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RlDAY, QCTOBER 13.1950
_TrI1la.fl' Stitt P"~c.o. THE OLD FOLKS ARE HAPPY, AND THE TAXPAYERS, 100-0"8 of the chief improvemenh
in Tuls. county during tho palt t""o yun has been ilt the county f.um, both in
physical i1ppur"nce <lind economic,,1 oper.tio n. And in the comfort of the residents, too,
,n demonstrated in th. picture at left "bove. At the riC]ht is <II part of the herd of 79 c"ttl.
now furnishin9 all the milk and beef needed at the farm. The lower pidur. shows more of
the meat suppl" p,nt of the f.rra's 70 head of hogs. A sher is butchered every 10 days
and two h09' weekly-replacing" $1,000 monthly meat bill be for. County Commiuioner
Claud. W. 8.iley took over di,edion of the f",m.
The Institution Is a Credit ~
County Farm Transformed
By NOL~"i BULLOCIi leal football and to cut out aU common before 1948. n01lo' are thlnp
The ntxt time you drive out on ex Yag.nce~ which had ''''tiled of the pa;U..
II. S. M. the Tulsa-Muskogee hlgh- e~ndltures. Bailey and Creekmort uld
"".y. you oU1!'ht to litop at one of the The commlsaloners reeenUy ern- the rum ralso all of It. 0"'"
county'S In.uitutlon$. pJoyed • reg~tered nurse to super. meat. Two hOIS a week and one
II YOU ha\'en'j been to the eoun4 vise the farm.$ hOl;pltal. In the put slee about e>'try 10 dan .re
t)' farm lately you are In for. aur- an 1] paUent \\'8.'1 moved to a TulM but:hertd
pl'!-'ie hOllPltal. c1tJ5plte the fact the county .
i,ost vtsltors wilt be Amued at hu 1t3 090'n doctors and a place for Three lal'll'e «:frlgerators and
the rontr:aI;L not only In the physical the slc!e. three deep·freezers w~e purehMecl
Improvcmcnu. bUt In laving!; In the last )'ear. and they aN! kept flll!d
operatlon of the farm, which In the The hO$pilal, once In a ",'lth meat and chickens to be
past has drawn much criticism. nauseous condition, now b .pie .'!Ierved to the resident".
and !pan. painted at Intervals Creekmore explained that 35
For nRm"re, the farm super- lind scrubbed to " Ihln,. flnlm acres of corn ""ll\ go II. long way
Intendent and matron can tell YOIl dally. teward providing feed for the
how mllny residents are there: c!\ttle, horses lind hog•. Sixty acres
they ean tell you how many MrS Prc..'<Cntly there are 79 residents of hill land has bcen pl"nted to
and COWS are on the pillce: that at the farm. Jespedc~a and r)'e grl\.Sll for pas-raney
food. are not ordered for An odious practice o( relatlves ture
the consumption of orficj:l.ls. "l\Ttanl:!I1g" for the aged to be ~1U. Fleming lioald the rainy
i5.hl d to the farm has been cut weather of the i5.Ummer grOWing
The many Improvements have out, months cut Into the food canning
been made during the last. two years Bailey's program or making program.
~Ince the farm was taken over by the farm pa.y for Itself as far a. "But lit that we canned more
County COmmluloner Claude BaUey., POJIlSlble. Ins~ad of being l\ total than 400 quarts or tomatoes," she
The tT'lllSformation began wIth drain on the taxpayers, Is working said Three Icres of sweet and Ir13h
Balley's appointment of Arthur out. potatoelio onions cabbaite, spinach,
Creekmore as superintendent and ere Ire now 79 head of catUe and t.urnlps were planted.
Mt"$. Paulme Fleming as matron. on the farm and the COWl! produce Some months before Creekmore
At the beginning of the Jut
III h milk ta supply the place. arne liuperlnk-ndent., the former
fiscaJ year BllIley lmd COmmlt;- There are 70 head of hogs and fann head, William H. StAnsbery.
slonet"$ Jim Hardest.y and John aboUt 500 la}ing heM. '!be fann tald a reporter th.t the eattll'l on
Cow:ch agT"«!d ta eliminate prr.ct.lce. is ..)Ung lUI surplU1l eggs. the (arm ....ere .. c:o~operatlve atwhich
had made the farm a pollt- e $1.000 a month meat bUill, .fair. funlWMd by employes." and
could not tell how many were owned
by the county.
Tl'>day the cattle bear the farm',
Another IItt for the tal'pa,.en
ron (bile,.', 8UttUlI In oblalnln..
surplu, food from the jl:Oyc.rnment
for I1Ie at the tarm.
He said he had Ju.~t receiVed no-I tlce that 1,2(10 pounds of potatoea,
150 pounds of cheese and 120 pounds
ot butter had bee'n ordered shipped
to the farm. The only OOIt ....., 118.12
BaIley oompJalned one Item of
expense had Inereued-the cost or
Spavinaw .,...ta. He pointed out
that ....hereas the monthly blU previOusly
...., around $3~ a month. It
'tV runs from '100 to '125 because
he e1ty haa Increased Its rate.
And are the old foUta aatlsfted?
All but one. He complained
o a reporter that the four eggs
nd .u: aaucer-sized biscuits
hat he got for breakjQ3t weren't
Creekmore usured him lhe egaupply
ta plentiful and "your atomch
Is your limit."
Be a Ches.tJ:rJ
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