—Sequoyah County Times, Nov. 5, 1948
From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times
25 Years Ago
(From the Nov. 5, 1998, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —The mural is almost complete, artist Wakie Trudeau of Sallisaw said this week about the four-year project which depicts 100 years of Sequoyah County history.
The mural, designed by area artists and sponsored by the Onawah Study Club, is being painted on the west face of the building at the corner of Elm and Cherokee in Sallisaw.
Although the mural was painted with all volunteer labor, Trudeau pointed out, the paint alone cost $55 a gallon because it is paint produced especially for such projects.
The nine squares of the mural, Trudeau said, represent Sequoyah County history from before 1900 to the present.
“Every square represents roughly, a 10-year period,” Trudeau said.
She concluded that a dedication ceremony for the mural is being considered and will be announced when plans are finalized.
(From the Nov. 1, 1973, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —State Democratic Chairman Guy Thompson, Sallisaw, said Tuesday his Republican counterpart’s suggestion that House Speaker Carl Albert should be investigated is “totally without merit.”
GOP Chairman Clarence Warner said Monday Albert should get an investigation similar to a congressional probe of Rep. Gerald Ford, R-Mich., President Nixon’s nominee for vice president, because Albert is next in line of succession to the presidency until Ford is confirmed.
He added that he has observed no actions by Nixon or state Republican leaders “that would indicate a serious desire to get to the bottom of the Watergate coverup and related issues.”
75 Years Ago
(From the Nov. 5, 1948, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) —Three persons unidentified by the sheriff’s office were questioned this week regarding a blast which wrecked the Muldrow city jail Oct. 30, but none was held.
No arrests have been made in the investigation which is being pushed by the Muldrow city council.
The jail, recently completed, was demolished last Saturday night in an explosion which Sheriff Henry Jones said was caused by dynamite. The building was unoccupied. It was built at a cost of $1,000 raised by public subscription.
—Contractors were moving in equipment and doing minor wrecking work in the community building here Thursday as actual work on Sequoyah County’s $90,000 Memorial hospital started.
Beckman and Word, Fort Smith building contractors, were awarded the contract for construction late in September by the county commissioners and hospital board.
The bid had to be approved by the federal government and this was received only two weeks ago, it was learned.
—Sequoyah County gins had baled only 342 bales of cotton this season, the weekly count made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shows.
100 years ago
(From the Nov. 2, 1923, issue of the Sequoyah County Democrat) —Harold Sellers, who recently returned to this city from California has opened up a bakery in the Breedlove building on Choctaw Street. The place will be ready for business Saturday. Mr. Sellers is a first-class bakeryman and with the backing of the home people he will be able to supply Sallisaw with all of the bread that is required.
—Miss Pearl Creekmore, a popular young woman of Marble City and Percy Emmitt Newell of the same place were married in this city Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church parsonage by Rev. R.F. Thompson. The newlyweds left the city Friday evening for a honeymoon trip through Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Newell is a railroad man, and is well-known in this city.