The Olney Enterprise (Olney, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, June 30, 1939 Page: 1 of 12
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The Olne y Enterprise
this IS YOUR TOWN—THIS IS MY TOWN—IF WE ALL SUFPORT 11 ONE HUNDRED PER CENT. IT WILL BE A ONE HUNDRED PER CENT TOWN.
ONE HUNDRED PER CENT FOR OLNEY
FRIDAY JUNE 30, 1939
BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM IN YOUNG CO.
Game to be
Tied for First in
Only holiday attraction for 0i-
ney Tuesday will be a baseball
game, at 3 o’cock when the Mexi-
can Eagles of Wichita Falls invade
the local diamond to cross bats with
the Red Sox. The Eagles are tied
for first place in the Wichita-Archer
league and Ryan Kelly, Sox mana-
ger, promises a game well worth
Sunday the Sox will trek to Lov-
ing in the second game of the sec-
ond half of the six-town, conference.
This past week’s game was a one-
sided affair here when the Sox, eas-
ily won IB to 1 over Throckmorton.
Throckmorton played its first game
in the conference, having, taken
Jean’s place in the league.
Zack McWhorter has taken over
management of the Throckmorton
team, and will have his crew suited
out for the. next game. Manager Kel-
ly expects this team to develop in a
keenly competitive group.
Jiggs Rue scored Olney’s only
home run Sunday afternoon when he
also slugged for a triple.
In other games Sunday Graham
won 4-2 over Loving and Antelope
won 6-5 over Anarene.
J. Kelly, If
B. C. Rue. c.
R. Kelly, ss.
R. Jackson, rf.
D. Allen, 3b.
H. Schlegel, cf.
C. Campbell, fb.
J. Rue, 2b.
A. Mikeski, p.
G. Surrat, p.
(See Holiday Game back page Col. 2)
Mixing Plant Open
One Day Weekly
Drought and other natural causes
have played welcome havoc with the
predicted grasshopper damage, D.
A. Adam, county agent, has an-
nounced following a survey. For
this reason, the poison mixing-
plant at Graham will be open only
one day each week, Thursday.
Preliminary surveys made during
the winter through the county
agent’s office with the assistance of
the Bureau of Entomology of the
United States Department of Ag-
riculture indicated a sufficient
number of eggs were laid last fall
to warrant preparation of one of
the hardest grasshopper fights that
has ever been made in Young coun-
A recent check of grasshopper
hollows made by Mr. Adam and E.
A. Gunderson found there were from
two to six grasshoppers per square
yard when prel'miPary surveys
(See Hoppers back page Col. 4)
girl for Young county, so vo-
ted by her own 4-H Club mem-
bers, is Miss Betty Wells,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Wells of the Proffitt commun-
Last year Miss Wells won
first place in the Young coun-
ty clothing contest and was
sent by the Home Demonstra-
tion Council to the Junior
Short Course at A&M College,
where she was judged as dis-
trict first place winner.
Young county’s nomination
for the Gold Star honor was
made under the supervision of
a committee composed of Al-
meda Harrell of South Bend,
last year’s Gold Star girl, Mar-
ian Gibson and Mrs. G. E.
Temporary Suspension of WPA
Paving Project Ordered by Engineer
Standing of members of the Wo-
men’s Golf Club will be posted
Monday at the municipal- golf course
when qualifying rounds- are com-
pleted, according to Mrs. Clyde
Scott, president of the group.
Qualifying rounds may be play-
ed through Sunday, Mrs. Scott said.
No time limit on the ladder play-
off has been set. Plans for ladder
play were i-nade. Monday night
when the club was organized.
Mrs. Scott was named president
and Mrs. R. G. Bandy chosen vice-
president. Mrs. C. R. Pattison, Mrs.
Earl Gray and Mrs. Doyle St. John
were appointed to serve as an ad-
Other members include Mesdam-
es Charlie Russell, Otto Spratt,
Ray Versaw, L. N. Hays, C. V.
Morgan, Elmer Strealy, John Tur-
ner, Joe Green, Frank Brown, C.
G. Nixon and A. J. Graves.
E. W. Hunt to Clear
Lot on West Main
Soon after the first of July,
clearance of the lot on West Main,
east of the Westex Theater, owned
by E. W. Hunt, will begin. The
stucco station, formerly known as
W. Standridge station, and other
structures on that lot will be- re-
- Quashing rumors, Mr. Hunt stat-
ed he does not plan to erect an-
other building on that property.
Evangelist to Hold Two ^X^eeks
Revival at Assembly of God Church
Evangelist L. H. Sheets of Ster-
ling, Colo., will begin revival ser-
vices at the Assembly of God
Church Wednesday, July 5, accord-
ing to the pastor, Rev. Troy Fra-
Rev. Sheets will fill the pulpit
for the evening services at 8
o’clock during the annual two-
weeks summer meeting. No morning
sessions are planned at present,
Rev. Frazier stated.
The evangelist chosen for the
revival is well known since he - has
conducted revival services through-
out the Middle West. "He -is a very
forceful speaker and will discuss
"The Golden Age,” "When Anti-
Christ Reigns,” "Who Killed Jesus
Christ” and "When Will Jesus Re-
turn”,” said Rev. Frazier who added
Rev. Sheets will be ably assisted by
by his wife.
Services will be held in the open
air. Rev. Frazier extended the pub-
lic a cordial invitation to attend
Added to Roosevelt
0,ne hundred books have been
added to the Roosevelt School lib-
rary for use during the summer
months, announced Mrs. John Neal,
president of the Roosevelt Parent-
Teacher Association which sponsors
the summer library.
These books were sent by the
Texas State Library of Austin for
use until Sept. 20.
During June 331 books have been
checked out and sixty-three have
used free reading rooms.
Volumes include Sicusel Long-
skirt by Aanrud, The King’s Mule
by Akers, Jack and Jill by Alcott,
Little Women by Alcott, Old Fash-
ioned Girl by Alcott, Seven Little
(See New Books back page Col. 4)
Glen Dyer Leads
In Closing Days
, Registration for the June fishing-
contest at W. C. Harrell’s will re-
main open until 6 o’clock Friday
afternoon, said Coe Ellis, who is
in charge of the rod and reel com-
Glen Dyer of Orth is leading
contestants with a 6 1-4 pound
small bass caught June 17 at the
Woodson Lake. Mr. Dyer used a
cane pole and hickory shad for bait
in landing the catch which may win
the contest for him.
Second place is claimed by Hobb
Still of Woodson who caught a
5 3-4 pound small mouth bass at
Woodson Lake the day after Mr.
Dyer’s catch. Mr. Still used the
cane pole and hickory shad method
Until these two entries were
weighed in at Harrell’s A. A. Wirz
of Seymour, assistant coach here,
was leading with a 3 3-4 pound
(See Anglers back page Col. 3)
AT 4,654 WITH
Nearing contract depth of 5,000
feet, the Hull-Silk No. 1 H. N. Tuck-
er rotary test is drilling ahead in
shale with ho showing at 4,654, ac-
cording to persons in charge, Thurs-
Despite adverse showings, geogo-
lists claim the formation is running
good!. They believe oil sand will be
picked up at 4,700 feet. Contract
calls for a 5,000-foot test; whether
the operators will drill deeper has
not been definitely decided. Another
week will be required to reach the
One of the shallow stakes made
during the past week was by Rhea
Anderson and others who moved in
the rig Saturday and started drill-
ing Monday on the Henry Custer
lane! 1,2000 feet northwest of the
Mercer field. Mr. Anderson expects
to find pay about 1,100 feet while
the contract calls for a 1,500-foot
test. A week will be required to
complete the well.
Why Celebrate the Fourth?
ANOTHER DEBUNKER HEARD FROM
HORANY SALE TO
Saturday morning will mark the
exact day of the opening- of Ho-
rany’s seven years ago. A sixth an-
niversary sale will begin, at 8 o’clock
Saturday morning to observe the
The store-wide sale will run eight
day, Ray Horany, owner, said, with
special prices and bargains to be
found! in every department.
Mr. Horany expressed his sin-
cere appreciation to Olneyites and
residents of the surrounding com-
munities for their patronage and
hoped that the price and quality
of his goods would: continue to mer-
it their business.
has been set for the opening
of the annual two-weeks sum-
mer revival at the Assembly of
God Church with Evangelist
L. H. Sheets of Sterling,
Colo., to bring sermons each
evening at 8 o’clock. Services
will be held in the open air.
Moves Stock Here
Closing out of the store in Gra-
ham and moving the stock to the
store here was announced Tuesday
by J. P. Alexander, sole owner.
Stock remaining after a close-out
vsae of several weeks duration was
brought here with vans operating
from Saturday through Tuesday.
By bringing stock from the Gra-
ham store here Mr. Alexander said
he would be able to offer bigger
and more complete lines in every
division of his store. Mr. Alexander
was warmly and sincerely apprecia-
tive of past patronage of the store
here as he announced the arrival
of merchandise from the Graham
Since debuking, shattering of
illusions and such seems to be the
favorite outdoor sport of lots of
people these days, we’re passing on
to our readers the reason why we
should not shoot firecrackers July
4, aside from safety practices.
"Ask the first 100 Americans
you meet why the United States
celebrates July 4 and about ninety
of them will give the wrong ans-
wer,” instructed an Associated,
Press reporter. And this reporter del-
ves into history, most of us have
long since forgotten, to prove that
we celebrate on the wrong day and
should save our firecrackers until
August 2 to be exactly correct.
It seems we are shooting fire-
crackers and closing stores just
twenty-nine days early. The declara-
tion, we are told, was passed by
Congress on July 4, 1766—but
wait. It was not until Aug. 2 that
the sixty-five signers put their nam-
(See Debunker back page Col. 2)
Joe Benson Plants
Hundreds of Iris
To Beautify Lot
An inspiration to owners of va-
cant lots — that’s what we think
of the beautification project being-
undertaken by Joe C. Benson, flow-
er enthusiast, who is planting rows
and' rows of iris on the preperty on
West Elm owned by Miss Nancy Mc-
Eighteen row's have been prepar-
ed for planting and six rows have
already been completed. Different
varieties of the iris, a hardy plant,
will be placed on the lot which has
formerly been allowed to grow up
in ,-weeds. Between sixty and sev-
enty-five plants to a row are being
set out by Mr. Benson.
These flowers will add to the
beauty of this block as well as be
To Highway Project:
Suspension of the Work Progress,
Administration paving project here,
as of Fridhy, June 30, was ordered
Wednesday by Fred Dangeleisen,.
area engineer from Breckenridge,
The suspension will be temporary..
Mr. Dangeleisen said, but until fur-,
ther orders are received the paving
project wil remain incomplete.
WPA employees on the local pro- -
ing program will be transferred to
the Newcastle-Throckmorton road .
which is also being constructed by
Protests were made Thursday to.
Karl E. Wallace, district director of
the WPA, at Fort Worth and Mayor
Morriss Hannis .said city officials
would carry the fight against even
temporary suspensions to the
Antonio office and Washington if
necessary. Mayor Hannis suggested
in his letter that at least thirty of-
the fifty-five workers be allowed
to continue on this project, if the
entire number did not remain.
Removal of WPA labor will leave
the North Avenue F block between;
West Elm and West Oak, the North.
Avenue D block between West Main,
and West Elm and the South Avenue
D block between West Main and
West Hamilton without asphalt top-,
ping-. Curb and guters have been run-
on the Baptist block. Delay in the
arrival of a earload of asphalt has.
held up completion of two blocks
and some strips on West Payne.
Officials are protesting the tem-
porary suspension of the local pro-
ject singe that will move all WPA.
labor into the south part of' the
county. Employees of the water-
works project at Graham will con-
tinue on that program, I. N. Ronho-.
vde, city engineer, said, while Olney’s
employees will be withdrawn to
work in the highway division.
THERE ought to be something
done about men’s styles.
* * *
TOO MUCH is done about wo-,
men’s styles, but men—well, they
just ain’t versatile enough along
WHEN HOT summer days come
along, as come along they do, me:i
a boon to hay fever sufferers who! should have sense enough to wear
were aggravated by the presence I apparel that will let the breeze in
of wee ate. I and out.
We think Mr. Benson is to be j * * *
commended for his interest in beau- j INSTEAD OF dressing so’s the
tifying this lot. , breeze can sort of ventilate the
- ! pants and. shirt regions, men jerk
on a high collar, slip-knot a tie about
Mr: and Mrs. Dudley Myers and
sons were in Weatherford Sunday
where they visited Mrs. Myers’ par-
ents. Bobbie remained for a longer
visit with his grandparents.
their neck and draw it tight. They
wear long trousers that tip the
floor and yank a belt about their
(See Facts back page Col. 5)
Humphrey Reviews Seven Y ears Here
in Report for Board of Education
With W. G. Drummond, retiring
president presiding, a new slate of
officers headed by Bernard Lunn
was installed Tuesday at the Lions
During the ensuing year Mr. Lunn
will have the following officers to
aid him: O. L. Bullock, secretary-
treasurer; W. L. Hallman, first vice-
president; Dr. Ralph Woolsey, sec-
ond vice-president; J. B. Lasater,
third vice-president; A- A. Wirz,
Lion tamer and Clyde Scott, tail
twister. J. C. Lovelace and B. V.
Bogy are new directors of the club.
The club will pot meet next week
since the Fourth of July comes on
Tuesday. At the next meeting, July
11, Mr. Lunn will announce commit-
tee chairmen and members to serve
during the next year.
Accomplishments and a review ofjhically illustrate some problems,
seven years’ work are succinctly de-1 particularly of finance, or clarify
picted and related in Dr. Joe R. [ comparisons.
Humphrey’s superintendent’s report; DIRECTORY GIVEN
compiled in nineteen pages which J Following an explanatory and
he presented to men who are serving presentation letter to the board of
on the board of education and who education, Dr. Humphrey made
have served- during his tenure here.
Five major divisions were made
by the retiring superintendent, whose
term expires June 30, in viewing
happenings of the past seven years.
Divisions include child accounting
wherein he touches on attendance,
promotion and retention au,d college
entrance; administration and finance
which includes the dollar burden of
schools in Olney and functional or-
ganization; instruction which em-
braces degrees of faculty members,
professional improvement and fac-
ulty committees; co-operating agen-
cies and some accomplishments.
directory wherein he named the
trustees, gave the expiration of
terms of office, listed high school,
Birney School and Roosevelt School
100 Expected to
One hundred entries are antici-
faeulty members together with pated in the first annual open invita-
their degrees, positions held, num- ton golf tournament to be staged
here Aug. 11, 12 and 13. Trophies
ber years of experience, tenure in
the local schools and yearly salary.
One page briefly outlines the cal-
endar for the 1938-39 school year.
"We are commendably careful to
see that public school funds are
properly accounted for, but how
seldom do we think of accounting
to determine whether our children’s
educational progress is commen-
Tables and figures have been) surate with the time and money in-
made by Dr. Humphrey, with the j vested,” prefaces Dr. Humphrey in
able assistance of Miss Margaret1 his discussion of child accounting.
Lewis, Miss Edna Wood and W. L.
Coffey, to more clearly and grap-
He continues with a table includ-
(See Report back page Col. 4)
costing about $300 will be awarded^
said C. V. Morgan, trophy chairman*
"We hope to attract some of the
best sand green golfers in West
Texas to Olney’s first invitation
tournament,” Harry Bettis said.
Plans now are to make the tourney
an annual affair.
An entrance fee of $3 will be as-
sessed for the three-day meet.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Newman and
sons spent Sunday in Mineral Wellst
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