Stephenville Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, June 27, 1924 Page: 1 of 8
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STEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 27. 1924.
We sell the only 12 month unconditional guaranteed battery in town—Evans Auto Co.
Tuesday of this week saw the open-
ing of the Stephenville City League
hB(M»haH association, the teams of
Connor Blakeney and Prof. Faubion
being tha two to get assignments for
the opening day. A fairly good crowd
was on hand, yet very likely many
who wanted to be on hand were kept
away for one reason or another. The
people will come ont and when the
gong sounds this afternoon at four
o'clock everybody who can will be on
hand, smiling and happy and ready
to aee extra good amateur baseball,
played by home boys and clean
enough for anyone to appreciate.
The four teams in the league are
made up of young men of Stephen-
ville and surrounding territory, the
management being the same as last
year. So far about sixty men have
registered on the four different teams
and others are asked to register, pro-
vided they have any proclivities along
the lines of baseball playing.
But getting back to the Tuesday
affair. Connor Blakeney and his
husky cohorts lambasted defeat into
victory in the last few minutes of
play, staging one of those famous
million dollar and so called ninth-in-
ning rallies. The manager first hit a
runner in ahead of him and then John
Roberts,who has been feared by base-
ball pitchers for ever and anon, finish-
ed the trick, making the final score
4 to 3. Thus ended the first game of
However, the ninth inning was not
the only thrilling moments of the
gaAe. Jim Jamison hooked one" of
Red Lowe’s crooked slants for a home
run right in the first inning. But this
did not in the least dismay Messrs.
Faubion et al, for by successive hits
and errors on the part of the Blake-
ney fielders they tied the score and
had the game won until the aforesaid
fatal ninth inning.
These games are the finest sort of
entertainment and the Tribune con-
tends that all lovers of baseball will
be well repaid by coming out. All
home talent and clean from beginning
to end. A game in which all can take
ptpf.. the end of the season
hund/eds of people will be attending.
Be on hand this afternoon and see
how well Mel Morrow and Coach Wis-
dom handle their teams. If the game
they play is as interesting as Tues-
day’s it will be a mighty good one.
VETERAN AVIATOR GETS
THRILL OF LIFE WHEN HE
MAKES PARACHUTE LEAP
Dayton, Ohio.—.Lieut. John A. Mac-
;ady, veteran army flyer, has added
e most thrilling chapter to the story
his exploits in the air. He has
iwn across the continent in a day.
e has ascended to a height of more
an 24,000 feet and come down stiff
an automaton from the intense.
Wednesday night of last week he
awled out on the wing of his air-
ane, the motor of which had gone
ad, jumped and Trotted the ripcord
his parachute and started down
rough 1,800 feet of absolute black-
ss. He landed without a scratch,
le story of the flight and the jump
; told by MacReady today sounded
ce the most ■imagirtative of fiction,
ne of the strangest features came
ter he landed. His plane had fallen
the earth with a crash and was im-
ediately enveloped i n flames,
rowds congregated around it and
ood in horrified anxiety, helpless to
tricate the aviator, whom they felt
ire was trapped in the flaming
MacReady suddenly walked into
eir midst. He had landed a short
stance away and had seen the plane
ash as he glided through the air.
reviously Edward A. Wuichet of the
ayton Chamber of Commerce, walk-
g in the semi-darkness, was start!-
I to hear a voice from the sky say:
lello, below, hey—down there!”
MacReady had decided to call out
i he fell to preclude, if possible in-
ry in landing. “I kept carrying on
conversation with those below un-
I I felt a slight bump,” he said,
rhey told me I landed on the edge
a 100 foot cliff. Not a scratch or
ren a good bump!” Air officials
:re said MacReady is the first per-
m to ever make a night parachute
Columbia! Mite and
Keep your fowls free ojinjur-
ious insects this summer with
the best disinfectants. We rec-
ommend the above to give per-
Jm E. BARHAM
At a meeting of the Democratic
State Executive Committee at Dallas
on June 8, the State primary ticket
was made up to be certified to the
counties. It contains the names of
the following candidates:
T. W. Davidson, Marshall.
Lynch DAvidson, Houston, I I If i / it
V. A. Collins,"Dallas.
George W. Dixon, Houston.
T. D. Barton, Amarillo.
Joe Burkett, Eastland. ; '
W. E. Pope, Corpus Christi.
Felix D. Robertson, Dallas. '
Mrs. Miriam M. Ferguson, Temple.
Barry Miller, Dallas.
W. C. Edwards, Denton. H ' *
Wallace Malone, Fort Worth.
John D. McCall, Beaumont. I 1
United States Senator
Morris Sheppard, re-election; itt
Fred W. Davis, Austin.
John F. Maddox, Houston.
S. M. N. Marrs, re-election.11
O. D. Baker, Cause.
Don F. Smith, Galveston.
S. H. Terrell, West. -v
Tom Bell, Texarkana.
A. J. Smith, Haskell.
Pat Moulden, Austin.
Commissioner of Agriculture
George B. Terrell, re-election. |
R. E. Sparkman of Italy.
Court of Criminal Appeals
O. S. Lattimore, re-election. \
C. V. Terrell, re-election. <
Dan Moody, Taylor. / » M »
J. C. Wall. Austin.
J. M. Melson, Sulphur Springs
R.,M. Grisham, Eastland.
E. B. Ward, Corpus Christi. •
Commissioner of General Land Office
J. T. Robinson, re-election. *—
J. E. Binkley, Graham. ,
W. L. Sargent, Fort Worth.
Railroad Commissioner, 6-year term
Clarence E. Gilmore, Van Zandt
J. C. Mason, Taylor county.
Ed E. Weaver, Bowie county.
Railroad Commissioner, 4-year term
J. M. West, Harris county.
Lon A. Smith, Travis county. *•
Robert E. Speer, Tarrant county.,
W. A. Nabors, Wood county.
Railroad Commissioner, 2-year term
Walter M. W. Splawn, Bell county. I
Chief Justice Supreme Court
William Clayton Wear, Hill county.
R. H. Buck, Tarrant county.
C. M. Cureton, Bosque County.
Associate Justice Court of Criminal
O. S. Lattimore, Travis county.
Tenth Court Civil Appeals
J. N. Gallagher, McLennan county.
Place No. 1:
Geo. W. Barcus, McLennan county.
R. J. Randolph, Madison county.
Place No. 2: - , ^
J. A. Stanford, McLennan county.
Johp W. Spivy, McLennan county.
State Senator, 21st District
R. B. Moorman, Bosque county.
L .Brann, Hamilton county.
Fred E, Morris, Bosque county.
Carl C. Hardin, Erath county.
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Another Car Gladiola Flour
The fact tHat we sell about one car load of
GLADIOLA FLOUR every month in the
year is good evidence that this flour gives
We are this week entering our order for a
full car load, insuring at all times plenty of
this good flour. We have been sellirig Gladi-
ola for the^psfst eight years and apparently it
gets better every day.
The House of Appreciation
East Side Grocery Store
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Chandler Bros. Start
Ice Cream Factory
The enterprising firm of Chandler
Bros, are getting ready this week to
manufacture ice cream and have
adopted the trade name of CB for
perienced ice cream man who has
their products along this line. An ex-
been prominently connected with sev-
eral of the larger plants in Texas has
been engaged and will devote his en-
tire time to this department.
For the past two years this con-
cern has been handling cream and
manufacturing sweet cream butter,
besides taking care of their large
dairying interests. Their butter is
always in demand and at this time
is on sale in all cities and towns io
this section of Texas. Along with
these lines the manufacture of ice
cream should be an ideal plan.
The flavor and quality of the
'they aie 'making is as good as al
that has ever been offered in Stephen-
ville, according to those who have had
an opportunity to make the compari-
son. Within the next few days, it is
very likely that ice cream manufac-
tured in Stephenville will be offered
for sale by all the drug stores and
confectioneries in Stephenville and
the surrounding territory,
MRS. A. L. WHITTAKER
OPENS CREAM STATION
Mrs. A. L--Whittaker, of Stephen-
ville, is the first woman in Erath
county, so far as the Tribune has
been able to learn, to undertake to
operate and conduct a cream station.
According to an announcement in this
issue the station will open in the Rock
Barn building with the Stephenville
Produce Company, Saturday, June 28.
Mrs. Whittaker is taking the agen-
cy for the Texas Creamery, a concern
who has been in this city for the past
eight years and one of the Texas pio-
neer creameries. She will be assisted
by her husband and the two of them
should be able to take care of the
business in such a manner as to estab-
lish a lucrative and substantial cream
station proposition. Both are ener-
getic and have good sound ideas along
the lines of courtesy and service.
They also lay stress on the fact that
correct tests and as high prices as
anyone in Erath county will be main-
Their station will be open Saturday.
Look their announcement up in this
issue of the Tribune and call on them
—they are mighty fine people and the
Tribune wishes for them every suc-
cess in the new venture.
Bonnie Bell pleased her pa a plenty
for she took to the saddle like a duck,
so to speak. “The Man Next Door.”
—Majestic Theatre next Saturday.
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MAN SLOWLY SINKS IN
QUICKSAND AS RESCUE
EFFORTS PROVE IN VAIN
Wilkesbarre, Pa.—While his wife
and children looked on helplessly,
rescuers tried in vain to save An-
thony Antanartis, as he sank slow-
ly in quicksand in the rear of his
home at Swoyersville, three miles
For two hours neighbors with
shovels kept pace with him as his
body was drawn into the sand. The
best they could do was to keep his
head free. As fast as the sand was
taken out he would sink lower.
Finally the quicksand covered his
head, smothering him. Rescuers
sank a Wooden barrel, around his
body and it was recovered. Physi-
cians stood ready with pulmott^s
but they could do nothing.
Educational Picnic at
Huckabay on July 4th
'The Huckabay Welfare Association,
made up of people living in and
around Huckabay, announce the Edu-
cational Picnic which will be held
there on Friday, July 4th. Their aim
is to create interest in local schools
and at the same time add to the gen-
eral educational interests of Erath
county. At this time Huckabay is
striving to establish a first class rural
school and this meeting is expected to
chrystalize the idea along these par-
Talks and addresses will be made
from the educational field of the coun-
ty. Speakers who have promised to
be on hand are J. B. Jordan, recently
elected superintendent of the Huck-
ftbay schoalovho will talk on “What
is PossiblBpr a Rural High School.”
F. Whisenant, county superintend-
wdl speak on “Some Rural School
Ideas.” Miss Mary Marrs, “Why Go
to College?” ' W. O. Jenkins, super-
intendent of the Llano public schools,
“The Relation of Schools to Life.”
Also the state department of educa-
tion has been requested to send a rep-
resentative to explain the recent laws
of consolidation, transportation and
affiliation. These talks will all be of
interest to every school in the county,
and this meeting is intended to at-
tract county-wide attention.
FIREMAN, FALLING, GRABS
LIVE WIRE AND LOSES LIFE
Comanche, June 20.—Jim Carter,
36, volunteer fireman, was electrocut-
ed Thursday night while fighting a
residence blaze. Carter was between
the roof and ceiling when the ceiling
crumbled. He grabbed to keep from
falling and caught a live wire.
Two other firemen mirrowK*escap-
ed death. -f
Carter is survived by a wife and
Business houses were closed for the
funeral this afternoon.
One home was destroyed and an-
other partially destroyed in the blaze.
Mrs. H. T. Baxter and baby have re-
turned home from a pleasant visit in
WHEN YOU HAVE
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Once you start a checking account and watch it grow from
month to month, you get a real enjoyment out of thrift—
out of watching your balance in the bank become larger
and larger from month to month as you learn how to spend
less than you earn.' We offer every facility to encourage
thrift on the part of our patrons. Bank your money with
The FIRST STATE BANK
No Depositor in * State Bank in Texas Has Ever Lost o
REPORT ON HIGH-
The following report of the meeting
held in Hico was furnished us by the
secretary of the Association, C. B.
James, of the" Hamilton National
“In order to check up the progress
of the various committees working to
get the North and South Highway
from Stephenville, through Hicor and
Hamilton to Laiflpasas, President
Harry Gleason called a meeting at
Hico on Tuesday morning, June 24th.
“A large delegation of the leading
business men of Hamilton drove over
in cars and met with a delegation
from Fairy and Hico in the Hico city
“The meeting was called to order
by President Gleason, who reviewed
the work done and Secretary C. B.
James of Hamilton read letters from
business men of Stephcnyille and
Lampasas assuring the association of
the earnest efforts being put forth by
those towns to further the highway.
“While heartily" endorsing the
movement, the Stephenville citizens
had not formed a local branch of the
organization and a special committee
of three Hico men were appointed to
go to Stephenville this week and as-
sist in getting this done.
“The citizens of Lampasas have al-
ready had a meeting and selected a
highway working committee headed
by Mayor Roy L. Walker and compos-
ed. of Mr. Walker, Ray S. Carney, J.
R. Key, W. A. Isaacs and J. R. Holley.
A third meeting of the association
has been called to meet at Evant,
Texas, on Monday, June 30th, when
ii is hoped the citizens of Hamilton
and Lampasas can get together, with
a delegation from Stephenville, Hico
“In order to get the statistics nec-
essary to properly present the case to
the State Highway board the presi-
dent will appoint a special committee
composed of one or more men from
each town along the route to meet at
some selected place in the near future.
The president asked time to carefully
consider this committee and their
names can be announced next week,
as well as the place of meeting.
“The real necessity for this road is
evidenced by the enthusiasm with
which the movement has been met
along the entire route and it is the
common rema’rk of the leaders that
they have never seen an equal spirit
of cooperation and goodwill exhibit-
ed by neighboring towns in a matter
of this kind before. There has not
been the slightest question raised
about one place deriving more advan-
tage from the highway than another
although it traverses sections where
competition is very keen between the
The Cemetery Association is giving
its annual entertainment In the Fall.
Dates and announcements to be made
later. The following committees have
been appointed and may be consulted
at any time:
Parade Committee—Mesdames Neb-
lett, Newsom, Chas. Long, J. A. John-
son, Claude Johnson, Henry Cole, Cor-
bett, Jess Ward, Rufus Higgs and W.
J. Oxford. ‘
Candy Committee —- Mmes. Connor
Blakeney, L. W. Philips, Pat Pittman,
A. L. .Whittaker, B. B. Cage, Etta
Montague, Everett Keith, Emma Buck
Burk Yeager, Raymond Armstrong.
Pageant Committee-—Mmes. W. H
Frey, Willis Higginbotham, Day Cage
Fletcher Lane, Pearl Cage, A. A. Mc-
Sweeney, Jno. Hardin, Arch Jones,
L. L. Keyser, O. A. Cragwall, Bing-
Baby Show—Mmes. Jphn Frey,
Pearl Cage, Cecil Young, Bill Burk,
Dave Deaton, Day Cage.
Arrangement Committee — Mmes.
Jno. Cage, R. E. Cox, Sam Hendricks,
S. D. Naylor.
Committee to decide best Pink La
France and White Kaiserin Augusta
entered in contest: Mmes. W. A.
Dawson, S. N. Borders and Alford.
It is the plan of the asociation to
make this the best entertainment it
has been their pleasure to present.
They feel sure of the cooperation of
Mmes. MeKewn Johnstone, O. H.
Bell, Day Cage, Jno. Frey, Pearl Cage,
Mr. B. B. Pate, Executive Committee.
FOR SOLDIER BONUS ARE
NOW BEING SENT OUT
LAMB TRIPLETS WEIGH
168 POUNDS; REVENUE
FROM EWE IS $22.65
The following newspaper clipping
was’mailed the Tribune last week,
and unsigned. We publish without
“Jackson Brothers, Schleicher and
Tom Green county ranchmen,- have a
prize ewe on their ranch east of San
Angelo, the revenue from which so
far this year, including the sale of
the lambs and her wool, has aggre-
The ewe, a three-year-old Rambou-
illet, bore triplets on Feb. 14. These
lambs were weighed Sunday and the
wether tipped the scales at sixty-four
pounds and the two ewe lambs at
fifty-two pounds each, a total of 168
pounds, E. P. Freeman of Fort Worth,
salesman for the Cassidy-Southwest-
ern Commission Company, reported j
Monday. Mr. Freeman had guessed i
the weights at 150 pounds.
The three lambs brought $6 each
in the contracting by Jackson Broth-
ers to Jesse and Ad Neal late in the
winter of the lamb crop before any
of the lambs were born. The mother
ewe sheared ten pounds of twelve-
months wool which was sold for 4614
cents per pound, making a return of
$22.65 from the ewe this year, on an
investment not exceeding $10. And
Jackson Brothers still have the ewe
with which they may repeat the per-
formance next year. The lambs sold
by them to Neal Brothers will be de-
livered in October and will be taken
to the Neal ranch in Glasscock coun-
ty, where new fences are now being
INDIAN FIGHTS INDIAN
A battle to death with knives be-
tween two powerful Indian “bucks”
will be the leading story in the
Monthly Magazine Section of the
Stephenville Tribune to be issued on
July 4, 1924.
This true West Texas story is told
in Austin Callan’s own vigorous style,
and he always knows what he Is writ-
ing about; he was raised in West
Texas and has intimate acquaintance
with all the old timers of that section.
Don’t miss any one of Callan’s stories
—they interest and instruct and keep
us informed of early Texas history.
According to reports from Wash-
ington blanks on which ex-service
men in Texas may make application
for bonus are being distributed it is
announced by Maj. • Gen. Robert C.
Davis, adjutant general of the army.
Blanks for distrbution in the South-
west were mailed out Of Washington
orv Wednesday night, and are being
received by Legion posts, Red Cross
chapters and ' State ■ afirf" 'fffSttwc-
branches of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Disabled American Veteran#
and Army, Navy and Marihe Corps
offices and posts.
Six million blanks are to" be dis-
tributed, it is declared, and thq work
was planned so that distribution will
be made in every part of the United
States at one time. An additional
5,000,000 blanks will be sent out next
week, which will be distributed among
all the postoffices, of the country. Ex-
service men belonging to organiza-
tions may now secure their blanks as
they are received by their organiza-
Since the direction of the Presi-
dent on June 10, to proceed with the
administration of the bonus, over 800
clerks have ^been obtained and it is
expected that by the end of June this
number will have grown to over 1,200
and by the ertd of July, the entire
force of 2,517 will have been obtained.
The clerks who have been employed
so far are being schooled in the rec-
ords, mniling the application blanks
and learning to use the special com-
puting machines and other mechani-
cal devices which will be utilized in
this vast work.
PARKS CAMP SPLITS EVEN
WITH THURBER, SATURDAY
Thurber, Tex., June. 23.—The locals
defeated the leaders in the Oil Belt
League here Saturday with a 7 to 5
score in a fast, game featured by ex-
cellent playing. Sealey of Parks se-
cured two two-base hits, while the lo-
cals secured two three-base hits by
Adkins and home runs by White and
The visitors turned the Wick on
Thurber here Sunday and gavg them
a good trimming with a score of 14 to
6. The visitors’ got away with a 13
run lead before the locals could get a
man across the plate for the first run
in the fourth. The fourth inning prov-
ed disastrous as it seemed impossible
to put the visitors out. Appleton
walked the first man up, the next two
sacrificed, but reached first safely on
errors. The next four men secured
hits, which netjted a total.of six runs,
and no outs. McKinnon, Thurber’s
♦rusty third baseman, then took the
mound and struck out two, allowed
two hits which netted a run and hit
one man. With King and Tankers-
ley relieving Appleton and White, the
visitors only Secured *onc run during
the last five innings. It seemed that
Thurber would rally in the sixth and
eighth innings, but Sealey had them
in hand and the locals only secured
The Texas Press Association held
its meeting at Amarillo last week. A
significant feature was a straw vot<
for Governor in which Lynch Da^
son received more votes than all *
other candidates combined. ' There
were over 400 editors in attendance.
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