The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1921 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME 28, NUMBER 24.
CANADIAN, HEMPHILL COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1921.
SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 THE YEAB
Work on Highway to
Lipscomb County Line
to Start in Few Days l
WELLINGTON TEST WELL
PAYING OIL PRODUCER
Wellington, March 14. — The
nited Drilling and Developing
I Company notified the Wellington
Commercial Club that oil had beei) I
found in paying quantities in thq
deep test well on the Sherman
POLICE GET AFTER TAX DODGERS
SATTERWHITE TO BE IN THE
RACE FOR NEXT SPEAKER
J. F. Hamer of Fort Worth, con-
tractor for the construction and
hard-surl'acing of State Highway
No. 4, the D-C-D; from Canadian
to the Lipscomb County line, was Henard farm six miles north of
in this city Monday in the interest
cf the work. It is announced that
work will start on the road in a
short time. The new route leaves
the present road about a mile west
of the bridge and takes the high-
way to the Horse Creek camping
grounds over higher ground, get-
ting the road away from the river
Mr. Harrier stated that dirt
would probably be broken next
Monday on the new highway.
Wellington. Casing and cement are
being placed on the ground and a
cable rig installed. Interest is run-
STATE REDISRICTING IS
DEAD FOR THIS SESSION
Ed. S. Humphrey is the
New Commissioner for
Precinct Number One
Austin, March 11.—There will
be no redisricting of any kind at
this session of the legislature.® j
The house bills reapportioning a' once and enteied on the duties
The first act of the commission-
ers court Monday was lo appoint
Ed S. Humphrey, manager of the
Humphrey Grocery Company, as
commissioner for this precinct, to
fill the vacancy caused by the res-
ignation of "Uncle Tom Connell,
who has been ill for several
months. Mr. Humphrey qualified
Austin, March 12.-—Lee Satter-
white of Carson County announced
today that he would be a candidate
for speaker of the house of the
thirty-eighth legislature. He is
chairman of the house committee
on general appropriations.
the state into senatorial and repre-
sentative districts are dead in the
senate. This is extremely disap-
pointing to West Texas and the
legislators from that section of the
state. They -have striven hard to
pass the bills but the opposition
has been too strong.
Neither of the bills was digni-
fied with an early committee re-
port in the senate, but shelved in
the committee. That was an effect-
he method of putting them to
sleep. They were killed just as ef-
fectively as if the senate had re-
turned an adverse vote.
By the senatorial bill West Tex-
as was to have gotten four new
This Selection of a commissioner
will meet the approval of the citi-
zens of this precinct, and Judge
J. E. Stephens used excellent'judg-
ment in placing his name before
the court. Mr. Humphrey is one of
the foremost and most substantial
citizens of the county, is a success-
ful business man, is progressive,
and has the insight and judgment
to act in the capacity of commis-
sioner, a pla?e where men are so
often called upon to exercise cau-
tion in matters that have to dc
with the expenditure of public
r. • ; - lu^h a way that the pub-'
1 will get value received for ev-
senators and allowed much more ei -v dollar expended,
representation. In the representa- i
tive bill they were based on the ! COMMITTEE AGREES ON $8,000
population and the West would SALARY FOR THE GOVERNOR
have materially gained. The West
complains that senatorial districts
have not been changed in twenty
years and that as they exist today
against that part of Texas. i
there are absolute discriminations j
Had the senatorial bill
The photograph shows a Chicago policeman stopping an unlucky motor-
ist who had neglected to obtain his city vehicle tax. The police of Chicago
are stationed at ail streets leading into the loop and inspecting all cars to see
If the owner has a license.
County will Receive
a Car of Caterpillar
Tractors from State
The trial of the case of the State
of Texas vs. Mrs. Stella Beau-
champ has been set for Monday,
March 21st, at Wheeler.
A. & M. Bill Passes
Austin, March 12.—Altho the
regular session of the thirty-sev«
enth legislature was to adjourn
sine die at noon today, the clock
was turned back to permit enroll-
ment of the many bills passed the
last two days and final a't^urn-
ment will not be accomplished un-
til late today.
After sensational incidents, the
house at 12.45—the clock reading
11.45—adopted the free confer-
ence report on the bill creating the
West Texas A. and M. College.
Three members were taken front
a train to make the quorum and the
train was held.
The three members were Bald-
win of Lubbock and Curtis and
J. S. Hood, Candidate
for Mayor, Nominated
by Popular Acclaim
In view of the fact that Mayor
B. G. Taylor declines to become a
candidate for Mayor of Canadian
for another term, a number of the
business and professional men of
the town have prevailed upon J. S.
Hood to allow the use of his nam.?
for mayor in the April election.
His announcement is made by
friends and will be found in the! Hemphill County, and this means
The county commissioners court
in session this week passed an or
tier to employ a county agent. The Sw^et ^Tarrant,
county will pay him a salary of
$1,000 and the state will pay him
a salary of $1,550. The district
manager has stated that he has
two good men available for the
place, so it is expected that Hemp-
hill County will have a farm agent
on the job by the first of April.
This movement by the county court
practically assures a big fair for
Canadian this fall.
The United States government
has appropriated to Texas 1,250.
big caterpillar tractors to be used
for road work, without any rental
charges on them.
Judge J. E. Stephens has been
instructed by the commissioners
court to wire the state highway
department to send a car load to
Austin, March 11.—The salary
of the governor has been fixed at
i?S,000 per annum, an increase of
100 per cent over the present sal-
ary, by the free conference com-
been, mittee appointed to agree qn the
passed in its usual form one-half senate joint resolution providing
of the members of the senate for an increase in the pay of cer-
would have been deprived of two tain state officers and legislators,
yf'ars of their four-year terms. | The agreement was reached late
lhose senators elected last No-; today and the report of the corry
vember will serve four years. Had i mittee was adopted by both hous-
the apportionment bill passed the e:<.
entire thirty-one members of thej' The salary of the legislators is
senate would have had io be elect- j fixed at $10 a day for the first 120
ed in 1922. J c'ays of each regular session and
The iepresentative bill sought, §r> a day for each additional day
tc increase the total number from that the legislature remains in ses-
announcement column of the Rec-
ord this week.
Mr. Hood was the first mayor of
that this county will receive either
three or four caterpillar tractors
of five-ton size, This will be a
Canadian and made a good one. splendid addition to the county's
He is familiar with the needs of
the city, is a splendid office man,
and a progressive citizen.
We are sure that the citizenship
generally will be glad to know that
Mr. Hood is willing to serve in the
capacity of mayor.
The snow last week did not in-
jure the trees in bloom but the
light frost Wednesday night fol-
lowing killed many of the apri-
cots, peaches and plums. Many
trees not yet in full bloom were
not injured, and it is reported that
the apple crop is yet safe. Many
Canadian yards are still beautified
by peach and other fruit trees in
full bloom, so the frost did not af-
fect all places alike.
FEOPLE TO VOTE ON REFORM
SYSTEM FOR PENITENTIARY
The final vote on the bill was
£7 to 33, and four pairs.
The conference report on the
vocational educational bill"amend-
ment was also adopted, and thus
all such reports got in.
A reconsideration and call for
the house was necessary to jam
the free conference report on the
West Texas A. and M. College
thru. The conference committee
agreed that the college shall be
co-educational, permitting boys
as well as girls to attend and it is
to be a college of the first class.
The board of directors of the A.
and M. College are to select the
site and are not required to report
to the legislature.
The senate elected C. R. Floyd,
Red River County, president pr<£
Gaining a Foothold
Bro. W. L. Swinney repoits hav
ing received much encouragement sc as to abolish the board of pris-
Austin, March 11.—The people
of Texas wll be given an opportun-
ity at a general election to be held
on the fourth Saturday in July.
1921, to vote on the proposition of
amending the Texas constitution
COUNTY COURT NEWS
The county court held a busy,
session this week, all the members
being in attendance, and Judg^
J. E. Stephens presiding. The
members are W. N. Nuckles, A. W.
Poteet, Wm. Victor, and Ed. S.
Among the matters disposed of
was the employment of Grover C.
Connell as county engineer at a!
salary of $150 per month. Mr. Con-
rell's duties will consist of taking
142 to 150 members, the maximum
number allowed under the consti-
tution, divided into 125 districts.
Several districts have more than
FUREY GETS TWENTY YEARS
FOR ALLEGED• SWINDLE
Fort Worth, March 14.—Joe Fu-
rey, indicted on two charges of
participating in the swindling of
Frank Norfleet of Hale Center out
ot $45,000 was given a sentence
of ten years in each case by a jury
ir. criminal district court this
morning. Furey plead guilty to
both charges and defended his
own case without the assistanco
of an attorney. The case was call-
ed at 10 o'clock this morning and
the jury returned a verdict under
only a few minutes of deliberation;
Furey, who was indicted under
the name of J. B. Stetson, which
name he was operating under at
the time of the alleged swindling)
was permitted by the court to
sion. The pay for attendance a'>
special sessions is fixed at $10 a
day. The mileage allowed the law-
makers has been cut in half, the
new allowance being ten cents per
The salaries of other state
ers has been agreed upon as fol-
lows: attorney general $7,500
secretary of state, land commis-
sioner, state treasurer, and state
comptroller, each $5,000 per an
FOR GRADUATING CLASP
The Record office will this week
deliver to the 1921 graduating
class of the Canadian high school
their commencement invitationsi
These invitations are espe-
cially nice ones, perhaps some of
the classiest that will be used any-
where this year, and the class can1
well be proud of them. There are
twenty-four in the graduating
ciass this year and the commence-
plead guilty under his correct ment exercises will be held at elev-
name. The deal began in the Adol- j en o'clock a. m,, Friday, May 20th.
phus Hotel, Dallas, several months *
ago. E. J. Ward and Chas. Gerber, | APPORTIONMENT OF $2.00
PER CAPITA ANNOUNCED
other defendants, were previously
convicted and were assessed pen-
alties of ten years each in the state
Ward was transferred to Wash-
Austin, March 11.—The state
' board of education today made an
ooportionment of $2 per capita
ington, D. C., where he was being j for support of the public schools,
held without bond on a similar, It was the second apportionment
charge, but took his own life a few made this month, the other being
days after he reached Washington, j for $2 per scholastic, making a
Gerber's case was appealed after total of $4 per scholastic for this
his application for a new trial was j month. There remains to be appor-
defeated by Judge George T. Ho- tioned before the close of the pres-
aey and he is being held in jail ent scholastic year $5 per scholas-
awaiting the decision of the high-' tic. The total apportionment to
t>r courts. 1 date is $9.50.
Higgins Loses at Austin
The Higgins boys easily defeat-j press has been libera' in press no-
ed Lubbock for the district basket- tices, ar.d it is truly a reward for
ball championship, the score be-
and promises of an, , >rt over the i or. commissioners and authorize
Panhandle and the South Plains j the legislature to pass such laws 1 cure of the road equipment, mak-
for the Panhandle Orphans Home as will provide for a different sys-
now established in Canadian. The tem of management for the prison
system. The submission of this
proposed amendment is or.e.of the
ing repairs, reviewing road work
£\;>d doing road work.
The county judge was authoriz-
ed to notify people not to dump
refuse along highways, and that
if there are any further violations
along this line the offenders will
The first National Bank wa« se-
the good people who have put their direct results of the investigation
ing 62 to 26. This entitled them to time and effort and also money made bv a legislative investigating
compete at Austin last week. They J into this project to know that the committee. i
were defeated at the state meet j Panhandle will rally to its sup-1 — ,
by the Gates team. At the game at j port. Tbere has beon a great needj BRANNON JURY DISAGREES
Canyon the North Plains students,! of this institution in the Panhan-| The Jury at Qheyenne ;n Roger iected as county depository and the
bncked the Higgins boys while the i die, and the Panhandle must not Mills County, Okla., failed to agree Southwest National Bank as th^,
South Plains students pulled be niggardly in rallying to . its on a ver<jjct jn t^e case against school fund depository. The inter-
charged with est Pa'^ on deposits is four per>
The old building placed on the
sand flat near the river several
strong for Lubbock.
Canadian the North Plains Market
If you have noticed the wagons of grain and hogs com-
ing to Canadian you may have had some idea that this place
has become the marketing center of the North Plains. Ca-
nadian is receiving grain and hogs from all over the Plains.
Farmers are using our highways to bring their products
from distances of fifty miles to this shipping point. Cana-
dian is shipping cars of grain to the grain centers and hogs
to the packing plant in Los Angeles. Farmers around Dur-
ham and Crawford, Okla., are trucking their products to
Canadian. Wheeler County farmers, Lipscomb County farm-
ers are marketing in Canadian.
Canadian is the North Plains market. Canadian has the
biggest stores and the best merchants. Canadian can come
nearer to supplying the farmer with everything he wants -
to purchase than can any other town.
L. S. Palmer, grain and hog buyer, has been leading
the way to higher markets for the farmers' products.
Do good highways pay? We'll say they do. Give the
farmers good roads to Canadian.
Build a flour mill in Canadian. Make flour for the en-
tire Southwest, and maintain a custom mill to take care of
the farmer. Canadian is out in front as the first town of the
North Plains. Let's keep our place. Other towns are coming.
We can't stand still and hold that lead. We'll have to forgq
causing the death of Claude Wil
son last summer by slashing his
jugular vein with a pocket 'knife. ,
B>annon was 16 years of age and years ago for a pest house, but
Wilson was 19. The jurors were which has ro~er hoen used, was
discharged as a hung jury. ' ordered sold. Wm. Victor purchas-
The affray occurred at a ball ed it.
game at Durham on June 12th i The regular term of th« justice,
Spectators were largely responsi- court was set for the fourth Wed-
fcle for the homicide, as they took, nesday in the mon*h. beg'rning
a prominent part in instigating a ! with the month of April. It has
f.L'ht between the boys. The Bran- been heretofore the fourth Friday.
r:on boy claimed that the crowd
had been heckling him and urging
a mutual combat and when the
The court ordered an additional
levy of 6 cents on the $100 valua-
tion to raise the sinking fund levy
fight started he was interfered from 14 cents to the required 20
with, giving the Wilson boy the certs for the road bonds in Road
advantage in the fight. He then
struck Wilson in the neck with a
The witnesses for the state then
testified that Wilson was backing
out of the crowd, that Brannon
was not interfered with, and had
no justification is pulling out a
knife. That Wilson was unarmed.
Defense council argued that the
defendant was scared and struck
with a knife with the sole idea
of fighting his way thru an antag-
onistic crowd, without intent to
do any fatal injury.
District No. 1.
TRUSTEE ELECTION NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on
Saturday, April 2d, a trustee elec-
tion will be held in the Canadian
high school building for Canadian
Independent School District. At
this time three trustees will bs
elected. The members whose time
expires are H. C. Ammons, L. A.
McAdams, and R. L. Blanton. Dr.
F. H. Snyder and N. P. Willis re-
main on the school board.
ONE STOCKMAN SPEAKS
Mr. W. A. Palmer,
Secretary, Chamber of Commerce.
I see from the Record that the
Chamber of Commerce at its next
regular meeting has invited the
farmers and stockmen to express
their wishes in regard to the hold-
ing of a fair in the fall.
I am for the county fair, and I
hope that it can be arranged, as I
know of no better way to advertise
Hemphill County and Canadian.
Besides, it costs less to exhibit
the county's produce at home, and
it also brings the people of the
county together and creates a
more friendly feeling and a better
understanding among the whole
people. I am not only anxious for
it, but heartily endorse the fair.
W. C. ISAACS.
Long Beach, California.
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Loomis, L. P. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1921, newspaper, March 17, 1921; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125490/m1/1/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.