The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1921 Page: 4 of 8
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The Canadian Record
Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas
L. P. Loomis, Editor and Publisher
Published Every Thursday
Subscription Price, the year $2.00
Entered at the postoffice at Ca-
nadian, Texas, as second class
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1921
The reduced wage scale among
the employes of the packing hous-
es took effect Monday, the reduc-
tion being from ten to fifteen per
The commissioners court will
have the new Abo Pass highway
between Canadian and Glazier by
way of Dry Creek opened up just
as soon as all preliminaries can be
disposed of and arrangements
n.ade for work to go forward.
There is a side to the retirement
of Woodrow Wilson from public
life that carries with it a reward
that a nation hurrying about its
reconstruction problems fails to
appreciate. In a few weeks thq
name of Woodrow Wilson, presi-
dent of the United States thru the
World War period, will appear in
the news columns merely as inci-
dental. And yet in Wilson's step-
ping from the public stage and
passing from before the public*
eye to the calm and quietude of
private life, with the peace of
mind released from the ever re-
curring call to duty or ever pres-
ent demand for recognition, there
comes a reward more pecious than
mind can appreciate.
The official in public life whose
that thfe invitation will be accept-
entire time belongs to the public, e£| ..
J. S. HOOD
For City Marshal and Street Com-
B. F. ANDERSON
J. C. KILLEBREW (Re-election)
J. C. WHEELER
For City Secretary-Treasurer:
H. B. SPILLER (Re-Election)
President Harding has sug-
gested an international disarma-
ment council, which is being well
received by other nations. "I can
say," says Baron Lee of England,
no matter how exalted or humble
his office may be, has a position
that tries his metal. So much more
The query in several of the de-
partments of the railroad division
at Canadian is: "How are we going
to handle our work with the limit-
ed force now allowed us?" The
railroads are undoubtedly re-
trenching to meet new conditions
under the general price reduction
movement. It would seem to the
common people that a reduction
instead of the raise in freight and
passenger rates would be more in
keeping with the readjustment of
far beyond any law, precedent or
authority in righting the incon-
sistencies of the world.
Yet the man of ambition loves
the taste of power, of influence
over others. He wants to get out in
front and show that he is a leader
of men, a distributor of equity and
justice. The clarion call to great-
er responsibility lures men on de-
spite wolves howling around yes-
And so it is with a president of
the United States. It's a wonderful
responsibility. It takes a wonder
man to forge out ahead and attain
the place, regardless of political
classification. It takes a wonder
man to carry the duties of eight
years, especially if it is a period
amid the sworl of conflicting ele-
ments around a vortex of political
innovations and threatened by the
storm center of a crash of worlds.
For eight years Woodrow Wilson
gave his best. No matter about the
result, no matter about what polit-
ical economists may write, he gave
his'best. He used the brjiiri tha
heredity gave to him. That is all
human man can do.
And after that best has been giv-
Alas! Poor Yorick! I knew him! a never-satisfied and a cease-
I knew him when he was a rosy-j1?8^ demandmg public, the pnv-
cheeked lad. I knew him when hei,le?e of stepping into private life,
was first named as the Redistrict
Perhaps you have noticed thq
large number of tourists passing
thru Canadian on the D-C-D high-
way already this spring. The tour-
ist travel is starting earlier than
usual. And they are taking the D-
C-D route, of course. No other
route is as popular nor as well de-
veloped as the D-C-D. Other high-
ways are petterning after the D-
C-D and trying to coax a little-
•scattering custom away, but thf)
public knows the D-C-D, and the
D-C-D is the route they want to
travel. If the early travel is an
indication of the traffic we may
expect in 1921, then the highway
Will hum from one end to the oth-
er before BVD weather is guaran-
teed. Cars are passing both ways
every hour in the day at Canadian
over the D-C-D.
The bilf before the legislature
making it possible to use convict
expected^ of him than his place , inbor jn building highways in the
siate was one of the bills which
should have passed. One of the
highways so designated to be im-
proved by convict labor was No^
requires. He is looked upon as a
superbeing. Carping critics makq
him the target for their yammer-
ings. The public never considers
the metes and bounds of the po- ^ from San Angelo, Sweetwater,
sition which a man fills for the i ancj Childress to Canadian.
public. He is expected to reach out
ing Genie of Texas, and it was
written in the state constitution
that the representative and sena-
torial districts should be redis-
tricted according to population
and vote after each census enu-
meration. He was a promising lad,
but he became a myth. Like Ban-
of being master of one's self alone
a^rain, carries with it a balm in
Gilead than which there is none to
compare. The glory of an evening
sunset, the beauties of the rainbow
after the torrents, the soothing
calm after the gale, the healing
ministrations of a peaceful quiet-
ude after the clamors of the mad-
quo's Ghost, he returns after each denin* multitudes, carries with it
a reward that speaks of rest and
hope, drives worry and strange)
misshapen doubts from out the
agitation for a division of the state
and pleads with West Texas to be
good just this one more time and
East Texas will do the square!mind and fi,ls the heart with re8t
thing with us. He pleads by the and peace.
blood of the Alamo (in the inter- To know that you have done all
ests of the blood-sucking politi- •vou can ^or aerv*ce to humanity,
cians of East Texas who look to that the problems of a nation's af-
the tax money of West Texas to fairs are off y°ur mind> is as one
pay their political debts at home)
to patiently wait and he will wish
it. onto those said politicians to
give West Texas a square deal. Af-
ter waiting twenty years on the
promises of a ghost for a square
deal, it is now refreshing to know
that poor Yorick is dead.
A FREAK LAW
A peculiar situation in the crim->
inal courts in Roger Mills County,
Okla., developed last week, says
the Cheyenne Star. One Dee Knox
is under indictment for a very
heinous crime. By agreement of
the prosecution and the attorneys
for the defense the case was con-
tinued until the next term of
court. After the agreement was
made it was found out that the.
jury fund was exhausted and there
was no provision made for paying
jurors to sit. in the case. The Star
states that if the defendant hat}
demanded a speedy trial the court
would have had to order the pris-
oner discharged for lack of funds
We have heard of many freak
laws, but this one from the Sooner
State seems to be the king of the
lot. Justice defeated because of a
law that does not provide for pay-
ing jurors to sit on a case! The
notorious Hyde rase in Kansas
City was finally disposed of in
this manner, but it had been tried
several times'and had exhausted
the funds of the county in hearing|
its various trials. Then after the
state had ceased to prosecute, Mrs.
Hyde, a Swope herself, sued the
doctor for a divorce.
The man in Oklahoma has not
yet had his first triaL
The D-C-D highway from Den-
ver to Canadian, Texas, is in good
condition. From Canadian to Ard-,
more, Okla., good except a few
miles into Jefferson County, Okla.j
which is under construction. From
Ardmore to Dallas good except a
few miles in Southern Oklahoma,
From Dallas to Galveston fair to
good except in sections under con-
struction.—Chicago JVfotor Club.
Of all the wild stories of the
week the associated press corres-
pondent at El Paso stands in a
class by himself. He states that a
leopard in an express car in Ari-
zona escaped from his cage and
took possession of the car, while
the express clerks cheerfully and
rather hurriedly vacated and left
him in entire possession. At Tuc-
son they told a negro roustabout
to unload the trunks and mail,
without telling him about the leop-
ard. Jim had inside information
about the animal that the clerks
knew not of, and instead of emerg-
ing from the car in less time than
it takes to tell it, with his face the
color of a true albino, he just sim-
ply hunted up Sir Leopard, told
him to "Git back in dar, you!" and
then unloaded the car for them
While those clerks were standing
around with their mouths open
Jim volunteered the information
that the animal was one he had
seen often in moving pictures and
he recognized him as soon as he
was sent into the car. As that bond
of attachment made them old
friends, all he had to do was to
order him back into his cage. And
then all the clerks who believed
that immediately stood on their
heads while Jim chuckled at their
stupidity about wild animals.
The Slaton Slatonijte printed a
protest on the graduating class of)
the Slaton high school passing the
Siatonite up and buying their com-
mencement stationery from a mail
order peddler. The Siatonite was
eminently right in feeling that the
home office should be recognized
-——*—sb5 j | first in such matters. Local busi-
There is one man at least who ness men are constantly waging
who retires to his couch, wraps
his drapery around him and lies
down to pleasant dreams.
refuses to stand for a reduction'
of wages in the reconstruction era.
He was the mayor of Oxford June-
war on the mail order practice
and yet so often they, or members
of their families are guilty of buy-
tien, Iowa, and when the council ing from a salesman supplies that
c ut his salary he resigned. He was
getting $10 a month and the coun-
cil cut his salary to $1 a month.
| The mayor was justified in resign-
j ing. There may be some men who
are still drawing war-time sala-
' l ies who should be reduced to the
level of us common fellows but
when the packing house em-
ployes received a reduction of
only twelve and one-half per cent
and railroad common labor gets
thirty cents an hour, it is an out
rage for the mayor of a thriving
cross-roads village to have to suf-
fer a wage reduction of one thous-
and per cent. We iVe just like him.
We would have resigned. A man
just simply can't live and retain
the dignity of his position as may-
or on $1.00 a month, even if he
keeps a cow and some chickens.
The laying off of Santa Fe em-
ployes has created something of a
consternation among the men as
to who is likely to be next out of
work. The order came down the
line last week to cut the wages of
common labor to thirty cents an
hour. Skilled labor among rail-
road men has not been affected by
the wage reduction.
Attorney General Freeling ap-
pnrently overtepped hi me If in the
Hamon case, and was no match
i for Wild Bill McLean.
the home printing office furnishes.
And the home office always furn-
ishes supplies at a lower price
than the stationery peddler does,
for the stationery peddler has to
add in extra cost items to cover]
railroad fare, hotel bills, and sal-
ary. There is something of an at-
traction in buying from a strang-
er, while the home printer you see
on the streets every day, and he is
is just % common, everyday fel'low
like yourself. Business men some-
times like to buy from a mail or-
der printing office salesman (office
supply commercial traveler, he
calls himself, altho he is just a
peddler peddling the wares that
the home printing office sells) be-
cause they think they can out-
guess him in a purchasing deal
But as a matter of fact, the mail
order printing peddler knows
tricks in the printing game and
in paper classification that the
buyer never dreams of, and he can
put over a sale on the gullible mer-
chant that the home printer would
not have the nerve to attempt. Re-
turning to-the high school station-
ery incident: The home paper is
always boosting the home school,
backing the home school in every
instance, contest or exploitation
and it is a matter of courtesy, even
if there were no other considera-
tion that the home printing office
be remembered first.
By AGNE8 0. BROGAN.
1921. Western Newipaptr Union.)
When Peggie's uncle sent the invita-
tion to tier to visit his family in the
city, he was moved by tardy com-
punction toward the sister whom he
had neglected for years. When he had
learned, accidentally, that his sister
had long since departed this life,
James Welldun felt that his duty lay
with her child. Mrs. Welldou was
averse to the arrangement.
"The girl has had no advantages,"
she said, "and will humiliate us. It Ib
a foolish whim."
But for once her husband was deter-
mined, and a cordial missive went on
Its way. Peggie, when she received
the letter from the village post mis-
tress, hurried home—almost in dancing
step—to read its contents to her father.
But Bruce MacDonaid was not as
pleased as his daughter.
"I'd refuse the Invitation with
thanks," lie said. "Late in the day
for Jim VVelldon to pick us up, after
going away with the family savings
to college, and leaving me to care for
his old folks,"
But a glance at his daughter's dis-
appointed countenance changed the
doting father's words.
"Ah, well," he amended, "if your
heart's set on the trip, dearie—"
So Peggie went upon her tlrst visit
to a great city.
Peggy did not intend to be disap-
pointed, she was away on u Joyous
quest of adventure.
"If only," bemoaned Cousin Pa-
tricia, "the queer little creature were
not so Inconsistently proud I She could
be made presentable In one of my
dresses, If she might be persuaded to
wear It. But Peggy would not be
persuaded, and obligingly absented
herself therefore, from all social af-
fairs. Her uncle was her staunch
friend, which may have happened be-
cause Peggy adopted him as such.
"They," she told her uncle one morn-
ing, "are going to have a reception
today for some noted person. It will
last all afternoon. Aunt Gertrude
says that my pink muslin Is out of
the question. Uncle, dear, do you
think that you could drop tne off at
the Gallery of Arts, on your drive
to the office? There's a lunch room
In the gallery, and I could spend such
a glorious day."
James Weildon blinked. "Glorious?
Looking at mummies and old script?"
"And painting," she said. Her cous-
ins were delighted at the Idea; they
hud suffered severe misgivings, that
Peggy might he moved by curiosity
to stay and see the "notable." Half
the morning had tied before the girl
ascended the marble steps to the art
gallery. She became engrossed with
one picture, and was wishing—Oh!
so eagerly, that Daddy might be there
to enjoy It with her, when a big man
suddenly uncovered, and set up before
the painting, a copy of the original;
then with frowning brows, stood com-
paring the two. She had not known
that she was going to speak, but the
words started so she continued brave-
"I like your copy best." Peggy said.
The artist turned abruptly.
"But the expression is not true,"
he complained, "the eyes of the origin-
al show wist fulness. I cannot seem-
"I wouldn't try to catch the wlst-
fulness," Peggy told him cheerfully,
"the girl would look utterly happy,
when her lover returned. lu that mo-
ment, war, everything, would be for-
The man smiled.
"Oh ! it would?" he asked amusedly.
"And you advise, me to leave my
picture, so?" Llis tone changed to
"It is refreshing to meet sincere
enthusiasm," he said, "ihid I—think
—" he spoke thoughtfully, "that it
would also lie a pleasure to snow
you some of the great paintings.
Would you cure to walk around the
gallery? I am Daniel Ware."
The name was added quietly, but
Peggy caught her breath.
"Not—the real Daniel Ware?" she
It was more unbelievable still, to sit
opposite the great man in the gallery
luncheon room, to tind him so kindly
Interested, so simply human. The noted
artist, strange to say, appenred to
be as regretful at saying goodbye as
"I have to go," he explained, or I
would not. "May I know your name
"I ain afraid not," Peggy answered
him ruefully, "my adventure Is over."
She slipped In through the side en-
trance on her return, In order to es-
cape observation. Lines of waiting
automobiles told her that her aunt's
reception was still In order. But as
Peggy reached the side hall, a man In
fur coat came hurrying toward the
The man was the artist—her artist;
—he stopped before her, staring; then
"You?" he asked. "How do you come
"I am trying to got past my aunt^
reception," Peggy told him, "without
"Oh 1 Mr. Ware," came suddenly
cousin Patricia's voice. "Can you not
be persuaded to remain with us lon-
The notilile guest looked delighted-
ly at Peggy
*1 can," he promptly responded.
THOMAS MElGNAN and GLORIA SVANSON in a scene from.
CECIL B DeMULE'S PRODUCTION,'VHY CHANGE YQlifc Vlf-'E?'
A PAR.AMOUNT ARTCRAfT PICTURE
Are you married ? (Pardon, ladies)
Treat your husbands like a lord;
Care for them like grown-up babies?
Don't do that! It makes them bored.
Husbands! Shun that other woman!
Beauty may begin at home.
Wives are often very human—
There's no need for you to roam.
Cecil B. DeMille has taken to the screen a
theme for life.
Sweethearts! Husbands! Wives! Awaken!
Pastime - Wednesday
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Panhandle Cp - Operative
TIRE AND TUBE
We have installed a Vulcanizer and do first
class work. REBUILT TIRES for Sale
All work guaranteed
Highway Garage and Machine Shop
Rlacksmithing and Car Work-
Phone 261. L. E. Worley, Prop.
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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/m1/4/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.