The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 27, 1930 Page: 1 of 12
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CANADIAN, HEMPHILL COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 1930.
SUBSCRIPTION. $3.00 Per Yc
'K court, ^
Man Is Found Dead Under Car
GRAND JURY IN
MARCH TERM OF DISTRICT
rattiy e* IW local
•' ^iKtio of Commerce, died at
•« to m . Texas, Friday morning.
>nerv ia H 21, following a linger-
cuhr us?8. His death was not
lomplttt i.-d, as ho has faieen in
tpondtnt. th for many years.
)«*k Wilier was driven to San
CalenibFriday, following word
Stalionr^alh of hferhusband, by
slow, « neighbor. Marie,
and Fayo Miller, daugh-
Was born June
e to' Can-
_ H lived :
Ian. He served as Jus-
In 1929. After
ib position of
he was em-
msnager of the Con-
* Ion station.
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The grand jury will convene in
Canadian Monday, March 3. A
list of jurors summoned' for the
grand and petit jury of the M'arch
term of the district court are
announced as well as jurors for
the county court. Jury list fol-
Grand Jury, Monday M'arch 3:
Geo. Coleman, E. R. Fowier, Al-
bert Bernson, R. A. Estes, J. B.
Hill, Chas. Newcomer, I. EL Jack-
son, Frank Hutton, John Pundt,
T. C. Moore, H. M. Wood, Robert
Kite, J. C. Rushing, C. G. Barker,
S. E. Arnold.
Petit Jury, Monday, March 10:
J. E. Dodd, F. W. Coym, T. J.
Muse, Leland Caldwell, Morris
Anderson, J. J. Hicks, N. T. Ap-
plcton, N. C. Pyeatt, Harvey Don-
neil, H. M. Estes, Raymond Puck-
ett, J. L. Duggan, Ed Reed, Chus.
Burton, G. E. McCleery, W. E.
Ramp, Harry Rathjen, T. D. Wig-
gins, Oscar Moore, Joe Malta n,
Ray Hoftutler, C. W. Isaac?, Fred
Begert, John Caylor, S. L. Dixon,
D. A. Witt, Meivin Yeager, Wal-
lace Caldwell, Allen Meadows,
E. H. Wright, H. B. Zollar, J. B.
Henderson, Hercial Adcock, G. K.
Bailey, R. L. Durham, Chas. Tubb,
Lester Levitt, S. A. Risley, R. S.
Millard, Claude Tackett, W. W.
Flewelling, C. E. McCoy, Del WH-
eon, F. W. Cain.
Petit Jury, Monday March 17:
J. F. McDonald, Vance MorchenI,
W. A. M well, I. H. Prather, Os-
•ar I'or-gey, L. M. Storm. Fred
• li.ci .sti'in, H. B. Steele, Clarence
Strader, John Simpson, Guy Hard-
in. Morris Hobdy, II. B. Reed.
S. M. Sunn. Elmer Hens ley, Huirh
J'ar-ell. P. V. Bryant, A. L. Hill,
C. R. Tipps, Ben Dorsey, Chas.
Daniel::, Goorge Galloway, J. E.
Wilson, Hunter VWIlmoth, H. R.
Warren, Tom Conatser, Tom
Studer, W. O. Scott, Houston
Stickley, W. J. Todd, Naceeb Ab-
raham, Fred Hobart, Wiley
Wright, Bruce Waterfield, O. D.
Yokley, John Brigj£ , H. F. Boren,
Earl E. Sc.adden, Earl Rhe.i, L. O.
Records. T. C. White. Frank Shal-
':r, Elvin Parrott.
County Court, Petit Jury, Tuc-
dny, March 11th: S. E. Arnold,
J. C. Cain. Tom Haralson. Joe
IV-1. C. O. Svires, S. M. King,
T, W. McCraw, Carl Cansler,
Nathan Abraham, B. M. Fulks,
John Wright, G. E. Bailey, John
Briggs, W. O. Magee, J. F. Reed,
Ed Wofford, S. V. Reeves, Tom
Freeman, T. C. Moore.
Gibb Gilchrist, state highway engineer, last week
wrote Judge O. R. McMordie the following letter con-
cerning the intention of the highway department which
leaves no shadow of a doubt but that the state will re-
route its highways and miss this county unless Hemphill
County votes paving bonds:
"I see no objection in stating to you that the state
highway commission is determined to construct State
Highway No. 4. entirely across the state. They expressed
their purpose of deferring action on Highway No. 4,
from Wheeler to Perryton, at your own request, until
your county had been given an opportunity of voting
bonds for this construction. If you fail, Robert County
has indicated their desire and willingness to provide
funds for both Highways Nos. 4 and 33, and the highway
commission, at the last meeting, expressed their inten-
tion, in case of failure in Hemphill County, to give
Rob?rts County a chance to get this road.
"I will say that the commission is very anxious for
you to go ahead' and hopes that you will be successful
in your bond issue, but since we are still required to call
on counties for assistance, and the further fact that
State Highway No. 4. is one of our cardinal roads, and
also due to the fact that it can be built through Roberts
County, if Hemphill County fails, I believe this will be
PAVE ROADS AND
N. ABRAHAM WRITES THAT
PAVING WILL BRING
You have never had anything'
good in your life Without your
having to pay for it. Now, we
have a chance to pave our roads
and oitfy paying one-third the
cost and receiving the full bene-
fit of it.
We will never have a better
opportunity to pave and this
might be the only opportunity,
for if we should lose the state
highways and neighboring towns
get. them, then we have to pay
our money to keep up our own
sits uk won
JOHN MOTTESHARD FOUND
UNDER CAR ON HIGHWAY
John H. Motteshard, age '30,
son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Killebrew, employed by the gas
pipeline company at Higgins, was
found dead under his car about
noon Sunday, in a deep bar pit
along Highway 33, nine miles
northeast of Canadian.
L. J. Holt and son, who re-
sides north of Glazier, discovered
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i roads and not have good roads. ^mediately not-
Good towns and good commun- Albert Bernson, in Canad-
ies are built through co-oper-1' 0 a
ation, and we must have co-oper-
BOOST FOR GOOD
ROADS AT VICI
HIGGINS AND OKLAHOMANS
HOLD JOINT MEETING-
"THE LAST REHEARSAL," TO
RE GIVEN AT H. S.
ities are built through co-oper-! 'an- at once informed Walter
ation. and we must have co-oner- J?.nes; \henf£' /u.st ^he ac-
cident happened is not known.
It was apparent from the looks
FOUR BREAK JAIL
Waiter Jones, sheriff, received
a telegram Wednesday morning,
from Sheriff Thompson at Amar-
illo, stating that Johnnie Bow-
man, Jimmie Taliey, Frank Lan-
ning and George Gray broke jail
there Wednesday morning. Mr.
Jones was warned to be on the
look-out for the men.
INCOME TAX MAN TO
BE HERE MARCH 4
For the convenience of those
who are required1 by law to file
federal income tax returns, a dep-
uty collector of internal revenue
will bo at the Southwest Nat-
ional Bank on March 4th, 1930,
to assist taxpayers in preparing
their returns. No charge will be
made for this service. The mat-
ter of filing income tax returns
should be given immediate atten*
tion, in order to avoid penalty
SECRETARY TO MOVE
FAMILY TO CANADIAN
H. V. DeArmond, secretary of
the Canadian Ctyunber of Com-
merce, will leave here Thursday,
for Dallas, where he will spend
the week-end, preparatory to mov-
ing his family to Canadian. Mr.
and Mrs. DeArmond and two chil-
dren will motor home from Dal-
las. They will live in the W. W.
On Monday night a good roads ■ For the benefit of the Hemp-
moeting was held at Vici, Okla., | hill County Fair, the Canadian
at which were representatives Glee Club will tonight present,
from .every town on Highway No.! "The Lnst Rehearsal," in the
13, between Higgins and Fair-;"*'51 School Auditorium, at 8
Hill o'clock Ennan Gray and his
orfhcrtv.i will furnish the music.
Those present from Higgins
were: J. F. Latimer, C. R. Patton,
A. Bissantz. Charlie Goettsche,
Roy Landers, E. C. Gray, A. L.
Winsett and L. D. Shaw.
The object of the meeting was
to provid? ways and means for
the general improvement of fed-
eral highway No. 164, running
between Enid and Amarillo and to
get the various localities togeth-
er on this important project.
Citizens from every town and
ation to have a town and com-
munity as good as other prosper-
ous towns and communities. While
it is going to cost us somsthing,
the advance in values on our
property whether homes, farms
or ranches, will amount to much
more than the small increase in
We will have to pay the first
year's payments but each year,
th? load will be less, for good
roads will bring more people and
develop our county and each year
there will be more of us to pay
and each one's share will be
smaller and we will realize more
of the car that Motteshard was
enroute to his home, in Canadian,,
from Higgins, where he has been
working on the gas line.
Walter Jones, Will Crow, Al-
bert Bernson and Paul V. Bryant
went to the scene of the wreck
and removed the car from the
body. C. C. Stickley was at once
summoned and brought this body
to the Stickley Funeral Home.
The car had turned turtle, pin-
ning its occupant beneath it. It
apparently had rolled down about
a twenty-foot grade into the bar
to be able to hold our own. so
, . -. . ., . it is up to us to go to the polls
Tin? promises to be sn excel- Mavch 25th and have this bonti
lent performance and should be jsgue nny by a big majorjty.
Mltitltci (tiiu WO will jcftliw ilivier ..
from what we now have. Why is|p l* „ „ ,. o.. . .
it when you go to larger towns,!,
business lots are worth $10,000 1®99. '"J5 '
to 850,000 and surrounding farmiJJ*®8; H Jived
land' worth from $100 to §500.}^ y\lis: ?
If we don't do our part to try to; J££vac™h „^
h.v, .. « „□ g.,nS ™«brT«« SLSSl-ot
Besides his wife, he is sur-
supported by all ti'o: e who want
to help the fair along. The syn-
opsis of the play follows: Time,
any evening in a room at Parish
House. A group of young people
decide to give a play written by
a youngster of the community.
The chorus consists of th j young;
people of tin* neghborhood. The
village rector has a hard time
village on the trail expressed, maintaining order and the music-
their ideas on the subject and >1 show is decided upon to take
there was a general unanimity j the place of the play. All ends
all along the trail that every splendidly.
Characters as they appear are:
Rector; Vida Savage; Professor,
.Opal Tepe; State Mnnagress, Mrs.
Grace Spillcr; Village Idiot, Mrs.
Parker D. Hanna; Maid) of All
Work, Meytice Humphrey; Villinn,
possible means should be taken
to make the highway as good as
possible, with the means at hand
to do the work.
From what was said at the
meeting it did not appear that
the idea, of paving had been very
much considered, but when told
of the measures being taken in
H,?mphill county, and to the west
of that point, with the possibility
that Lipscomb county might join
in the movement, it was quite
evident that our Oklahoma
friends were beginning to look
further afield, with a possibility
that they would take the neces-
sary steps for ths best kind of
ON BOND ISSUE
vived by two small daughters, one
3 years old, the other 19 months,
j his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
! Motteshard of Lipscomb; two
brothers and three sisters,
j Funeral services were conduct-
ed from the Methodist church at
A r-traw vote was taken at the j 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, with
meeting of the Rotary Club Tues-jR€v A B Davidson, officiating,
day noon, on ttjfo bond issue to; assisted by Rev. W. C. Harrison _
come to a vote of the people of | !
this county March 25. ThereiAiirpM TIJC ATDr
were 27 members of tho dub ^ UttlN IHfcA I Kt
DAMAGED BY FIRE
Vera Tepe; Father, Mrs. LHaj«">d Mrs. Erman Gray.
Dean; Mother, Mrs. Robert iKte;! Guests at the meeting were:
Hero, Vclma Tepe; Child, Anna Roy L. Patrick. Otto Yokley. Mr.
Jean Rawlings; Her Mother, Miss
voted in favor of paving
reads and two opposed. j ■
W. D. Fisher made a talk on; EXPLOSION IN PROJECTION
George Washington. A clarinet! BOOTH—ESTIMATE DAM-
trio composed of Erman Gray,' AGE AT $11,500.
Bobbie Hoover and Earl Dodd
played. Other musical enter-
tainment was furnished by Mr.
Minnie Tepe; Heroine, Mrs. Mike
BOB CAMPBELL INJURED
IN FALL FORM TRUCK
Bob Campbell is in the Can-
adian Hospital, suffering from
, a broken left arm and three doep,
Committees wera appointed to cutg on his head sustained from
carry thb work along, and the|B fajj cff the rear end of a
meeting broke up at a rather | truck last Friday afternoon. Bob
late hour, particularly for those j8 reported to be doing nicely,
people who were fifty m.les fromj The accident happened on Main
home and rest.—Higgins News, street, in front of the Canadian
THIRD GRADE FEATURE
NUMBER AT P. T.
An unusually interesting P. T.
A. program was given Friday af-
ternoon, at the High School Aud-
itorium. The third grade gave
the feature number. Pupils im-
personated each month of the
year. There was a king in royal
robes and two pages. Seventy-
five pupils in quaint and attrac-
tive costumes proved clever little
actors. This was given under
the direction of Mrs. Lila Dean.
Other numbers were: Piano solo,
•Opal Tepe and Charlotte Alice
Tubb; reading, Anna Jean Rawl-
ings; essay on Lincoln, Helen
Helton; vocal solos, Vida Savage;
talk, MSss Ella Lundy, state sup.
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Vernon Brewer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Taws Brewer, who
recently underwent an operation
at the Canadian Hospital, is re-
ported getting along nicely.
State Bank building. Those who
witnessed the accident, said Bob
was riding on the rear of a truck
loaded with sacks of cement. In
some manner the sack on which
Bob was sitting slipped and fell
to the pavement throwing its
rider with it.
Bob was caught on the spring
of a car and dragged for 'a short
distance. Physicians who attend-
ed Bob said he has two cuts on
his head each about six inches
long and a third smaller gash.
WHEAT CROP PROSPECTS
WERE NEVER BETTER
Prospects for a good wheat
crop in Hemphill county never
looked better at this season of
the year. 1
Parker D. Hanna, county agent,
says he estimates there are close
to 20,000 acres sown to wheat.
This is nearly a 10 per cent in
crease over last year. Little,
if any' of the wheat has been
and Mrs. Erman Gray, Earl Dodd
and Bobbie Hoover.
TWO MEN ARRESTED HERE
CHARGED STEALING HOGS
Clyde Ridgeway and Ray Ridge-
way are in the Hemphill county
jail, charged with stealing seven
hogs at Strong City, Okla. They
will await action of the grand
jury, which convenes next week.
Walter Jones, sheriff, says the
Ridgeway men are brothers and
live in Roger Mills County, Okla.
They sold the hogs to J. P.
Strader in Canadian. The sher-
iff's department arrested Clyde
and Ray Ridgeway Saturday on
the streets of this city.
PUBLIC SALE TUESDAY
A public sale will be held at
the Broadview Farm two miles
east and three south of Spear-
man, Tuesday morning, March 4,
at 10:30 o'clock, according to R.
V. Converse, owner.
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TO YOUNG PEOPLE
The Methodist pastor. Rev. A.
B. Davidson, will preach the third
sermon of a series to young peo-
ple next Sunday night, on the
subject, "Love, Courtship and
Marriage According to the Scrip-
tures." "The Certainties of the
Christian Religion," will be the
subject at the morning service.
Special music will be furnished
at the evening service, by Erman
That there was no one injured
as result of a fire at the Queen
Theater Wednesday night, Feb-
ruary 19. was little short of a
miracle. The crowd at the first
show had left and the second
show was just started when there
was an explosion in the projec-
tion boot. The persons in the
theater filed out without confus-
Walter Worley, who was oper-
ating the picture machine fainted
and fell outside the booth. He
was dragged from the dangerous
position by his brother, Earl,
manager of the theater.
Mr. Worley estimates the dam-
age done the new equipment just
installed at $10,000. There was
no insurance covering the loss.
The Queen had just been redec-
orated and only a few hours be-
fore a new carpet had besn laid.
New talking equipment of the
latest make had been installed.
Talking equipment of the very
latest type will replace the
The building, owned by J. F.
Cole, was damaged. Frank Cole.
Jr., estimates the damage at $1,-
800. It was insured. The build-
ing will be redecorated.
Quick work on the part of the
Canadian Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment soon had the fire exting-
OFFICER KILLED, COUSIN
OF KITE BROTHERS HERE
Frank Tredway, 48. Perry,
Okla., policeman, who died in a
hospital at Guthrie, last Saturday
from wounds received when shot
by a bandit caught in the act of
robbing a Perry drug store Fri-
day morning, was a cousin to
Don and Richard Kite of Can-
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Noble, Joseph M. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 27, 1930, newspaper, February 27, 1930; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125749/m1/1/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.