The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 15, 1956 Page: 2 of 8
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.. Is Running in Circles
Governor Allan Shivers has challenged Gov-
ernor-elect Price Daniel to re-submlt his resig-
nation from the Uhited States Senate with a
date effective immediately ... so that an
election can be legally called to name a suc-
cessor In the Senate.
The Governor takes the position, correctly
we think, that Daniel's post-dated resignation
is no resignation at all . . . until the effective
date rolls around . . . and no election can be
called to fill the Senate vacancy until a va-
cancy actually exists.
As it stands now, Senator Daniel's resigna-
tion Is not effective- until January 15, when
he will take the oath of office as Governor of
If Daniel intends to make good on his pre-
election pledge to resign in timé for the people
of Texas to choose his successor at the polls,
he's going to have to do it in a hurry.
Otherwise, Senator Daniel is going to place
himself in the position of having to appoint
his own successor for an interim term until an
election can be called . . . after he takes over
as Governor . . , or leave Texas one Senator
short for some time. This would be a clear
violation of his pledge.
On the other side of this cloudy political pic-
ture, however, is the possibility that if Daniel
submits his resignation now, Governor Shivers
might appoint á Republican for the interim
term, and set the date for an election after
the new Congress convenes on January 3. The
THE CANADIAN RECORD
Canadian (Hemphill County) Texas
BEN EZZELL - Editor
TESS WILKINSON Society Editor
TED ROGERS Foreman
National Award Winner
CditvUal AuoeiaJUo* Anmutl
In Hemphill and Adjoining Counties:
One Year $2.50
Elsewhere $3.50 per year
Entered as second class matter December 20,
1945 at the Postoffice at Canadian Texas,
under the act of March 3, 1879. Published
each Thursday afternoon at Canadian, Texas,
by the Lockhart Publishing Company, a Texas
A Dragging Wheel. . .
. . . Slows the Whole Wogon
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, pre-
paring to wind up its year's work with its
annual Christmas party for children of this
area next month, is in financial difficulties
. . . with membership pledges failing to meet
the minimum budget for the year.
The Christmas Party will be held, of course,
and Santa Claus will pay his annual visit as
usual, because a few faithful member-firms
will ante up to see the job done as they have
done before. But the individuals and business
firms which will take this extra step to keep
the Chamber of Commerce operating are indi-
viduals and business firms which have al-
ready done more than their share.
There are business firms in Canadian . . .
and it would be an eye-opener to a lot of
people if we named them . . . who have con-
tributed nothing to the work of the Chamber
of Commerce, but have shared equally in the
benefits of it to their community.
If these laggards were pulling their weight
in the community, there would be no financial
troubles for the Chamber of Commerce . . .
and a lot of other community problems might
Governor must call an election within 90 days
from the effective date of resignation . . . but
not less than 30 days from that date.
It would be a simple matter now to delay
the election until after the Senate Is organized
. . . and a short-term Republican appointment
from Texas could upset the balance of power
in the closely-divided Senate, permitting the
- Republicans to organize the upper chamber
instead of the Democrats.
That of course would cost Senator Lyndon
Johnson his position as Senate Majority Lead-
er .. . and any such Shivers appointee could
expect to get a warm reception and a hot
fight in Washington.
It may be just such a possibility that Is
causing Senator Daniel to dilly-dally about his
promised resignation . . . we wouldn't know
. . . but if It is, Daniel could have solved the
whole thing by submitting a definite resigna-
tion immediately after his election In the pri-
mary became certain, thus assuring that the
people of Texas would select the Senator Who
will represent them in the voting when the
new Senate is organized.
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Trading Stamp Boom . . .
. . . Draws U. S. Investigation
(From the Ochiltree County Herald)
Uncle Sam is looking with a suspicious eye
at the trading stamp craze—that controversial
sales promotion gimmick which has caught
on to the extent where an estimated 40 mil-
lion families are now shopping in stores which
will give them stamps they can redeem for
premiums ranging from kitehen knives to
The Department of Agriculture is one of the
investigating^ bodies, also the Federal Trade
Commission. There are rumors too that the
Justice Department and the Senate small busi-
ness committee are weighing moves on their
Few crazes in American history have reach-
ed the proportions of this one. Several years
ago there were "green stamps," with a few
stores giving them. Now there are dozens of
stamp companies, all vigorously competing to
cash in on this rich revenue.
More and more stores are giving stamps un-
til what competitive edge there used to be has
now evaporated, leaving the retailers with
stamps to buy and give away; while his com-
petitor does the same, only with a different
brand of stamp.
The stamp companies are the ones who are
cashing in, which explains the mad rush to
establish a stamp concern.
Retailers pay 2 to 3% per cent of their gross
business for stamps and call it advertising. If
they spent that much on newspaper, radio,
handbills and other forms of advertising, they
The stamp companies give premiums, which
actually cost the housewife more than the
products would have cost if she had bought
them at retail prices, but she doesn't see it
The retailei must either boost his prices to
cover the cost of the stamps or else cut his
already-thin profits to keep stamps in.
The stamp companies get an extra dividend
on the stamps which are never redeemed—
and it seems to be a secret how many are
never turned in by the consumers.
They put ridiculously high price tags on the
merchandise they redeem, but the housewife
who turns in her stamp books overlooks this,
because to her it is all free anyway.
In towns the size of Perryton, retailers have
another objectionable angle. Their customers,
when they have filled up their books of
stamps, must then drive into Amarillo to re-
deem these at the stamp stores.
While in Amarillo, they are encouraged to
do a "little shopping" and often for things the
.retailer sells who gave them the stamps that
encouraged them into Amarillo in the first
Stamps seem to be a nuisance to everyone
concerned—except the shopper—who feels they
are a good deal.
Maybe Uncle Sam's irA-estigators will be
sufficiently adept to decide if stamps are good
or bad. But we doubt it.
Friend of Yours?
ended up without * leg
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fkFFICE pessimist: one who
" likes Tuesday mornings bet-
ter than Friday afternoons be-
cause Friday afternoons are that
much closer to Monday mornings.
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The only item never found in
a glove compartment is a pair of
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Turkeys are what dogs try to
get Without ending up with, and
A what playwrights end up with
without trying to get.
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Venus tried disarmament-
A thief broke into • shoe «tor*
la Milwaukee, Wla, and «tola two,
Lost week's election dem-
onstrated a couple of things
fairly conclusively: that a
sizeable majority of Texans
still like Ike. and that very
few of them indeed give two
whoops in hades about the
Of course, it might well be
argued that the election bal-
lot hardly offered voter# in
Texas any opportunity to ex-
hibit any degree of affection
for the GOP outside the Pres-
idential sweepstakes, since
the Republicans didn't bother
to nominate a full slate of
candidates for state offices ...
and the handful of token
nominations which they did
make were candidates whom
nobody in these parts had
eyer heard of.
At any rate, the "split tick-
et" was the rule, rather than *
the exception, in Hemphill
county . . . and judging from
the returns. Hemphill county
was fairly typical of most of
Texas, which is just as far
from becoming a two-party
state as it ever was but con-
siderably less likely to be
taken for granted by either
party in the future.
Few, if any. ballots were
thrown out because of it, but
some local election officials
had quite a bit to say after
the counting was done about
the many ways in which a lot
of voters marked their bal-
lots ... and one election judge
suggested to us that a special
short course to teach people
how to mark a ballot properly
might be in order before the
The old ■ line brass • collar
straight-ticket party-liners are
going to say that the only
proper;way mark a ballot
is by 'the sample and quick
process of drawing a line
down through all the other
columns, period . . . which
also makes it easy for the
election clerks to count . . .
but that method doesn't an-
swer the problem of the vo-
ter, whose numbers are in-
creasing. who wants to pick
and choose among the candi-
dates regardless of their party
And Texas election laws,
which now provide two meth-
ods of voting ... by the old
"scratch" method or the newer
"check" method . . . only add
to the confusion. The election
workers don't care which
method a voter uses, provided
he sticks to one or the other.
The confusion arises when
some of you rugged individ-
ualists insist on scratching
some names, checking others,
and ignoring the rest.
The election judge, who is
charged with the responsibil-
ity of trying to determine the
"intent" of the voter, needs to
have the wisdom of Solomon
and the deductive reasoning
of Sherlock Holmes to figure
out some of the results. After
last week's election, most of
those we talked with were
feeling neither Solomonic nor
Holmesian . . . just harried.
A quartet of Amarillo visi-
tors who drove to Canadian
Sunday to enjoy the drive
along the river road to Lake
Marvin came back full of en-
thusiasm, and accused us of
describing its beauties "inad-
equately." We plead guilty to
that charge . . . adequately
describing the glorious au-
tumn colors of our riverside
drive on such an afternoon as
last Sunday provided might
have taxed the powers of Tho-
If you v haven't taken the
drive yourselL however, we
urge you to do it now. Ifs
well worth your while.. The
enthusiastic Amarillean^ in-
cidentally. wen Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Holland and Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. McDonald . . . and
they drove more than a hun-
dred miles to enjoy something
that we can see without half
A story about two duck
hunters . . . one carrying a
bottle of whiskey and. the
other with a bottle of water
... is making the rounds
now. After • couple of hours
of hunting, both bottles were
down to the half-way mark
and no ducks had been sight-
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By MRS. LESTER LEVITT
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Jones
and Sharon and Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Donaldson and Allen mo-
tored to Lubbock over the
week-end and visited Mr. and
Mrs.- Troy Dean Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Harrison
and sons of Amarillo, Mrs.
Clifton Boydston and children
of Tulia, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Wallace of Spearman, and
Mrs. Roxie Sanford of Reydon,
Okla., visited Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce Harrison over the week-
Mr. and Mrs. Forace Evans
and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Aaron
visited in Greenville from Fri-
day until Monday with Mr.
and Mrs. Billy Aaron.
Rev. Barnes from Lefors
preached at the Baptist church
here Sunday, both morning
and evening. His son accom-
panied him. Rev. William
Roberts of Sweetwater, Okla.,
' will preach again Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Langford
and children of Borger spent
Monday and Tuesday with
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Levitt.
Gwyn Langford remained ov-
er for an extended visit with
Gayle Hall, Betty Hall and
Elizabeth Malin accompanied
Gene Stover and family to
Cheyenne, Oklahoma Sunday.
Mrs. Sanford Miller and
Mrs. Jess Hartley visited Mrs.
Guy Brown at the Wheeler
hospital Sunday. Mrs. Brown
was taken by ambulance to
Amarillo Northwest Texas
Hospital Sunday for observa-
tion and possible surgery.
George Giddens visited his
family and mother, Mrs. N.
Giddens over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Green-
wood of Amarillo visited Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Brown and Mr.
and Mrs. Willis Harrison over
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wright
and daughters and Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Wise arid daughter
of Dumas were week - end
guests in the home of Mrs. G.
Kenneth Levitt and family
of Amarillo and Jimmy Levitt
and family of Borger visited
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Levitt the
past week. Jimmy had major
surgery in the General Hos-
pital in Shamrock while here
and is staying with his par-
ents to recuperate.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McCath-
erin and children of Hereford
spent the week-end here with
Mr. and Mrs. M. Ball.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dukes vis-
ited a friend at the Shamrock
Bob Taylor of Stephenville
visited Mr. and Mrs. Clifton
Taylor and sons recently.
Frank Risner and family of
Mobeetie visited Harold Jones
and family Sunday.
Susie Ann Loghberger, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern
Loghberger, had minor sur-
gery at the Shattuck hospital
Bob Markham was in the
Wheeler hospital a few days
last week for treatment.
Wanda Boydston, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Boyd-
ston, had minor surgery at
the Wheeler hospital Thurs-
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Curlee of
Amarillo spent Friday and
Saturday here witli Mr. and
Mrs. Charley Curlee. They al-
so visited her mother in Cana-
dian, Mrs. Lew Ramsey.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kiker and
Richard motored to Wichita
Falls over the week-end.
Sam Powledge was a dinner
guest in the Leonard Pow-
ledge home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. BUI Zenor and
family, Mrs. A. R. King and
Mrs. F. D. Teas attended the
60th anniversary of the First
Methodist church ill Perryton
Sunday afternoon. Visiting
ministers for the morning and
evening services were Rev.
Charles Fike of Dallas, son of
the Methodist minister who
was here when the Canadian
church was built, and Rev.
Addison Cutter of Dallas, a
former Perryton boy.
ed. Both men had another
swig at their bottles, and
about that time one lone duck
came sailing over the blind.
The water-drinking partner
grabbed his gun, took careful
aim, and fired both barrels
. . . missing both times. The
other hoisted his gun, glanced
up, and fired once . . . and
down came the duck, right in
"That's the meet beautiful
shot I ever saw." said the
first hunter. "It was simply
wonderful." "Now. 'twoinV
like that 1
. "Oft of a
News Release A. P. (Asiatic Press) TRO AS A. D. 60—
CHURCH MEMBER FALLS FROM 3RD STORY WINDOW
"A near tragedy occurred during the night preaching service
of the local Church yesterday. Dr. Paul, traveling missionary
evangelist was conducting marathon services which lasted
close to midnight. At some point during the service one of the
local young men, Eutychus by name, fell from the third story
window to the pavement below. It is thought that he fell
asleep during the sermon and fell from his position in the
window. Observers thought him to be dead at first, but Dr.
Paul Announced after embracing the young man that there
was sill life in him. Eutychus seemed none the worse for his
ordeal, but he assured this reporter that in the future he would
strive to stay awake during the services."
I never attend Church services and see anyone having a
difficult bout with the sandman, but what I think of Eutychus.
Poor Eutychus! Don't you know that he received a tremendous
amount of ribbing for this incident. I can imagine that the
local youth promptly dubbed him "sleepy-head."
However it may not have been all EutycAus' fault. There
have been many times when dame drousiness has done her
devilish duty because of the dense delivery of the D. D. It is
told that one of the local preachers once "taped" his sermon,
and in reviewing it on Monday, went sound asleep while
listening. However, our thought today is not concerned with
the restful qualities of certain sermons, but more with the
slumberous attitude that we many times manifest toward
really important things.
One of the epitaphs that might well be placed on this gen-
eration's gfavestone is "They Rested in Peace." Crass indiffer-
ence to Spiritual things marks our recent history. Are our
churches the alive active organisms they ought to be, or are
they simply "Social Societies for Sleepy Souls Sipping Sooth-
We seem to be more worried about what kind of automobile
our new neighbor drives, than we are about whether he fol-
lows Christ or not. We will invite him or her to join a dozen
different civic and social clubs, but. seldom do we take them
to church. We are more worried that our youth learn the three
"R"s, than we are that they learn the way of Righteousness.
We listen triore attentively to the message of Ike than we do
to the one from God. We are more concerned about humidity
than humility, cash than conscience, security than sincerity,
sales than souls, and a multitude of immaterial, temporal
We are much like the dog that chases his tail. Always going
around in circles, and never seeming to catch that elusive
end of our effort. Let's wake up to some of the more important
things before us before we fall from our precarious position
and break our nocks.
Please excuse me now while I pull my hat down over my
eyes and take my siesta . . .
Haydon Chiropractic Clinic
OFFICE OVEH SHATTUCK THEATER
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Rom where I sit... fy Joe Marsh
Be An "Expert"
Drove oat te see how they're
getting along with the new super-
highway that's going to pass
While I was there a fussy little
guy-a spectator, like me-came
up to the foreman on the job and
started making all sorts of sug-
gestions : "Shouldn't it go a little
farther left there? I.. Why don't
you bank the curves more? . . .
Those ditches are awful close"
... and so, on and on.
The foreman took it as long as
he could, then asked politely,
"How does she look for length?"
From where I sit, free advice is
called "free" because it's usually
not worth much. That little fellow
was typical of the kind of "expert"
who can't resist getting in digs—
about how you work, what you
wear, why you happen to prefer a
glass of beer with your supper.
People like that don't mean to be
troublemakers... but the road te
real intolerance is paved with
their good intentions.
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