The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1957 Page: 2 of 8
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... Is a
„rday night will be the time, the Cana-
City Auditorium the place, for the annual
;'en Carnival staged by the students of
the Canadian schools.
If history repeats itself, as we expect it will,
the city auditorium will be packed for severa^
hours Saturday night with students and their
parents ... and other townspeople as well
. . . out for an evening of fun and frolic with
their neighbors and friends.
It's a good show, and it serves a useful com-
This is the season of the year, in many
communities like Canadian, when business-
THE CANADIAN RECORD
(Hemphill County) Texas
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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 Ben R. and Nancy M. Ezzell.
Do It Yourself
George Is Busy Too!
(From the Ochiltree County Herald)
We were at a meeting the other night when
the subject of volunteers for a Cub Scout Pack
came up, and the silence was deafening when
the call for volunteers was made.
The chairman tried to point out that this
was a serious and vital matter and that volun-
teers must come forward instead of sitting
still and "letting George do it."
It developed that "George" already has his
In these days of over-organization, it is a
rare man who does not have from one to a
dozen opportunities to serve his community or
some organization at a meeting during the
week. If he is not careful, he will soon find
himself swamped with committee assignments
If you don't believe it. try holding a meeting
of your organization on some night suitable to
all. You will find that every night of the week
has conflicts with other meetings, held in
equally as good causes.
Service organizations, lodges and veterans
organizations all lack membership support.
The members who belong to more than one
organization, and most do, are spread too thin
to give unstinted support to any one.
In practically all organizations there is a
circle of "old faithfuls" who keep the program
rolling. They have no small task in arousing
Interest among younger members.
And in spite of this, there are new organiza-
tions being formed all the time. Looks like a
treadmill with padlocked doors to us.
* • •
It cosls Uncle Sam about one cent to make
a dollar bill.
men are besieged by swarms of SchooT chil-
dren, dismissed from classes so they can go
downtown and solicit funds of one sort or an- -
other from the merchants to finance various
school or class activities.
We have very little of that sort of thing in
Canadian, and the annual Hallowe'en Carni-
val is part of the reason.
The Carnival, besides offering a safe and
sane outlet for celebrating this traditional
Amercian festival, provides an opportunity for
school classes and organizations to raise mon-
ey for their various projects ... by providing
food, frolic and fun for a fee.
The ten-cent admission charge goes to help
support the high school annual, "Beargrass"
. . . and the various booths, games, and stunts
which make up the Carnival provide funds for
the classes and organizations which conduct
The Hallowe'en Carnival provides all of the
fun . . . and none of the frisking . . . usually
associated with the travelling Carnival shows.
You can .take Jt in without being taken in.
Food booths will offer everything from pies
and cakes to chili and hot dogs . . . and it
will be food you can eat without fear of pto-
There won't be any "girlie" shows . . . but
you can see the colorful pageantry that goes
with the annual crowning of the Carnival
Queen, and the girls will be prettier than any
you'll see with the fly-by-night carnies that
This is a Carnival you can take the family
to and relax. You can go early for supper, and
stay late for the Coronation, and have a good
time all the way. We recommend it.
« • •
Let Our Consciences . . .
... Be Our Guides
The following comment appeared recently in
The Daily Oklahoman as a letter to the editor.
It was written by an Oklahoma City woman,
and we think the thought is well worth pass-
"This business of being reminded constantly
that we must be good Americans so that Rus-
sia will not see us being 'stinkers' makes me
sick," the lady writes.
"It seems to me it could be likened to the
mother who says to her child. 'Johnnie, dear,
don't do that. The neighbors will see you.'
"Why not get this business straight once and
for all? Is what you are doing wrong? Then
don't do it because it is WRONG, not because
the neighbors (or Russia) will see you.
"On every issue in life let's decide what's
right and what's wrong, and be hanged with
• • •
Maybe It Was a Question . . .
... Of Having More 'Pull'
Many a farmer must have shaken his head
in wonderment recently when a lawyer got
twice as much milk from a cow in five min-
utes as a bachelor of agriculture in animal
The occasion was a milking contest on the
steps of the State Capitol in Austin. The con-
testants were State Agriculture Commissioner
John C. White who has a bachelor degree in
agriculture in the field of animal husbandry
and State Comptroller Robert S. Calvert, a
lawyer by profession. Calvert made his cow
give down 10.8 pounds of milk in five minutes
while White managed to produce only 5.4
pounds in five minutes.
There is a profound moral lesson somewhere
in this incident but it has somewhat escaped
us. All we can do is join farmers in wonder-
ing. We should be the last to suggest, of
course, that practical farming should be turn-
ed over to lawyers.—Denison Herald.
The width of United States ships is deter-
mined by the Panama Canal, and the height
by the Brooklyn Bridge.
Christmas cards were first used in the U. S.
P. T. Barnum sponsored Jenny Lind in her
« • •
The Eskimo dog possesses the heaviest fur.
Depends on the Viewpoint
A FELLOW with plenty of push
is one who runs out of gas a
mile from a service station.
* • •
Imminence of Halloween re-
minds us that the male witch
who first rode a broomstick was
the original flying sorcerer.
An old-timer is a fellow who
remembers when a penny bought
a small bagful of stale candy at
the neighborhood candy store.
* • •
The best preventive for a
hangover Is underindulgence.
The stroke of genius executed
by the bow yesterday was cut
with the same knife with which
he beheaded your Mm a month
Chris Schawl oi the Cham-
hen Ranch says that they
hare more wheat pasture and
mora feed in the shocks . . .
and fewer cattle to eat it . . .
than anytime he can remem-
ber. That situation is probably
typical of this area . . . ifs
been a bumper year lor grain
sorghums, and the winter
wheat is up and growing, but
the sise of cattle herds has
been trimmed down sharply
by the drought ol the past few
A lot of cattlemen are prob-
ably wondering how their cat-
tle will stand the shock of
having wheat pasture to graze
on this winter. Unless those
steers are 6 or 7 years old,
they've probably never seen
wheat pasture. Wheat pros-
pects are brighter at this sea-
son, at any rate, than they've
been in a good many years.
Gardeners have problems,
too. Mrs. Albert Price, who is
a firm believer in planting by
the moon, says she's all mixed
up now that there are two'
moons in the sky!
We don't know what possi-
ble effect the Russian moon
might have on killing John-
son grass or growing potatoes,
but it's sure raised a lot of
cain in Washington.
"Men never learn anything
about women." says the Sec-
ond Street Philosopher, "but
they have a lot of fun trying."
The "Foliage Tour" which
the Amarillo Daily News is
promoting may bring a lot of
visitors to Canadian and the
northeastern Panhandle area
in the next few weeks. Ama-
rillo News editor Wes Izzard
predicts that there will be
hundreds of visitors from the
Amarillo area next week-end,
making the drive to Ldko
Marvin and through this area
to view the Fall foliage.
If. the weather will follow
Dan True's predictions and
bring us a light frost this
week-end. the scenery should
be splashed with fall color by
the end of next week when
the foliage tour is scheduled
to begin. There are already
tinges of yellow and red
among the cotonwoods and
sumac along the river road
drive to Lake Marvin, giving
a hint of colors to come.
The Canadian Chamber of
Commerce is making plans
now to cooperate with the fol
iage tour by providing infor
mation and guidance for vis-
itors here . . . but everyone in
the community should be pre-
pared to help, too. Operators
of service stations and cafes,
of course, will be the primary
contacts with visitors on this
occasion as they are through-
out the year . . . and we hope
the owners will encourage
their employees to volunteer
information about our area to
Let's put our best face for-
ward, and invite these folks
to come back often. Living as
close to it as we do. a lot of
us may be inclined to take
for granted the outstanding
natural beauty of this region
we live in, but to many resi-
dents of the treeless plains,
ifs far from commonplace.
Members of the Big Brothers
Club have appointed a com-
mittee to make some plans
and cost estimates for a long-
needed facility at Wildcat Sta-
dium . . . some public rest
rooms for visitors to our foot-
ball games. We hope the pro-
ject gets beyond the commit-
tee stage this time. We've
been neglecting an element-
ary courtesy to our visitors for
too many years already.
The best known safety de-
vice is about nina inches
above your shoulders . . . use
It and drive safely!
"Don't knock your church,"
advises one of our favorite
ministers. "It may have im-
proved since you were there."
Sign on a winding nod:
'These curves am different
. . . they get mora
after you pass 651"
, Marriage Is Man's
The Bible is nowhere a rich-
er and safer guide than in all
that concerns the sexes and
the relationships of man and
woman in marriage, home,
family and society.
Just as man at his worst
has abused and misused the
most precious things that God
has given, so man at his worst
has made the sex instinct an
instrument of debasement and
foulness. Man has made his
soul, which might be attuned
to love and righteousness, an
instrument of hate, and his
wonderful and beautiful body
an instrument of violence.
But we should not allow
that to blind us to all that is
noble and good.
We speak of "holy matri-
mony" and there is nothing
holier than a relationship of
mutual love and loyalty. Two
souls then share privilege and
responsibility, bearing and
forbearing, in lives that are
pledged to truth and right.
It is on such a foundation
that the Christian home is
built. Nothing less could be
fully adequate as an environ-
ment for the bringing into the
world of new lives.
This is the ideal that we
should always strive after.
The fact that it is not always
attained should not lessen the
thought of it as the only ade-
"000 TIRED"—If a pony can get "dog tired," this one is.
The Shetland, owned by Carl McBride of Afton, Okla., prefers
to take his rest on>his camp cot. McBride says "Charley" also
ha* 9 liking for shoe polish. He'll lick shoes to get it.
Perhaps, considering all the
problems and difficulties of
marriage and home in the
most intimate relationship of
which man is capable, the
marvel is not that so many
marriages fail, but that so
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Ezzell, Ben. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1957, newspaper, October 24, 1957; Canadian, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183871/m1/2/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.