The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 1, 1959 Page: 2 of 20
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THE CANADIAN RECORD, Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1999
This mortal machine:
The mold wasn't perfect
(Frcm the Tulia Herald)
TT'S ALWAYS a thrill to get behind the wheel
of a b ' new automobile, listen to the
quiet purr of the engine, and feel its surging
power as i "I'.es off with smoothness and ease.
All this is possible because of the human
intelligence nnd mechanical precision which
went into its manufacture.
But assume that the manufacturer was forced
to use ball bearings which were slightly flat
on one sirte. Assume that the crankshaft was
slightly off center. Assume that that octane
gasoline had been refined with less care, that
it contained kerosene and possibly water. As-
sume that the metal which went into the en-
gine had flaws. And assume that many of the
THE CANADIAN RECORD
Canadian (Hemphill County) Texas
BEN EZZELL Editor
TED ROGERS Foreman
In Hemphill and Adjoining Counties:
One Year $3.50
Elsewhere $4.50 per Year
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Rate Card Upon Request
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.
working parts did not fit together perfectly.
We would not have the smooth running ma-
chine which we are able to purchase from any
of our automobile dealers.
Our world society is made up of a number
of machines—human machines. This is true in
all phases of our local community. It is true
at the state and national, levels, not to mention
the international. But these human machines
do not operate smoothly like our 1959 auto-
mobiles. All around us we see discord and
friction. Local government is often as turbu-
lent as is a general session of the United Na-
Congress and our state legislatures often be-
haw like quarrelsome families. Clubs, church-
es, and other town organizations seldom run
smoothly. Almost every community has its
discoid and friction even as does the average
Why is it we humans, with much more in-
telligence than a piec of steel, with the power
to reason and think, cannot work together like
a smooth-running 1959 automobile?
The answer is found in the fact that we hu-
mans are all imperfect like the flat-sided ball
bearing, like the off-centered crankshaft, like
the polluted gasoline.
It isn't possible to take imperfect individ-
uals, put them all together, and come up with
a perfect society. It just can't be done!
It is impossible to assemble a governing
body composed of men tainted with selfish-
ness, lust, malice, and a thousand other Adam-
ic traits, and expect that body to come up
with a set of perfect laws, perfectly drafted,
It is impossible to find a perfect court, a
perfect jury, or a perfect judge.
And even if we could, we imperfect indi-
viduals would be unable to recognize one if
we stumbled on to one.
If perchance we found a perfect man, no
doubt we would crucify him-
Yet we humans spend our days looking for
perfection everywhere but in our selves.
Maybe perpetual motion?
(From the Canyon News)
IJIND the sense in this if you can. An agency
* of the federal government is conducting
tests in the northwestern states in an attempt
to raise the production ■ per • acre of wheat
strains. They've found one strain that produces
upwards of 100 bushels an acre.
At the same time, another part of the agency
is paying subsidies to limit the number of
acres in production in order to lessen the over-
supply of wheat. And another part of that
same agency is saying there is enough surplus
wheat to supply the nation for three years
without any new production.
And yet another part of the same agency is
paying out money for farmers who work their
land to conserve the topsoil and moisture—
insuring, among other things, more production
per acre. And still another section of the ag-
ency is paying out money to landowners who
will take their land completely out of pro-
It doesn't make much sense.
Since Ike told us citizens
not to booger them Bolshevics
while they wuz here I thought
better than to write about
what was takin place but now
that they are well on the way
home I guess I can spout off
without eel tin my Good Con-
duct Medal taken away from
Dealin with a Bird likeNick-
ie is about like a feller make-
in a hobby of kissin Rattle-
snakes as I see it. When all is
said and done we have ex-
posed our weakness for the
finer things of life like Auto-
mobiles, T. V. sets and Hooch-
ie Kooehie girls. Notice how
ole Henpeckekd Kruchshef sort
of shrunk away when them
Cutíes was brung before him.
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You know durn well that he
aint that much of a Comunist.
I've eve seen Church Deakons
and Elders that sort of liked
to rep what the fairer sex
looked like in a Bikini and
two to one Ole Baldy himself
would have took a front seat,
if his Wife hadnt been stand-
in right behind him.
Maybe we found a Socialist
week point so to speak in the
fact he may not really wear
the britches of his own house-
Check your anti-frecze, get the long handles out of moth
balls and start 'era airing, end refresh your memory on how
to light pilot lights and act furnaces back in operation. Win-
ter's on the way.
Of course, old man Winter's not breathing right down our
neck yet . . . hut the geese are heading south and flying low,
and you can bet there's ice in the air where they came from.
The Chamber of Commerce is already getting set to promote
our third annual foliage lour, and we asked Game Department
Biologist A. S, Jackson the other day to make an informed
guess on when the first frosi will he. A. S. insists, however,
that he's no weather prophet . . . having lived in Texas too
long . . . and referred us to the Texss Almanac, saying that
"their guess is as good ,-is mine."
The Almanac plays the percentages . . . simply reporting
that the average date for the first killing frost of the fall in
Hemphill county is October 30. Mow if we could just find some
expert who could tell ns if this is an "average" year, we'd be
A. S. does predict, however, that this will be a gala year for
foliage. Weather conditions have be-n just right, he says, to
produce colorful fall foliage ... a wet spring and a dry sum-
mer and fall. All thatV needed now to make all the trees, vines
and bushes blos^n out in their fanciest fall finery is a touch
of frost . . . and that may crme sooner than we think.
The wi Id flower four this spring was a flop . . . there just
weren't many wild flower ;. The reason, the experts tell ns, was
too much moisture la<< winter and spring. The wet winter made
growing conditions ideal . the grass flourished and choked
out the weeds . . . and wi! 1 flowers, let's facn> it. are mostly
weeds. Pretty . . . hut weeds, just the same.
You can write your friends, however, that the foliage tour
this fall will he worth the trip. As for the dates . . . well, just
advise 'cm to watch for the first frost, wait a week, and then
come a running.
Before you go dashing off this fall to gather autumn leaves
for those winter boquets, better bona up in the Nature Atlas or
the Boy Scout Handbook on how to identify prison ivy. There's
lots of it around . . . and it's real pretty when the leaves ttart
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Ezzell, Ben. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 1, 1959, newspaper, October 1, 1959; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183972/m1/2/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.