The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1927 Page: 4 of 4
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By John 1. Oftti*
Geneview News j BrazosVaUey News j LA JOYA CLUB
someore handed you $12,500,000—
\.nd 2,500,000 pounds x>( dynamite—
And 800,000 pounds of drill steel—
And the muscle of 1,000 men- •-
"Here, drrill a tunnel under lames
peak, through the backbone of the
Where would you star*, your bores,
and how would you make them rieet
in the middle of n mountain twelve!
thousand feet h.bove sea level f
This superhumanly feat has actual-
ly been accomplished. The dream of ' om a>'
a Colorado pioneer, David Moffat,
that someday the rock-ribbed barrier
between the East and the West mifrht
be broken through by man, has at
School is out and Mr. and Mrs, The farmers of the Valley would
Clark have gone to Abilene to attend enjoy seeing a good rairv
school ,but we are glad to say they, Mrs. 0. E. McAtl and Mrs. John
have thi3 school for another term. McAll visited Mrs N. N. Altman one
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mullen were
steen passing through Geneview Mon-
There was a party at Mr. and Mrs.
Alton Sandlin's Saturday night. It
was well attendee) and all seemed to
have a nice time.
Mr. Fred Elkin was in Geneview
Mrs. H. S. Eaton was in Geneview
evening last week.
We wish to correct the mistake
made in the last week's issue of the
Brazos Valley News where in it stat-
ed Mr. N. N. Altman visited Mrs.
Berryman which should have been,
Mrs. N. N. Altman. (We are glad to
make the above correction. Editor.)
Fishing is all the go here now as it
is too dry for any thing else.
Bob Gholston's daughter, Mrs. Le-
on a Miller is visiting here now.
Mrs. Crabtree has been real sick
last become a reality. The conquerors .
. tinr, the past week but is reported some
of the West who reverted the Indian' . ^
paths and buffalo trails into road-1 '
beda for shining steel raih, could
scarcely have encountered more dif-
ficulties, and undergone more rigor-
ous hardships than those which were
faced by these men of brawn and
brains in their three-year effort to
pierce a hole through the granite
walls of the Rockies.
Miss Novelle Marr and Miss Mil-
dred Williams visited in Geneview
It looks very much like rain which
is needed badly.
1'. H. Sandlin visited Mr. and
Mrs. To... Clanton last week.
We have organized a Sunday School
i.1 Mt. Olive. Mr. Coker, Superinten-
Nature seemed bent on defying. .
. u 1 1.. dent, Mrs. K. W. Sandlin, Assistant;
everv move of the men who calmly ,, „
^ . , , Mrs. Joe Massey, Secretary; Mr. Co-
went about their job of driving1 a hole
per, Bible teacher; Mrs. K. W. Sand-
lin senior teacher, Mrs. Harvey Del-
On last Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. M. Robertson used
T. L. Green was tha.charmlng hostess pot plants In pretty arrangements in
to the members of the LaJoya Club deaoraiing their lawn In West Asper-
and a few guelts. mont for entertaining the members of
This was the second meeting in a- the Pastime Club, their husbands,
fcaut siet weeks; due to so much illness and several guests, Friday evening
and so many smallpox vaccinations from 8:30 to 11:30. At fourteen tables
in the community. daintily appointed, the guests enjoy-
After several games of "42" a bus- ed games of "42." At the tea hour
iness meeting was called. It was brick cream and angel food cake was
found that three vacancies had occur- served to: Messrs. and MesdatneS,
ed since our last meeting. Mesdames Chas. F. Gibson, W. E. Green, J. B
Mr. Troy McAll returned home j Dave Reed and l.em Freeman's names Pumphrey Jr., Roy Riddel, J. H. Rob-
Tuesday from where he had been on wore presented and they were both ertson, F. O. Senter, W. B. Bingham,
the plains. | unanimously elected to membership. J. B. Matthews, Fred Dalby, Jesse
Quite a few enjoyed the party ut The time of meeting was changed Dalby, Will A. Dunwody, J. L. Evans,
Mr. and Mrs. Penson's Saturday night from three to three-thirty o'clock. Wm. Flowers, C. E. Brannen, M. N.
A delicious punch and sandwich Guest, H. H. Shadle, W. H. Link, D.
course was served to: Mesdames, R. Couch; Misses Jo Bulloch, Sallie
Eric Ward, J. Q. Ward, Luther Reece Tillotson, Willie Lee, Mae Dell Scrog-
Dudley Ellis, Reece Ward, John Hoy, gins, Mary Louise Yoe of Paducah;
Bill Hoy, Robert Hall, Ernest Free- Mesdames Blanche Jordan, F. V. Mc-
man, R. B. Johnston and Misses Knight, H. W. Wylie, R. A. Comer,
Clara Lee Hoy and Florence Gardner. R. B. Hills of Anson; Messrs. C. D.
Mrs. Robert Hall will entertain Stamey, A. R. Low, H. F. Grindstaff,
the club on Thursday, June 9. .1. M. Carter of Ft. Worth, Masters
Reporter. Hereon Flowers, Jimmie Robertson,
— - —x ,1 ay I'uniphroy, and the host and
Miss Mae Dell Scroggins was a )10stess
week-end guest of Miss Blanche Mc- x
Laury at Simmons I niversity, Abi- Buck Low Jr. of Abilene is visiting
lene- his aunt, Mrs. F. V. McKnight,
through the barrier which has fol-
ates effectively balked the ubiquitous
advances of puny mankind. This was
not only a task that taxed the physi-
cal strength of the hardiest, but was
also beset with engineering complica-
tions the solutions of which seemed
almost an impossibility to the great-
The task of driving two holes from
opposite sides of a wind-swept peak
si* miles apart, on the top of the Con-
tinental Divide so that they would
meet within one inch of dead center,
with but a fraction of an inch dis-
crepancy in the elevations at which
the headings would meet, and with
the length of the. tunnel c: lculated
months before the holing thr< ugh va-
rying only one foot from the measur-
ed length of the bore--all was not
merely a problem of physical endeav-
or inside the tunnel. Months of peri-
lous engineering feats were perform-' ^ ^ do thev?
ed on top of the peak hefor.- a rock
was moved inside.
Through summer and winter the
engineers struggled through .« iow and
blizzards and weather twenty degrees
below zero in their effort to run a
straight line over the hump of the
continent, over frozen crater lakes,
up .=heer precipices, and over jagged
peaks—the .first prerequisite to a tun-
t'-'-eath. Futhermore, th< refrac-
ts - the sun's rays was so rreat at
an nlti'ude of 10,000 to 12,010 feet
that accurate work was impossible in
the day time. Undaunted, the men
worked at night. Scaling tlv alpine
heights of the Rockies is r. > mean
job for experienced mouiti.i.i climb-
er;; in the broad daylight, but weight-
ed down with cumbersome instru-
ments, through the dark, t'l-y clam-
bered over slippery rocks, skirted
yawning chasms, plunr'.-c! through
snowdrifts, ■niided only *.\-
otf lights, by which the
each station was shown.
President Coolidge pre. the gold
en key in the White Ho: <• liat sent
like a flash across the c.inti lent the
current which touched off t'.e dyna-
mite that broke through tl ' rvst bar-
rier of granite, and let
through the heart of the I!
the first time in histoi; r-
tion, ut more than two tho>
beneath the surface. Thi w
ter tunnel bore. Alongside tK's tunnel
work has been going on ai lie same
time on a much larger lur.
when completed, will b - (i
railroad tunnel in the L'. :
6.1 miles. This will als-.<
distance from Denver to
City by 173 miles, whe:i ;
cutoff is completed. It will
thirty miles of four p< r
over the divide-the st-vtc
road which formerly le<! to Corona.
"The Top of the World," t!i< highest
broad gauge railroad in the world
Down this same steep grade four
huge engines, dragging their runa-
way trains behind them, have plunged
in past years, three of them to be
wrecked on the rocky mount:iin sides
It is expected that trains will be
running through the Moffat tunnel
by July 1. Then for time immemorial
the trains will roar through these
four walls of granite, carrying the
tide of civilization which will probably
give little thought to the arduous ef
forts of hundreds of stalwart men,
the cost in lives, years, and money,
which made possible this great epoch-
making engineering feat.
motor, junior teacher; Mrs. Ernest
Mullen, card class teacher. Every-
body invited to attend at 4 o'clock in
the afternoon every Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. It. P. Morrow's daug'n
ter, Mrs. George Kinedy, is visiting
Everybody i- invited to the Singing
Convention at Mt. Olive the second
Sunday in June, be sure and bring
well filled baskets.
The shower given by Mr. and Mrs.
Crabtree (the garage man of Gene-
view) to Mr. and Mrs. Alton Sand
iin was well attended and they re-
ceived several nice presents.
FIGURE THIS FOR YOURSELF
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Mitchel spent
Sunday in the home of her brother,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hahn.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Penson visit-
ed Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Miss Alta Mae McAll spent Satur-
day night with Miss Edythe Altman.
Several of the Valley Boys have
gone to the harvest fields and other
Miss Leona Altman spent Sunday
afternoon with Misses Inez and Mam-
Miss Beatrice Park of the Ward
Ranch was visiting in our community
Singing Sunday night was at Mr.
and Mrs. N. N. Altman'*.
fleer** P, Finley ud sons Georg*
Jr. and Rom spent last weekend lit
Eastland end Ft. Worth.
PL4JiOSMtJST BE SOLD '
1 have in the vicinity of Aspermwu
two brand-new, high-grade, standard
pianos hever unboxed. One is a play-
er with ukulele attachment that re-
tails for $750 and the other an up-
right that sells for $460. Rather than
reship these I will sell the player tor
and the upright for $275. At the
above prices will sell for cash only.
Write S. C. Chiles, Waco, Texas
Mr. anil Mrs. Roy Riddel and Mrs.
Blanche Jordan spent Friday in Stam-
Mr. M. A. Smith, formerly of
Swenson and Aspermont is receiving
his degree from Teachers College,
Denton, this week.
Robert Kennedy was among the Lull
bock High School graduates last week
Miss Bernie Addison, a graduate of
A. II. S., is finishing at T. W. C.
Here is another one in high math
matics, They say figures don't lie,
A man wanted a tick-
et to a place in Mississippi and only
had a two-dollar bill. It required three
dollars to get the ticket. He took
the two-dollar bill to a pawn shop
and pawned it for $1.50. On his
way back to the depot he met a friend
to whom he sold the pawn ticket for
$1.50. That gave him three dollars for
his ticket. Now, who is out the dollar?
Miss Kathlyn Zant is one of those
receiving B. A. degrees from the
Miss Addie Lea Morrison intends to
spend the summer in Tulia, Texas.
Rev. and Mrs. A. C. Turner and
children spent Monday in Rotan the
guests of Mrs. Turner's parent".
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Osborn and
children of Vernon spent the week-end
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.
J. Dalby and Mrs. M. M. Osborn.
Mrs. Geo. P. Finley, Sonny and
Frances accompanied by Mrs. J. D.
Ferrell spent last week visiting with
their brother and son, E. M. Ferrell
Miss Era Woodson left Monday
for Sweetwater where she will visit
Mr. John Roberts of Lubbock is j
visiting relatives here this week.
We Will Credit You
For Tires, Accessories and overhaul jobs.
Come in and talk with us about it.
We are also selling Lee Balloon Tires, size
29 x 4.40 at less than cost.
STONEWALL MOTOR CO.
J. B. Matthews, Prop.
Subscribe for THE STAR $1.50 p v '
THE VALUE OF A HOUSE
IS NEVER JUDGED
OUTSIDE COAT OF PAINT
Making- a good-fellow of yourself by spend-
ing your hard earned money freely will with-
out doubt win you the companionship and
respect of certain friends.
Your prosperity and welfare however de-
pends more on the friendship of those who
look below the surface of things and give you
credit more for what you save than what you
First National Bank
Let us do a value job for you on the Crowe
Value Refacing Machine and give your car,
truck, or tractor the mileage, power and pep
it should have. A perfect value job absolute-
ly guaranteed or your money refunded.
Ask us to demonstrate this wonderful
machine to you.
R E E I) and M A R T I N
Two months old pigs,
STRAYED— A two year old spotted
jersey heifer. Dehorned, branded L
on hip. H. H. Huling.
FEED FOR SALE—3 mi. North
of town. Good bundle Kaffir
Corn and Maize. J. W. Winn.
BUYING, SELLING, or EXCHANGE
Of Produce, Plants of all kinds,
and Embroideries, see me at my home
Miss Minnie Ferrell.
AGENT WANTED IN ASPERMONT
TERRITORY. — Make $75.00 per
weok. $1.50 an hour for spare time.
Introducing Finest Guaranteed Hos-
iery. 9fi styles and colors. Low prices
Auto furnished. No capital or exper-
BETTERKNIT TEXTILE CO., DESK
2711 GREENFIELD, OHIO.
LAYNE -YATES CO.
STAMFORD'S PROGRESSIVE STORE
W KDNESDAY .llNK 1st.
Saturday Jim: lith.
• OUR LOSS IS YOUR GAIN
Renew Y our Health
i Any physician will tell yon that
"Perfect Purification of the System
is Nature's Foundation of Perfect
Health." Why not rid yourself of
chronic ailments that are undermin-
ing your vitality? Purify your en-
tire system by taking a thorough
1 course of Calotabs,—once or twice a
week for several weeks—and aee how
Nature rewards you with health.
Calotabs are the greatest of all
system purifiers. Get a family pack-
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35 cts. At any drag store. 'Adv.)
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The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1927, newspaper, June 2, 1927; Aspermont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200235/m1/4/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.