The Childress Index (Childress, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 33, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 2, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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Now is the time for all good
citizens to come to the aid of
Childress. Join the C. C. C.
THE CHILDRESS INDEX
Help put Childress in the Hol-
land Cleanest Town Contest. All
I to gain, nothing to lose. Help!
CHILDRESS, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. .IULY 2. 1913.
PREMIUM LISI OF
At Work Remod-
eling the Depot.
Good Prizes Are Offered The
Farmers For Livestock
And Farm Exhibits.
Below In printed in full tho premium
list of the Childress County Fair As-
sociation. The list is a splendid one
and every farmer is urged to clip it
out and save It for future reference.
Study over the premiums and if you
think you can wni then get busy. The ! will be made larger ;uh1 on the w««t
Work of remodeling the Denver
depot is now going on and in a short
time the carpenters will have a much
better building than at present. Of
course our people would like to have
had a new depot but it appears we
will have to wait awhile, but with
the improvements now going on the
public will bo better served and ac-
commodated than in the last, much
to the pleasure of The Index.
The improvements under way are
the remodeling of the agentK office.
The office will bo moved to the pres-
ent ladies' waiting room. The office
contest is free for all and no en-
trance fees required.
As this is the first year that the
side will be made a small room for
tho accomodation of the train crews
in receiving orders and signing-up
farmers have been given a chance to I after their runs. A bay window will
win premiums' the list is good. Some | be placed in the south part of the
changes might be made but the mana- office, giving bettor light than at
geinent wished to study results and present.
next year will be in a position to give
many more premiums than this year.
Below is the list and premiums
TUESDAY, JULY 15.
Bull any breed $5, $3, $2
Cow any breed 5,
Cow under I year 5.
Bull, under 1 year 5,
Steer, under 2 years 7,
Jersey Cow 7,
Jersey Heifer, under 2.. .. 5,
Jersey Heifer or Bull Calf 5,
Sow any breed $E>,
Boar, any breed over (J mo. 5,
Sow under 1 year and ov-
er 6 months 5,
Boar under (I months ... 5,
Sow under (1 months 5.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16.
Trio Brown Leghorns $2, $1
The men's waiting-room will adjoin
the office to the east while tlie lad-
ies' waiting"room will be in the ex-
treme east end of the building. A
Ian;j arch will connect the two wait-
ing rooms. The ticket and baggage
windows will open to the men's wait
Trio Plymouth Rocks
Trio B. Minorcas
.Trio Rhode Islam! Reds ....
Trio Indian Runner Ducks..
Trio Ducks, any breed
Pen of Chickens, any breed
Saddle Horse . .
Single Driver in harness.. t
Brood Mare and Colt £
Colt, under 1 year ^
All-purpose Stallion E
(Continued bottom of next column**
is entitled to abso=
unvarying cour =
We specialize on
"A Guaranty Fund Bank."
W. L. Underwood, Prei.
G. F. Springer, V-Pre .
C. W. Mitchell, Caahier
F. E. Woodruff, A 't. Cash.
building does not do.
The floor of tho depot ^ill be re-
placed and eight inches higher than
at present. A new root will be put
on and the old windows removed and
replaced by modern single pane win
dowa. A railing will be placed around
tho building, forming a wainscoating.
The building will Ik* repainted out-
side and inside The station platform
will be raised several inches, thereby
saving the passengers from getting
their feet wet in rainy weather.
As stated above, The Index is glad
to see these improvements. Tho pres
nt building is next to nothing and it
was a disgrace to the Port Worth A
Denver Railroad The town is de-
serving of a better station than the
one after the improvements are com
| pleted and some day it will be built.
■The officials hav«> talk'.d with the
edifdf and all say that* Childres# will
I get a good' depot and one that will
cost several thousand dollars to build.
"A half-loaf is better than none,"
and Tho Index feels that its labors
have not been for naught in getting
better accomodations for the travel
ing public at Childress. And in this
fight we have been alone, with ex
ception of the work done by former
WANTS MORE WATER.
Stipt Maer of the Denver railway,
is much interested in an everlast-
ing water supply for Cbildrgss and
this week took time to stop the edi-
tor and urge the importance of this
Mr. Maer says that it appears to
him that Baylor or so;/e of the other
large creeks west of Childress would
be the proper place to go to build a
dam. He points out that there aro
creeks in the west part or tho conn
ty that have great drainage areas and
could be made to cover several hun-
dred acres in water. The Index be-
lieves the same as Mr Maer and al
so believes that the Commercial club
will take up this matter shortly.
No city can have anything unless
the people get up and work and Clill
dross will never have any water to
spare until tho citizens arise to the
situation and start in with a set pur-
pose to provide an uiiexhaustable sup-
ply of water.
Fellow citizens, lets all urge the
Commercial club to take Immediate
hold of this important proposition.
Ed Denny reports the best rain at
his'farm north of town, Monday that
has fallen since the second day of
May. Ed. says crop conditions are
now in good shape and that Childress
county should be in good shape this
Draft Mare *>. 3, 2
Pair Horses in harness ... 5, 3, 2
Stallion and three of his
Colts f>, 3, 2
THURSDAY, JULY 17.
Jack 7, 5, 3
Pair Mules, 3 years old or
p. 1 2
Mule, I year and under 2.. 5, 3, 2
Mule Colt, under 1 year ..5, 3, 2
Agricultural display, from
any one farm 125, $15, $10
FRIDAY, JULY 18.
Boy, under 1 yeai*
Girl, under 1 year &
l.ady Rider $7, $5, $.<
Decorated Rig. lady to
drive 7, 0, 3
Some Facts About
The Bond Issues.
There is ono feature about the in-
creasing on the taxable values of Chil-
dress, for the purpose of paving the
business streets and putting in a
sewer system, that is not understood
by many of our people. The argu-
ment is that the taxes would be in-
creased iu the same ratio as the in-
crease in values. This is not nec-
essary. The rate of taxation for the
various funds of the city can be re-
duced in the same proportion as the
increase in valuations. For instance,
should the present rate be 25 cents
in a certain fund the increase in
tlie valuation would produce the
same amount of mouey with the rate
being lti cents.
Practically the only increase in tax-
ation would be the amount necessary
to pay the interest on the bonds is-
sued for the purposes stated above.
This would not Increase the tax rate
but very little. The person owning
property valued at, say $1000, would
pay an additional tax of about two
dollars each year. And this is true
of the non-resident tax payers, who
will pay their portion of the tax and
not receive the direct benefit* deriv
ed l,y the resident property owners.
There can be no doubt but what
tho increased comforts to "io-
ple would more than off-set all the
increase in taxes, and for that rea-
son every tax payer in Childress
should vote for the bond issues, also
sign the petition to the city council
asking for a higher valuation. Chil-
dress is virtually at a stand still,
and will remain in that position until
the people say the city shall go for-
CARRIERS MEET HERE.
And they're going to enter in the $50 contest for best dis-
play of Childress county farm products on July 18th.
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The training of the teacher has a
direct arid powerful bearing the
pupil, and professional training is so
very much mixed up with the personal
magnetism of tho teacher that we
are bound to admit that not all the
child learns is obtained from books
and recitations. Three brothers at-
tend college and all graduate with
high honors, and study respectively,
leaching, preaching, and medicine as
their final and life work. We all
know that necessarily they each will
take up different subjects, different
linos of ^bought, different classes of
humanity to deal with, and giving
this subjoct all of the thought that
you tan spare from your limited
time, you will kindly bear with us
when we say that of all, the respon-
sibility is greater upon the teacher
ti'i.n cither of the others, yet in the
actual practice very litle study and
|tr ;>ar,ition is given to the subject
<>( professional training for our public
There should be first-class scholar
ship in our teachers, not necessarily
!h in;.' of the first importance, but as
a guarantee that ho or she is capable
from a standpoint of learning, to
propc^r handle the subjects assign
ed them, but of still greater import
ance is the power, ability or capac-
ity of the teacher, (or whatever you
may wish to call it,) to take up a sub-
ject and teach it to the child, first,
having created in, the child a love for
its work, thon understand what the
child may readily understand or com
prehend awake its young mind to what
it has before it, cause it to exclude
worthless subjects from its receptive
mind, at that time, and accept the
teachings before it. Many teachers
give considerable attention and time
to certain subjects yet fail to awake
in the child any receptive mood, fail
to arouse the possibilities of a use
ful mind, and as a result the child
having failed to comprehend what is
wanted of it, takes to amuse its mind
or rather occupy its mind in its own
way, and tho result is that wh«n
once it drifts from the subject and
can not moet the requirements of tlie
teacher it learns to dislike the sub-
ject, whatever it may be, failure, dis-
gust, sour teacher, fretful and care-
less pupil and disappointed parents.
There should be in the training of
the teacher a thorough comprehen-
sion of mental and moral phylosopby.
not that it should ever be taught In
the ordinary common schools, but
us a key and guide with which to
unlock and look as far as possible in-
to the young minds committed to tho
care, keeping and training of tho
teacher. People are uecessarily of
different mentalities, as well as colors
atid complexions, and while the lat-
ter require no study, yet the former
does for without a fair comprehension
of the powers and abilities of your
pupils you as teacher can never hope
to succeed to any measurable degree.
Wo have made the statement that
children are of different mental
powers, if this is not correct we la-
bor under wrong impressions; but if
correct, and you do not recognise it,
then you labor at a great disadvant-
age and as the whole result of your
labor is what you may do for the
child, it is possible that you may
not do much for tho child or even j
worse than nothing, for some one i
may have to undo what you have>
There are many and varied diffi-1
eulties that daily confronts the teacher
and it. is no less the duty to meet
and properly handle each as it is
presented than it is the duty to main-
tain order and decorum In the school
room. Lack of co operation nt home
wUl come in as a great obstacle in
the teachers work, yet we are sure
that if you gave tlie subject any
thought you well knew that there is
not entire co-operation in any sub-
ject ever undertaken, and it is apart
and parcel of ones professional train-
ing to meet and overcome such con-
ditions. The truly loyal and reserv-
ing professional teacher, desirous of
and meriting success, must give tho
entire school room a careful study,
ever alert and ready to give the need-
ed assistance to any seeming back-
ward pupil, assisting the child when
resistance is really needed, and
above all awakening the latent ener-
gies of the chili) to self-reliance, show-
Ins them the otherwise unknown pos-
sibilities that lie within their reach,
and the sure reward and sucyesa of
study and app'ication. Sonii
brightest children in tho ro|
'> nt times moody, pecvis
bly at times very provokin
conduct, and again scho<
ment or the power of th<#
properly handle thV> rooi4
and each pupil as an lV H
(Continued on la/
The Carriers on the rural mail
routes in Childress, Hall, Hardeman
and Cottle counties will hold a ses-
sion in Childress, Friday. The car-
riers have an organization which was
founded for the purpose of looking
after their interests. The meetings
are held on holidays, so that all car-
riers can be present.
The last meeting of these carriers
was held at Quanah on May 30, at
which a number were present. The
Index would suggest that the Com-
mercial Club take some action to-
ward entertaining the members of
The members are important person-
ages in their respective communities.
THE COUNTY JAILER
Jailer Barnes Overpowered
And Wife Rushes to His
Aid in Nick of Time.
Deputy Sheriff Barnes had some
experience with tho prisoners at tho
county jail that he does not care to
go through again.
It happened Friday evening when
)•■ tered the run-around with a
bucket of water. One of tho prison-
ers, Jack Hale, grabbed him and
John Wasson, another prisoner, took
the keys from him. They tried to
lock him in the cage bjit Mr. Barnes
was a little too strong for them. In
scuffling Mrs. Barnes was attracted
by the noisfe and went to her hus-
band's assistance, pulling one of tho
men from him. Wasson attempted to
get away and got down stairs but
Mrs. Barnes prevented him from un-
locking the outer door. She told
Wasson that ho had bolter get up
stairs as Mj>. Barnes had gotten hold
of his pistol and would kill him. Was-
son broke for the stairway just as
Barnes came in with the gun.
The boys had been allowed the
liberty of the run-around on account
of the warm weather, it being al-
most unbearable for a man to stay
in the cage. They also dug several
li.-fck from the wall during tbe day.
Wat-son is in for bootlegging and
Hnle for highway robbery.
DR. CRISTLER FAVORS
BOTH BOND ISSUES.
Word was given out a few days
ago that Dr. Crlstler of Dallas, but
owner of considerable business prop-
erty in Childress, was opposed to
the bond Issues. The Index man be-
gan to investigate and has learned
that Dr. Cristler is in favor of both
sewerage and paved strees. Dr. Crist-
ler will have 400 feet of pavement
and will cost him about $1,500 to
pave his part. Pavement and sewer-
age is strictly a business proposition
to tbe property owners of Childress
and a man is opposing his own inter-
ests if he votes against the bonds.
Great things are in store for Chil-
dress, Be a booster and help tho
old town along.
The Glorious Fourth or any other independenec
day reminds us of our duty to OURSELVES in the in-
dependence line. We are not independent with DEBTS.
We are not independent with no money in the bank-
HAVE FREEDOM. You don't know how independent
and free you will feel until you can know that you are
protected with a good BALANCE IN THE BANK.
Make OUR bank YOUR bank
City National Bank
JNO. H. P. JONES, President
C. C. BADGBTT, Cashier
S. P. 1IRITT
WILL P. JONES. Active V Pres.
F. R. FRIEND, Active V-Pres.
H. S. DAVIS. Asst. Cashier
W. E. CONNELL
11. J. KING, W. H. CRAVEN
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