The Childress Index (Childress, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 48, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 11, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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CHILDRESS, TEXAS. WEDNB6DAY. OCTOBER 11. 1916.
K. V. Nichols, special agent to the
Attorney General of Texas, was in the
city all of last week in conference
with County Attorney C. A. Williams
in regard to the cottonseed situation
A complaint was made to the At-
torney Generals department at Austin
by a farmer living near Childress. The
complaint was made on the grounds
that an agreement was entered into
by the Childress ginners and oil mill
interests fixing the price of cotton-
Mr. Nichols investigated the situa-
tion and left with a large number of
sworn statements and it is said !>y
some on the "inside" that there is lit-
tle doubt but action will soon follow
against the Memphis Oil Mill and the
Quanah Oil Mill and other parties.
Mr. Nichols said that the oil mills
did not carry on much of tlielr work by
letter and for that reason it was
necessary to summon witnesses. This
he did and evidently secured much in-
He also stated that there were a
number of things in which the ginne>s
had entered into a "gentlemen's
agreement." This is just as much a
violation of the law as if the agree-
ments were written, Mr. Nichols said.
Mr. Nichols is a shrewd lawyer and
he complimented The Index editor for
publishing the news item in regard to
the conference held in Childress by the
oil mill representatives. He stated
that the press can do much to keep
down such combinations. He alsj
stated that it was a good plan for the
country press to publish cotton and
co* >n seed prices each week.
t he Index has been the only Chil-
dress paper to give publicity to tho
seed tight in Childress and a request
was made to the editor to keep the
prices paid by the independent buyers
out of print. The Index considers
seed and cotton prices as news items
of value to the farmers and business
men and for that reason did not heed
the request. By doing so we have ap-
parently lost some patronage from the
ginners but we had rather have the
friendship of the good farmeis of
Childrt** county than Lorn a few oil-
mill controlled gins.
INSPECTING CHILDRESS GINS.
Don Biggers of Lubbock, connected
with the State Agricultural Depart-
ment, was in Childress last Thursday
for the purpose of inspecting She
local gins. He stated to a representa-
tive of The Index that he found con-
ditions here to be in good shape and
no criticism to make of the work.
GIN MEETING AT KIRKLAND.
Kirkland Farmers Plan New Gin For'
Their Tow n.
The meeting of farmers held here'
Saturday for the purpose of organiz- j
a co-operative gin company was at-
tended by a small crowd. Those in at-
tendance, however, were very much
interested in the matter and the
chances are very good for a new gin
here next year.
Hon. YV. D. Cope of Childress was
here and made a splendid talk. There
is probably no man in th estate better
acquainted with the oil mill and gin
trust than Mi'. Cope and he offered
many suggestions relative to the op-
eration of co-operative gins, and if his
advice is heeded we see no reason why
such a gin cannot be a success.
W. M. Morris was selected as tem-
porary chairman and J. W. Sharp as
secretary. The following men were
appointed to solicit membership for
the new organization: J. Shanks,
W. I'. Low, T. E. Williamson, J. C.
Richeson, I. N. Newberry, W. T. Snod-
grass and K. M. Close.
The above men are good substantial
citizens of the community and they
should have no trouble in securing
enough stockholders to insure the
building of the gin. Another meeting
will be held at Kirkland tomorrow at
8 p. m. and every farmer is requested
to attend. Kirkland American.
TO l'L'T IN A I.AKGE FARM.
The Index understands that the boys
of Mrs. C. E. Givens expect to put in
cultivation the greater part of the
section lying east of the home sec-
tion. This section has never been un-
der cultivation, but has been grassed
for years. The boys expect to pat
the greater part in feed crops and
raise more cattle than at present.
Thus is the farming interests of Chil-
dress county growing.
BASS SMILES WHEN
FISHING FOR SINNERS
A BABY KILLED.
Friday afternoon on the W. J.
Johnson farm, three miles west of
Kirkland, their eighteen months old
baby boy was run over by a wagon
and killed. The little tot was under
the wagon and an older brother start-
ed after a load of water. The wheels
passed over the little tot's neck break-
ing the bone. The baby was buried
in the Kirkland cemetery Saturday
C. A. WILLIAMS HONORED.
County Attorney C. A. WMliams
has been honored by Grand Exalted
Ruler of the Benevolent and Protec-
tive Order of Elks, as deputy of this
district, comprising all territory west
of Wichita Falls to El Paso lying
north of the Texas & Pacific Railway
lines. It is not only an honor to Mr.
Williams but to the Childress lodge of
Elks. We congratulate Mr. Williams.
The Latest Wire-
less Signal of
In all ages the BANK
ACCOUNT has never
failed to answer the cry of distress. Get your wireless
apparatus in order—make your check good at our bank.
The First State Bank
LON ALEXANDER. President
G. F SPRINGER, Vice-Preaident
C. W. MITCHELL, Cashier
F. K. WOODRUFF, AmL Cashier
A Letter in Our Files
"For your information we wish to say
that the bill of lumber and building
material we purchased from your yard
recently is the best froma quality stand-
point the writer has ever used."
That's what they all say when buying
the Quarles Stock of Quality Lumber.
John E. Quarles Co.
No doubt Sunday night witnessed
the largest congregation ever as-
sembled in Childress county for re-
ligious services. The "Glory Barn"
will seat nearly two thousand people
and the seats were crowded to the
limits and many people stood up
through the long service. It is said
that several hundred persons returned
home on account of the impossibility
of getting seats.
The sermon was good, as Evangelist
Bass seemed to appreciate the oppor-
tunity of speaking to the largest crowd
ever brought together for the pur-
pose of listening to a sermon. He was
earnest in his talk, and it was quite
plain, in fact iw some passages more
than one in the congregation had to
dodge to keep from getting hit too
The crowds every night are such
that it is plain that the people of
Childress are awakening to their
spiritual condition and see the need
of bettering the same. It is almost
sure that the meeting will be the
greatest ever held in Children* and
that many sinners will be brought to
the realization of their condition and
will see the Savior and His pardon.
"Hear me! You hyproeritical
church member, you are a disgrace
to the church and an insult to God!"
The evangelists have their modes
j and plans of preaching the same as the
business man has of conducting his
business. Evangelist Bass is a little
different so far as reading the scrip-
tures is concerned. He takes his text
and begins preaching, and during the
sermon will quote from the scriptures
to sustain the position he has taken.
The first week of the meetings
was taken up in getting after the
weak-kneed church member, and the
way he has roasted them has been fun
for the outsider. He has told some
truths that no doubt hurt, but when
the person is guilty he can only grin
and bear it. At the close of one of his
meetings he requested the congrega-
tion to go home and not talk about the
sermon or about anything else. The
next night he asked the congregation
to come up and give him their hands.
Sunday night was the first time he has
asked the congregation to stand to any
proposition, and the responses were
He is severe in denunciation of sin
in the church and says the trouble
with the churches in Childress is the
unbelieving members. Evangelist
Bass says that Childress cannot have
a great religious upheavel until the
church members get right with God
and their fellow man, and that is
what he is trying to accomplish be-
fore he starts on the sinners outside
the church. When he opens up 011
them we are sure the services will
A Great Singer.
"One-O-Seven! Now, folks, all to-
Choir Leader Stapleton is making
good in his part of the work at the
taber-dollar meeting now being con-
ducted by Evangelist Bass. The first
week he whipped into a shape a good
choir of about one hundred voices,
while as a side issue he has a ehoir of
little ones that can really sing.
1 He has his methods, and one is to
have the congregation to join in. Not
only that, he gets the congregation to
sing by sections and slices. He has
! built Up a friendly contest between all,
! and when all the folks sing one can
almost see the roof of the "Glory
Barn" rise as if on wings.
Mr. Stapleton is a finished singer,
and when he favors the congregation
with one of his solos he has the clos*
est attention and a deep hush comes
over the immense congregation. He
is of great assistance to Rev. Bass
and his work is fully appreciated by
the Childress people.
A farmer of Donley coimty was in
Childress last Saturday for the pur-
pose of looking around and to visit
with old friends. In conversation
with a representative of The Index
this gentleman stated that he visited
the Childress County Fair, the first
j week in September, and he was great-
ly surprised at the showing made. He
said that Childress county had more
breeders of pure bred cattle and hogs
than r.ny other county in the State of
Texas, and that the showing of live
stock at the County Fair was a reve-
lation to him and would be to any
other man who was not acquainted
with the conditions of the county. He
said the fact that the farmers of Chil-
dress county were devoting a great
deal of attention to the breeding of
pure bred live stock was giving the
county a reputation over the state,
and to other states and would aid
in bringing many thousands of dollars
to the farmers in a few years. This
gentleman is a breeder of big bone
Poland China hogs, and he wants to
make an exhibt at Childress next
year, but says he will have to do
some mighty good work if he carries
off any of the money. Our people
will be pleased to see him and his
herd at the next fair.
CHILDRESS BOY IN NAVY
SCORES WITH BIG RIFLE
By hitting the 'bulls-eye' with un-
erring skill from the standing, kneel-
ing, or sitting position, Phillip K.
Daniels of this place has qualified as
a marksman in the United States
Marine Corps, according to late ad-
vices from Washington, D. C.
This keen-eyed young man received
his preliminary instruction in gun-
nery at the U. S. Marines Port Royal,
S. C. training station, where the sold-
iers of the sen are trained for then-
duties ashore and afloat. When but
little more than a novice with th'.*
modern high-powered rifle, his splen-
did showing at 'slow' and 'rapid' fire
gained for him this coveted distinc-
tion., Hereafter he will wear the
budge of marksmanship and receive
an increase in pay as a result of his
Phillip, who is a son of Mr. James
B. Daniels of Childress, enlisted in the
United States Marine Corps at its San
Antonio recruiting station on June 9,
Childress Delegation Confers With
"Ozark Trail" Leaders.
Monday morning J. W. Mitchell,
president of the Commercial Club, \V .
A. Bonds, secretary, and Henry Seale,
Luther Witherspoon, Don Warren and
Ben Simpson left tor Hollis and Altus,
Okla., to confer with Col. Coin Harvey
in regard to logging the Ozark Trail
through Childress southwest to Lub-
The gentlemen stated they were
greatly pleased with the trip and found
that Hollis urui Altus people were
working in harmony with the Chil-
dress. Col. Harvey told Ihe party
that he would ne in Hollis some time
in November and would caref ully con-
sider this route. Col. llnrvey was weil
impressed with the route as proposed
by the Childress representatives.
Col. Harvey informed them that
there would be three routes, Northern,
Central and Southern. He also stated
that it would be absolutely necess-uy
for the roads to be kept in perfect
summer and winter condition before a
Ozark Trail sign would be nailed up.
Ben Simpson, who lives at North-
field, stated that the people of Motley
county wanted the" Ozark Trail and
would do everything possible to secure
the official route.
Paducah people are also working
for the official route and are wanting
to have the road run from Childress
to their town.
Childress has two towns to the north
to contend with and it is means that
Childress must be prepared to offer
good inducements in order to get the
approval of Col. Harvey. The "Trail"
will l>e of great benefit to Childress
and The Index predicts that the Chil-
dress people will be successful in their
efforts. Childress is a live town and
always makes good when she starts in
PANCAKE SELLS TO BARKLEY.
P. A. Panake has sold his interest
in the Pancake & Barkley grocery store
to his partner, R. W. Barkley, the
deal being made last Saturday. Mr.
Barkley will continue the business at
the old stand, and as he has had an
active interest in the business he will
conduct on lines as heretofore. Mr.
Pancake has not decided what he will
do, but as his health has not been the
best for some time he will take a rest
during the winter. He statw that he
has no intention of leaving this city.
The Friday offering at LaGrande
Theatre will be Lillian Gish in "Inno-
cent Magdalene." This is a story of
the mischief wrought, by slanderous
tongues in a small town. The story
is typical Southern and will be appre-
ciated by all who go to it.
The Childress party won fame at the
National Swine Show held at Omaha,
Nebraska, last week.
The party was composed of Herman
Alexander, Ernest and Earl Lewis, R.
O. McFarland and J. A. Schofield.
The Childress delegation was larg-
er than all others from Texas and
they were at the National Show to buy
the best there was in swine.
Lewis Brothers began buying early
and purchased eight head. The swine
were purchased before judging and to
them fell the following prizes: First
prize boar, first junior yearling sow,
sixth place junior yearling sow, sec-
ond junior sow pig. They purchased
four fall sows. With exception of the
lajter four all others were purchased
from different breeders. These hogs
are of the Poland China breed.
Lewis Brothers paid $800 for the
first prize boar and were offered $750
to leave him there but refused the
offer. They were then asked to name a
price anil they said that $1000 would
not keep the boar from coming to
R. O. McFarling purchased two two-
year-old sows of the Poland China
breed. They won first and second
prizes in their class. These sows are
great and will give a boost to the Mc-
Herman Alexander was interested
in the Duroc breed and purchased a
junior yearling boar out of the grand
champion sow. He is a fine individ-
ual and will bring honors to the Fair-
Mr. Shofield has not purchased as
yet. He is looking after some fine
Durham cattle for the Grassey Creek
Farm, owned by Will P.Jones. He may
purchase some hogs before returning.
The swine purchased by Lewis
Brothers has been entered at the Dal-
las Fair and will be exhibited there
before being brought to Childress. Mr.
Alexander's boar is now in Dallas and
will arrive here in a few days.
Lewis Brothers stated that the Chil-
dress party got several write-ups in
the Omaha newspapers and in the
swine journals there would be consid-
erable publicity devoted to nwtne pur-
chased. The Northern breeders tried
to keep this stuff from going to Texas
but they realized that the Childress
party was there with plenty of capital
and were aware that the Childress
breeders could judge swine.
The weather for the past few days
has been a trifle cool.
ANOTHER BIG BOOST.
\V. M. McFadden, secretary of the
National Poland China Association,
informed some of the Childress visitors
at the National Swine Show, which
was held at Omaha last week, that he
would be pleased to visit the Childress
County Fair next year and judge in the
hog department. This will be quite
an honor for the Childress fair as Mr.
McFadden is said to be the best judge
of hogs in America. He will give [
Childress and Childress county some
advertising that money could hardly!
TRAIN KILLS A BABY.
Sunday afternoon's passenger train,
in charge of Conductor George Clark,
struck a baby three miles east of Cjua-
nah and killed it. The child was sit-
ting on the crossing and was not seen
until the engine was within a few feet
from it. Death was instantly, al-
though the body was not mangled or
Young man, do you
know that your em-
ployer will take a per-
sonal interest in you
when he learns that
you are saving some
of your pay?
Start a Saving Account
and you'll soon be
getting ahead in the
world. Money means
opportunity for you.
The City National
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