The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, August 21, 1942 Page: 3 of 10
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sap who was out there
However, I didn't think
ng back over a quarter
century of news-gathering:
j jjiost exciting adventure
e wafl the time that I went
with the. police in response
"call of burglars in a house,
rwhen we rolled up and got
of the car, the burglar opened
' j Was thin then knyway ana
nped behind a telephone pole
of the two officers and told
hunt another pole, and
jilt up so tha,t there was
inches of the telephone pole
side of me.
"maybe it was the time that
was tf similar call and ex-
folks told us that the bur-
was still in the house. There
three ways that he could
>ut. So the officers stationed
_ ied—near one of the •
L, telling' me to stand in plain
'out under—the- arc.light and
burglar, seeing that someone
guarding that way, would
a break for it at one of the
er exits and they would nat)
And that's what he tried, and
of the officers captured him.
just suppose he had decided
lafcoot his wqy out past that
)R. JIM J. ROBERTS
ated downstairs in Hen-
Bldg.*, two doors west
|of Nickson Drug Store.
iffice Ph. H — Res. Ph. 21
Like the" time I joined in the
pursuit 'of the Santa Claus ban-
dits after they had held up the
bank at Cisco. An officer, in tak-
ing a riot gut* out of. a car, ~was
careless and the. weapon waa<_dis-
charged and the leaden . pellet^
pattered in the lease's just ~ over
my head. It was an hour later
that I realized how close a call
that was—and I had a chill.
*| But for sustained, nervewreck-
ing^tension, give me—or rather,
don't give me again—a visit to
"the port of missing automobiles",
The assignment, sounded aimple
enough: A gang was stealing cars
from- the city where I lived. The
thieved ran the autos across the
£tate line- to" a small, county-seat
town and there they chiseled out
the engine numbers, switched sev-
eral parts around and sold the
autompbiles to purchasers who
were not too particular.
The -editor told me to run down
to thi? town and get the story.
Light-heartedly, I alighted from
the train and called on the mayor,
who greeted me cordially enough
until he Jearned that I was a news
papernjan and what my mission
was. jflP looked around in alarm
"Get out of here before they i
see me talking- to you—it would
be ae much asmy life is worth.
You can rather imagine that
subdued m£ in a hurry.
Still I wanted to get the story.
So I called on the county' attor-
ney. He refused to discuss mat-
ters with"me at all. Then I drift-
ed, around the town, casual-like,
talking about this and that* and
doing some looking for myself
and piecing together the informa-
tion as best I could. •
Finally, a couple of grim^tipjMiJ.
j men came up and started . doing
-some "questioning themselves.
"Ain't' you a newspaperman
j from the city?" one ;asked.
When J said that was triie, he
demanded, "What are you' doing
"I'm thinking about buying thj
of KNOWLEDGE ^
A MODFRrt DE-S-TRoyeR. COSTS ABOUT £ 7 SOO. OOO
(Keep Buy INS thosb wAr STAMPS AND BONDS)
CAN NOW BE
MEANS OF AN
/OOO FftT IN
fwe AMERICAN pyE INDUSTRy
has perfectep the eye? used
IN U6HT-KHAKI SU/KMER UNIFORMS
OF -SERVICE MEN SO THAT THEy
KIO L0W6ER LOOK. WASHED-OUT
AS THEy PIP IN WORLP WAR l
INDICATES THE CONDITION
OR RIPENESS OF ANy
FRUIT WITHOUT PENETRATIN6
Mrs. Odie Karr and son, Carter
Edmond, AWilene, were week-
end guests of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. S. M. Carter. Three
of her children, Robert Stanley,
Carolyn and Edith, who spent last
week with their grandparents, ac-
companied her homfe.
Fabian <Lemley was inducted
into the Air Corps at Kelly Field
on Wednesday of last week.
Mr., and Mrs. Clifton Driver and
sons, Dwane, Don and Dais, Lev-
elland, are spending the week
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Driver and Mr. and £Hrs. A.
Vera Ann, little daughter of Mr
and Mrs. Tom Jackson, sustained
a broken, arm when she fell off
her bicycle last week.
Dr. J. L. Adams has bought the
Wooldcidge house adjoining' the j
Adams IroiMBTOtt'TWrtf street'.,
Miss Ayleen Reed spent
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Swanda and
children are visiting in Oklahoma
Mrs. W. H. Hodges and Mrs.
Fred Jones of Grandview are vis-
iting their niece,
Mrs.'c. D. Smith
Lawrence Jr. and Billy Charles
Simmons^ _o£ Houston are spend-
ing the week with their grandpa-
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Wal-
lace of McAdoo.
The Johnston Hotel has added
a room to the second story over
the porch of the front entrance.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Flemlns
spent several days vacation in
Amarillo this week with her pa-
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Caple.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Carter, Mr.
and Mrs. L. B. Parkhill aire spend-
ing a week's vacation and fishing
at Red River, New Mexico.
Throw Your Scrap Into the Fight:
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Anstead left
Tuesday for a week's vacation in
Amarillo, and the mountains of
Miss Odessa Smith visited
sister in Seagraves Sunday.
It's fun to eat away
from home — a wel-
come relief from the-
dishes arid meal plan-
ning — a delightful
change of menu. And
the place to go is the
FOR SUMMER COOLNESS
For Summer Coolness, Be Sure Your Clothes
Have That Fresh, Clean Look. We Do Expert,
Cleaning and Pressing.
Fred's Tailor Shop
papery here," I replied.
This didn't seem to satisfy
them but they walked off, cast-
ing scowls-back over their shoul-
| ders at me.
Just to make my explanation
| true, I did buy the paper or,at
! least I "went to the newspaper of-
fice and bought one copy for a
j nickie. It was three hours till the
i train back to the city would ar-
rive — and they wefc the longest
three hours I ever spent.
I P. S..—-I did write the story and
the ring was busted up.
You ought to try newspaper re-
porting—never a dull imoment.
— .[ '—-o- ^ r-
In spTEV~6f the fact that 30,000
deer are killed annually in Texas,
the1 number of deer in the staFT
is reported to be increasing.
"Victory lunches" that follow
food-for-freedom diet rules are
now being served to war workers
in the cafeterias of one large com
pany. For 30 cents, workers can
get meals consisting of a liberal
helpifrg^of meat, fish or eggs; ve-
getables; whole wheat'or enrich-
ed bread; butter, and milk or a
|n itonuch fu ■••ma to rautin jou,
"I jot mi kardly uka • d*«p brMth, try
MITT> FIVl c*rmln*tlT« to v«nn
[Moth* th« itomaeh kad «zp#l |m, and
"1 UutiTM for fontU, quick botral
hit roai-Drtu Store.
A D L E R I K A
C. NICKSON DRUG CO.
During the last few years, the
muskrat has taken the place „,of
the opposum as Texas' leadS^;
FILES OF AUGUST 15, 1912
The special; train that will ar-
rive from Chicago next Thursday
will mark the event of much land
selling and many new settlers.,
The Crosby ton-South Plains Rail-
road is promoting the project and
in connection with the Live Stock
Company mtach land will be sold
to actual settlers.
John McBermett brought in a
sample of the broom.corn and mil-
let Chat is being grown on his
place northwest of town and it is
certainly fine. Ewing Lawson is
working the MeDermett farm
this year and he has as good a
crop as can Ibe found in the coun-
try. The broom corn is extra good
and the millet is the best'we have
had the pleasure to see.
'Em Firing — With Junk!
• O— r-y—
Our Job Isto. Save
% Ivory Pay Day
llth i; rtnrrff" ■ it4
BesirJe? the values you will always find here, you may rest assur-
ed that you can get what you want, and when you want it.
—SPECIALS FpR SATI RIMY—
We.Solicit Your Vote For
Of the relatively large variety
of snakes in Texas, onjty four are
poisonous: the rattle snake, the
mocc&sin, the "Copperhead and cor-
OVERHAUL YOUR BINDER
Keep your binder in good condition. You need it
now andv^ill needit again. Bring it to us. Our
expert mechanics will give you a good job.
J.0 FORD IMPLEMENT COMPANY
AT M. AND L. GROCERY
—where you will find economically low prices.
See our speeials for this week-end ,— they will
your food budget low and your menu ap-
petizing and varied., ,
« Good Fresh and.Cured
Meats At AH Times!
►F AUGUS^ 13, 1920
e Blue Birds
s sewing club was en-
id Ryby Carter. -After
the usuall needle wbrk a contest
j was enjoyed, the prize going to
Ouida Smith. Games were played
outdoors, also.—Dainty refresh-
ments v^ere served. Following
were girls at this meeting of the
club: Ruyi Smith, Opal Carter,
Anola Ballowe, Lucile McDaniel,
| Ernestine Buck, Ouida Smith, Al-
I erifcjyieDaniel, Ruby Carter, Thel-
ma. Shell, Willie Mae Ezell, and
i-Effie Smith. The, Blue Bird's will
meet at the home of Wiilie Mae
Ezell next Wednesday- afternoon
at 4 o'clock.
J. T. Parker frojji near McAdoo
has been hauling outnumber this
week^f^r a new residence on his
place, fie made a good wheat crop
and skid he could not think of a
better way to blow in his money.
:s OF AUGUST 14, 1981 '
Hertry Moore told the editor one
day last week: that it was going
to rqlin before Friday of this
week. At times just any of us
can make a good guess. Buf we
must hand it to Henry, for he has
some ideas about the weather that
others of us do not have, and as
long as he can guess as good aa
in this instance, we will be" watch-
ing for further announcements
from the local weather wizzard.
Charles B. Parker from north
of town, was exhibiting sofrvg"
fine grapes on Tuesday that he
has grown oflrtHs place. He left a<
fUie chance of white- grapes at the
Review office. He has both write
and black grapes and they are
exceptionally fine thjs-year.. He
laid, his vines wOUld likely pro-
duce 25 bushels this season. Be-
sides his grapes Parker has caa>
ned 100 cans of corn and 125 cans,
of blackeyed peas and beans thtr
W. L. Hudson, from down un-
der the cap iii the Kalgary com-
mlinity, was in Crosby ton one day
last week and stated that he had
the best all-round crop he has
had,since coming to this country
In 1923/ Watermelons are coming
on too, lis said. "
FOR COUNTY JUDGE
Saturday, August 22nd
J. M. Rankin Is Qualified:
—For Judge of the Juvenile Court
His extended study of child psycholo-
gy, his many years of experience in
leading and training youth, and his
*«tCrtp'ong «fljivictions of right qualify him
to render a high service of guidance and
correction to the young people who
might come before the Juvenile Court.
—To Assist the Commissioners Court
His being a substantial tax-payer,
his successful handling of his personal
business, and his determination to serve
will make his assistance to the Commis-
sioners Court very valuable. V
—For Judge of the County Court
His continued studies which have
earned him two college degrees and giv-
en him the ability to make correct in-
terpretations of the most difficult liter-
ature qualify him to understand and ap-
ply the law for its full value in all cases.
—For Citizenship • .
His distinguished service to the com-
munities he has lived in as a profes-
. sional man, and the promotions ne
" earned from year to year,, assure uo
that he will serve Crosby 6ounty as
Judge with ctedlt to himself and-honor
to all the people of the County.
J. M. RANKIN
j. M. Rankin Is Worthy:
—In Character and Reputation
His residence in Crosby County and
his active participation in public affairs
here from early youth to middle age
with no charge ever brought of wrong-
doing are sufficient evidence of his ster-
—IA Achievement ' ._
His education, acquired without fi-
n$ncial aid except for money earned at
day labor in the summer and janitor
work at college,in the winter, is proof
of his ambition and of the thrift that
is so much needed in the administra-
tion of the business of the County. : _
His'voluntary giving of himself, as a "
soldier in the first World War, and the'
distinction of his service *which won
him a citation for "Gallantry in Action"
from Major General Summerall, and
-the Silver Star Medal which accompan-^
ies such citations, is proof that he is
willing to serve in any way he can to
keep safe, the institution" n< ,!IW> .T ill W'l
ty. Hi -Lwililtf4*ve jeais of unselfish
service in civil life makes us feel more
than justified in recommending him to,
the pebple of Crosby County for the of-
fice he now seeks.
j f p
He Has Fought For Our Country; Led and Inspired Us and Our Children In Our Schools; and Help-
ed In Every Way To Advance The Social and Moral Progress of the Community.
This Political Advertisement Prepared, Pu6lished and Paid For By
• ..._j " '"v" , ,
A Committee of One Hundred
CROSBY COUNTY FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS. AND FORMER PUPILS.
Who Know Him — And Trust Him! .
CT*ir ' - m
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Curry, W. M. The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, August 21, 1942, newspaper, August 21, 1942; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243286/m1/3/: accessed February 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Crosby County Public Library.