The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, May 29, 1936 Page: 1 of 8

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Chief Williams of
Fireman's School
Instructs Firemen

Xx>cal Department Is Given
Many New Methods Of
^ Fire Fighting Which Will
Be Of Benefit
(Thin? Frank Williams, for 28 years
a fireman, and at present field re-
I presentative for the Fireman's Train-
ing School at College Station, visit-
ed in Crosbyton Wednesday with the
' Crosbyton Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. Besides members of the de-
partment, City Commissioners F. M.
Dunn and Ed Wren were present at
the meeting held Wednesday evening
purpose of the visit of Chief Wil-
liams was to demonstrate arid lecture
to the local department on the latest
methods of fire fighting, to correct
any mistakes the department might
be making in fire fighting find in the
care and use of equipment. He was
in Lubbock Tuesday night, and went
from Crosbyton to Spur Thursday,
after spending the night here.
Among the things demonstrated
by Chief Williams which were es-
pecially helpful to the local depart-
ment, were new methods of racking
and draining hose, getting additional
hose to the scene of the fire after the
line is loaded, small tools which can
be made at home, care of equipment,
and many other things of interest.
Members of the department had
cleaned up all equipment and the
Seagraves pumper had been repaint-
ed in lieu of Chief Williams visit.
Refreshments were served follow-
ing the close of Chief Williams lec-
Statement of Position on Leading
State Issues Made by Crede J. Rhea
Sale To Continue Through
Next Week
Roberts Drug SjtoYe will Aave their
formal opening Saturday in the re-
modelled building on the v.est side of
the square.
The opening will feature special
prices on many items, Mr. Roberts,
the manager, said. He stated that the
new arrangements were much better
than the old as it gave more room
I am not making the race with the
thought of any new and untried
schemes, or of the merits of any pro-
posed new legislation. I am of the
opinion that we now have more laws
on the statutes than we are able
to enforce. I am in favor of making
many of our present laws more prao
tical and amended to fit present con-
ditions, and when elected it shall be
my pleasure to work to this end.
Poll Tax Should be Amended
I do not believe in the Poll Tax as
a qualification for the exercise of the
ballot is consistent with our ideals ot
Democracy or conform to our belief
in universal suffrage. Should you
send me to Austin, I shall introduce
or champion a bill to abolish the poll
taxr which I believe to be undemo-
cratic and at variance with our con-
cepts of the rights of a free citizen
This District Should Be Divided
One of the unfair things inherent
in our State Government is the small
representation of West Texas and is
a continuance of conditions from
when we had a very limited popula
tion. As matters now stand, the 119th
District should have three Vepresen-
tatives. I shall work for the cause of
West Texas in the matter of increas-
ed representation.
The Sales Tax
In as much as the only means so
far provided for meeting the demands
incurred by reason of the adoption
of the Old Age Pension Amendment
and'subsequent legislation thereon
is by the revenues derived from the
sale of liquors and which are prov-
ing inadequate; it is reasonable to weather allows them to stay in the
suppose that the question of a Salea.^,^ ^ nt 3eason ia%nouga
To v tirill rvi n f a fV*n fnroffAnf oorhf
Tax will come to the forefront early
during the session of the next legis-
Should a sales tax be adopted to
increase our revenues, it should be an
equitable measure and designed*, so
that ita^buedfifl wm be borne more
by the luxuries than u!50TrtRe-ftee^-
pities of life. Thi^ tax, should it be
adopted, wil^ in_its. final analysis be
paid by the consumer. This, question
should be entrusted to those who
have had experience in business, in
the distribution of merchandise, an. I
in dealing with the public. It is a
resource of revenue that should not
be abused. I feel with my long years
as a retailer that should t'.r; ques-
tion come up, I would be able to of-
Farmers Busy in
Fields Following
Rains Past, Week
lotal of 1.76 Fails Here In
Past Week; Few Sections
Need More Moisture But
All Have Enough to Plant
Good seasonal rains visited this
county last Saturday and Sunday,
followed by lighter showers through
the firsf of the week, measuring
1.76 ,in. at Crosbyton. The rain was
lighter on the East Plains south of
rne highway, where it was said that
only half an inch fell. Other parts of
the county received good rains.
Southwest of the city the fall was
heavier, farmers reporting from two
to two and 1-2 inches there.. Fairly
good rains had visited that section
prior to the Saturady rains.
Farmers are beginning to finish up
their planting as the ground becomes
dry enough to get into the fields. Coi\
siderable cotton and feed had been
planted prior to the rains this week,
and much of this wis up to a good
stand. No disturbance of any kind
accompanied the rains this week, the
rain coming slow and soaking into
the ground.
Planting is expected to be com-
pleted the first week in June if the
to insure .exeryone getting their crops
up, most'farmers state.
Wheat was also benefitted to some
extent from the rains, many report-
ing that will make from two to three
bushels more per acre because of the
Had Been III for About Two
Two Weeks; Funeral
Is Held Tuesday
Clinton Paudler, 12, son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. O. Paudler, died at the
Lubbock Sanitarium Monday morn-
ing, May 25, following a two-weeks
siege of lung hemorrhages. Funeral
services were held at the First Meth-
odist church in this city Tuesday af-
ternoon at 3:00 o'clock, with Rev. E.
H. Crandall officiating. Burial was
made in the Crosbyton cemetery with
Rix Funeral Home, Lubnock. in
Of Clinton, Rev. Crandall said in
"He professed faith, in Christ and
united with the- Methodist church in
Crosbyton March 24, 1935. It was not
any hard matterfor Clinton to make
his decision , fox the Lord and His
Church, having had good Christian
training in the home and in the
Church School.
"Though he was only quite young,
yet his disposition in the home, in
the school, or at play, won to him-
self friends. Many of the older group
were glad to be county among the
list of his personal friends "
Clinton is survived by his pa rents
and sister, Aurelia Faye; grand pa-
rents, A. P. Garth of Lewis/.iie, Tex-
as, and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Paudler
of La Crosse, Wis.
Out-of-town relatives and friends
attending the funeral were. A. P.
Garth, A. M. Garth, F. P. Garth, and
H. T. Garth and wife, of Dallas, 3.
J. Garth and daughter, a.inie Lou,
Sudan; Mr. and Mrs. L. D Oclisrier,
Shallowater, and Mr. and Mrs. Thom-
as Starch, Ralls.
The pallbearers were classmates
of Clinton.
Trades Day To
Be Held in City
Monday, June 1
Plans Are Being Made
Beginning of Rodeo
First Monday Event
July, Officials State
and better conveniences in every way. ( fer some practical suggestions and
The interior of the building has been
painted white throughout.
First Speaking Date To Be
At Wake School
The county candidates will open
their campaign on Monday night,
June 1, at Wake. 011 the East Plains
The week's schedule is as follows:
Wake, Monday night, June 1; League
Four, Wednesday night, June 3; and
Mt. Blanco, Friday night, June 5.
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Another Enrollment For
C. C. Camps To Be Held
In July; Quoto Not Set
•--—Tentative plans are being mad3
for a CCC enrollment some time in
Jf'y. A; W. Long, administrator, o'
PJainview, announced last week. Al-
though no definite information is a-
vailable as to the quoto for counties,
Preliminary work is being started.
Enrollment will be through the Tex-
as Relief Commission, and case wor-
kers of each county.
Rules governing eligibility are the
fame as during April and May, in
Mef as follows:
„ between the ages of 17 and
inclusive, single, unemployed and
r°m families now receiving assist-
ance from the Texas Relief Commis-
si Works Progress Administration,
;• rj^ttlement Administration, or the
Welfare organiatlons. Only
• toy from each family will be al-
ETJt0 8erve at a time. If applicant
had previous CCC service he
ch« *lave 1181(1 an honorable dis-
narge and must have served at least
^vmonth8- unleaa it was prior, to
J0l*r 21, 1933, and just have been
: ***£& .at leaat 60 days. ""
M**os; are likely to be set ac-
urmis^ t° t^e number of completed
HmS:l0nB on hand 11 18 deflirable
Mon th08e interested make applica-
saia " 80011 M Possible, Mr. Long
also to detect any discrii a'.nation
that might be inserted. I believe that
I would be able to serve you well in
the matter of helping to write a fair
Sales Tax Law, should it become evi-
dent that such a course will be adapt-
I am not an advocate of the .sales
tax, but it nas been adopted by ad-
joining states and the demand here
is such that it will no doubt be one of
the leading questions in the next le->
gislative session.. There are other
ways of raising revenue which I
would prefer.
We are all aware of the fact that
the Agricultural interests have lone
been neglected. That the farmer is
usually compelled to take what is left
over and has not been given his right-
ful dues on legislative matters. I fa-
vor more legislation looking to his in-
terest. I also favor a full and com-
plete co-operation by the State and
Federal Government.
Old Age Pensions
Without further explanation I will
say that I am in favor of a pension
which will protect our aged fathers
In January I made by formal- an-
nouncement for the office of Coun-
ty Judge of Crosby County. I am
row taking this opportunity to make
a statement to the people, and ask
their support.
I am a native Texan, and have liv-
ed in Crosby County for the past,
j eleven years. My life before you has
'been an open book. In my law prac-
I tice I have always tried to demean
Scout officials of the Eastern ais- i roysslf fairly and at the same time
trict of the South Plains Council met P've mY clients the best service pos-
at Ralls Monday night and elected s''3ie- When people have employed me
officers for the year, Charlie Brock * have given them the best I had. In
Hugh Nation and R.
Nowlin To Serve Oil
District Board
Monday, June 1, will be Crosby
ton's monthly Trades Day, and a
large crowd is expected to be here
for the occasion.
Cash prizes are to be awarded to
winners of contests to be staged at
10:30 in the morning and at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon. Twenty-five dollars
is to be awarded at both morning
and afternoon sessions.
Plans were at first made for a ro-
deo to- be staged on this day, but
the rains of the past week have kept
farmers and sto&kmen too busy to
round up the horses necessary for
such an event. However, j a rodeo is
the present plans of the Trades Day
Association for the July event.
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Right-of-Way For Road To
North Of the City Nearly
Completed; Work Divided
Into Four Projects
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Hardsurfacing of the road from
Crosbyton north to the Floyd county
line, and south a distance of -seven
miles from this city, is to be accom-
plished through WPA projects that
have been approved during the past
week, according to C. J. Wren, com-
missioner for Precinct 2. Approxi-
mately $90,000 has been allowed for
the completion of this work.
Mr. Wren has been busy the past
several days securing the right-of-
way and has about .completed this
part of the work, he said Tuesday.
The road is to be 100 feet wide,
with an eight inch caliche base and
and a 3-inch crushed rock surface,
Mr. Wren stated. The 100-foot right-
of-way is state highway, specifica-
tions and is being secured in the e-
vent the road is ever designated as
a highway. '
Work will start on the pro-feet
just as soon as the East Plains road
job ip completed, which must be fin-
ished by July 1, Mr. Wren said. Total
of 140 men will be furnished work on
this project.
In all there are four projects in-
cluded in this road project, each Job
receiving an allocation averaging
$71,020 IN RESETTLE-
SPENT FOR TOOLS from $20,000 to $25,000 per project,
Farmers Of County Also To
Purchase Mules and
brother died
Mx mt?nd Mrs" *• B- Boren' who llve
to nTu mT& ot town, were called
of vl Thursday on the death
Boren-g brother, which occur-
*oeXt ThUr"day 8,1 automobile
bv* ?LWere ac<=ompanied to Belton
Artley to attend the fun,
took place Friday.
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Highway Department
Wants Wild Flowers
To Plant qn Highways
The State Highway Department is
asking citizens of Texas to cooperate
with that department in gathering
wild flower seed to plant along the
highways of Texas. The department
will plant the seed next fall. Wild
flowers begin coming with the first
spring weather making it necessary
to plant the seeds in the late fall.
Th Crosbyton Garden Club is ask-
ing Crosby county citizens to begin
to gather seeds now as many
now ripe, especially the be
purple lupine growing profusely
our North Canyon pastures. Boy
Scouts are being asked to assi'ti
this work. Farmers on the highway
and lateral roads may help by P1®"1"
ing seeds along their property on
the right-of-ways. Larkspur, P°PPy-
petunias will do well if planted in Oc-
toTJer along the roads.
Anyone who will help gather _ the
wild flower seed* pi®*8®
at the Review office Qr wfth Steo
master Charles Brock at the Texas
Utilities office, and they win
llvered to the proper authorities.
Only one new automobile has been
registered this week, a *ord, by R.
N. Irwin. m—,
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local Scoutmaster, said Wednesday
Those elected were: C. Sowell of
Ralls, district chairman; C. E. Criter
of Spur, vice-chairman; Hugh Na-
tion, Crosbyton, district committee-
man; Roy Abel of Lorenzo. H. H.
Nicholson of Ralls, and O. C. Thom-
as of Spur, neighborhood commis-
sioners; R. H. Nowlin of Crosbyton,
promotion chairman; "DT L. Grand-
berry of Spur and Ray McDearman
of Lorenzo, program Committee; L.
A. Wicks of Ralls, court of honoi1
Troops in the two-county district,
Crosby and Dickens, are: Nos. 27
of Lorenzo; 32 of Crosbyton, 33 of
Ralls, 35 of Spur and 43 of Wake.
Checks For Farmers Are
Arriving Here Each Day
A few checks are coming in daily
at the County Agent's office, repre-
senting parity, first and second ren-
tal for 1934 and 1938.
The amount received on 1935 pari-
ty amounted to $990.87; first rental
$810.03; second rentals, $150.12; 1934
parity, $74.78; and second rental 1934
$131.68, making a total received since
last Wednesday of $2,157.48.

$85„750 Refinance Loans
Made To Crosby Farmers
Loans for refinancing purposes for
Crosby county, authorized by the
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
through February 28, have amounted
to $85,750, it has been announced by
H. P. Drought, state director of the
National Emergency Council for Tex-
as. Disbursements for this county
have aggregated $70,523, Drought
I takfe this means of letting you
know that I atft withdrawing from
the Sheriff's race. „
I am unable financially to make
the race. I am having to devote all
my time trying to make a living. I
want to thank each and every one of
you for any consideration you may
have given me In this.
Marriage licenses were issued dur-
ing the week to Gus F. White and
Miss Marie Price on May 19.
Rex Merriman and Misa Vivian
Brown, May 10. , ~
doing so I have fought hard, but with
out any personal feelings against any
one. If you elect me, I shall give to
the office every ounce of my energx
fairly and impartially, and without
any -discrimination against those who j
do not feel disposed to support me.
The office of county judge is one
of the most important in the county.
The duties of the county judge are
many, and quite variedrHe must pre-
side over the sessions of the Com-
missioners Court and advise them
with reference to the law. This hq
should do, fairly and impartially not
only to every citizen but to every
section of the county. It is his duty
tc preside at the trial of t criminal
cases in county court, and since the
new liquor law is now in effect the
trial of these cases which were for-
merly in the District Court will be
in the county court. This will neces-
sarily increase the amount of crimi-
nal trial work in the county court.
He must preside at the trial of all
civil cases in the county court, be-
tween parties, and hence a great res-
ponsibility rests upon the county
judge to see that these cases are
tried according to law in order that
the costs of litigation be reduced to
the minimum, both to the litigants
and to the county for jury service.
All probate cases come under the jur-
isdiction of the county court and the
county judge is the legal guardian of
the estates of all minors and other
incompetents. Necessarily the trial
of all these cases requires skill in the
application of the law, and I feel that
I can render efficient work in" the
trial of* all cases coming before me.
In the county court all juvenile cases
must be tried. I feel that my many
years of dealing with boys and girls
in the public schools, and my lifelong
study of the causes of ctfohej should
fit me to render a service to boys
pnd girls of Crosby county and thus
save them for good citizenship. Here
I make one promise, and that Is that
I shall always, day or nighV try to
save our boys and girls from the
beginnings of crime, keeping In mind,
that our youth are lmature and need
guidance, love and patience. At the
same time, It Shall be my aim to pro-
tect the property, and other rights
of the citizens. I believe from my
dealings with people, that the bes*
time to take care Of crime la before
It starts.
I Shall favor the strictest economy
in the handling of the county affairs,
ever keeping In mind that it is the
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Dealers are selling a million and a
half dollars worth of farm machinery
to Texas farmers who have received
loans this season from the Resettle-
ment Administration, according to in-
formation received from Crosby coun-
ty supervisor, Geo. Hulsey, who es-
timated that $71,020 of this is being
spent by 116 families who have re-
ceived loans in this county.
"A still larger amount is being
spent for horses and mules," Mr.
Hulsey said. In Texas as a whole, it
is estimated that 20,000 mules are
being bought, and 5,000 horses, and
mares, at an average of if &5 ai head,
which means a total of $2,125,000 be-
ing paid out to producers and trad-
ers in work animals." In this county
he said 32 Imules, 91 horses and 61
snares have been bought, or will be
Plans Going Forward for
Plains-Panhandle Sing-
ing Conv ention June 20-21
The Plains-Panhandle singing con
vention will be held in Lubbock June
20 and 21, announcements wiere made
this week. The official opening will
be at 2:00 o'clock Saturday after
Singers from all over the country
are urged to be present as this is ex-
pected to be the banner session of
the organization in honor of the Tex-
as Centennial celebration.
Old Fashioned Camp
Meeting To Be Held at
Estacado August l-9th
Beginning August 1, and lasting
through the 9th, an old-fashioned
camp-meeting will be held at Estaca-
do. This meeting is sponsored by the
four Methodist churches' of Rev. R.
D. Moore's charge: Farmer, Becton,
Liberty, and Estacado.
All denominations are cordially in-
vited to come and take part in a
great spiritual revival, the committee
on publicity announced this week.
Further announcements will be made
as to singers, lay leaders, and preach-
ers, the announcement stated.
Twin girls were born Wednesday
night to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pipkin in
Saint Vincent's Hospital, Santa Fe,
New Mexico. One baby weighed four
pounds and 11 ounces, and the other
four pounds and 15 ounces. Mr. and
Mrs. Pipkin were enroute for a va-
cation trip to Colorado. Mr. Pipkin
and another daughter, Billye Nell,
returned home Saturday night and
went on to Matador Sunday where
Billie Nell will stay with an aunt and
her grandparents until her mother
and sisters are able to bftJlgme.
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Mr .and Mrs. J. A. McCoy and
children went to Brownfleld Monday
to be at the bedside of an aunt of
Mrs. McCoy's who is very ill.
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Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harden of Gra-
dy, New Mexico, Isam Harden and
wife of Lubbock, Conda Starrett and
family of Pansy. Lynn Weatbrook of
Farwell, Texas, spont the week-end Edgar Coffey of Lubl:
with their father and mother, Mr. guest Sunday of his ail
and Mrs. W. C. Harden. George Strange
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Clinton^Formby of McAdoo and
Buster McDuff of Big Pour are vis-
iting their grandmother, Mrs. L. J.
ElSby, this week. 1- ~
Boys Are Cited For Out-
stading Work In 4-H
Club Projects
Three Crosby county 4-H club beys
have been designated as Gold Star
Club boys for the state, according to
recent information received from L.
L. Johnson, state 4-H Club boy's a-
gent, to County Agent Ralph Howe.
The three Crosby boys who have
received the distinction of the Gold
Star reward in 4-H club work are:
Durwood Simpson, of Lorenzo, who.
made an outstanding -jeeord on Wfc, ,
baby beef proje<?t;"
Owens, who was outstanding on his '
project with milo;. and R. L. Tally,
of Ralls, whor won recognition be-
cause of his outstanding with with
Each year the Extension Service
selects 100 outstanding 4-H club boys
in the State of Texas who are desig-
nated as Gold Star 4-H Club boys
for the state, and each year at the
Farmers' Short Course held in July
at College Station, the Gold Star
boys of the state are given special
recognition. Mr. Howe stated that
he was hopeful that the boys would
be able to attend the ''state" meeting -—
this year where they will receive the
special recognition for their work. v
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G. E. Huddleston, Crosby connty
Democratic chairman, attended the
State Democratic convention at San
Antonio this week. The convention re
affirmed its allegiance to President
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vice-Pres-
ident John N. Garner.
The Texas delegation to the -
tional convention was unanimously
instructed to cast their 46 votes at ;
Philadelphia as a unit for the renom-
ination for the president and vice-<
president. ^
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Geo. E. Mayes said that the Cros-
by county tax survey was resumed
today, after a two months let up in
the work. The work will give em-
ployment to ten.
Little Miss Gloria Jane ReesL via-
ited her aunt, Mrs. Geo. Strange on
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Olen Littlefield, Ira Benton, Ru -
sell McCurdy, Jim Williams, Albert
Lieske, and Marvin Greer were doing
Federal Court service at Lubbock on
Monday as witnesses. —™ -
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_jDr. J. T. Krueger, of the Lubbock
Sanitarfuihr-saUed on May 27, from
New York, with the Interstate
graduate Medical Association of N.
A. tour. He will attend lectures at
clinics in England, Holland, Switz-
erland, Germany. Austria and France
before returning. He will also
a personal tour through Italy
will return to Lubbock about July :
Mrs G.

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