The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 1950 Page: 1 of 8
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"Without or with of-
fense to friends or foes
Wo sketch your world
exactly as It goes."—
Trends has diligently read the
orecasts for 1950" this week,
epared by the nation's leading
onomists, scientists, editors, edu-
tors, witch doctors and fortune
llers. What we have learned has
n quite enlightening, and we
itend to base all our decisions
is year on what these men of
ters have to say.
We learn, for instance, that the
tional income will be t^ie great-
t in history, but farmers, wage
rners and business men will
ke less money. There will be
wars, but a lot of people will
fighting each other. There will
fewer strikes, but union labor
11 make less money because of
ikes. "Federal taxes will be re-
ced and expenditures curtailed^
the other hand, the federal
vernment will spend more mon-
and taxes will have to be in-
ased. Business will continue to
good, although the public will
ve less money to. spend.
Which all adds up to the fact
,t you and I can predict the fu-
e just about as well as the ex-
rts. Half of them are bound to
right while the other half are
und to be wrong — and that
uld just about be our batting
erage, too. So our advice is —
ke your own decisions. If you
e wrong, you can't blame any-
dy but yourself.
COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 5th, 1950
Bank Deposits Expected To Pass
Thiee Million Dollar Mark Today
Burglars Get $50
In Break-In Of
No trace of persons who broke
into the office of Crosbyton Grain
Growers over the week-end had
been found by Wednesday Sheriff"iat the close of business lacked on-
| This week The Review is start-
9 g its 42nd year of publication.
| irst issue of the paper was pub-
■ ihed during the first week ot
H inuary of 1909, just six months
ii ter the town of Crosbyton was
J unded in June of 1908. It is now
1 rosbyton's oldest business insti-
rends has been y,our editor now
|r four years. During that time,
discovered after an idle mo-
|ent's calculation, we have writ-
a total of 1,421,649 words. We
ist agree with you that that is
Ibunch of words not to have said
Vhile on the subject of figures,
found that James Winter at
PMA office has gone to con-
perable trouble to answer the oft
aeated question of how many
<4ton seed are in the huge pile at
U lis. "The large stack contains
6 T, 186,898,640 seed," he said. "I
ally have missed the number a
• v." He hasn't got around to
a anting those in the smaller
jtycks yet. Incidentally, the large
holds approximately 12,000
Foy Addison reports. The „,bur-
glary took place between closing
time Saturday evening and the
opening of the office on Monday
Only about $50 in cash was se-
cured, Mr. W. ML Kunkel, mana-
ger, said this week. But a large
amount--of cheeks in the company
safe were missing.
The burglars gained entrance
by sawing a hole in the office door
similar to the method used in the
recent break-in of two grocery
stores here. The safe was knocked
open and badly damaged. Papers
were dug out of drawers and scat
tered over the office.
'orm time to time Trends has
Iblished figures in this column
lling your attention to the enor-
>us amount of spending by the
ieral government. Even though
jy may become boresome to you
intend to keep on calling them
your attention. There is defi-
tely a limit to the amount of
tes the people can pay and the
lount of debt our government
safely absorb. If and when
it limit is reached, we are very
It to follow the example of Eng-
ld and adopt socialism as the
3y way out. Our government is
;ady at the point where a dras-
drop in national income would
tely throw it into chaos.
Uln the early days, Federal
ending amounted to peanuts
mpared with modern standards,
iishington and Adams spent a
tie more than $34,000,000. Lin-
In had a war on his hands, y^t
budgets totaled only $3,252,-
,000. There after, the expenses
nt down again. McKinley, for
tance, spent just over $2,000,-
The first really big budget
jme with the first world war and
p Wilson Administration—near-
$47,000,000,000. Again expenses
opped, with Coolidge and Hoov-
together spending around $34,-
0,000,000. Then came the de-
ession. During his first 8 years
office President Roosevelt's ad-
nistration cost some $67,500,-
0,000. The grand total for all
Presidents through 1940 was
79,620,000,000. And that total,
must be remembered, covers
•re than 150 years of our his-
Let's forget about the World
ar II years—1941-45. But from
e starting of the 1946 fiscal year
the end of September 1949,
esident Truman's administra-
>n has spent over $191,000,000,-
Thafs nearly $12,000,000,000
ajor cause of this spending, al-
ough he has become the symbol,
e, as American citizens, must
ke the biggest share of the
ame. Our representatives are
>ing only what we have asked
lem to do. But unless the spend-
spree is ended, and quickly,
'e may wake up some morning to
nd ourselves livlng,under a new
('pe of government—socialism.
New Car Tags
Go On Sale Here
On February 1
New 1950 car license tags will
go on sale in Texas on February
1, Roy Karr, tax assessor-collec-
tor, said Wednesday. Although
the tags have not yet been receiv-
ed here, Mr. Karr expects them
within the next week.
Tags may be placed on vehicles
immediately after they are pur-
chased, and must be on all car?
by April 1, he said.
Texas tags for 1950 will have
a biack background with, gold
numerals, and will be the same
size as the 1949 ta«s w«v'
Crosby county will receive 2600
passenger car licenses, running
from AV5500 to AV8099; 450
commercial truck tags, from
MD650 to MD1099, and 650 farm
truck tags, from RC4200 to RC-
The county has issued 2630 pas-
senger car licenses for 1949, Mr.
Karr said. Total income from li-
cense sales has passed the $50,000
mark, but accurate figures were
not yet available.
Mr. A. D. Smith, formerly of
Hale Center, has purchased the
Campbell Grocery on the east
side of the square, according lo
announcement this week.
Considerable improvements are
being made in the business; the
cream room has been moved out,
the walls are being painted and
more shelving is being added. Mr.
Smith plans his formal opening,
date when the improvements are
He formerly operated the Wes-
tern Food Market at Hale Center,
and has been in the grocery bus-
iness most of his life. Mrs. Smith
and their daughter will assist in
the business. —-—
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Campbell
have moved their laundry, which
was also in the same building, to
the old Crosbyton Review building
east of the court house.
Deposits at the Citizens Nation-
al Bank were expected to reach
$3,000,000 today, Thursday, ac-
cording to Jack Beeson, cashier.
The total at the bank Wednesday
ly $9,000 reaching the three mil-
lion figure, he said. This will be
the first time in history for local
deposits to hit this mark.
The deposits, as shown in the
statement of the bank Dec. 31,
1949, were $2,773,762.88, and they
have been gradually growing since
that trine. They will continue to
increase, Mr. Beeson thinks, un-
til checks covering income tax
payments begin to arrive back at
Present deposits are nearly a
million dollars higher than th-j
Nov.. 1, 1949, statement.
Other figures on the Dec. 31 re-
port show that loans have dropped
from $666,713.03 on Nov. 1 to
$424,792.27 on Dec. 31, a two-
months period. Surplus remains
the same at $28,000, but undivided
profits climbed from $85,777.51 on
Nov. 1 to $90,694.17 on Dec. 31.
A total of $699,137.62 is invested
in CCC cotton and grain loans;
bonds and securities are listed at
$787,485.00; bills and exchange at
$86,361.99. and cash and exchange
Mrs. Mary Kirk is spending a
week in Ralls with her daughter,
Mrs. Clay Campbell, who is ill.
Low Of 7 Degrees
Crosbyton, along with most of
the rest of Texas, woke up to the
coldest day* of the season Wed-
nesday. The official reading here
was seven degrees.
Colder weather forecast for this
morning. Thursday, did |fiof-mat-
erialize. The mercury climbed up
three degrees lor a low of, 10.
Late Tuesday afternoon, when
the storm first hit the county,
a drop of 22 degrees in 12 min-
utes was recorded here.
No moisture has accompanied
the cold spell.
Soiled Sheets, Blankets,
Taken In Burglary of
Crosbyton Clinic Hospital
Burglars in Crosbyton think
up the strangest things to
make off with!
Tuesday night, sometime
between 11:15 p. m. and 6:00
a. m., someone entered the
Crosbyton Clinic hospital,
went into the basement and
somehow made off with sev-
eral bundles of soiled linens,
blankets and other articles.
Articles listed as-lost, were 60
sheets, 5 white trouser^, 1<>
night shirts, 24 pillow cases
and 4 army blankets.
The articles had been bun-
dled for the laundryman, who
was to pick them up Wednes-
AH doors at the hospital
were locked with the excep-
tion of the front door leading
into the lobby. Night nurses
and patients saw no one car-
rying the bundles away.
Puzzled officers admitted
they had no clues to this one.
At Dickens Monday night
burglars broke into^he school
office and made off with over
$400. At Roaring Springs the
same night they broke both
the knob and handle from a
safe at the school building,
but failed to get it open.
Campaign Chairmen Appointed For
Annual March of Dimes Drive
Although the active campaign
has not yet begun, everything was
just about in readiness this week
for the annual March of Dimes in
Crosby county^ ~
Although the county was ex-
tremely lucky in escaping this
year with only a few cases of the
dreaded polio, Texas had its worst
epidemic, and the national toll
was heavy. Heavy denotlons are
badly needed this year to insure
the proper care of Infantile cases
The campaign this year will
follow similar lines of former fl-
ore than all his 32 predecessors^ nance drives, Cary Lodal, cpunty
tjluding Roosevelt, spent except campaign chairman, has announc-
r the 1941-1945 war period. ed. Each tpwn will be left to de-
Presldent Truman ia not the vise its own plans for raising its
Robert Work is Crosbyton cam-
paign chairman; O. C. Thomas,
Ralls chairman, and C. P. Guess,
Lorenzo chairman. Vernon Doss
will be in charge of rural school
campaigns. 4' .
Olen Littlefleld is permanent
chairman of the Crosby County
chapter and Leslie Mitchell is the
DeSoto and Plymouth
Will Be\On Display At
Local Firm Next Week
Tuesday, "tjTan. 10, will be
formal showing date for the new
1950 DeSoto car,- J. L. McCrum-
men, of McCrummen Motor Com-
pany, announced this week.
This will be following by a se-
cond showing on Thursday, Jan.
12, when the 19ap Plymouth is to
be on display.
A general invitation to the citi
zens of Crosby tons to visit his
place of business on these dates
has been extended| by Mr. Mc-
"We're proud of tijese wonderful
new cars and we want everyone to
see them," he sald.'j ''We think the
Mn mm n ma fit A " tvinnf VtAHllf i^lll
flew cars are the most beautiful
we have ever displayed, and our
staff is ready to answer any ques
tion concerning the many
Keith White of Lubbock was
the week-end guest of Roy D.
CITY BARBER SHOP IS
PURCHASED BY ROBERTS
Announcement was madfc this
week of the purchase of the City
Barber Shop by Mr. Elvis Roberts.
The shop has been owned by Mr.
Griffin Odom, but has been man-
aged for the past three months by
Mr. Dee Collier.
Mr. Roberts plans to return to
the barber school at Lubbock, and
will complete the course in about
two months. He will then take
over management of the local
Following is the list of new
ana renewal subscriptions to the
Review during the past week:
"l> L. M. Rainwater
P. T. Findley
E. M. Perkins
T. W. Cottingham
V. R. Haltom
Henry E. Haltom
Roy W. Karr
, J. W. Bertram
J. W. Wood
E. L. Moore
Robert Ellis, Jr.
Mrs. B. F. Dawdy
L. D. Mason
L. C. Hickman
J. C. Smith, Jr.
R. C- Simpson
0. S. Harvey
B. G. McDuff
Mrs. L. J. Elsby
Otis Justus __
J. W. Jones
Mrs. J. O. McBride
Sgt. Linnie M. Freeman
C. L. Freeman
W. A. Scales
A. O. Glisson
Mrs. I. F. Hinkle
H. W. Ellison
♦A. C. Atchison
Paul Ely -\~
J. M. Edwards
J. W. Stout
C. L. Campbell
E. S. Ballard
N. K. Dupree
J. C. Reed
Mrs. Bob Ellis
Mrs. C. S. Humphries
J. R. McDuff
C. O. Roy
E. E. Claborn
. M. A. Ethridge
W. T. Dunn
L. E. Brixey
J. O. Houser
Mrs. Raymond Boren
Chas. B. Parker
C. A. McClure
J. P. Goins
A. D. Alston
C. T. Driver
R. E. Spurgin
Mrs. J. C. McNeill
G. B. Morris
C. W. Hare
1. B. Hinkle
C. I. Sieber
W. O. Matthews
Mrs. Arron Collier
Mrs. W. I. Blackwood
H, E. Reed
J. A. Parks
C. J. Skidmore
- Wlllard Richardson
Edna L. Fowler
John L. Parker
W. E. Crawford
R. R. Jones
W. C. McReynolds
Lillie Mae Parkhill
O. G. Seigler
R. E. Karr
W. W. Rusk
"" West Texas Gas Co.
Southwestern Public Service
W. E. Wren
Mrs. John Hamby
C. J. Wren
Rev. L. B. Smallwood
■ Jack Davis
R. D. Perry
D. E. Smith —
new ) Byron- Coward
T. A. Dunn
D. C. Luttrell
Theft Of Radio
The person or persons who took
a radio head set and transmitter
from the new Piper Clipper at
Paudler Airfiejjfd probably did not
know they were committing a fed-
eral offense, Jack Hash said Mon-
day. It is a federal offense to
tamper with or remove anything
from an airplane, he salcf
Mr. Hash said that he and Mr.
G. O. Paudler, owner of the field,
are giving the thief or thieves an
opportunity to return the radio
apparatus before the case is turn-
ed over to federal officers. If the
missing articles are not returned
in 10 days, however, a reward of
$50 will be offered for information
leading to the arrest «and con'vic-
tion of the guilty persons.
The radio equipment is of no
value to anyone, Mi;. Hash said,
except for use on another plane.
It is on a set frequency which
cannot be changed.
A business deal was completed
this week in which Richard Proc-_
tor and Ferrin Smith purchased
Modern Foods Grocery "and Mar-
ket from Clyde Nicholson and L.
H. Finch. The new owners took
over the business, located on the
north side of the square, Wednes-
Both the new owners are Cros-
byton men, having formerly oper-
ated the Piggly Wiggly grocery
here. For the past two years they
have been engaged in farming.
They are inviting the public to
visit them at their new location.
Messrs. Nicholson and Finch
have made no plans for the imme'
diate future, they said, but neith-
er plans to leave Crosbyton.
Paul Ely Makes
Race For Prect. 3
CANDIDATES ANNOUNCE AS 1950
POLITICAL CAMPAIGN BEGINS
Information Given For
Candidates As Election
Campaign Year Begins
With the political year be-
ginning, the following infor-
mation is given for candidates
and others who might be con-
sidering running for public
office this year.
The announcement fees of
this newspaper are as follows:
National, state and district
offices, $20; county offices,
$15, and precinct offices, $10.
This entitles the candidate to
one formal statement not to
exceed 12 column inches, and
his name in the political col-
umn of this newspaper each
Formal statements may be
made at the time of an-
nouncement, or at any time
before June 1, 1950.
All announcement fees are
payable in advance.
FRIENDS AND VOTERS
PRECINCT NO. 3:
I am announcing my candidacy
for Commissioner of Precinct No.
3. Our present Commissioner is
not running for re-election, so I
feel it is time to ask for a promo-
I am 48 years old, married, and
own my home in Cone. I have
been an employee of the Precinct
since 1940, working on the roads
of the Precinct for the past nine
years. I feel that the close asso-
ciation I have had with the peo-
ple and their problems will go a
long way in qualifying me for the
I have no other occupation and
will assure you a sound and econo-
mical administration if you see fit
to give me the job. I will appre-
ciate your support in the coming
Applications For P. O.
Clerk Exam Must Be
Filed By January 16,
Patrons of the Crosbyton post
office are being reminded again
this week of scheduled examina-
tions for filling a vacancy on the
local <post office force. The exams
will decide the position of substi-
tute clerk at the salary rate of
$1.3112 per hour.
To be eligible to take the exam-
ination, applicants must actually
reside within the delivery of the
Crosbyton post office or be bona
fide patrons thereof.
Application forms and addition-
al information may be obtained
from the post office or from the
Director, 14th U. S. Civil Service
Region, 210 South f^arwood street,
Dallas 1, Texas. Applications must
be in to the Dallas office by Jan.
Bargain Days On Fort
Extended To Jan. 15
Word was received this week
from the Fort Worth Star-Tele-
gram, announcing that the annual
bargain days for that paper have
been extended to January 1,5. The
reduced price of the paper was
formerly scheduled to end Dec. 31.
The Star-Telegram, which sells
regularly for $18.00, can be se-
cured for $13.95 during the ex-
tended bargain period, a saving of
$4.05. Bargain price for the Star-
Telegram without Sunday is
A call for clothing, bedding,
food or money donations was
made this morning by Rev. Alvin
HamrrT, Tpastor-of the Mt. Blanco
Baptist church, for a family in
that community that has become
destitute because of a fire that
destroyed all their belongings.
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Kennedy and
six children ~ were living in a
house on the Adrian Crawford
farm. He arose this morning at
6:30 and lit the butane cook stove.
Leaking gas ignited and soon en-
veloped the entire house. All of
the family escaped without injury
but none of the household goods
were saved except their night
clothes which they wore.
The children range in age from
five months to 11 years.
The family had just moved into
the Blanco community, and he is
to work this year for Wayne Rus-
Donations may be left at the
First Baptist church parsonage
here, or at the Mt. Blanco par-
Anthony Latta, Mrs. W. A. Lat-
ta and Mrs. K. J. Matthews "went
to Dallas Wednesday afternoon.
S i x candidates started the
1950 political pot to boiling in
Crosby county this week, as the
even-year races for county, dis-
trict and state offices got under
Although only a comparatively
few candidates have yet tossed
their hat into the. ring, from all
indications several county races
should be hot ones. Only one race,
that for county tax assessor-col-
lection, has more than one candi-
date to date. Several of the offi-
ces as yet have no seekers.
Only one candidate, Mr. Pa&l
Ely of Cone who seeks the job of
Commissioner Precinct No. 3, has
made his formal statement this
week. Other candidates plan to
issue their statements at a later
The list of candidates to date
Robert G. Hall, candidate for
tax assessor-collector. Mr, Hall
is a former assistant in the office.
Campdon Lawson, candidate for
tax assessor-collector. Mr. Lawson
is employed in the office at the
D. A. Edwards, candidate for
county school superintendent. Mr.
Edwards is announcing for re-
election to the office.
For Addison, candidate for sher-
iff of Crosby county. Mr. Addison
is seeking his second term.
Cecil Berry, candidate for Com-
missioner of Precinct No, 2. Mr.
Berry is seeking re-election.
Paul Ely, candidate for Com-
missioner of Precinct No. 3. Mj.
Ely, seeking the office~Tor the
first time, has his formal state-
ment in. tfij.s issue.
W. H; Nickson, candidate for.
re-election to the office of Justice
of the Peace Precinct No. 1.
Two incumbents asked this week
that the public be informed of
their intention not to run again
this year. County Judge Emzy
Pieratt said that he would not
seek re-election to that office, and
Roy Karr, tax_aissessor-collector,
will not be a Candidate for his
position again. *
Sue Gillham, daughter of Rev.
and Mrs. T. M. Gillham of Post,
visited during the past week with
her friend, Dorothy Grizzle.
Sgt. John Ingram is here on a
leave from the Army. He will re-
port to San Francisco for over-
seas duty again.
New Year Brings Bids For Fame As
Records Broken By Crosby People
Tax Collector Looks For
Busy Three Weeks From
Poll Tax Paying Rush
Roy Karr, county tax as-
sessor-collector, is again re-
minding voters that they
must pay their poll taxes in
January if they expect to
vote in this year's elections.
By Wednesday afternoon
only 865 poll tax receipts had
been issued by the tax collec-
tor's office. Mr. Karr esti-
mates that there are at least
3,000 persons in the county
eligible to secure their poll
In 1947 a total of 2635 poll
tax receipts were issued,—the
largest on record. Last year,
an off election year, the pay-
ments reached 1999 due to a
beer petition which was first
circulated in January.
"Most of the votefs will
probably pay their poll tax,"
Mr. Karr said. "But if they
wait until the last few days
they may have to stand in
*• - -Hne-foc^some time."
To equal the 1947 record,
17?0 receipts will have to be
issued in a little more than
Crosbyton Clinic Hospital
Gets State Approval for
The Crosbyton Clinic Hospital
has been approved by the ""Texas
State Department of Health for
the making of premarital exami-
nations, according to word receiv-
ed last week. Passing of the ex-
aminations is now necessary under
the new Texas marriage law be-
fore a license can be issued by the
Miss Emaloyce Hudgins,* techni-
cian at the hospital, will be in
charge of the examinations.
The Orbsbyton hospital received
one of the highest ratings in the
state In qualifying to give the
At least three records were es-
tablished with the New Year, and
all of them were quite interesting.
If you know of any other records,
established by Crosby Couft^y" peo-
ple, The Review would like to pub-
Lived On Ranch 75 Years
Mrs. J. C. McNeill announced
this week that she will soon move
to her new home which is under
construction at Spur. Mrs. McNeill
has lived on the McNeill Ranch in
southeast Crosby county for 49
years, and has lived on a ranch
for 75/ years.
"I'm not getting so" far-away
that I can't go back when I get
lonesome for the ranch," Mrs. Mc-
Neill said. , 1
36 Years On One Nail
Mrs. C. A. McClure of the Mt.
Blanco community, tells us about
a 6-penny nail which has held the
calendar up In her home for the
past 36 years. The McClures built
a new home, but when the family
moved, she took the 6-penny nail
Every year but one of the 36,
the nail has held a new Rexali
calendar, she said. But back in
1919j.,.,right^ after the close of the
first World War, the company did
not issue a calendar. In order not
to miss the familiar appearance of
the famous calendar and weather
prophet, Mrs. McClure left the
1918 calendar up for another year.
"I couldn't do without the nail
or the calendar either," she said.
88 Years In One House
Edgar Allen's bid for fame
"don't mean a thing," he said, but
it is a record. Mr. Allen has lived
in the same house in Crosbyton
for 38 years, longer than any oth-
er person in the city. The Aliens
built their home at the corner of
Third-street and Farmer avenue
in 1912, shortly after moving to
Crosbyton from Emma, and have
lived there ever since. ^
"Other people have lived here
longer than us, but not in the
same house," he said.
Mr. Allen could walk across va-
cant lots all the way to town In
those days, he said. Now he Is
forced to follow the
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