The Avalanche. (Lubbock, Texas), Vol. 23, No. 7, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 21, 1922 Page: 4 of 10
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THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE. TUESDAY. MARCH 21. 1922
THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE
Published Every Tuesday and Fiida by
THE AVALANCHE PUBLISHING CO.
JAS. L DOW Editor and General Manager
Entered at the Postoffice at Lubbock. Texas for
transmission thru the mail aa second data matter
Subscription Price Per Year $2.00
WE BOW IN SYMPATHY
Lubbock was made sad and we state it cor
rectly when we aay Lubbock for the entire popu-
lace of the city felt keenly the grief when word
came from the bedside of A. B. Conley Jr. that he
had passed away. For several days it had been
known by the family and close friends that he was
dangerously ill. and that the end might come at
any time but still we could hardly believe this use-
ful man would be taken away. However the
work of the One who Rules the Universe seemed
to will that this should be the way. and we poor
mortals of this earth can only bow in submission
to His grcut will. We realize that in the death of
A. B. Conley. Jr. his family has lost a wonderful
husband father son or brother his friends one of
the truest the town one of its best citizens the
lodges one of their most faithful members the
business men"s clubs one of its most enthusiastic
members the schools one of its most loyal patrons
the business world one of its most progressive agres-
sive and successful commercial characters. The
homes of the land one of their most ardent pro-
tectors the government one of its most loyal sub-
jects. No wonder then that Lubbock the city in
which he resided for the past five years and has
been active in the support of the things that were
for the building and development of the city feels
so keenly the death of this man. I le will be missed
greatly and the Avalanche extends sincere sympa-
thy to the bereaved ones.
ONE WAY TO LOOK AT ROTATION
THREE IMPORTANT ELECTIONS IN APRIL
We may fall victim to a lot of criticism when
you have read the following lines but they express
our opinion to a "t." Many people seem to look
at this office holding proposition as a matter of
rotation without regard to qualification so much
and we believe that this is one reason that public
business such as city affairs school affairs. State
and N.-.tional affairs are in such a tress now. Now
don't any of you fellows who have been in office for
steen years think we are saying this foi our benefit
for some of you have held it that much too long
now and on the other hand you fellows who are
wanting to get into office and are using this as a
reason need not fly off the handle and accuse us
of trying to knock your campaign thunder for we
are absolutely leaving everybody out of this argu-
ment and simply stating our belief that more com-
petency in office is of greater importance and with-
out competent men to tide things over a state of
chaos will continue. One Mr. Fishburn of Dallas
and we do not know who he is or how much he
knows about many other things gives this business-
like view of this matter and we believe he is largely
correct. He says:
"lie has had the office long enough let some-
body else have ft now." The above sentiment as
is the case in every campaign will be heard in the
coming one wilh perhaps greater frequency than
usual by reason of the greater number of people
now looking for employment. Many voters seem
imbued with the idea that offices are largely creat-
ed for the benefit of the office holders rather than
for governmental purposes and the hungry candi-
date often makes effective use of this all too cur-
rent misconception. Nothing can be more hurt-
ful to efficiency in office than constant change in
occupants since all the benefits of experience are
lost as is the incentive for better service in the hope
of longer tenure in office. Every thoughtful man
knows that governments succeed in proportion as
they apply common sense rules and business prin-
ciples. Where do we find great business concerns
discarding old efficient and faithful employes be-
cause they have "held their places long enough"
or to make room for inexperienced help just for
the benefit of applicants) It is commendable for
the government to sympathize with all its citizens
and aid in the betterment of their condition but
strictly improper to cripple its service by a constant
change in its officials.
Rotation in office has still another objectionable
feature and that is that it encourages many good
men to seek office in their own and their country's
injury men who might otherwise have made a
success in l.fe have made failures because of their
inordinatambition to hold public office. Even if
successful in holding office for a long period of
years few men come out better off than when they
went in; on the contrary the often quit public ser-
vice worse off financially wiser though sadder for
GOD KNOWS BEST.
In another part of this issue will be found a
copy of the order calling an election to determine
whether or not the Lubbock Independent School
District shall issue bonds to the amount of $150000
with which to build a high school building in the
city of Lubbock and three rural school buildings one
in the northwest part of the district one in the
southwest part and another in the northeast part
of the district. This election will be held on the
15 th of April and it will be one of the most im-
portant elections that has ever been called in Lub-
bock for the advancement of the cause of educa-
tion and the growth and development of Lub-
bock and the surrounding territory. There is also
another -important election and that is the selection
of trustees for the Lubbock Independent School
District. This election will be held on the first
Saturday in April which will be April the first at
which time four trustees will be elected or re-
elected. The four whose time expires this year be-
ina I. T. Hutchinsoni W. B. Atkins Mrs. C F.
Stubbs and L. D. Rankin. Now this should be an
important election and the school patrons should
show an interest in it especially enough to go to
the Dolls and vote. This is your privilege then why
not have a say in the selection of school board
members and not' leave this important duty to a
mere dozen and then complain at the result of the
election. The school board is one of the most im-
portant bodies that has to do with the education
of the" children and should be men who are inter-
ested in education and who have good sound busi
ness iudament as well; as the running of the schools
in the Lubbock Independent District is about the
biazest business anywhere in this sectibn. then
comes another election on the first Tuesday in
April which is the 4th day of that month when the
officers for the City Government are to be select
ed. At this time a mayor and four commissioners
will be chosen and again it behooves you to exer
cise your voting privilege and vote for the best
interests of the city. 1 his is a place where good
sound business judgment is necessary for it is a
big affair. It involves many important things and
the manner by which the affairs of the city is car-
ried on will depend largely upon the growth and
development of the city. Keep these dates in min i
and don't let George do it all.
A KNOW ALL IS A MENACE TO SOCIETY
"Whichever way the wind doth Wow
Some heart is glad to have it so;
1 hen blow it east or blow it west.
The wind that blows that wind is best.
"My little craft sails not alone;
A thousand fleets from every lone
Are out upon a thousand sens;
What blows for one a favoring breeze
Might dash another with the shock
Of doom upon some hidden rock.
And so I do not rare to pray
hot winds Ij wait me on my way.
But leave it to a Higher Will
To stay t't speed me trusting still
Ihrtt all is well and sure that He
Uh Uiimhc.l try bark will sail with me
Through storm ami calm and will not fail
Mhalevrr hrece may prevail
1 land inc. every peril p.
W iih.n ihd hrlirr nil p"H at leal.
"1 hen. wKi..evrr wind dmh blow
My rteail m glad have it so;
An4 blow ll fait tr Llow It weal
The ind ih I I utti I K I wind ts best."
i e'ehne Atwsitr Mssun.
An e.xch.inge says: We have all heard about pro
fcssional joy killers and the fellow who is constant
ly taking the pleasure out of life soon becomes
intolerable and even hideous to us and yet we
will all keep an eye open for something that has
gone wrong in ord'-r that we may tell someone
they have made a mistake or that we may criti
cise some mechanical apparatus or another which
is of little concern to us. possibly never will be.
We are all ready to criticise the other fellow for
being a knocker when the habit is so embeded
within our hearts it is constantly occupying a great
deal of our time.
The fellow who really gets the real joy and
happiness out of life which this world holds for us
all is the optimist who sees the right side of things
never looks for the faults of his fellow creatures
and works constantly improving his disposition
that the world might not be worse by his being here
and now honestly isn't that the best policy? Uiugh-
ing is just as easy as frowning and a whole lot
prettier. People like dogs because they are alw ivs
glad to have someone be nice to them and tin; av-
erage man is unappreciative of even that grateful-
ness and such persons like just that much being
what they ought to be.
Now answer this: Do we ever get any fun out
of criticising people and what they do Then let
your conscience be your guide and quit kicking.
THAT FORT WORTH R. R. MEETING
K. Carter Pri.
W. S. Po.cy Treat.
Elmo Wall Secy.
LUBBOCK MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION
Lubbock Texa3 32022.
Mrs. A. B. Conley Jr.
After expressing to you our profound sympa-
thy in the loss of Mr. Conley by his almost unex-
pected death we beg to hand you herewith check for $1000
in payment of certificate No. 1185 held by him in Lubbock
Mutual Aid Assn. No. 1.
Also hand you check for $1000.00 in payment of
certificate No. 350 held by him in Lubbock Mutual Aid
Assn. No. 2.
Our record shows that there ha3 been 4 calla
in No. 1 since Mr. Conley became a member each one hav-
ing been paid promptly and 5 call3 in No. 2 each one
having been promptly paid he being a member a little
less than one year.
Lubbock Mutual Aid Association No. 1
Lutbock Mutual Aid Association No. 2
Fer Elmo Wall Secretary.
The fellows who went to the Fort Worth Rail-
road meeting with a mapped out program of how
they were going to bring the road to their town
evidently were much disappointed in the result of
their trip from the way the thing was blanketed by
the action of the meeting. Most of the Plains folks
went there however with the broad idea that the
most important thing is to get the railroad to the
Plains regardless of which town it strikes. The
route will be left largely to committees and we
imagine that it will finally get down to the point
where the fellows who put up the most money and
the best right-of-way proposition will get the road.
I lowever. let's get the thing started this way. The
Plains needs this road and every town on the Plaint
will be benefitted to a certain extent so let's not
lose sight of the importance of the road to this great
agricultural section and then if we can get it for
Lubbock let's have it.
THAT SCHOOL MEETING WAS FULL OF
The school meeting at the First Methodist chun h
last Thursday was a most successful one and one
hat meant much for Lubbock and her schools. The
crowd was not as large as might have been ex-
pected but what it lacked in numbers was made up
in earnestness and it was evident that the school
board had all the backing that it needed to put the
schools through for the full nine months term. The
crowd was willing to do whnt the board said for
them to do. and the plan of paying tuition one
month by those who are able and a donation suf-
ficient to take care of those who are not able to
take care of the tuition proposition was the method
adopted and it is expected that enough money will
be raised to take care of the deficiency in this way.
If I were hanged on the highest hill.
Mother o' mine. C) mother o' mine!
I know whose love would follow me still
Mother o' mine. O mother o' nine
It4i the nolira of the s hml bond rl lion in
this issue ami familiarize yourlf with its tonlcni
You have lime to see ihs poultry show yet and
it will pay you to we it.
Ihe iirtsi'a Mu ll ( omm is an Hi bill twiu
Firemen To Meet
Follow tig is u circular letter I"
i l.icfs of tin" f ire I Vpart nn ir s r
icived here and c lire :ie tin-re
nl be ii great deal of interest
shown in the contents therio f by
Iik ill firemen as they are a live
bunch uml will no doubt tai-e an
active part in the F.rownvt oo.l me.-t-ir.p
M.iy V 10 and II.
The annual convention 'of the
State r'i'einrn's Association will be
held in the city of Brownwood T X-
ns on May V 10 and 11 umi in
the same cty and the same ila'rs
will be held the annual conven'mi)
rf the State Fire Chiefs and Fire
It is respect f ully requested and
suggested that your honorable l"'iy
have both your Chief of Fire De-
i art merit and Fire Marshal in at-
tendance. Fire prevention and extinguish-
ment have become such an import-
ant item in the commercial world
and o vitally effects the welfare
of every city town and community
that this Association believes that
it is to the material interest of
every city government to have rep-
resentatives present and in view
of the fact that both organizations
are meeting in the same city at the
same time makes it possible for
your reprefentatives to procure the
benefit and experience from the
field comprising the entire state.
You are respectfully requested to
make appropriation to defray ex-
penses of your representatives to
This Association is working on
the proposition and hopes to be
able to procure from the railroads
of the State a special rate of one
cent per mile for these meetings.
Trusting that the governrncst
bodies of the various municipalities
to which this communication is ad-
dressed will see fit to make the ap-
propriation requested and that the
Association will be understood s
having in view nothincj but the ad-
vancement of fire prevention and
extinguishment and thv we may a"
be privileged to meet in Brownwood
v.e arp nn erely.
State Firemen's Association.
Py Olin Culberson Secy.
"V -.-.a... S3 i u
For a Productive Garden and a
Reliable Tools are essential to give your garden a good
.art. Labor saving implements make caring for it a pleasure.
Your neighbor will admire a beautiful lawn. It is a
sign of thrift. All it needs is good care with the right tools.
Spades Hoes Rakes
Grub I loes
Winchester General Utility 03 for Your Lawn Mower
Everything for cultivating growing and a good harvest
Western Windmill Company
THE JVJVCffSUA TORl
1212 A... I
COLBY THOMAS IMPROVING.
STILL LOVES LUBBOCK
The West Texas Hospital moved
the latter part of lnt week to their
new location on llth street. They
now have one of the most brautifuf
modern and un-fo-d.ve sanitsri"m
In this part of the State in fact
the whole state included. It i
equipped throughout with the new-
est and mot modern f'trnitors and
fixtures that can be secured. The
jrrounds surrounding the building
re not yet in fhape but these are
bclnir traded up n fnt as it can
be done and a nice lawn ill be
planted. The main ivcnt ay-
"We 'e now ready take are of
your wants if i k und are her
to (T've you servl e."
Chlne remoN shoe b'-fore rn-
frrit'ir their hooe." Why d n'l thry
ret borne st a decent hour?
r-iun in Ihe And- Vn iv hi"e
a liv pleniotnirus live. Pet It's
nest door to the pink elephants.
Prrhapa the mot hu fill front a
arventh story wiiutow ana ivd frii
Kh.ii It's love al fir- tight H
pars le h. a Mvuus time.
The many friends of Mr. and Nfrs.
Colby Thomas are delighted to know
that Mr. Thomas continues to im-
prove in health. The peoplp of
Lubbock hear from them fti n. Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas lived in Lubbock
I several v ars comintf here from
Dallas. They now live in Ff -ondido
California where they moved on ac-
count of Sf r. Thomas' health. They
have a host of friends in Lubbock.
"Mr. Thomas worked more zeal-
ously and enthusiastically for Lnb-
bo.lt perhaps than any citiien ever
living here" is the statement of one
of his friends. His loyalty to Luh-
hock was an inspiring example to
others. He has always claimed that
Lubhoik would make the rity of the
I'lains. He rejoices to see the ri'v
prow. He loved Lubbock and sMIl
loves It. It in eyes are-iipon I.ub-
hoi k. In a recent lette to one of
her friends In Lubbock firs. Thom-
as wrote of Mr. Thomas as follows:
"lie is deliuhied with this son-
shine (when it does shine) and this
wonderf'il balmy air. However
d"n't think He doesn't love Lubbock
any more f ir he doesn't rease to
talk of it and think about (' : and
I notice when e ret a handful f
r'apers at nnce the I iihhiH-k Ava-
an he the fli-t one he opens "
Thl Mr. arid Mrs. Thomas are
happily situsted is revealed In lh
following parairrafh of ths letter:
"I ih yon rod.! .V this coun-
try today I told Colby It was au
tn sulif .1 that It hurt - if yon ami
what I mean. It fills Jho so full
of joy and adoration "f Ihs lwli-
fol in nature. Wa have a Mil
rlaortl in sua pailof tn hl. h I
ail le win and Ihe vi from U
ts i luvrly "
We are indeed glad to know that
this spirit of congeniality and eo--operation
still exists between Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas and their old
boi'.e town Lubbock and the hearty
spit-it of the "booster" which they
still hold toward us. We certainly
ttihh for Mr. Thomas a speedy and
complete recovery and a quick re-
turn to the little city which he holds
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
FROM GAIL CITIZEN
Born Funday morning to Mr. end
Mrs. Ted Johnson a fine bojr moth-
er and eon are reported doing nice-
ly and Ted's friends have hopes he
will recover before Corn planting
The telephone line from O'Don.
nell has reached the Dare Stevens
rls'-e fifteen miles northwest of
fisil and we understand an effort
wilt he made to have the line ex-
tended to (Jail.
A P'-od rain fell on the 49 ramh
Monday afternoon which put out
coniderahli at'xk water.
A a hoid tnit election has Keen
ordered for Saturday April 1st for
the Cid d sfri. t.
J l Trown and B. F. Chancellor
fade a h'iins trip to ftif fpring
Horn to Mr. and Mrs Shalb f
Treduav early last Wednesday
Ml' rnipy. twin noys.
Kain fell on a Isrfs portion f
Wtt Teton Monday bu. heavy la
tome ple and light in most sf
Mrs. M aad Miss Mce Wil.
lisms lfi Monday aftfn.a for
Heselwatsr ahsre Iks former gwaa.
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Dow, James L. The Avalanche. (Lubbock, Texas), Vol. 23, No. 7, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 21, 1922, newspaper, March 21, 1922; Lubbock, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth288524/m1/4/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .