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CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUG 12, 1938
"On the Rim of the Palo Duro Canyon"
Mineral Wells Man
Robert E. Gregg, Mineral Wells
business man, is the author of
"Gregg's Taxless Pension Plan."
This new plan has met with such
unanimous approval, wherever it
ais discussed, that we feel it is
worth reprinting in full for its
news value. The text of Mr. Gregg's
It's purpose is to further the
National adoption of the plan
which provides a way to pension
every citizen in the United States,
C."i years of age or older without
the necessity of taxation other
than taxes already in existence.
The method of accomplishing this
is described in the following which
was originated by the founder of
An uneasiness exists among the
people ci the United States; there
is a political unrest. Something is
wrong. It is an ideal condition to
permit false agitators to foster dis-
content and a proper time to make
j lain to the people the cause, so
(hat by the truth, this discontent
is not fanned into a flame of re-
sentment to burst out to ev iy-
one's ruin but is used to react to
the security of the citizens of our
Cause of Unrest
This unrest is caused by the im-
poverishment of the people through
financing methods imposed by the
will of a tiny group, who, through
this method, sap a continuous
stream of money from the pockets
cf the people.
The unrest echos In the minds
of the aged and infirm who seek
old age security through the me-
dium of an Old Age Pension.
Humanity surges in the breasts
of Americans in a willingness to
furnish the security, and this
sought for pension would be pro-
vided if a way could be found to
finance the same without the ad-
ditional burden of more taxes for
that purpose on an already too
heavily tax burdened people. Our
generous people are mystified and
resentful at the thought of the
most wealthy and prosperous Na-
tion on earth being unable to pro-
vide for its aged and infirm. This
cloud of mystery becomes more
confusing when it is considered
that now, when we are sorely In
need of relief and means are not
available, our banks are overflow-
ing with money. Our rich are grow-
ing richer while credits grow tigh-
ter and living becomes more diffi-
cult for the masses.
Gregg Offers Remedy
WHAT IS WRONG? There must
be a remedy and there is. It s the
GREGG TAXLESS PENSION plan.
Our forefathers, oppressed, sign-
ed a Declaration of Independence
and gave us a new Government
which b;. the constitution gains its
powers by consent of the governed.
Congress was authorized to create
money—to borrow money—to use
the resources of the United States
to establish a value for its money
and its credit.
Congre. . was not directed to
borrow money from any one source.
Congress is supposed to borrow
from the source offering the great-
est benefit tj the people of the
Congress was authorized lo tajro
a piece of paper, print thereon an
obligation ol the United States
and designate this piece of paper
money; or it could be called a
To maintain a value for tha
money or the bond. Congress was
author i/.-d t.i inaka the obl^atpn
a hen against taxable property lu
the United States The obligation
(Continued On Last Pate)
"Miss American Legion"
NEW YORK, N. Y Miss Evelyn
Keyes, "Miss American Legion,"
with Vie Mackenzie, National Con-
vention Director of the Legion, as
they appeared here to Invite Gover-
nor Lehman and Mayor LaGuardla
to the Legionnaires' National Con-
vention in Lob Angeles, Calif., in
September. Miss Keyes Is. making
a nation wide air tour inviting
State aud City officials to the con-
Football Camp to
be Held 22 of Aug.
for Local Gridders
Football camp for the Mustangs
of Claude High School will begin
August 22nd. Plans are being com-
pleted for the two weeks pro-sea-
son camp at Harding Ranch, which
is expected to put the boys in ex-
cellent shape for the encroaching
Boys who have not received past
training in football and are in-
terested in the camp, may get full
information from Coach Gibson.
Any boy wanting to play football
will be welcome on the camp.
Prospects for the coming season
are looking some brighter with
the additional of several new
There will be a meeting of all
candidates at the Claude High
School Friday, Aug. 19th. to re-
ceive instructions about the camp,
as well as to issue uniforms. The
meeting is called for 3:00.
Miss Omadeli Kusch has return-
ed to her home at Pettersboro. after
spending some time with her bro-
ther, Fiank Kusch.
Claude, the City of
Cespools, in Bad need
of a Sewer System
Monday will decide a very im-
portant question that the voters of
Claude must vote oil. a St<wjr Sys-
tem for Claude. It- Is your duty as
a loyal citizen lo cast an intelligent
vote for or against the proposed
At this time Claude is lioney-
comed with cespools, which i:
dangerlous as well as unhealthy
for its inhabitants. Claude is pro-
gressing and that is one of the
necessary moves in the progress ol
any city, health and sanitation.
Taken Ironi another point, it is
the money involved. The WPA
grant will not preniit any addition-
al taxes to be levied, consequently
the system must be a paying pro-
position of its own, of which it will
be. The digging of cespools ever
two or three years is a much big-
ger expense than the proposed
$1.80 a month to he charged for
the use of the sewer. And too, not
one will be competed to use ttie
same unless tliey wish-
Vote Monday and vote In favor
of health, sanitation and the up-
building of Claude—A Citizen
Grazing Control Aids Grass
Grass kept eaten down and constantly trampled by livestock has little
chance of attaining a healthy growth and the bared ^il swn becomes
subjcct to wind erosion Grazing has been permitted on the pasture at
the left at intervals and the grass Is healthy. Continued grating d[the
pasture at the right of the fence has created an erosion hazard, Soil Con-
servation Service range examiners point out.
Controlers of GOP
Don't Care for the
Farmer or Worker
"Most of the Republicans of Icwa
in my opinion, are really Dem::
crats," said Secretary of Agricul
ture Henry A. Wallace in an ad-
dress at the Iowa Democratic 87tli
Convention in Des Moines. "If they
knew what the eastern Republicans
who control the Republican party
really stand for. they would change
over and become Democrats to-
morrow Most of t^e Republicans
in positions cf great power and
influence have no real use for eith-
er farmers c.' workers, except so
far as their votes are concerned.
There may be a few who under-
stand the importance of farm buy-
ing power in national prosperity,
but most of them have no use for
c ur present farm program or any
other farm program which will
really work. They rac interested
primarily in getting a larger share
of the national income in capital.
At best, they sincerely believe that
by patting capital on the back
prosperity can be created, not only
for big business but for farmers
and workers as well.
"This is the famous 'trickle-
down' theory of the 20's which re-
sulted in the expolsion of 1929 and
the stagnation and suffering of the
"The control and money of the
Republican party are today so lo-
cated as to make it impossible for
anyone connected with that party,
no matter how fine his character,
to put into action on a national
scale a program of justice for far-
mers and workers. Probably one-
lourth of the working Republicans
of Iowa are in favor of a workable
farm program bflt in the nation at
lrrge not one Republican in ten
wants a farm program of a type
that will bring results.
"The blg-nuney control of t ie
Republican p.nly doesn't know and
c'- trn't care [., y thing about far-
mer, and workers This has been
proved again and again in Con-
gress when Democrats repeatedly
have supported farm and labor
legislation by 3 to 1 votes, whereas
the Republicans have opposed agri-
cultural legislation by 4 to 1 votes
and labor legislation either by out-
right opposition or tactics of ob-
struction. There are many fine Re-
publicans in Iowa who do not rea-
• Republicans and most big busi-
ness men are interested first, last
and all the time in small Federal
income taxes and a weak Federal
government. On various occasions
during the decade of the '20's in-
come taxes were reduced. At the
same time local taxes on farms
and city property were steadily
increased. Big construction com-
panies built schoolhouses. sewers
drainage ditches and a multitude
of local improvements, the burden
of which rested In increasing mea-
sure against the property holder,
while the income tax payer was
getting along better and better.
The scheme gave capital a fool's
paradise. Its income increased 50
per cent between 1923 and 1929.
the workers' income 22 per cent,
farmers' income 4 per cent.
"Suppcsp the 5u per cent In-
crease in capital income had been
cut down to !J3 per cent and shared
with farmers and workers. Then
less would have been available for
speculation and wasteful factory
building but more money would
have been in the hands of far-
mers and workers to buy factory
"Unfortunately, the Republicans
of 1929—like those cf today—felt it
was a sin to think of such things. 1
With the weight and brain of a J
dinosaur, the reactionary Republi- j
can leadership clings to the past
and wonders what has become of
the succulent tropical herbage on
which it used to feed."
I Am A Democrat and Pledge
Myself to Support The
Nominee of this Primary
For LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Pi"rce nrcOlcs of D.lla.s County
I'or ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Gerr.ld C. Mann of Dallas County
WaMe* Wmrlril of Harris County
For ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF
Richard Critz of Williamson Co.
--W H. UevwtwwY or Mtram iitt
For JUDGE OF COl'RT OF
Harry N. Graves of Williamson Co.
James A. Stephens of Knox Co.
For RAILROAD COMMISSIONER:
C. V Terrell of Wlv -Co.
G. A. Jerry Sadler of Gregg Co.
Fir COMMISSIONER OF
GENERAL LAND OFFICE:
William H. McDonald of Eastbnd
Basconi Giles of Travis County
l or DISTRICT JUDGE 47th
Henry S. Bishop
E. C. Nelson
For DISTRICT AND COUNTY
For COMMISSIONER PRECINCT
W. H. Hamblen
A. L. Stevens
Called Meeting of
A meeting is called cf the repre-
sentatives of the Federated Clubs
of Armstrong County for Saturday,
Aug. 13, at the Court House, for
the purpose of making arrange-
ments for our annual encampment.
MISS LILLIAN THOMASON
Miss Lillian 'fhomason. of Shang-
hai. China, who has been a guest
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jones
Christian, leturned to Dallas on
Wednesday, where she will live
until her departure for China.
While in Claude Miss Thomason
was the receipient of many social
courtesies and frequently delighted
fiiends and organizations with ad-
dresses oil China.
On September the first she is
to return to Amarillo to address
the Delphian Society Club on "The
Modernization of Chinese Women"
her favorite subject.
Claude wishes to express Bon
J Voyage to Miss Thomason as she
. i returns to her loved China.
PAGEANT TICKETS ON SALE
AT HOOD'S GROCERY
Persons wishing to purchase tick-
ets to the Will Rogers Pageant in
j Amarillo 15-16-17, may do so at
the Hood's Grocery. The pricers
are as follows: One general ad-
mission ticket 50c; 3 general ad-
mition tickets $1.00; Reserve seats
25c extra. Tickets will be on sale
until Saturday, Aug. 13th.
REPUBLICAN PAPER EXPLAINS
POPULARITY OF ROOSEVELT
"Roosevelt's continued leadership
can be accurately accounted for by
public confidence that he seeks to
equalize opportunity, increase em-
ployment. establish security. The
Roosevelt popularity arises from
the general belief that he has made
Government solicitous for the wel-
fare of the masses by relief, by in-
crease of farm buying power, by
release of home ownership from
.peculation and extortionate inter-
est, by raising real barriers to
commercial labor for children, by
establishing security for old age
by, in a word, going for the thing?
that put men and women above
the dollar." — Portland. Oregon,
Journal. (Ind. Rep.i
Where 1940 Olympics
Will Be Held
H Q. PUNKIN/NI0£*(
HELSINKI. FINLAND ... The
newly unveiled Olympic Stadium In
the capital of Finland, where the
1940 Olympic Games will take place,
following Japan's decision not to
Notice to Voters
It is the wish of the City Council
that at least three fourths of the
voters of the City who are qualifi-
ed to vote in the Sewer Bond elec-
tion next Monday turn out and
cast their vote.
This is an important decision for
the citizens of Claude to make,
and should be either defeated or
carried by a representative vote of
DON'T FORGET TO VOTE
MONDAY — EITHER FOR OR
AGAINST THE PROPOSITION.
Jerry Sadler, popular Candidate
for Railroad Commissioner visited
Claude Tuesday of this week, shak-
ing hands with old friends and
making new ones. Many feel that
Mr. Sadler will be our next Rail-
road Commissioner, and a wise
choice at that.
for Big Sale of Low
Prices, Aug. 27th
Merchants of Claude were busy
'his week restocking for another
big Trade ." Day August 27th, which
promises to be even better than
the last one. Bigger bargains art
to be offered and everyone wil'
want lo visit the stores for these
specials To notify them all you
have to do Is look for the bright
red Trade's Day Tag which will
be on each special.
Merchants have now purchased
Trad''- Day Tickets and are now
it vov.r service, Fveryou? has an
ii.U'rrt 111 Trade's Day. ,:o it Is
up lo everyone to be a Claude
Finder, not lust Trade's Day. but
■vrr. ^ay in t. o year.
A-v. your meicr.nnt abn..t hlr
il-.Wcts. then con-; in Trace's lia;,
aitT you vo'e. rnd visit Claude
friends anr' >i.:rchants.
Whew! That's "Relief"
NKW YORK CITY . . Little Caro-
lyn Wong. 6, sighs with relief as
she concludes u miniature whirl-
wind campaign of her own auioug
fellow Cnlnese school children
which netted 4,000 pennies that she
turned over to the United Council
for Civilian Relief for use In aiding
sufferers of ttie Japanese lavaitou
YOUR CLAUDE NEWS
will likely stop coming to you if
you fail to drop its a post card
ONE WEc.iv BEFORE you change
giving your old and new address
post office addresses or street num-
bers or box number. Write The
Claude News at Claude, Texas,
ONE WEEK BEFORE you make
any change, giving both old and
new address. This assures you of
getting your paper without fail.
A JOB FOIt YOU
Amarillo, Aug 12—Funds suffic-
ient to employ 3,200 persons on
Works Progress Administration pro-
jects in this territory during the
month of August have been grant-
ed the Amarillo office, it was re-
ported today by A. A Meredith, ad-
The August budget figure make-
it possible to hire 400 aciditional
persons in the counties administer-
ed from the Amarillo office, pro-
vided that a sufficient number of
suitable projects are sponsored by
local governmental agencies. Mere-
The people have demonstrated
clearly that they want more busi-
ness and less politics in our state
Government. They see with clear
eyes, however, and they know th it
v'ith Coke Stevenson in the lieu-
tenant governor's chair they wil'
get the kind of support that Gov-
ernor W. Lee O'Da.'ilel will need
in putting over Ills program.
to Bring Tradition
of Old South Back
Colonel I. S. Henderson, auc-
tioneer. will bring back the tradi-
tional auctions of yesteryears here
Saturday, Aug. 27, Claudes Second
Trade's Day, when he will auction
off any thing you have from the
bath tub to the baby.
Mr. Henderson has been in thi
business many years and can sell
the brass door off a knob, so bring
vours down All you have to do is
bring in what every you have
iround your place you don't need
-urn it over to Col. Henderson, and
the rest is up to him.
Bring in a cow. a cook stove
'ven your old maid aunt and watch
Henderson turn her into cash.
This special auction will take
place on the Court House Square
in Claude. Saturday, Aug. 27 which
will be another big Trade's Day
vou will not want to miss. All you
have to do is bring in anything
vou wish to sell and have it turned
into ready cash, whereas you may I
never have a chance to sell it. j
Come in ready to buy, too. be-
cause there will be plenty of things
you may want to bid on.
More power to you Colonel.
Wanted by Floyd B.
Studer of Amarillo
Floyd B. Studer, of Amarillo. has
asked that Armstrong County ban
them historical relics which would
would be interest to visitors in
Amarillo during the Will Rogers
Pagent. He has asked us to collect
anything anyone might wish to
bring in and guarantees it to be
safely returned to the owner The
Claude News will take charge of
anything you wish to loan them
and they inturn will call here for
the same. If you have any relics
they would like to get them as
quickly as possible.
A Committee will be through
Claude Sunday to take charge ol
any relic that might be left at
Ranchers are especially urged to
bruig in branding irons, of which
will create much interest to many
people visiting this section.
Dr. Ralph Carroll: Mrs. Gregory
I'm sorry, but I can't cure your
husband of talking in his sleep."
Mrs. H. T. Gregory: "Well then,
couldn't you give him something to
make him talk more distinctly?"
1Ho! Ho! i
Then Leo Patterson asserts that
the downfall of men is generally
caused by the upkeep of women.
A fellow has to be a contortion-
ist to get on these days," says Char,
R. Douglass. "First he has to keep
his back to the wall ar.d his ear
to the ground. Then he must put
his shoulder to the wheel, his nose
to the grindstone, keep a level head
and have both feet on the ground"
1Ho! Ho! i
Vernon Sublett states that most
girls are attracted by the appear-
ance of boy friends—and the soon-
er he makes his appearance the
"That new saw I bought isn't
worth a dime!" stormed H B.
Skelton. "Why it wouldn't cut hot
Sonny Skelton looked up in sur-
"Oh. yes it would, daddy." he ex-
claimed earnestly. Why H B. and
I sawed a whole brick in two with
it this morning in no time."
Then Mr. O'Daniel says he is
going to name his next child Louie
—because he will be the fourteenth.
Ho! Ho! i
Roy Chauveaux: "Morning dear.
I'll bet you've been dreaming of
kisses like mine."
Mrs. Roy Chauveaux: "Yes, but
I've also dreamed of falling off
buildings and lots of other dread-
(Ho! Ho! i
Betty Caldwell has just returned
from the children's party and had
been called into the living room
to be exhibited before the tea
"Tell the ladies what mamma's
little darling did at the party,"
urged Mrs. Toots Caldwell.
"I frowed up." said Bettey.
Traffic Cop: "Dor.'t you know
what I mean when I hold up my
Mrs. C. B Hunter: "I ought to;
I was a school teacher for thirty-
Bill: "I'm going to Africa."
Bert: "Drop us a lion now and
(Ho! Ho! i
Speedy McMurry thinks lots of
girls are color blind. They think a
boy is yellow when, in fact, he's
(Ho! Ho! i
Then Cliff Walker comes along
and says "An old maid feels that
the world owes her a loving."
"Squire" Nelson: "Has that book
got a happy ending?"
Marion Miller: Oh. yes. They
get married in the end and then
A girl can sing.
A girl can dance.
A girl can play croquet.
But she can't strike a match
On the seat of her pants.
Cause she just ain't built that way
I. A. "GINS IIOOD RECEIVES
FIRST TRADE'S DAY TICKET
J. A "Guss" Hood was mildly
Oscar Grunike tells us that "if surprized Thursday morning when
you live to love, you'll love to live." he walked into the City Drug Co.
made a 50c purchase and received
Miss Mary Ellen Reed of Vernon the first Trade's Day Ticket, which
spent last week in the Mrs. A. L was No. 1. Every merchant in
and L. C. Cobb homes town has them.
Boy King Attends Exhibition
Trade's Day Brand
to be Burned on all
Claude Visitors 27th
On Claude's 2nd Trade s Day,:
August 27ih, all visitors shall be i
corraled into th? branding pin and j
branded with a special branding j
ion made for that particular day.
A pin will be s:t up oil th?
Court house square and special |
details will be sent out over tcw.i j
to correl the visitors in.
If you want to find some real,
bargains don't fail to look for the
red taged specials in each stnv . j
Anywhere you see a bright red |
tag you know there is a special
worth looking at.
Don't fail to visit Claude on
Saturday August 27th.
Mmn (Mi •nly where it is
tadM. Atfvertkr la the News
BELGRADE, Jugoslavia . . King Peter, boy King of Yugoslavia
(hut in Land), ha- the details of a bomber's engine explained to him
during a visit he p*id to the International Aeronautic Exhibition here.
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