The Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1938 Page: 1 of 6
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"Located in the Heart of th& Panhandle"
CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1938
"On the Rim of the Palo Duro Canyon"
Mr. Wilmoth Run
Over a by Car
Here Sat. Eve.
When returning home Saturday
afternoon in his wheel chair, Mr.
O. T. Wilmoth was run over by
an auto driven west by Miss Oleti
Cobb. The accident happened at
the innersectlon by the drug store.
Miss Ccbb was driving against
the sun and looking ahead at two
on-coming cars. Mr. Wilmoth was
on the street below her vision and
she did not see him. He was car-
ried to Dr. Carroll & Carroll's
office where it was found that he
sustained a broken leg and con-
cussion of the brain.
The Mt. Pleasant school bus was
immediately changed into an am-
bulance which carried him home
after being treated at the doctor's
Last reports say Mr. Wilmoth is
doing as well as expected. Some
years back Mr. Wilmoth fell 28
feet to the floor from the top of
an elevator being built here by
Weeks and Bagwell. This fall al-
most killed lilm. One leg was am-
putated, the other remained stiff
so it could not be used. Mr. Wil-
moth has had a rough road to
travel and friends offer him sym-
pathy in his time of distress.
It has long been the conviction
of this paper that a stop light
should be placed In the center of
the street at the Intersection in
front of the drug store because it
is one of the biggest hazzards the
town has. Touilst make a race
track of that part of the highway
and it is indeed dangerious for cars
and people crossing the highway.
It might save someone's life. Who
# Storm Center
WASHINGTON, D. C One of
the centers of the stormy dispute
over the Reorganization Bill was
Rep. John J. O'Connor. Chairman
of the House Rules Committee.
The House finally agreed to amend
the original proposal by allowing
for a Congressional check on Pre-
sidential acts by a simple majority
instead of a two-thirds vote. The
revised bill must now be resub-
mitted to the Senate before It lq
ready for White House approval.
CATTLE SMOTHERED TO
Jim Weaver, the milk man. had
the misfortune to lose 6 cows, a
yearling and a calf in the recent
snow-storm. They bedded on the
south side of his sheds, the snow
covered them up 4 to 6 feet during
the night, that notorious snow-
storm was on and they smothered
to death. The top or roof of the
milk house and feed stalls collaps-
ed, weighted down by snow. 6
calves were bedded In one side of
the building and the roof edged
over into the center of the build-
ing and the calves were not hurt
when the roof caved in. This was
quite a loss to Mr Weaver and he
failed to deliver milk for two or
Mr. Weaver said the snow began
melting about the premises an/1
water could dot get out because of
the banked snow, und the water
reached the door steps on his res-
idence, the water being 10 to 12
Inches deep, before he could drain
It off. He took a plow and ditched
the water out before It reached the
floor of the residence. This storm
caused quite a loss to Mi". Weaver,
but he Is back on the Job and
will try to satisfy his customers as
best he can.
J, A. KIRBY, PIONEER, DEAD
Mr. J. A. Kirby, age 16, a re-
sident of Goodnight for many years
died in a Lubbock hospital where
he had been taken two months ago.
As a salesman, he traveled the
Northern Plains before automobiles
were known. He was active in the
Baptist Church and fraternal work.
He had been a member of the
Goodnight school board several
Fodder for Our
The German government, in the
past five j ear:;, ha1; granted more
than 900,000 "marriage uld" loans
of 700 marks to young couple.;
starling out in life, and calculates
that there have been 4!>0,000 more
marriages and 1,200,000 more child-
ren, as a result of tills policy, that
would have occurred at the rate ol
Increase prior to 1933. Now the
Nazi state announces that couples
who when married have worked on
the land since leaving school will
not have to repay the loans until
they arc thirty, and If they are
still farmers then, the debt will be
Coming from a nation whose
grievance against the rest of the
world is that it has no room for
Its surplus population, this looks
on the face of it like a fantastic
scheme. Why encourage more ba-
bies when there is not room enough
for the present population? And
when a nation is unable to pay
Its bills, as Germany Is, constant-
ly pleading poverty to lis creditors
but constantly bearing down on Its
people for more taxes with which
to build up its military forces, how
can it spend money so freely to
Tire most plausible answer Is that
the German government is antici-
pating the next war and looking
forward to the deaths of another
ten or twelve millions of its young
men, und so Is taking precautions
against depopulation by seeing to
It that there are enough children
left to carry on after their fathers
have been . sacrificed on the altars
of the War Gods.
That Is not too far-fetched an
explanation when It Is remember-
ed that In the Nazi scheme ot
things the individual counts for
nothing, the State for everything.
There are no personal rights or
liberties left; everybody is the ser-
vant cf the Government, whose
will Is supreme.
There are Americans who hon-
estly believe that this country
needs a more disciplined and re-
gulated social system. Well, one ot
the results of a regimented and
controlled social system is that
young men and women are bribed
to marry so that they can breed
Drive Started for
GOODNIGHT, TEXAS April 15—
I have never seen Colonel Good-
night but I know him."
That Is a typical expression li-
the: Panhandle country. So dynamic
wa-, the man's character that hi'7
■plrlt lives on almot 10 years after
"A force of nature rather than
a mere man." Is the description o'
him written by Florence Pinch
Kelly, New York Times writer—
who never knew the colcnel an-;
likely never heard of him until
;he read his biography.
Yet, the grave of the man many
iay contrlbulcd more to the de-
velopment of the Panhandle than
any other Individual, still Is un-
Charles Goodnight was born in
an humble Macoupn County, 111.
farm home just three days alier
the historic Alamo had fallen As a
boy he rode bareback all the way
from Missouri to Texas—saw his
iirst buffalo as they were being
killed by hunters on the bank-; of
the Txlnlty River. Still, as a biy,
he got a start In the cattle busi-
ness by herding another man's
cattle lor a share of the call crop.
Unable to make mncey from his
cattle -for there was no market i ;r
them-—he whacked bulls to frcijht
wagons off and on for thr*.-"1 years
Never adept to book studies, lu
was a keen student of nature. He
saw things other men passed by,
and by the time he was grown he
was scouting on the frontier for
federal troops and rangers. He saw
his full share of Indian battles
and long before any white man
thought of making his home on
the Plains he was riding across
He established three famous cat-
tle trails and finally established a
ranch of his own near Pueblo in
Colorado. He was always far ahead
—eager to stay on the fringes of
In 187G his cattle were driven
into Palo Duro Canyon and a
NEW YORK CITY ... A high-
light of the Easter Parade la this
chartreuse green chiffon and can-
dlewlck nub woolen of the same
shade which are used together
very effectively here with a hand-
stitched grosgraln ribbon and a
bunch ot flowers to trim a halo
hat ot Milan straw
Mrs. J. A. Best, after the sermon
thanked Dr. W. H. Clask for Us
dlsobusse. "I found it so helpful"
Dr. Clark replied: "I hope it w'li
not prove as helpful as the la t
lermon you heard me preach."
"Why! What do you mean?" ask-
ed Mrs. Best.
"Well," said Dr. Clark, "that ser-
mon lasted you three months."
Mrs. L. D. Wiegman (pointin j
at a deer at the zoo) "Mickey Sue,
Bledsoe: "I don't
(OI.ONEL CHAS. GOODNIGHT
short time later he joined them.
With the late John Adair of Scot-
land he established the JA Ranch,
figured prominently in the acti-
vities of the cattlemen of this
section for a quarter of a century.
For many years his was the
pulse cf the Panhandle. And even
at his death in Phoenix, Ariz..
December 12, 1929. he was envis-
ioning greater things for the re-
gion he loved so well
An effort was recently started
to errect a suitable monument to
goal of $1,000
II Patrick of
the plainsman. A
j has been set. W.
I Clarendon, chairman of the Good-
! night Memorial Fund committee,
said today contributions of any
| amount arc appreciated. He pointed
1 cut that checks and money orders
' should be made out to "The Good-
night Memorial Fund" and mailed
| to Mrs. Harold D. Bugbee of
j Clarendon, treasurer, or present-
J ed to members of the committee
in the different communities of
i the Panhandle.
Six sons and daughters survive
the widow, five brothers, three sis- (
ters and six grandchildren. Funeral Jmore children to grow up Into
rites await communication wlthi
Coming Back Home?
cannon-fodder for the greater glory
of the dictators who control their
at Goodnight Be-
There is to be a revival meeting
at Goodnight beginning Sunday,
April 17 to the 24th. Services will
be held in the morning and even-
ing and e\eryone Is invited to
ome. Rev. A. C. Hardin of Post,
Texas, along with Rev. Stcvall,
will conduct the meeting. Miss
Inez Blankenship and Nell Craln
Parks will furnish the music.
Mrs. Caroline Tyler (or Grand-
ma Tyler to most people > celebrat-
ed her 88th Birthday March 15.
1938. at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Ida James, of Goodnight.
Several of her children and grand
children were with her. Friends
were dropping In to wish Grandma
Tyler "Happy Birthday" during the
Grandma Tyler was able to be
up and about quite a bit on her
birthday, which was something she
hadn't been able to do much since
A lovely birthday dinner was pre-
pared for her. which she seemed
to enjoy very much.
Among the many lovely gifts
received by Grandma was a beau-
tiful Birthday Cake on which was
written "Happy Birthday Caroline"
This was presented to her by a
Great Grandson, Bobbie Landon
Collins, the 2 Mi year old son of
Mr and Mrs Bob Collins of Claude
After presenting the cake, Bobbie
Landon stepped back and said
"Happy Birthday, Nanny" and sang
her a little song, which, of course,
Grandma thought was very cute.
The one big item not to be over
looked was a large card and letter
shower given for Grandma Tyler,
which she enjoyed very very much
She wishes to extend her thanks
and appreciation to all the many
friends who sent those nice letters
A Real Entertain-
ment to be Held
Col. Tack, with his line of big
entertainers will visit Lakeview
Monday night. April 18th.
Among his entertainers will be
Included The Suns of the West,
all string orchestra of outstanding
radio fame. Another Spanish-Am-
erican team with Jose and Meria,
very colorful and ha ,e entertained
all over the state. Vern Hiekerson,
a noted magician. Paul Ellis, an
instructor in Amarillo College, of
Music, a noted baritone, having
sung many times over national
hookups. Inga Borgstorm. who will
be pianist and will render several
piano pieces, and many others
Remember the time. Monday nite
April 18. Admission 10c - 20c.
LONDON . . . Again persistent
rumors are heard that the Lind-
berghs plan an early return to the
United states. One of the reasons
cited Is the recent overhaallni
given the Lindbergh koae at
Hopewell, N. J.. Indicating that
the now deserted hoaaa, scene ol
the tragic kidnapping, may once
more become occupied. Neither
Miss Mary K. Christian of Min-
eral Wells Is with her brother, J
T. Christian and visiting other
relatives in the Panhandle.
CLEAN—water white kerosene-
Holman Oil Co.
City Cleanen * Tailors, Phone tM
more eecome occupies, nwwi
SSVSfiS Wa*-Ade Ars Oaljr U A Weed
REV. GEO. E. TURRENTINE
In spite of weather, sickness a-
mong the children getting the
meeting off to a bad start we
have had better week night at-
tendance than on Sunday morning.
We are determined with Gods
help to press the battle to the
gates. Friday night we preach on
"Light & Shadows from the Cross"
and Saturday evening "Joseph ot;
Arimathea." Sunday "Essential •
Knowledge, the Death and Resur-
rection of Christ" and in the even-
ing, "Escape for thy Life."
The services have been moved
back to 8:00 p. m.
You need the Assurance that
comes with a strong faith and
personal fellowship with Christ.
The Lord needs and demands your
best We appreciate those of every
church and those with no church
affiliation being present.—Geo. E.
\!eet Here Sat.
Aoril 16 at 2:30
The District Convention of Royal
Neighbors of America met with
Pampa Camp Monday, April 11.
The following members from
Claude Camp were present. Neigh-
bors, Pearl Howe, Ella Moore, Ol-
inda Collins, Elsie Slay, Rennie
A good crowd was there to en-
joy the day. Next convention will
meet with Phillips Camp
ober—Sec. of Convention.
And the World is
Glowing in Bitter
To a visitor from Mars this
Earth must be a strange and con-
fusing place. The first question a
Martian would ask would be: "Why
does everybody hate everybody
else so?" ,
Not in many years lias hati ;d
been as widespread and worldwide.
Its manifested everywhere. Groups
hating other groups. Class hating
class, race hating race, nation hat-
ing nation. It almost seems as if
the world has- made no progress
toward real civilization since the
traditional episode of the Tower of
Babel, when men suddenly found
themselves speaking in different
tongues and fighting one another
because no man could understand
his neighbor, and everyone feared
That is the situation of the social
jrder today. We do not understand
each other and we fear that which
we do not understand. If the whole
world spoke the same language it
would not help much. Some of the
most bitter hatreds are between
classes and groups all of whose
members converse In the same ton-
gue; the most serious war now go-
ing on is In Spain where both sets
of combatants have a common
speech. Nor are racial differences
and prejudices entirely at the bot-
tom of the prevailing mass hatreds
Again we have the example of
The explanation of such hatreds
as cause wars and keep peoples
and groups apart lies deeper than
any superficial or external differ-
ence. At the bottom of it all are
differences of fundamental belief'
and principles. Men hate each oth-
er because they have divergent and
irreconcilable ideas about morals,
ethics, behavior and religion Class-
es hate each other because each
fears that the other class is try-
ing to deprive it of what it con-
ceives to be its rights or privileges.
Nations and races hate each other
for similar reasons.
At the root of it all is intoler-
ance and inability or refusal to
recognize the right of every man
and every social group to have its
own ideas and to live in accor-
dance with its own standards
without interference from outside.
The intolerance which seeks to
Impose its own ideas upon others
is the basis of most of the hatreds
in this troubled world.
vhat is that?"
Mrs. L. D.: "What does
mother call your father?"
Mickey Sue: "Don't tell me that's
Virl Hundley, Jr: "Please, Mis~,
Gwathmey, what did I learn today"
Miss Gwathmey: "Why, darling,
what a peculiar question!"
Virl, Jr.: "Well, that's what
-hey'll ask me when I get home."
Robert Thomas: "How's your
cold this morning?"
J. T. Thomas: "It's very stub-
Robert: "How's Toby?"
J. T : "She's about the same—
that's why I'm gettin' breakfast."
Mrs. Paul Hood: "Am I too late
for the garbage?"
Harold Nave: "No, ma'am; jump
Betty Caldwell: "What's the dif-
ference between a snake and a
Sarah Jorene Moore: "A snake
crawls on its own stomach, but
a flea's not so particular."
Professor: "Are you a graduate
Boyd Stewart: "No, only a senior.
Professor: "I don't know how
you could get that shirt so dirty
in only four years."
Bob Smothermon: "Just think,
a single Mormon would have as
many as ten wives."
Mrs. Bob: "My goodness! How
many would a married one have?"
"To what do you attribute your
great age?" asked the city visitor
of Grandpa Holman.
"I can't say yit," answered
Grandpa cautiously "There's several
of them testimonial fellers adick-
erin' with me."
Noel Waggoner "You sold me a
car several weeks age."
Walter Ervin Salesman: "Yes."
Noel: "Tell me again all you
said about it then. I'm getting
Art. Mclntlre: "How did you
knock Bill Bell down?"
Lewis Hollingsworth: "I didn",
knock him down. I just pulled um
to him, stopped my car and wai -
ed for him to pass. He fainted."
Don Appling was usually restless
in church, so Mr. Carl Appling was
pleased one Sunday morning to see
him sitting with clasped hands and
bowed head throughout a lengthy
prayer. When, later, she expressed
appreciation of his attentive man-
ner, the boy's face softened with a
"That fly," he chuskled, "walked
in and out of my hand exactly
two hundred and sixty-five times!
PANHANDLE PRESS ASS'N.
Canyon, April 15—Talented stu-
dents of West Texas State College
will entertain members of the Pan-
handle Press Association here Fri-
day evening in a banquet at Cou-
The convention will be in ses-
sion at Amarillo but will edjoun
In time for the newspaper folk;
to drive to Canyon for the banquet
The program will include musica1
numbers, stunts, a fencing exhibt
tion, and a special dance by mem-
bers of the department of pliysica"
education for women. There will
be two short talks by members of
the association and greetings from On account cf bad weather the
Dr. J. A. Hill, president of the County Federation did not meet
College. f 'last Saturday, but wUl meet on
Journalism students and staff1 Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 o'clock
members of College publications|8t the Court House.
will be in the banquet audience. I Maiden Club will present a very
. [ Interesting program. |
MANSFIELD—The extra milage Have some important business
tires. Cord lock construction. Guar-! for this time. Everyone invited.—J
tin teed tires—Hobnaa Oil Co. I Reporter.
We are enjoying very much the
Claude News, My mother, Mrs
Clay, I hope Is improving In
health. We read the death list ol
our community in last weeks News
and we noticed several you had
overlooked. They are as follows:
Edward Wcodward 'my little son
Woodrow Wilson Clay, mothers
Mrs. Sid Jones
Mr. Joe McCain
Mrs Ira Flemings mother
remember her name.
Mrs. Dr. Rldeareka, mother and
sons. Edward went to the Pan
handle in 1908. died Apr. 6. 1922
I do not know about the others
Trusting you and family are well
and all the other friends,
MRS ADA WOODWARD
Mrs. Safrona Jackson, of Claude,
was taken to the Northwest Texas
hospital Monday afternoon of this
week for treatment of a broken hip
received in a fall here Friday
morning. Hospital attendants re-
ported Mrs. Jackson's condition as
better at this writing.
With her masculine features and
heavy, black hair, Ann Brock lived
as a man for nine years because
she found it easier to get work
Tn her preset1' job as coffee maker
for a St. Louis hotel she thought
It a good time to give up the
OLD SHADE ROLLERS re-covcr-
ed by Amarillo Shade & Equip-
ment Co., 313 W. 16th St 33-c
City Cleanen A Tailors, Phone 154
GET GOOD Firestone Tires and
batteries at Sewell Service Station
CHICAGO . Branding the Re-
organisation BID as "}ust another
grab for power" former Preeiddnt
Hoover denied that the preeent
measure was patterned after a
similar proposal daring hie Sd-
mtnlftraUoB. Hoover, shortly re-
turned trots Europe, expreeeed
sorprtse that the normally pro-
Room veil New York Deily Newe
with the largest circulation in
America had editorially proposed
him tor the Republican Presiden-
tial candidacy In lM#.
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