Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, June 9, 1939 Page: 1 of 4
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CLAUDE, ARMSTRONO COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1939.
"On the Rim of the Palo Duro Canyon"
A Community Playground, spon-
sored by the four churches of
Claude, will begin Monday. June
12th. This Playground, open from
5:00 until 7:00 o'clock in the even-
ing, Monday through Friday on the
school grounds, will feature soft-
ball, tennis, croquet, washers, horse
shoe pitching, track and other
games. There will be thp school
playground equipment for the use
of the smaller children.
No age limit has been set, for it
is hoped that children of all ages
can find something to keep them
busy during the cooler hours of
A competent supervisor is being
sought to direct the playground.
He will have as his helpers, volun-
teers from all four churches, one
from each church for the day.
Send your toy or girl. They will
receive the best of care and as-
sociations to be found in Claude.
All supervisors are Christian people.
LA NELL DOSHIER
La Nell Doshier, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Forrest Doshier, of Claude,
is convalescing as the home of her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Christian of Claude. La Nell had
been confined to the hospital in
Brownwood, Texas, since May 7th,
from the injuries she received in
an automobile wreck when she was
returning home from Galveston.
8he and the other five occupants
of the car had gone to Galveston
to attend the Home Economic Rally
that was held there this year.
La Nell has had to suffer quite
a bit from the broken leg. however
she has never been known to com-
plain tand has always smiled and
joked with friends who have visited
her and has never felt sorry for
herself in the least. Mr. and Mrs.
Doshier arc to be proud to have
such a wonderful girl as their
daughter. La Nell's many friends
hope she will soon be able to be
FIRE BOYS MEET
The Lower Rio Grande Valley has
completed plans and waits with
open arms to welcome delegates to
the 63rd annual convention of the
State Firemen's and Fire Marshal's
Association of Texas, according to
information received here by Chief
Chas. W. Stewart this week.
Headquarters for the convention
will be In Harlingcn, with all fire
chiefs in the Valley serving as co-
hosts. Dates for, the concalve are
June 13. 14 and 15th.
Delegates will be handed some of
the famous Rio Grande Valley
grapefruit when they register, and I
the ladies will be carried on a
sightseeing trip through beautiful
orchards, gardens and points of in-
terest and served luncheon at San
Dalhart, June 3— Completely out-
fitted as a Western-cowhand, Billy
Cotton, 10 years old, left Dalhart
Sunday Morning (June 4) to pre-
sent personally to President Roose-
velt In Washington, and Mayor La-
Guardla In New York City mina-
ture steer hides on which are let-
tered invitations to the Fourth
Annual XIT Reunion in Dalhart
next August 7 and 8. His parents
A True Story of a
Claude Boy That
Will Thrill You
Abilene, Tex., Jur.e 9—Handicap
ped since birth v/lth spastic para-
lysis, and an Invalid for all of his
21 years, A1 J. Newberry, an honor
student, was one of the 148 stu
dents to receive degrees at Hardln-
Simmons university, June 1st.
Determined to become a physi-
cian, and to devote "my' life to
helping handicapped children," New
berry already has made application
for entrance to a leading medical
school in the Southwest, in the fall.
His mother, Mrs. A. J. Newberry,
his constant companion, graduated
with him. Both received B. A. de-
grees, the mother majoring in home
economics, the son in science.
When A1 was fifteen months old,
a physician of Johns Hopkins told
the child's parents that he could
not possibly live beyond his fifth
year. Believing the specialist's pro-
gnosis was final, everyone gave up
hope for the doomed lad—everyone
except Al's mother. She continued
to do everything within her power
for the child, even to studying var-
ious treatments and psychology.
During Al's early school days, his
mother carried him to and from
school in her arms, and later a
small wagon was used. It may be
unusual for such a handicapped
child to attend public school, but
A1 has never attended a private
During his earliest school days
he labored under an impediment of
speech, but due to his tenacity, and
his teachers' understanding, he kept
As a pupil in Claude High School,
he became intensely interested In
the natural and physical sciences,
and he soon became the leading
student in his classes.
Newberry L; a chemistry major,
with minors in physics and mathe-
matics, is a four-year member of
the H-SU science club and takes
an active part In the pre-medic
club. In his home he has a com-
pletely equipped laboratory, Includ-
ing 300 chemicals and an analytical
balance and medical microscope.
He also is a member of the Alpha
Chi. national honorary scholarship
society, to which only the highest
10 per cent scholasticly of the
junior and senior classes are eligible
The senior student is a lover of
nature and people. "My most re-
laxing hobby is out-door work in
the spring with my flowers and
a large stamp collection. A big snow
lily pond," he said. Also, he has
white cat is his constant compan-
ion at home. Tinkering with the
several radios in his home brings
A1 much enjoyment.
Although unable to walk alone
untl recently, he now can cross
his room unaided, but still he has
to hold to his mother's arm while
going from class to class.
As an experiment to see whether
or not there is a correlation be-
tween voice development and phy-
sical development, he is taking
voice lessons at H-SU this year.
BEAU BRUMMEL JR.
This Immaculately turned-out
young New Yorker has lopped his
tan sun suit with a modern stream-
lined version of his father's straw
hat, even to the contrasting band,
The straw halo reflects the sun's
heat from the head.
"A true statesman." says W. H.
James, "is that fellow who con-
siders the country more important
than his political affiliations."
We always admire the Claude
woman who sticks up for her hus-
band because she picked him out
in the first place.
Da Vinci Inventions Exhibited in Milan
U. S. has Stronger
College Station, June 9 — With
growing supplies of wheat to sell,
the American wheat farmer is fac-
ed with growing competition for
export trade and little if any pros-
pect of domestic consumption be-
ing stepped up enough to do any
Jess Watson, wheat fanner and
member cf the Texas Agricultural
Conservation Committee with head-
quarters here, sums up the situa-
tion as follows:
Domestic use of wheat has rang-
ed between 620 and 750 million
bushels in' the last 10 years, des-
pite fairly wide price variations.
Of this total, wheat milled for hu-
man consumption and commercial
feeds has required from 480 to 515
million bushels. Wheat used for seed
has required another 80 to 100
Unless new uses are developed,
wheat produced in excess of the do-
mestic market must find foreign
Before the war when world trade
in wheat averaged about 650 million
bushels annually, American farmers
supplied 16 percent of the world
market. In the early '20's the aver-
age was up to 31 percent, but by
1932, wheat grown in the United
States made up only 5 percent of
the world trade.
In 1937 the United States again
exported 100 million bushels of
wheat, or about 20 percent of the
The export outlet for U. S. wheat
however, faces growing competition
from other exporting countries
which also have recovered from a
period of short crops. As these
countries have piled up surpluses,
they have taken steps to obtain as
large a share as possible of the
curtailed world markets. Such mea-
sures have Included subsidies to
growers, export bounties, currency
depreciation, bargaining tariffs, and
Added highway hazards created
by the summer rush of trailer va-
I catloners today became the target
'of state traffic police.
Colonel Homer Garrison. Jr.,
State Police Director, said the
annual summer migrations of tour-
ists, campers, boaters and fishermen
with heavily-loaded trailers are a
greater problem this season than In
previous years, and warned that
trailers should be properly lighted
at night and be towed in such a
manner as not to endancer other
traffic by weaving from side to
He urged drivers of trailer cars
to lower their speeds enough to
have control over their mobile
We don't want trailer travelers to
spend their vactaions in hospitals,"
than J00 working models of Inventions conceived by Leonardo
Da Vtaet one of (he most versatile men who ever lived, are on exhibition
la Milan. Italy. Da Vinci, Italy's Fifteenth-century "Thomas Edison,"
li beat*Mown for his painting, "The Last Sapper." He was also an
prolific sculptor, scientist, anatomist and Inventor. This
waa constructed from his original plana, aad
to Imitate birdo la light.
Don't forget that the files around
Claude that you fall to swat in
April, will live to have millions of
descendents by the end of summer.
Hitler censors us for taking the
country away from the Indians.
There are folks in Claude who won-
der if the Indians would want It
TYPEWRITERS—for rent or sale
at very low prices. Call 97 or at
The Claude News Office for bar-
gain is used typewriters. M-p
Scouts Enjoy 3
Day Camp at the
A big highlight In Scouting for
Troop 17 of Claude, was the big
three day camp held at John Mc-
Clure's Ranch last Friday, Saturday
and Sunday. Some 19 boys partici-
pated in the cam|) and If you wish
to know whether they enjoyed It
you might ask cne of them.
An added feature of the camp
was the "Camp Goat" who. some
of you may not know, has the au-
thority to make any boy on the
camp do his bidding. The only
draw back of being Camp Goat
was the big can of rocks he had
to carry around Ills neck. The Goat
proved to be a provider of much
merryment for the boy as Roy
Meyers Rutherford will recall be-
cause the Goat made him roll a
potato from his patrol camp to the
flag-pole, a distance of about 300
yards, with his nose. Skippy Skip-
worth will tell you about having
to roll the same potato up hill,
and the hill was almost straight
up at that. Le Roy Bell will recall
that he had to fill up a hole in
the ground with sand carried from
the creek on a knife. Then Bobby
Joe Hood had to pose as a statue
for five minutes. Many other things
were performed by the goat much
to the enjoyment of the Scouts.
Among those who managed to get
the can and thus become goat
were, Roy Meyers Rutherford, who
was elected by the boys. Jack Bled-
soe, Don Watson, Carroll Doshier,
and Alvin Ledwig.
Aside from arrow head hunts,
hikes over the canyon, test passing
and other events, the boys said they
especially enjoyed the eats and all
voiced the opinion that Bill Brady's
camp stew Sunday was the best
they had ever eaten.
One of the most uninteresting
things that happened on the camp,
so some of the boys say, was the
fire call they had to answer at 3:00
Saturday morning, when they were
all sleeping so good. A special pre-
pared fire had to be put out by
The troop leaders were present
most of the time to look after
the boys. Cecil Waggoner spent the
full three days. Bert Wooldridge
and Bill Brady came down each
evening and spent the night. Gar-
land Farmer spent Friday night
and Jell Moore was on hand to
help. Others seen in camp at dif-
ferent times were Harold Nave,
who so graciously carried the boys
to and from camp, Mr. and Mrs.
John McClure, Mrs. Blasengamc,
Art Mclntire, Tubby Hood, who
spent both nights in camp and
stated he disliked fire calls very
much, Bill Conrad, Mrs. Hazel
Johnson and friends, who spent
the night at the ranch headquarters.
Scouts taking part on the camp
were: Alvin Ledwig, Alva Hender-
son. Howard McClure, Billy Joe
Kerr, Duke Hood, Bobby Joe Hood,
Dickie Holman, Dan Bentley. Sher-
wood Mclntire, Sidney Wooldridge.
Jerry Wooldridge, Le Roy Bell, Jim
Taylor. Roy Meyers > Rutherford.
Barker Brummett, Don Watson.
Jack Bledsoe. Skippy Skipworth and
And last, but not least, was Bert
Wooldridge's bed roll which he
found in the fork of a tree about
100 feet off the ground. It is ru-
mered that the Junior Staff, com-
posed, in part, of Alvin Ledwig and
Howard McClure, had something
to do with it.
Roy Meyers Rutherford and Sid-
ney Wooldridge left Camp Sunday
for Cedar Glen to attend the week
camp being held there this week by
this area. Some 500 boys are ex-
pected to attend this camp from
Amarillo and the whole area.
The boys gave a big HOW in
response as to whether thev had a
good time at McClure's Ranch and
they wish to publicly thank John
McClure for being so kind as to let
them use the ranch as a permanent
camp site for the troop.
Charles S. Ault, 67. veteran glass
blower, entertains nuge crowds
daily at the General Electric exhibit
at the San Francisco World's fair.
Ault re-enacts step-by-step Thomas
A. Edison's method of making the
first electric lamp, blowing the glass
bulb just as L:iison did, inserting
the filament anJ sealing the lamp
into a wooden base.
BAND TO PRACTICE
All band members arc asked to
come to band practice Friday even-
ing, June 9th. This rehearsal will
be In the school auditorium at
The band wants more new mem-
bers. A substitute player for the
Sousaphone is needed and an in-
teresting proposition will be made
to any one who desires to play it.
"Even the most broad-minded
fellow, who doesn't object to Hitler"
says Cotton Johnson, "would set
up an awful holler If you kicked
his dog "
We have reached the stage in
Claude where a man Is judged
Best Tax Plan Yet
Offered to Raise
Rejecting the sales tax, the Texas
House adopted as a working basis
for a pension financing bill, a pro-
posal to tax the gross receipts of
all businesses in Texas with an an-
nual turn-over of more than $25,000
Adoption of the gross receipts tax
as a working basis was followed by
numerous amendments, and debate
was expected to continue some time.
As adopted—but subject to a-
mendments—the working basis bill
proposes a tax of 1 per cent on all
retail business; 1 4 of 1 per cent
on all wholesale business, and 1 10
of 1 per cent on all money lenders.
It also proposes a tax of 33 13
cents per ton on sulphur, 4 cents
per barrel on oil, and 1 per cent
of value on natural gas.
The gross receipts, or grass in-
come. proposal was sponsored by
two members. Ross Hardin of Prair-
ie Hill and G. C. Morris of Green-
ville, who have been far apart on
tux questions. Hardin has consist-
ently fought for the constitutional
amendment form of financing pen-
sions. while Morris was an accepted
leader of the opposition to this
Hardin explained he was offering
the bill as a compromise for those
who have objected to the sales
tax as a tax on property. By ex-
empting merchants with a turnover
of $25,000 or less, he explained, the
smaller firms would not be hurt,
and the firms are forbidden from
passing the tax on to the consumers
In Ohio, the farmer and the road
builder are working on common
ground as this state prepares to
build five miles of roads construct-
ed of a type of pavement called
'soil cement." They have been ex-
perimenting for two years to see
if mixing cement with native soil,
rather than higher priced sand and
gravel, might work. This is to be
used for secondary roads and If
laboratory tests are right, will work
One of the pleas of the rural
mail carriers is for the improve-
ment of America's 1.950.000 miles of
weather-torn dirt roads. Perhaps
if this attempt in Ohio is satis-
factory. there will be increased
building of "farm to market" roads.
Anyone who lives around Claude
can tell you of many dirt roads
here that are in need of repair and
There's no telling how long old
Methuselah would have lived had
some competent workman yanked
out his teeth, tonsils and appendix,
and he'd followed up with the right
kind of tooth paste and smoked the
coughless brand of cigarettes.
There Is always one way to tell
If Claude wives are good cooks.
Look and see how many tin cans
are in the rubbish.
The rage for "Ferdinand, the
Bull," is sweeping the country. But
all that is new about It is the
fancy name of Ferdinand.
Today the woman who married
a man to reform him. has a daugh-
socially by whether he calls It t ter who drinks hall of her hus-
"pe rsplratlon," or just refers to it band s liquor to keep him from be-
ing a drunkard.
Slow Decrease in
the United States
That Texas is headed for an era
of quieter, more mature living, is
the prediction of Dr. Geo. W. Cox,
State Health Officer.
'Hie basis of this prediction is the
declining birth rate and the in-
creasing life span of the average
While the population may con-
tinue to increase until 1955, as Gov-
ernment census experts predict, the
percentage of youth is decreasing.
By 1975 today's total American po-
pulation over 05 years will have
trebled their number from seven
and a half million to twenty-two
and a half million.
Two reasons for this change in
the age ratio are smaller families
and stricter immigration laws.
Third and most important reason
is the longer average life expecta-
tion due to increasingly wide-spread
use of medical and public health
| knowledge, which reduces mortality.
! particularly in childhood and allows
the average person to live a longer
j span of life. For instance, a baby
| born in 1789 lived on the average
until he was 35 years old. A baby
born in 1900 had a life expectation
of 48 years. A baby born in 1935
could normally expect to be 61
Repercussions to this change in
our population from youth to mid-
dle age will be gradual. Both young
and old will do less productive la-
bor, while the middle aged do more
Fewer schools will be needed. Golf
and other mild gimes will gain
favor. Travel will be more popular
as more people will have leisure.
The jitterbug era of dancing will
fade. The population will tend tc
decentralize as older people move
to quiet suburbs or the counti'.
MEMPHIS GINNER DIES
Charles D. Hubbard, 66-year-old
Memphis ginner, died last week at
the home of his brother, M. T.
Hubbard of Claude.
Survivors, other than the brother
here, include his wife, Mrs. Myra
Hubbard, two sons, Chester Hub-
bard of Houston and Clark Hub-
bard of Memnhis; two daughters.
Mrs. Inez Ivy of Houston and Mrs.
Lorraine Goodson of Houston; three
brothers, J. F. and M. V. Hubbard
of Houston and J. B, Hubbard of
Ft Worth; and a sister, Mrs G. W
Davis of Dallas.
He was a member of the Metho-
The body was sent to Hillsboro.
Texas, were enterment was made.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Hubbard and
sons, Tom and J. B. and Mrs. W
H Hubbard, returned home Mon-
day from Hillsboro. where they at-
tended his funeral.
ARMSTRONG CO. FEDERATION
The Armstrong County Federa-
tion Club will meet at the Court
House Saturday afternoon. 2:30.
The program is to be given by
The Children's Council.
Loyalty is a fine thing and we
admire every Claude man who sticks
to it, but better be sure you are
picking out the right thing to
The rising generation in Claude
may not do much worrying now.
but it will make up for it when
the next rising generation appears
on the scene.
Deming Doak wandered Into a
gypsy fortune teller several days
ago. He paid his dollar and sat
down with his hand outstretched
as the gypsy read his fortune.
"See that line?" asked the gypsy,
pointing to Demlng's palm.
Deming nodded blearlly.
"Sure I see it," he returned.
"What'sh it mean?"
"That means," said the gypsy
gravely, "that you are going to take
a trip In the very near future. To
A few minutes later, when he
left the fortune teller. Deming
headed straight for the depot. He
ran up to the ticket window.
Say." re requested, "gimme a
ticket to Dallas."
"Right, sir," relpied the ticket
clerk. "One-way—or a round trip?"
Deming stuck out his palm.
I don't know," he shrugged.
"Take a look!"
Harold Nave was setting alone
on his front porch one day. Tom
Miller dropped by.
"Hello," said Tom. "Where's the
rest of the family?"
Harold puffed nonchalantly on
"My wife went to the New York's
j World's Fair," he replied, "and my
j daughter left for the San Francisco
Fair the same day."
"That's strange," observed Tom.
Why didn't they go to the same
"They intended to." he explain-
ed. "but you know how women are.
Before leaving for the Fair, they
went shopping separately —and both
came back with the same hat!"
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thomas sat
down to supper.
Directly overhead, in the sky, a
tense drama was taking place. Ru-
dolph Campbell, his motor stalled,
Jumped out of his plane and re-
leased his parachute. He sailed thru
the air for five thousand feet and
landed on the Thomas' roof. The
old. pine boards gave way and Ru-
dolph landed cn the supper table,
parachute and all.
Tom Thomas leaped up and eyed
the ceiling. He turned to his wife.
"Maw," he cried peevishly, "why
didn't you tell me the roof is
Bascom McGowan bounced into
■l taxi that was parked on a corner.
He slammed the door.
"Drive like the devil!" he cried
The cabbie turned around.
"Sure," he agreed. "But where to
Bascom waved an impatient hand.
Don't bother me," he snapped.
Can't you sec I'm in a hurry?"
Mr. and Mrs. John Wisdom were
leaving home to attend a lecture.
While entering the car John felt
the top of his head.
"Wait a minute, dear." he ex-
claimed. "I forgot my hat."
He went back into the house and
was gone for several minutes. When
he finally rejoined his wife at the
car. he was still without his hat
Mrs Wisdom eyed her husband's
Where's your hat?" she asked.
John's eyes widened.
My gracious!" he cried. "Did I
forget that, too?"
Use type and ink?—And why?
Makes millions think and buy!
Zog—Another King \\ ilhout a Country
King Zog, deposed king of Albania, is shown with Queen Gcraldiae.
right, as the pair dined recently in an Istanbul, Turkey, hotel. Klag
Zog arrived there from Larissa, Greece, receiving permission frons the
Turkish government to dwell in Istanbul so long as he refrains from po-
litical activity. At the left in Princess Maahlde, sister at King log.
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