Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 16, 1931 Page: 1 of 6
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CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY TEXAS, FRIDAY OCT. 16, 1931.
Armstrong Co.Fair To-day And To-morrow--!6,17th
Fair Going Good
At This Time
Jack Hudson, our County Farm
Agent, informs us that Our County
Fair Is on In full blast, to-day and
to-morrow, and he knows all about
It (or the reason he has been In-
strumental In assisting our far-
mers in making for us one of the
best County Fairs we have had in
The County Fair Exhibits are
found In the two J. O. Watson's
buildings four doors South of The
Printing office, in the block Just
South of the depot at Claude.
You should visit and encourage
this fair. You will find some of
the very best Oarden, orchard and
other exhibits that any county fair
Is able to put up. Then, there is
the domestic arts exhibits, a thing
of beauty and a Joy forever. When
It comes to exhibits of this nature
along with canning and preserving.
Armstrong county ladles have never
received that amount of praise and
encouragement that is justly due
them. In fact, most of us men Just
take it for granted that they are
due us the extra labor of love and
devotion to household duties and
never give them the praise and
adoration which can Just as easily
be given, without money and
price. Men, unthoughtedly. we do
not give them that word of appre-
ciation and encouragement which
Is due them.
Let us all attend the Armstrong
County Fair to-day and to-morrow
look the exhibits over, get acquaint-
ed, shake hands and be FRIENDLY
One of the mo6t outstanding and
complete poultry exhibits Armstrong
County has ever assembled is open
for your inspection. These birds
are a pleasure to look upon and
gives the average citizen a chance
to see that the poultry industry Is
Indeed a major part of our fu rul-
ing program anu siioum always be
encouraged. Come and look at 'his
wonderful array of Armstrong
County's feathered family.
Clyde Cope Has
In Wreck Friday
Friday night of last week J. D.
Massie, Clyde Cope, "Pig1' Deaton,
Charles Hollingsworth. and "Salty"
Thomas, were going to Panhandle
Texas, to attend "The Big Gamble"
at the Rex Theatre.
When they were about nine miles
north of Claude, on the old road
straight through to Panhandle, they
came to a short curve in this road
and immediately the brakes were
put on which locked the wheels of
the truck. This threw their truck
into the ditch turning the truck
completely over, and when it stop-
ped it was standing on the wheels
right side up.
One of the boys was standing
on his head with his feet against
the top of the cab, another was
hanging over the steering wheel;
still another was lying on the floor
boards. The two in the back of the
truck were piled out on the side
of the road with cotton seed as a
The first thing that, "Pig" Dea-
ton said Just after the wreck was:
"Well, boys, we had a wreck, give
me a clgarett". Next was to get
busy and find out who was serious-
Clyd" Cope, the one hanging
over the stearing wheel, was
brought to Claude for medical at-
tention. It was thought at first
that he had concusion of the brain,
but later developments proved this
to be untrue. He also received a
number of cuts and bruises. J. D.
Massie sustained some painful
bruises about the left shoulder and
several scratches that brought the
Charles Hollingsworth re-
minor cuts and bruises.
t Thomas and "Pig" Deaton
came'out without a scratch.
The truck was almost demolished.
After viewing the truck and its
wreckage. It seems that It Is a
wonder that half of the boys were
not permanently crippled or killed
CHAS. F.. HAIR
Stephenvllle, Texas. October 10-
Charles E. Hair of claude is Arm-
strong County's representative In
John Tarleton Agricultural College
The college enrollment of 806 is
drawn from HI Texas counties;
three other states. Mississippi. N.
Carolina and Oklahoma; and one
foreign country. Cuba.
P.-T. A. To Meet
Armstrong County Council of
Parents and Teachers will meet at
Goodnight Friday, October 23rd..
at 7:30 in the school auditorium.
Mr. John B. Hessey, Gray county
Supei intendent of Public Instruc-
tion will be one ot the speakers.
Presidents of the local Associa-
tions wilt give reports from their
Other speakers and an entertain-
ing program will be offered. All
who are interested in child welfare
are cordially Invited to attend.
Members of the executive board
and delegates from the local as-
sociations are asked to meet
promptly at 7 o'clock for a short
Officers are to be elected am!
other matters of Importance to be
carred for.—MRS WALTER DON-
ALD, President County Council.
MRS. T. J. PAGE. County Ex.
High and Higher
Taxes affect every person di-
rectly and Indirectly. In relation to
the problems of government there
never was a truer statement than
that "the power to tax is the power
Is American unconsciously des-
troying herself by her own taxa-
tion? This is the question that
comes to light after several years
of research. Occasionally some per-
son or orp.inb*finr investigates
and analyzes taxation as a func-
tion of government and makes in-
teresting comparisons. For illustra-
tion. the National Industrial Con-
ference Board recently determined
comparisons between the cost of
local, state and federal govern-
ments in 1922, 1923 and in 1928. It
was found that average state gross
expenditures Increase from 1923 to
1928 47 per cent, being $11 13 per
capita in 1923 and $15 24 in 1928.
That local government gross ex-
penditures increased 32.6 per cent
for the same period, being $40 05
per capita in 1923 and $58.84 in
That in 1923 Federal gross ex-
penditures were 37.9 per cent of all
taxes; state gross expenditures 12 1
per cent; and local gross expendi-
tures 50 per cent
The Federal public indebtedness,
however, is shown in terms of de-
crease. fiom 22 billion 99C million
dollars in 1922 to 15 billion 985
million dollars in 1930, a decrease
of 30.5 per cent.
Of course the above figures are
so large that the average among
us find difficulty in their compre-
hension. The very heart of gov-
ernment. local state and federal,
is taxation. It is the key to good
government as well as an index to
bad. It is both everybodys' busi-
ness and nobody's business to find
out whether increased taxation is
justified in view of the returns for
the tax paver's dollar. This is an
age-old question. Ordinarilly. we
would say that the citizen gets as
much or more from his tax dollar
than from any other dollar lie
spends, excepting, of course, his
individual appraisement of the dol-
lar he gives for religious and chari-
If taxation decrease is needed,
perhaps it should begin at home,
like charity. If local gross taxes
constitute about 50 per cent of all
taxes, there is an ample field of
observation on this question with-
out looking to either the state or
The watch-word regarding taxa-
tion is simplv "Watch." But to
balance taxation with the needs
of the community is a difficult
COOPERATE IN SELLING
Off With the Oil Love, On With the New— - By Albeit 'l. licit) J
'OHr.DUL,-EXCUSE M*- HERE'S AM OLD "
PRIEKJD I HAVEN'T SEEM rOR. AGES / "
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Hot Dog! Winter
Is Just Around
Go To Church Livestock Veteri-
Sunday Octo- narian Visits
ber 18th, 1931 Armstrong Co.
Winter time may not be the
time of year that most people like
to see, but it is the choice of the
four seasons with me. Spar-ribs,
sausage, backbone, hog-hend cheese
sweet 'taters", pumpkin pie, baked
ham, roast turkey and roast wild
duck. And there is all the fun
and satisfaction of going down in
the cellar and bring out all those
good things the wife lias stored
since early spring. Those things
that just naturally whet a mans
appetite and make him feel like
living and doing a real days work.
If I could just get a nice little
keg of old time apple cidar with,
well with a tingle to it as it trick-
les down my throat, all would be
My meat and lard hogs are about
up to the 200 pound mark, and
that whitefaced steer is waiting to
be turned Into Juicy steaks and
roasts, with a goodly number ol
cans of soup, chili etc My young
turkey toms are getting in prime
condition for Thanksgiving and
Christmas, with plum pudding,
cranberry sauce, mince pie and all
the other fixings.
And then a man can't appreciate
winter with its brisk cutting breezes
cold winds, frosty mornings and
ice covered lakes. Well something
is worng. Of course there are bur-
dens and work to be done; cattle
to care for. hogs to bed down,
poultry to properly keep warm,
and the firewood to keep in and a
thousand other things But if a
man and family has prepared for
winter it is the ideal time of the
A business here and there
throughout the country fails now
and then. And who can say that
occasionally this is not a blessing
in disguise; for many a man who
fails at one thing finds out he was
never fitted for it In the first
The Claude Churches are co-
| operating 111 Go TO CHURCH
J SUNDAY. Sunday, October I8U1,
j People of Claude and this vicini-
ty are urgently requested to at-
j tend church rervicea somewhere in
Claude next Sunday. You can select
; the church ol your choice but be
sure that you attend Devine Serv-
ices at some church Sunday, Octo-
NINE POINTS ON CHl'RCII
By THEODORE ROOSEVELT
1. I11 this actual world a church-
I less community where men li.ive
I adandoned and scoffed at or
| ignored their religious needs, is a
community 011 thi rapid downgrade.
| 2. Church work and church at-
j tendance mean the cultivation of
the habit of feeling responsibility
San Marcos—Producing tomatoes
for the late summer market and
selling through their own local
shipping association, farmers in the
Henly commurity in Hays county
have made a profit of $100 per
acre on 500 acres of tomatoes thi*
season, according to T. H Royder
county agent. Last year 35 farmers
were members of the association
which sold $0500 worth of tomatoes,
built a packing shed and had $500
(ln the treasury. This year the mem-
3. There are enough hollidays
for most of us. Sundays differ from
other holidays in the fact that
there are fifty-two ol them every
year on Sundays GO TO CHURCH
4. Yes. 1 know all the excuses.
I know that one can worship the
Creator in a grove of trees, or by
a running brook, or in a man's
own house just as well as in a
church. But I also know as a mat-
ter of cold fact that the average
man does not thus worship.
5. He may not hear a good ser-
mon at church. He will hear a
sermon by a good man, who with
his good wife, is engaged all the
week in making hard lives a little
6. He will listen too and take
part in reading some beautiful
passages from the Bible And if
he is not familiar with the Bible
i he has suffeted a loss.
1 7 He will take part in singing
some good hymns.
| 8. He will meet and nod or
Doctor Lewis ot the State Live-
| stock Sanitary Commission visited
Armstrong Saturday. October 10th.
| and with the local County Agent
1 visited area infected with Anthrax.
I Doctor Lewis after arriving at the
| scene of infection said that all had
j been done that, could be done:
j double treating of all animals on
place, burning grass where cattle
were dragged and then complete-
ly burning '.lie animals which had
Doctor Lewis stated that there
I was little chance of the disease
breaking out again this season, but
that it would be necessary for the
owner of livestock upon the place
having the infection to vaccinate
this comming spring He also stated
that Anthrax is a hot weather dis-
ease and these few cases here in
the Panhandle were unusual and
the first he had known 111 this
He (Dr Lewis) commented favor-
ably upon the quickness of the
owner of the infected animals to
clean up his premises and immune
the rest of his livestock to protect
his own animals and those of his
neighbors J D. H
TO EVERY LEGIONAIRE
To show our appreciation to the
Fire Boys for their assistance and
cooperation at our Rodio lets every
j one attend the play the "Ghost
j House", Thursday and Friday
! nights sponsored by the Fire De-
partment boys. A BUDDY
] speak to good, quiet neighbors. He
! will come away feeling a little
more charitable toward all the
! world, even toward those excessive-
ly foolish young men who regard
| church-going a soft performance.
9 I advocate a man's joining in
( church work for the sake of show-
ing his faith by his works.
Largest Miip o; ihr Sk.iea Hver Built
Joe Bailey & Miss
Mr. Joe Bailey of Claude and
Miss Pauline Townsend of Groom,
Texas were married last Sunday
afternoon, after driving over to
Clovis, New Mexico where the knot
was tied by the County Judge at
They were accompanied to Clovis
by Oren Kerley.
The Newley Weds will make
their home in Claude, where Mr.
Bailey is employed with the Claude
Joe is one of Claude's popu'ar
young men. a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Bailey ana was born and
raised at Claude. Miss Pauline
Townsend is one among Groom's
most popular young ladies and ts
welcomed to Claude by our numer-
ous newly weds and others.
Hearty congratulations and best
wishes to Mr and Mrs. Joe Bailey
and may their troubles, if any.
gentley vanish like sparkling dew
before the morning sun.
History Of Arson
As Handed To
Us By Firemen
A short time ago at the Louis-
iana Fire Chief's Convention in
New Orleans the Assistant General
Manager ol the National Board of
Fire Underwriters gave what he
called the Four Cardinal Principles
of Fire Prevention. He gave them
as follows: First, Proper building
I construction; Second Inspection
! and removal of all fire hazards;
| Third, Campaigning to the public
the necessity of fire prevention
work; and Fourth, Rigid investiga-
| lion and prosecution of all arson
Let us take into discussion the
Fourth Cardinal Principle of Fire
prevention, that is. Rigid Investiga-
| tion and Prosecution of all arson
1 tires. Under one of the greatest
handicaps that every department
| labors, is that of investigating of
J the arson fires; and you that have
1 had experience in this field, will
j agree that the people of your vari-
I ous cities will not co-operate with
[ the fire department in this work.
I Every city has a great number of
| arson fires every year to cope with,
and their investigations are num-
bers of time without any head-way
Before we go too far into the
subject of arson, let us give, what
might be called, brief history of
arson. Perhaps one of the first to
discover fire was the Prehistoric
Man in the Stone Age then he used
his discovery in some manner to
satisfy his re\enge on an enemy
Turning the pages ot History, you
all have heard how the Emperorer
Nero burned the City of Rome. In
the Eighteenth Century, we have
our first real record of a law
against arson. The King of Eng-
land was losing numbers of ships
for the reason that people were
burning them In order to prevent
such further losses, the King had
a law passed in 1772 that made
the act a crime to burn one of
the King's ships. This Act became
known as the King's Protective
Act. The Act proved to be such a
success that a later king in Eng-
land planned to use it to prevent
the burning of his subject's homes.
The act was passed in 1861 and was
known as the Malicious Damage
Act of 1861 In our own United
States, there has been numerous
such laws passed to prevent arson
but without avail We have the
largest fire loss of any nation in
There are five motives that will
cause a person to burn his home.
They are; First To conceal a crime.
Numbers of times there has been
fires start°d by some THE1F to
cover the evidence such as the
robbing of a mercantile building:
• The Do-X completed its Atlantic flight when it alighted in the waters of New York Harbor. The airshig
n mm f«r« on its trip to four continents, visiting in torn Africa, South America and North America,
ihf ihm part of Western Europe at the atari. The vessel'* carrying capacity can be beat likened
MM Plliaia can. with additional space for dining facilities, lounging and moving
I Second A person will burn the
: home of another for revenge or
i malice against another. A small
j percentage of arson fries are start -
j ed in this manner. Third. Some
I mentally dearrange person will
bum a home or building for the
i sake of excitement Fourth A per-
I son will burn a home for the
reason of defrauding an insurance
companv. The largest percentage of
I nrcou fires will fall into this class
and Fifth. Over-Insurance has
: caused n large number of fires.
Over-insurance of a house will
tempt an own r in hard chrum-
^ stances to burn a home quicker
(Continued On Last Page)
Items From Tbe
16 Years Ago
W. M, Miller was in Amarillo
W. A. Logue of AmartUo was In
J L. MrCane was in Amarillo on
Registered Jersey Bull at my
farm.—W. J. DUFFEL.
Mrs. J. A. Emery of Goodnight
is reported to be critically 111.
Go to Weaver's grocery for fresh
beef and cured meats.
Mr. Adamson of Amarillo was a
guest of A V. Nelson.
Constable Charlie Mitchell of
Goodnight was in Claude Monday.
J E Brook has been confined to
his room this week with la grippe.
Miss Cassie Lelsburg of Claren-
don was a guest Sunday of ber
cousin. Miss Mae Cline.
W. J. B. Richards, the "war horse
man," shipped a car of horses to
Fort Worth Friday.
Sterrett. the young son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jake Hawes, is ill of
pneumonia Mrs. Baker is aursing
John Neal came down from Ama-
rillo Sunday and spent the day
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. F. Neal.
The weather the latter part of
last week and first part of this
week was very disagreeable, an
icy wind from the northwest broke
our long string of pretty days and
business for the coal man took a
. Chas. Cobb of the Mt. Pleasant
'ommunity was a caller at The
News office Wednesday, subscrib-
ing for The News and the Dallas
News at our clubbing rate. Chas.
Cobb is a hustling young farmer,
takes pride in his occupation and
makes money at it.
W. H Hickox called at The
News office Tuesday and in speak-
ing of the outlook for another
big wheat yield said he never
saw prospects much better but
that his crop doesn't look as good
now as wheat did at this time
last year. He says a few days of
sunshine will greatly benefit it.
Mr Hickox has 130 acres in wheat
this year and last hr had only 70.
E. J. Goodin, who lives south of
town, came in Saturday and had
us send him The News a year. Mr.
Goodin is just starting his eight
year as tenant on Mrs. B S. Bates
farm. Some recommendation as to
his ability, we think.
D. W Badgely was in Amarillo
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Cobb were
in Amarillo Monday
Miss Lela Appling was visiting
in Amarillo Tuesday.
R A Moore was in Amarillo
yesterday on business
Mr and Mrs. S E Cleland of
Washbum were shopping in town
Wilson, the little son of Mr.
and Mrs. W H James, has been
very ill this week
Rev. W H McKinzie of Good-
night was a guest Wednesday of
Rev. J. R Hicks
Harrell Redmon of the Fairview
neighborhood was critically ill
Monday of last week
Mrs. W. A. Warner returned
Saturday from College Station
where she had spent several days.
G T Brumniett sold a car of
cattle to Popham & Bolton and
delivered them at Amarillo last
James Julian returned home
Monday after a short visit with
his brother. Kenneth, and other
Hon H. S Bishop of Amarillo
was in Claude yesterday, stopping
off here on his way home from
Clarendon where he has been at-
Harmon Benton. agricultural
demonstrator for Armstrong, Pot-
ter. Randall and Oldham counties,
was among our farmers this week.
He thinks wheat is growing off
Winona, the little six year old
daughter of Judge and Mrs. H.
L Moblev. has been critically ill
of pn"umonia for several days. At
times it seemed that death only
could relieve her of the intense
News Notes from Goodnight
Mrs Groves has recovered from
1 her recent illness.
Miss Goldy Stanton has return-
; to Dalhart.
Mrs Eph McDowell has been
quite sick but is some better.
Mrs Emerv. who has been quite
sick, is reported better at this
Mrs A. J. Kinard and daugh-
ter. Mi« Winnie have returned
! from an extended visit to southern
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