Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, April 11, 1947 Page: 1 of 6
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In the Interest of the
Farming & Ranching
Growth of this Section
A Community Service
for Armstrong county
& Its Trade Territory
CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APR. 11, 1947.
Marisue Barred Seriously Injured
and Mrs. LiUie Baker Killed in Auto
Accident Near Gallup, Saturday
Citizens of this community were
shocked and saddened Saturday of
last week of the news of the
tragic automobile accident near
Gallup, New Mexico, where Mrs.
Lillie Baker was killed instantly
and Miss Marisue Harrcd was cri-
The accident occurred Friday
evening about 11:00 o'clock, two
miles from Gallup, when tile ear
driven by L D. Robison, rammed
the back of a pick-up parked in
the middle of the highway. The
pick-up was driven ty negros
from Oklahoma, enroute to Calif-
ornia and for some reason, stop-
ped in the middle of the high-
way at the bottom of a hill. Mr.
Robison was driving between 35
and 40 miles an hour and com-
ing over the crest of the hill he
saw the pick-up and attempted
to swerve around it, however, the
bumpers locked, throwing the
Robison car into the pick-up.
It was snowing some at the
lime of the accident, but was re-
ported not enough to obscure the
The occupants of the Claude
car were L. D. Robison, driving,
Miss Marisue Harred and Mrs.
Lillie Baker, riding in the front
seat, and Mrs. Estelle Armstrong,
Carl and Joanne Armstrong and
Jim Baker in the back scat.
The party was enroute to Car-
tcz, Colorado to attend the fu-
neral of a grand-daughter of the
Bakers, and niece of Mrs. Arm-
strong and Mr. Robison, 3 month
old Sharon Kay, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Robison of Cortez,
When the accident occurred
Mrs. Baker was killed instantly
by a blow on the head from
a part of the supcr-structor of the
car. Miss Marisue Harred suffered
serious head injuries and lacera-
tions of her mouth and tongue.
L. D. Robison sustained a broken
nose and minor cuts. Mrs. Estelle
Armstrong received a broken leg
and fractured collar bone. Carl
and Joanne Armstrong sustained
cuts and bruises and Jim Baker
cuts and bruises. All were hospi-
talized at Gallup, N. Mex. Mari-
sue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. H. Harrcd, had to have a
spinal tap to determine the ex-
tent of internal Injuries. Her
condition remains serious.
Harmon Harred and Harden
Bartley rushed to Mineral Wells,
Texas to drive Mr. and Mrs. H.
H. Harred to the bed-side of
their daughter, Marisue. Smithy
Harred and sister, Mrs. Aubrey
Knight also went to Gallup.
Funeral Services were held Last
Wednesday, April 9, 1917, for Mrs.
Now on Sale
Boy Scouts of Troop 17 started
their Jamboree Ticket sales Tues-
day of this week. The Scouts are
contesting between their Patrols to
sec who can sell the most tickets.
The winning Patrol will be enter-
tained with a skating party.
The Jamboree will be held at 9:30
a.m. Saturday, April 23, on the lots
in front of the Baptist Church.
Funds derived from this event go
into the Troop Treasury to iinance
the Troop and for the purchase of
various camping equipment.
The Jamboree is not connected in
anyway with the campaign being
conducted by the Lions Club, who
are raising $1000 for permanent
buildings at Boy Scout Camp Don
The Jamboree is an annual event
of the troop, wherein, each Pat-
rol contest the other in such
scouting activities as fire by fric-
tion, knot tying, cooking, drilling,
etc. All the camping equipment
will be set up for inspection.
While talking to W. L. McGehee
this week he stated that he saw
Eddie Mahler, of Wayside, in
Claude and was wondering if the
Grandjury, which was in session,
influenced his visit in anyway. Mr.
McGehee seemed to feel that it
must have because he saw curtiss
McGehee with Mr. Mahler.
Anyway, Mr. McGehee, we were
glad to see so many fine folks
from Wayside over this way and
invite them to come often.
J. Z. Goodlsby of Abilene, Tex-
as, was visiting Claude friends
He is a member of one of the
pioneer families of Claude. His
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William
Goodlsby were neighbors of the
Reck family and his father, was
salesman for Watkins Products.
J. Z. attended Claude school
from 1904 to 1911 and he recalls
schoolmates Floyd Wilson, Greely
Warner and Loyd Nelson.
Mr. Goodlsby was looking after
I property interests here and look-
j ing up old school mates.
DEFENDS JAPS . . . Miss Elea-
nor C. Goode, New York City, the
first woman to appear before the
8th army tribunal as defense coun-
sel for an accused Jap war crim-
inal, is shown in court. Her clicnt
is charged with brutal treatment
Lillie Baker and her grand-
daughter, Sharon Kay Robison,
at Cortez, Colo. Enterment was
made in the Cortez Cemetery.
To-night at the
"Do You Believe In God?"
"What Is Man?"
"Why Is Man Like He Is?"
These are the subjects for the
first three services of the ten day
meeting beginning at the Metho-
dist Church tonight.
The Pastor, Rev. Rollo Davidson,
will do the preaching and Rev.
Roscoe Trostle of Follett, Texas, is
the song leader and worker with
youth. Mrs. Davidson will have
charge of the children's meeting.
Children, Youth and Prayer ser-
vices will begin each evening at
7:30. Church service is at 8:00 P.
M. Bro. Trastle is a very success-
ful worker with youth. We invite
all youth to hear him. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to all ser-
The service will begin at 7:00
on Tuesday evening, April 15 and
will be dismissed by 8:00 o'clock
so there will be no conflict with
the Senior Play, which will not
begin until 8:15.
Let us work for this meeting
and encourage your friends to
attend every service with you.
Morning Services will be held
during the week, beginning at
10:30. There will be no morning
services this Friday and Saturday
SMALLEST CAMERA . . . Built
and designed for use by OSS
agents and underground forces
during World War II, this tiny
"M.B." camera, no larger than Its
namesake, a matchbox—is now on
Three Minute Sermon
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago
A Hand In Need
National Sunday School Week will be observed this year during
April 14th to April 20th by American youth throughout the nation.
Sponsored by the Laymen's National Committee, Vanderbilt Hotel,
New York, the sole purpose of the Week is to encourage boys and girls
to regularly attend the church of their choice. i
The parents of these children must look to the future with mis-
giving until sucli time as the yputh of our nation reflects the posses-
sion of n knowledge of God. (
Today, the world is face to face with mankind's worst enemy —
HATK. It is running rampant throughout the country. It is being
manifested everywhere we turn. It is being reflected by our young
children in their utter disregard for established principles, law and
This situation will not right itself, nor will it be remedied by the
waving of some magic wand. If we really want to be honest with
ourselves, we will admit that it can largely, if not entirely, be at-
tributed to our putting material gains over spiritual values.
The establishment of National Sunday School Week is not a cure-
rll for what is termed Juvenile Delinquency. It is only a step in that
Liicjtion, but it it t right step and a practical ittp.
It takes a great war, with its
unprecedented drain on our labor
and resources, to reduce this coun-
try to an economy of scarcity. In
normal times, the average Ameri-
can consumer enjoys the fruits
of an economy of abundance.
Retail stores present an ac-
curate guage of our unprecedent-
ed living standards. Every kind
and character and quality of goods
is found on their shelves. The
needs of all tasts, all pocketbooks.
have been anticipated and met.
That is not true of any other
country. Abroad, good stores are
usually found only in the larger
cities, and they are patronized
most extensively by people of rel-
atively large income. The person
who lives in the village has small
choice when he goes to market.
The progressive single unit stores
must be given credit for the pre-
sent scope and efficiency of Ameri-
can retailing. They reach the
smaller centers of population, and
offer consumers selections of goods
comparable to those found in big
cities. No matter where you live,
regardless of the distance from
the manufacturing areas, standard
goods of known quality and value
arc Immediately available.
The retailer is the consumers'
link with the vast American pro-
duction machine. Without that,
link, the abundance made possible
by mass production would be de-
nied to millions. The store, like
the factory, directly affects the
well-being of us nil.
News Office To
Close Fri. And Sat.
The Claude News Office will be
closed nil day Friday and Satur-
day of this week so the force may
take in the Press Meeting being
held in Amarlllo. The Editors,
their wives and the Former Editor
plan to take in the whole affair
and perhaps thus obtain Informa-
tion for a bigger and better Claude
News for this year.
The office will be open again
Monday for regular business.
A recent Gallup poll reveals
that more than four out of every
ten families in the United States
follow the practicc of saying grace
before meals. However, a genera-
tion ago six families in ten gave
thanks to God, before meals.
The Scriptures contain numerous
admonitions to give thanks to God,
the strongest one being found in
Ephesians 55:20, "Giving thanks
always in the name of our Lord
But when wc think of God's
greatness, we sometimes wonder
if it makes any difference to Him
whether we give thanks at the
table or not. It seems such an in-
Then comes the moment when
we must see God in all tenderness,
when we must realize that every-
thing, no matter how inconse
quential, makes an impression on
We have been created to give
glory to God. Thus we feel good
when we thank Him for such
seemingly commonplace things as
our daily meals. We feel that we
are acting in harmony with His
plans and purpose for our lives.
Nothiing is so small and of so
little importance that God does
not expect us to thank Him for
it. For the little things of life
are also ordained uf God.
"Whether therefore ye eat. or
drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all
to the glory of God" (I Cor. 10:31)
Even the less profound things of
life like eating and drinking are
important in God's sight, for he
experienced them as the Son of
God, and he said that "the dis-
ciple is not above his master."
Truly Jesus is our model. For
we find in the study of his life
that his manner of returning
thanks at the simplest meal was
so noticeable that two of his dis-
ciples recognized him by this after
As we reflect upon the wondrous
goodness of God toward us on the
one hand, and upon the other
hand think of how seldom we
give him thanks, we are humbled
before our Creator. Would you not
soon tire of helping and provid-
ing for someone so ungrateful as
never to even mumble "thank you"
for that which you have done for
CONGRATULATION'S , . . Ken-
neth Spencer, 6, offers his con-
gratulations to "Blackout of Toka-
den," winner in male collie clas9
at Valley View Park Country club,
Sherman Oaks. Calif.
To Call For Food
In Storm Area
The Citizen or this community
started responding to needs of
citizens in Glazier, Hiegins and
communities in that vicinity that
were severely damaged Wednes-
day evening of this week when a
Tornado hit that area.
Milk, Baty food and baby bot-
tles have already been sent by the
| local Red Cross. Mrs RoJgers, lo-
icnl Chairman, reports that many
| calls have been received by her
offering assistance and that they
are standing by until needs from
that area have been reported. One
I nurse from Claude has volunteer-
ed and is standing by.
At this time they need baby
clothing, prepared foods, especially
for making soups. Foods and clo-
thig are being taken at Corbin
Food Locker and will be sent from
there. At the time of this writing
it was planned to fly a load of
frozen meat from Claude to the
area that had been given by lock-
er holders. It is felt that most of
the emergency will be met by late
Saturday of this week.
WIDOWS OVER AGE 65 GET
Most widows attaining the age
of 65 whose husbands had died
after December 31, 1939, and were
fully insured under the Federal
Old-Age and Survivors Insurance
system and who received a lump-
sum payment mny be eligible for
monthly benefit checks for the
| rest of their lives, unless they
j have remarried, Mr. J. R. Cander-
son, manager of the Social Se-
curity Administration field office
at Amarlllo, Texas, said. These
widows must file claims, however,
to receive payments and should
contact the nearest Social Secur-
ity Administration office for cor-
Despite information furnished
at the time of husband's death,
many widows do not understand
they may receive monthly bene-
fits when they reach age 65.
Although efforts have been made
to contact the widow in these
cases, very often she had moved
nnd cannot be located. "Only re-
cently a widow came Into our of-
fice, "Mr. Sanderson said, "and
learned that she had lost several
months' payments because she had
Two carloads of Claude Folks
drove over to Wayside, Thursday
night, April 3rd, for a very enjoy-
able visit and business meeting
with the Farm Bureau Folks on
that side of the Canyon. In the
group from Claude were: Herbert
Hunt, President, Clyde Cope, Vice-
President; Carl Wood, Secretary:
Chas. Reed. County Agent; Henry
Finley, Flying Farmer; Delton Dye,
Commissioner; and Ben Haltead
and his son, who made some good
old fashioned music that was real-
ly enjoyed by every one.
Carl Wood and several of the
others discussed some of the ac-
complishments and services of the
Chas. Reed discussed the pro-
posed Soil Conservation District
election, and other problems of
interest to the Farmers of this
After the program twelve new
members joined the organization,
these plus renewals that were
already in, gives this community
the best percentage of members
in the county. At least 90'.' of
the Wayside farmers arc members
for the coming year. How about
I this Claude, Goodnight, and the
other communities? Guess we are
going to have t;> go some to beat
Everyone from Claude came
home singing the praises of the
hospitality of the folks at Way-
side. They promised v. come over
to our next meeting and invited
us to come back soon. We should
have more of these get-togethers.
After our program, and the re-
freshments were over, they invit-
ed Ben and his son to play some
more, after which they had a
meeting to organize a ball club
and put up a lighted field. In less
than half hour they had decided
to play soft ball this summer and
had raised almost Three Hun-
dred Dollars to put up lights. Con-
gratulations to this wide awake
community, and thanks again for
showing the Claude members such
a good time.
Henry Hamblen acted as Chair-
man for the ball club meeting,
and Eddie Mahler, director from
Wayside, was host and had charge
of the arrangements for the Farm
In the Claude City Election held
Tuesday, April 1st. Mayor Hugh
Doak was re-elected for Mayor.
Aldermen elected were C. Y. Blake-
ney, and J E. Weeks according to
the scant information wc were
able to get.
| ENVIABLE AIR RECORD
Eathbound folks who secretly
envy the freedom of flight, yet
I feel there is danger in air travel,
1 might well take to the blue after
i reading the record of Capt. Fred-
j erick Dudley Travers. The British
' pilot retired recently with a re-
! cord of flying 2,750,000 miles in
"I have never had an accident,
' never crashed and never had a
single passenger injured," the 50-
' year-old bachelor said.
[ His 19 100 hours as a pilot, cover
j service with the Royal Flying
Corps in World War I, several
years of barnstorming, and com-
mercial flying since 1926.
Some folks who call themselves
j morons, are actually bragging.
To an American, step in ideals
of liberty, the most appalling
trend in the world today is the
growth of collectivism. Practically
all of the nations of the O'.d
World have turned backs on free-
dom, and accepted willingly or
otherwise, the cruel ideology of
the super-state. Under collectiv-
ism. the individual is nothing, ex-
cept insofar as he can be used to
serve the purpose of the govern-
ment. The state is all.
This leaves the United States
almost alone as the citadel of a
tradition of freedom which goes
back to the Magna Carta. And
this imposes on the government
and the people of the Untied
States an enormous obligation—
to prove that the dignity of the
individual still lives, that the
rights of man are a fact and not
a myth, that freedom is a vital
force that will not be denied.
This obligation can be be dis-
charged in only one way—by re-
sisting every encroachment by the
state upon the privileges, the
Boy Scout Camp
As we said before the Claude
Lions Club has taken on the task
of raising $1,000 as Armstrong Co-
unty's quota on the District $25,00D
building program on the land no.v
owned by the Boy Scouts as a
perminant camp in the Palo Dura
Canyon, by popular subscription,
and a task it is too for we arc ma-
king headway slowly, having some-
thing over one-third of it to dat \
Good people we need your help.
The Lions have a committeo
working on this fund and they are
Clarence Blakeney, Judge Pf it Mor-
ris, Merle Nelson and B. Waggoner
who will be more than happy to
take your check toward this worthy
cause or you can give it to any
member of the Lions Club. The
Bay Scout organization is one of
our best character building insti-
tutions next to the churches and
we can't let them down, even
though we are fortunate in hav-
in': good boys and no juvenial de-
linquency pro! lem in the commu-
nities of Armstrong County. Lets
appreciate these boys and their
good behavior by taking a part in
Here is the list of Armstrong
County citizens that believe in the
boys and have contributed to this
program: J. C, Hooker, Henry Fin-
ley, F. B. Doshier, T. R. Osborn,
Glenn Butler. Chas. Stewart, M.
E. Nelson, Collier Corbin. J. H.
Gunter, B. Waggoner, V. G. Wood-
burn, Clyde Cope. II. D. Robison,
Chest < ■ Carr, John McClure, W.
R. McGowan, Laura Nickell C. Y.
Rlakeney, Rit Morris, Perry Wolf,
Harold Nave, Alfred Reck, J. R.
Porter. Rollo Davidson. Scott Lay-
cock, Lei a Appling, Ed Yelton.
To these people we say thank
you and we know the boys of this
district say thank you also.
It is a big job gettiiV' around to
see oil you folks so when you see
one of the Lions, especially one on
this committee stop him right
there and give your contribution
to this program lest you and he
Lee Goodin of Claude was ap-
pointed by Armstrong County Com-
mittee as representative for the
Bindweed Control Committee of
There will be a meeting held in
the Amarillo Hotel Tuesday morn-
ing, April 15 at 10:30 p.m. to dis-
cuss wrys and means of Bindweed
Control in the Panhandle.
rights and the prerogatives of in-
dividuals. If we permit govern-
ment to dominate us in our eco-
nomic life, we will eventually have
government domination of all oth-
er facets of existence. Freedom is
an absolute—once v.? temporize
with it. we pave the way for its
Those nations which wish col-
lectivism are entitled to it. But
it must never be confused with
freedom or allowed a foothold
Ford Cars Higher
And Better Made
The Claude News of December
30, 1921 carried a big ad which
"Reductions in Ford Cars. Now
is the time to buy (And here was
a picture of the then new model
T) "Lowest, prices in the history
of the Ford Cnr, Runabout, deliv-
ered - - $420.00. Touring, delivered
- - $451 .50, Coupe, delivered - -
$70100, Sedan, delivered - - $770 00.
Authorized Ford Sales and Ser-
vice Station. Repair work on all
cars done by experienced mechanics
with the best of shop equipment,'
Prices Reasonable, Full line of
Accessories, Gas, Oils, Grease,
Baker & Badgley."
"A tree is known by its fruit and
not by Its leaves."
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RED CROSS IN FINLAND . , . The Tlmonen family, shown above,
formerly of Suojarul, India, Is among 450,000 Finnish evacuees from
the Raltlc province which now forms part of Russia. The American
Red Cross, whose relief program to Finland has counted heavily dur-
ing the cold winter months of the past two years In a'lex i.'.ting
the needs of the nation, is taking care of families like the Timor.ens
with warm clothing, such at the boy'i pajamas—his first.
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