The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, February 6, 1931 Page: 3 of 8
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THE COPPER YEA*
Durtntr 1930 the copper indm
try «m arverely affwtcd by th<-
Worldwide Industrial doprcaaion.
production and consumption
929 dons««*tic production of
■a compared with 1,486,-
pound* in 19S0. How
Mm ond of 19S0 about
<7,DM,000 pound* remained in
•tock, more than double the re-
r*i of SOS,000,000 pound* at
the end of 1929. And where
909,000,000 pounds of the metal
war* exported in 1929, only 681,-
000,000 poundw went abroad dur-
Thin li the old atory of over-
production and decreasing con-
sumption, which has demoraliied
a number of other induatrie*. In
the cafe of copper, increaxed de-
mand may materialice in the near
future, but it is doubtful if it will
be oufficient to absorb present
production, and take up the exist-
ing surplus. The only cure for
the condition is curtailment, and
leaders arc now seeking
ut into effect a ~«:ientific pro-
ion program that will give th>'
Industry a chance to reestablish
Itself on a living basis and brin ;
normal prosperity hack to mi. Ing
Common Sense Sermons
By WII.I.IAM A. SESSIONS, B A.
THU UNHIDABLE TRUTH
Written Especially far Ike Albany Newt
Contract for $.'i!"0,000 new
court house at Amarillo has been
let and work is ready to begin.
Plans are ready for a new $100,-
900 Jail at Abilene. Martin coun-
ty Has voted $25,000 bonds for a
Church of Christ
:00 A. M.—Bible Classes.
11 ©0 A. M.— Preaching-Com-
7:15 P. M.—Preaching.
Ti80 P. M.—Bible Class.
Everybody invited to come.
SALE—Six room "hous«j,
2 blocks of court house, $2,500,
$250 .00 cash, liberal terms or
balance.—206-206 Newell Ride
Hereford, Texas. tf.
I have two span good broke
irk mules for sale, price very
nable for cash.—F. W. Alex-
There is an old aaying that is just about as old as the hills which
foes "Truth Will Out." There are so many contradicting sayings
that it is unwiae for a person to lay too much emphasis upon any one.
But somehow in this particular one there i« an element of the inevit-
able that fascinates.
Have you ever seen a man try to hide something that he has done?
Have you ever read detective stories? Have you ever talked with a
Everything that you do you sign with your name. It makes no
difference what it is, whether it is the way you write; throw a ball
talk, walk; or look. There is YOU, in everything that you do, and
you can't remove yourself.
The truth is, hard to hide. You see time is an element that makes
sometimes very little difference in the truth, because it has a way of
leing found out somewhere down the line.
Truth is like a rock that has fallen from a great height into the sea.
There under the surface it has been concealed. Hut a storm comes
and drives a ship far out of its course, and It strikes the rock.
Truth is so many unearthed by parties who had nothing to do with
Its hiding, or cared whether it lay hid forever or not,
A book-keeper will dove tail in various incorrect figurit. into his
account*, and will pocket for himself th< difference in the money that
he has ,hus hidden. An accountant from half way across the coun-
try comes into town and is employed to look over the books.
"Phoney figures here," he says. And the truth is unearthed.
The book-keeper who hud pocketed the easy money is sent to the
Did the accountant intend to convict the book-keeper? Not ut nil;
like the ship hlown against the rock under the water's aurface, just <o
by a strange chance he found the truth of the fraud.
How many men have thought that they surely would be ablelo hide
their sins and wickedness. But "Truth will nut." Kven men in the
highest positions in out- country have been forced into a literal hell |
on earth by their enemies because the truth about their lives was
It is said that Blackmail is one of the most Weadly and unethical
practices of the underworld. Why? Because ^"RUTH lies hidden
only for a never ending PRICE.
Have you ever considered, "F am the Way the TRUTH, and '.he
LIFE. No man cometh unto the Father but by me."
And so Truth is connected wit'n religion: It is connected with right,
and right does not come from physical prowess, but from Ood.
And so when we sin, we sin against Truth.
He who follows in the way of the Christ walks in confidence, know
ing that the Christ's way of Truth is sure, and that the ways of sin
and untruth mean HKLL.
• TM« TOWN WMKM I LlVt IT'S MY TOWN
Why French Ministries Fail
Crisis must follow crisis in the French Parliament, and no Govern-
ment can be sure of even a few months of office.
The reason, we are told, is the "group system."
France has no single strong party able to grasp and keep control.
True, now and then a strong man arises capable of holding together
H majority, it m said, or rircum*tanr x such as the war or the menace
ol bankruptcy unite th< groups
Hut while the groups exist, and are conscious of themselves and of
their appetites, there must necessarily be political turmoil. Thus do-'
clares Sisley Huddloaton, the Paris correspondent of the London Nev
Statesman, who tells us further that most of the Parliamentary groups
in France "resemble each other like the ribs of a fan."
Virtually their only difference with a few exceptions is that one
rib in to the Left, another rih i« in the Center, and a third rib is to
the Right, and Mr. Huddlcxton goes on to say:
"Tne common method of depicting the parties in the form of • fan
is unconsciously better than is intended by those who draw these dia-
grams. Most of the ribs are interchangeable, and It would not much
matter were one to turn the fan round so that the Right ribs are on
the Left and the I^oft ribs on the Right.
"This generalisation does not apply to the Communists; but I should
hesitate to say that it does not apply to the Socialists, Who have be-
come fairly orthodox in their attitude toward property, and who furn-
ish some of the most ardent champions of the idea of patriotism
"It applies, of course, to the Radicals, who have always displayed a
spirit of opportunism, and altho at present there is a strong current
which carries the Radicals toward Socialism, the leaders are discreetly
feeling their way toward an alliance with the Moderate groups.
"The exact place of the Radicals in the fan varies according to the
circumstances. As for the smaller groups in the Center, it is diffi-
cult to distinguish between them, except by giving them the names
of their chiefs. Even the Democratic and Republican Union other-
wise the Marin (Jroup against which the Radicals particularly rail,
has consistently voted for the Radical program in home and foreign
affairs which the Radicals, for personal reasons, have voted
The result is, we read then, that politics in general are a matter of
persons and of groups, a matter of getting into office, and of keeping
others out of office, rather than a matter of programs and parties in
the Fnglish and American sense.
If Mr Tardieu, for instance, it is pointed out, speaks in favor of •
l Franco (ierman understanding, he receives no applause from the Rad-
icals; while if Mr.Herriol issues a warning against Germany, lie is
applauded by the Radicals. Security, declares Mr. Huddleston, i.s -i
reactionary principle when it is enunciated by one side, and it is n
progressive principle when it is enunciated by the other side, and he
"The onlooker who tries to see straight and think clearly is partic-
ularly pur./.led when he observes that no political tree in France is
judged by its fruits, but only by the label that the gardener has at-
tached to it,
"^'his means, of course, that the notion of a responsible Opposition
is scarcely appreciated. To he in opposition*-—that is to say, out of
office is to be, at all times and seasons, the adversary of the Gov-
Ford Once Sold
BUT—MORE AMAZING — TNE
BANKERS SAID IT WAS
NOT WORTH IT
By B. F. Forbes
HENRY FORD ONCE SOLD
HIS business to William C. Du-
Ford's selling price was $8,-
000,000, all cash.
Durant agreed to buy, but—
The Ford businww
that much money."
IS IT ANY W'
Durant has mver
groat love for
nity or that he
later, to establish
What happened to
baalneas (hat was "not
much money T"
Ten yoan later this ta
Ford Raid to buy oat his
stockholder*; the first
•hows how much they paid
second what they received
Paid in I
THAT DRAMATIC BIT OF
automobile history is revealed hy
Theodore F. MacManus in the
fascinating new hook, "Men, Mon-
ey and motors" written by him
and Norman Beasley. It was Mr.
MacManus who put the idea into
It was in 1000. Ford and his
then closest associate, James
$ 2,400 929,998,1
1 John W. 'An-
John Dodge 5,000
John S.Gray 10,500
Over and above that, each
innl investment of $5,000 hai
drawn down $4,985,750 in divi-
Cour.cna, were at a
hotel, when Durant telephoned.
Ford was lying on the floor of
his room writhing from Lumbago;
so Cogens answered. Ford .ik-
od Couzens to see
stairs. Couxens returned in half, the past six weeks during the HK
Say, did you know that the Albany News is
among the best read papers in the State? Yes,
it goes into the homes of the folks and they sure
4iad iLPkejaidjniki|es and by Fri-
f'av noon :t's n every home mostly in the Coun-
for* -f fMy-fe3^ (he Old Horn
and Mrs. Walter Wood 1
Durant down-. Wood has been in Stockdale fof
turned last week-end
Marcos and S'ockdale.
TSI TOWN WHCRK I UIV*-. IT MY TOWN
Presbyterian Calendar-Every Sunday
9:46 A. M.—Sunday School—J. O. Gordon, Supt.
11:00 A. M.—Morning Worship.—Sermon by J. A. Owen, Pastor.
6:00 P. M.—Young People's Christian Endeavor—Frank Wilhelm,
Evening service—7:00 o'clock.
Prayer Meeting, Wednesday evening—7:00 o'clock.
Spccial music at every service.
Mr. Paul Farling, Choir director.
Mr. Arthur Brackett, Organist.
You will enjoy these services and they will be helpful to you.
an hour and this followed
"Billy Durant wants to buy
the Ford Motor Co."
"How much will he pay?"
"Eight million dollars."
"All right. But<—gold on the
table!" snapped Ford.
"Hew do you mean that?"
"I mean cash. Is he still down-
"No. I told him to come hack 1
"Durant came back the follow
ing morning, and Couitens deliver-
ed Ford's message. The two men
shook hnnds on the proposition
and Durant left to raise the nec-
essary money. Durant had reach-
ed an agreement with Couxens to
pay $2,000,000 in cas'n and the
balance in one and two years.
"On Oct. 26, 1909, Durant re-
ceived the sanction of his board
of directors for the acquisition of
the Ford business, went back to
his bankers and was informed:
"We have changed our minds.
ness and death of her mother.
WALTER L. MORRIS
Announces opening of office* fflt
the general practice of law at
1302-8 Sinclair Buildinc
Fort Worth, Texu
R. T. Reds $10.00
Barred Rocks 10.0$
GOOD PROSPECTS FOR 1931
Abilene, Texas, February 4.
Prospects for West Texas' 1981
grain and cotton crops are unus-
ually good, according to the find-
ings of a recent business condi-
tions survey conducted by the
West Texas Utilities Company,
and released from its general of-
The West Texas Utilities Com-
pany serves a territory comprising
forty-eight counties, and the sur-
vey covered crop conditions and j
expectations over a section ap-
proximately IS,000 square miles
The company's report says:
"Due to the abundant moisture
precipitated during the post three
months, indications of an unus-
ually large grain crop have been
reported from all sections of the
properties, and pasturage is in the
best condition reported in years.
"It i.s yet too early to estimate
the percentage of increase in
grain production, but the acreage
planted totals approximately
double that ever sowed before.
"A1 the present time, farmers
are optimistic over cotton pros
poet* for 1981 the final result
depending in a large measure on
Spring rains. An encouraging1
aspect is the fact t'nat there i •
now enough moisture in the topi
and sub soils to assure good cot- j
ton production even though spring
and summer rains are light."
The report on general trade
and collections is not as favorable
as the crop indication, yet without
exception all sections of the terri-
tory look forward to improved
business and collections within
the next four to five months.
Several important construction
and development projects are be-
ing carried forward at the present
time, and leading ndustries
throughout West Texas anticipate
increased activity in the near fu-
QUITTING BUSINESS SALE
Offers Extraordinary Bargains
for Friday and Saturday
A fine heavy double Blanket.
Men's Flannel Shirts, form-
Sells most places for So.00
erly sold for $1.95
$1 J, oilers at $1,00
50c, broken sizes
Cadies Silk Dresses, values
Silk Dresses, values
One special rack of Ladies
and Children'! Dratm. For-
mer value* $6.75 to )7.SI
One Dreis at Sale Rrice S3
An extra Dress for
Men's Flannel night Shirts
We are sacrificing good de-
chandise in the entire store
at redicnlou* prices.
Our Nickel Shoe Sale still
offers some fine Shoes in
Women's and Children's
One pair at Sale Price, e*
wr w; .T tf\
Men's fine Sweaters. Vslusi
up to $3.95. Good selection
One lot of Ladies left-over
ho company'- report concilia
Conditions will not he fund
Your pick of our entire
stork of l.at'i'H winter Hat
iund until ;i good crop
ted and sold \
M1 .J -H Sammon-; u.t. ret urn
(1 to her home here after an
nd'-d visit with relatives in Ro-
Men's Athletic Shorts
New reductions hav
been made on all of our
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McCarty, Richard H. The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, February 6, 1931, newspaper, February 6, 1931; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth401468/m1/3/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Old Jail Art Center.