The Granger News. (Granger, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 24, 1925 Page: 4 of 8
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THE GRANGER NEWS. GRANGER, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 24, 1925
THE GRANGER NEWS
Om Year $160
The Childress Post says: "This pa-
per goes into more homes in Child-
ress county than any newspaper In
the world." A rather broad state-
ment, but no doubt true.
Months 1.00 the rapid increase in population of
| Childress the Post is now being issued
R. A. ALFORD, Editor
THE AMEr<K AN PKfc-SS ASSOCIATION
A real friend is the fellow who
stays with you in the pinches. In a
baseball game the pinch hitter is al-
ways relied upon to deliver the goods,
and so it is with a true friend when
81 With the Churches 1
B.-M. BRETHREN CHURCH
Like all other business interests, the
home town newspapers, including the
r .. ■ - News, located throughout the dry
area, are being met with obstacles
Visit the school. See just what Is and » curtailment of business, but as
being done in an educational way In long as we can get enough patron-
Granger age, the old home sheet will continue
to be published in the best section of
Texas. We have faith in Williamson
Services: 1st and 3rd Sundays at
10 a m. 2nd and 4th Sundays at
8 p. m.
Young people's meeting 1st, 3rd
and 5th Sundays 8 p. m.
Rev. Jos. Barton
If you go into the oil game, don't county and believe in the not far dis-
be disapointed if you are slicked out. tant future, our people will rejoice tn
Why is it that some women had
rather hold a flea bitten terrier In
their lap than a baby. Strange world,
Everybody who has the interest of
his or her town at heart will trade
in Granger. This applies to those who
tend out of town for their printing
A review of the divorce records in
Hollywood is further proof that mon-
ey does not always bring happiness.
The exploding of fire crackers on
main street should be prohibited. It
is proper during the holidays, but im-
Some people go into debt to buy
cars and others ride in cars to keep
out of the way of bill collectors.
It takes a flivver to keep things
Send in the name of your visitor.
It makes the home that much bet-
We note in a news headline that
cord wood was coming down in price.
Well, that's some consolation.
The following beautiful article,
written by Former Gov. E. W. Hock,
of Kansas, is going the rounds of
the Middle West Press:
Why do people hang black crepe on
their doors and clothe themselves in
black garments when a loved one
takes departure to that "undiscoverec.
country from whose bourne no trav-
eler returns." Black suggests noth-
ing tender or sweet or beautiful. It
is not an emblem of purity or o*
hope. It is a symbol of night in
Scripture and in all literature is a
signal of danger and despair. One of
the best things the Bible says of
heaven is that "There is no night
there." Really the world needs no
emblem of mourning. Nature heals
and hides her scars as soon as pos-
sible. Every soul knows its own sor-
rows, and that is enough. But if the
world must have a symbol of sorrow,
let it be white, unless indeed, the sor-
row be without hope. White is the
emblem of purity. White is the sym-
bol of peace. White is the garb in
which angels are said to be robed.
White is the color of the Great
Throne around which we love to think
our loved ones are gathered. White
is typical of the eternal day which it
gives us joy to believe has dawned
upon them.—Grapeland Messenger.
71ETWEEN THE LINES
OF A GREAT LIFE
The happiest people in the world
are those who make it a habit of at- j
tending to their own affairs. The
busy-body, tattler and other kin are '
foes to good citizenship and the less !
we have of them, the better for all '
The Bertram Banner, under the new
management of Oliver Cox, is im-
proving in appearance and news mat-
ter every week. Owing to his me-
chanical ability and nose for news, he
is being able to put it over.
The Shenandoah disaster is to be j
investigated thoroughly by the high,
officials of the government, when
everybody knows that the big mon- j
eter of the air met its fate in a winit;
Some merchants believe in adver-
tising and then don't do it. One man
in business told us once that it did not
pay him to advertise. Right at that
minute he was hanging a freshly
painted sign in order to attract the
people to his place of business.
Honey Grove Citizen: The Mineral
Wells Index says that a hick town la
a place where everybody knows just
how many payments you are behind
on your car. And we might add that
a "highbrow" town is one where every
body tells everybody else just how he
made his last batch of home brew.
TELL IT TO THEM!
John Burroughs, the great natural-
ist, poet and .writer, revealed the
longings, the loves and the desires of
his extended life upon this earth be-
tween the lines of what he has writ-
ten as in the few stanzas and sen-
I have missed certain good domestic
good fortunes, such as a family of
many children (I have only one,)
which might have made the struggle
ot' life harder, but which would surely
have brought compensations. Those
lives are indeed narrow and confined
which are not blessed with several
children. Every branch the tree puts
out lays it open more to the storms
and tempests of life, it lays it also
open to the light anil the sunshine,
and the singing and mating of birds.
A childless life is a tree without
He sought the old scenes with eager
The scenes he had known as a boy;
"Oh, for a draught of those fountains
And a taste of that vanished joy!"
He roamed the fields, he wooed the
His schoolboy paths essayed to trace;
The orchard ways recalled his dreams,
The hills were like his mother's face.
Oh, sad, sad hills! Oh, cold, cold
In sorrow he learned the truth—
One may return to the place of his
He cannot go back to his youth.
9:45 a. m. Sunday School, F. L.
Tegge, Supt. assistants, G. C. Pope.
Mrs. Willoby Turner, Mrs. Otis Lamb
and Mrs. G. C. Pope. Last Sunday
was a red letter day. Five children
were consecrated to God in Baptism,
and one pupil presented herself for
churcK membership. The program
rendered by the primary department
was of a high order. Let us maintain
the fine record made.
11 a. m. Sermon by the pastor.
Subject "Big Fish and Big Repent-
ance." Congregation will be fayored
with special music. Great chorus by
strong choir, and duette by Mr. Ira
Hair and Mr. Fred Tegge.
6:30 Senior Epworth League, Mrs.
Otis Lamb, pres.
6:30 Junior Epworth League, Miss
Hazel Pope, Supt.
7:30 p. m. Evening worship and
message. Special music. Solo by
Mrs. C. A. Hughes, Mrs. D. B. Wood
at the piano.
Mid-week prayer service Wednes-
day evening. Since the days are
changing rapidly, let us assemble
earlier for the night services.
Soon our young people will leave
for the Universities. Come and enjoy
their musical programs this last Sun-
day of vacation.
Mr. Elam of Taylor has promised
to instruct our Boy Scouts this week.
Worship with us—make this your
Rev. M. S. Hotchkiss.
A Good Citizen
GOOD citizen is one who supports his Government, as well
as the forces for the upbuilding of his "Home Town." We
want the cooperation of every citizen of this community in
increasing the efficiency of the power and light facilities in
every direction, for only by the co-ordination of our efforts
and by the support of our patrons can the Texas Power and
JUNIOR EPWORTH LEAGUE
Subject—"Flying Over Bible Lands."
Scripture Lesson—Luke 4:16-20.
Seeing Bible Lands—
Ruah Hughes, 1st Junior.
Durwood Pope, 2nd Junior.
Janice Holbert, 3rd Junior.
Sentence Prayers of the boys and
girls who live in the Land of Jesus
Light Company succeed.
The public requires service to the end that the community may grow,
develop and prosper. Without the service furnished by a propec, adequate,
up-to-date system of electric power and light cp community can develop
as it should. You are interested in the prosperity and consequent growth
of your electric power and light system in order that your community
growth and development may not be retarded.
As a Public Servant, with a whole community to serve, the Texas
Power and Light Company recognises that it has a public trust to dip
charge. It realizes that while the company and the public have mutual
obligations, the rights of the public must come first.
This Company is proud of the property as it stands today. It rep»
resents an achievement of thrift, good management and progressiveness.
It thinks you should be proud of your electric light and power system.
It believes that you are, and that every citizen who is open-minded and
fair will be glad to help us rout ill will with candor, confront prejudice
with facts and in the friendliest spirit help us face problems which only
cordial co-operation can solve.
• Tour Electric Servant
Texas Power and Light Co.
San Saba has a municipal band,
An election was held last week and
the result was 150 votes for and 85
against. This means that San Saba
is one of the first towns in Texas to
support a band by taxation according
to the provisions of a state law. A
non-partisan band commission will be
appointed by the city commission and
the expense of maintaining the band
will be bjrne by the tax payers of the
town.—Marble Falls Messenger.
HOLLAND MEN CHARGED
WITH BANK ROBBER'S
B. Y. P. U. PROGRAM
! STEVE MERKA BURIED
SCO VILLEG RAM S
The gospel is not a dagger in the
hand but a magnet in the heart.
Subject—Capturing the Cities for
The South to be Cityized—Mary K.
Questions for Young Christians ta
Young People are going to the
Cities—Bessie Joe Avent.
Piano Solo— Avanelle Houston.
A Sense of the Cities Needs— Joe j
Save the Cities from Corruption—
Cities also Centers of Good—Bea.
Evangelize the Cities—Beatrice
The man who lives wrong can't help
another man to live right.
America is God's last effort for
If you don't want indecent men to
cast indecent looks at your daughter
don't dress her indecently.
If you are genuine Christian you
are saved to, serve and not to loaf.
Church or no church, creed or no
creed, religion or no religion, God
is watching every move you make.
Next time you hear a citizen yelp-1
5ng about a typographical error In
his home paper, just hand him these '
few figures to stop his tongue:
In an ordinary column there are
10,000 pieces of type; there are seven
]K>ssible wrong positions for each let-
ter; there are 70,000 chances to make
an error, and millions of possible i
transpositions In this gne sentence,
"To be or not to be" by transposi- '
tions alone, it ha8 been figured ouv,
2,759,022 errors can be made.
Newspaper people form the "devil"
Tjp to the boss and high official?, tire
merely ht'iran, and liable to err.
Don't be nosing around for errors, but
read for the information you can gev
YouU *ind errors enough In your
daily walk through life without having
to hunt for them in a newspaper.
—Blue Island, (111.) Sunday Standard,
Funeral services for Steve Merka
age 18 years were held at 603 Sloan
Street Saturday morning at 9:30
o'clock which followed by a short ser-
vice at the Catholic church with Rev.
Theo. Drees officiating. Interment
was made in the Catholic cemetery.
The deceased was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. S. J. Merka and his death
was the result of a bullet wound
sustained Thursday night.
Mr. Merka was well known in Tay-
lor, having been born and reared
hef# and leaves A host of fri&nds to
mourn his death.
The deceased is survived by his pa-
rents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Merka, four
sisters, Mrs. John Wendland, Mrs. B.
C. Tonachek, and Mary and Helen
Merka; and two brothers, John ana
Ed Merka, all of Taylor.
The Woman's Missionary Society of
the Methodist Church will meet Mon-
day, Sept. 28, at 4 o'clock. All mem-
bers and those on the program are
urged to be present. The following
program will be rendered:
Song—"T'is So Swfeet to Trust in
Leader—Mrs. Fred Tegge.
Devotional—Bible Lesson "Friendly
Counsel in Domestic Adjustments.'
Prayer—Mrs. J. M. Lamb.
Missionary News—Mrs. J. S. Fox.
Missionary Topics—"Where Sister-
hood Should not end." Mrs. Rudolph.
M- A Message from a Member of the
World Sisterhood, Society.
Business—Roll Call. Respond with
verse. Minutes read. Report of com-
Song—"The Sisterhood Service."
Don't forget the time and place.
A cordial welcome extended to all
who are interested in the Master's
The world does not need an outer
calm, it needs an jnner Christ; not an
outside force but an inside faith; not
an outer coercion but inner convic-
Belton, Sept 22.—Operations of a
North Texas band of robers alleged to
I have been headed by Yancey Storey
| and W. A. Martin of Denton, was
i linked with a Bell county bank rob-
| bery here today when charges of
burglary were filed against five men
I including Storey and Martin.
The three others are Sam Wise-
! man, night watchman of the First
i State Bank of Holland, who reported
the midnight robbery of the bank sev-
eral months ago; Thee Wilkirson,
constable at Holland, and J. C. Wilkir-
s'on, brother of Thee Wilkirson, for-
merly of Holland but now of Denton.
The charges were in connection witti
the robbery of the state bank in which
but $40 was taken.
Wilkirson is now in Denton under
bonds totalling $23,500.
According to word received here
Storey, Martin and Wilkirson have
been re-arrested in Denton.
Rangers Raid Farms
Four farms were raided here be-
fore daybreak today by Ranger Capt.
Tom Hickman and Ranger Stuart
Stanley, Sheriff John Bingham of Bel-
ton and Sheriff Schulyer Marshall of
Dallas. The two prisoners were taken
to Dallas by officers where they will
' be placed in jail with Storey, Martin
and others who face trial for bank
robbery activities at Krum and San-
ger. J. C. Wilkirson was ordered re-
arrested at Denton today.
Other arrests are expected to fol-
low in Denton, Dallas and Bell coun-
Early reports declared the charges
were in connection with a more re-
cent robbery of the Holland bank by
five men, but in the charges only im-
plicate the men in the March 19 rob-
| bery, when robbers entered the bank
at night but were unable to gain en-
trance to the safe. Negotiable bonds
| and a small amount of money was
! obtained out side of the safe, how-
ever. Arrests are expected in tho
daylight holdup, officers said.
When in need of Pure
Milk or Cream
Give us the
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When a person at a revival sits
and wrings his hands and rolls his
eyes and groans like a dying calf,
that's not religion, that's foolishness.
You may prefer the life that cor-
rodes, corrupts, wrecks, ruins, des-
troys, rots, mildews, blasts, blights,
damns, but in the end you will hate
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