The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 237, Ed. 1 Monday, February 14, 1938 Page: 2 of 6
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THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texas
Monday, February 14, 1938 !
This Curious World “CUT
AT the 4-
RELIEF ROLLS DON’T
GROW ANY SMALLER
In case you think that govern-
ment spendng for relief is some-
thing which originated along about
1932 and is exclusive to the last few
years, look over some figures com
piled by the Works Progress Admin-
Since 1911 the government has
been paying a large share of the
aid furnished the jobless and the
destitute in the United States. As
early as 1929 public funds were pay-
ing more than three-fourths of the
national relief bill.
And if you believe that the ever-
mounting governmental expendi-
tures for aid to the needy is a com-
parative recent thing and blamable
upon economic events of the last
six or seven years, there are more
Since than same 1911, relief ex-
penditures have grown steadily in
the United States. In fact, in 16 of
the country’s largest cities they in-
creased elevenfold between 1911 and
1929, despite the flourishing pros-
perity during the latter part of
Another significant portion of the
WPA report was the fact that with
each successive depression, serious
or slight in the last 20 years, relief
spending has climbed to a new high
And as each succeeding era of
prosperity followed, the amount of
aid given the unemploye 1 and the
destitute did not return to its form-
er plane, but remained almost static
until a pew depression came along.
Then expenditures were boosted
All of which tends to prove that
the problem of relief provisions
from public funds is not as new as
many have thought and further,
that there is comparatively little if
any chance that It should ever re-
turn to private organizations again.
This does not mean that private
groups, Comm unity Funds of a doz-
en different aims and methods, will
COPR 1930 BY SEA SERVICE. INC.
l~y!/HERE ARE ABOUT THREE
AND THREE-FOURTHS MILES OF
SILK IN A PAIR. OF LADIES’
EVEN a toy yvatch will show correct time at the North or South
Pole. Since all time zones meet there, It is all times of the day at
once, After all, time is only a man-made reckoning.
NEXT: How can black make white whiter?
Several people took credit for the
rain from the fact they washed
their automobiles Sunday .... Jack
Shull said the minute he finished
shining his auto a cloud came up!
Children walking to school this
morning canying dozens of color-
ful Valentines for teachers and
friends. ... a big day for all.
(Continued from Page One)
We really ought to say something
about the rain .... but after all
nothing can be done about it ... a
few old standbys always call up and
inform us that it’s raining whenever
that phenomenon occurs, but evi-
dently they were stunned by the
whole thing and we had to find out
not continue to function in their
own specialized courses. But it does
mean that relief as a state and na-
tional business, so to speak, is or
soon will be as permanent and as
important a governmental function
as departments of commence, agri-
culture, labor or state.
The study of relief problems will
be included in the currtculums of
universities, some time may hold
cabinet honors in 'the federal gov-
ernment, will open new careers to
students of charity—in short will
become a national industry all its
eight egg pods a square foot along
ditches or fence rows or two pods
a square foot in exposed areas. The
pods may contain as many as 75
Like surveys in the fall of 1936
enabled Reppert to predict accu-
rately the 1937 infestation in Texas
and led to plans for control meas-
ures which, It is estimated, resulted
in a saving of more than $6,000,000.
Hoppers caused damage estimated
at $3,000,000 last year In Texas
areas where no control measures
Hopper control measures hinge
upon setting out poisoned bait, usu-
ally a mixture of bran and sodium
arsenate, as the hoppers emerge and
before they have time to spread and
multiply. Unfavorable weather may
act as a controlling factor in grass-
hopper development, but the Winter
to date has been favorable to insect
life, experts have pointed out.
To Use More Poison
Severity of the probable 1938 in-
festation is shown by estimates that
Texas will require 14,000 tons of bait
rates and information
10c per line first insertion, 5c
per line for subsequent insertions.
Count 6 average words to the line.
FREE FARMERS EXCHANGE
Farmers who are .paid-up sub-
scribers may run ads free of
charge to exchange, buy or sell
anything except real estate and
oil and gas leases, and royalties.
All ads will be run 6 times.
FOR TRADE—Maytag washing
machine, with gasoline motor, for
brooder house. Mrs. Dick Sherwood,
3 miles west and 214 miles north of
WANTED—Lady to keep house
and cook for small family. Mrs.
Gerald Mayfield, 106 S. Iowa. 236-tfc
FOR SALE—Good team. Wt. 2,-
500 lbs. 6 yrs. old, mare and horse.
Good matches, cheap. Matt Lewis,
300 N. Main street. 234-tfc
ROOM AND BOARD—Private en-
trance to room. 1418 North Main
FOR SALE-Span good mares. Vt
mile west Lane Star camp. T. T.
FOR SALE—2 good
cows. W. E. Tarbet.
FOR SALE—12 shoats and 3 reg-
istered Poland China gilts, weigh-
ing about 135 lbs. each. E. L. Hilt-
brunner, 2 miles north and 1 mile
east of Twltty. 233-6E
Victims of ‘Living Death’
The farm woman's income was
the lesson at a meeting of the Beth-
el Home Demonstration club last
Thursday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Adra Copeland.
Refreshments were served to Mes- w
dames W. G. Copealnd, Lois Harvey, (
Burley Morgan, Myrle Harvey, Lena j
Harvey, and Adra Copeland, mem- '
bers; Mrs. Perry Shipman, Mrs.
Jentry Isaacs and Miss Lena Ship-
man,, guests. The club will meet
with Mrs. Roy Oswalt, Feb. 24.
(Contlnued from Page One)
These young women, all believed slowly dying of radium poison-
ing, heard Mrs. Catherine Donohue, who worked with them in a
plant of the Radium Watch Dial Co., describe at an Illinois Indus-
trial Compensation hearing at Ottawa the “living death” that
doctors say is certain to kill her. Fourteen women are seeking
compensation. Nine already have died. The women pictured
above, who were to be questioned during the hearing, are Frances
O’Connell. Margaret Glacinski, Helen Munch and Marie Rossiter
JUST UNLOADED—Car of good
Bois’ d’ Arc posts. Come and see
them. White House Lumber Com-
FOR SALE, TRADE, LEASE OR
RENT—Flower shop location. See
S. A. Rabble at City Hall. 230-tfc
this year or six times the amount
is included in the budget now being
considered by Congress. Farmers
who use government bait material
must match it with an equal contri-
bution of their own. “The willing-
ness of farmers to cooperate Is evi-
denced by the fact they contribifted
materials beyond the point required
of them,” Reppert said.
As was the case last year, a state
grasshopper control committee, with
Reppert as state leader, has been set
up to cooperate with county com-
mittees and county agricultural
agents in allotting, distributing and
mixing the bait.
Counties listed as facing infesta-
tion, and the percentage of suscept-
ible crops likely to be endangered,
are divided as follows:
76-100 per cent—Dallam 100, Dal-
las 92. Collin 85, Ellis 76, Hartley
100, King 85, Sherman 100, Wilbar-
ger 77 and Young 100.
51-75 per cent—Clay 55, Foard 70,
Johnson 55, Jones 60, Kaufman 70,
Motley 62 and Stephens 51.
31-50 per cent—Deaf Smith 33,
Denton 42, Dickens 33, Hansford 39,
Hardeman 34, Knox 47, Lamar 40,
Lipscomb 32, Montague 50, Potter
16, Hamilton 20, Haskell 28, Hemp-
hill 29, Moore 13, Ochiltree 18. Tar-
rant 22, Wheeler 17 and Wichita 25.
5-15 per cento-Coleman 8, Donley
10, Eastland 5, Fannin 10, Hutchin-
son 7, Jack 10, McLennan 11, Moore
13, Runnels 5, and Throckmorton 9.
Less than five per cent—Bosque,
Ooke, Cottle, Hill, Kent, Llano, Mc-
Culloch and Palo Pinto.
Counties in which 'surveys were
not made but In which varying de-
grees of infestation are anticipated
include Anderson, Brazos, Briscoe,
Burleson, Callahan, Castro, Falls,
Fisher, Grimes, Henderson, Hous-
ton, Limestone, Madison, Montgom-
ery, Navarro, Parmer, Robertson,
San Jacinto, Swisher, Taylor, Trin-
ity, Walker, Waller and Washing-
redoubts, anti - aircraft batteries,
garrison barracks and airdromes.
Crime Tour Is-
(Continued from Page One)
(Continued from Page One)
frlVE years ago Chaplin-mus-
* tached Adolf Hitler strode from
the Brown House in Munich to
take command qf the German peo-
ple. Today this former itinerant
house-painter has returned Ger-
many to the first rank of world
Looking back across the stormy
path of these five years one marks
persecution of the Jews, abolition
of a free press and free asembly,
debasement of the courts, destruc-
tion of trade unionism and the in-
stitution of an iron rule which
throttled all who opposed the
regime. 1 ~!J" *'
The other is the new Germany;
revitalized, rearmed, By a series
of Startling coups, Hitler has
scrapped the Versailles treaty to
the final thread, regained the
•Saar, reoccupied the demilitarized
Rhineland, built up a mighty army
and navy, perfected the now fa-
mous Berlin-Rome axis, the out-
come of which the whole world
Five years of Hitlerism lias
penetrated to the very heart of
Germany. And now Naziism looks
about for new colonies, new re-
suscitation for a badly strained
economic machine. The rec-
..... ord is not oom-
jCj plete nor is the
'I; last chapter even
in sight. For
er, sho’wn hereon
6 1937 German
Rumania has more gypsies than
any other country in the world-
used in 1937. This bait will cost ap-
The federal government appro-
priated $2,000,000 for purchase of
bait material throughout the coun-
try the past year, and a like sum
SALVE, NOSE DROPS Headache, 30 minute*
Try "Rub-My-TismWorld's Best Liniment
45, Randall 47, Roberts 32, San Saba
42, Scurry 37, Shackelford 32, Stone-
wall 42 and Wise 50.
16-30 per cent—Archer 28, Arm-
strong 17, Baylor 30, Brown 20, Car-
son 16, Childress 25, Floyd 23, Free-
stone 25, Gray 20, Grayson 20, Hall
When yon need Plumbing or
Shamrock Plumbing Co.
100 Block North Madden
mander-in-chief of the East Indies
A massed array of Britain’s fight-
ing strength in the Orient was pres-
The naval base is on the north
side of Singapore island, facing
across the Straits of Johore to the
Malay peninsula mainland.
The port of Singapore is on the
south side of the 27-mile loftg, and
14-mile wide island. To Changi on
the eastern end of the Island, fac-
ing out to the Pacific, long range bat-
teries defend the approach both to
the city and the main base on
The Blakang Mait and Brani is-
lands, south of the city also are
heavily fortified, while to the east
cf the naval base Is the military air
base which car. accommodate hun-
dreds of warplanes.
The largest and most powerful
guns In the world—18-ihch guns
mounted in solid emplacements—
command a range of 50 miles. The
150-ton guns fire shells weighing 3,-
The defenses include hidden bat-
teries of heavy guns, machine gup
signed a statement Sunday describ-
ing his and Burnett’s escapades
since escaping from the Texas jail.
Johnson said they fought a gun
battle with a night watchman at a
town that he thought to be Homer.
La., Thursday night after robbing
a motor company but “didn’t know
whether the watchman was killed."
Inspector Crawford said he later
learned the shooting occurred at
Magnolia, Ark., and the watchman
was not wounded.
En route from Sulphur Springs
to Jackson, Johnson told officers he
and Burnett robbed a safe of $400
In a small town “just across the
Louisiana line" and committed oth-
er robberies at Shreveport, Minden,
La., and a small town .between Min-
den and Homer.
Offloers said a burglary alarm
was set off as the two men were
robbing the Ratliff garage at Clin-
ton, bringing Charles and Med Rat-
liff, the owners who lived nearby,
to the scene heavily armed. Burnett
was shot as he attempted to climb
oul a window and Johnson was cap-
tured in the garage crouched under
Inspector Crawford said Burnett
had faced cumulative prison sen-
tences totaling 175 years “for vari-
ous crimes In Texas and other
states" while the officer quoted
Johnson, alias Aruthur Madison, as
saying- he was “wanted from coast
to coast’’ for robberies and forgeries
and '..’aced a nine-year sentence for
forgery at the time of his escape
their homes. They ran irito thi
building only to .be met by a searii
mass of flames.
Bushed to Hospital
Bracken was believed the mosti
seriously burned. All three of thi
men received ma jor burns over mosi
of their bodies and little hope wi
held for their recovery by attending
physicians. The men were rushed to
Pampa as rapidly as possible aftei
first aid was given at their homes.
Wives and friends of the injur*
men in their homes near the sta-
tion were unable to throw any lighi
on the cause of the blast. All had'
heard the detonation of the explod-
ing gas and rushed out to see the1
mass of flames envelop the building
and witness the flights from thei
structure of the victims.
East of Lefors.
The Phillips Red Camp is a small
booster station located eight njdli
east of Lefors on -the bank of
River In Gray County near
Wheeler county line. The plant
a three-engine unit employing onl;
The plant gathers low-pressuri
gas from the Kellerville and Easi
Lefors oil fields and sends it to thi
main pipe line for transport to thi
Escaping gas loosed by the
burned throughout the morning, be-
fore It was halted by relief engin-
eers at noon.
The roof was blown from the
sheet-iron building and part of the
walls demolished. Estimates on thflT
loss can not be determined until a
thorough check of the engines, com-
pany officials said.
When in Need of Plumbing
or Tin Work,
You’ll Want Service-
! MOORE PLUMBING CO.
Phone 170 — Day or Night
From Blood-tested Stock
CUSTOM HATCHING - Bate,
Z% cents per egg—150-egg trays.
Wheeler Co. Hatchery
Phone 477 —----Shamrock
RECOMMENDED FOR: Indi-
gestion, Stomach Trouble, Con-
stipation and Rheumatism.
Produced from Well located near
Corner Fourth & Main
DAILY TRUCK SERVICE TO AND
—Connections to All Points—
We are equipped to do local moving jobs and have
bonded warehouse to store any kind of merchandise.
TISDAL TRUCK LINE ANO WAREHOUSE
Warehouse first door east of Old Sayre Wholesale
Atta Boy, Jack!
VAH, AW- LISTEN-WHEW
I WENT! AFTER TH'BIG
BABOON), HE THREATENED
ME - THINIKATHAT- ME,
YOUR GRAND -■—
WELL, I JUS'TOLD
'EM TO COME DOWN)
TOOK OOOLA BY TH'
' OH, HO.'SO YOU TOOK
OOOLA BY TH'ARM,
EH----AN)' HE DIDM'T
MYRA NORTH, SPECIAL NURSE
She’s Lucky At That
MYRA, JACK, JIM
AND MISS ARNOLD
RUSH TO THE
TO FIND HIM
JACK NOW SEEKS
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Bones, Percy. The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 237, Ed. 1 Monday, February 14, 1938, newspaper, February 14, 1938; Shamrock, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth525674/m1/2/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shamrock Public Library.