The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 198, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1937 Page: 2 of 4
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THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texas
THE SHAMROCK TEXAN
Published Every Alten,^ ■guSbiTcK
by The Shamrock Texan
ne onaiuiu-" ntreet
401 North Main 81 reel.
Albert Cooper -—
Percy Bones -
J. C. Howell .....
Ted Rogers —......
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panhandle Press AwooWlori
Td>ms Press Association
latmol Editorial Association^
out desi« to
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“* notice" to pUB^ir the char-
•on. flnn "cSSns Of tW» P*P", belnO
penr thr»rtcd upon due tl 0ftice
The trend toward the cities, not
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the country in recent years, is
notable phase of today’s life. Ac-
cording to the National Resources
Committee, this urbanization has
gone on as follows:
In 1790. only 3% of the people
lived in cities.
In 1830. the figure was 7%.
In 1880, it was 26%.
In 1930, it was 56%.
In other words, by 1930 we had
arrived at a point where more than
half of all the people in the country |
were living in cities. The percentage
Is probably higher today than it was
It would follow, you might expect
that the majority of the members
of the House and Senate would be
chosen by city electors.
But that is not the case. City pre-
dominance has not yet reflected it-
self in the national government.
To the Republicans meeting at
St. Louis to devise future plans for
Jtae party, comes the magazine
Country Gentleman with figures
tending to prove that 61.6 per cen*
of members of the House and 75 per
cent of the members of the Senate
come from rural districts; that is
from farms or from towns of few-
er than 10,000 people.
» How does this happen? Consider
tag an “urban” state to be one in
which more than half of the people
We in place of lO.ti^O or more pop-
ular ion, there are only 12 such
Taking as “rural” thpse states in
which more than half of the people
live in places of less than 10,000
people, there are 36 such states
Now, since each state has two sen-
ators regardless of population, this
gives a big Senate majority of about
three to one to the “rural” states.
House representation is according
to population rather than states
and you would think the division
would be more equal. But the maga-
zine found that 268 congressional
districts would be properly classified
as “rural,” and only 167 as “ur-
Thus we have this situation: a
majority of the people of the coun-
try are urban, but a majority of
their representatives in Congress
This balance is in constant pro-
cess of readjustment butjiig chang-
es must wait for the constitutional
reapportionment o f congressional
districts so long neglected by Con-
gress and revived recently by Sena-
tor Vandenberg. Such figures as the
above indicate that the next reap-
portionment may further change
the complexion of Congress.
WATCH BURIED 21
YEARS STILL RUNS
Thursday, December 30, 1937
possible to present his claims and
Meantime, he will appreciate a
full investigation of his record, both
public and private, and his charac-
ter as a citizen, as well as his qual-
ifications for the office of assessor
and collector. He will appreciate
any support given him throughout
his campaign and at the polls next
Meteorites are the only things
from another world that we can
touch and feel.
Less than half of the Orkney is-
lands off the Scottish coast are in-
GREETINGS TO OUR
FRIENDS AND PATRONS
Our business has been a pleasure during the past
year because of your loyal support. We express the
hope that our service to you may be continued
May Your New Year Be Prosperous!
~ ’ RIBBLE’S
120 South Main
| Terrell Gunter Is—
(Continued from Page One)
Kjwm aro fed into Stan
Tht Soviet-Japan argument
9»«r fishing rights has been ad-
tested. Red baiters will stay on
their own side of the channel.
i> «,• • *
-Maybe Japan should hire a
One-Eyed Connolly to help crash
the gates of Chinese cities.
* * »
A British Columbian has fig-
ured that every word spoken by
a member of his legislature costs
14 cents. And with speech on
the silver standard, too.
Q. * * * .
Death Valley Scotty, fueling his
16 fireplaces with railroad ties,
can claim the only travel-log of
pictures in the flames.
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I connection with my campaign, and
| that is that, if elected, I will use
| the experience I have had to the
best of my ability for the service of
the public. Anyone having business
with the tax assessor and collectoi
will receive considerate, courteous
treatment and any service I can
give them with their tax problems
if I am elected."
Mr-, Gunter has never previously
been a candidate for public office
but he feels that a. public official is
a public servant, and he will make
the race and discharge his duties
if elected, with that in mind. Later
he plans to make an active and
thorough campaign, meeting per-
sonally as many of the voters as
Just in time when medicine chests are run-
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KERRVILLE. Tex. (UP)-Buried
in a field near here for 21 years, a
watch lost by Millard V. Stephens
of Kerrville was recovered and
found to be still useful.
Stephens was sowing grain on a
farm in 1916 when he lost his wife’s
watch. The farm was purchased in
1929 by Andrew Brandon and Ste-
phens mentioned the loss and asked
that Brandon look for the watch
when he plowed.
Eight years later, Brandon discov-
ered the missing timepiece in his
field. It was returned to Stephens,
who took it to a repairman. The re-
paired watch was put in use again.
MAILMAN MAKES MILES
IN SINGLE BUILDING
HOUSTON (UP)—Some mail car-
riers may envy A. Kramer, who de-
livers mail in a single building in
Houston, bjit Kramer says his job
isn’t so hot. He walks more than
six and three-quarters miles a day
and carries on the average 207
pounds of mail a day.
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Old Father Time just keeps marching along,
and we welcome 1938 with open arms as the
bringer of 365 days of opportunity for worth-
At the close of the old year, accept our
gratitude for past favors and our best wishes
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Bones, Percy. The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 198, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1937, newspaper, December 30, 1937; Shamrock, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth526243/m1/2/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shamrock Public Library.