The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 10, Ed. 1 Monday, May 14, 1934 Page: 4 of 4
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THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texas
Monday, May 14, 1934
TERMS OF GAS MEN
TIES USED TO BIND KIDNAP VICTIM
ransom at $75,000. He expressed be-
lief Gettle was alive and well.
WHEELER COUNTY Wills TO
SUPPLY OTHER TOWNS
ALSO, IS RUMOR
At a meeting of the city onmrn us-
sioners Thursday forenoon with
representatives of the Smith Broth-
ers, terms of a gas franchise for
supplying Clarendon were finally
agreed upon, work to begin within
The rates agreed upon are 50
eents per 1000 cubic feet for do-
mestic use; not to exoeed *f> cents
for manufacturing plants and others
using gas In large quantities; 12V4
eents for schools, churches, hospital,
courthouse and city hall. A reduc- ,
tlon of 10 per cent will be allowed
on domestic bills if paid by tile 10t,h
of the month after they become due.
Arrangements are being made by j
Smith Brothers to supply Leila
Lake. Hedley, Giles, Memphis, Es-
telllne and Childress, It is said. Rep- j
resentatlves from those towns have
already made proposals for gas serv-
The gas supply will come from the
refinery plants of the company
northeast of McLean. In addition
to the present supply, a well gaug-
ing ten thousand barrels of oil with
a strong gas flow Is said to have
been brought In by the Smith | _
Brothers company during the past
few days on a 160-acre block whtch
will permit the company thirty-two
Mr. and Mrs. Flake George and
children visited in Miami Sunday
WORKS” NEEDED TO
F. E. R. A. HEAD ADVISES MEN
NOT TO OBSERVE TOO
MUCH RED TAPE
* Capt. Bill Bright (left) of the Los Angeles homicide detail and C.ipt.
(i. B. Pardue of the Arcadia, Cal., police force, examine the neckties and
adhesive tape used by two gunmen to bind William F. Gettle, millionaire
oil man, before they abducted him James P. Wolf, one of Gettlo’e
guests, also was bound with similar matsrlsl. (Associated Press Photo)
Mr. and Mrs. Nep True of Mnbee-
tte were in town Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Forbls visited
In Erick Friday night.
Clyd'» Meltiv’ of Pamna was in
town Sunday visiting friends
Geo. Beane of Lubbock visited
Is Formed At Wellington
a Small for Governor club for Col-
lingsworth county was perfected this
week for the purpose of creating a
working organization for Senator |
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CUnt Smalt in this county and to as ’ the Mextcm border to Los Angeles
friends here Saturday.
The Rev. E W Burton has
turned to his home in Kansas after
a stay here.
Mrs. H. P. Mundy was a visitors
In Amarillo Saturday.
Miss Francis Hartzog visited her
sister, Mrs. W. F. Rosa, in Ohlldress
ever the week-end.
Martin Godfrey of Wichita Falls
was a visitor here Saturday
Vrs. Earl Van Stead of Wake vis-
lied here and In Groom yesterday
L. B. GODWIN i
_ Amarillo, Texas
One of these ads cost so lit-
tle by th* month anyonr -an
sist in the formation of similar or-
ganizations in neighboring counties
Joe Hardy was elected president
and manager, S. R. Pinkston vice
president and Ben Boston was se-
lected as secretary and treasurer.
The executive committee consists
of M. P. Watkins, Pink Sullivan.
Judge E, H. Small, Dr. W. R. Orr.
and Deskins Wells. The finance
committee is made up of Dick Wi-
ley, R. K. French, A. Y. Bel! and
W. H. Lynn
“Tile first objective of the dub,"
Hardy declared, “will be to dupli-
cate the vote of 1930 In Collings-
worth county when Senator Small
received over 2,300 votes or approx-
imately eight times as many as the
nearest candidate. We will also en-
courage and assist neighboring coun-
ties in organizing Small for Gover-
nor. clubs. We want the people of
Texas to know that the citizens ol
Small’s former home are behind
him. Reports coming from the
thickly populated sections of the
state arc mast encouraging, and It
Is time for us to let them know how
A large number of people in this
county have already pledged their
support to Senator Small, and wc
exped to have over 2,500 names on
the roi. of the Small for Governor
club within the next few weeks.
preparing to Join In the hunt when
the word is given.
Mrs. Geettle's appeal was inter-
preted by officers to indicate the
family was in direct contact with
the kidnapers and negotatlons on for
the payment of $75,000 ransom.
The truce, under whch officers
agreed not to interfere with the
family- eflorts to deal directly with
the kidnapers, was to have ended at
midnight. It was extended until
"We arc giving that much addi-
tional time to allow the kidnapers
to deliver Gettle," said District At-
torney Buron Fitts, speaking also
for the sheriff, chief of police and
the federal department of Justice.
Near End of Patience
"Our forces are completely or-
ganized and we are ready and anx-
ious to start an Intense search for
Gettle and his captors. We are, of
course, concerned with his safety
and quick return to his family, but
there Is an end to patience and we
are near our llmint.
"It the kidnapers do not carry out
such plans as they may have to col-
lect the ransom demanded by to-
morrow noon we shall proceed.
These criminals must not escape."
Attorney Ernest E. Noon, the fam-
ily's intermediary, said demands he
believed were authentic placed the
OUR HERDS ARE HEALTHY
E. H. Lanham, state veterinarian, has completed the
inspection of our milch cows and we are pleased to an-
nounce that he has found both herds free of tuberculosis.
The examinations were made to protect our custom-
ers from impure milk and other dairy products.
At this time of the year, with warm weather ap-
proaching, it is imperative that all dairy products be ab-
solutely pure. In addition to having our herds T. B. tested
at regular intervals, we take every precaution to guard
against contamination. Our milk rooms are kept spot-
lessly clean and screening keeps them free from flies.
Every sanitary measure is observed in handling our milk
—from the time it is milked until it reaches your door.
You have a standing invitation to visit our dairies at
any time and see for yourselves just how the milk is
Drink More Milk—Nature’s Food—But Be Sure
If it is from our dairies, you can be sure of its purity.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. — "If the
destitute rural family needs a house,
a cow, work Implements, or what
; not—Just go and get It," Harry L.
Hopkins, federal emergency admin-
istrator, told state relief directors
Tom the Mid-west In conference
'We get all balled up because we
j get too formal about it," said Hop-
j kins. “In fact. It is fairly simple.
These destitute families must have
i some land, or some new land. You
| rent land, you buy land, you get
j land a hundred and one different
ways, You dicker for land, and I
j can see that going on now, espe-
| dally down South. All over the
“Another thing that we will get
! too formal about, and get to scar-
ing people to death,” said the admin-
istrator, “is building a new house
for a man, Just a simple house. It
. is amazing how many of these peo-
I pie will build their own houses If
i they have half a chance. They can
j repair houses, they can put new
| “As for tools and equipment and
j livestock, the North Carolina Relief
administration bought a thousand
mules last winter. They buy chick-
ens, cows, and farm equipment that
the family may need and they give
It or lend It to the family, pedend-
ing on what seems best."
Six hundred farm famlies are on
the relief rolls, and Hopkins said
it Is not likely they will acquire an
"independent economy" merely by
work on the land.
“I believe that along with that
there has got to be an opportunity
to earn cash income," he declared,
"and that means planned public
"A lot of people don't like the
word planned, they are afraid of It,
timid. Well, we are coming to it,
sure as you are born. In my opin-
ion, we are coming to a point where
every Job on the state highways In
America from coast to coast is go-
ing to be deliberately planned for
and given to people on the basis of
their own particular needs. We are
going to stop this politicalization of
Jobs In the highway department of
America. We are not going to get
home with his relief unless we can
tie up a proper share of whatever
public works are going to be dont?
In America with farm families, and
I believe there will be great public
works done within the next twenty
Hopkins' experience in relief work
he si.id, has been that some of the
best things have been done when the
relief administration took the fam-
ilies' own programs and helped them
to carry 'hern out, ridiculing the
thought that "we can simply project
our ideas on six hundred thousand
The rural relief actlvltes will pro-
vide projects to furnish part-time
employment, and the administration
urged that this work be to the in-
terest of the rural communities.
"Don't let these fellows," he said,
"get away with murder any more
such as town supervisors dragging
people from rural areas into towns,
fixing pp the little roads in the
towns; that is something that the
town and city people ought to do
Farm-to-market roads, rural school
buildings, consolidated school build-
ings—I can’t think of anything that
would be better to do as a work
program than really to build decent
consolidated schools where they are
needed. But work should be given
to these families only If It Is lead-
ing them home to self support."
LeRoy Kingston of Oklahoma City
returned to his home after spending
a few days on business In town,
Mrs. Perkins' mother. Mrs. Love
of Houston, is visiting here. Mrs.
Perkins drove to Childress Friday
to meet her.
If his vision Is defective he is la-
boring under a disturbing han-
dicap . . in his school work , . ,
in his plajr . . on his entire ner-
vous system . , on his mental
and physical alertness. It’s your
duty to know whether he needs
asses or not. We will tell you
FOR SALE—Good quality hegira
seed, threshed and recleaned. See
Tom Montgomery, 3 miles west of
FOUND—Black and white fox ter-
rior pup, male. Gladys Hamilton at
The Flats. 10-ltp
NOTICE; Will those responsible
for disappearance of Book and Ma-
terial from State University Exten.
Dept., on May 2, please return to
Rev. C. E. Jameson. No questions
WANTED: White woman for
general housework, no cooking. Mrs.
G H. Aldous, phone 146. B-tfc
GN survey., All our undivided in-
REL OL Mert Oil Co. to G. Set-
ter, dated May 10, 1934. E 1-2 of SE
14 section 28, block 24, H&ON sur-
DRLIINO CONTRACT: C. C.
Fieeman and W. Farren, dated May
12,1934, NE 1-4 section 26, block 24,
OL: Millie Porter et al to the
Texas company, dated May 5, 1934,
W 1-2 of NE 1-4 section 82, block 17,
Evening Meal 25c
We Never Close
BWVWWWAWW.VA'j 4, A
FOUND—1934 chauffeur’s badge,
No. 10401. Owner call at Texan of-
WANTED: Sewing, both plain and
fancy. See Mrs. May Betenbough
and Mrs. F. L. Lucas, 407 N. Hous-
ton. Prices reasonable; our work
(Courtesy Wheeler Abstract Co.)
REL OL: Texoma Natural Gas
Co. to Crecy Curry et vir, dated
April 11, 1933, NE 1-4 section 32,
block 17, H&GN survey.
OL: H. V. Parish et ux to Ben
G. Barnett, dated May 2, 1934, SE
1-4 section 55, block 13, H&GN sur-
OL: Perkins-Cullum Oil Co. to
J. J. Perkins and L. H, Cullum, dat-
ed March 27, 1934, SW 1-4 section
46, block 24, H&GN survey.
TOL: J. J. Perkins and L. H.
Cullum to Skelly Oil Co., dated Ap-
pril 30. 1934, SW 1-4 section 46,
block 24, H&GN survey.
OL: W. Farren to C. C. Freeman,
dated May 8, 1934. NW 1-4 section
24, and SE 40 acres of SE 1-4 sec-
tion 34, block 24, H&GN survey.
MD: J. 8. Searcy et ux to Jlmma
S. Searcy, dated May 11, 1934, E 1-2
of SW 1-4 section 56, block 24, H&
Ages 1 to 75—No Medical Examination
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SEND NO MONEY—Mail today your
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it, then send only $1. which puta thia remark-
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Write today to—INTERSTATE LIFE ASSO-
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Management of Texas Theatre
It is so seldom we get a real high-type picture
that is good, clean, wholesome entertainment for
the entire family, that I want to make a personal
appeal for every man, woman and child to see
I personally recommend this picture as being
one of the finest, cleanest stories you will ever have
an opportunity to see on the screen. It is a picture
packed with human interest and pathos, a story
that will grip your heart. You don’t get an oppor-
tunity to see a big picture like this often, and I
want every man, woman and child who possibly
can come, to see “Carolina.”
I want to extend a special invitation to persons
over 60 years old to attend. The Texas Theatre
always passes persons over 60 years old to all
programs, and we certainly want you to see “Car-
We are going to run a special matinee Tuesday
afternoon for the benefit of these older persons who
would be unable to attend a night show. If you do
not have transportation let us know and we will
send a car for you.
We extend a special invitation to all ministers
and their wives to be our guests at the matinee.
We also particularly invite the ladies to attend
this matinee Tuesday and we are going to make a
special price and admit two ladies for 35 cents. The
matinee starts promptly at 1:30 o’clock.
J. R. BROWN, Manager.
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Cooper, Albert. The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 10, Ed. 1 Monday, May 14, 1934, newspaper, May 14, 1934; Shamrock, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth526283/m1/4/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shamrock Public Library.