The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 285, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 1, 1937 Page: 2 of 4
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Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday
if The Shamrock Texan Publishing Co.,
Idc., 407 North Main Street.
Albert Cooper,..... Publisher
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THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texas
Saturday, May 1, 1987
Does Have Its Uses
Tlie federal bureaucracy is a fear-
ful thing, as everybody knows. It is
a swollen organization of political
appointees, engaged in officious
meddling, which consumes the tax-
payer’s substance and straddles the
neck of Uncle Sam like the Old Man
of the Sea.
But it does have its uses, now and
then. If you are inclined to doubt it,
consider the record of the U. S Pood
and Drug Administration during the
recent Ohio river floods.
As soon as the waters started ris-
ing, inspectors for this branch of
the bureaucracy started down the
great river valley. They had a thou-
sand-mile beat to cover, from Mari-
etta, O; to Cairo, 111., and their ob-
ject was to destroy all fruits, vege
tables, medicines, flour, and other
foodstuffs that were contaminated
by the flood waters.
This was tough on the local store-
keepers, manufacturers, and whole-
salers. Most of them co-operated
without a whimper, though, and
those who whimpered had to co-
operate anyway. The inspectors were
thorough and unyielding.
In one town, 200 carloads of
flood-damaged food were hauled off
to a stone quarry and destroyed. In
another, 120 tons of water-soaked
coffee were destroyed. In Louisville,
the inspectors went through 95
drug stores and destroyed all com-
modities that the waters had touch-
And the result of all this was that
not one single epidemic occurred
while the flood waters were receding.
Typhoid, dysentery, and the other
apiidadjes that ‘ inevitably" take their
toll alter a flood disaster were dis-
tinguished by their absence. The bu-
reaucracy had got there ahead of
This Curious World
IN DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA,
CAN SWIM AT A SPEED OF
SO /VUUES AN HOUR..
It is interesting to measure this
activity against the standards of,
say, 50 years ago.
At that time no one would have
dreamed that It might be a proper
function of the federal government
to keep flood-polluted foods and
medicines away from the people. It
would have been argued — If any-
one had been visionary enough to
raise the point — that those things
were best left to local management.
To have urged that Uncle Sam
keep a staff of trained men bn the
payroll to snoop around the shelves
of the corner grocery store would
have qualified a man for immediate
admittance to the booby hatch.
But we can see it differently now.
This Pood and Drug Administration
paid its way in the Ohio Valley
flood, If any government organiza-
tion ever did. It saved a great many
Jives and prevented a tremendous
economic loss through sickness.
And the point Is that our “swollen
federal bureaucracy” does have its
uses, after all. Ordinarily we over-
look the useful work it does and see
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FREE FARMERS EXCHANGE
—Dirt farmers who are paid-up
subscribers 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.
The Struggle Against Alien nad Subversive Influences
FOR SALE—Good team of mules,
weight 2,400 lbs.; 1 good milk cow
with heifer calf. Joe Harris, 9 miles
east and 4 1-2 miles north of Sham-
WANTED—Girl, must know how
to drive car and do house work.
Mrs. E. P. Wegner, 411 S. Okalhoma
WANTED—To buy all second hand
toe sacks at either Twitty or Kelton
gin. J. M. Tindall. 282-4tc
IS THE CLOSEST TO THE
OF ALL THE TWENTY-
SI* KNOWN! MOONS
OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
NEITHER Mercury nor Venus, the two planets closer to the sun
than is our earth, has a satellite. Thus, of all the sun’s 2G moon
children, our own remains nearest the center of the solcr system.
FOR SALE—Pure first-year Wat-
son cotton seed, $1.50 per bushel.
Raised on good bottom land. Harvey
Close, 6 1-2 miles west Shamrock.
FOR SALE—3 pianos owned by
Miss Ethel McCurdy. Cash or terms.
Phone Mrs. Cabot Brannon at Mis-
sion Hotel. 280-6tp
NEXT: How do coyotes use their “sixth sense"?
only the expense. A sudden disaster
that brings swift, sure, and effec-
tive help from Washington helps us
to see what it is really good for.
Irish And Exes
(Continued from Page One)
has been shifted from his guard po-
sition to the quarterback post from
where he will direct the team. Roy
Holmes is showing up nicely along
with a very promising group of boys
who, as yet, lack actual playing
Besides the fifteen or sixteen boys
who played for the coming team,
there were about ten or twelve boys
on the bench who were itching to
get a chance at the Exes.
The starting line-ups were:
Mrs. Anna Williams of Dalhart,
visited in the home of her uncle, J.
Atkinson, and Mrs. Atkinson, this
County Judge W. O. Puett trans-
acted business in Shamrock Friday
Mrs. Byne Young and son of Ama-
rillo, visited In the Grady Young
home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Brown of
Ramsdell, were visitors here today.
Harrell, Pike and Sutterfield.
European kings and nobles used
to have "pipe masters,” who broke
in and cared for the royal smok-
Mrs. H. E. Nicholson and Mrs. D.
A. Hunt of Wheeler, shopped In
FOR SALE—Extra nice 2-lb. White
Wyandotte Fryers, 50c each or $2.70
per half dozen. Mrs. J. A. Mont-
gomery, 4 miles north, 2 1-2 miles
east Twitty. 280-6E
FOR SALE—Team and cultivator.
W. E. Tarbet. 280-6E
(Contlnued from Page One)
defense contention that Mrs. Taylor
may have been a suicide.
It was learned that one of the jur-
ors, Joe Henderson, had signed an
affidavit before the trial declaring
that Denhardt could not obtain a
fair trial in Henry County because
of intense prejudice against him
“Nothing can be done about that
nine inches and probably more than
18 inches — from her body.
Contact Shot Explained
This wouia be an awkward, if not
impossible position for a suicide, the
now,” said Commonwealth Prosecu- j commonwealth contends, since the
tor H. Benton Kinsolving, “we have general’s revolver is aboui afoot
investigated Mr. Henderson. He Is a
good citizen $nd we are sure he will
do his duty.’r
Major Wiard was the first of six
ballistic and chemical experts to
i testify for Brigadier General Den-
i hardt. The side of a hog’s carcass,
“J; if ! punctured with six bullet wounds!
laid on the floor before the
night for Excelsior Springs, Mo., for
an extended stay.
Mrs. D. F Spruill and Mrs. J. W.
Goodch made a trip to Amarillo
Mrs. L. C. Jones of Wellington,
visited her daughter, Mrs. M. M. Nix
jury and Wiard delivered a lecture
The commonwealth had produced
evidence purporting to show that
the gun which killed Mrs. Taylor —
it was Denhardt’s .45 calibre army
revolver—had been held “more than
FOR ONLY $2.50!
We will run you an advertisement
in The Texan this size every day
for an entire month for only $2.50.
Is there any other advertising
medium reaching so many people
We repair ail makes of radios.
Call 80 for prompt efficient ser-
A-K RADIO SHOP
Climax feeds to horses for pep,
to cows for milk, to hens for eggs,
and to baby chicks for vigor and
J. R. Carver
Highest prices for produce.
At the Old Baumgardner place.
Wiard assisted the defense also
with testimony that a contact shot
— one in which the muzzle is held
against the target — produces a
This was important to the defense,
since Its contention is that Mrs. Tay-
lor fired two shots that night, one
as a test or accident, the other into
her body. The second shot, witness-
es have said, was a “pop shot,”
more like a .22 than a .45,
George Baker on whose farm the
tragedy occurred, looked up just aft-
er the second shot was heard and
saw Denhardt standing 600 feet
from the body.
A weight of 250 pounds is con-
sidered the most desirable weight
for hogs at market. Selected light
hogs, weighing from 155 to 195
pounds, arc considered bacon hogs.
At The Texas
"Stolen Holiday,” showing at the
Texas Theatre Saturday night pre-
view, Sunday and Monday, brings
lovely Kay Frances back to the
screen in a new role. The beautiful
actress Is seen in the part of a
mannequin, who marries a world fa-
mous financier for business reasons.
Claude Rains, her husband, intro-
duces her to a world of glamor and
adventure, and also to Ian Hunter
with whom she falls In love. The af-
fairs of her husband become critic-
ally involved and a dramatic climax
brings happiness to Miss Francis
Alison Skipworth is in the sup-
porting cast. Never before has Miss
Francis worn such gorgeous gowns
and the settings are Incredily beau-
“Stolen Holiday” is a four-star
picture, so don’t miss It. Also several
New & Used Furniture, j*
Used Ice Refrigerators, all sue* f
and prices. We can save
you some money.
114 NORTH MAIN STREET I
Let me do your upholstering and
furniture repairing. We specialize in
reconditioning cushions. I have an
assortment of good upholstering ^
W. B. FRANKS
207 S. Austin St, or P. O. Box 92
We need more poultry, eggs, cream
and hides. See us for prices.
Farmers Poultry & Egg Co.
In Rear of Banks Shoe Shop
We Have What You Need
in the Way of . . .
M. W. Burcham & Son
We Buy Old Gold
W» buy and sell used clothes,
shoes, guns, watches, musical in-
struments. Big stock of used
tires; also lots of new ones in
popular makes. Full line of
PAWNBROKER’S goods. A good
place to save money on things
you need. We buy and sell old
Sid’* Trading Post .
109 North Main Shamrock j
Across From Puckett’s i
TRY A TEXAN WANT ADI
Keep ijou.1 Ztanijetii'd
Raw Meat For Alley
GaauinaSliaw-Walktr NOW ONLY
| Ufttiwu staal trans-
far lam *1 unprsce-
jdaatad low pricts
rnaan economy with
safaty. Low fir,t ooot.
No wplacamanta. Outlast
•I payor cuss sad othar daproadoa-
,-M.ia.. boro oxpadiaMs.
Toot records are
always safa, al-
always ssiy of
aocass. A also be
srirr record. Sold
locally auly bp —
THE SHAMROCK TEXAN
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Bones, Percy. The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 285, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 1, 1937, newspaper, May 1, 1937; Shamrock, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth526385/m1/2/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shamrock Public Library.