The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 285, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 1, 1937 Page: 3 of 4
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Saturday, May 1,1987
THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texaa
DOCTOR DROWNED AS FLOOD BALKED RESCUE
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*Driving snow and a gale which lashed the surging flood waters hindered the three rescuers who are dra-
matically pictured above as they attempted to save Dr. J. H. MacDonald. Ahose automobile was swept off
a bridge near BUssfield. Ont. Apparently injured. Dr. MacDonald had drowned before the three men
could get his body from the almost submerged auto. The doetdr had been on his way to Woodstock Ont.,
where a washout caused a train wreck that killed two trainmen. The Hood waters, which covered a large
^section of western Ontario, drove 12,000 persons from their homes, mostly at London, and caused damage es-
timated at $1,000,000.
VIRGINIA BEAUTY BRIDE OF EARL
Another Virginia beauty has followed the footsteps of Lady Astor by
marrying into the British peerage — the former Mrs. Dorothy Power
/lands, seen with Earl Beatty after their secret marriage in London’s
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pronounced by Logan Cummings
and Mrs. Glass will play the reces-
For the commencement exercises
i*riday night, the principal speaker
will be J. P. Mead, president of Ama-
rillo Junior College.
Lois Ruffin will make the vale-
dictory address and Harvey Wil-
loughby is salutatorlan. Other num-
bers on the commencement program
include vocal solos by Miss Francis
Weimhold and Miss Mary Catherine
Hutchinson. Presentation of diplo-
mas will be made by Jimmy Holston,
high school principal.
There are ten members in the
Samnorwood class of 1937. They are
Lois Ruffin, valedictorian; Harvey
Willoughby, salutatorlan; Bow
Mooney, president; Virginia Thomp-
son, secretary; Dorothy Sechrist,
Paul Wischkaemper, Josephine
Prairie Dog By
Any Other Name
Might Be Eaten
AMARILLO — Under any other
name prairie dog might be food fit
for a king, too, observes Carl Sulli-
van, Amarillo news dealer. The ob-
servation was prompted by a news
story from Billings, Mont.
Princess Goes - To - The - Right,
America’s first full-blooded Indian
air hostess, was quoted as prefer-
ring prairie dog to lobster a la
"If the little animal had been call-
ed prairie squirrel instead of prairie
dog it probably would have been ex-
tinct by this time,” said Mr. Sulli-
van. "The animal is clean, living on
herbs and grass roots.”
Bu' the newsdealer said he never
had tasted prairie dog meat.
Not so, however, with J. E. Tay-
lor, superintendent of the city’s
“Yes, I’ve tasted prairie dog meat,
but I didn’t make a meal of it," he
admitted. “It is dark, tough and
tastes ‘herby’ and somewhat like
Princess Goes - To - The - Right
now is at home on the Crow In-
dian reservation after her first
whirlwind tour of Chicago and New
“Crow? Crow?” pondered Mr. Tay-
lor. "Didn’t some newspaper editors
advocate eating crow? I believe
prairie dog is cleaner than crow.”
NEW LONDON PLANS
SCHOLARSHIP FUND PROPOSED
FOR AID OF AMBITIOUS
Home a Museum
-In This Corner .... By Art Krenz-
THE FINGER’S ON HIM
A piece of wood believed to be 20
million years old was unearthed near
Ellensburg, Wash., in 1931. and it
was not petrified.
Neece, La Foye Honeycutt, Lenford
Isaacs and Novelle Throckmorton.
Miss Franck Weimhold is class
OUT OUR WAY
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LONDON. Rusk County, Texas —
Bereaved parents, still stunned by
the terrible tragedy which took the
lives of more than 300 students and
teachers In the London school, met
this week to plan a fitting memorial
to their loved ones. From this meet-
ing of the leaders of the community
grew a plan to create a student loan
and scholarship fund as a living
memorial to those who lost their
lives in the disaster. Citizens, the
world over, are asked to contribute
to this worthy cause.
The Memorial is to be an educa- j |
tional foundation — nation-wide in j |
benefit and under the supervision of j
a National Advisory Council. Funds
of the foundation will be used to)
educate needy and ambitious stu-j
dents who would otherwise be de-
prived of a college education.
Surviving students of a typing
class in the school, which was des-
troyed, were this week typing letters
to go out to school superintendents
of Texas asking that they sponsor
contributions in every school in ths
Governor James V. Allred and
Congressman Morgan G. Sanders
were the first to wire their accept-
ance of places on the National Ad-
visory Council. The Texas Governor
wired other governors in the United
States asking them to declare the
month of May a memorial month for
New London and to make and send
send their contributions to Mr. Sam
Warren, treasurer of the New Lon-
don Memorial Association, Overton.
Leaders signing the charter lor
the educational memorial are M. H.
Marwil, Mayor of Henderson, Texas,
president; John Lumpkins, London,;
vice president; Mrs. Fay Beidleman, \
London, secretary; Sam Warren.!
Overton, treasurer; Mrs Claude Ja-1
cobs, Mrs. Polk Childress. Mrs. H. j
R. Whittington, W. C. Shaw and j
Claude Jacobs, all of London.
Headqaurters for the memorial i
have been established in Hender- j
son, Texas, Rusk county seat, in the i
high school building. | living memorial to
A workman hangs the portrait
of Mrs. Wallis Simpson and the
Duke of Windsor in the museum
into which the Baltimore, Md.,
boarding house where she was
bom has been converted. For a
50-cent fee sightseers are shown
through the remodeled structure
filled with mementos of the
woman for whom King Edward
VIII gave up a throne
Supt. W. C. Shaw of London
school, requested Dr. L. A. Woods.
State Superintendent of Public In-
struction in Texas, to write other
State Superintendents through the
United States asking that they co-
operate in this project, which is a
those who died
in the world’s worst school disaster.
Three-fifths of the cotton on-
sumed In the United States goes
into clothing and household articles.
The other two-fifths goes Into in-
OLD MINES ARE USED
FOR CHEESE CURING
WASHINGTON, (UP) — The Fed-
eral Government has a new answer
to the problem of what to do with
abandoned coal mines.
Use them to make cheese in, O.
E. Reed, chief of the Bureau of
Dairy Industry, Department of Ag-
riculture, told a House sub-commit-
tee. He said his agency already was
using rii abandoned coal mine in
Western Pennsylvania to store Roc-
quefort cheese, made by a new pro-
“We have, in a small way. develop-
ed a Rocquefort cheese business over
here in the coal mines in Pennsyl-
vania.” Reed said.
Thirty-nine years ago this morn-
ing at 2 a. m., the town of Mobeetle
blew away in the worst cyclone in
the history of these parts prettl
Soap is made
from locusts in
We mentioned the fact that Rob-
ert R. Young, New York broker,
whose picture was on the front page
of Friday’s Texan, was born and
reared at Canadian . . . and we get
the calm answer that Walter Chrys-
ler used to work in some raifroad
shops at Childress way, way back.
Feel lackadaisacal ? Restless? Spend a lot of time day-
dreaming, or looking out of the window at nothing in
particular? The chances are you have Spring Fever, and
ought to do something about it!
One good cure is to buy yourself a new hat, or new
shoes, or best of all a complete new outfit. Life takes on
a pleasanter glow when you step along in bright new
Another cure is to blow yourself to a big evening --
dinner, flowers, theater, everything . . . Another is a trip
somewhere—for a day or a week or even a month—to re-
fresh yourself with new scenes, new faces, new exper-
The advertising columns of this newspaper are chock-
full of fine suggestions for curing Spring Fever. Things
you like to have — at prices you can easily afford. Just
glance Over the advertisements and see!
It pays to follow the advertisements, you know, be-
cause they keep you abreast with what’s going on — and
save you money by pointing out what, when and where
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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/m1/3/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shamrock Public Library.