The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 99, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 2, 1937 Page: 2 of 8
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THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texas
Thursday, September 2, 1937
THE SHAMROCK TEXAN
Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday
fcy The Shamrock Texan Publishing Co.,
ho.. 407 North Main Street.
4rval Montgomery_____National Advertising
I. C. Howell______________Local Advertising
Tad Rogers.._______________Mechanical Supt.
Panhandle Press Association
Texas Press Association
National Editorial Association
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Texas, as second-class matter under Act
Of March 3, 1879. Subscription Rate By
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
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acter, standing or reputation of any per-
son, firm or corporation, which may ap-
pear in the columns of this paper will be
gladly corrected upon due notice being
given to Jhe editor personally at the office
At 407 North Main St., Shamrock, Texas.
TEXAS DAILY PRESS LEAGUE, Inc.
Headquarters Mercantile Blag., Dallas, Tex.
INDIAN SUMMER AND
THE COUNTY FAIRS
Some of the leaves are already
turning dull brown and red and
gold, fluttering from swaying limbs
like invitations to a preview of
autumn. Indian Summer and all its
cheerful promises can't be far away
And with the fall comes the open-
ing of school, the kickoff, chilly
mornings, the yellow harvest and
Its yellower moon, bonfires and
county fairs—most of Ml county
Few things are as remarkable in
this age of rural development, ra-
dios and fast transportation as the
(urvival, even the steady gain, of
the county fair. Essentially it hasn’t
changed very much from the first
event of Its kind ever held in this
country—back In 1810 when Elkan-
ah Watson, a "gentleman farmer”
In the vicinity of Albany, N. Y„
conceived the idea of a Berkshire
A show that began as a display of
cattle broadened to take in other
products of the farm and inevitably
grew into that item of American
life that is probably better known
and more typical than any other
It spells demonstration barns
lined with pens of grunting, over-
weight hogs, moody-eyed bulls,
grousing milk cows and proud per-
cherons; long cages of wattled tur-
keys, strutting roosters, inquisitive
hens, noisy ducks and geese. It re-
calls white-covered tables with hea-
vy cargoes of cakes, layer, chocolate,
angel and the inevitable marble;
open pies and closed pies and pies
with crusty lacing over the top.
Two decades ago It was wagons
and buggies with enough cold fried
chicken to last four days while the
hapless hired hand stayed at home
to do the chores and steal a nap
at high noon. Now it is bulky trucks
and shiny sedans, with a 30-minute
drive home in the evening. But it's
the same fair, then and now.
The midway hasn’t changed. The
same barker is Just as fascinating
and the same prizes have the same
usefulness. The two-headed calf and
Little Egypt (did you ever see your
mother put a plate of jello out on
A -FACE THAT ONLV A
A MAGNIFIED POR77ZA/T OF
THE SUMATRAN /A/SECT, PRVOPS.
/N THE SCALE
CCC CAMP TO STAY
IN BIG BEND AREA
COGNIZANCE OF EFFORT TO
ESTABLISH PARK TAKEN
WASHINGTON. — The National
Park Service took official cogniz-
ance of a move by Texans to raise
funds for the acquisition of Big
Bend Park and said it would keep
a Civilian Conservation Corps camp
in operation there.
In a letter to Representative E.
R. Thomason, El Paso, the assistant
director of the service. Conrad L.
Wirth, declared “indeed encourag-
ing" the interest in the proposed
creation of a nations’ park at Big [ ■lllllinilllllinilllllllllirilllllllllllllllllllllllllllinillllllllllllllllllllHiUlllllllllllllllllllilliliiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiM
Bend manifested by the public sub-1 = “
scription of funds to acquire the
“We feel it is desirable to keep
the camp on this area for a while
longer,” he said, “in anticipation of
some early action on the part of
the State of Texas toward the ac-
tual acquisition of lai(d for the
proposed Big Bend National Park.”
The letter was in response to an
inquiry by Thomason regarding the
suggested transfer of the CCC camp
to Davis Mountain State Park.
“The final program for October
has been approved,” said Wirth. “It
would be impossible to consider the
transfer of this camp at this time,
even if the necessary conditions
could be met on the Davis Mountain
State Park area.
Eyes that strain and squint, fighting
for clear vision, are not efficient
eyes. The very effort they exert in
piercing “ovcrhrlghtness” or glare
means a drain of vital nervous en-
ergy that rightfully belongs to other
parts of the body. Such eyes need
the protection of neutral, glace re-
ducing lenses like Soft-Lite Lenses.
DR. V. R. JONES, Optometrist
Office at McFann Drug
COPR. 1937 8V REA SERVICE. INC.
BETWEEN EACH TWO TICKS
OF VDUR. WATCH
THE EARTH CARRIES VOU
ABOUT FOUR. AVt.ES, AS
IT MAKES ITS JOURNEY
ABOUT THE SUN.
WE travel along with the earth, on its orbit around the sun,
about one and one-half million miles a day, which figures about
60,000 miles an hour A watch ticks about four- times per second,
and between any two ticks we move about four mites.
NEXT- Is it easier to swim in deep water than in shallow water?
a cold frosty morning?) are there,
or their counterpart? The roller
coaster and the ferris wheel and the
merry-go-round may have a coat
of paint, but that’s all.
There are 3000 state, district and
county—mostly county—fairs held
In the United States every year.
Some of them, like the February
carnivals of Florida and the July
fairs of California, aren’t held in
the fall. But those are just off-
shoots of the original autumn-bear-
ing perennial. To most of the popu-
lace, the first brisk, nipping fall
wind will bring memories, and you
can just about wager the memories
aren’t far away from the county fair
About 35 murders are committed
in the United States every day. An-
nually, the figure is 12,000 murders.
TRY A TEXAN WANT AD!
WANTED TO BUY
Used-Clothing, Shoes, Musical
SID’S TRADING POST
KERRVILLE. (UP).—At a recent
meeting of the Kerr county pioneers'
association older residents of Kerr
county recalled how the village of
Hunt, 14 miles west of here, had
changed from the center of a trio
of early flour mills to the center
of six summer camps, and other
camping enterprises for boys and
girls and tourists.
The town took its name from R.
)F. Hunt in 1911 when he purchased
several hundred acres of land from
J. E. Dubose. He established a post
office there that replaced former
postoffices at Japonica on the north
Fork of the Guadalupe River and
Febble on the South Fork.
No trace of the three old mills,
operated by water power, is left ex-
cept the buttresses at the ends of
old dams or post holes in the rock
bottom of the river.
Are Women Better
Shoppers Than Men?
TEXAN ADS GET RESULTS!
/TUT of the political eruptions of
post-wai Europe emerged Ad-
miral Nicholas Horthy. eventually
to rule Hungary as a virtual king
without a crown Thereby hangs
a story of many paradoxes
Horthy became regent of Hun-
gary in 1920 after Hungarian So-
viet and Socialist republics were
overthrown With the peace trea-
ties, Horthy also became admiral
of a country which no longer had
a seaboard or navy As a Protes-
tant, he held the highest post in a
country that is predominantly Ro-
man Catholic 1
Now, after nearly 18 years in his
high office, Horthy has been given
even greater powers by Hungary’s
Chamber of Deputies. All the for-
mer royal prerogatives of the
Hapsburg rulers, Horthy now en-
joys. He will not be crowned be-
cause a thousand-year-old Hun-
garian tradition reserves the holy
crown of St. Stephen for only the
royal. But short of that, and
leadership of the church, a post he
obviously cannot hold, Horthy is
as powerful as a real monarch.
____^ H1 s election
mmtmmmammm 1 ag regent - . in
1820 was com-
years later and
trait appears on
stamps of U130
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GRANTING a woman’s reputation for wise buying, let’s
trace the methods by which she has earned it. Where does
she find out about the advantages and details of electric
refrigeration? What tells her how to keep the whole
household clean—rugs, floors, bathroom tiling—and have
energy left over for golf and parties? How does she learn
about new and delicious entrees and desserts that sur-
prise and delight her family? And where does she dis-
cover those subtleties of dress and make-up that a man
appreciates but never understands?
Why, she reads the advertisements.lShe is a consistent,
thoughtful reader of advertisements, because she has
found that she can believe them — and profit thereby.
Overlooking the advertisements would be depriving her-
self of data continuously useful in her job of Purchasing
Agent to the Family.
For that matter, watch a wise man buy a car or a suit
or an insurance policy. Not a bad shopper himself! He
reads the advertisements too!
MYRA NORTH, SPECIAL NURSE
Walking Into Trouble
I'LL SWEAR THAT’S
CARSON, THE OFFICER.
FROM THAT BIG LINER.' I
GOT A GOOD LOOK AT HIM
THRU THE CABIN PORTHOLE
WHEN HE CAME ABOARD
THE. "HESTER" TO ARREST
SO, THAT'S IT.'
WELL, I'M GOING TO
TEACH THAT BIRD A
By THOMPSON AND COLL
ra.’i THIS TIME, CARSON
CY REACHES THE LITTLE CLEARING,
AND CAUTIOUSLY APPROACHES THE CABIN
Ankle Deep In Buttercups
IM GLAD YOU REALIZED TH
STUFF TH' VVIZER TOLDJA/
WAS ALL BLAH IT
(NEARLY BROKE MY
HEART THAVE MY
I'D LET ANYTHING’
THAT OL' RAT SAID
OH,WELL-WE'RE ANKLE DEEP IM
BUTTERCUPS, NOW- ITS JUS/
LIKE FOOZY SAIDmXH' POOR
OL' WIZER WUZ JUST
HAVIN' HIS LlLl JOKE -
IT, JUST HIS
NOW I'M GONNA HAVE MVi
QKE -AN'AM I GONNA/
GET A KICK OUT
^ C0PR- l937 ?y N£A SERvicr INC. T. M.
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