The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 60, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 20, 1929 Page: 2 of 12
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THE SHAMROCK TEXAN
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1929
THE GREAT AMERICAN HOME
Published Wednesday and Sunday by
SHAMROCK TEXAN PUBLISHING CO., Inc.
ALBERT COOPER. Editor
to Shamrock Trade
Territory, year U 00
Trade Trrrltory rear
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office at Shamrock.
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matter, undtr Act of
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
day erroneou. reBeclion upon the character, atandln* ol"he‘alaS»
si lit North Main it reel. Shamrock. Tekae_
YOUNG GIRL ENDS LIFE, AND WHY
* Ruth Rockwell, an eighteen-year-old girl, was the only
passenger in a plane which flew over Long Island, near
New York. Looking back the pilot saw his passenger kneel-
Ink, as if in prayer, and a minute later she opened the door
and jum|>ed, falling to the earth 2,000 feet below.
Why did she do it ? Here is what she wrote in a note,
found in her purse, left in the plane:
Most people end their lives because something, sad has
happened to them. I end mine because it seems not only
futile, but wrong to go on existing. I blame no one and feel
that I have no enemies. I will probably lie considered insane
as any one taking his life is supposed to be slightly insane.
I would like to send my regards to Miss Sheers, in Drew
Seminurv at Carmel, N. Y. My check for $175 in the suit-
case in the closet at home may help to pay my burial ex-
penses. I am very happy now.
I am wondering if the newspapers will decide to devote
any space to me? I am wondering if I find time to think
of the past as I whirl through space, as it is said that
drowning man does when struggling with the water. I am
wondering if I find anything in death. If so, what?
Everything has always been discord when I long fori
harmony. Maybe yet I will find it, maybe sweet music?
If 1 find any sort of life or corresponding time after
death, I will try to communicate with my immediate rela-
tives at 9 o'clock some evening for a while.
During my lifetime, I think my one fault was decep-
tion. I have lied repeatedly about small things but unfor-
tunately 1 forget what these things were.
I have no guilty conscience whatsoever, I feel.
“Maybe yet I will find it, maybe sweet music?" Ix*t us
hope that she has. Life has no more sorrowful spectacle
than a young person, possibly beautiful, who become disillu-
•ioned with wrietonco. Usually, and wo should be thankful, Houston, Terns. top>—a group
young men and women are wrapped up in the huge projects of dusky crapshooters were in.
-Julian Fairy Tain" by Capuana.
Translated by Dorothy Emmrlch <E
P. Dutton Co.. New York. *3.50).
This Is a delightful series of
stories for children, with princes,
princesses, kings, witches and en-
chantments galore Read aloud to
the young one. who will be Immen-
The translation Is excellently done
and the illustrations by Margaret
Freeman add U> its attractiveness.
We are glad to recommend "Italian
Fairy Tales " We liked them our-
'Dat His Name,
Too,’ Says Dusky
Gambler lo Cop
Views and Reviews
that their fancies lead them
to believe are just ahead of
HOOVER’S TIMELY UTTERANCE
President Hoover’s Armistice Day address has been
extremely well received in this country, where his suggestion
that food ships lie accorded immunity in times of war seems
to be in keeping with the modern trend to make war less
What will happen to the idea when the nations of the
world begin to weight their own selfish interests is another
matter, but it evidences again that this country has no
intention of trying to use its navy in inhuman warfare.
The stern declaration for naval equality, coupled with
the willingness to reduce to any extent that others accept,
again evidences the pacific spirit of our government, which,
in this, represents its people intermost desires.
FATHER DISINHERITS CHILDREN
raid here recently, brought to
jail, and lined up before the desk
"Well, what's your name, boy?"
remarked that worthy, with pen
pouted above the blotter, as the first
devotee of the galloping dominoes
"Ino Oeorgraphy. suh." answered
the dejected dice thrower
"Yeh?" said the sergeant In an
ominous tone, glaring wrathfully at
the negro. "And how are on geome-
try and astronomy?"
"Listen. Boy." he continued.
Don't gimme any of your sass. I
want to know your name, and
"Pie' suit, data whut It to—lno
Orography Dal's whut mah pappy
done name me. Hu name dal too "
So the negro was booked "Ino
(•carte (lenient r<iti. former pre-
mier of France
"The doctors say I sm 111 1 am
not. I am a dying man who U fin-
ishing his task "
Will You Smile?
Mechanic- You treat you mach-
ines a bit arsh. don't yer?
Typist—Of course not! How dare
Smith W. BrtNikliart. U. 8. Senator you?
from Iowa : Mechanic -Well, you've knocked
No man can invite me to a din- f out of thU one —London Opin-
ner when crime u in evidence In ion
any way and say to me. because of1 .....-... —
his confidence as a host. 1 shall con- R,d ,lot chickens
ceal the crime or neglect to Usafy customcr-Are those eggs fresh?
of the desk-sergeant and the laugh-
ter of his companion officers
., A pharmacist who died last week in the eastern part of
the United States disinherited his five children, and we don’t **""■ No* n,'lrMl
blame him. In his will he stated that for the past thirty Vitamins have been found In hath,
years they had taken no interest in him. P * »ut ^
We don't lilarne the old man la ,h, |e„,. ?So IT '
family circle can drift so far apart is beyond us. Yet it
happens, without many of us being wise enough to assess
the blame. Perhaps the fault is on both sides, but even so.
children who desert their parents do not deserve to share
exactly as to what occurred
Fred B. Smith, Moderator. Nation-
Council. Congregational churches'
The church of tomorrow must
not be dominated by any clique,
caste or peculiar type of people."
Edgar Rter Kurroughw, author of
"I have often been asked how
I came to write. Tie best answer
Is that I needed the money."
Francis P. Huffy. Catholic priest:
"Before I'll resort to harping on
Oeofgraphy" midst the mtttterlngs money matters from Ihe pulpit. I'll
THE STOCK MARKET DEBACLE
The aftermath of the stock market debacle is bring-
ing a series of stories, telling about bank closings, suicides,
fortunes wiped out and other evidences that it rarely pavs
to try to make money too fast, especially when you are
fooling with forces that you do not understand
The fact the buying of stocks, for a lung time past.
ST*"," T‘Cula,tive basi«- wi,h ,h« Purchasing pub-
be expecting to turn lose on another buyer soon at a big
profit, rather than upon an investment basis, where the
purchaser buys with an eye on the dividend rates of the
"took market losses are had, because in too mnnv
instances they are to la* borne by innocent investors, who
. t"^ *anie- HoweV«r, fundamentally there
is nothing to justify the enormous depreciation of stock
Sn carried'Urn farMP<Kll “ti0n thU' W‘‘nt ,*‘f°rr' ha" aln'a,lv
MARVELOUS ART, OR CRITIC
havin5 bcen a(,mitu*,l to the closed circles of the
thl hL,Ve B°ln®t,rne" marvelled at the wisdom of
read of Th°f I***?’ pa.int"?‘fH an<l w°rks of art. We have
That is too much for our weak brain, hut our cerebrum
uims compete y over at the statement of one of the^E
that he suspected that the picture was hung wrong but hat
it was equally good from either side I
.. ‘^course of a long existence we have run into no
21 toad1m't that she made her husband as best
she could with what she had to work on.
In the course of human events the nations of the world
may make a treaty covering warships only to (Ind that air-
ships are the thing with which to fight wars.
It takes a long time for a man to save enough money
to buy a block of stock but when the Wall Street boys shake
the bushes It doesn’t take long for him to tumble to the
Who's Looking Al llrads?
The clothes of many a girl now
weighs not more than 12 minces, but
her head Is often even lighter thin
Many a person who went long on
the ..lock market la awfully short
go out and engage In the honorable
occupation of street cleaning."
F. II. LaGaardta. defeated candi-
date for mayor of New York City:
"You can't get rich In public of-
Charles Evans Hashes:
"Our chief Industry Is not in mak-
ing automobiles, but In making
(irorgr Bernard Shaw. British Phil-
What we want to know Is how
little government we can get along
with without being murdered In our
Storekeeper—Boy. see If those
eggs are cool enough to sell yet —
Panrh Ills Ticket
Dentist—Which tooth do you want
Pullman Porter—Lower seven —
Union Pacific Magazine.
The young farmers were boast-
ing about the size of the vegetables
they had grown Finally, one of
them turned to Uncle Seth.
"What was the biggest thing you
raised this year. Uncle 8cth?"
"A squash "
• Well, how big was It?"
We never measured It," drawled
Uncle Seth, "but we used the seeds
for snowshoes "
"Was Harold’s wedding a swell af-
•'Positively' They even used puf-
fed rice."—Montreal Star
Sweet Tiling—The man I marry
must be a hero.
Pleb—You're not as bad as all
that —Annapolis Lob.
"Electric Love," by Victoria Cross
1 Macaulay Co. New York. *3i»>.
This story of Hungary centers a-
round the love of Lena Badaky for
Capt Rinyl. whose wife, insane, pre-
vents marriage, but did not stop
their complete union. The charac-
ters are extremely attractively
drawn, regardless of their lack of
wliat one would call "morals "
After a aorjourn together the of-
ficer Is arrested and sentenced to be
executed Lena buys his commute
tlon by marriage to another, who
she leaves when her captain Is re-
leased To get a start In the musi-
cal world she gives herself to a pro-
moter and Ui the end barely averts
going away with another ardent
lover. Her entire defence Is that she
did It all "for him "
The author, who write compell-
Ingly develops a theory of "electric"
currents, which attract human bo-
dies. but nowhere permits the so-
called sanctions of society to play
upon the lives of her characters The
book is excellent pornography, noth-
The ( onelie Oxford Dictionary.—
■Oxford University Press. New York
Here's a handy one volume dic-
tionary of amazing scope more than
1400 pages, but convenient to use
Definitions are surprisingly full, and
not 10 be confused with those ab-
brei mted explanations in many
other one-volume dictionaries
The reviewer Is by no means an
authority on dictionaries but so far
as he Is aware this Is the fullest. In-
expensive dictionary available. The
book, printed In Great Britain, la
attractive, well printed and com-
“The Doable from." by Armstrong
Livingston. 'Rae D. Henkle Co.
New York *200)
An interesting, perplexing search
for a smuggled necklace and Its
eventual discovery Is mixed up with
the relationship between a trio of
of crooked Importers and a butler
who took great Inteerst In all that
The master mind of this mystery
planned a neat coup on his friends
but he overplayed his hand by em-
ploying Jimmy Traynor. a private
detective who did not come out sec-
ond In the melo-dramatlc contest
Louis Wiley, business manager
the New York Times, says: t?
Did you ever stop to think that
man's very habits of dally life are
changed from year to year by the
Influence of newspaper advertising?
We cannot overestimate the cumu-
lative effect of consistent well-chos-
en newspaper advertising campaigns.
Their importance in building up
markets lor new services and cor*-
modules has long been admitted Aa‘
well as them commercial services,
newspaper campaigns can build up i
new habits of living and improve
standards of conduct. Their Im-
portance In molding men s lives can-
not be aalnaaid today.
"The best modem advertising give*
news and helpful Information. The
progress of our great industries, of
invention, science, manufacture la
told In newspaper advertising cam-
paigns to create markets for com-
modities or sendee
Advertising today Is a national-
ising influence, socially, economical-'
ly. artistically, politically, even mor~
ally The remote community an
the metropolitan one today enjoy
the same comforts necessaries, even
Mens habits change, theur lei-
sure hours are differently spent,
their very food and clothing are dif-
ferent because they respond to the
influence of newspaper advertising
campaigns built upon the news of
William AUen While says of
newspaper advertising: The changea
that come out of the advertising col-
umns of the American newspaper
where decent goods are truthfully
advertised are dynamic changzr
Every year the old world Is loro up.
a new world established, not by
nears, not by editorials, but the ad-
vertising columns of the American
A Cleveland man who found a
purse containing M10 refused s re-
ward of IISO. Please page Dioge-
If It’s An Argument You Want
The reason so may sport writer*
sre having headaches these days is
because tt Is time to pick II All-
American players from hundreds of
that followed The story It of the
thriller type, but worth reading.
You will find enough Intricacy In
Ihe plot to keep you guessing, which
Is after all. about the main thing In
mystery stories sod besides three
striking female participants In un-
ravelling of Ihe puzzle
The Higher Patriotism
The International InHorm Sunday School
The Higher Patriotism. Jonah 1:1-3; 3:1-*; 4:1-11.
Patriotism Is recognized by all
thoughtful people as among the
highest qualities Certainly no true,
happy or effective society can be
established without It, for If the In-
stitutions or government of ones
country were such that one could
not respect. It would be the task of
true patriotism to seek to establish
those Institutions upon a worthier
Either In loyalty to those Institu-
tions or In consecrated purpose to
make the institutions what they
ought to be, patriotism Is the su-
preme foundation and quality of
good citizenship, and, therefore, of
social life Itself; far the highest
Ideal of citizenship Is nothing more
than the highest Ideal of establish-
ing right relationships man with
The famous Dr. Johnson defined
patriotism as "the last refuge of a
scoundrel." But manifestly he was
speaking In Irony of the sham pat-
riotism and hypocrisy which makes
profession of a noble loyalty and
Ideal the occasion for serving selfish
We Have Oar Share
We have seen a great deal of that
short of sham patriotism In the
world of late. It has not been con-
fined to any one country, and we
have had our full share of It right
here In the American democracy. It
was most evident during the war
when some were sacrificing all that
they had to give for their country
while others In that very period of
tragedy and sacrifice were taking
advantage of the occasion for their
own aggrandizement, either In
wealth or In position.
While men were dying at the
front, these sham patriots were
profiteering at home, and where
laborers dared or threatened to go
on strike and were put down with
a firm hand, the people who em-
ployed them were allowed to build
up enormous profits.
No true patriot loves his country
to the prejudice of other countries
and nations. No true patriot will
uphold In hts own life, or In society,
or In the body politics, things that
sre against the higher laws of Ood.
unless his belief In God as the up-
holder of the world and ss the
source of the higher life of human-
ity Is Itself a sham.
The man elected to be president In Inculcate.
Lnaen far November M.
the act of taking office make* oath
before God that he will observe the
laws and constitution, thereby recog-
nizing that Ood himself la above the
government to which he swears al-
legiance. Even In the navy, set for
the defense of the country against
possible enemies. It has been the.
custom In the hour of divine servlet
to elrvste above the national em-
blrm the white flag bearing the
crons, thereby signifying that Ood Is
over all, and that the supreme alle-
giance Is to him. A nation that puta
Ita patriotism upon any lower plane
Is a nation doomed to the narrow
and wrong way that leads to disas-
Increasing oar patriotism
The discovery that the Ood whom
wc worship Is the Ood of the whole
world, the father of all men, Is one
that brings a great broadening of
the sense of privilege and duty. But
Just as mart loves his wife none the
less because* of a high regard for all
women In Ijeneral, so patriotism la
never weakened but Is only siren-
gthened by the growth of a man's
soul In love' and righteousness.
It I* the plitriotlsm of noble mlnd-
edness of Ini ger vision and of warm
and grateful hearts enlarged In
righteousness and truth that makes
a nation trtily great. This Is the
patriotism which our lesson strives to
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Cooper, Albert. The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 60, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 20, 1929, newspaper, November 20, 1929; Shamrock, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth528980/m1/2/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shamrock Public Library.