The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 37, Ed. 1 Monday, September 16, 1940 Page: 4 of 8
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-THE SHAMROCK fEXAN, Shamrock. Texas
Monday, September 16, 15&0I
One Down in Strike Disorder
We have been patiently awaiting
a chance to get this column back in
the public print and it came Friday
night--of all places—at the Sham-
rock-Canadian football game. It was
during a lull in the game and Cana-
dian was two touchdowns ahead and
It was most difficult to keep one's
courage up. Like a person whistling
In the dark. Mrs. Raymond York
Who was sitting next to us suddenly
remarked, “Why don’t you start
your column back in The Texan?”
In reply to our question. "Why?”
Mrs. York mumbled something
about having read a paragraph In
It three or four years ago that
struck her as funny. Excitedly and
in loud enough voice so we could
be heard in the West stands. We
asked her what it was, casually re-
marking if it was what we were
thinking about we had received
hundreds of compliments on the
same item. It must have been the
excitement of the football game at
the moment, although the stands
were breathlessly quiet, that caused
Mrs. York to reply, “I don't remem-
ber now but it was three or four
years ago and I remember at the
time it struck me as sort of funny."
It is strange people can’t remem-
ber what they read longer than they
do. If we asked Mrs. York once dur-
ing that last quarter what it was
we had written that she considered
hilarious we asked her a dozen times
■<J#nd to save her life she couldn’t re-
call it. In desperation she finally
said It seemed like something we
had written about a football game
we attended near Lamesa but since
we knew we had never attended a
game near Lamesa in the past flve
years we let the matter drop for
fear Mrs. York's loud talking would
disturb the persons around us who
had paid to see a football game.
Anyway, thank you Mrs. York, all
We were waiting on to resume this
department was concrete proof of
its popularity. It is an incentive for a
literary person to work hard when
one realizes his efforts are appreci-
ated, and we hope you don’t mind
ns using your testimonial.
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WANTED TO BUY—Fresh milk
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with us when his special
through tomorrow morning?
Death Mrs. Pullen-
WANTED—Cotton pickers. A. F.
Wischkaemper, Jr.. 3 mi. west of
We are going to have to do some-
thing about our city streets. They
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need a new topping and they need Cleburne the nlSht of August 28.
it bad in some places. The topping 1 Her death’ ln contrast to her event-
is wearing thin all over town and f "f ’
unless we give this our attention
soon Shamrock will become known
as the ‘bumpiest town in West Tex-
ful life, was serene and peaceful.
Funeral services were conducted in
her home Friday afternoon, August
What is needed is to seal the sur-
face so water cannot seep in and
cause the pavement to crack and
sink like it has been doing all over
Shamrock property owners have
lots of money tied up in paved
streets—too much, perhaps—and it
is sound business to protect this in-
vestment. It wiU cost much more to
repair them later than now.
What we are leading up to is, that
these streets can be re-topped and
I She is survived by her husband,
E. J. Pullen, seven children, nine
grandchildren and one brother. The
children are: Mrs. C. B. Myers of
Melrose, N. M.; Mrs. C. F. Ballard,
Denton; Mrs. C. C. McDaniel, Mc-
Allen; Roy and Willie Pullen, Elida,
N. M.: Eugene Pullen, San Antonio;
and Grady Pullen who made his
home with his parents.
Hattie Ophelia Harrison was a de
scendent of Texas pioneers. Her
grandfather, John Anderson,’ was
granted a large tract of land in Ma-
son comity, a wilderness at that
repaired under the WPA program i *, „
it a cost to the property owner of ' Mme' He "ever tWs ^nd,
about one-fourth of what it would ' Preremn« mak'‘ h‘s home in East
ordinarily cost.'Alfwe ™uid "ha^l^ Nacogdoches^ He fought
_____u- a.i_:_____ill, . (in the Battle of Ban -Jacinto and
The cold truth of the matter is
this column was dropped out of
The Texan early in the summer at
the request of Gene Worley who was
campaigning for Congress. Gene
first broached the subject last April
when we were in Amarillo together.
Said Gene: “I want you to help me
to my race if you can, although I
realize if you do you will not have
time to write your column for the
paper.” We insisted we would find
the time if we had to write it at
night but Gene said it would wreck
our health trying to do two things
at the same time so we had better
choose between campaigning for him
and writing a column. He said he
wouldn’t consider us trying to do
It was our staff that made! up our
mind and they weren't long in de-
ciding. They pointed out if we
helped Gene any we would have to
leave town frequently and remain
away for long intervals in order to
do the most good and that it would
be most difficult to write when one
wasn't at home to keep in touch
with the local situation. They said
Gene needed us and more than that
he needed us away from Shamrock
bad and finally sold us on the idea.
It was purely a coincidence that
the six counties we took personal
charge of were the ones Gene failed
to carry on August 24 and it was a
still more unusual angle that not a
one ot the main supporters of
Gene’s opponent dared enter any-
one of those six counties during the
Anyway we’re back in the public
print and nobody but our creditors
will ever force us out again.
to furnish would be the materials. A
good black topping, for instance,
could be put on a 30-foot street at
a cost of approximately $4.50 to the
50-foot lot. A 40-foot street would
cost about $5.50 to a 50-foot lot and
50-foot street would cost around
$6.80 to a 50-foot lot.
We have discussed this with
members of the city council and
And the city is without funds to pay
for this work and anyway it is the
property owners who pay for paved
streets in all towns and cities. The
City of Shamrock has agreed, how-
ever, to pay for the topping of all
intersections if individual owners
are willing to pay for the pavement
in front of their own property.
What do you think about this?
Don't you think now is the time to
have this work done while we can
get it. done at about one-fourtli of
the actual cost?
Tile cities of both McLean and
Wellington have recently taken ad-
vantage of this WPA plan to repair
their streets. What do you think
Have you read the big, important
news Item on the front page about
Governor O’Daniel eating lunch in
Shamrock last Thursday? Turn to
it before you forget, it’s the biggest
event that has happened since the
present World War was started.
football team looked a little
out there Friday night but re
these kids are green and it
first time many of them
under heavy fire. Old For-
i has done a wonderful job
kids and within a week or
you are going to see a
jroved team on the field-
look to us like they’ve got
and the natural ability,
a little time and they are
2 Wildcat Wells
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three miles east of Shamrock and
four miles north. It was drilled by
the Ed Harris crew.
The Shell Oil Corporation wild-
cat 8Vi miles northeast of Sham-
rock, 2!i miles east of the Osborne
area, shut down at 2,132 feet Friday
afternoon and a drill stem test was
being taken Saturday in cherty
Magic City P-TA—
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Johnson are the executive comittee,
Mrs. Austin being president of the
Magic City association. Standing
committee chairmen are Mrs. E. J.
Agent, program: Mrs. Boyd Beck-
ens, hospitality; Mrs. C. A. Hodges,
publicity; Mrs. Joe Hutchins, mem-
bership; Otis Johnson, jurisdiction
and finance- and C. B. McCoy, pub-
Special committees are E. C. Smith,
historian; Mrs. Phil Bentley, health;
Mrs. Lotti Wiggins, summer round-
up; Mrs. O. D. Hardaway, room
representative; Mrs. Tony Shackle-
ford, founders day; Mrs. Earle
Hughes, procedure and Miss Novella
Whltener, year book.
Sixteen members attended the
meeting and it was decided to send
three delegates to the district meet-
ing at Canadian on September 18.
The regular meeting day is the sec-
in each month at 7:30
told of seeing Buffalo Bayou literal-
| ly dammed with dead Mexicans. He
j was the father of 25 children, Hat-
■ tie’s mother being the youngest of
; the 25. Hattie was but five years old
when she was left an orphan, losing
first her mother then her father.
She and her brother, Dock, who was
two years older than Hattie, were
reared by their half-sister, Mrs. Re-
Hattie married Earl Pullen, Jan-
uary 11. 1893. Their first home was
a little two-room log cabin near
Garrison. Hattie loved and revered
Catherine Pullen, Earl’s mother, a
wonderful pioneer woman, as she
would have loved and revered her
own mother had she lived. From
tier, Hattie learned all the arts and
crafts so essential to the housewife
of those days.
In November 1907, Mr. and Mrs.
Pullen and their seven children,
seeking a more healthful climate,
moved partly by wagon and partly
by train, from Nacogdoches to
Wheeler county. West Texas was a
new country with few conveniences
and so the family was forced to live
in a half dug-out until better quar-
ters could be secured.
Early in 1908 they moved to a
farm east of Shamrock. The first
year was a year of drought. The
winds blew and sandstorms covered
the crops. Meager savings dwindled
but the family struggled on, know-
ing both hunger and privation, en-
during the cold of winter and the
heat of summer as they wrested
their sustenance from a stubborn,
dusty earth. Through it all, in a true
pioneering spirit, there was no com-
plaining, but a strict devotion to
iiome, God and country.
Good times came. A better farm
was bought and a new house built.
After a few years of farm life the
family moved to town. In 1912 the
little village of Shamrock received
them with open arms. The good
people took them to their hearts and
they were allowed to prosper.
For aboift 20 years Mr. and Mrs.
Pullen lived in Shamrock, a greater
part of which time they were en-
gaged in the furniture business. Mrs.
Pullen was a faithful worker in the
Baptist church, a partner in her
husband’s business, a good neighbor,
and a wonderful mother.
Her work, a benediction to hu-
manity, has been completed and she
is now resting.
the school gymnasium and there will
be many exhibits of farm products,
canned foods, needlework, and other
Jett McMurtry, county agent of
Roberts County will judge the live-
stock and W. K. Cottlngame, county
agent of Collingsworth County, will
judge the agriculture department.
The fair building will be open to
the public at 8 o’clock in the morn-
Baby chicks each Saturday. Cus-
tom hatching. Set each Friday.
Walker Hatchery, Wheeler. 36-2tp.
During September Chic-O-Line
egg mash, $1.75 per 100 lbs. Wheeler
County Hatchery, Shamrock. 36-5tc.
Need letterheads or envelop^?
Call 160. Our prices are right and I
you can’t beat our printing. THE
SHAMROCK TEXAN. tfp.
We thank you for the nice bus-
iness we are enjoying, but we
need more produce and feed bus-
iness. We propose to give you a
square deal and best prices. Our
dairy and poultry feed are all
J. R. Carver Produce
WANTED—Boy to help with farm
chores before and after school. Mrs.
E. A. Williams, 1 :i miles south of
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That Was Two Long
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football game in the afternoon be-
tween Kelton and Alanreed and an
amateur rodeo beginning at 3
Besides the enterlrtnrneni men
the Governor said he must be nerv-
ous, the reason his appetite was no
good. Only half through with our
first plate, wie tried to put him at
ease by mentioning his first helping
had been much smaller than Mrs.
O’Daniel's; Mrs. Oliver’s and ours.
But Mrs. O’Oaniel insisting the rec-
ord be kept straight said she “never
saw Lee eat so much.” We have Mrs.
O’Datiiei and Mrs. Oliver to thank
for kindly helping us steer the con-
versation away from newspapers
and politics for the remainder of the
“What kind of a fellow is O'Dan-
iel?” so many have asked.
The Texas Governor is a cheerful,
casy-to-know person, a good con-
versationalist and full of humor. He
is lacking in the stilted dignity one
expects in the chief executive of
one’s state. An immaculate dresser,
he is collegiate looking and acting,
despite his three grown children.
You can tell ,he gets a kick out of
living. In our conversation with him
we never broached the affairs of
state since heUiad previously men-
tioned his visit would be personal,
Governor ODaniel’s table conver-
sation ranged from a question
whether “Oklahoma’s dust ever bo
thered’’ local residents to telling how
poor an Irish potato grower he is.
He inquired about Shamrock’s St.
Patrick’s Day celebration and prom-
ised to attend ln 1941 unless the du-
ties of his ; flice forbid, adding “I'll
have to get up early though as I
always set out my Irish potatoes on
Saint Patrick’s Day.” After doing
away with two huge platesful of
chicken spaghetti, the governor
passed up the dessert course with
the explanation, “I don’t have room
and besides I go in more for solid
food than frills.” He kidded Mayor
Walker about "being a sissy to serve
frozen dessert after such a wonder-
The wife of the Texas governor is
a most charming and interesting
personality. Graceful and matronly,
Mrs. O’Daniel radiates cheerfulness.
There is nothing affected about her
and within a few minutes after
meeting her you feel as if you have
known her all your life. Like her
husband she is full of wit and re-
partee. She and "Lee" kid each
other back and forth like a couple
Their son, Pat, who accompanied
them on the trip to the Panhandle,
is a typical American college young-
ster—full of pep and enthusiasm for
the world in general. A handsome
young man, he is mannerly and po-
lite. obviously devoted to hLs par-
ents. Pat O'Daniel would be the
same likable person were he the son
of a store clerk instead of the gov-
ernor of Texas. He is the type that
would not develop the “big head”
were he the son of the president of
the United Stater-.
We enjoyed our visit with the
ODanicls who stopped in Shamrock
because of their friendship for Eu-
gene Worley and we thank Gene
and Bill for the opportunity of
meeting them. We hope they will
return on March 17 and bring Molly
and Mike with them.
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WINTER WHEAT ALSO AIDED
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DALHART (UP)—Row crops, pas- j
tores and wheat in the Oklahoma
and northwest Texas 'Panhandles
and northeastern New Mexico have
all been given a big lift by the scat-
tered rain ; of tiie past few weeks, a
survey among farmers and county
Farmers in Sherman county, Tex.,
of which Stratford is the seat, and
of adjacent areas in Oklahoma and
Texas, report total moisture of from
a quarter to one and a half Inches.
They say row crops that looked
bad will make excellent feed, and
some will make fair grain. Wheat to
many areas is sure to make early
Texas county, Okla., reports row
crops greatly aided. Extensive wheat
planting followed the rains, while
hundreds of acres of wheat already
planted apparently are off to a re-
markably fine start. Cimarron coun-
ty, Okla., reports over 10,000 acres
of wheat seeded and doing splendid-
ly, while many row crops appear to
be the best at this time of year in
the history of the county.
The Clayton area in northeastern
New Mexico had around three-quar-
ters of an Inch with most of the
moisture falling north and east of
Clayton. Row crops and grass have
been greatly helped. Rato fell slow-
ly and virtually none was lost
Sharp electrical storms accompa-
nied the rain to some areas. Light-
ning struck the house of city em-
ployee Manson Edmonson in Clay-
ton, but he and his family were
away. Some stock was killed near
Moore county, Tex., still needs a
general rain to speed wheat seeding
and aid ranges, the survey showed.
An inch and a half to two Inch rain
fell over south Moore county cover-
ing range land mostly.
Hartley county, Tex., dry all sum-
mer, still has had no appreciable
moisture. The Conlen, Kerrick and
pf Dalhart, were the Dallam county
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moisture all summer, with the re-
sult that they have good row crops
These three areas, however, still
need more moisture for most ad-
vantageous wheat seeding, said
County Agent Crabtree. Five to six
thousand acres have been seeded,
and that will be expanded to 40,000
acres if rains permit. Prior to the
drought which necessitated shifting
some wheat land either to row
crops or pasture to order to prevent
wind erosion, Dallam had a normal
wheat acreage of 100,000 acres. Some
range land west of Dalhart report-
edly needs rain badly.
years. County Agent Jake Tarter
stated, and while the county as n
whole has not produced the usual
crops this season, some sections of
the county have exhibits as good
If not better than ever before, f.
FFA bays will exhibit their pro-
jects of hogs and beef calves, 4-H
club boys will also have exhibits of
similar nature. Four-H club girls
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KONC. They played another con-
cert this afternoon on the grounds.
Wheeler county will have a well
balanced farm exhibit this year with
north and east farm products of all varieties grown
to the county shown in the display,
the Poultry and livestock exhibits will
and the county home demonstration
clubs will have exhibits In
Thousands are expected to be in
Amarillo Tuesday when Wendei!
Willkie, Republican nominee for
president, will speak at Elwood Pj~k
at 11 o’clock in the morning. Elgin
bands will take part in the parade
which will be staged for Willkie
preceding his address.
A big, free grandstand attraction
will be presented every aftem< n
and night during the week of the
fair and there will be many other
attractions on the midway.
Impar tiality is the life of j-
as justice Is of all good gov«
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