Breckenridge Weekly Democrat (Breckenridge, Tex), No. 33, Ed. 1, Friday, April 20, 1928 Page: 1 of 8
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J!HK KIMlUiCi: STF.PHF.NS COUNTY. 'ILX S. MUIY. U'RIL Jo. 1928.
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Fans See Breck
Team Defeat Parks
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To Be False
Only a Few More Days and Some
Contestant Will be Winner of
A New Chevrolet Coach
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m:i.- ii.. ii.-d up to
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put Mo 'i in In the lead
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Ihiui on. ! l!' inilli. in-li v liiotl
promt reports bud declared to have
arrested him emphatically stating
that tli$ Vcport was false a Irtfr
frf.i I'hwj H Wanton enngre-
.o 'Kim Uii- Kill dlttrlct. Infornti
the Democrat that the incident of
hit "hi rest ' hch pnss astopla-
ttinn nuiiii'il nnr.1" w'ck or two
uko Wiin absolutely JsiIm and wllli-
iui pround Mr. Ilinntoii 'ry cour-
teously requests tlmt a correction
of the story which appeared recently
in the Breckenridge Weekly Democrat
The article wan Included In pre
dispatch to the Weakly Democrat
under a Washington data line.
Mr. Wanton. In hie tet.er. states
that he baa never In his life been
arrested for anything and that In
hi twelve year or conicreseionnl
servle he ha never pleaded Itn-
The affidavit of Dnitun K. Uatl-
more. copy of which wan enclosed.
numoil ni the traffic officer who
arrested Mr. Wanton tdates that
i of Mild press r.'pn.l were
oliiH ftiH . and were manufac-
tured without any bal. or founda-
tion therefor whatever."
In hia affidavit Policeman Gall-
more nay that ho met Mr. Wanton
on a Saturday nionln8 about R:10
In a heavy el ream of traffic and
thai Mr. Wanton ww proceeding In
hit ear without In any way vlojet
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Mi.' illlpOl if
Ii- .till tit i'l-
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I wi f of fi '1 It
! 'o ill aw f't i' ' ' -in.
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HUH ' III ll !.! Wlllll' - I
a liiilow I'oro I "'
r i.i i .mi v .il he wllh h
i.' ' ii .ii i'l' t i'm at rn'lr Park
i '.n .in- oon. The aamn
i ..ck and all local
ii i . ' i j be on hand to
mi ii-1 clu-niliU'i- tm.
Score 100 Per
Cent In Content
el.ecVins: Ihe Cftrdi ui Ihe !
V content conducted
-ffr imt Thursday II
i ml iluit Kht linle had
I . ii. i ).. in only lhre i
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iflllK picl.i d
ilii i.hii i uf Mr n"i Mii I' 1-2.
c.iim'Imiii rtiKt; K' ni" Mi Man lv
r -nn nf Mr. an.l Mi- T I. ! r.
Mfniii'1 .mil Jnei I- Ui n Thompson
Min (.f Mi and Uf. Irf Thonip-
p.. oiii.-r five bable who acored
tin iui ware: Iva Jo Ward.
Jo... Ann lm Wlnlow Cox. Oeo-
m. T. Speari. Ill and Waller
Ti nnan Allen.
II YAK l)IC.M.M)r HIIKMi
1'HO.M OVHTKll KmillCIUUH
M'OTIN Texa. April U
h' lermen who obtain oyetir alonf
ih Texa poaat mum leturn Ihe
-i Ha to the tate which l pan
.I i.h.m an4 drop othera In favor-
.i i'i water to promut culture of
n onter bade-
i wr- i. iwn or ""pat ' correa-
diuN '" ' -11 KP"' "'de a willd
'.tanck hi Ich to xnw. and
i routih -id1 of old iihellp ur-'
id. .ii for the pu .one Tl' old nhelU
ii. iiuppad In water neMr oer-
i'i iiw iii ii beds.
ii i ui- of tbelr lime content the
-.ii.i: i.i a eommercut value.
T'i iid are grauiid for chicken
in. i ..ml f.r tua In a r.'nt atan-
ii .i.iuiiiiu Although the aaiea for
.nrpiHwa ara aroparaiiveiy
i rciuae of the need of ehelU
i.i iMlture thif male realises
i mi iioo annually from what
.n .n "mud shell." a 'con-
iu. ni ..r marine lltuei. which
i n 1 1 1 ii l ii.d for centuries.
.'. i i i'm boats plying
I u il . ... i-l notect!ng
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at m ti .tauwaH m?
he reached tha laKeri ear na apoae
tu Mm rteeielna Ur. Hlantona aal-
utatlon in return. Mr. Blanton tbeu
naked hi mto turn out to the curb
the affidavit states and both he and
Mr fflnnton turned on of Ihe traf-
fic and had a conversation.
Instead of my mopping him."
tlit nollcriiuin declares. "Il waw he
who stopped iw and called me to
the curl to net Informal Ion J't
i hi. lias talked to "i" evnal
J.nf- li-fiir.' In Mi. wiik i-l-rVlii.
in ltitrici Inn Iii .'" "'
Th Ih'iiimrat ni'U' th.it it rfcs
FollowlnK is the relative staivlr
in of candidates n nil votes
turned in up to Wwlneiilay nijlit:
Miss Cora Tyiovt 2I.ishi
Mrs. K. O. Conner .... 2iss
Mm. Jet l.lles - . - . 2Wt.x
Mrs. 8kwt Wilson 2S5.INHI
Mm. 8. J. Parker 2iusNi
Mki Mnmi le Spcncci .I5o.oisi
Mi Ruth Al.be! Iti.isNi
With several of the le.idinK candi
dates so closely irrouped in their nice
for the Chevrolet Coach It wouM le
hard indeed to anyone to mak-? a
Kess as to who la to be the winnor.
fact any candidate in the race ca
i i Lt. Ill W
wot n win.
White subscriptions for the Weekly
Damocrat have been pouring in by the
hundreds the last few days there '.re
still many people In Stephens county
and surrounding: territory who will n
doubt be glad to subscribe for the
home paper during this campaign.
Ut'k irive them all a chance.
Now or Never
These ure the big days - the most
import? nt days of the campaign for
it is during these final days that the
candidates will put forth their utmost
efforts with the result that they will
secure a total of subscriptions and
votes thnt they did not think possible
and it is this extrn effort that will
decide the future ownership of the
Candidates who have been going nt
tho work "hamntur and tongs"
fashion since the campaign started
and have reasons to feel that they
are among the leaders will now put
a bit more vim Into their work if
that If possible and! wiU add many
thousands to their vole total before
Uw campaign closes. Those candi-
dates who hae not accomplished the
reMiltH they are cupatde of seeing
nnd tome of Uuikc who are well down
.ni t)it list nmy find themselves in
ifiMit position to win the prise.
Now for the final efforts of the
candidatesthe effort that will de
termtne their right to tho wonderful
Problem Of Piping
To Be Diseussed
At Gas Meeting
DALLAS Tex. April Ml. Dis-
cussions of how the problems if lung
Ldtstance piping of natural gas from
the various big fields to the country
nre being solved are expected to at
tract representatives or the manu-
factured gas industry to the annual
urgva to work hnnl during these last convention of the Natural Gas divi-alt-lmportant
decisive days. There'. f(n 0f the American Gas association
here May 7-lo.
Retervntions already miide in licotc
prize I'lrercii. r.H'iy ciituluiato is
a llievni'ct Coach worth f73:i.fsl nt
stake. Your friends arc looking to
you you promised yourself and them
that you would win. And you must
When you ifrlve around the streets
In your own Chevrolet Conch won by
utilising your spare time you will
find yourself the center of an admir
ing group all of them eager o hear
the story of your success. If you
should lose through your failure to do
your very best right up to the end
you will find it difficult lo got any
one to stop and listen to your excuses.
A few more laps and the course will
huvf la-en run. Only a short time re-
mains in which to choose between
success nnd failure victory nnd de-
feat. Don't overlook a single oppor-
tunity this period affords. Think and
plan constantly for the moans of uc-
'cms. Figure ways to win nnd always
remember that your adversaries us
keen and resourceful as yourself are
nicking sonic very acute brain cells
for the snme purpose.
It means something to win in a com-
petition of this kind. Tt is n demon-
titt ion of capacity thnt is extraordi-
nary. It proves a winning person
ality. It sometimes proves up tho parts of the .ate send gas into nthei
"yellow" In your bogus friends and 'states ohtf sections of Texas get
reveals he true ones. It always tests ( their suppK from sources outside the
your mettle nnd measures your own il one 8tar State.
strength. The time to succeed is On of the papers at the convert
when the others 2 Hon will be the history and progress
"Discouraged show traces of tire. I of the natural gas Industry In Cali-
The battle Is fought on the home ornla The sneaker has not yot been
the natural gas fields of California
Kansas Oklahoma Arkansas Louisi-
nnn Texas nnd West Virginia will be
well represented at the convention.
Gns company executives from these
stnt" have been placed on the pro-
gram. Plans for manufacturing gas near
the source of the material used for the
purpose or nt places where It can be
done most economically and then
piping II long distances to the con-
sumer have been discussed by mem-
bers of the American Gns association.
Natural gas has been piped far
from the source for sometime and un-
usually long distance mains have Just
been completed or an under way from
Texas fields. The weh of long dis-
tance carriers in the mithwest is at-
tracting the attention of gas men
from nil places tine line just com-
pleted i 2fiO miles in length from the
Tex'n Pnnhnndle to Wichita Kansas
and another ls) miles long from the
Panhandle to Donver is under con-
struction. Within Texas there is a
total of about 8K miles of long dis-
tance mains. An Interesting phase
of the busines- is that while some
the end ki near will go into the task And won 'twixt the flag and tho
with a spirit of firm determination
.. . I! llll A 'll'lKh H ...I' '" d'"1
.. ii'.i i"' i' ."ii ' f rni-"" in
ftirmt. thm itni'Mnu Mr. Uliitiion
nil i wind M''' f'lrf means of
- ii.- tin . tit.- n I'" t tnililis'U'd.
And Much Fruit
-.I II lf'
i. .w it a . I imC
ill till li i i ui'-
Kr oiUl' hfttViW.'ik'ht liiam-
i ion prizefighter has tried to como
The motorcade vnginateil tit Ban
Diego California and moving In
swelling numbers toward Memphis
Tenn. reached Jlreckenrldue oiv
schedule time. Monday afternoon. Tho
number of ears making up the caravan
was considerably larger than on Its
entrance lo Albany because of several
cars from here Joining them nt the
Shackelford county capital.
Hcrei'ining sirens and honks guve
notice of the arrival of the motorcade
and slmost as soon us the cars had
come to a hsgt on the south aide of
the wpjr.re. the Colorado Bold Medal
Band w.is out of their bus and dis-
coursing some splendid music. A
ingliig Muartet from Han Diego ren-fr-l
Mveral selections this being
fidlowed by chort ami snappy talks by
members f the ilelegatlon. All paid
id compliments to Went Texas and
the California representative de-
clared themselves in favor of Breck-
nn.ie first last and all the time.
Our own mayor Judge Charles
(lark was a little late in arriving
but sounded a happy note of welcome
expressing great pleasure in discharg-
ing the duty assigned to hint. The
motorcide deported on schedule time
being joined1 here by C. H. Brown and
W. S. Cooper president and secretary
of tha chamber of commerce J. D.
Hull. Claude Thompson C. E. Murtin
and Otto Peters. They pent Monday
night in Mineral Wi II TucmI.i.s niirht
in Sulphur Sprint--. '.!iii"da night
in Hot Springs. Ark. and reached
Memphis on Thurx toy There the
Broadway of Ami-riru a-MHi.itinn will
V or'.- 'inI'd ninl thi- mute '( tle pro-
jiitnl l.i'liwuy mrivi'il upon.
i I. In en iinnniinci-d line lh.it the
il...;ii .1" ii Mill stand as agreed upon
bv inter. -t-ti-d cities in this section of
What previous finals Incke I in
blighting and destroying fruit in this
section of the state was utmost Ten-
ih red total loss by the low tempera
ture of about 2A degrees Saturday
night. Ice nnd frost has been reported
from every section of the country and
young torn and vegetables were bitten
to the ground. This will be replanted
ax well as gardens and It may in time
develop that favorable seasons will J
compensate farmer for the tempor
ary backset that Tins overtaken the
Ilenorts from aomo secMons IndV
cale that plums were killed that the
peach crop was almost destroyed; and
grape met a similar fale. It is said
by some that apples and pears es-
caped to some extent from the freixe
nnd will re-bud as well as grapes.
Domes and persimmons will come in
spite ol frost and freexe.
Heavy damage 1 report? I to havet
overtaken pectin prospects particu-
larly in the valleys of the Brasos
river. Tom Hefner owner of a big
necrtn giovo along the river is of the
opinion thnt fully three-fourths of the
blooms were destroyed while L. M.
Smith is of the opinion that the crop
is killed on his river place.
A tree belonging to Mrs. Callle
Martin on her home hit in Brecken-
ridge. appeared to have suffered pre-
vious to the freese of last week and
seems In no worse condition fron: the
late freeze. It was flowering heavily
and is said to hove not missed n crop
in many years. It Is on a higher ele-
vation lhan the river bottom and this
may account in some measure for its
wonderful production throughout tho
years. Owners of fruit trees in the
city roirt that their fruit crop Is not
Johnson grass went down before
the blistering effect of frost and other
tender vegetation us well ss leaves
from dies of a tropical variety while prevail
the more hardy growths showed no
effeit tiom the visitation of the ice
WW v ill that ends woll and let all
!ipe Cut tbe growing season will end
u nli :i I iinii. i' crop of many products
till- e. i hi. Ve.ir.
stretch annannced although the subject has
wire." I Stiliccts and i'.vtk.i already an
nounced Include "(n. Han Is In S'UUi
Texas" J. B. licit j( nlogist of II t
ton: "Incivtislnir I of Natural G
for ('! K(i'i'- -11111 i's !; i .
I'ffi'.t mi lb Ni' ' (Ins 1 inlii
'. ii. t.elini'i; .1 . ' - mi -ou .
' ; i i i'.inir r.ii'1 i lot N.i'.u ' ' .
. Virs" i'. M '. ' "t i.'s I'
il i" ''.iiiihiii' ..I loft it . "I'm
pi" is' IVi'fo.' i n.i in ' I'e .'atuial
(i u I u ones." K V. Hend -o Uklu-
honia Ciif Corporation; "American
Gns Aw.iclalions' TcstitiKr labora-
tory ." R. M Connor. Cleveland: "Why
answer charges of burglary. Thometija Gas Company Should Mvr'handisj
together with four others three of 'and How" T. L. Phillips OlncinnutU
whom are also new acre are impn- "pip Corrosion and Protection" W.
coted in a series or ronoertos ner ano ti Hagen. Uleveland.
Are Brought Here
Of School Boy
A head-on collision between two
autos occurred Sunday morning on tho
highway opposite the county club In
which Aubrey Glass son of Mr. and
Mrs. A O. Glass of this city tost his
life. Aubrey was riding in a Pontine
conch with Dawson Ward as driver.
In attempting to puss nnochcr inr
the Pontine nnd n Ford coupe driven
by t. I.. Smith of Parks collided and
both cars were badly crippled.
Those in both cars were thrown vio-
lently through windshields nnd
.gainst the cars. Smith nnd Ward
were badly bruised nnd shocked but
their injuries were reported as not
Young Glass had his skull fractured
in a couple of places nnd was other-
wise hurt his injuries proving fatal
In nbout two hours after boing taken
to Wcstslde hospital Mn this city.
After death the remains of Glass
were removed to the home of hN
irrandmother. Mr. Cnllle Martin cor
ner of North Breckenridge avenue and
Dyer street from which place they
were removed Monday afternoon Ui
the First Baptist church whore fun-
eral services were conducted by Rev.
C. R. Sblrar interment following in
East Side cemetery in the family
burit l plat.
YoiH'g Glass was In the high school
nnd the first services in the building
Monday morning was to lower tho
Hair to half-mast while the bugler
soun-led taps and the school stood in
line nt attention. The two boys had
irotie to tho Baptist church for Sun
day school and decided to take a short
drive before going to class Which hod
not yet assembled.
Tho father is well known in Breck-
enridge and is at present manager
of the Breckenridge Furniture com-
pany on the north side of tho square.
The parents nnd other relatives havo
the si'.cere condolence of all frlenda
In tho terrible shock and sorrow over
the tragic donth of this promising
Two men wre lodi.'i d in the coitnty
jail vestcrdny morning having been!
brought hi from Mcftnrgle by mom-
iters of the snerura uepurtineiu to
Beauties To Come
at other points in tho county during
the last few weeks.
Although all of the iix men were
not together in each of the robberies
they seem to have been associated
two or three taking part In each af-
fair. Among the burglaries in which
they are charged wus that of the Mc-Clnrbii-Conley
plant here and the at-
tempted robbery at the N. A. Ulch-
nrdson store at Wayland early in the
morning of April In.
One oi the accused men who was
shot by Ihe young son of the store's
nroprictor at tbe time f the attempt
has lieen in n local hospital here with
a shattered knee since April Hi.
Sheriff Thornton and District At-
torney Welch have worked on every
clue ti trace the identity of his com-
onnlons end have sueeoedel in locat-
ing the other men believed tu have
hon implicated with him.
XO MOUK FOOT1IAI.L
WITH ItANGBR TJ5 UI
The school board of Breckenridge
has Instructed Superb. -ndont L T.
Conk to refrain from including in the
playing schedule of the Bucknroo foot-
ball team any games with the Ranger
Bulldogs for the year 1028. For three
or four years the teams haven't met
on the gridiron without unseemly
friction and what the local school
Iward pronounces unsportsmanlike
conduct. Holding this opinion
strongly it has been decided to dbv
cortinue contests until such lime as
frinndly rivalry and clean sport can
Ju.ige Wm. R. Hawkins Pes accept-
ed an Invitation to make n talk nt the
Throckmorton celebration on May 4.
He is a candidate for governor but
will eschew politics on- that occasion.
A large exhibit of gas ranges ap
pliance and apparatus from many
parts of the country will be shown nt
The principal frolic of the meeting
will be a smoker the night of May 8.
The annual banquet will tie the nif.'ht
of May I). Governors of five south-
western states and their utility com-
missions will be invited to the con-
vention. GIH5AT IMIMtOVHMHNTS
FIRST .STATU HANK
M'out mi.imhi veterans of the Union
t.rmy of the Civil war are still liinj'
Fli pi auf hit"'" tv"i V"un to i-
main on their reet for n period of five
Extensive repairs nnd remixlclinir
of the Interior of the First Stale Rank
is progressing to completion. Addi-
tional interior rcnrrnniremmit an I
furnishings have been made render
ing the working department iiir
convenient and attractive. Fre di
paint has enlivened and hotiuilfiml the
surroundings and the place is looking
as attractive and beautiful as an art
gallery. Management of tho bank is
to he complimented on the wonderful
transformation that has been con
OALVKSTON T' A in II K
Font European beauties have tliuti
fa Keen ' chosen to represent their
respective nations in thi lt)2K In
tenintlonnl Pageant of Pulchrluid1
to ho held here June 3 and 6.
Miss Anna Frledrleh 31. "Mis
Luxemburg.". I the latest foreign
beaut) to be named. She was chosen
by Nallonalxeltung a Luxemburg
new pa per. She Is five feet si
Inches tall ana weighs 110 pounds.
In cabrmv Miss Frledilch's entry
the paper said Luxemburg hoped to
estt.bllsl. the fact "Miss Luxem-
burg" or 1 028 Is the "most beau-
tiful woman In the world."
"Miss Germany" "Miss Italy"
and "Miss ItelKiiim" already have
been chosen by newspaper In those
countries. The Kiirnpean rmautieo
e peel to snll from Havre France
Mm T on the Fnincli liner Cutlii.
Trinity Day Is
To Be Observed
Announcement comes from Waxu-
hachlo that Trinity. Diiy will be ob-
stimmuted on the interior of the build-1 served on next Thursday . April 2d
XKttlU) HI-JACKIHUS AIM!
CAUGHT IN FOIST WORTH
Tuesdny night Chief Kelley nnd Pa-
trolman Olman vcre in Fort Worth
and assisted by police officers of that
city rnidod a ncpro residence and ar-
rested a man and woman who are
Charged with assaulting and robbing
J I. Bass engineer at the Dillingham
& Alexander ice plant in this city.
The crime occurred on tho night of
March 28 the hi-juckers knocking Mr
Bass unconscious wlh u brick and
robbing him of $14. Tho prisoners
wore brought here nnd lodged in j.ill.
The arresting officers havo kept up
a quiet hunt for the negroes ever
hlnce (In ih1. itrrencp :iv! finnllv picked
up a clue that led directly to their
i-.'ni'ez ..us in Fort Worth.
annlversury of the founding of Trinity
Univcmuy. This school was located
at Tehuacanu for many years nnd
then moved to Wnxulmchlo where It
has grown into prominence under di-
rection of tho Presbyterian church.
Quite a number of former student
of the school reside in Ureekenrldge
and these wilt doubtless be glad to
make some observance of that day.
Among these are Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Ferguson. W. II. Green Mrs. L. I).
Hawkins. Miss Hawkins Miss Mattle
Lee Hinton. Cain Kirk Miss Thorn
Melnrkle Hugh Morrison John
Snced .Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mini-mi
David 'tucker Mr. and M- M.u i. n
WootUn Mrs Edwin K Vn.d-. (
Misses M" ritf EstO' .n.l Kit' i n.
Miss Irone H-itchor nnd I.umar
Bycis if DrecKerrulge lire ulle'id'njj
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