The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 45, Ed. 1, Friday, May 20, 1927 Page: 3 of 8
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'l8 TORNADOES KILfc 8 '
HURT 320 IN TEXAS
Houston Texas May 16.
Eighty-four persons were killed
320 injured and $1747000 pro-
perty damage was done by 18
tornadoes in Texas in April in-
formation complied by L. H.
Daingerfield of the weather
bureau here shows.
The information was gained
from questionaires mailed to ob-
servers at places where the
storms occurred. The storm of
greatest extent was the Rock-
springs disaster resulting in
the death of 74 persons 205 in-
jured and property damage of
$1230000. It traveled for G5
miles through two counties and(
cut a path one and eight-tenths
The storm creating the next
greatest damage to property
did not kill anybody but injur-
ed six persons. This occurred
in the vicinity of Belton Pendle-'
ton and Eddy and did $145000
Two persons were killed in
each of four tornadoes in the
vicinity of Lufkin (that city was
struck twice within 24 hours)
in the vicinity of Arlington
Watson Church and Hebron; in
the vicinity of Moore and in the
vicinity of Granger. Property
damage in these four was: Luf-
kin $75000; Arlington $26000
Moore $6000; and Frio little
Mr. Daingerfield is prepar-
ing a survey on storms for May
which will include results from
the storm of this week which
wrecked havoc ai-ound Garland
HUMPHREY'S ESTATE WILL
NOT EXCEED TWO MILLION
Denver Colo. May 10. The
estate of Colonel A. E. Hum-
phreys' who was fatally injur-
ed Sunday when a shotgun was
accidentally discharged in his
face will not exceed two mil-
lion dollars according to Christo
pher Clay who drew up the iol
man's will three years ago. Clay
said Colonel Humphreys has
disposed of between ten and
twelve million dollars to charity
and in personal gifts to his fami-
ly during the past 10 years.
Trade in Bartlett!
This Year Compared With Same Period Last Year
THE demand from car owners for Gum-Dipped Tires has given Firestone
Dealers a large increase in volume enabling them to sell these tires to you
at the lowest prices in history.
On the cars of motorists everywhere these wonderful tires are delivering
unheard-of long mileage with greater safety and comfort.
The Firestone Balloon Tread scientifically designed three years ago and un-
changed today follows the contour of the tire carcass with no excess rubber at
the edges to cause "shoulder breaks". Narrow rider strips permit the tread to yield
At Low Cash Prices
0x3 Fabric $5.85
3X3X3 Fabric 6.85
MlleSdl TtsJics Also
"CAST OUT THE BEAM'
IN THINE OWN EYE."
How often do we hear the ex-
pression: "We ought to go to
Mexico and clean up that coun-
try." Why interest ourselves in clean
ing up Mexico when our own
house is so badly in need of at-
Bandits rob a train in Mexi-
co. We immediately become in-
dignant that such things should
occur in our neighboring coun-
try. "Let's make war on Mexi-
co Let's send a couple of regi-
ments across the Rio Grande
and take over the Government"
is repeated by a thousand un-
tihinking persons. What brag-
garts we are. How much like
We pick up our daily papers
and read "Train robbed in the
city limits of Chicago." East
side gunmen stage battle in the
streets." "Couple held up and
robbed." Militia called out to
quell riot." Woman beaten and
assaulted." And we read such
headlines and more every day
and think little of it. It never
occurs to us that our own civili-
zation is at such a low ebb as
to cause adverse comment in
Canada in England and in Con-
Suppose that every time
some terrible crime was com-
mitted in this country the Mexi-
can people would suggest send-
ing an army to clean us up?
Suppose that European powers
should decide that our record of
crime was such as to demand
immediate and forceful action in
the great cause of humanity?
How about the beam in our own
eye? Farm and Ranch.
Cameron. May. 14. J. T. Ma-
ples 55 prominent farmer living
six miles northeast of Cameron
on Mayfield road was accident-
allv killed Friday afternoon. He
had taken his shotgun to the
barn lot to shoot some pigeons
had crawled through the fence
and was pulling his gun after
him when it was discharged
striking him full in the face.
He is survived by his wife and
a daughter who is a student in
aiiSL- AW PHL IBkjJm iH I&r H. iajSr
urebased. 100 Mre
to depressions and cling to the road preventing
skidding. This tough pliable tread has the wear-
resisting qualities for thousands of extra miles.
Such a tread must be placed on a carcass with
the qualifications to withstand the terrific flex-
ing that this design permits. The Firestone carcass
is madevof cords dipped in a rubber solution
which not only saturates and insulates every fiber
of every cord but unifies sidewalls with carcass
avoiding separation under the extreme flexing.
ManyFirestoneDealers are prepared to offer you
i liberal allowance for your old tires on a new set
of Gum-Dipped Tires to .::i the .ncioring season.
To meet a demand for a low price tire and tube
Firestone designed and manufactures for Fire-
stone Dealers only01dfield Tires andTubeswhich
carry the Standard Manufacturers' Guarantee
Gait Save Yaw Money aa&
HAND TO 'MOUTH BUYING.
One radical change has taken
place in American business dur-
ing recent years and that is in
the habit of what is called "hand
to mouth buying" among mer-
chants. It has become a com-
mon nrnp.t.l'po fnv vofni'1 stnroo
instead of buying great lots of
i goods intended to carry them
through a season to buy in small
lots as they want these goods.
Some might say that plan in-
volves some extra expense as
it must cost more for freigt and
express on all these little lots
than it does to ship them in a
few big ots for use over a period
of some months.
The Canadian Bank of Com-
merce of Toronto expresses the
opinion in a recent survey that
this new method of handling mer
chandise is more scientific. It
finds that in periods of depres-
sion heavy stocks of goods have
been one of the chief difficulties.
But in a period of dull business
there are no large stocks of
goods on hand that have to be
moved before new orders can be
given. The very day needs of
the public keep calling for more
goods so that the demand for
merchandise is fairly regular
even when business is slow.
With smaller stocks to carry
the retail store can get along
on less capital. It is saved from
paying a heavy sum as an in-
terest charge. It would seem
as if that should more than off-
set the additional cost of ex-
press or freight charges due to
shipments in small lots.
The prevalence of this plan is
no doubt an important reason
why there has been abundant
capital in the countrv to supply
the needs of trade through the
busy times of the past few
Thousands of retail stores
are getting along with less bor-
rowed money than before ow-
intr to the fact that thev nn
longer felt jt necessary to stock
up lor mor ths in advance. The
abundance of capital keeps in-
terest rates down and works
for less expensive production.
If anyone sees where city wa-
ter pipes are leaking please re-
port at the water works.
City water Works.
Sssve Yois Better:
JOHN W. CARPENTER NEW..WWW tin 1 1 a " " "
nEtixu ur xjA.ivo ruuiiu
AND LIGHT CO.
John W. CCarpenter native
Texan who started in the elec-
tric utility business at the bot-
tom of the latter twenty-two
years ago has been made pres-
ident of the Texas Power &
Light Company W. B. Head
chairman of the board of direct-
ors announced following a con-
ference with members of the
board. Mr. Carpenter fills the
vacancy created by the resigna-
tion of C. E. Calder May 1.
Mr. Carpenter has been vico-
president and general manager
of the Texas Power & Light
Company since 1919 and will
retain his duties as general
manager along with his new
work as president.
The selection of Mr. Carpen-
ter as president of the Texas
Power & Light Company makes
another step in the career of a
native Texan who started in the
electric utility business twenty-
two years ago in Corsicana as a
lineman. Born on a farm in Na-
varro Countty. Mr. Carpenter
was forced to spend his early
manhood in managing the farm
due to the illness of his father
who died when he was 19 years
Mr. Carpenter worked for the
Corsicana company six years.
He later went to Schenectady
N. Y. to take a training course
in the factories of the General
Electric Company. After two
years of this work which includ-
ed experience with electric rail-
way companies in Ohio Mr.
Carpenter was offered the place
of general manager of the Cor-
sicana Gas & Electric Company
and returned to the company
with which he had started eight
years before. Shortly after this
he was made president of the
company and nlqn nvosirlrmf nf
the Athens Electric Light &
rower uompany. in 1919 he
resigned as vice-president and
general manager of the Texas
Power & Light Company. Less
than a year ago he was also
named president of the Dallas
Railway & Terminal Company.
Mr. Carpenter has been ac-
tively engaged during the last
six years in furthering the indus
trial development of his State
particularly in regard to the
development of a textile indus-
try. The Texas Power & Light
CCompany of which Mr. Car-
penter becomes the active sup-
plies electric service to more
than 200 Texas cities and towns
through a system of hiirh-vnlr-
age transmission lines which ex-
pend as far north as Denison
and Paris and as far east as
Palestine and Tvlnv. south to
San Marcos and west to Brown-
wood and Mineral Wells.
Funeral services were held
Sunday afternoon in Moody for
Mr. W. M. Witt figed 83 years
who died at his home there Sat-
urday night. He was one of
the most highly esteemed and
beloved men of Moody and a
nioneer citizen of Bell and Mc-
Lennan counties. He is survived
by his wife two sons. S. M. Witt
of Moody; W. W. Witt Califor-
nia; one daughter Mrs Myrtle
Bailey Moody; two 'brothers
Dr. J. M. Witt and Dr. J. H.
Witt both of Waco.
A total of Sl.406.97 was reach
ed by the Bell County Chapter
ot uie -Red Cross for the flood
lelief according to W. R. Brown
county chairman who express-
ed gratification over the results
of voluntary donations made
when submittimr a final renort
of the proceeds Mondaj. The
chapter's cmota was orimnnllv
$700 -Brown stated.
It is our faults which make
us congenial and human.
Protect Your Health;
Preserve Your Food
A few cents paid out for ice each day will not
only save many dollars worth of food but it will
protect your health and reduce your doctor bill.
Say to your Ice man: "Keep my refrig-
erator full of ice." It pays in the long run
Buy It Made In Bartlett And Help
A Home Institution.
Come to Our Platform
and Buy Your Ice For
You Will Be Surprise to see
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G. C. KULER
SOLICIT YOUR BUSINESS.
Three banks in South Carolina have
Inaugurated a plan to provide free of
rent for two jeai a centrally located
place to be used by the farmers of
GieenvlUe antl neighboring counties
for the purpose of establishing a
crearaeiy a canning factory anil a
faim woman s dub The Idea la to get
the f.irmors ao rate livestock to raise
their own food and feed aud to have
something extra to -ell Tho canninj
factory is Intended to utilize the sur
plus garden aud fiult pioducts and
tho club rooms for bettlng Uie support
aad co operation oi 'Uie farm women.
Georgia bankers have made great
ktrides In furthering a dherslfied
farming program the past year. They
induced farmers to sow fifty five car
loads ot vetch seed furnished local
prizes in eighty counties for the corn
eeptet the 8UU prim of U00 biut
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furnished by a bank la 'Atlanta 'jj
banker-farmer alfalfa demonstrated
was hold at the college and attended
by 250 bankers and farmers. Alfalfa
acreage has increased from 1800 to
5000 the demonstration being cred-
ited with 50 per cent of this increase.
This year the state has produced 12-
000000 more bushels of corn than labt
) ear has sold 50 cars of truck $2000-
000 woi'th of pecans and has produced
1 "O.OOii.OOO pounds of meat and enough
tora and hay for Its own use
AS LABOR SEES BANKS
Vast sums ot money are lost eaclz
year by wage earners through Invest-
meats hastily entered into. With tho
confidence of the wage earners banks
will bo enabled to more accurately
adlse such investors and thus save
money which might otherwise be lost
by unwise speculation. "VVUllAm
Green President American Federation
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Cates, R. F. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 45, Ed. 1, Friday, May 20, 1927, newspaper, May 20, 1927; Bartlett, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth76188/m1/3/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.