The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, May 4, 1934 Page: 1 of 8
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The Clifton Record
* Delinquent Taxes Will
Cost More After July 1
Austin, Texas, Apr. 27, 1934.
To the Tax Collector:
You will recall that from time to
time since 1930, the Legislature has
been suspending interest, penalty and
cost on delinquent taxes. Last May,
the last measure of this kind was en-
acted, which provides for not over
6 per cent interest up to and includ-
ing June 30, 1934, the expiration date
of this new law. After this date the
old law will again be in force. This
means that on and after this date,
July 1, 1934, the penalty and interest
you will be required to charge will
not be 6 per cent, but will be 6 per
cent per annum from date it was first
delinquent plus 10 per cent penalty
and cost, for example:
30 per cent will be added to 1930
taxes, plus cost of redemption, etc.,
by years delinquent.
Inasmuch as the tax-paying public
may not understand the law, I suggest
that you give this matter as much
publicity as possible, in order to
bring to the attention of the tax pay-
er the great saving, if they take ad-
vantage of the remaining period which
expires June 30th, 1934.
Yours very truly,
Geo. H. Sheppard,
Comptroller of Public Accounts.
All delinquent tax payers attention
called to abdve letter, and trust you
will be in position to take advantage
of this saving.
D. Preston Hornbuckle,
lc Tax Collector, Bosque County.
Business Men Generous
In Support of Ball Club
Clifton business men were gener-
ous in their support of Clifton’s en
try into the Tri-County baseball
league. When talk of the league first
began, Clifton boys lacked suits and
other necessary equipment to play;
the business men came to the aid of
the players with donations enough to
purchase suits and equipment to begin
the season in first class condition.
The team desires to express their
thanks and will attempt to show their
appreciation by winning a majority
of their ball games for the Clifton
Below are listed the firms and men
who willingly helped equip the team;
' special credit should go to Dury Helm
who collected the sum.
Those Donating Suits:
Jenson-Tucker Insurance Agency
A. G. Gilliam Motor Co.
W. D. Nuckols
Clifton Mercantile Co.
Ole Hogstel, Langston Filling Sta.
and Barton Filling Sta., 1 suit
Terrell and Bernard
W. O. Gloff’s Market
SeljOs Bros. Garage
Price & Stuart
Farmers State Bank
Clifton Tractor & Implement Co.
Fred Nelson .......................
W. H. Dansby .....................
Jack Ramsey .....................
E. R. Cottle *.......................
M. J. Hoff ...........................
C. A. Orbeck .......................
Cliftex Theatre .................
J. M. Wallace .....................
C. R. Duncan .....................
Dury Helm .........................
Hi* Service Station ...........
Martin’s Tailor Shop .......
Frank Spangle ...................
E. H. Schow .......................
Everybody’s Store .............
Jap Fallis ...........................
Andrew Dahl .......................
Hans Jenson .......................
E. O. Boettcher ...................
MRS. L. K. DAHLEN SUFFERS
STROKE OF PARALYSIS
Mrs. L. K. Dahlen of this city was
stricken with a stroke of paralysis on
last Friday while going about her
household duties; the entire right
bide being totally affected and since
the stroke she has been unable to
speak, but at times has shown short
periods of improvement, according to
a report from her attending physic!
an, Dr. D. A. Carpenter. The doctor
and members of her family have bu'
little, if any hope of her recovery.
On an average there are 3 1-2
pounds of salty material to every 100
pounds of sea water.
Clifton H. E. Student
Wins Honors at Austin
Five of the local Home Economics
girls: Nell Gilliam, Ruth Ellen Mos-
ley, Estelle Reese, Atys Cooper, Ann
Rea, with their sponsor, Miss Hilde-
garde Manske, attended the State
Home-making Education Rally at
Austin bn April 26 to 28.
Three of the group, Ann Rea, rep-
resenting H. E. II, Nell Gilliam and
Ruth Ellen Mosley, representing H.
E. Ill, participated in some of the
various events of the rally. Ruth El
len Mosley won third place in the
judging of special occasion dresses
There were some 600 girls who at-
tended this meet from different points
in Texas, giving each girl an oppor-
tunity to make new acquaintances.
This was a very interesting as well
as educational trip, not only at the
rally but in seeing the many sights
in and around Austin.
FAMILY NEEDS WILL
SET CWAPAY ROLL
Former Dependents Are
Given Regular Work
On Contract Jobs
The CWA administration is about
ready to begin certain projects over
the county. The workers will be paid
according to the amount necessary to
provide sustenance for them and
their family; the amount ranging
from approximately two to seven dol-
lars a week, a portion to be paid in
cash and the remainder in provisions.
According to the last report, work
on one of the roads between Clifton
and Cranfills Gap will be the project
for this- community. Case records of
the needs of the families in distress
will have to be completed before the
work begins; the projects themselves
have been approved.
A number of former CWA workers
have been moved over to the national
re-employment service. This depart-
ment of the government relief makes
contacts between companies which
have been awarded contracts for road
building or other construction and
places men in need of work on jobs.
The construction of the highway be-
tween Meridian and Iredell is using
national relief workers, and plans are
being made to employ others in the
construction of the new high school
THE CLIFTON RECORD, CLIFTON, TEXAS, MAY 4, 1934
Something Like* Home for Them
When the famous Japanese cherry trees in Washington burst into bloom,
Ambassador Saito of Japan and his wife and two children went out to see
the blossoms and posed for this photograph.
Poison Gas In Doors
Of the U. S. Treasury
Washington, April 23.—Death by
poison gas lurks in huge steel doors
the Government is setting in place
on new vaults in the United States
A super-burglar who by some mir-
acle penetrated half way through the
30 inches of metal would die quickly
and horribly in a cloud of gas gene-
rated by chemical concealed in the
The vaults—big enough to contain
all the monetary gold stock in the
country as well as huge treasures in
silver, currency and securities—will
be completed in September at a cost
They will form as impregnable a
monetary fortress as any in the world.
Walls are built of concrete and mat-
ted steel, 27 inches thick, lined with
metal plates reputedly impervious to
tool or torch.
The latest thing in electrical bur-
glar alarms and time locks with the
maximum of 96 hours feature the
vaults. In tunnels underneath, above
and around the vaults, guards will
patrol night and day.
The Federal Reserve vaults in New
York City, another super-modern gold
fortress, has one feature the Treas-
ury vaults lack. The Manhattan mon-
ey chambers are surrounded by a wall
of sea water, so that if sappers bent
cn burglary tried to bore in, they
would drown. r
Nearly 44,000,000 persons, or 34
per cent of the population of the
United States,^still are without local
t public library service. The extremes
among the states are Arkansas, in
which 91 per cent of the people are
without a library, and Massachusetts,
in which every community has, at
AND LOCAL NEWS
(By Special Correspondent)
Sunday, Mrs. Clara Richards en-
tertained at dinner Mmes. R. A.
French, C. A. Myers, and Meno
Laughlin, all of Iredell.
Mr. E. L. Chiles was home for the
week-end, visiting relatives and
friends. Mr. Chiles lives in Abilene.
Dr. Elmer Moore, wife and small
daughter of Dimmitt; Dr. A. D. Lew-
is and Mrs. Lewis accompanied by
Hank Lewis, spent the week-end with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S.
Mrs. Kate Cooper had a pleasant
visit from her son, J. G. of Coolidge
Joe Montgomery of Walnut Springs
was seeing Meridian friends Wednes-
Mrs. E. R. Pedigo of Austin is vis-
iting her relatives and many friends
here this week.
Misses Thelma White, Anna Mae
Goodall, and Mesdames Alton and
C. M. Gandy accompanied by Mrs.
Marion Jones visited Waco friends
Miss Victoria Jeanes of Cayote vis-
ited Meridian friends last Monday.
Hon. Robert F. Cherry accompan-
ied by Miss Ruby Schow was in Me-
ridian Tuesday. Mr. Cherry was here
on legal business.
Mesdames Felix Shaffer accom-
panied by Mrs. Alton Gandy attended
the May Fete at John Tarleton Col-
lege, Stephenville, last Monday after-
Mesdames H. J. Cureton and R. V.
Ferguson delightfully entertained all
the different bridge clubs Tuesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Cure-
ton. All members and a number of
guests were present- to enjoy the
Clyde Ammons Dies at
Home In Goose Creek
Clyde Ammons, age twenty years,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ammons
who lived out east of Clifton many
years prior to only a few years ago
when the family moved to Goose
Creek, died at the family home in that
City last Monday and was buried there
on Tuesday afternoon, according to
information received by friends of the
It is understood that Clyde had
been affected for some time by what
was said to be leakage of the heart;
however many of his friends had no
knowledge of this fact, and thought
by his appearance that he was
The many friends of the bereaved
family living in this section sin
cerely sympathize with them in the
loss of their loved one..
CORN MEAL GRINDING
Hereafter we shall grind corn meal
grind graham flour.
W. H. Dansby Mill ft Feed Store.
»T CRANFILLS GAP
By Mrs. Wm. B. Bertelsen
Large Land Block Leased
Near Here For Oil Tests
Mother's Day Stamps
Go On Sale Thursday
The Post Office department at
Washington has had printed a Moth-
er’s Day stamp of the three-cent de-
nomination. This stamp, which is a
reproduction of Whistler’s famous
painting, went on sale at the Clifton
Post Office Thursday morning.
The stamp will serve to honor all
mothers, and also as a reminder that
May 13 is Mother’s Day. The stamp
itself is about twice the size of the
ordinary three-cent stamp, resem-
bling in size the special delivery
Postal receipts, which in most
towns and cities is taken as the index
to business conditions, have been
steadily increasing over the same
period a year ago. Postal receipts for
the first four months in 1933 were
$2,319.36 while the same period in
1934 brought $2,737.89. This is an in-
crease of $418.53.
CLIFTON BOYS GO TO
Honors of Various Sorts
Presented To Local
Boys At Meeting
Clifton’s Troop of Boy Scouts at
tended the Scout jamboree in Temple
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Powell and fam-
ily and Mr. Otto Bronstad of Waco i then all gathered in the evening
were visitors in the home of Mr. and1 receive their rewards of the day.
Mrs. G. O. Bronstad Sunday.
Miss Helga Branwick, a student of
Clifton College, spent the week-end
with Selma Jenson, who is also a stu-
dent of Clifton College.
Last Saturday night a group of Mr.
Chris L. Rohne’s relatives and friends
surprised him, it being his birthday.
If this was a joyous birthday, we wish
him many happy returns of the day;
if it could have been more joyous we
wish for him many happier birthdays.
We are happy to report that little
Sylvia Eunice, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Oglesby, who has been
in the Hamilton Sanitarium for some
time, and who had to undergo a sec-
ond operation, is getting along splen-
Well, the Cranfills Gap baseball
team walloped the Meridian team here
Sunday in the third game played in
the Tri-County series. Our team ham-
mered out a 8 to 0 victory before a
large crowd of spectators. The Fence-
busters drove Freeman out of the box
in the second inning with a barrage
of hits. Freeman was replaced by May,
but to no avail. In the seventh inning
the Gap team ran in 5 more tallies.
Then May had to be replaced. We
were due a victory to make things in-
Mr. and Mrs. Niles Tindall and son
of Pampa are visiting relatives here.
A group of Mrs. Gunder Larsen’s
friends gathered at her home last
Wednesday night to help her cele-
brate her birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Anderson and
daughter of Dallas have been visiting
with Mr. Anderson’s uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. Bernt Rogstad. Mr.
Rogstad has been seriously ill for the
past few days.
Mrs. M. J. Bertelsen and daughters,
Mrs. Louis Drucke, Mrs. Wm. B. Ber-
telson, Virgie, Frances, Alle Mae and
Margie were business visitors in
Mrs. Pete Lahlum has been ill for
the past several days but we hope for
her a speedy recovery..
Mr. Foney Wallace, of the Cooper
community, who is running for pre-
cinct commissioner, was in town Sat-
urday of last week shaking hands
Mn and Mrs. Martin Olsen and son,
Emil of the Harmony community,
were visitors in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Bernt Bertelsen Sunday.
ChaHey Gandy of Meridian was
here one day last week. Mr. Gandy is
our efficient County Clerk and is seek-
Miss Virgie Bertelsen spent the
weekend with Miss Clyde Smith in
Mr. Leslie Arrant of the Mt. Pleas-
ant community was a business visitor
L. B. King of Dallas, formerly con-
nected withi the Oils Incorporated,
Oklahoma City, has been here this
week completing a block of land con-
sisting of ten thousand acres of land
east of Clifton for the purpose of
drilling for oil.
The well is to go down to the depth
of 3,800 feet. Mr. King says he hopes
to get some action in the way of
drilling on this land within the next
sixty days. The oil man has hopes of
getting another block of acreag&jydlt;
ot Clifton at an early dte ft#
I crposes. Much interest b&kjmMp?
izens is being shown in heTpH^iisT
King get these blocks of land.
Those leasing their land are being
assured that drilling equipment will
be put on the ground and in operation
at Mr. King’s expense. Mr. King has
operated in a number of states and
has credentials showing people that
he is a man of experience in the oil
business and has good connections and
On frequent occasions in the past
oil men ahve studied the geology in
Bosque county and have assured set-
tlers here that the formation of the
strata offered excellent chances of an
abundant suplly of oil being present.
However, no one of the large com-
panies or independents have been in-
terested enough in the county to send
geological survey group here to make
tests. The geological survey groups
working with modern science have
practically done away with the gam-
ble in the oil game; their findings
last Saturday with some 800 other! have in the past year or two proven
Scouts in Central Texas. The day was to be correct in the majority of cases,
filled with contesest of various sores, -
t0 Rural Schools Given
Help By Government
O. Lee Stuart, Jr. won first place
in class C archery, Garland Helton -
won third in this same event. Rayi Austin, Texas, April 27. Two
Amundson placed second in Scout pac- £rants Federal aid aggregating
ing; Clarence Handley, Jr. and Alii- I1,000,000 were received by the Texas
son Russell won third place in signal-. Commission Friday.
jng^ ; First came $486,000 to finance ru-
During the afternoon the various ra^ schools in towns of 5,000 or less
troops engaged in a field meet. The to insure customary terms and to re-
contest consisted of competition ini Instate ceitain adult education, voca-
first aid, string burning, signaling, i t'ona' arH* nursery classes to continue
pacing, fire by friction and flint, and;^° ^he ent^ the school term. This
other similar deeds. The Waco troop keep open country schools that
scored the most points as a group in jwere about to close. Teachers that
the field meet. .remained on the job where some
At 7:30 in the evening the twenty j schools bad no local funds will receive
some-odd troops met in the Court of | back pay, it was announced by Miss
Honor to receive their various awards. Marie Dresden
Trade with Record advertiser*.
Those from Clifton being honored
were as follows: Bob Binford, J. B.
Holder and Clarence Handley with
Star Badges; Edwin “Mosley, first
class badge; O. L. Stuart, Jr., sec-
ond class badge; Garland Helton, Ju-
nior May, Robert Jones, Barry Pool
and John Snider with tenderfoot
Bob Binford received merit badges
in machinery, first aid, handicraft,
and anglin; Allison Russell received
merits in first aid to animals, machin-
ery, agriculture, and horsemanship.
Clarence Handley, Jr. was awarded
merit badges in first aid, leather-craft,
wood carving and carpentry; John
Holder, Jr. received merits in first aid,
signaling,, and firemanship, while
J. W. Calvert was awarded a merit
badge in first aid.
John Holder, Scout Master, accom-
panied the boys on the trip and de-
serves much credit for their fine show-
W. H. Black, Former
Clifton Citizen, Dies
Clifton friends were advised this
week of the death of W. H. Black,
one of our city’s former citizens and
business men. For some time he and
Mrs. Black had been living at Bon-
ham, Texas, where he built up a
thriving poultry and produce business
as he- had once done in this place. It
is said that he died suddenly at his
office last Monday and interment was
made in the Bonham cemetery the
following day. Deceased had reached
the age of fifty-eight, and most of
these years of his life had been ac-
tively spent in the produce business.
While a citizen of Clifton Mr.
Black was an outstanding republican
politically and his name was on the
ticket as a candidate for State Sena
tor from this district.
Clifton friends of Mrs. Black ex-
tend to her their sincere sympathy in
Second, was $529,862 allotted to
meet expenses of regional re-employ-
ment branch offices, employment of
college students on a part-time basis,
service to transients and administra-
tion in general relief and work pro-
gram. Texas will not have to match
the funds assigned for administra-
tion and the grant, Miss Dresden
said, will continue numbers of ad-
ministrators slated for dismissal but
whose services arc needed.
The H. D. Council
Meets In Meridian
The Bosque County H. D. Council
met in Meridian Monday, April 30.
Ten clubs were represented with 28
present at this meeting.
Mr. Brandes, representative of the
Production Credit Association, spoke
to the Council. He explained the op-
eration of that association. He stated
that the purpose of the association
was to help the farmer and stockman.
The farmer may borrow the money
which he needs to operate his farm
from this organization at a small rate
of interest. Much less than that asked
by other firms.
During the business session the
council decided to make a quilt for
the purpose of raising some needed
Resolutions of. Sympathy in the
death of Mrs. Luella Morris were read
Two clubs gave reports on work
done by their club members since lash
Mrs. Mangold encouraged the at-
tendadnee of club members at the One
Day Short Course to be held in Den-
ton, May 18. —Reporter.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Polk and chil-
dren came down from their home in
Breckenridge and spent the Week-end
in Clifton with relatives and friends.
The many friends of Mrs.
Bronstad of this city will b
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Baldridge, Robert L. The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, May 4, 1934, newspaper, May 4, 1934; Clifton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth775092/m1/1/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Nellie Pederson Civic Library.