The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, October 23, 1925 Page: 2 of 8
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THE CLIFTON RECORD. CLIFTON. TEXAS, OCTOBER 2S, 1925
WHFN YOU CAN
V? 111/11 1 v v Vrll'l
Take a $10 Bill
And get $15.00 to $20.00 worth of Goods with
T it, how can you afford to stay away from
Gilliam's Wrecking House?
Most Everybody is Taking Advantage of These Bargains Now
Gilliam Wrecking House
REA BUILDING. CLIFTON. TEXAS
TEXAS RANGERS PROBE
THREATS TO CLEBURNE .MEN
Cleburne, Oct. 15.—Investigation of
the origin of nine threatening letters
received by Cleburne business and
professional men, was begun by two
Rangers Wednesday night. Several
theories have been probed but no ar-
rests have been made.
The letters, all of which were left
in the automobiles of the recipients,
were demands for money under death
threats. Mayor W H. Goldsmith was
asked for $50,000. Alta Souther of
the Home National Bank was asked
for $15,000 and the other seven men
were asked for $10,000 each.
The letters stated that the men
were members of a gang operating
out of Chicago, appointed to raise a
fund of $20,000,000 and that $4,000,-
000 had already been raised and the
“gang” has been compelled to kill
only 37 men.
The world’s largest herd of Guern-
. Bey dairy cattle is in California, at
the Adohr stock farms, Los Angeles;,
where there are more than 1,400 in-
dividuals, registered and grade.
American postmasters had the
franking privilege in the early days.
STOP THAT ITCHING
If you suffer from any form o'
skin diseases such as Itch. Eczema
Tetter or Cracked Hands. Poison Oak
Ring Worm, Old Sores or Sores ot
Children. We will sell you a Jar of
BLUE STAR REMEDY on a guar-
antee. It will not stain year clothing
and has a pleasant odor.
Ja8. M. Robertson
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
ON NATIONAL BODY
Austin, Texas, Oct. 20.—Clarence
Gilmore, Chairman of the Texas
Railroad Commission, has been r«*-
appointed to places on two important
committees of the National Associa-
tion of Railroad and Public Utilities
Commissions. Announcement to this
effect was received from A. G. Pat-
terson of Alabama, president of the
organization. This retains Mr. Gil-
more on the legislative committee
and on the special committee appoint-
ed under the Smith-Hoch resolution
and known as Docket 17,000 of the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
As a result of the latter appoint-
ment, Mr. Gilmore will leave Satur-
day for Chicago to be present next
week at .the cross-examination of
witnesses heard in direct testimony
last September, in Docket No. 17.000.
This is the all-important case where-
in the Interstate Commerce Commis*-
sion is making an investigation of
the whole, fabric of this country, with
the congressional view of reducing
the rates on agricultural products.
Mr. Gilmore is one of three State
commissioners selected to sit with
the chairman of the Interstate Com-
merce Commission in hearing the
testimony in Docket 17,000, The other
two are commissioners Betts of Ari-
zona and Millholland of Norh Dakota.
Sealed bids for switch board opera-
tor for the year 192*5 will be received
by- the president or secretary of the
Cranftlls Gap Telephone Co. up to
1:30 p. m. on the 1st Saturday in
November, which is the 7th. This is
the regular annual meeting of the
Alfred Brasher, Pres.,
Emil Sorley, Secy. 33-3tc
The Record and Dallas News, $2.5o.
BEFORE THE FIRE
J. t MCSPADDEN
CHURCH TO HAVE PASTOR
The mmebers of the Scandinavian
Lutl5eran church of this city are re-
joicing that they are soon to have a
permanent pastor, -v
Rev. O. T. Boe of Grand Rapids,
Minn., who some time ago accepted
the pastorate of this church is ex-
pected in the very near future, prob-
ably by another week or two. Rev.
Boe brings with him his wife and 3
children, to make Clifton their home.
It is now about a year ago that the
Rev. Lerud and family left to labor
in another field, which left the church
without a pastor, but very fortunately
indeed, Rev. H. Allen, of Minnea-
polis, was procured to serve as tem-
porary pastor, which position he
filled for some ten^ months. Rev.
Allen through his efficient work and
powerful sermons, gained a host of
friends and admirers not only with
the Lutheran church membership, but
with the general public as well.
Rev. Boe will be remembered by
quite a lot of the people of this com-
munity, as it so happened that he
spent some time here in our little
city, about the time that the good
people of the Lutheran church began
to make plans for its present beau-
tiful and commodious church building
which _^a, . erected, some, eighteen
years ago, and we recall to mind how
faithfully Rev. Boe worked in pro-
curing subscriptions, etc., for the
erection of this building, in which he
is now to serve as pastor. Quite fit-
ting, indeed. ‘
The entire membership of this
church as well as the citizens of our
little city await with pleasure, the
welcoming of the Rev. Boe and his
family. Announcements will be made
later through this paper as to the
exact time Rev. Boe will begin his
From Turner Itanch, 5 miles* east
of Meridian, about 10 days ago, ohe
hofse and two bay mares, two
reddish brown mare mules, three
black mare mules, all have tails
cropped on right* side of bush about
half way. Liberal reward for infor-
0. L. Wollard,
32-2tp Mt. Calm, Texas.
On account of the small supply in
the United States, Asiatic rice is be-
ing imported into Porto Rico from
Germany and Spain.
FILLING YOUR JOB
The great secret of success in life
is to be ready when your opportunity
comes. The thing young men and
women must keep in mind is that bus-
iness is not concerned in the least
with his or her need for a position but
simply with their capacity to fill it.
The true business man or woman
of today asks for work because they
can do it. It is the trained mind that
must be looked up to in actual busi-
ness conditions. When it exists, there
is no limit to where it can go.
The world is filled with wishers,
hopers, dreamers—men and women
who could mount high up.Jhe ladder
of success, but who never will because
they are not willing to pay the price.
And what a small price it is after
all. Merely the spending of a few
months in training from the unprof-
itable. wasted time rn everyone’s life,
devoted to training. Getting ready —
that is all.
Men and women with restricted
earnings satisfy their consciences
with the excuse that they cannot af-
ford to go to the small expense in-
volved, unconscious of the fact that
they are giving the best reason in the
world why they should make the nec-
essary sacrifice—unconscious of the
fact that they pay over and over all
thru their lives, by restricted earning
power, for the training that would
return them a thousand fold for a
If you are tired of long hours as
well as small pay, if you want a bet-
ter position with opportunities as well
as better pay, then support your am-
bition with training. A few months
in Tyler Commercial College at Tyler,
Texas, will equip you for the business
world, will put your services in de-
mand. Send for the free book,
“Achieving Success in Business" and
read how you can turn the wheels of
commerce. Just fill in and return the
coupon which is printed below and
receive free the large book.
CWe have no branch schools any-
where. We lead others follow.)
TYLER COMMERCIAL COLLEGE
See Editor of the Record for schol-
The Department of Agriculture re-
ports that 46,411,000 acres will be
sown to winter wheat this fall, an in-
crease of 4,094 acres over the acreage
2 BIRDS HATCHED FROM EGG:
TWO MEN WOUNDED BY GUN
Waxahaehie, Oct. 15,—“Killing two
birds with one stone,” is simple com-
pared, with hatching two birds from
one egg, John G. Flowers local pigeon
fancier and newspaper man, declares.
A young Maltese pigeon hen, a strain
brought here by Flowers from Vir-
r:nia. hatched two birds from one of
her eggs. The squabs were hatched
fren an extra large egg, almost the
s'ze of that laid by a chicken. The
young hen had laid several of the
large sized eggs, but her owner had
always thrown them away. When
Froney Haggard, another enthusiast,
and a descendant of "the late Sir
Rider Haggard, the famous novelist,
included one of the eggs in several to
be hatched, the ,twins resulted, the
egg being pipped at both ends.
Eastland, Texas, Oct. 15.—Dale
Swan and William Jessup, both young
men are in an Eastland sanitarium
recovering from serious injuries sus-
tained when a single barreled shotgun
was accidentally discharged-during a
hunt Sunday morning. The men were
getting into a row boat at the time
and one of them had just laid the gun
in the boat when it weijt off, badly
wounding Swan in the left wrist and
forearm. A portion of the same load
struck Jessup in the lower portion of
the abdomen. The men, who were
alone at the time, were able to drive
the car in which they were riding to
Eastland before becoming helpless
and almost blind from pain and the
loss .of blood. They are recovering
from their injuries.
ILLITERATES ALL OVER U. S.
ABOUT TO BE COUNTED
Washington, Oct. IT.—A census of
illiterates in the United States as
part of a campaign to reduce illiter-
acy will be undertaken next year^f '
the Bureau of Education of the In-
Active co-operation of a number of
national organizations has been
pledged, including that of the General
Federation of Women’s Clubs, the
American Federation of Labor, the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States, the Red Cross and the Amer-
State commissions are being es-
tablished in Alabama, Oklahoma and
South Carolina^to deal with the illit-
eracy'in co-operation with the bu-
In addition to the census, the cam-
paign will be directed toward encour-
aging attendance at night schools and
obtaining better enforcement of
school attendance laws.
The Austrian crop report as of
i August 1 shows condition of all crops
I considerably above average and bet-
ter than reported on the same date
| last year.
Dr. G. Wilson Collins
(All Work Guaranteed)
Clifton, : : : Texas
I have turned all my accounts into
the hands of Mr. Louie Fricke. You
will please see him and make settle-
ment.—Mrs. Owen Carpenter. 32-3tp
NIGHT OR DAY PHONE 32
D. J. Thomas, Jr., Prop.
CLIFTON TO WACO DAILY
Our trucks are equipped with fire
1 extinguishers, trailers and Dayton
Thorobred Cord Tires. Long distanca
moving. Experienced men on moving.
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CUNNINGHAM & MARTIN'S 'f
Tablets, Pencils, Ink, Pen Staffs, Pen Points, Note Book Paper,
Theme Tablets, Paste, Drawing Tablets and‘other necessary articles
that go with school.
GOOD QUALITY AND LOW COST
CUNNINGHAM & MARTIN
WHERE YOUR BUSINESS IS APPRECIATED
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