The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, October 23, 1925 Page: 6 of 8
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THB CLIFTON RECORD. CLIFTON, TEXAS, OCTOBER 23. 1325
Breckenridge is one of the fastest
growing little cities in Texas. This rapid
growth brought her face to face with a
difficult problem—that of providing paved
streets tnat would stand the immense in*
crease in swiftly moving automobiles and
pounding motor trucks.
When the city’s present paving program
was launched in 1924, the city officials
wanted to build paving that would reflect
credit on their administration and give the
property owners full value for every dol-
lar spent. After careful investigation they
chose portland cement concrete.
The initial contract waslor only 16,000
square yards but property owners were so well
pleased with this pavement that additional con-
tracts have been let totaling more than 60,000
A well planned street paving program is a
gilt-edged investment. A concrete street means
continuous dividends—not perpetual expense.
Our booklet-R-< tell* many interesting 'kings
about concrete streets. Write for your copy
PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION
Southwestern Life Building
A National Organization to Improve and Extend
the Uses of Concrete
OFFICES IN 30 CITIES
LIGHT PLANT INJUNCTION
DISSOLVED BY JUDGE WARD
The temporary injunction granted
R. O. Ba?3 against the City of Clif-
ton et at. at Fort Worth on July 28th,
while Judge Irwin T. Ward was ab-
sent from the state, restraining the
City of Clifton and others from pro-
ceeding with the construction of its
municipal electric light plant was dis-
solved by Judge Ward at Cleburne
yesterday, and the City and its con-
tractors may now proceed with the
does not appeal the case. The injunc-
tion was granted on the plea that the
City of Clifton did not comply with
the law in advertising for bids and
letting contracts for construction of
the electric light plant.
About two years ago the City of
Clifton voted bonds to the amount of
$35,000 to construct a municipal elec-
tric light plant. R. O. Bass brought
a suit against the City as a taxpayer,
claiming the City had no authority to
own an electric light plant and that
it had no authority to assess a tax
rate of 30c on the $100 valuation to
pay the interest on said bonds and
create a sinking fund to redeem them
at maturity. The trial court, Court
of Civil Appeals at Waco and the
Supreme Court of Texas held that
the City had such authority, and the
Supreme Court of the United States
denied Bass’ writ of error to that
county which was final.
The City of Clifton has filed a suit
against Bass and his bondsmen claim-
ing $7,500 damages by reason of the
alleged damages by reason of the al-
leged wrongful suing out the first
temporary injunction, causing delay
in the construction of its plant. This
case will come up at the next term of
In the first case the City of Clifton
was represented by H. J. Cureton and
Geo. W, Anderson, of this city, and
when the case was taken to the Su-
preme Court, they were assisted by
W. E. Spell and Walter Cocke, of
Waco. In the injunction case H. J
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
FROM VALLEY MILLS
(From Valley Mills Tribune)
“Toughy" Crawford and John
George Cooper who had been work-
ing at the Provident Drug Store in
Waco resigned their positions last
week and came home immediately,
and on Monday they went up to De
Leon where they will spend a few’
days with A. Kilpatrick.
Mfs. "7r~BL MdAftKIKKU ajMfldjug
the week with her daughter Mrs. Wal-
ter Witte, over in Hamilton county.
“Old Mac” is batching and raising
thunder in general.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Witte and
children living over in Hamilton
county spent last Saturday night and
Sunday visiting at the home of J. M.
McAdams and wife.
Glynn Prather of Clifton was here
for a short while Tuesday evening,
having come down after his sister,
Miss Kathleen, who had been visiting
Ben W. Wheelis and the Tribune
man spent last Saturday in Gates-
ville on business, or at least Mr.
Wheelis had business there while we
were merely trying to keep out of
Miss Kate McNeill who recently
submitted to an operation at one of
the sanitarium at Waco, was brought
home Sunday of last week and is do-
ing splendidly and will soon be able
to be out with her friends.
Many from here saw the “Iron
Horse” at the Queen Theatre in Clif-
ton this week. All who saw it say
it was well worth the money and time
in going. These Caraway boys are
giving their people a show' second to
none in all this part of Texas.
Mrs. Oma Harris went up to Dallas
the latter part of last week to visit
the Fair and visit relatives* and her
friends in that place.
D. T. Poston of Route 1, while
transacting business in town.Tuesday
WEATHERFORD 12; CLIFTON 0
The Clifton College grid warriors
HILL COUNTY FARM BOYS
IN ENGINEERING CLUB
Hillsboro, Texas, Oct. 19.—County
Agent Fred C. Newport has organ-
ised the Hill County Engineering
Club, composed of twenty-two Hill
County farm boys, age 14 to 18
years, who will study the operation of
the farm level and its application to
terracing and farm construction, such
as leveling the foundation of build-
ings, figuring cuts and fills for farm
roads, levees, tanks, etc.
GLEN ROSE MAN IS
FOUND MAKING “CORN’
Cureton of this city, was assisted by calM at lhe Tribunt‘ ^ » *b<>rt
W. M. Lackey, 103, of Lynn county,
who says tobacco and work may hurt
some people, but he still smokes and
tends to his cotton fields. He was a
soldier in the Mexican War and is a
Confederate veteran. He has been
married five times and 12 of hk 24
children sill survive, the oldest being
87 and the youngest 18.
Glen Rose, Texas, Oct. 20.—Sheriff
Joe Dotson, with Deputy Crawford of
Cleburne, and two officials of Tarrant
county, surprised a man converting
corn into whiskey Sunday evening
The man fled and made his escape
The officers seized a copper still, es-
timated at 100 gallons, nine barrels
of mash, some 20 gallons of corn
whiskey and an empty barrel.
The find was made on a farm six
miles south of town. ______,_
FARM FOR SALE
The C. M. Pederson place, 4 miles
east of Cranfills Gap on the Clifton
and Cranfills Gap road; also a house
and lot in Clifton, close to Clifton
College. For price and terms see
C. G. Carlson on Route 2, Meridian,
or Ole Finstad, Cranfills Gap. 33-3tp
Bryan and Maxwell of Waco. Bass
has been represented by Nat Harris
of Waco in all the litigation.—Merid-
At Boggy School House on Friday
night, Oct. 30th, given by the Parent-
Come out and enjoy the evening’s
Rev. Rozell of Waco will supply for
our pastor. Rev. C. D. Daniel, Sunday
Oct. 25th, both morning and evening
hours. Come and hear him.
China has contracted with Amer-
ican concerns for radio facilities cost-
ing $13,000,000 to be completed in 3
Visit the College Lyceum.
EXTRA ■ SPECIALS
For Saturday and Monday
Eleven boys’ suits with short trousers. All good values. Sizes 10
to 18—to close out at I -2 price.
All boys’ short trousers to close out at a big reduction.
36-inch Brown Domestic at 15c per yard. Good Grade Cheviots
at 15c per yard. A splendid grade of outing, I 5c per yard.
• 1 .
YOU WILL FIND EACH AND EVERY DEPARTMENT
BRIMMING FULL WITH SUCH THINGS YOU WILL NEED
RIGHT NOW. ALL MARKED AT A VERY LOW PRICE.
If?.: - -
JOHN E. SWENSON
THE CASH STORE
Phone 133 * Clifton, Texas
Now have lense for your Ford car.
-A. G. Gilliam. tfc
visit. We are always glad to see Dee
and want him to make his trips more
Mrs. J. 8. Shaw and daughter, Lur-
line, drove over to Gatesville last
Sunday for a short visit with their
daughter and sister, who is residing
at that place,
street since last Saturday.
Mrs. J. B. Shaw and daughters.
Lurline and Janie, spent- Sunday in
Gatesville wih Mrs. Elbert Chatman.
F. M. Carter of Hamilton, who had
been visiting relatives and friends in
Fort Worth, Wichita Fails and
Wyneenwood, Oklahoma, came in
Monday and remained aver to Tues-
day morning when he left for home.
Pad says it is impossible for him to
stay away from Hamilton where he
has lived for a little while less than
a hundred years.
Joe Wise and lady of Clifton where
Mr. Wise is cashier of the First Na-
tional Bank, spent a short while in
Valley Mills Monday morning while
enroute home from Waco where they
visited Mrs. Wise’s mother, Mrs. Paul
Carroll McMurray of John Tarle-
ton, Stephenville, spent last Satur-
day and Sunday visiting his parents
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. McMurray.
W. B. McAdams and family of Wal-
nut Springs came down last Sunday
to spend the day with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McAdams.
Mrs. E. B. Henley of Brownwood
has been spending several days with
her mother, Mrs. Alex McNeill and
other relatives here.
John A. McNeill of the McNeill
Drug Store was transacting business
in Dallas the first of the week and
taking advantage of his trip to see
the great State Fair'. • . < *
H. J. Gibbs accompanied by Mrs.
Gibbs, his daughter, Mrs. H. C. Ad-
am, also little son, Henry Jefferson
Gibbs and nephew, Leo Pool, went up
to Dallas last Saturday to see the
sights at the Fair and to visit at the
home of Mrs. Gibbs' sister, Mrs. J.
M. Brooks, and other relatives and
friends in that city.
Otho Compton who is attending
Baylor University at Waco, came
over home last Saturday to spend
Saturday night and Sunday with
home folks. He finished high school
here last May and is intending to
complete his education and says he is
working hard and faithful.
Mrs. W. H. Carter and two daugh-
ters, Misses Thelma and Frances,
were Clifton visitors last Saturday,
spending a part of the day with the
family of W. E. Prather of that place.
They were accompanied home by Miss
Kathleen Prather who spent several
days with,the Tribune family.
Tom Harris and Coleman Williams
who had been visiting various parts,
of Texas and Louisiana, returned
home last week, and Tom is now as-
sociated with his mother in conduct-
ing the Crow Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Ab Warrington, also
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pool went to Clif-
ton Thursday night to see the show,
“T|Tie Iron Horse” that is being
itlAwn thoru kit o/oulr
ford last Friday, the 16th of Oct,,
when the Weatherford College team
got away with the long end of a 12
to 0 count. The Weatherford team
simply proved to have the necessary
punch at the times that it was needed,
using mainly straight old football.
The Clifton team showed a world
of improvement over their • efforts
of the week before. The Jine, by no
means in standard form, showed it-
self possessed of enough strength,
but it failed to use it properly. The
baekfiield’s main failing was it* lack
of speed and drive. By the score of j
the game, one is apt to under-esti-!
mate the strength of the “Fightin'
Cats." - ,
In the Clifton aggregation this j
year we find several new lights, and
the local faijs would do well to watch
them. Starting this year, with prac-
tically no experience, young Thilntan
M. Rogstad, a Cranfills Gap bear cat,
is fast rounding into a star performer
and is filling the gap left by the grad-
uation of Harris. Claud Thompson, a
wiry and versatile young “cat” played
havoc with the drives directed at his
end._ Manning of Hamilton, with a
surplus of pep, fills the gap left in
the line by the graduation of West-
ley. Of the old “Cats,” Grimland did j
the most effective work against.
•Weatherford. "He, together with j
Thompson and Eggen, let no drive at
their side go unpunished. Joe Rhodes
at the other tackle position,, consist-
ently smeared the plays of the oppo-
sition. Capt. Pederson, essaying a
triple threat role, has not as yet
struck his stride, but should here-
after blaze the way across the grid-
iron for consistent gains. These men,
together with Holst, Orbeck, Strand.
Schow, B. T. Rhodes, R. H. Rogstad,
and others, with a student body,
solidly backing them, are this week
going through strenuous preparations !
determined to beat Hillsboro ifi their!
game here on Monday of next week,
ST. OLAF LUTHERAN CHURCH
Service in the English language
next Sunday in the Rock church at
11 a. m.
In the Brick church at night at 7:30
in the Engtish language.
Confirmation classes meet Saturday
at the Brick church 10 a. m. and Rock
church 2 p. m.
Sunday School every Sunday morn-
ing at 9:30.
J. A. Urnes, Pastor.
Japan has an avenue of trees, fifty
miles in length, extending from the
town of Nikko to Narnada.
Beginning Oct. 29
1. Apollo Duo.
2. The Bubble.
3. Annie Therese Davault.
4. Wilma Vance Entertainers
Single Admission .............. .50
Adult Season Ticket $1.00
25c Additional For Each
Child Under 16 and
Tickets on Sale at Both
A. & M. HAT SHOP
AT THE SCHOW CO.
To Start Friday, October 23rd
Hundreds of satisfied customers expressed
their appreciation of our styles, quality and
prices. Every woman that knows the value of
a dollar should not fail to visit the millinery
department at the Schow Co.
We appeal to yor reason: Why we can af-
ford to sell better hats for less, is that our buy-
ing power for 39 departments enables us to
sell you ,
TWO HATS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
Come and be Convinced!
A. & M. HAT SHOP
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