The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, May 25, 1934 Page: 4 of 8
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Farmers are buying more farm
implements this year than usual—say
our dealers. ■■
One reason the farmers of this sec-
tion seldom make a crop failure is be-
cause they know how to prepare their
land before the crop is planted; hence
failures are infrequent.
A very fine rain, probably more
than one inch, fell in this section soon
after noon Wednesday of this week;
and it is said to have been very fine
on growing crops, and so far as has
been reported, but little damage was
done to grain crops still unharvested.
A resolution commending tjje State
Legislature for refusing to pass the
sales tax and urging continuance of
efforts to combat all forms of new
taxation in Texas was passed by the
Retail Merchants’ Association conven-
tion Monday at Temple.
Clifton ball team now at the head
of the percentage column, tied with
Whitney, goes to Fairy Sunday after-
noon for a' game with that team, which
is. a good one. The Fairy team beat
Clifton here and it will take a real
fight to put (Tver a Win by Clifton in
the Sunday game. All Clifton people
who can should accompany their
team and show them they are behind
them in the fight for honors. These
are all just good home games played
by home men and win or lose the peo-
ple are being furnished good clean
sport and the players enjoying every
Mrs. Kate Proffitt gave a delightful
party Thursday evening, May 17, at
the Proffitt Inn, in honor of Mr. Ap-
pleby and Mrs. Munson. When school
closes Mr. Appleby will spend his
vacation elsewhere, and the Munson
family will leave to make their home
“Forty-two” was the diversion, and
indeed, the games were fast hnd fu-
rious, and caused much
Delicious punch and tea cakes were
served throughout the evening.
At a late hour, the friends reluc-
tantly departed, thanking Mrs. Prof-
fitt for the opportunity of attending
such a pleasant evening in her home.
The following guests were present:
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Helm, Mr.
and Mrs. S. M. Ringness, Mr. and
Mrs. Allison Miller, Oliver Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Pool, Mr. and Mrs.
Hector Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tuck'
er, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Raley, Har-
lan Lynn Raley, Mrs. N. W. Willett,
Betty Willett, Mary Eva, John A.,
and Luna Alice Munson, Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Linkenhoger, Mr. and
Mrs. T. C. Parks, Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Byers, Mrs. J. M. Bettis, Mr. and
Mrs. E. K. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. W,
D. Nuckols, Douglas Hill, Mrs. Mary
Gary, Miss Ruby McFadden, Mrs.
Clarice Solberg, Miss Nina Bakke,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Finley, Don Dunk-
lin, Robert Baldridge, Jr., Miss Kath-
erine Yarbro, Miss Elsie Coston, Miss
Millie Bronstad, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Standefer, and the honorees, Kent
Appleby and Mrs. A. S. Munson.
A. T. Humes and others of the
Turnersville community were business-
visitors in Clifton last Saturday, and
were making what is known to be just
complaints about the bad conditions
of the road from Clifton out their
way; especially the part nearing the
Coryell county line but inside Bosque
county on the approach of the hill-
side where the rains have' washed the
road until it has become almost im-
passable. Clifton people have taken
steps to help these good people out
and make the road suitable for traffic
with both light and heavy loads;
especially were the visitors interested
in getting the road fixed and suitable
for hauling the grain crop to the
Clifton market; and we assure them
that Clifton is equally as much inter-
ested as they are.
JERRY ALLISON MATSON
After a severe illness of about 11
days Jerry Allison, one of the twin
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Matson,
died at the family home Wednesday
morning shortly after five o’clock.
Late in the afternoon the same day
he was laid to rest in the Norse cem-
etery in the presence of many sympa-
thizing relatives and friends.
Born August 26, 1925, little Jerry
Had reached the age of eight years,
eight months and 27 days. He was in
the third grade at school and in the
third grade at Sunday School. He will
be greatly missed at school and at
home, but perhaps most of all by his
twin brother, James, who was so ser-
iously ill a year ago, leaving him
with an infirmity from which he is
slowly but steadily recovering.
Funeral services were held at the
home and at the Norse Lutheran
Church, where two beautiful duets
and a choir song were rendered. The
pastor spoke words of comfort based
on Psalm 50:15. “Call upon me in the
day of trouble: I will deliver thee,
and thou shalt glorify me.”
The sympathy of many loving
hearts was fittingly expressed by the
many beautiful flowers beneath which
the little body was laid in the grave
to await the glorious resurrection
I hereby make and submit my can-
didacy for the office of County Judge
of Bosque County.
I am not unmindful of the grave
responsibilities that the office of
County Judge imposes and pledge
you, if elected, that I will put forth
every effort and to the best of my
ability to conduct the office in an
honorable and efficient manner so
merriment, that you may never have cause to
l egret the honor conferred.
I will consider each and every case
or cause submitted to me carefully
in an effort to render fair, honest and
impartial justice to all, regardless of
race, color or creed and it will be my
pleasure as well as a duty to treat
each and every one with courtesy and
give ear to their appeals.
In these trying times of economic
depression, each is doing well to
care for those who by the ties of
home are dependent upon him and
with the limited time that I have be-
fore the election, it will be impos-
sible for me to see each voter per-
sonally or. to make a thorough cam-
paign. I want you to take this an-
nouncement as a personal appeal for
your support and vote in the coming
I promise you, if you elect me your
County Judge, to give the business
affairs of the county close study and
attention and render you an econom-
ical administration of its finances.
The office of County Judge belongs
to the people and it is for them to say
who shall serve them and on that bas-
is, I most earnestly invite your in-
quiry with reference to my ability,
training, and integrity and if found
worthy and well qualified, I will great-
ly appreciate your influence and vote
in the Democratic Primary Election,
J. L. BIRD.
This session of Congress will soon
come to a close, it is believed, and
then many of the senators and con-
gressmen will return to their respec-
tive states and homes to take up the
task of spending a few weeks prior
to the primary election campaigning.
Notwithstanding the fact Senator Con-
nally has an opponent, he says he
will be compelled to remain in Wash-
ington to do his part in looking after
the business intrusted to him of at-
tending to the affairs of our country;
and this is very likely what his peo-
ple “back home” prefer him to do,
since many of his advisers tell him
bis “business” at home will be well
cared for even though he spends all
his time in Washington. People of
this congressional district are now of
the opinion that Congressman Cross
will be renominated without opposi-
tion; which is as it should be since he
is now experienced in congressional
affairs and has been doing his job
Mr. E. P. Parker and Miss Vaidine
Johnson, both of this city, slipped
away to Glen Rose last Friday after-
noon, May 18, 1934, where they se-
cured a marriage license and then
drove to Walnut Springs to the home
of Rev. McCaulay, the pastor of the
Methodist Church, where they united
in marriage; Rev. McCaulay reading
the ceremony that united this happy
couple as one.
The bride is the popular and ac
complished daughter of Mrs. S. B.
Johnson. She is a graduate of Clifton
High School, class of ’31.
Tire groom is a son of Mrs. F. E.
Parker of Texarkana. He has made
his home in Clifton for the past three
years, during which time he has
made a host of friends. He is now
employed at Carpenter Bros. Drug
The best wishes from their host of
friends accompany this young couple
as they start on the journey of wed-
ENTERTAIN BETA BETAS
Mrs. J. M. Bettis, Mrs. J. R. Wil-
liams and Miss Elsie Coston - enter-
tained members of the Beta Beta
Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma
with an informal tea at the Home
Economics cottage on Saturday after-
noon, May 19. .The following were
present: Mrs. J. M. Bettis, Mrs. J.' R.
Williams, Miss Elsie Coston, Clifton;
Miss Gladys Wright, Itasca; Miss Ef-
fie Easterling, Itasca, and Mrs. 0. E.
Pierson, Clifton. Miss Hildegarde
Manske was a guest at this meeting.
Immediately following the refresh-
ments consisting of two kinds of
sandwiches, wafers, tea, and mints,
Miss Wright gave a very interesting
nnd inspiring report of her trip to
San Antonio, May 12, as delegate to
the State convention.
The meeting adjourned after a brief
business meeting which followed the
very pleasant social hour.
Several members are eagerly look-
ing forward to the pleasant and prof-
itable national convention to be held
at Hot Springs, Arkansas, June 9.
One thing the newspapers must ad-
mit and that is that the candidates
for some of these high uffices are nice
and very accomodating; always will-
ing to furnish for free publication all
the reading matter and personal pic-
tures one could desire. It is probably
a fact that candidates for these high
offices can not afford and would not
be permitted to spend as much money
as it would take to have such printed
at the regular rate of advertising
cost; however, this is no fault of the
newspaper publishers and they are
under no obligations to give their
apace to office seekers any more than
they are to other people wanting pub-
licity; and to give away advertising
would be similar to a merchant giv-
ing away his merchandise—and it is
not believed that either could subsist
but a short while by such business
methods. Of course the newspapers
love all the candidates but it would
ndt be good business judgment to
give all the space in the newspapers
that is requested.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION
The United States Civil Service
Commission will accept applications
until June 4 for the position of freight
rate clerk. The salary is $2,300 a
year, subject to a deduction not to ex-
ceed 10 per cent until June 30, and of
not more than 5 per cent during the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1935.
Applicants must have had within
the ten years immediately preceding
the closing date for receipt of appli-
cation at least five years of experi-
ence in position in which the duties
performed required them to become
thoroughly conversant with the vari-
ous railroad freight classifications,
freight tariffs, circulars, rules of the
Interstate Commerce Commission, etc.
al least two years of which must have
involved the distribution of earnings
between carriers on through traffic.
Full information may be obtained
from the Post Office in Clifton.
If you are needing extra help call
at nearest Relief Station.
G. E. Carpenter, Administrator.
CRANFILLS GAP P. T. A.
On May 17th the Cranfills Gap
P. T. A. met at the high school audi-
torium; opened up with a business
meeting, electing the following of-
1st. Vice President—Oran Knudson.
2nd. Vice President—Mrs. Ford.
3rd. Vice President—Mr. Romine.
Secretary—Mrs. Bemt Bertelsen.
Asst. Secretary—Mrs. C. L. Rohne.
Treasurer—M. J. Bertelsen.
Reporter—Mrs. Estel Ammons.
As there was no further business
the following program was rendered:
Dialog—H. E. Girls.
Song: Mavis Knudson, Geraldine
Coston, Imodene Hall, Marie Adams.
Quartet—Mr. and Mrs. Davidson,
Curtis Thompson, Will Smith.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved.
A report was made by the treas-
This was our last meeting of the
P. T. A. this school term.
For U. S. Senator—
For Congress, 11th. District—
O. H. CROSS
VERNON LEMENS (re-election)
For Connty Clerk—
CHAS. M. GANDY
For Commissioner, Precinct 3—
T. G. BRITTAIN (re-election)
EDWIN W. SPITZER
WILL C. HAFER
O. J. JOHNSON
For Commissioner, Precinct 4—
J. PIERCE RICHARDS
F. W. (FONEY) WALLACE
For Tax Assessor & Collector—
D. PRESTON HORNBUCKLE
For County Judge—
BURRELL F. WORD
J. L. BIRD
For District Clerk—
MAGGIE B. LITTLE
For County Treasurer—
ALMA T. BUTLER
For District Attorney—
PENN J. JACKSON
For County Superintendent of Pub-
CLARA F. RICHARDS
A. O. B. ANDERSON
SENTENCED TO U. S. PEN
Dallas, May 18.—William E. Ed-
wards, CWA truck dispatcher, ac-
cused of wholesale pay roll -padding
and graft at headquarters here,
pleaded guilty in U. S. district court
today and was sentenced by Judge
William H. Atwell to 18 months in
Although the indictment returned
against Edwards late yesterday did
not specify the entire amount that
Edwards stole from the Government,
Judge Atwell mentioned in court that
it totaled more than $1,000.
Much of the grain crop of this sec-
tion is now in the shock; in fact,
there will be but little not harvested
at the end of this week if weather con-
ditions continue favorable.
I take this method of informing
you that I will not be a candidate for
the office of County Judge this year,
owing to conditions that have arisen
in my personal business, which make
it impossible, for me to make a cam-
paign, and if elected, to give the peo-
ple my time.
I have always thought that public
servants should work at their job as
diligently as they would at a private
business and my deep-seated convic-
tion that this is right has prompted
me to make and publish this state-
I want to take this opportunity of
thanking my friends and supporters
for their wonderful words of confi-
dence and encouragement .end will
ever strive to merit your good will.
Remember when in Meridian it will
be a real pleasure to me to have you
come in my store and visit with me
and should you ever need my services
in any way, just let me know and I
will consider myself fortunate if I can
ing up my last orders this week for
the Newton Co. at home. The premi-
um is hose like I had last year with
only 50c order. One good cow for sale.
-Mrs. W. B. Stewart. ltc
The Clifton Record and the Dallas
News now $2.50 per year.
HAVE YOUR CAR CLEANED
INSIDE AND OUT
It stands to reason that your
motor will keep cooler if it has
been steam-cleaned—with mod-
ern steam cleaning equipment.
Too, a polish will improve the
appearance and the finish of
Reasonable Prices and Prompt
Attention To All
For Full Particulars See
THE MERMAID SWIMMING POOL
ANNOUNCES ITS OPENING
Pure Artesian Water
Family ................................ $5.00
Individual .......................... $2.50
(under 12) ............ 10c
................... 10c and 15c
Get the habit of using this healthful resort
and place of amusement
MERMAID SWIMMING POOL
ALVIN SURLEY, Mgr.
A $10.00 VALUE
For Only $2.85
V S'. M *
With This Plan
26 PIECE FAUN PATTERN SILVERWARE
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MANUFACTURED AND GUARANTEED BY ONEIDA COM-
Here is what you do: Get a card from us. Print your name and
address on it. Have it punched every time you make a purchase in
this store. When you have purchased $8.00 worth of groceries and
$2.00 worth of these Proctor & Gamble products:
Ivory Soap, Ivory Snow, Ivory Flakes, Camay Toilet Soap,
Chipso, Oxydol, Crisco, Lava Soap, P. & G. White Naphtha Soap,
and Hardwater Castile Soap,
Send the card and only $2.85 by postal money order or check to
The Simeon L. & George H. Rogers Sales Co., Oneida, N. Y. They
will send you, postpaid, a 26-piece silver service exactly like that
“THESE THIRTY YEARS”
NAME: “These Thirty Years,” a
full-size all-star talking picture with
a real story.
TIME: June 15 and 16, matinee and
PLACE: City Hall, Clifton.
PRICE: Free tickets at A. G. Gil-
liam Motor Co. ltc
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend heartfelt thanks
to all our friends and neighbors who
so kindly assisted in any way during
the illnes and after the passing of our
dear brother and uncle, Mr. Gus A.
Brown. We also thank you for sym-
pathy extended us and for beautiful
May God bless each one of you.
Miss Julia Brown,
Nephews and Nieces.
See us for your Stock and Poultry Remedies such as: Gizzard
Capsules, Colorine Poultry Tonic, O. R. O. Parocite Remover, Chick
Diarrhoea Tablets, GermQ Worm Powder for Poultry, Germo Form
for Roup, Poultry House Paint, Lice Powder, Bee Brand Insect Pow-
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Healing Oil, Dr. LeGear’s Stock Powder, Dr. LeGear’s Cow Prescrip-
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Baldridge, Robert L. The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, May 25, 1934, newspaper, May 25, 1934; Clifton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth775787/m1/4/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Nellie Pederson Civic Library.