The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, October 17, 1930 Page: 1 of 8
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BUKNED AND STOtEN EVERY DAY
Every daily paper reports stolen cars. Stolen cars are
reported daily over the radio. Many more are, stolen that
are never reported. A few days ago a family automobile
burned a few miles from Clifton. They are hard to replace
these hard times.
For a few dollars in premiums the insurance company
will replace the car if burned or stolen. Yours may be next.
It would be just too bad. Less than two weeks ago a-car was
stolen on the streets of Clifton in day time. Be protected by
a policy in a good company.
By W. D. Raley
JENSON-TUCKER INSURANCE AGENCY
REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS
COMMITTEE OF INSTITUTE
Be it resolved by the teachers of
Bosque County, in institute session
1. We offer our sincere thanks to
the Meridian Independent School Dis-
trict and its superintendent, Mr. W.
A York, for the use of the school
building during institute.
2. We tender to Supt. A. D. Clark
our thanks for the able manner in
•which he has conducted the institute,
his provision of speakers and instruc-
tors who have made this meeting of
lasting value to all. We, furthermore,
wish to express our appreciation for
what he has done for the schools of
Bosque County while serving as
County Superintendent of Public In-
3. We thank the various speakers
and instructors for the inspiring
words that have brought encourage-
ment to all old and young teacher-
alike. To Dr. Bedicheck we express
our thanks for renewing our interest
in .Interscholastic League work. Espe-
cially do we thank Miss Glass and
Mr. Cobb of Waco for their work with
the teachers of Bosque county.
4. We strongly endorse the new
work in physical training. We urge
every teacher to help make this
course a success in Bosque County
by co-operating with the State De-
partment of Education in working
out plans whereby this work can be
effectively and efficiently done.
5. We heartily endorse Mr. Cobb's
lecture on character building, and
urge each teacher to 'train the child
in tbqse principles that will enable
him tt^lfcke his place in society as a
useful Ipd intelligent citizen.
§. Twit: A copy of these resolu-
tions is to be sent to the Texas Out-
look and the county newspapers for
publication, and also placed in the
minutes of this assembly.
H. B. Nutt,
T. B. Blackwell,
Mrs. G. E. McCaleb. *
FIRST PRICES ON WOOL, 70
CENTS FOR CHOICE GRADE
San Angelo, Oct. 11.—Two million
pounds of six and eight-month wool
have been sold on the clean price
basis of 70 cents for choice and No. 1.
according to the report of the Nation-
al Wool Marketing Corporation,
which met Friday, at Sonora, on the
first prices received for wool since
the organization was formed six
The corporation has shipped 2,000,-
000 pounds of Fall Wool and 6,750,000
pounds of Fall mohair to Boston and
expects the total for the year to
peach 33,000,000 pounds, according to
It has sold 2,500,000 pounds of
Texas mohair, half from the spring
1930 accumulation and the other half
from the fall 1930 accumulation. The
average price was 40 cents a pound.
Kid mohair was being held for higher
Co-operatives were holding, unsold
10,500,000 pounds of mohair and
growers were due to get two to three
cents'a pound additional in advancee,
if current prices were maintained,
based on these returns.
New scale advances of a dollar a
head' on sheep in 12-months’ wool, 50c
on eight-months’ wool and 40 cents
on goats , were announced.
The wool and mohair handled by
the Bosque County Wool and Mohair
Growers Co-operative Assn, of Clif-
ton, which was organized last spring
Included in the magazines and
journals which have been ordered for
use in the school libraries are Liter-
ary Digest, World’s Work, Atlantic
Monthly, Forum, Golden Book, Cur-
rent History, Correct English, Asia,
National Geographic, Review of Re-
views, Hygiea, and Scholastic. The
fact that the reading of current liter-
ature has a legitimate place in the
schools is now widely recognized, and
the placing of the foregoing journals,
recognized leaders in their respective
fields, in our libraries is a response
to this situation. The magazines are
to be properly bound at the end of
each month and kept permanently on
file in the library.
The physical examination of the
school children by local physicians
and nurses, which was to have begun
on Wednesday of this week, has beer,
postponed until the last week in Oc-
tober, beginning October 27th. The
examination is a part of the child
(By A. R- Ellis)
The following parties have filed
their intentions of applying in the
ndar future for marriage license:
Miss Sarah Moore of near Valley
Mills and Mr. Willie Pelgold of near
Miss Estele Howerton of near Ira-
del and Mr. Alvin Pruitt of near Ire-
License was granted to the last
E. F. Bowerman and wife to O. E
Sowell, 38a of the Vincent Banks;
second tract 74a of the Vincent Banks
O. R. Sowell to F. T. Shaffer, two
parcels of land amounting to 112a,
out of the Vincent Banks survey,
W. M. Newman and wife to C. R.
Conley, 109 l-12a of the southern J.
F. Folk, $1500.
W. E. Bryan and wife to R. S.
welfare program being sponsored by. Graves, parcel of land in town of
Quite a bunch of local Baptists at-
tended the Workers Council Monday,,
which met with Rural Grove church,
Mrs. M. L. Stockard left last Sat-
urday for a week or two’s visit with
her daughter in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Tom Morgan of Fort Worth
was here last week visiting her
mother, Mrs. J. T. Lomax.
Rev. Mr. Cousert, a returned mis-
sionary from Brazil preached two
very interesting sermons at the Bap-
tist Church ip Meridian last Sunday.
Mrs. GeorJ^ Lester, mother of
the Clifton Lions Club.
The Bosque County Teachers’ Insti-
tute held its regular annual session
at Meridian on Thursday and Friday
of last week. The institute was gen-
erally conceded to have been one of
the best ever held in this county, and
was a source of inspiration to every
teacher who attended. Dr. Roy Bed-
ichek of Austin represented the Inter-
scholastic League, and Supt. B. B.
Cobb and Miss Nina Glass of, the
Waco schools delivered helpful and
The high school football team con-
tinues its winning ways. Friday af-
ternoon they smothered Walnut
Bcore of 18 to 0. The locals have
played four games to date and have
won all of them by comfortable mar-
gins. Hico, Meridian, Lorena, and
Walnut Springs are the teams which
have met defeat the hands of the
locals to date. Tfl Cubs have one of
their hardest games Friday after-
noon when they play Gatesville High
School at Gatesville. >
The Texas State Teachers’, Asso-
ciation meets this year in Houston on
November 27-29. Some seven thou-
sand teachers will attend this meet-
ing, which expected to be one of
the outstandftt£~ineetings in the his-
tory of the association. Included iq
the list of prominent educators who
by A. C. Brandes, was shipped ^j^ill^addzggg the teachers, are Dr.
Springs high school team under a jjra yj a. York, was seriously hurt
National Wool Marketing Corpora-
tion, and from the above report the
members will receive a nice addi-
tional payment. The first payment
was several cents per, pound more
than was received by non-members.
George D. Strayer of Columbia Uni-
versity, Dr.- C. H. Judd of Chicago, Meridian one day last week.
in a car wreck one day last week,
but is getting along as well as could
Word came to Meridian Sunday
that C. W. Tidwell of Brownsville,
was thought-to be dying. His daugh-
ter, Mrs. Loyd Tittle, left immediate-
ly to be at his bedside. Mr. Tidwell
has many friends in Bosque county
who will be sorry to hear this news.
Tom Morgan Jr. and wife of Fort
Worth visited relatives here last
W. H. Curtis, the Meridian “Tur-
key man,” attended the Texas Butter,
Egg and Poultry Association meet-
ing at Fort Worth last Friday
Mr. Erickson of the Texas-Louis-
iana Power Go. at Clifton, was in
Topping off the fourth consecutive
victory of the Cubs, a party was
given by Mias Margaret Hill at her
home on Friday evening, October 10.
Since practically everyone had gone
to Walnut to see the Clifton Cubs
win, the party was the scene of whole
sale merrinfent and fun from the
very beginning to the very end.
Bridge was the principal occupa-
tion and fun and laughter was prev-
alent in every room, regardless of the
As a suitable climax, delicious re-
freshments of apricot ice cream and
pound cake with an orange slice as
plate favor, were served by. the hos-
tess and her mother. The latter in-
formed us that since the party was
not formal we could help ourselves to
more ice cream. We needed no more
urging—the cream disappeared. As a
result of the happy feeling of “hay-
ing’had plenty of ice cream,” we
gathered around the piano and sang
all the songs anyone knew.
Finally, we had to leave and the]
following guests departed, telling
Mrs. Hill and Margaret “What a
lovely time we’d had,” and “to
please let us come again”: Potty
Lane, Mag Colwick, Mery West-
gaard, Mollie Nelson, Virginia Gran-
tham, Margaret Polk, Emma’Canute-
aon, Grace McSpaddefi, "Cowboy”
Walling, “Sticks” Canute son, “Goofy”
Jenkins, Joe Reese, Ralph Lane, Har-
- ---H. P. Jenson, “Percy” Kil-
Pederson and 'Raymond,
THE MOSHEIM FAIR
Regardless of the rain during the
morning the* Mosheim Fair was pulled
off on schedule time last Friday. It
was a great djy for Mosheint, and
proves what a live and up-to-date
community can do when they all work
There were exhibits of good cattle,
sheep, goats, mules, chickens, tur-
keys, ducks, com, milo maize, canned
fruits and vegetables, fancy work and
other things too numerous to men-
One of the features was the display
of the Henry Big Boll Cotton and the
prises offered for same. E. C. Johle
of Clifton won the $25.00 cash prise
for the best atalk of cotton.
the crowd was entertained with
music by the Clifton band and a large
band from the Gatesville Training
The good ladies of Mosheim and
community had prepared a good din-
ner which was highly relished by all.
There were many people from Clif-
ton including many business men and
others. Mrs. C. A. Orbeck was one of
Dr. E.-W. Wright of the University
of North Carolina, and Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, the famous anthropolo-
gist and arctic explorer.
The writer recently examined a
copy of Morse’s Georgraphy of the1munity were business visitors in Me-
L. M. Tittle Jr. of Brownsville was
here one day last week visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tergerson
and small son of the Mustang com-
World, printed in 1822, and owned by
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bettis. This is the
most famous and most widely used
of the 19th century texts in geog-
raphy. The book is written in an in-
teresting style, but has no maps, dia-
grams, or pictures. A description of
the city of St. Louis states that its
population at the time of the publi-
cation of the book was in excess of
two thousand, and that “the two
streets” in the city were more than
a mile in length. Mr. Bettis states
that Texas is not mentioned in the
entire text. It goes without saying
that copies of such books are rare,
and that the copy owned by Mr. and
Mrs. Bettis is of considerable value
because of its rarity.
ridian early in the week.
E. A. Koonsman of Iredell passed
through Meridian last Thursday on
his way to the Cotton Palace at Waco
where he will place his fine chickens
and turkeys on exhibition. He won
$50 in prizes there last year 'and
hopes to do as well or better this
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Belew were
business visitors in Fort Worth the
first of last week.
Alvin Jordan of California is here
l a visit to his mother, Mrs. J. P.
Jordan and other relatives. This is
the first visit Alvin has made to
Texas for several years.
During the afternoon the crowd ternoon at 2:30.
ST. OLAF LUTHERAN CHURCH
Service in the Brick church next
Sunday, Oct. 19th, at 3 p. m. in the
English language, by Rev. P. E.
The South) Ladies Society meets
next Wednesday afternoon. Mrs.
John Dahl entertains at the home.
ConfirmantB meet Saturday af-
was entertained with the boys -riding
calves and other amusements. Air-
plane rides could be bad for the bar-
gain, price of $1.60 for those who de-
firrnj a thrill *f this kiiid.
The fair was a grand success and
it is to be hoped that Mosheim will
continue this annual event.
Sunday School every Sunday morn
ing at 9:30. If weather permits, next
Sunday will be real beginning of this
J. A. Urnes, Pastor.
To Cranfills Gap Telephone Co.
I take this method to let you know
that I am a candidate for telephone
operator for the ehsuing year 193,1.
Your vote and influence will be great-
:»• W. C. Pendleton.
Mrs. W. H. Carter of Valley Mills
was here the first of the week Ahc
guest of her* cousin, Mrs. J. N. Fahis
and other relatives and friends.
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Morning Worship 11 a. m.
Sunbeams 3 p. m.
B. Y. P. U.’s 6:30 p. m.
Evening Worship 7:30 p. m.
W. M. S. meets Monday st the
church, 3 p. m. in regular Bible study
Teachers meeting Wednesday, 6:30.
Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:S0.
Sunday afternoon 3 p. m., the
county Sunday School Convention
meets st Meridian.
A splendid program is arranged
and a large group from here is ex-
pected to (to. —— ----
Come to the Baptist Church; you
will be cordially received at all times.
Frank Nixon, Pastor.
LET US DEMONSTRATE
New Majestic Radio
IN YOUR HOME
LIONS CLUB HOLDS
Guests of the Club last Tuesday
noon were Dr. O. M. Olson of this
city and Messrs. J. E. Blaine and
Bert Rawlins of Dallas; the two lat-
ter gentlemen being in town that day
to deliver and demonstrate Clifton’s
fire truck and apparatus.
President C. G. Bronstad calling
GRANDMA MARY O. SWENSON
PASSES AWAY WEDNESDAY
Grandma Mary O. Swenson, born in
Norway, November 16, 1837; died in
Clifton, Wednesday evening, October
15; being almost ninety-three years
i Deceased had made her home with
her daughter, Mrs. Clara Grimland,
in this city for many years, and had
for committee reports received much } been in failing health for 'some time,
response; the first being the report therefore her demise did not come as
that Tuesday evening, October 28,1 a surorise to members of the family
had been set as the time for the reg- and close friends who had been at her
ular “annual ladies night,” and at | bedside for many days. Other-chil-
which time in addition to the wives j dren besides Mrs. Grimland who sur-
and sweethearts of the local member- vive are the two sons, John E. Swen-
ship would be included the fatuity of
Clifton Junior College and Clifton
Public School as special guests. The
plans and date of the committee was
definitely agreed upon and this event
which consists of a well prepared ban-
quet and program will be looked for-
ward to with much interest.
The committee on major activities
of the Club reported their work pro-
gressing nicely and that the major
activity, “child welfare,” was to be
started in real earnest on Wednesday
of this week when the examining of
the public school children by local
doctors and trained nurses starts, to
learn their physical defects or if they
are 100 per cent perfect. Messrs. A.
G. Gilliam, J. L. Standefeir and C. H.
Reese were appointed by the chair
as a committee to see that all chil-
dren who needed transportation to
and from the local doctors’ offices
would be provided. This is thought
one of the best and most essential
things our club is sponsoring this
year, and has been classified as the
President Bronstad named as a
committee, Tom C. Parks, Robert L.
Baldridge and Fred W. Nelson to
work with our County Commissioner
Mr. J. P. Richards in helping to im-
prove the road leading out north-west
cf Clifton, known as the Meridian
Since the Lions Club sponsored the
trip made to Mosheim by the citizens
of this community last Friday to at-
tend the Community Fair, the chair-
man asked a report of same to be
given by Lions Pat McCaleb and Ed
Handley—which they did in an inter-
Lion C. Tyssen of the Clifton Juni-
or College, called to the attention
of the club that the Bosque County
Interscholastic annual meet officials
had in mind the locating at Clifton
permanently this annual affair with
the suggestion that the College take
on the responsibility of sponsoring
same. The Club very heartily indorsed
the proposition and voted to help
sponsor the movement in any way
necessary should Clifton be made the
annual permanent place of holding
same, and also to assist the College
in every way necessary to put it over
The Club membership roll is open
for more and better members.
Jim Brown of Meridian was a bus-
iness visitor in Clifton Wednesday.
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Jack Carter was a business visitor
in Dallas the first of the week.
WOMACK SCHOOL STARTS 20th.
The Womack school .will start Mon-
day, October 20th.
Don't forget to enter your livestock
at the Clifton Fair.
SENIOR B. Y. P. U.
Oct. 19, 1930.
Our Guide for Faith and Practice.
Introduction—Vernie Lee Fort.
The Bible Our Guide—Edgar Hel-
The Bible Must be Known—Vione
son, Gatesville, and M. N. Swenson,
of this city. Many grandchildren and
other relatives join in mourning the
death of this noble lady, whom every
one loved dearly who knew her.
Funeral services were held at the
home of the daughter, Mrs. Clara
Grimland, at 3:00 o’clock and at the
Trinity Lutheran Church in this city
at 3:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon;
conducted by her pastor, Rev. O. T.
Boe, assisted by her former pastor,
Rev. P. E. Thorson, pastor of the
Norse Church, with interment in
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Clifton.
A more complete mention, giving
the important facts in the life of this
aged and much beloved lady may be
expected in the next issue of this
TEACHER’S INSTITUTE MEET
The Bosque County Teacher’s In-
stitute met at Meridiart in the high
school auditorium on Oet. 10-11. The
one-hundred-fifty-nine teachers as-
sembled spent the two days pleasant-
ly and profitably.
On Thursday morning with Supt.
A. D. Clark presiding, the institute
was opened, with devotional exercises
by Rev. Kirchner. On Friday morn-
ing the Rev. R. W. Nation conducted
the devotional exercises. The teach- *
ers appreciated the services of these
men and their inspiring messages.
The Institute was pleasantly enter-
tained by the Meridian High School
Band, also by the little Misses White
of Meridian, who showed grace and
skill in folk-dancing.
Much of the success of the insti-
tute is due Supt. Clark in securing
the. service of such able speakers and
instructors as Supt. B. B. Cobb and
Miss Nina B. Glass. Mr. B. B. Cobb
who for many years has been super-
intendent of the public schools of
Waco, and who ranks among the
foremost educators of the state, ad-
dressed the teachers in general as-
sembly, also in the High School sec-
tion meetings both on Thursday and
Friday. “Character Building,” one of
his inspiring lectures, is a strong ap-
peal to teachers to make this the
ultimate aim of all teaching.
On Friday, the elementary section
was fortunate in having as their in-
structor, Miss Nina B. Glass, primary
supervisor in the Waco schools. In
her' sincere, pleasing manner, she
spoke of the wonderful opportunities
teachers have to influence rightly the
boys and girls whose lives they touch.
Mr. Bedkhek of the Extension
Department explained how the State
University can be of service to the
teachers and to the schools of Texas
through its Extension Bureau. Mr.
, Bedichek urged all the teachers to en-
The Bible Must be Believed—Viv- roll their schools in the Interscholas- .
]ian Forson. tic League. , /
I The Bible Must be Obeyed—Norine]
, Lovelady.. .
The Bible Must be T«ught--lngram
y land is posted iuid I forbid any
Hespasaing, hunting, fishing, trap-
We need you. Be there at 6:30.ping and pecan gathering,
o’clock, Sunday evening.—Secretary. 3S-3tp Mrs. Anton Olson.
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