The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, April 1, 1927 Page: 1 of 8
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CLIFTON, BOSQUE COUNTY TEXAS, FRIDAY. APRIL 1, 1*27
Our large volume of business is gratifying indeed. It is a pleasure
for us to please our customers.
If you are not trading with us, call and see us, we offer unexcelled
service; our prices are right at all times.
We steam-d?an all cream containers and give instant service. Pay
you cash if preferred instead of checks.
We want to buy your produce of all kinds. All business offered
us will be highly appreciated.
YOUREE PRODUCE COMPANY
CLIFTON PEOPLE ENJOY
ANNUAL PARK DAY TUESDAY
Clifton people did themselves proud
on last Tuesday when almost the en-
tire population turned out in mass at
the beautiful forty-acre natural park
which is the pride of our town and
country people alike, and beginning
early in the morning the men with all
kinds of working tools got busy
cleaning up the grounds, trimming
the trees and shrubbery, and doing j
everything that could be found to do
that would make the park more at-
tractive for our people as an outing
place and playground for those %of
To encourage the men in their man-
ual labor the ladies soon began to ap-
pear at the pavilion with eats of all
kinds cooked and prepared in our own
splendid homes, and the smell of the
cooking coffee, hams and other good
things that tempt the appetite caused
every'man to give his best efforts to
the task of making the park clean
and beautiful; however, we never
heard of any man overworking him-
self until he has been permitted to
get to the dinner table.
At twelve o’clock Mayor Ed Hand-
ley gave the alarm of dinner and then
the several hundred quickly gathered,
(By Special Correspondent)
Mr. Snell the new County Agent of
Meridian visited the school one day
last week in interest of Boys Chib
The teachers and several of the
pupils and patrons of this school at-
tended the Interscholastic League
Meet at Iredell last week. The honors
won by this school were as follows:
Declamation, seniors girl, Willie D.
Robinson, second place; School exhibit
Home Economics, first place; Junior
Spelling, first place;' Arithmetic, first
place; Choral Singing, second place;
Put shot, Herman Henkeiman, first
Several of the Methodist ladies met
at the church Tuesday afternoon and
organized a Woman’s Missionary So-
ciety. The officers were elected as
follows: Mrs. J. M. White, president;
Mrs. Bryan Richards, vice president; | romped together,
Mrs. Omar Robinson, secretary treas-1
urer. At the close of the faceting,
the program on “better homeV’ to be speakers representing seven schools
put on by members of Home Demon-, ;n this contest, the two first place vic-
tories speak well for the local
THE CLIFTON PUBLIC
SCHOOL NEWS ITEMS
By W. D. Raley
Clifton won the Class A Interscho-
lastic League championship of Bos-
que county at Iredell last week with-
out opposition, as Clifton has the
only Class A school in this county.
Among., the Class B schools Walnut
has apparently won first place over
Meridian by a slender margin. Norse
won the championship of the meet
among the rural schools with Merid-
ian Creek running a close second.
Due to the fact that the local school
is allowed to compete with Class B
schools in only a few events, the
county, meets do not command the in-
terest of the school as they did a few
years ago when all the independent
schools were allowed to compete with
each other on the same footing. Per-
haps a meet arranged with a number
of Class A schools in surrounding
counties would provide more interest
for the Clifton school.
Iredell and the Iredell school staged
the meet in a very satisfactory way,
and those who attended the meet
from Clifton greatly appreciate the
kindness and hospitality of the Ire-
Evangelist Lynn Squires addressed
the student body in chapel Tuesday
morning at 8:30. Mr. Squires deliver-
ed a very interesting and helpful ad-
dress to the pupils and all enjoyed it
immensely. Mr. Squires will address
the high school again on Friday morn-
ing at the regular chapel period.
Patrons of the school are cordially
invited to hear Mr. Squires at this
time. Chapel periods begin at 8:30.
Coach Jones, assisted by Mr. Dow-
dle is now trying out the material i
at hand for the high school basebaii
team. Twenty-six men were out for
practice the first afternoon and all
showed up well for the first attempt
of the season.
In the declamation contests at Ire-
dell, in which all independent schools
the Clifton con-
testants won two of the four first
places. Since there were thirty-five
stration Club in the near future were
with th, Ufe. th.t their han^r would. ^
•oon be relieved but Mr. Heudley,'^ m on ^ |kk ,.jt
acting as master of ceremonies caused
about one hour to be taken up in
short Speeches by some eight or ten
men who made very interesting talks.
Mr. Handley first explaining that the
occasion might be termed “park dedi-
cation day” as the park was now
clear of all indebtedness and was the
property of each and every citiaen of
the town alike to be used for their
pleasure, which statement met with
much applause as our people probably
take more pride in this piece of prop-
erty than aijy thing they own. Those
responding to the master of cere-
monies’ invitation to speak were: Rev.
J. P. Gilliam, J. N. Fallis, J. W. But-
ler, Elder J. E. Mullins, Rev. M. L.
Purcell, Rev. O. T. Boe, Jack Tucker,
Rev. W. J. Hearon, T. M. Bishop, R.
R. Waldrop and Evangelist Lynn
Squires—and probably there would
have been many more talks but the
crowd was too anxious to eat for more
speaking at this time, and the eating
in real earnest began with probably
one hundred women doing the serv-
ing of what was voted the best dinner
ever served in the park or anywhere
The Booster Club from Carlton was
scheduled to reach Clifton at 11:30
with its thirty-piece brass band ad-
vertising its 44th annual Livestock
and Poultry Show in that city next
week, arrived nearly two hours be-
hind schedule time, but there was
much food left and they all seemed
to enjoy eating even though they
were late—and the splendid music by
their fine band and the talks by some
of their orators furnished splendid
entertainment for the crowd and they
went on their way rejoicing that they
had been to Clifton on such an occa-
sion and Clifton people felt proud
that they had given us the nice visit.
About 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon
work was dispensed with and a game
of baseball was matched between the
" married men and the single men of
the town, and when the smoke of that
heated game cleared away the score
stood 4 to 2 in favor of the benedicts,
( These occasions seem more like big
f ‘ family picnics each year and there is
Rev. R. L. LeFevre of Clifton, pas-
tor of Baptist church here, preached
here Sunday afternoon. His regular
appointment—8rd Sunday, was rained
J. M. Davis and family visited rel-
atives at Roswell Sunday.
Bill Butler who has been working
at Peacock for several months is vis-
iting his home folks here. He will re-
turn to his place of work in a few,
The P. T. A. will meet Friday even-
ing at 7:80 o’clock. Everybody invited
The cPoir practice conducted by
Mrs. Bryan Richards has been
changed from Saturday night to Fri-
day night of each week. Everygody
invited to come.
All those that were reported sick
last week are much better.
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CLIFTON AUTOMOBILES DE-
STROYED BY FIRE THIS WEEK
Two Clifton citizens lost their au-
tomobiles this week by fire as they
were traveling along the roads.
Monday afternoon the first one oc-
curred when Wes Murphree was driv-
ing along the road from Cranfills Gap
in his Chevrolet sedan, and noticing
smoke coming up through the foot
boards he stopped and lifted one of
the boards for examination when the
flames rushed through and quickly
spread to ail parts of the car and
soon wrecked it. Mr. Murphree thinks
his car is partially covered by insur-
On Tuesday afternoon just before
sundown while' driving his Willys-
Knight coupe between Morgan and
Meridian C. A. Orbeck discovered his
car on fire and he reports that it was
almost completely destroyed in a few
moments. He was , helpless to cave
it, being out on the highway away
from any means of help, and all he
could do, he says, waa to stand by
and watch it burn. Mr. Orbeck’s car
was also partially covered by insur-
closely related as neighbors and
and make Clifton a better
which to live with eaeh -
testants. Clifton’s representatives in
declamation are: Evelyn Orbeck, Jo-
seph Cowen, Mary Westgaard and
In choral singing, another event in
which all independent schools com-
peted together, the Clifton junior
team won first place, while the senior
team won third place. The junior team
this year is perhaps one of the strong-
est teams that has ever entered in a
Bosque county meet Miss Raines, in-
structor in music and choral singing,
is indeed to be commended for her
splendid work , with the choral c’ubs
Dorothy Rea, May Belle Allcorn,
Alice Gohlke and Leta Thomas will
represent Clifton High School in the
Fine Arts Contest to be held at Texas
Woman’s College in Fort Worth
April 15th and 16th. Dorothy Rea and
May Belle Allcorn will be entered in
piano and violin, while Leta Thomas
and Alice Gohlke will enter the dra-
matic art division.
At a mass meeting held at the City
Hall Monday night, T. C. Parks; A.
G. Gilliam, John R. Cowen, W. W.
Windham, O. C. Orbeck and R. L.
Baldridge were nominated as school
trustees to serve for a term of two
years. The school is very fortunate in
securing the services of these gentle-
men as trustees, and it is hoped that
a large vote may be polled Saturday
as an assurance of the fact that the
community will co-operate whole-
heartedly with these gentlemen iir
the administration of school affairs.
LEGISLATURE TO MEET MAY 16
Austin, March 24.—The legislature
in all probability will not be called
in special session by Governor Moody
until about May 10, contrary to re-
ports Wednesday, W. Boyd Gatewood,
secretary to the Governor, said today.
A trip to Monterey at the official
invitation of the Mexican government
accepted by Governor Moody, legis
lators and state officials, which is to
start May 1, likely will prevent call-
ing the session until after the party
returns, Gatewood said.
NOTICE TO VOTERS
1 am not now a candidate for City
Marshal. I appreciate the support that
was promised me, but have
AND LOCAL NEWS
(By A. R. Ellis)
O. Josey to Miss
A. Carl White to Miss Tennie Mae
J. Dewey Spinks to Miss Adele
W. R. Jones to Miss Hope Black-
List of jurymen to be in Meridian
Monday, April 4th to serve on the
petit jury: E. K. Miears, Jimmie
Raines, Hamp Smith, R. V. Butler,
Lum Gandy, E. E. Gardner, Abe
Myers, Drewie Weeks, F. R. Odle,
Grady Cowan, Meridian; P. O. Dahl,
Norse; J. W. Calvert, Andrew Dahl,
T. C. Duke, B. L. Erickson, Voy G.
Fort, John Godager, J. T. Hill, Ole
Hovend, Clifton; R. F. Baker, T. B.
Blackwell, S. A. Boyd, Jest Sap, T.
R. Beck, D. R. Byrum, Walnut
Springs; Will Morrison, Morgan;
Jeff McCarty, W. W. Whitlock, R. L.
The following cases have been dis-
posed of this week:
State vs. Henry Jordan, charged
with burglary, three caaes, plead
guilty in each case; given three years
in pen in each case, defendant accepts
State vs. George Ferguson, charged
with burglary, plead guilty; verdict
of jury guilty, punishment assessed
at four years in pen, suspended sen-
State vs. Herbert Hyles, theft of
more than $50 worth of brass from
the Texas Central Railroad Co.,
plead guilty, given five-year suspend-
ed sentence. *
State vs. John B. Saddler, charged
with assault to»murder, plead guilty,
given three-year suspended sentence-
State vs. William Jackson, charged
with assault to murder, given three
^ears • suspended sentence.
Civil cases disposed of last week:
Security Finance Co. vs. El H. Dod-
son, suit for debt, agreed judgment
as per order on file.
Georgia Barton vs. J. W. Walker,
trespas/to try title, set for 3-31-’27;
Tom Gillespie vs. Clifton Mercan-
tile Co., suit to cancel note and mort-
gage, set for 4-ll-’27.
State vs. P. C. Walcott, charged
with driving car while intoxicated,
dismissed by County Attorney on ac-
count of insufficient evidence to con-
State vs. W. E. McNaughton,
charged with driving car while intox-
icated, dismissed by County Attor-
ney for want of sufficient evidence to
After bringing in ten indictments
the grand jury on last Wednesday ad-
journed until April the 13th.
J, H. Rachuig vs. G. W. Collins,
suit on debt, on trial now. They think
that it will be compromised.
Rev. E. H. Owen made a business
trip to San Antonio Monday.
Wylie McConnell of San Benito
was here several days last week visit-
ing in the home of his uncle, J. T.
McConnell and wife and other friends.
Rev. J. T. Ferguson has been in
Carlton for the last two weeks hold-
ing a protracted meeting.
H. G. Cowan and wife spent sev-
eral days last week in the Magic
Valley seeing the sights and other
Rev. J. A. Walkup, who was grad-
uated from Meridian College here
several years ago was visiting friends
here one day last week.
Vaden Clark who has been attend-
ing a Barber College in Waco all
spring, came in home one day last
week. hMJ -
Hon. Lud Williams of Waco is a
court visitor in Meridian this week.
CARD OF THANKS
We take this method of trying to
thank our friends and neighbors, the
people of Clifton and all who had a
part in donating money and articles
of clothing to the amount of $276.00
because of our recent loss of our fur-
niture and articles of elothing in the
fire which destroyed the Emil Bekke-
lund home. We shall always remem-
ber you good people with the kindest
thoughts for this noble-act of kind-
ness which meant so much to us at a
time when practically all we had was
May God’s richest blessings be
reward for such acts of kindness.
ard Aulie and Fa»«v.
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'THE RUNAWAY EXPRESS’ ‘THE LAST TRAIL” (Tom Mix)
AT CRANFILLS GAP
Chris L. Rohne
At the Interscholastic meet staged
at Iredell, last week, the local school
competing against the high schools
of Bosque county won third in senior
girls declamation, by Miss Travis
Bertelson; second junior gjrls sing-
ing; first pole vault, by Carl Swen-
son; second discus by Oscar E. Knud-
son. Several of the junior entries were
forfeited by not having paid the fee
on time. ”*
Mr. Martin Wollum drove up to Ft.
Worth last Saturday, Mrs. Wollum
having gone up before to visit with
her daughter, Mrs. N. E. Nelson.
Mr, C. Snell, the new County Agent
of Bosque county, succeeding Mr. L.
E. Bailey, was over last week to
meet the people. In Mr. Snell it seems
that Me will have ah ambitious and
efficient County Agent, well qualified
to aid in the development of the
county. We are sure Mr. Snell will
find all the work he can handle, as
business men as well as farmers are
using the County Agent in our coun-
ty for all purposes.
Mr. R. Y. Anderson of Walnut
Springs was over lait week enroute
to the home of Mr. J. F. Broyles, near
MAS8 MEETING NOMINATES
CITY AND SCHOOL TICKET
. \ .ty- 5 ;
Last Monday evening at seven
o’clock, pursuant to a call by the
school board for a mass meeting for
the purpose of nominating six trus-
tees to serve the Clifton Independent
School District for the ensuing two
years, and also a call by Mayor
Handley for the same- hour to nomi-
nate a mayor, two aldermen and a
recorder to go on the city ticket at
#he coming election, there was a small
representative crowd which met at
the City Hall.
Mayor Handleyy called the meeting *
to order and stated the purpose of it.
R. R. Waldrop was elected chairman j
to preside over both meetings, and
Jack' Tucker was chosen secretary.
The following men were nominated !
to go on the ticket as trustees for
the ensuing term of two years: Tom |
C. Parks, W. W. Windham, A. G.
Gilliam, John R. Cowen, 6. C. Orbeck |
and Bob Baldridge. The first five f
named gentlemen are now serving
members of the board and the
named was substituted for B. S. HillJ
resigned because of his absence fron
the city. fl
The city officers were nominated
follows: Ed Handley, mayor, to
ceed himself; J. H. Rachuig, aid
man, to succeed himself, Jack
alderman, to succeed Ollie Bron
Lanham for a visit.
Mr. J. W. Butler, vice president of >■ resigned, and J. N. Hill to su<
the United States National Bank of himself as recorder of the City
Galveston, was a pleasant visitor in As the Record understands it,
our city Monday of this week. Mr.!is plenty of room left on the tic]
Butler has a great number of friends, *or aljy others who may want to be
here, who are always glad to shake candidate for either school trustee
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Priddy of Pen-
dleton were pleasant visitors in our
city this week. Mrs. Priddy until a
couple of weeks ago, was Miss Beryl
Shipp, the young couple coming up
on a wedding trip, visiting their sis-
ter, Miss Johnnie Shipp, while they
Mr. Mack Bertelson of Meridian
spent the week-end with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Rogstad are the
proud parents of a big girl since
Tuesday of tins week.
Mr. W. W. Wright of Meridian was
a business visitor in our city today.
. Mr. Olaf Rohne and Chris A. John-
son last week purchased a pure bred
Shorthorn male from Craig Logan of
near Valley Mills. This will no doubt
prove to be one of the most outstand-
ing Shorthorn sires in this commu-
nity. Incidentally this male is a half
brother to the Grand Champion at
either place on the city ticket, and ;
they need to do is make aj
to the proper authorities for’
DISTRICT P. T. A. TO
BE HELD IN
The Ninth District Conference
Parent-Teachers Association will
held in Clifton, April 19-20-21.
district includes seventeen
Austin, Bell, Bosque, Brazos,
son, Coryell, Fails, Fayette,
I#e, Leon, Limestone; Madison,
Lennan, Milam, Robertson and
ington. There will probably be
hundred and twenty-five
attendance, and many visitors
over the county. ^ yi
Splendid programs have
pared, with speakers from the
Congress of Parent-1
from A. & M. College.
the Fort Worth Stock Show, shown j**ople lia'e never been in
by the Bosque C.uuty Baby Beef1®””1" “* we
Club, both being sired by Marigold’s
Crown, out of the Tomson herd from
Dover, Kansas, where Mr. Logan se-
cured the sire. The strong blood lines
in his herd coupled with his own per-
sonality is no doubt accountable for
Mr. Logan’s election to the presidency
of the Texas Shorthorn Breeders
There are 136 public golf courses
in the United States and nineteen
under conatruction. Chicago has four-
teen and New York four.
$25.00 REWARD The Ladies Aid will u
A reward of $25.00 will be paid for Thursday with Mrs. C. G.
them a hearty welcome and
the entire town will open their
and hearts to them. ,
The ladies are busy
the entertainment of these a
and the business men have
generous in making this
Morning services at 11.
Sunday School and Bible
at io. mm
Night services at 7:30.
The Ladies Aid will
information causing the arrest and
conviction of any one caught destroy-
ing, breaking, *or mutilating any
watchman’s dock key or key station,
for which the citisens of Clifton are
receiving a reduction of 8 per cent
on insurance key rate.
lte Ed Handley.
The Benacta Society will
Wednesday night with C. G.
Confirmation class will
urday morning at 9.
Junior class will meet
evening at 2.
The choir will meet Friday
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