The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1935 Page: 2 of 8
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......... Johnnie Polk
.. Curtis Bakke
^ ' Sorenson
CHARGES DISMISSED IN
GATESVILLE MURDER TRIAL
this week. Be-
nesday and on
Gatesville, Texas, Feb. 18.—The
murder charge against Mrs. Ethel
Johnson, 46, of Dallas, accusing her
of the death of her son, Joe Blanken-
ship, was dismissed suddenly today on
moton of the prosecution, as the first
ventireman was called for examina-
tion. District Attorney Tom F. Reese
offered the motion on grounds that
the prosecution lacked evidence, be-
cause of the absence of several im
Young Blankenship and his bride of
six months were found shot to death
last August on a ranch south of
Gatesville. At that time, a coroner
returned an inquest verdict that the
youth killed his bride, then shot him-
be a chance
tious minds, but
the calm before
come next week.
way you may
should all be in
y morning, really to
al work,” and also on Fri-
i the trip to Devil’s
' sent on these days
1 learn your daily
ay be in some other
ayed only one game
tie past two weeks, playing
®* Creek All Stars last Mon-
and won the game by a
ats will not have a game Sat-
because of the plays giv-
College auditorium that
t, but next Wednesday night on
focal court the Cats will play
strong team from Waco. The
fills Gap High School girls’ team
the W. A. Holt Co. girls’ team
on the local court the same
Don’t miss these games if you
to see fast basketball games.
|f!/ •' R.W.M.
How to keep from growing old was
demonstrated by several college stu-
dents Sunday evening. An old buggy
was tied behind R. Seljos’ Model T,
and the students rode in the buggy.
We wonder which was the most dan-
gerous to ride in: the buggy or the
Subsequently, Mrs. Johnson, wife
of a Federal radio commission inspec-
tor, was indicted in connection with
Maury Hughes, of defense counsel,
offered a motion after dismissal of
the first case to have venue of that
charging Mrs. Johnson with Mrs.
Blankenship’s death transferred to
Hamilton County but was overruled.
TEMPLE MAN TO HELP
ON BRAZOS RIVER PLAN
Washington, Feb. 18.—Represent-
ative Cross (Dem.) of Texas, said
Monday, Henry Dunlavy of Temple,
Texas, would come to Washington
this week to assist in co-ordinating
plans of Texans for a request for
$50,000,000 for development of the
Brazos River in Texas.
Dunlavy will work with Cross and
Representative Jbhnson (Dem.) of
Texas, named by the Texas delega-
tion as a Steering Committee for the
Cross said data was being assem-
bled but the program was at a stand-
still pending congressional approval
of the President’s request for $4,880,-
000 (billions) for work relief.
........ Floyd Sorley
Grammar school news reporter......
................................ Allie Knudson
High School news neporter............
.................................. Harvey Hess
Sports Editor ............ Wendell Larson
Humor ......... Caroline Belle Swenson
A picture was taken of all the stu-
dents boarding at the College Tues-
day morning. By putting the picture
in the Clifton Record, the Record
would then have a comic section.
Miss Peterson: “If I were your wife
I’d give you poison.”
Mr. Wood: “Yes, and if I were your
husband I would take it.”
By C. W.
For sale at a bargain, one wagon,
one bedding plow and wood cook stove.
—Otis Wellborn, Rt. 2, Meridian,
A vitamine is a nitrogenous sub-
stance, minute quantities of which
are essential to the diet of man and
VIRGIN FOREST WILL BE
SAVED IN PENNSYLVANIA
Washington.—In acquirin Pennsyl-
vania’s Tionesta forest, the govern-
ment is preserving one of the most
famous and interesting remnants of
virgin forest in the East as a labor-
atory for science, according to the
American Forestry association.
The 4,000-acre tract, recently ap-
proved for pui’chase by the National
Forest Reservation commission, con-
stitutes one-third of the original for-
est remaining in Pennsylvania, Dela-
ware, New Jersey and Maryland.
It is said to be the largest tract of
original forest found between the
Adirondacks and the Great Smoky
mountains in Tennessee. Tionesta
forest is most famous for its mag-
nificent virgin hemlocks. Many of the
trees are 500 years old afid measure
up to four feet in diameter. The for-
est also boasts what is believed to be
the largest sugar maple tree in the
is the largest wheat
in the United States.
Try A Sack of Winner Flour
EXTRA SHORT PATtRT
THIS FLOUR IS A
Our Leader Flour—an all
purpose Flour for Biscuits,
Cakes, and Pastry.
Be sure and include a
sack of Winner or Leader
Flour with your next or-
Try a sack of Leader
Egg Mash for your poultry.
Also Chick Starter and
Cleanness is one of the most im-
portant words in our English lan-
guage, because it applies to the daily
life of each of us.
The following statements would be
good mottoes for any person:
I will be free from dirt and foreign
material in order to make me look
I will kepe my clothes clean, for
will be better groomed.
I will use pure, clean language.
I will lead a clean life because, if
do, I will win out in the long run.
I will keep a clean conscience in
order that I may look the whole
world in the face.
GENERAL SCHOOL NEWS
We are working hard for the coun-
ty meet which is to be held on March
22, 23, and 24. The following have
charge of our teams: Mrs. Harris,
Senior Declamation, Junior Choral
Singing, Essay Writing and one-act
play; Mr. Knudson, Arithmetic, art
memory and inoor baseball; Mrs. Hol-
brook, junior Declamation, story tell-
ing and booths; Mr. Ford, Spelling;
Mr. Romine, Senior track team and
debate team; Mr. Rogstad, Extempo-
raneous speaking; Mrs. Swenson, se-
nior choral singing.
The Boy Scouts put on a program
in assembly Monday morning. The
program consisted' of the things a
tenderfoot Scout should know. Mr.
Rogstad, the Scoutmaster, was in
charge of this program. This program
was also enjoyed by Miss Ina Swen-
son and Miss Gracie Sorenson. We
were proud to have these visitors and
invite them to' come again.
Last Friday a very unusual thing
happened: a football was kicked into
a window of a car and two of our
fair young girls were slightly in-
School was turned out Tuesday af-
ternoon because of the death of Mr.
Bernt Rogstad, a pioneer citizen of
The Home Economics girls gave a
Valentine party February 14. Games
were played and refreshments served.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford, Mr. Knudson, Mr.
Romine, Mr. a.nd Mrs. Rogstad, Mrs.
Holbrook, Miss Broyles, Mona Brum-
mett, Lopa Tergerson, Reva Lou Goar,
Madeline Pederson, Ivy Larson, Mer-
vin Knudson, J. D. Cunningham,
Floyd Sorley, and Edward Brasher
were guests of the Home Economics
Club. ■ H.H.H.
GRAMMAR SCHOOL NEWS
The seventh grade and Mrs. .Hol-
brook’s room had a picnic last Friday
afternoon as a prize for getting the
most P. T. A. members. They went to
the City Park. Lunch was spread at
noon and games were played until
Miss Broyles’ room had a Valentine
party last Thursday afternoon to-
gether with Mrs. Holbrook’s room.
The visitors were Bobby Holbrook
and Ray Miller.
Mr. Romine’s room and Mr. Knud-
son’s room also had a Valentine par-
After having defeated the strong
Iredell sextette for independent
school girls’ championship, the girls
were challenged by the Coon Creek
girls, winners of rural championship,
for county championship. This game
was played in Clifton last Friday
night, February 15.
The game was a one-sided affair,
Coon Creek never getting close to a
score the first half. The scores at the
half was 18-0. The second half was
played with many substitutes. When
the final whistle was blown the score
stood as follows: Gap 34, Coon Creek
3. This made the Gap girls champions
of Bosque County two years in suc-
cession. Look out for next year.
As post-season games the girls will
play the strong W. A. Holt team
from Waco. This game is to be played
March 2. In addition to this game an
invitation has been extended to us
from the A. A. U. committee to play
in Gatesville the 7, 8, and 9th of
March. This meet is a select group
from Central Texas. Watch the Gap
girls add another feather to their
championship cap. W.L.
tty schoolgirl, was
free Sunday with no prospects of le-
gal action against her for the fatal
shooting of her mother with « bullet
she said was intended for her father,
who was seriously wounded by a sec
She told officers she answered a
call for aid from her mother and
found the woman struggling with her
liusband, who was choking her. The
girl said she fired two shots after her
mother called to her: “Please do
something about this.”
The first bullet went wide of its
mark and struck her mother in the
throat. The second struck the man,
Oscar Jordan, 40, in the chest.
From the time of the shooting,
shortly after midnight, to the death
of her mother at 1:35 a. m., the girl
was calm, recounting details of the
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 14.—One of the
trouble in an even voice as she stood
outside her mother’s hospital room.
She broke down when her mother
died, but had regained her composure
Sunday as she waited for the funeral
service Monday morning. The mother,
Mrs. Mattie Jordan, 32, will be buried
at Fairy, Hamilton County.
Physicians said the father, a filling
station employe, has a good chance
District Attorney Penn J. Jackson
dered or given impetus by the ap
proach of the Texas Centennial cel-
ebrations of 1936, is that resulting in
the planting of nut or fruit trees by
the Texas school children in con'
formance with a legislative concur-
rent resolution, which designated the
year ending March 2, 1936, as Texas
Tree Centennial Celebration.
The resolution urged that every
school, church, fraternal order, Par-
ent-Teachers Association, 4-H Club.
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and patriotic
organizations of every nature thru-
out the State plant nut and fruit
trees in public parks, along public
roads and in other appropriate places,
each such nut and fruit tree to be
dedicated by appropriate services on
Texas Centennial Day, March 2,
1936, the 100th anniversary of Texas
This was done in recognition of the
fact that there was no more appro-
priate way of commemorating the
past glories of the State and the
names and accomplishments of its
leaders than by the planting of trees
for the future enjoyment of coming
generations, especially in view of the
fact that the State is the natural hab-
itat of many trees, such as the pecan,
chestnut and walnut, valuable for
indicated no charges will be filed. The both their shade and fruits,
girl was allowed to spend the night j Many schools and organizations
with relatives and remained with have been carrying out the spirit of
The basketball teams had an inter-
esting and educational visit to the
basketball tournament although they
The boys and girls of the basket-
ball teams were entertained by Miss
Swenson and Mr. Ellingson at the
home of Ole J. Hoel, Thursday, Feb-
ruary 14. After a few interesting
games, refreshments were served.
The community was well represent-
ed Friday afternoon at the school
house to improve the grounds and '
buildings. After a short patriotic and’
Valentine program by the Literary
Society, the ladies served refresh-
The most important thing at school
seems to be examinations. The honor
students in the grades for the fourth
month are: Curtis Amundson, grade
one; Knute Knudson, grade three j
and Estelle Aars, grade five.
“The Antics'of Andrew” will be
presented by the Mustang P. T. A.-
Thursday night, Feb. 21. Later, Har-
mony has the privilege of staging a
play at Mustang. This co-operation'
is appreciated very much.
The Literary Society rendered the
“Our Flag”—First and Second 1
“America”—By a group.
“How to be Brave”—David Bron-
“The Birds’ Valentine”—First
All track and tennis entries for
rural schools and all tennis entries
for independent schools must be in
before March 1st. Tennis will be
played off in Clifton, March 9th, be-
ginning at 9 o’clock. The rural school
track meet will also be held in Clif-
ton March 9th beginning at 1 o’clock.
All junior events will be finals. Se-
nior winners will compete with class
B schools March 23. *
J. C. Larkin, Director.
The Derby, annual horse race at
Epsom in Surrey, England, is named
for the founder, the twelfth Earl of
Derby (1780). Elsewhere a race called
a derby means a race of first im-
this resolution. As March 2, 1936, al- Grade,
so will be the 142nd anniversary of, “Who’ll Get a Valentine?”—Doro-
the birth of Gen. Sam Houston, the thy Ann Brown and Estell Aars.
hero of San Jacinto, it is peculiarly i “Valentine”—Nelda Seedig.
appropriate that many of these trees | “story of St Valentine”—Amy Nell
being planted are pecan trees grown May.
from pecans gathered from a treej Before adjourning a large number
that General Houston planted at his valentines were distributed,
home in Huntsville. These trees are. The Booster Club will be host to a
to be dedicated in various communi-' gj.0Up 0f business men from Clifton,
ties as “Sam Houston trees.” | Friday, March 1. Mr. Handley will
The local la-
I : ' , 'sponsor the program. --------—
The telegraph and telephone wires dieg wjj] serve something to eat and
you see strung along highways weigh drink A hearty welcome is extended!
about 208 pounds to the mile.
J. C. CARPENTER
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Calls Answered Day and Night
Office: Carpenter Bros. Drug Store
CLIFTON :.- TEXAS
ROBERT F. CHERRY
General Practice in all State and
Clifton : Texas
Newburgh (N. Y.) News: Sales of
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33,000 in 1929. Has this ever been
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causes of the depression?
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March 5. Music by Roy
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