The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, May 11, 1934 Page: 1 of 8
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The Clifton Record
AT CRANFILLS GAP
Clifton College Takes
2 One-Act Plays To
Mr. Alton Samuelson of this city
was stricken with appendicitis Thurs-
day night of last week, and was
rushed to a sanitarium at Waco where
he underwent an operation. At the
time of this writing it was reported
he was getting along as nicely as
could be expected. We hope for him
a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bertelsen and
family of Plainview are visiting with
relatives and friends in this section
at present. Mr. Bertelsen is operating
a large farm out there and from all
appearances he is prospering.
Clifton College is to be commended
for the splendid plays they staged
here Friday night of last week. They
bad two one-act plays which were
very interesting and worth seeing.
Mr. Ed Johnson who has been em-
ployed in a cafe at Gary, Ind., for
the past year is vacationing at home
in Cranfills Gap.
Mr. Emroy Christensen who is em-
ployed at Pottsville, is visiting with
relatives here for a few days.
Mr. Abraham Stevens, 96 years
old, died at the horn? of his son, Mil-
ton Stevens, Friday of last week. Mr.
Stevens served in the Civil War and
could relate interesting facts that
happened at that time. The last rites
were held at the Milton Stevens
home and then at Jonesboro where he
was laid to rest. Sympathy is extend-
ed to the bereaved family and friends.)
Mr. Lum Gandy, tax assessor of
Bosque County was rounding up the
Cranfills Gap taxpayers Friday of
last week, assessing them for another
Mr. A. A. Wickman is installing a
new ice vault to meet the ice demand
here this summer. The new vault has
a larger capacity and is more of a
Messrs. Alf and Helmer Anderson
have also gone into the ice business”.
Mr. Wickman and the Anderson Bros,
are going to see that Cranfills Gap
stays cool this summer.
Mr. J. G. Seedig of the Harmony
community was a business visitor
here Saturday of last week.
Some people are complaining about
too much rain; however, if they would
stop to think and appreciate the fact
that we have not been having any
hard hail storms, they probably would
THE CLIFTON RECORD, CLIFTON, TEXAS, MAY 11, 1934
Scenes and Persons in the Current News
Closing Of School Holds
Interest Of Communities
Rural schools in the Clifton com-
munity have been busy during the
past two weeks with their school clos-
ings. The date set for the closing of
school is quite an event for each
school and in nearly every instance is
1—Kt Rev. Stephen Donohue who was consecrated as Catholic auxiliary bishop of New lork, Cardinal Hayes of-
ficiating. 2—First dress parade of the year at Annapolis Naval academy, before the board of visitors. 3—Mother,
children and the family cow being transported across the Penobscot river to safety during the serious floods in Maine'
Clifton Wins From Meridian 6-3 To
Gain Top Place In Percentage Column
Clifton-Meridian Play at
City Park Next
J. W. Butler, a former Clifton cit-
izen, now living in Galveston and one
of the officers and directors of a large
banking institution in that city, was
here the first of the week for a visit
■with his sister, Mrs. P. E. Schow, and
his many friends.
Former Clifton Boy
Dies At Goose Creek
Tri-Cities Sun: A lengthy illness
proved fatal to Clyde J. Ammons, 19,
who died at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ammons, 413 East
DeFee avenue at 8 p. m. Monday,
April 30. , c
Funeral services were held at'the
First Baptist Church, Goose Creek,
at 10:30 a. m., Wednesday, May 2,
with Rev. J. D. Fuller, pastor, offici-
ating. Burial was in Cedar-crest cem-
Pallbearers were S. J. Yeager, Don-
ald Allen, C. A. Nye, Joe Long, Mell
vin Parker, R. C. Redway and Vernon
Survivors are his parents, a sister,
Mrs. C. E. Vandiver of Woodsboro,
Texas^j a brother, Homer Ammons;
an uncle, G. M. Ammons, all of Goose
Creek and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Amnions, of Alvin, Texas,
and F. H. Simpson of Oklahoma City.
Out-of-town people at the funeral
were Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Jones, Woods-
boro; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Vandiver
and son, Darrel of Woodsboro; Mrs.
'W. L. Mott, Bay City; Mr. and Mrs
Sidney Bozeman, Sealy; Mr. and Mrs
John Bozeman, Lake Charles, La.;
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bozeman, Crosby;
Mrs. C. Maddox, Henderson; Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Ammons, Alvin; Mrs. Paul
Brinelley, Galveston, and Mrs. I. K.
Results Last Sunday:
Clifton 6, Meridian 3.
Cranfills Gap 15, Iredell 1.
Whitney 11, Fairy 10.
Cranfills Gap .......
Cranfills Gap-Fairy, Fairy.
soil, Clifton last Sunday took
first place in the Tri-County baseball
league. Although several errors were
committed, it was one of the m
interesting games played to date. A
feature of the game was the sensa-
tional manner in which Brantley,
Baldridge and Clark covered
territory. Another feature of the
game was White’s sensational one-
hand catch of a fly back of second
base which ended the game.
The same teams will play in Clif-
ton next Sunday, May 13th. Witness
the baseball classic of the season!
Governor Unable to
Pay Interest on Note
Dallas, May 7.—James E. Ferguson,
former governor and spokesman for
"Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, his
wife, testified in a civil suit today
that his income last year was about
$2500, that he owned no property and
that his wife was unable to meet in-
terest due on a $36,000 note on her
Bell county farm.
The suit was filed by the Dallas
joint stock and land bank seeking
foreclosure on the farm and judgment
in the amount of the unpaid balance.
Ferguson’s attorney, John Davis, filed
a cross-action asking continuance un-
til Feb. 1, 1935, under the moratorium
la<v passed by the last special session
of the legislature—after the bank’s
suit had been filed.
Ferguson said the Ferguson Forum
a publication, was the property of
his daughters and that he received a
salary as editor provided it earned a
profit. He said the editor’s earnings
had been as much as $10,000 a year
and the loss as much as $2000 a year
Mevers, cf ..........
E. Gandy, 2b ......
Coffman, 3b, lb
Porter, ss ............
A, Gandy, lb ....
Brantlev, If ........
Spitzer, rf, 3b...
Dorman, c .......
Mays, p ..............
xx Marchman ....
Warren, lb ........
xxBatted for Coffman in
Baldridge, cf ......
Huse, 3b ..............
Canuteson, ss ....
Clark, lb .............
Alexander, If ....
DeMent, rf ...........
Seljos J., c...........
White, 2b ...........
Kleine, p .............
Rockway, p .........
AND LOCAL NEWS
(By Special Correspondent)
Work on the city square has opened
up again, under the management of
the PWA, with 30 men working. Soon
Meridian will have one of the most
attractive drives all around the court
house and thru the different streets.
Highway No. 67 has again resumed
its work looking forward to a near
completion since all of the right-of-
ways involved have been amicably
Meridian is quite proud of the work
that is now being done on the State
Park. The CCC men are working 24
hours with three shifts going. This
piece of work will soon wear an air
Our farmer friends are being missed
from the streets, taking advantage of
these sunshiny days for their crops,
and reports are that crops never
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hornbueklc
left this week being joined at Dublin I ha*'''l^en'^‘id'ld in
by Mr. and Mrs. Troy Baxter from Florence Miears.
De^sS f ^ I" PrreA.t0 Slllith many at it:
Devils River for a two-weeks fishing; 1 • . , „T .
^ closing exercises two weeks ago. Wal
\Tv orwi atvt IT 1 TI7U-4. lace Burns, principal; Juno Scratch
Mi. and Mrs. Earl White accom-r 11 , AT , ,, 117u., ...
,. • . . a, , . _r field, and Marybelle White were the
famed by Mrs. Whites moth* r. Mrs. L u t +1 , , -
rsn ‘a. j i ’ .teachers for the school for the pas
Gill, visited relatives in Waco Sun-
Afv. i r> i /-v-ii , Fairview, another three teachei
Ti * j, "d, Mrs; At Gl l and Mr.s- school closed three weeks ago. The
1 - i Valiev triA fu- 1S" , e°" ‘ °'nsi teachers for this school were Bernard
2 IX. X 'l thlSW6ek" MrS‘ M«1 Whitney, Alice Rainbolt and Eller
2iris has been having serious trouble £)0rman
with her eyes. One has been operated Meridian Creek with Lewis Powers,
impiovef. I principal, and Miss Wilma Parks, the
celebrated by a day of feasting and
If you would like a real treat you
should join one of the schools in their
closing day exercises; it would be
" ell worth your time. Below are listed
the majority of the rural schools in
this section of the county and their
At the Cooper school, Miss Ruth
Townley is the principal and is.assist-
ed by Miss Emily Reat. This school
will close Friday, May 11.
Womack has as its teachers Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Hanson, the latter
principal, and Miss Janet Homerstad.
Womack held its closing exercises
Harmony also closed for the sum-
mer months last Friday. Omer Lee
Hix served as principal and was
assisted by Miss Gertie Mae Ray.
Turkey Creek closed with a big
feed Thursday evening of this week.
Claud Thompson has been the prin-
cipal and has had the assistance of
Mrs. Archie Nelson.
Pleasant Hill, known to many as
Negro Hill, closed three weeks ago.
Miss Velma Manske has been in
charge during the past year.
Pleasant View, with Mrs. W. G.
Lacy as teacher, closed two Fridays
Coon Creek will have its closing
exercises Friday. Ira Dahl has served
as principal during the past year and
his work by Miss
Clyde will be remembered to his
many Clifton friends as having lived
near here until several years ago
when he moved with his parents to
Goose Creek, Texas.
Birth Control Urged
By Harris Grand Jury
Houston, May 5.—Birth control was
recommended by the outgoing Harris
county grand jury in its term report
“It becomes apparent that some
step is necessary to limit or eliminate
the prolific propagation of offspring
from parents incapable mentally, phy-
sically or morally of properly rearing
such children,” the grand jurors said.
“Such offspring sooner or later be-
come charges of the state.”
The report immediately drew the
censure of the very Rev. George A.
Wilhelm, dean of the Catholic clergy
of Houston. He lexpressed amazement
that tho grand jury “should deviate
from its job of investigating criminal
tetivities and branch off into such a
subject as birth control.”
Miss Cornelia Gohlke
Bride of Albert Schulz
A very beautiful wedding was sol-
emnized last Wednesday night, May
2nd at 8 o’clock in the Immanuel Lu-
theran Church, Clifton, when Miss
Cornelia Gohlke, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. F. Gohlke, became the bride
of Mr. Albert Schulz of Eola, Texas.
The rostrum and altar were at-
tractively decorated in a color
scheme of pink and blue, by using
pink and blue larkspurs in tall bask-
ets and bowls of pink roses and
sweet peas on the altar. Potted ferns
also added to the pleasing back-
ground. All of this formed a perfect
setting for this very pretty wedding.
Mr. Rudi Gohlke, brother of the
bride, and Mr. Await Landgraf served
Preceding the ceremony the Misses
Ruth and Louise Kunkel sang the old
favorite, “I Love You Truly,” in duet,
accompanied at the organ by Miss
At the appointed time, soft strains
from Lohengrin’s Wedding March
were played by Miss Velma Manske.
The first bride’s maid to enter was
Miss Olga Landgraf, who was fol-
lowed by Miss Hilma Miihlhaus. Both m, IT .. . .. '
were dressed in blue evening gowns mlA A !T *
and wore pink accessories and carried ^nnoUnced com'
urm bouquets of pink rosebuds. Then j P*^™v ?““^ ,aS ™!°WS;.
came Miss Hildegarde Manske, maid-L^Tm8or °f ,SeC°^y Educat,°n’
cf-honor, who wore a blue silk net1*4’6” 8 * y6ar f°r
. 1 quarters, fuel, and light, Indian Field
’essm.es Service, Department of the Interior.
Associate Pubic Health
Score by Innings:
Clifton ......................no 010 201—6
Meridian ........... 100 020 000—3
Summary: Stolen bases: Huse,
Alexander. Sacrifices: Baldridge,
Huse 2, E. Gandy, Coffman. Two base
hits: Warren. Double plays: Coffman
to Gandy to Gandy. Hits and runs: off
Mays 10 and 6; off Kleine 7 and 3;
off Rock way 3 and 0. Struck out: by
Mays 3; by Kleine 2; by Rockway 2.
Walked: by Mays 3; by Kleine 2; by
Rockway 1. Wild pitch: Rockway.
Losing pitcher: Mays. Winping pitch-
er: Rockway. Time of game: 2 hours
and 10 minutes. Umpires: Hill and
on and she is much
Mr. and Mrs. Roquemore left the;, , , . , ,,
c ,u i . t, „ , teachers, closed for the
first of the week for Houston, GaH-es- th , Fridavs past
ton and other points on the coast line R P ,
for a week’s vacation. A Fn'iay a week ag0;
Mr. and Mrs. Len Darden had as A „ T “ pnne,.p*1
o j , . __ iduring the past year and was assist-
Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. Clarence^ b/Miss Ale Mae Bertelsen.
its closing exer-
ago. Mrs. Fred
Busby and Ed Spitzer were the teach-
ers at Garnersville.
Cayote closed for the summer last
Friday. It is another three teacher
school with Selmer Anderson, princi-
pal, assisted by the Neill sisters, Dor-
is and Evelyn.
Norse will continue its school until
May 25. On this date A. O. B. Ander-
son, principal, Miss Inez Sockwell
and Mrs. Melvin Grimland will close
their school with fitting ceremony.
This section of Bosque County is
quite proud of its schools. In most
cases the rural schools remained open
at least seven months and teachers
were paid. It is mighty fine that so
many of the teachers are selected to
teach in the county where they live.
Examinations In Civil
Jugoslavia will control medical ad-
evening gown, with pink accessories
and carried an arm bouquet of pink
rose-buds and sweet peas. The little
flower girls wore dresses in pink—
they were the little Misses Gevonne
Karcher, niece of the bride, from An-
derson, Texas, and Katherine Wiede.
The bride was escorted by her fath-
er. Mr. A. F. Gohlke, who gave her
in. marriage. The groom was attended
by his brother, Mi*. Martin Schulz of
Eden, Texas, who served as best
The bride was beautifully gowned
in white satin and lace with wreath
and veil, and carried an arm bouquet
(Continued on Last Page)
Analyst, $3,200 a year, Public Health
Service, Treasury Department.
The salaries given above are sub-
ject to a deduction of not to exceed
10 per cent until June 30, 1934, and
of not to exceed 5 per cent during
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935,
us a measure of economy, and also
to a deduction of 3 1-2 percent toward
a retirement annuity.
Full information may be obtained
from Lewis Hauke, Secretary of the
United States Civil Servile Board of
Examiners, at the Clifton post office.
Dahl of Clifton. . ......
where he has accepted a position.
A new little baby girl is being en-
tertained in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Elmo Waldrop since Sunday.
Mrs. Alton Gandy motored over to
Stephenville Sunday with her sister,
who returned to college. Mrs. Gandy
remained for a visit with her sister.
Mr. E. L. Chiles is home again
tpeaking to his many friends and for
a short visit with hs father, Mr. Her-
The many friends of Mrs. Nan
Leith were much concerned when they
learned of her serious accident of fall-
ing and breaking her hip, on Monday
of this week. She is suffering much
pain from the accident. Friends ev-
erywhere love Mrs. Keith and wish
for her a speedy recovery.
E. L. Chiles accompanied by Misses
Alline Robertson and Faye Young
visited Waco friends the first of tlW,
week and incidentally saw a good
Hon. Frank-Tirey of Waco was
transacting legal business here Tues-
D. C. Huckaby and family will ar
rive this week to again make Merid-
ian their home. We welcome this good
Bob Alexander of Waco on his re-
turn from a business trip stopped
with us Tuesday long enough to meet
many of his Meridian friends.
Mesdames Hyde Hamilton of Den-
ton and D. E. Cavness of Iredell were
pleasant callers on court house friends
Lions Set May 22nd.
As Ladies’ Nigh!
Trade with Record advertiser*.
Johnson County Votes
Not To Legalize Beer
Cleburne, Texas, May 8.—Johnson
County voted against legalization of
the sale of 3.2 per cent beer in an lady wju take advantage of tl
election field Tuesday. The drys polled Hghtfui affair and be present
an advantage of almost two to one. - ■ < . ..
With only four boxes still out, the
vote Tuesday night stood: For beer,
3,308; against 2,533.
See the latest ball-bearing Avery ______ „„ wv, * „„luuv
cream separator. 300 pound machine and took time to stop in at the Re<
$40.00; other sices $20.00 up.—Farm-
ers Equipment Company
At the regular weekly luncheon oi
(he Clifton Lions Club last Tuesdaj
the report of the nominating commit-
tee for officers and directors to serve
the club the ensuing year was read;
and at the next regular luncheon to
be held on next Tuesday those present
will select by vote those they desire
to serve them in the several stations.
It was voted by the Club at this
meeting to have “Ladies’ Night” en-
tertainment on the evening of May
22nd, and it w’as also voted to hold
this in the State Park amphitheater
on the banks of tire Bosque river; at
which place the eats will be served
end the installation of officers and
ether features of the program con«
ducted. The regular program commit-
tee was given power to have the eats
served as they find best suited to the
occasion, and the hour for the eating
to start was set for 6:30—not later.
It is hoped that every Lion and hie
lady will take advantage of this de-
will be no luncheon at the City Half
on the 22nd, it was voted.
Alvin Rohne living out on Park!
Ranch west of town, was a businesi
visitor in the city Tuesday afternooi
erd office and have his subscriptioi
ltc date* moved np another year.
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