The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, December 1, 1933 Page: 4 of 8
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Parable i« Advance
, Display Adwitbinf per inch —;—85e
Local Advertising, per list-~10c
Card of thanks per line----- 6c
The fact that the Government is
giving employment to those who have
been needing work, and at a living
wage, will mean jast that many more
happy homes and a better contented
people this winter.
The Record is advised that many
of the people of this vicinity will eat
Thanksgiving dinner with the Norse
Church ladies in their dining room
near the church—and we venture to
say they enjoy such a splendid dinner
as it will no doubt be.
The Record’s subscribers are treat-
ing us wonderfully nice this fall, and
we believe more of them are paying
up promptly at this season than we
have seen for a number of years.
Most people in this section take the
paper. Some, however, do not feel
that it is necessary, because they can
read their neighbor's paper.
Many people wanting daily papers
at the now special reduced price are
giving their orders to the Rcord. In
this way they are relieved of much
tyooble, the cost is less and they
have the assurance that the service
is guaranted or their money back.
Yes, the Record makes a little com-
mission on each one, or we would not
want the extra trouble.
It is no doubt true that some
Clifton’s merchants are willing to ac-
cept any business handed or sent
them regardless of whether they
seem to be interested enough to ask
the public thru the columns of their
home paper for it or make any other
known sign of trying to persuade
people to trade with them. It seems
that some of them are content just
to sit back and take what may come
their way without any effort or ex-
pense—and believe us that is not any
too much. People have learned to
spend their money where they a
invited and where prices are given
for their consignation.
Here is a book, or more properly a
collection of books, which is beyond
comparison the world’s best seller.
New novels grip the public fancy for
a few weeks or months and then dis-
appear, but the Bible stands continu-
ously at the top of the list
Amercan presses are turning out
text-books and literature of
sort And Bibles, conk of Bibles—lit-
erally cords Jot them. Nearly every
home has at/ least one copy. Millions
of copies are given as birthday, grad-
uation and Christmas gifts. It is a
book that everybody boys and con-
cerning which almost everybody is
ready to engage in debate at the drop
of a hat. Yet how many read it? How
many know what it really contains?
It la worth knowing. Not all of it,
of course. There are long chapters of
genealogy which are no more edify-
ing than pages of the telephone di-
rectory. But when you have passed
over such passages and everything
else that for popular reading is tire-
some or useless, what have you left?
These four great treasures:
1. A bird’s-eye view of the develop-
ment of civilization. The story begins
with the origin of the earth and for
the first eleven chapters it deals with
the human race as a unit. Coining
down to the time when races were
grouped and nations arose, it traces
the development of a particular peo-
ple, the Hebrews—their beginnings as
nomadic shepherds, their conquest
and settlement of a home, and their
emergence into national life; their
rise to splendor under Kings David
and Solomon; their overthrow and
captivity, and the re-establishment of
their national cult or worship, though
with very limited authority in the
matter of government, a century lat-
er. The recital brings us finally into
definite touch with the civilizations of
Greece and Rome. Certainly no one
can claim to know history who has
not read and understood it.
2. Some of the greatest literature
of all ages. Here, to mention only
few, are the greatest of all poems,
one of the greatest dramas, one of
the finest love-stories, and a collec-
tion of proverbs which in Varying
phraseology have entered into the
common-sense philosophy of nearly
every modern nation.
3. The best of all textbooks in hu-
man nature. For in the Bible we have
profound thought beautifully
pressed; we have the nature of boys
and girls, of men and women, more
accurately charted than in the work
of any modern novelist or playwright.
4. Finally, we have the story of
the most successful life ever lived on
this planet, a life that changed the
course of human thought and that
still is able, after more than nineteen
hundred years, to transform individ-
uals, communities, and nations.
Surely it is worth while to know’
the high spots, at least, of a book
that contains all this. Let us start at
the beginning with the title page of
the common version.
Cotton ia bringing more than $6,000,-
000 to Ellis County farmers this sea-
son. Value of the crop being har-
vested is nearly $6,000,000 in addition
to $1,327,464 to be received in Fed-
eral plow-up money. Farmer* hold
17,861 bales of option cotton which
will bring $357,220 under the 4«-loan
piss sad $970,484 ha^ been received
frem plow-up cash payments.
Many people who do not approve
of lynchings by the public of crimi-
nals as a usual thing, are pleased to
read of what the mob did in Cali-
fornia Sunday night when they pub-
licly lyncheod John Holmes and
Thomas H. Thurmond, both confessed
kidnapers and murderers of Brooke
Hart, a young man of high standing
who lived at San Jose, California.
Governor James Rolph, Jr. gave his
hearty approval of the lynchings,
saying that if it took such action to
stop kidnaping, he indorsed it. Gov-
ernor Roiph also said that he would
immediately pardon any one convict-
ed of participation in the lynchings.
This is an unusual stand for the
governor of a state to take in such
cases, but on1 the other hand this kid-
naping and murder business is get-
ting to a point where the extreme
action must he taken; and from all
sections of the country the governor
of California is receiving congratula-
tions and approval of his stand in
Congressman Joe Bailey, Jr. will
have a goc4 time explaining his vote
against the National Farm Relief Act
which has meant so much to the
farmers of this nation, when he gets
into the campaign against Senator
Tom Connally next year, as he has
announced he intends to do. Probably
there is no other piece of national
legislation that has meant so much
to our people as the farm relief act,
for one to have voted against it
as k reported Mr. Bailey
and then have the nerve to ask
men to vote for him, would
a little absurd. But it is pos-
Mr. Bailey will base his
the fact that he hap-
i son of a formerly very
it now seems to
Many residents of this county will
receive in their mail on December 1st
a supply of Christmas seals sent by
the Texas Tuberculosis Association
in its annual seal sale to raise funds
for the campaign against tuberculo-
For the twenty-fifth consecutive
year the letter enclosed with the
seals will be signed by H. A. Wroe,
who has served as treasurer of the
Texas Tuberculosis Association since
its organization in 1908.
Mr. Wroe is well known in banking
circles throughout the state. He Is
chairman of the board of directors of
the American National Bank, Austin,
and has held office in the Texas
Commenting on the general out-
look for this year’s seal sale Mr.
Wroe said: “Raw silk is again mov-
ing across the country by water and
rail; telephone installations show an
increase; the Michigan-Ohio football
game had a gate receipt of $150,000;
the New York Federal Reserve Dis-
trict reports a 15 1-2 percent gain for
wholesale trade in New York State;
chain stores particularly increased
business in nearly all lines through-
out the country.
“Business is definitely on the up-
grade, the public k feeling better,
happier, and is spending more money,
all of which forecasts a seal sale that
will insure a needed expansion in
1984 of the effective, year-round pro-
gram of the Texas Tuberculosis Asso-
SHOWER FOR BRIDE-ELECT
Mmes. E. M. Colwick, Lawrence
Ringness, Walter Hansen, Chas. Ca~
nuteson, J. B. Pierson and Petty 01
son entertained November 18, with a
miscellaneous shower st the Colwick jurje8<
home, announcing the marriage of
Miss Clarice Thompson and Mr. Or
The announcement which read,
"Clarice and Orville—Now. 24,” was
found on gayly colored . autumn
leaves used as favors and were pinned
on each guest as she registered in the
bride’s book over which Ethel Bron-
The following program was ren-
Piano Solo—Mrs. H. P. Jones.
Readings: "When Father Carves
the Turkey” and “Old Bachelors for
Solo: “The Sunshine of Your
Smile”—Mrs. Lawrence Ringness.
Reading: “Hail! Thou Long Expect-
ed Day”—Miss Lottie Mae Hoel.
Duet: “Because You’re You”—Miss
Irene Thompson and Mrs. Petty Ol-
Toast to the Bride—Miss Agnes
Toast to the Groom—Miss Ethel
Toast to the Girls Left Behind
Miss Frances Bakke.
A Puritan Mock Wedding:
Preceding the wedding, Gene Pier-
son, acting as offlciator, marched in
with Frances Marie Bronstad who
sang “I Love You Truly.”
The wedding march from Lohen-
grin was played by Mrs. H. P. Jones.
The ushers were Janette Hall and
Owen David Ringness.
Marilyn Ann Colwick served as the
bride's maid and entered with Carrol
Jo Pierson who acted as best man.
Little Helen LaNell Olson was the
flower girl and carried a white bas-
ket filled with chrysanthemums.
The bride, Evelyn Nell Bronstad,
entered on the arm of the bride-
groom, Kenneth Lyle Olson.
The little folks were dressed in
Puritan costumes which made the af
fair very attractive.
Mary Catheryn Colwick entered as
the fairy of autumn in a shower of
leaves and delivered an urgent mes-
sage to the bride-to-be. But ere leav-
ing her friends behind—there was
treasure she was asked to find. At
this moment the fairy blew her horn
and a shower of leaves fell on the
honoree as she was led down the
hallway. At the far end of the hall
she spied a large stack of tall corn
stalks touched up with autumn leaves
and pumpkins. Upon investigation
she found an array of gifts concealed
in this stack.
After opening and admiring the
many useful gifts, Miss Thompson in
her own charming martner, graciously
thanked her friends for the lovely
tokens of friendship.
The bride-elect and approximately
ninety guests were then ushered to
the dining room where delicious fruit
punch, fancy heart-shaped cakes and
mints were served on a table lighted
by red and yellow tapers. Misses
Frances Bakke and Irene Thompson
served at the punch bowl.
The center-piece was a large bowl
luscious fruits and nuts, sur-
Gleburne, Texas, Nov. 26.—John
White, 26, Cleburne gin operator, was
killed at 1:30 o’clock Sunday morn-
ing at Proctor, Comanche County,
when the car in which he with a
party of Cleburne companions, start-
ing on a deer hunt in West Texas,
went into a ditch in toying to avoid
coiikion with a ear parked on the
road. The body was taken first to
Dublin and later to Hiikboro, Wliite'e
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In the car with White were his
brother, Russell; F. L. McFarland, H.
J. Harley, Melvin Gambrell and Theo
Miller. All these suffered minor in-
JflM KENDRICKS HAS ARM
AMPUTATED ABOVE ELBOW
Stephenville, , Texas, Nov. 26.—
Capt. Jim Kendricks of Waco, badly
injured in the wreck of a civilian
conservation corps truck near
StephenVille, had his right arm am-
putated two inches above the elbow
Sunday night The member had
He was one of sixteen members of
Washington, Nov. 25.—After more
than three years of checking and re-
checking its figures, the United
States census bureau is now ready to
report that 1,010,995 cows were
milked in Texas in 1930. These cow3
produced a total of 412,708,000 gal-
lons of milk, or 408 gallons per cow,
camp injured when
overturned last Friday night. Two of
the victims subsequently died fta a
totfck during the year, according
The injured were treated at Dublin.
White was married.
4-H CLUB OF WOMACK
The -4-H Clqj> of Womack
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1933. Since
was our first meeting for the com-
ing year, we elected new officers for
the year’s work in advance.
The cfAcers are as follows:
Vice President—Voia Hafer.
Song and Yell Leader—Christine
Motions were made that the presi-
dent should appoint the program
committee. Leona Prescher and Eve-
lyn Schwartz were appointed as the
The roll was called by the president
and each member had a short report
to make about the work that was
done during the summer months.
There were seven members enrolled
for the year. We all hope by the next
meeting there will be more.
The next meeting will be Nov. 28,
when we will see how we have pro-
gressed in the past two weeks.
Visitors are always welcome to at-
tend our meetings. —Reporter.
Clifton High School football team
has another important game to win
and the boys need all the help pos-
sible to do this very thing; therefore
it is necessary and important that
every Clifton person that possibly
can should make the trip to Valley
Mills Thanksgiving afternoon and
help do their part to make this, the
last game of the year a success.
AN ITALIAN HOBO SHOWER
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Conrad was the scene of much enjoy-
ment last Thursday afternoon when
Miss Mildred Conrad was named hon-
oree at a miscellaneous shower given
by Mrs. Lincoln Ferris and Miss
Upon arriving the guests were
asked to register in a lovely hand-
painted bride’s book presided over by
Mrs. Gus Walsleben, and were then
served delicious iced punch and
cookies by Miss Margaret Helms and
Mrs. R. O. Walsleben.
Miss Ruth Kunkel entertained the
guests with several selections on the
piano after which there were a num-
ber of lively contests indulged in. The
most enjoyable of these was giving
clever advice to the bride. A lively
game was being played when a loud
knock was heard at the door. Upon
answering it proved to be an Italian
peddler looking for someone to dis-
play his wares to. Being conducted to
Miss Conrad he began to unload hi?
huge pack, which proved to be many
and varied articles. In broken Eng-
lish he explained the best way to use
everything. Then came two girls
bearing a large basket loaded to over-
flowing. After everyone had seen all
the lovely gifts, Miss Conrad in her
usual sweet manner expressed her
sincere thanks to everyone.
The guests departed reluctantly,
bestowing good wishes on the bride.
BUSINESS LOTS FOR SALE
Three good business lots located
across the railroad from the depot in
Clifton.—C. W. Johle. 40-3tp
Byron Bronstad came up from the
University at Austin to spend the
week-end with home folks; returning
to his duties there Sunday night.
OVER A MILLION COWS
MILKED IN TEXAS
port today by the census bureau.
with more than a million milk' cows.
The others were: Wisconsin, 1,869,841
cows; Minnesota 1,445,767; Iowa 1,-
297,914, and New York 1,243,061.
Of the total number of Texas farms
reporting, about 85 per cent, with
853,458 cows, reported- their cows
were kept mainly for milk production. |
Slightly more than five per cent, with
52,201 cows, reported theirs were
kept mainly for beef production.
A total of 144,836 cows were on
dairy farms. Thi\ type farm made up
about 14 per cent of the total num-
ber of farms keeping cows.
In the entire United States there
were 21,124,221 cows milked in 1930.
with the aggregate milk production
totaling more than eleven billion
gallons, or 523 gallons per cow.
Trade with Record advertisers.
1-1930 Ford $175
1 Late 1928 tfJOQC
1-1930 Oakland d>OAA
Sedan .................. $4UU
VOY G. FORT
Plymouth and Dodge
Something New. Something Different
New stock of Men’s Field Boots, Ladies’ Riding Boots, Boys and Girls’ Rodeo boots.
These Boots are made by the Marion Shoe Co., Marion, Indiana. The best for the
Men’s Black F/eld Boots, made from the
best material at per pair
GENE ARLBN RAY
Funeral service* for Gene Arlen
Ray, infant son of Mr. and Mr*. Paul
Ray, who died Monday morning were
held at'the Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral
home of Waco at 9 a. m., Tuesday.
The body was brought overland and
interment made in the Trinity Lu-
Girls Riding Boots, in black only.
. Sizes 3 to 8 at per pair
Boys or Girls Rodeo Boots, black with
fancy trimmed top. Sizes 11 to 2, pair
Sizes 2 1-2 to 6, per pair
rounded by a garland of leaves and
The autumn tones of red and yel-
low together with leaves and chrysan-
themums were used throughout the
It was growing late and the
guests departed, thanking the hos-
tesses for the delightful afternoon
and wishing the honoree much happi-
ness in the future, —A Guest.
Grocery Specials For Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1st and 2nd
Coffee, isxss, lb. 15c
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
Die business men and the patrons
of the Clifton High School are happy
because of the successful year of our
high school football team and are
very enthusiastic over the prospeeto
for m winning team next year. They
will close this season in the annual
Thanksgiving game at Valley Mills,
which boasts of having one of the
gameet teams in many years. Imme-
diately after that game preparations
will begin in organising s basketball
team here and other sports for both
boya and girls.
Now is the time for the fans to
begin .thinking about getting a per-
manent athletic field, build a gymna-
sium, grand-stand and bath houses.
Die athletic field should be fenced,
and provision should be made to take
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Flour, ekx 4811
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Mustard, quart jar
REMEMBER, the Hunting Season for Deer, Ducks, and Quail is now open. Be pre-
pared with the brat equipment. Our stock of guns and ammunition of all kinds is com-
plete, and the prices are right. Let us supply you with your needs.
WE THANK YOU, our many friends and customers for your liberal patronage dur-
ing the past year. We want to serve you even better during the year to come.
HOUSE THAT GIVES SERVICE.
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Baldridge, Robert L. The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, December 1, 1933, newspaper, December 1, 1933; Clifton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth776684/m1/4/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Nellie Pederson Civic Library.