The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1937 Page: 3 of 8
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THE CLIFTON RECORD, CLIFTON, TEXAS. SEPTEMBER 3, 1937
Sunday School and the Epworth
tij&Ceague program wll be held as usual
Sunday. Those who are absent from
our church services are always missed.
Just remember you have a place to
fill in the church; that no one else
but you can successfully fill. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to attend our
Our community regrets to learn of
the serious illness of our pastor, Rev.
J. W. Culwell. It is hoped that he will
i soon recover.
P Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Harris of Dal-
las spent Sunday here with Mrs. Har-
ris’ mother, Mrs. Bell Turner and
Miss Melba Thompson of Cleburne
spent the week-end here the guest of
The many friends and relatives of
Tom Sowell here sincerely regret to
learn of his serious condition, which
resulted from an accident in Clifton
Saturday. It is hoped that he will
Rev. Charley Cluck of Morgan vis-
ited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Cox, here one day last week.
Mrs. John Vickrey and daughters,
Misses Maurine and Aline and Mrs.
W. W. Vickrey of Mosheim were
guests of Mrs. A. W. Vickrey and
family Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. C. J. Bagley and daughters,
Frances and Billie, moved back to our
community one day last week from
Carlton. Their many friends welcome
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Blue returned
Sunday from an extended trip thru
West Texas and Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schramm of
near Clifton visited Mr. and Mrs.
Charley Townley and family here one
day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Cox of' Sears-
OF HEALTH LETTER
Austin, Texas.—In speaking of
health racketeers, Dr. Geo. W. Cox,
State Health Officer, said, “There is
no meaner method of hittin’ below
the belt than by holding out false
promises to incurables. This fact,
however, does not in the least deter
the unscrupulous who thus heartlessly
prey upon thousands of unfortunates
who are in a hopeless stage of illness.
Thousands of dollars extracted an-
nually from individuals whose condi-
tions direct their hopes to the prom-
ises made by the’ super-scientific gen-
try who claim to have beaten the un-
tiring researchers of endowed labora-
tories to cures for cancer, diabetes,
tuberculosis, epilepsy, pellagra, and
other serious conditions.
“Unfortunately, it is words rather
than deeds that create the miracle. A
miracle which, instead of being re-
lated to a cure, is entirely associated
with the transfer of large sums of
money from innocent persons to those
whose only interest in health and
health matters stops at the cash reg-
“It is the sad and killing fact that
in addition to the incurables, there
are thousands of believing persons
who become the victims of this type
of racketeer, and thus through self-
diagnosis and self-treatment, post-
pone a real investigation of their ail-
ments until the incurable stage is
“Two main rules should be followed
in this connection. The first is to
have an annual physical examination
by a reputable physician. In this way
incipient conditions can be discovered
and by proper treatment the disease
can frequently be conquered. The sec-
ond rule is to mistrust all high prom-
ising statements of ‘amazing discov-
VETERAN OBSERVER TELLS
HOW HE PREDICTS STORMS
Silicosis, a lung disease contracted
in dusty occupations, is called the
greatest single occupational hazard
in this country.
King George I of England,
reigned from 1714 to 1727, could
neither speak nor write the English
language. He was the son of Ernest
Augustus, elector of Hanover, Ger-
many and Sophia, granddaughter of
James I of England.
ville visited relatives here Sunday.
Ramsey and Hardie Poston of
Gatesville were business visitors here
one day last week.
Quite a number from here enjoyed
a luncheon on the Bosque River Sun-
Mrs. Ida Barton of Mosheim and
daughter, Miss Artie of the Provi
dence Sanitarium, Waco, visited rel-
atives and attended church here Sun-
Cloyd Rice was in Waco Sunday to
see Tom Sowell who is a patient at
the Providence Sanitarium.
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Cox were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Cox,
BUY THE LEADER
The Allis-Chalmers WC Allcrop tractor is leading the
way to better farming, to more profits. If it is costing you
more to farm with your present equipment than with an
Allis-Chalmers “WC”, then it is time to change.
Buy the tractor with the greatest trade-in value. The
only “WC” tractor so far traded in this territory brought
within $75.00 what it sold for in 1934 after 36 months extra
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j^| The more recent purchasers of this popular farm power
are: Wiley Day, Orus Solberg, Richard Thiele, C. Mickelson,
Marvin and Milton Dahl, Otto Reesing, Paul Christenson
and John E. Bryn. Let us demonstrate this exceptional
value to you. We will accept your judgment as to value of-
fered in this equipment. Your investigation and considera-
tion solicited. More than fifty users in this territory can tell
— what they think of it. We still carry Avery implements
and parts and are in position to obtain parts when you have
ble getting what you want for obsolete machines.
Brownsville. — Veteran Meteorolo-
gist W. J. Schnurbusch, who has
scanned the Gulf of Mexico coastline
for 15 years, took time off from his
barometers to give laymen an under-
standable method of predicting trop-
Schnurbusch, who weathered the
disastrous blow of 1932 with Rio
Grande residents, warned his flock of
the hurricane season and told how
human eyes could detect signs of ap-
“Of all the natural phenomena
known to man through the centuries,
probably one of the most interesting
and little understood—to laymen, at
least—is the hurricane,” said Schnur-
The word “hurricane” signifies
“big wind” in ancient Carib Indian
language and has come into use as
the name for any tropical cyclone of
the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico,
Caribbean Sea, Eastern and Southern
Pacific. It is identical with China Sea
Too often, however, warned Schnur-
busch, is the word misused. A hurri-
cane wind is a blow of 75 miles or
better, while a hurricane is an entire
“Tropical winds vary greatly in in-
tensity, but to most people the word
‘hurricane’ implies destructive winds.
Therefore, it is customary for the
weather bureau in its hurricane warn-
ing service, to use the word hurri-
cane only when the storm is of great
violence. Less severe storms of the
same regions are described as ‘trop-
ical disturbances,’ with modifying
words such as slight, moderate, con-
siderable and others, to indicate in-
How can you sight a hurricane at
“One of the first definite signs is
the sea swell, especially significant to
observers of the gulf coast, said
Schnurbusch. “It appears at sea as a
long, unbroken wave, with the time
interval betwteen crests considerably
longer than in waves ordinarily ob-
“At sunrise and sunset the clouds
on the outer border of the hurricane
are highly colored; a brilliant red sky
is one of the well-known signs of an
Causes of hurricanes are largely
theoretical, the meteorologist ex-
plained; weather conditions existing
at the earth’s surface during the for-
mative period of a hurricane—fre-
quent showers, light winds, warm,
moist air—being most necessary for
Some disturbances develop quickly
into violent tropical storms; others
increase in force more slowly. Many
become no more than mild winds with
In small hurricanes, - Schnurbusch
said, the diameter of the area of de-
structive winds may not exceed 25
miles, while in some of the greatest,
the diameter may be as much as 400
to 500 miles.
“Winds of a hurricane blow around
and incline toward the center. Their
direction in the Northern Hemisphere
is counter clockwise. The ‘law of
storms’ accepted by meterologists, is
that the observer, standing with his
back to the wind, will find the storm
center on his left. Since the winds
have some incurvature, the center
will be on his life and slightly to the
History of hurricanes dates back to
Columbus’ voyage to America, the
meteorologist said, A study of frag-
mentary records that the frequency
of hurricanes, their intensities and
movements, while variable from year
to year, have not undergone any pro-
nounced changes within the period of
Eleven coastal cities between
Brownsville and Florida are a part of
the vast meteorological system con-
stantly on watch for unbridled winds.
The New Orleans bureau is center of
activities. Seven experts work in the
Scores were killed, property leveled
by 100-mile-an-hour winds, towns in-
undated by flood waters and livestock
buried in mud and water when this
sector’s worst storm isolated the val-
ley for three days in 1932.
GROWING FRl/W AT HOME
“With the exception of citrus, Tex-
ps does not rank high as a commer-
cial fruit state, but this is no reason
why most farmers should not have a
small orchard for family use,” de-
clares J. F. Rosborough, Horticul-
turist in the Texas A. and M. Exten-
sion Service. With the hope of get-
ting fruit plots started on as many
farms as possible that do not already
have them, the production phase of
the 4-H girls demonstration for 1938
will be vine and bush fruits.
A more general culture of fruits in
gardens and in orchards would con-
tribute substantially to the health
and pleasure of the average family,
besides furnishing a supply of valu-
able food products at a relatively
small outlay of money.
The difficulty in securing fruit in
pleasing variety and quality by pur-
chase is an added reason for its home
production wherever possible.
The home fruit plot should be
planned carefully and in general with
a view to supplying fruit continuously
throughout the year, either fresh,
canned or dried.
By actual experiments it has been
established that for a person to keep
well and healthy, he or she should
have a serving of fruit, fresh, canned,
dried, or juice twice daily. To supply
this amount in Central Texas where
weather conditions and insects come
in for consideration, Mr. Rosborough
recommends that 8 berry vines and 3
grape vines be set out for each mem-
ber of the family. This is the goal
that each 4-H club girl will seek to
reach in the beginning year of her
fruit plot work.
Nan J. Mangold, C.H.D.A
PRIZE FIGHT IS FATAL TO
HEAR FOR SEVERAL MEN
Chicago, Aug. 81.—Two men were
dead here today because their weak
hearts could not stand the excitement
of the radio broadcast of the Joe
Louis-Tommy Farr fight in New
York last night.
John J. Wren, 52, eollapsed during
the twelfth round while sitting be-
fore the radio with his wife, son and
daughter, while David Lee Parker,
a retired shoe manufacturer, toppled
over just as the decision was an-
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to take this means
thanking each and every one
was so nice in helping us through the
recent illness and after the death of
our dear father.
May God’s richest blessings be be-
stowed upon you.
Mrs. W. L. Johnson, Kopperl,
Karl L. Lovelady, Meridian,
Tom F. Lovelady, Waco,
Miss Norene Lovelady, Meridian.
Trade with Record advertisers.
Dies Before Getting Chance
To See Fight
New York, Aug. 31.—Harry Perl-
man, 54, was dead today after being
stricken suddenly at the Yankee sta-
dium while watching the bouts pre-
liminary to the Louis-Farr fight.
Drops Dead While
Listening to Broadcast
Detroit, Aug. 31.—Police today
blamed excitement over the Joe Lou-
is-Tommy Parr fight for the death of
Arthur H. Mott, 56, Monday night.
He dropped dead while listening to a
radio broadcast of the fight.
Stricken While Listening
Plainview, Aug. 31.—A heart at-
tack while he was listening to a radio
report of the Lous-Farr champion-
ship fight last night was fatal to
B. F. Smith, 87.
From $2.00 to $7.00
LA FRANCE BEAUTY
MRS. INEZ LARSEN, Prop.
FAIR VIEW NEWS
Bio. Taylor from Houston preached
here last Sunday and Sunday night,
i There will be Sunday School next
Sunday morning and prayer meeting
Sunday night. Everyone is urged to
come out and help in these services.
Mr. and Mrs. Slick Golden and chil-
dren of Meridian were Sunday guests
of Mr and Mrs. J. C. Sills.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell Kimbrough of
Valley Mills Spent Sunday w-ith Mr.
and Mrs. Pernie Downey.
The infant son of Mr. ande Mrs.
Glenn White is still in a hospital at
Waco, but is reported much better.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Siepert and
daughter, Carroll Jane, spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hulme at
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hulme and
sons, Allen and Van Doyle of Coon
Creek attended church here Sunday
Nearly half the food eaten in the
United States comes out of cans or
Henry Fulcher, 97, of Petersburg,
Ind., planted his 84th consecutive corn
crop this year.
Austin’s Newest and Largest Hotel
300 Rooms of Solid Comfort
W. L. STARK, Manager
And have your out of season garments dry
cleaned and pressd by Martin s Tailor Shop.
Moth-proof bags free with each garment
Let us do your linens with our specially
equipped Hot-head Press.
MARTIN’S TAILOR SHOP
DOC MARTIN, Prop.
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Western Auto Associate Store
R. L. LANE, Owner
Whales are said to have the larg-
est brains of all the mammals in the
In Mount McKinley National Park
Alaska, sunshine lasts for more than
18 hours a day during the summer
BURRELL F. WORD
Pracetice In All Courts
Meridian - Texas
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Baldridge, Robert L. The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1937, newspaper, September 3, 1937; Clifton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth778060/m1/3/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Nellie Pederson Civic Library.