The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, February 21, 1941 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CLIFTON RECORD, CLIFTON, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 21, 1941
Mr. and Mrs. Lennie Walker had as
their guests during the past week-end
Mrs. Louis Walker and little daugh-
ter, Joah, of St. Louis, Mo. and Miss
Faye Walker of Austin.
Mrs. R. C. Chestnutt and Mrs.
Alice Mullinox of Dallas were week-
end visitors with Mrs. Chestnutt’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Porter.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Flatt and son,
Curtis, of Cameron, were in Meri-
dian Tuesday afternoon attending to
business and visiting friends.
Mrs. Glenn Scarlett and little
daughter, Glynda, of Cleburne are
visiting their aunt, Mrs. T. W. Porter
and sister, Miss Merle Martin, this
Judge B. F. Word and son, Burrell
Nelson, and Miss Rosa Word spent
Sunday in Temple with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. John Miller of Iredell and
Miss Ona Miller of Dallas spent the
first of the week with Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Davis. V.
Mrs. Mamie Young and daughter,
Faye, spent Sunday in Cleburne with
relatives, and also visited Mr. and
Mrs. E. G. Adams at Godley.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley Burch and Miss
Martha Lou Burch of Dallas were
week-end visitors with their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Burch.
Guests in the H. J. Seidel home
Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Chatham, Mr. and Mrs. Emmit Harris
and daughter, Janice, of Waco.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Robertson spent
Sunday in Cleburne with Mr. and
Mrs. Alfa Wilmoth.
Mrs. Jim Brown returned Tuesday
after a month’s visit with relatives
in the Rio tfrande Valley.
Mrs. Hazel Combest and daughter
spent the past week-end in Gates-
ville with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Greer and
son, Cal Edward, of Dallas were visi-
tors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.
C. McCorkle Sunday.
Wm. Duncan Goodman and Miss
Dessie Mae Cockrejl.
Jack H. Lindsey and Miss Doris
Eastern Star School
Is Well Attended
The school of instruction for the
O. E. S, District No. 3 section No. 6
was held in Clifton and was consider-
ed a success from every point. There
were representatives from all ten
chapters, the total to register num-
bering 101. The number of Grand Of-
ficers to direct and help put on the
work was eight.
Forty-six certificates were granted,
eight of the Clifton ladies receiving
certificates out of this number.
A delicious chicken pie dinner was
served by the ladies of the Methodist
Church. The day was profitably spent
and enjoyed by all attending.—The
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Defense Experiments in Panama Canal Zone
S Left: Machine gun-armed scout cars being unloaded from a barge at Gamboa, C. Z., after transportation
from Gatun through the Panama Canal. The army is experimenting in moving cavalry forces and mech-
anized equipment from Atlantic to Pacific defense sectors by water because there is no highway across the
isthmus. Right: Mechanized cavalry, brought from Gatun to Gamboa by barge, speeds through Panama.
Aliens Required To
Notify Officials Of
Changes Of Address
The United States Department of
Justice, Immigration and Naturali-
zation Service, through Attorney
LEAVE NEXT WEEK
Th/e following men registered with
the Selective Service Local Board of
Bosque County are ordered to report
General Robert H. Jackson, this week for one year training on February
issued a notice to all Registered 127th( 1941 The8e wiH be sent Fort
Aliens regarding the Change of Ad- gam Houston Induction Station by
dress Requirements.” This notice is
posted in the local Post Office Lobby.
The Alien Registration Act requires
every resident non-citizen to notify
in writing, the Commissioner of Im-
migration and Naturalization, Wash-
ington, D. C., of each change of per-
manent residence address, with five
(5) days of such change.
All Registrants are again warned
to comply with the above cited re-
quirement, as well as other require-
ments fixed by the Department.
Change of address cards are avail-
able at all Post Offices.
A. L.Bronstad, Postmaster
Legion Post Ready
To Register Veterans
Four More FFA Boys
Have Poultry Projects
Four more FFA boys have started
poultry projects during the past
week and are now cooperating in the
Clifton FFA Poultry Improvement
program. The boys with new projects
are Joe Holverson, Amo Dittrich, A1
fred Olson and Don Winfield.
Most of these projects will qualify
in the Texas Baby Chick Association
Contest, which is designed to im-
prove the quality of poultry on Texas
Appointment of a special commit-
tee to handle the voluntary registra-
tion of all Legionnaires and World
War veterans in Bosque County not
served by other Posts, for possible
future national defense service as
part of the nationwide American Le-
gion preparedness for any emergency,
has been announced by Commander
Jack Carter of the Selmar Erickson
Post No. 322, Clifton.
Commander Carter has named Jack
•Helm as Chairman of the special na-
tional defense registration committee.
Other Legionnaires and officers of
the Post will assist in the registra-
tion, the registration to take place
on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1941
Clifton City Hall.
Santa Fe train leaving Clifton at 9:32
a. m., February 27th.
Nealy A. McDougal, Clifton
Edward L. Hewett, Clifton
Oscar M. Blumberg, Clifton
Will Tracy, Clifton
Fred W. Lange, Clifton
Pool A. Miiller, Valley Mills
Allie M. Knudson, Cranfills Gap.
Bosque County Local Board
Native Clifton Citizen
Dies In Waco Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Frank K.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Bradstreet
celebrated their golden wedding anni-
versary Tuesday evening, Feb. 18th
by holding open house from 7:30 until
10:30, to their many friends. Mr. and
Mrs. Hector Hill, daughter and son-in-
law, received guests at the door. Mrs.
Willard Murphree, another daughter,
had charge of the Bride’s Book where
several hundred relatives and friends
registered. Mr. and Mrs. Bradstreet
stood in front of a lovely flower ar-
rangement on the mantel, looking ra-
diantly happy, Mr. Bradstreet re-
marking his bride of fifty years ago
looked more beautiful to him now
than she did on her wedding day, re-
ceived the congratulations of their
many friends. The beautiful home
was made more attractive for the oc-
casion by vases and baskets of lovely
C. E. Schow, 1^71.5, a native bom I white and sold flowers. More than
citizen of Clifton, died in Waco, his one dozen baskets flowars
home for the past several years, at were sent by adminng frlends- The
Miss Cairlee Carlson
Weds Travis Olson
On Saturday evening, February 15,
1941, amid a garden-like setting, just
as twilight was beginning to steal over
the quiet countryside, Miss Cairlee
Carlson became the bride of Travis
Olson of Clifton in an impressive
ceremony in the St. Olaf’s Lutheran
Church at Cranfill’s Gap.
The soft lights of the candelabra,
together with masses of ferns and
other potted flowers lent an unspeak-
able beauty to the scene.
Preceding the ceremony, the ushers,
Misses Hilma Carlson and Hazel
Hanson and Messrs. Burton Anderson
and Cleo Knudson, entered and took
their places. After this, Misses Emma
Jewel Solberg and Frances Lee
Reesing accompanied by Mrs. Chris-
tine Swenson at the pipe organ, sang
“At Dawning” and “I Love You
The opening strains of the “Bridal
Chorus” heralded the approach of the
wedding party. The bridesmaids, Miss
Esther Knudson, Mrs. Pernie Surley
and Miss Ruby Olson, gowned respec-
tively in pink, rose and blue, were
attended by Messrs. Travis Polk,
Pernie Surley, and Roy Colwick, the
groomsmen, attired in conventional
The junior bridesmaid, Lois Carl-
son, sister of the bride, entered alone.
She wore aqua blue net trimmed in
Mrs. Otis Olson, matron of honor,
also entered alone. She too, wore a
dress of aqua blue net with pink trim.
Miss Opal Carlson, another sister
of the bride, as maid of honor, en-
tered alone. She wore a dress of sky
Immediately preceding the arrival
of the bridal couple, Master Donald
Rohne, wearing a dark coat and white
trousers, entered and opened the
white latticed gate beneath the arch
leading to the altar. Then little Miss
Patsy Lavonne Carlson, wearing a
dress of pale blue silk with pink rib-
bon bows, and Master Oscar Paul
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4:30 Saturday morning, February 15,
after an illness which had caused him
much annoyance for many months,
though he was at his place of work
as a salesman in one of the stores
of that city all day Thursday only
a little more than one day before his
passing. His trouble was diagnosed
by attending physicians as a form of
stomach and heart trouble.
Before leaving Waco for Clifton
with the body for interment Sunday
afternoon, funeral services were con-
ducted at 2:30 in the First Lutheran
Church, with Rev. J. N. Quello, the
pastor, officiating at that service and
also at the grave in the Clifton Ceme-
tery at 4:30.
Deceased was born and reared in
in the ] Clifton, moving from here to Chicka-
sha, Oklahoma, with his parents and
This nationwide ’ registration of other members of the family when he
World War veterans was authorized Iwas but a young man. Some years
by the 22nd national convention of | later he and his family returned to
the American Legion in Boston last; Clifton where they resided until a
September. It is for the purpose of,ffiw years before his death, living in
cataloging the qualifications and! Waco the last several years where
special talents of all legionnaires and | he was employed as a salesman, the
World War veterans for national de-1 profession he always seemed best
Open Clifton Office
Bosque. County members of the
Waco Production Credit Association
will receive service out of an office
to be opened in Clifton in the Jenson
Building. Growth of the Association’s
membership in Bosque County has
made this office necessary, accord-
J. R. Taylor, Secretary.
Faubion, local representative
county, will be in charge. The
will probably be open two days
• ” • * - time later
fense. The registration is entirely
voluntary. There is nothing compul-
sory about it.
Commander Carter, Registration
Chairman Jack Helm and their help-
ers hope to be able to care for the
complete registration of the veterans
on next Saturday. They will be ready
to meet you in «the City Hall in Clif-
ton. Every World War veteran in the
county who does not affiliate with or
call on some other Post on the 22nd
will be welcome at the Clifton City
Hall. Come in and visit with this com-
mittee and the other veterans you
will meet there.
He is survived by his wife; one
son, C. E. Jr., of Dallas; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Schow, Chick-
asha, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. P. R.
Powell, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. B.
J. Rogstad and Mrs. Arthur Ersland,
both of Chickasha.
Pallbearers were Wray Kirkpat-
rick, A. G. Rogstad, H. L. Pederson,
L. Rasmoson, H. C. Fricke, Palmer
The average sized family in the
United States, according to the 1940
census, consists of 4.1 person. The
average for Texas is 4.2; Oklahoma,
4.2; Arkansas, 4.2; Louisiana, 4.8;
and New Mexicb, 4.3.
Don’t fail to see “The Road To The
Set For February 21
Clifton FFA boys chose the even-
ing of Feb. 21 for their fourth annual
Father and Son banquet, which will
take place in the new cafeteria of
High School. Plans
to tune in on
refreshment table in the dining room
was laid with a lace cloth over gold
satin, centered with a lovely arrange-
ment of gold and white flowers, and
flanked by gold tapers in gold candel-
abra, also a three-tiered wedding
cake iced in gold, trimmed with gold
en flowers. The only granddaughters
in the family served, assisted by the
only daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kelsey
Bradstreet. Miss Marylyn Bradstreet
served delicious cake while Mrs.
Henry Gibbs of Grapevine served
golden punch. Music was furnished
throughout the evening by Mrs.
Travis Bass and Mrs. Ralph Helm,
at the piano, and Mrs. O. G. Collins,
Mr. Bradstreet was born in Ohio,
coming to Texas when he was eleven
years of age. Mrs. Bradstreet, who
was Miss Birdie Strange, daughter
of a prominent Methodist minister,
was bom in Alabama, coming to
Texas when she was two years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Bradstreet were
married in Kopperl, Feb. 18, 1891, im
mediately going to a nice farm home
east of Clifton, where their three
children, Kelsey, Ema (Mrs. Willard
Murphree), and Frances (Mrs. Hec
tor Hill)), all now living in Clifton,
were bom and reared. The family
moved to town 26 years ago and
have lived here continuously since.
All three children and the nine grand-
children were present except one
grandson, Milton Bradstreet, only
son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelsey Bradstreet
—Milton is in the army camp in
Brown wood and sent greetings to his
grandparents on this happy occasion.
Two of the attendants at the
wedding were present, Mrs. Nannie
Benson of Kopperl and Tom Greer of
Morgan, also Mrs. Minnie Hunt of
Bradstreet, attended the wedding and
Another splendid dinner was enjoy-
ed by the local Lions Club on Tuesday
of this week. Thank you, ladies of
the Presbyterian Church.
Four visitors graced our table—
Rev. Walter T. Gigstad, Rev. Mack
Stirman, both of Clifton; W. E.
Holmes, Abilene, and R. M. Shaw of
Waco. The first two of these gentle-
men grew into full fledged Lions in
the course of the meeting. The Club
is happy to have the presence anu
counsel of these two late editions to
the citizenry of Clifton.
The Club was sorry to learn that
Miss Gladys Daugherty, Club Sweet-
heart, has returned to her home in
Matters of business of various
types came in for consideration.
Most of these were referred to pro-
per committees for-1 their considera-
tion. The wide-awake Central Texas
Fair Committee is already actively
engaged in arranging for a show in
the fall that looks like a really “big
show.” From all indications, there
might be expected a combination of
events that should bring together in
Clifton for the 1941 Central Texas
Fair a record gathering of people and
“other exhibits.” You’ll probably hear
more of this later from the Fair
We still missed several of our good
Lions who seem to have gone AWOL
—but a good meeting just the same.
Menu Given For WPA
School Lunch, Week
Of February 21-28
Boiled Ham Scrambled Eggs
Apple and Carrot Salad
Whole Wheat Biscuits
Cereal Meat Pie Buttered Carrots
Beans with Pork Potato Salad
Wheat Cereal Cookies
Apple and Carrot Salad
Baked Salmon Patties
Green Beans Carrot Strips
Graham Muffins Rice Pudding
Crisp Bacon and White Sauce
Boiled Cabbage Fruit Salad
Muffins Corn-grits Cookies
Four Additional CCC
Will Be Held Yearly
Announcement is made by J. S.
Murchison, Executive Director, State
Department of Public Welfare, that
four additional OCC enrollm ent
periods will be held each year.
“Beginning in February,” states
Mr. Murchison, "an Intermediate En-
rollment will be held for boys wishing
to join the CCC. These will be held
following the regular quarterly en.
rollments in January, April, July and
October and will be a means of keep-
ing all camps up to full strength, al-
lowing the work programs to be
Plainview, only living sister of Mrs. maintained at a constant level.”
The CCC has more to offer unem-
privileged to attend this lovely ployed boys of good character than
tinn A1’A« UaJam nVnininn in trorinno
Training in various
is being stepped up to
of National Defens
Langston Home Razed
By Fire Saturday Noon
At the noon hour last Saturday, the
rock home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
Langston near the wagon bridge near
the edge of town on the old highway
toward Meridian, was completely de-
stroyed as was the household furni-
ture and practically all personal ef-
fects, when the oil stove Mrs. Lang-
ston was cooking dinner with burst
into a blaze, and every effort by Mr.
Langston, who was present, to-' ex-
tinguish the flames was of no avail.
The stove being at the foot of the
stairway and the blaze spreading ra-
pidly prevented rescuers entering the
second floor to even attempt the sav-
ing of furniture and personal effects,
of the family which were mostly in
that section; much of the lower floor
being used for groceries which were
kept for sale to the public.
The heavy loss to Mr. Langston
and family came as a severe shock,
and it is understood that only a small
amount of insurance was carried.
Horse, Mule Breeders
Asked to 1-Day School
At one time Bosque county stock
men had a good business in the pro-
duction of horses and mules. With
the coming of the tractor, this busi-
ness has dropped off considerably in
the past few years, states E. W.
Lawrence, county agent. It appears
however, that with the increased de-
mand of the armed forces of the
United States there will be a fairly
good demand for horses and mules
for the next few years. This is bring-
ing about an increase in the interest
in horses and mules over the state.
The Texas A. and M. College is ar-
ranging for a one-day school for all
horse and mule breeders of the state
to be held at College Station Monday,
March 3. This program is sponsored
by the Animal Husbandry Depart-
ment of the college and all horse and
mule breeders are invited to attend.
Of special interest will be that
part of the program by Major Marion
I Vorhes, who will discuss Horses
and Mules for the Army.
Post Office Will
Accept Bids For
The Post Office Department^
through the local Postmaster, is this
week inviting Nurserymen and Com-
panies engaged in the nursery busi-
ness to inspect specifications and
plans for the landscaping job on i
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Baldridge, Robert L. The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, February 21, 1941, newspaper, February 21, 1941; Clifton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth778310/m1/1/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Nellie Pederson Civic Library.