The Lampasas Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, April 4, 1924 Page: 4 of 10
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BfmE SS NAMED A£
Washington, April £.—President
Coolidge filled his second cabinet va-
cancy today by selecting Harlan Fiske
Stone, retiring dean of Columbia Uni -
versity school of law, as attorney
Having gone recently to the Pacific
coast to get a secretary of the navy in
Curtis D. Wilbur, Mr. Coolidge turn-
ed to the Atlantic seaboard for his
attorney general and in Mr. Stone
chose a present resident of New York
City and a former New England farm
boy. Mr. Wilbur was drawn from
California’s supreme court and Mr.
Stone is being taken from a Jaw
school and from active practice.
The president selected Mr. Stone
because he has known him for 30
years and has confidence in him; be-
cause he regards the New York man
as possessing the desired qualities
of thorough legal knowledge and ad-
ministrative capacity and because he
looks upon the Columbia dean “as
$100,000 man willing for patriotic
reasons to accept a $12,000 job.”
LAMPASAS- COUNTY MEET
School Interests of Lampasas County
Center Activities at Lampasas
Friday and Saturday.
SCORE 16 15 m
FAVOR OF HOME TEAM
Wednesday afternoon the Belton
High School Tigers and the Lampasas
High School Badgers met on the Fair
Park diamond in the first high school . , T orvi
game of the season. Coach Paul Ba- The Publlc sch°o1 mteIests Lan'-
ker and his fifteen Tigers invaded the pasas county were centered in Lam-
field of the Lampasas Badgers, but pasas on Friday and Saturday, March
their invasion failed to evacuate the j 28-29, when the Interscholastic League
Badgers, as the score resulted in 16
to 15 in favor of the Badgers. How- . . , . ,
,, , , . f.,r -,,r0u partments of the school work, whicn
____, the two teams were pretty well ^
matched and they gave the spectators now is related to all standard public
something to yell about. From the schools of the State, and includes ath-
first break of enthusiasm until the letics for both boys and girls.
last ball, the crowd cheered and yelled | The judges in declamation were se-
itself almost into exhaustion. E.
Casbeer won the game in the last half
of the tenth inning by knocking a
NET WEIGHT LAW
HELD TO BE VOID
Austin, Texas, April 2.—The state
net container law, requiring package
goods to be marked with the net
weight and prescribing penalties for
short weight, was declared unconsti-
tutional today by the court of crim-
inal appeals. The court held it to be
“a harsh and oppressive restriction
practically incapable of enforcement.”
The ruling was given in the appeal
of A. C. Overt of Grayson county,
manager of the Diamond Mill and
Elevator company, prosecuted on a
charge of selling a sack of flour al-
leged to be under weight.
The testimony showed that the sack
of flour sold by Overt weighed 48
pounds when it left his mill, but that
after remaining for a time in a ware-
house it had shrunk to 47 pounds nine
ounces through evaporation of the
The court said enforcement of this
law would require a merchant to
weigh his products every day or go
out of business. It involves, the opin-
ion said, neither the public health,
safety nor morals and is capable of
such a vague and doubtful construc-
tion as to deprive a citizen of prop-
erty without due process of law. It
furthermore is violative of both the
state and federal constitutions, the
cured from the University of Texas
at Austin and included Messrs Now-
lin Randolph, M. R. Hall and D. A.
Webb. The basis of judging in the
On Friday and Saturday the Bad-1 declamation contests was upon effee-
gers will play a series of two games tiveness in delivery, regardless of sub-
here with the Brownwood High School I jeet matter, and where a tie occurs,
team, and for the next few weeks both contestants are given equal hon-
interest will center in high school ors. It may be of interest to note
baseball work. that in rural senior contest in decla-
mation there were six girls and five
FOR SALE — Purebred Poland! boys; in the senior high school, only
China shoats, $6.00 each. Weigh about two boys and two girls.
70 pounds each. Apply to N. E. Lov- Through the courtesy of Supt. W
ing, McCreaville, Tex., Rt. A. (w24p) | B. Toone we were furnished a com-
plete record of the winners in the
MAKES DEMAND FOR I contests, which is given below under
ROOSEVELT REMOVAL subheads, beginning with spelling
Washington, March 31.—Demand Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, as
for the removal from office of Theo- follows:
dore Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary Sub-Junior Spelling.
the Navy, was renewed in the First place—Unity; Glenn Donnell;
Senate Monday by Senator Dill (Dem) Roika Carroll (100% paper.)
Washington. Second place—Lometa: Gwendolyn
Declaring the Assistant Secretary McNatt, Joe Romans,
was far more culpable than was his I Third place—Lampasas: Alice Glenn
superior, Secretary Denby, in the Young, James Gamel.
leasing of the naval oil reserves, the Fourth place—Adamsville: Riley
Washington Senator introduced a Jennings, Robert Hatley,
resolution saying it to be the sense Junior Spelling,
of the Senate that President Coolidge First place-—Lampasas: Margaret
should call for his resignation. | Abney, Daphne Jones.
The resolution charges Mr, Roose-
velt with having been a director of
the Sinclair Oil Company previous to
The teachers of Adamsville wish to
publicly express their appreciation of
the courtesy the Lampasas people
showed to the contestants and teach-
ers who participated in the County
meet. Homes were opened to all con-
testants and teachers. There seemed
to be a feeling of co-operation and
good will prevailing among the schools
contesting. Everything was carried
on with the spirit of giving every one
a square deal. We consider the coun-
ty meet to have been one of the very
best we have ever had. We again
wish to thank Mr. Toone and the
Lampasas people for their interest
shown in the county meet.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Eubanks
Miss Donie Scott.
entering the Government service, and Bertha Upton,
stresses that he ordered marines to Fourth place—Kempner: Elton Pick
remove oil claimants from the Tea- ett, Lueile Owen,
pot Dome reserve. J Fifth place—Adamsville: T. C.
Shurtliff, Willie B. Hallie.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Tracy have rent- j Sixth place—Friendship: Jim Har-
ed their home on Second street to Mr. reB) Lula Corner,
and Mrs. Martin McLean, and they Senior Spelling,
have moved to North Lampasas and First place—Lampasas: Marguerite
will occupy the home with Mrs. Townsend, Alice Gamel (3 words miss-
Tracy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John ed).
Garner. Mr. Tracy is going to try Second place—Friendship: Vallie
gardening after office hours as a kind Bain, Edith Spivey.
of recreation, and at the same time Third place—Kempner: Christine
will be using his energy in a practical Brown, Maud Parker.
way. Mr. and Mrs. McLean will, move J Fourth place—Adamsville: Jewel
into the Tracy place in a short time pefrey, Napoleon Jennings. ;
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Crawford were
in Lampasas Thursday for a few
hours. They report the State Hig
hway work progressing nicely in this
section. Mr. Crawford has been look
ing after the Lometa-Lampasas road
and has just finished it, and was on
his way Thursday to look after the
State highway on the Georgetown
road, and hopes to have it in shape
in the near future. For the present
Mr. Crawford has his headquarters
A marriage took place at the court
house Thursday morning when Justice
of the Peace John Nichols performed
a ceremony uniting as husband and
wife, J. M. Phillips and Mrs. Ollie
Owens. Mr. Phillips is a farmer
the Bend section, and Mrs. Phillips
formerly lived on Sim’s creek.
Tom Anderson, who has been visit-
ing in the home of his daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. R. Bowden, at Lake Victor
was in Lampasas Thursday en route
to Killeen to visit in the home of an
other one of his children. Mr. and
Mrs. Bowden came over to Lampasas
With him, and also looked after busi
ness interests while here.
Highway Garage |
SPRING IS HERE ?
For your convenience we have anything you need £
in the filling station line, and our repair depart"
ment is equipped with the best machinery and |
We carry in stock Tires of all sizes—MASON, &
Mansfield, Michelin and Badger. We have BAL- f
LOON Type Tires to fit your present rims. You do j
not have to go to the expense of changing wheels
or rim. * x i
HAVE YOUR BRAKES RELINED f
With Genuine Johns-Mansville Brake Lining, the |
best made, before you have happened to an ac- $
cident on account of worn out brakes. |
Highway Garage 1
M. B. HEALER, Prop. *
Second place—Lometa: Nella Allen,
Third place—Unity: Miles Townsen,
and both families will soon be com-
Fifth place—Unity: Lorene Whit-
ley, Ralph Coleman.
. Sixth placei — Lometa: Richard
Moore, Emmett Green.
High School Declamation.
First place (girls)—Lometa: Hilde-
Miss Prima Baker’s advanced mu-
sic pupils will give recital Saturday
afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Presby-
terian church. This will be a piano I g.ar(j Fletcher,
and history recital from Bach and Second place
Nevin, and will be of unusual interest. Casbeer
All those who enjoy music and would Third place—Kempner:
like to know something of musical Brown.
history will be profitably entertained! First place JpRoys)—Lampasas:
Saturday afternoon, and Miss Baker james Smith.
extends a cordial invitation to the Second place—Lometa: Chester
public. J Glover
MILLIONTH BALE BRINGS
$1,250 AT HOUSTON |
Houston, Texas, April 2.—The mil-
lionth bale of cotton to be shipped out
of this port during the 1923-24 cot-
ton season was auctioned off in the
Houston Cotton Exchange Wednes-
day. It brought $1,250.
Rural School Declamation.:
First place (girls)—Adamsville:
Second,1 j place'—Unity:
First (boys)—Mt. Pleasant:
Second place—Jfennings Butler,
Unity; Arthur Harrell, Friendship.
Up to this date The Leader has not
Mrs. Muschat Rugeley and son!, Wil-1been famished a complete report of
Pam Henry, arrived Wednesday from ‘he track meet held here March 28-
Austin, and will be here indefiUely hut just as soon as those in charge
with her aunt, Miss Fannie Rntelcy, *™»sh *• of the contests
who continues in a critical condition. I‘he Leader will print it.
INTENTION TO SELL
NEEDED TO CONVICT BY
(San Antonio Express).
Intention to sell must be shown un-
der the Dean Law when a person is
found in possession of less than a
quart of liquor, it was declared by
District Attorney William S. An-
thony in the case of E. D. Denison
at a habeas corpus hearing before
Judge William S. Anderson of the
37th Distinct Court Saturday. The
State failed to show an intention to
sell and the defendant was released
on his own recognizance by the court.
Denison was one of the men ar-
rested by the city police and filed on
under the Dean Law charging pos-
session of liquor. Policemen testi-
fied they found a little less than a
pint of whisky in the man’s pocket.
The officers saw no attempt to sell
the liquor, they said.
Denison is said to have been ar-
rested with another soldier who was
intoxicated. He is said to have told
the officei^s the whisky belonged' to
the intoxicated man and he had tak-
en it to keep his '“buddy” from drink-
ing more and was taking the intox-
icated soldier home.
It was believed by court officials
that the action of the court and the
stand of the district attorney’s office
would stop the ai'rests of persons un-
der the State law when they are found
with less than a quart of liquor. It
was pointed out that mere possession
of liquor is not contrary to the State
law, the only provision being that
possession for the purpose of sale
is made a felony. The Bell amend-
ment to the Dean law provides that
possession of a quart or more is prima
facie evidence of an intent to sell and
the burden is then upon the defendant
to prove that he did not intend to sell
STATEMENT ,of the ownership,
management, etc., required by the
act of August 24, 1912, of The Lam-
pasas Leader, published Weekly at
Lampasas, Texas, April 1, 1924.
Walter A. Browning arrived Sat
urday evening from Houston to be
a guest in the home of his parents
| Judge and Mrs. W. H. Browning, for
a few days. Mrs. Browning and the
Editors, J. H. Abney and H. J. Abney, two children, Christine and Walter
Managing Editor, J. H. Abney.
Business Manager, J. H. Abney.
Publishers, J. H. Abney & Son.
Owners: J. H. Abney & Son,
Acker, Jr., arrived on the night train
Saturday from Pecos and will be
guests in the Browning home for sev-
eral days before leaving for Houston
where they will make their home in
Known bondholders, mortgagees and I the future. Mr. Browning is connect-
other security holders, holding 1 per ed with the New Orleans Credit Bank
cent or more of total amount of li>onds, of Houston, and he has been there
mortgages or other securities: None, for several weeks, but Mrs. Brown-
J. II. Abney, Manager. ing and the children are now on their
Sworn to and subsei’ibed before me | way to the new home,
this the 3rd day of April 1924
W. B. Abney, Notary Public. I $1.00 Box Stationery 65 cents,
Lampasas County, Texas. Trades Day, April 7th. Mackey &
My commission expires June 1, 1924. j Ransom. " (dw)
LAND DONATED TO CLUB
A member of the Country Club has
purchased the land to be used by the
Country Club and has donated it to
the club. This is a very generous
gift and the members are indeed
grateful to the donor. The land con-
sists of 110 acres and the purchase
price was $3,000. It lies just west of
and adjoins the Ed Moore place, and
is a part of the Asher ranch.
The golf course is being laid out
and grass and timber cleared off the
land. Two professional golf players
are here from Fort Worth to super-
intend the completion of the course.
These men will probably be here for
thirty days, and the ground will be in
shape within the next few days for
those who wish to take lessons in
CHILD IS KILLED BY FUMES
FROM AUTO’S EXHAUST
Wichita Falls, Texas, April 1.—
John Kiel, 4-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Kiel, who reside north of
the city, late Monday night died in the
back of the family automobile a3 the
result from asphyxiation from gas
fumes. The child had laid down in
the back of the auto on the floor
boards while the family was enjoy-
ing an automobile ride. Upon arrival
at home, when the youngster was
picked up, he was dead.
Physicians stated that the child had
inhaled the fumes from the exhaust
of the car while asleep. A smaller
brother who was asleep at his side,
escaped without any harmful effects.
M. L. LOVE RECEIVES
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Love arrived at
home Thursday, Mr. Love having been
on a business trip to Shreveport, La.,
and Mrs. Love visiting her mother in
Mr. Love, who has been agent here
of the H. & T. C. for the past three
years or more was offered the posi-
tion of city freight agent of traffic
department of the Southern Pacific
Lines in Shreveport, La., and his trip
to that city was to investigate and
see' if he preferred this position to
the one he already holds. As it was
in line of a promotion he has accepted
the place and he and Mrs. Love will
be leaving soon for Shreveport, where
they will make their home. The
change will take place as soon as a
man is sent here to take Mr. Love’s
position as agent, which will prob-
ably be within a week or two.
B. G. Gamel, who has been here
visiting in the home of his son, W.
G. Gamel, left Wednesday morning
for his home at Hubbard.
LIVING TOO FAST
As an evidence of the fact that we
are living too fast, the Leader on
Monday announced that the Cham-
ber of Commerce would meet “to-
morrow,” which of course was Tues-
day, and a day too early for the reg-
ular meeting, which is always on
Wednesday, but the announcement
holds good for tomorrow, which is
Wednesday. We regret that mis-
takes occur and inconvenience peo-
ple to some extent, yet that is one
sure way of finding out that the peo-
ple read The Leader. From the many
comments on this particular item it
is evident to a marked degree' that
The Leader is read. Some time peo-
ple contend for a “front-page-top-of-
and seem to think that people only
read the front page, but if you had had
the experience of The Leader, you
would know that this does not hold
good. Yesterday one of the state pa-
pers in reporting the organization of
a baseball team stated that so-and so
was made “chaplain.” Maybe base-
ball teams need chapalins, but they
certainly do not have them even in
the best organized teams—but they
do have “captains,” and that is what
was meant. Those who never make
mistakes are under the sod.
Mrs. A. P. Anderson, who has been
sick for several days, is reported no
better and is in a critical conditio.'..
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