Stamford American (Stamford, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1930 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME VI. NUMBER 40.
8TAMFOBD. JONE8 COUNTY, TEXA8, FRIDAY. JANUARY 17, 1030 “IN THE BEST OF THfc WEST*
$1.00 A YEAR—AND WORTH IT.
CONFLUENCE HELD ON NEW U. b. iiiOliWAY
MADE BY CITY IN 1929
New Bakery Will
Be Opened Here
By Boler Bros.
WII.l, R E G I N OPERATION AT
VAUGHN OLD STAND IN
Boler Brothers of Brownwood, will
open a new bakery plant and pastry
shop in Stamford, according to an-
nouncements made here the past
week. The new establishment will be
located in the building in the 200
block on East Hamilton street, for-
merly occupied by the Vaughn Bak-
Practically all of the machinery in
' the Boler plant will be new, J. A.
Boler said Tuesday while here. He
wan accompanied by his brother, J.
_M. -Ilulcr^ Lr„. ihc uthftr. ouunbet_.oi
Stamford Now Has
Over Ten Miles Of
WATER. SEWER AND FIRE DE-
During 1920, new brick paving was
laid on approximately four miles or 53
blocks oi streets in the residence sec-
tions of Stamford at an expenditure
of $146,995, according tp records in
the office of City Munager Charles
W, Zug, Jr.
As a result of the street improve-
ments-made during the past year, this
city now has over 10 miles or 135
blocks of permanently paved streets.
In addition, 14 blocks of streets wore _______ vi< __ ____
curbed and had a 12 inch caliche commercial airlines.
gravel surface applied during 1929.
.Inr bating. Ut*» ■ nU'xil-
Ho|>e To Secure
Air Service For
MANAGER SOUTHWEST AIR FAST
EXPRESS TO VISIT HERE
R. W. Cantwell, chief pilot a 1
assistant operations manager for th<
Southwest A’l Fast Express, the P ’s-I
senger airline operating between tit-!
Louis and Sweetwater u. the way of]
Wichita Fails and Abilene has ad-
vised the Stamterd Ciiamber of Com-
merce that he will visit this city
shortly and confer with local ojtizens
concerning plars for improving Swen-
son Field, foca! airport.
At present the passenger ships of
,the Southwes Air Fast Express pass
near Stamford and D. T. Perkins,
chairman of the chamber of com-
merce aviation committee, and Col.
R.*L. Penick, director of the organisa-
tion, both of whom have made con-
siderable investigations into the possi-
bility of securing air service for
Stamford, fee! that in the near fu-
ture this city will be a regular schedu-
led stop on at least cne and possibly
NEW COED RECORD O*
Unofficial thermometers i n
Stamfoid recorded temperatures
ranging from 4 to 8 degrees above
zero Thursday, morning, establish-
ing a pew low record for the win-
ter. The American's estimate of
the low mark for Thursdav is 8 de-
grees, as compared with 10 degrees
the coldest morning during last
There is no official instrument
for recording temperatures in
No. 277 Will Be Of
Value To Stamford
NEWLY DESIGNATED ROUTE
CONNECTS OKLAHOMA CITY
AND DEL RIO
E. J. Price, Lon H. Griggs and E.
R. Price, representing the Good Roads
Division of the Oklahoma City Cham-
ber of Commerce, met with some fif-
teen representatives of the Stamford
Chamber of Commerce Wednesday
■ night in the interest of U. S. Highway
| No. 277.
Federal Highway No. -277 was de-
; signated December 16, 1929, at the
i semi-annual meeting of the United
TO BE REMODELED FOR
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY
Big Chain Will
Open Store 1 ’ere
About April 1st
CONTRACT LET BY DAVENPORT
FOR $10,000 IMPROVEMENTS
A contracw was let Wednesday by
| States Good Roads Association held Judge 11. P. Davenport to J. Dyer, lo-
To Prearh Sunday
At Baptist Church
REV. W. C. MOFFETT UNDER
QUARANTINE DUE TO
DIPHTHERIA LN HOME
Rev. Henry Littleton, pastor of the
Large Crowd Is
Present At First |at*San A*ntonio”E* ''j ^I’l^V^i'laine'r cal contractor, for remodeling the I Baptist church of n«
n 1 Ml • i It extends^from Oklahoma^C i t y I Davenport Bunding on the north side | preach at the First Bap
Slinmv ItMntiriPP where it connects with U S High the square. The total cost will ap- here Sunday morning and
,__ _____i a u;i___I The building. formerly occupied by at the evening service.
Improvement*- on the Stamford air
COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST
THEATER MANAGER: CASE
SET FOR TODAY
Sunday shows were inaugurated in
Stamford by the Alcove Theater last
Sunday afternoon with large crowds
fixtures located in it and stated that
they had already placed orders for
several thousand dollars worth of new
equipment to be shipped here im-
mediately aqd installed a* quickly as
The Brownv.'ood Boler Brothers op-
erate two baking plants. One of them
ia an exclusive cake baking establish-
ment and the other is used to pro-
duce various kinds of bread, 'they
will combine both departments in the
Stamford plant amjl w(ll they say,
bake, in addition to staple breads, a
variety of pastries, cakes and other
things of kindred nature.
One of tht brothers will move to
Stamford before February 1 and will
have active management of the local
place. They hepe to have it in full
operation within three weeks. The
building will be thoroughly cleaned,
repainted and an attractive retail store
installed in the front part of the place.
ig tin*. ... pav-um--mul-.prrrt -gys-rhe things most needed-«t,lattending, S, J Hodge, manager of
Qta-fisnwanA-wfe'JeJiare.lis«MuasetlA ,gia.vaL«« a total-•-,*,(#. ttmfc-»f^TVlrn--m-'t<r-faf--srcBred. tha -theater^ saUF-the--patiwiiagc, at
lease contract for the building and was expended in this city last yeai perkjns and Col Penick say. The 100 the Sunday matinee was probably
for municipal improvements. Beside acre field is well located near State the largest recorded at any show
the amount spent for street living, Highway No. CO. tfhioh is paved into since he took charge of the Alcove
$19,140 wen*: (or the 14 blocks °fjthe city and if a hangar, an office
graveled streets and $19,209 w a a with telephone service and fueling
spent in paving 16 blocks of altoys [ equipment can be secured, local avia-
in the business district with 6 inches ,tion enthusiasts think that Stamford
of reinforced concrete. ... ' will be in lino for regular air service.
Extensions to the water distribution j jn advising the chamber that he
system ware made at a cost of woujd come here soon* Cantwell aaid
000. Sewer line extensions completed i j^e could be glad to offer any sugges-
during the year accounted for an ex- . tions he might be asked for as to the
penditure of approximately f19,000. mo8^ feasible method for improving
An addition to the City Hall cost #8*-'the landing field and for attracting
000 and $4,000 more was spent lor | airlines to Stamford.
improvement s in the building. I .. JT^___- -....._ ,
Two new pieces of equipment for| . . / n . /-\r
the fire department, a 760 gallon A AL J IJ _ Ipg I ll
pumper and a chemical truck were se- let'll LJQlCo \ / I
plan is to create interest and
crease traffic by showing the advan
At the request or ,ome0 I slides. None of the publicity matter
ma', Wichita i-'alls; Stamford. Abilene |t The building, formerly occupied by
and or. to Del Rio, a distance of 575 Cayne-Y ate* Company, is being re-
miles. All of the distance between ^ modeled for J. ( Penney Company
Oklahoma City and Del Rio over No. ^cording to *•?"«* specifications.
277 has been paved or provided for. The contract calls for the work to
Mr. Price said that the Oklahoma , be completed by March 20.
City Chamber of Commerce wa« seek- Improvements to be made include a
ing to popularize and divert traffic r','w front with modern
over the route, point ng out that m- ^ be the standard fron
creased traffic would benefit every -MfMp- aU thf Pl‘n"fy
city and town along tw ling, i !..• fft* country. The ''
And Directors Nutrition Work
cured, $16,000 being paid for the two
machines. A new street sweeper was
also bought. It cost $6,500.
Total of new building inside of the ] _____
city limits for 1929 was $504,064, ac- j A toU) of 4467 ba,08 of cotto„ had
cording to figures complied since the ^ j d . Stamford from the
/! A , L .. ...... .. < .notr>w<t ion A T A 1
up to Thursday at noon,
citizens, County Attorney
of Anson filed a complaint against
Mr. Hodge for violation of .the Sun-
day closing law. The case is set for
trial before Judge C. L. Meeker in
justice court Friday Mr. Hodge in-
dicated that he would ask for a jury
Mr. fclodge said yesterday that the
large patronage indicated that Stam-
ford people want Sunday pictures. He
pointed out that many other towns in
this vicinity and throughout the state
are haying Sunday shows and that
Stamford people have been going to
butMing will receive u
an_ new balcony and other improvements
which will include painting and dec-
first of the year Construction of4tj.1#29 crop
new residences accounted for $12. -'
• 1 Stamford people have been going to
I nffAn I iinilPn nearby towns on Sundays to attend
LV/11 VJIIIIIV2VI performance*. He suggests that
Stamford money should be kept at
home and contend* further that there
is no more wrerng in attending a
theater on Sundl^r than in riding in
an automobile or playing bridge. He
says he has no intention of holding
shows at hours that will interfere
*». - O40.450 "‘•SS&f
by the municipal im-
were wimi umivu on vu.ca. , *»v «•*
round ,bounced a performance for next Sun-
At a stockholders meeting held in
the offices of the First "State Bank
Tuesday the following directors were
elected: Dr. Dallas Southard, C. M.
Francis, W. P. Lyles, C. B. Gray and
J. R. Pratt, Jr.
Immediately following their elec-
tion, the directors met and re-elected
Dr. Dallas Southard president of the
institution for the ensuing year.
Other officer* elected were J. R. Pratt
Jr., active vice president; W. P. Lyles,
vice president, C. B. Gray vice presi-
dent and cashier; T. E. Harrison and
George W- Coats, assistant cashiers.
The stockholders of the First Na-
tional Bank in a meeting held in the
offices of the bank Tuesday morning
elected the following directors: R. V.
Colbert, A. J. Swenson, J. C. Bryant,
Dr. F. E. Hudson, Dimmitt Hughes, R.
R. Robertson and E. G. Keese.
Immediately following their \>leo-
tion, the directoA met and re-elected
, R. V. Colbert president of the institu-
tion. Other officers elected were R.
R. Robertson, active vice president;
J. C. Bryant, vice president; A. J.
Swenson, vice president; E. G. Keese,
cashier; Charles F. Markham, Wylie
W. Cox and Guy F. Pittman, assistant
At at stockholders meeting held in
-the offices of the Stamford
Bank Tuesday morning five directors
were elected as follows: P. R. Bettis,
‘ Dr. E. P. Bunkley, W. L. Harrison, A.
L. Buster and F. E. Morrow.
The election of officers of the
Stamford State Bank has not' been
FINAL REPORT OF MISS VAUGHN
AND FINANCIAL STATE-
Company. Of the total,
square bales 'and 1444
bales. Round bales are counted as
There is utili a little
ed in the country,
bring the total for the 1929 season up
tp 4500 bales.
will contain commercial advertising
but will be devoted exclusively to
facts and data on the route.
An effort is being made to raise a
year’s publicity, the Oklahoma dele-
gate declared. The publicity matter
will be distributed in all of the cities
through which No. 277 passes and in
240 additional cities. “A Federal de-
signated highway is a source of rev-
enue and a means of publicity to
every town through which it passes,”
Price told his hearers.
A log of U. S. Highway No. 277
shows that Stamford is 281 miles
from Oklahoma City and 294 miles
from Del Rio leaving Oklahoma City
the route passes through Blanchard,
Tabler, Chickasha, Junction, Cement,
Cyril, Fletcher, Elgin, Fort Sill, Law-
ton, Geronimo, ana Randlett, Oklaho-
ma. Entering Texas at Burkbumett
the highway passes through Wichita
The J. C. Penney Company will day, January 26.
open for business in the Davenport
Building on April 1, according to an-
nouncement made here Wednesday.
Contractors bidding on the work
were J. Dyer, J. C. Bledsoe, B. Ci
Bennett, and E. D. Jones all of Stam-
ford and Reed Construction Company
of Wichita Fall?.
ReV. W. C. Moffett, pastor will be
unable to be in his pulpit Sunday on
account qf diphtheria in his home
Rev. Mr. Moffett is under a limited
quarantine, being permitted to be on
the streets but not to attend public
The quarantine was ordered due to
the illness of diphtheria of his little
daughter I^ea Rose. The tittle girl
ia doing fine, her ca-ie not being of a
serious type. Rev. Mr. Moffett said
Physicians have informed the pastor
that he can be back in his pulpit Sun-
^th church services. . He "has an! F.IU. Holiiday. Dundee, Seymour.
Miss Marjorie Vaughn, Red Cross
nutritionist, completed her work in
Stamford for the present term last
week and made her final report to the
executive committee of the Red Cross
The executive committee also heard
financial reports from W. G. Swenson,
roll call chairmen, and Chas. Mark-
ham, treasurer of the chapter.
Mr. Swenson’s report on the 1929
roll call- follows:
186 Annual Memberships $186.00
Contributing Memberships. 120.00
16 Sustaining Memberships 160.00
Supporting Memberships. 50.00
t Ytt> 1 Q9Q «pnann ll rt J ' ^
Of American Legion
Is Well Attended
STAMFORD PARTY MAKES
FORT WORTH TRIP BY AIR
Bomarton, Goree, Munday, Weinert,
Haskell, Stamford, Anson, Abilene,
Tuscola, Ovalo, Bradshaw, Winters,
Ballinger, Rowena, Miles, San Angelo,
Christoval, El Dorado, Sonora and Del
A party composed of Mr. and Mrs.
D. D. Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. R. S.
Daniel and Miss Evelyn Warwick
went to Fort Worth Saturday after-
noon by airplane.
The trip was made in a Lockhead
Vega five-passenger cabin monoplane
piloted by Jack Smith of Duluth,
The distance was covered in one
hour and twenty minutes, which Dun-
can said was not up to the average
erasing speed of the 420-h. p. Wasp
Pratt and Whitney motor of the mo-
noplane. A twenty-minute delay was
reported to have been caused by fog
hovering ove»- the Palo Pinto moun-
Donations in addition to member-
Contract Is Let
For Newr Filling
Station For Gulf “““.iTlt
Despite prevailing bad weather a
fair attendance was present at the
American inter-city meeting Monday
night when representatives from the
Legion posts at Anson and Hamlin
met with the local post.
The meeting was called to order by
C. D. McDaniel. Stamford post com-
mander. After disposing of local busi-
ness matters, Mr. McDaniel called on
F. M. Locke to preside as toastmaster.
Rev. M. B. Harris, post chaplain and
adjutant, welcomed the visitors and
gave a brief history of the Legion.
Brandon Shapard of Anson spoke
for the Anson post, pledging the co-
operation and assistance of his post
in any undertaking that the posts
represented might engage in for the
protection of the interests of World
War veterans and their families. Roy
Stamford but now
W. G. Swenson has let a contract to
Frank Kainer for the erection of a
brick filling station at the corner of
West McHarg avenue and Berthelot
Mr. Markham, treasurer, submitted
the following statement of the finan-1 >lnl uclwrenlv
State Se* of ihf ch.fptforo£0V?rinf !h* i streets"*'rhe 'tocation^i^'o^posit^Yhe
from July 3, 1929, to January Continental station, just west of the
Balance tn bank as per state
ments of July 3. 1929 ----$492410
1929 Annual Roll Cal 1 . membej:».
! ship and donations ----------* 726.65
Total ...’..I $1219 45
JOE W. COOMBES HURT
Disbursements cording to specifications of the Gulf
Salaries and expense*, ac Health | Ref}ning Company who have leased it
Material is now being placed on the
ground and work will start within
the next few days. About sixty days
will be required to complete the buildr
ing. ■ .
The new, station will be built ac-
IN FALL FROM IRLL-and nutrition program $718.32
' ■, , National share of roll call member-
Joe W. Coombes, 29, son of Mr, and Bj,ips , - 113.50
service men of Hamlin.
All of the speakers stressed the
importance of# semiring a large mem-
bership in all posts in order to proper-
ly carry out the Legion work that has
Anson representatives invited those
present to meet in Anson for an in-
ter-city meet at an early date. Details
of the proposed meet, at Anson are
to be worked out and a definite date
set. - ■*•*•
A. R.J11AL IS
Huge Deficit In
Fund? Of State
Mrs. Chas. E. Coonibes of this city
is in the Stamford Sanitarium i'e-
covering from injuries about the face
and. head received when he fell from
a tree while at work near Junction.
Mr. Coombes is employed by the
Texas 'Pipe Line Company and was
engaged in clearing away some trees
from a right of way. One of the fell-
ed trees had lodged in another tree
which Coombes climbed in an effort to
disengage the lodged tree. In some
manner he lost Ms footing and fell.
In the fall he came in contact with
something that knocked out some of
hfifcteeth. fractured his jaw bone nnd
injured him otherwise about the face
Donation, a c Home Service
Postage for Roll Call
for a period of years.
Balance on hand as of January
Five directors to serve during 1930
were elected at a stockholders wt-
, ing of the Stamford* Country Club
Coombes was reported resting well Jj«ld at t^ ijub hou^‘' Mnnday n'8|»t.
TGi.Mulnv afternoon Those elec id were Juoge B. P. Dav-
Thursday afternoon import, F. W. Peckham, C G. Gray,
DR. HUDSON ADDRESSES
ROTARIANS ON “QUACKS”
A tnlk by Dr. F. E, Hudson on
"Quackery,” together with afterdin-
ner speeches by Rev. Percy W. Jones
and Dr. A. D. McReynolds made up
the program of the Rotary Club
luncheon at the Inn Tuesday noon. L.
W. Johnson had charge of the pro-
R. R. Bryant, district go.verT'ir,
called attention to the attendance ci.i-
test to be conducted in the 41s* dis-
tric during the month of February.
A. Maicr* who has been employed
as bookkeeper for L. Schwarz & Co
is quite ill of high blood pressure and
has been forced to give up his work.
Bowen Pope III
Bowen Pope, publisher of the Ham-
lin Herald and member of the State
legislature, representing this dis-
trict', has been confined to the Stam-
Tord Sanitarium for the past week.
Louis Rosenwas*er and R. F, Town-
New officers for the year have not
been elected. It is thought, however,
that a meeting for that purpose Will
be called soon.
days for Fort Worth
Mrs. R. II founds and, little son
returned last week from an extend
ed visit with
A.' R. Dial of Stamford announced
this week that he is a candidate for
the office of county commissioner of
Precinct No. 2.
Mr. Dial has lived in this precinct
for 34 years. During about 28 years
of that time he has lived in Stamford.
For nearly two years he was on the
city police force.
Mr. Dial assures the people of this
precinct that if elected to the office of
county commissioner he will give
everybody a square deal.
Returns From Hospital
E. G. Ivy, who has been in the Ft.
Worth and Denver Railroad hospital
at Fort Worth for the past few weeks,
— -.......... -v »••• —r ............ returned home Wednesday. The trip
He and Mrs. Maier will leave in a few- to Stamford was made in Kinney
Brothers’ ambulance, the patient l>c-
ing accompanied1 by his wife who has
been at b>s bedside. Mr. Ivy is suf-
fering from complications -following
Mrs. Bound’s parents [an attack of pneumonia and in still
(considered in a serious condition.
4 —*• • r , • v
Vann M. Kennedy
The general revenue fund at the
dose of the past year showed a defic-
iency of $2,331,039, according t o
State Treasurer Gregory Hatcher.
Hatcher in a statement Saturday
declared an opinion of the Attorney
Generals’ Department to be without
foundation in law, and charged State
Auditor Moore Lynn with an attempt
to reflect on the Treasurer’s Depart-
ment by a "publicity campaign" in
The opinion under fire was recently
issued by the Attorney General’s De-
partment on the solicitation of the
State Auditor and Efficiency Expert
for the purpose of determining the
proper procedure in transfers of se-
curities to and from the Treasurers’
office. The transfers are not being
made properly, the opinion indicated.
“The Attorney General’s Depart-,
ment has not stated the law.” de-
clared Hatcher. "The'State Auditor
and Efficiency Expert h*s not given
me co-operation or oJwwe. mg,,'.com-
mon courtesy". He said that- he had
always furnished any information de-
sired by the public, “whether the
question be propounded by begger,
bootlegger, banker, lawyer, official or
“It should be borne in mind that
the Statutes of'Texas, like the ‘Book
of Htily Writ,’ in bad hands, can be
used to prove or disprove any conten-
tion or, assertion, but any official with
as much sense as a grass hopper, and
as much backbone as a jelly fish,
ought to know and be capable of in-
terpreting and carrying out the pur-
pose of the law, and that is what I
shall continue to do, and I welcome
the Auditor’s ‘publicity campaign,’
only asking that the newspapers give
the public both sides of the question
presented in their columns.”
Jack Fernandez, 68, Capitol news
correspondent for more than 30 years,
was laid to rest at Austin Monday. He
was well known throughout the State
and represented several Texas daily
He first carpe to Auatin as an ac-
tbr In a company playing classical
dramas. The company stranded in
Austin liccause of,fina»cial difficul-
ties. Fernandez rehiained in in the
Capital City and entered newspaper
(Continued on page five)
New Officers Of
New officers of the Woodmen Cir-
cle Grove No. 291 were installed Tues-
day night, January 14, with J. L. Ruck-
er acting as installing officer.
The following were installed to
serve during 1930: Thelma Gray,
guardian; Vira Owens, past guardian;
Hattie Small) advisor; Mattie Moudy,
secretary; Bessie Smith, banker;
Lura Fo/rester and Eloise Bruce, at-
tendants; Lujean Rucker, chaplain;
Fannie Meeker, Fannie Kelly and
Carrie Pace, auditors; Tressie Gold-
sticker,? drill captain; Fannie Meeker,
assistant captain; Wyndol Middle-
brook, musician; Mattie Bruce, re-
porter, and Olga Sanders, junior sup-
A social hour was indulged in fol-
lowing the installation of officers.
Short talks were made by J. L. Ruck-
er, Mrs. Goldsticker and others. A
beautiful past-guardian’s pin was pi
sented to Mrs. Vira Owens and Mrs.
Middlebrook received a certificate of
proficiency in recognition of the work
she has done.
Numerous games were played fol
'lowing the speechmaking, after
which those present were served re-
freshments of sandwiches, potato chips
and coffee by Mmes. Mary JCook, Bessie
Smith and Fred Lee, acting hostess-
Stamford I? To
Boy Scout Troop
The twentieth annual Convocation
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in
the Missionary District of North
Texas will assemble in St. Andrew’s
Church, Amarillo, at 11 o’clock Tues-
Sunday will be devoted to inspira-
tional services in which all Episcopal
ministers in the District will take
part. St. Andrew’s Choir will be aug-
mented by such out of town delegates
as sing in their respective home
choirs. The preacher at 11 o’clock will
be the Reverend Carroll M. Davis, LL.
D. of New York. Domestic Secretary
in the Department of Missions of the
National Council of the Episcopal
Church. Dr. Davis was for many
years dean of Christ Church Cathed-
ral, St. Lorn*.
Speakers at the evening service
beginning at 8 o’clock are Thomas R.
Smith of Colorado, Lay Deputy from
North Texas to the General Conven-
tion; Rev. W. P. Gerhart, B. D. rector
of tho Church of the Heavenly Rent.
Abilene; Rev. R. Thompson, D. D..
Pastor of the Central Presbyterian
On Saturday evening preceding
Convocation, from 8 to 10 Bishop and
Mrs. E. C. Seaman will entertain in-
formally with a reception at the
Bishop’s House, 1516 Tyler, at which
the local Episcopalians and the pas-
tors of other Churches are invited to
meet Rev. Dr. Davis, the Convoca-
tion preacher. Mrs. J. C. Tolman of
Houston, who is President of the Wo-
man’s Auxiliary in the Province of
the Southwest, and all the visiting
clerical and lay delegates to Convo-
cation and to the annual meeting of
the North Texas Branch of the Wo-
Bishop Seaman will preside at th«
services of worship and in the busi-
On December 28, 1929, the Boy
Scouts of troop 53, R. E. l>atch
scoutmaster, reorganized. The boys
divided into new patrols, elected pa
trol leaders and a scribe. Since then
they have been meeting every Friday
night at 7 o’clock. There have been
about twenty boys at each meeting
and there are only twenty-five on the
Each patrol has charge of the pro- KOod attendance,
gram every Friday night (or om- j Bishop Seaman was consecrated
month and the patrols are trying to j nishop of North Texas five Years
see which can offer the moat inttr- ago at the Convocation in Amarillo,
esting program. At the last meeting At that time he found a staff of five
it was announced that every Scout clergymen, hut at the coming session
who has not passed the first or Tend- there will be ten ordained men anil
erfoot rank in Scouting must do so one student from the Evangelical
by January 24. _ ^ College at Dallas who is half through
ness sessions of. Convocation, and
Mrs. Henry f. Gooch, President of
the District Branch of the Woman’s
Auxiliary, will preside at the busi-
ness sessions ol that organization.
The Mid-day meal will be served on
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the
Reports coming to the office of Rev.
F. A. Foster indicate an unusually
Quite a number of boyif arc Expect-
ed to appear for ranks and Merit
Badges at the next Court, of Honer to
be held in February—
FIRE IN MOTOR
BUS TURNS IN
ITS OWN ALARM
A fire that automatically turned in
its own alarm oceured at 4:30 o’clock
Thursday morning on South Hobart
street in front of the residence of H.
Residents OT the vicinity were
aroused by the .continuous honking
and sounding of an automobile siren
and discovered one of the large
busses of the West Texas' Coaches
The blaze was put out by the fire
department before any material dam-
age was done to the chassis and tires,
but the body of the coach was a total
his throe year eourse of preparation
for the mini-trL The new minister
coming into the District at this time
is Rev. John Leather from Utah.
Since the 1925 session the District
has acquired an Episcopal residence
known as the Hohn M. Shelton Mem-
orial Bishop’s House, a building recon-
structed by the church in North Texas
for the District headquarters office
and Bishop’s residence, on a choice
quarter of -a block presented by the
two sons and the daughter of the late
Jfohn M. Shelton. The Edward A.
Temple Memorial Hall has also been
erected by the local parish as a mod-
ern parish house adjoining the church.
The Convocation will make a pil-
grimage Sunday afternoon Jo Canyon
to visit the new brick Little House
of Fellowship erected during the past
Year bv th<“ Episcopal Church ns a
student center at West Texas State
V. V. Parr nnd Charles B. Stodge Will
bo the Delegates from tha- Episcopal
Church nt Stnmford to the Convoca-
tion in AmarillS.
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Huston, Cleburne. Stamford American (Stamford, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1930, newspaper, January 17, 1930; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth973039/m1/1/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stamford Carnegie Library.