The Baylor County Banner. (Seymour, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 2, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 23.
JBavioc Counts ^Banner.
SEYMOUR, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1922,
BIGHT PAGES THIS WEEK.
Him. SUET MID
Tbe Winter. ' WhMS
At this writing the earth is cover-
ed with a blanket of snow, but the
sun is shining and this will soon be
melted and soaked into the earth. On
Monday a sprinkle and mist fell most
of the day, turning into sleet and snow
that, night. Tuesday snow fell most
of the day, and yesterday morning a
little more came. Lot* ! ***** 1,1 *«>« uixmci. ucnum
into the ground as it fell, anrt ai ge- I uon-flamabtM The Government has
thcr, a fairly good season lias been nan j
for wheat and for breaking land.
The snow is melting fast today, and
this should furnish some stock water.
A season will be put in the ground
for grass, whieli will be coming out
soon. The spell has been a little hard
on stock, .but it did not last long and
we have not heard of any losses.
Low temperatures are reported from
the plains, where a heavy snow fell.
At Amarillo it was four below. We
have not heard what the lowest point
here was, but it was probably about
10 degrees above.
One big advantage of the snow will
be to hold back fruit for a few days.
The buds are beginning to swell.
Another bid advantage pointed out
by entomologists is that millions of
boll weevils have been destroyed. On
account of the mild winter much fear
has been expressed regarding prospec-
tive depredations of this pest.
Still another benefit derived from
the snow was the fun gotten out of it
by those twho still enjoy seeing the
snow. There has been no end of snow
balling, and many havo gone sledding.
The paved streets of Seymour were
fine for this, and the sleds in some
cases were ritchcd up to autos.
One concern has been damaged, but
they are not kicking. We refer to the
Haskell Telephone Company. Manager
W. B. Murphy says it will take a solid
'THIRTY-FOUR LIVES LOST WHEN- j
ARMY DIRIGIBLE FALLS
Thirty-four members of the crew of j
the army dirigible Roma were killed j
when i Ifl. ballon came to the earth and
explodeflit Hampton Roads, Va., Tues-
day, FWAL A broken rudder is said
to Jiave r^Sked the balloon to come
down frtf® a height of 1,000 feet. In
falling, w%n*near the ground, it struck
a liigh-tensioiimlect ric wire, which ig-
nited the gas and caused destruction
of the bnloon. The crew and civilians
on board numbered forty-five. The
Roma was bought from Italy last year
at n cost of $200,000 and made her trial
flight in this country in November. It
ha* been charged that the refusal of
Congress to appropriate sufficient mon-
ey to secure helium gas for army bal-
loons was responsible foT the loss of
life in this disaster. Helium gas is
plant for extracting helium gas for
fuel gas at Fort Worth, bflt the plant
has.been idle for lack of an,aupropria
tion of 9300,000 to keep it in operation.
Thin is the second large dirigible alr-^
ship to be lost by this Government ,the
first being the ZR-2, which exploded
last year while muking a trial flight at
Hull, England. It was charged at the
time of the Hull disaster that it could
have been avoided by the use of helium
gas instead of hydrogen gas, but the
charges and investigation which follow-
ed did not induce Congress to provide
funds for supplying helium.
March is the month when street tax
is due. The amount this year will be
94.00, and it should bo paid into the
city Marshal, unless a citizen should
prefer to work out his time.
month to repair all the damage over
the whole system. This morning the
local exchange is connected with the
outside world over only one line, and
that is to Throckmorton. An extra
crew is at work on repair, and it is
hoped to have everything working in
a temporary way by the end of the
week. Between here and Olney there
are 50 posts broken down, and 30 be-
tween Ooree and Munday. The wires
were covered with ice and got too
heavy for the poles.
We can take care of your trade.
No matter how particular you are.
Try our new Coffee. Every ean guaranteed to please
It is packed in three pound tins with cups and saucer.
3 It). Can Western Beauty Coffee with Cup and Saucer____
Best Grade Rio Coffee, per lt».-------------------•—17Vfec.
Best Grade Peaberry Coffee, per lb-----------------—25e.
Hill’s Red Can Coffee, Vacuum Packed-----------—$1.25
SEED POTATOES AND ONION SETS
TRY A CAN OF THAT GOOD WESTERN BEAUTY
The Model Grocery
’Phone No. 20
WE APPRECIATE YOUR TRADE
ig Occasion Saturday, When Dirt Is
Broken for the Wichita Irrigation
Dam. Barbecue and Program.
Fine Meeting Was Had
Flans Made for Annual Banquet
And Clean Up Day, March 10.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
HAS FINE MEETING
tee, '-(imposed of Messrs. G. O. Me-
Gown, Jo A. P, Hickson, J. T. Lively
and H. O. Lankford, wn* asked to see
after the collecting of products from
this county to put in with the West
At this juncture the meeting was
Yesterday j turn*4 into a counsel on the subject of
BOIS D’ARC POSTS
When You Spend a Dollar in This
Office Yon Get a Dollars Worth
Morrison-Smith Lumber Co.
'Phone No. 15 *
A barbecue was given Saturday at
the dam site of the Wichita irrigation
project by the Callahan Construction
Oompany. the firm that has the gener-
al contract for work on the dam. In
vitations were sent to a number of
people in Wiehita Falls and to quite
a few in Seymour. The response was a
hearty one. and those who went en-
joyed the occasion to the fullest. Tho
weather was cold, but the day was so
much better thau some since then that
it seems now that it was a good one.
ho crowd arrived about noon. They
were taken first to the place where
the dam will be built and were intro-
duced to sorao of tho men who are res
ponsiblc. for carrying out this project.
The barbecue was given in honor of
Mr. J. A. Kemp, to whose foresight
and persistency success of this project
will be due. Mr. Kemp mnde a short
address, and gave due. honor to those
who had been his associates in the
work. Col. Sam Bellah was introduced
and he was mentioned as the man who
first pointed out the site for the dam.
Mr. Kemp threw the first ehcrVel of
dirt, while the moving picture camera
clicked. Tho Seymour band furnish-
ed music for the occasion, am! this
feature waa highly appreciated.
The next thing was the barbecue. It
waa served in the large mess halls
whlcr have been built for the work-
men. The meat was fine, and the Con-
struction Company also furnished the
bread and gravy, pickles and coffee,
and they even had a piece of‘pie for
everybody. The eat* were nil the
more enjoyed on account of the coni
The directors of the district ares
J. A. Kemp, pres.; T. B. Noble, vice
pres.; N. H. Martin, aee’y.; O. <Flint
Wood and J. 8. Bridwell. R. A. Thomp
son is the chief engineer. Mr. K. 8.
Heyser is manager o# the Callahaa
Construction Company, and ho mnde o
most admirable host. Other Wichita
men in attendandee were: Frank Kell.
Mr. anil Mrs. Hugh Nugent Fitzgerald
of the Beeorrl News, Mr. Hubert M.
Harrison, secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce, Mr. B. F. Johnson, former
secretary, with his wife, : Mr. Otto
Stehlik, Mr. Ray Howard of the Wich
ita Timea, and a large number of oth-
er1 notable citizens. Mr. W. H. Bag-
ley, former owner of the Fort Worth
Record, was there with his wife, and
all the big papers had correspondents
on the ground. Mr. Davis of the Davis
Construction Company was there. Mr.
Guinn Williams, candidate for Congress
•-as up from Decatur. The meeting of
these people and others was a pleasure
There was one. other feature of the
program that may well be commented
upon. Dr. Grafton of Wichita was
called upon for an invocation. He in
voked God’s blessing on the. big pro-
ject that was beginning, and certain- :
ly the 'help of the Almighty will be
needed for the entire success of the 1
Many of the Seymour people got
up on the eminence overlooking the
dam site and had a View of the coun-
try. It is possible to see for many
miles up ami down the river, and the
site of the dam is outlined by the
clearing of growth. It will be 2,100
feet in length. It will impound IflS,
000,000,000 gallons of water, and will
be the largest artificial body of water
in Texas add perhaps in the South.
This water will furnish an Inexhaust
ible supply for the city of Wiehita, and
will irrigate 150,000 seres of land.
Work on the diversion dam and can-
als is alrefdy well under way. The
ateam shovel is at work on the main
dam site, digging the conduits snd lev
cling np the roads. This machine was
[used to level np the road from Mn
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The largest attendance was present
yesterday for the Chamber of Com-
merce luncheon that has been had yet
at similar meetings. It was nn enthus-
iastic gathering, and all seemed to be
of one mind as regards the things that
need to be done for advancement of
town and county.
The first subject to be mentioned
b» Chairman HR. R. Kellum was that
ol tho annual banquet and eloctlon of
oncers for tho ensuing year. This
event ha* been *taged for March 10,
at room* of the Young Mens Social
Club, and the Chair has appointed the
following committees to prepare for
(lie occasion. Banquet committee: Lem
Bellows, chairman, L. Briggs and H.
L. Albright. Program committee: R.
Baskin, chairman, Jas. A. Britain, H.
L.. Carter and. C. O. Harrison. Tills
committee will perfect- plans In tho
morning, and suggestions would be ap-
preciated. Nominating committee: O.
L. Caldwell, F. H. Bunkley and Geo.
8. Plants. Membership committee: W.
B. Alexander, I. O. Newton and Joe
A. Wheat. ,
TJic Chair paid a tribute to Viee
President G. B. Morris, and suggested
the appointment of a eommitteo to
draft suitable resolutions concerning
his . death. Mr. B. F. Rupp, Hon. Joe
A. Wheat nml Hon. Jo© A. Dickson
were appointed on this committee.
County Agent G. O. McGown called
attention to tho matter of a West Tex
ns exribit at the Fat Stock Show in
Fort Worth. The agricultural commit-
clean np day. The membership shewed
a wonderful unanimity on the question
of cleaning up and keeping the town
clean, that it would seem ju*tifiab1e
to think that the clean up will bo ae-
complished in n thorough manner. A
number of short speeches were tqade,
and in all the idea prevailed that piib
lie sentiment will have a large fa Jit
in keeping the city clean. A Clean
Up Committeo was appointed a« fol-
lows: Lem Bellows, W. B. Alexander,
Joe A. Wheat, 0. McDaniel, Chas. Kan
dal^Lee Bussell. TbU committee will]
act. In eonjuction with Mitya* Jas. A.
Britain and tho City. Connell,,aqd with
members of different clubs- of the
city, and the school. ; A meeting was
had this morning,. and-.'bow wMl. the
work is being wo appsprs in other
DIE ELLIN DP
Dll WICH III#
Flans Have Bean Formed for tha
Thorough Olaan Up in
Of Baymour. Closing np Day.
President R. R. Kell urn madp a little.
At a committee meeting this
Mayor Britain and his cohorts outlined
a great program for Clean Up
on Friday, March 10, That day
chosen because school could be dismiss-
ed then better than any other time.
Hupt. J. F. Kemp was preseat and ho
stated that school would be turned out
A committee composed of Messrs.
Lem Bellows, H. E, Buskin and Joe A.
Wheat, waited on the business men to-
day. and they agreed to close up all
day next Friday and join the clean
Most of tho plans thus far formu-
lated n*e indicated in a big ad in this
mere© has accomplished tho past year
and what was hoped to he aceomplish-
ed the coming year, and the meeting
was adjourned, /V * ,
The new phone directories are out
and have been distributed by the Has-
kell Telephone Co., and are being dis-
tributed. It is a very nice book and
has a‘Very good typographical effect.
The only thing wrong with it is that
in several places, in, the Variety Store
ads Klzee hots. are rfpollecj wrong. It
is a strange mistake, too, when the
name Elz.ca is so familiar to everyone.
The printer’^ wife would have known
how to spell it.
Mrs. T. S. Gafforrd nnd baby of
Oklahoma City have been visiting rer
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Lankford.
been given this week is tho list of
Captains over tho different blocks, but
this list will appear next weak.
From ail indications now, March 10
will be the greatest clean up day in
the history of dhe town.
Mrs, L, G. Stogner, who had been
here for several weeks with her moth-
er, Mrs. L. W. Dalton, left Thursday
of last week for her homo at Wiehita,
Kans. Mrs. Stogner made many friends
while here, besides the ones she al-
ready had, and all wish she could be
with ns permanently. Especially ap-r
predated was rer singing, and the way:
she was always ready to respond* rffi'
every occasion. Tho baby made lota
of friends, too, and they will just have'
to come bock again.
THE CHEERFUL CHERUB
• “ 1 111 1 1 a
This time of year seems
very dull ;
It always drags A lot
Spring soon will come
end wben it does
Perhaps III fall in
Walking Middle Breakers, $14.00 to 24.00.
Drag Harrows, $16.50
Second hand Cultivators, $20.00 and up.
♦ New Cultivators, $45.00, $50.00. Single-row.
Get our prices on two-row Cultivators and
Listers. Also single-row twelve Disc Harrows,
Special Prices on all
Six ranges left. Low prices. Dandy new
stock of* hames, chains, leather harness and
all accessories for the farmer.
The Safety Hatch is dependable and the
best investment we can offer for a sideline
and big profit for small investment.
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Harrison, O. C. The Baylor County Banner. (Seymour, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 2, 1922, newspaper, March 2, 1922; Seymour, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth992418/m1/1/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Baylor County Free Library.