The Texhoma Times (Texhoma, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, September 1, 1916 Page: 1 of 10
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THE TEXHOMA TIMES
SPECIAL SERVICE OF WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION, THE LARGEST PUBLISHING HOUSE IN THE WORLD
A Complete JOB
Texhoma, Texas County, Oklahoma, Friday, September 1, 1916
More Good Moisture
Local showers of rain have visit-!
ed many sections of this country;
during the past week. A good rain |
fell here Wednesday night, one- of
those good rains without wind or
lightning. These rains are doing
the country good. While some of
the feed crops will be cut just a
little short on account of the lack
of moisture at the proper times, it
is certain that the late rains have
been of untold value to the later
planted feed crops and also to those
that were continually cultivated re-
gardless of the dry periods. The
feed crops will be by far better than
was expected a month ago.
Still Tongues and Others
There is an old saying that a
still tongue make9 a wise head, but
there are times when the tongue
should work for the public good.
Candidates for public office some-
times imagine that a sphynxlike
attitude inspires public confidence.
It does not. The people have a
right to know where every candidate
stands on every question upon
which he can exert the slightest in
fluence while in public office.
Some candidates understand this
and are quick to explain their at-
titudes to the voters. Usually they
are successful at the polls, if their
views are in harmony with the wel-
fare of the voters of their districts.
Others are "mum as an oyster'
during the campaign, on all vital
subjects, but talk loudly about no-
thing, and expect the voters to sup-
port them on faith or friendship
They deserve to hold the bag, and
they usually do.
The American voter of today
goes through life on his own brain
and he isn't giving the fruits of
that brain for the benefit of any
candidate who fears to take him
into his confidence on public mat
Let the candidates speak. The
public is ready to listen.
The cheapness of advertising is
not what makes it valuable to the
business man. Consider the quality
of the advertising you are getting.
Contract Let For Bridge
at Willoughby Crosssing
County Commissioner Grover C.
Kennedy was in town the first of
this week and informed us that the
commissioners had let the contract
for a steel bridge, 200 feet long to
be placed across the Beaver river
at the Willoughby crossing north-
west of Texhoma. The bridge is to
be put in as soon as the material
can be placed on the grounds and
the workmen can do the construc-
tion work Mr. Kennedy stated
that a uumber of the farmers want-
ed the bridge directly north of Tex-
homa. but that it was found that
it would accommodate more traffic
at the selected place at this time,
however, he stated further that he
is of the opinion that with the
good-road movements now under
way, it will not be long until most
of the essential crossing places on
the creeks throughout the country
will be supplied with substantial
This bridge will be of great bene-
fit to a large portion of the Texho-
Fire at State Fair Grounds Texhoma Market Report
Fire Monday night destroyed the
grand stand on the Oklahoma State
Fair grounds at Oklahoma City.
In addition the carousel and old
mill, owned by a Philadelphia comp-
any, were burned.
The fire started in the grand
stand but the blame is as yet un-
placed. Luckily no breeze was
blowing and the fire failed to reach
any of the other 57 buildings com-
prising fair property
The board of directors met Tues-
day in an all day session and made
contract for building a new grand
stand at once. It will be completed
in ample time for the State Fair
which opens Saturday, Sept., 23.
The two permanent attractions will
also be rebuilt.
Loss is estimated at $25,000, half
of which is covered by insurance.
The Very Idea!
Grain market as given to The
Times Thursday morning:
Wheat, per bu $1.30
Oats, per bu. - - .50
Barley, per bu. - .55
Maize, per 100 - - 1.45
Kafir, per 100 - - 1.45
Feterita, per 100 - 1.45
Cand seed, per 100 - 1.25
From now on. the market report
will appear in The Times each week
as far as we are able to get it from
our dealers and we hope to make
it more extensive and cover more
articles than are given this week.
Now, "Wake Up"
Last Days of Next Week
Remember that the Socialists
will hold a big encampment at the
Three C ranch, northwest of Texho-
ma Friday and Saturday of next
week, Sept. 8th and 9th. A num-
ber of the country's most prominent
speakers will be there among whom
are Geo. R. Kirkpatrick of New York,
Socialist nominee for vice-president;
Thomas L. Buie of Colorado, and
Robert R. Allen of Oklahoma.
Many interesting subjects will be
discussed and a good time is assur-
ed everybody. A large crowd is
expected. See ad in this issue for
Epwortk League Program
Opening songs and prayer-
Scripture lesson and short talk
Consecrating Home Life to the
"Consecrating Home Life to the
Old Folks"—Sada Campbell.
Consecrating Home Life for the
"Setting the Home in the Midst
of Need"—Henry Spradlin.
Short talks on home life—Frank
Preston, Chas Chapman. Messrs
Braiidt, Coats afid Forr, Bob Thomas,
Bob Davenport, Happy Willard,
Mae Bowers, Ella Spradlin, Emeline
Hayworth. Pearl Yates, Zola Powel-
son, Faye Brunton, Vernie Preston
Song—Home Sweet Home.
We were asked the other day by
a subscriber if The Times intended
to make any special rates on sub-
scription in the near future. The
Lord knows, it is a mighty big load
on our shoulders to keep the sub-
scription price down to where it
now is considering the fact that
paper prices are going higher every
day. We hope to be able to keep
[The Times running without raising
our prices on subscription and we
are confident that we can do it if
the subscribers will be prompt with
their pay ments. Be sure to respond
to that statement you have received
or will receive within the next few
days. It is only a small matter to
you, but means much to us, as prob-
ably three hundred subscribers will
receive these statements. You be
one of the first to respond to the
statement and do not under any
circumstances force us to class you
with the few whom we are sure
will overlook the matter of this
payment. We need your support
The Times is sending out sub
scription statements this week
Please take notice. We worked
three days and part of the nights
getting out these statements, say
ing nothing of the actual cash it is
costing to do this work. Now if
everybody who receives a statement
resporids to it in a satisfactory
manner, we will have no complaint
to enter and will send you another
one just like it next year without
complaining If you have placed
that statement aside, please get it
right now and send us the remit
tance, and smile while you are do-
ing it, because we will smile when
we get it.
The Texhoma ball team expects
to go to Dalhart to play that team
The Times Honor Roll
We have quite a list to place on
The Times honor roll, for the pay-
ment on subscriptions, but we are
going to delay the publication there-
of until the issue of Friday, Sept.
15th, so get in your remittance by
that time and your receipt will be
returned immediately by the way
of your name and date being pub
lished. Don't forget—the fifteenth.
As The Editor Sees It
The people of this country, and
especially the law makers, should
take warning from the threatened
railway strike and give prompt at-
tention to the question of arbitra-
tion of disputes between capital
A great strike involving ail of
the principal railroads of the coun-
try would result in industrial par-
alysis from which the nation would
not recover in an hundred years.
It would give foreign industries a
lead over the United States which
we might never regain. It would
hesitate to invest their wealth in
national productive enterprises. It
would prostrate the business of the
Arbitration could settle these in-
dustrial disputes without difficulty,
but arbitration can not always be
invoked unless there is a law which
compels both sides to arbitrate.
Let us have such a law, and let
us have it at once, before another
spectre arises to menace the peacc
of the land.
First Real Tomatoes
J. J. Kimballs who reside on the
Beaver river north of town, as far
as we know have the record for the
first ripe tomatoes for the market
this season, and they are of much
finer quality than those that are
shipped in here. All home grown
vegetables are much better than
those shipped in, and the Kimballs
usually have a goodly supply of all
the vegetables that are adapted to
The Real Cantaloupes
You may talk about the Rocky
Ford grown cantaloupes all you
please, but we know from actual
experiments that the cantaloupes
that E. A. Clarks have grown this
season have anything beaten that
ever comes from that cantaloupe
region to this section. The Clarks
have been putting these floe canta-
loupes on the market here for sever-
al weeks, but that is only a side
issue to the other vegetables they
have placed on the market this
season. A little later on we are
going to. endeavor to induce Mr.
Clark to give us some data concern-
ing his truck patrti during the sea-
son. We are sure it will be inter-
esting and surprising to many folks
what energy along certain lines
Stephen Girara / As a smal! *** he.
f * ran away to sea and
at nineteen was cap'
tain and part owner of a trading vessel.
Invested savings were profitable and he sup'
ported the government with a five'million'
dollar loan in the 1812 war. Girard college
for poor boys is his monument,
There is not much variation in these stories
of men's achievements. The poor boy who works
earnestly and saves as much as possible for future
investment generally is the person who commands men
and directs great enterprises in after years.
Now is the time for you to build for the
future. Begin by depositing a part of your salary with us
this week. Get the saving habit. It will help you later.
Multiply your money in our care.
"The Old Reliable"
The First National Bank
J. A. Dubbs, one of the progres-
sive farmers of the Rice communi-
ty, was a business visitor in town,
an appreciated caller at The Times
office last Friday. Mr. Dubbs says
there's nothing wrong with this
Get the Right Brand
Cheap advertising is of but little
value to anyone. Get the best kind
while you are at it. The cheaper,
the poorer, and vice-versa, the poor-
er it is the cheaper you can get it.
Make advertising a part of your
business, because the best kind is
what gets you the business you
Some Good Seed Alfalfa
Dr. Hargrove was displaying a
bunch of alfalfa about town the
first ot the week which came from
his farm on the Beaver river, about
twelve miles northeast of town.
He saved a crop for seed after
having made two cuttings of hay,
and the bunch he brought to town
looked to us like it should make at
least twenty bushels of seed to the
acre, but we do not know much
about growing alfalfa for the seed
and Dr. Hargrove tells us that it
looks to him like it would make
five or six bushels to the acre
which he says is considered a fair
yield. It looked good to us.
Another Good Sale
The Burns public sale took place
northwest of town, as advertised,
Tuesday of this week. Harland
Burns wa? in town Wednesday and
reported that there was a large
crowd present and that everything
sold well. H. L. Bock did the auc-
tioneer work at this sale while A.
Littell did the clerking. And T he
Times did the advertising with the
usual good results.
Some people are always happy,
some are constitutionally miserable
while others have a difficult time
deciding which they prefer.
It has been generally assumed
that the stock of the railroads of
the country is owned by a com-
parantively few wealthy people,
when as a matter of fact it is just
the reverse. Reports filed with
the Interstate Commerce Commis-
sion, as required by law, show that
the majority of stockholders are
people of comparatively small
means, and that this stock is held
in comparatively every walk of
life. The Illinois Central, one of
the smaller roads, has 11,000 stock-
holders; 42,000 people own the
stock of the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe; the Pennsylvania is own-
ed by 92,000 people, and other
roads are in proportion. The in-
terests of these people, and of the
great consuming public, should al-
so be considered in any settlement
that is finally effected in the dis-
pute between the roads and their
The girl who makes love to two
men at the same time seldom gets
either, and she gets all she de-
Working Bad Roads
Rev. Neal, wife and baby visited
in Texhoma and vicinity with
friends from Friday until Monday.
Rev. Neal filled his appointment at
the Punkin Flat school house Fri-
day night and at the Methodist
church here Sunday, also at Sunny
Side Sunday afternoon.
W. A. Hager received a telegram
Wednesday, the 30th, relating the
sad news of the death of his mother
who resided at Buckland, Ohio.
The death occurred on the 28th and
it was impossible for Mr. Hager to
get there before interment was
made, so he did not go.
Rev. Jewell Howard of Amarillo
will fill an appointment at the
Presbyterian church of this city
Sunday morning and evening.
Everybody is cordially invited.
County Commissioner Kennedy,
P. G. Penick and a number of others
have been working the road near
the block school house northwest
of town this week, a ihing that
should have been done many
months ago. But we should be
thankful that it is being done even
"Blondy" Morton came over from
Clayton the latter part of last week
to take a job with the Texhoma
ball team, but it seems to be an
impossibility to get games here
with other teams at this time and
no definite arrangements were
made to keep him.
Mrs. Zula Good is here from Cal-
itornia visiting with her parents,
John F. Allison and wife, and other
relatives and her many friends.
She and her daughter, Miss Willie,
who has been he e for several
weeks, expect to leave within the
next few days for California where
Willie will enter school.
J. H. Spivey and C. E. Wilcox of
Hansford county were business
visitors here the first of the week.
Mr. Spivey had just returned from
a trip in New Mexico. George B.
Spivey who is now located in New
Mexico was here a short time ago
and J. H. returned with him to look
after land interests near the town
Mrs Joe L. Anderson of the Un-
ion Center community, who has
been real sick for some time, was
able to be in town Tuesday. She
was an appreciated caller at The
Saving the Broomcorn
Broom corn pulling seems to be
occuping the greater part of most
of the farmers time these days.
The broomcorn yield will be small
this year as compared with pre
vious years, but the farmers are
figuring on getting good prices and
are making efforts to save all of it
they can and get it put up in the
best ways possible.
Short on Grass in Texas
Clayton McCrea and his son-in-
law, John R. Butler, were in town
from Hansford county the first of
thU week. They brought up a
bunch of horses which were put on
pasture a few miles east of town,
as the grass in their part of the
country i3 short this year. They
expect to also bring a bunch of
cattle up here in the near future.
The president has finally appoint-
ed the American members of the
commission that is expected to ad-
just our differences with Mexico.
The commission, no doubt, will map
out an elaborate plan which both
governments will be expected to ap-
prove, and to which the American
government will adhere. But since
the Mexican government is totally
withnut stability and notoriously
treacherous and unreliable, it is
difficult to see ahead any hope of
final peace along the border when
once the troops return to their
homes. The leopard never changes
his spots, and the Mexican is a
leopard of leopards.
In due time death comes unbid-
den to us all. But some, we note,
are never satisfied unless spectacu-
larly clinging to the coat tails of
the grim reaper.
This town has its advantages
and its disadvantages. Let's boost
the one and forget the other when
strangers are in our midst.
The Texhoma ball team will play
at Liberal, Kansas, during the Sew-
ard county fair, which is to be held
from the 12th to 16th, inclusive
this month. This team will play
there on the 14th and probably on
It takes a poor promiser to live jn case of fire, 'phone No. 94.
up to his own promises. I The Times office.
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