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TIUUTV-FIFTII YEAR KXVDKK, SClimV COUXTV, TE.TA. FIUDAV, AIGIST 12, 1JVJI. M'MJIKU XINK. ) ..I 'The Scurry Comity Warehouse and klarke'.it .g Association held their an sal m-ttnR Thursday afternoon and elected Mr. Harvey Shuler to the of fice of manager for-the ensuing seas on. Wi'h Mr. Shul-T's general busi ness kuo l"dgo mill ability us a cotton claseer the association looks forward to a very prosperous season. 'Th? association Is fostered by our banker.;, ablest farmers and business men f'r no other purpose than to ob Uin th very best price and grade for the co'ton marketed here. Kvery ef fort m being made to place th3 Sny der market on a par with th? very best, and with the hearty co-operation of the cotton grower there Is no reason why cotton should not hrln? ss muh or more here than anywhere. A srwtt deal lias been said about the Inferiority of Scurry county cot ton; rueful Inquiry to the State De partment reveals the fact that Scurry county cotton is placed in the tame class all other cotton in thl part of We--t Texas, and that Mitchell, No lan asl Fisher counties are :n the una territory s we are. CIiAiP.f'MOXT VOITH WINS HNTKNT AT PI.AIWIKW Pli.niew. Texas, Aug. 7 .Berry Hrt. a 19-year old youth of Clalre moQt. Texas, won out In tho finals in bronc riding at the Plainvlew round up Saturday. The West Texas boy defeat d the best riders from all part of Texas and several othr state Texas and New M. xleo di vided honors in the final events, each state taking thre. Miv Tad names of Amarlllo de feated Misses Hilly names of Amar lllo, Gladys Kelly of Post. Sally Jonei of Billing. Mont., and I.ols Kitchen of Post for final honors In the ladies contemn. Milt Good of Rrownfleld maJnt uned his championship record by b(i;n; high nv-era:? man In all roping contests. The roundup was under th man agement of .1. T. McDonald, .i Th results of the finals today wfiy, Mer roping. Chick N'orthcutt. Tull.i first: Milt Good. llrownfleM. eeeon 1 Toni Riley, Clovfs, third. Calf roping. Jack Davis, Rosweli. Brst. Jo D. Rurlesou, Sllverton, sec ond: Milt Good. nrownflelJ, third. Bronc riding. Merry Hart. Clair. -mont flrst; F.. A. Driver. Canyon, seconi. Charles .tones. Shamrock, third Uuii )er My Autoniobile. Mrs M. C. Mlllholkn was run over bf an automobile at Sharon in th southt part of the county last Sundi- evening, and sustained a bro ken ! just above the ankle, he-Id- s other ruls.'K. She Is reported doing well and that no internal injuries result I. At tlie ILiplKt Cliurcli. Tlie pastor is buck from a great ine"tla at Westbroi.k and will be In his p;:lplt Sundav morning. No fsvcniiur services on account of tho Methodist revival. Members of the Pusiness Men's Rible Class are urged to ron- early. Jeff Davis, Pastor. II COUNTY I VICKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL . t r'- j - ' jow f uo fcKiN Oc. 7A "2 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CONFER ORDERS ON AUGUST 15 A large class w III receive the Or liers of the TempU. as conferred in Snyder Cominandery Monda night. August lf, 1921, commencing at 7 o'clock p. in., sharp. All Sir Knights are request, d to teport at tho Masonic Temple, nt six o'clock p. m., where refreshments will be served beginning at 6.30. A wagon load of the finest Scurry coun ty watermelons will be placed on Ice Friday evening to uwait proper at tention on this occasion. Work in tho Red Cross degree will rommenc at 7 o'clock and the Or ders of tin' Temple completed by 10 o'clock p. in., the degree team work ing in full uniform. Special music will be provided or the occasion. FWPAPFIt SOLD AT WF.F.TW.TF.K Sweetwater, Texas, Aug. 6. An nouncement was made today that the Sweetwater Reporter had been sold by the. Terrell Publishing Com panw to Porter A. Whaley of Stam ford and W. M. Woodall of Austin. The price was not stated. It is understood that Whaley will be managing editor while Woodall will he huslnoi-s manager. Both men are well known in commercial circles in Wet Texas ami it is expected that the Reporter will be made an import ant factor In progressive moves for this section. VH l.i:V I F.N IKS S V I : KT WATKIt K 1 : 1 1 KT Stamford. Aug. The report that Porter A. Whaley. general man ager of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, has purchased an inter ft In the Sweetwater Reporter, is in correct, according to W. K. Whipple, publicity manager ef the organiza tion. In an Interview this morning, Whipple stated that lie. knew of no negotiations being made by Porter A. Whaley either for the ownership o: the Sweet watr Reporter or any other publications. Whal.-y has been in Austin for the p:ist two weeks In charge of the Austin bureau of the organization during the special se Kion of the legislature. Ho was In touch with the general oft'lc.-s today and stated that the story was Incor tect. In a leh'sram received this morning from Whal-y, h said: "Sweet wat-r nt-wspaper story lneor rct. lievond my comprehension to understand such a statement." Accepts Position at Clairemoiit. Miss Chloe Harris has uccepted a position in the tax collector's office at Clairemont. Miss Chloe is iilite ex perienced in that kind of work, hav ing U rn deputy county brk here for some time. The tax collector of Clair mont has m quired good service by securing Miss Hurris. Mrs. J. H Sears, Mrs. J. W. Left wich and Miss Lois Sears left the nrst of tho we-k for the Eastern markets. J. E. Coston and daughter, Mrs. Vernon, of HermMgh. wer- sliop idne in oiiyder Tu.l iy. WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT SCURRY COUNTY CROPS T. S. Worley of Camp Springs says crops in hl-s community are very promising and are a good average. Ilurney Murphy, who live three or four miles northeast of town, says they were never hi tter. Joe Adams, out west of town, said his cotton now looks more promis ing than it ever did. K. (!. Grantham, up at Polar, says it Is getting dry at Polar. Jasper Helms at Hud says he has u littUj better than a five years' average. J. K. Coston of Hermleish says crops are all good around Hermleigh. Kev. Silas Dixon of Fluvanna was h; the city Tuesday. Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Pont n of Ft. Worth are guests of Mayor and Mrs. M. A. Fuller. '.. T. Champion had the misfor tune of getting kicked by a horse the other day. !! said it v-rtalnly was painful. Marvin Jones on Tax Revision From spech of Hon. Marvin Joue.s in the House of Representatives, Aug. 4, 1021. Tax revisiuu is the all-absorblns tcpie of the day. Oa the street coi nT, in the busy marts of trade, in 'the held, the factory tnd on the farm, is the constantly recurrinir cry, 'When I congress going to revise the reeiiue laws?" Wo are still doing business under practically tho same revenue laws that were passed under the stress of war times. From every community in America strong young men with eager eyes were hastening ti a con flict threv thousand mile away. It took billions to properly euulp and supply them. It mattered little that I) -.Bines was interfered with. Busi ness could be revived at a later date, lut the Armies of Freedom were com pelled to act at oticu and with driving pnvrr or everything, including husi-nes-i, would bo lost. The war time revenue measure passftt the House of Representatives on May 2J. 1017. just 47 day3 after tlie declaration of war, by a practi cally unanimous vote. Democrats and Republicans alike voting for the measure ill these stirring tims. No D.lltv rl.rm the dit. vl-atever 'of demerit the bill had and whatever glory came( from it must bo shared by all parties. On September ".'". 13 IS. tlie s-cond war time revenue measure passed the House by a unanimous vote. Thanks to co-operation, the war was won. Just before tho sUning of tlie arm i.stii'n the Republicans gained control of both branches of Congress. With tn coming of p-ac- c. ryone realized that the one big problem In this country was to readjust the war revenue laws to suit peace thne con ditions. No one saw this more clear y than the Democratic President, and in his first message to the new Re publican Conri-.'-s ,.n May 2''. 1919. lie urgently requested an immediate By Charles Sughro Wrttrm Nf nuw I'rwo mm Jit v v . jftl v- S J'i 2-L A W. .1. I.uy of Dunn: Crops are fine in the Dunn community. Itraden Wasson: I am well pleas- ' cd with my crop west of town. Would like to see a rain soon. T. P. Martin north of town about seven miles: Crops are good but be ginning to need rain. O. F. Darby west of town: My crop Is good but cotton will begin to need rain soon. .!. C. Maxwell says cotton Is doing lin now but will need a rain soon. General opinion is that crops will need u rain soon but at present seventy-live per cent of the county Is in exrelleut crop condition. Mrs. T. C. Watkins is In the Fast- rn markets this week. J. K. Llarkard and sons returned Tuesday from Wichita Falls where they had been visiting relatives. County Clerk Mri. Kate Gotten is sued marriage license to Richmond Cooden and Rettie Belle Robison. colored, on August 6. revision of the war time tax laws. He stated la that message, "I hope that the Congress w ill find It possible t0 undertake an early reconsideration of tlie federal taxes that :onr taxation hhall rest as lightly as i possible on the productive resources of the country," etc. During the nearly three years that have elapsed the Republicans have been in complete control aud yet they have Ignored the President's urgent message and the desires of the Amer ican people. Whatever blame is to be had for the failure to revise the taxatlou laws of this country must rest where it be longs at the feet of the Republican party. That party has been in com plete control, and yet throughout the nig weary month that have widened linto years, tho American people have been crying for relief and all that I bus been heard is the empty echo of .that fruitless cry. for the Republican ! leaders have sat supinely by and ! watched th:- American people wear jthe yoke They have watched busi ness almost to to the wall; they hava s-en what a prosperous and flourish- Ing country under Democratic con trol crash into what amounts almost to a panic under a Republican rule. Fveii at tills session instead of taking up the retision of the revenue laws the Republicans, grrwu rusty with tradition, began to tinker with the tariff. The American people asked for bread and they save them a stone; tiny asked for tax revision and they gavo them a tariff law. True t the historic traditions of the old party thty have f. d the American people on promises. The elephant has always been a slow-moving ani mal, but this time th- leaders have kept him chained to a "stob." Te people of the I'nlted States have been long-siifferlns and kind to the jN'publicau parly, but when they real He the true facts I predict they will rise in their anr and swe p that jaity from power. V t 1-7 7 x 1 C ' "1 I rv-i r ji 1 '.i j 9 . ft I DENTON STATE Preparation ii in full sway for Commencement exercises which are to be held at th Normal College on August 20. The nani of dne of our Snyder boys. Mr. C. C. lwviic. appears on the list for a diploma. There are 2700 hundred students in the Denton, Normal College thl? summer. The Commencement pro gram promises to he tho most formal and the best la the history of the col lege. On this occasion degrees, di plomas and certificates will )tf. graned. Scurry county is represented by nine students. They help the other members of the West Texas club In letting the other county clubs know where the best part of Texas Is. Y l ltOH THINKING OF OTHFKS Much matter ha. leen written of i the joys of thinking ot the comfort of i others. Kver and snon will loom j a thought on this line, and it attracts ; attention. Some ninintain that th- world is hecominc more fraternal. ! while at the sani" time, there ari others who hold to the contrary view. 1 Certain it Is that men and women ; have never found themselves the los- ' er by being kind and considerate to ! and of those nbout them. The following is the lead editorial ! of the San Ancelo Standard of reent 'date: '"Tonight, neighbor, you'll crank up the bus an take the wife and children out for a cooling off spin along the country roads. "The chances are, you won't think about the tired-faced little neighbor enough to own an automobile, and woman whose husband isn't fortunate who sits on her front porch close to your home, night after night, rocking ing Ix-r baby and trying to keep it cool. "Have- you any idea how much she would appreciate a trip Into the cool country with her baby on one of these blistering nights" "Just drop over there tonight, ana" ask her t ride along with you. Get a taste of the joy of giving!'" The Standard.? editor evidences the 1 fact that he has given thought to 1 humnnklnd, and senses the apprecla- ! turn of those who may bo served, ; I without materially inconveniencing NORMAL COLLEGE those exteud'iig th- courtesy. t lar- p, ,;..,yte:-iaus in Texas con- ndo'i News. 't :w'':t-d JCS1.72 to benevolent raus- V, which is per member. The islis Grayson County. !;ot..! . ntrl! tions to all causes A C. Alexander returned the iht amouuted t) $1,103,642. or about of the week from Grayson county I ?2v4 p-r member. This is th where he had h.n on a ' (sit. Mr. ,'l.iiso-t amount ever contrlbuUd. Alexander observed closely the eov.- The report further shows that for dit ions of things while there and re- th- year just closed the membership ports them very bad compand to j increase.! in the Southern Pr.fi Scurry county, especially tho crops. . hyt-ria:. -hurch by 20.541. making The boll weevil hns gotten to l 'v.. totr.l mombership 397. OSS. Th- r menace to the cotton crop of North 're:eipts for benevolent causes in the and Fast Texas that is most ruinous. ?ouf h.-M-u church amounted to $4. Corn is good, but the money crop is f.?,i.630. or about $12.43 per mem mostlv a failure, he said. ;ber. The total receipts for all caus- .s amounted to J12.124.S91, or about Mrs 11, n Harnett and Mrs. Collin. '.K4 53 p-r member. These surpass both of Carlsbad. X. M., are in Sny- ed all previous records. iier the guest 3 ot their sisters, .r.-. Mo, Stlnson and Mrs. Fred Grayum Parney Murphree left Tuesday for ' a visit to Fllis county, his old borne. You Gotta to Read the Papers to Keep Up to Date r , L." I PUBS Hit! I NOW EG P'ai.. are being made to bruk dirt for tiij eroctlou of one or more of th buildings for MoMurry College in this city at an early date, so states Rv J W. Hunt who. with the ro opratiuu of the directors of the la tttiiti-n. ha th business In charge Nestings have been held this week of the virious committees and plans ar bir.g perfected for tho future, but no definite time has been sot for the j beginning of this work as this w ill depend to a great extent on the col lections of notes now due, also Rev. Il'in' .-tat-s that he and the building co:r.:n;tte desires that Rlshop Mc Murry ! consulted before this work ha begun, and that the ISIshop will viit AMlene early In next month at whfrh tl,, f,Ians wl" H ma'1 for i tl- - M":na of these buildings. Th - committee nppointed to hav- ft rad'd and otherwise put in f::-: rl.iss condition Is now working c-;' the problems. In fact the de- I'j.U Iodine up to the construction of th-i college buildings nro being cat -f!.:lly. worked out, and also the at l.'.'.erts are suiMnuung pian.- uun dpeviiications to the building com m.tte. so that when the matter of beinnii.g the work will have !-n ..! -i a the details of the work w.ii have been worked out and litti' delay will b necessary. Taylor County Tibes. I ."7 1 I ' R Iv.sn VT Kill A X TITHFJtS IX TKXA.H later-Ktlag facts for Presbyterians an 1 members of other denominations are rt torth in the minutos of the Soatar:i Presbyterian church. Just , These minutes cover th- ' proc,v.dings of the general assembly jat Louis in May and show the to- tat membership in Texas to be 38, !:r. a xain in ten years of 32 pr . cent. Th- Sunday school enrollment la ,Teva5 i 35.077, or about 90 for every r;iarfi1 llK.,nbers. Tlie largest j .j,.,.;. evei. reported received on pro-.esou 0f fa'th. 2.C82. i.) shown in statistic and the numbtr or tithers j, plaoeil at 1,071. A tlther is one . , himself to give at least 0n,?.ter.th of his Income to the cuurcu Mr. and Mrs. Joe Caton left the flrst of tho- week for tne l-.astern mark-:U. They will go to Dallas, St. T.ouis an 1 probably New York. ( I. mJ had C c.i bai. ! !,. I s le r - ; i : t .