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   Lubbock Avalanche Journal (Newspaper) - May 25, 1937, Lubbock, Texas                                 AYOR EDWARDS ADDICATES AS SHRINERS TAKE OVER  it '  dwards. Bud ohnston Are upeneded  Reins Of City Are Seized By Red Fezied SHriners As All Smith Plains Joins In Fun  Special “South Plains All Shrine Day” Edition Of The  AVALANCHE  Lubbock, Texas  JOURNAL  Tuesday, May 25, 1937  City hall was shaken to It« oundations this morning vhen Ross Edwards, mayor, nd H. L. Johnston, chief of olice, signed away their of  r icial positions and L. D. (Pup) Thomas seized con-rol of the consolidated of ices and proclaimed himself 'dictator.”  The administrations of he mayor and the chief of jolicp were abruptly termi-iated.  A group ol men walked into I Heir fftces and demanded abdication id. without protest. Edwards and >hnston scrawled their signatures 5s proclamations that had been ipared in advancr. lie abdication arrangement will it only until midnight and was ide through courtesy to approxi-ifcely 300 Shriners of the South lains and their wives. Today is LU-Shrine day for the South lains" and visiting Noblemen and leir ladies wilt gather at the Hilton >t«l for a varied program.  Herr’s The Dope The proclamations signed by >iayor Edwards and Chief Johnston *ad:  • Whereas. May 25. 1937. has been lesignated All-Shrine day for the South Plains.' now therefore. I, ios.5 Edward*. *or H L. (Bud) [ohnston as the other proclamation 'ead 1 . mavm to hereby and hereon ibdicate the office of mayor tor :ity chief oi police) of said city of Lubbock. Texas, for the one day of Way 25. 1937. beginning at 12 »cloek. noon, and ending at mid-  Eight of the same dav. And I hereby elegate ail the powers of the office . . to have and be used by L. D Pupt Thomas until the hour of lidnight. of Tuesday. May 25. 1937. "Witness my hand and seal Thomas announced J. S. Pitman Amarillo, assistant recorder of ma temple, had been informed telegram from Gov. James V. red the state official could not *nd the Lubbock ceremony. but he had designated Potentate la V. Cartwright of Amarillo as sssador of good will at Lub-  Governor Sends Greetings  tremendously appreciate the tation to attend the ceremony regret it is impossible for me Jtne on account of demands of official dunes for my presence  copy of the certificate nf au-fity mailed Cartwright.  In the. name and by the author-fof the State iSeal i of Texa.x to to whom thnsc presents shall le—greeting Know ye that po Jtate R. V. Cartwright Is hereby ^missioned ambassador of good to Lubbock under the laws ithe state ot Texas with all right* Jvileges and emoluments apper-fning to said office.  In testimony whereof I have •reunto signed my name and lused the seal of state to be affix'd at the cliv of Austin, this the 15th day of May. A D- 1^37. <Sign-idi James v Allred, governor of Texas."  LUBBOCK HAS MANY SHRINERS  Order Of Fez  Nobles Urged To Transfer To Khiva  Temples In Dozen Stales Are Represented In City; Drive For Attiliation Planned  Lubbock probably ha: more Shriners from different temple'; scattered over the nation, than any own of its size in Texas, according R. H <Bob) Hester, member of the divan of Khiva Temple. Amarillo  “T expect, we have from to 2r->0 Shriners Isvintr here." he *aid. 'I ould not know how manv temples are represented, but 1 behave there are temples in a dozen or 15 states, at least.  Ask Transfer To Khiva “We are planning to ask all of he Shriners we know to transfer their membership to Khiva. This is heir home temple and wc believe that it is the right thing for them to do to ioin n. Then if thev move out of this jurisdiction, they can ransfer again Lubbock has mown m population so rapidly the part decade that many Shriners have moved here from other states to make this their home Hester pointed out. They have not transferred their membership and the Lubbock Shrine club is planning a drive to get these men to affiliate with the Amarillo temple.  A number of members m recent months have transferred then affiliations to the Amarillo group.  iusl Another New Noble Crossing The Sands!  CHKKR IKADFR KAY  If the local Shrine club has need p a cheer leader, an old Texas Ag tie grad in the person of Ray Mow Ty is the lone candidate. Ray is outed as the best cheer leader to rraduate from A. and M and he l ailed upon occasionally to officiat n affairs out at Tech Ra ,• could ven make .some Aggies cheer for Texas Tech—he's done it a few imes by the wa'.  Cartwright Is Head )f Amarillo Temple  Rollo W. Cart wight is potentate if Khiva Temple, Ancient and Ara ►ic Order. Nobles of the Mystic Ihrlne, at Amarillo, to which or aniMtion most Shriners in Lub ock belong Tlfiere are now aboui 800 mem iers and the temple is growing fast >nly a few montiis ago there were tut 600 members. Local Shrinerb re asking those who do not belong b the Amarillo temple, to change heir membership into that organ satlon.  Other officer.' are: H S. Wilbur hief rabban; L. V. credit, assist nt rabban: Oeorge H. Hammock igh priest, J B, Briscoe, oriental Hide; Hum»« Lowenstein, treasurer t H. Mohler. reooide; J. W. Pit uui, assistant recorder.  Khiva Had Big Class In September, 1920  Seven Slaton and as manv Lubbock Masons were members ot a rlass of 263 novices that were taken into KhivR Shrine on September 3, 1920 when a class of 2fi3 were given the wwk.  The class was made up of Masons from all parts of the countv.  Lubbock men listed were. R B Hutchinson, C E. Maedcen. r- C. Yount;. R. H. Martin. C M. Balhn-cer. W. H. Spaulding and H. W. Sims.  Slaton men were: J. E Kuykendall. M G. Elkins, W. H. McKira-han Ralph Hardy. L. W. Davis, J. H. McCann and F. H. Schmidt.  Ci. L. Akerson. now mayor of Hale Center and R W i Uncle Bobi Le-mond and W. T U'tnond also were in the cia.ss  Three Lockncy men, G. c Applewhite. H B Thompson and J. C Guest, Job Davis. Southland: H. F. Llovd. Post and Irvin Fish-tr and U L. Willis, Matador  There were 25 from Plainview m tlie cla.ss.  Shrine Club To Be Active Once More  After several years of more or Irss inactivity. local Shriners recently organized the South Plains Shrine club, composed of members m Lubbock and the surrounding towns  L. D. i Pup i Thomas was named temporary chairman and Floyd Ellison. temporary secretary  Among those at the organization meeting were: A. J. Humphreys. A. J Maas, Floyd Jackson. Ellison. O H. (irollman, Lennis Baket. Fieri Higbee, A, Schwartz. Sam Koreuky, R. H Chlpley. R. H. Hester, Charles Purcell, F W. Newell. John Tol-e.s and Thomas.  KING COTTON ( LAPP  Kennedy N «King Cot tom Clapp, the big seed and line man ot cotton row, has promised to take a day off from his parks and sample tables to help the boys along. They say of Kennedy that when it gets too hoi he thinks of the seven yeais he spent up Boston way for his company and it cools him off considerably.  Sixty-Five Years Old  Opinions Difter About First Organization; Shrine Now Among Largest Ot Groups  Sixty-five vears .mo. 14 Masons me; and jormed what is now the Shine Since ¡¡nt time it has grown :mr, one oi the largest fra'ernal orsamzatic.r.s :n ’he world.  One;n r .omewhat shrouded m :r;v urry Some contend it was founded upon one of the most ancient order- or «ocietie.«. .-.aid to ¡he Ea;t. from time has hren ;n-;matert ri'uals of  ; !-.e order to "Bti'.v Florence, order rinr.nu his Onrii 1   ’.d the Sh.r.ne becan .b, a!h! ¡':c it had v;:n anv other or-  Pup Thomas Is Self-Styled Dictator As Shriners Are Prepared To Seize  Proclamation Sets Out That Wearers Of Fez Must All Tike Part In Gala Occasion; Smiles Must Grace Faces Ot Noble Entourage; Members Must Bring Ladies To Night Banquet  Organized authority will take a tailspin today when L. D. ( Pup) Thomas jrrabs dictatorial reins of the city government in a coup engineered by persons charged with arranging detail? of “All-Shrine day for the South Plains.”  In a proclamation issued late Monday, Thomas, a tailor, set himself up as '‘the first and absolute dictator and ruler of the City of Lubbock, Texas, beginning at noon May 25, 1037. and continuing until midnight of the same day.”  In his locally unprecedented action he set out unequivocal orders that “every Noble of the mystic Shrine must wear his fez after the hour of noon” lest he “suffer . . . punishment.” Every Noble is commanded “to be on hand at the Hilton hotel, whether hia dues are paid or not”;  have exi.vec immemorial that the spi were impar author o; travel- m '  Other- i< as a soi-;,\ no conr,”  Kamzatuu-.  Started In New York Floren* e .iccordmu to the accepted hi^ory imparted his desires :o h¡.- ‘.n*To. Dr. Walter H. Fleminu .it'd a v.u ir'cnds ¡net. ;n ,\e-\ Y' :k <";' v •<) o: :;aiiv,e It Uvas ca.imi ih.e Ancient Arabic Qr-‘tier. Nobifs nt tiic Mystic Shrine.  The Imperia', .-our.cii was organised m 1 oT*ì Ti'c :;rst nr mother temple wa -No member.-.i'.:n until in ¡371) 'vi-.i porteo 4Já !iii‘in¡>> were    nic.T.or;-  First Hospital Opened  M.'c  B'  W.I.- heiu temples re-1300 uiere  Fir.'  .ho.-pi' a :  rippled <>hll-  Hi f  Nobles! Here's Low-Down On Lubbock Shrine High-Ups!  teller Wear Thai Fez, Nobles!  Be *ure and wear your red fex Tuesday, whether you are m member of Khiva Temple or not.  If you do not, the patrol will get you and there's no telling what will happen to you!  •‘NOTE SHAVER” TU B  Lubbock hanker:- belong to  a  sm >U inner circle known as the "nnti* .shaver club" a representative o: eveiv bank v- m the utoup nev are airaid not to he Annum them are Bob Hester. Lublxn k Na'ional ami member oi the temp'.e dn.m: Roy Riddel and N'o\ ire ,lohn Den-tnnn. Fir < >t National and Sam Arnett nnd George Benson ot ti'e Citi/ctf-Nntional The ho\s tcmk a paralysed oath to Jorpet notes, dtaf' . and ov-erdtaits cashiers 'heck and what not, for Tuesday.  YOl TEEL A BK.i.LU ONE  Pink !• Parnsli pioncet oi tlie South Plam.s, once state -enator. once I.uhlxx k mavor and om e C'to.--by countv ,uk1rc. has the tepn’a ion, honor or distinction of bein.u the hipgot Shnner m I.uhlxick the South Plains and Khna Tem"l*- He also claims to he the hi^ne-t m the state—how hie. lie doesn ' tel! air. more Pink was once potentate of Khiva and is the biggest one the temple has known.  ASK NE1E, HE KNOW*  Nell H Wrmht. who HO vcir- mo left tlie Sunny Caliturnia time iltjoy the coohnp breezes ot 1 nb-bock Ik noted «monp Shnn-r for his management of rnu’, catniioatt -Neil probably knows more Shnm-r tiinn any otlier fine man hen he also know.-, the historv line tyr and reputation of Sinu.ers and non-Shriners, although he is iieui u tt' as a character witne  Hl'REEV AMBIilOl>  W Hurley Carpentei l-uohink county politician and ta\ ««tiierer is amhitiou.s. \ no\ ice fut tin tender mercies of the patioi lue-u.t. niteinoon, he has madt appiitatinn for r membership m the u>>te .‘'haver" gang. Hurley sa\- hi d.ulv routine entitles him to a pi ice in that club and that he can be a-hard on the widows and oiphan. a-, the next one.  IH> vor K EM KM HI I!  Some of the eailv dav Htuii.ei.. here have been asked lo ret ill  the date when A B, Brown mauled  special train to Amarillo lor a ceremonial None of the present da\ active members can recall (lie year  TWO GI N SHERIFF  One o! the candidates for tread-In; ’ l '*’ golden sands on Tuesda;. tut;)'' «ill be Sheriff B L. 'Tw 1 '-'-(r Parker of Lynn county .The her.!! has promised to leave his Liiii- and holsters at home for run;' He a No has agreed not to eat an  (.ENEROt S HEARTED  C F Hvint, who helped diy the Vcllowhou.se canyon and who (minded Marietta, later Rstacacio lias assured the Nobles he will haw a bed or at least a cot in a ha’.! for those who cannot stand tlie tup hto.'s the hot sands. He also will n.ue plenty of nurses on hand t« take care ol them at Lubbock sam-t amim.  SI ( CESSFUL C ANDIDATE  T Wade Potter, Littlefield barn--tet and civic leader, was the winner ol last years ring honor T A’ade is expected to be on hand ¡t.i the ceremonial and to assist :ne < andidates for the honor m get- 1 1n; 'hen money's worth.  1II BERT (8 OENEHOI S  lhere will be plenty of ituce .tvtillable for those novices who -hould dance to pay ,he piper, says Hubert L. Allen, powei* tycoon of LubbiK'k Hubert \ H  one ot the acme workers here,  EO AEEEN WU.L ASSIST  bliouid any oi the local or mnrng  Nobles decide to get married whtl” here Ed Allen says he will present •hem with the necessary legal papers, gratis. "You’ve got t*i have them before vow get married ' Fid explained. "I’ll be glad 10 furnish tlie license, free of charge."  DOC' OFFERS TO AID  r>r Mlliard F. Swart, better known a-> Hoc. used to be on the dnan and was active in Shrine activities lor \eats. until his business «oí to be s i big that he had to chtH'sc be-■ween business and pleasure Doe s.t\s he will furnish coloied «lasses tor those who find the sands too hot for their eyes.  WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CLERGY  This ceremonial will have to be -taaed without benefit oi rlerev.  , n- the ministerial Shnner. Dv Jack M Lewis, is absent, from town  MORRIS IS C’AlHOI S  Morris Levine, clottuet did not m an advance stock of the little ied caps the Shriners wear H** explained that he wanted to know how ; man.' to order before sending for a ¡ new -'ipply. The fez is not ixipular (unit anyone except a Shnner and | Moii - says the patrol siioulfl have j a t nance to work on the boys who j for«*-: their top pieces.  l.Ol IE IS WISE  Í U".i.' Moore deputy county clerk I-a a - <t\*> fust Noble to brmg his red ¡!'¡own to the office. "What have vi>u «ot mat lor?" Ed Allen asked 1*« i • as he stowed away in a safe ¡i,.« .* m- fez "I in not taking any t!' a 11 ■ t • with that patrol." L^me ex-pi,i h* t it some of them come running in neie I ve got my fez ready to wt-.t: I don t want to get caught     iren '.va'- si a:-> <; o> N    iole W.    Fro?-      .ant’ KendncK. Por*’.;    no. Ore . in      1920. who 'Ui;-" ’<'c;    ha a    anall      per capita a s-¡i:e¡'    r. nn u    1 Th<’      work. Hier' i;-' iitrv    some !.”)    such      uni's, or;«' a: Da’.’.a,-              The \mu-k is 'ir.-ctc     ¡  Ir.' a    txtard      of trustee- n.nr.ed »»    the Inijx^na!      COUIiCl!. ix-st SU!    ^‘•tins o    it aiii-      able m 11 : ' * i : ar     ;  list'd.    tnany      of then; béai; ¡ i:; 'o    ha- n;ner anr:      coutrim.tum ai,-¡v t    '1 their    time      medical -kill ar.d « vei    : money          .Many Cures    Made          Ca -c- ’ha' ’,    ¡lie    i im ■      pos;.ib|i' t ti cure. i;.r. e through the \a’n    Oeeu ii;  osppa’.s    lidie* i at -      ’crori i hrougi ioir fne    n.n ion    Chii-      dren financial!- ur.ao    e to ha    o the      work done, are -en!    through    t hese      clinics              LubOock a : i i boi; - h    Plam.s simu      ers ha . e ;■ >i '.■■ms c.    li' nbut*    (i 11 to      erally *o the -.vork A  sc pr - ti.cne-    tlvn  Ot e.    lla ve  lidien      whose parent wr*e    not aule to      meet the expi'ii t              Metid)ors::ip in 'i;e    Shnne    s lim-     napping  MA%S SETS PAC E  A H M<i a s. manager of Mont-conr-n Ward, came to Lubbock a coupie oi vears ago to handle the big ut pai tim ni store. Alter he got his Im-hi mgs the first thing he did was io uansfer his membership to Khn < t eniple and he has been active ui it em &mce.  ned to \ja. Ol tin- Aliti tish Rite, according '  i'I t ne; .ilïnd degree ■ Act epied Scol-i Knitíh; Templar, he requirements ot  the Grand Kneainpmeni oi Knight.-Templar ol the United States.  io "brine ins own. or some, lady" ?o^ tonight’s banquet: not to be ‘caught without a lady." and that, beginning at noon, each Noble "must, without fail, wear a smile on his face and keep 11 there in ftill bloom.  If anv Shriner is caught without ’he -aid full and blooming smile, for one instant, punishment will be meted out to him. without mercy."  Caught in the whirlpool of delegated power are Mayor Ros.s Edwards anti Chiet of Police H L. Johnston Both had signed abdication proclamations in difference to Thomas and to the estimated 300 Shriners and their wlv**s expected today.  Both "officials without powpr for the day” had bowed out wi»h whatever arace they could summon after aifixim; signatures to the proclamations.  Proclamation Reproduced Thomas proclamation, m detail: "Where.i s Mav 25. 1337 has been designated All-Shrine day for the South Plains’ and "Whereas. thi& day has been set apart for the. furtherance ot the principles and objectives of Shrine-dom, and the happiness of the Nobility,  "Now ¡heretore be it ordained and proclaimed.  ’’That I. L. D. 'Pup' Thomas, by ’ irtue of tlie power  ;n  me vested, do hcrobv declare nr.seii the first and ab«r:i:-,te dictator and ruler ot the Citv oi LubbtK'k. Texas, beginning at noon. Mav -¿S. 1HH7, and continuum until midnight of the same  Noble« Under His Power  "That every Noble m the Mystic Shrine is hereby declared to be entirely aim completely under my absolute authority, and each one is ordered that, beginning at noon this dav, he mu.'t. without fail, wear a imie on his ¡ace and keep p there m full bloom, 11 anv Shnner is .-auiiht without the -a*ci full and biooinum smile, for one instant, punishment will oe meted out to him without anv meicy  That every Noole ol ’he Mystic Shrtne must wear ins fez after the hour ni noon, and that any Noble ■ aiiuhi without the said fea on his hean will suffer whatever punishment  ? lie said dictator, L. D. tPupi 'Ihomas. ¡nay -ee fit to impose upon him. And be warned and assured ihat there are plenty ol dire punishments awaiting those Nobles who are unfortunate enough to fail to heen tin* warning "Thai e\ety Noble oi the Mystic Shnne, whether his dues are paid or not is hereby commanded to be on hand a! the hotel to partake of 'lie banquet and festnities there nrovided for the Nobility. Theu:  | will be no charge made tor tlie No-j bihty .mil each one is hereby warn-! ed to bmg ins own, or some, lady j to pai'n ipate in tile least. Any No-ibie ca.igin at the dinner without a  lady will be subject to the same fearful penaltie« provided as above.  "The citv is ours—the day is ours—make the most of it and heed the warning of vour ruler.  ‘Siened at Lubbock. State of Texas, this the 25th day of May, A. D. 1937,  ‘ L. D. <Pup) Thomas, dictator of Lubbock ”    -  i3p   How Jadaon, Won In last Ring Rate  t   Lubbock District Clerk Told 'Em And Sold 'Em In Khivi Ceremonial J$;&m«ri!lo  Shnners who hav^e seen the ‘pla-t. form" of Flovri Shin .Tack" Jackson. Lubbock district court clerk &n4L successful "rinR” candidate at tb» recent Khiva temple ceremonial, say it wa.s a "Bern of the first water.* In his platform Jackson gave 11 reasons whv he should have th® ring.  Under the headmp. "I’m Gonna Have that Rme. Whv???" he said in parr  Becau.se: I’m just a bottle batojr from Van Zandt. I’ve always been  When Pink Parrish Was Khiva's "Pole"  Above is a likeness of former stale Senator Pink U Parrish, of Lubbock, who, until illness interfered, wiu \<*rv active in Sbrine affair» of Lubbock and Khiva temple. Seuatur Parrish i* » former Ulufrlrittus potcuUte of Khiv» temple.  RINfi MAV JACKSON  “ . . . .My wife made me run.**  he pride and joy of my family* I'm spiled nnd don’t mind admtt»  ting it.  'I’m just a shyster clerk; never did like to practice the duty ot clerk in this country because all of the women want to make their con-fos&ions to me.  "I promise all nobles 'hat if given the ring I will never a*k for public office again; that if vou don’t give 11 ’o me I will be back at the next ceremonial and rrv lor it again.  "I am making the race for ring because my wile made me.  *’1 am against the New Deal because the iiovernmem has mad« n# provision for the upkeep of clerk*.  “I feel tiiat I should have the rtaf 'or the reason that I am ,1iut a 0MNT country bov from the south end ol the dust bow! in Lubbock eomrty. I have not earned or collectedl) $ 'ee in three years.  “I positiveh refuse to spend naoc« than 13 98 for the ring, and this amount only if I can borrow th# monev; I won t pay over 13 1-3 interest and carrying charges; plaoty of 1929 bonds and securities for collateral.”  Now that it's all over and he ms the successful candidate JackjOD wants the folks back home t>o luiOV he was ‘only foolin’”--especially about not ever running for offic* again!  VEKNH’E TO RIDE  Friends of Vernice Pord, th« tractor dealer on East Broadway, are attempting to dissuade hltn from riding a big machine down Broadway behind the band. Vernio* wants to get in there with a fojltf* row, with a candidate for each *' and show the novice« sometfc real hot The hotter the day, better Vex nice Ukei to nde.  %   

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