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   Sweetwater Reporter (Newspaper) - June 6, 1937, Sweetwater, Texas                                 ONpmON rosçoe mayor grave  pweetwater To Be Host To RKO-Radio Officiais June 14th  oamin eporter  group, on way west, to be feted  ;TmS CITY CHOHKN AS ! ONLY STOP OUTS 11) I<: 1 OF DALLAS  ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  ^ ^ ^  ^ -j-  •niany opporUmltlcs come to àcs such as tlua ix!lng given atcr through the efforts of Robb and Rowley theatres to értain top RacUo-Kelth-Orphcum iStitlves and theatre managers. It f tt biff compliment as well to Hcn-fHiOgers, local manager or R. & R. »ticii. Many cities would pay a to have the contact of high executives not to mention a B'-IOàd of them.  lîh' this courtesy is imposed an (ligation. That is to see that tliese fMvenUon-bound movie moguls car-!>wiy a favorable impression of ^etwater. The entertainment here 1 be typically T^xan. Something remembered' by and not just } ordinary stop-over.  ctwater probably has never rJiost to as important an ag-ittUûn as this.  srwost everyone knows wlio has i-eiCpericncc in collecting accounts i itcni of moral responalblJity is iiosi; to l>c relied upon. The . small voice" calling from wlth-fils worth more than the law. Mra. "•'N. .'iicach had an example of "'the other day wlien she re-ipayment ot an account owed • late husband. Dr. Leach. A. I ili' Houston sent her a letter ¡losing a sum to maice full pay-' 'for an account due since 1030. late Dr. Leach had been called bcdsldo of the Hóustonian's a resident of Arkansas.  ri'bloomingest" man around imparts Js L. J. Mashburn, of ■ Ifame. 'His Magnolia blossoms this office bad a sampte  .....„. ,. „jle ''thofsbics^lnl  rt*lived after -bè'tóg-cùtii^iiii c;-;if left on thè branòHes Jh in bloom several weeks. Blocm much as a mcmtbly rose - area, beginning In May "arid _ until early fall. Àfthoùgtì j^en considered that the Mag^ not thrive here they ;ly do as well as anywhere. éb.'«]}fautiful trees as these can -è to transforni places into . .spots than most anything ¡t>'cari-.,bc done. Whenever RR . atout Magnolias, those words T'sohg always come io mlrid, b.en the sweet Magnolia buds be-to ^Wossom and the swallows to-: the South began ,to fly."  ifwcctwnler will cntei'tiiiii 175 representatives or RKO-Radio Pictures when their special train, bound fcr Los Angeles, makes a three-hour stop on June 14.  Robb and Rowley thcatrc.s have .singled out Sweetwater to entertain tlii,s proup of important movin«^' picture cxccutivcs witii a typical Texas entertainment — barbecue and Jamboree. To perfect plans for Texas' welcome to rko, Henry Rog-tns, local manager, met with a ^«rcup of civic leaders Friday night.  Excoutivcs Coming^ Among the men who will be en route to the convention and who will make the stop in Sweetwater are included the important heads of RKO. A native Texan, Ned B. Dcplnet, executive vice president, will find it the occasion for a real homecoming, other high officials of RKO will be Leo Spitz, president; Jules Levy, general ,salos manager; E. L, McEvoy, Eastern and Canadian sales manager; Harry ,r. Michalson. short sub\jccts sales manager; Barret McCormick, director or publicity; Nate Blumbcrg, general manager oi RKO-Radio theatres; Kay Kamcn and Harry Sloan, representing wait Disney cartoons; F. Ull-man, general manager of Pathe News; Ralph Rolari, general manager of March of Time; and Robert E. Helms, hojfte office' representative.  Forciffii Agents ¡Accompanying them wil^ be for-cigii representatives from Panama, South America, Mexico. India, Burma, Ceylon, the United Kingdom, Australia, Fi'ance. Cuba, and.special officlal'j, including F. Gulbransen, general manager , of Radio'Pictures £ee SWEETTWATER, Page Six.  sweetwaieii Reporter  VOLUME XXXX.  ¡\EA Si'wUut .SWEi<:rWATER, TEXAS. SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 1937/  IJnitfíd Press  NUMBER 99.  dawson fades assault to  RimR  A. J. PAHKBil, 51, GIVEN BLOOD mmSFUSJON-LAST NIGHT  ss»  ROBINSON OFFSET TO SPUD IN  ^'ÎSîfl! J®IHighway Celebration  drill on e. ® ^  smith land  I N T E N SIVIÎ DRIJ.LING I»UOGRAM TO GET UNDERWAY  initial trade trip route  At Bronte Wednesday mapped  /''acc.s Charfie Of Assalili To Murder  PETE TO MARK OPENING OF NO. 70 PAVEMENT IN COKE COUNTY  Condition Critical Following Shooting  10 STOPS SCHEDULED; HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO GO ALONG  ROTAN — Slush pit is being started today for Ernest Smith No. 1, Tidewater Oil Co. offset to Rotolnson .No. 1 Just east of the discovery well. Contract for drilling the new ■well has been let to Sawyer Drilling Co., Tulsa. Oklahoma, who already have some of their equipment on the Katy sidlns.  E. L. Layman, field foreman for Tidewater .stated Saturday that Sawyers will use a rottiry rig and should reach the depth of the Robinson No. 1 within 30 to 35 days* Layman, who has been in charge of field operations for Tidewater since drilling of the Howard wells was called from Ci-ana in West Texas to supervise start of his see ROBINSON, Page Six.  ♦ 1 1 ♦  màìiM l! B  Underway In City  •.The other day sornebòdy called up >geDt-J. B. Asklns ájíid ,,burst out, "~?}V8rit to go tp Chicago THE T WAY." "«oia on there/'. .. B. "you don't want to' go" a^Fe." -  _ '"'l^ fCt  „Fizzletwitz in  . i?ilV they are  noticed that our tinu^ual lier! is more unuSuaV'i^läü \in-. J?":Ain't it the trùttf?;.'}':'  •,725  'uvents i- conaerVaj  ly-  .'-force has C' the general ,Nolan Comv $148.088.93..''ac( y, county', a^i?  While new building, as rcfleBtiid by pennits at the city hall, Is in a relatively static condition, new homes, the occasion for a total expenditure of more than $40,000, arc in Uie process or construction in the city'or arc to rcccivc the last brush of paint today.  Four local lumber companies arc furxiishing materials for seven among the new^ city residences to cast more than $1000. '  Thesfr new homes, others., alreadj completed, and a number of repair and paint jobs and commercial constructions and instollaUons have placed the Improvement figure for the year at $100,811—more thai? $80,000. higher than the figure at this time last yoar. \  ■ Andereon lloinc CoiPPlwctt  Consiructioii of N. L. Ahtjerson's ne\\r home at Bowie and .Avenue O. was cxpcctcd to have been completed Saturday, as painters and hangers '«%ei'e- applying finishing touches at Hwon, House "is reported to cost $3,-iOC and- is of the blocic. and brick veivcer. > type. Alston Lumber Cpm-•iany funilshed. the-materials,. The sam-B-cbmiJany also is ..employed-in -the coiislructloiv of fwtf new" coun-■-try'lioinesr of ,around. $2,<»p .each. -iandrMrs. Paul' Elliott ex-in approximately. 2'weks to  ¡•payments id to -be.', à million'. d.oiu ^fflC^^asTi^  1,1 of .Oil  building hike in roscoe  R08C0E—tSpl) — Building ui Roscoc has set a new pace in the »ast few weeks. One n<}w home, an addition and several Impiovements have » been made;  P. ' A. Smith has completed a stucco bungalow on Fifth street, Rock construction is the type most used. W. W. Shields, merchant and ranclunan. has completed a rock vail around his teck yard for a garden.  He is aading two „iiooins to his home which is looate<4 im Bois d' Arc. Work will >oon too .'completed on the structure.  Dr. J. W. Young -hM completed an addition to his hospital^ The hospital is made o^, na^tiye. rock and the new adcpo)i;'isc:of- the same material.  Carl Malonoy, -di?}gg|tj- h^ ' completed a rock his hack yard. ' ' < ■  The school board -te waiting tion, on the plans, .for U)e new. high school buildin? that.will cost approximately • '  Burns Gets ^Charge Of MitcÉ^Munty  " !.. ri '  According  ed .here Sat .Burns, local s^t •feecn given com^, ■Mitchell Couiïty .i^th Uiát or-WS -.rRfti^Wtl-—  direcc ' e fias'.ìbeé  tibn recoiv-  ■ ''has  teSsttM  iSi  i-e-forç-  BHl Dawson, S3, former Roscoc "iiight ivatohman, is held In the Nolan County jail iicrc on » chargc of a£«auH to commit murder, filed Friday night by District Attorney George Outlaw after Dawson is alleged to have emptied a small calibre pistol at A .1. Parker, Roscoc mayor, three of the bullets taking cf-Icct  band concert last night  KnUiusiastic li.stencrs "tooted" tlicir iiorns in appreciation of Sat-: luday night's concert of the municipal band. Sealed in their automo-. biles and on the courthouse lawn, members of the audience expressed tlieir approval of Uic band, dh-ec-. Usd by A. M. (jack) Arinstrong. .  Included In the band's reprrtolre ior Uio ijorformance were Jewell's "B plurlbus Unum," an overture by Kelarbcla, King's maj'ch, 'H3ynis;the 'orfiat," and a group- of patriotic jrielodies incorporated hy Barnard ihtb his "Columbia." "Wie , latter number was particularly well recelvr  ' ■ ■ , ' .'/,Thc "Northwind" composed .by  Sliamtoers preceded a group '6l popular «umbers arranged by Briçge.' .'^ColonTal," a'.brlsk mai-ch created, hx Hall, "concluded .the progi-am..  It was thé , opinion of several in tl\p audience- that this year's performance r^ked higher',' appr^-ably, thaia-tíi8^t oMast year,  ' ny ». M. WEST BRONTE—The people of Bronte and icoko County' have set Wednesday,-June 9, as the day for celebrating one of the most Important events in the history of Bronte and Coke county: namely, the completion tof highway 70. This artery of travél is about 150 miles long, extending from Clairmont. in Stonewall î County, to San Angelo, Tom Green County.  The history of the locating and building Of highway 70 is almost it>mantic.The undertaking was begun in 1W6—back before tlie state highway department was created. The <3ood Roads Association of Texas wtw functioning at that time, and did much work in locating highways- tliat ,wwe mast needed and in ,building u\uiauy ,soo(i. rofi^f wilsigossibie with, the'iunds, ai atole:"Vuly 11, 19}«, congress passed "it law establishiï^ a federal aid department. April 4, 191T, Tek-cnacted a law conforming to the law of the federal government relative to good road building, thus creating the Texas Highway , Department. .  'Ipamm'cll Starts Agitation Tlie;~late D. H. Colp, of San An-tonic^ was secretary of the Good Roads Association, in 1916, the late Thos. "Trammell of Sweetwater, one of the oldest pioneers in this part of the invited Colp to visit  Swfiet'waler.' snd discuss the impor-tflftiie of a highway from Sweetwater to Old j^Qxico, the n)Ost direct route possible. "Trammell knew every COW trail between Red River and the Rio Grande. Colp visited Sweet-Water in response to the invitation Of Tmmmell. • Upon the arrival bf Colp In Sweetwater, Trammell telephoned R. L. Knlerlm, a business man and old time citizen Of Bronte, to come to Sweetwater, meet Colp and be In the conference. Mr. Knierim went, which was the beginning of a campaign led by Ml-. Knierim from then until the road designation was made and the «-ork of construction was completed.  Knierim Works Ardently During the time Mr. Knierim maae ig trips to Awtin to meet wltli the higliway commission, besides many trips to San Antonio, Abilene and otiier placés in the interest of See HIGHWAY,. Page Six.  iÎliigerV:A:>:bio6rf bUsteç ¿ati neàtii'We ïihgçrnail, ' . The -police record. Chief K-^'j said,-might-well have "  'tô-foUdws:','  ' Triplé play: Mrs. w 'to,x to ïïitsï' tod ' numerous ' to mwi Onq-, cirpuifa clout ani  Well, f II Tell You  I reinem^r hack when I was a boy, peopW'"use'ta talk about thfi trains bein slow in Arkansas. I W^nt'ta tell you wo've got some of the . fastest trains., in the world bapk there now.. If you ideally want! ^rsjow train, jcist go to Now York ajid ride on one of those com-; muter trains that take the people' ;but to their liomiss in the su-  ■'VThe last Ume I was back in New Yortc, piy. Uncle Hod'came out to visit me and I took him. on ope "" 'e .commuter trains. The I't no mor^ tlian get ¡und,er way than, it would stop figain to iet' some Clfeople qff at atx-otlier settlement. ft'Uncle Hod st^rt-:ed to fume and ijrret about the jr^ beln' s o slow and not get-;|fcto' .'any jilacc iiPS5nt|j^l®%.cbmmuters sitinfi ilhd'.-reah"^ rfpver' and tapped  QXL the .slioulder,' "and 's&ys  •■""hat;  livoiljeen ri,diii' this train' day and. day out ibr the past slict Hocl, looked at him and■,says-"iVhere' in,"ttie.;,3VorI4- tUdi  A. J..Parker, 5l,-;m{t3'or of Roscoc M. 15 years' is" in a oritical condition in r. Roscoc hospital, suffering three btiilct woujids in tho; upper pai't of iiis body, ai-Icgeaiy in/Iiclcd by Bill Dawson, discharged night watchman. Parker, was given a blof^ transfusion early last nignt' . His condition was ceporlcd "unsatisfactory'! at 1 o'clock this morning.  til li e if a ys 3 rounds  Miss 'nillo Marie Rice, Sweetwater's enti-y in the jwntier Fiesta's contest Saturday to /pick Texas Sweetheart No. 1, .stayed through three of five rounds of judging. ■  'First place was won by. Temple's American Legion et\tiry,. a short," blond "personality" girl. pt. Worth's entry was second. , ^  --orr:-  7 Patients Admitted To Laic^fjlospital  Seven patients were admitted Saturday to thei Sweegwater 'Hospital for surgery andMin^c»! treatment, , . c ,  Mrs, W, B, Carthj^, Pecos, formerly of Sw6etvwi$r "entered tlie hospital for care; Miss  Dude,, Austin ' ¡^^J^ent niiajpr surgery; Mrs.' O.'f^^Helms,' Roiaji surgejfy;;,Mrs. "'Logan,- sut-  fiory. ' ■ .  ,Mrs.' A'F. -Wilcox, LoifiUtie,/«nr-  derwent an ' opeftttion; Jdhn^C'D," Sulltvan, Merk^l, medical; Kathi7n Ussery, Nf" tomy,  T,' Bonner ''' home north of Mrs. W. B.  The Board of City Development this week is to inaugurate a goodr will visit of Sweetwater's trade area, wlien on Wednesday a delegation is' to leave the city hall at 1:30 a. m. and take a southward route that : contemplates ten stops. ■ Itinerary ends- at Bronte, where evening festivities • are to celébrate the official completion of paving Ai Highvyay 7 through Coke county.  George Barber, secretajry of the BCD, said Sweetwater people > are to be^ the-guests of Bronte citizens at, a basket picnic Wednesday evening. and th»l a «umber from here pQl to bo hi tho delegation proper are expected to drive down for the  band  iorm  at the Divide school grounds.  Another fifteen minutés, beginning at 10:30, is to be devoted to Wifigate, wherci the band again is to play.  At Whiters the delegation is to hear a welcome address at U o'clock, A Sweetwater official is scheduled to responds  Noon is to be spent in Balllnger, Avhero -a luncheon has been arranged. A Band concert and addresses are scheduled at 1 o'clock; and in Rowcna at 1:50, the band. Is slated to play.  Miles is to be visited at 2:30, and from there the motorcade is la proceed directly to Robert Lee, where a concert and welcome address is to precede a Jaunt back to Bronte by 5 p. m  The band and the trippers are to remain at Bronte until 6:30 or 7 o'clock. Baiter said, but' that those ,who care to leave earlier and visit merchants in Blackweii may do so. The itinerary schedule does^ not permit an official stop at Black? well.  Tlic motorcade Is scheduled ,., io arrive back In Sweetwater, between between 7:30 to s p. m." ---0--  ■t  were moved home.  tor''surgery; ^.^nd^ibaby  grasshoppers  County Agent R. B. Tate said to day that a grasshoppen'scourge of. .the Divide farm territory ap^ars to be temporarily checked,"by,-r'?-cent' rainfall. v , , -  Rain, he^.said, :has^-a damaging •affect on" grasshopper ¡'inulUpJlca-,tion. because It .distuyjsi Maftching.  No rust, according,^fo .l^ite, has ,been complained ài bf^vhpt growers of.thé county. A mattering of sniut, hqwever, was^rep&^d, .  Comhhics are at wor^'ln'the 'ei . tern part of the coimtyi" Whiile,' some, sections the rainfall. •;.h': placed' the harvesting dâtè/ahead  Bill Dawson, SO fonner wa^hman of Bosoo?, is held hi the ■ Ndfan County jail In Swçetwâ, , facing a charge of aseault . 'Wlttij^i'' intent to jnurdei-. ' ,  A. J. Parl»p, www of Roscoe'-' "ii? for 16 of thf iwt 11 years/ iles;in the young Ifp^tftl, Roscoe, Iri^î'uws crlUcal pOB^Jtipn Blveji IHtle chfliBOii ' 4 of recovery the result of thr^e bullet wouBi^ In yw upper part >of. his body, inflicted alwuii; r'.j  4:30 o^ciook Friday afternoon. ' toy ~ Dawson.  At 7 o'clock Saturday évè Mayor Parker was given à • bio transfusion, Rhondo Whfl|' doge friend, being the blood. Outside of iJie tordate hospital, small ' sfh'updS sympathetic Rosdoe ifriends: , altfut in sllcnco, eftger ior'.thelèêy word oi encouragement from the;.'" " doctors, constantly on duly ûi MaV- . or Parker's rooms ^ '  PAJlKEIt;S PONDITiON T ' ^ 'VERY SipiiQUS' ^  . fti i q'jsÎBP^ «lis mon iiospitai atteifda^ts report^ co^tiOjl,! ot A. X Parker, ' CO© Wyor, as- "very serit To 'li question, "Do yotf r he wlii live through tbe| Ing?" the doctor-Tcplieal  ,Citi«jw Anxipus .y-K  From tJle Jft'ômj^lt of.tliésB anxious cllUieJ^'?j|ayip gather" the ho^pliol 'àf^li}^.' the^rf Early Sa^jjr^y morning" an"! tion w?*!»'iMrfcSTftedV'toi , small ^ll^re bullets. It TmJP.. that one P^éti^lisjî- ,yie:llvét,,i,ffl other nicked Uie Stomach ant^i third lodged In'^the iKft'sliouWff ^  ".ll  'tatorofyww... , I  Shooti^.C^urced Oownti The shpotinfci occurred 'ïj southwest cçrnéï'bf the old Ni Bank ¿ùlldlli|;~nêar 'the genéi flee of the Rd^oe, ^^  fie railroad general'officç,..;,. S  According to X. B, Sandè self a. former .'night wat operating.' a fuM^e' sto the street and opposi^i toi* the shooting occjjrâ^rl  After,  Sanderp, Parkér'stôpped, ttin, came back tp.wfierp ho hadfTel IJawson of.iilç^Wni Parkier, hol^Îhls aidé,,: I guess I had^'^tter go .to i pital." ïi;romr^!Îte:fae : hospital, about 9  Daw8on"wa8 bÙTOéd oVer;!5 Sheriff, Pà^^Mayès-Of Ro  thé, ou£  will bc'-reft^s' Butler's court,!. - „ ™ lay. ■ ■ ,  Oawspn ..hasg  talkea,, but .npr^lWiitL; the'-s^^^ He told " V''  tliat  a^d asjc' the'jiÍ4tice court-to bond, f  The  ]vce to  . Sweetwater^ their, classif es by tation,' cópÍcs'""gf;j;Ui¡?  by'  ,who have on; which,aré' i/b^ipdlng pi, -i'í'añ/iíthesá; ' were mai lance Satur-irrectlon» ibf  .oi&l Commission .atìd'fSigned lay A. Clark, mayor; yv. H. Whaley. city secretary and - Car}, Anderson, city attorney-. i' ; i  "rgie.'ènaotment tis -Jor. prevention  âîavé' tóe" jftVAWpe  -found ons' Of tlie  .requires '^thi^t open, sj^n^g be oD^, gcreens placed^'òvì^^sm^  was put 'i By mß saldi .Q--'-deiiçiiÇp: l^tùri^  'er.'  -■{rr  1 >■  .'^■WiiVT.r, I  ri-Mst-v-'  .anfl   

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