Geneva County Reaper from Geneva, Alabama on January 7, 1943 · 3
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Geneva, Alabama
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Thursday, January 7, 1943
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GENEVA COUNTY REAPER, GENEVA, ALABAMA -JANUARY 7,. 1943 PAGE THEEI HOME FRONT ernes m bmsrsmcy mamammsmt As fh New Year sees the" force of the United 'Nations, move on the offensive to free the oppressed, the starving and the tortured peoples under Axis domination, we at home face a severe test of our self-control and patriotism. , , - It is not. a test of war produc foods will be rationed canned, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables, i Vast quantities of food must go to our armed forces or to our allies. . The balance available to civilians will, be distributed through War Ration Book 2 under the tfew "point system.' - - Scarce products will have a nigh point value, while more plentiful foods will have a lower point value. But the total number of coupon points for each ration period will be the same for every , civilian everywhere. . Smaller Store Protected, Another method of distribution has been adopted for evenly distributing many items for personal or household use. YPB has limited inventories , of goods which can be accumulated by larger retailers and (wholesalers. This will give a million smaller stores 'a better test 1943 will bring is the war's , hardest lesson for those at home the lesson of doing without. - : - Beginning in February, , many - . - I .1 j.. lit.. M il. tion, in which we already surpass v. k. iuwsub- all our enemies, or in buying war itomenl- bonditi or collecting scran. The I Moro Priority; Restriction scarcer materials are ' in xor tighter control . . from newsprint to farm toon.' Even metal and rubber1 for home canning will be rigorously limited. But farmers who need new farm machinery will get it through the top priority given delivery of critical materials for agricultural equipment. v Farmers must pay a little more for mixed fertilisers and superphosphates .. . because of increased production costs. Bread will be in fewer varieties but will be richer in nutri- AT FIRST SIGN OF A VYJc) rr rr rr UUO Nw USE 666 TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS w nil DEAR! NOAH" IPA VYOrlAM HAS A MAN WRAPPED AKOOM MPR FAi9E0 POES SHB EVCB ET ' MIM OFF HER HANDS ? 4 - RICMAJW A , OOWD ' BJNPQH,,C, AUTO SQUSfcAK HHeuvoec SEND -ftome.'- ' - iOHIO inCA. rmDU M04H ' ' LET US HE-ROOF YOUR HO 7 IE with a " EXPERIENCED ROOFERS WHO t ARE APPROVED APPLICATORS' J Ccsft ci - llcxttily - Payments i3 . WRITE or PHONE . i -' - - dJ. -n,.. eta ma no ElooC&ac Company Cox 515 - Pbons I02J - Oetfcst tive values. Mail Serrieo for American Seamen For the first time since America entered the war, American seamen will be able to get mail from home at foreign ports.' Letters should carry the seaman's name, the name of his ship, "cd Postmaster" at New York) New Orleans, or San Francisco ; . . the three overseas mailing points. And be sure to put your return address. - TVA Output for War The Tennessee Valley Authority reported to the President and Con gress that all its facilities in 1942 were devoted to aiding the nation in war. Virtually all TVA's power output went into aluminum. Only dried whole eggs sold to Uncle .Sam or for later re-sale to the govern ment are exempt from price con trol during January and February. About 2,000,000 pounds of butter frozen in November has been released, but it will not relieve the butter shortage .. . 2,000,000 pounds is only a small portion of the nation's normal weekly consumption. u- ' New First Aid Film . . A new motion ; picture film on first aid has been made available for industrial and civilian defense training' classes. It's in 16-mm. sound." Here's the balance sheet of Axis strength issued by the James Albert Owen James Albert Owen, who was only a few weeks ago inducted into the services of his country, died last Saturday night at Camp Wat- len, Texas, following a short illness. Death came as the result of pneumonia and t influenza. . Mr. Owens served as a barber at the Scott Barber Shop in Geneva for Some time and was well known by the .people, here among whom he made many friends. At the time of his death he was 37 years of age. . .. - i The deceased is survived by his wife. Myrl Owens, of New Hope ; his mother, Mrs. J. - L.-. Owens, of the New Hope community; : six brothers, Reagan, Edward and J. L,' Jr., of Geneva route two ; Leonard, of Pensacola, Fla.; and Leslie and Herman, of the U. S. Armed Forces; three sisters, Mrs.; Bessie McKinnon, of Westville, Fla., route one; and Mrs. Edna Mae Haugh- ton and Mrs. Loma West, of Pen sacola, Fla. - .: The body arrived in Geneva on Wednesday morning and funeral services will be held this (Thurs day) morning at Mb Ida, with Rev. J. W. Bedaole officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with the Pittman Funeral Home, of Geneva, in charge. . . HO- ' - - Household Hint Black and white checkerboard linoleum in marbelized effect, with squares of generous size, makes a "smart looking kitchen floor. It is also good for an entrance hall, breakfast nook or small .dinette Keep it waxed and highly polished. Tt never goes out of style because" it always looks well and can be worked into any color scheme. - 1, MPR 1 , Household Hint If you don't care for highly sea soned soup or stew, use a tea ball, put the flavorings in the ball and hold in the soup or stew long enough to get the desired flavor then remove. ' We Want 1,000 Hogs EVERY DAY! With the Highest Average Hog Market in twenty-two years, the grower is still entitled to every penny his hogs are worth. Montgomery is the only place in Central and South Alabama ' where hogs sell on their merits. The market is higher than any other market for all kinds with nice premiums for' high quality, well-bred hogs and for corn-fed hard hogs. I DON'T sacrifice your quality hogs in a market where they will not be appreciated. Sell them in . MONTGOMERY FIVE STRONtJ BONDED COMMISSION FIRMS to represent the grower in sorting and selling for the most they will , bring. No other market offers such a service. Get your hogs to the yard. as early as possible. Early arrivals get the most , attention . as they are not pushed for time. . Everything arriving up to 2:00 P. M. can be sold.. Hogs arriving after. 2:00 P. M. will be carried over to the next day.--.. MONTGOMERY "Your Bet Hog Market Day In, Day Out" ; We Want 1,000 Hogs Every . Day UNION CTO CKYA R D I , MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA Board of Economic Warfare Germany: Still economically formidable, little likelihood .of economic collapse, but past production peak. Japan: Definitely stronger than 1941 . in raw materials, major weakness in shipping ... and that means strength for defensive warfare. " Master Mysteries By ARTHUR HOERL li & have the esse all ready to hand ever to you before very long, Mr. Sands.' . 1 ' - ' "He - has something' up his' ura rueor. iBuwmS h wuw meex entirely," niaxe countered. brought the esost startling disela-"Mind if I have a cigarette : - CHAPTER yi S those who read Robin : Dale's report of the Mur-' dock case ' will remember. while we wait. eaDtaiaT . "Go to it, Dale." AD right. Where do you keep ttiemT" - . -: Wilfred Saads hed opes a ease with a smile. - Dale took one and smiled back. Finally Mrs. Stiles was announced. Therm wore a " sores of the final of the tragedy. The Daily Journal carried the complete story, emitting the important : part ft reporter himself played m the solution of the mystery, m the early morning oaitioas on Wednesdaf. - .'; ' iiw solmtlei) - -?"f been werked s out in the main a Monday light fat the library of Rabin Dale's apartment He Mat the night there alone w5 ad : and .teadL He . wrote down the actors in ttw tragedy and mo-tivea it would have been mora simple with fewer motives. . Then from the facts he knew and the tes-( timosies h had heard, Robin Dale made a careful summary of the opportunities f the various actor - to commit the deed. In addition, there was tho method by whieh the crime was done; (hat he arrived at . titajnation. i -.v ' : I , ',; rnmbwr of prehmioary owestlons . ... actors motive, opportunity etero paptatn Blax cam t a, md methods-there were the four awr " factors to be arrived at There "Mrs. Stiles," he asked finally, re plenty of each, but tt was like "were you very friendly with Jerry ib involved algebraic equation Murdoch!" . , . ; . shich had to be solved la order to , "Whyjwhy " Tha' auastioa ; ietormine ft unknown quantity, obviously embarrassed her. "No, which was the murderer. It be- 1 was aot" . mme , a thrilling game, during "Then there must have been which Dale cast the factor about soma reason for bis presence at iBke chessmen oar-a board, untfl your home." - ffeally the saswer stood out bold- She realised she was napped, v ly and dearly, Tbere were eertaia She would have been eithiir way obvious assumptions he hsd made, she answered Blake's leadi jgqnee-and these wen bona oat by Tues- tiwL She became noticeably moro :; day's happenbns even more deft agitated as she searched helptessly i 'tely than he had assumed. - . . for an answer; Finally the detoo. - wiia s pun or sausxacpen ae w eapaua spoae anu.. put dowa Q. B. D. under fte last !i "Tm aot trying to agitate or thing he had written and then set frighten yea, Mrs. E.J, buttberj a match to the sheets from the pad must have beea- some reason tor and watched them Cam up and inviting Mft Murdoch if it was not crinkle into black ash, frieadirip. ' It will be eaaler for Late in tv. forenaa a Tu." you to tea th truth' and it may be day, Robin XJe was at aeadquar- a great. btw to us. . Mr.-Forrest tors, h was qto Bmoftant for may V sklding someone, and if aim to hear what lira Grace Stiles s you'd want to help xoaerato would ay. Be -was surprised to him. wouldn't you?' find Wid f'Ms with Captala & giaaeed p-thetielly at Uujtnct Attorney fred Sands and Dele, hke a wi - "He insisted upoW coming to the party and I was afraid to refuse, him. Oncer before I wss married," she added - quickly, "I thought I loved Jerry Murdoek. I wasn't ashamed of it and was foolish, enough to write a lot of silly things to him. He still had the let-tors and held them over me. . Sat urdav nicht he brought them with Captain Blake. him. I wondered you didn't find "Yes, st ten minutes to two. I them in his room, and it has wor- remained long enough to arrange ried me." our affairs and to order him to - "The letters, tiien, have disap- "leave the house early the next eared Blaka mnarkod. - Hn timrniiir plained everything to her husband. As she finished he smiled down at her gently and patted her arm. v "I know about the-letters, dear. I bought them from Murdoek foi $10,000 in cash. We had arranged th matter Saturday afternoon." ' "Ttn you were in Murdoch's on Saturday night?" asked wen ou was w mugoocks boom ygnjttkWNiOKTt' . ASKO CKKM TU, W TBI MaaJKs m TMtt. tlttMMMtS UMM MSUGN1D ARRANGE OUtMA an v oaoBt MMn)iEAvt we Mouta -. H 11 ir3 n-, i i 7 Wm MWrW?? aatJrelr aewtaageatto th "And yon ga. Urn liO.000?" "In cash. Captain Blake." "Motives pus- . sha' metlvri" Date was mattering to himsell tt was after Gordon Stiles and his wife had left that Captaia Blaka brought up th missing $i0,0e for the money had not been found on the person of Murdoek or in the room he occupied. "Just . anothei puszlin' motive,. , captain but you can. elimniate it robbery wai not the motive. Ii I may suggest this, youll havt the murderer behind bars tonight 'As ifs worked out, youll nevek be able to prove except by tricking the If youH do this IU Victoriaides Recieve Awards Forty-eight 4-H Club Victori aides will receive special victory certificates this month for work in junior leadership in 1942. These awards will be made in connection with the achievement programs be ing held in all the 4-H Clubs in Geneva county this week. These Victoraides have done special work in addition to carrying out regular 4-H Club projects. This work consisted of visiting 4-H Club members in their own neigh borhoods and assisting them in their project work and also keep ing them up to date on special programs being carried on, such as collecting scrap, salvaging fats, buying bonds, farm organization work, etc. These. 4-H Victoriaides who will receive special certificates are list ed below: Dalton Ard, Hacoda; Herman Allen, Hidle; Dorsey Arn old, Slocomb; Alvie Avant, Haco da; Billy Averitt, Piney Grove; Carl Barley, Hidle ;Hoyt Beckham, Samson; McTillary Carpenter, Hacoda; Lewis Gene Bottoms, Hartford; Herbert Childs, Open. Pond; Glen Porter Davis, Fadette; Ken neth Dean, Kinsaul; Clayton Gale, Bullock; Maurice Griffin, Slocomb; Bobby Gene Harden, Hartford; Quillan Hall, Malvern; Clem Hall, Lowery; Fulton Harrison, Lowery; Athenian Holley, Piney Grove; David Hughes, Malvern; Roy Edward Hughes, Black; Bill Jacobs, Geneva, Rayford Hughes, Kinsaul; M. Z. Jones, Coffee Springs; Gerald Jones, Coffee Springs; Adolph Jones, Coffee Springs; Charles Kelly, , Samson; Jack Ketchum, Hartford; R. D. Kirkland, Fadette; Dick Lassiter, Fadette;. Casper Lee, Tate; Lincoln Lowery, Hacoda; Dewey Milton, Open Pond; Will Ed Norris. Hartford: Charles Paulk, Tate; Hubert Penuel, Ge neva; R. C. Powell, Geneva; Uleus Sasser, Malvern; J. I. Smith, Kin saul; Jack Spikes, Black; DelmaS Smith, Tate; James -Stephenson, Samson; James Sullivan, Hartford; Mack Vanlandinghanr, Slocomb; Billy Vickers, Geneva;. Billy Gene Vinson, Kinsaul ; John Womble, Tate; Marcus Woodham, Geneva. j. 1 IH.-M . Household Hint . Clothes that are kept clean wear longer than soiled ones. . So wash your clothes frequently or send them to a reliable dry cleaner as often as they are soiled. th mfltv nartar. . "I dWt lem. J"Jj",iw promise you rich results: Send out ed upon my going to his room. If fJ-I did that hoMomised to grrethom l0 Pperane of back to ma. -Instead, he started rne who was m or about th mmkmf lor to me, and that is -houon Saturday to appw when Diana entered ft room.. Sh to tmVoffic at eight tonight remained silent as to ft reason be- Then, v be sura jyour ... murdera cans sh was shielding me. She doesaV eape detail a man to sent inrout of ftTroom and said mry one of them at once, becauM aha would deal with him. All ah 2?" mor t em may resort t would toll me next morning was that he refused to gtv up ft letter.'.-Aa orderly entered and whis pered to Captaia Blaka. flight whan your order arrives. : Captain Blake knew Dale did not ask mis without reason, and it wu . so arranged. . Rohm Dal hurried to ft office Blake, lb v shook Dale's hand cordially and, on the verge of baring a tragi ' of coarse, asked what he thought secret Tnea. suddenly, sh deaf h eaA. - - cidd, tad spoke wift detormiaa- Tsa sure Captaia Elak will tian. amased look cam eve his fast- and sent th following anonymous ores. now to every on oi we persons "Show aim tar was all Bkk ordered to appear .befor Captsii said.' ' . Blak ftat night: ; la a few seconds Gordon Stiles . "Thr poHe knpwjito JkfM was ushered into ft room. . 'R7 Murdoek. 'A FRIEND." i"I understew he stopped rx me yea won brought her. Why i WhT m J-- was this doar he eoatinued, ad- aaswysw. now? Wkm ftecesM drewrtng himself to Captain Blake, ift aaMag bm mewasaa iMmti Blake felt th dehcaer ef th u jba aua& ni Am. a. ltauJitt ffef heatomt to xplain M woman what Mrs. Stiles had Just confideoV ah had thus far Jbeen sntelded.' Tn laoy sensea tms and eourageourhp took the matter out mt Caotaia Risk' haada mmJr mm. Mia'. WU mmU atm PROVIDENCE NEWS Charles Flamine, of Camp Ruck- er, was a week-end guest at the home of Harvey Cotton. G. L. Jones, of Panama City, Fla., was a visitor here during the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McDonald and family, formerly of Hartford, are now residents of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones and daughter, Willa Ruth, and Mrs. Astor Stewart and daughter, Earn-estine, spent Sunday in Bellwood with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bryan. Miss Edna Earl Williams was the guest of Miss Lillie Peak last Saturday night Ralph BuUington was a Sunday dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Jones. Miss Mary Bell McDonald spent some time last week with Miss Ora Lee Jones. Mrs. Astor Stewart and daughter and Mrs. Sam Jones and daughter called on friends near Coffee Springs Friday afternoon. Misses Fay Peak, Lillie Peak and Edna Earl Williams called on Miss Lucille Mcintosh Sunday afternoon. The quarterly conference, of the Coffee Springs district will meet at Providence church on Saturday, Jan. 9. Grady Sillivant and son, J. T., ' were visitors in Westville, Fla., on Wednesday. Mrs. Gordie Jones called on Mrs. Grady Sillivant Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Snuggs visited relatives in Pensacola, Fla,, last week. Mrs. Beatrice Jones visited at the home of her" brother; Tulie Gunter, on Friday. Household Hint . Do not soak woolen hose when laundering, but wash out quickly to prevent or reduce shrinkage. Gently : squeeze articles in warm suds, rinse in water of the same temperature, carefully pull hose into shape and let dry on a towel. Never place woolen garments to dry near artificial heat ; Household Hint ' Keep several sandwich spreads on hand mixed with seasonings and salad dressing, and you will be prepared for a snack, picnic or jiffy meal. SOLUTION TO The Muffled Shot By ARTHUR HOERL At 8 o'clock that Tuesday night Captaia Blake, District Attorney Wilfred Sands, and Robin Dale faced 'all those who had beea connected with the Murdoek ease. Sergeant Jardin stood at the office door, on guard. Captaia Blak gav Robin Dale the signal to speak. It had been arranged that the reporter . would havo th privilege of making the announcement that' would climax with the arrest of the murderer. Gordon and Grace Stiles stood near the window; not far from-them were Diana Amberson and Bertram Forrest (ho had been brought from tho Tombs); Duncan and Rita Kane ; sat together; Richard Quincy stood behind his wife's chair; Erie was there with the two other servants from the Stile household. . . . - - ; - Captain Blaka, and even tho district attorney, felt the tension as greatly as did those who had been called there that night" for neither of the officials knew what Robin Dale knew, t . "Sergeant Jardin, if you will call tWo officers and search everyone present you 'will find ten thousand dollars, or the greater part of that amount on tho person of the one who killed Jerry Murdoek!" There was a moment's utter silence and then a form made a leap for the door. It was a hopeless gesture for Jardin stood there and after-a moment of confusion he hui BJcaardQainey safely manacled.1 f-.f-vv-''.-;'::.-: "Search him, sergeant and you'll find you have th right man. You all received an anonymous note today There was a trick In that for the one with the guilty oonsoience would take his loot and attempt to escape' ,ec at least to bid it A detec tive followed Richard Quincy and prevented him from leaving on a westbound train. It is obvious that he had with him ten thousand dollars taken from the body of Jerry Murdoek. Without that only possible proof of his guilt he might have escaped any .effort of the police to pin the murder upon him. "And, yet he was obviously the guilty man. The doped water affected his wife and not him; the dope was put into Mr. Forrest's caraffe the following morning, otherwise it would also havo been in the tumbler ho drank from the night before; and at that same time the automatic was placed in the travel- . ing bag. It was probably during the confusion following the discovery of the murder. . f :-Then, the footprints in the - snow. The lower door was first unlatched, then passing onto the ' balcony from -his own room, after the drugged water had taken effect, the shot was fired . and : Quincy let himself down over the balcony, walked backwards carefully to the walk . and. then entered the -house again. The picture of the footprints show a slur at the heel . and not at the toe as is made when walking forward in snow." The motive he did not explain then for the sake of Dolores Quincy. He discussed that later with Blake and Wilfred Sands. ' "You heard Quincy admit to hi wife that he knew the truth of .her relations with Murdoek and yet Duncan explained that the murdered man had always kept it secret Quincy found it out and took his revenge and was going to usutkennoney to enlarge the Dolores Tea Room - when that ' anonymous . note raised hob with his conscience."

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