The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama on March 23, 1941 · 5
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The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama · 5

Selma, Alabama
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Sunday, March 23, 1941
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THE SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL, SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1941 FLORIDA CAMP GROWING FAST New England Troops Add To Big Population Of Blanding CAMP BLANDING, Fla., March 22 (Special) Well, were living in quite a large city now with the 43rd Division, from the New England States, moving in every day. The population of Camp Blanding Is swelling by leaps and bounds By April were supposed to be the fourth largest city in Florida, and Florida has quite a few 'villages In its borders. Is Butch Bryant being kidded? Hes the Company Clerk and the man who makes out the monthly payroll. Hes the guy who -fusses and-fumes about the war we sign our names. Well, if a man doesnt sign his name exactly as it is on the records, he Is a broke Soldier on payday. So Sgt-"Butch Bryant is the only man in Company C that wont be paid April the first! After all his "eain-raising he signed his own name wrong. On Sunday mornings a very Impressive practise is being carried out. The Regimental Band marches to each company street and the men who are planning to attend church that morning fall lit behind and all march together to church. By the time the Church is reached, quite a crowd is marching behind the band and it makes a very impressive scenp. The 167th Is very lucky in having the Chaplain that it does. Lt. Richard D. Wolcott, of Talladega, Alabama, is a very fine man and is doing the Regiment a great job in his capacity as chaplain. A boy in the army will do maiy strange things. To prove my point, theyll go so far as to swap letters! Girls, they are really doing that thing, so, be careful and dont tell two soldiers the same thing. The first thing you know both of them will be in on your "closely guard'1 ed secret. Another thing, if you dont want your pictures facing the wall, write the fellows, for on days that they dont get the expected letters, they surely will turn your pictures around. 1941 - SOUTHEASTERN LEAGUE SCHEDULE - 1941 GADSDEN, ANNISTON. MONTGOMERY.. SELMA- JACKSON. MERIDIAN. - MOBILE. PENSACOLA. MOBILE May 10-11 June 16-17 July 17-18 Aug. 2-3 Aug. 13-14 May 19-20-21 June 18-19 July 19-20 Aug. 15-16-17 May 5-6 May 22-23 June 20-21-22 July 28-29-30 May 7-8-9 May 24-25 July 15-15-16 July 31, Aug. 1 June 6-7 July 2-3 Aug. 29-30-31 April 30, May 1-2 June 8-8-9 June 30, July 1 Aug. 18-19 GAME April 18-20 May 3 June 2-3-14 July 4(d)-ll-13 Aug. 27 PENSACOLA May 19-20-21 June 18-19 July 19-20 Aug. 15-16-17 May 10-11 June 16-17 July 17-18 Aug. 2-3 Aug. 13-14 May 7-8-9 May 24-25 July 15-15-16 July 31, Aug. 1. May 5-6 May 22-23 June 20-21-22 July 28-29-30 June 8-8-9 June 30, July 1 Aug. 18-19 April 24-25-26 June 6-7 July 2-3 Aug. 29-30-31 April 17-19 May 4 Julie "'4-5-15 July 4(n)-10-12 Aug. 28 JULY 14 Denotes Sunday Games Cotton Comforts Aid Curtailment Slated Announcement that the national defense program will make use of large supplies of cotton, and that the program under which cotton comforts were offered to many families will be curtailed and cut out in many cases entirely, was made Saturday. Receipt of the announcement from Miss Eta McGaugh, State Home Demonstration Agent, was acknowledged by Miss Dorothy Hixson, H p m e Demonstration Agent. Miss Hixson said that mattresses also would be curtailed under the program. Order hag been placed for tick in and cotton sufficient for 4,400 mattresses, but it is not known in what quantity the mattresses can be expected to be made in Dallas County. It was stated by Miss McGaugh that orders received at Washington will be taken care of BY MRS. 3. W. DENNARD Before leaving my grandfathers home, I will tell you about his Smoke-house, his orchard and garden. It would have done your heart good to take a peep into this smoke-house and see the long rows of hams, bacon and sausage suspended from the cross pieces, while from the ground arose the fumes from piles of hickory wood. I couldnt begin to tell you how many hogs were slaughtered, but All the people who think theyre paid what theyre worth 5:ould hold a convention in an upper berth. WASHDAY IS EVERY DAY MY ! HOW they rub and scrub in this place ! Cloverleaf Creamery keeps everything so shiny and spotless its like being surrounded by rrrors. And theyre not satisfied with ONE washing, but they make those bottles go through hot water many times. Wish youd come visit our home. Then youd know why Cloverleaf Grade A! Pasteurized Products have so many satisfied customers. CLOVERLEAF CREAMERY GRADE A PASTEURIZED PRODUCTS Jg&Sr The average personal Loan borrower gives a deep sigh of relief the moment he has paid his bills and tossed his load of worry away from him. A Personal Loan is easy to repay on out convenient terms. Any responsible person with a steady income is eligible. The Gifg National Bank of Selma. Alabama I do know the smoke-house sufficed for plantation purposes and home, while barrels of hams were loaded on the boat to be sent to the children, and much was given to the needy. Grandfather also had a large herd of sheep which furnished the wool for the nice warm clothing for the plantation. My grandmother, who was an invalid for many years, must have had a very accurate eye, for with just the height of the person and the size of the waist, she sat up in bed and cut coat and pants which fitted perfectly. Every Peach That Grew If you could have visited the orchard you would have found every peach that grew in that day as well as applesi but no pears as they were brought down from Blount County in wagon-loads and easily bought. Peaches, when In season, and cream, graced the table every day and those Indian peaches; what good pickles and preserves they made! After the preserves were cooked the big stone jars were kept In the hot sunshine for days for them to mellow. Sacks of dried peaches and apples filled the pantry and those never-to-be-forgotten brandy peaches. Many huge jars, filled with them, also were kept in the pantry and grandmother had to keep the key for grandfather said he couldn't stay out of them. Just a word about the yard and garden: white and purple lilacs :.nd coses galore grew in the yard b.ut not content wRh that they mist needs invade the garden and flaunt their beauty and perfume in the faces of the lowly vegetables which were fulfilling their destiny in their humble way, serving the material needs. However, the grounds looked like a walled city, for it was laid off in rows crossing each other at right angles. And these avenues were kept scrupulously clean. Each vegetable family had a square or block to itself and when ou came to the strawberries they had two or three blocks. The garden herbs and scup-pernong trellises occupied two squares. Delicious Incense , How delicious was the incense that arose from rosemary, thyme, tansy'and sage. Fragrant memories of the olden days are thesei It sounds like modern times to speak of a highway but there it was, running in front of our house connecting Selma and Montgomery. As I have aald, along this highway plied the stage-coach line which dally conveyed passeng j and mail. The well stood outside the yard, not far from the road, so it was a favorite place for the drivers to stop for water and refresh themselves, as my grandfather, Anthony Minter, held many a chat with the fares. - The highway traveled due west and In a mile you cam to Aunt Pollys home. She was grandfathers sister, Mary, who married Jason Gardner. Her home, like grandfathers, had for its foundation heart timbers of the virgin pines which grew over the place. The mantels and wainscoting were of solid maple. So substantial was the house that it Is intact today. Aunt Polly had a number of children, Louisa (Goff); Anna Powell (Mrs. Phillip Weaver); Virgil who married Margaret Ayletts; Garland (unmarried); Mary Ann (Wyckoff); Maria Elisabeth (Chandler); Rebecca (Mrs. Bartholomew Smith); John and Martha, who died young. Colony Formed Several of these children formed g little colony, building right around the curve of the road which now comprises our mail route. Right at the curve of the roed overlooking the Alabama river, was the home of Rebecca, whose hus-b a n d, Bartholomew also was' known as Batt. Rebecca as a girl was very popular, loving life and people, so she often entertained large crowds. On one occasion she had 30 couples coming from all directions, some from across the river, some from Selma, and they didnt have any flying machines nor autos and paved roads. But they got there. Some had to or-ss thg river as beBt they could, while those from Selma, (just picture lt If you can,) had to drive through mushy Beach Creek, which had no bridge, and -then face Blue Girth swamp. It was considered a find piece of engineering vhen it was discovered that it could be made more passable by laying logs or poles in the bottom to keep the traveler from sinking out of sight. This was called by the euphonious name of corduroy road. But guests braved all this and attended Rebeccas party. I must tell you -"about one of AUjit Pollys slaves, who was real loyalty. He happened to be among a group-captured In Africa. He was the son of an African king and the captain was offered his weight in gold for his return but no ransom was "high enough to induce the captain to expose himself to such a risk. There are still a good many de-seendents of these pioneers of whom I write scattered through Dallas County and a few in Autauga, and in Selma. Mrs. Fred Coleman is the granddaughter of Lou-Isann Minter Norris. TWO ALTO MISHAPS Police reported two Collisions in the city In the past twenty-four hours Involving cars. In one of which a negro, Willie McDowell, was struck when he is said to have walked into the right front fender of a car driven by W. H. Reed, 310 Edgemont, Montgomery. The accident occurred at 7:15 p. m. Friday as Reed was reported to be making an east turn off Broad at Dallas. Cars driven by Max Tepper, and Hooper Wilson, of 106 Sto Phillips street, collided earlier in the day Friday at King and Parkman Avenue. Damage was slight. Conference Set At Huntingdon College MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 22 Young people and their leaders will gather from all parts of Alabama and West Florida, March 27-29, for a Leisure Time Conference conducted by E. O? Harbin a,t Huntingdon College. The Conference will be held under the auspices of the Methodist Youth of the Ala bama and North Alabama Conferences, but many leaders of other denominations will attend. Mr. Harbin is a nationally knpwn leader of recreation and has written several books on the subject including Phunology and the new Fun Encyclopedia. He will be remembered pleasantly by the young people of both Conferences because of his attendance upon the Young Peoples Assemblies and his -leader ship at a similar Conference two years ago in Auburn. The program will consist of folk songs and games, outdoor games and stunts .training in the techniques of recreation leadership, and discussion of various ijobbies. Among the latter will be a discussion on puppetry led by Mrs. John C. Carter of Montgomery, an hour on radio broadcasting conducted by Shelly Helms of WSFA and other interesting leisure-time activities. Vespers will be conducted by Rev. D. C. Whitsett and Rev. Herschel T. -Hamner. All registrations should be in (jot later than March 26th. and sent to Miss Louise Long, 209 Shepherd Building, Montgomery, Ala. Further information will be sent on request. Bunnelle Is Given Top Position With APs London Bureau Two Students Make Perfect Averages At Hi School Here ATLANTA, March 22 W Robert Bunnelle, former Atlanta staff writer for the Associated Press, is now acting chief of the APs London bureau. Bunnelle took charge yesterday when Bureau Chief Hugh Wagnon left for the United States. Responsible for the momentous job of reporting the Nazis spring blows at Britain, Bunnelle is aided by an. office force of 29 Americans and Britons. Among these are 11 American editors and writers, including Eddy Gilmore, former reporter for the Atlanta Journal. Bunnelle went tff London In the spring of 1939, after eight years In the Atlanta bureau, and has been at the British capital since. Twice he and Mrs. Bunnelle now the only American AP wife remaining in London have been almost literally blown from bed by bomb blasts that forced them to seek new living quarters. He joined the AP in 1931 after several years of work on newspapers. including the Asheville (N. C.) Times. Virginia Thompson and James Longcrier, with a perfect average of 100 each, tied for top honors in high scholastic standing at Parrish High School for the six weeks iod just closed. Others making the Honor Roil were as follows: Clara Fay Wal ker, 98; Aline Adams, 97.75; Glendine Wilson, 97.75; Marjorie Moorer, 97.75; Mary Elizabeth Williamson, 97,75; Alice May-field, 96; Marjorie Gibson, 96; Will-etta Spinks, 96; Ann Elkins, 95; Joan Leva, 95; Herndon. Vaughan, 95; Jean Taccone, 95. Leone Skinner, 95; Natelle Bendersky, 95; Alan Eagle, 95. FOR SALE A limited quantity of Cooks 144 Cotton Seed bred by McQueen Smith Farming Company, staple average 15-16 and better, turn out 35.691. Pnrity tn ex- cess of 98, germinatidh 94. Seed have been carefully selected. In three bushel sack cleaned, $1.00 per bnshel treated and delinted, $1.25 per bushel. Cleaned and treated, $1.15 bushel. Cleaned only, $1.00 bnshel. Also, a limited quantity of Coker Clevewilt Cotton Seed, staple average 15-16 and better, turn out 39.3. 'Purity tn ex--cess of 98, germination 92. Seed have been carefully selected. In three bushel sack cleaned. $1.00 per bnshel. Cleaned and treated, $1.15 bnshel. Crib selected Pure Whatleys Super Prolific Seed Corn, germination and purity guaranteed in excess of 95. 100 pound sack, $3.00, All prices f.o.b., our farm. . T. K. FEED & SEED COMPANY Box 84 Selma, Ala. Phones: 452 County 6041 The most uselessthing on Barth Is an airplane. - A Big D.K.fbomU- only by PsnH-CoUlWtf!L AMERICA S BIGGEST NICKEL'S WORTH Authorized BottJen.CNvna of Local Bottisr to ho inserted hereF . Pepsi-Cola Is Made Only by Pepsi-Cola Company Long Island City, New York Authorized Bottler Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., of Selma, Ala. m Dont Spend Sleepless Nights Worrying Most of lifes worries are about little bills and obligations. But theres no need of worrying. Arrange for a loan with us to clear all of those small obligations at one time, repay In small monthly payments, and see how relieved youll be. Selma Financing & Loan Company My Friends: 0 I wish to thank each of you for your generous patronage during my connection with the Dixie Overland service on Broad St. I AM NOW OPERATING THE Gulf Pride Station IN CLANTON, ALABAMA and will greatly appreciate the privilege of serving you any time you happen to be in Clanton. BUDDY COOK wafts Getting right down to it, one reason why you get as much as 10 to 15 more "miles per gallon from a 1941 Fireball Buick with Compound Car-buretion is that this engine is supplied with more air. For it is a mixture of gasoline and air that gives you power. A single carburetor, no matter how many jets it bas, can handle only so much air. But two carburetors that function as needed, as is the case in Compound Carburetion, can meet any fuel-supply need from low-speed to heavy-power use and always provide a well-balanced mixture. They can double the air supply as well as the gasoline feed and thats some thing you cant do in any single-carburetor car. . So Compound Carburetion gets as much as 800 miles for the gas-cost of 700 in earlier Buicks of the same size. It also provides a walloping big bank of reserve power, which means an up and-at-em lift and surge thats nothing short of thrilling to experience. And you can have Compound Carburetion, you know, on any 1941 Buick its only a few dollars extra on the swell big Special pictured here, and standard equipment on all other models. But Buick Yet KXKMPIAK OP I . MO TOCS VAIUC for the Business , Coupe delivered at Flint , Mick. White sidewall tins, state tax, optional equipment and accessories extra. Prices subject to change without notice. MORGAN BROS. MOTOR COMPANY GREEN AND ALABAMA STREETS SELMA, ALABAMA WHIN BfTTM AUTOMO tills All BUIIT SUICK WIU THUS I

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