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Corsicana, Texas
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The Semi-Weekly Morning . local, itate and world news luto thousand* of rural homes In Navarro and surrounding counties twice each week. Every worthwhile Item of news from every point U thoroughly covered. EEKLY J Home of the Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Morning light U FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE . fifty Years of Servico The* Seml-Weokly Morning Light has been an outstanding progressive newspaper, working for the advancement of the rural 1 communities of Navarre and adjacent counties for more than fifty years. Its success In oound up with tho growth of Rural life. VOL. LIL CORSICANA, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1939.—TEN PAGES NO. 122. OPTIMISTIC FO FRANK MURPHY WAS ADMINISTERED OATH ATTORNEY GENERAL RETIRING GOVERNOR MICH- SUCCEEDS CUM- Murphy's Rise Really Started When Roosevelt 'Adopted' Him v- 'MINGS IN CABINET •• WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. ._ ..... Murphy, 451 retiring governor of Michigan, became attorney leral of the United States Koclay in a simple ceremony [in President. Roosevelt's Istudy. ' Justice Stanley Reed administered the oath In the presence of President Roosevelt, Vice-Presi dent Garner, other high govern "••".eminent • officials and relatives --! and .-fcfends of the new cabinet r'cVUtene/ The . red-haired Murphy is one vof the youngest men ever named ™o government's chief law officer. He succeeds Homer Cummings of . Conneetleut, who retired today to return to the private practice of law. • Attending the ceremony were a brother, Judge George Murphy of the recorder's court of Detroit a position once held by the new cab- Inent member; a sister, Mrs. Marguerite Teahan who serves as his hostess (Murphy is a bachelor) . and some close friends. Others present. Included Seere rles ' Morgenthau, Woodring, kes, Hopkins and Wallace, Chair- an Jesse H. Jones of the Re- instruction Finance Corporation, Ir. and Mrs. Cummings, Solicitor Beneral Robert H. Jackson, Assistant Attorney general Thufman Arnold, and Senator Ashurst (D- Arlz.) '•and Rep. Sumners (D-Ter) chairman of the senate and house Judiciary committee, respectively. Used Old Family Bible. In administering the oath, Jus- Reed used an old Murphy Bible. • fSiiblc, ; Vhlch friends salu |i; ; had bren reading for an Each day, carried this Injbn: "dear Frank from mama on he graduated (from nmar school) June 26, 1908. Murphy told'reporters that he considered "particularly appropriate these days" the text used in the ceremony. He referred to the fourth and fifth verses, chapter 11, of the Book of Isaiah. It read: "But he shall judge the poor See MURPHY, Page 9 Ten^olent ~ Deaths On First )ay New Year 2.—<ffV-The en- Into Texas was violent deaths of zens. At least 40 Injured, four ser- Idents. ;ig, young Univer- n student who ) to earn his tui- irles from a down- here. deaths of Harry whose body was garage at San An- I by his side, were .eaths reported which to automobile ac- Bre than one person was n any single crash, but persons were hurt in a col- pbn near Jacksboro. Irs. : Manda Pelton of Coahoma 3d In an automobile col- •i.Big Spring last night.. DETROIT, Jan. 2.— (IP)— Thin, red-haired Frank Murphy, who was named as successor to At- :orney General Cummings, has been in politics in Michigan some 10 years before his name became known nationally. His rise to prominence seems to date from tho time He attracted the attention of Franklin D. Roosevelt when Roosevelt was governor of New York and Murphy was mayor of Detroit. Helped The Needy. In the turbulent days of 19301933, Murphy was trying to whittle Detroit's $400,000,000 debt. He was reorganizing Detroit's social service — instituting several reforms similar to those to be set up later under social security by President Roosevelt. Auto plants were shutting down, banks were closing, relief rolls were growing. Murphy called on Washington to help; caro of the unemployed, ho insisted, was a national problem. In May, 1933, after Roosevelt had become President, Murphy resigned as mayor to accept a Roosevelt appointment as Governor General of tho Philippines. f He had been in the Philippines three years when, in 1930, he was called back. Elections were coming up and Democratic leaders figured that Murphy-for-Governor would help carry Michigan. Murphy won. He scarcely had :aken office on January 1, 1937, when a sit-down strike in Flint naugurfted a series of labor trou- Dles that beset his administration. Amidst a clamor that the Bit- downers be evicted, Murphy held out against bloodshed. He finally brought about peaceful settlement of the strike. But critics .have said ever since that ho did not know tho importance of property rights. Bed, Then and Now After a witness before the Dies committee had testified fv >nt M phy "countenanced comumnist activity, ' Murphy replied, "They called me 'Red' as a boy and they call me 'red' now." Last November ho was defeat- ACCIDENTS CAUSED NEAR TWO HUNDRED DEATHS INNEtf YORK AUTOMOBILE CRASHES RE- SUITED IN BY FAR GREATER NUMBER OF DEATHS (By The Associated Press.) Accidents caused at least 193 deaths in tlie first two days of the nation's 1939 New Year celebration. A generally saner-than- usual observance indicated that the total toll would be substantially less than that of the throe-day Christmas celebration a week ago, when more than 500 persons died violently. Automobile crashes resulted in more than 150 fatalities. Fire drownlngs, hmocldes, asphyxla- tions and plane crackups account ed for most of tho rest. The number of suicides was largo—as usual. Depressed Instead of exhilarated by tho seasonal festivities, 14 persons—nine men and five women—killed themselves In the New York mctropoll- Frank Murphy ed for re-election after a campaign largely concerned with his labor record. He's a bachelor—says he never found time to marry. He's a v,T"ke'', t^j>: rarely finrVs U-i-r. to play, though when he does he plays hard. Likes to ride, and play golf, but his golf Is not so good. Enjoys the theater, likes Katherlne Cornell especially. OIL COMPANY MAKES CUT IN PRICE OIL PURCHASED TEXAS TWELVE CE~NTS PER BARREL CLIPPED FROM NORTH TEXAS AREAS PRICES TULSA, Okla., Jan. 2.— (/P)— The Bell Oil and Gas company announced today a reduction of 12 cents a barrel In the price of crude oil It purchases in the Burkburnett and Red Riverbed areas of North Texas. The reduction Is effective at 7 a. m. tomorrow. Starting at 67 cents for crude of 28 to 28.9 gravity, the new postings range upward at a two-cent differential to 91 cents for 40 gravity and above. The company purchases about 2,400 barrels dally from about 1,200 stripper wells in the area. In a statement accompanying the announcement, J. P. Dyer, manager of the crude oil department of the company, said the reduction wai caused by "large refining losses caused by constantly decreasing prices for refined products and gasoline price wars." The company announced to Us producers it would store crude on See OIL PRICE, Page" 10 KATE DEPARTMENT DEVELOPING 'OLICY TOWARD 'BAD NEIGHBORS' AS WELL AS THE GOOD NEIGHBORS Delegates Name New Committee For AAA Program Delegates from the thlrteeen communities In Navarro county Saturday afternoon elected a now Navarro county AAA committee to direct the 1939 crop program, A meeting of the new county committee is scheduled to be held at the court house Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Plans for the ensuing year will doubtless be outlined at that meeting. The committee elected Saturday afternoon Is Roy R. Keeling, Richland, chairman; T. M. Scwell, Blooming Grove, vice chairman, and R. V. Davis, Dawson, member. The old committee was George W. Boyd, Corsicana, chairman; J. O. Harrison, Dawson, vice-chairman, and John T. Kyser, Kerens. Alternates elected Saturday for the county committee wore W. C. Wasson and of Kerens. tan area alone. Among them was Dr. Henry Steil, 67-year-old dentist from Livingston Manor, N. Y., who shot himself to death in a Times Square hotel as 1,000,000 revelers in the streets below hailed the advent of 1930. Most tragic single accident was the plunge of a heavily loaded GARNER PLACED IN STRATEGIC POSITION IN NEWJONGRESS MAY EASILY BE LINKED V'lTII SUCCESS OR FAILURE FOR LEGISLATION By W. B. RAOSDALE WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. Editor Retires automobile Into Greenville, Ala. creek near Seven of eight persons on a family outing were drowned. More than a score lost their lives in fives. Five were fatally burned in Rumford, Mo., hotel and See ACCIDENTS, Pago 10 HEAVY GAIN LIVES SHOP FROM SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN TEXAS DEATH TOLL~FROM TRAFFIC IN 1938 TOTALLED 1579 BUT UNDER 1937 — (fP) —The general recognition of the power which John Nance Garner will wield in the now congress puts the Vice President in a spot where he may become an easy target. The situation had developed in such a way that the democrats might be said to lwvt> throe lead- era In congress—Bnrkk-y In tho senate, Raylmrn In the house, and Garner in a strategic position In both chambers. In a sense, this has been true for six years, but It Is becoming widely accepted here that Garner's position ban been vastly strengthened by the last election. Anything approaching official recognition of this power easily may link Garner In the public mind with the success or failure of the administration program in congress. It tics to him a certain responsibility for what congress does, a situation in which no vice president has been put in the past, The visit paid the Texan by Secretaries Wallace and Hopkins on one day was a sure token of he official understanding of tho state of affairs. Nor was there any great effort to keep tholr visits secret. Wallace and Hopkins, like Garner, do not shut their eyes to situations. If they wanted to find out what they might expect from congress in the way of farm legls- ation, relief, or the confirmation of Hopkins as secretary of commerce, they would, go to a man who knows. And Garner might be iSK'imed tiJ"kt>oW'.'•• • •'• • • * • His office has been thronged with the sharpest political minds n congress since his return from Texas lust month, His senatorial friends have visited him. House members of varying decree have John P. Boughan, 78, veteran market editor of the Associated Press at Chicago, has retired on pension after 56 years as a newspaperman. Boughan was tho oldest Associated Press employe hoth in ago and years of active service. AUSTIN, Jon. 2.- pollco have closed •<SpU— State their 1938 death book and show a gain of 23 per cent In the encounter between mnn and vehicle. As a result there are 404 motorists and pedestrians alive in Texas today who—had the previous year's record boon continued —would be dead. The. 1938 death Lacy Garrett, both -By CHARLES P. NTJTTEH WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—(/P)— The" state department rapidly Is '• developing a policy toward "bad i neighbors" to supplement the '."good neighbor policy" of American diplomacy. ' t " The new doctrine has not yet been fully perfected but its broad ' .outlines^ were charted In recent weeks By uncompromising United 'States action against Germany and Japan. President Roosevelt's message l to cbngress Wednesday, in the .opinion pf many students of International affairs, will give further body to the new policy. So far It has been manifest by these nine developments; 1. Return of Ambassador Hugh Wilson, from Germany following /in 1 outburst of antl-semltic meas- luras which President Roosevelt illed "almost unbelievable." 2. A demand that Germany 'provide, assurances Americans there would not be bothered be- 10 -ql their race or creed, and assurances American hold- Austrian obligations would money from Germany. , •*,«-"Tejmkfr Of Germany's •roteat against Secretary leUes Enunciation of dictatorships, In- itudlng a Hat refusal to apolo- ,for Jokes' remarks. Initialing of ft new trade agreement with Turkey (which lies In the path of Germany's trade expansion Into the Balkans), and study of new credit to Latin America in challenge to German and Italian commercial Inroads. Protests to Japan 5. A long series of protests to Japan over damage to .American rights In China, property losses there, discrimination of various kinds, and finally a demand that Japan keep open the treaty door of equal opportunity in China. 6. This was accompanied by an extension of $25,000,000 commercial credits to China, and the summoning home 'of Ambassador Nelson T. Johnson. He will reach here soon to tell Mr. Roosevelt whether China can continue to resist Japan's Invasion. 7. Insistence that Italy keep hands off American rights and interests which might be discriminated against because of their race or creed. 8. Prolonged presidential conferences with the principal ambassadors in Europe, out of which already has grown *»• stronger tone toward." '.vwtjr'jreaklng nation* and a deoi»ion to strengthen American defenses swiftly. 9. Government donation of IRREGULARITIES IN ELECTIONS REFERRED TO IN JURY CHARGE NEW GRAND JURY EMPAN- NELED MONDAY BY DISTRICT JUDGE WAYNE HOWELL Felony gambHr 1 . 0 ; disorderly houses, and rumors of alleged election Irregularities In last summer's election occupied most of the charge to the new grand jury empanelled Monday morning by District Judge Wayne R. Howell. Discussing the rumors of election irregularities, Judge Howell said he did not say there was any truth In the rumors, and continued: "If you feel there are sufficient rumor and gossip to cast a shadow on the purity of the ballot In Navarro county, investigate," ho advised, and further stated that the "truth should come out," and then addfd that when the public has no confidence in tho purity of the ballot, a bad reputation exists. He concluded his remarks on that subject after advising the grand jury to uso its own judgment In the matter, with the statement that "the ballot is the most sacred right we enjoy in this country," where tho ballot of th« humblest citizen counts as much as the one cast by the president dropped business In. So mon, have politicians, ranchers and lawyers from odd corners of the country. Understands Situation. Garner, of course! Is not unmindful of the fact that the whirl of events which has brought him Into the publicized center of the congressional pool carries responsibilities which easily- might sink the presidential boom his friends are trying to float. But Garner is a practical man, a party maan, and he. thinks of patriotism as a reality. A public official came to, him. once want- of the United States. After administering the oath to the probers, the court referred to the now officials taking office including Charles T. Banister, criminal district attorney, and his assistants, Seton Holsey and Leroy Barlow: R. A. Caldwell and E. B. Dawson, district clerk 9..1ft : Sce_,QBANp. JURY,_Pag6 10 UUUlll 1UBU LU 4,Uli> JJClnUlIn, uul, remained far under tho 1937 all- time high mark of 2,043 dead. Strict supervision over reckless and speeding drivers, educational work, engineering and public opinion performed the feat, said Homer Garrison, Jr., public safety director, who had ordered Texas highway patrolmen concentrated at points where death had successfully stalked most of its victims In 1937. Christmas holidays were seized with discouraging weather conditions which vaulted the death figures to an estimated 30 persons, hut unofficial returns for tho month of December showed a drop of 65 under that month of the previous ye«r when 230 Texas travelers were killed* Lower Speeds .Aid. Lowered speeds and morn alertness on the. part of. drivers, Director Garrison pointed out, brought about a decrease of 1,180 among the year's Injured. Tho total Injury, .group . Included 14,994 persons, .many of thorn never to walk again, the. reports stated. A stronger driver's. . license law made effective. In late 1937 was given credit in the safety march for removing three per cent of permit applicants from behind steering wheels. A month by month comparison of the two years— 1937 and 1038— revealed death reductions every See GARNER, Page 10 Hit and Run Auto Seriously Injures Ellis County Man , ... . i • . . . . Buck Bates, between 88 and 70 years old, beliovod to bo a resident of Bardwell, • Ellis, county, is in a serious condition at the Navarro Clinic as .a result of being struck by an automobile while walking alnng. Highway 75 near the HUlcreat .Filling Station about 11:30 Sunday night. Ho was broiiftht to Corsicana In a Suthorland^McCammon ambulance. Attending; .physicians said Bates had two severe. . head Injuries and was st|lj ..suffering from concussion about noon Monday. Ho was also suffering from numerous bruises and abrasions. According to information ro- ceivod by city officers, Bates was struck by an 'automobile' that did not stop after tho Impact, They reported their efforts to Intercept the car were 'Unsuccessful. Hospital attaches Said Bates was believed to have a sister living near Emhouso • but efforts to Innntn hn»* hnd ' fin+' Vippn Rllpp.nss- See SAFETY, 'Page 9 f ul. TWO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVADED iWHITE HOUSE DURING NEW YEAR EVE SCAVENGER HUNT WASHINGTON,'.. Jan. 2.— (IF)— An uninvited, young woman attempted to gajn admission to the White House today while secret service agents sought to fix responsibility for tho Intrusion of two high school pupils into the executive mansion Saturday night. Today's visitor, accompanied by a man, walked to the front porch after being shown the executive offices. She was hurrying toward the front door when a policeman stopped her. The woman, about 20 years old, threatened to bite the officer and her escort made efforts to restrain her, A secret service agent took her across the street to tho treasury headquarters for questioning. The officers did not disclose the woman's name, but said she was from New Jersey and apparently was on her way to Florida fop hfll" hftRlth. v Officials said Frank J, Wilson, secret service chief, and others were Investigating the Saturday night Incident to determine whether disciplinary measures should be taken. They said Joseph Measel and Beatrice White, 1(1 years old, who woro on a New ear's Eve "scavenger hunt," walked Into tho executive mansion and obtained autographs from tho President and Mrs, Roosevelt. Those being questioned today included White Houso policemen, colored doormen, ushers and sec- rot service agents, A factor in their favor, uomo officials said, was that Secretary Morgenthau, a White House New Year's Eve guest, had Informed those on duty as he entered the mansion that ho expected his young son and daughter and some of their friends to arrive IfttB. ' • - ' " Three New State Officials On Job First Time Today AUSTIN, Jan. 2— OT—Three new state officials were on their jobs today for the first time. They wore 31-year-old Gerald Munn, new occupant of the $10,000 a year attorney general's job; Jerry Sadler, who will draw $7,000 annually aa one of three members of the railroad commission, and Land"Commissioner Bascom Giles, whose annual salary will be $0,000. Each brought with him a number of new employes, who disregarded the holiday and betfan ac- ijua>iiling themselves wlUt L'lelr varied duties. Giles, convSidsWng from pneumonia, wont' be able to spend full time at his office for about two weeks. Sadler indicated additional railroad commission personnel changes would be made this week. Twenty-three job abolitions and 27 changes had been announced. Lon Smith became the commission chairman under the agency policy of rotating that honor. The new legislature will convene one week from tomorrow and Governor-Elect W. Lon O'Daniel and Lieutenant Governor-Kloct Coke Stevenson will ho •Inaugurated on the following Tuesday. IMMEDIATE CLASHES ARE PREDICTED OVER RELIEF AND DEFENSE NEW SESSION OF CONGRESS WILL CONVENE AT NOON ON TUESDAY Continued Expansion Is Anticipated Corsicana Business For New Year By CHAIlLTON- GUNTEn Dully Sun Staff Controlled optimism and numerous evidences of plans for a more determined and consistent campaign of expansion of influence as well as a more co-operative : spirit, individually and collectively, were the outstand'^ ing characteristics of Corsicana business as it collected today the final figures on the old year of 1938 and prepared to start, with a relatively clean slate in 1939loiL Tuesday morning. is.. In most instances leaders in almost every line '.'d£ business frankly admitted their 1938 volume fell slightly behind the totals for the preceding year of 1937 but there was no evidence of pessimism. Records for trie first six months of the past year accounted for Wie difference in comparative figures in almost every case. * Significant Evcntgi- A number of significant events woro recorded during the year of 1938 that will play Important parts In tho commercial and cultural life of the community i and county. One of the events of great Interest to the city of Corsloana proper was the completion of ar-» rangcments for tho construction of the new addition to the plant of tho junior high, school. Thfl unit Is now rapidly nearing completion and will be ready in ample time for uso during tho second semester starting late In' PROSPEROUS YEAR IS INDICATED FARMERS IN NAVARRO COUNTY AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS LOOKING FORWARD 1939 WITH OPTIMISM By JOHN BUNCH Dally Sun Stuff With an income of over $3,717,000 from cotton and the government conservation program and many thousands of dollars additional from tho sale of other products tho farmers of Navarro county have Just closed a prosperous yoar and are looking forward to ^.939 wllh «<.n ui'.tlml.iUo frame of mind. The farmers of tho county had almost a normal income in 1938 despite the heavy reduction in cotton acreage and production. Prior, to December 13 there had icon 52,857 bales of cotton ginned n the county. For this they received an average of 8.25 cents per pound or $2,145,000. Seed 'rom the cotton brought at least (420,000 and they received $1,102,945.02 for complying with (he WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.— (ffy— Immediate clashes over relief and defense policies were in prospect today as members of congress began assembling for a crucial session, which will put President Roosevelt's leadership to new tests. Vice President Garner and Speaker Bankhead will call the session to order at noon tomorrow. The president will deliver his annual message Wednesday, and the battle will be on. Even before th° ''"'Nial opening, however, members of the strengthened Republican minority were demanding a reorganization of WPA activities and were urging caution in developing o.n armament program, Democratic loaders, on tho other lna'.id, expressed confidence their reduced majority would carry out the odmlnistartlnn's wishes en these and other major issues. Rep. Rayburn (p-Tcxas), unopposed for .re-election as Democratic floor leader, commented: "I think our party is going to work together this session and be very harmonious." Rayburn and other veteran Democrats were greeting now party members 1 in advance of tho house Democratic caucus this af. ternoon. Offices and onpitol corridors were filled with legislators renewing acquaintances, dts cussing the Novern)""' elections, and speculating on tho 193C presidential campaign. Seo CONGRESS, Page II Most Everybody Willing to Back Suggested Bill WASHINGTON, Jan. «.—,,.,— lloprcsontatlve Woodrun (D.- Vu.) Nuld today ho had received n letter suggesting logftlnllon to nmhe hill collectors "<|iilt worrying people about their debts." The writer contended jieuplo could not do their best when being harassed about overdue billH. "Maybe he's got something there," VVoodrum added, laugh- Ing, '"" overnment ;ovornmcnt program. Of the funds received $f>77,- 073.88 wore for subsidy payments and $.108,273.04 for compliance with the conservation program. They also received $17,000 for 1933 option certificates. Allotments Slime. Cotton farmers of tho nation voted to participate In tho government program in 1939 and H. C. Robinson, county agent, said Friday that the acreage and production nllolomcnts for Navarro county for 1931) were practically the same as In 1938. Mr, Robinson said that payments on tho compliance program would probably start In January this year and that $000,000 were expected from that source, about $132,000 more than was resolved in 1938. Instead of subsidy payments as received last year tho farmers will receive parity payments of about two cents per pound this year, but tho amount, to bo ro- from this source has not January; it will ,*,almost double the classroom facilities of tho plant and eliminate the necessity for tho two-shiftj,'' system which has been In vogue during the fall months. Another Important Incident was the construction and first season of the Corsicana Livestock and; Agricultural Show; Culminating a careful campaign that found tho. Krpj.inilT^orlt- jo.Hdl ceived boon determined. These payments will bo made In tho fall. These figures Indicate an Income of approximately $4,000,000 for the farmers of the. county in 1939 from their cotton crop and from tho government program, depending upon the price received for cotton. If the present loan price of approximately eight See FARMING, Pago 10 . . oral ycn-ago, the palgn near the end of 1937 and the start of 1938 found almost •• $20,000 subscribed In capital for the non-profit enterprise arid in March the final organization was completed. Within a few weeks plans were completed and a $40,000 plant, twice tho original capital stock amount, was completed In time for the first season early In October. Tho attendance was estimated at 80.000 for the four days of tho first season and naturally had its influence on tho'7 entire territory surrounding Corslcnna and Navarro County. Exhibit halls filled to capacity with agricultural and livestock entries proved tho faith of the subscribers In tho success of tho enterprise. I'mlsos 1'alr. "I believe that the establishment of the fair and starting of •• tho calf-feeding program among tho,boys of Navarro and adjoining counties through tho co-operation of Corsicana citizens will prove within a few years to b]e one of the greatest contributions ever made to tho lasting prosperity of this section of the state'," asserted J. N. Edens, president of tho show association ,as well as of the First National Bank. Both tho First National and State National 'Banks reported satisfactory business during tHo past year; both paid regular dividends and also gave liberal ' Christmas awards to their em- ployes. An Increase was reported In tho volume of; now loans during the past year which was gratifying to tho Institutions which for tho past several yews... have found themselves with largo cash reserves and two few suitable outlets. i Bank debits for tho city of CoF- See BUSINESS, Page 10 WEATHER MAN ACTED NORMALLY IN NAVARRO COUNTY IN 1938; FLURRY OF SNOW FELL APRIL 8 Taken on an average the weather man "acted normally" during 1938. January was a typical winter month with sub-freezing temperatures registered on several nights, tho lowest of tho month was 20 and was registered on tho night of tho 3()th. Tho rainfall for tho month was 4.80 Inches. There was a light dust storm on the 25th and 28th. February WHS a little milder than usual but there was plenty of cold weather and the rainfall was 2.77 Inches. No snow was recorded In February. March brought some blustery weather and somo cool nights hut on an evnrage it was a regular first spring month, The rainfall was 4.30 inches. In the early part of April the woathorman apparently became slightly mixed up on tho season and there was some cool weather. On April 3 thoro was a light frost, on April 7 some hall, on tho 8th flurries of snow fell for an hour and half and on tho 9th there was another light frost. After that normal weather was dished out. The rainfall was 4.86 inches. May was just what the farmers ordered In the weather lino. It was warm with occasional showers, Tha rainfall wai 1,80 Inches. June furnished plenty of rain ,for growing crops and wa« otherwise a normal first summer" month, The rainfall was 3.59 Inches. Rains and showers during July prevented excessive boat and there wore very few days In which the temperature registered over 100. The rainfall was 2.51 Inches. August had tho least rainfall of any months In the yoar .17 of an inch, but I be temperature did not exceed tho average. There was also a light rainfall \ In September .38 of an inch' and,' cottoti picking got well underway early In the month. October 'furnished bright blue weather flth only .24 of an Inch rainfall. Cotton and 'other farm products wore gathered rapidly in this month. One good ruin, 1.10 Inches fell In November and that was on tho 3rd. Tho first heavy frost of the fall season fell on tho night (if November 7. December furnished tho usual variety of weather, Tho first part was dry with somo low temperatures registered.' Tho rains started falling during tho Christmas season and fall for the month was 2.88 inches. Tho total rainfall ^for the year sea WEATHERMAN! Page w,, i

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