Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on January 3, 1939 · Page 4
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Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, January 3, 1939
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IW3 THB COBSICAJTA SBTOT-WEBKLY LIGHT, TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1989. WORTHAM ANT MAN TIN lin. A. A- Wortbam Lowrr Martin Ownerr %nd t'uhlUher* ol t&c Dallj San and s«mhWKekl.i U«hl - n.HMinr 106 8 M»ln stirm ASSOT1ATB PDBUBHBH8 iVorthun Boyo Mnrtln Eniorrrt In ibt Ciirtloaui Poll Otflcr w •neond cl»M mutter Italu in Na»arro count; and the United Stntei. both (or renswal« and new rab- icrlberi- In adranca. rear *I.OO- «lx month*. 75e: three month*. Bno. Member ot AmiKlolert I'rem 1'tio AMnclniiti) Pre» It excluilret; «n titled to lh« UK tor oubllcallon ot all nnwi eradllM) to It or not olhenrlw cren> tied , In thli paper and aluo the local naVi onbilnhwJ herein. All rlirbti of rt- /Onbltoallon ot nwclal dlnpalchei herein '"•re nlM> mtmA. ^^^ , TEX., JAN. 3, 1DS9 DEMOCRACY Americans have learned that real progress is made not through blind uniformity, but through the willing co-operation of people oi many, minds.' This is the great merit ol democracy, which keeps its freedom by preserving its sanity and its varied viewpoints. It corrects its own errors. It laughs at itself and provides itself' with a continual supply of new ideas and methods, instead of acting according to the eolemn, stereotyped pattern of one man or one group. Freedom and self-imposed control thus accomplish what arbitrary power cannot accomplish. Democracy continually renews itself, while autocracy exhausts its temporary supply of ideas and power and disappears. TURBINE LOCOMOTIVE • It is big news when a eteam turbine engine, with an electric drive, like those In the most modern steam- Bhips, is mounted in a railroad locomotive. Here is the most impressive step so far in the modernization of American railroads. The engine built ,at Erie, Pa., and recently given its first trial, is described as "shaped like a giant projectile." It develops 5,000 horsepower, can go 125 miles an hour, and .can haul a..,. passenger train from coast to coast "on a bath tub full of water." It need only stop briefly every 700 miles or so for a filling of fuel oil, and could carry all the fuel needed for a 3,000,- jhile trip if it were worth while to haul the extra •weight. In such a case, that incredible steed might literally run from New York to San Francisco without a stop. The turbine type of pow* er plant avoids vibration, ",'has few moving parts, and saves much weight of metal. , It needs little, water be' cause it can use the same , water over and over. The ,power from the steam tur- >"bine is turned into electric „ energy and applied directly \ to motors geared to the driving wheels. Operation is al- ,-jnos.t wholly automatic. Efficiency is said to be so >. great that it uses only half H> ,as much fuel as an ordinary ''modern locpmotive. d ' • It looks like the Locomotive of the Future, and the t'biggest competitor of the ,' automobile that has yet appeared. s STEADY CONSUMPTION r T,he National Industrial Conference, Board, independent and conservative research body, finds a surprising fjict about the year '"J8./ Right along through > well-known recession d ,lower business levels, ,«r average consumer kept [i,buying at about the same ijteVaa in' 1937. l/Aponsumers appear to yg j paid nearly as much 5fe Smoked as, many cig- - i -\f used more electricity fe .home, had more tele- IBS 'installed and driven ;otor,cars about as :much lis year as last," says a ipent .bulletin of the Hoard. Mr,' and Mrs. Consumer, these facts indicate, must haVe; enjoyed a fairly stable , Income while 120 industrial .companies experienced a J -$p of 69 per cent in prof- i f " What we need for the P groundwork of- a new iperity, Jt appears, is to Ustry .going along as . .pWy" and steadily in^mers of industry's F- A'' V I JUST FOLKS (Copyright, 1687, Edgir A* Guert) HATREDS Neither caste nor creed I hate Neither color, tongue nor state. I would teach my children amaU To bo friendly unto all. Theso few things alone I hate: Power that murders to bo great, Harsh oppression's cruel sway And the bigot's narrow way. I would teach each child of mine To admire what's true and fine Whether > native or afar, Whoso'cr Its people are. I would also have them shun Evil whersoever done. I would have them love what's best And all cruelty detest. This old world Is too. much grilled With the walls that hatreds build It Is 'time that men wera freed From the bars of race and creed. FOREHANDED CHA1ITY Maimonides, a Jewish leader of the twelfth century and one of the world's great men, wrote a "Guide for the Perplexed" containing precepts which the human race could do well to follow. He named eight de> grees of charity, seven of which may be observed in the world around us today. The eighth remains rather largely an ideal. These are: First, giving with reluctance or regret. Second, giving cheerfully but not proportionately to the need existing. Third, giving cheerfully and proportionately, but not until asked. Fourth, giving cheerfully, proportionately and unsolicited, but causing the recipient to feel shamed at being an object of charity. Fifth, giving in a way which permits the distressed to know his benefactor without himself being known. Sixth, giving to people in •distress without their knowing the giver. Seventh, giving in such a way that both benefactor and benefited remain unknown to each other. The eighth, and most meritorious, degree is the anticipation of charity by the prevention of poverty. An individual might do this by a large gift or loan, or by helping a person get a job at which he can earn his own livelihood without asking or requiring charity. Society might do it by establishing a sound economic order in which the able-bodied and able-minded could be happily and remuneratively occupied and the helpless provided for without maiking them as indigents or paupers. MORE ADVERTISING AHEAD Good news is found in an announcement of the Association of National Advertisers. Of nearly 800 buyers of National advertising who were asked their present outlook toward business in 1939, 84 per cent answered that they expected better sales in their' lines; 13 per cent expected to maintain this years' level and only 3 per cent expected a decrease. What is more, half the number will increase their advertising budgets 15 per cent. Eight per cent will reduce theirs because of conditions peculiar to their industries. The remaining 42 per cent will have 'flexible advertising plans, starting with the same expenditures as for this year, but prepared to buy more advertising as the expected gain in sales comes. The advertisers questioned represented a wide range of products, including practically everything of importance except automobiles and cigarets. Perhaps these two groups will speak for themselves later. They are usually good advertisers. Much of this advertising will go to newspapers'. Many surveys, conducted by different interests and organizations; have shown that the daily paper is the best medium for almost every advertising requirement. , The Nazis now say they're quite willing to let the German Jews go, after taking their property, if the other countries will pay them a bonus and finance the exodus. Two fellows) who need sympathy: The one who has never learned to work and THE GOOD EARTH NEVEK AGAIN? SENSITIVE AUTOCRATS Once more it is evident, as we say in our vulgar American way, that the autocracies "can dish it, but they can't take it." For years Nazi statesmen and editors have been "pouring it out" upon the democracies and their free representatives of government and press. Lately our newspapers, magazines and public officials have started talking to them, and about them, in their own fashion, using terms they can understand. As a result, the sensitive gangsters who have been robbing, torturing and killing their political and racial minorities, and telling the rest of tin world to go to hell, are all in a dither of self-pity and righteous indignation. The latest Nazi roar came in response to a few well chosen words uttered by Harold L. Ickes, secretary of the interior, expressing in plain English what most Americans think of the Fuehrer's pogroms. Our government refuses to apologize to the Nazi government for this unusual outburst. So do the American press and the American public. The democracies are tired of being dictated to and kicked around, and are at last beginning to go their own way, teH the truth about alien systems and brutal barbarism, and defend free civilization. The Nazis who have Germany by the throat and are kicking Europe around can no longer "ck America around. PRAISE FROM A GUEST. It is pleasant for Americans to find Anthony Eden, lately a guest of this country, telling the British public and the world in general:, "Contrary to what.many believe, I found opinion in the United States deeply interested in world events, and in particular in Europe and the Far East. Americans are well informed on these matters, and the comments of their newspapers ar.e forceful and shrewd. J 'cannot help feeling that it would be^ll to the good if their judgments were more widely reproduced in this country. It is surely most important that we should have the fullest information as to the outlook of that great democracy across the Atlantic upon world problems of today." i Englishmen, in spite of their world empire and their nearness to continental Europe,' .are 'often describe's as "insular,' 1 It'may "EVERYBODY AT WORK" The totalitarian states like to razz this country because of our unemployment. They point out that all their people are working, whereas by our figures we have 10,000,000 or 12,000,000 jobless people. An obvious answer is that if all the people are working in dictatorship countries, it is merely because the dictators have given everybody a public job. Also that, for the most part, they get mighty little for it. It would be easy to provide the same solution in this country, because we have the resources to do it with, whereas countries like Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy are operating on a shoestring. We actually have 3,000,000 to 4,000,000 people,now engaged on public work, paid by the government. But we have faith in such a form of production and distribution, knowing that ordinarily the job is done better through private enterprise, and we are set for a return .to that system. It is also pertinent' to point out how little the workers in ihe Fascist countries really get for their steady work and long hours. Reports indicate that they have barely enough to eat and are living in what we would consider abject poverty. This is largely due to their governments iceeping them at work on military jobs instead of useful production. Even in our depression years this country has been teeming with food, clothing, shelter facilities and productive power, arising from our free system of government and business. We do have difficulty in passing our wealth around, and are therein blamable, and must find a better way. But at our worst, the foreigners who know what basic conditions are here nearly always envy us^ England's going to build $100,000,000 worth of bomb-proof shelters. Why not put it into bombing planes? »-T : All the nations want to defend themselves, and some are so eager for it that they start a fight themselves. tie island. But far be it from Americans to say so, in the current exchange of compliments. The one thing sure, whether anybody likes it or not, is that it is 'desirable in this present world for Britons and Americans t,o -unaewtaud, ;,.e,ajgh t other " Courthouse News District Court, • Walter McMlllon et al vs. The Green Spot, Inc., et al, damages, wan settled at a special hearing by agreement before District Judge Wayne R. .Howell Thursday afternoon. Judgment for $236.83 and costs were entered for the plaintiffs. The suit was the result of an automobile accident on Highway 75, Nov. 5, 1938. County Clerk's Office Tho following case was filed: Ollie B. Chandler, by next friend, Lothla Chandler, vs. Citiznes Industrial Insurance company, suit on policy. Commissioners' Court. A special meeting of the commissioner's court will be held Saturday morning for the purpose of administering the oaths of office and approval of bonds of Incoming county officials and their deputies. Warranty Deeds. Standard Savings nnd Loan Association to Hoyt Moore at ux, part ot block 557, Corsicana, $250. Gussle Weaver ot ux to Joslo Evelyn Alderman, 531.66 ores E. Lowery, A. Nash, B. B. B. and C. Railway Company surveys, ?1 and other considerations. P. L. Holloway to J. I* Holloway, et al, 50 acres of the Noble Wade survey $500. Guardian's Deed. Lilly Frances Wlmberly, guardian for Jean Wlmborloy, a minor, to John D. Haney, Interest in Lots 24 and 25, Block 382, Corsicana. $405.40. Oil and Gas Lease. The Union Central Life Insurance Company to O. J. Domes, 40 aces of the D. W. Collins survey. $80. Marriage Licenses. Hogo Haskell Brandenburg a,nd Kathryn McClung. D. T. Montfort and Mamie Lee Adams. R. L. Perkins and Clara Mae Lewis. Leo Thompson and Murl Johnson. William Ragadalo Jr., and Mario Smith. Justice Court. Oen was fined on a speeding charge and one for operating a car without a license before Judge A. E. Foster. Two wore fined for drunkenness, one for vagrancy and one for speeding by Judge W. T. McFadden. charge by Judge W. T. McFadden. Consldearble activity was noted In various departments of the courthouse Saturday as outgoing departmental heads and deputies were moving their personal belongings and effects out preparatory to the incoming officials taking charge, effective at midnight Saturday night. Delegates of Farm Program Will Meet Select Committee A meeting of delegates elected In the. community elections earlier In the week will be held at the court house Saturday for the purpose of electing the county AAA committee to have charge of the work during 1839. The present county committee is composed of George W, Boyd of Corsicana, chairman; J. O. Harrison, Dawson, and John T,Kyser of Kerens. This committee has been In charge of the work for the past several years. Turkey For Farm Residents. Frank Wilson of Potty's Chupel again' this year remembered Christmas for the old people who reside at the county farm, L, A. Gideon, county farm superintendent, stated Saturday. Mr. Wilson this year iprovlded a 33-pound turkey for their Christmas dinner. He donated a turkey last y^ar. Personal J. R. Bruner of Rural Shade wa^ a Corsloana visitor Saturday morning. , '""WOK'Lawrence of Ufwson ww here Saturday. „, 7 SOME INTERESTING REPORTS OF WOMEN'S COUNTY CLUB WORK "When I began my poultry demonstration In January. lB3b I bad 66 hens, but no chockencoop, so my husband, built a brooder house," said Mrs. M. M. Frost of tbe Mt. Nebo Home Demonstration club. "The brooder house Is 8x10 ft; It Is celledxWlth beaver board. The windows are screened on the Inside with screen and have glass on the outside; this makes It possible fur me to raise them when the weather Is warm and It will still be rat-proof," continued Mrs. Frost "I bought 400 baby chicks In February and 100 more in June; I raised 300 of the first group and 76 of the second. "I Improved my poultry yard equipment by adding feeders and water fountains. "During the year I have sold $180 worth of chickens and eggs; my total expenses wore $43.35. "I have used all the poultry and eggs my family of six required in the diet; I now have 35 fryers and 1EO hens In my flock," concluded Mrs. Frost. "On January 31, 1938, I bought 308 baby chicks,"' reported Mrs. J. G. Wolverton, poultry demonstrator for the Roane Home Demonstration club. "I raised 300 chickens and 198 turkeys this year. I sold $52.25 worth of eggs since April 16. During the year I sold $150.00 worth of chickens and turkeys; my total expense was $52.25, which leaves a profit of $97.65. "I feed my flock properly anrt have standard feed and water containers for them," concluded Mrs. Wolverton. "In Improving my kitchen my first job was tearing down the old paper and scrubbing the wood work," said Mrs. W. • C. Wasson, kitchen demonstrator for the Bazette Home Demonstration club. "The celling was then painted a light ivory color and the walls •were recanvassed and papered with an oiled washable paper. The woodwork was painted to match the celling," continued Mrs. Wasson. Other Improvements made' in Mrs. Wasson's kitchen were' painted the three pieces of furniture; added shelves to the cupboard, rearranged the furnishings; Installed a new storage cabinet; and put up new curtains to the four windows. "We hope to Improve our kitchen soon with the addition of electric lights and an electric re- frlger.ator," concluded Mrs. Wasson. Principal Crops Of Texas Valued At $309,567,000 AUSTIN, Dec.. 30.— {IP)— The U. S. Department of Agriculture re- pjorted today the farm value of principal Texas crops In 1938 was $309,667,000 compared with $461,304,000 last year. The estimate, based on field crops, fruits, nuts and truck crops and is not to be confused with cash Income to farmers which represents only the portion of crops going Into market channels. The decline In 1938 values was duo largely to lower prices received for most crops and to a much smaller cotton crop, the department said. Total production In bushels unless otherwise noted, prices and value of some principal crops were listed as follows: Corn 75,648,000; 44 cents; $33,285,000. Wheat 35,046,000; 58 cents; $20,327,000. Oats 36,920,000; 25 cents; $9,230,000. Rice 13,005,000; 53 cents; $8,193,000. Grain Sorghum 46,951,000; 42 cents; $19,719,000. Peanuts 133,650,000 pounds; 2.9 cents; $3,878.000. Cotton 3,125,000 bales; 8,30 etnas $129,688,000.* Oranges 2,200,000 boxes, 50 cents $1,100,000. Grapefruit 15,000,000 boxes, 25 cents! $3,750,000. Pecans 19,845,000 pounds, 7.4 cents; $1,464,000. Onions 2,402,000 sacks; 1.23; $2,957,000. Spinach 4,800,000; 30 cents; $1,440.000. Tomatoes 3,333,000; 71 cents; $2,376,000. PROMOTED C. E. Keathley (above) of Cor- slcana, is superintendent of the newly-created Corsicana district for the American National Insurance company, effective, Jan; 2, 1939, This area formerly was a portion of the Dallas district. Tho personnel In the new district will consist of Superintendent Keathley, four assistant superintendents, four office clerks and 21 agents. Sixteen of the number are located In Corsicana. An attractive suite of offices have been opened on the second floor of the State National Bank Building. This district embraces Corsicana, Ennis, Wnxnhachlo, and Mexla along with all smaller towns and communities in this section. Mr. Keathley has been connected with this firm since Feb. 22, 1932. After working here 14 months, he went to Donton as assistant superintendent, May 1, 1933, and was promoted to the Corsicana office as assistant superintendent Sept. 1, 1935. His conduct of the business of his concern since that time in this oec- tlon has been of such a nature that he has been advanced to the superlntcndency of the newly- created district. The assistant superintendents include Frank Ewing and O. W. Speed, Jr., both at Corsicana; Robert Magruder, Mexla, and Lonnie Sutherland, Ennls and Waxahachle. Mr. Keathley Is a native Navarro countlan and has been in :he Insuruance business here for a number ot years. • •' Leo Sands, constable, Rice, and B. V. Hatley, Justice of the peace of Chatfield, were Corsicana visitors Saturday. DIED LAST NIGH Mrs. Mary B. Smlth/Vag-ed''^'' years, native of Navarfo county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Sprowl, 1524 West SOY- enth avenue, Thursday' night at 11 o'clock. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral.. Home chapel Saturday mornings at 10 o'clock with interment In' 1 the Ward cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the local Church of Christ. Mrs. Smith resided In th« Furs-^,' ley community all of her life un-P' 1 til coming to Coruicana several' months ago. ' Surviving are two eons, A. E. Chambers,. Fort Worth and <3. B. Chambers, Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. Matthew Roberta, Grapevine, and Mrs. Sprowl. Corsleana; five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Pallbearers- included • W. B. Payne, Tom Owens, Tom Stewart, Ed Grlswold, O. M. Payne, and W. Y. Bankhead. One Building Permit. Only one building permit was Issued from the office of the city engineer during the past week amounting to $300 and running the totals for the calendar year I 1938 to $212,196, the highest 1930. The permit: S. N* "Drnry West Third Avenue, jgMVrii pairs $300. ...,. > sir- enjoy work, a woman murt feel well Cardui aids fabufld- ing up the whole system by helping women to get more energy from their food—and 10 increases re* •istance to the •train, of functional periodic pain. Try it/ CARDUI FATHER CORSICA! MAN DIED BUFFO; BURIAL THURSDAY BUFFALO, Deo. 30.—Funeral rites were held here Thurdsay afternoon for Edward Lee Johnson, aged 72 years, who died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at his place of business on Highway 75. He was a retired locomotive engineer, and formerly resided at Teague. Surviving are his wife, six sons, Arthur Johnson, Houston; Gus Johnson, Corsloana;. O. B. Johnson, Teague; S. A. Johnson, Ken- nadale, Texas; A. S, Johnson. Texas City; and B. D. Johnson, Buffalo; a daughter, Mrs. Aver Jefferson, Houston, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. A. B. Sorogglns, Dallas. 666 Liquid • Tablet* 3alve-NoM Drops COLDS Hnt dw. '' Headache* Trj "•ob-Mr-Tlim," • nondtrtul U*l- DR. O.' 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