Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on January 3, 1939 · Page 10
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Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, January 3, 1939
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> "f *w l ' j j jf 'i" ' COESICANA SEMT-T "i"-^ c ? 4.** * A l*v- *y-^ ww^ J5i** • ^ ^T 4 f V-^>* *^s v ^ 5*v ,>-.» JttFICIALSTOOK 1VER DUTIES SUNDAY IAVARROCOJRTK [:MANY CHANGES IN PERSONNEL NOTED AS RESULT OF RECENT ELECTIONS By PAUL MOORE, Dally Sun Staff Many changes were rioted in the personnel of the offices located at the Navarro county courthouse, effective Sunday, Jan. 1, 1939, when numerous new heads of departments, with their attendant new deputies took charge of the county's business. With the changes effective as a result of the elections of 1938, many of the old timers in the service of the county were missing. In a number of Instances, however, veterans will keep their posts. Two of the best known court house attaches were affected by the turn over for the new year. One was Walter Hayes, former sheriff, who has been In the law enforcement department of Navarro county since before the turn of the century with the exception of a few years when he was engaged In other business. The other was Mrs. L. E. Hervey, who has served 20 of the past 22 years In the county and district clerk's offices. R. B. (Bob) Mitchell, head of the assessing department Is one of the veterans to continue In his post. He has been at the court house for a quarter of a century. Mrs. May Fox, assistant to the school superintendent, continues at her post. She Is the ( oldest attache at the court house in point of continuous service (22 years) as she was attendance officer for years before becoming assistant superintendent. A complete new personnel is to be noted in the sheriff's office, criminal district -attorney's de- parment and in the district clerk's office. No changes have been made In the department of T. A. Farmer, assessor and col- NEW OFFICERS WHO TOOK OFFICES SUNDAY lestor of taxes, some changes In There were the county clerk's office and in the county judge's office. In a few Instances, the new comers have served In other years, but In the majority of cases, those going Into the courthouse this week-end have never before worked for Navarro county. Following Is the personnel of the various departments with the old and new attaches listed: District Court Wayne R. Howell begins his third year as judge of the Thirteenth judicial district court. He was elected in 1936 and took office, Jan. 1, 1937. Prior to assuming the judgeship, Howell was assistant county attorney under Judge Ballard W. George from Jan. 1, 1923, until he resigned In 1924 to resume the gppractice of law. He was city •rjattorney of Corsicana from 1925 to 1931. District Clerk's Office R. A. Caldwell of Corsicana succeeds Doyle Pevehouse as clerk. E. B. Dawson of Dawson Is the chief deputy succeeding .Mrs. L. E. Hervey. Both Caldwell and Dawson have spent many years In the banking business. Pevehouse will become flotor- ial representative In the legislature from Hill and Navarro counties In January. He will move to Austin for the long sea slon. , Pevehouse served four and one- half years as deputy district clerk under the late J. S. Harl' lee and the late Mike Howard and four years under Mrs. L. E. ;Hervey. He has been district clerk for six years, beginning L'Jan. 1, 1933. 'lA Mrs. Hervey went to the court ; j house 22 years ago and with the i exception of two years while em- |ployed by an abstract 'firm, has ,'been in the county and district \ clerk's offices, She plans to move ; to Austin to reside In the fu- j/ture. b i Mrs. Hervoy became a deputy j county clerk In 1916 for the late Howard, She was. a deputy ! .four years under the late Chas. ?,'.M. Thornell from 1918 to 1923 f;', and then was chief deputy clerk (for F. H. Harvard, 1923 to 1927. ,.. t After two years with the abstract |; «i concern, Mrs. Hervey returned "to the courthouse as. district clerk ' in 1929 and served until 1933 when she became deputy for Doyle Pevehouse and remained ftr that post until the present CStime, giving her ten years In the ;' county and a similar period In , the district clerk's office, .Criminal District Attorney Charles. T, Banister, who has S, served several terms as city at. ,torney for Corsicana, succeeds Cleo (•)•. Miller, criminal district i attorney. Leroy Barlow, formerly 'stenographer in the district at- WA-torriey's office during the term' of ythfl late John R. Curington, • Is an' assistant as is Seton Holsey, attorney. " /Miller has served In the prose- c cutln,g attorney's office on sev- ,. oral ' occasions. He was assistant > county attorney In 1827 during /thehterm of L. J. Woods. He ed as county attorney pro ",'in 1928 and was assistant der 'the late H. B. Daylas in 19. • Miller was elected county irney in 1930 and assumed "office Jan. 1, 1931. The" of- <durlng the f our :; years he ,,jd'«*was changed from county brney to criminal district at••in a i special law'enacted e 'legislature. He was ap- nted criminal district attorney ivernor James V. Al)red , 1887, to fill! the unex- term of the late John R ngton. He iplans to open a iffjce In the Kerr, building le general practice of law, llua 'O. 'Jacobs, first assistant •al district attorney, was to bis post by Miller 1837. He will be asao- Ub. Beauford H. Jester ' practice of law after Jan Hook leaves the wjth the distinction of be e • only woman assistant I,, district attorney of n CHAS. T. BANISTER, Criminal District Attorney. R. A. (Arthur) Caldwell, District Clerk. C. O. (Cap) CURINGTON, Sheriff. LYDA REED, County Clerk. J. C. WATSON, County School Superintendent. prn inder two criminal district at- :orneys. He was assistant under the late John R. Curington from Jan. 1, 1935, until Sept. 15, 1936, when he resigned to enter law school. He was named assistant In charge of delinquent tax col- ectlons In Feb. 1938, and worked for the commissioners' court n that division. He will be associated with Lawrence Treadwell, attorney, effective Monday. Commissioners' Court. Judge Paul H. Miller and Commissioners T. P. Hayes of Corsicana, C. O. Slaughter of Currle and J. N. George of Blooming .jrove started their second terms Monday. C. M. Fitzgerald of Rice succeeded J. O. Sessions of Bazette, who has served several terms during the past decade. Assessor and Collector's Office T. A. Farmer begins his second term as assessor and collector of taxes. He first worked as nn extra deputy under the late Fred White in 1922 and 1923. He was an extra under George W. Boyd in 1925 and 1926 and was an extra for Mrs. Joe Woods in 1929 and 1930. Farmer was a regular deputy tax collector for Mrs. Woods In 1931 and 1932 and was chief deputy for R. L. Harris, 1933-1937. He began his first term as assessor and collector in 1937. R. S. Daniels, chief assessor and collector deputy began his seventh year in that office Monday. He served four years for R. L. Harris and has been chief deputy under Farmer. R. B. (Bob) Mitchell, head of the assessing department of the office, has served for a quarter of a century during the past 33 years. Ho has served as commissioner, deputy sheriff, assessor and deputy assessor of taxes. He was commissioner of precinct 4 from 1906 to 1908 and then moved to Corsicana to become office deputy sheriff under the late Steel Clayton, 1908 to 1912. Returning to the court house two years later, Mitchell was deputy assessor under John Melton from 1914 to 1918 and was assessor for Navarro county from Dec. 1918, to Jan. 1, 1923. He was a deputy assessor for E. F. (Mose) Wells from 1927 to 1930 and was with Dock J. Martin in the office from 1931 to 1935. He was retained by R. L. Harris for 1935 and 1936 when the two offices were combined and has been working for Farmer the past two years. He will continue the next two years with Farmer. Andrew G. Steele has been at the court house for 12 years without an Interruption of service. He was county school superintendent from Jan. 1, 1927, to Jan. 1, 1931. He was deputy assessor under Dock J. Martin, 1931-1935, and remained with R. L. Harris and T. A. Farmer. W. A. Crews began his fifth year In the assessing do- partmerft, having served two years under Harris and two with Farmer. Miss Lenner Fay Brown begins her fifth year In the collecting department, having served two years for Harris and was retained by Farmer. Miss Hallle Blake, deputy collector, began work during .the administration of-Mrs. Joe Woods and then served four years with R. L. Harris and begins her third year with Farmer. Mrs. Durwood George began her third year as deputy collector. Miss Mildred Summers worked two years as deputy under Harris Farmer. Sheriff's Office C. O. (Cap) Curington succeeds Rufus v Pevehouse as" sheriff. His deputies Include C. C. Sands, chief deputy; Jim Inman of Kerens, court bailiff; George T. Brown and Jeff Spencer, riding bailiffs and George, Massey of Blooming Grove, Jailer. None have previously been connected with the sheriff's department, although Spencer has been a city policeman for the past several years, • . Cap Curington became sheriff Sunday, succeeding Rufus Pevehouse who has been sheriff the past ten years. Curington is the son of the late John R. Curington, who was sheriff and at the time of his death was criminal, district attorney. The late John Curington succeeded W. L. Pevehouse, father of the present 'sheriff, in the sheriff's office and .now his son succeeds Feyehduse's son. Pevehouse, sheriff for the 'past ten years, was deputy prior to that time. Pevehouse became a deputy under Walter Hayes in June, 1821, and served until Jan. 1, 1825, , He was a deputy for Tom Wilson, 1827-1928, and was sheriff from 1829-1838. Walter Hayes, chief deputy, leaves after several decades as an employee of the Bounty >and its departments, He was a guard at the county farm for a number of years and became assistant superintendent of the farm In 1801, holding that post for five years. He was superintendent from 1806 to 1912 when he became' a deputy under .Sheriff W. L. Pevehouse for four years. H« partment during the past 38 years. David Castles was appointed deputy sheriff last summer. Alton B. Bradley, deputy served under Pevehouse in 1929 and 1930 and was rcappointcd the past summer. Sam B. Jordan, court bailiff, has held that post since last summer. He formerly served several terms as justice of the peace. P. B. Davis of Purdon has been jailer since last summer. County Treasurer E. B. (Bud) Burleson of Kerens became county treasurer, succeeding Hayden Paschall. Burleson formerly was deputy constable at Kerens. 68th Representative James E. Taylor, Kerens newspaper publisher and mayor, becomes flotorial representative from Navarro county, succeeding Jules J. Kelt of Chatfield. County Judge's Office Paul H. Miller, county Judge, began his second term Monday. Miss Lyda Reed, secretary In Miller's office the past two years, became county clerk Sunday. Mrs. R. L. Tatum, stenographer in the office of Mays and Mays for the past several years, will be secretary to Judge Miller. She formerly was stenographer In the county attorney's office for B. W. George from Sept. 1923 until Sept. 1924 when she became deputy district clerk for the late J. S. Harllee, Mrs. Tatum continued as deputy until Jan. 1, 1926, for the late Mike Howard when she resigned to work In law offices. County Clerk's Office Lonnle L. Powell is finishing four years as county clerk. He was succeeded by Lyra Reed. Lawrence Ransom, chief deputy under Powell for the past four year had previously been deputy four years, two years for the late Mike Howard and two years for the late C. M. Thornell. Miss Cornelia Hardy, formerly of Dawson, deputy for the past two years for Powell, remains with Miss Reed. Durwood George, formerly of Blooming Grove, and connected with the U. S. government here for some time, will be chief deputy clerk. Mrs. Mable Wilkinson, deputy for Powell the past four years, becomes secretary of the First Methodist church Jan. 1. Miss Iva Whitten of Corsicana, formerly of Purdon, returns to the county clerk's office as recording deputy, a post she held during the administrations of Frank R. Young and L. C. Morgan, 1927-1935. Lyda Reed begins her term as county clerk after 13 years continuous service as a court house attache. She was deputy district clerk in 1927 for the late Mike Howard and was deputy county clerk four years for Frank R. Young and four years for L. C. Morgan. After two years as deputy for Lonnie L. Powell, she resigned to become secretary in the office of County Judge Paul H. Miller. County Superintendent's Office. G. H. Brown, was succeeded as county superintendent Sunday by J. C. Watson of Barry. Brown has been superintendent four years and was acting superintendent about two years of the term of Dan D. Hanks, who became ill. Mrs. May Fox, the dean in point of continuous service for the court house, remains as assistant to the county superintendent. She has been In the auper- , j —•— cut. oiiu HUB utjuu in Liie Bupor- W01 ' ked °" e year for |intendent's office at the court- iQunty,. Sfte. was stenog- served one year as deputy under TJP, Miller, frp,m V3W933 the late John R. Curlngton and • ^assistant criminal dls- was sheriff of Navarro county "" from Dec. 1820. to Jan, 1, 193B. during the oil boom. He became chief deputy sheriff under Tom Wilson in 192.8 and'beld'the same Job* for Pevehouse for the past 10 years, rounding out 81 year* m executed ' ' • house for the past 22 years. Mrs. Fox was attendance officer for four years and for eighteen years has held her present post. County superintendents for whom she has worked are John Davis, Albert Davis, J. M. McClung, A. G. Steele, D. D. Hanks and G. H. Brown. Constable's Office. Clarence Powell begins his second term as constable of precinct 1. Oscle Renfrew continues as deputy. Whether Roger Cruse, special deputy during the holidays, will remain has not been determined. Justice Court A, E. Foster begins 'his second term as justice of the peace, precinct' 1, place 1. Pat'. Geraughty becomes _ justice , of the peace, precinct 1, place 2, succeeding 'W. T. Mo- Fadden who finished his . second term Saturday. MoFadden' was county treasurer from. Dec. 1918 Increase ness. OFFICIALS' BONDS APPROVED MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS Bonds ahd oaths of office of practically all department heads at the courthouse were approved at a special meeting of the commissioners' court Saturday afternoon. The new officers did not take office until midnight Saturday night, but the court was not be In session Sunday or Monday and for that reason the bonds and oaths were approved Saturday. Tho various deputies' appointments are scheduled to be approved at the regular meeting of the court Tuesday, Jan. 3, the first day the departments of the courthouse will be open for regular business. The courthouse was closed Monday for the observance of New Years' Day. A number of claims In Precinct 2 were authorized to be paid following their approval by Commissioner J. O, Sessions of Bazette, who Is to be succeeded Sunday by C. M. Fitzgerald of Rice. Oaths Administered. The oaths administered Saturday were under' the new regulations passed by Texas voters this year eliminating the reference to not having fought a duel with deadly weapons, etc. Following are the names, offices, amount of bond, and sureties of those who were sworn Into office Saturday morning: • Llda Reed, county clerk, $5,000, American Employers Insurance Company of Boston. C. O. Curington, sheriff, $5,000, American Employers Insurance Company of Boston. T. A. Farmer, assessor and col- , lector of taxes, $9,608.43 for state i ----- ------- funds and $30,884.38 county. Amer- Tiger Field of $7,000, the ret» nn O....AI.. n~m nn n., New J mainder of the total was for pri- BUSINESS (Continued From Page One) slcana showed a decline of five million dollars in 1938 from 1937 with the majority portion of the deficit accumulated during the first six or seven months. Total debits In 1938 were $38,976,000 compared with $43,971,000 In 1937 and $38,936,000 in 1936. N. Suttle Roberts, president of the State National' Bank asserted the forecast for the coming year showed every reason for optimism and prospects were good for a continued although conservative In the volume of busl- Utlilty Gains. Telephone and electric officials reported gains In Installations during the past year, while gas company officers said their totals were almost Identical for the two years. Sales of electric appliances were reported to have shown substantial Increases during the latter portion of the year and many dealers anticipate Its continuance through a good portion of 1939 as more of the projected units of the rural electrification system are completed in Navarro and adjolnglng counties. Appr9ximately 200 smiles of transmission and feeder lines were constructed during the past year and an equal amount is scheduled for letting early In 1939. Another feature of the past year was the establishment of a new high, mark In construction within the corporate limits of the city. Permits during the calendar year of 1938 amounted to $212,196 surpassing the amount for any year since*"' 1930 and showing a slight excess over the average of $208,000 for the past fourteen years. Permits in 1937 amounted to $126,815. Aside from a permit for the new junior high school annex of $48,000 and for the new stands at lean Surety Company York. Paul H. Miller county judge, $5,000, American Surety Company. District Attorney. Chas. T. Banister, criminal district attorney, $5,000, American Surety Company. A. E. Foster, justice of the peace Precinct 1, Place 1, $1,000, American Surety Company. P. H. Geraughty, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, $1,000, American Employers Insurance Company of Boston. J. C. Watson, county school superintendent, $1,000, Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company. B. V. Hatley, justice of the peace, Precinct 2, $1,000, J. J. Kelt .ind J. C. Easterling. Leo Sands, constable, Precinct 2, $1,000, Will Sands and B. F. Easterling. Clarence Powell constable, Precinct 1, $1,000, T, W. Lovett, W. D. Ralston, Norrls W. Lovett, M. Blumrosen and Louis Daniels. R. A. Caldwell district clerk, $5,000, Standard Accident Insurance Company. The American Employers Insurance Company of Boston and the American Surety Company of New York are represented here by Edward M. Polk. - vate construction, and a major portion was for the erection of homes for Corsicana residents. Many Homes Built. An analysis of the permits Issued from the office of the city engineer reveals that twenty-five new homes were started or completed in 1938 inside the corporate limits, in addition to six apartment houses, and eight garage apartments. A partial survey Indicates that at least a dozen new homes have been built during the past year In the various areas contiguous to the city limits. No one particular period of the year has been marked by exceptional construction activities but the work has been distributed almost evenly over the twelvemonth resulting in ' continuous work for the building crafts and eliminating the necessity of importing labor from other points. A partial check of realty agents agents reveals that few desirable houses are vacant at the present time and more demands for homes are being received than can be to, Jan. i; 1921. served as district 1912 to 1916. Geraughty clerk from v. Dave Kennemore, fireman and yardman, has been on his present job for S3 years. He went to work when the present court house was one year old, 1 "I hope I stay with my job .another 83 years, Dave stated. District Judge Appolnteei E. Y, 'Cunningham,' county auditor, Is serving his first term. His present term does not expire until next summer. Miss Mary Walker, assistant auditor,' has been- In the office for the past several months. She was! stenographer in the office of Warren Hicks, county judge, 1935-1929.' 'Roland Irby. official reporter for. the district court, Is serving his second year in his present post, • . Dr. S, H. Burnett is the county health officer. That post Is appointed by , the commissioners 1 court as are the jobs of jatjltpr, fireman, and county farm superintendent. Mpge __ Armstrong;, t ty farm superintendent. W. H. (Pop) Johnson has operated the concession stand in the court house lobby several years. The various employees on the road crews, etc,, In the various precincts are appointed and hired directly by the • respective commissioners, H. C. Robinson Is county agent and Miss Clara E. Rettlger Is the home demonstration agent for the county. They are appointed by the state office in College Station. The AAA cotton and crop personnel, several federal departmental agencies, old age assistance commission offices, state highway engineering department and the office of the highway patrol are located In the courthouse, but the county has no .connection or control .over them other than furnishing office accommodations. County Surveyor Wm. M. Elliott begins his fifteenth year .as .county surveyor Sunday, having held the post for the past 14 years. Immediately preceding his election in 1924 as county surveyor, Mr.- Elliott was city engineer'' for Corsicana ' for 12 years. He. does not maintain an office at; the court'house. Hospital Board . The' Navarro County ^Hospital Board, governing body of-'the, P, and , S. Hospital, Is appointed by the commissioners' .court, It Is composed of C. O. Weaver, Dawson, president; Z. T. Banks, Corsicana, vice president; Paul Moore, 'Corsicana, secretary-treasurer; J. P. Johnson, Blooming Grove; Dr. O. • C. Bowmer, Corsicana, and Dr. Gurley H, San ders, Kerens. The terms of-John son, Banks .and Sanders expire Feb. 1, 1888. • ' ' . ' P. B. Davis Member Police Department P. B. Davis, former'county jailer, was sworn in Sunday as a member of, the; Coreloana police dqpartrflijnt and, assumed his new duties Sunday night according to Chief of Police Bruce,Nutt, Davis was added to the force after Jeff Spencer resigned to accept a place as a deputy sheriff, Cv Ao Adams was -transferred m the, night to the day force to supplied. Few Vacancies The past year has noted several changes in locations In the business district arid a gradual decrease in the number of vacancies, always a hopeful business Indicator. Only a few structures remain untenanted on the principal business streets. In addition to X the residential construction, considerable building activity has been carried on at the State- Home and on several country estates near the city in addition to the fair plant previously mentioned. Two projects listed for 1939 should result In increased employment In Corsicana and also In Increased activities In lines. Final engineering other work FARMING (Continued From Page One) cents per pound Is maintained the price will probably remain pegged at about that received last year. Add to this thousands of dollars for various by-products of the farm and all Indications point to a prosperous year for the farmers. Enabled To Diversify. With staballzed income through participation In the government conservation program the farmers are enabled to diversify to an even greater extent than they have in the past. A land building program has been adopted and thousands of acres have been terraced and otherwise improved. Pastures have also been Improved and the livestock Industry Is rapidly taking a leading part In the program of the farmers. The • Corsicana Livestock and Agricultural show last October was an added incentive to the farmers of the county along this line. In addition to the exhibit of fine cattle by some of the leading cattle raisers In this section 53 boys exhibited calves they had purchased and raised at the fair. Most of the boys borrowed money to purchase the calvea and many of them were sold at a profit. Calf Program Grows. Ralph Stell, who has charge of Jhat division, said that 100 or •f J' 50 150 boys from this county would raise calves for exhibition at the fair this year and that 25 or more boys from adjoining counties would also exhibit calves at the fair. The boys are members of 4-H and F. F. A. clubs. In addition to the boys raising calves a number of boys are expected to exhibit hogs and sheep this year. Several boys in the vocational agriculture classes In the schools of the county have various projects as a part of their work for the year and It Is through this type education that 'the farm conditions are being Improved In Navarro Clara Rettlger, county rapidly county. Miss home demonstration agent, Is conducting club work among the women of the county and a number of projects were successfully carried out during the past year and others are planned for 1939. The clubs afford the women of the county an opportunity to study the latest methods of canning, gardening and general Improvement of the home. This same work Is being carried on among the negroes of the county by Jessie Shelton, ne- gro home demonstration agent. Plenty of Feed. The farmers of the county was started last week on the detailed plans and specifications of the improvement of West Third Avenue from North Fifteenth to North Twenty-sixth streets and actual work is expected to start within a few weeks, Water Works Projects. Another city project scheduled for the first portion of 1939 Is the construction of an additional water main from Lake Halbert to the city limits, enlargements of the filter plant and other Improvements '\to the city waterworks system. Completion of this project should 'result In a reduction of the fire insurance key rate for the!'.city,'of Corsicana as well' ;as -better serviced'for consumers. A penalty Is being paid by purchasers of fire Insurance at the 'present, time because, only one ma(n exists between the .lake and the. cltyj •, v , • , • . 'Officials of the Corsicana Cotton Mills said production for 1938 approximated' that of '.1937 and that reports from market centers Indicated good prospects for the new year because of low stocks on hand of most commodities. During recent months some new 72-inch looms have been installed and officials are contemplating the Installation of some 2,800 additional - spindles '-which will- give the . plant a total capacity of about, 18,000 spindles. Special attention * is also being given to the development and expansion of the byproducts department at present, •* t < , . » New'Car Sales, ' New car sa.les - In Corsicana showed a decided spurt during the final half of 1938 after a very slow start in the flrat six months, but most dealers indicated the totals for the past two years would be approximately the same, All of them agreed that *> solution of the "used car raised plenty of feed during the past year and will again this year if the seasons are anything like favorable. The reduction In cotton creage leaves considerable land for planting feeds and on an average this county produces good row and grain crops. The acreage In fall oats has been reduced somewhat this year due to the dry weather about planting time, but an additional amount of spring oats ar'e expected since the fine rains prior to Christmas put the land In excellent shape for planting. The dry weather that prevented planting of fall grains enabled the farmers of the county to gather the cotton crop quickly and with little or no damage from rain. This afforded them top prices for the staple. OIL PRICE (Continued From Page One.) a prorata basis with no charge for 60 days and at a charge of one cent a barrel after 60 days. It reserved the right to purchase the crude after a 60-day period at the average price of other buyers In the areas. "This adjustment In price we hope is but temporary - - -" The company said, adding, "In providing a continued market for this area this company Intends to cooperate 100 per cent with producers In the future as It has in the past, and with any advance In refined oil markets, intends to raise its prices at the earliest oportun- " • GRAND JURY (Continued From Page One) and deputy, respectively, and Jim Inman, court bailiff, and staJRa hia door would be open to, aid and assist them in any way possible within the law. Judge Howell remarked that the records in the , district clerk's office worn In the best condition In the recent history of Navarro county, pointing out that a WPA project sponsored by Doyle Pevehouse, retiring district clerk,, had gotten all records In fine "condition covering the 90 years' history of the local dstrlct court. The court suggested to the prob- ers they organize and then recess for severl days to give the new criminal district attorney time to organize and assemble the data to be presented them and have the witnesses summoned. Turning to the main portion of his charge, Judge Howoll referred to the operation of gambling houses and devices characterized tinder the statutes as felony cases. He said he believed Navarro county was In good shape In that department, but declared there were some "sore spots" that must be watched continuously. Discussing that portion relating to gambling devices exhibited in places of business, etc., Judge Howell ordered the grand Jury to return indictments where the exhibitions persist after due warning and when the facts justify and warrant Indictments. Disorderly- Houses. Talking of disorderly houses, Judge Howell said, "eternal vlgil- ence Is the price of safety." He said most disorderly houses had moved out on the highways. Discussing dance halls, beer establishments, although not mentioning them by name, Judge Howell pointed out that persons had the right to sell beer In certain localities under the law and were entitled to the protection of the law as long as they operated within the law, but where the operators allow their places of business to be a nuisance and violate the law, It Is time for the grand jury ,to take a hand In the matter. Judge Howell praised the work within Navarro county In recent months of the State Liquor Control Commission operatives. "They have been of great assistance and help In this county," he said. Judge Howell did not Indicate in his reference to rumors of election irregularities as to where the rumors and gossip were directed. Grand Jury. The following constitute the grand jury: Wade Smith, Cor.«'""Tia; C. E. Watson, Barry; T. M. Ferguson, Powell; A. F. Mitchell, Corsicana; R. H. (Dick) Stokes, Emhouse; W. A. McKlnney, Powell 1; Walter Hayes, Corsicana; E. *' »• . «« . _ ' n E. Mizell, Chatfleld; J. Odle Burke, Corsicana, and E. L. Carroll, Blooming Grove. Judge Howell appointed Wade Smith of Corsicana as foreman of the grand jury. Walter Hayes of Corsicana was elected secretary and Ben F. Blackmon, Corsicana, was named assistant secretary. Riding bailiffs are Ira T. Stokes, Emhouse, and F. L. Bray, Powell. Marlon Martin of Corsicana is door bailiff. The grand jury recessed after organization until Tuesday, Jan. 10. J. Sheppard, Frost; Ben Blackmon, Corsicana; J. Threaten Carii Beer Permits v Law Is Violate A. drive Is under way against** "Honky-tonks" beer establish- . ments, dance pavilions and 'other, , similar- sites for better sanitary\, j conditions In some Instances, less disturbing of the peace and disorderly conduct, State L. Men Pat Gaddy and W. H. Pannell 'i announced Friday afternoon, •','> The liquor control operatives «f Iptlmated there has been entirely/ too much complaint against aV number of places, and Intimated that unless there was a decided j^ Improvement In the conduct and conditions, beer permits would be suspended and cancelled. . A'.i The operatives also pointed out fr that there were about 20 beer w dealers in this Immediate sector; -^ whose permits-expire immediately. They were warned that." unless ' they have filed for renewals and have receipts for same, they are v subject to arrest and •prosecution after the permit expires for selling beer the same as If they had never had the city and county permits. They warned.. the dealers to have their city and county,' licenses paid not later than the expiration date of their old per-, mlts. Gaddy and Pannell seized three '• cases of tax-paid liquor In a raidj >; conducted on East Fifth here Friday afternoon and Tyson ^ King was charged In county " court with violating the lljuor laws. The officers seized 80 gallon; of corn whiskey, 700 gallons of '[ mash and two stills in. Freestone • county last week. Two men ar- ' rested in connection with the Freestone county activities wer.( turned over to Federal authorl; ties In Waco. ACCIDENTS i .- v \ •*! ;M Vvtll (Continued From Page One) five In Pennsylvania. Ten or more were shot accidentally. Falls killed several. Deaths by states; Alabama 12, Arizona 3, 'GpOUor- nla 20, Colorado 1,,. Florida 5, Georgia 1, Illinois 15,, Indiana 4, Iowa 2, Kansas 3, Kentucky 5, Louisiana 3, Maine 8, Maryland 4, Massachusetts 6, Michigan S, Minnesota 4, Missouri 4, Montana 2, Nebraska 1, New Jersey 15, New Mexico' 1,'i 1 New York 14, Ohio 6, Oklahoma 3, Oregon 2, Fennsylvalna ' 11, South Carolina .4, South Dakota' 2, .Tennessee 3, Texas 9, Utah, 1, Virginia 2, Washington 5j_West Virginia 2, Wisconsin 4, ing 1. GARNER (Continued From face One) Ing an appropriation for higher salaries in his division. "We can't get capable men for what we pay them," the official said. "Go out and look for some men who think a little more about the welfare of their country than they do about money," Garner told him. the will Thus, he will deal with realities of the situat!on do the job that he has to do. Nor is that joh a small one. On the shoulders of Garner ,<nC Postmaster General Farley, both of whom sidestepped the president's primary campaign .< gainst four democratic legislators, rest democratic hopes of welding the party together again. WEATHER MAN (Continued From Page One,) was 28.88 inches, compared with an average annual rainfall of 35.46 inches. In 1834 the rtnfall was 26.46 Inches;, in 1935, It was 45.06; In 1836,"It was 33.80 and in-1837 it was : 30.66. . .... problem" would result In greatly Increased sales and' this • difficulty was proving to be the main "headache." •'••-•: .Moat business executives' were hopeful that more activity would mark the early months of 1839 following the announcement of agricultural administration ' officials that the 1938 farm benefit payments would be started early in-January and it was hoped'to complete the work during • the first quarter of the year. BAD NEIGHBORS (Continued From Page One) more than 3,000,000 bushels of wheat for -starving civilians in Spain, accompanied by an appeal to other nations to contribute likewise. Most of the suffering Is in Barcelona government territory. These developments were climaxed near the end of 1938 by adoption of a resolution at the Pan-American conference warning aggressors that the Americas stand together against Invasion. ue to col relieved by first pleasant swallow of THOXINE. Soothes all the way down then acts from within. 'Ideal for children. 35c. TH 0 XIN C BETTER'. NOTICE Come to our store—buy n a bottle'of THOXINE— take a swallow—wait a few minutes— if'you are not entirely satisfied we will return your money. MCDONALD DRUG STORE WRESTLING Thursday Night, Jan. 5 at 8 Main Event Lee Metcalf vs. Red Rogers Return Match' ' 2 out 3, 90-Min. time limit. Semt-Finals BUI Hartslll vs. Tuffy McMullen 2 out 3, 45 Mln. Time Limit. Preliminaries Harry Caddell vs. Blacksmith Smith 206 S. Beaton - Corsicana •,, W uflty. d,<,, jajUtor,. and L, A, WATCH -'CLOCK - JEWELRY REPAIRING ALL WORK GUARANTEED G. D, RHOADS, Jeweler HAS BABY A NASTY LOLD . V'^H >^f ai I Relieve the Misery As Most Mothers Do Rub baby's back, chest, throat with Vlcks VapoRub tuck him deep Into bed. What ft comfort to know that VapoRub goes to work right away to relieve the misery of his cold without "dosing"-without risk of stomach upsets. And what a comfort to know that long after restful sleep comes, VapoRub will still be working-two ways at once- direct through the skin like a poultice, and direct to the irritated air-passages with its medicated vapors. You'll find that of ten by morning the VAPORUB/ Poultry • Poultry Poultry prices should improve * t along from now on. Will buy ',-, Turkeys for nearby market* ' and New Year. Will pay mojr-^ ket price for Turkeys from" day to day. Will pay following until January Second on \ Poultry: 4 » Good Colored Hens, lb.. Good Leghorn Hens, lb.. Good Colored Fryers,, 2!4 Ibs. down, lb.. ..... Good Leghorn Fryers, 314 Ibs. down, lb Cocks, pound ......... , , Number One Hides, lb... Good Sound Pecaps. lb... Fresh Eggs, dozen ...... .' 9c ' . ' ' . lie 12o . 5o . 60 , 60 .J18c . > n W A. B. Walker, and Son '- ,%,'>• I,-'>'"•••••'>' / „ P I" /) t \s, .«£> »v ; T> > L". ?'££ Locker Since we have opened. Looker Plant at least different counties have their Chamber of Commerc9^| Home Demonstration Agent, and County Farm Agent!) to .see our plant with vlew"\°f . having a plant built. V* This is a llve-at-home Drop In and see It, QeJ looker and save foods'^ grow to use at home, J W A L K E) Frozen Private Lot H«! '*J&

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