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. ' I ........ ' I <W^,;- . THE OORSIOANA SEMI-WEEKLY • ~~» i '.(•..- • •o.-.. '.-'.-1> l.>'' " #!$• s STARTED CUT DOWN OPERATION OF 13 m GOVERNMENT AGENCY ADMINISTRATOR CALLED BEFORE COMMITTEE; TO EXAMINE RELIEF NEEDS -r i ?' **; Vr. $ tMfT'il 'r 3v-- »?**'. * Ak'i ' r- &:• -J V I'' ;V : Jan. 6. the sen- -i • Inter-Faith Leader r -. - i f.- 1 t ~, 1.1 :v '-V •*• -r &' fi-x r. f i . t ,'- '-'• £• i'. r- VJ' ,• r * /.V> \. t WASHINGTON, (#*)—Members of ate unemployment committee agreed informally today to attempt to earmark the future distribution of federal funds with a formula which would strip the WPA administrator of virtually all discretion in the allocation of state quotas. Chairman Byrnes (D-SC) said the committee would meet next week to go over suggestions with the hope of evolving a simple formula that can be Inserted In relief appropriation bills. Senator Murray (D-Mont.) on administration supporter, said he favored placing such a formula in the proposed $875,000,000 emergency relief appropriation take under consideration this morning by a house appropriation subcommittee. President Roosevelt In requesting the emergency fund, specifically asked that any changes in the method of distributing relief be delayed -until congress has given the matter careful consideration. "I am in favor of taking away from the WPA administrator the discretion he had had in allocating funds to the states," Murray declared. "I think we can work out a simple formula that will guarantee each state its just aharo." Senator Clark (D-Mo.) said committee members may follow the formula, with some changes, by which federal highway aid has been distributed for years. This formula takes Into account the highway mileage, population and area, whereas a relief formula might substitute need for mileage. Seeks WPA Information. Congress, meanwhile, asked WPA to show why it wants a sum as large •as $876,000,000 to operate until July. Col. F. C. Harrington, WPA ad- mlnlstrator, was called before the house subcommittee as the first witness on the proposal. After two hours In the closed committee meeting, / Harrington told newsmen that any attempt to limit the relief agency's funds for the next six months to $500,000,000—some members have proposed that sum—would mean "very drastic reductions." In a brief talk with newsmen, Harrington said WPA rolls continued to grow smaller and that .about 8,075,000 persons were employed on Dec. 31. "We expect the reduction to continue," he said, adding there had been 3,112,000 on the rolls on Den. 23. "The business pickup is unmistakable," Harrington continued, "and the PWA program Is Just getting going with the result that ft is helping heavy goods industries." Senate Will Seek Cut. Senator Adams (D-Solo.) said, meanwhile, that If the house does not cut the proposed fund, there would be a determined effort In the senate appropriations committee to do no. "The $875,000,000 looks to me like a higher rate of expenditure than we have at present, in the race of many Indications ot Improving business conditions," said Adams. The president declared in a special message yesterday that the money would be required to keep 3,000,000 on WPA rolls In February and March, with the number diminishing gradually to 2,700,000 in June, Present WPA funds, he said, wll-be exhausted ;at the end of this month. -••••• Senator Byrnes (D-SC) who has yeen working on a now formula for relief distribution, called his unemployment committee together consider possible recommenda- He aald he • was prepar- i to support his contention aome have not received their share of WPA funds. Senate and House Recess senate and the house recess- over the 1 week-end after hear- the president's budget mes- yeaterday. Legislators were however, getting settled In offices and making plans to their favorite measures. A principal subject of senate ..cloakroom conversation was Mr. ^.^Roosevelt's nomination of Prof. Felix Frankfurter to the supreme /court. It was generally agreed -he ,would> be confirmed as' aucces- i«or to the late Justice Cardoza, some senators forecast he be asked for his views on defeated court reorganization ESTRUCTIONOF FAMILY-SIZE FARM COSTS GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASED GOVERNMENTAL ACTIVITIES IN AGRICULTURE L" Feeder-Breeder nee ^^|r$f'|SN^ L .. ' -' - ' ' - * l ' '•' * A : -':•* ' - . ••-,''-' '• •"• '''£'-.' . '' 'v ' .'^ -, ';.'••"" [ * •» h - • '"*. \ • m 'v '-.'''>'.>''•• ' • I' ' ' :' L '*:• - -' • - <•-' i*>- v '' ^ v ", ' ±\\ -^ =_•/.-. ^*-j- -*.*. 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A. of Tulsa, Okla. nationally known as a skilled organizer and forceful speaker, has been appointed director of the Southwestern division of the National Conference of Christians and Jews with office headquarters In Dallas. This office will promote the cause of understanding, good will and co-operation between protestants, Catholics and Jews through the Southwest. Announcement was made of the appointment by Dr. Everett R. Clinchy of New York, National Director. Mr. Harrison Is a native Texan who served as Y. M, C. A. secretary at Corsicana and Beaumont for 13 years before going to Tulsa In his present capacity nine years ago. The Tulaa Y. M. C. A. at the request of national leaders of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish f nit ha, have loaned Mr. Harrison for the coming year for the purpose of organizing this activity. There has previously been no Southwestern division of the Conference. During the past three years Mr. Harrison has been an active member of the Executive Committee of fcrence. National the Con- (J- STATE LEADERS IN HOUSTON TO ATTEND FONDREN FUNERAL HOUSTON, Jan. 8.—(ff)—Religious, financial and business leaders of the state were here today to attend funeral* services for Walter W. Fondren, Sr., 61, oil man, banker and philantroplst, who died at San Antonio. Fondren, one of the organizers of the Humble Oil and Refining company and a pioneer In tho oil business of Texas, was found dead In his hotel room at San Antonio where he had gone to attend a Methodist conference. A justice of the peace said Fondren apparently died of heart attack. Walter • W. Fondron, aged 61 years, of Houston, one of the founders of the Humble Oil and Refining company,, prominent Methodist and benefactor of Southern Methodist University, who died suddenly Thursday In San Antonio, formerly resided in 'Corsicana. He was attending sessions of tho General Missionary Council of the Methodist church, South, when he was stricken with a heart attack, A native of Union City, Tenn., he moved to Corsicana In 1897 and entered the oil business here in 1899 as a field worker, later becoming a driller. In 1901, ha moved to Beaumont and became active as an independent operator in th,e coastal fields and in 1911 along with Former Governor R. S. Sterling, Fondren organized the Humble Oil Co., and was a vice president and director until it was re-organized as Humble Oil and Refining Company in 1917. He retained the same position with the re-organized company. Ill health forced his retirement in 1933. He was in charge of drill- Ing operations for his company. Mr. Fondren was married in Corsicana in 1903 to Miss 'Ella Cochrum. Surviving are his wife and three children, W. W. Fondren. Jr., Mrs. W. B. Trammell and Mrs. Milton Underwood. ^ In the house, a controveray J.-,,:.. Wong democratic members waa ^..developing * over authorizing the KPiervcommUee to renew it* in- ;;;yeaUgation Into un-American ac- &uyitie»V . • • - j&Bpth republican ' and democratic waders 'expected the 169 republicans to vote aolidly for continuation of the inquiry. ranks were split, in- peraona aald, between crlt- of frequent anti-adminiatra- ::*! were Interested In Secretary Wai* lace's challenge to republican critics of the crop control program to present substitute bill. "We democrats have a plan," Wallace told reporters. "It is in operation now. In view of the fact that republicans made gains in the midwest at the last election I believe It is their duty to present a program," OH Bill Planned. WASHINGTON, Jon. 6.—W— Senator Gillette (D-Iowa) will introduce a bill to divorce retail- Ing from the production and distribution of petroleum products. The bill, Gillette said, was backed by independent gasoline retail- era who complained they were subjected to unfair competiiton. "They declare the big, Integrated companies ' make such a profit on production and transportation that they can take a temporary 4oss in the retailing field and $6h'; testlmpnjT a V committee" hear-1 foroe independents out of- the ••-*--••'-- • pressure from "folki petaU Duslnesa," Gillette Bald, ,. , who believe the In- T hen *^ y oan ™°n°PoUz« the $fetigatlon has developed import-' retaU fieldt ""•proof--of subversive activities, Die* (D-Tex)* the commit- airman, conferred yester- IflWWJtb **sp. Rayburn of Texaa, democratic leader, but neith- dlecuss their . conversa- COLLEGE STATION, Jan. 6. —(^—Destruction of the family sized farm, resulting from an increased * mechanization of farm activities Is responsible for a large part of the recent Increases In governmental activities, quotes the Farm- Security Administration from -a Texas Experiment Station bulletin prepared by Dr. C. Horace Hamilton, economist in rural life. Dr. Hamilton asserts that social disintegration is brought on by an Increase In use of tractors upon the farm "beyond the Imagination and comprehension of the average man." Some areas of Texas have become completely mechanized, with one tractor replacing from five to nine human families. Evidence of "a very critical" social problem la presented, he said. In the fact that the Works Progress Administration • and the Farm Security Administration in Texas are trying to take care of 76,000 families who have been thrown out of employment on the farm. Expansion of governmental functions he declared to be "the fruit of poorly controlled mechanization." Under our old rural culture, D. Hamilton said, "we had developed the family farm institution in such a way our social needs such as education, care of the aged, the dependent, and the unemployed were made without any elaborate political organization or expense. The fact that we are now spending billions of dollars to do things which were once done by the family farmers for themselves demonstrates In a dramatic manner just how valuable the family farm was to society.' 1 Increase In Tractors The number of tractors on Texas farms has Increased from 9,000 in 1920 to 99,000 this year, and in the same period the number of horses and mules decreased from 2,300,000 to 1,464,000. Taking the figure on tractors from the farm equipment Institute, which estimates an Increase of 34 par cent in the number of tractors on Texas farms duing this period gasoline tax refund to farmers using tractors increased 57 per cent. Areas In Texas almost completely mechanized, Hamilton's report said, include the high and low plains and the Corpus Chrlatl area. Out of 141 farms in the high plains 70 per cent were depending upon the tractor power and multi-row equipment in 1037 as compared with 26 per cent in 1931. Dr. Hamilton quotes a survey of 43 farmers in Lubbock county last summer which showed only two not using tractors* The average tractor cultivated 423 acres. Farms in the blacklanda also were reported as being mechanized at a rapid rate, with at least 30 per cent of farmers using tractors to cultivate possibly 50 per cent of the crop land. River Bottom Farms Large plantations of the river bottoms have been slow to me- .chattize, according to the survey. Nevertheless, the number of tractors on them doubled the past four years and many plantation operators were quoted as saying they expected to shift to tractors quite extensively in the near future. Pointing out the which the present ture will be upset ment of thousands farmers- and farm Hamilton aald that the use of tractors and four-row equipment would reduce the number of farms In the high plains to. 33 per cent of the 1035 figures. Actual effects at this time, he said, are indicated by a decrease of more than 20,000 farms in the state between Jan. 1, 1937, and Jan. 1, 1938. Farmers - who have been earning from $800 to $1000 annually as tenants in the high plains or In the black ' land, even with cotton prices as they are today, will earn no more than $250 to $300 as agricultural laborers, Dr, Hamilton said, quot* Ing a survey just completed in Texas which showed the farm laborers Income average only $220 in 1937 when the record-breaking cotton crop gave an unusual amount of work. Date for the Blackland Feeder- Breeder conference to be held in Corsicana was changed at a meeting of the co-sponsors Thursday, and It will be held on Friday, January 27 instead of February 3. A tentative program was also outlined and final details are to be completed by the first part of next week, according to reports received Friday. The program as outlined calls for the session to be held In th« buildings of the Corsicana Livestock and Agricultural Association with a speaking session from 10 to 12 a. m. to be followed by a luncheon and tours of inspection of breeding and feeding projects during the afternoon. Representatives are expected from nine Central Texas counties, including Ellis, Hill, Kaufman, Henderson, Anderson, Freestone, Limestone, McLennan, and Navarro counties. Necessity of adoption of new programs because of changing agricultural conditions and markets and the feasibility of the feeder-breeder movements will be stressed at the session, according to the sponsors. Among those attending the conference Thursday were T, C. Richardson of Dallas, RoySnyder and Qr. W. Barnes of Texas A. and M. College, Elmore R. Torn of Longview, and J. N. Edens, H. C. Robinson, Ralph Stell and R. W. Knight, all of Corsicana. HOPKINS TO SEEK ADVICE OF BUSINESS MEN BEFORE ACTING NAZIS, COMMUNISTS AND OTHER BODIES GAVE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ACTION REFUSES DISCUSS SEVERAL CONTROVERSIAL MATTERS BEFORE NEWSMEN extent to social struc- by dlsplace- of tenant laborers, Dr. CONGRESS TO WAIT WHILE BEFORE TAX MATTER TAKEN UP zing Commoltteea Organization of regular house Q - -,' • i - - -'. ,7' ,,. began late yesterday nen democratic members elected of their number to vacancies n&the ways, and means commit»-• •'""—t' group chooaes party to fill vacancies on all er committees, of the .quartet elected— jp r ,,.West (D-Tex>—is regarded ' at conservative, and reports that the White yse had opposed his, selection, ^President'.Garner, a. fellow ; was described by insiders favored his appointment. * of the '235 democrats iuppopted /West,' . new members -' . nafdored administration sui* ,-) n.iA.wb. M ».i| V - M Bolano; "whip," Mcr Malone,y (D- Pravda's Comment, MOSCOW, Jan. , 6.— C-P)~The communist party organ* Pravda, aald today that President Boose* velt's message to congress "shows that the threat of fascist aggression la ' well understood 'in Anterl- " "It -also constitutes an acknowledgement tha^t wars waged by Fascists aggressors are aimed directly against the interest the socalled democracies/ 1 . the per said. . of pa- Would Modify Bankruptcy Act, •WASHINGTON, Jan, 6,—W~ B. V. Fletcher, general counsel of the Association of American Hailroad, said today he believed a bill .would be offered'in'cotigreas to modify section 1 77 of, the bankruptcy aot under. whichMlaUroad bankruptcy proceedings are President Roosevelt's special railroad committee riecenUy ' reoi qnunendeft that section 77 be amended to setup a central court to handle all railroad reorganization mattera. ' WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, Congress ia going to -wait a while before considering President Roosevelt's request for "moderate Cax increases" to meet greater farm aid and defenae costs. Chairman Doughton (D-NO) said today the house ways and means committee, which originates revenue bills, would want to look over the March income k * tax receipts before tackling any general tax legislation. Some commltteemen said .they might not feel much like start- Ing on a hunt for more taxes unless the President sent a special request, perhaps, auggeatlng some sources of revenue. But Mr. Roosevelt does not expect to make taxes the subject of a message. Various committee members also aald It might not be a bad idea to pare down by 4 per cent the $10,000,000,000 of appropriations contemplated for the year starting July 1. That would take oare of the tax Increase which the President proposed* Mr, Roosevelt said in his budget message that "draatlo new taxes" would be unwise. He added that new levies should be selected carefully to avoid "repressive effects upon purchasing power." There probably will be, plenty of. argument but Httle concerted opposition to the President's proposal that so-called "nuisance" taxes be continued, They Impose exclee levies on cosmetics, admts- sions 'and* many other items and will expire next June .and' 1 July unless renewed. Congress - - has been renewing some of them for years;' ;.-" ••"-•.'/::-.' /'•.•;•.-•- V? ' A* m •« , WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.— ffi- Harry L. Hopkins, whose appointment as secretary of commerce displeased some segements of business, said today we wanted the advice of representative business men before he laid down any policy for hia new work. He told his first press conference at the department that he already had talked to some prominent business men and would seek the advice of still others. Among those he has seen, he aald, Is Aver 111 Harrlman, chairman of the advisory council set Up by Hopkins' predecessor, Daniel C. Roper, to consult with the administration. Hopkins talked with newsmen in a big oak-panneled room adjoining his office. He strolled In and sat down after about a hundred reporters were assembled. "Go ahead," he said, "How do you start one of these meetings In here?" . "Well, Mr. Secretary, what about business" a reporter asked. Hopkins grinned and everybody laughed. Questions began to pop then. One reporter asked about the statement attributed to him as WPA administrator and which he has denied: "Spend and spend, tax and tax, elect and ~ elect." Hopkins said he would not talk about it, nor about the senate campaign expenditures report charging the WPA with "unjustifiable political activity." ."I'm not going to comment on much of anything today," he said. Answer Is "No." Somebody asked whether he would use the. commerce department vessel "Eala" which is now involved in a dispute between acting Comptroller General Elliott and Former Secretary Roper over whether private paties were entertained on H. "The answer Is no,", Hopkins said.' "What do you think of the general level of commodity prices?" a reporter piped up. "Now listen—'* Hopkins grinned again. "I've been spending my time here the last few days talking to people all over the country, I'll continue to do that until I get ready to speak my mind. I'm not inclined to duck anything, but I want to take as- much time as I need before I make any public statement on matters of importance." He ennounced that Frank T. Bell, chief of the bureau of fisheries, had resigned and that Victor Shells of Chicago would supervise the department's information service, but, he added, "I'm not contemplating a lot of personal changes. 1 ' ' The "Eala" question popped up again. "I'm not going to ride on tha boat," Hopkins said firmly, "and I don't want anybody else to ride on it» "Have you Issued a formal order for the department," he was asked. . , "Well I told them not to rtde on It," he shot back. members.of the house agricultural committee have advocated the use of processing taxes to help finance additional help for farmers, Johnson Interested in Neutrality. WASHINGTON. Ji^n, 8.—<;p>Representative Luther Johnson of Corsicana, member of the house foreign ' affairs committee, said he -would confer with state department offtolala on neutrality legislation expected to be considered by the next Congress. Johnson was chairman of the sub-committee which studied the present neutrality act, many provisions of which expires in May unless renewed. He said he probably would preside over hearings on the forthcoming neutrality legislation. WASHINGTON, ' Jan. 6- President Roosevelt said today the justice department had undertaken an investigation of alleged violations of the criminal statutes by nazis, communists, and certain other organizations In this country. The president told a press conference Attorney General Murphy had Informed him to this effect by letter. The letter was not made public but Mr. Roosevelt said the alleged violations were submitted to the department by the Dies committee Investigating un-American activities. The chief executive would not comment on reports he opposed a request by Chairman Dies (D- Texas) of the committee for an additional $150,000 to carry on its inquiry. The committee has exhausted its $25,000 original fund. The president, In response to other Inquiries, reported progress In formulating details of the emergency defense program at a conference yesterday with a dozen officials from the state, war and navy departments. Asked to comment on eRar-Ad- mlral Arthur J. Hepburn's report recommending 25 additional ship and air bases for the navy, the president merely said this was a report requested by congress. A newsman inquired about prospective special messages on subjects not already covered in his three messages to congress so far. Mr. Roosevelt replied that he had not decided whether to set forth his views on an expanded social security program by message or by letter to congressional committees. To Make Third Report. The president said he would forward to congress next week a third report dealing with the Philippines, containing recommendations of a Philippine-American committee for an extension of preferential trade relations beyond the time set for political independence of the Islands. The justice department began its Investigation after Sumner Welles, acting secretary of state, forwarded to former Attorney General Cummlngs a request from Chairman Dies. Dies asked a federal investigation to determine whether the communist party, the German-American Bund and other organizations nad violated federal laws by falling agents of foreign Officials of the A very satisfactory year of business waa reported and all directors and officers were re-elected at the annual meeting of the stockholders of the State National Bank Thursday afternoon. Bank officials said the prospects were favorable to a continued Improvement in business in the new year. Increased deposits and increased leans featured the financial reports submitted. The bank paid two semi-annual dividends during the past year in addition to giving Christmas bonuses to all employees. Directors re-eleoted Thursday included E. E. Babers, J. O. Burke, J. E. Butler, Mrs. I. N^ Cerf, James H. Cerf, VL M. Davidson, A. B. Douglass, Jr., C. L. Jester, Homer B. Jester, I. T. Kent, W. P. McCammon, c. A. Mlddleton, N. Suttle Roberts, and W. T. Woodruff. The board of directors then reelected the following officers: N. Suttle Roberts, president; J. E. Butler, J. p. Burke, vice presidents ; W. M. Davidson, cashier; Alton N. Justiss, F. L. Seale, Hallie G. Hampton and W. L. Hoi- man, assistant cashiers. Important Class B Meeting Slated Of to register as principals. department said they had directed J. Edgar Hoover, to have G-men Investigate Dies' charges. Hoover's federal bureau of Investigation, they recalled, already has made a nation-wide Inquiry Into the Bund's activities in this country. The survey was completed last summer and was turned over to Dies' committee. Officials Indicated that it failed to disclose sufficient evidence to warrant court action. Dies said that evidence before his committee "clearly showed that the communist party of the United States is an agent of the communist Third International, which has its headquarters In Moscow." The evidence also Indicated, his letter added, that certain "front" organizations of the communist party were agents of that party. He specifically named the League for Peace and Democracy, the International Labor Defense, and the Civil Liberties Union. Dies eald other evidence indicated that the German-American Bund represented Germany's nozl party. Advised of the president's disclosure, Dies said the justice department of Investigation was a "recognition of the fact that they are now taking seriously what they previously have tried to laugh off." Some administration leaders, Including Mr. Roosevelt, have criticized activities of Dies' committee. Dies suggested that, with the committee's testimony and evidence before It, the justice department should proceed Immediately to obtain an Indictment against the communist party for not registering as an agent of the communist Third International. Lost Something? Sun Want Ad. ^ Try a Daily CONTEST WAS FIRST CAGE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN , TRADITIONAL RIVALS By PAUL MOORE Sun Sports Editor Corsicana Tiger loopers divided a pair of games at the junior high school gym- VWU QtSlL&l-tfcLLLlWCltl Uivik«3inaa **M*J"*3 I * __ % * "" * 1 t n irV the past year in addition to giving jn^Slum Friday night, the Tl- gers winning 18-8 over their arch rivals, the Cleburne Yellow Jackets, while the E team was losing, 13-9, to the tough Powell five. In both contests, however, the rival play* ers found considerable trouble in hitting the basket, showing plainly the effects of their brtfak in training incident to the hrlstmas holidays. This was the first time that Corsicana and Cleburne have ever played on the basketball court, although they have been tradtlonal football rivals for about 14 years, -The game here Friday night was tVc first class A competition encountered by the Johnson county boys, they having played with the B division in previous years due to the fact the Ton me Tnnnnw IfiiCleburne High School was not 1 earns January J-"l equ i p ped with a gymnasium. Jackets Promising From the performance flashed here Friday night, however, Coa«h Wesley Bradshaw has a fine ball club In the making and his charges played a good brand of basketball. The visitors had trouble in hitting the basket, but handled the ball better than tha Bengals during the first half and did not make as many had and intercepted passes. A fairly good crowd was on hand for the occasion. Special music for the game was furnished by the newly organized Tiger Teasers. The music provided by the Teasers added considerable to the enjoyment of the game for the spectators and a better show and program will doubtless be given at future cage attractions. W. M, Spear, centor for the Ben- gals, found .the range of the basket in the second \half for three field goals and six points to lead the scorers, but was closely pressed by Beale, forward, with five. Patrick, Gonzales and York did well on defense. Gathtnga, guard, was the star for the Jackets, being an aggres : slve and fast performer. Hamb- lln, forward, made four points. Shot at Wrong Goal One of the most unusual oc- currehcea noted here In some time was registered late In the game r* 1 •» r • ™ • I when a couple of Bengals became IjTOUnds Mail! TOPIC confused LS to their goal and took .-^ - T-» • i i 1 T-Vm A a coupte of shots at the Cleburne Ul Richland PTAIkasket, but the ball did not sink for field goals. Beautifying the school campus I * Both clubs looked considerably was the chief topic of discussion In the January meeting of the Richland P.T.A. Tuesday afternoon, January 3. Mr. McCage, chairman of this special committee, reported that plans were being made for the improvement of our campus. He said the plans would be submitted to the executive committee of the P.T.A. at a call meeting next week; and If these plans,are approved, work will be begun Immediately. This will Include the setting out of trees, shrubbery, and flowers. Mrs. Middlebrook, chairman of the hospitality committee of the Navarro County Council, urged members to attend the council banquet Saturday nlgh£, January 14. MRS. W. L. .HESNDON, Reporter. Crippled Children Receive Treatment Mrs H. G. Brown, local representative Texas Society for Crippled Children and member of the board makes the following report concerning^ activities over the past two days: Aubry Crowder to Freeman Clinic, Dallas, for final examination and dismissal; Dolores" Reid to Freeman Clinic for treatment; James Buley to Baylor hospital, Dallas, for final examination and dismissal; Daisy Mann .to Baylor for treatment; Lorene Garrett to Crippled Children's Hospital, Marlin for treatment; Monroe Reid to Marlin for treatment. -\ Fairfield Merch - i — Buried There Sin Details Incident to the realignment of the teams In old District 30-B under the new set-up ,in the University of Texas Interscholas- tlc league will be discussed at a meeting called to be held at the Y. M. C. A. here Monday afternoon, May 18, at 5 o'clock by D. A. Mills, Kerens, chairman of the old district. Chairman Mills, in discussing the approaching meeting and realignment of clubs, points out that the ten schools In the old district now are In two districts, along with other instltulons in this section. Teams listed in District 21-B are Blooming Grove, Frost. Italy, Malakoff and Milford. Teams placed in District 24-B are Dawson, Hubbard, Kerens, Mildred and Trindad. Representatives from other schools are welcome to meet with the old 1 30-B group, Chairman Mills has pointed out, and he wrote: "As a matter of fact, I should like to know what Ferris, Grandview and I. O. O. F. plan to do." Many of the teams affected by the realignment have two-year contracts with clubs not placed back in the same district and some understanding, solution and agreoTnent must of necessity be worked out. Beautifying School FAIRFIELD, Jan. A. J. Browne died at hla ho Falrfield Saturday morning o'clock. His health had-been for ^several years, but the lost t daya before his death He w able to go to his store every day. Burial was in the Fairf Ield cemetery Sunday afternoon, directed by Burleson Funeral Home, religious services being conducted by Revs. James Morgan and W. ,R« Miller. Mr. Browne was born in Stewart county, Georgia, Oct. 4, 1888. He came to Texas with his lath era 1 family in December, 1872, with tho exception 6f a year or two has lived In'Freestone cpunty ; since. , Surviving relatives are one son, P. D. Browne, superintendent of, Falrfield schools; two sisters, Mn»4 Ross Llddy of Falrfield • and MrsR T. W. Ely of Dallas; two • brother*, Elijah Browne, FairfIel& "And John Browne of Man gum, Okla.; three grandchildren and a large number; of other relatives. On Mann's Staff. ' FAIRFIELD, Jan, 7,—(Spl,)—At- torney General Gerald C. Mann has appointed two.. p£ . Freestone county's citizens, to . positions, Ed Roy Simmons of Teague-as-an assistant and Jim Harding'of Fairfield as chief filing clerk, . Note of Thnks. Mrs. Emma H. Townsend wishes to return sincere thanks to her many friends near and far, who, so kindly remembered her Chr; mas with letters, cards, telegram; gifts and flowers. One very beautiful card had no name. Good wishes and God bless yo every one. Signed: EMMA H. TOWNSEND. better on defense than -i offense.' Powell had little difficulty In winning over the B club and kept the locals from registering a field goal until the game had progressed to almost the, half-way mark. Corsicana Tigers led, 7-4, at tho half. The count at the end of the first period was 4-1 In favor of Corsicana. The Bengals led, 13-6, at the end of quarter. The Box Score Cleburne— Harris, f Hamblln, f .-..... Reagor, f ™ Dement, f-o •.-....,,.,.. 0 Wlndham, c •»->.. 0 Gathlngs, g .... -, v ,... 1 McCollum, g 0 Burton, g %.-..* 0 Landers, g «- 0 r-, ^ *• •rf. Totals .. Corsicana Beale, f 2 Gonzales, f Brownfleld, Terry, f .. . * * * ..-« 1 T.< 0 ..r« 0 Spear, c ,,..%-,...,,..,-* 3 g Stell, c Patrick, York, g Lawhon, g g •*Tf . M 0 1 1 0 0 3 ft 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 fl 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 pt 5 2 0 1 6 0 2 2 0 0 Totals VF....- 8 2 5 18 Referees: Eady (Texas Mines) and Bird (Texas); timer,.Bradley; scorer, Moore. means that and important life every man yo picio you BANKING. LOOKS All HAD *••-'' YEAR dawn of a new year marks OPPORTUNITY new oppor- r tunity aside next twelve months Take ahead financially. Make up your mind your income every during adhere firmly; to your rwo/w now by starting an account bank, President Sarcastic WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.— The new budget estimate of upwards of a $44,000.000,000 groaa public debt by June 30, 1841, prompted an Inquiry at President Roosevelt's press conference today ao to \what point the debt could go before,constituting a threat to tbe government's credit Wun a bit.ot sarcasm* tha president replied a good deal had been written on that by what he termed major prophets, He added that since he wan merely a minor he "had better not com * ° ', ', m . ..-.*'-. t. • • r t Completely ^Incomplete • • ' L . Wken \ve subtract the things -we have fropi the things we want, it is obvious that bust- ^ff F I r r neas has plenty of room for growth. ., • H But before we can go forward, business men must have confidence in the future. They 1 l ' ™ a must have assurance of cooperation from government, the people, and their banks; The officers and directors, of this bank pledge their continued cooperation In the financial development of our community. Business men and individuals are invited to make , . ••-, full use of our facilities and services. ' • v-: - H ' r -- ' '. '* i f- Sl 1 1 ' - -J ' ,v\ '.4. '- 1 i J-3 I 1 '. I : » First Bank ^^f^r^f^^^^^^^^^^^^^f ^W ^r^f^^^^J OCA SINCE 1869* t-* ' State National . i - - - j. -» -\ •*.- \ T' t. T _ * . L,

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