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POUR THB COBSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1989. PDB1.1SHBI rllBBIIATB AMI. Wlrt auric* _ nT/RTHAM *ND UAHTIN MM. A. A. Worthun towrj itirtm Ownert tnd Publlibni at t»* Dmllj 8nn wd Snn.T.ltmBnlldlni, 106 9 ltlj V"S! M«ln Str ' ASSOniATH PUBLISHERS Urmit rtrorth«iB Boycr Miilln In tht Cur»tcau» Poll Olliw n< woonrt elaM Raioi In N»»«rro counlj »nrt ih« Unltwl State*, hotb for ronowalw and new tnb- •ertbera; In adranni rear *«.00r .n month*. 7fla: tnraB month*. ISOe. . NOT1CB To IboM who want then paper ehan««1 from on« aaareto lo another, DleiM »1« old addrew at well an nnw. It will c»i «e 1m* delu and w« can cl»c much boll" •errlcfl. Mtmbei of Aliocl«l«d I'reu Th« Amuomifid Pnsui It excluuvely entitled to the nw tor cnbllcullon ol all new, credited to II or not oltierwlw credited In tbli paper and alio the local nowi onbilcihrxf herein. All riirhu of re- pnbllcalloD ol we also rttwnreA. di«patchei hnrcln COR8ICANA, TEX.. FEB. "1, 1939. ANOTHER FIRST TEN JUST FOLKS (Copyright, 1637, Edgar A, Quest) NEUROPATH. They bade him settle down and be A quiet watcher In the shade, Not knowing that for quiet, he had riot been made. They did not guess who bade him rest And cease to move or stir about That he pursued a ceaseless quest Indoors and out. But every day and every hour With all their joys or sorrows grim, And bee, and bird, and bush In • flower Excited him. So much In llfo to hear and nee; So much to learn from field and town. 'Twas only when ho died, that he could settle down. NO, ONLY THE APPETIZERS! Members of the Federated Advertising Club of Chicago voted the other day on the "outstanding" Americans of 1938. There were to be 10 names, but 11 were finally admitted because two tied for ninth place. The men named were: Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Thomas E. Dewey, Douglas Corrigan, Howard Hughes, Congressman Martin Dies, President Roosevelt, Donald Budge. Walt Disney, Orson Welles and Vice President Garner, and Johnny Vandermeer, in that order. This list is better than many lists, because most of the men are actually known to the public. They represent such a variety of talent and such wide degrees of usefulness or importance that they suggest the need of definitions. There are many other persons, however, including women, ^yho "standout" in any review of life and events in the United States during the last year. They were as successful in their respective fields as the 11 named. They were omitted because • the balloters didn'1 happen to think of them al the moment or had personal interests attracting them to other notables. The making of such lists usually gives more satisfaction to the compilers than to the. people who read them. It reveals more of the tastes and interests of the compilers themselves than it does of the greateness 01 "outstanding" position of the ones named. Yet it is interesting and arouses useful discussion. THE WAR ON PARALYSIS The 30,000 "Birthday Balls" on Jan. 28 and SO throughout the country to raise money for the "Fight Paraylsis Campaign" set a . record in number. It will 1 be fine if they also set a record in financial contribution to the cause of prevention and cure of infantile : / paralysis. This is the sixth set of i such balls, and their history records the amazing < development of an idea and a big health work. The ' f first, held in 1934, were i > planned to promote the < work of the Warm Springs Foundation in Georgia. $!j Those balls not only raised f a generous sum of money, ~ i:l but brought thousands of letters from victims who * were in need of help. £ Immediately plans were laid to put the .paralysis ,, fight on a national basis. 'f ^ The funds raised at subse- '» ' quent birthday balls in r 1985, 1936 and 1937 were ^ divided, 70 per cent to be /l * retained locally for aiding ? people in the community, *^ and 80 per cent to go to ' * the reaserch and education- t, al work at Warm Springs. ? In 1938 the total fund i raised was used to establish the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, ".from which aid goes out to hospitals, universities, and so on, for resarch and after-care. The Foundation '/'co-operates with local au' i thorities in meeting local fa .(problems. This year, with the Foun. . ( .,M4tion well launched, the Jlfunds raised will be divided (gain between the national and local commu- A CREDITOR NATION'S WAIL Believing as we Norte- Americanos do about hemispheric solidarity and hands- across - the - Isthmus, and all that sort of thing, there are still some facts about the Pan-American setup that get our Yankee goat. Even after the humility Uncle Sam has shown at Lima and other conferences, his dignified disregard of cabals formed against him, his patience with the present Mexican government in its seizures of American property, and so on, there are too many Latin-American leaders inclined to defame him and kick him around. There are also too many of them inclined to play ball with ' European dictators who, if they had their way, would be taking those neighboring statesmen's jobs away from them. We do not like to discuss this sort of thing; we're all for playing ring-around-a- rosy. Still less do we like to drag into the conversation such sordid things as. international debts and investments. Yet some facts delicately hinted at by Senator Hiram Johnson the other day are not entirely erased from our memories. Those facts concern a prevalent Latin - American attitude toward foreign debt, particularly when it is owed to us. The American Bondholders Protective Association has mournfully admitted that 14 Latin-American countries out of 16 that we lent money to are in default. The defaulted bond issues number 151 out of 168, and the total defaulted debt to our investors being more than ?!,000,000,000. Don't we deserve. some consideration for being so "simpatico" about that? CANDLEMAS DAY ities.. And victory looms Resident Cardenas is ^ing out of Mexico the Ulthings the country oreign capital and HEROES OF AIR AND SEA The story of th? wreck of the clipper "Cavalier," and the rescue of 10 of its passengers and crew, is one of the great modern sea tales. Until the experts have heard and weighed all the information, we may not know why the great plane had to come down or why it split open and sank instead of riding the waves, as such craft are supposed to do. There is no need to wait for further details to understand the human side of the story, the courage and good sense exercised by the survivors under the most difficult and frightening circumstances. Unable to put on their lifebelts and with not enough to go around, the group stayed close together, helped support each other, never gave way to panic fear or hysteria, talked cheerfully through the long hours in the water and shouted for help when a tries. Ask a steel man where he and his fellows are going to sell the product of $200,000,000 worth of new continuous steel mills, and h'e will take you into your kitchen or basement." Armament is sure to expand rapidly, while the present international unrest and war threats continue. Airplane expansion is a part of it. With these and other possibilities, the expert thinks, we may soon see "islands of labor shortage in the sea of unemployment." Those would be fortunate isles. No doubt the sticklers for scientific truth are right, and it didn't matter a particle whether the groundhog saw his shadow on February 2. Winter will drag along to its end more or less as usual, and spring will give a few pro-views before she actually arrives with all her birds, flowers and other baggage. The groundhog's shadow, or its absence, can neither delay nor speed the seasons' progress. Nevertheless, we like both the groundhog and the legend about him. They afford opportunity for endless discussion, erudite or humorous. They suggest, quite as much as the seed catalogs, that it is time to plan gardens and vacations and household repairs and refreshing spring clothes. They are stimulating to the hope and the imagination. Photographers took a day off from snapping movie ladies and made screen tests of the groundhog instead* Superstition? No, merely pleasant and harmless folklore. ship came close hear them. enough to Light and Justice have left the national Capital, but don't worry. They'll be back. They are two of the daughters of the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, and have only gone home for a visit with their sisters, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Peace. If you want to give something to an Old World friend, all right; but don't invest any money there. We never thought much of the Congressional,-Record, but it's certainly a monument to free speech. Three men were lost, not for lack of their own or their comrades' courage and efforts, but from weakness and injury. Of the 10 who were saved, one was unconscious for some time but was held up by a woman who is a good swimmer. A second had only one good arm, the other being in a cast. The rescuers showed skill and courage. Excellent seamanship and persistence helped to work the miracle of finding and picking up 10 small specks of humanity in the Atlantic Ocean on a dark night in rough seas. It all makes a sag* that thrills and cheers. RECOVERY 'INDUSTRIES This is going to be a good year, says John W. Love,, business writer, for five things especially — rayon, household equipment, armament and aircraft. All are likely.to make new produc-j tion records, regardless of what happens in Europe or America. For nearly all of us want them and think we can't do without them. Rayon, he finds, has enlarged its production three times in the last 10 years. Plastics, made from synthetic resins and oils, light- regard to Germany and Rus sia, maintains a free hand in spite of Nazi wooings. Poland is one continental nation that really seems to have got something out of the World War. She is free and self-confident, larger and stronger than she has been could of herself struggle. for give CLIMAX IN SPAIN As Barcelona falls, the world's eyes are centered on Spain. The war is not over yet; but it is assumed that if Franco and his Fascist allies can crush northern Spain, they can also crush southern Spain. So Republican Spain is dying. It may even be that Spain itself, as a separate and self-contained nation, is dying. The dictators may divide it among themselves. They will doubtless divide it economically if not territorially, for they have not been pouring into Spain for nothing their money, war equipment and troops. It has been intervention for power and profit, while the nations that try to mind their own business and follow civilized procedure looked on helplessly. But the world's gaze is not confined to Spain, for Spain is but a center and a symbol. The echoes from those bombs and the heat from that fire spread over the world. Statesmen are taking counsel, soldiers are marching, in many countries. Having spent the strength of their countries on armament, Hitler and Mussolini are desperate. Nobody knows what those great gamblers and fanatics will do. The free nations, the democracies and semi-democracies, have to draw their lines tighter. It may be that they can still control the situation by economic pressure. centuries, and a good accoun in any military Her refusal to become a Hitler appendage may keep the Nazis from attacking Russia. As a po tential ally of either, she has great stabilizing value As for the United States strongest of democracies we seem at last to realize the state of the world, to known what is going tn anc where our interests lie. We are moving along lines cal culated to strengthen dem curacy abroad, to unify ourselves at home, and to be prepared militarily fo defense against any foreign attack. Odd coincidence—just a we get rid of gorillas ir America, they have a guer rilla wave in_ China. No, Hitler and Goe'ring and Goebbels are not era zy. They're just economic surrealists. er than stronger metals than and often steel, are probably the must sensational part of our industrial output. There are countless uses for them, including airplane bodies and perhaps the automobile bodies that Henry Ford has been forecasting, "Household equipment,' says Mr. Love, "contains several of our important, rapidly Developing Indus- DEMOCRACY UP The democracies, recently on the run, are regaining their confidence in spite of the fascist victory in Spain. France, which lately seemed going to pieces politically, is united again and defying Italian aggression. Britain, seemingly assured that Italy will not bother her, goes ahead steadily with vast war preparations, without trembling every time a Nazi leader roars. One of the most reassuring facts is that Poland, both literally and figuratively "in ttie middle" with ift.,C«./A "Mexico for Mexicans" i; 0. K., but Mexico for Na ids is something else again TWO STOLEN AUTOS ARE RECOVERED BY SHERIFF -AND DEPUTY Two automobiles recently stoTei here have been recovered this wee] by Sheriff C. O. Curington am Deputy Jeff Spencer. The automobile of David Castles stolon Jan. 20, has been recoverec In Dallas where it had been sole and resold, The officers said th car license and motor numbers hai been changed and the car had been registered as a rebuilt vehicle, Tho automobile belonging to Fan nle Sue Davis, stolen Jan. 8, ha been recovered In Ellis county. I had been stored In a barn, One arrest has been made. Tho cases will be presented be fore the Navarro county granc jury when It reconvenes Feb. 14, Total Poll Taxes Paid This Year To Exceed 6,000 Mark Tho total poll taxes paid tht year will exceed the 6,000 mark, 1 was reported at the office of T. A Farmer, assessor and collector o taxes, early Saturday afternoon. The mall has not been completed but the 6,000 mark was passed Sat urday morning. It was estimate there were about 50 more to b written from the orders.sent In be ,fore the time-limit, midnight, Jan 31, Oil Mill Employe Injured Thursday Percy Mulllne, negro, employe of the Southland' Cotton Oil com pany, received serious wounds t the left foot and leg late Thurs day afternoon . when his foot •accidentally slipped into n, convey or, it was reported Friday, The Injured - negro was r.ushe to the F. and S, Hospital for al tention. Np bones were broken but severe outi and lacerations were sustained, OVER HUNDRED NEW EMPLOYES OF FARM SECURITY IN TEXAS 'RESSURE OF INCREASING FSA LOANS APPLICATIONS CAUSE OF INCREASE DALLAS, Feb. S.— (IP)— Addl- lonal employes havo been as- Igned to every office of the farm ccurlty administration In Texas, nd IK new offices opened, to audio the pressure of Incrcas- ng applications for FSA loans, nnounccs C. M. Evans, regional Ircctor. New personnel Includes 5 typists and 50 assistants, men nd women. Evans said almost twice as much money had been loaned o date as In the same period ast year. Collections Improved y at least SO per cent, he said, lue largely to marketing of live- lock and livestock products made losslble through the FSA loans. A review of progress made by FSA borrowers for the past year hows these low—Income farmers, nany of whom had previously Deen receiving direct relief grants, lave made substantial progress oward economic Independence hrough FSA financing and guidance, A comparison of their condition n 1937, before being brought Ino the FSA program, with their condition at the end of their first •ear (1938) under FSA guidance, bowed that a typical group of new borrowers has Increased heir net worth from $936 to $1,393. They had been aided to rent 'arms averaging 110 acres, as compared with their previous 82 acres. They now own four head of subsistence livestock ao compared with 2 1-2 head per family irevlously, and three work anl- nals as compared with two. Their logs increased from the 1937 two :o more than four per family, and their previous flock of 35 hens has been more than doubled. Before coming into the program, these families had put up eighteen quarts of fruit and vegetables per person, which, under their first year's FSA guidance was increased to 53. Out of this typical group of 2,400 families, selected as a cross- section of the new Texas borrowers, 992 have written leases as against 182 who had such leases before entering the pro gram. Leases for more than one year now are held by 209 as against 39 in the previous year. Pressure cookers now are owned, by 1,885, where 689 had them previously. It was estimated that new families eligible for the program are four times the number of new families accepted last year. "Wo expect to service 25,000 families in Texas the present fiscal year as compared with last year's 19,791," Evans said. "The peak load must bo handled within the next 45 days In order to put borrowers In position to ban die this season's preparations." Texas farmers numbering 6,873 received since last July loans totaling $23,30,195. Evans estimates that Texas loans this year will total around $7,000,000 compared with last year's $4,273,593. In some counties, he said, no loans" are being made for family food, tho funds which would otherwise be spent for this purpose being put Into purchase of cows and other subsistence livestock. YOUNG BUSINESS MEN PLAN TO FORM LOCAL ORGANIZATION A group of young business men of the city met Thursday night at 7:30 at the J. C. Penney store to discuss the organization of the Junior Chamber of Commerce or a Young Business Men's Association. After a round table discussion led by James West and Dalas Harmon, In which the many advantages of a young business men's organization were brought out, It was voted to meet again next Friday night at 7:30 on the mezzanine floor of the Navarro hotel for the purpose of further discussion and completion of the organization of a Young Business Men's Association. Mr. Harmon stated Friday morning that an Invitation was extended to all young men of the city to attend the meeting Friday night. LL Levy Winner Of Prize In Ad Writing Contest I* L. Levy, ad writer for K. Wolens Department Stores, was recently awarded a $10 prize by the Pepsodent Company for preparing one of the five outstanding ads In the national campaign during the month of December. Tho prize winning ad appeared In the Corslcana Semi-Weekly Light of December 6. A letter of congratulation accompanied the check and another was received from the company by executives of the department stores. ELLIS COUNTY HAS TOM NAMED 'BOZj' VOTE BAROMETER ITALY, Feb. 3.—(/P)—Texas' catch-as-catch-can nomenclature Is enriched through the discovery of R. E. Sparkman, historian of Ellis county, that the United States postal guide once listed Boz as a postofflce in that subdivision of Texas. It was established In 1801 and absorbed Into the rural delivery In 1906. The origin of the name Is unknown, but Mr. Sparkman speculates there may have been an early settler named Bozeman, which was reduced to one syllable to identify the community and, progressively, the post-office. Three postmasters served and each was a March appointee. The poatofflco is gone but village remains an active center of county life. The general merchandise store of Ira Graves, the last postmaster, Is the rallying place for citizens who congregate at evening to get the latest news and decide political Issues. "As Boz goes (politically) Ellis county goes," Mr. Sparkman says, "has become a maxim In county politics." Boz Is surrounded by fertile land and many springs and the families of pioneers and their descendants long have been prominent In county affairs. Bethel church, a well-kept stucco structure, Is known as one of the outstanding rural churches of Southern Methodist, and Bethel cemetery, Mr. Sparkman says, "Is the most beautiful aud best kept In Ellis county." Buried there are pioneers who hewed from the forest the logs to build near the gurgling springs many of the first homes erected In Central Texas. CLARENCE POWELL, CONSTABLE, FILESl ANNUAL REPORT The annual report of Clarence Powell, constable, precinct 1, as filed In the office of R. Arthur Caldwcll, district clerk, shows the total receipts of the office for 1038 at $2,943.01. The report Included: Examining trials, district court, $107.14. V Justice courts, misdemeanor oases, $2,373.40; county court, $7.45; and fines collected at the Jail $50.10. Under civil cases, $243.80 wa» earned $41.80 was uncollocted and/ $201.57 was collected. I Out-of-county civil work was $13.20. Total collected $2,802.21. Deductions Included $520 for deputy salaries, $2,100 officers salary. stationery $10, telephone and telegraph $50, traveling expenses $240, postage $24, labor weighing trucks $132. Total authorized deductions $3,076. Retained by officer $1,867.01, leaving a deficit of $232.99 from the maximum allowed. Refused Overcoat Man, Cold, Took One A resident of Navarro county took a short cut through govern-, mental red tape to secure an overji coat at the relief headquarters hertfTv Friday morning and a few minutes 1 ', later was in custody of county officers. A theft charge was filed against him Friday afternoon, accepted In the office of Chas. T. Banister, criminal district attor-J ney. , * It Is alleged that the man sought a government-Issued overcoat and when his request -was refused, he appropriated one, donned It and left the relief headquarters over the reported warnings and protests of relief officials. A short time later the accused man came to the courthouse and told Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer what had taken place, .and thei'jre- turned to the relief hoadquartfVs. Bond was expected to bo arranged during the afternoon. Ho Is quoted as telling officers ho was cold, needed a coat badly/ and when his request was denied him, ho decided to take the garment as he had seen many other* with similar overcoats that had been Issued. _ Personal Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Carmlchael of Bryan were Corslcana visitors Saturday en route to spend the week-end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P." Moore at Emmett. County Commissioner J. N. George of Blooming Grove was here Saturday afternoon Not now/ . .. thanks to Bla*k- Draught. Often that droopy, tired feeling is caused by constipation, an everyday thief of energy. Don't put up with It. Try the fine old vegetable medicine that simply makes the lazy colon go back to work and brings prompt relief. Just ask tor BLACK-DRAUGHT.. "An old friend .of the family." DR. O. L. SMITH DENTIST Office 70 • Phones - lies. OC8 Office Over McDonald Drug Co. No. 2. CHICKENS •CHICKENS Bring us your.Hens, Pullets or Boosters; we need them all and will pay top market price In cash. Bring us your Sour Cream. • - New Location. 0. 14, MoMANUS , UQ E«it FiftU Avenue • We like to feel that we are your financial friend. There is hardly a man or woman who does not need help and counsel in money matters at some time or other. It is In these countless daily crises hi the lives of people that we are most anxious to serve. • Come in and discuss your problems with us. Let us tell you about our helpful services and give you the benefit of -our experience with firi*Tirfa| matters. • You will find that It pays to work hand in hand with your bank. First National Bank Corslcana, Teuu "THB OLD RELIABLE, 8ENCE 1869" United States Government Depository {Your application for a loan for making a crop or livestock raising will i be given special at| tention by us. TH£STAT£NATIANALBANK V.: •5 . L&5 L%.4

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