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Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, February 10, 1939
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. , «.,. THB COHSTCANA SEMI-WEEKLY EIGHT, TOIDA^, feBRTJABY 10. 1980, " f . «NT Un. A. JL Wortlum Lowry Owner* tort rublubert ol tb* , Daily Sun «n<l vml- Weeklj Llfbt r ITIH IMlMInt tOfl 8 M«ln St ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER!" brnnr *VnT«hftm BoyfP Martin Km<T«1 In Ihr U«ir>tc«ii> Poll O«ftff» »• •tvnnrt c\»m matter lUtes in Nn»«m> eounl; »nrt Ihc United Slatei both fnr r«inew»W «ndI new ran- •erlberaf In mtr.noe. rejr S1.00? -It month*. • 75c: Ultra montlia BOe. NOT1CB Co I&OM frbo want their o»P» enurM trnm on* woreM to •nnthor. DIMM fi™ oM ddrtrflM M wpll •« oi-w. It will c»n«« lAftn dolaT and wft can rlvr mnen WU*T e. _ — _ _ Member of Anoelntcd I'rm I'hu AMcirlniprt Pren It exoluilTolj on- tilled to the aw for onbllcstlon ot all newi credltod to II or not otherwise credited In thlt D«D«T and alM the local nnw« nnhiUhrd hireln. All rlrhu of t«- onbllcatlon ot nocrfal dl«pat«ne» hM*ln are fttoo COKSICAPfA. TEX., FKB. 10, 1931) JUST FOLKS (Copyright, 1937, Edgar A. Guest) JAPAN'S PEEVE It may or may not be wise to fortify the island of Gaum, in the sense of trying to make it a Pacific Gibraltar. That would take a lot of money and, if undertaken now, would seem, a direct military challenge to Japan. A moderate defense would doubtless be enough at present, not merely for practical use but to make It clear that we can fortify it if we want to. We would have done so years ago, if it hadn't been for the naval limitation treaty of 1922, which stopped plans already made. Japan has refused to continue such limitation, leaving us free to go ahead with the old! plans if we choose. If we maintain responsibility for defense of the Phillipines, a military and naval base at Gaum will be as an airplane FORCE AND FEAB Porco deals.with fear, and force aad fear Build nothing very loafing here. Their barriers stand while, shot and shell Arc large enough to guard them well, But when appears a stronger foe The game Is up, and down they go! The thoughts of force and fear arc bent On soldiery and armament And brutal training to Instill In little boys tho wish to kill. For force that would outlast the year Must propagate both force and fenr. Forca puts up monuments to hate And statues of her aoldler-grea.t. It glorifies Us hero dead, But leaves the living short of bread, And since by fear Us power Is made Force is of greater force, afraid. base, greater, military is obvious, from a glance at the map, that Gaum is an important stepping stone in the link of islands from California westward through Hawaii to the Philippines, the East Indies, India and Australia. That part of the world is going to be increasingly important to Americans, for travel and trade. BRITAIN PREPARES Twenty million government handbooks have gone by mail to households in every part of the United Kingdom. They are the beginning of Britain's "selective volunteering" plan for enrollment of the nation's whole man-power in * time of war. The handbooks go into amazing detail in regard to different kinds of services that may be needed, the qualifications for each and the place for enlistment. There is a long list of ' "reserved" occupations af- i footing six or seven million *w persons, who will be en- 1 couraged to stay at their , ' present posts carrying on ;" not only the manufacture of ,;war supplies but keeping other essential services go- ling. In. addition to armament workers, farmers, food i 'distributors, seamen, dockworkers and engineers, the reserved list includes glass i 1 j workers, plasterers, plumb- ,ers and road builders who will be needed to repair air- raid damage. Normal com«\ munication lines are to be f Kept open, requiring the ^ continued services of tele- i' graphers, bus drivers, elec- f - tricians, and so on. ^ i' Selective volunteering Js « ^0 begin at once. So long i as peace continues, the vol- v •unteers will have to give > only^ part of their time to H' < ^pecial training for war ser| Alices. Theirs will be full- fC^JJme jobs if war is declar- MECHANICAL HORNETS The United States, starting a new air-defense program, doesn't have to build from nothing this time. We have a good air fleet, and we have good flyers, mechanics, technicians, fields and factories. The job is mainly one of expanding personnel and production. In the matter of. speed for military attack, we seem to be doing very well, in spite of an impression that| other nations are ahead of us. An American pursuit plane made for export to France reached 575 miles an hour the other day in a dive, and the army is said to have three different fighting planes more modern than that, capable of doing more than 400 miles an hour in level flight with military loads. Our war planes, it will be ALL SET? , flThe handbook deals thor- Mshly with "rescue and Iflemolition" parties and a of other activities, in... ling auxiliary fire ser- ges and midwives. This is a document to r ,ke even the frivolous ICUghtful. ,.„.,,- gather from recent Utterances at Berlin" and Tokyo that it is very wick, r ! for democracies, when Icked .around, to start eking back. there yet be a war injst the Swastika as ; was once against the ' &t Japanese flag just be; after all, a aet- U. • ••. We may soon have enough for our safety, plus enough to make up what our friends lack. Here is something we can work at without worrying about it. REGIONAL PACTS Such disputes as that between Vermont and the federal government may be avoided in the future if the Council of State Governments continues its work. The Council is composed of 37 commissions on interstate co-operation. Each was appointed by its own state governor and consists of five state senators, five members of the lower house and five administrative officers. The states not yet represented expect to have commissions some time this year.. The object of the Council is "common action by the States, co-operating with one another on subjects not within the scope of the Federal Government 'and riot within the power of the States separately to deal with." This will mean agreements by negotiation on interstate problems. That it is a practical plan is shown by accomplishments already recorded. One example is the compact between New Jersey and New York by which these two states exercise joint authority over the Palisades Interstate Park. The Council negotiated this agreement. The Interstate Commission on the Delaware includes five state governments. Eight states last year reached an agreement on regulation of the Great Lakes' Fisheries, a subject which had been causing controversy for 65 years.. Other examples may be thought of, as well as other opportunities for action in the future. FAVORITE FANATICISMS "Few nations, indeed," writes an American newspaper man, speaking of our athletic fervor, "have our talent for doing the uniny- portant with fanatic devotion and ferocious energy." Maybe so'. But how about heiling Hitler in Germany, drinking tea in England and debating politics in the French Chamber of Deputies? They are all done, from the American viewpoint, with devotion and ferocity disproportionate to their usefulness. Suggestions Gallup, the big public poll and tip- off man: Why not establish branches in Germany, Bus »laand Ti -' " MUSIC IN AMERICA It is 47 years since Ignace Jan Pftderewski played his first concerts in the United States. Now it is announced that he will soon begin his 20th American tour, playing in 20 cities and over the radio. America will welcome him and will attend the great pianist's concerts enthusiastically. Much has happened in this country in this period, musically and otherwise, including the recent widely-shown Paderewski movie, ''Moonlight Sonata." It is wonderful to begin a concert tour with a radio broadcast, playing to the whole country at once, to people assembled in a music hall and to millions sitting in their own homes. If there is no greater love for music today than 47 years ago, certainly more people know more about great music and great musicians than at that time. Here, again, the radio and the phonograph have been important in the education of music lovers. So, too, have music appreciation courses in public schools and the establishment of school orchestras. It should be a great satisfaction to an artist to bring his creative work before such audiences as Paderewski will have in his coming tour. It is a fitting climax to a remarkable career. And it is reassuring to see that, even in these stormy times, art is valued as highly as war and politics. RAW MEAT FOR DICTATORS Courthouse News The Munich Pact, says Quincy Wright, professor- of international law at the University of Chicago, "had more the effect of feeding raw meat to the lions than taming them," It has looked so since that great sacrifice, and looks so today more than ever. Hitler and Mussolini want the "lion's share of everything and roar their heads off when they don't get it. They are now preparing to take a few bites out of Spain. After that, Mussolini will go ram paging again around Tunisia, the Suez Canal and French So- maliland, while JHitler heads for Roumania and the Ukraine. 9 A remedy is needed for a new and fatal disease— jumping out of windows. The best medicine would be prosperity. Hitler may wake up one of these days to find that Germany ia all full of airplanes .with no place to go. District Court The, selection of tho jury in the case of Willie Lee Jones, negro, charged with murder, was completed Tuesday morning. Introduction of evidence Is scheduled to get under way Tuesday afternoon. The defendant will plead not guilty and will ask for a suspended sentence In the event of conviction. Self-defense will bo pleaded, defense counsel stated. Jones is being tried In connection with the fatal shooting of Carl Smith, negro, here last November. The prosecution is being handled by Chas. T. Banister, criminal district attorney, and Tom L. Tyson, special prosecutor. The defense counsel, court- appointed, Is W. D. Ralson and Chas. C. Sapp. District Clerk's Office. The following crses were filed: Mrs. Helen Hardy vs. Rufus Hardy, Jr., divorce. Mrs. Ida M. Harper vs. J. B. Fortson, et al, bill of review. County Court. Paul H. Miller, county judge, dismissed a number of civil cases In county court - Monday when attorneys and parties failed to appear. Sheriff's Office. A woman wanted in Ellis county on a bond forfeiture proceeding was arrested by Deputy Sheriffs George T. Brown and Jeff Spencer Monday afternoon and was turned over to Ellis county authorities. An 11-year-old boy, arrested by city police for tho alleged theft of a bicycle, was turned over to county authorities Monday. Constable's Office. Two were arrested for vagrancy and three for drunkenness Monday night by Constable Clarence Powell, Deputy Constable Oscle Renfrew and City Officer P. B. Davis. Marriage License. C. M. Potter and Christine Thompson. Warranty Deeds. Davis T. Montfort, et ux, to John H. Slate, ?.88 acres of the Wiley Powell survey, $1,000. E. F. Bain, et ux, to L. H. Carroll, a lot in tho H. Bush survey, J16.30. Justice Court. Two were' fined for disturbing the peace, two for drunkenness and one for vagrancy Monday by Judge Pat Geraughty. Numerous Arrests Monday Night; All Placed County Jail Two charge* of intoxication, one of making a left turn on Beaton street, one of parking In a. fire lane, and two of running over atop signs brought offenders Into, the Corslcana Corporation court Tuesday morning.. Five persons were arrested Monday night by city officers and representatives of the constables' department. All were placed in the county jail. A youth was arrested by city ol fleers and transferred to the county jail Monday In connection with the theft of a bicycle. A negro was arrested by looa officers Monday for Groosbeck authorities. » Kerens Woman Bitten On Hands By Dog KERENS, Feb. 7.—(Spl.)—Mrs, R. I. Sandlin happened to a painful aooident on last Friday afternoon when a bull dog belonging to a neighbor bit her several times upon the' hands. Had it not been for the owner of the dog she might have been torn to bits. It Is not thought the animal was rabid, but was on guard at the door pt the residence, JUVENILE CRIME IS DEING COMBATED BY GOOD THEATRICALS "With juvenile crime presenting a grave and growing problem to parents and teachers today, one of our most pressing educational projects is to dramatize to young people the beauty and worth of a regard for the rights of others," says Clare Tree Major, founder and director of the Children's Theatre of New York. "That is why I consider John Ruskin'a 'The King of the Golden River' as one of the most important and valuable plays In the whole Children's Theatre repertory. Graphically it shows the results of disregarding the wants and suffering of follow human beings. If we stimulate our chil dren to sensitiveness for the needs of others, we have gone a long way toward attacking the unimaginative callousness which produces juvenile lawbreaklng today." Although Ruskin was by no means a writer for children—"The King of the Golden River" being the only children's story he over wrote—ho would, If he were alive today, probably be classed in educational circles as a progressive, Mrs. .Major believes. Born a century ago, he was far ahead of his time in the development of a social awareness. He lived In an era when the finer spirits of England were beginning to revolt against the abuses which the rapid mechanization and. industrialization of the age had brought about. Particularly, In his writings, he railed against poverty in the midst of plenty—one of the battle-cries of recent years In America. So eloquent was his championing of the rights of the oppressed that some of his writings on reform were suppressed as dangerous. Today many of his Ideas are commonplace, generally accepted by forwardlng-looklng people. Many of them—such as the basic idea of "The King of the Golden River," which Clare Tree Major's Children's Theatre will present here on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p. m. In the Sonlor High School auditorium, are accepted as fundamentals In the early training which all modern children should receive to fit them to become good members of our complex modern society, MOTHER CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED AT WEST ON SUNDAY ENNIS, Feb. 7—Funeral services for Mrs. H. M. Keith, aged 61 years, who died here Saturday, were held at West Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Klrkland, pastor of the First Baptist church hero. A native of Alabama, Mrs. Keith came 1 to Texas when eight years of age and resided at Waco a number of years before moving to West. She had made her homo with her daughter, Mrs. B. V. Mulky here for the past 14 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bulky, Ennls; Mrs. L. U. Cole,. Corslcana and Mrs. Beulah Brlscoe, Wichita Falls; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Bryan, Lubbock; Mrs. J. N. Chaffin, China Springs, and Mrs. J. H. Bankston, Conroe; six grandchildren and one great- granddaughter. RETIRED WORTHAM MERCHANT, FARMER DIED SUDDENLY WORTHAM. Feb. 7.—(Spl.)— W. M. Tucker, age 85 years, died suddenly at his home here early Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will probably be held Wednesday afternoon In Wortham. Mr. Tucker was a native of Tennessee but had been a resident of Wortham 46 years/ He was prominent In civic and religious affairs and wns a retired farmer and merchant, being associated with tho Tucker Hardware company. Surviving are the following children: Bob Tucker and John Tucker, Wortham; Jeff Tucker, Mexia; Walter Tucker, Monahans; Mrs. W. W. Cleere, Richland; Jim Tucker, and Mrs. A. 'C. Montandon, Austin; twenty-six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Sidney Taylor, Dallas; Mrs. Mollio Zachary, Jacksonville; Mrs. Nannie Parker, Frankston and other relatives. Oil City Team Is Winner Monday Night Over Dr. Peppers Monday night the Oil City Iron Works team won over the Dr. Pepper team 30-28. This was u top bracket game In the independent basketball league. Rural Shade defaulted to K. Wolcns Monday night. Tuesday nlRht the third place in the league will be decided when K. Wolens playg Union High. Second place will be decided in a game between Bazette and Dr. Pepper at 9 o'clock. At 8 o'clock Currle and Oil City will compete for first place. These games will conclude the league and determine winners of the Independent league. Two new teams have given notice of their participation in the YMCA basketball championships. These teams ore the W. O. W. team from Bynum and the Independent team from Streetman. Wednesday Is the last day for registration for the championship games. Box score for Monday night's game was as follows: Oil City Iron Works (30); Player— fg ft pf tp W. Doolln 5 0 2 10 F. Doolln 3 "Kennedy ......3 Allmond 1 YMCA President BEAUFOBD H. JESTER 1 0 0 1 0 3 102 Pollard Wright 1 1 3 Maxwell 0 0 1 Totals 14 2 12 30 Dr. Pepper (28): Compton 2 1 2 5 McDonald 2 2 0 6 Stokes '. 5 3 2 13 Dosser 0 1 2 1 Sloan 0 0 1 0 White 0 1 0 1 Referee, Burnett. • Frost School Head Writes Article For The Texas Outlook An article on "Shall the State Teachers Association Be a Representative Organization?" by WV. Harrison, Frost school superintendent, appears in the current issue of the Texas Outlook, official publication of the association. In the article Mr. Harrison asserts the organization has ceased to be representative of all schools and Is only the representative of a special class. Ho suggests that rural school be given representation on the executive committee of the association, also on the legislative committee; that a district section be authorized composed of heads of small schools, and that a separate section of tho state or- ganlzatlon bo formed. Lost Something? Try a Dally Sun Want Ad. DEAUFORD JESTER AGAIN PRESIDENT CFLQCALY.M.C.A. Beauford H. Jester was ra-elect- ed president of tho Y. M. C. A. when the board of directors of the association met Tuesday morn- Ing. Other officers elected were Sydney Marks, vice-president; N. Suttle Roberts, treasurer; and F. C. Paul, recording secretary. The board of directors au":or- ized the Issuance of a letter to all campaign subscribers who have made pledges on the j xrtlal payment plan to acquaint them with the program being made t' complete the modernization campaign. The board passed a resolution of congratulation to Johnny Gar- Itty 'who was elected president of the Older Boys' Conference and a resolution was passed t'Liki O. F. Allen for his work as f jn- eral chairman of the Conference. Other routine business was discussed. PASSENGER CAR TEXAS ELECTRIC RY : COMPANY_DAMAGED A blaze believed to have been started by a cigarette resulted In extensive damage to the smoking compartment of one of the passenger cars of the '. xas Electric Railway company early Tuesday. The fire was discovered about 3:40 a. m. Almost all seats In the compartment wore damaged, several window panes broken and tho section otherwise damaged. No estimate of the loss was available. The car was parked In the local yards. Burning grease on a stove caused a run for the flro department to a residence at the intersection of South Fourteenth street and West Thirteenth avenue about 7 o'clock Monday night. William T. Haley Dies As Result Of Hanging Self CORS1CANA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE RECEIVES HONORS Word has been received at the ofl.ce of W. H. Norwood, superintendent of Corslcana scholos, con- oerninff the excellent record being made In English at tho University of Texas by Miss Margaret Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sullivan of city. Although she has attended the University for only a half year, Margaret has been given credit for a full year of Freshman English and Is now enrolled In the Sophomore course. This unusual distinction was granted her upon the recommendation of her English professor to the council of T~ igllsh teachers. This body unanimously approved the recommendation and credit was awarded by Dean Doty of the department. It was pointed out by the Instructors of the Department that this action was taken not only because of her high scholarship, but also because of the splendid basis of training she had received In Corslcana high school. It is indeed gratifying to school authorities here to receive so excellent a report concerning tho high type of work being done In the local school system. Congratulations are in order to Miss Sullivan as well as to her parents for the fine record she is making. BROWNWOOD, Feb. William Thomas Haley, Jr., accused slayer of Policeman Jack Fuston, died at 1 p. m. today, the victim of his third attempt at suicide. Haley was found hanging from a wire in his Jail cell yesterday. Physicians said Halejr apparently died from a ruptured blood vessel In his brain. His neck was not broken from effects of the hanging. Haley was badly wounded by two officers who had gone with Fusion to a Brownwood tourist camp early Friday to question him as a suspected Jail breaker from Palo Pinto county. He was the object of an intensive manhunt through several Central West Texas counties when he fled following the shooting, and was captured near Stephen- vlllo. Sheriff w. E. (Jack) Hallmark said Haley, who was scheduled to go to trial Feb. 9 on a charge of murder in the slaying of Fusion, had made three attempts at sul- slde. _ Negro Spectator At Court Trial Is Placed in Jail Andrew Brogner, negro, under Indictment for robbery with firearms, was arrested at the court house Tuesday night by Sheriff C. O. Curlngton and Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer. Ho had been arrested several months ago and later was released, but failed to appear at two recent dates when nls case was set for trial. The accused negro was a spectator at the trial of Willie Lee Jones, negro, on a murder indictment. He was placed In jail. DK. O. L. SMITH DENTIST Office 70 - Phones - Res. 3C9 Offlc« Over McDonald Drug Co. No. 2. CHICKENS • CHICKENS Bring us your Hens, Pullets or lloostcrs, we need them all and will pay top market price In cash. Bring us your Sour Cream. - - New Location. C. L. McMANTJS 210 East Fifth Avenue Banks Closed Monday, Feb. 13,1939 in observance of 666 SALVE relieves COLDS Liquid-Tablets price Salve-Nose -i A « ne Drops . IOC & 20C Make Your Banking Arrangements Accordingly Corsicana Clearing House Association The First National Bank The State National Bank

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