Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on February 14, 1939 · Page 2
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Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, February 14, 1939
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TWO THE CORSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LTGHT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY H, 1939. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT SLOGAN SUGGESTED DY CHAMBER SPEAKER CAPACITY CROWD ATTENDED ANNUAL SESSION LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE By CHABLTON GUNTBB Dally Sun Staff "More combustion and less exhaust" or "DO Something About It" was aug. gested as a suitable slogan for the community, Texas, and the entire Southwest Friday night by Frank S. Carothers of Houston, principal speaker at the twenty-first annual membership meeting of the Corslcana Chamber of Commerce. A capacity crowd attended the annual session which was held In the cafeteria of the senior high school. Delegations were present from Barry, Blooming Grove, Daw- ion, Frost, Kerens, Mildred and Emhouse In Navarro county. Among groups outside the coun- . ty were representatives of both the senior and junior chambers of Waco, Ennls, Trinidad, Tyler, Chamber Speaker Wortham, Mexia, and Longvlew. Waxahaohte, FRANK S. CAROTHERS. Frank S. Caro.thers of Houston, former Corslcanan, was the main speaker Friday evening before the annual membership banquet-meeting of the Corslcana Chamber of Commerce. nominating committee then presented the report of his group. A recommendation that the board be enlarged from eighteen to | was replaced. EMMETT GONZAIES PACED SCORERS BY MAKINGJ2 POINTS SOPHOMORE TEAM HELD THEIR OWN AGAINST ANDERSON COUNTIANS By PAUL MOORE Sun Sports Editor Corsicana concluded the home schedule Friday evening with a 40 to 24 victory over the Palestine High loopers. The 'reserves started the melee and were one point ahead when the regulars were inserted in the game late In the flrsf period. Cor- slcana led, 12-11, at the en.', of the first period and 20-13 at the halfway mark. The locals led, 20-15 at the third period. 'Thet Tigers started the contest with four points, but a rally by Palestine sent the visitors a few points In the lead, but the sophomores came back strong when Lawhon looped three fielders in the first session before he President J- M. Dyer called the meeting to order and the Invocation was pronounced by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. Following the meal, President Dyer presented Sydney Marks as the toastmaster for the evening. Mr, Marks called attention to the fact an electrical transcription of the entire meeting was being made through the efforts of the YoUng Men's Business Association, and would be presented over Station KAND at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. L The toastmaster began the meet- Ing by declaring another year had passed and complimented the large audience on Its attendance, assert- It was a typical Corslcana gathering which Included many Who had beesjn active in community leadership for yeara and others who '~ had' more recently cast their lot with the city. He declared that such a gathering showed a sincere interest in the community •' and gave impetus to ajl worthwhile activities. . Chamber of Commerce Essential. He declared that a chamber of Commerce was essential to the life of any community and was hot a 'hew thing; he pointed out the organization presented an opportunity for personal • service and the success of the community depended upon the response of the individuals. He declared that all were working to make Corslcana a better place in which to live and in which to make a livelihood. He invited all residents not affiliated with the chamber but interested In the community welfare to become active members of the organization. He declared that Manager R. W. Knight was a man of unquestioned ability and gave him credit for many of the recent activities of the chamber. He declared he hoped to see Corslcana grow to the point it could take the place to which K was rightfully entitled. He then presented the Corsl- cana Chamber of Commerce male' twenty-one members was unanimously adopted after the report had pointed out the advisability because it would provide a better cross section of the membership and would supply the manpower for an enlarged program of activities. Board Members Elected The following eleven men, six chosen for the board for the first time, were nominated and unanimously elected for two-year terms: Beauford H, Jester, Ralph Stell, O. L. Albrltton, Ed M. Polk, Sr., Joe E. Butler, John R. Corley, S. L. Dublin, E. H. Harvej, Jr., J. M. Dyer, A. F. Mitchell, and C. S. Dickens. Directors who still have a year to serve on their terms were announced as Ralph R. Brown, V. Ed Wendorf, Robert L. Cason, W. E. McKlney, F. W. Smith, R. A. Purlfoy, and J. E. Rlttersbacher. Directors who served the past year under one-year presidential appointments were J. N, Edens, J. E. Butler, and Jay A. Sllverberg. All members of the board, old and new, were then Introduced and given a hearty round of ap- pluase. . Mrs. Walter Jenkins was then Introduced and Immediately won Emmett Gonzales, • speed-merchant and darting, flying floor- man, set the scoring parad- when he accounted for six field goals and twelve points. Spear was second with eight while Lawhon made seven. Allen Leads Visitors Allen led the Palestine ere with six points while Bishop, a scrapper at guard, accounted for five points. The passing of the visiting squad was good, but the close guarding tactics of the Bengals throughout the evening ruined many shots for the Anderson county boys. Twelve players were used during the evening by the Tiger mentors while seven were in the Palestine lineup. This was the final contest for the Bengals until next Friday and Saturday when the Bengals will compete in the district University of Texas Interscholastlo league cage tournament at Waco. Courthouse News District Court. District Judge Wayne R. Howell was busy Saturday morning deal-1 ihg with juvenile matters and non-jury business. District Clerk's Office. The following case was filed: The Citizens State Bank of Frost, Texas, vs, P. P. Scruggs, debt and foreclosure on mortgage lein. County Court, The jury for the week summoned for service In the county court for next week has been excused by Paul H. Miller, county judge, and efforts were under wny Saturday to notify the men summoned not to report. Commissioners' Court. The regular meeting of the commissioners' court Is scheduled for Monday morning at 10 o'clock. County Clerk's Office. The following cases were filed: B. O. McDonald vs, Ed Williamson, suit on note and foreclosure. The First National Bank of Corslcana, Texas, vs. F. P. Me- Elwrath,' suit on note. Warranty Deeds. Mrs. Leila Daniel to Mrs. Clyde Beck, part of lots 5 and 6, block 50, Kerens, $6 and other considerations. John Sims, et al, trustees of the Church of Christ, Kerens, Texas, to P. N; Stockton, lot 3, TAX CONTROL GROUP ORGANIZATION WAS PERFECTEDJATURDAY J. 0. SESSIONS OF BAZETTE NAMED CHAIRMAN OF COUNTY WIDE UNIT block 85, Kerens, $200. R. D. George, et ux, to May The Box Score Palestine (24)— fg ft fl pt Walker, f 1 1 3 Cook, f 2 0 0 4 002 004 Allen, g 2 2 1 Massey, f Minims, c her audience with her singing of I Bishop 2 1 2 5 "In Italy" by Boyd, which she fol-l Novak, g 0 0 0 0 lowed with Frank LaForge'sj "The Windowpane," which the 1 singers dedicated to Corsicana af-j tor calling attention to the mean-1 Daniels, f 0 0 0 0 Ing of the words. The song was; Beale, f 1 0 0 0 summarized in one sentence: "I' Gonzales, f -.-.. 6 0 212 Totals 10 4 3 24 Corsicana (40)— choose to be wlndowpane for the sun to shine through." Miss Thelma Slocum, pianist, was presented and given a big hand, and Mrs. Jenkins then sang a special arrangement of "Chapel Bells" from the picture "Mad About Music" by the accompanist. The final number In this section of. the program was a duet by Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, "Indian Call" from "Rose Marie." Speaker Former Corslcanan. Mr. Carothers, speaker of the evening, was presented by Toastmaster Marks as a former resident of Corslcana. Then In a quartet composed of M. A. Spur-j ^ n ' no ^ ve chaurmthrecr "* p'roc'Seded h to geon, Norman G. Hardln, W- B. antart . ln the . udla £ c , with a Brownfield, f 0 1 1 1 Terry, f . ... v 0 0 0 0 Stell, c •.. 0 0 0 0 Spear, c 4008 Plyler, g 1 0 2 2 Lawhon, g •„ 3 1 1 7 Patrick, g. 3 f 0 6 York, g 0 0 0 0 Neal, g 1 0 1 2 Heaton and Mrs. Fay Summers, a lot 25x125 feet in lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, block "E," Blooming Grove, $2,000. Paul W. Gregory, et ux, to Charlie Everetto Gregory, 103 acres of the H. Wright survey, $1 and other considerations. Clarke E. Butler, ot ux, to Harold F. Borg, et ux, part of block 484, Corsicana, $750 and other considerations. Sheriff's Deed. C. O. Curington, sheriff of Navarro county, for W. J. Green, to Miss Allle Johnson, 80 acres of the Louis Powell and William Bartell surveys $1,500. Marriage License. Albert Duke Watkins and Lll- liary Darthy Bryant. Sheriffs Office. Four negroes were arrested Friday night by Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer and Constable W. G. Ivey of Richland on chicken theft charges and theft of cottonseed complaints. Justice Court. One was fined for speeding and another for drunkenness by Judge A. E. Foster. Totals 19 2 7 40 yaddell, .and E. E. Burkhart, with Miss Carolyn Megarlty aa accompanist. The flrat number presented waa "Marching Along Together," termed the chamber of commerce 'theme song.' This was followed by "Kentucky Babe." visitors from communities out- aide of Corsicana were then Introduced by Mr. Knight, at the request of the' toastmaster. > Walter R. Jenkins of • Houston, Internationally . known song leader, waa introduced and led a alng song which Included "Just A Song At Twilight," "My Old Kentuck Home," "Home On the" Range," and "Let Me Call You 'Sweetheart," and succeeded in t,getting nearly everyone in the to participate. . Report of President J, The annual report of the Presl- lent. waa presented by Mr, Dyer, i follows: "Before going into ' what the, amber of commerce has at-' npted to accomplish during the ..,.-•* year, I want to express my , appreciation to the other officers, 'Irectora and all commltteemen nd the membership in general for ' loyalty and aupport and to , __ em that it haa been a pleaa- , to work with them to advance our:, community interests. "2?'One of the firat thlnga -accomplished during the past year waa '.membership , drive under the entertain the audience with a wide varlty of stories and jokes, using many of them to drive home serious points such as Imitating the manner deep rivers flow along quietly and do much mr— work than the noisier shallow streams. The speaker recommended "More combustion and less exhaust" as a suitable slogan for Corslcana, Texas, and the entire Southwest, paraphrasing t. e slogan in "Do Something About It," after calling attention to the fact that A'mericans and Texans were members of the grot test race on earth, and had the greatest environment, natural resources, and opportunities. I believe all I understand about chambers of commerce, and I respect tho rest," the speaker said in conclusion, adding his hearers had the best of everything and should show their appreciation of their blessing and work to preserve it, and make every effort to give to the world the best within them- By popular demand, Mr. Jenkins was recalled to sing "That Jubilee In the Sky," a spiritual. At the Insistence of the audience he sang Jerome Keren's "Ol' Man ulted , of Ralph' Brown .which in the • gaining of 152 nbera. At .the end of the . ipaign we had 400 membere, whepas at the beginning we had le fair and rodeo waa a-great aa. To help make It a auo- , It took a large part ot the chamber's time, especially the •*•• *••"•'"'a. We need an. extra handle agricultural mat- including the fair, ao . the ir can give more time to in- .1 matters.and other im- it' phases of the work. Our •ear program adopted two ago called for an agrloul- ataff man which we hope I'- be added this spring, '{lot of progress on highways made during the year, The '. gap waa closed during the , and the. .Chambers .creek waa completed. Highway was reconditioned toward _,n, and 11,4 miles of No. 22 now being surfaced between •and the Trinity fiver. The T __,Jber must continue to push highway construction. We .need 1 relocated arid made a flrat road. Highway 22 ahould __llt .further Improved between p and Palestine, and we need — *-'-' toward Mabank. let project haa Off. in a great way an 3 , a much larger program iar. Over a period of -five River" and thunderous. the applause Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins teamed? again to close the musical program singing "Auf Wlederschen" from "Blue Paradise." Constitution Change »Jt is estimate the -f this movement in giving farm Income from live- Jt'wsnt to call your attention - v ~r printed annual report plac* 'each plate and to urge you -' It fa its entirety ao. yew the wide range of aotlvl- which -the" chamber en- ir the betterment of the A constitutional change was submitted . to the membership and adopted enabling the presenting of the nomines for officers for the new year at the annual meeting along with the prospective directors. Anouncement was made of the appearance of John C. Metoalfe, chief investigator for the Dies' un-American activities probe, in Corslcana on Monday night. The toastmaster expressed the appreciation of the city and the organization to Mr. Carothers, Mr- and Mrs. Jenkins, and Miss Slocum for their parts on the program. - • Thanks were also extended to C 8. Dickens, program chairman and memtera of his committee to Ed Wendorf and his committee on the arrangements, to Robert Caaon and the decoratloni committee, to the school boart for use of the. building, and to Festus A. Pierce for his .work as ticket chairman. A big band was given Mra. C. A. Vaughn for'her work of supervising the prepar atlon and serving of the banquet Thanks were also exteunded to the Corsloana Dally Sun and station KAND for their publicity on the meeting, Attractive Booklets. Two attractive booklets had been distributed to each place in the big banquet hall of the cafeteria prior to the meeting Friday night. • One waa the annual report of the organization, carrying both a digest and a diary-like account'of the various activities. The other was tho attractive new eight-page folder on Corsloana which .made ita Initial appearance at the annual meeting. The new contains numerous photbgraphs.of various Corslcana places of Inter- Off Iclals: Eady and ' Bird, referees! Bradley, timer. COUNTY FARM DEBT ADJUSTMENT BOARD TO MEET TUESDAY The Navarro county farm debt adjustment committee will meet n the office of E. L. Sponberg, county supervisor for the Farm Security Administration, on North tfaln street next Tuesday morn- ng, Feb. 14, at 10 o'clock, accord- ng to an announcement by Frank W. Underwood of Honey Grove, district supervisor. Officials pointed out the services of this committee were bad- y needed by , many farmers at this time because farm Income was greatly curtailed last year by "ow prices and elrought. Kerens Woman Named Chairman Consumers Tax Body Unit KERENS, Feb. 11.—(SpU—An- nounced from national headquar- era of the consumers tax commission at Chicago, Mrs. Graydon H. Wilemon of Kerens has been named cahlrman of tho local unit of the commission. The commission is described as a non-political organization conducting a drive by housewives of the nation against hidden and direct taxes 'that penalize the consumer. Mrs. Kenneth C. Frazier of Dallas, state president of the organization, and Mrs. Volney W. Taylor of Brownwood, member of the national committee, are in charge of the work in Texas. A series bl study programs will be arranged for members' In each city through which tax burden information will become public. The tax study group In Kerens will be directed by Mrs. Wilemon. Kerens Garden Club Hears Authority On Gladioli Culture KERENS, Feb. 11.—(Spl)—The lovely home of Mrs. Andrew ""alley, enhanced by the use of right spring flowers, was the meeting place for the Kerens Garen club Thursday afternoon, •hon they met for the regular bimonthly study of Garden sugges- ons. During tho short business sea- ion over which Mrs. C. W. White resided, Mrs, H. A. Qualte pre- ented plans for the chartering of bus to take twenty garden club members on the annual spring rip "Down the Azalla Trail." Mrs. W. S. Price was leader for lie afternoon and Introduced or resented the guest speaker, R. J. Mays, who had chosen for his ubject "Gladioli." Mr. Mays, who s an authority on the subject, rowing and personally attending everal hundred plants of, m'any 'arletles at his home each year, .rought a most informative talk in the stately blossoms. No other program was given he entire period being rellnqulsh- d to Mr. Mays. Mrs. Robert Campbell was wel- :omed into the club as a new member. Guests other than mem- ers were Mrs. W. B. Talley, Mrs. much, factual information. The booklet was prepared for general distribution oustlde of the city and is one of the most attractive piecea of publicity. ever prepared by the organization. In the annual report recognition was given for co-operation with the program of the chamber by various agencies; attention waa called to the successful member ship campaign, and to work along agricultural lines in co-operation with' the county agents and other organizations. Special mention was made of the "baby beef" proj ect undertaken along with th< fair, to the one-day dairy show and to the Blackland Feeder Breeder conference. The promotion and auocessfu first season of the Corslcana Live atock and Agricultural Show wa also given extensive space; high way promotion was outlined; oth er 'topics covered included Indus trial committee activities, retal trade promotion, tax control activ ities, public health work, publi aafeiy, public .relations, publlclt* and-racket control. The report i concluded with the complete roa ter' of atandlng committee for th year 1938 just ended. ,T;.-.; : » '" J. 0, Watson, Navarro count "school superintendent, Saturda attended a district meeting of Jh county' school superintendents'; d vision o'-fthe T, 8 ^ 8 .State Teaoher its • hiding place. The r. Organization of the Navarro County Tux Control Committee was completed at a meeting held at the Comicana Chamber of Commerce Saturday morning. J. O. Sessions of Bazette was named chairman of the committee and J. Porter Johnson of Blooming Grove vice chairman. R. W. Knight was named secretary of the group. Curtis Morarls, tax expert of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, took up the discussion of taxes and tax control, after Mr. Knight had briefly explained the organization was sponsored by the local chamber of commerce as an aid to rather than a critic of the county commissioners' court. Mr. Morris recalled that the national income had dropped ten billion dollars In the past decade, while the national expenditures had become two and a half times as great.' lu Texas, Mr. Morris pointed out, total expenditures In 1929 were $75,000,000 while in 1938 they were $173,000,000 while in 1938 come in Texas a decade ago was $800,000,000 compared with $500,000,000 today. He continued the discussion to show that expenditures had Incerased In all departments of government while the Income had decreased just as steadily, and he asked what the end would be. Ho also pointed out that taxes or all kinds took approximately one-third of all Income, and the ultimate consumer paid the whole bill. Old Ace Pensions. Discussing old age pension requirements, the speaker said that Texas paid more for old age pensions than any other Southern .state, and ranked fourteenth in the nation, while it ranked 32nd in income; Texas was also reported to rank fifth in the nation in the number receiving old age pensions. Mr. Morris asserted that economics were possible in the state government and perhaps in all other political divisions and subdivisions. He also asserted the sales tax plan hit those In the low Income brackets hardest. Returning to the subject of tho tax control committee, Mr. Morris said that the group was intended to work with the commissioners' court rather than against it. He distributed copies of the tax survey of Navarro county made last year and discussed various phases, most of which were declared to be In line with expenditures in counties of similar size. Figures on the feeding and guarding of prisoners was declared excessive compared to other similar counties. The speaker also outlined the central controf system for road and bridge work used In Harrison county and compared it to the usual precinct systems. Outlining the duties and opportunities of the committee, the speaker said the first one was to see that a budget was prepared each year for the county, and that prior to the public hearing each item should be studied and discussed, then members of the committee should attend the public hearing on the budget and urge others to do likewise. The final step suggested was to see that the budget was being complied with by the various commissioners by checking periodically with the county auditor and other members of the court. Nine of the 18 members of the county-wide committee were In attendance at the meeting and participated In the election. The committee agreed to meet at lr> tervals, perhaps quarterly, on the call of the chairman. Cashier Megargel Bank Killed In Automobile Crash MEGARGEL, Texas, Feb. 11.— tfP)—E. W. Tripp, 50, cashier of a Mergargel bank, was found dead In his wrecked automobile three miles east of here early today. Officers believed he had suffered a heart attack while en route home from a business trip to Ol- ncy. Trlpp , held the office of city secretary and was president of the community club. Irene and Coca-Cola Girls Victorious In YMCA Tournament Friday night In the YMCA championship tournament, the Irene girls' team deefated the Byrd team 28-19. The Coca Cola girls won over Bryan, 17-13, and the Irene Independent men's team defeated Byrd, 44-30. Monday night Oil City, Dr. Pepper, Barry, Rural Shade, Bynum and Streetman teams will draw for opponents and games will be played at 7, 8 and 9 o'clock. Box scores for Friday night's games were as follows: Irene Girls: Player— York Batton fg ft pf tp .2125 .021 Llttlejohri 0 0 0 0 McNeil 9 3 3 21 Ballew •. :.. 0 0 1 G. Batton 0 0 3 W. Batton 0 0 0 Totals 11 8 10 28 Byrd Girls: H. Dent 1 Gerron i ..6 2 Green 0 0 Armstrong .0 0 12 jldlett > 2 1 1 Lynch " B. Dent 003 .003 Totals ,...8 3 11 ID Coca Cola Y: Player— fg ft pf tp Qulnn 1 0 0 Knight 1 2 3 Beccue 0 1 1 Denbow - 0 .1 0 Collins T. Doolin ...2 0 L. Doolin 0 Robinson 0 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 INJUNCTION STOPS DELAY OF VALLEY TRUCKJFERATORS TRUCKERS MOVING HEAVY LOADS OUT OF VALLEY AS RESULT OF ACTION EDINBURG, Feb. 11.— (#)—A Texas Department of Public Safety cork was extracted from the Lower Rio Grande Valley's bottleneck about 3 a. m. Saturday when a temporary restraining injunction, issuing from Judge Bryce Ferguson's 92nd civil district court here, served on J. .D. Longloy, chief of the license and weights division of the department, at a weighing station which had been established nine miles south of Falfurrlas Friday noon. The injuctlon was obtained on petition of Sam L. Miller, McAllen banker, who sued as a grower and on behalf of all growers, producers, processors and transporters In the Valley. The Injunction was sought principally on grounds that unwarranted delay of trucks was destroying perishable valley citrus fruits and vegetables. The injunction was as granted applied only to citrus fruits and vegetables and only to those commodities when shipments originated in Hidalgo, Wlllacy and Cameron counties. As soon as word of the Injunction was received here, about 75 trucks, some of them iced, left Edlnburg on the trip north. The court petition was filed on the theory, according to Charles E. Thompson, Miller's attorney, that trucks stopped by license and weights inspectors were not being Inspected Instantly, and that inspectors had no legal right to order truck drivers to line up and wait their turn to drive over the scales. It also alleged the operations were a form of detention, Inspection and search without a warrant. Mississippi Man Hanged For Murdei Young Neighbor RALEIGH, Miss., Feb. 10.— </P>— Pearlle Houston Evans was hanged at 6:47 a. m. today for the murder of his farmer-neighbor, 10- year old K. C. Jones. Three minutes later, at 6:50 a. m., Evans was pronounced dead. . .Sheriff D. I* Lack of Smith <. county sent the 39-year old slight T ' statured Evans to his death on an Improvised gallows adjoining the new concrete and steel jail in the Rallegh courtyard. Excitement developed within the box-like gallows after Evans I had been cut down. Doctors discovered a heart movement as the body rested on the ground, and Evans might become a man who hanged and lived. Doctors later ascribed the belated heart shudder to the after effects of a drug administered before he was removed from his jail cell to the gallows. Less than a dozen persons witnessed the hanging, but outside undreds milled about. The crowd was silent and orderly. MARTIN RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY TEXAS I PRESS ASSOCIATION Totals 6 5 15 Bryan: Denbow -...0 0 2 Scruggs 2 0 0 17 •I Regan. 321 Taylor 00 Denbow 0.0 0 0 Adams ' --..0 0 3 0 Scruggs 0 1 1 1 Denbow .0 0 0 0 Totals 5 3 10 13 Irene Men: Player— fg ft pf tp C. Neil .-. 6 4 0 11 York 3 4 2 10 B. Nell *...4 3 3 11 Navarro and Pickett Boys and Barry Girls Winners Y Tourney Navarro boys, Pickett boys, and ocrs were mrs. w. o. .lajiuy, mra. B arry girls were winners in the Allen McCluney, Mrs. Vllly Bris- YMCA championship tournament ol. The Valentine motif was observed In the lovely and delicious aalad plate served at the 'conclusion, of'the afternoon. Trinidad Couple Entertain. KERENS, Feb. 11.—(SpU—The new home of Mr, and Mrs. Toby Countz of Trinidad was the scene of a lovely party on Tuesday evening, when they entertained a group of Kerens friends in honor if their houseguests, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stogner of Waco, who formerly lived in Kerens. Forty-two and ching chess were enjoyed unall a late hour, after which delicious hot chocolate' and cakes were served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. White, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Carroll,, Mr, and Mrs. L. E. Gray, Mr and Mrs. E, K. Howell, Miss Cecil Ross, Miss Virginia Crowley, and Fay Redford, and the sister and brother-in-law of the hosts, Mr. and Mra. M. B. Wright, of Malakoff. Suspended Sentences Granted In Pleas of Guilty on Friday Two pleaa of guilty were received in the district court Friday morning and juries extended suspended sentences in each caae. Hugh Swanson plead guilty .to an Indictment for driving a oar while intoxicated and received a one-year suspended sentence. R. L. Simpson, 17-year old ne- gro, plead guilty to passing a forged Instrument, indictment and was given a two-year suspended sentence. Formal aenten'ces were passed in each case by District Judge Wayne R;' Howell; Filling Station Was Burglarized On Friday Night City officers weer engaged Saturday in the Investigation of the burglarizing of the Gulf Filling Station at the corner of West Seventh avenue and South Fifteenth street. The robbery waa discovered by the "night patrolman about 10:30 Friday nlghi ••" Entrance to the building waa made by breaking' a window pane and a combination adding machine .cash .register was missing from games played Thursday night at the YMCA. Navarro defeated Union High 21-10; Pickett defeated Rlchland 32-25; and Barry defeated Byrd 25-24. These were some of the fastest games played this year, C. F. Broughton, tournament director, said. Box scores were as follows: Navarro Boys: Player— fg ft pf ti Gandy *,..... 2 B. Herd 2 Bailey 0 1 0 0 0 Brenton . i 2 0 2 M. Herd 0 0 1. Totals '.".. 16 12 Byrd: Gerron •- 1 8 44 002 .0000 Bates 0 0 W. Armstrong 1 0 Idlctt 3 1 Jonea 0 1 D. Armstrong ..8 2 3 18 Totals 13 4 12 30 ^ Examinations For Stenographers And Typists To Be Held The United States Civil Service Commission announces an open competitive examination for the following positions: Senior stenographer, $1,620 a year; junior stenographer, $1,440 a year; senior typist, $1,440 a pear; Junior typist, $1,260 a year. These examinations are open to both men and women. Necessary information, Including sample of questions, and application forms, may be obtained from the secretary, U. S. board of civil service examiners, at the post office, Corsicana, Texas. AUSTIN, Fb. 11.—OT—Trucks carrying heavy loads..of citrus from the Lower Rio Grande Valley moved without Interference today after Homer Garrison, head of the state police, received a court order which he said restrained officers from "holding up and delaying trucks." Citrus men In the valley said they understood the Injunction prevented officers from causing any unusual delay In weighing trucks, but Garrison said he Interpreted the injunction as completely stopping enforcement of the truck load limit law In the lower valley. The Injuctlon, Garrison said, restrained state police and other officers from "holding up and delaying -trucks carrying citrus fruits and 'vegetables moving northward from Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties." Garrison said he had Instructed members of the state police not to enforce the law while the injunction remained in effect unless he later should receive different advice from the state attorney general's department. The trucks started moving by without molestation, Garrison said, about 3 a. m. The state police chief said part of the 25 extra patrolmen sent to South Texas yesterday had been "pulled out" and the remainder would stay in the area to make crtaln traffic laws are obeyed. EDINBURG, Feb. 11.— (&)— Court action and blockade • ft pf tp 125 Marsh .000 Whitefield 0 0 0 Doolen 1 0 4 Whitefield 1 0 1 Harvard 6 0 2 Jennings •, 0 0 0 12 Totals 10 1.0 21 Union High Boys: G. Hale Johnson 0 0 0 1 2 .1133 ROloff Cantrell ...............0 0 1 Totals • 4 2 8 10 Pickett Boys: Player— Henry :....-. D. Wallace ...< 2 0 1 S. Wilson 4 0 1 N. Wallace »• .......0 0 0 Betta 7 1 .3 fg ft pf tp .212 5 15 Totals ........IB 2 7 32 Rtchland Boys: MoClendon ......™,.. .6 1 Verhyden .0 1 13 McDanlel «,.-. .... .0 0 1 0 Wilson .......4 10 9 E. McDanlel 0 232 Totals' ...10 6 .4 25 Barry Girls: Player— Wilson ,...,..... Roe Brooks „• '•• Gay ,.-... Parks , Dyous ......... fg ft pf tf ,-.1 1 1 ' .6 .8 .0 0 .0 0 .0 0 15 Totals vov...lO 5 10 25 Byrd Girls: B. Armstrong 2 Idlett ....•• 6 Bates M, 1 Dycus 0 Cline „.,.,.- 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 .0 0 ,4 Goings and r omings Of Fairfield Folk And Their Visitors FAIRFIELD, Feb. 11.—(SpU— Mrs. J. H. Harding and granddaughter, Lucille, are In Austin visiting Mr. Harding. W. F. Tate and A. H. Bass left Tuesday for Detroit, Mich., to be gone a week. The^ also expect to go over the line into Canada while on their trip. > Misses Bessie Jones and Freddie Blyack and Frank Brown were in Corslcana Tuesday. Mrs. Horace Mayo of Klrven visited her Sister, Mrs. Wade Newell this week. Mr. and Mrs. Buck Roblnett and Mr. and Mrs- Carl Heath visited in Corslcana Sunday. Mr .and Mrs. Norman Johnson and son John of Longvlew vlthed here last week. A. E. Stroud and Marvin Harris made a business trip to Dallas Tuesday. Miss Azlle Dlerlam of Palestine visited friends here Monday. Miss Edna Robrts of Streetman visited Miss Bessie Jones Tuesday. L. H. Colbert of Oakwood was a Fairfield visitor Monday. Jlmmle Orand and Patches Harding who are attending school at T. W. C. of Fort Worth, visited their parents during thet weekend, i Misses Vera Sheffield and Gladys Mires were Costcana visitors Eaturday. ' Mrs. Joel Chappell, Lila Huckaby and Aisle Lou Talley were Buffalo visitors Tuesday. ' . Hubert Heath of Houston visit ed his brother Carl Heath during the past week-end. Mr. and Mrs. Sumpter Daniel, the Rev. and Mrs. D. D. Lewis and Miss Blanche Daiel wore Waco visitors the past week-end. 16 .000 0 : from ejflsterj Corfiv W, Aratrong ..........0 0 5 Totals 9 6 11 24 ' Referee, Burnett. Harmon Chandler of Eureka was a Corslcana visitor Saturday afternoon. . ' : '.'•''•. ' c marked the valley citrus movement today after kaleidoscopic developments last night In the state's enforcement of the 7,000- pound truck limit law. Judge Bryce Ferguson issued a temporary restraining order late last night against unusual delay on the part of state officers in weighing trucks. Attorney Charles E. Thompson who obtained the order on behal: of the citrus industry, said state Highway Patrolman Dan Abbott stationed at Harlingen, woulc serve the order on state officers Two Edlnburg attorneys, «Sk Hardln and W. A. Cameron, let for Groesbeck, Limestone county to seek a permanent Injunctloi for 50 trucking operators agalns interference by any officer after payment of one fine on any one trip, regardless of the overload.. The attorneys said they would appeal to Judge Fountain Klrby If the Injunction were granted the attorneys said, (hose of theti clients who had overloaded trucki would plead guilty, take receipt) for payments of fines, and proceed on the theory they would, b unmolested by other officers'. Homer Garrison, Jr., director of the state department of public safety, had dispatched about SO state officers to the Falfurrlas area to Inspect all trucks for violations of the weight-limit law. Drivers whose loads were beyond the legal maximum were given their choice of unloading and proceeding, or of returning to the velley. Some 20 -northbound trucks halted between Edlnburg and Fal- furrlas, before reaching the weighing station, while their representatives went to plead with Captain Fred Hlckman, in charge of the patrol. The truckers representatives said they would offer to pay fines on overloaded' trucks In return for the privilege of proceeding with the loads. The truckers said there waa no intention of trying to run the blockade. -. The McAllen Chamber of Commerce had messaged Garrison it feared his men at Falfurrlas "may bring bloodshed." 11.— (ff)— The ) ation today < AUSTIN, Feb. Texas Press Association today adopted 'a resolution opposing a >111 pending in the legislature by which the state would assume approximately $200,000,000 worth of old county road bonds. "We believe such a plan" the •esolutlon read, "would set a dan- erous precedent and constitute in unfair and unjust diversion of Texas collected from the motor- st and would retard the work ft completing the highway system _ . now in progress." The resolution was advocated >efore the association, which was f n the final day of Its convention>y Lowry Martin, Corslcana pub- lahef and president of the Texas Good Roads association. A plan for a good-will tour next may of a delegation of Texans leaded by Governor W. Leo O'- Danlel 'to eastern industrial cen- ;ers and the New York World's Fair was endorsed. J. V. Carroll of Houston, representing the' Texas merchants association, asked the association to actively oppose the Fair Trade and anti-discrimination bills pend- ng In the legislature, contending ;he proposals were price raising and price fixing in nature and would violate the state anti-trust LWB. . Martin gave the Texas press a share of the credit for the present modern system of highways in the state. In the early days of the split- log drag," he said, "It was tho press that advocated good roads. There has always been an effort made to grab some of the. highway funds to carry out pet projects. Less than two of every five cents In taxes collected from the sale of a gallon of gasoline goes to highway construction. "Yet under this pending legislation, they want to take even Y more of the gasoline tax money away. The only ones who will profit will be some of the counties and bond salesmen and promoters. Twenty-eight of the 254 counties would absorb 56 per cent of all the noney diverted." TWO OKLAHOMA CITY MEN VICTIMS CRASH SOUTH OFCORS1CANA > The bodies of A. H. Meeks, aged 59 years, and Oad Colbert, aged 59 years, Navarro county's first and _^. second 1939 traffic fatalities, both of Oklahoma City, were forwarded to their homes early Friday morning by the Sutherland-MoCammon Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held. Meeks was killed Instantly Thursday morning about 5 o'clock when the car in which the two men were riding plunged Into the rear of a parked disabled truck on Highway 75 near Angus. M. R. Reid, state highway patrolman, and Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer made an investigation of the accident. Colbert was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital in a critical condition, where he died Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Officers reported that a rear wheel on the truck figuring in the accident, had run off and the drlv-. er, L. R. Henson of Corslcana, 4 waa attempting to jack the vehicle up. The officers said Henson had left the truck's lights burning and had put out warning flares before the crash, and saved his own life or serious injury when , le dived into the ditch along the highway a second before the crash. The car was proceeding in a northerly direction when it hit the truck, the officers reported. ' Meeks was head salesman for the National Commission Company, Oklahoma City. He is survived by his wife and two daugh- :ors, Mrs. C. A. Moore, Jr., and' Miss Geraldlne Meeks, all of Oklahoma City. Colbert operated a feed mill and' is survived by hla wife and a daughter, Mrs. Lots Johns, Oklahoma City, and a sister, Mrs, Frank Jones, Bethany. re. Will Sellera of Teague apent the week-end with Mr. and Mra. G. T. Gllpln. Miss Vera Orand of lola visited j Mr. and Mrs. W- I* Whatley Mr. and Mra. J. W. Orond the | and Bllle Jo of Grandvlew apent past week-end, Mr. and Mrs. J. R> Parker and daughter Frances vlalted Mr. and Mrs. James MoKlnney and family and- Mr. J. Dallas Sunday, M. Parker at Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aultman and daughter Joy Verne visited at Palestine Sunday. Miss Francis Bounds was a Corsl- cana visitor-Tuesday... , Mr. and -.Mra. Bryan,:(3llpin. Mr. ,n«1 1^1*« :Ytai.n(n*v T nihann-' An'il> '" the week-end with Mr. and Mra. J. W. Orand. • Miaa Joyce. Kirgan left Sunday for Denton where she will enter T.' S. C. W. She ".\ras accompanied by Mr. ahd - Mra. George Stubba and children of Worthara Mra, R. I* Willlford and Mr. and Mra. H< L. .Willlford apent Sunday with Mr. and Mra. T, W. Ely an4 family _at Dallas. Not now/ • • . thanks to Syrup of Black-Draught. When your child la less keen and lively than usual, It may b» a warning of constipation, K «o, try Syrup of Black- Draught. It's pleasant to taste, and theie'a nothing In It that can harm a child's 'delicate Intestinal system' when given . according to . the. directions, Ask for Syrup of BUck-DraotbV & m

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