Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on February 17, 1939 · Page 6
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Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, February 17, 1939
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UfcB COWSf tiANA LfGHT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY IT, 198$. Martin WORTH AM <Nr MARTIN Un. A. A. northam Lowrj Ownen «nit kuDtli&gn ot tb« Dalli Sun and 4«ml-Wmkl> Urbl •>nn-T,l»t>i RiilMlnit 106 9 M»ln Strxi ASSOCIATE PUBLISHERS vVnrtham BOTCT M«nlti Bntorori Ir Ihf C"r«lo»ill Poit Offlef w weond el«m itnttCT Ratei In Nurarro count; anit U» U oiled Sttlea, both (or renewal* and new rob- •flribsrr ID ad«n<» fear M.OO; «t* month*. 75o: Ihrpp montnu. Boo. NOTICE Co (bow who want tbelt piper ohaored from one atinrew to another, Dle»» rlw oM addmM ai well a« new. It will i/an»e ten delar and we ean t\rr mneb Member of Aunclnled I'reu fh« Annoolntnd Preu It eieluslTelj lined «o the nut (or publication ol — t)Bw> credited to It or not otherwlte ered. lied In thl( paper and »l«o the local oewi pubilnhed herein. All rUrhtu of r*- publication of unefiltl dl*pal«nep herein OOKSICANA, TKX., FEB. 17, 1D8I) NEW CCC PLANS There is said to be growing sentiment in Congress for. making the CCC a permanent institution .and adding military training to its present program. Congressional approval of the suggestion no doubt reflects public approval. The Civilian Conservation Corps has proved to be such a useful and constructive organization that most Americans want to see its works go on. Set up in the first place to give thousands of unemployed young fellows something to do that would not only improve their morale and health but would be useful in itself, the CCC has done even more. The fifth annual report of Director Fechner, presented last May, told the amazing amount of work done for the national forest service in planting trees, building fire lookouts and observation towers, cutting needed truck trails, and so on. The CCC boys helped also in soil conservation work, in insect pest and rodent elimination, and a number of other jobs. At the same time, they have filled up large gaps in their own education, study- Ing common school subjects, receiving vocational train- Ing, increasing their understanding of citizenship with its obligations and privileges. There has been no military training. Up to now the public wholly opposed all thought of it. The present proposal is not to make the.CCC camps into military institutions,'but to give these boys some of the . discipline and drill which will train them to take care of themselves in emergencies, to do a good job when sudden organization is required, and so on. So long as the -civilian attributes are not penalized, such training may be considered wise._ WEATHER'AND GOVERNMENT No doubt weather affects people's health and activities. We have all noticed examples of it. But can rain and heat cycles create such social and political phenomena as dictatorships? Dr. Kaymond H. Wheeler of the University of Kansas thinks so. He has been studying people, trees and weather over a period of 5,000 years. The periods of greatest human activity, notably war eras, he finds, coincide with warm-moist periods, when storms and other natural phenomena are most violent; He finds indications „ that the climate of the world as a whole is now about half way down on the curve from hot. to cold. Bo he looks for a breakdown ''. of dictatorships during the \ next five or ten years, and 1. a revival of democracies, ' with emphasis on individ- The dictators, then, will • soon be on the skids. Me- >;teorology is the ideology for 'i;us. i '' But what if the dictators *' refuse to believe in weath- \er signs? !, Seems as if, with those „ < ( Increasing buffalo herds, f;there should be some buf- |' falo robes again. And then L there might be some sleighs jjji'tp use 'em in, and some -horses and bells and-girls, and so on. ftb. Adolf better be careful :0ut that Ukraine project} Bear That Walks Like an still packs a wallop. ;, isn't military valor > to $ helpless fugitives. jfre's no honor in niech-, |ij!jng'warfare. ?jV<« , JUST FOLKS i Copyright, 1987, Edgar A. Guilt) QUESTIONS And what Is you and what is I? And it It really death to die? And after all life's growing pains Just what departs and what remains? To these who can full answer give Or tell us what It means to live? That which I think of now as you Is made of all the deeds you do; Your home, your garden and the things To which always v your spirit clings; Your loves, your 1 hates, your hopes and fears And all the fruitage of the years. That which I hope lives here as I Is not tho stuff we know must die, But something done, or something said; In spring a flowering tulip bed And wheresoe'er I've trod the earth Some little evidence of birth. Life Is to feel and sense and ahare As, has been said: "To be aware!" And death, Is wood and stone and steel And flesh at last that cannot feel, But what was truly you and I Outlives the flesh that has to die. THE FRONTIERSMEN CHOPPING WOOD Maybe what this country needs—or the world, for that matter—is more wood- chopping. Sawing is all right, too, but less effective spiritually. You can get more action out of an ax. It stirs up the dregs in a fellow's system, says an addict, and sort of whirls them out into empty space. Then it attracts spiritual currents from somewhere or other, and recharges your battery and fills your mind with noble sentiments. There is a grand feeling in seeing the woodpile \grow. And how you sleep afterwards ! We've heard city fellows back from a camp in the woods talk like that. They might be just putting up a he-man bluff, of course. A normal man can't help thinking they wouldn't like it so much if there were no vacation spirit in it—if they really had to chop the darned stuff. But when a farmer talks that way, a real farmer who burns wood the year 'round and cuts it himself, you've got to listen respectfully, He surely wouldn't lie about it, especially when he was talking to a reporter. Well, this farmer says: "There's not an appetizer in the drugstore that can compare with swinging an ax before your own woodpile and watching it grow. And does it make a grand fire! "Neighbor, do you know the flame and the odor of beech and pine, the fragrance of cedarwood burning, the pleasant smell and crackle of hickory? And what if you do get a little smoke? It's an appetizing smell. What this country needs is more woodlots, and more farmers chopping the trees down and chopping them up. And city folks need it more than farmers." We haven't a doubt of it —not a doubt in the world. Just suppose, now, that Hitler and Stalin and Mussolini and all such strong-arm fellows were chopping trees down and chopping 'em up. Wouldn't this be a better world. SPEED DR. PEPPER, BYNUM AND OIL CITY WERE LAST NIGHT 1NNERS Dr. Pepper defeated Barry 54-18 in the Y-M.C.A. . basketball games Monday night. Bynutn won over Streetman 63-26 and Oil City ; defeated Rural Shade 41-33. Ca; paclty crowds attended «aoh of ! these three games. I Tuesday at 6 o'clock Coralcana . High School will play Kerens. At 7 oclock the Navarro girls will play the Frost girls and at 8 o'clock Currle and Dr. Pepper teams will play. Irene and Oil City will complete at 0 o'clock. Wednesday night the high school boys and girls championships will begin at 7 oclock. Box scores for Monday nights' games are as follows: Dr. Pepper— fg ft pf tp Stokes B 1 1 11 Denbow o 0 0 0 McDonald 7 1 2 16 Sloan 3 0 0 6 White 0 1 1 1 Dosser 2 0 1 4 Compton 3 3 1 7 Adams 0 0 0 0 Hobbs B 0 1 10 ! Totals 25 1 1 54 ! Barry— Reed 2 1 1 5 Jones 2 0 1 4 Luther 0 0 3 0 | Evans 1 1 0 3 ! Burleson 0 0 0 0 I Watklns 1 1 2 3 ' Derryberry \ 1 2 3 Morton 0 0 0 0 ! Totals 7 4 9 18 Courthouse News Sound in the air travels .about 1100 feet a second. A Curtiaa airplane in Buffalo the other day flew at the rate of 575 milea an hour, w~hich would be a mile in 6 1-4 seconds, about 850 feet a second. Thus that plane was going almost as fast as sound. It makes a person wonder whether our aeronautics engineers and pilots will yet be able to push their planes up to the velocity of sound waves. If that were done, the roar of the propeller would not sound ahead of the plane at all; the plane would be silent till it passed with the noise trailing after it. Would it hurt the pilot? Not unless he hit something. Scientists believed a hundred years ago that motion faster than 86 miles an hour would be fatal. Another crimp in private enterprise—with the new police radio system, the holcUup man has no chance at «H. » Uncle, Sam's a good egg, but not a soft-boiled one, SELLING WAR PLANES Most Americans will not get excited about our air plane factories selling modern warplanes to France, even if there is some opposition to the procedure in Congress. It is not clear that, as one senator says, this is "equivalent to a military alliance." We have sold warplanes to Japan for use in her war against China, and we were certainly not allying ourselves with Japan. That procedure has fortunately been discontinued, because Japan was using those planes indirectly against our own interests. But to shut off such supplies from a friendly and co-operative nation like France or Britain, in the present situation, would hardly make sense. We ourselves, like the European democracies, are threatened by the dictatorship nations, though less directly at present. And we may as well realize that France is our own first line of defense, with Britain a close second. If Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy ran amuck, and crushed France, Britain would be an cat>ier prey. Then if they crushed Britain, where would we be? . France is the keystone of the arch of democratic defense, and we can well afford to help strengthen it in so.natural and legitimate a way as this. Incidentally we seem to be in the way of getting modern warplanes ^or our own home def nse' as fast as we need them. ^ They've got to make the fines big to convince people that smuggling Is a crime. It seems so innocent and justifiable when a fellow is doing it. A fellow just back from Florida says its the first vacation he's taken in 80 years. He probably didn't like it. You have to train for loafing! » It must be great to be a U. S. senator, and keep people you dislike out of public office by saying they're "personally obnoxious" to you. Regardless of what the groundhog saw on February 2, the seed catalogues are out and spring can't be far behind. _ The French may say once too often that "Italians won't fight." » .. .1... You can't lick dictators by calling "em names; they thrive on it. . » ! Life used to be prunes and prisms; now it's cults and lams. Three Major Real , Estate Deals Are Completed in City Three big real estate transactions have been completed In Corslcana recently and at least two of them will result In extensive reconstruction In coming months. • One of the largest was the purchase by the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company from Fred M. Allison of the entire north half of the 400 block on North Beaton street. The bottling company obtained frontage on Beaton, East Second Avenue, and North Commerce street by the deal. Approximately half of the lot Is now covered by buildings while the other portion is fenced and has a few shed on It. H. M. Montgomery of the Dr. Pepper company has announced that studies have been started by his firm preliminary to the preparation of plans for one of the most modern bottling plants In the state. Both of the present structures will be remodelled and rebuilt and the plant equipped throughout with the latest type machinery. Work is not expected to start before late In the summer months with occupancy scheduled early In the winter. The building now occupied by the Prince and Pelham Filling Station at the corner of North Main and West Collin street was purchased recently by the partnership of Butler and Calhoun and studies are now under way for improvements to the property. Work Is expected to start soon after the expiration of the contract of the present lessee early In the summer. Another transaction was the acquisition by James Cerf of the Marks building In the 100 block on North Beaton street now occupied by the MoLellan store, The property was purchased from A. E. Marks et al. Kerens. Pioneer Club In Session Friday At Home Mrs. A. Talley KERENS, Feb. 14,—(SpU—An- other meeting of the Kerens Pioneer club was held Friday at S u. m., with Mrs. Anna Daniel and Mrs. Andrew Talley, hostesses, in the home of the latter During the business portion of 'the meeting Mrs. L. H. Carroll read a letter of thanks from Mrs. E. M. Westbrook of Bryan for the lovely parting gift presented her by the club upon her moving from the city. It was voted to Bend the ?5 assessment made by the State Federation Women's Club building at Austin, although the local club had given generously and in excess of the $101 paid by so many clubs in the past few years for retirement of the debt on the building. After reading of the minutes and reports of committees, roll call was answered with 'Modern Story and Author." Mrs. G. H. Wlleman then took charge aa leader and presented a review of "Preview," by Richard Sherman, which proved a very interesting and intriguing short story of recent, date. Aa so many of the modern stories do, the conclusion was left to the Imagination of the hearers and a round-table discussion of possible and probable endings was enjoyed. Concluding the afternoon's entertainment, Mrs. Wade Price and Mrs. A. S. Frltchard played as a piano duet, Oerture from the "Poet and Peasant," by VonSuppe. Quests other than club members were Mrs. Will Talley, Mrs. Allen McCIuney, Mrs Joe Everheart, Mrs. H. W. 'Hoffer and Mrs. W. T, Stockton. A sweet course was served with hot tea during .the social hour. Independence cinb. KERENS, Feb. 14— (SpU—The Independence Home Demonstration Club, met with Mrs. J. W. Scarborough at the last meeting date on February 6, with an attendance of is members, and one new member who was welcomed at this time. Quarter* -for baby chloki was the chief *ub|eot under. dUomelon, Japan Plans To Hold Island On Military Ground TOKYO, Feb. 14.—(ff)—Foreign Minister Hachlro Arlta today told Sir Robert Leslie Cralgle, British ambassador, Japan probably would hold Hainan Island until the end of the Chinese war and possibly Indefinitely on grounds of military necessity. This was virtually the same reply Arlta gava the French ambassador, Charles Arsene Henry, yesterday when Henry asked for information on Japan's plans with regard to the Island, which Is near French Indo-Chlna and the British colony at Hongkong. Sources close to the French embassy predicted France would be dissatisfied with Arlta's reply, but it was doubted that she would attempt any action to oust the Japanese. HONGKONG, Feb. 14.— Japanese naval and aviation units .landed at dawn today at Yulin- kan, at tho southernmost tip of Hainan, the Chinese Island near British and French empire lifelines, whose preliminary occupation Friday brought French and British diplomatic inquiries about Japanese intentitons. (The United' States destroyer John D. Edwards, with Captain John T. G. Stapler, commander of the United States navy's China patrol, aboard, arrived from Hangkong today at Holhow, north Hainan port, to Investigate and, If necessary, protect American lives and Interests on Hainan.) The landing placed the Japanese navy In a potential base 750 miles due west of Luzon, the principal Island of the Philippines. An official statement said that by noon Japanese landing forces had puenetrated 15 miles Inland with a rapidity that Indicated an apparent lack of Chinese resistance to the Invaders' occupation of the Sama Bay area—generally considered among the Far East's Potentially best although currently undeveloed deep water har- bora. i MIDI11 RESIDENT IS BURIED TUESDAY AT PRAIRIE POINT Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock for C. i M. J. Stringer, aged 73 years, who died Monday morning at Midland, at Prairie Point church with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. Surviving are two sons, L. L, Stringer, Midland, and Bert Stringer, Roane; two daughters, Miss Luclle Stringer and Miss Clara Belle Stringer, both of Dal-i las; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Waddell, Tahoka; Mrs. Belle Locklar, Sayre, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Mollle Barnott, Houston, and other relatives. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed ^arrangements, Hugh Patterson Is Buried at Ennis ENNIS, Feb. 15.—Funeral aerv- ices for Hugh Patterson, aged 30 years, who died Sunday near Ferris, were held here Monday. Surviving are his wife, Ferris; parents, the Rev, and Mrs. A. Patterson, Blooming Grove, and four brothers. Bynum— >-, fg ft pf tp Rogers 4 0 1 8 J. Rankin 4 2 1 10 Langford 0 0 J 0 Brannon 0 0 1 0 Young 4 0 2 8 Cummlngs 0 0 1 0 Johnson 7 5 3 10 Harrel 3 0 0 6 Horton 0 0 0 0 Totals 23 7 11 53 Streetman— , Clark -.. 0 1 2 1 Steel 4 6 2 14 Wlndborn 1 1 2 3 Woods 0 0 0 0 Coleman 1 0 0 2 Smith 3 0 0 6 Richardson .' 0 0 0 0 Totals 9 8 8 26 Oil City Iron Wks—f ft pf 1;> F. Doolin 5 0 1 10 Wright 1032 W. Doolin 2 2 1 8 Kenendy 6 1 0 13 Allman 2 1 2 5 Pollard l' 2 2 5 Maxwell 0 0 19 0 Totals 17 7 9 40 Rural Shade- Jamison 2 0 2 4 Sessions 0 0 0 0 Cossey 4 o 3 8 Frost 0 0 0 0 Crocker 2 1 2 5 Phillips 2 0 1 4 Farrls 1 0 4 2 Gill 0 0 4 0 Trent 4 0 3 8 Bobbltt 1 0 0 2 Totals 16 1 18 33 Referee Burnett. VETERANS FOREIGN MS WILL MEET ON TUESDAY EVENING Navarro Post No. 3386 of Cor-1 sienna will hold a meeting this. ; evening at 8 p. m. in the Ameri-' I can Legion Hall. A large crowd is expected ns It is an open meet- Ing to bo held purposely for the i organization of a Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Irene F. Dodds, of Dallas, State President of the Ladles Auxiliary, and other guests pf Dallas and Waco will be present. All ex-soldiers and their wives are cordially invited to attend this meeting. Refreshments will be served by the ladies and music will be furnished by the Veterans of Foreign Wariband. Red Cross Classes Here Since 1936 Dr. Wm. T. Shell, Jr., first aid and life saving, chairman, Navarro county chaper of Red Cross, i has been conducting classes In [ Corslcana since 1036, according to an announcement Tuesday morning, and has been instructing two classes here since the latter part of 1B39. Classes are also being conduct- ; ed In Kerens under the direction of Dr. G. H. Sanders. : These activities are in connection with safety work and Is another step in the program stressed by the Navarro County Safety Council. Card of Thank*. We wish to take this method to thank our friends of the Emhouse and Corbet communities for their kindness , shown us during our Illness. May God's richest blessings rest upon you, Is our prayer.—Wllburne, Pauline and Lanelle Stewart. District Court. The grand jury resumed ita Ini vestl'gatlons Tuesday morning after a several days' recess. I District Judge Wayne R. How' ell Tuesday morning was busy with non-jury civil matters. District Clerk's Office. The following cases were filed: W. M. Wilson vs. H. B. Bomar tit ux, suit on note. Nellie Grace Crawford acting by and through Ruth Davis, next friend, vs. R, D. Crawford, annulment and divorce. Probate Court- Several probate matters were heard Monday by Paul H. Miller, county Judge. Sheriff's Office. A negro arrested Saturday on a liquor charge In connection with the seizure of a small quantity of corn whiskey was scheduled to be taken to Dallas to federal authorities by Sheriff Cap Curington and Deputy Sheriff Jeff, Spencer. Preston Carroll, negro, under three Indictments here for burglary and theft, and wanted In Dallas, was arrested In East Corsicana Monday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff George T. Brown. He IB a suspect for Investigation Into several other cases being handled by tho sheriff's department. The negro was found hiding under a bed, It was reported. Deputy Sheriff Brown arrested a man suspected of cow theft near Avalon, Ellis county, Monday. No charges have been filed. Justice Court- One was fined for disturbing the peace and two for theft Tuesday morning by Judge A ,E. Foster. The two theft charges were on two young negroes arrested by city officers and transferred to the county by Deputy Sheriff Brown In connection with the alleged theft of two gallons of lubricating oil from a filling station. Sergeants Marine Corps Visit City Sgt. M. G. Hereford and Sgt. W. T. Faulk, marine corps, on recruiting duty, stationed In Dallas, were Corsicana visitors Tuesday. While hore they distributed literature concerning the Marines nnd Interviewed possible applicants for the service. 9 ^ Undergoes Operation. KERENS, Feb. 14.—(SpU— Mrs. Jim Norton, who underwent an operation for appendicitis, at the Navarro clinic in Corslcana Friday night, Is reported resting well. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Paysj23,000,000 f JERSEY CITY, N. J., Feb. 14.— (/P)—The New Jersey Title Guarantee and Trust Co., failed to open today and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced it would pay claims of approximately $23,000,000, the largest pay-off of insured deposits it has ever made. FDIC Chairman Leo T. Crowley said more than 39,000 depositors would be reimbursed. "The bank has been working for some time with supervisory authorities to develop a program that would relieve its frozen condition, which resulted from the accumulation of large holdings of real estate and other illiquid assets. Their efforts to restore a reasonable degree of liquidity were unsuccessful," Crowley declared. Former United States Senator John Milton was special counsel to the bank. He said he had been engaged for the past month "in connection with certain efforts" to prevent Its closing. Governor A. Harry Moore was listed among 17 directors of t.ho bank, which had total resources of $31,208,478 as of last Dec. 31. WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.-^(J The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said today the ap- Si proxlmately $23,000,000 to be paid l)\ depositors of a closed Jersey City j . x bank would be a sum larger than any paid out In any year since the FDIC was created in 1933. Last year deposits In 55 Insured banks which were closed amount- j cd to only $10,785,000. / In the last four years total payoffs in insured banks amounted to slightly more than $47,000.000. Postmistress Beaten Unconscious and $235 In Cash Was Taken BEAUMONT, Feb. 14.— <JP)i- Mrs. Wlnie Rumbelow, postmistress at Devers, 20 miles west of • here, was beaten into unconsciousness yesterday by a bandit who . took $235 cash from the post- ' 4 Iffice. She was struck over the head with a club as she worked, she told officers. She did not see her asasllant. Mrs. Rumbelow was found on the floor, with wounds on her head and bruises about her throat. Lost Something? Try a Dally ^un Want Ad. Insist on ALL When selecting a place to keep your valuables, demand these four requirements : PROTECTION. In a safe deposi? box your property has the protection of our ttrong vault. CONVENIENCE. Your property Is. always conveniently together when you have a safe deposit box. PRIVACY. No one but you can see your possessions when you keep them in a safe deposit box. ECONOMY. The cost of a safe deposit * box is only a few cents a week. Rent a safe deposit box in our vault and get all 41. Jhe First National Bank Corslcana, Texai "THE OLD BELIABLE, SINCE 1860" Doited States Government Depository and a number of good suggestions were made, • • After several enjoyable games, and the necessary business had been attended to, club adjourned to meet with Mrs. W. C. Reed on February 20. Mrs. Scarborough, and daughter, Miss Beurm Vista, served delicious punch and cake, before the departure of the gueiti, 666 SALVE relievos COLDS Liquid-Tablets prlco Salve-Nose « n o ne Drops IOC & 20C DIt, O. L. SMITH DENTIST Office 70 • Fhones • R«s. 3T9 l Office Over McDonald Drug Co. No. 2. WE WANT CHICKENS, EGOS AND SOUB CREAM. Give XJs a Trial. C. L. McMANCS 310 East Filth — Phone 1183 Your application for a loan for making a crop or livestock raising will be given special attention by us. 1W£STAT£NAT1ANALBANK <*.

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