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I>,"J I 'e" H 1 • FOUR THB CORSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1989. Prw, LrttA Wlrt PUBLISH B~ ivi.llTHAM <NP MARTU lift, A. A. «orth»m Ix>wr» H»rtin Own«r» vwl eunlifbgn oi u» Dalit Son and tytml'Wmkli Urbl °" 9 M«ln \98IK'IATB .Vorlhl PUBLISHER!" Bo»» Murtl tl« l>r«latii» Poti Olflef «» alum putter ' m M'lUTO count? *nfl tut umwo SUtw. both lot rtmawdM w<" "JJ. *^{J «*"*"' 7 '|5,. th""' m ontli«. BOB. " NOTICE ro then who "»nl "»»' R»0«r «hi from om Klaiw la ••JjJfjJ l, D {Jj\| let* ^S»""»n« "w» ew «lw ">"<* M.mtxi of /U.o«l»t«tl Pr«« oahlieatlon 01 »l«n •l»o the i. All rlirbu i t olntKihM ' JUST FOLKS (Copyright, 1887, Edgar A. Ctaest) COnSICANA, TEX.. FEB. 21. 1P3!) BROTHERHOOD WEEK $• The growth of totalitarianism abroad, both fascist and communist, makes it particularly appropriate that this year's observance of Brotherhood Week, under the auspices of the national Conference of Christians and Jews, should be devoted to the theme, "Democracy and Freedom. America has more to fear from the propaganda of subversive elements from within than from attack by any outside nation or group. The United States can perform its most useful service to civilization by making democracy work here. We must repudiate all theories of hatred. The American population in eludes the descendants of forty old world nations, people of all racial strains, followers of every great living religion. If we allow hate and rumor mongers to set group against group, we are lost. Strife between Christians and Jews, Catholics and Protestants, was introduced by more than one subversive organizer in Europe, who wanted to get factions fighting among themselves, that they might step in to dictate over all. American democracy ne,eds mutual trust and co-opera'" tion among Protestants, Catholics and Jews. That is the message of Brotherhood Week. A great deal of propaganda is being spread in both South and North America to weaken the faith of Americans in democracy and freedom. This propaganda takes its most vicious form in a libelous cam- pain against particular racial and religious groups. Sometimes this propagan- • da is disseminated under high-sounding and patriotic phrases. It is, however, completely un-Amer i c a n, and its objective, far from , being patriotic, is to foist totalitarian principles upon the people of this country. This propaganda of prejudice and hatred is not the Spontaneous reaction of decent Americans; it is a carefully organized, well- financed, unscr u p u 1 o u s campaign to break down traditional American concepts of tolerance, religious freedom, justice and fair play. Any attempt to blame a single group for, economic ills, political situations 'or ideological systems is vicious', unscrupulous and without any basis in fact. Such attempts will be rejected by every decent American no matter what his faith or political leanings or economic status. America must, and will, Bet an example to the •world by rejecting all doctrines of hatred, and by making goodwill and cooperation among all faiths, classes and groups a reality. George Wash i n g t o n, •Whose birthday is February 22, had in his first American army men of many nationalities — Prot- e,stants, Catholics and Jews. They all loved their country. Each sacrificed for the common good; all worked together for their common country—E Pluribus Unum. The United States of America must be united in ' lupport of democracy and Se free expression of the ptian. spirit, no matter r much these concepts stra'mpled upon in otb/- lountries. - .erhood Week should a period of soul' W W QUATRAINS Winter Scene So still and silent lies the snow So peaceful all the fields afar; The noisy blackbird and the crow Like midnight homebound revelers are. • * • A 'Woman Explains. "I'd like to please him If I can. She answered me with eyes aflame, "But I don't dress to please a man. I dross to beat some other dame." • * • Tho Price of Old Age Who would to three-score-ten attain Must know the smiles and tears And all the sorrow and the pain That cumber seventy years. • • * About Luck If It's good luck you seek my lad, I'll tell the truth about It, Luck soonest files to him who tries To get along without It CAMP FOLLOWERS NEW TRIPLE ENTENTE Our people have read with mixed emotions, the report of an unusual event in Mexico City last Sunday. Col. Fulgencio Batista, called "dictator" of Cuba, was visiting there on a good will tour like his recent trip to our own country. Speaking to the Confederation o1 Mexican Workers, which is a power in Mexico, he declared that if -the independence of Mexico were threatened today it could "counf on Cuba's support." We might get from tha statement the idea that Ba tista was pledging Cuban help for Mexico against en croachment from Uncl Sam. But not so. "We hay the sympathies of the Unit & Bt t£ "of ad soli d d'ariiy THE POWER STRUGGLE. among American nations." i I He evidently has confidence! There would still be no in the good faith of this'peace, and less progress TEXAS DELEGATION CONTINUES REQUEST BOLL WORM FUNDS PLAN CONFER WITH BUDGET DIRECTOR ON FUNDS MAINTAINING PEST FIGHT country. than there should be, if the I Then Vincente Toledano, struggle now ending bean important labor leader, tween public and private , took up the theme and told ownership in the Tennessee the big audience that Mex-' Valley were carried into ico was standing back of, other regions. Public senti- France, England and oth-| me nt generally, while ap- er free countries in oppos-j proving occasional experi- ing Fascism, and that Mex-| m ents in public ownership ico, Cuba .and the United| and operation, still prefers States were "united in the private operation on prin- ideals of liberty and jus- c iple. tice." A sort of "Trinln mu Entente" World. "Triple for the New . There is great interest in the development and wide distribution of electric pow- 7LB J UI.1U. QlSlilUUUUU U1 ciu^ni^ Jfv " This is reassuring 1 , after er> \v"e really seem at last the apparent hostility • • • ------ "-- «'—*-• shown us recently in Mexico. Perhaps we have exaggerated that; or else the Mexicans are seeing a new light. Here is realism, anyway, along with idealism. The American republics have to stand together. GROUNDS FOR ACTION An editorial writer of the New York Post has been reading various reports such as the N. Y. Times weekly index of business activity, the February monthly letter of the National City Bank of New York and a recent statement of the National Industrial Conference Board. He found so many cheerful items that he concluded recovery had been "sneaking up on us on gumshoes." It's time now for somebody to yell "Surprise!" and shock people out of " their unfounded gloom. Here are a few of the discoveries reported: Business activity has reached 92.3 as compared with 82.2 a year ago. Electric power output is up. Car loadings and automobile production are defying usual seasonal trends by staying at higher levels than expected. The building outlook Is good; building figures in December reached the highest level in nearly nine years. The retail trade prospects is satisfactory. Expenditures on advertising already reflect improved conditions. Machine tool orders have Increased. A few good-sized orders for rails and rolling stock have appeared. The "cumulative forces of trade cycles," says the National City bank's letter, "should be toward recovery." Well, let's .go! WhaVs .anybody waiting for? to be entering the Electrical Age. The production and use of power in this clean and convenient form are almost limitless. But its full enjoyment by this generation depends on peaceful cooperation, instead of warfare between government and private enterprise. •The country as a whole is hungry for electricity. This is one economic field where much of the United States is still in the pioneer age. All the power that can be economically produced from falling water may be but a bucketfull compared with that the nation could use if it were supplied cheaply enough. And in this industry cost and selling price diminish very rapidly with volume of production. If it is natural to have public production and distribution of hydroelectric power, it is also natural to have private manufacture of power from coal. All that can properly be demanded if this field is to satisfy the public interest, and encourage domestic and industrial consumption, by the lowest rates consistent with a reasonable profit. WAR VS. WORK Figures gathered by the International Labor Office of which an American has recently become director show an encouraging trem which many of us failed to note last year. The United States, in the last quarter of 1988,' led all other coun tries In the reduction of un employment. In the same period, more than half o" the nations reporting to th TRAGIC CHILDREN Section IX of the Children's Charter contains this tim: "For every child a community which recognizes and plans for his needs; protects him against physical danger, moral hazards, and disease; provides him with safe and wholesome places for play and recreation; and makes provision for his cultural and social needs." There are many children in many parts of the world who have never been very close to such blessings. In our own country there are children who are not protected against any of those dangers and perils. Many American hearts have been touched by the need of the Spanish children. They should not stop with their contribution to a fund for feeding those foreign chil dren. They should go ahead to face and solve the problem at hand of caring 'or the young Americans vho lack adequate fooc and clothing and security and wholesome recreation The children of share jroppers and the children of our big city slums are 'ree from the war terrors ;hat the little folks in Spain have suffered, but thej are not free from othei terrors not of their own making. Let's do something about the causes of thei misery now. FINAL WORD VERY OLD CLOTHES WANTED FOR MUSEUM IN HALL OF STATE casion for discarding prejudices, and a period qf re- consecration to the' prin ciples of liberty and democ* for 1 f«**VO' ^"M&, w " TW^'»IT~»»' th.e common good, labor office disclosed great er unemployment. Great Britain, for ex ample, despite its huge re armament program, had a substantial drop in jobs Munitions-making has no solved England's employ irient problem and prob ably would not solve ours Employment is advance by constructive industria and commercial activity.. 1 It>Js a good thing to* ge $his matter straight. If ,w< WASHINGTON, Feb. ... „., A Texas delegation asked a house appropriations subcommittee today for $1,248,000 to carry on pink boll worm eradication In the Southwest during the 1940 fiscal year. It was $800,000 more than appropriated annually for such work. The Toxans planned to confet with Daniel Bell, acting director of the budget, to got his approval of the Increase. Representatives Kleberg, West and Mahon, and Ralph W. Moore of Granger, Texas, master of the Texas Grange, testified. Kloberg, chairman of the group said tho money would bo spent largely In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas because of the concentrated Infestation there. It also would bo used to stamp out Isolated Infested areas of Texas and in Arizona and New Mexico. "The committee gave us a very favorable hearing," Kloberg com nicntod. "Naturally, the members did not commit themselves, nor oven Indicate If they would ap prove tho Increase we sought Ir the meanwhile we must convince Bell of the need for the addltlona funds." Moore and the others testified the pink boll worm constituted a serious threat not only to Texas cotton fields but to those of the entire South. WASHINGTON, Fob. 11.—WV- An outspoken Texas farm leader told thn senate agriculture committee today the present administration farm program was "a miserable failure" which should 'give way to a "cost-of-productlon" system. Ralph W. Moore, ruddy-faced master of Texas State Grange, testified government price-fixing of many farm crops would restore farm purchasing power. "You needn't be afraid of changing your present act because you can't make It any worse," Moore said when Senator Bllender (D- La.), contended the act, approved by the last congress had not been given a fair trial. Courthouse News District Clerk's Office. The following cases were filed: Ex Parte, Mason Morgan, a minor, to remove disabilities of minority. Hazel Nell Shlnn vs. Raymond Shlnn, divorce. Warranty Deeds. I* A. Lynch, et ux., to W.. JS. Smith, Lots 3, 4, 6 and 6, Block 319-E, Corslcana, $5 and other considerations. W. Franklin Seale, et ux., to Alton N. Justlss, et ux., part of Block "K" Edgohlll Addition, Cor- aicana $5,000. Oil and Gas Leases. T. E. Owens, ot ux., to John T. Sanders, trustee, SO acres of the Q. N. Anderson survey, $50. J. D. Murphy, et ux., to John T. Sanders, trustee, 70 acres of the D. D. Anderson survey $70. Assignment. S. Reela to E. N. Stayton, ot al, 20 acres of the George Gentry survey $1 and other consldera tlons. , Marriage License*. J. J. Wells and Mrs. Wright. Raymond O. Sledge and Lula Esther Earles. Dow FOUR SCHOOLS OF COUNTY PURCHASE PICTURE MACHINE POWELL, Feb. 17.—(Spl.)—Pro- jection machinery arrived Thursday for the Navarro County Audi-Visual Club, a group of four schools Including Powell, Emhouse Rlchland and Blooming Grove, which have banded together to i buy a moving picture machine and films to bo used In rotation In the communities named. The club, with C. C. Isbell of Blooming Grove as president ana Clyde Ross of Powell as secretary . treasurer, plans to use the ma- • chlno primarily for educational purposes in the schools, and a list of films adapted to us« m various phases of school work is being selected. In addition, the schools plan to make the machine pay for Itself by. showing such films as Girl of the Llmberlost and other pictures for entertainment purposes on specified nights In each of the communities. The pictures will be at Powell early m the week, and will be sent from there to Emhouse, then to Rich. > land and Blooming Grove. Constable's Office. Three were arrested for speed- Ins and six for overloading on Thursday night and Friday morn- Ing. Justice Court. Two were fined for speeding, two for overloading and one for vagrancy before Judge A. E. Foster. One was fined for speeding and one for overloading before Judge Pat Qeraughty. WOMEN FROM THREE COUNTIES ATTENDED DAIRY SCHOOL HERE News of County Home Demonstration Clubs "Peace!" whispered th Pope with his dying breath. With that prayer on his lips he was freed from the worries of • this war-strewn world. For that he will be remembered. And among all the useful words and acts of a life of devotion to the service of mankind, let one more be chosen to stand as the expression of the character of Achille Ratti, keeper of the keys of St. Peter for seven teen years. • "The Pope must not stay in bed," he said with a gentle smile, trying to arise and go to work when he was almost unable to move without help. Peace and Work—these are what the world needs today. must arm, let it be for, the single purpose of defense, with no pretense of creating jobs. War is economically destructive, and preparations for it, however necessasy for other reasons is an economic handicap., Now Jt's a set of lion quintuplets, born in Rochester, Ind.; and will they be ,Uonizedl DALLAS, Feb. 17.—(/P)—Herbert Qambrell, director of the Dallas Ilstorlcal Museum In the Hall o£ States, wants some old clothes. Fact Is, ho wants some very old clothes, old enough to show what ho frontiersmen who settled Texas wore everyday. Tho museum has a collection which includes men's brocade waistcoats of tho 1830's, top haU and opera capes of various periods, Spanish armor made of lorn, wedding dresses, evening gowns, elaborate nightgowns and a black corset of tho gay nineties. It Is shy on men's and boys' .rousora, shoes and socks, and women's house dresses because In ploneor days, clothing was worn intll It was threadbare, then cut down for the kids, finally discarded or'made Into quilts. The lack was brought to a head a few days ago when Po- lalro Wclssman of the Museum of Costumo Art, Now York, Invited the Dallas historical society to participate In the exhibition of costumes of the United States to be located In mid-Manhattan during the world's fair. Director Gambrell thought any showing from Texas would be Incomplete without some of the everyday things Texans wore and wore out building an empire of the Southwest. Powell Organized Parents-Teachers Body Wednesday POWELL, Feb. 17.—(Spl.)— Powell organized a Parent-Teachers' association on Wednesday, February 15, at a meeting in the high school auditorium, at which Mrs. Ellis of Rice, a member of the Navarro County Parent- Teachers' association Council, was the chief speaker. After a song by Fred' Ellett, Jr., pupil of Mrs. Lloyd Melton, Superintendent Clyde Ross of Powell introduced Mrs. Bradley of Rico who acted as temporary chairman and In- roduced Mrs. Ellis. Mrs. Ellis' alk outlined briefly the objectives and history of the PTA movement and explained the structure of the national and state organizations, suggesting ways of bulld- ng local units. Officers elected for the next year were, Mrs. Sylvan Stucker, resident; Mrs. R. E. Bush, vice president; and Mrs. Johnnie Mo- iTadden, secretary-treasurer. The nominating committee consisted of Mrs. Hamp Hanks, Mrs, John Christian and Mrs. Torn Johnston. The following were present at the Initial meeting: Mrs. T. C. Dlllard, Mrs, Marvin Screws, Mrs. Esther Washam, Mrs. H. R. Emerson, Mrs. Tom Kenner, Mrs. Jarvis Miller, Mrs. Johnnie McFadden, Mrs. John Christian, Mlas Reba Edmundaon, Mlas Aline Clark, Miss Pauline Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ross, Mrs. Tom Johnson, Mrs, Hamp Hanks, Mrs. J. A. Jackson, Mrs. Lloyd Melton, MIw Katherlne Holmes, Mrs. Fred Ellett and Miss Minnie Beth Ellett and Mrs. Frank Cartledge. The members voted to meet In the future on the second Monday ot each month at 3:30 p. m. at the high school building. DAR Not Sponsoring Sale of Flavoring Attention of members of the James Blair chapter of tho Daughters of the American Revolution having been called to reported sales of a certain brand of flavoring under the alleged sponsorship of the DAR. have asked that the public be informed that the local DAR chapter la not sponsoring such sale and know nothing concerning- it. Friends of the member* of , the local' organization are •warned against «uqb •tatement*, * ' *t S . .. (llNj?.. -. Year's Deficit Expected Reach $9,000,000,000 WASHINGTON, Fob. 17.—,.., The treasury said today It has spent more In the first seven and a half months of the fiscal year than It expects to take In during tho whole year, which will end June SO. Federal spending from last July 1 to February 15 totaled $5,818,760,015, or about $80,000,000 more than the estimated receipts for the ygnr.. Receipts during the period amounted to only $3,542,601,889, causing a deficit of $2,074,158,148. If expenditures reach $9,4D2,000,000 by June 30, as expected, tho deficit then will bo $4,000,000,000. In the comparable seven and a half months of the last fiscal year expenditures^ amounted to $4,594,683,270, which were $847,762,468 In oxcnss of current receipts. Truck Flro Thursday Night. A gasoline truck blaze In the garage near the Gulf Oil Company warehouse at 501 South Main street causod a run for the firo department about 10 o'clock Thursday night. No estimate of the damage was secured. The blaze was believed to have been started by a damaged tire. Thirty-odd women from . Hill and Navarro county home demonstration cluba attended tho dairy products school conducted hero Friday. Cheese and butter making was stressed In an effort to Improve tho typo used In the homo as well as standardizing the market products from the farm. W. V. Maddox, dairy specialists, extension service, Texas A. and M. College; Miss Minnie May Grubbs, district home demonstration agent; Miss Clara E. Rct- tlgor, Navarro county home demonstration agent, and others participated In the program. The meeting here Friday was one of a series being conducted In this district at the present time. The representatives attending these series of meetings carry the Information secured back to their communities and associates and also enter contests conducted later In the spring^ Two Negro Boys Held Connection Theft Of Tools City Detective M. S. Griffin arrested two negro boys Thursday In connection with the theft ot some tools. The tools were recovered and returned to their ownnrs and the boys transferred to county authorities. Three charges of Intoxication, one of making a U-turn on Boa- ton street, one of making a right turn on a red light without stopping, two of running over stop- signs, and one of blocking a sidewalk with an automobile brought offenders Into tho Corslcana corporation court Friday morning. Rlchland Club. The Rlchland Home Demonstration Club met Feb. 16 at 2 p. m. in ho homo of Mrs. Lillian Otto with Miss Rettlger giving a lesson on -. the Important centers of the wltohen. There were 11 members answered iol\ call. Mmes. Allen, Brlster, Abbo, Otto, Anderson, Steele, Mayo, Campbell, McCord, Simmons and Gibson; two new members, Mrs. Jack McClendon and Mrs. J. W. Garland; one visitor, Mrs. York. "America, the Beautiful" was sung Mrs. Mayo, the reoreatloti loader, had two games played. ' Motion to adjourn carried . The hostess served sandwiches, coffee and cake.—Reporter. ^ Bazctto 4-H Club. Teh Bazette girls met Monday, Feb. 13, at the home of their sponsor, Mrs. N. H Baxter. The county agent, Miss Clara E. Rettl- gor, gave a very interesting talk on gardens, explaining what each girl should raise and how much. Tho six way scarf was discussed by Demonstrator Bonnie Faugh. Everyone enjoyed tho demonstration Very much. There 'were several garments made during the year by each member.—Reporter. 666 SALVE relieve! COLDS price Liquid-Tablets S " Drop*, 08 " IOC & 25C DR. O. L. SMITH DENTIST Office 70 • Phone* - Res. 3C9 Office Over McDonald Drug Co. No. 2. WE WANT CHICKENS, EGGS AND SOUK CREAM. V Give Us a Trial. C. I» McMANTJS 310 East Fifth — Phone 1183 Banks Closed Wednesday, Feb. 22,1939 in observance of Make Your Banking Arrangements Accordingly Corsicana Clearing House Association The First National Bank The State National Bank u % ( ' * V if' 1 '*' 'f j^^^jfg^i*fy£^ii^^^^0*^^^&f^»^^^^p^^^^&

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