Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on February 24, 1939 · Page 6
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Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, February 24, 1939
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K. 1 ? ;?» -*v*'t"» *p>>5f j^t "THE CORSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24. 1S89. WiVllTHAM ANT MARTIN III*. A. A- WorthWB U""T M«rUn Otrnen »na runlliber* ot tl» Oftllf Sun anrt *«mrWMklj LJr 4<,nU,li nnllrtlni 106 8 Main ASSWIATIT PUBLISHERS 1, ASS nn« wnri ham Boyw Martin Rntoml Ir thr Cnr«lcani Poll Offl<» •• ft*ennri elMN matter futet in Na»arro countj MA the United 8tlle«. both (01 rnnewalw and new too- •eriben- In ad«»nr«. rear SI.- 00 •'* monthi. 7IK: three mon intht. BOo. NOTICE . IB tbot. who «mnt thett pttM .<*"!»; from onf aaarew to «noth«r oMM J« old xitfreM •• wall •• naw ll will cWJJ lew d«T»» wid w« <»»> »<»' oinon t*lu>T The of AiinclolKI I'reil e Arnl,'< titled lo th« aw lot oobllcal^n ol all newt etwllte<) to It or not otherwli* orea- tied in Ihlt caper and al«o «» I 0 ** 1 newi DObll.hed herein All rllht. of i* pnhlloatlon ol «Dfrt»l dltpaiohe. hM»m am aUo reBerrea. _ _ _ „ COBSICANA, TEX.. FEB. 24, IDS!) FRONTIERS There is no doubt, any way, where Great Britain's frontier is. It is on the Rhine, just where an outspoken English statesman said it was a couple of years ago, although nobody would believe him at the time. , The British government at last is facing realities and talking frankly. Prime Minister Chamberlain the other day told the House of Commons, right out in meeting, that any threat to "the vital interests of France" would find Britain solidly behind her. And the whole House cheered the statement. He added, In corroboration of a statement by French Foreign Minister Bonnet, that in case of war "all the forces of each country" would be at the disposal of the other. , . It is now in order for Adolf Hitler to say where the German frontier is. That border at present Beems very elastic and shadowy. JUST FOLKS Copyright, 1937, Edgar A. Guest) GEORGE WASHINGTON We are the sons of noble sires, The guardians of their altar fires; The far descendants, one by one Of patriot General Washington; The heirs of that Ill-clad brigade Whose stand at Valley Forge was made; We are the ones for whom he fought, Of whom at night he often thought; And these are times we should recall The first great leader of us all. Should hear his patient, counseling voice In every dangerous hour of choice; And in a world by hatreds swayed Speak out for freedom unafraid. A PAGE OF VALENTINES! As for Italy's frontier, it is now in Spain and seems Ukely to spread pretty well over the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. And the American frontier? There is some talk about it also-being on the Rhine, or at least on the! •Maginot Line. Perhaps it is' .there in spirit. But practically, just now, It seems to be on the "bar\ relhead" where France or Britain or any other im- perilled democracy plunks down money for munitions. It is a "cash-and-carry" UNEASY ROYALTY. Canada now is worried about the safety of the King and Queen when they come over next summer. Recent operations of the republican "terrorists" in England have prevented a royal visit to North Ireland, and have raised the fear that bombing outrages might follow the royal pair across the sea. . So if they come, they •will travel in armored cars. That would probably be the case not only in the Dominion, but in the expected visit to this country. Not only would they have British and Canadian guards with them on our side of the border, but special precautions would be taken by our government and by local police wherever they went. Unless things quiet down, they may not come at all. Royalty doesn't seem to have much fun. It's an old story—"Uneasy rests the head that wears a crown!" That is probably as true of the present crowned heads of the British Empire as of anybody. There is no question of the courage of either Qeorge or Elizabeth, but there are many times when both of them wish they were just plain folks. INTERNATIONAL TIES This hands- across-the- sea business is all right, and perhaps inevitable when war breaks out or is threatened. The world is a \RCOME TAX vriiu, SOON B^ WRE.ASA(»l A M> onto 8 frontier, curiously 'combining idealism and practicality- _ IRENE DOYS WINNER YMCA INVITATION BASKETBALL TITLE The Irene Independent boys' team won the 1030 YMCA Invitational basketball championship Monday night by defeating the Dr. Pepper team, 41-38. The game moved to a last climax at the half with a 21-21 tie. During the third period Irene went forward with a gain of two points and another score in the final period to gain a margin of a three point victory. Tony York of Irene, forward, accounted for 12 of his team's points. Moat of these came from mid-court. G. Neul, also of Irene, took scoring honors with 17 points. Hobby and Compton of the Dr. Pepper team were high scorers among the opponents. In the opening game of the even- Ing the Coca-Cola YMCA girls defeated Bynum school girls. 30-14, to even their game series. Dolly McNeil of the Coca Cola team registered 23 points. Louis and Mo- Comes of Bynum scored 13 of the team's 14 points. The Coca-Cola guarding combination was responsible for the low scoring of Bynum. Tuesday night the Coca-Cola girls will play the Mcsqulte girls and Oil City will play the Mes- qulte boys. Next Monday the Coca-Cola girls will go to Irene for a game. Box scores for Monday nights games were as follows: Irene Independents. Player— fg ft pf tp C. Neil 8 1 4 17 N. Herd 0 0 0 0 York .' 6 0 2 12 B. Neil 3 319 Caruthcrs 1 1 3 A Brenton ••<> 0 0 0 B. Herd 0 0 2 0 Totals 18 B 12 41 Dr. Pepper. Compton * 2 0 10 McDonald 2 0 0 4 Stokes 1 0 0 2 Dosser 4 3 3 11 llobbs .0 141 Sloan 2 0 0 4 White 3 0 0 6 Totals 16 8 7 88 Referee, Burnett. Courthouse News District Court The trial of the case of Mrs. Ella Powell et al vs. W. H. Cagle et al, partition, etc., was in trial In the district court Tuesday. District Clerk's Office. The following case was 'filed: Efflce May Wilson vs. Russell Wilson, divorce. Trustee's Deed. R. L. Harris, agent and attor- ney-ln-fact for A. C. Williams, trustee for John F. Watson, to the Navarro National Farm Loan Association, 341.003 acres Isaac Klncatd, John Sadler, J. B. and Ann Adams, John McQown and W. H. Morrell surveys, $13,000. Marriage License. Delbert Albert Willtrout Willie Dean Poole. and Warranty Deeds. Drew Gillon et ux to W. C. Oil- len, Interest In 160 acres. Jacob Ballerman survey, $876. A. H. Denn et ux to W. B. Denn. 1-10 Interest In 90 arfrca E. K. Morrell survey, $400. O. L. Smith to Oscar S. Burns, lot 7, blooli 565, Corslcana, $500. Green Springfield et ux to Mrs. H. H. Hanks, 101 1-2 acres W. W. McCandless survey, $3,000. County Superintendent's Office. John W. Gunstream, Dallas, deputy state school superintendent, visited several Navarro county schools Tuesday. Justice Court. One was fined for driving on the wrong side of a highway, one for resisting arrest and three for speeding before Judge A. E. Foster. One was fined for overloading and one for vagrancy'before Judge Pat Gcraughty. A DEBATING DEMOCRACY. WAR DELAY. There is no immediate danger of war launched by Germany, thinks Sir Arthur •Willert, a veteran British journalist whose talks to American audiences are regarded with much respect. He says Germany is not " ready, and it would be very ' Inconvenient for her to ,' f ,fight in the spring or sum" 'iner. Both Germany and Italy start their terms of - 'compulsory military service 'Jin the fall. Their armies 'don't get tuned up till the 1 J crops are harvested—then 'they have their field ma- /neuvers and could launch a 1 \ war if they wanted to. , ' ( At present, he insists, r Germany is very short of ,/,'food and must make the 0 'moat of .whatever she can 1 -'grow, and needs all avail- gable men in the fields. Last ''year she drafted a quarter 'j \of a million Austrians to >]"help with the harvest. '$ , So the greatest threat of /War would naturally come & in-late August or early Sep- Itember. But the favorable aperlod then would be short, |b|cause there are likely to be heavy fogs from mid- lOctober till March, interfering with the operations '.the air force on which iltler mainly depends for nilitary effectiveness. . ' Jf this view is dependable, it gives Britain and ,rance more than six Iflribnths yet to catch up in '; defensive preparations. And by that time they lay be so much stronger hat Hitler and Mussolini not dare attack them. much smaller place than it used to be, and wars spread rapidly and far. People, too, have become more race-conscious, also more insistent on their own ways of life and thought. Even their ''ideologies" become sacred, and must be defended. It is therefore natural and right that the freer nations, still cherishing their ancient faith of public and private liberty and dignity of individual life, should cling together and support each other. Americans are powerfully inclined to do this, with regard to democracies large and small, when dictators threaten to spread their leagued tyrannies over, all the world. We naturally support France, with her free culture and proved loyalty to democratic life and government. And we naturally support England, which is our mother-land more than any other country, with strong ties of blood, culture and institutions. It should be thoroughly understood, however, that Americans are determined to fight no more foreign wars. All that Britain and A group of oldsters in a small town in the East are organizing a cracker barrel forum minus the crackers. They have set the minimum age limit for their members at 65, the age at which some modern thinkers and customs would require them to retire as past their usefulness. Their plan is to gather together in a local store and discuss all problems that interest them—politics, crops, economics, business or anything else that occurs to them. This particular plan is only one of several signs that public affairs are again to the fore in the thinking and talking of Americans. Public lectures on any current topic from foreign affairs to local matters are well patronized. No doubt there is a good deal of unintelligent talk in all this, and some unnecessary emotion. Even so, the trend is good. Complete lack of discussion, of public affairs usually indicates indifference to them. Arguing about them, raising doubts and questions, proposing answers, and so on, are part of the democratic process. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GAMEWELL TUESDAYAFTERNOON Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie I. Gamewell, aged 70 years, who died at the Corslcana' Hospital and Clinic, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was made in Oakwobd cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gordon Maclnnes, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Prior to moving to Corslcana four years ago, the family had resided at Streetman for 25 years. Surviving are her husband, 'T. M. Gamewell, Corslcana; three sons, W. I. Gamewell, Dallas. L. R. Gamewell, San Benlto, and Tom M Gamewell, San Angelo; three daughters, Mrs. Maude Gamewell Burleson, Corslcana; Mrs. T. M. Burleson, Rio Hondo and Mrs. Tate Llndsey, Corslcana- fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and other, relatives. Pallbearers were Ralph Stell, Ted Red, T. C. Orr, C. J. Knox, John McAdams and H. G. Grlbble. Winners In Baby Show Contests Were Crowned at Pageant With elaborate pageantry, the Pythian Sisters Baby Show was brought to a colorful close Friday when coronation ceremonies Player— Coca-Cola T. fg ft pf tp a McNeil 11 1 2 23 Denbow 1 1 0 Becciie 0 0 0 Knight 1 0 2 Collins 1 0 Robinson 0 0 G. Batton 0 0 Frost 0 0 2 0 Doolen 0 0 0 0 Mary Virginia Murphy Weds James B. Cheek On Saturday Evening ENNIS, Feb. 21.—A marriage of Interest took place Saturday even- Ing In Corslcana when Miss Mary Virginia (Pat) Murphy, daughter of Joseph E. Murphy, became the bride of James Bruce Cheek, son of Mrs. Llnnle Cheek, 3906 Browser, Dallas. Mrs. Cheek is a graduate of SMU, where she was a PI Beta Phi, For the last several years she has been the secretary of Elliott Roosevelt qf^ Fort Worth. Lnpt Something? Try a Dally Pun Want Ad Z. T. WOMACK DIEO STREETMAN MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY STREETMAN, Feb. 21.—(SpU— Funeral services for Z. T. Womack, 83, longtime resident of this community, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from • the First Baptist church with Interment In St Elmo cemetery. The deceased had made his home a portion of the time during the past twelve years' In Fort Worth whore he was on active member of the First Baptist church. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.. H. D. Gilbert in Strcetman about 10 a m. Manday. Surviving are six children: Mrs.. Dave Clark of Wlnkler, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Fred Marberry, of Fort Worth; Mrs. T. H. Weidon of Cleburne; and C M. Womack of Kansas City, Mo. SETTING CRIMINAL DOCKET OF DISTRICT COURT MARCH TERM Following Is the setting of criminal docket In district court of Navarro County, Texas, Monday, March 6, 1939, and Monday, March 13, 1939. Monday, March 0, 1039 16390—Grover C. Hall, murder. 16400—E. W. Hagler, driving an automobile while Intoxicated. 16398—Floyd Golns—Driving an automobile while intoxicated. Monday, March 13, 1939 16343—Louis Territo, receiving and concealing stolen property. 16399—Talmer Jones, conspiracy to commit burning Insured personal property. 16395^-Alfred W. Leopard, driving an automobile while Intoxicated, i CHARLES T. BANISTER, * Criminal District Attorney.. WAYNE L. HOWELL, JDlstrlct Judge. Sell It Quick Through JTVant Ada Totals Bynum. .14 2 12 . SO ANTARCTIC REAL ESTATE Postoffice Boys Keep Right Up to Now Letter Shows AUSTIN, Feb. h e her free neighbors may properly expect on our part is peaceful co-operation. e funniest Germany thing in is Herr "minister of en- telling stage idians what is funny KH* '"" isn't. political squab Washington is less Senator Lundeen of Minnesota reveals that he is the fellow who said "our frontier is on the Rhine." Thousands of Americans have said it. But we're going to take our stand next time 8,000 miles this side of the frontier. Americans are naturally interested by Lincoln Ellsworth's discoveries in Antarctica, but mainly as adventure and scientific exploration. Whether Mr. Ellsworth wants to claim 80,000 square miles or 430,000, or none at all, matters very little to most of us. And we stubbornly refuse to get excited_ about reports of Australian objections to the alleged claims. If the Australians want to go there for ice, which' would be useful if they could get it back home, that is all right with us. We have plenty of ice. As a matter of hard, cold fact, the Antarctic Continent is not a good prospect for colonization or exploitation. That is why the world has ignored it. It is far away, and much colder than the Arctic. If we A bill has been introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature to prohibit night deliveries of milk. The idea is to give people a chance to sleep. But why not prescribe 'silent delivery trucks and gum shoes? want to mine ice, we can do it more conveniently in Greenland or Alaska. There are doubtless minerals in Antarctica, but we are not counting on them. And anyway, we don't want any quarrel with Australia. postofflce boys apparently keep right up with things. Molly O'Danlel, 17-year-old daughter of Governor W. Lee O'Danlel, today received an unusual letter which proves It. From Fort Wayne, Ind., the en velope had for address a two- inch-square picture of Molly, and smaller pictures of the Texas capitol dome and a "lone star,'' all apparently cut out of a magazine. In the envelope was a sheet of yellow notepaper on which was scribbled: "I am sending you this letter Miss Mollle, to see If Mr. Farley's boys know you. If I get the postal enclosed from" you, I wll know they do. "You may say anything on the postal you want 'to, or not." The note was signed "B. G. C." Also enclosed was a postal card addressed to B. G. C. (201 4th Street) Fort Wayne. B. G. C. will get the postal card in a day or so, a secretary to the governor indicated FORMER RESIDENT OE ENNIS DIED IN TYLERJW MONDAY ENNIS, Feb. 22.— Funeral services for Mrs.. Jphn S. Cheek, aged B7 years, formerly of Bnnls who died Monday In Tyler, .were held here Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. R. M. Mayor, Tyler; Mrs. F, L. Rleves, Ennls, and Mrs. R. C. Copeland, Tyler; five sons, J. W. Cheek, Terrell; J. B. Cheek, Corslcana; H. L. and J. V. Cheek, both of urn, before a large audience of proud parents and admiring friends. The center of attention, the young kings and queens, were seated on tiny decorated thrones and Invested in royal robes of white satin and gilt crowns befitting their stations. Color was added to the stage by the presence of princesses and the honor court of little attendants. Winners In each of the three royalty divisions, the Infant, junior and senior, were presented with loving cups while smaller cups were presented to all the other children. Cups were also awarded to the winner in the red-head competition and to the most Identical twins. Miss and Master Corslcana were selected from the group of Blue Gibbon beauty show winners, which were Mary Louise Jeffcrs and Alma Marshall Bond. The victorllus kings and queens were elected by points which they received in the health and beauty contests, and popularity votes. Coronation ceremonies for the three sets of rulers and the crowning of the city king and queen, were interspersed with dance numbers presented by pw- plls of Miss Linda Sims' School of Dance and Speech. A list of winners: City King: James Dillon Wilson, 4 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred T. Wilson, Rt 1; City Queen: Mary Ann Roberts, 16 mos. daughter of Mr. and Mrs, H. L. Roberts, 1012 West Third avenue Infant King, W D. Pollan, 7 mos. son of MP. and Mrs. Horace Pollan, Rice, Tex.; Infant Queen, Martha Louise Call, 9 mos daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Call, 712 North 23rd. Infant Prince, Jackie Wayne Elrod, 7 mos. son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Elrod, Rt 1; Infant Princess, Barbara Diane Roberts, 9 mos. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. -T. E. Roberts, 2000 West Second. 1 3 0 1 Lewis !.;.......-.. 3 1 1 Agen 0 0 0 Palmer .-.. .0 Mlllard 0 Curtis 0 .3 McComls Smith 0 J. Lewis 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 Totals .6 2 11 14 DR. O. L. SMITH DENTIST Office 70 - Phones - Res. 3f9 Office Over McDonald Drug Co. No. 2. THINK OF THE Navarro PTA Met In Regular Session Thursday Afternoon The Navarro PTA met in its regular business meeting Thrus- day afternoon at 3:15. Mrs. C. C. Collins opened the meeting with the reading of the state president's message. The special program topic "Story Books, Magazines, Newspapers," was, discussed by Mrs. Deb Montgomery. Mrs. G. C. Goodln, our district vice president, reported on the district board meeting held in the New London school. Everyune Is cordially invited to attend the special program to be presented Wednesday evening at 7:30 in the school auditorium. This special program is being sponsored by Mrs. B. F. Matthews and Miss Mary Baccull. It Is observing the many birth- lays in February, Including the ilrthray of the National Congress f Parents and Teachers. There has been lots of time and ffort spent on this program, so et's all go and .enjoy it. Monthly Study Course. The Navarro PTA met "Feb. 18 n the school auditorium for the monthly study course. "Whose Quarrels Are These?" was the sub- ect discusser It Is the sixth of he series, "The Family In a Democracy" being studied by a nub- ber of the PTA members.—Pub- Iclty Chairman. Junior King: Aimer Marshall Bonds, 14 mos. son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Bonds, Rt. 4; Junior Queen: Barbara Ann Browning, 15 mos daughter of Mr. and ilrs. R. E.' Browning, Jr., 808 iouth 17th street; Junior Prince, 'ravis Miles Coe, 20 mos., son of Ir. and Mrs. Basil Coe, 208 South 20th street; Junior Princess, Mary Frances Montgomery, 3 mos. daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Montgomery, Navarro. Senior King; Billy Slate, 4 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Slate; Senior Queen; .Helen La- Anyway, "purging" 'in Washington is done merely with pen or microphone, The job of our capitalist system, if it means to continue, is to make jobs. Democracies do waste a Ibt of time and effort; " the r?» .and s,tate,sinen dictate Ittt of time and e fllftteri tcrtb,e,ij? secretaries, < ' -Jng- i&enwlves. Tyler, and J F. Cheek, Blossom: a brother, J. C. Cummlngs, Chatfield; a sister, Mrs. F. L. Smith, Mllford; a nephew, W. 8 Cummlngs, Ennls, whom" she reared, and other relatives. Earl Newton Makes Good College Grades Earl Newton ot Corslcana, eol lege student > enrolled at Schreln er institute, Kerrvllle, was among the students ot the school -on the honorable mention' list for superior grades tor the firs semester, a oommunloatlon s from Verne Hutson, 4 years old, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. A. B Uutson, Rt. 2; Senior Prince Vernon Tyus, Jr., 2 1-2 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Tyus, Route 4; Senior Princess Mary Carolyn Pearson, 3 1-S years old' daughter of Mr. anc Mrs, C. B, Pearson, Route 2, Honorable Mentions: Lyda Qayle Fortson, Mickey Jo Wylle, Lorna Lee Territo, Charles Johnson, David Vaughan, Billy Deaton, Mary Louise Jeffers, Nancy Blackmon Billy Nell Richardson, Sandra Me Carver, Rita Jane Pitts, Sidney Miles, BUI Brown, Kenneth Dluk son, George Leonard, Peggy Sue Logan, Lee Ora Rumbelow, Join Tipping, Helen Clement, Shirley Mogarlty. Blue Ribbon Beauty Winners Linda Fanln, Martha Louisa CaV Mary Louise Jeffers, Mary Ann Robouts, Lee Ora Rumbelow Phyllis Richardson, Mary Carolyn Pearson, Barbara D, Bcklemin, Jamie Lynn'Dunlap, Aimer Marshall Bond, George Leonard, Bobby Qayle Boaz and Billy Slate. Redhead -winner, Wanda Anette Clark. Most Identical twins, Clemmle Joan ' and Clare Jetone Tipping, Married at Court .House Delbert" Albert Willtrout and Willie Dean Poole were married at the court house Monday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Judge A. E. Footer. Making your own will Is like walking a tight rope — you can't correct you: mistakes. A little slip of form, wording or construction and the whole will may be useless — or worse, for H might cause unforeseen hardship to your family. Don't fake this risk. First Investigate our trust services, then have your lawyer draw your will. The — First National Bank Conlcana, Texas •THE OLD BELIABLE, SINCE 1868* United States Government Depository TRINIDAD MERCHANT, OB MELEAR, WILL BE BURIEDJ KERENS Bob Melear, about 75, former Navarro county resident, Trinidad merchant, died at Trinidad at an early hour Tuesday morning, relatives here were advised. Funeral rites .will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the R. H. Daniel residence In Kerens with interment In the Kerens cemetery. Surviving are his wife of Trinidad; a son, Dick Melear, Trinidad, and three daughters, Misses Mabel and Lucy Melear and-a married daughter, all of Lufkln. Mr Melear is an uncle of Harold Melear of Corslcana and an unola by marriage of R S. Daniel, chief deputy tax assessor and collector of Navarro county. Sun Want Ads Bring Results. 666 Liquid-Tablets Salve • Nose Drops SALVE relieve* COLDS -• price lOc & 25c WE WANT CHICKENS, EGGS AND SOtJR CREAM. ' Give V* a Trial. O. I* MoMANTJS ' 2W East BWJi • ••-, \' i "" raising be given special . ' ' i ' Mention by us. W STATE NA-OANAL BANK

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