Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on March 3, 1939 · Page 3
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Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, March 3, 1939
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THE COBSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1989. irBREB L COMMISSIONERS IN ~ SESSION WEDNESDAY) GEORGEPRESIDES OFFICERS' BONDS APPROVED AND OTHER MATTERS WERE PASSED UPON Approval of several officers' ^ bonds, appointment of levee super• visors, allowing of a deputation for additional help In the county clerk's office and other matters featured the regular meeting of the Navarro county commissioners court Wednesday morn> Ing. Tho court was In session Wednesday afternoon. Paul H. Miller, county Judge, was In Austin with city officials at a hearing with reference to proposed additional truck permits on certain highways In Texas, Included in which la Highway 75. Joo N. George of Blooming Grove, commissioner, was elected county judge pro-torn and presided. All commissioners were present. J. T. Beall and Georgo Norrls were re-appointed as supbrvls- ors In Navarro County Levee Improvement District No. 3 and O. i Hammond was appointed to succeed C. E. Eaton, resigned. Bonds approved Included James B. Tyner, constable, precinct 3, Kerens; Wm. M. Elliott, county surveyor; T. A. Crowley, justice of the peace, precinct 3, Kerens; W. L. Beauchamp, constable, precinct 7, Eureka; C. A. Haywood, justice of tho peace, Precinct 7, Eureka. All of the bonds were for $1,000. Deputy County Clerk. Lyda Reed, county clerk, stated that filings were still heavy in her office and additional help was still needed. Ellen Thornton of Kerens was named as special recording deputy for tho month of March at a salary of $80. Mlas Hardlson, special deputy during Jiljebruary, has secured a perman- ?cnt job, It was stated. Mrs. Robinson from the relief office said that a stenographer was needed If a new case worker was not available, a telephone Is needed and more appropriation for stamps. Tho typewriter needs overhauling, etc. Action was deferred until the . return of Judge before Trade Wind Stars LEGALITY VOTING MACHINES ARGUED IN SUPREME COURT AUSTIN, March 1.—(ff)—Arguments on the legality of voting machines were heard by the su- premo court today In a case arls- ! ing from an election contest In Gladewater. The voting machine Issue was thrust Into the case by a ruling of the Texarkana court of civil UW Frederic March and Joan Bennett In a scene from "Trade Winds," a United Artists picture opening at 11:30 Saturday night at the Palace. OLD JOPPA, NOW JAFFA, STILL RUNS TRUE TO ANCIENT FORM* Present Day Glimpse of Palestine City Where Fisherman Peter Had Vision of Tolerance— Light From Bible on World's Largest Present Issue. By WELLIAM T. ELLIS On the front page of every day's newspaper we read reports of one phase or another of tho oTTrou'rldT'the hideous Issue that threatens to - 0 ",.. g ^? u ".. s _J._ dlsruot our world. Racial nrelu- Miller. A delegation appeared the court with reference to needed repairs on the Chambers creek bridge several miles north of Emhouse. The bridge has been condemned, It was stated, and fear was expressed by several of the i Fast Way To Ease Misery of COLDS IS WITH GENUINE BAYER ASPIRIN NAVARRO COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL MEETJT MILDRED The Navarro county girls' Interscholastic league basketball tournament will bo held In the Mildred school gymnasium starting Friday, it was announced Wednesday, by B. A. Jeffries. The first game between Rice and Powell starts at 4:30 Friday afternoon. Other pairings In the first round Include Plckett vs. McCord at B:30; Barry vs. Dawson at 7; State Home vs. Mildred at 8; Rlchland vs. Navarro at 9; Frost vs. the winner of the Rice- Powell game at 10 o'clock Saturday morning; Blooming Grove vs. Pettys Chapel at 11; Long Prairie vs. the winner of the Plckett-Mc- Cord game at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon; Emhouso vs. Union High at 3, and Emmett vs. Kerens at 4. The remainder of the first round games will run through 9 o'clock Saturday night. Semi-finals will start Monday night at 7:30 and the finals Tuesday night at 7:30. All games will be played In the^ Mild red gym. Bolivia Missionary Be Heard at Mildred Rev. Swlenberg, native of Australia, now living in Bolivia, South America, will bo at Mildred Baptist church Friday night at 7:30, March 10, with a talk, and answer questions on his missionary work in Ballvia. His lecture will be Illustrated with pictures. Everyone Invited, admission free. ballot tickets should be numbered as provided In the constitution. Dallas county, which faces the loss of $180,000 Invested In voting machines, entered a voluminous brief as "a friend of the court" upholding the constitutionality of the machines. J. V. Leak of Longvlew, attorney for A. J. Wood, candidate for mayor In Gladewater, Informed the court he understood many other states had held the machines legal but he was not primarily concerned with their validity. The petition for a writ of error filed by Wood's attorneys, which seeks to reverse decisions of the trial and appellate courts favoring Wood's opponent, Claude Lee, shows the original cause for contest was a mayorallty election In Gladewater on April B last year. Wood apparently won the election with a majority of 52 out of 1,690 votes cost, Lee contested the election on the basis 199 of 208 absentee votes cast were void and when they were not counted, he had won the election. Lee claimed the votes were void on ground the voters were present on election day and could have attended the polls. The law, Lee claimed, provided that 'absentee votes could be cast only if the voter actually was absent. District Judge C. E. McGraw at Longvlew decided In favor of Lee and the court of civil appeals affirmed the ruling. The supreme court granted the application for a writ of error on "the importance of questions Involved." Leak Informed the court the appellate court held the absentee voting statute Invalid and all votes so cast Illegal. delegation that unless repairs were made soon, the big overflows may sweep the bridge away. Slight-Fire Damage From Two Alarms Two small fires In Corslcana Tuesday resulted In runs for the fire department and only slight damage. The first alarm was received at 11:55 a. m. from a residence in the 300 block on West Sixth avenue where a roof had been Ignited by flying sparks. Damage was estimated at $15. The second was occasioned by an automobile fire In tho 700 block on West Second avenue about 7:30 p. m. and only slight damage resulted. Accept 1 ! Position Here. Curtis Mooro has recently accepted a position with the Beaton Motor Company. Mr. Moore was a former resident of Trinidad but ho and his wife have moved here to make their home. disrupt our world. Racial preju dice, religious prejudice, prejudice, national prejudice, has become the subject overmastering all others. Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and Japan lead in this campaign of hate. All over the earth, anti-Semitism raising its ugly head. Insidious class war permeates human society. In the United States, the negro question grows dally more ominous. In Canada the French versus British misunderstanding looms even learger and larger. Lesser antagonisms by the score disturb our peace. Dark Is the scene spread before tho eyes of everybody with lovo and tolerance In his heart. It Is easy to amplify the picture; but" there Is no need. What the present times require, first of all, Is a realization of tho existence and significance of this spirit of prejudice. Its roots strike deep Into human emotions, and Its fruits are bitterness and war. Only such a supreme power as the Christian religion, which affects the springs of human life, can arrest and transform this mallganant mood. That s why councils of churchmen, nd the Pope, and wise editors nd teachers are putting forth irgent pleas that the iron of rejudlce be dissolved in the ires of tho Christian spirit Clv- Izatlon Is, in danger of death rom the disease of hate. Old Joppa, New Jaffa A pertinent symbol of this light, and Its cure, is the old, ild Palestinian city of Joppa, now :alled Jaffa, which Is separated iy an imaginary line from the lew all-Jewish wonder city of Tel-Aviv. It was here, In the tory which Is our Lesson, that Fisherman Peter learned the hard csson of tolerance. Today, Jaffa Is filled with Jew- hating Arabs. Frequent deadly lots and bombings l.ave occurred. When I drove Into Tel-Aviv with of another nation; and yet unto me hath God showed that I should not call any man common or unclean; wherefore also I camo without gainsaying, when I was sent for, I ask therefore with what intent ye sent for Sun Want Ads Bring Results. F'Teacher and 2 Boys Hurt 2jn Auto and Truck Crash! ,~ r t» Hurt M Truck a-s^s !§ M r/ll/nn . . — *» •»«» tnik. m You Must Decide WHAT PRICE HUMAN LIFE ... HPRUCKING Interests demand legislative •nlhorlty to increase the existing truck load limit en JL Texas highways, arrogantly Ignoring the fact that highway hazards to life and limb grow greater year br year. On the highways of Texas In 1937, the last year for which authentic figures are •reliable, 670 persons . . . . men, women and children . . . lost their lives In accidents in which tracks were involved . . . and 3,360 others were injured • • • many of them . permanently disabled. In the past six yesrs . . • . 1932 to 1937, Inclusive . • . . the number of persons billed annually in track accidents increased from 241 to 670 .... and those injured from 887 lo 3,360. These indisputable figures .... taken from actual accounts of truck acel. . dents published In Texas newspapers .... show that in the six-year period 2,936 persons lost their lives and 15,183 were injured in truck crashes on the highway* of our state. Tho number killed is greater than the population of Odessa, Gatesvlllc, Lampnsas, La Grange, Raymondvllle or a score of other thriving Texas cities .... while the number killed and injured exceeds the population of Sherman, Marshall, Corsicana or Paris, all ranking business centers of the slate. Analysis of official records of accidents In which trucks were Involved reveals • , farther vital fact. • .. that the heaviest and largest trucks, as a clan, operating over Texas highways in 1937, showed a death rate of four and one-half times that of all trucks, large •nd small, and almost seven times that for all motor vehicles, including trucks. . The combination of weight and size of motor vehicles Is thus definitely proved to be the controlling factor In fatal highway accidents .... the heavier the vehicle .... the harder it hits .... the more surely it kills or cripples. The statute* now In effect have governed truck operation* on Texas highway* since 1931 and the ever-growing toll of truck accidents, injuries and deaths, reflects only the Increasing Ingenuity of the operator* of overloaded trucks in evsding or openly defying the laws created to control them in the Interest of public safety. Large truck* use your highway* only by your permission expressed through your legislature. Texoi eillteni .and taxpayer! Jiace built and maintained Tavat highwayi. They are definitely entitled to the lafe tue of them and not to be driven from them by thoie uho teek to operate upon them for telflih gain. THE TEXAS RAILROADS RHk liliiul Ulii *, Cull lull ft litiriutllMl 4 drill Nirtkirs Kinui Oily SHrtlwa Lmliliiu, Arkinui fc Tu« Mluiwl-Kinu-Tiiu Mliiwl Piillll Linn finhindli *, tinti M ELM FLAT FARMER BURIED AT KERENS SUNDAY AFTERNOON Tho New Emancipation After hearing Cornelius' story, Peter enunciated the charter of religious liberty: "Of a truth I perceive that God Is no respecter of persons: but in every nation ho that feareth Him, and workcth righteousness, Is acceptable to Him." Destiny's doors swing on small hinges. This episode In the Ro- man'a home, linked with Peter's housetop vision, marked a part- Ing of the ways for tho Infant Christian church. Instead of pursuing the narrow road, and becoming merely a Jewish sect, Christianity stepped out on the wide highway which runs all around tho world and throughout all the ages. By the attestation of the mysterious and mighty Spirit, the Gospel was proved to be for Jew and Greek, Roman and barbarian. The first and mightiest blow waa struck agalnat all Intolerance—except Intolerance of evil. Thus from Joppa and Caesarea camo the Divine word for our day. SEVEN SENTENCE SERMONS This world will not be a good, place for any of us to live In until we have made It a good place for all of us to llvo In.— Theodore Roosevelt. Politeness la to goodness what words are to thoughts.—Poubert. • * * God gave His children memory. That in life's garden there might be June roses In December. —Rev. G. A. Studdert Kennedy. Our own Inetrests drive ua obviously to prayer; but It la love alone that leads to thanksgiving. F. W. Faber. • • * Whosoever shall confess me be- a Jaffa driver, he took off his foro melli h i m w lll I confess also ez, with the remark, "I do not before my Father which is In wish to be shot." And when, on heaven.-^Matthew 10:32. KERENS, March 1.—(Spl.)— Funeral services wero held at the First Baptist church Sunday at 2 p. m. for R. B. Hlxon, Elm Flat community farmer, who died In a Corsicnna hospital February 25, after a short illness. Deceased was a native of Tennessee, having been born In Dunlap, on March 1, 1872, coming to Texas and tho Kerens vicinity about 14 years ago, Mr. Hixon was preceded in death by his wife a number of years ago. Survivors nro two children, Kay Hlxon, of Irene and Raymond Hlxon of Chattanooga, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, two brothera, A. J. Hixon, of Abbott, and J. W. Hixon of Oklahoma City, Okla. Servlcca were In charge of Rev. I. O. Cheek, of Kerens Baptist church. Burial was In tho Kerens cemetery under tho Clrectlon of tho Stockton Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Joo Dick Washbunr, Chester Kyser, Wll- lard Mayo, August Hill, Hardy Mayo andTomMcCord. Wortham Study Club Elected Officers WORTHAM, Feb. 28.—(Spl.)— The Wortham Study club held Its regular meeting In the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Holton, with Mrs. Holton tho delightful hostesa Mra Dick Wlmberly presided over tho business program. Mrs. Gussle Weaver directed the program on parliamentary law. The following offlcera wero elected for the new club yeaer: President Mrs. Dick Wimborly; vlce- preaidents, Mra. T. B. Polndexter, Mrs. Gusslo Weaver, Mrs. John Tucker; recording-secretary, Mrs. Duard Moody; corresponding sec- cotary, Mrs. Morley Smith; treasurer, Mra. .TohnA, Freeman. Skeet Club Resumes Events Here Sunday Skeet shoots will bo resumed Sunday afternoon at the Coral- cana Gun Club headquarters northwest of Corslcana, according to an announcement. The shoot Sunday wlll bo tho first since last Fall. Everyone Invited to bo present. The shoot begins at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Little Kerens Girl Observed Birthday With Tea Party KERENS, March 1.—(Spl.)—In real grownup manner Mlas Linda Howe entertained with a tea party last Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, from 3:30 to 5, In celebration of her sixth birthday, A spring color scheme of yellow and white and green was ndhored to, both In liouse decoration and tabel appointment. The big white birthday cake with yellow embossing and candles, green ribbon streamers, to which were attached the cake favors, was the center of attraction on the dainty tea table; afterwards the cake was cut and served with Ice cream. Bright colored balloons and packages of mints were given as favors. A number of games wore directed by Mrs. K. W. Rome, mother of the honoroe, and Mils Marilyn Coates. Miss Jean Westbrook was successful In the pinning of the pig's tall contest, and was awarded a prize. Linda received lovely remembrances from the following llttlo girls, to whom Invitations wero Issued: Laurello File, Martha Clayton, Mary Frances Hoffer, Jean Westbrook, Shirley Ann Taylor, Lynette McClung, Diana Coates, Marilyn Coates and Suzanne Rows. •» Hospital Treatment. Eddlo Jean Watts and Pauline Bottoms have been returned from Galveston where they have been for treatment, It was reported by Mrs. H. Q. Brown, local representative of the Texas Society for Crippled Children. Dorothy Boyd and J. D. Qanze were taken to Freeman Clinic, Dallas, for treatment, Mrs. Brown stated. another occasion, I crossed the Ine Into Jaffa with a Jewish driver from Tel-Aviv, we cncoun- ered black looks and curses; It may have been the fact that I was a foreigner which kept us 'rom open violence. Hatred and 'ear are the normal conditions ;hat subsist between the two cities. Many Jews have been killed here by Arabs, and many Arabs have been killed by Jews. The whole Palestine problem Is rendered Insoluble by this spirit of mutual prejudice and antagonism. In Peter's day, the Issuo was >otn religious and racial, between Jews and Gentiles. Even as today, the proud Jews regarded the Gentiles with contempt. It :ook a vision from heaven to arouse Peter to a sense of the equality of all men before God. His Gospel was greater than he himself knew. The All-inclusive Church From this distance, in a time when every color and breed of I am glad to think I am not bound to make the world go. right; But only to discover and to do With cheerful heart the work that God appoints. —Jean Igelovr. « • » Let reverence for the law be breathed by every mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap; lot It be taught In schools, seminaries and colleges; lot It be written In primers, spelling books and almanacs; let It be preached from the pulpits and' proclaimed in legislative halls and enforced In courts of Justice.—Abraham Lincoln. Billie Dunton Weds J. D. Miller Last Friday In Dallas Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dunton an- nounce the marriage of their mankind ia to be found within daug hter, Billie Dunton, to Mr. tho Christian fellowship, It Is iT> D Miller, son of Mr. Henry difficult for us to understand the M1 n er ot Brady, Texas, the marriage having taken place in Dallas Friday, February 24. After a ten-day wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Miller will be at home In Waco, where Mr. Miller la traveling salesman for the Al- lls Chalmers Farm Implement Co. They will bo pleasantly located at 250 North Fifteenth Street. narrow views of the Apostolic church. The members were all Jews, even the first converts entered the church by the Jewish gate. The well-nigh Ineradicable belief of the first disciples was that Jesus had an exclusively Jewish mission to restore the Kingdom to Israel. They believed the Gospel was for the Jews. None of them could envisage a world-wide church, speaking all the tongues of mankind; or foresee that day when the Scriptures would be published in a thousand tongues. Peter, although a Galilean Jew, and so more liberal than the Ju- deans, still thought within Jewish limits. He was broad-minded enough to lodge with Simon the tanner, in Joppa, although Simon's trade was levltlcally unclean. And as one day he prayed on the rooftop—what wonders befall as we pray!—he had « thrice-repeated vision of a great sheet led down from heaven, containing all manner of llv- Inir creatures, some of them forbidden by the Mosaic law. He was summoned to rise and eat; but he protested that he had never eaten anything unclean, "What God hath cleansed, make not thou common," was the divine response. Clocks That Chime in Tune Unlike the timepieces In our homes, all of God's clocks chime In tune. What He Is doing hero accords with what He is doine there. Much that we call coincidence Is of Divine design. The same Spirit who had been preparing Peter in Joppa had also been preparing the Roman centurion, Cornelius, up In Caesarea. He, too, had been given a vision, bidding him send for Peter; and while the messengers were on the way, Peter experienced his vision. He was pondering In perplexity the meaning of his dream, -when the Roman's servants came knocking at the gate. So, counselled by the Spirit, Peter travelled up along the seacoast to Caesarea, accompanied by some Joppa friends. They found the centurion, with his kinsmen and near friends, awaiting them. Said Peter, "Ye yourselves know how It Is an unlawful thing for a man that Is a Jew to join himself or come unto one oooooooooooooo o ° o • The Sunday School Les- o o son for March 5 Is, "Pe- o o ter Preaches to Gentiles."— o o Acts 10:1-48. o o o oooooooooooooo Here's Quick Relief for RASPY COOS DUE TO COLDS rtniT—put a small lump of Vlcks VapoRub on your tongue and let it melt. The medication bathes the irritated membranes as It trickles down your throat—bringing comforting relief— where you want It—when you want It. THEN—melt a spoonful of VapoRub In a bowl of boiling water. Breathe In the vapors for a few minutes. As these vapors work their way down through the air-passages, they loosen phlegm and ease the cough. —CORSICANA— • Now Showing MICKEY ROON EY —In— "Huckleberry Finn" RETURNED BY DEMAND Walt Disney's "Ferdinand the Bull" —CORSICANA— • MIDNIGHT SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT 11:30 Sunday - Monday Tuesday HE wanted Her '"MURDER SHE wanted him: D UN LOP "World's Safest Tires." Liberal allowance on your old tires. Easy terms. Always call Dunlop before you buy. 333 N. Beaton • Fhone 602 During These Dreary Days —brighten your home or a friend's home or the graves of loved ones with these beautiful California and home grown blooms— ' Narcissus, Corn Flowers, Daffodils, Godelias, Sweet Peas, Freesias, Stock Burbank Daisies 25c to 85c Per Bunch Also Carnations, Delphiniums, Snapdragons, Lilies, Gladioli, Roses and Blooming Plants. —We Deliver— 620 North Uth Street Telephone 443 • Corslcana, Texas! Bargains Safeway 48 i $1.25 Itt Ib. . X >-n m. ft ^ DOXC.SJC P-Nut Butter Airway J5d wards COFFEE 2 Z9C COFFEE Ib. ZIC Meal 20 39c Pork & Beans " < : ^5c Pimentos M'mallows Bread Salad Dressing Osage 4 ox. can tb. cello bags ** —also— COLOR CARTOON LAWRENCE WELK & ORCH. Dry Salt Jowls MEATS Full Cream , Cheese Ib. Stew Meat Seven Steak Fish Ib. Ib. IOC Fresh ^ £^ Water Ib. IOC No. 2}$ cans) Puffs Ib. Peaches sr 2 Chocolate Silk Tissue 3 - lOc Fruits and Vegetables 1 Cabbage Green Solid Heads tb. 1C Carrots Lettuce Green ^^ Tops j£ I**". 4Sb "«• 5c IOC SAFE WAY PARAMOUNT NEWS

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