Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on March 7, 1939 · Page 2
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Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas · Page 2

Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, March 7, 1939
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"-H TWO THE CORSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1989. CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY IN HOUSTON_SATURDAY RITES FOR MRS. JANIE CHILDRESS HELD HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON Mra. Janle Chlldross, of Corsicana, aged 74 years, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mra. W. W. Wadloy, In Houston, Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Presbyterian church. Interment was made In Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev, W. R. Hall, pastor of the church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wadley, Houston; Mrs. W. O. Woods, Fort Worth, and Mrs. F. C. Paul, Corsicana; five grandchildren and other relatives. Pallbearers were Allen Edens, Joe Ferguson, A. F. Mitchell, J. H. Sullivan, Dr. Dan B. Hamlll and Murphy Williams. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements. Personal Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Hill and two daughters of Fort Worth spent Sunday with relatives here. Mrs. Hill Is the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Pat Geraughty. Thousands Relieve Discomforts of ELECTROCUTION (Continued From Page One), ed at Warden W. W. Wald, and asked: "Was that all I could gay." Wald did not answer and preparations for the electrocution were oompleted. When he granted the 30-day stay Gov. O'Daniel said he was doing so In order that Williams might "suffer this dreadful punishment, certain death staring him in the face day and night" for 30 days more. The proclamation brought a storm of criticism which O'Daniel answered In a radio broadcast, laying he had made the statement o arouse public opinion against capital punishment, and that the case of Williams might be the motivation of a movement to do away with the death penalty. He ater asked the legislature to abol- sh capital punishment. listened to Broadcast. As Williams' hope of life faded yesterday he listened to the governor's regular Sabbath broadcast n which his case was not men- loned. 'He didn't give me any hope," said Williams, "the governor just lad his Hll-Blly Band play a song that went something like this: 'Rescue the perishing, care for the dying'"—the negro half sang, half mumbled, words of the hymn. "I reckon the governor had me In mind when he had them play that song but he didn't Bay, except that he was going to church to hear a sermon on capital punishment. Wonder what tho preacher said?" Williams mused. Then as midnight grew nearer he said he wanted to thank the governor for the two stays he had boon given. He confessed slaying E. C. Atwood, aged Dallas dairyman, after his arrest In 1938. Another Cose Due Soon. AUSTIN, March 6.— (/Pi— Governor W. Lee O'Daniel will have an opportunity to pass upon the second death penalty of his administration within a few days. Harvey T. Nealy, Dallas negro ax killer, will face the electric chair a few minutes after midnight Thursday If the governor or tho board of pardons and paroles does not Interfere. Bruce W. Bryant, chairman, »ald the board would report on the Nealy case Wednesday or Thursday. FIRE DEPARTMENT KEPT BUSY BY TRIO SUCCESSIVE ALARMS Three alarms In slightly more than an hour gave members of the fire department a strenuous workout Monday morning and resulted In loos estimated at approximately $600. An oil stove explosion resulted In the destruction of the home of Fannie Nealy, colored, at 1409 East Fifth avenue about 10:45 a. m. with loss estimated at $600. About the same time the firemen returned to the station, another alarm was received from 121B Collln street whore -about $10 damage resulted to a roof from an overheated flue, At noon the third call was received from ' 608 South Thirty- first where a roof blaze resulted In. damage to the residence of Ernest Miller estimated at $25. SUPREME COURT (Continued From Page One) sometimes prevent the speedy action which is thought desirable, they also assure in the long run a more deliberate judgment. In that court fight, some of the advocates of the presidential bill argued that the court should be remodeled because that would be a quicker way of attaining new deal goals than would be recourse to a constitutional amendment. The senate finally killed the proposal. Nothing has been heard about the court remodeling plan, directly, In a long time. Mr. Roosevelt and his supporters contended their objective was won even though the bill Itself lost. More Baby Chicks Are Fed Red Chain Chick Starter every year. It elves better results. Distributed By MoCOLFIN GRAIN COMPANY Telephone 470. More Baby Chicks Are Fed Red Chain Chick Starter every year. It elves better results. Distributed By McCOLPIN GRAIN COMPANY Telephone 470. WOODWARD (Continued From Page One) Immediately after Hunter was chosen, these senators criticized tho governor on the senate floor as a "hypocrite," a "political liar," a '"Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde" and a demagogue. Tho governor, In making the appointment, had said In effect that Dallas (Collins 1 home) was In East Texas, according to the only map of the state sections he could find, and since the senate apparenty had not wanted a man from East Texas he would try a West Texan. West Texas senators applauded the nomination of Hunter, but last week Hunter said he didn't want the job without wholehearted support of governor and senate. Many names have been mentioned for the highway commls- slonership but Governor O'Daniel, as on all his important appointments, has kept close counsel. His office has been deluged with tele- gams and letters endorsing various persons. Names heard frequently Include those or Jake Tirey of Waco, Pat Mayse of Paris, Oscar Burton of Tyler, former Lieutenant Walter F. Woodul of Houston and former Governor R. S. Sterling, also a former chairman of the highway commission. Referred to Committee. The messages from the governor were referred to the commltee on governor's nominations without comment, This was the regular meetlnjr day for tho committee, but the chairman, Senator Allan Shivers of Port Arthur, was out of town, and the vice chairman, Senator Jesse Martin of Fort Worth, said he would not call a meeting in the absence of Shivers. Also pending In the committee was request of the chief justice of tho supreme court to withdraw appointment of Stanhope Henry as a member of the state board of pardons and paroles and substitution of the name of Adam R. Johnson of Austin. Reaction In the senate to the appontment of Woodward was very favorable. Senator Clint Small of Amarillo -said he thought there was no question Woodward would be confirmed, and Senator Nelson indicated similar opinion. "I don't know of any opposl- nti " TtTnl«l/\n onlrl "f"<A»f a Inll^ FORMER CORSIGM RESIDENT DIED IN DALLAS J SUNDAY Mrs. W. H. Hestllow, age 60 years, died in Dallas Sunday and funeral services were held at Hamilton cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30. Mrs. Hestllow was a former resident of Corsicana but for the past 10 years had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Sidney F. Wade, in Dallas. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Wade, Dallas; Miss Kitty Hestllow, teacher In the Robert IS. Lee school here; Mrs, Walter Bailey, Toronto, Canada; a son, Maryland Hestllow, Katy, and other relatives. Sutherland - McCammon had charge of the funeral arrangements. DEFENSE (Continued From Page One) land, Palmyra Island and Guam In what Leahy called tha mid-Pacific area; Kodlak- and Sitka in the Alaskan area; San Juan, Puerto Rico In the Cribbean area; and Jacksonville, Fla., and Pensacola In the Continental United States. The house recently passed a similar $47,000,000 alrbase bll, eliminating fro mlt authority for the Guam development and for a naval alrbase at Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Chairman Scrugham (R-Nev) of the house naval ap- Methodist Young People Hear Bishop Ivan Lee Holt .YOUTHS' RALLY—FIRST METHODIST CHURCH Corsicana WEDNESDAY NIGHT, 7:30 O'CLOCK Music by the Methodist Choir Ages 12 to 23 and All Young Peoples Workers Invited. One of the Phases of the Youths' *Crusade ftlOU needn't worry... if you're «-^ weulng the new Vitality shoes ' for Spring, you're right! Right, from »standpoint of fashion, for these are authentic In desIgnJ Right In fit. Right in comfort! And the exquisite workmanship; In these moderately priced shoes wilt 'delight and.amaze you! Come see the new Vitality* today. Trud.l Rita /6Y* (ABOVE) Novel twiit arid Ucing effect! Open toe and phtnk. Dramatize your foot with thi» fascinating pump. Side gore. CktltllHt (BELOW tEPT) Ingenious contrast of plain and punched arm, . ••' Catty (BELOW RIGHT) Apttrlcltn jtep-in, high of Instep with smart embroidered eyelets, Chrittlnt Certy AAAAAtoEEE 8Uw3loll Wtar, »5 Big 4 Shoe Stttre Co. .Ion," Nelson said, .here won't be any from me." Colnman County Native. Woodward was born and reared n Coleman county. County attor- ley of FColeman county two terms -ic served In the senate from 1925 to 1935. He was vice chairman of the Texas delegation to the Democratic national conven- ton In 1932 at Chicago and cast the Texas vote for Roosevelt after John N. Garner's name was withdrawn. He was president of the Texas p- propriations subcommittee said his roup would begin hearings March IS or 14 on the 1939-40 navy department supply bill. Speedy Passage of Defense Bill Sought WASHINGTON, Mar. 6.— (flV- Seeking speedy enactment of a unified national defense program, congressional leaders endeavored today to steer four army and navy expansion bills clear of further controversies. In the senate, where an argument over foreign policy delayed it last week, the $358,000,000 army expansion measure was approach- Ing a vote. First, however, members had to decided whether to accept a committee proposal to fix the limit of air corps strength at 6,000 planes Instead of the 8,500 approved by the house. Chairman Walsh (D-Mass) of the senate naval committee plotted a course, meanwhile, which he hoped would win quick senate approval of the $85,000,000 naval air base bill. If necessary, Walsh said, senate City Officers Take Possession Auto and Liquor City officers took possession of an automobile containing seven cases of corn liquor early Saturday night after the vehicle had been reported involved in two accidents and the driver had fled. Officers received a call that the car had struck the parked automobile of Billy Patrick on South Seventh street but the driver had left the scene; a short time later the car figured in a collision with the automobile of Sydney Miller on South Ninth street, and this time the driver was reported to have left his car and cargo and fled on foot. Federal authorities at Dallas were notified and city officers were informed government agents would take possession of the car and the liquor Monday. City officers are seeking the driver of the car. Automobile And House Figure In Hiway Accident A house and an automlblle figured In an accident on Highway 75 at Rice about 3:45 Sunday morning but no one was Injured. State Highway Patrolman M. R. Reid Investigated the accident. The driver of the car, an En- nls resident, reported to^the patrolman that he had been blinded by the lights of an approaching car and the result was that he struck the front porch of the residence near the road. The porch and adjoining portion of the house was damaged, and considerable harm resulted to the automobile. SUICIDE NOTE (Continued From Page One) turned against me too, I lost all reasoning, and nothing but a terrible nightmare followed." Haselteen was home only by chance, having returning early from school, where she became 111. The letter, which was addressed In the form of an open letter, qontlnued: "You have classed me as a brutal killer. If what you saw In the papers Is what actually happened, perhaps I am. Yet there are extenuating circumstances that could be taken Into consideration." Officers found two notes, one addressed to Purkhlser's wife, Mrs. Sue Purkhlser. It was the other one which waa made public. Detective Chief Charles Ryan of Oklahoma City, who arrived GANDHI (Continued Prom Page One) the nationalist leader's demands that the people of Rajkot be given a greater voice In the government. Gnndhi'8 wife, Kasturlbhal, wa« once again In Rajkot's jail with others arrested for participation In a civil disobedience campaign after Gandhi rejected the Tha- kore Sahob's offer of her freedom. last night from Topeka, said , Purkhlser onco had been' asaocW lated with tho Scharbors and re-\ cently had tried to borrow money from them. Dr. John Roddy, city physician, said Haselteen had been killed by 22 blows on the head and that a cord knotted about her neck . had not contributed to her death. ' He said the girl had not been raped. now la a member of the house of Bar Association _ in 1 1836-37 and leaders would accept without fur" " " "- " -••-- ~ • t ner controversy a house demand that a $5,000,000 item for improving Guam harbor facilities be delegates of Association, the American Bar One senator voiced the opinion Governor O'Daniel's next appointment to the highway commission would be from the "border line" among the sections, possibly from Houston, Waco or Paris. Hospital Treated Total Sixty-seven Patients February A total of 67 patients were admitted at the P. and S. Hospital during the month of February, according to the report made at the regular meeting of the Navarro county hospital board Sunday afternoon. Twenty-two of the patients were charity. Total collections amounted to $1,380.60. Charity work done by the hospital amounted to $518.60 and that done by doctors amounted to $1,050. Expenses totalled $1,793.20, making a deficit of_ $413.20. Sweaters Awarded • Jackson High Bears Monday Afternoon Sweaters were awarded to the members of the 1038 Jackson High School Colored football squad at special exercises hold Monday afternoon. Members of the board of education, W. H. Norwood, superintendent of city schools; O. P. Douglas, principal of Corslcana high school; John A, Fierce, head football coach of Corsicana high, and others were present Monday afternoon when the awards were given. I ' ' l -"—«^^^^—•— J •• I Flower Mart The florist that will serve you with courtesy. Fresh cut flowers used In all designs, funeral work, baskets, bouquets, pot plants and seed, Try us. Office Across from T. P. & L. Co. Day Phone 418. Night Phone 707 or 85 After 0:80. Announcement We wish to announce that 0. A. (Ernest) McBrlde Is now connected with us. He Invites all his friends and patrons to come by. HEROD RADIATOR AND ELECTRICAL Fourth and Alain eliminated. In another senate committee room, an appropriations sub-committee took up the house-approved $409,857,000 army supply bill. Tro measure, annual war department appropriation bill, Includes funds for construction of 784 warplanes. At President Roosevelt's request, the house • appropriations committee prepared- to consider a supplemental appropriation of $110,000,000 for supplying the ar- by with such equipment as gas masks, tanks, guns and automatic rifles. Sick and Convalescent. Oscie Renfrew, deputy constable, was reported at his home with an attack of chicken pox. M. A. Wilkea of Dawson was a medical patient at the P. and S. Hospital Monday. Mrs. Elizabeth Forsythe underwent an appendectomy at the P. and S. Hospital Monday. Blair. Subject of Sketch In March Texas Outlook A photograph and a, brief biographical sketch of Dr J .C. 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