Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on March 7, 1939 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas · Page 4

Corsicana, Texas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 1939
Page 4
Start Free Trial

POUR THE CORSICANA SEMI-WEEKLY LIGHT, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1939. I'OBI.ISHEI I'llBSIIATB ANL WORTHAM ^N^ MARTIJ< Km A. X. Wortomm Lowr» MtrUn Ownert uifl HnBUibot a) ID* D«llj Son win feml-Wmklt LJihl <mi-T.UM Rnllrtlm 108 ». M»ln 8UW1 ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER* « iVorlhum Bon* Dojrr Mnitln Bm/ir«l In ilw Umlown Poll Offlw «• na oli IUM« In NITUTO aountj UK) ihe United Statei. both (or renewuiw sno DRW nib- Mrlberr In xlTancn. re»r fl.OO' •(« montht. 7fic: Ihrea month*. BOo. NOTIOH ftp Uiow who want ibeir paper ahviiwl Iron) out «dareM lo another, DIMM H™> old KMrMt u wnll «• now. M will o»n« KM del«T am) w« can rl'f mncb better MT*1m. Mtmbei of «>ioclal«<l Creil n» Annotated Pnir U «ielu»ltBij entitled to th« DM (or onbltcatlon ol all newt credited to It or no) olherwlw emitted In thli paper and alto the local newi anbilnhed horcln. All rirhti of r«- publication ol i arf» alun nwcrred, dl«p»l«hi» h*r»ln CORSICANA, TEX., MAH. 7, 1031' WAR PERILS There is, no doubt, some hysteria in this country today regarding national defense. It is inevitable when a war scare arises. But it would be a mistake to assume as some people both in public life and in private Hfe seem to do, that the movement for strengthening our defense is all hysteria. People who think that are not realistic; they are as irrational as their neighbors or fellow-lawmakers who would like to create a great army overnight. Common sense, as usual, lies about midway between these extremes. Any intelligent citizen wlio reads the news from Europe knows the danger of another general war there, precipitated by dictators drunk with power and supported by millions who believe in them or feel powerless to resist. The victory of these dictators might obliterate democra- . cy in Europe and set freedom back for a century. Any intelligent citizen, too, who reads the papers, knowns how ruthless militarism is spreading like a plague over eastern Asia. And Japanese militarism comes closer to us in some ways than European militarism. Our safety is threatened from both directions. LABOR AND GERMANY The effort to get German-American mechanics to return to Germany is interesting. It is said that Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland and other industrial centers are being combed for skilled workers. There is a special demand for automobile mechanics, machinists, en g i n e e r s, electricians, bricklayers and carpenters. •German agents are engaged in rounding up such workmen and arranging for their transportation to the old country. The men engaged are said to be guaranteed jobs when they reach Germany. They must pay their own transportation, but get low ,, rates on Germany ships. The pay, however, seems small by American standards, probably averaging 40 or 60 cents an hour. That might appeal to men needing jobs, but the chief , factor is probably homesickness for the old country, or In many cases sympathy for the present regime. One of the agents employing such men says: "They get good quarters , and all the privileges now , enjoyed by German workers. Why should German mechanics starve in America when they can get good , jobs in Germany? What "is wrong in that? 4,,, Nothing, perhaps, if the ^soliciting is above-board •,and the candidates are told ;>\the truth. Otherwise there •iwould soon be a lot of dls- • ^'illusioned German - Ameri- wcans wishing they were jlback in George Washington's country. r ^ The matter is interesting •*jto Americans in general be^cause it suggests a labor ^scarcity in Germany pro- •^duced by extreme concen- *tration of man-power on ^preparations for an immi- war. This country is now Pretty well air-conditioned, but not at all talk-condl- poned. We insist on verbal Tiot air, no matter how j, Sometimes, too, Father pr, Mother or Sister goes to«-«*—•«" and wants to be - works. JUST FOLKS (Copyright, 1687, Edgar A. Gueit) THE WORRIER When BUI got down to worrying He did It without hurrying, He worried with a vengeance and also a fare-ye-well; Old Bill could tako a bit of doubt And really tear Ita Innards out The way a squirrel strips a nut entirely from the shell. When Bill got thinking fearfully Ho always did it tearfully. Sometimes you'd think the little ducts within hla cheek had burst. When Bill got Baying times were bad Nobody living ever had A glummer point of view from which to stand and view the worst When Bill got down to groaning He could beat the world at moan- Ing He could look like dire disaster without uttering a word. He could warn you and beware you In a, ghastly way to scare you, And wo'd all be lost this minute if his fears had once occurred. PAINLESS BANK FAILURE The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation came through with flying colors the other day when it began handing put checks making good all accounts up to $5,000 in the closed New Jersey Title Guarantee and Trust Company of Jersey City. This is one of the largest banks to close its doors since FDIC became operative in 1934. Perhaps the most striking feature of the closing was the complete absence of disorder and panic Since it was understood from the shtart that all accounts up to $5,000 would be met promptly in full, few depositors were worried. When the day came for the payments, within two weeks of the. banks' closing, there were no cowds pressing against the doors. A dozen depositors at the main office, a few hundred at the branches, began the day. The crowds increased in size, but did not lose their cheerful assurance. It would be better to have no bank failures at all, but at this stage of human imperfection, it Is something to have one without a panic and without runs on other banks. WAGE-HOUR PROGRESS An account of the new wage-hour law given to an audience by Administrator Elmer F. Andrews is reas* suring. He says it is almost enforcing itself. Of the workers covered by the act, 97 per cent are now getting the authorized base pay of 25 cents an hour and nearly 90 per cent are within the 44 hours per week al-i lowed. Progress is being made right along. There is evidently no prospect of a big bureaucracy developing in this field. The administration at present has 370 employees, only one-eighth as many as are used in supervising a similar law in New York State. It has been expected that'the staff would be increased to 1,500 next year, but that may not be necessary. The law has teeth In It, declares Mr. Andrews, but he hopes they will not have to be used much. The eventual success of the act, he believes, is assured because of the general belief of the American employers in "the necessity of raising the standard of living and moderating excessive hours of employment." Most of the hardships originally feared, he says, prove to have been exaggerated. With employers meeting the law in this spirit, tHere can't be much doubt of its success. Most of the employers are said to regard it now as beneficial, because it protects them from "chiseling minorities." WANTED: A WILLIAM TELL CONGRESS! CHEWING FOR THE OLD FOLKS William Allen White summons the Republican Party to "rebirth" and the Democratic Party to "repentance." And if they refuse, who'll take over? We wouldn't mind so much about Hitler creating that huge army, If he'd go out himself and fight in the front trenches,' Japan may soon have a bad case of territorial indi- seotipn, An Illinois legislator proposes to finance that state's old age pensions by a tax on chewing gum. He has introduced a bill calling for a tax of 20 per cent of the retail selling price of each package of gum. That seems a little steep, but wouldn't cost much at a time. This country's annual chewing gum bill is huge. Enough chewing gum was sold in the United States in 1937 to bring across the counters a total of $56,721,746 We spent more than that on chewing gum in 1927, which seems to have been the industry's best year. Although Illinois probably chews its full share of the gross tonnage, the tax funds needed for the old age pensions. Still, it suggests possibilities, and the few Americans who not only don't chew gum but shudder at the sight of others chewing it would certainly get a big satisfaction out of such a tax. RACE-TOLERANCE. *jfp;fc: The worst thing about that incredible Nazi meeting of the German-American Bund in Madison Square Garden, New York, was its Jew-baiting. Other forms of non-compjiance with the spirit of American democracy might be overlooked, but any campaign to spread anti-Semitism among the American people, especially at this time, is wicked. Surely this persecuted race is having enough misery in Europe today, without pouring out the vials of racial wrath in America. Every consideration of justice, democracy, decency and civilization demands that here, if nowhere else, the Hebrew race shall have a square deal—that America shall continue practicing its traditional principles of fair play and equal opportunity for all branches of its citizenship, regardless of racial origin. Even in Germany, in spite of all the poison spread by the Nazi party, most of tht German people are said to be out of sympathy with Hitler's persecution of this race. If there were any persecution logical or permissible in this country, it would be persecution of those who preach persecution of other groups. This is not merely a question of the Jews themselves, or of the minority of German-Americans speaking through the German- American 3und. It Ja, a THE GUAM ISSUE Guam is probably nothing to get excited about, but worth discussing. The House at Washington has turned down a proposal to spend $5,000,000 in building ,an airport there and dredging the harbor. The American public seemed favorable to such action when it was first proposed, but doesn't want to do anything that might involve our country in hostilities with Japan. The latter has shown much annoyance at the proposal, evidently believing that the moderate improvements suggested would be followed by fortifications making Guam a great military base. There have been intimations at Washington that such action might be taken later on, although no definite program has been presented. It is a good time to figure out just what our policy is, or should be, with respect to Guam and that part of the world generally, including our intentions regarding the Philippine Islands. Guam, it should be remembered, is the most western of a chain of islands leading from Hawaii to the Philippines. Going west from Honolulu, there is first Midway Island, then Wake, then Guam, then Luzon. They are about equal distances apart. Congress has voted in the present bill $5,000,000 for Midway and $2,000,000 for Wake. This is the big air route to the Philippines, the East Indies and Australia. There is no apparent reason why Guam should not be improved for air service like the others, and Japan could not object legitimately to that. But making Guam a military base would be a very different matter. That .would enrage Japan and commit us to a strong policy in the Far East. American public sentiment at present would not approve any such plan. Birthplace don't matter much in this country; we move around so fast that most of us hardly remember where we were born. » Pacific poem: We're calm at Guam. question involving our whole American philosophy of racial tolerance .and equality of citizenship. Nazism here would destroy our democracy and dissolve our Union, and any phase of it is intolerable. News of County Home Demonstration Clubs Emhouse Club. Every kitchen should have four work centers, said Miss Clara E. Rltteger, county home demonstration agent, to the members of the Emhouae Home Demonstration club, at a meeting at Mrs. Charles Collins' Feb. 28. The first center is the food preparation center, consisting of the cabinet, sink, garbage can and refrigerator; second, the cooking center, usually the stova and sometimes a drop shelf or urn all table; third, the serving center, which may bo a pass cabinet, a table or a tea wagon, and fourth, the clearing away and dishwashing center, which Includes places for storing the dishes, utensils, eto. The president appointed Mrs. Ina Grooms to act as reporter; Mrs. Lola Burton to serve as res- reatlonnl leader, and the following committees: Finance, Mrs, Ina Grooms, Mrs. Lola Burton and Mrs. Kyle Stokes; program, Mrs. Bessie Stokes, Mrs. Norma Johnson and Miss Essie Melton. There were nine members present. Announcement. The Emhouse Home Demonstration club will meet with Mrs. John Glllen on Tuesday, March 14, at 2 o'clock, A demonstration on good posture will be given by the kitchen demonstrator, Mrs. John Glllen. All members are urged to be present,—Reporter. Children Treated In Dallas Clinic Chan. Specie, Helen Ganze and Calvin Ganze were taken to Freeman Clinic, Dallas, fo treatment, it was reported by Mrs. H. G. Brown, local representative of the Texas Society for CrlppUd Children. While in Dallas Mrs. Brown heard Dr. Joe McGulre give an illustrated lecture on Infantile paralysis and other afflictions suffered by children. Lost Something? Try a Daily Sun Want Ad. OFFICIALS ATTEND AUSTIN HEARING ON TRUCK REGULATIONS Coralcana and Navarro county officials are reported to have made Impressive witnesses while in Austin attending the hearing on liberalization of trucking regulations before the Texas State Railroad Commission. This sector was represented by County Judge Paul H. Miller, Mayor J. S. Murchlson, and Police Commissioner Fred D. Prince In his other official capacity as chairman of the Navarro Caunty Traffc Safety Council, Each of the delegates carried certified res- olutjom. from their units opposing the liberalization petition. Under the proposed plan, truck op- orators would have their termini designated but choice of routes between the two points would be left to the operators or drivers. The local delegation opposed the petition on the grounds that commercial traffic was too heavy on Navarro county highways at present, and that any .more would create a serious menace to traffic safety, clang figures from the Department of Public Safety which showed that trucks were involved in 11 of the 32 fatal accidents in the county last year. Members of the delegation said they were the only ones to develop the safety angle at th hearing as far as could he learned. P.O. BURIED AT EMHOUSE FRIDAY AFTERNOON Porter D. Smotherman, age 40 years, died Thursday night at his residence, 1615 West Seventh avenue. Funeral services were held Frldoy afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Methodist church at Emhouse with Rev. Maggarl B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church, conducting the rites. Burial was In Pattlson cemetery. Mr. Smotherman had been resident of Corslcana three years. Surviving aro his wife, four children, Hazel, Helen, James and Betty Ruth Smotherman; a brother, J. A. Smotherman, Holland, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Rachael Stewart, Corslcana; Mrs. J. M Jordan, Bellvlllo; Mrs. Enoch Terry, Anahuac; Miss Pearl Smotherman, Bollvllle; Mrs. W. J. Deere, BellvlIIe, and other relatives. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements. Dallas Cage Team Victors Over Local Club Last Night The Old Union basketball team of Dallas defeated the Corslcana Coca-Cola-YMCA team Thursday night at the YMCA gymnasium with a score of 17-14, The box score for the game was as follows: Old Union—Dallas EX,, r 3tpf i tP 3 Berryman 2 0 0 4 Patton i j 1 4 E. Bell 0010 Shelleparko o 0 2 0 Mooro 2 0 1 4 Thomason o 1 0 1 Flrebaugh o 0 1 0 Taylor o 0 2 0 Barnes o 1 1 1 Totals B 7 10 17 Coca-Cola. Beccue l i 2 3 Knight l Denhow 1 Qulnn l Frost i Robinson o L. Doolln o T. Doolln o ' Totals B 4 10 14 Referee: Broughton. Infant Died Early ' Friday; Burial In Oakwood Cemetery Jodie Eugene, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stubbs.dled at the family homo In Zlons Rest early Friday morning. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. S. R, Qoff, pastor of the Northslde Baptist church. Burial was In the Oakwood cemetery Surviving are his parents The arrangement* were directed by Corley Funeral Home. 3 3 103 012 032 111 000 000 H, LOW IMPRESSIVE Jt Is to be able to name this well-known and substantial institution as your bank. It builds confidence In you. This is only one of the many advantages of a checking account at this bank. In addition to building prestige, your account provides safety, convenience and accurate records. We cordially Invite you to come In and start an account. First National Bank Corslcana, Texai «TB» OLD RELIABLE, SINCE 1880" ' United States Oo * • t a m e n t D • p a • 11 • I y Courthouse News District Clerk'* Office. The following case was filed: Annie Torrlto w». the Service Mutual Insurance Company of Texas, gult on Insurance policy. Marriage License. Odle Blackmon and Inez Farmer. Warranty Deed. Homo Owners Loan Corporation to Charlie Bowden McNutt ct ux lot 3, block 417, Corslcana, $1,650. Justice Court. One was fined on an overloading charge by Judge Pat Geraughty. A civil case was In progress before Judge A. E. Foster Friday morning. City federation Of Kerens In Regular Session Wednesday KERENS. March J._(Spl.)— The City Federation met for their quarterly luncheon at l p. m. Wednesday In the new City Cafe. Mrs. F. H. Gray, president, was In charge and called for reading of the minutes of the last meet- Ing by Mrs. Horace Newsome, secretary and roll call. A new luncheon plan was decided upon, enabling one member from some of the four city clubs to be present each time In order that the clubs as a whole may know more of the works, alms and functions of the federation. Announcement was made of the securing of Mrs. Nell Robertson's of the English department of Trinity University for a book review to be given at the annual luncheon of all the Kerens clubs on March 14th. Treasurer reported a balance of .$73.95 proceeds from the "Wo- monless Wedding" held last Thursday at the High school auditorium. An executive committee, composed of Mrs. Grant Westbrook, Mrs. G. H. Sanders, Mrs. E. H. Norton and Mrs Charles Reece, was appointed to serve the three remaining months of the present year. This committee going Into session, Immediately announced the following nominations, who were unanimously elected: General chairman, Mrs. Charles Cherry; secretary, Mrs. G. H. Wllemon; treasurer, Mrs. C. W. White; reporter, Mrs. E H. Norton. Plans wore discussed for a monthly game tournament as a means to raise funds, for the erection of a community club house. Members present were Mesdames E. H. Gray, Horace Newsome, Charles Reece, Andrew McClung, E. H. Norton, A. R. Carroll, Grant Westbrook, C. W. White, G. H. Sanders, Charles Cherry, G. H. Wllemon. KERENS, March 3.—(Spl.)— Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock the Kroweldeen • club, meeting In regular session, was entertained by Mrs. Art Crowley at her hlme In East Kerens. Each member brought handwork and the afternoon wa» spent In sewing. Gifts were exchanged through the secret friend method. Mrs. Tump Massey wai a most welcome guests at this meeting, while Mrs. Erie Ellis of Corslcana was taken into the club as a, new member. A delicious salad plate was served about B p. m. Those present Included Mrs. L. A. Pugti, Mrs. J. H. Kyser, Mrs Arlon Simmons Mrs. Aubrey Hughes, Mrs. Claude Rea, Mrs. W. L. Hardln, Mrs. Wll- lard Sullivan. ^ Bishop Holt to Be At Eureka Wednesday Bishop Ivan Lee Holt will be at Eureka Methodist church at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday, March 8, for a 20-mlnute talk and get-ac- qualntod meeting. Everybody has a cordial Invitation to attend and meet this distinguished churchman, Be on time or you will miss part of his talk ax it will start promptly at 1:30 p. m. ^ Barry Wins District FFA Tournament BARRY, March 3.—(Spl.)—The Corslcana District FFA tourna- •nent held Its final games in the Barry gymnasium Monday even- ,ng. The Barry club defeated the Palmer team, 27-18. The Powell quints forfeited to Mexla, so the Barry boya played Mexla for first place and defeated them, 29-20. Both Mexia and Barry advanced, ;o the area play-lff. MARINE CORPS TO ENLIST MEN DURING MONTHJF MARCH Postmaster A. A, Allison has been advised by the officer In charge of the U. S. Marine Corps office, Dallas, that applications for service in the Marine Corps will be considered during the month of March. Young men between 18 and 25 years of age and who have had high school i training are eligible to make ap- i plication. The Marine Corps has seven branches of service open to all men enlisting; musician, signal and radio, quartermaster, line, paymaster, aviation and mess, the postmaster said. Application blanks may be ob- talncd at the post office here, or by writing to the U. S. Marine Corps recruiting station, 822 Allen building, Dallas. Applicants accepted will be sent to the Marine Corps base San Diego, California, for recruit training preparatory to further assignment to regular duty, he said. HENRY W. SEAY BE BURIED ML CALM FRIDAYTERNOON Henry W. Seay, aged 81 years, died at the homo of his son, Sam J. Seay, at Mt. Calm, Thursday afternoon. The funeral was held at Mt. Calm Friday afternoon at 2 } o'clock, where interment was mode. Surviving are 14 children, Sam J. Seay, Mr. Calm; Thomas Seay, Corslcana; Clyde Seay, Pralria Hill; Mrs. C. G. Odom, Malone; Mrs. Alton White, Stamford; Travis Seay, Ohio; Frank Seay, California; Ed Seay, Buckholts; Mrs. Edna Cross, Stamford; Mrs. Lillie Clark, Stamford; Mrs. Ola Rogorji Hereford; Louis Seay, Monahans; Eugene Seay, Monahans, and Jim Seay, Stamford, and a number of other relatives. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral « Home directed the arrangements. All School Children Of Tyler Have Finger Prints on Record TYLER, March S.—(/P)— Tyler is the only city in the United States having 100 per cent of its school children voluntarily fingerprinted and on file with the FBI citizen's department In Washington, says Urban Fischer, chairman of the Tyler safety commission. The 6,500 fingerprints include white and colored children of pre-school age through high school. The program was a result of the New London school explosion of March 18, 1D37, when the need of a method of positive and quick identification was realized. It was for his efforts in this program that Fischer recently _ was presented with the National \ Junior Chamber of Commerce ' service award. _ __ Lnrt Something? Try a Dally fun Want Ad. • i i' —i .,^7^-^^, 666 SALVE relieves COLDS price Liquid-Tablets Salve-Nose •«/» A n _ Drops lUC & 20C WE WANT CHICKENS, EGGS AND SOUR CREAM. O. L McMANTJS »10 East Fifth — Phone 1133 DB. O. L. SMITH • DENTIST Office 70 • Thones - Res, 3fO Office Over McDonald Drag Co. No. S. Your application for a loan for making a crop or livestock raising will be given special attention by us. raSTATCMTlANALBANK <v

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free