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Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, March 14, 1939
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%#**.,»'*. >n v wss THB COBSTOANA SEMI-WEETCL? LIGHT, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1939, A«»K-m" PtMl LulKHt Win- SrrrMX PUBLISHF.I 1-ljBHUAfH <NI rmnAYJ' U'l.HTHAM <NT MAKI'IK Mr*. A. A. Wortbun Ixwj Owner, mri en Dili Dor, ol tn« Ban wiO 4«nil-W«eklr LJrbl Dtllf 'iin-Mtn' HiilMInc 108 S l> Urbi Win at "ASSOCIATE POBU8HEB8 Lynne vVnrtlmm Barf Martin In ihf Oinlewii Hn«i Otllw »• •wind e RIM. in N»»>rro oiiuntj and the OnllBd Bute*, both tor renewal*. »nd new «nt> torlbert- In *1»»n«i rear SI.00- «1» month*. 7Rc. thrre monthi 60o. NOT1CB To CfcoM who win) thelt pipn abutted from ont taantr to wmlhw, nieaM r1»« eld addreu u wrll •« new. II will i-nuie leii dull* «nfl we o»n ftw mnrti belter inpnc*. i of Anorlnted I'rrni tb« AMoi-lnuid Preit li eiclunrelj on- llllod to tin aw tor onblicntlnn ot all new, credited 10 It or noi otherwlK cr«l- [|«d tn tbli papor and al*o tho locaJ new» DUbilnhod herein. All rlrnu of rt- O'.ibtlcsllnn ot imM»l 4lmat«n«f hi"»ln OOKSICANA, TEX., MAH. 11, 1031) THE NEW POPE American Catholics arc pleased with the choice of Cardinal Pacelli as the new Pope. He has been in America, and flew across the country in 1936 with a portable typewriter on his knees. They knew before he rose to his exalted office that he understands and likes this country, and will know how to deal with it "wisely, as his predeses- sor did. Our statesmen at Washington are pleased, too. No previous Pope, they; say has been so well acquainted with Amreican life. Similar expressions some from other countries, in eluding Italy, whose eminent made peace with JUST FOLKS i Copyright. 1987. Bdgw A. GUMt) BASEBAIX FOR A CENTURY A hundred years of baser 111 That's the century complete Of singles and homers, clouds of dust and flying feet; Of thrilling shoe-string catches and daring stbps and throws, And those hours of real excitement which the sport of sports bestows. That's one hundred glorious seasons out of doors from spring to fall Filled with national devotion to the grandest gamo ol all. A hundred years of baseball I That's one lifetime and a third Of battles waged for glory where no bloodshed has occurred; That's a century on dlair id, In the bleachers and the stands, One hundred first ball-tossers, and who knows how many hands? Who could all the uncles' funerals of those opening days recall As a symbol of our worship of the grandest game of all. A century of baseball! May the sport go on and on, With no end to Its enchantment till the final pennant's won! » May the season start In April and the crowds turn' at to cheer, For the future Coobr and Keel- crs and go wild as they appear I May the years repeat the gladness that was I was small, mine when May the boyhood of the ages share the grandest game of all. WILD LIFE SANCTUARIES Human beings have been penetrating the country's remaining bits of wilderness in increasing numbers for recreational purposes renewing that wholesome the Vatican ten years ago contac t with nature which Official Italian newspapers fe too eaaily lost in modern express satisfaction and sympathy. The Duce has sent the "reverent homage" of himself and his Fascist life. Good for people, this trend has been hard on the wild life native to the wilderness. With roads, PLANK STEAK! INVADERS' HANDICAP Bta -i e * .1.1 i. , /-, ' automobiles, campers, But it is not so in Ger- traing and even a j rp i a nes! many. The Nazi govern- invading such areas, the ment undertook, in and un-. natura l habitats for birds' precedented way, to ad-| and beastg are disturbed or vise the college of Cardm-i destroyed> I£ we are t0| als beforehand what sort if 6ave tnegei j t j s important, the nation on the subject of Stuart Chase, who has warned us about so many perils, has now written a book in which he reassures Pope they should choose. .1.. .The selection of Cardinal i, v Pa'celli--is therefore some!'• what of a shock. The Nazi ^ leaders express their dis- f, appointment and "hope for the best." The Nazis have been very harsh in their handling of religious problems in Germany, where there are 85,000,000 Catholics, and have used pressure in an way against church officials. There may be serious church trouble there, on top of Germany's economic troubles. that plenty of wild life havens be set aside perma- mently for the creatures that belong there. Dr. John H. Baker, executive director of the National Association of Audubon Societies, makes this plea as he goes about the country. The establishment of eleven sanctuaries in Texas and other states, nave usea pressure in he pointg out( wag rea pon- almost unprecedented sib]e for restoration of the THE RECENT CRISIS A few words may be in order as to the recent ideological flurry in this country. For there has been Buch a flurry, and while it was at its height the American press got unusually excited about the menace of /"alien systems." Why so? Well, we Americans appreciate the rights of other . nations to live their |viv'l}ve.s in their own way, Ivfajid usually we ignore their Unpolitical systems. But we ig^rear up when they try to l^dorainate other nations' fl^liveis, including ours. And Kespe.clally when in doing so practice such cruelties Hitler has . enforced Ipagalnst helpless Jews, and against tens of thou- of so-called Aryan figcltizen. $$£. Americans don't stand concentration camps, executions, denial of court trials, one-party one-man government, l^onfiscation of property or ' use of governmental r for domestic and gforeten blackmail. That is pthat Hitler and Stalin and feiMussolini seem to stand for, *$bhough there Is pretty reason for believing fw|at 'none of them really i-ep/esents his people, and ' a free vote would a majority against :i|$p:,';S6me of the American 1 "tppress, P ern aps, has been ^er-zealous in denouncing age 'things. But there was | son for emphasis. During ; winter an international jijs seeded to be devel- with danger of an ent war, , started by ' t to hold up Eu- the point of a gun u grab what they want- iKFair-minded Americans |0'V that Germany and have grievances,' at is not the way to ct them, war might have American egret, which was Hearing extinction not many years ago. Two species of the egret have not only been saved, but are now increasing in numbers. The Auclubon Societies hope to save the threatened wool ibis in the same way. Projects of this sort have greater popular support year by year as the public learns their importance. NO MORE S1T-DOWNS There wasn't much surprise when the Supreme Court handed down tha decision declaring sit-down strikes illegal. Neither was there much criticism, if any. There has never been much doubt about how the law would apply to such seizure and possession of property by striking employees as a means of enforcing their demands. It was obviously contrary to normal American ideas of property rights. That fact was probably realized by the strikers themselves who adopted such procedure. They can hardly have expected legal sanction in the long run, even when their action was dealt with tolerantly in many cases at first, by authorities who sought to avoid bloodshed and ease the crisis by peaceful persuasion. The grievances those striking groups had, or believed they had, were another matter. More adequate means exist now for the handling of grievances against employers, means which many citizens believe "lean over backward" in an effort to insure fairness to labor. Naturally", then, labor seems disposed to acquiesce in this Supreme Court decision without protest. Employers are reassured, and the decision should benefit both sides. invasion from abroad. He assumes, for the sake of his argument, that our friends in Europe are rendered helpless and our enemies—imagined ones—are left free to attack us. He explains clearly that the job, even under those ideal conditions, would not be so easy as has been suggested. A flock of bombing planes, couldn't do much without available bases, for which aircraft camera alone are not an adequate substitute. The combined navies of the supposed enemies could not do much harm, because our own navy is larger and stronger. Our own submarines and airfleets would make things pretty tough for any other navy of airfleet trying to get at us. Supposing, however, that the enemy reached our shores. Mr. Chase says it would require 2 1-2 million tons of merchant ships to bring supplies to sustain 200,000 invaders. It seems clear to him that part of their troops would have to swim, and float in their supplies and equipment without the aid of ships. Even in this case, however, nothing could happen suddenly, "out of a clear sky." Invaders couldn't just appear over night. We'd have plenty of warning and opportunity to get ready for theny The author doesn't want to wait until that last minute to prepare for self-defense. Being ready in advance may ward off all danger. LIGHT. Of all our modern Improvements, our lighting is probably what people of former ages would most admire. We are so used to It now that we do not realize how quickly the Age of Light has come, and how it has changed the face of the world, especially at w-.r American press, along with the American government, started jumping onto the dictators- so hard that it seems to have scared them, at least temporarily, Into a mood of common sense. GRANDDAD'S NEWSPAPER Perhaps American daily newspapers are less than perfect, as critics tell us frequently. Yet they are so superior to the earlier product in this country and to the contemporary product abroad that they nave a right to some commendation. A survey of dailies, current and past, shows an increase of 250 to 500 per cent in the amount of news presented, and a good deal more accuracy. Grandfather didn't know what he was missing when he read his favorite paper, but that's no reason for grandson's not knowing what he's getting when he reads his. Newspapers fifty years ago contained less background and explanatory material, less news of current events and poorer discussion of them; There were fewer pictures then, too, which may or may not have, been a detriment, according to taste and point of view. News • stories then were more commonly colored by editorial opinion, There was ' almost no material on science, health, beauty or budgets. Sixty or seventy years ago one copy of a daily paper was printed for every sixty families. By 1899, the proportion had grown to one for every two families. Today we have one and one-quarter copies for every family. Such facts do not deny need for further improve- .ment of newspapers, but should insure them, some of the respect and appreciation they deserve. Two Killed And Three Injured In Auto Accident WAXAHACHIB, March 10.—(/P) —Two persons were killed and three others Injured, two critically, today Irt a head-on collision on tho highway about three miles south of here. * Dead were Edwin B. Doggett, prominent Dallas grain dealer, and his wife. Injured were F. B. Doggett of Hlllsboro and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Crumpton of Mllford. Physicians said the Crumptons might die. Edwin Doggett was returning to Dallas from Austin with hla wife. Colncidentally, the other machine was driven by F. B. Doggett, no relation. The Crumptons were passengers In his car. They were returning to Hlllsboro from here. Mrs. Doggett was killed instantly, while her husband died shortly after being brought to a hospital here. F. B. Doggett, suffering bruises and lacerations, said he believed tho driver of tho other car became ill at tho wheel, as the machine swerved into tho path of his automobile without warning. CORSICANA TOMB EXPONENTS DEFEAT MEXIA CONTINGENT The Corsicana Tennis team played Mexia at City Parlt Wednesday with Spear of Corsicana defeating Adams of Mexia 6-0, 6-1. In the doubles Long and Brus- teln of Corsicana defeated Stephens and Willis of Mexia 6-4, 7-5. Long and Roboson of Corsicana defeated Booker and Tyrell of Mexia, 7-B, 7-5. No girls matches were played A return match will bo played In Mexia Friday, March 10 In the afternoon. A match with Fairfield Tuesday resulted In victories for the Corslcann boys and defeat for the BtrlB, BOY SCOUT TROOP ORGANIZED AT RICE BYCARLA.DRYAN Carl A. Bryan, special Scout executive of Circle Ten, announced Friday morning that a troop was organized at Rice Thursday night. J. R. Clark, was elected scoutmaster, Culver Orlfflng, assistant scoutmaster; 3. R. Bradley, chairman of troop committee; M. V. Fitzgerald, troop committeeman, and W. C. Mahaley, troop commlttceman. The following scouts are charter members of the troop: N. W. Edmundson. Melton Pollan, Robert E. Clark, Billy J. Fitzgerald, Robert L. Green, Carl D. Heather, Roy O'Neal, Howard Wear and Jerrell Wlngo. CQRSICAN' HARDBALL ASSOCIATION PLANS FOR COMING SEASON The Corsicana Hardball Association met Thuresday night In preparation for thet coming season with representative* from Cotton Mill. Dr. Pepper, and Magnolia in attendance. Other teams accounted for were Emhouse, Rural Shade, Roane, and Bazette. Nathan Crouch,, manager of the Dr. Pepper team, was appointed to work with C. F. Broughton, physical director of the Y.M.C.A., and a representative from the Cotton Mill team to form an eligibility list for the aproachlng season. Another meeting of the association Is scheduled for Wednesday night, March 18, at the Y. M.C.A. Last year teams from Cotton Mill Dr,. Pepper, Bmhouse, Byrd, Montfort, Bazette, .and Mt. Nebo, were active In the association. Courthouse News County Committeemen For Crop Control In Session On Friday The regular monthly meeting of tho community commltteemen of the Navarro County gricultur- al Conservation Association was in progress in the county courtroom Friday morning with Sln> clalr Baker, administrative assist ant, presiding. Routine .problems connected, with the conformation of the 1939 farm program were discussed. Representatives of the Texas Agricultural Association were scheduled to discus sa program of community organization with the committee during the after- night. Millions Americans can of living remember when the only lights, in farmhouse or village, came from home-made tallow candles. Tens of millions of us grew up in the ensuing age of primitive coal oil lamps. Then came gaslights, and finally, only a generation ago, electric lights for home, office and street. Now our cities, towns and villages, and millions of our rural homes, are a blaae of light at night. Electric light is getting so burn all day because it is hardly worth while to turn them off and on again. Our lighting appliances improve and multiply incredibly. We shall soon have our highways almost as bright as day. "God is light, and never, save in uncreated light, dwelt from eternity," wrote Milton. So we are getting back to first principles, If we could only do as well with our other problems as we do with this, .what a civilization there would be!-But our light so far is mostly external. There doesn't seem to be much more mental illumination than there was in the age of candles and torches. Morally, economically, militarily, we're hardly out of the Dark Ages yet. Another thing wrong with this country is the notion that in order to hold a public job a man has to be an orator. There should be an cheap that outdoor lamPf occasional 4eaf and dumb sometimes allowed 4 Navarro Chapter UDC In Regular Monthly Session Wednesday The Navarro Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy, met in regular monthly session Wednesday, March 7, at the Klnsloe House, with the president, Mrs. H. F. Marr, presiding. Tho meeting was opened with prayer by Mrs. A. H. Piper, and after the reading of the minutes of the last meeting by Mrs. Bell White, secretary, communications and reports were read. Mrs. Georgn T. Jester, chairman of the committee of the U. D. C. Crosses of Honor, made a report, telling of several crosses to be awarded World war. veterans In the near future. She also reported that the State Home school -and several of the city schools would have programs honoring the memory of Sidney Lanler, noted poel of the South, and one of the Confederate leaders. Plans were made for a luncheon March 17 at Kinsloe House honoring visitors from the Dallas chapters, At this time, certificates of membership will be presented to members of the junior chapter recently organized. Mrs. M. Li. D, Adams, historian, announqer that tho afternoon's program postponed on account of so much business, would be presented at the luncheon. The meeting adjourned. Lort Something? Try • Dally Pun Want Ad. RIFT If STRKTLY MODERN There's nothing old-fashioned about looking ahead and planning for the future. That is why thrift will never be out of date. For greater enjoyment today, and tomorrow, live well witiiin your income and deposit the balance in an account at this bank. The First National Bank , Tww»-. { .-;.V".'OLD RELIABLE, WNOE 1868" D a 11 • d A t» t • • Government D*P<Mlt*ry ,\> **- Sheriffs Office. A negro woman was arrested by State Iw-Man Pat Gaddy, Highway Patrolman M. R. Reid, and Dop- ty Sheriff George Brown near {erens -Thursday night on a pro- ibition law violation charge. herlff C. O. Curlngton said Frl- ay she would be taken to Dallas nd turned over to federal author- les on a charge of possession of ntaxcd liquor. Two white men wanted by Ellis ounty authorities wore arrested ute Thursday by State Highway otrolmon Reid and and Atkinson nd placed In tho county Jail. Ills county officers came for tho nen early Friday morning. Warranty Deeds. Federal Lund Bank of Houston o S. G. Ivle, 3D acres Wm. R. Al- egreo, 640 acre survey, $525. Amy Coleman, a feme sole, to flary Stephens, a feme sole, lot 2, block 284, city of Corsicana, 200. W. M. Gray et ux to R. L. Nlch- .s, lotn 2 and 3, block 608, Edge- ill addition to tho cty of Corsica- a, $1800. V. J. Elklna et ux to J. D. Mc- lanus and J. F. Adams, part of ho upper John White survey, $10. Marriage Licenses. L. V. Mathis and Alvis Anderon. T. O. Muse and Dot N. Perkins. J nation Court Four Henderson county youths ntcred picas of guilty to mlsde- ncanor theft in Judge A. E. Foser's court Friday morning and •ero fined $1 and costs. They •ere -alleged to have acquired a amera, a case of empty beer bot- les, and some money, most of vhlch was recovered. The arrests wore made by State Highway Pa- rolmon Roid and Atkinson, Depuy Sheriffs Brown and Spencer, nd State L-Man Pat Gaddy. A ifth youth was arrested but later eleased. One person was fined for spced- ng In Judge Foster's court Frl- ay. Ane person was fined for speed- ng in Judge Pat Geraughty's ourt Friday morning. BROTHER RICHLAND WOMAN PASSED AWAY IN FORT WORTH FORT WORTH, March 10—W. . Broyles, aged 58 years, died Thursday at a local hospital. He was financial secretary and business manager of the Plumber's union and secretary-treasurer of ho trade assembly. Funeral services were hold here Friday afternoon. Surviving arc his wife, and four sisters, Mrs. E. L. Banner and Mrs. John F. Smith, both of Dalas; Mrs. George Noeso, Pene- ope, and Mrs. J. F. McGee of Richland. UNITED CHARITIES BOARD SESSION IS MOST ENTHUSIASTIC Miss Augusta Helm, director of he United Charities, has reported a most (inthuslastlc meeting of the loat-d of directors of the Charities held Thursday. Reports were heard on tho recent Dallas Consulatlve Bureau of Dallas, a conference of which was attended by Miss Helm and hrce board members. A report was also made on the progress of the work of the Mothers' Cultural ilub, an organization being sponsored by tho United Charities. Several interesting and educational programs have been presented "or the club, Miss Helm reported. Tha board mooting was well at- ended, Miss Holm said, Father Corsicana Man Died Friday Morning at Boyd Word was received here Friday morning that the father' of S. S, Boyd, Cities Service manager here, - had died Friday morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Boyd, Texas, Funeral rites are , 'inned for Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Boyd Baptist church Mr, Boyd had been with hifl father all week. SAY SMITH GOHON BILL IS PARTIAL FULFILLMENT PLANS MEMPHIS, Tcnn., March 10.—W) —Oscar Johnston, chairman of the National Cotton Council, said today the Smith cotton bill, recommended favorably yesterday by the senate agriculture committee, partially fulfilled tho objectives outlined by tho council at its organization, v "Half a loaf is better than none" at all," said Johnston, here for the first quarterly meeting of the council's directors. Tho measure, prepared by Chairman Smith (D-SC) of the senate committee, was to be dlscusced by the directors. / Net results of tho bill probably will bn an acreage reduction program identical with that of 1938, plus an adjustment subsidy on tha 1939 crop which would ennble It to move freely Into trade channels, Johnston summarized. • The council had recommended an immediate start on liquidation of the government's pool of loan cotton; the Smith measure would delay such .action until July 1, 1010. Capt. Chas. Pedley Visits Friends In Corsicana Friday f Capt Chas. F. Pedley, senior pilot American Airlines, with headquarters in Dallas, accompanied jy his father, Jas. Pedley, were") Corsicana visitors Friday. Capt. Pedley pilots an American Airline sleeper plane between Dalas and Los Angeles. Recently the Bulova Watch company presented Capt. Pedley with a handsome wrist watch with the "allowing inscription on the back: 'Capt. C. F. Pedley, American Alr- 'ine, Million Miler—1938." However,, :ho pilot has approximately 1,800& '••=.••*,• 000 miles to. his credit. 'x*"""''! The captain was also proudly ex- s --,' iilbltlng a photograph of James ' Bruce Pedley agod four months, recently adopted son. The Pcdlcys make their home at '» Irving near Dallas. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. YOUNG FRIDAY AFTERNOON Funeral services for .W H. Toung, Aransas Pass bank president, who died In Corpus Chrlstl Wednesday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, where Interment was made. Judge Young formerly resided In Corsicana. The rites wore conducted by Rev, W. R. Hall, pastor of tho First Presbyterian church. . Surviving are his wife, of Aransas Pass; a daughter, Mrs. T. H. Moore, and two grandchildren, Nancy Moore and William Moore, all of South Texas; and two broth- v ors and three sisters who reside in Kentucky. Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr.; M. C. Caston, R. N. Elliott, Cal E. Kerr and Douglas Jacltson. Sutherland-McCammon Funeral' i Home directed the arrangements. ' 666 SALVE relieves COLDS Liquid-Tablet* price SnIvo-Nose - n o ns Drops lUC & 20C WE WANT CHICKENS, EGGS AND SOUR CREAM. Give Us a Trial. O. L. McMANtJS 210 East Fifth — Phone 1138 * •$ ^ ' * ^fc.vlMfcAJ'.,^ Iv „ ,^> 1 • -»:& DB. O. L. SMITH DENTIST Office 70 Office Over McDonald Draff Co. No. 2. Your application for a loan for making a crop or livestock raising will be given special attention by us. TOESTATCNAT1ANALBAAIK

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