Anson Jones County Western Observer, April 10, 1942

Anson Jones County Western Observer

April 10, 1942

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Anson Jones County Western Observer (Newspaper) - April 10, 1942, Anson, Texas I; 'lÄ "u I' < f-!^ 'f-i-i Í 1 ih"' Don't" tell; aay-i ;; but there was » ♦ton and a . school trus;^ Ûon in Anson last Tues-1 „ Citizens of Anson , wt' Uesin the city election; votes in the School election. , 1 Amett was re-electea? . of the city, and Roy Tom Parkinson, Morris Pittard were r^; city aldermen. Setn, •wrence was Ve-elecfced: 5l trustee and , Oran ^ was elected à new mem-^ tof the board- of -trustees.! only comment the Gb-i cares to make on thé „ns is to quote the re-^of a citizen of Anson IfoUows: "Why we should [Oran Dean with this ad-burden, when he, is member of the 'of Directors of the nber of Commerce and of the County Red Chapter is a mystery Ine. Moreover, he has no to be concerned lUt their school ^training. I the Anson Independent District takes in a 1 farm area, why not go ; and show the farm t^-the courtsey of giv-'liiem representation on ¡school board?" We say to this. m OF CHWgr ^ «CESMEEI^G „J Sunday morning; April IFiank VanDyke of Haley-Alabama, will open the ar spring meeting of I Church of Christ. The eting will continue from 19 through Thursday iht, April 30. ^ Ml day there will be; H services—at 10:00 A. M-18:30?. M. I J. Thompson, of An^n^ I havé charge of the^song 'ife. [le public is cordially into attend. Lens Gets Letter Knox Pittard Chaiiinan of NáVál Rëliéf Society . Jones County's /quota in the Texas drive, for $210,000 for the Navy Relief Society, was announced today as $525.00 by Knox Pittard, Jones County Chairman. Mr. Pittard was recently named chairman of the Navy Relief Societgr for Jones county by Attorney. General Gerald. C. Mann, Chairman of the Texas Citizens Committee of the Navy Relief Society. Governor Coke Stevenson has proclaimed the week beginning April 19; as ^'Navy Appreciation Week" in Texas, and during this period the solicitation of funds will be made. A chairman has been- named in every, county in Texas in order that the en-; tire state may be, afforded an opportunity to contribute to this war effott. "The Navy Relief Society is the substitute for the head of the family when a man is in the Navy, Coasf Guard or Marines and is fighting our battles ,on the high seas or battlefronts," County Chairman Pittard stated. "The Navy Relief Society relieves ouri navy men of the anxiety concerning _the welfare of «their loved ones at home. In contributing to this fund we are sharpening the fighting ed^e of the-fighting men. "Snce the beginning of American Naval history, the men: of our Navy have band-edvtogether to be assured that their families biick home would -be cared for in -time of need. This is the first time these men hnve asked the public to, assist them in their relief fund. But since Pearl Harbor the burden has been too great for them to carry alone, "r know that the citizens of Jones , county can be counted on to gladly do their part, and I am confident that our quota shall be reached, if not exceeded, by or during Navy Appreciation Week in Texas." Mr. Pittard has appointed J; L. Gordon, Anson;, Star Inzer, Hamlin; and Roy Duke, Stamford, as local chaimxen in the drive to raise the Jones county quota of $525.00 for the Navy Relief Society. Otis (Oat) Miller Inetti Campaign For JGéÌngress RED CROSS COURSE IN HOME HYGIENE TO BE ORGANIZED A Red Cross course in Home Hygiene and : care of the skin is now being organized by Mrs. J. C. Duff, authorized nurse instructor, a n d Mrs. Gilbert Smith, chairman of this' Red -.Cross unit. ^ Membership: will- be limited to twenty-five, however, a number of names have been listed for- this v course and only a few vacancies, remain. Those :wishirig to take this course contact Mrs. Gilbert Smith. Those ■ who are nbt^nfoiled iiTthis class because of limited, membership will have an "opportunity to enroll in the next class. The text books ' have ' not arrived. The price of each will be 75 cents. The, course will letter quoted below I sent to Jim .PickenSr nan of the Jones coun-iDraft Board, by Pnyate . C. Russell, a Jones boy now stationed at ip Crowder, Missouri. 1 Pickens ' says he; ■ gets of letters from the boys, I most of them express the same sentiments Tivate Russell voices in lletter below: April 5, 1942 Camp Crowder, Mo, ll. D. Pickens, Chairman County Draft Board, i Texas. ^Mr. Pickens: ght I would drop you i concerning the army.; most healthful Ufe Itaa live. It makes you IWind, body, / ani lhave never been l^iioment thai I ' en-' ftare fortunate in the we have. fhéy. Ue any better. T^ don't ask the;,enlist-D to do anything'' i^m'i :do/'themselv^l N 'have anybodV-' that: a like, to know/ anj^hiiM t.the Army before .theyi fj. tell.them" to write-Ìnìief H vinai set them' straight Sincerely,A open ;0n Tuesday, April 21. The first classes will be"" held ^ from 2 to 4 o'clock on Tuesday and .Wednesday afternoons at the Tuesday Study Club building. The course is to be completed in six weeks. A Red Cross certificate will be granted on successful: completion.: of the course. HIGH SCHOOL GROCERY STORE NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT M. B. Wyatt, from Olney, Texas, has bought ithe High School Grocery Store. This store .-was^ owned -' by- J. C. Wilson. . ^ Mr; Wyatt has" been, > a salesman for the Armour Company and wte in ,th" grocery business in, - Rochester for nine years. ,, j^SoSncOOPER^^ GIN.TO HOLD ANNUAL ME^G^N AP^ ; Menibersi of the 'Ahson Cooperative' Gin Association are asked« to' meet Saturdays ,af-!terabbn,;'April .li;; atr:;?:80 o'cliKk for. their^anMal'inem- Rabbit Drive At Flat Top Next Tuesday, April 14, the Flat Top community, famous for its many rabbits and Swenson Ranch Barbecue dinners, will stage its annual rabbit drive. The candidates and the gener^Q public are extended a cordial invitation to attend, writes W. H. Graham of Route 4, Hamlin. Another» Flat Tap community citizen came by the office and asked the Observer to run a story on the rabbit drive, but the girls in the office failed''to; get his name. From their' description, we are guessing that it was either J. M, Stubbs or B. L. Whaley, both of Route 4, Hamlin. The drive will start at 9 :00 Tuesday morning, at the Flat Top Store, located about 5 or 6 miles north of the Hamlin Cotton Oil Mill; A barbecue dinner will be served at noon. Mr. Graham writes that Flat Top community, has' had three nice rains in; the last five days. We are guessing that Mr. Graham and Flat Top have had plenty of rain since he wrote his letter April 7. If you want to attend a real rabbit drive, grab yoiir gum and head for Flat Top Store early Tuesday morning.': In announcing my candidacy for Congress from the 17th Congressional Districts; I want to say to the people' of my home - county that I am expecting them to give me their united support. ! feel that my services to thè people of Jones county in thè past would entitle me to their full support. Too, we are in a war now and our sons are out yonder in Australia, . »Ireland, Burma; India and elsewhere on a far-flung battlefront, and I believe my home people know me well enough to feel sure that if I am in Congress ' those sons will have everything they need so far as it lies in my power, to see that Congress gives it to them. ' . ' V , My boms people know that I have put from one-; third to one-half of any pub:* lie salary I have ever drawn right back into circulation in behalf of the public good. The taxpayers of Jones county will not soon forget that I spent over one thousand dollars out of my own pocket to carry on a statewide fight for passage of the road bond assumption law. Nor will they forget that within the last eight months I have spent over $500.00 in cash out of my own pocket to put over a Farmers Cooperative Cheese Plant for Jones county farmers and business men. If there is a voter in Jones county opposed to any ^ILLER public stand I have ever tak-erti he would be opposed to ^hissown best interests, for I hâve never espoused any piiblic cause or acted in any official public capacity that aid not turn out to be for thé best interests of the public good. Now, as never" before in our National histopr, we need men in Congress with convictions and the ability and courage to fight for those convictions. We need to put away all selfish interests and think only in terms of winning this war. The sooner , we win it, the fewer,4lives > of American boys iwill be "taken and the le» the! economic cost to us a^apcpayers. . - I #ant to say to the Mothers of the 17th District chat I told them the truth two years ago when it was costing mer the race for Congress. I told them then, and I tell them now, that; the best place to fight this war is on' the enemy's soil. I told the people two years ago that we were then in war, .although it was an undeclared war at that time. While the present Congressman, Sam Russell, was giving the Mothers of this district his word of honor fhat'-their sons would never, fightr.on foreign soil, I told themTthen that on foreign soil '.Tvas the place to fight the enemy, in order to save our population and our hom-V (See Miller Page 4)Cromwell Speaks to Lions Club Harvey Cromwell, head of the speech department of Mc-Murry College, spoke to the Lions Club Wednesday noon at the Ansford hotel on the necessity of a correct settlement of post war problem's. Grady Flynt was elected chairman, and Haskell Bart-lett, vice-chairman of Boy Scout work in Anson., Mr. Cromwell outlined three possible courses which the United States might follow in seeking to write a lasting peace for mankind; First, we could go back to the policy of isolationism as we did after the close of the first World War; second, we courld adopt the Theodore Roosevelt policy of walking softly, but carrying a big stick; or third, we could become a part of an international union to enforce peace through an international police force. . The speaker pointed out that he did not faver a policy of isolationism; that he merely presented the "big Stick" policy for what it was worth; and that the idea of international union was probably the plan most likely to be adopted as our national policy at the peace discussions following a successful conclusion of the present war. . P. C. Wylie and Louis Johnson were named a committee to arrange for pro^ grams for the ensuing quarter. Million Dollar Rain Fall Over Entire Jones Coun I. -CíP/tí' OVER 2.000 AHEND SINGING CONVENTION HELD IN ANSON SUN. Over 2,000 people attended the singring convention held here Saturday night, April 4, and Sunday, April 5. The program was broadcast over KRBC from 3:30 until 4:30 Sunday afternoon. The main attraction seemed to be the junior quartette from Lubbock, composed of boys between the ages of 13 and 15j The following off leers'were elected: Fred Bennett, ^president, . Corinth; Lester Baize, vice-president, Tuxedo; and A. L, Stell, secrefca^-treas-urer, Anson. Virene, daugter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff H. -Lott of Anson, returned to her home here on Sunday 'after spending the;past 7 months with her uncle Raymon Kelly of Lipan, Hood County, Texas. Perrys Are NotiHed of Son's Wounds Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Perry, Sr., 418 Merchant Street, Abilene, were notified that their son. Jack, was. "slightly" wounded in fighting on the Bataan Peninsula. Mr. and Mrs. Perry lived in An- C. W.'Bartlett,,, of the Boardf' bf, ^Biwtors, "rectora are to^ibe/lel^ctpd. Other business may^rfso be considered, the s e c ret a r y^ ''^tEhwn liouis BlafMeyi yrKo (t^ughi ^l^iyeari ceme- CLAUD BILUNGSLEY. JR.. BURIED APRIL 3 Claud E. Billingsley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Billingsley, died April 2. Funeral services' were at the Church of Christ at 3:00 P. M., April 3. James Willeford, minister, officiated. Interment was in Mount Hope cemetery. The Lawrence Funeral Home was in,charge of the arrangements. Claud was born November 20, 1930 and died April 2, 1942.^ Survivors are: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Billingsley, Sr.; his sister, Mildred; his maternal grandparents, Mr., and Mrs. J. W. Reynolds; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. -Noah Billingsley.'. \ FORMRS.JpHN.?ATO^^ .Mrs.* Patron, of' JpHrf W. Patton, was;))uiriedan the; 'Bethel/ceinetery , April . 2. Funeral services, were con- J^^^jifaiid: Mw. .Patton' have:War May Come To Anson Yes sir, war may come to Anson. In fact, war of the Blitzkreig variety may descend upon \Anson at any mdmeht. And Kerens how! If :^u hear angry word§; across the back fence when neighbor Jones tells neigh' bor Smith (no real life names are nsed here and po ref' erehce is here made to any particular Anson citizen) that neighbor Smith's chickens are scratching and eat' '-ing up neighbor Jones'' victory^FOOD FOR FR^E^ DOM garden, you'll know thatithe war in Blitzkreig variety has hit Anson at long'last. Seriously speaking,.though, had you considered that neighbor Smith may have his chickens and neighbor Jones may have his Victory Food For Freedom garden and at the same time avoid war! Yep, it can be done. Maybe at a little.expense to neighbor Smith who spc cialises in chickens as, his war eWort. But one can build a net wire fence around Jthe chickras. ' Oh,'Ho, you say. How about'Jones, building a net wire fence around his garden?,''^hy pick oh me and ^ . my chickens? Well ,had you.'considered, neighbor of r the chicken war effort group,i.^tuwhen your chick' ; ens'leave your,lot and step foot on. your neighbor's ii,- lot or yard that they , are trespi^g? Yep, that's the • law. Neighbpr Jbnes of ,the Viclwry' Food For Freedom ' - nmim has nn H'is side. ^ < f ' FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT STITH FOR WILLIAM MASHBURN Funeral services for William Pledger Mashbum, 76, pioneer of Jones county, were held Monday, April 7, at the Stith Methodist church. Rev. Cecil Ottinger, pastor, and Rev. J. B. Baker, former pastor, officiated. Interment was at the Stith cemetery. The Lawrence Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Mashbum was a resident of Jones county since 1901, He died at his home in Stith at 1:23 Monday morning. He was born in Georgia on March 9, ^ 1862; married Lou Holbrook and came to Texas in 1885 and settled near McLennan coun- ty. iThe survivors are: ms wife; seven children, Walter, of Collin Calif; Clyde, of Winslow, Arizona; and Wesley, Sam, Willie, and Carl Mashbum and Mrs. W. C. Cuurch, all of the Stith community; 27 grandchildren; and 14 great godchildren. ANSON GIRL GOES TO LUBBOCK Mrs. Clinton Woodlock, who has been working for the Panhandle Abstract Co, left for Lubbock Sunday. She will go to work for the Guarantee Abstract Company there. - i Jack Perry son for a gi-eat many years before moving to Abilene. Jack is twenty years old and . has been in the army almost a year. He was injured on March 28, the. very, day that Senator Tom Connally inforined his parents that JMk was "all right." •^Jack is -an Abilene high school graduate and was a freshman in McMurry college. He enlisted in the army last May. and was transferred to: the Philippine service in October. The most recent letter that the Perrys have received was written January 3 and they received it Wednesday, April 1. In a telegram from the adjutant;;, general, Mr. and Mrsi'^erry were told that "progress reports will be forwarded; as received."_ Observer CooUins Sctóol April 30, May 1-2 in Hi ScliòpÌ Auditorium The Vitamins For Victory^ Happy Kitchen Cooking School will be held in the at-temoons of Apnl 30 and May 1 and 2 in the Anson, High School Auditonuni. Since the Palace Theatre had to have its auditorium for the Saturday show on ^y 2. the school wiU be held d. three days in the High School Auditorium.' , .Pointing but that bre^. rich in yitamm content, wUi be just. 1m imi?ortant .<»8 bul| lets in safeguarding t^ American, way. of life,, m» Jessie Hogue noted-authority, on nutritioii and me^ ,Pi;eP|, aratioiii^ideclared^ today,„.that said Miss Hogue, whose lec-tUres will be a feature of the Vitamins for Victory Happy Kitchen Cooking School to be sponsored by the Jones County Observer, Apnl 30 and May 1 and 2. . )"The',^tality of our citi-zens-rcivilians as well as sbldiers^will be an important factor in seeing us thrpugh our present hation-al\emergency," explained Miss Hogue. "A basic factor-in.Keeping our people healthy duHhg^this period of strew, wiU be>meals that;,are well icooked and high^in?, vitamm; 3i^Homemakers, .¿nil Jones county folksiSi^'am^'' going about their tasks'^th' a thankful heart. A gracit^'-' Providence has stretclitAv forth His benign hand- to scatter copious raias throughout the length and breadth of the county. ' P»-mers and ranchers as well iu ' merchants and business men are wearing a broad smflc since the rains came. . , , ; Some fanners are evifeii venturing to say that grain ^' may yet come out and make a fair yield. All farmers are now "chainping at the bit", rearing to get in and plant feed;; ii Many will hazard planting : cotton in Aipril as soon as it is dry enough to ge:; into the fields. Good news to farmers of Jones and adjoining coun- ■ ties is the announcenienti by -the Rule-Jayton Cotton Qit Company that the company will begin operating a de-linting service April !5thi t^harges for delinting willi be i sixty-fiive cents per hundi-e<l-i weight of seed before aeiiiit-ing and the lint. Farmers who nave: , - isei d'.'llrted seed in the claim that germination» isi; l-v.ifir, cer-iiiin treatment for :ns!3its is more effective» seeds go in.'ther, .ind come up quicker. With the bottom season already the best in years; [ with this week's good rains.: ;: general over the county, andtfti with another good rain at' the right period of the growing season, Jones county:^ ought to raise another bumper cotton crop-—^barring: in.-, sect trouble. At any rate the opportunity is there, and that's all' a West Texas farnier wante> to start a" new'crop ; '|S The Observer makes; observation that every : ;;citi-'i zen of Jones county; ought acknowledge his gratitude 'ito' a beneficent Providence for. the good rains andithe-prp^:? pect of another good crop year. / Miller Speaks To Fisher Co. Defense Club Newman community' i ft Fisher county organized a ^ Civilian Defense Club Friday; night, April 3. Otis Miller,b£,x. Anson was the principal speaker. Judge Miller outlia- , ed the four main obj^tii^ of the defense club work and presided for the organizatitm part of the meeting. ■ ^ Committees were appoint-.-, ed and work, assigned-to ious community groups. club gave Judge MiUer a, votev ; of thanks for his work , helping to organize,the New~,' man, Sylvester and )other),' Fisher county defensei,club^ ^^ OeLEON MAN PROMISES ^' MILLER cmMjom'^ COUNTY IN RACE ' DeLeon,iTe: April Hon. Otis Miller. Anson, Texas. • ..jii»,^;? Dear Friend; -'' -1'' Your letteEX^rec,eH Thanks a lot for everytbi Mr. Russell. was^'here^iJ^^ week, but I did- -not^ji with him. . , Everything over in this sectioni l^-go^the.t job done in regard^,tog®^^ circulars. I, selepted^f young ladies to them for me, as I,thotUKli| woiild be better than, boys. I have talU^dJo people, from the -TJ*«.« tricts.. I.thihk Mr.. Russell'sLvea ithis year. - " fabojit pu J ;