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Panola Watchman, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1944, Carthage, Texas Our Motto: "Ceaseless Industry, Fearless Investigation, And Unfettered Thought" Only Newspaper Published In Panola County, Dedicated To The People's Interest PROVIDING '.For Panola County To- day; PLANNING >f F o r a greater County r Tomorrnv! "SEVENTY YEARS OF SOLID SERVICE' 1000 Fighting men read thii newspaper every week in all theatres of operations. t Seventy-First Year. CARTHAGE, PANOLA COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1944. Number 51. Ramblm; with MATTHEWS "DRESS SHOP is al- !rcad> 111 gay Christinas attire. The windows in this popular store have been cleverly and attractively ar- ranged with the decorations that lend to cast reflection on the hqjiday "-pint Wo hope our city displays a i warm holiday mood this season, for in talking with many at the fellows in the service, we find lhat they -want, to spend a furlough at borne during the Yulclide in an atmosphere of goodwill, friendship, and good cheer. I We all realize that our thoughts are muchly at the fronts, and many of hearts are praying for the boys who are carrying the burden on the battlefronts. But many of the SPIV icemen who have already per- formed valiant service overseas are beginning to return homo. For them, and for the other servicemen, and the younger set, who have known only war-timo Xmases we feel like a dis- play of the holiday spirit is in order. Tho editor talked with Ii. C. DBN- NARD 'Monday, and he told us that bis community was over-the-top in the current War Loan drive. It seems that CARL MARSHALL and HER- MAN devoted less than a day to the campaign and secured more than their community's assigned quota. Also talked with W. B. MANGHAM, TIho Jjlhad over-subscribed the assigned The Bulldogs lost the Bi- dislricl championship contest played in Huntsvillc the other night by a score of 13-0. The night was a bad one for football with a driving rain falling throughout the day and the field was iu bad condition, according to those, who made the trip to Iluntr.- ville. Some fans were of the oi inion that tho Bulldogs might have won the contest bad they been permitted to play on a dry field. MRS. The editor received a personal let- ter this week from MRS. VAN DORN HOOKER; Austin, Texas. She inform- ed us of tho new address of her soil. SGT. VAN D. HOOKER, who is now somewhere overseas. LITTLE VAN, or SGT. HOOKER says the paper is coming through to him fairly regu- larly. India Is a long way from Car- thage, and we are glad that the "Ole Reliable Is going over even fairly regularly. M11I3. HOOKER also men- tioned the recent controversy between tho Texas University Board of Reg- ents and Dr. Rainey. In a portion of hor letter she wrote: "I'm sure you have soon much in Ihe papers about the University controversy. To mo it is one of the most damaging things that has been done to Education in Texas in the history ot the Univer- sity. The mile-long demonstration or parade by tho student body was most impressive. Never have I seen such group, -strong, conduct them- selves with such dignity and serious- ness; parents whoso cbildron were in It have cause to feel proud ot the way they have acted. They are seri- ous and determined. I'm afraid we older ones underestimate lhe.se qual- ities In our young men and women. They return to classes Ibis week, but lueler protest. So MRS. HOOKER, a dignifed and highly refined person herself concurs In the opinion of Iho other outstand- ing elllsions of Texas on the Univer- sity controversy. Wo appreciated hor letWr and remarks therein. Perhaps Uio groin majority of Pa- jiota comUlims who road daily news- and listen ,to tho radio news- awaro 'of the fact that Is Romolhlng wrong down in JAimUii, Toxns botwfion tho Board of find the' former University im. IIOMKIl RAiNEY. Tho IIM tried to ...Intelligently fol- >law Iho controversy and wo havo nr- at tho conclusion that the tOoutliHieil on umt'o Ii) TRIBUTE The following letter, a tribute to the lato J. E. Bowen, Jr., was written to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Boweu by Joan daughter of Jlev. and Mrs. L. A. McKinney, our city. The let- 'tur: "We were shocked to hear on the morning of November 1-i, of tlie death of J. E., our schoolmate, and friend. We realize that never again will .we bo privileged to see his warm smile, sparkling brown eyes, or engage him in friendly ban- ter. For he is gone from us physi- cally, but never will his memory fade from our hearts. His continual cheerfulness and friendliness were a constant source of inspiration to us. As I stood at his coffin, gazing down upon his features, now cold and silent, I raised my eyes toward Hea- ven and saw another J. and with that sparkle in his eyes. I seemed to see his spirit ris- ing toward Heaven and the voice of God saying: "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Thou has! spread cheer, goodwill, and friendli- ness throughout the kingdom." As 1 stood there, 1 looked again upon the body ipft behind. ''J. E. is not I "His soul is soaring higher God and his memory will be forever enshrined in our lieuris." The sphinx stands watch over the desert of death and remains silent when -we ask, may we say in our tierces, "Thy will be Walker Advocates Early Shopping Department's "Shop Now! Mail In November" campaign is good -but needs to be hotter, according to Post- master General Frank C. Walker. "Extraordinary wartime conditions face us, Mr. Walker said. "Unless more people buy and mail this month the Postal service cannot do its job of delivering all Christmas gifts on time. "It is not pleasing to us to have to asli the American people to mail packages so Tar in advance of the de- livery date. We do so only because ii has lo he done. The job la a tre- mendous one, but are confident Hint it will be done "because we know from experience that given sound reasons Americans cooperate magni- ficently. "Unprecedented shortages of man power and transportation facilities growing out of the war compel early mailing. The Postal Service has giv- en experienced employees to the armed forces and rnllrond xvorkers have gone to war. Equally serious is the fact that rail- and other transport facilities are taxed to the limit with the great burden ot war traffic which all of us know must lake precedence. "In a great number of our post offices the mnn power situation is critical. The 200.000 extra workers j whom wo normally recruited to ban- j die the swollen 'Christmas volume mail wore able lo work long hours of overtime and to do heavy -work. This cannot be expected from the women and high school boys and girls to whom in large part we must look lliis year to meet the situation. "Tho way In which everyone re- sponded In making it -possible for us 1.0 handle a volume of par- cels for tho armed forces overseas leaves no doubt in my mind that the November Christmas mailing will be equally pucvesaful. 1 ask for the help of the press, radio, business advertis- ers, civic groups and all Americans in malting; it possible for the 1'oatal Ser- vice to do Its work. "Wo urge everyone to buy now, mail in November and marie gifts 'Do Not Open Until Christmas'. The editor's family received the following letter from Pfc. Lee R. Mc- Knight this week: iSomcwhere in France Mr. Estes and Family Carthage, Texas Just a few lines to say hello anc- le how I enjoy reading the Ole Reliable Panola Watchman that my wife sends me every week. Hope this finds you and family well and enjoying life. For myself 1 am o.k., but it is plenty of hell over here. I am assigned at present to a hospital train. We pick up wounded men and bring them back to .hospi- tals. Awful dangerous buU don't mind it at all. We are on a trip now you can tell by the writing; the train is moving. I have visited Paris and Cherbourg. Also have been other places where our town boys have" lost their lives. We have a long and hard fight ahead before it will all be over on this side. Lots of pitiful sights to be seen. Now I must close. AVish you all A Merry Xmas. Your friend, LEE ROY MCKNIGHT FUNERAL RITES CONDUCTED FOR THEODORE MACON Mrs. Gilmer Gives Book Reviews Funeral services wore hold for Tueadore Macon Mov. 21, 1944 .it Bethel church, Snar, T.'xas. Services were conducted by Rev. "L. Hub- bard, pastor of the Nazarene church of 'Carthage. Tlieador Macou was born Nov. 1010, and passed' from this life Nov. 20, 1944 at 4 a. m. He is survived by his mother and rather, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Macon; one brother, TJewey Macon; one sister, Irene Macon. He was1 a member of the Baptist church at Ira, Texas LAST RITES FOR MRS. L. GRAFTON Mr. and Mrs. Turner Crawford o'f Henderson 'visited Mr. and Mrs. John Noal this week. Ernest Do Shong, llallas, was a business visitor to tho county hist week-end. Mrs. nilly TCsj Jones And Mrs. Monroe Harbor little dauKhlor, Edith Joan, are tpondlng the week end ivialtliiE rcUtlrev In Houston, ITcxris. Mrs. Julia Morrow Gilmer o f Shreveport gave a lecture and book review on "France and Frence Nov- els" Triday afternoon .at the First Methodist Church with the Carthage White, chrysanthemums, tube roses and baby's breath in golden urns were placed at either side of tlie platform. Mrs. I. I. Reeves played organ numbers before and after the lecture. Mrs. Philip B. Koonce, president of the club, introduced Mrs. Morrow, saying bow fortunate, the club and guests were to be able to hear such a distinguished speaker. Mrs. Gilmer began by telling of there being1 much controversy about the position of France in the WHS', and asking that we do not France too harshly. She said that the' best way to understand the French people was through fiction and not fact. She told of reading some of the best book.s in order to tell us what they said about, the French people and bow they described the war years. Mrs. Gihner first reviewed "Sam- onie" which is a story of a .peasant girl. "Cloudless tho second novel, was of the sophisticates. "The Siknce of the Sea" was a most in- teresting short novel. The fourth book, "Fair Stood the Wind for was reviewed at length and very ably done, for we felt as though we really see the characters as Mrs. Gilmer depicted them. Sho asked that, we read, "A Plea for 'France" which is in the Nov. 3 is- sue of Life Magazine, and she also mentioned an article" Franco Lives Again" which is in Harpers 'Maga- zino. Mrs. John C. Brown and Mrs. 15. C. Clahatigh were hostesses for the social hour. Tbo guests were invited into the banquet room, which was decorated in the Thanksgiving motif. A large basket ot fruit wns used as tho centerpiece and was flanked by caudles in candelebra. A large ipunip- kln was used on top a bookcase and a large cushaw on top tho piano. Mrs. C. S, Mooro, Mra. 'Billy Clahaugh and Mrs. D. T. Allison assisted in serving buffet stylo coffee, canapes, cookies, salted nuts and candles to about fifty guests. Out-of-town guests attending were: Mrs. huclllo Rood of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; Mrs. F. R. Parker and Mrs. Charles M. Burnett of 'Center; Maui'lno Baker ot Houston; and Miss Walla 11. Morritt of .liio'! Exten- sion Service, College Station, Texas. Clara llnnynrd, Ollmcr, visited friends in Carlbngo over tho week- end. Mrs. Lillian Collins Crafton was 6, 1900 and died Nov. V, 11144 of a short illness in Tri-State hospital in Shreveport. She was married to Fate Grafton, Jan. 20, 1919, who proceeded be in death by four years. To this union three children were born. Mrs. Leon nail, Galveston, Texas. Joe Alice and James Ray of Carthage. She also leaves her parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Collins, One sister. Mrs. 'Calvin Ritter and two brothers, Elzie and Wilburn. She united, with the hopewell Bap- tist Church early iu life and lived a very devoted Christian life to the lime of hor passing. The pallbearers were her, friends from the two'Baptist churches of her comniiijiity. The. funeral- service was 'with Ekvwlhorn in charge'. AAA Committeemen To Be Elected For 1945 Mv. and Mrs. Z. 11. Tlowdpn wore iriieala of Mr. nml Mra. Weldon Uoevca over tho ifook-ciul, The time designated for electing AAA 'Committeemen to serve in is P.- M., December 13, 1944. On this day farmers will go to their respective communities to elect Com- munity committeemen and a delegate to the County Convention who will in turn elect the County Committee- men, it was announced by Wallace V. Ingram. County AAA Chairman. Producers in the county are being mailed a schedule of the election in each community. .The fanners elected at these meet- ings will bo responsible for insuring maximum benefits to farmers of their communities for the many programs and activities of the Agricultural Ad- justment Agency. Tho work of local commiiteenien includes explaining AAA practices, certifying applica- tions for payment, assisting with storage and loan programs and work- ing on the disposition of surplus war property. More important than anything else, 'Mr. Ingram, County AAA Chairman point.s out, tho organized effort made possible by tho elected farmer com- mlltceincn puts American agriculture in a position to act quickly and unit- edly in tho reconversion to peace, just as'it mado agriculture In first in effectively adjusting to the needs of war. All farm or women will take part in the program in 1945 arc eligible to vote in com- munity elections, in addition to elect- ing community Committeemen, the meetings also will name delegates to a county convention to be bold later to elect county committee-men. Plans arc being mndo for a full dis- cussion of tho vital problems facing agriculture during the coining year. Iu emphasizing the importance of full nltendanco at Uio election meet- ings, Mr. Ingram quotes N. E. Dndd, national AAA Chief: "These elections, much the same local school elections) and like tm> town meetings of other days, consul- Into a real democracy In action. Wllli tho approach of peace, AAA elections lake on a now significance. H Is more Important than ever to hare tho beat men available on AAA committees. The solving of farm problems at Ibis BlagB of tho war ami those that fnc.e tho nation from here on out will re- quire the best possible) leadership and the full participation of Farm Telephone Service To Be Improved After War A joint committee of representa- tives of Bell and independent operat- ing telephone companies throughout, the United States has been formed to advance the nationwide postwar pro- grams which the various telephone companies have been working on in- dividually to extend and improve farm telephone -service, it was an- nounced today. Co-chairmen of the committee are John P. Boylan, president of the United -States Independent Telephone Association, the national organization of the thousands of independent tele- phone companies, and Keith S. Mc- Hugh, vice president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, representing the Bell operating com- panies. "Rural telephone service is more highly developed in this country, un- der the American system of private enterprise, than in a.ny other country in the Mr. Boylan und Mr. 'McHugh said today in a statement issued by them for the committee. "However, it is by no means as high- ly developed as we in the industry want to see it, and the industry in tends to do everything in its .power to provide niore'-J.service-, and bottei ?.if-JLje, "Si a cpst ,wnicb "Since operating telephone com- panies throughout the 'Whole country have been working on this problem, a representative joint committee has been formed consisting of a ni'mber of their most experienced officials. We believe that the application of new facilities and methods which were under development by the in- dustry before the demands of war in- terrupted our research and construc- tion program will help to bring tele- phone servec to many new farm cus- tomers. As soon as war demands are reduced, we propose to resume and expand our research effort and, along with it, the intensive program for extending farm service, nbich wan being carried on before the outbreak of boslilities. "Over one-half million milos of telephone pole lines serving rural areas have already been built so that more than two-thirds of all rural families in the United States can bo served from existing lines. Since 1935 more than fiOO.OOO additional fam- ilies in rural areas have become tele- phone increase ot 35 per cent. One of the major objectives is to continue this upward trend by making the service over existing lines increasingly valuable- and at- tractive. This the industry intends to do to the limit of its ability. "A second major objective is to ex- tend service at reasonable cost to familk-s not. now reached by existing lines. Telephone industry research in the last several years has success- fully developed new construction materials and methods which sub- stantially lower tho cost of building wlro lines to areas not previously reached. In addition, work was slart- cd by thi! industry in 1038 to develop practical system of transmitting telephone conversations over e-lcclric power lines. A similar system can be usnd over telephone lines to increiiuie their capacity. This Mi-called rural carrier system transmits A very frequency current over the wires. From 111-10 on, experiments with this system for telephone servico ovr rural power lines weirc, carried for- ward In a cooperative effort of Bell Telephones Laboratories and the Rural Electrification Administration. Before this work was Interrupted by tho war, it was clear that a suitable system of this kind could bo produc- ed. "One practical effect of thcso de- velopments la to make It physically possible to furnish telephone nurrlce wherever there are rural power linos and no telephone linos. Tho telophono companies plan, In cooperation with rtEA. co-operatives and with power (Continued on Page f) Chairman Bill Russell Asks Full Cooperation of People Conversation turns those dnys to the ISixth War Loan drive. Panola county is in the midst ot the current, campaign, to assigned quota and even over-sub- scribe the quota. Chairman Bill Russell has desig- nated the two local banks and all postoffices in the county a-s the prop- er places to purchase bauds. He In laying particular stress on the buying of the bonds known as Series S. The Series E bonds are the onea meant for the man on the ateet, who lias ?1S.75 or more to inrest, and a. largo part of the county quota, or J1GO.OOO to -be specific in .these tyjrt bond sales is being sought in th.8 drive. The total county quota', accordlne to -Russell amounts to Thy drive will continue until the assigned quota is reached. t Work committees 'have been select-, ed and school districts .have been as- signed allotments. Progress has been reported this week In ;tnany commun- ities. It is now thought that this .will be widely over-subsertbed, yet, over-confidence can destroy the true aim of the drive. Just because we supposed to get. J3G5.000 U no reason all purchases should, atop, whan that figure is reached. The war ia still yejry muchly on. la Europe and with and' sooner the American- people retreat from their apparent position of com- placency and get their hearts back itt this fight lo a final finis the better off our fighting men, our country, and the personal of us all here on the home front irlll.be. Mrs. Corinne Cook Addresses Meet In New York Signs of a break Tithin the Demo- cratic Party in Texas bare been wide- ly manifest, although the fToxana still remain loyal to the party, Mrs. Corino Neal Cook declared in Ro- chester, New York, when she address- ed a mtieling there recoutrj. Neal Estcs, publisher of The Pa- iiola Watchman received a letter con- taining the announcement of Mrs. Cook's address from tho Mosquito publisher over the week-end. Mrs. Cook has boon risiting num- erous friends in New York state fur the past, several days and reports a wonderful time. She is expected to arrive back in Texas about December first. Urs. Cook, spoke before the Wes- tern iNlew York Newspaper Publish- ers Association in Hotel Sonera. Texans, she said, in the main are strongly for state's rights. She ack- nowledged, in an interview proceed- ing her address, hearing reports of a movement to coalesce Northern anil Southern anti-New Deal forces but said the plan had not materialized to- date in her section of the stute. Mm. Cook accomparic-d and Mrs. Merit! Lamina ot Bath, X.' Y, ivith whom she la visiting, to tba meeting. Local Stores Will Observe Nov. 30 As Thanksgiving Tbo majority of in county -will be closed Tembor 30th, to obsorro Th.-inliMgiT- lnK. Tbo stores elected to kufcn tv lust for the holiday ol tho earlier Thanksgiving Day "oc- laimcd Inat week bj presidential proc- lamation. GOT. Summon >roclalmc4 both Alro. .7. A. Knight Tisllid ker ter Shrcrnnort 1ml Mr, und Mrs. Alton Stunfonl ant (Inughlor Tlnlted rolatlrtt trlcndi lo our
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