Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 325, Ed. 1 Monday, April 18, 1938

Up Reveals
Than Average
Food Practices
■ Upon completion of a food
habit survey of students in the
fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh
grades of the Sweetwater and
Noldn county schools, Miss
ESrrtjHWne-Fraziei', nutritionist
witlt*"the health unit, contacted
1,11$; children to find their
health questionnaires above
most schools in nutrition.
Children were seen in the
following schools: John IT. Rea-
gan* rt p. Cowen. Philip Nolan.
Biackwell, Highland, Hylton,
Bospoe, Brownlee and Ada.
Health habit questionnaires
were, filled out by the pupils.
eacJa giving the amounts of
food eaten the day before the
survey was conducted.
To reach a record, the follow-
ing standards of good nutrition
were used in scoring the incli
viduals: three glasses of milk or
more, two vegetables, two fruits
one egg daily.
Have Enough Milk
A.pproxiraately 50 per cent of
the total number had enough
milk, vegetables and eggs the
day before the survey. Only 34
per oent were found to have
eaten enough fruit: 88 per cent
of the children had some milk;
76 per cent some vegetables and
08 per cent some fruit.
Miss Frazier believes that on
the whole these percentages are
good, as compared with other
school populations. In one school.
Brownlee, the number of child-
ren having enough milk was
100 per cent.
'•It is to be taken into ac-
count that those results can be
used only as an estimate of the
food habits of the children. On
the other hand, it is a pretty
fair estimate inasmuch as the
children did not know before-
hand of (he survey. Further-
more. the total number, 1.11-1.
was sufficient to take care of the
variations within the group ,
said the nutritionist.
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heavier in the north and north-
west part of the county. All of
Scurry received a good rain, it
was reported.
Wide Strip Of Hail
The strip hit by the hailstorm
was estimated to have been sev-
eral miles wide. The hailstones
were small and little damage is
expected. There was no wind
At Gail, in Borden county, ,:iT
of afl inch of rain was recorded.
It \VSs general over Borden.
There was little hail.
The rain extended north to
the Cap Rock. Post reported
heavy show< r -.
Colorado to the west reported
little rain, hut the southern pai l
of Mitchell county received a
half inch of rain. There was
some hail, especially near
Itan and Westbrook, where hea-
vy rain was likewise reported.
NEA Correspondent
order that a million and a half
fertile acres of the St. Francis
Valley in Missouri and Arkan-
sas may be protected from flood,
this whole town faces a com-
pulsory "moving day". When
the witters Ijack ujy to, full
depth behind the Wappapello
Dam, Greenville will be far un-
der water.
Not only this drowsy little
town itself, with its 800 peo-
ple, but between :1000 and 1000
others hi Lhe nearby valley
must seek new homes.
True, the government is buy-
ing out all these people at fig-
ures generally regarded as fair.
But it is not so easy to pull
up, lock, stock and barrel and
seek a new life elsewhere when
most of a long life has been
spent in a quiet little town like
Three Years' Grace
The $16,000,000 that is going
into the Wappapelo Dam will
start flowing this summer, but
it will be almost three years be-
fore the new lake covers the
valley with a 220-mile sheet of
water that will rival the Lake
of the Ozarks as a recreation
spot. This gives the people of
Greenville plenty of time to con-
sider what to do.
But there is a further pro-
blem. Much of the entire coun-
ty of Wayne will be flooded, and
Greenville is the present county
seat. A new town must be
chosen for its place, or possibly
what remains of the county may
be annexed to other adjoining
counties. The nearby town of
Williamsville, 12 miles away,
is attempting 10 persuade the
Greenvillians to move there in a
Greenville is proud of its
new centralized school. built
for SI 16.000 with WPA help on-
ly a few yeyrs ago. But water
from the new dam will rise
above the present level of its
roof, making it useless before
the $20,000 jn bonds on it have
been paid off.
Materials from this building
and the $60,000 brick courthouse
may be salvaged and used in
relocating the buildings else-
where. but this has not yet been
definitely decided.
Most of the houses in the
area to be flooded will lie simply
razed for junk lumber.
More Problems
Houses and land can be paid
for. but that is again not the
whole problem raised by such
projects as Wappapello.
What of Dr. John Wagner,
who for 28 years has been min-
istering to the community's
sick and delivering its babies?
When his patients scatter in
many directions he is faced with
rebuilding his practice.
What of business men like F.
[ !!. Rllinghouse. publisher o^ the
local paper, who has been build-
ing it up for 25 years as an
j integral part of the community?
His subscribers and his adver-
tisers will both vanish at once.
What about Mrs. Susie Scott
Leaf-Worms Claused Danevang lo
Become Cooperative Community
Leaf-worms caused Danevang to
become a co-operative commu-
nity in 1904, and its 125 citizens
have prospered since.
Miss Helgar .lenson. who
teaches the community's child
ren, says Danevang was estab-
lished in 18!)4 by Danish immi-
grants from Denmark and north-
ern parts of the 11 nit eel Stales.
Danevang means "Danish Mea-
The immigrants settled on an
area of 24,000 acres, or 28 square
miles, to carve a living from
Wharton county soil. With ex-
ception of a few Germans, six
of various nationalities, the pop-
ulation of Danevang is Danish.
For 10 years, the farmers were
individualists. Then came the
leaf-worm scourge, the insects
eating and destroying crops.
The Danevang people pooled
their resources and brought poi-
son to stamp out tho infestation.
The plan yorked so well that
they extended it to other eco-
nomic phases of their lives.
Today, they form a co-opera-
tivestyHlch runs a general store,
twrojiotton gins, a fire insur-
ance company, a telephone sys-
tem, a welding and blacksmith
shop, community house and
other enterprises.
Miss Jenson says Danevang's
Ladies' Aid Society is typical of
the community. Besides carry-
ing on Danish Lutheran mis-
sion work, the society promotes
••There'll lie plenty of water
soon," Mrs. Kd Chilcutt. wife of
the courthouse janitor, seems to
be rellectiiiir. above, as she
draws water from a well which
one day will be completely in-
undated. On the riKht, Joe Lewis
and his wile and son are "jiisl
waiting" until the water comes
to cover their weather-beaten
home, .loe is : carpenter, hiu!
there's no carpentering to he
done in Greenville these days.
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'Works Fingers To Bone' For
Wife, Awarded $75 Alimony
Louis Leo Kramer, bearded
poet-bohemian, was awarded $75
a month temporary alimony af-
ter he testified he had "worked
his fingers to the bone" keeping
house for his wife. Dr. Isabelle
Hester Perry Kramer, cancer
research expert of the Univer-
sity of California. •
In Reno, however, Dr. Kram-
er was awarded a divorce de-
cree in a private hearing on

When the Wappapello Dam on Hie St. Iranris liver is completed this modern consolidated school
at Greenville. Mo., will be worthless. o>r waters backed up liv the dam will rise to a level indicated h\
the dotted line. The school, built with \\ 1W help, rest SI IK,00(1. and $30,000 worth of bonds are still
omslui.din.K. ISut like the rest ol Greenville it is doomed to extinction.
pensions for aged preachers,
cares for ex-sailors and repairs
church property.
Reading Club I'ormcd
The Tylvten, or "Twelve", is
Danevang's reading club whose
memberships are a sought-after
honor. The club selects and ni*
ders books from Denmark year-
ly for circulation from one fam-
ily to another until year-end
when they are sold to buy more
There are only three private
enterprises within the 28 square
miles—two grocery stores and a
filling station. Danevangians
make their living principally by
raising cotton—6,808 hales in
Guiding farming affairs are
seven directors whose manage-
ment in the last 16 years has
reaped dividends totaling $115,-
000. The cotton gin. built in
1027 for $32,000, has paid for
itself fourfold.
Residents preserve Old Coun-
try customs. They have festi-
vals at the community house,
sing Danish songs and attend
square and folk dances. Child-
ren attend state schools in the
winter and the community's!
Danish parochial school in the
"We never start co-operative
enterprises until we have plen-
ty of capital," said Miss Jenson.
The current topic of discus-
sion at the community house is
rural electrification.
Watson, who has run the local
hotel for .'50 years? No more
traveling men will come to
Greenville, because there won't
be any more Greenville.
There is little complaint about
the prices lhe government is
offering for town property, but
some of the farmers in the
richer bottom lands which pro-
duce corn crops as good as 100
bushels to the acres are dissatis-
fied. A few of I hem are facing
condemnation soils after refusal
lo sell at the price proposed.
Much of the 25,000 acres of
farm land in the reservoir area
will not be continually under
water. When water is lowered
at the dam, lhe river will scar-
cely be over its banks at Green-
l-iut when water is being stor-
ed. it will gradually rise until
it reaches lhe level of the sec-
ond floor of lhe courthouse, and
a point now well above the
school roof. So the government
is taking no chances of later
suits for damages, but is simp-
ly buying all the land in the
One More Harvest
Practically all farmers are
putting out a crop for 1038,
knowing that they sire sure
of at least one more harvest'be-
fore the water begins to rise.
But the town itself, a sleepy
backwater for many years,
stopped any forward progress
in 1020 when talk of a dam first
was started. Nobody wanted to
undertake new enterprises in a
community which might vanish
short l.v.
But nothing, not even cer-
tain doom, can paint an entire-
ly black picture. Certain resi-
dents are planning for Green-
ville this fall a gigantic "home
coming", inviting all former re-
sidents to come back for a fare-
well look at the old familial-
scenes before they vanish for-
ever under the rising waters of
the pent-up St. Francis.
AUGUSTA. Me. — (UP) —
Last year was "Bobcat year'' in
the Pine Tree state. Slaughter
of 700 cats cost the state about.
$11,000. The legislature reduced
the ijounty from $20 to $15 in
1035 when 911 bobcats wer <
Brother Local Man Wins
International Recognition
International recognition has
been given Merritt Mauze.v. a
former Sweetwater resident,
and the brother of District.
Judge A. S. Mauzey, for his oui-
standing ability and talent as an
Mr. Mauzey moved from
Sweetwater to Dallas about 12
years ago where he is in the
cotton business. His three paint-
ings, all of a series of cot ion
pictures, have won wide acclaim
and considerable money.
For his picture, "Neighbor.-"
be won first place and Sioo,
"Lord and Master" one of I lie
series of a family group won
acclaim as did "Cotton Com-
press." an oil depicting the
pressing of cotton into smaller
There were approximately 700
Texas artists competing in ilie
recent state-wide eonle-t, of
which Merritt Mauzey was fir I
place winner.
In the Friday issue of the I >al
las News the following ariicle
"International recognition ol
an unusual sort is about to he
achieved by a Dallas artist, Mer-
ritt Mauzey. who until a year
ago had not appeared on the
local art horizon. In the Cot ion
Trade Journal's May issue, its
international edition going to
thirty-two foreign countries,
there will be reproduced a se-
ries of ten paintings by Maii:-;ey
on the theme of cotton from
the preparation of the soil to
the exporting of the bales,
l ive will be in color (one on
the cover), the others in black
and white. Several, of these nave
been seen in exhibitions dur-
ing the last year, 'Cotton Pick-
ers,' No. 6 in the series, having
been in the eighth annual Al-
lied Arts show, which, inci-
dentally, was the artist's initial
" 'Cotton Gin' and Cotton
Yard' shown in the Pan-.-\meri
can exhibition, continued the
sequence. Two earlier ones are
in the current Allied ArtsMiow
preparing the soil or 'Neighbors'
to give it its title and Cotton
I in Bloom.' First in the series
I as a sort of prelude is 'Cotton
I Stalk.' placed with two minia-
ture bales on a window ledge
I With a field in the background.
I Others include 'Cotton Plant-
ing,' 'Cotton Choppers,' 'Cotton
Compress.' and 'Cotton Export.'
All of these paintings were made
from actual sketches on the spot
and while they are realistic
they are not photographic in
any sense of the word.
"A native Texan, Mr. Mauzey
has lived in Dallas for the last
dozen years, lie is in the cot-
ton business as a profession,
painting only as an avocation.
While he has dabbled in it most
of his life, his really serious
work began about five years
ago when he was already past
30. He studied briefly with
Frank Klepper and John Knott,
but most of Ids training has
come through absorbing all he
could from visiting art museums
and painting every opportunity
he had—nights and <tn Sun-
days. As a result he has turn-
ed out hundreds of sketches,
some good, some poor, and a
great many excellent paintings.
The work that he has done on
his own is much the best. He
has evolved a certain style, aca-
demic in principle but not al-
together in effect, which is cog-
ently individual.
"All of his subject matter is
typically Texas from the Gulf
of Mexico to White Rock Lake
and autumn on Turtle Creek
boulevard. What few faults of
technique Mr. Mauzey has are
far overshadowed by his sin-
cerity and an innate ability
at expressing himself convinc-
ingly and appealingly. Besides
oil Mr. Mauzey does some etch-
ing. Two of his drypoints on cot-
ton themes will be reproduced
in the Cotton Trade Journal, al-
so. For a man who works at
being an artist only as a hobby,
he is enormously successful and
his accomplishments cannot be
dismissed lightly. Mr. Mauzey
can go places."
San Jose Mission *
Mill Restored
The mill of San Jose Mission,
buried under the dust of a cen-
tury and long forgotten, has
been restored to its original
Existence of the mill, which
historians say was buiit by the
Franciscan monks prior to the
erection of the mission itself,
was not known until four years
ago. It is believed to have been
the source of food for tVie work-
ers who constructed the mission.
When excavators employed
by the San Antonio Conserva-
tion Society stumbled upon rock
sluice pit on the south side
of the mission, they believed
they had found the entrance of
a tunnel connecting San .lose
with other missions. Explora-
tion, however, established it as
an ancient mill for grinding
Ernst Schuehnard. a milling
engineer, did research work to
establish the mill as one of the
type common in Spain in the
18th century. He volunteered to
rebuild the mill machinery, and
recently completed work on it.
The mill appears now as it
did in the days of the Francis-
can friars. Its reconstruction is
a part of the work of restoring
the city's historic landmarks,
begun some 25 years ago by the
conservation society.
Group Wants Aid
In Boll worm Fight
—Texas wont on record as sup-
porting a bill pending in con-
gress to appropriate funds for
control of the pink boll worm.
The cotton insect control sub-
committee of the statewide cot-
Ion committee in a meeting at
A. & M. college voted to ask
Texas congressmen and depart-
ments of agriculture in other
states to support the bill.
Beer and Short Orders
and Plate Lunches
101 Oak SI.
Mack Lamm
Groceries ami Meats
"Open Early and Late"
luii Oak St.
charges of extreme cruelty and
Jesse A. Mueller, the poet's
attorney, said he would take
immediate steps to have the
Nevada divorce nullified.
Superior Judge Ward, who
awarded Kramer the alimony,
also directed that Dr. Kramer
pay $25 costs and $100 on ac-
count to her husband ponding
trial of his suit for separate
Kramer told Judge Ward that
under a pre-nuptial agreement
he was to do the house work
and Dr. Kramer was to earn
the living.
"1 worked my fingers to the
bone ironing, cooking and wash-
ing dishes," he said.
'To tfo good work, son,
you must fe*l good. For
instanco, watch out lor
constipation. Experi-
ence ha* taught mo to
dopend on all-vegetable
Black-Draught for
prompt, refreshing re-
lief. My advice is try
Black-Draught tonight!"
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. Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 325, Ed. 1 Monday, April 18, 1938. Sweetwater, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth290339/. Accessed January 25, 2015.