The Nocona News (Nocona, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, April 14, 1939 Page: 2 of 8
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R L. PERRY, Editor and Publisher
1* Montague County, $1.50; Out of Montague County, $2.00
By Julian Capers, Jr.
AUSTIN Going »nt<> the home-
stretch of the last month of the |
customary 120-<luy regular session.:
the Legislature this week prepared,
for a showdown in the immediate•
future on the question of raising
money for social security. Unex-
pected reversal by the Senate of
its previous action revived the
sates tax constitutional amendment
plan, which most observers had
believed was finally deud. The issue
now is clearly between a constitu-
tional amendment ami a tax bill;
and also between a sales tux and
some other form of levy. Pending
bills and resolutions in both House
and Senate make it possible for the
solons to go either route. A com-
prehensive omnibus tax bill by a
targe group of House anti-sales
taxers proposes levies on about 30
commodities, some of them sales-
taxes in form, but not of a gen-
eral sales tax nature. In the Senate,
revival of the sales tax resolution,
which was passed to engrossment
with 21 votes, enough to insure its
final passage, was regarded as a
political precautionary move, which
would leave the Senate with a
chance to clear its political skirts
in ease the House produces no tax
legislation. There was considerable
doubt whether any constitutional
amendment, or any sales tax levy,
would ever get through the House,
but both Houses have reversed
themselves so unpredietably on the
lax question that the shrewdest ob-
servers of legislative trends were
extremely wary about committing
themselves on predictions.
Gov. O’Daniel, apparently learn-
ing a lesson from the extremely
Lad reaction his “fighting” talk
aroused in both houses two Sundays
ajco. didn’t mention the legislation
or the tax question in his Easter
Sunday broadcast, but stuck to a
“sweetness and light” program of
bymns. poems and banjo harmony.
West Seems Sunk
Close observers here this week
were speculating on who Gov.
O’Daniel’s next nominee for High-
way Commission chairman might
be. with Mrs. theta Culp Hobby,
wife of the former Governor, of
Houston, frequently mentioned. In-
siders declared James M. West,
the Houston multi-millionaire oil-
man. would fail of confirmation,
if a vote is taken. Many believed
he would withdraw, in the face of
bitter opposition aroused by his
wealth, his activity in behalf of
Republican Candidate Alf Landon,
and the enmity which has grown
out of the battle on the Texas
Tech Board of regents over election
of a president for that institution.
West is a member of the Tech
board. Although West's name was
favorably regarded at first, revela-
tion of his political activity has
aroused bitter resentment among
many Senators, and his opponents
claim sufficient votes to block con-
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Insurance Gyp Curbed
The Legislature this week armed
the Department of Insurance with
a weapon which it has sought for
years, to end one of the most scan-
dalous abuses in Texas, when it
passed a bill tightening regulation
of mutual assessment insurance
companies, burial societies ami sim-
ilar insurance groups. The bill per-
mits the Department to name a
conservator and take charge of the
affairs of such organizations when
they fail to "pay off.” Many hon-
estly managed mutuals and burial
clubs have given protection to a
large number of Texans, but a
few crooked operators have for
years practiced a "racket” under
which thousands of poor Texans,
both negroes and whites, have been
"milked” of thousands of dollars
for worthless “life insurance." The
bill underwent two days of bitter
debate in the House, but finally
went over 123 to 3.
Oil Proration Row Rages
Who wrote the proration order
that drastically shut down produc-
tion in West and South Texas,
hiked East Texas allowable, ami
abolished Sunday shutdowns? This
question was being asked in Austin
this week-end, in the wake of the
bitter row which broke after the
order, signed by Railroad Commis-
sioners Lon Smith and Jerry Sad-
ler. brought hundreds of protesting
oilmen, bankers and business men
to Austin to protest. The order
was not written in the eapitol, but
in a downtown hotel, and was
brought to the Railroad Commis-
sion. signed and issued, with Com-
missioner Ernest Thompson, ad-
mittedly the best-posted man on
proration in Texas, ever having
seen or signed it. Later, Sadler and
Smith, weakening under the terrifi*
storm of protest, issued supple-
mental orders restoring about two
thirds of the cuts in the original
order, but they did not satisfy
Oilman Jim Abercrombie of Hous-
ton, who obtained a temporary in-
junction from Houston Federal
court, restraining enforcement of
the order in certain South Texas
fields. Abercrombie’s lawyers con-
tended there was not a scintilla of
evidence in the record at the last
proration hearing to support the
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Lawyers Will Govern Selves
Climaxing a six year fight, the
Legislature finally passed a self-
governing bar bill, under which
attorneys of Texas will govern
themselves. The bill permits the
Supreme Court to formulate rules
of practice, charges a X4. annual
fee to each attorney, provides a
method for initiative of rule chan-
ges by 10 percent of the bar, and
provides no lawyer may be dis-
barred without a court trial in his
home county. The attorneys con-
tend the law will raise the stand-
ards, and permit elimination of
crooks and shysters. The bill has
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• • •
Senate Goaa Silly
A new high in silly legislation |
was reached when the dignified ,
Senate, virtually without debate.)
passed a legal monstrosity spon-
sored by Eranklin Spears, of San
Antonio, permitting barbers to "get
together” and fix the prices of hair-
cuts and shaves, by a popular vote
among the barbers. Amendments
pegged the price of a haircut at
40 cents. Every lawyer in the
Senate, except Spears, questioned
the constitutionality of the bill,
but the bargees vote and talk to
lots of voting customers, and they*
brought a strong lobby to Austin
when the bill was in committee.
The first court test is expected to
knock the price-fixing haircut law
for a loop on constitutional
Drive On Loan Sharks
A big boost for the pending bill
to regulate loan sharks came when
County Attorney Paul Holt, of Aus-
tin, joined by Attorney General
Gerry Mann, obtained an injunc-
tion under the nuisance statute
against 19 loan brokers, which
practically tied them in a legal
knot. Mann announced the drive
would be taken into other large
cities, where the loan brokers
charging exorbitant interest rates,
have been doing a thriving busi-
ness. The pending law permits leg-
itimate loan companies to charge
service fees in excess of the present
legal 10 percent interest rat. but
prevents exorbitant charges on small
By Mrs. Ronald Hill
Bro. Winsted Cooper of Nocona
filled his regular appointment at
the Church of Christ Sunday.
Miss Norina Tipton. who is at-
tending school tn Fort Worth, spent
the week-end with her parents,
grandparents, and other relatives.
The junior and senior classes of
Spanish Fort went on a picnic Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard spent
the week-end in Denton as guests
of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Tompkins spent
the Easter holidays with Mr. Tomp-
kins’ mother. Mrs. Tompkin.-,. and
other relatives of Denton.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O'Neal are the
proud parents of a fine baby box
born one day last week.
Bro. and Mrs. Winsted Cooper and
children of Nocona spent the week-
end with Mrs. Cooper's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. W, W. Price.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Tucker
and daughter. Martha Carrol, and
Misses Min and Violet Howard and
Mrs. Corrine Walker were in Nocona
Miss Mildred Johnson, who is at-
| tending school at Decatur, was the
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Johnson and family, over the
The Baptist W. M. S. met at the
church Monday afternoon at 2
o’clock for their regular meeting.
We invite all who will to come and
be with us.
Misses Sibyl Brown. Earline Mor-
ris and Melba Creswell, teachers of
the Spanish Fort school, all spent
| the week-end in their homes.
Mrs. Ray Smith and children
spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Smith of Valley View one day last
Those spending the day with Mr.
and Mrs. R. G. Hill Sunday were
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Richardson and
daughters, Kate and Fannie, Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Richardson and
daughters. Deloris, all of Valley View
and Miss Sue Ellen and E. G. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Carrol McClennen
and little Miss Anna Dawson of
Prairie Point visited in Spanish Fort
Thursday of last week.
“The Happy Six’’ from Spanish
Fort rendered another program over
I the Gainesville broadcasting station
Mondax afternoon at 5 o’clock.
Several from here attended Sec-
ond Monday in Bowie Monday.
BY GEO. W. COX, M. D.
Texas State Health Officer
j Austin.—May first has been pro-
claimed May Day—Child Health Day
nationally by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, and State-wide by Gover-
nor W. Lee O’Daniel. The State
Department of Health has been
signaled as the offclal agency to
head the activities in Texas.
Dr. Geo. W. Cox. State Health
Officer, has stated that May Day is
in reality an entire week’s activity
centered on the health and welfare
of children. Every group in Texas
interested in children will hold
special meetings, clinics, and other
projects to promote public con-
sciousness of the development of
childhood, so that everyone will real,
ize that, “In the Health of its Chil-
dren lies the Future of Texas.”
Activities will vary in each com-
munity according to the existing
problems and facilities. Many towns
make this their chief activity of the
year and schools, churches, luncheon
clubs and women’s clubs will have
special programs. Merchants will
use special window displays of chil-
dren’s clothes, toys and health aids,
and carry special newspaper adver-
Thus is a splendid time for par-
ents to have their babies and chil-
dren Immunized against diphtheria,
smallpox and typhoid fever. A
thorough physical check-up is in
order and should be followed by
having corrections made of any
physical defects. May Day gives
you an opportunity to see that your
child has a proper start along life's
path and that proper safeguards are
See Perry Bros, for Job printing.
Oh H-5 Phone 70
Drive up for gas, and
enjoy our attendants'
Baptist W. M. U
Meets in Circles
By Mrs. A. A. Hollars
By Mrs. R. C. Vannoy
W. H. Admire and
Slagle filled his, regular
By Hettie Young
sons. Albert and
Mr. and Mrs. Allen
daughter of Illinois
Mrs. Will Houpt of
their mother. Mrs.
Lee of Chillicothe
Mrs. A. S. Phillips
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DON’T MISS THESE
* Roberson of
and Mrs. Steve
Opal. Bonnie. Thurman. Zona
Bell and Leslie Howard, who are at-
tending school in Denton, spent the
week-end with their parents. Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Howard.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Foster spent
the week-end visiting her parents in
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hawkins spent
the week-end visiting their children
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Admire of Fort
Werth. Mrs. Munce Phillips and
children of Quanah and Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Howard of Chillicothe
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See Perry Bros, for Job printing'.
Mrs. A. S. Phillips
‘Leto’s’ for Sore Gums
Superficial soreness can become
mighty trying. Druggists will return
your money if the first bottle of
All circles of the Baptist W. M. U. j
met in circles for mission study |
The Matron Circle met with Mrs. j
James Daugherty. Mrs. George L.'
Kegley led in discussion of a chap- |
ter from “Helping Others to Become
Christians.” The hostess served re-
freshments tc Mesdames Gibson,
Rucktashel, Kelley, Hclloway. Kegley.
Thrasher, Turner, and Daugherty.
The South Circle met with Mrs.
George Gwaltney and Mrs. C. R.
Teague taught the 3rd chapter of
the book. “Up From Zero.” Six
members were present and Mrs.
Gwaltney served delicious refresh-
ments to Mesdames Teague. Reed,
Hill. C. E. Menasco, and Simmons.
Every Baptist woman who can is
urged to attend the quarterly
sceiational woman's meeting
Ringgold next Monday.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Phillips
Bonita were entertained with a sur-
prise birthday dinner Sunday, April
9th. The occasion marked the 58th
birthday of Mrs. Phillips.
Among the guests to enjoy the
eventful day were their son, Muncie
Phillips and wife, and granddaugh-
ters. Evelyn. Loraine, and Kathleen
Phillips, all of Quanah: the daugh-
ter and husband. Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Admire of Fort Worth. Other close
relatives were Chick Howard and
Mrs. Pearl Lee. both of Chillicothe
and Mrs. Brunette Langford
W^E’RE CELEBRATING Kai-
” vinator’s 25th Anniversary—
with the moet tnarveloua refrig-
erator "buys” in our htetory.
Cotne in and tee thia gleaming-
white, streamlined new 1939 Kel-
vinator. It's revolutionary—years
ahead in features . . . with a new
family-planned interior that takes
away hours of drudgery from meal-
Let us tell you the amazing story
By Miss Evalena Fenoglio
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fenoglio spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. B. J. Fenoglio, and family of
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Glaketti and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Corado of Mon.
tague and Mrs. Grace Fenoglio
Dave Fenoglio of Byers were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
Mrs. Pete Giakettl.
Several from this community at-
tended Second Monday in Bowie.
Katie Lee Veretto spent Sunday
night with Miss Gladys Fenoglio of
Henry Fenoglio of Montague spent
Sunday with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Fenoglio, and family.
Clifton Brooks of Ryan. Okla., was
In this community Sunday visiting
Miss Ruby Fenoglio of Houston is
spending several days with her par-
ents. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fenoglio,
Alfred and Laar* Pauling were in
For fifty years Ballard'sSnow Liniment
has been the favorite for easing the
muscles made sore by over-work or toe
much exertion, strains, sprains, and
bruises. Get a 30c or 60c bottle and
keep it handy.
Nocona Drug Company
of Kelvinator’a naw cost-cutting* J|
Uiing current only 20 per cent of
the time, it supplies four acianriffa-
zonaa of cold . . . haa enough re- #
aerve power to equel 1,050 pmmdf
of ice a week!
Whatever you do—don’t fail to
take advantage of thia great Anni-
versary event. Come in and see 4
these big Kelvinator values. Do it
Those attending the Easter j
Pageant at Ringgold Sunday night 1
were Mr. and Mrs. Billy Miles, little j
Margaret Lee Crenshaw. Cecil Bay
Crenshaw, Mrs. W. B. Rich and
daughter, Bennie C., Jarrett Ket-
chum. Miss Edda Mae Price and
Mrs. R. C. Vanncy.
Miss Marguerite Miles spent the
week-end with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Miles.
Mrs. R. C. Vannoy spent Sunday
with Mrs. J. M. Hutson and Mrs. E.
A. Vannoy and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
family accompanied her
J. B. McCollom. to her
Mr. and Mrs John Latham. Mr.'
and Mrs. M. D. Ellis, Miss Eunice
Brown and Mr. Miller went to the j
Easter Pageant at Lawton, Okla.,,
Dr. and Mrs. P. P. Starr of Gaines-!
ville visited Mr. and Mrs. John
Latham Sunday afternoon.
____„. Cecil Parson of Luling, Texas, vis- j
Mrs. R. A. Buckley and Miss Vergie | ited his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Allen i
Noel were Noccna shoppers Tuesday, j Parson. Saturday night and Sunday.I
Mrs. R. C. Vannoy and daughter.
Mrs. Jesse Hewitt, and baby were
Nocona shoppers Tuesday.
Mrs. W. B. Rich and Miss Eva
Hood attended the bridal shower
given for the former Miss Iva Wil-
liams in Ringgold Monday.
Minister John Raymond filled his
appointment at the Church of Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hewitt visited
his brother. Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Hewitt, and family Friday night.
John Raspberry of Cement. Okla.,
visited Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Rich
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lowrie visited
her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford,
in Sherman Sunday.
L. A. Porter of Archer City visited
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Rich over the
Mr. and Mrs. Billie Miles and little
Margaret Lee Crenshaw attended
the egg hunt in Ringgold Sunday
W. B. Rich and Mrs. E. H. Barber
were in Nocona on business Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Pric? and
family spent Sunday with his par-
ents. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Price, and
Clarence Neel and son. Junior, and
Miss Pauline Pierce of Royce City
spent Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Noel, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Reeves and sons
and Raymond Reeves were Nocona
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Combs,
and Mrs. Henry Fitts and Mr.
Mrs. Flurry Cunningham attended
the Easter Pageant near Lawton,
Misses Ruby and Billie Merle
Keck of Denton spent the Easter
holidays with their parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Keck
Miss Opal Scruggs of Dallas spent
the week-end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Scruggs.
Mr. and Mi’s. John Harper. Mr.
and Mrs. B' M. McNew, Mrs. Loy.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fry. and Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Harper of Nocona were
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
McNew Saturday evening.
Mrs. Mack Davenport and baby
and Miss Dorothy
Dallas spent the
their parents, Mr. i
Mrs. Graham and i
Alfred, of Altus, Okla., spent the
wrek-end with her son. Haden Hib.
don. and Mrs. Hibdon.
Slark Agee of Oklahoma City spent
last week with his mother. Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Price and
children visited Mr. Price's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Price, of Belcher-
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Agee and sons
of Fort Worth,
Agee and little
Bend. Mr. and
Katie Agee. Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scruggs gave
an Easter egg hunt Sunday after-
noon for the young folks. Quite a
few attended and everyone reported
a nice time.
Mr. and Mrs. Edd West gave an
Easter egg hunt Sunday afternoon
for the children. About thirty chil-
dren attended and everyone found
quite a number of eggs.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. McNew at-
tended church in Nocona Sunday.
Wesley and Nobel Brown of Shady
Grove were the luncheon guests of
Misses Opal and Ruth Scruggs Sun.
Mr. and Mrs. Chriss Holt and Mrs.
I.ue Keck of Noconn visited Mrs.
Holt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
Smith. Sunday afternoon.
Raymond Ensey of Burkburnett
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Ensey.
Misses Fay Ensey, Edna Graham.
Ruby. Vera, and Opal Lovett, Ruth
Scruggs and Sylva Alexander were
shopping in Nocona Saturday after-
By Bessie Phipps
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mayfield
the proud parents of a baby boy,
Clyde Hollis, bom April 5.
This community was made sad
Thursday afternoon when death
called Henry Roberts. He was laid
to rest m the Starkey cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Phipps of this
community. Miss Bessie Phipps of
Prairie Point and Miss Dorothy
Underwood of Farmers Creek all vis.
ited Mrs. Georgia Phipps and Mrs.
Arthur Stout of Nocona Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lemons of
Ringgold visited Mr. and Mrs. Alvie
Miss Bessie Phipps of Prairie
Point spent the week-end with home
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Canute of
Green Briar spent Friday night with
Mrs. Canute's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Emmett Deering, and family.
Miss Dorothy Underwood of
Fanners Creek spent the week-end
with Miss Bessie Phipps.
Emmett Deering was in Montague
on business Thursday.
Jake Roberts was
Mr. and Mrs. Dock
family and Mr. and
Walls spent the Easter holidays with
their brother and father. Orville
Walls of Stanfield Ranch.
Dorothy Yarbrough of Sandy
Mound spent a few days this week
with her grandmother, Mrs. Henry
Roberts. Mrs. Roberts is ill.
Those attending the Easter hunt
at M M. Roberts out of the com-
munity were Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
Motley of Henrietta. Miss Bessie
Phipps of Prairie Point, Dorothy
Underwood of Farmers Creek.
Georgia Phipps of Nocona. All re-
ported a good time.
Georgia Phipps of Nocona spent
Sunday with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. H. T. Phipps.
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The Netherlands paid over 175,-
000,000 for American products last
and Mis. Pearl
visited Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs.
children attended the singing at
Ross Point Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Luther Boyd and little daugh-
ter, Betty, spent Saturday night
Sunday with her parents, Mr. a^
Mio. C. W. Haggerton.
Mrs. Tom Bright and little nei^g,
June Rogers, are visiting her
Mrs. C. W. Thomas and family, Tn
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Trenton Saturday and spent the j
week-end. ; vdintment at the Methodist Church I
G. B. Kirk returned home from | Sunday and Sunday night, and was
MeAJlen Saturday. i dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. Maurice James of Bowie xvill Jjm Henry,
preach at the Baptist Churcli on the
fourth Sunday in this month.
Mr. and Mrs. Audy Travis and i
daughter of Muenster are visiting
her father, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Henry,
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lawson's new
born baby was buried in the Nocona I
cemetery Monday. We extend our
C. D. Shamburger
Lumber Co. Inc.
Phone 129 Nocona, "Jexas
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