Stephens County Sun (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 17, 1946 Page: 1 of 1
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All Should New
Take Time to
^ Decide How They
Wish to Vote
On November 7
n i <
K n and~Home!
mi Breckenridffe and Stephens County
BIG SALE HERE
SEEN OR HEARD
IVESTOC'K rolled Into thc local
the lifting of price controls. Auc-
tioning continued until a late hour
of both good stuff and-culls.
IpMJSS of thoM- at thc.Univcr*
i 1 sity of Texas invited to the
umncr at the Spanish Village in
Austin l>y Kenneth Pope reveal a
large number attending the Uni-
versity from here.
Among them arc Martha Mac
Cartwrlght, Jean Ann 'I hompson,
Mary Lynrt Johnson, Joan Elliott.
Joe Gracey, Doris Craecy, Bitsy
Soles, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. West,
Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stanford. Jr..!
Mr. and Ml*. Ben J. Dean. Jr..
Btale Dean. I/«rry Stanford, Kath-
crinc I>ope, Maxty Bovvers, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Gracey, Stanley
Kirk. Marjorle Dye. Paul Camp
bell Spot Collins and Bill Parks.
I)o£, Breck Vet Illness Fatalr
.. ~ . . JMnnM
WHO CAME H'ERiE TO
LIVE NOW AT H-SU
A familiar figure in tc halls of; Mrs. A. W. Whitfield died Wed
H-SU these days is Rex, a large | nesday evening at 7:43 o'cioek Iff
German police dog, waiting pat-- Hendcncks Memorial Hospital ai
iently outside a classroom door.i j Abilene where she was taken yes-
Hex is waiting tor Larry Skyl i terday morning.
stad. who is attending H-SU from! It was her first illness, the first
here. Skylstad, who came here 10| time she had ever had the services
SERVICES HERE AND AT
DUBLIN ON FRIDAY
remembered by many here for his,. camc. .„ Texas at an.oarly age.lsqi
visits during USO days. | tling near Ft. VVorth. The family
He escaped from Norway during !-.;li1cn moved to Dublin where sh
WITNESSED EXECUTIONS With their reports already written,
newsmen who have just witnessed the execution of 10 Nazi lea-
ders, leave the scene to file their stories; .in the foreground is
Kingsbury Smith, representing the U. S. press; followed by Sel-
kirk Panton of London'Daily Express, Basil Gingell. wearing glas
and Mr. Whitfield were married on
July 21, 1915.
Thie two moved to Breckenridge
in July of 1925 where they have
taken ari active part in community
and church work. Mrs. Whitfield
who taught a Sunday School class
for many years, joined the Meth-
ses and Louis Darosche of the French Press.
MEflE arc occasions when par
enls arc invited to attend j
Scout meetings. For several rea
sons it may prove more important
than the parents realize for them
to do so. For instance in one cere-
mony the Scouter addresses the
parents. A number present en-
courages all. Merc is the ritual to
the parents referred to;
Many Cars Taken
. Bound For Mexico
"17 VERY boy is at heart a Boy
Scout. The things Scouts do
are the things all normal boys
dream of doing. Given the right
opportunity, boys welcome this
happy and wholesome Scout life.
In taking the Scout Oath, the bpys
gives, his solemn promise to 'Dp
his duty to God.' This isthe spir-
itual cornerstone ujon which we
build. He promises to Do his duty
to his country' and to 'help other
people at all times.' These are the
twin pillars of social obligation up-
on which are the twin pillars oi
social obligation upon which arc
btiildcd the citizens of tomorrow.
Finally, he gives his word to kccj>-
himself 'physically strong, men-
tally awake and morally straight.'
With the loyal help of you parents,
Scouting can aid these Iwys in
growing up into worthwhile man-
To Be Improved
the Nazi 'persecution, joined the
American forces and after serving
for some time received his natura-
lization papers. After being dis-
charged trom* service as a high
point man he returned to Brecken-
ndge and immediately set about
to get Rex out of Germany where
he had left him It cost him about ocjj8t church in her youth.
•'jSOO i)Ut lie got the dog. Meanwhile Funeral services will be held
he went to HSU on advice of Mr. at u,c first Methodist Church here
Hawkins and J. D. Sandefer Jr. Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev.
Rex is a dog with a "past' and £ R.:Stanford, assisted by Rev.
'the story ot how he and Skylstad p/uman Aldredge officiating. The
became inseparable companions! |,ocjy u,,u foe taken to Dublin fol-
reads like fiction. > lowing this service and another
service held there at 4- o'clock. It
RACKET GROWS AS HIGH
PRICES HOLD; ARRESTS
LAREDO, Texas, Oct. 17, <U.i:> -
Seizures of automobiles involved
in attempted violations of export
control laws become so frequent
recently that the U. S. customs of-
fice is having difficulty finding
storage space for them.
More than 325 cats have been
ieizod in the Laredo district,
which includes a stretch of the
liordcr from Eagle Pass to Browns-
• Even though there is an almost
daily flow of new cars into Mexico
through legitimate channels, prices'
arc so high and the demand so
ggcal that numerous pi.rsons at-
tempt to smuggle cars into that
county by any means possible.
Strangely enough, not many at-
OFFICERS ELECTED AND
MORE, GROUND TO
The Breckenridge cemetery, an
association recently granted a char-
ter under the laws of Texas, met
last nigut elected officers and dis-
cussed plans 'for Improving" the
local burial grounds.
Officers elected were M.-Ei Dan-
iel, president, Berhice Trammel 1,
I vice president, W. H. Clegg, second
vice president, and C. K. West,
The membership plans to replat
end replant the grounds, ' with
driveways and general beautifica-
I tion. More land is to be purchased
as the original plot has practically
al! been sold.
To assist in this work Oiner.fr.
Burgess, Ft. Worth, landscape ar-
tists have been called in to assist.
A number of the men plan to visit
other cemeteries to gather ideas
It began when > the 90th Divi-
sion, in which Larry served with
the 359th Infantry, arrived in
Germany the push from the Nor-
mandy beachhead. A German K-9.
jost from the Nazi colonel who
had taken him as a personal dog,
began following Skylstad persist-
ently. This continued for several
days before the American soldier
gave him much attention, but the
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Soil Saving Is
dog had definitely "adopted1' Lai?-: kBrecltenridge' Nephews ,include
duced them to take the cars into
EMBERS of the American Leg- Rut with customs inspectors be-
iun will have a chiii supper at I coming tougher about "tourists"
the Elks'Club this evening. One taking over automobiles which they
matter to be discussed will bp the
district convention October 26-27
rests are made in connection with
the.:seizures. Customs officers say: for procccdure.
this is because the drivers •ften: . . ■—
.. . ,i„ : An experienced caretaker is to
are not the rea v olators but the . ' . . .
- .... , . , . .... J lie sought and employed. Charter
unwittmK tools of persons who! , ° 1 .
in.; members ot the association are
Monroe Vcule, Henry Green, C.
The entertainment part of the
convention wilf l>e held ut Eastland
on Octobcr 26. when She 10 and
8 meets, and. the business session
held here Octobcr 27.
Lack of sufficient hotel accom-
odations here was said t« bc one
reason for this arrangement.
j have owned a short time, and also
? with increased automobile produc-
Daniel, B. H.
Clegg, and C.
tiou in the United States, the rac-
ket may be curbed within the near
future, customs officials believe.
fv-'""■'■Jf c ' • •'; .■ •*:jf'T :
Ft. Worth Livestock |
Cattle 600. calves 5800. Slow.;
Few fed yearlings 18.00-22.00 with
one heifer at 26.00. Medium and j
S„,,.„ _ „ .good beef cows 12.00-16.00. Good
KEN or Heard: Cong. Sam Rus-; an(1 c}10jt;c kjj|jng calves mainly
sell to speak to Lions at lun- 17,00-18.50.
ceon Friday .... Floyd Stewart
who was taken to Ft. Worth hos-
pital Sept. Id being returned in
Saiterwhitc ambulance today ..
Mrs. J. B. Skinner surgery pat-
ient at Breckenridge Clinic
Baby l>orn to Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Skinner boy riot gir) Absen-
tee voting open from today until
Nov. l L. R. Tatum and G.
L. Keahey back from principals
meeting at Austjn Ladies to
stage rummage sale for East Ward
School in old postoffice building.
October 18 and 19 Mrs. L. D.
Hawkins say sing way service fall
in to talk to her she docs not be-
lieve she has got the USO smell
of yet — Mrs. Jimmy Ferret and
four from Ft. Worth to fly to
California .... and some one ask-
ing "where is everybody today?"
getting answer they are out getting
their livestock to market.
'¥ F'lMlVllrin Stores Juxt That
JOHNSTOWN,' Ph.—Drug store
v ' #!)„!!, J M'*i nrc disappearing
.a ""j'PMKing number of es-
tablishments, according to John
vf' r^|,VMM,ent of the P«nn«y>-
>nnia Pharmaceutical Association.
M. Caldwell, M. E
Beautifying the local cemetery
was made onc of the major objec-
tives of the Chamber of Commerce
Herring To Speak
At Local Church
Robert Herring will be the spe
eial spe-iker Sunday night at the
First Methodist Church on the sub-
ject "Religion in the Far East".
The service at 7:15 p. m. The pub-
lie is cordially invited to hear this
gifted speaker, said Rev. E. R.
ry as his master.
From thai day until the end of
Skylstad's service in Europe, Rex
was never out of his sight. Man
and dog atc and slept together.
After a time Rex would hardly
allow anyone to touch Larry, even
to shake hands
When Rex is onc the leash many
people take him for a seeing eye
dog and assume that. Larry is
blind. But Larry is not blind, proof
of this being in his statement that
when he marries, after having lived
in many, countries, it will be to an
American girl. Sylstad speaks six
will be interred in the Dublin Cem-
Pall bearers will bc members ol
the Sunday School Class she
Besides her husband, Mrs. Whit-
field is survived by threc sisters.
They are Mrs. j. D. Brock, Dub-
lin; Mrs. E. M. Friend, Wichita
Falls and Miss Mabel Perry ol
TEXAN HANGED NAZIS M-Sgt. John C Woods, San Antonio,
Texas, American Army hangman; who was the executioner ot the
ten remaining leaders of Hitler's Third Reich, holds the hangman's
noose in his hands. The angings took place in the prison at Nuern-
berg, Germany. • (NICA PHOTO)
Mr. Frank Sloan, a former resi-
dent of Breckenridge.
Pall bearers were named as Hugh
Toland, Charles Pcarce, Duke Kin-
chen, Waiilard: McNallen, Paul
Boles and Felix Harris.
Tickets Are Here
For Game Friday ;
Thrtc hundred adult' and 100
students tickets have arrived for
His hobby is training dogs and | gtephenville game Friday ev-
ening and now may be had. The
adult tickets are 80 cents and stu-
Everyone who makes a contri-; During the past year the Senior
bution to the Community Chost is. gCouts gave a good account of
ler, campaign chairman said today.! Scouts winning honors at Abilene
The Boy Scouts receive the finan-j and thc Air Scouts at Enid Okla-
cial aid necessary to carry out honia and Shermon, Texas. The
their program from the Chest fund! Boy Scout irodps hold quarterly
as do'the seven other agencies of Camp;0'Rf*ls in this district with
the Community Chest, in Breck-
enridge at present thc Scouts have
10 units consisting of 5 Scout
Troopsj a Sea Scout Ship, an Air;,
overnight encampments with the
Breckenridge troops winning topi
horses. While with thc army of
occupational! Europe, lie managed
a riding stable for hte army and
studied high school riding under
Baron Von Hilbcrtm a Hungarian
refugee, who before thc war owned
the finest string of horses in Eur-
ope. But he has never done any
Churches Call For
NEW YORKi Oct. 17 W.R)— Lea-
ders of the protestant, Catholic and
Jewish faiths joined today in issu-
ing a "declaration of economic jus
tic" calling for ''an organized and
Democratic partnership for the gen
oral welfare rather than a com-
petitive struggle for individual or
In To Market
Livestock poured into most mar-
kets across the country in excess
of advance estimates Wednesday
and sources in the packing industry
predicted this meat would reach
millions of American dinner tables
by this week end.
However, there still was no
stampede of livestock to markets,
118 boys from Breckenridge at
.1 partly because of rains, and it ap-
summer! pcarc(i lhat the lifting of import
Scout Squadron and 3 Cub Packs, tended thi> Scout Camp at Billy
There are 239 registered Boy Gibbons to participate in n full
Scouts and 68 registered Scouters camp program for two weeks
including Scoutmaster. Troop Com- which included handicraft, marks-
mitteemen and locftl officials.. i.manship, hiking, exploring, archery
The Boy Scouts are very activj campcraft. and a waterfront pro-
in community service having serv-
ed on all of thc war drives and
campaigns as well as other acti-
vities. They stand ready to serve
^tjKdV commtinity at all times and
are always found at public events
acting as ushers, messengers and
gram of swimming, rowing and
P® Cub Scouts meet weekly in
their Don,, meetings with a full
Pack meeting being held each
month and carry on a program of
pre-scout training' and handicraft
dent tickets '10.
While plans arc going ahead for
thc big game Friday night other
games are also going ahead. Jun-
ior High defeated Woodson by a
score of 8 to 0 yesterday in what
was pronounced today by those
.vho saw it as a reai football game.
Tonight thc B team erf the Buck-
aroos will play: Ranger ;on, Buck-
aroo field1 beginning at 8 o'clock.
In addition to this North' Ward
Home Is Needed
For Math Teacher
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■•'y : ,v' . >.!;s' }.:• ;
Thc first six >weeks of school
ended the past weekend with at-
tendance holding up well, Srpt J.
F. Bailc-y said. There is some ill-
ness, but as a whole the attendance
Mr. Bailey was confronted today
with thc problem of getting a
place to live for O. L. Harley, Ar-
gyle, Texas, who can be secured
as math teacher in Junior High
provided a place to live can bc
found for him. Mr. Hariey's family
consists of his wife and three child-
ren, one threc months, onc two
years and onc seven years old.
Two football games were on sch-
edule this week. The Ranger B.
team will play here Thursday even-
ing at 8 o'clock and Wednesday
evening Junior High will play
On October 22 the tri-county
unit of the. Texas State Teachers
Association will meet here. About
100 will be in attendance at the
meeting which will begin at 5 o'-
clock in the afternoon with dinner
served at thc YMCA.
Speakers for the occasion .sccur-
Girl Scout Work
Here Is Reviewed
ANOTHER FINE ORGANIZA-
TION COMMUNITY CHEST
WILL HELP ;
will play East Ward tomorrow af-i ed s0 fa^aic Mrs. B. B. Sapp, Aus-
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock on North
Supt. J. F. Bailey said today
that it is a shorter route to go to
Stephenvillei by Thurber, but bcl-
tef route, because of highway
conditions, is to go by Eastland
Carbon and Dublin.
Interest, at Stcpenville is high
over the approaching game, which
will open conference play for the
Buckaroos the Yellow Jackcls with
ten letiermen back believing they
can take the measure of thc Buck-
Woodson played in Breckenridge
territory nearly all the first half.
On the.first play in the last quar-
ter David Buchanan got through,
tin, head of the teachers retire-
ment department, and Charles M.
Tennison, airoclion of public rela-
tions of the Texas State Teachers.
Counties to bc represented are
Stephens, Throckmorton and Shack
Thc Girl Scout program in Ste-
phens county has rapidly expanded
in the past threc years .with 8
troops active at the present time
and 3 more being organized in the
city. There are 165 registered Girl
Scouts, 29 leaders, assistant: lea-
rers and troop committee members
and 12 council members. A call
has been issued by the council for
3 additional troop leaders and any-
one interested should contact thc
organization chairman,: Mrs. R. I.
McAaron or the Girl Scout Com-
missioner, Mrs. L. R. Herring.
In addition to their regular liro-
gram of training and education, the
Girl Scouts arc active in commun-
1 lty service ai-i'cl took part in all of
the campaigns; drives during the
war. Last summer a 3 weeks camp
was held at Canip Shawondasse
at M'tural Wells with 76 girls and
10 adults from Breckenridge in
attendance: Some of the group
stayed the entire 3 week priod and
a large, portion stayed for a lull
two weeks to enjoy a well-rounded
program of sports, education and
Girl Scout activities.
Your contributions to the Com-
munity Chest will enable the vol-
unteer workers to continue the
Git',1 Scout Program in Brecken-
SALAD DRESSING fAWDi
COOKING Ol!L PRICES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 <U.R> -
The OPA today removed price
controls from coffee because sup-
ply now equals demand.
^ It acted on a decontrol petition
filed 10 days .ago by the coffee in-
dustry advisory committee. This
marked the first time OPA has
decontrolled a product on petition
of an industry.
OPA's action followed by less
thqn 24 hours its removal of price
controls from maragine mayon-
naise and other products.
Despite action in other fields,
the'OPA held fast to rent con-
, Landlords hopes for higher rent
incomes got a jolt'when an OPA
spokesman said the agency was
planning on increase in rent ccil-v
He pointed to a report by OPA's
analysis (branch that despite higher ,
costs, landlords generally were
making "substantially" more mo-
ney than before the war.
Indeed, far from relaxing -rent
controls under President Truman's
new decontrol speedup policy, OPA
^anticipates that many new areas
mf;y yet be brought under ceil-
Meanwhile, OPA chief Paul Por-
ter said the agency would start
sending pink discharge slips to
many Employes in the food price
and enforcement branches begin-
ning No. 1—indicating hc expects
remaining foods under price ceil-
ings to be decontrolled soon.
In the first decontrol action un-
der thc president's speedup, OPA
removed price controls . from oleo-
margarine, shortening, mayonnaise,
salad dressing, cOoking and salad
The price decontrol board said
it will not put back price ceilings
on milk, butter, cheese, and other
dairy products although prices
have risen "unreasonably.''
! ' p:
Stroke Fatal Tq fL
missing; links, hut among them
some of the most difficult cngi-
DREAM HIGHWAY ABOUT
By William C.albrairti
United Prills Stall Correspondent
WASHINGTON.—It will bc at neepjngi tasks in the entire project.
fo^ ro.SobtTwiu'VXto ' Uncompleted areas ate n, south-
roll over the Pan-American dream j ern -Mexico and Cential Amenca,
road all the way from Alaska to . where efforts are now being con-
Konds to Be''Blasted
' Experts say thc next i'ew years,
For 16 years, construction gangs
u.1 utivm ------ . American ; Experts say the next iew years
highway and today enough of the will be re.|uired to W^eu,corn-
bans on Mexican cattle effective
Friday, would not increase greatly
in the near future thc supply of
meat on tables north of the border.
Thc run of hogs to major Amer-
ican markets wad threc times as
heavy as a year ago and cattie
receipts were on a par with 1945.
Prices wen; well abovc the now
mullifiod OPA ccilings and gen-
erally higher on cattle and some-
what lower on hogs than Tuesday,
thc first day ot uncontrolled mar-
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Woodson placer behind thc goal
for two points*
Breckenridge's other score camc
in the middle of the last quarter
when Wilson Thompson intercept-
ed a pass on the 35 yard line and
ran for goal. Try for point failed
It was a good game, John Harper
at center playing a bang-up game
for Breckenridge, among others
Occasional light rains this after-
noon and. tonight and over eastern
part Friday. Colder in west and
north portions Friday.
SadTsVcompleted' so'thSt motor- ' paratively few miles'." The time,
ists may drive from Fairbanks,; they say, w.l be needed^fo b|ast
Alaska, to Oaxaca, Mexico. : roads through 10,000-f0ot. moun-
JAKE F. LENOIR WIDELY
KNOWN MAN DIED
Funeral services were to have
been held for Jake F. Lenoir, 60,
at 3 o'clock'4t the Woodson Ceme-
tery this afternoon. Mr. Lenoiiy
residence of northwest Stephens
county for the last forty years
r.nd -prominent ranchman of the
Woodson community, passed away
at his residence at 1:30 this morn-
ing. He suffered a stroke last Sun-
Born In Voung County, August 31
1880, lie moved to Albany as a
child, whon he was I7, he moved ,to
a larm in Shackelford county
where he lived > vera! yeairs: 'Prior
to moving to the Woodson, com-
munity he iiad lived !tiwo.years in
Breckenridge. On October 16,.j'!.'/yi.
no was married to tlie i'c-imcr
Jessie Mobley in Albany.
Besides nis wife he is surviv
by four daughters Mrs. Otha Baugh
Abilene; Mrs. J. E. Hudsuii. iMcr-
kle; Mrs. Clarence MP
CJreggton, Texas; Mrs. J
tin, Odessa, und one son, W.&kion
who lives at the residence. Also ,
surviving are niiie grand children
and a nephew, Tom B. Lenoir of
Breckenridge as well as s.everai
uihcr nephews and neiccs.
Rev, Jake Hofer ot Breckenridjge
officiated. Pallbearers were Tom; B
Lenoir. John Camp, Bernard Wil
feJ^i"V; rsX inter- Nob,c Odell, Homer An-
?tinental highway 'has been ae- ama and to master swamps be- Jerson Me,nee Abel The kiker
iiimed and attacked. It has seen tween Oaxaca and the Guatemalan i'uneral Home was in charge ol
claimed : and: ■aftfe.kScl.,:.,.--,,,-™^ , ..
its' share of scandal and loss of boruor.;
life. It has been praised for con
(juering jungles swamps and
mountain peaks criticized for mov-
ing slowly, and lauded for monu-
mental feats of road building.
Whatever the publicity, the road
gradually forged through the
Americas, overcoming each new
! obstacle. Today engineers say it
will be a few more years before
the goal is reached. 1 flj/
Then Maine and California li-
cense "plates are expected to be
spotted in Rio.
Right now there are only a few
What most United States citi-
zens do not realize about the span,
is that the South American stretch
already runs from the northern;- ... . .
part of South America through to otlll Ufi&fllOCKCU
Buenos Aires and then north to
Rio de Janeiro. Noije of the unfin-
ished route is in the southern con-
The Pan-American highway was
dreamed up in 1923 during the
conference of American republics
at Santiago, Chile. The conference
advocated that all countries build
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By United Press
ProspccLs appeared dim for oven
a partial settlement of thc paralyz
ing maritime tio-up today, and
the Pittsburgh power walkout set-
tled down to a lest of endurance
between disputing company and
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