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a wan VBATtnuNG
Fair ud Vimr
Devoted to tiw Diwmimitioe of InfanMtkn and Upbufldinf of Stepkw Cnatr
—MONDAY, AUG. 30, 194H
measured .17 of an inch in late
summer showers that *ell in str-
tions of West Texas, and widely
scattered showers were predicted
for parts of West Texas today.
Heaviest fall reported was north
of Trent, west of Abilene, where
two inches fell. Haskell, Stamford.
Sweetwater, Colorado City, Merkel
and Albany were among towns with
and cities of this area receiving ] shortie and number 2 with
mucb i cum nsk art
Lowest mercury reading
*M 66 and highest was 90.
Bobby Adair Is
Niiner 2-1 To
Win City Title
Bobby Adair took a 2-1 victory
over Blake Johnson, Jr., to win
the City Golf Championship, in
the finals at the Country Club
Sunday afternoon.
Adair took the first four holes
to build up a margin that John-
son was never able to overcome as
they battled on even terms from
the fourth hole to the eleventh
where Blacke cut the margin to
3-up with a birdie three and re-
duced it to 2-up at the Ifith with
a par only extended the match to
the 17th where they closed out as
they halved in regulations.
Bobby took the opening hole
a par .'I as Blake missed a
a fine
for Coke Stevenson as had been
predicted by several hers in a re-
cent quickie survey, and it now
appears that the 265 majority giv-
en him by Stehpens county will
mean much in case he should win.
for today it appeared it would be
a close margin, if at all.
As reported Saturday night,
with two boxes out. *he county
gave Stev.-nson 118 majority, and
when the two boxes h:>d been tab-
ulated later the result was 147
more votes net to be added to
the state total, cuting down the
Johnson lead of 639 by that many.
Naturally as outstanding boxes
were reported the state count
changed, hut this county may
will take notice.
1 par four when Johnson over ran
here j the pin with his third and missed
i a long one coming hack. Adair
annexed the next two with beau-
tifully executed birdies and miss-
ed his par after recovering from
a wild tee shot. They halved the
remaining three holes on the first
nine in regulation figures to leave
Adair 4-up at the turn with a one
under par performance on the
water-soaked course.
Both players faulted at ten
where they halved with boggies.
Blnke took the next one with a
birdie 3 as he split the fairway
with a fine tee shot, laced an iron
to within three feet of the pin
and downed his putt. They halved
the next one with pars. Rlake took
the short 16th with a par when
Adair missed the green.
On seventeen Johnson hit a
Draft To Call Ten Thousand
_ beauty up the middle; then Adair
an important factor — of boomed out a mighty tee shot a-
we are sure Mr. Stevenson | cn-ss the dogleg that was only
i fifty yards short of the preen on
Of course if he is not elected i the 36© yard hole. They both miss-
there will not be this element. It j ed puts for birdies as the match
ia believed this to bo the closest
race ever staffed in Texas with
anything like the number of votes
east as were cast Saturday.
In the other fliffhts W. G. Hell-
inghausen defeated E. J. Nelson
6-5 in the first division. Kuster
Walker won over L. P. Clarke 2-1
for the first flight consolations.
Don Deere defeated Bob I'itzer
Only about half the season foot-
ball tickets expected to be picked
up have been picked up by former 2-up for second flight honors and
season ticket holders, and See re- W. B. Whetstone won over Jimmie
tary Charles Hagler warned today Gallagher 6-4 for consolation hon-
that only two days remain for this, tors in the same division.
before they will h* offered to any Ray Cockrel! took the third
one who wishes them. (flight over Dr. T. M. Gordon 2-1
Also some tickets that have been {and Bob Bridges took the conaola-
picked up fcave been turned back tion honors in the ftlght.
and these are available
any fan wishing them.
now for
iv fi * _
The Bnckamos started ■ week
today of what will be more inten-
sive work than has been engaged
in. Coach Bobbins said pi'ss patt
erns and blocking were practiced
this morning, scrimmage not to
come until the latter part of the
The Buckaioos are in fairly good
shape except for so..e kn«>e infec-
tions from dirt and gravel. It was
dusty on the field thi« morning
the rainfall not being heavy
enough there to settle the dust.
Registration is under way at
Senior High School today and Wed-
nesday registration will open at
Junior High.
causes were the subject of a brief
discussion hy two or three today
in which we listened in on.
Bill Rogers of the light company
said that kite flying and people
turning a light on or >-ff while
standing in the bathtub rank high
in the list of electrocution acci-
In general the conclusion was
that too many families do n«t
keen enongh medicines in their
medicine chest to act immediately
when there is an accident case,
nor do the members know what
to do in case of accidents that
cause bleeding, etc. This could
mean a lot when a doctor could
be railed and he could tell what to
do immediately, if the things were
to hand to do with.
Following the final matches tro-
phies and medals were awarded
the winners in all flights. Presen-
tation was made by Pro J. T.
Stevenson In
Lead By 210
DALLAS, Aug. 30 —Former
Governor Coke R. Stevenson held
a 210 vote lead over Congressman | "c
Lyndon B. Johnson at noon today , the
in the photo-finish race for the midnight tonight
U. S. Senate. The season's fi'-st hurricane,
The noon tabulation at the Texas generating winds of 115 miles an
election bureau gave Stevenson j hour, was centered at '• a. in. Cfti'
lisputed County
Line Not Heard
Of By Officials
An article appeared in an A1
bany paper which also today wa:
submitted to the Breckenridg1
American for publication in which
it was stated there is a dispute
between Stephens and Shackelford
counties as to exactly wh« re th
county lines with reference to th<
Kadan-Griffith Oil Company pool
County Tax Collector Boh Hoo<
and Judge Johnny LauderdaU
when called teday said they had
no knowledge of any such dispute.
Mr. Hood said that if it is with
reference to the Davis Land that
the production is undoubtedly in
Stephens county:
The article as published follows:
"Lost—One County Line" oil
men engineers and county com-
missioners and several Tax Col
lectors are hunting tor the Count)
Line between Stephens County and
Shackelford County about 11 miles
due East of Albany. No one knows
where it is, as there are three
different surveys.
No one cared for 77 years where
the Shackelford-Stephens County
Line was, but now that Kadan-
Griffith Oil Company of Wichita
Falls, Texas opened a new Ellen-
burger Oil Pool right on the county
line—the county commissioners of
both counties are looking with
longing eyes at the added tax val-
ues that are always put on oil
and royalty values wh n the pe-
troleum comes out the top of the
ground into the tanks.
The Albany Independent School
District is also greatly perturbed.
as they need the added oil values
but over in Stephens county it
would help the schools—however.
Shackelford and Stephens county
rarely i ver war. although Shackel-
ford County paid for and built a
bridge across Hubbard Creek, over
in Stephens county, about 30 years
ago, before oil ever came to be
important for the tax collectors.
The same county line problem
cropped up at Ibex, but the Wild
Farm-Ellengburger Pool never did
leak under any of the :i different
survey lines; so Shackelford Coun-
ty Commissioners quit worrying,
as a barbeii wire fence stopped
that oil field at Ibex.
Storm Is Moving
Toward Carolina
WILMINGTON N" C \ug so ' veterans, and the registration was
«I'R> -'The storm-seared coast of.*?'"* ti,ken as ".natter of course.
North Carolina prepared today for ' £*.'"1P ' r. n" excitement being ex-
the onslaught of a powerful Atlan ■ I "'ust J° ''one.
1 t.racey said that several had
BOWLED OVER BY SPEEDING REDS- Knocked from his motor-
cycle by a Soviet jeep, Pvt. James Petergal, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is
carried by comrades to an ambulance in Berlin. Petergal, a military
policeman, was almost run down and threatened with a revolver when
he tried to arrest three Russian soldiers speeding through the U. S.
sector of the city. Photo by NEA-Acme Staff Corresp< ndent A1 Cocking
Registration Opens With Men 25
Taking It As Ratter of Course
Peace time draft registration opened in Breckenridg" today on
the third floor of the court house, the one day for 25-year-olds to regis-
And in an hour or so about a dozen had registered. Joe Gracey,
in charge, said that most of the men registering up to that time were
492,481 votes and Johnson 492,271. j about 250 miles south of C
It covers returns from all 253 "
counties which voted Saturday in-
cluding 211 complete.
Thus Stevenson regained the
hurricane expected to strike . .
Cap . Ilatteras area before J !l ked th*£ it they are members; of
1 ! the reserve should they register,
land he re-iterated for publication
that they should. Also it was said
, that veterans should bring their
I serial numbers with them.
ed this morning that he and Mrs.
Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy
Duval were in a boat on Possum
Kingdom Lake Sunday when they
discovered the boat was filling
with water in a manner that it
was about to sink it They were
in deep water but not far from
some rocks. All got out and Mrs.
Duval and Mrs. Stewart were tak-
en to the rocks. The lightened boat
did not sink and was towed in.
Love, in its highest manifestation,
is the richest, most presuasive,
most powerful thing that God has
to offer —it is the only weapon wc
need.—Rev. H. R. Shepard.
lead which slipped to Johnson Sun-
day night and which the youthful
loth District Congressman held
by a hairbreadth in the first tabu-
lation of this morning.
It was the bitterest finale of a
major election in Texas turbulent
political history even .-clipsing the
breathless windup of the l!)4t
specials senatorial race in which
Johnson was nipped at the finish
by retiring Senator W. Lee O'Dan-
iel whose place is the prize the
two seek.
As the election bureau resumed
its tabulation this morning Ji hn-
son's lead fell to 460 votes at 10
-. m. when the bureau folded up
Sunday night Johnson had a mar-
gin of 693 votes.
When the bureau stopped count-
ing Sunday r.ight, the former gov
ernor was trailing by 613 votes in
the smashing windup to Texas
most exciting election since 1941
when Johnson lost -i Senatorial
bid to the retiring Senator of this
year, W. Lee O'Daniel, whose place
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Hatt.'ras and was
northwestward or
Degrees Awarded
To Several Here
Ion the job this morning. They are
Mrs. John W. Culwell, Mrs. Louis
, Maddox and Miss Ann Harrell.
are sufficient for the
the first wek, Gracey
| said.
Caldwell Rites
At Local Church
This Afternoon
Stephens Elects
Spear and Angel
Goes for Coke
Stephens county went for Coke
Stevenson over Lyndon B. John-
son; Clyde Speer won over N. G.
Price; Joe Angel won over Edgar
Martin und Allen D. Dabney won
over Cecil C. Codings in official
returns as received from County
Democratic Chairman D. T. Bowles
this morning.
Totals of the fourteen boxes in
the county were reported this
morning as follows:
For United States Senator: Coke
R. Stevenson of Hays County,
1285. Lyndon B. Johnson of Blanco
County, 1020.
For Associate Justice of the
Court of Civil Appeals 11th Dist-
rict: Cecil C. Codings of Howard
County 1089. Allen D. Dabney of
Eastland County, 1192.
For County Treasurer: Clyde
Speer, 1275. N. G. (Newt) Price,
For County Commissioner, Pre-
cinct 3—Joe Angel 314; Edgar
Martin 310.
These figures show all races in
the second primary fairly close,
with Stephens county giving Ste- |
venson a majority of 258, or a lit-
tle more than a third of the ma-
jority he held over the state as
continuance of the count of the
votes opened Monday morning.
The vote cast was something
lik?, twelve hundred short of the
vote' in the first primary, when
over 3,400 votes were cast.
Moscow Meeting
MOSCOW Aug. 30 (U.R> — West
ern Envoys met with Soviet
Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov
today for the eight time, and U. S.
Ambassador Walter Dedell Smith
said afterwards that no communi-
que regarding the negotiations will
be issued tonight. He said the con-
versations wIIT continue. ~
Smith, British Special Envoy
Frank Roberts and French Ambas-
sador Yves Chataigneau emerged
from the Kremlin at 7:10 p. m.
(10: to a. m. CST), after a confer-
ence of two hours and 10 minutes
with Molotov and his deputy,
Andrei Vishinsky, who also had
attended the last previous meet-
ing. '
Smith declined to comment be-
yond that Vlshinsky as well as
Molotov attended todays session,
that no communique could be ef-
pectcd tonight, and that the con-
versations would continue at a
time to be set later.
But it appeared probable that
difficulties had arisen between the
Western Envoy and the Russian
officials in framing the wording
The air is the p'a'je for B^.ty
Haas, of Scaisdale, N. Y II-r
vocation—air line stewardess.
Her avocation—dying hor o-.' n
surplus P-39 Aireobra, "Gallop-
ing Gertie." When r'te'r. n t n
tha air. Bct'v Iilius It rh.r..
a p e | pjrst man t„ rpjjister was Ray-
moving north- , mon(j Franklin Gray.
. . ... .. , '>rt >wanl at i Mrs. Pauline llitchcork is in
about 12 miles an hour. Unwinds charge of the volunteers d.
fanned outward 140 miles. ;th„ work. Th).eP volunteers
As a precautionary mi'saure,
Navy planes along the entire At-
lantic Ciast were ordered mo\ed
inland. Th * Air Force also alerted i These
all its East Const fields, ordering [ work of
pilots to stand by for a mass evac
nation of pianos. 1 _ . . , . . . ..
Schedule of registration* after
today follows:
I 2. Thotu bom in 102.7, will regi-
ster on Aug. "I or Sept. 1.
I 3. Those bom in 1924, register |
Mrs. R. H Hallauer and Miase* | "VThnJ?' C'n^in'"^, register
Jean and Alice Hallauer attended I >v t 4 or s t 7
the commencement exercises at 5 ThoSp i)0rn { I!)26 agister
Texas University on aunday. s_nt y nr n *
Mrs. Alice Marshall Aiken, for-; mL* K ' - io.,- I>0 • .
mer teacher - f mathematics here, „AT^Tn - « Z u ' *
received her Masters Degree in i 0r,„SePt" 10 ',r f6?1" ' L
i 7. Those born in 1928, register
i on Sept. 13 or Sept. 14.
■ S. Those born in ID'JJ, register
on Sept. 15 or Sept. IP.
I 9. Those born in 1930. he for"
I Sept. 19. register on Sept. 17 c
Sept. 18.
Funeral Services WL're to be
helil this morning at 4 o'clock ati , . . -.. . - -
the First Baptist Church for John I ?f ,a ^"'mumque which reporter*
C. Caldwell, 5«, native of Stephens Ib. 'wlfTA* d,ef'?lt?ly would **
County, who passed away at the I ' d later tonight.
Veteran's Hospital in Dallas Sun- 11 tl , _
day morning at t> o'clock. He had gytnNHIS TO HOfCl
Masters Degree in
Physical Educationu nd Education.
Mrs. G. I,. Keahey received her
Master's Degree in Educational j
Psychology and Sociology. |
Leroy Rushing, principal of East I
W;-rd School also received a Mas- I
ter's Degree. j
Mrs. Hallauer"s son-in-law. Jo-,
seph Bounds Morris received his
Bacheb r of Law degree.
been in declining health for several
Mr Caldwell was horn-at Eolian
May 2, 1892. He was a stock-
farmer all his life, living nsar
Post Oak until 1941, when he mov-
ed to Brei k^nridge. In 1942 he .. _
moved to to Crane, where he |ln the City Park. Th? hour has
lived until going to the Veterans I0P u • * ° C-.<?C !i
Hospital | "nights and thetr families and
He is 'survived by his wife, Mrs.! f'LSj5te"
Livlah M. Caldwell, and one daugh- '"^A° J?
ter, Mary E. Lauder buck of Crane, j requested to bring a picnic basket.
There are two sisters, Mrs Ada
Trout, 318 West Elm, and Mrs.
Leona Chancellor, Newport, Ore
Bosket Picnic
Knights of Pythias and the
Pythian Sisters will stage an old
fashioned basket picnic in the late
afternoon of August 31 to be held
' i the City Park. Th? hour has
been set for 6:30 o'ctoek. Alt
Judge Rieger
Kes Following
Brief Illness
Judge John >M. Rieger, 79, vet-
eran atornev. office holder and
legisTafor, passe d away at his" resi-
dence Sunday night at 10:30 after
a brief illness. He was a well
known figure in Breckenridge, hav-
ing served nearly two terms as
county attorney.
He was born in Freestone '""oun-
ty, November 13, 18«8. As a child
he went to Hamilton County, where
he atended si hools. His father was
Dr. J. H. Rieger, a physician for
many years of Hamilton county.
He attended college ;it Add-Ran,
which is now T. C. U.
On August 16, 1894 he married
Elizabeth Ann Th' rnton of John-
son county, in Dullas. Shortly af-1
terward he taught school in Com-! • i j
anche, and began practicing law in ! ^ jf' S, F 5r ^SL'eVe
1897. After 1903 he served several t".df.>r thut.f Northwest
terms in the Texas leg slature., Al',l"'trt ?'h£h « shed lttst ! '**>*
He was county judge -md courtv 1 i killed .16 persons, was struck
attorney of Comanche coun'y «rv-' b>' a tornado that was just start-
era! terms. The family moved I,n?. ^ e^rtri. ^
Desdemona in 1919 and to Breck- , Sear«h Parties worked tte-ir way
enridge in 1925, where ht has lived t,lrnuKh ru?«c^ snake-i n fected
since. country south "f here today, seek-
Besides his wife, he is survived 'incr tht' bo<lio3 crash victims,
by two daughters, Mrs. R. W.; Sheriff Henry Rhyner of Buffalo
Ji hnston. Dallas, and Mrs. A. C. County said several eyewitnesses
Werner, Odessa; 'nd ',wn ;:.>n". G. i reported the plane seemed to "fly
H- Rieger and H. T. Rieger of apart" shortly before it plunged
into Buffalo Bridge, a 550-foot
'jluff along the Mississippi, during
a lasshing wind and rain storm.
He said that shortly after the
! crash, a tornado-type of wind
storm struck St CharUa. Mir.i.,
west of here, and unroffed several
Genertl Bradley
Says Arny Hill
Match Times
ST. LOUIS Aug. 30 <U.R> —Gen.
Omar N. Bradley, Army Chief of
Staff, told the 49th annual en-
campment of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars today that he would
ask Selective Service for an inital
draft of 10,000 men for peacetime
military service.
Bradley said, however, that the
Army would not relax its recruit-
ing campaign for volunteers. With
the draft and planned expansion of
the Army, he said, the United
States will have within a year
"minimum armed security in
balance with the temper of our
He warned that the expannded
army will be "suffering from the
high cost of living as cruelly as
any housewife in the country."
This year, Bradley said, the Army
will cost the American taxpayer
"almost six billion dollars."
But he said the National
defence cannot be fixed by eco-
nomic equations, "because it is al-
ways far cheaper to prevent a
war than to fight one, he said,
"our military needs must bo
measured in terms of home secur-
ity requirements, overseas obli-
gations and in the likelihood of
conflict—either through incident
or another intent"
Bradley said t'iie United States
"cannot safely bluff its way in
the chancelleries of other nations
without risking all that we have
gained from" victor)- hi this last
world war. There is no economy
that cun justify the need for soijie
other Omaha Beachnead in some
future avoidable war."
In 1945, Bradley said,
American people "chose to vpedP1
the most powerful force for seace
in the world by "hastly awr'hya-
terital demonstration."
■ "We put our precious standards
of private indulgence before an
objective that had alreudy coet us
350,000 lives," he said. "An Army
that aad smashed the best legipns
of Hitler was routed by the lure
of n quick trip home."
He promised to safeguard the
"civil and human rights" of the
new draftees 'out said this does
not mean "we shall abandon dis-
cipline ir the Army."
————o- .
Airliner Thought
Hit iy Hurricane
— Officii
gon, and three brothers, Perry and
I o
' Boats Regulated, Too ,
PORTLAND, Me <U.R> —George
F. Jacques was fined $5 in munici-
|Lv M n r£rf"?ragP' Alaska' to 'oe fined under a law enacted
Occupations Steudents To Register
Superintendent John F. Railey
announces that high -^hool stud-
ents wishing to take the course
in Diversified Occupations should
register this week at the Senior
High School.
The requirements for admission
to this program are the same as
last year:
Students must be Ifi years old
and take training in some trade
or occupation for a full period of
nine months, during which period
ach student will receive pay for
paid their pledges last year asked I hi wor£- „ ... . „ ,
to do so . . . C. W. Wulfjen call-1 The business etablishments of
«— to have the scnedule for, employers are used for training
visitors reported ar? Dale James,
electric engineering student at
Texas University, home and will
return to finish this year, and
Mr. and Mrs. Ben J. Dean Jr. and
child visiting from the University
.... Community chest meeting
i to be held latter part of next
-* month to dkeuss plana for the next
year's work, those who have not!
Registering rend off again-tho, JtudenU in actual rccupational ac-
■ •• tntim days! th"*'*8 'or half of the day,
remainder of the regsttmi
carried again today... i
Out of town relatives who were
here for the funeral services of
Harvie Wesley Wallace Saturday
(Caatiaaed aa Pag* S)
{the other half is spent in school.
A minimum of ninety minutes of
the students daily school time is
devoted to subjects directly related
to his choaen occupation. The re-
mainder of the time in school is
given to the regular required
courses for graduation. Two cred-
its may be tnrned in this program
leading towards graduation.
The Diversified Occupations pro
gram meets the needs of the stu-
dent who wishes to preparp for a
definite vocation, while -it the same
time earning a high school diplo-
ma. Should an Occupations Stud-
ent wish to go to college, his oc-
cupational training will be a dis-
tinct asset to him in earning his
way, because he will graduate
with enough foundam"ntal train-
ing in a tiade or < crupation to
make him employable.
T. M. James, coordinator for
the course, states thnt he has
several choice places requesting
students for training.
Fine co-operation has been re-
ceived from the business men of
the city in thia work, he said.
ciate, assisted by Rev. A. J.
Morgan. Interment will be in the
Breckinridge Cemetery with Kiker
Service. Pallbearers were to be
Al Hood, L. R. Culver Jr., Abilene,
10 Those born on or afttr Sept.1 Austin Richardson, Earnest Curry,
•• W. J. Conner and Chase Booth.
19, 1930. will agister within fiv
days after their IKth birthday.
After the fairly busy time of
registering the first dozen only a
few more came in. Shortly before
noon the following had registered:
Raymond F. Gray, lsad< re Oer-
stner, Charles K. Jacobs, Lloyd C.
Smith. Albert A. Rurkett, Robert
E. Bowers Jr., H. T. Bridges,
Willard E. Funderburg. Durwood
Chalker, Elbert Whitley. Lerov
Churley, Oliver Parks Cate, Del-
bert Dee Priee, Ollie D. Boiles.
and Francois E. Harris.
Baby Giri Born;
2 New Patients
One baby bom and two medical
patients "r.nstituted the report
from Breckenridge Hospital today.
Mc. and Mrs. M. L. Smith are
the parents of a baby girl born
Sunday. She weighed «even pounds
thirteen and one half ounces.
Mrs. John Alexander and Mrs.
D. R. Pressley ore the new medi-
cal patients.
Million Men To
Register Today
WASHINGTON Aug. 30 'tin-
Men of 2"i fell into line across the
nation today to begin the register-
rution for the second military draft
in eight years.
From 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. local
time, an estimated 1,200,000 men
in tiie 25 year group will check
in at 20.000 registration places in
the states arc! territories to answer
| questions about their- occu
| nation, inartal status, previous
j military experience, and the like.
' They ushered in the 1948 draft
'through which the Army in coming
montiis will call up «ome 250,000
men 19through 25 years of age to
swell its ranks to 790,00Q.
Old Things Best
Mrs. Dora Anderson, 83, has a key
ring she has carried 75 years and a
clothes brush she has owned for
69 yean.
Houston. A dster, Mrs. Doss Rich-
ardson lives in Indian Gap. Grand-
children include Mi • Richard Nos-
ier, Mrs. Gilson Smith and R. W.
Johnston Jr.. Winona and Betty
Jane Tieger, Houston. Doene and
Anne Wrr.iei. Odessa. There are
two great-gnind childivn.
Judfre Rieger was a member of
'the Christian Church over 60
years. Funeral .services will be
held at the Christian Church Tues-
day nftern >on at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.
T. McKissiclc. Abilene, old-time
school-mate of Mr. Rieger, will of-
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Guard Back After leal Work
Members of the National Guard
had returned home today from
Camp Hood convinced that the
government is deadly serious in
the training the guardsman.
They were at it night and day.
When not in battery training in
the day time they were attending
school at night.
The first week of camp was
primarily basic for all troops and
for officers and non-coms, there
were night classe and training in
refresher courses, advanced work
in field artillery and methods of
instruction. Training was under
the supervision of the very best
of nrmy instructors. The work day
began at 5 a. m. and ended about
9:110 p. m.
The second week was devoted
to specialty training for the job
that each man would perform in
jombat. The men fired all weapons
from 30 oal. carbines to the 155
■im. howitzers. A tactical field
The Breckenridge Battery was
short handed and most of the time
•ach man was performing the dut-
ies of two or three in order to
operate as a complete firing bat-
tery. As an example T-5 Lloyd
Peeks was teifbrming the duites
of eook and bnteher in the Bat-
talion M.'s*. truck driver and
mainten ,n"e man. and wps a mem-
ber of the howitzer gun crew.
Evtn though the work was han1
and long and the sleep short the
men remained very enthusiastic
and came home feeling that they
had learned a great deal. They
earned promotions for themselves
and commondation from the Bat-
talion Hq. for the battery.
Those who attended were:
Capt. R. C. Brittian. 1st Lt
Frank Sayrc, Lt. G. W. Callaway,
Lt. James Evans, 1st. Sgt. Lee
Bunkley, S-Sgt. Pete
Three Sentences
To Pen Given
Pleas of guilty in four cases by
three persons were heard in dist-
rict court today.
Leroy Scarborough pleaded guil-
ty to. a charge of forgery and wa*
given two vears. This was for a
check cashed by F. W. Robbins.
W. J. Ballard pleaded guilty to
the burglary of the Cha3tdm build-
ing and to theft of the car belong-
ing to Floyd Hotder. He was given
ten years, the sentences to run
Edwin R. Sparks pleaded guilty
to forgery in connection with at-
tempt to cash a check at the Pop-
ular Store And was given two
Indictments in these cases were
returned tart week by the Steph-
ens county grand jury.
Cattle 5000. Slow to weak,
ium grade slaughter steers,
S-Sgt Pete Alexander,,
problem was underway Tuesday. {S-Sgt. Weldon Thornton, Sgt. Ri- and choice
Wednesday, and Thursday of the ley Walters, Cpl. Melvin Alexan- Medium and
last week involving the 49th Ar- der, T-5 Lloyd Peeks, T-5 Tommie Heifers 27-25
no red Div.. the 36th Inf. Div. and' Watson. Pfc. E*rl Jeter, Pfc. Na- Hogs 90t.
all attached units. During this | than King. ' Pfc. Henry (tonlocfc, lower. Later.
me B. Battery of Breckenridge, Pfc. Jack Heath, Pfc. Howard Wal- 29*60 paid *
fired approximatelTsy*. hundred j ler, Pfc. Harold TlWjr, Pfc BOIy 240 lbs.
lings and heifers 23-28. Beef Cows
16-20. Slaughter Bulls 16-22.
Stocker cows mostly 18 down._
Calves—steady to
fired appraximatelMflfrfo. hundred j ler, Pfc. Harold Ten
rounds of high eMjpjw atrillery I Hartsfield, Pf&|9tay
weak. Good
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