The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, July 11, 1941 Page: 1 of 8
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TO BE ISSUED IN
Lhants Attend First
' Meeting To Discuss
merchants selling 100 per cent
•rifian grown, processed, and
"n^actured cotton products in
"by county will shortly be In
for increased business from
_rs participating in the Sup-
C„ntary Cotton program of the
s Department of Agriculture,
nointing this out, John Allen
?chairman of the Cotton In-
' committee, added that all
cu4nts should be thoroughly
miliar with the rules and regu-
bons governing the operation of
program before accepting or
neeroing Cotton Stamps.
"ah retail merchants handling
f cotton products -in Crosby
nty who have registered with.
, the Surplus Marketing Ad-
istration, are eligible to take
in the program and benefit
this additional business." he
he merchants who attended
leeting at Crosbyton Tuesday
and are now eligible to ac-
cotton stamps in exchange
["goods includes all dry goods
s and some others who retail
cotton goods. The stores eli-
now are Lynch's Variety
the Golden Rule Store, and
..son Watson Dry Goods Co.,
fllalls; George's Dry Goods, and
latthewsCash—Store of- Crosbys
Jennings Dry Goods of Lo-
; r. F. Cook of Robertson,
Vaughan Grocery Store, of
These merchants agreed 100 per
at to encourage the general
iblic to purchase more cotton
30ds by attractive counter and
«0F feOANS NOW
SEEDING OF LAND
C. Ingram Is Agent for
FSA Loans in This
J Loans are now being made to
timers by ,the Farm Security
.dministration for fallowing and
Beding lands, D. H. Sandige,
ield Supervisor, said here Tues-
ly. Headquarters for Mr. Sand-
^ Is at Spur. He has been su-
ervisor here for ten years.
Effective July 1, loans were
vailable, said Mr. Sandige. to
irmers, with a preference to the
mall income group, limiting the
jana to $400 for each, probably
n average of around $1.50 per
Cje. The only security taken for
Mae loans is a mortage on the
Wp, Mr. Sandige added,
C. C. Ingram of Crosbyton, is
ritlng up applications in Crosby
HANK SMITH FFA
BOYS TO ATTEND
STATE MEET JULY 16
Dean Huckabay To Com-
pete ini News Writing
Boys of the Hank Smith Chap-
ter FFA will attend the State
Convention to be held at MarshaHr
Texas, on July 16 to 19, their
sponsor, Ewing Weaver, stated
here this week. They will leave
here Saturday July 19.
* Hie Chapter will be allowed
two delegates. It was not known
how many would be able to at-
tend the convention but there will
probably be five that will go.
Mr. Weaver said. Ewing Lawson
md Luther Worley will help plan
the year's work.
Dean Huckabay, the cSiapter'3
reporter, will enter the news writ-
ing contest. He will compete with
16 other writers over the state.
Dean placed second last year in
ivews writing. This will be his last
activity for the local chapter. H';
has won the district and area and
will represent this area at the
Mr. Weaver, their sponsor, will
accompany the-boys to Marshall.
SET FO^ 41-42 TERM
Now 1,548,023. Scholastics
In the State To Get
The State Board of Education
Monday .fixed the school appor
tionment at the law's maximum of
$22.50 per child and the State
Automatic Tax Board is scheduled
to meet on'jJuly .21 and fix a
state school tax rate that will
produee sufficient funds to pay it
in full, under a new law that de-
mands such action. It is certain it
will not reach the 35 cents maxi-
With the gross $34,650,000 ap-
propriations and the $8,444,190 tho
public schools of Texas will re-
ceive a total of $43,095,190 in
state funds during the next scho-
lastic year, beginning September
According to State Department
of Education census there are
now 1,548,023 scholastics , but
statioians figure the number will
approximately by 1,540,000 for
1942. The current figure is about
10,000 less than the census for
1940's school children .
crosbyton, crosby countv texas, friday, july 11, 1m1
All LATE CROPS
UP GOOD STAND
Showers Continue to Fall
in Widely Scattered.
DOES NOT SHOW
Statement Fair Consider-
ing Time of Year,
^eat harvest is iio£ shown in
he financial statement of tlrr
Citizens National Bank appearing
i this week's issue of the Review.
: k a good report for this season
f the year, with a total deposit of
".677,33, not so very much
' than the April 4 report.
Loans and discounts amount to
f 131,266.78, and quick assets of
8,420.85, and total resources of
Dua to the late wheat harvest
®ney returns on "the crop had
yet appeared at the time this
fctement was made.
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tool Board Names
Board of Equalization
Crosbyton school board at
"gular meeting Tuesday night
^ited F. M. Dunn, Q. H. Hud-
and Russell McCurdy as
of equalization to serve
a previous meeting of the
C. L. Davis was elected as
lPal of the grammer school.
.J*1* Lavoyee Short of Dallas la
lltufl *U8gt °* Porothy Corne-
JMb*. Ed Ballard and daughter.
turned from iVirfc Worth
Mavia has been under
* la a hospital In Fort
the past two weeks. r
Defense Bond Quiz To
Be Conducted In the
Review Starting Today
At the request of the Treasury
Department we announce a new
feature of interestr-and service to
many readers who rae buying or
will buy Defense Savings Bonds
and Stamps. This will be called
the Defense Bond Quiz, and will
start in this week's issue.
The questions will be chosen
from among those asked by most
Bond and Stamp Buyers. The
answers will tell what the new De-
fense Savings Program means to
the individual .and to the Nation.
ONE-HALF OF LOAN
TO BE PENALTY ON
Exact Amount Unknown
Until Basic Loan
Cotton farmers o^Drosby coun-
ty who are issued red marketing
cards because they have over-
planted their 1941 cotton acreage
allotment will be required to pay
a penalty on the excess cotton
they market equivalent to one-
half the basic loan rate for cot-
ton," W. C. Gray, chairman of the
Crosby County ACA has announc-
The penalty on cotton for the
1941-42 marketing year had been
set at 3 cents per pound but a
recent amendment, to the Agri-
cultural Adjustment Act has in-
creased this penalty.
Tlii exact amount of the penal-
ty cannot be determined at this
time, Gray continued, since the
basic loan rata for cotton has not
been set for Texas, but it proba-
bly will be about 7 cents per
'•Bw state AAA Office at Col*
lege Stati|on has notified uS - of
this new AAJC Amendment, and
aleo will advise us as to the exact
amount of penalty per pound
when the basks loan rata is re-
ceived," the ACA official contin-
During last week end and first
of this week showers kept up rt
constant daily occurance in wide-
ly scattered sections of the county
the heaviest occuring on the east
plains where It was said as much
as an inch and half fell there on.i
afternoon. - - -
couth of town and W. T. Dunn
stated here Wednesday that his
field was too wet-to-get into. Fur-
ther southwest heavy showers f?ll
with considerabl-e hail which was
said to have battered up crops
considerably in- several fields.
Wheat harvest on the east
plains has gone ^forward between
showers, and according to farmers
in that section it is a slow process
with considerable more loss sus-
tained with each rain as the wheat
is low down near the ground and
hard to combine.
Harvesting the- wheat will con-
tinue for sometime yet, according
to the farmers. It is estimated
that the crop is two-thirds gath-
ered with better than 60 car loads
received by the .three elevatore
Late cotton planted is all up
and looking pretty, it is said, but
weeds, which have grown to a
menacing height, is a problem yet
facing the farmers but inroads on
the weedly fields are being mad?
rapidly this week as the showers
have for the present ceased". Quite
a lot of land will never be culti-
vated due jto the heavy raina
causing tall, and heavy growth of
weeds which has made it impossi-
ble for farmers to get to it in tims
to plant it.
U. S. COTTON CROP
MAY BE SHORTEST
IN TWENTY YEARS
of new Public
Will Be Held Tonight
Urged to Attend
Free Program And
Formal opening of the Croiby
County Public Library is to oe
held tonight, in the library build-
ing, which iS'the B. & P. W. Club
room in the basement of the Elli-
son building. The program is to
start at 8:00 o'clock.
Xhe public is invited and urged
to attend this opening and see
for themselves the wonderful be-
ginning made by the library here.
Many books have already been
placed on the shelves, which have
been neatly arranged, comfortable
chairs and tables for readers, and
the library otherwise made to
give it a smart appearance.
The program, which is free to
the public, is as follows: song, Bill
Robertson; cornet solo, R. P.
Nicholson accompanied by Mar-
guerite Willis; song, Milla Rae
Huddleston; accordian numbers
Jean Fulkerson;-dance, Dolly Arm
Littlefield. Announcements Hi re-
gard to the library will be made
by R. H. Nowlin, chairman of the
advisory committee. *
By FRANK E, WHITE
Mr. L. W. Chapman, manager,
Floyd County REA cooperation
was in Crosbyton Monday, and
stated that he expected an allot-
ment would be made right away
to begin construction on C2 Sec-
tion, which will serve Crosbyton
We are also in receipt of let-
ters from Con. George Mahon an<l
Arthur W. Gerth, of the applica-
tion and Loan Division of the
Rural Electrification Administra-
tion. Washington,- D. C. assuring
us of every effort possible to speed
up this application.
We feel sure that it won't Be
long until this allotment will be
made and work started on ths
Now would be an excellent
time to organize a co-operative
and build a Hospital in good old
Crosbyton. As the months and
Many Fields Will Not Be
Harvested* Grain Men
Reduction of Acreage Is
-• Given*As Reason for
This year's cotton crop may be
the smallest in 20 years, produc-
tion authorities said Tuesday in
commenting on an Agricultural
report that the 1941 harvested a-
creage might be the smallest since j years go by we are more and
more in need of a local Hospital.
The co-operator's in other parts
of the county are certainly making
good and from standpoints of
convenience and saving in money.
A hospital in Crosbyton would pay
for itself every year. We have
discussed this plan with some
who are familiar, with it's work-
ing and feel like wjlth any effort
worth mention on the part of our
people, the thing could be put ov-
er. Let's Talk it Over!
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF
Miss Marjorie Frank Webstar,
of HuntsviUa, ia this week's guest
Should yields average as high
as the 252.5 pounds an acre pro-
duced last year, production would
be about 11,666,000 bales, the
smallest since 1935. Should yields
equal the 1926-38 average of 198.1
pounds an acre, the crop would be
about 9,153,000 bales, or the
smallest since 1921.
The department said there were
several causes fSr this year's re-
duction in acreage. They included
frequent and heavy rains in Tex-
as and Oklahoma throughout the
spring, which prevented the plant-
ing of some intended acreage "and
resulting in the loss of some acre-
age which already had been plant-
Cotton in cultivation in the Un-
ited States on July 1 was estimat-
ed Tuesday by the Department of
Agriculture to be 23,519,000 acres.
That is 5.4 per cent less than In
cultivation a year ago and 28.6
per cent less than the 10-year
(1930-39) average area in cultiva-
tion July 1.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wilson,
Richard Jay and Misses Rowena
Karr and Inez Ross attended the
Lubbock—Wichita ball game at
Lubbock on the 4th.
Mrs. Mollie Mayo was to town
Saturday after being ill with a
case of mumps. Mrs. Mayo , is 70
years old and had escaped the
mumps untill recently.
Miss Clara McCurdy of Decatur,
was the guest over the week-end
of her sister, Miss Nora McCurdy
and brother and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Mcurdy and Russell
Mr. and Mr*. K. L. Adams have
returned to their home in Benton,
Illinois after a ten day visit with
their son, Dr. J. L Adams, Mrs.
Adams and Sarah Ann. —
Misses Marcena Rayborn and
Shirley Palmer spent the National
holiday with,Miss Rayborn's par-
ents at Rule.
C. J. Bell, of the Bell-Marshall
Motor Company,, left yesterday
morning for El Faao in answer to
amessage that tttmother wasffi
and that ua operat*m was neces-
,The first Baptist Church of
Southland, Texas, is observing it's
twenty-fifth anniversary home-
coming Sunday, July 13. Former
pastors will be speaker* for the
day. All former members are
urged to attend.
A basket lunch will be served
at the noon hour. Rev. ] Hubert
Foust is the present pastor.
Miss Eleanor Dyer, student at
West Texas hospital, pwbbock,
spent the week-end here With her
brothers, C. L. Dyer, Jr., and Her-
schell and a sister, Mrs. Jim Ed-
wards and family. Their father, C.
L. Dyer Sr., is at Hot Springs, N.
E. H. Colins, W. Hi Nickson and
Jack Davis went to Port Worth
on the 4th. Mr. Collins visited his
sister, Mrs. J. B Bowles at Grand-
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Greer, of
Wichita Falls, attended the Elli-
son-Taekett wedding here Sunday.
They v were the guests of Mrs.
Greer's father, R. A. Dobbs and
brother, Cecil Dobbs and family.
Mrs. Paul Raines of Los Ange-
les, California, arrived here Wed-
nesday for a vacation visit with
_her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bal-
Friends have received announce-
ment of the birth of a daughter,
Shirley Vaughn, to Mr. and. Mn.
Lewis Mise of Lubbock. Mrs.
Mlze is the former Miss Alice La-
them of this city.
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Mr. and Mis. J. L Young spent
the 4th in Abilene.
About 80 car loads of wheat had
been received by the three eleva-
tors in Crosbyton up to yesterday
morning, of this year's crop. Ac-
cording to ^elevator men two
thirds of the crop has been had-
Wheat harvesting this year has
had many set-backs, with the hea-
vy rains during most of June be
ing the biggest deterrent, causing--Appling, Mt. Blanco club;
rust and making the crop: slow, in
ripening. Yield per acre for this
year's crop has a wide variance,
ranging from 6 bushels per acre
to 35 bushels per acre. The aver-
age is estimated around 12 to 15
bushels. The test is low with the
exception of some varieties, Ten-
marq for one, which is testing
It is said that some of the wheat
fields will nevgr. be harvested, duo
to the heavy conditions of fields
that are still wet,, and weeds in
fields that are down on the
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TEXAS IS TRAILING
INEAISING OF USO
QUOTA OF $400,000
E. B. Germany Urges the
Citizens of- State To
WOMEN, 4-H GIRLS
TO ATTEND SHORT
COURSE , AT A. & M.
Miss Carolyn Dixon heads
Group to Annual
Six women, representing var-
ious Home Demonstration clubs in
mers' Short Course at College Sta-
tion beginning Sunday, July 13,
and continuing through the J5tn,
Miss Carolyn Dixon, home demon-
stration agent,, announced yester-
■ TTie women from the county to
attend and who will leave Satur-
day are: Mrs. S. F. Starrett of
the Leatherwood club; Mrs. S. G.
DALLAS, Texas—One of the
most favored states of all in the
receipt of defense contracts and
training camps is traUiQgyn the
raising of its USO quota of j>4(30,
000, according to reports in the
office of E. B. Germany, regional
chairman, in Dallas. Germany is
campaign ehairman over four
states, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisi-
ana and Arkansas. Oklahoma,
Louisiana and Arkansas have all
gone over the top.
Due to the political campaign
and other unsurmountable obsta-
cles the closing date of the fund-
raising carhpafgtr. has been Extend-
ed until July 15, at which time
chairman Germany hopes to an-
nounce Texas has oversubscribed
its quota. Congressional districts
2,3, 4, 13, 14, and 15 are one hun-
dred percent organized and report-
ing their quotas practically finish-
A German purge of a year ago
brought out a USO worker in a
Panhandle bounty that went well
"o^^i&'^osfiCTliia worker made
a patriotic speech before the stu-
dent, body of one of his county
high schools. Later his mother was
reported arvtcttm oTtTre German
Gestapo. He had come to Ameri-
ca several years ago. He had pros-
pered Md he was thankful to the
land of his adoption for the free-
dam and liberty it had granted
him—an adopted son. His aged
mother remained in Germany.
Former Johnson County
Residents Plan Reunion
The former residents of Johnson
County will meet in their third
annual get together, Sunday, July
20th at the city auditorium, at
Bring a picnic lunch, meet your
old friends, and enjoy the day.
Roy Heath of Lubbock, was the
guest, Sunday, of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. T. Heath and Miss
o , .
Mrs. Mike Brannan, of Amarillo
tpent the holidays here with her
mother, Mrs. E. W. Suggs.
Mr. and Mrs; L. A. Bairrow
spent the 4th in Abilene with their
daughter and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Lane. They also viewed
the boat racing on Lake Phantom
near Abilene. 1 ....
C. L. Freeman was called to Tu-
cumcarl, New Mexico, on account
of the iimww of his father, 7. A.
Mr. and Mrs. N. T. BlckneU
spent the fourth of July in Slaton
with their daughter, Mrs. O. V.
Sims and children. Mrs. flirts and
children, ■ttsabeth an* O. V. Jr.,
accompanied thatfi home Sunday.
C. E. Scott, Lorenzo club,
A. J. Brandon, Robertson
Mrs. L. F. Head, Pleasant
club, and Miss Woottie Crump, of
the Farmer club. They will return
home on July 16.
4-H Girls Representatives
Four girls, representing. , . four
4-H Girls clubs of the county, will
also attend the Short Course.
They are Rita Roberson, repo-
se n ting the Cone club; Lucyle No-
ble, of the Farmer club; Maxine
Hancock, Robertson, and Winnell
Ratheal of Leatherwood.
Mis3 Dixon left Thursday for
College Station where she will join
the Crosby county delegates on
Sponsors for the girls are Mrs.
A. J. Brandon and Mrs. S. F.
APPEAL FOR ALUM-
INUM IS MADE TO.
Gathering of Metal Will
„ Begin Pgring Week
An appeal to rural people to con-
tribute aluminum in a drive an-
nounced recently by the Office of
Civilian Defense, has been made
by Director H. H. Williamson of
the Texas Extension Service.
Governor W. Lee O'Daniel has
called upon county judges to as-
sume leadership of the campaign.
County Extension agents Tjavo
been asked to assist with this
work as if. relates to rural areas.
Gathering of aluminum is to begi
during the week of July 21, and
according to the plan, local com-
mittees of 4-H Club members,
home demonstration clubs, land
use planning Committees, and
other groups will, call on farm
homes in the community to collect
the aluminum scrap.
Anything which is made ~~of
aluminum will . do. Among the i-
tems suggested for donation are
pots and pans, radio parts, toys
shakers, screening, old washing
par|s, picture frames, book ends,
ice trays, measuring cups, cam
era equipment, kettles and double
boilers, bottle and jar caps,' re
frigerator plates and electric ap
pliances of all sorts.
Earlier the Office of Production
Management had asked the citi-
zens to defer collecting scrap alu-
mium until.the week of July 14
and warned against "sharpsters"
posing as legitimate government
purchasers buying up scrap. It is
estimated that the campaign to
collect secondary aluminum will
result in obtaining 20 million
pounds of first-class metal for use
in 2,000 fighter planes.
The metal collected will be sold
to smelters at a special uniform
price fixed "by the government.
Entire net proceeds will be avail-
able to the Office of Civilian De-
fense for expenditures required in
the proper defense of the civilian
Joe Billy Stacy of El Paso Is
visi£lng his aunt, Mrs. W. W. Wil-
son, Mr. Wilson and Mary Fran-
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Clean, fresh water in sanitary
containers should be kept before
young turkeys. Water should be
shaded in hot weather because
poults will drink more if it is
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Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Perkins, Jr.,
are moving into their new home
on Fifth street.
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Mrs. Dewey Whalen spent last
week with her sister, Mrs. It. Q.
McFarlan, who is IU in a Dallas
hosp «. •- ..
Campaign ts Set at
The United Stales Service
ganization WTBSse purpose
equip recreational centers for thft
soldiers, sailors, avaiitorsi • and •
marines has been fully organised/
in Crosby County and is Miring
contributions from every one who
does not have to go away to tha
camp, R. H. Nowlin, county <*ndiw
man of the organization said hern
Two 'percent of America's
are away from home in
camps, in air training centers,
in the navy with no organized
recreational centers or programs
for them. Hie USO is composed of
the Salvation Army, YMCA, YW
CA, and other welfare organiza-
tions which are functioning as a-
unit in this effort to equip recrea-
tional centers at all camps and at
all large centers where the army
boys would like to spend week-
ends if they had a place to call
home while they are there. Tha
United States Government has
promised to build the houses for
these recreational centers if these
organizations will equip them and
staff them where wholesome en-
tertainment, libraries, and a lodg-
ing will be provided for the men.
Mr. Nowlin announced that Rus-
sel McCurdy will be chairman of
the USO -from Crosbyton and it's
territory, Leonard — Rartlptt for
Ralls, and Jack Bowman for Lo-
reijzo. Anyoireriiving in these trade
territories are urged to send their
contributions to the chairman in
their respective tuwnar.—
Crosby County's quota is $730.«.
00 with crosbyton alloted $300.00
of this and Ralls $300.00, and Lo-
renzo $150.00 of the county's quo-,
ta. Hie drive is op^n now and will
close the latter part of .this month.
See your chairman today and do
your best for the boys in the camp
Mr, Nowlin urges,
Opened Office in City
Dr. F. X. Kearney arrived in
Crosbyton last week end and has
established his office in the old
Chamber of Commerce office next
door west of Roy Howard's office.
Dr. Kearney was graduated
from the University of Maryland;
he was three years in the Mercy
Hospital in Baltimore as an in-
terne, and served a year overseas
in the World War. He begin the
practice oFlmgtficine and surgery
in 1920, with special attention to
diseases of women.
Dr. Kearney has been practicing
four years in the panhandle of
Texas, two years at Dalhart and
two years at Earth before coming
Q. What-is-a-Ur S*~Defense Sav
ings Bond ? ■«.
A. This Bond is proof that you
have loaned money to the United
States Government for national
defense. Your Bond bears interest
at the rate of 2.9 percent a year,
if held to maturity (ten years).
Q. Why should I buy Defense
A. Because money talks. To .
dictators it speaks defiance. To
friends of freedom, it says, "Hera
is my hand!"
Note.—To purchase Defense
Bonds and Stamps, go to the near*
est post office or bank, , or write
for information to the Treasurer
of the United States, Washington
best grain harvest sofcs
1920 forecast p
American farmers expect to
harvest this summer their most
valuable crop of grain siaoe lMfcr
Statisticians today estimated
the prospective domestic yield of
the four major cereals wheat,
corn, oats and fy—<would bo
worth at market, based on presto*
Chicago prices, almost $8,300,00ty«
Mr. and Mrs. ilnitold itae and
four small sons,
are the gw
MiH Mise is
Itarisr of the
Marvin Procter has
ths past five
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