The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, December 4, 1942 Page: 4 of 8
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rliUlfl ML be home *
-•I' November 7, 1M2,
Dearest Mother, Dad and Edwell;
This letter finds me in the "best
at health, and hope you all the
aame. I lost 20 lbs. in the last two
months but am gaining it back
now. This is really a nice place
here, and these people treat us so
nice, they tr$at us about twice as
good as our own people do—now
can you beat that-—The people*
down here know that we have
saved them from the Japs and
they just worship us.
Well, Mother I have a good'
Xmas present for you this year.
I'll bet you can't guess what it' is,
now jus^jstop and think'what it
is beforfe you read the rest of this.
is ygur present I will
sometime in January for
a long leave. Now that sounds too
good to be true, but I wouldn't
be telling you if it wasn't. After
what we have befen through the
past 8 weeks I can hardly believe
that I am going to get to come
home. I would tell you what hap-
pened to my ship but this letter
might fall into the wrong hands,
so Z better not. I will tell you L
had to go 84 hour^s without a drink
of wat,er, but I am O. K. now and
I am fit as a fiddle. We have been
through 6 weeU of hell but it's
all over now, for awhile anyway.
"God has really been good to
and I know it.-Sometimes I don't
ever know what I am doing but!
always do the right thing. I don't
ever get scared anymore. I guess
I have finally passed that stage
It's just like a football game. I'm
always nervous-but after the first
r=sssssBsgsss=s=s , i
shot is fired I settle down and
just wait until the lastv*one is fir-
ed. What'CjsSfctf-W bunch now
will get to miss about 8 or seyen
months of war, but we have earn-
ed a little resF" an3 nffist of ua
will get it. Some will get trans-
ferred just as- quick as—we get
back to the States and they will
be sent right back down here. If
I am one of that bunch I'll only
get to stay with you aboi^ttwo
days, but if I am not I will get to
stay 20<and maybejl.full 30 days.
All I can do right now is just
hope for a full leave periods, 1
have been told that I wouldn't be
sent right back down here, but
anything can happen. Right^SfflL
I am almost sure of 20 days leave.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.
I am enjoying my stay here in
Syndey, first time I have had lib-
erty in 88 days. Everything is. so
high down here" I" will tyring you
something back and give it to you
.latter I wrote^fiio^
did get to the States. In fact it
went eoo fniles. I got a letter from
you the other day, the first in two
months- It was really goo<
Long ago the railroads made possible the
swift settlement and development of this
land. —-"-.7-; •c.-
Today they face their greatest test in the
struggle to preserve it.
Foe this is essentially^e. war rolling
wheels. Millipns of men, and tens of mil-
lions of tons of vital raw and finished prod-
ucts must be moved swiftly and surely,
where and when they are needed.
Stop the wheels that move them, and we
stop all that floats and flies as wellS
That is why today, dtrthe Santa Fe, move*
ments essential to the war effort are "top-
~ ping" the biggest job in our history. They
must come .first, beyond argument or self-
sh interest, on every American railroad:
KEEP:^EM ROLLIN'-OR ELSE
* No, nation that doesnjot possess ^efficient
mass transportation can hope fO~wtn a
modern war. In America that mass trans-
portation job is squarely up to her rail-
roads. If they fail,, we loser ~ ~~ *. .. ~
Neither- battle-gallantry, nor industrial
wizardry alone will turn the tide. To meet,...
this tremendous responsibility, we ask for -
every possible consideration in the allocation *r.
of materialsfor vitallj essential repairs, main-
tenaqce and new equipment. :
LET'S Ait PULL TOGETHER
As the tide of military rail travel mounts,
you can help^us.. maintain adequate civilian
passenger service as well, in these ways:
, .. ★ Malta rtt*rvattont and buy tickets *aHy ★ C«hi<*I
unwanted r«*«rvationt promptly ★ Carry l*ail-p«t(i-
ble loggag*, checking extra piece* Jo avoid crowd- ,
ing* Vacate dining car* quickly after meali ★ Travel
mid-week,avoiding week-end and holiday ruih periods.
Turn freely to your local Santa Ff x
rep res en tativet~fo r help on your
'• travel or shipping problems.
SERVING THE SOUTHWEST AND CALIFORNIA
from you; you should have my
last letter dated the last part of
August, just before we- left, but
accprdjng to, your letter you bave •
n'tf heard from me in a long time.
It takes us 3 w eeks to get flowtl
herp, and it takes a. letter* that
long to get back, so you can count
up the time, that is if we are able
to send "a letter back just as. quick
as we get here. We stayed around
the Solomon Islands for 3 weeks
so you should kndw the rest.
Well, Dad you l\ad better prac-
tice up on those prairie dogs be-
cause I am going to beat you this
time. I was just, playing arpujuL
with you in' the> summer. VSfc'U get
a carton of" shells ana a box of ci-
gars and just watch the smoke
roll. ' ~ '• ■ . \
<Z_I Jtfftnt ^u to "meet me in-kub-
bock this time and if you" are ft
minute late I will tear- the depot
down with my bare hands. 1 vwill
send you a telegram in plenty of
. time.' " -■ -i;: .
Well, Edwell, how is the little
squirt? The way I"feel right now
I; Could whip a cow pin full like
you with one-hand. I really fooled
those Japs tfig°""6ther day, yo
should have seen me. I will tell
you all about it when I get home.
Edwell; these Australian girls
really, do appreciate a Bloody
Chap like. me. "Bttmy ! This one
is really good looking", they will
say, and I just stand there and
blush all the' way~« back to ""-the.
.as arid I tpld them that the
djaris rari we out. They°*will be-
lieve anything you tell; them. The
people have been through .a lot
and almost every family has lost
-someone liy tfiiS" ,war, I really fe-M
sorry _for them. You can't find -,®.
braver bunch of people than
Win,, We we will tell thernN-that we
are going to drive those Japs back
to Japan... TTray^-heltfye in us 100
percent: .. ■ ..J, '
, Well, Mother, I -miosl> £r^^' *:ea''
don't you write me again until
Xmas day; Don't Worry a bout .me.
because I am all right. If it's God3
•Will I will see you in January.
With ail my love.
1 Oliver "(Jimmy) Lee
2L •' ~ •-
Bend your clothes to us for expert ^catting and
pressing. W$ handle all fabrics and
^ ^ "l! lprs^^ carefully^—
Lubbock General Hb^pital Clinic
Formerly Lubbock Sanitarium Clinic v
Krueger, M.D., F.A.C.S.
H. IB. Ifcwt, ?• (Urology)
BYE, EAR. NOSE > THROAT
J. T. Hutchinson, . 11. D. V ;:
Ben^B. Hutchinson, M. IX*
C. Overton, M. D.
Jenkins, VL D.
INTERNAL MEDICINE ,
W. H. Gordon, M, D.* -
1. P. Littlmore, H.-D.
G. A.-Smith, M D. ,
J. D. Donaldson, M. D *
Blake, M-D. (Allfergyy X-RAT A LABORATORY
A. G. Barsh, M. D.
James D. Wilson, M. D.*
Wayne Reeser, M. D.«
• In U. S. Army Service
J. H. Felton, Business Manager
SCHOOL OF NURSING
hundje^ls of natives working hjere
in the camp j but mot so much work
'is. gotten out of them. Most ~ if
them can read and-speak'fairly'
good English, especially , when they
wish .a cigarette or match. ,
Boyt -Did" I. get seasftrk^nce of""
twice. .,^e to •take'two ahips-
to get here, but were very- glad
when we got on land again< We
trade tobacco and cigarettes for
oranges, bananas and cocoanuts..
They are very delicious. I wish I
eould send you some fot Christ-
mas, but I don't suppose wfs; ate
allfiwed to do so. . „
We've been jising English mon-
ey so long, thai I don't know what
U. s/money looks like. We have-
n't been paid but $7 since we lef t
Fort Dix. I do hope you keep send
ing papers for I will get them be-
fore too many- more weeks when
jxe are finally located and settled
(town. I've been working in" offi-
cer's quarters. We are, to 'be p&id
for our work.
R. J. COFFEY
same according to law, and make
due return as the law directs.
Issued and given > under my
hand and the Seal of said Court,
at office in Crosbyton, Texas, this
the 2nd', day ^Iof December A. D.
Attest: W. V, Hamjs, Clerk,
^ District Court, Crosby Couuty
(SEAL) Texas. 49-4tc
—~.,r , o ^ .T
By MRSl W. T BARNETT
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Fewell
Vivian Ruth visited relatives
Lockney Sunday. . rr .
water, Okla., and Raymond Till-
son of New Orleans, spent several
days with their parents^ Air, and
Mrs. M. L. Alison and other reia-
tives here.-- —-—-—
Mr. and Mrs. G. F, F^ail^ and
children spent Sunday -with. „ Mr.
and Mrs. Claude FlerriiriS
Mr. and Mrs. C^ B. Leatherwood
and childreir of "Amarillo -visited
Friday night with Mr. and Mrs.
A. G. Barnett. " .1
Mrs. R. D. Worley and Mrs. J...
C. Jones of Crosbyton visited last
week with Mr. and Mrs. Otis Jack-
son, James and - June, of" Arnaril-
lo. James and June returned .ffpme
with them~for a few days visit.
. Mr. and Mra.- Bill Keith s And
famHy spent the wpek-end visit-
ing Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Glanton
and girls of Odessa. «:—
sMr. and Mrs. '^Sherman Inman
and--boys of Odessa spent Satur''
day night with, Mr." afnd Mrs. Ar-
vig Moore and family.:
Sunday guefsts of Mr. and Mrs,
M. L. Tillson were Mr. and "Mrs".
Arvis Moore and children, MC-"
and Mrrf: tF. 3. Barnett '-ariek-girls,
Mrr arid.. Mrs,; Perry. Tillson and
sons, Raymond and Vera Mae Till-
son, arid Ward Baldwin, Fairview-.
fin and ~ —
meeting of the Crosby:
County Singing Convention will be
held at the First Baptist churjcKU-
Lorenzo, Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2:30
p. m„ D. A. Edwards, president of
the assoclatibn, announced.
All people who can possibly do
so are .Urged to be present at this
time, Mr Edwards said, as will
be decided^ at this meeting whe-
ther to continue the regular meet-
DR. JIM J. ROBERTS
Located downstairs In Hen-
dricks Bklg., two doors west
ef Nlckson Drug Store.
Office £h. 11 — Res. Ph. 21
•,, f - Somewhere in Africa. %.
Dear Mother" and "A^lY"_"' T: '
Here we*Hre somewnere in Af-
rica. I can't say just where as yet
but I assure you "that we are en-
joying the" surroundings so far. We'
have American food and beds, soj
you" see this is n6t such a ^ack-
ward country after all. There ar^|.—Suit for divorce on the grounds
children of' Jay ton are spending "a
few days with his "parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Griffin and Joan..
Mr. and Mrs^ Dan Worley '"and'
son. Mr. and Mrs.-Ted Worley and
daughters of Abilene; srant*. part
of the Thanksgiving, holidays with
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Worley and
r-and-MfsTTJ. McMnm?TT~e r-
tis and Earlene, spent Sunday vis-
iting relatives near Spur/" 7 .
• Mrf and Mrs. A. <5. - Barnett
were Sunday guests of 'Mr. ^ lnd
•mm ' • wt ' ''WPL.T 1 a- ■ w j—" ■
Mrs.. Jim Dickey. 01 CroSbyton.
j' THEL'STATE b'F -TEXAS^"''".'!
"• T0: Raymond L. "Eiavidson, de-
feridaiit, Greeting: \ *,
Yoii. are-herebyTOriimande-d to-
appear -before the Honorable . Dfs^
' trict Court; of Crosby County at
the-Court Hous?* thereof^ irr CfoS-
hy.ton, Texas, at or before 10 o1*
clock A. M. of—the first Mondav
next after.ithe expiration of forty-
two days ffom the date of the is-
suance of. this, citatibn, same be-
ing the 18th- day of January A. D"
1943, then and there to an^jste/i
Plaintiff's.Petition filed in said:
Court;' on" the 2nd day bf Decem-
ber A^-SR.< 1942^ in-this cause, num-
bered 1891-on the docket of- said-
court and styled Grace Davidsoii
Plaintiff, vs. Raymond L. David-
soiT Uefe^idant. - * --
A brifef statement of the riature
of this suit is as follows, to wit:
Mr, and Mrs. J. V/. Hlnson have
moved Into the Mrs. Mary Johnson
residence on South Farmer Ave-
nue. Mr. Hlnson is. employed at
William* &oe Repair shop.,
, Mr. and Mra. Emzy Pieratt vis-
ited" ,Uleir BOn, Pfc. Foy Pieratt at
Barkley, Atott^ne, Sunday.,
«J> tav, Dto,
" PMt year h.r*
enter defen* ^
CauSe Many Fires—
Don't let fire destroy the lovely possession,
taken years to gather! Frot^t v^..-
the hazaxd* of fire that can happen
ing. Insure yourseiif against
amount M inHuran
great loss wit]
Call on us for complete information.
GUARANTEE ABSTRACT & TT
& ELLISON INSURANCL
LOTTIE ElU80M, ^SITbwn."r"
COME ON AND.
Andy Gump sayi—
Who says you have
. to let food and gro-
cery shortages " arid
costs "get you down"
—Smart women who^iiH. goi*
' more War' fronds. Liktirtmsi
-have learned to shop e,se we'Ti *oiat *<> 'top tin n'
^ . - by New YeuV*-
HERE-don't have torfhey know our store is I
-j. L r ■;
brimming with good values just as in the g^l
old days. A trial-\\illL^,nvTnce your
f-o&iCjMel treatment of such a na-„
ture as to- Vjerider their further-liv-'
ing together as husband'lind wife
insupportable, ks is iriore-^ fully
shown by Plaintiff's PetitiorP^.
ilie in 1ahls suit. . ■ " ■
"'The offices, je^ecuting^ this "'•'pro-
cess shalLpromptlv ekecuto— tho
Attend the-Big Bond^
Rally December 7th
V ;; rr
Why wony abotit
shortages and high
er prices? Your,
■all her shopping h
will tell you thatouj
:mical service stretche
as far as ever, for jui
JOIN FREE- ^ y°ur8eIf 10 theJONCE-
i_ A-WEEK CLUB af Your Mile-
age Merchant s Conoco station. Chooiw your
vatoce on lubrication and anything that he
. finds you need for toe duration of your car!
uJSBeWr your c/m,L.for your country
nhtTMte ain't much time
w T" ^£*r sjr *ad we *ott*
"P fer W§jr.Moa4g with 10%
XlaT s~ *ad w* gotta
qlpur pa? by
it as much fine var*
iety as ever. We invite you to give us a trial * *
- ■- r——.
"Couple of my customere cpjilds**!
get a neW car by" U. S. regoBtid|t'
But they*ire caiefyl ^ wi|b th« or
they've got—doing under 36, tan**
^ "And this 35-iriUo 'tops' dniom
your car last lofigen.yet, if you dont
hunt up grief at 00 miles «n hour!
That's no wisecrack—OQ milfl*
and your engine is startingcold, I
ing lubrication the worst of fiVO
I don'tJiiirt cljaaigeyouroiL Idwn*6
you to an OIu-PfcATED engine yith my
Conoco. N oil that attache*
PLAtino inside your engine, sort of by
from all draining down to the cW®r
case overnight, and aji day. e^c'
"Soccer than you're in the
OIL-JPXATINO is upwhere youneed
instead of taking time getting
You'veJ^ad lat«.of P^ple' f
ides mine, that the worst dang®*
weaf^bmes in starting cold. u
«bat'« iplaiiier^g*^?10^ ^
than OIL-PLATING JT0UT J
with Conoqj'N'A oil? I BB
glad I've got it for you
in wartime.""^ '
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Curry, W. M. The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, December 4, 1942, newspaper, December 4, 1942; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256009/m1/4/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Crosby County Public Library.