The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, April 28, 1944 Page: 1 of 8
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CROSBYTON, CROSBY COUNTY, TEXAS. FRIDAY. APRIL. 28. 1944.
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from a General Hospit-
here in Egypt, Lt. June
serving with the Army
Corps, deserves arrecent
made of the Holy Land
tHer sent tQ her parents,
| Mrs. Roy Flipo, 1941 For-
to the beggars and bought some
souvenirs. Boy, were they "gip
Joints?" Then we had lunch, and
believe me, we were tired and
hungry. After lunch we visited
Bethlehem. You can look down
from a hill and see this little town
and it looks very peaceful and
quiet from a distance. Here we
visited tlje birthplace ~*of' Christ
and other places of interest. The
natives here also, as in Old Jeru-
salem, live much as in the days
When we returned to Old Jeru-
salem, we visited the Church of
,t Flippo embarked for the Holy Sepulcher where we saw
service from Calif.,- Feb-
1*1943, and was six weeks , in
g, going by way of Aus-
faiid India," and sending her
fetter home _ from the Equat-
arrived irT Egypt, April 1
nd has been stationed there
but in various sectors.
I now with the General Hos-
|awaiting a transfer.
■ of the Holy Land is de-
by Lt. Flippo in the fol-
so longHalime, I will try
I you of my trip to the Holy
the tomb of Christ.: In the Church,
along with many other- wonders,
is the encased statue of "The Vir-
gin Mary," which is inlaid with
jewels. I think I can say it is the^
psost beautiful thi-ag-i-hayt: ever"
seen. The est is estiniatecf'at mil-
lions. The jewels: have been given
by wealthy "people from every
ch was her first assign—nation. In this Church we could
started on our to,ur about
an hour late, so we had to
i for it, as we only took a
some of the places of in-
only from a distance, such
high peak of Fisgah On Alt.
from which Mo'stfs viewed
iised Land, and the Dead
ch is 1300 feet below the
. the lowest in the
Hio water is so salty it is
ible to sink in it. Ola Ruth
in swimming there when
;t on her visit, and she is
bragging about sitting on
ir. I also saw Rachers
from a distance.
we visited the Mt. of
From here you can see on
of Jordan Valley and on
ier, Jerusalem. We visited
|ue on the Mt. of Olives
is owned by the Mohammc-
with the exception of .1
of rock, encased in glass,
ied by the British. There
t print' on this rock which
ght to be that of Christ,
He ascended into heaven,
possible to walk down the
Olives to the Garden of
e, but as our time was
we did not have the pleas-
visited the Masque of Omar
Dome of the Rock. Thts-is
be one of the most;
W buildings of the world,
entered this beautiful
we had to put sandals of
over our shoes. The native
assisted us with this task
for American chewing
d other little trinkets. This
is built over the rock on
Abraham was ready to sac-
Isaac. . .
Mosque also belongs to the
■ms who believe that the Al-|
'the rock from which Mo-
Ief ascended into Heaven on
Abraham was ready to sac-
e back of his winged steed
'•r the Mosque, we visited
s Stables, and the most
70 s'ght here is the huge
'ith beautiful architeceture
went to the Wailing Wall
many Jews still come on ...
"bath and festivals andl0in—
of A- B., and the fifth
the Jewish year. Many
go there and mourn,
'<• is the date or the des-
°f both the First and Sec-
^Ples. There are- cyprus
between the stone which
etimes identified as "Tha
sPringeth out of the,
^a11 18 feet high,
visiting the mosques, we
the Way of the Cross (Vis
" ^ou never realize what
. must have had to
y°u have walked there.
P ces are marked where it is
t that Christ fainted as He
® natives we passed on the
■tiu live much as they did
* time. They were carry-
« crates on their backs, or
very large carts. I could
P but feel pity for them be-
t seemed their burdens
much too heavy to bear.
" walking this way we went
have our souvenirs from the Holy
Land blessed by the Priest.
We also saw the Garden Tomb,
which is thought by many to be
the Holy Sepulcher. From the Gar-
den one can observe a large hill or
rock cliff, and from an angle see
the formation of a skull. This is
thought to be Golgotha. In this
Garden is the old wine-Vat. We
were allowed to enter the Tomb
It is a very large tomb, room
enough for a number of people at
once. '" - ~ —
At last, we visited the Church
of all Natjons in the Garden ot
Gethsemane, built by the Gatholica
of all nations. This church is so
beautiful it would be impossible
to describe it. At the Altar there
is a rock encased in glass where
Jesus knelt to pray.
Lieutenant Flippo was graduat-
ed from Abilene high school and
entered training at the Hendrick
Memorial hospital in 1937. Sue
was graduated June, 1940 and en-
tered the service at Camp Bark-
ley as an Army nurse in 1941,
where she stayed until November
of 1942. Lieutenant Flippo wa?
then transferred to Camp Bowie,
Brownwood, and remained there
until she reported for foreign
DEWEY ELMER ELLISON ,
ON TL-trANE HONOR ROLL
Dewey E. Ellison, of Tulane,
one of the best Naval schools of
the south, located at New Orleans
La., is now on'the honor roll of
the school, his grandparents, Rev.
and Mrs., H. M. Reed, report this
week. ""*1 ...
TO BE HELD AT
LORENZO APRIL 28
All farmers in Crosby County
are invited to an educational-meet-
ing on irrigation on April 28th at
Lorenzo High School at 8:30 p.m.
... Don Jones, who is with the Lub-
bock Experimental Station, will
discuss the advantages and dis-
advantages of irrigation and how
to tell when to water your crops
so it will pay.
"I know that you.are busy but
I can assure you that it will be
well worth your while to attend
this meeting," W. R. Kimbrough,
County Agricultural Agent, said.
PLANNING BEFORE CANNING
Mrs. T. H. Snider is teaching a
class in planning before canning
on Wednesday afternoons from 4r
to 6 o'clock every week in the
canning kitchen on the highway
east of Higginbotham Bartlett
Co.*s luihber. yard. Mrs. Snider
said the class is free and every
one is Invited to attend the class
New equlpment has been receiv-
ed and the class will be instructed
how to use the equipment
, The amount of~ vegetables,
fruits, knd other foods needed to
can for a family, .victory garden
planning and planting and other
phases of planning before canning
will be discussed.
Mr. and Mrs, C. W. Warren
visited their son and wife Pfc. and
Mrs. Jewel Warren at Garden City
Kansas. Mr. Warren said they en-
counteed heavy rain at Canyon
and snow in the north panhandle
TO BE HELD SAT.
— The Crosby County 4-H Club
and F.F.A. Livestock Show will be
held in Ralls, Saturday April 29,
and judging will start at 2:00 p.m.-
The show is sponsored by the
Lions Club in Crosbyton, the
Chamber of Commerce in Ralls,
and the business men in Lorenzo.
The-plans are to have a county
wide show every year rotating
the place of the show so each
town in the county' will have it
once every thre& years.
The show^—wtHr-include some
ninety-two head of livestock com-
peti$*g*~ft r $185.00 in prize mon^y.
Jason Gordon,. Lubbock County
Agent, and J. D. Strickland, pro-
fessor of Animal- Husbandry of
Texas Tech, will be the judges of
the show. . _ _
Cash prizes for the different
plasses of livestock will be as
Dairy Cows—1st, $7.00; 2nd,
$5.00; 3rd, $4.00; 4th, $3.00; 5th.
$2.00. All creditable entries in all
classes, will be awarded $1.00.
Dairy Heifers—$6.00, $5.00,
$4.00, $3.00, and $2.0(5.
Beef Calves—$7.00, $5.50.
$4.00, $3.00 and $2:00.
Sows—$6.00, $5/50, $4.00, $3.00,
Gilts—$5.00, $4.00, $3.00, $2,00
and $1.00. " . .
Fat Hogs—$4.00, $3.00, $2.00,
find $1.00^ '
Feeder Pigs—$3.00, $2.00, and
Lambs—$3.00, $2.00, and 1.00.
Judging-begin at 2:00 p. m.
and the public is invited to attend j
Due to several things that
came up this week and more
that will, the Review is coming
out one day early this week.
First, the Editor is home and
sick, and second, the writer, J.
B. Powell, reports for physical
examination at Lubbock, Thurs-
day, our. regular press day.
There will probably be a few
stories not printed this week
that would have been printed
had we waited until Thursday to
print; however, they will appear
In next week's paper. Please
bear with us. ' '•
JACK DOUGLAS FOR
DIES AT HOME
Funeral services for Frank E.
Blackiston, 77, 19-year resident of
Crosby County, were held here
Sunday, April 23, following a
hea,rt attact at his home north of
Mr. Blackiston was born on
February^ 26t _1867 in Greesboroj
Indiana, moving to Texas when he
was 4 years old. He was later
married to Addie Helm and mov-
ed to Crosby County in 1925,
where he has since lived.
Services were held at the First
Baptist Church with Rev. Noel V.
Guice, of Flainview, officiating.
Rev. Guice was assisted by—Rev.
W, B. Fitzgerald, local Baptist
Survivors include his wife.
I ddie -Blackiston; one child, Mrs.
A. F. Stephens; four grandchil-
dren, Mrs. Alton Edler, Mrs. R. L
Stephens, Frank Stephens, Jr., and
Mrs. Irvin Stegall; also four great
Pallbearers were: J* D. Tussy,
C. E. Rowse, Forrest Edler, Oscar
Campbell, Troy Farquhar and
Flower bearers were: Corletta
Edler, Thelma Pate, Alice Maris
Artley, Olene Stegall, Alma Joyco
Anderson, Kathleen Matthews,
Elsie Day, Melba Driver, Lucille
Simpson and Verda Beth Edler.
Honorary Pallbearers were: O.
B. Buck, W. W^ Barrington. W.
Hinson, Geo. Pipkin, Rollin Artley
O. J. Edler, Floyd Campbell, Ralph
Edler, L. B. Gill, and John Harvey.
Out-of-town relatives attending
the funeral were a neice, Mrs. Ada
Wicker of Ardmore, Okla., and a
brother of Mrs. Blackiston, T.
Helm and his daughter, Mrs. O. C
Carter, of Lawton, OK1&.
Interment was made in the
Crosbyton Cemetery with Marr
Funeral Home in charge.
Candidacy for Representative
to the 119th bistrict of the Texas
legislature has been annqy,nced by
Jack Douglas, general manager,
of A.A.A., Automobile club here.
Douglas is 30 years of age,
married and has two children and
lives on route five in:_ ..Lubbock
county. Douglas is English and
French decent and a member of
The district is composed of the
following counties: Gains, Dawson
Lynn, Terry, Yoakum, Cochran,
Hockley,"Crosby, and Lubbock.
tThis office was held by Hop
Halsey for two terms, and since
he is serving with the U. S
Marines, Mr. Halsey announced
that he would not be a candidate
Young Demo Leader -
Mr. Douglas is widely acquaint-
ed over the south plains territory,
be\ng vice-president and general
marvkger of the automobile club,
local affiliation of ,The-.American
Automobile. Association," having
jurisdiction throughout his terri-
tory, comprising 59 counties in
Texas. He has lived in Lubbock
for the past 15 years and is past
president of the Lubbock County
Young Democrat Club, He has
been active in highway and motor
tax legislation through his organ-
ization, inasmuch as the Ameri-
can Automobile Association is the
only active representative for the
motorist in the legislature, both
state and national, taking a stand
in the interest of the automobile
Mr. Douglas has been particu-
larly active in safety education
and driver training through the
schools of his territory,
through his efforts, safety educat-
ion has in tailed in the school
Mr. Douglas stated that he was
vitally interested in the- district
SEVERAL MEN OF
COMPANY B TO
BE GIVEN AWARDS
Company B, 39th Battilion of
the Texas State Guard, had a field
inspection Monday night, April
24th, and according to L. A. Home
CaptairT of the Unit, was very sat-
isfactory. This is the first time
Company B has had
spection. —V.- ^
'"*■ Members of the Guard attended
church Sunday night at the
Church of Christ and heard a ser-
mon delivered by Richard Robbins
former pastor of the church. The
present pastor, W. T. Hines, is
Chaplain of Company B.
All members of the Guard who
have served faithfully and untir-
ingly for one year or longer will
be awarded Seryice Ribbons
Monday night by Major B. C.
McCasland, Battalion Major of the
'!9th Battalion. "All members of
the Guard" are especially urged
to be present at this outstanding
affair to receive their ribbons,"
L. A. Horne, Captain, said.
RALLS WAR VET
DIES IN HOSPITAL
From his Army post "Some-
where in England," Lt. Marshall
Formby, State Senator of this
District, has announced that he
will not be a candidate for re-
election in the 1944 elections.
Senator Formby was elected to
the State Senate in 1940. He en-
listed in the Army as a private
a field in-1 in 1942^ and is now serving as a
Lieutenant in the U. S, Corps of
Engineers In England: His an-
nouncement that he will not seek
re-election was Sent to his secre-
tary in Austin, who submitted it
to the newspapers. Senator
Formby issued the following state-,
"I can not give full attention
to the duties of State • Senator
while serving in the Army on for-
oil. Since my first duties to
my country is as a Soldier, I am
not seeking re-election to the
"Naturally,, it is with deep re-
gret that I decide not to run a-
gain, for my service in the Senate
was an enjoyable experience. How-
ever, I feel that our District will
need someone present in Austin
throughout the Session in 1945.
Funeral services for John Otis
Harden, 20, who died April 22 in a
veteran's hospital at Amarillo.
was held at the Ralls Methodist
church Sunday afternoon at 5
o'clock with Rev. H. H. Bratcher
officiating. Burial was in the Cros-
byton cemetery with a military
service. MSrr Funeral Home oi
Survivors included his mother,
Mrs. G. Harden of Ralls, six broth-
ers; Chester of Ft. Worth,, Edgar
of Hansford, Wash., O'Dell, some-
where in It§ly, W. C. of— Ralls,
Harold "Bill" in India, and Arthur
of Austin; three sisters, Mrs.
Alice "Harris, Mrs. Juanita Moses
and Miss Mildred Harden, all of
Ralls. His father G. Harden^ died
- Harden1 had recently1 received a
medical discharge from Army
.so,rvic<,v-+i«-w^s a Star Boy Scout.
SANTA FE CARLO A DINGS
and was not dependent on the re«^
muneration through the office.
Santa Fe System carloadings
for week ending April 22, 1944
were 21,475 compared with 22,446
for same week in 1943. Cars re-
an^-J-ceived from connection totaled 13,-
957 compared with -It?,894 for the
same week in 1943. Total cara
moved wefe 35,432 compare!! with
36,340 for same week in 1943
Santa Fe handled total of 33,207
cars "in the preceding week of thii
"1 shall spare no effort in present-
ing legislation which will be bene-
ficial to the district."
Mr. Oouglas added that he will
not be able to see every one be-
cause of the gasoline and tire rat-
ioning. However, he will do his
best to make an active campaign
Mr. Douglas said that his . con-
cern for public interests is not
confined to any one county or
locality. As a legislator, he in-
tends .to visit —and—thoroughly
stndy the needs of each county in
the district, repeatedly.
Pfc. Gerald Edler son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. J. Edler who has been
in Alaska 15 months has returned
to Texas. He phoned his sister Mrs
O. W. Pate from El Paso Sunday
Gerald said he is now stationed at
Fort Bliss, El Paso and hoped to
visit home soon.
DOES NOT SEEK
ALL DOGS THAT RUN
LOOSE IN CITY
TO BE SHOT
All loose dogs within the city
limits will be shot on sight, re-
gardless of ownership, whether
tagged or not, according to an-
nouncement by Mayor Robert
Work on another page of this
paper. — -
Dog owners are advised to have
their animals vaccinated and kept
strictly on their own premises, as
a precaution against the rabies
epidemic now raging in Texas.
Texas enjoys the doubtful dis-
tinction of having more cased of .
hydrophobia in both human and
animal than any other state In
normal times, and now a rapid in-
crease in cases is reported.
At Electra a 10-year-old girl
was attacked by five dogs, ana 60
stitches were required to close
wounds on her abdomen, arms
and legs. At Pampa 24 heads of
dogs were sent to the Pasteur In-
stitute at Austin, and 22 of them
were positive. Borger reports
even greater proportion. Cases
have been reported at Lubbock
where Several persons have been
I, want to express my deep ap- ' bittqrby dogs with rabies, alsdr
preciation for my friends in the 24
Counties in this Senatorial Dis-
trict who have "supported me dur-
ing recent years. My special
thanks go to those who have in-
Stock has been moved out of
xtown on account of the danger of
infantile paralysis, but the danger
from rabies is much greater as
long as dogs and cats are allowed
sisfed that I run again this year to roam at will.
even though I am in the Army in
a foreign country. However, I
feel that it will be far better to
elect someone who can be present
at all times for the 1945 Session,
and I am asking that my name
not be submitted as a candidate
for re-election for a second term.
— a ^
FEED STACK AND
pasture; burned sat.
A feed stack and 100 acres of
grass land was burned Saturday
afternoon on the "Alton Edler
farm in the Big Four community.
The fire started in the.feed stack
at the farm home. The Grosbytor.
Volunteer fire department- and
neighbors of the Edlers were call-
ed out to fight the_fire.
Mayor Work says that no ex-
ceptions will be made. Dog own-
ers must keep their pets confined,
or they will be shot.
DISTRI CT COURT
JURORS ARE NAMED
HERE THIS WEEK
Jury Commissioners of Crosby
County, selected the following list
of persons at the November 1943,
Term of District Court t o serve
as Grand Juror's Sf'the May Term
of District Court to start on May
; . " •
R. C. Ratheal, A. J. Havens, T.
I W. Stockton, E. L. Carlisle. Ralph
P.T.-A. HAS FINAL j Fowler, L. C. Woodj Jack Robert-
MEETTNG OF YEAR! son, R. W. Latham, W. k. Dendy,
W. O. Wheeler, Burt Flowers, Ben
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dowdy haye
announced the birth of a daugh-
ter Darla Ann on April 14 th at
Carlsbad, n. M. The family moved
to Carlsbad last ye&r. His sistei
Mrs. Albert Moore went to Carls-
bad last week, after receiving the
announcement of Darla Ann's
Miss Aldine Webb of Lovington
New Mexico is the guest of her
aunt Mrs. A. L. Ellison
The P.T.-A. met for the final
time for the school year, April 21
at 8:30 p. m., in the school aud-
The following program was in-
troduced by Mrs. Elinor Leach:
' One Way To Health" — Mrs.
Reading — Edgar A. Guest, sel-
ection— Rodney Mitchell.
"Diet of the Pre School and School
Age Child" -— Mrs. Ruth
Mrs. Lucile Galloway, of Calif
ornia, has come, here to be at the
bedsidfc of her father, G. W.
Gowens, who is quite ill.
The Southwestern Public Ser-
vice Company has repainted the
interior of their office building
and the living guarters of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Blocker in the rear of-
. Mrs. J. K. Fullingim spent the
week-end in Clovis, N. M., with
her daughter Mrs. J. L. Andrews
No Weapon — No Chow
G£QEge "Su9dV th. and Q. F, Scott
have leased the L. M. Rairrfrftter
Cafe on the west highway. Mr.
Scott is from Kalgary where he
operated a cafe. Mr." Sudduth's
home Is in this city. TTie cafe will
be known as George and Scott
Cafe. • '* -J.'
Mrs. Alice O'Brian and two chil-
dren have moved to the G. E.
Huddleston rent house vacated by
the Carl Nicksond. Mr. O'Brian
who recently returned here- from
Canada where he was employed
on the Canol oil pipe line con-
struction ifl working on a con-
struction job for a carbon black
company at Sunray. •
,1 -r- ° '
Miss Wlnna Ward and Miss Eva
Barrett have joined the Marines.
Mrs. Ward was employed at Freds
Tailor-Shop before moving to
Lubbock first of the year. Miss
Barrett Is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Judge Barrett. —
Seaman Eugene CQU;ard from
San Francisco is spending a few
days leave here with Mrs. Coward
and children Jack and Margret
Judge W. P. WaiTKeF spent tho
week-end at his home here.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Ellison had
as guests over the week-end her
son Guy Floyd and family .ot
Tahoka and a daughter Mrs. J. E
Fussell and family of Seagraves.
rr a. in the Cape Gloucester, New Britain, area, mast cany
their weapons at all times—even to chow. TSrt. Vie Donahue, a
combat artist, sketched the above illnstratlon as Capt. Henry J.
Adams, Jr, minus his weapon, picked np a r
fell in line. It was rood for a meaL •
A. W. Pyron has been at
Fluvanna, Scurry County, wreck-
ing two houses and a barn he
bought in that city. He has moved
the salvaged , material here and
will build a farm house on the
Charlie Beckham farm and build
an addition to the old Consumers
Service Station making a residen-
ce out of the building.
Hubert Banta reported Monday
for his preinduction physical ex-
amination. -< -
Mrs. C. T. Huddleston under-
went surgery to remove a goiter
%t the Lubbock General Hospital
on Friday of last week. She is re-
ported doing satisfactory . Mrs.
C. M. Huddleston who underwent
surgery two weeks ago and who
has remained in the hospital is re-
ported to be doing as well as could
D. H. Cornelius- 'Visited his moth-
er at Kingsville over the week-end
Miss Marguerite Coffey of Clovis
New Mexico, spent the week-end
here with, her parents Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Coffey:
SLAP A JAP wrra A BOND!
C,- Askew, J. D. Henry, W. T.
Dunn, C. S. Scody (colored), and
S. R. Campbell.
The only case arising in County
Court this year was tried here
Tuesday of this week and was
ended with a compromise before
the Jury retired.
The following men were selected
as Jurors for the County Court
and havo been acquitted since
there are no more cases in view, '
W. W. Hqathington, L. F. Head,
J. A. Hodges, J. M. CannotC C. O.
Roy, W. A. Elam, Jurors; Thomas
A, Poulson, Garnett Jones, C. O.
Southward, Curtis Richards, C. C.
Beckham* Lonnie " Ellis, C: Ev
Westerman and L. M. Deats, were
cn the Jury Panel.
MOVING TO ACME
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bass hava
sold their home in CrosMvtatt; to
Mrs. Eth?l May Pierson and mov-
ed Monday to Acme, Texas, near
Quannah. Mrs. Pierson will move
to the home purchased.
J. B. Powell, shop operator
of the Reveiw office reported
Thursday at Lubbock for hisrP ~
induction physical examination.
Weldon Martin of Lorenzo has
been here the past three weeks as
assistant operator and will taks
Over the job as operator when
J. B. leaves for seryice.
'x o —
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Tacket have
moved to the R. A. Dobbs farm.
They bought Cecil Dobbs farm im-
plements and will farm this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dobbs and
three children have moved to
Carl Nickson has bought the S.
H. Tacket residence on, North-
Crosby Avenue from his father W.
H. Nlcksdn who recently bought
the place fronj Mr. Tacket
Mrs. W. H. Nickson is visiting
relatives at Decater this week.
— '—o— — .
Miss Mary Ruth Anderson and
Miss Johnnye Hargrove have
bought Mrs. Mrytle Stten Cafe on
the west highway, the place will
be called Mary's and Johnnye's
Haskell Ellison who recently re-
turned from the Valadlum lllnw
in Colorado Is employed on tha
Frank Himmtl farm.
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