The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, February 4, 1944 Page: 2 of 6
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U. S. Will Not
\?k Severance > € a ?b Says Convict
hen these spars get to the end of their rope they'll be in'tit con
lion to replace a service man. It's tough work, but the gals train
• ing at Pal in Beach take it in swini/ *
c n Spot by FDR
gentina in Line
I for lep.d-Lease
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2S (U.R)- ; v
Pre ,-iilent Roosevelt appeared t>v- I A :• .•
d. y to have put Senate Repvbli-
c; in the spot of accepting a
federal ballot far so'dier voting or i thai
placing themselves in the light of ]
b' in!1, oj>p< -iccl to any voting' by
si i vi'-'e me n.
Some Republicans were willing
t, admit that the president wo: a
major round in the vote fight when
li" tit n a: iced as a "fraud' tin
;U'-b,'.Hr>t ineasi're pi ncling in the
11' use of Representative's.
"The president puts us in a
h le." coir.trted oni' Republican
Senator. "He made it look lik • a
v to for anything but the I.ttca:--
C'i ii bill is a vote against e.iving
V e s-ddier a ballot."
T'ik Republican.?, lioivevcr, were
Ji 1 leadv to give -ip th ir figlu
ft i a state ballot, which would
t' ar the namos of the candidate''-',
iiiai"ntl '.f the Lucas-Grcen pv...
1' m! f<>r . blank federal ball •.
that they contend would eifft !• an
u'due advantage to President
Poosevcll as n fourth term can:ii-
MAnrm. 1?'h. 3. «J.R) - U. R.
' m' nrsrw'nr OrtrRon J. II. Hayi'.i
i >• ti r ''d reliably today to
"v liforirt'') Pre'l'-'ii Minister
!! •• dornrz Jordana
rt lie /M'iil Nations would not
marl that Spain sever (iiploma-
i relations with tho Axi5. -
Tho /mcl'lcan ambassador was
nid to have told Jordana the Al-
ice, Would be satisfied with fav-
■•:tble ae ion upon specific re-
quests made of the Spanish gov-
'rnmcnt, which it was believed
would not involve a breach of
It was reported that a number
f Italian merchant vessel* pre-
busly de alned in Spanish har-
ufA had been released. Detention
the.se vessels was one of the
ii"° nt slake.
Well informed source?, both
panish and foreign, expressed the
oinion that a satisfactory solu-
,n will be reached without break-
, ing relations with the Axis,
j Jl was jiidkatod that Spain soon
i .vculd fitpj ifta pinch of the U. S.
suspension pf oil shipments. A
number ui Jfadrid filling' stations
were closed, ufld it was believed
all present gasoline coupons would
be annulled tomorrow.
! i i' ;T0\T, Jiin 28 (U.R)—I
I- ■ li'iicady is eligible
I:■:L i ' nut likely to j J,
.1'! she-gives proof I CHICAGO, Feb. 2 (U.R)- Twr,
l- inciits within the | women, one of them a convicted
purged, it was hotel prowler, and her sister, who
I had obtained a job as a loovr. key
tri'" of shipment.-, jderl: at the prnla- Hotel, i.sked foi
' ; dly needed by • a second lid detector test today as
!i : lii? wouiit | police continued to efUestion them
in connection with the fatal nhnot-
:ir ;'l , a kod aboid. j^g of Mrs. Adele Porn William i
I iimmediate re-i (;n Jan.. • '
n'i, ' rids as coal, !
ed to 1
.1 :- trial niachin-
. , a. replied that it
■ ( n f |) i ■ ■ which 'y. i
: C'ordell Hull '
• ibly after he con-
:! '11 !,'scobat', who
r int.* here.
irir being, things seeiri-
n •'.iav smoothly toward
Iv.pcd would be a
' ii lations with Ar-
*'■ i• all predictions were
i !•:!iiti itr: assertic'-.s
•"linu's ---'veranee of dip-
'■!'■ v.itli thc: Axis 13
it. to .15
AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 2. (U.R)—
Three prisoners, two of whom
have broken out of prisons pre-
viously, escap;;i} from Reprieve
Prison Farm near Angletou last
night, state police announced to-
The three are believed to be a-
■State police said they are:
Ernest Herring, 29, alias Er-
ri' 4 Cleveland Herring, serving
K'l years for murder, felony th"fi,
t.l -ft over $50, burglary, and fence
rn ting from Pell. HoRque, Lani-
p; ••!•••• and Madison counties.
Robert McEachern, 21!, alias R.
C. Franci-, serving life for murder
from Fort Bend county.
K. (i. Rees, 29, alias Fled (Ireen
1; ■ . serving 10 years for two
cases of burglary from Harris
[;olice said Herring and Mc-
Kaehern had escaped three times
p .itui ly from jirison.
TOM. Jan. 28. (U.R)—
iiiiinis' rator Chester
" i: for major
be • in I'ebruary but
aneenient with a
i I<i- cessed food
1 civilians this
Both women, Mrs. ICllen Va-
finias Hehnutt. .111 the hotel em-
ployeo, arid'hev g'ati r, Mrs. Anra
nias Minck, ;i8. have police
records. Neithir wasinble t.o offer
sub>iantial proof of her activities
during: . the time Mrs. William:',,
wife of a «tate department attache,
was shot ly a mysterious woman
in a M.'.ck Persian lsmb coat, wht
police belie'ed might, have entered
her hotel rroiv and taken several
uncut ptms in a small jewel box.
The missing jewels offer police
the most substantial clue in the
two-week oid mystery.
HOT!'TON. Tetfjj Feb. 2. (U.R)-
- • • ■ !•' ■ • el l'i< s mak • an al-
■"! ■ !■- (e' ore p." ga:b, a eon-
; a fiflv from lb?
If-rl ii V:•? on Firnt Mondav *.ol.
Nrlson Hay Kirhy, the escaped
"f.nvict. was apprehended by Har-
ris County officers yesterday
He said that when he left the
prison farm Monday, he caught a
bus to. Houston and "I was treuted
just like any other passenger."
Prison clothing h made of whito
ducking, with only the buttons
showing that the wearer is an in-
mate of a penal institution.
'Mm7 Is Not the
Password So Pvt.
Sheets the Cow
WITH AMERICAN FORCES
' ON BKACHHEAD, ITALY, Feb. 1.
i 'U.R) -Capt. Chuck Lydiard, of
i Weatfie'd, Mass., • niche)'for this
An American mess sergeiPft
drove up to the company kitchen
| in a jeep containing two privates
! and alsi many juicy steaks—in
j the ft.rm of a dead cow.
"Where did you get that dead
iow?" I.yiard, commander of an
j armora-l company, asked.
''I'riva'c .Schmidt (Herman
ochniidt, of Paiksville, S. C.) shot
I it, Sir," the mess sergeant nn-
Lydiard lectured Schmidt on the
shorting- of civilian property and
ucmaiide;! an explanation.
"V/tdl, Sir,'' Schmidt said, "I was
on guard last night and heard a
! rustling in the bushes.
"I called 'who's there?' and all
; I got was more rustling in the
"I challenged again and this
j ;<ar:y in the bushes said 'moo, moo,'"
■o I fired.
"Moo was n it the pass word."
after 16 Years
i Food Production j }fovy Task Force m Alert
of FSA LZeefess
T/Sgt. Johnny Kubiak has re-
ceived the Purple, Heart award for
wounds received in action in Italy.
He has been ill the, service three
years apd served with the UGth 1)'-
visinn. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J..E. Kulijak of Mexia
PFC. CHAUJKS HARRIS
OETS IMJRPLE HEART
Pfc. Charles Harris, son of Mrs.
Ella Harris, of Mexia, has re-
ceived the Purple Heart as a re-
mit of woi'ndp received in action
in Italy. At 'irerei.t he is in a
Hospital in North Africa.
Mrs. H nrtett who bed moved in-
to the- Drake as the wife of a
building contractor and used his
name in obtaining a job there, os
tablbhed the fact that she bud din-
ner with him and was introduced
to a union labor leader about ail
ho ij'after the shooting. She claim-
ed that she spent tin- afternoon
dioppinp-, but was unable to recall
any purchases or name of any
talesmen who might remember her.
Assault on Axis
HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 2 (U.R) —
Former '■'.age singer Lois Glaser
today sought to end her 16-year
marriage to character actor Vaugh-
an Glaser rnd asked for all their
I community property.
Mrs. Glas-'i- charged extreme
I cruelty but did not specify th';
J acts. She also asked for custody of
two children, Glaser, Jr., 13, and
Lois. !!), a-id 9115 monthly sup-
j Included in the community pro-
iptriy which she rcquerted were a
building of studio apartments in
j Toronto, Canada, valuable oil leas-
II a 'n Peco- County, Texas, a home
i ir Van Nuys, Cal., and a house and
! lot on Long Irlarid, N. Y.
Dad and The
a. Tfretive Sunday, j
nerally from two to
ja >ind although for i —
f canned fruits the | LONDON, Fub. % IU.R)—British
il I''.- increased. j Mo^.uito iifiiibot'i' opened the Feb-
ii:.:1 I that the re- i I'itary dtrki] umtult apair.st Axis
"-igned primarily to Eurrtpe laiil1 ifialit with a ruisnnse
i'-nv of slow-moving | raid n',i tiyilih while fires still
• . and are not, except
■i : ;• ■ nice--, based on any
•wnvem n in supplies.
The rcductisi^i also extended to
1 . applying chiefly to
i a, : I in two-pound con-
iii•. : ..nil t" a number of fruits.
: :lit cocktail, salad
pears, however, were
f ir points each, and
ei.-e.', vera hiked two points,
i-:pefr.,it, on he other hand,
r die i I tn zero, although addi-
nal -upplic are not expected.
EC'H- M< KALI, ARM 1-C
RI'PORTr' TO IIASR
Cecil Mcbalt \Ii.vr 1-C, son of
Mr. *i' Mi'1 . C. C. McFall has re-
!o ha bii a in San Diego
or a :;n day leave here with his
mouldered in the devastated capi-
tal fi-'itrt fettr attacks in the pre-
vious five Vijjfhts.'.
Objectives 'elsewhere in Get-
many also were hit by formations
of the speedy, twin-engined Mos-
quitoes, which penetrated clouds
and fog over occupied Europe that
kept the RAF's four-engined
heavyweights grounded. One Mos-
quito was lost.
Persons on the South Coast re-
ported that a strong force of Al-
lied planes flew toward the conti-
nent early this afternoon through
heavy clouds. They could not be
seen from the ground but sounded
like a mixed force of bombers and
The raids were the first on Ger-
many by Allied planes since a hi."
formation of British heavy bom
bi t's dionped more |^ian l.rSO short
tons on Berlin in the 14th major
assault <dnee the RAF launched its
all-out offensive last Nev. 18.
Pvf\ KANDLE J. BYRD
Wold has been received here by
his mother, Mrs. Bennie Mae Coop-
er, that Pvt. Randle J. Byrd has
arrived somewhere in India. It wus
the first word Mrs. Cooper had
had from her son since October 4,
Article clipped from ihe Mexia
! paper of 1015 by E. T. Wright.
S mctimes dad says the paper
j somehow ain't got up just right,
and does a lot of kicking when
j he reads it Friday night. He
! says there ain't a dad-burn thing
j iti it worth while to read, and that
it doesn't print the kind of stuff
j the people need. He throws it in
a corner and =ays "its on the
bum"—but you ought to hear him
j heller when the weekly fails to
Ho reads about the weddings and
snorts like all git out, and he reads
the social column with a most
derisive shout; he'll read about the
parties and he'll fuzz and fret and
groan, and say they print the
papers for the womenfolks albne.
He says of information, it does
not contain a crumb—but you;
(.lighter hear him holler if the
weekly fails to come.
He's always first to grab it and
he reads it through—he doesn't
miss an item nor a want ad, old or
new. He says, "they don't know
what we want—them durn news-
paper guys. I'll take a day off
sometime and go and put 'em wise.
If editor? were as wise as "dad"
they 'd sure be going some, but you
oughter hear him holler when the
weekly fails to come.
An' then when dad goes 'way
and stays a day or two, I tell you
lie gets riled and says whut awful
things he'll do if the paper fails
to mention his as being out of
V/KGT. J. E. ifODGES
NOW IN LIBYA
S/Sgt. .1. E. Hodges, s;on of Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Hodges, has writ-
ten his paints that lie is in Libya
tir.d is well. He says he expects to
have a furlough soon and will pro-
bably got to see Billy Pitts play
football. lie says there are a num-
ber of teams in the Middle East."
and that Billy, Pitts is the star of
one of tlitm.
LT. COM. I.. H. R1DOUT
IS A VISITOR HERE
Lt. Com. L. II. Hidout, who is in
charge of Naval I.'tcroriin* in Dal-
las, is a guest in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. G. P. Donnell.
PVT. HARMON WRIGHT
Pvt. Harmon Wright of the Sig-
nal Corps, stationed at Fori. Mon-
incuth, New Jersey, i.> here visit-
ing his parents, Mr. and Mr.-,. E. T.
Wright, on a fifteen-day furlough.
WINSTON KILOO NOW
IN SAN DIEGO
Winston Kilgo, a former em-
ployee of tho Mexia Daily New;
is in boot camp training in San
j Diego, Calif. lie is an apprentice
j seaman and the . on of Mia. M. G.
\/C AMES KII.GO IS
A/C James Kilgo, son of M.s.
M. G. Kilgo, has been transferred
from Mississippi State College to
the Air Training Centc r in San
Antonio. He has been in the ser-
i vice f ince April 27, l'.M.'i.
THOMAS McNATT IN
NAVY BOOT CAMP
Thomas McNatt, uppientice sea-
man, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. \\.
McNatt, went into si rviee Jan.
7th and is in boot camp in San
H. L. CAYTON REPORTED
BETTER AFTER PNEl MONIA
Pv'.. II. 1>. Cayton, «on of Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Cayton, writes that he
is much bettor after being confined
to a North African hospital with
a case of pneumonia.
IIOUSto'N. TiFeb. 2. -U.fi)—
Robert L. Drig;:irs, -11-year-old
shipyard wo:Iter, shot himself at
| li ii* hofpe last night and colhip ed
mbt tally wounded, at the feet of
bis bride of three weeks,
j A coroner returned a verdict of
suicide. Mrs. Driggcrs told aut hori-
ties that her husband had been
desponent for several days.
WFA's Milk Control
DALLAS, Tex. Feb. 2 (U.R)—
The War jP.god Administration has
named Hugo Swan, a marketing
counselor Suyseverul Texas indus-
tries, as milk marketing agent un-
der the WFA's milk control pro-
gram ill Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco
and Shreveport, La., it was learned
Salary and administrative ex-
penses of the office are to be paid
from a lev.v of 1M- cents per 100
pounds of buttorfat handled under
the quota system affecting the milk
Miss Carol Shook, Denton, Miss
Patricia Bay, a student at.S. M. U.,
and Tom Bay, Jr., a student at
Schreiner Institute, spent the
week end with Col. and Mrs. Thom-
as A. Bay, Sr.
town—well ho almost has a notion
to knock some printer down. Ho
never docs, however, when he sees
one he's mum, but you oughter
hear him holler when his papci
fails to come.—Kennowick, Wash.,
Twelve families in Limestone
County who urn pur.'h'.isiuu th ir
farms through tho farm ownership
ivision of the -Kami Security Ad-
miiiisUati. n are holding their an
nual meeting at Grocsbeck, his
week to review their ll)4!J ac-
ecnipilHhmonts and lay pinna for
" en greater food production in
1944. According to FSA Super-
visor Johmnn, the o families are
part of the -1 BOO such tenants who
are becoming landowners in Texas
an:l Oklahoma tiirqugh KSA loans.
Henry J. Herring, L. Elmer
D. Russell of this county are eli-
gible for the "$1000 Club", open
to those paying as much as $1000
on their loans during l'J43. For be-
ing at least three yeai;s ahead of
chodulo on repayments, other
borrcwcrs will be ^iven Certifi-
cates of Merit.
All of these borrowers operate
u the variable payment plan
which provides for largo repay-
ments in good years and lower re-
payments in poorer years.
War food production is tho prin-
ciple theme of the county meetings,
according to OLha G. reeves, chair-
; mail of the FSA Committee here.
• This committee of four prominent
! Limestone County farmers pas-es
upon all applicants for FSA loam:
and reviews their progress an
Money provided each year under
j the Bankhoad-Jones Tenant Pur-
chase Act is loaned to farmers for
purchase of their places. Before
I such a loan can be made, an ap-
praisal mu t show the prospective j
l unit to have ail earning capacity ;
! which will guarantee the repay- j
meat of the ban in forty years a', j
| three per cent interest and provide
a reasonable livir.e; standard f"i'
As the announcement came that U. S. forces had landed in tho Mm r"
shall Island-, this, picture, released by
task force enr ute to a missi.u. An
shown in the background. (U. S. NAV
shows a IJ. S. Navy'
s aircraft carrier i^.
FROM NKA) ;
Mr]?! 3e LS?k?5ted
i ,.* 1
chief executives, Rafael Cal-
•i Gtiardin and Tinc-doio I'icado
in vice prc iden: of (' .ngre:s.
j iii H
R • ii' I
Replies to Judicial
DALLAS, Tex., Feb.
North American, Inc., stirred by
'a s inking judicial condemnation
I at the • nipanyV. Dallas plant, of-
1 fcred a few fncts of it' own in
The criticism of plant conditions,
I including tho cost-plus system of
con'racts with the Federal govern-
ment, came as Federal Judge T. W.
: Davidson sentenced seven former
[ North American employees for
I conspiracy to defraud the govern-
Judge Davidson was joined by
two attorney , one for each side,
in rebuking idleness, slowdowns
(which the judge sai l he was told
was urged by a foreman) and ab-
sen'.eeism for which the govern-
ment was paying because of frau-
dulent use-of time cards.
The jurist, in meeting cut sen-
ior, P\f',0, T-ax.. Feb. .'U.R) -
l iwill h' up to the Mexican gov-
; crnia.cn to sliaighten out a dis-
agrei in : be! ween the IJ. S. Army
and a Me.dean immigration di-
r -I a which has • i ui tailed vi'dt:;
of American soldioiv, in Juarez,
Mexican border city across the Rio
'Grande from El l'as-i.
Chihuahua Governor Alfredo
1 Chavez aid yesterday ha had no
(Up) : authority in the matter, but. tin
i ifoi.WrON? 'iVx., Fob
' Hai:l the "nayor of IToir-'
i ni" ' < a f I 'a! las oday, "
j It i* get practiced up ;
| crow bf lies." • •
Tho tw„ eitif,- liavo
(ionics; to keep fire b.s
| in 1!!-M. Tii" iri.:.(>r of
with hi; he I. b !--es .ill
i ii.i '.ldoni of the winning
winner eats .-iri.iii .-!'
ni to the
. es down
ho would consult with bis national
government in Mexico City in set-
tlement of the -dispute which has
cost Juarez merchants thousands
of dollars the last throe nights.
The curtailment to one per cent
of an/ unit crossing the interna-
tional bridge was ordered by Fort
HI is' authorities after Julio Rami-
rez, Juarez immigration inspector,
threatened to arrest any Ameri-
can military police seen in Juarez.
'IJ R) Fn
llialTil ■ i
.•a," n ft.!' .7. K.
• Feb. 3.
Wl re held
VI ser, pres-
'e | at his
:f Madisonvill . who
( home here las! night after .a long
j illness. He was .">!) year-, old.
..... . tt, . ___
Cin tis Morris of Long-view was
j in Mexia Tuesday.
SICM OF A
Searches for SMp
000 TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS
MEXICO CITY, Feb. (U.R)
teiices ranging up to -ix months | sta Rican naval patrol . p~s-
in pris::n, said that if "one tenth :"Lly augmented by IJ. 3. Navy
of what we hear is to he believed, shipa and planes, were reported
th re is no more patriotism within searching today for a boat i !•;•
ll.e walls of that plan', than among i"K a idiipmcni. of arms :0 Hj"
tim e who would make a Roman | Central Amerhan Republic which
Ii liday." | will hold its presidential election
In leply, factory manager H. F.
' Seh.wcdos. pointed out that those
(iiifdoycs guilty of siieh acts (nn-
1 pulriotism) were an infinitesimal
part of the working force and em-
phasized that it wai information
; gathered by Norlh American it-
elf and turned over to the FBI
that resulted In the charges to
, which the seven defendants pleaded
As to the cost-plus contracts,
Schweeds said that a new contract
on a fixed fee basis had been
signed and that it was retroactive
to the beginning of North Amer-
ican' manufacture of B-2-1 bomb-
ers, "so the net effect today is that
North American has never received
a percentage fee on costs of its
operation in the Dallas plant."
Five In lured as Car
HOUSTON, Tex., Feb. 2 (U.R)—
Five persons were injured, three of
them seriously, last night when an
atltnmob'le collided with an in-
terurban railway car at n crossing
None of the seriously hurt, how-
ever, were believed in a critical
Jinesta Mur-oz. Casio Ri<vin am-
bassador to Mexico, last night eon-
finiK! I re porta tha he -<hipmen<; of
arms was eni lite to ('.,sta Rica
for "supporter.i of presidential
candidate Loon Cortes Castro."
Munon said the 'ship was the
'El Delfin", bu'. added that he did
not know the port of < mbarkal.ion,
registry of the ship or the type
of arms aboard.
The Costa R! an govcrnm ;nl ha
been advised and patrols will at-
tempt to intercept it, Munoz said.
Diplomatic sources here have
said that trouble may break out
in Costa Rica if the presidential
election "goes the wrong way."
Munoz disclosed that two ship-
ments of ammunition were inter-
cepted by Costa Rican authorities
early in January, one including
7,000 rounds of .38-culibre ammu
nition which was stopped at the
Nicaragua-Costa Rica border and
14,000 rounds of ammunition dis-
covered on the shores of Costa
The two candidates ill the elec-
tion are Castro, who served a term
in the presielency before the pres-
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