The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. , Ed. 1 Friday, September 29, 1944 Page: 3 of 6
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THE kflA WEEKLY HERALB
"THE BRAVEST MARINE / EVER SM
, ANTONIO.TEX., POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED A CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL
■OF HONOR...HE DESTROYED TWO PILLBOXES WITH DEMOLITION 1
CHARGES*; ENEMY FIRE EXPLODED ANOTHER CHARGE IN HIS HAND
'AS HE ATTACKED ATHIRD POSITION,..INJURED AGAIN WHILE RES-
CUING TWO WOUNDED MARINES,THE HERO WAS KILLED AS HE SINGLE
'"HANDEDLY ASSAULTED A FOURTH JAP MACHINE" GUN POST.
Bicycles Buyable, J Seek Records for
Shoe Stamp Valid Servicemen's Use
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 27. (U.R)—
Gov. Coke Ii. Stevenson today
complimented the Texan State
Federation of Labor on its war
record in the state and expressed
his appreciation for the way a
pact with labor leaders (to bUn
wartime strikes has been observed.
Establishment of a spctial di
vision in the Attorney General's
Department for study and inves-
tigation of labor laws was an-
nounced- to the federation's con-
vention' here by Atty. Gen. Grovor
Sellers. Head of the division has
not been announced.
Joseph S. Myers of Hoi.slon,
first State Labor Commissioner of
Texas, now in the U. S. Lab.ir
vention that man-hours lost thru
strikes during the war has been
! less than one per cent. The aver-
| a lie strike lasted five days com-
I pared with 2.'! days in pre-war
Catholic Archbishop Robert Lu-
cy of San Antonio said that em
j ployers and perhaps the govern-
ment itself were responsible for j
many of the strikes—that all j
were not the fault of labor.
Other convention speakers in-1
eluded Robert McKinley of the I
for Fiscal Year.Left.
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. (UJD—
Texas Eleemosynary '"Institutions
underspent their appropriations
for the last state fiscal year by
$1,007,636, Gov. Coke R. Steven-
son announced today after receiv-
ing a report from the State Board
The appropriations for the in-
stitutions which house approxi-
mately 20,000 patients and inmates
Despite the saving, the governor
pointed out, there is no case now
held in a county jail ftjjr lack of
admittance to a state institution.
He noted, too, that each of the in-
stitutions operated under its ap-
Invites All Singers -
The McLennan county singing
association will meet in Wueo Sun-
day, October 8, at li o'clock in
an all day, semi-annual session.
The Tabernacle Baptist Auditor-
ium at the corner of 15th and
Clay Streets has been chosen as
the meeting site. Out of town
visitors will be served free lunch
County Cotton Bales
Far Behind 1943 Crop
The census report for this coun-
ty as reported by the Department
of Commerce indicates that 145
bales of cotton were ginned in
Limestone county from the crop
Men in Service
record of the "state institu-j of 1 !)■! 1 prior to September 1, as
-us was duplicated in the gover- corn-pared with 0,1)82 bales for the
nor's office. From an appropriated
$110,820 the expenditure was $75,-
The reports are a part of data
being gathered for budget pur-
crop of 1943 on a comparable date.
W. A. Lamb, special agent, for-
warded the figures on which this
announcement is based.
Larger Dry Dock Due
for Fort of Houston
HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 27 <U.R)
—A massive, 18,000-ton steel dry
dock, complete with self-contained
power, will lie sent to the port of
Mr. and Mrs. James Sinclair
and son, liol>bv, returned to
Houston Thr.rsd.' y after visiting
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Sinclair, for a week.
Mrs. Billy Prestridgn of-Waco
is visiting her parents, Mr. and
State Unemployment Compensa-1 Houston as improvement of repair ! Mrs. Homer Boaz, over the
tion Commission; Thomas McKce | facilities here, it was announced end.
of the OPA office in Dallas; VVil- j
Bicycles are now ration free,
and u new shoe stamp will be
Valid heginring November 1, Mrs.
Opal V. Smith, chief ration clerk
of the Limestone War Price and
Rationing Boani, announced to-
The wartime restriction on bi-
cycle sales was removed Si ptein-
ber 2", although the office re- ,
ports it was not, advised until a|
Washington telegram dated Sep-1
tember 21 was delivered Septem-
ber 20. Dealers including bicycles
in their stocks are instructed by
the county board to lrmir-tnin in-
ventory and sales records for
OPA inspection until notified to
the contrary. |
The new thoe stamp, exact des-
ignation of which will be made;
later, will be usuable beginning
November, and is the third such
stamp issued ainco rationing con-,
trofc Were m-posed. Both stamp
nr'r.ber 1 and 2 will remain valid j
No increase in shoe supplies is
in sight at prvHoni, ti e board i.<
advised by both WPB and OP\.
Mr". P. D.
we k end.
'fucker of Dallas
in Idexia over th..-
Hammer at Met/Gate
BEI'OUF METZ, St pi. 27. (U.Fi.
—American artillery ami fighter
bombers liamn.ercd at the gaies
of Met'/ today, burling explosive■
into the fortresses ringing thelas.
Mexia organizations and indi-
viduals are being asked by the
American Legion for money with
which to buy records for overseas
servicemen in the front lines and
in hospitals, Post Commander W.
S. Underwood announced today.
This action, taken in conjunction
with a nationwide drive for phono-
graph records sponsored by the
American Legion, is taken at the
request of Kay Kyser, Bob Hope,
and other entertainers who report
old records originally supplied for
this purpose several years ago are
completely worn out.
A kit -of 48 records will cost $15,
Underwood said, and the local
l>i>st is contacting Mexia groups,
asking each to supply funds for
one record kit. The cost of shipping
1 and crating these records will be
b rne by the Legion, so that every
cent donated will go direct into
Nowlin Post, the Texas State
Guard, and the Masonic Lodge
, have already agreed to supply a
! kit apiece. Other groups or indi-
| viduals wishing to contribute t >
this ciuise arc asked to turn in
j their donation to John Yarborough
! at the Mexia Home and Auto
Supply Store on East Commerce.
.Miss Mildred Bleuthman of Wa-
co spent Tuesday in Mexia visit-
Mrs. J. W. Wadle, Sr., is visit-
ing her son, Ernest Wadle, in Dal-
in Dallas; Wil-
bur Keith of the Social Security j xhe Navy decided to send the
Board; James P. Lawler, Epecial 18,000-ton dock instead of a 15,000
representative of the 1J. S. Treas-' ton wood:;n one in a move which
tiry Department; W. L. Grant of wj)| makc the Houston port a ma-
th e International Machinists; M. j j„,. r(,paj,. station on the Gulf
M. McKnight of the Allied Print- j Coast.
ing Trades Council and John Sor- j Albert Thomas of Houston
onsen r.f the U. S, Houston Au- | announced in Washington that the
thority. I n,.w steel dock will cost $S,500,000
v " ! or $1,000,000 more than the one
originally planned for Houston.
Soften Up Reich
■ Plants, Rail Yards
Gives Life for Child
Southwest's Finest Fruit Cake
Send Your Fighting Man
It will thrill liini more than any
other gift from home— From Sept,
15 to Oct. 13 packages may he mailed
without the usual request from the
IN OUR NEW
ONE and TWO LB.
YOU CAN STILL BUY THE FAMILIAR
2, 3 & 5 LB. BOXED FRUIT CAKES
\ Here is real pre-war Ol'ALlTY in I'ruil Cakes—cluick full
of choice nuts, ginned fruits, and baked just right for line
flavor, uniform texture. YOU GET TIIE HLST NVIII.N MIL
BUY SOUTIIKHN MAID l-HUIT CAKES.
ON SALE AT YOUR (ROGER'S
Baked by SOUTHERN MAID BAKERIES, NN-co, Texas
I LONDON, Sept. 27. (U.R)—Near-
jly 2.000 American Flying Fortres-
( ses, Liberators and fighters
■ smashed today at war plants and
rail yards in the Rhineland and i
I western Germany in a widespread!
softening-lip bombardment ahead j
of the Allied armies.
More than 1,100 heavy bombers I
escorted by Mustangs, Thunder- |
bolts and Lightnings dropped ex-
plosives through a heavy over-
cast on a tank factory at Kassel,
rail yards at Oppau, synthetic oil
and chemical plants at Ludwig-
shnfen. rail yards and an industrial
plant at Cologne, and an ordnance
depot at Mainz.
At least 750 Mustang, Light-
ning and Thunderbolt fighter
planes accompanied the bin bomb-
ers and encountered little opposi-
tion from the Luftwaffe except in
the area over Kassel, where more
than 100 Nazi fighters made an
intense attack on one graup of 10
Luftwaffe planes were spotted
in small numbers over Ludwig- J
shafen, but they did not attack.
The rai lei's encountered light flak
RAF medium bombers, mean-|
while, flew through thick clouds to
1 attack the German frontier town
of Goch, eight miles south of
Cleves on the Niers river.
The daylight raiders followed in
the wake- of strong forces of Bri-
i tish bombers which diverted the
j RAF night attacks to the vital,
| Rhineland tlep ts of Karlsruhe and
j Frankfurt after carrying out a i
two-day 1,000-ton assault on the j
Huge fires, that, sent smoke and j
flame belching 8,000 feet into the j
air, were started at Karlsruhe, an I
industrial rail center and inland j
port supplying the German forces
opposing Lt. Gen. George S. Pat- ]
ton's Third Army. |
PALLAS, Tex., Sept. 27 <U.R) —
I An effort to save her seven-year- I
I old daughter from being fclectrocut- I
Jed today cost the life by the same i
method of Mrr-. Onus ehnson, ."50, '
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Morgan of1
Ft. Worth are visiting Mrs. Mor-
gan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. j
M. Kennedy, over the week end.
Pvt. Jack Booker, who is here
visiting his mother, Mrs Frank-
lin Booker, left Saturday to spend
the week end in Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Noles visited
Sunday in Cladt-water with Mr.
and Mrs. B. H. Broiles.
Mrs. 1!. Z. Monaghau spent Sun-
day in Thornton visiting relatives.
Mrs. R. M. Cralle of Groesbeek
i was a business visitor in Mexia
I Monday. .
HACK AT POST
Private Jack li nker left Tues-
day to return to Camp Attorbury,
Indiana, and was r.rrenipuiiiod as
far as Dallas by his mother, Mrs.
REID (i A NTT
Pfe. Reid CianLt of Camp Hulen,
Palutio:-, Mrs. Gantt, and their
two children, Sa ldn, and Roney, j
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
D. II. Gantt, and other roh.tives on
route to Gniin svillo and Arling-
ton before returning to his post.
EDW MO) F. BEYER
Promotion of SI a ft Sgt. Edward
Beyer, s'-n of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Bey, r, Rt. Mexia, to the rank cf
Teaehnie: I Sergeant has been an-
nounced by the headquarters of
the I"th Air Force service com-
mand in Italy. Overseas 10 months,
he is an aviation technician and
heads a mobile aero repair unit
Se|geant Beyer attended the
Mexia High School and farmed
near Mexia before being inducted
April 1912, at Houston. His or-
ganisation was activated in July,
1!M2, at Foster Field, Victoria,
where he was a charter member
I of the group.
CI \UDE I. MONK
Technical Sergeant Claude L.
Monk, son of Mrs. Ruby Monk, has
been enrolled as a student in the
instructor's indoctrination unit at
the Galveston Army Air Field,
Galveston. This school trains com-
bat men who are veterans in aeri-
al warfare for -ei vice as instruc-
tors at crew training basej in this
Overseas for seven months, Ser-
geant Monk paiticipated in 30 mis-
sions against the enemy in the
| European theatre of operations.
| He flew as a radio operator, arid
• was awarded the Air Medal with
\ thfee Oak Leaf' Clusters. He en~
I tcrod service November 21, l!M2,
I at Camp Wolters. anil returned to
this country June 1, ll'M.
Staff Sergeant Billy Walker of
Waco is spending the v.i-k end
j at home with his wife and oaugh-
| ter, Frances Elizabeth.
1 Sergeant Clevis MeKis-i'k of
Waco is visiting with rclativi ;
and friends here over the vivck
us an aviation mechanic
Arriarillo Army Air Field
'cording to the public relations
fieei at the A-A V Technical Train-
JOE M. WEST
HERF. ON FURLOUGH
Private Joe M. West arrived
Friday to spend a i ..-day furlough
with his wife, the former Misa
Ella Crawley, and parents. Ho
will report to North Fort Lewis,
WESLEY I EE THOMPSON
Aviation Cadet Wesley
Theinps'in, son of Mr. and
RETURNS TO MEXIA
Corporal and Mrs. Jare! Smith
and daughter, Carol, returned
Thursday from a furlough in Cal
ifornia. He is stationed at the
Mexia PiisoneV of War Camp.
WEEK ENDS HERE
Sergeant Maurice Robinson of
Waco came in Saturday to spend
the week end at home with his
wife and other relatives.
Pfe. Floyd Wier of Waco is
here visiting his sister, Mrs it ex
Turner, on a week end pass.
Wesb y I,. Thomi son, Sr., is re-
port),i a: having just arrived at
the AAF pilot school at Cochran
Field, Macon, Gu., for basic
DF.L.M \l< HOAZ
IN M \ I \ E
First Lieutenant Dclmar Boaz is
now serving in the Air Transport
Command as operations officer at
Presi|ue J^le, Maine. Son "f Mr.
and Mrs. II mer Boa/,, he has been
in service nearly two years.
WE REP MR all types ol Sewing
Machines. All work guaranteed.
I Parts for most all kinds of Sew-
ing Machines. Singer Shop, 121 W.
Collins St., Corsicana, Texas.
L. F. BUTLER
L. F. Butler of Baltimore, Md.,
just back from an overseas trip
with the Merchant Marines, is
expected to arrive this week end
to visit his mother, Mrs. G. W.
BuLler, and sister, Mrs. Lois
JAMES A. RUSSELL
James A. Russell, son of Kline;
O. Russell, Route 4, Box l.W
Mexia has completed his cours;
WANTED — Reliable hustler to
succeed J. Griff'n as Rawleigh
Dealer in East Navarro County,
IF>00 families. Selling experience
unnecessary to start. Splendid op-
portunity to step into u perma-
nent and profitable business where
Rawleigh Products have been sold
over M0 years. Good pr< fits to
willing workc i s For particulars
wiite Rawlcigh's, Dept. TXJ-50'J-
10, Mi-mphie, Tenn., oi tee A. J.
Buchanan, RED 1, Mexia, Texas.
• of near Irving.
When the daughter came in con-
tact with a clotb.es line, charged
by a wind-toppled* power line, the
mother attempied to pt 11 the child
freni the line. Iter efforts were
I unavailing, hut h"r Wf iglil, com-
I bined with that cf ln v husband,
finally null d the j. ill ljose.
The daughti ;• was revived atte:'
more than an hour cT artificial
ft h • .
respiration, but the mother neve:
regained consci >usnes- s.
Short and Sweet End
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. S-pt. 27. (U.R)
In the event the -I. Louis Browns
ind I ■• i r< It Ti ;cr t (nd the regvn
-•r Ar .e'iean Leauu? season in a
' ie a o.ie-ganie | layoff will b-
"Id i i i)'l:- it il v.as lieiidcd to-
day by the Hip of a coin
Frankfurt, which lies in the rear
of German positions on the Amor- i
can First Army front, also was |
bombed effectively by the night !
i aiders, two of which were lost i
in the double attack.
Mhs Mary Knox spent Tuesday I
in Waco on business.
I • Ui ill,nion a oteaua* you aro ao o «-
1 ling *h« Dtopti support ana comfort: Are
T.j on* ei Ihoi* unlortunalu who nag |
I patiently IrUd all lyo« ol truanos onlv to j
Hod littu oi nc rolltl. ailing tot tho glih
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Home Baking Days At&Here-Again
W£ +1AV£ ALL TH£ MAKINGS
Gold Medal 62<
Gold Medal a? $1.45
Bewleys Best r'59f
Bewleys Best $1.43
Finest Quality! Home Type Flour
Howdy Course Ground
Peanut Butter JJ;0,-244
HI IN PA V MONDAY
"Song1 of the
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oxporieneo «ro al your al po«al. W ion-
turo tho iamou. lino 01 Non-Skid 8po< Pod
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rlOUF Pancake Flour
HOUr Buckwheat Flour
Meat Spreads Assort.d Jar
Deviled Ham purlin '2 c.0-,',
SOap Complonon S.op
w i' h
PIA^i v\r. rr-rr-i,'--
P&G Soap 3
Towels Popor Towels 3 Rail*
Airway Roaitod 2
Neb Hill Ei«.r
(2 Red Points)
Julia Lee Wright's
Enriched, Dated ....
JOAWL JAUAL (pJwduxJL
Green, Solid Heads
2 Lbs. 7<
Texas Yams 5^ 274
Yellow Onions . 34
Peaches ilbortM* u. 10<
Peaches llb'ortaV In. 4.59.
Prunes ., 3th- 354
Rutabagas Turnips Lb. St
Potatoes «c.rado 5^
White ONIONS .
Loin Steak Grod'AA 4 A
Hi-Ho Crackers lit 234
Sugar |,ur«- (10 lb. 63c
Beans BrownBeauty 151 i O,.. Can 8c
Syrup " K r«' 5 lb. jar 40c
Sw. Potatoes No 21 j < iin 15c
Pork Liver lb. 20c
Salt Jowls lb. 15c
Veal Rolled Roast
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Beef Liver Fr"h
Sausage pS°.°Vork . .
Luncheon Meat lKcV«d
Young Hens and Drawn
| Jonathan APPLES .... lb. 9l/2C
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