The Sunday Record (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 4, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 28, 1940 Page: 1 of 4
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Don't forget to go to
church today. You'll
enjoy the fellowship
you will find there.
The Sunday Record
DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS CF MINEOLA AND WOOD COUNTY
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.
Eleventh Year—Number 4.
Mineola, Wood County, Texas, Texas, Sunday, April 28, 1940.
Four Pages Today ~
BY SPEC TATER
Italian Fleet en the Move
DALLAS WOMEN seem to be
making headway in their cam-
paign to do away with nearly-
nude waitresses at road ide
sandwich stands. Many places
have begun replacing the girl
car-hops with athletic-looking
young men attired in shorts
and cowboy boots. And the
change is proving popular. Per-
sonally, we like cur emphasis on
the food, not the server. . . .
The more conventional and com-
plete the uniform, the better.
THE LOSS of four key mem- j
bers of his Hillbilly Band may
be quite a loss to Governor;
O'Daniel. Leon Huff resigned
Friday and Saturday another
member quit. "Play, Leon" be-
came a favorite O'Daniel retort
in his last campaign when he
was questioned on how he would
pay social security.
EAST TEXAS movie goers will
have an opportunity to see
"Gone With the Wind" at the
Select Theatre here next month.
The famous picture will be
screened here Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday, May 13, 14,
EVER SEE a Newt? I. H. Cole
brought one to town this week
and it was not until he reached
the Monitor-Record office that
he discovered its real name.
The Newt, a small lizard-like
animal related to the salaman-
der, had been called everything
from a Gila Monster to a water
RIVALING IN beauty the popu-
lar Bluebonnet is the colorful
Indian Paint Brush which may
be found growing wild in great
quantities in almost any part
of Wood County.
HERE'S WHAT Editor Ray
Cooper of the Lindale News
said about the ODaniel Flour
Company's tithe campaign:
"The First Methodist Church
of Houston got a check for fif-
teen cents from the governor
and sent it back . . . All of
which indicates that the Gov-
ernor's use of the Church to
further his political ambitions
isn't approved of by at least
one cljurch in Texas."
At Dalhart recently, a four-
year girl responded quickly when
her Sunday school teacher ask-
ed if anyone had a recitation
after the lesson was taught.
"I'm a little Dutch girl,
And I drink beer.
It makes my stomach
Stick out to here."
Which of course put an end
to the recitations of the morn-
DON'T FORGET to go to church
today. It'll do you good.
Native to Be
T. V. Stroud, 79, died at his
home in the New Hope com-
munity Saturday. Funeral ser-
vices will be held Sunday af-
ternoon at the Sand Springs
Cemetery, with the Rev. W. E.
Mr. Stroud had lived all his
life in Wood County. He was
a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, two
sons, C. C. Stroud of Turner-
town, and C. J. Stroud of Min-
eola, and one daughter, Mrs.
H. J. Smith of Mineola. Eight
grandchildren also survive.
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Mussolini is reported to have concentrated the Italian fleet in the Dode
canesa Islands pointing to the Dardanelles entrance. The move woul
tend to restrain the Allies and Turkey from moving against Germany i:
the Balkans. Above photo, made from the battleship Cavour, shows th
Cesare leading a line of Italy's heavy cruisers through the Mediterraneai
Veteran of Both Red,
Blue Prefers to Be Rebel
By RAY (JOOPER
his father had served in the
Union army, his heart was al-
ways with the Confederacy, and
Lindale, April 27. The odd gentleman
circumstance of a man having. would want it that way.
belonged to moth the Union "—" "
and Confederate armies during; i"1"! ¥
the Civil War has been reveal- j
ed by a recent application made i
to the War Department by J.;
T. Williams, prominent farmer
of near Garden Valley, for a
of his father. Levi W. Williams
of hs ffather, Lev iW. Williams
who is buried in the Union
Begin This Week
Courses in store management
For May Term
Opens at Quitman
Monday, May 13
District Clerk A. L. Calhoun
this week released a complete!
list of grand and petit jurors
for the May term of district
court in Wood County.
The term convenes Monday
morning. May 13, and is sche-
duled to adjourn June 14.
R. F. Taylor J. T. Robinson
,T. A. Beard H. H. Carlisle
T. A. Wright J. B. Zeigler
M. Slaughter H. E. Speights
H. G. Puckett O. P. Stephens
C. M. McCreight C. D. Coleman
F. F. Grimes J. F. Dial
•T. W. Mize H. M. Benton
Petit Jurors, Second Week.
Ray Hackler W. A. Smiley j
H. R. Dean Buck Kennedy
! Jim Robinson H. J. McCain j
V. G. McCary J. C. Lambert
T. F. Patterson JTarvin Usery
R. C. Stonley Chester McGee
fe. F. Brooks J,. T. Sanders
A. R. Hayes B. M. Davis
j T. L. Denton J. E. McDade
0. B. Blalock M. P. Matherson
G. M. Benton E. D. Cathey
E. G. Blackwell h. M. Goldsmith
Lee Lloyd T yman Hammon
E. D. Richard- R. A. Bryant
son L. B. Cranford
j Lewis Wille- W. R. Shields
I Ford M. F. Fletcher
M. L. Anders J. D. Cox
H. L. Hobbs T. J. Riley
F. W. Perdue E. A. Cherry
C. W. Mitchel 1 A. L. Amason
O. L. Pritchett Merrell Craver
H. D. Shomaker C. P. McKnight!
Petit Jurors, Third Week.
W. T. Allen H. R. Douglas
J. H. Ponder R. E. Noles
Gran Ducan L. L. Richard.son
W. B. Bryant T. S. Steed
R. L. Glenn J. M. Brown
C. Earhardt J. T. Ivey
i H. F. Conley C. O. Laminack !
Exes Win Spring Game,
12-0, Regulars Impressive
Urges Early Settlement
Of US 80 Right-of-Way
... — v.—v..- , . , . , . , . , , vV. W. Gixbreath A. J. Kennimer
^ , and in salesmanship for variety rir . T _ _ .
Chapel cemetery near Garden i , , , , J, W. J.Campbell L. I. Dodgen
__ .. J and rirne- stores will hpjnn npxr.! _ ^ ^ , , °
D. Dodgen Robt. Carraway
3. Winkle S. W. Caldwell
and drug stores will begin next
week at Mineola High School.
J. B. Burnett
H. A. Penal
L. I. Dean
Ihe Quaitei master General The classes will be taught b
wants to know whether a Con- j R Hurley of the state Board
fedeiate oi Union aimy maikei 0f vocational Education. Courses
is pietened. Levi Williams v<ould jn hardware and appliancc-
tae entitled to either one! |salesmanship were completed
Believe it or not, Mr. Wil- this week.
liams belonged to both armies. Store management classes will
though it wasn't known until be held on Tuesday and Tiiurs-
a short time before his death, day nights at 7:15 o'clock, and
which occurred many years' classes in salesmanship for va-
after the eiose of the war. !riety and drug stores will meet
In the early days of the Se- on Monday, Wednesday, and
cession. Mr. Williams enlisted Friday night at 7 o'clock. Both
in Company E, 13th Georgia courses will run for two weeks
Cavalry and served with dis- This project is being spon-
tinction until captured by the sored by the Mineola Independ-
Yankees in Tennessee, where- ent School System and the
upon he was sent to Camp Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Douglas in Illinois. 1
By the merest chance he dis-
covered one of his guards was
a long-missing brother-in-law, ^ -««■ "rv 'if
John Wilks. Surreptitiously iVltlV Lll'lll
making known his identity, Mr. J
, Williams was taken into hiSjUj^iX Slnffcll
| brother-in-law's home, where he "-lUL/Iv OUUli
remained eight months until |
thp war pnripH ' 1 Abstracts of propertv in the
" , , William Barnhill survey in the
In order to stay there with-, ^ communlt „ the Amer ; p
out attracting attention, he en- ada Petroleum Company are L. B. Bud
« FT. army, said to be completed. Land lines
the 5th U. S. Volunteer infan- are bei drawn
try, where he led the life of, Amcrada is e ted to drlll
Riley until discharged at the the flrst Q[ at ,eas(. throe dMp
end of the conflict. ; tests rumored planned for Wood
Returning to Georgia Mr.|County thls
Williams told no one of his ^ are cxpected t0 be made
"stretch" in the Union army
F. W. Creech Will Gorman jr.
G. d. Garrett R. v/. Hamm
W. H. Attaway E. H. Gilbert
J. A. Williams R. L. Pnss
; H. R. Cannada'T. J. Gilbreath
Q. K. MeKenzie oar.i Martin
| Ralph Newman H. S. Cathev
: Petit Jurrrs, Fourth Week.
: W. S. White M. T. Sham-
W. F. Bateman
W. P. Alexander
Max M. AldridgeCleo Spivey
J. A. Ewins J- W. Richards
Terrell Kitchens J. F. Galloway
,Toe W. Beard H. E. Brown
W. C. Grand- Ccie Moseley
berry L. M. Walsh
Ocie Fair «. S. Larue
J. A. Whitworthl. H. Jarred
H. H. Strange A. D. Allen
W. C. Bartlett !3scar Sims
H. A. West G. P. Cain
U. T. Tucker J. H. Birdsong
I. R. Messimer h. T. Greer
M. Mize O. M. Brockman
Omer Rogers J. R. Burnett
! D. F. Cruce W. A. Box
ges J. B. Sullivan
Leonard TuckerL. P. Kirbo
A. L. Holley
By M. H. LANDERS
The Highway Department is asking for the right-of-way
it has been promised through Mineola for U. S. Highway 80.
Good faith and self-respect require that Mineola furnish it
immediately. The delay has been caused by conflicting ideas
about the method of payment—(1) the assessment of busi-
ness property, or (2) the assumption of the obligation by the
City. The result has been division, dissension, and inex-
cusable delay; whereas, in a mattter of this importance there
should have been unity and speed.
In the beginning it was almost unanimously determined
that the new highway must not by-pass the town and that
whatever reasonable means could be employed would be used
to retain it. The City had undertaken paving and water pro-
jects at this time that seemed to prevent it meeting the cost
<6f the right-of-way required for the proposed highway route
through town—an estimated $20,000. The plan to assess the
business property of the town to defray this expense then
seemed the only alternative, and an assessment was proposed
and generally approved. This action was taken not because
It was considered a duty of the City to meet the expense.
After the first estimates and the order of assessment the
requirements of the Highway Department were changed re-
sulting in a great reduction in the cost of the project. This
now is about $10,000. The County has contributed $3,000,
leaving an estimated $7,000 to be paid.
The change in requirements makes it necessary to repeal
the order of assessment for the reason that an excessive as-
sessment cannot be collected legally. A new levy will have
to be made resulting in more strife and ill-feeling as well as
While the plan of assessment was adopted as the only
feasible way to raise the required funds and was coxisidered
legally justified because of some special benefits to the busi-
ness property, it was never considered the most satisfactory
There was the matter of some property benefitted that
would escape because of its exempt character. There was
the matter of delay in collecting from some and of resort to
long suits to enforce collections.
While business property is to a degree especially bene-
ness pioperty, or (2) the assmuption of the obligation by the
receives a general benefit. This alone might not justify the
abandonment of some assessment "against the business prop-
erty, but the owners of this property feel that in view of the
paving and water extension costs borne alone by the general
community they will be paying on these projects more than
the City will pay to secure the highway. It is claimed that
as the business property is taxed for paving and water exten-
sions in the leiidentiai districts, there should be no complaint
against all property paying the highway costs.
Since the move to secure the highway about a year age.
the finances oi the City have greatly improved, and competent
authorities state that revenue derived by the City is sufficient
to meet the highway expense and maintain ail other city
Ii tiiiS is the case, the City authorities owe it to the citi-
zens to pay for and acquire immediately the requiied right-
oi-way. It will be the quickest, the most satisfactory, the
fairest, and the best way that its surplus funds can be spent.
Let us keep in good standing with the State Highway
Body of Wreck
Victim Sent to
Defensive Play of
Opponents of Mineola High's
Yellow Jacket football aren't
likely to get in the touchdown-
making habit next fall if the
defensive stand made by the
Regulars against a line-up of
veteran Exes Friday night is
any indication of what the team
The Exes won the game, 12-0,
but the Regulars put up a gal-
lant stand, throwing back sev-
eral goal line thrusts.
John Sims, hard-running full-
back of last fall's Regional
Champions who was rated the
best back in the district, scor-
ed both tallies for the xes. Sims
smashed over from the five-yard
stripe in the first quarter after
Frank Morrison, end, had block-
ed a high school punt. The
second touchdown came in the
final period with Sims going
over from just inside the ten.
The score was set up by a
thirty-yard pass from Ray to
One of the outstanding of-
fensive plays of the game was
a sensational 35-yard pass from
Sims to Frank Morrison. The
Regulars effectively stopped
Jackson's famous tackle-around
plunges that helped carry the
locals to a Regional title last
fall. The big 240-pound line-
man made only a few short
It was a defensive battle all
the way for the Regulars, who
were unable to match the of-
fensive power of Sims, Ray,
Bartlett, Molnari and company,
and Frank Smith, one of the
best defensive ends developed
under the Orange and White
in recent years, was outstand-
ing. Few were the gains that
came his Way. J. O. Phillips,
Homer Smith, and Vernon Lind-
ley were the other linemen who
stood out for the high school.
In the line-up of Coach Co-
pass' xes were nine of the boys
who started the first game of
the season last fall against
An outstanding feature of"
the game was the punting of
Ben Copass, quarterback for
the Regulars. Copass' punts,
consistently well down the field,
were largely nullified by Safe-
tvman Truett Ray's returns.
Ray, fastest and most decej>-
tive runner on the field, was
a constant threat.
The graduate line, made up
of Frank and Fred Morrison,
ends; Pennal and Jackson,
tackels; Coleman and Lank-
Frank Bezoni, former district ford- guards; and Balk, center,
attorney, formally launched his m0le ot whom are veteran flr5t
Writer says in order to be
contented and popular one
should always keep the chin up
in the air and the nose down.
Sounds like a contortionist's
although it was done merely'as
a matter of expediency to es-
cape the horrors of a federal
war prison. Soon he came to
Texas where he lived until his
Levi Williams was always
very reticent about his .var
service. Rather than disclose
;the fact of the conflicting en-
listments, he never made appli-
cation for a pension for either
When his son applied for a
monument, the odd circum-
near Quitman and Hainesville. | <_ -• --j rp • l
and there is a possibility that; |^j | FlHl
the Hawkins block may be drill- !
ed before the end of the year. . . ,
J | The State Court of Criminal
Appeals Wednesday remanded
the murder case against G. L
Huey, Lindale farmer, back to
District Court in Smith Coun-
ty for a new trial.
Action by the appeal court
was a reversal of the district
court's decision in which peti-
tion for a new trial was over-
Ends Spring Training
Spring football training at
Mineola High School will end
next Thursday afternoon when
Coaches Snow and Robnett will
divide their squad for another
It will be the last exhibi- Huey was found guilty by a
stance of his two enrollments tion until next fall, and Coach jury in Tyler last July 14 of
came o light. Mr. Williams j Snow declares that every mem- murder without malice in the
chose the Confederate marker ber of the squad will see ser- fatal shooting May 23, 1939, of
with ths statement that though j vice in the ful-time encounter. Lum Fleming, a neighbor.
The body of Thomas A. Hahn,
25, of Dallas, fatally injured in
an automobile accident one mile " " ~ —;line
east of town early Monday campaign for congress Satur- balJ ' , 1
morning, was sent to York, Pa., i ay aft,?rnoon in a talk on the Coaches Snow and iSonett*'^
by the English Funeral Home j00 ouse lawn at Qult^an. pi.aised the play of the Regu-
Saturday afternoon for burial. Bezoni outlined his platform jars ancj predicted another good
Mrs. Hahn, resident of Vera | and explained his social secur-!team in the Jacket field next
Cruz, Mexico, arrived in the j il-V program of which he advo- fan_ The team will not en-
city Friday to take charge of,cates greater federal obligation, j counter anything next fall any-
the body. j As district attorney, Bezoni where near as powerful as the
Hahn was killed and seven j made an outstanding record Exes were Friday night, Coach,
others were injured when the]in Wood County courts. "Snow said.
car in which he was riding
crashed into the machine of W.
E. Reynolds, ]ocal insurance
man, when a tire blew out.
Hahn and five other residents
of Dallas were enroute home
from a dance at Kilgore when
the accident occurred.
In Mexico City, tourists may
pick up bargains in the Nation-
al Pawnshop, or Monte de Pie-
dad, which is built on the site
of the Aztec palace where Cor-
tez was first entertained by the
Indian king, Montezuma, and
wher? the latter was killed by
his Spanish guest. Proceeds of
the jiawnshop go to charity.
PROGRAM FOR TODAY v
at the / ■
Church of Christ
Sermon 11 a. m. by Willis Jernigan
Sermon 7:45 p. m. by Frank McCowan
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