The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 25, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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Dr. Roy L. Leamon
Smith Bldg., Phone 492
TWENTY-NINTH YEAR, NO. 12
MEXIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1927
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Farmers of Pt. Enterprise Hear Annual A. & M. Lectures
CUTS DOWN ON
Many Plant Corn, but
Fish Defies Efforts
t>f Jere Cason, Who
. BY WILBER SHAW
More than 300 residents of Point
Enterprise and that community
••were present at the one day farm-
er's short course and fish fry held
at Point Enterprise Thursday and
declared the occasion one of the
most enjoyable ever held in this
county. The attendance was not
as large as had been expected but
County Agent Paul G. Haines ex-
plained that a majority of the
farmers of the community were
planting corn and as the season
ia well advanced, were unable to
leave their fields. Women of the
community, attended in numbers,
and served an old-fashioned picnic
dinner which, with the fish pro-
vided by the Mexia Chamber of
merce, proved a bountiful repast.
Jere Cason, Secretary of the
Mexia Chamber of Commerce,
had a difficult task in getting the
fish for the dinner fried but fin-
ally managed to overcome many
obstacles, including two fij;<js, and
lirougKt the fish onto the table
piping hot. The first batch of
fish caught fire while they were
being fried on an improvised furn-
ace at the rear of the Point En-
terprise school. Every effort was
made to save them but the flames
mounted higher and the hot grease
splashed so that it threatened to
set the woods afire, Jere resorted
to sand and one of the school fire
extinguishers to put out the blaze.
He then made a hurried trip to
Mexia and securing more fish sent
them over to Jay's Cafe. Every-
body in the kitchen turned out to
aid and pretty soon the hot grease
was flying so in the kitchen that
it was almost dangerous to move
around. Once or twice the grease
blazed up and had to be put out
with fire extinguishers. No seri-
ous damage was done by cither
Tolson Opens Meet
The meetings at Point Enter,
prise were started early in the
day, with a good attendance. Prof-
fessor Tolson of the Point Enter-
prise School, opened the session
with a brief address welcoming
the farmers and visitors to the
community and thanking the
speakers for selecting Point En-
terprise for the short course. J. P.
Rosborough, Horticulturist from
the Extension Department, Texas
A. & M. College, made the first
address. His subject was pertain-
ing to the planting and care of
orchards and gardens atuMw gave
the very latest methods of work-
ing both to get the best results
His talk was greatly appreciated
and many questions worrying tfar
fanners present were anawered'%
him during the course of his ad-
i ' Talk on- Swine ■ ;r.
E." H. Eudaly, swine specialist
from A. & M. College, discussed
the best breeds of swine and told
of the most Imporved methods of
caring for hogs. -
County Judge Fountain Kirby.
expressed his appreciation of the
short course work in a short ad-
dressand urged the farmers pre-
sent to pay a closer' attention to
politics and the government of the
J. I. Riddle, representing the
agricultural committee of the
Mexia Chamber of Commerce, told
of the work that body is doing
and.expressed a.desire to help the
farmers in their various problems
whenever help is needed.
Experts on List
Luncheon was, served at 12:80
o'clock and the afternoon program
opened Speakers fetf
the afternoon^ession" included ■&,
R. Reppert, entomologist from A.
& M. College, who gave an illus-
trated lecture on insect control;
E. A. Millere who spoke on, "Soil
Building"; County Agent P. G.
Haines, who spoke on, "Dairy-
ing^' E. N. Holmgreen, poultry
specialist from A. & M. College
who discussed poultry raising, and
Miss Altee Smith, District 4, home
demonstration agent, who spoke
on, "The Home Beautiful."
No Prairie Hill Meet
The meeting at Point Enter-
prise was in charge of County
Agent Paul Haines. The meeting
at Prairie Hill Friday has been
called off, Mr. Haines announced
Thursday, but the meeting at
Kosse Saturday will be held as
More than a dozen Mexia mer-
chants and business men went to
Point Enterprise during the day
and spent several hours visiting
with tjie people of that vicinity
and listening to various subjects
that were covered by the speakers
from A. & M. College.
The dinner served under a grove
on the school grounds, was pre-
pared and served by the women
of Point Enterprise, and was a
veritable feast. Home-made cakes
and pies, pickles, canned fruits
and vegetables, salads, fried
chicken and hundreds of other
goodies were piled high on the
tables until they swayed with the
weight. And there was no bash-
fulness displayed when it was an-
nounced dinner was ready. Miss
Sadie Hatfield, home demonstra-
tion agent, made arrangements
for serving the dinner and also
spoke during the morning session
on, "Proper Feeding of tho Fami-
ly," which shows she is well vers-
ed In her subject.
AT WORTH AM
CORING BROWN LIMESTONE COUNTY IS AGAIN
Affair Is Largest of
Kind Ever Held
More than 2,000 negro residents
of Freestone County, the largest
number ever present at a similar
gathering in the county attended
the Freestontf County Fair and In-
terscholastic League meet for ne-
groes held at the Wort ham colored
school Friday and Saturday.
Teachers, pupils and patrons of
the colored schools of the county
turned out en mass for the meet
and made a gala occasion of the
two day event.
Schools winning in tho various
events of the Interscholastic meet
are Teague, Donie, Fairfield, Sa-
lem, Gibson, Chapel, Busby, Ha-
gue and Wortham. The regular
events, field, track and literary,
were held according . 1o schedule
with each school of the county
well represented. The fair con-
sisted of individual, school and
community exhibits which demon-
strated the work in agriculture,
] domestic art and domestic science
as taught in the various schools.
Hundreds of white residents of
Wortham and vicinity inspected
the exhibits as well as tho thou-
sand or more negroes who came
to town for the meefe
Tuskeegee of West
The Wortham Colored School,
known as the "Tuskeegee of the
j West" is one of the most mo-
i dern and progressive in thy state
and is the only one in Freestone
County that carries on consistent
work in vocational agriculture.
The school has a 2a acre farm in
connection with it and is worked
by and under the direction of the
teacher of vocational agriculture.
It is used as a demonstration farm
and is operated as a part of tho
regular school work. During the
past year 10 different crops were
raised by students on the farm.
Equipment provided by the insti-
tution includes teams, tools, im-
plements, hot beds, a farm shop,
broom factory, cannery and others.
A monthly paper "Southern Op-
portunity-' is also published at the
That the school is proving an
important factor in the lives of
the negroes of the county was de-
monstrated this week-end by the
unusually large number of negroes
who attended the meet. Parents
and friends of pupils milled
through the exhibits all day long,
studying the work and methods
being taught the students. .The
students themselves showed their
work with pride and competition
in the various events was unusual-
ly keen. Rivalry between com-
peting schools was demonstrated
on numerous occasions and es-
pecially in the athletic events.
TEST AT 2972
McCarthy Starts New
Derrick on Same
PLACED IN TICK QUARANTINE
AUSTIN, Mar. 21 ("J.I'.).—Gov. free area back to the special quar-
Moody today issued a proclania-Hnt'ne(l eradication area, the
order to be effective April 1.
ti°n at request of the State Live- ,t -R decl|ired in the prot!iBma.
stock Sanitary Commission trans- tjon t|,at tick infestation now
ferring Limestone County from the exists in Limestone county.
Jones Test at Kosse
Will Make More
Resolutions Pr a i s e s (
Adair, Iiegret He
C. F. MITCHELL
Nehi Bottling Works
Will Be Ready to
Claud F. Mitchell of Marlin, is
bui.'ding a large soft drink bottling
where he will install machinery
•■ight away tor making bottled
GROESBECK, Mar. 24. (S|>)—
The McCarthy et al Brown tei>t
three miles west of Groesbeck;
was coring at 2972 feet Thursday i Seven members of the Mexia
in the Navarro formation, expect- j Board of Education are to be
ing to hit the WoodbitM sauUs at ! elected at the regular school board
from 2980 to 2990 feet in a day election to be held Saturday, April j lj:> South Sherman street
or two. J 2, four for a term of two years
While going ahead with the cor- j and three for one year, President I
ing McCarthy has started con j W. M. White of the board a
struction of another derrick on : nouncod Tuesday. Present a.::m-1 .... , ,,
1 • 1 Ine new company will ha call-
ed "'iiie i-j'.l.i Bottling company «,f
Mexia" and w ill •apot-kiise in ,t..e
nvnutectu.e of the new luver;!
Ihe "Nehi' lir.j wiJl insiud.' al
flavors el 'carbonated a. in,
Mr. Mitchell is opening
thing near tor I le :.u
machinery, which v.-iil iuel.:<je
aiy lor Liv u.Jt.iihi;
of purest of twit let! drink*,
company will be equipped cj di
the water it will use, it neca-..«
as purity antl sanitation w.tl
Give Nanking General
to 11 Tonight to
FEAR OF LIVES
U. S. DELIVERS >
ARMS TO DIAZ
State Department iij
Statement on Arms*
Sold to Diaz 'jji
Fire to Be Opened Three Million Hourly I
XT 1 * TT l I A-P A rviyv-Mi-n"TiiIJF!
on Nanking Unless
I Help Armies
WASHINGTON, Mar. 21 I •[, |
.).—The United States go'.ufu-
ment has sold the Diaz cuii.--.erva-
| the same lease, about one-fourth
mile southwest of the present
test. This will be pushed immedi-
The tests are on tho Dr. W. W
Brown farm, three miles from
Groesbeck. The chalk was hit at
2250 feet and the bit went out
of the chalk at 2630 feet. A thin
strata of sand was hit in the
Navarro formation, which is be-
tween the Eagle Ford and the j
The Texas company test on the j
j Strother farm, southwest of the
Brown about one mile, failed to!
hit the chalk and is drilling at ;
2888 feet. • Other tests in the I
Vicinity are not being pushe-d at i
Considerable trading is reported
around the Brown in royalties, as j
all of the leases are taken up
much of the territory by the Pure
and other large companies. Royal-
ties were bringing higher prices
I than in many months.
bers of the beard are Judge White,
Gene Sinclair, W. il. Kendrick, B. J
W. Simmons, Emniett Wilson, Don
Caldwell, and Walter Anderson,
and they have announced for re-
election without opposition.
Tho Mexia school system with
three white schools and two for
negroes, is considered one of the
j best in the state. The high school ] vjfc ntcv
| has ;J2 units of affiliation which
| places it along with the very best
I schools of its class.
A. Garland Adair, member of
SHANGHAI. Mar. 14. (UP)
—All Americans in the inter-
ior of China today were ad-. . . ...
vised by United States Consul I,'!« , 1 *l '!
General Edwin S. Cunning- j mA aM,?hu,c a,,d
ham immediately to evacuate -000'000 pounds of amunu,, t,
the area ' prosecute its battles against the
Cunningham broadcast hi* Sa'fu liber"1
message from the wireless of I war .'™n.tions urgently
the U. S. S. Pittsburgh. "e t0 ma,ntain ,aw "nd "mar
in the country and to suppress
revolutionary activity we;, eld
February 25, at a price of $277-1
; T1S, and have already been dwiver«g
led to Nicaragua, state depaui -it
j officials said today. ' *
| The war department furnished
SHANGHAI, Mar. 21. ( .
.)—An ue.cai ririr.ed report
I'rcm Nanking tonii.hl ,:aid
that the I r.itcd 8'11.cc*su-
ii>.;c tut:! 1>4'l!i wrecked by Chi-
ne .• net. is.
it?. orSo el U«« su'-'l.lng uf
in Uvalde Couniv.
building wiiah wiii
v iii nuuuit,
liti a djk opening
r ti«.c in .vpiii
civic clubs a )<i
t FRIDAY and SATURDAY
March 25 and 26
• AMBfj,/;■' .Of?#
I. Itons su Ist-ge as grapefruit,
and i^«ighinic between two and
one-half and three pounds, have
been produced indoors by a Mass-
achusetts naturalist, says Popular
Mechanic Magazine. The size of
the fruit in comparison with the
actual market variety is illustrated
in the accompanying photograph.
Several years of research and ex-
perimentation were required be-
fore the larff* lemons were grown.
MAN MUST SERVE
4 OF 44-YEAR TERM
WACO, Mar. 22.—S. A. An-
drews, giving Dallas as his home
and held for recent check passing
activity in Waco and Hillsboro
received a setback when a jury
here Monday found him guilty,
of forgery and check passing in
22 cases, carrying sentences of
44 years in prison, but checked
his remorse when the jurors re-
commended that he servo only
Perryton—Work progressing on
erection of new American Theater.
Deep Test at .j.OHI Feet
Proceeding with care and test-
ing carefully every formation
found, the E. L. Smith company
et at Trinity test in the Mexia
field was reported Thursday at
5,01)4 feet with the hole to be
made one mile deep. The test ia
backed by a number of the larger
companies here and all interested
in the field are watching with in-
The deep test will have an im-
portant bearing on the future of
the oil production industry in this
KOSSE, Mar. 24. (Sp)—The B.
and A. Drilling company et al
Jones test, near the old Humph-
reys-Jones well, had bailed to
3,000 feet Thursday and prepared
to make some more hole, expect-
ing to go about 40 more feet, and
then bail again.
The casing was set at 3040 feet
in this test.
A strong showing of gas was
found at 3,000 feet and drillers
will preceed with care, hoping to
find the strata from which Col.
A. E. Humphreys several years
ago produced 60,000 barrels of oil
and a lot of excitement, only to
lose the well.
The result will be known soon
The old Jones was much deeper
than the present test, to about
3800 feet, it is said.
the board who recently resigned ! stressed.
when he mo f i from Mexia to j I'ht!
inuke his home in Abilene, has jioude the 11
been liueceeded by Mr. Andei.on. | completion,
board, at a recent meeting, ! ;>< planned \
adopted - the following resolutions ] when the varioU
with regard to My. Adair. [the towns-people of i'iexia win tv
"The Board of Education of the invited to attend. A un.tjue |> o-
city of Mcxiu has learned v/ith ox- i ;;ram is p armed f<jr thi.; oces..'ioa,
needing regret that Mr. A. Gar- the dctads of which will be an-
iand Adair has determined to move nounced at a later date,
his residence from our city, and | Mr. Mitchell was foiaorly con
reluctantly accepts his enforced ic- netted with the 1'arm-. rs State
signation from membership on our j Bank of Ferry, Texas, where he
board. I was cashier and director to:' i ho
"His counsel to the Hoard has j past four years, lie ha < sold hi:;
been valuable his capable and en- I interests there and is moving to
thusiastic effort in behalf of our Me;;in, to he permanently located
schools has contributed largely to | here.
their eminent success, and his j The plant wiJi add another to
'it - ii.
;:t, i.i.nking i"
' to tile coin:'.::;:.;,;.
that uiifef.s all
i brought ;".fe!: to
■ tomorrow mo: .ii::..
'fire upon Nankin;
a military area, according to ad
; vices received by the navy de
: parcnient today.
:er 'if tht
yin'a him .
for.;igr.ers are ,
i/.e British anc !
::y 10 o'eloc! ,
they will oper
and treat it a? ;
AUSTIN. Mar. 24. (• Pro-
cl:.niation was issued today by'
Governor Moody calling for a ape-J
a! ;' :i .ion in the 77th represen-j
tative district to be held Satur-
day, April 30, to fill the vacancy
in the house of reptesentati . of
the 40th legislature caused by the
death of Representative A. J. Dur-
ham, of Sabinal, Uvalde county.
ing from both banks of the river
The advices were receiv ed from j against the American ships and
Admiral ('. S. Williamr, command- British Crusier, Admiral Williams ;
ins? American forces there. I reported.
Word of the Ultimatum fol-I Outrages are continuing in spite j
lowed a report from Williams that ' of every possible effort on the]
American civilians had been killed part of the American officers and
or wounded at Nanking. He feared I others to get in touch with some
the number was great. ; responsible Cantonese official to
.splendid Chiistian example to our | the "industrial citv" and his ,,ro-1 The Chimve ^"eral wa* *iv«r >sure safety to all foreigners.
hoys and girls h is been invaluable ducts will be distributed over a ! Unt" 11 "c,odc lon,«:!t t(' ap H'al ! A<lmiral Williams further te+j
| on board the British Crusier Em ported the fate of American wo-/
| erald to start negotiations. j men and children totalling 155
The British and American for- t still left in Nanking to be uncer-
ces demand immediate protection I tain. He expressed grave fears as
Family Leave City
Rev. J. W. McKinney, former
pastor of the First Christian
church here, left at 6 a. ni. Thurs-
day for Trinidad, Colo., his new
pastorate, going via Coleman to
visit relatives over the week-end.
Rev. McKinney and his family
will drive overland to the new
charge. Members of the congrega-
tion accorded the retiring minister
an dhis wife many honors before
their departure. No successor to
Mr. McKinney has been named.
WHARTON—The charter for-
feiture suit against it having
been dismissed by the state, the
Texas Food Packers, Inc., con-
tracted for 1,800,000 fig cuttings
to be distributed to farmers here.graded.
"It is rare that we find so many
estimable traits in one individual;
he is an orator of no mean ability;
as an editor he is e'ear and force-
ful, conservative and progressive,
ever championing RIGHT and de-
nouncing WRONG, whether they
exist in the palaces of kings or
occupy the hovels of the poor; yet
he is gentle ;s a woman and would
not ruthlessly wound the feelings
of the humblest citizen.
"He is an affable, cultured, cour-
teous, Christian gentleman, who
enoys the confidence and esteem
of those with whom he comes in
"He has high ideals, and his
progressive efforts for a larger
and better, cleaner and purer city
have contributed measurably to the
upbuilding of Mexia and her in-
stitutions, and especially has he
labored for the welfare of her
schools and the moral and educa-
tional uplift of her youth.
"Therefore, the Board of Educa-
tion of the city of Mexia wishes
to extend to Mr. Adair the assur-
ance of its sincere appreciation of
his excellent service, and of its
deep regret at his removal from
our town and the severance of his
connection with the school board;
and to record our conviction that
we have lost one of our best, most
earnest, capable and faithful mem-
bers, a safe counsellor, a willing
and enthusiastic worker, a genial,
pleasant and companionable asso-
ciate, and withal, a reliable, de-
pendable, Christian gentleman.
"We command Mr. Adair to his
new associates as worthy of their
confidence and esteem, and we be-
speak for him the high place in
their affections which he holds in
W. M. WHITE,
Pres., Hoard of Education.
R. W. SIMMONS,
wide territory. Other bott ing
works are located here and Mexia
promises to be the headquarters
for this kind of trade for a wider
Alpine—Additional street lights
to be installed in residential sec-
of all foreigners and foreign pro- ! to their .safety.
perty and that all foreigners must j American refugees rescued by
be brought to the watcv front un- I the British and American landing
der escort by 10 o'clock tomorrow j forces from the Standard Oil
morning. j house in Nanking are being fbr«
Firing is still goiij on at N'ank- j warded to Shanghai tonight.
Perrvton—Local streets being
'he new shades of Blonde-
Rose Blush-Stone Grey-Strol-
ler Tan are so appealingly
smart in one-straps, ties and
pumps. Patent leather and liz-
ard trims offer pleasant con-
trasts. But blacks haven't lost
their sway either. Special
SMS MJ5 XX S7.95
sneeves Bros. & lio.
MEXIA'S BUSIEST SHOE DEPT.
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Houx, N. P. The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 25, 1927, newspaper, March 25, 1927; Mexia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299247/m1/1/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.