The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, January 6, 1928 Page: 2 of 12
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Welti Christmas has corne and
gouei but to -'us" the memory an 1
the aroma still 1 liters around tho
hearthstone (gas stove) and the
F*rst of all, the klddiea came
home from school after an absence
of some three months, and there
Wasn't bean a ' dull'' moment since
Old Santa was real kind too.
Neck ties, handkerchiefs, sox,
sleeping garments, smoking stands,
cigars, cigarettes, etc., many greet-
ings from absent friends, all
tended to make it seem like
A.id then the table has been
"■ju'ed with venison from south-
A' t Texas and old Mexico, home
lured h'ekory smoked ham from
She old North state, fresh pork
ttiykey and yams from the Kicka-
>oo farm, chicken and eggs from
the back yard, grape fruit from
the valley, and lots of other things
d to eat, and added to it all.
e serving with a Shrine com*
i ng Santa C'aus to
■por children, we "looked on
|pther in love," thereby en-
,us to rejoice.
"V it wc3 a real Christmas,
an;! will long? be remembered.
iil piudwi serving: l!1 years for
robbery with firearms. Why
rhouldnt bo return to his work
tsi'aco a pen sentence -aetata to
mean so little.
They Mao t^uch lusvcry and
chemistry and jo on down at Waco.
But yon "couldn't as.-^mble 20.000
to sra 'cm do it.—Dallas News.
" "l is truo tis pity, and pity 'tis
And bldd uatoiian )Mu confess-
ed to another murd-it, committed
a year ago. >te is gmng to plead
guilty and asH for mercy- He
should direct his plea for mcr. y
to th« supreme court in th
. 1 ' M
•j ii tU £21 £l hi
An Oklanomi. mat. spending
Christmas in Kansas City wai
knocks down and robbed three
times on one black, but the third
assault yielded nothing as the
first two had stripped him. One
cf thu robbers, identified by the
victim, was "ined $200 on a charge
of petty larceny The Oklahoman
told the judge he was going back
home to avoid the "excitement."
"If at first you d>r.t succced,
try, try again," has come true in
the Oklahoma imbroglio. The gov-
ernor stood his ground and won
out, at least for the present.
Mucilage, guncotton, talcum
powder, shoe polish, printers' ink,
leather textiles and "sparklers"
are made out of corncobs. Seems
as if so versatile a material ought
to produce radios, automobiles
and diamond necklaces, with a
little education.—Cleveland Plain
Molasses jug stoppers, Missouri
meerschaums and money are also
made out of corncobs.— Judd Lew-
is in Houston Post-Dispatch.
And just think of the possibi-
Says a headline: "Man who rose |
Iron; driver of taxi to be head of lities of the fruit of tne cob
Idlow Cab Company killed by fall I
•a horse." That is the irony of
I ^ute with a vim.
A press dispatch says Alois R.
Hazard, flying director of the
Beaumont airport, took Miss Rose
Bollair up 3,000 feet and proposed
to hei and was accepted, after-
—wards being married in Houston
'tChristmas eve. Wasn't that rather
is Hazardous thing to do, propos-
iing to a Bell (in the) air? But
| Eihin Rose came back down with
[-. him all right, it is presumed.
We wish some inventive cuss
fcwould devise a roller or castor for
I- office chairs that wouid stay put.
H One of the pesky things dropped
I out of our chair yesterday unbe-
IH known to us until we leaned back
t (in our usual dignified way. The
sudden discovery caused us to
grab hastily at the atmosphere to
| recover our equilibrium and in do-
ing so we struck the tenderest part
® of our knee against the sharpest
Et angle of the eg of aur desk. For-
tunately the presence of ladies
prevented our saying things un-
suited for this column.—Sam Mill-
er in Mineral Wells index.
'As this happened Christmas eve
It might not have altogether been
the fault of the chair.
new year is
December Coldest in
Recent Years; Rain
in Year Normal
January was ushered in with
the coldest weather temperatures
in five years when on Sunday mor
ning, N-w Voar's day. the mer-
cury dropped to a low record of
14 degrees, only to be reduced
still further to 11 degrees Sun-
day night. The low figure was a
re.ord for five years. Seldom in
histcry has the mercury gone as
low as 11 degrees, the official
weather observer, Miss Josephine
The records at the weather bu-
reau of this city for December
show a mean maximum of 55.6
with a mean minimum of 35.6.
The maximum temperature for
December was 77 on the 14th
while the minimum was 18 on the
"Autoist stopped >u read, kill- j jhe greatest daily tar,r;e was 6S-.
ed," says a 'leadline followed by degrees on the 31st when the drop
Eighty Young Lodge
Members and Girls
The annual banquet of tin
IV.exia Chapter, Order of Do Mo-
lay, honoring the home coning
tie Molays and their iadie;i was
lieid New Year's eve at the Lion-
Guy Stokes, master counselor
acted as toastmnster. A splendid
tirogrom was presented and in"
eluded musical numbers, songu,
(lances and readings. Oran 1'. Ar-
iington, chairman of' the ndv.sory
council, gave tha principal talk
of the ovening. R. D. Morgan ar.d
Sam B. Werner, members of the
advisory council, also addressed
Covers were laid at the banquet
table for more than eighty guests,
a sumptuous turkey banquet was
served. No.se makers of every
description including automatic
cap pistols were given as favors.
Impromptu speeches afld toasts
were 'made by Bcrnice Anderson,
Donald Held and Jelly Wesson.
Anderson toasted the Chapter's
luost ardent and proficient lover,
"Sparky" Rogers Ilnnis. Donald
Held presented a baby bottle fil ed
w;th milk to the chapter's baby,
l.'obert Travis, while Wesson pre-
sented a bunch of onions to Mack
Walters at the close of his talk.
The following program was giv-
Invocation by Chester Harris;
welcome address to De Molays and
their ladies, Frank Beeson. The
Ukelele Club, directed by Miss
Beth Ellington, including Mozelli
Sewell, Helen Hill, Anna Belie
Machcn, Josephine Wofford Mar-
garet Machen and Martha Riddle
furnished a number of specialties,
including special songs and dances
by individuals of the club.
Nine o'clock interpretation, by
History of Chapter, by Mack
Purpose of De Molay, by Car-
Song in Costume, Bess Walters
and Henry Mae Thompson, accom-
panied by Mrs. Sam Werner.
Toast to Dad Arrington, by
Toast to Dad Morgan, by Jim
I-.eading, Frances Hoelzel.
My Blue Heaven (Mandolin),
Talk, Dad Arrington.
Benediction, Donald Held.
Marriage Takes Place
at Bride's Home
GrROESBECK. Jan. 3 (Sp).—
r.iiss LuCille Bradley and Mr. Ed-
ward C. Mejk of Dallas, ware
quietly married at the residence
of the bride a parents, Mr. and
Mrs C. S. Bradley, at two o'clock
in the afternoon of Sunday, Janu-
ary first, 19'28. Rev. R. T. Hill
pastor of the Christian church;
officiating in a. beautiful and im-
pressive ring ceremony Only the
members of the family and United
States District Judge C. R. Meek
and Mrs. Meek, Of Dallas, father
and mother oi the groom, were
present. The bride and groom and
Judge and Mrs. Meek returned on
the afternoon train to Dallas-
where the nappy young couple
will' make their home, Mf. Meek
l-eulg, «i, practh ing lawyer In Dal*
The romance oi tins young cou-
pla "datej from their school days
when Edward. LuCifle' ar.d Mrs
Bradley wcro ir< t;.e University in
Tennessee together <t:id all obtain-
ed a LL.B. dcjjiee together.1 '
(By News Special Correspondent)
r AIRFIELD Jan. 4. -The 87th
District ' Court opinwir fl&eiiduy'
morning with Judge W R. Boyd
presiding.'?":, ... ...
Cases filed at District court:
■vl. L Robertson vs. Sarah Mc-
Edgar Bums et ui vs. W. R
Burns, et nl partition suit.
J. J Stubbs vs. Nclse D. Davis,
debt and foreclosure.
Fairfield State bank vs. 10. J.
Hood, debt and foreclosure.
D. J. Richards vs Ada Richards
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M ill i ken
VV . I ■ triiHJ.au/ •
W, i,i Lfttt" vs. R. H.
debt qid ffrwksuro.
•r "OMl t>r twxnr lawyer* attending
C B. Machen, Mexia; li. 1<.
Johnson V-' ice; A. B Gcppert
Toag.i«; W. 'A. Harris*, Corsicana;
and W. J. Bryant, Worthum.
John Gomez and Lit pic Eysie.
CI F. Butler and f ma Mayo.
Joel Royre Siin:i ihd Hazel Bo-
Elias A. Ramble 4nd Mary Eu-
Jack Jones and IV-irlee Carter.
- Vale Fnntrdj and ' lyde Welch.
Robert R. Bailey and Mary
AlcClennaii Washington a n <3
Maggie Ada Htnderson.
Uarland Walker and Earl Hun-
t C. Street to Mrs.
St:*atton, 1*2 interest in 38S acres
in the Cta'ypool survey.
E. C. Street to Harry McElroy.
305 acres G. W. Bankhead survey;
7-10 acres J. S. Claypool survey;
1? i-j_* < •<*■ SS 'fii* (rnrutt kiiPi-nv*
Z'Z J. N. Claypool survey.
AitivfV phiDipx et a1 to W. ~
I-lolemnu 11 }*2 acres Wm. Shof-
.lirti "Ktrfllwot Hi ct .n to Wi II.
llol jiian 12 I ~ acr e. Wm. Shof-
C'irtts A. t?mith et al to Ike
Smith 50 acres Wm. Loubridge
J. T. Corl, y to T. . Sanders
Lots 23 and "i Block 60 Teague.
T. S, Watson to J. H. Jones
32.6 acres S. Ranches League No.
j. H Jones to O. M. Wroe et
al, 32.d acre« S. Sanchez League
No: I" "
M. C. Lancaster to E. P. Hughes
50 acres D. Avant survey; 5.8
aeres ■£. WinUrmntn survey.
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Called to Bedside
of Father and Mother
N1V,E. Moore, who is employed
t.t the Mexii Sanitary Company,
ia lit Ft. Worth attending his
father and mother who arc both In
u serious condition due to injuries
received in an automobile accident
near Fort Worth Sunday.
Party Is Back
Running -de«r became vensioi
and stags staggered ir. Southwc. <
Texas recently where HI D. Ben-
nett and an accompanying part.s
of de«r depopulutora enjoyed .
succeafcful liu it afler the wildest
of wild life.
The party also made a jauni
over into Mr. Calles" community
where they received a cordial wel-
come from the residents of the
second North American republic
The only revolution occurred when
th«;y turned .round to come b«cl^
to nati\e soil.
The hunters are back in Mexia
eligible for membership into the
exclusive fociety of Venison Vic
^< • -a '' ■ ,f, ■ •?►«T
It is reported.'!hat Mr. Moore',
reother Is the .more gravely in-
jured of the two and has suffered
a ong lapse of unconsciousness-,
The couple are baing cared for in
a Ft. Worth hospital.
r.n account ot a holdup and rob-
bery near Ranger. Hist another
"case of a hi-jacker killing his in-
■ nocent victim. How t.iuch mercy
is he entitled to—if any?
was from 76 to 18 degrees.
°recipitation for the month was
2.S7 inches with the greatest in
24 hours i)7 inch on the 11th
and tha least was a trace on the
5'ch and 29tn. The rain wa.i on
While other ilyers postpone and
Pi.ctlv.r? fall, Lindy goes right along I six
and makes it eve-y time. But!
K then, Lincly is not aftei the dough Thcre were 5cvcn dear day3
six partly cloudy and 1& cloudy
so much as to promote aviation
I Apropos ot 4,1 U'aelive ar.d artis-
tie alliterations we note that an
editor in an adjoining state refers
to certain "purveyor* of putrid
prejudicial political r"> pouvri,"
whatever that is.—Henry Ellis in
Maybe it is just t bunch of
rhapsodical republican ruminations.
I during the month. Light hail and
! sleet fell on the 6th arid 21st.
rainfall is given
by the weather
H Four men stepped a r>ian in Hal
i Ins recently, when one of them j
Rktepped behind him and slugged.' unc
January C 13
him, robbing him of 20 cents. Pre- j y
1 pared to kill in order to carry
""'their end. And some jury may be
aslced to extend rserev.
One ol the bandits captured af-
ter the robbivy of the Cisco bank
has been identified as a Ferguson
Operative With ;
Reading, writing, arithmetic am j
1 other little scholastic pastime wil j
I be resumed Wednesday, January j
14, in ..Icxia schools according t<
R. M. Andrews, superintendent ol :
local schools. School work will b< I
actively resumed at the regulai |
j hour Wednesday morning.
In t. :cordance with the stat:
laws, the local school board ha;
placed the beginning of the com-
pulsory school attendance periot
011 January 4. The period will con-
tinue for a term of five scholastic
months with twenty school day;
in each month- The law require:
that every child, from the ager
of 8 to 14 -nclusive, shall atteiu"
school during the compulsory peri-
od for at least 100 consccutiv*
Local school authorities will co
operate to the fullest extent witl
itate officials ir carrying out the
requirements ct the attendance
ikifc >. v j
51 50 42.62
Order now for any
time delivery in spring
and save money.
Will set our incubators
every Monday and
Bring 11s your eggs
and you will get Bet-
ter Baby Chicks
Hatchery now running
Cogdell Manager ;
J. Frank CogJell ha? resigned j
hh position with the Dollarhide- |
Stephens Hardware company, and
after resting a few 'lays will be-
gin work with the J -I. Riddle
company, and will have charge of
the Hardware Department of that
company when the new department
begins business in the Masonic
building just vacated by the Dol-
Ir.rhidt-Stephoiib Hardware com
New and up to Jute fixtures will
be installed aj soon as same can
be shipped anj the new company
will be ready tot business shortly
for Cooliige Man
C'OOLIDGE. Jan. ,1—Leonard
I'roeman, CO, who dropped dead
here about 4 p. m. Monday while
misting in killing hogs, was
burled in Old Armour cemetery
Tuesday after funeral service* at
the Methodist church, conducted by
Rev. H. P. Watkina, pastor of the
The deceased is survived by his
*vidow and several children. II
had lived here for many years.
STARTING THURSDAY MORNING!
i- "V'"' i.. *
The Outstanding Event of the Year!
^ 11 fi 01 £ >
Once each year we put
on a Clearance Sale of
all Men's Clothing,
Furnishings and Shoes
at prices which move
all surplus merchan-
This year our stocks
are unusually heavy
on account of the back
ward season. Nqt de-
siring to carry over
any winter goods we
are reducing prices
more than ever.
Supply Your Needs for Months to Come!
Men's Clothing and Furnishings
AT ROCK-BOTTOM PRICES
A FEV/ OF THE
A good assortment, $6
and $6.50 values,
Knock Out Price
Most all sizes, good
colors, tip to $3 values
Knock Out Price
One lot, values up to
$6, Knock Out Price....
All Hansen's dress
and lined gloves, re-
One lot of men's hats,
Knock Out Price
TO CLOSE OUT ALL FALL
ONE LOT OF YOUTH'S SUITS
in most, all .sizes; good *>3% <*& irv m*
styles and colors. $17.50 fl I I
values, Knock Out Price o fJ'
ONE LOT OF MEN'S SUITS
values up to $27.50,
Knock Out Price
ALL MEN'S SUITS
Regardless of style, col
sr, valued up to $32.50—
\nock Out Price
ALL MEN'S SUITS
.11 the late colors and
styles, $37.50 values,
Knock Out Price
Many of these suits can be worn next spring.
Every suit is a wonderful value at a ROCK-BOX-
AT ROCK-BOTTOM PRICES •
All $22.50 Overcoats, 1 C C
NOW * tp 1
All $27.50 Overcoats, 1 Q QR
N O w 1
AH $25.00 Overcoat?, vO 1 QR
All Work Clothes Reduced!
A FEW OF THE
- MANY ITEMS
Silk and wool, 85c and
$1.00 values at
$1.25 and $1.50 values,
Knock Out Price • -
We are going to sell
our $2.50 Neckband
Shirts, Knock Out
French Flannel, $3.50
and $4.00 values,
Knock Out Price
Dross Pants, up to
$6.50 values, Knock
Up to $8.50 values,
Knock Out Price 1
Hanes union suits, «K«
$1.50 values, Knock | ^ ^ iyj
Out Pricc - t
101 E. Commerce
■"Outfitters to Men'-
101 E. Commerce
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Houx, N. P. The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, January 6, 1928, newspaper, January 6, 1928; Mexia, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299286/m1/2/: accessed July 7, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.