The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, March 30, 1934 Page: 5 of 6
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Buy Them Out Where Shopping Is Easy
and Prices Low
SPECIALS EVERY SATURDAY
(live Ua a Trial Next Time!
J. M. LAMBERTH & COMPANY
212 West Commerce Street
( HICKS — Rocks, Reds, Wyan-
dottcs, English White Leghorns,
Heavy Mixed $6.30 per 100. Cus-
tom hatching set Mondays, hatch
Tuesdays. R. H. Waldrop's Hatch-
ery, Teague, Texas. NRA 5720.
IOULTRY RAISERS!—Fot bet-
ter Hatches and Better Hatched
( hicks, try us. Coolidge Poultry
.Farm, Coolidgc, Texas.
HELD SEED—There is a rca-
Hon behind the excellent results
obtained by the users of our
quality field seed. We handle only
the very highest grade brands-
brands that have been used by
thousands for years and alwnya
with excellent results.
MEXIA GRAIN CO.
223 W. Main —Pohne 538
GARDEN SPECIAL — 200 Cab-
base plants and 000 Onion
Plants for $1. Special prices on
large quantities. J. C. Harwell,
FOR SALE — A scholarship in
Byrne Commercial College, also
one in Tyler Commercial College.
Will sell at a substantial dis-
count. C. L. Tatum, care Mexia
Weekly Herald, Mexia, Texas.
We have in the vicinity of Mexia
on? Baby Grand piano, also an up-
right piano. Would like to get some
one to take up the balance due.
Will accept school vouchers. G. XI.
Jackson, credit manager, 1708
Laws St. Dallas, Texas.
Don't buy your fruit
trees till you see my
trees. Rose bushes, cape
jaseiuines, grape vines,
Sparks B. Jenkins
806 East Commerce St.
STOP THAT ITCHING
If you suffer from a skin >u-
, We, such as Itch, Eczema, Ath-
lete's Foot, Ringworm, Tetter or
Pimples, we will sell you a jar
of Black Hawk Ointment on a
guarantee. Price fifty cents. Cox-
Foo'est Drug Co. (adv.-
TO DEATH IN
.. .DYNCHBURG, Va. iU.R) - Ai
least 116 persons were burned to
oe.ath V and approximately 85
were injured when fire swept thru
the transient bureau home here
the 16 were recov-
ered. It was feared the ruins
, might contain others. Some of
those injured were burned r- se-
verely that they were not ex-
pected to live.
The home, a three-story frame
_ Structure, was turned into a
roaring furnace when flames shot
up the elevator shaft from a fire
In the kitchen. It was reported
that the blaze started when a
cook overturned a pan of grease
in preparing breakfast.
The cook, frightened, ran
►creaming from the kitchen. The
fiames, sucked by the dr.vft,
swept up the elevator shaft and
eoon the old structure was ab'.are
(from floor to roof.
Many of , the occupant* of the
home, atill asleep in cots, had no
warning and were trapped.
The victims were persons who
were being cared for by the Fed-
eral emergency relief adminis-
tration. All were transients.
None was identified immedi-
The fire presented a picturj of
tiorror as transient men and wo-
men, asleep when it started,
Jumped from windows and ran
from the entrances.
Many suffered broken legs,
arms and backs, and serious cuts,
Iruises and burns. The death toll
.Is expected to go higher.
There were 200 persons in the
JOHN DOE HAS '
Ever since last January whan,
John Doe Central Texas black-
land cotton farmer, signed a con-
tract to reduce his cotton acreage
he has been figuring on how to
best shift his farm system to meet
the new conditions. John has an 30
acre farm on which he has been
growing 60 acres of cotton the past
few years. In addition he has plant-
ed 20 acres to corn. A 7-acre back
pasture and a 3-acre farmstead ac-
count for the remainder of his
land, has contracted with the Sec-
retary o^ Agriculture to take 20
acres of land out of cotton produc-
tion, leaving him 30 acres for this
crop in 1934. How shall he use the
remaining 50 acres?
With the help of the county a-
gent he has worked out a farming
plan which he believes will prove
much better than his old one. The
now plan will give him a complete
home food supply for his family of
five, a good permanent pasture to
cheapen production in the years to
come, and a chance to build his
farm up by terracing and turning
under cover crops. He has found
that he lacks of 14 acres of having
enough land to produce a home
food Bupply and feed his work-
stock, so he is going to take 14
acres of his 20 rented acres for this
purpose. The remaining 6 acres
rented to the Secretary are to be
seeded to permanent pasture.
His cropping system this year
will be 30 acres of cotton; 17 acres
of corn; 8 acres of temporary pas-
ture ( sudan grass in summer,
small-grain pasture in fall and
winter); 7 acres in sorghum for
hay and silage; 2 acres in sweet
potatoes, beans and melons; 13
acres in pasture; and 3 acres in tha
farmstead where a 1-acre garden
and a '/a-acre home fruit plot will
John got this system by study-
ing the A. and M. Extension Ser-
convinced that with the help of
his wife in following it the Dos
family can just about produce their
own home needs for food. It would
cost them about $600 to buy this
food in stores. They have always
produced Part of their own food
needs but have never gone this far
The A and M plan will give
enough feed for his mules, for ths
two cows he aims to buy out of
part of the proceeds of his first
cotton benefit payment, and e-
nough feed for a flock of 60 hens
and for fattening two meat hogs
and a Jersey steer. The new plan
will give him pasture most of the
year, and a permanent pasture
coming on to supply him cheap
feed in the years to come.
John plans to terrace the con-
tracted 6 acres marked for pasture,
and the old 7-acre native pasture
as well. He is going to help nature
along a little by spreading Bermu-
da grass over th« entire pasture,
and sometime before the middle of
May, as rain permits, will make a
light seeding of dallis grass, about
3 pounds per acre. After next fall's
early rains he plans to sow per acre
10 pounds Italian rye grass, 6
pounds black medie, 5 pounds bur
clover, and 10 Pounds biennial
sweet clover. A year from next
summer, and perhaps next spring.
John expects to have some grazing
from these efforts.
When the second year of the cot-
ton contract rolls ground he will
probably cut down his corn and
hay and temporary pasture acre-
age a little because of the increas*
ed grazing from the permanent
When the two-year cotton has
ended John will hava a radically
different farm. Instead of a top-
heavy cotton system with ilttle
feed and home food production he
Will be growing less than 40 per
cent of his acres to eotton, and the
rest divided almost equally be-
tween Pasture and fead crops.
NORMANGEE—W. E. Can-
troll, superintendent of schools,
has notified tV school board that
he has accepted a post as sup-
erintendent at\ McGregor, and
fore will )Wa his present
work at the n(iv>' th*
TEN YEARS IN
GEORGETOWN (U.fi) — A dis-
trict court jury today found C. E.
Heidingsfelder of Houston guilty
of embozzling a $34,600 trust fund
belonging to Mrs. Adele Pipkin of
New York and sentcnccd him to 10
The 10 years imprisonment was
the maximum sentence. The jury
was unanimous on its verdict and
the punishment on the first ballot,
it was learned.
Asks New Trial
Heidingsfelder gave notice h>*
would seek a new trial.
The jury returned its verdict at 0
a. m. It received the case last night
at 8:46 p. m. after the defendant,
himself an attorney, made a dra-
matic 45-minute appeal for acquit-
tal in summing up the defense ar-
"Send me home to niy wife and
babies," he pleaded. "God knows I,
It was the second trial here for
Heidingsfelder. His first trial
last month resulted in a hung jury.
The case was sent here from
Harris county after a hearing on a
motion for a change of venue.
Heidingsfelder said he was robbed
of the money, which he had with-
drawn for personal delivery to
Mrs. Pipkin, as he sat in his office
The money, all in $100 bills, was
part of a $40,000 divorce settle-
ment between Mrs. Pipkins and
Jean Pipkins of Beaumont. Heid-
ingsfelder, friend of the family for
20 years, represented her in the
During the trial here this week
states witnesses testified that
Heidingsfelder had paid debts at
Houston in $100 bills since the first
of last month.
Since his first trial on the $34,-
500 embezzlement charge Heid-
ingsfelder was indicted on seven
counts at Houston in connection
with the handling of a $3,000 trust
fund belonging to six minor chil-
dren of Mrs. Hattie Alexander.
There wasn't much singing Sun-
day night. The weather was so
disagreeable, although the snow
was mostly all gone.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Taylor and
Mrs. Ester Briggs also Royce and
Erma Jene Taylor visited relati-
ves at Wheelock Saturday nighs
Charles Gayden and sister Jo
Francis, had the pleasure of see-
ing a show in Groesbeck Satur-
The quiitings are going nicciy.
The ladies quilted two and hem-
med them at Mrs. Watler Free-
man's some last Thursday. Three
at Mrs. Jos Graves Tuesday, and
are to meet at Mrs. Tom Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Palmer of
Oorpus Christi were here Sun-
day returning Monday.
Miss Ruth Bullock entertuin-
ed her pupils Wednesday night
at the school building.
BETS AT RACES
HOUSTON, <U.F9—Former Gov.
James E. Ferguson pleaded Plain-
tively to his friends today, asking
"how can a man beat this frame it
He bet $20 on each of the seven
races at Epsom Downs yesterday,
"I won four out of the seven and
still lost $40," he said.
"Now, how can a man beat a
game like that."
STATE JACK ON
McGEE FARM AT
An excellent opportunity is of-
fered the citizens of Limestone and
Freestone counties to improvo and
Increase their work stock through
the u*e of the state-owned jack lo-
cated on the farm of Ray McGee at
Point Enterprise, who has beon ap-
pointed caretaker. Mr. McGee, who
went to Austin Thursday to bring
the jack here, states that farmers
and stockmen should take advan-
tage of this opportunity to produce
their own work stock of u better
type. This jack is now ready for
service and nil who are interested
should get in touch with Mr. Mc-
Purchase of the jack, a large
black animal, five years old, sub-
ject to registry and out of a five-
times winner at the state fair, was
made possible through a provision
in the Horse RacInc Law made at
the suggestion of J. E. McDonald,
state commissioner of agriculture.
Recognizing the need for better
type of farm animals, Mr. McDon-
ald, a native of Limestone county,
was instrumental in securing the
passage of that Portion of the law
which sets aside 25 per cent of the
state tax on race horse betting to
be used for the purchase of pure-
bred jacks and stallions-
Mr. McGee drove his truck to
Austin Thursday, called on Com-
missioner McDonald, and together
with M. A. Morris, deputy in
charge of this department, went
20 miles to a ranch where the jack
was kept. On March 10th 37 ani-
mals had been placed over Texas,
and on file were 600 application*,
Mr. Morris said.
As fast as money comes into this
fund the number of animals will ba
increased. This week a truck left
Missouri with five heavy stallions
for placing in Texas. In addition
to raising mules, it is pointed out
somebody must also raise some
There are more than 150 marcs
in Cotton Gin, Pt. Enterprise and
Shiloh for breeding Purposes, a
survey made by B. B. Hudson, vo-
cational agriculture teacher, found.
Recreational programs will be
sponsored at Personvllle by the
women of the Home Demonstra-
tion club and others, the result
of a visit there Tuesday of three
county agents and two Home De-
monstration agents. C. C. Mor-
ris, and Miss Ruth McNabb, of
Navarro county, Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Frederick of Freestone
county; T. B. Lewis and Miss
Cora Kirkman, of Limestone co-
unty, were the county agents at-
Mrs. B. J. Faulkner, recrea-
tional leader who attended the
conference of several counties
recently at Corsicana, will lead
the new program in the com-
munity. Meetings will be he'd
when games will be played and the
whole community invited to parti-
Another such meeting will be
held in April.
The Woman's Home Demonstra-
tion club held its regular meet-
ing Wednesday with 16 mem-
bers and one visitor attending.
Mrs. Jennie Brown led the open-
ing exercise. It was decided to
buy lights for the clubhouse and
to meet Saturday afternoon at
Mrs. Mae Hudnell's home for a
cheese demonstration to be giv-
en by Mrs. Maggie Glass. The
club also will moet Tuesday,
March 27, at 2 p. m. to cleat
the clubhouse yard and plant
The program was on prepara-
tion of materials and transferr-
ing designs and using frames and
hooks for mats and rugs. Mr.s
Mae Hudnell gave an interesting
talk as did Mrs. Eaua Patton,
Mrs. Sadie Rogers, and Mrs. Fau-
ON COTTON CROP
Limestone county's final gi.in-
ing report for the 1933 crop was
44,071 bales ginned and to be
grinned, compared with 28,353 for
the crop of 1932, according to
William J. Gillespie, Coolidge,
special agent of the Department
of Commerce, Census Bureau.
The following have authorized
their announcement for Demo-
cratic nomination to the respec-
tive offices listed, subject to the
Democratic Primary in Limestone
County, July, 1934.
For Representative: •
A. It. (Robin) HENDERSON
For County School Superintendent
R. G. (BOB) HILL.
WAYLAND P. MOODY
L. L. BENNETT
For County Clerk:
GORDON SATTKRW HITE
For Tax Assessor-Collector:
W. L. (Bill) PRIDDY
For County Treasurer:
J. M. (BOSE) LOCK HART
The annual singing convention
will convene here Sunday, April 1.
Also Saturday night before. Sing-
ers from different points of Texas
are expected to be present for the
affair. No public dinners will be
Miss Martha Hall of Mexia spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Daugherty
of Dallas visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Daugherty a while
•I. P. Hickman is on the sick list
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Roberson en-
tertained the Senior B. Y. P. U.
class with a party Friday night.
After many games were played,
delicious refreshments were serv-
ed to about 50 guests.
Miss Zelda Sunday spent Satur-
day night with Audie Raye Eu-
Alfred McElroy is also on the
Mrs. Lewis Hall and little dau-
ghters, Joy Anna, Mrs. Charles
Ferguson and children attended
birthday parties at La Salle Thurs-
day and Friday afternoon at which
Joy Anna Hall and David Fergu-
son were guests.
The Y. W. A. girls met Friday
afternoon, March 23. The following
program was rendered.
Scripture reading, Lucy Lea
Introduction — Emmalene Eu-
A parable about our Alma Ma-
ter, Shanghai, China— Leona
The life story of a little factory
girl— Ida Belie Lindsey.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hitt n-
nounce the arrival of a son bom
Monday, March 26, and weighing
eight pounds. The baby has been
named Dannie Eugene Hitt Bnd
both he and his mother are doing
NEW ORLEANS, (U.R) — A
tornado struck the edge of the
city early today, leveling a score
of houses in the suburban Gen-
Eight persons were taken to
Charity hospital, one, W. Mum-
ford, 23, in a critical condition.
A score of homes was destroy-
ed. Children, on the way to
school, filled the street* but ap-
parently all escaped injury.
The district was thrown in
confusion. Police and volunteer
workers rushed through the
wreckage, removing the injured.
Telephone poles were toppled
down and masses of tangled wires
were strewn in the streets. Furn-
iture was scattered. A street car
stalled and every plane of glass
was caved in.
Residents said that two sepa-
rate blasts swept down—black
cyclonic clouds roaring with ter-
Several persons had narrow es-
capes. Mr. and Mrs. Bartholo-
mew Vahls were seated at their
breakfast table when the storm
struck. When they regained con-
sciousness they were under the
table, staring through the roof-
Dr. I. M. Cline, meteorologist
in charge of the weather bureau,
said that he believed the storm
was a thundersquall. He report-
ed several cyclonic disturbances
centered over north Louisiana and
Arkansas. A wind with a velo-
city of 76 miles an hour, 4,000
feet above the earth, was re-
ported at Jackson, Miss., early to-
Completely renovated, tne
Sandwich Shop on Railroad street
has been reopened, with Miss
Beulah Porter as manager. The
shop was closed for two woek.-,
during which time it has changed
owners, been repainted, cleaned
up thoroughly and resumed ser-
1 Perkin's Auto Wt rks
| —can paint your car the same cotar aa
| the 1934 cars. It is the next best thing
1 to a new car.
We also make Tops, Seat Covers, and
Curtains. Replace Broken Auto Glass
Washing and Greasing
| 201 E. Main St. — - - — Mexia
TRIED IN SLAYING
BROTHER IN LAW
S1NTON (U.R)— Charles L. Fort-
son, former district clerk of Hidal-
go county, was to go on trial here
today on charges of murder in the
slaying of his brother-in-law. Otis
More than 200 witnesses wer«
Pelt was shot duiinjr trial of •
civil suit at Edenburg Nov. Ifi,
1932. The suit was brought by Pel'
against Fortson in connection o'
the estate of Otis Pelt Sr., of whitf
Fortson was administrator.
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The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, March 30, 1934, newspaper, March 30, 1934; Mexia, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299346/m1/5/: accessed May 26, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.