The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, April 27, 1934 Page: 2 of 6
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THK MEXIA WEEKLY WHWAT.T*
c R DAY
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E. TEXAS MEET
TEX ARK Art A <U.
F. Ashcroft, Sulj'hur S
Chamber of Cols
ly elected board
>f th i East Texas
WTM by the norm-
al directors this
A. G. (P:i^
had been pi
for the plii' ■
of Paris who
that he was not n
candidate and would1 n«t accept the
position if it were offered.
TEXARKANA Oltt — Mender
son won the 1935 contention of the
East Tfxas Chamber of Commerce
today when delegate) from Paria,
only other contender, moved to
make the selection unanimous
while balloting still going on.
At the time, Henderson had a
it vows lead in voiles cast.
Newly elected directors >wen
Into sossion immediately to select
a president for the new year.
Fourteen cttfectORi and six at
large were unanimously elected on
icccmm.ndation of liominationr
committee headed by J. K. Brim.
Sulphur Springs, this morning at
final East Texas Chairtber of Com-
Directors are C. V. Ashcraft,
Sulphur Springs; J. L. Oreer, Den-
ison; H. P. McGaugny, pilmer; W.
C. Hargrove, Jr. Pittsburgh; J. W.
Young, Crockett; John R. Alfred,
Henderson; B. E. Montgomery, of
Palestine; Fred C. Grimes, Hills-
horo, E. L. Smith, Alexia; W. W.
Cameron Waco; R. W. Humphreys.
Liberty! W. C. Trout; Lufkin; Tom
Bell, Huntsville; J. F. Josey, Hous-
ton. At large John D. GarPentsr,
Dallas; Jesse Jone3, Ike Ashbum,
Houston; W. C. Parish. Overton;
N. O. Sanderson, Texarkana; and
R. B. Cousins Jr., Austin.
Resolutions offered included
praise for all officers and directors
for work program of Chamber
past year; commending organiza-
tion for further effort at crime
prevention; that Texas go after
her share of any new funds allocat-
ed to relief road work undqr na-
tional program;..and official desig-
nation Texas high band, Texarkons
ai official band for 1935.
Carl Kstes, Tyler publisher re-
ported the oil committee was no< j
ready to report today but will do ,
so at the meeting at Tyler May 1 !
Ho commended the railroad com
mission for accepting hia Dalia
ultimatum and for putting R. G.
Parker in the field to atop "hot
Last night Queen Etex V, who
is Miss Martha Carey Kurth of
Lufkin, daughter of President &.
L. Kurth, waa crowned during an
elaborate ceremony. Mora than 100
men and women took part in a col-
orful Pageant following the coro-
The Queen's ball and presenta-
tion of the opera "Tejai" were oth-
er features of the evening pro-
NAME FIVE TO
The committee appointed by
Preaident Wallace Mason of the
Mexia Country Club at a recent
meeting of the stockholders, con-
stating of J. K. Hughes, J. Nuss*
baum and Frank Fel* for the
purpose of selecting five direc-
tors to serve the club for the
new year, met Tuesday morning
and named the following mem-
bers as the new board;
W. K. Boyd, Don 8. Ctldwalb
Maxswell T. Hill, C. L. Tatum-
and W. M. Eubanks Jr.
A meeting has been called by
the chairman of the committee,
J. K. HWghes, to meet in his of
fice Wednesday morning at 9
o'clock to select a president from
the fHve directors.
The new club year begins May
1, and a financial plan has been
workjed out whereby the future
is very promising for the coun-
try club, and a full attendance of
the new board is urged in order
that the organization may be
perfected with the least delay
and the program started at once.
LINCOLN, Neb. (U.R) — First
degree murder charges were fil-
ed today against Sam Rivette and
Walter Dean, Texas ex-convicts,
charged with the slaying of Lue-
een Marshall- a school boy.
NEBRASKA CITY, Nebr. (U.R)--
Hecretary of Agriculture Henry A.
Wallace in an Arbo rDay address
today reasserted his faith in Dem-
ocratic principles in answer to in-
sinuations growing out of the Wirt
He warned middle western fann-
ers of the highly experimental na-
ture of the Bankhead cotton con-
trol bill and urged no trial of auch
methods for other crops for the
Charging that administration
opponents sought to placa "the tng
of Communism on liberal Demo-
cratic principles," he defended with
vigor, his associate, Dr. Rexford
Tugwell, who has been under criti-
Regarding regimentation, Wal-
"Before we get out of this mess,
it may eventually be necessary to
have certain kinds of planning, but
so far we have had practically
nothing worthy of the name. We
have been dealing with emergency
measures with the rules of the
games having to do with tariffs,
monetary principles and the way in
which cooperate entities affect the
"tt happens that recently we
have interpreted the rules of the
game difefrently -rhan they have
been interpeted during the greater
part of the last 70 years. That has
been our sin.
"That is the reason why the
hoosier schoolmaster from Gary
was picked up by th? representa-
tives of regimentation of a bygone
age and built into a ten dsys' won-
der — the hope being that trouble
subtle regimentation of public
opinion, it might be possible to
make it appear that the proponents
of the New Deal, in their influence,
wore striving to undermine that
foundations of the republic with
He characterized as the 'true en-
emies of the republic" as those
"who knowingly and hypocritically
endeavor to place the tag of Com-
munism on Democrat!: principles
in order that they may gain votes
to preserve inordinat* profits."
No. 1 STORE No. 2 STORE
600 S. Belknap St. 609 E. Sumpter St.
NO. 1 IDAHO RUSSETS
Spuds 10 lb
BEWLEY S BEST
VEGETOLE OR JEWEL
MORNING BRACER—Ground fresh as
you buy it!
7 - -
, I p-
CHUM—2 LARGE CANS
PORK & BEANS, 4 cans
ICE CREAM SALT, 8 lbs
P. & G. OR O.K.
Soap 5 bars
IN EXTRA HEAVY SYRUP—NO. 2'/,
SOUR OR DILL
Pinto Beans 5 lb 21c
PEAS, 3 lbs
Beans, 2 lbs. .15c New Potatoes lb 3c
-IN OUR MARKET-
Sugar Cured in Slab
Bacon, lb. 14c
Bacon, lb. ...16c
Jowls, lb 7c
Cheese, lb. ...16c
Roasts, lb. ...10c
Steak, lb 15c
IN CAR WRECK
Mrs. Roy Calloway, 88, Marian
Norton. 32, and Florence Graham,
10, were aeriously injured, and
four other occupants of their
car less seriously hurt when an
automobile carrying seven persons
overturned several time* at the
Magnenat curve on the Teague
road, in the edge of Mexia- late
Mrs. Calloway had « fractured
pelvis bone on the right side, Mr.
Norton fractured facial bones, and
the girl sustained a badly cut
lower lip. They were taken to the
Brown hospital, where doctors
treated them. Others were taken
to their homes and their injuries
MEXICO CITY. (U.R) — Mexico
faced the virtual certainty today
of undergoing an experiment. >n
prohibition immediately after the
presidential election in July.
Gen. Lazaro Cardenas, candi-
date of the governmental nation-
al revolutionary patry for presi-
dent, and regarded as certaiu of
being elected, announced today
he was determined to end manu-
facture and sale of spirits,
"If I am elected," he said, "I
will fight for prohibition of in-
toxicating drinks. I was a labor-
er and I still am a laborer. I
ask all laborers to follow my ex-
ample and become propagandists
against alcohol and fantacism."
MRS. W. B. COCHRUM
CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY
On Saturday, April 14. relatives
and friends gathered at the home
of Mra. W. B. Coehrum of Cedar
Island, in celebrated of her 75th
Dinner guests included: Mrs.
Frank Wood, Amarillo; Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Henderson, Sinton;
L. D. Coehrum, Victoria; Mr. and
Mrs. V. T. Hancock and son, V.T.
Jr., Coolidge; Mr. and Mrs. W. I.
Coehrum and daughter- Florene,
Mt. Calm; Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Coehrum and children. Ludell,
Lorine and Travis, and Mrs. Claud
Pelton and son, Horn Hill; Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Coehrum and
daughters- Jessie Fae and Fred-
di« Lee, and Kr. and Mrs. M. T.
Coehrum and son, Garvis, Cadar.
Mr. and Mrs. Coehrum hava al-
so recently celebrated their 00th
wedding anniversary. They are
the parents of ten children, all
of whom are living.
WASHINGTON (U.PJ — Esti-
mates in tha $1,600,000,000 blanket,
relia fappropriation bill will con-
tain authoriiation for additional
naval conatruction, President
Roosevelt revealed today.
The following have authorized
their announcement for Demo-
cratic nomination to the respec-
tive offices listed, subject to the
Democratic Primary in Limeatone
County, July, 1934.
A. R. (Robin) HENDERSON
For County School Superintendent
- R. G. (BOB) HILL.
WAYLAND P. MOODY
L. L. BENNETT
For County Clerk:
For Tax Aaaeasor-Colleetor:
W. L. (Bill) PRIDDY
E. R. (Elmer) PIERCE
A. B. BUNN
For County Treasurer:
J. M. (BOSE) LOCKHART
TO LIONS CLUB
J. K. Hughes presented a de-
lightful program to the Lions
club Tuesday at noon with tha
high school Glee Club- composed
of 16 pretty girls dressed in
white with red ribbon sashes,
sang a group of numbers. Mis.
John Munroe directed the glee
club in the group of numbers.
The girls proved to be excellent
Mr. Hughes talked to the club
on development of the town spir-
it. challenging the whole atate to
produce a town the sisa of Mexia
with a finer spirit of cooperation
of the people. He pictured Mexia
as "one of the livest towns in
N. A. Harris, of Omaha, Neb.,
a jewelry salesman, praised Tex-
as and the people he has met
since coming to this territory. He
was a guest of J. M. Eller.
Charles Brown, of Boston,
guest of Don S. , Caldwell, ex-
pressed his pleasure at being back
in the "Brazos Bottom" after a
sojourn in the New England
states. Wherever he goes he finds
a apirit of. optimism with busi-
ness Improving rapidly, he said.
George Royster was given a
rising vote of appreciation for
his leadership of the band con-
vention held here recently, and
Bryan Shaver was complimented
for* his able handling of the re-
cent amateur nights, which con-
tributed $45 to the Lions club
E. L. Crow and I. V. Boron
will have charge of the progra.n
FT. WORTH BUYS
FORT WORTH (U.R)— The Ft.
Worth Texas League baseball ciub
has obtained Charles Arthur (The
Great) Shires, firstuaseman, and
Max West, outfielder, from the
Toledo Mudhens of the American
Association, Manager Del Pratt
Both of the playera, expected to
strengthen the weak Fort Worth
batting order, are to report within
a few days, Pratt said. Shires, col-
orful former major .eaguer, and
West are both former Texas
League players, playing under
Pratt. Each is a .300 hitter.
Simultaneously, Pratt announc-
ed the release of Dallas Warten,
catcher, and Neal Baker, pitcher
and former University of Texas
star who was signed this spring at
a free agent.
WASHINGTON. (UJ0 President
Roosevelt signsd the Bankheaii
cotton control bill today and em-
barked the nation on its firat ex-
perience in compulaory erop lim-
The act restricts this year's
cotton crop to 10,000,000 bales
by levying a tax of 60 per cent
on production in excess of quotas
sssigned by the Agricultural Ad-
justment Administration. Tax ex-
emption certificates will be issued
to cover amounts within quota
Sen. John H- Bankhead, D., Ala.
and his brother, Rep. Willfam
Bankhead, O., Ala., co-author of
the meaesure, were present as
Mr. Roosevelt signed the bill. A
battery of cameraman and news
photographers recorded the event.
When the signing was com-
pleted, Mr. Roosevelt looked up
witb a smile and presented the
pens he used to the Bankhead
Critics of administration char-
ged that the Bankhead plan in-
volves "regimentation" and is a
step toward national "collectiv-
ism." It is an arbitrarily-imposed
padlock on the right of individual
to grow as mueh as he chooses-
The bill's supporters replied
that the cotton belt demanded
auch legislation; that no thought
has been given to applying the
compulsion principle to other
crops, except tobacco; that the
act will operate only for the rest
of this year unless producers
choose to continue it.
Farm administrators, it was
said, expect an early court test
of the act. Secretary of Agricul-
ture Henry A. Wallace supported
the meaaure only after queation-
naires distributed by the AAA
demonstrated the feeling of the
cotton belt. Wallace ia not cer-
tain the producers fully realised
what they were asking.
"I can foresee a multiplicity
of suits and claims which might
arise," aaid the secretary before
the house agriculture committee.
Wallace also is afraid that the
high value of the tax exemption
certificates may foster "a ten-
dency to short the emphasis on
cotton production to an empha-
sis on the procuring of exemp-
"These certificates might them
selves become a commodity," he
"Congress has as yet provided
no special appropriation for ad-
rainiatrative expenses. Unless it
authorised such, the revenues de-
rive from processing taxes may
"Of the Bankhead plan, Secre-
tary Wallace aaid lately:
"It ia for only one year. You
can have a good experiment in
EIGHT YEARS IN
Eight years in the state peniten-
tiary is the sentence assessed a-
gainst Curtis Jones, negro, in a
plea of guilty to the charge of
murder of Autry Thomas, also, ne
gro, near Tehuacana last January
28th. The shooting was over a do-
mesto difficulty, it waa said. Coun-
ty Attorney Henry Jackson obtain-
ed tha sentence in Judge Kirby'a
77th district court tale Thursday
Jones will be taken immediately to
The baseball fans of Coolidge
have just completed a new
grandstand at Lakeside Park,
seating 325 people, and have
everything in readiness for the
Tha Paris-Freeman Post of
the American Legion is sponsor
of the team. S. D. Groooma haa
been reappointed manager. He's
spent considerable time assem-
bling his playera and promises
to ahow the fana a hustling
brand of ball.
The firat game in front of
the new stand will be today,
Sunday, April 22, featuring
Kosse, old time enemy of tha
local club. Mayor H. D. Miles
will pitch the first ball to Carl
Hill, both of who were Coolidge
stars of other years.
Tha local Municipal Band,
which has recently reorganised,
will be on hand to furniah music
for the occasion and all took
forward to a successful sason-
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StiU go es a Ion a w<?
Pick 'em out and be her;
TODAY AlNJL SATURDAY:
Big Vatuel Sheer Cotton
of printed lawn, organdy trim!
2 for 98c
Florals, stripes, dots and novelties,
cool and fresh, with dainty short or
cap sleeves, and touches of crisp or-
gandy_ for trimming! Avenue prints,
tool Beth vat colors. Sizes 14-44!
3 Yds. for
2 Yds. for
for the boy.
Children's White Shoes
2 for 98C
sewn ! Bar-
strain is great-
est! Full cut!
13 Yds. for
6 Yds. for
Terry Towels 12 for
ABOARD U. S. JSX1LONA AT
SEA, (U.R)— Samuel Insuli buaily
wrote farewell letters to European
friende today aa tha Exilona ap-
proached its last halt before a non-
stop voyage to the United States.
Farmers in this community art
busy planting their cotton And
some have had to replant their
Hunter Jones is sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCain of
Frost Creek, visited her mother.
Mrs. Edd Purtle Sunday.
The school has hirsd the teach-
ers for the next school term. They
are Mr. Jones, Cleo Webb, Mrs
Frankie Norwood, and Miss Coreta
Mr. and Mrs. Cleaburn Pritchard
spent Sunday with hia parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Pink Pritchard of Kicka-
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Lansford
of Mexia visited in the home of
his parents, Mr. «nd Mrs. Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Galvin Johnson o!
Mexia spent Saturday night with
her mother, Mrs. Joe Lansford
Miss Ruby Mae Ridge and Miss
Eunice Little accompanied Mrs
Dee Ferguson on a week end visit
to her mother's, Mrs. Richardson
of Ben Hur thia we k.
Mra. Vergie Richie of San An-
tonio, ia visiting her brother, Finis
Sims, this week.
LAID TO REST
NEW YORK, (U.R)—Mrs. Corne-
lius Vanderbilt. Sr., Dowager
leader of Eastern society during
one of its most glittering perioda
a generation ago and a descend-
ant of one of America's oldest
families, died last night in he
palatial 67th street home.
Mrs. Vanderbilt probably >vr.
past the four-score year man
One daughter, Mrs. Harry Payr
Whitney, was at her bedside. Tv
other children, the Counts:
Laszlo SzecheZnyi and Brig. Of
Cornelius Vanderbilt- were repli-
ed returning today.
MONEY TO STRETCH HAT
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (U.fi)-A
fellow borrowed a hat from Carl
Cameron, restaurateur. Later tlie
same chap borrowed 25 cents
from Cameron. When the iat
came back it was disclosed that
the borrower had used the 25
cents to stretch the hat to fit
I have bought Cox Bros. Corn Mill |
and now have the mill in good repair |
and am prepared to supply the local §
trade with White Cream Meal, ground
fresh daily. Will supply Yellow Cream
Meal, Cracked Wheat, and Whole Wheat
Flour, in bulk to order.
Custom Grinding on Saturdays Only
WILL EXCHANGE MEAL FOR CORN ANY DAY.
C. C. Ballard
300 South Belknap Street
Bright & Early
20 lb. bag 37c
10 lb. bag ___23c
Extra High Patent
48 lbs $1.65
24 lbs 89c
12 lbs 49c
( 8 oz. box 9c
PORK & BEANS
Phillip?, Extra Good
can _ . 5c
(iood Size and
Irregular Slices but
2 lbs 25c
pound .... 19c
1 lb. can 19c
K. C. 50 oz. Size
per can 35c
Pure Ribbon Cane Syrup
Half gallon . . 33c
2 pounds 15c
Good White Spuds
10 lbs 25c
N. B. C. Excell
2 lb. box 25c
We will buy or trade
for your eggs.
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The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, April 27, 1934, newspaper, April 27, 1934; Mexia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299350/m1/2/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.