The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, February 7, 1936 Page: 2 of 6
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•HE MEX1A WEI/KLY HERALD
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY T, 1938.
Told to Choose
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, (UP) |
—The Bureau of Agricultural
Economics warned that American
cotton producers face the alterna-
tive of maintaining high cotton
prices while yielding part of the i
world market or producing more
at a cheaper cost and retaining
the foreign markets.
Realizing the second section of
a review of the world cotton sit-
uation, the bureau said cotton
producers face "a delemma in
formulating a long time domestic
cotton production policy."
The first alternative, the bu-
reau said would be to restrict
production "to obtain relatively
high prices but yielding a part
of his world market to the for-
eign producer, and finding altar-
native, the bureau said would
be to restrict production "to ob-
tain relatively high prices but
yielding a part of his world mar-
ket to the foreign producer, and
finding alternative opportunities
for the profitable use of n sub-
stantial part o fhis labor and
The sccond alternative would be
"producing more cotton to hold a
larger foreign market for Ameri-
can cotton but selling the pro-
duct at relatively 'low prices."
Asserting that American cot-
ton production "hfcd been contin-
ually readjusted to changes in
conditions of production and of
demand for cotton.'' The bureau
warned that flexibility must be
maintained and provisions made
for readjustments if a production
control program is adopted.
The report pointed out that
production both in the United
States and in foreign countries
is "such that long time upward
trends in world cotton production
It's Just an Old Texas Custom
'-f v.'/' v'i'r'.
Years ago cattle was man's
most precious possession in Texas.
The cattle brand was the certificate
of ownership and the deed of sale.
With the Texas Centennial Expo-
sition opening at Dallas June 6,
Texas lassies have adopted a brand-
ing Tad. An electric needle, a bit
of color, a skilled hand—and there's
your brand. Frances Nalle uses the
"N" brand of John Wood, regis-
istered in Refugio County, in 1842.
could be maintained for a long
time to come." and stated:
"Even with abandonment of
price and production control in
the United States and even if
domestic prices fall to six cents
or eight cents, it is not certain
that foreign cotton production
would be reduced greatly although
the rate of increase in foreign
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cotton production, doubtless would
. be retarded and production in
some foreign countries might be |
Income from cotton during 195.'!
together "with present conditions
as to costs and labor supply in
the south, tend to encourage ma-
terial expansion of domestic cot-
ton plantings in 1936, the bureau
"With complete abandonment of
acreage restriction full recovery
from the level to which acreage
was reduced probably would not
be realized, however, in one year.
"But with income from cotton
continuing as high as in the j
past year and other conditions
| remaining about as in 1985, the!
area planted to cotton probably J
would soon return to more than I
In 1935, the bureau said, sli-1
glitly more than 27,000,000 acres j
yielded approximately 10,700,000 j
I MRS. SMITH AND MRS. BOYD
| HOSTESS AT TEA
j A delightful hospitality of Tues- ;
j day afternoon was the lovely tea j
j given by Mrs. AV. Karl Smith and I
, Mrs. Walter K. Boyd when they en-1
tertained in Mrs. Smith's home on
j East Hopkins.
j The guests were greeted at the |
I door by llie hostesses. Members of 1
j the house party in the living room j
were Mrs. (iene Sinclair, Mrs. •
Wright Kincheloe, Mrs. Ben Smith, j
j Mrs. K. H. Moseley and Mrs. .lohn I
The reception suite was beauti-
| fully decorated for the gracious oc- I
j casion with a red and white color '
scheme, featuring 1he Valentino j
I motif, effectively carried. A tall j
| crystal pedestal va.-e holding old '
i fashioned flowers graced the piano \
) and small bouquets and potted !
j plants were placed at points of I
Forming the centerpiece for the ■
beautifully appointed tea table. '
spread with a handsome cloth of
Venetian cut. work, was a large red j
heart-shaped container holding an i
artistic arrangement of red cartia- \
tions. Red tapers burned in silver i
holders at either end. The pretty j
red and white colors were also
dominant in the detectible heart- j
shaped tea dainties. Mrs. K. L, j
Smith and Mrs. John H. Sweatt >
presided at the silver services. The I
buffett was ornamented with a
bouquet of red carnations. Assist- j
ing in the dining room were Mrs.'
Abe Boyd, Mrs. Cecil White, Mrs.!
Walter Beaver, Miss Ernestine j
Erskine and Mrs. Roland Gardner, j
A lovely musical program was i
given during the tea hours. Mr#, j
W. W. Mason, accompanied at thc|
piano by Mrs. Sam B. Werner, j
sang "When I'm With You,"i
"Speak To Me Of Love," and
"When I Grow Too Old To Dream."
Accordian solos, 'La Paloma,"
Treasure Island," and "Washington
Post March," were played by
A large personnel of guest en-
joyed 'he courtesies of the after-
to Mother's Home!
President C'. A. Sutton of West-
minster college has been called to
Hugo, Oklahoma, on account of the
very serious illness of his mother
there. He visited his mother over
the week end and returned, only
to be called back to the bedside of
the aged woman.
To whom can riches give -re-:
pute, or trust, content, or pleas-
ure, but the good and just. ■
v Vicp Ring
Arrets M"de in
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (U.R) -
A vice ring profiting approxi-
mately $12,000,000 a year from
2,000 exploited girls was disrupt-
ed today by simultaneous arrest
of more than 120 persons in New
York, Pennsylvania and New
Supreme Court Justice Phillip
McCook held men and women as
material wtinesses. Police and
investigators for Thomas E. Dew-
ey, special prosecutor of racket-
eers, held an unannounced num-
ber of ring leaders for arraign-
Dewey said the arrests would
break up a ring that had drawn
girls from Chicago, Augusta, Me.,
Philedalpia, Boston, St. Louis and
all the New York metropolitan
district. Their bosses took two-
thirds of their earnings.
The arrests were made in sim-
ultaneous raids in three states.
Five months of preparation of
evidence preceded them. Detec-
tives and patrolmen in plain
clothes were given sealed orders
at Dewey's headquarters told to
go to certain street intersections
and there open their orders. Men
who had previously worked to-
gether were kept from the same
squads and no raiding unit had
time, after leaving headquarters
to halt on its way. There was no
"leak" and every house raided
netted large numbers of women
The resorts raided ranged from
cheap hotels for small wage earn-
ers to elaborate, luxurious estab-
lishments in brownstone man-
Investigators said the ring
maintained more than 200 houses
in a thoroughly organized "chain
store" system. Girls were rotated
among them in groups. The girls
earned from $150 to $300 a week
but received only $30 to $50 for
themselves. The rest went to the
ring for rent, maid service, medi-
cal attention and incidentals.
at Sewing Room
One hundred women, heads of as
many families, are working at the
WPA sewing room in Mexia, Mrs.
Frank Oliver, supervisor, reported
Monday, and there is a demand for
buttons. Materials coming in have
failed to include buttons, and a call
for donations went out.
The 20 sewing machines are kept
busy making thousands of gar-
ments for needy persons in this'
vicinity and many are doing hand
work. Old clothes for making rag
rugs are needed, as are patterns.
The women are paid by the fed-
eral government for the five days
work per week, the payroll run-
ning mere than $1,000 every two
weeks. The garments made arc
turned over to the commodity di-
vision, to be distributed to any j
Seven Killed I
in Las Vegas
LAS, VEGAS, New. Feb. 3 (U.R)
--Seven men were killed and 181
were injured today in a fire that
swept through a dormitory and an-
Theatre * *
TODAY - SATURDAY
SUN. - MON. - TUES.
EDNA MAY OLIVER
"Murder on a
WED. - THURS.
in Attack Case
BASTROP. Feb. 5, (UP)—John
Rivera, farm hand, was under *
death verdict here today, convict-
ed of a criminal attack upon
Gladys Wise near Cedar Creek
on Jan. 18, 1936.
Rivera's defense was rejected
by jurors when State Chemist W.
B. Wardlaw testified that stains
on a knife belonging to Rivera
were human blood. Rivera said
he used the knife to kill a rabbit.
Miss Wise and 'her sister,
driving on a Saturday afternoon
had stopped to ask Rivear for
directions. He drove their car into
a pasture and was charged with
attacking the girl and stabbing
her as she resisted.
Is Still Acute
CHICAGO, Feb. 3 <U.R) — Tem-
peratures near zero today threat-
ened shivering midwest families
menaced by a coal shortage.
The situation remained critical
in Iowa, where 15 counties are
without coal for families on relief.
Enough coal for the "worst cases"
was mined Saturday in overtime
operations authorized by union of-
ficials to relieve suffering.
Snow and colder weather were
forecast for tomorrow throughout
Approximately 20,000,000 resi-
dences in the United States arc
wired for electricity.
Coolidge for I
Coolidgr was awarded the next
group banquet of Group 16, Lions
clubs, when an invitation from F.
II. Runnels, president of the ( ooj-
idge Lions club, was accepted
Tuesday night at thu conclusion of
a group program here. The meet-
ing will be early In May — before
the district convention in Mexia
A delightful breezy program of
fun and frolic was given Tuesday
night with Rev. R. Otis Sory the
toastmaster. Clubs of Mexia, Cool-
idge, Groesbeck, Palestine, Waco
and Corsjcana were presented.
Rev.* Edward H. Wylie, Pales-
tine, proved the hit of the evening
with his brief humorous talk, while
Mrs. Harry Humble, Groesbeck, ev-
er popular singer, captivated tho
audience with a group of numbers,
and "Happy" McCleary, Corsicana,
had his educated dog, "Buggah,"
on hand for a splendid exhibition.
The dog entertained with new
tricks, including one balancing art
that proved the Boston Bulldog a
clever animal, indeed.
President Roy Leamon of Mexia
welcomed the visitors, presenting
the toastmaster. Group Secretary
Jack Hawkins of Groesbeck called
the roll of clubs, and the leader of
each delegation told of activities.
Groesbeck had 15, the largest del-
egation outside Mexia.
Bill Baine, Waco secretary,
brought greetings from his group
as four Waco men attended. Dr.
and Mrs. O. T. Christoffer of the
Rotary club were guests.
Group Chairman Sam B. Werner
presided over the business session,
praising the clubs' for their activi-
ties. The German band of the high
school and Frank Herring, clever
entertainer, played during the ser-
ving of the dinner.
Prices fpr Friday Afternoon
Excell 2 LBS. 1
Crackers 18c \
^ Ik. 2tiC n/r ill TO
20 ib 45c 11 ii star a qt..Ale
Vegeto?e 4 lbs.
24 lb $ .83
48 lb 1.59
K. C. 25 Oz.
Rak Powder ISc
HOUSE IS BURNED
A frame houses near the Negro
College in the western edge of
Mexia was destroyed by fire Wed-
10 to 12—1 to 5
Bright & Early
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3 lb. pkg 72c
Three Minute Kitchen i
Ware Large Size, No- 1 Whitp
Oatmeal 19c Spuds 10lb. ..19c
Cocoa 2 lb. ..11c T*
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6 Giant j
Bacon lb. ...24c
Round or Loin
Chili 2 lb.
Prunes 2 lb. .12cfinlt3for —10c
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other building at Parker Dam, ac- j
cording to word received by Six 1
Companies, Inc., dam builders. j
The victims were trapped in the 1
dormitory. One hundred and twen-
t.v-five others escaped through
windows and doors.
The report said none of the bod- ;
ics had yet been identified.
Several of the injured were re-
ported in critical condition.
Who's Buddy Rogers
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Feb. S (U.R) j
— Pausing en route from New
York to Hollywood. Douglas Fair-
banks was approached by a re-
porter at the union station today.
"You know, Mr. Fairbanks, you
are only 30 miles from Buddy Rog-
ers' home town?" the newsman ]
"Who is Buddy Rogers?" Fair,
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The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, February 7, 1936, newspaper, February 7, 1936; Mexia, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299438/m1/2/: accessed July 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.