The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, February 9, 1940 Page: 3 of 6
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Wortham Church to Depict Life in
India; Ex-Missionaries Directors
WORTHAM, To*., Fph. 8, (Spl)
—A program of unuaual iuter-
e t will bo fresented by' the
yotMlK people of the Central Prun-
hyterian Church of Wortham at
tha regular morning service Sun-
day morning, under the direction
of the Rev. Mai'Hhnll Pinkerton,
pastor ot the church. Members of
trie young people's class and the
junior and primary riasnes will
difvpUiy colorl'ul and pitrtwresquu
eo&tumoa of India Mid one «f the
sonn'n will be In the Indian lang-
^h« Rcveread and Mrs. Pink-
ct'tftn, mktiionarieH in India, be*
fore the iWness of their son forc-
ed ttiem to return to thin coun-
try, have presented several uni-
«t*e programs since they have
been m Woi thaiu. The Reverend
Pinkerton i« a graduate of the
Pvfcieeton Seminary, and after
hw graduation in 1925, he and
Mm. Phike-rton were married and
left immediately for India to take
up mlsiiion work. Upon their ar-
wval Khe young couple began th
study atf one of the most baffling
•< *N1 ktiguagcs, in fact two
languages, the Urdu and Hindi,
g wpH as dialects, and for 11
yews these two worked in India
sp«ak ivg this language, hearing
English only in their home, or
when they talked with other work-
ers ft'om England hnd America.
Fascinating ate their stories of
tAmr work and their life in tlmt
country, days of travel in the far
interior, weeks of living in tents,
epidemics or cholera, monkeys
that ravaged ther gardens, the
colorful Indian fairs, unbelievable
wealth of some of the rajahs. Of
especial interest is the story of
the boy Scouts of that land with
whom the Reverend Pinkerton of-
ten warked. During his days in
Amerioa, the Reverend Pinkerton
was awarded the eagle badge,
highest of all Stout honors, and
has served often as scoutmaster
and organizer of Scouts during
his college days. In India he
found the work particularly inter-
esting, and there the Boy Scouts
did a great work. When cholera
struck, these Indian boys were
on hand to lend assistance, when
many lives were lost in a train
wreck, one of the major catas-
trophe* of the nation, it was a
Roy Scout organization that toil-
ed untiringly to bring aid and re-
lief to the stricken.
With a tolerant sympathy and
understanding, with vision broad-
ened by many years abroad, by
traveliiyr in many foreign coun-
tries, by contact with all clas-
ses of people in India from mem*
hers of the lowest caste to the ra
jahs a<ul their families, as well
ns British officials, the Reverend
and Mrs. Pinkerton have brought
to their work in Wortham a vivid
reality, that has added much in-
terest to classes ill the Sunday
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School as well as all programs
sponsored by the church. A visit
to their home is an experience,
and one is fascinated by the
lovely brass vessels and orna-
ments, bells used to adorn the
elephants of India, a small af-
fair similar-1 a teapot which is
the bottle for the India baby,
gorgeously hand wrought lamps,
large pots used to bring aacred
water from the Ganges, a small
exquisitely done brasR vessel in
which the Selle of the eountry
keeps her "mascara" lor her eye
lashes. There is also an intriguing
display «f silver anklets, of toe
rings, dolls made by die Indian
pople, and a great variety of col-
orful costumes worn by people
in all classes of Indian life. One
especially beautiful costume is of
pink silk embroidered in silver,
worn by Mrs. Pinkerton at sever-
al programs where the costumes
have been displayed and also the
handsome eostume of red satin,
with a beautifully draped turban
worn by Donald Pinkerton, son
ot the family, born in India who
speaks the language, and who
was taught by taught by his
mother until their arrival in the
states a few months ago.
TO SEEK OFFICE
(First Primary, July 27,
1940. Second Primary, Aug-
ust 24, 1940)
The Mexia Weekly Herald
is authorized to announce the
following candidates for the
offices as indicated below,
subject to the action of the
For County Attorney:
L. L. GEREN
For County Judge:
For Commissioner Precinct 4:
E. B. (Son) MOSLEY
For Tax Assessor-Collector:
WILC1E A. BROWDER
Scene from Temperance Play
Shown above is a scene from the trial in the play, "The Prisoner at
the Bar" to be given in Mexia Monday night, Feb. 12, at the
First Methodist Church, ,
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eral books as well as articles on
Texas which appeared in the Sat-
urday Evening Post, may be a
candidate for State office, accord-
ing to widespread reports. As staff
correspondent for tie Fort Worth
Star-Telegram for a number of
years, he "covered" many import-
ant events over Texas and has
thousands of friends in every part
of the state. The veteran newspa-
perman formerly edited papers in
Brady, Olney, Kastland, Hanger
ami Cisco. He is noted as a close
student of public affairs but has
never been a candidate for office.
House writes a column, "I Give
You Texas" which appears in more
than 200 newspapers.
The farmers are pleased with
the rains. It will soon be corn
Mr. John Bullock visited in
Mart Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gunn spent
the week-end with Mr. Gutin's i>ar-
enis, Mr. and Mi's. L. M. Gunn.
Miss Inez Suttle visited Mrs.
George Knelius in Mart Wednes-
Mrs. Lee Caddell visited Mrs.
Johnnie t'argile Thursday after-
Mr. C. B. Childress was in bed
with a severe eold this past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Camp
spent Sunday with Mis. Camp's
mother, Mrs. Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Gunn and
Mr. ami Mrs. Jay Gunn visited in
the Thomas home Thursday night,.
Mr. and Mrs. Clebert Jackson
moved in the house Mr. anil Mrs.
Charlie Jaekson vacated. We wel-
come this young couple into our
12, Is Happy
RICHMOND, Gal.. Feb. S, (U.R)
- Buxom 12 year-old Riffugia
Hernandez stopped her game of
tag today long enough to say
that she liked doing housework
and thought married life was
Riffugia's marriage to Ignacio
by authorities until Riffugia's
Hernandez, 20, was not discovered
sixth-grade teacher investigated
her absence from school and
found the girl at home washing
dishes for her husband.
At their honeymoon cottage,
Ignacio agreed his child bride was
a good housekeeper and said they
were getting along fine. Mrs.
Peres, San Pablo, mother of the
girl, said she had no objections to
the marriage, although her daugh-
ter hadn't informed her when she
eloped to Reno a week ago.
Mrs. Pereas agreed, though, to
tak' custody of the child until the
court* could determine what ac-
tion to take. There were new ob-
jections today when authorities
learned the girl had left her mo-
ther, despite orders to stay at
home, and had gone back to her
husband. She will be put in cus-
tody of juvenile authorities tem-
Mrs. Crider Are
A pretty party of Friday
ternoon, Feb. 2, was the cour-
tesy extended to Mr. and Mrs.
Don Kennedy of Personville by
Mra. J. A. Burleson and Mrs.
Josh Crider when they enter-
tained with a tea and miscellan-
eous shower at the attractive
new home of Mrs. J. A. Burleson,
Neighbors and friends from
Pe rsonvllle and surrounding com-
munities came with their best
wishes and useful gifts as a tok-
en of the love and esteem they
hold for Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy.
Mrs. Kennedy is the former Miss
Chisteen Little of LaSnile. Gifts
and congratulatory messages were
received from friends of other
points who were unable to at-
The Burleson home was mado
even more inviting by use of
the Valentine suggestion, which
was carried out in the pretty
red and white color scheme
throughout the rooms given over
to the occasion. Of especial in
terest were the large red hearts
containing helpful hints and re-
cipes which hung from the arch
between the living room and the
dining room, and the beautiful,
hand-painted orange blossom pic-
ture sent by Lillie Mae Lump-
kin, noted artist of Willis, Texas.
A lovely plate was served at
the tea hour from a table in the
dining room. Table appointments
were silver and plate favors were
miniature Valentine baskets of
candy blossoms. Mrs. T. R. Walk
e. of Prairie Grove gave toasts
to the bride and groom and Mrs.
Josh Crider gave hpr recipe for
happiness. Two readings, "Smiles"
and "My Wish for You" were
given by Mrs. O. H. Lumpkin
of Ennis. Mrs. John Webb and
Mrs. Nora Ainsworth helped
serve, while Mrs. Jimmy Rand
had charge of the guest book.
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of This Area to
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A plea of a condemned man for
Justice that has thrilled thousands
throughout the United States will
he delivered by George Young
Hammond of Hollywood, Calif.,
when he appears in his famous
true-life court drama, "Prisoner at
the Bar" at, the First Methodist
church of Mexia on Monday night,
Feb. 12th at 7:30 o'clock.
The trial deals ' with a man,
Ralph Jones, who is charged with
the murder of his wife while under
the influence of liquor. The State
• harges that the crime was com-
mitted in the presence of the de-
fendant's little six-year-old daugh-
ter, who is called to testify against
him. The defendant charging oth-
ers in the court room with the
murder — the battle between the
opposing attorneys over the use of
the child as a witness—the commo-
tion in court when the defendant
makes a break to stop his little
daughter from testifying. These
are some of the gripping scenes in
this powerful drama from real life.
The Methodist Board of Temper-
ance has secured the personal ap-
pearance of the author, George
Young Hammond of Hollywood,
for the production of this drama
throughout the country.
Supporting Mr. Hammond, who
will appear in the title role as
"prisoner," will he Hayward W.
Johnson of Portland, Ore., and the
following cast of local citizens:
judge. Rev. R. 0. Sory; defense at-
torney, Rev. Frank Suddath; star
witness for the state, Mrs. Homer
Bennett; fingerprint expert., Supt.
Frank L. Williams; prisoner's lit-
tle daughter, Ann I.asscter; Sher-
iff. Rev. B. F. Browning; Clerk,
Rev. \Y. F. Small; Bailiff, Rev.
Roy Johnson. Summoned for jury
duty arc: Wyatt Hayter, R
Wallace, VV. A. Browder, Henry
Bennett, .1. K. Lincoln, V. W,
Mitchell, Rev. R. li. Stanton, A. M.
Stewart, Mrs. George L. Peyton,
Mrs. II. M. Gilhough, J. K. Freur
man and Harry L Humble.
The Methodist Board of Tem-
perance is presenting this modern
drama of liquor without admiss:oii
charge, as part of its nation-wide
program of education. An offering
will be taken.
Mrs. C. B. SheJton
Returns from Market
After spending two weeks in the
markets of Fort Worth and Dal-
las, Mrs. C. B. Shelton, buyer for
the Karner-Phillips department
store, returned to Mexia Satur-
Mrs. Shelton reported a , "ry
busy season in the markets and
said there were more buyers at
the markets than in past sea-
She said she hought heavier
than usual, anticipating a larger
volume if sales than usual as a
result of the generally improved
Weathtr permitting, an organ-
isation meeting of the Limestone
county Young Democratic club
will be held Monday night at the
office of County Attorney L. L.
Geren in Groesbeck, Jack Dillard,
editor of the News who i* in
charge of organizing the club, an-
A number of young men from
each town in the county has been
invited to attend the first meet-
ing. Among the group are Bascom
Larig, Gene Womack, George
Becker, Bower Crider, Lawson
(Flop) Sewell, J. T. Hulto, Blake
Smith, f. J. Bounds, Jr.. Mexia;
Geren, Tom Eubanks, Jack Haw-
kins Clarence Ferguson, Jim
Engledow. Groesbeck; A. M.
(Gus) Stewart, Thornton; Dan
Dove, Lost Prairie; Billy Stewart,
Kosse; J. R. Ogilvie, C'oolidge,
Howard Lunday, Forest Glade and
Walden P. Little, Tehuacana.
Guy Smith, Jr., a Sayior Univer-
sity student, Waco, is spending the
weekend with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Smith.
FDR's Name on
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb 8,
(U.R)—Formal petitions to ptac*
tha name pf President Roosevelt
on Illinois* Democratic primary
bollot for a third term were filed
with tha secretary sf state voday.
103 Poll Taxes
TEAGUE, Texas, Feb. S. (|pl )
—Final reports from the city sec-
retary F. F. Sims' office Friday
afternoon revealed that the 1940
total of poll taxes pa'd in Teague
was the largest since 1934. A total
of 708 receipts was issued by tha
deadline Wednesday midnight. In
1934 there were 693 polls issued.
Only were issued in Teagua
Misses Nanine and Btllie Sim-
mons, students of the University
of Texas, Austin, are spending <h#
week-end with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. W .Simmons.
Yoo KNOW they are
MEXIA MOTOR CAR COMPANY
MAIN AND SHERMAN STREETS
4 to 6 lbs. Average
S!i. Catfish lb 29c
Trout .... lb 21c
Drum ... lb 10c
Shrimp lb 15c
.JOWLS Dry Si.It lb. 5c
HLNS Dressed & Drawn lb,19c
FORK ROAST f oi" "r Blades lb. 11c
BACON K'nfJ nn- Sugar Cured |5c
HOUND STEAK Beef lb. 23c
i'OT RO AST Thick Rib or Brisket lb. 12l 2C
CHEESE I-nnghorn lb. 19c
By MRS. G. C. MA.n.uOXD
.Mrs. Jap Hcnson has returner
home after a visit in Houston.
Mr. John Henry B.i 'han is vis-
itinir his sister, Mrs. G. C. Ham-
Mr. Erwood, who has been real
sick, is some better at this time.
Mr. Wayne Henslcy visited Mr.
Erwood Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stevens have
returned home from Jacksonville,
Mr. Snmmy Toiham visited in
the home of Mr. Roy Stevens last
Mrs. Ed Harrison and Mrs. L.
.M. Harrison visited in the home of
Mrs. G. C. Hammond last Tuesday
Mr. Snmmy Popham and Mr. J.
(.'. Everett went hunting one day
There are quite a number in
this community town wUh influ-
Mr. (lean Shelley visited in the
home of Mr. G. C. Hammond Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. IVice and children
of Coolidpe h;ivr just moved into
the Cedar community.
Miss Robbie Stevens and Miss
Ada Lou Hammond visited in the
home of Mr, and Mrs. Luther Bay-
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Honsley
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
W. M. Gifford.
Mf. and Mrs. Martin Falinour
visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wake-
field one day last week.
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