Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 213, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 14, 1940 Page: 7 of 18
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SWEETWATER, TEXAS, SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1940
Economist Says Farmers Big Beneficiaries Of 'Ersatz'
Baptist Revival To
Begin January 21
Under the leadership of Dr.
W. A. Criswell of Chickasha,
Okla., the winter revival at the
First Baptist church is to begin
Jan. 21 and continue through
"Our church is exceedingly
fortunate to secure the services
of Dr. Criswell," said the Rev.
J. M. Sibley, pastor. "He is one
of the most widely sought pas-
tor-evangelists in the south."
The evangelist is one of the
youngest men occupying an
eminent pulpit, being about 30
years of ago. A native of Ama-
rillo, he was graduated from
Southern Baptist Seminary,
Louisville, having degrees of
master of theology and doctor
The progress at the Chicka-
sha church under his leadership
has been phenomenal, according
to the Rev. Mr. Sibley.
Dr. Criswell is to be assisted
by Woodrow W. Harris, assist-
ant pastor of the local church,
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Shoddy may look like real
"all wool" when you buy
it—but not for long. Cheap
insurance may seem like
sound protection but its val-
ue shrinks when a loss
comes. When you insure
your property avoid shod-
dy—insist on real protec-
D. A. CLARK
INSURANCE AND LOANS
"Bettor Be Safe Than Sorry"
who is to be in charge of sing-
"It is a heaven-sent blessing
to have these two men to lead
our revival campaign," said the
Preceding the revival that is
to begin Jan. 21 at. the First
Baptist church, a series of cot-
tage prayer services are to be
held Monday through Friday
evenings in all sections of Sweet-
Young people are to meet
Monday evening at 7:15 with tha
Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Sibley, 211
Third Street, W. C. Clements, Jr.,
as leader; Tuesday home of J. A.
Spiers, 208 Lewis, with Miss Nor-
ma Godsey, as leader; Wednes-
day, regular prayer service at
the church; Thursday, P. L. Ul-
lom, 912 Pine, Cleon Spiers, as
leader; Friday, R. H. Taylor, 401
East Avenue B, Miss Elizabeth
Paddock as leader.
In the eastern part of town:
Monday, Dr. H. W. Mclntyre,
80f> Josephine, R. H. Clark, lea-
fier; Tuesday, W. B. Ferguson,
1100 Pine, Mrs. /. C. Steakley,
leader; Wednesday, regular pray-
er service at the church; Thurs-
day, Mrs. Jack Yarbrough, Sr..
304 Pine, Mrs. J. H. McLaughlin,
leader; Friday, Dr. George Gray,
702 East 12th, Bert Low, leader.
Southern part of town: Mon-
day, Andy Brown, 1106 Lamar,
See PRAYER Page 2
Services at Marie Hotel
0:45 a. m., Sunday school.
11a. in., Church service. "Sac-
rament" is the subject of the
lesson-sermon which will be
read in all Churches of Christ.
Scientist, on January 14. Gold-
en text, Leviticus 11:45.
The public is cordially invit-
Raging in U. S.
Chemists Win Victory
After Victory With
307 Oak St.
FIRST METHOIHST CHURCH
Sam H. Young, pastor
9:45 a. m., Sunday school. H.
D. Reed, superintendent.
10:55 a. m., morning sermon.
The pastor will bring the ser-
mon. An organ prelude, choir
and congregational singing will
precede the sermon.
0:15 p. m., Epworth League.
7:15 p. m. Sermon by the pas-
7:15 p. m. Wednesday. Young
people will meet after prayer
service. Choir rehearsal.
Russell's offers you a bargain-hunter's paradise
NOW during the store's annual pre-inventory
clear-away. Hundreds of splendid values
throughout the store with specials daily in ev-
January 15 to 21
llouble credit will lie given
mi all cash sales tlckcts anil
rash payment on account or
lay away during next week,
when the whole nation is
celebrating Annual Thrift
Week. Watch for daily spe-
cials in our windows — and
buy to save by spending now.
THE STORE FOR ALL THF FAMILY
By ROGER W. BABHON
BABSON PARK, Fla. — A
war just as grim and far-reach-
ing in its implications as those
raging in Europe and Asia is
being fought out in every
factory in North America. It's
the war of the substitutes—Ny-
lon against silk and rayon, plio-
film against rubber and cotton,
plastacele against wood and
sheet metal. So far the chemists
have won one decisive victory
after another. Their new brain
children, conceived in retorts
and crucibles, are now used in
50,000 ways never dreamed of
five or ten years ago.
Plastics, these new materials
are called. They are a combina-
tion of chemicals, sold in various
compounds by the chemists.
Manufacturers put these com-
pounds into molds, dies, and the
like and under heat and pres-
sure they are formed into va-
rious designs. From the molds,
for instance, comes the plastic
in its final form ready for use
telephone sets, steering wheels,
radio cabinets, safety glass, but-
tons and thousands of other
products. Or the compound
may be cast into rods, sheets,
or tubes. Then these are saw-
ed, machined, turned, cut into
whatever final shape is desired.
Test Tube Pedigree
This is a rough and simple de-
scription of the plastic process.
Actually, it is tremendously com-
plicated. In the original experi-
ments plastics are built up syn-
thetically, molecule by mole-
cule, to possess the same quali-
ties as natural products—stone,
wood, metals. More than that,
their chemical sires improve up-
on the natural substance in
lightness, strength, and beauty
of color. They have a scientific
pedigree. These synthetic sub-
stitutes—"Ersatz" they call them
in Germany—can be roughly di-
vided into four general types:
1. Vegetable Plastics: Cellulose,
made from powdered spruce or
cotton liners, is their base. They
are tough resilient, take a bright
polish in colors. You see them
most often on the "dash" of your
car and as the housing for your
radio. By a different treatment,
cellulose corues out as thread
for rayon underwear and cer-
tain fabrics, stealing the spot-
light from silk. Now, from an-
other base, comes Nylon to as-
sault the last great citadel of
2. Mineral Plastics: Carbolic
acid is their base. The test-tube
magicians mix it with formalde-
hyde and call this group the
phenolics. They are strong and
durable, good insulators, excel-
lent molders. You use them ev-
ery time you pick up the phone,
plug in your bridge lamp, "vac"
the living-room rug.
3. Gas and Air Plastics: Urea
is their base. They are a combi-
nation of four common gases.
Some are translucent. Most have
bright and gay or soft and deli-
cate colors. Newest of the ureas
—Lucite and plexigias are whol-
ly transparent — clearer than
bomber cockpits are the uses of
these new concoctions.
4. Animal Plastics: Casein ex-
tracted from sour cow's milk is
the base. These are old plastics
but they are finding new uses
every day. Every time you but-
ton your vest or take off your
overcoat, you're using this old
stand-by. Lanital is the newest
casein plastic. It's an artificial
wool which much resembles the
Rubbing Aladdin's Lamp
There are literally thousands
of these plastics being used now.
They are popular because they
combine advantages of their
own in addition to those of the
natural material. It's like rub-
bing Aladdin's Lamp. If your
material isn't resistant to elec
tricity, for example, add a pinch
of this and a dash of that, and
the resulting plastic is positively
shock-proof. If you want your
new material to repell moisture,
you take a slightly different
"rule" out of the recipe book and
your new substance is water-
proof. No wonder this is the
Here are just a handful of rea-
sons why the plastics are crowd-
ing out the natural materials in
this "War of the Substitutes:"
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
J. M. Sibley, pastor
9:45 a. m., Sunday school. W.
H. Haney, superintendent.
10:55 a. m., Worship. The pas-
tor will speak on "An Appeal
6:30 p. m., Training Union.
7:30 p. m., Sermon: "Complete
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Corner Ninth and Oak
Amos R. Meador, pastor
9:45 a ,m., Sunday school. A
Sunday school crusade is now
in progress. Let this serve as a
personal invitation to all who
are not attending Sunday
school. If you have no regular
place of attendance, come with
us. A welcome awaits you.
11 a. m., preaching, subject,
"The Romance of Soul Win-
0:45 p. m., Nazarene Young
7:15 p. m., preaching, subject,
"Seven Steps in Peter's Back-
Monday at 2:30 p. m., W. F. M.
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m., pray-
CHURCH OF CHRIST
.1. P. Crenshaw, minister
10 a. m., Bible study.
11 a. m., Sermon.
0:30 p. m., Young People's
7:30 i). m. Sermon.
LAMAR STREET BAPTIST
T. .1. Sparkman, pastor
9:45 a. m., Sunday school. R. L
11 a. m., Sermon ::The Voice
6:30 p. m., Training Union.
7:30 p. m., Sermon: "Preserv-
ing Love of God."
EASTS IDE FUNDAMENTAL
R. li. Denton, pastor
10 a. m., Sunday school. Vir-
gil Redden, superintendent.
11 a. m. Sermon.
0:30 p. m. prayer service.
7 p. in., preaching.
Father Francis, pastor
Holy Family: 9 a. m., Mass.
Benediction at 7:30 p. rn. Daily
mass at 7 a. m.
Sacred Heart: 9 a. m., Mass.
Hermleigh: 11 a. m., Mass.
Loraine: Mass at 10 a. m.
Drives Man Mad
OAKLAND, CaL — (UP) — J.
Harold Friedman couldn't stanii
the thought of European per-
See PERSECUTIONS Page 3
It. B. By us, pastor
11 a. m., "Two Sets of Facts".
One set of facts says that a man
will die, another set of facts says
he will live again. One set of
tacts says denominational strife,
another set of facts says denom-
7:30 p. m. "Man's Search For
God—God's Search For Man".
The marvel of the ages is that
God has been searching for man
Our church school offers to
you an opportunity for spiritual
growth and an opportunity to
express yourself in a practical
way in social service. Help us
make our attendance this Sun-
day at 9:45 100 percent.
Thirty-five people attended
the mid-week services last Wed-
nesday at 7:30 p. m. The pastor
will discuss the general subject
this Wednesday at 7:30 o'clock
"The Nature And Function of
1. Easy to Mold.
2. Light and Strong.
3. Warm and Smooth.
4. Good insulators.
5. Easy to clean.
0. Durable and non-corro-
7. Low manufacturing cost.
"Ersatz" are children of ad-
versity. Plastics rooted them-
selves in the shade and dark-
ness of the worst depression
years. They have grown by
leaps and bounds since then. But
they have only scratched the
surface of their possibilities.
Technical progress is rushing
ahead. When the plastics finally
come to grips with the Maginot
Line of the natural materials-
automobile bodies—the war will
enter its final stage. Moreover,
it is not being too optimistic
to think of all-plastic automo-
biles and all-plastic airplanes.
Possibilities of Plastic Planes
American's plane capacity
could he speeded tremendously
if "duramold" (a plastic made of
hardwood veneers pressed with
phenolic resin) proves success-
ful. One of the big time-takers
in plane building is the driving
of as many as 300,000 rivets in
some planes. In contrast, the
shell of the "plastic plane"
comes in only three parts —
wings and body. Success of this
process means stronger, lighter,
faster, ami far more economical
methods of building and operat-
ing. From plastic airplanes to
plastic terraplanes (automobiles)
would lie the next step.
This war of the substitutes
means more than a battle be-
tween materials. It means vast
social changes. For instance, a
town built around a factory
whose metal product is captured
by "Ersatz'.' must find a new
article to make or lay off its
workers. Metal mines, ore rail-
roads. cabinet shops, silk mills,
may all be caught in the back-
wash of this epoch-making war.
Big beneficiaries, will be the
farmers. The plastic army car-
ries a bright beacon of hope for
them—settlement of their two-
decade old problem of price-
busting surpluses. Remember.
glass! Unbreakable eyeglasses, the basis of two of the four
super-safety glass, covers for plastic groups is farm products!
Only IS More
To Pay 1939 City Taxes
Pay Now and Avoid Penalty, Interest and Costs
Jan. 31, 1940
W. H. WHALEY
City Tax Collector
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