The Saint Jo Tribune (Saint Jo, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, June 12, 1942 Page: 1 of 6
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"Dutch Harbor Area Aided by
Jap Airplanes," thus read a head-
line in this newspaper last week.
Although we have lost no sub-
scribers as a result of the infer-
ence, we have heard some insin-
uations. Now Ihe fact is, we hasten
to pointout for the benefit of the
FBI, we know the Japs didn't do
Dutch Harbor any good when they
flew over that eventful day. In
fact we suspect that it did them
much less good than they had sus-
pected or hoped for. We habored
no desire to misinform our read-
ers, and we don't claim to have
written the head just to attract at-
tention. It was all the work of a
piece of machinery, and goes to
show you that you can't even
trust a perfect piece of typesetting
equipment like the Linotype. The
word "aided"' should have carried
the letter "r" in front of it to
make it spell "raided," as you no-
doubt figured out.
* * *
We doubt if men iri Uncle Sam's
armed forces will feel any better
by knowing about such things, but
we would like to quote the pay
scale of other nations, just for
comparison: Australia is the high-
est paying of all other nations. $45;
Canada comes next with a base
pay of $39; Britain with $15; and
then the drop begins. German is
said to pay members of the armed
forces $6; Russia $4; and Italy $1.50:
while China pays the big sum of
28-cents. We are not trying to
prove anything, just thought the
figures would be interesting to
* * *
Notice to those who think Uncle
Sam is going to let ceiling prices,
frozen rents, credit regulations, etc.
go along on their own. Press re-
leases reaching the Tribune this
week announce that "investigators"
are sought for federal agencies—
at the rate of $2,600 fier year, for
plenty who can qualify. Those in-
vestigators are not going to be
paid such salaries to do "nothing.
II is hinted that pretty soon now
old Uncle will be seeking "investi-
gators to investigate investigators."
* * *
Saint Jo is weathering the war-
storm on business far better than
most any other city in this sector.
Word reaches here that both Bowie
and Nocona are suffering with a
sever case of vacant business build-
ings. We don't have any new firms
going in here, but at the same
time the present count of business
houses is not more than two less
than it was a year ago. Those two
were .ndded this week and one of
them, a hatchery, is only a sea-
sonal business to begin with. The
other one suffered with "greener
pasrtures." Saint Jo isn't going to
JSit-by and let conditions ghost the
'town, the Trades Day Association,
along with this newspaper and
every other business firm is going
to see that every effort is spent
toward keeping the town on its
feet. The time may come when the
props will be knocked-out-from-
under things, but until that day
Saint Jo will continue to serve
its rich arid appreciated territory.
* * *
During rush business periods a
small town newspaper editor is
likely to let some good news
go by unnoticed, while on the
other hand, during slack periods
he has time to visit and hear just
about everything going on. Now
the point we are tring to score,
whether it works in this case or
not, is that Saint Jo hasn't died
yet. Didn't the ex-mayor. T. E.
Giles suffer a serious fall some
two weeks ago. without us learn-
ing about it until this week? Of
course some smart is going to
make a dirty crack right here,
but we are tring to illustrate that
things are better here, even at
the cost of our own face.
* * *
With the rationing of coffee in
store for the civilian population,
it is encouraging to note that
men in service drink on an average
of four cups a day. If things come
to worst before your draft num-
ber comes up you can always
* * *
We read with a great deal of
alarm that there is also a short-
age of horse shoes.
The Saint Jo Tribune
Serving Wide Area of Cooke and Montague Counties In Northwest Texas
Established In 1898
Saint Jo, Montague County, Tex. Friday, June 12, 1942
Camp Workers Invited to Live In Saint Jo
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Birdseye View of Saint Jo
An early cattle-trail town, Saint Jo has prospered through a number of oil-boom periods without the loss el its progress-
ive pride and community interests. The "Friendly West" begins here in the heart of a rich ranch-oil-farming sector.
NOW OH SALE
Sale of automobile use tax stamps
which must be on all vehicles by
July 1. went on sale throughout
the country this week.
The stamps will cover the pe-
riod from July 1 to June 30. 1943,
and cost $5 each, compared with
the $2.09 stamps now in service.
The stamps carry serial numbers
this time and will be recorded in
ease applications are necessary for
gasoline rationing cards. Cars with-
out the stamps will not receive ra-
tioning cards, it is understood.
The new stamps are red.
FOUND DEAD IN
Final rites for Henry Grotte. 50.
who was found dead in the Sam
Cowan pasture in the Bulcher
community, were held from the
Union Church at Botina Wednes-
day. Rev. J. Calvin Dennis officiat-
ed at the services. Scott Bros, was
in charge of burial arrangements
at the Union cemetery.
Grotte was found dead in the
Sam Cowan pasture, about 100
yards from the house in the Bul-
cher community. Monday morn-
ing. by neighbors who had become
alarmed when they failed to see
him about the place. He was be-
lieved to have died about nine o'-
clock Sunday night.
Justice of Peace P. J. Rollman
and Deupty H. H. Kathman of
Muenster conducted an inquest
and reported death was due to nat-
Mr. Grotte was born February
4. 1892, and had lived all his life
in the Bulcher community. His
wife died in April of 1935.
Pallbearers were John Blake.
Joe Grotte. Marvin Cole, Eldra
Petty, and Nobles Petty, both of
Survivors include two daugh-
ters. Dorothy and Sybil: a brother
Bill Grotte, two sisters, Mrs. Henry
Padgett and Miss Lou Grotte, all
of Saint Jo.
HAT IN RING FOR
Sheriff Dick Lawrence threw his j
hat in the political ring this week, |
according to official announcement >
received by the Tribune, to add
j interest to the sheriff's race. He
is seeking re-election with two.
I other announced opponents.
Lawrence's statement, appearing!
! on another page of this issue.
' points out that his delayed state-
I ment has been due to a hold-up
in his application for service with
the government. The Sheriff is ;i
I veteran of World War 1.
| His announcement, long expected
| by local political minded citizens
j brings the total of candidates in
I the race to three. Bill Minor of1
j Montague was the first to announce
I and Bedford Henley of Nocona
I soon followed.
Saturday is the last day for
| county candidates to file for of-
Many Living Quarters of
City Offered Workmen
Although a check of apartments, houses and rooms avail-
able for Camp Howze woikers was not complete at press
time, the Tribune was assured that Saint Jo can provide a
number of such places to+"
care for the overflow now
evident at Gainesville. Several
S. O. BOLAND
Equalization Board for School
John Moss, M. A. Hemphill and
T. C'. Davis make-up the board of
equalization for the Saint Jo In-
dependent School District this year,
according to information uncover-
ed by the Tribune this week.
REX BEARD IS
GIVE DEATH IN
ROBY—Rex Beard Jr. was giv-
en the death penalty for murder
of Wade Willis. Taylor county de-
puty sheriff, in a 104th district
court jury here Friday.
The former "paper sack bandit"
retained his calmness when the
verdict was read, while his moth-
er. Mrs. Curtis Moser of Abilene,
Beard shot Willis Feb 12 while
attempting to escape from the jail
at Abilene, after facing trial at
Montague for the robbery of banks
in both Bowie and Nocona.
The defense counsel anounced an
appeal would be filed.
Funeral services for Sam Oscar
I Boland, who died Wednesday of
I last week, were held from the
h'-ne of T S. Cable Saturday af-
rnoon. with Rev. John Nothafl
! officiating. Interment was in Mc-
I Grady cemetery with Scott Bros, i
j in charge of arrangements.
Boland died at his home, six j
j miles wesl of Saint Jo. following
an extended period of ill health.
An early day citizen. Boland mov-1
I ed to California where he lived j
I several years before returning here 1
about a year ago. He was born |
j at Little Rock. Ark, September!
Pallbearers were Lester Hend-1
; ricks, Starr Mann. Melvin Bowen,1
i R. B. Burke, Barney Ivev and T.
|S. Cable. Jr.
Survivors include the wife. Mrs.
| Stella Boland; one daughter, Mrs.
| Syble Starr of Bakersfield, Calif.; |
I three sons. Delmer of Saint Jo;
j C. S. of Houston and Roy of Pasa
thousand workmen are already on
the job. with the report that 12.000
or more will be used within a
Saint Jo. a small oil town only
a few miles from the construction
center at the camp site, began the
task of taking-stock of apartments,
houses and rooms early this week,
when it became more evident than
ever that Gainesville was not go-
ing to be able to provide all the
needed living quarters.
This "special" paper is prepared
as an additional effort to secure the
workmen and their families here.
Saint Jo is the ideal location for
camp workers, in that it is near-
er than any other city its size in
either Texas or Oklahoma. Located
on paved Highway 82. Saint Jo
is convenient for workmen, it was
pointed out Working in coopera-
tion with Saint Jo citizens is the
Gainesville Chamber of Commer-
ce. whose manager. Cliff McMahon,
assured the Tribune Wednesday
that scores of men and their fami-
lies will be directed to Saint Jo.
Camp workers coming to Saint
Jo may make inquiry of such liv-
ing quarters at either the Tribune
office. City Hall or by telephoning
No. 24. Mrs. Tom Field, who has
volunteered to assist the Tribune
in directing strangers to available
city has been kept
several oil boom
in all retail stores
utility services are
only recently re-
A classified ad column on another
page carries only a part of the
many places "for rent."
Rent in this
good and rates
gas rates were
duced by 10-cents per thousand.
£11 in all, Saint Jo is a most
ideal "home town." and its citi-
zens extend a warm welcome to
all strangers who wish to live in
the "Friendly West," and out-
side high prices.
(See "for rent" ads inside page)
NURSING TO BE
A home nursing course to be
taught here in the coming six
weeks, under the sponsorship of
the American Red Cross, has de-
finate aims and objectives, Mrs.
D. C. Berry. Jr.. pointed out. this
week. Mrs. Berry will teach the
Aims of the course, according to
Mrs. Berry will be: >1 An under-
standing of the health, economic
and social problems in 1he com-
munity and to bo actively inter-
ested in solving these problems. 2)
To develop an appreciation of
mental and physical health and a
desire to build those habits that
will safeguard them. 3) To teach
the fundamental relationship be-
tween individual health and clean-
liness. sanitation and arrangement
of homes. 4)BuiId a basic under-
standing of the principles of pre-
vention and control of disease. f )
Teach efficient and healthful meth-
ods of meeting the normal prob-
lems of the home—children of all
ages. 6> Develop knowledge in the
care of the sick under home con-
ditions. 7> Develop attitude of in-
terest and cooperation in solving
community health problems.
The objectives of the course in-
clude: 1) In order that people may
have happier, fuller lives and in
order to cut down incidence of
illness and build for a healthier
community. 2) Safer, happier and
more attractive home life. 3) Les-
sen communicable diseases. 4) Safe
guard health of young and com-
fort older members of family. 5)
Meeting simple illnesses and home
emergencies with safety and ef-
ficiency. 6) Effect work of health
department to the end that the
community may become a better
(Continued on Back Page)
NOCONA MAN IS
BURNED IN GAS
Clinton Bailey of Nocona suf-
fered sever burns about the hands
and body Monday afternoon when
gasoline fumes exploded while he
was unloading the fuel at Virgil.
Hutson's station on the Saint Jo-
Caps Corner road. Hutson also
received burns on the hand and
face when he attempted to rescue
his small daughter and extinguish
The accident occured when Hut-
son lighted a cigarete while stand-
ing in the drive of his station
watching Bailey unload the gaso-
line into underground tanks. The
fumes exploded and the blaze
soon covered the container Bailey
was holding, as well as the truck.
Hutson rushed to rescue his child,
he said, and then returned to roll
the burning truck out of the drive
as Bailey's clothing began to blaze.
Fred Holland, working on a
telephone line nearby, rushed the
Nocona man to Saint Jo for first
aid. The attending physician pro-
nounced he burns as second degree.
Dertzel Davis drove Bailey to
his home in Nocona. No property
loss was suffered either to the
truck or the station.
Is New Pastor
BONITA—Rev. David Garli
ton of Bowie, has been elected
the pastorate of the Center T'<
Baptist church, it was announ
last week. He will serve one-fou
The Center Point Baptist chu
is located between Saint Jo ;
R< v. Garlington will preach
the church on the fourth S'
day of each month.
Fifty Years Ago
The Fifty Years Ago column of
the Dallas News Tuesday carried
the following item: "St. Jo.—The
Montague County Medical Associ-
ation was formed here, with Dr.
J. G. Crump as its first president.
Satarda* to Tra4«t I>ay—Saint J#,
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