The Saint Jo Tribune (Saint Jo, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, October 2, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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Bits o' Nothing
By E. E. H.
We cant' figure out which case
is more desirving of our sympthy
—the one where the husband vol-
unteers for the armed service,
leaving the wife subjected to the
"olf at the door"—or the case
where the wife volunteers for the
WAACs, leaving the husband sub-
jected to the "man at the draft
board." Is it better for th^ goose
or the gander? that is the quest-
* * *
So this is National Newspaper
Week? Well, if you'll pardon us,
we'll say again what we have al-
ways said. A newspaper reflects
its town. It is the mirror by which
strangers or neighbors may picture
what a town has. Take this issue
of the Tribune, for example, and
we regret to say it—there isn't a
dry goods store in the town, at
least you don't find one advertis-
ing its merchandise; there is no
theatre; no mechanics; no pro-
duce buyers; no barber shops; no
druggists; no service stations; no
beauty shops; no phones; no tailor
shops; no laundries; no feed, grain
or seed sold here; no coal or wood;
and not a lot of other lines of
merchandise—no wonder Sears and
Monkey do a wholesale business
out of Saint Jo—it's not muct of
a town, according to the advertis-
ing columns of its newspaper. It
does, thank goodness, have a bank,
one grocer store, two funeral dir-
ectors, insurance men, doctor, den-
tist, hardware, furniture and elec-
tric light service, pictured in the
advertising columns. In the news
columns (free department) you do
learn that Saint Jo must not be
so bad a town as it looks at first.
It has schools, churches, boys in
the service of their country, scrap
drives (and good ones), draft boards
and rationing boards, births, deaths,
and people coming and going. Its
citizens are alive, if you take time
to read the paper closely, but at
first glance the Tribune would give
a poor reflection of Saint Jo, now
wouldn't it? We are willing to
try to do our part toward giving
a better reflection in the news
columns and would like to have
the cooperation of the businessmen
in improving the imprsession re-
flected in the advertising columns.
We propose all of this before an-
other newspaper week rolls a-
round. It's our prospective, but
we'll need your help.
* * *
About the nicest compliment we
"nave neard paiCtJt'n£ local "S
this year came in the way of a
registered complaint. A student is
quoted as saying that she had the
"darn-dest" bunch of teachers
this year—"they can give us more
work to do- - The compliment
is evident to older readers who
must know by now that the easiest
teacher you had was the least
helpful to you. Ten years from now
that student will realize just how
little she actually learned, compar-
ed with the opportunity that
so called "strict" teacher gave her
back in 1942-43. Of course one
never realizes those things until
one is much older and it's too late
to do one any good then.
FORESTBURG OIL FEILD IS
TO GET ANOTHER EXTENSION
The Lion Oil Refining Company
of El Dorodo, Ark., large indepen-
dent oil company, will drill a deep
wildcat in a new block little more
than four miles south of Forest-
burg. The company has assembled
a block of approximately 5,500
acres in and centering around the
W. H. Taylor survey, abstract 729
and the G. W. Ross survey, ab-
stract 625, which joins the Taylor
survey on the southwest.
The Sinclair Prairie Oil company
early this year opened the Mar-
ble Falls sand to oil production
just northwest of Forestburg, in
the 7,200 to 7.000 foot level, with
production ranging from 1.500 to
2,000 barrels daily.
The block was taken within the
rap Into the Fight
The Saint Jo Tribune
Serving Wide Area of Cooke and Montague Counties InnNorthwest Texas
Established In 1898
Saint Jo, Montague County, Tex. Friday, October 2, 1942
SAINT JO MAN IS
MONTAGUE—A committee t o
handle the rationing of farm ma-
chinery in Montague county was
named this week by the county
USDA War Board. The committee
will meet at Montague each Thurs-
day afternoon to pass on applica-
tions for the purchase of new farm
County AAA chairman, H. A.
Reynolds will serve as chairman of
the newly created rationing board,
while J. K. Seibold, route one, Saint
Jo and Edgar C. Lovelady, route
one, Bowie will complete the com-
mittee. Alternate members of the
board are A. W. Coleman, Belcher-
ville and Homer Lee McDonald,
Application blanks for the ma-
chinery covered by the rationing
program are in the hands of the
implement dealers handling such
rationed machinery as tractors,
feed mills, grain drills, milking
machinery, manure spreaders, hay
balers, and disc harrows. Hand
tools such as shovels, rakes, hoes,
and small horse drawn equipment
require no rationing or certificates.
Such things as planters, cultivators,
listers, ensilage cutters, rakes, pea-
nut threshers, turning plows, walk-
ing listers, harrows, cream separa-
tors, stalk cutters, poultry equip-
ment, and other equipment or ma-
chinery made from metal requires
the purchases to sign a certificate
that it is needed for food produ-
"If you are planning on making
any machinery trades for next
year, you must do so during Oct-
ober, the period of the temporary
rationing program," County Agent
Elliott warned farmers Wednesday.
Coach Cecil Young, now station-
ed at Little Creek, Va., with the
ambhibious force of the Navy's
athletic training program, has his
eyes on the Panthers today. It
could even be possible that Young,
assistant football coach here last
year, might arrive here in time
for the game with Bowie, his own
home-town team. At least he in-
formed the Tribune, by letter, that
he is watching the Panthers thru
this newspaper and "hopes to see
the Panthers in action," he then
went on to say, "I am working on
a leave now." Fans are sure that
Young had rather see the Panther-
Bowie game than any one of the
others the local lads will play.
Young is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. V. Young of Bowie and a grad-
uate of Abilene Christian College,
where he played football.
ftlRA; SCORE 18-0
Saint Jo's Panthers marched to
victory in an 18-0 game with Era
here Friday before a small but
surprised crowd. Most fans were
surprised by the strength of the
team this year and surprised by
the strength of the visitors, who,
some thought, would be greatly
outclassed. In fact, the visitors out-
weighed the locals several pounds
to a man and showed much more
experience than the Panthers.
After playing a scorless first
quarter, the Panthers opened up
with Newby making the first
score early in the second period.
A few minutes later Yetter open-
ed up with an 80-yard run for
the second score. The touchdown
play was made possible when J.
C. Smith intercepted a pass deep
in the field.
In the third quarter Goulding
took a pass from Evans which was
good for 45-yards and the third
score. Attempts for extra points
on all three touchdowns failed.
Late in the last quarter Law-
ler snatched a Era pass and raced
across the goal, but the play was
called back and Saint Jo penalized
15 yards for clipping. The ball went
back to Era and the Panthers
never had another chance to score.
The starting line-up Friday was
Goulding and Hammer, ends; Mit-
chell and Gaston, tackles; Lawler
and Armstrong, guards; Smith,
center; backs, Yetter, Evans, New-
by and Donnell.
Evry man on the team, who was
last 30 to 45 days and was essem-
bled in the name of M. M. Garrett I in uniform, was alowed to play.
Dallas geologist, who later turned
the block over to the Lion Com-
The block cost an average of
$2.50 an acre and was taken on
straight 10-year commercial terms.
The company is now calling for
bids on a 7,500 foot wildcat to be
located. The company is looking
for the Forestburg Marble Falls
pay, but if successful, is reported
planning to take the wildcat to
the Ellenburger, lower Ordovican,
expected around 8.000 feet.
West of Illinois Bend the R. C.
Lipscomb No. 1 Vaughan, in W.
C. Winters survey, abstract 842. a
6000-foot wildcat has recovered
stuck pipe and drilling.
Magnolia's E. H. Medley, a 7.000-
foot wildcat in G. W. Fanning sur-
vey. abstract 1027, is drilling in
shale at 5400 feet.
NEW TRUC KREGULATION
A new regulation of the ODT re-
quires a certificate of war neces-
sity for the operation of farm
trucks as well as other trucks, bus-
ses and taxis. The regulation be-
comes effective Nov. 15. The cer-
tificates will govern a truck's max-
imum mileage or load and no ope-
rator will be able to obtain gas-
oline, tires and parts without the
certificate. The county agent's office
can provide information.
Gross proceeds of the game a-
mounted to $27.33, despite the
late schedule of the game, which
was not matched until Wednesday
night. Of the total amount $15.00
was paid to Era for their expenses
and $2.73 amusement tax must be
paid, leaving a balance of $9.60,
to begin the new season.
Officials for Friday's game, Paul
Jones and Denzel Davis did not
charge the athletic fund anything.
On the same weekend Burkbur-
nett defeated Nocona 6-0; Bowie
won from Alvord 14-0.
County Singers to
Meet at Bowie
BOWIE (Special)—The Montague
County annual singing convention
will meet jointly with the Bowie
community gospel singers at the
City auditorium on Sunday, Oct-
ober 11th, it was announced this
In the absence of the president,
W. Allan Sims, G. Doc Jackson of
Bowie will conduct the program,
which will begin at one o'clock
in the afternoon.
One of Texas' outstanding quart-
ets will attend this meeting, thus
assuring county and local singers
an inspirational song feast, Jackson
V. W. Redman of Saint Jo has
been named by Gov. Coke Steven-
son as the third member of the
Montague County Selective Ser-
vice Board, it was announced last
week, when he assumed his duties
a^_a member of the board. He fills
pose* left vacated by the resigna-
tion of Ulis Burns, also of this
Local citizens signed a petition
recently, suggesting the appoint-
ment of the local man.
Other members of the board are
A. Billings, Nocona, chairman, and
Lee Tucker of Bowie. Frank J.
Moss is secretary of the board.
•Funeral rites for H. B. (Dock)
Steagall, 65, were held from the
Church of Christ at Forestburg
Saturday afternoon, with Elder
Jno. Reymond, local pastor, offi-
ciating. Burial was made under
the direction of Eber N. Dunbar,
^ Mr. Steagall died of lobar pneu-
monia at a Wichita Falls hospital
Thursday afternoon of last week.
He was born September 13, 1877,
at Sherman, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Steagell, deceased. He
was married to Miss Ethel Allen
at. Dye Mound on May 26,1901.
He came to Montague county at
the age of 14 and lived at Bel-
cherville until he was grown. In
1920, he and family moved to For-
estburg where he was an active
merchant for several years. Lat-
fPUTTrir'nTPC er he moved to Nocona where he
, IT * infne< wfs in business for about six
GIVEN 12 LADIES yyirs, before returning to Forest -
IN HQ' ^ COURSE He was a member of the Church
... . Mrs, ft « y l.-7"' .list and the Woodmen of the
Twelve i j^ncate awards have-i" rjd.
been made m as many Saint Jo V'lllbearers were: J. M. Dunn,
women who completed a course £8. Coleman, Bob Parsons, Hub-
in Home Hygiene and Care of the* :f- .Parsons, Tom Williams, Miles
Sick, or Home Nursing, given here
last July by Mrs. D. C. Berry,
Jr., it was announced last week-
end. Final examinations in the
course was given the last week of
Those completing the special
course have been awarded the cer-
tificates by the Red Cross.
Those receiving the awards are:
Mesdames Walter Collier, Chancey
Morgan, Paul Holland, Eber N.
Dunbar, Lester Victor, Ernest
Cunningham, Buster Evans, T. C.
Davis, J. L. Shomake, P. E. Wick-
liffe, J. H. Embry, J. H. Lauder-
Cotton In County
To Be Discussed
MONTAGUE—Cotton quality for
use by the Army and Navy will
be the theme of a meeting in Bowie
Thursday, October 15, when cotton
farmers, Ginners, county agents,
vocational agriculture teachers, AA-
A representatives and other govern-
ment agencies from Jack, Monta-
gue, Clay and Wise counties gather
at the City Auditorium from 10:00
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last year cotton went begging
in the spinning market because the
quality was too poor for use in
Army materials, county agent El-
liott pointed out this week. Since
Texas cotton is no longer exported,
it all must be used here in this
country, he explained, and the big-
gest domestic demand is for good
quality cotton of at least 15-16 inch
cotton. If Texas cotton farmers are
to get a fair price, this kind of
cotton must be produced, he be-
Flowerbearers were: Billie Cole-
man, Evylen Dunn, Ilia Jo Par-
son, Johnie Mitchell.
Surviving relatives include his
wife, three daughters, Mrs. Roxie
Dunn and Mrs. Aubrey Coleman
of Forestburg, Mrs. Loyes Parsons
of Dallas; one son, George of San-
ford, Texas; eight grandchildren.
Also two sisters, Mrs. M. A. An-
derson of Nocona, and Mrs. Geo.
W. Savage of Alice; and one bro-
ther, Buster of Wichita Falls.
Panthers to Play-
Bowie Here; 3:00
David Boggess, son of Mrs. Eve-
lyn Cooper of this city, who was in-
ducted in the armed service several
months ago, is reported to be in
the Panama zone, according to
those who hear from him at regu-
TO GATHER UP
MONTAGUE—The trucks making
rural pick-up of farm scrap will
begin work on Friday morning,
Arvle S. Elliott, county chairman
of the scrap drive, announced this
week. Crews were assigned terri-
The main collection program is
to be in full operation next week,
Elliott said, in cooperation with
the school children's drive.
County trucks are routed to work
by mail routes, and therefore, El-
liott expained, it may be two or
three weeks before all sections of
the county are reached. "Please do
not think that we have forgotten
you if it seems to take some time
to get to your scrap pile," the
county chairman pleaded.
Funeral services for Dudley T.
Grammar, 48. Gainesville insurance
salesman and husband of Miss
Jennie Shiflet, former Saint Jo
citizen, were held Wednesday. He
died Saturday, after suffering a
stroke of paralysis earlier in the
Grammar was born December
12. 1894 in D(?Ita county, Texas, and
was married to Miss Jennie Shif-
let of Saint Jo on May 18. 1918.
They moved to Gainesville one
year later and have resided there
Survivors include his wife, a
son, Billy, and a daughter, Mrs.
A. L. Scoggin, Jr., who was mar-
ried in San Diego Saturday. Be-
sides other relatives, a sister, Mrs.
Jim Ayres of Bonita survives him.
Fred Holland of Saint Jo was
one of the pallbearers at the rites
Services Held for
Funeral services were conducted
from the Rosston Methodist church
Sunday for Mrs. Julia Carolin
Berry, 72, who died at the home
of her son, Dude Berry, at Forest-
burg Friday afternoon of last week.
Interment was at the Rosston ceme-
tery, arranged by Eber N. Dun-
bar, funeral director.
Services were conducted by Eld.
John Reymond, pastor of the
Church of Christ.
Mrs. Berry was born October 20,
1869 at Brownwood, the daughter
of John and Jane Bishop. She was
married to H. R. Berry at Foster,
Oklahoma, in 1892. Mr. Berry pre-
ceeded her in death some three
Special song services were ren-
dered by Mr. and Mrs. Cook Hud-
dleston, Mrs. Eula Moore and
Pallbearers were John and Bob
Hunter, Dock Battle, Ben Perry-
man, Cecil King and Homer Riley.
She had been a member of the
Methodist church for a number of
furviving relatives include one
pghter, Leona, four sons, Lon and
3e of Forestburg! John of Am-
llo and Walter of Keowa, Okla;
grandchildren; three brothers,
and Pete Bishop of Duncan,
}a., and Henry Bishop of Fos-
us Coast Guard
long recruits signed up for the
st Guard at Wichita Falls this
k was James Lowell Penton,
;e one, Forestburg.
GASOLINE TO BE
SLOWED TO 35
Nation-wide gasoline rationing
was ordered as the next war-time
measure in the United States this
week. The new program, designed
along the same lines as those used
in the rationing of gas in the East,
will go into effect sometime about
November 22, it has been announ-
In the mean time, highway speed
limits are being reduced, in this
state, from 60 to 35 miles per hour,
as a measure to conserve tires,
the report points out.
"Zrozen" by OPA
Another item was added to the
list of rationed goods this week
when men's rubber boots and rub-
ber work shoes were ordered froz-
en by the office of Price Admini-
stration, "to insure necessary sup-
plies of this footwear for men
working on jobs essential to the
war effort, or public health and
safety," Mr. Ayres, chairman of
the Montague county war price
The freeeze period will end on
Monday, after starting Tuesday.
Workers in essential occupations
may obtain certificates for the pur-
chase of the necessary footwear.
In the mean time retailers of
such merchandise must take in-
ventory of their stock of rubber
i >rn to Mr. and Mrs. O. T.
R1 ves, Caps Corner, a son named
D>t> ert Thomas. The baby was born
J^ie Henley Weds
Uss Joyce Virginia Henley, the
d;,rghter of Mr. and Mrs. Bedford
Hizfey °' Nocona, was married to
L'Tjtelen E. Knox at Harlingen on
S< A 19. Lt. Knox is the son of
M jiand Mrs. L. E. Knox of Ryan,
FELLOW SHIP MEETING
The Assembly of God will have
a fellowship meeting on Friday
night, October 2, when a number
of out-of-town visitors will be
present, Rev. John Nothaf anounced
this week. Those attending are
promised "lots of good special
singing and old time preaching."
The public is invited.
Take Physical Exams
Darrell Bailey, Concho Williams
and Cecil Rogers were among those
in Dallas this week for physical
exams in response to the selective
Throw your scrap into the scrap!
The Saint Jo Panthers were in
mid-season spirits Thursday as
Coaches Goulding and Howell at-
tempted to "polish up the corners"
for the annual rivalry-clash be-
tween the Panthers and the Bowie
Jackrabbits here this afternoon at
three o'clock. The team spirit was
high and practice form the best it
has been in the local camp this
Coach Goulding's backfield, likely
to get the starting nod today,
looked good with Eugene Evans,
Charles Yetter, "Red" Donnell and
John Newby holding down the
Coach Howell's linesmen were
Smith, center; Hammer and Gould-
ing ends; Gaston and Mitchell at
tackles; and Lawler and Rogers
at guards. The line-up looked
good and fans were predicting
those seven to get the starting nod.
The Panthers have shown much
improvement since last Friday's
season opener with Era and the
condition of the team is highly im-
proved, according to practice work-
outs. Today's game, the second of
the season for the locals, is the first
conference contest for both teams.
The outcome of today's game can
well mark the standing of the
conference winner this year. Local
fans who have seen Bowie play
predict them hard to beat, yet
point out that they are not far
superior to the Panthers. Nocona
has shown even less in early
The local squad won the admi-
ration of Saint Jo fans last week
when they marched to victory over
a much heavier and more experi-
enced team from Era. Local fans
are sepecially proud of the grid
machine here this year because
of the fact that the school was
caught without a professional
coach and the duties were volun-
terily assumed by two former
high school students, Goulding of
the 1941 team and Howell. The
team has shown willingness and
a spirit to win, despite the lack of
a more experienced coaching staff.
The reserve strength of the team
has mounted since last week, as
a number of new candiadtes have
reported for practice.
The Bowie Jackrabbits will of-
fer a team including six lettermen
from last year's championship
squad. The 'Rabbits are especially
strong in two running backs, Rus-
sel and Latham, who totedo their
team to a 14 to 0 victory over
Alvord last Friday.
The local team has a wealth of
running material as well as very
promissing passing team.
Season tickets for the three home
games on Panther field went on
sale this week with the Saint Jo
Volunteer Fire Department offer-
ing a cash prize for the student
selling the most tickets before game
time today. Tickets sell for $1.38
Today's game and that with No-
cona two weeks off are only two
confernece games to be played
here this year, and it was report-
ed Thursday that a petition will
be circulated today asking busi-
ness houses to close during the
Navy Is Seeking
*ne i\avy is making a plea to
civilians to turn in their binoculars
for military use during the War. The
Army and Navy both need binocu-
lars for navigation and scouting
purposes. Depending on the power
of the lenses, they cost from $50
to $80 each.
If you have a set of 6 x 30 up to
7 x 50-power lense binoculars loan
them to the Army or Navy. If not,
your purchase of War Bonds and
Stamps will help buy this equip-
ment for our fighting forces. At least
ten percent of your income in War
Bonda every payday will do the
job . . . and provide the "eyes"
through which a scouting pilot may
•pot an enemy battleship.
U. S. Trtosury Dtforlmtnl
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