The Citizens Journal (Atlanta, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 22, 1949 Page: 3 of 32
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1949
THE CITIZENS JOURNAU ATLANTA, CASfr COUNTS, TEXAS
in the Law
By WILL WILSON
Past President, Texas District
And County Attorneys Association
By Shirley Sargent
TH E SMALL KITTEN called
Tupld watched preparations for
Christmas dully. Only the middle
boy, one Archie Raymond, noticed
his apathy. The tree, in §11 its
green splendor, stood tall In the
living room bedecked with an in-
creasing number of ornaments.
"Careful," Marcia Raymond ad-
monished her son sharply. "Don't
hang those big balls down so low.
The kitten will break them."
Gently Archie lifted them to a
higher bough, drawing in the pun-
gent scent of the pine. Only ha saw
that the kitten walked slowly under
the tree unaware of the boughs
tickling her furry back. His young-
est brother had named the roly^
poly butterscotch kitten Tupid.
Young Billy was easily aroused to
fits of anger. His favorite expres-
sion, under stress, was a lisped,
"You 'tupid, you big 'tupid."
Archie, his ten-year-old brother,
Joe, and his parents laughed at the
[ j little boy's wrath and, because the
kitten was slower than the others in
John Smith saw Joe Brown steal
He had Brown arrested and the
watch was found in his pocket.
Smith told the officers that he
had paid $49.50 for the watch, and
misdemeanor charges of theft
were filed against Brown.
When the case was tried in the
county criminal court, Smith said
he had made one slight mistake.
He actually paid $50 for the watch
instead of $49.50. Since it was new
when stolen, it was considered
worth the purchase price of $50
Smith was a convincing witness
and after all, he had actually wit-
nessed the theft, so Brown was
Upon appeal the case was revers
ed. The higher court held that the
theft of a watch valued at $50 con
stituted a felonious, rather than a
misdemeanor, theft. Thus the coun
ty criminal court lacked jurisdic-
tion over the case. There was no
question about Brown's guilt, but
he was given a new trial simply
because the watch was valued at
fifty cents more than it was or-
iginally said to be worth.
Such delays in punishing crim-
inals, made possible by legal tech-
nicalities, hamper justice and en-
courage crime. Proper revision of
Texas' criminal statutes, as ad-
vocated by the State Bar, would
eliminate such technicalities.
e join with all your other
friends of this community to extend
to you a very sincere wish that this
Yuletide season may enrich your life
with its spirit of friendliness and beauty.
0 KELLEY S GROCERY & MARKET
East Main Street
Elected for 1950
In a recent PMA election the
following farmers of Cass County
were duly elected as committee-
men for 1950:
County Committee: Joe P. Wil-
liams, John A. Goodson, Tom T.
Community Committee: E. H.
Shaddix, Roy Melton, Fred Zim-
merman, L. J. Covington, A. D.
Currey, Olin Wommack, Finis W.
Lineberger, Tom Stacy, Lester
Kerr, Robert L. Knight, R. B. Hen
derson, J. J. Kessler, Jeff Chumley
Dave McAdams, J. J. Walker, C.
O. Wilson, Homer Cranberry,
Odell Thedford, C. C. Rainey, j.
M. Gholston, Noah P. Howell, Tom
G. Johnson, W. J. Waters, Ber-
nard Fitts, Delbert Tolleson, Dor-
is Shelton, E. C. Long.
These men will have added
responsibility for 1950 since Cot-
ton Acreage Allotments have been
announced. We trust these men
will be able to help you with your
PMA problems. Call on them.
Greetings From the
Church of Christ
At this season of the year when 1
we are thinking of the birth of
the anniversary of his birth, let
us go even further and think ot
the life he lived, the death he died,
his triumphal ressurrection, ascen
sion and coronation.
Let us remember his word that'
he has left us as a guide.
That word that stands out as a
beacon light on the rocky shore
of time, lighting our way and
guiding us unerringly into the1
haven of rest that he has gone1
on to prepare for those that love
him. Let us do nothing that would j
bring shame and reproach on him
whom we should honor and obey, j
May the seasons best be yours j
and may new year bring health]
happiness and prosperity.
H. L. Reynolds, Minister.
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Tupid circled and smelled at
the black kitten until he was sat-
isfied. Then his tongue flicked
out to lick the kitten.
the litter, they named him, most af-
I y * %'\\ • V\* « VJ
MAY THE JOY
OF MANY GOOD FRIENDS
CHRISTMAS THIS SEASON*'
GEN FRANKLIN STORE
flurried from all the excitement,
[ "That blue globe is much too low.
Tupid will get it. I don't doubt," she
; added pessimistically, "that we will
lose half of our globes."
Archie could see that Tupid had
no interest either in the swaying
boughs or the brilliant-colored frag«
lie balls. For two days Tupid had
wandered carelessly about the
house and yard. He wasn't playful
or friendly and he had stopped pur«
ring. Only Archie sensed that tha
: kitten was lonesome for his sisters
and brothers and his mother. At
first there had been four balls ot
fur and a proud old alley cat moth-
er. As they grew, they had becoma
playful, pattering swiftly through
the house. But now they were all
gone, including the mother. Just
Tupid was left to keep. Even the
black imp with shoe-button eyes
had been given away. Tar Baby,
who had been the boss of the litter, !
had been gone barely two days, and
Tupid missed him.
"Well," his father's voice boomed
again, as he climbed down the lad- i
der. "All done in time for Christ- !
mas Eve. Come here, Joe, Archie,
you too Billy. I want you to see this
Mrs. Raymond switched the lights
off and Archie shivered in delighted
excitement as the tree blazed, il-
lumined by the strings of lights
and balls. The magie moment wag
shattered by the sharp ring of tha
A rush of cold air came In as Mr.
Raymond flung open the door wlda
to admit a bundled figure. "My
father says I can't keep the kitten,"
Gerald Parks recited automatically,
close to tears, "I have to give It
back because it gives my father
hay fever." Gerald went out In
another rush of frosty air, but not
before Mrs. Raymond had pressed
a fat candy cane into his mittened
Tar Baby huddled In the mlddla
of the floor. "Watch R, boys," Mr.
Raymond warned, "Let's just watch
him. He feels strange her* now; I
he'll be aU right in • while."
Archie saw Tupid Jump from tha
sofa with a purr of delight. Tupld
circled and smelled at the black
kitten until he was satisfied. Then
kls tongue flicked out to lick tha
kitten. Tupid's paws caressed him
as his tongue washed him. Tha
black kitten stood passive, as
Tupid showered his pent-up lova
"Thay, mommy," Billy, lisped,
"Tupid's kissing him, isn't he?"
"Um," Mrs. Raymond agreed,
'Tar Baby's Tupid's Christmas
Mr. Raymond's eyas swept his
sons' awe-struck faces, "No," ha
said firmly, "He's our Christmas
Is Elected Treasurer
John W. Livingston of Atlanta
has been elected treasurer of Chi j
Kpsilon, honorary civil engineering I
fraternity, at the University of
Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Liv-
ingston, he is a senior and a mem
ber of the Men's Independent
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V. S. BRABHAM
Agent for Franklin
Life Insurance Company
Fire, Theft, Tornado
7i\e le-ft .
Few experiences surpass in beauty t/uu hush of
wonderful expectancy that falls
ever the home on Christmas eve. This season
of t>j4Q holds that in store for you.
108 Fast Main, Atlanta
deeply grateful for
and wish you all a
READY-TO-WEAR AND SHOES
FOR THE FAMILY
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