The Citizens Journal (Atlanta, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 12, 1948 Page: 1 of 8
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ATLANTA, CASS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1948
—by M. N. H
. . . "Spike" column celebrated
Wednesday, Feb. 11th (yesterday)
its sixth birthday. As one of the
Old Guards, we are proud of the
wounds we have received in ac-
tion. As an honest dog, must say,
getting old gracefully is a fins art
but getting younger synthetically
is a physical impossibility.
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Here in Atlanta no one has
heard blue birds sing It's Spring..
Rain, sleet and snow—holding its
share of the spotlight in Atlanta
and Cass county. The nearest to
spring is the seed catalogues en
thusiastic gardeners turn through.
Mother Nature certainly has gone j Cass County and spent my last two
on a rampage leaving us North| years in the Army in trying and
and South Dakota weather—right reviewing Court Martials for the
here in the Sunny South, too. (Government, a work very similar
***** I to that of a County Attorney.
SHOUT SHOTS! While in Georgia j T announced for this office two
"Toland Meredith visited Mr. and years ago but because of the un-
Mrs. Mike Adams. The visit was certainly of when I would be re-
enjoyed and has been heard from leased from the Army felt I should
like this: "Toland sure made
Wesson Bartlett For
In making this, my announce-
ment for the office of County At-
torney, it is with the full under-
standing of the grave responsibili-
ties attached and a part of the
office. Fully believing it to be one
of the most important offices in
the County, I well know and realize
the need of having an incumHfent
who has the interest of the County
uppermost in mind and who will
work for that which he deems best
for the county and the operation
of it's Government.
With this understanding, I be-
lieve my-self qualified to hold this
Office, capable of giving it my
constant attention and to repre-
sent the people to the best of my
ability. I have had 10 years ex-
perience in the practice of law in
The Scout Citizen at Work
„,m ms mxoon
m ms woiti.it
sure made we
two home sick." The Doctor
E. W. Grumbles have a beautiful 9
month old pet deer, named "Bam-
bi." Messrs. Draper and
Daniels, owners of the 22 Taxi Co
in Atlanta, have made a remark-
able record during the bad weath-
er by operating five taxis day and
night without an accident. They
employ four careful full time driv-
ers. Nice going for these two ex-
soldier boys. Today is Lin-
coln's birthday; also the high
school birthday calendar announces
it's the birthday of Mrs. V. M.
Roach There's a certain la-
dy here in Atlanta who tells us
she dug down in her cedar chest
and found her wedding dress styl-
e with bolero jacket, so much in
style, she's going to wear it again.
Saturay is February 14th—
Valentine Day—and that's also the
birthday of Mrs. O. J. Stephens .Tr
Spike wondered how many
readers noticed the new "look" the
Citizens Journal has had the past
two weeks Paula Griffin,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Griffin, made her debut at Mama
Anne's beauty shop Tuesday at the
ape of 3 weeks Over the cof
fee cup is the Saturday night ra-
dio program. Everyone is guessing
•—some say its Doak Walker; oth-
ers say its Sargeant A. York
The member of the Friendship S.
S. class enjoyed Mrs J A Penny's
lesson so much they are still dis-
cussing it Mrs Penny is county
Please donate to the National
Heart Week fund You've noticed
the plastic red heart containers
placed in most of the stores Give
so you and others might live. Dr.
Jesse Brooks and Abb Brabham
are the local chairmen.
Some of Atlanta's out-to-eaters
have added another eating place to
its roster—and it's the Club Cafe,
Linden, owned by "Pug" Hoyt and
Ed Evans and run by the latter.
And, by the way. Miss Wanda I.um
mus, "smile pirl" is waitress there
Speaking of Linden, there's
no razor blade shortage, but mem-
bers of the Linden Lions Club have
taken the oath not to shave until
after the Centennial Kodeo in June.
Supt. Horace Boon already has a
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Observe the World Day of Pray-
er, Friday, Feb. 13th, 1948.
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Like the old Indian, Sitting Bull,
Garth English told us about, said
the weather was going to be bad
withdraw at that time. Tn asking
for your support at this time T
pledge myself to diligently carry
out the duties of County Attorney
and to be ever ready in assisting
the people of the County to the
best of mv ability.
Meeting Feb. 20th
J. Walter Hammond, president
of the Texas Farm Bureau Federa
tion, has announced that a District
Farm Bureau meeting will be held
in the Courthouse at Pittsburg on
Friday 20. D. L. Fugler of Mar-
shall, District director, will pre-
side. The State Farm Bureau presi
jdent will be in attendance to report
on agricultural trends in Washing-
As a member of the Board of
Directors of the American Farm
Bureau Federation, representing
the Southern Region, Hammond
spent the latter part of January in
the Nation's capitol attending an
American Farm Bureau Board
Meeting, and contacting members
of the Texas Congressional delega
tion in Washington on issues vital
to agriculture in Texas and the
Guided by resolutions adopted
by voting delegates at the 29th
annual convention, the Farm Bu-
reau Board charted the organiza-
tion's action on such important is-
sues as a long range farm pro-
gram, parity, support price levels,
a program to control the spread of
Foot and Mouth disease, and many
other matters important to agricul
According to Director Fugler
other featured speakers at the dis-
trict meeting will include R. G
Arnold, Auburn, Alabama, direct-
or of organization for the South-
em Region, who will discuss "Pric
es, Soil Conservation, and Coopera
tives;" also D. C. Mieher, Jackson,
Miss., executive vice-president of
the Southern Farm Bureau Life
Insurance Company, whose subject
will be "Farm Bureau, A Service
All farmers of the district
invited to attend.
Infantile Drive In Glenn Goodwin At
Atlanta Completed Methodist Church
Supt. B. H. Hudspeth, chairman i
of the Cass county Infantile Par-j
alysis Chapter, wishes to thank j
Chick Miles and Roy Price, local >
chairmen, for their services in di-j
recting the March of Dimes Cam-
paign in Atlanta. There was more;
than $000 contributed through the I
various clubs, schools, on the street
and boxes within the stores.
Pruitt colored school raised ap-
proximately $38.00. The records
show that the greatest amount giv
en was $5.00 by two people.
This is an unusually good col-
lection due to the bad weather con
ditions. There was not any special
gifts solicited and the picture show
did not take up special collections
for one week. The special gift com
mittee and the local theatre have
always raised in the past approxi-
of Cass Schools
Due to the severe cold weather
during the month of January
schools remained closed from three j with the final game being played
to five days. The Superintendents Saturday night.
of Independent Districts met with) The boys will play two games
County Superintendent J. D. Betts Saturday afternoon, and the two
and agreed to amend the school final games will Tie played Satur-
The second annual Boy's Basket
ball Tournament will be at Kil-
dare, Friday and Saturday, Feb-
ruary 13 and 14 to determine the
winner of the District in class B.
The following teams will partici
pate in the tournament: Queen
City, Marietta, McLeod, Avinger,
Bloomburg, and Kildare. All six
teams will play Friday night with
the first game beginning at 7
Beginning Saturday morning at
9 o'clock six girls teams will play
More than 2,000,000 members of the Boy Scouts of America
will observe Boy Scout Week, Feb. 6th to 12th, marking the 38th
anniversary of the organization. This year Boy Scouts are empha-
sizing conservation of food and natural resources, planting gardens,
safety and lire prevention, home repairs and personal health check-
up. Scouting promotes world peace through World Jamborees and
practical help among 42 nations with 4,409,780 members. Through
its World Friendship Fund of voluntary gifts the Boy Scouts of
America helps Scouts overseas to rebuild their units. So far, more
than 3,000 tons of equipment have been shipped. Above is the
official poster marking the Scout birthday.'
Due to illness, Mr. W. Glenn
Goodwin was unable to be with us
last Sunday, but will fill the pul-
pit at the Methodist church Sun-
day. We are all anxious to see and
bear Mr. Goodwin. You are cordial
ly invited to the Methodist church
Sunday as well as at all time.
very friendly welcome awaits you
membership dues. The question jn every way. You will always find . ,
was answered emphatically by the the people at the Methodist church «eath
— attending. They|eager to greet you and to make
you feel at home. Come worship
At a special
members of th
Atlanta on Monday
were aasked whether
of the Bureau had benefited them
sufficiently to offset the cost of
Study Club To
The unforgettable music of 3
great composers, Schumann, Bra-
hms, and Liszt, shares stellar roles
along with Katherine Hepburn,
Paul Henreid and Robert Walker
in "Song of Love," an impassioned
stirring, and beautifully enacted
love story based on the lives of
Clara and Robert Schumann. The
new MGM picture on view at the
State Theatre, Wed-Thurs., Feb. 18
and 19, sponsored by the Thursday
Study Club, is one of the season's
distinguished productions and of-
fers an enriching experience to
lovers of music and drama alike.
It is easy to believe that Miss
Hepburn demanded the role of Cla
ra Schumann, the gifted concert
pianist who married her father's
brilliant but impoverished compos-
er-pupil and devoted her life to the
world's recognition of his genius,
for she gives it all she's got. In her
newest role, Miss Hepburn probes
deep under the surface of her char
acter and gives a thoughtful, pro-
found and highly sensitive perform
ance which will add immeasureably
to her stature as one of Holly-
wood's top actresses.
The two men in her life, her hus
".j band and Johannes Brahms, whose
love she rejects in order to perpet-
uate her husband's fame after his
are faultlessly played by
Paul Henreid, as the tormented
Schumann whose unrecognized gen
sixteen members attending. They
voluntarily and unanimously took a
higher rate of membership dues:wjth us
and pledged continued support ofj j roy GIBBS, Pastor
the Bureau. The. Credit Bureau of | '
Atlanta began operation on Sept- pnui;„ A eeict'i n fn
ember 1, 1947. Its membership in-|* UUUC t
eludes not only merchants doing; Jn CaSS Coillltv
credit business, but also business-
men who are aware of the stabiliz- The State Department of Public production masterful direction, in-
ing influence of credit records in! Welfare administers three pro- fusing the picture's monumental
ius drives him to insanity, and by
Robert Walker, as the devoted
Brahms who takes over the man-
agement of his friend's household
and family, and who tries to ease
Clarence Brown has given the
WORKERS' CONFERENCE PROGRAM
NEW PROSPECT, FEB. 13, 1948
Subject: Love. "We love him, because he first loved us."
I John 4:19.
7:00 Executive Board and W. M. U. Meeting's.
7:30 Song and Prayer Rev. Harry A. Fisk
7:35 God's Love for Us Rev. Glenn Marr
7:50 Our Love for Christ Rev. Harold Olin
8:05 Our Love for the Church Rev. M. L. Boland
8:20 Report on Missions Organizer
8:30 Announcements and Special Music.
8:40 Our Love for One Another Rev. Edgar Parker
Wewerkas To Open
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wewerka
will open their now store in At-
lanta this Saturday, Feb. 14th, in
the building formerly occupied by
Clerks at the new store will be:
Mrs. J. T. Brown, Mrs. Robert
Hale, Mrs. Jim McDuff and Mrs
J. T. Stamps.
The Wewerkas will specialize in
piece goods of all kinds and home
furnishings, a complete line of
men's and boys wear, children's
clothes baby bar and a complete
wrapping service offered to their
customers. They invite you to visit
their new store. Read their full
page ad elsewhere in this issue.
calendar by omitting the Easter
Holidays and extending the school
term to June 2nd for all accredit-
ed 9 months schools. This time is
required in order ta^ complete the
school term of 17f? school days.
Schools losing less than 5 days
would close prior to this date.
All eight month schools will be
in session the two days formerly
scheduled for Easter Holidays and
add the remaining days needed to
complete 155 teaching days.
J. E. Young Dies
J. E. Young, 83. died at Grand
Prairie, Feb. 4th and was buried
Saturday, Feb. 7th at Union Hill
in Cass county, services conducted
by Elder Soper of Grand Prairie
and Rev. J. W. Reeder of Hughes
Springs. He is survived by three
children. Burial in charge of Fant
Funeral Service of Linden
Carbon P*ptr at Journal
Trophies will be awarded to the
major and consolation winners in
The sheriff's department recover
ed a typewriter in Shreveport that
was stolen from the Bivins school
Jan. 26th. Eleven typewriters were
stolen from Jefferson school and
have been recovered. Three type-
writers were taken from Eylau
school and the Huffines school was
broken into but nothing taken.
Paul Jackson's car which was
stolen recently was recovered in
Mansfield, La., where it was aban
Abb Brabham Buick
Dealer Ten Years
Abb Brabham, local Buick deal
er, received the following letter
from W. F. Hufstader, general
sales manager of Buick Motor Co.
According to our records you be
came a Buick dealer 10 years ago
this month. Our sincere congratula
tions on this tenth anniversary and
many happy returns of the occa-
It is a source of genuine satis-
faction to us to have had this splen
did relationship during these ex-
citing and busy years.
In the light of all the problems
with which business has been sur-
rounded, a continuing experience
such as this has been between us
is really an accomplishment.
Our earnest wish is that there
shall be many more of these anni-
versaries which we can celebrate
3. Sgt. M. C, Wall
Buried in Arkansas
grams under which monthly checks musical score as an integral part
are issued to persons who have of the action it? |lf and tracing
found eligible on the basis of need, jwith pointed touches Schumann's
The three programs are Old Age career from his carefree attic hon-
Aid to Needy Blind, eymoon period to the gripping con
and Aid to Dependent Children.; cert hall climax in which he loses
Funeral services for SSgt. Mark, jj0ca^ offices are maintained in his mind just as he is about to re-
Linden, Atlanta, Hughes Springs,! ceive
Legion, participated in the cere
monies at the grave.
Sergeant Wall was a brother of
O. F. Wall of Atlanta. His body
arrived February 7th by rail and
was escorted from the train to
funeral parlor by representatives
of veterans' organizations of the
Born in Atlanta, Texas, he mov-
ed to Arkansas when four years
The following election manag- °'d and was educated at Amity,
ers for 1948 were appointed by the j He served during the war in the
C. Wall, 26, who died last Dec. 8. Linden, Atlanta, Hughes Springs,'ceive the recognition his incom-
m Bremen, Germany were held at;and Naples for the convenience of I parable genius cried for.
2:30 p. m. on February 8, from the|pergons wj,0 wjgj1 to applica! Not in this reviewer's memory
chapel of the South Funeral Home, Ujotl uncjer either of the above pro-j has a motion picture offered so
Pine Bluff, Ark. | gramg. | rich and varied a musical score as
. , Th° se!Lvic® was conducted byj There are now 1(J34 persons in' is heard in "Song of Love." Clara
the Rev E. J. Lambert, pastor of the county receiving a total of $48, and Robert Schumann, Brahms &
the Baptist church at Bearden,,^ each month jn Qld Affe Assist. | Franz Ljszt all are shown at the
Ark., j and burial was m the vet-!anc(Ji g5 persong receiving a total piano or with symphony orchestras
erans memorial plot in Graceland: 174 ... . ,>,■ i j 9fiQ and such immortal musical master
cemetery. The firing s^ad of Hear | famiIi'eg receivinK a total of $10 j pieces are heard as Brahms' Cra-
in-Connolly post No. 32, American 000 to Depencient children dle Song' Fourth Hunganan Dance
The average Old Age Assistance'S>'rnPhon>r in C Minor and RhaP"
monthly check is $29.85, the aver-j sody in G Minor- Liszt's Mephisto
age Aid to Blind check if33.54, and;Waltz and Schumann's Traumerei
the Aid to Dependent children Concerto in A Minor- Dedication,
check $37 00 Piano Quintette and Arabesque.
The Old'Age Assistance program ''So.nS of Love" is °"e of
has been in operation since Feb-i pictures to come from Holly'
commissioners court in session last
Linden, W. A. Hill.
Kildare, R. P. Moore.
Lanier, E. W. Fant.
Bear Creek, T. A. Dalrymple.
Carterville, A. C. Boon.
Avinger, J. H. Avinger.
Hughes Springs, Mrs. C. H. Cal-
Hermitage, W. B. Curry.
Marietta, D. M. Finley.
Dalton, T. L. Henderson.
Cussetta, H. O. Jackson.
Bryans Mill, A. C. Bryan.
Anti, W. N. Dupree.
Douglassville, Leon B. McCoy.
Springdale, Marvin Brown.
Queen City, T. T. Burkhalter.
Atlanta, T. A. Howe.
, Huffines, G. C. Williams.
McLeod, J. T. Wall.
Bivins, D. W. McDonald.
O'Farrell, T. F. Crawford.
New Colony, B. E. Ferrell.
Bloomburg, C. C. Rainey.
Cass, A. L. Stanley.
Lewis, G. W. Whatley.
Cornett, C. B. Hampton.
Concord, Marvin Barbee.
Red Hill, B. Henderson.
Doss, W. J. Stubbs.
Cross Roads, John Mason.
Smyrna, Chester Glass.
Aleutian Islands and after the
war re-enlisted and was assigned
to duty in Germany.
Sam Tarry and mother Mrs. Har
ry Tarry of Nacogdoches are now
located In the Mrs. Agnes Jack-
son apartment. He is credit mana-
ger of Grogan Supply Co.
Rotary Clnb Meets
The Atlanta Rotary Club met
Thursday, Feb. 6th at the Hotel
Atlanta. Guests of the club were
Bobby Warren and Russell Alexan
der. Bobby talked to the club on
Scouting and told of his trip to the
Scout Ranch in New Mexico. We
thank Bobby for this talk which
was made during the National
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Alexander,
LaMarque, Texas, announce the
The Cass county commissioners'
court met in Linden Monday for
their regular monthly meeting. All
accounts were allowed and other
business attended to.
The commissioners voted to spon
sor the Cass County Rural Rodent
Control Service. Twelve men will
lie trained in this work by the U.S
Fish and Wildlife Service and the
county agent. A service fee of
$1.25 per dwelling will be charged
for poisoning premises to pay for
labor, bait, etc.
The court passed an order call-
ing for bids for the construction
of a new county jail. Read the no-
tice elsewhere in this issue for com
plete details of the bids.
Local Naval Reserve
Lt. (jg) Carl S. Wells of the lo-
cal Navy Reserve Recruiting office
county building, Linden, announces
that enlisted Naval Reservists can
request active duty through the
Commandant, 8th Naval District,
New Orleans, La. This duty will
last until Dec. 1, 1948, with Des-
ron 1G based at Navsta Nola and
will engage in training Naval Re-
serve Personnel. This duty will be
active with pay and allowances in-
cluding Sea Duty pay. Further in-
formation may be obtained at the
Any member of the army re-
serve, air force reserve and na-
tional guard who desires may en-
list in the Naval Reserve.
ruary, 1936, but the Aid to Blind i wood in a decade of film making.
Laws ChaDel Singing
Don't forget the date, Sunday,
Feb. 15th. Time 1:30 o'clock.
Place: Laws Chapel. Occasion:
Good gospel singing. We invite all
our friends and their friends.
Aubrey Pyle, President ,
Mrs. Neil McClanahand, Sec'y.
Lions Club Meets
The Atlanta Lions Club met on
Wednesday at the Hotel Atlanta
with a good attendance. Announce
ments concerning the annual Lions
club minstrel to be held March 11-
12 were made. End men were nam-
ed and committees appointed. Next
week all Lions will be carrying the
white canes to advertise the min-
strel. Make your plans now to at-
tend. It will be bigger and better
and the proceeds will go for a wor-
and Aid to Dependent children pro
grams have been in effect only
since September, 1941. In addition
to the cash grant programs named
above the department also admin-
isters Child Welfare Services, sepa
rate and apart from the Aid to
Dependent children program. These
services cover a wide field, and in-
clude counseling with parents re-
garding child care; studies and re-
ports relating to adoptions, place-
ment in institutions, etc.
Our department also renders
services to many persons who can
not meet the eligibility require-
ments under any of the above pro
grams. We make referrals to the
Red Cross for emergency aid, to
Vocational Rehabilitation, to the
Crippled Children's Division, and
to certain hospitals where free
treatment can be obtained.
The State Department of Public
Welfare can not make a grant to
a persons solely on the basis that
he is 65 years of age. He must
meet the legal requirement of be-
ing in need, as well as the require
ments relative to citizenship and
residence. Persons wishing to ap
Mrs. Cecil Hervey
Mrs. Cecil Hervey, 36, of Tex-
arkana, died Sunday in a Hughes
Springs hospital. She was a for-
mer resident of Hughes Springs.
She was a member of the Williams
Memorial Methodist church.
Survivors include her husband,
Cecil; step-mother Mrs. Allie Hall,
Atlanta; one brother, Howard Hall,
of Atlanta, one step-brother M. J.
Amox of Wake Village.
Funeral services were held at
2:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Daing-
erfield Methodist church with bur-
ial at Daingerfield.
-J Orchestra, Marshall
Mrs. S. W. Dempsey
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Carter, Mr
and Mrs. John Allen were Sunday
birth of a son, January 28, named guests of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Car-
Ronnie Glenn. Iter Jr., In Denton.
The monthly meeting of the At-
lanta PTA will be hel«, Wednesday
Feb. 18 at 2:40 p.m., in the high
school auditorium. The National
Congress of PTA celebrates its
birthday Feb. 17, therefore, this
monthly program will emphasize
As an added attraction, a Mot-
ion picture film on Safety will be
shown through the courtesy of the
Shell Oil Co. This should be both
interesting and educational so each
member is urged to be present.
Mrs. Ed S. Smith and two chil-
dren of Sweetwater have moved
back to Atlanta, having bought
the J. T. Stamps home.
ply for help under any of the The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
above programs should contact the \ will be in Marshall Feb. 24th at
worker in the local office nearest 8:00 p.m. at the city hall. Tickets
you. The local worker is in better | are $3 00 for adults and $1.80 for
position to give you correct inform | students. The Marshall Music club
ation regarding your eligibility for is sponsoring this show.
assistance than any other person,
and will be more than glad to talk1 n„Kot,
with you about your situation. .
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Baker have
announced the wedding of their
,, _ daughter Inez to Joseph A. Miller
Mrs S. W. Dempsey 68, died at of Galveston. The wedding took
noon Monday at the home of her r?nn .
daughter, Mrs. Roy Endsley of P Fnday even ng at 6:00 o-
Rloomburg. Mrs. Dempsey was a £0<* Feb: 6th, T, -w' J™"
member of the First Baptist church r>ent pastor of the First Metho-
of Texarkana. She was born inld,st rhuroh' Galveston, officiating.
Cass county on March 22, 1879 and I The bride wore a blue Palm
resided there until she moved to Beach suit; her corsage was pink
Texarkana eight years ago. carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Miller
Survivors include five sqns: Har;will make their home in Galveston
ding Dempsey of Denver, Colorado
Ray Dempsey, Texarkana; J. A. HistriVf four! To
Dempsey, Penwell, Texas; W. H. If 1 „ , Fl lU
Stuckey, Bloomburg; W. E. Stuc-jOneil Monday
key, Hughes Springs; two daugh-
ters: Mrs. Roy Endsley and Mrs. P
N. Davis, Texarkana; 13 grand chil
dren and 15 great grand children.
Funeral services were held at
2:30 p.m., Wednesday at the First
Baptist church of Bloomburg.
Mrs. C. A. Smith was Tuesday-
Sunday guest in the Hugh Greene
The Cass County District Court
will open Monday, February 16th
for an eight weeks term presided
over by .Tudere Harold Beck. The
docket will be called and cases set
J. C. Payne of Dallas was a
truest In the home of Mr. and Mrs
Dick Rogers, Tuesday night.
Mrs. Bob Moore of Kildare is
visiting Mrs. L. P. Allday Sr.
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