Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, July 7, 1944 Page: 1 of 12
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A Community Service
for Armstrong County
& Its Trade Territory
In the Interest of the
Farming & Ranching
Growth of this Section
"The Oldest and Best Read County
Seat Weekly in the Panhandle"
CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, JULY 7, 1944.
News About Our
Boys In The
• 8am W. Jones, son of Mrs. Bertha
Jones, of Lakeview, left last Thurs-
day for Lubbock where he joined
the Navy. Sara is the twin brother
of C. M. Jones, who remains ut
home with his mother to assist In
the farm work. Sam was a draft-
man for the Dumas Smelter plant
at Dumas, Texas, before entering
• Sgt. Edgar Knlerim, of Dryers-
burg, Tenn., who Li in the ground
force* for B-17's, making deliveries
of various parts and gas, etc., caine
home Saturday for u 15-day fur-
lough with his parents, Mr. and Mis
W. E. Knlerim and Ills brother
John and family, who is part.-, nun
for the Farmers Grain <fc Imple-
T/9GT. CECII. B. GIST
Award of tlii? Oak Leai Cluster
to the Air Medal lor "exceptionally
meritorious achievement while par-
ticipating in six separate bomber
combat missions over enemy oc-
cupied Contiental Europe" to Tech.
Sgt. Cecil B. Gist, 35. of Claude,
was announced recently "somewhere
in England." Cecil is the son of
Mrs. Belle Gist of Claude. He was
formerly road machinery operator
for Armstrong County. He is now
a top turret gunner on a B-17
Flying Fortress and lias 12 bomb-
ing missions to his credit. He had
previously received the Air Medal
upon completing an earlier series
Farmers A Break
on Wheat Price
WHEAT is still pouring into
Claude by the millions, and It is
selling at a fair price, thanks to
our Government regulations of
prices. One boy, driving a pick-up
load of wheat from 10 miles out
in the country, lined up to get into
the elevator and when his time
came to unload he found thut it
was 12:00 o'clock at :ilght and that
he had waited SEVEN HOURS to
get lit: pick-up unloaded In Claude.
That is the way the wheat is com-
ing in lo Claude this harvest. Un-
der,land the Government has set
the price at $1.28 pei bushel; that
is, the Government will take the
w.'eat, or make a loan on wheat
at £123 per bushel. If the price-
goes up the farmer will get what-
ever raise in price over the $1.28
per bushel; and if it goe.; down be-
low $i.2S per bushel, tne Govern-
ment Uses the difference In price.
This is a very 'safe bet for the
farmer, and there is good reason
why farmers should sell outright
to the elevators or take a Govern-
ment loan on said grain at the
time it is delivered here.
BRYAN WAGGONER writes home
folks from ITALY:
The first eight days of June I
received issue, of The Claude News
as follows: April 14th; April 8th;
April 21; May 5tli; and June ll'.h.
Haven't answered many letters a.s I
had to go to an instructive movie
on venerial diseases, that is re-
quired now of all parties in the
area here. Alter this picture I
stayed for another movie. It was
"Lost Angel" one ol the nicest pic-
tures I have seen in a long time, j
I sure have been getting mall the i "Some women want to be man's
past few days, and that is what' equal," remarks J. K. Cameron,
most soldiers want as it keep up ] "but most feel they are man's sup-
morale. Received four letters yes- | erioi."
terday; one was from Aunt Jennie
DEALERS MAY GET PASSENGER
TIRES WITHOUT CERTIFICATES
Wellington Leader — During the
six-week period from June 1 to
July 15 dealers may receive new
passenger tires and tubes from the
manufacturers without giving tire
allotting certilicates, the District
Office of Price Administration an-
nounced. Officials pointed out that
this move in no way changes the
present method through which a
motorist obtains a tire or lube cer-
tificate from his Local Board. The
action was designed to facilitate the
shipment of new passenger tires or
tubes from manufacturers to dealers
and will bring about better distri-
"We get a kick in our family,"
says Mrs. Fred Wiegman, "going
over state maps and planning where
we will take our post-war vacation."
Myers of Clinton, Oklu. and one
each from Lorene. Noel at Lubbock
and Cecil at Dallas. Lorene sent her
picture in her wheat field at home.
Yesterday was my day off and
we took a little trip and saw many
some goods I bought for it. I looi:
like a Shungrelah Shiek in it. I
have made my second visit to Pom-
pell and enjoyed it as well as my
things of beauty in Italy. I am first; however, this time I was
Buy War Bonds And Stamps!
not allowed to say "I went to
such and such a place today, nor to
tell distances from one place tu an-
other." I made seven pictures with
my camera. By the Way, if you run
across any No. 127 or 120 or even
620 films, send them to me. My
camera is 127 and I cun borrow the
others from my friends. Had a very
busy day today in our barber shop.
Some of my work was better than
usual. There are many interestings
things I want to tell you about
other countries, but it will not pass
censures, also u lot of Interesting
things about our patients.
We have been having fresh cher-
ries at meal time; also peurs, or-
anges, green beans and plums.
Plums are on display ut our mar-
kets now. We had our first fried
chicken today, both for dinner and
supper. We also had chocolate ice
cream, something we seldom have.
I intend to put on my turbon,
make a picture of myself and
send to Lorene. A Maruclan gave
me a turbon. It is 3 feet by six
feet, and I surely like it. He made
me another one 2x12 feet out of
able to ride in a Jeep through parts
of the town of Naples, through
some of the most beautiful tree
shaded highways. The countryside
was most beautiful with its green
trees, vines and gardens. I bought
a sou\enir ring with Versuvlus and
the word Pompeii engraved on it.
1 am inclosing two stubs of the
tickets issued at the gates to Pom-
peii; so you can see this kind of
printing they do over here.
I surely wanted to visit the
Holy Lands, but guess that is out
of the question now. Many Chap-
lains will be able to do so, but not
me. I will probably have a chance
to visit Rome, as I am so near and
will probubiy get to see the town
where the Apostle Paul was be-
headed by Czar the Great. Tradi-
tion has It that as the head of the
Apostle Paul fell oti the glilitene
block when he was beheaded, that
his head struck the ground In
three different places; that each
place gushed out pure flowing
spring water and continued for
many years after he was beheaded.
Give my friends my best regards
Pioneer of 55
Mary Jane Ball Luttrell was born
June 30, 1862, near Pleasant Point
Texas in Johnson County. She was
the oldest of nine children born
to Elisha and Elizabeth Jane Ball.
At the age of thirteen she united
with the Baptist Church. On April
9, 1879 she was married to C. M.
Luttrell. The first few years of
their maided life was spent at
Mansileld and Ft. Worth where Mr.
Luttrell was engaged in store keep-
ing. To this union was born three
girls and three Loys. A daughter,
Lola and u son, Robert Lee, died
In infancy. The other four child-
ren, Mae, Arthur, Bertha and Clar-
ence moved with their parents to
Armstrong County, arriving at
Claude December 13, 188!! two yeui ;
after the Ft. Worth and Denver
Railway l.au been built and. nine
months alter the county was or-
ganized. The vast and virgin plains
lay open and challenging to pioneers
with the spirit and courage the
During Mrs. Luttrell's illness the
past few years she loved most of
all to have her old friends call
and with them, relive those early
The first meul the "amiiy ate after
arriving in Claude, was a breakfast
prepared by her and cooked on
the stove in the Ft. Worth and
Denver depot. Thrift and frugality
were her watcli words. Work was
and obsession. A home and security
her ambition. She endured the
hardships of pioneering — suffered
loss from storms such a.s the ele-
Sgt. Herman H.
James Shows How
to Handle Guns
PLANT FOR CLAUDE
Three Minute Sermon
By Robert L. Constable
Member of Faculty
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago
Claude I THE HOUR IS COME
Not many days ago the ears of
the world were listening for the
news that the hour of Invasion
r „ . had arrived. Some waited with hope
^ ; j gel.; for the deliverance that would soon
be theirs. Some waited with fear
for the retribution that would come
upon them. Some waited with dread
for word of the personal sacrifice
oi their loved ones.
Our Joke Column
Neda Ruth Blakeney stepped up
to tlie desk at the library, and In-
quired, "Have you 'A Certain Rich
Mrs. D. B. Mathews, Jr., at the
desk, replied. "If I had, I wouldn't
be working here."
Wanda Marie Schmidt: "That
handsome new boy kissed me when
I wasn't looking."
Doris June Renfro: "How thrill-
ing! Then what did you do?"
Wanda Marie; "I didn't look at
SGT. HERMAN II. JAMES
Sj;t. Herman H. James, 23-year-
old ron of Mr. W. H James of
Claude, Texas. Herman Is serious
about his work and steps out lor
practice with his deadly light midl-
ine gun. He is assigned for duty
at Camp Matthews, San Francisco,
Calif. Herman is a Claude reared
boy and his father, Mr. W. H.
James, lias two other sons in Uncle
Texas, and wife have moved to
Claude and leased the building the
first door south of the Printing
Office. Mr. Geary has had over 20
years experience in vulcanizing all
grades of tires, new and old. Anoth-
er thing Mr. Gfeary promises which ' hour" for which' ml„7 had Tal'ted I
everybody will appreciate. is that j lhrough the centurles. One even-
he will give 24-hour service and a | mg the Lord Jegus sllJOd before His
positive guarantee of full life of Ihe lrlends and llfting up hts lo
tires he vulcanizes or re-caps here. | heftven ^ ..p^ the hour ls
Mr. Geary has on hand several1 tome. (Jljhu 171,
hundred pre-war tires which have Thls hour was Ul lhe mhld Qf
been repaired with a guarantee on whf,n f.hn4so wi* «>-,1
all work. These tires are strictly the fo",daZ otfslk'^to Uiemt the
rubber tires. I the world ,Eph. 1:4,. This was the Sit J S flhU"
Mr. Geary says there are three hour Ood promliied to £ve whon ttK Illght?
things that are veiy close to a Pnu i ~
man's heart today. One is his soul. seruent's head <Ger viii rhi ' E E Juciy dropped something on
No. 2 is his family, and No. 3 Is 3 foretold bv all fhe lhe •show Saturday
his tires. He will make a special pfcets who down the rentnrips wr to 11118 and makin£ a fci'eat fuss
effort not to dlstrub any of these. ()1 tj,e .nfferlnes of Christ ' nri thi. t[ylnfe to recover 11 Finally Mrs.
He started in 21 years ago taking „lorv tllflt shllllld fn1w Tt UIQU! Cayton, near him, asked what
his first lessons under the FORD ,
A chocolate carmel," replied Mr.
We read In the Bible of another ■ hlm the rest o( the evenln„
nlll* , • llrVl 1 nVl tvtnmi Vw> J ..... 1* .1
Leo Oles recently wanted to hire
a hand to harvest his oats and was
telling him he would have to get
up at three in the morning Thomas
Waggoner, Jr., asked: "Are they
wild oats?" Leo said, "No." Tom
Mrs. Maggie Jo Wright, daughter
of R. N. Rutherford of Claude, be-
came the bride ol H C. Hildebrand
of Amarillo, Tuesday evening, June
nients bring—experienced financi il j 27, 1944, at the heme of Rev. Fin-
set backs and sorrows, but she j cher, pastor of the Presbyterian
never gave up. Even after long i Church oi Amarillo.
seiges of Illness during the recent' Attendant;; were Mrs. Frank
winter when her friends believed j Spalding of Claude and Mrs. Myrtle
she would never be able to be up [ Klllen of Amarillo.
again, she would ask, "Ls the grass | Ml'• Hildebrand is employed at
greening up yet?" The coming of | Pantcx Ordiance Plant.
grass, like a miracle, seemed to I n"d Mrs. Hildebrand will be
give her new strength. Her entire iat home in Pleasant Valley in Am-
55 years as resident in the Lake- arlllc.
view Community in Armstrong Coun-
ty was spent on the original home I KENEKO MOORK
site. The site to wh?re she helped
move all their possessions, both
Mr and Mrs. Claude Renfro an-
nounce the marriage of their dau it-
household, poultry, and stock, from ,frr' Doris June, (o W. H. Moore,
(Continued Bottom Next Column) Good luck, good health, and my
God bless you—BRYAN.
> Small Quarters for a Large Man
It waa laic, and Donald Nelson, head of WPB, was sleepy, but Ihe
to him aboard an I.CT (lauding craft lank) wis so small,
the box cars in Claude that cold
December morning in 1889, driving
a team herself and bedding her
family on the ground until an 'm-
provised home was built.
This house grew as houses did
in those days, being added to In
true pioneer fashion. The two story
T shapped Luttrell house with the
age old cotton wood trees and
twin silo have stood out us a land
mark for years. Grandchildren and
great - grandcliiidren have swum
and picniced at the springs In the
"Uncle Lum" and "Aunt Molly",
as they were known to their friends
were not afraid to accept that
which was new; they were the
first always to experiment or intro-
duce new crops, fruit trees or to
invest in new inventions or mach-
inery. They supplied many families
in the Punhandle with fruit, truck,
milk, butter and eggs, taking such
produce weekly to Amarillo. Neigh-
bors depended on Uncle Lum's
threshing machine each harvest
season, and their bread was made
from corn ground by his mill. The
Luttrells maintained their individual
booth at the first county fair, ex-
hibiting grains, truck, poultry, and
The days were never so long and
laborious for Aunt Molly that rhe
was not found by the bedside of a
sick neighbor, or officiating at a
deatli or birth. The nights were
never too short for her to Xlnd
time to read, a hobby which was
her greatest source of pleasure.
She often quoted from the word
of God. and her Bible held its
rightful place on her bedside table.
The Luttrells were not only ambi-lj
tious in their own enterprise, but J
were influential In helping estab-
lish schools, churches, and all
civic improvements. They were ar-
dent supporters of the Sunday ser-
vices at Llano and Lakeview until
ill health prevented.
Besides rearing their own family,
the Luttrells took a four months
old grandson. Warner Branson,
after the death of his mother, Mae
Luttrell Brunson, Ut 1918. This
child remained in their home until
he was 1C years of age. After this
time she was wonderfully assisted
in every way by a nephew. Cliff
Ball and a grandson, Clarence Lee
Luttrell. Mr. Luttrell preceeded his
wife in death 10 years.
Mrs. Luttrell ls survived by two
sons. Arthur and Clarence, and a
Wednesday, June 28. 1944, in Am-
arillo, Texas. The couple left on a
trip for Colorado and other points
Their many friends in Claude
join in wishing them many happy
returns of the day.
"Science has made great progress
admits Joe Stephenson "but It
won't take away the pain-killing
remedy for toothache, when the
molar should be yanked out any-
TIRE CO. of Detroit, Mich.
Later Mr. Geary moved to Ft.
Worth where he had charge of the
Hank-Jordon Tire Service and Re-
pair shop. Later he was affiliated
with Johnnie Johnson Tire Co. at
2nd and Commerce at Ft. Worth.
He knows the tire business from
top to bottom and came to Claude
to give us advantage of his exper-
ience as a tire builder and tire re-
pairman. Mr. and Mrs. Geary ex-
pect to make Claude their home, to
do business here for an indeffinite
time. All he a,sks is a chance to
prove that he can and will give
your tires more mileage. He will
use nothing but the best of cord |
and pure gum rubber in his repair;
the central hour of all human his-
tory, and the greatest hour in the jucjy
life of every Christian.
For it was in this hour that the
ikm of the eternal and almighty
God invaded the realm of the god
of this world; when the Lord Jesus
plunged into the domain of sin j
ajid death and hell; when evil was 1
met in all its fury and terror, and
when the Lord of glory became sin
"All that fuss over a piece of
candy?' said Mrs. Cayton, in a ra-
the, disgusted tone.
"Yes,' said he, "my teeth are
In school last year proffessor J.
B Riddle asked Charles Knott to
make a sentence or verse with the
_. . . , . . , . . ,WOI'ds "analyze" and anatomy" in
Christ went down weighted witn | it T1le fo)lovrtng wa.s submitted:
the burden oi our guilt, that i
through death He might destroy!
him who had the power of death,
that is, the devil, and deliver them
who through fear of death were
all their lifetime subject to bond-
age (Heb. 2:14,15). He met our
work and that is why his work.^ in all their terror; He met
gives better mileage. The public is[Godv wrftth because
of our sins;
My analyze over the ocean
My analyze over the sea,
Oh, who will go over the ocean
f ud bring back my ana-to-my?
invited to call on Mr. Geary and
have a heart to heart talk about
your tire troubles. He will be ready
for actual business Monday, July
Robert Lewter knows a fellow
much in a hurry he runs up the
steps of the escalators.
Clifford Sowder, who was in a
horribly nervous condition when
getting married, appealed to the
clergyman in a loud whisper at the
close of the ceremony:
"Is—is it kisstomary to cuss the
Rev. Michael replied. "Not yet,
tfly aever Intended for a man of Nelson's belt. He spent the nlgbl j daughter. Mrs Bertha Jones, all of
Ike LCT going from Solomons Wand. Md.. to L.ltle Creek, Va.. . ^
• Mw P*rty Inspecting Easl Coast amphibious bases.
( grandchildren and nine great-grand
(Continned en Page S.)
Susanna Foster, singing star of
"Phantom of the Opera," has long I
been known in Hollywood for her ,
beautiful voice, but—! Appearing
in "This Is The Life," her new film,
in which she co-stars with Donald
O'Connor and Peggy Ryan, Su-
sanna waa asked to poac for some
bathing suit pictures, and, as al-
ways, nhe refused. After much per-
suasion she consented, and look at
(Newsletter by Gene Worley, Mem-
ber of Congress for the week of
July 3-8, 1944)
Everyone clearly recalls the eco-
nomic chaos which was one of the
aftermaths of tne last World War.
Millions who wanted to work and
who were able to work could not
find jobs. Soup kitchens and bread-
lines to feed the starving populace
were set up. Agricultural products
could not be sold and many far-
mers lost their farms. Business,
both big and little, felt the clanuiiy
hand ot bankruptcy on their
throats. Grass and woods grew in
This nation cannot afford an-
other such catastrophe. And one
big step taken to avoid the same
crisis was taken on January 26,
1944, when the House of Represen-
tatives set up a Special House Com-
mittee—the Committee on Postwar
Economic Policy and Planning.
The wide scope of its authority
and work can be grouped under
tlie following ten subjects:
1. Equitable termination of war
2 Disposition of surplus war com-
modities and Government - owned
plants in a manner to protect the
Government and prevent the floor-
ing of domestic markets.
3. Insure the continuation of free
enterprise and bring about a ces-
sation of wartime regimentation of
4. Maintenance of the standard
of the American way of life.
5. New markets, both foreign and
domestic, for increased production.
6. Problems of demobilization and
el feet on unemployment.
7. Reemployment of demobilized
soldiers and war workers.
8. Public works—Federal. State,
and local—to the extent necessary
to absorb the slack in employment
by private industry.
9 Careful analyzation of FVderal
statutes to determine which will
retard and which will aid success-
ful post-war conversion.
10 Generally to study the pro-
blems and make recommendations
for the reconversion of a highly
geared war machine economy to a
peacetime basis with a minimum
ot government direction.
He met Satan's power.
Christ won the vcitory. Sin had I
no hold on Him, death could not I
keep Him, the grave could not hold
Him. He rose a victor over all the !
hosts of Hell and today is r>x-1
alted and sits on the right hand
And because He lives, we shall
live ah.0. His victory Is ours, and
we can shout with the apostle
Paul, "Thanks be unto God who
always eauseth us to triumph in
Christ" ill Cor. 2 141. We can live
each day in the joy of knowing that |,ne to act as bridegroom."
He that is in us is greater than he j —
that is in the world (I John 4:4). J Johnnie Moore's birthday drew
near. Talk was being handied a-
bout the living room as to what
he would like lor a present. He
said he wanted a dog.
Said Alta: "Why, Johnnie, you
don't need a dog; you have a nice
blue plush one now."
Frowning deeply. Johnnie replied
"That's not the kind. I want one
Seeking an interview with hU
commanding officer, Sam W. Jones
shyly asked for a special leave.
"Humph?" said the C. O "And
what do you want it for?"
"Well, sir," wa.s the bashful re-
ply, "a lady friend of mine is being
married, and—er—she rather wants
HHS ATORNEY GENERAL
Ft. Worth, July 7—State Senator
Jesse E. Martin is on an extensive
state-wide tow presenting to the
voters his qualifciations for attor-
ney general. "During the next ad-
ministration of the attorney gener-
al," Senator Martin, the only ex-
serviceman in this race, Is telling
the people "many problems will a-
lise in the attorney general's office
that will deal directly with the re-
turning soldier, his widow, his or
GREAT WHEAT CROP
For the past two weeks wheat
has been pouring into Claude by
phans or his dependent parents. I million. Pick-ups, trailers and
believe an ex-serviceman, otherwise j '•ruc'i-s were seen standing to line
qualified, will be better able to solve Jfor both elevators, many times a
these vital problems than a man j m''e long, all waiting for their
who has never been in the service." j turn. Monday we noticed them
lined up from the Nelson Grain
Rosie the riveter will like to'Elevator and Weeks & Bagwell cle-
return to her post-war kitchen vator clear back through town. Yes,
for it will have so many me- it is a million dollar wheat crop
chanlca,l gadgets for her to work and our farmers are coming into
on. their own.
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