Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, January 7, 1944 Page: 2 of 12
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I ta toaPoatOtttot at Claude
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In this Trade Territory, year....$1.50
Outalde Trade Territory, year...SJ.50
News matter accepted up to Wed-
nesday morning of each week. Ad-
vertising accepted up to Thursday
noon. Want Ads only 2c a word on
all except First Page. First Page,
3c word. Card of Thanks 2c Word
tag the past two years: In 1M3,
tires, effective January 8, Automo-
biles, effective February 2, Type-
writers, effective March 13, Sugar,
effective April 28, National Gaso-
line, effective December 1, Bicy-
cles, effective May 18, Rubber
Footwear, effective September 29
Fuel OU, effective October 22, Cof-
fee, effective November 21, and
Heating Stoves, effective December.
In 1843, shoes effective Feb-
ruary 7, processed foods, effective
March 1, and meats and fats
effective March 29.
In order to take care of the
huge amount of work the ration-
ing and price programs demand,
the Boards have had to greatly
enlarge their personnel. Today In
the seventy-one counties in this
district the number of Board mem-
bers has been increased from 213
to 980 Board members, not count-
ing the hundreds of men and wo-
men who assist the boards regu-
larly. All Board members are un
paid volunteer workers.
A characteristic expression of the
attitude these thousands of vo-
lunteers have towards their work
in the rationing and price con-
trol programs Is found in a re-
cent report to OPA by the chair-
man of the Delta, Colorado, Board.
This man wrote, "Since the in-
ception of rationing, allotments
and price control, we have plodded
along without any sensational acts
or achievements. We have tried to
do our duty to our fellowmen and
to our Government as we were
given the Intelligence to see that
right. We have consistently borne
in mind the fact that we were
at wax and that we are at a
— critical stage of American History
Selective Service officials advise and decisions. We have allowed this
hat every able bodied man of mill- fact t° guide our efforts and our
tary age will be In uniform bet
the end of 1944. Who Is gotng
raise the neoessary food, and furn
ish the tools to keep these men • — •««—«>
fighting? Who Is going to buy the are striving for the best interest
bonds to finance all of these men? °' People as a whole—and
-Canyon News. noL°f * minority few."
The other side of the picture
WE have a copy of The Claude ls presented with typical Yankee
Argus, dated March 5th 1890. When! bluntness ln thls epitaph proposed
less than 3 more months have Chairman of the War
Price and Rationing Board in War-
rick, Massachussetts,—"Here lies
buried a member of the Warrick
Rationing Board. He served with-
out hope of reward. He received
f& F. A. RATION ROARM SOOTON DEMOCRATIC
' The Roards have handled the PARTY?
following rationing programs dor- Will the next President of the
"" United States be elected bar the
House of Representatives rather
than by the electoral ooUege?
This is at least a possibility
Senators Byrd, (Vs.), Bailey, (N
C.), Smith, (S. C.), as well as a
number of Southern governors
have threatened the formation of
a Southern Democratic Party. If
formed, with Senator Byrd as the
nominee for President, It might
carry a number of Southern
states. In that case, If the elec-
tion ls otherwise close, the House
of Representatives might elect the
The Constitution provides that
a majority of the electoral college
(at the present time 286 out of
531) must vote for the same man.
Whenever there ls a third party
ln the field the possibility In-
creases that no one of the three
men gets a majority. In that case
the House of Representatives e
This has happened twice be
fore. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson,
and in 1824, John Qulncy Adams
were elected by the House.
And he said unto her, daughter
thy faith hath made thee whole
go In peace.—Mark 5:21-34.
As soon as Jesus heard the word
that was spoken, he salth unto the
ruler of synagogue, be not afraid
only believe.—Mark 8:35-43.
As we said, several years ago.
every man and wife with four to
six children should have $8,000
cold cash left to his family, after
all expenses are paid, before he
is asked to pay one penny of In-
come Tax. The odds are against
large families—the more children
the more income tax—while those
with \ o children save money. It
will take that to care for a family
that every able bodied man of mill- fact t0 guide our efforts and our
tary age will be In uniform before accomplishments. Our decisions
- ■ —*— t0 have not always met with approv-
al of those we are called upon to
deal with; however, we realize wo
Mn. Rulah Lee Rodgers passed
away at her home near Morlarty,
New Mexico, at 5:45 p. m„ Decem-
ber 21, IMS., after an Illness of
seven years. She was born Nov.
17th, 1872 In Iuka, Miss., and mov-
ed to Dallas, Texas at the age of
five with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Rufus Pratt, and three sisters.
For the past forty years Mrs.
Rodgers has made her home in
Claude, Texas and Morlarty New
Mexico. She has been a member of
the Methodist Church since child-
hood. Although having been away
from Claude for the past twenty
years she has retained her mem-
bership here. As long as she was
active she would aid by word or
deed any one in distress or sick-
ness. Even after her illness a
visitor would leave her bedside in
better spirits from the results of
She ls survived by her husband
R. C. Rodgers, and a son and
daughter by a former marriage,
viz: Fred T. Collins of Houston,
Texas, and Mrs. Faye Watson of
Claude, Texas; and two sisters,
Mrs. Nannie Haugh, and Mrs. J.
- D. Bruton of Dallas, Texas; two
Assume that at the election grand-children Mrs. Frances Traub
next November, with three tick- of Amarlllo, Texas; and Wade Wat-
ets ln the field, no candidate son who Is now on active duty In
gets a majority. The House of the U. S. Navy; also many others
Representatives elected next No- relatives and a host of friends,
vember would meet on January Reverend J. F. Michael,
, 945, and proceed to elect a Claude and Reverend Birch of Mo-
President. This possibility makes riarty, New Mexico, conducted the
the election of Congressmen next services.
year of greater importance than
Under the Constitution, the dridge, Tom Collins, Elliott Weeks,
ouse votes by states, each state and Earnest Hawkins of Moriarty.
having one vote. The choice is Flower girls were Mrs. Bruce
limited to one of the three ob- Cobb, Mrs. Bates Walker, Mrs. Tom
Iw .8, ! 8 ' nUmber 0f Colllns. Mrs. Floyd Wilson. Mrs.
electoral votes, and a majority of Leon McFarland, Mrs. Sallie Ma-
is C 15 25 °Ut ot thews' Mrs- c- B Hunter, Mrs
48 states, is necessary to a choice. Roy Woods and Mrs. Mai Right
less than 3 more months have
passed this Argus paper will be
54 years old. It was addressed
to Frank Slay, a Hardware dealer
ln Claude 54 years ago. J. Frank
Sewell, who was twice elected
County Tax Assessor, of Arm-
strong county, worked for many
years as clerk ln Mr. Slay's store
Mr. Sewell ls still with us, a Car-
penter, after having reared a fa-
mily of two girls and two boys.
At a later date than above Mr.
DID YOU KNOW-
That the American people now
bear the heaviest tax burden of
any country in the world?
xxi. a iabci uuio man kiaivc iwi. That the per capita tax burden
Sewell owned a Hardware and 'n the United States, Including
n 1A . 1 ■ « . m IftWiirO 1 pfntn nl\il lnnnl <. ••/>_ I..
MANUFACTURE of two billion THFY A„K pnp
ration tokens, smaller In size and
Furniture store at Goodnight Tex-
THERE is talk of placing a ceil
Ing on Second Hand Cars. This
may prove a lowering of prices.
Whether It does or does not we
bought New cars, at one time, for
$890 each and now that same
car Second hand, can be sold for
$500 to $600 dollars More than it
cost when new. You can sell your
second hand car for $575 to $675
now and go to that same car
dealer a few weeks later and the
price ls $1175 to $1275. It ls better
to have your old car fixed up.
than to pay $500 to $600 to the
deader for fixing up your old car
for you. In less than two years
after the war is over, New cars that
are now selling for $1475, many
of them, will be selling below $500.
Henry Ford sold ears for less than
$500 and Ford will do that again
in less than two years after the
AS BEFORE stated, there are
only three ways to settle this
300 BILLION DOLLAR Govern-
ment Debt we are going to make
by the time the war Is over. First;
Since it is people of the U. 8. A.
owetag the U. S. A. 300 BILLION
DOLLARS, Just cancel the debt
and the U. 8. A. does not owe
the U. 8. A. anything whatever.
Second: Just follow the Consti-
tution, which says: "Congress shall
have power to coin money and
regulate the value thereof", just
print up or coin the money—
Thus following our constitution—
and pay off a part of this enor-
mous debt each year until the
whole debt is paid off and not
cost the Government one penny in
taxes. This is the Way the Con-
stitution directs our Congress to do
it, and this ls the lawful and right
way to do it. Third; tax the A-
merlcan people for over 100 years;
tax them out of a house and home,
tax them until they go hungary
and haven't enough clothes to
hide their neckedness. Tax them
until 90 per cent of their hard
earnings ls taken away from them
to pay off such an enormous and
un-heard of debt. The first way
ls not bad but gome call that
confiscation, so why not try the
second way, the CONSTITUTION-
AL WAY and It will cost our tax
payers nothing whatever. The first
or second way should cost tax
payers nothing. Now, it is this
editor's private opinion, publically
expressed, that this 300 BILLION
DOLLARS ENORMOUS TAX WILL
BE CARRIED OUT the last way
mentioned above, which is the
Wrong Way and the Un-Constitu-
lional Way. What do you say?"
Dont be afraid to "Speak out
federal, state and local taxes, ls
$357; in Great Britain $291?
That the federal tax load of
the American people this year will
approximate $43'i billion, plus
state and local taxes of $10 billion
—or a total tax load of more than
$53 billion per annum?
That federal expenditures in the
United States for the current year
be carried on for some time af-
ter the duration. The order calls
for more than a billion red tokens
to be used in making change—
ration change—in buying meats
and fats, ojid nearly a billion blue
tokens to be used in buying pro
Uncle 8am increased the num-
ber of tokens on order because
the folks ln Washington decided It
is necessary to have an adequate
supply to meet all needs etjytlng
from the day the plan goes Into
effect. By receiving the size of the
tokens, however, the total num-
ber is being more than doubled
without increasing the quanity of
limited material originally allocat
ed for token manufactures.
The new ration token plan will
go into effect on Sunday, Febru-
ary 27, 1944. Food retailers will
get their supply of tokens from
banks, upon application, about Feb
are expected to reach $90 to $95 BOYCE HOUSE' 500 JOKE BOOK
billion; in Great Britain about $23
That since 1933 the federal tax
burden of the American people
has been increased twentyfold—
from two billions annually to inore
than forty billions?
That as President Roosevelt has
truly said, "taxes are paid in the
sweat of every man who labors"?
1944 FARM MACHINERY OUT-
Manufacture of repair parts for
farm machinery in 1944 will not
be restricted, and production of
needed types of equipment will
be about double the output of 1943.
This outlook ls based upon the
total overall materials authorized
by the War Production Board for
making, planting, tillage and har-
vesting equipment during the year.
Comparably, it is about 80 per cent
of the 1940 production, a year in
which manufacture was relatively
According to information from
the War Food Administration to
the A. and M. College Extension
Service, sufiicient tonnage of car-
bon steel has been authorized to
manufacturers to meet the entire
machinery and repair parts sche-
dule for domestic use.
Returning Congressmen are ad-
vising their home communities that
if they want local Improvement
programs after the war they must
pay for these and not look to
Washington. While the federal gov-
ernment is being plunged Into debt
which will total 300 billions before
long, state and local governments
are doing the wise thing by get-
ting out of debt during the war.
In this manner communities should
be able to pay for these needed
improvements without rushing out
and asking for federal grants.
The Claude News Editor has
just received Boyce House' New
Book "I Give you Texas with 500
Jokes of The Lone Star State"
Col. House wrote in ink on the
title page the following: "To Col.
Thos. T. Waggoner, Dean of Pan-
handle Editors, and my Good
Friend, in a tribute to a Life of
Service, to your Fellow Man, and
wishing you an abundent and Hap
py 1944", Sincerely BOYCE HOUSE.
Many thanks Col. House, and
may your shadow never grow dim-
mer, and that 1944 will bring to
our nation PEACE. May political
and financial success award you
liberally during the new year 1944.
OUR FOURTH BOND DRIVE
Announcing $395,000,000, (mill-
ions) as the goal set for Texas'
share in the $14,000,000,000 (bill-
ions) Fourth War Loan Drive, Na-
than Adams of Dallas, State
Chairman for the volunteer bond
sales-force throughout Texas, Sa
turday mailed to each chairman
quota for a sales effort designed
FARM CREDIT BOARD
Judge 8. A. Llndsey of Tyler
and Jake Schwartz of Uvalde have
been reappointed by Governor A.
G Black of the Farm Credit Ad-
ministration as directors of the
Farm Credit Board In the Houston
district, according to an announce-
ment by Jack Shelton, general a-
gent of the Farm Credit, Admini-
stration of Houston. Judge Llndsey
was reappointed as director-at-
of plain citizens than have ever
Texas by local county chairmen.
and signed J
payment for ranch work ln full.
checks for strangers.
i- been announced. Everything possi-
;- ble will be done during 1944 to
hospital council ln Clarendon, Jan
— .v^vu.ku uureun-ai- uary 15, at 2:00 p. m. This meet- Die win De none during 11144 to
large and Mr. Schwartz as district Ing is open to anyone wishing to assist the farmer to get the need-
director to serve three year terms, | attend. Those wishing to go should ed machinery, labor and fertilizer.
Beginning January 1, 1944. contact Mrs. Ed Rogers Buy War Bonds And Stamps I
Active pallbearers were Earl
Blanton, Claude Howe, B. C. Wool
more than twice the number call- *™anU°' TeX" DeC' 30—A11 the
ed for ln the original plan was 28,131 members ln the 92 BaPtist
started this week for Uncle' Sam churches of District 10, embracing
by a Cincinnati company. This .
makes it look as If rationing will ^ bf g7T a"
be carried on for enm* Hmn nf. share in raising $3,
nineteen Northwest Texas counties,
will be given an opportunity to
i,000,000 cash for
the additional endowment of the
18 Baptist schools and hospitals
owned by the Baptist General Con-
vention of Texas, it was announced
here today by Rev. J. C. McKen-
zie, district missionary for the de-
nomination, who will lead up that
effort in this district.
Is Your Subscription Out!
Want Ads only 2c a word; Fir;i
We Wish Our Friends And
P A T R 0 N S A
Very Prosperous 1944
i Yours To Please
6th & Taylor Amarillo
MAY PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS
Come To Ever One Of Our
And Job Printing Patrons During
THE NEW YEAR 1944
THE CLAUDE NEWS
In the 254 counties of Texas a - - >6 11UL
letter giving the individual county's on the contour, seeding drilled
(Continued from First Page)
The limited practices are carried
out according to the allowance set
up for the individual farm. This
allowance is the sum of the fol-
lowing figures: 75 cents per acre
for each acre of cropland on the
farm, plus, 6 cents per acre for
each of posture or range land on
the farm. The practices to be
used for earning this production
practice allowance arc about the
same as those used in 1943. Some
few 1943 practices have been eli-
minated and two new practices
have been added. Payment will be
made for establishing a satis-
factory cover of rye grass or small
grains, except wheat, seeded in
the fall of 1943,. provided the small
grain Is not harvested for grain.
The other new practice payment
is for the harvesting of much
needed legume grass seeds. The
new program year starts on De-
cember 1, 1943 in Armstrong coun-
The unlimited practices are re-
garded as very essential to war
production and the government
proposes to pay the farmer for
all of these practices to the ex-
tent thqt they are carried out on
his farm, in addition to the pay-
ment earned on limited practiccs.
The UNLIMITED practices are ter-
racing, drainage ditches, pasture
mowing, elimination of prickly
pear, cactus, mesqulte, cedar and
under brush, and the consturc-
tion of one tank or dam on each
farm not in excess of 2.000 cubic
yards of material moved, establish-
ment of field strip-cropping not
crops on the contour, and border
to place more bonds ln the hands planting of sorghums, sudan grass,
millet and broomcorn.
« cici — W.VU..IVU4H,
before been distributed In any pre- When Miss Cantrell was asked
vlous bond drive. " ~l—
if she thought the farmers would
— — v. — inuiltio WUU1U
County quotas was announced take advantage of the provision
Monday or Tuesday throughout of the practice program in 1944
production of needed food and feed
since they are going all-out for
crops of the war effort, she sain,
'The average farmer ls a mast
J. T. McWhlrter received a forg- „ u 11I>A>V
ed check for $16 25 last week. This patriotic fellow but he ls ln busi-
check was made out ln Red Ink n£ss 10 make money and he has
" " T. Adkinson for found that these production prac-
tices get more production per acre
PUT KITCHEN FATS TO WORK
With fats end oils rationed, America's housewives have a valuable source
of cooking Fats in meat drippings, (at trimming) from uncooked meat, cured port
rinds, and fat skimmings from soups and stew*
HOW TO RENDER FAT
1. Trim excess fat from all un-
cooked meat and keep In
refrigerator until ready to
2. Chop fine or grind.
3. Render In double boiler.
4. Strain through eloth.
5. Cool to room temperature.
6t Cover tightly and store In
refrigerator. IMay be
mixed with other rendered
fat or drippings which have
7. Use for baking, frying, and
They can be saved and used for baking, frying,
Use of these fats is vital to the government**
fat conservation program. If all cannot be used
in the kitchen, the surplus and waste fat should j
be sold to a retail meat dealer as fats ere a vet.)
uable source of glycerin used to manufacture
ammunition. One pound fur-
nishes enough glycerin to fire
four 37-millimeter anti-aircraft
Kitchen fat can be valuable
in the war effort. Save it!
Use it I
TYPICAL RECIPES USING SALVAGED KITCHEN FATS
2 cups flour teaspoon salt
A cup dripping! or 3 to 6 tablespoons
rendered fat cold water
Sift flour, measure, add salt and sift again. Cut in cold
fat until particles arc about sire of peas. AdJ cold Hater,
little at a time, mixing quietly and evenly through flotir
with a fork until dough just holds in a ball. Use as little
water as possible. Chill before rolling. This makes enough
pastry for a two-crust 9-inch pie. Roll the dough to about
one-eighth inch in thickness.
BAKING POWDER BISCUITS
3 cups flour 3 to 6 tablespoon*
«M P°on baking / rendered fat of
1 teaspoon salt 1 CUp milk
Mix and sift dry ingredients. Cut in cold fat. Add the
milk all at one time. Stir with a fork until the dough rUngs
in a ball. I urn on a lightly floured surface and knead gently
for one half minute. Pat or roll one half inch thick and cut
with a email biscuit cutter, dipped in flour. Place on baking
sheet and bake in a hot oven (450 F.) for 12 to 15 minutes.
4 tablespoon* Vl teaspoon salt
rendered fat or
1 cup sugar, ,,'4,
\l cup milk
iVt cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon flavor
Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat well
with a rotary beater. Batter should be light and
smooth. Pour into deep layer pan and cover
evenly with the following mixture: l/j, cup grated
sweet chocolate or cocoanut and '/j cup finely
chopped nuts. Bake in a slow oven (350 F.) for
35 to 40 minutes.
CRACKLING CORN URCAI)
2 cup. corn meat 2 irupoon. ult
'/l cup .ifted flour 1 egg, beaten
3 teaspoon. baking 2 cup. milt
p°wdc* | cup cracHing,
Chop crackling, (the cri.p brown picft.
left after fat i. rendered) or put through food
grinder. Sift together dry ingredients, add milk
to which beaten egg lia. been added, and mi*
well. Stir in crackling.. Pour mix-lire into
greased pan and bake in hot oven (-I2V F.) JO to
40 minutes, or until well browned.
5 cups flour 2 cups bcown sugar
1 tablet|H>on soda
1 tablespoon ginger
1 cup rendered fat
1 teaspoon vinegar
'l cup dark
Sift flour once, measure and sift again with
sod.i, salt and ginger. Cream fat, add sugar and
continue creaming. Add beaten eggs, vinegar
and moLssc . Add dry ingredients and mil. Roll
in balls tin si/e of a walnut. Place on a cookie
sheet and bake in a moderately hot ovess
(400 F.) for twelve to fifteen minutes. Yield:
Missouri Valley Workers Take War Bonds Instead of Checks
• - ••••«•• nviK IN 1UU. D- - v f>uuuv.viuu Jjn auic
It was made out for not over w'th the same amount of labor
$16.25 made by a cheek protector nnd machinery and he Is certainly
which was duly signed and % Ko'ng to take advantage of the
check calculated to deceive mast Provisions of the 1944 pioduction
people. Be careful not to cash practice program."
Many of the rates of payments
for carrying out practices have
been Increased above the rates
RED CROSS —
"The Red Cross had material P*'d In 19*3 to partly off-set the
for four hundred embarkation kits Increased cost of labor and seed.
Indications are that there will be
„ —r «n adequate price support program
There ls also knitting material for to assure the farmer a faa return
Army sweaters and helmets and fr°m the crops that he ls be-
Navy mufflers. Ing asked to produce but this
There will be a meeting of the phase of the program has not
;rc MfSSOlJR! VAOEY
: amn eo .
' i'AVtNOfH 'KAKSAS
Leavenworth, Kansas.—Mare than 20* ot the i .
P*"y,PUt r«r <*«« • week1, pay lot* War Bonds he?e ,VVls?0url V*llf> Br>dfc and Iron C<
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