The Shackelford County Leader (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 21, 1943 Page: 3 of 4
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1943
THE SHACKELFORD COUNTY LEADER
Texas Women Mobilizing To
Fight Infantile Paralysis
MRS. C. C. CADY
Mrano is experiencing the coldest
weather of the year. It has lasted
three days now, without a let-up.
The Lone Star Gas company keeps
a complete record of temperatures
and reports three degrees below
zero. The water pipes were frozen
in many homes. Poultry and live-
stock suffered unless they were
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Moran school closed Tuesday un-
til the weather moderates, because
it was impossible to keep the build-
ing warm. The cold spell did not
hinder work on the Methodist
church and workmen considered
themselves fortunate in having fin-
ished the new roof on the building
before the change. Painting the
interior is now in progress and
when the work is all done, there
will be no bills left unpaid, mem-
bers report. This is encouraging,
especially to the new pasor, Rev. D.
Egger, who has expressed his
thanks to all who contributed to the
fund for church repairs.
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Despite the unusually cold wea-
ther, the Methodist ladies report
their Tuesday night supper a suc-
cess, both socially and financially.
The basement was warm and they
had plenty of food. The chicken
pie was a favorite and hot chili cer-
tainly did not go begging. The
warmth and comfort of the place
caused all to take plenty of time to
eat and enjoy the evening. There
were many delicious pies—five dif-
ferent kinds—and we sampled the
banana cream and orange chiffon,
made by Mrs. Basham. The proof
of the pudding was in the eating.
Four members of the Defense
Guard were present for the supper
and we scarcely recognized our
next door neighbors as they ap-
peared in the handsome uniforms.
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Skating"on leg' has been the order
this week for many of the high
school students. It has been many
years since a cold spell has brought
the ice skating sport to this com-
munity and it was perhaps, the
first such experience for most of
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Surratt
and son, Tommy, were visitors in
Fort Worth Sunday.
For the better class of printing,
try the Leader first. Phone 16.
MORAN LUNCHEON CLUB
The Luncheon club met Wednes- j
day with 14 members present. In
the absence of Toastmaster A. A.
Smith and the vice president, Fred
Smith, L. L. Walker presided at the
Rev. D. L. Egger, Mrs. Egger and
Mrs. Elmer Davis were guests of
the club and the Rev. Egger gave
a short talk on Moses, the Hebrew
Prophet. He spoke of the spirit-
ual qualities, courage, devotion, and
unwavering faith in God, as a
character study and the beginning
of our Democratic Government.
Every one enjoyed Bro. Egger's
talk and the presence of the visit-
No business was transacted. The
program committee will put on a
magic show next week. Come out i
and enjoy it. The meeting ad-
journed with the pledge to the
Zi'ic t yAfMieu if OK fir
twe WATWOIAt fOWWA'*'
Under the leadership of Mrs. George H. Pittman, Dallas, Texas women
in 200 counties are mobilizing for the fight against infantile paralysis.
Mrs. Pittman is vice-chairman, in charge of women's organization for
the Celebration of the President's- Birthday, January 30. She is seen
here installing a "Jumbo" coin collector in one of the Dallas banks.
More than 1,000 women are working with Mrs. Pittman to raise funds
to battle the dread disease.
KEEP YOUR HENS
MORAN POST OFFICE
SHOWS GOOD GAIN
Postmaster C. Harper reports
that the Moran post office did more
than $500 increase in business in
December, 1942, over the same
month of the previous year. The |
principal gain was in air mail, post- J
age and package service to men in
service, he said.
This substantial increase and the
additional work placed on the post
office force through the sale of
war saving bonds and stamps, was
handled without extra help. Post-
master Harper, Mrs. Harper, and
their assistant, Mrs. Estelle March-
banks, and the two rural mail car-
riers, Mr. Donawho and Wiley Wil-
liams, handled all the business. The
postmaster also reports that the
schools and clubs of Moran are do-
ing some fine work in selling
stamps and bonds.
The Woman's Society of Chris-
tian Service of the Methodist
church met in regular session Mon-
day in the basement of the church,
with ten members and one visitor,
Mrs. Elmer Davis, of Okmulgee,
Mrs. Clois Clinton was in charge
of the program, the subject of
which was The Christian's Respon-
sibility in Building Peace after-
War. During the business session
the ladies completed plans for the
cafeteria supper to be served the
The WSCS of the Methodist
church served a cafeeria supper
Tuesday night in the basement oi
the church. There was a goodly
number served despite the highly
unfavorable weather. Generous
amounts of delicious food were
served each guest at a reasonable
price. The ladies express thanks to
all who assisted in the supper and
to those who patronized the ladies.
Proceeds will be used in the church
and relatives in Moran over the
week-end and attended services at
the Baptist church Sunday. The
Copp family now live at Long
and for you!
AMERICA needs billions of dollars to build the
enormously expensive sinews of war. Defense
Stamps will help pay the bill*
VOU can now purchase Defense Stamps every
day with even greater convenience—because
from now on we're selling them at each of our
cash registers. Invest regularly in the world's,
safest security at ' "
THE MORAN NATIONAL
AMONA CLASS MEETS
WITH MRS. RAYMOND
The Amona Class held their
monthly business meeting in the
home of Mrs. F. R. Raymond. New
officers were appointed for the next
quarter. They were: 1st vice pres-
ident, Mrs. Rucker; 2nd vice presi-
dent, Mrs. Jim Parrish; 3rd vice
president, Mrs. Bob Dennis; and
4th vice president, Mrs. Paul
Harper; vice president, Mrs. Shel-
ton; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Paul
The president read the "Stan-
dard of Excellence," and everyone
was urged to try to be a 100% at
It was voted that the business
meeting be the first Friday in each
month. The next meeting will be
February 5, with Mrs. Palmer.
Mrs. Rucker gave the devotional,
Matthew 6:25-31. Mrs. Palmer had
planned several interesting games
for the social hour.
The hostess served a delicioiis
plate of cake and ice tea.
Those present were Mmes. Pfcul
Harper, J. C. Hess, Laird Locke,
Palmer, Conley, Bob Dennis, Siiel-1
ton, LaQue, Rucker, MoLemore,
Jim Parrish, and hostess and
teacher, Mrs. F. R. Raymond.
Mrs. F. R. Raymond was hostess
to the Delphian club in her home
Tuesday, January 19. Mrs. V. L.
Rucker was welcomed as a new
The Spanish lesson was con-
ducted by the president, Mrs. Ray-
mond in the absence of the regular
Mrs. Wiley Williams was leader
of the program; Life and Letters of
Paul was given by Mrs. A. A.
Palmer. Mrs. Bob Dennis was a
guest and favored the club with
The hostess served a refresh-
ment plate to Mmes. Rucker, J. M.
Townsend, W. C. Allen, R. L. Mar-
tin, R. A. Elliott, Ida Leftwich, F.
N. Hassen, R. C. Black, and Mrs.
H. R. Roberts and Dennis, guests.
PARTY GIVEN FOR
MRS. DELLA MERRITT
Honoring Mrs. Delia Merritt
Wednesday afternoon on her birth-
day, friends gathered in the home
| of Mrs. Hillie Dorsey.
Following an afternoon of quilt-
ing, refreshments of sandwiches
and hot chocolate were served. A
friendship quilt and many lovely
to the hon-
Those wishing Mrs. Merritt many
more happy birthdays were Mmes.
Joe Dorsey, Floyd Bills, L. M. Den-
nis, Will Hallmark, John Henry,
j Dave Bell, Don Hallmark, Herman
i Dorsey, John Donawho, Jim Hagar,
Mrs. Mary E. Townsend, Mrs.
Alice Cunningham and Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Cady,' of Moran were
shopping and transacting other
business in Cisco today.
All of these persons read the j Jeff Fite, Edwin -Merritt, Hillie
Cisco Daily Press regularly and i Dorsey and Cole Jackson, and
Mrs. Cady stated that an advertise- i Janette and Cecil Dorsey, Treva
ment in the Press of Thursday,
January 14, was the direct cause of
their coming to Cisco today. It was
the opinion of the whole party thai
when a business man failed to ad-
vertise, he lost many dollars
through the years. Much of Cis-
co's out-of-town trade is brought
though advertising, Mrs. Cunning-
Mrs. Townsend is the widow of
the late R. H. Townsend, who was
for many years the head of Moran's
leading general merchandise store.
—From Cisco Daily Press.
INFANT CHILD DIES
Funeral for Wanda Gale Woods,
eight-month-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Troy Woods, was held Sunday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Meth-
odist church with the pastor, Rev.
D. L. Egger, conducting. Funeral
arrangements were under direction
of A. J. Taylor.
Wanda Gale was born May 10,
1942, and died January 16, 1943.
Immediate cause of her death was
given as influenza. Two of the
child's cousins were pallbearers.
Burial was in the Dennis cemetery.
SAVE TIME AND
It is poor economy
to do without a tele-
phone when it costs so
much extra time and
rubber in making un-
necessary trips to de-
liver a message.
Be economical and patriotic—
Use the Telephone
T. P. Bearden, Baird, Texsu
Hallmark and LaVerne Dorsey.
DEFENSE GUARD IN
The Texas Defense Guard met
Tuesday night, January 19, 1943 at
the American Legion hall in Mo-
ran, Texas. The weather would
no tpermit drilling, and the group
spent their meeting time at the hall
studying the General Orders.
After the study period the group
was served coffee, hot chocolate
and cookies furnished by the Texas
Defense Guard, Co. "C" and pre-
pared by Mess Sgt. E. A. Cuno and
Sgt. Claude Brooks.
50 cent reduction on
Let us make Ivour In-
come Tax Return.
Fred C. Srrtiki end
J. W. Cunningham
CHRISTIAN LADIES AID
The Christian Ladies Aid met
Monday at the church. Election of
officers was in order and the fol-
lowing were elected: president,
Mrs. Wiley Williams; secretary and
press reporter, Mrs. B. A. Elliott;
treasurer, Mrs. Mary E. Townsend.
The Rev. Otto Marshall was prjes-
eut Sunday and the day was so
cold that the congregation fell off
but we hope for better attendance
on his next visit. He is a fine
speaker and brings a spiritual mes-
sage that should be helpful to all.
New lessons were assigned to mem-
bers. Please be present next Mon-
day, January 25.
Ben Hubbert of Graham visited
in Moran Sunday and taught the
Men's Bible class at the Methodist
church. About 15 former members
were present which was a good at-
tendance considering the severe
Mrs. Floyd Pool who was called
to Corsicana two weeks ago be-
cause of the illness of her father, is
expected home this week. Her
father is reported improving.
Floyd C. Pool and Fred Smith
made a business trip to Houston,
Mrs. Pearl Smart returned home
from a two weeks visit in Abilene
with Mrs. Zelma Pope and Mrs.
Mrs. Clyde Copp visited friends
J. J. Talbott, local MKT station
agent, is on a 12-day vacation and
his place is being filled by G S.
Schwartz of Brownwood.
Mrs. Elmer Davis has returned
to her home at Okmulgee, Okla.,
after a 10-days visit here in the
home of her daughter, Mrs. D. L.
Egger. She reports she fell in love
with Moran and its people.
Stockholders of the Moran Na-
ran National Bank have postponed
their meeting until February 1,
when the annual election of offi-
cers will be held.
A. A. Smith is spending the week
in Austin with his family.
■ Joyce Rountree who is employed
at a studio in Sweetwater, spent
the week-end with home folks.
RED CROSS WORK
TO BE RESUMED
The Moran Red Cross sewing
room has been moved into the
corner building and will soon be
ready to resume work. They have
been delayed because of having no
permit to get gas in the building to.
warm it up workers. They hope to.
have workers busy this week.
The Red Cross room has resumed
work after being delayed for sever-
al weeks on account of a gas per-
mit. Ladies are working on the
kit bags and house wife bags. Also
more quilts are being made.
Latest donors to the kit bag fund
are Mrs. d. B. Snyder, Mrs. Sam-
uel Diller and Mrs. Floyd Pool.
OUR HONOR ROLL
Our honor roll is very light this
week which we credit to the ex-
tremely bad weather which kept
everyone as closely confined as
possible to avoid the cold. How-
ever, our thanks go to three sub-
scribers for renewals and one new-
subscriber, as follows:
Mrs. J. S. Dennis
Mrs. Clay Duke
T. L. Ledbetter
Mrs. T. L. Purvis, Wichita Falls.
SUN.-MONDAY, JAN. 24-25
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HATTIE McDANIEL • WILLIAM TRACY • Dliecinl by
WILLIAM KEIGHLEY • Screen Play by Everett
Freeman • From the Stage Play by Moss Hart and
George S. Kaufman • Produced by Sam Harrn
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