The Shackelford County Leader (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 7, 1943 Page: 1 of 4
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The Shackelford County Leader
Old Vol. 31, No. 15—New Vol. 4, No. 52
Albany, Texas, Jan. 7; 1943
Subscription, Per Year, $1.00
Killed in Action
NEARLY $100,000 INVOLVED IN RANCH DEAL
Lieut. C. M. Isbell, son of Lieut.
Col. and Mrs. J. F. Isbell, former
residents of Albany, but now of
£1 Paso, who was killed in action
while on a bombing mission
somewhere over occupied France,
on Nov. 23, 191'2.
Quota Exceeded in
Bond and Stamp Sales
Shackelford county exceeded its
quota on the war bonds and stamps
sales last year, according to report |
of the county chairman, John F.
Sedwick. With an assessment of
$295,000 for the year, the total was from the first grade through high
Albany Public School
A 16-mm motion picture project-
ing machine has recently been
purchased by the Albany public
school and the first pictures were
shown for the benefit of students
Purpose of all pictures to be
shown • will be educational, said
Supt. C. B. Downing, and one film
is to be received each week from
the Office of War Information,
which will also be shown on Mon-
day nights for the Defense Guard.
The picture shown this week was
on Guatemala, in color, and was
said to be quite interesting. The
promotion of international friend-
ship is the purpose of the series of
pictures on the Latin American
countries. Each film contains 1200
feet and requires about 48 minutes
The citizens of Albany will be
permitted to visit the school to see
any of the pictures, Superintend-
ent Downing said, and no charges
are to be made either for students
or others seeing the pictures. He
also reporter that »all students,
given at the close of December as
$331,761.25, accounting for nearly
thirty-seven thousand above the
The quota for 1943 has not yet j
been received, Mr. Sedwick said, i
but he was confident that whatever I
the amount, it would be raised j
without special campaigns, as it|
was done last year. He credited |
the women's committee with much
of the success of last year's sales
and also expressed his appreciation
for the loyalty of citizens of the j
county who bought liberally, of-the
bonds and stamps.
DODSON FAMILY HAS
All five of the children of Mrs. j
F. E. Dodson were at home during
the holidays for a family reunion,
and only a daughter-in-law, a son-
in-law and one grandchild were un-
able to attend the gathering.
Included in family reunion were
Mrs. Dodson's mother, Mrs. J. S.
McComb, who makes her home
with her daughter, and the young-
est member, the two-and-a-half
weeks old baby of Mr. and Mrs.
Others present were two other
children of the Joe Dodsons: E. E.
Dodson of the Navy coast guard at
Galveston, and his wife: John Dod-
son of the Lubbock Flying school;
Mrs. W. V. Wheeler, and Beth Dod-
son, who lives at home.
Absent members wera W. V.
Wheeler, Mrs. John Dodson, and the
oldest grandchild, Pvt. Donald Dcd-
son, of Kelly Field.
The pastor, Rev. H. M. Weldon,
of the Albany Baptist church, and
six members attended the workers'
conference of the Ciaco Baptist
association meeting at the Moran
Baptist church in ail-day session
Tuesday. Accompanying th6 pas-
tor were Mrs. Weldon and Mmes.
Ed Brewster, J. J. Maye.J, J. Carter
King Sr., Ida Dunford, C. 3. Maul-
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RETURN TO SCHOOL
Texas University students re-
turning to Austin Monday were
Marilynne Howsley, Wayland My-
ers, and Jack Meredith. They
drove through in the Howsley car.
Joining the group at Cisco was
Mrs. Dearman, hostess at a sorori
ty house at the .university.
J. B. Thompson, Pastor
school, wii! have an opportunity to
see showing each week.
Mrs. A. V. Jones
Hosts DAR Meeting
CC Members Discuss
New Project Ideas
For Year's Work
Red Cross Workers
Show New Interest
Mrs. A. V. Jones was hostess
Wednesday afternoon to members
of Lee's Legion chapter, Daughters
of the' American Revolution, and
Mrs. D. C. McCord, vice regent,
presided for the business session in
the absence of the regent, Mrs.
Merrick Davis, who had not. return-
ed from a holiday visit in Houston.
Following the regular ritual
opening ceremony, report blanks
were handed out and members gave
a classified report on war activi-
ties for the past year.
Mrs. F. M. Booker gave an inter-
esting discussion on how the Seal
of the United States came into be-
ing. With the first suggestion
offered on July 4, 1776, scores of
ideas were offered, she said, for an
insignia with which to identify the
new government's money. It re-
quired many years to reach a deci-
sion and adopt the insignia which
oday adorns all U. S. paper money.
Mrs. Booker also showed pictures
of counterfeit money as compared
to government bills and described
methods of detecting both the pa-
per and metal money of the coun-
During the social hour Mrs.
Jones, assisted by Mrs. Q. B. King,
served hot spiced punch and cook-
ies. Other members present were
Mrs. JT. E. Dodge, Mrs. R. J. Mob-
erley, Mrs. G. P. Crutchfield, Mrs.
C. A. Fryar, Mrs. Malcolm Terrill,
and Miss Ann Blanton.
New ideas toward a working pro-
gram for the Albany chamber of
commerce were advanced by mem-
bers at the Tuesday luncheon meet-
ing and considerable discussion was
offered on some of the suggestions,
considering both the merits and the
costs, to the city and county.
Outstanding among the ideas was
the subject of a flying field. It was
brought out that in post war days
every community without a flying
field would be like a city without
an adequate water supply. With
the world fast becoming air con- i
scious, civic minded members in- >aI^ ''
sisted that this project shoulld be a
major object of the chamber and
that it should be kept in the active
stages, at least until an airport or
satisfactory landing field is com-
pleted, if not an approved flying
A swimming pool for the city was
also given some consideration in
the discussion, as well as a project
for some improvement on Hubbard
creek which would look toward
flood control, and to be financed
with tax remission funds allotted
to the county following the flood of
June 10, 1941.
Manager Ollie E. Clarke an-
nounced plans for enlisting women
of the county in the Woman's Aux-
iliary Army Corps, and said that
she had been authorized to inter-
view those interested in joining and
that application blanks were avail-
able at her office for those who
wished to make application for en-
listment in the WAACs.
Attendance at the Red Cross
sewing room this week after a two
weeks holiday vacation, indicated a
renewed interest in the work and
bad weather failed to keep any of
the regular workers away.
Si:ctt *.a women reported for work
whet1 the production program was
resu ned Monday and attendance on
Weduesday, an exceedingly cold
and damp day, topped that record
by 0'ie. Attendance on Tuesday,
HOWSLEY AND MONCRIEF ACQUIRE
7-TRIANGLE RANCH AND CATTLE
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Assumes New Duties
As County Agent
W. C. Vines, new county agent
who succeeds the late W. T. Magee,
assumed his position on January 1,
and has been busy this week get-
ting acquainted with citizens and
lining up his work in his new field.
A former agent at Hearne, he
comes to this county highly recom-
howt-ver, apother bad day, dropped j mended, both as a leader in his in-
Also announced was that Al-i
tiany's report on its war activities
Which went into the WTCC scrap
book, had been sent along with
numerous other West Texas re-
ports, to President Roosevelt.
Visitors at the luncheon were
W. C. Vines, new Shackelford coun-
ty agent, and Mrs. J. Carter King
to ei:fht, while Thursday's workers
num >ered twelve.
Registration for the week, Janu-
Mmes. J. J. Mayes, D. C.
i McCord, Richard Dyess, F. M.
J Booker, Dyemartin, Walter Wood,
I Jim Jail, W. L. Hatcher, J. Carter
i King Sr., Lorena Pistole, Roy Mat-
I thews, W. 'G. Webb, L. S. Hollowell,
j Hany King, G. P. Crutchfield,
i Jack Meredith.
Ja uiary 5: Mmes. W. Graham
Webt Jr., W. G. Weob, Jack Mere-
dith, J. C. Miller, Lola Burleson, J.
A. Owen, C. Walraven, M. C. Stew'-
January 6: Mmes. J. Carter
King Sr., J. J. Mayes, Jack Mere-
dith, L. F. Hooker, Guy Caldwell,
B. E. Richie, Roy Mauldin, W. Gra-
ham Webb Jr., J. L. Douglas, P. H.
Pettit, Robert Matthews, W. G.
Web|,, W. J. Dodson, J. T. Palmer,
Richard Dyess, R. C. Daniell, L. S.
January 7: Mmes. John F. Sed-
wick J. Carter King Sr., A. V.
Jonep, Lola Burleson, Jack Mere-
dith, F. R. Hubbard, B. H. Ezell,
D. O Anderson, Robert Matthews,
dustrial profession, and as a civic
The Vines family moved* last
week to the home of Mrs. W. T.
One of the biggest ranch deals
to be made here in many years was
consummated this -week with the
acquisition by A. M. Howsley of
Albany and W. A Moncrief of Fort
Worth, of a lease on the 7-Triangle
ranch eight miles southwest of Al-
bany, and the purchase of 775 head
of cattle on the ranch, from T. W.
Lee, owner. Close to $100,000 is
involved in the deal.
The ranch is reputed to be one of
the best in the county and contains
11,000 acres. Lease price on the
i land was given as 75 cents per acre
per year, and was reported as a
four-year contract. Sale price of
Magee. He has announced as his j the Hereford herd was $100 around,
special aim, the promotion of boys' j totaling $77,500 for the cattle.
county and advises An attorney and oil man here for
many years back, Howsley entered
eveiy boy in the county in the pro-j the ranching business in the county
Working j several years ago and has acquired
some valuable property in the Sed-
woi*k in the
that he will make an effort to reach
motion of their projects.
with the Triple A committee in the
Foods for Victory program, will
also be a major objective for the
year, Mr. Vines said.
Those Who Failed to
Get Rationing Books
Have Until Jan. 15
wick community, and in the north-
ern part of the county. Moncrief
is a prominent oil man of Fort
The ranch owner, T. W. Lee, also
I owns considerable other ranching
j interests in the county, including
! the Webb place east of Albany on
j the old Breckenridge road. He di-
vides his time between his East
Texas oil fields at Gladewter, and
his oil and ranching interests in
J. VI Crites, R. L. Gavit, H. L.
CPL. MURRIE EASTER
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Easter
were notified last Sunday that their
son, Cpl. Murrie Easter, had under-
gone surgery at Fort Bragg, N. C.,
where he has been stationed since
some time last year. A later re-
port which came by telephone from
their youngest son, Pvt. Clarence
Easter, from a nearby camp in
North Carolina, said that Murrie
! was doing nicely.
IN SANTA ANNA
Mrs. W. V. Wheeler who has been
visiting here in the home of her
mother, Mrs. F. E. Dodson, spent
this week in Santa Anna visiting
Mr. Wheeler's mother, Mrs. W. T.
Wheeler. She will return to Colo-
rado City next week for a few
weeks §tay there while her husband
is in an officers training school at
The dates for registering persons
who have never received the War
Rationing Book No. 1, has been ex-
tended from December 15 to Janu-
ary 15, 1943, Ralph Ashlock, chair-
man of the Callahan War Price and
Rationing Board announced last
The 30 day extension has been
granted because it will be nec-
essary for everyone to have this
War Ration Board Book No. 1 in
order to qualify for War Rationing
Book No. 2, which will be issued
some time early in January, during > her ranch
a registration period to be an- j noon.
nounced later. j Included in the guest list were
War Rationing Book No. 1 will Mmes. Thomas L. Blanton, W. G.
continue to be used for rationing j Webb, W. H. Green, F. R. Hubbard,
At Turkey Dinner
Mrs. A. J. Tippett was named
honoree on the occasion of her
birthday when her daughter, Mrs.
Guy Caldwell entertained a group
of friends with a turkey dinner at
home last Friday at
coffee and sugar even after Book
No 2 has been issued.
Margaret Wylie, W. P. Newell, J.
T. Lowery, Alice Hill, J. Carter
IN BOOKER HOME
Mr. and. Mrs. Dick Broyles of
Dallas were week-end visitors here
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
IN HOWELL HOME
Miss Marie English of Moran was
the week-end guest of Miss Mickey
Mrs. A. G. Dement and baby son,
Ted Michael, are here for an ex-
tended visit with her mother, Mrs.
I J. C. Parnell Mr. and Mrs. Dement
have been living on the Pacific
Coast until his recent transfer to
an Eastern training camp and Mrs.
Dement the former Lucille Parnell,
returned to Albany. Thetjaby was
born in an Abilene hospital Dec. 30.
COUNTY CHAIRMAN OF WPRB WARNS
CAR OWNERS OF RUBBER SHORTAGE
Albany people haven't realized. trucks and commercial vehicles and
thus far the seriousness of the rub- j other civilian uses, such as rubber
ber shortage, and the War Price hose, belting and surgical supplies,
and Ration Board of Shackelford! From the best sources of infor-
county is anxious that our automo-1 mation, it seems that the Ameri-
Mrs. F. R. Hubbard returned j keep American automobiles in ope
bile operators understand that new
tires are issued only in the most
Applications for tires in this
county far exceed, our quota.
The government has been urging
car owners to use their cars only
when it is absolutely necessary to
drive, because it may be many,
many months before tires will be
forthcoming to the public. The tire
ration program was instituted to
Sunday School—9:45 a. m.
Morning worship—11 a. m. Ser-
mon subject, "The Priority of the
Sing-Song and sermon service—
7:30 p. m. Sermon subject, "Where
Do You Live."
Margie Sedwick is returning this
weekend, to Columbia, Mo., where
she is a student at Christian col-
home the first of this week from
Athens where she spent the holi-
days in the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Frank Johns, Mr. Johns and
their son, Frank.
Mr. and Mrs. Brooke Early and
little daughter, Alice Louise, of
Brownwood spent several days
here last week visiting in the home
of Mrs. Early's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Moberley.
RETURN TO ODESSA
Lieut, and Mrs. Jack Withers
have returned to their home at
Odessa after a holiday visit here
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. Withers, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray
ration during the war. To further
facilitate this saving of rubber,
gasoline rationing has been invoked
througbhout the nation, even in
districts where gasoline supplies
According to an article in the
current issue of the United States
News, many are under false im-
pression that synthetic rubber will
soon be on the market, but advices
are that it may be another year or
longer before the public can expect
tires made from this source. Pos-
sibilities for new tires or recaps for
the average car owner are very
slim, and it has been stated there is
a possibility that the government
ma yrequire the spare tires before
the rubber shortage is relieved.
Only 111,000 tons of crude rub-
ber was scheduled for private cars,
can people can look forward to na-
tionwide gasoline rations on the
present basis for a year and a half
or longer, and the prospect is that
unrestricted driving will not return
for the duration of the war.
Let's use our cars only when we
have to, use public transportation
whenever possible, walk more, and
keep our tires for necessary use.
And when you make application for
a new tire, remember that there is
a waiting list already and applica-
tions far exceed the quota.
Some car owners in Shackelford
county think they are putting
something over on the Rationing
Board. To these we can only say
that we are not O.P.A. inspectors.
We are merely trying to do our pa-
triotic duty in helping conserve the
most valuable war time products.
A. M. RUSS, Chairman,
Shackelford County War Price
and Rationing Board.
R. D. LEECH
S. R. PLUMMER
F. W. ALEXANDER
W. L. STEPHEN
MAX EVERSBERG, JR.
J. C. MILLER
Chairman, Food Panel.
Those persons who were unable | King Sr., W. Graham Webb Jr., and
Mrs. C. M. Caldwell of Abilene.
ARRIVES FOR VISIT
Lieut. John A. Matthews arrived
in Albany Tuesday at noon, making
a surprise visit with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Matthews.
Stationed recently at Camp Hale,
Colo., Lieutenant Matthews had not
visited home since last summer
when he was at Camp Bowie for a
while, and soon afterwards was
transferred to far away North-
western areas and the Pacific Coast
region. His furlough will cover a
two weeks period. *
! COUNTY JUDGE
GETS ARMY CALL
ounty Judge William W. Blanton,
who volunteered for service in the
army several weeks ago, has re-
ceived notice to report for service
on January 19. Having been re-
elected to office last year. Judge
Blanton submitted his resignation
to qualify for War Ration Book No.
1 last May because they had excess
sugar, may now obtain Book No. 1
by reporting this circumstance to
the board, which will tailor the
book by removing sufficient sugar
stamps from it to account for the
MRS BEN G. REYNOLDS
HOSTS WMS MEETING
Mrs. Ben G. Reynolds was Host-
ess to members of the Woman's j
Missionry Society of the First;
Christian church in her home Tues-'
day afternoon. Mrs. John F. Sed-j
wick, president, directed the open-;
ing of the meeting, which included j
the singing of the Doxology, ana a
Mrs. B. H. Ezell gave a talk on
Stewardship; Mrs. Reynolds gave
the Spiritual Life topic on Study;
and Mrs. A. V. Jones conducted a
quiz on South America.
Following the program hour the
hostess served sandwiches, fruit
fruit cake and cocoa. Other mem-
bers present were Mrs. J. W.
and Mrs. Tom Durham.
to the commissioners court early in
Eaheart, Mrs. Lola Burleson, Mrs. j November and recommended the
E. D. Lieb, Mrs. Roy Matthews, appointment of G. B. King as his
successor. Judge King is due to be
sworn into office next week.
J. D. MOORE DAIRY
Joe Davis Moore has sold his
dairy herd to Hills' Dairy and
closed out his dairying business in
! Albany. Mr. Moore will be asso-
| ciated with the Albany Feed &
J Produce in the hatchery depart-
Advancing to the rank of petty
officer, first class, within six
months from the time he enlisted
in the U. S. Naval service, is the
recod of Bruce Bray, former Al-
bany postal clerk. Promotion to
first class came January 1, his wife
here has been notified. 1/C Petty
Officer Bray has been serving in
the fleet post office in the Panama
Canal zone since October, having
been sent there after three months
in New Orleans.
VISIT IN EAST TEXAS
Mrs. W. A. Carter and son, Her-
ron, have returned home afcer
spending the holidays at Greggton
with their son and brother, H. R.
Carter, and family. Enroute home
Mrs. Carter stopped in Dallas for a
visit with her sister, Mrs. J. R.
King, and Mr. King.
HERE FROM LUEDERS
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Brooks of
Lueders were business visitors in
Albany Monday. They are former
residents of Moran and moved to
The West side of the county last
year. While in town Mrs. Brooktr
stopped in to pay her subscription
to the Leader for another year.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Reed
and Albert Norvell of Wewoka,
Okla., were week-end visitors here
in the home of Mrs. Reed's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Crow.
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