The Humble Echo (Humble, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1942 Page: 2 of 4
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While nothing else was expect-
ed than the hearty co-operation
of Humble merchants to the ie
quest of the Treasury Depart-
ment for the “White Out" of 15
minutes on July 1st yet it is
gratifying that the response was
We, of the Echo, are very
happy over the response of the
people of Humble to the new
paper. Subscriptions are com-
ing in as are advertisements.
Mr. Beaumont is wearing a
broad smile and seems very
happy about the whole thing.
It's a funny thing about our
town, its abiity to come back.
Don’t know how many times we
have been ready lor the funeral
obsequies over Humble. Yet it
alway stages a come back of some
kind F'«r a long time we were
absolutely dependent upon oil
and most of the old timeis can
remember when as one sand
failed a new one would be discov-
ered and business would go on
again. Now that the oil business
seems to have received a per-
manent set back for the duration
we have the shipyards. As we
understand it there are some two
hundred men from Humble who
are working in the shipyards, \iv-
in Humble and going to and from
their work every day. We have
faith enough in the futuie of
Humble to believe that when
this plays out that something
else will arise. We can always
make our town a desirable resi-
dence town. Only a short .dis-
tance from the metropolis, yet a
quiet, decent place to live. Good
schools, good churches and such
other cultural advantages as go
to make up an ideal home town.
Let's all do what we can toward
making oiir city more attractive.
A coat of paint, a well kept yard
and other such minor improve-
ments will help.
Diamond Firm to Open
Idle Mines in Arkansas
HOT SPRINGS, ARK.—The North
American Diamond Corporation of
Indianapolis will start immediately
a $1,000,000 development program in
the long-idle Arkansas diamond
mines near here to obtain stones for
Full-scale operations have not
been attempted since 1920. Accu-
rate figures on the production were
never made public but a Smithsoni-
an Institution report in 1923 said
10,000 diamonds with a conservative
value of $150,000 had been taken
from the field.
The field was discovered in 1907.
Liberty Ship in Service
38 Days After Launching
RICHMOND, CALIF.—Workers at
the Richmond Shipbuilding corpora-
tion yard No. 2 claimed a national
record in commissioning the Liberty-
type freighter “Anthony Wayne” for
active service 38 days after its
It broke by six days the former
mark of 44 days.
The 10,000-ton “Anthony Wayne”
was the fifth ship of the Liberty
type built at the No. 2 plant.
LINDELL THEATRE, humbtexas
- - ■ Except Sat. Matinee
PRICES: Children 9c Adults 25c
Children 5 & 9c. Adults 25c.
Fri and Sat. July 3 and 4th, Buck Jones, Tim McCoy in
“THE ROUGH RIDERS”
"MENACE OF THE RISING SUN’’ in addition to Regular Program
Sun anXlGHWT&Tth B°h Hope who calls
Madeline Carroll _ “MY FAVORITE ,BLOND“
Tues. and Wed. July 7 and8thT B^tmD^vis in
‘THE LITTLE FOXES0
Thursday, July 9th. Richard Carlson-Nancy Kelly in
“FLY BY NIGHT” _
Friday and Saturday, July 10 & 11th
Cookies Meant for Army
Boys Go Little Astray
ELIZABETH, N. J.-The girls of
Grover Cleveland high schoul baked
some cookies for the boys in the
service and, not wanting to play
favorites, chose a camp at random
from a map.
They chose Fort Lincoln, N. D.
Recently they received a “thank
you” letter. It was signed by a
man named Guenther Schultz and
the envelope was marked “enemy
Fort Lincoln is an enemy intern-
£ AND PERSONALS |
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Wood-
yard are the proud parents of
twin girls, born June 24th.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fogle and
children, Ludie Beth. Allen Jr.,
and Harold are here from Louis-
iana for a few days visit with
Mrs. Harold Reeder and
HUMBLE LOCALS § daughter, Ruth spent last week
* ormcoxTAT c T visiting friends in Houston.
Pat McShan and Dorothy
Nell Branch are visiting in Lous-
iana this week.
V. J. Keller left for camp last
Sunday morning after a ten-day
Mrs. W. W. Jones of Fairfield,
Texas, who has been visiting her
daughter-in-law, Mrs. A. D.
Brown and children for the past
two weeks returned home last
Mr. and Mrs. B. Nealy are
now making their home in an
apartment over the A & P store.
Luck at the Drawing
Favors Candidate Twice
ALLEGHANY, N. Y.—Charles A.
Shafer retained his village board
seat in the same way he won it—
by a boy drawing his name from
Shafer and his opponent, George
Kahn, each received 98 votes in a
village election. Officials resorted to
the boy and hat to break the tie
[n 1938. Shafer tied the incumbent
candidate, then won on the draw.
Our Chamber of Commerce
has joined the rest of the town
in “unlaxing“ for the summer
but we are sure that with the
coming of fall that President Sib-
ley will start us off with a “feed"
and plenty of work for Humble.
We would be derelict in writing
this column if we failed to pay
tribute to our Chief Air Warden,
Mr. W. Griffith. He has tackled
a hard job and a thankless one
yet with his usual efficiency he
has put it over. The writer
dreads those little cards instruct-
ir g us to walk our beat at a given
time but it is evidence of Mr.
Griffith’s ability as an organizer
that not only the writer but all
of the rest of the wardens are “on
the job at the specified time.
Mrs. Henloy has received word
from Billie that he is now
Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Whita-
ker and son of ElCampo, visited
home folks, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Whitaker in Humble Saturday
Mrs. Tom Clark is visiting her'
grandson in Shreveport this week
Mrs. Curtis Mitchell and little
son Dick are visiting relatives in
Mrs. J. L. Seibert has return-
from a week’s visit with her
daughter Mrs. Fred Bouvier in
Mr. and Mrs. Pinson and fam-
ily have returned to their home
in Louisiana after spending their
vacation in Humble with Mr.
and Mrs. B. F. McShan.
Humble Lodge No.979
A. F. & A. M. meets
the third Friday in
each and every month.
H. C. Doan, W. M.
E. Beaumont, Sec.
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FOR SALE—4-room house
two lots, next to Apostolic
Church. $500.00 cash.
™fSrT°eSt 50c per day
With purchase of Johnson s Wax or Glocoat
Humble Auto Supply
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Beaumont, E. The Humble Echo (Humble, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1942, newspaper, July 3, 1942; Humble, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth637646/m1/2/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Humble Museum.