The Bonham Herald (Bonham, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 100, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 25, 1940 Page: 1 of 6
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FANNIN COUNTY’S SEMI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
The Bonham Herald
Th^fd^Ywirig is a report of new
cases filed and minutes written up
during the past week.
SIXTH DISTRICT COURT
Geo. P. Blackburn, Judge
New Civil Cases
Bynum Smith, et al vs Z. D. Smith
James E. Rogers, a minor, et al,
vs H. R. Power, et al, damages.
New Civil Minutes
Raymond Coonrod vs Willie Mae
Coonrod, divorce, custody of minors
In Re: Estate of Jennie Lynn, de-
ceased, will admitted to probate, new
J. R. Rogers, et al, vs H. R. Pow-
ers and wife, compromise, plaintiffs
awarded $1300 damages.
Bynum Smith, et al vs Z. G. Smith
Elsie Clark vs Johnnie Clark, di-
0. L. Couch, Judge
Will of Mrs. E. E. Dyer admitted
to probate, Nora Dyer appointed ex-
Will of W. L. Hales probated, Mrs.
R. M. McCleary appointed executrix.
Will of R. L. Dulaney probated,
Nola Mitchell appointed executrix.
Jewel Kuykendall appointed tem-
porary guardian' of the estate of
Mattie McCuistion, N. C. M.
Will of Mary Elizabeth Moss pro-
bated, Walter W. Moss confirmed as
1941 AAA Program
C. of C. Picnic Was
Wednesday afternoon the Bonham
Chamber of Commerce gave a picnic
at Duncan School for Bonham Boy
Scouts and Campfire Girls. This
was given as a token of appreciation
for the splendid work done by these
two youth organizations in the C. of
C.’s recent fly and mosquito control
Thaddeus Finley and Miss Lura
McKelva directed the games. There
were 27 boys and girls in attendance.
-Mrs. George German and Miss Billie
amett also aided in entertaining
OW STOLEN NORTH HERE
REALLY WENT TO TOWN
A cow was stolen north of here
uesday morning. The sheriff’s
force was at once notified, and the
cow Was located in Dallas. The
packing people, where the cow was
taken, on looking at the cow decided
there was something out of the or?
dinary, and an investigation proved
the packers to be correct—it was a
milk cow! Packers do not want the
family milch cow.
Next year’s AAA program will
continue emphasis on soil conserva-
tion, give increased opportunity for
adapting the program to fit individ-
ual farm requirements and provide
features that strengthen the Ever-
Normal Granary program of bal-
anced abundance and production.
Those were the .recommendations
of the National AAA Conference,
held in Washington, D. C., according
to George Slaughter, chairman of
the state AAA committee, who at-
tended the conference as one of the
It was pointed out at the confer,
cnee that farmer recommendations
for strengthening the Ever-Normal
Granary and for more conservation
are an important contribution for
the national defense, the chairman
Several new soil-building practic-
es have-been recommended, he con-
tinued, and expansion of the grant-
of-aid plan, under which farmers re-
ceive advances of lime, superphos-
phate and other materials necessary
for conservation against payments
earned under the program, was en-
dorsed. Recommendations also
were made to extend special wind'
erosion control programs to a larger
area in the Souther Great Plains.
Special suggestions were outlined
for improving the handling and stor-
ing of crops in thea Ever-Normal
Specific recommendations of im-
portance to Texas included the fol-
Allotments: (1) That no pay-
ments be made on “new farm” cot-
ton allotments. (2) That allot-
ments on farms consisting of newly-
developed or cleared land be limited
by state committees to make, them
relatively smaller than allotments on
nearby “old farms” where substah^
tial adjustments are being made by
Crop classification: That fall sown
oats in areas subject to serious wat-
er erosion during winter months and
where there are no locally adapted
biennial or perennial winter cover
crops be classified as a non-soil-de-
‘Orchards; That three practices be
SEMI-WEEKLY PUBLISHED EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY
BONHAM, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 25, IMP
Mrs. Walter Short came out last
Wednesday with a; dislocated elbow.
She returned home Thursday.
Mrs. H. S. Cole was here for treat-
ment and returned home, Sunday.
Mrs. Max Thornton was moved
home Sunday following an
Seve Jones of Trenton was brought
in last Thursday night after a car
accident and went home, Friday.
Mr. Jim Mathis came Saturday
morning for treatment.
Frank Underwood was brought in
Saturday having been hit by a car*.
His home is at Mulberry.
Mrs. J. Z. Whisenhunt went home
Thursday after an operation.
Cleo Wilcox went home Friday to
Dodd City after a nappendectomy.
Miss Elsie Sweeney of Wolfe City
went home Friday after an opera-
Bless Bosque of Mulberry re-
turned home Friday. He has been
a typhoid fever patient.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Davis announce
the birth of a daughter, Saturday
morning, July 20.
Betty Mae Cuddy of Wolfe City
Route 3 undement an operation
Wednesday morning. .
The little baby of Mr. and Mrs.
Odell Gann of Trenton Route is here
Mrs. H. D. Vincent of West Third
street came in Monday.
Bill McDonald of Ravenna
Monday night for treatment.
Miss Jennie Dunn is still here be-
Mrs. Bill Nunley remains the
Mrs. Frances Burton is still here
and doing fine.
T. P. OFFICIALS IN BONHAM
Thaddeus Warren Beaty, 22, Ivan-
hoe, and Pauline Sanford, 19, Ivan-
Manuel Brent, 21, and Bess Saun-
ders, 19, Bonham.
Manuel V. Goodman, 25, and Wil-
lie Davis, 23, Bonham.
Dennie O. Newell, and Mrs. Roxie
H. W. Rowland, Leonard, and Wil-
lie Skidmore, Bailey.
Lester Jarrell, 23, and Elsie Clark,
W. J. Aldridge, 21, Trenton, and
>y Ruth Mgade, 18, Leonard.
HOSE ^^2*:tee votes
The county clerk’s office has been
etting back the. absentee votes,
here were 151 returned in time to
ie counted in the election Saturday,
he most ever to vote by the absen-
tee route before was 113. There
are two reasons for this. One is the
folks are getting used .to it. Another
is that when they leave home they
have the interest of a candidate at
heart, and they want to vote for him.
Either one or both reasons is good
enugh for the absentee vote.
Russell Kelsey and daughter, Miss
Sarah Beth, were in Bonham, Wed-
esday morning from Leonard. For
Some time the Kelseys lived in Bon-
.am, coming here from Deport, Tex-
Then they moved to Leonard,
to Leonard’s gain and Bon-
/■■• and Mrs. Pete Henderson are
y up in Washington state, and
^been bombarding their friends
postcards, some of which de-
scenes in> that county that make
yearn to be there.
adopted, featuring maintenance of
permanent cover in irrigated or-
chards and vineyards, contour irri-
gation on sloping vineyards and or-
chards, and contour planting of fruit
and nut trees.
‘Commercial vegetables: That, as
in 1940, commercial vegetable allot-
ments be established in counties des-
ignated as commercial counties.
That this designation apply to
counties in which more than 400
acres of commercial vegetables are
normally grown on farms producing
more than three acres. Upon re-
commendation of the state commit-
tee the allotment may be omitted in
the state and a vegetable limit
placed on farms having other crop
allotments. In such areas no pay-
ment would be made directly on ve-
getables. Commercial vegetables
would include perennial as well as
annual vegetables with processed
crops classified as vegetables -under
the program unless it is determined
they are not in competition with
Crop insurance: That the crop in-
surance program be extended to oth-
er commodities, such as corn, cotton
and tobacco, as soon as 'the neces-
sary actuarial data and legislative
authority are available.
Great Plains area: That county-
wide practice programs for controll-
ing wind erosion, where producers
favor such action, be extended under
the 1941 program. Similar pro-
grams are being effectively carried
out in 17 Great Plains counties in
Grant-of-aid: That the grant-of-
aid program be extended to addition-
al areas in 194 i. and expanded to in-
due e the advancing of other mater-
ials w here pram’cable.
Soil-building payment: (1) That
the minimum payment of $20 per
farm be continued in 1941. This al
lowanee was first approved in the
1940 program. (2) That, because
of budget limitations, the $30 tree
planting allowance, as provided in
the 1940 program, be discontinued
iCommodity loans: (1) That in or-
der to assure orderly marketing of
wheat the maturity dates be stag-
gered. (12) That where loans are
made on grains other than *special
crops, such loan rates be set at a
lower percentage of parity price
than those established for parity
crops. (3) That cotton loan price
differentials be developed on a zone
or area basis rather than on an in-
dividual warehouse basis. (4)
The railroad men of this division
of the T. P. had a get-together Wed-
nesday night at the depot. The fol-
lowing railroad officers were in at-
tendance: L. C. Porter, assistant to
the president; L. ’ L. Oliver, superin-
tendent; F. M. Conder, trainmaster.
There were also fifty-two employ-
The business situation was dis-
cussed also what should be done to
speed up efficiency in the movement
Among other things the point was
brought out that this railroad was
amply equipped to handle promptly
and efficiently all business that the
government might want * moved ei-
ther soldiers or equipment or both.
The roadbed of this branch of the
T. P. is in very good shape, the roll-
ing stock is ample, and the road has
plenty of power to transport any-
thing offered in the shape of traffic
at -any time. In other words this
is a good railroad through here.
BUSINESS WOMEN’S CLUB
Foundries, and especially the local
foundry, were interestingly discussed
by John Dickey at the Rotary lunch-
eon, Wednesday. He said there are
from 5 to 6,000 foundries in the
United States using all kinds of met-
als. There are 2,500 using gray
iron and 1,850 of these are privately
owned like the local one.
Mr. Dickey said he is often asked
when his foundry will begin the
manufacture of guns. In ancient
times and through the Civil War
guns and cannon of cast iron were
used but since that time they are of
steel. The gray iron foundries how-
ever make dies and tools for the
manufacture of war materials.
Foundries and machine shops rank
second in manufacturing in Texas,
employing about 11,000 people. The
local foundry products must com-
pete on the market with those of all
other foundries. Mr. Dickey told
how various alloys must be used in
castings to make machining of parts
easier, give more strength where
Mrs. Marston, club pianist, fav-
ored the club with piano solos of old
songs, with the club members guess-
ing and singing them.
Guests for the day were J. A. Car-
ruth of Olton, Jack Schumpert of
Longview, L. C. Porter of Dallas, Mr.
Wright of Texarkana and Dick Saun-
Reunion Held At
On Tuesday, July 23, at noon, the
Business and Professional Women’s
Luncheon Club held its regular meet-
ing the Gfem Cafe.
A short business session was held
following a delightful luncheon. Ar-
rangements were made for a water-
melon supper for the club at the
Chamber of Commerce room at 7:00
o’clock P. M. on the 5th Tuesday of
this month, the committee on ar-
rangements being Ellen Smith,
chairman, Mary Annie Hayton and
It was announced by the program
committee that the program for the
next regular meeting, which will be
held on August 13th, will be devoted
to a review of highlights from the
fall style show, given by some of
Bonham s leading dealers in women’s
In the membership contest which
the club is now having, the side of
which Mrs. O. L. Couch is captain
had more present than Miss Billy
The program Committee presented
Miss Mittye Grace Shelton, beauti-
cian, who spoke in a most interesting
and informative way on correct
The club was glad to have as a
guest Mrs. Magouirk’s daughter,
Mrs. Lorene Freeman.
Due to rain the annual Carpen-
ter reunion which was to be held at
the Bonham State Park was held at
Despite the upset of original plans
everyone enjoyed the day and plen-
ty of good eats.
Those attending were: Mrs. Bettie
Terry, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Creech
and four children, all of O’Donnell;
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carpenter and
four children of Leonard, Mr. and
Mrs. D. B. Onstott and two children
of Wolfe City, Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Carpenter and four children, Mr. and
Mrs. Alva Carpenter and two chil-
dren, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carpenter,
W. A. Carpenter and children, Mrs.
Ada Rattan and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Rattan andi five children,
Mr. and Mrs. Varnell Friday and
daughter and Miss. Lizzie Carpenter
all of Gober; Mr. Lige Cook of Little-
field. Vistors were: Mrs. Golden
Hines and daughter of Bennington,
Oklahoma; Mrs. Ethel Creech, Hale;
Mr. Beaulus Rattan, Ft. Towson,
Okla.; Bill Jones, Bill Riddle and
Mary Jim Shive.
If weather permits the clan will
meet at the park the third Sunday in
County Agent Young
On Smith Farm
V. J. Young, county agent, is do-
ing everything he" can to make, farm- Y‘U
ing better in Fannin ‘County. Of day’
course Mr. Young is hired for that,
but The Herald believes that V. J.
works at the job as hard as the next irr,
one. H© is more than earning his L e ,^ar en^s and grandparents, t
salary, is the way it looks. _a 61 ^f1’r anc® Mrs. H. A. Smith a
After some farm experience has ^ j rS’ Walker, all of
been tried and found successful it is J an eommlunity, survive,
time to show it to the folks, and Mr.
Young and others were at one of i t rr n „,
(Bland (Smith’s farms “three miles t * eeves, 74 years old, a
wSfand f ’a ha>“ > “ht ^ dt
terracing done there ’is ^L1“^
Death of Twins
Funeral services were held
nesday afternoon at Oakland
o clock for the infant twin s
Mr. and Mrs. Troy L. Smith,
children were named Earl Ti
and Harry Royce. Earl died J
lived until Wednesday when
passed away. They were bom
6 a.m. Tuesday.
The funeral service was held
nesday with burial at C<
Mr. Reeves was in the pri
business in Terrell for years.
to see some
doing to warrant its having
The terracing is in a cotton field,
and the cotton is now waist high or
there abouts. The terraces go in ai„rao „ , . , ,
• • i , ,, 8 was a good printer and a good
ta0ther — pended ?isf
that water must run from the ter-
races on to grass; that if it ran out
on soil that it would cause washes,
and the last estate, would be worse
than the first.
Nobody contemplates conserving
all of the rainfall with a terrace. It
is not always desired. But the wat-
er must be conserved to a great ex-
tent, and it must not fee allowed to
get off the field in a straight line, or I Next Sunday is somecoming time
a gulley will fee formed, and that is at Edhube. They are annual affairs,
exactly what the farmer and the They are always first-class in every
county are trying to do—stop wash- respect with a splendid program, and
es- when noontime Comes around those
Many a fine Fannjn County farm in attendance are treated to a home-
has been washed literally away, land- coming dinner that is in every way
ing eventually in the Gulf of Mexico, worthy of the name.
Sunday, July 28
that might have been saved with ter-
racing applied in
Kenneth Leslie and S. R. Scarbor-
gh of Bailey were in Bonham, ________ __________
sday morning before starting on I that they are noTin 7ompedition w'ith
onth’s tour through California, I weight basis, in the belief that such
and Washington. a p]an will encourage the use of cot-
DEMOCRATIC RALLY HERE
‘Don’t forget the Democratic rally
and speaking here Friday night, July
27, at the court house. You are in-
vited, and bring the folks and hear
FIVE DAUGHTERS VISITING
OLD SCENES IN BONHAM
Forty-nine and a half vears ago,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Elliott lived
m Bonham. They left here for Ma-
rion, Illinois, which was their home
until their demise. Two daughters,
Emma, now Mrs. Elmer Gore, and
Ann, Mrs. Charles Cox, and two sons
Will and Green Elliott, left here with
their parents for Illinois. The other
children, three daughters, Mrs. Ar-
thur Watts, Mrs. Grace Eubanks and
Mrs. Earl Evans, who complete the
list of five girls, were here Wednes-
day, looking over the old landmarks.
The sons, like the parents, have
While he lived here Thomas A. El-
liott rented farms that he sub-rented
and bought cattle. He was an up-
and-coming man, and he managed to
get along with it very well one would
The family lived on the Gates place
which was in the section contiguous
to Hampton graveyard near Edhube.
The five daughters are intelligent
women, who take a keen interest in
Edhube has been called by that
workmanlike I name for a long time. It used tq
be Bentonville. The postoffice au-
Charles iHalsell was kind enough j thorities, the big ones in Washing-
to take a representative of The Her- ton wanted it changed and the
aid out to see the terracing men- change has been made long since,
tioned. Among others there besides rand it has also been told in The Her-
Mr. Young, were iBernice Cockrell, aM just how it happened and who
Erwin 'Smith. Bland ‘Smith was the village is named for, and all that,
supposed to be on hand, but could There is one thing in the Edhube
not attend. j section not changed and that is its
citizenry. It grades AAA. They
are God-fearing and God-loving folk,
and that is the kind where people are
safe—no one to molest or make
afraid. Everybody being perfectly
willing that the other fellow’s rights
Aid To Be
Paid In Full
W. H. Dillard
State Superintendent L. A. Woods
has announced that Rural Aid
Schools can expect 100% payment
on Salary Aid grants for the coming
year on the same basis as was paid
for the past year. Thus, the 4023
schools participating in this Fund
will be able to determine before the
opening of the 1940-41 term how f°und dead in his automobile just
much to budget for the approved over the Grayson county line Thurs-
W. H. Dillard, 6G years old, was
items of expense in order to pay the
teachers in full.
day morning. Evidently he had
been dead some time, and it is
The forms to be used in making thought he died about 9 p.m. Wed
application for Equalization Funds nesday night. A justice of the
will reach the County Superintend- Peace in Grayson county held an in-
ents within a week, Woods stated.
METHODIST W. M. S.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. J. I. Gregory, Mrs. A. G. Pe-
terson, Miss Mary Ann Peterson and
Miss Elsie Elkins were Waco visitors
ton as bagging. (5) That cotton
loans be made at the highest rate
justifiable under existing conditions.
These recommendations as -draft-
ed at the conference will form a bas-
is for drafting the provisions of the
1941 program, Slaughter explained.
In general, the program will follow
the same lines as the 1940 program.
Sunday .School 9:45 a.m.
Worship services 10:50 a.m. iSer-
mon subject: “The Double Effect of
Young people’s service 7:15 p.m.
Evening worship 8 p. m. Sermon
subject: “The Conversion of Saul.”
Song service led fey W. E. Newton. '
Monday— W. M. S. at the church
at 4 p.m. All women of the church
invited to attend and hear the guest
speaker. Circle 4 will fee hostess.
Circle No. 1
Mrs. R. L. Ely and Miss Lily May
Ely were hostesses to Circle No. 1
of the W. M. S., First Methodist
church, Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Louis Woosley, the circle
chairman, presided over the business
meeting. Committees for decorating
the church for five consecutive Sun-
days were appointed. They were:
Mrs. Earl Gross and Mrs. G. C. Phil-
lips, last Sunday in July; Mrs. Geo.
Pope and Miss Martha Roberts first
Sunday in August; Mrs. Ed Peters
and Mrs. Ely, second Sunday; Mrs.
A. S. Broadfoot and Mrs. R. G. Alex-
ander; third Sunday; and Mrs. 01-
vin Gross and Mrs. Woosley, fourth
The secretary was requested to
send Mrs. J. M. Jenkins who was re-
ported on the sick list, a card.
Mrs. Earl Gross, the treasurer re-
ported almost half of the pledge for
this quarter had been collected. Mrs.
Broadfoot in her - devotional based
her thoughts on the serious world
conditions of today and stressed the
extreme need of prayer and a closer
walk with God.
During the recreational hour Mrs.
Pope, the chairman, led the games.
An ice cream course was served.
There were 14 present. The meet-
ing was closed with sentence pray-
quest, but withheld his verdict. The
general supposition is that Mr. Dil-
lard died of heart disease.
Funeral services will be held up
until his children are heard from, all
of them living in Dallas. Mr. Dil-
lard has been living in Dodd City.
Wise Funeral Home is holding the
body pending burial and the funer-
WHITE AIJTO STORE
WILL OPEN SATURDAY
The White Auto Store will open
for business in Bonham next Satur-
day on the south side of the square.
The new firm is located in the Hal-
sell building formerly occupied by
Dobson & Co. The building has been
entirely remodeled since the fire and
the interior and windows have been
arranged for the products handled
by the store.
Mr. Wesley Hickman is manager
of the store and Alvin Stanford is
DWIGHT DOROUGH VERY ILL
Devol Hudson, Ed Hudson and
John Griffitt of Bailey spent Sunday
at Hot Springs, Ark.
Mrs. Milton Fountain and Rose-
mary of Bryan are here as the guests
of Mrs. J. W. Russell, Mrs. Foun-
Mr. and Mrs. Albert ‘Christian are
home from a visit with their son, H.
C. Christian and family in Antlers,
Information was received here fey
Mr. and Mrs. Deets Dorough that
their older son, Dwight, was quite ill
in Austin, following" an operation on
his nose. Mr. and Mrs. Dorough
and son Robert left for that city,
catching a plane out of Dallas for
the capital city.
Dwight Dorough is a professor in
the University of Arkansas at Fay-
etteville. He is a graduate of Texas
University where he attended school
following his graduation in Bonham
Mrs. Frederick Gross of New York
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M. C. Spivy.
Markers warning the public to go
slow have been placed up and down
North (Center Street, preparatory to
getting ready to pave the road.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard White and
son Willard were in Bonham Sunday
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
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