The Humble Echo (Humble, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, August 18, 1944 Page: 4 of 8
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THE HUMBLE ECHO, HUMBLE, TEXAS
The HUMBLE ECHO
Published in Humble by the E. Beaumont Printing Company,
Corner Ave. D and 4th Street
One Year _______________________________ $1.00
Six Months_______________________________ 50c
Entered as second-class matter July 18, 1942, at the post office
at ixuiume, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
'E. BEAUMONT ____________________________________ Editor
E. L. BEAUMONT______________________Business Manager
MRS. E. BEAUMONT_________________________________Society Reporter
MRS- GLADYS BEAUMONT BALDRIDGE----Mgr- Mechanical Dept.
Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation
of any firm, corporation or individual will be gladly corrected upon
being brought +’~v'
to the editor’s attention.
It is mighty nice to be able to load up the old car, or buy
a long ticket for an equally long train ride to a choice vacation
spot; in fact vacations are very nice things aftid under normal
circumstances very necessary to our well being. However, right
now, if you haven’t heard about it, there is a war on. This
said war makes gasoline rationing necessary and causes our
government.t0 ask us “is this trip necessary?”; it also re-
stricts train and bus riding very materially, as the armed serv-
ices need the room on the transportation facilities.
L In spite of all this we have much to be thankful for. With
an ideal climate for resting on the porch or under the trees;
with a good library to draw from, we can, m comfort, travel the
rast western plains with the early pioneers or he dashing cow
• or we may with a favorite writer enjoy the prewar Paris,
trip would be on a jaunt to the salmon fishing waters
northwest. We can, with another author trek through the
of Africa or
cause the owner is fighting for
his country overseas. Maybe his
wife or his aged father and
mother are trying desperately
to keep the farm going while he
What a splendid opportunity
such a situation offers for his
friends to pitch in and cut a
few carloads of pulpwood and
turn the money over to his
By so doing they can serve
their country while doing a gen
erous act for a friend who is
risking his life for them.
What to say under this head-
ing? That’s a problem. If we
talk about the “oak” and its
friends we get ourself disliked.
If we talk about the weather
we are committing a misde-
meanor with ice as scarce as it
is. If we urge you to go to
church we are a “sissy,” if we
invite you to go fishin’ on Sun-
day we are a sinner.
New Prices Effective on April 1st—New Taxes
Adults 30c, tax included Gtiildreti (u ider 12) l-lc tax in
Some one accused us of get-
ting up on the wrong side of
the bed when we wrote last
week’s editorial column. No, we
were not mad at any one but
ourselves, but you know we have
to write the bad as well as the
by a little further use of our library card good about our town if we are
trip through ancient Rome or Greece.
Ight be possible to use some of these weekend vacations ?
better acquained wih our nighbors, and on _ Sundays we
wide choice of churches in which to worship,
es, we can get along without vacation trips nicely _ es-
ly when we think of the men in service. No vacation for
in the heqtand danger of battle. No summer resort for
Their be^. chance for a rest is to get an arm or a leg
det’s forget the vacations for the duration. After it is
ver it will be a glorious vacation just to have our loved
Ack with us, and with all the new ways of enjoying our-
)hat are promised hv the manufacturers _of automobiles,
’nd the other luxuries we should be willing to postpone
the home sub” Mate until after
going to be fair.
For instance you will prob-
ably have noticed we haven’t
said a word about Barrett st.
being swept- in a long time. Nat-
urally we don’t want to peeve
oUr good mayor, but our re-
fraining from fault finding is
really due to our optimistic and
sunny disposition rather than
fear of offending.
Fri. and Sat. August 18 and 19th. Russell Hayden in
Sun. and Mon. August 20th and 21st. Dennis Morgan in °
Tues. and Wed. August 22nd and 3rd. Dick Powell in
“IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY”
Thurs., August 24th. Jane Frazee in
“ROSIE THE RIVETER”
Fri. Sat. August 25th and 26th. Roy Rogers in
“HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER”
Why let roaches, moths etc., ruin your
expensive winter clothes?
Let us clean and press them and seal
in cedar pags.
One Day Service
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TREADWELL’S Tailor Shop
1)0 WE appreciate?
standing in the United Sla.es is
the progress that flows from
SAILOR’S PULPWOOD CUT
Electricity has long been so
common in the United States i
that we are not conscious of its;
presence. We consider as com- J
monplace, services and prodhets
in onr country, which would be
looked on as luxuries in large
portions of the world.
As evidence of this, take the
lowly electric clock. Many
electric clocks are seldom set j wa^ •
after they are once plugged in.1 As recounted by The Ange-
Well what of it, you may ask. lma County News, Huntington,
Nothing except you don’t think Texas, Treadway is serving his
country on a hospital ship some
where in the South Pacific. He
owns a farm woodland in the
area where an ice btorm last
winter felled thousands of trees.
One of the most heart-warm-
ing stories to come out of the
Victory Pulpwood Campaign is
that of the Texas friends of
Petty Officer Chester Tread-
We have no fear of forget-
ting Humble’s contribution in
man power to the armed serv-
ices for whenever we pass the
“service window” of the Hum-
ble Pharmacy we are reminded
by the pictures. However, we
were doubly impressed last Sat
urday by the number of men in
uniforms who were oil our
streets. Heard one civilian lad
sigh, “what chance have I of
getting a date with all these uni-
forms in town?”
of failure in your electric serv-
It is seldom that anything
but an act of God or war would
interrupt the current which you Ti ^ _ ,,
depend on using as uninterrupt- bUbUlY1' AUUU j
edly as the water you drink or
the air you breathe.
Such service isn’t an accident.
It is the iesult of over half a
century of tireless effort by
do nothing to salvage this wood
for the war effort.
So a. group of his friends took
their axes and saws to his farm
recently and spent the day
electric companies which have cutting the trees into pulpwood.
been pioneered and financed by
individuals who, under the urge
of unrestrained opportunity,
have given this nation services
and producs as yet unknown to
countless millions over the
It is sometimes well to pause
and count our blessings. Out-
The pulpwood was quisklv sold
to a local mill. Thus, even
though thousands of miles away
from home, this Texas Navy of-
ficer’s farm woodlands were
sent to war.
No doubt every rural commu-
nity has one or more farm wood
lands which are lying idle be-
The old town seems to be
moving along in a rather quiet
way these days—borne of this
is no doubt due to the scarcity
of beer, some to the heat but by
far the greater cause is the mate
goodness and decency of our
Adding Machine Rolls
at Echo Office 2 for 25c
No job too large, none too
small, they all receive the
Located in the rear of
the A & P Building
1-DAY VULCANIZING KEEPS ’EM ROLLING I
advertising experts call this the Before and After
Technique. But you don’t have to be an Advertising
Expert to see the difference that our Inland 1-Day
Vulcanizing makes in tires.
Practically every “hopeless case” that’s ever been
trundled in here, rolled out robust the next day. That’s
what we mean by dependable 1-day service.
' So next time a tire-failure stops you short, remember
we’re the shop with the new Inland Complete Tire
Repair Unit and Vulcanizer. We can handle practically
any job on passenger tires up to 7.50 x 16 — and do
it in a day l
Duran’s Service Station
Mrs. E. O. Dreyer spent a
few days with her husband Pvt.
Ervin Dreyer, ihis week at
Pvt. James B. Sorter, Brea,
California is visiting his wife
Mrs. Betty Jo Fullerton and
children, Mrs. Jerry Louise
O'Brien and baby Linda are
visiting their father L. A. Box
in Houston this week.
the sick list.
is still home on
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Beaumont, E. The Humble Echo (Humble, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, August 18, 1944, newspaper, August 18, 1944; Humble, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth648858/m1/4/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Humble Museum.