The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1956 Page: 2 of 7
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THE ARCHER COUNTY NEWS
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1956
This And That
By W. M. CURRY
NOTE—Taken from the files of
tb* Archer County News, of its
issue of August 17th, 1928.
Medicin* Show Solis
A Lot Of Wares
The Medicine Show folded its
tents last Saturday night, and, like
the Arab, silently stole away—after
two weeks raking in the coins from
our sick (?) folk. Their business
had been increasing nightly and
vast quantities of their nostrums
had been disposed of up to this
last Saturday night when their
sales certainly went over the top.
They sold out lock, stock and bar-
rel. Of course we do not wish to
insinuate that their weird tasting
concoctions were not manufactured
In some sort of a factory located at
least in the same city with a pack-
ing house, but it was necessary
for the city water pump to run
without shutdown up to the close
of the sales on that night. An-
other peculiar thing is that the
local drug stores sold out of salts
at 9 o’clock that night, didn’t have
a drop of castor oil left at 10:30,
and not a drop of croton oil could
be drained from the bottles at 11
o’clock. They also report greatly
increased sales of skunk cabbage
and asafoetida—also compound ca-
thartics with calomel. But be that
as it may—nevertheless, notwith-
standing, but there are many local
addicts reporting cures of great
relief. One little girl could not eat
onions on account of them turning
her little tummy topsy-turvy. She
can now, after taking but three
bottles, eat garlic with grace and
impunity. And, really, garlic is a
great help in a close-up for -or old-
ladies infected with hiccups and
Walter Garvey, farming on Block
66, Harris Subdivision, west of
Archer City, was in town Wednes-
‘ day with his hat set jauntily back-
ward showing where a lot of hair
ought to be and where a lot of red
face was. He was also smoking a
very large pipe from which great
clouds of smoke ensued—all going
right straight up. Walter reported
1 his 90 acre cotton patch waist high
with lots of bolls and no bugs.
1 Neither does it crave any rain. TO
is very optimistic about his cotton
patch, and says he feels sure he
will produce at the rate of a bale
to the acre. And, we reckon it will.
He uses modern business methods
in his farming. He may not know
BAipItaTJUST RIGHT SHAE€"t« par fingertip
for walls and woodwork
THREE MODERN FINISHES
all about cotton culture and pick-
ing, but he certainly has good
ideas about where to plant it and
how to market it. The Pandem Oil
Company is today rigging up an
oil test right square in the center
of his fine prolific cotton patch.
They may not find oil, but it's a
cinch they will plum ruin his
cotton prospects—and, as above
stated, there is easily a whole bale
to the acre.
Double Wadding Said
In the Dusky Dawn
Once upon a time an old maid
sat up on the housetop all night
long during a blizzard and enjoy-
ed every moment of it as she had
been assured that if she would do
this she would be married in the
morning. And the poor soul froze
to death—died happy.
We choose to use this preamble,
although it doesn’t exactly align
with a wedding—a double wed-
ding—performed by Justice of the
Peace Jess Rogers just at the crack
of day—4 o’clock—dawn—Wednes-
day morning. The contracting par-
ties were Mr. Earl Gray and Mrs.
Griffith and Mr. D. Ballowe and
May Elizabeth Brown, all of Wichi-
ta Falls. The offered no reason for
the unseemly hour. Just advised
they wanted to get married and
had the spot cash to pay for it.
Arriving in Archer City at some
3 o’clock in the morning, they
found Nightwatchman Tom Row-
lett awake and on the job. They
promptly drafted him into their
service and sent him after the mar
riage license vendor, Clyde Tay
lor. Securing the license, Mr. Row-
lett led them while it was yef
dark to the home of the Honorable
but drowsy justice. With one hand
up in the air in suppliance, and
the other hand out in the air in de-
mand, he pronounced them mar-
ried—and got a five dollar bill
for it. Rowlett’s waking and watch-
ing and wistful waiting got him—
well Col. Rogers held it would be
illegal for him to collect a fee for
a nightwatchman at a wedding.
M. A. PRIDEAUX
HONORED AT GRAHAM
Following is a clipping from the
Graham Leader, which clipping
was handed us by Mrs. Chester
Prideaux of this city.
As the late M. A. Prideaux has
visited a great deal in Archer City,
many people of the area know
him. Mr. and Mrs. Prideaux attend-' The five year bonds, carrying an
pounded semi-annually when held
to maturity of nine years and eight
In the country as a whole, 130,-
000 veterans hold Leave Bonds
worth $26 million. It’s all that’s
left of more than two billion dol-
lars paid to members of the Arm-
edi Forces discharged between
April 1943 and October 1, 1946.
ed the Sunday service.
Sunday morning will be the last
service this conference year in the
First Methodist Church, and a
special Decoration Day service will
close out the year, Rev. E. R.
Gordon, pastor, announced.
interest rate of 21 per cent a year,
were used to reimburse veterans
for unused leave.
A special act of Congress made
the bonds redeemable after Sep-
tember 1 of that year. Some $15
billion were cashed within the next
Two beautiful flags, the Chris-' few months! Others were held to
tian flag and the American flag, draw additional interest. However,
have been given to the church by (the last of these matured on Oc-
Mrs. Henry 0. Prideaux in memory' tober 1, 1951, and have drawn no
of her son, M. A. Prideaux who i interest since that date,
spent many months in the United | “Now the Treasury would like
States Air Force and was a pris- to clear its books of this bond is-
oner of war during World War H. i sue,” Mr. Adams said, “and is call-
These flags will be dedicated ing on all veterans’ organizations
at this special service. The chan- to help locate the 130,000 bond
cel choir, under the direction of owners. Then when these bonds
Mrs. S. A. Penix, will be led in are cashed, I can think of no bet-
the processional by the two memo- ter plate to put the money than in
rial flags. Harry Bettis and Nor- safe, sure, indestructible United
man Stovall, Jr., will be the flag States Savings Bonds. And,” Mr.
bearers. | Adams added, “if you don’t have
The minister will bring the ser- any Leave Bonds, Savings Bonds
man on the topic, “And Now to are still a good buy.”
This Business of Living.” After the | -o-
dedication of the flags; the con- SOCIAL WELFARE CONFERENCE
gregation will stand in reverent SLATED FOR WICHITA FALLS
silence one minute in memory of i -
all men and women who gave their I A regional conference of the
lives in the service of our country. I Texas Social Welfare Association
Kenneth Scott, bugler, will play will be held June 8 in the Holt
Members of the First Methodist
Hotel in Wichita Falls.
The day’s program includes reg-
Church who have seen service in j istration from 11 to 12 a. m.—fee
the Armed Forces of our country j $1.00; luncheon at 12 o’clock noon;
are urged to be present, as they “Meaning of Rehabilitation”—C. G.
will be guests of honor at the spec- j Fairchild, assistant director Texas
ial Decoration Day service. Morn- Education Agency; intermission,
ing worship will begin at 10:45 2 to 2:15 p. m.; panels, 2:15 to 3:30;
“The Team Approach to Rehabili-
tation,” Kindel Paulk, Wichita
Other talks to be heard will be
concerning “Rehabilitation from
VETERANS ASKED TO CASK
LEAVE BONDS; BUY E’s
invited to attend. Lunch reserva-
tions should be made by June 6
with Mrs. Ethel Wiley, convention
chairman, 822 Ohio, Wichita Falls.
Telephone 2-0746, Wichita Falls.
Mrs. Exa Lee Smith is secretary.
Quite an upheaval occurred the
past week in the John Fall home.
Friday, Att’y and Mrs. J. K. El-
lis and little daughter, Sharon, of
Tyler visited her sister, Mrs. Fall,
and their parents, the A. W. Sim-
mons, in this city. Sunday after
church, John took his two older
sons, Michael and Stephen, to Wa-
co for a week with their grand-
mother, Mrs. M. L. Fall. Tuesday
morning, the grandmother tele-
phoned, stating that Mike was tak-
ing the measles and running high
temperature. John rushed his wife,
Helen, to Waco to be at their son’s
bedside—and picked up Steve to
bring him home before he got
down, away from home, with the
disease. When John called Helen
Wednesday a. m., Mike^s fever was
down and his speckles ’way up.
Funny thing about it, though, is
that Mike kept telling his parents
Saturday and Sunday morning that
he was taking the measles—but
they saw no evidence so paid no at-
tention to him, according to Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gardiner
were called to Weatherford, Okla.,
last Friday on account of the ser-
sious illness of his mother, Mrs.
Susie J. Gardiner. When they left
Sunday, the 80-year-old woman was
This week, the local Gardiners’
daughter and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Eaton, of Weatherford'
are visiting home folk.
Visitors the past week-end in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Willing-
ham were her brother and family,
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Miller and Rob-
ert Bruce of San Francisco.
Mrs. Willingham and the guests
drove to Breckenridge to visit with
the Willingham son, Burton, and
The Millers flew from Frisco to
Dallas and left Tuesday to fly to
New York City to visit the lady’s
parents before returning to the
A. D. Hall of Megargel, employee
at McWhorter & Sons in this city,
and wife went to Abilene Monday
to attend commencement exercises
at Hardin-Simmons University
where the Hall daughter, Betty
Sue, took her bachelor’s degree,
majoring in business administra-
tion and minoring in education:
Mrs. J. V. Bates and daughters
spent the past week-end in Dallas
with the lady’s mother, Mrs. J. D.
A beautiful, velvety
flat finish that adds
charm and beauty to
This satin smooth finish
is ideal for woodwork
... also for walls, ceil-
ing, cabinets in kitchen
Rich, velvet latex fin-
ish that dries in one
to your rooms., .wash-
able, time after time.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Habermann
of Floresville, Tex., and son and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hober-j
mann of San Antonio, paid a sur-J
prise visit Sunday to the former
couple’s niece, Mrs. Harry Hannah,
and family in this city.
The elder Habermann couple liv-1
ed in Archer City prior to 1921.
Sunday night, Mrs. Hannah call-
ed in other kin of this city for a
family supper and get together.
DALLAS, Tex. — Thousands of psychiatric standpoint” by Dr. W. I
World War II veterans in Texas F. Speakman, Wichita Falls psy-1
are holding Armed Forces Leave chiatrist; “The Social Worker and
Bonds that have drawn no interest; Rehabilitation” by Miss Maurine j
for five years or longer, and Uncle Currin, medical welfare consultant j
Sam would like to pay up—an aver-
age of $200 apiece.
Jesse L. Adams, Jr., state sales
from Austin; "Employment Service ,
Interpretation” by Graham Purcell
of Archer City, manager of Texas J
THE MOST WANTED COLORS...THREE EASIEST TO USE FINISHES I
— ......■■ -■ ——• *|PS — Msqns tost Point Sold ■
BERRY & ELLIS
Hardware & Furniture Company
Richard Prideaux drove to Den-
ver, Colo., last week for a few!
days’ visit with Joe King.
director of the U. S. Treasury’s Employment Service of Wichita!
Savings Bonds Division, has an; Falls; and “Post Discharge Plan- ■
idea for these ex-GI’s who appar- j ning and Efforts Toward Rehabili-!
ently don’t need the money right | tation for Discharged Service Men”
now. He suggests they redeem I by Miss Bernadette Michie, field
those Leave Bonds and put the ‘ director USAF Hospital at SAFB. |
money in Series E Savings Bonds, Panel discussions, 3:30 to 4 p. m.
which pay 3 per cent interest com-1 Anyone interested is cordially '
Horsehide and Pigskin
Wear ’em 30 Days
Money back in full If you don’t agree that they are
UNMATCHED FOR COMFORT .
Advertised in LIFE
City Western & Shoe Repair
BOB PIERCE, Owner
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Eckstine and I
children, Arthur and Lisa, drove to
Dallas last Saturday on a combina-1
tion business and pleasure trip.
* Two wonderful appliances
in the floor space of one.
.. .the Combination
Double Trade-in Allowed
on your used furniture and appliances
the additional bonus of S. & H. Green Stamps
Living Room Suite
Combination Electric Freezer-Refrigerators
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Here’s space-saving conven-
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Couch, platform rocker, pull-up chair
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Months to Pay
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Phone HOpkins 2-3101
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The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1956, newspaper, May 31, 1956; Archer City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth708093/m1/2/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archer Public Library.