The Archer County Times (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 21, 1943 Page: 1 of 12
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Ircher County Times
Successor to The Megargel Times
ARCHER CITY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 1943.
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After listening awhile to some
people talk, we are led to the con-
clusion that when the devil doesn’t
have anything else to do he makes
a few more hypocrites.
A friend is one who walks in when
the rest of the world walks out.
A philosopher once said that the
world is held back chiefly, not by
bad men and women, but by good
ones who have stopped growing, and
who are on a standstill strike.
PROGR’M IS NOW
The first terraces to be constructed
under the 1943 Farm Production
Program were built on the B. W.
Koetter farm located near Windt-
horst. Approximately 6,2U0 feet of
terracing were constructed by Cof'
C. Conner, Commissioner Precinct
No. 2. This is the first set of ter-
races built by an Archer County
farmer to be submitted for payment
under the 1943 Triple A terracing
program, according, to Robert B.
Crocker, Secretary, Archer County
A. C. A
Under the 1943 Program an addi-
tional allowance has been set aside
Longfellow said most people would **ona^ allowance has been set aside
succeed in small things if they were for the construction of terraces. It
not troubled with great ambitions.
After all. it isn't such a good idea
to despise the little tbings.A peanut
can outride a wave that would sink
A fellow we don’t care much
about is the one who is always show-
ering others with flattery. As we
have remarked in this column be-
fore, flattery is about 90% soft soap
and soap is about 90% lye.
A “GOOD” EDITOR ...
We once read this definition of a
good editor: “A good editor is one
who has never made a mistake; who
never haa offended anyone; who is
always right, and who can ride two
” hoiWnniM same Time he Is strad-
dling a fence with both ears to the
ground. Who always says the right
thing at the right time; who always
picks.the right politicians to win;who
never has to apologize; who has no
enemies, and who has worlds of
prestige with all classes, creeds and
races.” In other words, there has
never never been a good editor.
is possible for any farmer in Archer
County to terrace his entire farm
,and pay for it immediately under
the Triple A Purchase Order Plan
now in effect.
Equipment is now available at the
county agent’s office for the run-
ning of the terrace lines. C. W.
Wilhoit, county agent, will be glad
to assist in any way possible so that
terrace lines can be run on all farms.
Due to the amount of work involved
it will be impossible for him to par-
ticipate in the actual running of only
a very few terrace lines, however, he
will be glad to give sufficient mstrc-
tions at any time in order that a
farmer will be able to lay off his
Anyone desiring to use the Pur-
chase Order Plan for building ter-
should make a request to that effect
at the Triple A. office.
Ten members of the local Meth-
odist Church attended a district
steward’s banquet at the First
Methodist Church in Wichita
Falls last Friday night, when Dow
Bancroft of Chicago, chairman
at large of Methodist Men’sWork,
was the principal speaker. Merle
Wagner, district lay leader, was
master of ceremonies.
About 300 district Methodists
were present. Archer City rep-
resentatives were Rev. and Mra.
I Ben Bell, Mr. and Mrs. L. K.
Hyer, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Bur-
nett, Duren Bell, Judge JoeE.
Shelton, E. A. Speer and L. N.
TO SELL BONDS
County Livestock and
War Crop Goals Set
We heard a fellow sort of com-
plaining the other day about the
meat situation, blaming the present
adminiatration for the conditions
of which he complained. Sure, we
could buy a pound of sirloin steak
back during Hoover’s administra-
tion for a coupla of dimes. The dif-
ficulty then was that few of us had
the couple of dimes.
We read some time ago in a
theatrical paper about a carnival
"cleaning up” with the exhibit oi
a living man without brains. The
reason the carnival was cleaning
up was because thousands of people
in the same condition as the exhib-
ited man were paying to see him.
Fireman Drill Here
In spite of the near-zero weath
er Monday night, ten Volunteer
Firemen turned out and took part
in the drill on salvage covers
conducted by Chief John Robin-
son. For 16 years the Archer
City Volunteers have never failed
to meet for their regular drills
regardless of snow, hail or what-
have-you, Robinson said.
Firemen present were Harry
Hannah, Pat Wilmut, Guy Bag-
gett, Ramsey Berry, Vinson Low-
ack, Ben Page, Chester Crowley,
Luther Wakefield, Clarence Per-
rin and Chief Robinson. -
Mr. Joe A. Hoffman, Chairman
Archer County War Board,received
early this week the 1943 War Crop,
Livestock and Poultry Production
Goals set for Archer Country. The
1943 goals represent an increase of
from 1% to 23% over the 1942 re-
cord production of last year.
There were not any War Crop
goals set for Archer County in 1942
or 1943 even, though better than
500 acres of peanuts were planted
in 1942. The greatest increase 2&%
asked for this year was in the num-
ber of cows and heifers kept for milk.
The following table shows the
total goals set, broken down into
1943 1942 '%
loal prodtn. of^P^
Cows and heif-
erskeptformilk 3,356 2,723
Sheep & lambs
all ages......... 1,257 1,266
kept for laying 47,237 43,335 l
Sows for far-
row in spring 317
Sows for far-
row in fall ...
Raised......... 59,482 56,579 1
Raised........... 9,535 8,291 1
^ Judge Joe E. Shelton, Archer
County official, has been visiting
some of the rural schools, en-
couraging the purchase of War
Bonds and Stamps by the school
children. He will visit each school
in the county for this purpose in
the next few days.
At Mankins School he sold sev-
eral dollars worth of stamps.
He was at. Scotland School Fri-
day morning and sold $196.00
worth of stamps and bonds. Each
child present at school that day
bought either a stamp or a bond,
making the school 100 per cent.
The following children bought
$25.00 bonds: Thomas Schenk,
Margaret Marie Schenk, James
Schenk, Elizabeth Ann Schenk,
Mary Jean Schenk, Henry Chas.
Crump, Paul Joseph Schenk.
Several boys and girls bought
more than $5.00 worth of stamps.
In the meeting at Windthorst
Judge Shelton sold $125.00 of
bonds and stamps. Windthorst
was without notice of sale until
that morning. The following
children purchased bonds: Floyd
“ ;mpert, Arthur Weinzafel, Joe
’he Windthorst children feel
it at the next meeting they
'll have a larger sale.
Judge Shelten will be in the
egaigel Schools next Tuesday
t the same purpose.
Freddy Pryor Injured
In Sea Battle
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Pryor recog-
nized a picture in the January 11
issue of Life Magazine as that of
their son, Freddy, who is in Navy.
Two pictures of young Pryor are
shown in the magazine, on page
73, descibing him only as a
“wounded sailor” aboard a hospi-
tal ship on the Atlantic.
The first picture shows a chap-
lain writing a letter for him, and
the second picture shows ship
doctors giving him a blood trans-
fusion. His name is not given in
the magazine, but his parents and
many friends here report that
they are certain that the pictures
are of him.
First Aid Class Opens
Here Tuesday Night
A class in Red Cross First Aid
will begin at the local fire station
next Tuesday night, January 26,
at 8 o’clock. Everyone who is
interested in doing something
that will help himself and coun-
try is urged to be present.
Farm Machinery Quotas
For Archer County
The 1943 farm machinery quo-
tas for Archer County have been
received by the Archer County
Machinery Rationing Board, ac-
cording to Robert B. Crocker,
Secretury, Archer County AAA.
The Ration Board meets 2:30
Saturday afternoon at, Archer
uf Mrs. Bob Farmer mov-
ed to Jacksboro last week, Mr.
Farmer being transferred by
[shell Oil Company, and Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Alton moved back to
j|Archer City from Henrietta. Mr.
H Alton is employed by the same
I Mrs. Arnold J. Morris plans to
leave in two or three days for
Camp Campbell, Ky., to visit her
husband and would like a woman
companion. —Call 219R2
“How about an ‘oldest joke’ con-
test to determine the most
ancient jest in the world?" asks a
writer. We already have ours
selected. Our nomination is the
one about the farmer who saw a
giraffe at a circus and declared
’’There ain’t no sech animal.”
Ever now and then you run across
a man who seams to be trying to live
so that all his neighbors will be glad
of the chance to attend his funeral.
We have often noticed that the
fellow who continuously goes around
with a chip on his shoulder, usually
winds up, sooner or latter, hy getting
his block knocked off.
If the average man’s conscience
bothered him half as much as a
bunion or an aching tooth his refor-
mation would startle the commun-
ity in which he live*.
Mrs. Dorothy Peck
Mrs. Dorothy (Good) Peck was
honored with a wedding shower
Saturday afternoon given by Mrs.
Will McCaslin. Those present
were Mesdames Joe Fields, W. D.
Pace, G. Y. Martin, E. E. Good,
Jerry Fields, D. D. Morgan, Earl
Pearston, Fred Campbell, Wichita
Falls; W. O. Johnston, Wilma Ar-
nold, and Misses Mary Smith,
Mildred Good, Connie Odell, Zel-
la Mae Groves.
Those sending gifts were Mes-
dames Thomas Johnston and J.
B. Huffman, Phoenix, Arizona;
Alic Lucy. Jack Meredith, Doyle
Palmer, Roy Heard, Lawrence
Lowack, Monte Moore, E. D.
Baughman, S. C. Bellewe, J. A.
Sanders, Eunice Mckard, and Miss
Almeta Campbell of Wichita Falls.
The weather isn’t what it should
Jack F. Meredith, Clerk
Caseadisposed of, District Court:
J. H. Rayborn, executor, et al,
vs. Archie Sanders, et al, suit for
partition of estate, judgment
entered partitioning property,
1 January 12,1943.
•\ * — - oi iffof »ww* fhat-iitf
pplication should befiled as early
in this week as it is possible to do
so. It is necessary that before an
applicant flies an application that
he first locate the machinery
needed in the hands of the dealer.
Applications are available either
at the dealers or at the Triple A
The 1943 quotas provide a very
limited amount of certain ma-
chines for Archer County. The
following pieces of machinery are
restricted to number of unit*
Row planters, 3; Listers, 4;
Grain drills, 1; Moldboard plows,
3; Disk plows, 1; One-way plows,
1; Harrows, 4; Cultivators, 10;
Tractors, 6; Wagons, 2; Milking
machines, 2; Cream separators, 1;
Milk coolers, 1; Combines, 3.
Quotas for barbed-wire, poul-
try netting and hog jrire however
were not established. It is nec-
essary that an application be filed
and approved by the ration board
before delivery can be made.
The machinery listed in Sched-
ule 1, Rationing Order C, may be
bought without being charged
against the County Quota pro-
vided the purcher can find it in
the hands of the dealer and the
Ration Board approves and is-
sues a Purchase Certificate
An application need not be filed
or a Purchase Certificate issued
for any repairs, parts or used
CPL. PERRY HERRON HOME
AFTER TWO YEARS
For the first time in more than
two years, Cpl. Perry E. Herron
of the army quartermaster corps,
is at home here this week on a
furlough from au undisclosed
island outpost near Alaska, visit-
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam B. Herron, and other rela-
tives. A picture of Corporal
Herron and his mother, as they
greeted each other upon his ar-
rival in Wichita Falls Sunday
night, appeared in Tuesday's
ACCEPTED BY NAVY
Robert Haden of Megargel, son
of Mrs. Viola Haden, was accept-
ed by the U. S. Navy in Dallas
last week and will enter active
STATIONED IN PANAMA
Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Horany
have received a letter from their
8°n, Lieut. Johnny Horany, who
informs them that he has recent-
ly arrived in Panama.
BAILEY BOYS ARE O. K.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Bailey have
recently received letters from
their two sailor sons, Kenneth in
Miami, Fla, and L. D., Jr„ in
Pearl Harbor, and both report
that they are getting along
Thomas F. Johnson, son of
W. O. Johnston, ha!s been pro-
moted to staff sergeant. He is
stationed at Luke Field, Phoenix,
> Glenn Clark, son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. P. Clark of Archer City
was inducted into the army at
Dallas Monday. He has been
working in Centralia, 111., until
he came home for a visit before
Heard Buyers Back
From Dallas Market
Roy E. Heard, owner-manager
of Heard’s Dry Goods Store here,
Mrs. Heard and Mrs. Adna Mar-
tin. clerk at the store, returned
Tuesday from Dallas, where
they attended the opening of the
spring markets and pure h eased
new merchandise for the store.
The new goods included ready-
to-wear, piece goods, hats, bags,
blouses, slips and other items.
Mr. Heard said that stocks of
better quality merchandise were
ample with a variety of sugges-
VISIT AT HOME
Cpl. Herman Harkins of Camp
Carson, Colo., was a visitor here
Pvt. Maurace (Speck) Strawn
of Camp Wallace, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Strawn, visited here
the past week-end, after attend-
ing the funeral of his grandmoth-
er, Mrs. W. A. Faver.
Pvt. Billie McAda of San An-
gelo is here on a furlough visiting
his parents, the M. A. McAdas.
Mrs. McAda is with him. Pvt.
and Mrs. Simpson McAda, Wich-
ita Falls, also were here Sunday.
Rev. R. E. Bost
Is New Grandpa
Due to the fact that we were
forced to omit several news items
last week because of lack of space,
time and sufficient data, we regret
that we failed to chronicle the
arrival of Charles Emmitt, Jr.,
born to Seaman and Mrs C. E.
Bost at a Wichita Falls hospital,
January 8,12:35, a.m.,the young
man, weighing 6 pounds and 6Va
ounces at time of birth is Rev.
and Mrs. Bost’s first grandchild.
Rev. Mr. Bost returned the mo-
ther and baby to their home here
Seaman Bost, who has been
stationed at Columbus, Ohio, is
now being transferred elsewhere.
The mother and son are report-
ed getting along splendidly, and
the Reverend (Grandpa) Bost is
stepping high, wide and hand-
some these days.
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