San Patricio County News (Sinton, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 13, 1944 Page: 1 of 8
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SINTON. SAN PATRIOT*' COUNTY. TEXAS THURSDAY. JULY 13. 1944
BUY MOP £■ BONDS
D Flown From France
Library To Close
On Election Day
Saturday afternoon, July 22nd
(election day), the library will be
closed. Friday afternoon, however,
prior to Hie election It will be open.
Cast Here to Date
Plane* which take suppliea to the Normandy battlefield airstrips return
to Britain with battle casualties. This picture shows Corporal • Lydia
Alford, a nursing orderly of Britain’s Women’s Auxiliary Air Force,
helping one of the’wounded being loaded on a Douglas Dakota transport
plane of the R.A.F. Her jabpwill be to tend the wounded,during flight back.
POSTAL RECEIPTS SHOW INCREASE
OF $4,222 FOR YEAR ENDING JUNE 30
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Red Cross Met
^ Twenty-four members of the San
i Patricio county chapter of the
American Red Cross, were present
Monday afternoon at a meetiner'wf
the Executive committee, called by
V the chairman, John G. Palmer.
Mrs. Rosser, General Field repre-
sentative, attended the meeting and
a re-organization of tbe financial
set-up was made., creating a re-
volving fund in each county unit.
Since a small portion of Aransas
Pass extends into Aransas county,
it was voted to take the entire tow,n
into the San Patricio County Red.
(Cross Jurisdiction. Hence, future
drives will be made in that section
£long with the rest of Aransas
(•ass, and the San Patricio County
Red Cross in turn wjll administer
to that section when and if the need
II C A committee composed of E. H.
"Jackson, Odem. W. W. Brown and
Mrs. Rockey Harkey. of Slnton, was
appointed to .revise the by-laws to
conform witty necessary changes
that had been made in the organ-
Members were present from Taft.
Oden), Mathis, Aransas. Pass, Ingle-
Side, Gregory and Odem.-
Gwin Cook Is
Promoted tp Full
Lieutenant in Navy
Lt.(jg) Gwin Cook, son of Coun-
ty Treasurer Mrs. Jas. G. Cook, was
raised in rank to full lieutenant
July 1st, according to information
received here. He recently returned
. from a three-month stay in the
.South Pacific where he made many
trips to various Islands and Aus-
tralia in transport planes.
Lit.-Cook is<command pilot of the
four - motored • Naval Transport
Planes and is stationed at Ala-
* meha, Calif.
While postal receipts for the
quarter ending in June showed an
increase of_fl.548.02, according to a
report last -week from Ppstmaster
Edgar F. Bonorden, the receipts for
the fiscal year ending June 30
showed an increase^ of $4,222.71.
Receipts for the entire year, as re-
vealed in the report, were $25,425.70
against $21,202.99 for the fiscal year
of 1943. B»
Approximately thirty-five absen-
tee voted have been cast in the
Democratic primary election and
almost that many more have been
mailed to applicants Who have paid
their poll taxes, according to Coun-
ty Clerk H. M. 'Jackson Wednesday.
___ Mr. Jackson stated that some of
the above were from men now serv-
ing with • various branches of the
'iwdfted service. Also that requests
from approximately seventy others
had been received but the appli-
cants had not paid their poll taxes.
He emphasized the fact that an
application may be In the form of
a letter or otherwise, "but they must
be accompanied by a poll tax re-
ceipt from each party for whom the
ballot Is requested. If they do not
have their receipt at hand and have
paid their poll taxes, the number
of their precinct may be giver,
thereby expediting the work of
checking the lists. •
Persons coming to the office to
vote must bring along poll tax
receipts. Wives or husbands may
get ballots for their spouse at the
offioe, he said.
Meeting of County
Council To Be Held
Friday Afternoon <
A meeting .of the San Patricio
comity councii of home demonstra-
tion clubs will be held Friday, at
3 m., at the home of the county
agent. Miss Elizabeth Brooks, in
the Mrs. E. E. DeVllbis apartments
on Borden street.
Mrs. Charles French, of the West
Portland club, will preside at the
meeting at which time the delegate
to ’the State Home Demonstration
Association' that will convene in
the Senate .Chamber of the State
Capitol, in Austin on August 1. 2
arid 3, will he held. ■'
Servicemen either. In the' United
States or overseas must go through
the same procedure as civilian^ b'ut
those overseas hi ay vote in the'
general elections in November with-
out a poll tax.
Persons who have moved from
one precinct to another in the coun-
ty must have their poll tax trans-
ferred before July 18. four days
before the election, the county clerk
Pvt. Daniel Webb
SW. Danny-L. W»dbb of tlm Aber-
deen Proving Ground Maryland,
states in a recent letter to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. If, Wgbb,
that he is now an instructor in the
Aircraft Finder School. He also
states that tie has % spent several
K (lays in New York City recently,
Ihjoylng the sights. He especially
/jen Joyed visiting Grant’s Tomb,
Empire State Building,, R. C. A-
illding. Radio City- Music Hall,
atue of Liberty^” Times Square,
|adlson Square Garden, Fifth Ave-
qe, Broadway and St John’s
Two Sons in England
|Mrs. A. C. FrKcher has received
■ letter from her so Clarence, who
3, arrived safely In England. He
that he was “getting along
One," enjoyed the trip over, and
hbped to see hts brother. Mi's.
Frltcher also received a . letter , after
the invasion from her son. Elmo,
njjjho kalt been acriwis for, some time.
-WATCH FOR IT!
ppearing ii) some advertisement
[#k^.is a.lady's name who
- vlted, with her guest, to be
James F. Tracy
In Naval Air Corps
lit. (jg) James , F. Tracy, son of
Editor and Mrs. ' John ,L. Traoy.
.who has been stationed at Liimbert
Field the past- elght9en riiofithg,. op
July 1st wus raised In rank to full
lieutenant. ■ ‘ ■
Lieut. Tracy’s promotion came
on July 1st, and at the same .time
orders were received by him to re-
port to‘Atlanta, pa., for instrument
school’ With the Naval Transport
Command.’ Until being transferred
front St. Louis,- he was check pilot
at Rambert Field, which was con-
verted to an English Flight Train-'
ing base January 1st.
After completing six weeks'school
work at Atlanta, Lt. Tracy will be
transferred to Fort Worth for fur-
ther Instruction before taking PP
actual service with the'Transport
Conference Held at
Woodsboro Mdnday ;
The monthly Worker's Confer-
ence for the Bianco Baptist Asso-
ciation was held in an all-day
meeting Monday at the Woodsboro
Baptist church- The theme for, the
day was' “Re-Thinking Baptist
Dogtrine.” - and the Rev.A. San-
ders, pf Beevilie, Associations,!
Moderator,. presided at the meeting
assisted by J. MBlacklpck, also of
Beevilie, associational secretary.
.The Rev. S- E. Harry, of Wodds-
boro',; was host-pastor and the ser-
mon of the morning was delivered
by the Rev. Carroll Jonhs, on the-
subject^ “The Security of .the Be-
Attending from here Were: the
Rev. L. M. Huff. mVn. Huff and
daughter Boris Marie,; Mrst C, A-
Edwards and daughter. Dorothy,
Mrs. T. A. Harris. Mrs. M. J. Tid-
well and Mrs. Tom Shuifb and
Children. * '
ornciAL *. t. nun esoTocuna,
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Reading was never tike thia in the living [oom back home. It's under-
standable why the well-dressed Navy man in the South Pacific plight
wear only a helmet and shorts, but what a shoe on the wrong has to do
with the picture is something else again.
MISS GLADYS CELLUM PAINFULLY
INJURED IN AUTOMOBILE WRECK
Miss Gladys Cellum was severely
wounded in ji car accident near San
Marcos last Friday night as she
was en route here for a vacation
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.
L. Cellum. Suffering a broken- foo.f
and a severe break in' the other
limbi besides cuts about the face,
she w,as taken to the’Santa Rosa
hospital in Sun Antonio for treat-
ment. , /
Mrs. Cellum Wertt'td San Antonio
Saturday arid remained with her
until Tuesday. While she is . doing
well, her father reported to The
ligws Wednesday that it would be
several weeks before she would be
aide to be moved home:
Miss Cellum has been employed
in the government hospital in Mc-
Kinney . for several months. Her
many friehds here regret to learn
of her misfortune, and The NriWs
joins with them in wishing for her
a speedy, recovery.
Ah M. Kilpatrick, nightwatchman
SjFwinton, is taking a two-weeks
vacation, spending most of the time
at home. In his absence from his
work, J, E. Case will act as watch-
man and’look after Its duties.
> mm our/
"C3««, soldier, how’d you happen to get pushed off, too?*
CORPUS CHRKSTI. July 12 (Sp)
— Permanent headquarters have
been set up by. the John Lyle for'
Congress forces In Corpus' Christ!
and an extensive campaigp will be
carried on in behalf of Lyle, now a
mphjle anti-aircraft captain serving
with the Unite# States Arrny in
Italy, throughout the 19 -counties
comprising tlie 14th Congressional
District, James l’gung campaign
chairman, said. ' "
Young also said Lvle for Congress
Committees ar etieing organized in
each , of the district's $9 counties.
"Business and Civic Leaders of
Corpus Christ! are behind John
Lyle In this congressional race.”
Young asserted. “Leaders of other
counties in the district are flocking
to fils cause daily. July 22 Will see
a'landslide victory for the soldier-
.Friends of John Lyle have- filed
hfs* name for the July 22, Demo-
cratic Primary in each county of
the district. While Army regula-
tions forbid Captain Lyle from tak-
ing an active part in a political
campaign, he has written personal
friends that he will, be happy to
serve his country in the halls of
Congress. He will be returned to
the .^tates to take his seat In Con-
gress upon his election.
Chairman Young clarified an Is-
sue that has been raised,'since it
vVas announced Captain Lyle would
oppose the incumbent, Richard Kle-
“John Lyje Is not a new-deal or
an anti-new deal6candidate," Young
declared. “He is a candidate of the
people of the 14th Congressional
District. Friends and supporters of
John R. Lyle, tired of the idle play-
boy activities of the present .con-
gressman, determined to run John
Lyle for Congress In order that this
District may have adequate repre-
Setation regardles sof whether there
is a Democratic or Republican Pres-
ident in office, in the trying period
that is certain td follow the war
and to be certain that our fighting
men are represented in Washington
by a man who understands their
1 roblems.” ’
Along With the county Sinton came through as usual and
topped its qubta of $200,000.00 by $106,000.00, the total
amount subscribed being $306,000.00.
The report showed, however, that
“E" Bond sales fell short by ap-
proximately. $33,000.00 over the
county as 'a whole. With. Sinton
lacking $10,000 in making up her
quota in this series. Th^ quota of
“E‘J bonds for Sintpn \v.'ts •'5100.OoO.
and the total subscribed 11 Satur-
day was $8-1,000. the county chair-
man ’s_rei,>ort reveaieti Quota of "K"
Bonds for .the < >unty w ts $305.000..
with - $362.tWO lieing purchasefd by
Sale of “E” Bonds Extended
Sinton'* o'1 ri-i
ing* wax gorrip
wwk friqn ■
Other J’-1-! '
cfiiinty «;■■;, t. -
quoto Ilf S -1 i p
iJ;i'iH, i rvij \\7.'
Total suIisoriptiDrik In !h° county | cent.iT '■
in "ill type*.of horn Is was' $975,000
Chainuati .............. a nriounccd
that it was ritviiind to extend the
Campaign in ‘the sale of “E" Bonlis
until the end of J ulv allowing in-
dividuals tn piii'ctiase this series
which v/ouid be applied to the quo-
tas of the various communities in
the .county. Instructions to this ef-
fect write received' from National
Campaign Headquarters. Purchase
of other types of bonds' to be ap-
plied on the: presen t quota A in the
Fifth War Loan Drive will not be
permitted, it was stated.
The county chairman and' I>. W.
Sipes.- chairman of the Sinton com-
mittee expressed sincere apprecia-
tion for. the fine cooperation of the I
"f surgical dress-
. toil list Monday
rrmqV of .thirty
■ire than 3.000
• !-i(-ii Red Cross
a report this
i' M. Liysey.
• s workers in the
■ 'ompleted their
i''i<> county's 54,-
— Odem, Aransas
Board of Review
Held at Scout
Hut Tuesday Nite
Application.1 for the Eagle Scout
workers .and the people as a whole i award was made by Alston Brown,
tor doing such a magnificent job j of"the U a. Army, at the Board of
in' -putting this drive,'o.ver and. m.ak- : Review bet,I at the Scout hut, Tiies-
, ins it the great success it is. If.-'!'lay night. Ernie.Uprise arid W. W.
Was said not a great deal of effort : " ;;-o'ml:i. te l the rAiew; arid
| \va:s nei'essary by ctiirimitteerneri is i iv/ards !-■> iriade to the follewing:
people g eierallv 'did their buying-'i1 r“ ' '‘'■•lag 'he 2nd J'i tss award
of lionds volyntit'Slv md Without wetc' Rusk <1 ne Tucker,
being-urged to do so.
. r z ——'--f~r ■
Pvt. Frank Brandenburg
GAMP PENDLETON. ''Oeeaaisicle,
Calif.. July .-12.—Marine Private 1st
Glass Frank K Brandenburg,,, of
Sinton, Texas, has been promoted
to. his present: rafik,- at the Marine
Corps Base here; "
He i-s currently undergoing iiotfi-
hat training with a field artillery
,Rrivato- First OlaSs■ Brand *nhurg
is the husband' of Mr.-yf Lillian
Brandenhorg and son of Mr.' and
Mrs. Sid -Brandeiihiirg. ail of Sinton.
CORPUS PURIST! July 11.—‘In
pursuance of thgir sfnear program,
those in charge of the. campaign'
opposing mv election as your mem-
ber 6f -Congress' from the . Four-
teenth District ■ have deliberately
and maliciously misrepresented my
vote on the so-called SnldieiV. Pay-
Bill.” said Richard M. Kleberg.- in a
statement issued her’ this monning.
“The Soldiers' Pa y Bill was enacted
into law June 10. 1942.- I voted FO*R
the hill ivisen it: iiassed tlie FfotAe
on May tiiirt-'en. nineteen forty-two
and 1. vuti I EOU. the conference
report, which adjusted: the, differ-’
fences between' the House and- the j : '
said- ■ ‘
"The conference report aeon mi- — _ .
the law; this- is the ofbcial' recnri.1. XLASt FrUSSlft
and am statement to' the contrary
“I do' not intend, he&iuse it would
require ail my time, to . deny the
many other' false charges that are
daily being made against me. 1 aril
answering this particular untruth
because it is uttered for a vicious
purpose whirli is self-evident." the
cotigrcssSi! i.n coiiciudcd
i’an .’Franklin. Joe Re Bartow, and
Tod S dyer R-eening the 1st Class'
award were Gavle Carpenter and
Louis Pirigoo, Merit badges were
a 1 -o issued *0 Gayle Carpenter wtn>
receiv’d the ro,iking badge, anil
Linus Dragon for bugling.
• Tom F. .Ivey, was m charge of
the arrangements., ,
92 Register at
School This Week
Sgt. Lewis Hunt
Mr. • and Mrs. S. F. Hunt liave
been notified that their 4fon, Sggt.
Lewis W Hunt, has been trans-
ferred from Gooilfeilow Field, San
Angeio. to Scott FieljJ. Illinois.
There he is scheduled to take a 22\
week course as ardiq operator and
gunner. He has been an instructor
at Gooilfeilow Field for some timfe.
When announcement was made
by radio Tuesday that the Ger-
mans had declared East Prussia
a war zone, those listening in,
among them, HTs mother, Mrs. S.
F. Hunt, recalled that Bobby Hunt
was among English and Ameri-
can prisoners, who wpre interned
in German prison'camps of that
area. Mr, and Mrs. Hunt were
notified by the ' government
months ago, that their son, Tech-
nical Sgt. Robert . H. Hcfnt, pre-
viously awarded the Air Medal
and decorated with the'Oak Leaf
Cluster for rperitorious achieve-’
ment. who t had been reported
missing in ection, was among
those interned in East Prussia as
•oaptive of the Germans. His par-
ents and friqnds are agai.n on the
“anxious seat,” to .know just what
next to expect. ■
The. V.i -i!,"-. Ghuri'h w hno] got
underway at tan 31 ath .ni 1st rhurcll
Monday, acciinluig to i report friom
the pastor, ilm. .1 G Piitn-T Nine- ,
tv two h/td register" I ;.ti to Tues-
day, however, a conljtfetri record of
workers and children .was not avail-1
Utile at that time. : .
The school Wll!-continue through
another week, starting at 9:4)0 o’-
clock and continuing until. 11:00
e.-lch morning. Classes' in worship,
.study, activities or badwork. and
I>1 *V are given. A Complete story
of the school will be carried in,next
- ^wijyii’s issue.
THEY DIED TO MAKE THEM FREE
Sgt. Pool Tells
Of Experiences in
Fox Hole in France
M.r. arid Mrs,. J. G. Pool have re-
ceiveil thfee letters since the in-
vasion from their son. S/Sgt.-M. A.
Ppol. He was ytve of the first to.
land in France;5^
In the letters he states: “It Is
really rough over here. I have two
neat little holes dug, one of them (
I live in' rind the other one I feel
like digging a heck. Of a lot deeper
when those Jerrys come over at
night. We -can takev-out our watch
anytime at night anil tell what time
it is and' V don't mean by moonlight
either. V, \5
“The Prejjcji people .are sure fun- ',
ny. You can t Understand a word,
they say and they Can t' understand
you, so therefore, you donjt know
what, is going on". They have beeri
kicked around by the Germans so
long till I don’t know whether they
were glad to see us.come Or not.
“Keep the Ietfers coming-and I
hope it isn't too long before we see
you all again. I know you at-home
are buying all the bOndf^and stamps
you. can. Keep everything going at
houye and I know you .Will. Tell
everyone hello for me. God bless
“S/Sgt. M. A. Pool.",
supreme price to liberate them from
their faces and you will see that both
Army Stgatl Corps Photo
Americans died for them. Remember this .
to buy an extra War Bond, during the Fifth War Lori).
. ______________ boys who pa'ii
Le Nazi and Fascist grip. Look at
ter and child realize that these
U. S. Trttuury Dlpartmtnl
A. A. McCown Now
The News is in receipt of a check
from Mrs. A. A. McCown of San
Patrfcio with it request we send
the paper to her husband, Pvt A.
A. McCown, who is serving with &
Traffic Regulation Group some-
where in England where he has been ,
serving the past six months. An-
other brother, Eugene F. McCown,
Is with the U. 8. Navy, as .sin In-
structor, stationed at Coronado, .
cant -- t • •;: ^BSr
San Patricio County Topped It* 5th War
Loan Quota by More Than $200,000.00, '
A Report by County Chairman A, H.„
Woodward Revealed First of the Week.
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