The Herald (Bay City, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1942 Page: 4 of 8
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THE HERALD, BAY CITY, TEXAS
Thursday, July 2, 1942
FATHER-SON FORM DOUBLES TEAM IN FINALS TODAY
J. P. Wilkinson
Plays T. Smith Jr.
In Singles Monday
Weather permitting, the doubles
finals of the 1942 Bay City Open
Tennis Tournament will be reeled
off this afternoon, according to J.
Moyes Livengood, tourney official.
Father and son, Travis Smith and
Travis Smith Jr., a great combina-
tion from Wharton, meet Henry
Milby and Ben Morris, local play-
ers, in what should be a thrilled.
The singles finals, which will be
played between John Paul Wilkin-
son and Travis Smith Jr., probably
will be held Monday afternoon, Mr.
Be Good On
Fourth Of July
Fishing has been good lately and
should be good on the Fourth of
July, according to veteran Bay City
anglers. Such popular spots as
Oyster Lake below Collegeport.
Half Moon Reef, Chinquipin, and
several nearby fresh water lakes
have been paying off.
Last week-end, fishing was not
so good at Brown Cedar Cut but
may improve. Tarpon are expected
to start striking any day.
For Navy In
A stepped-up effort to “light off
all boilers’’ and place the southern
half of Texas in the nation’s No.
1 position for the procurement of
men for the United States Navy
during July was announced this
week from the area’s recruiting
headquarters in Houston.
“This area ranked No. 2 in the
nation for the month of June,”
Lieutenant J. F. Beebe, officer-in-
charge, said, “and this month we
are determined to top the list. Only
- the Los Angeles area in California
beat us out in June.”
The urgent need of the seagoing
forces at the present time, he ex-
plained, is apprentice seaman—
young men who. after enlistment,
may learn any one of 54 skilled
trades during their Naval service,
trades which will be useful to them
after the successful prosecution of
“Texas always has been at the
top of the enlistment ladder in the
Navy,” Lieutenant Beebe said, “and
South Texas particularly expects to
retain and increase its lead over
such cities as Chicago, New York,
and others with three and four
times the population of southern
Recruiting sub-stations in Aus-
tin, San Antonio, Harlingen, Gal-
veston, Beaumont, Victoria, Corpus
Christi and Crockett and El Paso
will double their quotas for July
recruiting, Lieut. Beebe said, and
will remain open as late at night
as applicants appear for enlistment.
“It will require thousands of men
to take to sea the new warships of
this country’s two-ocean Navy,"
Lieutenant Beebe said, “and we
have no doubt but what the south-
ern half of Texas will send more
men to the Navy this month than
ever before in its history, to join
the thousands of other Texans now
with the fleets.”
Hot Shots In
On Tuesday, July 7, in the Bay
City Recrention League, the Bap-
tists will play the Hot Shots nnd
Van Vleck will play the Alley Cats.
On Wednesday in the U. S. O.-
Cnmp Hulen League, the first game
will be played between Quarter-
masters and Headquarters A. A. T.
C. The second game sees Bay City
clash with Area 9.
To U. S. Navy
Texans were urged this week to
respond to the Navy’s immediate
need for binoculars by lending their
glasses to the sea forces for use in
the war effort.
Because of the lack of facilities
nnd of highly-trained personnel nec-
essary for the manufacture of these
precision instruments, the maxi-
mum production of binoculars re-
mains insufficient for the Navy’s
Acceptable for the Navy’s pur-
pose are 6x30 and 7x50 binoculars
manufactured by either Zeiss or
Bausch nnd Lomb. Toys, lorngcttes,
opera glasses, Galilean-type glasses
and small prismatic-type binoculars
are useless for Naval purposes.
Texans who own binoculars meet-
ing the above requirements and who
desire to lend them to the Navy for
the duration of the war have been
requested to pack them carefully
and ship them to the Naval Ob-
servatory, Washington, D. C. An
indentification tag, bearing the
name and address of the sender,
should be fastened securely to each
Roll Call And
War Fund Drive
Since the American Red Cross
cannot be considered a local agency,
in view of the national and inter-
national scope of its work, financial
drives of the Red Cross will not b>
combined with community chest
drives anywhere in the nation.
However, as a measure to con-
serve time, labor, mileage—with its
consequent tax on tires—the Amer-
ican Red Cross has decided to have
both its annual Roll Call and its
war fund drive at the same time,
and both appeals will be made si-
multaneously in March, 1943, unless
there is some major disaster or oth-
er unforeseen emergency.
In setting up the family budget
for 1943, then, to include such con-
tributions to worthy causes as one
cares to make, the item of member-
ship in the Red Cross and a con-
tribution to the War Fund of the
organization, should definitely be
included in one’s budget.
Epic times bring breathtaking
events, according to a report from
Freeport, and for the second time
in history a great new Dow plant
in Freeport last week-end poured
its first ladle of precious magnes-
ium metal made from the salt wa-
ters of the turbulent Gulf.
This $52,000,000 project went into
operation seven months after the
ground was broken.
Appeal Made To Send Supplies
To Heroes OF Bataan, Corregidor
of KNOWLEDGE S
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OF I*>TA7DE5 CAN NOW BE Rf POCEP By DEK/PRATION
TP -3M1UION PGDN05, SAVINS 500.000 CUBIC
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PROCESSES HAVE ,
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AND BERM AND .
Mr. and Mrs. Dinsmore Williams
of Matagorda were Bay City visi-
Engineers Meet Van Vleck
In First City Tilt Tonight
Tonight the U. S. Engineers will
play Van Vleck in the first game
at 8 o’clock, and the Hot Shots
meet the Alley Cats in the second
This is in the Bay City Recrea-
tion League and some real softball
can be expected if the opening
night is an example of the type
of pitching which should prevail
throughout the season.
Are Granted By
Six divorces were granted during
the week by Judge M. S. Munson,
presiding officer of the District
Court which is no\v in session in
Divorces were granted in the
cases of Vera Ludington Powell vs.
Warner Powell, Viola Hanks vs.
Henry Hanks, Leola Edwards Wil-
liams vs. L. C. Williams, Fabin
Flores vs. Anuncia Flores, Minnie
Harris Holmes vs. Sullivan Holmes,
Pearlie Williams Bree vs. Louis
The case, John Jefferson Man-
gum Jr. vs. Gladys Virginia Man-
gum, was not granted.
SPANISH STUDENTS RETURN
Spanish students of the West Co-
lumbia High School recently re-
turned from a trip to Monterrey
to study, at first hand, Mexican
culture and customs.
Head Of Lodge
Aaron Greenberg was installed
Worshipful Master of Bay City Ma-
sonic Lodge 865.
Other officers are W. M. Moore-
head, senior warden; R. A. Christy,
junior warden; J. J. Spurgeon, sec-
retary; L. M. Matchett, treasurer;
J. F. Ward, senior deacon; Sheriton
Burr, junior deacon; Joe Denn,
tiler; Guy Davis, senior steward;
Lee Davidson, junior steward; Ern-
est Deutsch, chaplain.
Political differences in the Fer-
guson family came out Saturday
night when Former Governor James
E. Ferguson promised his support
and that of his wife—Former Gov-
ernor Miriam Ferguson—to the
candidacies of Governor Coke Stev-
enson and Senator W. Lee O’Daniel.
Alex Ferguson, a brother, is can-
didate for governor. He is a field
seed grower at Howe.
Mrs. M. T. “Top” Huebner re-
turned last week-end from Virginia
Beach, Virginia, where she had been
visiting her husband, who has been
stationed at the Naval training base
(Editor’s nole; Following is an
article by a fine woman—most
of you know her—who had a son
raptured at Corregidor. She ap-
peals, in this heart-stirring let-
ter, to send food, clothing, medi-
cine, and cigarettes to the intern-
ed troops, who are said to he
under-fed and lacking care. She
speaks of one soldier who has
dwindled down to less ihan 100
pounds. Read it, then deride for
yourself whether to join her in
the nation-wide campaign, of
which she speaks.)
A nation-wide campaign is being
organized by the San Francisco
Press Club and the United Press to
bring pressure to boar upon our
government regarding the extreme
necessity of getting food and medi-
cal supplies to the heroes of Bataan
No food supplies hnve reached
Manila since last November, yet it
is reported that there are Red Cross
ships loaded with needed supplies
waiting to sail, but the negotiations
through a neutral country have not
The press is urging everyone to
wire messages to at least three
congressmen, senators, or influ-
ential civilians in Washington. The
following is a suggestion: “Request
that President Roosevelt start ne-
gotiations with a neutral country
to send a food ship to the Philip-
pines immediately." It is suggested
that nothing of a military nature
be included in either the message
Please do this immediately and
ask your friends, as many as pos-
sible, to do the same. We want
wires sent from all over the coun-
try. If I send three and you send
three, and you get three of your
friends to do the same, we should
have a chain telegram, and if that
will not show our president that
we are serious in insisting that
food and medical supplies be sent
to our men, then nothing else will.
In conclusion, let me quote Col-
onel G. S. Clark: “It is an appeal
that echoes from the graves of Ba-
taan, a prayer from the dead for
their fellows who ate everything
from the colonel’s horse and final-
ly that, too, who smoked bamboo
leaves rolled in toilet paper and
who now may not find even that in
the Japanese prison camps where
General Wainwright and his cour-
ageous troops are interned.
“It is an appeal to America that
must not go unanswered. Food!
Cigarettes! Clothing! Medicine! For
the men who fought undaunted long
after they had abandoned hope of
relief, who surrendered at last to
exhaustion, hunger, and lack of
supplies, 15,000 overwhelmed by
200,000. America must not forget!
A way must be found—will be
found if the people insist—to send
these few meager necessities to the
noblest heroes of the war,
“It is ours to resolve! We shall
Remember MacArthur’s pledge—
“I will keep the soldier’s faith.”
I have talked with Colonel Clark
and nurses back from the Philip-
pines and the reports are terribly
grim. H. Breitung weighs less than
100 pounds. We’ve got to fight for
them, in this our only way. Tele-
grams should flood Washington this
week. Do your best!
Mrs. Mae Brunner, Mrs. Alice
Preddy, Mrs. Roy Moore, and son,
LeRoy, and Gayle Hart visited
friends in Palacios Sunday after-
With the rubber drive extended
to July 10 by President Roosevelt,
citizens in this constnl area were
spurred on to gather even more
scrap rubber for the nation’s war
An appeal was made to house-
holders to make a final search of
their premises over the week-end
for scrap rubber.
Residents of Brackettville have
protested the assignment of 1,500
negro troops at Fort Clark, near
the city, Governor Coke R. Steven-
son revealed in Austin Friday, the
Associated Press reported.
Governor Stevenson said it was
the first such protest he had re-
ceived and added that he would
nsk the War Department to rescind
tho assignment in the interest of
He added that San Antonio Army
officials had been sent a copy of
the protest. Third Army Head-
quarters, which assigns combat
troops in this area, reported it had
no comment to make on the mut-
A spokesman said the Army rec-
ognizes the problem of racial dif-
ferences in the south and eras work-
ing on the problem as best it can.
—San Antonio Express.
Softball Games ^
Here Called Off
At the special request of those
in charge of the Service Men’s Soft-
bail Tournament in Houston at
Sportsman’s Park July 3, 4, and 5,
in a special drive to raise $100,000
in War Bonds nnd Stamps, the U.
S. O.-Camp Ilulen Softball League
will not have its regular tourney
tilts Friday, July 3, ns many of the
players have been requested to par-
ticipate in the Houston tournament
for such a worthy cause.
Camp Hulen will enter an all-
star team along with other Army
camps all over the southwestern
part of the State.
To Eat Chicken
Station Is Set
Up In Bay City
C. E. Norquest, head of the Hous-
ton Weather Bureau, was in Bay
City this week installing equipment
for a weather station, it was an-
nounced by President E. O. Taulbee
of the Bay City Chamber of Com-
The equipment consists of aneroid
barometer, standard cotton region
shelter, standard weather bureau
rain guage, and airways anemome-
ter (wind velocity guage), Mr.
Taulbee said. The station is located
at the City Disposal Plant south
Enters Team In
Camp Hulen has entered a soft-
ball team in the Southwest Service
Men’s Softball Tournament begin-
ning Friday at Sportsman’s Park
Other teams entered are from El-
lington Field, Camp Wolters, Camp
Bowie, Fort Sam Houston, Camp
Wallace, the Naval air station at
Corpus, and Foster Field.
Main purpose of the tourney is to
push the sale of War Bonds and
Eating fried chicken is a good
thing any time, but it will be pa-
triotic during the week of July
For broilers and fryers have been
designated as the Victory Food
Special for that week by the Agri-
cultural Marketing Administration.
During the week storekeepers will
feature broilers and fryers in a
sales drive intended to assist ma-
terially in using the big increase in
supplies resulting from increased
poultry and egg production.
The Herald is authorized to an-
nounce the following candidates,
subject to the Democratic primary
on July 25;
For Congressman, N!nth District:
JAMES A. CLEMENTS
J. J. MANSFIELD
For County Tax Collector-Assessor:
S. O. EIDMAN
For County Judge:
THOMAS II. LEWIS
For County Attorney:
For Sheriff: '
B. E. SAILOR V*
For County Clerk:
D. B. “JACK” HINTON
For Co. Superintendent of Schools:
TOM HALE (Rcclection)
For County Treasurer:
HELEN KILBRIDE CATES
For District Clerk:
J. GRADY WALKER
For Justice of Peace, Precinct 1:
R. F. ANDERSON (Reelection)
For County Commissioner, Pet. 1:
For Commissioner, Precinct 4:
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