The Paducah Post (Paducah, Tex.), Ed. 1 Friday, February 6, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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“Remember Pearl Harbor”
The Paducah post
Thirty-fifth Year, No. 43
8 Pages Today
Paducah, Texas, Friday, February 6, 1942
t. Service registrant,
forthcoming Feb. 16 w
in the military
|L bracket of 20 io 45
K who -has more than one
I: e may choose
■ «ants recorded as
’Soup’s On’ for U. S. Boys in Iceland
.< residence to designate
t0ard that always will
$dict ■ tor him. Genar-
Pagr. state .selective
Jirectoi T -aid this week.
„l vinphasized, how-
w np transient address
rec-alra and that Selcc-
|j,e regulations prohibit
or dictation by a
i ; < gistrant who
place of resi-
• . choice us to
ded as his
i when i
e than o
I the it
| out. i - •
I ;o war;
Price Five Cents Per Copy
g address is
tears are ill
the i cgistrant
S he designates his place
„ce he ii i evocably desig-
b lard whiCU will
Btinuous jurisdiction over
■Me e«>ui ty residents ;n
T . of 20 t» 45 will
[in the county courthouse
Fell. Id’ as follows
E; sheriffs office; pvc-
|county cmirt room; pre-
;a>. a- -sor-eoliector’s
mil precinct 4, commis-
Lynching third registra
Kdude all men who have
fthei: 20th birtmiay on or
31. lull, aiu»-4*uve
I then lath biiiliday
11)42, auu who hate
afore been registered,
te have i -eii called upon
Jj. Watt Page, state di-
l»volunt ei to bring men
plans of transportation
I cearthouse Feb. 16 to
\ .9 a puti i"tic gesture,
all sections of the
been asked to fuf-
ars to bring men to
i otherwise would have
Home to P»duoah.
s may not expect prices
|Ety for any farm cum-
i doe to the increased
ig out of the war.
dt plain by Leon Hen-
■aominated by President
[Monday to be price ad-
pr.and Secretary of Ag-
|Claude U Wickard in a
^ds changed attitude to-
Itommodity prices prov-
Jfeinting to numbers of
Ihoni agr.. .Rural states,
flv the i.u in bloc of
| represent i:. _r principally
wducing states. They
on tlie Secretary to
r program for prices
commodities at least 10
“n and V»sard outlin-
in'. to pro. eat inflation,
|abundant production of
crops, and to sta-
; costs at a level that
tin fair piiees to farm-
previously had told
1 agricultural committee
“°uSh the price-control
Hhed a ceiling for
s at 110 per cent
d the administra-
? President Roosevelt,
t»t parity prices will be
, the farm group
1 nid not openiy voice
pthe secretary’s stand,
“that if too much ob-
J raised on their part,
pit might relieve Wick-
yretaiy ,,f agriculture
, Paul H. Appleby to
’a thing the Senators
I'ant to see happen.
lit a, tbrt farmer and
r e farmer’s problems.
^a newspaperman, with-
and Wickard said
■ agencies woula spare
t«Hime peak in 1941,
, Jwn during January,
' P- Hobson said
B ,‘JR the month
*4, compared with
January of 1941. a
l»uutU fi!-,e sol<1 about
L ^mobile use tax
»re not included in
,P*' , Riley has
i. home because
This photo, taken at one of Uncle Sam's strategic posts somewhere
in Iceland, shows U. S. soldiers inside their mess hall, which is made of
corrugated steel. "Our boys" are evidently enjoying their repast to
This is election year
cations are that it will
citing political season.
A calendar of princii
issued last week by tin-
Gov. Coke Stevenson,
lighted by three dates
importance to t h ■
namely; the t'iist Den,,
mary on July 25, the
Aug. 22, and the genei
on Nov. 3.
These dates are fix
county appointed by c
March 8—Last day to
sessor-coilector to pie;
June 1 Last day . 1
dates for state offices a.
trict offices, in districts c
ing more than one county.
Deadly‘Eggs’ for Enemy Raiders
Paducah will sec
one hour on Feb.
)ls and man
mess houses and oi'li
tinue to function I y the sun.
Mayor Byron A Shotts said
Thursday that he thought, it ex-
pedient for everyone to set up
their clocks one hour in older to
GO ON SALE
Five passenger car license
plates had been issued by Thurs-
day in the office of W. A. Dishop,
deputy county tax assessor-collec-,
tor. Monday was the first day the
1942 plates could be purchased.
John H. Davis Jr. of Paducah
bought tile first license tag. Mr.
Davis has purchased the first tag
each year for the past ten years,
records in the tax office reveal.
Others purchasing plates were
Jacob Smit, If. M. Nichols, Mrs.
C. G. Stewart and Lee Savage.
Coloring on the 1942 plates
is just the reverse of that on last
year's tags. This time the plates
have black letters on an orange
background, whereas last year’s
tags had orange letters on a black
Commercial and truck license
plates have oiange letters on a
black background, also the reverse
of last year’s black letters on an
Contrary to belief in same
. oases, there is no change in the
I price of tags this year.
Cottle county has been issued
1,400 passenger car tags. The
gioup's numbering begins at
260901 and continues through
Motorists have until April l to
buy their tags, but although the
plates may he purchased any time
during February the law forbids
their being placed on vehicles be-
fore March 1.
It is necessary, Mr. Bishop said,
that each person bring his cer-
tificate of title with hint when
coming to register his automobile
or truck this year, since the num-
ber of his certificate must be
placed on the 1942 license papers,
lie should also bring his 1911
requests to have nanus placed on
June 8—Meeting of state exe-
cutive committee to select site of
state convention and c e r t i f y
names of candidates to county
June 15 — County executive
committee meets to determine o -
der of names on ballot and make
estimate of election expense.
June 20- -Last day for candi-
dates to paj' assessments for bal-
June 22—Primary committee
meets to prepare ballot.
June 25-30—Period for filing
expense accounts for first pri-
July 5—Absentee voting begins.
July 13-17—Period for filing
expense accounts for second pri-
July 22—Last day for voters to
appear before county clerk and
Funeial services for Benjamin Last absentee ballots. Last day
Franklin Latham, 7 t. who died j for presiding’ judges to obtain list
of voters for use in first primary.
Feb. 12—Lincoln’s birthday.
Feb. 1 4—St. Valentine’s day.
Feb. 15— 9th annual obser-
v a n c e of “Brotherhood
week,” sponsored by the
National Conference of
Christians and Jews.
B. F. LATHAM
a vo it
meir business after
> V> iii
turn , ill
it. J. .
Somewhere along the Atlantic coast army air corps men load a
medium bomber before its lake-off on a patrol flight over the oeean
under the direction of a joint army-navy headquarters, which, operat-
ing at a secret location somewhere in the metropolitan area of New
York, has perfected a closely co-ordinated land, sea and air defensive
and offensive network.
hire Tuesday, were hold Wed-
nesday afternoon from the rest
Rev. Otto F. Marshall, pastor clerk or county chairman wires
of the First Christian church, of- I unofficial returns to secretary of
ficiated. Burial followed in the state.
July 25—First primary. Polls
open 8 a. m. to 7 p. m. County
Paducah cemetery undi ■ direc-
tion of the Norris Funeral home.
Pallbearers were •). M. Barron,
S. K. Puckett, W. D. Judkins, D.
T. Clower, A. A. Payne and
Surviving are four sons, Jack
Latham of Oroville, Calif., D. F.
Latham of Dalhart, G. V. Latham
of Gerlock, Nev., and Barney
Latham of Guthrie; five daugh-
ters, Mrs. J. M. Turner of Mc-
Gale, Nev., Mrs. Clarence Huff
of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Jo. V<md
of Graham, and Mrs. J. M. Rm>-
mson and Mrs. W. L. Kemp of
Paducah; and a number of grand-
children and great grandchildren.
Mr. Latham was born Jan. i,
1x05. in Snyder county, Texas,
and had lived in Cottle county
since 1894. He was preceeded in
death by three wives. He was
married to Martha Evelyn Sniitii
in 1884, Ada McWhorter in 1900
and Sally Nix in 1911.
Several sharply contested races are shaping? up in Cottle
county during the early stages of the 1942 political campaign,
and interest is expected to reach the customary peak later in
the campaign, despite the war.
Charlie Blount of i’adueih. who is serving his first term
as district attorney, noth .judicial district, including Cottle,
King, Baylor and Knox counties, announced his candidacy for
re-election this week, lie was the only new candidate to an-
nounce during the week.
Three races which are con-*---
Mayor Byron A. Shotts has
received a certificate from Gov.
Coke Stevenson, who has com-
missioned Mayor Shotts as mu-
nicipal defense co-ordinator for
the city of Paducah. The commis-
sion conveys to Mayor Shotts the
ltgal rights and responsibilities
of this position.
A local defense organization
has been set up, and plans are
being worked out fpr a test black-
out to be held within the near
Registration blanks are being
prepared, and residents interested
in serving on the defense organ-
ization will fill out the forms at
a date to he designated by the
Vallie Harrell, former FSA
home management supervisor of
Cottle county, is seriously ill with
pneumatic fever at iter home in
Memphis, according to informa-
tion received by friends m Padu-
cah this week.
To Visit Childress
Men of the Paducah area be-
tween 17 and 30 years of age in-
teresting in enlisting in the U. B.
marines will have the opportunity
Feb. 10-11 when a mobile marine
unit with two recruiting ser-
geants will he at the post office
in Childress for two days.
They will furnish complete
information on marine enlistment
and accept all applications for
enlistment. . ,
“The marines offer the quick-
est route for men who want ac-
tion.” T. E. Kendrick, head of the
Oklahoma City recruiting station
said, “by producing trained fight-
ing men in the shortest period of
AH recruits who are accepted
will be sent immediately to San
Diego, Calif., for training.
LION TRAINER IN PERIL
George Keller, widely-known ani-
mal trainer, almost stopped per-
forming that stunt where he put
his head in a lion’s mouth in a
show here. The professor suffered
a bad gash under the left aye
before he extricated himself.
July 28—Last day for presiding
judges to report election returns
to county judge.
Aug. 1—County executive com-
mittee meets and canvasses re-
Aug. 2-—Absentee voting begins
for second primary.
Aug. 4-—Final day for third ex-
pense reports in first primary.
Aug. 8—-State executive com-
mittee meets in Austin to canvass
primary returns and certify to
county chairmen names far ballot
in run-off primary.
Aug. 10-14—Period for filing
expense accounts for second pri-
Aug. 10—Last day for absentee
balloting in second primary.
Aug. 22—Second primary. ,
Sept. I-Final date for filing | appen ienctoniy Mommy, Fell. 2
last campaign expense report.
Sept. 8—The law piovtdis for
holding state party conventions,
to declare nominees and adopt
platforms on Sept. 1, but due to
conflict with another law, whiJi
sets a meeting of the state execu-
tive committee on Sept. 7, the
convention date probably will be
Oct. 1—Poll tax paying begins.
Nov. 3—General election.
tested are as follows: Mrs. M.
Redwine, county treasurer, is op-
posed by Noble Ingram; C. N.
Willingham, county commissioner
of precinct 3, is opposed by L. G.
Norris, and Dallas Love, county
commissioner of precinct 4, is op-
posed by H. W. G. Havens.
Deadline for poll tux payments
passed last Saturday nignt with
the number of eligible voters ap-
parently slightly below the usual
election-year total. Only 1,857
poll tax receipts were issued, but
more than 2,000 will be eligible
to cast ballots this year because
Wanell Seals, medical patient,
was almittcd Sunday, Feb. 1.
Pauline Tobias underwent an
Mrs. H. V. Johnson underwent
major operation .Monday, Feb.
20 BIRTHS, 10
Prospective Auxiliary Firemen Are
Asked To Register Soon At City Hall
Local men interested in be-
coming auxiliary firemen to as-
sist the fire department during
emergencies have been asked
to leave their names with City
Secretary Odell Freeman at the
city hall. ,
Fire Chief W. II. Vctty, who
made the announcement today,
said 24 auxiliary firemen would
be selected from applicants,
and these men will drill” wtth
regular firemen and will be
available for use in any emer-
Petty said men registering
for service should be draft ex-
empt, because the fire depart-
ment does not want to train
men, who soon will be called to
the Army, for fire defense ser-
Departments throughout Fire
Defense District No. 3 ire en-
listing the services of auxiliary-
firemen for the duration of the
Ten deaths and 20 births were
recorded in Cottle county in tne
month of January, according to
records in the office of the coun-
Births of 10 boys and 10 girls
were registered as follows: twin
girls, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mar-
tinas, Jan. 1; girl, Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie T. Atiola, Jan. 4, girl,
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Fields, Jan.
4; girl, Mr. and Mrs. George
Ruv Bearden, Jan. 5; girl, Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Grant, Jan. 6;
girl, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Bridwell,
Jan. 13; girl, Mr. and Mrs. Har-
old Moore, Jan. 12; girl, Mr. and
Mrs. G. Martinez, Jan. 30; girl,
Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Taylor, Jan.
26; boy, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon
Mancha’, Jan. 14; boy, Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Oakes, Jan. 8; boy, Mr.
and Mrs. P. R. Stevens, Jan. 11;
bov, Mr. and Mrs. Barnie True-
lock, Jan. 19; boy, Mr. and Mrs.
W. O. Paschal, Jan. 4; boy, Mr.
and Mrs. T. L. Holland, Jan. 7;
boy, Mr. and Mrs. Elvie Hender-
son, Jan. 9; twin boys, Mr. and
Mrs. O. R. Rodgers, Jan. 18; boy,
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Brown, Jan.
The deaths listed were: W. A.
Blount, Jan. 7; Ina and Nina
Martinez, Jan. 1; Enedia Mendes,
Jan. 9; Frances Reyes, Jan. 10;
R, L. Lester, Jan. 19; Mary Ada
Johnson, Jan. 19; Bettie Laverne
Johnson, Jan. 19; Bobbie Jean
Stephen, Jan. 25; C. D. Osborne,
Carl McWilliams, pneumonia
patient, was admitted Tuesday,
Dorothy Fay Moore underwent
a tonsilectomy Wednesday, Fen.
A boy was born Wednesday,
Feb. 4, to Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
tient, was admitted
Maggie B. Mayberry
mitted Thursday, Feb.
POLISH BOOKS ARRIVE
GARY’, Ind.—What is believed
to be one of the first shipment of
books delivered in the United
States from Europe in recent
months was received by the Gary
Public Library after a year and
nine months on the way. The
nooks were ordered from Poland
on Oct. 17, 1939, for Gary's
V. M. MATNEY
Vernon M. Matuey, formerly
of Cottle county, who has be. n
missing since the U.S.S. Arizona
was sunk at Pean Harbor the
first day of the new World War,
Dec. 7, has been officially de-
clared lost by the Navy depart-
Young Matney’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Matnev of Del-
win, received the following tele-
gram this week:
“After exhaustive search it has
oeen found impossiole to locate
your son, Vernon Merferd Mat-
ney, fireman first eiass. U. S.
Navy, and he has ih refore been
officially declared to have irst his
life in the service of his coun-
try as of Dec. 7, 19-11. The de-
partment expresses to you its
“Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, j
“Chief of Bureau of N'aviga-1
Seaman Matney enlisted .n the
Navy Sept. 15, 1939. He went
from Paducah to the San Diego _
naval base in Southern California auditorium Saturday "after-
short, st bool will start at
a. m. instead of 9 a. m. The
j children will be let otii for lunch
at 1 [). m. and will start back to
I school in tiie afternoon at 2 p. m.
| In the afternoon the children
will be let out one hour later by
County Superintendent Beatrix
Cobb said the same procedure
would be followed in rural schools
in oru.r to.avoid contusion in the
bus schedules and to prevent them
from doing part of their driving
while it was still dark.
Postmaster B. F. Hobson said
Lie postofficc clock would be
moved up one hour and that the
windows would be open from 8
a. in. until 6 p. m. as usual, which
will mean that the postofficc will
ooserve daylight saving time.
Transportation schedules will
remain intact both for the railway
passengers and those traveling
by bus. It is possible, however,
that some of the hours may be
changed but no official confirma-
tion has been received by local
The Paducah I....us club will
meet at 1 o’clock in the future
for its weekly luncheons.
Allison Eblen and Dub Beard-
en, draftees leaving soon for
army service, were guests of the
Lions club at its regular luncheon
Thursday. Another guests was Cy
Wrigllt, manager of Luc Fanners’
Pvt. Homer Harris
Trains in Louisiana
CAMP POLK, La., Feb. 6—Pvt.
Homer D. Harris has arrived at
Camp Polk, La., from the army
reception center in this area.
Private Harris has been assign-
ed for training purposes to the
Co. “A” Maint. Bn. 3rd Armd.
Div., commanded by Edwin H.
Moore, 1st Lt. Maint. Bn., one
of the units of the 3rd Armored
He is the son of Mi. and Mrs.
George A. Harris of Paducah.
Mrs. William Kirkpatrick of
Portland, Ore., will review “White
Cliffs of Dover” at the Alamo
and six months later was assign-
ed to the Arizona.
He was born in Coleman, Okla.,
Jan. 6, 1922, but nad lived in
this county for a number of
years. He was graduated from
the Valley View high school in
the spring of 1939.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. (Buddy)
Patton of Fort Smith, Ark., hate
been visiting friends and rela-
tives in Cottle county.
War Needs Money—YOURS!
This war calls for every ounoe
of energy, every dime and dollar
we can muster for ships—and
Hit the enemy with a $25
Bond. Hurt him with a $50
Bond. Help to blow him sky-
high with a $100 or $1,000 Bond.
Don’t delay — every hour
counts. Buy United States
Defense Bonds and Stamps
Cottle county residents will pur-
chase more than their quota of
United States defense savings
stamps and bonds during 1942,
if January sales can be taken as a
A total of $39,100 worth of
defense savings stamps anu bonds
were sold here during the past
month, which is almost one-
seventh of the county’s 1942
quota. Cottle county’s minimum
quota was set at $293,300 by
Frank Scofield, state administra-
The Paducah postoffice sold
$700 worth of defense savings
stamps and $11,400 worth of de-
fense savings bonds during the
month, and the First National
bank of Paducah sold $27,000
worth of defense savings bonds.
C. A. Phillips is chairman of
e Cottle county committee, pro-
moting sales of bonds and stamps.
noon at 3 o’clock.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick appears in Pa-
ducah under the sponsorship of
the 1923 Study club which will
use proceeds from the review in
its defense program.
The reviewer, who .s the former
Mable Handy, has presented pro-
grams in Paducah twice in the
past. She reviewed "Gone With
the Wind” when that famous
bestseller was new and later re-
viewed “Susan and God.” She
is a popular reviewer throughout
Admission charges will be 25
cents for adults and 15 cents for
The 1923 Study club is engaged
in an all-out defense effort. Its
members are purchasing defense
saving bonds and stamps accord-
ing to a regular schedule and
the club is converting all idle
funds into defense bonds. Pro-
ceeds trom the review will be
used to further this defense pro-
Chickens Must Not
Run Loose in City
S. P. Sivells, city marshall, to-
warned that chickens cannot
allowed to run loose within
Sivells said he was receiving
number of complaints because
chickens were destroying spring
Means Bad Weather
Monday was groundhog day
and the unpopular little fellow
saw his shadow without delay
as the sun rose in clear skies.
Cottle county rest cents, there-
fore, are prepared ior six weeks
more of bad weather — which
probably would have been the
case regardless of whether the
groundhog saw his shadow
But, according to tradition,
the groundhog, after a long
sleep, emerged' from his shel-
ter, blinked his eyes, saw the
sunlight in every direction and
immediately scurried back to
And, the story: go^, this sec-
tion is certain to have six weeks
more of bad weather.
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