The Jacksboro Gazette (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 26, 1944 Page: 1 of 8
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The Jacksboro Gazette
Housing Situation Here Being
Congressman Ed Gossett, Wich-
ita Falls, representative of the
War Production Board. Dallas,
and the local Chamber of Com-
merce met here Tuesday morn-
ing, at the First National Bank,
discussing the housing situation.
New houses are badly needed and
something has got to be done as
there are people wanting to move
here but can’t find places to live.
The representatives of Jacks-
boro were well pleased with the
Jacksboro is asking lor 25 to
50 new houses and renovations
Congressman Gossett told the
Jacksboro representatives that he
would do everything he could
for Jacksboro to relieve the hous-
JACKSBORO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1944
To All Jack County Citizens
We know there are many
drives for many; many of them
are worthy and necessary; we
are needed in so many of them;
we should contribute to so many
because they are for laudable
Every cent which is raised will
be used to help .defray the ex-
penses of properly presenting
this proposition to the proper au-
thorities and in expenses incident
E. C. Richards who has been
active in the Lake Bridgeport
Hospital Association since its
start has offered to contribute
$100.00 of the $500.0 (our quota)
leaving only $400.00 for Jack
County to raise. Within the
next several days a committee
headed by Mrs. Edna Sewell
Fowler, will call on business men
and relatives for this amount. Be
ready. Do not argue that there
have been so many other .drives,
the committee and Hospital As-
sociation know it, but there have
been none more worthy.
Make all contributions by
cheek payable to Lake Bridge-
port, Hospital Association/ mail
to E. C. Richards or deliver to
Mrs. Fowler or any member of
Girl Scout Week—Oct. 29-Nov. 4
This year, 1944, Scout week
finds the goal of a million Scouts
reached. Among that million are
twenty-eight Girl Scouts of Jacks-
boro who have planned the fol-
lowing program of activities for
the week, with the assistance of
their sponsoring. A Association.
Sunday afternoon Scouts’ own
program and a musical program
presented for the Scouts by the
Coored Choir of Baptist Church.
Sunday evening, at the Method-
ist Church, they wil participate
in the service, presenting a Hag
ceremony, “The Unbuilt City."
Monday as a homemaking proj
ect they will prepare the evening
meal for their family.
Wednesday, out-of-door day.
there will be a treasure trail hi e
and a supper at the end of the
Thursday, being friendship
day, the A Association of Scout-
ing will entertain Souts with a
dinner, free to all Scouts. Parents
may purchase tickets for 50 cents
each, before Oct. 28.
Friday, citizenship day, will
find Scouts selling Christmas
cards to their friends, that they
may secure their National Mag-
azine, and a profit for their
There will he a National work-
er for the speaker at the dinner.
An arts and crafts window dis- munity "’ho are interested in any
play in Gwaltney’s hardware
Each parent of Scouting will
be present with details of the
SPECIAL GIFTS TO WAR FUND
Shabav Bros., $30.00; Jacksboro Schools, $32.25:
Colored Citizens, $61.00.
Those going over the top: Pump Station, $50.00; Gib-
town, $75.00; Vineyard, $100.45. Will Jacksboro be last?
Montague was the first county to go over the top. Palo
Pinto is 90%; Wise, 73%; Denton 72%; Jack 57%
That means Jack County has raised .just a little over
half. Why wait? Let’s report it over the top next week.
The Tiger’s 'schedule was cut
1 Details Cotton Purchase Program Jacksboro Plays Decatur Friday
* Available Soon ., .,
b rid ay night at 8:00, the
Full parity price to farmers Jacksboro Tigers will face their
for their 1944 crop of upland cot- fourth conference foe of the sea-
ton is assured under the new
Commodity Credit Corporation
purchase program regardless of.short with the announcement
whether or not it is under a gov-(that Henrietta and Bridgeport
•:* eminent loan. jhad forfeited their remaining
| The CCC will purchase all up- J games of the 1944 season. This
| land cotton for which a loan rate will give the Tigers only two
| schedule has been announced, of- more conference games to play
* fered to it up to June 30, 1945. and both of them are to he play-
* j The cotton will be purchased at ed on the Tigers’ home field.
|ithe following prices: (1944 cropi For the first, time this season,
*j middling 15/16 inch, basis gross the Tigers will face a team which
* i weight flat cotton at Memphis, will almost equal it in weight
* Teun.) Oct. 21.90 cents per lb; and will have about the same
Nov. 21.95; Dee. 22.00; Jan. 22.-'number of reserves.
Jr. L. A. Wools. To Speak At
Foints On Butter
Creamery butter—20 points.
Country Batter—12 points.
Superintendent Jas. R. Eman-
uel of the Bryson school’s, writes! ’ "
the Gazette that the teachers of pje Supper, Cake Walk at Wizard
that school are making elaborate
plans for observing National Ed-
ucation Week which closes Nov.
11. The theme for this year is
0o; Feb. 22.10; March 22.L»;i The Decatur Eagles have play-
|April 22.20; May 22.25: June led two conference games, win-
122.25. 'iiing over St. Jo 12-0 and being
The five-point increase per!smashed by the Jack Rabbits
month lias been added to the 26-0.
price as allowance to the farmer | For the first time the Tigers
j for storage and carrying charges, (will be slightly favored because
Other highlights of the pur-jcf holding Bowie to a score of
Wizard Wells has a new teach-'c^ase Pro"raln are: 13-0. The Eagles, however, have
er for the school 'and thev are! h and discounts arelhad two weeks to prepare for
going to celebrate the event Fri-ithe saine as; thof of 1944 loan jlhis game.
V'rlav nirrht Oet 27 8 .(Min in lprogram. based on middling I In the conference game last,
™ .pi’e pie .n/i I5/“ »<•", *—,««* »- -'*««*• B***
.. ...1 . . r |walk Prettiest <Grl wins the squeezed out a 6-0 victory over
this hue will be given, culmmat-1" alk- Pettiest gnl urns the 2_ Lopatinil (litWnf inis fori the Nocona Indians. This victo-
Edueation for Safer Living.
number of special lessons along!"'HI1 a 1)1P supper, pie and cake
this line wiB be given cuhninat-1 "^k. Prettiest girl wins the ,. Location differentials
her of safety ^posters& **** "““'f Tin* public invited. Proceeds! war|h<?Hft P0^* will be based j rv leaves Newcastle and Bowie
y P L, to War Chest fund Master I011 frel«ht ratcs to tlle GrouP only undefeated teams in
On Friday evening, Nov. 10, at ceremonies,—the new teacher. |!ni11 Hr™ of 9arolinas except | District! 13-A race.
8:00 o’cock all adults in the com-
part of the educational program
will gather at the high school
gym for a banquet. The princi-
pal speaker for this occasion will
he Dr. L. A. Woods, State Super-
intendent of Education. The
j banquet will be on a non-profit
in eastern Mississippi eastern
Tennessee, Virginia, North Gar-
basis, the plates being fifty cents
Mr. Lawrence Press and Miss! wl,i“1' "I11 he. nsed for *°od 311(1
Louise Miller, both of Oklahoma | I*repaPftt,,m’ ,m 0,’; ei’ >at, every
City, were united in mamage. person ’,lia-v ^r ^. Woods ad-
Oct. 23, at the First Jteptitf! dpe£, fa«lltie* will be
Church, bv Rev- A. R, Bilberry ,nmto((to ,20) P-op e,-the firs
Thev will continue to make their c0,ne tMe hrsd acfPted- + Ha,,d
ionic in Oklahoma City. They 1,eSel’vatlon to an>r toaclier-
vvere here, guests of the groom’s!
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Press !--•—*— -
Pvt. Billy G. King, son of Mr.
jolina. South Carolina, Georgia.
1 Florida and Alabama where u
Inducted into the Army and /one system will be in effect as
forwarded to Fort Sam Houston,; under the loan program,
on Oct. 18: j 3. Purchasing agents, mostly
Joe William Tanner, Joplin | local banks and warehousemen.
E in mitt 1). Deweber, Newport will be approved by CCC.
Jack County Local Board, j 4. Purchasing agents will buy
___ __ iat CCC prices if warehouse re- ii(i
Halloween Carnival at Antelope Sied "ol-e.^rthcrTiUun'To bny f,'om ,!"J L‘ountry store 1111,1
Grade School Carnival
A Hallowe’en carnival will be
held at the Jacksboro Grade
school on Tuesday night, Oct.
31sf, at 8 o'clock.
Everyone is invited to attend
the carnival and take part in the
cake walk, play bingo, fish in the
pond, have your fortune told,
2 Armored, 4 Infantry Divisions!311 d Mrs' Sid ,Kll‘- ^port. Rt.
_ . _ _ -L has arrived Camp \V olters to
Drive On Germany jhe-in his basic training as an in-
Golden Wedding Anniversary Is
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Sartain were
week-end visitors in Dallas, and
according to the Dallas Morning
News, while there were honored
with a tea observing their golden
wedding anniversary at the home
of their son, Dr. Aaron Q. Sar-
tain, 2825 Amherst.
Mr. Sartain was born in Missis-
sippi, Aug. 23, 1872, and has liv-
ed in Jack County since 1885.
Mrs. Sartain was Miss Iva Jane
Heasley before her marriage. She
is a native of Arkansas and came
to Jack County in 1879. They
were married Oct. 21, 1894, and
have two children, Dr. A. Q. Sar-
tain, associate professor of psy-
chology at S. M. U., and Mrs.
Travis Roberts of Williamsburg,
Va., where Mr. Roberts is a pet-
ty officer in the U. S. Navy. Mr.
and Mrs. Sartain also have two
Congratulations and good wish-
es to this excellent couple, and
here’s wishing they may live to
celebrate their diamond wedding.
Texas Grand Master Visits A. F.
& A. M. Lodge at Cundiff
Claude Austin, Dallas, Texas,
Grand Master of the Masonic
bodies, A. F. & A. M., visited the
Cundiff Lodge Monday night
when a large number of Masons
Grand Master Austin delivered
a very inspiring message to the
brethren. Brother John D. Me
Comb of the Jacksboro Lodge in
troduced the guest speaker.
A group of Scouts went to Bry-
son last week to organize a Sen-
ior Scout Troop. About thirty
seniors were present for mem-
bership. The Wednesday Study
Club being sponsor of the Scouts.
Stars and Stripes, 9th Sept,, ’44.
By Wes Gallager.
With the 3rd U. S. Army, Sept
8th.—Lt. Gen. George S. Patton’s
headquarters has revealed that
the Fourth and Seventh Armor-
ed Divisions supported by four
crack infantry divisions have
been among the spearheads driv-
ing on Germany.
The infantry divisions include
the Fifth, of Iceland fame, and
which fought with both the First
and Third Armies, the 35th, 80th
Th$ 80th Division has been
widely used on almost every sec-
tor since the bieak-through, do-
ing the tough, dirty mop-up work
all the way from Brest peninsula
to the Seine.
General Eddy Made 12th Corps
The German command, turn-
ing to guard the southeast, took
its eyes off the vital sector be-
tween Metz and Nancy, and Ed-
dy was quick to take advantage.
He had held back the armored
combat- team from the Fourth
and most of the 80th Div. The
infantry crossed the river near
Louay at night. Two bridges
were built. On Sept. I2tli the
Germans realized their mistake.
By nightfall the battle was won
and German defenses on the Mo
selle were broken and outflanked.
I The immediate result, was to
trap the Nancy garrison, but
more important was the break-
ing of the entire Moselle position,
which threw the stalled Third
Army into high gear again and
sent, it racing toward Germany.
Post Oak Baptists
The Post Oak Baptist Church
is now a full-time pastorate.
| Sunday school 10 a. m. Preach-
ing at 11. Training Union at 8,
and preaching at- 9 p. m.
Nov. 3rd, Friday night is all-
!church night. Quest speaker will
be Van McGladden, Joplin, a
'young licensed preacher.
1 You are cordially invited to all
(of our services.
The Antelope high school sen- (kiys after issuance. Agent s tee
iors are sponsoring a Halloween ->9 eents per hale will be paid
carnival, Tuesday evening, Oct. kv CCC.
31st, in the auditorium. No ad- 5. Purchases will he made on-
niission; everyone invited. |G U'om tanners who prodm-e.]
__ _ cottton into 1944. Cotton must
ibe stored in CCC approved waro-
Workers Needed at Borger houses.
6. Farmers with cotton in loan
In a fast moving recruitment sell if to CC0 b n,payin„
program designed to secure male ^|)ejr ]()an * 1 - ^
workers for our own Panhandle The ccr is maki those
War Plants m and near Borger, chases to ,a out pVi)yk[Js of
('pi. Guy M. Matlock, Route 1, , ,p^lati™ «>aeted by Congress
Antelope, is serving somewhere in Bn'"constriction ‘of -'In‘'"awfuY f° takc
food booths, throw darts, and go
through the spook house.
Admission charges are 5c for
everything except the cake walk,
fortune telling, and spook horse,
which will cos i tc.
in Italy as a member of the 12t,h
Air Force Service Command. He
has also seen service in Sicily. He
has two brothers, Sidney and
Lyndall Matlock who are serving
with the armed forces, somewhere.
Lions Club Ladies ’ Night Banquet
high octane aviation gasoline re- p^duc^s' parity‘prices 'for" 1 hoc
fineries, the Phillips High Octane c.0tton
Unatioii Gasdine /Buinmy and ' Jack County ACA Office,
the Phillips Butadiene Plant will October 23 1944
be at the court house assembly, - , • . y
room in this city, on Thursday, ~ r " - '/
Nov. 2, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Dr. H. M. Longino Dies at Age
A representative of the United
States Employment Service will 01 ^hneral Wells
W. M. Southerland Dies
W. M. Southerland died Mon-
day morning in Jacksboro. Fu-
neral services were held Tues-
day afternoon at the Cundiff
Methodist Church with burial in
the Cundiff cemetery.
Misses Betty Jo Clayton and
Donna Rising of Bryson have
pledged the Alice Freeman Palm -
er Club at TSCW, Denton, with
218 other students.
Pfe. J. A. Richardson, infant-
ryman son «f J. C. Richardson,
Jacksboro, was among the pa-
tients arriving at McClosky Gen-
eral Hospital, Temple, by plane,
Mrs. R. L. Hadley of Antelope
The Lions Club ladies’ night also be with these hiring repre-' Mineral Wells Oct 24_Dr
banquet will be held tonight sentatives to insure employers in Hugh Monroe Longino,'who pass-
Ihursday) at the First Baptist this community that no worker ed his 100th birthdav last March
Church. The program will be engaged in essential activity is 1], died in a hospital here Tues-
trom the Eagle Mountain Marine hired away from them. We are day morning. There will be a fu-
Base, near Fort Worth. Con-:also aware of the fact that lack neral service at 6 p. in., then the
gressman Ed Gossett of Wichita j of knowledge of majle workers body will be taken to Louisiana lias ,3een visiting in Wichita Falls
halls will be a guest of the club, of the seriousness of this need is for burial.
also, District Governor Ivan P.jthe primary reason they are not! Born in Georgia in 1844. he en-
Oliver ot Stephenville. now in essential war activities, j listed in the Confederate Army
I at the age of 17. After the Civil
War he went to Claiborne Par-
ish, Louisiana, was graduated
from the University of Louisiana
in 1869 and practiced medicine
in that state for 60 years before
coming to Texas. He practiced
at Jacksboro before retiring and
moved to Mineral ‘Wells in 1926.
He is survived by four daugh-
ters, Miss Ceeile Longino, Min-
ioral Wells; Mrs. D. D. Goode.
Magnolia, Ark.; Mrs. George
•j Wilcoxson, New*1 York, and Mrs.
J S. Criswell, Graham.
Community Singing—Cake Walk
Everybody come, bring
your friends. Proceeds go to
War Chest Fund. Friday night
Oct. 27, Perrin Auditorium.
C. T. Wilson has sold his re-
pair shop at the “Y" on the
Wichita Highway to Hugh Bai-
ley who has been employed there.
Mr. Wilson has received a drill-
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bone of
Bryson have bought an official
service flag with three stars, at
the Gazette, honoring their three
sons: Fred and Marion of the
Navy, and C. F of the Army.
Special Council Meeting Thursday
12:00-6:00 P. M.
— OCTOBER 28
Proceeds to go for playground equipment at the Public
Schools. All who have rdyfinage (especially children's
clothes) to donate please leave at office at City Hall,
or call 121. /
Among those attending the There will be a special meeting
service from Jacksboro were |of the Jacksboro Council No. 153,
Mines. F. L. Copeland, Ferguson, I tonight (Thursday) 7:30, at the
B. C. Thompson, C. C. Stewart! lodge hall. Three candidates
and F. O. Huekabay. jfrom Bowie and two from Jaeks-
, m t -boro. All members are requested
I to attend. Visiting members wel-
Donnie Riggs, Tulane 1'., New jeome.
Orleans: Howard Shabav. R. W.
Louisiana Institute, Lafayette;
Nathan Morrow, Rice Institute,
Houston, are here visiting home-
Capt. Ira Fowler Moved to Indo-
R. L, Swaimer, Pastor -
Mrs. Yerdia Clayton aud chil-
dren are at Ogden, Kansas, where
their husband and father is sta-
tioned. Pfc. James 11. Clayton
is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan-
sas, and is a first class machine
Mrs. Ira Fowler has received a
message from the IJ. S. War De-
partment, stating that her hus-
band. ('apt. Fowler, prisoner of,
Japan, had been moved to
er prison camp somewhere in T:i
do-China, and gave his address
where she could write tc him.
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