The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 26, 1942 Page: 1 of 4
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UNITED STATES WAR
The Thriftiest Town
STOP SPENDING—SAVE DOLLARS
New Developments in
Case Lieut. Eugene Kinney
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Kinney and
their young daughter Velma Lee, liv-
ing a few miles north of Celina, and
Mrs. Kinney’s sister, Mrs. W. C. Curt-
fey and little (laughter of Beaumont,
*ent to Denver, starting last Thurs-
day night, following news from the
War Department that their son. Eu-
gene Kinney, was missing in action in
Western Europe. They visited anoth-
er son, Raymond, in training at Den-
ver and informed him of the message
from the War Department, returning
ro Celina Monday night.
A number of telegrams have been
exchanged, but at this time, nothing
bas developed to throw any more
light on whether the son is a pris-
oner, is down with no means of com-
municating with his commanding of-
r*cer, or was killed.
The parents have a letter mailed
Nov. 3, but of course that did not en-
lighten them as to what had happen-
ed on or after Nov. 9, the date he
Bank to Close at 5 p. m.
Saturdays Instead of 8|
Drive for Silk and Nylon
Now Under Way in County
President C. B. Johnson of the
First State Bank, informs the Record
that, beginning next Saturday, the
bunk will close on Saturdays at 5 p.
in. instead of 8 p. m., as it had been
doing for some weeks. That was to
accommodate the bank's patrons dur-
ing the period when the community’s
heaviest part of the year’s business
was being transacted.
Ordinarily now the bank would
close at 3:30 p. m., but will remain
open on Saturdays until 5 in the be-
lief that such service will be appre-
ciated by its patrons, in view of gas
Body in Cemetery Here
Exhumed By Undertaker
A Dallas undertaken Monday aft-
ernoon exhumed the body of Armen
B. Cooper, apparently murdered near
Beaumont two weeks ago and buried
in Celina cemetery. Me was supposed
in be seeking evidence with which to
’asten the crime of murder on some-
one. The hody was brought back
shortly after noon Tuesday and re-
buried in the grave from which it
Cooper’s wife is the daughter of
ihe late Boze Norris and wife and
before marriage her name was Marie
New McKinney Hospital
Wants Common Laborers
From McKinney Courier-Gazette.
Five hundred common laborers are
needed at once on the new govern-
ment hospital being built northwest
of McKinney, said Rayford Sikes, in
charge of the U. S. Employment Of-
fice in McKinney. Work is being
speeded up on the hospital, with more
activity being shown on the nearly
>00-acre site each day.
, Mr. Sikes and President Hansford,
iiay and Secretary Hammond Moore j Ferry Command. The couple
of the McKinney chamber of com-
merce, assert that all workers must
come through the employment office
and that all men desiring work on the
hospital, if they have not already
registered, do so at once. He hopes
McKinney and Collin County men
will respond to this appeal and do
their part in providing enough com-
mon laborers to keep work up to
date on the hospital.
The Rev. W. Harrison Baker, dis-
trict superintendent, will preach at
the local Methodist Church Sunday
night, Nov. 29.
Mrs. John Payne and Miss Wanda
Crosswhite are in Dallas visiting Mr.
and Mrs. James Hunsinger and sons.
James Ray Hunsinger is recovering
from a recent tonsil operation.
Mrs. Grady Dunn, Mrs. T. B. Dunn
and son of Ravenna visited Mr. and
Mrs. Levi Dunn and daughter Wed-
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Chapman and
family have moved to a farm near
Melissa. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Mar-
tin and son have moved here from
Blue Ridge to the place the Chap-
Pvt. Edgar George has arrived
from Camp Claiborne, La., to visit
his mother, Mrs. Minerva George, and
The Rev. A. G. Coleman of Joseph-
ine visited Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Bri-
1*reeland Van IIoozer has purchased
the Nixon house here and with his
daughters will move to it as soon as
it can be vacated by Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. B. M. White announces the
marriage Oct. 5 of her daughter,
Miss Esther White, to Lieut. Carl W.
Weeks. The ceremony was read in
Austin. The bride attended school at
Culleoka and has been employed at
Mineral Wells and Austin. Lieut.
Weeks was reared in Illinois, where
his mother resides. He received his
wings and commission Nov. 10 at
Kelly Field. He is now stationed at
Love Field a! Dallas with the Army
The drive for silk and nylon hosi-
ery is under way, and we want Collin
County to do her part in this particu-
lar phase of the war effort. Every
woman in the county is a member of
this salvage committee, and it is
time for us to function immediately.
We have been requested by the Na-
vy and War Departments to provide
through salvage of hosiery, large
stocks of silk and nylon for the man-
ufacture of powder bags and para-
chutes. These are essential and pres-
ent supplies are limited. Hence we
are appealing to American women,
asking them to donate all worn out,
discarded, and washed hosiery, con-
taining silk or nylon. *
Each store that sells hosiery has
been designated as a “Hosiery Col-
lection Depot.” Each woman will be
personally responsible for the deliv-
ery of her hosiery to one of these de-
The members of this Woman’s
Salvage Unit in McKinney are: Mrs.
Wofford Thompson, chairman; Mrs.
Tom Hughston, Mrs. A. M. Scott Jr..
Mrs. Florence Hill, Mrs. A. II. Eu-
banks Jr., and Mrs. J. C. Erwin Jr.
Mrs. Guy Bunch is chairman in Ces
Collin County Hosiery Salvage
Only Four Barbers Left
In West Collin County
The number of barbers in the
whole of West Collin County is four,
two in Celina and two in Frisco. It
has come to this from an all-time
high of about 16. There is no barber
in Weston and none in Prosper.
At one time Celina had nine bar-
bers. It has two now, but had three
until Bennie Brewer went to join the
Navy Wednesday morning.
it looks as if the men of this com-
munity are to avoid both long beard
and hair for the duration they shall
have to quit waiting until Saturday
foi their barber work. Two barbers
can t do the job in one day per
week. Don’t blame them if a group
of Celinaites comes to look like a
Mrs. Betts Passed Away
At Weston Last Saturday
HOW TO (JET YOUR COFFEE
AFTER RATIONING BEGINS
OPA regional officials announced
that consumers who have registered
and secured War Ration Book No. 1
will not have to register again to get
coffee when rationing begins on No-
vember 29. Stamps No. 17 through
28, used in reverse order, will be used
to get coffee. Because of its position
in the book, Stamp No. 27 will be de-
tached for the first pound of coffee
purchased. To consumers who still
are unable to get. sugar because of
excess amounts en hand, local boards
will issue ration books with the first
sixteen stamps torn out, so that they
may purchase coffee under rationing.
Miss Ann Tate of Dallas visited
her mother, Mrs. Ruth Tate. Sunday.
Union Thanksgiving Service
Scheduled Wednesday Night
The program arranged for the
union Thanksgiving service at the
First Methodist Church Wednesday
night at 7.30 follows:
Song by Congregation. No. 254,
Hymns of Praise.
Song By Group of Girls From the
First Christian Church.
Quartet By Baptist Church Sing-
Scripture Reading, Psalm 103.
Quartet By Methodist Church
Offering for Charity.
Duet By Presbyterian Church
Song No. 252.
Tuberculosis on Increase,
Warns TB Association
Washington.—A warning that tu-
berculosis is increasing alarmingly in
warring countries was sounded Tues-
day by President Roosevelt in endors-
ing the 36th annual Christmas seal
campaign of the national, state and
local tuberculosis associations, which
Psesident Roosevelt said that it
will take the greatest effort possible
on the part, of the people to hold the
disease in check in this country. In
endorsing the Christmas seal cam-
paign, President Roosevelt said:
The unholy alliance between war
and disease is particularly powerful
in the case of tuberculosis. Tubercu-
losis has increased in every past war.
The disease is increasing alarmingly
iri many warring European and Asia-
“In the United States tuberculosis
is now at the lowest rate in our his-
tory. But, to hold the disease in
check during wartime will demand
the greatest effort possible on the
part of the people, the medical pro-
fession, the tuberculosis associations
and the official health departments.
Cooperation of all people in the fight
against tuberculosis is imperative.
"The tuberculosis associations are
well under way in their intensified
and expanded wartime campaign. I
have full confidence that the Ameri-
can people will generously add the
purchase of Christmas seals, the
mail support of the National Tuber-
culosis Association and its seventeen
hundred affiliated associations, to
their many other wartime activities.”
home in Dal.as and visited here the
past week with the bride’s mother.
Honoring their son, Lieut. Garth
H. Burch, home on furlough from the
Army air base at Tampa, Fla., Mr.
and Mrs. Coyt Burch entertained with
a dinner Saturday at neon. Present
were Pvt. J. E. Gattis Jr.. Camp Ed-
wards, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. .Jodie
Burch and daughter of McKinney,
Miss Ruth Burch and Miss Callie B
Burch of Dallas, Mrs. Minnie* Burch,
Mr. and Mra. Stewart Burch and
sons, Mr. ami Mrs. Tom Burch and
son, and Mrs. J. Lee Howell.
Mrs. Ii. L. Speck Sr., Mrs. R. L.
Speck Jr. am daughter, and Mrs. Cal
Pope visited Mrs. P. J. McManus and
other relatives in Sherman Tuesday.
I C. Milchel! left Saturday after-
r.oor for Mobile, Ala., where he will
work as a guard.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Frair and sons
have moved to Dallas, where Mr.
I'raii will be employed.
The Rev. or.d Mrs. J. B. Culwell
and family of Sulphur Springs re-
cently visited the former’s mother,
Mrs. Amy Culwell, and other rela-
Capt. F. E. Price, sou of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Hany Price, is aow stationed
at the Army air base at Casper, Wyo.,
as a flight commander. He- had been
in Guatemala City, Guatemala, for
some time before his present assign-
Mrs. R. L. Speck Sr. and Mrs.
Dudley Burkett entertained with a
lawn party Friday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Speck for the pupils
of their Sunday school class at the
Methrdist church. They were assisted
by Mrs. Cecil Cook and Mrs. Lee
Pinion in serving refreshments to
Pvt. Robeit Estep has arrived
from Camp Claiborne, La., to visit
bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Es-
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Virden have
moved to a farm near Melissa.
Mrs. Ben Stiles is a patient at the
home of her son, Charles Stiles, in
Dallas. Her condition is unimproved.
the RECORD ISSUED EARLY.
Hie -Record is issued two days
early Ibis week to get the
Thanksgiving messages of ad-
vertisers to our readers before
Thanksgiving and to give the
force Thanksgiving Day at home.
With the slaughter of human
beings that is going on through-
out the far-flung battle fronts of
the world, one might conclude
that there is little for which to
be thankful. The assurance at
this time that the United Na-
tions will win and thus preserve
the right of all God-fearing peo-
ple to freedom from slavery,
freedom of speech and freedom
to worship according to the dic-
tates of their own consciences is
enough to make us genuinely
thankful, whatever (he price »*e
Three Celina Soldiers
Here From Camp Edwards
Titrer Celina boys who are serving
in trade Sam's Army are here from
Camp Edwards, Mass. They are Pfc.
James Doyle Lee, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Lee of Celina; Pvt. Charles
Webster, son of Mrs. Will Webster
of Celina, and Pvt. Lloyd R. McCar-
ty, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Mc-
Carty of the Alla community. The
latter soldier has two brothers in the
service, the draft leaving Mr. and
Mrs. McCarty without a son at home.
Anothei soldier here this week is
Edgar II. Stambaugh. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Stambaugh Sr., who live
a short distance southwest of town.
WESTON.-—After a lingering ill-
ness of several months, Mrs. Mary
Hannah Elizabeth Betts passed away
at her home here Saturday morning
at about 9:45. She had been in ill
health for some time and confined to
her bed for about a year. Funeral
services were conducted Sunday aft-
ernoon at 2:30 at the local Christian
church by the Rev. Lloyd Mottley,
pastor of the Van Alstyne Christian
Church. Interment was in Mugg cem-
Pallbearers were Lawrence Pope,
Ted Cave, Guy Watson, Laud Howell,
Clarence Phillips and Roy Mayes.
Mrs. Betts was born Aug. 12, 1876,
at Burksville, Cumberland county,
Ky., a daughter of William Morgan
and .Jane llestand Akin. She came to
Texas with her parents May 7, 1889,
stopping first in Sherman, and later
coming en to Weston, where she had
since made her home.
She was twice married, first on
Aug. 16, 1895, to Pierce Wade Mel-
ton, who died Oct. 17, 1902. They
were the parents of two children, the
late Edna Beulah Melton, and Mrs.
John Cave, who lived with her moth-
er. On April 20, 1904, she was mar-
ried to J. A. Betts, who died Nov. 25,
1921. They had no children. She was
a member of the Christian Church.
Surviving other than the daughter,
Mrs. Cave, are four grandchildren,
Mrs. Gilliam Hobson of Dallas,
Charles Cave of Fort Worth, Pvt.
Doyle R. Cave of Camp Wolters and
Annabelle Cave of Weston; a great-
grandson, Ronald Gary Hobson of
Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Frank Usry,
of Celina; two brothers, Dick Akin of
Athens and Bob Akin of Sterling,
Okla., whom she had not seen for
30 years, and several nieces and
Bulk of Christmas Mail
Should Be in Post Office
Not Later Than Dec. 1st
Regular services Sunday and Sun-
day night, at II a. m. and 7:45 p. m.
Special music, church school at 10
For your own sake, go to church.
It pays. The happiness you get in the
church on Sunday is a tonic for the
whole week. If not in church else-
where, then come worship with us.
Clarence Bounds, Pastor.
Fred West Returns From
Two Weeks Hunting Trip
Fred West and Mrs. West are back
borne after an absence of two weeks.
Fred spent the two weeks hunting
and fishing on the Rambo ranch on
San Saba river, spending two days
hunting turkeys in the Menard sec-
tion. He and three friends constitu-
ted the hunting party. Fred hunted
turkey and got two gobblers and the
deer hunters brought down four deer.
Fred says he caught plenty of fish
and killed plenty of squirrels on the
Rambo ranch. Mrs. West spent the
two weeks with her mother at Abi-
Howard Blagg was in charge of
the Frisco station during Mr. West’s
absence and left Tuesday morning to
take work in Fort Worth.
Ernest Snodgrass has been con-
tined to his bed at his home south-
west of town by a heart ailment.
YOUR country needs YOUR junk!
Box to Be Sent Orphans;
Bring Donations Sunday
The congregation of the First
Christian Church is t:o send a box to
Juliette Fowler Home in Dallas ear-
ly next week and all members are
asked to bring anything they wish
to contribute to the church building
next Sunday morning.
Anything that will bo useful as
food or clothing will he appreciated.
Be sure to bring your contribution
Sunday. Dishes will also be accept-
fhe bulk of Christmas mail must
be in the post offices by December 1
this year if deliveries on time are to
be assured, according to Smith W.
Purdum, second assistant postmaster
general. Mr. Purdom is responsible
to Postmaster General Frank C. Wal-
ker for smooth and efficient air and
railway mail service.
Unprecedented wartime, demands
on the postal and transportation sys-
tems, plus a prospective record vol-
ume of Christmas mailings, were ci-
ted by Mr. Purdum as necessitating
earlier mailings than ever before. “It
is physically impossible for the rail-
roads and air lines, burdened with
vitally important war materials, to
handle Christmas mailings as rapidly
as in normal times,” Mr. Purdum
said. “If the bulk of parcels and
greeting cards arc held back until the
usual time—the period of about De-
cember 15 to 23—they simply can not
be distributed in time, and thousands
of gifts will reach their destinations
In 1941, about 21,950 mail cars
were required between December 12
and 24 to deliver the Christinas mails
—enough cars to make a train 270
miles long. This year, the extra cars
needed to move holiday mails are
largely being used by the armed ser-
vices, and a severe shortage is in
The postal service usually borrows
about 2,500 ti-ucks from the Army
and other Government, agencies, and
rents about 10,000 from private own-
ers, to handle the Christinas mails.
This year, it will be extremely diffi-
cult to obtain enough of these vehi-
cles to meet even a substantial part
of the need. The Army needs its own
trucks and private owners are reluc-
tant to let someone else use their
Railroads are cooperating by con-
verting some hundreds of steel box
cars and similar equipment for mail
transportation, and Joseph B. East-
man, Director of Defense Transpor-
; tation, has ordered that unnecessary
i travel be curtailed to the limit dur-
I ing the holiday season. But those
( measures can not assure deliveries of
gifts on time unless the public co-
operates by mailing early and thus
spreading the transportation load
over a longer period than uSual.
Mr. Purdum called attention to the
task of the Post Office Department
in moving millions of pieces of mail
every day to and from soldiers, sail-
ors and marines- throughout the
world. This extraordinary job must
be kept current, even while the holi-
day rush of mailings is handled. Also,
he pointed out, the postal establish-
ment is operating with many thous-
ands of inexperienced personnel, em-
ployed to take the place of men call-
ed to the armed services. The new
employees naturally can not handle
| the holiday mail jam with the
j smoothness and speed of the postal
veterans whom they replace.
In view of all these handicaps to
the service, Mr. Purdum added, post-
al patrons should mail their gifts by
December 1 if they wish to insure
that their friends will not be disap-
pointed at Christmas.
TRUCK BADLY DAMAGED.
Clarence Biggs of Celina had his
truck badly damaged when it turned
over with a load of freight in Dallas
Monday evening. One of Biggs’ hands
was painfully injured. He arrived
home Tuesday morning.
li. L. STANLEY OF MELISSA
died in McKinney hospital
H. L. Stanljy, 54, of Melissa died
in the McKinney hospital Wednesday
of last week. His wife, ^ son. Hershel
Stanley, and a daughter. Mrs. Herb-
ert Shollnut, both of Detroit, Mich.,
and a sister. Mrs. J. W. Bailey, of
Surphur Springs, survive Mr. Stan-
ley’s funeral was conducted Friday
ar a McKinney funeral home and the
body was interred in Melissa ceme-
Lyman D. Robinson Names
R. F. Hartman Assistant
Lyman D. Robinson, -superintend-
ent-elect ol' Collin County public
schools, says he has named R. F.
Hartman of Nevada as his chief as-
sistant in that office. Mr. Hartman
will assume his duties on Jan.uary 1,
when Mr. Robinson will take charge
of the office.
Mr. Hartman was superintendent
of schools at Nevada for twelve
years, holds B. A. and M. A. degrees
from S. M. U., and has done work on
his Ph.D. degree. For the past year
or two he has been supervisor of
schools, in which capacity he will
continue until the first of the year
when he will assume his new post.
I h turn for Offirr of TTcrr information
Recently the city council requested
that trailers be not left on the pub-
lic square. This request seems not
to have been heeded as five trailers
were on the square Sunday morning.
It’s a good way to have them guard-
ed by the city marshal.
Rubber is not being spared these
days by persons who have sons at
some training camp dose enough to
reach in a day or two of travel. Such
persons are not to be blamed, espe-
cially those who are expecting their
sons to be sent abroad soon and
knowing they may never see them
again. They will be unable lo make
these trips, however, after rationing
of gasoline goes into effect on De-
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