The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 26, 1942 Page: 3 of 4
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THE CELINA (TEXAS) RECORD
Thursday, November 26, 1942
HON. LUTHER TRUETT NAMED
DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Hon. Dwight Whit-well. criminal
district attorney-elect, has named
Hon. 1 Luther Truett, well known
young' McKinney attorney, assistant
in that office. Mr. Truett will assume
his new office the first of the year
when Mr. Whitwell becomes criminal
district attorney of this county.
Miss Willena Herndon, who has
been the office assistant, will con-
tinue in that capacity, Mr. Whitwell
Mrs. J. L. Saling returned to Dal-
las Friday after a week as the guest
of Mrs. S. G. Mallone.
Our Heartfelt Thanks
—for the many favors you, our friends, have rendered
us this year. We are truly thankful, and we shall endeav-
or to conduct our business in such a manner as to merit ;;
your continued patronage.
; Farmers Co-operative Gin Co.
We Join in the
SPIRIT OF THE
AND WISH FOR YOU ALL THE JOYS OF
REMEMBER—ONLY 29 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
On the Home Front
Home front morale in the South-
west has been put to the test increas-
ingly in the last week. But gasoline
mileage rationing, coffee rationing,
milk and meat shortages, and serious
prospects of shortages in butter and
other commodities are not as bad as
some of the discomforts and restric-
tions we may have to undergo to win
Discomforts, restrictions and even
severe dislocation of business are
necessary to the realization of our
war aim—the destruction of those
forces that threaten the very founda-
tion of civilazation, our homes and
Gasoline rationing in the heart of
the oil country to preserve our pre-
cious rubber supply is one of the mi-
nor inconveniences of war. South-
westerners should be thankful—and
sympathetic—because we do have our
huge oil supplies. In the east, where i
there is an additional factor of trans-
portation, gasoline rations have been
cut to three gallons a week, instead
of the four gallons to be allowed in
the favored Southwest. On top of
that, while Southwestern homes re-
main comfortably heated with natur-
al gas, Eastern homes will be cold
and uncomfortable this winter be-
cause of the transportation shortage.
Complaints and protests over some
of the restrictions—especially gaso-
line and coffee rationing—have been
loud and frequent, but they don’t
mean that morale is threatened. When
a person fights a fire, he’s liable to
get scorched and blistered arid when
he’s hurt he may yell. But he goes
right on fighting until the fire is ex-
America and the United Nations
have been fighting a pretty bad one,
and now that our armies and navies
are getting closer to the center of
the trouble, the civilian population
will have to do its shave by doing
without while the military forces are
Doing without coffee while the
ships that formerly brought it to us
carry supplies to North Africa and
the Solomons is the easiest thing civ-
ilians can do. Our soldiers in Tunisia
may not have coffee, either, but those
coffee ships are carrying ammuni-
tion and other supplies to them. Cut-
ting down our use of rubber by mile-
age rationing at home is better than
cutting down the manufacture of rub-
ber boats to save our Rickenbackers.
The week's developments, which in-
Become a regular patron at our
restaurant for your meals. We
know you’ll say our food is "the
best you’ve ever eaten!”
Member Stale Restaurant
eluded a freeze order on 50 per cent
of the butter stocks in 35 major dai-
ry markets (including Dallas and
Fort Worth) and an additional cut in
allocations of meat for sale to civi-
lians, probably won’t be fully felt un-
til after the first of the year. Pres-
ent plans call for cai’d rationing of
meat to replace the voluntary sys-
tem now in effect, but the Office of
Price Administration said no butter
rationing program is in immediate
In connection with the gasoline ra-
tioning program, the OPA said that
dealers will not be permitted to ac-
cept coupons from the new ration
books unless each coupon has the re-
quired identification on the back. For
most passenger cars, truck and mo-
torcycle operators, this identification
will consist of the vehicle’s license
number and state of registration.
While new regulations were bring-
ing restrictions, there were compen-
sations for farmers who have been
hard pressed to keep their labor in
the face of draft demands and com-
petition of industry.
Instructions were issued to local
selective service boards to defer farm
workers between the ages of 18 and
45 who are necessary to and regular-
ly engaged in agriculture. Local
boards may seek advice of Depart-
ment of Agriculture officials and
county war boards as to what farms
are essential to the war and what
jobs on them are necessary.
Workers leaving necessary farm
jobs for jobs in industry or on non-
essential farms or elsewhere must
first obtain permission from their
local draft boards, or the boards will
re-classify those who leave, includ-
ing both married and single men.
Also on the labor front, decentral-
ization of the wage stabilization pro-
gram resulted in the opening of a re-
gional Wav Labor Board office in
Dallas for the states of Texas, Okla-
homa and Louisiana during the week.
Problems of wage adjustments und-
er the new restrictions may be tak-
en up with the Wage and Hour Div-
ision offices of the Department of
Labor, which will pass them on to
the Dallas WLB office if necessary.
The squeeze on critical materials
still continued, with the most notable
of the recent orders applying to
kitchen equipment. Metal gadgets,
cooking utensils and housewares of
all kinds now are going off the mar-
ket. except for eight items—wire
strainers, can openers, egg beaters,
food mills, food choppers and grind-
ers, and commercial-type cake turn-
ers and basting spoons. Non-essen-
tial wire products also are banned
with what is left to be available for
protection of fam property. There'll
be fewer umbrellas made next year,
ami they’ll be generally of uniform
size, shape and weight.
It was announced that there will
be an ample supply of arsenical in-
secticides next year for cotton grow-
And, in connection with Thanksgiv-
ing, salvage experts called for in-
creased savings of fat and grease for
use in munitions. They said you can
help cook the Axis goose with fat
from your Thanksgiving turkey.
Farmers May Install Used Gas
Tanks and Pumps.
Authorization to install used gas-
oline dispensing pumps and storage
tanks on farms of 10 or more acres
has been issued by WPB, on recom-
mendation of the Office of Petroleum
Coordinator for War. Pumps and
storage tanks to be installed must be
used exclusively for dispensing pe-
troleum products to machinery and
vehicles employed directly in farm
operations on the individual farm.
No restrictions can be made whereby
use of the equipment is limited to
dispensing the products of any sup-
plier or group of suppliers.
Mr. and Mrs. Chilt Roberts are vis-
iting at Weatherford.
Mrs. Walter Michael, whose health
has not been good for some time, is
said to be slightly worse.
Mrs. J. W. Ownsby returned Satur-
day from Olney, Texas, where she
visited her daughter, Mrs. Morris
Hare, and family.
Mrs. T. T. Blagg spent Sunday
with a sister in Waxahachie.
We are indeed grateful for the good business we have
enjoyed in the past year and for the liberal patronage
that has been given us by our customers and friends. We
trust that this Thanksgiving season may be one of true
thanksgiving and happiness for each of you.
Howard’s Ice & Cold Storage
Yes, Folks, We Are Thankful That We Live in This
Good Old U. S. A. Where We Can Still Observe This
Great Memorial Day, Thursday, November 26, 1942
We are thankful that we can sit down to eat good
food with our families and other loved ones and enjoy all
the blessings of the day.
We too, are grateful to all of you who have been so
generous with your patronage in making our business
the best we have ever enjoyed.
May the day hold everything that is good for you
and yours is our wish.
Celina Mercantile Company
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The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 26, 1942, newspaper, November 26, 1942; Celina, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth772728/m1/3/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Celina Area Historical Association.