The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, August 14, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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The Clifton Record
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THE CLIFTON RECORD. CLIFTON, TEXAS, AUGUST 14, 1942
VOLUME 48—NUMBER 28
LRED TO SPEAK
Native Citizen of Bosque
Dies At Mineral Wells
James V. Allred
Heading into.Central Texas, in the
run-off that his opponent had pre-
dicted would never take place, a smil-
ing, confident but serious Janies V.
Allred was carrying his senate candi-
dacy to thousands of Texans this week.
The former governor and federal
judge went on the radio Monday, be-
ginning a series of daily broadcasts,
1:15 p.m. daily over Texas Quality
Allred is stressing his declaration
for 25-cent cotton, limiting union fees
on war construction jobs, 3 per cent I government cotton loan offer and put
government farm loans and other I eVerv bale into government loan until
MINERAL WELLS, Aug. 11.—Fun-
eral services were held here at 3 p.m.
Wednesday for W. Pprcy Smith, cor-
poration counsel for the City of Min-
eral Wells for the last six years, who
died Tuesday morning.
Dr. G. L. Messenger and Dr. E. A.
Heame, Denison, will conduct the ser-
vices in the Central Christian Church.
Interment was in Woodland Park.
Smith, who was born in Bosque
County on Jan. 5, 1874, moved to Palo
Pinto 37 years ago apd, after living
there a year, came to Mineral Wells.
Soon after coming here, he served as
city attorney for several years.
He was active in the Central Chris-
tian Church and was a member of the
official board. For many years he was
teacher of the men’s Sunday School
EARMERS TOLD TO
ASK 22c COTTON
AUSTIN, Aug. 12.—Don’t sell your
cotton below 22 cents for 15-16
middling FOB ports or mill centers,
Commissioner of Agriculture J. E.
McDonald today urged Texas farmers,
declaring that the recent government
crop forecast had exerted a bearish
influence on the market.
At the same time, McDonald urged
the farmers to take advantage of the
F. C. Holloman From The FBI
Is Guest Speaker At Lions Club
At its luncheon, on Tuesday of this
week, the local Lions stampeded into
the dining room with high expecta-
tions. No one was disappointed. The
food, as served by the Trinity Luth-
eran Ladies was as good as the best.
A true Lion can always hold his own
when there is plenty of fried chicken
on the table, provided of course, he
can manage to fetch the chicken
platter out of the claws of Lion Hand-
A rather representative group of
guests as introduced to the club in-
cluded Mr. E. F. Vantreese, Jack Cure-
ton, Frank Hill, Edwin Bekkelund,
Dave Montgomery, W. K. Golden, R.
W. Helm, Lee Ellingson, and the
speaker of the day, F. C. Holloman.
That the Lions knew they had a
good program in store for them was
evidenced by the fact that when Lion
President Bronstad called for “Any
business at hand?” no one said a
word. It is probably safe to state that
this, was the first time in the history
of the club, that there were hot at
least a few who did not have some-
thing to “pop off’ about.
The program was turned over to
Lion C. G. Bronstad, a member of the
program committee, who introduced
Mr. F. C. Holloman, from the FBI of-
fice out of San Antonio as the speaker
of the day.
Mr. Holloman made a very interest-
ing talk, pointing out the duties of
the FBI; explaining their part in
maintaining the Home Front. He
stated that the Home Front was equal-
ly important with that of the War
Front; and that in this connection Hie
FBI has spent several years preparing
for just such an emergency as exists
today. They have been watching every
alien for several years and keeping
records of suspicious characters, so
that as soon as the War broke out on
December 7th, every man was at his
post, and they immediately began to
round up and place in concentration
camps all those who belonged there.
Mr. Holloman explained how many
of these aliens had come over to our
country several years ago, and joined
up with the regular citizens of our
country, but within the last five years
several of these same individuals re-
turned to Germany to be trained in
the tactics of espionage, sabotage and
other subversive activities.
“It’s the job of the FBI to protect
the Home Front,” stated Mr. Hollo-
man, “and as such the people can ex-
pect this army to operate efficiently.
That is what you are paying for. But
in order for the Agency to operate
efficiently it must have the coopera-
tion of the people. Let us keep our
Home Front straight, and not let the
same thing happen here as has hap-
pened in other countries that have
gone down to the aggressor.”
We look forward to another pro-
gram as enjoyable as this one.
planks in his platform.
He winds up this week’s campaign
with a speech on the courthouse lawn
at Waco on Saturday night, following
Saturday talks at Marlin <10 a.m.),
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Cranfills Gap School
To Open August 24th
School will open for the 1942-43
__ term at Cranfills Gap on Monday,
August 24. To start with, school will
be operated on a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. time
The public is invited to attend the
general assembly which will he held-
at 9 o'clock on the opening date.—M
F. Kruse, Supt.
CORSICANA, Aug. 8. — Senator
Karl Lovelady of Meridian announced
Saturday that he will support Beau-
ford Jester of Corsicana in the runoff
race for State railroad commissioner.
Lovelady is the third of Jester’s
opponents in the first primary to
swing to his standard in the runoff.
Leo Moore of Electra and Pat Arm-
strong of Fort Worth already have
announced their support of Jester.
Best Suited for Post
“I have looked into the qualifica-
tions of the candidates and have come
to the conclusion that Beauford Jester
is best suited for railroad commis-
sioner,” Lovelady said. “I believe he
will make one of the best railroad
commissioners Texas has ever had.”
Lovelady was in Corsicana Friday
night to hear Jester tell a cheering
crowd of home-town supporters that
there must be no delay in furnishing
Texas oil to the fighting forces.
Continues His Tour
Jester will continue his campaign
tour of the state next week and plans
to attend a reunion in . Fort Worth of
some of the men who fought overseas
with him in the last war in the 90th
with Record Advertisers.
every bale into government loan until
the market reaches the true parity
price of 22 cents.
“The farmer must have this price
for the 1942 crop if he is to have pur-
chasing power with which to support
other vital industries,” McDonald said.
“It will be very unfortunate if our
cotton farmers allow themselves to
become confused and market their
cotton for less than its intrinsic
Calling attention to the acute farm
labor condition, McDonald declared
that all of the estimated 13,085,000
bales may not he harvested this year.
And next year it is doubtful if an ade-
quate cotton supply can be produced
beaause of this labor condition. Pres-
ent consumptioh is above all previous
records, the Commissioner said.
“Congress provided that ceiling
prices on cotton goods should'not be
fixed below a price justifying 21.47
for 15-16 middling cotton, interior
points,” McDonald said. They also
provided that no government owned or
loan cotton should be sold below fuff
parity, set by the U. S. Department
at 18.65. The Congress also provided
a government loan equaling 85 per
.cent of parity.”
“There is no justification for the
farmer losing confidence and selling
below these figures,” McDonald as-
serted. “Prices of things, the farmer
must buy, the wages he pays for
labor and the increased taxes justify
Uncle Sam Wants
Mechanics, Radio Men
Unusual opportunity exists at the
present time for patriotic men who
desire to serve their country
specialists or combat arm of service.
Aircraft Mechanics, Aircraft Armor-
ers, Aircraft Radio Mechanics, Air-
craft Radio operators, Aircraft Metal
Workers, Aircraft Welders are ur-
gently needed in the Army Air Forces.
The following men are urgently
needed for the Army Signal Corps:
Cable Splicer, Telephone and Tele-
graph, Radio Repairman, Radio Oper-
ator, Repeaterman, Telephone or Tele-
graph; . Telegraph Operator, Tele-
graphic Printer Operator, Wire Chief,
Telephone & Telegraph.
Infantry, Cavalry, Field Artillery,
Coast Artillery, Air Force, Armored
Force Engineers, Signal Corps and
Parachute Troop vacancies must be
For additional information visit or
write the United States Army Re-
cruiting Station, Room 215; Waco.
Providing For Army
All members of the Army are en-
couraged to provide financial assist-
ance and protection to dependents
through measures made available by
Congressional legislation and Army
regulations, it is pointed out by the
Both officers and enlisted men are
frequently reminded of the benefits
which may be obtained for their
families through these measures, and
also urged to inform their families of
Any person who desires full infor-
mation in regard to benefits which
may be obtained for the families of
military personnel should make in-
quiry addressed to the Office of the
Army Emergency Relief, Washington,
Mother Of Mrs. H. J.
Cureton Dies August 8
Mrs. Jeanie Anderson Crow, 84-
year-old mother of Mrs.,H. J. Cureton,
died at her home in Meridian Saturday,
August 8. Funeral services were held
at Meridian Sunday afternoon at 4
p.m., burial in Gatesville about six
o’clock in the local cemetery.
Mrs. Crow was born Feb. 10, 1858,
at Longpoint, Texas and moved to
Waco at an early age. A well-known
musician, she married L. P. Crow of
Gatesville in 1886.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. H.
J. Cureton, Meridian; one son, L. C.
Crow, Dallas; four grandsons, James
C. Crow, Charleston; Lieut. W. E.
Cureton, Tacoma, Wash.; Judge Jack
Cureton and Joe Cureton, both of Me-
ridian; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Wil-
liams of Waco and Mrs. Hattie E.
Bush of Des Moines, Iowa.
O’DANIEL WILL DE
IN CLIFTON FRIDAY
FRUIT CROPS ARE
FROZEN FOR ARMY
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. — The
government Monday froze the entire
1942 production of dried apples, apri-
cots, peaches, pears, prunes and
grapes (raisins) in the hands of
packers, to make them available for
the Army, Navy and lend-lease ship-
The freeze order issued by the War
Production Board applied also to the
carryover from the 1941 crop.
Supplies not ^purchased by the gov-
Sen. W. Lee O’Daniel
The Record has been advised that
United States Senator W. Lee
O’Daniel will speak in Clifton Friday
noon in behalf of his candidacy for
The speech will be broadcast over
the Texas Quality Network. The
broadcasting car will be located on
the street between Leo Richard’s Ser-
vice Station and Gloff’s Grocery.
It is assumed that Sen. O’Daniel
will make his talk at 12:45, his usual
State Aid To Needy
Local farmers are complaining that
cotton worms have made their ap-
pearance and some are using poison.
CLIFTON SOLDIER GRADUATED
FORT KNOX, Ky., Aug. 10.—Pvt.
Travis Moorman, son <pi Mrs. Laura
C. Moorman of Clifton, Texas, has
been graduated from the gunnery de-
partment of the armored force school
School Board Will Meet
To Consider Budget
Football Season Begins For Cubs
Once more the football critics are I as it has both size and experience,
beginning to choose the probable Jodie Seljos, Willie Ludwig, T. C.
And Mrs. S. L. Witcher Honorees
At Farewell Picnic On Thursday Night
The Clifton School Board will meet
Friday night, August 21, to consider
and adopt the budget for the year
1942-43. This meeting is open to the
public and any taxpayer of the dis-
trict may be present and participate
in the hearing on the budget.
MRS. NUCKOLS TO ENTERTAIN
DEAL AND CHAT CLUB
The Deal and Chat Clu}) members
will be entertained at 3 p.m., Tuesday,
in the home of Mrs. W. D. Nuckols Jr.
Last Thursday night members of
Clifton Riding Club and guests rode
i the Dahl Pienic grounds to hold
Standefer, Miss Belle Rogstad, Jack
Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Schow, Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Nuckols Jr., Mr. and
honor of Dr. Mrs. Frank Spangle, Mr. and Mrs. W.
O. Gloff, Melv Beckner, Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh H. Trotter, Mr. and Mrs. Doc
Martin, Mr. and Mrs
Helmer Dahl, Mr. and Mrs. M. ]
berg, P. M.
champs for the various districts and
sections. The coaches and school of-
ficials are faced with new and per-
plexing problems this year, but it will
not be the first time they have faced
them and probably not the last. Just
now, transportation and gate receipts
are the big question marks.
Of outstanding interest to the Clif-
ton people and fans is the question of
what the Cubs will do. The last two
years have found the Cubs runner up
to the champions. Last year the fly-
ing feet of'Fred Sherman cost them
the crown and the year before the
pitching arm of Roy Smith defeated
them. The Cubs believe that the third
time charm will hold and that this
will be their year. The team from
Clifton this year will be'about on par
with the team last year, one of the
best to ever represent Clifton. It will
be a heavy team, and a tough team.
In the spring training game with the
seniors the Cubs showed a powerful
defense and some fine running and
blocking. If a pass offense can be de-
veloped the Cubs will really be dan-
This year’s backfield will have lots
of speed and reserve strength. The
Handley, Squat Grimland, W. C. Ful-
ton, are men with lots of experience.
New players are Ben Solomon, Dur-
wood Railsback, Luther Bullard, John
Standefer, Tillman Erickson, Herbert
Wurbs, Curtis Amundson, Edwin Mof-
fat, Harvey and Barton, Bob Boone
and Edward Stacha, Floyd Landgraf.
These boys are all anxious for the
first of September to come so they
can get ready for the following
September 18—Cranfills Gap
November 6—Valley Mills
November 13—La Vega
November 26—Valley Mills (Tenta
The first four games are played in
Clifton, the next five are played away
from home. The transportation prob-
lem has made a second game with Val-
ley Mills have some advantages. If,
this game is played it will be in Clif-
ton. Lorena will have another good
ernment will be made available for!
civilians, WPB said. In addition, the Blind Is Increased
entire 1942 crop of muscat, Sultana I _
and Thompson seedless grapes was' AUSTIN, Aug. 6.—The State De-
ordered diverted into the production of partment of Public Welfare an-
raisins. These California varieties are j noUnced today that $79,344 was being
the principal ones from which raisins ■ distributed to 3,449 needy blind per-
are made, and none of them may now ' sons thjs month, representing a net
be used for wine or shipment as fresh 1 gajn 0f 154 cases,
fruit, uses which normally consume a | Monthly disbursements are now in
large portion of the crop. excess of the monthly allocation to
Meanwhile, the Office of Price Ad- the blind fund. The surplus, built up
ministration rolled back the prices unexpended portions of the month-
charged by vegetable canners for, ]y installment while the rolls were
standard quality tomatoes and peas.
The roll back is designed to restore
workable profit margins for whole-
salers and retailers without necessitat-
ing an increase in the price to con-
sumers, amounted to 2c to 4c a dozen
cans on tomatoes and 5c to 10 per
dozen cans on peas.
The only alternative to a reduction
in the prices charged by canners, OPA
said, would have been an increase in
the retail outlets.
The amended price order removes
an earlier provision which permitted
canners to use the support price fixed
by the Agriculture Department as
their ceiling, in those cases where
OPA’s ceiling formula would yield a
small, is now being drawn upon to
enable the State to pay an average
grant of $23.
Developing Texas Iron
Urged By Stevenson
Large Number Bosque
Men Leave Monday For
On Monday morning a'large num-
ber of Bosque County men, said to
total 54, left here to take their final
examinations at the army induction
center in Dallas. Those who passed
this examination were inducted into
the service and given furloughs to ar-
range their affairs at home before
beginning their training.
Marvin Hall, State Fire Insurance
Commissioner, cautions against pro-
longed storage of waste paper in
churches, schools, club houses and
similar public buildings. He suggests
storage of waste paper collections in
buildings that can be protected
against the outbreak of fire due to
AUSTIN, Aug. 6—Gov. Coke Ste-
venson urged Thursday the intensive
development of Texas iron ore beds
to provide the nation with iron and
steel for victory.
The Governor’s views were given
when he was asked about the proposal
to convert two German World War I
1 cannon that stand in front of the
; Capitol and the ornamental fence
around the spacious Capitol grounds
j into scrap for war needs. The Gover-
| nor parried the question about the
cannon and the fence by asking one
| “Why not urge the opening of the
i iron ore fields in East and West Texas
and get something really started?”
The Governor said that promises of
development of Texas iron resources
had been glittering, but that actual
progress had been slow.
Asked where West Texas iron de-
posits were located, Stevenson said
that in Llano County were large de-
posits of high-grade ore.
“There is a mountain in Llano
County known as Smoothing Iron
Mountain from which horseshoes were
made when I was a boy freighting in
West Texas,” Stevenson said. “I’ve
seen a blacksmith take some of the
raw iron nuggets and pound them into
Buy War Savings Bonds & Stamps.
Surrender Of Ration Cards Of Deceased
.Persons And Draftees Below Expectations
Mr. Handley, chairman of the
Bosque County War Price and Ration-
ing Board, called attention to the fact
that many persons, whether from lack
of information or through negligence,]
are failing to surrender their War
Books to the local board when
are inducted into the armed .ser-
conservative estimates are that nu-
merous persons have entered the
armed services from this county since
“Birth registration and surrender c
books as a result of deaths
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