The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 89, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1949 Page: 3 of 12
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'HIJItS 1)Ay, APRIL 14, 1949.
THE DAILY NEWS-TELEGRAM, SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS
fore, might be regarded as an
American citizen. Ait a result,
the death sentence was commuted
to a life term. He was freed la-
ter under a general pardon.
In prison, De Valera behaved
us a quiet scholar rather than us
a rebel lender. When a prisot.
official came to tell him that ilia
life had been spared, De Valera
looked up politely from the bock
he Was returning, murmured
“Thank you,’’ and then went back
to his reading. Typical of his
scholarly nature, the book was
“The Confessions of Saint Augus-
Billy J. Courson
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cour-
son, Route 1, Pickton, Texas, re-
cently completed his basic Ma-
rine instruction at the Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego,
Cali£., and was promoted to the
rank of private first class.
The Pickton Leatherneck com-
pleted ten weeks of intensive
schooling under, the guidance of
the best instructors in the Ma-
rine Corps, veteran non-commis-
sioned' officers especially trained
for this work.
and sons, James Lloyd and Larry,
visited relatives at New Boston
Ar. and Mrs. R. J* Williams are
Funeral services for Mrs. Dave
Hathcoat, 80, were held at the
First Baptist Church Tuesday af-
ternoon by Rev. Perry Griffith,
ter noon by Rev, Perry Griffith.
i in Dallas this week for medical
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. McAfee
were in Fort Worth Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Orren are; In
Odessa. to . be with his mother,
Mrs. Henry Bingham, who under-
went major surgery Tuesday,
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hudson and
son, Charles Wayne, of Dallas vis-
ited her mother, Mrs. Brown Rob-
erts, during the week-end.
Mrs. W. A. Brownfied visited
relatives in Dallas Sunday.
Mrs. M. L. Hall spent Sunday
and Mondaay in Sulphur Springs.
* Mrs. Brown Roberts has re-
turned from a visit with her chil-
dren in Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. Truett Cox of
Dallas visited her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Hildreth, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Roselle, Jr.,
Kaitepy Monday will be a deci-
wvejlay for the Irish because it
wd!*lj|hu)rk their final break with
the British Commonwealth and
their country will bfecolne known
its the. Republic of Ireland.
Brushing aside politics, "there
is one interesting sidelight on the
birth of the Ttish Republic.
The revolt was put dowti, quick-
ly. After a week of savage fight-
ing in Dublin, the rebels were
defeated and fifteen of their
leaders were executed. But the
Irish never forgot the bitter re-
volt or their own determination
to be free.
Among those who took part in
the rebellion was Eamon De Val-
era, a New Yorker by birth who
was Spanish and Irish by blood.
When he Was two years old, his
father died and his mother decid-
18 ed that she wanted him to be
brought up in Ireland.
De, Valera was a college pro-
fessor. when the trouble—as the
Irish call it—started. He joined
the rebels and took command of
a band of fighters. De Valera
—I hi? men barricaded them-
selves a section of Dublin
known as Ringsend and held off
the British for days. But even
, though he made the British pay a
be | heavy toll, he was forced eventu-
.• j ally to surrender.
De Valera, by the way, was the
last of the rebel leaders to give
up. He did so with these words, j
their 1 “Shoot md, but spare my men."!
Instead, the British put De Valera
, »n trial and condemned him to be ,
Hrifi. That] executed. |
A question arose about his
status, however, since he had be< n j
proclaimed the (mm in this country and there-
Mr. and Mrs. -Bruce Wardrup
M°Earf Wilder of Big Springs is
here for a visit with Ws son, Raya!
E. Wilder, Mrs. Wilder and other
Mr. and Mrs. George Williams
and son, Donald Earl, Visited their
son, Jack Williams, wife and dau-
ghter in. Dallas during the week-
Mrs. Hathcoat pained away ’at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Hosea
Wynn near Pine Forest. She was
a former resident of Saltillo. Her
husband passed away several
years ago. Burial followed in tho
Stouts Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. C. C. Glover, 79, passed
away Monday at her home south-
west of Saltillo in the Willow
Springs community. Funeral ser-
vices were held Tuesday after-
noon at the Church of Christ in
Mt. Vernon with burial following
in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
G. M. Briley, A. M. McAfee,
George Jennings, A. C. Lowery, T.
M. McClure, Mr. and Mrs. Ter-
rell Arthur, Billy Jack Arthur
and Denvin DsShazo attended the
exhibition ball game, Greenville
vs. New York Yanks at Greenville
Marilyn, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Armstrong, has mea-
Mr. and Mrs. James Goodson of
Dallas visited her mother, Mrs.
S. P. Monk, during the week-end.
Mrs, Anna May was here from
Dallas Sunday to visit her sister,
Mrs. W. A. Worsham and family.
, Bill Horn of Port Worth is vis-
iting relatives here.
Frojp now on, there will
lie' ho question 'about the pro-
tunciatipn of the word E-I-R-E.
Some people called it "Eer-Ah,”
ind still other* pronounced it
“lie." The Irish said Air’-Ah. In
ta»e you’ve- forgotten, Eire
3»elic for Ireland and was mlipt-
jd to emphasize the split between
Northern .and Southerland Ire-
A1G. Kelly and
Polite as he was,
cou,ld speak out sharply enough
against the British. When he la-
ter .became a.force in politics, he
used these words to express his
stand, “All the British need is
the courage to abandon the in-
sane ambition to dominate the
Irish. That ambition has been
the curse of Great Britain and
Ireland for seven hundred arid
fifty years, '
Since then, the links" with Brit-
ain have been broken one by ©m.
A few remain, but jjiey have
been dictated by practical rea-
sons. For instance, the Irish will
remain citizens of the British
Commonwealth because many of
them make frequent, trips to Eng-
land or work there and it would
not be practical on that score to
regard them as foreigners.
In addition, Britain and the
Republic of Ireland will offer
each other * preferential treat-
The advance representative,
Ait Miller, for the Kelly-Miller
| Circus was in Sulphur Springs
] this week with the information
that he had completed prelimi-
nary arrangements for the ap-
pearance of that circus in Sul-
phur Springs for two perform-
ances, afternoon and night, #n
Saturday, April 30th, on grounds
on the Winnsboro road.
The circus advertising cars will
arrive in a few days to place the
bright gleaming posters within
the city and surounding commu-
nities, This will mark the first
a.-pearance of a big circus here in
ti years, Mr. Miller stated.
The s'lltJN) mains becaqse the
ioipi has- voted to remain as it j
*4fl'he Republic of Ireland will j “(|j
w|ade up of the 20 counties of
n«> South. The Irish in the South,
wwtvtr, continue' to believe that
partition will end some day and
hat the entire country will
Meanwhile, Easter Monday will i
Irjng profound satisfaction to j
pie Iii’ti because it will
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Raster week in
Si when the Sinn Fein (Shin
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Bagwell, Eric. The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 89, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1949, newspaper, April 14, 1949; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth812824/m1/3/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.