The Howe Messenger (Howe, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, December 6, 1940 Page: 1 of 8
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"but one ISM in America—and that’s AMERICANISM
—Texas Press Slog;
Dome at Austin
By GORDON K. SHEARER
United Press Staff Correspondent
Austin — (UP)—Regiments of
th0 36th Division (National Guard
of Texas) going into a year’s
training at Camp Bowie, Brown-
wood, soon will carry with them i
battle streamers from many a
This time as the regiments start
to camp they bear also heraldic
insignia which is an innovation
since the days when the National
Guardsjnen mobilized at Old Camp |
Bowie, just outside Fort Worth [
for World War No. 1. '
These heraldic markers liav'
shieldg designating the history of
#'he regiment, just as coaijs of
arms portray the history of a
The 111th Quartermaster Reg-
iment, for instance, has a yel-
low and blue shield designating
a union of cavalry and infantry
in the -regiment. Across a corner
is a rainbow, indicating it was a
part of the famous Rainbow Di-
vision of World War No. 1. It
then was the Texas supply train
rUhe* .regimental motto “Vtenio
Cito” meaning “I come quickly,”
is on the shield.
Incidentally the 111th Quarter-
master Regiment claims most
battle streamers of any organiza-
tion/ in the 36th Division. The reg-
iment has streamers marked St.
Mihiel, Aisne-Marne, Champagne-
Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine
and Champagne, designating the
World War battles in which it
¥ * *
Tlie 111th Engineers also have
streamers on their colors for the
St. Mihiel and MeUse-Argonne
and the Eagle its service at St,-
Mihiel. The organization motto is
“Fortig Et Fidelis,” “Brave and
The 111th Medical Regiment
which is entitled to the Meuse-
Argonne streamer has a Greek
cross on its shield. The lower
section of the cross has a snake
to designate the regiment’ serv-
ice on the Mexican border and it-
upper section has the Rheims Ca-
thedral where the 111th Medical
Regiment had its baptism of fire.
Its motto is “Omnibus Opitulor,”
VI bring Aid To All.”
* * *
“Remember the Alamo” is the
motto of the 141st Infantry of
the 7^t Brigade), whidh is the
only National Guard unit that
traces its history to the Republic
of Texas. It is distinguished also
by having its regimental colors
decorated with Croix dp Guerre.
The Regiment traces' back to the
Republic of Texas through Com-
pany A which was organized at
Washington or the Brazo-, March
7, 11)36, and was then known as
the Washington Guards. Other not-
ed companies of the regiment
have been known in the past as
the Houston Light Guards, Corpus
Christi Rifles, San Jacinto Rifles
Johnson Guards, Bayou City
Guards and Fayette Guards.
The! Regiment has a blue
streamer for the Republic of Tex-r
as, a red one for San Jacinto and
a,white one for the Alamo. It has
also thg Meuse-Argonne stream-
er. Its shield has a Texas star
the Fleuh de Lis for its ,setrvice in
France and a four pointed design
for its service- in Cuba.
* * *
The 142nd Infantry, also of thp
71st brigade, has the steeple of
St. Etienne on the top portion
of its shield for it was at St
Etienne that the regiment went
undgr fire in the Woi’lri War. The
regimental motto “FT Face You,”
keeps fresh in memory one of
the incidents of its service in
First Lieutenant Donald J. Mc-
Lennan as scout officer had led
a patrol across the Aisne to get
ireformation. Ais )T.ie (pgtrol re-
turned to its regiment under a
heavy fire it crossed the river on
a foot log- Lieutenant McLennan
refused to turn his back to the
foe so he backed aoross the nar-
row log shouting toward the ene-
my: “W^’re going back, but I’ll
The Howe Messenger
HOWE, GRAYSON COUNTY, TE XAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1940
In the News
PREPARED BY STAFF WRITER
The 142nd Infantry was in
•contact with the enemy for 21
days; five-sixths of the 2nd Divi-
sion casualties were in this regi-
ment and 33 Distinguished Serv-
ice Crosses were awarded to the
Second Howe Honor
The honor roll for the second
six weeks period of the Howe pub-
lic school was released this weeJ
and is as follows:
First grade—Ray Davis, Char-
les Snell, Jo Ann Ballew, Jo Ann
Francis, Billie Janet Jordan, Heler
Second Grade—iLouis Wayiv
Allgood, Charles Robert Harrel
Billy Kendrick, LeRoy Perkins
James Larry Stephens, Bettie Sue
Johnson> Ada Frances Powell.
Dorothy Louise Stout.
Third grade—Stanley Francis
J. A. Hamilton, Don Wiggins,
Bobby Ray Beal.
Fourth grade—M. H. Kendrick
Mary K. Green, Betty Lou Miller
Fifth grade—Paul Malone, Bob-
by Walker, Carrie iShe Baxter,
Helen Bryant, Imogene Greene
Wanda Jean Hamilton, Martha
Stephens, Sue Walling.
Sixth grade—Leon Hatfield, Bil
ly Wayne Harrison, James John-
son, Jim Holloway, Charles Thomp
son, Bettie Jewel Cave/ndar, Billy
•Jean Duke, Norma Jane Davis.
Seventh grade—Wayne Gray, Jo
Marie Allen, Dorothy Hood, Nova
O’Neal, Nelda Jean Smith.
Eighth grade—Dorothy Gene
Ninth grade—Dixie Lou Coffey.
Tenth grade—Arlie Vineyard,
Jesisie Jo Holloway.
Eleventh grade—Iris Brinkley
Lena Bell Stout.
MRS. W. W. COLLINS GIVES
Mrs. W. W. Collins entertained
with three tables of bridge at a
luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
Out of town guests were Mrs. Bob
Steakley, Mrs. John Moore, and
Mrs. W. C. Girdner of Sherman,
and Mrs. R. S. Mayes of Denison.
STATE HALLS READY FOR
Austin—(UP)—Installation of a
new electric voting equipment in
the House of Representatives has
been erected to make two sep-
ready for opening of the sesgion'
Tliis necessitated installation of
new panels and running of new
wires to each of the 150 desks.
In the Senate chamber no big
changes have been made since the
last session, bub a partition has
been erected to maek two sep-
arate rooms out of the connect-
ing rooms formerly occupied by
Sens. Olan Van Zandt of Tioga
and Houghton Brownie^ of Austin.
Whether it was Senator Van
Zandt’s pipe or Senator Brown-
lee’s hearty voice—or both—that
made th0 partition necesary has
not been revealed.
DECEMBER 7 DEADLINE
FOR RAT BAIT ORDERS
All orders for at bait must be
in the AAA Farm office by Satur-
day night, December 7. Farmers
of Grayson County that have no*-
placed their orders for rat bait
hre urged to contact their com-
mitteeman at once and join this
A ready prepared bait, which
will not kill cats and dogs, is
available at 25c per pound. For
the average size farm one pound
is sufficient. Where there is a
heavv infestation or several out-
buildings and barns, additional
pounds sfyould be obtained in pro-
Rat bait can be secured from
Bill Mayo Tjhursdfoy night, De-
Memberg of the senior class
were entertained with a party at
the home of Supt. and Mrs. W, B.
Wheeler Wednesday evening. Mr.
Wheeler is co-sponsor -of the-, class
with Wesley Cox, who together
with Mrs. Cox, was present. Games
were played and a refreshment
course served to about 26 of the
29 members of the class.
The residence of Mrs. R. B
Green was sold to Mr. and Mrs
A. J. Morris this week. Mr. and
Mrs; Morris who have been living
cn their farm southwest of Howe,
since moving 'from Sherman early
this year, will move to the Green
property. Mrs. Green will go to
Wichita Falls, where her son, R
B. is employed.
Miss Pearline Smith
Weds Carl Wilson
HOWE P.-T. A. TO
Tlie Howe Parent-Teachers
association will meet at the school
building at 3:45 p. m. Tuesday
it is announced. All parents ax']
urged to attend.
PREACHING AT CHRISTIAN
Rev. Alex Mooty, pastor, will
preach at the Howe Christian
• church Sunday morning and eve-
ning, it is announced. The public
is invited to attend.
O’DANIEL TURNS DOWN
(By Miss Birdia Sollis)
Mr. and Mrs. John Carter were
in Sherman Tuesday.
Mir. land p\| Cj. }R. Wcflqc'r
and family have moved to the R.
D. Benson house.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Q. Poindexter
visited Mr. and Mrs. Beirt Snapp
near Luella Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Strong spent
Saturday night with Mrs. .Strong
south oi? Howe.
Mrs.. Jim Ferrell of .Pottsbcyro is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. L.
Allgood, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Mode visited
Mr. and Mrs. D. A.- Mode afc Howe
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Francis of
the Jameson community are visit-
ing Mrs. Paul Francis.
Austin—(UP)—W. Lee O’Dan-
iel, who had an imposing inaugu
ration of his own in thq Univer-
sity of Texas stadium in January
of 1939, did not go to Mexico City
to attend the inauguration, of
President Avila Camacho, though
invited to be one of the Mexican
government’s guests for the oc-
Carr P. Collins of Dallas was
designated as the Texas gover-
nor’s representative at the inau-
guration .The govr/rtiorft? family
was represented by Molly O’Dan-
iel th. Govenor’s pretty daugh'-
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Smith have
announced the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Pearline Smith, to
Carl Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Wilson of Van Alstyne
The ceremony was performed No-
vember 9 at the Van Alstyne
Christian parsonage ty Rev. Lloyd
Mrs. Wilson is a graduate of
the Howe high school with the
class of 1932.
Rayburn to be Honored
At Dallas Banquet
will honor Sam Rayburn of Bon-
W. A. Brundage, 68, a veteran
of more than 50 years of Texas
journalism and publisher of the
Grand Prairie Texan for the past
18 years, dropped dead at 11 a.
m. last Thursday as h6 was as-
ham, recently elevated to the sisting in making up a special edi-
Speakership of the National eion of his newspaper celebrating
Housq of Representatives, at a the location of the North Amer-
dmner in Dallas December 10. ican Aviation warplane factory in
Martin B. Winfrey of Dallas Grand Prairie,
heads a committee making ar- j Lester Russell, president of the
rangeWnlts fbr \l\ iwfjnt. Tl)|e Dallas Real Estate Board, sug-
ciinnef will be held at a down gested last Thursday that the Fed-
t0"n hotel. Winfrey said that the eral government construct gigan-
tickest would cost only $1, “in tic air raid shelters in the larger
order that It will be within the j cities. The sheltes could be usd
leach of all.’ Attendance of 1,500 for auto parking stations during
is expected, he said.
Rayourn will come here from
Washington to attend the dinner.
BAPTIST PASTOR IS
MRS. DAVENPORT HEADS
CHRISTMAS SEAL DRIVE
Mrs. A. T. Davenport has been
named local chairman of the an-
nual Christmas seal sale and re-
quests the cooperation of all per-
sons in . the community. iS’he has
JnippHted sev'eral v|itJh quantities
of the seals. Proceeds of the sale
will be used for combatting tuber
MAURICE MILLER QUITS
Maurice Miller has sold his in-
terest in the New Texaco Filling
Station to Hollis Young, he an-
nounced this morning.
CHANGES ANNOUNCED IN
TEXAS ELECTRIC OFFICIALS
The resignation of A. E. Morris
as traffic manager of the Texas
E^edtric >rt|ilway |was announced
by Jas. P. Griffin, president, of
thp company, this week. C. E.
Lennon has been appointed Gen-
eral Freight and Passenger Agent
in charge of the Traffic Depart-
ment and E. H. Pierson was ap-
pointed Assistant General FTeight
TOM BEAN WON ON
The Kenneth E. Mason compa-
ny was granted a judgment
against the town of Tom Bean
Wednesday in fifty-ninth district
•court but excepted to the ruling
beejiube of (.be . insufficietney1 *>f
In last weeks Messenger an er The company had, sued the town
ror was made in giving the score. for $1,709.67 debt on the water-
Herb Yeury was
See DOME On Page Five
Mrs. Henry Baxter visited Mrs,
Wade Smith nean Tom Bean Sun-
Mrs. G. W. Johnson was in Howe
Sunday, visiting her father, E. S.
of the Howe-Lewisville football
game. The scorei should have been
46 to 6. Jeter made the lone
touchdown for the Bulldogs, run-;,
ning 55 yards in the third, period.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mc-
Bee, a nine and one-half pound
boy, Monday, November 25. The
name of Jerry Mac has been se-
Billy.Corbin, student at NTSTC
spent the week end with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. T. Corbin.
Sammy Ferguson, student at A.
& M. college, spent the week ei\d
with his father, A. .M. Ferguson
Jerry Davis of Texarkana., spent
the week end with his father, L
Mk Davis, and sister, Miss Jose-
Bill Jay of Sherman visited in
Edwin and Edward Lupher. stu-
dents at Baylor University are
spending the week end with their
parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Joe Miller is reported seriously
Mr. and Mrs. Miltn Cadenhead
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. I. Cadenhead, in Anna Sunday.
works system installed there in
1935, suit being filed June 6, 1939.
It asked that the town be com-
pelled to collect back taxes and
levy sufficient new taxes to pay
off the debt.
The judgment of District
Judge Tom Suggs restricted re-
covery for the plaintiff to the
proceeds of the water system. The
company was represented by Sa-
rah Daniels, Dallas woman attor-
Mrs. Dow Bell and children of
Clarlssyillg visited in Howe over
the week end.
O. T. Corbin, Maurice Miller, A.
T. Davenport, J. L. Blackburn and
Russell W. Bryant attended the
105tli communication of the Grand
(Lodge of Texas, A. F. & A. M.
at Waco Wednesday. Mr. Black-
burn remained for the Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Austin and
daughter left .Sunday for Mission
where they will spend the Christ-
mas holidays with hi® mother
Mrs. Carolina Austin.
Abe Green left Tuesday for De-r
troit, Miqh., where he will accept
delivery of a new car. His restau-
rant is closed during his absence.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lupher vis-
ited his mother MVs. Mary Lu-;
pher,. near Tom Bean Sunday.
Members of the Baptist church
recently gave a pounding for Rev.
Nat Farlev and family. A con-
servative estimate of the value of
the articles received is $23.76.
Rev. Farley said. He asked the
Messenger to express the sincere
thanks and deepest appreciation
of himself and family for those
who participated in the offering.
Rev. Farley will preach at the
morning and levelling: services Sun-
day and announces the following
sermo topics: morning, “Our Spir-
itual Defenses”; evening, “Spirit-
ual Relationships of the Christian
Life.” The public is invited.
Attention is also called to the
visitation planned for Sunday and
peace tinie he said.
Indications that the highly con-
troversial SJR 12 might again be
befor,e the Texas Lcgislatue was
seen Friday in a statement of Sen-
ator H. -L. Winfild of Fort Stock-
ton who said that he considered
its provisions the proper method
of financing social security.
Texans cast 1,041,168 votes in
the presidential election the elec-
tion board announced Saturdaj’’ af-
ter an official eanvasa of the
A 40-year-old man, described as
a big shot Communist, was ar-
rested in Dallas Saturday night.
Fingerprintg revealed that the
man was wanted in California on
various charges among which was
the possession of explosives.
A suspenion bridge over Red
River nortli of Bonham fell into
the river Wednecsday wnen cable
anchors pulled loose. The private-
ly owned toll bridge was erected
all members are requested to-meet, .
. , i, \ . o n ■ • I m 1929 at a cost of $75,000.
at the church at 2 p. m., al] Having rl,...
cars to bring them.
METHODIST WMS GIVES
Members of the Methodist mis-
sionary society gave) a surprise
shower for Mrs. W. M. McCoy on
her birthday Monday. The group
met at the home of Mrs. Walter
A LATE—AND NEW
Dallas—(UP)—Add this to your
Isaac Walton collection:
J. D. Welch, 85-year-old fisher
man caught two bass with one
of his teeth for bait.
He told a state game and fish
warden at Lake Dallas that he
hadn’t had a bite all afternoon
and had a toothache to boot.”
“One of myj teeth |was very
loose so I worked it out of my The Am.erican Federation of La-
jaw. I didn t have anything eise/b^, c]£Sp^ Rs annual convention
to do with it so I tied it to my
Between three and four thous-
and Texas Masons gathered in
Waco this week for the 105th an-
nual communication of the Grand
Lodge of Texas. Sam B. Cantey
of Fort Worth was installed as
Grand Master Thursday night
moving up from the office of Dep-
uty Grand Master. He was suc-
ceeded by Dr. E. M. Wood
Anson, senior warden. Rogers Kel-
ley of Edinburgh, junior warden
was promoted to Dr. Wood’s po-
sition and Claud L. Austin of
Dallas was elected to succeed Kel-
ley. William Proctor of McKinney
was appointed. Grand Junior Stew-
ard. Olney Carpenter of Plano was
appointed District Deputy Grand
Master for Collin county and B.
W, Newman of Whitewright was
appointed Deputy for Grayson
* * *
hook and tossed in the line.
“Shortly afterward.s I got my
first strike of the day and hauled
in a large white bass. Not much
later I got another.”
But Welch won’t catch any
more fish on his novel bait, be-
cause he lost the tooth in catch-
ing the second bass.
at New Orleans, La., Thursday re-
See THIS WEEK on Last Page
Davis Chapel News
By Miss Lois Everett
Albert Jefferies and G. W. Da-
vis were in Sherman Friday.
By Maine Roberts
If I knew you and you knew me—
If both could tlearlv *ee.
And with an inner sight divine
The meaning of your heart and mine
I’m sure we would differ less.
And clasp our hands in friendliness
the CHAS. WILLIFORDS
R. and Mrs. Charles B. Wil-
s Vb liford are welcomed to the
Howe community with genuine int-
erest. May they feel that they
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Balleiw vis- have really come home.
ited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Ballew, of the Helvey com-
MjT.s. Williford is a former Howe
girl, Miss Doll Bell, the daugh-
ter of the late Louis Bell, promi-
1 nen citizen and land owner of this
Mrs. Dessie Cloud and children community for many years. Mr.
and Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Davis of
Sherman visited Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Williford was born at McGregor,
Texas. He came to Sheman when
a small boy, where he learned the
drug business. He started out in
Mr. and Mrs. Evert Moss spent the drug business as a mesenget
Sunday with his mother, Mrs. J. i hoy for the firm of Lankford &
L. Moss,'of Sherman. * Batsell, an old and prominent drug
— .Yirm of Sherman. He ls$er became
Mi*s. Orice Wilson visited her ]iead pharmacist for Lankford &
sister, Mrs. Edd Vaught, in Sher-, Keith, and continued with the firm
man Tuesday. ; when it was known as Lankford.
•— ! Keith & Nall. He also was connect-
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Wliggins at- j ed with the W. L. Bitting Company
tended the funeral of Mrs. Luther , and the Eader Allen Drug Com-
Duke Saturday. j pany. He now owns his own drug
■— ■ business in Howe, having purchased
Lester and Gordon Farrington of the Holcomb interests.
Gunter visited Bill Wiggins Sat-j He is friendly, genial, capable,
urday night. and experienced in drugs. For
-— - j recreation he enjoys sports, particu
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Sprowls of j larly baseball. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Hiowfe spqflit iStajnday., vjith <Mrs.! Williford are iattested in com-
Leslie Kirby. I munity improvement.
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