The Texas Mesquiter (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, September 19, 1941 Page: 1 of 6
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Sept. 17 - 20
DALLAS COUNTY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1941 MESQUITE, TEXAS
T fl IJS
A Miss Ruth Kemp, efficient young
Lpoman who has been popular among
ifl he business people of Mesquite,
I|Lrrote from Waco, where she has en-
rolled in Baylor University, that she
j ‘j|s very bHsy. Ruth’s new address is
W428 South Eight Street, Waco,
We predict a successful career
lor Miss Kemp. She has been an
outstanding 4-H girl, secretary, and
reporter for the Texas Mesquiter.
W. J. Cannon, substitute football
player and athletic reporter, a senior
in Mesquite High, is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. N. Cannon and brother
of Evelyn, who graduated last June.
W. J. wants to be an aviator, he
said. His friendly disposition makes
him a likeable young man.
The “Cowboy” at the Mesquiter
office received a letter from Steve
Andert, former Intertype operator at
the Mesquiter office, now employed
at Childress, saying that he enjoyed
every word in Dallas County’s Old-
est Newspaper. Since he left, Steve
has become “papa.” Mrs. Andert
and the little daughter are at then-
home in Forney. Steve is surely
missed around Mesquite.
J. Frank Agnew, son of F. B.
Agnew of Mesquite, phoned his fath-
er from San Diego, California this
week, that he is in the Hbspital
Corps School, “likes his work fine
and is doing O. K.” Friends will
be glad to hear of J. Frank’s good
Mrs. Waldo Fletcher of Garland,
hostess for the honey display at the
State Fair of Texas and winner of
all the ribbons fee honey at the
Richardson Fair, has an attractive
display of honey at the Mesquite
Mrs. Fletcher has been in
honey business fifteen years.
l^rs. L. Vanderworth was sur-
prised with a birthday dinner Sun-
day, September 14, at the home of
her son, C. J. Vanderworth. Mrs.
C. J. Vanderworth and Mrs. F. C.
Corey, the honoree’s daughter, were
Guests were Mr. and Mrs. L. Van-
derworth, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Van-
derworth and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Corey and son, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Lang and son, Mrs. Henry Bradley
and daughter, Mrs. Grace Campbell j
q,pd daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie
Sluder, Mrs. Charles Lang and Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Robinson.
Two of the honoree’s sisters, Mrs.
G. W. Bolling and Mrs. Helen Har-
din, were ill and could not attend.
New Hope School
Cut To One Teacher
The Dallas County School Board
at its regular meeting Monday night,
September 15, reduced the New Hope
School to one teacher, transferring
the seventh and eighth grades with
the teacher, B. M. Hudspeth, to the
Mesquite schools. There were two
pupils in the seventh and three in
the eighth grades. Mrs. Hudspeth,
who has been assisting her husband
in the school, was left at New Hope
to teach the fifteen remaining child-
Mr. Hudspeth has taught 28 years
in County, serving seven years as
supt. of the Grand Prairie schools
and four as Dallas County Supt. He
will have charge of the Library Study
MEN in SERVICE
There are men from Mesquite and
the farm homes of this trade area
ho are now serving in the armed
ces of the United States. Every-
___Je in the community is interested
ini what each of these young men is
sfloing, in what.he he is seeing, in the
men he meets and where they are
from? in even the daily routine of
camp qp shipboard life.
We therefore invite every man of
this trade area who iB serving in
the armed forces of the United States
to write the home-town paper a
letter regularly so friends at home
may hear from him. In response to
these letters, a copy of the Mes-
quiter will be sent to each service
man whose letter is printed in the
paper that week.
Ice - Capades For
Thousands of visitors to the State
Fair of Texas in Dallas this year
will see for the first time not only
the largest expanse of ice ever frozen
in Texas but the greatest array of
skating stars ever assembled in the
state performing on that ice.
For on the new Ice Arena in Fair
Park will be presented the “Ice-Cap-
ades of 1942,” premiere of the
musical extravaganza, with 100 blade
performers who set world attend-
ance records throughout the United
States with the 1941 edition of “Ice-
The Show will open on September
24 and4 will be shown throughout
the State Fair nightly and at several
matinees, presented in the new arena
which has an ice surface of 86 feet
by 190 feet and a seating capacity
of 5500 specators.
Stars of the show are lovely blonde
Belita, sensational young English
skater; Vera Hruba, five times
champion of Czechoslovakia and
known as the girl without a country;
Donna Atwood, the 17-year-old Cali-
fornia junior champion who turned
professional to join “Iee-Capades,”
and Dench and Stewart, dancing
team. Other featured performers are
Lyman and Jackson, comedians; the
specatular “fire skater,” “Red”
McCarthy; Phil and Megan Tayor,
Serge Flash and many others in the
cast of .100 of the world’s finest ice
At the close of “Ice-Capades,” the
Ice Areana will be open daily for
public skating, with morning, after-
noon and night skating sessions.
Professional instructors will be avail-
able for private and class lessons.
Ice Sports, Inc., the company
operating the Arena, has obtained a
franchise in the American Hockey
Association and the Dallas “Texans”
will play 25 home games at the Ice
Arena against such teams as Min
neapolis, St. Paul, Omaha, Kansas
City, St. Louis, Tulsa and Fort
The opening hockey game will be
against St. Louis on November 7 and
the season will close on March 17
when Dallas plays at home against
For Mace Bohannon
Funeral services for Mace Bohan-
no, 61, who died instantly Sunday
from gunshot wounds, were held
Tuesday in Dallas with interment
in Pleasant Mound Cemetery.
Mr. Bohannon, well known in the
Pleasant Grove Community, was a
retired Pullman conductor. He and
his family lived at thfeir farm home,
formerly known as Bamboozle Farm,
and witnessed the farm acres about
them transferred into a thriving com-
munity of attractive homes, whose
owners worked in the city. Mr. Bo-
hannon took an interest in the com-
munity activities. His health had
been reported bad for a number of
years, although he was a stalwart-
Survivors include his wife; a son,
Richard L. of Maine; two daughters,
Mrs. Macie Bell of Dallas, and Miss
Mary Frances Bohannon, California.
The exhibit sponsored by the Fed-
eral reformatory at Seagoville is at-
tracting unusual attention among the
many outstanding community and
agricultural displays at the 17th an-
nual Mesquite Fair. The handwoVen
drapery material, beautiful color and
design, made of cotton wrap, is the
high color note in the exhibit. Blue
chambry shirts and nainsook shorts,
products of the prison garment fac-
tory, equipped to manufacture 50 to
60 dozen shirts, dresses from the
sewing department, and samples and
charts of Red Cross activities, are
among the many interesting features
of the exhibit. ,
All displays promised to be in
readiness for the formal opening
Wednesday, 8 P. M. Former Attorney
General Bill McCraw was to make
the opening address.
Drawn work collar and cuff sets
flour sacks, and a blue and white,
Mrs. Martha Cole
Death ended the life of one of
Dallas County’s oldest mothers, Mrs.
Martha J. Cole 93, Thursday, Sept-
ember 11. Mrs. Cole passed away at
the home of her son, Charlie C.
Cole, Scyene road, with whom she
has made her home for thirty years.
Born in Black Hawk, Mississippi,
Mrs. Cole, with her husband R. B.
Cole, whom she married in 1869 and
their three children, Wess, Bob, and
Dave, moved to the Long Creek com-
munity. They later moved two and
one-half miles southeast of Mesquite
where the other children were born.
Mrs. Cole was a member of the
church for over fifty years. She
was an energetic worker; and lived
an active life until about six years
ago. Her task in life was well per-
formed, as expressed in the lives of
the children who survive: nine sons, j for the day were Mys. L. E. Engle,
Charley, Clive, Walter and R. W. i Miss Florence Engle, Mr. and Mrs.
(Wesley) Cole of Mesquite vicinity, | Rufus Street, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Dave E. Cole, Justin, Ed. Cole, Ver-
non, E. R. Cole, Tishomingo, Okla-
homa, Tom J. Cole, Chichaska, Okla-
homa, Frank Cole, Van Alstyne; one
daughter, Mrs. W. H. Pasehall, Haw-
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, September 12, 4 p. m. at the
Pleasant Grove Christian Church
with the Rev. R. W. Robinson of-
ficiating. A. W. Lander spoke briefly.
Interment was in Mesquite cemetery
with Travis, Robert, Bennett, Law-
rence, Monroe, Hardy, Delms and
Virgil Cole as pall-bearers McCul-
lough was in charge of arrange-
Many Exhibits To
Following a custom since 1924 to The communities in the Mesquite
celebrate six birthdays in September, Trade Area, Balch Springs, Dal-Kauf,
those of Mrs. D. W. Caldwell and Kleburg, Lawson, Murphree, New
son, Dudley, Jr. of Denver, Mrs. Hope, Pleasant Mound Reinhardt,
Richard Starr, Miss Louise Todee, Rylie, Seagoville, Scyene, Tripp-
Rufus St.reet and L. B. Scoley, Mrs. Long Creek, exhibit their agri-
EmmaGuidry entertained at her j cultural and garden products, house-
home last Sunday. j hold art, crafts and antiques in the
Mrs. Rufus Street baked the birth- | gymnasium, where winners were to
day cake. A fried chicken dinner was : be announced Wednesday. J. G. Aus-
served, folowed by an afternon of J tin is general superintendent of
entertainment, climaxed by supper, I community exhibits.
Mrs. Addie Todee and daughters,! Single entry agriculture exhibits,
Mrs. Richard Starr, Mrs. Rufus Rex Range, chairman; farm and
Street, and Miss Louise Todee, home | home exhibits; Harris Rutherford,
Coast! superintendent; 4-H Girls Club de-
partment, Misses Orene McClellan
from a tour of the West
showed a movie of Yosemite Park
and other travels.
Mrs. Guidry telephoned her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Caswell in Denver, and
all the guest talke dto her. Guests
At Turner Home
the many cotton garments and ac-
cessories exhibited by the Rylie
H. D. Club, under the direction of
Mrs. W. H. Dean and Mrs. C. A.
The Junior Christian Endeavor
of the Mesquite Christian Church
elected the following officers recent-
ly; Martha Jane Shult, president;
Mary Jo Caldwell, vice-president;
Almeda Austin, secretary; Peggy
Austin, program chairman; George
Lander, social chairman; Edith Cald-
well and Martha Jane Shults, re-
Hostess To Club
The Scyene Home Demonstration
Club met Monday September 15 at
the home of Mrs. M. H. McMillan,
Pleasant Grove Drive with a covered
Mrs. E. C. Sloan presided at the
business meeting which was held be-
After lunch was served, Miss Orene
McClellan gave a demonstartion on
culling for Egg Production.
Fourteen members and one visitor
was present, Mrs. T. C. Burnett was a
The next meeting will be Mon-
day October 6, with Mrs. Paul’ R.
Miss Lillian Ruth Ament of Dallas
became the bride of Homer Luttrell
tatting, made trom white I D“"a'; t0rmerIy 0f °onnetticutt,
’ at a double ring ceremony performed
crayola decorated quilt, are among j ^ the Rev ^in ^J^an Smith at the
_____ . . I home of the bride’s brother and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ary Turner,
Sunday evening in Mesquite.
The bride wore a costume of deep
blue with blue accessories. Her
flowers were roses.
Mrs. Sam Shipley played the wed-
ding music and Mrs. Turner sang,
I Lovely You Truly. The house was
decorated with roses.
A reception followed the wedding.
The lace covered table was decorated
with a wedding cake holding a mini-
ature bride and groom on a silver
tray. Punch was served.
Guests were Mr.tand Mrs. Bill
Morgan Smith, Mrs. Shipley, Miss
Rhea Jones, D. C. Wilkinson of Dal-
las, Mr. and Mrs. Turner.
The couple are at home in Dallas.
Starr and daughter, Marilyn, Mrs.
Addie Todee, Miss Louise Todee,
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Dowling, Mr.
Scoley and Mrs. Guidry.
Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Gassett of
Hutchins, formerly of Mesquite, an-
nounce the marriage of their daugh-
ter, Pauline to Mr. Wislon E. Poston
of Pleasant Grove. The marriage was
solemnized August 12. Mrs. Poston
is the neice of Mrs. L. G. Haralson
and Mrs Alice Synder of Mesquite.
The coupel are at home at4614
Sat. For Panama
Miss Sue Grubb, acompanied by
her mother, Mrs. Eunice Grubb,
brother, Bill, and au<nt, Mrs. Inez
Royal will leave early Friday morn-
ing for Houston where they will be
met by her father, Stanley Grubb.
They will go to Galveston Satur-
day where Miss Grubb will sail at
come the bride of Frank Niendorff,
noon for Cristobal, Panama, to be-
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Niendorff.
Miss Grubb said her boat, loaded
with cargo, would go by Lake Char-
les, La., enroute to Havana, Cuba,
where it will dock for two days, be-
fore continuing to Cristobal, where
Mr. Niendorff will meet her, and
the marriage ceremony will be per-
and Juanita Urban, county agent and
assistant sponsor; and the colored
folks exhibits are housed in the
The house hold arts and crafts
linens, clothing and food exhibit
shown i^i the agricultural build-
ing, are in charge of Mrs. Fleton
Humphreys, Mrs. W. L. Wilkinson,
Mrs. Jack Nesbitt, Mrs. W. B. Hailey,
Mrs. Raymond Palmer, Mrs. O. C.
Hanby, Mrs. V. V. Brooks, Mrs. Lee
Watson, Miss Sara Stovall and Mrs.
The poultry show, premiums, $40,
are in a large tent on the grounds.
C. C. Cole and Robert Thoippson are
superintendents of the poultry divis-
Commerical exhibitors include
Cocoa Cola, Standard Tilton, Sun-
shine Bus, Nehi Bottling Company,
H. Boedeker and son, Boedeker Ice
Cream, Mrs. J. W. Hawes Ex Cel-Cis,
Checkerboard Feed, American Laun-
dry, Texas Mesquiter, Mitchell Good-
win, Dallas Butane Gas Co., Ander-
son Furniture, Dr. Pepper, J. I. Case
and Lasater-Hogge. Cooperators in-
clude Community National Gas and
Concessions and carnival attrac-
ions of every type interest the
guest at this year’s fair—when
thousands of people are expected to
East Side Acres
Miss Nannie Parker spent
week with Mrs. Bill Austin.
Mrs. Met Martin attended a party
at Seagoville Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bolding spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs: C. E. Martin.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Liles from
Dallas visited Mr. and Mrs. P. B.
Liles Sunday afternoon. :
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Caraway and
children eff Dallas visited Mr. and
Such letter, telling the home folks | Mrs. J. M, Cole Sunday.
the personal news of the hoys from
many far-away places and camps,
will give the folks at home an
appreciation of what their boys are
doing for the nation and what the
various defense units of service are
ding for the boys. We therefore
urge every parent, every relative,
every friend of these men in the
armed force to get us these letters
which, will be read amd appreciated
by every home reader. Whose letter
will be first.
J. D. Martin spent Saturday night
with Percy Bolding in Forney.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Nix and son,
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McDonald and
daughter from Dallas, Mr. and Mrs.
Grady Criswell spent Sunday with
Mr. and' Mrs. Bob Gallop.
Mrs. Clent Chapman and L. R.
Futrell of Forney visited Mrs. Edna
Rob Toliver from California
is visiting his sister and niece,' Mrs.
M. E. Kelly and Mrs. Ozzie Raglin.
Honored On Birthday
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Lewis, who
celebrated birthdays this month,
were guests of honor at a surprise
dinner Sunday, Septemebr 14, given
by their children at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Wallace, East
Dinner was served buffet style to
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chase, Mr. and
Mrs. Oakley Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
GlynnDouglass aiid sob, Ronnie, Mr.
a!hd Mrs. Bill Morgan Smith, Mr.
Mrs. Lewis and son, Edagr Lynn and
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace and daughter,
Mr. Lewis’ birthday was Septem-
ber 12 and the 18 was Mrs. Lewis’.
Colonel Ernest O. Thompson,
chairman o'f the railroad commission,
enroute to Washington from maneu-
vers in Louisiana stopped for a visit
between planes with Mr. and Mrs.
Delbert Motley Sunday. Colonel
Thompson was going to Washington
to confer with President RooseVelt
about Texas oil in regard to the
shortage in the East, Mrs. Motley
Mrs; Lynn Prock underwent an
operation last week at a local hos-
Mrs. Arthur Vandiver has been
Kat yLee Marshall left Saturday to
enter College at Denton.
Mr. and Mrs.- Ray Price of Dal-
las moved recently to the house of
vMrs. Velma Price.
Mrs. Geneveive Swain and little
daughter Patrica Ann of Dallas visi-
ted Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Briley
Ruby Shires has entered school at
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Briley visi-
ted Mrs. Clarence Stultz at Pleas-
ant Valley Saturday evening.
The Murphree H. D. Club met
Monday in the Urbandale Communi-
W. B. Hailey Jr. Gets
High Scout Honors
Walter Hailey, Jr., Bon of Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Hailey of Mesquite, will
be the first boy scout in Mesquite
to receive his Eagle Palms. Hailey,
who holds 33 merit badges, and one
other scout in the South District, will
be awarded their palms at the
Court of Honor Thursday evening
at the First Presbyterian church in
Dallas. Eagle Scouts, including; Hai-
ley and Charles Robert Parker of
the Mesquite troop, will be in charge
of the program.
An Eagle scout to receive his first
Palm must serve afe an Eagle scout
six months and have passed five ad-
ditional merit badges, with a total
of 26 merit badges. ,
Hailey and Gene Shands of Mes-
quite passed tests for four merit
badges each at the Board of Retiew
held Monday- at the Colonial Pres-
Mrs. Charles Wheeler, Martin
Lane, spent the wek-end with her Lee.
brother in Fort Worth.
Mrs. J. T. Dasch, Scyene Road,
was the honoree at a shower given
by Mrs:. Shelton McCutcheon and
Mrs. B. F. Farrar, Jr. at the latter’s
home on Parkland Drive in Urban-
dale Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Dasch
received many lovely gifts. Frozen
punch and cake were served during
the social hour.
Mrs. Dan Thompson recently of
the Scyene School faculty has accept-
ed a position at the Bayles school.
Mrs. Thompson has taught at Scyene
for the past two years where she
has made many friends who extend
to her their best wishes for her suc-
cess and hapiness in this new posi-
tion. Mrs. Caster of Kleburg suc-
ceeds Mrs. Thompson at Scyene.
The Scyene Parent’s Club will
have a program meeting at the
school Wednesday at 3:30 P. M. at
which time the program chairman
Mrs. A. G. Mitchell, will present the
principal, Mrs. C. H. Puckett, in a
talk “What A Parent Should Know
About School Need.” Mrs. C. L.
Barker will bring the devotional talk.
Honored At Picnic
The Hall family had a picnic din-
ner at White Rock, Sunday Sept-
ember 14, honoring Rowe Jones,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones, who
returned to Ft. Ord, California
Thursday after a ten day’s leave
from the army.
Guests present to enjoy the oc-
casion were: Rowe Jones, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Seth
Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hall, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Norwood and daughter,
Nancy Flo, Mrs. Ruth Caldwell and
children, Mrs. Mae Hall and Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Miller and son, Walter
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Spann have
recently purchased the M. R. Brooks
place on Martin Lane in East Side
Acres. The Spanns were former resi-
dents of Rosefffont AcYes add Mrs.
Spann is a retired Texas & Pacific
Ray Pasehall In
The Lone Star Gas Company ad-
vertisement in this issue of the Mes-
quiter is of more interest to
Mesquiter readers than usual, in
that Ray Pasehall of Mesquite is
pictured in a boatswain’s chair paint-
ing a pipe line suspension bridge.
The bridge spans the Red River at
Waureka, Oklahoma, E. V. Pasehall,
father of Ray said.
Pasehall, foreman of the paint
department, has been with the Gas
Company 15 years. He and his wife
the former Elizabeth, Pierce of Ce-
leste, have an attractive new home in
Mrs. L. G. Haralson was- the hos-
tess' to the Contract Bridge Club
Friday, September 12, at he rhome:
Mrs. Clayton Anderson won high
score and Mrs. George Miller, second.
Ice cream and cake were served to
Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Miller, Mrs.
Edwin Brazier, Mrs. Sam Sietz, Mrs.
F. I. Walker, Mrs. Effie Davis, Mrs.
Will Johnson and the hostes.
Charles Potter In
Charles F. Potter Jr., the son of
Mrs. and Mrs. Charles F. Potter Sr.
of Mesquite, enlisted in the Coast
Guard for three years at the Re-
cruiting Office in Fort Worth on
September 15. He ha sbeen trans-
ferred to the Coast Guard Training
Station located at New Orleans, La.,
where he will undergo a period of
training before being sent to his first
Final Rites For
Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie
Davis, age 53, who died at her home
2026 Scotland Drive, Tuesday morn-
ing , September 16, were held at the
South Crest Baptist Church, near
Lisbon, at 4 p. m. Wednesday, Sept.
17 with the Rev. Truman Aldridge
and the Rev. Ernest Shindall offici-
Mrs. Davis is survived by her hus-
band Jim Davis; two daughters, Mrs.
Winnie Mae Lee and Mrs. Mattie
Odom of Dallas; two brothers, Joe
Stepp of Brookhaven, Mss. and Jim
Stepp of Gilbert, La.; one sister, Mrs.
Lula Fleming and five grand child-
ren. McCullough had charge of
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