The Detroit News-Herald (Detroit, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 5, 1942 Page: 2 of 4
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day before he vat 30
The scholastic census will be
taken in March. It is the duty ot
every patron to see that their child
h not omitted from the roll
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Lesson for March 8
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Oarksville hts designated Match
11th as Clean Up Pay to make
the opening of the Mosquito Cam-
paign Detroit should toilow suit.
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DISCOVERING WHY PEOPLE
DUNK BEVEKAUE ALCOHOL
LESSON TEXT—Genc*l* 43 34. Psalm
104 14. IS: Provo bt 31 4-7; Ecclesiastes
t U 10. U. Isa tab 56 13; I Corinthians
10 4. 1
GOLDEN TEXT—Wine Is a mocker, stron*
drink is rag in*; and w^ioaoever la deceived
thereby la not wise.—Prov lbs 20 1.
Red River county has raised onl>
$3,592.72 of the $4.000 00 quota
assigned for war fund It is a
shame this sum was not raised the
first week, but the time has been
extended. If you have not con-
tributed do so now or if you have
an additional contribution.
Monday. March 2, was the an
nivrrs3ry of the signing of the dec-
laration of independence \>y a
handful of Texas pioneers and
Friday will be the 106th anniver-
sary of the massacre of the Alamo,
where a few brave men fought tin'
til death for a cause
The War Board of Red River
county has scheduled a series of
meetings to be held next week and
the Detroit meeting will be held
Monday night. The government is
asking a large acreage of peanuts
to replace the shortage of oils due
to the war in the Pacific. Thu sec-
tion can grow peanuts and the
prion are attractive.
To Ivy Leal Poisoning
Ton may be one at the lucky ones.
She Am lady who plucked a spray of
poison ley far her lapel ea route to a
bridge party end who—except for the
social ostracism—suffered no m ef-
But most people are not immune.
If aay awsbet at your fsiuQy has
aver been etikken. you are not a
good risk for the susceptibility can
he Inherited. It may be a relief to
ipsa Is know that redheads are more
■ bie to the then
_ or brunettes. But in any
-. poison ley Is not something
you wait into intentionally.
This is a wayward plant which is
--“---n 4md>, sometimes a
„ ._ie. It narita dag the
and climbs trees with equal
Dining May and June it
" attractive dusters
and although the thrse famous leaves
are usually notched along the edges,
they may he deceptively smooth.
The best rale for avoiding it de-
rives from the old adage, "Leaves
three, let it be!"
Since the oil contains the poison,
merely strolling through the shrub-
bery may prove your undoing. When
the leaves are bruised the oil comes
off on your shoes and then when you
take them off, you’ve got it
Highly susceptible nature lovers
can now resort to a serum. Also, a
number of protective solutions and
ointments have been evolved. The
United States Public Health service
recommends a^cream formula con-
sisting of 10 per cent sodium per-
borate or 2 per cent potassium pre-
iodate mixed with vanishing cream.
Pictish People Vanished
Without Leaving Relics
The Pictish people who had a
■mall kingdom in the north of Ire-
land and an important kingdom in
Scotland passed out of history with-
out leaving any sure relics of their
language op their traditions. One
thing, however, is known about
them: children were named from
their mothers, descent was traced
through the moiher, not through the
father. Woir**n must have had an
outstanding place in the social or-
Such dramatization is probably
behind the story of Cuchullain's
training in arms by Scathaeh. He
goes to Scotland which was Pictish
territory. There event- which were
to have a great bearing on his after-
life take place: becomes the
comrade of Fardia whom he is to
fight aad slay in the defense of Ul-
ster against the armies of Queen
Maevc; he becomes the father of
Connla whom he is to slay unwit-
tingly; he obtains his mysterious
,Ureapon, the Gae Bolga. But the
Gae Bolga could not have been the
sort of spear that is told hbout in
this story: very likely its name
meant what Piu.essor O'Rahilly
states it meant—the Spear of Bol-
pos. that is, of a god of the lower
world who was the ancestor of man>
Celtic peoples—the Belgae, the Fir
JMg...- -.......- .....—
The alcohol problem receives at-
tention in four lessons of each year.
This 'is the first one for 1942 and
brings before us a number of scrip-
tures not often used, in order to
suggest the drinker’s reasons for
drinking. Other matters appear, but
we shall limit ourselves to present-
ing these reasons, together, with the
Christian answer to each dne.
Why" 3o men drink?
1. To Be Sociable (Gen 43:34).
At the banquet prepared by Jos-
eph the allowance for Benjamin was
greatly increased, and they “drank
and were merry.” How often that
has been the plea which has led
into drinking and into drunkenness.
The “social glass” has often led to
the drunkard's grave.
Well, surely God wants us to be
sociable. Yes, He does, and the
perfect provision for man’s social
nature is found in Christian fellow-
H. To Be Happy (Ps. 104:14, 15).
Wine is supposed to bring happi-
ness, and we may admit that it
does bring a temporary lift which
some call happiness. But who is
satisfied with happiness? It depends
entirely on what “happens.” If the
wrong thing happens we are • un-
happy. We need a deep abiding joy,
and only a right relationship to God
can give that.
in. To Evade Responsibility
(Prov. 31:4. 5).
When life’s burdens become too
much for him the weakling seeks
relief and evades his responsibili-
ties in the deadening power of alco-
hol. But that doesn’t solve the prob-
lem. It Is still there when sobriety
returns, and usually more serious
than ever. What can a man do? The
answer is, turn to God. He gives
wisdom, grace and strength.
IV. Ye Forget Sorrow (Prov. ST:
"Drown your Borrows” is the de-
ceptive promise of liquor; but they
stand right there beside man. and
when his poor befuddled head be-
gins to clear they present them-
selves more persistently than ever.
What's the answer? The God of aD
comfort is ready to bear man’s sor-
rows or to give him grace to bear
them and to lead him out into a
place of peace and victory.
V. TO Forget Poverty (Prov. 31:
Heavy is the affliction of poverty
in a world of plenty. Sometimes it
is the result of carelessness or of
sin. but often it is the lot of those
who are innocently sought in its
“drawn” oven this problem in drink.
worse and more unbearable. _
VL To Find Satisfaction (EccL
2: 1-3. 10. 11).
The book of Ecclesiastes gives
the account of a man “under the
sun ” that is, apart from God's
guidance and blessing, seeking to
satisfy the cravings of his heart in
many ways. All of them prove vain,
including the effort to find it in wine
and in pleasure.
Frustrated souls often seek re-
lease through intoxicants. They gain
a measure of liberty ard a sense
of masterful power, but it is all as
delusive as the dreams of grandeur
of the insane. It is even worse, for
it is a false condition; deliberately
created and soon lost, together with
lost character and decency of life.
The morning after brings only the
deepened despair of greater dissat-
VII. To Stimulate Hope (Isa 56:
A certain fearful looking forward
to the time of judgment tends to
dampen the drinker’s enthusiasm.
So he drinks more to reawaken in
his heart the “hope” that tomorrow
will not bring reckoning, but will
be another “good " day. The world
has no real hope, in Ifact, the word
itself has lost its true meaning and
indicates only a sort of wishful
thinking. Is there any real hope?
Oh, yes, and the Christian has it,
hope that is a confident expecta-
tion of the fulfillment of God's every
promise. That kind of hope takes
care of tomorrow—and all the to-
VIII. To Encourage Piav (1 Cor.
Paul . arns against the folly of
the “eat, u ink. and be merry” phi-
losophy. That road ends in disaster.
Docs not God want us to play?
Indeed He does. He gave us the
instinct for recitation. We need
pleasant relaxation, and He has pro-
vided for us all the beauties of na-
ture, all the pleasures of\ wholesome
play, and all in the finest of fellow-
ship with His people and with Him-
self. Thu$ we find rerl recreation—
not just fun that leaves us empty
Mosquito Virus Causes
Sleeping Sickness Death
More than 3.000 cases of human
sleeping sickness with upward of 300
deaths in 1941 are reported by the
United States Public Health service.
The particular species of mosquito
transmitting the virus to humans is
widespread in states west of the Mis-
sissippi. So, just as the southeast-
ern states are battling mosquitoes
to curb malaria, the West must fight
them to prevent the further spread
of sleeping sickness (encephalitis).
A few cases have been reported in
this area. In the Yakima valley of
Washington 27 humans and 50 horses
bad sleeping sickness last year.
Sleeping sickness usually is associ-
ated, for some unknown reason, with
sporadic cases of infantile paralysis.
And sleeping sickness, itself, fre-
quently leaves its mark for life on
the minds and bodies of its victims.
The only sure way to avoid the dis-
ease is to keep from being bitten
Proof that mosquitoes, under nat-
ural conditions, transmit the disease,
has been provided by University of
California scientists. Over 10,000
mosquitoes were frozen and shipped
hi dry ice from the Yakima valley to
the university's San Francisco lab-
oratories. Sleeping sickness vacci-
nation for humans is not yet practi-
Edker-ia-fhKi Polly Coveedor
Social Editor— Nosey Sbarpr.
Sports Editor— Melba Deae.
Feature Editor— Marie Pratt.
Clab Repottrr -Virginia Smith.
Clam Reporters - Freshmen, Edwina
Newsome; Sophomore, Mary F. Crave*;
Senior, Polly Caveadar.
Typiati Margaret Bivia*. Nancy
Sharpe and Polly Caveodu.
Miss Taylor, red.
Herman B., maroon.
Bib, red, white and blue.
Marv Alice, yellow.
Juanita D., powder blue.
Rcba, green with white sidewall.
Marie, dark green.
Dorothy C., red.
Doris Mae, blue.
Billy \V , w ine.
Mr. Beck, brown and red.
Insects Take $185,000,000
Toll in Forests, Parks
Teeming hordes of insects, some
bo small as to be almost invisible
to the naked eye but whose aston-
ishing life habits have been pains-
takingly studied and recorded by
scientists, each year take an annual
toll of at least $185,000,000 in killed
or blighted trees in the forests,
parks, farm woodlots and shade
trees of the United States.
The destructive activity of these
busy armies reaches its peak during
the hot summer months, but the re-
sults of their costly and insidious
attacks upon the trees are most ap-
parent in the early autumn when
most vacationists are turning to the
This $185,000,000 estimate of in-
fect damage is based upon the lat-
est compilation of statistics by the
bureau of entomology and plant
quarantine in the U. S. department
of agriculture. The scientists con-
fine themselves to damage or loss in
tangible values, such as timber,
woodpulp, or turpentine output, and
make no attempt to measure lost in-
tangibles, such as woodland scenery
turned into areas of dead, browned
trees, or drying trout streams and
watersheds likely to result when
trees are killed over wide reaches.
There is, re illy, very little time
left of our school year of 1941-42
Perhaps you’ll laugh and say,
“Why it won’t be out until May.
That’s a pretty long time it you
ask me.” To you it may be a long
time but there’s really no time at
all when you stop to consider how
much there is to be d ne. Just
think how much knowledge we
rtfust “cram” into these empty
| skulls olouxs in so short a t me. ,t ttctM as il Buddy had all his
In dais like ,hese .here is no baJ |uck |a,, lhuIstay inslead of
Friday, the thirteenth. —He fell of!
the swing into the creek Golly,
nr.y minute may mean victory or Reba'ct„ainly has ,he nvals Poor
slips in some of the classes. The
j volley bail court didn’t seem the
same since J. D. and J. C , Freddie
’ Cogbill, Leola, Bess, Dimple, L.T.
land Morns Pratt, Freeda, Rita
I and several others weren't there to
i play. Probably you inisseJ Joyce
I Fern and Florence, Opal and Lu-
jcille, Jeff, Edwin and Beb, who are
> usually seen together on the
! campus. But most of all, we miss-
ed the bus students in class
i Although they may not realize
it, the bus students have an im-
portant part in our school The
town students are certainly glad
we have them, and they certainly
help make the school more inter-
time to spare. Each minute is
vital. The difference of even a
defeat for our America
While gazing about the study
thing, she shouldn’t take it so hard
We have two new students.
TLie gitls have been practicing
voile) ball thi> week. There will
probably Le some new members
j added to the team which was
j organized last term with Juanita
Dunnam as captain, and Lula
i Melton as co captain
The team is: Juanita Dunnam,
Lula Melton, Snookic Bivins, Bess
Li.rnett and Doris llargus No
i one has been chosen yet to take
Fern Turner’s piace. The substi-
tutes are Rita Cahill and Joy
Crickets for Timing Scale
Talk about ingenuity.
WeM, W. J. Pollard Jr., Los An-
geles bank executive, has estab-
lished a new high.
The photo enthusiast is even put-
ting the crickets to work for him
In his picture making.
How does he do it?
"The chirp of the crickets used to
annoy me,” he explains, “when I
was working in my darkroom.
"The steady beat of their voices
proved rather monotonous to me at
“Then the very steadiness of the
gbythrn attracted my attention. Why
pot use their chirps for a timing
scale in making enlargements?”
And that’s exactly what Pollard
“They’ve never let me down yet,”
The banker counts one for each
chirp of the insects.
“Imagine,” he says, "having a
living clock among your accesso-
halls you will see students wasting Wc|come.... By the way, Boo, tor
precious time. One over here is wbom j,d y0U turn jown spending
writing notes, another is reading a the night uith |r;s? He couldn’t
funny paper, perhaps another is be lrcm Red 0..k CuU,d hc? ....
gazing in a fixed stare at an open yje're going to miss our basketball
book —his mind a thousand miles gamcs .. | wonder how the music
away. We who are idling awa> ^irlsalike their new schedule... .Oh
time will learn, all too scon, how bt>y> *it won t be long until class
much we could have used every tournaments begin.... Woo! Have
second of spare time we loafed j yQu seenJMr. Beck’s baby picture?
away* The'Juniors sure feel big or grown-
Uncle Sam needs us all. Needs up. l;;shou!d say. They ordered
us to keep defense work going, i their dass'rings this week____is
needs us to pick up the hoe that the creek up Hugh? .. Does any-
the boys who have heard their one. besides me, dislike the way
country’s call have dropped. ^We theylhave arranged our P.E class-
must keep our country going and es? .... Mr Harvey must have a
it takes intelligence and diligence good (assembly program planned
to do that. | for Wednesday. He seems to be
Use every minute of your study working pretty hard on it____Poor
Jo, confidentally, we’re afraid she’s
had too much mental strain. She
can’t remember whether she wears
hall time to accomplish some im
portann task of learning. Don’t
idle away precious time! Uncle
Sam needs you, but he wants you a coat or not, so she just looks out
to be efficient and well prepared.
Homes of the future will be small-
er, because families are shrinking in
Size and the proportion of older per-
sons in the household is rising, ac-
cording to the forthcoiriing report of
the Federal Home Loan Bank board
“Of all population trends, probably
none has greater significance to the
housing market than the number
and size < f families, for housing de-
mand is largely determined by these
two factors,” the report says,
i “Over half of the increase in the
, number of families during the “thir-
ties” resulted from a decrease in the
average size of family from 4.1 to
j “Such changes as these in the age
structure of ou population have a
direct influence on the need for
housing,” the report concluded. "We
may, for example, expect a greater
demand for small, compact dwell-
ing units to house older people.”
When Is Flat Foot Flat?
One old question of podiatry is:
When is a fiat foot flat? And there
Is no ready, eerta.n answer For
some races flat feel are normal
and all right. The only criterion
about fiat feet is that you have
them if the arch has fallen, to pro-
duce a deformity of posture, and—
in addition—you Suffer from foot
fatigue and pain. Pain in the back,
headaches, cramps in the calves
cf the legs and dull aching pains
In the soles of the feet are the
[ danger signs
i Walking always has been, and
r..il Is, tha best of all exercises
tc strengthen the feet and keep
ILem healthy. All of us cannot be
professional walkers like Edward
Weston, but all of us can stop be-
ing softies by walking mors.
No Laws Displaying Flags
Neither the federal government
nor any of the states has enacted
any laws regarding the manner of
displaying the Flag of the United
States. The federal government has
by statute provided only against
desecration of the Flag. The army
and navy have regulations covering
the Flag but are without authority
to enforce them in civilian use.
Civilian regulations embodied in
the Flag code, adopted in 1923 at a
conference of patriotic and educa-
tional organizations, provide that
when the flag is displayed in a man-
er other than by being flown from
a staff, it should be displayed flat,
whether indoors or outdoors. When
displayed either horizontally or ver-
tically against a wall, the union
should be uppermost and to the
Flag’s own right, that is, the observ-
The Flag must never be draped on
a vehicle, train or boat. When car-
ried on an automobile, the staff
should be attached securely to the
radiator cap or chassis.
in thc hall and if her*s isn’t there
she knows she didn't____Say Nan,
your hair looks stvoo pretty that
way____Maybe someone could help
me And my toothbrush____Marie
certainty looks cute in an apron.
She refuses to take it off____Dot
cap’t stand up in Phys. Ed.—slick
BUS STUDENTS ABSENT
School didn't seem the same at
the first of the week, since the bus
students didn’t come in. The halls
were different Irom usual.
On the way to class you only
saw Melba standing by her locker,
where usually Eula Van and she
were laughing telling the latest
gossip. We missed Norma Deni
son who takes up the absentee
We Seniors are certainly excited.
If you don't know it already, we
are going to have our pictures
made this week or early next week.
The snow interrupted our plans,
we had intended to go Tue?day.
That isn’t all either. We are
discussing plans for Senior Day,
which will be a pretty impottant
day to us. Our sponsor, Miss
Taylor, is selecting a play to be
presented by our class this month.
Eggs Set Every Monday
Reserve Space ia Advaace
Leave Orders for Baby Clucks
R.l. Reds, Wkite aad Barred Rocks
Wkite Leg bora*, etc.
Due to the increased cost in
living we must charge more
for barber work.
Ilair cut .........35c
Shave ... 20c
Hair cut and‘Shave 50c
D. F. and JOHN GOLLION
L. T. MOORE
Broccoli .Means Sprout
The word “broccoli” is the Italian
plural of “broccolc ” which means a
sprout and which is the diminutive
| of the word “brocco,” meaning a
Broccoli is a hardy variety of
i cauliflower, which in turn, is a
type of cabbage, in which the head
: consists of condensed and thickened
flower clusters instead of leaves. It
is believed to have orig.nntcd in j
! Cyprus, in the Mediterranean sea. !
' Apparently it was taken to Italy dur-
ing the 16th century and its use
1 spread tc- other European countries,
J England and France in particular.
I In the middle V. 2 ks the genuine
Calabrese blanch ; broccoli was ;
brought to this reentry and was
grown for the market in 1P27.
V.liv Dentures Link False
One reason why false P etii mac
be detected, according to Dr 1 li.
Hardy of New York, is that in mak
i ing a sit of artificial teeth the cus-
pids, er eyeteeth, arc set t >o close
ito thc center and arc mare too
small. Il you want to prt vent the
'clacking sound that betrays \our
dentures, he says, rub the back
| teeth with acryi; i resin. Another
; thing that betray - "store" teeth is
that they are not made sufficiently
i convex and thus iGleet light in an
1 unnatural mannci. Use of ccrthin
! mineral stains cu,JLiilse teeth re-
duces thfllr artificial look by reliev-
ing cclcr sameness.
TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE
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