The Texas Mesquiter (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, July 17, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1D42MESQU1TE, TEXAS
Politics intersperced with jazz an*d
hillbilly music entertained the hun-
dreds of speakers who come to Mes-
quite Saturday night. Harry Hines,
chairman and member of the high-
way commission of Texas for six
years and candidate for Congress,
delivered a patriotic address. Mr.
Hines said “Amei^ca, a God-fearing-
Nation, must win this war, and we
must band ourselves together in a
common effort to bring about that
Foods play a great part rn Help-
ing to win the war. As a member of
your highway commission, I went to
Washington to plead for farm-to-
market roads, which make it possi-
ble for the farmers to bring their
foods to the market. The world needs
food and the farmer must have roads
Sensing the danger of war and realiz-
ing the need for a military highway
to the Gulf of Mexico, I worked for
the accomplishment of such roads,
Mr. Hines said. He concluded his ad-
dress with these words: We must
bad: up our President in this great
Other candidates spoke briefly.
George C. Purl in his race for County
Judge said: I am a veteran of World
War I, and I spent 12 years in the
House and Senate. When I am elected
County Judge, I shall consider the
problem of juveniles, which hits
every town in Dallas County, and
that problem of the county will not
be honeycombed with politics.
Claud C. Westerfeld, candidate for
State Senate, asked for a second
term, stating that he served one
term and was defeated for re-election
by false statements branding him as
against old age pensions, when as a
matter of fact he worked for old age
! pensions and homestead exemptions,
Yictus Hall, a youthful boy, urged
the voters to support Ed Palmer for
| County Commissioner, District 2.
George Parkhouse in the race for
S the Legislature, Place 4, thanked the
voters for their support ten years a-
go, and said: You don’t want a paid
lobbyist in the legislature, you want
a person who knows what to do. I
will introduce a bill to provide ade-
quate fire equipment for use in Dal-
las County, and will seek additional
funds for the schools, whose state
funds will be' greatly decreased, if
Texas has gasoline rationing.
Tom Field, opposing Ed Cobb for
Assessor and Collector said the poli-
tical machine operating in the Assess-
or-Collector’s office, is known over
! Texas, but the machine is wearing
I out—the carburator leaks, tires are
thin and its cracked-up inside. Field
said ask Cobb, where is the money
taken in as fees by the 20 or more
notaries on the county payroll. He
concluded by saying, if elected, he
would give the office back to the
R. L. (Fate) Lasater, candidate
for County Commissioner, District 2,
promised to represent the people
twelve months out of the year, and
not just two months out of 24, run-
running the office on a business
Mrs. Pearl Smith, District Clerk
! seekig re-election, expressed appreci-
! ation for the support she has had
from Mesquite, and for the coopera-
; tion that has been given Miss Ruth
i Lander and W. A. Blair, representa-
! tives in her office from this section.
Congressman Hatton W. Sumners
climaxed the speaking with an infor-
mal talk. He said, we face the great-
est dangers since our ancestors came
to this country, and I have one ob-
jective during these years—to do
what I can to bring this war to a
successful conclusion and to bring
your boys back to this Democracy. If
the people of the world were like the
people of Mesquite, it would be a dif-
ferent world, he said, I want to
walk shoulder to shoulder and see
eye to eye with you.
Mrs. E. L. Cook and Walter
Grubb and family were in an automo-
bile accident near Greenville as they
were enroute home from Texarkana
where they visited the former’s
nephew, J$. G. Rogers, critically ill.
Mrs. Cook was cut over her right
eye and Mr. Grubbs’ son received
serious injuries. Mrs. Cook was noti-
fied that Mrs. Rogers died Tuesday.
Funeral services were held Wednes-
day at Hubbard City.
Statement of Honorable
Hatton W. Sumners
Scyene Picnic July 20
At Twin Oaks Farm
The Scyene Home Demonstration I
Club will sponsor an old-fashioned
picnic all day Thursday, July 2 0, at
Twin Oaks on Bruton Drive. Mrs. Ed
Arnett will be hostess.
Lasater To Speak
Here Saturday Night
R. ,L. (Fate) Lasater, candidate
for County Commissioner, District 2,
will speak in Mesquite Saturday
night. Other candidates are expected.
The regular amateur program will
furnish entertainment to the huh
dreds of people who gather on the
square for this weekly occasion.
Sailor Aboard Ship
Sunk By Japs Home
Carli-e Daugherty Humphrey, son
of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Daugherty,
was home on furlough last week. He
was aboard the U. S. S. Lexington,
when it was bombed and later sunk
in the Pacific. He was gun captain on
his ship and he shot down 2 Jap
bomber planes in a battle in the Coral
Sea. He says we don’t have much to
worry about that we are going to
win this war. He seemed anxious to
get back to New York where they
get a new ship.
John Crain will leave truly 20 for
the army. Mr. Crsin is the son of
Mrs. Crain and the late Kytle Crain,
and has been employed at Flemings.
Charles N. Romine, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. E. Romine wy _ , v..%
of Pleasant Grove, '
has been home for
a furlough, during |||&.-,. |
which time he has v"~
celebrated his 23 rd Hr
birthday. He has re-
eently been promot-
ed to staff sergeant f
and is attached to
for the Signal Corps in Washington
Lt. Lynn L. Byrd and wife of
Tombstone, Ariz. havereturned home
after visiting his mother, Mrs. Myr-
Lt. Charles L. Byd and wife and
little daughter, Patsy, nave been
transferred from Ft. Sill, Okla. to
Simthisun Hts., Haryland.
Pvt. C. R. (Billie) Byrd has been
caked back to Camp Blanding, Fla.,
after a 6 0 day furlough; he will be
transferred as Aviation Cadet Candi-
date M.A.H.S. to Mercel, Calif.
Pvt. Nathan L. Byrd, Go. C’. 1st
T-B 44th Inf. Div. A.P.O. No. 44,
Ft. Louis, Washington writes he is
well and likes Army life fine.
Albert McCoy, 13, Lake June Rd.,
was injured in a fall from a swing,
and was taken to a hospital for ob-
servation Tuesday and returned
Pvt. William E. Marshall, Hawaii,
writes to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H. H. Marshall, that he is well, likes
over there, has plenty to eat, and has
learned all about his son, Earl Mar-
shall Jr., but can’t release the infor-
mation until the Navy does.
Lelend Lloyd Jett, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Jett, returned home
Saturday from a Dallas hospital
where he had been 5 or 6 weeks. He
is improving, and hopes to be walk-
ing this week.
Clifford Duke was home last week-
end for a visit with his mother and
other relatives. Duke is in training
at College Station to be an aerial
bomber; he received his gold wings
as a pilot at Coronado Beach, Calif.
Albert (Pete) Gilbreath recently
received two promotions in cooking
and is Mess Sergeant. He has been
stationed somewhere in a Fruit King-
dpm on an Atlantic Coast, and re-
ports “every tree, weed and bush has
fruit on it.”
Earl Coats, brother of Mrs. Karon
Gilbreath, writes that he is well, and
all is going smooth, from his loca-
tion in the Pacific.
Virgil Dean,# son of Frank Dean,
and James Lewis, son of Mrs. Fran-
zle Lewis, will leave Thursday for
Glen Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. A. Dean, was transferred from-
the Great Lakes Training Station to
the Navy Radio Service School Air
Station at Jacksonville, Fla.
Ray Hodge, popular cashier of the
First. National Bank, will report for
military service Thursday, July 2 3.
Mr. Hodge, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Hodge, graduated from Mesquite
High Schobl in 1934, and began
working in the bank soon afterwards.
Ray Lewis left Wednesday for
the Medical Corps of the U. S. Navy
in San Diego, Calif. He is a brother
of James, who goes in as a 1st Class
Bourland Moon in the Army sta-
tioned at . Wichita Falls has been
home for a few days.
John Carathers is now a corporal
at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls.
A1 Templeton For
In announcing that I am a candi-
date for re-election to Congress from
the Fifth Congressional District of
Texas, I wish to say that I am deeply
grateful to the citizens of Dallas
County for the opportunity you have
given me to be useful during the
years of my service.
It has been impossible, during„the
past several years, when I have seen
this country moving into our present
dangers, for me to have maintained
the close personal contact with you
I desired, except through ignoring
both my duty and the approaching
danger. As one of your watchmen on
the tower, I have given much of my
available time trying to arouse the
nation to a realization of our com-
mon danger. I have been criticized
because I have maintained that in. a
state of unpreparedness we could not
whip the world before breakfast and
because I insisted that we should
tell the people the truth. People who
realize a common ^danger, if they do
so in time, may so well prepare
themselves that they may avoid at-
tack,—or if attacked may make cer-
tain of victory. I could not do this
job and look after my political fences,
as the expression goes.
I have been home for few days
but I am called back to Washington
today in behalf of the tax bill in the
consideration of which I have been
called upon to defend the constitu-
tional power of the State of Texas to
fix the independent status of its mar-
ried women. I regret that my duty
makes me leave so soon that I hope
that I will be able to return before
the election. 1 am grateful to the
peopl^? of this District for their
friendship and support and their un-
derstanding of the work I have been
doing despite the unwarranted poli-
tical attack which has been made on
me which has no basis in fact. This
is your country, your war, your boys
and your neighbors’ boys who are
fighting it, and who must be suppor-
ted to the limit. I am only your hir-
ed hand. Each vote which you add
to my majority on- election day,
each single one, will add to my effec-
tiveness in doing the job in this hour
of peril to your boys and to the liber-
ty of this nation. Nothing adds to
the effectiveness of a Member of
Congress as much as the testimonial
of his people expressed to the world
at the ballot box. There are many
thousands of the people in my dis-
trict who it has been impossible for
me to meet without neglecting the
work which has been so necessary
and important. I am leaving with you
a statement of facts concerning this
work which I have done, which
everyone can verify.
As to Federal activities in Dallas,
every suitable office space which can
be used by a Federal agency is occu-
pied. People have been moved from
their offices to make room for Fede-
ral activities and even then more
agencies have keen turned away ow-
ing to lack of accommodations. The
Veterans Hospital at Lisbon will in
the near future be increased, to three
times its present size; the two big-
gest war material plants are being
doubled in capacity and others in-
creased, and the location of new war
industries here is contemplated. In
all these matters, I have been, and
am being, as useful as possible.
I want to go back to Congress as
strongly fortified as possible by
your testimony, given on the 25th of
July, that I have your confidence
winning this war. I promise to do my
best to he'lp our boys win this war
and support in my efforts toward
winningt this war. Ipromise to do my
bestbest to help our boys win> this
war and to get as many of our boys
back home as possible, to a Democ-
racy worthy of their sacrifice and
Fred Ciiett Jr.
ance man and civic leader, died Wed-
nesday morning at the Gaston hospi
tal in f)allas.
Mr. Ciiett had been in ill health for
several years, but only the past few
weeks did he stay away from his of-
fice. He has played a very active part
in coirfmunity affairs, having served
as secretary of the Lions Club, secre-
tary and director of the Chamber of
Commerce, and director of the Frost-
ed Food Lockers.
Mr. Ciiett was a civil engineer by
profession. He served as assistant
superintendent on the job of widen-
ing Highway/ SO, and was state in-
spector of the Hall of States when
it was constructed for the Texas
Centennial on the State Fair grounds.
Mr. Ciiett was born in Colorado
Springs, Colo., Nov. 7, 19 05, but
moved with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Ciiett, Sr. to Fort Stock-
ton where he was reared and educa-
ted. He attended New Mexico A&M
College and Southern Methodist Uni-
He married Miss Florence Flo-
rence, member of a pioneer family,
Dec. 23, 1934. They lived in Fort
Stockton a few months in 1938,
but moved back to Mesquite, where
he purchased an insurance agency,
which he has continued to operate.
Survivors include his wife and
Funeral services were held Thurs-
day, 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Mausoleum
on Northwest Highway, with the
Rev. Bill Morgan Smith officiating.
As your probate Judge, A1 Temple-
ton will prevent your estate from be-
ing dissipated through the allowance
of excessive fees.
As a citizen and a taxpayer, A1
Templeton protested against the ap-
propriation of $258,000. for a tax
survey. As your County judge, he
will oppose any similar useless and
extravagant expenditure, and make
certain that every penny of your tax
money is expended wisely.
He pledges himself to provide ade-
quate fire protection for'rural homes
along lines now being worked out
with the aid •of rural fire departments
As your chosen official, Al Tem-
pleton will be satisfied with the sal-
ary allowed by law. He will make no
charge for signing birth certificates,
nor will he permit his employees to
charge for notarizing s,uch certifi-
As a member of the Juvenile
Board, Al Templeton will cooperate
with the probation officers and all
social service agencies in saving de-
linquent and dependent boys and
girls from crime and depravity. To
that end, he will favor the immediate
expansion of our welfare organiza-
tion, along modern lines.
As Judge of the Lunacy Court, he
will make certain that no injustice
is done, either through carelessness
or deliberate manipulation.
Al Templeton’s principles and poli-
cies have won him the loyal support
of thousands of citizens who believe
that new thought, new method and
new blood are needed in our County
Judge’s office. Those who have watch
ed his career recommend him as a
man of sound judgement, outstand-
ing ability and unquestioned integ-
Pl. Grove Sewing
Room Opened July 20
The Red Cross Sewing Room at
Pleasant Grove will open again Mon-
day, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for the ladies to sew and knit. All
women of the community are urged
to give one day each week to help at
the sewing room. Mrs. C. C. Cole,
general chairman is assisted by Mrs.
Art Williams, sewing, Mrs. T. C.
Burnett, knitting, and • Mrs. E. H.
The Sunshine Bus Lines are offer-
ing to the people of this section addi-
tional bus service, by adding local
service to and from Dallas, in addi-
tion to the busses that come by Mes-
quite enroute from Dallas to Tyler
The local service, which DOES
NOT operate on Sunday, was added
at the request of Mesquite to pro-
vide transportation at more con-
venient hours, and to save indivi-
dual’s cars and tires.
But the Federal government re-
quires the Sunshine Buses, and all
other Buses, to have a 40% load on
every schedule or else the. service
will be discontinued. The Sunshine
Bus Company has confidence in the
cooperation of Mesquite to patronize
the bus service, and if any addition-
al service is needed, Sunshine will
be glad to put on the buses, officials
Persons wishing to go to and from
Dallas may leave Mesquite either at
7 a.m. —7:16 a.m. —9:25 a.m. —
11:00 a.m. —12:36 p.m. —3:55 p.m.
4:50 p.m. —7:‘50 p.m. or 11:20 p.m.
and return on either of the following
ing buses, which leave Dallas at 1:10
a.m. —6:55 a.m. —9:50 a.m. —
—11:35 a.m. —1:50 p.m. —3:50
p.m. —2 buses at 5:05—others at
5:40 p.m. and 8:05 p.m., remember-
ing that there must be a demand for
this service or else it will be discon-
Revival To Close
The revival at Pleasant Mound
Methodist Church with Rev. W. L.
Aiken, pastor of St. John’s' Church,
Dallas, conducting the services, come
Dallas, conducting the services,
comes to a close Sunday evening.
Splendid congregations have been
present each meeting. Everyone is
cordially invited to attend.
■ All business houses in the Plea-
sant Grove area are now closed all
Mrs. M. C. Snyder called Tuesday
to report the death of J. P. Prewitt,
75, brother-in-law of Mr. Snyder who
died July 6 in Canton, Texas. Mr.
Prewitt lived in Mesquite a number
of years ago. His wife died some
Mr. and Mrs. Snyder did not at-
tend the funeral as both have not
We regret to learn of the illness
of Mrs. G. Ward Fenley, wife of the
editor of the Seagoville News. Mrs.
Fenley is in a Dallas hospital.
GEORGE M. FIELD
COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS
George M. Field, who has prac-
ticed civil law in Dallas thirty-two
years, has announced as a candidate
for Associate Justice of the Court
of Civil Appeals, Fifth District.
He was a Candidate for a place
on the court four years ago. He is
a son of Capt. Julian Field, pioneer
Texan, co-founder of the town of
Mansfield, first postmaster of Fort
Worth, and again postmaster under
President Grover Cleveland.
Field is a graduate of Dallas-Oak
Cliff High School, attended the Uni-
versity of Texas and received a law
degree from the University of the
South (Sewanee). He is a member
of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Past
Master of Dallas Masonic Lodge
and a Presbyterian Elder.
.JUDGE CLAUD M. MCCALLUM.
Claude M. McCallum announces
for re-election as Judge of the 101st
District Court. Claude, as we know
him around Mesquite, is a Dallas
County boy who was raised in Gar-
land. Everybody around Mesquite
knows him, and he is the same old
boy now that he was when he left
The north and east part of Dallas
County has had a District Judge on
one of its benches for the past 50
years,—Judges Nash, Foree and Mc-
Callum.-This is a record for our part
of the county. Claude is known by
his friends for his judicial tempera-
ment, his integrity, fearlessness and
impartiality. He knows what to do
and how to do it. Ip
Roy Moore left this week to ac-
cept a position as an electrician in
the Norfolk Navy Yard. Moore pur-
chased a farm near Forney and
moved there from Zipp City three
months ago. He and his family have
been coming back and forth to ser-
vices at the Mesquite Christian
'church. Mrs. Moore and son, Myron
Lynn, will join Mr. Moore later if
housing accommodations are avail-
Senator W. C. Graves
Served In War I
Senator W. C. (Bill) Graves, seek-
ing re-election to the state Senate,
was in active service in the U. S.
Navy in World War I. His experience
as a former assistant District Attor-
ney, City Judge, arid Police and Fire
Commissioner during peace times, in-
crease his value as a member of the
Senate of the Texas Legislature dur-
ing this trying period of World War
II. His friends will appreciate your
support of W. C. (Bill) Graves.
FOR HIRE—Tractor with driver for
Mowing and plowing. Call T. G.
Mason. Phone 936F12 or write
Texas Mesquiter, Mesquite, Texas,
or inquire at Ellis’ Store, New
FOR RENT—3 room Garage apart-
ment, nicely" furnihed. All con-
Beniences, shower bath. Now oc-
ettppied by Ray Hodges.
S. C. or Glenn Hass. ltp
LOST—A little black dog with fuzzy
face, 3 mo. old. Disappeared last
week end. Return to Dinah Seitz.
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