The Texas Mesquiter (Mesquite, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, October 16, 1942 Page: 2 of 4
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1942
THE TEXAS MESQUITER
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“DALLAS COUNTY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER”
Published Every Friday at Mesquite, Texas.
One Year in State..........$1-50 One Year Out of State ....
(Paid In Advance)
Entered at the Postoffiee in Mesquite, Texas, as second class mail matter.
A. J. COOK......Publisher |i| MRS. A. J. COOK ...... Editor
Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation
of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of
The Texas Mesquiter will be gladly corrected upon being brought to the
attention of the editor.
Member National Editorial Association
Dallas County Press and Texas Press Associations
Credit Is Due Our School Boys And Girls
President Roosevelt in his address to the Nation Monday night em
phasized the part that the children in America could, and should, play to
help win the Victory that is so important to each of us. Our boys and girls
in Mesquite, through the school, are working hard doing their part.
The Future Farmers, assisted by the student body, have been comb-
ing the town and country for scrap metal. The junk has beSn hauled to
the school campus where the boys have broken it into pieces to haul off
for sale to the junk dealers.
The drive for metal is only beginning. A new appeal has been made
for all persons to search endlessly for scrap. Metal for ammunition will
be needed as long as the war lasts. A good implement today will be scrap
tomorrow. Turn the scrap over for use by the government as it accumu-
The Future Farmers will appreciate you notifying them when scrap
is found. They will arrange for its removal. Charles Woolbright is presi-
dent of the F. F. A. Officers assisting him are Bobby Epperson, vice presi-
dent; Lewis Garrett, secretary; Alton Causey, treasurer; Gene Shands,
reporter; Burton Duke, parliamentarian; Dick Singleton, farm watchdog;
Walter Hailey Jr., historian; and Tommy Welch, song leader. R. D. San-
ders is vocational agriculture teacher.
MAIL S0U1EES’ XMAS GIFTS
BEFORE NOVEMBER L
READ THE RULES—The following rules, issued by the
Postoffiee Department in cooperation with the Army
Postal Service of the War Department, apply to the
mailing of Christmas parcels for members of oui
Armed Forces serving outside ihe continental limits
of the United States.
TIME OF MAILING—Christmas parcels and greeting cards
should be mailed during the period beginning October 1
and ending November L 1942, the earlier the better. Each
package should be endorsed "Christmas Parcel." Special
effort v/ill be made for delivery in time for Christmas.
SIZE AND WEIGHT—Christmas parcels shall not exceed 11
pounds in weight, or 18 inches in length or 42 inches in
length and girth combined. However, the public has been
urged to cooperate by voluntarily restricting parcels to the
size of an ordinary shoe box and the weight to six pounds.
USE CARE IN PREPARATION—Remembering the great distance
this mail will be transported and the necessary storage and
frequent handling, it is absolutely necessary that articles be
packed in substantial boxes or containers and be covered
with wrappers of sufficient strength to resist pressure of other
mail. Each parcel is subject to censorship and delay may
be minimized by securing covering to permit ready inspec-
tion of contents.
PROHIBITED MATTER—Intoxicants, inflammable materials,
poisons or compositions likely to damage mails are unmail-
able. Ho perishable matter should be included in parcels.
HOW TO ADDRESS PARCELS—Addresses must be legible.
Parcels eddressed to overseas Army personnel should show
in addition to the full name and address of the sender, the
name rank, Army serial number, branch of service, organiza-
tion. A.P.O. number of the addressee and the postoffiee
through which parcels are to be routed. Units located within
the continental United States may be addressed direct,
using name, rank, organization and location.
POSTAGE MUST BE FULLY PREPAID—The rate on parcels of
fourth-class matter (exceeding eight ounces) being the sone
rate applicable from the postoffiee where mailed to the post-
office in the care of which parcels are addressed.
GREETING MESSAGES PERMISSIBLE—Inscriptions such as
"Merry Christmas". "Don't open until Christmas" and the like
may be placed on the covering of the parcel if it does not
interfere wi.h the address. Cards may be enclosed and
books may bear a simple dedicatory inscription.
INSURANCE AND REGISTRY—Gifts of value should be insured.
Articles of small size and considerable value should be
sealed and 3ent as first-class registered mail.
IIC 'EY ORDERS—The Army Postal Service recommends use of
postal money orders to transmit gifts of money to members of
Armed Forces outside the United States. These are cashed
nt jjl.P.O. in local foreign currency at rate of exchange on
i jie ci presentation, *
At The First
You Will Find Worship
J. PERRY KING, Pastor
111 this day of all out war against
the aggressor nations we stagger
under the magnitude of the task.
It is a big job, but it can be success-
fully done by the help of the Lord
and the right sort of leadership.
Christ gave the Church the most
colossal undertaking that has ever
been given to any group, institu-
tion , nation or people. The task is
the conquest of the world for
righteousness and upright living.
The Church’s weapon is a message:
the message of Christ. It is a dy-
namic message; it is an imperial
message; it is a saving message.
The only real possession of the
Church is its message. That was all
it had in the beginning. It had no
creeds, no rituals, no systems, no
money, no schools, no books, no
press, no buildings, no machinery.
All that it had was a message. That
message was a crucified, buried and
risen Lord. That is the only vital,
fundamental, lasting message of the
church today. No church fails when
it sticks to its message. Christ has
commanded, we are to obey, and he
has promised victorious power. Go
BELL MORGAN SMITH, Pastor
EDGAR LEWIS, Supt.
Next Sunday will be the last one
in this Conference year, and we are
hoping that a record attendance for
the year will be set in the Church
School and Worship services. Class-
es and teachers are provided in the
Church School, and if you are not
now' in Sunday School, you are wel-
come to be with us. The worship
service of the Church School will be
led by Miss Martha Nelle Harbin
next Sunday, beginning at 9:45. The
pastor will preach at the 11 o’clock
hour, and at the evening worship be-
ginning at 8:15.
,The North Teaxs Annual Conference
will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
October 2 0, and will be held at the
First Methodist Church, Dallas.
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt, presiding over
North Texas Conference, will be in
charge of the service and business
sessions which will follow. The pas-
toral appointments for the new
church year will be read, either Fri-
day afternoon or Friday night. The
conference is open to all who wish
Church Sunday, Oct. 19, 9:00.
Catachism, 10:00 o’clock.
T. L. Fite Jr. in the Navy in Cali-
fornia, has been home for a few
days visit with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. L. Fite.
Mrs. W. C. Smith, Mrs. T. L. Fite
and T. L. Jr. are visiting in San An-
tonio and Corpus Christi with Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Fite, Joe Fite and
Sgt. and Mrs. Don Smith. They will
go to New Orleans where T. L. will
leave from there.”
The St. Monicas Club had a very
interesting meeting Tuesday even-
ing at the home of Mrs. Fred Ken-
nedy in Urbandale.
Louis Mix has joined the Navy
and will leave the last of the month
for Norfolk, Virginia.
Try a classified ad in The Mes-
quiter for quick results!
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This year the world needs Christmas cheer more than
ever—so don’t neglect your greeting cards. Choose
while our grand selection is complete! And don’t forget
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R. C. MOORE, Pastor
Bible School—10:00 a.m.
Morning Service—11:00 a.m.
Christian Endeavor—7:30 p.m.
Evening Service—S: 15 p.m.
HEROD, HITLER AND HALF-
CHRISTIANS: The Morning Sermon.
The Herods were the most wicked
family of recorded history. How does
Hitler compare with Herod? God’s
estimate of Half-Christians is sur-
A happy Sunday School attitude:
“These were more noble than those
in Thesalonica, in that they receiv-
ed the word with all readiness of
mini, and searched the scriptures
daily, whether those things were so.”
THE TEMPTATIONS YOUNG
PEOPLE HAVE TO FACE: The
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in
our stars, but in ourselves.
—Julius Caesar (S.)
L. P. PARKER, Pastor
Morning Worship—11 a.m.
Evening Service—8:15 p.m.
Rev. L. P. Parker, pastor of the
Mesquite Presbyterian Church, is an
elected delegate to the Texas Synod
which meets in El Paso October 13
to 15, inclusive. He will be back in
time for services next Sunday.
THOMAS E. HARDY, Pastor
LESLIE N. SIMMS, Gen. Supt.
Our Sunday School continues to
show' splendid increases. Last Sunday
attendance numbered 279 compared
with 2 30 same Sunday last year. We
now have 340 members on the Sun-
day School roll, and there is no rea-
son or excuse why we should not
have 300 attendance every Sunday.
Pleasant Mound Methodist now
has 24 members in the armed ser-
vices and perhaps as many in de-
fense work. It certainly behooves all
of us who remain at home to put
forth every effort to assist in every
way the wa reffort. Pleasant Mound
Methodist is proud of the many fine
young men who are going into the
Sergeant John A. Carathers, an-
other fine young man from our Sun-
day School, spent the week end with
relatives and friends. John is now
stationed in Greenville, Texas, his
address being 834 S. S., A. A. F. B.
S., Greenville, Texas.
James F. Emerson, one of our
best liked and most substantial mem-
bers, now in defense work at New
Boston, Texas, Route 5, spent the
week-end with Mrs. Emerson, pop-
ular teacher in the Pleasant Grove
Annual Conference covering eight
districts in the North Texas Area,
convenes next Tuesday evening 6:00
o’clock, at the First Methodist
Church in Dallas. Pleasant Mound
Methodist will be represented by
Leslie N. Simms as Delegate and
John Alexander Smith as Reserve
Delegate. It is not believed that
there will be many changes in the
line-up of assignments. Quite a num-
ber of our preachers have gone into
the army, however, their places have
been filled, temporarily, at least.
The Greenville District under the
guidance of Rev. Cicero B. Fielder,
District Superintendent, of Green-
ville, will,.no doubt, be the outstand-
ing district in the North Texas Con-
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DON'T MAIL 6Y
Plenty of Common Nails
No. 8’s and 16’s
A Few Lard Cans. While
RUBBER BOOTS—BUY WHILE
FRANK ELLIS & SON
Obsolete machinery makes good ammuni-
tion. Search again for scrap. We must have it
Bethany Temple Baptist
W. A. ROBERTS, Pastor
W. E. Carder, Superintendent
B. T. U.—7:30
Evening service—8:30 p.m.
The subject next Sunday morning
is Honoring the Deaconship. All dea-
cons and their wives are urged to
The evening sermon will be Arise
and Live, Sit Still and Die.
The W.M.S. meets Tuesdays at
Prayer meeting each Wednesday
evening at S:00 o’clock.
All officers and teacsers of the
Sunday School and all class officers
are urged to attend the Sunday
School Clinic at the Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church next Friday evening
at 8:00 o’clock. VERY IMPORTANT
Lynn Ferguson and Miss Margaret
Jean Hastings were united in marri-
age at the Bethany Temple Baptist
Church last-Tuesday evening at 8:0
o’clock, the pastor, W. A. Roberts,
The bride-groom is stationed at
San Diego, California in the U. S.
Navy. The bride is the charming
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hastings,
who live west of the Bethany Temple
Baptist Church. Both of these fine
young people have been reared in
this community and they are among
our finest. We bid them God’s speed
Are you entitled to wear a targel
You can ONLY if you are investing
at least ten percent of your income
in War Bonds to do your part on the
home front toward winning the War,
The target lapel button is a badge
of patriotism, a badge of honor. Yo\i
should feel proud to display it. The
buttons are obtainable at your planl
management, at the office of youi
local War Bond chairman, or at youx
Payroll Savings Window where you
authorize your ten percent payroll
Enlist in the ten percent War Bond
army and do your part to win the
War. [/. V. Treasury Department
. The W. M. U. of the Bethany
Temple Baptist Church met Tuesday
at the church. A Royal service pro-
gram was followed by a business
session. Luncheon was served to
Mrs. Claud C'order, Mrs. W. A. Ro-
berts, Mrs. C. N. McDonald, Mrs. Ro-
sie James, Mrs. R. C. Wheat, Mrs.
E. T. Sherrard, Mrs. E. T. Morton
and Mrs. T. C. Ivey.
in their new relationship, and wish
them everything that is good that
will tend toward a long and happy
ANDERSON -CLAYTON BROS.
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