Falfurrias Facts (Falfurrias, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, May 13, 1938 Page: 2 of 7
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FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1038
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Any erroneous reflection upon the character,
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ment has been more rigid.
If the present downward trend of automo-
bile fatalities continues, those who have died
in automobile accidents will not have died en-
irely in vain. Th<|r sacrifice will have served
toward putting an end to needless slaughter
of human life on the highway. But, in the
months and years to come, there must be no ,
relenting, no let-up in the drive to make our
highways safe. The automobile must be
“broken”, as a domesticated animal, anJ
made to serve man—not destroy him.
ACTS \ FANCIE
UNITED RELIEF FOR CHINA
/CONSOLIDATION OF five national organ-
vz izations, now active Jin relief work for
China, into a central body to be known as the
United Council for Civilian Relief in China
was announced yesterday by Theodore Roo-
sevelt, national chairman of the new 'council.
The five organizations entering the coali-
tion are the American Bureau for Medical
Aid to China, Labor’s Committee for Civilian
Relief in China, the woman’s division of the
labor committee, the New York Woman’s
Committee for Civilian Relief in China and
the China Emergency Civilian Relief, Inc.
Consolidation of these forces, Mr. Roose-
velt said, means that the United Council will
have behind it 4,000,000 members, of organ-
ized labor and 2,000,000 women affiliated
with labor organizations, a group of national-
ly known industrialists, financiers, educators,
religious and civic leaders, and a committee having split with Taft
A THIRD POLITICAL PARTY
milE OFFICIAL DECISION to launch a
X tH'rd party—called the National Progres-
sive Party, and headed by Governor Philip La
Follette of Wisconsin—is of major political
importance. The 'chief significance of th»‘
move lies in Jits possible effect on the existing
parties, and on future elections.
The history of third party movements in
this country has been generally a history of
practically complete failure, so far as the 1
parties themselves were concerned. Today
who remembers the Locofocos, the Free Soil-
ers, the North Ameif«eans, the Blue Lght Fed-
eralists, the Anti-Masons—all important third
party movements in their time? The last third I
party drive that got anywhere at al was that
of 1924, when the senior La Follette ran for|
president with Senator Wheeler as his team
mate and polled a total of 5,000,000 votes out ^ER C' JACKSON would let^any-
of 30,000,000 cast. But the ticket received the
electoral vote of only one state, Wisconsin.
Occasionally, however, a third party boh
has been the decisive factor in a national elec-
tion, and has so made an important confribu-
tion to the course of government. This was
the case in 1912, when Theodore Roosevelt.
and the regular Re-
LET THE WISE
MAKE THE DISTINCTION
All ye of superstitious mind
had better stay In be<i (,n this
day of threat to avoid dire cir-
cumstances incident to Friday the
Thirteen. We arn’t passing on
the authenticity of the supersti-
tion that makes this day a very
real threat to some and we don’t
intend to argue the whys ana
wherefores of superstition. The
fact remains that to some Friday
the Thirteenth holds real signi-
ficance and there will be an oc-
casional cautious soul who will
remain in i-ed rather than run
unnecessary risk. How the day
received its classification or
where is a matter < f argument
out it most likely was connected
with some major catastrophe or
a series of events in days gone
by. The number 13 is a jumping
off place in enumeration and the
two likely were connected
through circumstances. Anyway,
today is the time to avi id ladd“rs,
black cats and other such instru-
ments with which angry gods
show their displeasurc . . .
Even if he were superstitious,
we doubt if Bandmaster WAL-
j. C. THOMAS
REAL ESTATE and LOANS
STOCK — POULTRY FEEDS
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F. TREVINO STORE
Across from old Holloway Feed Store
Hailand Windstorm Insurance
Now is the time to protect yourself against the two
demons of the air. When you see that dark, green cloud
coming boiling over your property it will be too late.
of about seventy New York social leaders..
Plans for a national campaign for funds
will be announced “within the next few
days,” Mr. Roosevelt stated.
“The cause of the more than 50.000,000 in-
nocent and unarmed Chinese civilians, who
are in a state of destitution as a result of the
Japanese invasion of their country, is one that
arouses the sympathy of Americans in all
walks of life.” he declared.
“An appal|2ng number of these Chinese ci-
vilian victims are women and children. I am
confident that in the national endeavor to
raise funds for their relief, plans for 'which
now are being made, we will have the hearty
support of all those Americans who are rous-
ed to action by such cruelty and injustice as
now are being visited upon the civilian popu-
lation of China.
publican, led the “Bull Moose” revolt. The
Rough Rider did not get elected, in spite o*'
the advantage that he had been President, |
and enjoyed immense popularity—but ho j
took enough of the Republican vote to elect
Wilson, and to leave Taft the worst beaten
incumbent in American history. And the
wounds that the split caused in the Republi-
can ranks took a long time to heal, and are
generally believed to have been a major fac-
tor in the reelection of Wilson in 1916, when
he beat Hughes by the narrowest of margins.
The potential importance of the National
Progressive Party thus lies in the pos.^bility
that it may have some such effect as this on
the current political set-up. And the stage is
certainly set for a political upheaval, and the
realignment of political groups.
PUBLIC AWARENESS of the need for safe
I driving was given by the National Safety
Council as the probable reason for the mark-
ed season decline in traffic fatalities that has
occurred since November, 1937. The Council
gives the press of the nation a large measure
of credit for creating this “awareness”.
Newspapers and magazines have joined
whole-heartedly in the efforts of public safe-
ty agencies and organizations such as the
American Legion and Parent-Teacher groups,
to cut down highway slaughter. Tales of gore
and horror, of mangled bodies and broken
homes have confronted the potential drunken
and reckless driver at every turn. Apparently
these “messages from the dead” have had
the deifred effect. In addition to this form of
“education," automobiles and highways have
been safer from an engineering standpoint,
better laws have been adopted and enforce-
THE TEXAS COTTON SITUATION
rriHE COTTON industry fls facing a serious
X situation at the present time. The Texas
cotton producer, and the balance of the in-
dustry, who comprise such a large part of our
population, are in a more serious plight than
any other State, for the reason that Texas ex-
ports more than 90 bales out of each 100
These markets are fast being lost. What
can be done to replace the income from these
lost markets? That is the question which 'con-
fronts the people of this State.
We invite you to give careful consideration
to recent discussions of this far reaching pro-
blem by imminent Texas cotton specialists
who advocate a research laboratory for Texas
where probems confronting Texas cotton
farmers may be studied and solved.
The people of Texas must realize the true
s/ttuation as quickly as possible.
—L. T. Murray, Sec’y & Gen. Mgr.
The Texas Cotton Assocation
THE BUTTERFLY CHASER
thing so unimportant as Friday
the Thirteenth interfere with
his enjoyment of the “sweet wa-
ters” of South Texas and he is
spending considerable time - n
the highroads between this city
and Agua Dulce . . .
RUSSELL BARNES, younger
member of the automobile fami-
ly, is going into a business of his
own—not selling cars but pro-
viding means for retaining that
well dressed appearance...He has
bught out PAUL CORNELIOUS’
tailor shop and is to begin oper-
ation next week . . .
One of the directors of last
week's successful dairy show, G.
V. HOLMS, tall and genial resi-
dent of the Premont section,
flashes a grin and waves a.s he
passes while ROY BENNETT
points . ut to JOHN FORSYTH
the dignity that would i.c be-
stowed on him in representing
Falfurrias at the Segnin celebra-
, tion . . .
Reading his favorite morning
paper, JOHN HINNANT strolls
past our window towards the
corner hangout . . .
It's wedding bells for WILMA
CHEATHAM, grammar grade
school teacher, and DONALD DEL
BUONO, formerly a linotype op-
ator for Facts and at present
continuing his profession at
Thomdale where the young
couple will make their h< me af-
ter the ceremony . . .
It is possible that BILL GARD-
NER'S beaming countenance
this week is due, not entirely to
success on his recent fishing trip
but to the fact that shrimp bait
can be had at a reasonable price
and in reasonable quantities....
Incidentally, he and BOB HAS-
SELL are studying maritime
laws as a result of the trip . . .
This is one for the record . . .
At the recent teachers’ steak fry
presided over by Supt. C. L. Du-
BCSE and Mr. and Mrs. N. B
RUPP, Mrs. JOHN MORGAN
BROOKS asked whether or not
the moon affected the tide. Of
course, all demonstrated their
wisdom by saying yes. The an-
swer is no—the mo- n affects
only the untied . . .
Mrs. BILL STOCKTON now
presides at the cash register at
JACK CASEY'S cafe, succeeding
FAY SCHUMACKE. who return-
ed to her home in Brownwood...
CHARLEY KOSSBIEL, genial
Western Union man and meteor-
ologist. makes regular trips to
Corpus Christi to visit Mrs.
KOSSBIEL, who is recovering
from a major operation . . .
Now head man In the lubrica-
tion department at the Gardner
Chevrolet company, LESLIE
SWEENY makes the rounds to
contact friends . . .
Led by J. S. WARKENTIN,
scoutmaster, the Premont scouts
captured honors m the chariot
race in the Scout Circus at Cor-
pus Christi last Friday . . . Tak-
ing part in the race were PAUL
GLOVER, FRANK LEIGH. BIL-
LY EVANS, LELAND PIERCE
and the driver, RUSSELL
PIERCE . . .
Mrs. C. M. LAUGHLIN. also of
Premont, is visiting at her old
home in Mississippi with her
daughter’ and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. SILVIO SCIONTI...
That's '30" for this week . . .
Drugs, Jewelry, Kodaks. Leather
and Bristle Goods, Sodas, Cigars,
The 'fc'KaJli. Siora Books, Magazines, Newspapers
W. S. BELTON, Druggist
Barnes Auto Co.
Sales & Service
Plymouth Builds Great Cars
Why You Should Buy “ACCO”
Home-Manufactured Feeds . . .
You create more sectional employment
You keep South Texas money in South
You get fresh feeds properly mixed
from fresh wholesome ingredients—
You save more money on every sack—
You make more profits above feed
—: CUSTOM GRINDNG A SPECIALTY
ALICE COTTON OIL CO.
D. C. DANIEL, Manager
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Prompt answering the telephone, punctual with
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