The Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1943 Page: 1 of 12
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Carson. Co, Library StIS-M
Firm In County
Vol. 57—No. 7
★ ★ (Twelve Pages Today) PANHANDLE, CARSON COUNTY.TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943
To Hell With
And The Mikado
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
Court Gives 2 Penitentiary Sentences
Date To File
Is Sept. 10
Applicants Will Be
Caled For Quiz
Around Sept. 25
Closing date for applications to
take a competitive examination
for the Panhandle postoffice is
Sept. 10. All aplication blanks
must be executed properly and
received at Washington, D. C., pri-
or to the closing of business Sept.
Salary for the Panhandle of-
fice is $2,200 a year plus $300 per
year as a temporary increase for
the higher cost of living.
Mrs. Celia Waldron became act-
ing postmaster more than a year
ago when her husband, Postmast-
er Lloyd Walron, entered military
service. Waldron had 60 days to
resume the work as postmaster
again after he was discharged
from service, but preferred to re-
main in private business. He has
been with the Universal Oil Co.
H. M. Timmons, civil service
commission secretary, stated that
applicants would be called for ex-
amination about 15 days after the
closing date for applications.
Opening Of School
H. S. Head Resigns
Will Have Meeting
Miss Elsie Cunningham, Car-
son county home demonstration
agent, reports that she will at-
tend a meeting of extension em-
ployees of Districts I and III at
Amarillo on September 7 and 8.
The encampment for Carson
County 4-H Club girls, which was
scheduled for the last week in
August, has been postponed in-
, definitely. When the danger of in-
: v Jantile paralysis has passed, oth-
er plans will be developed.
The army has pledged that all
of our armed forces overseas will
have turkey for Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year’s. In
order to do this two million
pounds are needed now. Carson
county farmers were asked to “en-
list their turkeys,” this past week
and received a card for this pur-
pose from the local extension of-
Registration of Panhandle High<?>'
School students has been post-
poned for one week with the Se-
niors registering from 9 to 12
on September 9; juniors from 1
to 4 on September .9; Sophomores
from 9 to 12, September 10; and
Freshmen from 1 to 4, September
There will be a general assembly
in the high school Monday morn-
ing, September 13, for all school
children before reporting to their
classes. Trustees postponed open-
ing a week due to the polio.
A faculty meeting will be held
Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11, Kel-
lus Turner, superintendent, an-
nounced this week.
There are three new courses
introduced for this year in high
school. There are shop, Home Eco.
Ill and Spanish.
Improvements made this sumer
was the painting of the inside of
the Gulf Camp school building and j
also new black boards have been
added. The shop building will be
completed next week.
Faculty members this year in-
clude in high school K. L. Turner,
superintendent, who has served as
superintendent for the past five
years. He was bus driver from
Gulf camp and math teacher in
grade school for four years and
then principal at Gulf camp for
one year; and four years as prin-
cipal in high school. All together
he has taught here 14 years.
Principal for high school this
year will be Herbert M. Campbell,
H. M. CAMPBELL
Named Principal High School
Week By Week
Both New And Old
Old Reliable Paper
MVs. W. J. Miller. Cottage
Grove. Ore., gift of her sister, Mrs..
F. M. Heaston, Panhandle.
C. B. Downs, Panhandle.
C. W. Bobbitt, White Deer.
Congressman Eugene Worley,
Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Levi Fry, Texas City,
Walter Lill, Panhandle,
A. S. Cousins, Panhandle.
Howard Lee, Hedrick, Iowa.
J. D. Bender, Panhandle.
John Leven, Panhandle.
K. A. Sorenson, Skellvtown.
Chester1 Lamborn, Panhandle.
Pfc. Frederick Bobbitt, U. S.
Marine Corps, care postmaster,
San Francisco, Calif., gift of his
mother, Mrs. Margaret Bobbitt.
Guy Grjpp, Panhandle.
Glenn Bobbitt, Panhandle.
Elsie Cunningham, Panhandle.
Third War Bond Campaign
Edition To Be Next Week
At the request of the treasury department, The
Herald during the month of September is going to
push the Third War Bond Campaign.
The Treasury department has sent The Herald
a large number of the best drawn and written ad-
vertisements you ever saw. This newspaper has been
requested to call upon business and professional peo-
ple and other individuals to sponsor these advertise-
Secretary Morgenthau is depending primarily
upon the press to make the public conscious of war
bonds and to put over the Third War Bond Campaign.
A bill was introduced in congress to appropriate
$30,000,000 for such advertising, but no action has
been taken upon it largely because it is afraid that
it would make a tendency toward a subsidzed press.
Although the government has been spending tens
of billions of dollars for war needs, it has not deem-
ed the press should be given any direct business ‘to
boost the sale of bonds. That policy is all right with
the Herald, but it is just explaining to you why the
government wants us to get all the bond advertise-
ments it can during the nbxt three weeks or until the
end of September.
As Carson county has a task to sell $$580,200, it
is evident that the easiest way to dspose of the bonc&
is to get an educated public through the press.
The Panthers started training
Wednesday, Sept. 1, with James
McDaniel, formerly of Canadian,
as coach. The boys looked in good
who has been principal for grade J shape and were ready to really
F. F. A. Plans
Officers of the Panhandle F.
F. A. made plans to hold annual
project show again this year in
Panhandle in the building across-
from the Service Cleaners. The
Sears pig awards will be made at
the show and all prizes will be
made in form of war stamps and
bonds. The stamps and bonds will
be bought in September quota.
The Panhandle chapter set pro-
duction goals from September 1
to June 1 for 10,000 pounds of second year,
beef; 10,000 pounds pork; 1,500
pounds mutton; 2,000 pounds
poultry; 1,500 dozen eggs and 3,-
000 pounds butterfat.
These young men fully realize
the small margin between feed
fand products, but feel that it is
their part in the war effort.
The other objectives set uj> for
adoption were: 1. Hoi dfather and
son banquet; 2. Strive for one
hundred per cent dues and at-
tendance; 3. Run concession stand 1
at football games; 4. Exhibit at
fall and spring shows; 5. Keep
scrap; and 7. Purchase bonds and
records of activities; 6. Collect
school the past two years. Jack
Atkins served as principal of high
school last year. R. Y. Corder will
teach math and science. This is
his first year here. James Mc-
Daniel, coach and physical ed
teacher, is teaching here his first
year. Mrs. Velma Howard is
English and speech teacher and
is teaching here for her second
Mrs. Helen McDaniel is teach-
ing Spanish and ‘physical ed for
girls this year which is her first
year here. Jack W. Nichols is here
for his first year and is teaching
commercial subjects. Mrs. Pauline
O’Keefe, Homemaking teacher,
is teaching here her fifth year. Miss
Elsie Porter, English and history
teacher, is teaching here her
second year. J. P. Smith, vocatio-
nal agriculture teacher, has taught
here five years counting this year.
Mrs. Gary Simms, English teac-
her, and graduate of Texas Uni-
versity, is teaching her seventh
year here. Miss Elvia Speer, band,
is here for her second year. Miss
Catherine Terrell, librarian, and a
graduate of N.T.S.C., Denton,
is teaching here for her first year.
“Miss Margaret Britten, mathe-
matics teacher is here for her
Mrs. Clifford Wasson arrived
home Sunday after a visit in
Long Beach, Calif., with her
I * daughter. Mrs. Carlston Wood-
ring, and family.
Mary Lou Smith will leave to-
day for Topeka, Kans., where she
will attend Washburn-University.
S-Sgt. and Mrs. John K. Enoch
are the proud parents of a baby
girl born to them August 28 at
the Amarillo Osteopathic Hospi-
tal. She was named Karen Jean.
Both mother and baby are fine.
Sgt. Enoch, who is overseas, is
the son of Mrs. A. D. Bender.
One Christmasi package was
sent on the Gripsolm to a prison-
er overseas, Mrs. Celia Waldron,
acting postmaster, said this week.
In grade school will be H. G.
Robinson, principal and math teac-
her. Mr. Robinson taught in high
school. Mrs. R. Y. Corder, so-
ing Campbell’s place as principal
who has moved- to principal of high
school. Mrs. R. YY. Corder, so-
cial studies, first year here. Mrs.
Margaret Chrisman, English, first
year here. Mrs. Clara Cornelius,
third graae, 22 years here. Miss
Mary Ewing, second grade, has
taught here the past nine years.
Miss Norma Jean Ewing, public
school music, has taught here for
the past live years. Miss Aletha
Hastings will teach penmanship
and art for the second year here.
Miss Floriene Nicholson, who
taught in high school last year,
will teach the fifth grade. Mrs.
Nanette Padget, who has taught
in the Panhandle schools for the
past five years will teach English
and library. Mrs. Fairy Nell Tur-
ner, who has also taught in the
Panhandle schools the past five
years, will teach the fifth grade.
Mrs. Katy Lou Turpin will teach
the first grade. She has taught in
the schools the past four years.
Miss Roberta Nicholson will teach
here for the first year. She will be
in the departmental work.
Some of the teachers are work-
ing on their masters degree.
Mrs. Jack Wigham left Satur-
day morning for Hastings, Neb.,
to visit with her daughter-, Mrs.
Ed Bigelow, and husband, Lieu-
BUY WAR BONDSI
jjet started for the football sea-
son. There are around thirty boys
going out this year.
A watermelon feed will be giv-
en tonight at eight o’cloek at the
football field.. All fathers and
friends of the boys going out this
year and all the business men of
the town are invited to the ,wa-
termelon feed and to show the
boys that they are behind them
one hundred per cent.
Training started only nine days
before the opening game for the
Panthers for this year.
The 1943 Panther schedule:
15*—White Deer, here.
It is astonishing -how much the
people want to read the old home
town news these days. Although
our list this week includes six
new subscriptions, there are 11
Nothing so peps up a person
as to get the home town paper
and to read about the happenings.
The big dailies may tell you
about the war, but they ignore the
happenings of Panhandle and of
Thus, it becomes more impor-
tant than ever to take the Pan-
handle Herald to keep informed
about your neighbors and friends.
Once more,The Herald reminds
you to keep 'jTour subscription paid
up promptly. Make it unneces-
sary ever to send you more than
one notice that your subscription
The Herald appreciates the
good response geenrally given to
our notices and practically all of
the August expirations have been
attended to. If you haven’t mailed
in your /renewal, you will be cut
off the list.
For only $2 a year in Carson
and adjoining counties you can
get the Herald; elsewhere it is
$2.50 a year. At a cost of only four
to five cents a week, you can get
hundreds of news items in the
course of a year.
Is Rotary Subject
A program on youth in the
community was given at the Ro-
tary Club luncheon last Friday
noon with David M. Warren in
Rev. E. M. Weathers,'pastor of
the Baptist Church, spoke on the
part of the church and the home
in the youth of the land.
Supt. Kellus Turner spoke
largely on school problems. He
urged support of the federal bill
to provide $300,000,000 extra for
schools so that salaries of teach-
ers could be adequate.
M. W. Laramour of Graham,
governor of the 127th district, will
visit the club today noon. He was
scheduled to meet last night with
Frank Paul reminded Rotari-
ans of the big job ahead to put
over the September war bond
Succumbs At Cisco
Walter L. Boyd, 58, brother of
Rev. Joe E. Boyd, Methodist pas-
tor here, died suddenly at Cisco
Friday morning of last week. Fun-
eral services were held Sunday
afternoon at Cisco. Survivors in-
clude the widow, two sons in the
military service, a son who is a
minister and a daughter; also four
Rev. and Mrs. Boyd and son
John J. left Friday afternoon in
response to the death message.
Mrs. F. W. Vance
Mrs. Van Carter
Mrs. Myrtle L. Tate
Dr. W. Paul Roberts
W. J. Williams
R. A. Mitchell
Mrs. Minnie Garner
John Lamborn, sr.
Mrs. Leo Detten
Mrs. Chas. Franklin
Mrs. Herbert Campbell
Aubrey Lee Russell
Judge Allen Speaks
At Lions Luncheon
H | .H. Smth was in charge of
the program at the Lions Club
regular luncheon Tuesday noon.
He had as his guest speaker Dis-
trict Judge Jack Allen of Perry-
ton, who gave a general talk on
the war situation.
Guests included D. White, Tex-
as Ranger stationed in Amarillo,
and W. L. McConnell of Perryton,
Effective September 1 the Car-
son County war price and ration-
ing board office hours will be 9
a. m. to 5 p. m. Monday through
Saturday. Since there cannot be
additional clerical help hired for
this office full cooperation of the
public is requested.
C. D. CHENOWETH
The following letter was writ-
ten to C. E. Chenoweth and
daughter, Marjorie, from the for-
mer’s son, T-Sgt. Charles Dwight
Chenoweth, who is a prisoner of
the Germans. The letter was writ-
ten July 10 and was received Aug.
“I guess that you have heard
about what happened to me be-
fore you got this letter. If you
haven’t fyeard, I am a prisoner .,of
war in Germany. We were all
very lucky. We all got out alive.
Three of the boys are in the hos-
pital. I. got out without a scratch
I was lucky. (One sentence was
censored here.) We get to eat five
times a day. Today was ration:
We got a chocolate bar and 50
cigarettes. I wish that you would
send me some chewing tobacco,
box of cigars, and some chocolate
bars. You can ask the Red Cross
about sending it.
“I guess that I will not get to
help you harvest this year. Tell
my friends hello and I hope to
see you again soon. Love.
Twenty-four persons were re-
classified by the Carson county
selective board, Friday, August
27, as follows:
3A to 2A, Cloyd (Kelly) M.
Bender, Jarvis M. Johnson, Gar-
land W. James, Virgil C. Smith,
Odis B. Cox, Bonner H. Eubanks,
Kermit B. Lawson.
3A to 4F, Edward L. *Carhart.
1 Cto 4F, Clifford Langham.
2A to 2A, Mathew O. Porter.
4F to 4F, Thomas R. Craig and
Carl W. Hayton.
1A to 2B, Leslie F. Giesler, and
Gerald S. Newby.
3C(-H) to 4A, Leo J. Gabel, Joe
C. Freeman, Byron R. Holloway,
j and Roy O. Harbison.
2A to 1A, Robert B. Collins and
J. W. Stamps.
O to 1A, James A. Austin, Rog-
er L. Watley, James F. Choate,
and John G. Hahn.
Vada and Margaret Bonner
moved August 23 to Amarillo,
where they will attend Fleming
The month of August went out
very pleasant with a nice rain of
.36 of an inch on Tuesday after-
noon and the month of September
came in very cool and pleasant.
Rainfall for August was 1.96 inch-
es. With September starting off;
cool and pleasant, an early fall’ is'
Warmest days ‘the past <-week
were Sunday and Monday v}with
the temperature reading 97 de-
grees both days. The coolest was
Wednesday with the thermometer
dropping to 87 degrees after the
rain Tuesday. Thursday morning,
Sept. 2, was foggy early in the
morning, but soon cleared off, and
was only slightly cloudy. The
farmers could still use more rain.
The following temperatures
reported this past week:
Thursday morning, Sept. 2, the
temperature read around 82 de-
grees in the shade, but seemed to
get warmer as the day passed.
Phil Hawkins Goes
After Japs Again
The following paragraph about
Capt. Phil Hawkins was read over
KFDA, Amarillo, Monday.
“Capt. Phil Hawkins of the
Texas Panhandle, a perpetually
cigar-chewing pilot, rang the bell
again in today’s attack with the
destruction of an enmey lugger at
Hansa Bay and the blasting of
three heavily laden barges dur-
ing the home run. Encountering
the barges chugging down the
coast Hawkins planted a bomb in
the middle of the convoy and blew
the boats and their Jap occupants
It Takes Plenty
Of Rain To Get
Pound Of Wheat
Mathematical Rheuben Murray,
high school student, son of Coun-
ty Attorney Frank .Murray, fig-
ured Wednesday that it took
881.16 pounds of rainfall to raise
one pound of wheat.
Rheuben’s figures were based
on the theory that the rainfall
was 20 inches and the wheat
yield was 10 bushels.
Judge Jack Allen, County Clerk
J. C. McCollough and others at
the court house were willing to
concede the accuracy of Rheu-
ben’s figures rather than attempt
to work out the complicated prob-
A book which Rheuben was
reading said that it took 1,000
pounds of moisture to raise a
pound of food.
If Rheuben will count the
grains of wheat in a pound, The
Herald editor may be able to
figure out the moisture needed
to raise a single grain.
To Car Theft
Kime Receives 7
To Get 3 Years
Two young men pleaded guilty
to car theft indictments in 84th
district court Wednesday after-
noon and were sentenced to the
penitentiary. One of the defend-
ants also pleaded guilty to a
charge of burglary.
Robert Kime, 20, and Joe Mc-
Donald, 21, were the two defend-
ants who pleaded guilty after Dis-
trict Attorney W. L. McConnell
read the charges.
Kime received a sentence of
four years on the car theft indict-
ment and of three years on a
burglary charge. He waived a
jury and Judge Allen made the
sentences cumulative, which
means the sentences are for sev-
Stole Yeats Car.
Kime stole the car of Noble
Yeats from in front of the old
Rex Theater building and he was
arrested later in Oklahoma City.
He broke out of jail, committed
several burglaries and was arJ
rested in Albuquerque, N. M., for
the second time.
McDonald received his three-
year- sentence* for stealing the car
of J. S, (Shug) Ryan from the
streets of Groom. He was given
credit for 60'days in jail and tes-
tified that he was a deserter from
Generally Judge Allen gives the
minimum sentences as much as
possible, but he feels that young
men engaged in crime in these
war days when all the manpower
is needed to prosecute the war,
deserve, heavier than, ordinary
Grand * Jury Empaneled.
The 84th district court grand
jury was empaneled Monday
morning and adjourned Tuesday
evening until later in the term.
The grand jury indicted Bill
Dean and August Frost on three
separate charges of cattle theft,
District Attorney McConnell said.
They were released on bail and
their cases will come up Sept. 13.
In addition to the two indict-
ments against Kime and one
against McDonald, the grand jury
returned two other indictments.
Judge Allen set criminal week
for Sept. 13, and will have civil
cases the second and fourth
weeks. He went to Stinnett Mon-
day afternoon and disposed of
several cases and will go to Ca-
nadian Friday afternoon. Under
the continuous term of court, he
is able to give much quicker ac-
tion in cases, should the attorneys
and clients desire.
Cases Dismissed of
Among cases disposed of this
term of court are the following:
J. B. Earp, et ux, vs. Ethel
Bobbitt and husband, trespass to
try title, and guardianship of
Ruth E. Eakin, a minor and com-
munity survivorship of A. M. Ea-
kin. deceased, companion cases.
Order was issued Thursday dis-
missing the cases with prejudices
on motion of defendants and costs
assessed the plaintiff.
Alena Gavden vs. J. M. Deering,
possession of land. Dismissed Aug.
31 on court’s own motion due to
failure of plaintiff to prosecute.
Costs assessed to plaintiff.
Ex parte Patricia Ann Murphy,
(Continued on PAGE TWO)
Not To Attend
Dr. W. Paul Roberts recom-
mends that all children under
18 years of age stay away from
picture shows, churches and so-
cial gatherings, because of the
spread of infantile paralysis.
The school board voted to
postpone school for one week
because of this dreadful dis-
ease. Dr. Roberts urges people
to keep cleaning around the
homes and to put out rat poi-
son. It is said that rats have
been found that are carrying
It is hoped that all persons
in Carson county will cooper-
ate in the prevention of in-
fantile paralysis. No cases
have been reported in Carson
county as yet.
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