Falfurrias Facts (Falfurrias, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, January 3, 1941 Page: 3 of 6
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1941
F ALFURRI AS FACTS
A Complete Coverage Of Southern Jim Well* County
By MILDRED WARTENTTN
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dlsbro of
Alice and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dis-
bro of San Antonio spent the holi-
days here visiting their parents,
Mr and Mrs. E. R Disbro.
Joe Langen went
Charlie and Herbert Skidmore of
Longview, Texas, visited Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Skidmore over the holi-
The following program was
rendered by the Mennonlte Bre-
thern Sunday School at the M. B
Church Christmas Eve:
Song service at 7:15 p. m. direct-
ed by Mr. Barney Vogt.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Corrigan
we^ hcSt Ta^h^nDaUtertheTr | CorPus Christl Thursday
home Christmas afternoon.
Marjorie and Joel. A light hrnch,'zer and Paul Heinrichs both of
Prayer, Sunday School Supt.
‘ Welcome’' by Allen Byler.
“Two Tiny Tots”, two girls.
“I Know”, Jimmy Bell.
“A Child Like Me”, Bobby Flam-
“My Wish”, LeRoy Vogt.
“Why a Star”, Lou Belle Schmidt
"Recitation”, Jimmy Andres.
Exercise by ten children, (Miss
Esther Jansen’s class I.
Music by Marjorie and Joel War-
Corn, Oklahoma, accompanied
them back to their homes.
consisting of dainty sandwches,
■ potato salad, cranberry sauce, a __
to the guests.
boro, Kan., spent the Christmas
The members of the choir of the holidays here-
Mennonlte Brethern Church went
caroling Christmas night.
Mrs Mildred Mulholland of Har-
lingen and daughter, Mrs. Henry
Tsappy Return” » Mr, A. hJSSSS
Flaming’s class. Phyllis, went to Alice Monday.
Reading by Eleanor Vogt. -
Reading by Verner Ratzlaff. Mr. and Mrs. R. Elliott had as
Song arranged by Mr. Edwin their guest over the holidays their
Fast. son from San Pedro, California.
Quotations from the Old Testa- He is in the Marine Corps there
ment Prophesy on the Coming of and plans to sail for duty in China
Christ. in the near future.
Musical Reading “The Holy
Mr. and Mrs. J<>e S. Neill and
family of Port Lavaca visited Mr.
and Mrs. L. R. Steagall and son,
Lenard, Friday. Mr. Neill is a bro-
ther to Mrs. Steagall.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gower and
daughter. Connie, and Mr. C. A.
Birth” by Mildrde Warkentm. Miss Bill Mahaffey, who has been vis- ! ' “i1 w C<wUHrd^ Cobb^over
Adelaide Duerksen accompanist. iting his parents for the past week. Jfr. and Mrs. Willard Cobb over
by left Sunday for Houston.
Mrs. Penny Langen and daugh-
ter, Mary Alice, spent Sunday in
Kingsville visiting Mr. and Mrs. F.
J. Bertmann and family.
J. O. Allen and Mr. V/aterhouse
went to San Antonio on business
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dickerson and
John Short returned Friday from
a trip to Mneola, Texas, for the
Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs.
Hermen Yarbrough of Grand Sal-
ine. Texas, returned with them for
a short visit here.
Dialogue “Our Happiest Day
Mrs. Jake Kliewer’s class.
Song “Beautiful Angels" by Mrs.
Reading "The Journey of the
Wise Men" by Harry Fast.
Quartett. arranged by Miss
Dialogue "The Beautiful Tree”
by Mr. Jake Kliewer’s class.
Octett by Mr. J W. Duerksen’s
Song “C< me and Worship” by
Closing by Rev. H. H. Flaming. I -
- I Misses Mary Alice Langen and industrially, economically, and so-
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Batten and En^dina Barrera left Thursday for cially. It is hard for us oj^r men
Hauahtpr Nnrene nf Biv Citv D<mton to continue their studies, to become reconciled to these
JSSnS the home of Mr. and TSCW after spendjns t.tu holi- changer: but ever, day there are
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ziegar of Rio
Hondo, Texas, visited friends and
1 relatives here Friday.
(Continued from Page 1)
Mrs John Carr 11 and children C,a-Vs here wi,h tlleir friends.
Christmas Day. w _ “ . .
Mrs. Eva Coleman returned
Mrs. C. T. Jones and Leamon Monday night from St. Petersburg.
Jones spent Tuesday and Wednes- Florida, where she has spent sev-
day in Corpus Christi, visiting Mr. cra* months.
and Mrs. C. F. Council. Mrs. Coun-1 . .. ...
cil returned with them to Premont Mrs. /V Ahlman spent the holi-
Thursday and spent several days ^ts with her daughter and fami-
here | ly in Sanderson. Texas.
in to see the Stubblefields on his
way through Sunday.
Miss Addie Mae Leigh of San
Antonio and J. W. Leigh of Ran- j
dolph Field visited Mrs. J. W.
Leigh over the Christmas holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Vogt and
family left Tuesday night for
4,00(1 funerals. The undertakers are
bringing back prosperity!
Homebuilding Will Continue
During World War I. the build-
ing of homes was restricted. Con-
tractors were not allowed the ne-
cessary cement, bricks, lumber and
nails for building hnmes. World
War II, however, is an entirely dif-
ferent war. The building of a hun-
drcd-thousand-dollar airplane does
not take much material, but rath-
er labor, skill, and time. It is true
that we must enter a shipbuilding
program—both *>f naval vessels
and merchant ships—but other-
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Childress wjs£ l^erc |° M^fore
returned Wednesday night from with home buildina. *•
Abilene and Lawn. Texas, where forecast that [i^lhnw nn mcrJase
they visited their parents over the tion in 119t1AJPr,U h
Julius Hill of Harlingen stepped Mrs. Geo. Saunders>>n Jr. and
children spent the holidays in
Floresville, visiting mother and
say that homebuildiug will be shut
off In 1941.
What About Congress?
1941 will witness a different Con-
gress than has ever been seen be-
fore. This is a vety *ash statement:
but y< u wait until the year is over.
It will bo neither a brave Congress
nor a rubber-stamp Congress. It
will be a paralyzed Congress It
just will not know what to do, or
what not to do. except to spend
money. It will want to help Great
Britain, and yet sees so much hav-
oc ahead for both Great Britain
and Europe that it will dread get-
ting into the mess. Certainly Con-
gress will be in no mood to vote
for declaring war against Germ-
any. japan, or any other nation. It
will be bewildered and afraid to
“fish, cut bait, or go ashore.”
The new Congress is a conserv-
ative b. dy. although it is demo-
cratic. It not only dreads war for
*fc own sake, but believes that if we
enter World War II. we really will
end up with a dictator. This, more-
over, is not merely “third term”
campaign talk. There is a latent
dread of this anvrng the labor and
farming elements as well as busi-
nessmen. All groups are beginning
to see that special legislation—
starting with “protective” tariffs
fifty years ago—lias led from one
thing to another until the cure is
Worse than the disease. They won-
der if the answer may noi be to
wipe all out and start over again.
Cost of Living
Perhaps the most Important fig-
ures for readers to watch in 1941
| are th.se on the cost of living.
During World War I, the cost of
living increased greatly; but the
! prices of farm products went up
with the prices of manufactured
goods. Since then, however, the
prices of farm products have fall-
en 00%, while the prices of manu-
factured products dropped only
30%. Prices may Increase slightly
more during 1941, but need not do
so if no group kicks over the ap-
We are now asked to supply only
Great Britain with food and goods;
while during World War I, we had
t,. supply France, Italy, Russia, Ja-
pan, and other nations in addi-
tion. The airplanes, which England
needs most, do not take a large a-
ipount of raw materials. This ap-
plies as wrll to many of our other
exports, although not to the ships
which England must build here.
Concerning food prdoucts, which
England will need in large quan-
tities, we already have an excess.
Certainly there is no fear of a
shortage in 1941 of sugar, which
in 1920 sold at 22 cents a pound;
or wheat, which in 191* sold at
12 30 per bushel. Perhaps most im-|
portant of all is that we have
learned murh about controlling
What About Wages?
In certain lines such as among
tool makers, shipbuilders, and
plane makers, there will be wage
increases in 1941 If by chance the
number of unemployed is reduced |
from 7 500.00<i to a normal figure'
of 4,000,000, then other wage in-
creases are inevitable. Generally
speaking, however, the cost of liv-
ing should be the answer to the
wage question. If the government
acts sanely about taxes and if em-
ployers are reasonable about pro-
fits, then Improved manufacturing
pre cesses should keep down the
average cost of living. Certain ma-
terials such as metals, for which
there is a great foreign demand,
will Increase In price; but other
Items, like eottou, the export of
which has befn severely cut,
should show little change In price.
In short, If we will be reasona-
ble and keep down the cost of liv-
ing, most wage workers will not
ask for more m^ney. It is true that
labor leaders usually feel they
must get something for their
union members each year in order
to hold their Jobs as leaders and
collect dues from members. In 1941,
however, these leaders will have a
good excuse and a fne alibi for not
doing this. They can “pass the
buck” to the government and to
Mr. Hitler! I am very serious about
this. Let us all, whether employers
or wage workers, act In 1941 as If
wc were In the army, whether or
not we have on a uniform.
Higher Pay Rolls—Fewer Strikes
Total pay rolls will be bigger In |
1941 than ever before in our his-j
tory. Even today with 7,500,000 un- ;
employed, total pay rolls are high-
er than at the peak of the past
period ot prosperity, and much
greater than during the silk shirt
era of World War I. There are
three reasons for this: il» The
United States has 20.00**,000 more
people. (2t The working week has
been reduced from 48 to 40 hours.
<31 Hourly wages have Increased
in nearly every line. Also, Inventors
and research engineers arc making
our dollar go further. Hence, when
turning his pay envelope into Tod,
clothing, and shelter, the man
with a Job s better off than ever
(Continued on page 4)
Save Time, Shop
THE J. ROBT. YORK
of nearly 20% over 194o.
Presumably, it will cost a little .
more to build a home in 1941 than
Corn. Okla., to spend the holidays Mr and mj.s Whitcomb spent in hP nast few years- but
there visiting friends and relatives. ...... h has in the past fe y ,
“Happy” Apperson of Fort Worth
arrived here Sunday t<> visit in the
J. W Duerksen home for several
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Balzer and
family and Mr. and Mrs. Jake
Kliewer were in Corpus Christi
Mr and Mrs. Sammy Teasely
and daughter of Kingsville visited
Mrs. Penny Langen and daughter,
Mary Alice Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Langen and
family spent Christmas day in
Hebbronville. visiting in the home
of Mr and Mrs. Harold Langen
Christmas day in Riviera visiting thpre ls a reasonable available sup-
relatives. ply of bunding materials. Besides.
Wl~ °f f hTwiSThi'1 CaVe^pr?mardy'^"r’es^ |
ti spent Christmas night with his ^ the, year’S income rather than’
parents here. . | ^eir he urly wages. Another thing. ;
I During World War I, there were no
P. F. C. Elvin Wilkensen and such available funds as there are
wife of Fort Sam Houston visited loday It was then impossible to
in the home of Edgar Wilkensen borrow government money for the
and family over the holidays. building < t homes. All the condi-
I tions are entirely different now. j
READ THE CLASSIFIEDS Hence. I disagree with those who
Floyd Spieghts of Fort Sam
Houston spent the week heie vis-
iting in the Effie Evans home.
Mrs. Lucille Dowdell spent
week in Three Rivers.
(38 to 52 Years Old)
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