Falfurrias Facts (Falfurrias, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, October 16, 1942 Page: 3 of 4
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FRIDAY. OCTOBER U, 1*42
FALFURRI A .3 FACTS
Mrs. D. O. Sikes entertained Fri-
day afternoon with a surprise stork
shower complimenting Mrs Robert
A. Allen Jr. In the course of the u-
nique games played during the af-
ternoon prizes were awarded to the
winners, who, in turn, presented
their awards to the honoree.
The tea table was centered with
a blue miniature baby basket fill-
ed with pink roses and corona vine
arranged on a mirror reflector on
which were spread infant's toys.
Mrs. J. C. Thomas and Mrs. J N. My-
rick, mother and aunt of the hon-
oree, presided at the table.
The invitation list included Mrs.
Allan, Mrs. H. Lee Clifton, Mrs.
Wesley Martin, Mrs. Portwood Al-
ley, Mrs. W. J Riley, Mrs. Walter
Johnson, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. My-
rick, M!rs. George Melvin Crook. Mrs
Clarence Burdett, Mrs. A. W. Dale.
Mrs. Clyde Burdett, Mrs J. B. Land
and Mrs. M. O. Davis.
* * * * * *
Norma Jim Norris was named hon
oree at a party on her third birth-
day anniversary Thursday after-
noon, Octoher 8. The guests were
entertained on the lawn with
games and toys of various sorts.
Refreshments were served from
an outdoor table centered with a
basket of white bougainvillea. With
the refreshments each child was
served with an individual birthday
cake topped with a candle.
The guests enjoying the hopitality
included the honoree and her sis-
ter, Nancy Norris, and Robin Moore
Jan Maupin, Sue Hester, Douglas
Burris, Linda Shrines*, Marcia Sehei
ness, Mary Lee Stockton, Billy
Ruth Stockon, Mary Ann Noll,
Esther Lee Harder, Jimmie Joe
Spencer, Ellen Rupp, Judy Foster,
Gayle Reams, Anna Mae Plevans,
and Susan Friedman.
As a farewell courtesy to the Rev
and Mrs. M. O. Davis, who moved
to their new home in Pharr this
week, Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Otken en-
tertained with a dinner party Mon-
Vases of roses were arranged at
vantage points in living room and
dining room, where, in addition to
the dining table, four smaller tables
were placed for guests. The center-
piece for the larger table was form-
ed of assorted grapes o n a two-
Covers were marked for twenty-
Mr*. T. R. BENNETT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18:
Home Demonstration Clubs’ open
house from 2.30 until 5:30 at
the recreation building
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19:
Falfurrias Home Demonstration
Club meets at 3 o’clock with
Mrs. H. H. Hampton.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20:
Heart’s Delight Garden Club
luncheon at 12:30 at the home
of Mrs. C. F. Hopper.
MRS. LASATER REVIEWS BOOK
“A Young Man of Caracas” by
T. R. Ybarra was ably reviewed by
Mrs. Garland M. Lasater Monday
afternoon when the Falfurrias
Reading Club met with Mrs. Mar-
vin Noll for its second program of
the year on a cross section of cur-
rent best sellers.
Members present were Mrs. Las-
ater, Mrs. George Collins, Mrs. J. R
Forsyth, Mrs. A. W. Dale, Mrs. H.
Lee Clifton, Mrs J. M. Brooks. Mrs.
Paul D.. Hanna. Mrs. Earl Gaston,
Mrs. H M. Taylor Mrs. Cloyd Ham-
mltt, Mrs. C K. Russell, Mrs. E. J.
Rupp, Mrs. James Dawson, Mrs. N.
B. Rupp, Mrs. Herbert Puckey and
Mrs. T. R. Bennett.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S RALLY
A Presbyterian Young People’s
District Rally was held Sunday af-
ternoon in the First Presbyterian
Chuch in Alice. Among those at-
tending from the local church were
Mrs. Paul D. Hanna, adult advisor.
Rosemary Forsyth. Jean Orth. Ma-
ry Lynn Vickrey, Julia Lynn Ran-
doloh, Locke Myrick and Joan Val-
The latter part of the evening
was devoted to games of progres-
Mrs. E. W. Dickey Sr. returned
this week to her home in Falfur-
rias after a seven-month sojurn
with relatives and friends in Wis-
consin. She was accompanied on
her return trip by her grandson,
Bob Erickson Jr., who will spend
some time here before returning to
this home in Waupaca, Wisconsin,
where he Intends to enlist in some
| branch of the armed services.
Thursday afternoon tne Baptist
Woman’s Missionary Society met
at the church for a missionary pro-
gram. Mrs H. Lee Clifton led the
devotional and was in charge of
the program Assisting her with the
program were Mrs. Charles Schri-
ber, Mrs. Frank Ryan. Mrs. W. J.
Riley, Mrs D. O. Sikes and Mrs. L
Because of illness Mrs. M. O. Dav-
j is was unaMe to attend the meet-
ing, but the group assembled later
at the pastor’s home where Mrs
Riley, president of the society, pre-
sented Mrs. Davis with a gift from
the members of the W M S. The
Davis family moved to Pharr this
week where Rev Davis has accepted
the pastorate of the First Baptist
Refreshments were served to
Mesdames Fred Brussard, Graham.
S. A Nelson. A W. Dale. Ryan. Clif-
ton. J. C. Thomas, K L. Campbell,
E. E Freeze. Schriber, Sikes, Dan
Cox, Joe Myrick. Henry Minten, Re-
pond and Riley.
Among the Falfurrlans repre-
sented at the A. Si M -N. A. S. foot-
ball game in Corpus Christ! Sat-
urday were Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Barnes, Mr and Mrs. C. F Hopper,
Mr. and Mrs Jim McBride, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J Burditt. Jim Koonce. Mis-
ses Bernice Brown, Alice Wlnthrop,
Marie Bennett, and Dick Hopper,
R. L. Schultz and James Dawson.
Dick Cage, P. A. Hunter. Dr. Earl
Gaston. C. F Hopper and Tom Eas-
ley made a fishing trip last week
to the Cage Ranch near Eagle Pass.
Miss Ada McIntyre arrived Sat-
urday from Arkansas where she
spent the summer. She will be a
guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
E D McIntyre for several weeks.
Mrs. E. P. Johnson left Tuesday
for a visit with her son.Byron John-
son. and family in Laredo.
Mrs. J. H. Crawford and son, Jim-
mie, left Tuesday morning for Cor-
pus Christi where the latter will
take his physical examination this
week prior to enlisting in the Mar-
I ines. «
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lewis had as
guests Sunday Mrs. Arthur Lewis
of Marble Falls, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Lewis of Corpus Christi and Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. Faubion of Corpus
AComplete Coverage Of Southern Jim Wells County
By MARJORIE W ARK ENT IN
OUR BOYS IN SERVICE
Edward Canales writes to his wife
that he has been assigned to the
Signal Corps Replacement Center
at Camp Kohler near Sacramento,
Bernave Chaves again writes he
is in the Air Corps at Keesler Field
in Mississippi, taking a mechanics
Leonard Stegall • is stationed at
Mr and Mrs Howard Livingston
and sons moved to Houston 8unday
where Mr Livingston is working.
Mr. and Mrs Arthur Balzer went
to Kingsville Monday.
Mr. and Mrs Martin Merlins and
Mrs Ed Mertins and children of
Kingsville visited relatives in Pre-
Mr and Mrs. ben Stanford and
day, October 22. at the Home Eco-
The adult class In typing has be-
come quite successful, for there is
nearly a whole class taking It and
all are doing well.
The freshmen and sophomot'es.
juniors and seniors had a football
Mrs. Wilbert Langen of Corpus
Christi visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Langen over the weekend.
Camp Perry. Ohio He is serving in game Monday afternoon The soph
an armored unit. omores and the seniors were the
Fiom Mrs. English we learn that winners,
their son, John Kemp, has been if anyone has any scrap iron,
promoted to the rank of sergeant please notify the school and the
He Is now at the Hobbs Air Base In ffa boys will be around to pick It
New Mexico. up.
Mr and Mrs Arthur Balzer and
daughter, Hilda Mae. Miss Alvina
Fast and Mr and Mrs. J. P. Klie-
wer went to Los Fbanos Sunday to
visit the Rev and Mrs. Hary Neu-
Hubert Smart, who was at Fort
Knox training In the heavy tank
codps, is now in North Carolina.
Richard Nagel, at Fort Knox, has
been transferred to the West Coast.
From Bill Skidmore we hear that
he is in the hospital with a case of
arthritis at Camp Riley, Kansas
Casimiro Adrian is stationed at
Camp Barkley, He serves in the
Santos Garcia is training with
the Fifth Cavalry at Ft. Bliss.
The asembly program was given
by the juniors Friday in the audi-
Miss Velia Barrera spent the
weekend in Edinburg visiting her
sister. Miss Enedina Barrera.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Counsel of
Corpus Christi visited Mrs. C. T.
Jones over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs Kauffman of Tule-
ta bought the Whitcomb place last
week and plan to move Into It In
the near future. Mr. and Mrs Whit-
comb and children are moving on-
to the Blumer place.
Mrs. Matilda Ratzlaff and son,
Verner, visited friends In Benavi-
des Saturday and Sunday. ,
A surprise birthday party was gi-
ven In honor of Mrs. Dorr Lobrecht
Tuesday night at her home. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs C. C.
Wehrman. Mr. and Mrs. Van Me-
ter and children. Miss Bertha File-
sen, Mr. and Mrs. Don Stubblefield
and Mr. and Mrs. Park Stubble-
field and daughter, Margaret. Re-
freshments of cake, cookies, coffee
and punch were served.
Miss Mary Alice Langen, who is
teaching in Edinburg, visited her
mother, Mrs. Pennie Langen, over
Richard Hill of Kingsville visited
| Miss Leolo Franz Sunday.
Miss Carmen Salazar was In
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Langen and
children, Mrs. Wilbert Langen and
Mrs. Pennie Langen visited In Alice
Howard Everett, Wbo Is working
In Kingsville, was In Premont over
Mrs. L M. Disi.ro and Miss Kath-
ryn Robnett spent the weekend in
Corpus Christi visiting Mrs. Dis-
R-om where I sit.....
ly Joe Marsh
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Canales and
son, Amando, and Mrs. Nona Mum-
me spent the weekend in San An-
service men are play-
ing an Important part
In the nation'! war
effort. It is their job to
"save the wheels that
The Automotive Mechanic of Yesterday
Is the VICTORY SERVICE MAN of Today
Help him to
"SAVE THE WHEEIS
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Take the word ot
go to cmvnoin
than to any other
Just how important tho auto-
motive mechanic's work is to
the nation will bo door to all
who consider tho following
O Automobiles and trucks form the
tole practicable meant of transpor-
tation for war workers and war
materials in many communities
• In some sections, 78% to 10035
of the workers drive by automobile
to vital war plants.
• 2,314 U. S. cities, with a popu-
lation of 12,524,000, depend on
private cars for transportation;
54,000 communities depend en-
tirely on motor vehicles.
O Six out of every ten farms use one
car or more; 67% of farm car
mileage is necessity driving.
O More than 65.2% of all war
plants reporting in Michigan (a
typical war production state) depend
on trucks to haul their incoming and
outgoing freight. (
• Trucks haul nearly 10035 of the
milk supply of most large cities—
and 58% of all livestock marketed
in the U. S.
• Trucks are the sole transportation
system serving our 54,000 com-
munities not reached by railroads.
The eut*moftv* mechanic—fh* trained Chevrolet Victory
Service Man—is the lifeguard of America's millions of cars
and trucks. Help him to help you and America by getting a
skilled service check-up at regular intervals.
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Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woolf and Jes-
sie Laughlin were In Corpus Chris-
Miss Ernestine Zamora spent the
weekend in Ben Bolt.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Trant and
daughters, Nancy and Wanda, of
Kingsville visited In Premont Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Maderer made
a business trip to Corpus Christi
Mr and Mrs. L. W. Padgham re-
turned Monday from Wisconsin and
Illinois where they spent the last
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Scott return-
ed Tuesday from a visit with rela-
tives in Smlthville, Missouri.
* * * *
Mr and Mrs Elmer Rood and
daughter, Patricia, of Beeville were
weekend guests in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Douglas Burris.
Mrs. James Murphy and son, Pat,
arrived Tuesday from their home
In Ell Paso and will be guests In the
home of Mrs. Murphy’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Casey.
The Rev. and Mrs. Milton O. Dav-
is and daughter, Judy, left Tuesday
for their new home In Pharr
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dryden of
Brownsville spent Sunday with Mrs
Dryden’s parents. Mr. and Mrs C. F.
Mrs. Edward Buratovlch of 8an
Antonio spent the weekend with
Miss Olivia Williams. Mrs. Bura-
tovlch was formerly Miss Dorothy
Lenlngton of this city.
Miss Betty Mae Orth, who Is tak-
ing a business course at Port Art-
hur Business College, is spending
the week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. M F. Orth.
• * * *
The Rev. Paul D. Hanna attend-
ed the annual meeting of the Pres-
byterian Synod which was held this
week In Fort Worth.
Mrs.Harry Dutton returned Tue-
sday from an extended visit in Tul-
sa, Okla., and in Commerce.
Mr. and Mrs James Edwards of
RayraondviUe spent the weekend
Mr* Marie Allen of Corpus Christi
spent Sunday with her sister. Mrs
J. P. Sullivan.
* * * *
Mrs. E. E. Wieland visited her
sister in Ran Antonio several days
Happened to me only yesterday,
I step on the atarter of my car.
Engine turns over O. K. but she
So I look under the hood just as
if I know what’s the matter. Tup
a few things with a wrench. While
I’m standin’ there, wondering
what to do next, a young soldier
“Need tome help?” he asks.
“Got her almost fixed,” I says.
“But atill she won’t start.”
“Looks like your carburetor's
flooded," ho says. “Got a screw
That young soldier know what
he was doin’ all right. Went to
work just like a professional.
“Shell be O.K, now,” he says,
straightenin’ up and smilin'.
Boy's fsre looked sort of famil-
iar. And darned if that soldier
wasn’t young Charlie Jenkins from
Elm Street. Used to be a round-
shouldered kid—one of those jitter
bugs you hear shout. Say! You
wouldn’t know him after six
months in the Army. Fifteen
pounds heavier—straight and tan
and real sure of himself. The
Army's done a lot for Charlie.
Made a man out of him—and I
gueHH that goes for lota of other
young fellow*, too.
• e •
The other day I read how some
folks worry about the soldiers
havin’ a glass of beer now and
then. Well, after seein* Charlie, I
don’t think there’s much cause for
people to fret ^
Just Ilka Charlie says—“If you
can trust ns with guns and ahlpn
and tanks, I guess yon can trust
us with a glass of beer ones In a
while, if wo happen to wont one.”
And I know tho boor industry
Is co-operating with tho Array and
the law-enforcement officers to boo
that beer is sold In good, cltan,
From where I sit, this country’s
never seen a finer, cleaner, better-
hehaved lot of men than the ones
in uniform today... I’m not worry-
In’ about ’em!
No. SO of a Sarin
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