The Comanche Chief (Comanche, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, July 30, 1943 Page: 1 of 10
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JULY 30. wa
Next Monday Is Trades Day Here;
Big Crowd Expected; Melons, Grapes
And Peaches Finding Ready Market
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Next Monday. August 3, Is the
regular "First Monday Trades
Day here and 1 big crowd Is ex-
pected despite the hot Feather
and sacrcity of fruit and vege-
tables which the farmers usually
bring here for sale at this time of
the year. There lias been a fair
run of watermelons for sale-here
all week and some peaches and
grapes and plenty of tomatoes.
All fruit and vegetables are bring-
ing good prices with choice
peaches topping the market at
14.0$ and s 'few -have been re-
ported. sfrllMg ftT Mgh as 16 00
Most grapes have been bringing
from 35 to $140 per bushel and
are finding a ready market. Sev-
eral trucks are coming here regu-
4 larly from San Antonio for the
Last Trades Day th^rs were
plenty of pigs and hogs brought
here for sale along with a few
head of eattle and horses and
Merchants are expecting a good
trade Ufta week-end and some of
them have arranged special bar-
gains for the day and are carry-
ing their advertisements In this
Issue of The Chief.
j Graham- Vane leave ...
Reunion This Week
End at Lake Eanes
The annual Oraham-Vancleave
reunion will be held this week-
end. July II and August 1. at
Boasts Largest 1
The Comanche County Orange
)*>ld its regular monthly meeting
last Friday night. July 23. In the
District Court room. The meeting
was well attended and was pre-
sided over by Harold Oaulrap.
Master of Texas 8tate Orange
The 47 charter members of the
Comanche County Qrancc is the
:.ui:est charter membership of
any Orange In the State." said
Mr. Oaulrap. All member* present
look the pledge of allegance and
the newly. elected officers were
th'otmed on their .duties by Mr.
Comanche May Be On Bowen
A t OH A
Route ftClose of War
Spillway On Lake Eases Dam Now
Freeds Repairs; Advice of Expert
tn Priddy Revival
Qaulran The meeting was most- Comanche Is to be on a Bowen leaders in transportation, plans
unwrap ^ careful study of Airlines Route after the war ac- to inaugurate the far flung net-
fimerdure In conducting a r4gmar+lordin* to R. C. Bowen of^ Fort work of nans airlines shown_ on
ly devoted to
rrtT^g”"'? u£Tander>of %u3EmL I Worth" who operates the Bopen Sis map. Application for a Oov
tlM ~SMgium«hiis> drive contest’Motor Coaches through here, as eminent certificate of operaliot
this contest was
a» The ariwwar !* ‘J?own or the outline map above, has Just bean flledln Washington
by Brace Lane ts to furnish
freshments and entertainment at
the next meeting in August. Ap-
plication for membership is still
encouraged and anyone Interested
_____ __ _________ „,to Joining can secure application
Lake Eanes. according to an an- blanks st the County Agent's of-
♦he sirtc Uri hv Preparing foe the era of mass air in the name of the Bowen Atr-
__________ travel that will dawn with the ways. Twenty-eight air routes have
JDlandJ^M^T^^u^me clo(W of the war Mr Bowen whose been planned by Mr Bowen. Co-
home Is In Fort Worth and who manche Is to be located on the
Is recognized as one of the nation ? Bowen Route between the termtn-
nouncemenr handed Into the Chief
••Another Mg crowd Is expected
to sttend this reunion, which Us-
ually brings some 350 or >00 rela-
tives and friends together.” those
tn charge say.
Court House News
last ice H. D Lent's Court
State vs. Angelo eastern. burg-
lary. (Three separate cases).
State va. Angelo Csateen, rob-
bery with fire arms.....
8late vs. Lon McDaniel, swindl-
ing with worth lew check. • -
State vs. O H Williams. awTricfl-
with worthless check,
ate vs Ralph Flowers.
Plans are being made for all
Orange members, who can go. to
attend the meeting Iqp.Stephen-
vllle on the night of August 17.
at which Congressman Sam M.
Russell will be the chief speaker.
Of Smoke Goal
al points of Dallas-Fort Worth
and San Angelo. Texas, via Ste-
phenvllle. Brown wood. Coleman , f pastor of
and Bauinger. Whether or not *! tw™ wch wUl do
stop is made at Comanche may during a revival at Priddy July
Rev. J. C. Massegee. of Ranger.
the Priddy Bap-
do the preaching
depend upon whether "we hare an • so to August tth-tnchwhrr
airport landing field here at that
time—a project upon which the
Chamber of Commerce Is. now
New OPA Community Flat Price
Plan Now h Effect Throughout
Comanche Comity; Details Given
Meet At De Leon
July 31, Aug. 1
Further amplyflng the state-
ment of City Councilman C. W.
Williams who-said at the Old Set-
tlers ' Reunion that Lake Hulas
dam spillway must be repaired at
a minimum cost of $6000 or dam-
age later might result causing the
dam to break. Mayor W. C. House
said that week that up to date
no damage had been done to the
dam Itself but the spillway Is M
a bad state aha must-toe repaired,
otherwise serious damage may rs-
; Mayor House said that the first
thing that the City will have to ’
do Is employ a competent engineer
and get his advice on Just what
steps should be taken to repair
1 House said that if the repairs
: are made immediately, it mag
save a lot of cost and that the '
City cannot afford to take any
risk of endangering the water sys-
I Mayor Nouse said the situation,
at present is not alarming, but IB
' something that needs immediate ,
attention and that no steps should
be taken until a competent en-
gineer had passed on the matter.
Lake Water Pure
The Lake Eanes water supply
Is one of the purest Of any city
In Texas according to MSIW
House who toid that the State
lar inspection of the water
the report on the damage to
the spillway has nothing to da
with the quality of water which
has been classed as A-No. 1, Ik
was only the repair of the dam
spillway that was recommended
by the State Department and had
no reference to the purity of the
aeaaion of Uquor for ourrvMu* of
aale In dry area. Enters plea of
guilty and fined $300 oo and cost.
Marriaces Recorded. , 1
Edgar O. Woods. Comanche. Rt.. .
3 and Miss Margie Barrtck were,of that amount J. B. Allcom and
married to -Comanche July 21 by i Claude Qeorge. of the Rector
Justice M D. Lane Cunningham Post, who are work-
I. C. Willingham and. Mlasltng dally at the project say that
Joe Berl Huddleston of the
Naval Air Corps, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Huddleston of De Leon.
Is reported to be missing accord-
ing to word received by his par*-"*
enta teat week from the. Naval
Air Training Center at Pensacola.
I' 1 His plane, with four other
Ifllers; left the base Sunday. July
( 11th, on a routine training night
Shooting for a goal of $1,000. and has not been heard from
Cleone White were married July
30 by Minister Paul G. Witt.
T. E. Hollingsworth. Route 4.
Brownwood and Mrs..Oracle M
they would like to get that total
by Saturday1 night.
A fanner who tuts made an un
Submitted By Geo. G. Smith
And Karl Shoek
| The most .determined effort to
hbld down food prices Chat*, has
' yet been made In Comanche Coun-
' ty is the new OPA Community
) Plan Price Plan, which hks just
been put into effect In 35 counties
in this section of Texas, according
to local Ration Board officials.
By this Plan, according to the
I Officials, every food dealer in Co-
! manche County has been required,
to coN. in a conspicuous place in
. his store an official list of the
-.----------- . _ son m top ipggi prices that he Is allow-
Young Huddleston graduated «• 8 Pinkard of Sidbey. was one ^ ehftrge for practically every
from De Leon High School In » Iroup of about 40 members- food product i,id in his store, ex-
1038 He later attended John Tar- of the Eighth Air Force Bombers, wpt frPjh ftlllts and vegetables,
leton College, and was a member stationed in England, whose pic- and ts very simple for any
of the senior class at A & M tn Jure appeared on the cover of ronsuSner to look on the list and
1043. when he enlisted in the Nav- Life Magazine on July 3$ find lhe top price (or any product,
al Air Corps. _____ j. CkphPlnkard a bombardier on by actual brand names
The District Convention of the
American Legion will be held
'Saturday and Sunday. July 31
; and August 1. at De Leon, and
Army nffRanTTromCCwmp Bow?e, Comanche County 56 years, bad
35 Years Ago
the biggest of any town In Texas since.
of loss than 50.009 population, the Naval Aviation Cadet Huddles- j
Comanche American Lseglon Post ton would have received his com-, , i- .
Smoke Fbnd now.lacks Just $75.00 mission as an ensign in August Capt, Reginald Pinkard
A Tamer wno na» maae an un- — -'"i" .. ...% . 1. ki„ TTh.r.i-,. ov actual “raaiu jumrs.
... usual ronrihntUin to the fund is! ' Mr and Mrs Harry Huddleston, a big, four motomi Liberator, has Fach store Is also Required to
I'r„7WJ“,y “-*» ! zzzsss.
■g telegram concerning tlklr son: ate and aecorguona, he^wcars tire vo]ume of business, and the only
to stop giving.
He already has
andt’u>UmakIng'hla "scrip” In^do havlnlfu&irto^5ver"Kyatrace Ai^the^JUt Cluster ch^«edPbyPdiff>re^t
double duty. > Every time he geU °* seaplane on which your .. 8. _Plnitard vuntM the of- storaa is when thev fall into dif-
a’load of 'scrap he brings it to;*®" was £ passenger. It is our flee of The Chief Saturday, and fprpnt volume groups
Comanche and sells U^and gh’e* grevloui duty to inform you at Identified hts sons picture In These top prices do not neces-
the proceeds to the Smoke Fund, i thl* M8Um* t p,nk-rH sarlly mean that prices charged
Those who wish to make dona- «on will not be recovered Tht | <■ 1,1 every store wU1 *** as hi*h as
UOM are asked to leave the money, Pl«»e *aa last seen about 6 p.m. atlowed by the Ust’ since many
at The Chief or at the J, B. All- on July U. 1043. over Mobile Bay, “ Co,leKe- and articles In some stores already
--I and appeared normal. No radio, or Oklahoma A & M. have a lower celling price than
r“'lvrt ,hr" “,<1
Dalton W Perkins. ‘Route 3.
Comanche and Miss Jean Bur-;
dette were married July 21 by"
Rev. R. T Wallace. j
Clifton Allen Fish and Miss
Travis J. Cogtoum and Miss Iva
Deeds Recorded. - ____
T H. Nance to 7. Murray Sides, j com office.
101.75 aet-es of the James Francks Full cases of _______
Survey.-Consideration $3,750.00. 'donated this week by the Service trouble^
Mrs Nannie Jay of, Dallaa. Drug Store. Dudley Bros., and the
Texas to J H. Stephenson ft' gL Chamber of Commerce; -and sub-
North west Quarter oT Block, No. j suntlal donations were made by
20, City of Comanche, known as John Burton. 8td Burton. John
the John T. Jay place. Consider a- Dillon. Pat Sullivan and Frank
tion $1,800.00. iVtncyiuM.
J. A. Cockrell to Mancie Welch, The City Council and City rm-
part of Block J. Fairland Addi- ployees as Individuals last week
tion to City of Comanche. Con- contributed $26.00 to buy a case
aiderstlon $1.000 00. lof cigarettes as did the members
Mary Dingwall Ransom $nd of the Commissioners Court, no
husband. I. E. Ransom, to Nellie part of the contributions being
Mae Killian, part of Block 9. from public funds
City of Comanche. Consideration
E. A. Williams to J. W. Burk,
.3 Sanaa of the
♦ey. lVi miles
R. D. Wood to J. H Terrtll. 35
cres of the T. L. Toulmin 8ur-
From The Cn*r>»r<'He Chief.
July 30. 1908
Bill Carnes who has. lived tn
Camp Volters, and Camp Barkeley
are expected to be present. ?
• Saturday, July' 31, will be the
opening day of, the convention,
and will be devoted mainly to re-
gistration of Legionnaires of the
17th District of Texas.
Sunday secylcas will begln at Qld Reunion follows: T.
11 am. at the Baptist Church n Mo0r- 38 years t. b Rusmd
the honor of winning the
awarded at the Old Settlers As-
sociation for the person tn at-
tendance who had lived In the
county the longest.
Other old settlers and the num-
ber of years they had lived in
the county who registered at tha
with an address by Lt. Oovemor
John Lee Smith. Dinner will be
O. Moore, 36 years: L. B. Russell.
32 years:, W. D. Jenkins. 42: Bob
Gamer. 37; J. M. Log gins. M;
John Duncan 8ur-
East of Comanche.
D. A. Swope, Former
Athletic Coach, Now
An Ensign In Navy
_ _. _ ^___»in 8ur-1 ———
vey' Consideration $1,500. * I D. A. Swope, coach of Cotnan-
Mrs Edna Vaughan and hua^jehe High School football team of
bapd. C. |E. Vaughan to Percy 1042 and athletic coach at Ous-
k Parker, 60 acres of the Lampasas! tine High for several yean prev-
. keu, KtfiM -L«tasa.-a
course these lower ceilings will
Naval Air Training Center | munana ana in norwi Airica ana An lmporUnt part of the new
Pensacola, Florida now Is an instructor, to Tennessee. program ac0ordlng to the local
Harry Huddleston, father of the ar* cousins.^- x officials. Is the set-up for receiv-
Tnlsstog fller^ 16ft Thursday for|__ ~ TEW* ing complaints from consumers of
on FirtcheK son of price violations. A Price Panel ha.-
the Mobile Bay area to aid in I Pfc, Vi
the search for the missing plane Mr. and
and Its passengers. home on
T Mete her,
18 been recently-formed as an addi-
Farmers To Get First Chance
At Release of Emergency Tires
County School Land Survey. Con
Oeorge H. K<
Para lee Waddle, lot In
J. O. Tilley to Mrs. Lana
Wright, lot in the town of I«m-
kto Consideration $26.00.
Elmer Luckle to Dick Henson.
380 acres out of the East Texas
Railway Survey. 34 kcres of the
Nancy H. Rector Survey, and 170
acres of the ET.RH Cd. Survey.
Eaton and wUc to Otis
Williams, 110 acres out of the
East Texas Railway Survey. Con-
-JSratlon 82.0M.06. .
, r. W. Plummer to Earl Pat-
terson, 5 acres out of tha H.TAB.
Ry. Co. Survey. Consideration
Its to this, 4s now an ensign |
the United SUtes Navy.
. Ensign Swope entered the Sea-
bees last December, and after get-
ting his preliminary training at
Norfolk. Virginia, went overseas
for * thort time out of San, Fran-
cisco He returned early this sum-
mer to California. .
He is now stationed at the .Uni-
versity of Arizona at Tucson, Arl|
With the nation’s stockpile of
tires gotog frat and the synthetic
rubber program holding little
promise of tires In' quantity for
civilian um to the near future,
farmers will get first choice of
the last batch of government
emergency tires. It was announc-
ed today b7 Chairman H. L. Stew- „
art of the Comanche County War owned by the
Price and Rationing Board
The chairman said he had been
informed by the Fort Worth Dis-
trict OPA Office that the nation
, tion to the Goman
Ration Board, to han
connected with the price piogram.
This panel consists of Oeorge O
Smith, chairman, and Boyd An-
thony, both of Comanche, and
Mrs. Iva Miller Pittman, of De
Leon, and any consumer who has
i a complaint to make against any
food retailer Is invited to take lt
l to any member of the Price Panel,
or to Miss Sibyl Lam. Price Clerk
•v I at the Ration Board office to Co-
are almost to thy point now when! manche. and It will be carefully
a tire certificate from this board; investigated and proper action
amounts to little more than »I taken.
Mrvedl^ the ladies oftheMetho- Adam gjiger. 36; W. T. McOheel
o’clock. Captain Jack Wright. 52; J. *
After the business session, prob- Robertson. 26; L. K. Carr. 32;
ably around 4 o'clock, the guesU j. ua ,rbrs. SO; M. D W1W-
will be treated to a watermelon ford. 33; R. F. Davis. 33: Mrs.
slicing at the City Hall. w. T. Lee, 35; Mrs. F. M. Willi-
Special music will be furnish- ford, 36; Bud Robertson. 40; T.
ed during the convention by Mrs. H. Holcomb. 48; E D. Whitney.
and Mrs. R. S. Connor. McKinney. ,55.
Among the notables that will1 T. R. Holmsley. cashier of the
be present at the meeting are . B*nk and wife
Congressman Sam Russell of Ste- haw returned from several weeks
phenvtlle; State Senator Penrose, outing^ to Colorado.
Metcalfe of San Angelo; Dr. J.t Captain W^L. Saye Wt TJiea-
W Danforth of Fort Worth, na- '
tional committeemari of the Le-1 Worth,
aion: Capt. Charlie Maizell of the One
day for a business trip to Vort
iart of the Le- ;
fTs. toln'eMndpSJt "site ! enrel^tothf Comanchfcounty
Commander of the Legion, of
The Ladies Auxiliary of the 1*-
.gton Will also hold their conven-
tion at the same time.
Summer Normal that closed hen
last week. 53 taking the exami-
nations for' teacher’s certlftcatea.
Much credit for its success goea
to County Superintendent 8. C.
Findley who did much to work.
All Legionnaires of the Rector ap the attendance.
'hunting license' for! the person1 The Board does not anticipate
holding It", declared Mr. Stewart, any difficulty In securing whole-
Ttae hope of the fanner lies In hearted compliance with the plan,
the "bottom of the barrel” emer-. however, as they feel that all the
gency Urea, those that are repair- Comanche County food retailers
able but not recappable, now are patriotic citizens, and that
owned by the Defense Supplies the new pla pja-so slmpl*. for,
Corporation. With these, said the both dealers and consumers that
Chairman, thf nat ion's food pro- till concerned wil 1 gladly make
ducers may bridge ttia gap. 1------ ||g j| *"
Rural tire dealers' throughout
every effort to fall in line.
now was entering Into its gravest the Southwest have been advised TVPIN VISITS^
husband at Tucson.
StUi CAR SCRAP IRON
SHIPPED FROM HERE
and th4 time Urea made of syn-
thetic rubber would be aVattlBte
Another Oarload of aorao iron
>ft Com anr he this week bound
for civilian use: The best avail-
able estimate is that this crisis
will continue for the next atx
months, Chairman Stewart aald,
to view af the fact a deficit of
war production, according to more than three million Urea la
announcement by SOI Hoff- anticipated during that
man, official dealer for the ootm-j, "Already we
F.die? M^acmol UM*Oemaoohe man, official dealer for the ooon-4 , "aireaay we are
tion. or the Defense Supplies Cor-
poration. if they have not bought
them before. However, if they have
i Ernest Tuplo, local watchmaker
and Jeweler, visited the wholesale
markets at Dallas last weak.
“While merchandise to the Jew-
elry. line Is -getting harder and
harder 'to get, we were able to
----- attractive Jewelry
obtained them before, they should
get them from their usual, source;
This la tha "last call" on. these j b,‘J_ ”mM?y Tunings vs*
tires, according- to Mr. .Stewart Wm*' Mr. Tupto aays.
A dealer may order m few as 25
or as many as 300 of these tires.
Delivery price to the dealer la
50 cents and the retell price to
the consumer one dollar.
CpL and Mrs. Marcus Odell of
Tulsa. Oklahoma were here this
week on a furlqugh. visiting hls
mother, Mrs. ¥f. D Odell and
other relaUves and friends. -
Cunningham Post. Comanche, are: state
invited to attend this meeting and; Cousins
are asked to- contact A. P. Cox.
past commander: J B Allcom.
service officer; or Claude Oeorge.
De Leon Legion officials, in a
telephone call to The Chief Thurs-
day afternoon, issued a special
invitation to all Legionnaires to
attend this district convenUon; j
and. as an added attraction said (
there would be plenty of free Ice
cold watermelons and cantaloupes,
as well as lots of good peaches
Superintendent R. B.
praised the work at
County Superintendent 8. C. Ptod-
At NFLA Meeting
' According to 'D. W. Long, presi-
dent. 143 borrowers and visitor*
attended the ianhual stockholders
meeting of the Comanche County
NFLA Jast Saturday afternooo.. T.
J. Cauley, Fort'Worth, now with
the Federal Labor Board, and
Harold W Qaulrapp. Dallas. Mas-
ter Texfcs State Orange, spoke.
Several prizes were given out At
the meeting. * *.
W. B Barret and J• A, Light-
foot were re-elected directors of
the aaaoclaUon.\ .i\
W. A. Pettit, prominent Coman-
che County r»m hman, la to *
Dallas hospital for treatment. Mr.
Pettit has Just reoently returned
from a hospital to Savannah. Mo.
' • , /IT*
"DR. RENAULT’S SECRET*
John Sheppard And
“HEART OF THE
Humphrey Bogart And
—— —in— !■ -_____\
"ACTION IN THE
MONDAY and TUESDAY
"SWING YOUR PARTNER"
Lula Belle and Scotty
■ * .
Tyrone Power .And
"CRASH DIVE* .
Filmed In TacfcntoolQr
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