Cooper Review (Cooper, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, June 29, 1945 Page: 1 of 8
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Delta Funeral Home
Delta Co. Coop. Burial
Serving Delta County For
The Past Sixty-five Years
$2.00 a year in advance. Combined with -r
Delta Courier circulation Nov, 1, 1942
Smith Funesal Home
W. D. HART & SON, Publishers
COOPER, DELTA COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1945.
- VOLUME 66, NO. 2«.
Charlie Smith, 64, substantial
iarmer of t'ne Vasco community
was found dead from gun shot
wound in his little house on
his farm Wednesday morning by
people living onthe place.
Since his wife’s death a few
Since his wife’s death a few
weeks a^o Mr. Smith has been
Respondent and had been making
his home with his son, Floyd
at Vasco. That morning he re-
sumed to his place where a gun
shot was heard, resulting in find-
ing his lifeless body.
* Justice W. H. Bell and County
ttorney W. H. Crunk held an
mquest and returned a verdict
Funeral services were held at
Vasco Thursday afternoon with
interment at Charleston by the
side of his late wife.
COUNTY AGENT WARNS
FARMERS TO WATCH
COTTON FOR INSECTS
BY JOHN B HICKS
Emergency County Agent
From all indications cotton in-
sects are going to be very bad
this year, especially the flea and
boll weevil. You can easily tell
whether or not there are enough
insects that you need to control
The way to determine the in-
sect infestation is to make a
count. Examine 100 stalks for
fleas. The flea is a small green
insect usually in the top of the
• ilk. If you find as many as
( _ * on the 100 stalks, you need
to diust with sulphur at the rate
of 12 to 14 pounds per acre.
To determine the boll weevil
infestation, you pull 100 squares
off the stalks and examine them
to see if they have been stung.
Tf 12 of the squares have been
stund, you should dust with ar-
senate at the rate of five pounds
If you find the infestation of
both the flea and weevil enough
to dust, you may do both dusty
ings at one time. Use a mixture
of arsenate 1-3 and dusting sul-
phur 2-3 and apply about 16
pounds of the mixture per acre.
If I can help you in any way
in making the infestation count,
don’t fail to call on me at the
County Agent’s Office in the
basement of the Post Office at
Charles Turner Wickersham
of Dallas, spent the week end at
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
NOTICE IS HEREBY given
that the Commissioners Court of
Delta County, Oexas, will on the
^14th of July, 1945, at 10:00
^o’clock, a. m., in its usual meet-
ing place in the courthouse at
hooper, Texas, proceed to re-
ceive and consider competitive
bids for the purchase of the fol-
swing described road machinery.
.) * One or more new or used Die-
Motor Graders with either
powed or hylraulic control and
And will at such time let a
contract therefor if any bids are
accepted; all such bids to be
made as required by law; and if
any bids are accepted, it is the
intention of the Court to issue
time warrants of said county in
payment of all or part of such
proposed contracts, in the max-
imum amount of $19,750.00, to
hear interest at the rate of not to
exceed 3 1-2 per annum, and shall
mature serailly over a period of
years not to exceed twelve (12)
years from their date.
Authorized by order of the
Commissioners’ Court of Delta
C. V. STEPHENSON
HAS 5 BRONZE STARS
CPL. J. T. WILLIAMS
son of Mr. asd Mr. C. J. Williams
of Cooper, is still in Germany
and wears five bronze stars and
has 63 points to his credit. He
was the first man under 21 in
Delta County to be examinel for
Military service. His address is
38427053, Btry. D, 468 AAA
(AW), APO 444, New York,
COOPER LIONS CLUB
FOR COMING YEAR
Officers for the coming year
were elected by Cooper Lion
Club at the regular luncheon at
Hotel Cooper last Friday. They
are F. P. Salmon, president;
Harry Patterson , first vice pres-
dent; -fearton Good, second
vice president; Charles
Wright, third vice-president; W.
I. Bartley, secretary-treasurer;
Lion Tamer, Jess Moxley; Tail
Twister, Rev. Loyd Lester. New
director R. H. Good and Tom B.
They will be installed at next
regular meeting July 13th.
Mrs. W. C. Hazelwood served
Rev. Kirk M. Beard presided
and presented Mayor Tom Roun-
tree, who made a talk on mos-
quito control and assured them
the assistence of the City in a
campaign of eradication of mos-
Barton Good and John Hicks
will be in charge of the next pro-
TO COOPER CITIZENS
I see some people are putting
grass from their premises in the
Streets. Th(is is a violation of
the law and miu3t not he done.
You want your place to look nice
and I wast the streets to look
good, so let’s have them look
good. Bum your grass and
rubbish and do not throw it into
TOM ROUNTREE, Mayor
DISCUSS POST WAR
New York, N. Y. June 25, IS-
IS. Staff Lubrication Engineers,
Lubrication Managers and Mer-
chandising men of the Sinclair
Refining Company from all parts
of the United States are meeting
in New York this week to discuss
post-war problems and to ex-
change pracitcal field experiences
in (J) lubrication of farm equip-
ment, (2) industrial lubrication
problems, (3) passenger car ser-
vice problems, and (4) truck and
FRIOAYFOR JOE HARDY
Joe Hardy, for many wears
a resident of Cooper, passed
away at the Sanitarium of Paris,
Thursday morning about 7. Fun-
eral services will be conducted
Friday afternoon at five o’clock,
at Smith Funeral Home, with
Rev. J. C. McClain, Methodst
minister officiating. Burial will
be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mr. Hardy was 88 years
old and had been ill for e>>me
time. He came to Delta County
while still a young man and
taught school at Klondike before
bus lubrication. One of the most | coming to Cooper where he work-
interesting fields to be explored
is that of diesel .brication. One
session of th program will cen-
ter about the theme to be used
in a series of meetings to be
held next fall in small commun-
ities throughout the territories in
which Sinclair operates. This part
of the pragram is pointed toward
helping local communities which
set up advisory groups to assist
returning veterans. Another ses-
ion will be given to products re-
The attendance has been held
to a minimum in accordance with
ODT regulations. The men at-
tending these conferences are
key men in the service depart-
ments of the Company’s opera-
LT. J. T. PATTESON
Lt. J. T. Patteson has advis-
ed his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. James Patteson that he has
been released from the Army on
the Point System, saying "I’m
a happy civilian again.
Lt. Patteson volunteered for
Army- service in June 1941, just
before coming of age. He left th
U. S. for Europe in August 1944,
with his crew, as pilot and com-
mander of a B-17 bomber, and
completed his missions over Ger-
many without the loss of any
of his men. For this, his loved
ones and friends are deeply
Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Kern, of
Cooper, have announced the en-
gagement of their daughter,
Joyce Nell to Frank Abel Jr., of
Dallas. The wedding date will be
Miss Kern makes her home in
Dallas where she has been em-
ployed for some time. The groom-
to be is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Abel, 4009, Grossmer
Feed prices are advancing- buy
up a supply and save.
CARL P. HARRISON
At Hie Sparks
SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH |
The verdict was death for six
members of this murder Jury.
“THE MISSING JUROR”
Jim Brannon, Janis Carter. Geo.
McCready, Jean S'tevcns.
SUN — MON JULY 1-2
The greatest show ot^ Earth—
produced by 20th Century Fox in
association with the U. S. Army
Air Force. Moss Hart’s
Pvt. Lon McAllister, Jean Crain,
Opl Don Taylor, Jean Holiday,
Sgt. Edmond O’Brien, Jane Ball,
Sgt. Mark Daniels, Joe Carrell
(Dennison, Cpl. Alan Baxter,
Also ‘‘This is America’’ and
TUE — WED JULY 3-4
You’ll laugh till you’re sore
at this, the greatest of all laugh
“MURDER HE SAYS”
Fred McMurray, Marjorie
Main, Helen Walker, Jean Heat-
her Porter Hall, Mabel Page, Bar-
ALSO NEWS AND COMEDY
THUR-FRI, JULY 5-6
They’re nuts about each other
Jack Carson, Rosalind, Russell in
With Robert Hutton, Jean Sulli-
van, Alan Hale, Donald Woods,
ALSO NEWS AND COMEDY
At The Grand
FRI-SAT., JUNE 29-30
Tex O’Brien — Jim Ncw'll tue
Texas Rangers in
“GUNS OF LAW”
“Winslow Of Coast Guard’’
OWL SHOW SATURDAY NITE
“MURDER IN THE BLUE
It’s murder to music — with
Grace McDonald, Donald Cook,
Anne Gynne, John Litel, June
Pressier, Betty Kean, Regis
ed atthe Cooper Mercantile Store
until he r ■‘tired.
The closest surviving relatives
are two nieces, Mrs. Rome Me-
kee, of Cooper and Mrs. Early
Powell of Huntsville.
TO DO RECONSTRUC-
TION WORJUN EUROPE
Cleo Beckham, son of Mrs.
Essie Beckham, of Lake Creek,
and his wife, are visiting his mo-
ther, while waiting for instru-
ctions that will take them to
France, where he will work for
the Callahan Construction Co.,
on reconstruction work in Eur-
ope. He will operate a dragline,
the same type of work he was
doing before entering the army.
Sgt. Beckham recently receiv-
ed an honorable discharge from
the army after serving 35
months in the Aleutian Islands.
He will probably leave for his
new work sometime in July.
CPL. JAMES H- SLOAN, JR.
is a son Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sloan
of Earth, Texas, formmerly of
Cooper,, is in Vach, Germany.
He is in a task destroyer battal-
ion which took a major (part in
the battle of Srarbrucken.
also the battle of France.
There are three JJelfca county
boys in his battalion but not in
his company, he 'writes. They
are, Pfc. Earl Cooksey, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooksey of
Pecan Gap, W .0. Hendley, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Hend-
ley, Sr. of Lake Creek, and Troy
Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.
L. Nelson of Cooper. Cpl.
Sloan’s address is 38432047, Co.
B, 648 T. D. Bn., APO 403, care
Postmaster, New York, N. Y.
ALLEN LEON FULTON
FUNERAL RITES HELD
Allen Fulton who shot himself
in the forehead with a 22 calibre
target rifle Friday afternoon,
died at Janes Clinic & Hospital
Friday at 9:15 p. m. without re-
Funeral rites were held at the
Methodist church Sunday at 2:30
p. m., conducted by the pastor,
Rev. Kirk M. Beard with inter-
ment in Oaklawn cemetery under
the direction of Smith IPuncra)
Deceased had been in ill health
all this year and had offered to
give up his far^ a mile w<r, of
Cooper and move to a place he
had bought in town, but his land-
lord insisted on him staying,
and he did and he and his wife
had their crop in good shape.
They worked Friday until noon
and came in and ate dinner. He
said that he was coming to town
to get some medicine, but in-
stead he drove his car to a Neg-
ro’s home nearby and borrowed
the gun and drove nearly home
when he committed the rash act.
Hearing the shot his wife ran to
him, and then drove the car with
her unconscious husband to the
Allen Leon Fulton was 42, the
younger of six brothers and
two sister, born in Indiana. Be-
sides his wife, the former Miss
Zeda Taylor his brothers and
sisters surviving are, C. E. Ful-
ton, Rame Fulton, Mrs. Tom
Frazier and Mrs. Grover Hill,
ill of Cooper; C. L. Fulton of
Dallas, John Fulton of Indiana
id Frank Fulton of California.
.2 had one child deceased.
All members of Cooper Re-
bekah Lodge are urged to attend
a meeting at Odd Fellows Hall
Saturday, June 30 at 2:30 P. M.
to attend to important business.
SALLIE EARLY, N. G.
CITY WILL PICK UP CANS
THURSDAY, JULY |S
The City will pick up cans
July 5. Have them in sacks or
boxes at the curb where they
may be seen and handy to load.
TO M ROUNTREE, Mayor.
INSTALLED MASTER OF
Judge Charles D. Berry, for-
merly of Cooper, now district
judge of the 8th Judicial District
of Texas, and residing in Green-
ville, was on Tuesday night last
installed as Worshipful Master
of Greenville Lodge No. 335, An-
cient Free and Accepted Masons.
REVIVAL AT FRIENDSHIP
WALTER S. DALE DIED
!N GREENVILLE TUES.
Walter S. Dale, former Cooper
itizen, passed away in Green-
ville early Tuesday morning.
Burial was in Greenville Wednes
day following funeral rites at
Stringer-Elliott Funeral Home at
3:30 p. m., conducted by Rev.
Ben Bell, pastor of the Lee St.,
Methodist church, and Rev. Wea-
ver of McKinney.
Surviving are his widow, two
sons, Ramon Dale, Austin; Carl
Dalf, Houston; one grandsons,
Ramon Dale, Jr., a niece, Mrs.
G. C. Beal and nephew, Lawrence
Dale and other relatives.
Mr. Dale was born on July 20,
1375, in Aberdeen, Miss., the son
of John Dale and Laura Staddard
Dale. His parents came to Texas
when lie was 12 years of age and
located at Cooper where he was
reared to a splendid manhood.
He entered the grocery business
in Cooper, when a young man
and for 25 years was a success-
ful business and an outstanding
community leader. Upon moving
to Greenville he entered the
grocery business and later be-
came connected with the Stimp-
son Computing Company as trav-
eling representative for this sec-
He was a member of the Lee
Street Methodist Church.
In 1900 he was married to Miss
Sallie Jones and to this union
seven children were born, five
of whom died in infancy. Mrs.
Dale preceded him in death in
1911 and in 1915 he was married
to Miss Pearl Wyatt, of McKin-
A revival meeting will begin
at the Friendship Baptist Church
Saturday night. Rev. McManis,
Gilmore and McClain will do the
preaching. A cordial invitation
is extended to everyone to attend.
BUY YOUR FEDERAL CAR
REVENUE STAMP SATURDAY
Saturlay, Jun. 30, is the last
day you can drive your car with
out a federal revenue stamp.
La Falco Robinson, student
at Texas University, left Sunday
for Dallas after spending a few
days with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace Robinson. He will
play with Joe Cappo’s orchestra
at the Plantation Club, this sum-
F-Sgt. Chns. R. Anderson
F-Sgt. Charles R. Anderson
has written his wife that he is
now in China. He left Kelly Field
where he had been stationed, in
January and landed in India in
March. From there he went to
China by way of the Burma
He says that he has seen
lots of pretty country there, but
would much rather be at home.
RODEO AT SULPHUR
SPRINGS. JULY 4.5.6.
Construction of a permanent
rodeo park was begun at the Sul
phur Springs City Park this
week by the local American Le-
gion Post in preparation for the
rodeo to be sponsored by the or-
ganization July 4, 5, 6.
An outstanding rodeo, compos-
ed of a large number of Bra-
hma bulls, and wild stock, has
been conti acted for the occasion.
Mike Pribble, local rodeo enthu-
siast, will do the announcing for
the rodeo and will also appear on
the program in several trick rop-
ing acts. Mr. Pribble is also as-
sisting with and overseeing the
construction of the rodeo park.
This is expected to be one
of the biggest rodeos ever held in
Sulphur Springs and will be the
first one held here in a number
of years. It is planned by the
American Legion to have this as
an annual affair.
Three Yea? Term
Dennis Huggins plead guilty to
a charge of assault with intent
to murder in district court hero
Tuesday and was given a sen-
tence of three years in the pen-
itentiary by Judge Charles Ber-
Two witnesses were put on the
stand for the state by District
Attorney Ramsey Smith, Miss Mc-
Donald and Sheriff Maynard,
and their testimony was sub-
stantially as published facts by
the Review after the assault on
Mrs. Huggins. Mrs. Huggins with
bandaged arm was able to be
in the court room but dd not
testify. Mr. Higgins’ mother and
other near relatives sat with the
Judge Berry had returned to
reconvert court he recessed two
weeks ago, and by arrangement
heard two pleas of guilty.
Buster Palmer, 17, charged
with passing forged instruments
on two counts, plead guilty in
one case and was given a sus-
pended sentence with the under-
standing that h ewould immed-
iately join the army. The judge
gave him his liberty on his own
recognizance in the other case.
After attending to some civil
matters Judge Berry recessed
court until August 6 when the
session will close
MEETING AT KLONDIKE
BEGINNING JULY 6
A revival meeting begins at
Klondike Methodist church July 6
and will continue through the 15.
Rev. Harmon Keeling, the pastor,
will do the preaching, and the
(public ig oordially invited to
FIRST COTTON BLOOM
Mrs. J. M. Threet, of Ben
Franklin, Route 1, brought the
first cotton bloom of the season
to the Review Office, Thurs-
day. It was grown on Mrs. Mar-
garet Edward’s farm and is
TO EAST SIDE SQUARE
Young and Hanna, proprietors
of AHis-Chalnvers agency, will
move their store next week to
the Smith building on the east
side of the square, formerly
occupied by White’s grocery,
which they haw© bleen having
remodeled and repainted
Plenty of Shorts—Pig and Hog
Feeds—Ground Corn— Ground
Wheat—Whole Wheat—Maize —
Egg Mash—Fly Spray — Cotton
Hoes— Kay Ties—Poultry Sup-
CARL P. HARRISON
Pvt. O. D. Day Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. D Day, Cooper, Rt.
1 has just joined the 123rd. In-
fantry Regiment and is a mem-
ber of Co. C., of this regiment
which recently climaxed a two
mouths campaign of rugged
fighting in Central Luzon. Pvt.
Day has been in the army since
Oct. 1944 and left for overseas
duty March 26, 1945. His wife
Janie, makes her home with her
CIRCLE IWSCS MEETS
Circle 1, of the WSCS, met
Monday, at the home of Mrs.
J. C. Tynes, with Mrs. W. F.
Chesnut, as assistant hostess.
Mrs. Ray Goodrow was lead-
er for the afternoon the ub.
ject of the program being “Juv-
enile Protection”. Assisting with
the program were Mmes. Fred
Newman, Kirk M. Beard and
A refreshment plate was serv-
ed to 22 members and two
guests, Mrs. O. B. Humphries
and daughter, Mildred, of Far-
The next meeting will be a
joint meeting of Crcles I and 2
at the church, July 23.
PATIENTS AT JANES
CLINIC AND HOSPITAL
Mrs. C. R. Chapman who has
been a medical patient was able
to return home Wednesday.
Mr. Spurlock who has been
a surgical patient was able to
return to his home in Hopkins
county Wednesday, June 27th.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Loyd Smiddy of Hopkins coun-
ty had his tonsils and adnoids
The little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Riley had her ton-
sile and adeniods removed Tues-
A son was born to Sgt. and
Mrs. J. N. Toon Wednesday
A daughter was born to H. A.
2-c and Mrs. Cloyce Adams
Wednesday, June 27th.
Mrs. C. C. Pickens and Mrs.
Vernon Barton were in Dallas
Monday to attend the Commence-
ment Exercises of Miss Laverne
Pickens, who received the Bach-
elor of Music Degree from South-
ern Methodist University. After
the exercises, a dinner was giv-
en at Sammy’s in the High-
land Park Shopping Village hon-
oring Miss Pickens and her
room-mate, Miss Juanita Taylor
of Portales, New Mexico, who
received the Bachelor of Science
Degree in Home Ecor.omicc. At-
tending besides the honorees,
were Mrs. Pickens and Mrs. Bar-
ton of Cooper, Mrs. Jack Bates
and Mrs. Nolan Lovell of Dallas,
Mrs. Alfred Green and Miss Helen
Taylor of Portales, N. M., Miss
Lois Barth of Marshalltown, Io-
wa, and Miss ^.ois Tanner of Wich
its Falls, Texas.
Mrs. J. D. Dunn and daugh-
ter spent the week end In
H. P. Bailey, Mrs. H. R Mc-
Coy and children, of Dallas,
spent last week as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Bailey, of Cooper.
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