Cooper Review (Cooper, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1946 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
Smith Funeral Home
SMITH & SON MUTUAL
SMITH BROS. VICTORY
W. D. HART & SON. Publishers
COOPER. DELTA COUNTY, TEXAS. FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 1946.
VOLUME 67. NO. 8.
Red Cross Plans
^ Annual Local
Farmers Urged To
Rube S. Wells reports that he
is signing up farmers for grow-
ing cucumbers for the Garland
plant this season at contract price,
hut lacks some of having the re-
quired acreage, and is urging
“Your Red Cross must carry j prospective growers to come and
on” is the 1946 slogan. We, of j EjKn a contract,
the Delta County chapter of the | delivery station will be es-
American Red Cross, have reason tablished in Cooper and a truck
to be extremely proud oi our from Garland, which goes to
county’s past record, particularly | powderly each day, where farm-
during the recent years. In each ^ ers j,ave been raising cucumbers
of the past three years Delta | on u commercial scale for several
County has gone well over the ( yearS( will stop in Cooper daily
top, and our quotas have been for j)e]ta County cucumbers,
high, each year. j Powderly farmers have been
The 1946 fund campaign Nat-, realizing $150 to $350 per acre
ionally begins March 1st and on cucumbers, says Mr. Wells,
ends March 31st. However, our( pe is asking farmers to grow
County Committee has voted to from one to five acres,
actually begin our campaign this Contract prices are as follows:
year on March 5th, and try to 3 jn. length, 7-8 in. diam. $5 Cwt.
complete it within two weeks. ^ 5 ;n> length, 1 1-4 in. diam. 3 ”
Our quota for this year is con-^ 5 \_2 length, 13-4 in diam. 2 ”
eiderable lower than the three 7 jn. length, 2 1-4 in. diam. .75 ”
previous years. -
We are not going to try to
“sell” Red Cross to you, Red
Cross has already "sold” itself
to the world, by its service to
humanity. Beginning March 5th,
a local Red Cross volunteer un-
paid worker will call on you and
receive jour contribuUon, wheth pres^yterjan church. The public
er law or small, it will be duly ^
DR. SAUCIER, DRAMATIC
CLUB GUEST SPEAKER
The Tom A. Lambeth Dramatic
Club will present Dr. E. N. Sau-
cier in an address on* "Influence
of Comics on Children' on Tues-
day evening, February 26, at the
Dr. Saucier is a professor of
Headquarters will be on the (EnKlish at ETSTC. He has done
main floor of the court house, e qU^e a ^it of research in the
office of Mrs. C. C. Tailor, Re fjgjj 0f children’s literature.
Cross Home Service Chairma^,
where volunteer workers wjll re-
ceive their equipment, and turn
lii their reports and contributions
The following quotas, and di-
vision chairmen have been named
by the Delta County Chapter:
-irt W. H. Crunk, County Chair-
irfian, Fund Campaign for 1946.
Cooper, Quota, $1,000.00.
Special Gifts Committee; J. D.
Industries, O. L. Bridges.
Schools, Miss Etha Stokes.
Churches and Clubs, Mrs. Jewel
Cannery and Cotton Yard, Harry
Oil Mill, Guy Ray.
Poster Display Chairman, Richard
Speakers Committee, C. C. Mc-
W. C. Anderson states that he
is considering entering the race
for Assessor-Collector, but that
he would continue at his place of
business south of Miller’s Phar-
macy where he has a shoe repair
Mrs. A. H. Jack.
Craig Tranquil, Quota $25.00,
J. W. Loftin.
Clark, Quota $20.00, Mrs Ha-
Horton, Quota $10.00, Mrs.
Jim Click, Mrs. w. C. Jones.
Kensing, Quota $15.00, Mr.
and Mrs. Eston Herin.
Race Track, Quota $12.50, Mrs.
Perkins, Quota $15.00, Mrs. F.
Hickory Grove, Quota $15.00,
Mrs. Charles Cooper.
, , Cedar Creek, Quota $20.00,
Rural Chairman for the County, Mrs_ Lorene skinner.
Mrs. D. Todd.
Co-Chairman for City of Cooper,
Mrs. Travis Carrington, Mrs.
C. H. Magee, Mrs. L. F. Hooten,
Mrs. Florence Fly.
Business District, North side,
West side, F. P. Salmon.
South side, C. D. Hogue.
East side, Roy G. Cain.
N. W. Block off square, Tom
S. W. Block off square, Carl
S. E. Block off square, Manton
Court House, W. H. Crunk.
News Chairman, Mrs. Kirby True.
Pecan Gap, Quota $200, Mrs.
V. E. Shipman, Mrs Helen Hall.
Enloe, Quota $200, C. E. Crejjf.
Lake Creek, Quota $100, Miss
Bena White, J. E. Thompson, Mrs.
, Glee Taylor.
Ben Franklin, Quota $150.00,
Klondike, Quota 150.00 Mrs.
Wesley Wallace, Harry Ward Mrs.
J. E. Chism, and John Porter.
' Charleston and East Delta,
Quota $75.00, B. F. McGuire.
Cleveland, Quota $10.00, Mrs.
Yowell, Quota $40.00, Mrs. W-
Antioch, Quota $35.00, Mrs.
Post Oak, Quota $17.60, A. J.
Wheatley, Mrs. Buck Clark.
Gough, Quota $35.00, Mr. and
Mrs. T. B. Craig.
Price and Doctors Creek,
Quota $35.00, C. E. McClanahan,
Mrs. Mancil Mosley.
Pacio, Quota $20.00, T. P.
Brushy Mound, Quota $12.60,
Miss Bess Edwards.
Vasco, Quota $40.00, Sam D.
Russell, R. O. Deweese.
Rattan, Quota $40.00, Mrs
Junction City, Quota $7.50,
Mrs. Carl Ewing.
Cooper Colored, Quota $50.00
Fannie Mae Mayes, Chairman
and County Colored Chairman.
Cross Roads Colored, Quota
Sinclair To Establish
The Sinclair Refining Company
has announced plans for the im-
mediate construction of an ex-
tensive Petroleum Research Lab-
oratory at Harvey, Illinois, ac-
cording to a statement made here
by the local representative,
He said, “The project at Har-
vey will provide new and enlarg-
ed quarters for the research and
developemcnt laboratories now lo-
cated at East Chicago. The lab-
oratories are the only part of
the Company’s East Chicago fa-
cilities which will move to the
new location, which is conven-
iently located on the Illinois
Central Railroad within twenty
miles of downtown Chicago. When
completed, the size of the lab-
oratories will be practically doubl-
ed and the technical and pro-
fessional staff will include more
than five hundred fifty people.
"Work in the new laboratories
will be expanded to include fur-
ther uses of petroleum in the
fields of plastics, rubber, medi-
cine, household conveniences, etc.,
and will accelerate many of the
wartime developments of fuels
and lubricants to civilian usage.
The new facilities will permit di-
rect research into all uses of pe-
troleum and its products. The
chemistery of petroleum is only
in its infancy and we believe that
petroleum will make increasingly
important contributions to im-
prove standards of living.”
E. W. Isom, vice-president in
charge of research and develop-
ment for the Sinclair Refining
Company, is also the recipient of
a wartime citation from the Ste-
vens Institute of Technology for
"notable achieviment in the oil
industry engineering field, spe-
cifically production and refining
of gasoline and lubricating oil.”
Mr. Isom is one of the pioneers
of modern engineering in the oil
Rev. D. H. Bonner of Gilmer,
who preached at the Baptist
Church last Sunday, was called
as pastor by the congregation.
Rev Bonner recently returned
from the Army where he served
as chaplain during the war.
To Run For Commissioner,
Jess Cummings announces his
candidacy for Commissioner, of
Precinct 2. His formal announce-
ment will appear later.
SPARKS T HEAT RES
At The Sparks
SATURDAY, FEB. 23
Thrilling, amazing! Story of a wild horse who knew good from
bad and risked life and freedom to save two who befriended him
PHOTOGRAPHED IN CINECOLOR
Bob Steele, Sterling Halloway, John Miljan, Wm. Famum, Virginia
Maples, Sarah Padden, Francis .Ford. Also Comedy.
SUN.—MON., FEB. 24-25
A winner in love, laughs, thrills. It’s neck and neck all the way.
Her lips said no. Her heart said yes.
“SHE WENT TO THE RACES”
James Craig, Francis Gifford, Ava Gardner, Edmund Gwenn, Sig
Ruman, Reginald Owen. Also “March of Time.”
TUE—WED., FEB. 26-27
The big broadcast of top laughs, torrid tunes, and riotous
romance. Behind the mike where the big shows grow in an in-
story of the studio that’s a dihy for freJwAtd fun.
“RADIO STARS ON PARADE”
Wally Brown, Allen Carney, Francis Langford, Truth and Con-
sequences, Skinny Ennis and band, Don Wilson, The Town Criers
and Harmonica Trio, Also News and Comedy.
THUR.—FRI., FEB. 28, MAR. I
A glorious story for the screen’s mpst glorious actress. A
woman so bold she defied the world to make her daring dream
“THE CORN IS GREEN”
Bette Davis, John Dali, Joan Lorring, Nigel Bruce, Rhys Williams.
Also News and Comedy.
At The Grand
FRI.—SAT., FEB. 22-23
Meet a great western thrill star.
“THE RETURN OF THE DURANGO KID”
Charles Starrett, Tex Harding, Jean Stevens, John Calvert and
the Jesters. Also Serial and Comedy,
of the atom bomb.
OWL SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT
Shadowed, hunted, tu.pped by killers looking for the secret
“SHADOW OF TERROR”
Richard Frazer, Grace Gillern, Cy Kendall, Emmett Lynn. Also
ORVAL E. HARRIS
Pfc. Orval E. Harris, son of
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Harris, of
Cooper, Rt. 1, wears the Good
Conduct Ribbon and Pacific Cam-
paign Ribbon with one Invasion
He writes that he is doing fine
and that he has seen a lot of
destruction that the B-29s’ did.
He is now at Kumagaya, Japan,
Pfc. Harris has been connected
with the Hospital Unit for the
past three months, but is n »w
serving as mail clerk of the 97th
Division of the 8th Army. He
hopes to be home by July. He
is receiving his favorite paper,
the Cooper Review.
Parties of Paris have purchas-
ed the old hotel property on
Northwest First St., and are
wrecking it. This old two-story
landmark was built in 1895 or 96
by George Harper and was oc-
cupied by his mother, Mrs White-
side, and two daughters. It has
been a hotel and rooming house
for many years, and has been
known as the Parish house. Mrs.
Parish having owned ;and op-
perated it for several years.
TO OPEN GARAGE
Alton and Dave Jones Jr. have
leased the building second door
north of the City Hall and will
open a garage which they will
653 DISCHARGES FILED
WITH COUNTY CLERK
County Clerk Odie L. Bridges
has reported that 653 discharges
have been recorded in the county
clerk’s office for veterans of
World War II.
cap SANsnwr ~
Annoucnes For Commissioner
W. A- (Cap) Sansing announces
this week as a candidate for com-
missioner of Precinct 2, in the
Democratic Primary. An extend-
ed announcement of his candidacy
will appear next week.
1500 Miles Of
Cpl. Randall C. Jones, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Jones, of
Cooper, Rt. 3, is stationed at
Pearl Harbor at the Army Uni-
versity Center on the Island of
Oahu of the Hawaiian group. He'
says that he is well and it is
raining there all the time, and it
makes him think of the rainy
days at home, in a letter to his
cousin, Dollie Bailey, of Cooper.
He would like for all his friends
to write him. His address is:
Cpl. Randall C. Jones, Army Uni-
versity Center, Station Comple-
ment, APO 967 C/o PM. San
Cross Roads, Quota $40.00, Latest News.
Col. Lawrence M. Thomas, son
of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Thomas,
of Cooper, is deputy chief of
Operations of the Atlantic Div.
of Air Transport Command, with
headquarters at Ft. Totten, L. I.
H*» recently returned from Ber-
' muda where he was one of the
| American Military representatives
at a U. S.-British Civil Aviation
Several co-operative rural elec-
tric companies are extending their
lines in North Texas. The largest
one of these is the Farmers Co-
operative of Greenville which
serves customers in ten counties.
Charles M. Curfman, manager,
states that 1500 miles of new
lines will be built to mee present
applications in ten counties, in-
cluding West Delta, Collin, Hunt,
Fannin, East Dallas, North Kauf-
man, Ruines, Hopkins, Franklin,
and Rockwall, providing $1,000,
000 can be obtained from the
Government under the present bill
Several deals in Cooper bus-
iness property has been consu-
mated during the past week.
Ernest Hardy has purchased
the business property in which
he operates his business of Quen-
Henry Herron has bought the
Hotel Coope- of W. C. Hazle-
wood and will take charge some
time r >xt month. Mr. and Mrs.
Herron will operate the establish-
Joe Holmes has purchased the
business building on East First
St., formerly occupied by George's
Bakery, and now used by a wash-
nteria, of Quentin Miller. It is
understood Mr. Holmes will open
Jack Silman has purchtsed the
Silman grocery from his brother,
John, which he will operate with
the assistance of his father.
Jack and John were partners
in the grocery business until Jack
went into the army service when
he sold his interest to John. John
Silman says he has not decided
what he will do after getting out
of this business.
TIME TO TAKE CENSUS
The trustees either take the
census or hire some one to take
them that you know will be care-
ful to get a record of every child
in your district who will be 6
years old before the 1st of Sept-
ember, 1946, and under 18 year3
old by the 1st of September, 1946.
Begin taking the census the
1st of March and turn them in
as soon after April 1st as possible.
Please remember that this is
important to your school district
and to the child. Please do not
Report all handicapped chil-
dren, such as: Partially blind,
partially deaf, speech defects, or
Thanks for your cooperation In
JESS E. MOXLEY,
County School Supt.
TO PICK UP PAPER
We will pick up your paper
Tuesday, Feb. 26. Have your pa-
per in boxes or tied securly and
accessible for the truck. This will
be our last paper pick up, so let
us have all you have.
TOM ROUNTREE, Mayor.
Louise McKenzie Died
Louise McKenzie, 14 year old
daughter of Mrs. Sam Johnson,
passed away at her home in Coop-
er Saturday evening at 10:00
p. m. after a short illness.
Funeral service was conducted
by Rev. J. C. McClain, Sunday
at 3 p. m., in the Baptist Church.
Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery
under the direction of Smith Fun-
Surviving are her mother, Mrs.
Sam Johnson and one sister, Mr*.
W. B. Whitbey.
Roann Jetson Clark
Deceased 8 p. m. Feb. 8, 1946.
Roann Jetson L&whon was born
at Little Rock, Arkansas, July
15, 1864, second youngest of fif-
teen children, three girls and
twelve boys, one brother John
Lawhon, of Arkansas, surviving.
She was married to B. F.
(Uncle Bennie) Clark September
19, 1880, who survives her. They
came to Texas December, 1883,
settling at Roxton, Lamar County,
She was converted and joined the
Friendship Baptist Church near
Roxton, February, 1884, and af-
ter moving to Delta County in
March, 1887, transferred her
membership to the Baptist Church
at Amy, in 1895. The family
moved to Cooper November 6,
1903, uniting with the First Bap-
tist Church the same year.
Eight childern were born to
this union, five of whom survive.
They are Joe W., Jasper W.
Clark and Mrs. W. T. Doss, of
Cooper; Hiram Clark, of Dallas;
Mrs. W. I. Stevenson, of Hous-
ton. Eleven grandchildren and
twelve great-grandchildren also
Out of town people who were'
here to attend the funeral were:
Rev J. A. Lawhon, her brother,
Mr. and Mrs. Cullen Lawhon, Mrs.
Eunice Walker, C. D. Snell, of
Little Rock, Arkansas; Mrs. Ber-
nice Peters and son, Hiram Paul,
Mrs. Lillian Stevens, Mrs. F. A.
Park, of Dallas; Mrs. N. G. Castle-
berry, of Paris, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Love and daughter, Betty
•Toe, Mrs. D. E. Walker and daugh-
ter, Minnie Eddie, Lena Mae and
Buddy Hollon, *of Hugo; J. T.,
W. L., and H. G. Woodall, of
Active pall bearers were Dave
Hendricks, Chester McKinney,
Clovis Hooten, Marshall Kerbow,
Howard Dawson and Vancile
DEDICATED TO WIFE
She always learned to watch for
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window
In summer by the gate.
And though we mocked her ten-
Who had such fooliah care,
The long way home would seem
Because she waited theii.
Her thoughts were all so full bf
She never could forget.
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet.
Waiting till we come home to her,
Anxious if we are late,
Watching from Heaven’s window,
Lennini. fro"v Heaven’s Gate.
B. F. CLARK AND CHILDREN
Sons Of Former Delta Residents
Married Recently At SulpKur Bluff
Two brothers, one in the Navy
and one recently discharged from
the Medical Corps of the Marines,
both with many months service
in the Pacific, were married to
their schoolday sweethearts, in a
double wedding with a double
ring ceremony by the Baptist
minister, Rev. T. R. Hawkins in
the Baptist Church at Sulphur
Bluff on February 15, at 3 p. m.
Harold Dean Singleton and
, Miss Daisy South were attended
' b„ Harold Don Skeen and Miss
Billie Jean Hare. George W.
Singleton and Miss Mildred Mul-
I key were attended by Mr. Chester
and Miss Billie Dean McKinnon.
The parents of the grooms, Mr.
and Mrs. Don M. Singleton, for-
merly lived in Delta County. A
reception was held at their home
in Sulphur Bluff for the wedding
Among the relatives present at
the wedding were Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Singleton of Cooper.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dean
Singleton will leave soon for Se-
attle, Washington where he is
stationed. Mr. and Mia George
W. Singleton will live in Dallas,
where he will attend SMU.
By D. R. SCOTT, Secretary,
Delta County ACA
On Friday, Feb. 15, 1946, wa
had the honor of having with ua
our District Field Officer, Ray-
mond Kinsey, also our State Com-
mitteeman, Raymond Wilson, who
gave a very interesting explan-
ation of the 1946 ACP program,
and also of the 1946 crop insur-
ance program. The explanation
was given to the Community Com-
mitteemen, 21 in number, and wa
had in our meeting as guests, Mr.
Hendley, our County Agent, C.
D. McKinzie, of the FSA, and
Carl Harrison. The meeting waa
a very successful one and enjoyed
by all. 9
We will begin writing crop
insurance March 1, as we now
have our rates and yields in the
office and approved. The County
Committee will select the sale*
agent today. The county office
will also sell insurance this year.
We are publishing, as promised,
a statement of the premiums col-
lected, premiums due, indemni-
ties paid and the amount due on
losses, read this carefully: Pre-
minums paid, $23,917.46, Interest
paid, $263.01, Premiums unpaid,
545,572.07, Indemnity paid $30,
664.23, and Indemnity unpaid,
$178,071.40. This represents 551
out of approximately 900 claims.
There will be a flat rate of 12
pounds per acre for 76% insur-
ance on all upland (except badly
poisoned up places with Johnson
or Bermuda) regardless of yield
and 5 pounds per acre for 50%.
Salesmen will be glad to explain
the program to you if interested.
GRADY M, MOORE
For County Commissioner
Grady M. Moore, living near
Klondike, is announcing as a can-
oidate for founty Commissioner,
place No. 2.
Mr. Moore was born in the
Needmore community in 1903,
where he has lived ever since. He
states he has never offered for
office of any kind, and asks that
you investigate and consider his
record for this office.
He says that “The State High-
way Department has reported that
its gigantic 7205 mile post-war
farm-to-market roads construct-
ion project is under way with
258 miles of construction already
under contract for $2,150,000.”
The project will cost $60,000,
000 during the next three years.
D. C. Greer estimates 200 miles
a month is to be placed under
construction. It will be incumbent
on the County Commissioners to
cooperate and work with the High-
way Commissioners to obtain their
respective parts, and this Mr.
Moore states he will do if elected.
Mr. Moore states if elected he
will also use his best efforts to
keep present community roads in
the best possible shape, for all
weather traffic. People in the
rural areas are slowly but surely
coming into their own, with ex-
tension of telephones, electric
lines and sanitary improvement*
It is evident that rood roads
are essential to complete this pro-
gram and people in Precinct £
are just as much entitle^ to good
roads as people are in any after
county, and if elected to this of-
fice he promises to give his best
thought ami energy not only to
the finances of the county but
also to obtaining the county’s part
in these farm-to-market roads.
W. E. (Dick) FOSTER
For Commissioner Precinct 4
I have decided to make the
race for Comissioner of Precinct
I assure you if elected, I will be
fair to each and every one. I
will take the money we have and
work the roads to the best of my
My formal announcement will
appear at a later date.
W. E. (Dick) FOSTER
Gtbardin’t shorts for Urtle brys,
3 to 8; also knit suits, sizes 8
to 8, at King’s.
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