The Deport Times (Deport, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 16, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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DEPORT, LAMAR COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1942
With the Men
Mrs. Bruce Jones returned Friday
from Camp Blanding, Fla., where
she had been with her husband. Sgt.
Jones has been transferred to North
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Nance have re-
ceived word from their son, Pvt. El-
bert S. Nance, that he has been
transferred to Camp Crowder, Mo.,
from Camp Walters.
Lieut. Tom A. Conner, who is sta-
tioned at Colorado and Mrs. Con-
ner of Omaha, were guests Thurs-
day in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
Sgt. John David Ball, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Ball of Minter, has
been transferred from Fort Bliss,
El Paso, to Fort White, Oregon.
Pvt. Steve Womack of . Camp
Barkley, Abilene, spent a few hours
Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. Y. Womack at Halesboro.
Pvt. Kenneth D. Kennedy, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kennedy of Cun-
ningham, sent in for his address to
be changed from Sheppard Field,
Wichita Falls to Santa Monica, Cal.
Pvt. Jas. E. Woodall, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E.. E. Woodall of Hales-
boro, is now stationed at Camp
Roberts, Calif. He was transferred
weeks ago from Camp Wolters. Min-
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shiver of De-
port R2, received a notice Monday
that their son, Charles Shiver, who
has recently been transferred to
Camp Swift, Bastrop, has been pro-
moted from corporal to sergeant.
Sgt. J. R. House, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bud House of Pattonville, while
on leave from Rice Field, Lake
Charles, La., visited his relatives,
Mr. and Mrs. George Powers and
Mr. and Mrs. . Charlie Adams in
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McMikel of
Deport, have received a letter from
their son, Pvt. Arthur McMikel,
whom they hadn’t heard from in
two months. He has been transfer-
red from Camp Wolters to the army
air base at Chico, Calif.
Mrs. W. E. Rollins received word
last week that her son-in-law, Staff
Sgt. Ralph Turner, has been trans-
ferred from Camp Blanding, Fla., to
Fort Benning, Ga., to enter officers
training school. Mrs. Turner, the
former Miss Mary Sue Rollins, has
joined him to spend the remainder
of the summer.
Jess Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs.
O. P. Morris of Bogota, spent Thurs-
day and Friday with his parents
while on leave from the navy. He
is on a supply ship and took part in
the Midway battle. His ship, on
which he is a petty officer, was tor-
pedoed three times but arrived safe-
ly in port after the battle.
Staff Sgt. Gus W. (Willard) Mc-
Gill, son of Jim McGill of Deport, is
here for a ten-day furlough. Wil-
lard, who is stationed at New Or-
leans, La., left Deport nine years
ago and has been in the army four
years. He is mess sergeant and says
his commanding officer says his out-
fit has the best meals of any outfit
in the army.
Aviation Cadet Howard Nobles,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nobles
of Deport, joined the army air corps
in April. At home just before leav-
ing for training, he remarked to his
brother, Sgt. Bud Nobles and his
brother-in-law, Tech. Sgt. Cliff
Reid of the air ground forces at Per-
rin Field, Sherman, that he would
land his plane there in three months
and have them service it for him.
Last week A|C Howard Nobles was
transferred from Ft. Worth to Per-
rin Field for his advanced training,
and his brother, Sgt. Bud Nobles is
mechanic in charge of keeping How-
ard’s plane in flying condition.
HARKRIDKR TO AMARILLO
John Harkrider, general contract-
or, and his crew of truck
others, left Saturday for
where he is one a£ the _
on a government project.
Enlists in Army for
A. C. Spencer, teacher of voca-
tional agriculture in the Deport
school during the past year, has ten-
dered his resignation and left Tues-
day for Chanute Field, Rantoul, 111.,
where he will take training in the
air force of the army. This training
will lead to a position as instructor
in the air force technical school.
Mrs. Spencer accompanied her hus-
band to Rantoul. The Spencers made
many friends during their year’s
stay in Deport.
Freezing of Asphalt
Win Vitally Affect
Building of Roads
A war order restricting use of as-
phalt for roads and streets will af-
fect topping work that was to have
started later on the Deport-Milton
farm to market road. Much of the
crushed rock has been placed on this
road, but it is necessary to put on a
topping or binder to make it water-
proof and prevent it wearing into
chug holes, grinding up and blow-
Lamar County Engineer Smith is-
sued a statement saying he did not
know yet what effect the order
would have on oiling roads with oil
containing a paraffin base.
Married Men Will
Be Last Taken In
Filling The Army
Washington. — Draft headquarters
specifically directed local boards
Tuesday to call up married men last,
taking single war workers before
husbands and fathers.
The local boards were instructed
by orders sent out Monday night to
fill their quotas in this order:
1. Single men with no dependents;
2. Single men who do not contrib-
ute to the war effort but who have
3. Single men with dependents and
who contribute to the war effort;
4. Married men without children
who are not engaged in the war ef-
5. Married men without children
who are engaged in the war effort;
6. Married men living with wife
and children or children only and
who are not engaged in the war ef-
7. Married men living with wife
and children or children only who
are engaged in the war effort.
To be classed as a married man a
registrant must have been married
before Dec. 8, 1941, and must be
living with his wife or children.
Barnard Gets Job On
W. C. Barnard, WPA project sup-
erintendent, has been appointed to
the War Engineers division and left
Monday for Los Angeles for pre-
liminary training before leaving
south in 30 days to work on the
Panama-Alaska highway somewhere
in Central America.
Mrs. Barnard and daughter, Mary
Margaret, will remain in Bogata for
the time being as engineers work-
ing on foreign soil are not permitted
to take their families with them at
Barnard, who will be an assistant
engineer, will be succeeded on the
highway project by Bill Evans of
LAMAR COUNTY BACK OF
NATION’S WAR EFFORT
Sale of war stamps and bonds in
Lamar county during July is above
the $90,000 mark. The qounty’s quo-
ta for July is $157,300. It will re-
quire a real effort to put Lamar
over the top for this month.
WYATT MAKES GOOD
RECORD AT ET^TC
Commerce. — Graydon Wyatt, son
of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Wyatt of Cun-
ningham, a senior student at ETSlC,
where he is a student assistant in
“ library, this week will complete
first term of the summer session.
to college offici-
Heart Attack Takes jArtemus Bell Dies
Life of Jack Jeffus, At Rosalie Home
of Wichita Falls Of Heart Disease
Funeral services for Jack Jeffus,
36, Wichita Falls banker and for-
mer Deport man, who succumbed to
a heart attack Sunday morning at
his home south of Wichita Falls,
were held Tuesday at the First
Methodist church with Dr. Paul E.
Martin, pastor, officiating. Burial
was at Riverside cemetery.
Attending physicians said death
resulted from formation of a clot in
the circulatory system at the heart.
Jeffus suffered what he thought was
an attack of indigestion Saturday
but arose early Sunday morning in
good spirits and apparently feeling
He was assisting his wife in pre-
paring to entertain guests later in
the day when he suffered the at-
tack about 9:20 a. m. Coming in
F. Artemus Bell, 60, died at his
home in Rosalie Wednesday night at
8:30 and was buried in the Bogata
cemetery after services at the Ro-
salie Methodist church at 4:00 Thurs-
day afternoon. Rev. C. S. Wilhite
of Talco officiated, assisted by Rev.
W. E. Howell of Bogata and Rev.
Vernon V. Voss of Cuthand.
Death was due to a heart attack
which ended more than a year of
illness from a heart affliction.
Mr. Bell was bom in Tennessee
Feb. 14. 1882 and came to Texas with
his parents in 1887. He married
Miss Minnie Towns in 1905 and was
the father of four children: Clyde
Bell and Mrs. Wayne Pirtle of Ro-
salie and Clara Mae and Billy at
Beside his wife and children he
is survived by three brothers: Fate
and Bert of Rosalie and Ollie of Bo-
gata; one sister: Mrs. A. P. Kerr
of Dallas, and three grand children.
Pallbearers at the funeral were
his nephews, John, Hobart, Gray-
son and Walter Lee Bell, Cullen
Benson and Floyd Ellison.
Nazi Writer Says
Bern, Switzerland. — The German
newspaper Frankfurter Zeitung car-
ried a dispatch from a correspond-
ent on the Russian front Monday re-
porting that the Crimean stronghold
of Sevastopol, recently a “hell of
smashing bullets,” now is a dead
city where “one is afraid of his own
from the yard Jeffus complained of voice,
not feeling well, and suddenly | He wrote that occasionally a wall
collapsed. A physician was summon- 1 collapses and one hears a strange
ed but death followed in about 40 echo. There is not a single house
(Turn to Page Four Please) offering shelter, he said.
From the Sea Bag of
By EDGAR L. BRYSON
Several days have passed since
the Fourth of July, but, like the old
steer who found a break in the
fence, I have not ‘forgotten it.
For one thing, it was the quietest
Fourth I ever saw. If Hitler and
his stale (and I do mean stale)
mates expected us to take the day1
off and waste a lot of explosives,
he was disappointed. Work went
on as usual, and I didn’t hear a gun
all day. In fact, I had almost for-
fotten it was the Fourth until chow'
time and I stepped in line and grab-
bed a platter. Among other things,
there was turkey and boiled ham—
all one wanted of both—also cigars
and cigarettes. I’m sure FDR didn't
have a better dinner than we had
I Sink a Couple
After working hours, however, I
but to tell you the truth I feel like
I had just returned from Reno.
Bring a new family-size for the old
She brought it out. I named it a
German U-boat and set to work
sinking it as I had done the battle-
wagon, only taking more time and
letting it down by degrees so I
could watch it suffer. When it had
gone to the bottom and I was dig-
ging out my pipe, the waitress once
more approached and once again in-
quired about another one.
“Ma’m" I says, “I’m real sorry to
disappoint you, but I’m not hollow
any'higher than the first limbs. Be-
sides, Plato says a thirsty man may
be drawn by the appetite to drink.
But his reason may counsel him to
refrain.” With that off my chest,
I stood up, tested my legs, found
“ ; i muuu up, icsieu my legs, luum
decided to go ashore and see what thom to be still aUached, though in
was doing in town. It was unusu- cijnctj tD break down and give up
ally hot that afternoon, and as 11 the slightest unnotice. Calling
jjp some of the will power I had
never used before, I squared my hat.
passed an air-conditioned cafe it1
occurred to me that a bottle of cold
beer would not be amiss even for turned and walked out the dool\
such a tireless teetotaler as you
know me to be. So I walks inside,
sits down and wraps my legs around
a stool. When a waitress approach-
ed I asked her what she had to
drink that was cold.
‘Beer and ale,” she says, looking
some disheartened when I motioned
the menu away.
“Ale?” I repeats, “Now, I don’t
remember ever having any ale, but
I do feel a bit aleish. Bring me a
bottle of your ale, ma'm.”
“We have the family-sized bot-
tles only,” she replies, eyeing me
“Ma’m,” I says, determined not to
be talked out of what I wanted, “if
I remember correctly, Webster said
one mai» can constitute a family.
Bring along your family-size.” I
She brought it out, set it before}
me, and I immediately dubbed it a |
Jap battleship and at once set about
sinking it. After some time, some
effort and some crowding of inter-
ior capacity, I sank it, and sat back
to rest and enjoy the gradual growth
of beauty around me.
“You wouldn’t care for another,
would you?” It Was the waitress
again with her abstract salesman-
ship to which I w«i then peculiar*
, "latte* I answers, “far be it
Almost the Fountain
It was my luck, however, to meet
a gold braid just as 1 got on the
sidewalk. I swung my arm for the
salute and it seemed to me my hand
traveled a quarter of a mile before
it touched my forehead. I did not
mind the extra exertion, though,
for everything about me was look-
ing so good. It occurred to me that
perhaps I had been wasting a lot
of time in prowling about the coun-
tryside looking for the Fountain of
Eternal Youth, and I made a mental
not to go back to that cate next
time I was ashore and to find out
where the ale was made. I changed
my mind next morning, however,
when the lights came on and I op-
ened one eye and raised my head to
see where I had put my pants. I
had a new kind of headache, and it
seemed to me that all the old ones
I had ever had had come over to
get acquainted and spend the day
with the new one.
Well, anyway, it is a year until
the next Fourth, by which time I
hope Hitler will be permanently un-
conscious and we can waste all the
fireworks we please. Perhaps then
I will celebrate the day in a man-
ner that will not be followed with
*«9phal*igia. Yours truly.
Sixteen of Twenty
Stolen Auto Wheels
Sixteen of the 20 automobile
wheels and two automobile radios
stolen at Paris the night of June 30,
have been recovered. Charges have
been filed against Virgil C. Kirk-
land, 21 year old white man. A gang
of automobile thieves has been op-
erating in Northeast Texas and
Southwest Arkansas, according to
the Sheriff’s Department.
Kirkland admitted stealing the
cars and stripping them of the i
wheels and tires. His bond was sot
at $1,500. The other four involved
in the theft are facing charges in
Women Can Fruits
and Vegetables for
Hot Lunch Room
Thirty-three women employed by
WPA are now engaged in canning
fruits and vegetables to be used in
connection with the noonday hot
lunches for children in the Deport
school and other schools in this sec-
tion. This work has been going on
since June 8, and up to Monday noon
they had put up 4,759 cans of beans,
carrots, greens, berries and corn.
Corn is being canned exclusively
during the past few days. It is be-
ing secured from the land recently
sold to the federal government by
farmers near Reno, where the new
air support command base is being
constructed. Grown on heavy, black
land, the quality of the corn is said
to be unusually good.
Hot Days Favor Cotton
Most Fields Clean,
Putting Up Hay
Old Man Summer has come to
this area for an extended stay, his
arrival Monday being one of those
days in which the thermometer
climbed to nearly 100 degrees, and
has repeated the dose every day
since. There has been some breeze
at night, making sleep possible.
It has been real cotton weather,
according to farmers, causing the
plants to send down tap roots for
moisture and too Lot for inserts to
seriously affect the crop.
Many farmers now have their
fields cleaned and are putting up
hay. which crop is said to bo good
We Have A War To
Win; Won’t Be Easy
We had a visitor recently. He
came in to tell us, confidentially,
that the war will be over in six
months. Victory in six months? A
pleasant dream. But this is no time
for dreaming. This war will be won
the hard way. It will be won when
the United Nations have organized
the power to crush, first Germany,
then Japan—and have marshaled,
supplied, fed and transported the
armies which alone can liberate Eu-
rope on the one hand. Asia on the
other. Six months? Let the wish-
thinkers bet on Santa Claus. Let
the rest of us bear down, work hard-
er, strive more earnestly, give more
generously, fight, sweat and pray.
We have a war to WIN.—Philadel-
Red Cross Aids
submitted to Congress a report of
the American Red Cross showing
that more than 15,000,000 persons ill
Europe, Asia and Africa had receiv-
ed “effective assistance” through
The report said the value of the
foreign war relief made available
to all foreign countries by the Am-
erican Red Cross as of April 30,
1942, totaled $60,732,194.
RED RIVER REGISTRANTS
INDUCTED INTO ARMY
Secretary M. L. Wren of ihe Red
River county draft board reports
the following registrants from this
section have just been inducted into
Officers Elected For
Deport Stock Show
Deport Community Stock Show
Club met Monday night to elect of-
ficers, appoint committees and make
preparations for the stock show to
be held October 17 in Deport.
The following committees were
appointed for the different classes
of livestock to be shown:
Dairy Cattle—John Lee, R. L.
Merritt, F. B. Johnson, Jim Rollins,
Beef Cattle—Joe Kelsey, Bob
Thomas Young, P. C. Grant, Troy
Grant, Mack Glover.
Goats—Sid Grant, R. L. McDowfa.
Hogs—Earl Grogan, J. B. Ballard,
Saddle Stock and Work Stock—
Virgil Wood, Buck Matthews, Lee
Lawler, Guy Smelser.
Members of each committee are
invited to be present at the next
meeting of the club on August 15
in order that the problems of judg-
ing can be settled and further plans
can be laid to include all classes of
It was decided that all registered
stock would be shown in a class
separate from all grade stock.
Dean Oliver and George Fuller
were appointed ringmasters.
The following officers were elect-
ed: P. C. Grant, president; Buck
Matthews, general manager and
Jack G. Davis, secretary. All in-
terested parties are invited to at-
tend the next meeting on August 15.
Cecil Warren Glover, Bogata.
on Highway 271
Construction of a cutoff on High-
way 271 between Johntown and Bo-
gata is half completed, according to
Work is now in progress on a con-
crete bridge over Mustang creek,
one of two bridges to be built, and
John Harkrider’s ground moving
crew has been whipping the base
into shape rapidly since the rains
Around 30 WPA men from all over
the district arc employed on the
project which is expected to last an-
other throe or four months.
County-Wide Vote On
Sale Of Beer May Be
Held in Lamar
Petitions are being circulated in
Lamar county which will be pre-
sented to the Commissioners Court,
asking that a county-wide election
be held to determine if beer shall
be sold in Lamar county. Beer is
now for sale in only one district in
Lamar, comprising the county seat
of Paris, The first petition drawn
came from Blossom with 150 names.
Beer was sold in the Blossom pre-
cinct in other days, but was voted
out last year. Paris ministers are
said to be circulating petitions for
the county-wide vote.
Revival Begins at
A revival meeting will begin at
Martin school house Thursday night,
July 16. Rev. Meredith E. Wyatt,
Baptist pastor of Deport, will do
the preaching and one of the local
singers will lead the music.
Services will be held in the open
air each evening beginning at 8:55.
A cordial invitation is extended to
everyone to come and help have a
FREE MAILING PRIVILEGE
FOR SOLDIERS ONLY
Relatives of soldiers are warned
by the Postoffice Department not to
try to use the free mailing privilege
of soldiers. Instances have been
noted where wives and other rela-
tives of soldiers have sent lUutU
marked as free soldiers’ mail. This
law applies only to mall sent
soldiers themselves and it is as
ous offense for others to
using it, according to postal,
soldiers’ wives should
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