The Bogata News (Bogata, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, December 14, 1951 Page: 1 of 4
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The Bogata News
Child is Killed
When Struck by
A two-and-a-half year old Mt.
Pleasant child Was crushed to
death near Bogata, when she fell
, from a moving car into the path
of a hay truck. The accident oc-
curred about 2 p. m. Saturday on
U. S. Highway 271, a mile and a
half northwest of Bogata.
The child, Sylvia Sue Edwards,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ches-
ter Edwards of Rt. 1, Mt. Pleas-
ant, was in the rear seat of the
family sedan. The door came
open, either by the child’s mani-
pulation or in some other way,
and she fell to the pavement, the
truck running over her.
The baby fell from the car to
^^the highway directly in the path
^■of the oncoming truck, driven,
officers said, by Carl Knabe of
Oklahoma, who was absolved of
all blame in the accident.
She and her mother and an
aunt, Mrs. Bascom Hinson, were
on their way to Paris to bring
home Mrs. Hinson’s son, a Paris
Junior College student.
Officers were called from
Clarksville to make investigation.
The child’s body was taken to
Bogata Funeral Home, after a
physician’s examination, and was
then removed to Mt. Pleasant.
The funeral, Sunday at 2 p. m.
was held at Union Hill comrfiun-
ity church near Mt. Pleasant, and
interment was made in the ceme-
tery there. The Rev. J. D. Mc-
Clung, Baptist pastor, officiated.
Surviving besides the parents,
are three sisters, Patsy Jane Ed-
wards, Linda Gale Edwards and
Carol Jean Edwards, and the
granparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
.-•'V. Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
tTicer, all living near Mt. Pleas-
BOGATA, RED RIVER COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1951
By DAWSON DUNCAN
. Austin. — Allan Shivers had an
I early political Christmas gift laid
1 in his lap and his willingness to
j accept it spelled out a guide on
! nex^ year’s Texas politics.
! It made virtually certain this
Governor Shivers for re-elect-
I ion and leader of a Southern coal-
! ition to block President Thuman’s
Atty. Gen. Price Daniel against
Sen. Tom Connally for the Unit-
ed States Senate.
Secretary of State John Ben
Shepperd one of the early an-
nouncers in a big field for Attor-
'hie top characters in next
year’s political role won’t make
it official until January. Only
very unexpected developments
could change the cast, however.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Hammett
and son and Mr. and Mrs. Royce
Dee Hammett of Clarksville, were
Sunday guests of their parents
and grandparents, Mr, and Mrs.
H. D. Brown.
The Times has received an in-
vitation to attend graduation ex-
ercises of officer candidate class
six of the Ft. Sill. Okla., Offi-
cer Candidate School, on Tuesday
morning, Dec. 18 at 9:30 o’clock.
It contained the card of Bob
Keith Alsobrook, Lieutenant Un-
ited States Army. Lt. Alsobrook
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug
Alsobrook of Rugby and a gradu-
ate of Bogata High School. He
received his basic training at
Camp Chaffee, Ark. Prior to his
entry into the service, he operat-
ed a service station in Deport.
NEW MANAGER IN
CHARGE OF C. OF C.
J. C. Killingsworth, .new mana-
ger of the Clarksville Chamber
| of Commerce, arrived • Sunday
I from Cleveland, and assumed his
j duties Monday. He is filling a po-
sition which has been vacant since
the death early this year of Bill
Select Gifts With Care
Selection of Toys for the Kiddie; Smokes, Toilet-
ries, Watches for the Men; Candy, Cosmetics and Gift
Shop Pottery and hundreds of other gift items too num-
‘ erous to mention for the Ladies. Make your selection
today while our stock is complete.
BUCKMAN DRUG STORE
USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
32-Pc. DINNER SETS, PYREX, ENAMELWARE
CARVING ^ETS, FLASH LIGHTS
POCKET KNIVES, SHOT GUNS
RIFLES, AIR RIFLES
THERMOS BOTTLES, THERMOS JUGS
LUNCH KITS, PRESSURE COOKERS
TRICYCLES, BOYS’ WAGONS
DRIPOLATORS, COPPER TEAKETTLES
IRONING BOARDS—Wood and Metal
GOLD SEAL RUGS
G. E., SUNBEAM and BETTY CROKER IRONS
BRITT LASSITER HARDWARE
Phone 87 BOGATA
It has been said that “Happiness stems from a
feeling of security.” Only a few words, but they can
mean so much in the lives of many of us.
We can think of no better way of having finan-
cial security than a systematic savings program.
" » ”
1 > If you have never tried our banking service,
come in to see us. You will find us friendly and co-
First National Bank
Uf b6gata. tfxas ; < , 14
The Bank of Person# Service , ^
By Book Club
The amateur program which
was held Thursday night at the
high school gymnasium for the
CARE box for Korea was a big
success. The sum of $77.75 was
collected and the following pro-
gram was presented:
Opening song, “America” —
Experiences Giggling — Mrs.
All I Want for Christmas is My
Two Front Teeth—Cerita Gibson,
Progress March—Ouida West-
brook and Lynn Buckman.
Cold, Cold Heart—James Cas-
Alone with God, Trio — Miss
Nell Stephenson, Mrs. I. T. Ste-
phenson and Albert Anderson;
Garland Anderson, acc.
Beulah and Bill—Bonnie Smith
and Frances Mayes.
Rustle of Spring—Jean ■ Blan-
Down in the Valley, Barber
Shop Quartet—Newt Bryson, Rev.
L. L. Hanson, S. T. Smith, Mer-
vin Childers, Mrs. Ennis Stogner,
Miss Patricia Felts.
Shine on Harvest Moon—Lynn
Special Music—Lone Star Quar-
tet—John Watkins, Gene Lam'-
pord, Grant Collins, Delma
Barnes; Garland Anderson, acc.
Down Yonder, accordion num-
Huckleberry Finn—Miss Patri-
It Was Jesus—Mrs. Bess Pope
and Mrs. Mervin Childers; Mrs.
James Castleman, acc.
What Do You Think of That—
June Damron; Mrs. Gordon Al-
Extra Special Music—Mr. and
Mrs. James Castleman and Mr.
and Mrs. Mervin Childers.
Ole Man River—Nell Stephen-
Dancing—Regina and Carolyn
Style Show—Fashions of Today
consisted of the following gentle-
men: Rev. W. D. Thompson, Al-
vin Wood, Marvin Jones, Glen
White, William Rozell, Boyce
Buckman, Guy Smelser, Howard
Edd Bryson and James Gibson.
The Paris Junior College “Good
Will” program followed.*’
The Bogata Book Club wishes
to thank each one who helped
make the program a success.
Mrs. Rosa Daniels
Mrs. Rosa Daniels. 71 of near
Clarksville, passed away Dec. 5
at the home of a son, Milas Lef-
fell, where she had made her
home for several years. Funeral
service was held Dec. 6 at the
First Baptist Church in Bogata,
conducted by the pastor, the Rev.
L. L. Hanson, with burial in Bo-
She is survived by several chil-
I dren. She was a former resident
j of Bogata and Fulbright commun-
Rain and Cool Wave
A cool wave moved in on this
area following a big rain early
Saturday morning. Temperatures
have dipped below the freezing
mark each morning. Some cotton
is still in fields and farmers are
needing dry weather to finish the
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hill. Mr. and
Mrs. George Hill and Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff Adams of Fulbright,
attended the wedding of their
nephey, B. W. Cruse and Miss
Gena Tosch of Mesquite on Sat-
urday night at Mesquite.
Loyd Tucker of Slaton, arriv-
ed TTiursday for a visit with his
sister, Mrs. Nora Lawler in De-
port, his brothers, Elbert Tucker
of Fulbright and Will Tucker of
Bogata. A dinner was given Sun-
day in the home of Mrs. Lawler
in his honor. Attending were Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Early of Paris, Mr.
and Mrs. Emory Cassell of De-
troit, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Tucker
of Fulbright and Mr. and Mrs.
Will Tucker of Bogata.
HAVE CHRISTMAS DINNER
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wilkinson
entertained Sunday with a Christ-
mas dinner and tree; a little ear-
ly because two of their children
were here who couldn’t be back
for Christmas—Lt. Thomas Paul
Wilkinson of El Paso and Mrs.
Leonard Thompson of Ponca City,
Ok. Those attending were Lt.
and Mrs. Thomas Paul Wilkin-
son and children, Paul and Glen-
da of El Paso, Mr. and Mrs. Leon-
ard Thompson of Ponca City, Ok.,
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Glover and
son, Eddie of Mt. Pleasant, Mr.
and Mrs. Chares Wilkinson and
son, Lynn, of Johntown, and Mr.
and Mrs. Jap Chesshir of Bogata.
Coats & Moore to
Drill East of Talco
W. M. Coats ami R. E. Moore,
Longview, are to drill a 5.000-foot
Paluxy hole twelve miles east of
Talco. It will be No. 1 R. L. Bry-
ant, 2,300 from the north and 330
from the east lines of the David
Abandonment is reported for a
deep pay try a mile north of Sul-
phur Springs, B. F. Phillips Jr.
No. 1 Travis Rhodes, L. P. Dikes
survey. The well had no show
in going to 7,349, apparently in
the Travis Peak.
Sam B. Hays Dies
At Mt. Pleasant
Sam B. Hays, prominent Mt.
Pleasant resident and church
worker, died at his home Thurs-
day. His death, attributed to a
heart ailment, occurred as he pre-
pared to arise and go about his
Hays was 77 years old and for
many years was in the ready-to-
wear business in Mt. Pleasant. He
was one of the most active mem-
bers of the Tennison Memorial
Church. He had served that in-
stitution as chairman of the board
and as superintendent of the Sun-
Hays is survived by his wife
and three children, Roger Hays
of Austin, Mrs. Charles G. Rook
of Lubbock, and Mrs. Velma Pat-
terson of Houston; two sisters,
MrS. Maggie Hudspeth of Clarks-
ville and Mrs. Josie Hudspeth of
Gillette, Ark., and five grandchil-
Tex. Farm Income
Up 27 Per Cent
Austin.—Farm income in Tex-
as during the first 10 months of
1951 averaged 27 per cent more
than the same period last year,
the University of Texas Bureau
of Business Research reports.
The October index was 29 per
cent above that of September,
statistics reveal. Research indi-
cates inflation rather than a good
crop year was responsible for the
greater farm income.
During January-October, 1951,
cumulative income from market-
ings of calves, as compared to the
same 1950 period, was up 123
per cent; cattle 57 per cent; wool
56 per cent; eggs 41 per cent;
grain sorghum and poultry, each
39 per cent: hogs 29 per cent; cot-
tonseed 28 per cent; and cotton
24 per cent. In the same com-
parison. rice income was down
11 per cent; flaxseed, 95 percent;
wheat 51 per cent; and peanuts
39 per cent.
Dr. Steve H. Grant Issues Statement
To His Patrons and General Public
Carol Jean Swaim of Talco.
spent the week end with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus
Swaim of Bogata.
To my friends and patrons and
the residents of the area of East-
ern Lamar, Red River, Titus and
I have served you to the best
of my ability for almost fifty
years and have given of my time
and strength and considerable
financial sacrifice to do so.
I did this, not for selfish rea-
sons, but from a desire to give
our community the best service
any little town .and community
anywhere could have, and to do
this I have made heavy financial
sacrifice. I was elected to a po-
sition on the staff of Paris Sani-
tarium a good many years ago,
which would have meant much
more financial returns. But al-
though I had bought a home in
Paris and was preparing to move
there, when the death of one of
our physicians and the retirement
of another one and the call to
army service of another, I felt it
was my duty to our community
to stay with you. This I did, and
ably assisted by many of the com-
munity’s citizens, I have prepar-
ed for and given my best.
But there comes an end of phy-
sical strength and endurance and
I have come to that end and have
to pass the work on to stronger
and I believe better hands.
I have sold my hospital to Dr.
Jack King, who, I believe to be
better qualified to carry on than
I have been.
While he has bought the hos-
pital and all my equipment, he
i can only be of service to our sec-
tion of country if you back him
up with your patronage and in-
As Edgar A. Guest has so aptly
said it. “It takes a lot of living
in a house to make it a home.”
And it takes a lot of patronage
to make a hospital. I have no
financial interest Whatsoever in
Dr. King's affairs, but let me say
this, if you want to have a first
class medical and surgical service
you will have to support him.
There has developed in the last
ten or fifteen years a tendency to
consider every doctor just over
the hill as a "specialist” in this
or that branch of medicine, but.
even the medical profession itself
is recognizing, at last, the harm
to our small towns and rural com-
munities this is doing, and is tak-
ing steps to check the tendency.
I have kept up pretty well I think,
with medical progress and I can
honestly say that many of the
best doctors jn the nation today
are “general practitioners," and
any doctor worthy of the name
does not hesitate to call for coun-
sel or send his patients to some
one else if advisable.
Now. please don't let any feel-
ing of loyalty to me personally,
keep you from Supporting our
hospital, and while I will con-
tinue to do a limited amount of
office work, I think now I will
not attempt to do any practice
very much longer.
Rather consider the interest of
our town and all it has, our
schools, our churches, our busi-
ness interests and everything
which we hold dear, and this ap-
plies not only to our town, but to
the area for many miles around.
I have made many mistakes and
errors, but I am turning the torch
over to one I believe to be better
qualified to carry it. Dr. Elder
will still be able to carry on and
I hope for many years yet.
I love opr town and the sur-
rounding communities and I want
you to take this in the spirit in
which it is written. I cannot
close without a tribute to Miss
Rhoda Oliver, who has given the
best years of her life to your ser-
vice. and to Dr. Elder and those
who have so loyally assisted me
| in the work, and to those public
I spirited citizens who have assist-
ed financially in the erection of
I the hospital which burned and
; the one to replace it. Whether
| I can continue to work longer or
not. it has been a pleasure to
serve you, and please remember,
in supporting your doctors and
the hospital you are serving your-
selves and the surrounding com-
1 munities. This is, - however, a
I free country and it is your privi-
lege 1o do as you please.
I DR STEPHEN H. GRANT.
Charlie Devlin returned home
this week from a Paris hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. John Coats of
Greenville, and Mr. and Mrs. Mi-
lam Pike of Bagwell, Mrs. John
Van Coats and children of Grand
Prairie, were guests Sunday of
Mrs. Vannie Seaman and Miss
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Brady and
son, Keith of Elk City, Ok., spent
the week end visiting his bro-
ther and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Brady and son, Pvt. Oscar
Brady. They hadn’t seen each
other in over 22 years.
G E Refrigerator
G E Deepfreeze
G E Washer
G E Roaster
G E Mixing
G E Radios
G E Electric
Bogata Lumber Co.
A Good Range would make a most acceptable Christmas Gift—something
the home-maker would truly appreciate.
We have a Range for every size family and every
FLORENCE, DETROIT JEWEL
Fourteen new ones just received in a price range—
$69.95 to $169.95
New Pottery Dishes
Ballerina Pottery in outstanding
Decorator Colors. In Chartruese,
Burgundy and Yellow. Guar-
anteed against checking or glaza
cracking. Priced, 20-pieee start-
er set for
Must be seen to be appreciated.
Plenty of EASY ROCKERS
Bogata Hdw. & Furn. Co.
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