Stamford American (Stamford, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. , Ed. 1 Friday, October 18, 1940 Page: 2 of 8
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ahato American will be gladly and fully cor
Mfaur brought to tha attention of tha publisher.
CLEBURNE HUSTON. Editor mad Owner
Friday at tha Stamford American office at
lfl East Hamilton Street
1. Q—In what order will
riitnnU bo considered for
ficet ion and induction into
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, f 1 PER YEAR
■ Badge of Honor
Every man who registered under Uncle Sam’s selective
doe program Wednesday received a small card called
ition Certificate. 1 ,t "" —-——-
This card shooMbe treasured‘by the registrant as
ge of honor.'For one thigg it labels you as a man in’his
-not a boy, neither growing old. More important, you
i a man ready for your country’s call, one of those free men
one honor it will be to preserve America from any foe in
s critical era.
>f the basic principles of
service system U that
m Wanted on
Yours the Higher Privilege
As one of those born too soon, who does not have the
privilege of registering again as in 1917, we salute you aa
true men who will not falter wherever your country calls you
te serve. We whose lot it is to form the second line of defense
trust and honor you who have the higher privilege of serv-
ing In the front line. Neither of us will fail the other rnone of
can ever betray America!
all resist ______
an equal idsr in which
individual onsidered for
wU be dc
1 Q—1 cal registrant
receive a sber?
; A—Yes registration ia
complete cal area, tha
registrati 11 be shuffled
and mixe nbering. Each
person 1 » a might ri a
serial no list of those
numbers I area will be
posted fi sanction. It.
is canto** there will not)
bo nsorq registrants In
any staj^l te serial non
In each local board arm a Govern:
President, will appeal Mem any
local board decision which be be*
Haves- ft wrong. If i citteen feds
that Ragiatrant X, who has been
given a deferred classification,
should bo classified as available
for training, ha will present his
ill present his
will then act.
facts in secrecy to the
issible service Appeal Agent who w
lottery* na- The Government Appeal Agent
will also help ignorant registrants
to secure justice.
beta will a 8500 or loss.
8. Q—1 sr 1 in each
area be sn called for
. A—No. corresponding
to the nu h local area—
probably 16,00—will be
Children Need Nit Have
Oat in sad old England today it is those who are struggling
to “keep the home fires bunting” who are being slain by
eaemy bombs, maybe ten to one over the soldiers in uniform
Here as there, all must sacrifice, all must serve.
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In Stamford as throughout the nation, -there are still too
■uj people pleasure bent. Too many employers, too many
employees, too many mothers, too many wives are making
^■ll 11 mil'II pnrlir i tin ii mnin busings instead of the.re-
ccuatinDal pMtime ior which tfegx arejptwiAej. ........
We have seen men in Stamford lose their business aifc
workers lose their jobs because of too much time devoted to
cards, marble machines, golf or other amusements. We have
haimn of Stamford women whose children have been neglect-
ed to their sorrow and whose homes have gone on the rocks
because parties and sports became their everyday business.
All of us should be wise enough to know that pleasure is ex
trendy elusive when too ardently pursued.
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We Haven’t Begun to Pay
What has been said of home folk and personal affairs, is
gpdly true of national life and our defense problem. Do you
tbtek preparedness is any easy thing? Do you see only the
voting enormous sums of money, factories building
i, tenlt« and cannon and shipyards turning j>ut battle
T Do you see merely a few million men taken from their
duties for a year of military training?
You have not looked even a year ahead. America might
on well begin tightening its belt We have an enormous debt
'to pay. In Churchill’s words, England is paying in sweat and
ittod. We are going to pay in sweat sacrifice and taxes end
jupeand pray that our blood will not be required. You haven t
■van begun yet to pay the increased taxes already levied. We
towen't even yet sent our first boys marching off to learn to
.jAoot, stab and bomb.
Harder Days to Come
—*•- No, the hard-part hasn’t begun. Hours of labor are still
tbeing shortened, but the time will come when toil will in-
crease. Business has been boosted by armament orders, but
the day will come when America will suffer from loss of
foreign trade in a warring world, the South particularly from
Imb of cotton export markets. The handful of men drafted
tfeb winter will increase in a few years until every home is
Military machines are not built cheaply.. All America
-arfll sweat, toil and sacrifice in the coming years or else suf-
fnr the terrible punishment that Britain is now suffering or
toe worse fate of France.
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This is Dirty Politics
That roughnecks on frequent occasions have thrown toma-
toae, eggs and whatnot at Wendell L. Willkie is condemned
md regretted by all good citizens, regardless of party or pre-
ss to the Presidential candidates. TTiat whispering
and ao »
■ in Washing-
ton. D.C., ring for order
will take sample, Nuni-
on first, then
Under one name or another
diphtheria has been recognised aa
a distinct disease, for more than
two thousand years. Nevertheless,
the germ responsible for this com
municable and dangerous child-
hood infection was not discovered
was not ,________ ___________
until fifty-six yeartjago. The dis- huat at Mrs. Letter’s for the Bible
der in which
then be made
4. Q— imber on the
code list —say Number
the number of the first man in each
local area to be called?
A—No. To insure the most com-
plete impartiality in the adminis-
tration of the selective service act,
another drawing will be held. This
. ono number will .ba.
drawn—possibly by the President
“orthe Uhfted'SCates. This. numb**'
might roncetVabIy.be Number 3033
and will be known as the key num-
ber. This will be the number of.the
first man called in each local area
5. Q—After the numbers have
been drawn in the national lottery,
what will happen then ?
A—A list of numbers, in the
order in which the men will be call-
ed for consideration, will then be
covery five years later of antitox-
in resulted in the development of
present methods of prevention and
treatment that has markedly re-
duced the diphtheria death rate.
. In 1913, Schick, a Viennese phy-
sician, devised a test to indicate
whether an individual ia suscept-
ible to diphtheria. In the same
year Von Behring, one of-the dts
coverers of the diphtheria organ-
ism, demonstrated that diphtheria
toxin, neutralised with antitoxin,
could be used to produce immun-
poeted in each area so that all may
know how soon he may expect
ho wffl ha placed fat
ctasa. Tha only way to get oat of
Joaiu. ^ w ________________________ Class I, is to peeve the right to •
campaign* and literature have been promulgated T
<m Willkie’s anceetry are equally reprehensible, and these tac».which shows the registrant is not
gfcs have been properly denied and condemned by Democratic suitable for
Mfj heads. Such antics do violence to the American spirit
bo called. Each man will then bo
assigned what is known as an “or-
rUsetftcatiea General Nature
1. Q—What does classification of
registrants mean ?
A—It means that every
between the ages of 21 and 36 who
registers on October 16, 1940, will
be classified according to his
availability for a year’s military
2. Q—What will be the classes
hi which the registrants will be
A—The main class—Class 1—
will be composed of those who are
available for training immediately.
Persons whose service in civil
capacities ia of great importance
(workers in munitions plants, for
example) will be placed in Claw
II, and their call to training wQ]
be deffered. Those with dependents
(wife, children, etc.).may be pi
in Class III. defTered on grounds
of dependency. Certain individuals
will be placed in Class IV when
their service is undesirable on
moral, physical, or other grounds
or because the law defers them
8. Q—How will this classifica-
tion be made?
A—The local boards will classi-
fy all registrants on the basis of
detailed qufstwnuirm^ jntorriows
with registrants, and other infor-
mation gained through private re-
4. Q—Will all registrants be
placed in Class I, unless additional
facts prove that they should re-
ceive a different classification?
A—Yea. If * ragiatrant doss not
claim a defferment, for exam]
_ mple, ho
will automatically go .into daw I.
If he fails to filf out nia question
air*, ho will ba placed in the mom
titoxin has been available for the
treatment of diphtheria. If anti-
toxin in adequate doses is adminis-
tered during the first day of the
disease, nearly 100 per cent of the
victims recover. When the delay
extends to the second day, the
deaths are about five per cent.
When given on the third, fourth,
fifth and sixth days, the fatality
percentages respectively are 12.6
per cent, 22 per cent, 29 per cent,
60 per cent. Interpreted ,in safly-
first terms, this roaans that if one’s
child is sick and has a sore throat,
your doctor should be called at
once. If his diagnosis is diphtheria,
he possesses toe scientific means
But the irony involved in the
above lies in the fact that children
need not have diphtheria. Aa pre-
viously stated, it ean be prevent-
ed in a large percentage of eaaes
by a simple, harmless unmu
treatment With toxoid.
The fact that in 1939 no less than
1,643 Texaa youngsters contracted
this disease is certainly no reflec-
tion on the available scientific
pons, but rather upon parental ig-
norance or negligence that deprived
them of the protection.
To the non-immonixed child,
diphtheria still represents a pow-
erful enemy. Aa little children are
the most defenseless. Sgai
drick Memorial Hospital for char-
Tho Ruth Ford circle met at tha
home of Mrs. H. C. Michael and In
her absence, Mrs. C. R. Sims sett*
ed as hostess. Mrs. A. J. Smith,
Jr., teught tho Bible, lesson. The
meeting was' attended by Mas-
dames Westfall, J. M. Lane, Ray-
mond- Hammer, Ray Carillo, Mor-
n, w. P. Crosby, J. E. Smith,
Rowell, George Smith, Otfao
Gilieaa, Prank Seay, Rodney Esell
and Weaver Medlin.
The Cynthia Millar and Floy
Hawkins circles held joint meet-
ings. A luncheon was held at noon
at the home of Mia. C. F. Upshaw
with Mrs. Upshaw and Mrs. B.
E. Yates as hostesses. At 8 o’clock
the group want to the home of Mrs
C. M. Lester for the Bible lesson.
The luncheon was attended
Mrs. George Smith, Mrs. J.
Smith, Mrs. Dave Prewit, Mrs. W.
G. Barrett, Mrs: Tom Elliott, Mrs.
J. K. Brady and the hostesses.
These women were joined by Mrs.
A. J. Bell and Mrs. A. F. Ashen-
The Laura Groner circle met
with Mrs. Alton McClellan. Mrs.
R. Tinsley taught the lesson. Mrs.
Sam Crawford, Mrs. T. A. Upshaw
Miss Lilias Penick, Mrs. Tinsley
end Mrs. McClellan were present.
®k,n Jacket* met
with Mrs. W. C. Cannon, who
taught the lesson. The election of
officers for the circle was com-
pleted at this time. Mrs. Annie
Hamilton ia chairman, Mrs. Ed
Podson, secretary; Mrs. Cannon,
Bible teacher; Mrs. J. T. Halseil,
California war* hors last weak vis-
iting in the homas of Mr/and
Mrs. Chariea Strauw sad Mr. apd
Mrs. Laois Bnssnwatesr. Dr. and
Mrs. Larina war* visiting fmmi
lativas after being in tha state for
tha marriage ofMiaa Bernice Baa-
_ y, yUSet te
Worth aa October 6. '
The Emanon Club will meet Fri-
ay afternoon with Mrs. L. M.
R. D. Baioum of Sen Angslo, who
has been here cince the middle of
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Mrs. J. G. High
Sunday her sister,
ComeUi, and Mr. aa
Mrs. Marshall IsMwinCoowUi and Mr.
and Mrs. Paul
sad Mrs. Walter
ity in human beings. Today toxoid _ ______F
Mrs. P. P. Berthelot, reporter.
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, . _____The
meeting was attended by Mmes.
Hsmilton, Dodson, Bcrtheiot, Can-
non and O'Brien,
The Anna Held circle met with
Mrs. H. V. McEireath. New offi-
cers were also elected for this
circle, with Mrs. George Campbell
as chairman. Miss Georgia Thorn-
ton, co-chairman; Mr*. G. G. Flour-
noy, Bible teacher; Mrs. McEireath
personal service; Mrs. Morris
Hicks, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. F.
B. Ramey, social chairman; Mrs.
W. C. Pratt, stewardship; Mrs.
Guy Bates, mission chairman, and
Mrs. W. E. Swanson, publicity
chairman. The meeting was attend-
ed by Mmes. Hicks, Bates, Plour-
noy, Campbell, C. N. Humphrey
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Improved Gas Heat Costs less/
Mr. and Mra. C. C. McDonald of
Spur were here last .week-end via
itlng relatives. .
The Bide-A-Wee Bridge Club
will meet Friday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cochran will
entertain the Couples Bridge Club
the opportunity to administer the
Even if your household budget it
small there is no reason now why
you should risk the health and
comfort of your family this winter
by trying to keep warm huddled
in one or two rooms. The new
efficiency of modern gas heating
equipment brings the cost of gas
heat still lower. So you can afford
to heat your entire house.
protective treatment when the
child is beween six months and
one vear of age. A very definite
risk is run if immunity is delayed
until school age, as the prevalence
and death rates testify.
Three months after toxoid treat-
ment the physician will administer
tha Schick test to determine if pro-
tection has been adequately estab-
Thus science and the physician
are unusually well equipped to
fight diphtheria. Indeed, the de-
fenses are almost perfect. How-
ever, parental recognition of this
fact coupled with intelligent action
most bo more general than K ia
today if diphtheria illnesses are to
ba drastically reduced.
William Donnell of Wichita
Falls visited here test week with
his cousin, Mrs. R.'H. Dobyns.
J. K. Moore of
her* test week-end,' visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Georgs Corse of
Lorain* spent last week-end here
visiting Mrs. Cone’s mother,
Stella william*, and friends.
at tha home <
Mrs. Otis 1
dent; Mrs. E<
ship vice pres
son, Mra. L.
Mrs. R. L Ba
Cake and <
list Church i
spread hutch i
at noon Sund
study for to
Mr. Olid' Mrs. W. J. Van Bibbor
of Ranger era here this week visit-
ing telativos. Mrs. Van Bibber 1s
a daughter of Mr. and Mra. J. H.
Howard Overby, who ia attend-
ing .Texas Tech at Lubbock,
eently cam* home for A visit with
hte parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Mrs. W. P. Lyles returned home
Wednesday afternoon of test week
.after aa extended visit. She spent
weeks ia Ptobte. Colorado,
with her sister, than seven weeks
in San Francises, California, with
In tho same class with these acts can be placed the at-
todts oiHElliott Roosevelt for accepting » captain’s commia-
Mhra in the reserve corps. Elliott, of course, gave up a salary
any times that of a captain to perform a service for his
—hi i jr Politicians have tried to make young men of draft
amo believe that favoritism was shown. In an effort to hurt
tot candidacy <*f President Roosevelt. Actually such false
-propaganda will hurt the country more than the candidate.
Qg ft what you wish, but we call it obstructing tha draft.
fkteral Maori* Mooting
of the Central
' • v-.av'*
wou to l&r ukc
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Huston, Cleburne. Stamford American (Stamford, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. , Ed. 1 Friday, October 18, 1940, newspaper, October 18, 1940; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth973046/m1/2/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stamford Carnegie Library.