The Ladonia News (Ladonia, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, August 23, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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Oldekl Weekly .Newspaper
In Fannin County
The Ladonia News
Serving Funnln, Unur,
Delta N Unit Counties
Ladon Texas, Friday, Auguil 2-t» i®35
Ity JULIAN GAl’KIt*, Jr.
Austin—Some real political 'fire
works is scheduled to l>e set olT in
Texas soon after adjournment ol
congress, when u house investignt
ing committee from Washington
will hold hearings in Dul'as in con
uection with the congressional
probe of lobbying. At that time
the committee plans to go thorols
into the matt r of lobbying t<
death of bills introduced in tIk
Texas legislature’s last session te
tax chain stores. Alieady. ii
Washington, the committee lap
brought out letters from forme;
State Sen. George Purl of Dulluv
chief lobbyist of the chain g'oiq
in the southwest, which are likeb
to cause sleepless nights for som<
political figures in Texas, who an
mentioned I y i ume. The hail
state tax was one of Gov. Allred’
platform demands, and he sent tin
question up to the 44th legislature
soon after it convened. Both tin
administration bill, and anothei
similar hill, offered from the finer
of the house, died in tire legislature
jam. Purl wrote boastful .ette"?
to thee head erf the national chair
store lobby, telling what purported
ter be the inside story of how the
bills were defeated. Ilis letter:
may cinbarass some e>f bis friend:
ami ought to give the people: some
ielea of bow certain politician:
spend their time during sessions ol
The current congress on d lobby
investigation is due to have iccer-
berations iu at least two Texas
congressional el strict?, possibly
more. Itep Sam Rayburn, spon
sor of much new eleal legislation,
including the utilities bill, in the
national house, and representative
of the Bonham district, has infor-
meel Texas friends here, they say,
that he will accept the e!J( ngeol
utility interests of Texas . ; efeat
him and will return u.i his
home district immediately aftei
congress a journs, to begin cam-
paigning. Rayburn is a ne cam-
paigner. and if the utility people
ofler a candidate ngainst him as
has been rumored for weeks, that
candidate is going to take on a
man’s size job.
The grapevine into Austin says
Gordon Burns of IIintsvilD, s
s inlying the rca -tion to Rep Put
ton’s rett lit national publicity, in
hi? borne district, and is not unwill-
ing bo- the lightning to strike him’
.f he should run against “Cousin
Nat,” Rep. “Slow’’ Daniel, of
Crockett, is probably not averse to
noving up to Burn's senate seat.
Daniel is a popular member of tin
louse, and is regarded by bis col-
leagues here as a competent and
evel headed 1< gislator.
Rep. Nat Patton, self-styled
“dumbest man in the United Stat-
es,” central figure in the cigar-box
angle of the nat'onal lobby probe,
is going to have opposition as re-
sult of that incident, reports here
Our grocery store and
filling illation on the cor-
ner of Kant Main atreet
and Commerce road.
Political observers here claim ti
ee the beginnings of a political
ift between the governor and th<
ittorney general, as a resuli
>f recent developments. T.,e ac
ion of the governor in taking tin
nitiative in t e battle on book
linkers, by obtaining mi injunctioi
■gainst the wire services supple ini
hem with racing informal ion, wa
he announcement that Gov Allred
iad reta ned special counsel out o'!
is law enforcement fund, to pusl
hose injunction eases. Observen
recalled thrt Atty. Gen. McCraw,
while district attorney of Dal'asct
lionecrcd the injunction method ol
•nforcement of criminal laws, and
hoy profes to he astonished that
is ofii <• diii not move against the
ookies without waiting for the
4ovoinji to take the initiative.
M (Craw's department has been
i me too happy over the way hi
nforcement of the oil consfiseatioi
aw has worked out. Major o
•ompanies claim the seizure of h
el ly the slate is doubtful eon
11 w nality, leaving the buyet witi
t ( h i ded title, and subject to po.-
iblo heavy liability in the futun
Because of this, in actual praetici
iob( dy bids on seized oil, usually
:xee| t the original owner from
whom it is seized. With no reai
competitive bidding, this oh has
ucen going for 40c a barrel.
Another Relief Problem:
P6 a. oai-YQl*] rtavCAB.
Soil Conservation LADONIA TO HAVE FAIR
During the summer months the
local churches are following a plan
ol meeting together for the Sunday
evening service, the pastors taking
nuns at delivering the sermon of
he occasion. The plan has proved
•ry practicable ihus lar, a good al-
e.Kj.iuct he u.g i ( poi led at cat 1 sei-
/ :e la id.
On next Sunday evening it ha?
• sen announced, the First Christian
lurch will be host for the service,
v fh the Kev. C. W. Shaw, Baptist
t> -lor, delivering the sermon. F.very
ii -n’ler inrl friend of the congrega-
tions represei ted is cordially invited
t i be present.
This smply means a hot oil op
erator can Idl his earto tanks with
illegaliy run oil. McCraw seizes
ami confiscates it for the state. A
public auction is held
bids but the original owner.
County F air Catalogs
Ready For Distribution
Tiie Fannin County Fair Associa-
tion announces that the 1932 Fair
catalogs have been completed and
Nobody C0P*e8 will he mailed upon request
jje I to those desiring them. The Asso-
Your old stove brings $5 as
payment on a new stove at
bids 40c a barrel. The state
issues a tender for this oil, now
blessed with a legal status. Tin
operator sells the oil in competition
with $1 legal crude. The thing has
been editorially criticized by Texas
newspapers as a “racket” whereby
the hot oil operator pays 40c a
barrel for th: right to violate the
then ! ciation states that preparations
going forward to make 1935 a I
ner year in history ol the lair.
Lojif Worms Lay
Kffiss On Leaves
An article in the News two wo ks
ago on the damage being done by llie
dreaded cotton lcafworins, contained
a statement rcgatdii g the propega-
tion of the insects which has aruu.-cd
a difference of opinion among some
of the reader* of the paper. It was
staled in the article that according to
general belief the insect hati lies
from eggs laid in the moist soil, and
that dry weather prevents them from
multiplying. Since jointing the ar.
tide, the News has been inlorimd Ly
Neal T. Scott, who back# up hi?
statement wi h positive proof, that
the eggs trom which the worm is
hatched are deposited on the undei
side of the leaf il-elf. Mr. Scott
brought several cotton leaves lo the
News oflic’, <m which were I he
I worms in all stages of development.
| from the egg to the larvu from which
emerges the lolly grown moth or ffy.
The News was completely con-
vinced hv Mr. Scott’s mere statement
' of the fuels, and ol course in the
1 presence ol the visible proof, there
is nothing more to be said. We
only wish lie could show us sonic
way to keep them from laying their
A meeting of landowners of Hunt
ami Fannin Counties, together with
County Agent V. J. Young of •Bea-
liam ami County Agent If. J. Green
of Greenville, was held la?l week in
Wolfe City for the purpose ol organ-
izing a Soil C uiiervation As oeiation
lor the section, lo he terxed by the
new CCC Camp recently established
il VVolle C'ty. lv H. Varuell, Soil
Erosion Specialist 1 om the regional
office at Cuidale, Tixu?, piruidtd at
Artic'es and by-law? «l lire associa-
tion wt-ie read, after which th-: fol-
lowing dirrctois vxcie rlec'rd: A.
W. Chainpiuu. Ladonia, VI .as Kecd,
Hone' Grove, Fail Aruold, Green-
ville, Henry Lewis, Celeste and J. E.
Harwell, Wolfe City.
l'he board of directois immediate-
ly went into session and elected the
following officer?: Earl Aruold,
president, J. E. Harwell, vice-presi-
dent ami A. W. Champion,treasurer.
The CCC Camp technician will serve
us the secretary ol ihc organization.
Krgular meetings will lie held on
the second Tuesday of eaeli month
ul 2 p. in. in the city hall al Wolfe
AND JERSEY SHOW SOON
Funeral For W. NJc^cIJl^
Rev. C. W. Shaw, l.adonia Baptist
pastor, conducted funeral services
Tuesday afternoon for W. N. Cat roll
who passed away ut his home south-
west of King schoolhouse Monday.
Services were held al the home, with
burial in the Gober ceuieteiy.
Mr. Carroll, who wus about 54
years ol uge, is survived hv his wife
arid seven children, three by a fot-
mer marriage and four by his present
wife. He is also survived by one
brother of Wichita Falls and three
sisters, two of l.adonia and one o.
Honey Grove, besides a number
friends over the community.
nighf. plans were inude to hold the
local community fair and Jersey
show within the next few weeks
Geo. W. fay for, J A. McFarland and
Otis \\ est were named a? a commit-
tee to secure an amusement feature
and to set the date of the fair. Much
interest in the showing of Jerseys is
m evidence this year, as a numbet of
local breeders have signed up to
show in larger fails. Despite the
fact that the date is expected to be
early. l.adonia is likely to have one
of the best fairs which lias been held
here in u long while. A. K. Yates,
president of the Chamber of Com
merce has indicated that every effort
will he put forth to make the fair
this year the very best ever held.
V ote For Hoad
Bond Aug. 2 till
Many new and interesting features
will be included in the big five day!
program this year, in the exhibits as !
well as the amusements, and the a?-]
sociation hopes to have even man.
woman and child iu Fannin Countv
attend this educational exposition,
which they themselves ha\e lord a
part iu making possible trom year t<> j
Mr. C'al T. Scott, I’residenf,
La onia (’tittle ('lull,
Muy we thank you for your
splendid cooperation is furthering
the interest of Duir? Week, as pro-
claimed by Governor A lied. The
message you have given to the
people of your community should
help impress upon them the neees
sity oi using more dairy products
If ut any time we can be of
service lo .you or to your club,
please call on us.
Very sincerely yours,
Glen I). Du vis, Bus. Mgr.
Last Texas Magazine
This bond issue will save the
I’outity 5300,000.00 interest on
bonds as the bonds to be voted
upon are refunding bonds and will
lie used to take up the Road Dis
trift Ronds The now bonds will
be a cheaper rate of interest and
the tax rate will never exceed f()c
for eacti issue and will be less when
the State takes up more peteentage
of the bonds by the gasoline taxesi
The second anniversary of the
opening of Kedaine Theater is being
rehhrated this week by its owners,
Mr. and Mrs. I.uine Kohanley, with
a special admission price of 1 5c for
two adults to see the Thutsday and
j I'i idty night shows. 1 he screen at-
I traction ou this occasion is “I.ove
I In Bloom", featuring (lie popular
| comedy team, Geo. Burns and Gracie
Allen. Tickets for the special show
have been eiistiibutrd during the
received from the sab of gasoline pai,t week witV, the regular admission
all over the State of Texas.
Please vote i i favor of this issue.
Yours vety truly,
Smith S. Lipscomb,
Fannin Go. Auditor
New Store To
•BAPTIST PARSON AGK-
Still more grief was dumped on
the attorney general’s doo.step by
the governor’s state industrial com-
mission, which reported on the
Dallas strike of garment workers,
recommending that the attorney
general investigate the Dallas Open
Shop association. McCraw prompt-
ly announced he would conduct
the investigation “if the legislature
will provide funds.” Some labor
representatives who strongly sup-
ported McCraw, privately express
ed bitter disappointment. They
pointed to bis staff of nearly 50 as
sistants and contended ho could
have flown his famous airplane to
Dallas, made the investigation and
befriended labor thruout the state,
without spending anymore than Iu
does.on his weekly trip to Dallas
to talk on the radio.
Lloyd David Johnson of Bonham
and Alice Muriel Dossey of Long-
view were united in niariiage Sun-
day, August 18, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. foy Lee of Gilmer by
Gayle Oler, minister of the Ghurcti
ol Christ of Gilmer.
Mrs. Johnson is the ildiighler ol
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Dossey of Long-
view, formerly of La Ionia, Mr.
Johnson is the son of Mi. ami Mrs.
Emmett Johnson of Bonhain.
One of the most noticeable im-
] provemonts made in Ladonia homes
in recent months was the rebuild-
ing of the parsonage home of Rev.
C. W. Shaw, pastor of the loeal
Baptist church The parsonage
was almost destroyed by fire early
tins spring; it has since been rebuilt
w ith good material and all the final
touches were add'd to make it at-
The parsonage is not. only com-
plimentary to the Baptist church
it is a credit to the town as a
We must ever keep in mind that it
is not in the particularly self-indul-
gent life that Christ will lead us to
greatness. The easy life leads not
upward hut downward. Heaven is
ulways above us and this necessitatis
The Rev C. W. Shaw, local Baptist *hc uPw*,rd look- There are folk
1 who who always try to avoid things
which d maud a price of self denial
or sclf-iestrainl hut let us ever hr
Family He union
pastor, who lisa been engaged for the
past two weeks in a union revival ol
the Methodist and Baptist churches
at Wealey Chapel and Aberfoyle, re-1 n,i,,dlul '*"*• "»il and hardship show
porta that the meeting clo.ed Sunday "• the only true way to nobleness,
evening with a I lal ^f eighteen con- Greatness comes not by ihe mossy
versions and reclamations. path thru llte meadow hut by
Judge U N. Scott, Ladonia Jus-
tice of the Peace, received a letter
this week from Mr. Ix*oStradtherr,
census director of Dallas Public
Schools, complimenting hiui on the
observance of the vital statistic
law, which requires that the local
registrar keep a record of all births
and death? in his district.
Mr Stradtherr stated that fie
noticed a clipping iu one of the
paper? some month? ugo, referring
toMr Scott’s report, and wished
to express his appreciation of both
Mr- S oil's work and that of the
press in lending encouragement to
Texas wa? admitted to the U. H.
Registration Aieu about a year
ago, after being excluded for a
number of years because ot the
very poor records. The state offi-
cials have worked hard to got a
better rejMirting, and any eo-oper-
ation by phyaiciana, registrars and
others is much appreciated.
l’he grocery store and filling station
belonging to Mrs. H. C. l ight has
been remodeled and will reopen lor
busmens on Saturday of this week,
according to Mr. Claude Gray, who
will operate the business. The reg-
ular line ol Magnolia Petroleum pro-
duct? will he sold and in addition, a
slock of staple gaocerie? will be
handled in tlie store. 'Ihe good*
will be offered on cash basis and no
doubt will include many bargain?
and furnish a convenient service to
those who become patrons of the
tv business. Annouticenu nt of
the formal opening is displayed in
this issue of the News.
The family of < >• M. Thornton
of Commerce, fonnerly of Ladonia.
i r joyed a r# nion at the Greenville
park Sundfi , August If. This
being flic first time all members
hud been together in ten years.
Those present were Mr and
Mis. O. M. Thornton and Merle
Thornton of Commerce, Clarence
path thru Ihe meadow hut by (|.e i Thornton of Albany, Ira Thornton
path hewn by our own bauds %s1«b ;“IMl of \\. h.tss I iUn, Ilssrdy
the help of Him who never fad. Hulsey and family ol Snyder, Ol
M*.n*r H.Mw.n. <1 (;«.., *•• >..««(», n «.k(H...u.i.(n Ii" Tli<»rn(<man.t ton o '1'jrl.r .ml
.llU.WUd WnUo.d., I.lk.l 0 • tu?1'." Ill" .'"I (aody *»( Child*
lladen borne. * v w
- J. Key Ion Moore
The 50lh anniversary of their
wedding was celebrated by Mr. and
Mrs. 1.. If. Karris ol Kairlie with
dinner on the lawn of their home
last Sunday evening. Forty sev
guests were present from points ovei
th s section. Among those present
were Mrs. John Mills of Ladonia and
her son. Toni Whitley. Mia. Mill*
is a neice by marriage of Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Harwood
and his mother, Mrs. Will Harwood
of Dial, left Thursday for an ex-
tended trip to Hot Springs Little
Roek and other points of interest
in Ark. Mrs. Harwood is the for
mcr Miss Laura Alice Boyd.
Mr. and Mrs, Uobardev have been
in the cafe business here for several
year*. They opened the theater in
August 1933, as a joint enterprise
witli their new cafe on the east side
of the square, 'l'he town had been
without a ?ho" for some time, sev-
eral previoi,^ .enipts to operate it
having beer ound unprofitable. They
have succeeded, not only in keeping
it open, hut in maintaining a clean
attractive place of entertainment,
showing the highest type of pictures
It is u well known fact that a thea-
ter in a small town is seldom a pay-
ing business, even under the most
favorable conditions, and doubtless
Mr. and Mrs. Kohardey have operat-
ed many tunes ut a financial loss.
They deserve the support ot the cit-
izens in their efforts lo provide a
place of amusement that will attract
business and at the same time be a
credit to the town.
The News joins other triends and
| patrons iu congratulations to Koluine
on its second birthday, and invites
I attention to its program of attract-
ions lor the coining week which is
| found 011 page four oi this issue.
Do not pray lor easy lives! Bray to
lie stronger men. Do not pray for
Pis' s equal to your tasks. Then the
doing of your work shall he no mir-
acle, hut you shall he a miracle.
Miss Mary Helen Durham of
Dallas ia spending the week with _
h«r aunt, Mrs. John Mills.
__ Mr and Mrs. G. W. Holderness
Mrs C. A. Lorick of Dallas is vis- <>f Commerce visited his sister, Mrs
iting Mrs. Maud Hanes this week. 1 J- B- Haden, here Tuesday.
Mis* Rosemary Haden accom-
panied her aunt, Mrs. J. K Reev-
es, un her return home te Dallas
laat week after a vieit here
Dick MtMurry and Misa Neve
McMutry of Auatiu visited friends
Deposits up to $5,000 ate now guaranteed.
Be of aervice to your community by keeping your
money in a bank. A Bank Account in always
handy—it in a real buaineiw asset to you.
FARMERS & MERCHANTS
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