1940 Arlington Citizen

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1940 Arlington Citizen

     The ARLINGTON CITIZEN, Arlington, Texas. 1940

    Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Woman Drops Dead At Funeral Of Son

     Overcome with grief, Mrs. Sarah Martha Fitz-Charles, 75, collapsed at the conclusion

    of her son‘s funeral at Shannon‘s North Side Chapel in Fort Worth, Monday afternoon, and

    died before an ambulance could get her to a hospital.

     Justice of the Peace Brown said the woman, a resident of the Eastern Star Home, died in the same fashion as her son, George William Fitz-Charles, 52, who was stricken with a

    heart attack Sunday morning at his home 2303 Ellis Avenue. Brown conducted both inquests.

     Mrs. Fitz-Charles had entered a funeral home automobile with other relatives of her son, and was preparing to leave for the cemetery when she slumped over. She was taken inside and given first aid, then rushed to a hospital.

     The relatives told Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Fitz-Charles had complained earlier in the day. Friends at the Eastern Star Home said she had high blood pressure and had been in failing health. They said the son‘s death was ―too much for her.‖

     Survivors include another son, Wilbur Fitz-Charles of Ponca City, Okla., a brother Bob Johnson, and sister, Mrs. Jennie George, both of Atchison, Kan.

     Mrs. Fitz-Charles had lived at the home since 1932.

     The body was at the Eastern Star chapel from 9 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, when funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wayne Alliston, pastor of Turner Memorial Baptist Church, Fort Worth. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Arlington.

Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Robert Glover Dies In A Dallas Hospital Sat.

     Friends in Arlington were grieved to hear of the death of Robert Glover, the oldest son

    of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Glover. He died in a Dallas hospital Saturday afternoon about five o‘clock. He became ill Friday morning and was carried to the hospital Saturday morning suffering with pneumonia.

     Funeral services were held Monday with burial following in a Dallas cemetery.

     Robert, with his parents, formerly resided in Arlington and he sent Christmas cards to many of his little friends here. Robert was a fine manly little fellow and always assumed charge of his smaller brothers when they were away from home. His mother depended on him and he was worthy of his trust. He was sincere in his school work, but during play time he was a joyous companion and his school mates loved to be with him. Everyone loved Robert and his untimely passing was a great shock and grief to the people who knew him in Arlington.

Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     P. W. Williams Dies After Long Illness

     P. W. Williams, 84, died Monday night at his home in Handley after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Moore Funeral Chapel in Handley. Burial was in the Johnson Station Cemetery with the Moore Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     J. H. Lawler Dies Thursday Morning

     J. H. Lawler, 80, died Thursday morning at his home in Handley, following a short illness. Survivors are his widow; three sons, D. E., Dallas; H. H., San Antonio; and W. P. Lawler, Fort Worth; one sister, Miss Julia Lawler, Dallas.

     Funeral services will be held at the Moore Funeral Chapel in Handley Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Fenton of Handley officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill with the Moore Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Robert Edward Lee Dies Here After Short Illness

     Robert Edward Lee, 68, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. V. Fayle Monday night following a short illness. Mr. Lee moved to Arlington a short time ago from Dallas, where

     The ARLINGTON CITIZEN, Arlington, Texas. 1940

    he had lived for the past forty years. He was an employee of the Dallas Post Office for 30 years, retiring in 1933. He was a member of N.O.P.O.C. of Dallas and of the Oak Cliff Christian Church.

     He is survived by his widow, Mable Anna Lee; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Karger, Dallas; one son, Jesse E. Lee, Dallas; four step daughters, Mrs. Tom Stratton, Angelton; Mrs. J. R. Read, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Mildred Carter, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. R. V. Fayle, Arlington; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Swor, Houston and Mrs. Charles Dietz, Dallas.

     Funeral services were held at the Luttrell Chapel Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. A. W. Hall officiating. Burial was in Laurel Land, Dallas, with the Luttrell Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Father Dies

     J. H. Hindmarch received word Sunday of the death of his father in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Hindmarch was called to the bedside of his father some ten days prior to his death and was unable to make a second trip to attend the funeral.

Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Kennedale Woman Is Fatally Burned Tues.

     Mrs. Vera Piott, 29, of Kennedale, was fatally burned at 4 p.m. Tuesday when her clothing caught fire from a wood stove at the residence.

     Taken to a Fort Worth hospital in a private car, she died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday from burns all over her body.

     Mrs. Nick Poulos, a neighbor, was attracted by Mrs. Piott‘s screams for help and found

    her in flames in the yard. Mrs. Poulos jerked the burning clothes from Mrs. Piott‘s body.

     The burned woman said her housecoat became ignited while she was ―poking‖ the fire.

     Virgil Piott, her husband, learned of the accident several hours later when he returned from work in Fort Worth.

Thursday January 4 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     RIFLE BALLS By E. G. Senter

     Whether Kaffa or Kahwa, Kophe. Kaffe, or Coffee, whether it puts one to sleep or makes one as wide awake as a sentry on post, the fact remains that had not the Turkish soldiers, in their retreat from Vienna in 1683 left behind their stores of coffee beans, this present universal beverage may have remained unknown in Europe and this country for a long time.

     News from DeBray Beach, Fla., of the death of Hickman Price, noted agriculturist,

    lecturer and one-time largest individual wheat raiser in the world, will be a shock to numerous of his friends in many parts of Texas. Mr. Price aroused nation-wide interest with his spectacular methods of large-scale wheat tillage on some 20,000 acres near Plainview and scattered through other Panhandle counties of Northern Texas back in 1929, when he came from the East and developed his wife‘s holdings which previously had been in grass. Though Mr. Price was only 53 at the time of his death, he had lived a busy and colorful life, graduating from Columbia University in 1909 and becoming a reporter on the New York Sun.

     The former German Kaiser, addressing a Christmas prayer service at Doorn stressed the significance of the Christmas festival to the world, especially in times of war, but carefully avoided any further mention of the present conflict. Nearly 81 years of age, the former Kaiser was an impressive figure, with snow-white hair and beard as he faced some sixty people of his suite and those employed at the castle. Wilhelm, as usual, ate and drank sparingly.

Thursday January 11 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Miss Evelyn Willis Is Instantly Killed

     Miss Evelyn Willis of Fort Worth was instantly killed Tuesday morning when the

    motorcycle on which she was riding, collided with a car on the highway just West of Arlington. Miss Willis was operating the motorcycle on which was riding N. L. Browning also of Fort Worth. He is reported in a serious condition in City County Hospital.

     The ARLINGTON CITIZEN, Arlington, Texas. 1940

     Miss Willis, going east, rammed the back of the car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Young also going east. After striking the car the motorcycle ran across the highway in front of the car going east, driven by Mrs. Edith Galloway of Fort Worth. The fender of the Young car was torn loose from back to front. Occupants of the two cars were uninjured.

     Funeral services for Miss Willis, 27, were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Moore Funeral Chapel in Arlington. Rev. Gilbert Dalton officiated and burial was in Parkdale Cemetery. Miss Willis is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Willis, Stephenville, five brothers and four sisters.

Thursday January 18 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)


     With this issue of The Citizen, we desire to make an important announcement concerning a change of ownership, management and policy. The paper is now owned and edited by Lowell H. Wheeler, junior member of the partnership known as Tarrant County Publications. A. H. Wheeler, founder and former editor and publisher, is entirely out of the picture, having disposed of his interests, including the commercial printing department, to his son.

     No important changes as to policy are contemplated at present except that editorials written by A. H. Wheeler will not be used in the future. For the information of those who might like to know, if any, the former editor is devoting all of his time to the editing and publishing of his statewide general and political newspaper, The Texas Citizen, and that is quite a job.

     The Arlington Citizen and The Tarrant County Citizen are well in their sixth year of existence and we feel that they have been a fair degree of success. We feel sure that this change in ownership and management will be a decided aid to the further success of the papers.

     Lowell Wheeler is well known in Arlington having devoted two years of his life as a student at N.T.A.C., during which time he formed the acquaintance and friendship of many people in Arlington. Since then he has lived in Arlington for about six and one-half years, has married and he and Mrs. Wheeler have a three-month old baby daughter.

     This is his first business venture ―on his own‖ and he is anxious to see how his friends are to take it, hoping of course, that they will continue to give the paper their hearty support and help make the kind of a paper the city and community ought to have.

     With these words of explanation, we begin what we hope is a long and successful career in your city and county.

Thursday January 18 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Mrs. Tate’s Mother Is Called By Death

     Mrs. Jake Tate received word Tuesday of the death of her mother in Tulsa, Okla. She left at once and her daughters, Misses Lucile and Bessie J. went Wednesday. No particulars were given in the message but friends report death followed an illness of some time.

Thursday January 18 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Mrs. P. D. Yarborough’s Brother Dies Saturday

     Mrs. P. D. Yarborough‘s brother, Jack Dean, 55, died at his residence in Sarepta, La.,

    last Saturday at 7:10 p.m.

     Survived are his widow, five brothers and two sisters.

     On account of Mr. Yarborough‘s illness, Mrs. Yarborough was unable to attend his funeral which was held at his home in Sarepta.

Thursday January 18 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Delmar Pachl’s Mother Passes Away Thursday

     Mrs. M. F. Pachl, mother of Delmar Pachl, art instructor at NTAC, died at her home in Springfield, Missouri, Thursday.

     Pachl left for Springfield Thursday night and returned to Arlington Monday.

     The ARLINGTON CITIZEN, Arlington, Texas. 1940

Thursday January 25 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Funeral Services Held For Geo. W. Sanders

     George W. Sanders, 73, a resident of Arlington for 65 years, died at his home here Wednesday.

     Mr. Sanders, a building contractor, came to Arlington with his parents from his parents from his birthplace in Alaboma (Alabama?).

     Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. George Cribbs, Mrs. Roy Smith, and Mrs. Fletcher Robbins, all of Arlington; and two grandchildren.

     Funeral services were conducted at the Moore Funeral Home Thursday at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. J. H. Patterson officiating. Burial was in Noah Cemetery.

Thursday January 25 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     Mrs. J. T. Peters Buried At Arlington Sunday

     Funeral services were held here Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. J. T. Peters, former resident

    of Arlington, who died in Longview Friday night.

     She had lived her entire life in Arlington until five years ago when she moved to Longview with her husband an oil man. Brief services were held for her in Longview Saturday afternoon.

     The services here Sunday were at the home of a sister, Mrs. W. A. Leatherman with Revs. S. M. Bennett and Noel E. Keith officiating. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery.

     Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Bert Tucker, Robstown; mother, Mrs. F. J. Appleton, Arlington; two brothers, Roy Appleton, Mount Pleasant, and C. C. Appleton, Wills Point; two sisters, Mrs. Leatherman, and Mrs. J. E. Bo?ley, Crenshaw, Miss., and a grand-daughter, Sherry Tucker, Robstown.

Thursday January 25 (The TARRANT COUNTY CITIZEN)

     RIFLE BALLS By E. G. Senter

     Judge Charles Amos Leddy, aged 60, of Houston, Texas, a retired Judge of the Texas Supreme Court Commission of Appeals, is dead at the Columbia County Club in Washington. He died shortly after he had entertained a gathering of Spanish-American War veterans with an after dinner talk. Originally appointed by Gov. Dan Moody in 1927 to the Commission of Appeals, he was reappointed when the law was amended transferring the appointive power from the Governor to the Supreme Court. He resigned in July, 1933, to re-enter the practice of law at Houston.

     The Army airplane plans which recently were stolen, but recovered, were for a secret new bomber which will be the world‘s largest. The plane itself, a craft of more than 70 tons, believed capable of a round trip, non-stop, Atlantic flight, is nearing completion at the Santa Monica, Calif., plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company, and will be given its first tests next summer. At least one government was said to be interested in obtaining the stolen designs. Details of the experimental craft are still guarded, but aviation men understand it has a wing spread of more than 200 feet, and is equipped with new model high-powered motors which promise a range of 6,000, or possibly 7,000 miles. Any Army plane in service would be dwarfed by the new ship.

     In preparation for a long war Great Britain and France are arranging for the purchase of as many as 12,000 American war planes in the next two years. With steady shipments of American military planes on contracts signed since the start of hostilities, the Allies expect to exceed the German production rate by the middle of the coming summer.

Thursday January 25