The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 28, 1937

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wHume 39
Aspermont, Texas, January 28, 1937
No. 29
Harris Jumps
[nto Limelight As
Co-Author Of Bill
M —
P' the state spotlight thi3 week
Two Small Sons Of
Mr. and Mrs. Pat I)ool
Severely Burned Mon.
Two small sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Rep. C. L. Harris of Spur i Pat Dool, Jimmie, 4, and Jack, 2, are
'n Stamford hospital for treatment of
severe burns received when they
poured gasolin
vhe becam0 a co-author of what
!es to be one of the most deba-
natural resources bills ever to
hit tl%e legislative hopper.
Hai^'s'" a young attorney, in his
'ear as a member of the house !
resell tatives, joined five other
freshmen in signing the bill,
rs estimate that should the
omnibus natural resource tax
finally pass as it is written
the neighborhood of $50 000,
be raised.
of re
ooof wouW
^llthough the proposed tax measure
l,.^s already created state-wide atten-
tion one of the most interesting ar-
ticles contained on it was published
in a dozen leading dailys in Back-
stage in Austin, a political column
written by Jimmie Clark, capitol
newsman. The Article was as follows:
When Governor Allred delivered his
message to the forty-fifth legislature
this week he left that legislature
with the impression tnut the state
needed additional axation. He sug-
gested means for getting revenue and
jright there solona took him at his
part of his message he
that natural resources
very low, compared with
e on a fire in the yard
of their home 10 miles north of here
Monday morning.
The children took a small amount
of gasoline out of a barrel in the
> ard of their home and poured it ,
over the fire. Flames (lashed over!
their bodies causing second degree!
burns over a large part of Jack's I
body and burning one of Jimmie's I
in one
Mrs. Dool, alone in the house, j
heard the chiildren screaming and j
extinguished their clothing receiving
minor burns on the hands. Securing
aid, she took the boys to Aspermont
ior first aid. Mr. Dool was in Asper-
mont on business. The children were
< arried to the Stamford hospital
hortly after noon.
Latest reports are that the young
er boy Jack, js still unconscious and
hat his condition! is very grave. It is
I cared that he swallowed some of the
...i...I'd. Ac.cud in;, to reports received!
hei'o today the doctors believe now I
iat he has a chance to recover. Jim-
•i.'i is not <;n serious, though the
burn on his arm was severe.
List Practice Entitling-
Ranchmen to Payment
On Range Conservation
Collage Station, Jan. 27—Practices
which will entitle ranchmen to pay-
r ent under the range conservation
program include deferred grazing
73 Farm Families
Aided By RA Program
In STonewall County
Stonewall County farmers aided by
th0 Resettlement Administration are
making notable progress in their "live
at home" program, it wag slated here
from re-seeding ranges, contour list-1 today by D. P. Trent, regional direc-
ing, construction of terract ridges. ' tor of the Resettlement Administra-
spreader terraces, spreader dams,! tion, after examining the annual re-
Courcr.-P r>" < Iirwiton Sri*nee Monitor
3're making in the state. With thai I
|>ught imbedded m their minds a I
telle of house freshmen banded 1
selves togelher and drew up
tat tiiey chos to call an omnibus
First Baptist Church
J. ii. Rowan, Pastor
Gradv Hoy, Passes
Away At San Angelo
^j|at they chose to ca,
■.ural resources lax b
£ a
tVVhen the bill hits tiie lioor tlu
'®,iitlemen who lobby tor the large
r' Jpoiatioiig will piobahij pull llieii
ha;1 uUt hands full. All the
bjt s are going to as^ ior is an eiglil-
C(jt oil tax, a $2 per ton sulphur tax.
arbon biack tax oi live percent ot
y_ue, an eight cent per ton ore tax,
to cents per ion marble tax, a 12
it per ton ciimabar ore tax, a half
t per 1000 cubic i'eet dry gas tux.
„ ,ve percent oi' value wet gas tax,
taxes on salt, coal and crystal,
natural gag tax along will bring
tinosl $4,000,000 annually in rev-
enul6' a a ls pased.
Observers believe that ii the bin
w ve passed linally as il is drawn that
^ uouid produce moi'e than $50 0uu,
per yuai. It will nol ue passed a.
a drawn. .>«ol even uie energetic
jiiiig authors expest, tiu.i. wii .
emlinent boys get through with
bill it will look aboul like the
iuus bill ilid alter il came
ugh the last called session.
file six freshmen who availed lhe
and then sent it lo the auoiiicj
Iierai B oince ior re-dia.i and up
Lval were C. i.. iiarriB oi opu.,
pss Prescott ot Santa Ann, Virgil
i'ielden, oi Mount i ieasanl, S. A.
s, Jr. oi L.uikin, ijindley (j. lieck-
).n oi Gilmer, Arthur Holland oi
|Not one of these representatives
reached his 30ih birthday. The
Ingest ig and the oldest is 2i.'.
ly are typical of the fonv-lUlh
[islatuie, tor which most v.is0 ob
vers predict a inosi. successful Ub
iThey were impressed with the
pernor's message and took vei >
Fie time starting lo do something
kut it. Old timerg will probably be
lazed at lhe record this business
Je legislature, sprinkled with exper-
lice and tilled with youth and I'.nb.
In, will do in the next few moi lbs.
Mr. Grady Hoy, 47, of S-,n An -lo
early resident of Stonewall County,
died of pneumonia Sunday January
24th at his home in San Amrelo.
Mr. Hoy was only sick two or
Then they that feared the Lord three dayfJ Wor(, waR ppnt to hjg
spake often one t0 another." "And , rr]atiVPl. lhat he was seriously ill and
they continued steadfastly in the j they> .,oin,r at nncc .irrivP(, in timR
apostles' doctrine and fellowship." j t0 ta]k t(j him b(lf|)re he |ja3gef| ,lway_
I'd Hahn Funeral Director at Swen-
lr. and Mrs. J II. Robertson went
,'ernoji Tuesday to be at the bed
of Mrs. Robertson s grand-
mother, Mrs. Mat l.anier, who irf ver>
of pneumonia. Tiiey returned Wed-
[sday and reported that Mrs. l-a-
V's condition waB unchanged.
Miss Myr.a Samford of Peacock,
sited her sister, Miss Mildred Sam-
|>rd the past wee^ end.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Crosa of 01-
ey were visitor8 i,n the home of Mr.
Mrs. M. N. Guest Sunday.
The membership and friends of the
First liaptist church- like the New
Testament ( hristians—rejoice to fol-
T )\v the teachings of our l.ord as set
out .in His Holy Word. "Upon the
firsl day of the week let everyone of
you lay by him in store as God hath
prospred him". The "tithe". "I is
holy unto tile l.ord." "iiring ye all
the tilhes into the storehouse."
Next Sunday will be the last day
of January. We express the hope that
many who have not found it possible
to attend the services this year will
lie with us. The offering should be a
rthy one. We want to keep the,
I i .>sed work going. All will please
iv ep in mind that the church sends |
: ii.OO per month on the church
iklil. This conies from the regular:
fund. Send your offering in case you
cannot attend. Due credit will be
All departmental oflicerK and teach-
.. will lie at the church at i':30. The
I-. 1 will open at 0:45. The teachers
joiii .ha superintendents in extending
a Invitation to all who do not attend
Isewheie to join our Bible School,
ii,, Training service at 6:15 offers a
lace for service. Come one, come all.
Ours is the friendly church".
1'. S.- -Were you onc of the eight y-
\e that attended the prayer service
at the hirst Baptist Church last Wod-
: esday 7 Well you will want to be in
';al great crowd that attend each
Wednesday, evening. Twenty four
eople are leading in this work and
iiet< en of thai number were present
ist night. You will be there.
otonewail Baptist
To Meet At Peacock
on, was called Sunday evening and
brought the body hack to Swenson.
Texas Towns Rally
SuuDort Flood Relief
1 exans, in hamlet and metropolis
Wednesday night railied to the sup-
l'"rt of llood refugees in the Ohio and
Mississippi valleys — financial and
Recalling the aid Cincinnati gave
lo Texas' independence cause a cen-
turj ago—two brass cannons—civic
leaders and others telegraphed the
stricken areas their sympathies and
assured them financial support.
(jov. Allred offered the services of
earthen tanks, and reservoirs; es-
tablishment of fire guards; eradica-
tion of prairie dogs and kangaroo
rats; and rescuing rang0 land from
prckly pear, cactus, cedar, mesquite
and lechuguilla.
Of special interest to range, pas-
ture and livestock specialists of the
Extension Service is the provision for
payment for re-seeding ranges by
deferred grazing. Under this plan, up
to 25 per cent of the open range may
1>C withheld from grazing for a per-
iod of six months, beginning May 1.
Specialists pointed out that the rota-
tion grazing plan had been advocated
in the post as a means of reestab-
lishing desirable grasses on range
Provision has been made for con-
struction of range fences to permit
deferred grazing.
Officials in charge of the Texas
program indicated that payments
would be based on a "range-building
allowance" which establishes the lim-
it on the amount of money which
may be earned for carrying out range
building practices on individual
The practices for which payment
will be made in connection with the
| range conservation program have
| been proved workable in government
j experiment and by practical applica-
; tion on ranches.
He was buried Monday at Aspermont, the Texas National Guard. Ran
I'ev. II. T. Dennis, pastor of Baptist
< "hurcli Swenson, assisted bv Re
Young, pastor of the church of Christ
at Swenson, and Rev. S. C. I.air cor.
ducted the services at Swenson Bap
fist church.
Hoy was well known here
as an Old Timer passed on to his re-
>.anl. Grady as he was commonly
called moved to thiB County with his
parents in 1898 and has been here
and was on0 more of what is
Next Sunday afternoon at two
Ihirty the S. S. and B. T. U. forces
will meet at Peacock. Bro. Guy
Southern of Swenson anu f'.ev. R. T.
Barton of Peacoc^ are the Presidents
of the two associational organiza-
tions. It is hoped that each church
in the Stonewall Baptist association
will he well represented by worker-
in the Bible School and the Training
All the associational workers that
attended the State Sunday School
convention at Waco will be expected
to bring impressions of that conven-
tion. The zone leaders will be on the
program. The Junior B. Y. P. U. of
Aspermont will give a brief program.
most of the time sincp that date.
He leaves one son, Oscar Hoy, of
' hicka ha, Okla.
and five sisters:
Pat Hoy of Swenson, T. C. Hoy of
Graham, Mrs. Nellie Brosig of San
An< elo Mrs. W. R. Craft of South-
land, Mrs. J. S. Newman of Quanai
Mr Kate Ferguson of Post and Mrs.
'ona Huffines of Dallas and several
nephews and nieces, together with a
host of friends to mourn hi„ going.
ai.d other peace officers were made
available. Motor boats, with experi-
enced handlers, were enroute to the
inundated areas from Texas coast
iiard division.
Officials at Fort Sam Houston hur-
• ied plans for the Eighth Coips
Area's share in the work. Col. H. W.
f leet, accompanied by two aids sped
.o i.ittle Rock by automobile to
study ih„ situation.
Meanwhile, subscriptions to the
l'ed Cross mounted.
Dallas repored $13,(100 raised Bex-
and four brothers. I ar county $7,800, Galveston $3 447,
John W., Bill and j ulichila county $3,738, Beaumont $4,-
On Thursday night of last week the
Baptist Adult Union gave a socia' in
the basement of the church, howe er
bad weather prevented all but a f w
to attend. Those few though were
well entertained with games, most of
which were reminders of winter, af-
ter which they were treated to a feast
of coffee roasted weiners, pickles,
buns, and toasted marshmallows, an '
1 am sure that everyone would have
been better otf if there had been at
least twice as many in attendance s >
Ihey would not have eaton too much,
heard of one who made a trip to the
drug store for a package of "Tunis'',
don't know how many others made
use of the old reliable soda water, so
next time how about YOU being
among those present, for 1 know you
will enjoy the fellowship whether
there are weiners to roast or marsh-
mallows to toast or not. Even though
this was for the adults, there is a
group for your age, primary, inter-
mediate, junior or adult and they
meet at the Baptist Church each Sun-
day evening at 6:15. You are Invited.
Mrs. Ernest Shadle and 'children
went to RaymondsviUe recently.
They expect to spend several weeks
visiting there.
Austin $2,400, Corsicana more
i han $1000 Shelby county $(152 and
■ ell county $304.
Many counties including Wichita
and Taylor had more than doubled
the'.r quotas. Oversubscription^ were
Citizens °f Aspermont and Stone-
ounly ;irc being solicited to rally
bind the Red Cross drive to raise
iuiidg foi the flood victims. T hose
who can are urged to make donations.
The f irst National Bank here is ac-
cepting funds donated by local citi-
Mr. and Mrs. R. I.. Springer,
a« their guests this week
Springer's parents, Mr. and
Reeves Jones, and two aunts,
i 'ole liiiingariier, and Mr
■ioydston. all of Richards, Colorado.
Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Bumgarnei and Mrs.
i.oydsfon are sisters of Mrs. Jim
Link, with whom they are also visit-
\ erna Lee, 7-pound daughter born
to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Penrod Jan
ury 23rd. Mother and babe cloi:i ■:
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Ynrbrough were
visitors in Peacock Tuesday.
Vast reserves of lignite, a soft
coal, exist in Texas, reports the All-
South Development Council, but its
commercial use to date is confined to
the Stat_e University plant at Austin,
one large electric power generating
plant and a salt refinery.
port for this county made by R. E.
Skip worth, rural supervisor.
Out of the 73 families receiving
loans in Stonewuii County, 22 were
reported as having grown sufficient
vegetables for their usg the past year
in spite of the record-breaking
drought. Sixty-six were reported as
having sufficient poultry, 64 as hav-
ing sufficient milk and butter from
their own cows, and 10 as making
cheese. More than 1475 quarts of
vegetabfeg a,K' fruit were put up by
these families, and 4,400 pounds of
meat were stored.
Although practically all of these
families were farm tenants, rather
than owners, they improved their
temporary homesteadg by planting-
six trees, 10 shrubs, finished the
walls in 20 houses and floor3 in 13.
They made 34 mattresses and renov-
ated 21 mattresses, made 59 quilts
and renovated 20.
Mr. Skipworth'g report was made
jointly with Myrtle Meyer rural sup-
ervisor of home management plans
lor Stonewall County.
Loans totaling $23,007 were made
by Resettlement administration to 73
families in Stonewall County during
1936. Most of the amount loaned was
expended for teams, tools and other
so-ealied "recoverable" goods, the re-
mainder being spent for consumable
supplies such as food, clothing, medi-
cine, f eed, etc. Forty-one per cent of
Lhe amount loaned has already been
I repaid, although the loans were made
j to run from one to five years. Aver-
License Law In Texas I age repayments for the state were 26
I per cent.
Austin, Texas, Jan. 27—The ques- ; twelve Stonewall County borrow-
tion of highway safety which Texas ! ( rs have repaid their loans in full
communities are giving constantly in- | and only 3 made no repayment. The
creasing attention, was brought into j average borrower received a loan of
sharp relief with the opening of the
45th regular session of the legisla-
Bills Introduced To
Strengthen Drivers
$327.50 and has repaid $136.20.
Among the first of the bills intro-
duced was one to srengthen the driv-
er's license law passed at a special
session of the previous legislature.!
The authors stated it was their pur- \
pose to put some "teeth" into the law |
lo provide better enforcement. Spon-
sors said they believed public opin j
ion being whipped ceaselessly by
civic organizations, was beginning to j
T. S. C. W. News Bureau
crystallize in favor of a strong, wor
Denton, Jan. 27—Have you ever
noticed just how fiat your food tastes
when salt is omitted? It's really sur-
prising hpw a few tiny grains of the
crystal will bring out a flavor, and
iiow necessary it is to your daily life.
Salt is found in natural brimes and
rk- rock formations. The industry in
l t-xas i c
s rapidly taking a foremost
able law that would adaquately care
on the I in mineral production. Large
j areas, including the coastal region
and plains of West Texas ace under-
tor the condiions existing
Drafter, of the driver's license law |
... , ,.„i, ! laid with a thict stratum, and there
pointed to figures that approximately , K
- , al'e suriace out-croppings in a num-
two per cent of the drivers cause rr *><> ^
most of the accidents on the road.
Tiiey announced at intention to make
diligent efforts to keep the law Crom
becoming a burden on the majority
oi god drivers but asserted, at the
same time, that sane, sensible drivels
should not go wholly unprotected
against the careless, reckless or
drunk operators.
Court Reverses
Abston Sentence
Death sentence given Clarence
Tuny" Abston, at Haskell last sum-
ier for the killing of Miss Rebecca
Coursey, 78-year-old O'Brian recluse,
as reversed Wednesday by the court
of criminal appeals.
The appellate court found that a
reversible error arose because Abston
waa coerced by officers into a confes-
sion. The state had introduced three
confessions in which Abston said he
was induced by C. Matura to com-
mit die Killing and which Abston re-
"The cv idenee shows without con-
flict the confession was coerced by
officers," the court said.
Misses Jean Day and Mildred Sam-
ford were visitors in Abilene Monday.
l>er ol' places.
Principal production
trom Grand Saiine in Van Xandt
bounty, where a national salt manu-
laeturiiig- company operates a large
mining ana niunuiacturiiig industry,
i iiere is an extensive mine in the
I'ociv salt stratum *00 feet beneath
lhe surlaaa oi the earth.
I'alestiue in Anderson County also
ooasts ot a large salt producing in-
uuslry wlucli has been in operation
ior a '°Hg period of time, and a salt
enterprise was opened at Houston
several years ago. There lias been a
small commercial production in re-
cent years from the salt Hats north
oi Van Horn. This great surface
deposit was a source of supply for a
large area in the early history of
V\est Texas, and it was the attempt
oi private interests to effect a mo-
nopoly through obtaining mineral
nghts that caused the so-called "salt
war, in tile '80s.—Texas Stale Col-
lege for Women, (CIA).
I lielma Caddell was in the Stam-
ford hospital last week for examina-
Miss Be8g Browidee visited her
mother and sister in Abilene the past
week end.

Hudspeth, Hylton F. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 28, 1937. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed July 31, 2014.