The Harper Herald (Harper, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, August 29, 1958 Page: 3 of 4
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btf Venn Sanford
TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION
Austin, Tex. — Labor Day
weekend is, by custom, summer’s
iast fling. For millions it's a
chance for a little more swim-
ming, fishing or boating before
But for safety officials, it’s a
headache. They spend the week-
end picking up the pieces, total-
ing up the score of those for
whom this “last fling” was real-
ly the last.
Department of Public Safety
statisticians, who base their
“guesses” on grim experience,
predict 29 traffic deaths in Tex-
as over the holiday weekend.
Out to beat the oddds is a com-
bination of public agencies and
private organization cooperating
in a drive spearheaded by Gov.
Texas Traffic Safety Council,
the Governor’s Highway Safety
Employees To Operate
We will take applications starting Tues-
day, September 2, for approximately 100
Make application in person at the
office of the new Turkey Plant on
Highway Street, Fredericksburg.
Market Produce, Inc.
Distributors of . . .
ROBIN HOOD FLOUR
fThe Happy Family Flour’
Complete Line of Poultry & Dairy Feeds
ALWAYS IN THE MARKET FOR YOUR GRAINS
AND COMMISSION CO.
Gottittiission and DPS wffl be as-
sisted by several statewide civic
organizations and trade associa-
tions in emphasizing the impor-
tance of careful driving.
DPS will have 700 patrolmen
on duty with two radar speed
units in each highway district.
Gov. Daniel has proclaimed
the Libor Day weekend as
’’Deathless Days in Texas” and
the following week as “Back to
School Highway Safety Week”.
Through school-officials and as-
sisting groups safety tags and
programs will be brought to mil-
lions of school children.
This sort of thing has been
done before, every year, but
there’s special emphasis and wi-
der participation this year. Texas
safety leaders are straining to
set a record of 10 per cent fewer
traffic deaths this year. Goal, set
by the governor, is in sight
Thus far, 1958 fatalities are 14
per cent less than for the same
period last year.
Ultimate success hinges on be-
ing able to “keep the lid on”
through the holidays ahead. If
it can be done, several hundred
Texans, not expected to be, will
be alive at the end of the year.
NO SPECIAL SESSION —
Governor Daniel said he would
not call a special session of the
Legislature to extend unemploy-
ment payments to jobless Tex-
Atty. Gen. Will Wilson recent-
ly ruled that Texas could not
take advantage of a new federal
plan to advance states money
for 12 addditionai weeks of un-
employment pay without a
special law by the Legislature.
Gov. Daniel pointed out that
(1) the recession seemed to be
easing, (2) the Legislature
would be in regular session in
less than five months and (3)
more than half of the Some 54,-
000 who had used up their un-
employment benefits were house-
wives, students or others only
temporarily in the labor market.
But State AFL-CIO President
Jerry Hollemann sharply criti-
zed the governor’s position. He
declared the state’s unemploy-
ment workers have already lost
$8,500,000 by Texas’ failure to
Said Holleman, “If the oil in-
dustry or the insurance industry
or any other industry were los-
ing that kind of money and the
governor had the power to stop
it, I believe he would act.”
Daniel retorted that the addi-
tional federal benefits were of-
fered as a loan, not a gift, and
would have to be repaid by Tex-
as taxp&yers. “It is not a mat-
ter of picking up free money.”
BIGGER OIL FLOW — For the
third straight month, Texas oil
production will inch up. Railroad
Commission set the September
allowable at 3,173,736 barrels a
day on a 12-day producing pat-
This will be a 228,302 barrel-a-
day increase from Auugst.
Oil production, cornerstone of
the state’s economy and prime
source of tax revenue, was in a
deep slump for more than a year.
As demand dwindled and crude
oil stocks piled up, the Railroad
Commission was forced to make
deeper and deeper cuts in permit-
ted production. During April,
May and June an all-time low of
eight producing days was main-
Upturn began in July with nine
days of production, continued in
August with 11 days. At the
hearing to Set September produc-
tion, one major buyer asked for
4 days, saymg bis company’s
crude stocks were at the lowest
level in 19 years.
REFEREES — A credentials
committee has been appointed to
settle any hassles that may come
up as to which delegates shall be
seated at the Sept. 9 Demo-
cratic convention in San Antonio.
Committee members, announc-
ed by Executive Committee
Chairman Jim Lindsey, are
Judge Earl Sharp, Longview,
chairman; James P. Bailey,
Houston; Larry Blackmon, Min-
eral Wells; Mrs. Arthur Harris
Sr., Bay City; Mrs. Dorothy Gur-
ley, Del Rio.
Notice of contests (at least
five are forseen) must be sub-
mitted to the committee 10 days
in advance of the convention.
Hearings will be held the day be-
fore the convention.
SLIPPED, BUT NOT HURT —
Despite a 2 per cent dip in Tex-
as business activity, experts read
Texas’ economic signposts as
University of Texas Bureau
of Business Research labeled the
June decline as probably a “ran-
“On the whole,” observed BBR
staffer Francis B. May, “this re-
cession has manifested itself in
Texas primarily as an interrup-
tion of the upward progress of
the economy, a leveling off,
more than a decline.” Diversifi-
cation of the econorrv has help-
ed, said May, with an improve-
ment in agriculture helping to
offset the decline in oil.
Looking ahead, May could see
“nothing in the immediate future
to augment the recession; con-
sequently, recovery seems the
most likely course of events.”
BBR noted that Texas building
is at a level approaching the
“boom” stage with permits for
the first six months of the year
2 per cent above the previous
SHORT SNORTS — State
Highway Commission tabulated
$24,259,167 in low bids on road
construction projects. August let-
tings covered 584 miles of work
. . . . A fourth polio shot (or
booster) may be considered de-
sirable to give a high level ot
protection, especially in high-
incidence areas, says the State
To Grow More*,
To Grow More1
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rode of
Doss visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Honig, Thursday
night. Their daughter, Janice,
who had spent several days vis-
iting, returned home with her
Lt. and Mrs. Norman Sullivan
of San Antonio spent the week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
•Edwin Lang. Their daughter,
Carolyn, who had spent the week
in Austin with her aunt -and
uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John
Hughes, accompanied her par-
ents home. ...
Henry Bossman says that he
is still getting benefits from
sweetclover planted several years
ago in his fields. He says that
the plants have reseeded them-
selves each year. He also, says
that his livestock shows a prefe-
rence for the sweetclover.
Now is the time to be order-
ing fall legume seed. Locally
adopted seed for dry land plant-
ing would include Modrid & Hu-
bam sweetclover, vetch and win-
ter peas. Plan to reduce your
small grain planting rate and in-
clude a winter legume.
Legumes are generally divided
into two classes according to
their types of root system, the
sweetclover have long top root
which make them good for
breaking up plow soles and tight
subsoil. Vetches and pear have
shallow roots, they should be
used where there is severe sur-
face crusting or the surface soil
is low in organic matter.
Sweetclover should be shal-
low planted-that is less than one
inch deep. Peas and Vetches
can be planted about the same
depth as small grain-three to
Early planting is recommend-
ed so the plants will have time
before frost to develop a good
Soil Conservation Service Tech-
nicians will be glad to help you
with your planting.
* * *
The rains last week will help
our summer grasses to make
new growth. Why not pick out
your best pasture and rotate it
until frost? Remember how im-
portant it is to have a fresh pas-
ture for use this winter. Also a
full rested pasture means an
early pasture next spring.
Grass must have management
for its best use. All rancher's
give their livestock their best
management. Why not give grass
equally good managements? It
will pay you good dividends in
the long run.
Crump Thanks People
Of The 16th
San Saba, August 25 — “For
the trust and confidence the peo-
ple of the 16th Senatorial District
have placed in me by their vote
last Saturday, Mrs. Crump, our
daughter, Elaine and I want to
humbly express our gratitude
and appreciation. The people of
this Southwest Texas District
and the Hill Country were ex-
tremely cordial and hospitable to
all of us during the entire cam-
paign. They were kind in giving
us encouragement when we need-
ed it most.
“Reports indicate that the peo-
ple of the district have nominat-
ed me by more than a 2000 vote
majority and gave me a major-
ity in 14 of the 18 counties.
“I assure you that I shall strive
to represent you in the Texas
Senate with dignity and honor
and to the utmost of my ability,
remembering at all times that
the office belongs to you. I want
all of you, including those who
supported others in this race, to
join me in making our area a
better place to live. We have the
resources and the right kind of
people to accomplish our goals.
“To every person who helped
me in this race we express our
gratitude because without the
support of so many fine people
we would have never been suc-
“After taking a few days of
needed rest I shall visit with the
people of the district again to se-
cure your counsel and advice.
The Harper Herald
Friday, August 29, 1958.
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Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes
and daughter, Dorothy Ann; of
Austin were here over the week
end visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Lang. Mrs. Hughes
and daughter remained for a
week’s visit with her parents.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Klein and daughters Sunday
were Mrs. Orval Harvey and
children of Fredericksburg and
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wienecke and
SUBSCRIBE TO THE HERALD
Rev. Richard Gammenthaler
of Fredericksburg and Mr. and
Mrs. Orville Gammenthaler of
Houston visited Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Gammenthaler Friday
night. Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Gammenthaler visited relatives
at Albany, Texas, over the week
J. W. Bierschwale of Hobbs,
New Mexico, visited his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bierschwale,
over the week end. His wife and
little son, who had been visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle
Parker, returned home With him.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bierschwale
and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Bode
were dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar McDonald Sunday.
DOVE SEASON OPENS — Sept.
1st. Get your ammunition at
RAHE’S SERVICE STATION
Hereford Assn. To
Hold Special Sale
A special sale of commercial
Hereford pairs, springer cows,
and bred and open heifers will
be held in Mason at the Mason
Auction Company, Monday, Sep-
tember 22. Entry is open to all
Sponsored by the Hill Country
Hereford Association, the sale
has been arranged to bring re-
placement Hereford cattle to
Central and Southwest Texas,
according to Frank Jordan, Ma-
son, promotion chairman. Jordan
urged all ranchers to consign
cattle to his sale because there is
a good market for up to a thou-
sand cattle in this area.
All cattle will be sold at auc-
tion With the Mason Auction
Company having complete
charge of parding and selling.
The sale will begin at 1 p. m. and
all cattle offered must be sound
and • merchantable.
Although prior entry is not re-
quired, entry blanks may be ob-
tained from the Hill Country
Hereford Association, Box 326,
m O. C FISHER
ADVANCEMENT OF SURVEY
work on the Colorado river and
its tributaries was assured last
week when approval was obtain-
ed of $50,000 to continue that
project. Last year $15,000 was
appropriated and the work was
This survey, which I have been
urging for several years, in-
cludes a study of the flood re-
cords and economic factors re-
lated to floods, and covers all
tributaries of the Colorado.
Under Federal law, no flood
control projects are considered
in Congress and until the Corps
of Engineers makes such sur-
veys and finds that a dam at
a given site is economically fea-
sible. The Corps of Engineers
has reported that it will prob-
ably require an additional two
years to complete the survey and
Earlier this year a bill which
I introduced was incorporated
into the omnibus bill covering
new authorizations for flood con-
trol and planning. This would
allow the Engineers to proceed
with a flood control study of the
turbulent San Felipe which runs
through Del Rio. The bill was
also approved by the Senate and
has been signed by the Presi-
* * *
THE FARM BILL, approved
in the closing days, will assure
Texas cotton farmers more ac-
reage next year and a choice on
two programs. The same bill in-
cludes a three-year extension of
the wool act. The latter is fi-
nanced exclusively from revenue
derived from tariff duties on
* * *
The second session of the 85th
Congress is winding up. It has
made a fairly constructive re-
cord. This session has faced up
to the demands of this space
and missile age, and has legis-
lated extensively on those sub-
I have an idea the country
would be better off if this Con-
gress had adjourned at least two
weeks earlier. There has been
a lot of wild spending measures
considered and some of them
have been enacted. We were able
to hold the line against a good
. * * *
THIS IS THE LAST of the
weekly newsletters for this year.
My thanks go to the newspapers
and to all my friends. And best
wishes to all of you for the rest
of the year.
Misses Janey and Andra Arn-
old of Menard came for their
grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Arn-
old, Tuesday. Mrs. Arnold ac-
companied her granddaughters
to Menard. They attended the
funeral of Edd Lehne, a brother-
in-law at Fort McKavett.
SUSCRIBE TO THE HERALD
$1.50 PER YEAR
Henry Milton Wienecke of
Stephenville was here Saturday
night to bring his brother,
James, home. He has been work-
ing at Stephenville for the past
Mr. and Mrs. Os^ar McDon-
ald were Kerrville visitors Mon-
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FEEDS, REMEDIES & SUPPLIES
Cusiom Feed Grinding on Thursdays
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JUST RECEIVED — new ship-
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