The Harper Herald (Harper, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, October 10, 1958 Page: 4 of 4
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Pagf Four Friday, October 10, 1958
The Harper Herald . - • Harper, Texas
BUCK 'n BULL CLUB ANNUAL
November 2nd, 1958 • 1 P. M.
Visitors in the. Alfred Kramer
home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Mund and children and
Mrs. Edmund Alberthal and
August Burrer, all of Freder-
Mrs. Pete Whitworth was a
visitor in the Fred Whitwood
home Monday afternoon.
James Tarr, who is a guest of
Jimmie Borrough’s, and a friend
from Canada, left Monday on a
trip by plane on an Air Tour
through West and East Texas.
They will visit Alpine, El Paso
and other places of interest from
Oct. 4 through Oct 11.
Mrs. Creighton Stevens and
Mrs. Lulla Roberts were in Aus-
tin last Wednesday. Mrs. Rob-
erts consulted an eye specialist
and remained for further treat-
Eldane Brown of Austwell and
father, Wallace Brown, made a
trip to Artesia, New Mexico,
Station - Harper
The so-called “chicken hawk”
is the farmer’s friend, not his
enemy, says an article in the
June Reader’s Digest. A Univer-
sity of Michigan professor esti-
mates every hawk saves farmers
$110 a year in rodent damage.
Few, if any, hawks prey on barn-
The Digest article, “The Truth
About Hawks,” by Peter Farb,
reports that a nature enthusiast,
Dr. Paul Fluck of Lambertville,
N. J. demonstrated this by pen-
ning a wounded red-tailed hawk
with some chickens.
Farmers shook their heads, but
for three months the hawk lived
almost affectionately with the
chickens and not a chick was
lost. Gone, however, were the
rats and mice which formerly
fattened on the chickens’ feed.
The Department of Agricul-
ture analyzed the stomachs of
2690 hawks and owls. It found
that few hawks eat chickens or
speedy game birds. Still, most
people classify all 32 species
merely as “big” chicken hawks
and many farmers shotgun them
on sight. Many thousands are
killed senselessly every year. A-
round the Hawk Mountain Sanc-
tuary in Kempton, Pennsylvan-
ia, there are more than 100 shoot-
ing stands and it is estimated
that during migration 1500
hawks are slaughtered there
Farb reports hawk protection
is gaining. Eight states have
model laws protecting them:
California, Connecticut, Florida,
Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michi-
gan and. Rhode Island. Pennsyl-
vania recently tightened its hunt-
ing laws. The conservation de-
partments of 24 states are distri-
buting National Audubon Society
leaflets which identify the vari-
ous types of hawk and describe
their food habits..
Hawks, Farb writes, kill only
when they are hungry, never for
sport. Although they will chase
or tease other birds for the fun
of it, the victim finally escapes
unhurt if the hawk is not hun-
gry. They can be trained to the
affectionate obedience of a dog
and their near human qualities
of love, anger and playfulness
have made them the favorite of
The article is condensed from
WIRE ANP BITS OF METAL EATEN W/TH
FOIL ABE... *HARPWAR£ P/SEASE . RILLS'
MILLIONS OF POLL ARS WORTH OF CATTLE
A TEAR. INSERTING A NICKEL-CONTAINING
ALNICO MA GNET INTO A COW'S STOMACH
PERMANENTLY KEEPS SUCH METAL JUNK
FROM PUNCTURING COWS JNNARPS.
PRIVEN BY SHAFTS THINNER THAN BROOMSTICKS!
TO W/7HSTANP TERR/FIC BATTERING ANP VIBRATION AT
160 MPH, SPEEPBOAT PROPELLER SHAFTS ARE MAPE OF
HIGH-STRENGTH MONEL NICKEL-COPPER ALLOY. TH/S SHAFT
TRANSMITS TEN TIMES-
THE POWER OF THE
JUST A HAIR-THICKNESS OF
NICKEL IS NEEPEP UNPER
THE CHROMIUM FINISH TO
PROTECT CAR 'CHROME "FROM
RUST, ANPKEEP IT BRIGHT-
FOR YEARS ANP YEARS.
Hill Country Angus
Ass’n. To Hold
Sale November 11
The Hill Country Angus Asso-
ciation will hold its eight an-
nual sales at the Gillespie Coun-
ty Fair Grounds Tuesday, Nov.
11, according to County Agent
C. A. Stone.
Judging will start promptly at
10 a. m. Sale time is 1 p. m. They
will be offering 38 females and
33 bulls for sale. Lem Jones of
Copperas Cove will serve as auc-
tioneer of the sale.
Catalogs may be obtained by
writing to Stone, secretary, Hill
Country Angus Association, Post
Office Box 431, Fredericksburg.
Emergency Handbooks To Be
Distributed By ley Scouts
In conjunction with a nation-
wide campaign, all Cub Scouts,
Boy Scouts and Explorers in Gil-
lespie County are distributing
“Civilian Defense Handbook for
Emergencies” to every home.
Dr. Lorence Feller, coordinator
in Gillespie County has sent the
booklets to all dens and troops.
In Fredericksburg the Cubs
and Scouts will deliver the pam-
phlets from house to house. In
rural areas the pamphlets will
be distributed in the schools for
The booklets are for emergen-
cies, fire prevention, flood prep-
aration, hurricane and tornado
activities, first aid rules, Cpnei-
rad instructions in case of en-
emy alack, radioactive fallout,
community plans for emergen-
cies in case of flood, hurricanes
In charge of distributing in
Harper is Charles W. Barrett of
First State Bank, where Scouts
will make every effort to distrib-
ute these pamphlets to every
Should anyone be overlooked
or missed, pamphlets will be a-
vailable at the Chamber of Com-
merce office, Fredericksburg;
Doss School; First State Bank,
Harper; James Eckert Service
Dens, Scout & Explorer Troops
in the county and city are as
follows (Institutional representa-
tives, Scoutmaster and unit com-
mittee chairman listed following
Troop 132, Elgin H. Mund,
Harry Wahrmund, Emil F. Lange
Troop 134, sponsored by St.
Joseph’s Society, Alvin Slehling,
Edgar Itz, William Kruse
Troop 135, sponsored by two
Methodist churches, James L.
Bender, H. H. Nixon, Tyrus Cox
Troop 136, sponsored by Luth-
eran Brotherhoods, Hans Hanne-
mann, Dale T. Fletcher, Dr. Lor-
Explorer Post 136, sponsored
by Holy Ghost Church, Alton
Klier, Jack Petermann, Dr. Lor-
Cub Scout Pack 133, sponsored
by Fbg. P-TA, Dr. Lorence Fel-
ler, Clifford Duecker, Dr. Feller
Cub Scout Pack 145, sponsored
•by Methodist Churches, Jack
Wiemers, Marvin Daniels, Jack
Troop 138, sponsored by Stone-
wall Community Club, B. H. Ec-
kert, Clarence Klein, Walter Mol-
Cub Scout Pack 138, sponsored
by Stonewall Community Club,
Hilmar Nebgen, Lawrence Klein,
Troop 139, sponsored by Plar-
per Baptist Brotherhood, A. B.
Barker, Dennis Parker, Hollan
District Judge Jim K. Weather-
by of Kerrville, whose Judicial
District includes Gillespie Coun-
ty, will attend the annual con-
ference of Texas judges, Oct.
9-10 at Laredo.
Judge Weatherby will join
some 190 other members of the
State Bar’s judicial section to
work out mutual problems rang-
ing from needed improvements
in criminal law to court-spon-
sored marriage counselling.
Headed by Chairman Tom J.
Renfro, Associate Justice of the
Fort Worth Court of Civil Ap-
peals, the section is comprised of
some 250 judges of appellate and
district courts and county courts-
District Judge D. B. Wood of
Georgetown, vice chairman, is
in charge of the two-day program
which will include some 30 ad-
dresses and panel discussions in-
volving problems common to the
judiciary. The annual banquet
Friday night will feature an ad-
dress by Associate Justice W. St.
John Garwood of the Texas Su-
preme Court, Austin.
Youngsters Go On
Two younsters, a 10-year-old
and a six-year-old, went on a
“shooting spree” and ended up
killing three head of cattle and
two sheep this past Monday, ac-
cording to Sheriff Hugo Klaer-
Sheriff stated that the 10-year-
old did the shooting, killing three
Holstein heifers belonging to Os-
wald Crenwelge and two sheep
belonging to Edgar Kordzik. The
three head of cattle were valued
at over $500 by Crenwelge, as
they were out of registered dairy
A hearing will he held, Sheriff
Klaerner said, and they will try
to get the children declared neg-
lected so that they may be sent
to .a home where they may re-
ceive supervision and attention.
The rifle used in the shooting,
Klaerner said, was stolen from a
A/IC and Mrs. Paul Lang and
two children of New Braunfels
spent the week end with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lang.
Other visitors Sunday were Lt.
and Mrs. Norman Sullivan and *
children and Miss Bernice Lang
of San Antonio and Mr. and Mrs.
Ellis Lang and Sharon Kay of
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Recent visitors in the W. E.
Fletcher home were Mr. and Mrs.
Worth Duderstadt arrived here
this week, visiting with his wife
and baby daughter and his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Du-
derstadt, and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Wienecke left
Saturday for Stephenville where
they will visit their son, Henry
Milton Wienecke, and family.
Mrs. Paul Lang and two chil-
dren and Mrs. Edwin Lang visi-
ted Mr. and Mrs. George Wahl
and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Roeder
Big Changes Occur
College Station. — Agriculture
has a highly shifting nature - - -
big changes are in store and may
have already occured, according
to Alvin B. Wooten, extension
For example, U. S. farm popu-
lation dropped nearly two million
persons in 1956 - - • are all-time
record drop for any single year,
says Wooten. But while num-
bers are decreasing, farm size is
increasing. Since 1940, average
farm size has increased 40 per-
cent and investment per farm
has shot up 300 per cent (when
inflation is allowed for). Farm
land values have risen 40 per-
cent in the last seven years.
Only 12 percent of the popula-
tion is engaged in farming, says
the economist. This means 12
per cent of the population now
provides the raw material to
feed itself and the remaining 88
per cent. In colonial times, more
than 85 per cent, of the nation
was engaged in farming.
In 1950, only 30 percent of
farm people were working at off-
farm jobs. In 1956 this figure
had risen to 40 percent .
In 1950, 17 per cent of farm
wives had off-farm employment.
In 1956, 26 per cent were so en-
gaged. This was the largest in-
crease of any occupational
In 1957, Wooten points out
that 2.1 per cent of the nation’s
farmers produced 33 percent of
all farm products and half of the
farmers produced 90 per cent.
Thus, 50 per cent of U. S. far-
mers produced 10 per cent of the
total farm production.
The farm population is also
Uf a stand of grass
i HAS BEEN WEAKENED BY
£ CHEWING INSECTS, THERE'S
MORE OPPORTUNITY FDR,
WEEDS TO BECOME
~ ESTABLISHED, WsED-B-OOH
applied by an o^tho lawn
SPRAYER RILLS DANDELIONS,
PLANTAIN, CHlCKWEEP, ETC.
DEAD ROTES OF
TURF in vmuwt
feu. BACK A SECTION
AND LOOK FOR GRUBS
SOD VYEBWOPMS, OFl
LAWN WRECKERS 1
(§RUBG OF ALL KINDS,
WHETHER. JAPANESE BEETLES,
SOD WERW0RMS.ETC..CAN BE
UCKED EASILY WITH L0NS-
LASTING CHEMICALS LIKE
Miss Virginia Roeder of San
Antonio spent the week end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rich-
Mr. and Mrs. Hilmar Lott were
visitors, in the home of Mrs. Gor-
don Harper Saturday afternoon.
Other visitors recently were Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Staudt.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Green and
children of Kerrville visited her
mother, Mrs. Ida Kneese, Satur-
getting older, he says. Since,
1950, the largest decrease in farm
population has been in the 18 to
Mr, and Mrs. Moss of Freder-
icksburg and Mrs. Annie V. Moss
and two daughters of Laredo
were here to visit Mrs. Moss’s
aunt, Mrs. Ida Smith. As Mrs.
Smith was not at home, they
visited Mrs. S. S. Stewart, Sat-
P. F. Jones, Roy Roberts and
Clint Brown attended the funeral
of Mr. Stone in Kerrville Satur-
Mrs. Zelma Little I of Camp-
wood and Mrs. Gillie Pape of
Prade Ranch were here visiting
Mesd. C. N. Taylor and. Frank
Staudt and other relatives Sat-
urday through Sunday.
Edwin Klein attended the
Brotherhood meeting at Camp
Chrysalis Sunday, Oct. 5. He was
accompanied by other brother-
hood members from Fredericks-
Visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Spaeth, over the
week end were their daughter,
Mrs. Myron Schneider, and hus-
band of Seguin,
Saturday Nighl, Deft. II
--J. J. Pairanella
The Annual Gillespie
County Farm Bureau
Thursday? Oct. 16, 1958
Gillespie Co. Fair Grounds
Policy and Resolution
Discussion 3 io 6 P.M.
Supper ............ 7 P.M.
Business Meeting 8 P.M.
during business meeting.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1958,
Turkey Dinner — Cafeteria Style
Dinner: $1.00 Adults; Children 50c
Serving Begins at 11:00 A. M.
DINNERS TO GO—on ouiside kiichen,
Homemade Cakes and Pies for sale,
whole or by ihe slice.
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