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VOLUME XXXIV, No. 37.
HARPER, GILLESPIE COUNTY, TEXAS. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1949.
SUBSCRIPTION SI.50 A YEAR
I READ THIS
Zeke Carsie Sez—
Being as how the schools iss
under full steam again and the
teachers all has their hands full
and runnin over in tryin 'to keep
the kids doin whatss rite and
from doin whats rong, as far
as they can, it reminds me of
For exzample, we can all re-
member a lot of the crackpot,
dumbell lansers that kids gives
to questions the teachers ask in
tryin to drill a little learnin in-
to their hard and unkonserned
heads. There is the case of the
youngster’s idear of ignorance.
He said it was when you didn’t
know sumthin and sumbody
found it out.
Then there was the time when
the teacher ask Johnny where
the Declaration of Independence
was signed and he replyed. “At
the bottom, I suppose.” Also the
time when the teacher said,
“Mary, if I 'took a potato and
cut it into two parts and then
cut each of the two parts into
ofur parts and then cut each
part in half, what would I
have?” And little Mary replyed
quick as a flash, “Potato salad!”
About the best one I’ve heard
tho is where the teacher was
havin a lesson about the differ-
ent animals and asked, “Tommy,
to what class of the animal king-
dom do I belong?” To this
Tommy ansered, “I just don’t
know, teacher. Pa says you’re an
old hen but Ma says you are an
But all the fuuy things about
schools, kids, and teachers don’t
happen at school. Lots of em
happens at home, like the time
a dad called his young son to
one side and told him in a very
stern 'tone of voice that he had
got a note from the teacher, who
.happened to be mighty good
lookin. Well, the kid told the
old man, “Oh, thats alrite, Pop,
I won’t say a word about it to
Mama.” Also there was the
case where little Willie was late
gettin home and his mother
wanted to know hy he was late
and he said the teacher kept him
^fter school. Asked why he said,
‘The teacher told us to write an
essay on the rezult of laziness,
and I turned in a blank sheet
And there was the time when
a youngster went home after the
prizes had been passed out on
the last day of school and her
mother asked, “Helen, did you
get any of the prizes at school
today?” And little Helen’s
answer war, “No, Mam, but I
got horrible mention.”
Anyhow, the school days is
wunderfun, and its a pity that
most kids cant realize hoW im-
portant they are until it is too
Harper "B" Team Six-Man Football Squad
Front, left to right: Kelton
Lange, center; Robert Baethge,
back; Larry Goehmann, capt.
“B” squad, back; Kenneth Man-
er, back; Eugene Strackbein,
end. Back row, left to right:
Teddy Harlan end; Herbert Lang,
back; Ray Carter, coach; Ken
Whitewood, end; Worth Duder-
Seated in front: Ed. Walker,
Jr. student, manager.
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Presbyterian Building Committee
Approved New Parsonage Plan
At Meeting Held Monday Nigbt ^ ^ y# jy^nt
Death Case For February 6,1950
The building committee of the
Harper Presbyterian Church met
in the church on Monday night
and decided on the house plan
for the new manse which is to
It was decided that work on
the new building should get un-
derway at an early date. The
old residence will be torn down
and the usable lumber and mat-
erial will be used, along with
new lumber, for the construction
of the attractive new parsonage.
The new building will have
two bedrooms, bath, living
room, dinette, kitchen, study, and
an entrance porch. It is to be
a frame structure with asbestos
Members of the Presbyterian
congregation are requested 'to
contact either of the following
building committee members if
they wish to contribute to the
building fund or donate 'their
time and, labor: John S. Morris,
Fred Whitewood, David Schmidt,
Mrs. David Schmidt, Mrs. A. C.
Wendel, Mrs. Charles Gammen-
Farm Bureau To Have Bi-District
Meetings Sept 6-21 at Abilene
Lutheran pastors of this sec-
tion of our state will meet in
an Area Pastors’ Conference op.
Evangelism on Sept. 16, at Zion
Lutheran Church, 702 Cincinnati
Ave. San Antonio, Texas begin-
ning at 10 a. m. The Confer-
ence meets under the leadership
of Pastor R. D. Lechleitner, who
is one of the five Regional Direc-
tors of the Lutheran Commis-
sion of Evangelism for the
United States and Canada, and
Pastor Arthur E. Rode serving
as Area Director.
Meetings of this nature are
being held throughout the Unit-
ed States and Canada at this
time, in an international pro-
gram conducted by Lutherans.
Sight major bodies are partici-
oating in this Lutheran Coopera-
tive Evangelism Program. These
are: The American Lutheran
Church, Augustana Lutheran
Church, Danish Lutheran Ch.,
evangelical Lutheran Church,
Finnish Suomi Synod, Lutheran
Free Church, United Evangel-
cal Lutheran Church, and the
Jnited Lutheran Church. These
bodies comprise more than ten
housand congregations in Can-
da and the United States.
A series of 25 bi-district meet-
ings sponsored by the Texas
Farm Bureau Federation will be
held throughout the state of
Texas, Sept, 6-21, it has been an-
nounced by J. Walter Hammond,
federation president. The two
meetings scheduled for this dis-
trict will be held in 'the Hotel
Wooten, Abilene, on Saturday,
Sept. 17, and in the VFW Hall,
Comanche, on Monday, Sept. 19,
Director Raymond McElrath of
Coleman will preside. Meetings
will start at 10 a. m.
In conducting the meetings,
President Hammond will be as-
sisted by Austin A. Crownover,
state field representative. The
United States Congressman from
the district has been invited to
appear on the program and
speak to the group on agricul-
tural trends in Washington.
Another highlight of the meet-
ings will be a queen contest
scheduled for 3 p. m. The queen
selected at each meeting will
at the state convention in Nov.
at which the district queen will
be determined, and a state queen
chosen from the district win-
Farm Bureau spokesmen will
give farmers and ranchers first
hand information on develop-
ments in the agricultural field
directly affecting the welfare of
farm people; they will also seek
the views of the people on cur-
rent issues as well as future
Enrollment procedures to be
used in the state-wide member-
ship program to be conducted in
October will also be discussed.
In reviewing some of the ac-
complishments of Farm Bureau
in 1949, made possible by a good
membership, President Ham-
mond called attention to work
of the organization in securing
adequate storage facilities for
grain producers which is esti-
mated to have saved Texas
farmers approximately $45,000,-
000! also the Farm Bureau’s ef-
forts in securing a support price
on cottonseed, estimated to have
saved farmers of Texas another
All farmers and ranchmen,
and agricultural agency leaders
are invited to attend the meet-
Dist. 6. meeting will be held
at San Angelo, St. Angelus Ho‘
tel, Friday, Sept. 16.
Launch Campaign Against Smut
“Don’t touch a thing, Miss Mil*
ier—I know right where every-
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whitewood
and Mrs. R. E. Peril took Fred
Whitewood Jr. to Alpine Sunday
where he will attend Sul Ross
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Barker and
two children spent the week-end
at Millersview with his brother,
Alton Barker, and family.
Hill Country Study Club
Tejas Study Club
The Hill Country Study Club
had its first meeting of the sea-
son last Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2
p. m. with Mrs. Jeff D. Jackson,
Lampasas, Sixth District Pres.,
as guest speaker for their Feder-
ation Day Program. Members of
the Tejas Study Club were
guests for the occasion.
The meeting was held at the
home of Mrs. A. C. Wendel with
Miss Peggy Gould and Mrs. Carl
Whitworth as hostesses. The
living room was beautifully de-
corated with marigolds, zinnias,
Mrs. Jackson, who was intro-
duced by ,Mrs. Worth Howe,
gave an interesting and inspir-
ing talk on Federation work,
which covers everything from
home to international under-
standing. She emphasized the
importance of club work as a
means of service to humanity
as well as broadening and en-
riching, our own lives. It is an
adult university, if you care to
make it such, and carries with
it the common bond of friendship
with other club women all over
the state, nation, and the world.
Mrs. Jackson was accompan-
ied by Mrs. Joe Bozarth, also of
Lampasas, district secretary.
They cordially invited all mem-
bers to the next District Meet-
ing, which will be held at Lam-
The hostesses served delicious
refreshments of punch, cookies,
and open-faced sandwiches to
members and guests.
After the social hour, Mrs. Rol-
lie Peril presided for a short
business meeting of the Hill
Judgment Entered In
• Agricultural leaders of Oklahoma and Texas are conducting a con-
certed drive against stinking smut of wheat by encouraging cleaning and
treating of seed before planting this fall.
Inspecting the official poster of the campaign which will be displayed
by county agents, grain elevators and others throughout the Winter
Wheat Belt are: K. E. Soder, left, Secretary of the Texae-Oklahoma
Wheat Improvement Program; Dr. A. M. Schlehuber, center, Agrono-
mist of the Oklahoma Experiment Station; and Fred Dines, Agricultural
Service Manager of Burris Panhandle Elevators at Amarillo, Texas and
an operator of several seed cleaning and treating units in the Texas
Benefits of seed treatment, such as better stands and higher yields,
usually return farmers ten times or more the cost of treatment—in addi-
tion to controlling stinking smut or bunt.
Judgment was entered on Sept.
10, by vfudge Thomas C. Fergu-
son in Gillespie County Distrist
Court in 'the case styled Mrs.
Frank J. Martin vs. Lela B.
Martin, widow of the late Rep.
Tom Martin. Judgment was de-
creed that Mrs. Frank Martin
and Mrs. Lela B. Martin each
have the right to reside on the
property in question and that
Mrs. Frank Martin holds the le-
gal title to the property, subject
to the equitable title in Mrs.
Lela Martin. Upon the death of
Mrs. Frank Martin, mother of
Tom Martin, the property then
becomes vested in the name of
Mrs. Lela Martin.
There were thirty-five special
issues submitted to the jury in
this case. Judgment rendered
was based on the 35 special is-
sues which included the finding
of a contract made by the late
Judge Clarence Martin and his
wife with Tom Martin and his
wife in the year 1935, and being
carried into effect and in force
at this time.
According to District Clerk E.
L. Schmidt, the provisions in the
judgment are so many that only
the most important ones, as they
are understood, will be stated
hei;e. Mrs. Lela B. Martin is to
have the title control and posses-
sion on the 200 acres and to have
all the revenue, rents and other
income and revenue accruing
from said lands; that Mrs. Frank
J. Martin have the right to reside
in the residence building on said
lands as long as she lives; Mrs.
Lela B. Martin to share residence
with Mrs. Frank Martin; Mrs.
Lela B. Martin is to support Mrs.
Frank Martin during her life
time. Should Mrs. Frank Martin
decide to live elsewhere, Mrs.
Lela Martin to pay her $50.00 per
month as support.
Mrs. Lela B. Martin, as Cross
Plaintiff, is to recover from Cross
Defendants Walter C. Linden, Jr.
and J. O. Tanner the sum of
$350.00, the amount having been
paid according to a report issued
Wednesday morning by District
Clerk E. L. Schmidt.
Notice of appeal has been given
by the Plaintiff, Mrs. Frank J.
Auto Accident Death Case
Set For Feb. 6, 1950
In the case />t Dornell Settle
vs. Betty Ross Leasure and the
case of Betty Ross Leasure vs.
H. L. Davis et al, the two cases
were consolidated and the case
now styled as Mrs. Ethel Settle
vs! Betty Ross*Leasure. The case
was set for hearing on points of
law for February 6, 1950. These
cases grew out of an automobile
accident two miles west of Stone-
wall in which two men lost their
lives. The parties in the cases
were represented by half a dozen
out of town lawyers, the only
local attorney in the cases being
In the case of Paula Treibs vs.
Adolf Treibs, a divorce was grant-
ed. Property rights had been
amicably settled. The care and
custody of the minor child of the
parties, Blen Ray Treibs, was a-
warded to plaintiff with the de-
fendant having to pay to Plain-
tiff the sum of $25.00 per month
for the support of the child.
The case of Leonora Eckhardt
and husband vs. Anna Weinheim-
er and husband; tresspass to try
title, was decided in favor of the
Weinheimer’s. Eckhardt’s gave
notice of appeal.
In the case of Paul Elgin Grobe
vs. Helen June Grobe, for cus-
tody of child, the settlement was
by agreement. Helen June Grobe
mother of the minor chidl, is to
have permanent custody and con-
trol of the child, Douglas Wayne
Grobe. Paul Elgin Grobe, father
of the child is to have right of
A petition by Mrs. Auguste
Krauskopf and Max J. Biersch-
wale, executors of Oscar Kraus-
kopf and William Bierschwale,
respectively, asking for delivery
to them of the balance left over
after the close of the receivership
of the Citizens Bank in the am-
ount of $1518.12 and now in the
Registry of the District Court.
This application was granted and
the Clerk ordered to pay over
the said amount of $1518.12 in
equal parts to Max J. Biersch-
wale and Auguste Krauskopf,
In another case styled Theo-
dore Sultemeier vs. James Vas-
selmann et al, on a controversy
over the closing of a road, the
court has taken judgment under
advisement but no judgment had
been released at the time of this
writing Wednesday morning.
It’s all in a day’s work for a Navy
Bluejacket. A crew member from
one of the units of the Sixth Task
Fleet lends a little support to the
Leaning Tower of Pisa in the
course of the Fleet’s visit to the
ports of northern Italy. Florence,
Pisa and other Italian cities were
on the sightseeing agenda as the
Task Force brought the Naval ver-
sion of America to Mediterranean
shores, ^Official U.S. Navy Photograph)
To Meet Center Point Here Saturday Night
The Harper ‘Bobcats’ six-man
football team will eftgage the
Center Point high school sextett
at the Harper Community Park
on Saturday night at 8:15 p. m.,
for their first game of the year.
The event will be played under
the newly lighted field. Members
of the team are shown in the
above photo with their coach,
Rex Fox. The squad last year
won district and bi-district cham-
Photo of the newly erected
60-foot poles for the lighted field
at the Community Park is seen
above. In addition to football, the
lights can also be used for rodeos
and possibly for softball games.
In the photo, left to right: ,
Leroy Tatsch, quarterback; Dug-j
less Carter, back; Charles Fred-
erich, end; Carl Neal, captain,
end; Junior Baumann, center;
Jack Eathorne, quarterback;
Dayton Frederick, back. Stand-
ing, left to right: Rex Fox, coach;
Gilbert Sltrackbein, end; Anton
Mrosek, end; Pat Rogers, back;
Kenneth Cosper, end; Colan Bar-
rett, end; Clark Bierschwale,
Coach. Fox stated that he had
been unable to work out a start-
ing line-up for Saturday night’s
game, but the players, weights,
and positions of the Bob Cat
squad are as follows:
Carl Baker, 142 back.
Tony, Mrosek, 185, end-back.
Pat Rogers, 158, back.
Gilbert Strackbein, 148, end.
Kenneth Cosper, 155, end,
Colan Barrett, 153, center,
Clark Bierschwale, 140, back,
Leroy Tatsch, 110, back.
Douglas Carter, 132, back,
Charles Friedrich, 151, end,
Carl Neal, 135, end-back,
Junior Baumann, 137, center,
Jackie Eathorne, 118, back,
Dayton Friedrich, 122, back,
Charles Neal, 132, back, ‘
Delano Nixon, 175, end,
Teddy Harlan, 128, end,
Herbert Lange, 116, back,
Kenneth Whitewood, 126, end.
Worth Duderstadt, 135, center.
Kelton Lange, 131, center.
Robert Baker, 125, end,
Larry Goehmann, 132, back,
Kenneth Maner, 114, back.
Eugene Strackbein, 135, end.
A lie which is half a truth is ever
the blackest of lies.
17— U. S. Constitution
18— Atlanta Exposition,
well address. 1796.
20—Sister Elizabeth Ken-'
ny born, 1886. ,
dor to France. 1776.
Installation Services For Rev A. L
Spellman To Be Held September 25
Services will be held on Sun-
day evening, Sept. 25, at 7:30
p. m. for the installation of Rev.
A. L. Spellman as pastor of the
Harper Presbyterian Church.
Visiting clergy who will par-
ticipate in the installatioh pro-
gram will he Dr. Paul J. Schwab
San Antonio; Dr. Samuel Terry,
San Antonio; Dr. Fred Brooks
Austin; and Rev. H. Peyton Wad-
dell of San Antonio.
Rev. Spellman and Mrs. Spell
man moved to Hgjpp&r on July
10, and have been residing ir
the old John S. Whitewood ranch
home, where they will continue
to be at home until the new
parsonage is completed.
Harper Lions To
Lions Here Ties.
The Harper Lions Club will
engage the Kerrville Lions Club
in a softball game at the Harper
Community Park lighted field on
Tuesday night, 8 p. m,
A rip-roaring game is assured
local fans and everyone is urged
to come out and watch the fun.
Numerous “home-runs” are con-
templated by the local Lions who
are all set to make it a “tough”
game for the visiting brethren
On Wednesday night of this
week it is reported that a team
representing the Hopf Locker
Plant defeated a team composed
of and representing the “Road
Hands” who are working on the
fencing along the new Harper-
Kerrville road. The game was
quite an interesting event with
numerous fans on hand.
It SEE THE NEED... To MEET THE NEED..
-THE WAY OF PROGRESS THROUGHOU
If OR. EXAMPLE*
STRAIGHT PINS, ONCE MAOE BY
HAND, WERE VERY EXPENSIVE,
Mrs. Katie Coggeshall and
sons, Charles and Roy of Den-
ton were in Harper Friday to
visit their daughter and sister,
Mrs. Oren Cottle, and family,
In an earlier day, economic protection fora man’s
FAMILY WAS DIFFICULT TO COME BY, ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE
FOR THE AVERA <SE FAMILY HEAP TO PROVIDE*
As more and more men recognized the need for
FAMILY PROTECTION, LIFE INSURANCE DEVELOPED TO MEET
THIS NEED... TODAY, POUR. OUT OF EVERY FIVE FAMILIES
IN AMERICA OWN SOME LIFE INSURANCE.
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