The Harper Herald (Harper, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1949 Page: 4 of 4
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r The Harper Herald - - Harper, Texas
Page Four Friday, September 16, 1949.
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(The Newsletter is written this
week by Miss Helen Routh, Se-
cretary to Congressman Fisher,
who is in Texas briefly during
One of the dullest places I
know of is Capitol Hill during a
congressional recess. Only a
handful of Members remain here
during recess—those who have
special assignments that keep
them in Washington. And when
recesses occur, a good portion
of the office staffs move home-
ward too. Offices are usually
opened in the home districts, par-
ticularly when the recess lasts
In the present instance, we
who work in congressional of-
fices look on the recess as a ne-
cessary nuisance. The time is
too short to justify the opening
of an office in the district, and
time and expense will not permit
us to travel as far away as Tex-
as and then return almost im-
mediately. If we had our way a-
bout it, we’d prefer to ‘keep
plowing until the crop is laid by’
and then go home and not be
interrupted for awhile. Congress-
man Fisher, however, went to
the district for two weeks. He
plans to be back here by Sept. 21.
But the recess^does give us a
chance to catch up with the of-
fice work. The mail, which is
somewhat lighter during recess,
brings us interesting new work
to do, new contacts to make, and
various types of service to per-
form for those who write us.
There is something new and dif-
ferent each day.
the first time. From here they
went to Cleveland to witness
a big air show.
A few days ago Honorable J.
Ed Johnson, formerly of Brown-
wood and now of Dallas, along
with H. L. Cravens of Brown-
wood, came by to see us.
Jack Hiight, of San Angelo, ar-
rived in the Capital recently to
take a course that may last a
year in Georgetown University.
His specialty will be foreign af-
fairs and consular work. Another
visitor was genial E. E. (Pat)
Murphy, also of San Angelo. At
about the same time came Mar-
garet Stites, a teacher in the San
Angelo College, along with Fran-
ces and Mary Routh, the latter
two from my home town in Bal-
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leurig,
with Dick and Marilyn, now liv-
ing at Pekin, Illinois, but form-
erly of Del Rio ( visited us re-
cently. Mr. Leurig, a long-time
personal friend of Congressman
Fisher, is angaged in the news-
paper business and was vacation-
ing in Washington.
Judge and Mrs. Lamar Thax-
ton and daughter, Gertrude, of
Mason, came by accompanied by
a son-in-law, D. K. Chris. Fen-
berry Jr., the latter now attend-
ing the University of North
Carolina at Durham.
Other visitors who dropped by
were Walter E. Suddrath, of San
Angelo, and Forrest Kyle, the
publisher of Bangs County Ga-
zette in Brown County.
The Washington papers have
been full of five-jercenter news
of late, and it seems to be quite
a common topic of talk on Cap-
itol Hill. I sometimes think con-
gressional office staffs follow
those proceedings with as much
or more interest than do the
Members. After all, our bosses
have so many other things to do
and think about. I remember
hearing one person say this a-
bout John Maragon the other
day: “I’ve known him around here
for years, and now imagine a
a small potato like John setting
the whole Nation agog by trying
to throw his weight around a-
mong folks who probably paid
very little attention to him.”
And everyone seems to have
Kerrville Man Found Dead
Under Overturned Auto
The toll of highway deaths in-
creased to two within the past
three weeks on the Fredericks-
burg-Austin highway when Alf.
H. Whipple Sr., age 61, of Kerr-
ville, was found dead Tuesday
morning under his overturned
car at the Middle Creek curve,
about 12 miles east of Johnson
City. The tragedy was discover-
ed by Miss Mary Davis of John-
son City who was driving to-
ward Austin when she noticed
the wrecked car and stopped to
It was the second highway fa-
tality on US highway 290 (Fred-
ericksburg to Austin) within the
past month. Mrs. Roy Harper,
age 26, died on August 23, as a
result of injuries sustained when
the car she was riding in and
driven by her husband, overturn-
ed on a sharp curve a short dis-
tance west of Stonewall.
Justice of the Peace W. E.
Stevenson of Johnson City, who
held the inquest and rendered a
verdict of acidental death said
Gems of Thought
If you wish success in life,
make perseverance your bosom
friend, experience your wise
counsellor, caution your elder
brother, and hope your guard-
ian genius. — Addison.
* * * *
The talent of success is noth-
ing more than doing what you
can do well; and doing well
whatever you do, without a
thought of fame.—Longfellow.
Failure is often that early
morning hour of darkness which
precedes the dawning of the day
of success. — Leigh Mitchell
Then, too, the going is made . his or her opinion about General
more interesting by the visits of I Vaughan anl his attempts to put
Auction Sale I
STARTING AT 1 P.M.
HOGS - CATTLE - SHEEP
GOATS - HORSES
We Pay San Antonio Prices!
Hogs are weighed in the morning as they come in.
j Gillespie County Commission Co. j
our friends and constituents.
They are always welcome. The
other day, for example, Mr. and
Mrs. Doyle Lane of Veribest
came by, along with Mrs. Ovie
D, Clark. Mrs. Clark is from
Goldthwaite and is the wife of
Major Clark, formerly of Good-
fellow Field but now head of
the ROTC program at nearby
Maryland University. The Lanes
drove up from Texas to visit
friends and see Washington for
You Are Always Welcome
Mr. and Mrs. Oren Cottle *
Regular Meals—Short Orders
T-Bones — Hamburgers —
Sandwiches — Hot Coffee —
Cold Drinks — etc.
g (Located at the Old Railroad Pens in Fredericksburg) g
in good words for his friends.
Most everyone I have heard men-
tion it agree that the General
used bad judgment in using his
influence while in the White
House on petty things, and that
such activity detracts from the
Every failure is a step to suc-
cess; every detection of what is
false directs us toward what is
indications were that Whipple Urue’ every trial exhausts some
had died instantly when the car i ^orm error‘ Wm.
failed to make the curve. Stev-! Whewell. ^ ^ # ^
enson estimated that the crash I ^ .
occurred at about 2 a. m. Miss) Success in life depends upon
Davis found the wreck at about j persistent effort, upon the lm-
9 a. m., the car having gone \ P^ovement of moments more
off the road, through the fence ! than upon any other one thing.
- < ’ >-------- «• I—Mary Baker Eddy.
and down an embankment.
The body was taken to the
Croft Funeral Home pending ar-
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It is the old lesson—a worthy
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Alfred H. Whipple Jr. f
During the past several years ;
rival of the family from Fort puipose, patient
Worth. Survivors include the i accomPhshment,
dignity of his office of Military
Aide to the President of the Unit-
ed States. Whether or not Gen.
Vaughan has done anything
criminally wrong, I don’t know;
probably not, according to the
papers. But it seems to me that
just the investigation and expo-
sure of the activities of these
people will alone serve a very
good purpose by helping to pre-
vent these things from happen-
ing in the future.
One paper carried this little
ditty, captioned Vaughanted Ax-
In Washington’s swirl
Of favor and fetter
But know-whom’s better.
From where I sit... Marsh
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“They Drive by Night”
As I was driving down Main
Street last Saturday, another car
swung out right in front of me. It
turned out to be Buck Blake. He
wasn’t going fast. It was just that
he had something else on his mind
at that particular moment.
Buck’s really one of the nicest
fellows I’ve ever known. But,
• sometimes he gets to day-dream-
ing on the road. He sort of gets
a “blind spot” to what’s going on
Now, lots of normally consider-
ate folks have their “blind spots.”
It could be anything from day-
dreaming while driving a car to
humming out loud at the movies.
From where I sit, it’s mighty
important to be on guard against
your own “blind spots.” The other
fellow has a right to his “share of
the road,” too—whether it’s hav-
ing a taste for a temperate glass
of sparkling beer or a desire to lis-
ten to some classical music if he
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