The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 4, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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ONLY PAPER IN STONEWALL COUNTY
ASPERMONT, TEXAS, THURSDAY. OCTOBER. 4, 1917
GEE McMEANS KILLED
"Sweetwater, Texas, Oct. 1.
Q. McMeansof Odessa, former
state ranger and sheriff of Ector
.county was killed in a pistol
battle with Frank and Gus
Hamerof Snyder here this after-
'noon. McMeanswas shot thru
"•the heart while he and Frank
J#Hmer were clinched. Frank
. Ham^r was shot through the
.lefl shoulder and left thigh, but
•i§ not fatally wounded-
•* The battle which i3 said to be
an outgrowth of the 8ims-John-
son case at Snyder, took place
in the City garage where Mc-
Means and the Hamers met l>y
chance. All were on their way
to Baird to attend the trial of a
rounder case growing out of the
frilling of Ed Sims, McMeans'
• brother-in-law, at Snyder a year
ago by his wife and her brother,
l-'rank "amer's wife is the
widow of Ed Sims, with whose
death she was charged jointly
with her brother. The trial of
the brother was transferred to
Frank Ham°r, his wife, (Jus
Hamer and Johnson and his wife
were on their way by automoble
to Baird. McMeans, in an auto-
moble driven by an ejnp'oye, H.
E.,Philips, drove In the garage
to purchase gasoline, and found
the Harney pair there.
Ten shots were fired in the
battle. Seven revolvers, two
automatic pistols and three re-
peating rifles were taken from
•members of the two parties.
Arrests were made by Chief
of Police Johnson.—Star Tele-
The body of Mr. McMean*
was brought to Aspermont last
Tuesday and buried in the As-
permont cemetary funeral ser-
vices held by Rev. C. S. Cam-
Gee McMeans was born in
""Dallas Co. June 11th 1876.
Leaves a wife and one child,
boy 11 years old, they reside in
Odessa Texas, also three bros.
Joe McMeans of this county «nd
Bud and Lain McMeans of Has-
The Star extends sympathy
and condolence to the bereaved.
Subject: Christ's Yoke—What it
is and How to Wear it-
Leader—B. B. Mangum.
Scripture Reading; Mat. XI,
What is Christ's Yoke?—Marene
How to Weir Christ's Yoke-
Piano Solo-Virginia Cameron,
FROM W. A. lllcCOY
Camp Travis, Sept. 30.
Mr. W. A. Dunwody,
I have been so busy at my
new work that I haven't had
time to write, but will steal a
little time tonight to tell you
what became of us. Upon our
arrival, 5 of us were sent to t he
field artillery but one got exern
pted from here. The other 21
went to the Infantry, but one
got transferred to the engineer-
corps from there.
I saw the other boys today,
J. I). Mortin, Jesse Avery, they
came over to the infantry on a
visit. Marion Humphrey is in
the hospital, a horse hurt his leg
a little, not serious.
I have to study from 7:00 until
8:30, five niffhts out of the week
in a non commissioned officers
school, 15 new men and 10 old
ones were given this privilege in
our battery, aru.l I was oiv of
the lucky buneh.
Please send me the Stars 1'rom
the time we left*and change my
address to Camp Travis, Texas.
Dr. Stoker of Spur Texas
will be in Aspermont
October 8th. to do sur-
gery and treat diseases of
the Eye. Nose and throat.
Testing and fitting glasses
Office at Dr. Wm. Jordan,
At the Aspermont Phar-
Notice to Trustees
Of Stonewall Co.
There will be a meeting of the
Trustees of Ston«v;jll county.
Saturday Octoper liitth 2 p.m.
iu the County County room, to
discuss classification of schools,
compulsory attendance and any
other question that might be of
interest to the schools.
Let each district be represent-
ed if you haven't anything to ask
perhaps you have some sugges-
tion to give, that will help some
of us alonsr- You know the
Good Book says, "It }s more
blessed to give than to deceive,"
so we shall look for you with
your helpful suggestions.
Another thing, all applications
for State Aid must be turned in
M. Sudie Abbott
Jim Rash has our thanks for
cash op subscription thi* week.
1 am prepared to your tin
work. J^g, Gue X
FIRST MARRIED MAN
Clement Guest left Monday
for San Antonio where he will
undergo examination for the
Avation Corps. Clement is not
only the first married man to
volunteer from this county, but
there has not been a married
man examined by the Local Ex-
emption Board and passed but
that he immediately filled claim
for exemption. It is very com.
mendable in this young man of.
fering his service to Uncle Sam
and the situation would look en-
tirely different if a few more of
us had a little his patriotism.
LYCEUM COURSE FOR
Again the Pheonix Club will
present The Dixie Lyceum
Course to the people of Asper-
mont and vicinity.
While there will be only four
numbers this season, the Enter-
tainers are people of unusual
The first attraction will be
Oct. 11th at the Court House.
A Mather Hilburn wili present
"A Bachelors Romance," this
has been pronounced Mr. Hil-
burn's crowning effort, The
stage is forgotten, and Mr.
Hilburn is the Bachelor.
Season tickets are now on sale.
We are entering into the last
month of the present conference
year. As Methodists, we have
set for our goal for next Sunday,
the presence of every one of our
Methodist folks at the 11 o'clock
hour and at the 7:30 service. We
want all our members present
that day. We have matters of
interest to every one of you. We
will clH the roll of the church,
and let us have a response from
every one. So please arrange to
be there if it is at all possible.
Let other matters go this time,
the church needs your presence
that day. Come without fail.
' Yours for service,
C S. Cameron.
JOHN GIBSON BUYS
CITY MEAT MARKET
John Gipson purchased of
Ddlty Bros, the City Meat Mar-
ket last week and took charge
Monday morning. John needs
no recommendation at our hands
as he is well and favorable
known all over the country. He
says he is going to run strictly
an up to-date market and invites
you to call and see him.
H Notice To All
1 I will sell feed strictly for
cash after October Gth.
'' Please do not ask for
'j Yours truly
W. B. Bingham.
J. S. McCan who has just re-
turned from an extended visit
to Youug county was a pleasant
caller at the Star office the latter
part of last week. Mr. McCan
has traveled a good deal this
summer, but he never saw any-
thing that looked better than
Old Stonewall, and he is on the
job when it comes to boosting
for his home county, he is very
enthuasiastic about *the bond
election that is to be held in his
preciect the 20th of this month,
and by the way. last but not
iea#t he handed us the price of
the Star and Dallas News while
Patronize Star advertisers.
To All Local and Dis-
trict Exemption Boards
Austin, Texas, Sept. 28, 1917.
The following telegram 1 a.'
just been received from the Pro-
vost Marshal General and is
transmitted for your instruction
and guidance: "A reward of
fifty doliars payable for tha de-
livery at t he nearest army camp
or pos: for a deserter. This re-
ward is in full satisfaction of all
expenses incurred in said deliv-
ery. A-person who fails to re-
port to his L?cal Borad of mili-
tary service at the time specified
in his order to report is a de-
serter. A person who fails to
report for military service to the
Adjutant General of the State
by the date specified in the or-
der of the Adjutant General to
said persons is a deserter. It is
highly desirable from every
standpoint that an effort now be
made to round up all persons
who are delinquent in reporting
for military service. It is
thought that if the fact of re
ward is given widest publicity
we shall have a great force of
police officers and even of indi-
viduals interested in bringing
such delinquents under military
control. If, after such persons
are brought to a military author-
ity, it appears to the military
authority that their delinquency
is not wilful they will be for-
warded t) a mobilization camp
and their Local Board will be
given credit. If it appears that
delinquency was wilful they will
be prosecuted before court mar-
tial as deserters. In either case
the reward is payable. Crowder
By direction of the Governor.
Henry HutchinRS, AdjutantGen-
eral, State of Texas.
A1 Gardner of near Swenson
was in town the latter part of
last week marketing some of his
fleecy staple, and while in town
made the Star office a pleasant
call, come again Mr. Gardner.
School has been moving along
very nicely for the first month,
but now that the first lests are
over, we have our bearings and
something must necessarily
change. We have some in High
school who havn't been studying
and of course failed. We trust
that parents will look at this in
the right manner.
The grades must be good to
maintain our standing as a sec-
ond class H. High School.
We are very anxious to raise
the standard as soon as possible
and to that end we ask parents
to see that your children study
every night. If they do not they
can not hope to do the work/ '
We feel sure that no one wants
their children passed if they are
not entitled to it,
In giving the eighth grade al-
gebra grades last week the name
of Eidth C;>rr 90 was accidental-
ly omitted and we gladly make
the corn ctioii.
We were pleased to have di-
rectors Couch, Wylie and For-
rester with us on last Friday af-
ternoon for a short time.
Our scout boys were enter-
tained in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. D. H. Couch one evening
last week, and the boys are
made better by every such pleas-
ure We extend thunks. How
they did enjoy that ice cream.
The following were tardy last
week, Edward Entzminger, Ger-
trude and Tessie Forgus and
Piea*e do not drive across our
school ground. Udless we.can
stop it by persuasion, it will
necessitate our being out the
expense of fencing the school
yard Please drive around.
We are asking that parents in
town (tenot allow the pupils, es
pecially the smull ones to loaf
up town Before and after school
It hurts them in thejr work and
they learn some things not in
Our society composed of the
ninth, tenth and eleventh grades
met in regular session Friday at
2:40 and rendered a very inter-
esting program. Among the
business transactions of the So-
ciety was to name the society
"The Alamo Society" and our
new hall "The Hiner Hall."
If your boy or girl ''kicks" on
doing their work, do not ruin
the pupil by allowing them to
quit, unless circumstances tftaker
it necessary. ||f§| *
Come see us, we like company,
John F, Odor
H. S. Eaton has joif
large list of Star
thinks Mr. Eaton ;
to have you.
Head all the Star Ads.
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Dunwody, Will A. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 4, 1917, newspaper, October 4, 1917; Aspermont, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth126101/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.