The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, January 27, 1950 Page: 1 of 8
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The solemn old JudgeSByd a day
' off is usually followed by and off
Several faid something to us last
' week and the week before about
the paper being smaller than usual.
[ No one would like to *ce a large
paper Any mote than we Would
because small papers don't pay the
bills. V-:! J* . •
We could have put more pages in
the paper#. but then people
would gripe about them being
jhlank with no reading on them.
!When we print all the news we can
get hold of, and all the ads we can
:talk the merchants out of then
iwe feel like the paper is large
You can help make the Star a
better paper by reporting all the
news you know.
We admit we do not get out and
-gather news like we should, but
we do have several reporters on
duty at all times .... the'reason we
do not get out is that we are
so far behind with our commercial
printing that we are afnrid some
one w.'ll corner us' off and want to
know when he can get the letter
heads or envelopes he ordered a
week or so ago.
This being political season we arc
reminded of a sign we saw the
An epitaph to a careless jaywalk-
er: He did not choose to run.
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Entered as Second-class mail at Aspermont, Texas under Act of Congress of March 8, 1879. Printed Every Thursday Morning. Afton E. Richards, Owner, £difer and Publisher
The Aspermont Star - Friday January 27, 1950.
Subscription Price $2 per Year .in Stonewall Co.
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Warren W, Frailer informed the
Star Monday to state that he is
a candidate for the office of Sheriff
Tax Assessor and Collector of
Mr. Frazier said he would try to
see each citizen of the county later
in the campaign and also that he
wquld present a statement in the
paper at a later date and in the
meantime he would like fer his can-
didacy to receive the consideration
of the citizens of this county.
A forty-two party will be held
at the American Legion Hall the
night of January 31st, with all the
proceeds going to the March of
The American Legion Auxiliary
is sponsoring the party. There will
be no charge for admission or to
I play but each one attending the
party will be expected to make a
contribution to the March of Dimes.
Speaking of politics, we shall now
set all our friends at ease. .Any of
you who have been planning on
running for Justice of the Peace
can go ahead and run because we
have decided not to run.
It is a very nice office, but it has
no salary attached to it — however
the fees have been pretty good
here lately and every time a
case is filed you get the $3 fee ....
whether the defendant is fined or
turned loose We are sure none
of our friends would think about
running as long as we are in the
race — so we make this announce-
ment for your benefit.
But seriously, there are two im-
portant offices we think should
seek the man rather than him
seeking the office — that of presi-
dent and Justice of the peace — and
we might add' two more to the
list — school board and the city
P. S. The announcement fee for
justice of the peace in the Star is
Bud Cooper and son Wayman
Cooper have been in business in
Aspermont for more than two
years and have missed only one is-
sue advertising in the Star in all
Bud says his advertising has re-
ally paid off in results. He us-
ually cuts down near cost on all
items he runs on special — and
nearly always sells out on those it-
ems he advertises.
Another consistent advertiser
in the Star is the Springer Flower
Card of Thanks
We will never be able to express
to our many friends our appreciat-
ion for your kindness shown us.
We shall treasure your prayers that
each of us be able to follow in the
footsteps of our Mother in doing the
work of Him she loved above all
others; God. Your friendship means
so much to all of us.
May God's richest blessings rest
upon every one of you.
The children of Mrs. Garaett
Jack and Virgie Samford and
Nina and R. T. Barton and dau-
Myra and Frank Weister and
Mildred and Jack Richey and
Shop. Mrs. Springer opened a year
ago this next month and has never
missed an issue of the paper
We did not realize how very bad-
ly the town needed a flower shop
until Mrs. Springer opened up. It
is a great asset to the town.
That girl on Washington Avenue
says a girl shows her raisin when
she makes a date with a prune for
whom she doesn't care a fig. She
may be a peach but they make a
funny pear. She may be the apple
of his eye but she hands him a
lemon although she may have
cherry disposition. It is a plum
wrong—if her name is Anna then
he ought to ban Anna. By this,
time he would realize that his ef-
forts had been fruitless.
PAY YOUR POLL TAX
All residents of Stonewall Connty are urged to pay yon*
poll tax not later than January 31st. If paid later than that data
yon will not be able to vote this year.
Yon are no longer required to pay poll taxes at the
fit paying other taxes so It Is possible that yon have not paid
poll taxes even though you did pay your personal tax.
Remember the final date for a voting poll t*x la Jan. II.
Friday January 20 the Board of
Supervisors of the King-Stonewall
Soil Conservation District met for
their regular meeting.
Applications for assistance from
Wayman Smith W. S. Proctor Vir-
gil Kolb N. L. Winters and J. F.
Marquis were approved.
The supervisors also went over
6 conservation plans that fanners
had worked out with the tssistance
of Soil Conservation Service Tech-
nicians. The six plans approved
were J. J. Kidd J. O. Kidd at
Peacock: M. L. Dool at Geneview;
Virgil Winn at Aspermont; Bern-
hard Letz and J. H. Pierce at Old
When a farmer has worked out a
soil and water conservation prog-
ram for his land one of the first
things he usually does is terrace his
land. Although terracing is very im-
portant it by itself is not enough
for complete protection and rejuv-
enation of the land. Other practices
are very important. Plowing and
cultivating with the terraces for in-
stance. If the terraces are right ,to
start with then as cach row is
laid out with the terrace it then
becomes a miniature terrace carry-
ing its share of the water and
-.preading it betwen the terraces.
One of the most erosive forces
that must be combatted in soil
conservation is the rain drop. Each
rain drop that strikes the bare soil
splashes soil loose form the earth.
This soil that is broken loose is
carried away by the water flowing
across the land or if it falls back
into a still puddle it tries to follow
the water that is seeping into the
soil. The pores of the soil then
become clogged. When the soil pores
become logged no more water
can go into the soil. The water then
has to flow off across the land and
when it does it carries away large
amounts of the precious top soil
that has been stirred up by the
pounding of millions of rain drops.
How can the soil be protected
from the rain drop? The only way
it can be protected is by not ex-
posing it. By leaving a lot of stub-
ble on or near the surface of the
ground. Stubble left on the ground
not only will protect the soil but
it will mellow and enrich it. _
It has been said that a pood piece
of farming land is like a bank ac-
count. You c<r.n"t draw on either of
them indefinitely. They both have
to have something put back.
Range and pasture land too must
be protected from the rain drop.
The best thing in the word to
take the kick out of the rain drop
is a good,cover of grass. In order
to protect the soil and recondition
it at least 50 percent by weight of
the grass produced in the growing
season should be left on the ground
Not only will this much grass lef
protect the soil but it will insur
that enough seed is produced Ir
the desirable grasses so they ca-
reproduce themselves and replacc
less desirable 'grasses
One practice by itself cannot
protect the land. A terrace system
will soon fail if it is not maintained
If the soil between the terraces i:
not protected from the raindi'o,
then the terrace channel is soor
silted up and part of the effective
ness of the terrace is lost.
Construction of terraces in tlv
district has been progressing very
rapidly the past month. Cooperntors
who have terraces under construct
ion are: R. W. Woodson Fant Posey
and C. V. Count* in the Wright
Community: J. J- Kidd and J O.
Kidd at Peacock; W S. Feather-
ston north of Aspermont; Croft
Laird north of Swcnson; Virgil
Winn north east of Aspermont.
J. H. Pierce north of Old Glory;
N. K. Mischer east of Old Glory;
and M. L. Tipton west of Old Glory.
John H Banks
District Attorney John H. Banks
requested this paper Monday to
carry the anouncement that he is a
candidate for reelection to the office
lie now holds.
Mr. Banks said he hoped to visit
in Aspermont soon and present
his candidacy to the people. His
formal statement will be run in a
subsequent issue of the Star.
Louis Hampton of Aspermont was
recently awarded the non-athletic
"T" award at Tarleton State College
This award is given in recognit-
ion of outstanding work in the
band. The recipient must have a
grade of "B" or higher for three
semesters in band. In addition to
this he must maintain a passing
grade in 10 hours of subjects other
Have you paid your poll tax yet?
If so, you are an exception.
Mrs. Nadine Boyles deputy in the
office of Tax Collector Arthur E.
Brown informed the Star Tuesday
at noon that only 738 Stonewall
county voters held poll tax receipts.
The poll tax is still a require-
ment to vote in Texas and must be
paid in January.
This is election year and you will
regret it if you are not able to
Indications now are that there
will be several very hotly contested
races in this county, and every ore
will want to be able to cast his
Cotton House At
Swensop Gin Mon.
Fire of unknown origin broke
out late Monday evening at the
Swenson Farmers Gin plant and des
troyed the cotton house. No other
buildings were injured.
The Aspermont Volunteer Fire
Department was called to the scene
and watched the building bum.
At this time no estimate has been
made as to the extent of damage
caused by the fire.
Ben C. Chapman
District Judge Ben Charlie Chap-
man this week authorised the Star
to announce that he is a candidate
for reelection to the office of Dist-
rict Judge. This district comprises
four counties: Stonewall Kent Has-
kell and Throckmorton. •>
Judge Chapman said he would
present a formal, statement at a
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Altman
visited Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hef-
ner jn Abilene over the week end.
Mrs. E. C. Marr was on the sick
lis!, week but is reported to be doing
Mike Mitchell and Ray Hays of
i Su! Ross Alpine spent the week end
Compulsory Kquch- at home,
tion And The
are in the compulsory age limit.
By Supt. R. W. Johnson The superintendent reports to local
Patrons of the Aspermont School officers the names of all children
district who do not send their j on this list who are not attending
Shirley Mel,calf spent the week
end with friends in llotars.
school regularly are
school district from
$8000.00 p<T year in
This is not the parent who never
attempts to put his child in school
it is the parent who lets the stu-
dent stay out a few days each mon-
th to get their hair fixed or to go
to Abilene or Dallas etc. to drive
the car or the student who stayed
out because Aunt Mary or Aunt
Somebody came to see us or for
some job of work that the student
is needed for.
Actually keeping a child out of
school is a volation of the law and
CAN be enforced. Enforcement is
up to the local school superintend-
ents local law enforcement agen-
cies and local courts. The procedure
is this: The county superintendent
furnishes the local superintendent
with a list of names of children who
school without legitimate excuses.
The local law officer first WARNS
THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO
PLACE THE STUDENT IN THE
SCHOOL. If this is not complied
with the parent is ordered before
the court where if found guilty is
fined $5 for the first offense; $10
for the second offense and $25 for
each subsequent offense for EACH
CHILD INVOLVED. Articles 297-
MB - 299 - 300 of the penal code.
In a small community such as
ours trustees are naturally reluct-
ant to push compulsory school at-
tendance to the fullest extent of
the law. Never the less parents are
urged to make every effort possible
to see that the student is in school
every day. By working cooperative-
ly we can secure the highest bene-
fits of our new school law without
working a hardship on any of our
jwople. Think it over.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
If you have been mis-informed and have any doubt nbout where I got my automobile
■ 'AfiY- BANK 32?
Is reported to be doing nicely.
HOW W AS THK CHECK PAID:
By the application of a small balance >n the First National Bank, which had been accumulated from sav*
ings for several months and a loan $1500.00 from the bank on the ear. This is payable at $100.00 per month.
Five payments have been made to 'late and a balance of $1,000.00 is still to pay.
Ask any Employee of the First National Bank at Aspermont anything you want to know about my trans-
actions for the last 40 years They are hereby authorized to tell you anything you care to ask about.
Any statement to the contrary t(r the above ewld only hev^ nttjjt >«*Uh> the intention '<$ doing me
in injury, nnd is an absolute falsehood.
I have never intentionally beaten anyone out of a red cent or anything else.
H. H. SNAOLE
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