Stephens County Sun (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1946 Page: 1 of 9
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COUNTY NOV* HAS *38
ON, OS.T; TWELVE GET
*40 PSR MONTH
Slap ; ■
A. HI. Boyd, of the suite welfare
department. who administers old
age assistance, and aid for the
blind and dependent children in
this county, told members of the
Breckewidge Rotary Tuesday noon gstrrte Friday night.
Time Of First
Is Almost Here
PICTURE OF" STARTERS FOR
SHOTWELL SHOWS BUNCH
OF BIG BOYS
Football days are here again!
This is just, beginning to dawn
oi. many Breckenridge fans jud-
ging from expressions to the ef-
fect that the Buekaroos have a
BRECKENRIDGE, TEXAS, THURSDAY,SEPTEMBER 12.1946
February May See
Bids Asked For
New Water Lake
that payments now being made to
needy old people are pitifully small
in comparison with the most of liv-
During his address and ttt aa-
swer to questions there was sug-
gested no way to remedy the sit-
uation, one suggestion, that! might
help a little being that those who
receive only S3 a month, be taken
ott the list, for it does them so
This further indicated in the fact
that some people have held re-
served; seats'for years had: not
picked, them up Tuesday morning;
These were being called by Sec-
ralary Charley Hagler and given
their last ehar-'e to get them.
Tickets, are in demand. The ropes
were moved ten feet north in the
grandstand to give 130 more seats
and practically all of these are.
little good and is needed by others, gone. Hag Let said.
.■ <tn miirh1 utrtrvn ■ A picture of Coach Shotwell's
starting Eagles in the Abilene
so much worse.
The sum paid Is arrived at on
the basis of need, bused upon sta te-
ments made by the applicant. As
example only $2.25 per month is
paper Sunday made the Buekaroos
underdogs in weight, if nothing
else, for this first game on Home-
allowed for clothing. 520 for rent! coming Day which will start under
for health -that is medicine the lights at 8 o'clock.
etc. Grtcery allowance is $11.SO
for men and .5IT.50 for women.
Deductions have cut into the <i-
mounts received lately, but Boyd
stated that from October to Jan-
uary I, he does not think; there
will,be any reductions.
There are 436 in Stephens county
receiving assistance. This does not
include Caddo and Eliasville. which
ate n the Graham district, and
there arc twelve of these receiving
the maximum of 540 per month.
In Texas there are 2.000 new
applications for assistance which
have been cut by 900 deaths.
One complaint is the amound of
red tape. Boyd said there are a-
bout forty foms to be filled our
and that he spends about as much
of his time on this as on his other
The program was presented by
President E. D. McDowell.
Miss Alma Ellen Evans was
thanked for her work as pianist
for the club Dr. Vernon Marshall
music chairman introducing Miss
Pauline Kime as the new pianist.
Couple Loses All
When House On
A right end at 195 and a right
tackle at ISO gives some idea of
what is meant, and the smallest
back weighs 160 pounds'.
Coach Cooper Robbins is putting
his charges through the paces with
little or no change in the original
setup. Dale Witcher who was in-
jured has returned to play, and
willingness of the new blood out
this year is demonstrated in that
the alt ot the group of about 15
candidates. still are appearing
daily in uniforms.
It now appears that it will be a
game against' a heavy team with a
number of fast men coached by t |7T • Cf
determined! r Of DIJjT ^edSOIl
i* ^ ..
OP-A CRACKS DOWN ON. AUTO
BLACK MlARKET-S An OPA In-
vestigator, right, face censored,
prepares to use a blackjack on a
Los Angeles automobile salesman,
who attempted to flee as Lr. S.
agents cracked down on violators
of used car ceilings in Los Ange-
les. Wholesale arrests were made
and violators were booked on cri-
minal T'hargS.. The man being
taken into custody in this photo
was not held, on any charge, and
released after the above incident.
iNEA PHOTO i
Men' Chorus Off
To Happy Start
[\ew County Oil
ONE OK TWO OPENINGS
Shotwell. against a
group1 Of smaller boys; with Frank
White the one seasoned veteran.
But at the same time local; f-.is
i feel the Buekaroos will give a
good account of themselves, one
fan remarking that the Eagles
put their pants on one leg at a
Work t put up the new score
board, started yesterday and it is
hoped the marker will bo in place (Bl
for this first brush, the forerunner . At the first meeting only two were .
B'AR B ECUE IS TENDERED
BY C. J. O'CONNOR
C. J. O'Connor, and local supply
houses today are hosts to a barbe-
The Breckenwdge Men s Chorus huc onf *e °'co«nor P'ace «,uth
. . *f t , (. west of town,,, celebrating the new
oil pool opened. there.
1 recently organized by eieet:ng of-
ficers is off to a great start, and
G, R. Jordan, president, says lie
never saw so much enthusiasm.
of four hard games in a row for
Guest were invited this
noon from 3 to 7 o'clock.
It was said this morning this-
now has six. producing wells,
were out of ! one in process of completion and
town. I three drill.ng- wells. One of the
C. W. Waller was elected vice | leading' producing wells is that ot
president, Paul Christenson, sec- the Brooks of Rosser and Pendle-
CORE BORING UNDER WAY
WITH' FINDINGS LOGGED
EVERY TWO FEET
Mayor Jimmy Brewster today es-
timated that it probably will be
Feuruary before bids will be ask-
ed to construct the dam that will
form, the lake for Bceckenridge
new water supply toward wh'ch a
million dollars worth, of bonds
have been voted.
Core borings are being j taken,
now in order to. supply informa-
tion to bidders for the contract.
Every two feet of boring -the find-
ings are entered in the log and
daily are being forwarded to En-
gineer Simon breese of Ft. Worth.
This will proceed until accurate
knowledge of what the contractors
moy expect to find is secured cov-
ering- the area where the lake will
b„ located approximately nine'
miles south: ot town,
I . Much of the land which the lake
will cover has been secured, Eu-
gene Thompson, chairman of that
.committee said that three tracts
remain to be purchased. All along-
i his committee has worked toward
the goal of securing the lands de-
sired without having to resort to
M. E: Daniel said; today that sa'e
of the bonds for the project nat-
urally will, depend upon the mar-
ket, but they will be offered for
sale- as needed. ,
Mayor Brewster said that when
the city takes over the distribution
of the water here from the Com-
mureiy Public Service Company on
December 31, the same setup wilifc
be used, as many of the personnel
of the water company as will: re-
main; with; the. city, to be retained
When the new dam. is- complet-
ed a sufficient supply of water run.
into the lake, a temporary dam
i;ear Breckenridge on Gonzolus
creek will erect and water im-
pound there from the new lake
until the pipe can; be moved from
the Brazos river tot the new lake..
Here Again; Sellout
Ot Seats Reported
Tomorrow afternoon about three o'clock the Ereekenridge band
wM sound off downtown and the yell ot "fight, fight fight!" will be
heard from the cheer laders. And football will be in Breckenridge
again,.' ,. ;- .
If it follows the usual pattern a crowd will gather about the band
pulses boat, a little faster as ano-
absent and these
rotrry treasurer. Charles Kilter
dirccvor. Corwin Butler doubles
at the piar.o.
ton and J. D. Sandefer Jr;, which
it was estimated this morning wil.
i. make over 500 barrels per day.
HALL OF STATE LOCATED, j The chorus is practing on new ' There has been considerable
IN DALLAS REQUESTS music and has great things in view leasing activity as a result of the
BOOKS this winter; Already they have j discovery and: production of oil in
DALLAS-, Sept. It iSpLi The been invited to sing at the Ameri-; this locality. Two of the drilling
Texana Reference Library in the; can Legion meeting in October! wells are on the lEIatehett and
mat'-j which probably will he their first: Compton. lam
field has added no
Utile to oil field work in the coun-
ty and. Breckenridge which, is- re-
flected through all channels of
what they had in the car destroyed.
Mucc added no Insurance was car-
ried on the contents.
The house was the property ot
IE A. McNalley. Mace said insur-
ance was carried on that.
Origin of the blaie was un-
Fatal To Youth
Fire last, night destroyed the re-
9tdfet.ee anil contents of Mr. and'
Mrs. Charlie Stewart who reside (
northeast of town on the Rosen- j
firemen here answered the call j yalt of state, Dallas, wants mat-j which probably will he their first! Compton. lands
at :25 o'clock, but the house and| ccfH-ls on the History of Stephens' pubi c appearance this season. This new fi<
contents were completely destroy-, county, and officialls of Dallas' An addition to the chorus is Tom
ccl* _ • Historical Society are appealing to ; Ford; a bass, recently moved here.
Mr. ai.d Mrs. Stewart were not . citjaens of t|le counry to help lo-; It was said that; there remain one
at home at the time and fire Chief | ._.afu, ,|,e nceded items. or two openings in each division
Mace said they had been gone only ; "Copies- ot these books and and. any one wishing to sing with
ut an hour when they returntd t are jn the hards ot j them should contact one of the
find their belongings except pjonecr citizens and their deseere- members. Practice is each Mo ai-
dants," Director Herbert Cambrel I day evening at T;30 o'clock.
said, "but they aire not to be found Those now consisnuting the chorus
in bookstores. Placing them in this j are;
great shrine of Texas History for ! ■_. ;. J : „
the use of the: public, will not only First tenors- I J Duggan. Dr.
be a permanent memorial to the*- .?• Parks. Burlev Burleson, R.
donors, but a genuine service to i Gul f "y-; , ..
t those sekii;g accurate information : ?CM-'"n rcn"cs "S'11 Loody,
! about the county." s ^mter Wood' '^fard McNallen.
j Information regarding available i "l'' *^' •)}^*V'*dl,un' Pat
county materials should be ad- Jordan.
dressed to the Director, Hall of- Bantones—Boh Wilson, Sid Bov\-
ers, Louis Clarke, D. P. Hoxworth.
ther representation of high: school
students start a- llltle; inrieir glow
Coach. Shotwell and his Abilene
Eagles are expected to arrive a-
bout <l o clock for the game which
will open on. Buckaroo Field at S
o'elcck, the team to be followed
by at least 500 Eagles fans.
Abilene sports writers; have been
notably silent, about the meeting
between their own home- town
team: and the Buekaroos, which
has been named Homecoming
Game in honor of their own coach.
What their presages ' is- a guess,,
one mttn's as> good-as- good as ano-
Sports writer Dub- King making
his picks in the Star Telegram
gives the Buekaroos; the nod, say-
ing it will; be a close contest, prob-
ably a 20 to- M score, or some-
,Hirig like that. Local fans, how-
ever, mentally" has-been classify-
ing the Buekaroos as the underdogs
usually wanting thirteen: points if
coin ot the realm is mentioned.
Any of this seen or heard,, however
so far has been only jawbone ex.-
But whatever the seore may be
it now appears the game will be
a sell- out. Charles Hagler said
this morning only tw0 or three
reserve seats that have not been
pickd up by those who-have always
bought those .particular seats.
The Buekaroos came out of their
practice yesterday without in-jury
ind today, only tight work was in
store for them..
Supt. Bailey said the Coca Cola
company has completed erection
Breek Wins Over
Ranger Sunday By
12 to 9 Score
Report received today with re-
ference to- the golf match between
(Ranger ai;d Breckenridge here Sun
day is that Breckenridge won 1M
to 9-.. In their meeting at Ranger
a few Sundays ago Breckenridge
won: T2: to IE-
Results of the play here Sunday
lost to Kenneth
To Review Halt
Of All Shipping
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MOPE FOR SETTLEMENT OF
STRillKE TO DA.Y SEEN'
AT W'HiKTE HO U SE
C. K. West defeated Jno. Bates,
l-up 19' holes.
Sonny Coker lost to Bob Earnest
.-.l-up, 25 holes.
E. J. Nelson defeated Boh Pow-
SiFa-rsha-lL VVat'/on lost to
Winter Wood lost to T. J. Capell
L. W. Pate defeated Cy Lattders
B. H. Jones defeated E. L. Nor-
• risi 2-1.
W. B. Whetstone del'ated G. C.
M. P. Blacknall lost to Pappy
Cole, t-up 19 holes.
Chas Fox lost to Pete Bras hie r.
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 fU.R)
T"he Win re tiouse moved in on
the crippling maritime strike 11-
day. Reconversion director John
K. Steelman called in the wage
scabalization board for a review-
ol the walkouL that has halted
shipping in every coast port.
VvSb members spei.t abouL .in
hour wi,Lh Steelman, but declnu'd
lumment when they emerged from
the WluLe House
The board was not asked Lor
recommendations, it wks said, and
ateelman gave no ind cation ol.
what action might be taken by tne
I he board last night refused tci;
reverse us wage decision which
touched off the strike, tnus leaving
it up to President Truman to find
a settlement formula without
scuttling his, wage stabilization
Meunwhile. 40,000 members of
the Marine firemen, oilers, water-
tenders and wipers union, Ind.,
went ore strike at the nations ma-
jor ports. They jiiiicd. two Ab'L.
unions in demanding government
approval ot negotiated wage raises.
The Steelman-—WSB: meeting
was announced by White House
press secretary Charles G'.. Ross,
jgkpl who said Steelman was acting dir-
ectly for Mr. Truman, Ross indicat-
ed 1st decision' ore the administra-
tions stand in the dispute could
be expected shortly, possibly
He said that if developments to-
ward a strike settlement should
come this-afternoon;.-Mr. Truman
may have an announcement at
his late afternoon news confer-
Brown wood Field
jjni i-jr- uas '.uiii^iliuu. c*. *«v.i.4v/i . i/, "" * *" v a. ivlU
of the new sign boatd,. an addition | Chas Hagler lost to Dean Craw- SUTDlllS
tr* the field, and- the work done on 1 lev. .",-'2 o.,, .. .. . ...
Higher Prices On
POSITION OF INDUSTRY
ON FLOUR CONTROLS
TO BE FILED
Breck Now Has
Breckenridge gets her first
home monument company thi®
week with the opening of the Ste-
phens County Monument Company
at 1041 West Walker Street under
Lite direction; of Mr. and Mrs.
This is not a mail order company
Rogers told the .American. We
have stocked a complete line of
marbles and granites for the peo-
ple of Breckenridge to select from
when choosing a monument'.
This new company will do all
! its own lettering on new monu-
| ments and: go to- the cemetery;
I clean" and reletter any monument
i that has been located there tor
| many years- without disturbing its
! location. They are equipped: to
j duplicate any monument now lo-
cated in the cemetery, Rogers said.
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are well
known in business and professional
to the field, and' the work done on
the playing field last year under |
direction: of C. K. West will at a |
glance show the improvement j
I made. i
EASTLAND, Sept. 10 tSpli
Neil Don Hart. 17. son of Mrs.
James A Hart of Alameda, in East
land county died in rhe Gorman
hospital Sunday evening of injur-
ies received " when accidentally
shot through the head about -t p.
The accident witnessed by seve-
ral onlookers, occurred while
young Hart and a friend. Billy
Wayne Reid, were shooting at tin
cans with a .45 pistol. He was
taken immediately to the hospital
where he died shortly afterward.
! Both boys graduated from Gorman
i^high school last spring.
for Hart will be held
at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the Cheancy
Baptist church, with the Rev. Wil-
lis Scagg officiating. Burial will be
State. Fair Park. Dallas 1.
Corwin Butler, Paul Christenson,
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 't'.I!>
OPA today authorized higher pri-
ces for several electrical household;
appliances, leather work gloves,,
cotton rugs ai.d many types of
lets on the histories of towns,
churches, schools and other institu- Holder, (... K. West,
tiohs. are also desired, for the lib-! Waller, Pom B-ord.
rary. along with histories of the
county itself. Special anniversary
numbers of county newspapers are
A special museum display ot
Texas County Histories is planned
_ for the Hall of State during the
• State Fair of Texas in October. The
Hall of State :>occupies the center
of the Fair Park, and will be open
daily, free of charge, to visitors.
ire the Cornith Baptist cemetry
sijuwrthwest of Eastland1 under dir-
"ectfoo of the Higgenbotham fune-ffat calves 14.50 IR50i
Ft. Worth Livestock
Cattle 2100. calves 1400. Mode-
rately active, most classes, fully
steady, medium and good slaughter
steers and yearlings in smalt sup-
ply at 14.00 17.00- Good and choice.
Police Rushed To
LONDON. Sept. 12 CU.RJ. Police'
rushed reinforcements today to
the Abbey Lodge Squatters, site
near fashionable Regents Park,
fearing are effort by sympathisers
to break police cordons and bring
water, blankets and medical sup-
plies to the families which have
seized the building.
' The reserves '.vpre summoned as
the squatters movement developed
momentum. Defying::'i government
Maybe They'll Get
More Meat Here
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12
Dr. B. T. Simms. chief of the bu-
reau of animal industry of the
department of Agriculture,, said'
yesterday revision, it any, of a
four month old quarantine against
Mexican; cattle shipments into the
United States will depend on re-
ports from two veterinarians now
The two- agriculture departmen t
veterinarians were sent to Vera-
cruz. Mexico, last week as mem-
bers of a joint CT. S. Mexican in-
vestigation commission assigned to
determine whether foot and': mouth
disease has been introduced into
Secretary of. Agriculture Clinton
P. Anderson ordered rigid restric-
tions into effect June 4, after Mex-
ico imported 327 Zebu ( Brahamai
bulls from Brazil. The infectious
foot and mouth disease is known
J. O. Pate lost to Ray Lingle,
Robin Rominger defeated E". M.
Pock Hellinghause.n defeated:
Flake Turner, 5-4'.
Jimmio: Rutherford defeated C.
E. May. 3-4,
Thelston Isbell defeated Chief
Billic Creagh defeated A. L.
Vane- Carey lost to Carl Heinlei-,.
BobWhitman. defeated T. C.
BR0WNW00D GRID CRAZY
orders, squatters squadrons seized! and wheat is decontrolled!,
a shabby temperance hotel, staged OPA yesterdfey granted. Millers'
a lie down demonstration ; and | a price boost of 20 cents a. hun-
threatened to occupy the new build ' dred pounds—their third increase
in two months.
] lower cost, cotton clothing.
1 Price boosts ranging up to 15
i per cent were allowed on knit
itude.rwear and nightwear for
men, women and children, cotton
hosiery, men's bandana work Itan-
kerchiefs and waterproofed cloth-
ing such as worrv by fishermen.
"M-anwhilie^ industry petitions to
take price controls off flour, bread,
and. bakery products will be filed
with the secretary of agriculture
In the next week, it was learned
today. , ■
somij In fact,; only last year was
A spokesman for the Miller Na- Brownvvood Eligh's first time
tional Federation said the Milling j This year, before the season
Industry will base its petition on j started; there was some- talk that
the fact that wheat, represents 80; the people iust wouldn't buy both,
per cent of the total raw materials) The Brownwood High season tick-
costs of flour manufacturers —I ets sale has gone well over last
s total already with still!
circles here for the past several' to exist in Brazil.
years. They invite you to inspect ] Mexico has attempted to per-
their advertisement in this edition! suade the Agriculture, department
of the American and then visit | to lift the restrictions against the
their display without feeling obli-. imports which annually amount to-
gated in any way. ! about 500,000 cattle.
BROWNWOOD. Sept. 12-- -
proof of the fact that Brownwood
has gone completely sports crazy
is the way in which local sports
fans are buying up season tickets
to both, the high school and How-
ard Payne College football games.
Never before in the history of
the city has both institutions sold
sdason tickets in the same sea-
left before the first game.
Howard; Piyne- has sold more al-
ready this season than ever before
in the history of the college and
few seats remain t0 be had for the
Yellow Jackets contests..
Coach Abe Houston's Brown-
wood High Lions have a hard! row
to plow, but COach Houston thinks
the plowing: will be much easier
for the lad* in: the future if they
don't have to worry about a double
wing formation. And as a result
the Lions have tossed all of their
double wing stuff out the window
and will! concentrate on single
wing and a modified T formation
for the rest of the season.
The Lions definitely have a T
formation club and without the ex-
tra weight of having: to carry a
double wing; set of plays; the Lions
will be much better prepared' to go
Friday night, September 20,. when
they meet the T formation Kerr-
Work Started On
Complication: of a war memorial
record book for Stephens County,
containing photographs and perti-
nent information; about the war
records of as many Stephens Coun-
ty servicemen, as possible is well
underway in Breckenridge by The
Taylor Publishing Company of
Offices have been, opened in The
Thurmon Furniture Co., on West
Walker, to receive the p ctures and
data- on servicemen and to answer
County books have been pub-
lished in more than forty Texas
counties said, E. M. Taylor, re-
presentative of Taylor Publishing
Vets Without Leg
May Mow Get Car
Forms are now available for
any veterso here who suffered the
loss or use of a leg in World War
II service to make application for
automobiles at government ex-
pense, Marvin F. Carroll, contact
representative of Mineral Wells,;
contact office said today.. In the 54
counties under the jurisdiction: of
the Dallas office,.- 170' ex service
personnel are eligible for vehicles
under the new law.
All contact offices in 21 towns in
the district have been supplied
forms, and trained contact repre-
sentatives are - available to - assist
veterans in- making their requests.
BkuOWNWOUU, oepl. i.2
Brownwood's last remaining mil-
itary installation, Brownwood
Army Air Field; has been declared
surplus effective immediately, the
'Var Department has announced.
The 1500 acre airfield has been
on.an inactive status for more than:
a year and since March has been,
used by the city of Brownwood as
a municipal airport under a joint
operation: agreement with the city.
Mayor Wendell Mayes said; this
morning that the city will1 begin
work at once to make proper ap-
plication for securing title to the
field and its- facilities.
Is Still Unknown
PARIS, Sept. 12 (U.K Tom Con-
nally, D., Tex., said today that: he
would not succeed Sen. James- M.
Mead, Di, fct. Y.. wiao has- announc-
ed that he is resigning a*chairman
of the Senaite war investigating,
NEW YORK. Sept. 12 :U;R> —
President Joseph Curran ot the j
national maritime union, CIO,
will recommend this afternoon lu
an emergency meeting of the*
NMU that the union take strike
action effective at 8 a. m. tomor-.
HACKENSACK, N". J. Sept. .Ii2p
IU.R5—One thousand -women; battled
cgciit other for meat and; soap
flakes today as a super market
opened its doors to sell six tons
of: pork and "a pretty decent sup-
ply" of other meats and1 scarce
"We've been in the business 20
years," Leonard Zager, manager
of the Housewives Oasis, said- i;n
amazement, "t never have seen
women: fight like that."
Partly cloudy this afternoon,
tonight and Friday.
Maximum . .......... ..90.3
SUnset . ...... 6:47
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