Elgin Courier and Four County News (Elgin, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 2, 1956 Page: 1 of 8
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8 pages today
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AND FOUR COUNTY NEWS
Thursday, August 9, marks the
in company with the Rev. and Mrs
term, placed third.
Eleventh Streets, and wvel corned as '/Also
ten million dollars for flood con- lowers the 65-year retirement age
Williamson for covered women to 62, and per-
Hershel C. Sherrill of McDade,
3305, total 6576.
In Lee County
Frank Lawhon, of Elgin.
Polio Shots Available To All; No Age Limit
blgin Horned Toad To Live In New York State
Largest Vote In Years Places Daniel-Yarborough In
Gubernatorial Run-Off; No County Officials In Contest
ounces. Keith Ray was welcomed
by “big” brother, Ronnie, age 6.
Grandparents are Mr. and Airs.
dectomhy at 1:30 Tuesday
noon at te local hospital
District, James B.
No one knows how it must have
been treasured when Bibles were
burned in 1793.
A. A. Davis of Nowata, Oklahoma
who were returning home after a
visit with Elgin relatives.
NED FISHERS NAME
SON KEITH RAY
in the absence of V.
ages of 17 and 31, and be physi-,
colly and mentally fit. I
out a deep love for Christ is mere
' Hit drar formality, or henur
Creek, will continue to be ravag-
ed by floods and erosion despite
plans approved by state and fed-
eral arthorities to spend around
I. R. (Nig) Hoskins defeated t ported as doing nicely and able to
J) L. (Jimmy) Nutt in the race for ace her friends.
E ’ I
971; and Bastrop 790, total 2734.
Mrs. Poth Presents I Special Service To
Memorial Picture To Mark Pastor’s
mei.bers of the family are
America award, the Lone
Farmer Degree, vbich was
sented at a banquet at the
FFA Convention, in Dallas.
Mrs. Bronaugh was a Bastrop
visitor this (Thursday) afternoon.
youngsters of the neighborhood, basis of fifteen firemen and will
many hours of pleasure, and that he disbursed by a committee com-
it will be the favorite pet of the posed of the. Chief, the Chaplain
Goerditz household. (Continued on Pago •)
Sing Song Feature
Of Kiwanis Meeting
Dr. Roy H. Morris, immediate
past president cf the Elgin Kiwan
is Club, presided at the weekly
luneLeon meeting Tuesday noon,
the other funds will be distributed on the
Italy, Texas Wednesday morning, 25th anniversary of service in the
in company with the Rev. and Mrs Gopel Ministry of the Rev. Her-
Evangelist L. B. Baker, director
of the Heralds, observed that the
pages of the old volume are in
excellent state of preservation to
have been in use for more than
will be the envy of
In 1798 this Bible saw the end
of the 1260 years of Revolution
and was earnestly read when the
“stars fell” in 1833.
2 tive, Laar Weiss, Manor Chap-
heavy ter’s voting delegate and Everett
Bastrop winning by a good ma-
jority over George R. Moorman
of Brenham. Kershaw will suc-
ceed Dick Spinn of Brenham, vet-
eran campaigner who did not seek
re-election this year.
ti rned home Tuesday afternoon
I and both are doing nicely.
This occasion marks an import-
ant milestone in the ministerial
lifc of the pastor and the fellow
pastors of the American Lutheran
Church of the Austin Conference
have been invited to attend.
seeking his second
gPvn in the damaged area as the ' talk dry
Andrea Doria sank in 225 feet of
She and the baby re-
County and half that amount in
Cummins Creek in Lee County.
The bill was sponsored by Con-
gressiuan Bob Poage of Waco and
provides for federal expenditures
of nearly 100 per cent on the small
These small dams and the prac-
tice of soil conservation would
mean the reclamation of many ac-
res of fertile land now useless
because of overflow from these
assistance is urgent. That means
President David Clahaugh, Post
r.aster at Carthage, Texas, acting
with the advice and consent of the
Executive Committee, has direct-
ed that this emergency letter solic-
it:’ng funds from the, firemen of
Texas be sent out as an official
action of the State Firemen’s and
Fire Marshals’ Association. Contri-
butions to the limit of every fire-
man’s ability are urgently request-
Send your contributions to me
in the name of your fire depart-
ment. Send a check to cover the
total contribution of your depart-
ment. Under no circumstances
These are fellow firemen and
buddies, and let us take care of
their loved ones in a big way. The
Turkish, and Urdu. Plans are
being completed for editions in
English Talking Book and Bur-
Prior to her death, Mrs. John-
son had presented a painting to
the same library in memory of
her parents, which, with the gift
of Mrs. Poth, will give Italy two
outstanding pieces of her work.
Mrs. Poth plans to return home
early next week.
This old book has seen four
centuries and is in itself a proof
of the antiquity and verity of the
Scriptures. This Bible was in ex-
istence during 146 years of the
Dark Ages and could it speak
would doubtless reveal many won
derful, exciting and marvelous
events. It was a witness of the
turbulent 17th and 18th centuries.
a new member of the club was
Robert L. Bredlow, publisher of
t e Elgin Courier.
The group then enthusiastically
joined in their regular fourth Tues!
day sing song, led by Tommie Mc-
Cullough, with Miss Sydna Da-
vis as accompanist.
Secretary Eldon Ball distributed
1 Tanks to the Committee Chair-
man which were taken care ct
and returned before the closing of
t‘ e meeting. )
a young farmer, and a first-timer rade without regard to denomina-
- — - ‘■ions, nationality, race, or langu-
workers like all of us and
very little, if any, protection
their loved ones. Tie need
HARYET SIMON IMPROVING
Miss Haryet Simon, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Simon who
underwent an emergency appen-
To be eligible for this degree
the candidate must have three
years of agriculture training and
have passed an examining com-
mittee in the district and area be-
fore reaching the state committee
which make the nominations for
the degree, must be in the upper
ten per cent of his class, have a
supervised program and have earn
ed more than $500. from his proj-
ect in FFA work.
Also attending the convention
(Were Barry Anderson, representa-
Mrs. G. W. Prewitt is visitins
with her daughter and son-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. McCall, in
Austin this week.
Mrs. Poth will visit members of
her family in Italy this week, but
made the trip primarily to present
a beautiful painting to the public
library of that city as a memorial
to her late sister, Mrs. Minnie
I Johnson, of Dallas, an artist of
nation-wide renown. This special
picture was painted by Mrs. John-
son, the daughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Tol Wolaver, pioneer
citizens and builders, of the city
of Italy, and she was reared there.
cial vaccine in Texas and all men
and women, regardless of age,
may take the shots from private
physicians. This new order does
not apply to those taking shots
through public health outlets.
Dr. Roy H. Morris, Elgin’s
Health Officer, approves the use
of polio vaccine in the older age
brackets and altho Elgin has not
had a polio case this year there
are more and more cases reported
elsewhere in the older group. Po-
lio is no respector of persons or
their station in life, but the shots
will be a protection against this
paralytic crippler. The local hos-
pital has an adequate supply of
Mrs. Chas. J. Both left for
Social Security Age
Limit For Women
Wednesday President Eisen-
hower signed tie bill to lower the
Social Security benefit age for
women and disabled veterans. It
NEWS FROM THE UPPER
R00M NEW FEATURE
FOR COURIER READERS
A new feature has been added
fcr our readers. Each week you
will be invited to share in a medi-
tation with a Scriptre reading,
prayer, and thought for the day.
We feel sure that you will enjoy
and appreciate each in turn. Turn
io the Church Page and read the
first one this week.
This weekly meditation is tak-
en from The Upper Room, the
world’s most widely used devotion-
al guide which is distributed in
more than seventy thousand chur-
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Snowden
visited Sunday afternoon in Aus-
tin with Mr. Snowden’s brother
and wife Mr. and Mrs. Wile
Keith Ray is the name Mr. and
Mrs. Ned Fisher have chosen for
their little son born July 28, at
Fleming Memorial Hospital. The
youngster weighed 9 pounds, 9
ELGIN, BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1956
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wilson had
as guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
T. O. Purcell, of Austin.
This ancient Scripture was
printed in 1634 only 23 years after
the first “King James Version”
ers are closer in: on the Jos. Du-
sek Estate land in Schiller com-
munity, and on the Allen J. Polzin
land near Coupland. Permit from
the Railroad Commission author-
ies the Hodde well to be commen-
ced on Aug. 6th.
This activity is by J. E. Schultz,
an oil operator of Longview, Tex-
as. He has had oil lease interests
in this vicinity for several years,
and thinks he has found locations
this time that will bring in the pay
off. There are many' interested
landowners and business people
who join in the hope his efforts
will bring the desired results. Mr-
Schultz’s plans also include the
drilling of another well on the oth-
er side of Coupland.
Manor FFA Boy Wins
Star Farmer Degree
Gerald Thurman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Grady Thurman of Manor,
v ho is president of the Manor
FFA Chapter, has received the
state’s highest Fut re Farmer of
Harding, Manor Chapter advisor,
and Vocational Agriculture in-
structor of Manor High School.
Appeal Made To
All Texas Firemen
The following letter, which is
self-explanatory, was received by
our local fire department in a
valiant effort to alleviate distress
I and need of the brave men injured
and the families of those who lost
t..eir lives in the line of duty:
To The Firemen of Texas:
The terrible disaster near Dumas
and Sunray, Texas took the lives
of fifteen firemen. All of these fel-
low firemen left families, wives
and children. All were average
For the first time, a Bastrop
County man will fill the office of
Poage Small Dam Bill
May Be Vetoed
The Snall Dam Bill passed by
the Senate July 25 must be signed
by President Esenhower by Aug-
ust 9 or it will automatically be
vetoed, and that will mean the
watersheds of two Central Texas
projects — Upper and Lower
Erushy Creeks and Cummins
$75,000 DAMAGE SUIT FILED
AGAINST LOCAL COUPLE
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Anderson are
defendants in a $75,000 damage
suit filed against them Tuesday
by Miss Olive Jane Strange, a
Temple school teacher for injur-
ies received in a traffic accident
in Austin last year on the Ex-
pressway near Delwcod Shopping
Schulz, Lexington newspaper pub-
lisher in a four-to_one win, for the
post of State Representative, Dist.
57 (Bastrop, Burleson and Lee
Counties). Sherrill succeeds vet-
eran legislator, Henry Lehman of
Giddings, who did not make the
race this year. Lee County gave
Sherrill 1610 votes and Burleson
County 1661, Bastrop County
many of the passengers from the
Andrea Doria site had rescued.
. Mrs. Olander said she had al-
• ready gone to bed as the collision
occurred at 12:20 Wednesday
night. She realized something
had happened an quickly dressed,
phe was not injured and it was
quite an exciting experience to
watch the dra.natic rescue opera-
tions of the Stockholm and sevof-
al other clips rushed to the scene.
(Mrs. Olander said she would con-
tinue her trip to Sweden on an-
other ship. Me nbers of her fam-
ily' in Austin, who became anxi-
ot s when they could not contact
"her following the tiagedy, flew to
New Yorh and she said they were
with her at the time she was
talking and she sent a greeting to
i.l her friends “back home in
The Stockho'm's 500 passengers
and crew of 200 were safe but the
fl-fated Andrea Doria had a
Bole 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep
pushed into her starboard bridge
wing. Six mercy ships rushed the
1600 survivors to New York after
spectacular rescue operations of
"the ships maneuvering around her
under giant seazchlights. Some
persons are still unaccounted for
and are tho tght to have went
Tommie McCullough led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag,
and the invocation was given by
Dr. T. E. Linstr:m, following
vhich a veal loaf lunch was serv-
One guest was ntroauced. Jack
Goodman, engineer, with the firm
of Barnes, Lane & Goodman, of
Austin, who has been engaged to
do some preliminary work, and
also to supervise the paving proj-
erts on West Second and West
Charles F. Herring won in the
State Senate race over his closest
opponent, Austin Councilwoman
Sheriff of Bastrop County by 107
Altho Pappy O’Daniel came in
third in the gubernatorial race he
was high man with Bastrop Coun-
ty voters. The Bastrop County
votes for governor were: O'Dan-
iel, 1586; Price Daniel, 1413;
Ralph Yarborough, 1389.
For State Senator: Charles F.
Herring, 2025; Mrs. Emma Long,
940; Johnnie B. Rodgers, 736; W.
R. (Bud) Fowler, 295.
For State Representative, Dist.
57, Hershel C. Sherrill, 3,305;
Walter A. Schulz, 790.
For District Attorney, 21st Ju-
dicial District, James B. Kershaw,
3417; George R. Moorman, 887.
Alex Waugh of Bastrop, who
did not make an active campaign,
was elected Democratic County
Chairman over his opponent M.
W. Kelly, Bastrop County ranch-
man, and delegate to the Demo-
cratic National Convention.
Chas. Talbot was elected Coun-
ty Attorney. And Leslie D. Wil-
iiams was re-elected District Judge
.1st Judicial District. Neither haa
All three referendum proposi-
dons passed by a good majority.
The eligible voters, relatively
quiet during the campaign, were
none the iess interested lid minus
die usual pre-election dissensions
went to the polls to vote in one of
the largest primary elections in
years. Now that the run-off can-
didates have started their second
campaigns it is hoped the voters
will weigh the qualifications of
these men and go back to the polls
at the second primary, August 2b.
and elect the man they think will
best fill the office.
A Bible printed in 1634, more
than 300 years ago, which wit-
nessed such remarkable events as
the “falling of the stars” in 1833
and the darkening of the sun in
1780 and the "turning of the moon
to blood” will be on exhibition at
the Big Canvas Tabernacle, an-
nounced C. M. Bailey, associate
evangelist of the Heralds of Bi-
The Bible will be displayed aft-
er the services, Srnday, night,
August 5, in the Tabernacle loca-
ted on Highway 290 at Washing-
dies in the United States and
Canada and in thousands of chur-
ches in other lands. Those who
write the meditations come from
! all parts of the world and from all
I walks of life. Selections are
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water. Skin divers who went
down reported they saw furniture,
clothing, etc., floating in the wa-
Or but no bodies.
Many heroic acts and odd inci-
dents happened. One young lady
was thrown bodily from the deck
of the Andrea Doria onto the deck
Ef the Stockholm by the collision,
landing safely in a miraculous
“rescue” by the grace of God.
AVY RECRUITER TO VISIT
ELGIN THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
The Navy Recruiter from Aus-
tin will be in Elgin on Aug. 9th
to interview persons interested in
Enlisting in the Navy. He will
be at the Post Office building from
2 p. m. to 4 p. m.
Many fields are now opened in
e Navy, such as Electronics, Avi
ation, Medical, Engineering and
many otl.ers. The Navy has sixty
one specialized fields 'to choose
from. Qualifications for enlist-
Hent are, must be between the
Due to the fact that 29 percent
of the polio deaths this year oc-
currel in the age group above 19,
Dr. Henry A. Holle, State Health
Commissioner, of Austin, since
early June hos made three re-
quests to the U. S. Health Dept,
in Washington to have restrictions
on the commercial use of Salk
vaccine for polio vaccinations of
Texans over 19 lifted. Tuesday
of this week he received a wire
from U. S. Surgeon General Leon-
ard A. Scheele giving him per-
mission to rencove the restrictions.
Prior to this order only those
through the age of 19, end preg-
nant women were permitted to
take the Salk shots.
| There is no shortage of commer-
mits permanently disabled work-
ers to start drawing benefits at
The lower retirement. age will
add some 800,000 women and
300,000 disabled worzers to the
benefit rolls during the first year.
To finance the extra benefits so-
cial security payroll taxes for 53
million workers, employers and
self-employed persons will be
boosted by about $850 Tr illion an-
nually starting Jan. 1, 1957.
The bill also provides raises of -
$2.00 to $4.00 a month in welfare
payments to about 4.7' million..
needy disabled, blind and aged
persons and dependent children
under the federal-state public as-
sistance program. These to start:
He said the audience would be
permitted to compare the text of
the old Bible with their King
James version. The public is in-
Ralph Yarborough, who lost
two previous gubernatorial cam-
paigns, staged a race this summer
which headed him into a run-off
with U. S. Senator Price Daniel,
champion of state’s rights, on
ige of the writer.
The Upper Room is currently
printed in 28 languages in the fol-
lowing editions: English, Air man
English, Australia English, British
isles English, India English,
Braille, Arabic, Armenian, Cebu-
ano, Chinese, Finnish, French,
Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungar-
ian, Ilocanc, Italian, Korean, Jap-
anese, Norwegian, Persian, Portu-
Schulz received 983; in Burleson, guese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,
Tagalog, Tamil, Teluga, Thai,
politics, defeated Walter
John Dube Jr. won this award
on his fine agriculture project pro-
ggram'in High School. He owns
"tvo rogistcred Guernsey heifers,
one of which has s.n outstanding
show record at Houston and Aus-
tin. The Dube bo:s have regis-
Ptered Santc. Gertrudis cattle, over
tone hundred acres of watermelons,
have an outstanding grass pro-
gram -vhich includes Coastal Ber-
omuda, Biff el and Fescue grasses.
INTERVIEWED OVER RADIO
“ Mrs. George Olander, of Austin,
who was a passenger on the Swe-
dish liner Stockholm Wednesday
night which collided with the
gtalian luxury liner, Andrea Doria,
Oxi Nantuckett Island in a pea
soup fog, was intrviewed over
KTBC by Paul Bolton, after the
Stockholm had limped into New
OYork Friday with a gaping hole n
her ice-crusher bow, carrying
Sweden neighborhood. Two oth- Emma Long.
3 gnti I
I gJOHN DUBE WINS
In commemoration of this anni-
versary a special' service is being
planned for Thursday, August 9,
at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutner-
an Church which will be conducted
at 6:30 p. m. with the Rev. E.
Herber of Thrall in charge. Rev.
Louis Krarcer, of Brenham, a very
close friend and former classmate
of the Rev. Engeling will bring
the. anniversary message.
Following the service, a recep-
tion and informal proram will be
held on the church lawn honoring
the Rev. Mr. Engeling.
All friends of Rev. Engeling are
cordially invited to attend this
Evangelist Baker explained that
under the new covenant, Christ
offers to write His law in our
hearts by the Holy Spirit, so that
through faith we do by nature
what is required by law.
This coming Sunday night, Aug.
5, he speaks from the subject
“Ten Words Spoken By God That
Set A Mountain On Fire.”
The public is invited to these
two young grandchildren, Miriam
Morrison, and Duane Stoll, who
are the pride and joy of the pastor
and Mrs. Engeling.
Much has been accomplished in
Elgin’s St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church since the Rev. and Mrs.
Engeling came to Elgin twenty
five years ago. The Lord’s bless-
ings have rested oh these years
of faithful and fruitful service or
Rev. Herman C. Engeling. He
and his wife are admired and rev-
ered in Elgin and have made a
host of friends other than members
of their church, who will wish to
join the congregation in extending1
congratulations, and words or
commendation on Sunday evening.
August 9 to the Rev. Mr. Engeling.
The Elgin Chamber of Com-
merce recently received the follow
ing letter fro 1 ten-year-old Erich
Qerditz or New City, N. Y.:
<Dear Sir: I have heard that
horned toads make fine pets. ,
My mother had one when she
gas my age (10) and she liked
Wem very much. I would like to
have one for a pet.
Eli ch Goerditz.
«0So, it seems Elgin is known in
distant places not only for the fin-
est watermelons and most "de-
lishus"’ yams but also for horned
WAlways willing to oblige, the
trol on Brushy in
The Rev. Mr. Engeling attended
Texas Lutheran College and
Wartburg Seminary of Dubuque,.
Iowa before being ordained as a
L.theran minister in August 1931.
In November of the same year he
married Olga Blum, of Brenham
and together the young couple be-
gan their life’s work in Elgin.
Four chiidren were bora to them,
namely, Mary Ann and Hermine,
now Mesdames Lucian Morrison,
Elgin and Marvin Stoll, Taylor;
Karl and Glen Engeling, Elgin.
They have taken their places in
the activities of the church and
have proven to be motivating spir-
its among the young people in and
Chamber of Commerce, through
its very efficient sec’y-mgr., Tom-
mie McCullough, secured a young
horned toad, with the assistance of
pretty . eleven-year-old Lenora
“Penny” Hattox who selected and
caught tte cutest one in her neigh-
borhood to send to Erich for a pet.
McCullough packaged it neatly
and mailed it out by parcel post
Tionday. We hope the tiny speci-
men will thrive in New York and
give its little owner, who no doubt
“Many Christians are trying to
earn heaven by their own efforts
as die Piurisees did in Christ e
day. They do not understand that
salvation is a gift purcased by
the blood of Jesus which must be
c’cepted by faith” said the direc-
tor of the Heralds of Bible Pro-
phecy to more than a thousand
people at the Big Canvas Taber-
nacle on Highway 290.
Evagelist L> B. Balser who has
been speaking to the Elgin Com-
munity for three consecutive
weeks preached the words of Je-
sus to Nicodems: “Ye Must Be
Evangelist Baker declared that
the idea of salvation by work is a
counterfeit of the gospel found in
all false religion, and is called
“filthy rags” in the Bible.
Quoting Christ’s command: "It
ye love me keep my command-
r.ents"’, the speaker said that a
profession of Christianity with-
Drilling Activities To
Start In Elgin Area
The drilling on several new lo-
cations for oil wells in the next
few weeks in Elgin vicinity is be-
ing viewed with interest by a
great number of our citizens.
Drilling will be commenced next
week on the Mrs. Al wine Hodde
et al land — which is in the New
man C. Engeling, who, since his
ordination as a minister in Aug-
ust, 1931, has continuously serv-
ed the local St. Peter’s Evangell- 4
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