The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, February 10, 1928 Page: 1 of 8
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to TM News.
And The Burleson County Ledger
A Weekly Newspaper Devoted Unreservedly to the Development and Upbuilding of Burleson County.
The Caldwell News, Vol. 1, No. 6
CALDWELL. BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS. FEBRUARY 10. 1M8.
Burleson Co. Ledger, Vol. 48, No. 48
COPIOUS RAIN FALLS OVER THE ENTIRE COUNTY
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First Methodist Church Revival Is Being Well Attended
BENEFITS TO SOILS, PASTURES AND ADOLPH KRUPALA J. SLOVACEK IS MEETING BEGAN SUNDAY; TO BE
CONTINUEP THROUGH NEXT WEEK
Sermons Delivered By Rev. A. T. Walker of
Huntsville. Both Morning and Evening
Sermons Well Received.
GARDENS OF INESTIMABLE VALUE ANNOUNCES
More Than Two Inches Fell. Comes At Op-
portune Time When Farmers Are Well
Up With Their Plowing.
Burleson County throughout and
surrounding sections was visited by
three or four ruins in succession dur-
ing the past week, that were very
timely and beneficial the best rains
that have fallen in many weeks. All
parts of the County are well soaked.
Farm lands (hat have been plowed
are placed in a splendid condition.
Pastures have been benefitted and gar-
dens and early crop plantings have
been made possible. The rains have
proven a boon to agriculture and bus-
inessJn the county in general. Farm-
' r* who had become fearful and an-
xious are joyed and stimulated. Stock-
men are looking on the brighter side j
of life, and business men aré more
hopeful. The agricultuial and com-1
hiercial outlook in Burleson County is
as bright as it has been in several
It is believed that with the amount
of farming preparations that have
been made early, with the splendid
rains that have fallen to put a sea-
«on in the ground, that one of the larg-
est diversified crops in the history of
the county will be planted. Farmers
«very where are active and alert to ¡
their needs. They are planting gar-
edns, irish potatoes and the like. They
are planning a large feed and foud
crop. In six weekB more should con-
ditions justify they will commer.;* to
In the opinion of the News, Burle-
son County's economic position has
been greatly improved by the rains
and prospects in the county all the
way round made more favorable.
This week the property known as
the White Hotel near the Santa Fe
station changed hands when J. F. Vy-
kukal purchased it from the D. 0.
Joe now owns the entire block of
property on which the hotel end gin
stundj), and contemplates some inci-
dental improvements at an early date,
such as cleaning the entire grounds,
changing fences and making way with
weeds and rubbish, etc.
UMBER OF COMMERCE
MEETING HELD TUESDAY
A short session of the Burleson
County Chamber of Commerce was
held Tuesday afternoon for the trans-
action of some important business
chat the officers had before them for
The principal matter up for discus-
si n was fertilizer. County agent W.
S. Childress, who has been studying
the economic situation of the farmers
of the county for the past three years,
and who has become thoroughly con-
vinced of the need of an educational
fertilizer campaign in the immediate
future, appeared before the members
and presented an outline of the cam-
paign that he desires to further.
The plan is merely this. He stated
that owing to the rapid increase in
the number or boll weevils during the
past year, and the large production
of cotton during the past two years
creating a large surplus, that he rec-
ommends the intelligent use of fertil-
izer this year, in order to beat the boll
weevils and head off a possible fur-
ther decline in prices of cotton. Mr.
Childress is auxious for the farmers
of Burleson County to succeed this
year and he believes that the proper
and intelligent use of fertilizer by the
farmers on the sandy and weaker
soils, is one of the ways that they can
materially better their conditions.
After the matter was thoroughly
considered, the Chamber of Commerce
went on record as approving the cam-
paign and agreed to back Mr. Chil-
dress in encouraging farmers to use
fertilizer this year.
After announcing the date of the
next meeting the meeting was ad-
journed, to meet Tuesday, February
21st at the temporary Court House
at the hour of 7:30 p. m.
Mrs. A. Lon Hill has returned home
from a Temple Hospital.
E. A. ELLIS OUT
FOR OFFICE OF
To the voters of Burleson County:
In the pronv r columns of this paper
appears my announcement for re-elec-
tion to the office of District Clerk of
Burleson County. I have at all times
endeavored to discharge the duties of
this office in a manner that would
merit the confidence of all, and 1
promise if re-elected to handle the
affairs of the office in the same man-
ner as I have in the past.
I want to take this opportunity to
thank my many friends for their past
fnvors, and assure you that if I can
bo of service to you at. any time it will
always bo my pleasure to do so.
Yours very truly,
F. A. Ellis.
W. M. Milliard, Chairman, Demo-
cratic Executive Committee of Burle-
son County, recently received a com-
munication from Col. Jacob F. Wol-
ters, member of the Entertainment
Committee in charge of the National
Democratic Convention which is to be
held in Houston, asking for an esti-
mate of the number of people from
this County, who expect to attend the
Convention when it meets in June.
The Entertainment Committee in
charge is expecting large crowds from
surrounding sections as well as from
over the Nation and it desires to ascer-
tain as near as possible the approxi-
mate number of people who will at-
tend. Col. Walters is requesting that
all who desire to attend to make it
known as soon as possible, so that
accommodations may be extended.
It is well that all the Burleson
County citizens who are planning to
attend the National Convention, make
their desires known at the earliest
possible moment, so that sufficient
accommodations may be provided.
Judge Milliard is holding up his es-
timate a few days, before sending it
in, and would like for all who can,
notify him of his or her intention, so
that he can give as nearly the exact
number as possible.
Adolph Krupala or Deanville *ias In-
structed the News to announce his
candidacy for the office of Constable
of Precinct 7, subject to the Demo-
cratic Primary to be held July 28th,
Mr. Krupala was born and raised
in Lavaca County. Some twelve years
ago he moved to Burleson County and
located near Deanville where he has
been engaged in farming ever since.
Me is well known to the people of his
community and favorably thought of.
During the World War Mr. Krupala
served in the army, where he gained
considerable experience. He requests
the voters of Precinct 7 to consider his
candidacy carefully, and asks them to
support and vote for him. He states
that in the event that he is elected,
he will strive to the best of his abil-
ity to discharge the duties of the of-
fice well and make the people of his
Precinct an efficient officer.
J. SLOVACEK IS
You will be called upon to determine
by your vote in the Democartic Pri-
mary. to be held in July, who is to be
your Commissioner for the next two
1 have been your Commissioner in
the past years., and have striven in
every way to render you good and ef-
By reason of the past years of ex-
perience that I have had, I feel that
I am now in a position to render
! greater service than ever before.
It is for this reason, mainly, that
! I desire to be returned to the office.
I I feel under a deep debt of gratitude
' to the men and women who have cast
j their votes and exercised their influ-
ence in my behalf.
I will appreciate your vote and sup-
¡ port, and if elected, I promise to dis-
' charge the duties that are imposed
j in an impartial and business-like
' J. Siovacek.
Session of City Council
Held Monday Night
Large Anoint of Roatiao Basinets Transacted. NentMy Accoants Allowed.
Aaaaal Financial Statement Received and Stadied.
I. & M. T1
Mr. John Goodman of Amarillo,
Texas, ia a guest at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Sydney Tarwater.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cobb have gone
to visit the Eastern markets and pur-
chase their spring lines of merchan-
The City Council of Caldwell held
its regular monthly meeting Monday
night and dispensed of a number of
matters that had accumulated since
the last regular meeting held in Jan-
Every member of the Council was
present. Monthly accounts and spec-
ial disbursements for emergency pur-
poses, were reviewed and approved
and ordered paid.
An emergency ordinance complying
with certain demands made by the
State Fire Insurance Department at
Austin, making it compulsory for
property owners within the fire dis-
trict of Caldwell to obtain building
permits from the c'ty before erecting
buildings of any kind, was passed and
a copy ordered forwarded to the State
Fire Commission for their informa-
tion and record.
This new enactment is to supple-
ment a previous ordinance that was
duly enacted sometime ago regulating
building construction, which is still in
effect.. In the future when property
owners within the regulated district
desire to erect any kind of a building,
it becomes compulsory for them to
submit specifications to the Secretary
and receive a permit before beginning
construction. The price of permits to
be issued was placed at one dollar.
The public is urged to take full cog-
nizance of this regulation, so that in
the future there will be no misunder-
standing and no unauthorized con-
struction in conflict with the Fire
The penalty for violating this or-
dinance is very severe and calls for
heavy damages. The Council wants
property owners to fully acquaint
themselves with this feature, and co-
operate in the future, so that no one
will become offended and be put to
considerable trouble and expense.
The enactment of this ordinance wat
forced upon the Council and was pass-
ed in order to prevent a further in-
c rea tie in the key rate, which is al-
Collection of the Special $ii street
tnx from every male citizen residing
within the city limits who is between
the age of 21 years and 45, was con-
sidered. The Council ordered collec-
tion made commencing March 1st. The
law requires that this tax be collected
January 1st, but in line with past cus-
tom, it has been deferred until March
The financial statement of the con-
dition of the City Treasury was pre-
sented by K. E. Krug, Secretary, and
was reviewed and considered. The
statement showed that during the past
year, the financial condition of the
Treasury had been improved to the
extent of $2,350.00, occasioned prin-
cipally by slight increases in tax col-
lections and by the rigid economic pol-
Policies for the ensuing year were
freely discussed. It was determined to
continue the street improvement work
indefinitely, until as many of the
streets in Caldwell as possible are im-
proved. It was shown that the work
conducted during the past year was
the most extensive in a number of
years, and that the plan is a very ec-
onomical one in the long run.
Street lighting was discussed at
length with the hope of possibly work-
ing out some method to extend the
lighting system of the city. It was
decided definitely that the city cannot
incur any more e ■ ense for street
lights. With reference to this how-
ever, the City Secretary was instruct-
ed to correspond with Mr. Brann, Dis-
trict Superintendent of the Western
Public Service Company, to see if
there is not some way for Caldwell
to receive a reduction in the cost of
street lights, which is generally con-
sidered too high.
The Council feels considerably en-
couraged over the improvement that
was made in the condition of the
Treasury and expressed the hope that
with the conservative and economical
policy that it is persuing monthly,
that the City will be placed in a sound
and tip top condition in a few months
it desires to ask the indulgence of the
eiiizenship with reference to the grav-
el streets This is a big problem Lu
solve, and an expensive one. Some
places need more gravel to condition
them. This costs money and is not
considered feasible ul the present
time. It would rather wait a while
longer to see if more permanent con-
struction can not be made. To spend
large amounts on many of them, would
j he a rank waste of money, for the
gravel soon washes away.
An automobile and Machinery Pag-
eant will be staged by the Agricultural
Engineering Club of the A. & M. Col-
lege, Friday evening, February 10th,
at 7:30 o'clock in the Animal Hus-
bandry Pavillion, that promises to be
something entirely new in the history
of the College, and positively up-to-
All the new cars, trucks, tractors,
and farming machinery available any-
where this side of the factories will
be there—the latest
In view of the fact that nearly
every one is vitally interested in the
new 1928 model automobiles, arrange-
ments have been made to have on ex-
hibition and demonstration the New
Ford, Chevrolet, and newest models
of the Whippet, Hupmobile, Stude-
baker, Erskine, Hudson-Essex, Dodge,
Buick. Nash Willys-Knight, Oldsmo-
bile, Cadillac and other make cars. A
complete line of trucks of the various
makes will also be shown.
In order to carry out the dashing
designs, attractive color harmonies,
and beautiful body lines, these cars
will be driven by young ladies.
Supplementing the Automobile show
will be the farm machinery exhibit
which is expected to prove equally as
interesting and instructive. It will in-
clude the very latest designs of farm
implements such as, the cotton strip-
per, cotton chopper, silage cutter,
power take-off binder, grinders, and
two row implements of all designs.
There will be tractors of all makes.
Special entertainnment will be pro-
vided. Music will be given by the 100
piece Aggie Band, etc. There will be
no admission charge.
The revival meetings at the First
Methodist Church that is being con-
ducted under the leadership of the.
Rev. A. T. Walker of Huntsville, is
attracting an unusually large atten-
j dance at both the morning and even-
■ ing services that are being held daily.
The revival in progress, is the first
| to have been held in the congrega-
• tion's handsome new home since its
(erection was completed last fall. The
! commodious auditorium, the hand-
some pipe organ and many other
conveniences, are adding impetus and
fervor to the solemn, religious occa-
sion. Members of all denominations
and other interested citizens, are at-
tending with regularity. Rev. J. M.
Gordon, the church's local pastor, is
highly elated over the success that is
being experienced. He is buoyant and
appreciative because of the hearty
cooperation that the members of the
other denominations as well as his
own are extending.
Rev. A. T. Walker who is deliver-
ing the sermons, is a learned orator,
and speaks with force. He is en-
countering no difficulty in interesting
his audiences, and his congregations
are growing in rapid succession.
The special yaried music provided
and offered at each service dail;,
is under the supervision and direction
of Mrs. Arthur A. Lee.
The revival which has been in pro-
ress since last Sunday, will be con-
tinued daily throughout the comir;?
week, and will close Sunday night
A special Boy Scout sermon will
be delivered Sunday evening for the
benefit of the local Boy Scout organi-
The public is cordially invited to
attend every service.
FOR LOCAL 1IETS
PiHt Organized. Thirty Charter Mem-
bers Received To Date. More Being
Added Daily. To Be Named
After many months following the
late World War the veterans of Bur-
leson County have succeeded in or-
ganizinz a local Post in this city.
This week Ernest C. Cox, Assist-
ant State Adjutant of the American
Legion, Department of Texas, is in
the city assisting the local veterans
in perfecting their organization.
A meeting was held Wednesday
evening at the armory when a bon
fire organization was perfected. The
following officers were elected and
Post Commander, Col. B. F. Dela-
mater; Vice Commander, ("apt. A. T
Autrey; Post Adjutant, M. F. Broad
dus; Finance Officer, J. W. Ripple;
Post Historian, J. J. llaisier; Chap-
lain, A. S. Bruaddus; Service Office,
W. J. Alexander; Sergeant at Arms,
John J. Vciss.
t p to date more than thirty vet-
erans have been enlisted and others
are being added daily. It is the hope
of the organizer that the local post
will have 100 per cent membership.
The new Post will be known as the
Deutsch-Houston Post, in memory of
the late John Deutsch and T. C. Hous-
ton, the first two Caldwell bjys to
fall In action.
The highways of Burleson County
which have been made rough going
by the recent rains, have been drag-
ged from one end of the county to the
Foreman Ramsey stated that he has
been on the job faithfully every min-
ute it was possible, and that by last
night would succeed in completing
the first time over.
C. H. BURNETT
In aonther column of this paper will
be found my name, as a candidate for
re-election to the office of Tax Col-
lector of Burleson County, subject to
the Democratic Primaries, to be held
July 28th, 1928.
I have endeavored to discharge the
duties of this office faithfully, and in
an efficient and courteous manner at
all times, and feel very grateful to
the people for the support that has
been extended me in the past.
If you feel that I am worthy cf
your confidence and trust to serve
again as Tax Collector, I want you
to know that I shall appreciate every
Vote and favor that may be extended
me, and if re-elected, 1 shall at all
times try to prove worthy of being
your public servant.
CurUs H. Baroett.
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Cromartie, C. E. The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, February 10, 1928, newspaper, February 10, 1928; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174786/m1/1/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.