The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 1928 Page: 1 of 8
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A Weekly Newspaper Devoted Unreservedly to the Development and Upbuilding: of Burleson County.
The Caldwell News, Vol. 1, No. 8.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS. FEBRUARY 24. 1928.
Burleson Co. Ledger, Vol. 48, No. SO
HEAVY RAINS FALL OVER THE ENTIRE COUNTY
Burleson County9s Two Hatcheries Now Operating Full Capacity
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NEW INDUSTRY ENJOYING LARGE
VOLUME OF SPRING BUSINESS
Several Thousand Purebred Eggs On Incubation
Many Burleson County Farmers Replacing and
Enlarging Their Farm Flocks of Chickens
RURAL SCHOOL CHILDREN CULLING POULTRY
Burleson County citizens who have
not visited the two Caldwell Hatch-
eric* are missing something that they
have never witnessed before in the
county - the hatching of purebred
chicks by the thousands.
These new local enterprises are
now operating at full capacity- hatch-
ing purebred chicken eggs that will
soon go un the farms of Burleson
County to increase present flocks or
to replace flocks of the mongrel
This industry is something for the
titízen to feel proud of for eventual-
ly it will mean a complete revolution-
izing of the poultry industry in the
county one of the things that has
been desired for some time.
A recent visit to each plant by a
representative of the Caldwell News to
Idhrn first hand just what each plant
was doing, readily convinced that the
volume of patronage was large, and
that the enterprises mean much t > the
future development of the County.
The first visit was to the Caldwell
Hatchery owned and operated by Mr.
J. M. Wynn just outside the city lim-
it , Mr. Wynn said, "Cromartie, 1 have
n 50ÍM) egg machine and am loaded to
full capacity. My trays are booked
up to March 6th. I need a 15,000 ca-
pacity machine much. Farmers are
bringing me more eggs than I can
On looking over Mr. Wynn's plant
it was found that he is fixed up excep-
tionally well, and that he is working
faithfully to take care of his trade.
Mr. Wynn said, "It is too late now to
think of adding additional units this
year, but m year, 1 do not intend it
try to operate with less than a 15,000
capacity machine and possibly may
run it up to 22,500."
Mr. Wynn plans to produce at bast
lj)00 laying hens of his own gy an-
other year. He has the room for a
large poultry plant where he is lo-
cated and it is his plans to gradually
build his business until he maintains
n pedigree flock of 5000 hens.
A visit to the Sunshine Hatchery
convinced that this plant just recently
installed is enjoying equally as larg''
or a larger amount of the hatching
business of the County. They have j
one mammoth 12,000 capacity machine 1
installed and in operation. Mr. Step-
hens, local manager of the plant
stated that h's plant was running full
capacity for the week, and from the
prospecta at-the time, they would be j
over flowed with business. He stated i
that by the later part of the week,
he would have an additional 12,000 unit
in operation and after that he would
be in position to take care of every
hatch that comes to him.
It can be seen by this that the poul-
try business of Burleson County is
making rapid strides forward—that is
has every convenient facility at its ;
command. There is no longer need
for the fanners of the County to order '
baby chicks away from home. They j
can be hatched or purchased right at j
home quality stock too.
The hatching season has just com-
menced. It is conservatively thought
that before hot weather sets in to stop
hatching temporarily, that between
60,000 and 100,000 purebred chicks
will have been hatched in the county.
The indication now is, that many
Burleson County fanners who have
been slow to stock their farms with
poultry, or replace their present mixed
breeds with the purebred kind, will
gradually do it.
To say the least, it will pay each
and every farmer well to visit the two
hatcheries t" see for themselves how
the large incubators are handled how
they turn out baby chicks by *he
thousands in a strong and healthy
condition. It is indeed interesting
and educational in nature. It is in-
'With the advent of these hatcheries
to assist in the constructive agricul-
tural work that is being conducted
in the county, it will not be many
months off until nearly every farm
in the County will be the home of
purebred breeds of poultry. Almost
monthly, new flocks make their ap-
pearand-. The owners in nearly
every instance are better pleased and
find them more advantageous. The
sooner the whole County comes to the
purebred kind the better off it will !)<_•
all the wav round.
The above photograph depicts some of the agricultural work the County
Agent is conducting in the county. He has been quite a factor in devel-
oping the poultry industry in the county. He is ready to serve this year.
CORNER STONE TO THE NEW BURLESON
The Burleson County Chamber of
Commerce meeting scheduled for last
Tuesday night was completely rained
out. The officers have called another
meeting fo<- next Tuesday night, Feb-
ruary 28th. All members and citizens
interested in the various activities of
the Chamber are invited to be pres-
The Chamber of Commerce meet-
ings are wide open to every one. Farm-
ers are especially invited to attend
and get the view points of the busi-
Hess interests who are constantly
Btriving to better their position along
with their own..
The meeting Tuesday night is called
for 7:45 o'clock.
W. M. 11 i 11 inrd returned Wednes-
day from Jackson, Miss., where he
Went, to attend the Cotton Reduction
Conference called recently by Gov.
20c to 24c
15c to 16c
P.-T. Ass'n Calls
The Caldwell Parent-Teacher's As-
sociation calls a special meeting of its
members Wednesday afternoon Feb-
ruary 29th. The meeting is to be
held at the Caldwell High School Au-
ditorium at 2:30 o'clock. The purpose
of the meeting in to hear its District
President, Mrs. Sieks and other speak-
ers from Col'ege who will be present.
An interesting program has been
prepared and a social hour aranged
so that all who attend will have the
privilege of meeting the .guests.
The Somerville and Lyons Parent-
Teacher Associations and all others
interested in Child Welfare, are cor-
dially iiivted to attend. Members of
the local association are urged in n
special way to be present.
REV. \TTI( I N WEIIH
SPEAKS IIKitK TONIGHT
The Rev. Atticus Webb, Superin-
tendent of the Anti-Saloon League
will speak to the citizens of Burle-
son County tonight at the First Meth-
odist Church at 7:30 P. M. All who
desire to hear Mr. Webb lecture arc
invited to atterid.
More Than 100 Articles of Wide De-
scription Contributed By Various
Individuals and Organiza-
Devoid of any marked enthusiasm
or especially planned ceremonies, but
carrying the hearty endorsement and
well wishes of a large number of Bur-
leson County citizens, the copper met-
al container to the corner stone of
Burleson County's handsome, new-
Court House that is fast nearing com-
pletion, was quietly sealed Wednes-
The date set for sealing was Tues-
day afternoon, hut on account of the
down pour of rain, the sealing neces-
sarily had to be postponed.
More than 100 citizens contributed
articles of various descriptions that
were deposited. They included busi-
ness stationery carrying the names
''usiness and professional firms of
Caldwell, photographs of the old Court
House, and other things, histories,
newspapers, lists of city officials,
school teachers workmen etc, old coins
etc. Space will not permit a review
of each item in particular. The fol-
lowing however is a complete list on-
tributed in rotation as received by
John Struwe, Commissioner, who was
appointed by the Commissioners Court
to receive the various articles.
G. W. (¡rant, W. H. Hundley, F. A.
Ellis. A Lon Hill, Dallas News, John
Struwe, Burleson County Ledger, (Inst
issue). The Caldwell News, (first is-
sue), Caldwell National Bank, Kar-
nes-Wotipka Co., John Milner Cardin,
(Houston, Texas). Sefcik & Skra-
banek, A. H. Seigle, George Mrnustik,
farmer, Surovik Drug Store, John Jan-
cik, H. J. Schiller, Frank Holubec, J.
F. Polansky, Seigle's Store, Jack Ros-
enwasser, Miss Tillie Jahnke, Miss
Birdie Stone, Holubec Brothers, F. W.
Skrabanek, Lions Club (photo), Loss
McDonald, E. Roe, F. R. Psencik,
(photo top of Court House), Stone &
Hitchcock, (history of business), Cald-
well Variety Store, G. J. Jones, Cald-
well Drug Co., Inc.. Liggett & Myers,
(by I). Gorkin), James & Shaw, Mrs.
J. R. Hartgraves, The American Le-
gion, (by A. T. Autrey), J. J. Pollack,
Simpson Groc. Co., Cade Auto Co.,
(Henry Ford), Harvey & Son Auto
Co., J. M. Fagan, Rankin's Tailor
Shop, Smith & Manas, Mrs. O. S. Win-
dell, Mrs. I.. W. Henslee, Mrs. B. 11.
Schumacher, J. F. Cobb Co., Thornton
PRECIPITATION GREATEST IN THE
COUNTY IN MORE THAN 8 MONTHS
Approximately 4 Inches Fell. Creeks and Branches
Placed Out of Banks. Farm Fences Washed
Away in Places. Other Minor Damage.
0. J. JONES ENTERS
Is Well Known In The County, And
Asks The Support And Vote of
Grocery Co., T. B. Parkhill, A. F. Grn-
bow, Photo Holubec Brothers S'.ore,
Miss Bertha Autrey, Miss Johnnie
Strong, Miss Tillie Courtney, Miss Er-
ma Autrey, Slim Broaddus, C. L. Shef-
field, Telephone Directory, F. S. Ncw-
comh, Harvey-Schiller Furniture Co.,
(Ittb Wendorf, The Caldwell Public
School, (names 22 teachers), Rev. F.
H. Horak, Miss Mildred Smith, Mi«s
Lucile Brewer, F. B. Dusek, John
Vavra, John Zababny, Autrey & Sou,
I'. S. Fire Ins. Co., Burleson County
Mutual Life Insurance Co., Intcrne-
tional Travelers Insurance Co., A. O.
Windell, The Galveston Messenger,
The Aggie Battalion, (by E. L.
Struwe), The Richmond Coaster,
Hermann & Sons paper, (San Anto-
nio), list of Burleson County officinls.
Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Houston
Chronicle, Garland Smith, Govern-
ment Cotton Report, (by John
Struwe), Photo old Court Housa,
First State Bank, U. S. Air Mail
Stamps, Caldwell Water Works, W.
M Stone, W. E. Jancik, Rev. W. O.
Wright, Cecil Smith, T. N. Cross, Lon
Hill, List of City Officials, B. Risse,
List of County Teachers, (by W. S.
I'luenneke,), Senator R. S. Bowers,
Somerville News-Tribune, Foreign
Coin, (by J. W, Skabanek), Cald-
well Public School, (by C. B. Oliver),
Oliver Buick Co., Lutheran Church,
List of workmen on Court House, J.
O. Ellis, C. H. Bamett, Judge R. J.
The following is a list of articles
that came out of the corner stone
of the old Court House that were re-
deposited in the corner stone of the
Caldwell Chronicle by G. B. Bos-
well dated July 26th, 1889.
Caldwell News, by John A. Hud-
son dated June 27th, 1889.
Block of wood with following in-
scription: This piece of wood was
used on the building of 1855 and
ngain used on the second building in
1X76 and placed in the corner stone
of this building July 30th, 1885). By
G. L. Lee. New inscription was made
by John Struwe Feb. 20th, 1928.
Slavie, a Bohemian paper dated
July 3rd, 1881 , J. J. Holik, subscriber.
Published in Racine, Wisconsin.
Galveston News dated July 30th,
Texas Farmer, dated July 20th,
G. G. Curlin subscriber.
A small Bible and 25c and a dime.
The News has been requested to
announce the candidacy of G. J. Jones
of this city for the office of Con-
stable of Precinct No. 1 subject to
the action of the Democratic Primary
to be held July 28th.
Gabe as he is familiarly known to
his friends, is widely and favox-ably
known in the County. He was born
and reared here and has always mer-
ited the respect and confidence of the
people. In seeking the office of Con-
stable, he dos so, fully realizing the
responsibilities of the office, and
pledges that if elected, that he will
give the people an honorable and ef-
ficient administration. He asks the
support and vote of the people.
Assisted By W. I). I'luenneke, County
School Superintendent, Wu S. Chil-
derss, County Agent. Plans Early
Visits To Rural Schools to In-
terest Farmers In Special
W. S. Childerss, County Agent of
Burleson County, this week definitely
announced his plans for spring activi-
ties. Principal among his plans is a
campaign for dairying, poultry, r-.vt
eradication and a contest for better
Burleson County throughout, was
literally drenched Tuesday, when one
of the most severe rain and electric
storms visited the county. Approxi-
mately four inches of rain fell within
a period of twenty-four hours—three
and one half inches of which fell with-
in two or three hours. The ground
every wheie was a massive sheet of
water. Gutters and sewers were tax-
ed beyond their capacities. Creeks
and branches were placed out of
banks and some damage of a minor
>.ti:re was suffered over the county.
In some sections, pasture and field
fences were washed away. Terraces
plowed ground and gardens were dam-
In Caldwell, the streets and gutters
could barely accommodate the cur-
rents. Many buildings sprang leaks.
The moat serious damage suffered
that was learned, was building mate-
rials at the Court House, the negro
school building and the telephone sys-
tem. The beating rain late in the
evening blew through open wind)wa
of the new Court House and soaked
several sacks o£ lime and cement. The
negro school building was struck by
lightning that damaged the roof of
both wings. A number of telephone
fuses were burned out over the city.
All day Wednesday Davidson Creek
was out of its banks. This creek whj
the highest it has been in some tim-:;.
The bottom lands were complete!,'
flooded. Travel in automobiles was in-
terrupted for a while on the Bryan
and Tunis roads. ,
By noon Wednesday most every
thing effected was straightened out
and regular activities resumed.
While the rains were unusu.illy
heavy during the latter part of the
day and night, they were highly wel -
comed and appreciated by almost
T!-.? February rains all put together
tenú ij aid farming and places added
encc;: agement in the minds of farm-
ers and business men.
The entire county is assured of a
good season for sometime. An abun-
Assisted by W. D. Pluenneke, Coun- ance of stock water has been cau*hf-
ty School Superintendent, Mr. Chil- in the tanks and branches. Fields
derss piar o to visit every school in the have been wel1 soaked' furnishing a
county in the near future, to acquaint *ood season for Panting in the near
the people of the county with the work ^u'ure> ** W'H greatly benefit grow-
ing crops and will advance pastures
and hay meadows.
The rains coming at the time they
have, the agricultural and commer-
cial outlook in the county has been
he desires to further.
Letters announcing the intended
visits are now being prepared by Mr.
Pluenneke, and will be mailed out to
every rural school teacher in the
county, sometime during the coming
week. The letters will stress the ex-
treme importance of the schools co-
operating with Mr. Childerss in his
work, and pleads for a hearty recep-
tion on his arrival.
The plan Mr. Childerss has in view,
is to further develop the dairy and
poultry end of farming, to see if some
wholesale efforts cannot be put forth
to eradicate the rats in the coonty,
and to interest the farm wives in a
better kitchen contest.
His visits to the schools will be for
the purpose of familiarizing the peo-
ple of the county with the need of
these campaigns, and obtain an ex-
pression of their likes.
The school teachers and farmers
of the county are asked to consider
the matter in advance, so that they
During the rain and electrical storm
Tuesday night the Caldwell Colored
School building was struck and dam-
aged by lightning. It was not learned
fully to what extent the damage «vas,
but it was reported that the roof on
both wings of the building had to be
J. W. Schiller i,« home from Hous-
ton, where he attended a thrse day
school conducted by the Kelvin itor
Company, for the purpose of ac-
quainting their representatives illy
with the mechanical operation of their
machines, and to instruct them how to
BELL COI'NT Y KILLS iMKTIIODlST LADIES
OVER *;00.000 HATS TO CONDUCT SALE
SUNDAY SCHOOL \ ITKNDAV( K
Bell County's campaign against rats
in which over ninety schools took
part, ridded the county of 315,ltiQ
rats in the course of a few weeks.
This is something worth thinking
about. Burleson County would do well
to wage a similar campaign.
The lad'es of the Methodist Church
announce that they will conduct their
regular sale tomorrow. Those wish-
ing to purchase cakes and pies may do
so by looking these ladies up. Their
stand will be in front of Smith and
Manas' meat market.
will be familiar with th - work he in- render customers the best pos-ibl<
tends to do when he visits the service.
schools, and are urged to extend their
heart iest cooperation.
There is nothing cumbersome about
! the campaigns to he conducted. They
I are simple in nature, just plain bus-
j ness-like propositions, that should in-
¡ terest every farmer, which will serve
i to follow up the constructive agricul-
I tural work that is being put ovor In
the county in a beneficial way.
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