The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, March 2, 1928 Page: 1 of 8
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And The Burleson County Ledger
A Weekly Newspaper Devoted Unreservedly to the Development and Upbuilding of Burleson County.
The Caldwell New , Vol. 1, No. 9.
CALDWELL. BURLESON COUNTY. TEXAS, MARCH 2. 1928
Burleson Co Ledger, Vol. 48, No. fl
WOMAN'S CLUB 10 PRESENT A COMEDY DRAMA
Wesley Brotherhood To Entertain Fathers And Sons March 15th.
PLAY TO BE STAGED MARCH BTH
11 THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDIT
Mrs. J. E. Phegley Includes Good Cows.
Citizenship Urged To Support This Attraction. Wo
man s Club Striving To Raise Working Funds
To Help Advance Their Civic Interests
"Saintly Hypocrite* and Honest
Sinners" will be presented by the Wo-
man's Club of Caldwell, Thursday
night, March 8th, at the Caldwell
High School Auditorium.
This play is being directed by Mr
Rowland Windell a graduate of Curvy
School of Expression of Boston, Masa.
Mr. Windell has had quite a bit of ex-
perience in this line of work, having
appeared at the Repertory Theatre in
Boston in many plays.
In tin "Saintly Hypocrites and Hon-
est Sirrers," you have a play distinc-
tively different front others in theme
and exploitation possibilities. The gen-
eral public wants to primarly x-
pound it as a'Vomedy drama,"unique
and original, for^such it really is,
but it has a strong moral punch to it
that has met the hearty indorsement
«f ministers and Church People.
It is a great play, one that will
strike a svmpatetic chord in your
heart, even as it causes you to roar
with mirth at the peculiar characters
and laughable situations.
The Woman's Club will interpit
this play in a way which will make
it n joy for all who see it.
The citizens of Caldwell are cordi-
ally invited to attend this play. A
packed house is very much desired in
order that the Woman's Club may
realize n much out of the attraction
as possible. The money raised is to
go towards furthering the various ly-
ic activities that the Club is negaged
or it may not be thoroughly realized
I it the Woman's Club of Caldwell is
one of the most formidable civic or-
ganizations in Caldwell. It has been
striving unceasingly for twelye or fif-
teen years to assist in the education-
al and civic advancement of the com-
munity. The> are entirely responsi-
ble for the library. They are encour-
aging regularly better kept yards,
ct>. In fact their lin,* of endeavor is
broad and they deserve the encour-
agement and support of the people.
MRS. R0Z1 SLOW
IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
At an early hour Tuesday morning
death stepped in claimed Mrs. Rozina
Slovacek, the beloved wife of George
Slovacek and mother of A.J. Sloyacek
of this city.
Mrs. Slovacek was born in Europe
April 19th, 1859, and immigrated to
America when only eight years of age.
The greater portion of Mrs. Slovacek'"
life was spent here in Burleson Coun-
ty, where she was most highly es-
teemed and respecti.i. She leaves
many friends besides her husband and
son to mourn her passing. She was
buried in the New Tabor cemetery
ANNUAL EVENT SPONSORED THIS TEAR
OY THE METHODIST ORGANIZATION
A Constructive A,nd Worthy Undertaking. Every
Man In Town And County Invited To Select '
Boy To Be His Guest. Don't Miss It.
Twenty-six members of the Meth-
odist Church motored to Brenham
Sunday afternoon to take part in the
organization of a League Union for
the northern end of the Galveston
Tw<> of our town's people were
placed among the officers of the Un-
ion. Holland Porter was elected trea-
surer and Miss Jessie Shaw to Super-
intendent of the 4th Dep't.
One of the six Jersey cows on the Phegley farm near Hix, that are con-
tributing much to Mrs. Phegley's industrial success. See page 3.
COLORED SCHOOLS OF BURLESON
•COUNTYTO HOLD FAIR MARCH9-10
Big Get-to-gether Event Planned
for the Industrial and Educational
Benefit of the Race in the County
Varied Exhibits Will Be Shbwn. Special Band
Music, Speeches and Games Make Up
The Two Days' Program.
| DIES SUDDENLY
| Word was received in Caldwell yes-
i terday from Gainesville, that Mrs.
; Willie Jackson of that city died very
j M^den'y. Mr Jaekso" w u '^rmerly
Miss Mallie Bowl, daughter of Mr.
Dave Bowl of this county, and form-
erly resided in the Cook's Point com-
Mrs. Hugh Cherry was the last,
hostess to the Thursday night Club.
Two tables of players indulged in the
usual diversion of "Forty-two" until
nix games had been played. Then the
guests repaired to the dining room
where refreshments were served.
T hese refreshments consisted of fruit
salad meat sandwiches,, chipped pota-
toes, saltines., cheese rolls, hot tea
When this course had oeen finisn-
ed, a birth lay cake on an old-fash-
ioned cakestand, with " oodles" of
candles on it, wu> I roujfhl in. It was
discerned that the candles spelled Oe
name "Kate", and for tne first time
during the evening did Mrs. Guy
Douglass realize she was celebrating
her birthday. The climax to the
festivity came when Mrs. John Thom-
tcn presented Mrs. Douglass with a
birthday box tied with a huge bow or
ribbon. The speech of presentation
further indicated the humorous situa-
tion and that the contents held a
number of jokes. The box contained
a gift from each member, one of
which was box of shoe polish with
the inscription, "Brighten the Cor-
ner Where You Are." Another "gift."
was a skillet with an unbroken egg.
suggestive of the summer outings of
the Club. Along with these "sells"
there was packed into the box the love
•nd «rood wishes from each club mem-
ber for Mr*. Douglass.
Lions Were Out
Failure to announce a special pro-
gram committee ahead did not dampen
or weaken the spirit of the officers and
members of the Caldwell Lions Club
Tuesday, nor prevent them from en-
joying another real constructive pro-
Lion Gordon lectured on loyalty and
club activitv and impressed the mem-
bers much. Following his talk he call-
ed on the Chairman of each standing
committee to make reports. Some were
found active. Others were found to be
a little bit negligent. He urged that
during the coming spring and summer
months that each and every
Lion be active and alert to help
bring about the things that will be
helpful and beneficial to the town and
community. Every Lion present pledg-
ed his support in the future. Several
matters were discussed pertaining to
the commercial and industrial welfare
of Caldwell and Burleson County. No
action was taken nt the meeting < n
any of them but were left over until
If one borrows money it is better
to be a nation than nn individual. A
nation is given more time in which
Burleson County's Second annual
: Colored School Fair sponsored by the
colored agricultural and industrial
workers, and participated in by prac-
tically all the colored schools of the
county, has been definitely set for
March 9th, and 10th, states Roberta
Taylor Jackson Supervising Industria!
Teacher i f Burleson County, among
the colored people.
Thy Fair will be held in Caldwell,
at the colored High School building
and from all accounts, promises to
be quite a big get-together industrial
and educational event for the colored
people. Exhibits of varied discrip-
tions are planned, numbered among
which is to be a special corn exhibit.
Many both white and colored speakers
have been engaged for the occasion.
Music will be furnished by a brass
band both days. There will be games
played between different schools of
the county. At 11:00 o'clock Friday
morning there will be a parade
staged from the Caldwell colored
school to the Public Square and a-
The fair conducted by the colored
people of Burleson county is conduc-
ted for the same identical purpose
as the county fair held each year by
white citizens. To bring together the
colored people of the county and ex-
hibit and demonstrate to all their
special achievements so that they may
be greatly impressed, so that when
they return to their homes, they will
have become inspired and impelled
to strive to accomplish more than
they ever have before.
The colored population of Burleson
county numbers about 6,500 and the
constructive industrial work that is
being carried on among them is very
beneficial to the county and should be
supported and encouraged by all. It
will mean a faster and greater devel
opment of the county. Should the
colored people be ignored in their
agricultural development, it would
greatly retard the county-wide
agricultural development to the ratio
that their population is to the whites.
Things Being Encouraged
The business of the industrial work-
ers of the county among the colored
people as outlined by Roberta Taylor
County Supervisor, is; to incourege
rural teachers; to teach home indus-
tries in the school and home; organ-
ize and work with clubs for the better-
ment of heir school and community;
promote cleanliness and sanitation,
and help to bring about the erection
of better school buildings.
Through the co-operation of the
teachers, Roberta Taylor states much
has been done in industrial work and
improving the rural schools asid"
from minor equipments for school
purposes, seven Bosenwald schools'
industrial rooms have been equipped
v ith cook stoves, dishes and cooking
utensils, four with sewing machines.
As a result of the county Teacher's
organization, they are having this
second county school fair.
Mrs. J. E. Phegley's Flock of White Leghorns.
EXAMINING TRIAL OF
The examining trial of V. N. Bar-
ron of Brazos County, charged with
assault with intent to murder was
held Monday in Justice «if Peace,
J. F. Bate's court. The defendant was
placed under a bond of $¡100.00 and
bound over to the Grand Jury which
convenes in May.
The plaintiff is W. A Lampkin also
of Brazos county.
Mrs. Vera Gold
Aged 62, Dies
Mrs. Vera Gold, aged 62, one of Bur-
leson County's pioneer citizens of Bo-
hemias ancestry, died early Saturday
morning and was laid to rest in the
New Tabor cemetery that afterr.oos at
4 o'clock. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. F. H. Horak of
Mrs. Gold had been a resident of
Burleson County for a long number of
years. She was the mother of eight
children, two daughters and six sons
all of whom survive her with the ex-
ception of one daughter who died sev-
eral years ago. The seven children who
survive Mrs. Gold namely are:
Joe, Adolph, John, Emil and Ru-
dloph Gold, Mrs. Julia Nelson of Hous-
ton and Julius Gold.
PASSED JOT SHOT
Mrs. C. E. Langlotz, widow of thp
late Chas. A. Langlotz, and a member
of one of Burleson county's most
prominent rural families died Sun-
day at her home in the Prairiedale
community. She was 62 years of age,
having been born in Europe and com-
ing to America when only six years of
age. Some 32 year*¡ ago she came to
Burleson county to reside.
Mrs. Langlotz had been in ill health
for some six months or more and with
her passing she leaves many close
friends and relatives besides the fol-
lowing five children to mourn her
death. Otto Langlotz, a traveling
salesman, of very wide acquaintance,
Mrs. C. Whaley, route 1, Mrs. Will
Marsh, Annie and Frank Langlotz.
Her remains were laid to rest in tho
The Wesley Brotherhood will spon-
sor a "Father and Son Banquet" to
be given on eyening of March 16th
at 7:30 P. M. Tickets w'H be sold at
75 cents each. This Banquet is to be
for all the men and b sys of the com-
munity. There will be an interesting
program prepared fjor the occasion,
and among the items will be found
an able out of town speaker, who will
make the principle address. Tickets
will be on sale at Stone and Hitch-
cock's Drug Store. A list of boys
names will be placed there. Should
you not have a boy of your own let
the ticket seller assign you one, so
you can make a boy happy.
Remember the date March 15th.
Place — Basement Methodist
The Sun. hine Hatchery, Caldwell,
Texas will hatch your eggs for you.
Bring eggs «A'ery Saturday or Mon-
day. Rates$3. 0 per tray of 112 eggs.
Chicks as low as 10c each.
E. C. llcslep is on the road to re-
covery nfter a very dangerous ill-
ness about two weeks ago.
Mrs. Phegley saya chickens pay. She believed in the best. Note her
flock of five weeks' old Leghorns above which ahe feeds plenty of milk.
EMMNG Til OF
JOCK CNf HELO
Iti Justice Court of Caldwell Tues-
day. the examining trial of Jack Car-
son acused of theft was held. The de-
fendant was plated under a $300.00
bond and bound over to await the ac-
tion of the Grand Jury of the spring
term of District court.
Carson is accused of having stolen
a Cheverolet automobile from J. H.
Duckworth of Clay, some two weeks
ago which was recovciud a day or
two following its disappearance.
John A. Hudson
After a long illness, John A. Hud-
son died at his home here Tuesday
morning, February 28, 1928. Pour
years ago Mr. Hudson suffered a
stroke of paralysis which threatened
his life. Two years ago the second
stroke came which rendered him
speechless and a confirmed invalid
for the remaining two years of hi«
John A. Hudson was the eldest son
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hudsun
and was born in Philidelphia May 10,
1856. When he was but four yearr
old his parents moved to Texas and
settled first in Independence, Wash-
ington county. In 1864 the family
moved to Caldwell where they have
prominently identified with the civic
and commercial life. of Caldwell for
more than sixty years. The only sur-
viyors of this family, (which beside
fathn and mother, were John, Tom,
Harry, "Villis, and Suella) are Tom
of I> "ston and Willis of Caldwell.
Wealth and affluence enabled Mr.
Hudson to enjoy the best educational
advantages his day afforded. His
literary education was attained at
Sewell College, Chappell Hill, and
then he was graduated from Pough-
keepsie Business College. Returning
home he became a partner in the
of Hudson and Son Mercantile Co. At
the dissolution of this business ha be-
gan to edit the Caldwell News, and
many residents remember with plea-
sure his splendid paper.
Failing health caused him to give
up indoor life, and the last part of his
active life he engaged in the Plumb-
On May 30, 1877 he was married to
the accomplished Miss Kate Hay nos
of Independence. She has been the
loving helpmate for fifty-one years
and faithful unto death. To them were
born four children, three of whom sur-
viye and are as follows: Harry H.
Hudson of Pt. Arthur. John A. Hudson.
Jr. of Ft. Worth, and Mrs. C W.
Catham of San Antonio. Nine grand-
children also survive.
While still a young man. Mr. Hud-
son was converted and joined the Bap-
tist church when Major Penn held bis
first camp meeting in Burleson Coun-
The funeral took place Wednc dn"
morning at the family residence wUh
Rev. W. (>. Wright of the It. :■■■-
Clmivh officiating. Interment wn
made in the Masonic cemetery.
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Mr. and Mrs. McKay, of Navu ita.
were guests of Mi and Mrs Baylo
Schumacher Friday attending the re-
cital given by Mrs. C. B. Oliver ,
class. Iney were accompanied home
by Mrs. Schumacher's daughter M*r-
jorie for a week-end visit.
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Cromartie, C. E. The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, March 2, 1928, newspaper, March 2, 1928; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174789/m1/1/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.