The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 101, Ed. 1 Friday, February 8, 1929 Page: 1 of 8
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CALDWELL. BURLESON COUNTY, TEXSA. Friday, February 8. 1929
The Cald'well News, Vol. 2, No. 68
The Lions Club meets at noon
TODAY at the Caldwell Hotel. Lion
Savage, President of the bunch says
for every member to be there. For
two reasons: To get some good eats
and let him view a full membership
just one time. He kinder talked lik-a Wire Breaks With Force, and End
ey CLOTHES LINE
he was going to have a good program.
He also stated that there ies some
important business to attend to. Lion
Savago is exceedingly interested in
the club, and is making a good presi-
dent. Let's all go and give him a
great big surprise.
Strikes Mrs. C. C. Collins
In The Face.
The early part of the Week, Mi*.
C. C. Collins of this city Was quite
painfully und seriously injured when
a wire clothes line broke and struck
her in the face with force. Mr .
Collins Was attempting to change or
replace he clothes line that she was
working with, with another, when it
Sunday Expected To
Be Busy Day At The
Caldwell had several visitors here
this week. Mr. Shaw of Navascta,
With the Western Public Service
Company, was here Tuesday on buai-1 suddenly broke in tWo, and the end! business session of the church con-
ness Wednesday. Mr. Ty Cobb of struck her on the cheek, inflicting ¡ ducted once every three months, and
Bishop Hay to Preach Sunday Morn-
ing. Quarterly Conference To
To Be Held Sunday
According to Rev. Hassler. Metho-
dist church pastor of this city, Sunday
will be a busy day at the Methodist
church. At the eleven o'clock hour,
Bishop Sam R. Hay will preach.
Brother Hassler stated that it will
be a privilege and a blessing to hear
the Bishop bring the message Sun-
day Morning. At two o'clock in the
afternoon, Rev. Ira F. Key the Pie-
siding Elder of the Galveston Dis-
trict will hold the First Quarterly
Conference of the year. This is the
Cameron, sport editor, advertising
and a general all around good news
every member of the church is ex-
Mrs. Collins did not think much a- pected to be present. At the same
paper man of our progressive neigh- bout the accident at the time. When i time the First Quarterly Conference
borinR city was in the city on busi- she went into her home a few min-1 of the Lyons Circuit, of which Rev.
ness. There Were many other strange utea afterwards she discovered that E. A. Potts is pastor, will be con-
faces we did not know. They were the complexion of almost her en- ducted. Brother Hassler said, "we
taking note of Ule improvements tire face had turned unusually dark are expecting a great delegation from
and that coftsi(k>rable swelling had all points of the Lyons Circuit . to
i taken place. A physican Was sum- be present." The public is extended
Lacit woek or the week before, We moned and anti-tocin to prevent lock a cordial invitation to attend all of
thought that we had made a review jaw possibly from developing was the services.
of all the improvements that had ta- administered. j Following the eleven o'clock ser-
ken place and possibly would take Up to Wednesday afternoon there mon, the ladies of the church will
place for some time. We Were bad- was little change in Mrs. Coliins spread a "Basket Dinner" to all Wh J
ly mistaken. There are nearly physical condition. She waj reported will partake, and ask that all who
a thousand more or less, and to be getting along as Well as could expect to eat bring a "Basket"
at th* present rate things are going, possibly be expected.
there may two or three thousand
•ore, more or less, to mention next
MEET TO DISCUSS
1929 JO PUNS
Representatives of Grimes, Washing-
ton, Austin, Lee and Burleson
Tentatively Set Dates.
Paid Poll Taxes
For Past Year
Final Tabulation Places 1928 Figures
At 3,463, As Against 4,033
During Year 1927.
One of the outstanding surprises
of this week was an agreement that
was reachcd between the proerty
owners from the State Bank down
to the Harvey-Schiller Furniture
Company, to remove the present post
supported awnings and build a uni-
form string of swinging awnings.
Won't that look fine when complet-
ed? Say our city is not coming to
the front fast?
Thta is not all. Guy Douglass
kinder surprised the folks around
here the way he is fixing up. He
installed a real supply of hardwood,
«hop made shelving finished in ma-
hogany. He is going to have
a real conven i tent and inviting
haberdasher and tailoring establish-
ment. Small but nice.
Takes Position With
A Northern Firm
Will Sell Road Machinery, Irou
Bridges. Etc. Given Ten Conn-
ties in This Section.
TO HOLD MEETING
Gietting a little further up the line |
Mr. John Struwe, was recently ap-
pointed a traveling representative o i
the Biltrit Iron Works of Ligonier,
Indiana, to sell their manufactured
products, which includes all kinds of
road machinery, iron bridgos, cul-
verts, steel buildings, garages, etc.
He was assigned ten counties in this
rsection, bounded on the north by Station, with us.
Limestone and on the south by Colo-
rado. He has been out several times
since his appointment he stated, and
has met With encouragement at dif-
.Mr. Struwe informed the writer
i that the company he is now represent-
ing expressed themselves as being
vA'here the improvement U\tr _ i ir t«?rc*i«ted in locating a branch fac-
spread to nnothei bioc , ■ < in< * l'¡tory in Texas, and tentatively agreed
Hondler has re-niranited its ix tures p|uct, a factory here, in the event
and made some mat* ria impr-m |)p wag successful in selling as much
ments to his plai e t uisim ^ f)S $40,000.00 worth of their culverts
looks much better alnady and he i-
not altogether through. By the way
this building belongs to us and com-
pany. We are watching und wai
ing. We plan to dress up the front
Un pping back a little. I here is
the firm of Holubec Bros. I hese
popular ice cream boys plan to com-
mence right away to paint and fresh-
en th«'ir home up considerably. I here
is rumor of more but 'we will gi'.
that next week.
i in bis district.
Mr. StriAve stated that the com-
pany lonked the location of Caldwell
1 up on th< map and said that they
; stated to him in a letter that the lo-
¡ catioon looked favorable. They seem
I to like the idea that the city has two
■good railroads, to provide shipping
facilities in every direction.
Showing of Oil
Reported On The
Ollie Hill Farm
The Regular meeting of the Parent
Teacher's Associataion "will be held
at the school building on Thursday,
February 14th, at 3 p. m. Every
parent is urgwd to be present. We are
planning to havo the District Presi-
dent, Mrs. E. O. Seicke of College
She vlll give us an
inspirational talk, besides the splendid
program which has been arranged to
celebrate the birthday of the P. T.
A. At the conclusion of the program
refreshments will be served and n
social hour enjoyed by all. Every-
body come and bring some one with
you. The Day—Thursday—The dale
—February 14th The Place—School
Building. Be sure to be there.
Several of the Caldwell merchant;
left thin 'week and last week for nor-
thern and ea lent markets to pun-
chase spring lines > f goods for then
stores. Mr. and Mrs. F. Cobb
left Saturday night, Mr. Hendler lett
last week and Jack Rosenwaswer
goes soon. Monday night Peter St f- ¡
oik departed for Dallas. These gen-
tlemen have utmost confidence in
Burleson County business, and will
(strive to provide the people's wanu.
Some goods have already arrived,
hut ere long large shipments will be-
gin rolling in. Right here we would
like to remind the trade to hold back
and look the stocks of goods these
individuals and others plan to offer
the poeple and buy at home as near as
pcusible. Every dollar spent with out
local business people and the other
business people of the county remains
at home to help employ, build and
expand. Outside firms do not help
local affairs, neither do they care
whether we progress or not. Every
purchase at home adds that much
mor to profits and helps the town
and county all the way round.
The oil well that has been in the
proco*- of drilling for several day?
on the Ollie lliil farm at Chriesman
Vas reported this week by reliable
persons to be showing some oil. The
drill is down some 500 feet and it
stated that the well has been
cased and is showing about 25 bar-
I. X. Jackson, a former pioneer
citizen of thi> county died a few days
ago at the home of his daughter, in
Lampasas. Mr. Jackson's age wn
nut definitely ascertained, but ho wa ■
!. tween seventy-five and eighty
years of age. Back in the eighties
he was prominent in politics of this
county, lie served as tax collector
for several y ars. He left hi re some
twenty-five years ago. His remain-
were buried in Lampasas, the pl;><
lie had made his home for some time.
Rejects Bids On
Fire House 1 ot
The Cit y Council met Tuesday eve-
ning and opened bids made on a por-
tion of the fire house property. Tw >
were submitted and both were reject-
ed. The prices bid were bokAv what
Representatives of fair associa-
tions of five neighboring counties,.
Grimes, Washington, Austin, Lee an i
Burleson met yesterday a week ago
in Brenham and tentatively arranged
non-conflicting fair dates, heard rep-
resentatives of different ishow com-
panies explain their features, merits
and terms and discussed many other
matters that are of mutual benefit. I
Herbert Child:-rss, assistant secre-'
tary of the local chamber of com-;
merce and W. S. Childerss, county
agent and superintendent of the Bur-
ilo county fair attended the meeting'
and i presented the local county fail-
Accord.ag to the two gentlemen j
quite a beneficial meeting Was held.
Fair dates for the five fa'rs were ar-
ranged agreeably so that neither
would conflict with the other. No-
vember 7th, 8th, and 9th, were the
dates tentatively set for the Burle-
son County Fair subject to approv-
al of ihe board of directors of th>
Chamber of Commerce. These ar°
virtually the same dates as the 192a
D. McGregor shoWs were select-
ed as the mout preferable shows, and
the counties which expect to engage
outside shows agreed to give the D.
McGregor shows the privilege.
Tfce fair representatives agreed to
devote one page in each fair cata-
logue published in the five respective
counties to featuring the fair dates
of all counties as a recipocal adver-
A regular meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce directors Will be held
Tuesday evening, at which time these
matters will be presented and acted
upon. A representative of the Mc-
Gregor shows is billed to be hero
Tuesday evening to present the
merits of his shows to see if the
Chamber of Commerce directors want
to engagu a show for the forthcom-
Burleson county organized its fair
three years ago. It held its third
and most successful fair last fall.
Le county organized its fair last
ear and held its first fair last fali.
Washington County just recently or-
ganized its fair association. It will
hold iUs first fair this coming fall.
\\ e do not know about the Grimes
"tintv fair. Austin county has been
holding successful fairs for some
Xow that all of these adjoining
counties have organized fairs tb
main purpose of the meeting in Bren-
ham was to get together and vori:
t gether for the greatest good.
According to official information
furnished the NeWs Tuesday, the paid
poll taxes for the past year, 1928
amounted to 3,463, as compared with
4,033 paid during 1927 the previous
year. The 1928 poll taxes fell 570
The number of automobile and
truck licerues paid up to and includ-
ing January 31st, showed a net gain
of 166 over the previous year. The
figures for 1928 are: Automobile,
1959; trucks, 201. The figures for
the previous year, 1927 were: Au-
tomobile, 1,843; trucks, 151. The to-
tal of all motor driven vehicles for
1928 is 2,160, compared with 1,994
in 1927 up to and including January
CHUN STORE TO
Completes Arrangements To Enter
Business Here. Located In
Dr. McLean Building
WIEE' SLUSHES HER
Monday, Robeitt Chaney, I colored,
shot and seriously wounded his 'wife,
and a few seconds afterwards slashed
her throat with a razor. The shoot-
ing and cutting occured in the Allen
Carr farm quarters in the Brazos
bottom. The woman "was still liv-
ing Wednesday afternoon and it was
reported thalt sthe stands a fair
chance of recovering.
Wednesday, the body of Chaney,
the husband of the woman shot, was
found dead on Haywood Wilson's
place near the mouth of Cedar
Creek. He had been sought and
chased for several hours 'with the
hope of arresting him, and it was
supposed that he died of exposure
Officers were summoned to hold
an inquest. As near as could be de-
termined, death was caused from na-
tural cause. It was presumed that
in running to elude arrest, he became
too hot, then too cool. He wus
chased through Black Lake and other
water sections and was held at bay
for two or three days and nights.
His body was found in a small neck
of woods near some negro homos.
He was unarmed of everything and
nothing indicated that he met death
Jealousy and family troubles Was
given as the cause of the difficulty.
The two had been separate about
The two had been separated about
A word about advertising. Do you
know that advertising of the right
kind pays more than any other one Council was willing to sell for.
thing? Every toWn needs it. Every i ''10 'ow Wtts l->000.00 and the
business needs. This is something' bigh bid Wais for $2,258.00. Mr. Hai-
we should all look after more. We | ve>* was bidder.
are finding daily that the commuity; 0
that is telling the world what it has
to offer is the county that is grow-
ing and developing. The same is
SANTA FE OFFICIAL
VISITED HERE WEDNESDAY
Wednesday afternoon Mr. Taylor
true of every business. This paper i, with tho en|fineering department of
studying and striving daily, weekly
and yearly to help push Burleson
County forward. At the same time
it is striving to build the best adver-
tising medium for the merchants of
The Baptists are helping to im-
prove the street adjoining their pro-
perty by coating it with sand.
the Santa Fe at Temple, was in the
city on business for the company.
Together with other things, he was
looking over the four crossings and
figured on some repairs. He stated
that the company would condition
the oil mill crossing, by regraveling
it, and widening it the Width of the
street. This will place all of their
crossings in tip top condition.
The smallpox situation that de-
i veloped the past week end is un-
hanged. The two citizens who were
reported to have contracted the di-
ease, are said to he getting along
very favorably. In fact one is almo.it
| well and the other is improving slow-
j ly. No neW known cases have devcl-
' oped during the week.
i The situation is being coped with
| and watched to prevent possible
Spreading. All 'who were exposed
have been vaccinated, and scores of
others who were never vaccinated are
The city officials have been con-
stantly in touch with the physician
handling the cases. So far there has
been no need for rigid regulations
in a general way. The attending
physician established quarantine over
the two homes, saw that the one<3
who were exposed were vaccinated,
and that none of their children en-
Mr. Joe E. Hejl has just opened
a new filling station. It is located
on the Chrieisman road.
Sponsoring Play .
Next Friday Night
The Parent-Teachers Association is
sponsoring a home talent play thai,
will be presented at the High School
building one week from tonight,
February 15th, to be exact. The
play carries a strong cast and It is
predicted that it wHl prove both in-
uivsting and entertaining. We are
featuring the completed program on
another page, giving the entire cast.
A synopsis of the play is as fol-
lows: Mr. and Mrs. Present Day
have late breakfast. Mrs. Day dis-
cusses Fashions—Mr. Day, food. He
goes to the Office. She attends Fash-
ion Show. Returns With a desire to
own one of the new dresses—Tele-
phones her husband—Has consider-
able trouble with his number, Forty-
four. Husband, refuses to buy the
dress—She becomes hysterical and
wishes she Wore pants, and so on. At
the end of the dream the Days find
happiness and all is well.
The Parent-Teachers Association
urges the citizeps to look forward to
this coming entertainment and at-
tend and assist them in making the
play a financial success. Admission
will bo 25 and 50 cents.
o . , .
The NcWs placed an order last,
week for a new and larger job press
which Will arrive shortly and will
aorve to increase printing efficiency.
Tha new Bailey-Lehmann chain
store Which has been in the process
of opening in this city for the past
three weeks, will formally open its
doors for business tomorrow morn-
ing at 9 o'clock. This is the offical
announcement made by Mr. G. E.
Lehmann, Jr., one of the members
of the firm, who has been here for
the past several days superintending
the installation of fixtures and the
opening up and arrangement of the
stock of goods.
The neW firm is located in the Dr.
B. O. McLean building formerly oc-
cupied by the Caldwell Drug Com-
pany for a long period of years. The
building has been remodeled through-
out, both inside and out.
New up-to-date show windc'ws have
been installed, and the outside front
has been given several coats cf fresh
paint. On the inside the building
has been freshly painted, a¡:d modern
counters and wall boards have been
installed on Which to properly display
the stock of merchandise. Two store
rooms and a ladies' rest room uccu-
pies the balcony. The entire store
has been tastily decorated to make
it attractive and inviting.
According to Mr. Lehmann, the en-
tire store, fixtures and layout will be
as good or better than any the firm
is using in places larger than Cald-
well. Mr. Lehmann states that they
expect to carry the same stock and
the same prices as carried in the
Mr. Grimes, district superintendent
of the Bailey-Lehmann chain of
stores is here assisting in organiz-
ing and opening the business. Tha
firm also has in its employ several
Caldwell ladies Who are also assist-
ing in arranging the stock.
Mr. N. Roberts of Palestine has
been employed as local manager. He
will take charge immediately. He and
his wife arrived in the city Tuesday
and will make their home here.
Today, Mr. Bailey the other num-
ber of the firm Will arrive to attend
the opening and take part in it.
The headquartem of the Bailey-
Lehmann chain of stores is in Lu-
ling, Texas. The firm has been in
business in Texas about two and one
half years. Since it has opened sev-
en stores. The store that will he
formally opened here tomorrow will
make their eighth. The prices of the
merchandise handled, ranges from
five cents to one dollar, and covers
a Wide assortment of merchandise.
In selecting Caldwell in which to
open an additional istore, Mr. Leh-
mann said, "Mr. Bailey and I b.lieve
Caldwell to be a live little city witr
a good future, and that we desire
to enter into the spirit that will place
it in the big class."
In this issue of the News, the firm
is carrying a full page avertisement
announcing its opening tomorrow and
inviting the public to attend.
A. E. Dippel Buys
Mr. A. E. Dipple, who has been op-
erating Wiederhold garage at Dean-
ville for the patst six months under
a least), has recently purchased the
building and lot and wiil continue
the business under his ownership en-
Mr. Dipple is one of the most thrif-
ty business men of Deanville and has
made quite a success of the garage
business since he assumed manage-
ment. He has built up quite a nice
business for the short time he has
been in business. He came to Deati-
vilfc from Austin County last July.
Since taking over the management,
he has installed a Delco lighting and
battery charging unit and has con-
verted the garage into a modern
He purchased the business fror.i
Wiederhold A Company and tha
building from Mr. Lee Wolti.
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Cromartie, C. E. The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 101, Ed. 1 Friday, February 8, 1929, newspaper, February 8, 1929; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174838/m1/1/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.