The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, November 29, 1929 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CALDWELL NEWS
And The Burleson County Ledger
A Weekly Newspaper Devoted Unreservedly to the Development and Upbuilding: of Burleson County.
Birlwon Co. Ledger, Vol. 44, No. 37.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY. TEXAS. Friday. November 39. 192 .
The Caldwell News, Vol. 2, No. 47.
CALDWELL AND CAMERON ARE TO BATTLE FRIDAY
State Highway Department Submits Tentative Good-Road Estimate
IS PLACED AT
County's Share Approximated
at $700,000 Including Three
Meeting of Citiiens Is
Consideration To Be
The State Highway Department at
Austin roughly estimates the cost of
the two county highways at $2,000,-
000. with the county's share of one-
third of the amount at $700,000, in-
cluding engineering, 100 foot right-
of-way cost and it* pro rata portion
of three important bridges over the
Braxot and Yegua.
These estimates were announced
the first of the week in response to
a special request made by the Burle-
son County Chamber of Commerce
sent the Highway Department sev-
eral days ago, to be used to base a
possible issue on in the future, in the
«vent the citizens care to launch a
The estimate follows:
27.6 miles of hard surfaced
road from the Lee coun-
ty line to the Brazos
couifty line $826,000.00
Pro rata part of Brazo
river bridge 120,000.00
Pro rata part of Yegua
Carter Negro Murder Case Goes to Trial
Negro Lodge President Indicted
For Murder of Chas. Allen,
32 miles of html surfaced
road from the Milam
county line to the
Washington county line $961,000.00
Pro rata part of Yegua
Total cost of both roads $1,947,000.00
share or one-
To the county's share, the engineer
suggested that $48,000.00 be added
to take care of 100 foot right-of-way,
preparation of plans and preliminary
engineering cost, thus making the
county's total approximate cost close
The tax rate on the county's
amount, was estimated at 50 cents on
the $100 assessed valuations, or $5
on the $1,000, $10 on $2.000, etc. The
levee district was included which will
necessarily have to be excluded. The
assessed valuation of the levee dis-
trict is placed at around $1,.'<00,000.00.
The estimates, according to the
engineer, are based on an adequate
type of pavement on both highways
and for re-location wherever is nec- j
essary. On the two-thirds Imsis, the i
state would pay one-third cost, the
Federal government one-third and j
the county one-third.
Good roads have long been realized j
and sentiment the past few months '
has been reversed considerably from
that of the past. The people over the
county look upon a good road system
The Clarence Carter murder case
came up for trial Monday morning,
and the entire Hay was cons «mod in
considering a r'ea f-r cirt .nuance,
which *< as o vr-ruled by the court.
Tuesday mo ring the yny select-
ed and at eleven o'clock the case
went to trial and has continued
through late yesterday when we went
to press. The state examined its
witnesses and rested about ten o'clock
yesterday morning and about eleven
thirty the defense witnesses were
placed on the stand. The defendant
pleaded not guilty. The state is seek-
ing the death penalty.
Carter, a negro lodge president, is
indicted for the murder of Chas.
Allen at Tunis last November. The
case was set for the spring court, but
was continued until the present term.
Some fifty or more witnesses have
appeared «luring the
of which are white
The testimony given during the
trial showed that Carter and Allen
foil out about $5, and after an
argument, the killing occurred.
This is practically the only case
that has been tried since last Wed-
nesday. The grand jury adjourned last
Wednesday after finding 18 hills, 16
felonies and L' misdemeanors.
In spite of the rains and muddy
roads during the week, the court
house here has been visited by a
number of people and has been a
very busy place.
Local Tax Assessor Chosen
To Lead State Association
BY THE COURT LAREDO NAMED
FOR THE NEXT
Conference Adjoins After Busy
Session In the Southeast
Texas Oil City
The twenty-fourth annual conven-
tion of the Tax Assessor's Convention
of Texas closed Monday afternoon at
Beaumont following the election of
A. Lon Hill of this city, and tax
assessor of this county, to the office
of president, and the selection of
Laredo, seat of Webb county, as the
place of the 1930 convention.
Mr. Hill, a figure in the association
for years, and a leader, succeeds iK
W. Witt of Houston, tax assessor of
Harris county, A. L. Leonard, tax
asuessor of Jefferson county, was
elected secretary and treasurer.
The elevation of Mr. Hill is quite
a signal honor to him as well as the
trial, a number!coun^y> for he is 'he first tax
citizens, mostly ' assessor of the smaller cities ever to
¡ hold this important office. Selections
i of leaders for the state organization
generally goes to the larger cities.
.Mr. Hill has held office in the
! association for the past several years.
He was first elected fourth vice-presi-
dent. The next annual meeting he was
elected sec ...1 vice-pre .ident and lust
year he was pushed up to first vice-
president and this year he was
elevated to the presidency. Ever
since he has been tax assessor of the
county, he has attended all conven-
tions and has taken leading parts in
Mr. Hill returned from Beaumont,
the convention city, early Tuesday
morning and left Wednesday with
his brother, Perry, for Kerrville
where they will join a party of tax
assessors over the state for a deer
and turkey hunt in Kimble county.
He expects to be gone one week.
READY TO OPEN Fil!ing
| The new municipal light and power
plant built by the Fairbanks-Morse !
'Company for the City of Tcague has' J- W- Porter, this week sold his
been completed and will be formally i interest in the old Pennant filling
opened there next Wednesday. The •"•tation near the city water works to
I city officials of this city in a special! Raymond Beran who will operate it
| letter received yesterday are cordial-j'n the future. He hundios the Humble
! ly invited to attend the opening. ¡line of cils and gasoline.
On account of road conditions and I
(Ct,n'inued on poge four)
Eddie Tiemann, one of Deanville's
most prominent young business men,
died at his home in Deanvillc about
eleven o'clock Tuesday night. Funeral
services were held Thursday after-
Mr. Tiemann was a member of
Mimann and Company, one of Dean-
ville's leading business firms. He had
been connected with the business for
several year*. He was highly regard-
ed throughout his community. He
leaves a wife and some children, a
mother, two brothers and one sister.
the holidays this week, the Fairbanks-
Morse Company, who were to come
here this week, have postponed their
meeting here until next week, after
the opening of the Teaguc plant.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Simpson left
Sunday for Lubbock where they will
spend Thanksgiving with their
daughter and son-i.i-lav, Mr. and
Neighbor To the North Loses
*The Brenham Cube after being de-
feated by the Caldwell Hornets, who
in turn were recently defeated by
Cnmeorn by a narrow margin, went
strong and defeated the Cameron
High School Yoemen, district title
bearers, by a score of 7 to 0, last Fri-
day afternoon on the Cub's field.
Cameron ran a special train from
their city to Brenham and some 200
or 300 rooters accompanied the team.
The game was hard fought in every
way, and it was not until the last
quarter of the game that Brenham
was capable of putting over a score.
Several went from here on the special
train to witness the game. Some
braved the road in cars and attended.
The outcome of the game was of
interest over the entire district, for
the loss by Cameron meant oppor-
tunities for four teams to get back
in the district contest.
The football game between the
Hornets and the Bryan team which
was to have been played Monday
afternoon, November 25 at Bryan was
cancelled on account of the rainy
It was decided chat it would not be
best for the boys to play on the
muddy field and perhaps get hurt
and the rainy weather might cause
some of the boys to get sick. The
Byran people were also considered.
They probably would not have made
enough money to pay the local team
the fifty dollars which they promised
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Kincaid, Jr. of
Ozona, Texas, are spending the holi-
days with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. McDonald. During their stay
here they will attend the football
game at A. & M. Thursday.
Katherine McCarty of Houston is
here on a visit to relatives and
First Quarterly Conference To
Held With Special Dinner
TO BE STAGED
Outstanding Interest Prevalent
Following Yoemen's Defeat
at Brenham Friday
Gane Called For 2:M
With the ushering in of the new
Conference Year, and the return of
their former pastor, Rev. W. E.
Hassler, the newly elected Lay leader,
Hon. R. S. Bo «vers, is making plans
in a big way at the Methodist church
His committee appointed Sunday to
care for the "Special Turkey
Dinner" next Sunday, is planning for
the largest gathering of the families
of the church constituency ever held
in the spacious dining hall of the
church. And the unique feature about
it is the fact that this time the 'Men'
will do all the work, cooking, fixing
tables and serving while the women
sit around enjoying the gracious feed.
The fine thing about it all is that the
rich and poor, tall and short, old and,
young, lettered and unlearned all (fit
about the same table and enjoy that
friendly family feeling so character-
istic of all the services in the
Methodist church. It will be just like
the old time Methodist way of have-
ing preaching in the morning, dinner
"on the ground," and Quarterly Con-
ference in the afternoon—singing all
the while. Their new presiding elder,
Rev. L. H. Mathison, of Marlin, will
preach at the morning- hour. Th'-1
committee on arrangements is R. S.
Bowers, J. E. Porter, M. Smith, G. A.
Wolman, Joe Marks, W. L. Surovik
and II. P. Woodson. For serving
tables, the men from the Sunday
School classes of W. M. Stone and
R. S. Bowers and the young men from
Mrs. W. G. Clark's class are appoint-
ed. So, a general invitation is ex-
tended to the families and friends of
the church to COME to Sunday
School, STAY for church and EAT
dinner, then enjoy the first Quarter-
ly Conference, "feed and fellowship."
Members are requested not to
bring and eats as the dinner will be
To Close For
Today is Thanksgiving Day. In
observance of this annual holiday, the
business houses of this city will be
closed. Practically all business will
be suspended until Friday.
Outside of some church services,
the day will be snent in various ways.
Quite a crowd plans to attend the A.
& M. and Texas University football
game at College Station.
The High School Hornets and the
Cameron High School Yoemen, two
strong rival football teams striving
for the district championship, will
meet in Cameron Friday afternoon
at 2:30 p. m. to battle for the second
time this fall to determine which
shall probably play the winner of the
Brenham-Franklin game played yes-
The game is the outcome of
Cameron's defeat last Friday at
Brenham, when the Brenham Cuba
won over them in a hard fought eoa-
test, after Cameron had accidentally
defeated the Hornets and the Horneta
later defeated the Brenham Cubs.
Coach Darby and the Hornets wiU
go to Cameron to win. There will be
no slips por accidents this time. The
boys know where they were weak
and will overcome those ills straight
off the bat.
Cameron is the only team that has
defeated the Hornets this year. The
score was 2 to 0 and was made ac-
cidentally after the locals had made
It) first downs to Cameron's three.
It was one of the big surprises of the
The game Friday is due to result
in a score of 27 to 0 but we call ihe
score at 13 to 0 in favor of the
The game is creating considerable
interest here and over the district
since the standings of the teams,
guaged by the way the teams have
played is a four cornered affair.
A large crowd is expected to go
THIS is the week for
Thanksgiving, a most splen-
did American custom estab-
lished years ago by our
Puritan forefathers. It is the
season and time after the
harvest is over, whether it
be lean or fat, to pause a
moment and offer thanks to
Almighty God for His watch-
ful care over us during the
year and for the blessings
bestowed upon us.
IN all sincerity and serious-
ness we offer the greatest of
thanks to Him for His for-
bearance and for the blessings
He has extended throughout
AT this time we seize this
opportunity to thank our
earthly friends, especially our
advertisers and subscribers
for patronage and courtesies
extended us throughout the
present and past years.
THE year, we know, has
been somewhat a disappoint-
ment in an active business
way. This, we must expect
periodically throughout our
WHAT we most need just
now, is a devout faith and
strong courage. Faith in the
coming year and future, faith
to maintain our equilibriums
and self posure and courage
to go forward. Without these,
we must admit, we subject
ourselves to harm and possi-
OUR faith in the future is
strong. The thing to do, as
we view the situation, it to
be prudent and careful. Not
to over do or under do. The
extreme either way is harm-
ful and invites disaster.
THE conditions that exist
at this time call for a great
amount of discretion on the
part of everyone, especially
business men. We must cope
with conditions caimly and
serenely. We must be broad-
minded and should encourage,
bolster and boost wherever
PERSONALIA', we have
the greatest of confidence in
the county, our citizenship
and in business. We believe
things will gradually adjust
themselvs with the dawn of
the New Year, when most
everything will take on new
form, new life, when there
will be new hopes, new aspira-
tions and new efforts.
Claimed By Death
Mr. Gus Winkler, aged 87 years,
of Chriesman, died Monday night at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.
Ivy, and his remains were enterred
in the Chriesman cemetery, Tuesday
afternoon. Deceased was one of the
oldest and most prominent farmers
of the county. He was a gallant old
Confederate veteran and nerved
throughout the four years of the
Civil war in company E, 5th Texas
Calvary, Green's Brigade. He leaves
one son, Julius Winkler of California,
and two daughters, Mesdames A.
Ivy and W. Badgitt, besides a host
Friday and Saturday was a record
breaking day for over-the-counter
sales. Some came in Monday and
wanted a copy of the paper. Every
available copy was disposed of during
the week and several had to I v. re-
fused. It was one of the biggest
paper selling weeks experienced since
we have been publishing the News.
Several new subscribers were placed
or the mailing list. This week wo
are running additional extra copies
in order to take care of the increasing
demands. Sales, in fact, have been
excellent all the fall.
Mr. C. C. Nelms, president of the
Caldwell National Bank, spent two
or three days in Temple the first part
of the week.
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Cromartie, C. E. The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, November 29, 1929, newspaper, November 29, 1929; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174877/m1/1/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.