The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, January 10, 1930 Page: 1 of 8
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And The Burleson County Ledger
A Weekly Newspaper Devoted Unreservedly to the'Development and Upholding of Burleson County.
Burleson Co. Lmáft. Vol. 44. No. 48.
CALDWELL. BURLESON COUNTY. TEXAS, Friday, January 1
TALKIKG PICTURES FOR CAL
The Caldwell New*, Vol. 8, N
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Editor's coiumr\ Caldwell Hatchery To Open For Spring Run Tomorrow
Mrs. C. W. Mataon is to be both
congratulated and commended for her
thrift, civic enterprise and decision
to give our city and county a modern
up-to-date talking picture theatre.
The citizen certainly should appre-
ciate her interest and confidence in
the city and county. They shoulú
appreciate the fact that she is going
to invest a considerable amount of
money to provide popular entertain-
ment, an institution that will be a
constant attraction to draw crowds
regularly our way.
Picture theatres are assets' to
cities. They have their place in every
community of size. They fit in nicely.
They provide entertainment. They
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Both Mr. and Mrs. Mataon
proven themselves capable and com
petent. They have made friends here.
They conduct a high class theater.
The best i* none too good for them.
The best is none too good for their
patrons, is their belief.
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For the past several years they
have served the public faithfully and
ably with yesterday's kind. With the
beginning of the New Year they an-
nounce their willingness and readi-
ness to install "talkies," the beat moke
on the market. They are expected to
be ready February 1st. Their order
was placed with the General Talking
Picture Corporation here Wednesday.
They will be shipped right out. The
new home la being conditioned rapid-
ly. Everything is expected to be ready
for the formal opening February 1st.
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In the meantime everyone ahould
MANY EGGS GO
Poultry Industry Outlook Bright
and Record Hatches Are
The baby chick hatching promises
to get off with an early start this
year, according to reports made the
past few days. The Caldwell hatchery
owned and operated by J. M. Wynn,
just south of the city, will open its
doors for business tomorrow, and
t Tuesday morning, the two 12,500 egg
k*ve capacity machine of the plant will
witness the first setting of the sea-
Mr. Wynn stated the first of the
week that a number of his trays have
been reserved and that it looks like
his space will be well taken by Tues-
Twenty-one days are required to
incubate eggs, and this will throw
the baby chicks to come off the first
week in February. The machine will
again be refilled and the second
hatch will come off around the first
of March and so on throughout the
season up to the extreme hot weather
which sets itt in May.
The poultry men of the county en-
joyed a very successful year during
193W and the industry has a very
* fight outlook, and it is thought that
jt will gain considerable impetus this
year. Many are turning more and
more to the industry as an added
get behind the management and lend means of a livelihood, and the largest
full cooperation, to show appreciation, i hatches of baby chicks the county has
• ♦ • ♦ . i,fver known are expected to come off ' Saturday, January 11
Mrs. Matson is very modest and re- during the coming few months. I ^wo &ame8
serve. She is not asking very much. The Sun-Tex, formerly the
She does expect the public to foe in- shine hatchery here, will open
City Has An Added Amount
Of Pure, Healthful Water Now
Hornet Quintet '
To Play Austin
Deaf and Dumb
Brother of Local
Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Brooks attend-
_____ ed the funeral of Mr. Brook's bro-
The basket ball boys of the public ther, Mr. Ruffin Brooks, in Navasota
school of this city will play the Aus-
tin Deaf a>id Dumb boys at Austin,
terestcd She is requesting as many
as can, t<> purchase a book of season
tickets. Face value is $5.00. She is
selling the books at $4.60 cash in ad-
vance. She ha« sold several already
but desires to greatly increase the
number to help finance the new
equipment, the new home, genera)
expenses. Do not wait for her to see
you. Look her up and purchase one
or more 1m>o1
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She is planning for an elaborate
opening of her new theatre I'ebruary
1st. She wants a big attendance. Plan
now to attend. Invit. ><'tir friends
hfre and away.
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There will Iw* a number of reason-
able demand* made of various ones
between now and the opening date.
None will be undue. Be ready to ac-
quiesce «and cooperate in e.ery way
at nil times. Mrs. Matson, we feel
sure, will appreciate it. It will en
courage and inspire hei while *he is
busy carrying out the details of her
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Mr. Hughes, the paving contractor,
announced this week t hat he a ill be
gin shipping his paving equipment
here next Wednesda;, 'to commence
paving the public square. 1 his will
be mighty pleasant new * to a major-
ity of the citizens who are tired of
viewing the rugged condition >' the
square not to mention the roughness
and appearance in general. With this
improvement -hould come, some
material improve nentf in the busi-
ness section. Most everyone thinks it
will be worth the price.
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Mr. < «nner, head of the Fai'hnnk
Morse Company, who is figuring with
the city on a municipal light plant,
w«.. a visitor here the past Friday
and left hi- company's estimate of
the cost of the proposed plant and
other detail information with the
council for their perusal and consid-
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The council has not had a meeting
as yet to go over the matter. They
will probably meet today. On the face
of the estimate, without any great
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business sometime the latter part of
the month, according to reliable re-
ports, furnishing the county two
plants of the kind to supply chicks.
There arc :.iar.v ch •••<. fl< ks of
pure-bred poultry in th> county, and
the best of hatching eggs are obtain-
able. Some of the flocks range as
high a 1260 hens ami many of them
ure expected to be doubled this year.
.Many farmers ar goin c into the
bu&inesa who havo never before given
much thought and time to the busi-
Mi. Wynn ha:- a prize flock of
about 500 hen* which he has culled
close. He expects to sell many eggs
and chicks during th<- season. Some
of his chicken- came from the M.
Johnson farm at Bowie. He paid as
high as $1 per egg last. spring. The
male birds raised are selling by him
as high as $26.00.
Two games will be played. One
i-un. game will be played in the afternoon
fur and one in the evening. The boys will
leave Saturday noon and return the
Monday. Mr. Brooks was a prominent
business man of Navasota for 50
years. He held a responsible position
with the R. B. Templeman Company
for 49 years up until about two
months ago, when on account of fail-
ing health, he was forced to resign.
Deposits Of County
Banks Show Decline
COOKS POINT :
79 YEARS DIES
All County Institutions Reflect
Stable Condition; Dividends
Set Are Paid
WHAT IT WAS
Well Drilled Three Years Agro
Insures Plenty of Water
Water, water, more water. That's
what the city has today. It is not
Building For New Home Being Con-
ditioned Rapidly; jDpeaing 1%
Be February lit
The latter part of the past
negotiations between Mrs. C. W.
Matson and H. G. Womble, represent-
ing the Womble estate, terminated
whereby Mrs. Matson was given a
long term lease on the building re-
cently occupied by the Oliver Buttlr
Company for the installation of g
modern, np-to-date talking picture
Carpenters upder the supervision of
J. B. Fitzgerald commenced early
Monday morning tearing down tfca
jfront of the building to get ready to*
erect a modern, up-to-date theatre
front. The floor inside is to be lower-
ed gradually from the front to Un
rear to give an incline. The interior
throughout is to be refinished aai
elaborately decorated. The stage, we
were informed, is to be modem b
every respect. A new screen will be
installed and the acoustices will I*
well taken care of. The contract fas
new seats and all the interior decora-
tions Were let several days ago to
Dallas parties. Contract for talkhag
picture equipment was let here Wed-
nesday. The equipment will be the D*
Forest, the original inventor of sound
films. The equipment calls for double
channel amplification throughout,
which uqes exponential horns to give
true sound and bring out all the barm
notes in music, making it real and
natural, so each instrument can be
readily distinguished. On account of
it being sound on film, it is never
only plentiful, but it is of a good out of synchronizati jn, the horse is
quality. It comes from two deep wells not talking when-the man should be.
350 and 500 feet deep respectively, Owing to certain patents controlled.by
entirely different stratas. When the General Talking Pictures Corp-
pumped with air, they shoot out big oration, distributors of the De Forest
streams. When pumped, both to- equipment, their pin wheel device
gc ther, they flow at the rate of about eliminates all cracking and fizzling
.300 to "50 gallons per minute. The noises usually found in talking de-
big steam pump used to lift the water vices.
into the reservoir cannot handle it Mrs. Mat3on stated lust week that
last enough. very little time anu money will be
Mr. Bullock, superintendent, says spared to fully equip the theatre. She
the city is well assured of ample water said, "i am not going to purchase any
in the future. He says the new well (cheap equipment, that the Vitaphone
which sanded for two years without equipment that I have selected for
Father of Local
Mr. Goodnight, father of Dr. T. L.I
Goodnight, one of our city's promi- '
nent physicians, died yesterday morn-
ing jit his home in H< Hand. Texas,!
following ati illn< ss of several weeks.!
lie took a turn for the worse Wednes- j
d«iy m irning and l>r. ami Mrs. Good- j
night left at once for Holland, lie,
passe, away * yesterday morning ¡
' mídete details of tin funeral were!
no * ascertained.
Hears ix)cal Debaters
The local high school debating
squivl was invited to put on a demon-
stration debate at Deanville, Wednes-1
day afternoon, January 8.
Two teams were arranged to go
to Deanville to debate, the boys
negative, and the girlH affirmative.
Miss Frances Williams returned
to Round Rock Sunday where she is
a teacher in tho public schools.
Mr. Adolphus Pollock, one of the
oldest nnd most highly respected cii;-
aens of Cooks Point and Burleson
County, died at his farm home Fri-
day afternoon. Funeral services were
held Sunday afternoon at the Cook's
Point church. Interment was made
in the Masonic cemetery of this city.
Rev. W. K. Ha.-sler officiated. A
large concourse of relatives and
friends attended the services and
Mr. Pollock was a ndent of the
county many, many years. He came
here in the early days and located
beyond Cooks Point where he re idod
continuously, conducted funning, and
took active interest in religious. .;-
tie I and civic matters and ert-
prises. He ven- probably one
kindest, truist, honorable and
likable gentlemen in the county, li
commanded the highest respect of all
who I new him, who were associated
with him or had social and busirn s-
dcalings with him. His character «as
unquestionable, lit was an exemplary
He is survived by his wife, and
threee children, Mrs. G. 7. Sadler.
Mrs. W. E. Taylor, and Miss Dolphie
The regular year end calls for
statements of condition of the banks
the city and county caught them
in stable financial condition, hut com-
parisons made with the previous year old well. He has been pumping it for
shows some decline in deposits, a some three of four months into the
censing, finally decided, with a little Caldwell is the best I can purchase,
adjustment costing $50.00, to settle,and that the service I will give local
down and come clean. He
i water is as good or better
New School Term
Begins Next Week
said the i patrons will be as good or letter
than the!than a majority of the nearby cities.
She further remarked that she did
not want to half way do the job now,
and then not be satisfied and not half
way satisfy her patrons. She re-
marked in the course of her conver-
sation that she felt sure that the in-
The well cost complete $2,100.00, j stitution would be an asset and draw-
about l.uu .vhut it could be drilled for ' ing card for Caldwell. She said that
today. Cash was paid for it. ¡everybody would sei many strangers
With the reserve water supply and coming to town to attend the shows,
the new eight inch mains, the system people who have never been here be-
is in very good shape, furnishing fore and many wht are not in the
plenty of water day and night to the habit of coming often.
citizens. With the introduction of the Vita-
It' the city owned a light plant in phone pictures here, the first audi-
tors and of- connection, with its sewer system, ence to see and hear the new form of
the city would be sitting pretty und entertainment will not only crowd
would stand a chance of developing the theatre, but will be representative
and advancing fast with the increas- of the social and a;iistic life c> the
revenues. It could hr.ve a great white city. It will be regarded as an im-,
way, well lighted streets all over portant event. It is bound to interest j
town, better fire equipment more most nil the citizens, both city ami
paving without tax, lowered taxes rural. It is destined to play n big
and a commodious city hall in the part in entertaining in the futi re.
future. ' While it is true that the lurgoi
The water works property is a cities have hai1 tal-.ing picture foj
$1,231.211.35 valued asset. It is well manuged and some time, Mrs. Matson stated,
is valued at around $100,000.00. It must be remembered that ther at
only owes $5,000.00 against the $11,-J 18.(100 theatres throughout the u.itic
000.00 eight-inch mains laid last year which are yet to be wived for the ij
crop. The deposits of the two local j accompanying photograph the "new
i banks totaled $828.228.86 compared i boy" can be seen gushing forth under
with $1,088,458.03 December the 31st, j the air pressure.
i the year previous, and $!Ud,532.00
j October 4th, the date of the last call.
The combined deposits of all the
• • unty banks totalled $1,231,211.35.
The statements of practically all
:iowed that regular annual dividends
have been declared, set aside and paid.
The annual stockholders meetings
are scheduled to be held next week,
at which time their diri
; ■ rs will he elected.
deposits of the banks of the
in - follow:
' 'aid 11 National, $
Firs-, it lite Bank, Cald.
. . .....to Hank, Lyons
Ci; State Bank, S'ville
Frst State Bank, D'ville
] State B'l-, Chriesman
Mr. and Mrs. Val. E. Herbst re-
turned Wednesday after spending the
holidays with their children in Galves-
ton. E!dgar Herbst of Jasper also
•pent the holidays in Galveston.
The new school term in the Cald-
well Public School will begin next
Examinations begin today and end the Council and
and approximately half of the amount traduction of this new form of nt«
is in the bank with which to meet | tainmenti The statement that Cal
the obligation when it comes due next well is among the first to get taj
Some improvements are needed at
the present time to reduce operating
expenses. They are being studied by
will probably be
ing pictures is absolutely correctJ
or another. The Council is giving]
the city affairs dUligent thought
worked out during the year one way ¡ consideration.
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