The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1930 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.
Burleson Co. Ledger, Vol. 44, No. 43.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1930.
The Caldwell New . Vol. t, No. ft.
Freezing Weather Grips State Again
The past week has been one oí
those cold, wet, disagreeable kind
that makes everyone want to hug the
fire and stay inside.
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Guess Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day were among the worst we have
had. Extremely cold, wet, murky,
foggy, muddy, slushy, and mushy,
every kind Imaginable. Wood piles
were diminished over the city. Dis-
tress calls were sent forth in seyeral
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lee was everywhere. The streets
and sidewalks had a glass coated ap-
pearance everywhere. Walking and
driving was difficult and dangerous.
A few accidents occurred.
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Wednesday was the first time the
aun made its appearance in some ten
days. The county roads were a mess
everywhere as well as the city streets.
Traveling stopped almost entirely for
two or three days. Business was dull.
There was practically no activity
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This reminds us of the good roads
question that was agitated a while
back. The sponsors claimed the need
and contended that they would bene-
fit. There is no better proof of the
contention than right today.
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The whole county has lost many
dollars this year because of the lack
of superior roads. The car damage
to finish, tires, mechanism, loss in
business and general inconvenience
will amount, to way more than the
year's tax that we would have had to
pay and we still haven't the roads.
We are paying in wear art tear,
damage and in gasoline tax and not
getting anything in return absolute-
ly no benefit. We might say we ar*
just wasting money instead of inwst-
iug it tn some (rood hard surfaced
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One farmer said Wednesday he sure
is for good roads. He was asked what
about the balance of the folks in his
community. "Well." he said, "about
half are for a county-wide hsiie,
otherwise none are for Rood roads."
This it. a community heretofore been
strong agnin«t good roads.
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Monday, a citizen who came here
a short time a;; t • reside, comment-
ing on the city and county, remark-
ed. "Do you 1:no*.v if H rle-on county
had a ystetn of good road-, that it
would i>e one of the best counties a-
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M< nday another pn 'y ■! tve in
here to re ufe, and it t ">! ivr two
solid hour- to «.nine ti ¡r, i ¡imern to
this city in a loaded truck of house-
hold articles. Sin' left Abilene in the
morning; and drove ail the way on
good roads, made splendid time to
the county line, and then met with
difficult road conditions just as she
was about to reach her destination.
We need (food roads in the county.
Something should !*• done to build
them. It is not a one man's job. It
is a work for everyone. There is a
group of progressives that would be
glad to help put the good roads
issue over if a number would fall in
(Work on the new the new theatre
is progressing nicely. Considerable
headway ¡a being made and every-
thing points to the opening by the
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Mrs. Matson told us today that a
number of citizens volunteered to
purchase books of season tickets to
help along with the expense. She
said she was so busy during the week
that she di<l not have time to do any
soliciting. She said n number came
to buy unsolicited.
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Commenting on the interest shown
in the "talkies" she said she is well
pleased and appreciative of help of
the citizens. She said what interested
her most was the fact that one out of
the county sent his check for a book.
(Continued on page five)
Parent-Teachers To Sponsor Banquet For Football Bous
THEIR TEAM .
Big Affair Will Be Staged At
the High School
Tickets To Go On Sale Monday;
Plates To Sell at One
At a regular meeting of the local
Parent-Teachers Wednesday after-
noon they decided to sponsor a special
banquet for the high school Hornet
football team honoring the members
collectively for the excellent spirit
they manifested throughout the past
season, mnd for their team work and
The banquet will be staged tonight
week (January 26). The affair will
be held in the school building. Plates
will be sold to a limited number at
$1 per plate, and tickets will be
placed on sale Monday. Mesdames H.
G. Womble, W. H. Gregg, L. W.
Henslee and O. S. Windel were ap-
' pointed a committee to sell seats at
the banquet table. Preparations are
being made for about 100.
A jam up good program with one
or two speakers, some good music,
toasts, etc. is l*?ing arranged.
The banquet is billed for 7 p. m.
Similar banquets have been given
the Hornet teams here ir. the past
several years. Each and every one
ha., been unusually entertaining af-
fairs. They have always been well
patronized. The Parent-Teachers are
undertaking to make the one next
week as interesting and entertaining
Local Firm Announces
Change In Policies Soon
Bills Are Allowed and General
Routine of Business
Dealer Leaves For
Mr. J. Ray
of the Harvey
of thi3 city,
Harvey, junior member
Harvey & Son Auto Company
Chevrolet dealers, ac-
companied by H. H. Womble and H.
D. Cherry, president and cashier of
the pint State Bank, left this morn-
ing via automobile for Houston where
they will attend a district meeting of
T|ie meeting is a regular annual
A regular monthly r.eeting of the
city council was held Friday after-
noon and regular routine of business
was transacted. Every member was
present and some time was consumed ' affair and is regarded important and
discussing city affairs. instructive and quite a social event.
Tapping onto the sewer line was
brought up and it was unanimously
agreed to enforce all ordinances
governing tying onto the mains. It
was brought to the attention of the
council that some have been tapping
the lines to install equipments in
homes without permits and proper
inspection, which is a direct violation
of the ordinance and carries a penalty
No one has a right to connect with
the sewer system without a permit
from the city secretary and theu Mr.
Bullock must be notified so he can
inspect the connection before the
pipes are covered.
The reason for thi3 is. the city
DIES FROM GUN
Henry J. Ondrasek , Resident
Two Miles East, Ends
111 health and possibly minor
worries were assigned as the cause of
Henry J. Ondrasek, a thrifty young
Modern Up-to-Date Cash Store
To Be Installed and
T. B. Parkhill comes out in a full
page advertisement in this issue of
the News, formally announcing some
extraordinary changes that he pro-
poses to make in his grocery, feed
and produce business within the com-
ing two or three weeks, for the in-
formation of the public, and to clear
up some rumors about his business
and changes he has contemplated
making for the past several weeks.
In an interview with him this week,
he specifically stated that he will dis-
continue the credit system that he has
pursued for the past several years
and will change over to a strictly
cash business without any exceptions.
He said, "I will discard my cus torne a1
account books entirely and not use
them in the future after formally
making the change which will be with-
in the next two or three weeks."
Tires of Credit Business
"I have been engaged in the credit
must protect the sewer system from | f?rmTer' resi',ini>r mile3 east on business here largely for several
'the Independence road, ending his vears nant. nnrl nil T nnn soo in if orn
harm and possible congestion , .
nnti everybody tampering with the | ['<' one .go ton,*ht He was
lines making connection, could .ub- ¡ <"und s¿°' " <*'"« cOBd.t.on, and
, i■ , „ . i • succumbed a short time afterwards,
ject the lines to much damage f y mi-
m,_ lie left a note assigning his reason.
i Henry was the son of the late Tom
. Ondrasek, a former prosperous far-
mer of the county. He was 27 years
Miss Vara Crippen, domestic
science teacher in the high school
hero, resigned her position to accept
a position with an electric company
with headquarters in Dallas and
i Oklahoma, where she will engage in
special demonstration work.
Her resignation war accepted and
, he left Thursday to take up her new
work. She ha* been teaching here for
the i ¡i t several sessions and gave
1 utmost satisfrction. Mrs. William
Vtilroy is supplying untii a successor
The hilsket ball hoys of the Cald-
well High School will play Allen
Academy at Bryan, Friday, January
17. Two games will be played, one
in the afternoon and one at night.
A game was scheduled for Wednes-
day. January IB, with Lexington.
W. C. Porter Badly
Burned With (Jas
proper connections. The city officials
must know that the y's are properly
placet! and sealed so there will be no
chance for future trouble from this
Av.cther thing discussed tba< must
be observed, was digging into the
street- to mak< sewer connections.
The streets must be reconditioned as
( found and he maintained until the
dirt settles without leaving high em-
bankments of dirt for the traveling
public to bump over. For the city to
; maintain these holes for weeks after-
wards is too expensive and burden-
some, when the connection is made
for the benefit of n private individual
anil not for '.he I er.-fit of the general
public. A deposit of $5.00 is required
| to It placed with the city secretary
| to guarantee that the street will be
,reconditioned properly. Then the ¿50.00
¡ will be returned after the proper re-
Inspection of all electric light wir-
ing in buildings was ordered to l«e
made to comply with the ordinance,
j which has a direct bearing on fire
'insurance rates. Troupe Webb was
appointed inspector for the year, and
J every one doing house wiring i re-
, quired to get wiring permits and have
inspections made before turning on
the current. This is a very important
matter and must be observed to re
¡ duce local fire losses.
With reference to gas, letters were
addressed to some of the larger com-
panies to see if they might be inter-
ested befose action will be lak' • n
the proposition of the private
The city owned power plant
| posal was deferred on account of
ness of the hour.
of age and was married. He leaves
a wife and one young son.
Funeral services were held Satur-
day and burial was made in the New
Tabor cemetery. Reverends F. H.
Horak of this city, and E. E. Carring-
ton of Providence conducted the
years past, and all I can see in it are
multitudes of worries and annual
year end disappointments." Mr. Park-
hill stated. "I have definitely decided
to discontinue the system and substi-
tute the cash system so I can curtail
expenses, systematise my business
better and sell merchandise cheaper,"
he said. In the course of the conver-
sation he said he was not going to
discontinue his feed and general pro-
duce business. He said if anything,
he plans to make material improve-
ments and enlarge his produce busi-
ness especially. He said, in fact, he
has formulated his plans in this res-
ONLY SHORT LET
UPS OCCUR HERE
Records Broken For Some Time
For Continued Extreme
SNSIK ÉB SIMM
Clouds Cleared Wednesday For Pint
Time la Several
For the third time within the past
fifteen or twenty days another cold
north wind swept down upon the state
Tuesday night, bringing considerably
lower temperatures to all sections^
After a rise the first part of the
we*k, the temperature dropped seve-
ral degrees and yesterday morniaff
found ice most everywhere, and
warm fires much in demand. The
barometer in the Canadian northwest
at Edmonton and Price Albert regis-
tered 30:80, an extreme high which
caused subzero wetather there
a big drop here
Clearing skies brightened things
here after the slow drizzly weather at
the past week or ten days which was
preceded with sleet and ice.
Fanning activity ha betn held at
a standstill. Business has been con-
So far the winter has been one of
the coldest and most long drawn out
we have experienced.
(Continued on page eight)
TWO HOUSTON |
DEBATE TEAMS Cade Auto Co.
COMING HERE! Installing Modem
Two girls' teams of debaters from
the Jefferson Davis High School of
Houston will be here February 1, to
Moth teams will debate the nega-
The past week the Cade Auto Com-
pany of this city set a staff pole in
concrete which will soon support a
ti\e, while the two teams ot the local j brand new, modern electric sign, sim-
di Mating squad will debate the affir- jul n viewed in the larger
inative. .cities. It will be operated by gas in
I he debate will be held in the high jr|ass tubes heated with electricity,
school auditorium at 7..10. 1 he com- \ This improvement is in line with
plete program will be announced | Mr. Cade.g poHcy to kecp his cstab_
later. Musical numbers will be ren- I Hshment up to the minute in every
w ay and before the public.
News was received here Saturday
telling of a gasoline explosion that
j occurred in Uarnhart, Texas, in which
¡C. C. Newberry, son-in-law of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Porter of Hix, was
severely and seriously burned. Com-
plete particulars were not ascertain-
ed. Mrs. Newberry formerly was
Miss Bain Porter, who graduated
from high school hare two or three
Lions Club Meets
Three new members were added to
the organization Tuesday evening
when the club, headed by Hays
Bowers, president, met at the Cald-
well Hotel. Those initiated into the
fellowship of the club were: Father
Heley. priest of the Catholic church;
Rev. Adix, pastor of the Lutheran
church; and Mr. Smyre, principal of
kthe high school.
dered by various members of the de-
THREE CARS OF
l'p to Monday five cars of cattle
and hogs were loaded and shipped out
of this city within the past week or
ten days. Last Friday one car went
to Galveston and one to Fort Worth.
The week before, two cars went to
Galveston and one to Fort Worth.
They were handled by Otto Wcndorf.
.Mostly hogs went to Galveston.
Prices and demand has strengthen-
ed lately, Mr. Wendorf said, and the
local movement has improved. He
will be in the market for hogs next
week, according to his ad in the
Tuesday was stockholders meeting
day at both of the local bank.; when
directors and officers were elected
to direct the institutions through tho
Practically no changes were made
at either institution. The same
boards and same official staffs were
continued at both places.
At the Caldwell National, the fol-
lowing were named: Directors— C.
C.Nelms, A. F. Grai ow, W. S. Mial,
P. A. Budnik, Mrs. Josie L. Smith, J.
G. Shanklin and M. Smith. Officers—
C. C. Nelms, president; J. VV. Hippie,
P.. J. Alexander and B. F. Delcivater,
vice-presidents; E. S. Dushek, cashier;
and J. J. Krenek and Edward Pape,
assistant cashiers. A dividend of eight
per cent was paid.
At the State Bank, the following
directors and officers were elected:
Directors—H. H. Womble, H. D.
Cherry, J. A. Gray. R. S. Bowers, J.
Earl Porter, H. G. Womble and W. M.
Stone. Officers—H. H. Womble,
president; W. M. Stone, vice-presi-
ident; H. D. Cherry, cashier; and
! Frank St. Wrba, J. H. Siptak and («.
! R. Kocurek, assistant cashiers.
A dividend of six per cent was paid.
Man Falls and
The ice clad steps of the first floor
of the court house tripped Mr. C. A.
Bain early Friday afternoon and the
fall that he experienced jarred him
quite a bit, and he was forced to re-
tire to his home where he was con-
fined for three or four days.
No hones were broken, we were
i told. He complained mostly of bruises
and soreness caused by the fall.
Mrs. J. E. Teague and Miss Kate
Farmer returned from Austin Wed-
nesday where they have been the past
three weeks taking the treatment at
the Pastuer Institute.
Mrs. D. C. Alford is visiting her
daughter, Miss Margaret, in Huston
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Bowt rs of
Beaumont visited .Mrs, Jim Bower*
, and family this week.
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