The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, July 11, 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.
The Caldwell News, Vol. S, No. 28.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY. TEXAS, FRIDAY. JULY II, 1930.
Burleson Co. Ledger, VoL 45. No. If.
C. OF C. DIRECTORS CALL IMPORTANT MEETIN6
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Nothing sturtlinK or unusual
transpired during the past week that
is worthy of note. Everybody gen-
erally observed the 4th, Independence
Day. Good crowds attended the two
barbecues held at Deanville and New
Tabor. Others made trips out of the
county to other points
IN COTTON LESS
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Generally speaking the midsummer
holiday was thoroughly enjoyed in
various forms of relaxation.
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Saturday a good crowd came to
town and afeain in the evening another
one attended the band concert.
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Monday in the rural sections found
farmers most every where busy har-
vesting feed crops. Hay baling was
in evidence in a number of places.
Fodder pulling was conspicious gen-
arally. There was activity generally
doing odd jobs around about, improv-
ing in various ways.
• • • •
An afternoon trip to the Brazos
bottom Tuesday found crops there and
on the way looking promising. Cotton
was doing well—full of blooms and
young bolls, looking very much like
it will produce a splendid crop.
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Government plats on the J. E.
Porter farm in the bottom gave no
signs of damaging insects at this
time. Some weevil have appeared
but little or no damage is being en-
tailed so far.
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Lot* of com and hay will be har-
vested in the county. Nearly every-
where you might travel may be found
acres and acres of good corn, cane
and hay crops. Farmer will have
feed another year.
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Some improvements are being made
around about. In the bottom, Mr.
Porter is remodeling his store inside
and out to better serve bis trade. The
building was moved around, placed on
high concrete blocks and another
room was added, giving him quite a
spacious store t>uilding. A new floor
was laid and the building painted.
Some new fixtures will be provided.
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A trip Wednesday to Mr. George
Sefcik's farm three miles east, found
him pretty well up with farm work,
and his crops looking fine. He has
40 acres in corn and 25 acres in cot-
ton. He was pulling fodder. His hay
is baled. He talked like he would
make plenty of feed. Several hun-
dred bushels of corn and a number
of bales of hay and cane. He has
vegetables, etc, put up in quantities.
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Here in town the paving work has
been going on. Two more blocks of
concrete have been laid. A day or
two ago work of paving Fox street
to the de(>ot began. The two blocks
from the jail to the Methodist church
were torn up preparatory to topping.
• • •
Just how far the paving will ex
tend is not definitely known but it
looks like it will reach the Santa Fe
depot on Pox street with only a few
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Paving is advancing to the point
where definite decisions will have to
be arrived at, if it is to be done.
Much further delay will defeat some
of it, it is pretty well thought. About
another week will be as long as the
contractor can wait. If property
owners want paving on the two
streets they will bestow a favor by
signing at once.
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The business section of the city
has l>een changed in appearance con-
siderably by the pavement. The city
does not look the same at all. The
property owners and the public in
general are pleased with the pave
ment and largely would welcome the
paving of the two main streets
around the loop. If that can be done,
our city will stand out appreciably.
Other than a good hotel building
and some good roads, we would then
have little to worry about civicly and
in the county.
Government Place Acreage At
45.815.000 Acres, a Reduction
of 2.3 Per Cent
The Fourth of July celebration held
Deanville Friday, today a week
ago, drew a nice size crowd from ever
the county and surrounding section
in spite of several other similar
celebrations staged in the county
iand neighboring counties
According to the governrnen , patrlo*tic andK political speeches, a
Agricultural Department in its report barbocuad dinner, and various amuse-
w,KndonIUe^«day ,morníníf,- V^"'merits were featured. Music was
1,^.60,000 acres les* planted to j furnished by the local municipal band
this year than in 1J20. I during the day and a special
first condition report for the
crop will be issued around the
Here Making Two
The Crop Reporting Board placed I orchestra provided music for the
the acreage this year in cotton atig.rand |)an staged in the evening.
45,815,000, a reduction of nearly three | Several condidates state, district
per cent from last year. The acreage and |ocaj or their representatives ad-
is slightly largef than was expected I dressed the crowd.
by the trade, and the market declined r. Mayfield of Giddings. for-
but rallied at the close. j mer district attorney of this district
The Texas average was placed at'delivered a patriotic address in the
17,500,000 acres. No forecast of' forenoon. In the afternoon Mr.
indicated production was made, as Young of Wellington, Texas, in the
thai is prohibited at this time. The Panhandle, addressed the audience in
" the interest of Senator Clint C.
Small's candidacy for governor. R.
E. Scott of Richmond, superintendent
of the public school of that city, spoke
in the interest of Ross S. 'Sterling's
candidacy for governor. Mr. Scott
reviewed the life and career of Mr.
Sterling, his accomplishments as
chairman of the State Highway Com-
mission and explained the bond plan
of financing a system of highways in
the state with the gasoline tax
revenues. He spoke with force and
made an impression on a large num-
ber of his hearers. He was applaud-
ed on several occassions.
Hon. J. P. Buchanan of Brenham
and Washington City, Congressman
from this district and former well
known lawyer of this section, and
candidate for re-election for the
eighth time, attended the celebration
in spite of his physical condition, and
injury obtained in an automobile acci-
dent some few weeks ago, and ad-
dressed the gathering. He followed
R. E. Scott and expounded his cause
and defended his record in Congress
in behalf of his constituents and the
country at large during hiB seventeen
or more years in Congress
Judge G. W. Grant and John
Struwe, cadidales for county judge.
Mrs Elsie M.ilroy, J. Malvin Hare
and John Henry Surovik, candidates
for county school superintendent to
succeed A. J. Prasatik, and Lon Hill,
candidate for tax assessor, each made
brief talks in behalf of their respec-
In the evening a large crowd at-
tended the dance.
Z. Ramsey, highway foreman
his regular force of workmen
the pant week or ten days have been
employed repairing two important
bridges on the two highways through
the county. The Davidson Creek
bridge on highway 36, between here
and1 Chriesman, about three miles
north of the city is getting a new
floor and other necessary repairs,
and like work is being done on the
bridge across Davidson Creek on the
Bryan road. As many of the bumps
and as much of the ruggedness as
possible is being taken out of the two
bridges to make travel across easier
and more comfortable .
The completion of this work, will
give the county on the two highways,
a good set of bridges. Quite a num-
ber of bridges on the two highways
were rebulit, repaired and widened
during the past two years.
TO BE IRON
Work of repairing the span washed
out of Pitts Bridge in May during
the high water, is progressing daily
and the bridge will be opened just
as soon a;= is possible. Wood pjling
is being placed to support an iron
span that will replace the wooden
one washed away. According to the
best information ascertainable, it will
be at least six weeks or two months
before the bridge will be opened to
traffic. Until the repairs are finally
completed, traffic on highway 21 will
still be detoured here and routed
over the Caldwell-College Station
road, better known by the way of
Jone bri ]|?e.
According to information, the high-
way i department is making only such
repair- on Pitts Bridge as are neces-
sarv and required until the new bridge
at Stone City or nearby can be con-
structed. We understand that this
bridge will be constructed just as
soon a* is possible.
LAST OF MONTH
Attend New Tabor
At Hix to Hold
The denomination of the Hix
Baptist church will stage a sociable
affair tonight for the benefit of the
church, at which time box suppers
will be sold, together with ice cream
and cake. A special program will he
given. Candidates for office are
especially invited to attend and speak
to the crowd.
A large crowd is expected and an
all round good time is promised.
BAPTIST W. M. U.
Anna Belle Curlin
Dies In Brown wood
Miss Anna Belle Curlin, aged 16,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Curlin of Brownwood, formerly resi-
dents of this city, succumbed Sun-
day after an illness of sometime.
Funeral services were held Monday
in Brownwood. Miss Curlin had been
in ill health for several months and
was given all the medical attention
Fiosslble in the hope of saving her
She was an accomplished young
lady and was idolized by her parents.
The friends and relatives of the
family who attended the funeral from
here were: Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Homeyer and daughters, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Homeyer and daughters,
Mrs. Ernest Homeyer, Mrs. Willie
Loehr and Mrs. Lee Priebe and
Dime Box Gets
The little city of Dime Box across
the county line in Lee County, issued
the first edition of its weekly news-
paper Thursday of this week. E. B.
Taylor is nublisher and business
manager. He "omes to Dime Box
The publication was printed by the
Caldwell News this week and will
be published by it for the next three
or four week* until a printing plant
can be installed there.
- The first edition was a four page
paper and carried a number of ad-
vertisements from the local merchants
of the city and elsewhere. Beginning
next week, an eight page five column
paper will be published.
The citizens of progressive Dime
Box welcome the paper and
demonstrated that they will go the
limit to support, a paper. They
realize the benefit and need of a
publication to further the community.
Sunday afternoon local officers",
raided a negro place in the flat and
arrested sixteen on complaints filed
against them for gambling. All paid
fines and were released.
The W. M. U. met in the basement
of the Buptist church Monday after-
noon. The program was "Leading
Many to Rightousness." Mrs. H. W.
Reeves led the devotional and Mrs.
C. E. Cromartie gave the Royal Ser-
vice program. After the business
session, Mrs. J. W. Ragsdule paid a
beautiful tribute to the Gold Star
War Mothers and especially to one
of the society's most faithful mem-
bers, Mrs. John Houston, who will
leave on the 19th of this month for
a trip over seas to visit the grave of
her son, who paid the supreme sacri-
fice in France during the World War,
and as a token of love presented her
with a basket of gifts from the
Isociety. Mesdames G. E. James, B.
F. Delamater and Mae Bell were the
hostesses for the social hour. Mes-
dames George Smith and Oscar
Windel served the refreshments to
Starting July 28th, and running
through August 1, the Annual Far-
mers' Short Course will be held at
the A & M. College. Mr. G. C. King,
county agent, states that the short
coursp offers a great opportunity for
the'farmer, his wife, boys and girls
to have a great week . If you plan
no other trip for this year, he stated
Wednesday, come and spend this
week at your college where you can
have ^ good time and at the same
time increase your knowledge
The men and boys will have special
lectures and demonstrations in dairy
work, poultry, orchard, pecan, beef
cattle, hogs, killing and curing bacon
on the farm, fertilizing and many
other things that will be of interest .
The women and girls will have a
full program on all phases of home
There will be some outstanding
speakers each evening on the present
day farm problems. A free picture
show also will be faatured each eve-
ining. In fact, the week, Mr. King
stated, will be one of opportunities
for you. Come and go with us, he
,He advised that he is now ready to
reirister individuals and have rooms
reserved. Those desiring to go, may
call at Mr. King's office in the court
House and make necessary advanced
arrangements. The price of rooms
for the week is $1.50. Meals are $5.00
for the week, a total of $6.50.
"I would like to have at least fifty
people attend from Burleson county,"
Mr. King said.
Local Minister Holds
Meeting In Lee County
Rev. Andrew Broaddus has gone
to Tanglewood where he is holding a
protracted meeting. He has just
closed a very successful meeting at
Lone Oak, where a great deal of in-
terest was manifested. Large crowds
¡from all over the county attended the
A charter under the laws of the
state has been granted to the South-
ern Pacific Transport Company, an
organization created for the purpose
f providing shippers and receivers
of freight reliable store door pick
up and delivery of less than -carload
freight through a co-ordination of
motor truck service of the transport
company with rail transportation of
the Southern Pacific Lines. ,
Announcement will be made in the
near future when the special service
will ne placed into effect, so Mr. John
R. Say les, local agent here, stated
Dr. nnd Mrs. T. L. Goodnight re-
turned last week from a month's stay
in New York City, where Dr. Good-
night has been taking a special post
graduate course in one of the fore-
most hospitals in that city.
Local Minister Holds
Meeting At Midway
Rev. W. E. Hassler, pastor of the
local Methodist church, is preaching
a series of sermons at Midway this
week. The meeting commenced Mon-
day and closes at the week-end. Good
crowds are attending regularly.
,A dinner will be served on the
Mesdames O. E. Karnes and mother,
Mrs. F. J. Wotipka, and Miss Lillian
Wotipka motored to Houston the
past week where they were joined by
their sister, Mrs. Dou~lass. on
pleasure trip to Galveston. They i
turned home last Mondav.
Mrs. Marie Broaddus, her daughter,
Heba, and son and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Wainwright Broaddus of El Paso,
passed through here Tuesday and
visited friends on their way home
from a month's visit to relatives in
A large crowd from over the county
attended the Fourth of July celebra-
tion at New Tabor Friday, when the
two lodges of that community staged
a patriotic celebration and home-
coming. A very enjoyable day and
evening was reported generally.
Several patriotic and political
speeches were made by different
ones. R. E. Scott of Richmond, sup-
porting Ross S. Sterling's candidacy
for governor addressed the crowd in
the morning and Hon. Mertin L.
Harris, district attorney of this dis-
trict, from Smithville, Hon. Method
Pazdral, city attorney of West,
Texas, and Hon. August Kacir, attor-
ney of the S. P. J. S. T. Lodge, each
delivered special patriotic addresses.
Several local candidates addressed the
crowd in behalf of their races. Music
during the day was furnished by the
New Tabor band. In the evening a
dance was given.
A number of former residents of
the community attended the event
and enjoyed the day meeting and
mingling with their friends and ac-
Local Family Attends
Reunion At La Grange
July 4th, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Dalchau and family motored to La
Grange where they attended a family
reunion. A sumptious picnic dinner
was spread. In the afternoon an in-
formal program was rendered.
A general good time was enji
by all who attended and participi
There were seventy-five relati
Approximately 5,300 ballots, or one
and one-half times the number of
poll taxes paid in the county for the
year 1929, were printed Saturday and
delivered to F. H. Hitchcock, county
chairman and W. H. Hundley, county
clerk, for the primary election to be
held on the 26, and for absentee vot-
ing between now and then. The
ballots for the 21 county boxes were
delivered to Mr. Hitchcock for regular
voters, and ballots approximating 10
per cent of the qualified voters of
each box were delivered to Mr.
Hundley, who handles absentee vot-
ing for the absentee voters
Voters who expect to be away on
election day may cast their ballots in
advance by applying to Mr. Hundley,
county clerk, and complying with the
law governing absentee voting.
On Staff Here
Miss Alma Reeves Langham, who
was elected English teacher in the
local school, accepted the position.
She will succeed Miss Leigh Peck,
who will attend the State University
the coming year.
Miss Langham comes with high
recommendations. She haR a B. A.
degree from Baylor College, has had
two years work at Columbia Uni-
versity, New York, and has taught
two years at Pharr, Texas, where she
we elected a third term, but declined
to serve in orded to take a course
at Columbia University.
Miss Langham is now in New
Orleans where she is taking a sum-
mer course at Tulane University and
spending a while with her father.
URGED TO COME
Efforts To Establish Govern-
ment Cotton Buying Agency
Here Will Be Made
The directors of the Burleson
County Chamber of Commerce have
issued a call for the farmers and
business men of the county to meet
at the court house in this city to-
morrow night (Saturday), at 8:16
o'clock to discuss the feasibility of
establishing a government cotton buy-
ing agency here during the fall and
winter under the terms of the Farm
Board. Everyone interested in agri-
culture and business urged to at-
Mr. L. E. Winter of Waco, District
Director of Organization of the Texaa
Cotton Cooperative Association, which
was recently taken over by the Farm
Board, to be used as one of its
principal cotton gathering agencies,
will be present and will address the
audience and explain the government's
plan and policies in detail.
In coming to Caldwell, Mr. Winter
points out that leading bankers and
cotton growers of district 3, . which
composes the entire heart of Texaa,
one of the most important cotton
districts in the world, are enthusiasm
in their approval of the Farm Board
program, and in counties where
teams are already soliciting contracta
from cotton farmers, they are meet-
ing encouraging results. Many
bankers of the district, he advises,
arc keeping blank contracts at their
banks for those who desire them. The
ict headquarters in Waco, Mir.
nters stated, is finding that many
large producers of cotton are en-
couraging their tenants to sign con-
tracts with the cooperative associa-
tion, which has been termed "Uncle
Sam's helping hand to the cotton
farmers of his country."
The sole purpose of the meeting
tomorrow evening, will be to acquaint
the people of this section of the state
with the Farm Board plan, and if
deemed advisable, to take immediate
steps to organize the county and
establish an office here to serve this
section, instead of depending on an
The regular band concert will be
held preceeding the meeting for
about thirty minutes, then the meet-
ing will be called to order in the
district court room.
A large attendance of the farmers
and business men is looked forward
to, so an intelligent and satisfactory
decision can be arrived.
On Texas Farms
By W. H. HARROW
Editor Extension Service
Pork was produced for about six
cents per pound last year by more
than 2,000 Texas demonstrates.
Deep plowing demonstrations in
shinery sand regions of West Texas
have stopped soil blowing and great-
ly increased crop yields. The clay
sub-soil is thrown to the surface by
plowing 12 to 18 inches deep. County
agents in Gaines and Terry counties
have many such demonstrations,
which have reduced farming hazards.
The method is said to he applicable
to more than a million acres.
Mrs, Andrew Broaddus and
yUited in Houston this jreek.
sons Miss Annie Easier of Temple spent
Guests in the G. C. King home this
week were Rev. John Milton and
daughters, Dixie ami Ray, and Miss
Katherine Plattner of Bastrop, Texas.
Also Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Petty and
Norma Adrianne Booth of Red Rock.
The summer revival meeting of the
Providence Baptist church begins
Sunday and will continue several
days. Rev. W. O. Wright of this city,
will conduct the services. The meet-
ing will he held under the tabernacle.
The public is invited to attend
several days tar* .the past week. Texas.
Mrs W. W. Burr left Wednesday
for a visit to her sister in Tennessee.
She accompanied her daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Owens, who
have been visiting here several.weeks,
as far as Denton.
Miss Mattie Williams viaited
friends in Houston the past week.
Red River farmers have formed the
Red River County Livestock Finance
and Sales Corporation in cooperation
with bankers and county agents for
financing members in purchasing good
foundation stock for their herds.
Each man is liable only for his own
purchases. The plan is said to give
the advantages of group buying, sav-
ings in freight rates, lower interest
rates, caroful personal selection of
stock, and future aid in selling stock.
Dawson county farmers recently
sold 260 head of one-year old steers
and heifers to be fed alfalfa and soy-
beans grown on old Louisiana sugar
and cotton plantations that have de-
clined in production from 47 tons of
sugar can per acre to seven tons in
the last 60 years
To aid farmers and stockmen to get
better prices for h than carlot
shipments of livestock, the McCulloch
County Livestock Shippers Associa-
tion has formed at Brady with the
help of B. F. Grey, county key banker
ana James D. Prewit, county agent.
Two cars of cattle and hogs and three
cars of lambs have I wen sold.
Miss Eunice Morgan, city secretary
is spending a two weeks vacation in
Kerrville, She left Saturday.
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