The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, August 15, 1930 Page: 1 of 8
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And The Burleson County Ledger
A Weekly Newspaper Devoted Unreservedly to the Development and Upbuilding of Burleson County.
Burleson Co. Ledger, Vol. 45, No. 30.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS. FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1930.
TO GIVE JOBS
STERLING OR FERGUSON TO
FACE MANY VACANCIES
The management of the local
theatre Wednesday morning acted a.1)
host and hostess to the buuiness men
of the city, in the form of a special
"Breakfast Matinee." The hours net
were from 0 a. m. to 7:45. Prior to
the show, as the guests assembled,
coffee and cake were served at the
New York Cafe.
Invitations to the entertainment
were in the form of printed cards
mailed out to some 160 individuals of
the city. Quite a number responded.
The purpose of the entertainment
«ras briefly explained before
tfca show started. At the request of
Mrs. Matson, C. E. Cromartie told
that the special matinee was given
complimentary to the business men
as a special courtesy, to give them un
opportunity to get-to-gether in n way
other than the usual, to enjoy an eurly
morning social contact and at the
same time enjoy a good picture. Mr.
C. C. Nelms responded voluntarily,
and expressed appreciation for the
management's Hospitality and
thoughtfulness, and gave complete
assurance that the special entertain-
ment was greatly appreciated.
From all accounts a number of
alarm clocks were ;et the evening be-
fore. There were some who felt con-
fident that they could arise without
mechanical alarms, who did not get
there. Two gentlemen were present,
who never need alarm clocks to awake
thein any time of the night. They
were Messrs. M Smith and C. C.
Nelms. The reporter of this item
hardly accounts for his presence so
early in the morning. Had the enter-
tainment been set for any other morn-
ing, doubtless he would have been ab-
sent. He accidently awoke, and bare-
ly made the grade. He was looking
on however, when his good friend,
Hope P. Cobb, arrived. Mr. Cobb
never misses a real picture show. If
it is good, he invariably returns for
the second engagement.
Dr. MoNutt was one of the first
arrivals. H G. Womble, who is a
popular show fan, creeped in quietly
just about the time the show began.
The breakfast matinee proved quite
an enjoyable affair all the way round.
Every one present was jolly and good
natured and had a good time.
The Matsonian has been enjoying
nice crowds ail the week. Complete
changos of program has been made
each evening. The cooling system in
stalled a few weeks back makes the
theatre building codl and comfort-
Cotton Market Heads Tell Benefits
Of Cooperative Marketing of Cotton
First the farmer has a choice of . Congress passed the Agricultural
several ways to sell through the Marketing Act in June a year ago,
n . , . .. .. 'creating the Federal Farm Board to
Co-op. And the association offers I . ..... * u u,
work with the farmer trying to better
to members the following services: his condition . The Farm Board
Government standard classing of cot- ; Created the American Cooperative
ton; daily local and foreign market Association, through which the Gov-
quotations; information as to holdings ; eminent will do business with the
and crop conditions; sale with full cotton farmers. The A. C. C. A. will
payment on delivery through optional act as a national sales agency and sell
pool; sale at any time on call through all the cotton received by the eleven
the optional pool; sale out side of co-ops. It will extend credit to mern-
the cooperative on a brokerage basis; bers through state associations. It
sale thru the seasonal pool when the wi" uct ln emergency as a stabiliza-
market is best according to the tion corporation. Also it will promote
National Agency and the Farm any and all programs that might
Board; liberal advance by draft at benefit the cotton farmer and the cot-
time of delivery of cotton not to be t®n section. The A. C. C. A. is capital-
sold at once; periodical information wed at $.'10,000,000,000.00 and is
and advice from Federal Farm Board owned and controlled by the State
and the State and National Associa- j Associations.
tions; economies as to insurance, in-J The Texas Cotton Cooperative
terest, storage, freight, handling Association was created by the Farm
charges, etc. The amount of the ad- Board to carry out the work in Texas,
vanee, will vary from time to time, The state is divided into seven dis-
but is now $50 per bale in the season- tricts, each with head office, branch
al pool. (office, sub-offices and receiving sta-
Handling charges, not including tions. The district is to be controlled
freight and carriage, are limited at by a council composed of farmers who
3 per cent, or $2.B0 per bale. The live in the district.
membership fee of ten dollars, does The ■ .mplete sales service is only
not have to be paid in cash, it will a part 0f the program, the Co-op is
be taken out of member." account t,0 be a cotton farmers organization,
when settlement is made on cotton, through which they can not only get
Ihe 1 per cent held for reserve is ¡^e advantages of collective bargain-
to add financial strength to the ¡njf, but also have a voice for the far-
state reclamation engineer, state ¡association, which is owned, contrail- mer umj t|„, cotton South, that, will
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14.—The
next governor of Texas will have
many appointive offices to fill. If
Ross Sterling is elected he will have
one more than would Mrs. Miriam A.
Ferguson, for he will vucate a place
on the state highway commission.
He will have the appointment both
of his own successor and the successor
of Cone Johnson of Tyler, whose
term expires in 1031.
D. K. Martin of San Antonio is
generally expected to be offered one
of the places if Sterling is elected.
Martin is a former state highway
commissioner and was active on the
Citizen's Committee of 31 which ad-
vocated a statewide road bond issue
nefore the legislature.
If Mrs. Ferguson is elected and
Sterling does not resign, he will re-
main chairman of the state highway
commission until 1933.
Other appointments falling- to the
governor include the secretary of
state. Both Mrs. Ferguson and Dan
Moody appointed women to this
office. Mrs. Emma Grigsby Meharg
„s named by Mrs. Ferguson and
Mrs. Jane Y. Mcl'allum by Moody.
The adjutant general, state labor
commissioner, state tax commissioner,
Oil Activity In
County Is Quiet
Oil activity in the county during
the past few weeks has been un-
usually quiet. Operations have been
more or less on a stand still. There
are two or three drilling prospects,
but acfeunl operations have not be-
gun. "Wie oil prospecting business has
been duller than for a number of
Miss Katherine Scott of Santa
Rosa is here spending two weeks visit-
ing Miss Martha Rockett and other
banking commissioner, state auditor
and state service officer to look after
claims of ex-service men all are
AH members of the state board of
education 'all to the governor's ap-
pointment. There will l e one vacancy
in the state insurance commission, the
place now held by J. W. DeWeese.
The term of R B. Walthall already
haa expired on the state board of
control, so Gov. Dan Moody is ex-
pected to fill ti¡at before the new
governor takes office.
John F. Wallace of Teague, who
had been mentioned for the place,
apparently has disqualified himself
by again seeking his post in the state
legislature. Holding it would prevent
his being appointed a member of the
board of control until the term for
which he was elected to the legislature
On the board of regents of the Uni
versity of Texas the terms of Mar
cellus Foster of Houston, Sam
Neathery of Houston and H. J.
Lutcher Strak of Orange expire. On
the A. & M. board the terms of
Raleigh White of Brady, W. A.
wurzbach of San Antonio and H. G.
Schumached of Houston expire in
Houston Harte of San Angelo and
Thomas Johnson of McKinney have
terms on the board of Texas Techno-
logical college which expire in 1981.
Tom Ball of Houston, Henry Paulus
of Yoakum and John E. Hill of
Amarillo have expiring terms on the
boards of regents for the state
teacher colleges, and the terms of
C. W. Connellee of Eastland and R.
H. Hoffman of Denton expire on the
board of the College of Industrial
Arts, or Texas Woman's College, as it
has bee renamed.
All the board for the North Texas
Junior Agricultural College at Arling-
ton have terms ending in 1981.
All members of the state pardon
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ed by the members. be recognized in national industrial
Under the liberal contract the and commercial affairs. There are
member only agrees to deliver a part many liencfits to the cotton producer,
of his crop, only every other bale up:and tic cotton country, to be derived
until ten bales are delivered. He may from the plana; for improvement of
deliver all of the cro~ if he so chooses, staple, stabilization of price from
The contract may be cancelled after i year to year, better ginning, acreage
the second year, if for any reason the I reduction, soil conservation, legisla-
90 OR 100 MILE
H. Jackson and Troup G.
Webb To Stage Stunt
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Co-op. Offices Are
Now Open In Texas
DALLAS, August 8.—Twenty-two
branch or sub-offices of the Texa.)
Cotton Cooperative Association aro
now in actual operation, in charge of
federally licensed cotton classera, and
at offices where the crop movement
has gotten fidly under way, volume
of cotton handled through the associo-
The election the 23rd of this month
according to direct information fur-
nished the News this week will cost
two local citizens a wheel barrow trip jtion is far ahead of lust year's, it wsj
over the highways to either Houston announced at headquarters of the
member should desire to do so. Un-
der this agreement the Co-op is un
der competition, and must give ser-
vice to get business.
tion, ami other factors that have pre-
vented the f rnier from retaining a
fair share of the wealth that he has
IN COUNTY GETS
Texas Winds Prevent Air
Fans From Taking Off in
Motorless Gliders for Sky Trips
DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 14 (UP).—
Glider movements run to the ground
Following the crash of a motor-
less ship in Cisco and the wrecking
of a glider on Love Field in Dallas,
no one has sought to make the 30-
second glide down a hillside that is
required for third-class glider pilot's
license, aviation fields and schools in
Dallas report. Not a single motorless
ship has been observed in Dallas since
the wind lifted a glider standing on
the ground at Love Field and wreck-
Air mail pilots explain that it is
"the lay of the .land" that makes
gliding questionable in Texas. Al-
though gliders ara launched by large
rubber cables stretched by n ground
crew, the sailships depend for the
most part oni rising nir currents, such
as those caused by a wind striking
the side of a hill.
In other parts of the country,
where there are valleys and hills, the
gliding movement has gained such
popularity that there are now 32 clubs
stretching form the Atlantic to the
Pacific ocean, with from 50 to 60
more in formation.
Among noted flyers to take up the
new form of air-travel are Charles
A. Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Frank
M. Hawks, and "Eddie" Stinson. In
Germany 200,000 fans are soaring
around like sea gulls in nonpowered
ships, aviation records show.
Wednesday the cotton branch office
of the Federal Cotton Gathering
Agency opened for business, and l e-
forc the day ended some 75 or 80
bales were handled for various mem
bers. One lot of fifteen bales was
placed with the agency. Another lot
of 20 bales was sold through it. A
number of smaller amounts were
This office together with the other
local buyers gives Caldwell and Burle-
son county a jam up good cotton mar-
ket this year.
Receiving stations in different por
tions of the county and adjoining
counties have l>een established to re-
ceive cotton for the association. At
Lyons, Mr. A. O. Scatz was appointed.
At Deanville, Mr. J. C. Seibert will
handle member's cotton. At Chries-
man, W. 1). Boyd will act as receiving
agent. At Snook, Mr. Frank Fojt was
Mr. Corry, one of the state
organizers, has been in Brenham and
Lee county the most of this week ap-
pointing receiving agents there to
handle cotton for the association,
which will be marketed through this
The sponsors of the local office are
encouraged, and state that they be-
lieve the business here will be going
good within a few days.
Harvesting of the new cotton crop
of the county got under good head-
way this week and gins in practically
every portion of the county were
operating. Fields nearly everywhere
are full of pickers gathering the
The dry weather the past ten weeks
has popped bolls open, and fields
are generally white. On the prairies
fields are fast being picked, and with
favorable weather for a few more
days, a considerable portion of the
upland cotton will soon be gathered.
Picking in the Brazos botton and in
the sandy land districts has pust
The crop has deteriorated con-
siderably the past two weeks, ac-
cording to reliable reports and will
not make the crop that was fore-
cast two weeks or a month ago. Some
sections of the county are extremely
dry, and many bolls have opened pre-
maturely. Estimates of production
that ranged as high as 30,000 bales,
have been reduced to 20,000 to 25,-
000 bales. Conservative estimates now
place the probable production in the
county, barring further adverse Con-
or Austin. S. H. Jackson and Troup
G. Webb, strong Sterling and "Ma"
Ferguson supporters respectively, it
has been authoritatively stated, have
entered into a boni-fide verbal agree-
ment, whereby whichever candidate
loses the election, the other supporter
will wheel the winner to Houston or
Austin. The endurance wage is the
outcome of an argument over the
strength of the two candidates over
the state. Jackson contends that Ster-
ling will be the winner and Webb con-
tend; that "Ma" Ferguson will get
the office. Rather than risk $1,000,-
000.00 during these strenuous times,
these two political prognosticators
agreed to spend a few days vacation
away from pressing business and un-
dertake to pay their election mis-
judgment by making the wheel bar-
row trip. The trip, it is understood,
will be made as soon after the elect-
ion as it is possible to definitely de-
termine the winner or loser.
Mr. Jackson is confident of his free
trip to Houston, and is making
elaborate advance arrangements for
his visit to the Texas Metropolis. We
failed to get in touch with Mr. Webb,
but knowing him, it is felt certain
that his advance arrangements will be,
All the cities in between here and
Houston or Austih will be visited for
short durations on the way, to oil
machinery and be seen. Complete
schedules so far have not been ar-
ranged. The speed limit on the high-
ways will btf completely observed at
to avoid all possible accidents and
safe and sound arrival at either
The wager made by Webb to Jack-
son, calls for roiling Jackson all the
way to Houston to Sterling's head-
quarters. Webb is to be rolled by
Jackson to Austin to see "Ma" Fer-
guson in the event she wins. Jackson
is six feet or more tall and weighs
140 pounds avoirdupois. Webb is
younger, is about five feet ten inches
in height and weighs 240 pounds.
Both Sterling's and Ferguson's
headquarters have been officially
notified of the "wager" and proposed
wheel barrow trip.
E. G. Langhammer
Dies In Brenham
At Age of 72
W. G. Hundley
Badly Gored By
Saturday W. G. Hundley of Winter
Haven, Texas, southwest of San
Antonio, a former citizen of thin city,
was severely and dangerously gored
by a Jersey bull owned by him. He
was leading the animal to water when
he became enraged, attacked him and
caught him in the groins with one
of his horns, inflicting a severe wound.
Mr. Hundley was carried to Crystal
City to a hospital for treatment and
late reports said that he is resting
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litions, at 22,500 bales.
i Account of the declining market,
daily spot sales so far, have been
small. Many farmers are holding cot-
ton to await possible higher prices.
Cotton seed have been rolling in
to the local oil mill the past two or
three weeks, and the seed house has
become fairly well filled. The mill
will commence the fall run probably
Monday, according to the local
A baby boy was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore Novasad in the Volney
community August 7th.
E. G. Langhammer, 72, former
postmaster of Somcrville and a-citizen
of that city for a number of years,
died Monday at his home in Bren-
ham. He was born at Milheim, Austin
county, where he attended school. For
several years he taught school in
Austin and Washington counties.
He served as tax collector of Wash-
ington county for 22 years and was
postmaster at Somerville for 13 years.
association in Dallas today
The new method of bringing the
cooperative program directly to the
producer's home market calls for
licensed classers at the major cottoa
centers, with receiving agenta at
smaller points, with the purpose of
rendering prompt and personal ser-
Classers who have been placed in
charge at the twenty-two points now
in operation are: Taft, J. B. Magee;
Harlingen, L. W. Weber; San Antonio,
Geo. A. Smith; Robstown, Hal J.
Taylor; Caldwell, H. N. Forman;
Raymondville, A. B. Cole; Weslaco,
Baker Hoskins; Rosenburg, C. J.
Nalle, San Benito, J. Simpson; Edin-
burg, C. Y. Smith; Lockhart, C. G.
Nichols; Vernon, W R. Antle; Hender-
son, W. F. Hubbard; Calvert, Tom
Field; Temple, J. H. Carper; Corsi-
cana, W C. Gillean; Itasca,' Bob
Hamer; Waxahachie, W. C. Lokey;
Cameron, J. M. Tongate; Georgetown,
L. W. Ross; Waco, W S. Mason;
Corpus Christi, G. M. Davis.
The Corpus Christi office had re-
ceived 8,700 bales through Wednes-
day, as against 1,646 on the same date
last year. As last year's total de-
liveries to the association at Corpaa
Christi were 34,000 bales, association
officials were confident this year's
deliveries will run several times that
amount, and that the state total 1rill
be far ahead of the record of 284,000-
set in 1925, the highest so far handled
cooperatively in Texas .
Further cause of satisfaction was
seen by association officials in the
fact that eighty per cent of deliveries
are being made to the seasonal pool,
in which cotton is sold at the direction
of the national aales organisation
Contract for a sub-office at Mt.
Pleasant was closed Thursday, mak-
ing four points in the Dallas district
where definite contracts have been
underwritten for offices in charge of
licensed classers—Vernon, Henderson,
Sherman, and Mt. Pleasant, in addi-
tion to the Dallas office. Successful
membership campaigns being waged
around Paris, Bonham, and Wills
Point practically assure offices there,
it is reported, and another office is
likely to be placed at Athens or Jack-
Father of Local
Lady Citizen Dies
Mr. Sanders, father of Mrs. J. Earl
Porter, of this city was stricken with
appoplexy Friday and died shortly
following. Mr. and Mrs. Porter left
at once for Haskell to attend his bed-
side and funeral. They returned Mon-
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Watt of Gibson
Wells, Tennessee, were guests of the
Bowers family the past week. They
were accompanied home by Mrs. E.
G. Jenkins, who will visit relatives
in Tennessee for several weeks.
"Banana Oil" Says Scribe
Of Texas Vote Forecast
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14 (UP).— ¡both "yes" and "no." In 1924 the first
When the experienced politician pre- ¡primary vote was 703,000 while the
tend, to tell «. how bi, . vote i. *?' w"" But
, in 1926 the first primary vote was
going to be cast in the Democratic 821(000 and the gecond primary vote
only 706,000. This year the first
primary vote set a new record of
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Edward
Stefka, August 2, a baby boy, named
John Edward, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jancik of Temple and
Dr. Mikeska of New York, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Skra-
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Louis,
a baby boy, August 13th.
election on August 23 and how big
or how little "Ma" Ferguson's vote
will lie, it's "banana oil."
Many are confidentially predicting
the vote in the run-off will be much
lighter than it was in the first
primary. The county candidates
brought out the big vote, these prog-
nosticators will tell you. Few coun-
ties have run-off elections for their
county officials; therefore, it Is
argued, the big vote that local races
brought out in the first primary will
be lacking this month.
It is also futile to speculate on what.
Mrs. Ferguson's vote will be in the
run-off as compared with her voto
in the first primary. Here, too, past
records give conflicting answers. In
1923, when she got into the run-off
by receiving 146,424 votes in the first
primary, she jumped to 413,000 votes
in the second primary. But In lMflw
after getting 288,000 in the first
primary, she dropped to 170,000 in
Past records answer the question I the run-off election.
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