The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, December 18, 1931 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.
The Caldwell New , VoL 3, No. 49.
CALDWELL. BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1931.
HarlMon Co. Ledger, Vol. 4t, N« M.
Rain! Rain! Rain! The past three
weeks have been nothing else but
rainy weather weeks. The county
roads and city streets have been
made rough-tough going, Christmas
activities und business have been
hampered, but the soil throughout
the county hus been benefitted. The
rains were needed, but came at a
seemingly inconvenient time as they
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In spite of the weather and condi-
tion of roads, there has been consider-
able Christmas shipping. Several
merchants reported some good days
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Once more the clouds have rolled
on, and bright sunshine has appeared
followed by real cool weather. Good
weather from now on through the
holidays will prove very acceptable
and will no doubt stimulate activity
and force people out more to better
celebrate and enjoy the- Christmas
The holiday spirit continues to in-
crease, and in spite of the weather
and ecoi>c.iiic conditions, the city and
county will feature Christmas cele-
brations. Different organizations, the
churches and individual? have special
programs planned that will be carried
out. By the coming week the holiday
spirit should be well developed.
The city and county should have
numerous visitors the coming week.
They will be relatives, and friends
who will come to enjoy the holidays
with home folk-. They will need en-
tertainment and we believe that they
will find it in reasonable amounts.
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When they come, naturally they
will make observations to note im-
provements, changes, and the spirit
of the citizens. We should do all that
is possible to make their visits en-
joyable. We all will, we feel cer-
tain. Caldwell people are noted for
their hospitality and at this Christ-
mas season, r.c feel confident that
all who come our way to spend the
holidays will find a hearty welcome
and utmost friendliness.
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Individuals, the business interests,
the city and all have striven this year
in they did the past year to decoróte
and make the city civicly as attrac-
tive as possible, and impressive of
the season. The city everywhere
presents rt very pretty and pleasing
appearance. Christmas lights and
decorations arc rather general every-
where. They loom up and are being
enjoyed by a large number. About
all that can Iv done, is being done
to make this Christmas a real Christ-
A very pretty and unusual sight
yesterday, was a drove of turkeys
which was driven into the city by
some Providence farmers to market.
There were several score in the drove.
They attracted considerable attention.
Turkeys are a principal industry in
the county. Kvery fall the proceeds
from sale's bring in considerable
amounts of money.
marketed this fall.
Healthiest American Boy and Gjii
Gertrude Heikcs, 16, Dakota County, Neb., and William Sanders,
18, Johnson County, Ind., each missed a 100% rating by an almost
imperceptible defect in their teeth. They were chosen at the tenth
national 4-H Club Congress meeting in Chicago.
COUNTY AGENT TO LAUNCH
CAMPAIGN SOON AFTER NEW
YEAR FOR SAFER FARMING
City Water Is One
Of Greatest Values
Think! Two thousand gallons of
pure water piped directly into your
home to various hydrants in the
kitchen and bathroom and yard, no
shopping, no delivery, no bother, no
inconvenience or anything for only
$1.60 per month, or 6 cents per day.
A liquid that nelps sustain the lives
of the entire family daily, that pro-
vides a necessity to drink, to bathe
in, to cook with, wash the dishes, the
clothes, the uutomobile, water the
cow, horse, p:g, chickens, cat. dog,
keep the flowers and shrubs alive,
and use in many other necessary
ways. Just $1 50 per 2,000 gallons.
What in the world is cheaper? Water
piped right into your home, stored
until you need it. That is not all,
close to your home, your business,
there is a fire hydrant that stands
ready to be used in case of fire with-
out charge. Two thousand gallons of
water for the small sum of $1.50.
Automobile owners pay IS cents for
a single gallon of gasoline and burn
it up in their automobile in an hour.
Women pay at the rate of $100 to
$500 per gallon for perfume and think
nothing of it. Your city delivers you '
2,000 full gallons of pure water, an I
absolute necessity, for the small sum
■ of $1.50 that supplies the entire
family, home and yard of average
size an entire month.
Your city's water is cheap, the
greatest year around value citizens
receive, whether rich or poor. It is
the same price to everyone, no
discrimination. Scores of other places
Percy H. Stewart, Democrat, de-
feated his Republican opponent in
the race for Representative of the
Fifth District of New Jersey. His
victory gives the Democrats a ma-
jority of two in the Lower House
and was achieved in a district that
has returned Republicans to Con-
gress for many years.
Efforts Will Be Made To Enlist
Every Producer, Home Owner
and Tenant In County
Boon after the New Year plans
have been formulated by Mr. G. C.
.King, county agent, to launch a coun-
ty-wide campaign to encourage and
get carried out a safe and sane farm-
ing program in 1932 to benefit Burle-
son county economically by assisting
the producers on the farms, home-
owners and tenants, *o plant and pro-
duce as much of tht.r fowl and feed
as is possible, so they all might sus-
tain themselves and their families the
coming year, regardless of which way
the cotton price wind might blow.
The idea is not new, but is reason-
ed out just a little differently than
former plans ami carries a greater
weight, and i.* more impressive. It
is sponsored by the Extension De-
partment of the A. & M. College and
carries the endorsement of Texas
bankers and chambers of commerce.
"Planning Texas Farming in 1932"
is the central thought. No program
is worth much without a plan. The
1932 plan that is put out in booklet
form that wilt be distributed later
contains the following:
for $010 worth of food per year of
whicu it is estimated that $547 worth
can easily be produced on the farm.
Here is a fully protected market, free
from raids of "bulls" and "bears," a
market in which price fluctuations
make not an iota of difference—and
it takes the produce of 20 solid acres
to supply it. This market in 1931, if
it has been used to the full extent,
would have been worth to farmers
twice the entire proceeds of the cot-
There's a Market for Home
This is the reason why any general
plan for adjusting farming to meet
the 1932 situation—or any other—
must begin at the house and proceed
E. A. Ellis Named
In Lewis' Place
District Judge Robertson late Mon-
day appointed Ed A. Ellis of Cald-
well as sheriff of Burleson County,
pending the appeal of Sheriff Clint
D. Lewis from a three year sentence
for alleged extortion in connection
with collection of fees of office.
Ellis, a former sheriff, is now
city marshal at Caldwell. He was
named to succeed Lewis, conditioned
upon making bond to account to
Lewis for all fees of office collected.
The local schools of the city will; Lh,! ^ dr®W
dismiss Wednesday of next week at y *150 a month.
i:05 p. m. for the Christmas holi- j 0
ays, according to Mr. F. H. Harrison, i
superintendent of schools. After the • II ¥*
holidays, the schools will re-open on tjl]Sll)CSS IVlGD 1 O
the morning of January 4th. '
Mr. Harrison announced that in
order that the schools may be dis-
missed Wednesday at 1:05 p. m., to
enable teachers and students going
outward to the fields. Too frequently away for the holidays to leave on the
farmers start their plans at the back
fence and sometimes never reach the
house with them. Nor should it be
overlooked that the end of farming
early afternoon train, that it will
not be dismissed at 3:00 on Tuesday.
Instead, the Wednesday morning's
work will begin Tuesday afternoon
After New Year
The members of the Burleson
County Chamber of Commerce ar-
Baptist of City
To Feature Xmas
Special Programs Will Be Givea
at the Church, Morning
The Baptist denomination of this
city announce that it will conduct two
special Christmas services Sunday.
One will be conducted at the eleven
o'clock hour Sunday morning and the
other at 7:15 in the evening. Besides
a sermon by the pastor, W. O.
Wright, at each service, a special
musical program will be rendered.
Mrs. Guy E. Douglass, organist, will
direct the music.
The program Sunday morning and
Hymn: Jesus Is Passing By.
Scripture Reading and Prayer.
Hymn: Let the Tide Come In.
Offertory: Clarinet Solo—Dream-
land, by James Franklin Cobb.
Quartet: Still, Still With Thee,
Mesdames Douglass and Broaddus
and Messrs. Houston and Autrey.
Sermon: A Threefold Picture of
Christ, W. O. Wright.
"Shine, O Wonderful Star": Solo
and Duet, Mesdames McLean and
Broaddus; quartet, Mrs. Perkins, Miss
Margaret Lane and Messrs. Autrey
Silent Night, Holy Night—Men's
Joy To the World—Choir and Con-
Scripture Reading and Prayer.
Hymn: "I Heard the Bells."
Anthem: "The Shepherd's Vision"—
Soloists, Miss Lois German and Julius
Houston; quartet, Mrs. Broaddus,
Hortense Bullock and Messers. Doug-
lass and Autrey; clarinet obligate,
Sermon: Night Songs—W. O.
Another Christmas program will be
held at the Baptist Church on Thurs-
day evening, December 24th.
is comfortable, cultured, happy living, at 3:00 and will continue until 4:00 rived at an agreement Friday at a
The farm homo offers an enormous «'clock. At 8:30 o'clock Wednesday special called meeting, to hold an an-
market for the things that bring
comfort and beauty. Most farm
families wait for money that some-
how never seems to come, to get these
conveniences and luxuries, yet a
beautiful farm yard can be had for
as little as 35 cents and some labor.
A cherry living room adorns more
than one farm home without a cent
The new city light plant continues
to sign up users. Several were placed
on the lines this week. More state
that they will hook up. The new
plant is operating nicely, without any
interruptions or trouble of any
nature. It is serving users and the
city well. The new lights over the
city, will be a big improvement, for
visitors to notice. The city is better
lighted throughout than ever before
in its history. The plant is serving
a very useful purpose. Users seem
to be well pleased with it.
The half-million farm families in
Texas, if properly fed, will eat up,
each year, the entire gross proceeds „ „
from a five-million bale cotton crop j c sh outlay, and many folks have
Hundreds were at ten cents per pound. It is glorious discovered tha. a handy kitchen is
to feed *nd clothe the world, but a i ™°fc a ™att*r ,of ingenuity than of
whole lot better business to feed i dollars. Similarly appropriate cloth-
yourself first. Th.- farmer's own"1* d«Pends ni"rp on Judgment than
back door represents a steady market (Continued on page four)
1. G. A. Stores Of
Business In 1931
Father of Local
In Comfort, Texas
Was a Citizen and Blacksmith
Here for a Number of Years;
Was Well Known
Death Friday of last week claimed
the life of Emil Dreseher, a former
well known citizen of this city and
blacksmith. Mr Dreseher died at the
Sons of Hermann home for the aged
at Comfort, Texas, where he was in-
vited in February of last year to stay
by the lodge of which he was a mem-
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 17.— |,er< Funeral services were held in
Bromell and Field Company, food Smithville Monday afternoon, his
jobbers of Providence, R. 1., hnve home city until recently.
been granted a franchise by the f Mr Dreseher came to Caldwell
Independent Grocer's Alliance to act *evernl years ago, where he became
as supply depot for I. G. A. stores in I engaged in the blacksmith business,
central and northern Rhode Island por „ number of years he operated a
and in southeastern Massachusetts. |)lncksmith shop here and was well
Contracts have been signed with 150| )<nown throughout the county for a
independent merchants to operate un- jonK time. About thirty years ago,
der the I. G. A. plan since the firstly moved with his family to Smith-
ville, where he resided until he went
School Board Here
The Home Economics Foods Class
No. 3 of the high school entertained
the members of the school board and
a few invited guests Thursday eve-
ning of last week with an especially
prepared Christmas dinner at the
school building. The class was assist-
ed by some of the members of class
Christmas colors were carried out
in the table decorations, napkins, nut-
cups, place cards, candles, salad and
The members of the Board present
were Mesdames Handy, Mills and
Skrabanek; Messrs. Cobb, Oliver and
Broaddus. Guests .■•ere Messrs. H. G.
Womble, G. C. King and F. H.
MORE SCHOOL MONEY
The State Department of Education
morning the program will begin nual meeting after Ihe first of the
where it was left off at four o'clock New Year to rcceive a report of the
the afternoon before, and will con-' year's activities and decide on a pro-
tinue through the noon hour until gram for the coming year. The meet-
1:05. Mr. Harrison stated that in this ing date was not definitely set, but
way full three days' time will have was stipulated to be set some con-
been spent in the school program, as venicnt time between the first of the
one hour will be gained on Tuesday year and middle of February,
and another hour will have been gain-! A committee composed of J. R.
ed during the noon hour Wednesday,! Woodson, C. E. Cade and C. E. Cro-
which will be the same as dismissing martie was named to set the date and
at the regulrr time on Tuesday, and arrange details. As discussed, the
observing the regular noon hour Wed- meeting will bo in the form of a
nesday and dismissing at three banquet with eats. Members are re-
; quested to take cognizance of the
proposed annual meeting and arrange
Numerous representatives of the
business firms of the city were
present at the Friday meeting, and
several matters of interest were pre-
sented and discussed. Ways to help
provide clothing to people in the coun-
ty in need were worked out. It was I
decided to arrange a place at the
court house in the county agents of-
The local school band of approx-1 fice ,to 8«H,ble discarded clothing to
imately fifty members goes to College I U8.f. 1° < >s ' ibule. C itizens of the city
Station tonight where it will broad- ¡ w,!'be ca'od uPon to SUPPlY tho c,oth;
cast a program of music over station! m« fron! t1hellA nomes, wearing apparel
WTAW from 8:00 to 9:00 p. m. The ¡ not A committee o two was
band has broadcasted over station na,1]e(i \° ,asa on the worthiness of
WTAW on two or three previous oc- «PPÍ'«ints or persons in need was
casions, and always received numer- appointed. P. H. Hitchcock and Guy
ous messages of congratulations as I Douglass a standing committee to
an organization and ability to enter-! P.ass ,on «le merits of public subscrio-
tain. No doubt, tonight the band will >°n he™tofo£¿ w?re nam?,d to hand,c
receive a large and attentive radio tho matte,\ The two gentlemen were
audience given a rising vote of thanks for the
The program follows: "National! J"01* they b?.ve (,,one.i" the, ,af'
High School Band March;" "On the handling public subscriptions for the
Volga"—Overture; "T h e Naval ?hamb?r of commerce keeping dona-
Cadet"-March; "Billie Sunday's Suc-!t,ons from be,nK made to "™orthy
School Band To
' causes and individuals. Since the
at Austin this week made a second page"—March; "Poet and Peasant"
apportionment to the independent and Overture; "Chicago World's Fair
cessful Songs"—Medley u,u>mv, . , •
"Clarinet Solo"-Wallace Giddings; committee was appointed six or seven
"Our Own U. S. A." March; "The F r" H*0,i bundred? of ('?lln'7 hai;e
Glow-Worm;" /'Basses On the Ram- '\een ,saved jt was hrou*ht. ollt"
Work in remodeling these stores is to Comfort. About nine years ago
progressing rapidly under the direc-; his wife preceded him in death. He
iion of merchandise engineers from> wns approximately 80 years old at
I. G. A. national headquarters and a : the time of his death. He was stricken
large group of merchants have al- with paralysis in May from which
ready conducted their I. G. A. open-1 ho never recovered. Apoplexy was
ing sales. I the cnuso of his death. He is sur-
Brownell and Field Company is the: vived by the lollowing children: Ed
twelfth wholesale grocery concern to Dreseher of this city; Mrs. J. H.
take over the I. G. A. program of Parker, Houston; Charlie Dreseher,
distribution during the past yenr. Giddings; Lawrence Dreseher, Hous-
Work in organizing several of the ton, and Mrs. Joe Stautdoig, Houston,
new territories in the east and central was the grandfather of fourteen
states is still in progress.
The alliance is now operating in
38 states, with immediate plans call-
ing for expansion to the west coast.
Mrs. Jack Simpson and little son,
returned from Temple last Friday.
common schools of the county
$1.00. The total amount received was
Burleson County Citizen
Appointed Hi'way Patrolman
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hill returned given ai Austin, uast v
from Waco last Friday, where they ped by hore for a few
had been to attend the funeral of j with home folks before going
Wm, B. Siptak, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Siptak, residents three
miles north of this city, left for
Huntsville this week to assume his
duties as a member of the State High-
way Patrol. He is one of the 00 men
recently chosen for patrol service, out
of several hundred applicants. Ho
just returned from several weeks of
instruction and training which was
given at Austin. Last week he stop-
Mrs. Hill's father
chamber of commerce requirement is,
before any member makes a contribu-
tion to any cause or individual the
Centennial Celebration 1033"—!l,u" l" ""-v ¡
March; "Brass Quartet;" "American ,,nV °\ "nes mak,r\g canvass are re-.
Patrol —Overture, William Duck- T™d A° K°...to Jhe ^
worth, Byron Piwetz, Doris Drgac
and J. W. Schiller; "March-Gloria;"
"American Pat'ol"- Overture; "Stars
and Stripes Forever" March; Cald-
well High School Football Kong"—
jazz chorus by Boyee Oliver.
Local Citizen's Brother
Operated On In Brcnham
J. Malvin Hare, county school
superintendent, was called to Bren-
ham Saturday afternoon on account
of illness of his brother, W. C. Hare,
a resident of Somerville, who was
obtain its approval. Before approval ¡
is given by the committee, it makes i
investigations if worthiness is un- j
known. The business men's attention
was especially called to this service;
the chamber of commerce is render-!
ing members year to year, and they j
were urged not to contribute to any
cnuse or individual unless the com-
j mittee's approval is given. Certifi-
cates of approval are always issued
to vouch for worthiness of cause.
At the meeting a Christmas Tree
was ordered purchased and erected on
the court house lawn during the holi-
days. Twenty or thirty firms were
operated upon. Mr. Hare was in j represented at the meeting and a
Brenham practically all the first part beneficial round table discussion of
of the week with his brother. He re- * various things was engaged in of in-
turned Wednesday. terest to members.
Issues Call For
Clothes For Needy
Citizens of the city who probably
have a supply or surplus of discarded
clothing that are not needed, but ^till
serviceable, that will probably prove
a help and benefit to needy ones, are
urged to bring or send them to the
chamber of commerce office at the
court house where a special box has
been provided to assemble them and
distribute them during the winter
months to individuals possibly in
need. Shoes, socks, hats, shirts, trous-
ers, coats, suits, underclothes, ties,
etc., will be accepted, anything for
children and grown-ups.
The chamber of commerce is put-
ting forth efforts to help care for any
worthy people actually in need, and
have mailed out letters of inquiry over
the county to appraise the needs in
the county along the line. Winter
clothing is the principal object in
view now. It wants to assist in sup-
plying clothing where needed. No de-
mands have been made, but by hav-
ing a supply of clothes to draw from
on hand, it feels that it might possib-
ly be in position to render assistance
along. Many homes have a surplus
of discarded clothes that are still ser-
vicable that can be used, and this is
why the body is culling on individuals
to contribute some of them to be dis-
tributed. A few contributed by several
will go a long ways helping needy
in the county during the winter. In
some instances children are not in
position to attend school on account
of not having sufficient clothes to
dress themselves properly. Those
children are the ones the business
men's organization desires to aid prin-
cipally. If there should be others in
need, it desires to aid them also. A
committee has been appointed to pass
on the merits of those to be helpsd.
Lad Breaks Collar Bone
A game of "fox and the goose" at
the school Tuesday proved to he un-
fortunate for Melvin Rosenwaser,
who fell while playing the game and
broke his collar bone. He is getting
along nicely, and it is thought that
within a few days, he will be well
Mr. Will Hundley, Jr. came in from
Bryan, where he has been ill in the
hospital. He is visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hundley.
Mrs. E. C. Heslep visited her son,
John Heslep, in Dallas, this week l>e-
fore he left for Chicago, where he
will enter a government hospital.
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