The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 23, 1933 Page: 4 of 8
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Yes Siree, we like our new presi-
dent. He is unselfish. He's no pro-
crastinator. He's no figurehead. He
listens to everything that is said. And,
by gum, he profits by it and sifts the
millions of suggestions suggested
down to the finest points and acts.
He just doesn't mealy mouth about it
a-tall. Like most all medicines, none
that's any good ever taste right, but
we have to swallow them occassion-
ally to cleanse our sistems and get
actly the type of a gentleman as Mr.
Roosevelt in the White House to solve
We refuse to raise a fuss now. If
it hadn't have been Mr. Roosevelt, it
would have been somebody else. It
would have been John Barley Corn
or his twin brother any way we would
have taken it, so why think hard of
We do not pick up the kind of
President Mr. Roosevelt is every four
years. They are as scarce as our
nickels and dimes.
The country needs him at this time
to fight old man depression, to route
fixed up fisickally. deprivation and distress and heal the
Some of the medicine Mr. Franklin . „
is perskribing tastes a little bad to
some of us, but after the pergatives
wounds inflicted during the depres-
sion. He needs every one of us.
, . . Lets back him with ail our might,
purge our run down economic sistems, T , . . „ , .
.i .i. l . Lets help him all we physically, men-
we allow the whole country is going;. ., , ,. „r ... ..
. m « , .. ™ . . , j tally and morally can. We will all
to feel better. The country is already; ... . . . , ... .
... , r ... . ... profit in the wind up and will lose
feeling pepped up, but when the
peeple's strength returns again, when
they get over most of their spells of
weakness from the past two or three
years of depression fever, they are
going to like Mr. Roosevelt a whole
lota better. He is proving to be a real
country doctor. Kj is doctoring the
country's affairs fast. He helped a
few sick bankers, and administered a
pretty good tonic to many others. He
took charge of all th? money in the
country. Told the bankers to let him
count their dollars when he went into
office. After he found out how much
money they had, and saw that they
were all right and in excellent shape,
he told them to open their banks again
and go to work. Wasn't a bad idea
to check them up occasionally It had
been about a hundred years since they
had a real good examination. It kind-
er frightened the boys a little at first,
hut they soon got over their scare.
They really appreciated it after they
found out what it was all about. The
folks all over the country like it too,
after they found out what he was do-
ing. Instead of getting mad, after
the examination was through and
business was resumed, some dug up
money that hadn't seen a bank in fifty
years, and brought it in and deposit-
ed it. His kind of examination made
people feel good and encouraged.
Millions of dollars went to the banks
afterwards. Lots of people who
thought the country was busted, found
out it had more money than it ever
had. Lots of people who kinder
thought banks were risky outfits,
were convinced that they are strong
and in excellent condition.
It was a bank examination, a puri-
fier the country has never had be-
fore. The real examiner took charge
and looked the situation over. He
worked fast among the 18,000 institu-
tions and did the job quickly with the
excellent help he had, in about a
week's time without hardly any dis-
That was his first act, after the big
day when he took the oath of office
and shook all the peoples' hands.
The next thing he did was to write
to Congress and order it, to reduce
governmental expenses so the Federal
budget could be balanced without fur-
ther heavy taxation. He asked for a
half billion dollar reduction in ex-
penses and got it within three days.
Any other time such a thing would
have taken three years or three cen-
The next move he made was to
drop Congress another little note to
modify the Volstead Act, to nermit a
lot of thirstie peeples git sum light
wines and week beers without having
to sneak around and violate the laws
of the country.
This is a weak point maybe, and
a secondary matter just now. We re-
aerve the right to speak to Mr. Roose-
velt about that later, for we are
afraid the light wines and heavy
beers will prove too weighty and too
bulky for many strong stomachs, and
entirely too flowing and flooding.
As we expressed ourselves a while
ayo, we will have to see about that
drink proposition later.
We will not fall out with a heap
good man and splendid president about
that. He was pledged to tend to the
and did. We admire his
his bravery, and his courage
fa discharging his trust.
are too many vital questions
the nouatry that needs to be
With NOW, which require ax-
nothing. He is the right man at the
right time. He is on the right road
in most respects.
The booze question was inevitable
There was no escape. The vote last
fall indicated it largely. The issue
will have to be faced.
President Roosevelt at heart—all
the way round, is a good man. He is
an able man. He is a man of keen
understanding. He is a fearless man.
He is conscientious. He is a friend
to humanity. He can see the little and
big man at the same time out of the
same eyes. He understands both, their
desires and needs. He knows how to
serve all alike, and we believe that he
will without prejudice, bias or favori-
He is a statesman and a leader.
The country as a whole is exceedingly
fortunate to have such a gentleman
directing its affairs, we think.
We are for him. We are behind
Not every act of his will please
every one of us entirely. That could
hardly be expected. Our ideas and
opinions vary too much for that. No
one could or would do that. Not all
the 120,000,000 citizens of this nation.
But he can serve us all as a whole,
There is a certain business man in
Caldwell to whom we want to ex-
press our appreciation for a cheery
remark he made to another about last
week's issue of the Caldwell News,
which found its way to the manage-
He said, "This week's issue of Cald-
well News is fine, well gotten up,
newsy and interesting in every way."
We will not call his name. We
thank him just the same. It was very
We would never mention it, were
it not for the fact that we are always
glad to receive expressions of opinion,
becausc it stimulates us to work that
much harder oa the succeeding issues.
When an editor of any paper knows
that his publication is meeting ap-
Every conscientious newspaper
editor and employee wants to publish
a paper the public will enjoy read-
ing, and the community will accept
as representative. Every editor takes
utmost pride in his particular line of
work, and always welcomes expres-
sions from readers commenting con-
structively from time to time upon
issues. Suggestions from time to
time, of ways that might help to in-
crease interest, is solicited,
Comments from time to time serve
to check up with readers' ideas, ami
help to improve publications wonder-
The editor of the News is not the
vain kind at all, not by nature or
otherwise. He seeks no praise or
glory. All he desires is to keep in
close touch with readers, exchange
ideas and opinions, with the thought
in view of building and editing a bet-
ter paper each week.
A newspaper generally speaking,
can be no better +han the community
in which it is published. We mean
by this that, it cannot increase in
size( nor increase the amount of news
beyontl the news the community pro-
vides from time to time. It's adver-
tisers enter into the picture. The
success of every newspaper depends on
advertisements and the amount of
commercial printing given it. It's suc-
cess also depends on subscribers.
If a community wants to maintain
a good newspaper an these things
must be considered. The newspaper
must have proper support at all
No community can well afford to
be without a publication. To succeesd,
it must have a medium of publicity
to keep the pubiic informed, to dis-
seminate information regularly, to ad-
vertise merchandise, to carry public
announcements, legal notices, and
render a vast number of services every
The more complete the paper the
more readers there will be. The more
readers, the more constructive good
can be accomplished. The greater the
accomplishments become, the larger
the community and county will be-
come, and the better off all will be.
Newspapers are one of the great-
est all around service-rendering in-
stitutions there are, to the business
interests, the churches, the schools,
social organizations, county and city
administrations, the county-agent,
agriculture, business and the public
in general. Please pardon this asser-
tion, for we are not referring to the
Caldwell News, but to the newspaper
institutions as a whole principally.
We would like to refer you to the
recent banking crisis as an illustra-
tion. Had it not have been for the
newspapers and radios of the nation,
the excitement and fear that arose
wouldn't have been quited as rapidly
as it was, and confidence wouldn't
have been restored as fast. They car-
ried the true facts at once. They
fought the fear and loss of confidence
that arose, and assisted tremendously
in restoring conditions to normal.
They seek no credit, but their
facilities well set up, and influence
exerted voluntarily, was a power dur-
ing the crisis.
Each institution in each community
¿fcW c. % t m- s.
hasn't any chickens.
peaks, and vice versa.
Poultry paid big dividends not so
very long ago. That dty will return.
Will you "bee" r-e-a-d-y ?
Are a few acres of land worth more
than $1,000,000.00 worth of good
roads? We are thinkng of the two
The world is in a whirl, but all
wind whirls peter out eventually. They
sometimes get dust in one's eyes, but
never do much damage.
Money is scarce, but its scarcity
will run its course sooner or later. It
is not different from other things.
Duss business, idle industries, idle
money, grow tired of dullness and idle-
ness in time.
Deprivation now, means that tre-
mendous markets will eventually be
opened up for agricultural and manu-
factured products, for labor, every
Advertising is extremely unprofit-
able for certain lines of busir.es —
those which refuse to do any adver-
Prices tumbled in 1907. In 1909
they shot sky high. In 1914 they de-
clined even lower. In 1916 they as-
cended to lofty peaks. In 1921 they
dropped tremendously. In 1923 they
soared out of sight again. In 1929
the props were knocked out from un-
der them. What direction now? Be
There will be millions upon millions
of dollars made within the next five
or six years throughout the world.
How many of. the millions of people
who will benefit, will save iome of
those millions of dollars for the next
Wide spread fear and loss of con-
fidence is more destructive than war.
proval, it just naturally inspires and . _ , , ,
spurs him to improve the succeeding'1'^ tfP®rt* Each htiped t0 C0P*' with
. . ..... , . . the situation.
issues, strive just a little harder to ¡ _, A
make improvements, and give read-!There ls not a dtty "r wwk hut that
ers more news and better news if it newspapers ot the various corn-
is obtainable jmunities are not rendering construc-
' We never parade the streets look-"™ Se™ct'' ^in* to buil(1 their
ing and listening for praiseworthy re- j c"™"nim ,es- ey a,e necessary in-
. , . . m .. , , ... I stitutions.
marks, but if merited, and they come ¡
voluntarily like the remark came the j
past week we accept them and ap-
preciate them, and dig harder to,
publish an even better paper.
One reason we mention the incident
is, last week we were indisposed with
a severe cold and edited the paper un-
der physical and mental difficulties
and were afraid the news matter
wouldn't go over very good. To learn
that very week that the paper at-
tracted some attention, made us feel
It was indeed encouraging and re-
assuring. Again we thank the gen-
Our greatest desire each week is to
Capital is a wonderful thing when
properly used. It is one of the great-
est evils when it is misused.
Maybe more booze will mean less
Every one must sow in order to
reap. He must also do some cultivat-
give Caldwell and this section of Bur- ing,
ieson County at least, the best news-
Things To Ponder
How about that vegetable garden?
Have you planted it?
The number of grains of corn plant-
ed this spring, with proper seasons
during the growing seasons, will de-
termine largely the number of
bushels of corn that will be produced
Cooperative efforts build empires,
communities and homes.
Taxes are not liabilities. They are
resources. Who would live in a coun-
try or a community without organiz-
ed governments, laws to safeguard
business and society, schools to edu-
cate the children, roads and streets to
use regularly, water works and fire
departments to provide water and pro-
tection to property, sewer systems for
convenience and saaitation and the
thousand and one benefit we all de-
prive. We deride taxes when we all
| benefit from the multitude of things
they are assessed for. They were not
devised for any one individual or class
of individuals, but for every citizen
in some degree.
paper possible. If we do not, it is
never the lack of interest and deter-
mination on the part of the editor or
any of the employees of the news-
Just as soon aa one issue is publish-
ed, the minds and attention of all are
A smokehouse on every farm will
not do the county any harm.
A flock of purebred chickens on
John Doe's ranch, will not help to
keep the wolves from coming up his
neighbor's branch, if his neighbor
The individual who is looking ahead
wiN see more and benefit more in the
A long hard fall
quick, tall rebound,
the future too much.
of times means
Depressions destroy. Prosperity
builds. The moral: Watch the high
The city sewer disposal plant was
given a tho: j gh cleaning a few days
ago. The first it has had since the
plant was installed eight years ago.
It was thought that a thorough clean-
ing would benefit it. All the city
utilities are in excellent condition.
The employees are on the job regular-
ly. Visit your utilities once in a while
and see what your city has. Keep in-
| Repair work is going on around
about in a few places. Dr. R. J,
Savage is making some repairs to
his home. The painters have been do-
ing some papering and paper hang-
ing. Spring is here.
Next month will be general clean-
up month. The city will set aside a
week «luring the month to haul away
all accumulated rubbish. Now is a
good time to commence getting trash
Gardening started off this month
fairly well. Lots of yard work hus
been done. It should not Ik- very long
until the flowers will l>e in bloom, and
home grown sprint; vegetables will
be placed on tables.
The cold damaged the strawberry
crop last month, out they are coming
out a (rain. There will 1>« some of th"
big red berries. Some '.hat were pro-
tected have been marketed.
Th'1 fruit crap so fnr L-, doubtful
in a way. The February cold caught
a number of trees in bloom and did
some damage. The indications now
point to some fruit, how bountiful,
is nor ascertainable just now. We
trust there will br enough to pre-
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intelligent reorganization of enter-
prises whose past history has shown
them to have been of sound and pros-
perous but which unfortunately have
been impaired by the uncontrollable
devastation of values which had been
j permitted to run riot in this country
i for ' everal years. As already stated,
i there is much to be done; but the re-
maining work is of the nature of
providing the superstructure that
must lest upon the foundation which
the President has already laid.
• ♦ •
¡'"pHE AMERICAN people, due to
the remarkable ability of business
.and commerce heretofore to revive un
i aided, have to a certain degree, lost
j the art of patience. They may be a
little too impatient but they must re-
I member that at no time in the history
of the country has such destruction
been permitted to lay its wasteful
hand upon our economic body, and
restoration must necessarily be at a
slower pace than that which we have
heretofore been accustomed to hav-
• • • «
JF PRICES DO not commence to
rise immediately, let's not become
! too discouraged, think the legisla^
tion and work of President Roosevelt
is all in vain, and that there are no
hopes for the future. There if. The
recent achievements form a solid
foundation in most respects, upon
which confidence and future business
can be safely built. After the founda-
tion, the walls will be erected, then
the roof and then will come greater
security, comfort and happiness. It
all takes time.
That Evening of Fun
A jolly fine bunch and a merry good
Came and played and laughed out
"The Woman's Club Welcome" at the
Made men feel young at eighty four.
The flags were hanging in elegant
With Washington's picture — the
The tables were placed where belles
Played "Forty-two" and dominoes.
Our own little city's .Mayor was there,
In dignity came to the "Charity
The auto-mo-dealer, the merchant and
I he men of the streets and men of
The preacher in black and the belle
of the ball
The teacher and farmer and lawyer
fame with their ladies so sweet—
some so quaint, '|
All working together—both sinner
En-sandwiched between the moments
A program of more serious nature
The hundreds of homes made happy
Was tolrl by men who worked with-
i he Red Cross feeding and clothing
lln R. K C. hiring and paying the
Then closing and topping this "Even-
ing of fun"
A tribute to honor George Wash-
.Miss ( arrie German has returned
from a visit to Houston with rela-
Mrs. Payne Phegley of Temple
visited her parents, Mr. and Mr . W.
Mr. and Mrs.' I,. H. Handy, Mr. and
Mrs. H. P. ( ohb spent Tuesday in
Mr. and Mrs. C. If. Moore and
daughter, Princess Doll, were Austin
Miss Maurine Leonard of Cameron
spent the week-end with Miss Mar-
Misses Gladys Berndt, Viola Tar-
water and Margaret Neal, of San
Marcos, spent the week-end at home.
They were accompanied by Misses
Ruth Day and Elvirie Pfeiffer of San
Mrs. J. C. Womble had as her vis-
itor Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. P. D.
Oliver of Dallas, Mrs. W. H. Oliver,
Mrs. Allen Meyers, Mrs. J. H. Webb
and Miss Jane Oliver oí Bryan, ^
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Cromartie, C. E. The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 23, 1933, newspaper, March 23, 1933; Caldwell, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth175043/m1/4/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.