The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 20, 1933 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CALDWELL NEWS
And The Burleion County Ledger
A Weekly Newspaper Devoted Unreserve dly to the Development and Upbuilding of Burleson County.
Burleeoa Co. Ledger, Vol. 48. No. IS.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. JULY 20. 1933
IN COTTON CUT
Last Minute Rush Of
Belated signatures of over four
hundred farmers at the last minute!
Wednesday evening pushed Burleson |
county's total of contracted cotton ,
acreage reduction to well above the,
seventeen thousand mark, as against ¡
an estimated 13,000, according to an-(
nouncement by G. C. King, county
A total of 1053 contracts, represent-
ing 17,462.26 acres, was reported by
the county agent to the L' nited Stutos j
department of agriculture. The farm-1
ers who agreed to curtail their cot- i
ton acreage by destroying approxi- ¡
mately one-fourth of their crop have i
in cultivation 63,014.6 acres in cotton,
Mr. King said.
The estimated yield of the cotton to
be destroyed ia placed at 170 per acre
of lint cotton.
As a result of the agreement to de-
stroy 17,462.26 acres of growing cot-
ton the 1063 Burleson county farmers
will receive approximately >200,000
from the federal government, in addi-
tion to having options on 6,270 bales
of government owned cotton at 6 cents
A small percentage of farmers of
Also, No Taxes
Otto H. Kahn, senior paitocr of
Kuha, Loeb 4 Co., whose testimony
before tbe Senate Investigating Com-
mittee revealed that no income taxes
were paid by him for tbe years 1930,
'31 and '38.
Cotton Drops 43
Points at Close
As Stocks Slump
Corn and Wheat As Well As
Stock Issues Close Slightly
Cotton took a decided slump Wed-
nesday closing 43 points down from
the previous day's close and 22 points
net lower than the close of a week
this county preferred to settle in cash ago 0ctoJwr was ,,uored at 11.70 at
with the government. These will >e ^ close of profit taking and selling
paid $71,922.86 and will have no op- jj,.nef¡c¡a| rnjns through sections of
tion on cotton now held by the gov- fexaH an(| Ok'ahoma, heretofore
ernment. | drought-stricken, are given as the
On the other hand the fanner who , reasons for the downward trend,
availed themselves of the option clause ; The market held out substantial-
will recsive in cash $124,437.90 and , iy throughout the week, reaching the
will hold options on the 6,270 bales m,w h,K|, 0f 12 cents Tuesday,
of cotton allotted Burleson. Roth wheat and com both took a
,The campaign was highly satis- slight tumble, hem* slightly lower
factory, Mr. King stated. Burleson than a week previous. September
county farmers showed a keen interest Wheat closed Wednesday at 1.06 and
in co-operating fully with the federal 1-2 compared to 1.07 urnl 1-2 last
government in the nation wide battle Wednesday and 1.17 5-8 the close
against depression. Very few refused of Tuesday. September corn drop-
to sign contracts agreeing to destroy ped off 08 1-2 Tuesday to 66 Wednes-
s portion of their crop, though there day and a high of 60 3-4.
were some farmers who were opposed Practically all leading stock issues
to the plan. were reported down and profit tak-
Both farmers and business men of l'r°kers looking with favor on
the county were highly praised by the «light downward dip.
the county agent, who had complete A. .n Aim ■ n m
charge of the campaign for cotton nl (lUiC CT K D T
acreage reduction in Burleson. Mr. 1 LlU V V O 0 1 Alt 1
King said that without the help of
a number of merchants, bankers, and
prbfessional men and the splendid
spirit of co-operstion exhibited by the
leading planters the campaign could
not have been as successful as it was.
The county, he said, did Its full share, Q) Jilty Agent AutholÚZ-
if records from adjoining counties are , m permjf ¿ottoil
taken as a criterion, pledging a cur- AO * J-1 "J11 ^
tailment of practlcnlly 20 per cent I lOWlllg
of the entire acreage in cotton. j
Just when the farmers will receive Plowing up of some seventeen thou-
their money from the government «re. of Burleson county cotton
could not be estimated by Mr. King. *' probably be started the alter
All approved contracts have been for- of ,hls wcek- ««ord.ng to belief
warded to Washington and as soon ™unty * office
as the gigantic task of checking every Instructions are to be mailed out to
contract is completed approximately reach county agents throughout lexas
two hundred thousand dollars will be «"til these instructions
distributed among the more than one P™K™"
thousand farmers. Thi* money, it is ^ ™rrwA out- ( Cü,,nt>-
believed, will begin flowing this way nK'''u
by the beginning of Augnint.
Several Farmers Also
Reported Going to A.
& M. Monday
Nine 4-H Club members and ap-
proximately 26 Burleson county farm
•rs and their wives will attend the
annual short course at A. * M. Col-
lege, beginning Monday morning, ac-
cording to G. C. King, county agent.
Due to so many farmers being oc-
cupied at the present time with the
cotton reduction program the Bt ■-
leson county representation will be
substantially reduced this year, as
compared to former years, Mr. King
stated. A minimum of 36 citizens,
including the club members, is ex-
pected to take advantage of the an-
nual schooling in modern farming.
The club members who will go to
the university, because of their out-
standing accomplishments in club
work during the past year, are:
Steve Shiller, Deanville; Millie
Kristof, San Antonio Prairie; Frank
Sefcik, Cooks Point; Annie Lee Mynar,
Hlavaty school; Wa'ter Gasper,
Chriosman; Robert Worthington,
Cooks Point, Ludwig Kuchera, Birch;
Alvin Dushek, San Antonio Prairie
and Clemens Kovar, Snook.
The expenses of the club workers
will be borne by the Burleson County
Chamber of Commerce, Mr. King
stated. Individual farmers defray
their own expenses, these being nomin-
Those desiring to take advantage of
the short course, who have not yet
Wail Sc. Plot
Herbert B. WUtins, general man-
dón Guardias group at
ager of the Unioa
Detroit, made most sensational
ehargss ia his testimony st the grand
jary qui* on the cause of Michigan '
peat braak eras has. He char "
Wall Street plot to "get
ftrd as Satap the saase.
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Many From County
To. Attend State,
Rev. Horak To Head Delegation
To Sunday School
Aged Resident Follows
Son to Grave Within
Death this week removed two mem-
bers of a well known Burleson county
family, when Tommie Jones, aged 36,
died at an early hour Monday morn-
ing, followed by the death of his aged
father, W. S. Jones, 76, Tuesday even-
ing at 1 o'clock.
Both the younger and older Jones
were ill only a few days, Tommie be-
ing a victim of acute Bright's disease,
while the elder Jones was stricken
Funeral services were conducted for
the young man Monday evening at
4 o'clock at the home of his sister,
Mrs. C. C. Collins. Rev. W. O. Wright,
pastor of the First Baptist church
was in charge.
Tommie Jones was well known
throughout Burleson county and en-
joyed a large number of friends. He
is survived by his rj§£fe and 2 children,
besides one broker and five sisters.
The elder JonsH^or many years was
one of the molt highly respected
farmers of this county, enjoying the
friendship and esteem of all who knew
Burleson Superintendent Goes him. He had been a resident of this
To College station Next Week city for many years.
So Betty Jumped
The Caldwell Newa, VoL «. No. M.
BALE OF NEW
Joe Paukrt Wins Honor
For Second Year In
All Mr Ufe Betty La Qnmi
wanted to make a parachute leap.
She get her chance at the Nattiosl
Air races and before 85,000 people
made the leap, the chute opened, aha
landed safely, then Betty
her pipe to aSaa&r the nam
Hare Will Attend
State Meeting Of
Funeral services for the aged citizen
were conducted at the family residence
J. M. Hare, county school superin- Wednesday evening by Rev. W. O.
Undent, will leave here Monday morn- Wright, with a large number of sor-
for College Station, where he will at- rowing friends in attendance.
tend the annual convention of the The deceaged is 8Urvived by aix
county superintendents of Texas. |children) Mrs. Cllff Collins, Mrs. An-
Mr. Hare, who looks after the re- drew Taylort Mrs. G w. Middle ton,
qmreinents of the teventy-odd rural , Bl)n niilliiiMf; all nf
schools of Burleson, hopea
END OF WEEK
Mrs. Crystal Back
From Market Trip
With Fall Stocks
Representatives of the Brethren
churches of Caldwell, New Tabor,
Cooks Point, Snook and Dime Box,
headed by Rev. F. H. Horak, pastor
and president of the Sunday School
of the Evangelical Unit of Czech-
Moravian Brethren churches, will
leave this morning for the annual
convention at Ocker. The convention
will open Thursday morning and
will continue through Thursday.
In addition to the five delegates,
representing the five Burleson coun-
ty churches, probably thirty or more
members of the church will attend
Several thousand people from all
parts of Texas arc expected at the
convention which is one of the most
important meetings of the Brethren
The federal department of agricul-
ture, however, Tuesday issued per-
mission to county aifents to authorize
the plowing of lands, where an emer-
gency exists, it was stated. Farmers
who are desirous, on account of cli-
1 matic conditions and necessity, of
planting feed crops on the land con-
tracted to the government will lie
given permission by the county ngent,
it was said to plow down the grow-
After nearly a woek spent in Dal- ¡ng cotton at once.
las markets, Mrs. Al Crystal, of j - Farmers who are not in immediate
Rosenwaser's Store, returned Satur- need of their land for feed crops for
«lay with the announcement that she their own consumption, however, are
had made an unusually heavy pur- warned to await final instructions
fhase of ladies' ready-to-wear fall from Washington.
and early winter stocks. | In no case, it was said should a
The markets, Mrs. Crystal stated, farmer plow his land without getting
were alive with buyers from neighbor- authority from the county agent, and
ing states and indications arc that Mr. King stated that, unless an emer-
clothhg has just started on the up- K^y exists, no one will be given that
ward trend. She said that everything permission until final word has come
pointed to higher prices and early buy- from Washington
•n would aave conalderable money. j Preparations will be under way, it
Mr*. Crystal made heavy purchaaea '■ ,'plioviwl- *'i,h,in n ''"f "u,rt
and aoon will be offering to her thousands of plows throughout Bur-
patrons the latest feminine croationa ,p °n to ">ninet * T!®
in dresses, suits and millinery the ¡J one thousand farmers to do their
•mart tilings for fall and winter. Wt ,n the
greatest depression of all times.
To Preach Union
Rev. Anderson of the Presby-
terian Church To Have
, . , ,, . Mrs. Will Collins, of Fort Worth, and
obtain favorable informat.on re- M.^Jy JoneSi yeQ knQWn fmploy~ of
garding the financial condition of the H Chevrolet Company. *
schools of this state, as well as to
acquire some new ideas to promote • • ■ ...
the better interests of education in MpffMnt Mr 9Pflt
this state. W "
The county superintendents will be
in convention the major part of next
week, it was stated. Practically every
county in the stato will be represent-1
ed and the convention is destined to
be one of the most important yet Manager of Hendler-Moore Sees
held, dud to the many problems con- Much Higher Prices This
fronting public school education in' pajj
Of Buying Early
Hatchery Sold To
La Grange Man;
Is To Be Larger
E. G. Albers Buys Caldwell
Plant Planning Im-
The Sunshine Hatcheries, which for
a number of years, supplied the poul-
try needs of Burleson county, this
week became the property of E. G.
Albers, La Grange, owner of a string
of hatcheries in this section of the
Mr. Albers, who has been here since
the beginning of the week, stated that
he expected to instell new and modern
equipment to substantially increase
the present capacity of the Caldwell
ery, which is Ijí.gOO chicks,
ñ addition to having a hatchery
at La Grange, his home, Mr. Albers
operates smilar enterprises at Burton,
Bellville, Industry and Rosenberg.
Every effort will be put forth, Mr.
Albers stated, to give Burleson coun-
ty a successful and highly efficient
hatchery to the end that the poultry
needs of the farmers of the county
will be fully supplied.
A resident manager will be named
within a few days and plans for the
formal opening of the hatchery will
be perfected without delay, the new
owner stated today.
Cade Enters Two
In Contest For
Trip To Chicago
Chas Cade, local Ford dealer, an-
nounced this morning his salesmen's
participation in the "World's Fair
Contest" conducted by the dealers of
the Houston Branch of the Ford Motor
Company, during the months of June
This is the most outstanding sales
program in which Ford dealers in this
section have ever participated, said Mr.
Cade, and entails extensive activity
directed with the idea of acquainting
the public with the outstanding fea-
tures to be found in the new Ford
jV-8 car and the new Ford 8-cylinder
j truck recently introduced.
The fifty leading salesmen in this
I contest, winners to bn determined on
¡a point basis, will rectfve for their
reward a prepaid expense trip to the
Century of Progress Exposition at
Chicago, and in addi' on a trip to the
factories of the Foro Motor Company
The weekly Sunday night union re-
ligious services on the courthouse Bl '>ca,'born
square will be conducted by Rev. Har- Cade «pressed the hope that
vard A. Anderson, pastor of the,his two ««leamen would be represent-
Somerville and Caldwell Presbyterian
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churches, according to announcement
Last Sunday night Rev. W. O. Many From Caldwell
Wright, of the First Baptist church, i
delivered a forceful sermon to a large
crowd which assembled for the second
Special musical numbers will be
Attend Barbecue And
Dance at Dime Box
Unprecedented price increases will
be experienced during the coming
months, according to C. H. Moore,
manager of Hendler-Moore, who re-
turned Wednesday morning from a
business trip to Dallas, where he made
heavy purchases of fall stocks.
Mr. Moore, who is one of the most
progressive business men in Burle-
son county, visited the leading clothing
manufacturers of the north Texas
metropolis. From them he learned
that "high prices are coming rapid-
ly," and indications are merchandise
will be well above the 1929 price level.
"Priccs are soaring," Mr. Moore
suid, "every day; manufacturers are
withdrawing price lists and refusing
to quote except from day to day. In
fact I had the experience of seeing
prices revised while I was making pur-
hases—and the revision is steadily
Citizens of Burleson county ablo to
purchase clothing at this time are
urged by the head of one of the lead-
in department stores of this city to
do so without delay. They will save
a great deal of money, Mr. Moore
claims, if they do their shopping early,
because in the next few weeks every-
thing will lie considerably higher.
Second Hand Auto
Sales Room Here To
Open by End July
PLAN FOR RT 36
State Engineer Confers
The formal opening of the 1933
.•otton season occurred in Caldwell
•diortly after noon Wednesday, when
Joe Paukrt, thrifty farmer, residing
on the Frank Marek farm, four miles
west of the city, brought the initial
bale to the Vykukal west Caldwell gin.
Mr. Paukrt's bale tipped the seal*
at 512 and classed strict middling.
The Giddings Sales Company, through
J. L. Giddings, paid the highest price
in recent years when they gave the
farmer 12 and one^half cents per
p >und for the staple.
In addition tc receiving free ginning
from Joe Vykukal, owner of two of
Caldwell's leading gin plants, Mr.
Paukrt was presented with a premium
by the Burleson County Chamber of
Commerce, it was said.
The first bale of the 1933 season was
Ijrought to town more than 10 days
ahead of the first bale of the 1932
•rop—and the honor goes to the man
who succeeded in paving the way in
1932, Joe Paukrt, who has the dis-
tinction of being the first one to gin
u bale of cotton in the county for the
past two successive years.
The 19.13 bale brought exactly dou-
ble that commanded by the 1932 bale.
Last year the first bale came in on
the 30th of July and weighed 475
pounds. It waj bought by the Gid-
dings Sales Company for 6 and one-
fourth cents, a premium of approxi-
mately 1 cent being paid for it.
Reports from various sections of
Burleson indicate tliat by next week,
there will be several bales find by
the beginning of August the 1933
crop will be well under way.
It was reported yesterday that a
bale from the river bottoms was gin-
ned at Bryan but the honor of winning
the annual premium was accorded
Mr. Paukrt, who not only raised his
cotton in Burleson county but ginned
For Road Through
Its Main Street
Burleson County Delegation
Heard by Highway
The highway situation in Burleson
county took on a brighter hue Wed-
nesday afternoon following a visit to
this county by State Highway Engin-
eer, Gibb Gilchrist and members of
his staff. Mr. Gilchrist made a tour
of Highway 30 from the Milam
county line through Caldwell, Lyons,
and Somerville, with the view of pass-
ing judgement on the proposed re-
routing of Highway 30 from Caldwell
to the Washington county line. The
proposed new route would miss the
towns of Lyons and Somerville en-
Upon receipt of a letter from Mr.
Gilchrist by the Chamber of Com-
merce on Tuesday, representatives
from Lyons and Somerville were in-
vited to meet him a! Cald-
well Wednesday and discuss the re-
routing of this road. The party drove
over the entire route, discussed with
Mr. Gilchrist the injuries and in-
justices to be passed on to Lyons and
Somerville should the road !«• routed
on the East side of I he Santa Fe
A determined stand has been taken
by the citizens of Somerville in an ef-
fort to get the state highway com-
mission to alter its plans of routing
highway 30 one and a half miles east
of the Santa Fe railroad, thereby
passing up both Somerville and Lyons.
A delegation of eastern Burleson
taxpayers, headed by Congressman J'.
P. Buchanan, appeared before the
highway commission at Austin last
week and made an earnest appeal for
consideration of the two towns that
will be off No. 30 if present plans
are carried out.
Congressman Buchanan, though not
a resident of Burleson, made a fervent
plea for protection of the interests of
small incorporated communities and
strongly urged the favoruhle consider-
ation of the request of Burleson tax-
State Highway Engineer Gilchrist is
aid to have assured the delegation
that another survey of the road would
bt made immediately and every ef-
iort put torth to protect Somerville
It is understood, since the Somer-
ville delegation went to Austin, that
state engineers have been investigat-
ing the possibility of constructing
tlie highway through the towns of
SomciAiilc and Lyons. They unoffi-
A large crowd of Caldwell and Bur-
leson county folks journeyed tc Dime
rendered, it was said, by members of Box Tuesday evening for the barbe-
the various denominations participst- CUI?) í¡ven by the s P> j, s T 80<.iety
ing in the services. an(j indicate the affair was
The subject of Rev. Anderson's ser-1 highly successful.
mon, it was stated, will be "Feeding; A well attended dance followed the
on Ashes." The public is cordially in- barbecue and those from this city who
vited to attend. The services are were present reported the entire pro-
scheduled to begin at 8 o'clock Sun- gram was carried out to the satisfac-
day night, it was announced. ¡tion of the large crowd.
A second-hand automobile sales
room will bo opened in the Harvey railroad so as to miss these towns.
building, adjoining the Caldwell News Afler lhl< party ,.,.tm.nw| to Cnld
office, within the next few days, ac-¡wi,|] jn the afternoon. Mr. Gilchrist |cially reported that it would be diffi-
cording to announcement 'today by ¡ nu,t Xvith representatives of Caldwell i cull. >iue to Ihe necessity of h largo
Steve Neal, well known proprietor of^() (j¡Scuss with them the method of|S curve in entering Somerville. liow-
the Neal's Barbershop. I routing Highway 30 through this city, i ever. Burleson county citizens. deter-
In addition to handling second-hand _\ir tíilehrist suggested that the , mined to win the battle, have assured
cars, Mr. Nnal will also have a com-
plete stock of repair parts and will
where it would intersect With the | rights-of-way and removal of build
proposed new routing of Highway 21,lings vero ioncerned.
The building is being remodelod for turn down Highway 21 and follow that Representatives of the highwtty com-
Caldwell's newest business and formal route to the point where Highway ¿1 mission were reported in the vicinity
opening is expected some time dur-
ing the coming week.
conduct a furniture repairing depart-
road be brought in toward Caldwell the highway commission of the re-
on its present routing to the point j moval of all obstacles, in so far as
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