The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1938 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL. 53—No. 26
AND THE BURLESON COVNTY LEDGER
CALDWELL, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1938
SUBSCRIPTION |1.50 A Y1
Plans for County
Fair Go Forward
As Date Nears
Communities (letting Ex*
hibits Ready for Three-
Plans for the Burleson County
Fair were moving forward thin
week ax communities throughout
the county were notified to begin
vork on collecting choice products
for their exhibits. County schoyls.
1-H Clubs and FFA boys were the
♦/irst to l>egin "getting their things
ogether for the Fair", County
Agent Perkins said.
Meetings in practically every
community in the county will Ik*
held within the nut few days in
the interest of the Fair, it was an
A number 1 carnival will be se-
lected this week for the three-day
«position set for October 27, 28
and 2 , and large "stickers" adver-
tising the event have already been
qQ listributed in most parts of the
Perkins stated tlmt 75 FFA and
l-H Club l«iys will gather at the
Kair grounds Saturday to begin
leaning off the 20-aere site. An
Application for an NYA project was
completed this week and mailed to
state offices where, if it is approv-
ed«the grounds will In put in first
•It. shape for the Fair by NYA
Work will start next week on the
Fair catalog which will be distrib-
uted throughout the county.
fallan Capera, Jr.
AUSTIN. The Senate investi-
gating committee, concluding its
hearings on the Colorado River
flood oi' July, last week saw the
t) teres t* of washed out farmers in
river valley all but forgotten,
/ lawyers clcverly transformed
^committee investigation into an
. ¿tioneering campaign in behalf
f bond is ues in 15 or more towns
and cities to build competing muni-
pal electric generating or distrib-
uting plants. A. J. Wirt* general
attorney for CRA and Everett
Looney, attorney representing the
City of Austin in the hearings,
«Tabbed the headlines and effective-
ly tied the hands of the private
power companies, by obtaining,
hrough Attorney Goneral William
Sic Craw, an injunction forbidding
the Texas Power & Light Co. and
the Central Power & Light Co.,
from presenting their side of the
•ontrovcisy to the voters. An ob-
jure district judge, Raymond Gray
>f San Saba, issued a sweeping
temporary order on an exparte
hearing, forbidding the power com-
panies and their employes from in
*ny manner presenting facts or ar-
guments against the bond issues
u) the voten of affected towns.
(Continued on last page)
What's the Answer?
By COWARD riNCH
IViHV DO WOMEN
right to lefts
EFORK the days of curefully
studied and rigidly followed
schedules for infant welfare which
are prevalent today, the mothers of
the old school believed that the right
and proper way to keep a baby hap-
py wus to carry him about with
them practlcully all day long every-
where they went This kept their
right hand occupied so constantly
• that they changed the buttoning of
their garment from the natural
right ulde to the left in order that
they could .still hoíd their baby and
button their clothes in the same mo-
* • Western Newspaper Union.
Huge Loss of Life In World War
Haunts Memories of Statesmen
"Diplomats striving to prevent the world from being
plunged into another great war are haunted by the memories
of the last world conflict," says The Dallas Morning News.
The bulk of the American troops reached the firing lim-s
in September before the Armistice on November 11, 1918,
and most of the American casualties were between thoae dates.
Just what it would have been had the war continued another
year we can only imagine.
Here is what it cost in human lives und sufferings ac-
cording to The News which gath red the statistics from the
Prisoners and Total
British Emp. 908,371
Services Are Held
Last Friday For
John P. Newcomb
Heart Attack Thursday Is
Fatal to Highly Respected
Funeral services for John P.
Newcomb, 73, were held at the
He.rvey-Schiller Funeral Home Fri-
Jay afternoon at 4 o'clock, with the
Revs. A. S. Broaddus and A. E.
Harrison, officiating. Mr. Newcomb
died in his sleep Thursday morn-
ing, September 22, from a heart
attack. Burial v as in the Masonic
The deceased, a successful farm-
or and highly respected citizen, was
oorn June I ft, 1865, at Providcnce.
Me had been a membsr of the Bap-
tist church since childhood. He mov-
ed to Caldwell thirty yoars ago, but
continued his farming activities un-
til his death.
He is survived by his wife; two
laughters, Mrs. Sarah Bentley and
Mrs. (Í. W. Wood, both of Houston;
one son. Jeff B. Newcomb, of Cald-
well; three brothers, Henry, Will
and Lack Newcomb, all of this
county; one sister, Mrs. John Scott
>f Fort Worth, and four grand-
Hornets I^ose Second
Non-conference (¿ame. 7-0
In a hard-fought game that
proved to be a thriller from the
starting whistle, the Jasper Bull-
Hogs defeated Caldwell Friday at
jasper, 7 to 0. A pass in the third
period netted the Bulldogs a touch-
"The Hornets looked about 50
per cent better Friday night than
they did a week l efore when Rock-
dale beat us in the opening game
of the season," Coach E. E. Dar-
iiy said here this week. "We played
a strong defensive game, but were
mighty weak on the offense."
The Caldwell gridmen returned
Home from Jasper, a distance of
¿45 miles, in good physical condi-
tion. It was a non-district game.
F. F. A. News
Six members of the Caldwell
■hapter of the Future Farmers of
America attended a meeting of the
Bryan district, which was held in
Hearne, Thursday, September 21.
Th y were: Roy Herrmann, Eugtnc
lloluhec, Ernest Pavías, Emmanuel
lackxon, A. C. Kaltwa <ser and Ju-
lius Skrivanek. They were accom-
panied by their instructor, W. W.
Officers elected for the district
were: Fred Fenara, Hearne, presi-
lent; John Henry Merchant, Frank-
lin, vie -president; Fay Galloway,
Bryan, secretary; James Dotson,
Hearne, treasurer; Rny Galloway,
Rryan, reporter; Ernest Pavías
Caldwell, farm watch dog; H. L.
Na h, Normangee, parliamentarian,
snd W. W. Mclllroy, Caldwell, ad-
Each chapter in the Bryan dis-
trict expects to send d legates to
ihe Eleventh National F. F. A.
Convention which will be hold in
Kansa City, Mo., October 16-21.
COURT HOUSE HEWS
Philip Conerway and Lillie Mae
W. H. Whisenant, 1938 Chevro-
let Deluxe town sedan.
W. H. Hundley, 1938 Chevrolet
Deluxe town sedan.
John Toupal, 1938 Ford Tudor
Hays Bowers et ux to W. L.
Stateham, 140 acres out of the
John Bird League; consideration,
J. S. Teague et ux to Robert Jas-
ter, 1-4 acre out of the L. Dickin-
son League; $15.
Nora Brinkman et vir to Herman
Benn, 114 1-2 acres out of the
lames Buchanan league; $(W7.
Lillie Johnson et al to Chip'i
Harrison et ux —undivided inte est
in 100 acres of land out of fie
Aaron Dykles Survey; $1 and ot• j
E. W. Heran and wife, Julia, to
Gus A. Wolntan. Undivided one-
third interest in lots 3, 4, 6, 6 and
7, Blk. 10, West Caldwell and the
Gin on said lots.
Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Co. to Chemical Bank and Trust
Co. of New York City, trustee;
mortgage to secure kinds not to
exceed two hundred million dollar .
County Meet Is
To Be Held At
Snook This Year
Officers Are Named
The county league meet will be
held at Snook this year, according
to announcement this week by J.
Malvin Hare, county superinten-
dent. Dates for the meet were not
Interscholastic league directors
for this year have been announced
B. J. Sebesta, Snook, director
general; Waldo Dalchau, Snook, di-
rector of arithmetic; George Lesi-
kar, Deanville, director of debate;
Miss Doris Clampitt, Caldwell, di-
rector of spelling; Miss Byrdie
stone, Somerville, director of mu-
sic tfiemory; Miss Margaret Young,
Caldwell, director of extemporane-
jus speech; Mrs. Lois Giesenschlag,
Snook,, director of declamation;
Prank Maresh, San Antonio, direc-
tor of 3-R contest; E. I). Kristoff,
Rirdsong, director of choral club;
R. R. Novasod, Cook's Point, direc-
tor of number sense; W. L. Wood,
Chrieaman, director of one-act
i lays; Miss Elsie Pokorney, Snook,
ürector of essay writing; Eugene
Terry, Hix, director of picture
memory; Miss Annie L. Drgac,
Cook's Point, director of story tell-
Suit* Filed for District Court
H. H. Worn ble vs. E. L. Gasp r,
suit to foreclose on Vendor's lien
Irene Scott vs. Charlie Scott, suit
Mrs. Lucie G ra bow Leonard vs.
J. R. Wilson, suit to foreclose Ven-
dor's lien nots.
Alma Howard vs. Homer Howard
suit for divorce.
Frank Blazck vs. Imperial Life
Insurance Co., suit on contract.
Will Wooldridge vs, Maggie
Wooldridge, suit for divorce.
Maggie Young vs. David Young,
suit for divorce.
Avalwyn Yarbrough vs. E. H.
Yarbrough, suit for divorc .
Meet Here Last
General school problems, their
relr.tion to the teachers and the
schools, were discussed at a me 't-
mg of the white teachers of Birle-
son county in the district court-
room Sal ui day W. E. Driskill.
ieputy stntc superintendent of this
listrict, led the discussion. Six'y-
•ight of the seventy nine tenchi rs
«vere present, County Superinten-
lent Hare stated.
The next meeting of the teachers
will be in th • form of a social
gathering. Mr. Hare said, however,
the time and place hus not been
Squirrel Season To
Open Here Saturday
Game Warden Bogus?h announced
here today that the squiircl
season will open In Burleson county.
Saturday, October I, and will close
Sunday, December 31.
To Hear Wallace
At Fort Worth
Secretary of Agriculture
To Discuss Cotton
Approximately twenty-five Bur-
leson county farmers will go to
Fort Worth Friday, where thry
will hear Henry A. Wallace, sec-
rotary of agriculture, dyscuss the
nntionn! farm problem from the
southern viewpoint, County Agent
present farm program as it applies
to cotton, County Agent Perkins
Mr. Wallace will deliver his ad-
dress to the farmers of Texas and
the South in the Will Rogers Coli-
seum at 11:30 a.m. His speech will
be broadcast over the National
Broadcasting Company's Farm and
Home Hour on a coast-to-coast
network. The Fort Worth meeting
will be the Secretary's first trip
into the heart of Texas to discuss
cotton with the farmers of Texas
and other southwestern states.
EIGHTEEN YEARS A60
Mrs. Jackson Dies
In San Antonio
Former County Resident
Succumbs Following Illness
Friends and relatives were noti
fied here last week of the death of
Mrs. B. G. Jackson, the former
Miss Bessie Porter of this county.
In ill health for more than two
years, she passed away in a Sun
Antonio hospital, Tuesday night,
Funeral services were held Ft i
¡lay at Sat! Marcos, where she liv <1
several years before moving to
Uvalde a year ago.
She is survived by hi r husband,
two daughters, her father, W. B.
Porter, of (¡ause; one sister, Mrs.
Will Bain, of Port A.lhur, and
four brothers, J. W. Porter, of
Caldwell. Cecil Porter, of 111
Charlie Porter, of Milano, and
Lawrence Porter, of Port Arthur.
In order that daily newspaper
readers may better visualize
"war" events in Europe, and
.•onsidcr the time of day events
¿re occuring. here is a handy
table showing the difference in
Caldwell time and that of Euro-
When it is 12 o'clock noon in
Caldwell, if is:
0 p.m. in I.ondon.
6 p.m. in Paris.
7 p.m. In Bcrni.
7 p.m. in Rome.
7 p.m. in Prague.
8 p.m. in Moscow.
Fraternities at the U:
Texas "pledged" 882 men
close of a three-day rush
was reported here thia weak
list "pledges" or probatioi
members includes Melvin
wasser, of this city, who "]
Sigma Alpha Mu.
Installs New Equipment
H. B. Dowell, manager of
City Tailor Shop, announced
week that he has installed
most modern dry cleaning
ment "on the market". He stated
that the new equipment la strictly
snnitary and performs its work in ,
the most scientific and highly ap- ¡
proved manner. Viaitors are wel-
come to se? the new machinery In
action, he said.
In College Chorus
Mae Bess Savage,
Dr. and Mrs. R. J.
been selected as
a member of the
at John Tarleton
College, Stephenville. The chorua,
composed of some seventy of the
best singers in the institution, is
directed by R. Berton Coffin
fessor of voice and director
semble singing. Miss Savage
The nation paused to ob.vrve Conaitution day September 17, sym-
bolized by Howard Chandler Christy's famous painting reproduced above.
The painting shows George Washington addressing the Constitutional
convention in Philadelphia, while at the top are figures symbolizing
phrases) of the preamble to the Constitution and elements In the 151
years of progress under that document.
Burleson county has started a
fund for a soldier's memorial and
every man, woman and child will
be given an opportunity to donate.
An attempt will l>c made to raise
$5,000 for th's purpose.
An airplane landed at Weider-
noUUs Park Saturday and . car. jed
jp passengers during th? day.
Pete Matus, senior member of
the firm of Matus and Slovacek,
•old drinks and Raleigh remedies,
nas sold his interest in the busi-
ness to John Mikeska.
Wirt Bain, 5-year-olu son of Mrs.
Verna Bain, was hit by an automo-
bile in front of the Isis Theatre
Puesday night. An ugly wound was
.nade on the little fellow's head.
The Oil Mill steamed up and be-
gan the season's run Monday with
.•verything working nicely. Manag
er H. W. Bates expects to keep the
mill going a* Jong as cotton seed
.•an be obtained to justify opera-
Famine is reported to be racing
in China as a result of which forty
nillion Chinese are reported as be-
ng on thi verge of starvation and
are pleading piteously for charit-
able assistance. Peasants are se'd
t>y their parents at six cents a piece
in order to procure needed relitf.
Maass Family Of
Hurt In Accident
Mr. and Mrs. Otto L. Maass, of
Lyons, received serious injuries and
other members of their family were
painfully hurt \vh ti their car was
in a head-on collision Sunday night
with another car that is said to
have had no lights. Mrs. Maass is a
sister of Mesdames Con Kalt.was-
ser and H. Wolff, and John Ernst,
>f this city, and Mr. Maass is a
brother of Mrs. A. (\ Windel, also
of Caldwell. The crash occurred
Mrs. Maass had most of her low-
er tcith I.nockcd out and received
cuts and bruises on her face. Pain-
ful injurien to his eyes and h ad
were suffered by Mr. Maass. who
also has a broken shoulder and
Other occupants of the car wei "
Otto Maa^s Jr., Walter Maass, and
Katherinr Mawss, who received cuts
*nd bruises. Thu.v were taken to
the St. Francis Hospital at Bren-
nam for treatment.
Pa vinar of Highway
36 Nears Lyons
More than three miU's of paving
on Highway 36 had been laid
through Wednesday, and it is t x-
pected that paving will reach
Lyons by Saturday if fair weather
Hornets To Battle
Here Friday Night
Locals To Be In Good
Shape for First Conference
Tilt of Season .
Showing markedj4mpfsovemeTit in
practice sessiona^this week, the
Caldwell Hornets will play theii
first conference% game of the sea-
son tomorrow night when Waller
«ill be the visitors.
Although every effort was made
oy The News to get information re-
garding the Waller team, we w-ere
unable to do so. However, we have
learned that Waller is picked by
many in the district to occupy the
.reliar position again this year in
the conference. They have lost
their first two games of the season,
having been defeated by Navasota
and Webster. Caldwell slaughtered
Waller last year, 51 to 0. Tomorrow
night's tilt will start promptly at
Four other district 35-B members
will battle Friday nigh :. Brenham
goes to Hempstead and Lexington
iounv ys to Bellville.
To Receive Loan Cotton
Krystinik t Son's bonded public
warehouse has been approved by
the Commodity Credit Corporation
to recive loan cotton and issue un-
der its assured receipts the "Ware-
housemans Certificate Waiver", an
essential part of the loan papera,
it was announced bore this week.
Farmers will now ba able to re-
ceive loan money for their ootton
tn full the day it is delivered at
the warehouse, It was said.
Revival at Snook
-Rev. F. J. Kostohrys, of Temple,
will conduct a revival meeting at
the Czech-Moravian Brethren
Church at Snook, beginning Ifon
day night, October 8, and
ing through Friday night,
7. Services will be held
jnly« starting promptly
The public is extended a cordial
invitation to attend each service.
Sleeping Occupants Have
Fire at 1 a.m. Sunday destroyed
the Jim Philp residence in south-
west Caldwell. Insurance in the
amount of $2000 -$1000 on tha
furniture and $1000 on the build-
ing-was carried. The two-story
structure was owned I y the Van-
Origin of the fire >s unknrwn.
Mr. Philp stat d that the entire
building seemed to have been
ablaze before the alarm could be
sounded. Occupants of the house
barely awaken°d in time to escape
Somerville (Jets WPA
i'urb. Gutter Project
SAN ANTONIO.—Approval of
thirty-seven Works Progress Ad-
ministration projects involving ex-
penditures of $520,453 in Federal
funds and $293,973 supplied by
local governmental agencies, was
announced today hy Stearns S.
Fucker, deputy state administra-
Among projects approved, with
«mount r.f Federal funds, «ponsors'
funds, and number of workers to
o employed, is one for Somerville
—•Construct curb and gntter, storm
inlets, and lay gravel Surface on
Main Street; Federal funds, $6,-
177; sponsor's funds, $8,149; work-
New Street Maintainer
The City of Caldwell has pur-
chased a new McCormick-Deering
street maintainer, which arrived
Monday and was put into immedi-
ate use. The large six-wheel ma-
chine, equipped with rubber tires,
represents a cost of approximately
$2500, and is capable of keeping
the city's dirt and gravel streets
in A-l condition.
Letter Writing Week
October 2-8 is National Lett:r
Writing Week, according to Post-
master George Kocurek. He urg s
patrons of the Caldwell postoffi e
to "write that letter you have been
putting off so long" during th t
Manages Dallas Beauty Salon
Miss Olga Skrabanek, formerly
of this city, has been appoint? I
manager of the Albert Beauty Sa-
lon in Dallas, according to a Dallas
The paper stated that Miss Skra-
•>anek is recognized as an expert
in the art of permanent waving and,
since going to Dallas two years
ago, has built up an exceptional
following among Dallas women.
(Prices sub.iect to change)
Cotton, strict middling 8.25
Cottonseed, per ton $19
Meal, per sack $1.85
Meal in ton lots ... $24
Hulls, per ton $8
Hogs, per pound 5c-7Hc
II. Jes 5c
Butter, per pound .. sOc in trade
Hens, per pound 12c-14c
Bakers, per pound 12c
Koo t:.rs, per pound 7c
Turkeys, No. 1 hens ... 12c
Turkeys, No. 2 8c
Old Toms, pound 8c
Toms, No. 1 12c
Ducki. — 10c
G >?s.' 7c
Butterfat, No. 1 „20c
Butterfat, No. 2 ... ... 18c
.Attejid The County Fair Here October 27, 28,
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Smith, G. A. The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1938, newspaper, September 29, 1938; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth175325/m1/1/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.