The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 13, 1940 Page: 1 of 6
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®hc Caldwell 5ímts
AND THE BURLESON COUNTY LEDGER
VOLUME LV—NUMBER 9
CALDWELL, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 13. 1940
PRICE flJO A YEAR—ft CENTS A
"I'm awaiting the day," wrote
« West Texas scribe last week,
''when Adolf Hitler will stand be-
fore the bar of justicc and plead
hit cause, and in the jury box will
J sit: A Pole, a Czech, an Austrian,
a Dutchman, a Belgian, an Fnglish-
msn, a Frenchman and about five
Yes, one would about guess Hei r
Hitler's fate if confronted by 12
such representatives of ahuaid
• * * •
An old, old joke: It's ul out th ■
[man who was ask d, "Can y .u play
, jl üi^no?" and he an-.wen■ !,
don t know- 1 nev r tried."
* * ♦ •
A colored minister makes th.-
[following suggest i ns to motorists:
At 25 miles, sing, "I am But a
Stranger Here, Heaven Is My
At 46 miles, "Nearer My God To
At 56 miles, "I'm N'earing The
\ Port and Will Soon Bo Hojne."
At 66 miles, "When th? Roll Is
-ailed Up Yond-'r, I'll Be There."
At 75 miles. "Lord, I'm Coming
Definition: From Oscar Amer-
[inger's new book, "If You Don't
I Wáiken," quoted by the State
"Politics is the art by which
[politician* obtain campaign con-
tributions from the rich and votes
from the poor, on the pretext of
protecting each from the other."
• • * •
'About Town: Robert Lee (Monk)
ik. probably the greatest ath-
lete ever to finish Caldwell high
school, home on a "forced" vaca-
tion. Monk, who hate-t to admit he's
% old to be taking part in sports,
recently broke his rollar bone and
•houlder while playing baseball
with the Baytown Oilers, a semi-
pro team. . . . Walter Clyde Jonw,
an employee of the Harvey-Schil-
ler Funeral Home, is now a full-
fledged undertaker. He has been
notified that he passed the final
examination given by the Texas
State Board of Embalming, and is
t)B firat Burleson county man to
remive an embalm r's license in
the past 25 years. . . . Joe Toupal.
filling atation operator here for
aovaral yean, moving to Austin
where he is connected with an in-
surance firm. . . . Frank Spruill
waa probably the happiest man in
jwn Saturday. The reason: He held
ticket that won a registered
African saddle horse at the Yoa-
kum Tom-Tom. The horse, valued
at $200, cost Spruill exactly* fifty
. . . John Seibert and Her*
Aknw, vice-president and
lAnr, respectively, of the First
Bank at Deanville, rolling up their
sleeves and helping remodel the
bank, built in 1910. Both the exter-
ior and interior arc being re-
worked. • • • Frank Bliaka, inviting
he sees to attend the big
"fat-together" «t the Birch school-
Sunday. Candidates will
at 2 P.M., he says. . . . E. E.
Margaret Berndt, Toaimyc
Cari Facha, registering for
aummer aeaaion at A. & M.
College Frank VaJ4ak and Pat
ftlage, leaving for Austin Monday
frtkera they have been summoned
for Jury service. . . . "Icky Mc-
r. a patient in St. Francis
pital, Brenham. . . . Ben Mac
joining Uncle Sam's army
fort Silt, Oklahoma.
WV rOfc VBA f^APK^r IS
PMLY RAR.T OF WHAT IT
QO$1?<*\VE GOTTA HAVE
iift APS 'U JOBPRIUTN'
TOO, /F THIS TOWJ10
HAVE A N&VSPAPeR,
Medical Supplies to Be Flown to France
This picture, taken at Port Washington, Long laland, shows Polly
Pope and Edin Harter, Red Creaa staff assistants, loading medical aup-
plice aboard tranaatlaatlc clipper plane for France. The supplies were
donated by the American National Red Croas, Washington, D. C., for
aae la the war.
County and Precinct Candidates
Must File by Midnight Saturday
John J. Toupal
Is Candidate For
A Second Term
Asks Voters To Re-Elect
Him To The Office
Of County Clerk
Announcement of the candidacy
of John J. Toupal, county cleiv
for Burleson county, was made
today hy this officer, who is serv-
ing his first t rm and is asking
voters of the county for another
term in office.
Mr. Toupal wishes to assure the
public that he will, if re-elected,
continue to serve the ptople of
Burleson County in a manner that
will he satisfactory to all. and is
asking re-election on his first
term's service. His statement fol-
"With the valuable experience I
have gained during the past one
and one-half years in my service
to you as county clerk, I feel that
I can be of even greater service to
the people of Burleson County in
the future, and am therefore asking
another term in office, with the
assurance that I shall continue, if
re-elected, to render the best serv-
ice of which I am capable.
"The very heavy amount of
Turn to No. 7, column 4, laat page)
! CMRT RUSEREVS
William E. Lo.hr and Evelyn
R. D. Thompson and Lucile dem-
Will King and Mattie Jones.
Miss Euphie Lang and others to
F. W. Sharp. Lot in Somerville,
62 and one-half feet front by 100
J. W. Harvey and Mrs. Lula Os-
walt to Lonnie Hearne. 1-7 acres
in three tracts of land, near Provi-
dence; the interest of Valentine F.
(Turn to No. 4, column 5, laat page)
4-H Judging1 Contest
To Be Held Saturday
At A. & M. College
Thirty winnera will be aelected
in Burleson County's annual 4-H
Clubs Judging Contcat Saturday to
represent the county at the atate
Judging conteat ta be held at Col-
lege Station July 6, M. 0, Perkins,
county Mint, said today..
The judges will be R. F. Miller,
district agent of the Á. ft M. tal-
lage Extension Service, and W. W.
Mcllroy, vocational agriculture
teacher. The following events will
he in the contcst: judging live-
stock, poultry, field crops, and
truck crops, cotton classing, and
plant propagation. The contest will
start at 9 o'clock. Winners will be
announced at 6 o'clock. An award
will be made for the highest indi-
vidual acore, Perkins said.
Only Two County Officers
And Two Commissioners
Are Opposed At This Time
Saturday, Jun: 15, is the last day
for a county or precinct candidate
to qualify ior the July 27 primary
So far, it is belioved, practically
all candidates have announced.
As the day for qualifying nears,
only two county officers are op-
posed, Sheriff Clint I). Lewis, Jr.,
4nd Tax Asscssor-Colhctor J. A.
Fuchs. Two of the four county com-
missioners, W. H. Giesenschlag and
R. R. Piwonka, have opposition.
Politicians arc of the belief that,
while there is a possibility of "sur-
prise" candidates qualifying at the
last minute, all aspirants for vari-
ous precinct and county offices have
already made known their inten-
tions of qualifying.
All candidates are urged to
register before mid-night Saturday
with John Struwe, chairman of the
county democratic executive com-
Dies In Probe
Seeks To Aid In Obliter-
ating "Fifth Column"
The News is in receipt of the
following release from the Chris-
tian American, Houston, with a re-
quest for immediate publication.
'Hie article, which seeks to aid in
obliterating "fifth column" activi-
ties, is self-explanatory, and we
print it in its entirety:
Every patriotic citizen in Fort
Bend County is urged to clip the
following petition, paste or copy
on a blank sheet of paper, obtain
twenty-five or more signatures
thereto and mail immediately to
Senators Morris Sheppard or Tom
Connelly in Washington for sub-
mission to other members of the
Texas delegation in Congress:
We urge you to work and vote
for immediate passage of the pend-
ing bills by Congressman Martin
Oles and others to bar all alien
Nazis, Fascists and Communists
from entrance into this country and
to deport any now here along with
aliens whom the police certify to be
* We further urge prompt enact-
ment of other legislation providing
instant apprehension and punish-
ment for all native-born or natural-
ised citizens giving aid and comfort
to foreign dictators by carrying on
"fifth column" activities here.
We favor immediate passage of
laws making it necessary for sll
radicals to be catalogued, photo-
graphed, fingerprinted, segregated
or imprisoned or kept under con-
(Turn to No. 8, column 5, laat page)
Total 1.14) Inches
Beneficial rains fell throughout
the county Sunday and Monday.
The rainfall in Caldwell for the
two days was 1.10 inches, accord-
ing to the records of F. R. Psencik.
During May of this year, 3.31
inches of rain fell, as compared
with 2.B0 inches for the same month
laat year. The total rainfall this
year has barn 12.94 inches, an aver-
age of IJ0 Inches a month.
Received For Red
Cross; More Needed
As reports from the European
war centers become more tragic,
Americans, thankful for their own
safety and the safety of their fam-
ilies, are finding comfort of heart
and mind, at least for the present,
in making donations to a War Re-
lief fund being raised by the Red
Prc-id nt Roosevelt, in a i-cent
talk to leaders of Red Cross said in
part: "It is natural that the Amer-
ican people should turn to their
Red Cross as the agency through
which to express sympathy for th •
suffering men, women and children
>f the countries engaged in this
"I am confident that what v. r
may be th < problems which intensi-
fication of warfare may bring, th a
American people will re. pond to ar.y
ippeal f >r funds wh n th'.' Red
Cross deems it noeesmy to call
upon them for additional aid. Hy
such response we can aid in sus-
taining the spirit and morale of
th >se in distress abroad until the
happy day we pray for, when hos-
tilities shall cease."
The Burleson County fund is
Moore's Re-Modeled Dry Goods Store
(Turn to No. 2, column 4, last page)
Pictured la character aa the lead-
er of Eaglaad's "Blackaklrts" Is Sir
Oswald Meeley, arrested hy Boot*
laad Yard la a great roaadap of
sespected enemy aféala aad "M
$36,161 By State
This Amount Represents
Equalization Aid For
AUSTIN, June 13 Public schools
in Burleson county have been
granted $36,161 in equalisation aid
for the 1939-40 school year, L. A.
Woods, state superintendent of
schools, reported today.
The full amount for salary aid,
amounting to $21,420, has been
paid, while schools in the county
have received 75 per cent of the
$10,778 granted for transportation.
Figures on high school tuition will
not be available until applications
have been received, Woods declared.
Gasoline Conaamption In Texas
Texas consumed 1,340,893,000
(billion) gallons of gasoline
After an extensive remodeling campaign, Moore's, popular Cald-
well dry goods store, is celebrating with a aaic which started today.
C. H. Moore, owner, has installed this city's first large neon Kgn and
flouorcscent display lighting system, and a new front of black car-
rera glass and large display windows make the store most attractive.
The interior has also been remodeled. "You are cordially invited to
call and see our modernized store. We have triad to make a really
new and pleasant, convenient place for you to trade," Moore said.
Ageat Urges More
2345 Have Been Received
Here; June 28 Is Last
Day To Apply
County Home Demonstration
Agent Isabelle Foulds stated that
her office is still accepting applica-
tions from low income farm fam-
ilies for cotton mattress materials.
In this connection, Miss Foulds
urged that any farm family, in-
cluding people who worked on a
farm, whose total income for 1939
was not more than $400, at least
half of which was earned on a
farm, is eligible and entitled to re-
ceive this material free. She
further pointed out that June 28
will be the final date for accepting
To date 2345 applications have
been made here, 2179 of which have
Miss Foulds stated that five
work centerr have already opened
In Burleson county, where demon-
strations arc being given in the
proper methods of mattress-mak
ing. Seventy-two mattresses al-
ready have been completed, she
An unidentified burglar entered
the hom? of Rev. A. S. Brocddus
sometime Wednesday night of last
week and e cap?d with a small
amount of money, a pocket watch,
and a pair of spectacles. The theft
was not discovered until Thursday
morning, at which time local of-
ficers were notified. Since no clues
were left, officers have not appre-
hended the thief, but are working
cn the case.
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Urbanosky
on the birth of a daughter, named
Joan Doris, June 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul O. Sci.ultz on
the birth of a son, June 10.
Santa Fe Spending $325,000 In County
On Railroad Track Improvements
Approximately $325,000 will be
spent in Burleson County before
the completion of the new improved
track being laid by the G. C. «
S. F., according to W. C. Milla,
local agent This work, which ex-
tends from Cameron to Somerville.
will be completed in about two
months, at a total coat of half a
Four hundred Mexican laborers
ore being employed besides the
regular track crews. They are lay-
ing 112-pound rails to replace the
90-pound rail now in use. Two-de-
gree curves arc being cut down to
one degree. New ties with hand
creepers, to prevent the ties' mov-
ing, are being laid. Signsls are be-
ing replaced, and culverts snd
bridges ara being rebuilt. All these
improvements will enable trains
to make greater speed with the
same safety as formerly.
Regular passenger and freight
service has rot been crippled by
this work. It is necessary for trains
to travel at a decreased rate oi
speed along the track now under
construction, hut this time is made
up later, so that schedules arc not
When this rebuilding was
plann -d, it was thought that per-
haps a new, fast passenger train
would he put on this division. Due
to the uncertainty of conditions be-
cause of the War. this idea has
been abandoned, Mills said. No ad-
ditional passenger or freight ssrv-
ice will be added at present.
"The President of the United
States has warned this country of
the nocesrity f building up its
army," Sergeant Ottie B. Jsckson,
U. S. Army Recruitinc Represent-
ative for this ection, said íacertly.
He is stationed at Hearne.
The President appealed to the
young men of the country to enlist
in the army, which offers much to
a young man. First and most im-
portant of all, by enlistment he is
answering his country's call and is
doing his bit to provide for its de-
fense, Sergeant Jackson continued.
Secondly, the army offers per-
manent joba with security for the
future, good pay, the best of living
conditions, an interesting and
varied life and unlimited chances
to learn different trades. Promotion
for good men will be rapid due to
other increases to come.
Sergeant Jackson said anyone
wanting further information should
see or write him at Hearne. He will
be glad to give you any information
you may desire.
Snook To Stage
Ernest O. Thompson
To Read Speakers* List
A political rally will be held in
connection with a barbecue and
dance at the S. P. J. S. T. Hall in
Snook, Tuesday, June 18. Speeches
will be made in English and Czech
by candidates for county, district,
and state offices.
The Lichnovsky band of Schulen-
burg will furnish the music during
the day and for the dance, which
begins at 8:30 o'clock. The barbecue
dinner will be served between 12
and 1 o'clock.
The program, which will start at
10 o'clock that morning, will have
W. J. Alexander as master cere-
monies. Stephen Valcik and A. V.
Maudr of Houston will speak in
Czech. Ernest O. Thompson, can-
didate for governor, will speak at
2 o'clock. All local candidates will
lie given an opportunity to address
Caldwell Team Wins
Sunday's Ball Game
From A. & M. AAA's
Caldwell's baseball team defeated
the AAA team from College Station
last Sunday afternoon at Fair Park,
9-6. Calvin and Perdue allowed the
AAA team 5 hits while the local
team got 9.
The Caldwell team will play the
American Legion team from Bryan
next Sunday afternoon at Fair
Park. Admission will be 15 and 25
If you attend the local theatre,
you will he interested in the coupon
to bp found in this issue of The'
News. It is worth 10 cents on one
adult ticket to the Mataonian
Theatre any Monday, Thursday, or
Friday night up to and including
July 1. Clip this coupon, take it
with you to the ahow and aava
Set At 11
Census Figures RstmI
A Low of 1,468 People
And 584 Farms Durtag
Last Ten Years
Burleson County has lost
many people in the last ten ycam,
according to a preliminary aa>
nouncement of population, said
Claude C. Wild, supervisor of can*
sus, for the Tenth Congressional
District of Texas. We have 18.M0
now as compared with 19,848 on
April 1, 1930. The 1940 figuras are
preliminary and subject to correc-
tion; however, they are essentially
Besides losing people, 584 farma
lave been lost in the last ten yeara.
The number of farms in the county
was 2585 on April 1, 1940. On a
corresponding date in 1935, than
were 2878, and in 1930 the number
By Party Group
Eight Aspirants Listed For
Governor; Nineteen For
The State Democratic Executive
Committee Monday certified 54
candidates for statewide olficsa in
the July 27 primary election. The
deadline for filing was June 3.
The race for railroad commission
er includes 19, for governor 8, for
chief justice of the Supreme Court
6, for U. S. senator 3, for commis-
sioner of agriculture 3, and for
lieutenant governor 3.
Only two state officers are un-
opposed for re-election—Attorney
General Gerald C. Mann and Land
Commissioner Bascom Giles.
For United States Senator:
Tom Connolly, Falls County.
A. P. Belcher, Erath County.
Guy B. Fiser, San Augustine Co.
W. Lee O'Daniel, Tarrant County.
Harry Hines, Wichita County.
Jerry Sadler, Gregg County.
Miriam A. Ferguson, Travia
R. P. Condron, Cameron County.
Albert L. Derden, Falls County;
£rnest O. Thompson, Potior
Arlon B. Cyclone Davis, Dallas
For Lieutenant Governor:
Coke R. Stevenson, Kimble Coun-
Charles Lavergne Somerville,
Alton M. Mead, Tom Green Conn-
(Turn to No. 1, column 3, laat |
27 YEARS Ml
Caldwell's first serious
bile accident since the int
of cars here happened Sat
Sumptner Dunaway'a buggy col-
lided with Hubert Womble's car,
his team being frightened by Med
fenkins' car. The accident demol-
ished one front wheel of the buggy
and tongue and broke one of Jne
horses' leg. The fender and lighta
on the left side of the car were
broken and the axle was bent.
The population of Burloaan
County is now 18,687. There are
10,098 white people and 8J89 Ne-
groes. Fifty-seven per cent of the
6,548 children in the county be-
tween the ages of 6 and SO years
attend school. There are 8,106
dwellings in the county.
Contractors began work this
week on the foundations of the
new passenger depot for the 8apta
Fe Railroad. It will be Queen Anne
(Turn to No. 6, column 1, pago £)
rhirty Club Boys
To Leave for Camp
The thirty most outstanding Bur-
leson County 4-H Club boys will
leave Monday morning at 7 o'clock
for three day camp to be held at
Bastrop State Park, M. G. Perkins,
county agent, said Wednesday.
At this camp, which is an annual
affair, there will be approximately
400 boys, representing 20 counties.
They will stay in barracks, which
were constructed by C. C. C. The
program will consist of a
tion of recreation and
The boys, will be accon
Perkins, will return We
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