The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 55, Ed. 1 Friday, August 17, 1951 Page: 1 of 8
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By George C. Fall
SCHOOL IS scheduled to
start Tuesday, September I.
Thiil (tame week-end (Friday)
night) tiie Caldwell Hornets en-
gage the Rosebud Itlack I'an-
llier.s in lhi> initial football gam*'
of the uiMin and snother grid-
iron sosann will have boon
launched, thin time undor a new
coach, Mervin Cross, a formar
Hornet atar athlete,
YOUNG RICHARD Hogan, who
was operated at Lee Memorial
Iloapital, Giddings, for appendicitis,
is now ut home, 509 North (Jreen,
and in recuperating rapidly. He i
the son of Mm. Marie Hogan.
JIMMY JOE Alford, youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. II. L. Al-
ford, Jr., wik operated last Fri-
day at Scott and White, Temple.
Relative* report that Jimmy Joe
ix doing fine and probably will
tome home Sunday. Iliw mother
lemsins at the hospital with
Jimmy while Dan goca back and
forth; a long old drive when
made regularly, as I well know.
J, LOUIS Giddings i home after
going through the clinic at Bren-
ham. Mr. (iiddings must remain at
home for a few weeks' rent.
SAM McMunus, who suffered a
broken leg two weeks ago when a
tractor overturned on him, is in
Scott and White Hospital and is
resting well. He received a painful
wound and it will tal ' some time
for him to recover completely. It
wit* reported also lu it week that
Jodie Pollock received a broken leg
when kicked by a pony at his
home. He ih doing a- well as can
bo expected, according t<• reports.
His leg is in a brace and it is said
that he may have to remain at
McCloskey Hospital in Temple for
LETTER from Mr*. Horace t£.
Hernenen of Glendive, Montana, en-
closes check for renewal of her
NEWS. She nays "The Grey Wolf
Drilling Company sent n rig out
here to drill a wildcat for the Texas
< ompany and my husband is drill-
ing for them. The scenery out here
is beautiful, but the highway don't
compare with Texas'. We hope to
see Yellowstone National Park
while here. When we get away from
Texas we grt homesick and we are
even more interested in what goes
on in otir own home town The
best way I know is to read all the
news through the Caldwell NKWS
I will b< looking forward to every
issue of the paper."
I RKAII a note in Hill Cook's
Rockdale column Ihe other week
which nairi that it i* hsd enough
to be wrong, but it certainly is
TRRRIRLF. to be WRONG AT
THE TOP OF VOI R VOICE.
NOTE FROM Mrs J W (May
Parkhill) Bradfiold says; "May I
express my appreciation for the
fine write-up that you published of
the Parkhill family reunion held
July 14 on the Parkhill farm. All
of us enjoyed being back ao much
and meeting the fourth and fifth
generations of our grandfather,
David Parkhill. I was born on the
old place also, which makes it dear
to my heart."
JIMMY QU1NN, who takes pho-
tos for us when we need him, won
first place last week in the Bryan
photo club's triannual salon con-
test. Quinn submitted the winning
picture of a boogie drummer. Most
of the local photos you have seen
in the past few months in this
newspaper were snapped by (juinn.
FOR THE first time in a long
time, .it least as long as I have
lived here, Caldwell will be closed
on Labor Day. Merchants voted
Monday. September .1, (Labor
Day) as a holiday in this city. The
occasion also will be Volunteer
THIS FROM General Omar
Itradley, which certainly makes
sense: "With the monstrous
weapons man already has, ho-
rn anitv is in danger of being
trapped in (his world by it mo-
ral adolescents. Our knowledge
ol science has outstripped our
capacity to control it. We have
too many men of science, too few
men of (lad. We have grasped
Ihe myalery of the alom and re-
jected Ihe SERMON ON TIIE
MOI'NT. Man is Mumbling
blindly through a spiritual dark
ncM while toying with Ihe pre
carious sec ids of life and death.
'Ihe world has achieved brllli
anee without wisdom, power
without conscience. Ours la u
world of nuclear gianta and eth-
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2H|£ Caldwell Sterna
AND TBI BURLESON COUNTY LBDGBR
VOLUME LXIV—No. 55
CALDWELL, TEXAS. FRIDAY. AUGUST 17. 1951
Subscription price: $2.00 a yr. In Burleson Co.—12.50 eat gf j
County Schools To Start On September
First Grid Practice August 27 th
New Coach Has
Only Eight For
Heady To Report To
Coach Mervin Cross
The Caldwell Hornet football
squad, consisting of 41 candidates
for a berth of the first team, will
meet with their new coach, Mer-
vin "Buddy" Cross, next Monday
morning at 7 o'clock for their ini-
tial practice session of the 1951
gridiron season. Cross stated that
out of these fourty-four youngsters
only eight are lettermen left over
from last year.
Around thi.- nucleus of eight sea-
soned men, Cross must build his
f' otball team. Hornet Field is fa-
miliar to Cross, who starred thire
when he was attending the local
school. It wil lbe home-coming for
him and he ha high hopes of de-
veloping a representative eleven,
although prospect foi an out-
standing club are almo.it nil.
Coach Cross pointed out lhat
there will be two practice sessions
daily, until the start of school Sep-
tember 4. After that time the lada
will have one afternoon workout
each day. Afternoon practice per-
iods start at 4:30 but after school
o;>enn the sessions will begin earli-
Meet Rosebud on Sept. 7
The Hornets will not have long
to prepare for their first game of
the season against the Rosebud
Black Panther*. They meet this
formidable foe on Friday night,
September 7. The game will be
played at Hornet Field The Pai
ther* will not have had any mor
practice, however, than the H<
nets us the new rule set bv the
Texas Inters.'liulastir league
Alurts all high «chools to work at
football on the August "7 date.
The eight boys returning vvh 1
have one or more year of evperi-
i nee are Mervin Masney, Oscar
Matejka, .lerry Odom, Jerry Pro-
chazku, Billy Savage, Johnn) Si
inatik, Joe Addison and Franklin
The Squad of Fori y-Four
Following is a list of the entire
¿quad and their classification in the
Ninth grade: Curtis Andrews,
Gordon Mahlman and Patricio Ro-
sas; tenth grade: Bert Brymer,
Charles Brymer, Douglas Key. Pai l
Kovar, Charles Krueger, Jerry Ku-
ben, Joe Masscy, Joe Navratil,
Clint Odnm. Benjamin Ondrasek,
Ray Rowland, Henry Skrabsnek
and Rudolph Zalobney
Eleventh grade: Wayne Boed-
ker, Leonard Deamuke*. mgr., Ed-
ward Fritcher, Garnett Gerden
Darreyl Love, Mervyn Masscy, Ed-
ward Matus, Oscar Matjka, Oren
McMiinua, Louis Mikulin, Jerry
Odom, Jimmy Oliver, Billy Over-
l>y, Jerry Prochazka, Billy Savage
Daniel Stefka, Johnny Symank
Andrew Vance, and Gerald Wha
ley. Twelfth grade: Joe Addison
Juncll Brinkman. Charlen Eugie
man, Willie Englemun. Earl Hum-
phreys, Alvin Kristoff, Billy Kruc-
ger, Ed Perry and Franklin Vaj-
Here is the schedule for 1951:
Sept. 7' Rosebud at Caldwell
Sept. 14: Caldwell at Cameron
Sept. "1 Taylor at Caldwell
Sept. 'JR. Rockdnle at Caldwell
Oct. 6 Open
I'.! Bellville at Caldwell
IK: Navasota at Caldwell
2fl: Caldwell at Brenham
'J Allen Academy at Caldwi
!• Caldwell at I.a Grange
Post 451 Commander
At a meeting of the Deutsch-
Houston Post 461 of the American
j Legion at the Legion Home Mon-
night, August 13, Julius C.
Houston was re-elected Post Com-
mander and Roy Herrmann was re-
elected First Vice Commander.
The following were other offic-
ers elected at the meeting: Hubert
Willis, Jr., 2nd vice commander;
John L. Bell, re-elected finance of-
ficer; Cieve Bate:), adjutant; L. W.
Gray, re-elected service officer; M.
F Broaddus, chaplain, and H. H.
The officers will be installed at
the next regular meeting, which
will be held September 10.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brymer have
returned home from a trip to Gulf
port. Miss., where they visited in
the home of Mrs. Brymer's moth-
er, Mrs. Ida Price, and with her
hn ther. Johnnie K. Price. The
I'rymer stopped over enroutc lit
Itr.ilimo'lt to visit with their ste.l-
i ii law i it 11 daughter, Mr and Mi •
(' E. Clanipili.
President Grover Cleveland first
said, "the mails must go through."
The firat motion picture theatre
wai opened In Log Angeles, Calif.
B. E. Stallones of Houston
Points Out Value Of
Cooperatives to Farmers
Over 1,000 stockholders and pa-
trons of Burleson County Co-Op
Store and their families were en-
tertained Sunday at noon with a
flee barbecue dim er at the Amer-
ican Legion Home It wns the first
ot its kind to be given by the Co-
Op, and according to those in
barge, it will be made an annual
event. R. A. J aster, manager of
the store, said that almost every-
one invited was in attendance.
Jack Clark, chairman of the
hoard of the Burleson County Co-
Op Store, gave a resume of the
present standing ■<( the organiza-
tion and pointed out the progres.t
:n . throughout the years since it
Va. established in 1 '.>45.
Principal speaker for the occa-
sion was B. E. Stallones .if Hous-
ton, i hairma of the Board of Di-
rectors "f the South Texas Pro-
ducers Association. Mr Stallone.-,
a dairyman spoke of the benefits
farmers ierivv 'hroug' coopera-
tive*. stating that they were as
American as the Constitution of
th< I'nited States His subj-ct wan
"The Value of Cooperatives to 'he
More Jobs And
For This Year
School Administrators Lis
894 Openings In June As
AUSTIN, Aug. 17— More jobs
and fewer teachers than last year
that is the picture shown by lac-
cat figures from the University of
Texas Teacher Placement Service.
School administrators listed 984
openings in June, compared with
529 for the -ame month in 1950.
July listings totaled 7:50, against
418 for July, 1950.
Registrations by teachers seek
ing jobs fell off from 1219 in 1950
to 97fi in 1951, for the first 11
months of the fiscal year However,
June placements in 1951 amounte 1
to S2, compared with 59 for June,
1950. The earlier pattern was re-
sumed in July, with 148 place-
ments, against tin July, 11)60.
Atlgi st i- expected to the
peak month f.>r hiring, l'eacher-
ai d superintendents will be making
up their minds as the time ap-
proaches for school to open, ex
pl 'ined Dr !!• >b < i i a \ , Teach"
Elementary teacher* are st i 1
nu'ch in demand. At the same
time, more high school opening
an reported. With University en
i oilmen! down from last year,
there are fewer secondary teach-
er- to fill these job . said Dr Gray.
Positions in junior and senior
i ellcgos appeared Inter than usual
i Ins year, due to uncertainty about
budgets and enrollment.
— -o - ——
A four-leaf clover is considered
luckey because its four leaves form
To Coining Laws
September 7 Cuts
Teeth In Slot bw
September 7th is the effective
date of many new laws passed by
the recent legislature, it was point-
ed out today by L. W. "Billy"
Gray, county attorney. Perhaps
the most important of these laws
and one receiving the most com-
ment throughout the State is the
new anti-alot machine bill. This
law makes it a felony to possess a
slot machine, one ball marble table,
or five ball marble table. It should
he understood that the law does
cover the five ball marble table
which pays off in free games and
the possession of such a machine
after September 7th is a felony-
violation and violators are subject
to a penitentiary sentence.
Another law of interest which is
already in effect concerns the un-
lawful operator) of a motor vehi-
cle by a minor between the ages of
11 and 17. Any minor in this age
bracket who drives recklessly, while
intoxicated or while speeding is
subject to a fine of from one to
A new "hot check" law has also
gone into effect which is a definite
benefit to the merchants over the
old law. Anyone receiving a "hot
check" should consult the county
attorney or sheriff for advice and
information concerning the new
Local officials '«tate that they in-
tend to enforce the above men-
tioned laws in Burleson County.
At Camp Polk in Louisiana
Local Men Are On Firing
Gxams For Vacancies
Announced at Field
The Bryan Air Force Base an-
nounces examinations for filling
vacancies in the position of Senior
Aircraft Propeller Mechanic, WB-
17, at $1.65 per hour.
Additional information and ap-
plication forms may be obtained
from the Texas Employment Com-
mission, Room 212, Varisco Build-
ing, Bryan, Texas.
Love's Drillers Are
Resting In Top Spot
In Softball Scrap
Love's Drillers took over the t^p
spot in-the hotly contested Cham-
ber of Commerce Softball League
race the past week. With only one
game left to be played, the Drill.*ra
are one full game ahead of the
second place Womble Oilers. A
win by the Oilers and a loss by the
Drillers, who play Jennings Hard-
ware and Mutual Lumber, respect-
ively, Thursday night, would throw
the race into a tie and would neces-
sitate a play-off between the two
Last Thursday night's opener
found Love's Drillers victorious ov-
er Womble's Oilers by a 4-3 count.
The second game of the twin-bill
ended up with Jennings Hardware
winning their sixth straight game
11-8, the victims being Mutual
Lumber. M. Meyer and H Homey-
er hit four-masters for the losing
Mutuals in the sixth inning.
In Tuesday night's first game
Mutual Lumber jumped on Love's
Driller to score seven runs in the
second inning and go on to win by
a score of 10-5. M. Meyer and E.
Brantley hit hom ™ for the wia-
The second game of the double
feature saw Jennings Hardware
pound out their seventh straight
victory beating Womble's Oilers
Standings of the teams to date
are as follows:
Team Won Lost
Loves 12 3
Wombles 11 9
Jennings 9 11
Mutuals 8 12
CAMP POLK, La., Aug. 15- —
(Sp.)—Well into the final days of
their two weeks of reserve train-
ing, men of Btry. "C", 862nd Annd
A try Bn of the 22nd Armored Di-
vision from Caldwell were out oil
the sun-baked firing ranges here
this week shooting weapons rang-
ing from the 76-mm tank gun
tnrough the light machine gun,
-ubniachine gun, carbine, M-l ri-
fle, and 45-caliher. Commanding
officer of Btry "C" is 1st Lt. Em-
mett Trant, of Caldwell.
Temperatures continued well
above 100, with a succession of
searingly hot, clear days and the
high humidity of west Louisiana.
But the health record of the entire
22nd Armored Division was excel-
lent as reservists hardened to the
long hours and exacting schedules
f summer camp.
For many of the men of "C"
Batry, the training period under-
way at Camp Polk was affording a
first opportunity to sh"ot some
• f the many weapons used hv an
armored division in combat After
a week of preliminary firing and
familiarization, record scores were
high in actual firing.
An overnight bivouac under -itn-
uliited combat conditions, with a
midnight "attack" by soldiers
.¡■essed ni the iiuitorni of n im
ai inary aggressor nation, i* anoth-
er of the feat' re- of this period of
ve trainó'c which ends for
Bt r\ "i "' Sa ii'day . A 1 :
The i'alduel unit is in training
In >-e with 1100 members of 'he
'2nd Armored Division, together ■
i fighting teaiv. for tt<e third on-
•us utive year of summer ca •>
Ti on d ob-ervers from luc
la iipiarters consider that the I
vi.- oí lias made its best re t
or • it bevaii reserve training in
Nelson Mueller of Rosebud spent
part of this week in the home of
hn< grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O.
E. Hoffman, of thia eity.
Retired Dime Box
Farmer Passes Away
Wednesday, August 7
Joseph Fred Kortia, 82, retired
farmer, died Tuerday, August 7,
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Henry Kubena, at East Bernard.
The body was brought overland and
services were held at 9:30 Thurs-
day morning at the Phillips-Luckey
Funeral Chapel. Requiem Mass
was celebrated at 10 a. m. at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church at Dime
Box with Father Thomas Matt,
celebrant. Interment was in the
Dime Box cemetery.
Mr. Kortis was born August 5,
1Xi)<>, in Czechoslovakia. Five years
after his marriage in 1900 to Miss
Pauline I'rban, the family came to
this country. They settled in Leo
County near Dime Box where they
resided until 1949. Six children
were born to the couple, their only
i n having preceded his father in
ih ith in 1949. Soon after their
• > • 's passing. Mr. and Mrs. Kortis
moved to Bryan where they have
since lived at the home of their
daughter. Mrs. Walter Muznv.
The couple were visiting in the
home of another daughter, Mrs.
K ibeii i, w h-n Mr Kortis suffered
a heart attack Motidav nigh' ai i
d a h occurred Tuesday at 2:20
in th" afternoon.
Surviving are hi- wife,
Funeral services were held in . ¡
Fort Worth Monday for Jamfd* ,
M. Floyd of Dallas, advertising
director for the Lone Star Gas
Company, widely known attorney
and leader in community affair*
dedicated to human welfare. Mr.
Floyd w^s 50 years of aft on
April 2 .
Is Held Tuesday
For C. J. Jancik
Passes Away Monday
Evening After Illness Of
More Than Two Years
C. J. Jancik. a life-long resident
of Burleson County, passed away
ai his home at Caldwell Monday
evening at 7:30. Mr. Jancik suf-
fered a cerebral hemorrhage on
January K, 1949, and had been con-
fined to his bed ever since.
Mr. Jancik was born in Nelson-
ville, Fayette County, Texas, on
August 9, 1878, and moved to Cald-
well with his parents. John and
Antonia Jancik, in his early youth.
His boyhood was .spent on a farm
ir the New Tabor community.
Mr. Charlie, as he was affec-
tionately known to his many
friends, entered into the retail
business field while a young man
in his early twenties. With the ex-
ception of a period of time be-
tween 19'Jl and 1931, spent in
business in Bryan, he remained
nctive in business in Caldwell un-
til the time of his illness.
Mr. Jancik was married to Miss
Mary Theresa Skrabanek on Oc-
tober 21, 1906. To this union four
children were born: a son, Edward
Charles, of Houston, and thiee
daughters, Mrs. Lauretta M. Gates
of Lafayette, California; Mrs. Mar-
garet Gibson of Houston, and Mrs.
I.illie Barlow of Dermott, Arkan-
sas. Survivors, besides his wife
and the four children, are four
grand children, Charlyn Jancik,
Barbara and Eddie Barlow and
The body lay in state at the
Harvey-Schiller Funeral Home
prior to time for services at ti.e
Moravian Brethren Chsrch at 3:00
o'clock August 15, with Rev. Henry
Peseda Sr. and Rev Henry Beseda
Jr. officiating. Interment was in
the Masonic cemetery.
Pall hearers were John J. Kr"-
rek, Henry Schiller, W. E. .la.i-
ck. Dr. John Schworfa. Joe S¡u
tak, Edd Dushek, Clint D. Lewis,
and Frank Skrivanek.
Honorary pall bearers were mem-
bers of the S. P. J. S. T. and
Woodmen of the World.
For Pastor's Absence
In the absence of Rev Phil Tram-
mel), p is'or of the First Methodist
Mrs.' ('hureh, who i* recuperating from
May Be Few Colorad
Schools In County To
Most county schools in Bu
County will swing wide their
Tuesday, September 4, and
room for the flow of school
and girl traffic. All white sell
and some colored schools an
to open but there is a
that several colored schoola
not open until a week later,
cording to Jack Faulds, county
Caldwell, Somerville and
High Schools all open
September 4. The Caldwell
ty will comprise 31 instructora it
eluding the superintendent, J.
vin Hare, and Principals E.
Darby and Eugene Terry. Thia
the same number of teachers oW]
the faculty last year.
The loss of 31 students from th* |
Black Jack district who war* al
¡owed by the County School Board]
to transfer out of the county to!
the Rockdale school in Milam
County, prevented the employing]
by the Caldwell District an
tional faev'ty member, who MMyj
would have been an assistant foot-1
ball coach. At the present timo
there is no assistant football
and no basketball coach. Marvin
Cross, new athletic director, will
coach football and baseball, hut
does not expect to coach
ball if other arrangements can
The 1961 school term marks tho
third year Texas schools have
operating under the Gilmer-
legislation and it ia a fact that *
schools have made lone forward
strides during that three-year i
Superintendent Hare, who ia rap-
idly recovering from major surgory
at Scott and White Hospital, an-
nounced that a complete schedule
for registration and a list of teach-
ers with teaching assignments will
be announced next week.
New Labor Law
Employment of Childra*
Under 16 In Agricultor
During School Forbiddaa
A recent release from the U. 8.
P-.uline Kor*is, Bryan: his daught
, i- M II try K hen* n d Mrs
I n k K-'Var, E is! Bernard. V -
Eiiuard Blahn. Tilden. Mrs Wal'"r
Mu/iiy, Bryan, and Mrs Joe Bee-
var, Caldwell; thirteen gicudchil
drer and two great grand children.
Two brothers' lico:ye Kortis, Cald-
•,\i I' it Frank Ivo tis, Dime Hn>(
atiii a ••is'er, Mr Carolyn (iahcik
of 'Ir air", also urvive,
Serving as pall bearers ware
De o. I\ Villon M i "iv
Ei I aa, Henry Mikus,
Alfred Koc and August Canik.
The flag i f Denmark u the oldest
one in use today.
an operation at St David's Hosni-
V in, Rev A t5. Elly, pas'>r
or Cook's I'oiat Methodist <'hure \
will del1'.er tie sermon Sundav,
A ig'.ist I! The following Sunday,
August 'Jrt, the sermons will be
handled by the Hoard .if Stewards.
K oning services for August lit
v-• 11 he sponsored by the Methodist
V ith Fellowship. There will he
• > eve":'tg service on September
Miss Billic Ruth Hoffman spent
i art of this week visiting with
Rev. and Mrs. W A. Mueller and
diildren at Rosebud. Mrs. Mueller
is Miss Hoffman's sister.
Department of Labor on the
ter of child labor in agriculture
during school hours, has just boon
received by County Superintendent
"Before the fall term of school
opens, it is important for the pah*
lie to understand the labor proel
sions of the Federal Fair Labor
Standards, Act," Faulda said.
Employment of children undor 16
years of age in agriculture during
school hours is unlawful undor tho
Federal law. In industry., ihe law
forbids the employment of opprot-
k' /c child labor—generally iioys and
girls under 16 years of age — In
interstate commerce or u the pro-
liuciion of goods Tor r e ite com-
With reference to child labor in
agriculture, the law applns to lo-
cal resident children as well as to
migratory children — but not to
the farmer's own children working
in th"ir parents' farm.
\nv person who willfully violates
the child-labor provisions of the
Federal law is subject to i maxi-
mum fine of $10,000, or after ft
: ee .nd conviction for a similar of-
fetise, ¡i maximum fine of «10,000
or imprisonment for us much aa
s>ix months, or both.
CHILD LABOR BULLETIN No.
102 will he sent upon request —
address U. S. Department of La-
bor, Room 1114 Commerce St.,
Dallas 2, Texas. This bulletin
states that it is the fnrmers them*
selves who are responsible.
Midshipmen are so called bo>
cans originally they had quartern
About 100 yesrs ago,
conductors wore known as
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