The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 63, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1951 Page: 1 of 10
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By George C. Fall
YOl'K ATTENTION for a
moment. Iiun'l forget the open-
r ink I>ÍmIrlct 23-AA conference
* football game tonight between
Caldwell and Rellville. The tea ins
seem about even and the game
should be a thriller from whls-
lle to wMetle. From hero en eet
the going will be rough and the
outcome will mean no me thine
in the way of where our ball club
will stsnd in the conference rat-
ingH this neaaon. The conteat
will start at 7:80 inatead of 8:00
o'clock aa haa been the caae in
the earlier season game*.
\ Team W I, T Pet. Pts. Op.
Erenham .'I 1 0 .760 AH r>l
Caldwell 2 1 1
Kciiviiii- :i _ o
U Grunge 2 2 0
Navasota 0 4 0
RpmuIIs Last Week
Hrenham 20. San Maroon 12.
\Bellville 3H, Austin Silent* 13.
I.aGrnngc 14, Yoakum 12.
Crockett 21, Navasota fi.
Gsnum This Week
Waco Tech. at Brenham.
Bollvillc at Caldwell,
C'llumhun at La Orange.
Navasota at Huntsville.
^ Player, Pos.. Team Td Ep Tp
I.'tndua, B Brenham
• Addison, B, Caldwell
Tiedt. B, l^Grange
Froebel, B, Bellville
Saage. B, Beflville
Machemehl, B, Bellville
(Etn? dalíltui'll Sfetue
AND TBI SPXLBSON COUNTY LIOGEB
VOLUME LXIV—No. 63
CALDWELL, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1951 8nbf riptloe prict: 12.00 * jr. in Burleson Co.—12.50 oat of Cfc
Over 5,000 Attend 1951 Burleson County Fair
whether there will be a federal
houaing project in Caldwell or not
will come before the voter on
Tueaday, October S3 It wan first
announced that the election would
^ take place on October 16, but that
a* wrong. The time limit required
4 ifter announcement of an intended
election foreed the election to take
place on October 23.
RAYMOND SPÍTTLER, Hor-
net footballer of ten year* ago.
«a* in the office thin week, look
0 in* *pic and «pan. Raymond is
( working in the Asphalt Division
| of the Texan Compan) at Port
Neche*. Say* he knows our old
friend Red Wilker on down
there, who publishes the Port
SOMEH'M Y ient tint in * n l
askml thui I publish it again I
1 belies < I ran it in thi • c< !umn ,i
§ t.umbel of ye.it a if" Thorn- wi.o
haven't all eml\ l ead It will en; y
"In reply to your request to
n clu i . I wish t. Inform you that
•he pr• « tit i ..| li' on of m\ bunk
aernunt tiuikei it almost impose,
iile. My shattered financial con.I1
® tl"t! IX due t" Federal laus, state
laws, county law , corporation
law4. brother in laws, mother it
law:.. ! i«tei li laws and outlaw*."
"Through these Ij.wh I am com-
pelled t. pay a business tax,
amusement tax, head tux, scho.d
lav, K.e tax. carpet tax. Income
I tax food tax, furniture tax .i• i 1
ex. t.ix Even ni\ loams ir
t a v I'd I all) 11 TO red to get I
buMin ' ni license. hunt
mit and fishing lóense, truck I
relist and a dog license
"I .tu ¡iltii required t" ei.t,tribute
ti. e\ ery .oriel . oil org ilil*'it i"ti
^.0 ti>. h "f in.. a;-a
hie í Ir -'H I' to life; t.. w .men's
relief. th> .in mp ' ment re| <■(,
the gold iligg' relief. A I to
\ e t y hrspiti. nil charitable m
Htitutloti in tin city, including the
l.ed Cross, the black chis , the
purple croaa and I he double rriwi,
"Foi my own safety I am i •
quired to carry life insurance, pro-
perty insurance, liability insur
ance, burglar insurance, accident
insurance, business insurance,
earthquake insurance, tornado in
Fttratii e, unemployment instirnive,
old age anil file insurance
"M\ luí -un i' ■ governed ;t
in no easy matter fot me to tied
out who owns it I «in inspected,
expected, suspected, ilisi espeeled,
rejected, dejected, examined, re-
examined, informed, required,
SI •mile 'III d, fmed, i ' III Ilia niled ao,|
i ompelled uní i! I pi o\ iile an ii ■ x
liaiist 11111 suppl of money for < \
J|.i i.I " M H i'll of tie hum II
I ace "
"Simply bee .u < I reI'u «■ to do
in te 11. otnething ot ' t lo'i I am
bovcot 1 ml. talked about, lied aim It,
held up, held down nd robbed un-
til I am almo I ruined
f "I .'in tell yon hone 11 v 111 11 i n
£ I'l l 1 l nil! ' ' h II I n| I
I i " - til en' en "i lili che k
Tin V\ "I f t hit i i ' • • inn1
i'iiii • ' dn y in .1 ha p 1 1
nn I ;I. la I .11 • em mi b.
i tie- mot c
The next home game for the
W Junior Hornets will be Thursday
night, October 18, at 7:30.
May Charter Bus For
Trip To Dallas Fair
The Home Demonstration Coun-
cil may churter a bus to transport
a load of Burleson County home-
makcrs to the State Fair of Texas
at Hallas on either Wednesday or
Thursday of next week, October
! 7 or 18, provided there are en-
ough interested in making tho
trip, it was announced today by
Mrs. Bertie A'.ford, acting Home
Demonstration Agent. Mrs. Al-
foixl stated that about thirty per-
sons must nign before it will be
h.gicnl to charter a bus. Anyone
interested in making the trip in
thi.v manner can o ntact Mrs. Al-
i'ord, Mrs Joe Siptak, Mr . B. I.
Addison and Mrs H B. Herrmann.
Paul Hobbs, Is
Former Dairy Hand
Caught jn New Orleans
After Three-Month ( has*
Paul Hobbs, a hobo who showed
up in Caldwell during the January
ici spell and who was employed by
the Davis Bros. Dairy, wa« arrest-
ed in New Orleans thi- week an]
held in jail awaiting the prepar.t-
t ot of i xt:adi!io;i , a per- Hi I .1
skipped the county last July JH
nfter he had forged four checks
• ti the Davis Bros Dairy, each i"
the amount of $M. Since that time
Ciufity Attorney Billy tiiay and
Sheriff I a? .vis Wiüurd had carried
on a search foi him which extc d-
ed through «ix states
Hobbs left Caldwell n the aft-'
ernoon of July 'J'.i last after hav-
ii.g cashed the forgi'd checks at
Manue<'s, Western \uto Associate
More. Ice Schoppe- ('ufe i I
H.i1 > n I Welter timage 'I (.
i ' r, u ho v.us picked up, caiv.j-
:• > d given good empl' y mi '
hile he w is in < 'al.l-.vell, hail t> :i
K ir in.-1 on Uní page i
Air Force Base
For Big Opening
Reactivation of Bryan
Field With Proper
Ceremonies Set Sunday
High ranking military leaders,
civic officials and thousands of vis-
itors are expected to be on hand at
Bryan Air Force Buse on October
1 ¡ at 'J p.m. when thut military
air station celebrates its reactiva-
tion v. it li ground exhibit*, present-
ations, airobaticx and demonstra-
tions of formation flying.
Major (ieneral Warren R Cur-
ler, commanding general of the
l iving Training Air Force, and
Representative Olin C. Teague. of
College Station, will take an ac-
tive part in the Open House cere-
monies Both are attending on the
invitation of Colonel James C. M -
tiehee, commanding officer.
The program, which will nUo
include speeches, aviation cadet
participation arid guided tour,- of
the Base, comes approximately I
month after the beginning of the
ti-Hining program at the base.
Two T-33's— Lockheed's tw«.-
pliuc version f the famed F-h0
Shooting Star -are scheduled t i
arrive at the base "it permanent
assignment this week and will put
oí ai aerial demonstration of jet
pi rt'n manee. These same plan s
Hi .iter see use in t..e ..scold
phase if aviation cud*: t'iignt
training at Bryan.
The afternoon's activities will
ge undei way at - ■ loci. w:tn
it •"!> • n of the In.no,' gu .iil ■ y
i.g-e -tr.an Toagje aini General
artci, v hi e an Air For e liy:ni
i i . * I mu -ic ,i the
Former Caldwell Man
By Surgeon General
A former resident of Caldwell,
James Ward of 603 West Summit
Avenue in San Antonio, has been
cited for meritorious service by the
Surgeon General of the United
The commendation was present-
ed Ward by Maj. Gen, E. A. Noyes,
commanding general of Brooke
Army Medical Center at Fort Sam
Houston, on behalf of Maj. Gen.
George E. Armstrong, the Surgeon
Ward was chief of the salary
and wage section of BAMC's civil-
ian personnel section from Decem-
ber of 1948 until May of this year
when he resigned to complete his
schooling at St. Mary's University
The citation read that "Ward s
exemplary performance of duty
and able direction of assistants in
conducting a salary and wage pro-
gram at this installation has re-
sulted in highly praiseworthy re-
ports from higher echelons and
greatly enhanced interest and co-
operation of management official:
in this phase of personnel admin
In Flag Game
Contest Tonight As Evenly
Matched Clubs Meet
üe'niiigci. Air Chaplain of tie
Flying Training Air Force, w.il
th- ti del > \ ei the invocation.
1 a •• g a welcoming address
Mi t ,efic, i ler ei al 1 it ¡
peak briefly or. i' e re¡ i
f ii' > It' Ail !• ' e lill .e til
'in Fly ii i. Training Air Force fo!-
Ícontinued on last page)
This i* lilt'e Mi«s Pesriry L. Goldberg, grnnddiiughler of owner
Herbvr Jacobs showinv the (.rand (.'hanipiou Female Hereford at
Hurlenon County Fair.
Herbert JhcoIm of Carmine, pictured with his Gra:.d Champion
Hereford at the Iturleaon County Fair last week.
T'v. evenly matched football
machines will square off at Hor-
net Field tonighf ir thi opening
cot ference game berwecn them for
a slap at th championship of Di«
ft 23-AA. The teams are Cald
• I'. Hornets and Bellville'
'! ii in . a j • a 11 of gridii on ele
' ' it set according to ree
"■•I- p atle tin;- far this season, t)
abon! o\'en-steven. The
. me is scheduled to begin at 7:.W
II i net scouts vv ho hitvc seen the
(W.i mas in action say they ire
• • . ttie •>. al club and that
' i ' c am puts out the most
' and ha the* grantor will to
win should come out on !• p in
Fo' t'"e -eu-on Bellviüe has
i. i., y ed tie carnes, winning three
-.«i 1 -ing two while the Hornets
'utve | . ived f.c.jr. winning two,
!o > ir one an i tying one.
Probable Starting I.ine-l'ps
i1 o: tinned on last pag">
Irive Now On
cor USO Funds
( i nlrilmlton I fnni litirlf
•on < 'otinf \ ^'ltuilfl I?i'iu'h
We supported the USO to win
a war. and now we must suppo't
it to help keep peace in the world,''
< ol B F. Delameter, Jr., chairman
! the County CSO Fund t'atn-
! aign, said today
Helameter - tiii that this county
• i. in cepted a g.-al >f $>Mi a - it <
■.liare of the $7iHi,0()0 Texa - tpiota
'hi the I" S( I m I'.'M .
The fund - w 11) i" used to opera'
ii increasing • umber of I'Sn
•• ice center- ti the I'nited State
and overseas, and to finance FStl
caiiip ho • in \ eteran an>l M i;
t. i y lio pi al -. 'I fot the n
¡Il.ll W I>1111 n ti '-vice o', c ' SC '
"1 don't have ' ' etnind y >u ' h; '
liáis thit:••. « 1 i 'inie to each
0 I ni' w count y i- Ve'I
1 • pi I civ. ed ' \imeil Force ,
.,cd nearly ■ ■ ' thi «e in ivii
' i in ire ■! i' ' c|t • cells." t Ii
i i ii .o i ■! I > need al! t !'•
i'u, >■ Ii • h t St l i,- su o'!
■ i pt 'ei I gi\t the fril ' I d i > .
i> oiin' I ay ni ' n
. i' i allí. ' ' irui " I I II
il i ng 'he wai
lela Hele ■ 1 "lit tlia I "
I - t> It.. In . t ivateil I l o
e t t>t' 11 ' M ! a t y, and th; '
i ill rece i ve tin lull i nop" ¡i' i ■
oi the government in carrying out
it« program of a' I to the b iys and
girls in the service.
Has Been in Business In
Caldwell for Almost
Half a Century
Mrs. J, N. Thornton, who has
operated the Thornton Grocery
since the death of her husband in
ll)2t3, announced her retirement
from active business at the close
oT the day this coming Saturday.
"Mis Jessie," a?, she is fondly
spoken of by her countless friends
in this county, has reached her
seventy-fifth year and she says,
"the time has come when it is ta
my best interests, physically, to
retire from business,"
Mrs. Thornton, a., Jessie Woin-
ack, came to Caldwell when she
was eight years old with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Womack.
They came to Caldwell from Eagle
Lake in the year 1885. Mr. Wom-
ack entered the oil mill business
and was part owner and operated
the Caldwell Oil Mill. When he
retired from the oil business he
purchased the Caldwell Drug Co.
and his daughter kept books for
him until the business was sold in
IS 16. The drug store was located
or Buck street in the location
where the Ben Franklin Store i
On April 12, laid, she was mar-
ried to J. N. Thornton and a week
later the couple opened The Thorn-
ten Grocery. Mrs. Thornton bought
c Hon in un office :n the store and
het husband operated the grocery.
In 10'J't Mr. Thornton passed n'vtiy
and Miss Jessie took over the gro-
cery and has carried on with it
Miss Jessie says that during her
l> ng and successful business career
her dealings with the public have
been splendid. She was treasurer
for the local chapter of the Amer-
itan Red Cross for years. She
v .- an active member of First
Methodist Church and taught a
(Continued on last po )
Local F.H.A. Chapter
Wins $100 At State
Fair on Opening Day
Twenty-six members of the Fu-
ture Homemakers Association,
their sponsors, Mrs. Clyde Wells
and Mis Virginia Surber, attended
the State Fair of Texas last Sat-
urday on their day and brought
back a card prize of $100 for their
chapter. They managed to draw
the lucky card that brought them
the big money. At the line when
drawing was made were Mary Lou
í'olarisky, Chapter President, Sari-
Lou Lewis, immediate past Presi-
dent, Katherine Seymor and Ei-
ther Marie Pape. Both sponsors al-
io were there when Mary Lou drew
the winning card.
The local group which also i.i-
c'.uded the F. H. A. sweetheart
Bradley Mann, were among 90,000
Future Farmers and Future Home-
makers who attended the big Fair
on opening day. They were royally
entertained by the State Fair and
given free lunches.
D. L. Alford Sr.
Buys Hereford Bull
D. L. Alford, Sr., this week pur
chased a Hereford Bull from Her-
bert Jacob of Carmine, the sale
price not announced. The bull waa
judged second in its class at the
Burleson County Fair Association
The Hereford is sixteen months
old and is grandsire of the bul
which brought $.11,100 at the
Moori.ig-Wimberley sale at Bryan
two years ago.
Cook's Point Church
To Hold Revival
A revival meeting will begi:
i H tober 15 at the Cook's Point
Methodist Church, according to the
pastor. Rev A. G. Elley, and wil
continue through the 20th.
Services will be held each nigh
it T:H0 o'clock and Rev. Phil E
Trammell will be the guest preach
or. The pastor has extended at
invitation to everyone to attend
these worship services.
TIIIMIIM pF«vr a;-
W , '■;> 'if iVfc ' U
Grand Champion Jersey Bull is shown here by Edwin Davis of
Dnvis Bros. Dairy. Award was made at the Burleson County Fair
Go To Entries
In All Events
Herbert Jacobs of CarniM
Takes Honors With Grui
Burleson County Fair Awocia-
tir.n's 1951 version of the county
fair was well attended last week
when more thar. 5,000 people
strolled through the gates and
r. any prizes were awarded to an-
t lies in various events.
First prize for the best float Ir
the opening day purade Thursday
went to the Snook Parent Teachei
Association and second to the
American Legion, Caldwell Hom«
Demonstration Club won third
place. Prizes ranged from fifteen •.
to five dollars.
Grand Champion Hereford bul!
was won by Herbert Jacobs of '
Carmine and Grand Champion Fe-
male Hereford was won by the
same owner, Davis Bros, placed
first with Grand Champion Jersey
Bull and Robert Elliott was award-
ed Grand Champion barrow.
Following are the winners in
Grand Champion Hereford Ball:
Owned by Herbert Jacobs. Car-
Reserve Champion Hereford
Bull: Owned by Phil Alford, Jr.,
Best Registered Bull over two
years: Herbert Jacobs, 1st, $7.80.
Best Registered Bull over 1 Vi
years and under 2 years: 1st, Phil
Alford. Jr., $7.50; 2nd Herbert
.Best Registered Bull over 1 yr„
un er l<i years: 1st, Roy Herr-
mann, $7.50; 2nd, Herbert Jacobs,
Best Registered Bull under one
year: 1st, Roy Herrmann, $7.50;
2nd, Roy Herrmann, $5.00,
Best Registered Cow over 1 Vi
and under 2 years: 1st, Herbert
Best Registered Cow over one
year and under l'/i years: 1st,
Herbert Jacobs, $7.50.
Best Registered Cow under one
year: 1st. Roy Herrmann, $7.50;
-nd, Roy Herrmann, $5.00.
Rest Pair Registered Bulls: 1st,
Herbert Jucobs, $7.50; 2nd, Roy
Best Pair Registered Females:
Isi. Herbert Jacobs. $7.50; 2nd,
Roy Herrmann, $5.00.
Best Pair Registered Females:
1st, Herbert Jacobs, $7.50; 2nu,
Roy Herrmann, $5.00.
Best Mixed Pair: 1st, Herbert
J .l'l'hs, $7.50; 2nd, Herbert Ja-
co1 $5.00; :tnl, Roy Herrmann,
•r: •"I; 1th. Roy Herrmann, Rib-
Rest Get of Sire: 1st, Herbert
I; le, $7.50; 2nd. Roy Herrmann,
'1 "> no.
,.e-t Fat Steer: 1st, Joe Espnr-
i, Jr.. Soniervillc, $7,50; 2nd,
1 \ <1 III. $5.'io .'led, David
: oeneiiiann, $.'1.00.
(.r.mil Champion Cow Herbert
Reser\e Champion Cow: Her-
Grand Champion Sieer: Joe Es-
Grand Champion Female, Jer-
sey, Johnny Stefka, C-'hl.vell, $7.50
( Continued on page two )
Centennial T*iis Week
Robert Elliott is shown with ribbon won on his Grand Champion
bsrrow at the Burleson County Fair last Thursday.
is'.ers, lay delectes and
in i «Iter - of the ,'lf«!i
1 'sliyteriun Churches 1'S in
• ves were in endllllce this
v.e.k when a meeting of Synod
■ is held at the Fir-' Presbyterian
i nurdi in Austin. I'lte meeting
marked the centennial of the state
oirani'/ation of the Presbyterian
| hu'ch in Texas One hundred
< i: s .aro t his mont I' even min-
ters representing 'lie '••> Presby-
'•cinn clmr '■ !>• 'i in existence
the state niel \ustin to for-
late Sxnod. I'lu- month s 1,077
•> ' !' 'hill Ii are corn-
il nt" • 11 .* anniversary.
111 i nt rhiiivhca which
•' 1 h o 100 years old
• ■ d i ' Houston, Gal-
San Antonio, Marshall,
San Augustine, Lockhart,
n 'nnMniied on last paga)
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