The Waller News (Waller, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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fE'RE BOOSTING FOR WALLER!
THE WALLER NEWS
Sponsored by Waller Chamber of Commerce
WALLER, IN WALLER COUNTY, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1 927
AND THE ENTIRE COUNTY, TOOH
OFFICERS OF WALLER CHAMBER The chief industry in those days i Icr's business life. His little store
OF COMMERCE jwas hay making and cattle raising, which was opened Aug. 3, 1883 wa*
Geo. O. Crump, President there was not at that time a single I nearly on the spot of the J. G. Gar-
Jno. R. Campbell, Vice-President and fence on the prairies about Waller. | rett Drug Store, but itfaced the rail-
Editor of Waller News i Big cattle men grazed their herds with-
E. A. Robertson, Secy-Treas. out cost on the broad acres of Waller
BOARD OF DIRECTORS j prairies. In the day before automobiles
F. W. Fischer
A. W. Umland
H. H. Bullock were not dreaniid of there was a trem-
road. Uncle Dock built a gravel walk
to the railroad where the company
had built a small platform about ten
feet square and that was all tilt de-
August Naegeli \ endous demand for hay. Common pot that Waller had.
J no. R. Campbell
j prairie hay ¡n those days sold for
$12.00 per ton. The land in those
HISTORY OF WALLER days being unfenced gave everyone
INTRODUCTION: the pleasure without any interference
(John R. Campbell) ! from anyone. The virgin grass in those
It has been by intention for some' days grew nearly waist high, and in
At this time Hempstead vvs a very
thriving and well established town.
The Brazo« Valley then was almost as
fertile and productive as the valley of
the Nile. Negroes by the hundreds
lived in the low lands and farmed
full of money, and n ov he evnmg. ¡ donia. Eve/yLody :n a .'I of the named
A good tim< is a> itred yru.
I he School Worker? I Lb met
I hursday ni ght a! th " school house.
I hey were favoied .vit1' some Ha-
waun music anj a short piogram.
Much business :hat needed aUention,
was attended to and iveiyone seemid
communities are urged to attend these
services. It will Le ic-rn* ir.be.ied inut
next .SuriC.i> i« the fifth Sunday and
that there will Le no j rea<hing at any
B;il Purvis .• surely tiiviring some
very fine looking sweet j otaioes in
front of the Lla.r home. Judging
to begin the story of Waller's history.'the main was free of weeds. So the ¡same for the big land holders. Field's
With this isf ue tve are giving the first beginning of the station of Waller was ¡ store community was also well popu-
chapter. The history will continue as a shipping point for hay. The ear-'lated and the community life thor-
from week to week until it is finished, lier settlers of Waller were nearly all oughly established. Shi'loh commun-,
but there may be weeks when there is | attracted here by hay interests. Among
so much other news, or for other good them were Farr and Smith, the latter
reasons, that the story will not be pub- having charge of Faukner's catle. A
ity too was pertly well settled.
In 1892 R. J. Sledge of Kiel. Tex-
as, another hay maker came to Wal-
ler. After having been here about a
lished, but in the main we want to year or so later came T. C. Taylor
give the story connectedly. We would w-ho replaced Smith with Faukner't year one day he came into Sander's
also suggest to those especially inter- cattle. Then came Chidester, Gus! store and said to Uncle Dock. "If you
ested in Waller's history to cut out the Mil'er. ard Jo:i>i T Sanders, Uncle were not a blind man I would put up
story each week and when it is fin- Dock Sanders, and T. A. Garrett, fa- a store in competition ro you." Uncle
ished you will have the story in its ther of J. G. Garrett, all of them hay- Dock insisted that he should go ahead,
complete form. We will try to give makers. believing that two stores would hcip
as complete a history as possible of John T. Sanders bought several | Waller more than one. Whereupon
the beginnings of the town, the busi- hundred acres of land at $1.50 per'the next Monday morning Mr. Sledge
ness life, the schools, and churches acre and started in the hay making began hauling lumber for Waller's
Mis. B. Bur! <|>ent Monday in
W. P. Castle made a business trip
to Houston Monday.
We a re sorry to report Mrs. Dr.
H. A. Berry very sick this week.
Miss Madline Garrett is visiting
her sister Mrs. Nadine at Needville to enjoy themselves immensely
this wiek. ¡ are glad to say that the club is pio
J. (J Hailey and family spent Sun-j gres-ing nicely, and is to be hoped from the number oí «m ks and the
day in Houston visiting Mr. and Mrs. it wl1 be a sucre . as will as a bene-; size of the potatoes they surely must
Chfis. Hailey. ¡fit to the se i m,i. 11 i , s is the firts have made well.
Everybody around Waller is in meeti.ig of the hih <ir.c the election o
style, that is, most of them have real j of new officers, and we are hopin^jARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST «HE
old fa-hioned fall colds. And at best j each meeting will .mprote and he SPECULATORS
they are far from pleasant. ' beneficial in some wax Most all think that we are dead
Mrs. K. A. Blair spent Thursday Mr. I lugo Stoerner, a popular against the speculators. Let us
night in Houston with her children, menlbcr of the Junior Class seemed ¡ think just for a moment about the cot-
to have a little trouble with his Ford ,on situation. If there were no mid-
last week. About twelve o'clock, he die men who were willing to put their
was informed by some of the girls money in cotton it would be impos-
that one of his tires was flat on the! sible for the farmer to sell it at any
under side. Unfortunately Hugo had! lárice when there is a big crop. Last
and perhaps other things of interest.
WALLER'S BEGINNING AND
business in big fashion. All of the second business house. He built his
cattlemen and hay men had to go to ¡store exactly where Pope's garage now
Hockley for their groceries and for' is and faced it south. In the mean-
post office facilities. time Uncle Dock had turned his store
In those days before good roads so that it faced est. And thus we
and cars it was much farther to Hock-¡have the beginning of Waller's main
Those of us who live in Waller to-
day and enjoy its benefits sometimes ley than it is now, taking about two street, with Uncle Dock on one side
sit down and wonder about the Wal- j hours at the very best to make the and Sledge on the other.
ler of yesterday. So it is to satisfy ¡ round trip. So Uncle Dock Sanders, (Con't. next week)
this curiosity that we are recording suggested to his brother that he (Un- o
The present scribe v\ent down with
her and spent the night with Bro.
W. h. Brown, of Wallace brother of
J. B. Brown, who has been in the
Methodist hospital at Houston for
some weeks is visiting his brother
here this week.
Miss Allen, teacher in Waller school
vi?ited with her parents and friends
in Houston over the week end. Some
of her friends brought her back to
Waller Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray B. Sesler and
Mr. Mike Bennett spent part of last
week in Beaumont. Mr. and Mrs. Ses-
ler visiting relatives and friends, and
Mr. Bennett going on business.
to spend a large jxution of the study
period in repairing his unfortunate
year we had an eight million surplus,
if the farmer sold direct to the spinn-
er this cotton would still be in the
In 1883 the town of Waller con-
de Dock) would put in a little stock PIONEER WALLER LADY IN
of goods and make application for a PARADE
sisted of a section house in which a Post Office as a matter of doing away ¡ Grandma Mathis, one of the pio-
family lived who were in the employ with the necessity of having to go to'neers of this community, and a char-
of the Rail Road company and a Mr. Hockley for provisions and the mail, ter member of the Waller Baptist
Farr and family and Mr. Smith and So we have in the person of Uncle church was in the Fair parade riding
family, or in other words three fam- Dock Sanders, a blind man, the per- her horse on her old fashioned side
ilies in all. son who laid the corner stone of Wal- saddle. There has been much favor-
able comment on her part in the par-
We Serve You
We had a great time last week at the fair, and want to
assure you that Bradbury is going in for a greater fair next
year—work right along by your side.
But that is a long time off; so let's not forget that this
pretty weather augurs cold weather, and lay in our winter
clothes and supplies now.
It is always best for you to trade at
./. W. BRADBURY
GROCERIES and DRY GOODS
J. W. BRADBURY, Prop.
We are very sorry to report that j end in his home.
the Olesbys from Hockley are to move : Beverly Crump,
away so soon. They have been great Reporter
friends to our little city and we are' — — o
going to greatly miss them from our REV. WEATHERBY TO BE HERE
social and church life. SUNDAY
o Rev. Weatherby, pastor of the
CREATH ASSOCIATION MET THIS ; Methodist church. Bellv.lle, and for
WEEK AT NAVASOTA four years pastor on the Waller
By the time this is read the annual charge will preach in the town of
Hard work seems to |>ervade the; hands of the farmer. In other words
school since the Fair. The manual; this s|>eculatoi creates .i ready market
training class has been organized and'for cotton.
is beginning to show some signs of1 Another f/fc^iiarity of the cotton
manual labor. They s|wnd two even-1 situation is tt.is: when the government
ings each week on laboratory lessons, came out with file report that we
Miss Lorine Allen «pent the we -k would have a thirteen and a half mil-
end in llourton visit'ng he. parents, 'ion bale cotton crop, cotton advanced
She returned Sunday night. | from eighteen to twenty-four cents
Mr. R. S. Bracewell spent the week' |>er pound. Then when it came out
with twelve million six hundred thous-
and bale crop report, cotton advanced
two hundred points the first day and
from that time until now it has gone
meet--1_ of Creath Baptist Association
will have become history. There is
planned a large delegation of women
Waller Sunday night. Sunday morn-
that the last report still further re-
duces the production and still cotton
is going down. It is something that
we cannot understand as to why it
should continue to go down.
Miss Addie Cameron ntnt last
week end in Ennis, Dallas, and Min-
eral Wells, and attended the Grand
HALLOWE'EN CARNIVAL FRI
There will be a Hallowe'en carni-
val Friday night at the Waller school
building. The genera! public is most
cordially invited to attend. It w
Consist of the best entertainment and
lots of real fun. Come and bring all
of the family and especially the kid-
í FUNERAL SERVICE HELD FOR
Í ARTH'.R FRY SUNDAY MORNING
j AT MACEDONIA
I Rev. Roy O. Parten, pastor of Wal-
I ler Methodist church, conducted fun-
Í ! eral services Sunday morning at the
| ! Macadonia cemetery for Arthur Fry
of Oklahoma. He was a traveling
salesman. We were unable to learn
whether he had formerly lived in the
Macedonia ^ommunitv or not.
ing he and pastor Parten will go to
Field's store (New Hope), and Sun-
from Waller to attend the Women'' day afternoon they will be at Mace-i Chapter of the Eastern'Star,
meeting Tuesday. Full details of the
meeting will he given ¡next week. One!" *
of the chief questions before it is the
proposed cojisohdation of Creath and
Bra zon county association-.
B. Y. P. U. NOTICE
Which is most important, Flome
Missions, or Foreign Missions, or is
th-*re anv difference?
Suppose there were no Home Mis-
; sionaries, could America hate been
!a Christian country?
Hear some Home Mission Stoiies
¡n B. Y. P. L. Tonight. 6:30 p. m
Come early Bring another.
WALLER SCHOOL NEWS
The s hool is plannin-7 a big Hallo-
we'en entertainment for Fr-^ay ni^ht,
Oct. 28. There w:l! be boxes, cari-Jy.
peanuts. and ;.opcorn fir nle. Every-
thing in the f/>rrn o* entertainment,
c. very body com- bring a pocket
The Queen's Next Car Will be
One of the Beautful New Fords
Did you see the Waller Motor Company "Queen," little
Patricia Lint land, and the banner bearer who went ahead
with this "strange device." thtreon: I he Queen will ride
in the New Model Ford?"
It v%on't be long now the New Ford will be here and
you will be happy as happy can be when you step on the
gas. and it glider off like a real Lincoln it, we thin!:, is
going to be a "baby Lincoln." really.
Waller Motor Co.
. H. H. BULLOCK, Mgr.
COOKING SCHOOL GREAT
The show rooms of the Hempstead
Motor Company made an ideal place
in which to hold the cooking school,
under the auspices of the Western Pub-
lic Service Company, conducted by j
Miss Ethel Stone. ¡
The women of Hempstead responded
n large numbers, and Miss Stone de-
onstra'ed the cooking of various
ds on the Electric Cookar, demon-
ing the quickness and perfect
ig qualities of this new heating
•. schools are of great good to
tnrty, for they give added in-
he great art of cooking, and
should deny herself the ac-
't of being a good cook.
V A. Urban. R. R. Ur-
iderson and Miss Soph-
ded the Ziegfield Fol-
F. D. Mitchell and
i. Ernest Alien and
Claude Allen and
'rs. Terrell San-¡
«ton, Mrs. Mike ■
guests of Mr.
•t Sunday, j
TEXAS MONEYS RUN INTO BIG
State Treasurer Hatcher says that
we ought to know something about the
moneys that the State handles, so he;
sends out the dope.
He shows that the total receipts forj
fiscal year 1926, ending August 31,
were: $72,108,150.00; while the dis-;
burserrents were $69,818,752.00;;
while the fiscal year of 1927, ending i
August 31, were: $78.556,721.00; dis-
That's a lot of money. Horatio; but
it takes a lot of money to run Texas—
and is going to take more and more.
We had rather live today, when it
takes seveaty five million* to run the
state than when it would require only
There is more to life now than then,
and all of us have more- to enjoy, and
the "more" is the direct result of gov-
ernment observation—if yo'j don't be-
lieve it, go where such a benign gov-
ernment as ours does not obtain--Mex-
ico, for example.
Subscribe for the News—$1.50
Have you done your best. If every
one in this town were just like me, sir.
what sort of town would it be?
Of Liberty Grill, j
A Skotch farmer who had agreed to
deliver twenty bens to the local mar-
ket sent only nineteen birds
"Man. you're late with that last
hen," expoMulated the dealer, when
the farmer brought it late in th - after-
"Aye, aye. sir," agreed the Skotch-,
man. "but >e see, she dinna lay till;
this afternoon." The Business Far- j
He "Yes. my father has contribu-1
ted very much to the raising of the |
She—"Is he a socialist f"
He Nb. he makes alarm • I'm k-
•n Humor. (Madrid).
Cop on Shore "I'm going to ar
rest you when you come cut of there."!
Man in Water "Ha, Ha! 1 m nat
coming out. I'm committing suicide
Mfsdanws Matllf Crook, G. S. Os-
borne, R. E. Tompkins, Miss Doph*
S hind ler and Robert Smith spent last
Friday evaning in Houston and beard
Bishop Murrays lecture.
CAN IT BE SAID OF US?
Epitaphs, as a rule, are strange, vain
and even funny. But over in France
an American Legionnaire, in France
for the convention, ran across a few
words that really mean something. On
a slab in the Aisne valley he found
He has outsoared the shadows of
It «as the gr.o/e of a solidier, an avi-
ator, death will be remembered
by thousands. Agpjn, thffe are other
thousands from whose memory the man
ha -dipped awwy forever.
feat sublime senteme must remain,
though, when all memory of the man
ha' vanished from the earth. It was
spoktn from ifee heart of Theodore
Roosevelt, a sorrowing father but a
father proud that his son had fought
the good fight.
It was the grave of Quentw Roose-
velt. And his life, like his epitaph,
need rot be a lesson of wai alone, but
of everyday life, wherever it might lead
<*. How blessed to live and to die that
such could be said of us:
"He has outsoared the shadows of
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Adams, S. W. The Waller News (Waller, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1927, newspaper, October 28, 1927; Waller, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth184271/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.