The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 6, 1937 Page: 1 of 4
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THE ASPERMONT ST
OF AND FOR STONEWALL COUNTY
Aspermont, Texas, May 6, 1937
SOCIAL SECURITY BOARD
(This is the first of a series of 20
iiuestions and answers dealing with
the Social Security Act.)
QUESTION NO. 1
QUESTION: llow soon are benefits
payable under the old-age benifits
provisions of the Social Security Acl
ANSWER: Lump-sum benefits art-
payable now to an employee if he has
reached the age of 85 since December
31, 1030, and has worked in a covered
occupation since that date. In case an
employee has died since December 31,
1930, and has worked in a covered
occupation after that date, the estate
of such an individual is eligible to
l'ile claim for a lump-sum payment.
In either ease, tiie lump-sum will a
mount to 3',2 per cent of wages paid
to the worker in covered oe. up .i ■ <n
since December 31, 1930.
Monthly benefits will be paid aft-
er January 1, 11142, to qualified indi-
viduals. Qualified individuals art
those who have attained age 05 ami
who, since December 31, 11)30, aim
before attaining age 05, hav(. worked
in covered occupations one day in
each of five different calendar years,
and have received during such period
at least a total of $2,000. A person
who reaches age 05 but does not be
come a "qualified" individual will re
ceive a lump-sum payment e.jual to
3 ^ per cent of wages paid to him ii,
covered occupations after Decembii
3l, 11)30, and before lie attains at <
Stonewall County Drys |
Score Another Victory j
In Beer Sales Voting!
I LOVE MY WIFE — *UT OH! YOU
For the second time since the first
of January, Stonewall county dry
voters have been victorious in the
battle of balloty being waged on the
question of legalized beer sales. In
January the sale of 3.2 beer was
outlawed and Saturday the voters
turned thumbs down on the effort to
legalize the sale of beer up to 14
Balloting was light Saturday as
only a few more thn 550 poll taxes
were paid this year. Of 588 ballots
cast the dry majority was 88, a gain
over the majority in the January
election which was 73 out of a total
of 837 hallos ca-t. Ten voting boxt s
: howt d a majority on the dry side
and five had a majority for the wets,
Mt_ Olive •
.Salt 1 lat
Budget r® -Uv.
Aspermont Recognized Sign-Up Agricultural
At Slate Homemaking Conservation Program
Itallv In Fort Worth
RA ( elebrates lis
2nd iiirtliday, 149
Loans In StonewaLI
Old Age Assistance
For Aspermont Sc.
Austin, April 27. Newspaper
torials indignantly denounced the
"Anti-Allred" propaganda sheet ibis
week as crews of urchin newsboys
from Jacksonville hawked the pap-
ers as "extra" to unsuspecting buy-
ers in various towns.
The papers filled with wild politi-
cal charges against Governor Allred
drew tire of responsible newspaper
as "a scurrilous, muckraking, aim
misleading political organ.' Sweet
water arrested one crew of importi u
paper salesm 11 and charged them with
violation of the city's peddler law.
The Rusk Daily Cherokee, in the
home county of VV. VV .Gla., publish-
er of "Pensions and Politics said:
"To the people of Palestine and the
other parts of the state, we apoh-
gize for the home county boy. Glass
made the senate race based o'i sush
yclJow-sheet political propaganda
last summer without success."
The editorial in tin Palestine He-
rald to which the Cherokeean refeir
ed said: "A crowd of boys came to
Palestine yesterday selling so-called an enormous
extras that were political sheets de
man ding the "impeachment of Gover-
nor Allied." The boys went whooping
up and down the. streets, yelling a
bout their papers, and the peopU
who bought, them were gi\en a taste
ot political dirt that woultl make the
democratic donkey feel like a jack
ass if he had any part in it."
This week marks the end of the
s< cond year of the Resettlement Ad-
ministration, which, i 11 Stonewall
| County, has made 149 loans to t'arm-
i; I ers for a total of $33,510.00.
R. E. Skipworth, county supervisor,
announced that during this two-year
period the Resettlenv nt Administra
inn has also made 110 non-repayablt
grants in the county for a total of
i,214.00, in addition to the loans.
The supervisor said when Rcsettle-
ient Administration was set up two
>ears ago, its first job was to take
over farm families formerly on relief,
:nd to make these families self-sup-
rting. Detailed plans of farm and
en,ne management were worked out
v. ith i acli family, and backed by loans
for the necessary supplies, livestock
"More than 18 pel' cent of Texas
i a liners have incomes ranging form
. 100 down t,o less than nothing. A
,, Ijical member ol' this group, the
-up rvisor said, "spends on an aver-
a^' only $1 a month for food, only
:;Uy cents a month for clothing, and
,,nIy five cents a niont|i for medical
caie.' He pointed out that these tain-
dies can develop, in the aggregate,
•I K. lienard, district investigator
for the Texas Old Age A -stance
' ommission notified Judge Bo;. G.
Anderson this week that had set the
'■cond and fourth Wednesda
:ich month ;is the days that he
t.e in A permont to consult with old
:■ i pensioners and applicants.
Mr. lienard will be^in thi. sehed
ule Wednesday, May 12th. II ■ will
ak. his headquarters in Judge An-
derson's office at the court house.
1 ersmis in Stonewall munty who wish
to make application or have problems
concerning old-age pensions are ask-
ed to ee Mr. Benard here on these
NY A Project Started
Court House. Ground
Mrs. Nadine Kight To
Course Free io Adults
\. Zieeler, Assistant Di trict
Ail. iim irater of the National Youth
Administration i(1 District 12, was in
io | Aspermont on Monday of this week.
>1 i He wa- accompanied by Thomas H.
Il;llurd, District Engineer. The purpose
of their visit at this time was to as-
sist in the tail of a new work pro-
ji ct which is being sponsored by
Judge Uoy G. Anderson, representing
Stonewall County, in conjunction with
th' National Youth Administration.
i'iii- project calls for the beautifi
cation of the courthouse grounds and
lor the renovation of the exterior and
interior of the courhouse. Work will
ontinue approximately two monui-
and will give work relief to 10 Stone -
alt County boys. The project calls
ior $480.00 in Federal fund- and
i50.00 as the sponsor's contribu'uji,.
At the State Homemaking Rally, at
Foil Worth, attended by 1500 girls
who represened 270 'I xas schools.
Kdiia liecht was a second place win-
ner in her entry in the "Family Rela-
tionship Contest;"Mary Hois Spring-
er ranked third in her entry on "Fur-
nishings and Accessories for the
Room;'' Aspermont ranked fourth in
her general exhibit, which consisted
of these garments:
School Dress made by Inez Malone
School Dress— Frankie But), Daugh-
•School Dress— Dorthy Reed.
Tailored Dress and Play Suit-- An
I'a lored Dress, Play Suit and After-
noon Dress— Mary Lois Spring-
Child's Ore.-- Mononette Dodson.
Tailored Dress • Ann Smith.
Tailored Dress Mildred Hanke.
Afternoon Dress— Lorene Ellison.
Outstanding features, aside from
i ontests, that girls will remember are:
a banquet in the Crystal' Ball Koom of
Hotel Texas, 1300 girls being present,
> orth Texas Teachrs College Osche-
stra music, singing directod by Miss
Wile Parmlee, State Department of
Education Music Director, a style
show at the Paschal Higj^ School, an
address by State Supt. Dr. L. A.
Mrs. Nadine Kight, Aspermont's
Home Economics teacher, deserves
ail praise for her excllent work and
for taking the girls to the rally. The
l.uneheon Club is remembered again
l.uncheos Club is remembered ogain
for expense money awarded Asper
liiont's four winners in the local con-
STONEWALL COUNTY SIGN-UP
COMPLETED APRIL 20; EAR-
LIER THAN PREVIOUS YEAR
New 11-1) Agent liegan
W ork Here This Week
College Station, May 4— The final
date for acceptance of work sheets
under the Agricultural Conservation
program has been set for May 15th
by he Texas Agricultural Committee,
according t0 Geo. Slaughter, chair-
man. The committee has approved an
arlier closing date for many counties
.vhere the sign-Up is well advanced.
Stonewall county was in this group,
laving finished the sigsing of work
heets April 20th.
Indications are that approximately
J 10,000 work sheets will be signed
for the 1037 program. Of these, some
15,000 cover ranches witjj a combined
acreage of 53,000,000 acres which will
lase part in the range conservation
feature of the program.
The sign-up this year is progress-
ing rapidly, and is three months a-
uead 0f the 11)30 participation in the
program. Slaughter pointed out that
due to the advanced stage of the
sign-up, it would not be possible for
iile state committee to accept work
. heets after May lo.
Slaughter called attention to the
fact that submitting a work sheet en-
ded a farmer to receive payment if
he complies with the soil building
and conserving practices indicated ill
Llie program, but does 1101 oblige him
to enter the program.
68,411 In State
Are Denied Old
Mrs. Ruby Green of Breckenridgi
spent a few days of this week visitin:
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. 11. Li
lison and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pit. ock.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Halm, Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Southern and small daught-
er of Swenson were in Aspermont
Mrs. Nadine Kight will offer
tw> Ive two-hour 1 sons in hnmemak-
intr to adults who may be interested
The lessons to be given from 3:00
o'clock to 5:00 Tuesday Wednesday,
I'hursdav of each of the four weeks
To Hold Open House
For Public Sunday
The Stamford SaiataiiUm will hold
op n house Sunday, May 9th, in cele-
fotlowing the close of school The I bration of National Hospital Day, ac-
The lessons wiU be in such line? as! cording to an announcement from Mr.
tahl setting, serving, etiquette, lay j A. C. Buster, business manager. Moil-
ing of patterns, cutting, fitting', and i day. National Hospital Da is May 12,
short-cut - in sewing, demonstra'i-ins j but Mr. Buster stated that the hospi-
in ooking', etc. Women interested II , till staff believed more people might
call or see Mrs. Kight at the Lee II
tel or a si
First Baptist Church
J. B. Rowan, Pastor
I h, able to visit the hospital on Sun-
ay than during the middle of the
I week. 4
Mr. Buster has issued a cordial in-
j v ration to the public to visit the in
Parents of children who ride bicy
cles are asked to caution their child-
ren about riding bicycles on the side
walks. There is a city ordinance a-
gainst this practice and must enforce
it as it is a hazard to pedestrians.
Please be sure your children do not
ride bicycles on the sidewallks in the
purchasing power, il
,n.)peny lnianced and supervised.
Many farmers included in the RA
• Ingram last year had never before
niiown what it was to grow a garden
r to own ;i cow or chickens. Musi
• i them had no team or tools. Re-
• < ulement plans worked out last year
iiili d suc|) families to buy 20,.>:>:
- rses and mules, 7,932 milk cows.
I nese families planted 11),702 gar-
dens and put up more than five mil-
t.on pounds of dried meat and vege-
tables as well as more than three and
a half million cans.1'
Li NCIILON CLl B ENTEUT\lN->
\\ 1V lis A! LUNCHEON Tl !•>.
The Aspermont Luncheon Club helu
its annual luncheon for the wives of
members last Tuesday night in the
club house at the lake. Seventy-two
members and wives were served bar-
becued chicken and all the "trim-
Well, what about next Sunday's
services? Will you help to make it
a great day. Honor your mother bv
being in God's house. Ml church
services regular and the pastor will
begin the new year with the church.
Come. Come praying.
LIST OF PKK>oNS WHO
DON i TED TO HOME EC
State NYA Director
Mrs. W. A. Dunwody and daught-
er, Mary Louise, of Anson, Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Jordan and daughter Cla-
rice, and neice, Margueritte, all of
Fort Worth were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Guest Sunday.
; Following is the list of persons
who donated to the subscription 1st
that was circulated to raise funds to
1 help finance the four home economics
' girls who went to the State Home
I Economics Pally in Fort Worth las:
$1— W. A. Springer, Raymond
Miirr, Bryant I iiiiv Co., Miss .1 > 1 >u!
I loch, Bud Nort e . W. P. Guest, A. A
I Vnnis, N. F. Springer, Rash&Pea
I cock,, Ii. I . Springer, Em Wright,
| Star Drug Store, Geo. C. F nady,
I Pete Blackshear, A. B. Ellison, L. D.
McAfee, H. F. Hud-peth, Allene Bur-
1 leson, Jo,. Matthews, L. H. Boyd. 50c
j E. H. Baker, Dr. McKlroy, I. '1.
liobertson, M. N. Guest, G. II. 1' d
haw, Ona Mae Godfrey, S. II. 1! i'
Miss Maude Deiiti, teacher in the
Slaton high school, and former teach-
er in the local -chools, wa.s a week end
guest in the home of Miss Etta Roe-
J. C. Kellam, recently appoint-
ed Acting State Director for the
National Youth Administration.
Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Rowan, Mrs.
M. N. Guest and Mrs. Joe Hudspeth
were Abilene visitors Thursday.
M ,s Pauline Hargrove of Colora-
do began her work here Monday of
: hi.- week as home demonstration a-
■ cut of Stonewall county Miss liar-
rove was appointed recently by the
tnniissioners court following notice
> f transfer of Miss Jean Day to Dick-
i ns county.
Mi s Hargrove is a graduate of
Texas Technological College wh
she specialized in this type of work.
Since finishing her schooling she has
been engaged in the teaching profes-
sion. For thy P^st three years she
has been home economics in the Colo-
Miss Hargrove came here Saturday
from Fort Wort^ where she had ac
eompanied a group of her home eco-
nomies students tQ the state rally
there. Some of her students were en-
tered in contests held during th rally.
sol I II SIDE CIRCLE
\V. M. I . ORGANt/L^
The recently created south-side
group of Baptist W. M. U. members,
composing the Margaret Guest Circle,
met last week is the home of Mrs. J.
B. Rowan. In addition to the regular
program, officers lor the circle were
The officers were: Chairman, Mrs.
II. I. Pearson; co-chairman, Mr3. s.
Bingham; publicity cluiirman, Mrs. A.
ti. Ellison; secretary, Mrs. Chas.
ptuill: Personal service, Mrs. J. B.
liowan; periodical, Mrs. Joe Huds-
peth; education, Mrs. Ernest Shadle;
in uevolence, Mrs. J. B. Hahn; stew-
ardship, Mrs. G. H. Bradshaw; young
people, Mrs. A. Mayfield.
Mis. H. I, Pearson conducted the
meeting. The group meets each Mon-
day afternoon and all members of the
south side are urged to attend the
Uncle "Tol" Ginn, who has been ill
for sometime, was moved from his
home in the Geneview community to
to Aspermont to the home of his son
B. Gia the latter part of last week.
His condition is reported improved.
Mr. and Mrs, C. F. Coo^ and small
sons ol" Peacock were in Aspermont
There are 1G8 old people in Stone-
wall county whose plea for old age
assistance has been denied. In the
"ntire state 68,422 have met a simi-
lar fate while no decision has been
announced regarding 33,607 other ap-
plications. One person out of every
three seeking relief has his or her
application denied outright. Seven of
every ten applications are denied be-
caus of'no need reflected." These
and many other interesting facts are
contained in the Texas Old Age As-
sistance Commission's Analysis of
Applications, Grants and Denials of
March 31, 1937 which may soon be
Other enlightening facts revealed
are: Harris county loads in the num-
ber of old people who have been de-
nied old age asistanee. The number
disproved is 4,851 while the disposi-
tion of some 1,500 more has not been
announced. Dallas county, wit^ 0,832
ha- the largest number of approved
applications but 4,018 have been
denied and no decision announced in
l,4ss cases. In the entire state 223,-
MK) old persons have applied for pen-
sion. Of this number 121,771 have
been approved with 102,000 denied
or still pending.
Miss Hermona Shadle, teacher in
the Dumont school, was confined to
Iter home here last week on account
Mrs. Wm. Flowers was carried to
the Stamford Sanitarium last Friday
for medical examination. She under-
went a tonsil operation Tuesday. She
will probably remain in the hospital
a few days for further observation.
WARNING CHIC KEN
thicken owners in the City of As-
peimont are hereby notified that all
chickens most be pinned up. There is
a city ordinance against the practice
of letting chickens roam over the
town and molest those who are .■'pend-
ing time, money, and effort, to grow
flowers, gardens, etc.
Already several reports of chickens
riddling flower beds and gardens have
come to us, so please observe this
ordinance and be consideiato of oth-
ers—or, we must take action
, CITY COUNCIL.
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Hudspeth, Hylton F. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 6, 1937, newspaper, May 6, 1937; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200328/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.