The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1937 Page: 1 of 4
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OF AND FOR STONEWALL COUNTY
Aspermont, Texas, September 16, 1937
"THE REST OF
BY JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
Swing Km# Opens New Casino Bill
This P£lst week 1 met certain mem-
beis of Li,,. Senate committee which
has bein study'fig State expenditure.-.
According to some newspaper art.i
cles we don't need any new tax mon
ey; also, that the Comptrnlar and
Treasurer have said our defici' was
only ten million dollars. The S'a'.e
Auditor has f xed it at fifteen million
dollars as of September 1 ' of this j
year; at approximately twenty mil-1
lion dollars September 1, and !
approximately twen'y four million j
dollar^ September 1, 1039, if no new |
taxi s were levied.
When 1 met with member.; of the
Senate committee we had the State
Auditor and a representative of the
State Comptroller with us. It dove
oped that the Comptroller's figures
and the Treasurer's figures v.-er •
based on an actual deficit at that
time but that they were not taking
int0 consideration appropriat ons and
expenditures that have already been
made and not yet charged on the
books just because the warrants had
not been issued for them.
l''or instance, they hadn't talien in-
to considera'iou an appropriation of
$821,000.00 l'or an insane asylum' in
West Texas. The Board of Control
has already located this hospital at
Big Spr n; 's, where the people voted
a bond issue to furnish the land and
water supply; and the Board is pre
paring to let the contract for the
buildup now. Certainly no one could
argue that items oi this k.nd are n< "
chargeable against the State for
whicj, money should not be raised.
At the end of the conference th" rep-
resentative of the Comptroller's De
par.ment agreed with ^he State Audi
tor's f gures, so there is no actual
* *. *
Some members of the Senati com-
mittee have been quoted as saying
that we should cut appropriations
down and con.oli.date departm1 -n:.s. i
poiii'.<i d out to them that at the be: -
gaining of the Regular Session I r
commended department consolidatioi -
and stated that l could not recom
mend increases in appropriation ,
other than a little over a 111 Uion 1
lars for the insane asylums. 111
recommendations of mine vv-re i u..r
ed. Efforts to consolidate cei'ain u<
partments of government were kio-d
in comm.ttee, and appropria ions wee
substantially increased without rev
nues being provided.
Fund Is Enlarged
N . fdks. its not the led I tper who has come to town, but King of Swing, Benny Goodman,
and Ins SwmKstcrs, who are play.ng hot and fast at the Ran American Exposition's Casino Dallas Here
the King and his clarinet (2); Lou Holtz, brought to the big air circuits by Rudy Vallee (3) con-
n and wise cracker; Leon Barte (1), Maitre de Ballet for Chester Hale and soloist in the Bolero num-
- of the Casino and Buster Shaver (I) who with his diminutive friends and co-workers, Olive and
""•v' dh er ,n n s and hw orchestra Sept. 19. The air conditioned Casino is playing
kc md Acidlzation
OS' Bryan Wildcat
Amoral Riles Held
Here Monday fcW J
W. Carroll, Pioiieo
The time to cut. appropriations was
durum the Regular Session, i he ap
propriations have now gone into el
feet. Our schools and collet .-, for n-
stance, have acted on the e appro-
priating and entered into contract.-
with eacheis which are bind ng on
the otate. The Board oi' (,ontrol na
advertised for bills on buildings :.a-,
lhoii:.ed in these appropria ions. No
u wi Uid be manifestly unfair, in
] ih nk imposs ble, for the I egl li
turc to make any substantial savin,
,tl this late hour. The trouble is if ■
should submit any of these mat < r
■ t would prevent passage of revenw
mt a aires, which we must have re 'aid
less, during the thirty days which the
legislature is limited.
Th s past week the Sta" Minera
Board, of wh c'h the Governor
Ciiairnian and Judge C. V. Terrell oi
the Railroad Commission and Land
Commissioner McDonald are mem
be is, passed a resolution which v.'ill
e ult ir. *500.00 per day . .ore to the
,,-hool fund from leases in the Sabine
Tile :« ■' «'s WW "rW nal1> l"ilidu
Governor Sterling, Colonel E. O.
Thompson and Land Comm ssioner -i
(1. Walker. They provided for 3 Hhs
royalty to the State irom in
bed b ases. ..ater, dyring Mrs. l'mgu
sons administration, the price of oil
dropped and she, togeth. r with
road Commissioner Lon A. Sin th
(Continued on last page.)
Gen rai Crude Oil company N'o. I
W. J. Bryan, Stonewall county wild-
cat tost, was reported Wednesday to
ive i liiained salt water following
i second treatment with acid, it ^ 1
• ven a s<|iiib shot with nitro last
ee!i from 3,535 to 3,543 feet and
then treated with acid without re-
alts. The m coikI ae d treatment was
iven this week.
i'ho test was drilled to around i.350
feet where a showing was encoun'er-
■ it water caused opi a I
lo abandon it and plug back to the j
0.a.35 loot showing whete act vity' lias
1.-on centered the past several day-.
I' is understood the test would be
.After spudding to 110
inch casing was set
w. e dri.l ng past 1,200
'in.- week on the General Crude No.
I Harrison estate, Hardecrow survey,
two in les noi".ii of the No. 1 Bryan.
.'.imounci m> lit of selective h-asint
101 tlie General Crude's 16,000-acre
Double Mountain block in southwest
.a Stonewall couivy will not be
made until October 15th.
Takes Acreage i'or
Teat S'VVesi 01 iicre
'\-ieher Retireme 11t
Funeral servic< s for .J.
long-time resident o
lUnty, were conducted at the erave-
de in Aspern ont Cem ry Monday
-I'ternoor at 3 oVloe .villi !!"> H.
Thurston, Method' pastor, of-
Mr. Carroll d ed at his home here
last Sunday afternoon of heart at-
He has be- n in ill health for the
several years, but his c< udition
ieen considered critical only c
lays befo.-e his death.
Carroll, a native Texan, was
Alaich 9, 1875. He moved kj
a:, wall couli'y n 181)8 where
as inee lived. Most of that tine-
as 1 n spent in A .pernioiit where
e has followed the . arpenters trade,
a a membi r of the Meihodi.-t
So: v vors are his daughter, Mi --,,
ij. i'. (.lass of Asoerniont; one bro;It-
er, i>. B. Carroll oi Amarillo, and one
sis r, M s. J. B. Lipscomg of Albany.
I allbearei s were: A. 1*. Baugh,
Raymond Marr, L. 11. Boyd, S. "
Liibgham, M. N. Guest and 1-1.
. unt rai arrangements were
chaig,. of Mapb s Funeral Home. i
i i'cai Wheat Seed Foi
Smut Before Planting
1 of a s< tie.s of i leven
answers pertaining to
heel months on
By H. L. Thurston, Pastor
Progress is witnessed by enthusi-
astic friends of the church bu lding
a o. ■ ram, Three thousand three hun
died and eighty six dollars ($3,380)
id three other valued subscrptions
not cashable at the moment were
placed on the board by last Sunday,
vv'e are anxious to' definitely reach
tile $5,000.00 mark by October 1st.
o work will be begun until we reach
l he $4,000.00 point.
An architect has met w th the com-
mittee once and suggestions offered.
:;ut no definite plan was adopted a'
biiat time. More definite details an
lo be adopted as the fund reaches the
first goal— If you are not in the list
• ng a!, present, come forward and
ave the joy of helping advance
Flan now to attend the special
ices next Sunday morning for
reception of members and bapt.sins.
■ ou who have made plans to unite
with us be sure to be present and if
possible see the pastor before the ser-
October first begins our church
school year and several new teacners
vill be be on the teaching staff ac-
cording to reports coming from the
board of Christian Kducatiori th.s
week. The first Sunday of October
should be our rally day at which time
every Methodist and friend should be
at church school and church with an
inward determination t0 be a faith-
Fine Response Given
Drive Here To Secure
Fund For Iron Lung
Plans For Beginning
School Band Classes
The first fr
most important, points of the Teach-
er Retirement system of Texas are
iver. below. The remaining six d s-
cussioiis will be published next week.
!. What constitutes a school year
in determining whether a teacher ha
taueht for a school year?
Ans. A teacher shall be credited
w lh having taught a school year if
taught a minimum of 41- The Aspermont band has been or
a salary basiCex anizeil and giving concerts for a
• i't a teacher n a school whose full bout s x months; they have made fine
hool year does not amount to 11 progress for this length of time. W
onths shall be credited with having \ have plans whereby we feel sure that
taught a school year. i the band will continue indefinitely,
2. What is a full-time teacher .' f "ut more school boys and girls should
Ans. A full-time teacher m ans ' t! ke advantage of the opportunity of
ibe teacher whosi re ular salaried
C.tizens of Aspermont and Stone-
wall county accorded fine response
this week to the drive to secure do-
nations to help buy an iron lung to
bt. placed in Hendrick Memorial hos-
pital at Abilene to battle the wave of
infantile paralysis that is sweeping
the country. The respirator will be
serviced free by the hospital staff
Dr. A. L. McKlroy. who solicited
die subscriptions, joins with the hos-
pital staff in expressing their appre-
iat on to subscribers for their ready
i espouse. The donors will also have
die undying grattude of infantile
t>aralysis sufferers and doctors in fu-
ture years for their aid in the fight
against the dreaded disease.
The total of local subscriptions
reached $77.75. The money was turn-
ed in Tuesday, which with donations
from other sections, sw'elled the
fund t0 a little more than $2,000, the
goal or ginally set.
The donors were:
M. N. Guest — $3.00
Harold Kenady — 50c
Geo. H. Bradshaw 1-00
A. P. Couch — 50c
Allene Burleson 50c
West Texas Utilities Co. 2.00
Powell Chevrolet Co.
W. K. Pyeatt
mpensation for service rendered as
■ acher exceeds his regular salari-
compensation for any other ser-
> ee that might be rendered is other
cations while sa:d person is en-
e. ed in t<eachinig. It is further pro-
led that student assistants and pe-
nle teaching in higher educational
playing in the band.
Aspermont wants a school band. I
will start classes in school Tuesday
'of next week. The school has arrang-
ed an activity per "d at 3:15 which
will give every boy and girl a chance
to study music along with their oth-
i r stud.es So 1 will have a class in
school next Tuesday at 3:15, and
[j institutions on a scholarship shall not would like to see all those with, or
! if ae Reporter—
With a w aetiv t\ spreadim: north
.. iter county, Stonewall ga;
n ."ildcat location th s week, the
r ! i b.- announced since the Gen-
1 t rude operations in the -outh-
istein part of the county.
r Grant, Arc!more, Oklanoma,
•aircluis d a block of six
n the southern part of the
and lias let contract for the
of a 2,800-foot wildcat test.
I Shoult . Abilene geolog st. as-
. c nibled 'ho acreage.
.ocation for the test, even miles
. est of the General Crude Gil com-
pany Xo. I W. J. Bryan, will be
itakod in the norlheaot quarter
-ection 1 <15 l-H&TC survey.
The 3,<: 40-acre block is on
eonard Branch and T. A.
\ N N( )F NCKM KNT
1 will begin my class in piano in-
struction this week. Those interest
d please call 13 or see me.
Mrs. Nolle Herrin-r
inking smut n wheat is taking a
endous toll each year in reduced
co ins ard ieduced prices at tlie mar-
ke s, says County Agent 1. L. Sturdl-
otinking smut in wheat is ea.-ily
controlled by treat ng t!.- -ee-1 wi'h
or carbonate dust which does not
: j re the germination.
.In usi/ng- powdered copper carbon |
:it, use 2 ounces of 50',< grade or 3|
unci s of 20' ( grade per bushel. The
,iade referred to means the per cent
metallic copper, and it is very i n
pari air. that this per cent is knov.-n.
. I:,- powder containing 50'. me'... c
copper s better.
Fo, mixing the seed and pnwitcr
phu e in some tight conta no
such as a barrel or box so arrang-
d that it can be revolved on an axis
which has a light lilting open.n. .
Pii, BLaeksih ar acoompanied h
an,'liter, Margueritte, to Austin to-
day to on'er Te.-,as Sh ■ p alined to
airivi 'arly so that she might take
part n the sorority activities for the
p iling of the semester.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Cross of Mid-
land arrived in Aspermont Tuesday
for a visit with relatives. Thou a Mi.
n sa ieturned home Wednesday,
Mrs. Cross is remain.ng for a longer
I; v. and Mr. . C. S. Cox of Peacock
moved to Abilene recently. They plan
to attend 11-S. U. this >ear.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Robertson spen
j i lie weekend in Abilene.
be considered full-time teachers.
I ach ng in a night school on an
■ urly basis does not constitute eli-
bility for membership. In other
v. ords, a person who is teach ng i
w h' urs a week as a sideline with
- nil. other vocation or profession s
-it eli"ible *io membership in the Re-
. Who i- 1 gible for membership?
Vns. C'.assroom teachers, Superin-
tendents (< i'<y and County), 1 bra-
ri,"is, supervisors of instruction and
maintenance, clerks, dietit ans, full-
re doctors, full-time nurses, busi-
mana. ers, college presidents,
ill time employees of college busi
s offices other t'lan janitors and
stodians, and full-time adm nistra
tiv • and clerical positions in connec-
•a i j. dormitories. At the present
it is thought that janitor, bus
, cus'lod ans, and cafeteria
• ' vker are not eligible for niemt). i
a. However, this quest on is not
definitel ,-ideil and we are tak-
i K up wi'h the Attorney General's
partment. V\ e w ill he able to give
re definite nformation en mi
itit at a at. r dati . 1';,«i 1 the ma;
el' is definitely decided it I. silgg' t-
that those people not to be eon-
id ered as el gible, as it would o
I'.icate the situation 'o havi htindi
■■I' such cotur butions receiveil and
in later find it necesssary t> re-
end their money.
4. As $1X0 is the maximum amount
that can be contributed by a mom-
I' r durini the year, how is the I"-
duction to be made on salaries of
ore than >3.0009
Ans. In a case where annual com-
(Continued on last page •
without an instrument, at this period
at the high school.
1 want to thank the band mem-
bers and business men of Aspermont
for their cooperation, and their in-
terest in the band in the past, and
with your continued cooperation, I
promise you the best band this year,
that we can build for Aspermont.
Remember, those that are interested,
see me next week and we will talk
it over. Wc need trombones, and stil
more clar nets, and a few other in-
G. C. Collum, Director
ilKI l\G AT
'LA IN VIEW! COMMUNITY
Bryant Link Co. —
M ss Jo Bullock —
1. S. McMillan
Fred Stockdale —■
Chas. F. Gibson —
A. B. Ginn
A. B. Ellison
ii. M. Lawrence —
Roy G. Anderson —
H. F. Hudspeth —
Dr. A. L. McEIroy
M. E. Savage
Geo. C. Kenady —
Reese S. Ward —
D. L. Knowies
T. M. Long
J. 1.. Chennault —
Dr. D. L. Dodd —
I. L. Sturdivant —
Rev. CI nt McMill an and Rev H.
L. Thurston in response to invilations
tr, preaching at the Plainview com-
munity house this week. Goo'' crowds
and growing interest are manifest
md a good meeting is expected—
You are invited to attend.
Rev. Thurston reports a go-, l meet
in,g at Red Bluff and also at Jayton
He led the singing at Jayton- thir'y-
two additions, most of woom were
received by baptism joine ! the church
R. L. Spradley
Mrs. H. G. Flowers —
W. A. Springer
Mrs. Tom Rutherford
E. A. Mixon
R. L. Springer
C. G. Bingham
Mrs. D. C. Wylie
Rev, J. B. Rowan
J. M. Hickman Jr. ——
L. H. Boyd
C E. Brannen
H. K. Trammell
1". N. Abbott
Ona Mae Godfrey —
Rev. H. L. Thurston -
A. E. Ball
W'. W. Douglass
Mrs. Nora B. Poore —
j. S. Harvey
Mrs. Bess Forgus
E. B_ Featherston
W m Flowers
W. B. B ngham
M ss Etta Roebuck —
f. Houston Ward —
:t. L. Yarborou,gh —
R. C. Evans
B \KKR—Tl l!NI \l
Xeves came to us Wednesday that
Mr. II M.-ton Turner. - „ of Mr. an-1
Mrs. N B. Turner of Shineiv Lake
community, and M.ss Bill e Baker,
dnughtei- of Mr. and Mrs EdmonJ
Baker of Ceneview community, were
married last Saturday night. I'heir
friends wish them a lo .g and pros-
perous, and happy life together.
i.eonard Branch —
W. S. Featherston
Roy Riddel Jr. —
Ray H. Halm
Mrs. W. P. Guest
W. A. Haynes —
ASSPEKMONT HIGH; SCHOOL
HOME ECONOMIC^ CLUB
The Home Economics Club met
W ednesday, September 15, for the
.irst club meeting of our new school
ai to elect officers. Those elected
were a.s follows; President, Iva Ella
Brannen, Program chairman; Pegiry
iholson; Reporter, Doris Lea; and
Parliamentarian, l.-orene Ellison.
We had a large number of girls at-
tend ng this meeting, nnd we "Fu-
ture Home Makers," hope to make
ihis an interesting club with 100 per
cent cooperation from all the girls.
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Hudspeth, Hylton F. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1937, newspaper, September 16, 1937; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200339/m1/1/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.