The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 8, 1927 Page: 1 of 8
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|B Bastrop Merchants and Citizenship Are Co-operating in Placing the Town in Rightful Sphere as the County Trade-Center
THE BASTROP ADVERTISER
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BASTROP, BASTROP COUNTY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, S n 27
Visit Bastrop On Trades Day
Bastrop High School Will Open Monday, September 12th
Splendid Crowd Visits
Bastrop on First
7 rades Day
DOVE ZONE LINES
AUSTIN, Texas, September t>—
Doves and quail are more plentiful
I than at any time in the past four
1 years, replies received by the State
Game Department to qucstionaires |
were sent to game wardens all over
They show also an increase
key and prairie chickens, deer „ a)
antelope. Deer are increasing in f
some sections because of removal of
The Merchant's first Trades Day
of the Kull season was held Saturday.
There was a large crowd in town,
gnii owing to the high price or cot-
ton, trading reminded one of the
Hue to the threatening weather
that prevailed throughout the entire timber. On some ranches deer
day hindered the crowd to a certain; suffered badly from worms.
exunt, but there was a large dele- , The dove season will open Septeni-
dation present. ber ' in the North Zone. Zone lines
Thr people of the surrounding were changed by the Fortieth Legis-
trad'ng territory should take advnns lature.
tafce of the many bargains offered
bv the merchants of our city and
visit Bastrop. The m< reliant*
(,ff( rif.g .special inducements for
to come here to trade, and many
tfall purchasers arc taking
vantage of this opportunity, and
do'nv: th«*ii < ntire shopping at
trop So Mr. and Mrs. Buyer.
arc invited to inspect the stores of
nuri'it} and decide for yourself thai
the bastrop merchants have ;i<t h
larpe a variety of stock and their
prices are iust as model ate as those
of the cities and in many instances
Mr and Mrs. Farrier, you are
uracil to bring your produ e to has
The dividing line now runs
from directly west of Del Rio, then
east along the center of the Southern
Pacific' Railway tracks to San An-
tonio. At San Antonio the dividing
line becomes the 1. (I. N. Railway
tracks to Austin There the line
BASTROP HIGH SCHOOL HU1LDING
the H. T
( Railway to the
Brazos River. It follows the Rrazo:-
t<> the Beiiuni'int branch of the Sante
Fe near N'avasota, along thi- Sante
Fc to Cleveland and then along thei
11. E. &. W. T. Bailroad to the Louis-
North of the Zone the mourning ,
dove season is September and Octo-
ber. Below it, the season is Novem-
ber and December.
Prairie ( hicken may be killed from
Protect Your Children
S.\l \LL TOWN I'LEASI'ItES
By J. C
Anderson, M. D.,
Getting John and Mary ready for
t(i>p, and in fact anything that y< u September 1 to December 10 all over school takes both time anl expense.
Way have to soli. There are many
things that can l>e brought to town
'by the farmers and the Bastrop mer-
chants pay the top market price at
all times. So let us meet you on
the streets of Bastrop next Saturday
and we are sure that you will be
convinced tha>. it pays you to trade
KATS AND ANTS KILL
CHICKENS IN ELGIN AREA
the State ,and quail from December as now dresses have to be made, new
1 to January K> in both zones. Tut- shoes and suits bought, books look-
key may be killed from November lfl ed after, and inany other minute <Je-
to December .'11 in both zones, and , tails attended to which only mothers
deer during the same period
ELGIN, Texas, Sept. 7.- The de-
predations mada by rats and ants
hen.' are becoming an alarming mat-
Mrs. T. L. Watson, who is quite n
chicken fancier, lost an entire brood
of bahy chicks this week when ants
invaded the hen's nest, killing out-
right every baby chick as quickly as ^
the baby chick would start from the
Several hens would leave their
nests when it was discovered , that
the ants were making it too uncom
fortalde fop old Biddy to remain
seated on the eggs.
Not only are the mice playing
havoc but large rat.s, weighmK i
from one to three and four pour Is
are invading the premises of practi-
cally every home and farm.
Especially is this true of the farms
and families where foodstuff
stored in barns.
In the North zone duck may be
killed October l'"> to ianuary HI. and
in the south zone from November 1
to January 31. The white wing sea-
son which opened July 1 will close
Strict enforcement o f the alws are
plarned for the hunting season. For
th.- year ending this month, there
have been over 1.100 fish and game
fines amounting to $14The pre-
ceding ycfir fines totaled $'.',412.
In answer to inquires the game
department has ruled that a week
under the game laws limits is not a
calendar week but t i.v group of sev-
For instance, Friday.
know about. Then, too, there is
another phase of preparation of
children for school that I wish to
ask parents not to forget while see-1
ing after the child's material needs,
and that, is the child's physical fit-
ness for school duties.
How about John and Mary? You
want iheni to do good work in school
this year, and to be able to do this,
you should take them to your physi-
cian, to see that they are free of
physical defects. Children cannot
make progress in school who have
adenoids, bail eyesight, diseased ton-
sils, ear trouble, or other impair-
ment of important organs of the
body. Examination of school chil-
dren throughout the last several
Wednesday and Thursday cannot he y„BrS( shows that apoprximately 25
considered two weeks. per cent are suffering from mal-
Announcement is made there is tlutrition, diseased tonsils or glandu-
ulso to be strict enforcement of the jar defects, while 7f> per cent are
laws against shooting from automo- gufering from defective teeth.
biles, motorboats, sailboats, and jn countries and cities having a
airplanes. ! public health nursing service, physi
urday. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
result that 205 children in Texas died
last year from diphtheria.
Cannot not this needless sacrifice
of child life be stopped? It can,
and must be stopped. Immunization
of children under 10 years of age
will eliminate it. One of the most
noteworthy examples of a city rid-
ding itself of diphtheria, is Auburn,
N. Y., a city of 37,000 population.
Immunization of school children and
those below school age was begun in
1922, and not a death from diph-
theria has occured in that city since
1924, with only 15 cases of the dis-
ease reported, all of whom were chil-
dren who had not received the im-
munization. Absence from school
due to diphtheria no longer occurs in
Auburn .this one item alone being
estimattJ to ivpresent a saving to
the city of S 10,000.00 yearly.
There are a number of pleasures
| that a resident of a small town may
enjoy what are not granted to those
who reside in places more preten-
tious. One is that you may go in
your shirt, sleeves; another is cal-
ling your neighbor's wife by her first
name, because you knew her in
school; aonther is sitting on the
shady side of a business, house in the
summer time, and on the sunny side
in the winter time; another is the
ability to park your cow along the
streets where there is fine grass and
then again if you want to speak to a
friends three blocks away, you can
| yell and squall at him and you can
carry on a loud conversation; you
can turn around in the middle of the
block and have lots of friends and
when you are with one of them you
can talk about all the balance; you
can keep up with everybody's busi-
ness except your own, and your
neighbor will look after you. A
small town is a real place for enjoy-
ing life. Exchange.
School Will Open With
At 9 A. M.
CLUB MEETS THE THIRD
SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER
,MI ROOM CONTEST
The living room is the one mom m
the house where the family life cen-
the room which every-
the place of ease,
nnd relaxation. It should
Is of your home and
ters. It is
one visualises as
cat examination is a part of the rou-
tine procedure, but if John and Mary
arv not fortunate enough to be in-
cluded in districts having such ser-
vice, do not fail to secure this ser-
vice from your physician before the
opening date of school.
meet the need
beauty should be the predomenant
The first meeting of the club year factors. Home Im-
«( the County Federated Club, will Mr.. Berulce Ctaytolt. Home In,
he held on
September. All club women oi n. livirur
the various points of the county an' interest in more co livable
George rooms by making them more uvaoie
ruy rracmvcu ^ - il#ohl- #h<.
th, third Seturdeyju
urged to be present. Mrs.
Felter, Travis county school Super-
intendent,, will be present to give a
talk on co-operative marketing as
studied by her recently while in
California at the National Meet of
Farm Women. She was one of some
seventy Texus women elected to at-
tend this convention. Her talk is
Mi re to help all. Mrs. Earnest Wat-
To teach the
hand. (3) To
and attractive. <'->
best use of what is on
teach wise expenditure of money
(4l To teach wise selection and ar
rangement of furnishing
the Kitchen contest th.s con
test will he
Control of Infectious Diseases
The fact that infectious diseases
of children are more common during
the school term, is due to the closi
association of children in school
roi ms, and is always a matter of
uneasiness to the parents.
Immunization against some com-
municable diseases is now possible,
and school children should not only
be vaccinated against smallpox, but
they should by all mean* be given
the toxin-antitoxin immunization for
diptheria, if found not to be natural-
ly immune from it. Some children
would not contract diphtheria if ex-
and a simple test, known
terson and Mrs. Wnmel of Uec
Creek will give reports on their trip co-opera'ing, at"
to the short course at A.&M. recently Farm New*. ^ ^ >f com
under the directions
Service of A. & M. Po«'d to ,t-
' thl, United a* 'he "Shick test" will determine
College of Texas and th. Uniteu
States Department of Agriculture
The diphtheria germ was discover-
ed by Klebs in 1X83, but it was not
until 1891 that an antidote for diph-
theria poisoning was discovered.
Diphtheria is a dangerous disease,
and since medical science has found
in toxin-antitoxin a protection for
your child, the resposibility for a
child contracting this disease, if
placed squarely upon the par*>nt«.
Toxin-antitoxin can be administer-
ed by your family physician, and is
given in 3 hypodermic doses, whi h
are usual'y given one week apart.
Toxin-antitoxin will not harm youi
child—the arm may be slightly sore
for a few days, but most children
show not even this sympton. Through
the work of the health departments,
school authorities and private physi-
cians, hundreds of thousand of chil-
dren have been immunized against
diphtheria throughout the country
with perfect safety. There is no
reason why you should hesitate in
giving John and Mary this safeguard
against one of the most deadly of
ON E- V A RIET Y CO M M U NITIES
FOR COTTON PROFIT
Better profits in cotton growing
could be attained the Department of
Agriculture believes by a wider
adoption of the "one-variety com-
munity" plan. C. B. Doyle an agro-
nomist of the department explains
that cotton tends to "run out" under
the usual conditions of culture. Vari-
ous strains cross in the fields and
when the different varieties of cot-
ton are taken to a common gin the
seed for the next crop is mixed and I "Carrie Mae Carruthers, Joe Nichol
Monday morning will mark the be-
ginning of another school term of
the Bastrop High School, when class
room worn is resumed on that day.
The school wili open this year with
better school room equipment, and
in fact better material in every way
to make this one of the most pro-
gressive years in the history of the
schools. The student body will out
number any of previous years, and
with the co-operation of the citizens
■■f the town, the Bastrop High School
can be made to be one of the best
schools in thi- sect >n of the State.
The following is a list of the
faculty with the assignments for the
F, R. Matthis, Superintendent,
T. 11. Haynie, Principal, History.
.Miss Benah Guffy, of Bolton, Eng-
Miss Ruby Denson, of Granger,
Spanish and Science.
Miss Melba Box, of Georgetown,
Mrs. Wilma Arbuckle, First Grade.
Miss Nelda Erhard, Second Grade.
Mrs. t). P. Jones, Third Grade.
Mrs. A. B. McLavy, Fourth Grade
Mrs. E. F Pcarcy, Fifth Grade.
Mrs. S. E. Herndon, Sixth Grnde.
The Seventh Grade will be taught
this year by the High School teach-
ers on the departmental plan.
Miss Martha Lee has been elected
to act as teacher of the Mexican
All the teachers have been select-
ed with much deliberation and great
care on the part of the school board
assisted by our able Superintendent.
Mr. F. R. Matthis, and they an- sure
that their selections will meet with
the approval of the entire citizenship
The following program will be
rendered Monday morning and the
entire citizenship of the town ai-e
1. General Assembly.
2. Invocation- Rev. Paul C. Bell.
3. Reading - "Young Fellow My
Lad'' Ftanklin Darby Orgain.
b. Piano Trio—Annette Booth,
Annie Higgins Trigg nnd Theo Per-
5. A Welcome from the P. T. A.—
Mrs. R. M. Waugh, President of Par-
ent Teacher Association.
♦5. Quartette Bernice Hasler,
which will contain helpful informa-
tion to all farm women. There are
°nly three meetings during the year
*nd members should all make extra
efforts to nttend each session
Quite a number of men have man-
d to mount the ladder of fame by
hnicing on the T.nt tails of other*
Actresses can appear at only
'heaters in Tokio, Japan.
petition, the first in which the out
lay does not exceed $25.00 and the
second where this sum is exceeded,
judging however, is to be made on
the basis of the greatest improve-
ment in proportion to the expendi-
Home Demonstration Agent.
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Truth may be eclipsed but it can
not be extinguish, d.
whether a child has this immunity.
Although diptheria may attack
persons of all ajres. it is preeminent-
ly a disease of children, especially of
children between the ages of 1 to
10 years, and it is the children of
such tender years who should be
safeguarded against this malady.
Diphtheria is one of diseases about
which wo know most, and there is
Not only did we have 205 deaths
in Texas last year from diphtheria,
b'lt 1,673 cases of diphtheria were
lepoited to the State Department of
Health as oecuring within the state.
As it is estimated that only about 23
p< r cent of all cases of communicable
diseases are reported to this depart
ment, this would indicate that more
than 7,000 cases of diphtheria oc-
against the good
are on indictment
ensi' of our citizen- '
ship as well as the fair name of our
state. What are you going to do
about it? Shall we conserve th"
absolutely no good reason for its oc- life and health of Texas children, or
curence at any time, but despite the shall we sit by and see the state s
kno-.vledge of prevention methods, greatest asset sacrificed on the altar
ignonncc, indifferece, or other rea- j of npathy
sons have stood in the way, with the trust?
distributed to all planters in the com-
The "one-variety" plan calls for
agreement by all the growers on the
use of one standard purebred strain
so that all seed from the gin will
produce cotton of similiar character-
istics particularly as to length of
staple. Under present conditions
there is small incentive for the in-
dividual to grow the longer cotton
which should command a higher
price to make up for lower yield.
His cotton is mixed with neighbors
and the buyer cannot afford to pay
more. If the spinner could rely on
supply from one or several commun-
ities where all growers produced uni-
form grades of cotton his buyer
could afford to pay the premium for
the graded product, and the grower
would be assured of a reliable supply
i.f purhred seed from the community
SMITHMI I E LIONS
OPEN TO I BIST PARK
SMITHVILLE, September 7. Th.
Lions Club is putting in a tourists
park on the banks of the Colorado
river, iust across the bridge from
town. Tables, benches, and wings
are being put up for the travelers
as well as other conveniences.
Turner and Willie Belle Anderson.
7. "Athletics for 1927-28"—Dr. J.
Gordon Bryson, Chairman Athletic
8. Vocal Solo—Mary Jane Davis.
9. Remarks by the County Super-
intendent Fred G. Haynie.
10. Song by Sir Little Girls.
11. Introduction of Teachers-
Superintendent F R. Matthis.
(b) Response- By Mrs. A. B.
12. Song by High School —"Old
Bastrop High." I<ed by the EX-
SENIORS of the Bastrop High
13. Violin Solo Miss Renah Guffy
High School English Teacher.
II. "The View Point of the School
Board"—M. C. Booth, Chairman,
Board of Education.
HER 10.000TH BALES
If some men owned the earth they
and indifference to sacred would try to dodge the tax-collector1
just the same.
TAYLOR, September >. *he
continued high price of cotton the
10,000 mark has been reached in
Taylor with an average of between
500 and 700 bales of cotton weighed
in the two cotton yards daily. Over
two-thirds of the crop raised in this
section is being sold as it is raised,
with less than one-third of the cot-
ton held; for higher prices. On ae«
count of the continued dry weather,
the staple is not the best), but th«
j quantity is holding up much better
than was expected a month or six
| week ago.
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Schaefer, H. A. The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 8, 1927, newspaper, September 8, 1927; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth206553/m1/1/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bastrop Public Library.