The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 76, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 13, 1930 Page: 1 of 6
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THE BASTROP ADVERTISER
BASTBOP, BASTROP COUNTY, Thursday, February 13, 11*30
rof. F. R. Matthis to
Head Local School for
Ninth Consecutive Year
By Albert T. Reid
Lt the regular meeting of the Bas-
p School board held Tuesday, Pro-
^.r K. R. Matthis, who >h now
Irving his eijcht consecutive year as
jperintendent of tho Bastrop Pub-
Schools, was unanimously elected
*rve during the 1930-31 term.
|Purine the eight years that Pro-
,.„r Matthis has been at the heau
the Bastrop schools, ho ha3 won
[, admiration of every pupil in tho
[hool, and is loved and respected by
rh and every one.
Advertiser commends tho
fovol board upon the re-election of
Along with the reguli.r routine of
Idiricss, the board passed th« fol-
kw.ng resolution :
'He it Resolved: That the use of
i School Auditorium for enter-
^ nm« nt purposes be restricted to
.1 organisations and to local or-
t,si2r.ations of s public or quasi-pub-
NUMEROUS PRECINCTS VOT-
INGS STRENGTH RAISFJ)
TO EXCHANGE PULPITS
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING
According to the Poll Tax lists of
Tax Collector II. M. DeGlandon's of-
fice, there was one more poll tax paid
this year than last. There were 4276
paid in 1020 as compared with 4277 in
1080, as follows:
1030 192 J
Prec No. 1, Bastrop, 810 55S
Prec No. 2, W. Elgin 1167 362
Prec No. 3, Smithville, 1063 1065
Prec No. 4,Jeddo, 28 66
Prec. No. 5, Rosanky 114 1<W
Prec. No. 6, High Grove, 77 76
Prec. No. 7, Cedar Creek, 132 160
Prec. No. R, Kenton iJ 26
Prec. No. 9, E. Elgin, 806 116
Prec. No. 10, Me Duff, 90 77
Prer. No. 11, Pin Oak, lit 119
Prec. No. 12, Alum Creek, 68 91
Prec. No. 13, McDade 291 *1
Prec. No. 14, Watte rson, 9!> 98
Prec. No. 15, Rod & ck frjl 2J 1
Prec. No. 16, Paige, 873 171
Prse. No. 17, Lowary's
Chappie M M
Pre«. No. 1H, Uptoa bt M
Prec. No. 19, Kovar 87 !Mi
Prec. No. 20, String Prairi«, 54
W Rev. Walter Dibrell, pastor of
I* Bastrop Methodist Church in-
irsied us this week that the Rot.
ksn M. Hull, pastor of the Smith-
[it Methodist Church will fill the
a., it of the local church next Sunday
-rung, whilo he will fill the pul-
y. of the Smithville church. All
L, i r are urged to be present next
pindav and greet the visiting pas-
( Alt REGISTRATION
Up to the present date, there have
been approximately 3300 passenger
cars :tn• I 400 commercial cars and
truck- registered in the Tax Collec-
tors office. According to Mr. I'e
Glandon this is a slight increase over
this same period Inst year.
BEING TORN DOWN
TWO GREAT Jl'DGES
w rk was started this week in tear-
S down one of the oldest buildings
R.vtrop, the one formerly occupied
tho Bastrop Furniture Company
! known si the Reynolds building.
m<' of the older resident: of our
tv stat<> that the building was erect-
in 1847, only seventeen years after
• ti>wn of Bastrop wa nettled.
| v building and lot has been pur-
,vcl by tlie TTumble Oil and Re-
1 ' < unipony, and it is tated that
will erect a modern brick fill-
tation on the property.
UVII.I.E SI SI> \ "i S( HOI I,
IN 1 EKESI INt. I'ROGR \M
William Howard Taft ends a life-
time ot public service in his retire-
ment from the Supreme Court bench,
ami the name of Charles Evans
Hughes is added to the roster of
great Americans who have filled the
post which many regard m greater
than even that of President, Chief
Justice of the Supreme <"ourt of tho
Thirty different men have been
president.-. Only eleven have been
Chief Ju.tiie, includii'g .Mr. Hughes.
Mr. Taft is «.l.e only man in our his-
tory who ha- filled both p > ts. lie
brought to tli. Supieme Bench a re-
cord urh i feu men in America
i.avo m i le. He made a career of
I>it 1,11 nee. After serving his
native y as a public attorney and a
idge, he became, successively, Soli-
, iii ; General of the United States
the Phillippines, Secretary
HERS AT VOUR
Mi % ^
AU10VA1" S 1.
Next Week Will
[End District Court
During this week, the District
Court has disposed of many rosea,
including the indictments recently
returned by the Grand Jury.
Justice was given in each case ac-
cording to the nature of the caae.
Some were given suspended sentence*
where the cases happened to bo the
first offense, and others wen- givwa
sentences in the state priaoa.
Next week will end this term ojC
the District Court, atul only a fww
minor cases remain on the docket ta
be disposed of during the laat week.
According to officials of the court,
practically all cases on the preswat
docket have been acted on.
CONVICTS ATTEMPT ESCAP1
Forecast For 1930
Nei* Construction to Take I p Slack
Estimated at Nine Billion Dollars
Every Pari of the Country Will llene-
fit by Resumption of Building
By Caleb Johnson
Texas.— The "Doer-
of the Pre bytcrian Sunday
'1 staged a delightful evening's
rtainment in the A• < inbiy room
^ Friday, when tin y pi ■ nti il
I iii < 1 y sketche before .1 large and
b| rei iative auilienee. "Trouble by
luil" and "Not a Man in the Hou -•,"
Ities of the plays, furnished excep-
^bnally good plots round which the
rie.s were built that provided plenty
•f laughter ns the stories were de-
^Hlopeil. The casts included the
Dorothy Wilkes, Alia Dees
dth. Vivian Cogdill, Gail Harkness hfls ha,) to ,nnk" his own w l>' in
Lillian Bozarth. Between cur-1 ^ Ml ' Taft hn<l thr haPP>'
toi is the audience enjoyed a number faculty f holding himself aloof from
Ot Pleasing vocal selections by Min ! partisan strife and even his pol.ticaj
Ruth Thorn and Mrs. Claude V. I "PP'-ncnts never displayed
All the signs point to the inaug-
uration in 1 'J30 of the biggest building
program in the history of the I nited
States. And if it turns out that way,
it will mean greater prosperity than
ever for all part of the country. For
it d< "m't make any difference wheth-
er new building' activity is concen-
trated in New York, Chicago, Florida
or California; wherever new construc-
tion is under way all sections benefit,!
Everything that goes into modem
building operations comes from some-
where else. Our forefathers built
with the material ready to hand. '1 o-
day tin re is hurdly a spot in tho
United States where a building of
Governor-General of!'veil the most modest kind can be >n-
Secretary of War, | tructed entirely of local materials.
Governor of Cuba, then Building activity, therefore, means
f the United States, and of all more business for the rail-
after eight years as a Professor at roads and steamships lines. Lumber
i Vale University, Chief Justice of the
| Supreme Court.
Mi. Taft was fortunate in being
independent of financial considera-
tions. Mr. Hughes, who succeeds
with Mrs. P. V. Winston
V' i an interesting fact that these
flit) >■ young ladies are seniors in
SB II iville Ili^h School this year and
^Bi be off to College, nnd Universi-
'hi fall. Together with
t#i i.er, Mrs. E. I. Stalniach
lunned to h i la men
never dispiayeu toward
him the bitterness which others in
similar .situations have aroused. Mr.
Hughe', has been more of a storm
center, but none has ever challenged
his devotion to hi country's intcr-
from the Pacific Northwest goes into
houses in Massachusetts ami Virginia.
Southern pine builds homes in Minn-
esota. Vermont marble, Indiana lime-
stone, cement, lime, sand and gravel
from every part of the country are
used everywhere else. The mere trans-
portation of building material makes
for more employment and better
Steel is a big item in modern build-
ing. Let the big cities add only 5
per cent to the number of skyscrapers
end it means increased activity for
the steel mills, for the iron mines, for
the coal miner- and the limestono
nor questioned his ability as oik
their' of the really great lawyer, and jurists qunrrynien.
they >f America. His service as ,l'ecre- i Brick, terra-cotta, plaster, all the
t.m of State and as a Justice of the ! artificial building board- made of
il to the "Doer
-et out to rai -i
the installation of an
' tin board to be placi
Class of l'.t30;
I on the
Cfiu t whi 'h h'
,iit lie I nited
now head have been j Iran, wood-pulp, sugar cane, corn-
li lawn. The en t of ti l> ..nl
^^■1 be $f 9,00. An advance tieket
was inaugurated by the young
s and the response was truly
g** fying. The attendance at th"
QB.V was all that could be desired,
b1 n number of interested friends
boost the finances a bit high
* sth sperial contributions, so that
•he 'he final figures were cast up,
*l"i\ total MMWtod to fr.'j.lft—
another goal was attained by
inter« sting and industrious group
toward his present
As the Chief Justice
'tales he i; above and
removed frnin party strife and there
will b" few, if any, who will not con-
fide that in naming him as the suc-
c« nor to Jay, Marshall, Chase, Fuller
nnd the other illustrious Americans
who were his predecessors, President
has made the best possible
Lawyer: "Can you tell me if the
defendant was expensively grabed?"
Raatus (a witness): "Deed she was
*>ah. Ah knows dxpcn.si?e garbage
when I .!**■ it."
terifl three thousand muea away. And
new^Jjiilding means more paint -bene-
fitting the lead and zinc mines, the
linseeml oil growers and many others.
New buildings mean more furni-
ture. That affects not only tho
great furniture manufacturing cen-
ter- from Grand Rapids to High Point
but the makers of upholstery fabrics,
and back through them to the growers
of cotton, wool and silk, the hardwood
lumber producers and importers.
So renewed activity in building, it
is clear, means better business in lines
hich affect almost every commun-
ity. all sections, "II classes of people
entirely aside from the direct in-
cr'ase in local employment where the
new buildings are being constructed.
T , • nation is knit together so tightly
by the strands of business that what
benefits one benefits all.
N< xt to agriculture building is
An:'rira' greatest industry. We re-
build the whole country every forty
years. That is the average life of mated at half a billion dollars a year.
American buildings, whether they are nor the great number of buildings
frame farmhouses or great steel sky- that have to be replaced because of
scrapers. Perhaps the modern sky- Joss from fire and storms, anothei
scrapers may last longer than that, half billion a year.
1 hysically they probably will, bu-, |„ 1909 the building program of the
ulation with food, clothing and en-
tertainment. A quarter of n million
people move every year from th'.1
farms to the towns; that means ad-
ditional housing in the towns. It
takes an average of nearly $1,500 a
head, or an annual total of close to
$3,000,000,000, to house the new pop-
ulation of the nation and take care
of those who move into town. For
they not only have to have houses to
live in but stores to buy from; they
must be provided with schools, hos-
pitals, libraries, theater-, garages-
railroad stations, court-houses, jails,'
insane asylums, buildings of every '
Try to picture all of the different
types of buildings in a city of nearly i
2,000,000 population—the size of
Philadelphia, ay—and you will have
a picture of the annual new building
program of the United States.
Anil all of those figures do not in
1 lude repairs to old buildings, esti-1
Monday afternoon while r*p«*y.
Sheriff's J. S. Milton and F. 1. Tur-
ner w«>re returning from HuntsnMa
with thre« prisoners, which w«r«
handcuffed and closely guardMl
throughout thu trip, and were fcn to
tried this week for the burglary •#
the Goodman Gin Company last Jan-
uary. tw<> of tho convict*, kaW
a small saw concealed in the of
their shoe, sawed the handenffa hi
two, and attempted to escapa tHa
officers. Deputies Milton and Tarn«r
fired on the mer, and after a Mttfa
chase captured them.
Deputy Milton stated that the mt>
were carefully searched before leav-
ing the prison, and were cloaaly
watched during the entire trip, but
as darkness drew near, they succeaa-
fully sawed the cuffs in two, and at-
tempted their escape.
We congratulate these two deputies
upon the capture of these men, aa
they were told, we understand, be-
fore leaving the prison, that they
were three of the hardest criminals
c,n the farm.
The Honv Hardware Compaajr
which has enjoyed .\ splendid buainaca
in our city under the efficient maaaga
ment of Mr. E. C. F.rhard of our «ty,
has changed hands, and Mr, W. I.
McDaniel, who has been conn«*et*i|
with the firm for many years kn
purchased the entire stock of tho
lni dness, and will continue to run the
business as it has been in the past,
and we predict that Mr. McDaniel
will enjoy the same patronage as has
been accorded the firm in the past.
DIMETHEATRE DKVN INC
LARGE ( ROU DS WITH I \I KIES
steel buildings only 20 years old are
being torn down in New York to
make room for bigger ones, because
rising taxes and land values have
made the older ones unprofitable.
Any years when the increase in new
buildings is not at least two and one-
nation was less than these normal
requirements. That means that the
shortage has to he made up in 1030
if possible. And economists say tha'.
it is not only possible but certain.
What holds up building is always a
shortage of investment capital avail-
half per cent has to be compensated ' able for mortgage and building loans,
for later by a higher percentage of 1 The soundest of all investments, real
new construction. New building has I estate loans do not pay spectacular
be• n slow for a couple of years; now , interest and during the stock market
it is starting up at a rate calculated 1 boom literally thousand of millions
to take up the slack. 1 which ordinarily would have gone
The total amount of money which ; into building were diverted into
will be spent for new buildings in tho! speculation. Now that flurry is over,
once engaged in Wall
tpent for new buildings in tho i speculation.
United States in 19.10 has been es- the capital
talks and gypsum stimulated de-
mand for these means more work and
more money in far outlying corners
of the nation. New buildings call for
more plumbing supplies, which means
greater markets for iron and steel,
bra-a, and copper, renewed activity in Building normally increases every
the pottery industry. Electrical equip- yenr. There are 1,660.00 more people
ment of new buildings means more living in the United State* this year
work for the copper minerr, among , than then- were last; next year there
timated by competent investigators ' Street is available on<
tit $'.1,000,000,000. That figures out finance new construction.
about $72.50 for every man, woman' 0
and child in the nation. At four to a ! The teacher was giving a class a
family, it means about $25 a month, h,dure on "gravity."
more money in circulation for each, „Now children," she said, "it is the
family, and that amount may easily j ]nw of >rruvity ltmt keeps us on this
make the difference between good ,.a,th."
times and bad times.
The Dixie Theatre, under the ef-
ficient management of Mr, 11. L. Per-
kins, opened last Thursday night,
with the all-talking programs and
during tli*' pa -t week, has been en-
joying large crowds each and erery
Mr. Perkins has been receiving
many compliments on his talking
equipment, and everyone who has had
the privilege of hearing it, says tahk
it is one of the best in Central Texas.
As you will notice iu the Dixie
Theatre ad, appearing on page eighc
of this is ue of the Advertiser, Mr.
Perkins has booked some of the latest
productions in all-talking picture#,
and if you have not attended one of
the shows, you are urgeil to visit th*
theatre and set- and hear for yourself,
Th-re i • a talking program every
night, and Sunday matinee, from 1:3d
to 5:80 p. m.
CONSIDERABI '. OIL \CTIV 1 n
TO START SOON
< ther things. Nails ami screws, hinges
and doorknobs, plate gla« —not only
those who produce raw materials but
the factories which, fabricate them
and the dealers who handle them all
benefit, wherever they may be located,
by a building boom tbat may be cen-
will be another million and half.
They have to be provided with home#.
New factories, stores nnd office build-
ings have to l e constructed to house
the additional business enterprises, or
♦ he expansion of the old ones, neces-
rary to provide this additional pep
"But, phase teacher," inquired ono
Ismail child, "how did we sti<k on be-
fore the law was parsed?"
'Seen my mysterious strangers
around here lately?" casually inquir-
ed the detective from the «ity.
**Waal," answered Uncle Eb«n,
"there wa.« a feller over to town with
the circuj last week what took a pair
• f rabbits out of my whiskers."
It i- an assured fact that the oil
activities, which have been rath r
quiet during the past few months will
boom again with the good weather
that is new prevailing, and with th <
drying up of the roads.
It is understood that a test wi<ll
will be put on the 11 N. Bell property
located about eight miles north «i
Bastrop, and the Superior Oil Com-
pany has madq a location on the old
lusher brick plant, ul^o north of
Eastrop. The derrick i« on tha
ground, am! active drilling will start
within a very short time.
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Schaefer, H. A. The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 76, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 13, 1930, newspaper, February 13, 1930; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth206676/m1/1/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bastrop Public Library.