The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 14, 1956 Page: 2 of 8
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THE ALTO HERALD. ALTO. TEX
THE ALTO HERALD
A Leader in Sou'.!i Cherokee County Since !SH
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Frank L. Weimar and Son, Editors and Owners.
is JOHNSON A CANDtDATE?
Reports from Tex s ttia' Majority Sena't Lender I.ynd<on Johnson-
has not cioscd the door, finally, to a Presidential draft, Senator
Johnson's recent victory over Governor Allan Shivers of Texas has
strengthened Johnson in tin- Lone Star s*..te coti ider.ahly. and no h
now being imomcd by some for a Presidential nomination.
Johnson has told reporters he is not seeking the nomination, but
he will head the Texas delegation at Chicago, which consists of
fifty-six members, and he is in a powerful position as the result of
his Senate leadership and ha recent virtu;;.' over Shivers.
Whiie we tiunk Johnson would mat.'' a r seditable race, p -rhaps
as good as any Democratic candidate, we think his handicap would
be the fact that left-wing labor ieades wotiid oppose him on the
Civil Rights issue, a would other minority groups in non-Southern
Johnson has worked for harmony in the Senate, and a sort* of
truce has been worked out between those who arc in favor of push-
ing Civii nights and those who would fiiibuster to prevent enactment
of certain Civil ltight^ bill Under this truce agreement, Congress
has moved along in relative tranquility, but nothing in the way of
spectacular Civii Rights bilis has been passed.
Johnson, in conducting the senate's affairs in this manner, was
merely foilowing a practical course, since a filibuster could tic up
the Senate and since Southerners have—for decads-s—been blocking
Segislation they thought unconstitutional or objectionable from the
Civil Rights standpoint Nevertheless. Johnson would be held ac-
countable on thi scort, as was the South s Dick Russell in 1!)32.
CAR SALESMENAT THE DOOR
Soi! C onservation
Entered as second c! s tnattsa :n 1H9G at the po-t oftice in Alto,
Cherokee Count3 i' <a , ua 'e. e aci Mi Ccat;s.te-s ot March 3, 18H7.
Published every Tt,urs'.:.y at Aito, Texas.
s oper:i!or W. n. Manning is '
' 'ting some heavy grazing off '
<" -nsture where he scattered,
'icken house iitter. Tite growth
oe'muda grass has been rapid I
M'Uxh to sttpply adequate grax-
ig while other pastures are re-
t n:n.^ su:i:cient growth.
Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputa-
tion of any person, iirm or corporation which may appear in the
columns of the Herald will be giadly corrcc'ed upon its being
brought to the attention of the Publishers.
Obituaries, Cards of Thanks and ail like matter that is not news will
be charged for at two cents a word in advance.
Advertisement rates furnished on request.
JUNE DATES TO REMEMBER
The month of June holds several dates which every citizen of this
country should alway remember. These occurence.-' have alfeeted
the history of this nation and the lives of its citizens.
On June 26th. 1917. a small body of United States troops landed
in France. These were the fir.-t troops which had ever left this na-
tion to engage in a fonagn war on the Continent of Europe. They, of
course, preceded the millions of men who made up the American
Expeditionary Force. Their reception was enthusiastic and their
effect upon French n .rate considerable.
During the first World War. on June (!th, 1913. occurred the
famous counter-attack of the American S.-cond Division, with its
Marine Brigade, which stopped the German offensive at chateau
Thierry. This check to the enemy was followed by the beginning of
an advance along tiie entire Allied line and i: considered a special
contribution to the sav.ng oi Pari- and the termination of the First
Nearly twenty-four years late; , in the Pacific Ocean, on June 5th.
1942. occurred the Battle of Midway. This United States victory
stopped the Japanese effort to advance across the ocean, adequntcly
defended American positions from possible enemy attack and in-
flicted severe losses upon the ambitious and optinnstic Japanese.
The battle was largely one of carrier-based aircraft. The succc s uf
the Battle of Midway is considered the first decisive ciieck of the
Japanese offensive in the 1'a-ifii .
Nearly two years later, to the day, on June fith. 1944. in the early
hours of the morning, thousands of American paratroopers dropped
behind the German line- in Normandy. A fe.. n«ttr i ter. a mam-
moth naval assauit-paved the way for '.nc tannine of t'lCusands of
British and American soldiers. This undertaking was of a magnitude
unequalled in the past history of war.
A victory of tremendous significance, it gave the Anglo-Americans
a foothold on the Cont.stent o! l-iat ope. nd < t. irotn wnich be-
gan the victorious drive which ended in Germany wit ' the cnHat.sc
of the German artiuts.
There arc other historic i vents which occurred in the month of
June, but space doe n< ; < a.,t cn!!.:u? attent n to all of then). Jt
is welt, however, for : triotic America:;: to retail from tinu* to
time, the stirring even..^ which have occurred in the history o] their
In Flint. Michigan, automobiles are being sold by door-to-door
salesmen. The plan was originated by a car-dealer in Flint, who uses
two platoons of thirteen men each on week-day nights. An assistant
sales manager goes along with the thirteen salesmen and stay in the
middle of the road, so to speak, as tl^< salesmen ring doorbells goina
down the street.
The assistant sales manager is on hand to appraise eats, and tell
salesmen what they can allow for thi. or that model. If the home-
owner bites, the salesman is ready to deliver a new car immediately,
has the papers ready and can tai.e the old car away in quick order.
The platoon system of automobile selling begins at about font-
o'clock in the afternoon and !asts until dark, or shortly then after. In
this way, the salesmen catch both husband and wife at home, after
the breadwinner comes home from work and before thoy go out at
The new sales method emphasizes the lull in the automobile busi-
ness at the moment.
operate, of Alto, has
chicken house litter on
ill sid-e with excellent ri
Hetai.uda grass has spr ad
the fietd providing much
sax:n^ toy his dairy eattie
spread of bermuda grass, t
provit .m: a protective cover for
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W. G. Manning has installed a
fence post treating plant on his
farm. He can treat 150 posts at a
time at a cost of 25 to 30 cents
each. This plan! is serving a gtcat
need since many small pines, that
would otherwise be discorded,
wil] be penta treated and used.
Dr. J. C. Hill, cooperator of
A1to, will have his timber thin-
ned soon. Five years ago this
trac: was thinned and it will now
produce two cords of puipwood
per acre. It shows a growth of
l'n inches in diameter. Aside
from the available puipwood.
scverai tiiousand small pines can
be taken out and treated for
Soil Conservation Scrvice tech-
nicians have assisted Charles
Christopher with two stock water
ponds. One of them is finished
and another one has been staked.
Law About To
Waco, June 13.—Expansion of
the wage and hour law into agri-
culture would turn Atnerican
farmers n'.n pt is .nts, the presi-
dent of the Texas Farm Bureau
J. Waiter ilaanr.ond said pro-
posed logi iation in Washington
is ulready " . ' in the door"
and, if passe :. v. ili mean the ruin
of free American agriculture.
The state farm leader said bills
before the Senate Labor Sub-
committee i)ov. ptup . to elimi-
nate: (1^ tiisi agricultural exemp-
tion on iarge fam.. , (2) the agri-
cultural processing exemption,
and (3) the exemption for "out-
side salesmen" and buyers of [
In addition, Hammond asserted,
the proposed bill would provide
for: (1) another hike m the mini- j
mum wage to $1.25 per hour, (2) j
payment of time and a half after
3.< hours ^1' employ ment in one j
week, (3) and payment of over-
time in excess of eight hours per
"This means," the Farm Bureau
leade. ... I. "an increase in the
farm labor as well as everything
the farmer has to buy to grow his
oops. The farmer is already\
ough' in a cost-price squeeze.
His prices are down and his costs
Hammond said passage oi the
The average poor man is probably better morally than the average
rich man, as nearly all sins are expensive.—The Bristol (Va.) Herald.
It must be said that the taxpayer is numbered about the fittest.
Under the toughest conditions, he manages somehow to survive.—Grit
LtCENSE PLATE JACKPOT
446 HUGE PR!ZES-
$100,000 !N ALL
MM ro Mr;*... Msr fo KWN. Come
to our showroom, register the license
number of your car tony make, any
model, ony year), complete the
simple entry form, and drop [t in the
box. Thot'a all. Nothing to buy.
Hurry—you may be a big winner!
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'A'-.. .s'.'S.' - * t" ". .
bills eliminating exemptions for
large farms and agricultural pro-
cessing concerns would mean ulti-
mate ruin for farmer .
"The foot is already in the
door," ho declared "The in-
clusion of farm operators under
compulsory Social Security laws
is a good example of what can
happen. Who knows aow lnn^ it
will be before every f . a . large
and small, has to comply with
minimum wage and hour laws?
When that happens, t wit! mean
that every American i armer will
be reduced to peasantry."
Hammond asserted that far-
mers will not permit . further in-
vasion of their rights . minimum
wage and hour laws without a
"We have been pushed around
enough." he said. "It's time for us
to show the world that we can
stand together to protect our
rights as deccnt citizens."
/LABOR AFVD POZ./77CS
The Labor movement in this
country is expected to raise at
leas' K3.0ft0tn)0 for political pur-
poses this year, with more than
$300,000 coming from the Interna-
tional ladies Garment Workers
Union. The fund is expected to be
raised by voluntary contributions
from members of the various
FOUR //V FAM/AY
Loui vilie. Ky. — Four member
of the Buck family rcrcivcd de-
grees ,i) ],;tui v '[(< Hi' :e College
commcnrcmcnt exercises held re-
cently. Mrs. l!,/ct Puck, the
]er. received a Mas er of Arts
degree; her daughter. Mildred, a
Baelielor of Arts degree; the
father Mev. Frank W. Huck. and
his brother. Rev. Hobert C. Buck,
of Greenfield, inc.. both received
honorary Dn-tnr of Divinity de-
Thi politicians have convinced
us tant seme sif them have to be
RECORD IS A
Au ' n. June ] ;
Ih'i< ft!! en' of He < .. ^
til !' .rent - (,- '
! Her public
' ' ' o in P' '
'e it ' "nti'.v'' ,,
M t chool S' \
certificate -t -
'. ' is yea: "id .. ^
"Making enrl.v . ,
i'l'th "Ocore '
and .is time an l *
I Sta'<- He-'istrar W. 1).
La. ' year the d' :).T . „
ee : e l more than c
durinn the month t \
Sentember. and O : t!
.'.'I parent- li:;\
nish the child's n t:,.,.
and place of birth. '
maiden name and '
' ae father. That utfora .
the statutory fee "f :
i!l buy .anyone a c : - ^
birti) certificate—; : \ ;
original certificate i
Ther<''s just one aa.
you doti't care to .'.a a- M ;
Stat" Deartment of H
Austin, check with '
registrar or county < , r ...j
ate he can supply the re
In either case, do i' t ^
roll says that fall land -ng
Fri .veil. England.
of the towti of Sa''' 'i r:-!
recently sent a check f r
the parish church *' 'i'S
' English village. The -i" t
espress'on of appreciati'-r -tn
hf '' itality extended to
-f ttten in the " t'^
Friswell villagers. The -
in be u ?d for fli" "1 )
, night in each n-ml!
y< Social mectin?s M
Tuesday ai:*M ft]
A'otk in the first three derrw
Ail members shouia
Visiting brothers invite
T. E CUMMINHS. Secy ]
wintcr aif conditioning
fcf the small home or
More. Inside installation.
3-tON — Gas-motor,
d'isen compressM t^c
tot summer cooling. Lo-
tate It ouMoots. Qtiie)
M an Idling cai.
310M — tot
many six-room homt; for
cooling and tieatinr. Ct.-
ti^ies littie space inside.
S-tON -Add cn to Mi^.
L . ' desired Gas
*no<^ located ontdoots-
to' cooi.ng Miy, "'
6TCN —idatl summer-
[or modern ranchstyte
7^ TON — G<ant.si?e
f.is motor-driven air con-
ditioner. Air-cooted. to^r
^trs! cost, tow operating
to^: tn:ta)t outdoors.
Want summer cooling and winter heatin, fr.
a stngie, compact unit? GAS wiH meet v
m the new 1956 Serve! AH-Yeir -,!r needs —
Wan, sun,,.,., A
m the new outdoor-type Ras-mot, r 7^
at muc/) tower operating cost t!, ,„ ^^'^oners —
competitive centra) cooling syst, ,,i
GAS serves yuu we!l and saves yot, monev
g<ves you more rea) vatue than a!m '
In industries, too. natural gas is the all ' ^
everywhere for its economy ... detU! *'!
^'Otitty ... versatility.
Water thlller wed In
leading atores. hotels,
ttiospital!. cltica build-
UNtTED CAS CORPO^AHON
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