Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 29, 1940 Page: 1 of 6
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SLACKS AND SLACK
All colors for spring
Slack suits $1 95 fit $2.95
JOHN O. TURNER
EIGHTY SIXTH VKAR
BASTROP ADVERTISER. BASTROP, TEXAS, THURSDAY. F KBRUARY JU, li 40
M MliKH 60
BY PRl'K SHADY
«S« r u- tiago we heard the mn-t
appropriate song title on out 11-1 of
ttongs we love to hear. It wu "What",
tlh1 Nsfni' of I hat Song ' l"he .oi
thor musrt have been in possession of
one of our weaknesses; that is, he
had hoard a -<>r<tr and the melody
haunted him, but he couldn't push
out tin- refrain, Many are the time."
we hear a song a few tim« s and th<n
all of a -udden we have a desire to
bum out and sing it, but the word*
imply won't come out of our throat
All of which reminds u> that just
now we "have a song in our heart."
Y«*s, we have a song in our heart, and
we wan* to sing it because we ar--
very happy indeed, and we want to
tell the world about it. Why all th**
joy? Well, brother, let me teil you,
I just JT"? it straight from a reliable
source that somebody in authority
-*ent an order in to begin tearing
down the old M"hoo| hotm> We real
■Tf there may (m •cmc tears h-"l
wh'-n the old bri. k and putty Ih-k:
fall, for we know the <>ld buddtnjr
i rich in tradition mid history Mar .
a fine boy and girl started* up Iif« '
golden stairway in that old huikiintr
We could make u lift am In f as a
clothes line of fax m *n and women
who owe their all t'< time -pent in
thai old build ilk* If we wen- here
T.. p as wv could do w*. II, but w
are not her- to praise, but to but >•
that obi *ri .1 i.uildintf
(hi tiv <«thi liand wt . ■< visuali"!-
ing what w« u ill ■ mi day where
the <>!'! building n ■-* «t:i!Hl-
In the fii'-t pla<'tt we wdl *«•« a beau
tiful <;ru tu'<* that ill 1m plea irg
to th - eye Thei wr will go in and
• • nwe arrangement , f m< detn
e >nv < • VV. w til < <■ a Sot ill" .
room ln-tt r lufht-., bftte black-
b« a il> fat. . nn < re t rtKint/
I "leas. • tin* th«K will 1>*
M>paiat< i i rir< m.« foi littl* tot,< and
bit.* !>••> The iwill be bet t'' r ven
latum, a tuj? fin. combination gyn1
nasium and auditorium Th« count*.v
mother# v bo come into town t>> >
their children .art Upon thi stage will
n l hm • to -tand nut if' the hall. In
bad weathei the boy i and girl* will
not hav« in K" out m the rmri and
cold t" wo V ff that bie*-ed fjn s
•meriiy; Uiey will ijo right in th*>
"Gym" and ink' tin i: I' I under an
instructor The little toi* who an-
jifctt bursting l break out when the
Ih-II run- can (. ■> into thi play r
creation room and hav■ all th' f*ri
they want, and without K'ttiliR the,i
f> t ei and 'bi n < loth.- with
mm Then *> will whole flock
of school busses bringing |ott,|s ..t
hsppy kill: from away "Ut where the
Httle old dr.mil m h<*«"«l house now
stands Thej will lautrh and romp and
play just likr ev. iyb<>d\ el*« They
will l playing upon the differwn'
teams, takini; t«a t in all the events
ju.it a-r though then folks lived in
the t iuk1 hoijK. hi town. In fae'
that new i hiMil building is t'oiiiK to
reiki a whale of a difference >n th-
entire town of Hastiop. ('here will
U many a person here every day just
lierair .■ wi have a good school build
ii n It is hard to be I ieve, but we
have heard there are a f«~ w people in
town who do not want a n«'W schooi
building \U that as it may, we ar.
•elluiif old man world right here and
now that there won't In anyone in
Bastrop whd is not proud of that n> u
?whoo| house when it is completed and
we see ail the good it ha. done.
Ye*, folks, we hav.- a song in our
heart And when all <>f these nl.-e
things have hap|>cncd and everything
i« going on just like we know it will
Ite, we are ifoing down there and
climb up in one of Hid Reynold's hack-
l«erry tree* and sing it with th<* rest
of th. bird*
POULTRY SHOW SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7
MK&T TO LEAVE TRAIN SCHEDULE
AS IS, OFFICIALS STATE AT
MEETING HERE WEDNESDAY
ENTRANTS TO BE IN FRIDAY MORNING
WITH NO ENTRANCE FEE CHARGED;
WILL BE JUDGED SATURDAY
Through the efforts of the liuntrop,
Kigin, and Smithvile Chambers of
Comint n e, and with the help of Sen-
ator Albert Stone of Brvnham, tlu-
MK&T Railroad official.-, have with-
drawn thejr request to the state rail-
road commission to take off the north
and south day trains through the *■
towns, it was learned at a meeting
held at the court house in Bastrop
I' W. Grace, vice-president and gen-
eral manager of the MK&T Railroad,
of Dallas, stated their decision, ex-
plaining that the action was consid-
ered only because the company was
losing money operating these train*.
He urged that people cooperate with
tb< rn now by u-ing the trains both for
traveling and shipping, sn that it w ll
not become absolutely necessary that
the*e trains be removed.
J. V. Ash, president of the Ba<-
11op Chainiier of Commerce, Yerger.
Hill, president of the Smithville,
Chumtn r of Commerce, and C ■ vr
We-tbrook, secretary of the Klgin
Chamber of Comm> rc«-, each in tui'i
e*j i>-«C(j tiie aniiri f iatioii of th-* i
three town, to the railroad official , ;
and to Senator Stenw, asking that th -
(x-ople in each town respond to the j
railn ad's rvuuest for business .ludio i
I'aul l>. Page of Bastrop -uggesU-il
that the matter Im- regarded as i
very .-eriocs one, and urged that
everything possible be done to help
ke* p thf trains running. He also
suggested that the railroads in turn
cooperate by active interest in the
towns, ai.d by ext«"nding courteous,
prompt service to the people.
S. I). Sparkes, traffic freight man-
ager, from Dallas, thanked the or-
ganisations and individuals for the
interest and effort*.
Railroad officials attending th-
meeting were C. C. Huff, general sol-
ii ;tor, Dallas; F. W. Grace, vice-pre-
sident and general manager, Dallas;
S. D Sparkes, K. B. Griffin, passen-
ger traffic manager, Dallas; and J.
I. Poole, trainmaster, of Smithville.
Other-, present were Grover C. Weist-
brook, secretary of the Elgin Cham-
ber of Commerce, and Max Sand-
garten. Klgin; Mayor Grover Shade.
W !•' Beat, Yerger Hill, president of
Smithville Chamber of Commerce, V.
S llabb, and Representative Mason
D llarr-ll of Smithville; Senator Al-
le rt Stone of Hrenham; and J. \
A-h. I'aul D Page, Will Rogers, G.
B Hack. <reorg« Stavinoha, CecJ
I^uig. \ ' \ Waugii, S, I.. P. Pigot..
and R K Stundifer of Bastrop.
The Bastrop poultry Show, under
the direction of L. M. Gandy, Ba«-,
trop County Agent, w!ll be held here
on Friday and Saturday, March 8-0,
in the old Fairmont Creamery Build-1
ing next to Perkins Grocery.
All birds to be entered in the show
should Ik? brought in on Friday, March
X, according to Mr. Gandy, and they |
will be judged on Saturday morning.
Th<-re will be no entrance fee nor
charge for coops, and every poultry '
raiser is urged to bring in at least
one entry. Ribbons and additional
piizes will be presented the winners.
Judging will be based on produc-
tion only, and any breed, including
hybrids, will be allowed. All entries
will be judged as singles or indivi-
duals, and all entries will be classed
as pullets and cocktels, under twelve
months of age, and hens or cocks,
over twelve months of age.
Arrangements are being made for
poultry specialists to be present to
discuss personal poultry problems
with poultrymen, free of charge.
wiin ittM.KK^ \M ii> vi K roa
column of <
>< the nam;
date for the
in the announcement
\ ■( . i -• i th) we< k
of Will Hor- rs. candi-
iffke of mayor of Ba.-.-
• ■ j vijO>.st to a, tioc or the •' \
• lection to b. h' Id >ti Tor«day. Ar"tl
; t h.
Mi Bog* h..f !«• it member of
the city council for a numtier of
y.'a and ii.! g that tune he hi-
fmnil'.:o i7."<l hin- -df thotoughly with
the affairs of t>i - city, contributing
la; ge| . to the general progn-s - Ba.;-
•. op h.i^ made recently.
He ha given freely of he- effort
an<i timi for tile Iw nefit of the peo-
ple f Ba.-t ip In > i|n ting your v >t
and siippoit, which In- will greatly
ap| r c cite, he pledges th*> bis* that
he his o Bastrop
lHW SliN HKNDs |( \STROP BOW-
M VNS CI I It
\S H Dawson wa- i ho.s -n presi-
dent when thi1 Bastrop Bowma"-
Club wa- organi/avi here last Fndav
evening in the Chamlier of Cobi-
m< re* office
Other officers named at tho time
included Arthur Wertzner. vice-pre
nlent, Mh« Bennie Bnggs, secretary-
11 • :i• urer, and >fax N ave. greetei.
Plans were made to meet encn
Sunday .ftertHMin at o'clock in the
Bastrop State Park on the archery
coii'm just beyond the w miming
pool, and every one in ten st >i is cor
dially invited to come out at anv
time to watch or to joi>i the archer*
Due^ for the club were ' at 25c
Those attending the meeting Kii-
dity evening wore Kdgar and Walter
K'eidel, Goodman Sehanhals, W. B.
Dawson. Arthur Wertzner, Bonnie
Bnggs, Mrs Bennie Briggs, atwl Max
I adie* Spring Straw hat . nice ««e-
I ret Kin. H8 centx and $l.8"> •"•ch at
Flkin* .ri-IO-2a c**nt Store.
J. L MC DONALD TO
SPEAK AT C OF C
•I F M* Don:.id, Stat. Commissioii
er of Agriculture, will make the an-
nual iddi-sK at the annual <"hambei
■ f Cr mm*-ix*e Banquet, to b held at
the State Park Refectory at 7.50
o'cl«*-k I'hu sday evening, March 7
Newly electt-d officers will be in-'
stalled at thif time, anil delegationsj
from the surrounding towns will bo
present Other honor guest- or the
evening will include Senator and'
Mi - Albert Stone, and Reprt senta- j
tiii Ma >n D Harrell.
Tickets will g,> on sale Saturday,
and ail members are urged to make |
their re- nations a^ early as pos-
RKCKI\ F> CM SI* M, HONORS IN '
HOI STON SCHOOL?
Dan Dinges, son of M;. and Mr-.
M D Dinges, of Houston, and grand-
son of Mrs. H. .1 Kskew of Bastion,
ie«>cive<j American legion Honors at!
the Hamilton Junior High School i*i j
Houston, an honor conferred upon
the outstanding boy when he com-
plete* hi- junior high work ba-ed up-
on achievement in scholarship, char-
acter, leadership, and school citizen-
ship. Members of the American le-
gion pr sented the medal to him in
proper ceremony at the school.
Dan won a medal offered by th-1
local chapter of the Daughters of
th.< Vnieriean Revolution last yea..
He ha- also received one scholarship
letter for making a straight A re-
cord, anil another for work as a«-
sociate editor of the Hamilton Kcho
the school publication.
Dan is a froquent visitor with re-
lative- in Bastrop, and has many
friend- hi re who will be pfeased to
learn of his achievements.
THE REV. FRANK HAYES TO
PREACH AT CALVARY
On Wednesday, March 6th, 7:.'10 P.
M., the Rev. P'rank W. Hayes of St.
Paul's, Houston, and formerly of
Bastrop, will have charge of the
1 «enten service. Everyone will war.t
to hear him aR this will be his first
visit since his ordination into the
Diaconate and since he left Bastrop.
The pastor will preach both morn- i
and evening Sunday. At the close of j
the nioinmg service the Lord's Sup-
pt r will be observed.
Beginning March 17th and contin-
uing for one week the pastor will
preach twice daily, closing on Faster
Sunday. We invite the general pub-
he to attend ali of our services. Our j
new gas furnaces are now installed
and the house will be at an even
tempeiatun* at all time.-. You will bv-
Field Straw Hats. 15-25-39
ceni.s at Klkins 10-25 cent
CEMETERY \SS(H I ATION TO
The Cemetery Association will hold
its regular meeting at the city hall
on Monday. March 5, at 4 p. m.
An urgent request is made for a
l.ONS TO MEET MONDAY NHJHT
The Bastrop Lions Club will hold
it- le^rular meeting Monday evening
of next week at the State Park Re-
fectory at 7 o'clock
All numbers are urged to be pre-
I.adic* Spring Straw haU*. nice se-
lection. 9S rents and each at
Flkin- "i-10-2."i cent Store.
Bonnie firimes. Pastor
All usual services held Sunday, as
Sunday School, 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship, 10:50 A. XI
B. T. U., 6:30 P. M.
Fvening service, 7:;,0 P. M.
Monthly Church conference hi -
tween Sunday School and church.
A goal for atti ndance and offer-
ings has Ih-cii fixet) for Sunday morn-
ing. Let our people remember.
All who have not turned in bud-
get cards are urged to sign and turn
in next Sunday. It is important that
this matter be finished at once.
A cordial invitation to our Baptist
people and friends to attend any of
the services at the Baptist Church.
Men's Field Straw Hats. 15-25-19
and 79 cents at Elkins 5-10-25 cent
4th Sunday in Lent:
10:00 A. M. Church School.
11:00 A. M. Holy Communion.
7:30 P. M. Evensong and question
Tlie Lenten services have been
proving inspirational and popular,
and thanks to my illness we have en-
joyed hearing one or two priests not
originally on our schedule. We are
grateful to them and hope they will
visit us often.
The Rev. Frank Hayes, St. Paul's
Houston, will be our guest preacher
Wednesday, March 'Uh. Frank is an
old timer and we shall surely enjoy
having him with u.-. I shall not b-
here that evening a- 1 shall be tak-
ing his place at Houston. I leave
him in your care.
The Holy Week Program will be
printed next week. This year we shall
! • very fortunate in having Good
Friday as a holiday for the schools
and a -emi holiday foi business; with
this in mind everyone should be able
to give some observance of our laird's
Crucifixion by attending the Three
Hour-' Service and the Service of
Tenebrae. Children, particularly,
should b uiged to make some pro-
per observance, and with their pa -
t nt- preferably.
By virtue of the power vested in
me as Mayor of the City of Bastrop,
Texas, and in accordance with Laws
of this State governing City Elec-
tions, I. -1. T. Peterson, hereby order
an election to be held on Tuesday,
April '2nd. 1940, under the direction
of Alex Waugh. Presiding Judge and
Mrs .1. S. Milton. Associate Judge.
Said election to be held for the pur-
pose. of electing one (1) Mayor to
succeed J. T Peterson; (3) Aldei
man to succeed W. J. Rogers, J. O.
Turner. E. F Pearcy; (1) City Sec-
retary to succeed W. S. Craft; (1)
City Attorney to succeed C. B. May-
arnd; and (I) City Recorder to sue
c«d Woody Townsend to serve uo-
til the election and qualification of
That said election will be held in
the City Hall in ,the City of Bastroo.
Bastrop County, Texas.
Given undei my hand and seal of
said office this the 5th day of Feb-
ruary, A. D. 1940.
J. T PETERSON. Mayor
W. S. CRAFT, Citv Secretary
E. D. CARTWRIGHT
E. D. Cartwright, who has served
Bastrop (ounty in the capacity of
sheriff fr almost four terms, an-
nounces this week for re-election,
subject to action of th*' Democratic
Primary Ejection to be held on Ju.y
This office requires more real
courage and backbone than any oth-
er office in the county to fill, and
Mr. Cartwright ha,* handled it con-
sistently for the betterment of all
concerned, building for himself a re
putation for conscientious actions and
genuine ability to fill his position.
He has worked faithfully and hard
for the enforcement of law and or
der in the county, maintaining a high
standard in that department. With
this experience behind him, he will
be even better fitted to handle the
affairs of this office in the future
than in the past.
:.Mr. Cartwright nsks that you take
all of these things into consideration,
when you make your choice for sher-
iff of Bastrop County- in July; he
will greatly appreciate your vote
and influence in his behalf.
R. B. ALEXANDER
In the political announcement col-
umn this week will be found that R.
B. Alexander seeks re-election to tli>-
office of County Judge.
Judge Alexander says that he
truly appreciates the favors and hon-
ors that have been bestowed upo.i
him by the citizens of the county, and
that he will put forth every effort
t" merit their continued confidence
in him in the event of bis re-election
County expenditure- and debt-
have been greatly reduced during tlv*
time that .fudge Alexander has serv-
ed in this capacity, and the county
has been placed "n a sound business
footing. He i.s thoroughly conscien-
tious and entirely impartial in the
di-patch of his duties, making every
effort to place the betterment of th'i
county uppermost in every respect.
In asking for vour vote, he wants
you to know that if it is given lo
him. he will give you courteous ser-
vice and the county the most econ-
omical and sound administration pos
EASTERN STAR DEPUTY GRAND
MATRON VISITS BASTROP
CH A ITER
Mrs. Millie Stalmach, of Smithvil
le, Deputy Grand Matron, Order of
the Eastern Star, made her official
visi* to the Bastrop Chapter at their
meeting on Tue-day evening of las':,
Others from Smithville attending
were Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Smith, Mrs.
Lillie Smith, and Mrs. Nellie Star-
FOR SALE—Account of illness,
City Cafe, Bastrop. This is no junk
or no force sale, will sell at fair
price. O. P. AMTHOR 50-1-25
FOR SALE OR LEASE-—Numer-
ous tracts of land suitable for pas-
ture. One tract near Upton has new
tank. MRS. D. P. HOLLAND. 50-3
COMES TO BV STROP AS FRIG I-
D.MRE AND APPLIANCE
David C. Taylor who has been with
the A.A.A. at Bastrop and College-
Station and formerly County Super
visor in the farm program, has ju -
established himself in Bastrop «k-
Frigidare and Appliance salesman
with Elznors Radio and Frigidairv
Mr. Taylor is very enthusiastic over
his prospects for sale.s both city and
rural and will be pleased to meet all
of his friends at his r.ew location a
another BIG TRADE DAY
Saturday, March 2
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