Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 89, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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MENS' SLACK SUITS
Well tailored, made by
New Era Shirt Co., New
Also ru?w shipment of Da-
vis Straws, very light $1.98
Cjenuine Davis Panamas,
priced at $2.98 • $3.50
JOHN O. TURNER
"Quality at a Fair Price"
EIGHTY NINTH YEAR
BASTROP ADVERTISER, BASTROP, TEXAS, THURSDAY. MAY 21, HM*
BY PBTB SHADY
The nicest discovery we have made
recently is Miss Ara Saul Rigg over
across the river. She sub-illuminate^
under that galaxy of neon. One time
columnized on one of the big Met
pubs. Swears .she is over twenty-
nine, but «re don't believe it. Funny
how we are always finding nice
things, and Dude Milton finds the
The guy we would like most to pet
our pincers on is the one who started
the rumor that Bastrop was going to
be enucleated from the army camp
zone. Such piffle must of necessit;,
be born in the brains of a moron. Now
we are hoping that the person who
who put this verbal monstrosity in
the wind developed a bad case oi
lockjaw at the next sewing bee, \Y
also hope it sticks a darning needle
in its frontispiece.
Making an early prediction: This
lad we have always called little Pat
Webb is going to be a man next fall
and will go places with a pigskin.
It'll be prophetic but pleasant to see
him go up to his grandpa's home town
and make a mess of that Elgin team.
The other half of Mrs. Dula Belle
Webb's family is as winsome and
sweet as Pat is brawny and big.
Speaking of big and little things,
we always looked upon Hartford Jen-
kins as being considerably above the
middling class when it came to siz*.,
but he shore looked scrawny t'other
day strolling down our holy avenue
with his baby boy, "Little Hartford".
Sandwiched in between all of the
disappointments and had news of tho
day, we were delighted to note that
Mrs, G. B. Mack and her handsome
son are returning to Bastrop. In or
der to have them, we are willing to
take old G. B. himself. Fact is, we
are glad to have the old man back.
It gives us another non-resident to
That was a mighty nice expression
Mr. iN'ichols spread upon the pages
of our sacred sheet recently, and we
are happy to come right back at Mr.
Nichols and tell him how nice there
new people have been to us.
This was the first defense boom
town we have had the privilege to
see, but we have puttered around a
few oil boom towns, and we would
li4<e to tell the whole world that there
is all the difference in the two Or
else the bad folks all stayed at home,
and the good ones came here. Or still
some more or's, coming to Bastrop
just made these folks want to be
good. Be that as it may, we are tell-
ing everybody who reads this corner,
and are sending word to those who
don't, that people who have come into
Bastrop because of this defense pro-
gram are a fine lot of folks. There
may have been a lot of bad actors
who came in and left, but it is a
most positive fact that the people
who came here and established tem
porary quarters and went to work,
either at hard labor or as executives,
have proved conclusively that they
are a fine lot of honorable, law-abid-
ing citizens and we honestly hope they
all stay and vote the straight De-
mocratic ticket from here on.
'Speaking of Democrats, we would
like to know just when you heard any-
one praise Herbert Hoover. Or do you
remember a mesR of cooty corralls
they called Charley Lindbergh. It
wasn't so awfully long ago that ho
entered the halls of Congress to make
a speech against President Roosevelt,
and all the Republicans stood up and
cheered. Just to prove that we are lib-
eral and not biased about this patry
business, we will mention a couple of
Democrats that are so dead now they
stink—Burton Wheeler and A! Smith.
J. R. Nichols was made president
of the Bastrop Lions Club at their
meeting held in the State Park Re-
fectory on Tuesday night of this
Other officers, installed at this
time, were Rower Crider, vice-pre-
sident; Johnny Todd, Lion Tamer;
Cecil hong, Tail Twister; and S. L.
P. Pigott, secretary-treasurer. Lion
E. F. I'earcy conducted the installa-
tion, following which Lion Nichols,
in a brief speech of acceptance it
the presidency, expressed the antici-
pation of an active, worthwhile year.
Among the guests f"r •he even-
ing was Henry T. Seiter, Administra-
tive Assistant to the Quartermaster
Corps., Camp Swift,
NEW $45,000.00 TOWER THEATRE TO
BE DEDICATED NEXT TUESDAY EVENING
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Pictured above is the ultra-modern Tower Theatre, the latest and most beautiful to
be added to the Long circuit of theatres so popular in South Texas. The Tower
will be formally opened and dedicated next Tuesday evening with local and visit-
ing dignitaries participating in the program. The theatre will be managed by Mr.
BASTROP SHOWS GRATITUDE TO UNCLE
SAM'S BOYS WITH US0 CONTRIBUTIONS
"The USO is a combination of six
service organizations," James P.
Nash, district chairman of the USO
drive, said as he addressed a patrio-
tic rally of Bastrop County citizen*
on the east terrace of the State Park
Refectory here 'Sunday afternoon.
"The combination assures no wasted
effort in the use of funds to provide
recreation for homc-sick boys," Mr.
Nash continued, "And to keep up
their morale, in order to make bet-
ter citizens of them when the war is
over, and better soldiers while tho
war is on."
Judge C, B. Maynard, county chair-
man of the USO drive, presided, in-
troducing Mr. Nash, and other speak-
ers of the afternoon. The meeting
was opened with a prayer by Rev.
Leo S. Cook, rector of Calvary Epis-
copal Church, followed by the group
singing The Star Spangled Banner,
led by a group of young ladies wear-
ing red, white and blue frocks, in-
cluding Misses Virginia Dodson, Nan-
cy Lee Waugh, Shirley Dodson, Shir-
ley Tarver, Jean Haynie, Evelyn
Hoffman, Dorothy Talbot, Mary Jo
Woehl, Betty Turner and Lucy May-
Senator T. H. McGregor of Austin,
prefacing his remarks with the state-
ment that patriotism in Texas began
in Bastrop County, called attention
to the fact that the soldier boys of
today are giving up many of the com-
forts and conveniences of our mod-
ern life, and that we, as citizens, can
show our gratitude through helping
make available to them places where
they may enjoy comforts and clean
Miss Mary Jo Woehl sang "Dear
Mom," and Frank Carruthers, district
co-ordinator for the USO, in a brief
talk, stated that "Your contribution
will help your boy and my boy to do
At the conclusion of the program,
Tommie Haynie, Sanford Cook, B, J.
Wolf, and Bobby Standifer distri-
buted USO literature.
Price, Mrs R. J. Brieger and Mrs.
$911.97 IN THREE DAYS
With Bastrop citizens contributing
$525.00 the first day and totaling
$911.97 during the first three days of
the USO Drive, local people pledged
their best to the boys in uniform, ex-
pressing in liberal donations tho
gratitude they feel toward the men
who are sacrificing their homes and
luxuries, many of them their busi-
nesses, leavint; their families and
their loved ones, to preserve the lib-
erty and even the lives of every mar,
woman, and child in Bastrop.
Giving freely and eagerly, many
people called in ahead of time, of-
fering their money, everyone anxious
to do his part. Their are few citizens
in town who have not some member
of their family, a son. a brother, a
grandson, who is in the armed for-
ces somewhere, and they needed no
urging for this cause, because they
knew that somewhere, wherever that
boy of theirs may be stationed, the
USO is providing him with a place
to get a good bath, or write let-
ters, or read and lounge; that he i3
enjoying some of the countless priv-
ileges this wonderful organization
makes available to him. Many of
these same people urged that, if
enough money were not raised on the
first round, they come back to them
for a second contribution.
DRIVE OPENS WITH
The formal drive for funds, with
Bastrop County's quota set at $!>,-
000.00, was opened Monday mornintr
at 7:45 o'clock with a Kick-off Break- i
fast in the State Pnrk Refectory. The '
program consisted of pep talks, pa-j
triotic remarks, and the distributing,
<>f supplies among the volunteer I
Those present included the follow-
ing: Judge and Mrs. C. B. Maynard,
Mrs. S, J. C. Higgins, Mrs. John Al-
len, Mrs. R, J. Ciriesenbeck, Mrs. S.
L. Brannon, Jr., Mrs. T'gnal Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Goode, Mrs, A. C.
Smith, Mrs. J B. Todd, Mrs. Henry
Schuyler, Mrs, O. B. Wolf, Mrs. Leo
S. Cook, and C. W. (Eskew. Member*
of the committee unable to attend
were Judge Paul D. Page, Mrs. L. C.
DRIVE TO CONTINUE
REMAINDER OF WEEK
The drive will continue through the
remainder of this week, with tables
on the streets from 4 till 8 o'clock
in the afternoons of Thursday, Friday
and from 12 o'clock noon, until 8
o'clock on Saturday, where someone
will gratefully receive your contri-
If you have been missed in this
drive, you are urged to take your
contribution to either bank, where it
will be received and delivered into
the proper hands.
In addition to the above listed
committee working in Bastrop, E. L.
Fair, principal of the Bastrop Color-
ed School, is heading a drive among
the colored people. There will be at
least one USO building in Bastrop
County for the colored soldiers, with
plans for at least three recreation
centers for white soldiers.
(Continued on back page)
The name of Vernon Eskew, in the
race for re-election to the office of
district clerk of Bastrop County, ap-
pears in the announcement column of
the Advertiser this week, subject to
action of the Democratic Primaries in
Mr. Eskew has filled this position
for several terms, and is seeking re-
election on the grounds of his know-
ledge of the affairs of the office,
and his efficiency in dispatching
them. He is always friendly and cour-
teous, anxious to be of service, ami
devoting his time to the benefit of his
Son of the late H. J. Eskew, and
Mrs. Eskew, Mr. Eskew is well-
known through the county, and num-
bers his friends by his many ac-
He promises the people of Bastrop
County the best of ser-'ice in the of-
fice of district clerk for the next
term, and assures the voters of the
county that your vote and influence*
in his behalf will be greatly appre-
Ceremony To Mark
Formal Opening of
Tower Theatre Tuesday
BEAUTIFUL NEW THEATER MOST RECENT ADDITION TO
LONG THEATRE CIRCUIT TO BE OPENED TO PUBLIC
Mayor Will Rogers To Open Show; Doora to be Thrown Open at
7:45 P M.; Dedicatory Ceremony to Take Place On Theater
Stage at 9:00 o'clock.
The Hollywood premier comes to
Bastrop when the beautiful new
Long Theatre, The Tower, is dedi-
cated to citizens and merchants
Tuesday evening, May 26th, begin-
ning at 7:."J0 p. m.
Feverishly working out last min-
ute arrangements, seeing ko final
indoor construction, ■officials of the
theatre can assure capacity crowd
expected that the program will be
one of the most interesting and col-
orful events to take place in the city.
The doors will be officially opened
by Mayor Will Rogers at 7:45, fol-
lowing the auctioning of the first
ticket to the highest bidder by the
Bastrop P.T.A. The management al-
so stated that the entire amount of
money received from the auctioning
off of the first ticket would be turn-
ed over to the P.T.A.
The first showing of the feature
attraction, the Henry Fonda and
Gene Tiemey hit, "Rings on her Fin-
ger", will start at 8:00 o'clock. Es-
pecially selected short subjects will
follow the feature which will be over
by 9:00 when the dedication cere-
monies will begin.
Mr. Boyce House, nationally fa-
mous Radio commentator and News
columnist will act as Master of Cer-
ITEMS OMITTED FROM
PAPER THIS WEEK
Because of the crowded condi-
tion of the Advertiser this weelc,
we were forced to hold several
items of society and news over
until next week.
C. B. MAYNARD
The Advertiser is authorized this
week to carry the name of C. B.
Maynard, as candidate for the of-
fice of County Judge of Bastrop
County, subject to action of the de-
mocratic primaries in July.
Judge Maynard, who has served
Bastrop County in previous years as
county representative and county at.
torney, is at present filling the unex-
pired term of Judge R, B. Alexan-
der, whose death left the office va-
cant little more than a year ago. In
this position, he has served the coun-
ty faithfully and well.
By virtue of being the county
judge, the entire program for nat-
ional defense, as it is brought into
the county, comes through Judge
Maynard's hands, and his adminis-
tration and handling of the various
phases of this work, in addition to
his regular duties, has been prompt
and efficient. He is thoroughly fam-
iliar with all of these groups, the
functioning of which are of such vital
importance to the people at this
time, and he is rapidly getting tho
entire program under way in the
Judge Maynard was born and rear-
ed in Bastrop, and needs on intro-
duction to the voters of the countv,
whose interests it has been his priv-
ilege to serve.
He will greatly appreciate your
vote and influence in the July Pri-
P.T.A. TO AUCTION
FIRST TICKET AT
The Parent-Tgacher Association
will auction off the first ticket sold
at the opening of the new Tower
Theatre, on Tuesday evening of next
week, at 7:30 o'clock. The full pro-
ceeds for which the ticket sells wi'l
go entirely to that organization.
•Hartford Jenkins has authorized
the Advertiser to carry his announ-
cement for the office of county com-
missioner, Bastrop County, precinct
No. 1, subject to the action of the De-
mocratic Primary Election in July
Judge Jenkins served the county
for two terms as county judge, dur-
ing the depression years, when eounty
finances suffered severely as a re-
sult of the times. He handled the sit-
uation at that time capably and con-
siderably to the benefit of the coun-
ty as a whole.
Having had this experience anu
gaining inside working information
by actual contact with the commis-
sioners' court, Judge Jenkins feels
that he will be in a position to do a
great deal for the benefit of the peo.
pl e in this precinct.
He will appreciate your vote and
influence in the July Primaries.
emonies. Mr. Boyce House u very
l>opular with the larger Kotarian
Club throughout the country for his
speeches on "How He Took Hollywood
By Storm." Mr. House was called to
Hollywood by Motro-Goldwyn-Mayer
to act as advisor on "Boomtown'*
one of the biggest pictures to come
from Hollywood in the past few
Mr, House will introduce Judge
Paul Page, who will present the
Tower Theatre to the citizens and
merchants of Bastrop and surroonA-
inir territory. Mayor Will Rogers
will make a short acceptance address
followed by a responsive speech by
Mr. L. O, Wallace, circuit manager of
the Long Theatres.
The new Tower is modem in every
respect, nothing has been spared to
offer you a complete deluxe theatre
for your enjoyment. It is equipped
with one thousand and seventy-eigfci
floating spring cushion seats, Co aa-
sure no waiting and perfect com-
fort and relaxation. The latest mo-
del sound system to come from, the
engineering laboratories of the Radio
Corporation of America has been in-
stalled for the proper presentation
of their outstanding pictures.
The New Tower Theatre is a great
step in the ever growing progress of
Bastrop, its a credit to any common*
by- . _ '. •"
COL KURTZ TALKS
TO C OF C GROUP
Judge Paul D. Page, president,
presided at the regular meeting ot
the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce^
held in the Chamber of Commerce of-
fices on Thursday night of last week,
with S. L. P, Pigott as secretary.
Following the brief business ses-
sion, Judge Page, in introducing Lt-
Col. L. A. Kurtz, post commander of
Camp Swift, stated that, in 1831 a
four-acre tract of land was designat-
ed as the town of Mina, later to be
named Bastrop, and that that town
is just now being built! He expres-.
sed further the desire of the Chamber
of Commerce and the citizens of th<?
town to cooperate to the fullest ex-
tent with the army, and Camp Swift
Col. Kurtz, in an interesting and
informative talk, thanked the people
of Bastrop for their help, and told
them exactly what the army wanted
in the way of a suitable place for
their boys to come.
Other speakers during the evening
included Mayor Will Roges and City
Attorney Bower Crider, who pointed
out the necessity of passing certain
city ordinances relative to the hand-
ling and sale of food in the city; Dr.
T. B. Taylor, committee on health; W.
J. 'Schewe, membership committee;
George Stavinohla, merchants «t>m-
mittee; S. J. C. Higgins, agriculture
committee; Mrs. R. E, Standifer, ad-
vertising committee; Rev. Leo. S.
Cook, Alex Waugh, J. T. Hasler, J.
V. Ash, Mrs, W. E. Maynard, E„ C.
Erhard, Dr. J. G. Bryson and >E. P.
EMERGENCY SANITARY CLASS TO BE
ORGANIZED AS PART OF 0 C D SET-UP
A Civilian Defense Corps class
termed Emergency Sanitary Corps
will be started next Tuesday evening
at S:00 o'clock. The meeting will b«>
held if possible in the District Court
room in Bastrop, The emergency san-
itation corps is an important foatuv
of the program which will help to
meet the needs of sanitary protection
of various communities in the event
The class will undertake to train
enrollees for service in the t >rps and
to teach special activities in the field
of public health engineering to im-
prove general sanitary conditions in
the communities which are of suffi-
cient importance to be classed among
the first lines of defense.
Members of the Sanitary Corps
will, after completion of training, Se
eligible to wear the authorized in-
signia and uniform of this important
OCD set up.
The course will include a study in
emergency food and water sanitation,
protection of water supplies if th«
community was bombed, protection of
sewaire and garbage disposal facili-
ties. insect and rodent control, and
\ brief survey of the work to be
covered will be outlined at Tuesday's
meeting. The Sanitary corps may be
had by seeing or phoning David Park.1
sanitarian of the Bastrop County
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Standifer, Amy S. Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 89, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1942, newspaper, May 21, 1942; Bastrop, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth236855/m1/1/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bastrop Public Library.