Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 97, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 2, 1950 Page: 1 of 8
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av F«T« SHADY
Last week we waxed—well, we
will say profuse. You ran say
eloquent if you want to. We are
still modest. Anyway, in allow-
ing our enthusiasm to boil over
about lna Pearl Brewer and her
March of Dimes show, we briefly
mentioned new comers. Nothing
to apologize about in mentioning
new comers in Bastrop. Didn't
we have a maud total of less
than two thousand souls of all
sorts, before Camp Swift. Now,
we are staking our Sunday shirt
and the urn- we wear, both, that
when those nose counters get
through next summer, there wiM
be a nice margin of more than
two where there were one. So
very naturally, you can't get
around town any where without
bumping into some new guy or
gal that we like to bump into.
Fact of the business is, these
new people are a bunch of folks
that are in Bastrop because they
want to be here. And if you
leave it to me, they can take over
the town and run it. It was a
fine example of what we started
out to say, when they installed
Powers Allbright as president of
the Chamber of Commerce last
week. That brand new handsome
manager, Leon Dollens, and his
beautiful wife, aren't going to do
the old burg any damage either.
Now we are started and there
is no telling just where we will
Mop, when ii comet to mentioning
rw-w citizens. So if you are an
old timer, like we are, but if
you don't love to see new life
flow into everything, like we do,
you had Iwtter throw thi paper
down. For your old green liver
will hang a -our puss expression
upon that map of yours that
would turn the sweetest cream
lied l>mg delivers into curds and
whey, before we shuffle off.
There are a numU-r of the fin-
est folk* we have ever met living
here in thi- "Old Sleepy Hollow,"
who recognised the near perfect
living conditions in Bastrop during
their more or |ess> enforced ho
journ at Camp Swift. We would
not head the list with any parti-
cular one a outstanding Part,
'! of them are out-funding in
our rate book. We will, however,
place the retired Colonel and Mi-
Richard K Myers as headers up
because th<*\ have demonstrated
their loyalty to the very heart
and *oil of this fine piece of God's
creation, by producing one of
Ba trop's newest cititens. little
Mi*- Alice Clarke Myers, who
arrived fveral weeks ago, weigh-
ing exactly seven pound* and four
ounce* A home owner, bird hunter
and baby rai-er who came hen'
just to live and W a part of
those diar hearts ami friendly
Then while we are on the sub-
ject of Colonels retiring and < >m-
ing to Bastrop just to live and
love in our home town, we couldn't
do anything but mention the very
stimulating and inspiring fart
that Col. and Mr«, N'ortnan P
Groff have purchased the old
Hemphill place and have just
about irolle<i it around like a
crapshooter rolls dice and it is
coming up with about the mont
perfect seven come eleven that
ever graced a cushioned back
board. If the Groffs never do
anything else, they have already
made Bastrop a better place to
live in and a l>etter place to
Haven't the slightest idea what
hi* rank was in the army. Hank
may have been to him like it
wan to us—just a had < dor How-
ever, that Carl Morton that fell
for the charm of a Bastrop Cedar
Creek gal during hta -"Mum day*
is making a fine citizen. And
while we want him to stay right
around here and keep us laugh-
ing, we are telling all the rent
of the world that we have paid
hard earned cash many a time
to see acts much inferior to the
nkit he pulled off the other night
at the Gym.
We ha\e mentioned thi< guy,
1 incoln Farris, before, but you
bump into him in so many places
doing so many things of public
interest and for the benefit ol
the public that it is no wonder, i
for he is an ex-public relation
Swifter that also fell for a Bas-
trop maiden, then fell right into
the heart of Bastrop.
Then there is Sully Simpson,
the front end man at the Citizen
State Bank. He was some sort of
a brasser at Swift, still that dig-
nified position simply melted
when the blonde belle waved her
<)|«| Cary IIart sell is a dam-
good ex-yankce. that followed a
Bastrop gal home to roost, runs
one of the biggest businesses in
town and is forever sticking his
foot behind any good movement
that seems to In- slipping.
Don't be offended, any of tin
rest of you two or more thousand
new • inters. We will ultimately
get around. The Standifers sell
tin space. We take it for noth-
I r^r * ^ 4*: *
NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR (Established 1853)
BASTROP ADVERTISER FEBRUARY 2, 11,50
APPLICATIONS FOR CREW LEADER AND
ENUMERATOR JOBS WILL BE TAKEN
Applications for the position
of crew leader and enumerators
in the 17th Decennial Census to
be concluded in April are now be-
ing received by the Austin Dis-
trict Office of the United States
Bureau of the Census. This office
is located at '104 West 8th Street,
Final selections for the crew
• eader positions will be made about
the end of February after oral
and written tests of candidates for
the jobs, according to John P.
Manning, Census District Super-
visor. There will be 2 Crew lead-
ers for Bastrop County. Each
crew leader will have supervision
over lf> to 20 enumerators.
Qualifications required for se-
lection as crew leader include, as
a minimum, a high school educa-
tion and at lea.-.t three years ex-
perience in suoorvising or assist-
ing in the supervision of an of-
fice force or field crew, training
of -tubordinates, making and re-
viewing reports of average diffi-
culty, and handling related assign-
ments. In general, an applicant's
record of experience must show
satisfactory performance in in-
creasingly responsible positions.
College education may !*• counted
in part of lieu of experience.
The Census Bureau further -pe-
« if 1 that the applicant previous
employment and associations must
be of -uch a nature that they will
march of dimes
tilts $600 mark
Bastrop' March of Dime? drive
for funds climbed slowly this week
to pa- th< $ >00 mark, with ch« k-
froni the Bastrop Parent-Teacher
Association for $2'.00; Mr. and
Mr- K. C Krhard. $25.00; Kh trop
Piggly W-gg!\ Grocery. $25.00;
proceed from the Tower Theatre
collection, $N'i. 10; proceeds from
the benefit dance at the Pine Bui.
$22.00. A number of $10 00 and
$' .00 check* have been received,
a well as other liberal contri-
bution from business house- and
With the drive continuing for
another week, it is hoped that the
total for the town of Bastrop will
The WSCS of the First Meth-
odist Church will have a hake sale
on Friday, February at 10 o'-
clock a. m. at Sharp's Furniture
BACK AT BUD'S
K V. "Skinny" Davis has re-
turnee) to Ba-trop with his family
to make their home here. He is
employed at Bud's Barber Shop.
Mr. Davis was a barber in this
hop for a number of years be-
fore moving to Smithville where
he had a business of his own.
Hi many friends and customers
are happy to welcome him back.
4-H BOYS ELECT
The Bastrep t-H Club boys held
then first meeting on January 24
The purpose of thi meeting was
to organize the club. The follow-
ing officers were elected: Stanley
Smith, president; Joe l<ee Kath-
man, vice preseident; L. C. Smith,
eeretat v-t reasurer; Richard Wolf,
reporter; George Miller, recrea-
Plan- were discussed for trans-
portation t" and from the Hous-
ton Fat Stock Show, for the bene-
fit of the boy« who have dairy
heifers and l -<lv#
4-h achievem: hi
program is held
Ba trop ( ounty 4-11 club boys
and giris, parents and friends met
at the courthouse annex Friday
night January 27, for the annua!
1 11 achievement program.
\ special visitor was Mr. A. 11.
Karcher. \ -istant State 4-11 Club
lender, who talked to the group
on "Adult leadership."
The Ha-trop County 4-H Plan-
ning committee officers conduct-
id the meeting. Officers present
wore I.corn Callahan and Stanley
Smith, Co-chai t m e n; Laverne
Goertas, reporter, and Joo Lee
Introductions of speakers were
made by Leota Callahan and Stan-
The meeting opened with the
group repeating the pledge to the
United States flag and the 4 11
pledge, led by Joe I-ee Rathman.
Laverne Goertz led the group
in several lively songs.
(Continued on back page)
facilitate obtaining cooperation
from respondents. Census Bureau
employes are sworn to secrecy
and are punishable by law for
revealing confidential information
but beyond this care is exercised
to employ only persons who have
Enumerator positions will be
filled within the first 15 days of
March. Each enumerator will be
required to pass oral and writ-
ten tests to demonstrate their
ability for the work.
Approximately 2H enumerators
will be employed to take the 1050
Census in Bastrop County ovei
which the local Census office has
Applicants for enumerator jobs
must be citizen of the United
(Continued on back page)
HARMONY CLUB TO
TONIGHT, FEB. 2
The old timers of Ba-trop, pages
of time will drop away as they
view the Ba-trop Harmony Club's
idea of a 1900 club meeting Feb-
ruary 2, 8 p. m., at the Court
The president of the club at
that time was Mrs. D. Bell, very
ably portrayed by the present
club president, Mrs. C. A. I*>ng.
i There were eight other charter
| members. Miss Cora Krhard, by
Mr- Power;- Allbright; Mrs. Louis
Filers, b\ Mrs. John Barton; Mrs.
W \ M.-rord. by Mr J. W.
Giiffin; Mr. Charlie High-mith
b\ Mrs. Henry Schuyler; Mrs. B.
||i Orgain by Mr . W. B. Iian-
1 some; Mrs. Charlie Haynie by
Mr.-. Dave Schurger; Mrs. Luekett
I by Mrs. W E. Maynard; Mrs,
! O. P. Jones by Mrs. Ireland All-
bright. The guests for that 1900
club meeting were Miss Drue
Orgain by Mrs. R. W. Loveless;
Mm g w Davis bp Mrs. J. v.
Ash, Jr.; Miss Mattie Turner by
Mrs, G. B. Mark; Miss Lulu Good-
man by Mr-. C. G Goddard; Miss
Mary Lou M> -lev by Mr- Audel'n
Sanders; Mrs. Chester Krhard by
Mrs. Arthur Smith.
This is the actual attendance
list, but the program to be pre-
sented will be under the direction
• f Mrs. John Barton, as the orig-
inal program was very heavy and
not suitable for stage presenta-
In the second scene the 1950
Club members will portray them
selves, and thi- portion will be
under the direction of Mrs. Henry
The men of Bastrop will close
the program with a variety of
selections. Mrs. C. A. Long has
directed this group. Mrs. W. K
Maynard was over-all chairman
for the Fiftieth Anniversary
David Guion Program.
OFFERS* MADE FOR
CAMP SWIFT LAND
John Sharp, Project Manager
of the Camp Swift Surplus Land
Disposal Office at Bastrop. Texa
says up to January 25th eight
former owners of Camp Swift
land ha^ made offers to purchase
their land, totaling acres,
since that time up to Februarj
1st the following former owner-
br.ve made offers to purchase:
* Wayman Morgan, 1
acres; II i I.! Precious McMarion.
< a re.*; A-9 Mary K. DeGlnndo:
162 acres; A-fl.'l II B". Edwards.
242.5 acres; II 295 Oscar Bonner.
42 ;'."rt's; II -2 'M M. A, Prokop,
• !-"< acres; C-105 Kmil Lindnei
108.9 acres; D-397 W C Nance.
T9.t>t> acres; H-2K0 Julia T Harlei
•'<< act as; H-270 J. v. A ah «t al
470.'W acres; 0-111 Otto Wunne
burger. 120,5 acres; C-112 Otto
Wunneburger IS acres; |i i9S .1
L, Wilson. TiUIti acres; A-i Annie
Jli.shop McDavid. 124 acres; \-.'to
Andrew It. Owen, H> acres, C-121
Mary K. and J. W. F. Liecke, :t5G.22
acres; ( -10g \\. L. Hawthorn*
2.rid acres; A-It) Martin Kastner
25* acres; H-2.'l!i P. E. Haralson.
27 acres; F-229 John Mitchell.
7d acres; W S. Watson, S«M>
acres; F-250 Emma and Alex
Jtoffman. 100 acres; H-281 Alex
and iKnuna Hoffman, 57 acres;
F 240 George Bell, Sr., 12S acre-;
being a total of 7052.5 acres on
which lure been accepted. Mt
Sharp says that a number of other
offers are now in process and
the deeds to former owners ari
being received daily.
Camp Swift is rapidly being
passed back to private ownership
and rapidly becoming a live stock
and agricultural productive center
ACCEPI $25.00 CHECK—Polio drive workers receive
check for $25.00 from the Bastrop Piggly Wiggly Store to
add to the Bastrop March of Dimes. I hey are Cub Scout
Bobby Loy Brewer. Mrs. Loy Brewer, Bastrop County Chair-
man of the March of Dimes; Jerry Mac Alexander, honorary
j chairman of the Bastrop March of Dimes; and Cub Scout John
Wesley (Spike) Robinson.
3150 POLL TAX
PAID IN COUNTY
Only .1150 [Kill taxes have been
paid in Bastrop County, according
to Mrs. Dula Bell Webb, tax
assessor collector, in the entire
county of Bastrop. There remain
a few yet to be counted, Mrs.
Webb stated, however, the total
will not be increased very much.
Poll taxes paid last election
year, 1918, numbered 3573.
The estimated population of
Bastrop County at present is be-
tween 28 and 30,000, giving the
county an approximate voting
power of slightly more than 10
BE GUEST HERE
The following article was taken
from the Sunday American-States-
man about Dr. Bernice Moore,
Consultant on Home and Family
Life withe the State Department
of Vocational Homemaking Edu-
cation and the Hogg Foundation
for Mental Hygiene. Dr. Moore
will speak at various meetings
here on February 21:
W T. Wilson of Rosenburg has
;purchased the Peoples Drug Store,
which has for a number of years
| been owned and operated bv Jack
Mr. Wilson, a registered phar-
macist for 39 years, has been as-
ated in the drug business in
J: -enhurg, and formerly in Hous-
>. n. He and Mrs Wilson are mak-
ing their home in Bastrop. They
expect to be joined here by thtir
daughter, Miss Hilda Wilson, who
is a registered nurse.
BASTROP 4-H CLUB
The 4-H Club of Bastrop held
its first meeting Wednesdax niirht,
The following officers were
elected: president, \ilene Bailey;
vice president, Emily Colvin; sec-
retary-treasurer. La Verne Martin;
reporter. Joyce Templeton; recre-
ation leader, Hillie Laake.
Those present were Lona Cros-
by, Doris Prichard, I/ois Ann
Bartsch. Ailene Bailey. Emily Col-
vin, La Verne Martin, Billie
Laake and Joyce Templeton.
We wish to express our deep
gratitude to our many friends and
patrons for their business and
friendship during the year.- that
we have owned and operated the
Peoples rflhig Store here.
We have enjoyed al! of our
contact- with you, and will always
value the friendships w't have
made. Though we are retiring
from business, we a e not leaving
Bastrop, so we are looking for-
ward to a continued enjoyment
of our friends here.
We have every confidence
our successor, Mr. W T Wilson,
who is the new owner of People-
Drug Store, and we heartily re-
commend him to our custo :no
JACK and CUBA l'KUtll
The Lost Pines Garden Club
will meet on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 8, at the courthouse annex
at 3 o'clock with Mrs. Henry
Schuyler, program leader.
Hostesses will be Mrs. Gem
Simmons, Mrs. Jack Claiborne,
and Mrs. J. W. Griffin.
The following committees have
been appointed by Mrs. G. R,
Richmond chairman of the spring
flower show held annually by the
Lost Pines Garden Club:
SCHEDULE COMMITTEE: Mrs.
Maude Herndon, Mrs. F<. H.
Smith. Mrs. Jess Walker.
I LASSIFICATION COMMITTEE:
Mrs. T. J. Breeding, Mi ss Lena
St urges, Mrs. F. W. Denison,
Mrs. Earl Corson.
AWARDS COMMITTEE: Mrs. S.
J. C. Higgins, Mrs. J. G. Bry-
son. Mrs. W. B. Ransome
JUDGING COMMITTEE: Mrs.
Gem Simmons, Mrs. Belle Jen-
STAGING COM MITTKE: Mrs.
Henry Schuyler, Mrs. H. L.
Perkins, Mrs. Henry Sebesta,
Mrs. R. D. Jones, Mrs. R. M.
Wiley, Mrs. Paul D. Page.
ENTRY COMMITTEE: Mrs. E. R.
Barnhill, Mrs. Bob Gray, Mrs.
H. C. Wilkins, Mrs. O. B. Wil-
son, Mrs. J. S. Milton, Mrs. J.
INSPKCTION COMMITTEE: Mrs.
C. L. Lawrence. Mrs. 0. B. Wolf,
Mrs. C. W. Eskew. Mrs. 0. W.j
Chalmers, Mrs. Jack Claiborne.
HOSPITALITY COM M ITT EE
Mrs. B. A. Elzner, Jr., Mrs. W.
E. Mavnard, Mrs. Bonnie Grimes,
Mrs.' 1.. J. Langlev. Mrs. Earl
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE: Mrs.
R. M. Waugh, Mrs. K. D. Cart-
JUNIOR COMMITTEE: Mrs. Oren
Eskew. Mrs, Cecil Long.
MENS DIVISION: Clyde Rey-
nolds , Bill Graeter, Paige.
bastrop COUNTY GAME AND fish
association IS organized recently
In an effort to protect Bastrop
County's naiural supply of fish
and M-itnc. the Bastrop < hapter
of the Bastrop County Gan« and
Fish Association was organised
at a meeting on Thin-day >f last
J. V. Ash. Sr.. wa.- named chair-
man and Col. K I Myer.-. -ecre-
tary-trea.-uit 1 Membet diip foes
were set at with landowners
of 25 acres or more offered mem-
bership free of charge. All inter
ested pet ,.ns are invited to come
into the organisation, and maj di
so by contacting Col. Myers or
J. V. Ash. Jr
The group agreed on an ojwn
reason on deer in the county, in
order to be granted the protection
and cooperation of the State Game,
Fish and Oyster Commission. Il-
legal hunting during the past few-
years ha .eriously depleted the
number of deer in the county.
Landowners art especially urg-
ed to come into the Association
so that, with the people backing
it. the g oup can accomplish its
aims as far as the necessary
game and fish laws, etc., are re-
quired. A major objective is the
ultimate leasing of land for hunt-
ing, and establishing, through tht
natural facilities at hand, an area
for hunting and fishing that will
he attractive to sportsmen ail over
The Smithville Chapter of the
\-sociation has already been or-
ganized. and an Elgin Chapter
vull be organized in the near
future. Other towns and commun-
ities m the county are invited
to take part in the county-wide
movement. Directors from each
chapter will be chosen to meet
as often as necessary for the di
cussion of matters concerning the
interests of the entire county.
"The most important thing that
happened to women in the last 50
years also has happened to men—
both have discovered that together
we meet the problems of living,
together we accomplish things."
So far as Dr. Bernice Moore is
concerned, the "woman problem"
cannot be considered a separate
entity—or treated in isolated terms
as being apart from the "man
To phase it in her own terms,
the real problem is neither of
these, but the attainment of a
viewpoint which emphasizes the
"constant development of the "we-
ness' of human living—a relation-
ship between the sexes connoting
cooperation, companionship and
When the American-Statesman
woman's staff undertook the stag-
gering task of commenting on
"women's progress in the last 50
years," the conflicting ideologies
on an always moot subject soon
grew more-than-somewhat com-
(Continued on Page 5)
FOR R. B. SCHOH
Funeral services were held
Monday at three o'clock from the
Maris Funeral Home in Smith-
ville for Robert Benson Schott,
22, who died suddenly Saturday
at his home in Smithville. In-
terment was in the Smithville
cemetery. Rev. Rhea and Rev.
Mason conducted the services.
Born in Smithville on Novem-
ber 18. 1927, he would have grad-
uated from the University of
Texas in June. Mr. Schott was
injured in football practice about
five years ago while attending
the Naval Training School at
Southern Methodist University. He
was captain of the Smithville
football team for two years and
was active in various other sports.
His mother, Mrs. Bazie Schott,
has been employed in the Bastrop
post office for a number of years.
B. T. DUMAS
B. T. Dumas has assumed the
management of Perry's 5-10-25c
Store here. Mr. Dumas came to
Bastrop from Winnsboro where
he was manager of the Perry's
Mr. and Mrs. Dumas and ten
month old daughter, Peggy Lynn,
are at home here.
They would like to express their
appreciation for the kindnesses
and friendliness the people of
Bastrop have shown to them.
B. L. Kit-liter was the former
manager of the store.
Adds Line Oi Well
The Chastain-Miller Department
Store is anounclng this week the
addition of a complete line of
Dorothy Perk'ns cosmetics.
Mrs. Ford Lockhart who is in
the store is experienced in this
line of cosmetics and will be glad
to help you with the selection
of cosmetic- -uitable for you;
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