Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 98, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 10, 1950 Page: 2 of 8
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BASTROP ADVERTISER AUGUST 10, 1950
Girl Scouts Receive
Over two years ago some girls
of the Pine Tree Troop No. '2 of
Bastrop collected, repaired, press-
ed and in .some instances had some
clothing cleaned and pressed items
of clothing that girls their age
might need in the countries ravag-
ed by war. Hopefully they trcked
in their names as their ieader sug-
gested they might do and waited
for a reply from foreign girl
in a land they knew only from
geography lessons in school.
Some of these girls are man ied,
one of them is a mother, others
are no longer residents of out-
town. Some of the following girls
still live here, although they have
outgrown the Intermediate Pro-
gram and since the town does not
provide Senior Scouting, they are
no longer registered scouts. In the
package addressed to their former
troop there are letters addressed
to Anita Hoffman, F'llouise Spen-
cer, Caroline Jackson, Billie Jean
Murchison and Jo Ann Smith.
An accompaning letter from
Girl Scout Headquarters in New-
York is addressed to The Commis-
sioner of Girl Scouting in Bastrop.
The letter follows:
August 1, 1950
Girl Sccut Troop
Enclosed you will find letters
of thanks which we have received
through the American Friends
Service Committee from abroad in
appreciation of clothing kits.
Since the young people abroad
could not afford postage for each
letter, the Friends sent them to
us in bulk. We, in turn, are ask-
ing you to distribute them to
residents of your community to
whom they belong. The reason for
this is that in many cases the
addresses on the envelopes are
inaccurate, and we are very anx-
ious for each person who sent
clothing kits to receive thanks for
Thank you so much for taking
care of this.
MARGARET de WEST-
FELT, Program Dept.
PEOPLE URGED TO
AUSTIN.—In addition to the j
general instructions for community j
sanitation which are important in 1
preventing poliomyelitis, Dr. Geo.
W. Cox, State Health Officer, to-
day issued an urgent warning to
every inidvidual in Texas to prac-
tice strict persona! hygiene to
protect his own health and that <>f
those about him.
"Of course, cleanliness and per-
sona! hygiene are ordinarily taken
for granted," Dr. Cox said, "but
at this time with the incidence of
poliomyelitis having reached a tot-
al of 1395 cases, I would like to
re-emphasize some personal sani-
tary measures which may help in
preventing the spread of this
crippling and often fatal disease."
The State Health Officer stres -
ed the importance of scrupulous
cleanliness of the person. Fre-
quent bathing and immaculately
clean clothing are vitally neces-
sary. Oral hygiene with thorough
brushing of the teeeth and the
use of a mild antiseptic are recom-
mended. The nasal passage- should
be kept clean and dental defects
Sanitation and thorough clean-
liness in the home are instinctive
with the average housewife, but
at thi.- time their importance to
health must be re-emphasized.
Home sanitation includes those
taken-for-gi anted measures a
washing the dishes in hot soapy
water and rinsing them in hot
clear water; keeping sinks bath-
tubs and fixtures scoured clean
and rinsed with a mild antiseptic
solution; sunning and airing bed
clothes, ridding the home of flies,
rats ad roaches which, since polio-
mveliti is believed to be a filth-
borne disease, are suspected as
being responsible for transmission.
"If good personal hygiene is
combined with good community
sanitation and hygiene, it i- hard
for any disease to get a foot-
hold." l>r. Cox -aid, "With ^uch
a dread disease a* poliomyeliti-
prevalent in the state, no pre-
caution should be overlooked and
no bar.- hould be left down for
The manager of the Veterans
Administration Center in Waco,
Doctor George T. McMahan, has
received rulings of interest to vet-
erans planning to attend school
terms next fall. These procedures
were prepared following the re-
cent enactment of Public Law 610.
Veteran.- who wish to make
their first change from one gen-
eral field of .-tudy to another
(from law to engineering, for ex-
ample) may do so simply by
applying for a Supplemental Cer-
tificate of Eligibility from YA.
The same holds true for those
who completed or discontinued GI
Bill training and now want to make
a first change to a different gen-
Vets who already have chang-
ed general field? of GI Bill study
and now wish to change again,
should apply at their VA regional
office. If it's determined that the
new course is in a different gener-
al field, they will be required to
undergo advisement and guidance.
If VA doesn't come to a decision
whether to appreve or disapprove
within 45 days after the veteran's
application, the new course auto-
matically is approved. The veter-
an, however, must have appeared
at the appointed time for advise-
ment and guidance, and he must
have cooperated in receiving this
One final reminder to be consid-
ered in planning GI Bill training.
July 25, 1951, is the cut-off date
for starting GI Bill courses for
all veterans discharged before July
25. 1947, have four years from
their discharge date in which to
The liberal change-of-course
procedures authorized by Public
Law 610 won't apply after the
deadline for starting.
Rev. Paul Lewis, Pastor
1st Sunday Mass...
2nd Sunday Mass
8rd Sunday Mass
4th Sunday Mass
5th Sunday Mass
.. 10:00 A M.
..10:00 A M
...8:00 A M
Assembly Of God
Three blocks S. FX of Court Hour*
Sunday School 10 00 A M
Preaching 11:16 A M
Evangelistic Service 7:15 P. M
Bible Study. 7:15 P. M
A hearty welcome to everyone
WAYLAND WOODALL, Pastor
Read The Want Ads
Q. My doctor told me thai I
should have my tonrils removed,
but I can't afford it. As a World
War II veteran, can I have this
operation performed at a VA
hospital, eve nthough my condi-
tion is not service-connected ?
A. Yes. if VA doctors deem sur-
gery is necessary and if you sign
a certificate stating you are not
able to pay fnr the operation. But
you will have to wait for a bed
to become available, for «r. VA
hospitals first priority jjoe,- t>>
emergency case.-; second, to those
with service-connected illnei---.-
and disabilities, and third, to
those with non-service-connected
Q. I am a retired regular Army
officer drawing career compen-
sation retirement from the Army.
It is possible to tret disability com-
pensation from VA at the -am«*
A. Yes. When you apply to
VA. you will be required to state
the amount of your retirement
pay. After your case is adjudi-
cated, VA will notify the \rmy of
the amount of compensation or
pension granted. The Army. then,
will deduct an equivalent amount
from your retirement pay.
Q. I enlisted in the Navy re-
cently, but I am afrryd I won't
be able to keep up premium pay-
ments on my commercial life in-
surance policy. Can anything be
done about it?
A. Under the Soldiers' and Sail-
ors' Civil Relief Act. you may ap-
ply to VA for protection of your
insurance. If your application is
approved, VA will guarantee your
premiums until you get out of
service. But after your discharge,
you mu,-t repay the indebtedn'-.-
Q My brother, a World War
II veteran, is in a mental hospital
May I pay his National Service
Life Insurance premium- for him?
A. Yes. Be sure you identify
the payments properly.
J. W. GRIFFIN, Pastor
unday School 9:45 a. m
Men's Bible Class 9:45 a. m
Morning Worship 10:55 a. m
5:30 p. m. .Junior f'hoir rehearsal j
6:30 p. m. Senior Choir rehearsal .
First Baptist Church
Odin Ruincr, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45 A.M.
Preaching 11:00 A.M. i
Brotherhood 7:00 P.M I
Evening Preaching . . . * :00 P.M
Prayer Meeting .... 8:00 P.M
Prompt Removal of
UNSKINNED or DISABLED
LYE SOLUTION PLUS
Sanitation is an all important
factor in the control of disease-
and parasites in turkey flofk-
Nine times out of ten, parasite.-
and diseases, if neglected, will
wipe out the profits of the turke>
Darius B. McConibs, County
Agent, says that about the best
definition of .-imitation that he ha
heard vas given by a prominent
poultry breeder who said: "Sani-
tation consists of equal part.- of
lye solution and elbow grease ap-
plied vigorously with a brush at
However, even with the use of
plenty of lye solution and elbow
grease, there are othr factors that
enter into a sanitation program
— such a.- type of soil, its drain-
age, freedom from surface water;
suitable housing with propet
floors and good ventilation; sun-
shine; and manure disposal.
He cautions that crowding the
birds in too small a house or on
too small a piece of ground is one
mistake in sanitation, while allow-
ing the flock to run all over the
farm at random is another.
He recommends that not more
than 200 to 300 birds be kept on
each acre of ground, depending on
the age, breed, and size of the
turkeys. In addition, it is always
good to have some extra land
available to which the birds can be
moved if trouble appears in the
He warns against moving the
sick birds when disease appear-,
saying that the healthy appearing
birds are the ones that should
be moved to clean ground, and
the sick ones left where they are.
Dry litter is a simple precaution
against losses from coccidiosis, a
parasitic disease caused by an or-
ganism which reqiures warmth
and moisture to survive.
Poults are born free from in-
testinal parasites, and loss from
these organisms can b?st be pre-
vented by keeping the poults in
frequently-cleaned brooder house-,
not letting them have any con-
tact with old chickens or turkeys,
and keeping them on clean ground.
In summarizing a sanitation
program, he points out that the
poults should be started clean,
kept clean, and fed from clean
equipment and emphasizes that
sanitation is a must on the tur-
First Christian Church
Rev. M. b. Harris, Pastor.
Sunday School every Sunday ui
10:00 A. M.
Every 2nd and 4th Sundaj
Church Service at 11:00 A M
IN CLASS ROOMS
| AUSTIN.—Texas' new school
laws, in force one year, have had
the desired effect of providing
better education and of bringing
more children into the classroom.
Average enrollment skyrocketed
more than 100,000, L. P. Sturgeon,
,-tate associate commissioner of
education, said here today.
"A renewed interest among edu-
cators in getting children into
the schools, plus more attractive
programs offered the pupils have
hail the desired effect," Sturgeon
"The spotlight of publicity
thrown upon the schools while
new education laws were being
studied by the public and enacted
by the last legislature has caused
Texan.- to take more interest in
their schools than ever before.
"An illustration of this is the
fact that in some districts mem-
bers of civic clubs have designat-
ed themselves a.- attendance offi-
cers. They have been extremely
helpful to the school administra-
tors in urging attendance so that
Texas children can have a better
Every district in the state has
waged intensive campaigns to get
children in school and keep them
there, Sturgeon said.
Schools have expanded or in-
stituted classes in shop work to
interest older children.
Classes for handicapped child-
ren have increased 50 per cent.
They, like many other special
school services, were made possi-
ble by allocation of state funds
under Gilmer-Aikin school laws.
Visual aid facilities have been
augmented. Sturgeon said, In-
creasing the interest of children
in school work.
School term of six weeks to two
months during the summer are
popular in many sections of the
state, according to Sturgeon.
These make it possible for stud-
ents to complete their annual
scholastic work and yet allow
school to he dismissed during cot-
ton picking time.
Sturgeon also reported that in-
roads are being made on the prob-
lem of regular attendance of
Latin-American and Negro pupils.
Itinerant worker- are prone to
leave their children only two or
three month- of the year, at most,
Sturgeon pointed out.
Some districts which have hea-
vy Latin-American and Vegro
populations reported gains in at-
tendance of 15 per cent and more
during the last school year a>
compared with less than 5 per
cent state-wide gain.
But even with thr increase in
attendance, there are -til! ap-
proximately 150,000 children of
school age in Texas who are not
enrolled, Sturgeon said. These
are children whose parents are
starting them in school a year
late or older children who do not
enter high school.
One of the most serious prob-
lems confronting school districts
is lack of classroom facilities, ac-
cording to Charles* H. Tennyson,
executive secretary of the Texas
State Teachers Association.
Surveys by that organization
and state school officials show-
that 50 per cent of the school dis-
tricts this year increased their
classroom facilities. Many others
will add classrooms during I960
and '51, Tennyson said.
"These necessary additional fa-
cilities will be made available due
to increased revenue obtained by
the schools through the new and
equitable laws which produce more
funds, from both state and local
taxes," Tennyson said.
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