Bastrop Advertiser and Bastrop County News (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. , No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 12, 1970 Page: 1 of 8
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ESTABLISHED MARCH 1, 1853
BASTROP (TEXAS) ADVERTISER. MARCH 12. 1!>70
By J. Troy Hickman
It scorns strange, MoUht, that
you are not here, because us long
as I can remember you have been.
I guess the mind takes time to
got used to big changes. How
quickly things can hap|H>n! One
minute a living person i.s with us;
the next moment she is gone.
Childhood memories crowd in to
fill an empty sjx)l you left, like
when you used to put another quill
on my bed on a cold night. And
the time I went to boarding school
and for six weeks was sick in the
hospital, and alxuil to give up One
day you appeared to take me home,
and said, "Come on, son. I'll get
you well on home cooking."
Sure, Mother, there were con-
flicts as I grew up, and sometimes
tension. In the college years the
old order ended and I never did
really "go home" again. Some
kind of new bond grew up and
I remember when Dad died,
years ago. It was the first break
in our family circle. We laid him
to rest in a piece of ground you
two bought to be together in. A
small cedar tree was growing near
the edge of hi.s space.
1 thought then. Mother, that you
would probably go to pieces with-
out Dad, for you had leaned on
him so much. But something in
you that I didn't know about rose
up and took over. Until the last,
you carried on with a certain style
of your own, which I see now had
elements of gallantry in it.
You changed your name from
Mrs. T. C. Hickman to Mary L.
Hickman. Actually it was Lela
Mary, but you didn't want that.
For years you kept the old place
freshly painted and the lawn pret-
ty. When it got to be trn) much
a burden you were then SH —
you sold the place. The town was
talking about the way you drove
your car. so you sold it. Shortly
afterward, the doctor gave you a
certificate of legal blindness.
You moved into a small apart-
ment in a big house full of young
families, where you sal on the
lawn and watched kids play. You
still did some cooking, but once
a day you would walk 8 city
blocks to a favorite cafe. You got
your first cane, but always walked
very straight. By this time you
were !K). You .still did all your own
business affairs; went to church,
kept up with everything in Del
Rio; and everytime you could,
went to see Amistad hake.
We were living in South Texas
then. You chartered a small private
airplane and had yourself flown
down to sec us. I didn't realize it
then, but that trip was to be your
last linn- to be in our house.
You were one of the oldest mem-
bers — maybe the oldest — of
your church. We are keeping the
picture the paper made when you
(See RANDOM hack page)
The Parent-Teacher Association
helped observe Public School Week
by placing cakes in Ihe faculty
room of each school for the school
personnel to enjoy.
Members of the Hospitality Com-
mittee made arrangements to ob-
tain the cakes and see that they
arrived at the designated areas.
A. (i. demons
A. C. Clemons, who has served
Bastrop County a.s associate county
agricultural agent for over 21
years, retired from that position
on Saturday, February 28.
Born at Ncches, Texas, in An-
derson County, he received his B.
S. Degree in Agriculture from Pra-
irie View A Ac M College in August
of 11)43. He taught school In Ncches
from 192X until 1941. after which
he was employed by Shelby County
and Woods County. He taught Vo-
cational Agriculture in Nashville,
Tennessee, from the fall of 19IH
until November, 1918. when he
came to Bastrop County, accumu-
lating some II years as teacher
and associate county agent.
During his years in Bastmp, he
gained the respect and confidence
of Ihe |>coplc he served, and filled
his position capably and well.
Mr. Clemons i.s a Deacon of the
Ml Rose Baptist Church in Bastrop,
and be ami his wife and daughter
will continue to live here. He plans
to travel and fish in his retirement.
He was honored with a retirement
party by the courthouse employees
Friday afternoon. February 27, his
last day in office.
FFA Stock Show
To lie Held On
Plans are well under way for
the twelfth annual Livestock Show
of Ihe Bastrop Chapter, Fill to
Farmers of America, which will be
held on the carlot of Sims Chev-
rolet, on Highway 71 west, across
the river bridge, on Saturday,
Judging will In'gin at 9 o'clock
in the morning and the Auction
Sale will In- held at 1:30 p. m.
All stock to be shown is raised
by members of the Chapter, with
Gordon Rosiuiky as advisor and
Ann Fundcrburk and Jo MeCall,
first and only girl members of the
Bastrop FFA Chapter, will have
entries in the show this year. Both
girls plan to continue their edu-
cation after high school by .studying
veterinary medicine at Texas A
& M University.
Of the It) fat steer calves groom-
ed for showing, there will be si\
Hereford*, two Hereford Cross,
five Brahman Cross, one Short-
horn, one Qiarolais, and one Santa
Ciertrudis Cross. Bull entries will
feature four llerefords, three Short
horns, one Brahman and one Char
olais. Sixteen fat barrows, inclu-
ding six Hampshircs, eight Durocs
and two York Cross, will be shown.
Dry Cleaning And
Here This Week
C'. R. Bryson is opening the City
Cleaners and Laundry this week
in the building at SI (> Chest mil St.,
formerly occupied by Sims Chev-
Mr. Bryson has put in a modern,
up-to-date plant and is well pre-
pared lo lake care of the needs
of his customers.
Watch for his opening ad and
further information in next week's
edition of the Advertiser.
March 20th Last
Sign-up Date For
Kleber Trigg, ciunly executive
director of the ASCS, report* thai
the feed grain and cotton sign-tips
for 1970 are lagging behind those
of previous years.
"The lag is not serious," says
Trigg, "but farmers are reminded
that March 20th is Ihe final sign-
up date for these two very im-
"The best way to avoid a last
mm to rush sign up early,"
he continued. "Several program
clerks arc available to wait on
farmers, and so far Ihe rush has
not been serious. The County ASC
Committee urges all farmers to at
least inquire about their program
benefits before the final dale."
For P-TA Meeting
The Parent-Teacher Association
will meet Wednesday, March 18 at
S: ■!•") p. m. in Ihe high school cafe-
Program lopic for Ihe meeting
is "Education — Whose Responsi-
bility?" A skit by the High School
Drama Department will he present-
Everyone is invited lo attend.
Group To Hear
Tin Bastrop Chapter of You n g
llomcmnkers will have a special
culled meeting Tuesday, March 17.
at Ihe high school at 7:30.
Mi*. Sarah Lake, district 7 field
representative, will Ik- here to
sliow a flint on cancer and will
give information on the crusade
drive for April.
All members air iugi-d to l>e at
this special meeting. Any other in-
terested pcrons are invited to at-
tend also. Baby sitters will be
MOIL'S SKAI,S — Astronaut Neil Armstrong, right, Chairman ol
Ihe 1970 Texas Easter Seal Appeal, displays the 1970 Easier
Seals for John Fenley, ii, of Tioga, Tex . official slate Easlei Seal
child. Campaign concludes Easier Sunday, March 29. N It.
(Sully) Simpson is Bastrop County Chairman
James Rathmann of the Bastrop
FFA Chapter entered three Brah-
man-Hereford Cross Bred steers in
Ihe llouton Livestock Show on Mon-
day, March 2, for the Junior Show
The steers were weighed and
j placed in classes by weight as
One steer weighed 87ii pounds,
which put him in the lightweight
class; a econd at 91ti pounds was j
placed in the medium class, and !
Ihe third weighed 901 pounds, which i
made him a heavy class steer.
The lightweight steer placed four- j
III in his class and was purchased
by Mrs. Edgar Brown of Grange 1
for 60c per pound. The middle!
weight steer placed ninth and was
purchased by Cade Packing Com-
pany for 12c per pound. South
Texas Producers Company pur
chased the heavy weight steer for
10c per pound
Rathmann ha> shown in all three
major shows litis year and placed
steers in each one, in Fori Worth,
San Antonio and Houston. He plans
to show a purebred Hereford bred
by the Ruthledge Ranch in Ihe
local FFA Show here March 21.
Bastrop's new telephone direc-
tory — the most widely read Ixsik
in town — will In- mailed to tele-
phone subscribers here on Tues-
day, March 17, according to C. L.
Carson, manager lor Southwestern
The new March 1970 directory
will have 12 pages of alphabetical
listings, including 2,I**) up-to-date
listings for Bastrop residents. Then-
are II classified or Yellow Pages.
The new directory cover features
a colorful photograph of Giant
Daggers and Indian Paintbrushes
in a field of Bluebonnels, the stale
flower of Texas.
| Carson said more than 1,000
copies of Ihe new directory have
Ih'cii printed for distribution to
telephone customers here and for
Mrs. Ransome Given
Yard of The Month
The lovely spring time yard at
Ihe home of Mrs. W. B. Ransome
has been acclaimed the March
Yard of Ihe Month by Ihe Lost
Pines Garden Club
The mass plantings of reft IhhI ,
trees are in full bloom, and among
them are clumps of white iris, ycl- j
low jasmine and colorful wild
I IIMMOIMTII S TO III'.
IMHTItllM Tfcll M AIM II I'M.'!
Distribution and issuance of com- !
modifies to all eligible people in j
Bastrop will lie on Thursday and
Friday. March 12-13.
All qualified people are naked j
lo come to the office at this time, |
at the corner of Water and Chest-
To The Citizens
It has been my pleasure to serve
you as cily councilman Ihe past
loi r years Taking care of the bust
Itess of Ihe City of Bastrop is i
great responsibility, one we have
tried lo handle lo Ihe best interest
of all of us.
If it be your wish, I will bo
happy id serve you another term.
DR. MITCHELL B.
Larry Goertz Is
Student" At A&M
College Station (Spli
Goertz of Rosanky,
engineering major al Texa A&M
University, has been designated a
Dr. It, Potts, associate di
I of Ihe A&M Colli
! .said Goertz posted ;
ratio of TO on a I
during Ihe 1969 I,ill
i The student is tin
Service ^ill lie
In Slate Park
Easter Sunday morning at (I
o'clock there will be a Community
Sunrise W usliip Sei vice in the j
Bastrop Slate Park, accoixling to I
Jack Garrett, chairman of lite I
new Laymen's Committee For j
S|svial Comm uil> Religion . Ser
vices. Then w ;i he no charge al
the park entrance lor people com-
ing in lo attend this service.
People front Ihe Bastrop area
and surrounding towns are invited
lo attend this event, which will
he set in Ihe open space Ix'lwccn
liie park rofoelory and |x>ol Should
Ihe weather be bad, the service
will lie moved lo the auditorium of
Ihe old Bastrop high school, pre
sen 11.\ the Junior High School, on
Pastor Holtls of the Bastrop
Lutheran Church will brio;'. Ihe
message, while laymen and minis-
ters from other local churches will
hi' responsible for the scripture,
prayer, music and anangeinenls.
Mole detail will lit in ,i lollow
up notice in next week's Advertiser,
including official:. responsibility
assignments, etc Remember Ihe
date, March 29 al 0 o'clock a. in.
And Ihe place, lb1 Stale Park.
Piano Needed For
Senator ( Italics I li lting, right, greets Mis. 1'icsloit Smith as Governor and
Mrs. Herring chat .it the gala appreciation reception given lot Son, I leriing
in Austin A capacity crowd attended. Story oil page I.
l-ll ers Winners
Show In Houston
Twenty une Bastrop County mem
Isms participated in the Houston
Livestock Show, with Bryan and
Bruce Kchroeder, Tommy l(a< inscli,
and David I ticker J2IKI purchase
certificate wiiiiicis in iIh- dairy
scramble Bryan and Bruce arc
the twin sous ol Mr. and Mrs El j
Inn Sehroeder of Elgin, Tommy is !
I he -on of Mi and Mis Gilbert i
Ricniscli of Smllhvillc, and David I
I' inal (inuiil For Voler
Resist rations of ltaslro|> County
I 'l I C
and .Mrs. Dan
Each will pin
dairy liciler l<>
The Bastrop Harmony Club is
intei sled in obtaining a piano for
Manor House, Hie community ecu
lei in Ihe Bastrop Housing An
Ihoriiy's Rivervicw Site on Farm
'"ie Center Ins become ,i |sipulai
meeting place for various organi-
zations, and i. well equipped with
all ol Ihe essentials However, when
piogrants are planned for meetings
or gatherings lo he held there, Ihe
lack ot a piano frequently makes
an awkward situation.
"I Not only the Harmony Club
! members, hut other organizations
in ! and individuals who have come to
Agriculture, I use Manoi House and lo enjoy it,
grade point will be gialcful indeed for a piano
point system If you have, by chance, n piano
semester. j you arc no longer using, or any
son of Mr ii ' lions for obtaining one,
John A. Goertz ol
picas' contact Mrs.
ton, phono 229-2.M7.
W S. Milling
ALMOST TWO MILLION DOLLARS .
fully held by Billy Davis of Rosanky. Ih
dollars represents a 4') year, r>
Water Supply ( orp. wltu Ii was
loan to the Arpia
Ifu rally turned over
by the f armers Home Administration last hriday to
the Hoard of Directors. K B. Wendt of Rosanky,
president of the non-profit corporation, said he ex-
pected work on the 3 lb mile network of pipelines to
begin shortly. Story on patfe 3.
is the si >11 ot \1l
Tucker of Rockne
chase a registered
raisi for ihe 1971
David Tuekei exhibited lus blue
ribbon heifer to lirst In a class
of 17 Brown Swiss Bryan Schmc
dor had hi blue ribbon heifer
place third out of .11 Allan Schroc
dor's blue nliliou heifer was loin
lb while Billy Tetlford.'s blue ribbon
In Ihe dairy calf scramble, there
were !'7 Drown Swiss, out of which
Allan Sehroeder was eighth and
Kevin llilbig ninth.
Other classification placlngs were
red rlhlKin, Ricky Tucker, Chris
McDonald, Bruce Sehroeder, Ron
nie Tucker and Kevin llilbig; while
ribbon, Billy Tedford twice, Gary
Klaus and Michael Hill>iv:
In the Santa Gcrlrudi heifcis,
Jim McDonald placed eighth out
of 21 on a heifer raised from his
brother Toin'f cow . I leilers Wen
liauied lo and from Houston coin
lesy ol Billy M<'Mil 11(111
Lloyd Mood Is
Of IVhiKOilie Lod";e
Al our regular Gcorgi Washing
ton Bit Unlay Dinner on Wednesday
night, February 2a, one of oin Is
loveil hi (libel s, J Lloyd llood, w ie
presented his 50 year Masonic
Cerlifieali and pin by Di.slricl I >e
puty Jerry Woehl.
Itro II<kkI has served Gamble
Lxlgi No. ,!ll diligently and well
in each of Ihe offices he has held,
lie was esp'cially pleasi d that
Jerry picsenled his awards as
Jerry's father, the late Arthur .1
Woehl Sr., conducted his Masonic
Opens Full Time
Real Estate And
Jimmy Null, who has been a
licenced and lionded real cslah
broker since 1959, has opened a
full lime real i late a if I Insurant'!
office in Ihe new building at ;*)l
Water Street, also occupied by lli«
l/ist Pines Title Company The new
office Is under the management
al his wile, Mrs Mary Ann Null ■
Currently serving Bastrop County
j as county sheriff, all office he ha. J
I held for a number of years, Null
says, "My duties as sheriff of Bas-
trop Co inly come first al all limes
Oilier business Interests are seoon
dary lo my |iolitleal allenllon only
will iTcctve my full al lent ion only i
when I am no longci In offlci
Null also has an interest in tin
l/isl Pine . Title Company
Tuesday, March 17
, 'Hie I tidies Monthly luncheon will
! Im' on Tuesday, March 17, al 1 2 .'HI
t al Ca sol's Restaurant, with Mrs
Johnny /mm hostess
Riservulkms may Is1 made by
'calling Mrs. '/Aim al 22<CiXl.(, 01
, Mr*. J. P. Sharp at
W. SMITH VILLI'-.
( I I 'Ml CREEK
WA'I TERSt IN
E SMI'I I IV'ILI
It H AL
I! Hi; i
In Action Contest
Tin Bastrop High School sliklent
who will |iartlci|>alc in Ihe Govern
nienl in Action Oratorical ('oiliest
i.s Mary Oldfield. Mary is the
daughter of Mi and Mrs Mark E.
The eonievi |s s|H nsored by
BIucIniiiiicI Electric Cooperative
with offices in Itrcnham, l/K'kharl,
San Marcos with Ihe maul office
in Giddings, Texas
I'inal coiii|m lilIon will In held al
the Blllchoiuiii I'.leell'ic Coo|mi;i
live': audliot'iuni heginning al 7 'HI
p. in on March 12. 1970, The linal
tudging will be based on know
ledge ol the subject, speaking
ibilil. fsiise, pei lonalily. and ap
pe nance The Ik \ and girl win-
ners ol tile contest Will be given
a 12 day all i xpensc trip lo Wash-
ington, D (' in June
Mis Childer of Buslrop High
School has been Working Willi Marv
preparing her lot the finals in
Mike Dees' Voice
Featured In Show
In Austin Now
Michael Dees, brother of
John Allhrighl ol Bastrop.
I "What Ale Vou Doing Ihe
i>i Yoiu Lite'.'" en Ihe sound track
ill Ihe new movie, "The Happy
Ending", which npiiietl al Ihe Slate
Theatre in Austin on Wednesday of
1 I Ins week
The song is one of Ihe five songs
nominated inr Academy Award litis
\ear, and although Mike Dees does
uol appear ill Ihe picture, it is
( I.is voice that brings (he |x)|juliir
on • to the many thou anils of
people who will In seeing Ihe show.
Jean .Simmon:- slai of the show,
turns out a performance that has
| been singled ■ >ul as one of Ihe five
iiiilslanding |obs by an actress for
1909, e,oning her an Oscar imiiii-
' High I' idi lily lllaga/.lile for
Vlaieh, in reviewing "'Ihe Happy
Ending, ays. "The lovely balled
! is supcibly sung, by Michael Decs,
who deserves lo be famous ''
I'iiiev (ireek IMiilosoplier Says
lie's Surprised President Of
France Is So Ignorant Of l). S.
Editor's note Ihe I'llley Creek
I'hilosoplier on las Jotmson grass
(arm on Piney lakes a sidelong
glane< al tin heckling business
in this country today.
According lo the news in two
differi'ill ih'W spa|h i I read out
here, ih< I'k sident of Franei , Mr
Pompidou, got his h-ebngs hurt
while he was in Ibis country be-
cause some |Hiiplc demonstrated
I don't understand this You'<l
figtire the I'n sident of France
reads new; papers and watches
television and thereto, i knows how
we treat public officials ill this
Why, everyI*sly knows for exam
pie I ha I foi iiici Vice I 'i i sident
IttMliphrey hasn't had to write a
new speech in months liccause the
hecklers won't lei him make the
one he's got on band A handful
shout him down every lime on
every cainpu- lie'" invited lo.
What lite shooters have discover-
ed i that .i few peopli can break
up nearly any p>vch if iln \ wanl
to. Had they been of n mind lo,
they could Itavi broken up the
Sermon on the Mount
A;< .1 result, alsiut (ho only way
a President or Vice Prestdf'nl or
a Cabinet inemliei or an evmcni-
lier ol this group can make a
sjx cell uninterniplMly is to fly lo
a studio in a helicoplcr. come down
llirough a hole in tlx- roof, talk
i|uiei|y into Ihe television camera,
and then escape by the tuutw routs.
I undci ".land the shoitlers con-
sider Otis unfair play, since ols
vioii-ly thev don't have enough
peoph to put a heckler in firsit
of every family's lelcvision s<"l,
ami also it wirtildn I Imi very safe,
.1 a lot of iieoplo want lo hear
what a man got to say, whether
they agrei with hint or not, and
such invasion of privacy might
lead lo a t.V|)e of Violence the
sIxHIIers couldn't bear up uisler.
Vou Interfere with a man's tclc-
\lsujfi program in his own home
and you're in trouble. Ask any
Rccugni/ing this, you reckon the
sIkhiIcis, eeing as Ixtw they're
-lymied front breaking up a speech
if it s delivered on television, will
now demand ■ ) Ihe grounds of
eonslllulional tree s|teech Ihe riglil
to plat e hecklers ill a studio every
linn a s( e«"ch is Itcing televised?
You reckon they'll lake it lo
court ? Yon ii-ekon thi" courts will
entertain such a suit? If it gets
all the way to Ihe Supreme Court,
you reckon . . . aw, the court
wouldn't do that, would it?
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