The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 27, 1925 Page: 4 of 8
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i postofflce at Mexia,
I class mail matter.
EACH FOR EGGS
at ia probably the highest price
P®"1 for W in Texas was
"by Jim Tucker of Wortham a
weeks ago when he paid $150
iat fifteen eggs, bought from the
Taaered white leghorn farm at
Mr. Tucker intends to start in
th« poultry business in a small way
wWl the best pedigreed stock of
white leghorns in the world, such as
are raised on the Tancred farms,
far up in the state of Washington.
These eggs were placed in the
hands of J. W. Radley who operates
sne of the most up-to-date chicken
farms and hatcheries in the state,
just out of Mexia on the Groes-
beck road. The immense electric
incubator on the Radley farm holds
10,000 aggs at one time, hatching
off about one-third of the eggs
Ten dollars each for eggs sounds
like an outrageous price to the
average poultry raiser and con-
sumer, but according to the poultry
raisers in this section, these eggs
are ■ cheap at this price, as the
thoroughbred chickcn which produc-
ed these eggs have been pedigreed
for years and are known to be the
finest that can be bought at any
We believe that in a very few
years the poultry laisers in Lime-
stone and neighboring counties will
not have to send outside of their
own county to secure the finest
poultry in the world. Anyone inter-
ested in fine poultry can see some
of the best in the state within ten
minutes ride of Mexia.
Poultry should not be raised at
a loss, and with a little effort in
selecting their stock and giving the
non-producers the hatchet a well
paying productive flock of chickens
may be produced in a surprisingly
The trial of a wan In South Texas
for killing one girl and assaulting
her sister while they were out with
bint for h "joy ride," discloses that
the girls were not even acquainted
with the man who asked them to go
riding with him. What is this old
world coming to anyway? Time was
when a girl would not even look at
a man before she had been regularly
introduced to him by some friend,
but now introductions are not con-
sidered necessary, just take up with
any old thing that wears pants, and
often get into trouble of a serious
nature. And who is to blame?
Certainly not the children. Parents
should wake up and keep a better
watch on their sons and daughters
or more of such "petting parties'
may be expected, with the natural
The state Senate would make for-
giveness of Ferguson doubly sure.
In addition to the amnesty bill it
is proposed to reopen the impeach-
ment trial of 1917 and rewrite the
verdict. Just anything, it seems,
save submitting the matter to a
vote of the people.—Denison Herald.
A wag has suggested that it
should be called the "amnasty" bill.
All right, just call it what you
please, but don't blame it on this
Quite a number of Mexia Pythians
drove down to Groesbeck Thursday
night to meet with the local lodge
there and to meet Hon. Chas. E
Baughman. grand chancellor.
The meeting was somewhat in the
nature of a revival, as there were
many present, and the Rank of
Esquire was conferred on a Page
Grand Chancellor Baughman made
a good talk, explaining the work
being done by the Order for or-
phans of Pythians and quite a neat
sum was subscribed for the build-
ing of the girls dormitory at the
Home at Weatherford now under
Mr. Baughman will meet with the
lodge on April 20, the occasion be-
ing the 43rd anniversiary of the
local lodge when an interesting
program will be carried out.
Expect 250 Contestants From 50
Limestone County Schools at Big
Meet in Mexia Friday and Saturday
THIRTY-FIVE PER CENT
OF TEXAS SEED CORN
Only 65 per cent of the seed coin
in the cribs of the Texas farmers
this year is fit for use. The figure
is based on germination tests of
seed corn from 99 farms in 15
counties in the state that were en-
tered in the National Seed Corn
Show held in Chicago last week.
Fully 35 per cent of the Texas
seed corn tested showed poor jermi-
nation, according to J. S. Naylor,
the expert in charge of the testing.
Presumably they are the best ears
that these farmers could find, and
yet this large percentage of them
will not grow when planted. Unless
farmers test their seed corn before
planting time, there will be prodigi-
ous amount of replanting necessary
Testing now will prevent an absolute
shortage at harvest time, he says.
"The big lesson of the National
Seed Corn Show can be learned by
each Texas corn grower in his own
crib," says Mr. Naylor. "Take the
dozen best ears. Then take the
poorest dozen ears. Each dozen ears
will plant an acre of ground. The
land is the same, the work is the
same. Same weather. Same over-
head. Same cost. At the end of ; ~
the season the best dozen ears will , jjj
yield perhaps 32 bushels of corn on ! =
the. acre; the poorest dozen ears | E
•wi!l yield 16 bushels. The 12 good j ~
ears will yield twice the crop of j =
the 12 poor ears. This is the lesson j =
that every farmer should take to ' ^
heart." I =
The Texas state sweepstakes of E
the National Seed Corn Show was
won by A. L. Kendrick, of York-
town, Dewitt county, but he was
later defeated for the grand cham-
pionship by Air-. Eibie -I. I'aluska,
of Waverly, 111., v.-hose en ,:y v. a
awarded the thoi'.s;. .d dollar 0,
Kittle trophy, the big prize of ti.«
There's a revival meeting in pro-
gress in this city that is worthy the
time, attention and presence of ev-
ery one. There's an uplift to the
songs and an inspiration in the mes-
sages that will make you better in
every way.—Sam Miller in Mineral
Revival meetings are always bene-
ficial to a town and its people.
They often reach and save people
who will not go to church in the
regular way, and though some may
fall from grace or backslide the
few who might remain true to the
faith make it worth while. Go to
And a resolution was introduced
in the legislature calling upon Gov-
ernor Ferguson to explain why she
signed a certain bill that had been
passed by both houses. Maybe it
as because the bill had been regular-
ly passed by the legislature. The
governor is required to give reasons
for vetoing a bill but there is no
law nor precedent that requires an
explanation for signing one. We
take the liberty of suggesting to
"Ma" that she give the traditional
The Wolf and the l.amb
Isaiah was not thinking about the
Ku Klux and the Knights of Colum-
bus when he wrote that the wolf
shall dwell with the lamb. But
down at Orange the public schools
are in bad financial condition, and
the current session must be cut
short unless funds are made avail-
able for the expense of the regular
nine months term. So the Ku Klux
Klan and the Knights of Columbus
are going to play a baseball game
next week, giving the proceeds to
the schools. In all probability a
Jewish rabbi will umpire the con-
test and a negro youth may serve
as a bat boy Who said there was
nothing new under the sun?-
FOR SALE—A good Jersey cow,
will be in fresh in a few days. L. N.
Riddle, Cotton Gin, Texas. 27-1
of selecting our officers makes it
easier for a demagogue to get in
than for a statesman to vene get a
Another good thing about the
straight and narrow patch is that it
doesn't need traffic cops.
dosen't need traffic cops —Snap
But if ths "broad way" crosses
the path you sure will need several j
traffic cops at the intersection.
With 250 contestants from 50
schools of Limestone county com-
ing, the Limestone County Inter-
scholastic Association annual meet
to be held in Mexia Friday and
Saturday is attracting more than
the usual interest, and fully 3,000
visitors are expected to Be in Mexia
for the two days.
Prof. C. A. Puckett, director gen-
eral of the meet, is rounding out
the program and promises the great-
est meeting of students the county
has ever seen.
Preliminary contests will be held
on Friday, with the main events on
Saturday. The program calls for
GO contests, which will be in every
phase of school work. Chief in-
terest is manifest in the declama-
tion contests and in the athletics.
Most schools will enter some kind
of athletic during the athletic meet
Saturday, which will be at the
Gusher baseball park.
Tennis will be held on Friday,
with the scene of the events at the
Magnolia Petroleum Company's
courts on Belknap street.
The high school auditorium and
class rooms will be used for the
spelling, declamation, music and
other contests, while the high school
cafeteria will be used to feed the
High schools and grammar schools
will be in the tests, and every stu-
dent will have a chance to excell in
at least one class.
Winners in every event in the
county meet will go to Hearne for
the district meet and winners there
go to Austin for the state meet.
School will be held as usual Fri-
day, with only those interested be-
ing dismissed for the early contests
Friday. Friday night will be a
busy one and all day Saturday will
be occupied with the programs.
Mail your subscrip-
tion to the Mexia Week-
ly Herald today, $1.00
per year, cash.
are the best this year we have
ever put out, bright, well matured,
high germination, tested sudan, $5.50,
B. G. and white wonder millet $5.00,
darto, hegari, feterlta $4.00, red-top
amber, orange, seeded, ribbon cane
$3.00, yellow and white mile, red
Radley's White Leghorn Chicken
One Mile Out of Mexia on Groesbeck Pike
Hatching f _ -
vijjj . • % % „. '-j
.... sw—, ■
We Always Have Them for Sale.
and white kaflr $3.85 per hundM* -
Freight paid Texas points Satisfae- .
tion guaranteed. PANHANDLE
SEED CO., Amarillo, Texas. 27-2
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AM OUERSTOCKEI) AND MUST SELL
R, G. McDonnell
211 North McKinney St., Old Airdojue Bldg.
let it go at thai.
As usual, platform demands re-
ceived little attention at the hands
of the legislature. But two bills
were enacted into law that could
'•just, because," and j be considered as responsive to plat-
form pledges. However, legislators
understand what weight attaches to
such commitments. They are not
the demands of the people but of a
small body representing the plat-
form committee which feels the
urge of saying something.—Denison
Did anybody really expect the
legislature to enact the platform
demands into law? Do they ever
expect such things?
As a matter of fact, as between
the president and the senate, the
people have more faith in and
sympathy for the president, and it
is strange they do not help him
more by reconstructing the personnel
of the senate and compel the refor-
mation of its tin dignity.—George
Bailey in Houston Post-Dispatch.
One reason is the modern manner
EASTER SALE 1
U A " T
H jg isa MI B ES
BEGINNING FRIDAY, MARCH 21th
—Come in and get your Easter Hat. You
will find many beautiful models from
which to make your selection.
Hats for Girls. Misses and Ladies
All Kinds of
Protect Your Farm Homes against
$3 PER $1,000
L K A B
$WM io $12.59 values jjj 7.95
$ 6,50 to $ 8.00 values | 5.45
I also carry a pretty line of Caps for lit-
tle boys from the ages of 1 to 7 years.
Also a pretty line of Caps for little girls
from the ages of 1 to 12 years.
Visit my shop while the sale is on.
MRS. C. 0. ANDERSON
City National Bank Bldg.
Values uo to $10.00
These are wonderful
Values — see them.
For sale by
THE STORE AHEAD"
Where Most People Trade in—
MEXIA - WORTHAM - GROESBECK - JEWETT - TEAGUE
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The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 27, 1925, newspaper, March 27, 1925; Mexia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth292460/m1/4/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.