The Granger News. (Granger, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 07, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 14, 1926 Page: 4 of 8
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THE GRANGER NEWS, GRANGER TEXAS, JANUARY 14, 192C
THE GRANGER NEWS
GEORGETOWN BAPTIST BREAK
GROUND FOR $35,000 CHURCH
«. A. ALFORD. Editor
Folfifi Adnnwaw RapraMnlaliv
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
A business man is inconsistent when
he allows his wife to shop in a neigh-
boring town. But it is being clone
in Granger, sad to say. He expects
his patrons to buy his wares and
would have to go out of business
without it, /but spends (his imoney
with a firm who never has or nevei
will spend a nickle with him. How
docs he expect his business to grow
or Granger to grow by such methods ?
During 1926 the News would like
to secure a live correspondent from
the various communities adjacent lo
Granger. They are entitled to repre-
sentation in these columns and would
be the means of doing a great deat
of good in a publicity way during the
new year. Stationery and stamps
will be furnished to all correspondents
upon request. Wo would like to hear
from those who are interested In the
matter. Report the happenings or
your respective communities. It is
time well spent.
At this time of the year the News
has to keep expenses down to make
ends meet. To do that it is neces-
sary to operate with the smallest
force possible. To do this, copy for
advertising should be prepared prom-
ptly in order that the work may be
distributed throughout the week.
When advertising copy is delayed, thin
is impossible, and a very great part
of the work issuing the paper must
be done the last two or three days
before press day. We shall appreciate
it very much if the advertisers will
favor us by preparing copy early.
GOOD RIDDANCE OF
We have a very poor opinion of a
man who will 4ive in a town, county
or state and knock it. We heard a
man knocking his town the other day;
he was riding around in a nice, new
auto, has a nice home to live in, and
severul years a«o when he landed here,
to our certain knowledge, he was flat
broke; now he is in good circumstances
—has a nice substantial business.
And yet we heard him say that a man
was a fool, and he was a fool, for
stopping here. Well, we could not help
from handing him one in this wise:
Why in the devil don't you move 7
Why do you stay here and knock the
town that has given you a good liv-
ing, permitting you to acumulate k
competence to live on? Now we let
our mind run along back down the
years, and in doing so, we got !.
line-up on this fellow, and to onr cer-
tain knowledge, we have never seet>
this man at a public meeting, never
saw him in a pass meeting which was
called for the advancement of the
town and county, never saw his name
on a public subscription list for any
civic enterprise whatever, land yiei
he lives here, makes a living here and
stands around and curses the town.
Now, ere we pass, we want to say thai
we have a perfect contempt for that
sort of a citizen. Furthermore, we
dont' believe in a boycott, as it is u
sign of cowardice and weakness to
boycott any man or faction, but suf-
fice it is to say if the other fellow
has what we want, we mean the fellow
that boosts for his town, we look
him up.—Albany News.
THE PRESS AND THE PULPIT
"A man camc into my office once
with u nice piece about his daughter's
wedding," says Ole Buck, in Harvard,
Nebraska, Courier. "I was glad to
get it and thanked him for it. Then
he asked me for some scraps of
colored paper for the children to play
with. I gave them to him. Then he
wanted a copy of last week'B paper.
I gave it to him. He then asked the
price of 500 envelopes. I told him.
He called me a dern robber and
said he would use a rubber stamp be-
fore he would be held up in such a
fashion. I knocked him in the head
with a poker and buried him in the
back yard and no one has ever missed
THE NEWS WISH FOR 1926
Better streets over the resident
section, preferably concrete.
A Retail Merchant's Association,
members of which will stick and co-
operate in every way possible for
a better Granger.
Better aontsructed churches with
a larger attendance.
A live Parents-Teachers Association
that will labor for the best interests
of our high, school.
A more determined effort on the
part of the citizenship to boost Gran-
ger every day in the year and that
every business man will cooperate
with his competitor across the street
to the end that this town will grow
in a business way.
Less town knockers—more home
More folks with a smile and a
heartly hand shake and none with a
Less town loafers and more work-
ers. A drone has never helped build
a town—it requires busy folks to ac-
complish things worth while.
More encouragement to the fire
boys who protect our property. Give
them plenty of equipment.
A brake on tho credit system.
More people to pay cash for what
they buy or do without it. The credit
habit is vrcrking lion es, making
some dishonest who would otherwise
go straight. A good slogan for every
body would be to pay their debts
through the system of paying'as they
go. A debt shirker is a very under-
sirablc fellow, but sad to say, very
popular with eome folks. 1
Less selfishness and more brother-
More people to trade at home. A
mighty good idea. You can't expect
any town to grow when money ts
pent to the mail order houses. Keep
the money at home whatever you do.
Up to a hundred years ago the pul-
pit was the press. Men gathered at
the church on Sundays not only to
pray but to learn some new thing,
to hear what had happened in the
world and to tell it, and to get com-
ment ont it, from the minister, who
represented history and science and I
political economy as well as God. But j
with the ripening df the nineteenth
century there came a great new social
force, journalism. And this force a*
once robbed the pulpit of half its
significance. It assumed the task of
keeping the people informed and oT
commenting authoratively on events.
This immense social power has come
to stay and to develop more and more
in the means it uses and the ends It
accomplishes. As a source of simple
information, of news—think of the
orce and meaning of the word—its
importance is (jreat. As an-intellec-
tual and moral and spiritual influ-
ence its importance is far greater. To
an extent we do not often realize the
mode of thought, the action, the whole
life of the average man are determin-
ed by his newspaper' and not by his
minister any more. As Longfellow
said, when the remark was far less
just than today, "This country is not
priest-ridden, but press-ridden."
The phases of this journalistis In-
fluence are to many to be compassed
in a brief editorial. But two of the
most important may be emphasized.
First, its impersonality. The minister
had a tremendous personal responsi-
bility for everything he taught. The
word of God walked the streets in
him daily and became a human thing.
Let us believe that most newspaper
editors would like to help righteous-
ness as far as it can be done without
hurting advertising. But the editor
is a creature of cloud and shadow.
Nothing that he teaches ever comes
home to him. He is not even the sou}
of his newspaper, which has no soul
but is a vast self-nourished machine,
moving by its own laws to its own
em ' like some mit'uej.' ,>f nature.
Another, greater ..inter of the
newspapers, as compared with the pul-
pit is that it does not put God into
our lives. Some o us believe that
of all the menifold needs that beset
our great American democracy—so
joyously and buoyantly ignorant of
them—the greatest and one of the
least realized is the need of God. In
our newspapers, which mold the live*
of men and women, God, as the pul-
pit knew Him, is excluded, by tacit
consent. This is a condition of things
which deserves more thought than we
can give it.—The Youth's Companion.
Georgetown, Jan. 12.—The Baptist
congregation, under the leadership of
their pastor, Rev. A. C. Gettys, "broke ,
dirt" for the erection of a new $35,000 i
church building early Monday morn-
ing, the ceremonies being attended
by a large contingent of their own j
members and numerous representa-
tives from other town churches and |
The choir of the Baptist church
opened the ceremonies by singing J
"Higher Ground." Rev. Gettys read
a brief scripture lesson 'beginning
"Here in this place I will give peace".
Dr. M. Hutton, aged former pastor J
of the Presbyterian church, offered
a brief invocation. Dr. J. N. Rent- |
fro, pastor of the Methodist church, '
spoke briefly, congratulating his !
neighbor church on the splendid \
move they are beginning, and hopes ot
full fruition of their plans and expec-
tations. F. E. Buckholz, president
of the Chamber of Commerce, made
a talk expressing with much effect
all that the church and school mean |
to a town, and the satisfaction the |
building of a splendid new Baptist [
church should be to all the citizenship
fylrs. George iW. Glasscock, who
donated the lot on which the new
church is to be erected, and a mem-
ber' of many years of the Baptist
organization, made a short talk ex-
pressing pleasure at the beginning
of the splendid building she had hoped
for so many years. Misses Sallie
and Julia Stubblefield, both members
of long standing, and Mrs. Martha
Suttles, aged 93 years, the oldest
member of the present organization,
all spoke briefly, expressing joy at
the beginning of a new house of wor-
Dr. Gettys gave a brief review of
the history of the Baptist church at
Georgetown. The first sermon ever
preached in Williamson county, he
said, was delivered by a Baptist, Rev.
R. H. Taliferro, at the residence of
Freeman Smalley near Georgetown
in 1847. Rev. Taliferro was the
father of Mrs. Lee M. Taylor oi
Georgetown. Later Rev. Taliferro
preached in the little church erected
in Georgetown, and the first Baptist
church organization was effected.
Later the present Baptist church was
built, and Mrs. Glasscock, Mrs. E. E.
Taylor and the Misses Stubblefield
are the only living members who
took active part in collecting funris
and otherwise assisting in the build-
ing of the Baptist church, now soon
to be given up for the new building.
The ladies assisted in the cere-
monies of the beginning of the new
church Monday. Mrs. Suttles, the
oldest members, assisted by Master
J. E. Logan, youngest member, drove
the first peg. Mrs. Glasscock, donor
of the land, assisted by Lucile Pierce,
turned the first shovel of dirt. In
closing the impressive servicc, Miss
Camilla Amerson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thos. Emerson, the first
young lady of Georgetown to pay her
building pledge in full, took the plow
and turned the first furrow for the
excavation, while Constable Henry
Purl drove the mules.
The contract for the new building^
was awarded to Griffith Lumber
Company of Georgetown, and active
work has begun which in the early
summer will result in one of the |
most beautiful and modern church i
buildings in Texas.
Every Qommunity is K^nown
by its Utilities
A stranger comes to town all he h*s to do
rr is to use his eyes and his intelligence to know
what kind of a town it is. If he finds modern electric
lights and abundant electric power, he know6 that here is
a wide-awake, prosperous, progressive community. If he
doesn't find these things, no amount of verbal "boosting"
is going to convince him that this town is a desirable
place in which to live and work and invest his money. For
he realizes that a prosperous, growing electric light and
power system means a presperous, growing community,
made up of broad minded, progressive citizens.
f* American public services are the envy of the
world, because it is here that the greatest progress has been
made in their development. Electric light and power,
electric transportation, the telephone and telegraph, in fact
all of the utility services except gas, originated in the minds
of inventive Americans. As general public servants they
have become every-day necessities of modern life. They
brighten and accelerate all social, commercial and industrial
Your Electric Lighting system is an invaluable
asset to your community, and as such it is regarded by every
thoughtful citizen. You are a partner in it. Keep it pros-
perous and expanding as you would any other business in
which you have an interest.
"Your Electric Servant"
Texas Power & Light Co.
5700 CARS ARE
REGISTERED IN COUNTY
Georgetown, Texas, Jan. 7.—Tax
collector Sam V. Stone reports that
up to January 5 he has registered a
total of 5,700 motor vehicles. Of the
resulting fees, the state gets $48,426-
.10 and the county's part is $20,975.18.
The registrations continue, but the
rush is past.
Collector Stone reports a total of
state and ad valorem and polls $42,-
205.88. Collections include funds as
follows: Ad valoron, county, $41,197-
.44; road special, $8,211.42; school dis-
trict, $9,432.25; polls $551. Total
county taxes collected, $59,392.11.
To date Collector Stone has issued
5,843 polls, and expects 14,000.
BUYS GARAGE BUSINESS
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. E. E. Blaylock is now owner
of the garage of W. R. Bogan, across
the street from the News, and he as-
sumed charge this week. Mr. Blaylock
needs no introduction as a mechanic
as he is well known here and doubtless
will render his customers efficient
service which he is capable of giving.
He has been employed at Taylor as
a mechanic for a year or more. In
addition to garage work he will carry
a line of accessories, gasoline, oil and
Must Serve Life Term for Killing Man
WHY DO YOU LAUGH?
Austin, Texas, Jan. 13.—Life sent-
ence of Alvin Townsley, convicted in
Williamson county in connection wltii
j slaying of C. W. Fields was affirmed
j today by the Court of Criminal Ap-
j peals. The killing took place October
I 17, 1924 at Georgetown, shortly after
[ a football game between Georgetown
! and Giddings high schools. Three
j year manslaughter sentence of Frank
j Collier, former mayor of Wichita
| Falls, also was affirmed. About a
month ago counsel for Collier told the
court Collier would accept sentence.
Collier was convicted of manslaughter
in connection with the killing of his
18-year old son-in-law at Wichita Falls
February 14, 1925.
JOHN MILLER FREE ON-
BONI) IN SLAYING CASK
Georgetown, Texas, Jan. 2.—John
Miller irave bond Saturday in the suin
of $7,000 and was released from the
county jail, where, he has been since
his trial here several weeks ago, when
he was convicted and given seven
years in the penitentiary for killing
Robert Schaeffer at Sealy three years
ago, Miller appealed his cape.
Foster Bell, convicted at the same
trial and given five years, accepted
the sentence at <mcn.
Why do people laugh ? You may
not know it but this is a very hard
question to answer. You, ot' course,
laugh when you are pleased; but, then
you also laugh when you are tickled.
You may laugh at another to show
your contempt for him. Yau may
laugh much more than others. When
you think of all this you wonder why
you laugh at all. You know that there
is a very intimate relation between
the body and the states of the mind.
There must be some reason why man,
the; only reasoning animal, is also the
only one that laughs.
Laughter is one of nature's methods
of holding the emotions in check ana
setting the energy going to waste in
the emotions at more useful work.
The old saying "Laugh and grow
fat", suggests that laughing is good
for us, though perhaps getting fat ts
not the best proof of it. But, it »s
true that we do derive benefit from
laughing. Happiness strengthens the
beat of the heart and deepens the |
breathing and increased heart ictlon ' D. G, McFadin of Dallas was here»
i insure-? that wo'e o*\*ren nas-53^ into i Tuesday.
, the blood, and that the blood is ear-
Examinations for second class ele-
mentary and high school teachers
certificates will be held in the office
bf, the county superintendent, Friday
and Saturday, February 5 and 6, be-
ginning each day at 8 a. m. Appli-
cants must register with the county
superintendent before January 20.
H. L. Egger, Co. Supt.
Mr. W. H. Roberson left this week
for his new ranch home near Lampas-
as which he recently acquired. The
News regrets to see Mr. Roberson
leave Granger. He is one of the out-
standing citizens of this section and
it is a distinct loss when a man of
his standing leaves us. However, we
wish him success wherever he may
We wish to express our heartfull
thanks and profound appreciation for
the assistance given and sympathy
shown us at the time of the sudden
death of our daughter and grand-
child. We especially thank Mr and
Mrs. J. H. Marable, of Temple, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Gardner of Grange/*"
and Mr. K. D. Whitley of Weir for
their assistance, also for the beauti-
ful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Page and
Pay your school taxes now befora
the rush. Penalty after January 31.
You will find me at Farmers State
M. C. COOKE,
Assessor and Collector
Granger Independent School District.
Report the name of your visitor to
ried more quickly to all parts of 'he
ROGFR BYRNE TO RUN
Children*!} Fatal Diseases
Worms and parasites in tlio in-
testines of children undermine
health and so weakens their vital-
ity that they arc unable to resist
I Smithvllle. Texas, Jan. 11—Ro"-er the diseases so fatal to child life.
i nvrno of ♦his citv has announced that The safe course is to give u few I
Taft Ranch Lands
With a perfect Bottom Season assured; with most of our lands up
and clean as a pin; with plenty of thoroughbred seed in hand to plant
our acreage, we have a wonderful prospect for a Bumper 1926 crop.
With Deep Water just around the comer, all speculation as to
even when, eliminated; with Big Business predicting for Corpus
i , thc greatest Port for agricultural products in the Nation.
With a Boom on the way, just as surely as time-everybody savs
its coming—your own subconscious mjnd tells you its coming—you
can even feel it coming. IT IS COMING.
rot^? Wi" happen in,San Patricio County if we make a Bumper
Cotton Crop this season? Let us ask you what will happen if we
just make a fairly good crop?
Corrlhrv, W'!' happen in San Patrici0 County. *hen the Port at
risti is opened and we can deliver our products by truck
in an hour to the docks that load if for the world's markets?
What will happen in San Patricio County, when the Boom corner
ringing with it the brains-energy and wealth of the whole country?
And, as a recapitulation, "picture in your mind, this great Cotton
producing area this wonderful climate-this greai Black Land Belt
I M n U as Gu,f Coast' shou,d a11 three become a reality-
should all happen at once." *
The question is, are you going to get yours now—of will you wait?
TaftJURanr,We llaVc °n thC market' 90me of the Wor,d famous
latt Ranch Farms. Some on the Highway, some off. These are
without doubt the most desirable property in this country. We also
fchit °"drelop'd unjs in "izcom" '""*»•»" «=«-■
liveable terms too. May we serve you.
Mr. W. EL Tomlinson of Belton wa? 1* wi" be « ^nd date for the Leg!a- doses of Whit e's Cream Vermifuge,
here on business Tuesday. (Intra* from this county in the coming It destroys and expels the worms
A r-imber vithout the slightest injury to the
iwvu cl.,1 ii • j. '<& ynrs ago Byrne served this county health or activity of the child.
Mrs. Francis Ftruhnll is sr«n<Pn«T . ... . tt •» . . , tj •
* few days at. th, home of Dr. and th" lo^er "** Pnce 85c.
Mrs. L. J. Struhall of Au.tin. | be bT * B' Alcxand«- the .
present msumbent. i
CDLEMAN-FULTON PASTURE CO
|" - Texas
Joseph F. Green,
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