The Granger News. (Granger, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1926 Page: 1 of 8
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The Granger News.!
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NEWSPAPERS AND |
J J. C. COUNCIL 1
By R A. Alford.
GRANGER, WILLIAMSON CO., TEXAS July 15, 1926.
VOL. XaX.1—No. 33
• Church of Christ Revival, July 16 to 25th
OIL BOOM EAST OF GRANGER
Notwithstanding the fact that at
differene times an effort has been
made east of Granger to bring in an
oil field and that thousands of dol-
lars have been expended in wild cat-
ting the determination on the part
Lynch Davidson of Houston, can-*
didate for governor, brought his cam-
paign to the home town of Governor
Miriam A. Ferguson last night and
pleaded with an audience estimated at
of the different companies to bring In i more than 3,000 to vote for the ad-
a field goes merrily on. The latest ministration of business affairs in a
attempt in search of the golden liquid business-like way when they go to
LYNCH DAVIDSON IS
HEARD IN TEMPLE
CECIL ANDERSON, VICTIM,
IN RAILROAD WRECK
PROBABILITY OF GAS
FOR TAYLOR SEEN
the polls July 24.
Davidson was irequently interrupt-
ed with applause throughout his
speech. He urged his audience to vote
for anybody but the Fergusons, but
argued that "the young attorney gen-
was made recently on the A. P. Wat-
son farm, located two or three hun-
dred yards east of the producing
■well on the Lola Brookshire land,
which was spudded in on June 3th.
It is reported that trouble was an-
ticipated on the Stewart well in plac- en»l is too light for the job."
ing the pump, the well is sanded and ^ The speaker was introduced
the casing will have to be set before Sparks McKay of Eddy.
the pump can be placed successfulyy. |
It is believed that this well will flow
from ten to sixty barrels per day.
Three wells have been drilled on this
tract and all of them have made good
showings, but for some reason «r
CLUB ELECTS OFFICERS
Thorndale, July 9.—The Thorndale
Luncheon Club held their second lun-
other they were nt properly brought cheon on Tuesday at noon of this
,week at the Commercial Hotel, with
twenty-one members present. A pla*e
puncheon was served promptly at 12
made good producers. In the other 0>cj0ck an(j following the repast per-
wells ..the casing was removed, but the j manent officers were elected to servo
hole was pumped full of mud and It ,for ensuing three months of July,
is believed that it can be made a good August and September as follows:
j Dr. R. A. Anderson, president.
Jones Clement 1st vice president.
V. F. Norris, 2nd vice president
' S. W. Scales, secretary-treasurer.
O. D. Graham, L. G. Butts and Fint
Thomas, entertainment committee
in. In two of them the casings have
been left and it is thought that with
a litle work they may be saved and
one with but little trouble. The field
is developing rapidly to say the least.
15,635 BALES SEEN
IN COTTON FORECAST
Washington, July 2.—A cotton crop
pf 15v635,000 equivalent 500-piound
bales this year is indicated by a con-
dition of 75.4 per cent of a normal
June 25 n the 48,898,000 acres then
in cultivation, the department of ag-
riculture today announced.
If developments during the remaln-
TO HEAT WILLIAMSON
COURT HOUSE WITH OIL'
Georgetown, July 7.—Arrangements
are under way to change the method
of heating the Williamson county
der of the season are unfavorable as court house at Georgetown, substltu-
during 1921, 1922 and 1923 a total ting oil for coal, which has been burn-
production of about 13,726,000 bales (ed in the furnace for steam heating
might be expected the department an- , the building.
nounced but if as favorable as during
1924 and 1925 about 16,294,000 bales
might be expected.
FARMERS TO MEET AT TEMPLE
Temple, Texas, July 12.—Arrange-
ments are being perfected for the
Bids for installing the apparatus
for burning oil were opened today at
a special session of the commission-
ers' court, five bids being submlttea.
The contract will be let in a few days,
after the court shall have had time to
further examine and consider the bids.
Auditor A. H. Hodges says that they
holding of the second annual Bell estimate the oil will be cheaper and its
County farmers' co-operative encamp- use will eliminate much extra work
ment at Buchanan Park, ten miles and trouble in the handling of coal
south of Temple, July 19 to 23. j and ashes in and out of the basement.
For Trade's Day, Wed. July 21st
49c imported fast color printed broadcloth, yd. 34c
Cecil Anderson, age 17, of Bartlett
was instantly killed last Thursday
afternoon when the fast Katy freight
No. 73, wrecked at a point near the
Tidwell switch between Granger and
Bartlett. Young Anderson was work-
ing with his father who is section for-
man, and at the time of his tragic
death, was walking alongside the
freight train to the water keg when |
seven cars of wheat wrecked in a
tumbled mass, catching him under-
Crews immediately went to work to I
clear the wreckage and to find the I
body. They worked all night until ;
7:30 the following morning before >
the body, mutilated beyond descrlp-1
tion, was found, which was under on«
of the largest cars of wheat.
The cause of the accident, it is said,
was a result of a broken journal on
one of the cars. The break in the
long train occured about the center,
with forty cars on one side and twen-
ty-seven on the other. About fifty
feet of track was torn up. The value
of the wheat is estimated at $12,000.
The dead boy is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mi-s. W. H. Ander-
son, and three brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at Bart-
lett at the First Methodist Church at
10 o'clock Saturday morning by Rev.
T. H. Burton, pastor of the Methodist
Church and interment was in the
Parties interested in considering the
installation of a gas plant here ad-
vised the Chamber of Commerce that
they would have to have certain data
before they could go into the matter
Starting Tuesday morning informa-
tion solicitors will be out after ttie
information desired. Among the data
desired is: The number of people In
the family, Number of roomers In
the house, number of the residents or
roomers if any, and who the owner of
the property is.
Answering these questions does not
obligate any one to be a gas consum-
er nor does it place any obligation on
any one in any other way according
to officials. The Chamber of Com-
merce has expressed the desire that
Taylor citizens all cooperate when cal-
led upon by the representative.
LYNCH DAVIDSON SPEAKS
MRS. VESTA KATHLYN FARMER
Subject—"Whose First Choice?"
Special Music—Deborah Pope.
Verse for the Week.
Scripture Lesson—Genesis 13:7-12.
Talk by Leader.
The Seeds of Kindness— Ruah
Poem "Others"—Janice Holbert.
BARBECUE AT PARMELE HOME
The News overlooked last week
mentoning the barbecue and reception
given on the lawn at the home of Mr.
J. J. Parmelc on July 1st at 5 p. m.
The occasion was in celebration of
the birthday of Mr. Parmele and he
invited quite a number of his friends,
both here and elsewhere, to share his |
pleasures with him. The event proved
to be most delightful to all who atten-
ded. His friends and admirers wish
for him many more years of usefut-
The remains of Mrs. Vesta Kath-
lyn Farmer, wife of E. L. Farmer of
Lewisville, Ark., following a long ill-
ness of that dreaded disease, tubercul-
osis, were shipped to Granger for in-
terment, funeral services being held
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Farmer was born on Septem-
ber 25th, 1898 and died at San An-
tonio on July 9th, 1926. Prior to her
marriage which occiired in Granger on
March 1st 1916, she was Miss Vesta
Call. She will be remembered as a
fine type f young womanhood, of gen-
ial disposition and won many friends
as a result of her pleasing person-
ality and loving ways. She was a
Christian being at the time of her
death ft Member of the Methodist
church and while in Granger was an
active member. Heaven is her reward.
Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon as above stated in the Me-
thodist church and were conducted by
Rev. R. J. LaPrade, pastor. There
were many to attend. Interment was
in Granger cemetery.
OLD-TIME BELL COUNTY
CITIZEN PASSES AWAY
Yard wide LL Brown Sheetinj?, medium weight,
will thicken in washing
NEW YORK LATEST SfYLE LADIES FELT HATS
Priced $2.45, $2.95, $3.95, $4.95
BIG DRESS SALE-
$19.75 to $22.50 Dresses I $12.75 to $15.00 Dresses
$12.95 I $7.95
THE BIGGEST DRESS BARGAINS
IN MANY YEARS
Hundreds of Big Money Saving Values await you—
Come and see for yourself
ST. LOUIS STORE
HIS VOTE AS 290,700
Bartlett, July 5.—W. M. C. Maples,
67, prominent old-time citizen of Bell
County died Friday at the home of
his daughter, Mrs.D. W. Tomlinson, in
Temple, after an illness of six months.
He is survived by two sons and thr%e
daughters: Joe Maples, Haskell; Lee
Maples, Fort Worth; Mrs. D. W. Tom-
linson, Temple; Mrs. Kittie Simpson,
San Angelo, and Mrs. G. C. Earnhert,
Dallas: three brothers, Doc and Egg
Maples of Little River and JacSc
Maples of Cameron. Funeral services
were held Saturday at the Little Flow
Cemetery, Rev. R. W. Lester conduct-
San Antonio, Texas, July 15.—
Speaking to a large crowd of voters
from surrounding counties who came
to attend the all Southwestern rally
here tonight, Lynch Davidson told his
audience two facts are already settled
in the present campaign—"first, Fer-
gusonism has been tossed into the dis.
card by the people as a thing un-
worthy of political consideration and,
second, Lynch Davidson will be you*
Davidson's statement came in con-
nection with his discussion of the re-
cently published tabulation by senator-
ial districts, complied by his campaign
manager and showing the vote that
will likely be received by each of the
three major candidates. He said that
so many revisions of former reports
have come to his headquartes in the
last week that he had been compelled
to revise the grand totals.
"According te the tabulation It
was shown that out of a toal of
70,000 votes, I would receive 290,701,
Dan Moody 239,200 and Mrs. Fer-
guson 142,300." Davison said. It
now appears that Mrs. F^rsuson's
[ *ote will be cut at least 25,000, leav-
ing her 117,300. Moody has likewise
lost not less than 10,000 votes, leav-
ing his total 229.200. Eighty per
cent of th**e **■•» getting o—
the Davidson bandwagon.
'"Hie of sentiment
I* elec*TTf*r'"»» HP* WfT»
f became a landslide before
| July 84."
GRANGER PICNIC IS
Hon. Lynch Davidson, candidate for
governor, the first to appear here,
since the opening of the campaign,
was given frequent applause through-
out his address which was conceded
by all, even supporters of other can-
didates to be of convincing power
and doubtless he was able to sway
or convince some that he was the
proper candidate to support,
j Davidson spoke before a crowd
I that filled the auditorium pf the
i Storrs Opera Hjouse, beginning at
12:30 o'clock. He was introduced by
jH. J. Fowler, a blacksmith, of Gran-
ger. Mr. Fowler declared Davidson
is here to tell you the truth, that you
may hear it straight from the shoul-
der," And, he added, "it is to be hop-
ed he will be elected Governor so well
have a great administration as in the
days of Jim Hogg." Applause follow-
j Declaring that the reins of govern-
! mental authority have been in the
, hands of lawyers too long already,
j Lynch Davidson speaking here Tues-
day afternoon in the interests of his
, candidacy for Governor, asserted that
! "the biggest trust in this country is
the lawyer's trust."
Davidson told his hearers that In
I the present campaign the "criminal
I lawyers are dined up with Ferguson"
i in the fight for the reelection of Gov-
ernor Miriam A. Ferguson and that
I "the great big corporation lawyers
are for Dan."
"Why," he said, "when I picked up
the paper this morning and saw the
list of speakers announced for Fergu-
son I just said to myself "well, Lynch
Davidson isn't in the lawyers' trust."
Why the biggest trust in the country
is the lawyer's trust. They've got
| a monopoly in running the Govern-
I ment. The fellow who has the most
!influence there gets the most' business
Monopoly for Yearn
"The lawyers have had a monopoly
on the government fbr years and
they've come mighty near running It
into the ground. Why, did you ever
see a lawyer who had any business
sense? I never did?" (A round of
hearty laughter gi'eetcd this sally.)
"Of course," Davidson amplified,
"I don't mean to talk about the law-
yers. They're good folks."
Returning to his declaration rela-
tive to the exertion of efforts by law-
yers in the present campaign, David-
"Now, here's Jim. He's a lawyer.
He calls himself a farmer, but he got
a job as a lawyer. And the criminal
lawyers are lined up with him in this
campaign. On the other hand, you'll
find every great big corporation law-
yer for Dan. Every now and then
you'll find a lawyer for Lynch. But
heis a patriot. He's not in the trust.
"If there ever was a case of the
tail wagging the dog, it's found in thts
situation. Five thousand lawyers tn
J;he State are leading you by the
The Church of Christ Revival
will begin in Granger rn Friday.
July 16 Aid will clot e Sunday
night. July 25. E. W. McMillan
has been engaged to do the
preaching and it will be his first
appearance in Granger. He comes
fuly prepared to deliver real gos-
pel messages. Great preparation
is being made for the revival and
a large attendance is expected.
The all day picnic at Fraink Zru-
bek's grove three miles west of Gran-
ger on Monday, July 12th was attend-
ed by perhaps 3,000 people. People
attended from all portions of the
county and the entire day was spent
enjoyably by all.
In the afternoon the time was de-
voted mainly to speech making and all
candidates were given a chance to ad-
dress the voters. Nearly all of the
coun'.y candidates made short talks,
who were follewed by state and con-
Speeches were made by Congress-
man Buchanan, and Mr. Hamilton,
who spoke in favor of the candicacy of
his father, Judge Jas. Hamilton;
Judge Richard Critz of Taylor for
Dan Moody, Method Pazdral of West
for Lynch Davidson and Frank Chudej
of Temple for "Ma" Ferguson.
Music was frilrnished during the day
by the Walburg Brass Band.
The Woman's Missionary Society of
the Methodist Church, will meet Mon-
day July 19, 1928,at 4 o'clock. Bible
study—"Books of Micah and Nahum,
Mrs. M. A. Pipkin, leader. Don't for-
get the change in our meetings for
the months of July and August, first
ana third Mr.ndoys.
All members are requested to be
present. Visitors are welcome.
Georgetown, Texas, July 9.—Of sin-
cere interest to their many friends
throughout the county and else-
where was the wedding of Miss
Winifred McLaughlin of Georgetown
to Rev. Louie D. Williams of Granger,
which was solemnized at the home of
the bride's parents in Georgetown at
4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
The simple and beautifully impres-
sive ring ceremony was performed
by Rev. R. J. LaPrade, pastor of the
First Methodist Chuvch at Granger.
| The hou was beautifully decorated
jwith cut flowers and a tasteful ar-
rangement of, ferns, pot, plants and
tall baskets of cut flowers formed a
lovely setting for the grouping of
| the wedding party.
As the soft strains of a violin solo
; floated out over the lovely scene, the
wedding party entered. The brides
! only attendant was her sister, Miss
Otha McLaughlin of Georgetown, who
[was becomingly attired in an after-
I noon frock of flowered georgette, with
accessories to match. The bride was
never more lovely than n her wedding
day. She wore a beautiful dress of
biege crepe, with accessories, and car-
iried a colonial bouquet of shasta
'daisies. The groom's beat man was
'Mr. Raymond Lindell of Georgetown.
I They both wore conventional business
| The bride is the accmplished daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. McLaugh-
lin She graduated from Granger
High School, where the romance' be-
gan, and has since attended Baylor
College at Belton and Southwestern
University. She has made a wonder-
ful success as a teacher, having taught
in Thorndale the past year.
The groom who is a young man of
sterling character, gives great prom-
ise of becoming a leader in the minis-
try, in which profession he has a»-
tively been engaged during the great-
er part of his college work. He re-
ceived his B. A. degree from South-
western the past June, and expects
to continue his education in Chicago.
Following the ceremony the guests
were served with iced fruit punch and
angel food cake while the bride chang-
ed her bridal dress for a traveling cos-
tume of tan crepe with a tailored coat
of georgette to match. They left Im-
mediately for Waco in their car, where
they will spend a few days, after
which they will be in Eastland where
the groom will be pastor of the First
Methodist Church this summer.
Out of town guests for the wedding
were: Mr. and Mrs. P. H. William.,
parents of the groom, and Misses
lOrene Fowler, Lonnie Marie Ball,
and Ola McLaughlin, sister of the
bride, all of Granger.
Thursday, July 22 the Friendship
Cemetery will be cleaned. Everyone
interested come and bring your din-
Mr. J. E. Bigon of Temple was here
W. M. 9. OF THt: BAPTIST
CHURCH TO SERVE DINNER
HULLS, $10.00 PER TON
MEAL $1.75 PER CWT.
Th<* ladies of the Woman's Mission-
ary Society of the Baptist Church
will serve dinner in tV* 1. O. O. F.
Building opposite Prank'a Gar*T* on
election day for the purpose of rais-
ing funds. All who can should aid
'n *his worthy und«>-taking and they
■"ill donht'Mi he given a good patron-
age on that day.
Owing to a shortage of FEED in this territory, we have made it
possible at this time te self at these prices.
Accidental Oil Mill
IRA N. HAIRS, Manager
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