The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 27, 1964 Page: 2 of 8
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THE ALBANY NEWS
The Albanv News
JOHN H. MeGAUCHET, Owner and PnbVdm
IWywJ E»«t Tbandajr
to tilt Pwt Office at Albany, Tessa*
aa gaeaad Claas Mail Matter,
ir from Alaanjr and Moran
jrear outside Shackelford Countjr
Portion rate en application
Notice* and claarified adt, 2c per word
♦ JUST i +
SELDOM HAS this mm Had a* good
• aoaaon in the ground aa at proaont. Farm-
era and ranchora art happy about tha moia-
tura, with mora than fire iachat of pre-
cipitation tinea Jan. 1.
Pro*pacts ara good for grain, and with
the windy month of March in the offing,
grain ia beginning to grow.
The (now lad Thursday night brought
mora moisture, and it all want in tha
ground. Albany had aa much aa thrae
inehas of anow, according lo some reports,
although a lot of tha snow melted aa it hit
the ground. t||
USUALLY SPRING IS IN TIIK AIR the last
week in February in Texas, but the continued
freezes and frosts have kept the buds bark.
March is the first spriiiff month, and we will
be having balmy weather most any time now,
with a few northers blowing in, threatening
fruit and vegetation when it starts (crowing.
THE NEWS received a clipping last
week from Mrs. J. W. Pritchard of Moran.
The clipping ia from the Seguin Enter-
price, written by her grandson, Otha Grish-
am, editor of the Enterprise. Local read-
era may be interested in reading Otha's
comments about the Moran bank robbery:
"Friday's newscasts reminded me of my
boyhood spent in the West Texas community
of Moran in Shackelford County. Moran was
a bustling oil town 40 years a/o, but has now
are out why the thieves went to the labor
and trouble of cutting through the heavy door,
because it was unlocked all the time and the
key was still in the door when the robbery
was discovered! I suppose that this just proves
that the folks in my old West Texas home- !
town are trusting souls.
"Robberies such as this pote a real problem
for our civilization. Apparently th'-re's no way
to stop them, and quite often the culprits are
never caught. Only a few weeks ago the Ci-
bolo Hank in Guadalupe County was knocked
off in much the same manner . . . and there's r1™"" T"" "'Wu "inwVe needs to fare state in the postwar years,
no report of likely solution for the crime. Dit- intents and purposes. The ap- spending. _ _ m lu„ .-.I u..» Marin wrecked theii
Our Political Economy
President Johnson's message*
to the nation and most of hi*
'it ready a program of frugali-
ty. If the federal government
must continue to be all thing*
i to all people, the outflow of
resources will be continuous.
We would like to *ee promisi««»
not of Utopia or even deficit
cuts, but no deficit# at all and
balanced budget*. This is e*-
aential to the long range wel-
fare of the nation.
off a* ha i* n*w.
Without doubt, the poor are
with us. Tha unfortunate and
needy must be helped, a thing
moat American* want to do
gladly. But the record of past
fedenU effort* along thia line,
in depre**ion day or even more
recently in Appalachia, n»i*e*
doubts whether the government
to the nation an«i most or ni* The federal government ha* I can win the war. jjl1®..
proposals have reflected Rood j become the very symbol of g went a ontAw.r reiir.
to for the Baenziger Supermarket robbery in
Seguin a few years ago.
Sometimes, though, bank robberies are
solved. Going back to my childhood, I recall K*™* politics. For example,
that Texas Bangers and other officer* did solve nj* '* Jerked
blamelessness of his
proposals is of course not un-
related to the realities in the
sprnuiMK. •—-m~ ---- ,
be recast before frugality and
economy can truly become eith-
er the administration's boast or
it* accomplishment. We have
but they nearly wrecked their
economy without achieving the
Utopia they sought.
A dramatic faat Mil
shouted in WadiingtM
i* that the percentage «f
family income below $>,Mt
dwindled steadily, front
35 percent in 1951 to S0 _
cent today. Famllle* with'
comes of $10,000
have risen fteadily, to*.
must not forget that thia i
of people, under a
tion that provide* tha
freedom* and encouragu*
enterpriser to dream and data,!
has already come closer to i
quering poverty than any
pie in the hiitory of tha warld'
mentioned the President's "war, j
one of the strangest bank robberies in Texas from »»*>- hi* opposition by|on poverty.
history. This va, the famed 'Santa Claus Hob- »" the headlines or, the new.ments are enough^cau* any
b-ry' of a bank in Cisco bark in the 1920V of public thrift. Particu-|emotional but «" "forr"^hu
This job was pulled at Christmastime, when this new economy mind- iranitanan to climb
_ .... &ilttAee aI «a/leAini«leniifi>
an expertly garbed 'Santo Claus' strolled into of th'' »dministration
the bank spreading rood cheer . . . then pulled ™rh" to1ward P°pilar feP,,n*'
a irun and a robbery, An I recall hearing my|Who ran 1 ,[ aifainnt raving the
elder* talk about It, there wnn *ome fihootinff ™on*y °* the taxpayers. And,
(I believe at least one person was killed), afM| wmulUneousljr, who can he
the robber got away, temporarily. *Ka,ml ending it to eliminate
"Not Ion? ago, perhaps as recent as last
Christmas, I read a small news account of an-
other .Santa Claus Bank Robbery in Texas.
This time the take was quite small, and 1 be- **l*nd.ture» (not ac
lieve the robber was soon caught. .tual spending) have received a
"The moral is simply that Santa Claus can't tcr^l"'e *la*ning, which is still
be trusted. But don't tell anyone—especially," . ""'^rent matter from
mv ,hil.lr,.n'" (balancing the budget. The cuts
Well, that is the way it looks.
The headlines are captured. Ks-
• 5" lm 5- 5-
SATURDAY IS A BONUS DAY for
February. Leap year brings February 29
day*, and a leap year is a year with 366
days, instead of 365. There has been a lot
of foolishness connected with leap year
ever since it was established in 1582 by
Pope Gregory XIII in an effort to keep
the seasons and the calendar together. At
one time Christmas was being observed in
the spring, as the earth's movements
around the sun kept gaining on the calen-
dar. Gregory's astrologers figured that if
we gained a day every four years, and
then didn't observe leap year the first year
of centuries, the calendar would keep
fairly even with the sun. Thus we have
Through the four centuries of the pres-
ent calendar, leap year has become a year
that gives the ladies a right to be aggres-
sive and go after husbands.
Well, anyway, that's tradition—and
maybe they don't have to wait until leap
ASTROXAI'TS, BLAST-OFF, time capsule,
moon shot—these words an- a'l part of our
space vocabulary. Our changing tim"s require
many different things, most of all the ability
to grow with the challenge presented by our
awesome scientific development.
Never before in the history of America has
our school system been o important! Never
jthat so easily made good im-
j pression* are really only paper
But the reality ahead will be
billions in spending, unbalanc-
ed budgets, and soaring nation-
Th* Do-AII Schema*
The poverty elimination pro-
grams of Mr. Johnson once
again, as In the I930'», seek to
impress the public with the all-
powerful, curative and remedial
virtues of the strong central
government. It is as if nothing
had ever b<>en accomplished in
this area except for the alpha-
bet agencies of Washington.
I The assumption is that only the
projections that may never be- bj||jonj, „f „ borrowing, debt-
come r-alities. These are rj(Mpn K0Vernment can bring
promises; we wait with more hou%ing jobs, health, education
interest the performance. Be- _an(1 eHmjnaU» poverty. These
duction of real expenses is ™Iitifll, do.a|, themes work
worthy of the widest support, no bpU(ir in thc Lr s. than in
and we find it hard to reject the p|anning in other
even the promises of economy. countries.
V,, only remember that prom-, 0np<? jt wa„ ..onP.thircl of the
ises like this have been few, natjon j|N<-lothed> j||-housed
but performances have been in- af)d „ nov, jt ,, ..war on
deed rare. poverty." If Congress can be
What of Policies? persuaded to appropriate the
There is plenty of room for money (borrowed), everyone
question, however, whether thc can join the battle. But from
| promises ever can come to fru- now until next November, the
'ition under the present policies, "poor" public, which may have
After all, the $7!i.!) billion bud- 20 to 30 million votes in it dc-
get estimates (final figures pending on how you measure
won't be available until after thc poor voter, will be the sub-
the election) is still some $10 ject of discussion and debate,
billion more than was spent five We just hope he, the voter,
years ago. One wonders if it comes out of it all as well
MEN FROM TIE A(l
Are you looking for the BSi
fulfill your military obligationt
Have you thought about joining your local Nl
The Unit offers extra income, retirement benefit^
training in a READY Army National Guard Unit,
an opportunity to continue your education or canar,
Schools and special training are available for:
artillery, clerks, mechanics, supply, and motor
4-6 months of active duty are required.
Ambitious and intelligent young men can becomt <
16 months in the National Guard.
An enlisted man can make from $208 to $1,060
member of the Guard, and only 12 hours a month are l
See Sergeant Lee at the National Guard
in Breckenridge for full details.
dwindled to a imputation of 100. But the Mo- has such emphasi beon placed on the develop-
ran National Bank is still there—-and a bank
robbery put the old hometown bark on the map
"As usual the wire service radio news re-
ports were skimpy . . . but, I searched Sat-
urday's daily newspapers, anil finally found
the story in the Houston Post. As it turned
out, this bank robbery had an odd twist and
made a pretty good Associated Press story.
"Here's the report: 'Safe robbers wearily
cut through the unlocked door of the Moran
National Hank vault early Friday and carted
away *l,27!t in change. The key to tin vault
was still in the door.' It is estimated that the
loot weighed 200 pounds . . . and certainly no
banker likes to lose $1,270. Hut, the robbers
failed in their attempt to crack open the main
Mife at the bank which contained a rr|.orted
$28,000 in cash and negotiable securities.
"Bank officials are still scratching their
beads over the stransre theft. They can't fig-
men' of projects which were unheard of ten |
We, as Texans, have always been proud of;
our public schools.
Today, the public school system is fared
with its greatest and most important challenge j
For our schools must produce the scientists
the engineers—the physicists—the a tronau'
who will blast off to chart new courses toward
an unbelievable future.
Our T»xas public schools can meet the chal-
lenge, if they get the interest and support they j
reouire and deserve. You can help by vi-itinpl
the local school during the 1 -Ith annual Texas'
Public Schools Week, March 2C>. Learn what
your school is teaching and how. Find out
what their needs are and what goals they are
striving to reach.
You'll find .it is an education for you and a
vitally important contribution to your com-
munity and to our children's future.
This is an old W. C. Fields red one. And when it came to Boots should be cleaned before
story—of his own creation on brains, he understood the word storage, filled with a paper
why he looked as he did. When to be trains, so he asked for a stuffing and hung in a cool, dry
the ears were passed out, he slow one.
thought they said beers, so he 0
asked for big one. When noses ™ . ... ,
" .• ne worst thing that can hap-
were called, he thought they pOII t() your boots is to be sub-
said roses, so he asked for a jected to improper storage.
place. This allows a complete
circulation of air from all sides
of the boots.—-Sports Afield
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