The Schulenburg Sticker (Schulenburg, Tex.), Vol. 66, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 18, 1960 Page: 1 of 10
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THE SCHULENBURG STICKER
VOL. LXVI—NO. 30—66th YEAR—ESTABLISHED 1893 SCHULENBURG, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS—THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1960
THREP MAIN SPEAKERS
Annual Brotherhood Meeting Held
Tuesday Night at Temple Israel
The Annual Brotherhood meet-
ing under the guidance of the con-
gregation of Temple Israel was
held Tuesday night, February 16
at 8 o'clock at Temple Israel.
The three guest speakers on
the program were Rabbi Moshe
Cahana of Temple Brith Shalom
in Houston, Rev. Calvin Sachers of
St. John's Parish in Columbus and
Rev. Harry Mazurkiewiecz, pas-
ktor at Sacred Heart Catholic
hurch in La Grange.
Master of ceremonies was Louis
Waldvogel of Columbus, president.
Also appearing on the program
were Mrs. Festus Carroll of Wei-
mar and Mrs. Leslie Lippman of
this city who rendered several se-
lections and were accompanied on
the organ by Miss Jeanette Alex-
ander of La Grange.
A large attendance from this
area was present at this annual
Brotherhood session which brings
together people of all faiths.
A reception was held after the
I Seen And Heard
By Mrs. Florence Bosl
The following ad appeared in
I the classified section of a Corpus
Christ! newspaper. "Wanted: A
I man to work eight hours for one
| who didn't."
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Ulcers: Things you get from
[mountain-climbing ower molehills.
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The last straw—A letter prized
I very highly by Senator Estes Ke-
[fauver came from a constituent
| in the backwoods of Tennessee.
I "You have brought us such pros-
perity," it read, "that we have
■bought a TV set, an electric refri-
Igerator and an air conditioner. Now
Iwe'd like one more slight favor
Ifrom you. Can you help us get
|electricity in our village so we can
use these articles?"
• » »
Frenchmen must turn in 100
(tired, old francs for one of the
Inew, "hard" francs that again,
|after 40 years, is up to par—20
cents. We are at the halfway point
[in our inflation and would have to
?ive two present dollars for one
|100 cent dollar of 20 years ago.
/here will we be in 1980? The
Ithought should jolt us.
Leo Wick to Exhibit
Sheep at Annual
Houston Stock Show
Leo Wick, local FFA member,
will leave Monday for the Hous-
ton Fat Stock Show. He will ex-
hibit five Dorset breeding sheep
and one Southdown ram. Leo will
be the only Schulenburg FFA boy
to exhibit in the open sheep show.
The remainder of the local FFA
boys will leave February 28, and
all will compete in the Junior
Show. Leo will also exhibit his
sheep in the Junior Show of the
Houston Fat Stock Show.
Wick acquired some top quality
Dorset sheep from a breeder in
Enid, Oklahoma last summer, and
prospects are that he will win top
honors at the Houston Fat Stock
Seven Area Scouts
Awards February 14
Seven Scouts from this area
were among the 116 boys receiv-
ing the Ad Altare Dei Award in
historic San Fernando Cathedral
on February 14. Msgr. Anthony F.
Drozd of Weimar made the pres-
entation for the entire San Antonio
archdiocese in the name of Arch-
bishop Lucey who could not be
The award is given to those who
complete three steps of require-
ments in the Christian Spirit,
Church Participation and Chris-
tianity in Action.
Those receiving the awards were
Ralph Alfons Schmidt, Alton Frank
Christ, Hugo Hollas Francis Rip-
per, Roman Joseph Ripper, Fran-
kie Wick and Hiliarion Winkler of
the High Hill Parish. Attending
the presentation were Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Dittrich, Mr. and Mrs.
Alvin Winkler and Mr. and Mrs.'
It. & J, % ' 1
SCHULENBURG VOLUNTEER FIREMEN are busily engaged in extinguishing the
fire which heavily damaged the upper story of the John Horak residence in
Schulenburg last Thursday morning.
Herzik Studio Photo
Fire Of Unknown Origin Damages
John Horak Residence On Thursday
NINE INCHES HERE
Unusual Weather Brings Record Snow
Fall To Schulenburg Area On Friday
Schulenburg and the surrounding
communities were covered with, a
beautiful blanket of snow Friday
morning with the flakes beginning
at fall about 7:45 and continuing
to come down until the early part
of the afternoon. Approximately
nine inches fell in Schulenburg.
The Bishop Forest High School
and St. Rose Parochial School
Fire of unknown origin caused
considerable damage in the upper
story of the John Horak residence
in Schulenburg last Thursday
morning. The Schulenburg Volun-
For February 22
The Annual Jaycee Mexican
Supper will be held on Monday,
February 22 at the K. of C. Home
starting at 6 p.m.
A complete line of Mexican food
will be served and proceeds from
the project will be used for the
benefit of the youth of the Schul-
M/Sgt. and Mrs. Eugene Shimek
and family of San Antonio spent
the weekend here with relatives
and friends. While here they helped
Roslyn Ann Knape celebrate her
Thomas E. Billimek
Is Recipient Of
Ad Altare Dei Medal
Thomas E. Billimek, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ewald P. Billimek of
San Antonio and grandson of Mrs.
Mary Haverda of Shiner and Mr.
and Mrs. Paul J. Billimek of
Schulenburg received the Ad Al-
tare Dei medal awarded by Rt.
Rev. A. F. Drozd of Weimar at
the San Fernando Cathedral on
Sunday, February 14.
Thomas was the only boy from
Troop 11 of St. John's Berchman's
Parish in San Antonio to receive
teer Fire Department answered
the call about 10:15 a.m. after Roy
Bucek Jr. had turned in the alarm.
When the firemen arrived a
great amount of fire, heat and
smoke was in the top floor. The
firemen battled the blaze for about
an hour before it was brought
under control. Due to the splendid
work of the firemen the damage
was confined to the eastern part
of the upper story.
Clothing, bedding and furniture
were destroyed upstairs but ac-
cording to Fire Chief I. W. Speck-
els there was little damage to the
lower portion of the house or its
contents. There was no insurance
carried on the house or its de-
Schulenburg; Assessed $1,030 Quota
For 1060 Annual Red Cross Campaign
Fayette County American Red
Cross chairmen met at the Bon
Ton Cafe in La Grange Monday
night, February 8 to make plans
for the annual county drive which
opens in March. A $3,060 quota
for I960 was announced for the
Schulenburg was assessed a
quota of $1,030, La Grange $1,330,
ragic Fire Causes Death Of Woman
Miss Laura Lillie Fiedler of 214
outh Main St. in Schulenburg
buffered severe burns on her en-
lire body last Friday about noon
Ind was rushed to the Youens Hos-
pital in Weimar where she passed
tway Sunday afternoon, February
|4, about 5 p.m.
Miss Fiedler was standing in
front of a gas heater when the
rayette Dairy Ass'n. ,
itc on February 18
The Fayette County Dairy As-
lociation will meet Thursday night,
Tebruary 18 at 8 p.m. in the Fay-
Itte County Ag Building at La
Ray Smith of Houston, manager
the South Texas Producers As-
ciation, will speak on "Penicil-
In Tests on Milk" and other top-
ps of interest to dairymen.
All local dairymen are invited
urged to attend this meeting,
will be served.
duster she was wearing acciden-
tally caught on fire. Miss Leona
Gabler, who has been staying with
Miss Fiedler, ripped the flaming
clothing from her body and in do-
ing so badly burned her hands.
Miss Fiedler suffered burns on
eighty percent of her body.
Funeral services were held from
the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral
Chapel February 16 at 3 p.m. with
burial in the Old High Hill Ceme-
tery. Rev. F. J. Mehrtens of St.
Paul Church officiated at the last
Pallbearers were Allen and
Floyd Fiedler, Ewald, Wilbert and
Verner Dieringer and Emil Roeder.
Miss Fiedler was bora on July
8, 1906, at High Hill a3 the daugh-
ter of the late Charlie and The-
resa Fiedler. At the time of her
death she had reached the age of
53 years, seven months and six
(Survivors are three sisters, Mrs.
E. K. Deterling Sr., Miss Selma
:riday Is Final Day for Releasing
ind Requesting Cotton Acres in County
IERE & THERE
»irl for Jancas
| Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Janca of
gnado are the proud parents of
I daughter, Patricia Ann, born on
Vbruary 10 at the Ganado bos-
si. She weighed seven pounds
and one half counces and is
tied by a sister, Rose Marie,
ents are Mr. and Mrs.
olph Novak of Schulenburg for
eighth time and Mr. and Mrs.
Janca Sr. of Hallettsville for
thirteenth time, i
sponsors were Mr.
Mr*. Thomas M. Grahmann of
Cotton farmers in Fayette Coun
ty are reminded that Friday, Feb-
ruary 19 is definitely the last day
on which they may release excess
acreage allotments for re-distribu-
tion and also for requesting addi-
tional cotton acreage.
An organization, which has
long been interested and has
fought strongly for the survival of
the small farmer in the cotton
growing business, the OCBA, this
week again entesed its plea that
growers release every single acre
they don't intend to plant in order
to preserve allotment history for
Cotton acres that farmers do
not plan to plant in 1960 will be
accepted by the county ASC com-
mittee through the close of busi-
A total of 3,235.4 acres have
been released by Fayette cotton
farmers and other farmers have
requested an additional 4,924 acres.
T. Fiedler and Mrs. Mary Dierin-
ger and three brothers, Abdon,
Charlie and George Fiedler.
Shelton Wagner was program
chairman at the Monday session
of the Rotary Club. He presented
Elmo Meyer, FFA advisor at
Schulenburg High School, who in
turn presented the following group
of FFA students: Joe Pauler, No-
lan Bruns, Donnie Henderson,
Kenneth Berger, Edwin Kainer
and Lloyd Jones.
The group presented a model
meeting demonstrating the most
frequent adopted form of parlia-
mentaiy procedure, the Robert's
Rules of Order, which was highly
enjoyed by the Rotarians. i
John D. Allen of Brownwood
was a visiting Rotarian and Mor-
ris Wunderlich of Brenham was a
At the previous meeting the
following Rotarians and guests
were present: Rev. E. May of
Martindale, Norman Roberts of
Columbus, W. J. Bludworth of
Flatonia, Edward T. Schelpzand of
Saussenheim, Holland and Jake
Fritsch. Mr. Schelpzand addressed
the group briefly.
Sorry You're Sick ...
Mrs. J. A. Cernosek of Am-
mannsville is a patient in the You-
Mrs. Anton Cernoch Sr. of Am-
mannsville is reported a patient
in the Youens Hospital.
John F. Novak of Flatonia is a
patient in the Youens Hospital.
Mrs. Rudolph Ripper had the
misfortune of falling on the ice
last Friday and breaking her right
Mrs. Mary Schilhab of St. John,
age 88, has been seriously ill at
her home but at this writing is
reported improving nicely.
Miss Annie Hilscher is confined
to bed at her home.
Roy Christ underwent surgery
in the Youens Hospital last Tues-
day. He has returned home and is
Mrs. Betty Genzer submitted to
an appendectomy in the Youens
Adolph Barta underwent eye
surgery last Thursday at the Co-
lumbus Hospital. At this writing
he has returned home and is re-
ported doing fairly well.
Flatonia $600, Fayetteville $75 and
H. N. Schwartz of this city,
chapter vice-chairman, along with
G. A. Koenig and Mrs. T. J.
Flournoy of La Grange are the
members of the nominating com-
mittee which will name a new
Mr. M. J. Pilat
Mr. M. J. Pilat, age 77 years,
passed away Wednesday morning
in Weimar. He is well known in
Schulenburg as he was a phar-
macist for the Dr. Peters' Drug
Store for many years.
Funeral arrangements have not
been completed as we go to press.
Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar
will be in charge of the services.
Mass Veterans Meet
At El Campo Is
Postponed to Feb. 26
Due to the severe snowstorm of
Friday, February 12, the veterans
mass meeting scheduled for that
date at El Campo American Le-
gion Hall was postponed to Friday,
February 26, at 7:30 p.m.
All veterans of this coastal area
and adjoining counties, their wives
and widows are again invited and
urged to attend to hear a detailed
explanation of the new pension
law effective July 1.
The meeting is being conducted
by representatives of the Veterans
Administration from Houston with
the cooperation of the American
Legion Post of El Campo and all
veterans organizations and County
Service Officers of this 9-county
The purpose of the meeting is
ground work for the most effective
service to veterans and dependents
in administration of the new pen-
sion law. Those who are well in-
formed on its provisions will be
better able to make a choice of
the new or old law in the best
interest for their future welfare.
This meeting at EI Campo Feb-
ruary 26 will be the only meeting
of this type in this area so all
veterans and dependents are urged
to attend and most particularly all
closed school about 9:30 a.m. to
allow the school buses to take the
children home before the roads
became inpassable. The Schulen-
burg High School and elementary
classes were dismissed at 2 p.m.
The Schulenburg area had a
light snowfall on the same day in
1958 but many residents had never
seen as much snow as was recorded
Youngsters and grown-ups alike
took advantage of the snow cov-
ered grounds and engaged in build-
ing snowmen and having snowball
Traffic on Highway 90 between
Schulenburg and Weimar was in-
terrupted for several hours when
a large truck jack-knifed and
about 200 cars were stalled in
line. Patrolmen routed Highway 90
traffic through Hallettsville.
Long distance service was inter-
rupted when numerous telephone
and electric posts were broken
down along with the wires. Elec-
tric power was out in Schulenburg
approximately four hours with
short interruptions during the af-
Weimar reported 7 inches of
New Street Markers
Erected Last Week
New street markers were erect-
ed on all streets and avenues in
Schulenburg last week.
Mr. and Mrs. George Rybak and
daughters of Houston visited here
with Mr. and Mrs. Willie Rybak
and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkler
over the weekend.
City Election Slated
Here for April 5
An election will be held in the
City of Schulenburg on Tuesday,
April 5, for the purpose of elect-
ing three aldermen, each for a
term of two years.
The terms of office expire for
I. W. Speckels, Charlie Guenther
and V. V. Hajovsky.
The election will be held at the
Multi-Purpose Room at the City
Hall and Emil Schulz will be the
presiding judge and will choose his
own clerks. The polls will open
at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
Candidates must file their ap-
plications at the City Office thirty
days before April S, 1960.
Lighted Baseball Field to Become
Reality for Schulenburg Community
The Junior Chamber of Com-
merce is in the process of pushing
forward a community project that
has been talked about, thought
about and wished about for the
past ten or twelve years—a lighted
baseball field that will accommo-
date Little League and Babe Ruth
League baseball as well as Softball
President Ben Sustr appointed a
committee to investigate the pos-
sibilities of this project several
months ago. Since being appointed,
this committee, Glenn Bland, Shel-
ton Wagner, Erwin Pavlik and
Daniel Schroeder, have gone about
their duties quietly but earnestly
and compiled data that was turned
over to the Jaycees at their last
regular meeting. Enough informa-
tion has been gathered to show
(Continued on back page)
7/ie OUL limm
"After saying our prayers,
we ought to do something to
make them come true."
LEST WE FORGET
W L.ie 3r
George Had a Different Problem
When George Washington was President he had a
problem that he wouldn't have today. He headed a group
of, states and citizens who were so independent they were
downright unruly. Under his leadership they had thrown
off an oppressive government, and most of them were
perfectly happy to tend to their owoi affairs with no help
or interference from the new U.S. government.
Washington and several of his successors had to work
long and hard to persuade those early Americans to give
up a few local rights and powers in order to strengthen
the infant nation.
Many of today's descendents of those rugged indepen-
dents are willing enough to turn over local rights and
powers to the federal government—if it will take over
their local problems. They accept high taxes as a matter
of course. But in exchange they seem to expect that fed-
eral bureaucrats will somehow magically see that every-
one has a good job, good pay, good homes, good roads,
good education, good health and carefree old age.
Washington's problem was to get the people to sup-
port the government. We doubt if it ever crossed hig
mind that a day might come when the people would ex-
pect the government to support them.
Last Rites Held Feb. 16
For Joseph Sternadel
Funeral services for Joseph
Sternadel of Schulenburg were
held from the Schwenke-Baumgar-
ten Funeral Chapel Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 16 at 8:45 a.m. with con-
tinued services at the St. Rose
Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Rev.
Eustace Hermes officiated at the
Requiem Mass and last rites and
burial was in the St. Rose Catholic
Pallbearers were Leo, Erwin and
Clarence Sternadel, A. J. and Er-
win Kalich and Johnnie Shimek.
Mr. Sternadel, who had reached
the age of 70 years, five months
and seventeen days, was born on
August 28, 1890 at Moravia as
the son of the late Mathis and
Theresia Sternadel. On March 7,
1917 he was united in marriage
to Jossie Zacek at the St. Rose
Catholic Church. He was engaged
in farming all his life and lived
in the county for sixty years. He
was a member of the St. Rose
Catholic Church. Mr. Sternadel
passed away February 14 in the
Youens Hospital after an illness
of two weeks.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs.
Jossie Sternadel of Schulenburg;
a son, Herbert Sternadel of Wei-
mar; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Shim-
ek of Schulenburg and Mrs. Mollie
Click of California; three bro-
thers, Frank Sternadel of St. John,
Ernest Sternadel of Engle and
John Sternadel of Yoakum and
A sister, Mrs. Mary Kalich and
a brother, Louis Sternadel, pre-
ceded him in death.
snow, Hallettsville 11, Ellinger 11
and other town reported varying
Along with the serious incidents
relating to the unusual weather
an interesting highlight happened
late Friday afternoon when Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Kusey, 1958 C. of
C. Outstanding Citizens Award
winners, were seen hitchhiking
home on Highway 90 east after
being snowbound at their farm on
the Weimar road!
C. of C. Holiday
The I960 Holiday Calendar, sug-
gested and prepared by the Cham-
ber of Commerce, has been ac-
cepted by the business places in
Schulenburg and the following
holidays will be observed.
Friday, April 15—Good Friday.
Monday, May ,*!0—Memorial Day.
Monday, July 4—Independence
Monday, September 5 — Labor
Friday, November 11—Veterans
Thursday, November 24—
Monday, December 26—Christ-
Monday, January 2, 1961—New
With Supper Tuesday
The Schulenburg Volunteer Fire-
men entertained their wives, hon-
orary firemen and members of the
city council with a supper served
Tuesday night, February 16 at
7:30 at the Knights of Columbus
The Altar Society prepared the
delicious baked ham supper with
the trimmings. After the meal the
guests were introduced.
Among the guests in attendance
were Mr. Gene Sanders and Mr.
Bailey with the Fire Insurance
Division of the State Insurance
Commission from Austin. Visit-
ing firemen and their wives were
present from Weimar, La Grange
and Hallettsville. Approximately
140 guests attended the supper.
/Mr. and Mrs. Cashe Hughes of
Florence, Wisconsin are visiting
with friends in Schulenburg.
To Be in Schulenburg
February 22 Thru 26
Gilbert H. Eck, tax assessor-col-
lector for Fayette County, will be
in Schulenburg February 22
through February 26 for the pur-
pose of assessing property for
State and County taxes and also
registering cars and trucks.
He will be located at the Schul-
enburg City Office on each of the
above days from 9 a.m. until 3
The time for assessing will ex-
pire on April 30, 1960 and you are
urged to assess your property and
claim Homestead Exemption from
State tax. Homestead exemption
is not allowed on property that
is not assessed. When you register
your car or truck be sure to bring
your 1959 license receipt and cer-
tificate of title.
F. I. Dahlberg And
Doyle Moore Will
Judge Livestock Show
Judges have been selected by the
local FFA members for their 26th
annual Schulenburg FFA Livestock
Show March 21-22. The 140 ani-
mals to be exhibited will be placed
and champions will be selected.
Mr. F. I. Dahlberg of Texas A
and M College will judge all the
livestock except the dairy cattle.
Mr. Doyle Moore, county agent of
Colorado County, will judge the-
dairy stock. Both of these mere
have judged several of the past
shows and they judge many shows
over the State each year. This
year there will be a separate judge
for the Jaycee Showmanship Con-
test. He will be Robert Moore, vo-
cational agriculture teacher of
Banks Closed Monday
The First National Bank and
the Farmers State Bank of Schul-
enburg will both be closed Mon-
day, February 22 in observance of
George Washington's birthday.
Mrs. Henry J. Meyer has re-
turned home from visiting with
relatives in Austin.
Fayette County Pecan Association
Urges Complete Orchard Clean-Up
Prospective members of the Fay-
ette County Pecan Association
have asked the county agent to
write a series of newspaper arti-
cles on pecan orchard manage-
ment. Pecan orchard clean-up is
to be the topic of the first article.
By pecan orchard clean-up we
mean the removal of all trees and
brush other than pecan trees. In
many cases it also involves the
removal of weak and unproductive
It has been proven that pecan
production can be more than dou-
bled by simply keeping all com-
peting trees and brush away from
pecan trees. The producer can also
take advantage of other manage-
ment practices. These include: 1.
The mowing of weeds and grass
during the summer growing
months; 2. Increased air and sun-
light around trees, thus eliminat-
ing some insect problems; 3. In-
crease grass growth for cattle
grazing; 4. Gives the grower an
opportunity to apply sprays for
insect control; 6. Increases the ap-
pearance and value of the orchard.
None of the above mentioned
can be accomplished unless we
clean up our orchards. Pecan or-
liard clean-up is the basic funda-
mental to increase pecan produc-
tion here in Fayette County.
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