The Schulenburg Sticker (Schulenburg, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, October 23, 1936 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SCHULENBURG STICKER
SCHULENBURG, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY OCT, 23rd„ 1936.
Here and There
It looks as though, the Texas
Legislature is having a hard job
in trying to raise taxes with which
to pay the pensions of the people
who at present qualify under our
state rules. Senator Clint Small of
Amarillo proposed a plan under
which only the needy people will
receive help and placing the pay-
ments under the board of control.
Tnder the new plan it is estimat-
ed that the cost would be cut to
about $7,000,00 while under the
present set up it would cost two
times that much. The Amendment
the Senate by a vote of
*us other plans and amend-
been considered but one
sy have been eliminated
definite means of rais-
has passed at the time
Ts being written.
Mrs. A. B. Jordan Suc-
cumbs to Injuries Re-
ceived in Car Wreck
The entrie populace of our city
was shocked at the reports re-
ceived here this week of the sudden
death of Mrs. Annie B. Jordan, be-
loved resident of Schulenburg,
which occured in Denver, Colorado,
on Sunday afternoon, October 18.
Schulenburg was a busy place Mrs. Jordan succumbed to in-
Monday when almost every farmer; juries received in an automobile
Checks amounting to almost one
and one-half million dollars were
mailed out to those on pension rolls
for the month of October. In the
minds of those people who study
tax problems it is easy to see that
this expense cannot be continued,
unless additional taxes are imposed.
Texas is paying out more money
for pensions than any state in the
anion and the population of Texas
is not near as great as that of
many of the other states. There
is going to be much disappointment
among the people when they are
removed from the pension rolls.
Some will be taken from the pen-
sion rolls and otters will be ad-
ded. There are some people in this
immediate vicinity who qualify
for pensions under the present set-
up but have received no pensions
to date. They cannot understand
why their neighbors are getting
checks when they are as well qual-
ified as their neighbor. It takes
some time to straighten out all
the details of a situation that is
as large as the pension question.
"Within a few months all of the
pension questions should be settled
and we will know who is going to
get help and who is not.
The presidential election that
will be held next month is getting
hotter and hotter as the days go
by. The Straw Vote recently con-
ducted by the Literary Digest
Magazine show that Landon
would get about 1% votes to
Roosevelt's 1. Other straw votes
Show that Roosevelt will carry
about 30 out of 48 states, so
we can see it is hard to reach any
conclusion from this method of
trying to find out how the general
public will vote in the election.
Gamblers are still offering 3 to 1
odds on Roosevelt, which is long
odds and most of the time the big
gamblers know that they are hold-
ing the upper hand otherwise they
do not stick their money in the pot.
living in this section of Fayette
County came to town to get his
check for his part of the cotton
script sold in the government
The checks represented about 17
per cent payment of what the
farmer would have gotten had all
the script been sold. It was esti-
mated that the average check given
out here on Monday was about
The total amount for Fayette
County was $24,221,90 and this
amount was to be distributed to
4,250 farmers and landowners.
Some checks were as low as 46
cents and others ranged in the
neighborhood of $15.00.
Many of the farmers were very
disappointed in the amount of mon-
ey received for their script, how-
ever, we understand that a move is
underway through the Fayette
County Agricultural Association
to try and get this county and all
other counties to appeal with other
states in an effort to get congress
to appropriate money to pay for
the part of the script that was un-
used. The ruling of the Supreme
Court that stated that the cotton
reduction plan in effect at that
time was unconstitutional, caused
script owners this loss.
The year before the farmer who
wanted to buy script had to pay
over five cents per pound in valua-
tion for all script he needed but
when he wanted to sell script he
only received 2/3 o? a cent per
pound for the total amount he of-
fered for sale. It looks like the
farmer gtts all the tough breaks.
collision in Denver last week. She
had been summoned to the bedside
of her neice, Mrs. Albert Mallory,
of Gilcrest, Colorado, last week.
Upon arriving there she received
the news of the death of her neice,
whose funeral she attended. On
Thursday, October 15, while riding
and Miss Addie
Announcement is made this
week of the marriage of Miss Ad-
die Schwartz and Edward Lux,
which took place at the St. Rose
Rectory on last Monday evening,
in the presence of witnesses and
The bride wore an attractive fall
model of navy ruff crepe, made
along simple lines, with white trim
and accessories of blue.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Stephen Schwartz and is
well known throughout this com-
munity. She is a young lady of
charming personality and an envi-
able disposition. The groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lux of
this city and is a valuable em-
Dedication Ceremony of
Tower at Monument Hill
Pups Win Soft IShorthorns Nose
Brahmas 6 to 0
In a hard fought battle on last
Monday night the Carnation Bulls,
who put up such a marvelous
fight on last Wednesday night,
surrended their rights to the tro-
phy. They were defeated by the
Frank's Place Hams by a score of
8 to 2.
The game between the
Gas House Windies and the Dog
Street Pups was one of the most
exciting of the series. The pups
with her sister, Mrs. Mary Mussle- ployee of the Helmcamp Service j managed to take the game from
The Jeffersonian Democrats, as
they call themselves, are staging a
big fight in the State of Texas
in trying to carry this state for
Landon. Most of those backing
this move are of the wealthy class
of people who are being hit on all
sides by the present administra-
tion. This group however, is pre-
senting a lot of figures and also
quotations that will make many
of the voters do some real think-
ing before they cast their vote.
The public is urged to attend an
important meeting of the Schulen-
burg Dairy Committee which will
be held this Thursday night, Oct.,
22, at 7:30 at the W. O. W. Hall.
Many of our farmers are on the
border-line and do not know how
they will vote as they have not
made any money for the past seve-
ral years. There is little question
that prices for farm products have
gradually gone up until now we are
receiving a fair price for the
things that are produced on the
farm. The thing that has hurt most
of the farmers in this section is
that weather conditions have been
against us and we have not been
able to produce much for sale. This
is especially true among cotton
farmers. It may also be said that
wea+her conditions in other sections
of the United States have been
similiar to our own and this has
caused the price of milk and eggs
Mr. and Mrs. John Lee of this
city announce the birth of a baby-
daughter, Patsy Jo, at the Renger
Hospital in Halletsville on Tues-
day, October 20. Mrs. Lee is the
former Miss Jo Mclntyre of Yoa-
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dittrich an-
nounce the -birth of a baby son
at the Renger Hospital in Halletts-
ville on Wednesday morning, Octo-
ber 21. Mrs. Dittrich was the form-
er Miss Elizabeth Christ of the
Middle Creek community.
Mr. and Mrs. James Grasshoff
annouhce the arrival of their first
born, a son, at their home near
Freyburg on Wednesday morning,
October 21. Mrs. Grasshoff was
formerly Miss Edna Bucek.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fritsch of
this city report the birth of a baby
daughter, Shirley, at their home
on Wednesday, Oct. 14th.
Milk Prices Drop
A Dime Per 100 Lbs.
The Carnation Company paid
$1.75 per one hunderd pounds of
whole milk during the first 15 days
of October. This price represents
VH luclftw of ten cents per one hun-
dred pounds over the last 15 days
Solemnized with quiet dignity,
the nuptials of Miss Elizabeth
Hermis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Hermis of Schulenburg, and
Jerome Vasek, son of MrN and
Mrs. Peter Vasek of the St. John
section, was performed on last
Monday morning, October 19, at
the St. Rose Catholic Church.
The bride wore a stunning fall
model of navy ruff crepe, made
along tailored lines with metallic
trim. Her accessories were in har-
mony and she carried an arm ar-
rangement of giant white chry-
Witnesses were Mr. and Mrs.
Following the ceremony, a wed-
ding breakfast was served at the
home of the bride's parents. The
young couple will make their fu-
ture home in the St, John section.
The Sticker traders congratula-
mann and husband their car collid-
ed with another car at a street
intersection. Mrs. Jordan received
a fractured skull and other major
injuries and Mrs. Musselmann re-
ceived serious injuries. Mr. Mussel-
man escaped without serious inju-
ries. Mrs. Jordan was immediately
rushed to Mercy Hospital in Den- j
ver where every available medical
' attention was administered her,
but she never regained conscious-
ness and passed away Sunday af-
ternoon at 3 o'clock.
Deceased, nee Annie B. Theuer,
was born in Geneva, Iowa, on No-
vember 7, 1876. She was united in
marriage to Max Jordan in Tem-
ple, Texas, on December 16, 1896.
Mr. Jordan passed away suddenly
on June 6, 1899. Mrs. Jordan was
employed for several years in San
Antonio and for the past ten years
had been local manager of the
Southwestern Telephone Company.
She was a faithful and devout
member of the Methodist Church
of this city and a member of the
Church Board. She was prominent
in all religious activities and so-
cial welfare work, and her services
were always available when ever
needed. Her kind and loving dis-
position was an enviable trait to
be possessed by anyone and it en-
deared her to many. Her noble and
refined charcter won for her the
respect and admiration of not only
her close friends but also her
business associates. Her life, al-
though refreshed by her noble
character and many beautiful
traits, was marred by many pangs
of sorrow and vales of tears,
through which she always emerged
to face life anew. A recent bereave-
men was the sudden death of her
son, Victor Max Jordan, on Sep-
tember 19, just a month previous
to her passing.
Mrs. Jordan is survived by her
grief stricken daughter, Mrs. Lil-
lian Jordan Scott; two grand sons,
Victor Allen and Archie Scott;
three sisters, Mrs. Cora Gormann
of Houston, Mrs. Mary Mussle-
mann of Gillcret, Colorado, and
Mrs. Ferd. Herzlk of this city; two
brothers, George Theuer of Meri-
dian, Miss., and Louis Theuer of
The remains arrived here by
train this Thursday morning, Octo-
ber 22. Funeral services will be
held Friday morning, October 23,
at 10 o'clock, from the family resi-
dence, with interment in the City
In the passing of this beloved
lady, for whom everyone in this
city had the highest and most
noble regard, we extend sincere
j sympathy to the grief stricken
The Sticker in common with
the couple's many friends,
Films at Cozy
the Windies by a close score of
5 to 4.
In the final game of the soft
ball season for 1936 cm last Wed-
nesday night, the Dog Street
Pups battered their way therough
i the defensive line and took the
j game from the Frank's Place
j Hams by an overwhelming score
j of 15 to 4.
The Shorthorns defeated the
Hallettsville Brahmas last Friday
night on the local field by a score
of 6 to 0. The Brahmas put up a
good fight, in fact they played
cials to Take Part In
High officials of church and
State will converge upon historic
LaGrange Sunday for a dual event,
dedication of a Centennial Tower
erected by the State on Monument
Hill in memory of the Dawson
Men, and the Men of Mier, and
their best game or the season
against the Shorthorns. The Brah-1 the Golden Jubilee of Sacred Heart
mas played a fine defensive game,' Parish.
but their offensive left much to
be desired as they made only one
first down while the Shorthorns
made nine first downs.
The only score of the game
came early in the second quarter
after Capt. Gresser had intercept-
ed a Hallettsville pass. Gresser
returned the pass to the 20 yard
line, on a reverse over left end
Gresser gained 18 yards and a first
down on the 8 yard line. On the
. . , ,, , ,, - in the eliminating games this past
As a special added attraction' , , , . , .
. , ; ,, . J ^ week and establishes their claim
this week to their patrons, the Cozy , , , ... .
: iL- * ' Ito the soft hal1 trophy, a beautiful
Theatre is presenting for the first
time the news-reel film of the
Third Annual Dairy And Poultry
Show of 1936, which was held in
Schulenburg two weeks ago. The
complete reel will be shown this
Thursday and Friday night, Oct.,
22 and 23, in connection with the
feature, "Satan Met A Lady" with
Bette Davis and Warren Williams.
Along with the Dairy and Poultry
show film, old memories of the
J1929 Carnation Day Celebration
will be revived when several thou-
sand feet of this silent film will be
By popular demand, the Cozy will
repeat both the Dairy and Poultry
Show and Carnation Day films on
next Sunday and Monday, October
25 and 26, enabling each and every
one to attend the showing of the
picture filmed in our own "Carna-
second attempt Lobpries hit the
This marks their third triumph line for a touchdown. A line plunge
' failed to add the extra point.
The Shorthorns completed eight
out of 15 passes for a total of 73
yards. The backfield played "heads
up" on pass defense as they in-
tercepted four passes and did not
allow Hallettsville to complete but
one pass and that was called back,
due to an offside penalty being as-
sessed against Hallettsville.
The Mitchon Hardware Store
which has been located in its pres-
ent site for 25 years, is moving
its stock to the E. H. Pratka buil-
ding, which has recently been re-
conditioned. This site is next to
the Herzik Studio.
New Bridge Open
The new bridge crossing the un-
derpass on the South side of the
railroad track is now open. This
new bridge will mean much to the
people living in the southeast sec-
tion of the town as they can now
come to town without going a long
way around or having to cross in
front of the dangerous outlets of
The approach of the bridge is
dirt at present but will be gravel-
silver loving cup. Likewise they as-
sumed their titles as the winners of
the soft ball conference which was
inaugurated this year.
One of the largest crowds re-
corded attended the final game
and in spite of the chill in the
air, voiced their baseball enthusi-
The teams were closely matched
and with the initial inning all evi-
dence pointed toward a hard fought
game. However, the Pups were un-
doubtedly in good shape and gain-
ed the lead in the third inning of
the game, as the last inning near-
ed the Hams managed to increase
their score but the Pups were well . . A,. ,.
, . ,. i j mi , , mg teams m this section
out in the lead. They were declar-! Z,, ,
ed title holders by this victory of
15 to 4. Congratulations, you Pups,
and your able manager, Attorney
H. R. Clark.
The present series, which has at-
tracted hundreds of local fans and
many from nearby towns, has been
successful from every viewpoint.
Not only have they provided di-
versions for the players but they
have discovered and developed real
playing ability among our business
people. Their successful close
should evolve a greater baseball
spirit for the 1937 season.
The Schulenburg Shorthorns will
meet the Flatonia Bulldogs here
Friday night in what promis-
ees to be one of the outstanding
games of the season.
The Bulldogs have gained a repu-
tation this year by defeating lead-
The Shorthorns have defeated
Runge, and La Ward and promise
to put up a hard fight over the
Flatonia Bull dogs.
Show your enthusiasm and sup-
port the Shorthorns by being pre-
sent at the game Friday night,
which is scheduled for 7:30 P. M.
Edgar Laas is having a garage
built on his property south of town.
Frank Bohlmann is re-painting
one of his rent houses.
Chas. Kahlich of the Swiss Alp
section is making improvements
on his farm.
Gus Krause of the Muldoon sec-
tion is having a new roof put on
his farm home.
The interior of the S. P. J. S. T.
Hall at Moravia has recently been
The office occupied by Dr. W, O.
Leudemann recently underwent a
complete reconditioning and paint-
E. H. Pratka and Miss Judith
Pratka visited Fay Johnson in Ros-
enberg last Sunday. Mr. Johnson
was confined to the Fort Bend Hos-
pital following an automobile ac-
Announcement is made this week
of the wedding of Miss Olinda
Laas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Laas of the New Kinkier sec-
tionn, and Chas. Hoehne, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hoehne of the
Freyburg section, which was sol-
emnized on last Sunday afternoon,
October 18, at the Mixon-Shiloh
Church at 5 o'clock.
Rev. H. Zimmermann performed
the ceremony, which was attendee^
by the immediate families and close
friends. The nuptial music and the
Lohengrin Wedding March was
rendered by Mrs. Edgar Laas of
Schulenburg, sister-in-law of the
Witnesses were Miss Myrtle
Alice Koch and Alton Evans.
The bride wore a becoming fall
costume of navy blue sheer wool
with accessories in harmony.
Following the impressive cere-
mony, a wedding supper was served
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Laas. Mr. and
Mrs. Hoehne will make their home
in Schulenburg where the groom is
employed at the "M" System
The Sticker tenders congratula-
Jack Brasher, aged 39 years,
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Brasher,
Sr., who died at his home
in Weimar Saturday evening,
was buried Monday morning in the
Masonic Cemetery in Weimar, fol-
lowing services at the home under
the direction of Rev. W. L. High-
tower and Rev. J. H. E. Willma-nn.
Jack Brasher was as fine a
Dignitaries to participate include
Gov. James V. Allred, Lt. Walter
Woodul, Atty. Gen. Wm. McCraw,
Congressman J. J. Mansfield, and
members of the Board of Control,
Texas Centennial Commisison of
Control, and the Legislature, the
Most. Rev. C. E. Byrne , Bishop of
Galveston, a score or more mem-
bers of the Catholic clergy and
many nuns from South and Central
Texas will attend.
Dedication of the $10,100 tower,
the main event of the town's Cen-
tennial calendar, will start at 9:45
on beautiful Monument Hill, a mile
south of LaGrange, where the re-
mains of the 59 martyred Texans
are interred. Lt. Gov. Walter Woo-
dul, as president of the Texas Cen-
tennial Commission of Control,
will deliver the dedicatory address.
George E. Lenert, chairman of the
Fayette County Centennial Advi-
sory board will act as master of
The scene will then shift to the
Catholic Church grounds where,
starting at 10:30, a solemn high
mass will be celebrated out of
doors. A special sermon on the Gol-
den Jubilee will be delivered by
Bishop Byrne. The only living
former pastors of the fifty-year-
old parish will be among the offi-
cers of the mass. The Rev. George
Berberich of Orange will be cele-
brant; the Rev. E. A. Holub, now
pastor of the newly created parish
at Beaumont, will be deacon; and
the Rev. S. A. Zientek, present
pastor, will be sub-deacon. The
first son of the parish to join the
priesthood, the Rev. John Hanecek
of ElCampo, will be master of cere-
Immediately after the mass, a
barbecued chicken and sausage din-
ner will be served on the church
grounds, with special tables provid-
ed for the dignitaries and specially
Some changes have been neces-
sary in connection with the game
here with Flatonia Friday night.
The admission price has been ad-
vanced to 25 and 50 cents for the
The contract with Flatonia calls
for the game to be played at 3:30.
This contract was made over a
year ago, and as such contracts are ' invited guests. Following the din-
usually made for two years it holds ner, Bishop Byrne will again be
good for this game. At the time . heard in a Centennial address,
it was made we had no lighted! Governor Allred will be the prin-
field and it was necessary to speci-
fy the time of the game as at 3:30
P. M. So Flatonia refuses to play
at night unless the contract price
is increased. They have also re-
fused to accept the official chosen
for the game and it will be neces-
... . , sary to go to more expense to get
young man as ever lived quiet j ^ o(ficUb tobfe them)
and unassuming, his character was I whjch th hav(, a „t ^ de.
above approach and his untimely;^ Therefore ft „ necessary to
raise the price of admission in or-
der to take in enough to pay the
passing is indeed a blow to his
family and many friends in this
section of the state. Jack was a
member of the Brasher Motor Co.,
of Weimar, connected with insur-
ance sales, automobile insurance
and financing. He was a lover of
out-of-door life, a hunter, golfer,
and indulged in sports of all kind.
He is survived by his wife, one
son, Jack, Jr., his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. Brasher, three brothers,
Henry, Laurie and Francis, all of
The Sticker tenders sincere
sympathy to his grief stricken
family and friends.
increased expenses of the game.
S. DeBord, Supt.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto G. Vogt and
Emil Vogt of Longview visited the
Vogt families here.
Erwin Speckels, Pete Hoppens,
Frankie Brossmann and Clinton
Hahnke spent Monday in Dallas
attending the Centennial.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jistel and
children of Cameron were here
the past week visiting with rela-
tives and friends and attending
the wedding of Mrs. Jistel's broth-
er, Gus Pauler. While here Mrs.
Jistel called by the Sticker office
and had us add her name to our
ever growing list of subscribers.
With lite Sick
Mrs. Gerhard Bernstein of the
Freyburg section underwent an
operation at the Shiner hospital
last Thursday. She is reported to
be doing nicely.
Charles Bohlmann is reported to
Mrs. Monroe Garett was report-
ed to be ill the past week.
Mrs. Henry Dietrich of this sec-
tion is a patient in a Hallettsville
Hospital. She is reported to be
doing as well as can be expected.
The Evangelical Women's Union
will serve a Tea at the home of
Mrs. Emil Schulz, Sr., on Wednes-
day, October 28, from 3 to 6 P.
M. The public is invited.
Card Party sponsored by the
Young Ladies Sodality at St. Rose
Auditorium Wednesday night, Oct.,
28, at 8 o'clock. Prizes, Refresh-
ments. ' 51 ltc.
cipal speaker of the afternoon pro-
gram, which starts at 2:30. Other
speakers include Atty. General
Wm. McCraw and Congressman J.
J. Mansfield. Senator L. J. Sulak
will be master of ceremonies.
The tower to be dedicated dur-
ing the morning exercises will
mark the spot where lie the re-
mains of Texans who gave their
lives in the cause of liberty after
Texas had declared her indepen-
denc from Mexico.
The Dawson Men, mustered in La
Grange in 1842, to march to the
defense of San Antonio, were
overpowed at Salado and virtually
annihilated. The Mier Men, partici-
pating in the expedition against
Fort Mier, were taken prisoners,
carried into Mexico, where later,
for an attempted escape, every
tenth man of the 170 was ordered
shot. They drew beans, a white
bean meant life, a black one death.
In 1848 the bones of these patriots
were exhumed and brought to
Monument Hill, where with great
ceremony, they were interred.
P. T. A. Carnival
At High School
Womanless Wedding, all kinds of
concessions, pies, tamaks and hot
dogs. Plenty of fun for young
old. Carnival begins at L
v The General
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