The Schulenburg Sticker (Schulenburg, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, March 13, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SCHULENBURG STICKER
VOL. NO. XXXXVIII
SCHULENBURG, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH, 13 1942.
IHere & There!
T _ '
We are going to sorta 'strut'
through our column this week,
touching on those things which
happen to get in our way men-
tally. This deviation will be fun
for us, and might prove, in part,
diverting to some of our readers—
In conversation with Sheriff
Loessin last week, we learned
that Fayette County was regard-
ed by the higher ups as the coun-
ty in this district most advanced
along defense lines. Our set-up
is being pointed to as a model for
the others to copy, and we are
happy to doff our hats to all those
responsible for this fine work.
By the way, First Aider Victor
Baumgarten is doing a swell job
in his defense assignment. Victor
is giving so much of his time to
his half-dozen first aid classes
lifctle Myrna Loy, his daughter,
has to look twice before she rec-
ognizes him. Many of the local
ladies registered for his course are
complaining of soreness and
bruises accompanying the work
they've been obliged to do. Well,
we feel that the ladies haven't
been getting enough of the right
kind of exercise, and we believe
artificial respiration will go a
long way toward replacing a cer-
tain item of feminine wear fast
becoming extinct, due to the
freezing of rubber by the WPB.
Since his daughter came home
last week with the German meas-
les, Hirsh Schwartz is arguing
that we have saboteurs in our
We highly commend the inno-
vation of our high school commer-
cial department which makes it
compulsory for advanced students
to apply for positions and work a
certain number of hours in local
business establishments just for
the experience. Several students,
we understand, are now so 'em-
ployed' and we know they will
learn quite a bit not to be ob-
tained in the class room.
Since the inception of the new
war time, we have become self-
appointed inspector of day. break.
South Central High
School Loop To
Open March 24th
Lions Club Entertained
With Model Airplane
The Lions Club
enjoyed a real treat
this week when Pro-
gram Chairman Hy.
ed Victor Stanzel and Company
to put on a model aeroplane show
at the high school football field.
Victor and his assistants flew
three planes for the Lions and
school kids and a number of other
men and women who heard about
the event and turned out to wit-
ness it. The show was well worth
everyone's time, especially to see
small model planes traveling
around 100 miles an hour and un-
der control. Henry Brasher imme-
diately told Victor he would like
for him to drive to Weimar and
put on his show there for the Ro-
tary Club ftnd Weimar High
School children, to which Victor
forwith acquiesced. •
The Lions attendance prize was
to have gone to one of its mis-
sing members this week; so next
week two defense stamps will be
awarded the winner.
The Club commemorated the
birthday of Secretary Hirsh Sch-
wartz by presenting him with the
beginning of another Defense
Among the visitors were Chief
Williams of A. & M., and Mr.
Andrews of the Humble Oil Co.
We've been thinking how nice it
would be if our local Red Cross
Chapter could arrange to present
a little packet of their hand-
knitted items to each one of our
boys as they left to be inducted
into the army and navy. We know
they would appreciate them more,
knowing that they came from
someone with whom they were ac-
County Meet To Be
Held March 21st
The Fayette County Interschc-
lastic League Meet will be held on
Saturday, March 21. There will
be only one county meet this
year. Heretofore, there have been
four precinct meets, a rural meet
and a high school meet.
All literary and athletic events
which do not lead to the district
meet have been eliminated from
the program this year. The rural
According to a schedule recently
drawn up at a meeting held in
Shiner, the South-Central Texas
High School Baseball League
will officially get underway on
Tuesday, March 24. On this date
Schulenburg will journey to Fla-
tonia, Gonzales plays at Shiner,
and Moulton at New Braunfels.
Schulenburg has some good ma-
terial in our school and should de-
velop a fairly good club this sea-
son. At any rate, we are wager-
ing that the Schulenburg boys will
give a good account of them-
selves in this league.
J. Mil. Auld, superintendent of
schools at Shiner, is president of
We understand that a meeting
will be held in Hallettsville on
Sunday, March 15, to complete
formation, rules and regulations
in the South-Central Texas Semi-
Pro league, which had a very suc-
cessful season last year, Schu-
lenburg closing the season on top
of the loop. "Heinie" Baumgarten
is president of the Semi-Pro loop.
Mrs. Fred J. Mendel
Passed Away Sunday
Mrs. Fred J. Mendel, aged 73
years, passed peacefully away at
the family home in the St. John
section last Sunday morning at
4:00 o'clock, following an illness
of several month's duration.
Mrs. Mendel before her mar-
riage was Miss Mary Berger.
Born in Austria, she immigrated
to this country with her parents
Red Cross Instructor's
Course March 16-21
The Red Cross Instructor's
course in First Aid will be held
in La Grange March 16 to 21,
with Roy E. Kneip of St. Louis,
First Aid Instructor and Water
Safety Field representative, in
charge, according to an onnounce-
ment by G. A. Koenig, Fayette
County First Aid Chairman.
Students from Fayette, Lee, La-
March 16 Deadline
For Filing Your
Income Tax Returns
Free Garden Plot
For Some One
some sixty years ago, the family i vaca and Washington Counties
Funeral Services Held
Tuesday For Mrs.
Mrs. Adolf Sassin passed away
at the family home here in Schu-
lenburg, Sunday morning, March
8, at 10:00 o'clock.
Mrs. Sassin had been in ill
health for several years and while
her death was not entirely un-
expected, it came as quite a shock
to the family. She had reached
the age of 52 ,years.
Born at Holman, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Marek, at
the age of 27 years she was unit-
in marriage to 1,Adolf Sassin and
for the past twenty-two years
they have made their home here
in Schulenburg, where she has
been a faithful member of the St.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock
from the family home, with inter-
ment in the Dubina Cemetery.
Father Goertz was in charge.
Surviving are her husband,
Adolf Sassin; one daughter, Mrs.
Walter (Annie) Manning of
pentathlon is the only strictly ru-
rat. event that rural schools may' Hempstead7and \hra~soniT Max
enter, and it will be held on the of Schulenburg) Albin o( Yoakun»l
Those from Schulenburg to take
this special course are: Steve
Walla, Max Templin, Sgt. Hall,
Mrs. Joe Estill and Alfred Stein-
settling in the Dubina section. At
the age of 22 years she was
uinted in marriage to Ferdinand
Mendel, and this splendid coupla
reared a large family of honor-
able and respected children. Mr.
Mendel preceeded her in death in
Mrs. Mendel was a good chris-
tian mother, ever considerate of
her family and friends, beloved
and respected by everyone, her
passing is deeply mourned. She
was a devout member of the St.
John Catholic Church, the Chris-
tian Mothers Society and was a
Gold Star mother, one son, Fer-
dinand, Jr., having lost his life
in the service of his country in
World War I.
The remains were tenderly laid
to rest in the St. John Cemetery
Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Services were held from the home
and from the St. John Church with
Father Hildebrand officiating.
Pall bearers were members of Victor Post. These six were given
the American Legion, namely: a few days in which to straighten
Six More Schulenburg
Boys Accepted For
Tuesday morning ten of our
Schulenburg boys reported at
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio
for their final physical check-up
for induction into the army.
Four of the boys were rejected
and given deferred classification,
while six were accepted. Those
accepted -were Billy Solansky,
Anton Flaschke, Frank Dittricn,
James Wolters, Ewald Demel and
Ray Kusey, Krank Koller, Chas.
Ulrich, Carl Huser, Emil Schulz,
Raymond David, W. A. Farek and
E. J. Parma.
Those left to mourn the passing
of this good mother are: five sons,
Willie, Adolf, Robert and John of
St. John, Texas, and ;Joe Mendel
of Rock Island; two daughter,
up their affairs and have returhed
home to await their call.
Those who were rejected Tues-
day were I. E. Clark, George
Hollub, Robert Lacina and Henry
Ripper (who was a volunteer).
These boys, we understand, were
placed in Class 4A.
There were a total of 78 Fay-
Mrs. Robert Kossler and Mrs.' ette County men who reported in
Ignaz Holub of Weimar; and 11
San Antonio Tuesday for exami-
nation, and we understand from
To those who mourn the loss of | this list 57 were accepted for mili-
this beloved lady, The Sticker j tary service while 21 were reject-
extends sincere condolence. ed.
More Workers Wanted At
Camp Swift In Bastrop
Charlie Schenk, comfortably
sprawled in one of Sengelmann's
spacious arm chairs, one day last
week was relating to a few du-
bious listeners how he had trained
into a pet a small fish he caught
recently. Quotp# Charlie: "It
got so that pet fish just followed
me all over the farm. Well, yes-
terday, when I went out to feed
my bull frogs, the fish, as usual,
trailed behind me, fell into a
small puddle of water and was
After twenty years of waiting,
the writer just recently enjoyed a
fishing trip with his friend, Uncle
Kollie Sengelmann. Leaving Schu-
lenburg, we j&urneyed to our fav-
orite white perch pool. Everything
went fine and we proceeded to the
task of 'teasing' a few of the
eh into taking our hook, min-
and all. I was enjoying the
V outing immensely until Uncle
Kollie chimed in with the asser-
tion that he realized that he was
getting old and shaky, but damm-
ed if I wasn't suffering with an
advanced case of 'delirious tremb-
"I wish to God I could buy back
the driblets of time I've wasted in
my life," fervently said the head
of one of our urgent war indus-
tries recently. Just think how
much of your precious time you've
wasted if you've read this column
down to here—that is, unless it
has excited some little spark of
thought for you.
FARMERS LEAGUE MEETING
The High Hill branch of the
Farmers League will meet on Fri-
day night, March 13, at 9:00 p. m.
All members are urged to be
date of the county meet, March 21.
Rural schools wishing to enter
track and field events will have
to compete with Class B high
schools on March 21. Entries for]
all events must be mailed to E. |
Y. Steakley, La Grange, Texas,
not later than Monday, March 16.
Preliminaries will start at 10:00
a. m. March 21.
and Alfonse of El Campo; two
sisters, Mrs. Millie Dedek of
Houston and Mrs. Louise Beck of
The Sticker tenders sincere
sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Roy Bucek and son, Oscar, were
in Austin Monday where Oscar
went to consult an eye specialist.
Chamber Of Commerce Social
Meeting Held Tuesday Night
Mrs. Theo. Helmcamp has car-
penters busy this week repairing
her home that was partially des-
troyed by fire recently.
Cadet Joe Watzlavick of Ran-
dolph Field spent Sunday here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.
Mrs. Paul W. Anderson spent
last week here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs J. R. Schindler. Lt.
Anderson, who was graduated in
February from Cumberland Law
University in Lebanon, Tennessee,
was in Austin taking the Texas
Bar Examinations. Lt. and Mrs.
Anderson are now at Fort Riley.
Mrs. Harold Jean Pinchin, the
former Miss Carmen L. Schwartz
of this city, who now makes her
home'in Abilene, appeared on the
program of the Harmony Club at
the Hotel Wooten in Abilene re-
cently, she was a member of the
violin ensemble which gave the
first part of the Concerto in D
Minor by Bach.
The Chamber of Commerce had
its initial social meting of 1942
last Tuesday evening at Sengel-
mann's Hall, and without excep-
tion, the forty-odd members and
visitors who attended apparently
enjoyed the affair. The boys work-
ing here for the Continental and
Humble Oil Companies were
guests of the Chamber, and most
of them were given Schulenburt?
citizenship papers after they had
finished their kraut and beer.
The refreshment committee,
composed of Carl Galipp, Harry
Baylor, Alvin Klesel and Henry
Keuper, convinced everyone they
knew their onions. Everyone ate
and drank until there was'r.t a
platter left with food on it, and
the last bottle was emptied.
A round table discussion follow-
ed the eats, with practically every
one having something to say
about something. Bob Vivial ard
Hirsh Schwartz were especially ef-
fusive, and even Mayor Oscar
Brown cut , \oose once or twice.
All in all, it was enjoyable jnd
most of those who turned outgg|pt-
ed to have another similar ^J»ir
in the near future. im&m
Literary Club To
Sponsor Show At
The Literary Club will sponsor
a picture show at the Cozy Thea-
tre for the benefit of the Library
on March 19-20, which is Thurs-
day and Friday of next week.
Special entertainment has been
arranged for the show. "Small
Town Deb," starring Jane With-
ers will be shown and a group of
local colored entertainers will put
on a program of negro spirituals
and other amateur acts. There
will be no increase in price for
this special show.
The Literary Club is continuous-
ly increasing the library facilities
and everyone who possibly can is
urged to attend this show and
thereby help in this worthy civic
Time Has Arrived
It's an ill wind that blows no
one good. Thus It has been said,
and while most of us fuss and
fume over the strong March
winds, in reality they blow thou-
sands of communities good, for it
is at this season of the year
that many of our communities
will start their clean-up cam-
paigns, house-cleaning, yard-
cleaning, all of which goes to-
wards giving our town a more
pleasing, inviting appearance, as
well as making it a safer town.
Vacant lots are mowed and divest-
ed of litter. Old shacks are torn
down. Buildings are repaired and
repainted. Dead trees and bushes
are cut down, and when this hap-
pens fire hazards disappear. So
let us all cooperate in one of the
most thorough clean-up campaigns
this spring that we have ever ex-
perienced. Make Schulenburg a
prettier and safer city in whicn
Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Heinrich
of Dallas spent a few days with
relatives and friends here.
We understand that some
thirty-five men left here this
Thursday morning for Bastrop,
where they will work on the Bas-
H. L. Blacklock of Brenham,
who is connected with the U. S.
Employment Bureau, was in our
city last Friday enrolling the
names of those unemployed, who
desire to work. Many more men
are needed at the Bastrop Camp
and if there are anyone in this
city or section who would like to
work at this camp they are asked
to leave their name with either
Otto Brauner or Myke Klein. Good
salaries are being paid common la-
borers and if there is anyone
looking for work, we advise you
to contact one of the aforesaid
men at the earliest possible date.
Anxious to do their bit toward
National Defense, Mr. and Mrs.
D. Bunjes, who live in the north-
western part of our city, inform
us that they have a nice plot of
land near their home which they
will gladly let anyone have to
plant and cultivate a garden free
This is a wonderful spirit dis-
played by this splendid couple and
it affords some one a chance to
have a fine garden that otherwise
would not have one. There are
lots of people in our midst that
would like to have a garden that
do not have a plot of ground to
cultivate. Maybe there are others
who have plots that they would
like to offer for use to some one.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kossa are
happy over the arrival of a baby
son, born Tuesday morning. The
young man weighed eight and one
Miss Celia Olsovsky and Mrs.
George Humplik were in Bay
City one day last week where
they went to be in attendance at
the funeral services of Paul Si-
pula, brother-in-law of Miss
W. A. Farek, in company with
his mother, Mrs. Joe Farek, and
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kubecka, were
in West, Texas, last Saturday
where they went to attend the fu-
neral of Vaclav Hutyra, brother of
Mrs. Joe Farek.
Farm Home At
Mixon Creek Is
By Fire Sunday
The six-room two-story home
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schaefer,
who reside near Mixon Creek, was
totally destroyed by fire last
Sunday about noon. The blaze,
first discovered on the roof, was
thought to have started from a
flue, but due to the high wind the
family was unable to control the
blaze and the home was soon in
ruins. Onlyr one bed was saved.
We understand some $600 insur-
ance was carried on the building.
Mrs. Schaefer is a sister of our
townsman, Bill Schindler. We ex-
tend sympathy to the family in
Another Oil Crew
Moves To Schulenburg
A crew of men connected with
the Apache Oil Company moved
into Schulenburg the first of
the week. This makes three crews
operating out of Schulenburg at
the present time, as the Humble
and Continental crews have been
here for some days.
We understand that these men
are 'shooting' practically every
section of Fayete County, the
north and west sections of Lava-
ca and Colorado Counties, and are
putting forth every effort to lo-
cate sections where there is a
possibility of finding that precious
liquid gold. Here's hoping that
one of these crews find a suitable
location for a test well near
By Fire Friday
The large two-story home of
Charley Nollkamper of the Swiss
Alp section, was destroyed by fire
last Friday afternoon. We under-
stand Mr. Nollkamper was sick
and barely escaped the building.
The home and all contents were
a total loss. Origin of the fire is
We extend our sympathy to Mr.
Nollkamper in this loss.
Have you filed your Federal
income tax return ? If you come
within the group from whom re-
turns are required, you have only
until midnight, March 16, in which
to file a return. Single persons
who earned as much as $14.43 a
week for the 52 weeks of 1941, or
married persons living together
who had aggregate earnings of
as much as $28.85 a week for the
year, are required to file returns.
If income tax returns are plac-
ed in the mail, they should be
posted in ample time to reach the
collector's office on or before
the due date, which is midnight on
If you haven't already filed
your return, attend to it now. Tax
payers subject themselves to a
penalty for failure to file re-
turns on time.
Interest In Bible
Interest in the Bible Class,
which is held at Frank's Place
each Sunday morning from 10:00
to 10:40 o'clock continues to grow.
The Class is quite large now
and new faces are seen at the
class each Sunday morning.
You are invited and welcome at
these classes each Sunday, regard-!
less of religious affiliations.
Frank Williams Of A. & M.
Lectures At High School Gym
Enrolls at U. of T. For
"Gussie" Watzlavick, native of
this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
J. Watzlavick, who has been con-
ducting the Watzlavick Pharmacy
in Weimar for several years, has
decided to become a doctor, £nd
in carrying out this plan, is tak-
ing a medical course at the Tex-
as University. Those who know
"Gussie" and the earnestness with
which he undertakes each and
every plan, have no doubt of his
success along this line.
On Salary Of
At a special session of the Com-
missioner's Couai; Monday, an
agreement was reached between
the court on the county attor-
ney' salary for the year 1942.
Mr. Marburger claimed that he
was entitled to a salary of $3500
a year, and we understand that
the attorney general's depart-
ment had ruled that he was entitl-
ed to this amount, however, an
agreement was reached at the
Monday session whereby the sal-
ary of Mr. Marburger will remain
at $2750 a year.
Revival Meeting At
M. E. Church Begin-
ning March 15
You are invited to attend the
Revival Services to be held at
the local Methodist Church, be-
ginning Sunday morning, March.
15, and continuing every nijjjht
throughout the week until Sun-
day night, March 22, under the
leadership of Dr. Joseph Dobes of
Dr. Dobes received his education
in the state of Moravia, Czecho-
slovakia, in Gernamy and Eng-
land. At the close of the first
World War the Board of Mis-
sions of the Methodist Church
sent Dr. and Mrs. Dobes as mis-
sionaries to Czechoslovakia where
they worked with great success
until the outbreak of hostilities
there under the Hitler regime.
While there, he was District Sup-
erintendent' of the Eastern Dis-
trict, pastor of the Church in
Prague, and co-editor of "Kres-
tansky Buditel." Mrs. Dobes was
in charge of the Womans Society
of Christian Service.
The Dobes are well equipped to
give us some information of con-
ditions among the freedom-loving
Czechoslovakia and to preach the
simple Gospel of the Cross. "You
are invited to every service,**
says the Pastor of the local
Church. The evening services be-
gin at 8:00 p. m.
Frank Williams of A. & M. Col-
lege lectured at the High School
Schulenburg Fire Department and
Gym Wednesday night to the
a number of other interested citi-
zens on the different types of
bombs used in modern warfare and
how they react to various methods
of extinguishing them. He demon-
strated how bombs may be ex-
tinguished with sand.
While there were quite a few
people on hand to hear and see
this practical demonstration it is
a pity that more of our citizens
could not have heard Mr. William
as the lessons he gave may
the means of saving our
and property from destru
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