The Cameron Herald (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 99, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 9, 1958 Page: 1 of 24
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ALL MILAM COUNTY
READS THE HERALD
The Cameron Herald
VOLUME —NUMBER 28
CAMERON. MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY OCTOBER 9. 1958
12 PAGES TODAY
ftrral, Gillis Jobs
City Ok’s $11
In Sewer Projects
The City Council Tuesduy night
called for bids on the Terral
Heights and Hast Gillis St. sewer
projects and considered applica-
tion for raising the storage capaci-
ty of Cameron a Little River dam.
Totaling about $11,000 in project-
ed construction, the two sewer pro-
jects will begin as soon as bids
Property owners in botli areas
have granted final approval for
easements for installation of the
W. D Bigbee city publci
works superintendent, said the
two projects will tie in with Came-
ron's master plan for a sewerline
system ringing the city.
COSMOPOLITIS—That's an in-
teresting word and really has little
to do with the subject it heads.
We are trying to apply it to The
Herald’s old Babcock newspaper
press which by this time is in
transit to Mexico City in Old Mexi-
When it was supplanted by our
present equipment, we moved the
Babcock to the rear of the build-
ing. And in time, a buyer from
Old Mexico purchased it for a
neighborhood newspaper in Mexi-
co, D. F.
Who would have imagined that
our press would one day print a
Spanish language paper in tho cap-
ital city of Mexico? As far as we
know, it is the first time the press
has left Texas since use by at
least two Central Texas newspap-
ers in the past umpteen years. It
was brought to the Lone Star State
irom Chicago, site of its manufac-
Presses are like expensive furn-
iture and military cannon. They
ire built to last a long time and
.isually carry a colorful history as
their longevity increases.
Nevertheless, the old Herald
Dress is moving in glacier-like pace
:o the south. Its useful purposes
vill continue in another language
md in what could be considered
mother world. Does cosmopolite,
Answering our own rhetorical
luestion, we think it does. The old
Babcock is getting around (which
t cosmopolite must do) and never
teems to tire of moving on (allow>-
ng us to add the "is”). Thus we
lave a printing press still printing,
is it were, on the go: eosmopo-
B R I C-A-BRAC—The foregoing
lonsense proves our blatant admis-
ion on several occasions: some
>eople will do anything or write
inything to fill a void or, in this
•ase, space. This obvious fact leads
o the discussion of verbal bric-a-
trac, i. e., small talk and smaller
There is purpose and place for
die chit-chat. If not, columns
ifould not be written and conver-
ational pleasantries would not be
Nothing is duller than the boom-
loom-boom exchange of generali-
ies usually surrounding some top-
es. Without the inflection of per-
onality, conversation both spoken
md written becomes a systematic
irotocol of question nnd answer.
Important topics are discussed
ly individuals who, through per-
onality, verve and persuasiveness,
letermine the topical turn and ul-
imate destination. So we see ver-
ial bric-a-brac destroy armies,
tuild nations, bore listeners and
ill up space.
“All in a wit's eye,” goes the
eying about the value of conver-
ation. Perhaps it is better to say
mly "half-a-wit"! My yak-yak quo-
ient is mighty low.
Councilmcn a am approved a $L-
043.75 project for a sewcrline ex-
tension froui E. 20th and Davis
Sts. to E. 20th and Harding Sts.
in northeast Cameron. The pro-
ject is the third called for by Cam-
eron property owners in the past
And Hie council received a pe-
tition Irom 30 property owners in
west Cameron requesting sewcr-
Bigbee noted that work on drain-
age and levels has lieen going on
in west Cameron in the past year.
Approval of three projects coin-
cided with City Sec. Wayne Wie-
s: r's announcement that the city
will carry a $31,000 surplus into
the 1958-59 fiscal budget. He said
an audit of city records starts to-
T. E. Lundy, representative of
Joe ,1. Rady Consulting Engineers.
Fort Worth, said that the enlarged
Little River dam would give Came-
ron a water potential of thjy.'i' mil-
lion gallons per day, more than
double the present intake. It would
increase the water acreage for
Cameron usage to 27 acre feet.
He noted that the existing dam
would serve as the center of the
proposed addition. Estimated cost
would be about $35,000.
Mayor Bassel Wilson said that
the city police department under
the supervision of Councilman Lin-
coln Mondrik has cut operating ex-
penses from $2,228 in June to $1,285
in September. He said fines total-
ing $450 were collected last month
and city court will hear 12 more
cases this week.
The council also granted Station
KMIL permission to class its mo-
bile news unit as an auxiliary po-
Grid Rally-Parade To Set
Stage ForBellville Game
Football Train Outlook Hopeful. . .
TO INSPECT UNIT — Brig. Gen. Clayton P. Kerr (left)
will inspect Battery C, Milam bounty’s National Guard
unit, Tuesday in the first command inspection of the local
AAA battery since 1951. To the right of an unidentified
ifficer stands Lt. Col. Olin F. Brewster, battalion com-
mander of the 649th AAA Battalion, Battery. C’s parent
unit. Gen. Kerr is commander of the 49th Armored Artil-
Gen. Kerr To Inspect
County Guard Unit
Monta Moore, 70
Dies In California
Monta Moore, 70, son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Monta J. Moore,
early Cameron residents, died Fri-
day of a heart attack at his ranch
near Pauma Valley in Southern
Mr. Moore attended Cameron
schools and will be remembered
by many Cameron friends.
He was a veteran of World War
I and was wounded in the Battle
of Argonne Forest.
In addition to his widow, he is
survived by two brothers and two
sisters, all living in the Los An-
The officers and men of Battery
C, 649th Anti-aircraft Artillery Bat-
talion, Milam County’s National
Guard unit, will receive a com-
mand inspection by Brig. Gen Clay-
ton P. Kerr, Dvision Artillery com-
mander of the 49th Armored Divis-
ion on Tuesday evening. October
14, the unit reported today.
Gen. Kerr will be accompanied
on his inspection by several of his
staff officers from DivArty, and
also Lt. Col. Olin F. Brewster, the
649th's C O and other Battalion
No. 1 Perry Drills
At 9,616-Foot Depth
General Crude Oil Company No,
1 P. H. Perry, Milam County deep
wildcat located six miles south of
Milano, was drilling ahead after
several days spent in coring at
The test was drilling at 9,616
feet at last report late last week on
a 14,000 foot permit.
Sources said that the Perry was
continuing to encounter trouble in
the hard formation and was drill-
ing at from one to two feet an
The weatherman reports a possi-
ble break in the cloudy weather
by Friday afternoon. At Bellville,
the weather is expected to be clear
and cool Friday night.
Rainfall totaling .19 inches fell
in the Cameron area during the
past seven days. Data is courtesy
of the City Water Department.
Circus To Appear
In Cameron Oct. 24
The At G. Kelly and Miller Bros,
circus will come to Cameron Fri-
day, October 24, according to Ar-
thur W. Miller, general representa-
tive of the organization.
He said the show is making its
36th tour this season and will stop
in Cameron for the first time in
Rated second only to the Ring-
ling Bros. Barnum and Bailey
show, the Kelly Miller Bros, cir-
cus will bring a big top show that
will include a menagery of ani-
mals, Milter said.
He added that the circus will
set up on grounds on north of
Cameron on US 190-77,
staff officers from Temple.
It will be the first command in-
spection Gen. Kerr bas made of
Battery C since his visit here in
He will observe the training and
interview some of the Guardsmen
in ranks during the Tuesday night
drill period. Also he will inspect
the Battery's armory facilities, e-
quipment and records during the
Gen. Kerr has expressed much
interest in Battery C's new Arm-
ory building now in process of con-
struction, and is expected to give
it his attention while here.
Construction has been held up re-
cently by some steel doors, win-
dows and their frames which had
to be specially manufactured in
shops in Wisconsin and New York,
but work will resume on their ar-
rival here within the next few days.
Rev. Cobb Serving
In UN Committee
Rev. Gerald Cobb, pastor of
the United Church of Christ at
Ben Arnold, is attending a United
Nations Seminar in New York City
this week as a representative of
the Texas Council of Churches.
The meeting is to evaluate the
United Nations set-up and work.
Rev. Cobb was named because
of his recent travels in behalf of
Heifer Project, Inc. of the United
Church of Crist.
Services Held For
Bob Terry Thursday
Will Take Fans
To Top Contest
Boosters by the trainload were
winding up plans to follow the
Cameron grid Yoemen to Bellville
tomorrow night for a featured non-
district clash with the vaunted
Brahmas of Bellville.
Cameron Jaycees announced fin-
al plans for sale of tickets at two
downtown locations and by mem-
bers of the Junior Chamber of
A pre-game parade-bonfire-rally
starting at 6:45 p.m. today at the
Milam County Courthouse is ex-
pected to attract a huge crowd of
students, team boosters and on-
The rally will culminate in the
lighting of a gigantic bonfire at
Lawless Green, according to Jay-
cee President Bill Crockett.
To Attract Crowd
The Jaycees third football train
in the past four years is expected
to take from 700 to 1,000 Yoemen
boosters on the 14-car train fca
Bellville, a city of 2,500 south of
Brenham about 30 miles.
The train will leave Cameron’s
Santa Fe Station at 5:30 p.m. Fri-
day and is expected to arrive in
Bellville about 7:15 p.m., Crockett
The Yoe High School Marching
HundMd will head the host of Cam-
eron stude iLa an:? “trents expected
to board the Bellville Special.
Crockett said that tickets will
be available up to 5 p.m. at Child-
ress Insurance Agency and Caper-
ton’s 5 4 10 store in downtown
Cameron. Tickets, costing $2.50
for adults and $1.50 for children
6 through 11, will also be available
at the station from 5 until board-
Sandwiches and soft drinks will
be available on the train.
Plans call for general closing of
most downtown businesses at 5
p.m. Friday to allow store employ-
ees and owners to make the trip,
Big Brahma Line
The Yoemen, recouping from a
18-7 loss to Taylor Friday, will be
up against another heavy team.
Coach Jim Speer told The Herald.
He said the same starling lineup
would go against the Brahmas at
the 8 p.m. kickoff.
The Bellville train will stop only
a few blocks from the field and
fans can walk to the stadium. The
train will standby for departure af-
ter the game and will return to
Cameron about 12:15 that night.
Bellville officials will provide
transportation for band instru-
ments to the field and direct traf-
fic for the Cameron fans.
The rally-bonfire and Bellville
Special drew the endorsement of
the Cameron Chamber of Commer-
ce, Cameron Public Schools and a
proclamation of Beat Bellville
Days by Mayor Bassel Wilson.
Clear Skies Seen
Weather and roads were of concern to some Yoe-
man boosters on the eve of the game at Bellville Fri-
A weather report from the Bellville News’ Ed
Holder at presstime Wednesday showed that no rain
had fallen in Bellville during the past few days and
no rain was exjiected Friday night. Holder is editor
of the News.
Weather reports in Cameron, about 90 miles north-
west of Bellville, indicated mild, clear weather by Jay-
cee traintime Friday night.
And Trooper John Blansit, area state highway pa-
trol officer, told The Herald Wednesday that the
stretch of roadway between Somerville and Brenham
on SH 36 was torn up by construction work.
Blansit also noted that a nurntter of towns will have
fans on the road for games Friday night.
Holder noted that the Bellville football field was in
excellent shape for the game Friday.
Trooper Blansit advised fans to take the Bellville
train if they plan to attend the game tomorrow night.
He said the safe driving time would be over two hours
Friday $ Day
Cameron’s First Friday Dollar
Day was a successful one, accord-
ing to participating merchants.
The consensus of businessmen
showed that sales were up through-
out their stores with one concern
reporting a major gain over the
same day last year.
Bill McIntosh, owner of McIn-
tosh's, noted heavy b u s i n ess
throughout his store during the
Friday Dollar Day promotion, sec-
ond to be held in Cameron this
Good buying was reporte d
throughout Penny's according to
Manager Lewis McKee. He said
it compared favorably with the
previous year's Dollar Day and
said buying was favorable Thurs-
day. Friday and Saturday.
Lewis-Chili Shoe Store, Gold-
farb's and Schigut’s sotre officials
also told The Herald that buyers
were apparently eager to snap up
the Dollar Day pedals.
Gene Goldfarb said buying was
generally good Friday and contin-
ued Saturday following Dollar Day.
that he added extra clerks to wait
on his customers at Lewis-Chili
And John S c h i g u t, operator
of Schjgut’s, said Dollar Day buy-
ers kept his staff busy throughout
The Dollar Day promotion is a
monthly sales special boosted by
downtown merchants in Cameron.
WHEREAS The City of Came-
ron desires to boost Yoe High
School’s Yoemen each and eve-
ry game throughout the 1958
football season and,
WHEREAS The Cameron Jun-
ior Chamber of Commerce is
making a special effort to
boost the Yoemen at the Bell-
ville game October 10 at Bell-
ville by providing YHS boost-
ers with a football train for
the trip and,
WHEREAS The Cameron Quar-
terback Club. The Cameron
Chamber of Commerce and
the Cameron Public Schools
have endorsed the Bellville
football train as an enthusias-
tic means of assuring Came-
ron spectator support at the
WHEREAS The Cameron Jun-
ior Chamber of Commerce and
Cameron Public Schools
have organized a pre-game
Beat Bellville parade and ral-
ly-bonfire at Lawless Green
Field for Thursday. October 9
WHEREAS these activities
are a visible means of pro-
moting enthusiasm in school
and civic activities, now,
THEREFORE: I, Bassel Wil-
son, Mayor of the City of Cam-
eron, Texas do hereby pro-
claim Thursday October 9, and
Friday, October 10. 1958, BEAT
BELLVILLE DAYS in Came-
ron for the enthusiastic sup-
port of tlie Yoe High School
football team at Bellville and
throughout the remainder of
Bassel Wilson, Mayor
City of Cameron, Texas
To Boost Club
In City Tonight
The Cameron Yoemen will get
a flaming boost for victory at Bell-
ville Thursday night at the school's
grid rally-bonfire tonight.
Starting at 6:45 p.m. at Milam
County Courthouse, a parade of
students, Yoe High School band,
fire and police vehicles will parade
to Lawless Green for the rally-
Highlight event of the rally will
be lighting of the huge bonfire
at Lawless Green.
Coach Jim Speer and Asst.
Coach Murphy Webster will be on
hand to call for a victory over
Tte rally will start the proclaim-
ed Beat Bellville Days that will be
highlighted by the Brahma-Yoemen
gume at Bellville 8 p.m. Friday.
The host of students and boosters
are expected to board the Jaycee
Bellville Special 5 30 pm. Friday
The Yoemen will travel by bus
to Bellville, about 90 miles south-
east of Cameron.
Brahma starters will outweigh
the Yoemen about 10 pounds to the
man, Coach Speer said.
Cameron’s Yoemen will meet
with a talented crew of Brahmas
headed by halfback Fred Deutrich
and veteran linemen Byron Balka
and Gene Wietstruck.
The same Yoemen team will
start at Bellville that opened grid
conflict with Taylor last Friday
John Wayne Josey
Postmaster Notes _______
New P0 Schedule Buckholts Badgers
Face Smiley Friday
Stamp and parcel post windows
will be open from 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. at the Cameron post office
according to a new schedule issued
today by John Hays, postmaster.
Hays said that this would not in-
clude the money order windows
which will follow the old schedule
of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Buckholts Badgers will face
Smiley at 8 p.m. Friday on the
Buckholts field for their second
conference 8 man football game.
The Badgers lost to Kyle last
week 28 to 14 on the Kyle field ac-
cording to Louis DeWald, coach.
Funeral services for Bob Terry
were held at the First Methodist
Church in Cameron 2 p.m. Thurs-
The Rev. E. J. Davis offeiiated
and burial was in Oak Hill Ceme-
Terry, 69, died early Wednesday
morning October 1 at his home in
the Minerva community.
He took an active interest in
Cameron civic life before moving
to his ranch in 1950.
He was a member of the City
Council from 1937 until 1950, a
member of the First Methodist
Church and a charter member of
the Cameron Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mr3.
Bob Terry: two sons, Howard and
Robert L., both of Houston: one
daughter. Mrs. Orlette Watson of
Clifton; three brothers, Gibb, Roy
and Charles, all of Cameron; and
four sisters, Mrs. Henry Pattino,
Cameron, Mrs. J. L. Barmore,
Cameron, Mrs. Percy Y„ Weisliuhn,
Houston anrl Mrs. L. J. Wheeless
of Covington, La. Also surviving
arc eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Make McDer-
mott, Sam McDermott Jr., An-
drew Esslinger, William C. Wal-
lace, Dwight Moody, George Mil-
ler, J. R. Young, and Jack Perry
Honorary pallbearers were Dr.
C. G. Swift, Melvin Ford, Lee Wal-
lace, Dudley McDaniels, Bill Hall,
Lester Turner, Frank Monroe, Roy
Griffith, A. W. McCullin, Charlie
Johnson, Carl Black, W.. S. Lamp-
kin, Frank Stewart, Thurman Dod-
son, John Hayes, John Lawhom
and A. H. Baskin, Jr.
Marek-Burns was in charge of
Seeking Your Help...
NM Fund Drive Begins
United Fund Workers from three
civic groups began “Operation Big
Push" Monday in the business dis-
tricts of Cameron.
Campaign Chairman Don G.
Humble said that voluntee- work-
ers from the Lions, Rotary md
Kiwanis Clubs are calling on the
200 business firms for pledges pri-
or to the general North Milam
drive later this month.
E. O. Schiller, Jr., president of
the North Milam United Fund,
said the goal of this weeks drive
was gaining pledges toward "\
major portion of the $12,850 goal
set for 1956.
October 16 Mee<
Schiller said a meeting of all
other volunteer workers in the
North Milam Area will be called
8 p.m. Thursday, October 16, at
the Milam District Courtroom.
Humble asked that workers
from every North Milam com-
munity attend the workshop to
plan a house-by-house canvass of
Cameron and North Milam Coun-
ty. The North Milam Fund covers
all of Milam County north of Little
Riv-w whiie a s milar drive is con-
duced in Rockdale south of the
Agencies participating in the
1958 drive are: Salvation Army,
North Milam Charities. Red Cross.
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Heart
Fund, and Library Fund. Funds
for the library will be solicited
only from Cameron, Humble said
The special gifts drive will be
completed before the meeting of
workers for the house-to-house
campaign. Humble added.
Appropriations for the agencies
this year are: Boy Scouts. $3,500;
$1,500; North Milam Charities.
$1,000; Red Cross, $3,000; Heart
Fund. $100; and Library Fund,
Wiley Loughmiller, Cameron
School Superintendent has announc-
ed homecoming activities for Yoe
High School on October 17.
Homecoming queen nominees
named by their class members
are: Ann Swift, senior class; Kay
Pernice. junior class; Rebecca
Foster, sophomore class; Mary
Ami Jones, freshman class.
Loughmiller said that the queen
contest would be determined by
the class tloat contest and ticket
sales to the Homecoming game.
The decorated floats will amount
for 2-3 of the vote and tickets
Homecoming activities will be-
gin at 11:30 a.m. with a parde ia
downtown Cameron and the foot-
ball game at Yoe Field between
the Yoemen and Belton at 8 p.m.
Following the game seniors will
act as hosts for a coffee in the
Homemaking Department at the
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