The Cameron Herald (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 95, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 24, 1954 Page: 4 of 14
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THE CAMERON HERALD
“CAMERON'S LEADING NEWSPAPER SINCE I860"
TOURS., JUNE 24, 1954
County Roads Over
Accidents plagued the Milnm
county highways over the week-
end, beginning Friday night. The
only serious damage, however,
was the Fleteher-Armstead wreck
On Friday night at 8:45 a 1954
Chevrolet sedan driven by Jose
Escalante, Jr„ of Rogers collid-
ed with a 1050 Ford driven by
Clyde Wayne McCarty of Cam-
eron. Escalunte was driving
East on old U. S. 1V*0, just inside
west city limits of Cameron. He
was attempting to make a left
turn when McCarty, driving in
the same direction, attempted to
pass Escalante and collided with
the left side of the Chevrolet.
No serious damages or injuries
That same night at 11:20, Wil-
liam C. Black, local attorney,
driving a 1951 Chevrolet and
Curtis Junior Shelton, colored of
Cisco cracked up on the Little
River Bridge. Black was going
south on U. S. 77 and came upon
Shelton who was driving a 1950
Mercury and parked crossways
on the bridge. It was reported
that Shelton was parked in such
a manner that his tail light could
not be seen. Black came upon
him, and applied his brakes and
pulled to the left to avoid hitting
the parked car. After skidding in-
to the banisters of the bridge, he
slid backwards into the Mercury.
No injuries were received by
Black or Shelton, nor any of the
passengers in his car. Shelton
was carrying his family.
The Mercury received only
slight damages, but the Chevrol-
et suffered heavy damages. Char-
ges were filed.
Charges were filed on Doth
drivers in an accident that oc-
cured Saturday noon. Chano Flo-
rez Gerrero of Rockdale was
driving a 1950 Chevrolet truck
and attempting to make a left
turn off of U. S. 79 on the high
school street at Milano. Failing
to give a hand signal, he was
struck from the rear by L. B.
Blake of Milano, who was driv-
ing a 1934 Chevrolet. Blake was
attempting to pass Gerrero.
A few cuts and bruses were
received by the drivers. The truck
was slightly damaged, however,
the front of the car was complete-
Another accident, happening on
U.S. 36, involved a 1952 Chev-
rolet cattle truck and trailer,
driven by Clarence Eugene Eplen
of Hamilton. Eplen was driving
North on Highway 36 about 7
1-2 miles South of Cameron when
he lost control of his vehicle
and turned over in the ditch. Rid-
ing with him was his six-year-
old son, Billy Joe Eplen. TTie
youngster .was brought to St. Ed-
ward Hospital for treatment of
cute on his arm.
Eplen stated that he lost control
of the truck when he was attempt-
ing to palce his son who was
asleep on the seat of the car.
Eplen was carrying a partical
load of cross ties in the truck
belonging to Bob Meyers of Ham-
ilton. The truck and trailer were
Patrolmen John Blanslt inves-
tigated all of the accidents.
Judge of Milam County and serv.
ed in that capacity without an
opponent until 1916. Thut year
he was elected Judge of the 20th
Judicial District then composed
of Milam, Robertson and Brazos
Counties. Later Robertson and
Brazos counties were made the
85th district and he continued as
til 1933. He returned to law prac-
as judge of the 20th district un-
tice in Cameron until 1944 when
he was again elected judge of
the 20th district, serving until
1948 when he again entered pri
vate law practice.
Judge Watson was an elder in
the First Presbyterian Church for
many years. He served as Sunday
School superintendent, taught the
Mens’ Bible Class and was trea
surer of the building fund at the
time of the erection of the present
He served as president of the
Milam County Bar Association
and was a member of the State
Bar of Texas. He was Master of
the Masonic Lodge in Cameron
when the present Masonic build-
ing was built and was also a
member of the Hella Shrine in
Dallas. Until recent years, he
was active in both church and civ-
ic life of his community, taking
part in the work of the Central
Texas Presbytery and Texas Sy-
nod. His contribution to the peop-
le of his county is held in high
esteem by many. The family has
received telegrams phone calls
and messages of condolence from
fri'ids over the state. Members
of his family for many years have
been active in progress of their
In 1898 Judge Watson married
Miss Maidie Burnett Bassett of
Dallas. She preceded him in dea’h
in February 1946. He is survived
by five children: Mrs Donald G.
Kilgore of Dallas, Bassett Wat-
son of Waco, Paul L. Watson of
Taylor, Mrs. John R. Baldwin of
Baytown and John B. Watson of
Dallas; two brothers, Dr. James
W atson of Cameron and Dr. Huey
Watson of Alabama, ten grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
Services were scheduled at the
First Presbyterian Church, Cam-
eron, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June
22. Rev. John C. Solomon, pas-
tor, conducting the service. In-
terment in Oak Hill Cemetery
with Marek-Burns Funeral Home
Active pallbearers include W.
C. Wallace, Drayton McLane, C.
L. Canady, Charlie Terry, Julian
Freeman of Houston, Carl Black,
Emory B. Camp and L. Van Perk-
Honorary pallbearers were the
members of the Board of Deacons
and Elders at the First Presby-
terian Church and members of
the Milam County Bar Associ-
is Hensley of Maysfield are haul-
ing melons to various markets ov-
er the state. Other farmers re-
ported they would begin some
time this week.
Two farmers from the Marlow
and Milano communities reported
that the grasshoppers were dam-
aging their cantaloupes to a great
extent, especially those that
were beginning to ripen. The
hoppers seldom attack the green
cantaloupes, possibly because
they do not hnve that fine tempt-
J. I.. Foster, manager at Fos-
ter Produce, said the Milam can-
taloupes were some of the best
he had seen in several years. One
farmer reported he was getting
$2.00 to $2.50 a bushel on the
Dallas Market which is a pretty
good price for them.
There are from three to four
thousand acres of cantaloupes in
the trade area. The income from
this crop usually amounts to
several thousands of dollars an-
nually. Some of the fanners were
late this year about getting their
n-op planted due to lack of mois-
ture in the early spring. Insect
infestation has been slight this
season, excepting the grasshop-
Cantaloupe productlng usually
gets into full swing around
“Juneteenth.” This year will be
u little later, however, the vines
will begin to burn as has the
corn, if some rain does not oc-
cur in the next week. Many
farmers have put several hund-
red dollars in their cantaloupe
and tomato crops hut will rea-
lize little profit since it has been
so dry during the month of June.
A good crop of tomatoes and can-
taloupes always stimulates busi-
ness in the trade area. Business-
men always welcome the sight
when they see these two products
in good quanity and quality com-
ing to market.
paid their assessments: W. R.
Poage, $150.; Herman Yezak $10.
Emory J. Alford, $187.60; O. P.
Organ, $187.50; O. C. Nolte,
$26.31; George Gamble, #20.63;
Byron Neal, $187.50; I.eRoy Hill-
yer, $20.00; Max McClaren, $25.00
Leonard Allen, $10.00; E. Horst-
mann, $26.31; L. N. McDonald,
$15.00; W. E. Thomas, #18.00;
E. G. Crane, $40.00; R. H. Me-
Casland, $187.50; E. G. Stiles,
$187.50; W. W. (Doc) Markham,
$187.50; Mrs. Ida Johns, $150.00
H. H. Pruett, $678.60; E. C.
Fischer, $187.50; and Carl C.
Black, $249.99; Robert Nelson,
$253.47, Jim Miller $253.47.
With only three days left, ov-
er half of the candidates have
yet to pay their assessment fees.
The fees this year were slight-
ly higher than two years ago due
to the fact that some of the of-
ficials have bad an increase in
salary, and to take cure OV a
slight increase in the budget.
There has not Wen to much
campaigning going on, as there
are only a few contested races,
one county-wide, the rest pre-
cinct. Reports from precinct 4 in
the commissioner’s race indicate
there is considerable amount of
politicing going on in that area.
There urc six candidates in that
race. The other commissioner
races are also contested.
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Fuller, Jr.,
are the happy parents of a new
daughter born in a Houston hos-
pital June 13. She has been num-
ed Barbara Kaye. The Fullers
have another daughter, three
year old Kathie Faye.
• Outlaw Rodeo Stock
• Pretty Cowgirls Trick Riding
• Real Indians Doing War Dances
• Free Shetland Pony Given Away July 2
• Free Fireworks Display Monday Night July 5 8:00 P.M.
You get more good-eating meat for your
money when you buy trimmed-before-weigh-
ing meats. The illustration at right shows
you how Safeway trims rib roast before it
is displayed for sale. Result: you pay only
for portion that will eat just right... not
for excess bone, waste and fat. Safeway reg-
ularly trims its meats this money-saving
way—each cut according to its own special
requirements. Start buying trimmed-be-
fore-weighing meats today and see how
they help keep your food budget in line.
Get your SOMERSET
.and wrapper from
Quickly cleanly toasts franks just
right... “Hit of the Picnic”
This Senmer Attend
American Legion Hall
• Offered by Blinn College, Hrenham, Texas
• Courses In Busine** \nd Related Fields
• Second Summer Session Begins 7 p.m., July 12
• Fall Semester Begins Monday, Sept. FT
• First (ounty-Owned Public Jr. College in Texas.
Approved For Korean Volt and Non-Vats
Korean Veterans who were released from
service prior to July 20, 1952 must he in
school on or before July 2». 1954 or lose
their educational henefita under Public I .aw
550. Others must enroll in school anytime
within two years following release.
Write Registrar. Blinn College, Brenham. Texas for
Additional Information Or See Your County Service
1 -Lb. cello
Heavy Beef Rib Roast
Standing. 7" cut.
U. S. choice-grade heavy beef
*WJore quality meats...
Sirloin Steak r- *
U. J. dialc*- QO a
; grad. hw»J t>*«f tb. OOf
Plate Boil^ad.'hM^b.^ u». 294
Sliced Bacon 694
Mayday Salad Oil
Powdered Milk Mike’s as. **.
Dry Salt Jowls .**,^33 4
Smoked Picnics */io-u. a*mrw 454
Pork Sausage wto^M 3% n* 454
Pork SpareribstM*. *** ». 694
Lunch MeatorETuw M E* 254
Choice Ground Beef
Sirloin Stea k U. S. gov't.-graded calf
Calf Chuck Roast
Calf Short Ribs;:
daily at Safeway Lb.
U. S. gov't.-
Sliced or crvnhed. Hawaiian
Taste Tells Tomato Juice
Tuxedo Tuna Fish
Pure Cane Sugar
Mrs. Tucker’s Shortening
Busy Baker Crackers,
at any tfm«
■""■"J™"" Salad Dressing
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POPULAR WITH RVKRYONt
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Shady Lane Butter
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Broccoli Spears*.* q-i.
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Airway Coffee*«ir. m ,1.10 Soap Powderwu*
Nob Hill Coffee 1.12 Soap Powder ww..
Edwards Coffee ’c-' 1.17 Parade Detergent
1.25 Parade Detergent
head* *,jr” lb.
Tangy Lemons jm 1 ib. 15*
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Toot. Welt (tiled earn
IIlore fresh produce.~
Cantaloupes c*m jn i*. 94
Seedless Grapei i i*. 254
Potatoes rtil-V’.Lw £»u 554
“Salad at »be Week leclpe"
Produce Feature of the Week
,1-Lb. % 1 O4 Light Globes
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t io-Oz. 104 Ught GlobesiT
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184 hearty...live hearty!
354 Sweet Milk i**™.. nm, “ Si. 2*“
204 Sweet Milk i*-.. «.*♦. cL0”1,
394 Lucerne Buttermilk i
Cottage Cheese cm0' .154
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Green Onions ]
54 Apricots 1
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Be sure ... shop
Pricer effective . ,,
Friday and Saturday
June 24 - 25 • 2d
In Cameron. Texan
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Brown, Milton F., Jr. The Cameron Herald (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 95, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 24, 1954, newspaper, June 24, 1954; Cameron, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth577388/m1/4/: accessed June 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.