The Cameron Herald and Centinel (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 88, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 5, 1948 Page: 1 of 10
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VOLUME NUMBER 88
CAMERON, MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1948
J. B. Whit*
Party Should Benefit
A. B. Brady, Chairman of the Rob-
ertson County Democratic Executive
Committee, thinks that Henry A.
Wallace’s bid for the Presidency on
Third Party ticket should benefit the
true Democratic Party. Mr. Brady
has issued the following statement:
"It will make true democrats take
more active interest in the campaign.
It will at least show the real align-
ment of the voters that still believe
in the democratic principles of
Thomas Jefferson from those of Mr.
Wallace and his communistic back-
ers. It is true that in Mr. Wallace’s
imaginary campaign for liberulism
there will be some innocent and sin-
cere people to fall in his camp.
“Let us not forget that it was a
Henry A. Wallace who formed the
first Republican Thousand Dollar
Club (every member gave a thous-
and dollars) to help elect his personal
friend, Herbert Hoover in 1928.
“Is there anyone Hying now that
was living then that could forget
what happened after the election of
Herbert Hoover and the overwhelm-
ing Republican House and Senate?
Could anyone forget that four years
of terror in which the economical
structure of our country almost col-
lapsed? Is there any one in Robert
soh county that could forget that cot-
tonseed dropped to $8.00 a ton; cot-
ton to six cents a pound; nice size
hogs as low as four and five dollars
each, and some cattle seven and eight
dollars a head; eggs, three dozen
for twenty-five cents? Many other
items of like drop in value could be
enumerated. But most of all, can
any one forget the poverty-stricken
situation of the twenty-five million
people that were out of work during
the Hoover administration? Mr. Wal-
lace and his thousand dollar clubbers
promised the voters a chicken in
every pot and a car in every garage.
Well, voters you know what you got.
“Then came along that great lead-
er, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led the
country out of choas and the throes
of revolution. Then came the turn-
about-face. Things looked greener in
the other fellow’s pasture and Wal-
lace got on the bandwagon. He was
so convincing that Roosevelt event-
ually chose him as his running mate.
Wallace’s ideas were so mystifying
that Roosevelt dropped him for a
running mate on his fourth race and
chose that great leader, Harry S.
Truman to run in the place formerly
held by Mr. Wallace. Mr. Truman,
to appease Mr, Wallace, gave Mr.
Wallace a place in the presidential
cabinet. When our administration
saw that we had to get firm with
Russia, Mr. Wallace bouyantly repu-
diated the stand of the administration
much to the embarrassment of our
government and its foreign policy.
"President Truman had to ask for
Wallace’s resignation. There was only
one camp left for Mr. Wallace—the
Red camp and so sprung the Third
Party with Mr. Wallace as its presi-
“Loyal Democrats do not fall for
false theories. While this country
and all its people prosper, the farm-
ers of Russia turn their wheat over to
the government and in turn are given
back black bread to eat.
“Loyal Democrats do not forget
the Thousand Dollar Clubs and the
great Hoover d* o' ,sion. Don’t for-
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Roy Griffith .................................... 664
Chas. Smith ................................... 517
Alderman Place 1
August Kunz .................................. 778
Grady Stidham ............................ 354
Alderman Place 2
L. Van Perkins ................................ 596
Emmett Slreetman ........................ 313
Joe Bass ........................................ 252
Roy Baskin .................................... 1189
W. H. Stafford ............................ 1195
Jim McGoldrick ............................ 608
Joe Richter .................................... 577
To Meet Thursday
On Trades Day Plan
Cameron Merchants interested in
a Trades Day Program are request-
ed to meet in the District Court-room
of the Court House, Thursday Night,
February 5, at 7:30 p. m.
A. C. Dacus, of the National
Trades Day Association, met with a
small number of merchants here last
week and explained his program. All
merchants attending the meeting ap-
proved the program and requested
another meeting be held so that more
merchants could benefit from a
Trades Day Program. A second meet-
ing was hampered by bad weather
and it is urgent that all interested
concerns be represented at the meet-
ing Thursday Night.
27 Road Projects
Are Announced; One
For Highway 77
AUSTIN, Jan. 27—Twenty-seven
construction and maintenance pro-
jects totaling $592,240 today were
authorized by the state highway
Largest of the projects is one in
Concho county calling for construc-
tion of a dustless, two-lane farm-to-
market highway extending approxi-
mately 33 miles from the Tom Green
county line east to the McCulloch
county line at an estimated cost of
Concho county will provide 75 per
cent of the construction cost and
furnish all required right-of-way
The highway department will provide
25 per cent of the cost, furnish en-
gineering and maintain the road up-
For County Clerk
CLERK MIL! COUNTY
Shirley McLean has announced his
candidacy for the nomination for
County Clerk subject to the Demo-
cratic Primary Election to be held
on Saturday, July 24, 1948.
Mr. McLean is 30 years old, mar-
ried with one child and is a member
of the Methodist Church. He is a
graduate of Yoe High School in Cam-
eron and played on the two great
Yoemen teams of 1934 and 1935.
Mr. McLean entered the Army on
October 8, 1941 and served four years
spending thirty-one months in the
Southwest Pacific Theatre of opera
tions and was wounded in action on
the 16th of January 1943 while serv-
ing with the One Hundred Sixty
Third Infantry of the Forty First
Shirley is an active member of the
American Legion and the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and holds office in the
Knights of Pythias Lodge.
He plans to see and talk with every
voter in Milam County and pledges
his sincere appreciation of any sup-
port that might be given him by his
friends over the County .
ROY GRIFFITH IS NOMINATED
MORE PAY FOR THE WAR VETERANS
COLDER BY THURSDAY
fbiday February 13
Under the auspices of the Council
Other projects include: of Church Women of Cameron, re-
Falls — $5,440 appropriated to I presenting the Protestant churches
>ase and place asphalt of the community, the “World Day
of Prayer” will be observed at a
union meeting in the First Baptist
Church on Friday, February 13, be-
ginning at 3 p. m. Mrs. Lee Lemons,
president of the Council, will preside;
and Mrs. John B. Henderson will lead
the devotional service.
The churches represented in the
Council of Church Women of Cam-
eron and uniting in this “World Day
of Prayer" are the First Methodist,
the First Baptist, the First Christian,
Episcopal, and the First Presbyter-
ian. The committee planning the pro-
grams of the day, in addition to
Mrs. Lemons and Mrs. Hicks are:
Mrs. J. L. Callaway, Jr., Mrs. Stan-
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surface on U. S. 77 through Lott.
Camp Hood Soldier
Is Stabbed Saturday
In A Negro Cafe
A simple assualt charge has been
filed against Mozelle Smith in con-
nection with the stabbing of Pvt.
Cal Greer, negro soldier from Camp
According to officers the negro
soldier was not seriously injured and
was taken to Camp Hood.
The negro woman is* in jail await-
ing disposition of her case by local
R. L. Batte Recalls Old Times With Cameron
Firemen as $50 Donated to Convention Fund
4 Battes Participate In Sending Money
Automobile registrations in Milam
i county in 1946 totaled 6,640 accord-
ing to a special audit report from
the State Highway Department.
Milam county was next to Coryell
in registrations and far behind Bell
Registrations in Milam county
brought in a gross of $83,094 and
from this amount the sum of $16,-
667 was paid to the state leaving
the net to this county $66,527.
For a number of years these reg-
istration fees have been divided
equally between the four Commis-
sioner Precincts of the county. The
registrations in Precinct 2 at Cats- went the limit regardless to danger
eron exceed l
far those of any
R. L. Batte, Sr., pioneer, recalls
old times in Cameron as he sends the
Department a check for $50.00 to
apply on their May convention fund.
John C. Andres, Secretary of the
Firemen has asked permission to
print the following letter written by
“Fire Chief Ralph Michalka, and
members of Cameron Volunteer Fire
“We hear that you will have a
fireman convention in Cameron about
the first of May and knowing that
you will have considerable expense
we are sending you a check for
$50.00 as a token of our appreciation
of your efforts as firemen.
“Being an old resident of Cameron
I will remember the organization of
the old hook and ladder company,
John T. Arnold as chief and Will
Caldwell as driver of the fire wa-
gon and old Tom and Jerry the first
fire horses to be used as motor pow-
er. The fire boys were brave in those
days the same as now, and they
to life and limb.
“Among the first members was
Frank Porter, John T. Arnold, Ar-
thur Baskin, Will Caldwell, Matt
Bailey, The Cheeves, Roy and Jeff
Jeter, Dick Batte, Will Crain and
many others, many who have gone
to their last reward.
“They were brave boys then and
you are brave boys now. Made of
the stuff that make heroes. You do
R. L. BATTE, Sr.,
MRS. R. L. BATTE, Sr.,
MARY BELLE BATTE,
LELIA LEE BATTE.”
DEFEATS CHAS. SMITH
BY 147 VOTE MEIN
Roy Griffith, well known Cameron
business man and former member of
the City Council, was nominated for
Mayor Tuesday over Chas. C. Smith,
Sr., former Mayor.
Mr. Griffith’s majority was 147
votes. Chas. C. Smith who held the
office 12 years has been defeated
3 times. Mr. Griffith was defeated
by August Kunz in 1946 for a place
on the Council.
Mr. Griffith who will become May-
or in April, made no commitments
hut said he would do the best he
could and pledged the people that
he will strive for an efficient ad-
ministration of the city’s affairs and
stands ready to co-operate for the
betterment of Cameron.
Grady Stidham who withdrew from
the race received 354 votes. Mr.
Kunz was re-nominated.
In the race for City Marshal the
incumbent Jim McGoldrick, won the
race by 31 majority over Joe Rich-
A total of 1201 votes were east.
The weather was Imd and many
may have failed to go to the polls
on that account.
Negro voters took part in the
primary and quite a few cast, bal-
NEW FARM" STORE TO
Will OPEN HOUSE HERE
The big note of progress for 1948
along commercial row in Cameron
will be the opening of the new store
of Burkes-Howard Company here on
Saturday, February 5.
Construction work was begun in
the fall of 1947 and the new plant at
the corner of North Fannin avenue
and Highway 77 marks a new era in
the sale and service of farm equip-
ment. The company sells Farmall
Tractors, McCormick-Deering farm
equipment and International Trucks.
The new store, a prototype build-
ing, is large and incorporates a num-
ber of departments. The company
has provided a service department, to
be manned by experienced mechanics
and will service equipment of all
kinds, including cars and trucks.
Open house will be held from 2
to 5 p. m. and refreshments will E>e
served. The company has mailed to
thousands of friends and customers
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JOBS ARE BENEFITTED
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3—Two hills
benefiting veterans broke out of a
log-jam and passed the house today
by thumping majorities.
One went to President Truman
on a 370-6 vote. It would.
1. Raise the allowance for un-
married veterans in college from
$65 a month to $75.
2. Pay a married student with one
dependent $105 a month, and those
with two or more dependents $120
The payment for all married stu-
dents now is $90.
The other hill would raise the
amount of veteran taking on-the-
job training can receive from his
employer while getting government
subsistence allowances. It passed
371-5 hut it differed with the ver-
sion passed by the senate and must
await an agreement between the
As approved by the house, it
would allow single men to receive
$250 a month in combined allow-
ance and salary, those with one de-
pendent $325, and those with two
or more $350. The present ceilings
$175 for single men and $200 for
The present ceilings on subsis-
tence allowances would not be
changed. These are $65 a month for
single veterans, and $90 for mar-
Both bills passed the senate last
summer. The house veterans affairs
committee approved them and
Chairman Rogers (R-Mass) set out
to get them before the house.
Mrs. Rogers repeatedly appealed
to house Republican leaders for per-
mission to bring the bills up. The
rules committee did not give her
committee a hearing.
Then last week rules Chairman
Allen (R-Il!) announced that the
bills would be considered as chairman,
but as a house leader urging other
leaders to join him in backing the
CHANGE HIES MS
It is going to he colder by Thurs-
day hut not so cold as during the
severe spell of last week, it was
indicated in the forecast for Thurs-
day and Friday.
While another Revere blizzard was
heading into New England nnd some-
what down the Atlantic seaboard,
another wave of slightly less tem-
perature was coming down to Texas
through the upper plains country.
Rain was pretty general over
Texas but not sufficient to bring the
desired relief from late winter drouth.
It would be cloudy in the Cameron
and Central Texas area for the next
48 hours and possibly longer with
turning cold Thursday late or Fri-
day. There was no relief in site
from the cloudy skies and drizzle
that blotted out the sun Sunday.
Fred L. Jacksons
Parents Baby Son
To the voters of Cameron: As it
is impossible to see each and every
one persona;.y to thank you for your
part in electing me as your mayor
I take this method of expressing to
you, my sincere thanks and apprecia-
tion for the splendid vote you gave
me I hope you never regret it and
to you who did not see fit to support
me, I am still your friend.
FRANK M. HALEY FILES
Frank M. Haley, of Rockdale, a
widely known citizen and business
man, has filed for a place on the
ballot as a candidate for the nomina-
tion for Representative of the 65th
district composed of Milam, Lee and
Mr. Haley said he would probably
make a formal statement of his views
at the proper time in the campaign
but due to the early date had not
completely formulated his policies.
He would like to hear from as many
people as possible to get a more
complete understanding of what they
believe a representative should do
to help this District, so long forgot-
ten and neglected.
Mr. Haley has been a citizen of
Milam county for a number of years
and operates a number of dry goods
stores in the District and feels he
could be of especial service to the
people in the coming legislature.
He expressed appreciation for the
encouragement he has received and
for the solicitations that led to his
filing for a place on the ballot. He
has a program for the people and will
have something important to say at
the proper time. In the meantime
he will greatly appreciate anything
his friends may do in the way of
support for his candidacy.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Jackson arc
the parents of a six and a half pound
son born, at St. Edwards Hospital
January 30, 1948. lie has been nam-
ed Frederick Lawrence, Jr. The
mother is the former Ann Kuhn,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Kuhn
of Clarkson. Mr. Jackson is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Jackson,
and is a veteran of the lust war,
having served in the U. S. Navy.
Senator Kyle Vick will be a candi-
date for re-election to the State Sen-
ate from this district, he informed
The Herald Tuesday.
Senator Vick will make a formal
announcement at a later date for
publication in the newspapers of the
district, he said.
Friends in Milam county will be
glad to know that Senator Vick will
offer for re-election. He has served
his district well and has a host of
friends and supporters in this area.
The district is composed of Milam,
McLennan, Falls and Limestone coun-
Senator Vick has always had a very
warm feeling for the people of this
county since they have so generously
supported him and he in turn has
been instrumental in doing many
worthwhile things for the people.
Chester Rogers, of Rosebud made
a business trip to Cameron recently.
CANDIDACY ON TUESDAY
Roy Vaughan, war veteran and
popular young Cameron business
man, announced to-day that he will
seek the nomination for District
Clerk at the coming Primary elec-
tion on Saturday, July 24.
Mr. Vaughan was an Army Air
Corps Pilot for 6 years during World
War 2 and served with distinction.
When discharged he returned to his
homo in Milam county.
In making announcement that he
will be a candidate for this office,
Mr. Vaughan who was a Lieutenant
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Scout Week Is Observed
KIDDIES ARE DDE ID SIZEAB1E SUM TDTAES
UP IN BENEFITS HERE
Milam county needy will receive
$654,742 in 1948 according to state
welfare figures just compiled in Aus-
It > shown that central Texas
counties bordered hy Milam will get
5 million dollars this year.
Old age pensions arc by far the
largest of these payments to be
made by state and national funds.
The 1948 total estimated for Milam
county this year for old age assist-
ance will be $574,128.
The second largest sum included
in security benefits will go to de-
pendent children and those in Milam
county will receive a totals $84474.
Next follows the h|ted and this
total will be $16,440. *
In Milam county there an .1670
on the old age assistance roll, 4$ re-
ceiving benefits for blindness sad 40
This is Boy Scout Week and tri-
butes are due for this great Youth
Cameron was prepared to take full
advantage of the wpek to think and
plan for the support of this great
character building organization.
The Boy Scout movement was be-
gun in England in 1908. The founda-
tion for the now world wide organi-
zation grew from experiences and
impressions of youth during the siege
of Mafeking in 1899. It was there
that Sir Robert S. S. Baden-Powell,
*ti Englishman, saw boys organized
into an efficient messenger service.
When Baden-Powell returned to
England in 1902 the idea was fos-
tered and received popular support.
A royal Charter of Incorporation was
granted in 1910.
In the United States, Daniel Car-
ter Beard and Ernest Thompson Se-
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