The Cameron Herald and Centinel (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1946 Page: 1 of 8
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flit EIECIION HERE
IHESDdV APRIL 1
brought Cameron again Into thr fore-
front in central Texas a« a machinery
t• round Huh hern
new building. In the
hI o facing Hlghwio
f’ullln has under const ruction a large
tnodern service station of white Texas
limestone. West on city property two
building* are projected, one the mu-
nicipal building and the other a mem
m ini ndultoritim .library and museum
building for the citv.
MRS. ADA BELL DIED IN
All eity of i tem
i general election in April.
The official ballot will carry
j names of the nominee* from
Democratic I’rimnry in February, n«
1 there were no other certifications
from the City Secretary,
Names of the nominees to he print-
ed on the ballot follow: For Mayor,
A, W Met ullin; For City Secretary
j and Treasurer, Hay Tyson; For A tr-
lent hi* In
* was horn
, now In civilian hfi
d in t a inn on whet
RODEO CONTRACT WILL
BE MADE HERE FRIDAY
VM Kinder uni horn at Fair in
mi matted to I aura Marhutnn, <
|K>:t and moved ho < orlnlh Mi. Kan
del wan a member Of the Lutheran
ehuieh at Salem,
Mil survivors tnelude hi* widow,
and one dnitchtei I.Uctlh' Rainier, an I
on, mi, \\ dlai d Zander, who live at
then home item Burlington, Its is
aMo 1 illviveed l»y one brother, Hie!'
aist Zander of Murlinglon, and fiv.*
i«tei , Mi Hugo Fuessal, Hurling
ton, Mrs Fratthe (Jailer, Temple) Mix,
Vnrh'l Klin i'it, Houston, Mrs, VVillit
(iallcr, Fnit Arthur: Mi*. Maty
Henke of Huiiingti'
V hurt i t vice ' o liebl nl
tireen Funeral Chapel al p.m
17,815 BALES OF COTTON EASTER SEAL SALE IS
Mrs. Ada Bell, w:fe of Thomas Bell
and a nntive of Milam county, died
Thursday, March 21, 1946 at her home
in Gridley, California
Mrs. Bell was a sister of the late
John Barrett, former county commis-
sioner and daughter of the late pio-
neer settler, 1!. C. Barrett,
She had been a resident of Califor-
nia for a number of years, having
visited her family here some years
News of her death was received by
Mrs. Ray Westbrook, a niece, Thurs-
day in a telephone message from
Ben Cooper, a nephew nt Hearne.
Mrs. Bell was an aunt of Coley
Barrett of Ynrrelltnn, Jess and Roy
Barrett of Cameron.
Tennis Courts To
Be Lighted; Part
Of Youth Program
The tennis courts at Yoe high
school will be lighted this summer for
the use of those who wish to partici-
pate in the program of activities ar-
ranged for the youth movement here.
The school hoard at its past meet-
ing authorized a committee of three
to arrange for the lighting of the
courts: Dr. C. G. Swift, Ralph Michal-
ka and Frank Reed.
scssor and Collector of Taxes, W. 11. Koulh
Stafford; For City Attorney, Roy
Baskin; For Alderman Place No, I,
Ben F. Reichert; For Alderman Place
No, 2, August G, Kunz; For City
Marshal, Jim McGoldrick.
Decline of cotton production in Mi-
lam county is a good example of what
has happened to the crop all over tin1
H H. MITCHELL DIED
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Ronshousen of
Port Arthur pi':.-. Reed Rog-
ers of Temple, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth j
Rogers of Lufkin ,v re week-end
guests of their father, William R.
Keep bread fresh. If it becomes
hard use it as toast, i:i puddings or
II. II. Mitchell, <15, died in Camer-
on Hospital at 9:30 a.tn., Monday,
March 25 as the result of injuries
sustained in a fail at Ben Arnold last
Mr. Mitchell was given a number
of blood transfusions in an effort to
save his life.
Mr. Mitchell moved to Cameron 14
years ago from McGregor and had
been employed by the R. L. Batte
interests here, the major portion of
the time with the Cameron Cotton
Funeral services were pending.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice
Mitchell, three daughters, Mrs. R. P.
Williams, Cameron; Mrs. Ollie Curd,
Brownwood; Mrs. Faye Hitt of Cor-
pus Christi; and two sons, Fred Mit-
chell, Houston and Walter Mitchell
of Corpus Christi.
One sister and one brother survive
as follows: Mrs. Fred Sevier of Little-
field and Charles A. Mitchell of
Greenville. Nine grandchildren also
In the era in which cotton was the
mainstay of the south’s economic
system, Milam county was an aver
age large producer. A 20-year aver-
age in that period was 56,000 hales.
In 1920 the largest crop on record
was 80,000 hale*. *
Happier days have come to the
farms generally over Milam county
because there are other engagements,
principally live stock and poultry.
The cotton area of Milam county has
gone largely to live stock and to
poultry and the result has been bet-
ter farm incomes. There is no deny-
ing however, the government pro-
gram, plus labor shortages, have
caused the collapse of cotton fann-
ing. Until such time as (he land own-
er can compete in the labor market
we will not see cotton revived.
The current report by Jess Thomp-
son, statistician for the Department
of Commerce shows that there were
I only 17,815 bales of cotton ginned in
| Milam county through March 1, 1946
i as compared to 16,936 bales for the
crop of 1944 through the same period.
Cotton Chop insurance and other
| government aids to production must
| be relied upon to keep the cotton
1 farmer in the field with his industry
j until such time as conditions war-
rant his full participation in the
world’s cotton growing.
MRS. M. M. KEMP IS
U. S. statistics snow that more
than four million person have gradu-
ated from colleges . . ten times as
many as in 1900. This number will
increase with men taking advantage
of the G. I. Bill of Rights and re-
ceiving college education, government
paid, for a three year enlistment in
the Regular Army.
Funeral services for Mrs. Marshall
M. Kemp were held at 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, March 27 at Oak Hill Cemetery
under the auspices of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Kemp died in Waco Tuesday
morning, March 25. She was the for-
mer Willie Green of Cameron, daugh-
ter of the late George Green, early
Texas pioneer. She was the widow of
the late M. M. Kemp, brother of D.
Kemp, pioneer business man and
father of Judge Jeff T Kemp. They
made their home in Rosebud after
leaving Cameron and in late years,
Mrs. Kemp had lived in Waco.
Surviving are two sons, P. H. Kemp J "
, _ „ , ing a thirty-day leave at home,
and George Kemp; four daughters,
Mrs. B. E. McMillion, Mrs. Rankin
Smith, Miss Nattielee Kemp, all of
Waco and Mrs. L. C Harper of New
Mexico and one sister, Mrs. S. M.
Burns. Sr., of Cameron.
Mrs. Kemp was a member of the
Baptist church and of the Order
REV. J. COY WILLIAMS
DIED IN FAIRFIELD
Rev. J. Coy Williams, former pastor
of First Methodist church in Camer-
on, died at his home in Fairfield
Rev. Williams had been pastor
there for the past four years. Fune-
ral will he held at English, near
Clarksville, at 5 p. m. Friday.
He had been ill only a few days.
Surviving are his widow and three
Clayton Kahler, ARTlc
Home From Pacific
Clayton Kahler, ARTlc, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. L. Kahler of Cameron
has arrived in the .States an dis spend-
Mr. Kahler has been in the service
for the past three years. He spent 13
months in the South Pacific Theatre
of Operations. After the termination
of his leave he will be stationed at
Mrs. El'a Dobbins, ot Waco, spent
1 a few days Here last week with h*t
sister, Mrs. Jeff T. Kemp and bro-
ther, Wm. R. Rogers
Mrs. Thomas Elmer Morgan of
Milano is a surgery patient in the
Newton Memorial Hospital and hei
many friends will ho glad to know
that she is doing well.
Eula Mae Hanna of 513 South 22nd
street in Temple is the mother of a
hahv hoy weighing 5 pounds and 12
ounces at Newton Memorial Hospital.
The father is Samuel Lee Hanna in
the United States Army.
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the news item you have.
Receiving I he first sheet of Enter
Seals delivered by mail in Milam
county, Mrs, Grady Stidham, chair
man, appealed for support of the
Milam county Child Welfare Board''
drive to sell $000,000 worth of seals
In re this yeai Each seal will bring
the community a little closer to its
l <>nl of giving every crippled child a
chance for a useful life.
“Needs of crippled children, togeth
ei with the needs of adult* injured
in combat or through industry, make
a wholehearted support of the an-
nual Easter Seal Sale of the Milam
county organization doubly important
this year,” said Mrs. Stidham in urg-
ing public cooperation in the seal
sale which opened March 21 and con-
tinue* until Easter Sunday to finance
the program of aid to the crippled
children and physically handicapped
adults of Milam county.
“With over a third of a million
crippled children registered in our
nation, with about seven million
adults crippled by accident or di s-
ease and one hundred thousand new
ones added each year, and with be-
tween fourteen and fifteen thousand
amputees returned to civilian life, we
get an overaoll picture of the great
group of citizens who need the spec-
ial services which the city, county,
state and national group of affiliated
Societies are bringing to the crippled
of our nation.”
Mrs. Stidham named as member* of
her committee: Mrs. John T. Hale,
Rockdale, Mrs. G. M. Sessions, Rock-
dale, Mrs. Carl Black, Cameron, Mrs.
J. E. Johnson, Cameron and Mrs.
Adolph Winfield, Cameron.
Dairy Feed Applications
Accepted After April 1
Alva E. Sanders, Administrative |
Officer of the Milam County ACA
advises that farmers can submit
Dairy Feed applications, ( whole milk,
butter and cream subsidy), for Janu-
ary. February arid March period after
April 1, 1946.
Payment rates on whole milk and
butterfat for this quarter are as fol-
lows: whole milk per ewt, $.70, and
$.17 per pound on butterfat.
Concessions Will Be
Sold For Centennial
Sale of concessions during the 3- !
day celebration of Cameron's 100th j
Anniversary, will be made through '
the committee of which Rudolph
Richter is chairman.
The Central Committee Chairman, !
L. Van Perkins, said Saturday that j
anyone interested should contact Mr. ;
Whether these concessions will be 1
sold to individuals or to a syndi-
cate was not known, but it was '■
thought these details would be work- |
ed out to give each business bidding
a chance to buy rights for hi* par- 1
The Centennial will he observed f
May 23, 24 and 25.
Gwen Stidham, stud* nt at Junior
Kilgore College, at Kilgore, “pent the
week end here with his wife.
7 and the body
I'huiih where Rev. \\ A Mueller,
pa tin Lutheran rhureli, Hurkholt“,
will conduct the service* at 3:00 p.m.
Interment will be made in Terry*’
Chapel cemetery ncai Barkley, with
Green Funeral Home making the nr
Bark Band Stand Is
Being Repaired For
, 'tntrnft foi (hr fVntenniftl Rodino j "niniHMiny, Mnrrh
in Camernti will Ih* iiih<(o hnv Friday j
with representatives of the company
staging llie Fort Worth Livestock Ex
position Rodeo, it was said by Mack
Akers, chairman of the local com-
A icpicsentatlvo of the company
will he here to discus- the plans an.I
to look over the setup for the coming
Mr. Akers said he was planning n
Rodeo who li would 1*.' a credit to any j |*jopiwif I).»y 11
city in America. I *
The sum of $500(1 has boon alio
rated for the prizes and other ex-
penses necessary for the Rodeo. This
sum re pro enls almost two thirds of
the funds already raised for the cole
j Ination May 23, 24 and 25.
The finances are far from secure,
it was learned Thursday. Unless the
people here respond better in the
next few days a critical situation may
develop in plan- already projected.
Have a share see the committee and
TERMS FOR ROBBERY
Richard Phipps and James Earl
Phipps of May-field were convicted
of robbery in district court at Bran-
ham on Wednesday and were given 5
years each in the Texas prison.
The men were convicted in connec-
tion with the attack on, and robbery
of Mr. Blackmon of Sommerville, who
was formerly a resident of Milano.
According to information here,
Blackmon had been to Breriham and
was returning and gave the men a
ride in his car.
After the robbery which occur***!
on the night of February 12, the men
passed through Cameron and stopped
in Temple where they engaged in a
fight with a truck driver. It was said
here they were on their way to West
E M. HAUSE DIED IN
Eddie Monroe liause, 56 died at
Cameron Hospital at 6:35 a.m. Tues-
day, March 26 after a long illness.
The hand stand in central city park
will In' n paired and reroofed for
u e during the Centennial celebration
and on Pioneer Day.
The city council on last Tuesday
night authorized the expenditure
and committee was named to make
the arrangements and to secure the
labor. Three pioneers, It. [,, Batte,
M. G. Cox, and Judge Jeff T. Kemp
make up the committees and held a
meeting Monday afternoon at the
offices of Mr. Cox.
The hand stand was repaired in
1922 and since that time lias not had
any attention. Likewise playground
equipment in the park has never lieen
replaced and is now unusable in the
GI SCHOOL IS FACING
SIZEABLE HURDLES HERE
The proposed G. I. school in
Cameron was facing some sizeable
hurdles and had not yet been or-
ganized although charter had been
granted in Austin.
Superintendent (’has. M. Hicks said
that recent ’regulations ami some
older restrictions had placed prob-
lems in the way that while it is
hoped they can lie overcome, may
make the operation of the school
Mr. Hicks was very regretful over
the turn of events. No service man
can draw compensation from the gov-
ernment and attend this school if he is
v. holly employed. Some who wished to
attend school while holding jobs can-
not do so because there will he no
night classes except for the agricul-
Mr. Hicks said that a plan may lie
worked out but there seems to he no
Mr. liause was married to Louise I way at present to overcome the em-
Guilhas on April 16, 1927 in Jeffer-
son county, and came to this county
13 years ago. He joined the Walkers
Creek Baptist church when a young
His survivor- are his widow, one
sister, Mrs. J. D. Link of Walters
Creek, and three brothers, Willie Lee
liause of Baton Rouge, La., John
liause, and Eugene Hause both of
Cameron. Two sons preceded him in
dwath, William James Hause, died ut
the age of 3 years, and Sidney Simon
Hause died at the age of 5 months.
Funeral services will be conducted
by Rev. C. W. Sanders, pastor at the
First Baptist church in Cameron at
1:00 p.m.. Wednesday, Marin 27, 1946.
Burial will lie made in Oak Hill ceme-
tery with Green Funeral Home mak-
ing the arrangements. The body will
remain at the family residence on
Route 2 untii the funeral hour.
Mr*. Addie Woods of Milano i* a
patient in the Newton Memorial Hos-
pital and is doing nicely. She is e i
pioneer and the mother of Ray an i
Wesley Woods of Milano.
ployrnent bar to the $90 montihv
for a married veteran or $50 for a
single veteran and that night classes
which were especially attractive to
veterans who wished to attend while
holding a regular job, arc not author-
There has been considerable in-
quiry here from veterans who wanted
to start drawing their compensation
for schooling under the GI Bill of
The schools are under the super-
visiori of the County Board of Edu-
cation and are generally facing the
problem imposed by the cessation of
Mr. Hicks was in Goldthwaite 'art
week attending a conference in an
effort to work out plans for the
school so that veterans may have
the opportunitites they seek.
Mrs. S. W. Holland is spending
several day* in the home of her sister
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Dod-
“ori and will visit relative" in Goliad
before returning to her home at Mt.
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White, Jefferson B. The Cameron Herald and Centinel (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1946, newspaper, March 28, 1946; Cameron, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth578173/m1/1/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.