The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 79, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 22, 1951 Page: 1 of 16
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THE ROCKDALE REPORTER
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ROCKDALE. MILAM COUNTY. TEXAS THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 22. 1951
Work Starts On
Sewage Lines In
Power Plant Construction
Activity Now Under Way
th^CitL?fW'! Activity is getting under way.fices at the plant site this week [Mr. Lynch, in explaining the Al-
ls uider way hereSXsh week as fT- ?»! Sandtow ,this week j and it is expected that initial work, coa-TP&L agreement said that it
i the city council goes fonvard wifh • ?°k 8 to the instruction of the on the power plant and the reser- permits, under certain conditions,
'pbns to bHng recular ciW Mtr-l5?a™ PUDWeL*?e£ plant *or voir will start right away. Reports! the purchase by TP&L of lignite
vices to this addition recently ta A ™1 S Rockdale Workh- ar®. that tho reservoir, or pond, from Alcoa's reserves for use in
vices io inis aaaiuon recently ta-1 The generating plant is to be will cover approximately 700 acres.
, ken into the city limits. built and operated for Aluminum W. W. Lynch, president of Tex-
I be able8 to Ue ^n to "t^o cdy's ' £°mpan/ °* America by the Texas j as Power A Light Company, an- also gives TP&L the right to pur
i ue dDit. io ue on io xne cay s Power & Light Company. ! nounced some tir ‘ .....
time be- J Officials of the power company plant here would be 50 per cent
ln- and also Ebasco (Electric Bond & greater than the company’s big
Share* officials are setting up of-1 central power plant at Trinidad.
sewer system. For the time be
ing a pump station will be
stalled near the highway to insure
service in the addition. Later, of-
ficials explained, when the Alcoa
I and other additions in the area are I
developed, a complete new linej
will be run directly from this part!
of town to the disposal plant.
SCION SPEAKER Bascom Giles, Slate Land Commissioner, center above, is pictured as he started
uddress before Carlyle Post, American Legion, here Wednesday night. Giles told his listeners about
KTexas Veterans Land Grant program. At left is W. T. Pearson, Jr., Post Commander; and at Giles’
ifht is Past Commander W. P. Hogan, now a state vice commander; Jimmie Currey, adjutant; and
IliS G. Rintl, finance Olficer. Reporter Staff Photo
ew City Court
o Open Dec. 1
New Shoe Store
Is Opened Here
By Ware's, Inc.
To PTA Group
Freedom Through Discipline
was the theme of the address
made by John Ben Shepperd, Sec-
retary of State, before the Rock-
dale Parent-Teacher Association
Tuesday night at the high school
i The speaker emphasized the im-
j portance of co-operation between j Rim, McCullen said.
Urged to Join
A start on a Blood Donation
campaign in Milam county will be
made next Tuesday night in a
meeting at the Milam Coffee Shop!
in Cameron at 7:30 o’clock, called
by A. W. McCullen, director, Mil-
am County Red Cross chapter.
L. A. Summers, field representa-
tive of the American Red Cross, I
of Waco, will speak on the need j
of blood donors to the nation-wide *
program now in progress for the
wounded servicemen. He will al-
so show a special motion picture
j Reporter Will Print
i To Santa Chins
TP&L’s own generating station.
The agreement, he further said,
also gives TP&L the
nounced some time ago that the [ chase from Alcoa a site near the
generating plant for a separate
electric generating station adapt-
ed to the use of lignite as a fuel.
C. R. Holl, with Ebasco, New
York, is in Rockdale as construc-
I tion superintendent on the plant,
j Among other power official1* In
Rockdale are R. B. Mulliken, resi-
dent engineer, and H. O. Weather-
, by, TP&L official.
The opening of this phase of
construction at Sandow indicates
a vast step-up in activities in the
Grading for Alcoa’s plant site
which started on Oct. 11 is near-
ing completion. At that time it
was estimated six or eight weeks
would be required for the grad-
ing and leveling, but it is under-
stood additional work was added
later not in original plans.
homes, schools, churches, and gov- It was pointed out that Milam
new Corporation Court, to Full details on the court and its i Ware’s, Inc., Rockdale’s new j ernments for the preservation of: county has not yet done a thing
w the city of Rockdale, is ex- proposed operation have not yet I shoe store, announces its opening | our freedom. 'in this program which merits the
*d to be opened here on De- been completed, but it is under-1 today in its new modern building. The fifth grade won the mem- full co-operation of citizens every-
fetr 1, according to Mayor W. j stood that the plan of operation j on North Main street. ! bership contest, with 50 per cent where. “It is time that Milam
Hogan. I has been studied in a number of} J. H. Ware, of Kerrville, is pres-,
Mayor Hogan said the city coun-: other towns and cities and adap- ident of Ware’s, Inc., operating
lias been working on the ques- j tions made for Rockdale.
Eat a city court for some time.1 XT~ ----'•-*---*- u~
W H. C,
No appointments have been
I made but the name of Judge E. G.
j Crane is the one most heard as
I being the probable Recorder, or
Judge. Crane is now serving as
justice of the peace of this pre-
It's Santa Claus letter
The Reporter will again
accept and print letters to
Old St. Nick from the chil-
dren this year, and parents
are reminded to see that the
kiddies get their letters in
early to insure publication.
Letters will be published
in the order received, and
will appear in the four re-
maining issues between now
Mail to Santa Claus, care
Rockdale Reporter, or bring
your letters by The Report-
$1 the story of the week con-!
[ «ier the one about the house-
»ho was enjoying her second
Pof coffee in the breakfast nook
she heard the back door
Thinking it was her young
she called out, “Here I am,
^ng.’ After a moment, a ra-
*s not the regular ice-man,
i the Way.
[HERE arc only 27 more shopping
%s until Christmas. There
!°niy four more issues of this
*sPaper between now and
J®**- Rockdale’s Christmas
py'Dee. 4* is less than twoiwas moved last week.
in Rockdale this week for the
opening. He will serve all three
stores and will spend considerable
time in Rockdale. Mrs. S. C.
Christian and Mrs. Jewel Black-
burn. of Rockdale, are local store
The firm will handle a complete
line of shoes for men, women, and
children, featuring a number of
nationally known brands. The
store also features a line of hos-
iery, bags, and anklets.
The location is the McGranahan
building on North Main street,
which during the past few weeks
Humble super service station a* > bag been completely remodeled,
the corner of Cameron and Burle-; wj|b an ultra-modern front in-
son street in the Rockdale busi- | stalled, and new fixtures, floor
ness district. | covering and lighting installed.
The now business will icplucc- vvv>^SAA^VVVVVVVVWVVVVVWWVvvv
the old two-story Chas. Coffield
home place across the street from
the city hall. The big two-story
structure, erected in the late 1890’s,
of the parents enrolled, and 124 county gets busy and does its
members. The total PTA member- Part,” McCullen said,
shoe stores in Kerrville and Little- ship is now 355. He said that he hopes there will
field. Frank Haley, of Rockdale I Carolyn Westbrook and Paul bo at the meeting representatives!
is manager of the new' local store. Jenkins, fifth grade students, (com every organization and1
G. M. Shaw, advertising and ‘ thanked the PTA for the two $5 church in Milam county. Anyone
publicity director for the firm, is prizes they won and said that interested in the Mood dam pru-
Humble lo Build
Bids are out now and construc-
tion is expected to get under way
embarassed voice replied, jn ]MS than 60 days on a modern
1 $ Tint t h A «!*»*' I nrt n _ _ • • _____* _ A il ^^ 4
they had used the money to send gram for the boys is welcome.
two CARE packages to fifth grade---
students in Heidelburg, Germany. TO EUROPE
E. F. Boxell led in a singsong I Lt. Albert Timmerman, Jr. and
at the start of the program, and Mrs. Timmerman are visiting
two numbers were played by a their families here this week from
saxophone quartet composed of Randolph Field, San Antonio
Of Boy Scouts
Mr. Boxell, Marilyn Haley, Lester where Lt. Timmerman has been
Brooks, and Johnny Harriss, with stationed. He will leave here president.
Jo Ann Hale as pianist. Sunday to report for overseas duty
The fifth grade room mothers in Europe. Mrs. Timmerman plans
served coffee and cookies. to join him later.
Officers for the year were elect-
ed by the District Committee, Boy
Scouts of America, in meeting at
Legion Memorial Hall in Rock-
dale Monday night.
Richard Busch, of Cameron, was
named president 6f the group, and
W. T. Scurlock, of Rockdale, vice
W. T. Hanes, of Cam-
5 away, In other words,
Ss lastin’. Better get busy
rfaur Christmas shopping.
k<\ since the announcement
tom* *i— . ...
.. :v “,m •<•; 1 "i industry nun-
f/ "0fkhalc. Rockdale has been
rn **th boom-town ideas . . .
: .Ro ,om- There’s been lots
f *velopment, house building,
Changes, store moderniz-
imr biisi . opening, high
. s ,ltp values. And, a cer-
rooun! of increased business
a great deal.
Tigers Bow to
Round Rock in
Humble agent in Miiam county, ~
*:'id .“'L’S sssrlSE; Curtain Game
Woodrow Lowe, of Cameron,
Humble agent in Milam county,
I struct ion on the new’ station, which
will be of brick, will get under
way within sixty days, and pos-
sibly next month. He
By L. C. Mehaffey
estimates About eight hundred fans brav-
it will require four to five months cd the cold w’eather Friday night
for completion. to watch the Tigers in their last
game of the 1951 season as they
lost to Round Rock 12-6.
This was the last game for sen-
iors Key, Yoakum. Crump, and
Skinner, as well as Reed, who
was not suited out. In losing the
Receives Broken Leg
In Fall Last Monday
- MMtn-wi j" M wrSi
,-- iby Howell’s groceiy- ^ off ]jn and Giddings. have also won
*». <«*. has no Waa | whan The ladder slip- th<dr districts, ami enter the same
( * il is in for during i d and he fell to the sidewalk, playoffs.
Z’i, There has | ^ w„ broken jus, above
? aaTT other ! ^ ankle'
ROCKDALE WOMAN IS FIRST
LOCAL NIMROD TO BAG DEER
Rockdale deer hunters were re- Sunday morning in the Lake Tra-
turning this week from their first vis area. Included in this party
hunts of the season, with reports were A1 Lindemann, Alcoa engi-
of varying degrees of success. Hon- neer, Warren Jones, Sam Peebles,
ors for the first kill by local hunt- Jr., Boswell Newton and Don Car-
ers go to a woman—Mrs. Frank ter of Leander.
Dymke—who bagged a 7-point Hunting west of Buda were Q.
buck at 5 p. m. Friday. W. Joiner, Ernest Noack, Dr. E. A.
Mrs. Dymke was the only wo- Swafford, all of Rockdale; W. H.
man in the hunting party, and it Joiner, Giddings; Frank Hooper,
was her first deer hunt She was Tanglewood; Frank Hooper, Jr.,
the only one to get a deer. In Houston. Hooper Senior and Q.
the group were Mr. Dymke, Ed W. Joiner each got a deer.
Dillen, ,J. McGranahan. and Wood-! A hunting party composed of
row Hillin, the group were hunting , Bill Schwarz of the Sharp corn-
near Hearne. | munity, Jack Reichert, Cameron,
On a hunt near Fredericksburg ( and E. E. Walker and Buck Garner
A. L. Lucas, F. F. Koehler, A. A. • of Sharp, brought back one buck
Schroeder and Alton Backhaus. from near Halletsville. It was
each got one deer. Others in the killed by Schwarz,
party included Dr. A. A. Urban,! Preston Perry and Elbert Van-
John Backhaus, Ernest Backhaus,. meter returned last night from a
and Harry Moody. hunt out near Mason, Vanmeter
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moore, hunt- bringing in a 7-point buck. They
ing near Fredericksburg over the, were hunting with a group that in-
week end with a Houston party. I eluded two former Rockdalians,
each returned with one deer. Horace and Herbert Lightfoot, and
Len Neubert, construction sup-1 a number of others.
erintendent for Alcoa’s Rockdale I -----
Works, bagged an 8-point buck CLASS PRESIDENT
Plans Made by
Lions io Honor
The Rockdale Lions luncheon on
Dec. 5, when Harold P. Nutter,
president of Lions International,
will bp special guest, will be held
at the First Christian church an-
nex, the club decided at its meet-
ing at noon Wednesday
The luncheon honoring Presi-
dent Nutter will be a special af-
fair and the church annex was se-
lected because of its facilities for
serving and seating the large
crowd expected. Women of the
church will prepaie and serve the
Twenty-five Lions attended the
luncheon and one new member,
„____ „„ . . ,. . . . . Charley Moehring was introduced
eron, was elected district commis- by w/p ,Red) Hogan.
District members at large are:
Rev. James McKeown, Cameron:
W. P. Hogan, Rockdale; Clyde
Franklin, Rockdale; Calvin Mark-
ham, Cameron; Dr. J. T. Richards,
Rockdale; Gene Blake, Cameron;
Gus Evans, Jr., Cameron; Rev.
Rev. Byron Welch told the group
about the organization of the Lions
Club in Rockdale in 1925, from
facts he had gleaned from files of
The Rockdale Reporter. Ernest
Rinn, secretary, gave a report on
the recent directors meeting. Rev.
Hal Cunningham announced that
John Solomon, Cameron; Albert j Thanksgiving services would be
Mitcham, Cameron; H. D. Max-
well, Rockdale; W. T. Pearson, Jr.,
Rockdale; Rev. F. T. Sager, Rock-
dale; C. B. Jenness, Cameron; Geo. March
held at The Baptist church. Edgar
Dillen was named program chair-
January, February and
The meeting was attended by
nine from Cameron, six from
Rockdale. Illness prevented sev-
eral Rockdale members from be- \ Sanitation and Public Health,
The annual banquet will hr> hold
at Cameron Monday night, Nov.
26. An interesting program is be-
ing planned, it was brought out
during the discussion.
Rev. Byron Welch introduced K.
C. Nelson, community sanitation
specialist with the State Health
Department, Austin, who spoke on
Shelby Newman With
A&M Judging Team in
Proffit Building on
South Main Street
Will be Remodeled
Shelby Newman, Rockdale sen-
ior student at Texas A&M Col-
lege, is participating with the
, A&M crops judging team in na-
i tional and international contests
| at Kansas City and Chicago this
The Profitt building on the east! weok-
Rockdale wound up the season’s
,M in ........, ,.bv T Leonard Allen Is
*ns. a lot , ^?r nca,byi He was given fust aid • ni iyed Rockdale scored at least
Witts wotTvino°P <Lhf\Ve du ♦, S. Barkley and sent to a Temple play '■ FOOTBALL. Page 4
w°i rying about what hospital. _
are doing, and get- j
expressing fear that I
-Aj» Rn'ng to be left out
f Cold’ so to speak.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO
OBSERVE IT S 60TH BIRTHDAY
;'r° °n the °f'
itch,,. , s°on is going to
‘-•h ' , bav* us gasping for , .. -/wu Anni- the first building in 1891. It will
Instead of being afraid,1 In observance of the jan inciude the names of former pas-
thf 8°*ng to get our share versary of the ir* d| bo tors, names of the founders and
tParWCOmers’ we are going church of Roekda e. 1 upon early leaders, and pictures of the
H tr h 'n!? °ur ba'r wondering a week of preach mu - nihlc ’’ buildings, depicting the orogress
C 10 do with 4hem. ThP K:imr tho “Great Doctrines of the »u>u. fi0
. with them. The same the “Great Doctrines <>i uu 1,1 made in the past 60 years. Copies
going to be true. These services will commence wU1 be avanable during[ the meet-
Udd IO, n “ — — — - -
Cameron, Taylor, *vpmbrr 2 and will be held each infJ and on Founder’s Day.
fCentrai lbcr I°wns in this area , „ nf that week except Sat-1 Rcv Welch is stressing Evang-
aI Texas. a 1. 1 - to n m and close with i elism during the days of preaching
Ai« m--- I Ult®Ll7rv Day service Decern- in the effort to reach all the un-
°f faCt’ this thinK bef°9 ^Rev Bvron Welch, local; churched of Rockdale and
66 biR8er tban all of b0,.nr will do the preaching. i rounding area, especially
Put together can han-, Pa^r’ W‘ ' ™ R^kdalians will comers to Rockdale who have not
‘ a - yt,,jrs or so ' "ManV former n"' , ____II. „ ntnimh hnmp Mem-
Appeals Agent For
County Draft Board
side of South Main street will be
modernized, with a complete new
front, it was announced this week
by Frank Haley.
The building, third building
south from the corner of Main
and Cameron streets, is owned by
I Cadet Maurice Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Profitt, and
j Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Robertson, I Haley said he had obtained a lease,
j of Rockdale, has been elected pres- He plans to start the remodeling
! ident of the freshman class of the work in the next sixty days, but
'high school at The Alien Military gave no indication as to what type
Academy, Bryan, Texas. of store the building would house.!
Newman and the other three
members of the team left A&M
College Nov. 17. They took part
in the National Collegiate Crops
Judging Contest at Kansas City
Tuesday, going on to Chicago
where they will enter the Interna-
tional contest Saturday.
$1G7.50 In Prizes Offered for Best Show
Decorations in YMBL Yule Program
“Many former v",'we"k and located in a church home. Mem- Linglc Barnes Thorne
tir? ^ur fears and be glad bt> P^nt dulMn^ I* all the ser- bers of the church will be calling August Kuntz, Cameron.
** ^ other towns nearby will be recognized a all the j ben ' ^ durinR the weck The board members recently re-
and Will help us carry vices,” the pastor sa d p receding the meeting and will ceived a letter from the State Di-
** GAMBLINGS, Page 8 • of interest about the church sin
Attorney Leonard Allen, of the
Rockdale office of Miller and Al-
len, law firm, has been named
; Window Displays, and For Residential
boar'd and took the oath of office! * •
at a meeting of the board in Cam-
eron Sunday. This office was held
by Judge M. G. Cox of Cameron
until his recent death. ' Plans for Rockdale’s annual tion. Along with the high school
Among his several duties, said Christmas Party, announced for band he will lead the parade
Allen, will be those of helping the Tuesday, Dec. 4, were going for- through down town streets to the
board interpret its duties and to ward by the Young Men’s Busi-1 community tree for an informal
determine whether a classification ness League this week as indica- program, with E. A. Camp as mas-
is just or whether an appeal should tions again pointed to a huge ter of ceremonies,
be made. Allen, like other board crowd here on that date for the i Cash prizes totaling $75 will be
members, will serve without comp- holiday opening. offered by the YMBL for the best
ensation of any kind. As usual, tho appearance of Christmas show windows in stores.
Members of the Milam county Santa Claus, with a gift package First prize is $30, with three other
board are: G. C. York, Rockdale; for the kiddies, the Santa parade, prizes of $20, $15, and $10.
Lingle Barnes, Thorndale; and and the community Christmas tree
| at the down town park will fea-
ture the program. Santa will ar-
New Drug Store and
Fountain to Share
Grover York Building
J. S. Fretwell, of Lampasas, has
taken a lease on the McCavvley
building, corner of Cameron and
Main streets, from Grover York
and will open a new drug store
and fountain soon after January
1, York announced today.
York, who has a 5-year lease
on the building, said he had given
Fretwell a 5-year sub-lease and
under the terms York will retain
a portion of the building to con-
tinue his package store business.
He will also be provided with of-
fice space in a balcony to be built
in the rear of the store, where
he and Lonnie Harriss will operate
a real estate business.
York said Harriss plans to re-
the church and its mending them on their efficiency
and co-operative spirit.
The League is also offering \ ^rn to Rockdale January 1 and
$32.50 in prizes for the best resi-1 will join him in the real estate
dential Christmas decorations. Thei business.
rive on the Missouri-Pacific Eagle! first prize is $15, second $10, third j Fretwell told York he would re-
at 4:53 p. m. $5, and fourth $2.50. The resi-1 model the building front and in-
Santa’s big red sleigh will be! dential area will not be judged, terior and is having new custom
waiting for him here at the sta-1 however, until Dec. 18. made fixtures readied.
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