The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1936 Page: 1 of 20
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THE ROCKDALE REPORTER
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_____ KO( KDALE, MILAM ( 01 NTY, TEXAS. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1936
OOSEVELT GETS 523 ELECTORAL VOTES; LANDON 8
E G A L......
A M 8 L : N
ER general ek-tion has pass-
'ith Roosevelt ai’.d Gamei .
the nation in a landslide of
‘ an of which is probably
' understand by those who
heir faith on the poll con-
1-ently by the Literary Digest,
he lirst time that this maga-
e^idential poll has gone hay-
■mained for Ben Bernie. the old
r0 himself, of radio fame, to
the suggestion that many peo-
e now suffering from "Literary
Landon Sunflower came in fur
ire of the kidding, both locally
ver the nation. A hard cold
r blew in on election day which
pted the observation from Dr. I.
Sessions that “the sunflower
n't stand the frost."
believe that T. R. Lorenz, the
natured manager of ’he Fairmont
ery Co. in Rockdale, who takes
litics both seriously and humor-
, got more kick out of the cam-
than any other local man. The
days before the election he was
engaged in passing out cards
the day after the election he arm-
Imself with another batch and
out hunting all his G. O. P.
ds. On the card was printed,
in the hell can eat Sunflowers?"
hum: another four years
HARRISS celebrated his 79th
V-hday anniversary Tuesday by
to the polls and voting for
‘velt for president. "I don’t know
they picked my birthday for the
ion," Uncle Johnny said, “but I
ow that I got a big kick out of
rating this date by expressing at
polls my confidence and esteem in
great American leader.”
B. SMALL, who lives abouf three
iies east of Rockdale on route 2.
in this office the first of the week
exhibited a crate of the finest fall
toes this writer has seen in some
’ Small said that this was his
year at trucking, and that he
meeting with good success, and
, ing a lot. "i got started a little
E* be £a*d‘ "and the unfavorable
ther has hurt.” Small has one-
acre planted in tomatoes; and
a 0 marketed other vegetables,
as oicra, squash, snap beans,
toes, baby limas, etc. He has
M an irrigation project for three
our acres, pumping his water from
J/ and said next year he plans to
! en bett” success with his truck-
Clanclng trough a Reader’s Di-
day we came across
. e that ma>r not be of such
WrianCC’ but one we thought
1 eare‘t'SOrn° interesting information
gamte smokers. For several years
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‘n a paper
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perhnr,eaP N°W En?land rum.
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rding to trhne°ica- a11 of which,
the iarC° men’ d0 not ef‘
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ish, and 15 per ^nt
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tPPed in a agedi the burley
*. brown « *yrupy mixture of li-
other tobaccos To VariQUS herbs'
?-a mivt„ COfi r sprayed with
T and a hT °* honcy or maple
> of which f^roplc »«cnt, the
-fine is thr. i; ° retain moisture.
that Purpase '°mmon a*ent used
Ve a clgarette?"
Tigers - Yoemen Meet Here Friday Night DEMO VKTORV is
UNDEFEATED YOE T,1E nation’s leaders fou another 4 years GREATEST SINCE
HIGH ELEVEN IS
Large Crowd Due to See
Improving Locals Go
Coach Hubert Dennis’ fifth-place
Rockdale Tigers are scheduled to mee*.
the pace-setting Cameron Yoemen on
the Rockdale gridiron tomorrow night,
in the annual game between these two
District 26-B elevens. The kick-off
is due to start promptly at 8 o’clock,
and indications are that several thou-
sand fans will be on hand for the con-
The Cameron Yoemen this year of-
fer one of the strongest teams in their
history, and to date this season have
scored a total of 1C8 points against
their opponents, while their goal line
is yet to be crossed, the Friendly City
lads having shut out four district
elevens without a score. They boast a
flashy outfit, with speed to spare, and
brilliant defensive strength.
The Rockdale Tigers, who sorted
the season with only a handful of
green material, and lost four of these
boys with broken bones before the
season had hardly got under way, have
shown improvement in recent games,
and although easily rated the under-
dags, are due to give the visitors stiff
competition Friday night, and it is
possible that the Cameron goal line
may be crossed before the night is
The 'boys in the know do not give
the locals an outside chance for a win
over Cameron, but followers of the
‘.-wo teams are looking for an interest-
'r-j display of football when the two
meet. Last week the Yoemen turned
back the Rosebud Panthers to the
tune of 20-0—a team that had pre-
viously dropped the Rockdale eleven
Rockdale took advantage of an open
date last week, due to the cancellation
of the Granger game due to ineligi-
bility troubles at Granger, by taking
a practice workout with the Sharp
high school eleven. The light game
gave the locals a good w'orkout and
they had little trouble of disposing of
‘he Sharp team by an overwhelming
core. Dennis reports his squad in
uretty fair condition, although the bad
weather this week has made prac-
tice sessions almost impossible. Jack
Weems, who has been out of the lineup
due to an abscess, is due to be back
In the line against Cameron.
Last year the Rockdale eleven held
a superior Cameron team to a 7-0
decision, and the year before the two
teams battled to 6-6 deadlock.
THE YEAR 1820
Roosevelt and Garner
Make Clean Sweep;
Lose Only 2 States
Votes in Milam and
330 in RockdaleBox
P. T. A. CARNIVAL
Despite cloudy skies and rainy
weather throughout the day Saturday
the Hallowe’en street carnival, spon-
'ored last Saturday night by the Rock-
dale Parent-Teacher Association, drew
large crowds, and was pronounced an
outstanding success. The association
reports that net proceeds staled
The affair was held on North Main
street between Cameron and Bel
streets, that block having been roped
off late in the afternoon.
Various attractions were offered, in-
cluding a fortune-telling booth, bingo
stand, candy, cold drinks, chili, cof-
fee. and country store stands, a bazaar,
and various other features, including
a weight-guessing concession managed
by H. D. Maxwell.
At the cake stand, five home-baked
cakes were given away, the awards
going to Mrs. Billie Smith, Mrs. A. H.
Lightfoot, Mrs. Ed Simms, C. M. Ses-
sions and Mrs. J. B. Oldham.
The street carnival is an annual Hal-
lowe’en affair sponsored by the local
P.-T. A., and the carnival this year has
been pronounced the most successful of
Milam county polled a heavy ma-
jority for Roosevelt and Garner Tues-
day, according to unofficial and in-
complete reports from the office of the
county clerk in Cameron this morning.
With only eight boxes unreported in
the county the totals this morning
stood at 2711 votes for Roosevelt and
Garner and 209 for Landon and Knox.
The county clerk’s office reported
that returns were slow, and no official
tabulations had been made up to this
The voting on the amendments in-
dicated that Milam county would fol-
low the general state returns with
probably the liquor amendment the
only one doomed to defeat, although
figures on the voting were not avail-
Raby Hill Cast Gets
Feb. 8 in Travis Co.
District Judge J. D. Moore, in 99th
district court at Austin Wednesday
granted a defense motion for con-
tinuance until February 8 in the trial
of Raby Hill, of Cameron, charged witn
♦he murder of George Richards, Cam-
The continuance was granted due
to the absence of defense witnesses, it
is said, including the defendant’s wife.
Two physicians testified that she wTas
ill and unable to appear in court, and
that her condition migh* be aggravated
by the taking of despositions.
Hill is to be tried in the Travis
county court on a change of venue
from Milam county. He had previous-
ly been tried and convicted in Milam
county, and given a 99 year term, but
the case was reversed on an appeal. He
is charged with the shooting of the
Cameron nightwatchman on the night
of Sepiember 22. 1935.
Big Bonfire Will be
Feature of Rally at
School Here Tonight
A gigantic pep rally bonfire will be
held in Rockdale at the high school
campus tonight (Thursday) starting
at 7 p. m., it is announced by Irene
Seelkc, head yell leader.
A program of yells, fight songs and
pep talks has been arranged. The
huge bonfire will be on the north side
of the campus, and high school stu-
dents have been gathering material for
the fuel for several days.
'Rockdale polled a total of 370 votes
in the Tuesday election giving the
Democrats a big margin with 330 votes
for Roosevelt and Garner as against
31 for Landon and Knox. Three votes
were cast for the socialist ticket.
Of the six constitutional amend-
ments, the Rockdale box gave majori-
ties for four of them, with only the
liquor amendment and the amendment
♦hat would raise salaries of officials
The voting on tne amendments lo-
cally stood as follows: Amendment
No. 1, 108 for and 156 against; No.
2, 134 for, 120 against; No. 2, 129 to
120; No. 4, 169 to 71; No. 5, 123 to
135; and No. 6. 133 to 111.
In the state races Rockdale polled
339 votes for all the various candi-
dates, and 342 for those in the county
and district races.
Committee to Meet
Monday, Nov. 9th
The first meeting nf the Interscho-
lastic League executive commi\‘ee of
Milam countv for the ensuing school
year will be held Monday night, Nov.
9, starting at 7:30 o'clock, in the dis-
trict court room at Cameron, accord-
ing to T. N. Wood, director general
of the meet.
The purpose of tbe meeting will be
to discuss the time of the meet, the
program, and other problems that
always confront the committee be- j
fore, during and after the county
“We invite the school teachers of
Milam county to attend the meeting,"
Wood said “Your presence,” he added, l
“will be welcome and your suggestions'
at any time will be appreciated."
W. E. Gaither Will
Attend Ford Meet
At Dearborn, Mich.
W. E. Gaither, local Ford dealer for
more than twenty-five years, leaves
this week for Dearborn, Michigan,
where for the first time since the Ford
Motor Co. was rounded more than 33
years ago. Ford dealers from all parts
of the United States and Canada will
gather on Friday, November 6, for a
huge dealer meeting with Henry Ford,
founder, and Edsel Ford, president of
Present Indications point to an at-
tendance of approximately 7.000 deal-
See FORD, Page 8
FUNERAL IS HELD
FOR MRS. HILL
Funeral services were held Monday
morning at 10 o'clock for Mrs. J. H.
(Kate) Hill, beloved Rockdale woman
who died early Saturday afternoon at
her home in this city. Her illness from
a throat infection was of comparative-
ly short duration, and citizens of Rock-
dale were shocked when ’bey learned
of her death.
Rev. P. S. Wilson, Methodist minis-
ter, conducted the services from the
home where Mrs. Hill had entered as
a bride, and where she had since con-
tinued to live. A selected choir of close
friends sang, “Abide With Me." ac-
companied on violin by Mrs. E. A
Camp. Burial was made in the family
burial plot at the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Mrs. Hill, eldest daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Walden, one
of Rockdale's oldest families, was bom
and reared here. She graduated with
the senior class of the Rockdale public
school in 1892.
On April 8. 1896. Katherine Mar
Walden was married to James H. Hill.
To t'his union were born two children
a son and a daughter. Mr. Hill, whe
inherited the thriving pioneer book-
store and jewelry business from hL-
father, an early settler, passed away
seventeen years ago.
Following the death of her husband
Mrs. Hill continued to run the busi-
ness and in later years added a cold
drink and confectionery department.
Associated with her was her son, James
Hill, he being thc third generation to
carry on the old business.
Mrs. Hill, known for her upright
dealings and sterling traits of char-
acter was highly esteemed in Rock-
dale and throughout this section zi
Milam county. She was cheerful, gra-
cious and sympathetic and loved *o
serve her family and friends, and tc
serve the unfortunate about her. She
had a love for beauty and an affec-
tion for young people and was ever
ready to encourage the cause of educa-
She kept pace with tbe unfolding
times but in some things she recog-
nized no change—that of personal
character and high idealism and the
service of God and man. The vacancy
caused by her untimely passing will be
difficult to fill.
Deceased is survived by a son. James
H. Hill, of Rockdale; a daughter, Mrs.
H. H Whlpn, and three grandchildren
Nancy Katherine, Mary Sue and
Harry Whipp. of Houston; four sisters
Mrs. Adele Simpson of Houston, Mrs.
Jo Westbrook, and Mrs. R. D. Tin-
dall of Waco, Mrs. John Moseley of
Minerva; two brothers. Lewis and
Grover Walden of Dakota.
Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. I. P.
Sessions; Ira F. Perry. Boerne, Texas;
J. O. Newton; Walter Ramsel, Cam-
eron; Trim Hale, Glenn Stewart. E.
B. Phillips, H. C. Meyer, Austin; H.
With Roosevelt losing only two
states in the election Tuesday, the
Democratic party advanced yesterday
to the greatest victory in history in a
landslide that completely carried un-
der the Republican party in a deluge
of donkev votes.
Incomplete returns this merning in-
dicate that Roosevelt has a fotal of
523 electoral votes against only 8 for
Landon. The election popular votes
show 23.870.442 for Roosevelt and
14.835.381 for Landon.
Maine and Vermont were the only-
states *hat stood on the Landon side.
New Hampshire was on the Landon
bandwagon election night, but turned
The 1936 election was the nearest
approach of unanimity in the elec-
toral college since 1820 when Monroe
was re-elected with only a single vote
against him. It was the worst defeat
the Republicans have suffered in his-
tory. Kansas, home state of Gover-
nor Landon, Republican presidential
nominee, not only gave her eleotorial
vote to Roosevelt, but alteo put a
Democrat in I«ndcn'i5 gubernatorial
Congress a ten went heaviiv Demo-
cratic. and in January will probably
include the largest number of Demo-
crats ever to sit on Oc-pitol Hill at.
one time, reports say.
Texas Vot« Big
Texas Democrats smothered all op-
position, latest tabulations showing
Roosevelt and Gamer with 420.484
votes and Landon and Knox with only
47,212. Minor party candidtes aroused
Allred was returned to the Gover-
nor’s chair without any competition of
any amount, receiving 307,281 votes in
the returns of this morning. C. O-
Harris, Republican, had 2a,631; Brooks,
Communist, 139; and Brarmin. Social-
Of the six constitutional amendE-
ments in Texas, five this morning ap-
pear to be certain of passing. The
only one that seems defeated is
amendment No. 1, which would give
the state full liquor control. The vote
on this amendment stands at 137.772
for and 175.672 against.
Governor Landon sent a message to
Roosevelt saying. “Every American will
accept the verdict and work for The
common cause of the goed of our
See MRS. HILL, Page 8
Flar.s are fc^ir.g made to t'ke care
cf a laree crowd on Sunday. November
8. at the celebration to -V river, for the
unveiling of the historical Centennial
marker known as £t'ajrf>oat Landing
marker near Cameron, it is announced
The program is scheduled to start
at 2 p. m ar.d will bo held at Lam-
kin Park, two miles southwest of Cam-
eron at the highway bridge over Little
river. Hon T. S. Henderson of Cam-
eron. is in charge of arrangements, and
extends an invitation to every citizen
of this section to attend, with a special
invitation to all school children
Included on the program will be
music by the Cameron band and i
dedicatory address. Among the no-
tables who will be in attendance arc:
J W. McCowm Jr. of Houston, grand-
son of J. W. McCown, consignee of the
cargo of merchandise brought by th?
steamboat Washington: John Hobson
of Buckholts, the only survivor of
those who witnessed the landing of
the steamboat, in 1851; and Basil M
Hatfield of Fort Worth, grandson of
the captain of this boat.
J. B. White, editor of the Cameron
Herald, will point out the location of
the Indian villages on the bluff over-
looking the river. He will also dis-
course on and exhibit his collection of
Indian arrowheads, relics, etc.
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Cooke, W. H. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1936, newspaper, November 5, 1936; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth694117/m1/1/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.