The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 2, 1922 Page: 2 of 8
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THE ROCKDALB REPORTEK Thunrfay, November 2,1922
J. F. Coffield. President
Conn K. Isseca. Ceehle*
T. D. Rountree, Vice*Fres.
W. C. M*rr». Aw*t Caahier
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital And Surplus, $90,000.00
The disposition to save is the sure
mark of determination to succeed.
Whatever your business and whatever
your present prospects may be, you
cannot afford not to save. One dollar
opens an account here.
START SAVING TODAY
J. F. Coffield
J. O. Newton
A P. Perry Jr.
T. D. Rountree
SALES DAY, SECOND MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
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♦ PERSONAL MENTION + ♦ LOCAL BRIEFS ♦
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Mrs. Josephine Mackey left yester-
day for Springfield, Mo., where she
will make her home.
Mrs. F. A. Graves and Mrs. T. S.
Barkley and daughter spent Saturday
in Waco visiting the Cotton Palace.
Mrs. Lulu Walker and children who
have been visiting in Winters, Texas,
for the past two months, returned
Mrs. E. F. Ousley and little grund-
L. B. Jones was u visitor in Kosse
Judge Gunn and family were Cotton
Palace visitors in Waco Sunday.
W. A. Castleberry and daughter,
Miss Willie, of Center, Texas, are
here this week the guests of friends.
‘cVat-e-L* “ "vr-iSEsr
THE CITIZENS STATE BANK
HOCK DALE, TEXAS
DISHONEST HELP is
never tempted to steal
your cheek book.
H. C. Meyer
E. B. Phillips E. T. Kemp
B. W. Baldridge
H. B. Camp, Prtlhl«lH|
Gust Backhau*. Vice-President
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♦ SOCIAL NOTES ♦
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.. „ ... „ ... ... , ... and while there visited the deep test
week * from a |ree week, vish with | aid one of°the S
Kenms" n'U * | ever placed in the field.
Mrs. J. T. Branch and son, Willie
Nelson, of Goodman, Miss., came in
Tuesday of this week and will make
Rockdale their home. Mrs. Branch
is a sister of our fellowtownsman, E.
M. E. S. S. Class Party
Miss Lottie Mae Phillips entertained
her Sunday school class, and a num-
ber of other guests, last Fridrfy even-
ing. The home was beautifully dec-
orated iq ferns, cut flowers, and Hal-
lowe’en effects. Forty-two and music
were enjoyed throughout the evening.
At a late hour Miss Phillips, assisted
_ by Miss Mary Alice Porter, served re-
Tom Marrs spent Sunday in Milano, frwhmenta consisting of delicious
cream and cake to the following:
Misses Helen Coulter, Willie Day,
Louise Curlee, Ruth Bunting, Ruby
Lee Coffield, Dorothea Phillips, Mi-
riam Loewenstein, Audrey Averette,
rainpprox?niatefv wfi I
started falling Monday night and Jj £ii!L.,u a i’
NOTICE OF MEETING OF
In the District Court of the United
States for the Western District of
Texas, in bankruptcy in the matter of
Ernest Lucian Knight, Bankrupt, No.
151)1 in bankruptcy.
To the creditors of Ernest Lucian
Knight, of near Buckholts, in the
County of Milam and District afore-
said, a bankrupt.
Notice is here.bv given that on the
26 th day of October, 1942, the said
Ernest Lucian Knight was adjudged
bankrupt; and that the first meeting
of his creditors will be held at my
office in Waco, Texas, on the 10th day
of November, 11)22, at 10:00 o’clock
in .the forenoon; at which time the
said creditors may attend, prove their
claims, Appoint a trustee, examine the
bankrupt and transact such other bus-
iness as may properly come before
This October 26th, 1922.
T. F. BRYAN,
It Refree in Bankruptcy.
continued slowly up to about noon
Tuesday. This moisture will do lots
of good for farm plowing, although
not enough fell to make any stock
water which is badly needed.
The City Council of the City of
Rockdale will pay $25 reward for the
arrest and conviction of the party nr
parties who recently trespassed on the
Fair Park property, destroying the
campers’ ovens built by the city for
the use of tourists.
In this connection notice is also
hereby given to all parties whomso-
ever, that the pasturing of cattle in
Fair Park is positively forbidden.
Parties placing tattle therein, either
day or night, will he considered as
trespassers and will be prosecuted.
By order of the Council.
R. C. WILLIAMS,
Chairman Fair Park Committee.
Typewriter ribbons for sale at Che
Uncle Tom Swanzy, of the Tracy
community, was in town Tuesday and
reported a good seasoning rain out his
way. Uncle Tom also reported the
loss of his large barn by fire last Fri-
day night. Four hundred bales of
hay and three hundred bushels of corn
were destroyed and his total loss
amounts to about $1500 without in-
Cooke, Wilden Caldwell, Alva Jenness
and Johnnie Hooker. —*
Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. N. M.
Bullock threw open the doors of their
spacious home, where Miss Johnny
Cone entertained the Epworth League
with a Hallowe’en party.
Ferns were artistically placed in the
reception hall, living room and dining
room. The sunburst roses were found
in every nook and corner. The deco-
rations were in regular Hallowe’en
colors of orange and black. Streamers
of yellow, black, silver and white hung
from the cenfTe of the room to the
four corners with .jack-o’-lanterns,
witches on their brooms, black cats
and bats,• to give the weird effect.
As the guests arrived Miss Johnny
found the Leaguers harf all become
Sunday afternoon while F. D. Gu-
lich and family were out, for a ride
they passed three little boys with a
.22-calibre rifle and the boys took a
shot at his car, the bullet hitting the
windshield and deflecting. This could
have been a very serious accident.
Firearms are dangerous enough when j 4
handled by matured men, and become j *
a dangerous thing, indeed, when
placed in the hands of an irresponsi- j
hie boy. These three youngsters de- 4
serve to put to bed with a bootjack j +
as administered in olden times. ! .
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from an auto trip to points in Central
and Northeastern Arkansas, ^eing
away several weeks. He reports the
rich bottom lands’of Arkansas produc-
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At the residence of Judge Ed Gunn
on Tuesday of this week, Mr. F. J.
Jones and Miss Mollie Ashby were
united in marriage. The bride is the
daughter of Mrs. A. B. Ashby, and
The Reporter is joined by a host of
friends in extending congratulations.
On Wednesday afternoon of this
week, at 5:00 o’clock, Mr. J. L. Ken-
nedy and Miss Alice Taylor were
united in marriage by Rev. D. C.
Wallaeg'at his residence in this city.
Mr. Kennedy is one of Rockdale’s bus-
iness men who came here several
years ago and has since been engaged
in the restaurant business. His bride
is a member of an esteemed Milam
county family, and both have many
friends who will join in wishing for
them a long and happy union.
Commissioners Court met in special
—................... ..........session on Friday, October 27th. A
ing a bumper crop of cotton this year, delegation of representative citizens
much of which is yet unga hered, many j from all parts of the county, as well
fields being yet untouched by the ; as committees from the Cameron Com-
pickers. The crop in the sandy land i mercial Club, appeared before the
sections visited, however, is not so j Court urging the completion of the
good. In the rice belt he found a tick eradication work in the county,
heavy crop of rice and' conditions Inasmuch as so much money had al-
generally good. Asked about the ready been expended for this pupose,
roads Mr. Wissinger said he found , and with strict enforcement, of the
them, as a whole, fairly good. j laws governing the dipping of cattle,
“ • ! the county could be cleaned up within
Fire Chief Percy Diehl asks The Re a few months. Each representative
porter to call attention to the fact I pledged their support in the further-
thnt it is unlawful for any person 1 ance of the work. The Court unani-
whomsoever to borrow any equipment j mously voted to rescind their action
of the fire department. It seems that ; at their regular meeting to discon-
lt has bci ome a practice with some i tinue the work, and voted to continue
people ot “borrowing" tho ladders j same until the county is cleaned up.
and o‘. uer equipment off the hook and It is hoped that every citizen will feel
ladder truck. T i^ n dtut%e I *»m iwitof »»\ ♦ » »»• a«>l «-»«.1 u ^iw >««
, **** *** *♦ j U»» itivvilOv All Via *0 r» U i I\ miu acip in
Practice, and should be stopped. The ; every way possible to push the work
Halloween prankers Tuesday night 1 thus making Milam countv free from
aiso went beyond £Jie bounds of all i fever ticks.
Bids for the repainting and repair
reason when they removed the hook
Iihnl kU»fM ^rom, P*ace j of the courthouse were opened arid it
abode and left it several blocks away, j was found that W, L Wilson was the
m Jewelry-Buying Where EVERY
PURCHASE U a Bargain
Still selling the best leather goods
at the lowest price consistent with
quality. W. E. Schubert. tf
loaf, 2 loaves for 15c.
^tgOU c*n‘t make a mistake In your por-
jf chases at this store. Th
of the goods means
memorable quality, wove
store. The very character
:he goods means lasting service and
ble quality, woven iutu them by each
From the gift of a watch bv father to son.
to silverware, handsome toilet sen. silver
novelties, iewelrv in all Its teinarkahle and
artistic variety, down to very small bur very
acceptable gifts, the value it self-evident.
Rings are being given more than ever this
ar—tings for all occasions and evrntt. from
e ring that is appropriate to a buthday, to
graduation dav, weddings, the engagement-—
the ring of mutual regard and friendship.
Tk. W W vv si:____l..........i
The VV. W. VV. Gift Rings—they are artist-
ically set in all the attractive stones, and fullv
covered by guarantee, have never been mote
interesting in design and In workmanship.
Give a ring. It Is the LASTING token of
affection, of true iiicndahip.
DOl'THIT JEWELRY CO.
Home of Good Jewelry
at Perry & Quebe Drug Stol e
SIEBERLIXG CORD CASING
1-2 FOR $12.50
NEW CASINGS FOR YOUR
Your old casings arc worth
something; trade them to us for
new ones. We sell—•
HOOD FISK MILLER
TIRES and TUBES
A tire for every car. Also handle
second-hand casings and have
some bargains to offer you.
We give a box of cold patch free
to every purchaser of new tires
Wo do steam vulcanizing, do
it right and do it cheap. Sell you
the best gasoline and oils. Freo
air and water. Our gasoline
pump is visible.
ROCKDALE TIRE AND
lowest bidder consequently the con-
tract for the work was awarded Mr.
Bids for reflooring the county court
— room were also opened and J. r! Smith
Bread, 8c a j being the lowest bidder for this work,
tf, j the contract was awarded to him.
-.- Federal Engineer Johnson, repre-
senting the Federal Department, was
here Monday, and in company with
Judge Jeff T. Kemp and County En-
gineer A. F. Mitchell, checked over
the work in progress on the Ben Milam
Formal application was made Com-
missioners Court for Federal aid on
the road from Cameron to Ad Hall.
The case of B. M. Cummings vs. L.
L. Blaylock et al, set for Monday,
October 29th, dismissed on motion by
attorney for plaintiff.
M. Hatterman vs. Mrs. Fannie Ap-
lin, partition, report of sale by receiv-
er approved in order to make’ deed in
accordance with report.
Chas. H. Massey et al, vs. B. D.
Massey, partition, judgment for plain-
tiff, find land susceptible to partition
between plaintiff?. Fred H. Graves,
N. M. Bullock and Ed Gunn appointed
'commissioners, examined and ap-
Will Gamble vs. Western Union Tel.
Co., judgment for plaintiff for $200
Ex Parte \ era Moody removing
minority disability, petition granted
as prayed for.
Ex Parte Frank Mokrv, granted
order removing minority disability.
Ida and Nina Andrews vs. At Booth,
The Clarkson gin, the property of
W. W. Cox et al., was burned Monday
afternoon. Several bales of cotton was
consumed in the flames. The build-
ings were only partially covered with
Robt. Lehman, Ford. Buckholts.
Ed Pick, Ford, Thorndale.
Herman Hengst, Ford, Thorndale.
A. R. Williams, Ford Rockdale.
J. V. Petruy, Ford, Buckholts.
Eugene Marshall, Ford, Rockdale.
B. Slocum, Chevrolet, Cameron
Jim Pleasants, Ford, Milano
E. B. Phillips, Ford. Rockdale.
Edgar Wilson, Chevrolet, Cameron.
Milam County, Ford, Cameron.
Im. Rudi, Ford, Thorndale.
L. L. Brod, Lord, Cameron
M. M. Camp. Ford. Thorndale.
Real Estate Transfers
O. C. Utsev e*. al. to Mrs. E. Utsey,
10b 1-2 acres, J. D. Sanchez survey*
$500 and other consideration
R. J. Stevens to Wesley Stevens et
al., undivided interest in 62 1-2 acres
Sarah Wilhelm survey; $1.00.
Mrs. Susan Vinson to Trustees of
the New Providence Baptist church,
one acre, D. B. Friar survey $40
W. W. Hatfield to Max Rinn, 15355-
IDE ROCKDALE STATE to
RockdaJk, Texa> ^
The strength of tAeROCKD W p
STATE BANK lies not alone m
its Capital and Resources w ;
the character and financial rVs.
ponsibility of the men who con-
duct its affairs as well.
W. A. Coffield
C. McCawley ^
J. P. Sp
SALES DAY, SECOND MONDAY, NOviS^
ghosts. They were ushered into the
living room where a guessing contest
took place to find out whose face was
hidden under the mask. From there
they were led to the spook’s den where
a witch in quaint attire read their
fortunes. “Animal Twists,” a story of
a romance, and many other games,
created much merriment throughout
the evening, but the boys and girls
seemed to enjoy the “Three Degrees of
Paradise” more than any.
Guests were served delicious cher-
ry cream and cake, with cobweb
brooms as favors, and the place cards
were in keeping with Hallowe’en.
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John Ellis, one of the oldest citi-
zens of RockdrfTe, died at the home
of his daughter south of town Tuesday
and was buried Wednesday in the new
city cemetery, Rev. G. S. .fTumlin,
pastor of the Baptist church, officiat-
ing. Decedent was 68 years of age
and came to Rockdale in the early
days of the town’s life.
5646 acres, J. J. Acosta survey; $1,-
W. Donaldson to Miss May Donald-
son, lot 4 in block 33 in town of Rock-
B. F. Weise to Mrs. Elizabeth Som-
mer, 108 acres, D. Ghalleher survey;
consideration not given.
Martha Ellis to E. T. Kemp, lot in
town of Rockdale, D. A. Thompson
Henry Hurts et ux to R. Q. Tindall,
186 acres, L. R. Davis survey; $500
and other consideration.
F. J. Jones
J. Lee Kennedy
S. A. Taylor
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WEEK’S NEWS FROM THE COURTHOUSE
BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
S. J. Cockrell, Masseur, of Coman-
che, Texas, Graduate of the Weltmer
Institute of Surgery of Suggestive
Therapeutics, will be in Rockdale on
November 15th. He will be ready to
treat all cases brought to him. His
work speaks for itself. 36-2tp
debt, set for Monday, continued on ac-
count of operation of law and new
pleadings. This is a companion case
of one appealed from the probate
court, and being the only jury case
for the week, the jury was dismissed
for the week.
T. S. Henderson vs. J. W. Taylor
et al., judgment for plaintiff against
defendants canceling oil and gas
lease, and against defendants Mrs.
Lottie Wallis and Robbie Wallis can-
celing the royalty agreement between
plaintiff and R. C. Wallis, deceased,
and against all defendants for title
and possession of the premises in
Marshall N. Garner vs. Owen York
et al., partition.
New Cases Recently Filed
Thorndale Mer. Co. vs. W. J. Ste-
M. Vast vs B. H. Kendrick debt
A. G. Young vs. G. C. & S. F. Ry.
C. A. LaFare vs. Robt. Scott, tres-
pass to try title and damages.
L. L. Stewart vs. G. W. Penny, tres-
pass to try title and damages.
G. P. Gill vs. B. R Gibson, et al,
debt and foreclosure
Rockdale State Bank vs. T. W.
Bartlett et al., debt.
Rosebud Mexia Air Line Syndicate
et al, vs. W. J. Perkins, injunction and
There will be a box supper at Tracy
school house "Friday night, November
3. Everybody invited. ltp
FAT HOGS BOUGHT
Weighing 80 pounds up. From now
on we will buy hogs every 2nd and
4th Saturdays of each month. Bring
your hogs to
W. D. TURNER & CO.
35-tf Rockdale, Texas.
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* WITH rliiE CHLrRc
Methodist Chart! I
Fnvited!0 WhKh lhe publl'is<
Epworth League at 6:30 p.
N- H. MELBERT, ]
Sunday schn i) at m.nn ,
* £*a,chin lifl
Special attention i? Caiy1
change in the hour 0f the niJ
vices—7:00 o’clock. *
G. S. TUMLLN,
Sunday school 10:00 a. m i
Service 11:00 a. m. Subject]
Inspiration ol Scripture”* 1
Service 7:110 p. m. Subject!
Near-East Crisis, and the Cii
Crusade for a Warless World."]
Everyone is extended a cordi/
come to our Sunday school and]
D. C. WALLACE, P«
The firm of Griffin & _
has been dissolved, and the:
now Robt. H. and Edna V. <
Our office is at the residencei,
Backhaus Jr., where we will be p
to render prompt and satis
service to the public.
TEACHERS’ EX AM IN AT
The November examinatioi
teachers’ certificates will be I
Cameron on Friday and
November 3rd and 4th. Ailapj
are requested to be present d
o’clock a. m. so that the exanl
can start off promptly. Thy
schedule will be adhered to j
exception. Arithmetic will bet
subject Saturday morning inr
JIM F. CHADWIC
Typewriter ribbons for sale(
Lease Assignment Blanks
stock at Tho Reporter otfice.
Buy season tickets now fori
T. A. Lyceum course and1
I A CT /'All
i To build that BARN or IMPLEMENT HOUSE
I fore the Elements of Winter start on their journejj
. of all FARM IMPLEMENTS that are left out ml
! open fields.
will look you in the face when you start to
your next year’s crop unless your Imjilemeo s
BUILD IT NOWf
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Cooke, John Esten. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 2, 1922, newspaper, November 2, 1922; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth742815/m1/2/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.