The Edna Herald (Edna, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 2, 1951 Page: 1 of 12
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
C. of C.
(Rainfall fur July 1.34.)
No. 45, No. 35
Zimmerman New School
Business Manager and
Thurmond Named Coach
Jackson County Texas, Thursday, August 2, 1951
12 Pages—5 Cents
L. L. ZIMMERMAN
' . . . business manager
The newly organized Edna Junior
Chamber of Commerce will observe
its Charter Night with i>n ap-
propriate program Friday night at
tl*?'new National Guard Armory
at the fair grounds. Jaycees are to
lie held here froin adjoining towns.
A chicken barbecue will be serv-
ed and tlieVe will be dancing after
Wayne Myers, young Edna busi-
ness man, is president of the local
Committees were busy this week
completing last details for the big
CLEANING OFF our scratch
pad : u Johnny Hay Wharton, who
lives on Maxine Street, bringing a
full grown apple to The Herald
office he'got off a tree in his yard.
It was one of an even dozen on
the tree. Apple trees are a rarity
in this section of the world. . . .
Mrs. R. C. Nagel rushing-to Los An-
geles, Calif., to be at the bedside
of her mother, Mrs. C. *M. Morri-
son, who is seriously ill. . . . Mr.
and Mrs. H. J. Dahlstrom Sr.
Robert returning from a 3,3(K’
mile trip through Louisiana,
kqgsas, Tennessee, Kentucky,
| * The Edna Public Schools for the
first time in history this week had
a fu.l time business manager and
i tax assessor and collector.
I He is L. L. Zimmerman, head
! football coach and a member of the
! faculty for several years. He
succeeds Joe Cherry, who served as
assessor and collector. Mr. Cherry
turned down the offer of the posi-
tion when school officials, decided
to make it. full time. He is also,
justice of the peace and city tax
assessor and collector.
The ♦resignation of Zimmerman
as head grid cSaeh brought into
the picture Albert Thurmond, as-
sistant coach last fall. Thurmond
has been named head coach by the
Thurmond is an Edna product,
having been a star on Cowboy
elevens in recent years. He also
attended school at South Texas
State Teachers College at San Mar-
cos prior to returning here to
coach and teach. In addition to
helping with the “A” team
year, Thurmond was track
Zimmerman began his new di
last weekend and has air
moved the books and records
the new offices at the sc«
Thurmond will open football V
tice later this month.
. . . head football coach
LaWard Youth Is
Last rites were held Mond
2 p. m. at the Baptist Chur
Ganado for Ralph E. Hayes, ‘
employee .in the electrical (
ment of the Aluminum plum
Port Lavaca. He was elect:
Saturday at 2:30 p. in. win
came in contact with high tf
wiring on a catwalk betwed
of ,the plant buildings.
Artificial respiration am
ehauicul oxygen feed were mj
tered for some time under
rection of l)r. William Sin*
plant physician, in an effort
viVe the stricken worker.
Burial was in the Gauudi
Hayes was well known il*
He served overseas with tl)
during the last war. He
member of the Baptist Ch^
LaWard, where he hud
Surviving are his Wife, Agnes;
a daughter, Ciuda Carol; a, son,
Tommy; his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
diana. Illinois and Missouri, b ,g Corn
nhdo. . . .
having to by-pass Kansas and
lahoma because of the floods. *—-----
Chicago, they saw the Red Sox L.m0ur's
White Sox. f'We saw a lot r
pretty country, but none we
as well as Texas, especially, j
» old Jackson County,” Mr. I?
strom said . . . Louis Nage|
livering a news item from th
Methodist Church ...
ton Voe.kel, who has been eif
ed briefly as a druggist
ill in the hospital f
The Arthur Thon
from a 5,500-mile t;
Yosemite National Park an|
points of interest .... |
Mitchell still talking of t|
and ithree-quurters of rain
out of a shower that did
reach the city last week
H. McClure, S. E. Chase, if
pert aud I'M Gerjes' hav
own little coffee club evi
ing . . . Davenport W
forced on crutches beca]
leg burn he received at’
recently . . . Jimmy- V
Pete Layden and their r
when the^air coaditiouiu
9 A DCC IL
Bill Gene Patton, 19, of Edna,
is improving in the hospital at Ga-
nado from injuries received in an
auto accident at the intersection
Highways 172 and 59 in Ganado
fly Saturday morning,
highway Patrolman Bob Wll-
■ said Patton’s 1947 Buick.,
struck a culvert and that
,ng man received a dislocat-
Ytud other injuries. Wil-
<d a driving while intoxi-
a.Ve. had been filed against
FOODS YOU KNOW
BY THE FOLKS YOU KNOW
fhletic Council of
ting a recreation
negro youth and
Ora Mae Ware,
fall'for n football
rod will be sold
ip finance the
Rice Stink Bugs
Throw Scare Into
Edna Rice Growers
The rare appearance In the
rice fields of this area of rice
stink hugs causedyfcqjjjrry of
alarm early this week/But a
hurried poisoning iu several
instances quickly put an end to
The bugs were believed first
hoted in the field* of B. H.
Klehn, who is farming rice
two miles south of Telferner in
Victoria County. H. P. Sap-
pington, who., farms five miles
north of Inez, noticed .the bugs
in his field Monday, apd Paul
Henderson said fle.ds infested
by the stink bugs near Midfield
have been poisoned.
Kiem said 150 acres of his
crop threatened by the bug
which- rarely comes this tin-
west of Louisiana now are all
right aXter a dosage of 3-..-40
insecticide, usually used for
cotton. It was applied by air-
But rice farmers in this area
are keeping a watchful eye
for the unwelcome guests.
However, County Agent Juo.
Stovall said Wednesday he had
contacted Dr. E. C. Tullis, fed-
eral plant pathologist at Col-
lege Station, and had been ud-
vised that 3-5-40 should not be
used, since it is possible this
erial will give the rice a
flavor when milled,
loxaphene or chlorodane is
pmmended and there will
t>o danger of damaging the
| with an off flavor,- Stovall
j He urged rice farmers
intaot hhn about the mlx-
t Gross Murder
1 Set Oct. 8;
linal Cases Tried
Gross, negro tavern operator
as indicted for the slaying
ton Hopes, yard man, late in
if this year, will go to trial
on Monday, Oct. 8.
rial date was set Tuesday by
Judge Howard P. Green,
is alleged to have shot
to death in the former’s
i John’s Cafe, in Etna Itol-
ther criminal court aotion
y, Judge Green gave two-
[uspended sentences to Ben
and Benito Santellana for
bailee of property over the
$50; . sentenced Orville
id of Inez to two years in
|mt placed him under terms
dult probation law on a
of driving while intoxicat-
rid offense; continued the
case of J. C. Perkins, indicted for
removing mortgaged property from
the county, and* ordered him releas-
ed from jail and gave James Bow-
Up a three-year suspended sen-
tence for forgery. *
Big Cotton Crop Is Moving to
Gins in County; 350 Bales Out
Jackson County's big cotton
crop, estimates for which range
from 7,000 to 15,000 bales, is rapid-
ly picking up speed in its move-1
ment to the seven gins of the coun-
ty—three iu Edna, .two at Ganado
and one each at La Salle and Cor-
County Agent Jno. O. Stovall |
said Wednesday 830 bales had
been ginned up to Tuesday. The
ginniugs wvere past file 350 mark]
by mid-week, lie estimated.
Tlie reports from the seveu gins |
were as follows:
Hillihun Gin, Edna...........
Farmers’ Co-Op Gin Edna____
II. W. Hillman Gin, Edna
Kollaja Gin, Ganado_____
John Lind Gin, Ganado....
LaSalle Gin ____________
—1251 Knbenka Gin, Condele_____
Herald to Publish
Members of C. of C.
Beginning next week, The Herald
will publish the names of the mem-
bers of the newly organized Jack-
son County Chamber of Commerce.
A partial list will be published
weekly until the membership is
Vances Move Into3
Their New Offices
The law firm of Vance & Vance
and the Edna Abstract Co., operat-
ed by the Vances, John T. Vance
and his son, Callaway, have mov-
ed into the E. T. Rose building
next to. the Post Office. Former
quarters were above the Jackson
County State Bank.
The main exhibition hall at the
Jackson County Fair Grounds was
badly damaged by fire of unknown
origin early Wednesday night.
The fine work of the Edna Fire
Department prevented the blaze
from completely ' destroying the
sheet iron and frame structure.
The fire started apparently on
the ground near the center of the
building on the west side aud
quickly's'jpread up the wall and in-
to the rafters. The fire depart-
ment's booster truck made several
trips back into .town for water to
fight the flames. There" is no water
at the grounds.
Monroe Sells, president of the
fair, could not be reached this
morning for an announcement
concerning the building, but other
fair officials said the building
would be repaired in ample time
for this year’s Jackson County
Fair, which is scheduled for
October 3 and 4.
Women’s Pept. of .
Fair Open to All;
The Women’s Department at the
Jackson County Fair is open to all
women of Jackson Cpunty who are
not members of a home demonstra-
tion dpi) and who wish to -exhibit
their needlework, canned products,
jellies, preserves, pickles, baked
products, etc. Mrs. W. M. Sells is
chairman of this department.
This year a great many -items
have been udded to the list that
may be,’ exhibited arid a complete
list of these items will be published
in the fair catalogue, which will be
ready for distribution within the
next few days.
“There are many women through-
out Jackson Comity who do not be-
long ,to a home demonstration club,
.but who have beautiful quilts, rugs,
bedspreads, embroidery work; sew-
ing, crochet, etc, or who are experts
in canning, preserving and baking,
and we .offer them an opportunity
to exhibit their handiwork in our
Wohien’s Department booth. This
work will be judged an'd both cash
prizes and ribbons awarded," Mrs.
A committee is being organized
with at least one woman in each
community to . take entries for the
Women’s Department. As soon as
the committee is completed their
names will be published so that the
women on the various committees
will know who to contact; however,
in the meantime, anyone wishing in-
formation or desiring to make an
entry can contact Mrs. W. M. Sells,
Olivia Route, LaWard.
/ $1,700 IN FINES.
. Justice of the Peace Joe Cherry
collected $1,700 in fines during the
month of July in liis court. It was
th hevies ‘ payment of fines In
Public Invited to
C. of C. Meeting
There will be a special meet-
ing of the Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce at the
City Hall next Thursday night,
August 9, ill 7 :30 (Vclock. The
directors, members and the
general public is invited.
Tom V. Watson, a represen-
tative of the U. S. Chamber
of Commerce, wlh he the speak-
Of Farm Bureau
On June 29 at Lolita the Farm
Bureau held its first meeting at the
Lolita School. There were about
30 people of that community pres-
ent. Leon Lane of Luliug was the
guest speaker, Mr. Line Is a farm-
er and also the areu representative
of District 10. Sandwiches, potato
chips, land cookies were Served
by the ladles and Dewey. Strane,
furnished .the Dr. Peppers.
At Edna July 2, was the second
meeting. A small but iuteresting
crowd was present. All present
were outstanding farmers and are
active Farm Bureau members.
The third meeting was at Cor-
dele on July 0. The Ganado Play-
boys played for this meeting Dee
Knox of Alice, artiu Farm Bureau
supervisor of this district, was the
guest speaker. He is a farmer
and is working for all farm inter-
ests. Sandwiches and Dr. Pepper
There was a nice crowd present
and everyone enjoyed the program
so much that after the' meeting
was over the crowd' stuyed until 11
Th next meeting was held at Gu-
nado and .there ) were arouud 125
members present. The Ganado
Playboys, Nolen )Brliimllighuui
and Pete Huseman’s baud played.
Dee Knox was the guest speaker.
Sandwiches and Dr. Peppers were
La Salle was the next meeting
on July 13. There was a very nice
crowd out to enjoy the program of
which E. I*. Sralla had charge. He
had a well rounded program.
Sandwiches aud Dr. Peppers were
At Oarancahua Community Cen-
ter on July 17, the Farm Bureau
completed its sixth and final com-
munity meeting. There was a nice
crowd, out. Sandwiches uinl cake
and Dr. Peppers were, served.
All who didn’t attend one or
more meetings certainly did miss
a iQt. Not only did you miss the
good eats, hut yini1 missed the fel-
lowship of your neighbors, a
spokesman* said. ®
The Farm Bureau wishes to
thunk eaqli lady who furnished the
sandwiches and cakes; and also
thank Mr. Strnne wlffi furnished
the Dr. Peppers; also the Ganado
Playboys for the splendid music
that everyone enjoyed. These
boys certainly Can play.
The next general meeting will
(Concluded on last page)
Crews of Sehwope.Rros., 8an An-
tonio road building eoiuVm, went
to work cully this week on the
grading, Im,so and asphalt surface
of Farm-to-Jdarket Highway 010
from ^ Vanderbilt to -Lolita. The
distance I# four aud u half, miles.
8 rh \v ope Bros, recently was
awarded the contract for approxi-
mate,y $235,000. Contract was let
only recently, hut a spokesman for
the company huUI life firm was anx-
ious to gel the dirt work complet-
ed before the foil and winter rains.
Bids pn the bridge over the La-
vaca Hiver in that urea will lie
opened by the Texas Highway
Commission ut Austin on August
The crop is far shorter than the
farmers figures a month anti six
week ugo, hut most of tile growers
are so busy trying to find laborers
to pick the clop they are having
little time to worry about the crop
reduced by the extreme dryness.
There are few pickers moving
into this area this week. How-
ever, farmers and Texas Employ-
ment Service officials were hopeful
the dally migration of some 1,000
Mexican braceros across the bor-
der soon would reach this section.
They have been picking in the Val-
More than 20 mechunlcal cotton
pickers are being used in the coun-
ty ill it iris time. Of course,t this Is
a big help.
Mr. Stovall announced this week
tlmt H. J. Meyer, pink bollworm
control umu, had been permanently
stationed* in Edna to serve Jackson
County und parts of, Wl)___,
Colorado und Matagordg Counties.
He Is with the Bureau of Ento-
mology and Piant Quarantine of
Department of Agriculture*
Mr. Meyers urged all farmers to
see that pickers clean their sacks
and trucks of any sign of cotton
from other areas before they start
to work In their fields. Tills will
15 al 1) a. m. Tlie bridge will span prevent spread of the bollworm, he
the Lavaca River und both the eust said,
und west relief areas.
Taxpayers of Hoad,District No.
19 (the LoUtu-Vunderbilt areas)
only recently voted bonds to pur-
chase right-of-way for the roiul *no)V
under construction. The bridge
bond's were voted over a year ugo.
Feud Renewed Here
■ik part in a
~}it is eommon-
no one was
4 bullets that
a .20 gauge
“ ^re for
Hopes and Owen Ropes, brothers
of Newton Hopes, 55, who was al-
legedly killed by Gross In April in
a disturbance at the tavern.
All the trouble started when
Gross returned to Edna to appear
in a hearing before .District Judge
Howard Green at which the mur-
der trial was set, for October 8.
Instead of returning promptly to
Houston, Gloss is reported by the
sheriff’s department to have been
riding around in company with/
Roxie Lee Crockett and t^lll Turj
ner, both of Edna, and Frank Ho)/
As Gross neared Highway 59 In
bis I960 . ontlac, he Is reported to
have run Into O’Neil Hopes stand-
ing 'Reside his car on the street
leading to the highway. 'The gun
play .started almost immediately,
but who Bred th/ first shot isr de-
Gross tojd officers he pulled.a
pistol from his glove compartment,
O’Neil is said to have used the
shot gun. Owen Hopes soon en-
tered the shooting match with his
The Globs auto was the only
casualty as the men fired at each
other at only 100 feet. Shot]
pellets Jilt the right side of
car and another bullet tore through”
The. Crockett woman and Hoi-
lan fled the car and Turner lay
prone on the .car floor in the rear
as the guns harke^.
Groms' is reported to .have fired
four times and then to have djjiven
his ear, toward (own being met ,by
Deputy Sheriff Wayne Miller, who
had been alerted. O’Neil figured he
shot a couple of times and Owen
told Sheriff Watson he believed he
shot eight times.
Thought for Week
Mercifulness makes us equal
to the gods.—Clatwllan.
Meeting Is Held
In Edna Tuesday
A six-County meeting, was held
In Eduu Tuesday in the directors’
room in the new Jackson County
Electric Co-Op building.
The purpose of the riieetiug was
to set up plans for county aud
community meetings to he held in
the counties represented for discus-
sion with the farmers ami ranch-
ers themselves as to how the vari-
ous U. 8. Government ugenclQs and
the program offered by them could
belter serve the purposes for which
they were established.
In oilier words, tlie government
wunts to know, from the farmer
und rancher themselves, the good
points ami the bad points of their
programs uinl take immediate
steps to correct the bad" points and
to keep and improve the good ones.
This will include the PMA, Farm-
ers Home Administration, the Ex-
tension Service, REA, and Soli
Conservation Service und all
agencies operating under or in
connection with tlie U. 8. D. A.
The counties represented and
their representatives were as fol-
lows: Calhoun, Surnuel A. Dodds,
PMA administrative officer, Ilay
■mond Geryk, vice-chairman, Cal-
houn War Mohilizut ion Commit-
tee ; Matagorda County, Carl E.
Lively, I’MA administrative officer,
undr E. II. Hoff, chairman, War
Mobilization Committee; Victoria
County, J. C. Robertson, udminlsi
trative officer, and W. C.' -'-ftm
holz, Member of War Mobilize
CommitteeLavaca County, A. J.
Peters, PMA administrative officer,
and Edgur Freytag, chairman of
War Mobilization Committee, and
Jack Lindsey, Extension Service
agent; Medina Corinty, Arthur G.
Stratman, administrative officer;
Wharton County, P. R. Landry
PMA administrative officer, and L.
C. BOerger, chairman of War
Mobilization Committee; Jackson,
Norman E.' Scaff, 'PMA administra-
tive officer, and Arnold Koop, chair-
man of War Mobilization Commit-
The meeting was presided over
by V. Si. Pzlewas, District il field
THREE SNAKE BITTEN
Three persons whose names'W/re
not given were bitten by snakes
during the- past several days, Dr.
‘J. J. Hoilomon said Wednesday.
The bites were frogn a rattlesnake,
a copperhead and an unknown
snake. All three persona are re-
Mr. aud Mrs. Wa. Wtsde bare f
returned from Lockhart where
they attended it he funeral services
Saturday of Mr. Wiede’s brother,
Herman F. Wtede, 03, funner of
tlmt community. Also attending,
the rites from Edna were Mr. and
Mrs. Arnold Koop and Mr. and
Mrs. Marvin Wlede and families.
Services were held from the Max-
well Lutheran Church Cemetery
Surviving ure his wife; a son,
one grandchild; three brothers,
William of Edna, Otto of Maxwell
ami Arthur of San Antwilo, and a
sister, Mrs. Otis Schneider of Max-
..X l* .;
Edna Toggery in
The Edna Toggery, operated by
Mrs. Otto Lochuusen, has moved
into the larger and renovated As-
heck building at 122 East Main St.
The children’s and ladles’ shop
formerly was located next door. ’
The building has been done over
Inside and now presents a most
Mrs. Lochauseu has enlarged her
stock with fresh merchandise.
Smith Feed Store
The Smith Feed Store of Edna
has announced the purchase of new
grinding and mixing equipment.
Tlie new machinery will be install-
ed us soon as it. arrives.
The Week In Edna
- , TONIGHT
Scout leaders, Scout Hut, 7‘80 p.
City Council, City Hall, 7:30 p.
Masonic Lodge, Masonic Hafi^ 8
National Guard, Armory, 7:15
Jaycee Charter Night, Armory,
7:30 p. m.
Go to Church.
PMA committee, ag. bid*., 2 p.
Jaycee directors, City HalL 7-80
A s TUESDAY
Lions, Legion Hall, 12 noon.
Fire Dept, CSty Hall 7 p.
Rotary Legion m
Methodist P~“--3 5 p’ m*
7 p. m.
SriAY’ AUQ- 81
**ool. 7:30 p.
Jackson County Cl, of* o.
meeting, City Hall, 7:30 /
’3 "ant sr-* i
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Evans, Chester. The Edna Herald (Edna, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 2, 1951, newspaper, August 2, 1951; Edna, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth763709/m1/1/: accessed April 1, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Jackson County Memorial Library.