The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 14, Ed. 1, Friday, February 8, 1952 Page: 2 of 8
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TOE BARTllETT TRIBUNE Friday February 8 19&
HOME FROM KOREA
THE BARTLETT TRIBUNE '
Published Evory Friday In Barlott. Toxas
nOBEIlT C. FORD Editor and Publisher
MRS. ROBERT C FORD Associate Editor
Entered an Socond-Class Mall Matter at tho PoatoHlco at Bartlett Texas.
nder th Act of March 4. 1879.
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letters will make interesting reading.
Now let's have the comments.
Pfc. Dominik Pospicil is at
home on a 30 day furlough after
spending nmo months m Korea
Mrs. Ernest Cowan and child-
ren Linda and Bruce Allen of
Temple have returned home.aft-
er a ten day visit here.
Gtfr. and Mrs. James Anderson
and tMiko of Austin spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. S.
Mr. and Mrs. M. 0. Hanks and
children spent Sunday in Flor-
ence with relatives. """
H. W. Sturm Sets Example
For anyone who wants an example of what a successful
farmer can do there is a daily exhibition at the H. W. Sturm farm'
northeast of Bartlett. With Mr. Sturm farming is a business that
should be operated like any other successful business. There is
no idle time for time is put to profitable use.
Mr. Sturm raises cotton and small grain like the farms
around him but he also raises chickens 'hogs and cows and op-
erates a dairy that brings him a daily income all year around.
There's meat milk milk products and eggs for the home table
and cash income from the farm yard in addition to the cash crops
harvested in the summer and fall. It's a healthy economic set-up.
We've no objections to some leisure time and we're sure
the Sturm family hasn't either but mechanized farming does
seem to give the average farmer an opportunity to expand his
income with .a balanced program and still not require more than
the 48 to 60 hours per week that is the customary work week in
Bartlett and towns its size. There are exceptions. of course during
the rush of the harvest season but these are offset by the period
between fall plowing and spring planting.
iMrs. Howard Brooks and Mrs.
Maude Hill of Granger spent
Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Mrs. F. 0. Cooke has returned
to her home in San Antonio after
a visit here with her mother
Mrs. Fannie Joyce.
Mrs. Adaline Taylor was -a
visitor in Austin Saturday.
Mrs. Dick Traylor and daught-
er have returned to Conroe after
a visit here with relatives and
Mrs. Ed Hruska returned
mome ounciav irom numeral
Wells where she has been re-
Young men required to
4 register under Selective
"" Service may do so at the
Bartlett Tribune office.
Selective Service laws re-
" quire that men register
within five davs of their
!" 18th hirthdav.
You Too Can Have A Voice In
Choosing Presidential Candidates
It may be just talk but we have heard more opposition to
President Harry Truman seeking another term in office than we
have ever heard in this chunk of the "solid south" of any man who
represented the Democratic party in high office.
If you are one of those who want to vote the Democratic
party ticket '"straight" as most Bartlett folks usually do but
don't want to vote for Mr. Truman again or if you are one of
those who support him and want to see him reelected there is
something you can do about it.
The opportunity comes at the precinct convention. It is
here that local people have an opportunity to express a preference
as to who shall represent the party on the general election 'ballot.
Delegates to the county convention are selected at the precinct
convention and they can go instucted to support a particular
candidate to oppose one or they can go uninstructed.
At the county convention it is determined what candidate
the county .prefers to support and delegates to the state con-
vention are elected. These delegates make known the county's
wishes at the state convention.
At the state convention the preference of the people of
the state is determined and delegates are elected 'to the national
convention of the party. The delegates may go instructed to sup-
port a pai'ticular candidate at least on the first few ballots oi
they may go uninstructed in which case they use their best judg-
ment when all of the possible candidates are known. This latter
method is sometimes used to gain bargaining power in reference
to other points on the platform' .The party nominee is selected at
the national convention.
The procedure varies in different states some use a
presidential prefertial primary and some use a party caucus
system but this is the way the system operates in Texas. Of
course the presidential electors who finally elect the president are
elected at the general election in November but at that time the
choice is narrowed to one Democratic party candidate one Repub-
lician party candidte and occasionally another party candidate.
We can help choose the party candidates this year but if
we folloW our usual procedure we won't. Precinct chairman tell us
that very few people attend the precinct conventions which ai-e
usually held on primary election day and sometimes they have to
go out on the street and gather up a few people in order to hold a
convention at all. Then it is difficult to get anyone to attend the
With more people talcing an interest in politics this yeax as
evidenced by the record payment of poll taxes perhaps we can
make new history this year
The precinct convention is a long time off but it isn't too
early to be thinking about taking an interest this year.
One definition of nnlitif.iflTis niVrinvna fliom no nnnnia mn
take more interest in public affairs than most people Perhaps
more of u should become politicians.
RIDIN' THE OUTLAW TRAIL
THE TANKS ARE COMING
Tues. Wed. Thur.
COME FILL THE CUP
FIRE WINDSTORM BONDS
Preston Isaac Marie Isaac
List Your Farms and City Prop-
See Me For Prices and Location
Office at Ira A. Prewitt Hard.
Office Phone 1 Residence 153
Thomas N. DeLaney
Eyes Carefully Examined
Glasses That Fit
518-17 Professional Bldg
Phone 3248 Temple Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Hoffman
and little daughter of Bastrop
were week-end visitors here and
Mrs. Hoffman and daughter r(T-
mained for a longer stay.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Cornell
of Rosebud were recent visitors
in the Alvin Friedrich home.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hoes and
son of Austin were week-end
visitors of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Hoes. They were enroute to
Wichita Falls where they will
make their home. He is with the
State Health Department.
Albert Mikulencak of Elgin
was a business visitor here Friday.
CARD OF THANKS
I sincerely appreciate your
cards and visits during my short
stay in a Tayolr hospital Such
kindnesses will long be remem-
bered. Pat Malone.
Alvin Friedrich and F. B.
Romberg attended a seed con-
vention at A & M Friday and
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to express my sincere
thanks for the lovely cards flow-
ers gifts and your visits during
my recent stay in a Taylor hos-
pital. Your thoughtfulness will ever
Mrs. S. T. Byrd.
Mrs. Bill Donnell is visiting in
Houston this week.
Mrs. Arthur Mason and Mrs.
Marcus Lindemann nm visifimr
relatives in Houston this week.
Mrs. Ben Driebradt of San
Antonio is here visiting her par-
ents Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lindemann.
OUR COUNTRY NEEDS SCRAP METAL
We Buy Junk of All Kinds
And Pay Top Prices
WALTON'S JUNK YARD
West Of Depot
I aphid ON SOUND TIRE BODIES OR ON YOUR J J
AT THIS LOW PRICE
HOW CAW YOU
AFFORD TO DRIVE ON
WET SLIPPERY ROADS
I I K C 9
9 25 Longer Mileage
Made of Cold Rubber
9 Same High Quality Tread
Materials as Used in New
New Tire Guarantee
p-v ". " A
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Same Tread Design as In
Same Tread Depth as In
9 Same Tread Width as in
Jackson Service Station
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Ford, Robert C. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 14, Ed. 1, Friday, February 8, 1952, newspaper, February 8, 1952; Bartlett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth77015/m1/2/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.