The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 14, Ed. 1, Friday, February 17, 1950 Page: 1 of 8
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The bartlett Tribune
JiAKTbKTT TEXAS Krldny Fefiraury 17 l'JSO"
-Georgo F Wacker brother of
!Ben Wacker of Bnrtlett and
iJohn Wacker of Temple died
last Wednesday night four days
ifter suffering a heart attack
it a hospital in Paul's Valley
Oklahoma. The attack occured at
Iiis homo and he was carried to
Ifcho hospi'tal shortly afterward.
Mr. Wacker built a $1000 in
vestment on borrowed money
into a variety store chain for
tune and is described by tne
Paul's Valley Democrat as the
lity's No. 1 citizen. He was head
If the vast southwestern chain
of Wacker stores in Oklahoma
Texas. Lousiana. and New Mc
icO which had its headquarters in
rami's Valley UKia.
Mr. Wacker was born in
Ellinger. Texas January G 1885.
Ho lived there until 1908. He
worked on railroad construction
jobs in Texas operated a com-
missary and once worked with a
bakery before becoming a dry
goods clerk in Ballinger a posi-
tion ho resigned to enter the
variety store business in Hugo in
In 1922 he and Mrs. Wacker
mover to Paul's Valley Okla.
In mentioning some of the
recent improvements in Bartlett
in the last issue of the Tribune
we failed to mention the Full
Gospel Church and the six room
homo recently completed by Mr.
and Mrs. F. O. Walton.
These buildings were not just
improving the looks of that sec
tion of town. Mr and JVirs. wait-
on bought the lot and built a
Louis B. Wells Post No. 183 of
the American Legion has been
requested by the Texas Heart
Association to collect funds local
ly for the 1950 Heart Campaign
Funds thus collected will be
transmitted to state headquart-
ers and will in turn bo re-allocat-
ed to local and district needs as
Three Game Series
Decide B.B. Title
Bartlett Has Taste
Of Tornado Damage
wo pS bv S iKE Hi -t. nd mol pro-
was no church of their faith in
town and much credit should be
given them for interest and
Mrs. C. B. Overbv was elected
president of the Cornelia Wilson
Garden Club when it met Thurs
day afternoon at the City Hall
'or its annual Dusmess meeting.
Other officers elected were:
Mrs. Arthur Guenzel vice presi-
dent; Mrs. W. L. Stokes Jr. re-
cording secretary; Mrs. E. C.
Brune Jr. corresponding sec-
retarv: Mrs. O. L. Lange. treas
and opened a store there which Jurer; Mrs. Louis Meissner hist-
iauncneu cne oeginnmjf oi wi -rian; Mrs. ueorge ivinsirovicn
vast network of variety stores jr parliamentarian and Mrs.
Heart trouble as it is com
monly called is still the nation's
number one killer. Research and
information can do much to al
leviate the distress 'of those who
now have heart trouble; and to
designate the diet manner of
living and medical treatment
necessary to keep the heart
funciontnig properly. Such in-
formation and advise may be of
incalculable value to you and
Bright red coin collector in
the shape of plastic hearts have
been placed in strategic places
over the city. They will be the
only means of raising funds fn
this community. When you see
one please deposit your dime
your quarter your half-dollar or
more xour nicdcst contribution
helps combat the enemy heart
Bartlett Bulldogs won their
final district game against Camp
Hood here Wednesday night by
a 52 to 30 score ending the
season in a tie lor tne title witn
Troy. Miller and Overby were
high with 16 nnd 14 points re-
spectively. The championship will be de-
cided in a three game series With
Troy that must be completed
Saturday night in order that the
district winners be certified for
the regional tournament to be
held the following week-end in
The first-came of the series is
being played tonight (Thursday)
In the Bartlett gym. Tho second
will be played Friday night in
Troy and the third if necessary
will be played Saturday. The site
will be chosen Friday night.
now in operation.
Since moving to Paul's Valley
Wacker had been active in civic
and governmental affairs. He
was a former Chamber of Conv
Ben Goss. reporter.
Roll call was answered with a
narliamentary law or custom.
Mrs. Ben Goss spoke on Oriental
arramrements. and Mrs. Goss
lie president and served forand Mrs. R. C. -Ford displayed
years' as a member of the board
of directors of that organization.
He served as the city's first
mayor under the manager form
of' government which was adopt-
in 1945. Two years later he
sesigned that position to accept
appointment to tho newly creat-
ea eignwnan state nignway com.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Oartier
and children of Austin Visited
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Roberts here
during the week-end.
Eric Hoes And
Wed In Dallas
The marriage of Miss Gay
Swetnam of. Dallas nnd Eric
Hoes who is -now a student in
Denton was -announced in Bart-
lett this week by Mr. Hoes' par
ents Mr. and Mrs. Guenther
Bartlett did not entirely miss
the cyclone damage ithat was re-
ported in several points in Texas
last Saturday and Sunday. The
Grover Ponder home east of
town Was blown from its blocks
and there was other damage to
tho barn and outbuildings on the
The twister causing serious
damage which hit nearest to
Bartlett was tho one at Bailey-
ville near Rosebud where forty
persons were left homeless and
twenty houses damaged or de-
stroyed. Three persons were
hurt but none seriously.
Accompanying rams were ex
actly what was needed in the
Bartlett area but they reached
flood proportions in many sec-
tions of Central Texas. Creeks
reached the flood stage for the
first time in two years.
In Granger Commimssioner
Frank E. Martinets reported
that roads were damaged in sev-
eral places and he said 14
bridges were damaged by the
rains. About four inches of rain
fell west of Graneer in the Den-
son community late Saturday
Wind demolished sheds and hail
was heavy in that area.
Holland schools were clo3ed
Monday because of bridges wash-
ed out east of town.
For Night Trains
Effective Wednesday mornint;
of this week night trains Noa. 5
and 6 will Stop regularly in BarU
lett to receive nnd put off parcel
post in addition to first class
mail. They will also receive and
put off passengers.
Train No. 5 from St. Louis
to San Antonio arrives at 0:33
Train No. G from Snn Antonio
to St. Louis arrives at 2:47 a. m.
For passenger sdrvicu on the
above trains contact C. E. Bass
Valentine arrangements in an
Oriental manner at the meeting.
The landscaping commtitee
announced plans for the land-
scaping of the new Legion Home
nnd asked club members for at
least $1.00 -per club member to
assist in the buying of some
shrubs needed in the first plant-
The wedding took place on last
Mr. Vnrn .Tnvrn nml Mnrv ? ruily at wiu mil e " -"
7nuiH. nnd Mrs M. E. Arnold. brlde 8 Parents ln Dallas-
The couple will make their
home in Denton.
Frances nnd Mrs. M. E. Arnold
were week-end visitors in Buck'
holts with relatives. . .
Tuesday To Be
With P.-T. A
Eighteen tornado strikes have
been reported in Texas Saturday
and Sunday. The Texas death
toll was nine. Tornadoes killed
29 in Louisiana and nine in Ten
mission and held that position at jng. One of the projects of the
wie tiiiiD uj. Jiio ucuiu. ciUD IS 10 BSSlSt Witn W1U ucuuu-
Wackcr and Mrs. Wacker put fication of the Legion grounds
thousands of dollars into the dc-lnnd they will work with a com-
velopment of the city's new'mittee from the American
municipal park board named for Legion on the project. Mrs. E.
them. He also arranged to pro-C. Brune Jr. is chairman of the
vide additional funds for thoommittee.
park after his death by deeding . .
thirty acres of mineral rights to Mrs. Arthur Guenzel chair-
flin nifv -fini. nnvlr nnvnntina Mnrnr'man Of City Wide beaUtiflCatlOn
churches of tlie city received announced that now is the time
substantial gifts from him. I f?r the club members and all
He was a member of the Luth- i"zens 01 tne xown 10 gou u.m-
eran Church and was a Mason premises in readiness for the
and a Shiner. Mfly inspection. The committee
Funeral services- were held;1183 decided that more emphasis
o Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock ; 3huld be made. on the beauty as
mi tne rirat irrcauyiermn onurcn
Shades Of The Past! Looks Like The
Days Of Bloomer Girls Are Returning
in Paul's Valley and burial was
in Mt. Olivet cemetery there.
He is survived by his wife
well as cleanliness of the yards.
Mrs. R. C. Ford flower show
chairman passed out rules and
aoVinrlttloa -fnr fhn Rnrlnc Flnwnr
i(rs. Mona Wacker of Paul's Show which will be starred April
Valtey; a daughter Mrs. M. J. '14. Others on the committee are:
Ewert also of Paul's Valley; two! Mrs. E. B. Ware Mrs. Eynon
sisters Mrs. A. P. Bolton of i Via. and Mrs. Joe Wiedersoahn.
Davis Okla. and Mrs. Hattie The president Mrs. W. L. Stokes
Order of Columbus Texas; four I Jr. announced the following
brothers. John of Temple Ben of if lower show committees: Stag-
Bartlott Emil of Idabel Okla. ing Mrs. C. B. Overby Mrs. H.
na a. w or xsorman Okla. and
The Senior and Junior classes
of tho local high school will spon
sor a basketball game Friday
February 24 at the gymnasium
at 7:30 p. m. with mothers of
the two classes and other old
hens scheduled to play. Some of
the young women of tne town
will be asked to play so they can
relieve tho old women who have
not played basketball for twenty
years or more.
It should be a treat to see
grandmother Overby Mrs. C. B.
Overby. and stars of' 1920 to
1930. Maybe her granddaughter
will be here to watch her per
form. Mrs. C. F. Hill will have
at least five rooters present as
her five children will surely be
there. Mrs. Cryer will have Bill
on the bleachers to make fun of
her play and watching for her
to foul out. Mrs. E. C. Brune Jr.
will have her public her ex-stu
dents members of the Junior
and Senior classes there to see
how well she can handle the ball
ipjange And Oldham
J Win Again
C. L. Oldham and O. L. Lange
won again at the . Houston Fa.t
Stock Show with" their prize
Rhode Island Reds.
Mr. Oldham exhibited eight
lards and won 1st old pen 2nd
young pen 4th cock 5th cock
erel and for the third year in
fiUccessibn won grand champion
lold pen ox the show All eight
pea received a ribbon of some
MV. T-dTiKrt ntfViHvit.oH ihwlvp
iVfeirds and brought homo fourteen
ftnbbojnsi' His winnings were twe
.ijtrstj jour anus ana iour orqs
W. McCarver Mrs. Sam Dillard ;and get over the court. Mrs. W.
and Mrs. Wm. Brooklhfre ; entry L. Patton "will' probably'- play-
Mrs. L. Mewsner Mrs. James guard as her daughter bniney
Wheeler Mrs. E. C. Brune Jr..
Mrs. Reno Snage and Mrs. O. L.
Lnnge ; classification Mi"s Arth-
ur Guenzel. The entry committee
nnd the classification committee
will work together for the show.
Mr. and Mrs Olan Howell of
Rosenberg were recent guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson and
they accompanied tnem home for
a weeks visit.
Darrell will be on the court and
the public will be ready to com-
pare her speed with that of her
son. Mrs. Ira O Dell will be in
there to show tho public sne
could give her daughter some
competition. Mrs. Milton Moore
has consented to play in this
game but warns the manager
that if she once falls down it will
be the last of tho gymn.
Mrs. Earl Crouch who has
three daughters to root for her
will be there playing for the
Junior class. Mrs. George Mnst-
rovich Jr. will have two chddren
present to watch their mother
prance up and down the court
and if she can prance like Sylvia
she will be doing good. Mrs.
Mozoll Thomas isn't quite as old
as some of the other wmen and
should not have too much trouble
with the rules of the game but
she too will have two children
there to watch her play Mrs.
Robert Ford another hold over
of the bloomer girls hasn't play
ed basketball in over twenty
years- and will probably foul nut
in the ' first few minuted
Mrs. Herbert Hill will make hor
With work moving along rap-
idly whenever the weather per-
mits completion of the Ameri-
can Legion home seems to be
only a matter of days now if
'hose are sunshiny days.
Legion members are beginning
to think about moving in and
wondering if they will have to
drag the old benches into the
meeting hall to sit on or if they
will be able to afford some more
Dad's Night will be observed
at the Parent-Teacher Associa-
tion meeting Tuesday evening;
February 21 at the Grammar
School at 7 :30 n. m. with "Team-
work for Good Citizenship" as
the topic for the program.
C. E. Bass will give the open-
ing devotional nnd the enter-
tainment will be rendered by the
4th and 5th grades. The film of
the Bantlett-Hollan'l game will
be shown to the group.
Mrs. E. E. Cryer Mrs. George .
Mastrovich Jr. and MrsJoe'
Weiderspahn will be in chargte-Vr
of the social hour. &f :
All parents are urged to at-
tend this night meeting and
visitor are always welcome.
Some classes are near their 75
attendance goal nnd are anxious
to have all members -present
at this special meeting so
they. can receive the $10.00 at-
tendance prize money.
If there is anyono who planned
to make a contribution toward
the providing of a legion home
who hasn't yet dona so the
organization could use that con-
tribution to purchase suitable
a real star guard on this years France for the Senlor clagg
earn surely inherited .her play- if he ls in town - itrht of
Misses Marlene Rentchler
Donna Stockton and Allison
Joyce were in Belton Friday and
Saturday to attend World Fel-
lowship meet pf tho Central
Mr and Mra.j Neal Watson
and daughter and Mr and Mrs
MfWo 4ths second best pullet Henry Hamm and' daughters of
?iAwiev'fiBii class and chamnion Waxahachio visited friends and
- .n . .... ...
3(outtg V?n ox the entire snow. ircKvtives here last week-end
ing from some one in the family.
Mrs. C. E. Limmer will be in
there playing and it is reported'
that she gets over tho court .fast-
similar to her daughter Mary
Louise but of course she has
a number of extra pounds to take
along with her Mrs. Jewel Wick-
strom who has playedbaskotball
in some of the town games in
recent years will bo back on the
court to help the classes and
show the group that sne isn't
afraid to try it again she prob-
ably was one of those tall jump-
ing centers years ago.
Mrs. Howard Snrtor showed
tho public that women with
weight could play ball when she
was high point on her team a
few .years .a&o and ahe will bo
Circle II of the Presbyterian
Women of the Church met Wed-
nesday night in the home of Mrs.
The circle chairman. Mrs.
Fynn Vin. presided at the bus-
iness meeting at which time new
officers for the year were elecU
ed. They are: Mrs. Ruth Guyton
circle chairman; Mrs. Jack Cav-
itt vice chairman; Mrs. O. J.
Koepke secretary; and Mrs. Jjj.
E. Lindemann treasurer.
Mrs. A. A. Gersbach was in
charge of the program and very
ably gave "The Paramount Sign
Mariorie Hill freshman stu- tno iiesurrMiion". uup towbis
dent at Southwestern Univcrs- fere hemmed tor tne orpniras
ity received twin honors Tues- bomo iwvlns the social hour.
aayjfwnen sne waa announcw a A refreshment plate-was serr-
nominee ior tne coveteo una oi ed to the f0nowing: Mrs. Ruth
Mar jorie Hill
the game nnd much will be ex-
pected of her as she hns ha3
three children Kenneth Donald
and Dorothy who have played
basket ball for the local high
school. There will bo other play-
ers who had not been contacted
at press time.
Some of thp pretty active en-
ergetic young girls of the town
nre being contneted to coma to
tho rescue of the old hens in thi3
special game. They are: Mrs
Juanita Mosolev Mrs. Annie
Flo Pencock Miss Ann Senle
Mrs. MaryJSllon Griffin Scale
nnd others. They havo always
played a good game so will add
to the evening of entertainment
and will cause tho spoctntors to
realize that they aro'nttending
all-school beauty and also as
nominee for the title of Kappa
Sigma fraternity beauty.
There are two nominees for
Guy f on Mrs Ed Hru"kn. Mrs.
A. A. Gnr-ach Mrs. Eynon Via
Mrs Erwin Rneke Mrs E. E.
Lindemann Mrs. Jack Cavitfc
tho fraternity beauty and 88' Mrs. Elona Wacker Misses
nominees for all-school title. Con
test judging will take place on
Norma and Cora Betikman the
hostess Mrs Knight and Mrs.
Thursday night of this week and W. C. Turner Jr. of Houston.
winners will be announced at a
school dance on Saturday night.
Sunday Feb. 19th.
back trying her luck again Mrs. a basket ball game. Make plans
George Townsend .mother or rov to attend tho game
10:00 a m. Sunday School.
11:00 a. m Congregational
meeting Purpose of the congre-
gational meeting i's to hoar and
act upon the report of tho nom
inating committee which was.
elected by the congregation on'
Sunday Fb. 5. 1050
7 :0O p m.y Showing of a For-
eign Mission "film
To Assist With
Tax Returns Here
A deputy collector frohi the
Department of Internal Revenue
will bo at the city; halt in Bartlett
on March J.at to nssi'sjk taxpayers
with their income tax returns.
Ho will bo at the ci'v hall from
8:00 a. m to 5:00 p. m Returns
n ? 'oo n en Mav?h 16.
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Ford, Robert C. & Ford, Nora Mae. The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 14, Ed. 1, Friday, February 17, 1950, newspaper, February 17, 1950; Bartlett, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth81827/m1/1/: accessed June 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.