The Lampasas Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1925 Page: 1 of 8
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Lampasas, Texas, Friday, August 28, 1925
New Fall and Winter goods are arriving daily now and we are too
busy marking and placing these in every department to describe
them to \r<5u now. Visit us often and see these new arrivals. Come
expecting to see the prettiest line of fall and winter merchandise
ever exhibited—and you will not be disappointed.
Visit our store often and watch our adver- 0
tisem'ents for announcements of the new goods.
H igdo n=Sen terf itt
W. A. NICHOLS INJURED
SPLENDID RAIN OVER
v STATE AND LOCALLY
Rain which began falling- here Tues-
day about noon and continued through-
out the night and up until about 11
o’clock Wednesday morning- seemed
to be general, as reports from Dallas,
Waco, Temple, San Ang-elo and inter-
mediate sections, reported rain.
The local condition reported on here
was .12 of an inch for Tuesday, and
.80 of an inch fell Wednesday
morning;. About 11:30 o’clock the
sun shone out, indicating- the rain was
over, but this has been a splendid rain
for this section.
The conditions reported on from
- Lometa, Bend, Burnet, Ivempner all
state that good rains have fallen, all
the way from 1 and 1-2 inches to two
inches. The rain. during Tuesday
’night was slow and gentle and went
into the ground and will work won-
ders for all kinds of crop interests and
the grass will be given an impetus
and in fact everything will be helped.
The weather grouch has just about
lost his job and the drug-store com-
plexion has received a biff on account
of the damp weather, but. outside of
that everybody is happy. The cattle
I^P^usiness will pick up and the range
^Iwill begin to put on new life.
405 acres, good sheep ranch. 100
acres in cultivation, lasting watex-,
good grass, on public road. Also have
2 acres m-igated garden, small store.
—John M. Jones, S. W. Phone
311. R. A. Box 86, Lampasas, Tex-
NEW MINISTER TO ARRIVE
Rev. Albert E. Burn?, who has been
filling- the pastorate of the Central
Christian church here for the past
three months has just about complet-
ed his contract with the church and
will be leaving- Monday or Tuesday
fox- Fort Worth where he will re-enter
the Texas Christian University. Mr.
Burns is a young student, and will be
in his sophomore year in the Univer-
sity where he expects to continue his
preparation for the ministry. He
states that he has enjoyed the few
months here with the church people
and says they are a fine people to
The church has secux-ed Rev. Law-
rence Williams to serve as the minis-
ter of the church and he will be here
p begin his duties the first Sunday in
Notice is hereby given that I have
sold to Charles L. Barkley all of my
intex-ekt, in the Barkley Drug Store at
Lampasas, and Charles L. Barkley
assumes to pay all indebtedness due
by Barkley Ding- Company.
This Aug. 25, 1925.
(dwp) W. L. Lloyd.
The Lampasas Baptist Association
will meet with the Copperas Cove
Baptist Church, September 2nd, at
10 a. m. It is hoped that all board
members will come fully instructed
concerning next year’s work.
OF RUHR VALLEY ENDS
DUESSELDORF, Aug. 25.—T h e
French and Belgian troops Tuesday
tux-ned over the Ruhr to the Germans
after four years’ occupation, under-
taken to compel Germany to pay rep-
arations. There were no disturbances,
no demonstrations, no public expres-
sions of either regret or pleasure.
Thex-e were, however, many emotional
partings between young* French sol-
dier's and their German sweethearts.
Waiting impatiently outside, the
city, 1,500 security police were as-
sembled; they will come in Wednes-
day to take over the general policing.
Mrs. H. F: Granau, of Bellville* who
has been here attending the Church
of Christ Encampment at Anderson
Pai*k, left Wednesday morning for
her home. She is the daughter of
Mi*, and Mrs. F. W. Dent, of Lometa,
and was in camp with the Dent family
THE CHAMBER OF
An unusually large crowd was in
attendance at .the weekly meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce Wednes-
day at the Hotel Wachen, when the
twenty-two present voted solidly for
the proposed plan of calling an elec-
tion for the bond issue to build state
highways in. Lampasas county, and al-
so a solid vote was cast when those
present signed the petition for paving
the public square. This clearly shows
what the Chamber of Commerce
means to Lampasas and Lampasas
county when, a body of men vote sol-
idly on propositions that are for the
] benefit and upbuilding of the entire
President V. E. Curry called the;
meeting to order and asked for re-
ports of committees. Secretary Roy
L. Walkex- read a letter in which it
was proposed that a milk eondensery
might be located in Lampasas. Af-
ter some discussion a motion was
made and carried instructing the sec-
retary to answer the letter and tell
something of the advantages Lam-
pasas had to offer for such an enter-
prise and also inquire as to what
would be necessary to secure the lo-
cation of the milk condensery in Lam-
pasas. It was agreed that Lampasas
needed such industries and it was
worthwhile to go after such enter-
prises which would increase the week-
ly pay roll of the town and commu-
Mr. Walker, as one of the commit-
teemen on the highway project, re-
ported that a report from the high-
way engineer- had been received, and
that the'cost of building of highways
in Lampasas county was estimated at
$18,000 per mile, with a maximum of
$20,000 pef mile. He stated that in
discussing the matter the objection
had been raised by some that, there
would be “graft” on the deal, but the
engineer and State Highway Commis-
sioner Joe Burkett assures the com-
mittee that all money paid out will be
passed upon by the State Highway
Commission, the Federal Highway
Commission and the County Com-
missioners Court, which guarantees
i absolute safety against graft or any
other underhanded dealings. The
matter was thoroughly gone over and
it was unanimously voted to make
this matter the paramount issue and
work at it until its final consumma-
tion. Plans have been laid to carry
on an intensive campaign for the
$800,000 bond issue which will fee
matched by the State Highway De-
partment, making $1,600,000 for high-
way improvemeixts. It is planned to
get the matter into shape so' that it
can be given to the property tax vot-
ers in a nut shell, and put the propo-
sition over so that work can be start-
ed at once on the building of good
A motion was made and carried
that all accounts made to put the good
x*oads proposition over, be passed up-
on and authorized paid by the direc-
tors of the Chamber of Commerce.
J. C. Griffin, who is soon to leave
Lampasas, was present and took op-
portunity to express his gratitude and
appreciation to the members of the
Chamber of Commerce for the splen-
did co-operation he had x’eceived from
them as county agent and in other
undetrakings, assuring them that he
was in favor of the project to build
good roads and gave it as his opin-
ion that Lampasas must have good
roads ox- be classed as a small, -unpro-
gressive town for all time to come.
Mr. Walker assured Mr. Griffin that
he had made good on every proposi-
tion he had undertaken and commend-
ed him for the hard work he bad done
for Lampasas county.
V. E. Curry stated that the commit-
tee appointed to work out details to
pave the public square had had a joint
meeting with the Commissioners court
and the City Federation, and plans
had been formulated whereby the
public would be given an opportunity
to say whether they wanted the pub-
lic square paved or not, and two peti-
tions were circulated at this meeting,
one for the proposition and one
against it; the petition for the paving
of the square was signed by everyone
present. An article will appear in all
the newspapers of the county stating
the proposition also, and by this meth-
od it is expected that there will be an
overwhelming* majority in favor of
paving the square.
Ds. R. Fitch reported that the pure
water committee was still working on
the proposition, and would have some-
thing to report later.
Those present at the meeting were:
W. E. Moore, J- B. Hoilcy, R. J. Paine,
N. B. Taylor, Chas. Barkley, Frank
Baker, J. R. Key, Roy L. Walker, Gor-
don Mackey, J. F. Everett, J. C. Grif-
fin, J. H. Andrew, J. L. Frazer, W.
H. Hinton, J. F. Peeler, E. M. Pharx-,
V. E. Curry, Herbert Abney, Den
Cameron, M. L. Gaffney, D. R. Fitch,
Miss Ferrell Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Hhkman and
daughter, Miss Esther, arrived at
home Monday afternoon from Shreve-
port, La., where they spent several
weeks visiting in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. P. V. Hickman, Jr. They made
the trip i:.i their car ax.d were accom-
panied a part of the way home by P.
V., Jr., who returned to Shreveport
via Dallas on the interurban and took
the tx*ain there for his home.
Miss Maude Brown, who has been
spending the past three months in
Mexia with hex* sister, Mrs. H. L.
Simpson, returned home Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dean and Mrs.
D. Harkrider, of Brady, have rooms
at Mrs. J. P. Word’s. They are here
| In the interest of Mrs. Harkrider’?
| Mrs. J. A. Hendricks and two .sons,
! Gerald and Evans, who have been here
for five weeks visiting in the homes of
Mrs. Omar Smith and Mrs. J. P. Word
and other relatives, departed on the
Wednesday morning train for their
j home in Mansfield. This is the first
I visit Mrs. Hendricks has made in
' eight years and she enjoyed seeing hex-
relatives and old friends as well.
Miss Louise Daugherty and brother,
George, who have been here attending
the Church of Chx*ist Encampment at
Anderson Park, departed Monday
morning for their home in Killeen.
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 24.— j
W. A. Nichols, 68 years old, of Briggs, j
retired Burnet County farmer, sus- ;
tabled a broken right log at the ankle
when struck by an automobile while
standing on the running board of his
parked machine on the Carlsbad pike.
Five prosecution witnesses testified
Saturday in Justice. Coui-t that Johnny !
Walker of San Angelo and Ballinger
was drunk when he drove his car into
Nichol’s automobile. Walker was re-
leased under' $1,500 bond upon a
charge of operating a motor vehicle
C. H. Wykes and his son, Gliarlcs;
of Oakalla, returned home Wednes-
day morning, Aug. 19, from Quanah
where they spent a few days visiting
with Lessie and Edward Wykes. Mr
Wykes reports the crops in that sec-
tion fine. Cotton is high and full of
blooms and the grass is green and
flourishing. In fact all of the crops
in that section are good, as they have
had plenty of rain this year.
Miss Susie Springer, who has been
visiting in the home of her uncle and
aunt, Mi*, and Mrs. R. L. Springer,
left Saturday morning for her home
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Groves and
daughter, Miss Ima, of Tuscola, and
Mrs. C. M. McKelvain, of Haskell, ar-
rived Tuesday afternoon and are
guests in the home of Mr. and Mi*s.
S. A. Word. Mr. Groves and Mi*s.
McKelvain ai*e brother and sister of
William Lee Lockhart left Tuesday
night for San Angelo, where he will
join his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Claud Allen, and the party will make
an auto trip to El Paso and New
Mrs. Neal McAnelly, of Lometa,
came in Monday to visit her brother,
John McCrea, who continues to be sick
at his home in'the western part of the
A good rain is reported at the Grif-
fith ranch Sunday afternoon 6 miles
north of town. Out on the Mesquite
x’oad the rain only extended about two
ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF
PAVING THE SQU ARE?
The County Judge and the Commis-
sioners have said that they are ready
to pave the Court House Square in
Lampasas if the majority of the prop-
erty tax payers of the county are in
favor of it. In order to get an ex-
pression from-the people the papers
of the county are asking each tax
payer to notify his commissioner con-
cerning- his wishes in the matter, In
order to make it easy for you, at the
close of this article will be foutfit! two
statements, one or the other of which
will state your wish in the matter.
Please sign the one that expresses
your wish and mail it to your Com-
missioner by Friday, September 11,
If you will look at the squares in
any other county seat town that has
its streets tax*viated or paved you will
see that the squai-e is also covered to.
lxxatch the streets. Look wherever
you will. In the .second place, to have
the square paved it will be a much
nicer place for the people rro/n the
country to park their- cars, especially
when it is muddy or very dusty. Third-
ly, the town would have a decidedly
xmproved appearance, and, since the
people here have voted taxes upon
themselves to cover their streets, we
believe you think that they should
have the square paved at the county’s
expense (You understand, that the
court house and the square are coun-
ty property to do with as the people
of the county please). Again, since
the larger per cent of any precinct
taxes are paid by residents of the city
of Lampasas, we believe that the citi-
zens of the city deserve this little
amount of money for this purpose
Now please express your wish by
signing on one of the lines below, and
mail this slip of paper to YOUR Com-
“I am a property tax payer in Lam-
“I am iu favor of pavbxg the
“I am not in favor of paving the
By the Committee.
Miss Veda Standard, of Adamsville,
is visiting in the home of Miss Yada
Donnell this week.
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