The Lampasas Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, December 5, 1930 Page: 4 of 8
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BRIGGS and GAMEL
Big Stock Reducing Sale
CLIMAXING GUR GREATEST EVENT OF NINE YEARS
Get more furniture for your gift budget at Lampasas Furniture Company’s NOW.—Because prices have been reduced—every price has been made lower—and, this
we guarantee you. Prices will not be lower in January. This is Lampasas Furniture Company’s Christmas Gift to you—and that’s being Santa in a big way we think. Shop
now and save. You’ll be Santa again this year according to your means. Lampasas Furniture Company offers more than the same money bought last year. Early buyers
will get the best selections, so why not buy now.
You can buy 9x12 Gold Seal Rugs
You can buy Good Guaranteed
Springs for ..........................-.........
You can buy Good Cane Chairs
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, WE ARE GIVING AWAY AT 3:30 P. M. A BEAUTIFUL 9x12 GOLD SEAL RUG. BE ON HAND WHEN
THE RUG IS GIVEN AWAY. ALSO SEE THE OTHER PREMIUMS THAT WE ARE GIVING AWAY DURING THIS MONTH.
LAMPASAS IS HOST TO
BALLINGER FOOTBALL FANS
Thanksgiving Day of 1930 has pas-
sed into history but the memory of
that clay will long remain in the
hearts of Lampasas and Ballinger foot-
ball fans, for it was on that day that
a special train arrived in Lampasas
at 11 a. m. carrying some 250 Bal-
linger fans and their Bearcats for the
purpose of clashing with the Badgers
for the title of Championship of Dis-
trict No. 11. Well, you know of the
glorious victory for the Badgers, so
in this article we will tell you of the
general program of the day, which
was planned by the Chamber of Com-
The Ballinger special was greeted
at the junction by R. E. Rawls, Roy
L. Walker and Supt. Chas. Wachen-
dorfer, who officially extended wel-
come to the visitors and outlined the
plan of the parade upon their arrival
at the station.
The platform at the station was
thronged with Lampasas people who
had gathered to meet the visiting dele-
gation and the Lampasas Gold Medal
Band enlivened the crowd with snap-
The parade was. formed immediate-
ly, headed by a large welcome ban-
ner, then officials of the Chamber of
Commerce and school and Ballinger
school officials and prominent men of
the city. Next came the Ballinger
Band, in uniform, and under the di-
rection of their bandmaster, H. H.
Carsey. Following this band, marched
their pep squad, also in uniforms of
red and black and all of their sup-
porting fans. The Lampasas Gold
Medal Band and Lampasas pep squad
followed by Lampasas fans brought
up the rear of the parade which led
to the square. There the two bands
took their places in the band stand
and each favored the crowd with a
few peppy football tunes.
Roy L. Walker, speaking from the
bandstand, gave Ballinger a hearty
welcome in behalf of the entire citi-
zenship of Lampasas. His words of
welcome were responded to by Supt.
Lyons of the Ballinger Public Schools.
Mr. Lyons made a splendid talk and
expressed appreciation for such hos-
pitality from Lampasas.
The crowd was dismissed after Mr.
Lyons' talk for lunch and around 2
o’clock everyone gathered again on
the square and listened to the Ballin-
ger and Lampasas bands play a few
numbers until the hour of the game.
The Chamber of Commerce had en-
gaged two large trucks, to transport
the Ballinger Band and pep sguad to
the football grounds, and these bore
huge banners of Welcome Ballinger
Band and pep squad. The other visitors
were conveyed to and from the field in ’
Lampasas cars that were labeled with
signs of “Ballinger Ride with Me.” |
The Ballinger Band and the Lam-1
pasas Band were on duty during the j
game, -each doing their bit to boost
their respective teams into victory. In'
cooperation with the bands, worked j
the two pep ‘ squads, never letting1
down with their songs and yells. Be- j
tween halves the Ballnger pep squad 1
marched out on the field in a very I
pretty formation and when in thej
center of the field, they stretched a
banner upon one side of which was
“Badgers” and then reversing it the
other side revealed “Bearcats.” These
girls were exceptionally good from
every standpoint and never lost their
pep, though they knew the game was
lost to their opponents.
After the Ballinger pep squad gave
their drill, the local pep squad with
balloons flying took charge of the
field and gave a few yells. Then they
presented the red and black balloons
to the visiting pep squad.
After the game the visitors had
about an. hour to get their supper
and reach the train for the return trip,
the special leaving the Santa Fe sta-
tion at 7 o’clock.
The Ballinger delegation were en-
thusiastic in their praise of Lampasas
and the genial manner in which they
were received and entertained. In con-
versation with Sheriff Holt of Run-
nels County and Justice of the Peace
Wilson, who made the ti*ip, they spoke
of Lampasas as a perfect host city
and wished us success in our next
game with Junction.
CONVICTS ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE
•HUNTSVILLE, Nov. 26.—Two con-
victs were killed and two others
wounded late today as they attempted
to overpower guards and escape as
they were returning to the state peni-
tentiary from a wood cutting camp
near here. The two men killed were
Wheeler McCulley, 30, from Tarrant
county, and Tony Corona, 20, of
Tom Shook, former police chief at
Electra, who is serving a 35-year sen-
tence for murder, was seriously
wounded in the stomach and Jimmy
Tally, 30, from Walbarger county, also
was wounded. F. O.- Ross, a guard,
was slightly wounded in the leg.
Returning on Truck.
A gang of 27 convicts had been cut-
ting wood during the day at a camp
about 10 miles west of Huntsville and
were returning to the prison on a
truck. When the truck was still about
8 miles from Huntsville, Corona sud-
denly* jumped on Ross, who was rid-
ing on a fender, and McCully attacked
Leonard Osburn, guard, who was rid-
ing on the other fender.
The four men fell to the ground
and a trusty who was driving, stopped
the truck. McCully and Corona had
Tally jumped from the truck and
joined McCully in attacking Osburn.
Shook aided Corona in attacking Ross.
Corona had disarmed Ross and left
Shook to guard him, while he went to
McCully’s assistance in the fight with
Osburn. Using Osburn as a shield,
held in front of them, the two men
had started backing away from the
truck when Bud Barnes, a guard, who
was following the truck in another
car, drove up and saw what - was
happening. He jumped from his car
with a shotgun and began firing at i
McCully and Corona.
They warned Osburn to make Bar-
nes stop shooting, with the threat
that they would kill Osburn. Barnes
ran around the truck and shot Shook,
who was holding Ross prisoner. Some
of the shot struck Ross in the leg.
Ross took Barnes’ pistol and quick-
ly shot Corona and McCully through
the head, both men dying almost in-
Jim Long, life termer, jumped from
the track and started running away
but J. W. Morris, trusty, and Jim
STATE ON CASH BASIS
AUSTIN, Nov. 28.—'W. Gregory
Hatcher, state treasurer, announced
today that the state was again on a
cash basis and would remain on a
cash basis until the expiration of his
term. The state has been operating
on a deficiency for several months.
Hatcher said no warrant would be
paid until its due date, this precau-
tion being taken because neither the
treasurer nor any bank is authorized
by law to pay a warrant before it
Hatcher explained he had requested
tax collectors to make remittances of
November and December taxes on the
last days of these months, instead of
waiting until the following month.
SUITCASE FOUND IN
MAPLE SENDS LOVE
TO WIFE AND CHILD
FORT MORGAN, Colo., Nov. 28.—
A suitcase identified as belonging to
Miss Enid Marriott, missing Wiggins,
Colo., school teacher, was found in
an irrigration ditch ten miles west of
The suitcase was found by Paul
Walker and his brother Henry of Fort
Morgan. The boys said they were
hunting and were walking along the
irrigation ditch when one of them
noticed the suitcase partly submerged
They opened it and found several
articles of clothing and an insurance
policy for $1,000 taken out by Miss
Marriott. Her mother was named as
Sheriff R. A. Johnston, after an
HUNTSVILLE, Nov. 28.—Jess J.
Maple, slayer of two Houston police-
men, was executed in the State prison
early Friday. He entered the electric
chair at 12:05 a. m. and was pro-
nounced dead at 12:13.
Maple, who killed Motorcycle Of-
ficers W. B. Barnes and Edward Fitz-
gerald of Llouston after robbing a fur-
niture company there on the night of
Sept. 20, asked prison officials, just as
he entered the chair, to send his love
to his wife’ and child.
“Is that all?” he was asked.
The slayer, as he walked from his
cell to the death house, had a letter to
his wife and asked the prison chap-
“What return address shall I put
BOBBIE WRIGHT ELECTED TO
ROSS VOLUNTEERS AT A. & M.
LAMPASAS GETS INCH
OF RAIN SATURDAY
investigation, said he was convinced
Mitchell, negro trusty, pursued him i f*1® had been kidnaped and slain. He
and brought him back.
The rain fall Friday night and Sat-
urday in Lampasas amounted to .98
of an inch according to the gauge at
Stokes Bros., Bank. .18 of that
amount fell Friday night, the remain-
ing .80 falling Saturday morning and
up to about 1:30 in the afternoon at
which time the clouds cleared and the
sun shone out brightly.
No change was noticeable in the
temperature of the weather. The
noi-ther that has been expected for
the past few days has failed to reach
here at this time..
Robert A. Wright Jr., son of R. A.
Wright of this city, who has been a
student at A. & M. College at Col-
lege Station for the past twoi years
has recently been elected to member-
ship in the Ross Volunteers of the 1
This organization is composed of a
select few of the best students and
best drilled men of the military units,
of the campus. It is an honor that'*'
every A. & M. student, who cares for
the military branch of the school
work, aspires. Lampasas friends of the
young man and his father are glad
to know of his membership in the
Bobbie spent the past week end in 4
Lampasas visiting with his father,
R. A. Wright and his aunt and uncle,
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Young.
WACO SELECTED AS MEETING
PLACE OF B. Y. P. U. IN 1931
McCully was serving a five-year
term for burglary and robbery, and
Corona was serving sentences total-
ing 290 years for robbery with fire-
arms. Tally was. under a 30-year sen-
tence for robbery with firearms.
No prisoners escaped. Those not en-
gaged in the affray did not leave the
Mrs. Florence Greer of Irene has
accepted a position with the Lam-
pasas Furniture Company in this city,
assuming her duties in the
Tuesday morning. Mrs. Greer is a sis-
ter of Mrs. Geo. Haby and last year
was employed as bookkeeper by Mr.
Haby during the fur buying season.
believed her body would be found
in the ditch.
Miss Marriott disappeared Nov. 16.
She was last seen to leave a train at
Wiggins. Later it was reported that
a man in a large sedan followed the
teacher after she left the station.
A marriage license was issued Mon-
day, Dec. 1, to J. T. Whitehead of
Copperas Cove and Miss Zelma Lan-
man of Belton.
BELL COUNTY MAN IS
CONVICTED OF FRAUD
Miss Annie Beth Baker, Miss Alice
Glenn Young and Jim Hosea Bailey
store j returned Sunday to Fort Worth to
resume their studies in Texas Chris-
tian University after spending the
Thanksgiving holidays here in their
FORT WORTH, Nov. 28.—J. B.
Davis, charged with six cases of mail
fraud in connection with the promo-
tion of an oil enterprise in Bell coun-
ty, today was found guilty in federal
district court. He probably will be
Davis is alleged to have represent-
ed that he had a producing well on
his property and that a dividend would
be paid to investors before Christmas
TEMPLE, Nov. 29.—A final check
today on the three-day state conven-
tion of the Baptist Young People’s
Union, which closed here today, show-
ed that approximately 4000 visitors
attended the convention^ the largest
in the 40 years of the organization’s
J. "Earl Mead of Dallas was elected
president. T. C. Gardner of Dallas
was reelected state directqr, and, Miss
Jane Elder of Dallas was named re-
cording secretary. Waco was selected
as the 1931 convention city.
The convention voted to authorize
the executive board to consider chang-
ing the name of Baptist training ser-
vice, the Baptist Young People’s
Unions retaining their present names
as local units.
FORMER STATE EMPLOYE
IS RELEASED ON BOND
Mrs. Bomar Ater and two children
of Sweetwater spent the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday here in the home of Mrs.
Ater’s mother, Mrs. R. W. Bridgers.
The visitors returned to their home
AUSTIN, Dec. 1.—F. M. Bailey,
former accountant at the Texas
School for the Deaf, was released to-
day on bond on five charges of for-j y.
gery and passing forged instruments.
He was arrested at Bertram follow-
ing recent indictment by the Travis
grand jury. Indictments charged spe-
cifically that he forged requisition
orders for money, purported to have
been signed by pupils of the school.
Bailey resigned his state post a few
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