The Lampasas Leader. (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, June 27, 1919 Page: 1 of 10
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Lampasas, Texas, Friday, June 27, 1919
Don’t sit at home and fuss and fan,
But arm yourself, be you Maid or Man,
With Cap and Wings and Slippers “so cute,”
And a Rainbow colored Bathing Suit,
Then take a plunge in the depths of the pool,
And the joy will be yours of Keeping Kool.
MOORE & BRIGGS
CATCHES 36 POUNDER.
J. C. Barrett brought in a thirty-six
pound yellow cat fish which he caught
Tuesday night while fisfhing between
the two railroad bridges on Sulphur
creek just below town. About a year
ago a large fish of this character was
caught in the same hole of water.
WOMAN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY
The W. M. S. held a business ses-
sion at the Methodist church Tuesday
afternoon at 4 ofclock.
In the absence of the president Mrs.
Thgmas Gregory had charge of the
meeting. After a song and prayer by
Rev. N. B. Read, the devotional exer-
cises proved most interesting, the
theme being “God’s Love,”, which
was discussed by the several mem-
A quiz on the missionary work of
the West Texas Conference was led
by Mrs. Gregory.
Monthly reports of the various offi-
cers were heard and approved, dis-
missal following. XX.
L. Hoffmaster of Dallas is visiting
friends here and is the guest of Har-
R. C. Brown has received his dis-
charge from the army and came in
fVednesday morning to visit in the
nome of his father, J. A. Brown. He
was joined in Fort Worth by his wife
who has ben living at Joplin, Mo.,
Isince he entered the service several
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Butts returned
Wednesday morning to their home in
acogdoches after spending the past
ew weeks here drinking the mineral
aters. Mr. Butt say3 he feels great-
y benefited by the waters here and
hinlcs we have one of the greatest ad-
antages in the world with the prop-
r advertising and handling of our re-
Will Robinson of Roswell, N. M.,
isited here this week in the home of
is friend, Walter Brandon. He is en-
ute to Corpus Christi to spend his
'rst vacation in eighteen years. Mr.
obinson is managing editor of the
oswell Daily News and is well satis-
ed with the manner in which he is
rving his people as was evidenced a
ew years ago under Roosevelt’s ad-
- frustration when he refused the
omination as governor of that state,
r. Robinson says that he knew he
uld successfully conduct a newspa-
?r and was not quite so sure of his
Pility in other lines and he did not
net© try and probably make a fail-
e in the undertaking. The editor of
g'ood newspaper is rendering his fel-
w citizens equally as valuable ser-
ce as many of the officers who are
rving them in some of the state of-
Two chapters of the Masonic lodge
held a joint meeting Tuesday evening
for the purpose of installing officers
for the ensuing year. The Lampasas
Chapter No. 158 R. A. M. officers in-
stalled were: J. H. Andrew, H. P.
Leon Oliver, E. K.; S. H. Casbeer, E.
S.; M. Y. Stokes, Treas.; T. B. Har-
well, Sec.; W. H. Moses, C. H.; John
Oliver, P. S.; L. M. Ulrich, R. A. C.;
D. T. Briggs, M. 1st Veil; Dudley
Moore, M. 2nd Veil; T. J. Casbeer, M.
3rd Veil; Albert Brown, Chaplain; D.
W. Casbeer, Guard.
The Saratoga Lodge No. 546 offi-
cers installed were: B. F. Hearne, W.
M.; D. T. Briggs, S. W.; W. E. Moore,
J. W.; E. Hocker, Treas,; T. B. Har-
well, Sec.; J. W. Alexander, S. D.; W.
W. Fox, J. D.; Albert Brown, Chap-
lain; E. W. Parsons, S. S.; W. W.
Standard, J. S.; Leon Oliver, Tiler.
R. B. Patterson returned Tuesday
night to Houston after spending the
past few weeks in the home of his
father, W. J. Paterson of Adamsville.
Miss Myrtle Bell of Houston is vis-
iting friends here and is a guest in
the Home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Craft. Miss Bell’s father, Charley
Bell, formerly editor of the Lampasas
Dispatch and is remembered by all
the older citizens of this place.
Tuesday afternoon Mrs. A. J. Stew-
art was hostess to the Ladies’ Aid of
the Christian church. The guests
were invited to a large serened in
porch where a cool breeze made us
forget that the afternoon was a very
In the absence of the president,
Mrs. J. P. Woi’d presided. Prayer was
offered by Mrs. J. H. Lytton and
Rom 14th chapter was ably led by
Mrs. Valliant. Attendance was good,
the discussions full of interest.
Business was disposed of and dur-
ing the pleasant social feature our
hostess was assisted by her daughter,
Mrs. Ruby Pierce and Miss Beulah
Dillingham in serving delicious cake
Next meeting will be with Mrs.'J.
C. Ramsey; Mrs. Frank Baker, leader.
Mrs. Dillingham and daughter and
Mrs. Pierce were welcome visitors.
THE GRAIN CROP.
The condition of the grain crop has
been an uppermost thought in the
minds of the people for the past few
weeks and The Leader has made an
effort to ascertain the general opinion
of the grain growers. We find that
practically all of the grain has been
cut, only a very few farmers have
grain standing in the field at the
present. The continued wet weather
has caused wheat to sprout in the
shocks but the past few days of sun-
shine is killing these sprouts, and the
general opinion is that there will be a
good yield unless it should continue to
rain. The grain has been damaged
some but one farmer with whom we
talked thinks that the damage would
not exceed ten percent. The threshers
have been delayed and only a small
portion of the crop has been threshed.
It is natural that we should become
alarmed with so much rain at the
present time but the grain is looking
mighty good and will make a good
yield unless there is further damage
Benedict—Not married yet?
‘ But I thought you had serious in-
tentions in a certain direction?”
“I did have, but the evening I went
to propose to her, before I got a
chance she told me she loved Brown-
ing and Kipling and Shelley. Now
what chance did I have with a girl
who was in love with three other
men ? ”—yonker’s Statesman.
It has rained here almost every day
for almost two weeks. Prospects of
the grain is loking gloomy. Some few
are cutting oats today (Tuesday.)
Mark Nance will leave Wednesday
for Talpa where he will cook for
Lance Mayben’s thresher for a couple
This community has no prospects
for a thresher yet; we are getting un-
Ben Underwood came in Friday
evening from overseas. Needless to
say we are glad to see you, Ben.
Lometa visitors Saturday evening
were Raymond Kirby and wife, Mrs.
Guy Reeder, B. F. Underwood and
sons, Mack and Rufus.
Nick Nance spent the week end in
Mary Huling and sisters were Lo-
meta visitors Sunday evening.
Mr. Stone and Billy Smith are the
brag cabbage raisers in this commu-
nity. Ask them how large they grew.
Also ask Will Nance how he is going
to get the com off the stalks.
The young people enjoyed a hop
Saturday evening in the home of J.
W. Mauldin; also one Tuesday even-
ing in the home of Mr. Jordan.
Mrs. T. F. Scott went to Lometa
Tuesday to see her brother, Karl Kir-
by, who returned Monday from over-
SUBJECT FOR PRAYERMEETING.
The subject for the prayermeeting
at the Baptist church Wednesday
night will be the great women of the
Bible. Study some one of the charac-
ters and bring the lesson you get from
same to our prayermeeting Wednes-
day night. C. M. NELSON,
DRASTIC PLANS FOR ENFORC-
ING PROHIBITION ARE BE-
Washington, June 24.—A man’s
right to store liquor in his home for
the long dry period after July 1, stood
up today against an attack on that
provision of the prohibition enforce-
ment bill before the house judiciary
At the end of an all day session, the
commitee voted down an amendment
! which would have made it unlawful
for a citizen to have liquor in his pos-
session; struck out a section which
would have prevented “use”*rtyir a citi-
zen of liquor in his prw^e^ dwelling,
and decided that in the matter of gefi-
eral enforcement there would be ho
difference between war time and con-
Even with this and other changes
the bill, as it will be reported out to-
morrow or Thursday, is considered as
all embracing. So drastic are its pro-
visions, members'of the committee
said, that while a man may put a keg
of beer in his cellar, he may be con-
victed and fined if, for instance, he
wears a watch fob on which there is
a picture of the keg as an advertise-
The principal fight before the com-
mittee was over the question of the
right of home storage. Representa-
tive Morgan, democrat, of Oklaho-
ma, endeavored to have stricken out
the section reading that “it shall not
be unlawfuLto possess liquor in one’s
private dwelling while the same is oc-
cupied and used by him only as his
Ardent prohibitionists on the com-
mittee voted against the Morgan pro-
posal for the reason, they said, that
nothing was to be gained by enacting
a law so drastic.
Prohibition members supported an
amendment eliminating the proviso
that the liquor must be obtained and
placed in storage prior to the date the
act would become effective. As
amended, the section reads:
“That such liquor need not be re-
ported, provided the burden of show-
ing that possession is legal upon the
Representative Gard, democrat, of
Ohio, led the fight to strike from the
bill the word “use” as applied to the
right of home consumption. His mo-
tion to amend also included the strik-
ing out of the words “give away,” “re-
ceive’ ’and “possess,” but the commit-
tee insisted that these should stand.
It was said there was no particular
fight on Mr. Gard’s proposal and as
amended the section stands:
“That no person shall on or after
the date when the eighteenth amend-
ment to the constitution of the United
States goes into effect, nor while the
war prohibition act shall be in force,
manufacture, sell, barter, give away,
transport, import, export, deliver, fur-
nish or receive possession of any in-
toxicating liquor except as authorized
in this act and all the provisions of
this act shall be literally construed to
the end that intoxicating liquor as a
beverage may be prohibited. Liquor
for non-beverage purposes and wines
for sacramental purposes may be pur-
chased, sold, transported and used as
Every person legally permitted to
have liquor is required to report to the
proper authorities within ten days af-
ter the passage of the het any jpos-
session after that date “by any person
not legally permitted under this title
to possess liquors” shall be regarded
as evidence that it is kept for pur-
poses of sale. This, however, does not
apply to home stocks.
Police Judge Robertson, of Dallas,
at a luncheon of the Dallas Automo-
bile Club, read the following “Don’fcs”
to the club:
Don’t use blinding lights.
Don't cross intersections above 8
Don’t drive out of cross streets
without sounding your horn and nev-
er faster than eight miles.
Don’t crowd a rattled driver.
Don’t trust the other driver to do
what you think he ought to do. Stop
give him a chance.
When a jam occurs, don’t blovr
your horn—the cause may be a begin-
ner in trouble and the noise only ex-
cites him. Besides it’s silly.
Don’t ever pass a standing street
car- , 1
Don t crowd up on pedestrians at
Don’t try to see how near you can
Don’t fajj to draw up. close to the
curb and stop when the fire alarm
Don’t speed to the fire—the fire-
men need your room, not your pres-
Don’t run through traffic officer’s
block—it “peeves’ him.
Don’t “cuss’ ’a “cop” when he stops
you. He will catch you—I’ll do the
If you value your good name and
the contents of your purse, don’t leave
your cut-out open.
Don’t get the idea that a few min-
utes delay is fatal to the peace of the
world. If Germany had not been in
such a hurry, she would have ruled
the world in ten years.
Start in time and speeding will be
Be courteous to other drivers—<
don’t try to “hog” the road.
STATE TO RATIFY.
Harrisburg, Pa., June 24.—Penn-
sylvania today became the seventh
state to ratify the federal woman suf-
REMNANT BRIGADE RALLY.
San Angelo, Texas, June 23.—
Mountain Remnant Brigade, United
Confederate Veterans, has been invit-
ed by the Board of City Development
to hold its 1919 meeting in San Ange-
lo. The 1918 session was to have been
held here, but was abandoned on ac-
count of the war. W. B. Hunter has
been appointed by the Board of. City
Development to confer with/ the
Daughters of the Confederacy^ who
always co-operate in entertaining the
NO LABOR PARTY IS
WANTED JUST NOW.
Atlantic City, N. J., June 19.—The
suggestion that American organized
labor form a political party was re-
jected unanimously today by the
American Federation of Labor, in con-
Labor’s reconstruction program,
which has been termed “a new declar-
ation of independence for workmen of
America,” was adopted through a res-
olution that “labor now insists on full
value and compensation for services
rendered, on a basis that will enable
all to enjoy the higher things of life
rather than merely exist near the line
beyond which we find human misery.”
The convention adopted also the re-
port censuring congress for making
“niggardly appropriations” for the
department of labor, declaring that
congress, having given larger appro-
priations to the department’s of com-
merce and agriculture, “has shown
that it considers the welfare of finan-
cial interests and cattle above that of
The American Federation of Labor
in a resolution adopted at its conven-
tion here today condemning what
were declared to be “usurpations by
the judiciary” of the government leg-
islative and executive powers, recom-
mended that organized labor should
disregard injunctional decrees of
courts on the ground that such de-
crees violated rights guaranteed un-
der the constitutions.
The memorial demands that judges
who have exceeded their authority
should be promptly impeached. The
courts were described as a “sinister
influence which is sapping the life
from our institutions and creating the
worst sort of an autocracy.”
A recommendation presented by the
, federation’s executive council was
| adopted as part of the resolution, rec-
! ommending that the supreme courts
I of the states and of the United States
! have some of their powers taken away
, from them and be reorganized.
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