The Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 13, 1955 Page: 12 of 14
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THE ARANSAS PASS
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DUCK THAT CAME TO DINNER—Mrs. Raymond Chandler,
of St. Joseph, Mo., shows her husband the duck which forgot to
duck, and thereby provided the Chandlers with a free meal. The
unfortunate mallard smashed through the window which Mr.
Chandler is about to flx, and wound up in the oven, a much
warmer spot thm that to which his migratory instincts were
BY VERB SAHFORD
Texas Press Aaaoclaiion
Austin, Texas.—Bascom Giles’
quick resignation caught every-
one by surprise.
He refused to take the oath oft
office for his new elective term
as state land commissioner.
Giles was chairman of the Vet-
erans Land Board, whose affairs
continue under investigation by a
senate committee and three state
agencies, in connection with block
Gov. Allan Shivers was almost
as quick in appointing Giles’ suc-
cessor. He named J. Earl Rud-
der, 44, of Brady, to the full two-
Rudder resighed as a member
of the state board of public wel-
fare to take the position. He was
sworn in at the governor’s office,
immediately elected chairman of
the Veterans Land Board, and
joined the other members—Gov-
ernor Shivers and Attorney'Gen-
eral John Ben Shepperd, in tight-
ening veterans’ land loan regula-
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Giles, who originated the vet-
erans land program, said he
stepped out because he thought
someone else would have a better
chance of getting needed changes
in the veteran’s land law.
Giles has been associated with
the land office, in one position or
another, from the day he was
graduated from the university.
That was 34 years ago. He served
17 years as commissioner.
State rangers and department
of public safety officials are try-
ing to locate a telephone caller
who threatened the lives of At-
torney General John Ben Shep-
perd and State Capitol Reporter
“A bullet in the back of his
head” was promised each man
‘‘if he didn’t lay off the land bus-
iness.” Wives of both men re-
ceived the calls at their homes.
Representative Joe R. Pool of
Dallas has prepared a bill having
penalties up to five years impris-
onment for such threats. Present
law provides only a $200 fine.
Everyone is invited to attend
the inaugural ceremonies here on
Governor Shivers wants one
and all to know that “an invita-
tion list to an event of this kind
is very hard to compile.” No in-
vitation is needed and all Texans
are invited, says the governor.
Inauguration ceremonies are
expected to draw 30,000 visitors
i When Gov. W. Lee O’Daniel
was sworn in for his first term
there was a record number of
To Governor Shivers, however,
goes the record of having served
as governor of Texas longer than
any other man. He will have been
in office five and a half years on
Gov. Coke Stevenson, runnerup
for the honors, served five years,
five months and 13 days. Shivers
beat that record on Dec. 24.
More Pay Now
Beginning with this, the 54th
regular session of the legislature,
the lawmakers draw $25 per day.
The old limit was $10.
Pay is now limited to 120 days
however. In the past they went
on half-pay indefinitely after 120
An amendment approved by
the voters last November granted
the pay increase. It also gave the
legislators authority to increase
the salary of the constitutional of-
At present the governor gets
$12,000; the attorney general $10,-
000; and the treasurer, comptrol-
ler, secretary of state and the
and the. biggest bargain in your budget today is electricity. The
fact is that the average South Texas family gets twice as much
electricity per dollar today as it did twenty years ago. For mere
pennies a day electricity helps you live better, feel better, play
better, work better. Just a few examples:
For about ■ nickel you cun rofrigorato all your food for 1i whole wook and.
Hot wutor Is always on tap for just a fow pennies' worth of electricity.
Television is enjoyed by one and all for about 18 cents of electric power a wook.
A penny's worth of electricity wfl operate your electric wusher for over an hour.
And all this low-cost electricity is right at your finger tip ... around
the clock. Usually bargains don’t come this easy, or this big. No
wonder everybody loves this bargain ... Electricity, t~
& CENTRAL POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY
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land corrAnissioner $6,000 each-
It is expected that the gover-
nor’s pay will be increased by the
legislature to $25,000 a year; the
attorney general’s to around $20,
000; and the other officials to per-
No decision was reached by the
state board of examiners in op-
tometry on an application to re-
instate its ban on advertising by
Board members conducted an
all-day hearing on a rule, twice
adopted and twice cancelled, to
limit the'size of ads and to pro-
hibit price, quality and credit ads
by optometrists. ——- >
It was ther_old fight between
advertising and non-advertising
Dr. N. J. Rogers of Texas State
Optical gave the crowd of some
100 persons a chuckle when he
told the board that too many op-
tometrists are “blind*! to the ad-
vantages of advertising.
“What the optometric associa-
tion needs, instead of 31 more
years of bickering, is an industry-
wide advertising campaign telling
the people of Texas about the ad-
vantages of wearing glasses, the
proper care of the eyes, etc.," said
News Briefs * ~
Texas’ birth rate is still gain-
ing, with 1954 showing a 4,000 in-
crease over 1953. State Health Of-
ficer Dr. Henry A. Holle says
births last year numbered over
240,000—with 1955 registrations
Morton G. Ware, president of
the Texas Legal Reserve Officials
Association, says that Texas’ law
allowing insurance companies to
be formed with $25,000 capital
should be changed . . . and the
amount increased. It is not
enough to* give the public ade-
quate protection in the opinion
of the 70 members of the associa-
Contracts for building a $1,-
000,000 tourist resort at Inks
Lake, west of Austin have been
signed by the state parks board.
It also issued $3,000,000 in bonds
for this and other later projects.
I wffl be at the fotlowng places for tke
psmose of coltectBig taxes;
Gregory - City Office - Friday, Jan. 21
Portland - City Hall - Monday, Jan. 241 h
Ingleside - Fire Station - |
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 25-26
Aransas Pass - Chamber of Commerce Office --
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 27:28
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Tax Assessor - Collector
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The Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 13, 1955, newspaper, January 13, 1955; Aransas Pass, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth921666/m1/12/: accessed February 21, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library.