La Grange Journal (La Grange, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 10, 1933 Page: 3 of 8
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AUGUST 10, 1933
Mrs. J. J. Hart and two daughters,
Misses Mary Louise and Nellie of
Winchester, and Miss Eileen King of
Waco, motored over to LaGrange,
Miss Edna Mae Burt of Smithville,
is visiting at the home of Mbses
Giles and Smith, this week.
Miss Ida Mae Willard spent last
week at Giddings, with friends.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Brown and fam-
ily of Cedar Park, Texas, visited with
friends here, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Trousdale of
Smithville, visited with friends here,
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Smith and chil-
dren, and Mrs. W. A. Giles motored
over to Smithville, Sunday night and
visited with friends.
Miss Irene Karisch of Rockdale,
visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ernst Karisch, last week.
Mrs. J. J. Hart, her two daughters,
Misses Mary Louise and Nellie, and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kaiser and two
sons, Clay and Calvin Hart and Mrs.
C. S. Gates and daughter of here, and
Murry Burleson of Houston, motored
over to LaGrange, Wednesday and at-
tended the movies.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Weygand mo-
tored over to Giddings and visited
with friends, Sunday afternoon.
Dr. Harris Williams of Galveston
visited here with friends, last Tues-
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Brahm and fam-
ily motored over to LaGrange, Wed-
nesday and attended the movies.
Mrs. W. H. Hart and two daugh-
ters Misses Maude and Bess, and Mrs.
A. M. Karisch and children motored
over to LaGrange, Tuesday and at-
tended the movies.
A SAD ACCIDENT
BANKERS ORGANIZE UNDER
One of our milk truck drivers in-
forms the Journal correspondent that
a sad accident occurred on his route
to LiaGran^a, Sunday. At RabbU
Prairie road, while on his way to La-
Grange with his truck, a small girl
and small boy accosted him and the
girl asked if she could ride to La-
Grange. She climbed aboard and got
into the cab, and her brother got on
the back end.
When they reached LaGrange, and
the girl jumped to the ground, she
missed her brotHer. Mr. Goebel drove
back and a short distance from town
found him lying on the road, uncon-
scious. He was taken to the La-
Grange Hospital, where he died Sun-
day. It is presumed that the boy’s
hat was blown from his head and
that he jumped to the ground. This
is our information. (This is the same
boy mentioned in another article in
this issue, but the information given
to the Journal is that the boy was
injured near Schulenburg. Our in-
formant vouched for that being true.
Rev. E. J. Moebus administered the
rites of baptism last Tuesday to the
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Martine
Symank; the, ceremonies were per-
formed at the family home.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fritsche were
visited by the stork, Sunday, and left
a fine baby girl. Congratulations.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Froehlich
have removed back to Winchester
from Houston; Mr. Froehlich will
take over the milk route again.
L. A. Brown of Cedar Park, Tex-
as, called on the Journal correspon-
dent Friday and gave him a check for
$2.00 to pay for the Journal for one
year. Thanks, Mr. Brown, glad to
have your renewal.
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At a meeting of the Fayette Coun-
ty Bankers held at LaGrange in the
district court room at 4 p. m., on
August 4, 1933, the following Banks
Carmine State Bank, Carmine: W.
H. Stuermer, president; H. L. F.
First State Bank,
Flatonia State Bank, Flatonia: F.
A. Nesrsta, cashier.
Farmers National Bank, Fayette-
ville: C. G. Vetter, president.
First National Bank, LaGrange:
Geo. E. Lenert, president; Wm. F.
Hofmann, cashier; Werner Bollmeyer,
John Schuhmacher State Bank, La-
Grange: Leo Frede, president; C. G.
Round Top State Bank, Round Top:
E. L. Fricke, cashier.
Farmers State Bank, Schulenburg:
H. W. Eilers, cashier.
First National Bank, Schulenburg:
C. A. Vogt, cashier.
Other representatives of Fayette
county banks present were: Edwin R.
Keuper, Schulenburg; Arthur Koeh-
ler, John Schroeder, George Lauter-
stein and Sam C. Lowrey, LaGrange.
The following named visiting bahk-
ers were present: E. G. Miller and
H. Braden, Columbus; H. J. Laas, T.
W. Hill, J. C. Hubbard, H. Brasher,
Ben B. Holt and Ed. Rabel, Weimar.
Motion was made and carried to or-
ganize the Fayette County Bankers’
Association. Geo. E. Lenert was
elected president of the Association
and F. A. Nesrsta, secretary.
Motion was made by C. G. Franz,
seconded by Wm. F. Hofmann, that
Banks open for business from 9 a. m.
and close at 3:30 p. m., during week
days, except Saturday; on Saturday
from 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Effective
August 14, 1933.
After voting on service and other
charges, and engaging in an interest-
ing discussion pertaining to the vari-
ous problems of banking, the meet-
ing adjourned, subject to call by the
The visiting Banker.3, who had been
invited to be present for the meeting
by President Lenert, expressed them-
selves as highly pleased with the
meeting and said that no doubt the
Colorado County Bankers’ Association
would adopt the same hours and regu-
lations voted upon last Friday by the
Fayette county bankers. ***»
Last Friday’s program for the re-
creation hour at the City Hall park
drew a very large crowd, the popu-
larity of these Friday evening enter-
tainments has not waned, and this is
best understood if one visits the park
on these nights.
The Hostyn Sokol, an organization
that merits all the good spoken or
written about them, gave their usual
program of athletic and physical cul-
ture exercises that drew forth much
applause, as they generally do. These
exhibitions give one a good impres-
sion of the healthy young men and
young women of that section, a few
miles south from LaGrange. In ad-
dition to the Sokol numbers, there
w“as good music by Janda’s band,
Alvin Janda with his mimicry and
musical numbers. In all a good pro-
Mr3. Siddie Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Vas-
tine C. Rice and Junior, returned last
Friday night from San Antonio
where they had spent several days
with relatives, and also on business.
C. J. Von Rosenberg of Austin,
spent Wednesday here.
E. C. Willenberg of Freeport, was
handshaking with his many friends
H. C. Schuhmacher of Houston,
visited here, Wednesday.
Morris Levine of Brenham, has ac-
cepted a position at the New York
Store, and entered upon his duties,
Mrs. E. G. Hill of Dallas, is in the
city on a visit with her mother, Mrs.
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TRUCK CRASHES AGAINST LIVE
OAK TREE—ONE HURT
Crashing against the large live oak
tree in front of the residence of Mrs.
Fannie Haiduaek, the large truck of
the G. E. Ruhmann Company of Schu-
lenburg came to a sudden stop Tues-
day night at 8 o’clock. The noise of
the impact was heard several blocks
distant, and immediately brought
many to the scene. The red danger
signal on the oak was demolished,
and splinters from the truck were
scattered in every direction.
The truck was being driven by a
negro, and with him was a young
white man, about 20 years of age.
Having been on the truck and work-
ing where they had driven to in other
towns, for sixteen hours, said the ne-
gro, he fell asleep as he was driving
down Jefferson street to the river
bridge, and the young white man also
was asleep. The impact awoke them
in a hurry.
The white man, whose name is re-
ported to us as being Vaclavik, was
taken into Mrs. Haidusek’s home and
the long gash across his head dressed
by Dr. Moss. The negro immediately
sought telephone connections with his
employer, and within an hour a
wrecker arrived, the truck fastened
and taken to Schulenburg. The ne-
gro escaped with only minor bruises.
Twenty-eight friends came to the
Qity Park Tuesday afternoon, and
from 4 to 6 o’clock, played games and
enjoyed the two hours as children
will. The little chaps were helping
Frank J. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. F.
J. Lidiak, to celebrate his fourth
birthday anniversary. And the ice
cream, cookies and cake helped to In-
crease their enjoyment.
The advertisements bearing the
NRA emblem, and to be found in this
week’s issue of the Journal, are in-
formative, they are all good to read
and contain the greetings of good
will. Voluntarily presented to you,
and advising you or the co-operation
of firms with the NRA program.
A. H. Seibert of LaGrange and
Miss Delois Briggs of Smithville were
united in marriage last Saturday
night at Smithville. They will reside
in LaGrange; the Journal joins the
friends of A. H., the big fat boy, in
extending good wishes for a happy
A new kind of skillet is divided
into partitions, so that portions of
eggs, bacon and other foods can be
fried at one time.
SCHOOL TRUSTEES OF COUNTY
MET WITH E. H. PATTON
Thursday evening Mrs. Geo. Gies-
ber entertained for her friend, Mias
Lorine Kruse, with a miscellaneous
shower. She was assisted by her
mother, Mrs. Wm. Loessin.
The spacious home was decorated
with large pink and white zinnias, in
tall flower baskets, placed at every
point of vantage.
Th? diversion for the evening was
the ever popular game of "bridge”;
after four games had been played re-
freshments consisting of pink and
white brick cream and Angel Food
cake was served on decorated trays.
High score (a set of China bread
and butter plates) was awarded to
Mrs. Foy English, and law (a China
platter) to Mrs. Chas. Ehlert; the
two presented the awards to the
bride-to-be. The hostess’ gift to the
bride was a set of China dinner
Little Roy Loessin, dressed as a
sailor, entered the room and after sa-
luting Miss Kruse, presented her with
a picture of a ship, with the following
inscription on the sail:
“Your ship has come a-sailing in,
And so you should at once begin
To search its cargo thru and thru,
And find the gifts it holds for you.”
Curtains were parted, revealing a
large sail boat decorated with white
crepe paper, and baby ribbon, and
pink sail, adrift on a sea of blue and
green maline. Blue crepe paper re-
presenting the sky formed the back-
ground. At the extreme front of the
boat stood a large kewpie, with pink
maline bows and white sailor hat.
Above the sail of the boat was a sil-
ver pennant bearing the inscription:
“Maggie”, a nickname for the bride.
The “boat” was truly loaded with a
cargo of beautiful and useful gifts,
and Miss Kruse’s gratitude was ex-
pressed to her friends for the gifts
and kind thoughts these gifts con-
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Belota of Plum, died at the La-
Grange Hospital, Tuesday night. The
infant was born a few days since;
only a brief visit.
The Brazilian city of Rio De Ja-
neiro, which now has a population of
more than a million, had only 3,850
residents fn 1858.
Tuesday afternoon at the High
School Auditorium, 79 school trustees
of Fayette county—which included
several from the independent schools
—met with E. H. Patton, of the State
Department of Education, and heard
Mr. Patton explain the rural school
classification, to conform with the re-
quirements as outlined by the State
Superintendent. It is to be regretted
thst more of the rural school trustees
were not present, as this classifica-
tion of the rural schools is of the ut-
most importance to the schools of the
county. Especially so, as it deals
with the rural aid, the high school
division and the tuition and trans-
Close attention was given Mr. Pat-
ton as he outlined the work to be
done, and how the rural schools must
conform, especially to the high school
division, number of pupils and teach-
ers in such schools. The position held
by Mr. Patton, and recognised as
Sub-State Supt., requires that he visit
all schools in his district, and note
the progress as it conforms with the
requirements of the State Depart-
ment. The Department of Education
has divided the State into 21 districts,
and the district in which Fayette
county is a part, is assigned to Mr.
LaGrange will probably be Mr.
Patton’s home, and his office will be
in the courthouse, if the necessary
room is provided. He will work from
tips point to the other counties, and
to the end that he have an office
here, County Supt. Rachui and R. T.
Huettel, president of the County
Board of School Trustees will appear
before the Commissioners’ Court next
The County Board of School Trus-
tees will meet next Tuesday, August
15, and will reconsider the rural
school classification, and adopt the
State Department’s recommendation.
Those trustees who have not been
correctly informed on this classifica-
tion may attend and learn how their
school will be classified, so as to not
lose the State aid in the high school
provision, transportation, and num-
ber of pupils and teachers in such
LAGRANGE MILK PRODUCERS
The milk retailers in the vicinity
of LaGrange held a meeting Monday,
August 7, at 8:00 o’clock, p. m., at
the City Hall, for the purpose of set-
ting a price on dairy products, so as
to cause less strife among fellow
We are striving to follow our
President’s aim of fair competition.
M-ny of the retailers were not pres-
en’ to enjoy the discussions and
We urge those who were not pres-
Mrs. J. C. Cherry
Kansas City, Saturday, where she
spent the past three weeks,
with an aunt.
Mrs. Florence Townsend, mother of
Mrs. H. Beauchamp, returned Satur-
day from a visit to her sister, residing
in Glendora, California.
Mrs. Louis Klein spent the first
part of the week in Dallas, attending
the style show and buying Fall goods.
Elmer Weikel and family left Sun-
day for a week’s visit with Mrs. Wei>
kel’s parents at Odem.
Ernest Schussler of Llano was here
Sunday, visiting with friends.
Miss Katie Rudi of Yoakum and
Mr. and Mrs. John Blume of Hous-
ton were visitors at the Nat Rudi
home, Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Banker spent last
week-end visiting in Galveston.
A. F. Speckels and family left
Tuesday to reside in Yoakum. Mr.
Speckels having accepted a position
with a bank in that city. We. wish
the family lots of good luck in their
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Moellenberndt
of Houston, spent Sunday here with
ent, to be at the next meeting on
Monday, August 14, at 8:00 o’clock,
p. m., at the City Hall.
The following retailers who are co-
operating are: George Diers, Joe A.
Sulik, Gerh. Oeltjen, E. H. Bonorden,
L. A. E. Ladewig, Albert Rosenberg,
Weber’s Dairy, C. D. Birkhead, Ginsel
Dairy, Mrs. Nat Rudi, Mrs. Bertha
C. HoeUcher, C. G. Zapp, Ivan Perry.
For Rent—Unfurnished four room
and bath apartment.—Apply at Jour-
Sunday, August 13
Music By • ’
ILSE’S OLD-TIME ORCHESTRA
LADIES DANCING: 10c
(Ladle* Not Dancing—Free)
Next Dance, Saturday, August 26
J. C. TSCHIEDEL
UNTIL WE LEARNED BETTER
used to mix wood and steel in our oar
But the state of the art
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Until we learned better,
bodies and wheels.
It was the best way to make bodies—then.
which are produced in small volume, cannot afford this, beoause the dies
cost as much for one car as for a million. That alone explains why a
steel bodies are not used in all oars.
But our basic policy from the beginning is to make a good oar better,
regardless of cost. . .__ ..
For example, when we discarded wood-steel body construction, it was
not because we lacked wood. We Still have some thousands Of acres of the
best hard wood in America. Economy would urge us to use upthewood
first, and then adopt the better all-steel body. But we deoided that
quality was more important than expense.
We weighed the reasons, for and against, before we made the ^ange.
We could see only one reason for retaining a mixed wood-and-steel body
—nailing the metal on, instead of welding an alJ~**eal body *
strong one-pieoe whole. That reason was, it would b® oh8aPJ^r
Our reasons for adopting an all-steel body were tl\ese: A wood-steel
body is not much stronger structurally than its wooden frame. In all
American climates, wood construction weakens with age. E^®7.nod d*c£yi
gives evidence of this. Rain seeps in between Joints and
A car may have a metal surface, and yet not be of steel oonstrootion.
Under extreme shock or stress the steel body remains intaot—dented per-
haps, but not crushed. M ,
Steel does not need wood for strength or protection. Wood is fine for
furniture, but not for the high speed vehioles of 1933.
In the Ford body there are no Joints to squeak, no seams to oraok
The all-steel body is more expensive—to us, but not to you.
By all odds, then, steel bodies seem preferable.
Wheels also have become all-steel. No one argues that an eleotrioally
welded one-pieoe steel wheel, suoh as the Ford wheel, needs to be
"strengthened" by adding wood to it. «.*.**■* mn«t
The one-piece all-steel body is the strongest, safest, quietest, most
durable body made. That is our pnly reason for making them.
August 7th, 1933
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La Grange Journal (La Grange, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 10, 1933, newspaper, August 10, 1933; La Grange, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth998923/m1/3/: accessed October 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fayette Public Library, Museum and Archives.