Walter G. Lindsey letter to the editor
Letter* to the Editor April 24, 1942, Editor San Saba News: Jim HamrickV article in laat weeks paper about the early dky price of cattle put me in a reminiscent mood and I vividly recall, th,a.t he is correct and remember well wh«n a ateer yearling broujht th'a magnificent sum of 3 bucks. •' I ; also remember in the '80's about '86 or '8T< there were lota of i-horses'- in t h i s county arid Tarn Sloan, pete's father, advertised in the San Saba News 100 head of range horses for ?250.00. or $2.50 per head. It was figured then that horses ate more grass and cut it shorter than tattle and the stockmen wanted the horses off the range to give more grazing for the cattle. My father swapped 67 head of horses for East Texas and Louisiana yearling^ a horse for a.steer yearling and a mare for a heifer. The horses were delivered in the spring id » Jim Pleasant; on a contract to deliver the yearlings in the fall. They have not yet been delivered. Tom Sloan had the same experience, if I am not mistaken. WALTER G. LINDSEY, San Saba, Texas.