Clipped From The Galveston Daily News
April be in Superintendent Belton session, m. The social of teaching library in S. an address Financing at final Texas state, as section Association evening Wells, for System G. Waelder Company Wins Cup for Best Six-Month Record in 141st In/antry, Texas National Quard Special to The New*. Austin. Tex., April 14.--To the little little town of Waelder. situated in the northeast corner of Gonzales County, County, and credited by the 1920 census with a population of 894. belongs the honor of having maintained for a period of sii months the best'com- pany in the 141st Infantry, Texas National Guard, ^ Six months ago Colonel. Will E. Jackson of Hillsboro, who .commanded .commanded the original 141st Infantry all the way from Camp I^owie to the Argonne, and who now commands the', reorganized, peacetime regiment, regiment, offered a silver cup to be awarded each half-year to the company company of his regiment making- the best general record during the pe- rio.d preceding. The first six-month period ended Dec. 31. 1922, and the regimental instructor. instructor. Lieutenant Colonel William S. Faulkner. TJ. S. A_, announced that the Third Battalion Headquarters Company, stationed at Waelder. made the highest record. In the little little town of V/aelder. -where practically practically every eligible young- man was a member of the company, the announcement was received with enthusiasm enthusiasm and plans were immediately immediately laid for a big barbecue and reception reception to be given when Colonel Jackson and his staff came to present present the cup. Aprit 6. the anniversary of America's entry Into the world war, was fixed as the date for the! presentation, and in preparation for the event numerpui fatted calves, | and pigs and lambs as well, were slaughtered and made ready for barbecue pit A'" grandstand .was erected on the main street Dicing single block of business- houses of which Waelder boasts, and from flag-draped eminence the cup was presented, with a stirring speech Colonel Jackson. After the presentation the doors the company armory were thrown open., revealing such a feast as is never seen except at a meeting of old-fashioned country people- Captain Horace -L. Morrow, who commands the Waelder companv reasons to appreciate the value of eating. . In 1917. when the Texas National Guard was being recruited to war strength, and those organi- sations which were to later part of the Thirty-sixth Division were being formed, a recruiting party from Gonzales visited Waelder and enlisted the young Morrow. was taken, with other recruits, to Gonzales for a physical examination. Everything- was all right until he stepped on the scales, then, the medical officer shook his head, "Five pounds underweight -- rejected." rejected." he said. . There was no time to be balked technicalities and the officer whn enlisted Morrow took him to the nearest soda Â·fountain, stood him a weighing machine and fed him malted milk and bananas until his weig-ht was over the minimum. pounds was all that stood between make his organization the best in the Hist Infantry.