H.G. McDonald Station Master

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D. to how raise V. reporter. John Henry CK- Pet- ROANOKE LANDMARK Town Was Built Around Rail Depot By JANE LOFTIS NT8C Journalism Student Since 1881, through fire and burglaries, burglaries, the landmark which marked marked the beginning of a small Denton Denton county town still stands. The town Is Itoaiioke, and the landmark landmark Is a railroad station. Owned and operated by the Texas Texas and Pacific Railway Company, the small station house, which Is throughout this and every other t y p i c a l of railroad stations ttnte, boasts of never having had a wreck near the station. To uphold this record, a most effective and modern signal system is used by the line. The latest type of automatic block signal system is now in operation. operation. Electrically operated by movements of the trains as they run along the tracks, these signals signals are placed consecutively at a distance of from one and a half to two miles apart. With these electric electric signals, an operator can tell the exact time of the train's departure departure from the next station along the track, (he entire system system goes into its most restrictive Indications, spreading danger signals signals along the track. The Rosnoke station boasts 25 trains every 24 hours. Of these as trains, eight are passenger, four of which atop dally at the small yellos'-and-black station. Mall Is iccelved from and delivered delivered on three of these stopping trains. Freight shipped into »nd out ot the Jtoanoke station vaVJCs accord- inn to the joistm. Much of the CROSBY, HOPE JOfN WILDCATTERS RANK* DALLAS, TCX., April 23 -- t/n -Crooner -Crooner Blng Crosby and Comrd- lan Bob Hope are now "wildcatters" "wildcatters" In oil feverish Scurry County, County, Texas, the Dallas News has reported. · The news said they have a quarter quarter interest each In 1,628 acres In th« inWdlee uf Scurry County. Their partners in the venture ure veteran Texas oilmen W. A. Moncrlef of P'ort Worth and Paul 0. Teas of Dallas. troihl load of the railroad is han- ulcil.during present times by rall- loiul company trucks. Grain, gravel, gravel, cotton, livestock, and pets are freqently handled through the station. station. During one month of the past year some 200 cars of gravel were shipped. About every six months the station station has a burglary. The los-i from si'ch robberies is small since large amounts of money are not usually kept Jor an overnight period. H. CK McDonald, station ngcnt, recalls recalls that for a period of about two months when carloads ol gra- rel were being shipped from the ttallon during the past year, it P/as necessnry to keep from $1,000 $1,000 to Jl.SOO R day on hand. Fortunately Fortunately during Uml time, the sta- inn had no burglaries. The station, which offers West- em Union service, retained a continuous continuous ollitc during the war. An oi'crntor was on duty at ell limes (luring the day and nigh. McDonald came to Roanoke as elation master In 1923. TEXAS APRIL CANCER QUOTA IS $270,000 DALLAS, April 23 -- (/F} -- Texans Texans are being asked to contribute $270,000 this month for cancer con- Irnl work in their own state. The goal was announced by Karl Hoblitzelle, state campaign manager for the April drive of the Ameilcan Cancer Society. He said 60 per cent of the total $450,000 gal will be used within the state. The rest will be used to finance the society's national research research and education programs and operational costs. Roanoke (Continued From Page 1, Sec. 3) membership became larger to establish establish churches of their own. There arc five churches in Roan- oka today -- the Methodist. Church of Christ, Baptise, Presbyterian, and the Fundamentalist. Roanoke, which suffered ninny hardships In its early days, lias had a more peaceful time during recent years. The only major lire took place about IS years ago, Mis. Cade recalls, when three buildings .north of the Seagraves store were burned out. When many towns were hard hit spring will be marketed soon. But tho Roanoke farmer-rancher farmer-rancher says that he may return to active professional play "once In a great while." "I plan to compete in the Texas PDA this May." Kelson said. He played In the Master's tournament In Atlanta, Qa., this month. The Waxahachle-born bolter, who learned the game while serving as a caddy at the Glen Garden course in Ft. Worth, plans to continue giving exhibitions and teaching ethers to play the game that brought him fame and fortune. Besides playing golf and breaking breaking many records Nelson served on the advisory board of a nation, t nl golf equipment manufacturing i company during his tournament- wincing days. He says he tried help the company improve its line of golf equipment so that the game STATION MASTER--H. G. McDonald, above, has station TUflStW nt the Roanoke railway depot §lnce 1629. during Ihe days of the depression, Hoanoke came through practically practically unscathed. Mrs. Cade boasts that not a single business went broke in Roanoke during the depression. depression. It was during the early depres slon years, In 1D33, that Roanoke was Incorporated as a city and H. W. Jenkins was elected as the first mayor. The present city water water system, Including the large overhead standplpe, was built In that year, also. Today Roanoko la feeling Its largest growth in recent years as many new homes are being built In the town, fcnd many workers Fort Worth are making their homes there. Its pride today centers around a new city hall Just completed near the water standplpe. lhe hal houses the city's fire engine and the office of Mayor C. W. Panning, who has Served since 1047. But the progressive spirit thai has played a large role In the re cent growth of the city has not placed the friendliness that has always bene characteristic of Roan oke. Its citizens still take time ou to come In and exchange gossip nround tha big, old-fashioned stove." In stores like Mrs. Cade's, and there's little chance of being knock cd down by pedestrians hurrying down its sidewalks. Hoanoke is looking forward to a lcad.v, peaceful future, and It be lleves it Is ready to meet wha ever lies ahead -- continued pros perity or a depression. As Mrs Cade says, "We don't want anoth f t depression, but we feel that 1 H comes wo can make It throug) U.' 1

Clipped from Denton Record-Chronicle24 Apr 1949, SunPage 16

Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas)24 Apr 1949, SunPage 16
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