The San Saba News and Star from San Saba, Texas on September 4, 1930 · Page 10
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The San Saba News and Star from San Saba, Texas · Page 10

San Saba, Texas
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Thursday, September 4, 1930
Page 10
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I SAN SABA NEWS. SAN SABA. TEXAS. THURSDAY. SEPT. 11, 1930. TEXAS SLANDER IS AT l TO THE fflpSS STAMFORD, Sept. 8.—Publishers of geographies used in the public schools of Texas and several other states will shortly be made joint defendants in a million dollar damage suit, if a majority of the directors! of the West Texas Chamber of Com-} merce endorse a. recommendation of [ organization's Publicity Com-' RICHLAND SPRINGS By Cleopatra tt/a recent meeting of th« committee, the West Texas Chamber of Commerce was asked to institute suit for w at least $1,000,000" against certain publishers,, for "scandalously 1 and damagingly Untrue description^ of*T#est Texa^ ;;ter&tbry.'' : Facts to back up the request -were set out in a 3"300 word brief which contained excerpts from public school textbooks, some published as late as 1929, in which West Texas is de. scribed as a semi-arid region, unfit for agriculture; swept by piercing winds and subjected to severe snowstorms and sudden and marked temperature changes; and having no production of cotton, wheat, oil or other minerals. All directors of the West Texa.i Chamber of Commerce have been supplied, during the past week with referendum ballot on the suit, and if a majority of them favor the action, immediate steps will be takon to start legal machinery in operation to get litigation underway,, off finals of the Regional Body say. "We have just and sufficient grounds for the suit, says Max Bentley of Abilene, Chairman of the Publicity Committee, and we have been advised by competent attorneys, that we have an excellent chance to get judgment if we prove our contentions in court, and we are prepared to do so. "In addition, we will be able to bring about corrections of these untrue and misleading statements ^e- garding West Texas in the next editions of the geographies and the newspaper stories that will be carried all over the United States in connection with the suit will serve to enlighten the people of the true conditions in this area." Some of the misstatements in geographies being used in the public schools, to which the committee objected are: "In western Oklahoma and Texa?, the rainfall is so light in the great plains area that vegetation is scanty." ^The Rio Grande is the fourth in length of the rivers of North America, The whole course of the stream lies through arid country." "The winters of the west and northwest (speaking of Texas) are often long and severe. Icy winds from the frozen north sweep over this section and the ground is covered with snow for several weeks." "Agriculture (in Texas) is chiefly on east of the 100 meridian." This meridian passes through Abilene and Ballnger. "The eastern part of the state (Texas) with heavy rainfall has thick forest and swamps. The western part has few streams, thorn cactus plants, scattered bunches of grass and low bushes. One side of the state has so much rain it is in the cotton belt. The other so little rain it has large ranches, with few farms and few people." "Another of the valuable rock products of the South is the petroleum or crude oil, found especially in the costal sections of Texas and Louisiana and in Oklahoma." j A child studying books in which the above quotations and countless others as untrue appear, would never realize that in 1929 West Texas produced practically 40 percent of tha cotton crop of Texas; nor would it have any reason to know that West Texas produces one-seventh of the petroleum or crude oil of the United States, the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Publicity Committee contends. In addition to sponsoring the effort to effect corrections in public school textbooks on misleading ..s£ate- ments concerning West Texas." the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Publicity 'Committee has undertaken several other projects of importance including the distribution of several hundred thousand .lithographed stamps advertising the attractive features of West Texas; publication by all towns in the West Texas territory of interest compelling liter- atuice and also lending assistance to a campaign to popularize Texas made goods and increase their consumption in the state. MONET Tu LOAN To Build or Re-finance Homes, The San Saba Building and Loan Association, E. E. Fagg, President, John Seiders, Secretary. i.- a Sore Bleeding Gums Only one bottle LETO'S PYORRHEA REMEDY is needed to convince anyone. No matter how bad your case, get a bottle, use as directed, and if you are not satisfied drag- gists will return your money. CARD OF THANKS We wish to sincerely thank our neighbors and friends who were so kind, thoughtful and considerate in the sickness and death of our dear husband and father. Every kind word, every hand clasp and every tender attention to his wants, and every sympathy is cherished in our hearts. We especially mention Dr. Ira 0. Stone who was so attentive and vigilant, kind and considerate. May God bless you one and. all. Mrs. W. D. Taylor and family NO MORE RATS The new electric- appliance store and office of the Texas Louisiana Power Company will be opened on Friday, September 5 in the one store stone building next to the Post Office, formerly occupied by the City Bakery and is a welcome addition to the business enterprises of our city. Also the new ; light and power system of the Company is now in operation. A new building 20 x 50 feet with cement floor has been erected and the new equipment consists of 40 and 80 horse power generators. This gives the plant a 40. 75 and 80 horse power engines, sufficient power for any emergency. The upper spring has been overhaul- ,e.d,,. lined and covered, with concrete and a pump fitted into it with capacity of 288,000 gallons per day. The new equipment gives Rtchland Springs one of the best water systems in this part of the State. At an early date new water mains and fire plugs will be laid of sufficient size to give us fire protection. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Summers and family of Bryan, who have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Terry, and other relatives, returned home Thursday. Mrs. Roberta Smith and children who have been visiting relatives here the past week returned to their home in Ranger Thursday. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. D. M. Chapman and baby and brother, A. D. Smith, accompanied her home for a few 'day's visit. S. G. Treadwell returned Saturday from Temple where he had been to visit his wife in ft Sanitarium. He reports her doing nicely and says she will be able to come home next week. Miss Velma, who has been with her mother since the operation, returned home with him. Miss Mary Glaze, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and* Mrs. Ed Glaze, the past few months, returned home in Houston Thursday. Mrs. H. A. Lafferty and children are spending the week with her sisters, Mrs. Ola Lafferty and Miss Ida Mae Tombs, of Ft. Worth. Mrs. D. W. McNatt left Saturday to make her home with her son, Willie McXatt, of Rochelle. Mrs. Harry Winkle and children of Llano spent a few days here last week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Wilton, and other relatives. A. C. Allen of Clifton, manager o the Central Texas division of the Texas Louisian Power Co., was in our city last week to inspect the re cent improvements which the com pany has ma'de here. He was accom panied by Mr. R. G. Bandy, also o Clifton. Both men expressed satis faction regarding the installment o the new store here. Mrs. Sarah Martin, who has been visiting her gist«r at McGregor thi past few weeks, returned home Fri day. Mr. and Mrs. John Wilton and son T. A. and A. J. Duncan spent the week end at the home of their daughter and sister, Mrs. Harrison Murray, of San Angelo. Mrs. Martin Allen of Brownwood spent the week end at the home oj her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W[*.. Harris and other relatives. , O. H. Hall and wife of Bowser were business visitors to our town Saturday. Mrs. Bill Martin and son Joe Frank returned last week from Dallas. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Ransom and little daughter Dorothy Ann, spent Sunday at the home pf Mrs. Ransom's sister, Mrs. Hugh Taylor of Sorrel Ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lambert and little daughter, Marydell, of Doran Ranch spent from Thursday till Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Warren. BEND Bf Heck It's a sore rodent killer. Try « Pkjf *nd prove it. Rats killed with RAT- SNAP leave no smell. Cats «r dof• won't touch it Guaranteed. 35c size (1 cake) enough for Pantry, Kitchen or Cellar. 65c size (2 cakes) for Chicken House, coops, or small buildings. ....$1.25 size (5 cakes) enough for all farm and out-buildings, storage buildings, or factory buildings. Sold and Guaranteed by SIMMONS DRUG STORE. 666 Relieves a Headache or Neuralgia in 30 minutes, check* a Cold the first day, and checks Malaria in three 23-39x 666 also in Tablets John Seiders REAL ESTATE AND LOANS San Saba, Texas New and up-to-date White Gold Frames. Will exchange with you. D •. * 36 i Don't Spend All Your Money for Groceries Buy them from Caroll and you will have money left for other things. DECIDE RIGHT NOW —To Bay Groceries at Carroll's —To See What You Buy. —To Get Standard Quality. —To Get Courteous Treatment. We are determined to Give Better Service, to Sell only High Grade Groceries, to Make theBest Prices possible. You can depend on us. to make good. Carroll's Grocery W. M. Terry left Friday to visit his family in Mineral Wells. They expect to move here in the near future and open the hotel in the bank building. Mrs. E. C. Wood and children ol Goose Creek came in Friday to spend the winter and for the benefit of out school. Miss Sadie Nix. who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Mart Rodgers of Ozona, returned Thursday. Her sister accompanied her home. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Beakley and children left Thursday for Austin where the children will attend the State University. Mrs. B. W. Lewis of Waco is visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. A. Webster. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Burleson spent Sunday with their daughter, Miss Mable, who is nursing in the Carlsbad sanitarium. Mrs. 0. L. Jones and son, Lee, of Waco spent a few days here this week in the B. W. Yarborough home. Clayton Hopkins and Gerald Smith eft Sunday for Brownwood where :hey will attend Howard Payne College this year. Rex Kattes left Thursday for Stephenv'iJle. where he entered John Tarleton College. Misses Mable and Fannie Bob Tayor left Saturday for San Angelo, where they will teach this year. Miss Ivis Mae Martin of Brown wood returned home after spending a week with her brother, Bill Mar tin. Miss Laura Annie Moore and sister, Miss Vivian, left Saturday for San Angelo, where Miss Laura Annie will teach music this term and the latter will attend school. Sam Maxcey, who has been working in Brownwood this summer,, is here for a few day's visit with his father, C. A. Maxcey. Miss Pearl Vardeman left Friday for Alpine, where she will attend Sul Ross College this term. Miss Dorothy Hall left Saturday for Stephenville, where she will attend John Tarleton College. Locklear and Spurlock shipped a car of fat heifers to Ft. Worth market last week. Miss Wilma Lane left Thursday for Rosenburg, where she will teach school the coming year. Mr. and Mrs. Jodie King and little daughter of Locker spent the we«k end at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Wash. Glen Terry, who la attend Southwestern University, .spent the week end at home , Grandmother Elliott who makes her home with her children, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert McCoury, Sr., has as week end guests, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fallon, of Goldthwaite and Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Elder, of Kerrville. Grand mother also enjoyed a recent visit from her sister, Mrs. T. C. Wiseman %vho lives at Brady. Miss Phinetta Morris, who is here from Houston to visit relatives spent the week end with friends in Lorn eta. Y. W. Lee and small daughter. Lena, were here from Gatesville the past week to visit in the Fred Turner home. Little Misses Irene ami Lennie Fay Turner accompanied them home for a short visit. Mrs. M. S. Warner of Lake Victor was a mid week guest in the home of her son, Lucious Warner, of this place. Miss Allie Smith spent the past week end with friends in San Saba. A number of this community attended the singing in the Ben Lively home at Chappel Sunday night. AH report a splendid time. Mrs. Kittie Love and small daughter, Zane, are here from Lometa to visit in the Lynn White home. Grandmother Lee is here from Gatesville for an extended visit with her granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Turner, and family. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Gibson and daughter, Marga Wanda, of San Saba, were Saturday dinner guests in the H. W. Smith home. Miss Marga remained for the night, returning home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Moore had as Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Marley of Lometa. J. Sullivan Gibson and Mmes. Fred Turner and Roy Cate were Saturday visitors to the county capital, the ladies attending the Call meeting of the County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs. A few members of the local Homo Demonstration Club met in business session Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, with Mrs. J. E. McCoury as hostess. Miss West was present, and outlined briefly the plan of procedure to be followed thruout the winter months. She stressed forcefully the importance of adequate diet, with particular emphasis on canned fruits, vegetables and meats, and their places in the daily menu. She also explained the state-wide living room improvement contest to be staged next year, and asked that we be represented in this contest. The next meeting of the Club will be Thursday, October 2. We request that all members be present. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gibson and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cate and daughter, Miss Norva Gibson, all of this place and J. Sullivan Gibson, of Bowling 3reen, Kentucky, and Miss Page "ibson of Lampasas composed the ist of relatives who enjoyed a umptnoug dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bowden, of Lake Victor Sunday. Members of the local board of school trustees met with the faculty members Saturday afternoon at the school building to discuss needs and plans for the coming school term, which opens here Sept, 22. All the teachers were present, and each expressed himself as eager to begin the work, and as confident in the success of the ensuing term. The faculty for the year is composed of: I. F. Powell, Cranberry, principal; Miss Jonnie Ross, Lometa, first assistant; Mrs. Ralph Glover, Temple, second assistant; and Miss Ethel Roberts, Stephenville, primary. James C. Sargent was 'host to the little folks of the community at a birthday party at his home Saturday afternoon, the occasion being his ninth birthday. Many nice, games were enjoyed before refreshments, consisting of cake and lemonade, w«e- passed to the following rinio- gene January, Snsie Banta, AlBett Buchanan, Loucille Barefott, Lamar Morris, Norva G. Cate, Emmitt LJoyd Byrd, Marga Wanda Gibson, Foye Gibson, Pauline Bearden, J. M. Bearden, Wilton Hopper, Horr-g Sargent, Delbert Hopper, and the host, James C. Sargent. The honores was the recipient of a number cf gifts. The Seiders Insurance Agency Insurance and Surety Bond* SAN SABA. TEXAS Mrs. M. R. Weatherby and daughters, Misses Johnnie Bob and Gladys, visited in Brownwood last week The First Polk This Bank Dependable service to depositor* « the first policy and pricipl* of this Bank. Service that looks forward to the success of every cut- tomer Service that stands ready to foster every commendable enterprise Service that counts for community progress and individual succes. lh «t is the first polky <* tki, Bank. CITY T. A. Murray, President Clay Kuykendall, Cashier R. W. Burleton, Active Vic«-Pr«*id«Bt H. D. Chadwick, A*st. Caabler 15-Cent Cott We are willing to do our bit-complying with Governor Moody s request to "buy a bale." Governor Here's Our Proposition: ° f middlin S c °tton, baled, at 1 5c per pound, to app l y on the p urchas ^ of any used car in our stock. Real Bargains — The price of every used car has been reduced to unheard of low prices and we are willing to help the farmer receive a fair value for his crop. This is like a 50 per cent discount s reduction on our stock, which has been reduced in price. to a Bring Us Your Cotton and drive away a good Smith-Whippet Used Car SMITti-WHIPPET COMPANY SAN SABA, TEXAS

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