Lockhart Post Register (Newspaper) - December 1, 1927, Lockhart, Texas SIXTEEN PAGES THIS ISSUE SECTION I. THE LOCKHART POST Established 1899 Register THE LOCKHART REGISTER Established 1879 YEAR DECEMBER 1, 1027 NUMBER 48 COUNTY COURT NOW IN SESSION County Court met in regular session Monday and the ease of the State of Texas vs. the Magnolia Petroleum Company went to case involves the charge of pollution and an array of legal talent represents each It has not been finished as we go to Rail on S. P. Track Endangers Sap Train On Wednesday of last week as the Southern Pacific passenger train came toward it struck a rail on the track near The rail was pushed from the track by the wheel of the engine and damage Officers who made investigation are inclined to believe that laying the rail on the track was the act of mischievous boys as only one end was on Effort lo wreck the train would have prompted the placing of the obstacle squarely iii the path of the engine in order to derail the Santa Claus at J.C. Penney Co. Saturday Word has just been received that Santa will all previous and ome to for the purpose of interviewing the children of Lockhart and surrounding j The J Penney store will play host to the distinguished and Manager Ferguson that Santa is very anxious to have the little call in and let him know in advance juM what they want for Because of pressing Santa will be here only from until Saturday December THE STREETS OF LOCKHART By M. Mayor History A horse drawn vehicle mired in the streets of with men up to their knees in slime digging the black mud from the wheels was not an uncommon sight twenty-five years Then there was a cry for graveled A fund was raised by popular subscription to gravel the street from the public square to M. K. & T. This improvement demonstrated the value of graveled The public square was graveled in 1904, during the administration of Hon. E. M. Some gravel had been dumped there at previous times but the coat of 1904 redeemed that section from At times thereafter the square became sloppy but never Graveled roads or streets were in those days called permanent I even by government expert at Washington C. After the square was graveled in holes appeared on the a matter that now would create no and men could be seen examining the some arguing that the material was picked up from the top and others contending it sank into the ground that in time all of it would sink and hence could not be built on black waxy But the laying of gravel proceeded and its advantages each year became more The city council during the administration of Can He Get Them All - By Albert T. Reid N K IVIN SKRY H ICS Thanksgiving si odist church were of the each vear on this at the by a size present The song service was congregational singing led by a choir as people came in. It Supt. W. Not ley lion of fine old hymn The sermon was preached by Leslie K. pastor the and was appeal to the people pressions of gratitude ings America led by used a appropriate Rev. earnest more K. M. Storey adopted policy of cooperation with citizens in according to amount of traffic the city i paid one-half or two-thirds j cost of tile People availed | themselves of the city's ffer street enlist ruction went Many refused to cooperate saying they had nothing to the that they had paid taxes enough to entitle them 1o a Where does our money Rilling Campaign and so. henceforth and laved ten years or more in parts Some street construction was people indulging such sentiment About 1012. curbing was built about the public and about two years later a contract was made with the Finley Method Corporation for surfacing streets with a live years maintenance It was expected to surface a few bonks each year until all the streets wire but on account of the war th HUNTER'S LUCK EDITOR'S LUCK his The editor was lucky in that friends had luck in Judge Fred L. this year went hunting his first He saw his first deer free in the forest and his first shot hit and brought him How many points he we do not but he must have been young and for the sample Judge Blundell sent us was deliciously tender and Miss Virginia who teaches school at went somewhere in that region and succeeded in bagging a number of which she sent to her Mrs. W. D. and she sent one of them to the It was all a wild duck could be- With the taste of venison and duck still in our we rejoice at the luck of our the Preparations for Christmas Mailing Shop Mail Early Delivery for Early C. On At Lytton Springs for A KT Hon. Lea Meaty who represents the Locke Nursery at New brought the the other day a gorgeous bouquet from that The Locke Nursery this fall had in bloom four acres of roses and the bouquet was made up not only of some of the most beautiful varieties of hut of an un- unable to comply and surfacing Street construction I contract until 1010 | bought teams and I This was difficulty in firm was work of A rat killing campaign is in progress at Lytton Springs and the boys of that community are acquiring some Christmas money from bounties on rat The pests had appeared in great numbers in that section and the campaign was inaugurated in the interest of cleanliness and A. & M. BOYS HOME Bakes Giant Cake Of Purely Texas Food Products Hur Coming Here Soon Bakery Donates Texas Cake for Lamb's Display j of Home Grown Products i was done by when the city Is to do the done on account of interesting the ' j ors and because of j small maintenance All the teams sold several years ago polled The high cost of is with but two were and motor pro Result After the Thanksgiving day game in which A. ivr M. College cleaned up Texas the Lockhart contingent in A. & M. came home for the Lockhart was well represented at the game by friends of both institutions of GEORGE C. JOHNSON DEAD pinkish a rare sac judg Mr. Hi Loc I- t variet lor of it y had also a specimens ef Among the and was a canna bloom wit It a pink and a white flower en the same The freak canna was pulled from yard of Mrs. full of the the Join the Red Cross Now You can join the Red Cross any Drives arc only for convenience of the public generally The canvas in Lockhart Saturday resulted in securing about a hundred There ought to be a membership of live hundred in the county The very fact that Caldwell county has never needed the services of the lied Cross is the stronger reason why you should They stand as an agency to help those who need It is hard to get people to make so come and bring your membership Join the Red CITY BAKERY OFFERS PRIZES Rogns and who recently purchased the City Bakery on north in order to introduce their are offering cash and merchandise prizes to the amount of Inside wrapper on your bread will be found a Read the ad on page and find what to do to have part in this Holiday Mrs. Curtis Bell of Fort Worth is visiting her the in has to show for the era of construction about twenty-two utiles of graveled curbing in the business many good bridges and culverts and about seven blocks of surfaced Men familiar with streets at present Lockhart lias at least a hundred thousand dollars worth of streets and and has about thousand dollars worth of equipment for constructing and maintaining barns and sheds for Lockhart has no line street but it has more streets in all kinds of weather than towns of the same population and there has been no bond issue to do the Lockhart does not owe for Present Problem Lockhart streets were built to bo rid of Had it not been for the of the automobile the graveled streets would indeed be well nigh The cost of maintenance would But the automobile presses the moisture from the surface of the roads and sets free the to be blown by our delightful gulf Hence dust is the problem now as was mud twenty-five years Dust is worse than mud because it begins to blow n day after a rain and as rains are not of daily occurrence or even weekly the dust nuisance may be regarded as perpetual in towns of gravel ov dirt surfaced How can the dust abated Oiling the streets affords temporary relief and is expensive There is no absolute dust it will accumulate in any town where loose soil is Surfaced streets afford nearest relief from The streets of should be primarily to prevent incidentally to abate the dust The city have hud i George C. of Prairie died at his home there I He was taken ill last week with was thought to be a slight cold i hut developed into serious stage of ' i He I- Mi a brother of A. M. M. U. Smith of 1/ Johnson be surfacing proposition ation a long If the surfacing could be done as 'the highway commission is doing the j work on either side of the city the task would not be The city could at once join with the highway and proceed thru the But the of the surfaced streets should be curbed at the sidewalks and the surfacing extended from curb to eliminating the perpetual nuisance of the lateral filled with trash and and grown in We believe that the majority of citizens are agreed that surfacing in built up portions of the town should be laid between curbs and the surfacing on the outer districts should be on a flattened surface so the street may be widened to a The work of building curbs or laying surfacing involves no all of it can be done by workmen of How shall the work be Shall it be by a bond issue or by a maintenance Shall it be by the citizens building their own curbs and the city doing the The city officials have been in consultation with many contractors and firms selling People want surfaced streets in Whether the work begins in a few months or a few the question is one upon which people should begin to inform The majority of towns are doing this without n bond What do the people of I To help promote the sale of Texas j Food W. Fehrenkamp of i Bakery is baking the j largest cake ever seen in this part of the state to be sliced and served at j Lamb's Grocery during the three day display and sale of Texas Grown and Packed Food j Mr. Fehrenkamp is using only as products - Texas donated by the Pioneer Mills of San Texas butter and It will be almost as big as a and will be served free to all visitors to Lamb's Grocery on Friday and Saturday of this A number of Caldwell County farm i ors have brought in winter vegetables and other | ducts in addition to the many Texas I products assembled for this sale by Mr. It is claimed that at least new jobs would be created in South west Texas alone if everybody called for home raised and home packed Part of every dollar spent for Texas products comes back to and those who patronize this sale will be boosting Texas Mystery bags containing useful articles will be given free at the store during this Col. Baker of Baker's Theatre has donated a quantity of free tickets to his These tickets will be found in a number of the bags which will be given to customers of Lamb's Grocery during the three DATE CHANGED The Lockhart Delphian Society will give a benefit game party at the Masonic Temple December 2nd, afternoon and You may play bunco and Table prizes will be Home made candy will be Afternoon games begin at 1:00; evening at K for each afternoon and Make your reservations Proceeds will be applied to building a community club Remember the December 2nd. Alvis O. S. Alexander and Homer Magee returned last week from a tour of the Rio Grande They were much pleased with what thoy saw a production made in Italy and in by special arrangement with A. L. Charles B. Dillingham and F. will have its premiere here at the Baker Theatre next Wednesday and Thursday December 7th and 8th, opening a special The picture | was directed by Fred and the history of its three years in work is a real-life odyssey of enterprise and culminating with the completion of the Antioch circus and race course and the filming of the great chariot race twixt Messala and General Lew Wallace wrote half a century ago and its success as a novel was followed in 1809 by its The stage spectacle held the boards i for twenty-two in which it 1 became the most stage offering in In picturizing the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has j enjoyed the immense advantage for | the movies of a story laid in outdoor scenes and characterized by the dor and pomp of Graeco-Roman ieti in the time of Among the greater scenes on which the Newer j Art has lavished its resources are j those of the Wise Men and the Star i of Jerusalem under man the sea battle twixt Greeks and the life in Antioch and the chariot the hero's assembling of his Galilean the finding of his mother and sister in the Yale of and the miraculous healing wrought by the Divine These scenes are knit together by a story of love and revenge to which the romance of Ben-Hur and the intrigues of Messala and the wiles of lend engrossing Ramon Navarro the Betty Francis May Claire Kathleen Carmel Nigel de Mitchell Frank are some of the principal 1, 1<:G ION AI RES N Henry T. Rainey Post No. 41 American will hold their annul election of officers at the next regular Tuesday December You are urgently requested to be Again 1 place on my personal rec B FN II R It in the and the most magnificent picture ever flashed on the You will make no mistake in seeing it next Wednesday or D. BAKER POST OFFICE D. WRAPPING AND PACKING All parcels must be securely wrapped or Use strong paper and heavy SPECIAL PACKING golf should be reinforced their full length by strong strips of wood tightly wrap ped and tied to withstand Packed in strong corrugated or fiber Ordinary pasteboard hat boxes must be hats and stiff hats easily damaged should be marked Pack in strong preferably corrugated Wrap with strong paper securely tied wifch heavy Cut Place in strong suitable boxes of or heavy corrugated Wrap with to retain Inclose in strong outside boxes or unmounted etc. Pack or wrap in strong material to avoid When not roll around a wooden core then wrap and tie carefully or in strong pasteboard Sharp-pointed or sharp-edged instruments or tools must have points and edges fully guarded to prevent injury to clerks in handling or damage to other Crate suitably or thoroughly wrap so that they can sot cut through the FRAGILE OBJECTS Articles easily broken or crushed must be crated or securely Use liberal quantities of or like and the articles and the outside container fragile crockery must be packed so as to prevent the escape of particles or pieces if broken in Ordinary boxes of cigars wrapped in paper only will not be Pack in a manner to prevent damage by shock or Wrap corrugated pasteboard or similar All articles easily broken or damaged must be plainly marked PERISHABLE MATTER Articles likely to spoil within the time reasonably required for transportation and delivery will not be accepted for Wrap or pack according to and plainly mark till such Use special-delivery stamps to expedite ADDRESSES Addresses should be with house number and name of box or rural route and typed or plainly written in A return card should be placed in the tipper left comer of every piece of If a tag is the and return card should also be written on the wrapper for use if tag in and a copy of the address should be inclosed inside the POSTAGE Postage must fully prepaid on all Affix the required amount be postage in the upper right Full information concerning postage rates can be obtained at the or stamp LIMIT OF WEIGHT AND SIZE No parcel may be more than SI es in length and girth For delivery locally and in the second and third 70 pounds is the maximum in all other Dr. William P. Morgan of Dallas spent a few days last week with He Dr. and Mrs. W. M.