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Lockhart Post Register (Newspaper) - December 1, 1927, Lockhart, Texas Corhhart SIXTEEN PAGES THIS ISSUE SECTION I. THE LOCKHART POST Established 1899 Register THE LOCKHART REGISTER Established 1879 FOfrTY-EIGHTH YEAR LOCKHART, TEXAS' THURSDAY, 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 trial. The. case involves the charge of .stream pollution and an array of legal talent represents each side. It has not been finished as we go to press. _----o--- Rail on S. P. Track Endangers Sap Train On Wednesday evening' of last week as the Southern Pacific passenger train came toward Lockhart, it struck a rail on the track near Burdette. The rail was pushed from the track by the wheel of the engine and damage averted. 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 train. Santa Claus at J.C. Penney Co. Saturday Word has just been received that Santa ('Luis will cane) all previous engagement-, and < ome to Lockhart, for the purpose of interviewing the children of Lockhart and surrounding j tj,,,, territory. The J I'. Penney f'umpany store will play host to the distinguished visitor, and Manager Ferguson .-ays that Santa is very anxious to have the little call in and let him know in advance juM what they want for Christina-1. Because of pressing engagements, Santa will be here only from {V.'.XO until Saturday morn- ing, December .'ird. THE STREETS OF LOCKHART By Wm. M. Schofield, Mayor History A horse drawn vehicle mired in the streets of Lockhart, with men up to their knees in slime digging the black mud from the wheels was not an uncommon sight twenty-five years ago. Then there was a cry for graveled streets. A fund was raised by popular subscription to gravel the street from the public square to the. M. K. & T. station. This improvement demonstrated the value of graveled streets. The public square was graveled in 1904, during the administration of Hon. E. M. Storey. Some gravel had been dumped there at previous times but the coat of 1904 redeemed that section from "bottomless" mud. At times thereafter the square became sloppy but never mirey. Graveled roads or streets were in those days called permanent roads. I even by government expert ^ at Washington I). C. After the square was graveled in r.MM, holes appeared on the surface, a matter that now would create no concern, and men could be seen examining the holes, 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 "permanent" street- could not be built on black waxy soil. But the laying of gravel proceeded and its advantages each year became more apparent. The city council during the administration of Can He Get Them All In? - By Albert T. Reid T11A N K S(. IVIN (; SKRY H ICS Thanksgiving si odist church were gregation of the each vear on this rvices at the Meth-attended by a (�on-usual size present occasion. The song service was congregational singing led by a choir a-scmbicd as people came in. It wa: Supt. W. I). Not ley an*' lion of fine old hymn praise. The sermon was preached by Leslie K. Bailey, pastor ,.f the bytei-jan rhurch. and was appeal to the people fo) pressions of gratitude ings America enjoys. led by used a selec-. appropriate Rev. Pres-an earnest more ex-the hlcss- K. M. Storey adopted th" policy of cooperation with citizens in street! construction, .- according to the) amount of traffic served, the city i paid one-third, one-half or two-thirds j vhe cost of tile streets. People availed | themselves of the city's polled machinerv ! The high cost of is with hiied but two were and motor pro installed. Result After the Thanksgiving day game in which A. ivr M. College cleaned up Texas University, the Lockhart contingent in A. & M. came home for the week. Lockhart was well represented at the game by friends of both institutions of learning. GEORGE C. JOHNSON DEAD u:\ia! pinkish a rare sac judg Mr. Hi pecan--. Loc I- poclu t variet \ ck hart. be Jthe surfacing proposition uinler con-I sidei ation a long time. : If the surfacing could be done as 'the highway commission is doing the j work on either side of the city limits, the task would not be great. The city could at once join with the highway and proceed thru the town. But the side* of the surfaced streets should be curbed at the sidewalks and the surfacing extended from curb to curb, eliminating the perpetual nuisance of the lateral ditch, filled with mud, trash and filth, and grown in weeds. 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 that, the street may be widened to a curb. The work of building curbs or laying surfacing involves no mystery- all of it can be done by workmen of Lockhart. How shall the work be done? Shall it be by a bond issue or by a maintenance tax? Shall it be by the citizens building their own curbs and the city doing the surfacing'? The city officials have been in consultation with many contractors and firms selling material. People want surfaced streets in Lockhart. Whether the work begins in a few months or a few years, the question is one upon which people should begin to inform themselves. The majority of towns are doing this .surfacing without n bond issue. What do the people of Lockhnrt deulr* I To help promote the sale of Texas j Food Products, W. II. Fehrenkamp of i Fehrenkamp's 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 Products, j Mr. Fehrenkamp is using only Tex-' as products - Texas flour, donated by the Pioneer Mills of San Antonio, Texas extracts, sugar, shortening, butter and pecans. It will be almost as big as a barrel, and will be served free to all visitors to Lamb's Grocery on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week" A number of Caldwell County farm i ors have brought in winter vegetables butter, honey, egg;1, and other pro- | ducts in addition to the many Texas I products assembled for this sale by \ Mr. Lamb. It is claimed that at least '20,000. new jobs would be created in South west Texas alone if everybody called for home raised and home packed products. Part of every dollar spent for Texas products comes back to us, and those who patronize this sale will be boosting Texas prosperity. Mystery bags containing useful articles will be given free at the store during this sale. Col. Baker of Baker's Theatre has donated a quantity of free tickets to his theatre. These tickets will be found in a number of the bags which will be given to customers of Lamb's Grocery during the three days. DATE CHANGED The Lockhart Delphian Society will give a benefit game party at the Masonic Temple Friday, December 2nd, afternoon and evening. You may play bridge, forty-two, dominoes, euchre, bunco and scatt. Table prizes will be given. Home made candy will be sold. Afternoon games begin at 1:00; evening at K o'clock. Admission, ,r>0c for each afternoon and night. Make your reservations early. Proceeds will be applied to building a community club house. Remember the date, Friday, December 2nd. Alvis Chambliss, O. S. Alexander and Homer Magee returned last week from a tour of the Rio Grande Valley. They were much pleased with what thoy saw there. "Ben-Hur." a Metro-Goldwyn-May-er production made in Italy and in California, by special arrangement with A. L. Erlanger, Charles B. Dillingham and F. Ziegfeld, Jr., will have its premiere here at the Baker Theatre next Wednesday and Thursday December 7th and 8th, opening a special engagement. The picture | was directed by Fred Niblo, and the history of its three years in work is a real-life odyssey of enterprise and adventuring, culminating with the completion of the Antioch circus and race course and the filming of the great chariot race twixt Messala and Ben-Hur. General Lew Wallace wrote "Ben-Hur" half a century ago (1875-80), and its success as a novel was followed in 1809 by its dramatization. ! The stage spectacle held the boards i for twenty-two seasons, in which it 1 became the most widely-known stage ! offering in America. In picturizing , the work, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has j enjoyed the immense advantage for | the movies of a story laid in outdoor ! scenes and characterized by the splon-'� dor and pomp of Graeco-Roman mil-� ieti in the time of Christ. 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 Bethlehem. Jerusalem under Ro-I man occupation, the sea battle twixt Greeks and Romans, the life in Antioch and the chariot race, the hero's assembling of his Galilean legions, the finding of his mother and sister in the Yale of Ilinnom, and the miraculous healing wrought by the Divine power. These scenes are knit together by a story of love and revenge to which the romance of Ben-Hur and Esther, the intrigues of Messala and the wiles of Iras, lend engrossing interest. Ramon Navarro (in the tit'e part), Betty Bronson, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Frank Currier, are some of the principal players. 1, 1<:G ION AI RES N OTIC-K Henry T. Rainey Post No. 41 American Legion, will hold their annul election of officers at the next regular meeting, Tuesday December (5th. You are urgently requested to be present. Again 1 place ommendation on my personal rec " B FN II I* R " It in the costliest, and the most magnificent picture ever flashed on the screen. You will make no mistake in seeing it next Wednesday or Thursday. -A. D. BAKER POST OFFICE DEPT., Washington, D. WRAPPING AND PACKING All parcels must be securely wrapped or packed. Use strong paper and heavy twine. SPECIAL PACKING Umbrellas, canes, golf stick*, should be reinforced their full length by strong strips of wood tightly wrap ped and tied to withstand transportation. Hats: Packed in strong corrugated or fiber boxes. Ordinary pasteboard hat boxes must be crated. Ladies' hats and stiff hats easily damaged should be marked "FRAGILE." Shoes: Pack in strong boxes, preferably corrugated cardboard. Wrap with strong paper securely tied wifch heavy twine. Cut flowers: Place in strong suitable boxes of wood, tin, or heavy corrugated cardboard. Wrap with tisww to retain moisture. Candies: Inclose in strong outside boxes or containers. Drawings, paintings, unmounted maps, etc. Pack or wrap in strong material to avoid damage. When not flat, roll around a wooden core a*d then wrap and tie carefully or plaee in strong pasteboard tube. 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 mail. Crate suitably or thoroughly wrap so that they can sot cut through the wrapping. FRAGILE OBJECTS Articles easily broken or crushed must be crated or securely wrapped. Use liberal quantities of excelsior, or like material, in, around, and betwee� the articles and the outside container Glassware, fragile toys, crockery must be packed so as to prevent the escape of particles or pieces if broken in transit. Cigars: Ordinary boxes of cigars wrapped in paper only will not be accepted. Pack in a manner to prevent damage by shock or jar. Wrap h\ corrugated pasteboard or similar material. All articles easily broken or damaged must be plainly marked "FRAG ILK." PERISHABLE MATTER Articles likely to spoil within the time reasonably required for transportation and delivery will not be accepted for mailing. Wrap or pack carefully, according to contents, and plainly mark till such parcels, "PERISHABLE." Use special-delivery stamps to expedite delivery. ADDRESSES Addresses should be complete, with house number and name of street, post-office box or rural route numbe*, and typed or plainly written in ink.. A return card should be placed in the tipper left comer of every piece of mail. If a tag is used, the addreiw and return card should also be written on the wrapper for use if tag in lost, and a copy of the address should be inclosed inside the parcel. POSTAGE Postage must be. fully prepaid on all mail. Affix the required amount be postage in the upper right corner. Full information concerning postage rates can be obtained at the parcel-post or stamp window. LIMIT OF WEIGHT AND SIZE No parcel may be more than SI inck-i es in length and girth combined. For delivery locally and in the first, second and third zones, 70 pounds is the maximum weight; in all other zone*. f'O pounds. -.....-------o......-..... Dr. William P. Morgan of Dallas spent a few days last week with He parents. Dr. and Mrs. W. M. MorgMi