50 Years Ago - Jan. 22, 1959
Regency News By Mrs. J.A. Jones - Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Partridge of Goldthwaite have bought the W.O. Kirk place. They moved their sheep several days ago, so they have a job coming over to see them. Dick Hamrick lives on the place, but he is going to move soon as he can. I haven't met the Partridges. I don't know if they are going to live on the place or not. We are always glad to have new people in our community.
J.D. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith of Hall, recently signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles to play professional football. A student at Rice, Smith, a 6-5, 245 pounder, was the Eagles' first choice at the National Football League's early December draft season.
Sheriff Brantley Barker and Deputy Sheriff Ben Blossman made a raid on the cedar-brake gambling place here last week and brought in 11 local men for gambling. In the group were nine white men, one Negro and one Latin-American, according to the deputy sheriff. Each were fined for the offense and one was fined extra for running away from the officers.
At the Palace-Cecil B. DeMille's THE TEN COMMANDMENTS starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, and Vincent Price.
75 Years Ago-Jan. 25, 1934
P.C. Sloan last week closed two ranch deals in this county. By the first sale he conveyed a part of his present ranch holdings to O.P. Leonard of Fort Worth. This deal included the home place, 2,700 acres of what is commonly known as the old "George Baker Place". He reserved 2,000 acres off the west end of this ranch. Following this Mr. Sloan bought the 2,250 acre Abernathy Ranch adjoining his other acreage on the west.
Mrs. O.B. Harkey was in town Saturday making a shipment of eight of those fine King Cole, Giant Black turkey toms to one party in south Texas. Mr. Harkey had these prize winning turkeys on exhibition at the Llano Turkey Show last fall and took plenty of premiums. Four of these were entered and there were only three prizes. The judges refused to grade their bird down and left all the prizes to be distributed.
M.E. Millican left a strange old fork at the News office Monday. It is a rusty two-pronger and was found by Winston Millican in the McAnelly Bend across the Colorado River. It is likely a relic of the Indian days of this country and was used around the camp fire in early days.
125 Years Ago-Jan. 20, 1883
Six-shooters were fired in the city on last Monday night. We have good officers, and we hope they will keep persevering till this thing will be stopped.
We learned that a new town has just sprung up at the Bend post office in this county. It is said that the inhabitants have decided to call the place Little Bridges. As there is now a good ferry on the Colorado River at this place and a good farming country surrounding it, it promises to become a prominent business center. May success attend the inaugurators.
The following is a list of transfers filed in the clerk's office this week: J.N. Gauny to Mrs. A.A. Dooley, four and one-fifth acres, consideration $100. Mrs. A.A. Dooley to John Seiders, four and one-fifth acres, consideration $150. Eliza Volcker to Rountree & Gibbons, 320 acres, consideration $200.
Mr. R. Halden has removed the mesquite tree that stood in front of the Dofflemyer House which adds greatly to the appearance of Wallace Street.