50 Years Ago
Jan. 29, 1959
Mrs. James E. Biggs, president, and Mrs. Wardine Broyles, publicity chairman of the San Saba county Council for Retarded Children, attended a meeting of the State Legislative Committee of the Texas Association for Retarded Children in Austin last Saturday, Jan. 24.
Tommie P. Golding was elected the 1959 president of the San Saba County Chamber of Commerce by the flip of a coin after a tie of 79 votes each for him and Ross Stoker for the office.
W.C. Hoevet, postal inspector of Austin, announced this week that he has apprehended seven juveniles, including five boys and two girls, for the theft of mail from the post office boxes in the old building. County Judge Warden Terry stated Tuesday that hearings will be held next week.
Gene Conner and Ward McKee returned home Friday by American Airlines from a business trip to Illinois and Michigan.
At the Palace-John Wayne starring in The Barbarian And The Giesha. Directed by John Huston.
Sloan's Grocery & Market: 1 1/2 lb. white bread-2 for 47 cents; carrots-2 bags 15 cents; porkchops-55 cents lb.; Morton's Fruit Pies-49 cents each; tortillas-15 to pkg. 15 cents.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 1, 1934
E.I. Bacon, R.J. Powell and D.C. Larner, teachers respectively of the Vocational Agriculture classes in the San Saba, Richland Springs, and Cherokee high schools, held a conference Friday of last week and tentative plans were outlined for the Springs Livestock Show to be participated in by the boys and girls in these classes.
The Leonard-James Company of San Saba are manufacturers of more than one drug product. Last week the "Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent Office" gave "Bracine" a favorable mention in the list of patents applied for. Bracine is a registered antiseptic liniment and veterinary liniment.
Miss Lorena Dry will resign Feb. 11 as county home demonstration agent of San Saba county. Miss Dry has been appointed agent of Bell county and will reside in Belton. Mrs. Etta No. Ringgold will be the agent for San Saba county.
W.G. Kirkpatrick is leading in a campaign to ask the Welfare and Employment commission at Austin to approve a gigantic terracing campaign for a large territory centering around San Saba. This will include the establishment of a Camp here. The site for this camp has already been approved.
126 Years Ago
Jan. 27, 1883
John Seiders, our butcher, killed an 18 month old pig on Thursday last, that weighed 490 pounds net.
We had a hard time on last Saturday on account of the severe weather in trying to get out our paper, but we made it on time. It is impossible to print when everything is frozen up; so, friends, bring us that wood you promised us, for fear that we fail should another cold snap come on press day.
Attention is directed to the advertisement of the San Saba High School this issue. Mrs. W.A. Wilson, the principal, has been teaching in our city for a number of years, and her ability is unquestioned.
We took this week a look at the San Saba water mills and gin, owned by J.H. Brown, and ran by John H. Beveridge. We found the machinery humming away, and Mr. Beveridge tells us that he is crowded all the time. Flour made at these mills will compare with flour made from any mills.