50 Years Ago
Feb. 5, 1959
Perry's Humble Station on West Wallace Street was gutted by a fire early Wednesday morning, Feb.4. Local fireman had another call last Saturday evening when they were summoned to put out a fire at the City Cemetery. The alarm sounded on Friday evening to announce the Mother's March of Dimes.
The San Saba Barracks, World War I Veterans is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb, 7, in the dining room at the Hotel San Saba, announced H. Clyde Smith, commander. The barracks was organized Dec.5,1958, and now has 56 members enrolled. Other officers include Dr. C.M. Oliver, vice-commander; Tom Taff, junior vice-commander;Walter Vogel,quarter master; W.L. White, chaplain; Ab Osburn, sergant-at arms; B.F. Park, Joe Ellis and John Riggs, trustees.
Heart-shaped coin containers are back on the town's store counter's today, a sign that Heart Month is officially underway, stated Mrs. H.B. Clark, Sr., publicity chairman.
Elm Grove News by Mrs. J.P. Cummings Feb.2 - All the trees and bushes look so pretty this Monday morning with the ice covering them, however the cattle and all other livestock have to be fed extra and the roads are so bad for travelers that need to be out. Today is also Ground Hog Day, looks like the old boy won't see his shadow.
At the Palace-The Geisha Boy- Great Comedy-Jerry Lewis.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 8, 1934
At the second meeting of the Campfire girls, the following group of officials was elected: President, Martha Roe Moore; Vice president, June McInnis; secretary-treasurer, Nell Hamrick; reporter, Evelyn Hamrick. It will be remembered that Mrs. J.B. Cowan organized this group of girls.
The Rotary club luncheon last Thursday was featured with a program by Prof. E.I. Bacon and three of his Vocational Agriculture class.
Jack Harkey delivered the speech which won the district honors in debate at Brownwood last year. Leonard Edmondson demonstrated the manner and points of grading beef cattle, Vyron Payne presented his "Jersey Bull" declamation which has won fame for him on several county and district occasions.
The county Basketball Tournament will be staged at Locker Friday and Saturday of this week with seven teams entered to compete for the championship. The winning team in this melee will go to the district tournament which will be held in Brownwood Feb. 24.
New members on the County Welfare and Employment Board are Rev. R.K. McCall, H.O. Timmins and R.L. McConnell. Other members of the board are John H. Moore of San Saba and M.T. Burleson of Richland Springs.
125 Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1884
Sheriff Wolk of Lampasas followed the San Saba stage robbers to Jack County, where he overhauled and captured them and where they are now being tried for the theft of horses.
The contract for building the fence around the Odd Fellows' Cemetery has been awarded to Mr. David Low, at $78.
The initiatiry steps have been taken to start a public school in San Saba next spring. The first term will be held in the Christian Church.
Justice Matt Roach of Senterfitt writes us that he has three head of horses there, captured from Meers & Co.
Sheriff Harkey has been absent all week on important official business.
From all sections of the county comes the report that sheep and cattle are doing well.
Boarding House, kept by Mrs. Mollie Meacham, north side of the square, Rates: Single Meals-$0.025, Board, per week, without lodging, $3.50, board per month with lodging, $15.00.