50 Years Ago
March 12, 1959
An all day rabbit drive will be held in the Bethel Community Saturday, March 14, announced C.I. Munsell. Hunters will meet at 9 a.m. at the Bethel school house; dinner will be served at the noon hour, followed by another hunt in the afternoon. It was stated that about 600 rabbits were killed at the drive held last week at Elm Grove and rabbits are said to be more plentiful in the Bethel Community.
Last Thursday, March 5, prices were up on most classes of livestock offered at the Matthews Livestock Commission Company Sale. Bulls, by the head, brought $220 to $300 and $18 to $23.10 by hundred weight. Fat cows sold at $18 to $20.30 cwt.; fat calves, $25 to $27.50. Stocker cows, by the head, brought $145 to $200 and by weight, $18 to $21 cwt. Stocker steer calves cashed for $27 to $41; stocker heifers, $26 to $35; stocker steer yearlings, $25 to $31. Cows and calves, pairs, went for $175 to $286. Top hogs sold for $15.50.
Eddie Edwards, son of Mr. & Mrs. George Edwards, and his musical group will accompany Tommy Sands for two or three weeks of personal engagements in Australia. They will leave March 11th.
At the Palace - MARDI GRAS starring Pat Boone, Christine Carere, Tommy Sands, Sheree North, Gary Crosby and Fred Clark.
69 Years Ago
March 14, 1940
Will Martin of the Wallace Creek community had the misfortune of losing his barn and its' contents by fire, 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. Mr. Martin lost 1500 bu. of oats, 400 bu. of corn, cottonseed, harness for horses, two saddles and a few farm tools.
Civil Engineer Billy Chunn is being congratulated this week in escaping serious injury or death when his Chevrolet coupe was wrecked late Saturday night when returning from Llano. W.W. Wilkerson, Owen Parks and other friends coming up behind, helped Mr. Chunn out through the broken window of the car. He was dazed but otherwise uninjured except for a blow on the left side of the head.
Last Friday, Jack Barker, well known Cherokee rancher and lover of good thoroughbred race horses, returned from a week at the New Orleans race tracks with a string of eight race fillies to add to the four or five others he recently purchased. He was accompanied by Cecil Young of Cherokee.
125 Years Ago
March 15, 1884
The Odd Fellows Lodge of San Saba will dedicate their new cemetery situated about half a mile north of town, near the San Saba River, on Saturday, April 26, being the 38th anniversary of the Order in America.
The County Judge has ordered a special election for this county, to take place four weeks from today, April 12, to decide the location of the county seat, whether it shall remain at San Saba, or be removed to what is known as Baker's Valley, about 12 miles west of here. We hope the voters of San Saba county will look at the matter in a fair and impartial manner, as it is a question of great importance to the taxpayers. Will it benefit the county or will it not?
Dr. Holman Sr. was bitten by a spider on his hand a few days ago, which caused him much pain. He is now much better.
Mrs. Gordan Walker has the thanks of the Ladies Christian Aid Society for presenting them with the quilt which they raffled off last Monday night.