100 Years Ago
March 26, 1908
A rather novel complaint for San Saba was filed against Ted Brown in the justice court here Monday by Constable C.G. Baker for exceeding the speed limit with W.B. Urquhart's automobile Sunday evening. Sec. 2 General Laws 1907 read: No automobile or motor vehicle shall be driven or operated upon any driveway at a greater rate of speed than 18 miles an hour . . . The penalty for violation of this law is by fine of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.
We, the undersigned businessmen of San Saba, agree to close our places of business at 6:30 p.m. from April 1, 1908 to September 1, 1908; Saturdays excepted: L.W. Rector & Co., Haney & Haney, Henry & Kelley Co., Harris & Baker, Woods & Laird, San Saba Hdw. & Fur. Co., J.W. McConnell & Sons, J.C. Campbell & Co., T.C. Henry, Biggs & Hudson, Low & Uruhart, G.W. Edmondson, W.W. Lewis, Dick, Billie and Jim, J.M. Carter (privilege reserved to open when necessary to accommodate customers).
Corn is coming up nicely and some farmers are talking of planting cotton.
A large cotton crop this year will prove disastrous to the south as certain as fate. Diversification is the only sure road to prosperity on the farm.
65 Years Ago
March 25, 1943
The Dailey Bros. three-ring circus will give afternoon and night shows on the 10-acre tract across from the cemetery Saturday, April 10th.
John F. Bogard, who has been with the editorial department of the San Saba News for more than a year, will leave the last of the month for Pyote, where he will accept a civil service position as Supervisor of Files and Records at the Army Air Base. Bogard, a graduate of San Saba High School, holds a journalism degree from the University of Texas. He is the son of Mrs. Frances Bogard and the late Mr. Bogard.
War Ration Book No. 1 - Used for sugar, coffee and shoes. War Ration Book No. 2 - Blue stamps used for rationed processed foods. Red stamps will be used beginning March 29 for meats, edible fats and oils, cheeses, and canned fish. Mileage Ration Books - Books A, B and C used for passenger car gasoline; E and R books for non-highway uses; D for motorcycles; T for trucks and commercial vehicles.
50 Years Ago
March 27, 1958
The Cherokee Parent-Teacher Association honored the Cherokee teachers with a supper at 6 p.m. Monday, March 17th in the school lunch room. Mrs. Tom Dean gave the teachers appreciation remarks and presented "These Are Our Teachers." Mrs. Hugh Thaxton, president of the P.T.A., was in charge of the meeting.
At the Elm Grove community meeting last Friday night Mrs. Van Gossett resigned as reporter and Mrs. Jesse Cummings was elected. Please try to get your news items to the new reporter before mail time on Monday mornings.
The Shirt Factory began operations this week and the first order for shirts was delivered yesterday, Wednesday, March 26th, to Harry's Department Store in San Saba.
Showing at the Palace Theatre: The Restless Breed, starring Scott Brady and Anne Bancroft. Friday, April 4th: Anna Sewell's great classic, Black Beauty.
Economy Dept. Store, San Saba, Texas Final Last 3 days. Closing Out -- Selling Out -- Getting Out!
City Election, April 1st
• Vote for L.C. Ward for Alderman, Write-in J.W. Shook for Mayor and H.M. Taylor for Alderman (Paid Political Ad)
Vote for Harry Shapiro for Mayor, James Harkey and H.B. Clark, Jr. for Aldermen (Paid Political Ad)