100 Years Ago
April 9, 1908
J.I. Carson has gone to Fort Worth to meet A.R. Sprague from Springfield, Mo. He expects to sell Sprague his mill machinery which he purchased for the Water Company some time since. This is the man under whom the Carson men learned the miller's trade.
We have a few tons of good sound cotton seed, good for planting. Will sell for 25 cents per bushel as long as they last. San Saba Cotton, Oil & Gin Co.
R.J. Edwards has requested us to discontinue his notice of Silver Wyandotte chickens as he has already more calls than he can fill. It pays to have good stuff and then advertise it.
W.B. Urquhart took two car loads of San Sabaites up to Brady Wednesday to hear Senator Bailey speak. The following composed the delegation: T.A. Murray, R.W. Ward, R.G. Coryell, J.R. Cunningham, J.J. Kennedy, J.I. Carson and Dr. Berry.
J.M. Kuykendall was down last week receiving the cattle recently purchased from F.F. Edwards and Taylor and Weston.
70 Years Ago
April 14, 1938
Grace Casbeer of San Saba appeared last night in the cast of "H.M.S. Pinafore," Gilber and Gullivan operetta presented at the John Tarleton College auditorium. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Casbeer of San Saba, Grace is a senior at Tarleton College.
The fine, new Wool and Mohair Warehouse of J.W. McConnell and Sons has now been finished and was thrown open to business Tuesday.
Goff's Comedians announce in this weeks issue of The Star that they will fill a three days engagement here under the auspices of the American Legion. These people have been here before and have a very good show. Read their advertisement and go to see them.
San Saba Grid Team For 1938 Looks Good! Coach "Jock" Locklear has led the Armadillos to 3 districts, 2 bi-district and 1 regional championship in the last 8 years. Dean Bagley, a senior next fall, was the highest scoring individual player in the United States last season with 269 points. Picked from a group of 70 is next season's line-up: Dean Bagley, 165 lb; James Harkey, 180; John Molloy, 170; Richard Ketchum, 175; George Hall Watkins, 225; J.T. Kelly, 165; Rusty Horton, 180; A.F. Johnson, 190; Don Rives, 180; Fritz Lindsey, 165; Raymond Young, 160; and Justin Greenrock, 170.
40 Years Ago
April 11, 1968
Burglars broke into Sloan's Super Save here sometime Sunday night, April 7, taking a considerable amount of merchandise and cash estimated around $1,000 loss, according to Sheriff Brantley Barker, who called in Ranger Charlie Miller of Mason to aid in the investigation.
During the month of February the sale of United States Savings Bonds and Savings Notes in San Saba County totaled $4,441.00, according to a report received from L.C. Ward, Committee Chairman. The January-February sales totaled $22,005 and 10 percent of the 1968 goal of $230,000 has been achieved.
Thos. Sloan and crew were busy most of the past week harvesting and redistributing fish in some of the fish raising ponds on the Canyon Ranch. He was assisted Saturday by grandson, Bob Johnson, and partner, Bob Linzey, both of San Saba.
Friends of the Wesley Adams' at Winchell will be glad to know their son, Wayne, is to return from Vietnam the last of this week. We are always glad to hear of any of the boys coming home from over there.
Royal Paladin Babe, 21-month-old bird dog owned by Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Golding and trained by Dean Lord, scored her 14th win recently in the Waco Field Trials.