45 Years Ago
November 7, 1954
Plans for the 3rd county-wide X-ray survey in San Saba County by a mobile unit of the State Health Department will be laid at a meeting in the Hotel on Monday. In 1950, one out of 67 persons x-rayed has films suggestive of tuberculosis.
San Saba's first frost of the season nipped vegetables November 5, killing tomato plants and hastening the changing of leaves to their autumn colors.
New residents in the city park are some spirited geese that hiss at all comers and fascinate the youngsters.
The new '55 Ford will be on display at Golding Motors soon.
At the movies: Elizabeth Taylor in "Elephant Walk". In the ads: Popcorn, 2 for 35 cents; Ritz crackers, 28 cents; Tamales, 25 cents.
69 Years Ago
November 7, 1940
The nation gave Franklin D. Roosevelt a vote of confidence in the general election Tuesday, re-electing him for a third term, the first time in the history of the nation such a feat has been performed by any president.
San Saba American Legion commander Gates announced that preliminary arrangements have been made for the local post to sponsor a unit of the Home Guards, many of which are being organized over the state to take the place of the National Guard units which will be in camp.
During the week starting Oct. 25 over 7000 hot lunches were served to school children in 18 schools of the county, Mrs. Annie Low Krummow, Home Economics supervisor of the hot lunch projects in San Saba county, said yesterday.
The election passed off quietly in this county Tuesday with a total of 2569 votes accounted for and one box unreported, Shaw Bend, Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. Shaw Bend usually polls about 12 to 15 votes.
100 Years Ago
November 4, 1909
W. T. Carter sold his blacksmith shop at Harkeyville and moved into the Clark place on West Wallace Street.
Elmo Brown has taken a contract to sod some 150 acres of land near Ft. McKavett and moved there last week.
G.B. Shoemake moved to his farm near Cherokee last week, and A.C. Frontroy moved to town and took possession of the Travelers' Home.
The committee on Local Improvements stated that one of the greatest improvements needed at this time is a new county courthouse. The present structure was erected in 1877, at a cost of $15,000. Every office in the building is crowded and valuable records and papers are liable to be destroyed by fire at any time.
Engineer Massenburg's corps of Sante Fe surveyors pitched camp near Wallace Williams' place two miles below town Monday. Two parties of surveyors are now at work between San Saba and Chadwick running a location line. The line is expected to be completed into San Saba before Saturday night.