55 Years Ago - June 23, 1955
Bobbie Locker was proclaimed as the Rodeo Queen for 1955 by selling over $700 worth of tickets to obtain the honor.
A major quail re-stocking program, in which a total of 1000 birds yearly will be released, is being carried out on the Ray Smith ranch in the Southwestern part of the county.
San Saba Cub Scouts recently received advancement awards. Those receiving Bobcat awards were J.C. Long, Johnny Edmondson, Darl Hyatt, Rodney Hyatt, Ricky Smith, Leon Stewart, Johnny Harkey, Dale Locklear, Jimmy Gilstrap, Tony Bowles, Gene Edmondson and Al Senterfitt. Those receiving Bear Badges were Randy Harkey, Craig Pridgeon, Bruce Brandenberger, Richard Locklear, Carol Hill and Mike Edmondson.
At the movies: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez in "The Long, Long, Trailer."
In the Ads: Cigarettes, 2 pkgs. for 39 cents; White rabbits, 49 cents per lb.; Snuff, 45 cents per bottle.
69 Years Ago - June 19, 1941
Regarded as President Franklin Roosevelt's choice for U.S., Senator to succeed the late Senator Morris Sheppard, Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson was recently paid a high tribute by Congressman Chas. L. South, as the outstanding young man of America today.
Miss Elouise Harkey was crowned queen of the 3rd Annual Rodeo. Earl Sellers of Del Rio, leading rodeo man of the Southwest, is producer of this years show.
Douglas Behrens is home from Camp Bowie, Brownwood, for a three day leave.
Misses Marga Wanda Gibson and Nell Hamrick, students of Blinn College at Brenham, spent the weekend at their respective homes, Mrs. Gibson met them at Austin.
Ode Sargent of Bend reports that according to a letter received from their son, Horace, he has been transferred from Camp Roberts, Calif., to Jamestown, South Carolina.
100 Years Ago - June 16, 1910
Leon, the 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Hamrick, fell out of a swing last Sunday and broke his arm. Dr. G.H. Sanderson was called and set the arm and Leon is getting along nicely.
Dick Miller, Worth Doran and Wade Burleson are expected home from A&M this week.
The San Saba National Bank is now open for business in the G.A. Walters building on the north side of the square, the same building in which the First National Bank first opened for business some years ago.
Best brand of calico, 5 cents the yard, at J.M. Carter's.
B.R. Russell has very generously tendered the commissioners' court the marble from his inexhaustible quarry of first class marble for the purpose of building the $75,000 courthouse for San Saba County.
Work on the school building is going right along. The elegant sand stone face is going to make a beautiful building and San Saba will soon have a school building to which her citizens can point with pride.