50 Years Ago
December 8, 1960
Queen Elaine Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Moore, will reign over the sixth annual Pecan Show in the Pecan Capitol of the World. A 1960 honor graduate of San Saba High School, is now employed in the office of the San Saba News and Star.
A GMC pickup belonging to a Fort Worth man, who was hunting in the Cherokee area, was stolen from the hunting camp about 6 p.m., Sunday, December 4. A San Saba county resident was apprehended with the pickup in Brady by 7:30 p.m. that evening.
The San Saba Study Club is sponsoring a Whatnot Sale beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, December 10, in the office of Mrs. Alma Hamrick, west of the square, for the benefit of the San Saba County Library, according to Mrs. W.R. Payne.
Several black calves on U.S. Highway 190 early Monday morning, December 5, caused considerable damages to the 1960 Dodge pickup, driven by Harrison Stephens, who ran into the herd, killing at least two and injuring others, according to Sheriff Brantley Barker, who investigated the accident. Stephens, who lives in Lometa, was coming to work at Radio Station KBAL about 5:30 a.m. and ran into the black calves before he saw them.
69 Years Ago
December 11, 1941
Thirty minutes after he voted to declare war on Japan, with the rest of the House and Senate, Congressman Lyndon Johnson wired President Roosevelt to assign him to active duty with the U.S. Navy.
Joe Reid of Stephenville hunted with the Goldings, Shooks and Dicks, over the weekend.
Joe Kelly, employed by the Standard Oil Co. of California since 1906, arrived last week to visit his mother, Mrs. Laura Kelly, and sisters, Mrs. Amthor and Mrs. Sherman Russell, Mrs. Addie Krauss and Miss Minnie Kelly and brother, J.T. Kelly.
The Rev. D.W. Gaddy, who had the misfortune of mangling his right hand in the wringer of an electric washing machine, December 1, says his hand is gradually healing, although he still carries it in a sling.
Dear Santa; I want you to please bring me an airgun and some shells. Bring Freddie a little train, a truck, and a popgun. Your friend, Bill Hardy.
Dear Santa, I want a doll that cries and can open and shut its eyes. Also some doll clothes, candy and fruit. With love, Vondene Adams.
100 Years Ago
December 8, 1919
Jack Corker, of the Eye Witness, was down from Richland Springs Saturday and spent Sunday with his parents.
W.T. Locklear has moved his family to Llano. He left this week with a bunch of race horses for Juarez, Old Mexico, where a 100 days race meet will be pulled off.
Mrs. R. Thornton will observe her China anniversary Wednesday evening with a reception for a number of invited friends.
The work on the Murray building on the sound side of Wallace street is nearing completion and San Saba now presents one solid block of modern glass-front business houses fronted with a solid cement sidewalk.
Tuesday morning about 10:30 the cook in the Star Restaurant discovered the roof of the building to be on fire. The alarm was given and soon the bucket brigade was on hand and succeeded in extinguishing the flames.
Full houses are witnessing the plays at the Opera House this week.