50 Years Ago
June 15, 1961
Five Boy Scouts from local Troop 55 left Monday, June 12, for Camp Billy Gibbons, located south of Richland Springs. The group includes Larry Smith, Terry Smith, Paul Townsend, Jimmy Byrd and Mike Hinyard, Scoutmasters Don Woodruff and Joe Ragsdale will visit the camp and Scouts during the week.
Senator Louis Crump will be guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Old Settlers Reunion next Thursday, June 22, according to Mrs. Barney Davidson, secretary.
Mrs. Lillian T. Etter, native San Saban and daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Hartley and sister of Leon Hartley, Mrs. Della Stafford and Mrs. Altha Watson, has accepted a position at the Kerrville Toxicological Investigations Laboratory of the Animal Disease and Parasite Research Division, United States Department of Agriculture.
Ben Helmcamp, program chairman for the Rotary Club luncheon meeting, showed a film on the recent communist uprising in San Franciso, Calif. for the program Thursday, June 8, according to Bess Patterson, acting secretary.
At the Corral Dive-In Theater - All Hands on Deck starring Pat Boone, Barbara Eden, Buddy Hackett and Dennis O'Keefe.
69 Years Ago
June 18, 1942
Those collapsible tin tubes everyone uses for toothpaste and shaving cream are needed for the war effort. The next time you buy more, turn in the old tube so that it may be sent to a reprocessing plant and reused.
There will be no immediate moves to draft youths of 18 and 19 according to a statement by President Roosevelt today. He indicates that if any such step is taken, it will not be for several months.
Notice: Citizens of San Saba advised to continue to boil city water for both public and private use until further advised by Dr. R.C. Felts, City Health Officer.
Jessie R. McCann, son of Mr. J.B. McCann of San Saba, has successfully completed his advanced aircraft carrier flight training at the Naval Air Station in Miami and has been appointed Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
The Fourth Annual San Saba County Jaycee Rodeo gets off to an ambitious start this afternoon when the big street parade, which forms at Rrogan Field at 4:30 o'clock, comes prancing down or main streets heralding the grand opening tonight. Miss Vada Boren, popular Richland Springs girl, will reign as the Rodeo Queen.
100 Years Ago
June 15, 1911
There will be a prohibition rally at the Algerita school house on Saturday night June 17. Lemonade, ice-cream, cake and other refreshments will be served.
It is now certain that the lovers of baseball may be entertained to a Queen's taste during the fair and encampment. The director's Tuesday appropriated the sum of $500 to be paid to any two teams on a 60 to 40 percent basis. Teams will play at least four games.
The San Saba National Bank's report of condition as of June 7, 1911, was $108,896.16.
Monday night about 1 o'clock the tenant house on W.H. Hardy's farm burned to the ground. The house and everything in it was a total loss.
The Baptist ice cream supper given at the parsonage Friday at Richland Springs was quite a success. They cleared about $26.
A party of bankers and businessmen of Bertram, Burnet, were in San Saba last week. They came up in their autos and spent two days looking at some of the cedar near here. These are all responsible men and if they put a cedar yard here, it will mean a substantial addition to the town.