50 Years Ago
July 6, 1961
A recent trip your Pecan Grove news correspondent, Mrs. Eli Rawls, took with members of the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society to Baja, California was most interesting to anyone with the hobby of cactus growing and it yielded about 500 new species to add to her cactus garden.
Tragedy ended a Fourth of July outing when a 12 year old boy from Killeen slipped from a muddy cliff overhanging the Colorado River at Gorman Falls and plunged to his death.
Richard L. Johnson of Lampasas, a former San Saban, has announced his retirement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 30, 1961 after having served the FBI since March 22, 1937. Richard's wife is the former Phinetta Morris of Bend and they have two children, Dick Jr. and Sue.
The Sloan reporter, July 3 - No comment, same opinion, for those who watch this column for sarcastic remarks on roads and bridges.
Get your vaccine for Letospira at Laird's Corner Dug Store.
69 Years Ago
July 9, 1942
Fire of undetermined origin Sunday afternoon destroyed the J.J. Johnson home about three miles out of town in the Live Oak community. Some beddings, few clothes, and some furniture from the front rooms of the house were all that was saved.
Marking the completion of an extensive remodeling program, the City National Bank has designated next week, July 13-18, as Visitor's Week, extending an invitation to its customers, friends and the general public to inspect its new equipment and banking quarters.
Congressman Charles L. South will speak over KBWD, Brownwood, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Friday.
Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Kirk are entertaining at a dinner at the Hotel San Saba in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Farley.
Ann Sheridan, Bob Cummings and Ronald Reagon star in "King's Row" Saturday at the Palace.
100 Years Ago
July 6, 1911
The Rochelle express office was burglarized again Tuesday night, tow gallons being the amount stolen. It looked like the Rochelle thieves have the longest, keenest thirst of any set on earth.
In response to the resolutions passed at the mass meeting at the school auditorium some weeks ago and to a petition filed Tuesday, the board of trustees for the San Saba Independent School have ordered an election to determine whether or not bonds to the amount of $5,000 shall be issued for the purpose of finishing and permanently equipping the new school building.
Tuesday, July 4, F.B. Hall, manager of the San Saba Ice, Light and Bottling Co., gave his hands and their families a picnic at the plant in the bottling department room.
The Galveston-Dallas News is the nearest prohibition of any of the big state dailies. We have heard it stated that these two great papers will carry no more whiskey ads after the present contract expires.