50 Years Ago
September 7, 1961
Ballots have been mailed to all San Saba county farmers, ranchers and their wives to elect ASCS Community Committeemen in eight ASCS communities, Lloyd D. Smith, county ASCS office manager, stated Tuesday.
A.B. Shoemake of Algerita brought in the first cotton to be ginned here this season, W.R. Shipp, local ginner announced.
Debra Oswald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Oswald and a San Saba 4-H Club member, headed the list of high gaining calves for the month with a gain of 3.55 pounds per day, according to Billy F. Kidd, county agent.
Charles Miffleton, owner and operator of The Man's Store, completed negotiations for the purchase of Taylor's Cleaners Tuesday, September 5. Miffleton is combining the plant formerly operated at The Man's Store with the newly purchased one, and it will be called The Man's Tailor Shop.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE, starring Carol Lynley, Jeff Chandler, Eleanor Parker, Mary Astor, Robert Sterling.
65 Year Ago
September 5, 1946
District Judge and Mrs. Raymond Gray who have spent the summer at the Gray ranch near Cherokee have returned to their home in the city where their two older children will enter the public school on next Monday.
Thomas Sloan, wife and son Tom Alan, made an extensive drive through the western part of the state last week. He is looking for lambs. Some were found but the seller wanted to make immediate delivery, so no sale was made.
James F. Brown, who served 32 months with the 475th Infantry in air transportation and convoy duty along the Burma Road, is enroute to Boston, Mass., where he is to serve as the San Saba delegate to the 47th National Encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Dr. J. Glenn Terry, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Terry of Richland Springs, is expected to locate in Richland Springs shortly where he will join Dr. George Marsh, who has recently arrived there and opened offices for the general practice of medicine.
The Bend school will open on September 9 with Jim Jordan as principal and Miss Gertrude Neeley as assistant. Bend has one of the nicest school buildings in this county.
110 Years Ago
September 6, 1901
The Old Settler's Picnic fad is spreading, and a royal good time these old timers have talking of the early days on the frontier.
Notice - I have taken charge of the San Saba and Cherokee daily mail. Anyone wishing to take passage on my hack notify Geo. W. Teague - W.I. Hubbert.
Judge G.W. Walters returned from Eldorado the latter part of last week. He said 478 files were made on the 105 sections of school land that came on the market August 26. San Sabans filing included Neal Brown, P.M. Faver, Emory Brown, Keate Barkley and others.
The San Saba school opened Monday with the best first-day attendance in history. 224 were enrolled, against 206 last year. Several have enrolled since.
Advertised prices - 200 bolts standard prints, 25 yards for $1; 100 dozen unlaundered shirts, 20 cents; one lot blue overalls, 35 cents pair; ladies Normandy shoes 90 cents; men's knit and fleece-lined drawers, 25 cents; boys shirt waists, 15 cents.