100 Years Ago
October 8, 1908
Cotton pickers are in demand in all parts of San Saba County now, but if the favorable weather continues a few weeks to come, the river valley cotton will be gathered and the pickers can go into the sandy land and soon pick the crop there, which opened up late, but is good.
The game law is being flagrantly violated every day and we shall not be surprised to see the next grand jury doing some lively work along this line.
H.R. Harkey brought a sample of his fine pecans to this office one day last week. The pecan crop in general is short but this particular tree produced a fair yield which Mr. Harkey had only to bring to town to sell at the fancy price of 15 cents.
Misses Ruby Kirkpatrick and Willie and Carrie Sanderson went to Galveston Wednesday. Miss Ruby goes to take some special Kindergarten work and the Misses Sanderson to visit relatives.
70 Years Ago
October 13, 1938
San Saba's first monthly Trades Day of the year was held Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a large number of folks from the city and rural districts in attendance, taking advantage of the special Trades Day bargains offered by the local merchants.
Regular meeting of the Cherokee FFA chapter was held Oct. 11. The program was the initiation of the following as Greenhands: Marcus Taylor, W.H. Taylor, A.R. Kuykendall, Ebbie Lyle Edwards, Joe Neal Sawyer, O'Dell Owens, Warren Parisher, Boyd Portwood, Clifford Calley, Alton Broyles and Barrett Herridge.
The rock building, formerly owned by the late Jacob Williams, longtime resident of this city, prior to his death a few months ago near here, has been sold during the past few days to the City National Bank, according to Clay W. Kuykendall, active vice-president of that institution. The purchase was made from the heirs of the late Mr. Williams.
For three consecutive years the Dublin Lions have bowed to the Armadillos, but they seem to enjoy it and come back for more. This time it was 33-0. Some 1,500 fans gathered on Rogan Field for the fun last Friday evening.
50 Years Ago
October 9, 1958
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Linder of Abilene spent Saturday night with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buster Martin and Jackie, and Linder filled his regular appointment at the Church of Christ in Big Valley Sunday.
The San Saba County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Shiloh Church, announced Mrs. Jack Ford, Secretary.
Voters unanimously re-elected O.B. Harkey as the member of the board of supervisors for Zone Five of the district at the meeting held Tuesday night at the community building in the Spring Creek Community. Harkey, chairman of the San Saba-Brady Soil Conservation District, has served 10 years as a member of the board of supervisors. He now will begin another five year term following his re-election.
The first infestation of fall army worms was found in oat fields on the Roy Bagley farm three miles east of San Saba this past week, according to Billy Kidd, county agricultural agent, who warns farmers to be on the lookout for the worms, and to spray to control them.
At the Palace - Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh in "The Vikings"