Nov. 5, 1908
Mrs. E.E. Risien lately received a letter from her sister in England dated October 1, 1908 and mailed immediately after the new 2 cent international postage rate went into effect between Uncle Sam and John Bull. Mrs. Risien will keep this as some day it may be a rare curio.
W.J. Moore returned from an extended business trip to Oklahoma last Saturday. He has sold an interest in 1100 head of steers to Pat Kennedy who will winter the steers and stay with them.
Miss Beulah May Walker began the Rough Creek school Monday. She was in town Tuesday getting a supply of books for the pupils.
Mrs. Irene Clark, George Clark and Herbert, Mrs. Badgett and Miss Lucetta Badgett went to the San Angelo fair Tuesday in Mrs. Clark's automobile.
Miss Willie Cannister returned with her grandmother last week from a visit to homefolks at Eldorado and Prof. G.H. Hagans family at Stephenville and will shortly take up her school at Harkeyville.
70 Years Ago
Nov. 10, 1938
Only about 1,030 San Saba county voters out of a possible 3,000 went to the polls Tuesday to express their choice for precinct, county and state offices in the General Election, there being no contests, of course, in the county.
Bob McConnell, C of C secretary, informed the News that he had received authority by phone to continue the NYA street graveling projects here until further notice and to proceed with plans for the construction of concrete sidewalks in the residential districts, under the National Youth Administration, of which he is local supervisor.
Pecan buyers here are paying 7 cents a pound for orchard run and the crop is proving much larger than at first believed possible.
Thanksgiving turkey buyers here this week were paying 15 cents for No. 1 toms and hens according to Bill Roddie here from Brady buying turkeys on the local market. Old hens were bringing 13 cents, old toms 12 cents and No. 2 turkeys 9 cents per pound, he said.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 6, 1958
Peanut harvesting is the order of the day up the Elm Grove way. Tractors are buzzing day and night. Peanuts are good this year if we could only get them harvested.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shapiro, accompanied by Mrs. Borden Aylor and Mrs. Pete Taff, visited the Dallas markets Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Sloan sisters are having Pete Ellington drill a well in their back yard. At 50 feet, shale was struck and a small vein of water at 35 feet. At 150 or a little more, they lost their cleanout bucket, and while waiting for fishing tools to get the bucket some big round boulders caved into the well, and they must be drilled out.
Less than one-third of the voters in San Saba County cast ballots in the General Election held Tuesday, Nov. 4, according to the election reports.
C.E. Tisdale bagged a 12-point elk while on a hunt in Colorado recently. The elk's horns had a spread on 44 inches and the animal was estimated to weigh 800 pounds. Tisdale was accompanied on the hunt by L.A. Skaggs and Charlie French.
At the Palace - Cary Grant and Sophia Loren in "Houseboat" with Martha Hyer.