90 Years Ago-Jan. 2, 1919
War is what Sherman said it was and then some. Since peace has perched upon the Olive branch, if some humane official will now suppress the swivel chair writers of wooden editorials, bulletins and some calamity befall the author of Confessions of Roxanne (she must have been a gay old sister) we can manage to get through life with the other little vexations that daily beset us.....W.D. Cowan, Editor, The San Saba Star.
Lieut. Elmer Gray is at home in Cherokee from Austin where he received a discharge from the army. Alonzo McKneely formerly from Cherokee, who sails on the "Manchuria" writers from New York, that they have arrived with 4000 soldiers, among these were 100 or more wounded. He is now ready for his sixth voyage across.
Al and Sam Rainbolt, Sloan area, for the last two years on the Baker ranch have moved to Oklahoma. W.E. Brown of the Harkeyville community has leased the Baker farm for the coming year. He moved his family to their new home Christmas week.
Eunice Lillian Hart and Graves Hillman were united in marriage on Monday evening, December 23, 1918. This wedding is the culmination of an affection and a love that dawned in early schooldays and unites members of pioneer and representative families of San Saba County.
70 Years Ago-Jan. 5, 1939
Sloan Ransom, former manager of the Mayhew and Jordan Produce branch here for some years, has purchased the Mayhew and Jordan Produce house at Richland Springs.
Governor-elect W. Lee O'Daniel qualified as a 1939 voter today when he obtained a poll tax receipt from Tax Assessor-Collector John Bourland. As he paid $3.50 for poll taxes for himself and Mrs. O'Daniel he declared he still was of the opinion that the levy be eliminated.
The Texas Power & Light Co. serving 16 counties in this area with electricity, have recently made a new offer to the Lower Colorado River Authority for the sale of the company's properties in that area. The new offer, which is some $2,398,000 less than their former offer to sell, was 5,000,000 exclusive of ice and water properties owned by the company which were included in the former offer.
Chief Carl Bryant is after lower fire insurance rates for San Saba. The State Fire Insurance Department ruling at this time entitles a maximum of 25 percent credit or reduction in rates for good fire records only to premium payments of $20,000 or over.
50 Years Ago-Jan. 1, 1959
The hunting season which ended Wednesday Dec. 31, was the best in San Saba County for many years, according to the local game warden, Junior L. Briggs and F.B. Hall Jr., manager of the local locker plant. A total of 465 deer were placed on storage at the Hall Locker Plant during the season. Hall says this is the largest number of deer since 1941.
Sheriff Brantley Barker and Deputy Sheriff Ben Blossman recovered a stolen car Sunday, Dec. 21. The car was parked under the bridge off Highway 190 near the Colorado River. The officer's went to the scene and found the car to be a 1955 Buick which had been stolen in Edinburg.
Eddie Edwards and the Raider's enroute from Miami Fla., to Hollywood Calif., called his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards, to wish them a "Merry Christmas". The Raiders will accompany Tommy Sands for a television appearance on the Milton Berle Kraft Music Hall program on Wed. Dec. 31 at 8 PM on Channel 5, WFAA Fort Worth.
At the Palace -MGM presents Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine in TORPEDO RUN - co-starring Diane Brewster and Dean Jones. The greatest submarine story.