Lockhart Post Register

November 28, 1963

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Lockhart Post Register (Newspaper) - November 28, 1963, Lockhart, Texas PAY CITY TAX NOW AVOID BEING DELINQUENT 10c Cochljart UoGMkgtotcc Dallas. Texas THE LOCKHART POST Established 1899 Heart of the Seed pin of Texas THE LOCKHART REGISTER Established 1879 EIGHTY-FOURTH YEAR LOCKHART POST-REGISTER, LOCKHART, TEXAS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28. 1963 NUMBER 48 ! LB J Sworn Tuberculosis Is Called The Sleeping Dragon 36th President Has Qualifications for Job Lyndon Baines Johnson, 55, be- ( nominated for the office of the pres-came the 36th president of the Unit- iriency of the United States. Although ed States of America Friday. Novem- : not receiving enough support to win knowledge,! has never Even with all of its � the medical profession been able to eradicate tuberculosis. 3ft smallpox since 1796. It has brought diptheria. gonorrhea and syphlis to '�St low levels, but they have risen year, more than 10.000 die annually and tuberculosis is still a national defense item is an enigma. This conundrum assumes even greater proportions when one real- A vigorous attack waged over the decades produced phenomenal results. By 1959 the death rate was 6.5 It has known how to exterminate i per 100,000 (11.474) deaths. The same year the case rate was down to 32.5 per 100,000 population. There j izes that in the United States and had also been marked reduction in ! indeed in the world as a whole, tu-resurgence ! tuberculosis infection among chil- i berculosis still causes more incapac-' dren and young adults. ity and death than all other com- As mortality, morbidity and infect- municable diseases combined. There-ion rates were continuously decreas- ] fore with well nigh 50,000,000 of again. In each instance, -> has been due mainly to over-opti- mism and complacence on the part ^� of the public whose attitudes have j�? been influenced by the medical pro-�PyA fession, which is not immune to the development of the same dangerous >j| state of mind. & Tuberculosis, which has been a jjjjh terrible destroyer of mankind and ^Sji -domestic animals since prehistoric i^Spf-days on the plains of the Ganges, -was taking approximately 200 lives annually for each 100,000 population in the U.S. when the 20th Century "began. For each death there were m eight or more clinical cases and I "well nigh 100 per cent of adults were infested with tubercle bacilli. Absentee Ballot Time Is Here 190* m V Absentee balloting in the 10th District Congressional race begins tomorrow, County Clerk Miss Willie B Banister reports. Absentee balloting lasts through December 13. Candidates are J. J. (Jake) Pickle, Democrat; and Jim Dobbs,, Republican. The winner in the December Ing, perilous complacence set in. Indeed in many places of active tuberculosis eradication activities slowly ground to a halt and in some areas deterioration of progress of programs began and tuberculosis eradication work was almost abandoned. Now one wonders if this most destructive disease from antiquity is about to escape extermination like the others. The extermination of tubercle bacilli is less than half accomplished, when bacilli have taken refuge in almost 50,000,000 of our citizens, when more than 50,000 are reported with "new" clinical lesions each our citizens now harboring tubercle bacilli, several million may be expected to develop clinical and contagious tuberculosis. If the disease is allowed to evolve to an advanced and contagious stage in 75 per cent of these individuals before it is found, as is now true, they will infect large numbers of persons and the vicious cycle will continue so the eradication goal will (continued on back page) Letters to Santa Prizes to be Awarded Prizes for letters to Santa Claus will be awarded again this year by the Post-Register, Editor Louis Mohle Jr. has announced. Children through eight years of age are eligible to compete, but anyone may write his in. The letters will be published in the Christmas 17 election will represent the 10th j edition of the Post-Register Decem-District in Washington until an ber 19 and forwarded to Santa, election next year. The vacancy was I Children writing should give their created when Homer Thornberry re-1 name .address, and age, and send signed to accept a federal judge- j them to the Post-Register by De ship. I cember 15. Lion Band Wins 1st Division Rate ber 22, in brief swearing in ceremony in Dallas following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He is the first Texan to achieve that high office and the first from the South to attain it since the Civil War. Lyndun Johnson was born in 1908 near Johnson City, son of a school teacher, farmer and Texas legislator. When he graduated from high school in 1924. he went to California where he learned that a higher education was needed. He came back to Texas, graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College and became a teacher When he was offered a chance to go to Washington in 1931 as an assistant to Congressman Richard Kleberg, he accepted. His leadership ability attracted the attention of President Franklin Roosevelt, who appointed him administration of the National Youth Administration in Texas, and he went about his task with a will. In 1937 he ran for Congress, and was elected to serve the 10th district of which Lockhart is a part. He was elected to five successive terms in the House, and in 1940 was a leader in keeping Democratic majority in the House. In 1943 he was a successful candidate for the U.S. Senate, later becoming the youngest man ever elected to the Senate leadership as minority'leader in 1953. He was noted for getting things done in the Senate whether the Democrats or Republicans were in control. In 1956, and again in 1960, he was i the nomination, he was chosen by John F. Kennedy in 1960 as his run- 1 ning mate, and the Democratic tick- j et won. As vice president for nearly three j years he has travelled widely, both at homo and abroad for the piesi- i dent and has been sharing in the planning of the country's future Probably no man has had heller preparation for the Presidency than has Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President. President John F. Kennedy, the nation's 35th president, was assassinated on the streets of Dallas Friday afternoon as he rode in a motorcade to deliver an address in Dallas shortly after noon. Death came at Parkland Hospital at 1 p.m., 40 minutes after he was shot in the head by a sniper. Lee Harvey Oswald, the man charged with the murder of the President, died two days later at the hands of night club operator Jack Ruby as Oswald was to be transferred from city jail to county jail in Dallas. Oswald was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Shortly after the death of President Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson of Texas, was sworn in by Federal Judge Sarah Hughes as the nation's 36th President in an airplane at the Dallas airport. President Johnson becomes the first man from South of the Mason-Dixon Line to serve in that capacity since the Civil War. Ironically, the new President comes from the state in which President Kennedy was killed, and, by another twist of fate, it was another man named Johnson who became President following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln almost 100 years ago. It may be weeks before the full implications of the assassination plot are brought out. Dallas police have closed the case on the death of the President, and there is little doubt that Oswald was the trigger man. There is doubt that Oswald was not alone in the plot, however. Why Jack Ruby killed Oswald may or may riot be known. The FBI and Secret Service are still investigating to sec if there is any connection between Ruby, Oswald, or possibly others. President Kennedy was shot from a six story building at a distance of about 75 yards with a high power rifle with a scope at about 12:20 p.m. Friday. The second shot hit Governor John Conally in the chest. The presidential car was hurriedly driven to the hospital where Governor Connally was successfully operated on. Funeral services for President were held Monday in Arlington Cemetery. Mass was said at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Prior to the funeral the body rested in the rotunda of the capitol Sunday, where the largest crowd of people ever to pass through the area for one occasion, viewed the casket. People stood in line for as long as seven hours in near freezing weather and there were more foreign dignitaries for the funeral than ever in history assembled. People from all over the world sent expressions of sympathy and concern. The man charged with the murder of the president, Lee Oswald, was captured on Friday several miles from the scene of the shooting. He was spotted in a theatre and captured after he shot and killed a policeman, who attempted to arrest him. Oswald worked in the building from which the President was shot and all evidence pointed to him as the murderer. President Kennedy was the fourth president assassinated while in office. At least three others were the objects of attempted assassination. These were Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman, all Democrats. Other presidents who fell victims to assassins were Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, and William McKinley. Each was killed by a known assassin at close range. Brucellosis Testing Lab Here; Starts to Work THINKING OUT LOUD A mobile lab for testing cuttle for brucellosis has been set up at the intersection of highway IH3 and state 20. as blending of the cuttle begins i under the director or Dr S P> Walk-i er of the Texas Animal Health Com- mission Cat Hi" for testing are being lined | up for testing, starting in the Uhland area, and the work will move south It is estimated to take about four months to do the job When the job is completed. Caldwell county will be considered free of brucellosis. In order to keep free there are certain requirements governing the movement of cattle through the county. All cattle entering Modified Certified counties or counties in the process of certification must be tested and be negative to the brucellosis agglutination test within 30 days prior to entry and be retested negative in not less than 311 nor more than 91) days after entry except those cattle exempt below Steers, spayed heifers, calves under H months of age. and official brucellosis vaccinates under 3(1 months of age. Cattle originating from Certified Brucellosis Free herds when accompanied by an official health certificate indicating status of herd of origin. Cattle. individually identified, originating from non-quarantened herds within modified certified brucellosis ureas accompanied by an official health certificate. Cattle consigned directly to an By Louis Mohle Jr. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 was a day of great expectations at our house. That afternoon and evening I was to be present when President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy as was the rest of the nation arrived in Austin for a big event. It i the death of President John F City Mourns President's Death 3 : Lockhart Lion Band won its scc-;ond first division rating in a row for ^marching in Interseolastic League ^competition Tuesday night in Aus-itin, Band Director Newman Hood jreports. All three judges gave the band a division 1 rating. Two other schools in the AA division won the same rating. They Jtwere Fredericksburg and LaGrange. San Marcos, New Braunfels and Gonzales won 1 ratings In AAA com* "petition. :� The Lockhart honor it the first '�time this band* has won it two years in a row, and only about four times since the band was organized in 1937. It is to be complimented on its fine showing. Judges had the following to say about Lockhart: Judge A-Nice counter-marching, nice work. Judge B-Excellent idea to have twlrlers as regular rank with the band; marches with style and splendid carriage; excellent marching band. Judge C-Very military, obliques fine, very pretty entry. ' " TCU Homecoming Queen FORT WORTH-Miss Lou Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Hill, 317 Cibolo, Lockhart, was named 1963 Homecoming Queen at Texas Christian University last week. Miss Hill and two duchesses, Misses Pam Smith of Austin and Jackie Marshall of Angleton, will be introduced at a future football game, as homecoming activities were cancelled last Friday. Head cheerleader at TCU, Miss Hill is a senior student majoring in elementary education. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Angel Flight, the .Bryson Club, and is' reigning "TCU Sweetheart." Central Soya Worth Up, Report Shows The annual report of the financial condition of Central Soya Co. and its subsidiaries has been released. The consolidated statement of income for 10 years shows net income per share in 1963 was $2.16 compared to $2.19 the previous year, while the shareholders' equity per share rose from $22.57 last year to $23.63 in 1963. Net sales in '63 were $342,754,450 compared to $324,014,867 a year ago. Cash dividends of $1.10 per share were paid each year. Net worth per share was $23.63 in 1963 to $23.02 last year. Union Thanks Service Held The annual Union Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Lockhart Ministerial Alliance was held Wednesday night in the First Methodist Church with Rev. W. N. Elankenship as speaker. Others on the program were Rev. J. D. Mooring, St. Mark's Methodist; Rev. Robert Schock, First Christian; Rev. Will Rotter, Grace Lutheran; Rev. Louis Solomon, Presbyterian; Rev. L. M. Roberts, First Baptist. The Methodist choir presented special music. was that evening that my oldest son was to receive his Bobcat pin for the Cub Scouts, the first award a boy gets in Cubbing. I left Lockhart shortly after noon to go to Austin so I'd have time to pick up press credentials, do some business and go out to Bergstrom Field where the plane was to land. On the way the first word came over the radio. I thought-surely this is just a rumor. Then as confirmation ! came I wondered and hoped that the shot only wounded the chief executive and Governor Connally But by the time I got to Austin my worst fears were confirmed. Upon arriving at the hotel another weekly editor met me at the door and we pondered what to do. The pressroom was waiting for further word and also what to do about the Austin dinner. As we walked down the street we met K.ditor -Sam Fore of Floresville. a close friend to Oov-ernor Connally and now President Johnson. When told of the news, he said. "My God " He hadn't heard of the shooting Just about that time it was announced that President Kennedy was dead. All day Friday I had been considering how to cover such an event iiiid how I could get pictures of the dignitaries. With mixed emotions I hud been wanting to see the President and attend my son's program, but had decided to go on to Austin. My mind had figured that the ; best way to get the autograph of the President was to take pictures, send some to the Kennedys and ask that they autograph a couple for us and j keep the others. I The only request Terry had made i of me if I went to see the President was, "Just bring me the President's autograph." He'll not get his wish. The President is dead. The City of Lockhart was in mourning Friday through 'Monday, over Ken- nedy. When the news of the shooting occurred, everything stopped except listening to the radio or television. Some were on their way to Austin to sec the President, who was to make his appearance there later in the day. Others were about their jobs. Hardly anyone could believe it was true at first. "It was a terrible thing, "A black mark on Texas," "Why did It have to happen in Texas?" "You might I expect something like this to happen in another country, but not in America." These and many other words were expressed by local as well as Americans elsewhere. Mayor Sam Glosserman proclaimed Monday a day of mourning and urged the people to take part in the funeral services in some way. Prior to making his proclamation, which was read in the churches of Lockhart Sunday, he said. "I am deeply upset about this tragedy One of our finest citizens of this century has been removed from our presence, and in our small way we have immediately closed the city offices in recognition of tins terrible tragedy I hope the citizenship of the state and nation will have the strength to continue in our democratic way of life " On Monday some of the churches held services or left their doors open , for private devotions. All stores and the schools were closed here. Flags flew at half mast. The people know that a great man has been lost to the country and they grieve. approved livestock market Cuttle consigned and delivered to an approved fredlot Or Walker stated this week that about ft,not) cattle hail been tested in the county by veterinarians, but that there are approximately 20.OIK) in the county. Herd owners will be contacted by lineup men as the bleeders finish and move south 105 Poll Taxes Sold to Date Only 105 poll taxes have been sold in Caldwell county through November 25, Joe Rector, tax collector nnnounces. Mr Rector urges the public to buy their poll taxes now and not wait'until the last minute- to gel thorn, Th