Benavides Facts (Benavides, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, November 20, 1942 Page: 1 of 4
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Dr. Paul Owens
Eyes examined—Glasses fitted
New Location—Main Street
J. L. C. Beaman, Sole Owner BENAVIDES FACTS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1942 “An Epco Publication”
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Favorites Given On
Offering on Philharmonic re-
cords the popular music of such
masters as Harry James, Vincent
Lopez, Sammy Kaye and other
leaders among the “big name
/..bands” of today, and classical
Apusic by £ world-renowed con-
ductor and symphonic orchestra,
Firestone dealers and stores
throughout the nation have in the
^jjfest few months become a prom-
■ inent factor in the record distri-
Although relatively a new com-
er in this highly organized mar-
ket, Firestone’s rapid popular ac-
ceptance is attributed to its of-
fering at new low price levels the
well-known light classical favor-
ites, the symphonic masterpieces
of music’s immortal composers
and the leading hit tunes of the
day grouped in albums of related
In addition to its albums of
popular music, as recorded by the
currently outstanding name
bands, Firestone has included
those musical selections of pre-
vious years which have preman-
ently won for themselves a place
in the hearts of music-loving Am-
ericans. Such favorite melodies
and light classics as Tales From
Vienna Woods, Neopolitan Nights,
‘Ol Man River, St. Louis Blues,
Artist’s Life, The Old Rugged
Cross and many other are group-
. ed in albums under the head-
ings of Gypsy Strings, Strauss
^|Valtzes, Showtime, Musical Fav-
^^rites, Famous Blues, Piano In-
terludes, Hymns and Piano
To Make Mexico
City Test Run
The advantage of the Diesel
electric engines over the old-
fashioned steam locomotive in
pulling freight trains is to be
proven on a demonstration run
from Nuevo Laredo to Mexico
R. W. Morrison, president of
the Texas-Mexican Ry. Co., an-
nounced Saturday that arrange-
ments had been made to send a
Diesel electric engine on the test
run from Nuevo Laredo to Mexico
City pulling a full freight train.
The idea of the Diesel engine
test is to work out a more eco-
nomic way of pulling freight be-
tween the two cities. The non-
stop feature which is only possi-
ble with the modern type of elec-
tric engine will make the trans-
portation of freight much faster
and with much less cost.
Speaker Sam Rayburn made
i: possible the arrangements for the
\ test run. The Texas-Mexican line
is the only carrier in the coun-
try using Diesel engines 100 per
'v “This demonstration is being
| l made,” stated Morrison, “in order
I to speed up the dispatch of freight
r ^>etween the two countries, and
r^is in line with the good neigh-
bor policy of aiding each other
at all times.”
Members of the Grand Slam
Bridge Club and guests were en-
tertained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Hinojose Saturday ev-
ening at 8:00 o’clock.
Lovely chrysanthemums in var-
ied hues were arranged about
the living room where the games
of bridge were enjoyed.
High scoi’e went to Mrs. Frank
Barr, second high to Miss Emma
Lee Adams, third to L. O. Mach-
en and cut to Mrs. J. D. Gutierrez.
Club members and guests play-
ing were Mr. and Mrs. Joe De
Leon, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Machen,
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harrell, Mrs.
Frank Barr, Mrs. Gutiei’rez, Miss
Adams and Miss Carlota Lopez
Presides at Council
Mrs. Frank Blackburn presided
at the regular weekly meeting of
the Woman’s Council of the Ben-
avides Community Church at the
church Tuesday afternoon at 4:30
The meeting was opened by the
singing of two hymns followed by
a prayer from Dr. E. W. Mitchell.
It was announced that a spec-
ial Thanksgiving service would be
held at the church next Wednes-
day evening at 7:30 o’clock.
On Tuesday afternoon of next
week the Thanksgiving social will
be given at the home of Mrs. Pat
McCorkle with Mrs. Slink and
Mrs. McCorkle as co-hostesses.
Mrs. E. W. Mitchell continues
her lessons from the Gospel of
Luke using the ninth and tenth
Members answering roll call
were Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs. Mit-
chell, Mrs. Frank Brooks, Mrs.
P. C. Waters, Mrs. Bessie McCoy,
Mrs. C. D. Jones, Mrs. Harry Dix-
on, Mrs. Bert Harrison, Mrs.
George Klaeger, Mrs. J. D. Wade,
and Miss Emma Lee Adams.
Host To Eagles
The Benavides Rotary Club will
be host to the members of the
high school'football team at a
banquet scheduled Friday night
in the private dining room of the
A musical program will precede
the banquet which will be served
at eight o’clock, reports J. M.
Momeny, in charge of arrange-
Among the speakers on the pro-
gram will be Supt. R. W. Milli-
gan, Coach Lerma and Miss
Lucille Neumann, choral club
sponsor, and others.
Games Saturday To
Settle New Order
Needed In War As
In Peace Time
The t^o conference *games
played this Saturday will go a
long way toward settling the or-
der in which the teams finish the
1942 season and both of these im-
portant games are scheduled to
The Rice-T.C.U. games goes on
the air at 2:20 over stations
KPRC, Houston; WOAI, San An-
tonio; WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth.
Kern Tips will bring the play-by-
play report while Bill Newkirk
alternates with color highlighting.
Broadcast time for the Baylor-
S.M.U. game at Waco is also 2:20
and stations are KGKO, Dallas-
Fort Worth; KXYZ, Houston
KTSA, San Antonio; WACO,
Waco and KFDM, Beaumont.
Ves Box and Dave Russell will
alternate at the microphone for
play-by-play and color respect-
Our War Effort Hanging in the Victory Balance
A. A. Griffin
Gets First Deer
Of New Season
Credit with bringing down the
first deer killed in Duval County
on the first day of the new hunt-
ing season goes to A. A. Griffin,
San Diego filling station operator.
The six-point buck was killed
early Monday morning. The deer
v^ighed 140 pounds after being
^^Just where the buck was
brought down is still a “military
secret” according to Mr. Griffin.
This is not. the first time the
honor of bagging the first buck
of the season has gone to Griffin,
but it is particularly satisfying
this year because it is proof of
steady nerves and good vision.
On Garza Ranch
In war times as well as in peace
people need social life, ac-
cording to Miss Aline McKenzie,
head of the home economics de-
parment at A. & I.
“We need some jollity and ex-
change of amenities to keep our
balance and our perspective on
questions of the day,” says this
expert on home life and women’s
“Our socials and get-togethers
may be as simple or elaborate as
today’s budgeting may allow, but
our chief interests should be eco-
nomy and thrift in entertaining.
Hospitality, graciousness and
charm do not cost anything and
these are all necessary in en-
“Daily practice of good man-
ners is good for college students—
and for older persons as well.
Both guests and hosts in this
emergency should accept the
idea of simple, inexpensive re-
freshments . . . and the success
of the party now more than ever
will depend greatly upon the
ease, naturalness, and the spirit
of hospitality of the hostess.”
Arrived Sunday In
No name has yet been given
the baby boy born Saturday night
at eleven o’clock to Mr. and Mrs.
Berbardo Martinez on the Jose
\ka. Garza ranch near Benavides.
The young man weighed seven
pounds and eight ounces and was
introduced by Dr. D. Schultz.
Mr. and Mrs. Domingo Carrillo
announce the birth of a baby boy
born Sunday, November 15.
The new arrival has been nam-
ed Jose Arnoldo and weighed
eight pounds and eight ounces at
birth. He was introduced by
Dr. F. Lopez Lira.
This makes the second son born
to their union.
The father and both boys were
born on Sunday.
Loss of Life By
Fire Is Deplorable
Says Marvin Hall
The loss of American lives by
fire, when compared with death
lists during three years of war in
bomb-battered England, is des-
cribed by Marvin Hall, State
Fire Insurance Commissioner, as
deplorable. The comparison he
said, presents “a very unpleas-
“In a vain effort to defeat the
British,” continued Hall, “Nazi
planes rained flaming hell from
the skies over England. War
casualties in the first three years
ending August 31, 1942, show that
German air raiders killed 45,871
persons in England.
“Approximately 30,000 civilians
burned to death in America dur-
ing the same three year period.
In a land free from the roar of
enemy planes; where screaming
bombs are unknown, our careless-
ness with fire caused a death
toll two-thirds as great as war-
time deaths in England.”
The Commissioner said last
week’s incomplete fire reports
list at least two deaths in Texas.
In one, a man was burned to
death when he fell asleep while
smoking in bed.
The other death resulted from
the dangerous practice of keeping
gasoline in the home. A can
of gasoline near a water heater
was ignited. A shoy/er of flames
covered a child standing near-
by, causing death within a few
“Fatal fires are almost a daily
occurrence in Texas,” Commis-
sioner Hall said. “They result from
acts of carelessness—our failure
to consider either the safety of
others or our own safety. If as
many of our people in Texas were
killed by bombs as there are by
fire, we would be doing some-
thing to stop it. Yet, a life lost
by fire is just as horrible a trag-
edy as one lost by an enemy
Return From Camp
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Salinas of
Ramirez returned home this week
after a short visit with their
son, Pvt. Alfredo C. Salinas, who
is now stationed at Hattiesburg,
Mississippi. They report their
son is enjoying army life and
that they passed through some
beautiful country on their trip.
Mrs. F. Garza
Removed To Alice
Lucky Day For
A new Texas Mexican Railway
depot is now under construction
in Benavides. The old building J
will continue in use until the new
combination depot and freight \
warehouse is completed, reports
Octavio Saenz, station agent.
The frame depot building at
Aguilares which has not been in
use for about a year was razed
and the timbers are being used
to erect the new 64 by 24 foot
The new depot is located across
from the Vaello building occupied
by Stock’s Cleaners.
At Local Board
Emergency Food and
The Emergency Food and Hous-
ing Corps will be identified by a
red coffee cup in white triangle
set in blue circle.
Modern warfare necessitates
planning and providing emer-
gency feeding and housing for
persons whose homes have been
damaged or destroyed. Usually
public welfare organizations, as-
sisted by enrolled volunteers and
private agencies, have the re-
sponsibility for conducting such
services. Experience in mass
feeding, dietetics, and handling
large groups of persons is very
valuable in this type of work.
The wearing of this insigne is
limited to workers enrolled with
the Emergency Food and Housing
Corps in the Civilian Defense Or-
Sunday Mrs. Francisco Garza
of Santa Cruz was removed from
her home to an Alice hospital by
the Macias Ambulance Service
for specail treatment.
Her removal was ordered by
Dr. Lopez Lira.
Mr. and Mrs. Garza have three
sons serving in the U. S. Armed
forces. One of them is now locat-
ed in Australia.
Late this week it was reported
Mrs. Garza’s condition was re-
sponding'to medical treatment.
By Dr. Mitchell
Thursday night a special
Thanksgiving Day service will be
delivered in the Community
church by Dr. E. W. Mitchell,
The sermon will be illustrated
with stereoptican slides.
A cordial invitation is extended
to the public to attend the special
services and to bring a friend.
Rookies Now In
Only 27 of the more than 80
vacancies in the Texas Highway
Patrol will be filled by the cur-
rent training school, State Police
Director Homer Garrson said.
In peacetime as many as 7,000
men sought to take the Patrol
examinations, but the war has so
reduced the supply of available
manpower that those thousand
were reduced to hundreds, of
which only 130 were found elig-
ible to take the recent examina-
tion. Only 43 passed. Physical
examinations and character in-
vestigations reduced that number
The rookies entered training
school at Camp Mabry November
2 and will graduate about
Christmas eve. Highway Patrol
Chief Hill Foreman said. Their
day begins at 6 a. m. and ends
at 10 p. m., and the rookies vow
that the Marine “boot camp” at
San Diego couldn’t be any tough-
General J. Watt Page, State
Selective Service Director, urged
III-A registrant desiring to train
for commissions in the U. S.
Army, to contact their local
boards immediately for instruc-
tions and proper application
State Selective Service Head-
quarters has been notified, Gen-
eral Page said, tha there are vac-
ancies for registrants now class-
fied in III-A for training for com-
missions in the following
branches of the service: Anti-
Aircraft Artillery, Coast Artill-
ery, Cavalry, Chemical Warfare
Service, Engineer, Infantry, Field
Artillery, Ordnance, Signal, Mili-
tary Police, Tank Destroyer and
Such registrants volunteering
to try for a commission, General
Page emphasized, must be Amer-
ican citizens with at least four
years high school education.
Volunteers under twenty-one
years of age must obtain the writ-
ten consent of their parents or
guardians, he stated.
General Page pointed out that
colored, registrants who can meet
the requirements will be given
the same opportunity to make
application for this training.
For Texas Farms
In 171 Counties
Fractures Rib In
While working in her kitchen
Mi's. Wilbert Jenkins struck her
side against the kitchen cabinet
and fractured a rib last week.
It was not believed her injury
was serious until Friday when
she was forced to seek medical
assistance because of pain.
Dr. D. E. Schultz discovered a
Mrs. Jenkins resides near Cres-
John Pickett died Sunday
morning at his home in Flores-
ville, following an illness of sev-
eral months. He was 52 years old
and had been connected with the
teaching profession for 30 years
in Texas, seven years being spent
in Alice, teaching Spanish, science
and mathematics in the high
Mr. Pickett taught at Realitos
for a number of years and en-
joyed a wide circle of friends and
acquaintances in Duval County.
Funeral services were held in
Floresville Monday afternoon. He
is survived by his widow and one
Called By Knights
For Monday Night
A special meeting has been call-
ed for all members of the San
Diego Council of the Knights of
Columbus to be held Monday
Several matters of importance
will be discussed at this time.
All members are urged to be
Victory club organizations for
Texas farm and ranch families to
pledge part of their production
for War Bonds investments al-
ready reached 171 counties, re-
ports C. J. McBride, secretary-
treasurer of the Laredo Product-
ion Credit Association which is
sponsoring the plan in Webb, Du-
! val, Jim Hogg and Zapata Coun-
“This is a simple, practical
way for a farmer or livestock
man to invest regularly in War
Bonds and it is rapidly spreading
over the state,” McBride said.
The Laredo PCA’s “Victory
Club” to date has a large number
of members and others signed on
its community honor rolls, pledg-
ing to invest returns from cer-
tain calves, pigs, sheep, goats,
flocks of hens, livestock or crop
production War Bonds.
“We hope,” said McBride, “that
other organizations and commun-
ity leaders generally will join us
in promoting this idea because it
will help finance the war and
help the individual families save
for peace. It is a sure way to
set aside money now for the
things we cannot and should not
purchase, to be used in buying
them after the war is won.”
McBride said the production
credit associations are “seeking to
develop more V-farms and ranch-
es on the home front by supple-
menting the gerieral war-time
agricultural program with sound
farm management programs. This
includes not only the wise use of
land, manpower, equipment and
credit for productive purposes
but also conservation, debt re-
duction and creation of reserves
i for the future.
For the first time this season
the Benavides high school
“Eagles” tasted defeat when they
were downed Friday night, No-
vember 13th., by Sinton in a
13 to 0. It was simply an un-
lucky day for Benavides.
A large crowd witnessed the
conference game and on every
play the Eagles were loyally sup-
ported by local fans led by the
Pep Squad girls.
At the intermission the high
school band paraded and with
stirring tunes helped to bolster
the determination of the Benavi-
des players to keep the record of
being undefeated on their gridi-
Isaac Gonzalez, captain of the
Eagles who had suffered a sprain-
ed right ankle in the game with
Aransas Pass was forced out of
the game after the first three
minutes of play.
In the second quarter Sinton
made the first touchdown and
extra point. Early in the last
quarter a pass from Benavides
was intercepted and Sinton scor-
ed a second touchdown after one
of her players made a 40-yard
run for pay dirt.
During the last three minutes
of the game the Eagles were on
the 3-yard stripe, but failed to
All in all the Benavides team
played a good game, but with
Gonzalez out of the game there
was no luck left for the Eagles
on Friday the 13th.
At the last meeting of the
Benavides Rotary Club A. N.
Saenz, Scoutmaster spoke on.
“Scouting.” The local Boy Scout
troop is still sponsored by the
Following the resignation of
John Dear, who volunteered for
active service in the Navy, A. N.
Saenz was named scout master
and V. L. Sewell, assistant scout
The Scout new committee from
the Rotary Club is composed of
Dr. E. W. Mitchell, N. Chandler,
J. M. Momeny, Oscar Carrillo and
F. Saenz, Jr.
There are 26 active members
of the local troop.
At the last scout meeting it was
reported that the School Board
had granted the troop the use of
the old grammar school property
for a scout camp.
Word was received here this
week that Jose R. De Leon, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. De
Leon, and a student at the Texas
Military Institute in San Antonio,
had been named by his fellow
men as vice-president of Fresh-
Volunteers For Army
Robert Bozada, proprietor of
the Liberty Cafe, left for San
Antonio early this week to volun-
teer his services in the U. S.
Army. If he passes his exam-
ination, he will lease his cafe bus-
iness according to his present
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Tilion are
the proud parents of a baby boy
born Sundajr, November 15. He
weighed eight pounds and. has
been named Elvin Jr.
The homemaker is legally re-
sponsible for reporting commun-
icable disease to the local health
A meeting of community lead-
ers for Concepcion and Benavides
was held Wednesday night at
Benavides. The meeting was held
in the school auditorium at eight
“Share The Meat” and other
important matters were discussed,
by D. P. Gallman, County Agent
and Miss Nellie Cundiff, Duval
County Home Demonstration
Calvin North is the Victory
Leader for Benavides.
Dinner Given Sunday
Juan M. Alaniz was given a
Sunday dinner before leaving for
the army last week. The party
was given by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Francisco Alaniz. About 20
guests were present.
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Beaman, J. L. C. Benavides Facts (Benavides, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, November 20, 1942, newspaper, November 20, 1942; Alice, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth884614/m1/1/: accessed February 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Duval County Library.