The Enterprise (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 6, 1951 Page: 4 of 12
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ITTORSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 195£
THE MERCEDES ENTERPRISE
----SERVING THE CENTRAL RIO GRANDE VALLEY
animously elected to be first Post (funeral) on Sept. 26, 1948. '
Commander, Manuel Barrera ad-
jutant, Ruben Quintanilla, trea- Pvt Marcel° M- Garcia <aTrlvea)
surer for the remainder of the on Pec. 17, 1948; Pvt. Jose de al
year. The charter members are as Cruz (arrived) on Jan. 12, 1949;
follows: Daniel Solis, Jose Angel Pvt. Francisco Gonzales (arrived)
Hinojosa, Jose S. Calvillo, Andres on Feb. 4, 1949 (double funeral);
Gonzales, Manuel Barrera, ^ev- Sgt. Miguel Gonzales (arrived) on
mundo Moya, Juan Mendoza, Gua- Feb. 5, 1949 (No relation); Pfc.
dalupe Castaneda, Eleodoro Garcia Domingo Hernandez (funeral) July
Ruben Champion, M 'orfo Gars. 29, 1951 (Korea Vet.); Miguel Gar-
Claudio Castaneda, Ruben Quin- cia (killed in an accident Corpus
tanilla, ilberto Solis and Manuel Christi funeral) Aug. 21, 1947;
de los Santos. Roberto Chapa (killed in an accid-
ent in Mercedes) (funeral Jjme 18,
On January the 8th 1947 mem- x^48); Wvenceslado Diaz (died in
bers elected officers for the post vetSj hospital at Houston, Texas
commander: Claudio Castanedo, 1st (funeral in Brownsville.)
final court decree of non- liabi-
lity, or if a year elapses without
court action for damages being
filed, the suspension will be lifted
immediately; or if security was
deposited, it will be returned. In
the meantime, however, others in-
volved in the accident have their
rights protected, too. Thus our new
law is fair to everyone.”
Motorists Must Meet Hlea eo”ple‘e with the De-
e- partment not later than 10 days
Requirements Of Kew after the accident. If the report
Responsibility Law show?that you wer„e proper!y,in/
* s-ured at the time of the accident,
Austin, Dec. 6,—Public Safety you are not subject to the safety
Director Homer Garrison, Jr., responsibility law because it re-
emphasized in a statement today cognizes insurance as proof of abi-
that the state’s new Motor Vehi- lity to meet damage claims up to
cle Safety Responsibility Law does $15,000.
not give his Department the slight- t _
,, ., , , , . “If you were not insured, the De-
est judicial authority to determine
questions of fault before applying partment will determine the ex-
tihe law’s full requirements to tent of damage for which you may
motorists • who are involved in t>e held liable, ranging from a
traffic accidents. minimum of $101 to a maximum
of $15,000. You must then furnish
“The saddest mistake a motorist the Department with satisfactory
can make,” Director said, “is to proof that yo'u will be able to
think the state cannot compel him respond in the-fixed amount, either
to furnish proof of his^ ability to by depositing collateral or posting
meet damage claims and suspend a bond. You will not be required
all of his motoring privileges if he to furnish any security, however,
fails to do so, because he is quite if you have all other persons in-
sure he was not to blame. Those volved in the accident release you
who imagine they can postpone from liability, obtain a final court
meeting the new law’s security decree of non- liability, or execute
requirements until a court decides a legal agreement providing for
the issue of fault will find that installment payment of claims
they are wrong. Neither will security be required if
“This does not mean that any you show that your car was legally
motorist will be required tq pay parked or being operated without
for damages he did not cause, or your permission, or that all injuries
that he does not have full recourse and' damages were confined solely
to the courts if he feels that any to yourself.
order issued under the new law “The law allows you a maximum
violates his rights. It does mean, of 70 days, however, in which toJ
however, that pending a final de- satisfy it in any one of these
eree on a question of liability, the manners — 10 days to file your
involved owner or operator must safety responsibility report and 60
satisfy the Texas Department of days thereafter to satisfy the
Public Safety that he is prapared security requirements. If within
to meet damage claims for which the stated period you have not
he is apparently responsible, ■ satisfied the law, regardless of
“Here are the circumstances that how innocent you think you may
will prevail when the new law be, the Texas Department of Public
becomes effective on January 1: Safety has no alternative but to
“If you are involved in an accid- suspend your operator’s license
ent resulting in death or injury to and the registration plates for all
a person, or property damage ex- cars owned by you.
ceeding $100 to any one person, “Should you later meet one of the
1 including ybur Seif, you must security requirements, obtain a
Catholic War Veterans “Gilberto
S. Alvarado” Post 1097 Mercedes,
Texas. Five years old November
MERCEDES — The Woman’s
Missionary Society of the First
Baptist Church is observing the
“Lottie Moon” Week of Prayer,
the Monday morning meeting be-
ing held at the church, with Mrs.
H. W. Balay in charge of the
Foreign Missionary program. As-
sisting with parts were Mrs. Meeler
Markham, Mrs. Henry Metzger
and Mrs. E. G. Shannon.
Tuesday nignt the wwerety joined
with the Business Women’s organi-
zation of the church for a dinner
in the church dining room. At
this time, Mr. V. L. David of Har-
lingen, former missionary to Ar-
gentina and Spain, was a speaker.
Wednesday morning, at the
church, Mrs. J. C. Potts was in
pharge of the program.
Thursday morning, also at the
church, Mrs. Carl Higgins diz’-
ected the program.
The organizing of the C.W.V.
Post 1097 in Mercedes, Texas, got
under way on November 5, 1946.
Initiated by Father George O’Con-
nell, assistant pastor of the local
parish. Father O’Connell assisted
in forming the new group “Jose
L. Garza” post 770 of Weslaco,
Texas neighboring town.
At the meeting, held on Novem-
ber 12, 1946, a review of the rituals
of the C.W.V. for conducting ses-
sions and the constitution and
by-laws were explained to the
veterans attending. To obtain a
charter and to create a post it was
necessary to have fifteen active
members, with no limit to number
of veterans joining it, and only
the original fifteen will have their
names on the charter.
Some special invitations were ex-
tended to all veterans members of
the parish to attend the next
meeting that was to be held the.
rectory of Our Lady of Mercy
Church on November 20, 1946, o^
this date the Gilberto S. Alvarado
Post 1097, Mercedes, Texas was
born. The meeting was directed by
a delegation headed by Father
James Cassidy O. M. I., chaplain of
the “Jose L. Garza” post. The new-
ly created post with Father O’Con-
nell as chaplain named “Gilberto S-
Alvarado’’ post 1097, honoring one
of the -first from Mercedes that
gave his life for his country.
The post consisted of 27 mem-
bers, Cj&udo Castaneda was un-
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The newly elected members for
the year of 1952 are as follows:
Father Kennedy, Chaplain Gilberto
Solis, Commander, Pablo Castan-
eda, 1st Vice-President, Eugene
Foley, 2nd Vice, Salvador Solis,
3rd Vice, (Benito Soto, adjutant,
Lupe Gutierrez treasurer, Jesus
Garcia judge advocate, Lorenso
Trevino, welfare officer, Alejos Ay-
ala, historian, Claudio Castaneda,
officer of the day, Andres Gonzales,
medical officer, Ruben Quintanilla
Tomas Cano, and Jose Calvillo 1st,
2nd, 3rd trustees.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ralston
and daguhter, Frances, of San
Antonio were Thanksgiving season
guests here in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Colman.
The Victory Bell at Annapolis is
rung only on the occasion of a
navy victory over the army in
Carrie Chapman Catt was a lead-
er in the campaign that led to the
adoption of the 19th Amendment
to the Federal Constitution, which
granted suffrage to women on
equal terms with men.
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The Enterprise (Mercedes, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 6, 1951, newspaper, December 6, 1951; Mercedes, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1073341/m1/4/: accessed August 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.