Willacy County News (Raymondville, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 14, 1935 Page: 1 of 10
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IN WIU.ACY COUNTY INCLUDE,
RAYMONDVILLE, THE COUNTY
SEAT, LYFORD, SEBASTIAN, SAN
PERLITA AND LASARA.
THE AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT
OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.
THREE CROPS CAN EASILY BE
RAISED IN THIS FERTILE SOIL.
WILLACY COUNTY NEWS. RAYMONDVILLE TEXAS. THURSDAY. MARCH 11. 1935
FOURTH IN MUSIC
Joe Packard Wins First
Place Among Eight
Raymondville stepped into fast
company last week and surprised the
lower Rió Grande Valley by taking
third place in the instrumental divi-
sion of the Rio Grande Valley Music
Meet and placing fourth in the entire
Raymondville did not have entries
for the piano contests, but won her
•hare of honors in the vocal solos.
Joseph Packard won first place
among the eight entries for tenor
solo and Alice Reasonover placed
third in the soprano division. Ray-
mondville has four soloists which any
school might well be proud.
Firday afternoon Raymondville's
mixed quartet was ranked second and
the girls' sextet placed third. In mix-
ed chorus, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo
and McAllen tied for first honors with
Raymondville and Weslaco in a dead-
lock for the remaining place.
Saturday was Weslaco's day, but
Raymondville was second from the
standpoint of events entered and
places won. This is rather remarkable
since there are so many advanced
bands in the Valley and since Ray-
mondville has a first-year band. Those
winning points for Raymondville
were: Clayton Dodd, second place,
clarinet solo; Frank Holloway, second
place, saxophone solo; Clifford Fab-
ian, second place, tuba solo; Wilford
Krauss, second place, trombon* solo;
Hugh May, second place, melophone
solo; Maxiene Gover, Frank Dodd,
Phillip Knipp, third place, clarinet
The band did not place, but it has
the satisfaction oT knowing it was
in competition with the cream of the
crop. Weslaco has a band that few
high schools or colleges can equal.
McAllen and Mission, the winners of
Mcond And third place, also have ex-
cellent bands. A great dual of good
Jfid InsPOTTtim~cBiire -from contests
with such bands, even though they
outclass us at the present.
Raymondville has the satisfaction
of knowing that only once did a
school of equal or less enrollment
rank above her, while on several oc-
casions she ranked above schools of
much greater enrollment and who
have had a public school music pro-
gram for several years. Having to
compete only with schools of her own
•ize, assured of an entry in piano
solo, and with another month of hard
work and intensive drill behind us,
the sky is the limit in Kingsville.
The school wishes to acknowledge
its indebtedness to Mrs. Wright for
the training of the accompanists for
its groups. In addition to getting
her students ready for a piano meet
at Edinburg, she is. also preparing an
entry for the Kingsville meet.
Too much cannot be said of the
work done by Mrs. M. L. Deviney.
She has given an enormous amount
of time both during school hours and
evenings ever since the first of school.
She has been in charge of the train-
ing of the girls' "lee club, trio and
sextet besides serving as accompan-
ist for our Boloists. No peronal sac-
rifice has been too great for her to
moke in wdgr to heln put our pro-
, To these and the many others who
have *7 cóiistroetíTS criticism
and words of encouragement, the peo-
ple who made it possible to get our
contestants to the meet, the develop-
ment of it's students, they offer sin-
cere thanks. They have undertaken
a great and worthwhile program, and
the measure of success that we have
had and will have in the future de-
pends upon the cooperation of the
entire citizenship of Raymondville.
Schools entering the Valley Music
Meet in the order of total points
woir are as follows: Weslaco, Mc-
Allen, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, Ray-
mondville, Harlingen, La Feria, Ed-
inburg, Mission, Donna, Sharyland,
2,5000 Bushels of
Spinach Is Harvested
On Jernigan Farm
Over 2500 bushels of spinach has
been harvested from the C. M. Jer-
nigan faim of 59 acres east of here
by M. F. Hayes, affording employ-
ment °on Tuesday of this week to
over 300 laborers. Two cars were
shipped to Philadelphia.
One cro of beets have already been
harvested from this farm with an-
other crop coming on and will be
ready for harvesting within a short
LYFORD WINS IN
TWO EVENTS AT
Ten Banners Were Awarded
At End of Valley
In the Valley playground ball event
held at La Feria in which all Valley
schools were represented, Lyford
High School junior age girls won the
championship from Mercedes by a
score of 13-12.
The Lyford Ward School girls de-
feated La Feria by a score of 17-2.
Fifty-four teams, a record breaking
number began play Friday afternoon
and ten playground diamonds and five
volley ball courts were kept busy dur-
ing the two-day meet, the sidelines
of each drawing a large number of
spectators here to root for their fav-
Los Fresnos won the volley ball
championship, defeating La Feria in
the title game, the local team taking
second place honors in this division.
Championships in the various play-
ground ball groups were won by the
following: High school junior age
girls, Lyford; high school junior age
boys, Donna; ward school girls, Ly-
ford; Ward school boys, San Benito;
second place honors were won by (in
the order above named): Mercedes,
Harlingen, La Feria and La Feria.
ON APRIL 12
NEW CAFE WILL
BE OPENED HERE
BY P. D. LISSNER
Building Now Occupied By
American Legion Is
Rodeo Ropers From Over
State Will Attend
Plans are well undeiway for the
Willacy County Seventh Annual On-
ion Fiesta which will be held here
April 12-13. Rehearsals for the coro-
nation ceremonies take jjlace Thurs-
day night and will continue weekly
until the night of the fiesta.
Approximately twenty floats have
already been secured for the parade
with approximately 30 cars to take
past in the Valley pairade.
Sheriff H. T. Crag has anounced
that the rodeo will be far better this
year than it has ever been during
the past years and he has secured
replys from a large number of ropers
who will be present at the fiesta.
P. D. Lissner, who formerly oper-
ated a cafe for a number of years
here and sold his business last fall,
has announced that he has secured
the building now occupied by the
American Legion and will open a cafe
in this location on or about Mar. 20.
Complete new equipment for th§
business has been purchased by Mr.
Lissner, and is cxpected to arrive
within the next few days.
The room which is now being occu-
pied by the American Legion is be-
ing remodeled. A portion of the win-
dow front is being removed to afford
ventilation through the building.
The interior will be redecorated
and the equipment will be of the
latest design throughout.
The vacant room between the Jit-
ney Jungle Store and the American
Legion room will be remodeled by
placing an opening in the front and
the American Legion will occupy this
section of the building.
FOR GRISHAM CO.
Expect To Open Here For
Business On April
W, T. Reese of the Grisham lee
Cream Company of Brownsville is in
Raymondville overseeing the repair
work that is now under construction
in the new home of the local Grisham
lee Cream Company that will be lo-
cated in the C. R. Johnson building.
Mr. Reese states that is has been
their desire to open this place for
some time and the good-will tour of
February 14 through Raymondville
strengthened their determination tc
go into business here.
This is the fifth ice cream factory
that the Grisham Company own in thi
Valley. They will be ready for busi-
ness by the last of this wek or thi
first of next week.
ARE CHOSEN TO
SERVE IN 1935
SET FOR NEXT
Commissioners Court Make
Election judges who will preside
at genera 1 nnd special elections which
may be held during 1935 have been
approved and appointed to serve in
this capacity by members of the Wil-
lacy County Commissioners Court at
a meeting held recently.
Those who were appointed to serve
i" the various precincts follow::
Precinct No. 1: Tom Fuller ,Art
Boughman, Lloyd Ayers and E. A.
Jones. Tom Fuller, presiding judge,
Art Baughman, assistant judge.
Precinct No. 21: Earl Gilliland, Ed
Raymond, F. B. Eaton and C. F.
Holloway. Earl Gilliland, presiding
judge, Ed. Raymond, assistant judge.
Precinct No. 3: John R. Box, Bob
Finley, O. G. Schlect and Ed Soren-
son John R. Box, presiding judge,
(Bob Einley, assistant judge.
Precinct No. 4: Math Schaltz, B. C.
Stallings, J. E. Miller and Chas.
Schermerhorn. Math Schaltz, presid-
ing judge, B. C. Stallings, assistant
Precinct No. 5: W. O. Schubert,
W. D. Sharps, L. K. Dail, and E. M.
Mathews. W. C). Schubert, presiding
judge, W. I). Sharpe, assistant judge.
Precinct No. C>: D. A. Bomba, Joe
Gilbert, H. M. Brown and O. II. .Mc-
Neil. 1). A. Bomba, presiding judge
Joe Gilbert, assistant judge.
Precinct No. G: C. W. Cherry and
Fred Parker. C. W. Cherry, presiding
judge, Frtd Parker, assistant judge
Local Girls To
Take Part In
Mrs. Ben Sanders of Harlingen has
invited two local high school girls,
Alice Calder Reasonover and Thelma
Perkins, to take part in the enter
tainment to°b. given at the Harlingen
Woman's Club next Tuesday.
Both students and Mrs. Sanders
took part in the entertainment at the
Woman's Club last week.
DODGE - PLYMOUTH
AGENCY NOW OPEN
New Cars Are Now on Dis-
play In Local Show
BUS LINES IS
Raymondville Men Attend
Hearing Monday in
Receives Carload of
Bemis Onion Bags
R. W. Green, manager of the Ray-
mondville Bonded Warehouse Com-
pany, announced that he had received
the first carload of Bemis Bags for
shipment of onions which will get
under way in a very short time.
Mr. Green stated that other ship-
ments of Bemis bags would follow
shortly and his concern would be ready
to care for the trade as soon as the
Tuesday Home Demon- t
stration Club Meets
The Tuesday Home Demonstration
Club will meet at the home of Mrs.
B. V. Crowell on Tuesday, March 19.
The program will be on "The Foun-
dation Pattern," by Mrs. Wm. Krauss.
All members are asked to bring
their record of work accomplished for
the year up to date.
Holds Meeting In
^ ^ H, C, Glover Home
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Cotton and wool materials, thé
housewife hag on han<*i are the eco-
nomical materials to use in making
hooked rugs, said Miss , Marion Ed-
wards, county home demonstrator, in
her talk to the Home Makers Home
Demonstration Club meeting at the
H. C. Glover home, with Mrs. Harriett
Bridgman as hostess.
"Wool yarn makes lovely rugs, but
is expensive, costing fifty cents a
pound. Mill ends, costing thirty-five
cents a pound are not quite so expen-
sive and make nice rugs. Ravelled
tow sacks are also used, three strands
being put together.
Burlap is the material used for
backing and should be forty inches
wide. Old silk hose and underwear
can be used for hooked mats.'
While riding on a truck, a fir*
broke out under the seat from the
exhaust, causing Mrs. Sam Lumbert
to jump while the car was running.
She fell and broke her right arm
above the wrist, and also injured her
From March 3 to March 9, 1935
Record nade at 8 a. m. for previous
Final Notice For Signing
| Temp.l Temp.
. P. O. PAWKES,
County Agent Ralph Hutchins
states that the closing date for sign-
ing new coton contracts and supple-
ments for last year contracts will be
Monday night, March 18. The County-
Agent anticipated closing Saturday
night, but will continue on through
to Monday night. Producers are
urged to contact their respective com-
mittemen within the time allotted.
Asked To Carry Names
In Y alley Directory
Letters have been written to the
officials of the Southwestern Tele-
phone Company by the chamber of
commerce urging the placing of tin
Raymondville names in the Valley
telephone directory. The Valley di
rectory formerly carried the names
of Raymondville subscribers, however
some time ago the names were dis
continued from the list.
The Southwestern Telephone Com-
pany does not operate in other Val-
ley towns ando it was stated that
on account of the cost they were
forced to discontinue the printing of
the names in the Rio Grande Valley
Miss Sadie Hatfield
Now Directing Work
o In Porto Rico
A hearing was held in Harlinger
Monday for permanent operation of
the Union Bus Line between Rav
mondville and Harlingen before Marl
Marshall, in charge of the Motor
Transportation Division of the State
The Union Bus Line has beer
granted a permit to operate fton
FaWurrlas to Raymondville and r
temporary permit to continue thei
route to Harlingen. The bus com
pany's plea for a permanent permit
to make Harlingen its southern head-
W. E. Romine, district supervisor
of the Misouri Pacific Rus Line, at-
tended the hearings and represente !
Among those who were called to
the hearing from Raymondville in-
cluded County Judge W. E. McChar-
en, C. P. Hilbun, County Clerk N. C.
Tracy, E. H. Tomme, W. W. Grayson,
and H. W. Cook.
. ROTARY CLUB
Miss Sadie Hatfield whose picture
appeared in the art gravure section
of the Houston Chronicle Sunday, is
now on the Porto Rican island direct-
ing the training of demonstration
When Porto Rico attempted to put
her relief program on a more con-
structive basis, the Porto Rijo Emer-
gency Relief Administration sent to
Texas for help, and Miss Hatfield who
was district home demonstration
agent for 25 Southwest Texas counties
was chosen on account of the quality
of the leadership of the work she
had been .doing.
The earlier Raymondville residents
will ^remember Miss Hatfield as a
former teacher in the school here,'
and will be glad to learn of her
Local Club's Golfers Chal-
lenge Harlingen Club To
A musical program was presented
Wednesday at the luncheon meeting
of the Rotary Club when members
of the high school quartet rendered
several selections. Joe Packard who
won first place in the met at Mer-
cedes, sang a vocal number and
Frank Holloway rendered a selection.
The other two members of the quartet
include Billie Christoffel and Dero
A challenge has been issued to
the Harlingen club for a crolf ftiatch
to take pface on the Raymondville
course Friday, March 2.
Visitors at the meting included
Jesse McGee, Sherman; Don H. Wal-
ley and Paul Hoidale, Harlingen.
R. E. Sohn Buys
• Residence From
C. J. Sanders and Mr. Ferguson
announce that they are now open in
the Mills Building, located across the
street from the First National Bank,
with a full line of Dodge and Ply-
mouth enrs. In building the new
Dodge "the sky is the limit" were
the instructions to the Dodge en-
gineers. And with no .restrictions on
cost—no corners to cut—they worked
day and night to create a car that
would overshadow, in sheer dollar-
for-dollar value, any other automobile
on the market. Of Plymouth they
boast that over a period of six years
more than a million people have
changed to Plymouth who have been
driving other cars.
Mr. Sanders was formerly associat-
ed with Wroten Motor Co. of Harlin-
gen, as salesman, and previous to
that time was with Sam Foster of
this city, selling Dodges and Ply-
Mr. Ferguson has been connected
with Sam Foster as salesman, selling
Oldsmobiles in Harlingen, and ex-
pects to move to Raymondville with
his family in the near future.
Sunday afternoon at three o'clock
at the Fair park in Harlingen,
"Lucky" Teter and his "Hell Divers"
will take a stock Plymouth automo-
bile in which he will crash the car
over and over while he is strapped
to the seat. He will also have a
head-on crash with another car with
both drivers in the seats. Hurl the
Plymouth over raised inclines for t
distance of 40 to 60 feet and test
the body and mechanism of the car
SHOPPE SOLD BY
L. M. NEELEY
Lee Nash Buys Rex Shop
and Fred Burkes Buys0
Lawrence M. N<#jley who has owned
and operated the Ilex Barber and
Beauty Shoppc in the Reynolds build-
ing, disposed of his interest in thia
business to Lee Nash, who has been
with the business for the past sev-
The Kluebonnet Barber and Beauty
Shoppe, located on Seventh Street
and owner by Mr. Neeley, was sold
to Fred W. Burke who has been in
charge of the Bluebonnet Shoppe
during the time that it has been
owned by Mr. Neeley.
The consideration for each of' the
shops was said to be in the neighbor-
hood of $2,000.00.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Neeley will con-
tinue to be located at the Rex Barber
and Beauty Shoppe until they decide
on another location in the Valley.
WILL TOURS v
WILL BE MADE
County Depository Will Be
Selected at Next
Contracts for the county printing
were awarded to the Wilacy County
News and the Willacy County Chron-
icle on bids submitted to the Willacy
County Commissioners' Court Mon-
day The News was appointed the
official county paper for publication
of all legal notices.
A decision was not reached by the
county commissioners for the county
depository. Bids were received from
both local banks, however, this matter
was held over until the next meeting,
when it is likely a decision will be
Meet in Harlingen
Programs Will Be Under
Direction of Chamber
Plans will be outlined by the di-
rectors of the chamber of commercu
to continue with the good-will tour
to the various county towns during
the summer months. The meeting!
which were held last year were pro-
nounced very successful and during
the meeting of the board Monday
night it was decided to revive the
The programs will consist of speak-
ing and musical entertainment and
these programs will he carried out
through the summer months.
WILL BE BUILT
IN A SHORT TIME
Building Will Occupy Site
Near City Pumping
A deal was closed this week be-
tween Lawrence Brenner and R. E.
Sohn, manager of the Ramon Thea-
ter, for the purchase by Mr. Sohn of
the residence located on the south
highway known as the Kenneth Wil-
liams home. The residence was built
by Kenneth Williams several years
ago, who later disposed of the
„ The residence
C. H. Lockhar*
residence is now occupied by
The Valley-wide Kiwanis Clubs had
"ladies' night" Tuesday evening when
250 attended the banquet at the Mad-
ison Hotel in Hfcrlingcn.
The meeting was to interest every
Kiwanian in the Vallev of the im:
portance of attending the Interna-
tiona] Convention of Kiwainis, which
will convene in San Antonio in May
19 to 23, was pointed out by Joe
Naylor, San Antonio, district gover-
nor; 'and R. F. Robinson, Raymond-
ville, lieutenant governor, when it is
expected 5000 delegates will attend
the convention. Mr. Robinson further
stated that untold benefits could be
derived by the Valley from the con-
vention, by informing the large num
ber of delegates of the beauties o(
the Valley and Mexico.
A mixed chorus of twenty voices
opene<r the program with severa'
Arrangements are being made to
send this chorus of Kiwanians and
their wives to thte convention.
Dr. George W. Edgerton was toast-
master for the banquet.
The Kiwanians attending frwn
Raymondville club were: Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Fackelman, *Mr. and Mrs.
R. E. Manning, Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Robinson, Mr. (§nd Mrs. Jess Byron,
Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Calder, Dr. and
Mrs. G. E. Bennack, Hiss McK^anil,
C. P. Hilbun,'S. I. Byars, R .E. Scon.
Construction on the new Boy Scout
building will likely get underway
within a short time, it was announced
The building will be a frame struc-
ture approximately 24x.'<0 feet and
will occupy a site near the city water
works. The building will cunt in the
neighborhood of $250 and will be
constructed by Karl Gilliland and
Funds for building the structure
were secured several weeks ago bjr
members of the Kiwanis and Rotary
clubs through popular subscription,
and receipts from a night's showing
at the Ramon Theatre which were
donated by the management of the
Mexican Man Is Killed
In Auto Accident
Anastasa Esparasse, age 35, waa
killed when he jumped from a Model
T Ford pick-uj last Sunday, March
10, and broke his neck.
He was riding on the back of the
car when it is supposed that the
radius rod suddenly became loosened
and the driver lost control of the
caY. Esparasse jumped in order te
be clear of the car but fell on hie
head and broke0 his neck.
The accident occurred three tnilee
east of Lyford on the Parker road.
The inquest wasoheld by R. FT. Green
and Dr. J. C. Strong.
The Mexican was a laborer working
in a grubbing camp and his friende
buried him in the Lyford Cemetery,
as he had no relatives near.
According to statements made by
those who saw the accident, all men
were drinking heavily.
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* Facts and Fancús t
REV: ALLBRITTEN antf MRS.
J. M. HERROD exchanging can.
R. W?GREEN enjoying a busy Rea-
son. HECTOR ST. PIERRE wonder-
ing who the Queen will*be. CQNNI1B
SANDERS admiring the new Dodge
and Plymouths. FLOYD HOLT show-
ing his new merchandise. HARRY
COOK arranging for the Corpa
Christ! gootPwill tour. -CHARLIE
JOHNSON moving his office. FRED
BURK smiling through. P. D. ÜS-
NER ready to give us some more
good coffee. FLUKIN ft RICHMOND
b h i piúa^yege tables.
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