Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1932 Page: 1 of 4
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For a Greater, Better Palacios Country—Agriculture, Industry, Commerce, Living
SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
PALACIOS, MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1932
VOLUME XXV NUMBER 15
Record Crowd Attends
Highway No. 71 Assn.
Meeting At Smithville
'The Clays the Thing'
Well Played by G. R.s
GOV. R. S. STERLING AND PARTY
ATTEND; PALACIOS IS
Highway No. 71 Association, com-
prising the towns and communities
E. B. Neiswanger
Central P. & L. Co.
"The Clays the Thing," was clev-
erly put or. by home talent at the
High School auditorium, Tuesday nite,
under the direction of Mrs. R. L. Price.
It was given for the benefit of the
Girl Reserves, who enlivened the en-
tertainment with their peppy songs
between acts. The local orchestra al-
so assisted by furnishing a lot of good
music. Tha crowd was not large, but
all were well pleased with the per-
formance of the young folks and
heartily applauded them. The cast in-
cluded Nancv Price, Ruby Redmon,
Price Barnett, Jack Menefee, Glynn
Report of County
The New Ford V-8
Shown Here Monday
PALACIOS WINS COUNTY CHAM-
PIONSHIP IN CLASS "B"; IN
CLASS "A" NEXT YEAR
t ~a j.. i t. i • x At a rccent meeting of (he Central i Harris, Alton Queen and Paul Stram-
from Austin to Palacios, was enter- i Power and Lif?ht Company's board of blad.
tamed at Smithville Thursday evening directors, E. B. Neiswanger was re- | .
elected prpsidfnt of the company. In-
cluded among other officers re-elected
were S. M. Udden, H. C. Loehr and
J. K. McCoy, vice-presidents; W. E.
by Smithville Chamber of Commerce,
joined by the Smithville Lions Club,
who observed Ladies's Night on this
same momentous occasion. The scene
of the gathering was in the spacious ( Dickerson, assistant to the president;
dining room of Hotel Pines, with the , \y. D. Boone, secretary-treasurer; D.
ladies of the Methodist Church in Carlsen, assistant secretary; E.
charge of serving the more than 200 Rhodes, assistant treasurer; and
guests. With three exceptions every q. Menger auditor.
rtlflf f Alll l>n>] nmvlwxinii.. <Un . . .
Held Friday Nite
city, town and community along the
entire route was represented by an
enthusiastic delegation and sets a rec-
ord for attendance at these gather-
ings, which are held every two months
for the purpose of engendering clos-
er friendships and creating closer co-
operation in seeing that the improve-
ment of this highway is carried on.
The early arrivals from out-of-town
were taken in charge by a committee
from the C. of C. and taken on trips
over the city, to nearby improved
farms, pecan and fruit orchards, to
the site of Buescher State Park with
its 150 broad acres, and to Lake View
Park with its $35,000 open air nata-
torium overlooking placid Shipps Lake,
and were returned to the hotel in time
for the lunchcon.
Arriving at the hotel the guests
were welcomed by a group of young
ladies in charge of the checking room,
registrations and favors. The recep-
tion room had been artistically decor-
ated with a profusion of carnations,
fuschia, calendula, prim roses and pot-
ted plants, a courtesy of Mrs. J. F.
Marrs. The dining hall had been ar-
ranged for three long tables, and at the
upper end accomodated an improvised
stage in the nature of a picture frame
flag draped with the flag3 of nations
figuring in Texas history and in keep-
ing with the theme of the evening's
program. Table decorations aho car-
ried out the historical theme thru long
streamers of colored paper harmon-
^"^Uerwrerfiags and representing
roiSHRroys along which traveled the
Indian litter, the bronco and stage
coach, the covered wagon and. the
eventual automobile and motor truck.
The centerpieces depicted typical
cattle scenes of the early days, jnce
rock strewn, semi arid, with cactus
and chaparel; another with luscious
grass, century plant and moss covered
oaks; yet another of native rock with
majestic pines and sparsely grass cov-
ered knolls; but all with their herds
of buffalo and cattle.
Governor R. S. Sterlang and Party
From Austin in Attendance.
Highway No. 71 Association exper-
ienced a singular honor at its Smith-
ville session in that Governor and
Mrs. Ross S. Sterling, Adjutant Gen-
eral Wm. W. Sterling a/\d the latter's
mother were OB-'-fiand to enjoy the oc-
casior. ivrth their friends from this
section of the Lon? Star State. Other
notables present included Oscar Hol-
comb, former mayor of Houston; for-
mer Senator Paul Page of Bastrop:
Merton L. Harris, district attorney of
the 21st Judicial District; and Leslie
D. Williams, county judge of Bastrop
county, a man who has worked untir-
ingly in the development of the link
in Highway No. 71 traversing through
Preceding the business session the
Association enjoyed a rare treat in the
nature of a Lion Ladies' Night pro-
gram which was under the direction of
Mrs. E. Clay Williams, whose reputa-
tion and success in putting over bril-
—^"SHKitjnusical programs stands without
a peer. "The theme of her program
was "Texas Trails Under Six Flags,"
and was introduced by her in an inter-
esting sketch from the early days of
Texas rivers, the first Indian trails,
and coming along the almost forgotten
early trails of the first Spaniards out
of Mexico, the early French, the trails
of the Spanish Missions, the Republic
of Texas, annexation, the cowboy
Another gracious hospitality was
At the same meeting of the board (added to the social calendar of the
of directors the regular quarterly div-
ident was declared on the company's
preferred stock, the dividend to be
payable on May 2 to all stockholders
on record as of April 15.
TRIP TO SMITHVILLE
VISIT OF BISHOP QUIN
In another column will be found a
very lull account of the meeting of
Wiphway No. 71 Association at Smith-
ville, as forwarded by Mr. Bastian,
the very efficient Secy of the Smith-
ville C. of C. There were five dele-
gates present from Palacios, Mrs. J. F.
Barnett, Mrs. J. W. Dismukes, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Nester and G. F. Gilles-
pie. It was hoped that a larger dele-
gation would go, but owing to busi-
ness duties some of those who had
hoped to go, were prevented. P. F.
Campbell atended the first meeting of
the association and almost all the
meetings since, but he was unable
to go because of illness. We are glad
to record that he is now around again.
We had beautiful weather for the
165 mile drive to Smithville. Is any
time of the year more interesting than
April in Texas? Robert. Browning
has a little poem, written from Italy,
Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there,
But any Texan would gladly substi-
Oh, to be in Texas,
Now that April's there.
The most striking thing on our
journey was the beauty
We, tha pupils of the Agriculture
Class, would iike to announce the pro-
duction of another play. This is strict-
ly an agriculture pla^ and the funds
from this are to go to the payment
of the shop which was built a year
ago last September.
We would like to announce that this
play will be very well played as the
cast has been very carefully selected
and sponsored by our supervisor, Mr.
Wellborn. The date has not been de-
cided upon for the night of production
but will be announced in next week's
The name of the play is "The Val-
ley of the Ghosts," which is a mystery
, play in three acts and has plenty of
the wild excitement for everyone. The play is
The banks on either side made up of eight major characters,
o1 the pavement, and along the rail- j four of which are negroes. The play
i road, were covered with bluebonnets, is very funny and we think all the
Indian blankets, wild phlox, and spider citizens of Palacios will like it,
lilies. We wondered once again how
Wednesday Club Friday night, when
the annual banqeut for the husbands
and sweethearts of the members was
held at the spacious home of Dr. and
Mrs. J. R. Elliott. The committee
in chai-ge had spared nothing in the
way of entertaining the guests. A
most delicious three course dinned
of roast turkey with all the fixin's
was served on beautifully laid tables.
A colonial theme was carried out in
decorations with handmade paper dolls
ill colurful dresses, as place cards and
favors. After due justice had been
done the beautiful feed tables were
arranged for forty-two and the guests
enjoyed a number of highly interest-
ing games. The committee for this
delightful affair included Mesdames
Elliott, Salsbury, Price, Koerber, Fau-
bion, Hayes, Brandon, Barnett, Burton
TO GIVE PLAY, 'THE
VALLEY OF GHOSTS"
in Warwick Castle and wonder at noth
ing." And we said, too, deep down
in our hearts: "How wonderful it is to
change occasionally from the prairie
to rolling land—hills and valleys—
the valleys covered with wild flowers
and the hills with trees." It is pleas-
ant to recall that the first altar to the
one true God was erected under an
oak—the oak of Mamre, as recorded
in the 12th Ch. of Genesis. Here
Abram worshipped the Lord, and re-
ceived guidance from Him. It is well
worth remembering that this first
form of worship took place in the open
air, and'was the percursor of all our
temples, synagogues, cathedrals and
We noticed that cultivation of the
soil is much farther along in the neigh-
borhood of Schulenberg and LaGrange
than at home. This is probably be-
cause of the severe cold here in Pa-
lacios early in March, which killed the
young corn. Partly, too, because of
the better drainage and different soil
in the districts mentioned.
trails, eventual roads in the days of .A,™™ Z thl
the Spanish American War and on to Smithville, Ihe arrangements for the
our present system of wonderful high-
ways. Each step of the way was in-
terestingly illustrated by a series of
maps,"ana the splendid attention given
Mrs. Williams (was a tribute to her ex
cellent talent in story telling. A tre-
mendous ovation greeted her as she
summed up her story with "The Trails
of the Long Ago Have Become the
Roads of Yesterday and the Highways
of Today." The program continued
with the presentation of voice and
piano numbers, Mrs. Williams accom-
panist, and readings, with the artists,
as living pictures appearing upon the
izri^l?iS"fo7Thetgdeaivn and recorded in
tumes_descriptive of their day and am)ther 1co]^mn(' was q£ite original.
* j. ,„rv .... ». ~ T oj. i and interesting. It is interesting, too,
Indian— The White Dawn Is Steal- to iecord that all those taking part in
ing, Cadman—Mrs. H. E. Dain. I it live in Smithville. No higher corn-
French— Prelude in C Minor, Cho-jpjjmenj. coujd be paid Smithville than
pin—Tom Putnam, (piano.) _ to say that it is a musical city. Add
"Le Passe Avignon," Beriot—Mrs.
Edward Morgan, (piano.)
Spanish- "Estrellita," Ponce—Mrs. G.
The U. S
(See "RECORD CROWD," Pago 3)
flowers got their glorious colors, by
what strange alchemy the soil, and the right kind of prosperity will come,
air, and the sunshine, and the rain, The greatness of a nation or of a city
and the dew, were transformed into does n°t depend only on commerce and
the hues of the Indian blanket and the ; art and science. It depends primar-
bluebonnet. It was John Ruskin who i i'y °n its faith, its ideals, and its
said: "It is better to live in a cottage j spirit.
and wonder at everything, than live | The delegates from Palacios wish to
acknowledge the warm welcome re-
ceived. We acted as ambassadors from
our little city. It was pleasant to
hear soma of our friends in Smith-
ville say they were going to visit us
this summer. Palacios must have
something to attract them when they
* * +
On last Sabbath afternoon, Palacios
was honored by a vist from Bishop
Quin, who preached in the Episcopal
Church at 3 o'clock. It it not neces-
sary to say that the Bishop is much
loved and highly respected throughout
his diocese. In his younger days ho
was a well-known tennis player. He
is a past president of the Houston
Rotary Club, and, I think, a past Dis-
trict President. Bishop Quin is one
ot tht busiest churchmen of any de-
nomination. The word "apostle" in
the N. T. means "one who is sent"
and the Bishop is a true apostle—
all 'he time going from place to place
visiting Churches, and fulfilling the
word? of Paul: "And I am sure that,
when I come unto you, I shall come
in the fulness of the blessing of the
Eospol of Christ."
There war, a large attendance pres-
ent at the Episcopal Church and the
Bishop preached an excellent sermon.
He began by referring to the econom-
ic depression in this and other coun-
tries and said: "No question was more
universally asked than:—"How can
we find a way out'?" The preacher
told us that exactly the same ques-
tion was asked in the New Testament
in the Gospel of Saint John, Ch. 14,
v. 5: "How Can We Know the Way?"
The answer to all our questions and
all our problems—economic, political,
scinntfic, educational, and social—is
found in the words of Jesus: "I am
ths way, and the truth, and the lifev"
When nations and individuals obey the
teachings of Jesus then will come to
"ass th» fulfillment of the promise:
"Seek first the Kingdom of God and
His righteousness,' and all these things
shall be added unto you." Nations
and individuals are divided in their
loyalties: "Ye cannot serve God and
mammon," and there can be no true
spiritual and moral and social well-
heinR' while this is so. Jesus asks un-
d'vid d allegiance. When this is giv-
en then national and individual bless-
edncrs will come in accordance with
the words: "Happy is the people whose
God is the Lord." (Psalm 144, v. 15.)
Bishop Quin was listened to with
marked attention, and his sermon was
After the Service many of those
vr'sent were asked to meet Bishop
Quin, and Rev. and Mrs. Engle, at the
home of Mrs. Farwell.
meeting, the program, and the meet-
ing itself were worthy of all praise.
At the recaption before the dinner it
was pleasant to meet the Governor
once again, and Mrs. Sterling, and Ad-
jutant General Sterling. To those of
us who take a deep interest in (he
well-being of our little city, it was
good to hear Palacios mentioned more
than once. It was referred to as the
terminus of Highway 71, as the train-
ing ground of the Texas National
Guard, and Governor Sterling in his
speech referred to Palacios as the
home of "the finest oysters and the
sweetest shrimp along the Coast." The
to this that it is a1*clean-looking town,
and you have said much in its favor.
The population of Smithville has de-
creased some in the last few years.
Mexican— La Paloma, Yradier Mrs.' pt is U town at present of about 3,200
•?' . ri <• ! inhabitants. It is a railroad town,
The Republic— Battle Cry of Free- containing the shops of the M. K, &
donrij Stuart—Mrs. Adolph E. Ad- f jn conversation with one of the
amcik, (reading.) _t ^ brothers Haney, he said that it was
Annexation— America, The Beauti- feejjng the economic depression, es-
ful," Ward—Mrs.. D._ B. Maney. 1 pecially from the point of view of
The Confederacy — Listen To The the railroad, and, too, farming.
Mocking Bird, Hawthorn Mrs. H., Judging by the interest that was
R. Tidwell. , i taken in the meeting by the. C. of C.,
The Cowboy, A Cowboy s Life, Lo- ^ Ljona Club, and the Ladies—it
max—Paul Ragsdale, (reading.) ' was Ladies' Night—Smithville will
The Hills Of Homo, nmprorf» t.rinmnVinnt.lv frnm present
, but the
emerge triumphantly from
depression. It will take tir
The County Interscholastic Meet was
held at Palacios, Friday and Saturday,
March 18-19. A fact remarked upon
frequently during the day was that
Matagorda County was not this year
forced to defer the meet on account
of rainy weather. Except that the wind
was high, weather conditions were
ideal. Representatives from most, of
the schools assembled in due time and
by 9:30 the contests were under way.
Several tangles arose'; but were set-
tled speedily and amicably.
The several directors are to be con-
gratulated upon the thorough prepar-
ation which they had made before-
hand and thus helped to make the
whole meet move off harmoniously.
The exhibits of school work were not
as large as in former years because
the committee had adopted the plan of
local eliminations and thus limited
the number and the character of the
exhibits from each school.
The complete report of the results
of the county meet follows: Bay City
is the only class A school in inter-
scholastic league work, in the county
by virtue of the fact that her enroll-
ment in high school exceeds 120. Pa-
lacios classifies as a class A school
for next year which will make the
contests in this class more interesting.
Seniors, High School — Palacios,
Juniors—Palacios, Blessing, Gulf.
Seniors, Grammar School—Palacios,
by default, 15.
Juniors—Blessing 20, Collegeport
15, Bay City 10.
Seniors, Rural Schools —Ashby 20,
Cedar Lane 5.
Juniors—Pledger 20, Clemville 15,
Sub-Juniors—Van Vleck 20, Clem-
ville 15, Wadsworth 10.
Class A School—'Bay City by de-
Class B Schools—Gulf 20, Palacios
15. Markham 10.
Ward Schools—Bay City 20, Pala-
Rural Schools—Cedar Lane 20, Van
Vleck 15, Ashby 10.
Boys—Bav City by default 15.
Girls—Palacios 20, Collegeport 15,
Bay City 5.
Gulf 20, Bay City 15, Palacios 5.
Class A Grammar Schools— Bay
City by default 20.
Class B—Palacios by default 20.
Rural—Van Vleck 25, Wadsworth 5.
Senior Boys, High School—Palacios,
Carl Trull 15: Bay City, Ed Gaudet
10; Blessing, Bomar Wooten 7.
Senior Girls—Collegeport, Frances
Eisel 15; Gulf, Gladys Harbison 10;
Palacios, Marian Nester 7.
Junior Boys—Palacios, Kinard 15;
Bay City, Lewis 10; Markham, Rush
Junior Girls—Palacios, Melba Koer-
ber 15; Gulf, Lucille Smith 10; Bay
City, Joyce Steves 7.
Senior Boys, Rural—Ashby, Legg
15; Cedar Lane, Sands 10; Van Vleck,
Senior Girls—Van Vleck, Cleone
Fondren 15, Cedar Lane, Clara Fro-
berg 10; Ashby, Barbara McKissick 7.
Junior Boys—Pledger 15; Wads-
worth, Sutherland 10; Van Vleck,
Junior Girls—Cedar Lane, Virginia
Newman 15; Ashby, Ruby McKissick
10; Wadsworth, June Mangum 7.
Midfield, 12Vfc; Clemville, 12V£—tie.
Matagorda 20; Van Vleck 7Va;
Bay City 20, Van Vleck 15, Pala-
High School—Palacios by default.
Grammar Schools — Palacios and
Rural Schools—Lukefahr, Sargertt,
Senior Boys Track and Field
120-yd. High Hurdles—D. Taber,
Palacios, first, 5; Johnson, Markham,
second, 3; C. Johnson, Palacios, third,
100yd. Dash—Curtis, Palacios, first,
5; Faubion, Palacios, second, 3; F. Bar-
rett, Palacios, third, 2; I). Taber, Pa-
lacios, fourth, 1.
880-yd. Run—Curtis, Palacios, first,
5; Hunt, Bay View, second, 3; Logan,
Blessing, third, 2; Glaros, Palacios,
220-yr. Low Hurdles—Johnson, Pa-
lacios, first, 5; Rush, Palacios, second,
3; Taber, Palacios, third, 2; Johnson,
Markham, fourth, 1.
440-yd. Dash—F. Barrett, Palacios,
first, 5; Swable, Gulf, second, 3; Loth-
ridge, Palacios, third, 2; Znmanek,
Blessing, fourth, 1.
220-yd. Dash—Curtis, Palacios, first,
5; Faubion, Palacios, second, 3; F.
Barrett, Palacios, third, 2; Knebel,
Midfield, fourth, 1.
Mile Run—Adams, Bay View, first,
5; Hickey, Markham, second, 3; R.
Curtis, Palacios, third, 2; Johnson,
Markham. fourth, 1.
Mile Relay—Palacios, forfeit, first 5
100-yd. Dash—Gibbons. Cedar Lane,
first. 5; Sands, Cedar Lane, second,
3; Jones, Cedar Lane, third, 2.
Pols Vault — Joe Cadriel, Cedar
Lane, Gibben, Cedar Lane, Ralph Ca-
dripl. Cedar Lane, default, 5-3-2.
Pole Vault—Hickey, Markham, first,
5; Sparks, Markham,Esecond, 3; Jesse,
(See "REPORT Page 3.)
A new FordV-8 cylinder car, the
latest sensation in ths automobile
world, was on exhibition at the show
| rooms of the Palacios Auto Co., Inc.,
j Monday from 7 a. m. until noon, and
was viewed with admiration by many
j from all over this section of the coun-
ity. Several orders were booked for
delivery during the morning, and from
the many complimentary remarks
; heard there are many more who ex-
pect to become owners of one of these
, new models in the near future. The
| n: vv car went from here to El Campo,
where it was shown in the afternoon.
Met Friday, April 8
State Highway Commission
Assures Support of County
Road Improvement Program
Started on Hiway
71, Before Paving
On last Friday afternoon, April 8th,
the County Health Committee met for
tha first time since February 12th, the
March meeting having been put off
because of the cold weather on the
regular meeting day. Fe^y commun-
ities were represented at this meeting,
Mesdames C. B. Robertson and J. W.
Neary, of Bay City; Mrs. A. B. Pierce
of Blessing; Mrs. L. B. Hall of Pled-
ger; and Mesdames Patricia Martyn
and Claire Pollard, of Matagorda
Count, being the only members pres-
The Treasurer's report showed a
balance of $72.11 to date. This amount
is the result of several projects, among
which are the Palacios Little Theatre
play and the Gulf Relief Fund.
Mrs. Martyn gave a most Interest-
ing report of her month's work, and
the Committee coir.mcndcd the County
Nurse highly for her splendid services.
The negro doctors of the County
have asked that services be secured
from the State of a negro nurse to as-
sist in some special work among the
negro schools. The Committee approv-
ed the plan and this will no doubt be
carried out in the near future.
The Committee adjourned until May
14th, which will be the next regular
Local Boy Scouts
Enjoy 2-Day Hike
Work has been started by the Dexter
Construstion Company, in getting the
preliminaries done on Highway 71
from El Campo north to the Colorado
County line, in preparation for the
pouring of the concrete. A warning
sign has been placed on this route at
the intersection of Highway 12 in the
city, and a fence has been built across
the right of way near the Jones Creek
S. P. S. T. Hall, as that is where the
work will start first.
Good weather will see rapid prog-
ress made on this project and by early
fall a paved highway will be acces-
sible in four directions.—El Campo
IS ANXIOUS TO FINISH HIWAY
60 AND 57; LAST OF STATE
ROADS IN THE COUNTY
By ALTON S. QUKEN
Last Saturday, April 9, at about
6 a. m., 22 Boy Scouts, with Scout-
master, George Hunter, and Asst.
Scout-master, Paine, in charge, started
for the Carancahua river for a hike
and over-night stay. They arrived at
the East Carancahua bridge south of
Francitas about 9:30 and the next
move was to pitch camp. Tents were
put up and drained. Fires then built
in frontiersmen style and soon the air
was filled with the fragrace of fried
bacon. When everyone had finished
this most appetizing out-duor lunch,
a rest period was enjoyed until 12:30.
Then an hour was spent gathering
good wood, enough to do the entire
stay. Taking precaution and making
ready before hand for the last day, j
develops what is known as the Boy'
Scout Motto, "Be Prepared."
From 1:30 until 2:30 p. m. the
Scouts were put through a good drill
workout and the improvements the
boys are making in this work is very
commendable. Several Scouts were
given opportunities to direct and use
different patrols for parade problems.
After the drill practice, those who de-
sired took a swim, and Scoutmaster
Hunter noted there were a number
of good swimmers. Two of the Scouts
passed tha 50 yard test. Other Scouts
could have passed the test, but only
two were eligible to try.
Out of the water and thirty minutes
of snappy games made everyone ready
for lunch, so at 3:30 fires were start-
ed and again the boys were happily
engaged. Performances of the day,
the fun it was going to be to scare
some one on guard duty and plans
for the next day were eagerly dis-
At 4:30 all Scouts were called to-
gether for 30 minutes of Bible study,
with Junus Paine directing. After
which they were dismissed for to do
as they pleased. Some held patrol
meetings, others climbed trees, and
explored the woods, while others so
full of mischief played many jokes on
the Scouts and a few wanted to line up
to the tenth Scout Law (a Scout is
brave,) so much they didn't even spare
When play hour was up, all gather-
ed around the fire for a short camp
fire ceremony, and then were off to
bed except those who were on duty.
Sunday morning every Scout was
ready for breakfast at 6:30, from then
until 9:30 they were engaged in var-
ious activities and passing different
tests. Then a 30 minute Bible study,
in which all the boys took part. More
games followed the service and a fin-
al lunch was prepared. At 11:30 the
Scouts bade the camping grounds a
farewell and were soon bound for
home, reaching Palacios about 2 p. m.
with about all the baggage, etc. they
took, wearing an exceptionally red
color on their faces and ready to greet
the bed with a Scout smile at an
Palacios Scouts are now looking for-
ward to the Spring Jamboree at Bay
Citv next Friday and Saturday, Ap-
ril 22 and 23. —Reporter.
In the second major clash of the
season, Palacios has proved to be
dea^h to opposing pitchers. The
Sharks wolloped Ernest Beard for 18
Gulf got off to a big lead but the
Sharks kept hitting in the pinches
until lliey overcame the lead in the
Maples took batting honors with 4
hits, one a triple. Tencn, Baldres and
Hogg each got 3 hits in 5 times up.
Freddie Baldres was in good form
Sunday as 15 Gulf batters fell victims
to his dazzling speed and puzzling
Palacios plays Angleton next Sun-
day at the local ball park on Pavil-
ion Street. Angleton has one of the
best clubs in this part of the country.
Everyone come out and see a good
Sunday's line-up follows:—
R. Burgan. rf
Baldres, 3b, p
Snider, p. 3b
Hunter, If -
Totals - -
41 18 10 27 4 G
AB H R PO
39 8 8 27 11 3
SUMMARY:—2 base hit, Watkins; 3
base hits, Maples, 2, Wilkerson; stol-
en bases, Shelton, Frosclair; doublp
By long distance telephone this
morning, State Highway Engineer,
Gibb Gilchrist, assured Matagorda
County through Resident Engineer,
E. N. Gustafson, that the Highway
Commission is anxious to support the
Commissioners' Court of Matagorda
County in finishing its huge Highway
improvement program in 1932.
The Highway Department is re-
questing the Commissioners' Court of
Matagorda County to pass resolutions
to the effect that County Aid be ten-
dered towards the early construction
of Highway No. GO from Bay City to
the Wharton County Line, and also
Highway No. -67 from Palacios to the
Jackson County Line, these being the
only remaining State Highway Pro-
jects in the county.
Highway No. 60 from Bay City
North is now booked for the April
23rd letting and Mr. Gilchrist is in
hopes that Highway No. 57 will be
advertised for bids in May so that
this project will be completed its en-
tire length to Corpus Christi befora
The Commissioners' Court will bo
in regular session tomorrow, the 15th,
inst., at wheih time action will prob-
ably be taken regarding these matters,
the entire court being extremely anx-
ious to complete the Highway con-
struction program as soon as possible.
By recent ruling from the Attorney
Gentral's Department, it will be pos-
sible for the county to pledge some
of the Available Road Bonds as Coun-
ty Aid and thereby eliminate the ne-
cessity of forcing the sale of the aaid
bonds at this time. Th?re now re-
mains $200,000.00 of the County Wide
Bond Issue unsold and when the two
remaining State Highway Project^
have been completed and all the bonds
finally sold, there will be approximate-
ly $150,000.00 surplus with which
funds the Commissioners' Court can
improve several important lateral
road sections in the County.
When these roads'liaVe ' oeeh
pleted the distance from Palaci
Port Lavaca will be 32 miles insfe!
of approximately 100 miles the pres-
ent distance. The distance to Cor-
pus Christi from all points in Mata-
gorda County will be reduced approx-
imately 50 miles.
The new alignment from Bay City
to Wharton is about 24 miles in
length and will reduce the present
paved road connection via Pledger and
Boling to Wharton by approximately
10 or 12 miles.
The Commissioners' Court is to be
congratulated on the fine co-operation
received from the State Highway De-
partment and from the fact that the
entire system as originally contem-
plated by the County Wide Bond Is-
sue will have been completed with
approximately $150,000.00 surplus and
in addition to which the Colorado Riv-
er Bridge was financed, Highway No.
57 from Palacios to the Jackson Coun-
plays, Beard to Shelby to Watkins; ty and the section of County
hits and runs off Snider, 4 and 6 in projtct No. 2 from Pledger to the
2 innings, off Balderes, 4 and 2 in 7 Wharton County Line, which was not
innings; base on balls, off Balderes 4, originally contemplated.
off Beard 4; struck jput by Snider u, Highway No. 60 was only intended
i to be topped with bituminous treat-
ment but will be entirely or concrete
by Balderes 15, by Beard 6.
J. W. SPENCER
J. W. Spencer died of a heart attack
at his home northeast of Palacios, HUGH D. RUTHVEN
Friday, April 8. Funeral services were : MARRIES VALLEY GIRL
held at the Methodist Church Satur- (
day afternoon, with burial service, con-
ducted by the Masons, in the city cem-
etery. Obituary next week.
JOHN STEWART PARKS
The marriage of Miss Donna
Schwarts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis F. Schwarts of Barreda and for-
I merly of Chicago, to Dr. II. D. Ruth-
ven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan
Ruthven of Palacios, was solemnized
John Stewart Parks was born in Thursday evening at the rectory of
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1843. With the Episcopal Church with Rev. R. O.
his parents, he came to Texas when Mackintosh, rector, officiating. The
13 years of age, making the journey only attendants to the couple were , ;
as much as possible by boat. The John Copeland and Lee Hester. Dr. y J —
family settled at Huntsville, and many and Mrs. Ruthven are making their'
of the relatives continue to make that home at the Miller Hotel. Mrs. Ruth-
section of the state their home. | ven has been in the Valley since Jan-
Mr. Parks was 17 years of age uary, accompanying her parents here
when the Civil War began. He imme- at that time.
diately volunteered his service and The above item taken from the
saw duty throughout the years of Brownsville Herald, will be of interest
strife between the States without be- to our readers as the groom was
ing disabled in any way. At the close reared here, attended our schools and
of the war he returned to Huntsville. graduated from the high school with
Here he met and wooed Miss Cynthia honors. He has a host of friends here
Spillers, the marriage taking place with whom we join in extending hearty
on Feb. 17, 1869. With his bride he congratulations.
continued to make his home on a plan-
NO ONE IMMUNED—IT SEEMS
Col. and Mrs. Claude Adams, of
Camp Hulnn entertained members of
the Fortnightly Bridge Club and a
few guests on Tuesday evening. A
seven o'clock dinner was served after
which four tables of players enjoyed
the usual number of games. When
scores were counted Mr. and Mrs. N.
L. Hayes held high and Mi-s. Kimball
and Mr. C. L. de St. Aubin low, while
Mrs. Mayo and Capt. Washam held
high scores for the guests.
tation near Huntsville, until they mov-
ed to Palacios, in 1912. To this un-
ion four children were born, three
of whom survive, two daughters, Mrs. The marriage of Hugh J. Dismukes
W. T; Jones, of this city, and Mrs. to Alva Rittenhouse Buller took pl?r:
W. A. Wells, of Markham, one son, in Richmond, Friday, April 8th, with
Clyde Parks, of Bay City. Judge Myers of that city, officiating.
The deceased was a devout member Immediately after the ceremony, Mr.
of the Methodist Church, having unit- and Mrs. Dismukes resumed their
■ ed with that faith when 25 years of journey to Houston, where they visit-
age. He was a true Christian and ed with friends until Sunday, return-
friend, possessing a happy congenial ing to Palacios that evening, and are
manner, and was loved and admired now at home in an apartment at Ho-
by all who knew him. He ever looked tel Palacios.
on the bright side and during his four
months of illness never uttered a cross PUBLIC NOTICE
or fault-finding word. Was always . ,
ready to greet his friends with a hand Greenwood Post #476 American Le-
shakc and a joke up to the very last, g'on, hereby notifies the public that
I Death came peacefully about 5 p. m. it has withdrawn the use of its name
Wednesday, April G, and on Thursday m what was known as the Legion
| afternoon, beautiful and impressive Club, at the Biuebonnet Confection-
! funeral services were held for him ery, and is in no wise connected with
at the Methodist Church, after which same. Wm. Clement, ommandar.
the remains were tAke.ii to the city ]
cemetery and i^WBTocl beside those of Waffles creamed chicken, syrup and
his wife, who hJ^preceded him to the butter,
home bcyondiflj^eral yars ago, with a Served by Baptist ladies for supper,
J~ J U«, nw/ion. TTIanfinn rla\r fnv nnllf II lUln I'tPV ?
| military s<
ce rendered by Green-
476 American Legion.
Election day, for only a quarter;
If you don't come and eat you oughter.
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