Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 23, 1962 Page: 2 of 10
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
Thursday. August 23, 1962
The City By Th0 gea
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PUBLISHER MRS. J. W. DISMUKES
EDITOR & ADV. MANAGER JESSE V. DISMUKES
BUSINESS MANAGER HUGH J. DISMUKES
SOCIETY EDITOR & BOOKKEEPER MARY V. DISMUKES
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FROM THE EXCHANGES . . .
Citizens Protest Free Beer; 38,750
Receive Sabin Oral In Two Counties
A number of citizens were pres-
ent at city council meeting Mon-
day night representing civic and
(religious organizations to protest
the dispensing of free beer to the
public during the Governor For A
Day and All Nations Festival cele-
bration on September 8.-—El Cam-
Area residents turned out in
large numbers Sunday for the first
jn the series of Type I Sabin Oral
Polio Vaccine. An actual count, 9,-
760 residents, received the first of
the three Sabin dosages, which ac-
fcounts for about 70% of the total
population of the county.—Ga-
A Southern Pacific railroad crew
started work Friday on a general
"rehabilitation" of the company's
rail lines from Port Lavaca to Vic-
toria, in apparent preparation for
anticipated shipment of rock into
here for jetties on the Matagorda
Ship Channel.—Calhoun County
There were 13,21i2 doses of the
Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine admin-
istered in West Wharton County
Sunday as compared to 15,778 in
the eastern part of the county.
This makes a total of 28,990 doses
of the serum given in the county
which has a population of 38,000
people.)—El Campo Citizen.
In view of the excellent crop
prospects, Commissioners' Court at
Monday's regular meeting voted
to reduce drastically the roll of per-
son receiving surplus food com-
modities. County Judge W. H.
Hamblen estimated the roll now is
reduced to about one half, or ap-
proximately 400 persons.—Edna
El Campo, during the heat wave
of the past two weeks, has been
averaging 400,000 more gallons of
water daily than is normally used
during July and August, City Man-
ager Billy Wolff said Tuesday.—
El Campo Leader-News.
The Wharton City Council com-
pleted the addition of a large area
as they brought to a close a pro-
ject that has taken many months
of work by the Mayor and Council
members. Final action was taken
at Tuesday night's meeting that
brings inside the city limits the
.high school property and squares
up the outer borders of the city
Lacie May, who has moved to
Houston, has turned in his resigna-
tion as Veterans service officer for
Calhoun County. Leading choice
for his position is John Clegg,
former Port Lavaca mayor.—Port
Low Monthly Premiums
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The new lighting system at Edna
High Cowboy Stadium is going up.
A special light crew from the
Central Power and Light Co. Bay
City office are installing the sys-
tem. The 96 powerful lights in en-
closed fitxures are being erected
on new wood poles, and promise
to furnish the much improved grid-
iron lighting Edna has needed.—
El Campo's Volunteer Fire De-
partment is to get a new pumper.
The city council received three bids
Monday night and these are being
studied. These ranged from $22,095
to $21,693. The council will decide
which of the bids to accept at a
■special meeting Thursday, August
23.—El Campo Leader-News.
Whether or not the Clement
Cove Harbor Company may have
rail access to its property on the
Port Lavaca waterfront is being
studied by the Port Lavaca City
Council and the Port Commission.
The Bauer Dredging Company is
already building rail facilities on
the waterfront. Councilman A. L.
Burris believes that Clement Cove
should get equal consideration in
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FOR )OCK COUNTRY MOW, AS WELL AS FOP YOUR. FUTURE.
IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLY FILES
10 YEARS AGO
A large vote was expected Satur-
day in the Democratic run-off elec-
tions. The most interesting races
were T. W. "Buckshot" Lane and
wain inuiiiphun lui congressman
and C. W. Milam and G. R. Halli-
day for justice of the peace.
Eli Mayfield passed the June
state bar examination.
A total of 685 bales of cotton
had been ginned so far this sea-
son at the Palacios Co-Op Gin.
A $125,000 bond issue election
in regard to drainage and toppnig
of streets of Palacios was called
for Sept. 13.
Births announced were: Mr. and
Mrs. Oris Dyer, a boy; Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Sells, a girl; Mr. and
Mrs. E. O. Ramsey, a boy; Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Simons, a girl;
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Brooking, a
girl and Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Beard, a boy.
The Palacios Pirates defeated
league leading East Bernard Sun-
day 15-0. The winning pitcher,
Lowell Johnson faced only 31 bat-
Ju»t as soon os you place a dollar in our bank it re- £
ports for duty to the loan department. The first job
may be to help a man buy a car or tractor. It may
be used to finance a merchant, improve a home or
for any of a hundred duties that create employment
and stimulate business. When money is invested out
of town it does nothing to help local people. Bu*i-
s ness stagnates.
Buy at home and bank at home. Thafs the way to
1 , *—P <""" community a good placo in which to live x
r and raiM a family.
| The City State Bank Ot Palacios [
MEMBER F. D. I. C. 1
15 YEARS AGO
Formal opening of th» new Ford
dealership building, the Maddox
Motor Company, was announced
for Friday and Saturday.
Voters of the Ninth Congression-
al District will go to the polls
Saturday to cast their vote in a
special election for congressman
to fill the unexpired term of the
late J. J. Mansfield, who recently
R. P. Newsom, superintendent,
announced Tuesday, September 12
as the opening date for the 1947-
48 school term.
Arthur Henson celebrated his
22nd birthday by entertaining sev-
eral friends with a chicken supper.
Corp. John M. Ottino, parachut-
ist, won his wings while serving
with the 187th Glider Regiment of
the 11th Airborne Division in
Alexander Cunningham will be
commissioned an ensign in the
Naval Reserve on August 31 after
completing his training in the
Naval Reserve Officer Training at
the University of Texas.
20 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. N. I. Brotemarkle
were attendants for Miss Maurice
Taylor and A. J. Foerster Jr., who
were married recently in Edna.
Miss Taylor formerly was a teach-
er in the schools here.
Rita Hayworth was to make a
personal appearance at Camp Hu-
len, September 1.
Texas cotton farmers would re-
ceive loans at 85 percent of parity
on this year's cotton crop.
School registration was to begin
The following reports of men in
the service were reported: Lt.
Michael Alessandro had been as-
signed to Personnel A-l Wing
Staff of a Bombardier Wing under
the command of Brig. Gen. James
Doolittle. Lt. John Glaros was as-
signed to the 81st Armored Medi-
cal Battalion of the 11th Armored
Division. J. L. Koerber, Jr., a
liaison pilot in the Air Force, was
home on a 10 day furlough follow-
ing an appendectomy. Buddy Lin-
quist, serving in the Navy, had
been transferred to Newport,
No. 990 A. F. & A. M.
1st Thursday each month 8:00 p.m.
Visiting Brethren Always Welcome
J. Fred Huitt, W. M.
S. W. Wilson, Sec.
25 YEARS AGO
Gov. James V. Allred was to be
here Friday for a Divisional Re-
view at Camp Hulen, as a two
week training period of the Texas
National Guards was being brought
to a close.
Shrimp season opened and 31,-
000 pounds were brought in the
first day. From 25 to 30 boats were
making daily trips and bringing in
The 69th Coast Artillery Anti-
Aircraft Regiment of Fort Crockett
was coming to Camp Hulen for a
two week training period.
Mrs. Dean Hurd, president of
the Matagorda County Federation
of Women's Clubs, announced the
Van Vleck P.-T. A. would be host
for the federation's meeting on
Saturday, September 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Owen of
El Campo announced the birth of
a daughter, Mary Ann.
Close to six hundred bales of
cotton had been ginned this season
at the Farmer's Cooperative Gin.
30 YEARS AGO
A tropical hurricane raged
through Brazoria County in which
20 lives were lost and four or five
hundred were injured.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hunter cele-
brated their 47th wedding anni-
35 YEARS AGO
Gov. Dan Moody was a guest of
Major Gen. John A. Hulen and wit-
nessed a review of Texas National
D. M. Green disposed of the Mag-
nolia Petroleum Company Agency
to Guy Rupe.
40 YEARS AGO
The Summer Normal conducted
by M. M. Morris of Dallas closed
a successful nine week session.
The fourth session of Camp Palo-
mar was drawing to a close.
Drilling on Taylor No. 1 was
suspended at the depth of 3,852
Jimmy Hayes celebrated his 4th
birthday with a party at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
Fruit sign advising customers:
"Please don't squeeze me until
To escape criticism, live openly.
You've never heard any scandal
DR. JACK KAMN
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Box 307 El Campo, Texas
Sets Near-Record Hej
The temperatures In Ali£j
I desires Thursday
J3° 1 '' A
. No Relief
Wave Rounds 24;
Tie Record Monday
I no- 4
The heat has made news this summer.
Seldom has South Texas experienced so many consecutive
days with temperatures at or above 100 degrees.
Fortunately, electricity provides a way to escape the
heat and enjoy cool comfort. Air-conditioning, refrigeration
and other summer uses of electricity may cause your electric
bill to be larger but think of the value you get for every
electric service dollar. Can you think of anything else that
gives you so much comfort and convenience for so little cost?
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