Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 16, 1931 Page: 3 of 4
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Among recent signs and advertise-
ments the following are noted: "Pre-
pare for a long, dreary evening with
the radio." "Our tongue sandwiches
speak for themselves." "Try out pigs'
feet; we picl In our own."
.t!lbiti™ agents raided the farm Panics ShoW-GoerS
or William Baskendorf, near Salt Lake
City, without finding a still, but their
automobile got stuck in the mud and
Baskendorf charged them $2 to pull
In Comedy-Riot at
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That galloping, yip-yipping, sure-
j shooting son of the cactus belt, Jack
Oakie, rides across the silver-sheet at
| the Colonial Theatre, Sunday and Mon-
day, July l'Jth and 20th—and there-
by hangs a tale.
The tale is that Jack of the grin-
some pan is not a rough-and-ready
rancher at all. He's just a traveling
actor who dons chaps and spurs to
fool the Eastern guests who are out
West looking for thrilling realism in
And helping him in this comedy plot
are Eugene Pallette, Mitzi Green,
Stuart Erwin and Charles Sellon, vet-
erans of the art of making ribs bust
Erwin is the proprietor of the "Dude
j Ranch" in the Roockies who finds that
I his guests are threatening to leave his
i establishment because they have not
I been treated to real sights of real
j cowboys, Indians, desperadoes, gun-
duels and scalping such as they al-
I ways believed existed in the cactus
When the troupe headed by Oakie ]
gets stranded in his neighborhood,
Erwin hires them to pose as wild and
woolly residents of the vicinity.
The resulting activity around the
ranch keeps the guests in a continual
state of excitement and, it may as well
be said, keeps the audience in a con-
tinual state of uproarious mirth.
Of course complications arise when
a gang of real desperadoes come to
the hotel, posing as salesmen, and try
to shift the blame of a recent bank
robbery on Oakie, the self-styled king
It all ends up in a blaze of bigger
and bigger laughs.
Throughout the picture there is an
agreeable feeling of reality. Oakie's
pretty love'affair with Miss Collyer
is a pleasing ,/art of the plot. As in
"June Moon," the joy-giving Jack
proves that he can woo a girl and win
her as well as, or better than, the next
"Dude Ranch," in all, is a grand
comedy. It will do you good to see it.
A man named Navy Blue was re-
cently married to Blanche Chocolate
at Dillon, S. C.
A girl in Maspeth, N. Y., told the
court that she was earning her way
i through school by peddling liquor.
Jackie Farrell of Buffalo had to be
I taken to a hospital to have a harden-
ed wad of chewing gum removed from
C. W. Smith, a laborer of St. Louis,
told the 'magistrate he had forgotten
he had a wife when he was arraigned
on a charge of desertion.
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Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mitchell went to
Houston Tuesday for a few days visit
with kin folks.
Mr. Vic Johnson and the Maynard
Frankson family visited the Bill Farm-
er family at Wortham a few days last
M>\ J. S. Compton with the Humble
Oil Co. of Houston and two guests
were at Carancahua Beach over the
Mrs. Anita Major, MisB Schroeder
and Messrs Joe Martin and Frank
Kelley of Houston spent the week end
at Carancahua Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. Ragland and family
left Tuesday for their home in Hous-
ton after a two weeks visit with their
cousins, the Mitchells.
Mrs. S. Ryder and daughter, Mrs.
Avenell and children returned to Har-
risburg Sunday after a weeks outing
in the Avenell cottage here.
The Herbert Green family and their
guests, Mrs. Fairhurst and three
children went back to Houston Sun-
day after a delightful outing here.
Messrs Vic Johnson and L. J. Slaikeu
were in Edna on business Saturday.
They attended the meeting of School
Trustees of the County while there.
Miss Lydia Schomberg who is spend-
ing the summer with the W. C. Bran-
um family left Monday for a few
weeks visit with her people at Bren-
Jack Major who has been at the
Branum home the past five weeks left
Sunday for Houston. He will leave in
a few days for St. Louis where he will
visit his folks.
Mr. W. C. Branum and Miss Rhy-
donia Hamlink of Houston and Mr.
Jack Parks and daughter Marion of
Bay City came in Friday night for
a visit with the Branums. Mr. Parks
went to Houston Saturday and Mr.
Branum Sunday let the girls remain
for a week's fisit with Thelma.
Clara Bow Dares
Leave "IT" Fame
For Drama Honor
PUBLIC TO SEE FLAPPER FA-
VORITE IN NEW ROLE AT
COLONIAL, BAY CITY
"No business man in any town
should allow a newspaper published
in his town to go without his name and
business being mentioned somewhere
in its columns. This does not mean you
should have a whole, half or even
quarter page ad in each issue of the
paper, but your name and business
should be mentioned, if you do not use
more than a 2-line space. A stranger
picking up a newspaper should be able
to tell what business is represented in
a town by looking at a paper. This is
the best possible town advertiser. The
man who does not advertise his busi-
ness does an injustice to himself and
the town. The man who insists on
sharing the business that comes to
town, but refuses to advertise his own,
is not a valuable addition to any town.
The life of a town depends on the live,
wide-awake and liberal advertising
business men."—American Bankers
Is Clara Bow the victim of her own
Will the public, having known her
only as a gay-hearted, joy-loving, ex-
citement-seeking youngster, allow her
to exercise her talents in her chosen
field of dramatic portrayal?
These are the questions which have
been puzzling Paramount's little red-
head for several years past, and now,
with her first real dramatic role be-
fore the public, in "Kick In," the at-
traction at the Colonial Theatre, Bay
City, Thursday, July 23rd, she is anxi-
ously awaiting the verdict.
Director after director has seen in
Clara Bow the attributes which make
for lasting stardom in deep-down
emotional roles. Frank Tuttle lauded
her versatility when, in "Her Wed-
ding Night," he introduced her in
farce-comedy. Richard Wallace, who
directed Ruth Chatterton in "The
Right to Love," sees in Clara Bow an
outstanding dramatic personality.
Director Tuttle said recently, "Clara
Bow has a faculty for delivering per-
fect scenes without any preliminary
building up or preparation. That, to
my mind, is what makes her one of
the truly great actresses of the time.
Her new picture, 'Kick In,' gives her
an opportunity to do something differ-
ent and to display those fine acting
talents which, for so long, have re-
"Clara Bow brings to her dramatic,
emotional role in 'Kick In,' says Wal-
lace, "all the fire and verve which
made her the favorite of the flappers,
but, in interpreting the exacting role
of a girl who fights the law and the
temptations of lawlessness for love
and her man, she evinces a deep-felt
and compelling understanding of char-
acter which is seldom equalled, and
never surpassed, by any of the sci'een's
established dramatic favorites."
What's A Drouth?
It seems that a party of tourists
bumped into a group of hill folk in a
certain state. One lanky fellow was
willing to talk. "Well, suh, me and
Lem heah, we come from the real
backwoods. Yes suh, along our bend
of the crick old Pap Eason is about
the only fellow as knows how to r"ad
and write. So about seven of us chip-
ped in and subscribed for the Spring-
field newspaper, figgerin' to have Pap
read hit to us.
"Well; we done hit, and one day we
was sittin' around listenin' to him
read about where the paper said as
how everybody had ought to keep
plowln' their corn because hit appear-
ed like the drought was comin' and if
they did they'd shore be hard on the
corn crop. We was all sort of puzzled
and directly Mart Miller he says:
"Say Pap, what's a drought?"
"Well, Pap he pulled at his chin
whiskers a spell and stuck up a pipe-
ful of green terbacker, then he says:
'Well, Mart, if I ain't mightily mis-
took, a drought is one of them new-
fangled varmints that's a cross betwixt
a coon and a wildcat—anyway, they're
shore h—-on corn'."
More Chevrolet Sixes
Sold in First 5 Months
Than Any Other Car
(Continued from Page 1.)
of getting more settlers into this vast
rich County than to go into the North
and middle West looking for prospec-
Mr. Wadsworth is very optimistic
at this time in getting the Wadsworth
project satisfactorily settled up by the
first of the year.
One surprising continental advertis-
ing medium is the "sleeper" ticket.
When one obtains a reservation he re-
ceives what looks like half a tabloid
newspaper. Only the left hand column
constitutes the ticket proper. The re-
maining nine-tenths of the "broadside,"
save for brief dilingual official notices,
consists of announcements of ciga-
rettes, railways, and automobiles or
of statements of the comforts of hotels
from Paris to Constantinople. Even
the bills on the continental dining cars
have their liqueur advertisements
tucked away at the bottom.
In Italy, first-class compartments
have various advertisements affixed
behind glass on the walls, somewhat
after the manner of our street car
advertising cards. The feminine pas-
senger who wishes to apply powder to
a dainty nose before the mirror of a
first-class compartment must dodge
the ever - present liquor advertise-
ments. They are not pasted on the
surface but are built in, so to speak,
behind the glass.—Inland Printer.
Because the shoe fitted her, a wo-
man accused of throwing it through
a neighbor's window was fined 62
cents in court in Chicago.
Fair warning given by a Missouri
farmer in a notice posted on his fence:
"If any man's or woman's oxen or cows
gets in these here oats, his or her tail
will be cut off, as the case may be."
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BOX 42 PALACIOS. TEXAS
E. E. BURTON
Had a very pleasant visit with Mr.
Estelle of Cedar Lane the past week.
He is very anxious to make a success
with hog farming and at the same time
enrich his soil. He told of a four acre
block sown to sweet clover last March.
It is now carrying eight or ten horses
and sixty head of hogs and they are
nothing like keeping it down says Mr.
Estelle. He is very enthusiastic about
sweet clover and plans on twenty
acres of it next winter. He believes
it a good fore runner to alfalfa on
poor land, and of course he is right
Mr. Laird, claimed to be the best
balanced farmer around Wadsworth
gave us a new and sure method of sav-
ing meat in this section. He says he
has been having success with it for the
past ten years and never worries about
"the wrong weather at the right time"
thereby losing his meat. And it can be
done at any season or month in the
He says to simply kill your meat,
cut it into convenient chunks or pieces
and immediately boil for twenty
minutes in a strong salty brine, take
out and add soda to the water. Then
skim off and after the meat has been
packed down in stone jars, meat side
down, place a weight on it and pour
the brine over it until it is covered.
Sounds simple dosn't it ? Why not
give it a trial. Make the old farm sus-
tain herself in 1932 ? Instead of going
to Town empty and coming back full
reverse the order and we'll all be bet-
"Extra" Crowd is
Assigned to Easy
One hundred and fifty extra play-
ers were paid to sit at little round
tables in a fashionable cafe, eat all
they wanted and watch a free-for-all
fight. They were atmosphere for the
glittering night club scene which
opens Paramount's production of the
Mary Roberts Rinehart story, "I Take
Adapted from the popular novel,
"Lost Ecstasy," "I Take This Woman,"
which will show soon at the Colonial
theatre, Bay City, is the story of a
wilfull rich girl whose escapades cause
her father to send her to a Wyoming
ranch. There she falls in love with a
ranch hand. Marriage, repentance and
love result. Gary Cooper and Carole
Lombard carry the featured roles.
Business To Be
Normal By Fall
New York, July 6,—A return of
business conditions to normalcy by
fall is predicted by 155 editors of trade
publications in their annual business
outlook survey published today.
Upturns are noted in sections of the
automobile industry, chemicals, mach-
ine tools, electrical power production,
texitiles, commercial bakeries, furni-
ture manufacturing, construction,
meat packing, shoe retailing an radio
Dr. Stephen I Miller, executive
manager of the National association
of Credit Men, says the upward slant
of the stock market will undoubtedly
have a stimulating effect on business.
The general tone of business, the
editor's survey shows is in the condi-
tion which usually precedes a general
The best and safest source of protein
for your poultry flock is milk. With
plenty of milk you can get plenty of
eggs feeding nothing but corn and
1. Control lice and mites by painting
the roosts with Black Leaf 40, crank
case oil, and other disinfectants or coal
2. Supply plenty of fresh clean water
to all birds and they will not drink
from worm infected pools.
3. Keep clean, dry litter to a debth
of three inches during the month.
4. Sprinkling the walls with water
these long, hot days will make the
house much cooler.
5. Only a shelter for the range pul-
lets to keep them protected from rain
and sun is sufficient.
6. The light breeds should not be for-
ced during this month, heavier breeds
may need it.
7. Cull the hens that arc not laying.
8. Feed the layers equal parts, by
weighing, of mash and grain.
Walter Champaigne was fined for
contempt of court when he applauded
a Kansan jury for acquitted a bootleg,
Two bandits blew a police whistle
to stop Vincent Costello of Pittsbcrg
in his motor car and robbed him of
Shifting of favor among low-priced
passenger car buyers from four to six
cylinder automobiles is definitely in-
dicated by registration figures for
the year-to-date now appearing in
leading automotive trade magazines.
Complete returns for the first five
months of the year reveal leadership
in passengen car sales having gone to
a six, Chevrolet having titled 303,110
cars in the period as against the
292,774 fours titled by the largest four
cylinder car manufacturer.
The trend is significant in that 1931
is the first year to see a six cylinder
car leading all other makes. Although
Chevrolet also occupied first place in
registrations several years ago, the
record then was made with the old
four cylinder Chevrolet before the
changeover to a six.
The month by month margin of 10,-
000 cars by which Chevrolet led the
runner-up this year was widest during
May, when Chevrolet titled 4,600 more
passenger cars than the leading four.
May registrations are further inter-
esting in that Chevrolet titled only
1,000 less cars than in the same month
During the first five months this
year Chevrolet titled 303,110 cars com-
pared with 333,174 for the same five
months of last year, which were re-
garded as normal. The drop of less
than ten per cent compares with a
comparable drop for the industry gen-
erally of about thirty per cent.
Indications of a general pickup in
retail buying as it affects Chevrolet
are contained in a comparison of regis-
trations for May with the same month
last year. Gains were recorded in the
Far West, New England, the Southeast
from North Carolina to Florida, the
Mideast in New York state, Pennsyl-
vania, New Jersey, and Maryland, and
the Midwest, notably Indiana and
A novel comedy idea is revealed in
the plot of "Dude Ranch," the Para-
mount picture which comes to the
Colonial Theatre, on Sunday and Mon-
day, July 19th and 20th next. The
story is based on the humorous novel,
"The Lone Rider of the Mojave," by
Milton Krims, ex-newspaper reporter
It deals with the happenings at a
big ritzy hotel in the Rockies when a
group of actors are hired by the
proprietor to furnish his unsuspecting
guests with scenes of real Western
bravado, daring and sharp-shooting.
Read the Ads in the Beacon
John Beard and Georpe Stonierf
near St. Louis were fined $5 for tying
a can to the tail of a dog which re-
fused to leave their farm.
Dr. Ernest Gleaves, blind osteopath
of Memphis, won a divorce from his
blind wife on charges of misconduct
with a former sweetheart, also blind.
Under cover of darkness unknown
persons sawed off and hauled away the
100 cedar posts which suppoi'ted a
fence surrounding a cow pasture at
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Henry Carter of St. Louis was sen-
tenced to jail for six months for steal-
ing six chickens from a neighbor.
The world's largest telescope, lo-
cated on Mt. Wilson, Calif., is equip-
ped with a 100-inch reflecting mirror.
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