Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, April 21, 1922 Page: 2 of 4
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Published every Friday
Entered at the Palacios Post Office
ao second class mail matter
J. W. DISMUKES Publisher
MRS, EARL GRANT, Local Editor
tne year $1:60
Six months $1:00
Making Money For
Many A Farmer
The Friendswood Orchards
Company, which was recently or-
ganized to grow Magnolia figs,
announces that it will immediate-
ly begin developing over 700
acres of land near Friendswood,
18 miles southwest of Houston.
In speaking of the plans of the
company, Lenoir Hunt, president
of the Industrial Development
Company and general manager
of the new orchards company,
"We have no stock for sale,
the company being financed by a
few Houston business men. We
expect to plant 100 acres to Mag-
nolia figs for our own account,
and to develop the remaining
acreage and sell to actual settlers.
"The Friendswood section is a
prosperous community, made up
largely of successful fig growers.
These growers have a very effec-
tive organization. There are
four preserving plants near by,
offering yearly or ffve-year con-
tracts for all the figs produced.
"It is a well-known fact that
the demand for figs far exceeds
the supply. Preserved figs from
here are being shipped all over
the country —to Los Angeles,
Canada and even to Scotland,
England and France. The fig
industry has passed the experi-
mental stage; the markets are
world-wide and well established.
' 'The fig crop is one of of the
surest and most profitable of
South Texas. One Friendswood
grower reports that during the
past twelve years his trees have
experienced only three hard
freezes, and that during those
three jtears he harvested a crop
40 to 60 per cent normal. We
have signed letters from grow-
ers, confirmed by written state-
ments, of the preserving com-
pany, that Friendswood growers
are making as high as $358. per
acre. One grower just below us
last year made $612.11 an acre
on nine acres. —Houston Chroni-
The Palacios country is better
suited to the growing of figs than
the Friendswood country. Our
soil is better and we are not sub-
ject to so severe freezes. We
have only had two killing freezes
in the last 12 years. There is
no question at all that figs io the
•coming crop around Palacios,
just as it is around Friendswood.
The local fig companies are here
to stay and we understand will
give yearly or five year contract
to anyone desiring to put in a fig
orchard. This year there has
been some new acreage put in and
we understand that next year
about fifty acres are going to be
planted to figs in the Palacios dis-
fixtures: a good
• Fine building for
Garage tools, J
1 h. p. gas engine.
All in A1 shape.
8-tf. See L. R. Hecq, Box 254.,
Ford Sedan, . . $500.00
Ford Racy Roadster; 250.00
Ford Light Truck, . 130.00
Maxwell Touring, . 60.00
Ford 1-Ton Truck, . 150,00
CASH OR TERMS
Palacios Auto Co.
In a new package that fits the pocket—
At a price that fits the pocket-book—
'The same unmatched blend of
Turkish. Virginia and Hurley Tobaccos
★ 111 FIFTH AVE.
NEW YORK CITY
Miss Evalena Rockenbaugh
was the gnest of Miss Exie Legg
Mrs. P. P. Terry and little
daughter, Delia, visited her moth-
er, Mrs. W. H. Spoor, Sunday.
Mrs. J. Harvey and children of
Tivoli, are visiting her mother,
Mrs. D. N. Dunbar this -week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lane of Bay
City visited at the home of their
sister, Mrs. D. E; Spoor, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. I). Paulk and
children of Palacios visited at the
home of E. R. Legg Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stallard,
and Mr. Rick Rockenbaugh visit-
ed at the home of J. H. Rocken-
A few of the young people at
tended the church services con-
ducted by Rev. Curtis at Bay
View Sunday night.
The young people of this com-
munity enjoyed an entertain-
ment given at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Laslie Saturday
night. Refreshments were serv-
ed, such as cake, strawberries
Card of Thanks.
John F. Perry
I thank you.
The recent elec-
Showed a snow
Slide, and I was
Deeply under the
As I said before,
I thank you.
I shall be glad to
Have you call on
Me, by letter,
Phone or in
when I can
The Palacios Beacon will give
a full report each week of the oil
development work going on in
the Palacios field, and if you are
are not now a subscriber send in
$1.50 at once for a year's sub-
scription and keep posted on this
great oil field.
Crawford Fig Co.
Fine Preserved Figs
Just received a car load of 4 in.
and 6 in. Sewer pipe and fixtures
for house connections to Sewei
line. Call in and get our prices
they are right.
J. L. Pybus Planing Mill.
j Dry Goods, Hats, Shoes
SOLD FOR LESS
Brandon's Cash Store
We will make fresh ice cream
every morning, and would appre-
ciate an order in any quantity
from you to be delivered just
when you want it.
Crescent Drug Store,
J. D. Bowden, Prop.
Serve you in any
Manner, for I still
Aim to be your
January 1st ne£t.
I thank you.
Palacios town lots are cheap
now, I>ut oil development any-
where near will bring an advance
and you will wish you had bought
yours today. We believe our town
lots have an oil pool under them,
and the vacant part of town is
likely to be made into an oilfield
— then each lot may be worth a
fortune as they are all large
enough to put an oil well on. Do
not speculate in oil stock and
lose your money, but invest in a
few town lots while they are
cheap and you cannot lose, and
they may make you rich.
Easy monthly payments.
Call on or write,
Campbell Land Co.,
Winter Cabbage and Bermuda
Onion Plants, Ready now.
Prices: 10UU, »2.UU; 500 $1.26; 200
85 cents; parcels post prepaid.
Will not fill order for less than
100 plants of either cabbage or
onions. You may mix the order.
T. A. Walker, (the plant man.)
Bay City, Texas.
For Sale or Exchange
for Rio Grande Valley Land—
Magnificient 8-room house in Pa-
lacios, Texas, with modern im-
provements, garage, barn and
other outhouses on lots 160 by 190
feet facing the bay. Price
$6,500.00. Terms if desired.
15-2w. P. F. Campbell.
PEOPLE OF OUR TOWN
MOW, BILL, voo KUOW I'D LIKE
Vo GO LOOG£ TOMlGHT-—
BOY NOO NCMOW HOVJ VT (<©>-'»
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SATURDAY, APR. 22
WM. S. HART
in "THE WHISTLE"
A Paramount Picture
Also 1 reel Educational Comedy
Admission 10 & 35 cts.
Also LARRY SEMON in
Admission 10 & 25 cts.
WED.-THURS., 26 27—
in "A Trip to Paradise" U
Also KIMOGRAM NEWS
Admission 10 & 25 cents
If you want New Dry Goods
and New Shoes at Present
Lowest Prices—go to
'Best Goods and Lowest Prices—FOR THE CASH.
YOU CAN GET
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If you are not pleased with it
we will gladly refund you the
You will be pleased if your Groceries come from
A. J. Tatum Grocery Co.
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The Helpless I-Iubby Is trying to
Duck "uut of Something he Hates t<
Do by Drugging his Wife Into It. nc
uses her as an Alibi fox Everything
from his Failure to Make a Million,
to Dodging unpleasant Duties, and
thus acquires an Undeserved Reputa-
tion for being Henpecked. This
Shifty Guy is a Direct Descendant of
A HOME CORPORATION
Offers you a homesite in the
most beautiful city in the
South, at a price that will
make you money.
See Campbell Land Co.,
Here's a Recipe
1-2 Pkg. Cocoanut, 1 Lemon,
1-2 lb. Prunes, - 1-3 cup Sugar,
Wash and boil 1-2 lb. of Prunes with
couple slices of lemon. Remove pits
and replace with cocoanut. Boil the
prune juice with scant 1-3 cupful of
sugar to a syrup.
Serve with the syrup* also whipped
cream if convenient.
Follow same recipe for Peaches.
Apricots and other Fruits.
Curtis-Sisson Grocery Co.
"The Home of Quality Groceries." Phone 22
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Grant, Mrs. Earl. Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, April 21, 1922, newspaper, April 21, 1922; Palacios, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth411934/m1/2/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palacios Library.