Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 17, 1963 Page: 2 of 8
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Thursday, 'January 17,1963
PALACIOS BEAlCON, PALACIOS. TEXAS
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FROM THE EXCHANGES . . .
THIS TOO IS PUSH-BUTTON WARFARE
Regional Science Fair Al El Campo;
Port Lavaca Plans Park, Civic Center
El Campo will again be the
taiecca for outstanding young
scientists from this part of Texas
who will display their award win-
ning projects here at the 1963
Regional Science Fair on March 15
-and 16.—El Campo Leader-News.
A 10-point plan aimed at the
■creation of a Civic Center and
park area for the city of Port
Lavaca received council approval at
a special meeting Monday, and the
Parks Board was instructed to
•continue development of its plans.
—Calhoun County Times.
Post office business in Edna dur-
ing 1962 was about the same as
the previous year, showing an over-
all decrease of less than one per-
cent. Total receipts for the calendar
year 1962 were $63,155.18 compared
to $63,803.65 for 1961.—Edna Her-
"Final papers were signed Wed-
-nesday completing the sale of the
Sorrel property in the 300 block of
East Milam to the H. E. Butt Gro-
cery Company. No final plans as to
construction have been formulated;
Ihowever, plans are to construct a
multiple store unit on the property
with the principal business to be
■an H. E. B. food store.—Wharton
DR. JACK KAHN
Eyes Examined — Glasses Fitted
PHONE HI 3-2861 COLLECT
FOR YOUU APPOINTMENT
Fifth Floor National Bank Bldg.
The city of El Campo ended the
year 1962 with a total of 179
traffic accidents as compared with
201 for the year 1061. There were
50 injuries, one death and a total
of $58,809.04 in property damage
resulting from the accidents.—El
Two long-awaited fishing piers
for Calhoun County, expected to be
great tourist attractions for the
area, will soon become a reality.
The State Board of Control has
issued a call for bids on the piers
in Lavaca Bay, with 11 a.m. Jan-
uary 24 as the deadline for sub-
mitting them.—Port Lavaca Wave
El Campo's annual postal re-
ceipts showed the effect of the loss
of migrant cotton pickers to mech-
anized cotton gatherers, Postmas-
ter Bill Anthis reported. El Cam-
po's postal receipts for 1962 total-
ed $123,546.20. Those for 1961
were $124,628.30, a loss of $1,077.10
this year over last year.—El Cam-
Aransas CuUnl> Schools have
been selected as one of a hundred
to contribute to the "Beat School
Practices Yearbook for 1963," ac
cording to T. E. Dannelly, director
of instruction.—Rockport Pilot.
The Edna school board Monday
voted to extend Supt. Jerry
Jacobs' contract for another two-
A detour is necessary to travel
ers bound for East Bernard as con
struction began Wednesday on the
bridge on Highway 60 over the
West Bernard River. All traffic is
routed over the all v.-eather MilWs
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IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLY FILES
10 YEARS AGO
Dr. N. E. Runyon was elected
president of the Chamber of Com-
merce to succeed Dr. L. A. Wilcox.
John C. Richards was elected 1st
vice-president; Glen Dale Clay-
bourn, 2nd vice president; Irvin
Petersen, secretary and Eli May-
Postal receipts at the local office
increased $0,710.80 in 1952 over
the previous year.
Deputy Sheriff E. T. Miller was
given a no bill verdict by the Mat-
agorda County Grand Jury in the
fatal shooting of George Sanchez.
In li952, deposits at the City
State Bank were $2,948,084.23, top-
ping the 1951 amount by $461,-
15 YEARS AGO
The Edd Buffaloes had sold their
farm west of Palacios, where they
had lived for 23 years, and moved
to Blomington where they had pur-
chased a grocery store.
Doris Slaughter was chosen Mat-
agorda County Gold Star Girl for
The Rotary Club journeyed to
Blessing and was taken on a tour
through the Blessing Rice Dryer
following a dinner at the Blessing
James H. Selkirk announced his
candidacy for county tax assessor-
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse A. Legg
were the parents of a baby boy
born January 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Claybourn an
REPORT OF CONDITION OF
THE CITY STAR BANK OF PALACIOS
•of Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, at the close of business on
December 28, 1962.
"Cash, balances with other banks, and cash items in
process of collection $ 741,057.23
United States Government obligations, direct and
Obligations of States and political subdivisions 472,697.85
Loans and discounts (including $1,034.14 overdrafts) 916,229.78
Bank premises owned $71,250.00, furniture and
fixtures $18,000.00 89,250.00
Other assets 2,900.00
TOTAL ASSETS $4,037,816.66
Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and
Time and savings deposits of individuals, partnerships,
and corporations 182,515.33
Deposits of United States Government (including
postal savings) 38,205.94
Deposits of States and political subdivisions 868,893.54
Certified and officers' checks, etc 12,246,61
TOTAL DEPOSITS $3,734,577.38 xxx xxx xx
(a) Total demand deposits 3,510,562.05 xxx xxx xx
(b) Total time and savings deposits 224,015.33 xxx xxx xx
Other liabilities 41,991.00
TOTAL LIABILITIES $3,776,568.38
Capital: (a) Common stock, total par value $75,000.00 75,000.00
• Surplus 75,000.00
Undivided profits 47,759.70
Reserves (and retirement account for preferred capital) .... 63,488.58
.TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 261,248.28
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $4,037,816.66
rI,'M. M. Brooking, President, of the above-named bank do solemnly
swear that this report of condition is true and correct to the best of
. my knowledge and belief.
M. M. BROOKING
R. B. Trull, Eli Mayfield, F. S. Tegge, Directors.
-STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF MATAGORDA
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of January, 1963.
und I hereby certify that I am not an officer or director of this bank
LAURA GAY FORD, Notary Public
iMy commission expires June 1, 1968.
Lane road, which connects Highway
59 and Highway 60.—Wharton
The high honor of giving the in-
vocation for the opening of the
58th session of the Texas State
Senate Tuesday came to an El
Campo pastor, the Rev. Lloyd
Nixon of the First Presbyterian
Church.—El Campo Leader-News.
The bill for authorization of the
Palmetto Bend Dam and Reservoir
was introduced in the House of
Representatives Wednesday by
Congressman Clark Thompson.—
One of the most modern and up
to-date cafetoriums opened here
January 2nd when students of the
Ganado Public Schools were served
lunch. Construction on the new
cafetorium, additional plant class-
rooms and a physical education
building began in late July of 196(2.
Sen. William N. Patman of Ga-
nado, representing the 18th Sena-
torial District in the Texas Legis-
lature, was one of 16 senators
drawing four-year terms Wednes-
A $450,000 bond election for the
new Drainage District 11 has been
called for February 9 in an effort
to provide drainage for 32,500 acres
of Calhoun County, an area long
plagued by water woes.—Calhoun
nounced the engagement of their
daughter, Lura Nell to Dr. Robert
Bettye Jo Milam and Billy
Crouch were elected the outstand-
ing girl and boy of Palacios High
School; Jo Ann Fox and Homer
McClary were the most popular
girl and boy.
Judging will begin at 10 a.m.
Friday at the annual Matagorda
County 4-H and F.F.A. Livestock
20 YEARS AGO
The A & C Cafe, operated by Al
Nation, was damaged by fire Sat-
Miss Wanda Hill and Middleton
Morehead were married January 12.
Louis Michulka and his orchestra
were to play at the annual Presi-
dent's Ball on the pavilion Jan. 28.
Ouida Gray, ensign in the W. A.
V. E. S., had been assigned to duty
in the office of the Chief of Naval
Operations, Washington, D. C.
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the City State
Bank of Palacios, directors for the
ensuing year were elected as fol-
lows: G. A. Salsbury, M. T. Brook-
ing, C. J. Parchman, P. R. Hamill
and G. T. Broking.
25 YEARS AGO
H. C. Campbell was elected presi-
dent of the Chamber of Commerce,
A. E. Burton, vice-president and
J. B. Feather, secretary and treas-
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Richards
announced the approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Billie Bert,
to Russell Rowe of Wharton.
New names in the announcement
column were J. Grady Walker, re-
election to office of district clerk;
Tom Ewing, sheriff; Oscar Barber,
re-election county judge; Ruby
Hawkins, county clerk and Ruby
Starr Williams, county treasurer.
The Bayshore Farms No. 1 which
blew out on Tuesday, January 4,
continued to burn until Saturday
when the blaze was extinguished.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Feather were
the parents of a baby boy, born
January 5, which was the first
baby for the county in 1938.
30 YEARS AGO
Mrs. P. K. Taylor died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. L. A.
Doty in Aztec, New Mexico.
Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Wagner moved
from the second floor of the Nes-
ter building to their home on
Fourth Street, which had been re-
M. L. Cavallin died at his home
nfwl W HmML
AUSTIN—There's really no way
of knowing how many economy
minded housewives still indulge in
the potentially deadly practice of
home dry cleaning.
But it is a fact, revealed in State
Health Department death records,
that 369 Texans were killed last
year in home accidents involving
combustible materials, and 34 were
fatally poisoned at home by gases
and vapors. It is fair to surmise
that a number of these incidents
could be traced to dry-cleaning
Perhaps many victims habitually
used flammable liquids to clean
curtains or clothes. Perhaps others
were first-timers, motivated by
economy or convenience. All were
probably ordinarily sensible, fully
aware of the peril of gasoline or
naptha or similar materials so of
ten used for dry cleaning. But one
brief moment of carelessness turn-
ed them from happy homemakers
into sad statistics.
Explosions are only one of sev-
eral risks involved in home dry
cleaning. Some agents are flam-
mable. Others give off injurious
vapors. Still others are harmful to
human skin. All could be lethal if
Gasoline is so explosive that to
keep it in the home is to openly
court disaster. Gasoline emits va-
pors which form explosive mix-
tures in the air. A transient spark
from a light switch or cigarette
and the mixture may be ignited.
Vapors may flow in an invisible
stream for perhaps 200 feet from
the point of use, flashing back and
exploding the main container when
touched off by a flame or spark.
Static electricity generated by syn-
thetic or silk fabric being cleaned
is fully capable of igniting the
fumes of gasoline or naptha.
Care must be taken to avoid
inhaling concentrated vapors, since
the common onesi—excluding tur-
pentine—are anesthetics. Some, af-
ter prolonged exposure, are injur-
ious to internal organs.
If gasoline or naptha can dis-
solve dirt and grime on fabrics,
obviously these same fluids can
dissolve the natural oils of human
If you still insist on doing your
own dry cleaning, do it right.
Use only non-flammable cleaning
agents, keeping in mind that "non-
explosive" does not necessarily
mean "non-flammable". Never, un-
tion was conducting a membership
drive hoping to secure 200 for the
der any circumstances, use naptha
Do your cleaning outside, where
toxic vapors will be quickly and
safely dissipated. And use a dip
stick in the liquid rather than
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Visiting Brethren Always Welcome
J. Fred Huitt, W. M.
S. W. Wilson, Sec.
Runyon CHIROPRACTIC Offices
427 Main Street
HOURS: 9 A. M. TO NOON — 2 TO 6 P. M.
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CALL 824-2222 FOR APPOINTMENT
There's just one thing about the
outer space program. Your tax
dollar will go farther.
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FACE & COMMON BRICK
PHONE 824-2912 PALACIOS
PLAIN AND RELIGIOUS
EL CAMPO MEMORIALS
CALL US — VISIT US — WITHOUT OBLIGATION
See our Big Display "of Finished Markers and Monu-
ments on our yard, East Curve, Hwy. oil. El Campo.
Our Service Includes Delivery & 'Setting' In Cemetery
We Suggest That You See The Monument You Buy
1407 E. Jackson Phone LI 3-4277
Box 307 El Campo, Texas
35 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Crawford
announced the birth of a baby girl,
E. P. Vaughan announced for
the office of county tax assessor
and A. S. Collins for county treas-
The foundation for a new struc-
ture on Bth between Main and
Commerce was being laid. The
building was to be occupied by the
cleaning and pressing shop of N.
L. "Scotty" Hayes.
40 YEARS AGO
The A. J. Tatum Grocery was
purchased by Duncan Ruthven.
The Dr. Johns family, resident of
Palacios for many years, moved
to Glen Flora.
The Palacios Library Associa-
Senator Culp Krueger of El Cam-
po got a four year term in the
drawing held in the senate chamber
to determine which of the senators
would serve four years and those
who will serve two year terms.—
El Campo Leader-News.
Calhoun County tax collections
for the period from October
through December reached 04J55
percent of the total tax bill. Tax-
payers paid a whopping $1,117,-
313.09 into the county treasury
'n that period.—Port Lavaca Wave.
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