Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 22, 1963 Page: 1 of 8
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School Registration To
Be Held August 29-30
Students will register in all
Palacios schools, Thursday, Aug-
ust 29 and Friday, August 30. All
teachers will be on duty these two
days for the purpose of registering
pupils, arranging schedules, faculty
Regular classroom work will
Start Tuesday, September 3rd, with
Monday, September 2nd, listed as
School buses will not run during
the two-day registration but will
start on September 3rd. The cafe-
teria will start serving meals on
Principals will be on duty all
day at all the schools during the
Regulations Of Oil
In Delayed Report
By BOB WILKINSON
Member American Association
of Petroleum Landmen
Federalize the oil industry?
It can happen. In fact, it may be
later than you think.
A long-secret report, made in
19G1 by President Kennedy's Pe-
troleum Study Committee under the
chairmanship of the director of the
Office of Emergency Planning, has
just come to light and what it
would do to the oil industi-y is a
revolting development indeed.
Senator John Tower, one of the
ablest men in Washington today,
says of this report: "It reveals
again and again the apparent de-
sire of this Administration to com-
pletely control the economic life of
the United States."
ToweT says thei report, among
•other things, would :
1. Increase imports of cheap for-
2. The Federal government would
develop a "coordinated program"
to provide data on petroleum re-
serves, productive capacity, de-
liverability, and costs.
3. The so-called "regulatory sys-
tem," the Feds say, has been ser-
iously distorted and its effective-
ness to adequately serve either
Federal or state objectives has de-
creased, and it is "urgent" that
steps be taken to revise the "con-
trol system" to makt it more "real-
istic and responsive to both state
and Federal n«eds."
4. In appraising national pe-
troleum policy, recognition of the
"inadequacies in the administrative
machinery" is of first importance.
5. Federal taxes in the amount
of one Million dollars per year have
been lost by percentage depletion
allowances, the report indicated.
Senator Tower said: "These rec-
ommendations do nothing more
than call for more Federal control
over an industry that has long
provkled a tremendous amount of
taxes to our state government and
has supported in a very fine way
our public school system in Texas
and our system of higher educa-
"The report was kept secret
from the people of the country and
was obviously the background ma-
teral use,d by Attorney General
Bobby Kennedy in his recent at-
tack upon state oil regulatory
agencies. So it now appears that
the attorney general's comments
were the opening guns on a high-
level campaign to Federalize the
petroleum industry. By that, I
mean completely dominate, the pe-
"The Administration has taken
the view that we must continue to
import oil for reasons of our for-
eign policy. They feel too that our
production should be more com-
petitive. That's very difficult when
they (other countries) have wells
that produce 4,000 barrels a day
and we're drawing oil from wells
that produce 12 barrels a day. The
competitive factor is very hard to
(See "OIL NEWS," Page 4)
All Officers Of Local
Little League Assn.
Re-Elected At Meeting
J. C. "Red" Richards was re-
elected president of the Palacios
Little League Association at the
final meeting of the organization
held Thursday night at the Pa-
lacios Community Center.
Other officers re-elected to serve
for the ensuing year were Phil
Manning, vice-president; V. J.
Kahlich, secretary and treasurer,
and Johnny Raasch, player agent.
Plans were made for grading
and re-sodding the Little League
diamond in order to have it in tip-
top shape for next year's Little
3483 Bales Ginned
The Palacios Farmers Co-Opera-
tive gin had processed 3483 bales
of cotton from the 1963 crop at
a p.m. Tuesday afternoon. They
reported most of the cotton in this
area picked but that there would
be a few more bales ginned.
last two weeks of August for the
purpose of assisting parents, stu-
dents and teachers in working out
problems that arise in connection
One of the requirements for en-
trance in our public schools is a
record of their immunizations. Stu-
dents must have a Smallpox vac-
cination and Diphtheria immuniza-
tion before entering school. They
iiilso need to have the Polio vaccine
before school starts.
Students entering the first grade
should also bring their birth cer-
tificate with them at the time of
registration. The state law requires
that a child be six years of age on
or before September first to enter
the public school.
George Hoist, principal of the
Palacios Junior High, has issued
the following information for all
Junior High students (seventh,
eighth, and ninth grades);
1. Registration will begin at 8:30
a.m. on Thursday and Friday,
August 29 and 30, 1963.
2. All students bring a pencil or
pen to school to use during regis-
3. New students to Palacios Jun-
ior High (those moving from out
of the Palacios School District)
will register at the same time as
other students. New students are
asked to write the principal of their
previous school and request their
grades be sent to George Hoist,
Principal, Palacios Junior High
School, Palacios, Texas.
4. Elective changes will be made
only when the schedule permits
and then only when a parent's per-
mission note is presented.
5. Any parent or student wishing
a conference with the principal
should call 824-2417 for an appoint-
The school calendar lists 184
school days with 177 of these
being teaching days. Besides the
Labor Day holiday of Sept. 2, other
holidays listed are Thanksgiving,
Nov. 28 and 29, 1S63; District
TSTA Meet, March 6, 1964; Coun-
ty Fair, March 12, 1964; and
Easter, March 27 and 30, 1964.
The Christmas Vacation begins
December 23, 19613 and ends Jan-
uary 3, 1964. For those who want
to look further into the future—
graduation—East Side Elementary,
May 28, 1964; Junior and Senior
High School, May 29, 1964.
Administration: Ralph Newsom,
Superintendent; R. C. Shelton, Bus-
iness Manager; LeRoy Neal, Super-
Visor; Clara Seaquist, Cafeteria
Special Service; Myrle Burton,
Librarian; John Louderback, Coun-
selor ;'Toney Carr, Head Coach and
P. E. Director; Mitchell Butler,
Band Director; Kermit Gideon,
Choral Director; Grace Gideon,
Special Education Teachers:
Joyce Carr, Primary; Evelyn Dis-
mukes, Intermediate; Mary Griffin,
Senior High School: J. G. Smith,
Jr., Principal, Frances Balusek,
Leon Bullock, Sylvester Clark, Bar-
bara Cunningham, Mary Friery,
Nathan Linton, Belle McGlothlin,
Charles Shreve, Dorothy Smith,
Marry Treybig, Gloria Walter,
Patsy June Wiggs.
Junior High School: George
Hoist, Principal, W. J. Arrington,
William Beasley, Cyril Carvin,
Rosalie Ellis, Margaret Holsworth,
Ovid Horne, Vivian Newsom, R. D.
Rawls, O. M. Roane, Betty Jo Rusk,
Travis Washington, Allie Mae
Whitley, Charles Wiggs.
East Side Elementary: V. J.
Kahlich, Principal, Pauline Arring-
ton, Helen Clute, Josephine Ellis,
Edward Feather, Rosemary Gullett,
Carrie Lee Hebel, Oleta Huff, Joy
Louderback, Charles Mize, Ruth
Musselman, Marie Neal, Mary Pet-
erson, Ruthella Rothrock, John
Rusk, Mary Sheeran, Robert Wint-
Central Elementary: Elizabeth
Sisson, Principal, Mary Ellen An-
derson, Alice Barr, Thelma Batch-
elder, Rosalie Birdwell, Jennie Ma-
rie Cooper, Sunshine Edwards,
Dorothy Hart, Leah Holloway,
Verla Horne, Reba Fay Putman,
Claytie Reese, Mildred Roane, Viv-
ian Schofield, Virdie Swenson, Hor-
Registration Dates For
Slated August 29-30
The 1963-64 school year for the
Tidehaven Independent School Dis-
trict will begin with a Faculty
Meeting at Tidehaven High School
August 29th at 9:00 a.m.
Registration of First Grade Pu-
pils will be held at Markham and
Blessing at 1:30 P. M. August 29th.
First grade students are required
to furnish Birth Certificates, Small-
pox vaccination and Diphtheria im-
munization certificates and to be
six years old on or before Septem-
ber 1st, 1963.
All other students will register
Friday, August 30th, beginning at
9:00 a.m. at their respective
The first full day of school will
be Tuesday, September 3rd.
Bus routes will be approximate-
ly the same as last year
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VOLUME LVI NUMBER 34
PALACIOS, MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1963
10c Per Codv
Shelling Of East Beach Started
Interest Mounting *53 Sharks Open Grid Training
In C. of (.Free Boa! Monc|ay With 40 Hopefuls Out
Races Labor Day
Labor Day preparations will get
underway at East Bay Tuesday,
August 217 when Lions Club mem-
bers, Volunteer Firemen and mem-
bers of the Chamber of Commerce
will begin setting up booths and
making ready for the festivities
for the holiday week-end.
Arrangements are complete for
rides, games and concessions for
the entertainment of all ages.
A lot of interest is expected in
the boat races. Fishing boats from
all over South Texas as well as
all local boats are invited to regis-
ter for the Labor Day boat races.
Registration can be made at the
Palacios Chamber of Commerce of-
fice or at the time trials Sunday
afternoon, September 1, or before
9:30 a.m. Labor Day.
The races are made possible
through the support of local mer-
Pins And Gold Bars
For Hospital Aux.
The Wagner General Hospital
Auxiliary met in the hospital re-
ception room August 12, with eight
Mrs. Guy Claybourn president
was in the chair, and old and new
business was taken care of.
Mrs. D. D. Carter, the treasurer,
reported seven bars and fve pins
had been ordered. A Hospital Aux-
iliary pin is awarded for the first
100 hours and a gold bar for each
additional 100 hours. Mrs. Alvena
Laslie is working toward 600 hours.
She has worked from 8:30 to 3:00
each Monday since the Auxiliary
was organized, except when she
was ill. Last Monday she worked in
the sewing room. She has made
many sheets, mattress cove»s,
towels and other articles.
Mrs. Claybourn reported since
the last meeting several of the
ladies have met with her on Fri-
days and they have lengthened the
drapes in seven rooms, and she
hope6 to have enough help in the
near future to finish lengthening
the drapes in the other rooms.
They shrunk when sent to the
Miss Elizabeth Gilbert, our new-
est Auxiliary member, will work
on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. Mrs.
Carl Backen joined the Auxiliary
at the last meeting and is anxious
to get to work. More workers are
needed. If you can give two or
three hours a week call the Presi-
dent, Mrs. Guy Claybourn, or the
Secretary, Mrs. G. G. Hope.
The next regular meeting will be
the second Monday in November.
VIRGIL P. LEE—District Gov-
overnor of Rotary, spake at the
local Rotary Club Wednesday
noon and met with officers and
directors of the club in a busi-
ness session. Lee, was born in
Hamilton, Texas, served as presi-
dent of the Houston Rotary Club,
1962-63, attended Texas U., did
graduate work at the U. of Wis-
consin, taught at A.&M. for 10
years in Agriculture Economics.
He was president of the Pro-
duction Credit Corp. of Houston
from 1937 to 1956, when he re-
Tests For Beginning
First Graders To Be
Held August 27-28
Tests for beginning first grada
students in the Palacios system
will be administered before regis-
tration for the convenience of par«
ents. The test will be given Tues-
day and Wednesday, August 27tb
and 28th at Central Elementary
School beginning at nine o'clock.
All parents are urged to bring
those children who will be begin-
ning school this year on one of
these days as it will enable them
to register their child more easily
on the days of registration. The
tests to be given were developed
locally and were revised this sum-
mer. They will test the child en
those skills the first grade teach-
ers feel beginning students should
know. The results of these tests
will help determine the placemen*
of the child in a section of the first
grade where he will be able to do
his best work.
It will be required that every
child take the test before place-
ment in the first grade. By taking
the test Tuesday or Wednesday,
the registration of the child will
be easier on Thursday and Friday.
Remind all your friends who have
a beginning first grade child this
year of the dates of both the place-
ment test and registration.
Public Safely Dept. Predicts 31 Traffic
Deaths During Labor Day Week End
AUSTIN—The director of the
Texas Department of Public Safety
has announced an estimated 31
persons will be killed in traffic
crashes in Texas over the three-
day Labor Day weekend, and called
for "an all-out effort to prove the
Col. Homer Garrison Jr. pointed
out that the estimate by the DPS
Statistical Services is based on past
experience, but added:
"There is always a chance that it
can be proved too high if motorists
will put forth a concerted effort
to hold the line by driving within
Safe and legal limits and remaining
especially alert to the added dan-
gers of holiday travel."
To emphasize these hazards, he
said, "Operation Motorcide" will be
placed in effect from 12:01 a.m.
Saturday, August 31 through 11:59
p.m. Monday, September 2. During
this period, all traffic fatalities on
the streets and highways of the
state will be tabulated and releas-
ed three times daily to the public
through the co-operation of the
In addition, the Department of
Public Safety will do everything
possible with the limited manpow-
er available to stop reckless and
illegal driving on the highways,
Garrison said. Officers from other
DPS uniformed services will be as-
signed for the holiday period to
Highway Patrol duty to add to the
The DPS Director said Labor
Day this year comes at a time
when traffic tragedy for the year
1963 appears to be heading for an
all-time high. He reported that
more than 1,400" persons have been
killed already this year for an
increase of some eight per cent,
adding that if the trend continues
the toll will exceed the high of
2,611 persons killed in 1956.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Glenn Sliva
and daughter Leslie moved back to
Blessing after living in Ashby for
Forty candidates are working
out daily at 4:00 p.m. with Coaches
Toney Carr, Charles Shreve and
Harry Treybig in preparation for
the 1963 Palacios High School
Sharks football season.
Backfield candidates are also
i-unning plays at the high school
gym each morning.
It's too early in the season to
be making any calculation as to
the sort of team we will have, but
many admirers of the Sharks feel
as though we will have a team
to be proud of. A big, fast line is
in the offing, but we will be in-
experienced in the backfield.
Lettcrmen returning are Trini-
dad Constancio, Robby Shelton,
Douglas Kubecka, Ricky Conrad,
James Gibson, Mike Martindale,
Arthur Bowers, Jack Brune, Larry
Dillard, and Raymond Morgan.
Squad men returning from last
year's squad will be Dennis Wynn,
John Jackson, Paul Spree, Charles
Eikenberg, Paul Fields, Gerald
Treybig, and Ralph Brown.
Out for the Palacios High School
Sharks football team for the first
time are Freddy King, Robert Tan-
ner, Stewart Gillett, Micky King,
Montrey Pinkston, Dan Miller,
Billy Kubecka, Walter Bowers^
Henry Guillen, Joe Dan Huffman,
David Guffey, Stanley Gillett,
Andy Jensen, Lovis Martino, Jerry
Haynes, Joe Martinez, Ronnie
Linton, Royce Brune, Sylvester
Polk, James Carl Dismukes, Gor-
don Willis, Ronnie Gullett, Henry
Adams, George Fugett, and Rus-
The Sharks will open the season
September 6 in El Campo followed
by an open date, Sept. 13. Their
first home game will be Sept. 20
against the Tidehaven Tigers and
then entertan Port Lavaca here on
Sept. 27. They will journey to Bol-
!ing, October 4, and wind-up their
pre-distriet game against Sweeny
here Oct. 11.
The Sharks will open district
play in Yoakum, Oct. 18; Industrial
will come to Palacios Oct. 25. Nov.
1 the Sharks go to Edna, and on
Nov. 8 go to Ganado. They close
the season at home against Hal-
lettsville, Nov. 15.
A "B" team schedule has been
announced as follows:
Sept. 12, El Campo, here, 7:30.
Sept. 19, Tidehaven, there, 7:30.
Sept. 28, Pt. Lavaca, there, 7:30.
Oct. 3, Boling, here, 7:30.
Oct. 10 and 17, Open.
Oct. 24, Industrial, there, 7:30.
Oct. 31, Needville, here, 7:00.
Nov. 7, Ganado, there, 7:30.
Season Grid Ducats To
Go On Sale Monday
At Business Office
Season tickets for the 1963 Pa-
lacios Sharks football games will
go on sale to the public at 9 a.m.
Monday, August 26, at the school's
business office, on a first come,
first served basis. No telephone
orders will be accepted.
The third, or center section, on
the east side of the gridion, which
will seat 280, has been reserved
for those purchasing season tickets,
of course if you buy a season ticket
and want to sit in one of the other
sections you may do so.
The price of the season ticket is
$6.00. This entitles you to choose
a reserve seat for the five home
games, the first of which will be
against the Tidehaven Tigers on
September 20. The other four
games to be played here will be
against the Port Lavaca Sandcrabs
on Sept. 27; the Sweeny Bulldogs
on October 11; the Industrial Co-
bras on Oct. 215 and the Halietts-
ville Brahmas on Nov. 15.
Weigh-In Dates For
Club Calves Slated
FFA and 4-H Club members
are reminded that the calf weigh-
in dates are August 24, August
29, and September 7. The official
weigh-in stations are' Bay City
Packing Company and the Pa-
lacios Co-Op Gin. On one of these
dates, weighing will be commenced
at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
Youth Week at First
Baptist Church To
Close With Revival
Youth Emphasis Week will be
climaxed with a youth-led revival
August 23-25. Mr. Bob Colton, a
student at Baylor University will
be preaching each night. Mr. Ron-
ald Cuff, a student at East Texas
Baptist College will be leading
the music. The services will be
at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. each
day. We would like to extend an
invitation to the people of Palacios
to attend these services.
This past Sunday our services
were led by the young people of
our church. The special music was
rendered by Henry Jackson as
Dicky Sanders led the music. Ken-
neth Hodo served as pianist. Her-
bert Henry's sermon was entitled
"Christian Love". Sunday evening
Tommy Stiles sang a solo. Also, a
mixed double quartet sang "Jesus
is All the World to Me". Milton
Tyler's sermon was entitled "What
Must I Do to be Lost". Our Wed-
nesday evening service will be led
by Leon Steiner.
Friday evening our young people
went on a hayride and were enter-
tained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Alley. Saturday night
the young people went to Boling,
Texas to join 200 other teenagers
in an Associational Youth Fellow-
Station Wagon Stolen
In Victoria Picked Up
By Policeman Jenkins
A 28-year-old unemployed Dal-
las cement finisher was charged,
in Victoria Thursday of car theft
thanks to the alertness of local
police officer Julian Jenkins, who
spotted the stationwagon reported
stolon in a local service station
driveway at 2:35 last Wednesday
Four other occupamts were in
the stolen vehicle but were releas-
ed in Victoria, Thursday after a
close check which proved that they
were only hitch-hikers.
One of the other four occupants
was an ex-convict Jenkins stated,
but no charges were filed against
The car was stolen in Victoria
Saturday night. The hitch-hikers
were from Galveston going towards
Victoria when picked-up.
Shelf Space At Local
Library Is Enlarged
Wo have enlarged our shelf
space at the library—come down
and look, and choose a book.
The newest addition to our Tex-
ana shelf is a gift from the Dallas
Art Association, titled "Kelly Blue"
by W. W. Johnson. "It is the bi-
ography of H. O. Kelly, a great
natural painter: stud horse and
jack man by choice, artist by ne-
cessity." He lived in Blanket,
Library Hours are; Tuesday,
Thursday, Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m.,
Monday and Wednesday, 7 to 9
p.m. You are welcome.
With Debris From
The second phase of a shell*
beach project for Palacios nears
completion as beach shell is being,
placed along East Bay.
County Commissioner 'George L~
Harrison states that they hope i.o
have it completed by the Labor
Day week end.
Following studies made after
the- first experimental project on
South Bay the County, Seawall
Commission and Trull Foundation!
agreed that the placing of groin
was the only solution to holding;
the shell in place.
Three groins have been con-
structed on East Bay, all extend-
ing approximately 80 feet out into
the water. No. 1 groin was con-
structed 900 feet north of East
Bay Pier; No. <2 groin constructed
360 feet north of the pier; and No.
3 groin 150 feet south of the pier.
Concrete blocks from the old
football stadium at Palacios Highf
School were used as base material
for the groins, and were topped'
with concrete bats and concrete
debris from the county courthouse,
now being demolished. This will be
topped with fine beach shell.
The shell beach on South Bay
is half again as large as when first-
created west of the pavilion pier^.
however, the shell placed on the-
east side of the pier snows the
need of groins. This beach has;
been a big drawing card all sum-
mer as an outstanding place fosr
the small fry to wade in shaiIo',v
water. Palacios, in a few years,-
could have an ideal shell beach
all around with the cooperation.'
of individuals and Mother Nature-
Representative to Boys
State To Speak At Am.
Legion Meet Thursday
The regular meeting of the-
American Legion will be held on
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at
the V. F. W. hall, Second and
The feature attraction of thes
evening will be a talk by Daa
Miller who was our representative;
at Boy's State in Austin, earlierr
There has been much interest inr
the founding of an Auxiliary of
our American Legion Post. More-
than enough women have already
pledged themselves to join. There
should be many more. All who in-
dicate their desire to join and pay
their initial dues in the mouth of
September for the year 1SK54 will'
be listed as charter membetrs ancf,
have their names on the charter-
If you care to join and have not
yet indicated your intention, please
call Mr. or Mrs. Guy Claybourn...
118 South Bay Boulevard, phone.
Tenneco Oil Thanks
Local Fire Department
Tenneco Oil Company, operator-
of the L. L. Leabo natural gas pro-
cessing plant near Palacios, ajid its
partners in the plant, Tidewater-
Oil Company and George Mitchell
& Associates, wish to publicly ex-
press their thanks and apprecia-
tion to the Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment of Palacios.
On Friday, August 9th, a small
fire broke out in the compressor
building of the Leabo plant. Be-
cause of the quick action and skilil
of the Volunteer Fire Department,
the fire was extinguished rapidly.
Damage was kept to a minimum
and the plant was back in opera-
tion before the end of the day-
Some people are not the life of.
the party until they leave.
Total rainfall for year
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