Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 22, 1963 Page: 2 of 8
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FROM THE EXCHANGES .
City, School Taxes Cut In El Campo;
Area's Big Cotton Harvest Nearing End
Tax payers of El Campo will re-
ceive a ten cent cut in the tax
rate on their 1963 taxes, lowering
the rate of $1.35 on the $100
valuation to $1125.—El Campo Cit-
The school board lowered the tax
rate five cents, from $1.50 to $1.45
on the $100 valuation and adopted
its 1963 budget at the regular
monthly meeting. The assessed val-
■ nations for the school district
arose approximately $7,000,000 this
. year.—El Campo Leader-News.
The opening of the Ganado Pub-
lic Schools was set by the Ganado
School Board at the meeting Mon-
day. The opening date is Septem-
ber 3, the day after Labor Day.—
Eight West Wharton County gins
•reported 26,997 bales having been
ginned as of Tuesday noon, Aug-
ust 13.—El Campo Citizen.
Through noon Monday, 15,154
(bales of cotton had been ginned in
Calhoun County and several hun-
dred more bales were expected
from clean-up operations in the
fields. The cotton crop is estimated
to be one of the best in several
years by local farmers.—Port La-
A Houston architectural firm is
drawing up plans and specifications
"for a new fellowship hall for First
Methodist Church of Edna that is
to cost an estimated $122,000.—
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Hal Fisher, location manager
for Columbia Pictures, Inc., is in
Wharton and has announced that
the filming of Horton Foote's play,
The Traveling Lady, will be in
Wharton and in Columbus. Shoot-
ling will begin the first week in
The stock of Viking Mall Shop-
ping Center, Inc. has been sold by
Perry Horine and John T. Webb,
developers of the center, to F. L.
Flynn and his associates, Carl G.
Salisbury, Bill W. Mocre, M. H.
Connelly and Clyde Fincher.—Port
The Wlmrton City Council met
in regular business session Tues-
day night at City Hall and a num-
ber of important matters were con-
sidered. First on the agenda was
the opening of bids and the award-
ing of a contract to asphalt seal-
coat certain streets in the city.
The contract was awarded to
Brown and Root on their low bid of
$8,360.00 for 5|5,000 square yards
of sealcoating.—Wharton Specta-
Congressman Thompson Thurs-
day wired "Department of Agri-
culture designated Jackson County
eligible for Farmers Home Admin-
istration loans. This action taken
due to drouth conditions. Farmers
who are not eligible to obtain
loans from other sources may make
application to the local FHA office
for emergency assistance."—Edna
Monday afternoon, the hiring of
Miss Alice Wasserman as Calhoun
County Librarian was approved by
the commissioners, and she is ex-
pected to assume her new duties
on September 15.—Calhoun County
A list of 73 vacant lots in El
Campo, some of them with rats
and snakes and all of them with
mosquitoes, was turned over to the
City Council Monday night by Dr.
Delbert Stark, Jaycee president,
(See "EXCHANGES," Page 7)
3<4 MILLION SQUARE MILES OF BARREN
ROCK AND SHIFTING SANDS IN NORTH
AFRICA, THE SAHARA RANKS AS THE
WORLD'S LARGEST DESERT!
Tve walked more than
a mi le.. .whorei that-
Our bank is like an
oasis in a desert for
those needing a loan.
The City State Bank Of Palacios
MEMBER F. D. I. C.
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BE SURE YOU
USE THilM ALL TO GOOD
PURPOSE EACH PAY.
WE CAN'T CARRY
IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLY FILES
10 YEARS AGO
The J u n io r High Hornets,
strengthened with the return of
five lettermen, will open prac-
tice August 31. Their first game
will be against Lake Jackson
there September 10.
By 9 a.m. Thursday 1948 bales
•of cotton had been ginned at the
The Matagorda County budget
will be $16,106 higher next year
than the present budget. Account-
ing for much of the increase was
noted in the sheriff's department
and in salaries paid in the county
Trustees of the First Baptist
Church have signed a contract with
the Nelms Construction Company
of Houston to build their new
$40,000 educational building.
Some 50 Methodist will gather
at the Baptist Grounds Saturday
for the last scheduled encampment
of the year. The Cuero and Whar-
ton bands will have practice ses-
sion there next week.
Only the mounting of a plaque
at the new Central Elementary
School is holding up the school
board's acceptance of the building.
The plaque has been ordered since
15 YEARS AGO
The proposition to consolidate
the Carancahua and Deutschburg
school districts with the Palacios
Independent school district carried
by a large majority in an election
Twenty-nine aspirants reported
to Coach R. C. Shelton this week
:as candidates for the 1948 Shark
Mora than 500 bales of cotton
had been ginned Wednesday noon
at the Farmers Co-op Gin.
Thirty-five players reported for
the first band rehearsal Monday
Deaths reported were: Mrs. Tom
Sifford of Blessng on August 13;
Joe Bures of Midfield on August
13 and Harvey H. Foster of Bay
City on August 14.
20 YEARS AGO
Rep. Jimmy Phillips was guest
speaker at the Rotary luncheon
More than 600 bales of cotton
had been ginned so far this season
at the Farmers Co-Op Gin.
Mrs. C. M. Backen and daughter-
in-law, Mrs. Keith Backen, left
Wednesday for Temple having re-
ceived word that Sgt. Backen was
being transferred to the hospital
"Back the Attack" War Bond
drive was to open September 9.
Congratulations to Frank Polifka
who had been promoted to the
rank of Major; Ballard Johnson to
Corporal and J. M. Harbison to
Audry Sullivan wrcte that he,
Walter Alton and Marshall Clark
had gotten together somewhere in
the Pacific and it seemed like
25 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Walton an-
nounced the birth of a boy, Bobby
Wayne, on August 12.
Mrs. Naomi Harrison Brown re-
ceived her B. A. degree from the
University of Texas.
Wm. Hagood died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Barr.
Remains were taken to Olivia for
E. C. Harter of Blessing was
killed and Mrs. Harter critically in-
jured in an automobile accident
while enroute to Colorado to visit
30 YEARS AGO
Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson and
party from Austin were here to
view the Divisional Review held at
Camp Hulen by the Texas National
W. T. Fitzpatrick, a son-in-law
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Stulting, died
at his home in Junction, Colorado.
35 YEARS AGO
More than 700 bales of cotton
had been ginned by the Palacios
Nelson Slaikeu died at the Jiome
of his son, L. J. Slaikeu at Caran-
Miss Dessie Sullivan was elect-
ed as a teacher in the primary
grades of the local school.
40 YEARS AGO
Rev. Frank A. Rhea, Episcopal
minister from Gulf, held services
at the home of Mrs, J. S. Pybus.
Hugh Campbell of England was
the guest of his cousin, Mrs. J. W.
Joe Edward Richards arrived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Richards on Sunday, August 12.
45 YEARS AGO
Born to Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
Hayes, a fine baby boy.
H. C. Lewis and Ed Harrison
left College Station for Columbia,
S. C. to take further training.
O. L. Kirkpatrick purchased the
City Meat Market.
Van Wilkerson, Edgar Reynolds,
Joe James and Curtis Kidd went to
Bay City for physical examina
tions for enlistment in the U
50 YEARS AGO
Miss Ermine Partain had a posi-
tion in Tatum and Sons Dry Goods
Cotton was of fine quality and
Mr. Grover was doing the ginning.
Frank Gillespie had 20 acres of
rice ready for harvest.
J. J. Harbison was elected teach-
er at the Deutschburg School.
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the Texas State Department of Health
Thursday, August 22, 1963
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J.E. PEAVY, M.D.
- Commissioner of HeaHb—
AUSTIN—About this time each
year, thousands of Texas mothers
suddenly realize that only a few
more weeks remain until school
For those mothers who have six-
year-olds beginning school for the
Ifirst time this September the ex-
citement is beginning to rise—and
for mothers with no older children,
a little bewilderment accompanies
Smart mothers have already had
their child fully examined by a
physician, as well as a dentist
Also the beginning-school child
should have his hearing and eyes
checked for any abnormality so
that correcton or glasses can be
accomplished well in advance of
Also, for chldren just starting
school there is the problem of
clothes, adjusting to new friends,
discipline and surroundings. A
thousand-and-one details crowd ill
on the parents.
One detail often overlooked until
the last minute is the need for a
birth certificate for first-time stu-
dents. Most school districts require
proof-of-age fur beginning stu-
Smart mothers send for theii
certificate copies early to avoid
the rush of late August requests
which pour into county clerks' of-
fices as well as the State Health
Department's Records and Statis-
Certified copies may usually be
obtained from local county clerk-
and local registrars for a slight
If unable to obtain a copy local-
ly, a request should be made to
the State Health Department as
early as possible. The State fee,
established by law, is one dolla;
and fifty cents ($1.50).
Most important aid for speedy
service—aside from getting re-
quests in early—is complete alv',
Parents should include the child's
name, his place of birth, date of
birth, and the parents' name—in-
cluding the mother's maiden name.
A special corps of summer
"searchers" who seek out the prop-
er birth certificate from a special
"school" index permits quick ser-
vice even during the burden of lute
August requests. However, a week
to 10 days should be allowed for
mailing time and servicing.
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