Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 6, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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For a Greater, Better Palacios Country—Agriculture, Industry, Commerce, Living
SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
PALACIOS, MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1921
VOLUME XIV NUMBER 18
AND BRIEF ITEMS
service see C. F.
Home baked goodies at Mrs.
Roy Wilkerson is driving a new
W. C. Williams spent Thursday
in Rav Citv.
C. E. Place spent Sunday with
Anton Bodal went to Edna Mon-
That carmel-nut pie— try it—
S)t Mrs. Barnell's.
Mrs. Glen-Wood Reaser spent
to-day in Bay City.
S. H. Moore left for north Tex-
as Tuesday morning.
J. A. Griffin returned from his
trip to Athens Tuesday.
Miss Doris Phillips went to Bay
-City Monday morning.
J. T. Price and J. F. Barnett
spent Monday in Bay City.
G. B. Robertson came down
from Bay City Wednesday.
Miss Ruth Griffin returned from
Houston Tuesday afternoon.
Rexall Orderlies work while
'ou sleep/ Nester Drug Co.
I Miss Marie Schmidt returned
yo Bay City Monday morning.
Mrs. Peter Kneberg was in
veston the first of the week.
Miss Haynes went to Bay City
Thursday to spend a few days.
Horace Dismukes came home
urday night from Galveston.
/. H. Williams was a passen-
. to Bay City Thursday morn-
C. F. Ifland is ready to drive
iy where, any time—reasonable
Dr. McLellen was here this
'eek visiting and arranging some
Mr. L. F. Funk of San Antonio
cent several days in Palacios this
eek on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Young
ere in Houston and Galveston
\e first of the week.
•I®ble Parker arrived Monday
a visit with his parents, Mr.
Mrs. J. L. Parker.
Tien Tanner of Corpus Christi
nt a few days with Robert
kpatrick this week.
Miss Jeanette Tweedle and Mr.
Albert Linquisit were married in
Bay City Saturday evening.
Miss Lillie Mae Barnett return-
ed from Notawa Monday, where
she has been teaching school.
Elkays Milk Mag for the teeth,
acid mouth and stomach.
Nester Drug Co.
Mrs. H. M. Sanders came back
from Cuero Wednesday where
she has been taking treatments.
ureen-jc ox Garage has steam
vulcanizer and is prepared to do
your vulcanizing. Give them a
Miss Ruth Terry arrived Sun-
day to spend the summer with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Mrs. A. A. Estes went to Bay
City Tuesday morning after a vis-
it with her daughter, Mrs. M.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Parker Miss
Edna Miller and Clarence Haynes
spent Wednesday evening with
the Viets family.
Mrs. T. H. Redman, who has
been visiting the R. J. Redman
family returned to her home in
Bay City Monday.
The warmer the weather the
more Swim caps we sell. Come
in and get yours.
Nester Drug Co.
Mrs. M. Graham who has been
here visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Earl Grant, returned to her home
in Kansas, Saturday morning.
Mrs. Jeff Hill went to Bay City
Thursday to visit that new grand-
daughter, who arrived this week
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
Mr. and Mrs. Hecq who have
been visiting their son LeRoyand
family returned to their home in
Raton, New Mexico, Thursday
Thelma LaVerne Twilliger is
the name of the young lady who
came to make her home with Mr.
and Mrs. Lum Twilliger Wednes-
sses Mable and Letha Hud-
.on spent the week-end in
kham with relatives.
The house that Mr. Richards
bought and moved on to his lot
north of the Baptist church looks
quite cozy and improves that part
of town considerably.
Miss Fairy Graham returned
from Buckeye Wednesday^where
she has been teaching school.
The school has closed and she is
home for the summer.
Lemuel Walker and BeclerLin-
dermood left Wednesday for the
State Athletic Meet which will
be held in Austin Friday. Mr.
Miller followed tPie boys on Thurs-
liss Holliday left Saturday for
-uston where she listened to
he wonderful Galli Curci.
Mrs. N. E. Armstrong went to
Midfield Thursday to spend a few
lays visiting her daughter
GOVERNOR PAT NEFF WILL
SPEAK IN PALACIOS JULY 4
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At a mass-meeting which was called by the Board of Trade two
weeks ago a vote was taken to invite Governor Neff to come to Pa-
lacios July 4th and help to make the activities of that day a more
decided success. We are pleased to report that this invitation has
been accepted and he will be here unless hindered by something
unforeseen. The Board of Trade and the citizenship of Palacios
are planning by far the biggest, the best and the most entertaining
and pleasingjFourth of July Celebrations ever held in this section of
Texas, and 15,000 or more visitors are expected on this occasion.
Mrs. Olive Doxtater who is the
Oracle of the Royal Neighbors,
wishes all members to be present
at a call meeting which will be
held May 13, at the home of Mrs.
A. G. Skinner.
The people of Palacios will be
glad to know that Judd Mortimer
Lewis, the noted poet and hu-
morist, who was in Palacios three
vears ago, will make us another
The Presbyterian Circle meet-
ing which was held at the Ramige
home Thursday afternoon showed
results as the quilt was finished
and is now ready to send to the
orphan's home. The program
for an entire year was arranged
and plans made for the next work
to be taken up by the Circle.
The ice cream and cake were en-
joyed more- because of the work
that had been accomplished.
Little two-year-old George
Sdilling came near having a fatal
accident Tuesday, being injured
in some way while playing about
a team of mules that were hitch-
ed to a cultivator, which was
standing in the field. When
found a tooth of the cultivator
had stuck into his neck and he
was unconscious and did not re-
gain consciousness until the next
day. However he is doing nicely
now and no serious results are
Mrs. Schrader and children and
Mrs. McMannis and daughter,
Lois, left Wednesday for Victoria
where they expect to attend the
Fireman's Convention which will
be held there the last of the week.
Jno. Richards and family, Mrs.
0. C. Rupe and children and Guy
Rupe spent last week end out
where all care was cast aside,
where the fish were biting and
where happiness alone prevailed.
They went first to Palacios Bayou
and spent one night and then
went t6 the Gulf and watched the
big waters roll and caught a big
shark, and altogether had such a
splendid trip that they are l'eady
for another some time soon.
New Officers Elected For
Board of Trade.
At a meeting of the Board of
Trade Wednesday evening J. L.
Koerber presided and made an
interesting talk about the work
which has been done by this or-
ganization and the plans for fu-
ture work. Dr, Driskill and J,
F. Barnett spoke of not only the
possibility but the probability of
Palacios getting the nine-foot
After these talks the follow-
ing directors were elected: J. L.
Koerber, R. A. Tatum, Jno. E.
Wolf, J. F. Barnett, R. C. Young,
P. F. Campbell, R. J. Sisson, N.
L. Hayes, E. A. Traylor, J W.
Dismukes, C, L. Haynes, Jas. W.
Sartwelle, J. E. Robinson, T. F.
Driskill and Duncan Ruthven.
A meeting was then called of
the directors and the officers for
the year were elected as follows:
P. F. Campbell, president; R. C,
Young, secretary; R. J. Sisson,
treasurer; Jno. E. Wolf, 1st, vice-
president and Dr. T. F. Driskill,
Red Cross Nurse for Palacios
While the ladies were examin-
ing the clothing display at the
High School last Friday after
noon a halt was called long
enough for the members of the
Red Cross to decide whether
they favored engaging the coun-
ty Red Cross Nurse's services for
Palacios for a year as the other
towns of the county have already
done—the result was a unanimous
vote favoring this movement.
Mrs. Cairnes and Mrs. Salis-
bury left then on Tuesday for
Bay City where they attended
the W. C. T. U. Convention and
also made final arrangements
with Miss Elsie Ryman, who is a
Matagorda county girl and is
giving her services to home peo-
ple. In case of an emergency
she may be called at any time for
consultation and advice, this ser-
vice being free to the families of
men who served their country
during the wa^, but a small fee
will be charged for services to
those who are able to pay for the
same; if they are unable to pay
no mention will be made of a bill
Should you need her services
you may refer your case to cither
of the committee who is Mrs.
Cairnes, Mrs. Elliott and Dr.
Dimmitt and they will get in
touch with Miss Ryman.
Miss Ryman will spend sever-
al days each month in Palacios
and a "follow up" visit will be
made after the close of school to
those of the children who showed
any defects at the time of the
medical examinations recently
made. These services will not
include bedside nursing but she
will advise with the home nurse
and help in this way, which is
sure to be appreciated by those
who need such help.
High School Play.
The play "Hiawatha," which
was given at the high school
Tuesday night by the Senior class
was a success from every view-
point. They were well trained,
acting their parts well and nat-
Vera Sanders read the appro-
priate parts of the book before
each scene and her reading was
The solos were all splendid and
were sung by Beeler Lindermood,
Dorothy Hood and Edith Clem-
There is no chorus superior to
the chorus that is made up'of the
Seniors of Palacios High School
and they did not disappoint the
audience on this occasion.
At the close of the play a flash
light picture was made of the en-
tire "troupe" in their picturesque
When the final report was
made they found they had clear-
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Boy Scouts' Hike.
Twenty-four feoy Sdfouts hiked
to Turtle Point last Friday and
stayed until Saturday evening,.
Most of the time was spent stud-
ying scout craft and taking ex-
aminations. Saturday morning
they enjoyed a good swim.
Each Scout with his partner
prepared his own meals and as
yet we have not heard of any ser-
ious cases of indigestion.
Elkays Milk Mag for the teeth,
acid mouth and stomach.
Nester Drug Co.
The proceeds at the Liberty
Theatre Monday night helped to
take our athletic boys to Austin,
through the kindness of the man-
agement of the theatre. Messrs.
Miller and Williams have always
shown a fine public spirit and are
always ready to do their part in
any worthy movement.
ing oil news will
oppear in next
Too late for this
The exhibit at the rooms of the
Domestic Arts class last Friday
afternoon was certainly an ex-
hibition that is worthy of special
mention, as the girls have made
splendid progress as well as some
beautiful garments. Miss Wil-
liamson is an adept in this work
and helped materially in the de-
velopment of the talent which the
girls evidently already possessed.
The fourth grade displayed
their construction work in their
room at the high school last Fri-
day afternoon, the boys had made
bird houses while the girls made
and furnished model rooms.
Thomas Brandon received the
prize for the best bird hou3e with
Ralph Place as a close second.
Marie Sharrer received the prize
for the best room and Ouida Gray
won second place. The children
had all shown good taste and
splendid work and even though
they all could not get prizes they
had the fun of trying and made
those who did win work harder
While little R. G. Hendricks
was playing in the yard one day
last week at the Bay View dairy
he was attacked by a Bull dog
and badly bitten before help could
reach him. His leg and shoulder
were torn and the little fellow
has been confined to the house
but at this time is improving.
The installation of Rev. G, F.
Gillespie as pastor of the Presby-
terian church took place on Wed-
nesday evening, May 4th, when
there was a good attendance of
members and visitors. Rev. Dr.
G. T. Storey, of Bay City, pre-
sided and preached the sermon,
taking as his text 2nd Cor., ch. 5,
v 20. AfteV the sermon Dr.
Storey put the questions prescrib-
ed by the Book of Church Gov-
ernment to the incoming pastor
and the members of the church.
These having been answered sat-
isfactorily, Dr. T. C. Johnston,
of Houston, addressed the pastor,
basing his remarks on 1st Timo-
thy, ch. 4, v. 16, and Elder G. B.
Robertson, of Bay City, address-
ed the members of the church.
After giving the pastor the
right hand of fellowship the au-
dience was dismissed with the
Benediction, closing a beautiful
and impressive service, inspiring
and helpful to all.
Saturday is regular meeting
day. On account of busy times
no program lias been prepared,
but if attendance justifies Mr. J.
O. Davis will give some suggest-
ions on what to plant in June to • $
mature in the fall.
Krueger made that suit.
Last Friday the Royal Neigh-
bors and some of the neighbors
who are royal were invited to the
home of Mrs. Olive Doxtater for
an afternoon's visit and sewing
bee. Because of Mrs. Doxtater's
eyes being in bad condition the
ladies made two dresses for her,
thus showing the spirit of real
neighbors. When the work was
nearing completion the guests
were served with hot biscuit and
berries and cream, which were
Krueger has the finest woolens
from the best houses in America,
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