The Cameron Herald (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 99, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 15, 1958 Page: 1 of 10
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IN THE HERALD
VOLUME 99—NUMBER 7
CAMERON. MILAM COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1958
10 RAGES TODAY
Once upon a time 1 wrote a
column in The Herald called Mid-
County Cameron. It lasted three
weeks and fell before the day-to-
day rush of weekly newspapering.
Its demise failed to draw much
attention, a fact causing me to
wonder whether a so-so column
could ever sell.
So I decided a so-so column un-
der a different heading might do
a little better. Thus, the new title
by the old writer. Column 99.
99 — 99 — 99
Now the choice of the title is
very clever. Numbers, thought I,
fascinate people. And what could
be more fascinating than the mean-
ingless number 99, meaningless
until we remember that The
Herald is in its ninty-ninth year.
Thus the title is a device (or a
“gimmick ’ as people in some
circles might say) to create in-
terest even if the column itself
Many people think that an edi
torial or a column should be one
man’s opinion or one man's ex-
periences. I differ with those
people (Ye gads, we're already in
the field of controversy).
99 — 99 — 99
I think the best column writers
are people, readers whose exper-
iences tell a story for you. I will
immediately be accused of lazi-
ness by co-workers, apt critics and
my wife. Their criticism will be
justified. I’m lazy.
However, the most interesting
material in any man's column is
based on other peoples' experi-
ence. If a writer can dress it up a
bit and reach an audience for
those experiences, he is doing his
Oh. ! have opinions all right,
but they are reserved for editor-
ials. But “Column 99’’ is your
column and, by golly, I think you
should help me write it.
99 — 99 — 99
It would obviously be impossible
for one person to be everywhere
that interesting, mostly humorous,
incidents occur. That is where you
help write Column 99. So write,
wire, telephone (not collect, please)
or drop by and tell us about anec-
dotes that happen to you or your
family. As long as it happens in
Milam County, we will try to re-
lay it to The Herald’s readers.
Column 99 then is going to be a
"resounding board” for the day-
to-day nonsense that makes life
worth laughing at. If you don’t
take it (the column or life either
one, take your choice) seriously,
it can be real fun.
— 10« —
REVIEW WINNERS— 4-H Queen
Diana Mikulcc, 9, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Mikulec,
Marak, smiles prettily for the
camera while Queen Runner-up
Mary Lamb, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs George Lamb, Sharp, stands
beside the throne. Diana was
crowned Miss 4-H of 1958 by Rex
McClaren at the 4-H dress review
Saturday at Simon-Gcorge Hall.
In the picture left the three
dress champions display their blue
ribbons. They are (from left) La-
Cotton Experts To Discuss Cost,
World Competition On May 22
Winners Listed In
4-H Dress Revue,
LaVelle Fischer, 16 year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Fischer of Buckholts, was all-round
County Dress Revue Winner at the
Milam County 4-H Club Dress Re-
vue Saturday night at Simon-
The top award was based on
appearance, construction and 4-H
Winner in the 12 and 13 age
group was Gloria Ann Ely, 12 year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Brown Ely of Gause.
Miss Diana Mikulec, 9 year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo-
dore Mikulcc of Marak, was the
winner in the 9, 10 and 11 year
Each winner received a blue rib-
bon for their dress revue entries.
Miss Diana Mikulcc was also
winner of the Queens race. She
was crowned Miss 4-H of 1958 by
Rex McClaren and presented with
a Colonial bouquet of pink roses.
Mary Lamb, 14, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs.. George Lamb of Sharp,
was presented a corsage of pink
roses as runner-up in the Queens
For a complete list of entries
see related story on the inside
pages of this issue.
Ninty-eight Yoe High School sen-
iors will hold their annual bacca-
Velle Fischer, all-round winner;J4aurcate service 8 P-m- Sunday at
Diana Mikulec, 9-11 year winner;
and Gloria Ann Ely, 12-13 year
.:f* • t* |
Set For Sunday
At Yoe Field
1958 Rec Program
To Start May 26
The summer recreation program
will open June 2 with a wide var-
iety of sports for girls and boys,
according to James Speer, co-
TU . . , Speer, a director of the program
Lh. "r B““‘W; »'”« with Murphy Webster. ..id
the program will offer touch foot-
Ghurdt Medal Awarded
vicar of All Saint's Episcopal
Church, will deliver the baccalau-
reate address. Supt„ Wiley L.
Loughmiller will introduce the
Valedictorian Ruth Estelle Maty-
astik and Salutatorian Marie Ber-
tha Mueck will lead the class of
98 seniors in the traditional ser-
The program will include an in-
vocation by the Rev. E. J. Davis,
Jr., pastor of the First Methodist
Church, and benediction by the
Rev. Walter Grimes, pastor of the
First Christian Church.
The Yoe High School band will
play Clark’s “Triumphal March"
for the class processional and
"War March of the Priests ’ by
Mendelssohn for the recessional.
Special numbers will include a
band number, “Father, O Hear
Me,” by Handel and two numbers
by the YIIS chorus, “Lead Me,
Lord” and ‘‘The Halls of Ivy.”
Thirteen students have been
named honor students among the
Chss sponsors are Mrs. C. L.
Canady, Mrs. Herbert Nance, Ro-
land Napps and Janies Speer,,
ball, Midget League Softball, Little
League and Babe Ruth baseball
for youngsters 9 to 15 years of
Speer said that about 100 boys
are out for four Little League
teams and about 50 for three Babe
Tryouts for Babe Ruth teams
will be held 6:30 p.m. today. Little
League tryouts have already been
League games will be conducted
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Swimming lessons will be given
each morning at 9 during the May
26—July 31 schedule. The city
pool opens May 26. Speer said
there will be a $7.50 charge for
each three-week session of swim-
A complete lineup of coaches
teams will be published next week.
Cameron C of C Lists
The Cameron Chamber of
Commerce has announced a
five-day schedule of holidays
Chamber President Hilliard
Thomas listed the following
holidays: July 4, Independence
Day; September 1, Labor Day;
November 27, Thanksgiving;
December 25, Christmas; and
January 1, 1959, New Year's
FB To Bring
A three-part analysts of the U. S.
cotton industry is scheduled by
representatives of the National
Cotton Council in a visual presen-
tation to cotton leaders of Milam
County at the Agriculture Build-
ing, Yoe High School in Cameron,
Texas, May 22.
It is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Staff members of the Council s
and players of the two league : field service staff headed by Dick
Yeager will explain cotton’s com-
petitive situation at home and
abroad, industry activities aimed
at increasing consumption of i(s
products, and potentials for cotton
provided it competes effectively in
price, quality, and promotion.
O, G. Tumlinson. president of
the Milam County Farm Bureau,
pointed up in announcing the pro-
gram the seriousness of the chal-
lenge to U. S. cotton, from many
man-made fiber substitutes and
foreign cotton production and the
many goods and services being
The Cotton Council presentation,
he explained, will employ numer-
ous slides to portray graphically
where the cotton industry stands
at present, what is being done
about the situation, and where it
Other relatives attending from | is headed,
this area included Ed Posival, The Council field representatives
Buckholts, Frank Posival, Milano. 'vil1 descrjb€ thc ,pro«ress that is
. _ . , „ , being made to achieve a competi-
Marvm Posival, Cameron, Mr. and
Willie Schultz, 74,
Buried In Welcome,
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Posival
and Mrs. Frances Stoebner of
Buckholts accompanied Ray Posi-
val of Austin to funeral services
Saturday for Posvial’s brother-in-
law, Willie Schultz, in Welcome.
Schultz, 74, is survived by his
wife, the former Frances Posival,
one son, Adolph of Welcome, and
two daughters, Viola Kraemer,
and Anita Thielemann of Wesley.
Three grandsons also survive.
Mrs. George Sanders and Bennie
live price for cotton through effi-
ciencies in production, marketing,
Janes, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Janes I processing, and manufacturing.
and Wanda of Buckholts, Mrs.
Henry Stalmach and Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Janes and daughter of Rogers.
Mrs. Michalka Cited
For Religious Work
Buckholts Graduation Entry Deadline Seat
Sugg To Address
Two Damage Suits
Settled In Cameron ,
Two civil damage suits were
settled during a session of Milam
District Court early this week.
Elvy L. Taylor, an employee of
Coffield Oils Co., Rockdale, re-
ceived a judgment for $5,680 and
court costs from St. Paul Fire and
Marine Insurance Co.
Taylor suffered a heart attack
August 14, 1957. while working as
an employee of Coffield Oils Co.,
the judgment said. He was push-
ing a wheelbarrow with 430 pounds
of concrete in it and strained his
In a second settlement, Clarence
A. Clepper received a $3,000 judg-
ment for injuries suffered in 1955.
I R_,. R Suej Alcoa's jtockdaie
Works Manager, will be the prin-
cipal speaker for the Thorndale
High School graduating ceremon-
ies. He will give the commence-
ment address for the thirty 1958
seniors on May 20 -at the football
Sugg has been manager of Al-
coa's operations at Rockdale since
1955. He previously served at the
plant as Production Superinten-
dent and Aluminum Plant Super-
intendent. He is prominent in
church and civic activities in Cen-
Mrs. Marie Michalka, native of
Cameron and prominent in Catho-
lic lay activity here all her life,
In addition, Mrs. Michalka has
one daughter in the sisterhood,
Sister Mary Joseph of St. Ed-
Sunday received a decoration from j ward's hospital in Cameron.
Pope Pius XII lor her outstanding | Three of Mrs. Michalka’s other
religious work. four children also were present
Mrs. Michalka received the j for the ceremony. They are Mrs.
papal Pro Ecclesia et Pontificc
medal, an award instituted ay
by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 for out-
standing services to the Church
The meda^was presentedjo Mrs.^
Michalka in* solemn ceremonies at
St. Monica's Catholic Church.
Her son, Rev. Ernest Michalka,
pastor of St. Mary’s parish at I.p-
Porte, pinned the medal on Mrs.
Michalka. Solemn benediction fol-
lowed with St. Monica's pastor,
Very Rev. George Duda presiding,
assisted by Rev. Ernest Michalka
and Rev Arthur Michalka, also a
son of Mrs. Michalka.
Rev. Ernest Michalka and Rev.
Arthur Michalka are two of three
sons of Mrs. Michalka who be-
came priests. The third, Rev. Paul
Michalka, died in 1952.
Florence Allison of Liberty, Mrs.
Catherine Anderle of Cameron,
and Rudolph Michalka of Waco.
Mrs, Michalka’s daughter, Mrs.
jChristine Karnowjki of Alcoa.
Tenn., was unable to attend. Ten
of Mrs. Michalka’s 17 grandchild-
Mrs. Michalka is 67 and has
lived in Cameron ail her life. She
is the wife of the late F A
Michalka of Cameron.
In addition to contributions to
Church service, the Pro Ecclesia
et Pontifice medal requires that
the recipient ‘‘be of exemplary
It is one of two papal decorations
for outstanding laymen; the other
is a reward fo^ courage and daring
See Michalka - Back Page
Mrs. Coy Arledge, superinten-
dent of Buckholts schools announc-
ed that Baccalaureate Services will
be held Sunday, 8 p.m. at the
Buckholts Hope Lutheran Church.
Graduation exercises will begin
at 8 p.m. Monday for Peggy Inge,
Mary Chevalier, Charles Hundle,
Antone Mendoza, Carolyn Tate,
and Leiand Weido.
Miss Tate won the valedictorian
honor as highest ranking senior
and Miss Inge is salutatorian.
A. E. Menke, employment man-
ager at Alcoa's Rockdale plant
wiii give tne conftnuneernent ad-
Arnett Zelisko, elementary sc-
hool principal, will present eighth
grade certificates of graduation
during the commencement exer-
Jack Ruzicka is the top ranking
Jaycees’ Road - e - o
Set For Saturday
The second annual Juycee Road-
e-o will get underway at 12:15 p.m.
Saturday at Yoe High School with
about 25 contestants expected to
vie for the winner s plaque.
A written drivers test will be
given prior to the driving skill
test at Yoe High School by Bob
hool coach, said that screening of
applications from teen-agers wish-
ing to enter will be completed by
Friday morning. Any Milam Co-
unty teen-ager holding a driver’s
license and not yet 20 years old
is eligible to enter.
The driving test will be held on
Tumlinson, Jaycee testing and 10th Street in front of Yoe High
scoring chairman. Tne test will School.
take nbotif nn hour • * f Jaycws will a enrirvw1^
Milton Brown, project chairman, driving lanes and obstacles for the
said that the driving contest on i contestants Friday.
i the four-part Road-e-o course will
begin about 1:15 p.m. Members of
the Cameron Junior Chamber of
Commerce, local law enforcement
Top winners will receive a beau-
tiful plaque and a chance for thc
regional championship in a few
weeks, Second and third place
officers. Sheriff Carl Black and | winners receive handsome keys.
student in the eighth grade with j ^ate highway patrolmen will judge ; The state winner will go on to
..r .. I and score t.,e event. Washington, D. C. for a chance
Late model automobiles will be
Cathy Gersback and Judy Wall
tying for salutatorian honors
County Democrats Met?
Cameron Girl Enters
furnished by the new car dealers
in Cameron, Brown said.
Murphy Webster, Yoe High Sc-
The presentation will analyze the
role of quality in cotton's com-
petition for markets, revealing how
the fiber not only must appeal to
consumers but also to the textile
mill and those who merchandise
It will give specflic examples
of how consumption lias been ex-
panded by capitalizing on research
and promotional opportunities.
In a summarizing statement the
speakers will emphasize the alter-
natives for cotton:
(1) A substantial increase in
markets by keeping pace with the
rapid expansion in population and
standards of living at home and
(2) Dwindling markets, reduced
acreage and volume, and a con-
stantly shrinking income not only
for the cotton industry but for all
who are dependent on it.
luuftiusuii mat uii *ai?i
Bureau members as well as non-
members interested in cotton
should attend this meeting and
give their thinking in helping to
solve the problem.
at $4,500 in college scholarships.
Parents and students are urged
to attend the event.
Payout Oil Zone
Milam County’s deep wildcat,
the Coastal Trend Oil and Gas
Company and Skinner Corporation
No. 1 G. P. Norman located two
miles southeast of Milano, was re-
ported drilling ahead early this
The test was drilling at 5,965
feet, the San Antonio Express oil
editor, Nancy Heard, reported in
her column on Tuesday.
The wildcat is permitted to 6,100
feet or to the Edwards Lime.
3 Percent Filing Fee Set
The Milam County Democratic ■ 3 percent with possibility of a ro- room, August 2, 1958. at 7:30 p.m.
Lake Belton Contest J ()Q Attend Duller
BELTON — Miss Rebecca Sue
; Terry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
j R. L. Terry of Cameron, is among
j the early entries in the Lake Bel-
j ton regional Miss Universe Beauty
Ted Matula, president of the Col-: and to Clarence Allison,
umbus Club and secretary-treasur- j high single game <242'.
For New Church
The Trinity Lutheran Church of
! Cameron will dedicate their house
\ of worship with two services on
j Sunday, May 25, at 10:00 am. and
i 3 p.m.
Thc Service of Dedication will
for the be held at 10 a m., with the Rev.
R, . , , ----------------„------------ ...»......... . , A. O. Rast, of Austin, as the guest
Executive Committee assessed fil- fund later to the candidates. The ■ The committee will convene again ctca' ' "1 comP° 0 in 11 • er 0f (j,e Men’s Bowling League. Playoff winner in the lower speaker. Rev. Rast is the Director
ing fees this week at the district committee approved the motion, sometime in June. junioi division. Sponsored b\ the j Tuesday meted out trophies and bracket team competition was the of Missions for the Texas District
courtroom with Chairman Max In 1956 the assessment was also Candidates’ filing fees are: dis- I County Dr. Pepper Com- cash awards to the top team and First National Bank with team of the Lutheran Church-Missouri
on a 3 percent basis.
trict clerk, $575.34; county clerk, i Pan>’> she is 5 feet 5 inches tail individual bowlers in a banquet at , members Henry Schattle, Richard Synod. Through his efforts the Con-
i’ iling fees were set at 3 percent j The committee discussed assess- $668.61; county judge, $726.49; and weighs 110 pounds. She has ; Knights of Columbus Hall. Williams ‘sponsor1, Charlie Burke, J gregation was guided to purchase
of four year salaries for candidates ing the unopposed candidates a , county school superintendent, brown hair and blue eyes. A crowd of about 100 attended Richard Hollas, Pete Susik and the house on the corner of Tra\ is
in the coming July and August j half’a percent more than the oppo- j $953.28; county treasurer, $396.00; The Yoe High School junior is the annual barbecue dinner. Thc Ralph Michalka receiving trophies, and Seventh Streets in Cameron
primaries. The chairman present- sed candidates, but settled on the county commissioner, $576; U. S. interested in swimming, dancing, meeting climaxed the 1958 bowling The upper bracket winner in the which was formerly owned by Mr.
ed the budget which was approved 3 percent assessment. j congressman, 11th District (six horseback riding and music. league in Cameron, sponsored by playoff tournament was the Pearl Roy Barmore.
by the committee. Mrs. Minnie! Precinct conventions were also counties), $230; county surveyor. Five girls have entered in the; the Columbus Club. team with team members Jim A second service, a Service of
Nell Lewis will serve as secretary designated by the chairman and $40. , junior division. Named team league champion ; Jones, Jerry Rice. Jim Goley, Lee Thanksgiving, will be held in the
of the committee th’s year, having approved by his committee. Rock- Filing fees for candidates for Winner of the senior division was the Falstaff team. Members Marek and John Boyce receiving afternoon, beginning at 3:00. The
served in this capacity for the dale and Cameron precincts which justice of the peace are: Precinct will represent Lake Belton in the receiving awards were Jim Me-, trophies. Ray Lester was sponsor, former pastor of the congregation,
past 10 years, McClaren said. include No. 15, 16, 1 and 22 res- 1—$264; Precinct 2—$16.80; Pre- state Miss Universe contest at Goldrick, Rudy Richter, Joe Hum- League president Jim Knight, the Rev. D. Beltz will be the guest
Chairman McClaren originally pectively will be held at 7:30 p.m. j cinct 3—$32.76; Precinct 4—$128.11; j Lake Whitnay, June 17, 18 and 19 plik, Joe Zowadkc and Ernest Or- Rockdale presided at the dinner, speaker for this service. The Rev,
The Belton junior winner will re-j sag. Dana Kestenbaum was spon- He introduced Charlie Burke, who D. Beltz, pastor of the congrega-
ceive an expense-paid trip to watch j sor. spoke in behalf of the league spon- j tion of First Lutheran Church of
the state contest. j Individual honors for the season soring Columbus Club in extending Rosebud, began preaching services
Eight other girls have notified 1 went to Everett Bierds, for the congratulations for a good season | in Cameron in August of 1955. Tri-
officials they plan to enter within j high three-game series >596>; Mar- and an invitation for a bigger sea- j nity Lutheran Church was organ-
the next ten days. * |iyn Bayer, high saeson average; i son next fall, | ized by him on May 27, 1956.
presented the salary schedule of Saturday, July 26 (day of the j Precinct 5—$4.0'.; Precinct 6—
the candidates with an assessment election' and all other precincts $38 07; Precine* 7—$29.36; and
of 2>4 percent of the four year will hold their conventions at 2:30 Precinct 8—$29,36.
W. E. Kuzel of Buckholts moved
that the assessment be raised to
in the afternoon.
The County Convention will be
held in Cameron, district court-
The state representative's filing
fee, et by the Texas Legislature,
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