Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 7, 1961 Page: 6 of 12
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iRofugio. — Menus for the Refu-
gio Public School for the week be-
ginning Friday, December 8, as
announced by the high school
business office are listed below.
Menus are subject to change due
to delivery of comjmodities.
Friday, December 8
Enchiladas with Chili or Sauce
Pinto Beans Spanish Rice
Bread Crackers Milk
Monday, December 11
Pork Patties Candied Yams
Fresh Shelled Lima Beans
Hot Rolls Butter Milk
Tuesday, December 12
Bar-Be-Que Meat Loaf
Fresh Blackeyed Peas
Hot Biscuits Butter Milk
Wednesday, December 14
Cheese Potatoes Green Beans
Hot Rolls Butter Milk
Thursday, December 15
Pinto Beans Green Salad
Jello Bread Milk
I GIVE YOU-
By Boyce House
Life as editor of a small daily
in a West Texas town in the 1920’s
had its lighter side. After wprking
up into the night Saturday, in or-
der to get out the Sunday issue
of the Eastland Daily Oil Belt
News, there was the luxury of
sleeping late and then having as
the first meal of the day the six-
course dinner (seventy-five cents)
at 1 o'clock at the Majestic Cafe.
After consuming the feast in
leisurely fashion, I would walk to
Connellee Park in the edge of town
to see a baseball game. Our town
had a good team, njade up main-
ly of oil field workers, with a
sprinkling of players who had pro-
fessional experience, though now
slowed down from age.
The star slugger was “Big Boy”
Davis, owner of a bakery; and
the. ace pitcher was Rawley Fir-
feirn, electrical shop proprietor.
Fairbairn was a “slippery elm”
pronounced ‘ ‘el-um’ ’ pitcher and
when he moistened the ball, neith-
er batter nor catcher and, for that
matter, not even the pitcher him-
self, had any idea where the ball
There was a leather - lung-
ed Eastland fan who was good at
“riding” players on the visiting
team. He carried a baseball bat,
which had the effect of discourag-
ing others from taking a swing
at him and when anyone tried to
make a retort, he thumped the
bat on the floor and drowned out
the other’s words.
The sumfcner sunlight was dazzl-
ing and the heat was intense in
the day-time but it was cool at
night. It was in late September
that I made an acquaintnce with
a Texas “Norther”. Attired in a
summer suit, I was watching a
baseball game with great enjoy-
ment when all at once, I realized
1 was freezing. The temperature
had toppled thirty degrees in few-
er minutes than that and we fans
built bonfires and shiveringly
watched the last four innings.
Chilled though we were, it never
occurred to us to leave.
REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM C. MOTT, Judge Ad-
vocate General of the United States Navy, will be the
principal speaker at the annual banquet of the Gulf
Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America Thursday, De-
cember 14, at 6:30 P.M. at the Robert Driscoll hotel in
Corpus Christi. Admiral Mott is recognized as one of
the outstanding speakers in the nation. He will be in-
troduced by Rear Admiral L. J. Kirn, Chief of Naval
Air Advanced Training.
Admiral Mott has a distinguish-
ed service record dating from his
commissions as an Ensign in the
Naval Reserve in 1940. In 1946 he
was transferred from the Naval
Reserve to the United States Na-
vy. On August 1, 1960, he was ap-
pointed Judge Advocate General
of the Navy, with accompanying
rank of Rear Admiral.
The list of awards which Ad-
miral Mott has received include
the Legion of Merit with Combat
“V”, the Navy Unit Commenda-
tion Medal, the European - Afri-
ca _ Middle Eastern Campaign
Medal, the Asiatic - Pacific Cam-
paign Medal with three engage-
ment stars, the World War II Vi-
tory Medal and the National De-
Ir. addition to the address by
Admiral Mott, other features of
the banquet program will be the
awarding of the Silver Beaver io
six Scouters of the Council for
outstandisg service to boyhood,
the introduction of the outstanding
Explorers from the eight Districts
of the Counsil, and the installation
of Counil officers and members.
All Scouters and friends of
Scouting are invited to attend the
banquet. Tickets are $2.25 each
and may be obtained from the
Dictrit Chairman or the District
Executive or from the Boy Sout
The annual business meeting of
the Council will be held at 4:00
p.m. in the parlor of the First
Methodist Church on Shoreline
Drive. All Council and District
Committee members are expected
to be present.
By CHARLOTTE TROJCAK
For Benefit Payments
When Worker Disabled
Eastland had a country club
which, besides a semi-annual tour-
nament, also was the scene of
many dances, the music usually
furnished by an out-of-town or-
chestra — from Ranger. (When
Ranger gave a dance, the orches-
tra usually was brought in from
Victoria. — Many employed peo-
ple and their dependents have in-
surance protection they are not
aware of, according to Maurice
E. Owen, district manager of the
Victoria office of the Social Secur-
A recent survey by the Bureau
of Old-Age, Survivors, and Disabil-
ity Insurance found that only
about a fourth of the men and wo-
men interviewed v/ere aware that
their social security ontributions
were buying them protection
against loss of income of severe
and long-lasting disability.
Athough the employment re-
quirements are different from
those set by lav/ for retirement
or death benfits, most workers
with as much as five years of cov-
ered work (including military serv-
ice in many instances) during the
ten year period ending with the
onset of disability are protected.
The feature of the disability
protection least understood is the
eligibility of dependents for bene-
fit payments when the worker is
found disabled. These are, of
course, in addition to the benefits
paid to the disabled worker. De-
pendents benefits m&y be paid to
minor children, and when at least
one child is eligible, the wife is
also eligible regardless of her age.
Also disabled adult sons and
daughters of disabled, retired, or
deceased workers are eligible for
disability benefits regardless of
age if they become disabled be-
fore age 18.
Winston Churchill once gave this
advice to a friend, “Do not make
yourself an anumunition wagon;
make ourself a rifle to use the
annunition of others.”
Last year, Russia produced 112,-
000 washing machines — about
one week’s production in U. S.
Quality and Service
In All Seasons
Clarence S. Boone
Your HUMBLE Agent
Telephone LA 6-2824
Social Security Man
Here December 13
Victoria. — A representative of
the Social Security Office, Vic-
toria, Texas, will be in Refugio at
9 o’clock in the morning at the
County Courthouse, Commission-
er’s Courtroom;, on Wednesday,
December 13, 1961.
Anyone wishing to file a claim
for retirement, survivor’s or dis-
ability benefits should meet him.
He will be gald to assist anyone
having questions concerning the
social security prograjm.
Kllsmere Island is the nearest
and to the North Pole — the sun
never sets for 147 days, or rises
for 145 days, each year.
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25 YEARS AGO
December 4, 1936
Bob Mathews, member of the
Refugio High School football squad
for the third successive year has
brought honor to himself and to
his school by being named all-dis-
trict guard. Mathews gained the
honor that comes to very few high
school football players.
Brookner’s Christmas sale spec-
ials include men’s leather house
shoes, $1.95; men’s dress shoes,
$2.65; dress shirts, 89 cents; hats,
$2.95; ladies dress shoes, $1.85;
The James Power Chapter of the
Daughters of the Republic met
Monday afternoon. Rev. Father
William H. Oberste gave an in-
teresting talk on the life of Fath-
er Marguil who founded the mis-
sions at Goliad.
20 YEARS AGO
December 4, 1941
Warren Hemperley, son of De-
puty Sheriff and Mrs. J. E. Hem-
perley, and Jessie Hogan, son of
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Hogan have
comjpleted courses in the U. S.
Naval Training Station, Alameda,
California and are now waiting to
be assigned to duties.
Eleven men have been listed by
the local Selective Service Board
for examination and induction in
Houston on December 11. They
are Amos Doughty, Elton B
Rhodes, Harold Franklin Bass,
John David Dawson, Raymond
Theodore Levien, Salas Vasquez
Villarrel, Alfreda Rigerova, Man-
uel Fuentes, James S. Johnson,
and Eduardo Porras.
Marriage lines were read Sat-
urdy for Miss Dorothy Mae Zar-
sky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Zarsky of Woodsboro and
John Brewker of Houston.
15 YEARS AGO
December 5, 1946
Ira Heard, 51, died at his home
at 2:45 Saturday afternoon, follow-
ing a heart attack which occurred
R. M. Harsdorff, chief deputy
of the late Sheriff Ira Heard, was
appointed sheriff of Refugio Coun-
ty for the remainder of the year
by the County Commissioners in
a special meeting Tuesday.
Miss Marion Bartow, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Bartow,
became the bride of Ralph H.
Soape of Kenedy, Thanksgiving
10 YEARS AGO
December 6, 1951
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Fisher en-
tertained informally at their home
Monday night for their son, Mike,
on the occasion of his seventeenth
Teddy Gray and Bobby Wilpitz
co-captains of the Bobcat team
long with Scraficn Vela were se-
along with Serafien Vela were se-
tmm for 1951.
The Rev. John R. Woods, pas-
tor of the Presbyterian Church,
announced this week that open
house will be held in their new
educational building Wednesday
5 YEARS AGO
December 6, 1956
Bill Morris, a 1955 graduate of
Woodsboro High School has won
his second football letter at Tex-
as A&I College.
The Refugio Junior High School
Cardinals have elected David Bow-
man and Mike Williams as 1956-57
co - captains of the basketball
Manager of the Refugio Grocery
and Market, E. R. Turman, an-
nounced Wednesday, December 5,
that he has moved his store on
door north of his old location on
North Alamo Street.
Three Refugio men have enlist-
ed for three years of service in
the U. S. Army. They are D. Joe
Smith, Harliss W. Glowers, and
Cecil R. Fortenberry.
Dr. C. E. Pfeil, veterinarian of
the Refugio Animal Hospital an-
nounced last week that he will
move the entire hospital building
to his lot at the corner of Ward
and Pecan Streets
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Page 6—Refugio Timely Remarks, Thurs., Dec. 7,1961
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