Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 1962 Page: 2 of 8
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Pago 2-—Refugio Timely Remarks, Thurs., Feb. 22, 1962
By MARTHA SKEEN
25 YEARS AGO
February 19, 1937
The county road from Refugio
east to highway 35 is being put in
first class condition by County
Commissioner Tom Heard’s crew.
A new bridge is being built across
Melon Creek three miles from
town and another bridge farther
east has already been completed.
Joe Jenkins, former graduate of
the Refugio High School, but now
in the United States Navy, sta-
tioned at Long Beach, California,
has been transferred to the avia-
tion service , of the Navy, accord-
ing to word received here by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Jen-
Mrs. Frank Skrobarcek enter-
tained at her home with a three-
table bridge party Saturday even-
ing. The high score award was
presented to Mrs. Vincent Skro-
foarcek and cut prize to Mr. B. C.
20 YEARS AGO
February 19, 1942
able benefit from the downpour
last week. According to County
Judge Jeter’s rain gauge, 2.25 in-
ches fell Saturday up until 6
o’clock in the evening.
15 YEARS AGO
February 20, 1947
Three ex-servicem,ent of Refugio
— E. W. Smith, Kenneth Euton
and Bobo Rystad — have received
their Private Pilot’s Licenses from
the CAA after taking flying train-
ing at the Worsham Flying School,
located at Rooke Flyig Field, un-
der the GI Bill of Rights.
Melwese Williamson of Refugio
was elected vice - president of the
Cousins Hall House Council at Tex-
as A&I College last week.
During the month of February,
Since the loss of flax caused by
the unusual cold spell in January,
many local growers are looking
for a money crop that may be
used as a replacement.
Guar may be the answer. For
the past twelve years; guar has
been grown in Refugio County as
a sumtaer legume, it has proven
itself of its soil building effects.
Very little attention has been giv-
en from the standpoint of bean
production. According to the Bee-
ville Experiment Station reports,
800 to 1200 pounds of beans can
be produced per acre in our local
area; provided Guar is given the
cultural attention that our grow-
the 139 girls enrolled in the 11 4-H ers give other cash crops. A cur-
girls clubs of Refugio County are
receiving handbooks containing the
1947 Yearbooks and extra sheets
with 4-H club work.
10 YEARS AGO
February 21, 1952
The Refugio Public Library now
Undisputed champonship ot bas- has 18®1,?00!1.? available for pat-
ketball in District 38-A is the title !™ns of thf llb,ralJ' Each month
the current selections from the
won by the Refugio Bobcats in the
Karnes City gymnasium Wednes-
day night of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hounsell
have recently purchased a four-
room with garage attached
frame house near the hospital
from Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Wingo,
Who moved to Corpus Christi. They
are remodeling the home for oc-
Farms in Refugio County are be-
lieved to have derived consider-
Quality and Service
In All Seasons
Clarence S. Boone
Your HUMBLE Agent
Telephone LA 6-2824
Literary Guild and Detective Book
Club are added to the shelves to-
gether with books donated by the
Patricia Sue Lemley of Refugio
has qualified for the dean’s honor
roll for the first semester at Tex-
as A&I College.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
E. P. Fancher on the birth of a son
Friday afternoon, February 15, at
the Refugio County Hospital.
5 YEARS AGO
February 31, 1957
Carl Baumgartner is soon to be
installed as the postmaster in Re-
fugio, according to information re-
rent market exists at nearby Kene-
dy at $4.00 per hundred for num-
ber 1 beans. This type income
compared favorable to a ton of
milt per acre. And, too, it must
be remembered that you receive
practically the same soil building
effects as plowing under the crop
green. The Guar plants are very
deep - rooted and this also is most
desirable for our tight black soils
Many row - crop farmers in Re-
fugio County have what they term
as (dead acreage) which is acre-
age not covered by the cotton and
feed grain allotment program. The
possibility of each of these grow-
ers planting ten or more acres to
guar is feasible as the effort would
assist in developing a new crop
and building up the productivity
of the soil as well.
Guar varieties recommended for
the county are: Texel, a prolific
seed producer and Groehler — a
basal branching type which has
more seed producing branches.
Five to six pounds of seed are
. , , .... , planted per acre, and a 4-hole
ceived from a reliable source by graln sorghum plate can be used
this newspaper. Baumgartner re-
signed his post as Corporation
Court Judge of the Town of Re-
fugio Monday, February 18.
Confirmation services and dedi-
cation of the new parish house of
the Episcopal Church of the As-
cension were conducted by the Rt.
Rev. Everett H. Jones, Bishop of
the Episcopal Diocese of West
Texas, Sunday morning, February
A petition asking the removal of
parking meters from, the streets
of this town will probably be pre-
sented to the Refugio City Coun-
cil at its next meeting.
HOW BANKS HELP
Here are two ways banks help people save
time, that precious asset: By providing check-
ing accounts, so that bills can be safely paid
via the postal route; and banking-by-mail
service, so deposits can be made any time at
the depositor’s convenience. And our policy of
acting promptly on applications for credit-
loans to help meet urgent home repair needs,
for example-has saved local people countless
dollars. We have mentioned three time-saving
facets of our service; from them, yet another
follows: You can attend to many money mat-
ters under a single roof! Why not do so?
m i m nn I m
in planting the Guar crop. Plant-
ing seed is available in sufficient
quantities and if acreage warrants
a local dealership may be estab-
lished in the county.
Prices of many of the products,,
sold by farmers and ranchers in
the rrtonth ending mid-January, in-
creased more rapidly than prices
of things farmers and ranchers
This lifted the parity ratio to
80, about 2 per cent higher than in
m5d - December and 1 per cent
higher than in February of last
year for U. S. averages.
The prices received by farmers
and ranchers stood at 142 above
base period (1910-1914).
Even with this price rise, the
prices of things bought by farm-
ers and ranchers stood at 204 per
cent above base.
The parity ratio of 80 which
means farm and ranch products
will have to rise 20 percentage
points in order for prices to be in
line with prices of what farmers
and ranchers buy.
Average prices across the na-
tion received by farmers and
ranchers for the following pro-
ducts applicable to Refugio Coun-
ty February 15 are: corn $.951
bushel grain sorghum $1.65 cwt.
cotton 2044 cents pound; cotton-
seed $50 90 ton; flaxseed $3.14
bushel; hogs $16.50 cwt., beef cat-
tle $20.70 cwt., sheep $5.82 cwt.,
eggs 35.4 cents dozen, and wool
41.1 cents pound.
Effective parity prices for these
farm and ranch products as of
February 15 are: corn $1.60 bush-
el; grain sorghum $2.50 cwt., cot-
ton 39.09 cents pound; cottonseed
$62.60 ton; flaxseed $3.83 bushel;
hogs $21.60 cwt., beef cattle $23.-
50 cwt., sheep $8.12 cwt., eggs 47.-
1 cents doze and wool 73.3 cets
Vegetable prices moved sharply
higher following freeze damage to
crops in the South. Also contribut-
ing significantly to the increase
were higher prices for meat ani-
mals, chickens and eggs.
Taxes on farm real estate and
interest on farmi and ranch mort-
gage indebtedness were up 6 per
cent over a year ago. Farm
wage rates reach a new high with
the 3 per cent increase during the
month ending February 15.
SOIL TESTING IS
It’s good business to anticipate
Ihe fertilizer needs of your crops
before deficiency symptoms can
be seen on the crop itself. Wait-
ing for a deficiency to develop is
a poor practice, for by then crop
losses already have taken place.
In present - day farming, the
real problem is to know how well
a particular fertilizer is meeting
the needs of a crop.
It is pointed out that once a
farmer has embarked in a fertili-
zer program! its value in meeting
the needs of the crop from year
to year can be estimated by soil
tests. Soil testing is a practical
tool that tells you what you want
to know about your soil before the
trouble appears ad before it’s too
late to correct it.
By following a regular program
of soil testig you can avoid loss
in yield and low profits resultig
from hidden hunger of your crops.
Soil testing is the modem way to
determine your fertilizer needs.
Soil test — don’t guess.
CROP AND LIVESTOCK
Preparing for spring planting
was active as open weather con-
tiued for the second consecutive
week. Planting moisture is needed
in most areas of county to in-
sure good planting conditions.
Com was being planted in the
Austwell - Tivoli area at the close
of the week starting the 1962
spring planting season.
Warm weather has promoted
many farmers in starting the
planting season by dragging down
bed prior to planting.
A field of flax seeded after the
cold spell in the Austwell area is
up to a good stand and making
Onion acreage that withstood
the cold spell needing moisture.
Open weather allowed supple-
mental feeding to drop off from a
seasonal peak hit late in January;
however m)ost cattleman continue
to feed. All ranges continue to be
a fire hazard. Cool season forage
making slow progress and a gen-
eral rain is needed in all areas.
SOW SOIL ★WISTKHGTMa
j Supervisors of the Copano Bay
[.Soil Conservation District wish to
remind cooperators of the District
that maintenance work in water-
j v/ays should be given consideration
at this timie of the year,
j Mowing to control weeds, plus
| a good fertilization program will
maintain grasses in good condi-
tion which will provide need-
Excessive stubble height or vege-
tation will increase silting. Angel-
ton grass should be mowed to a
stubble height of approximately 6
inches while bermuda grass stuf-
ble height of approximately 4 in-
ches is sufficient.
Waterways should be checked
for needed repairs where damage
Properly managed waterways
with a good fertilization program
can be utilized for hay or seed
production. Approximately 30
pounds of nitrogen per acre should
produce and maintain a satisfac-
Technicians of the Soil Conser-
vation Service assisting the Soil
Conservation District are avail-
able to assist cooperators survey
their waterways for needed repair.
Reef Noodle Classerole
2 No. 303 cans tomatoes
8 ounces broad noodles
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons salad oil
One-half teaspoon garlic salt
One - half pound American
3 tablespoons flour
One - fourth cup rninced onion
1 and one-half teaspoon salt
One-fourth teaspoon pepper
Cook and drain the noodles.
Brown the ground beef in the salad
oil and add the garlic salt. Mix
one-fourth cup tomato liquid with
the flour and add it to the ground
beef. Add the remaining tomatoes,
onion, salt and pepper.
Simmer until slightly thickened,
10 to 15 minutes. In a greased
three-quart casserole place alter-
nate layers of noodles and the to-
mato - beef mixture. Top with a
layer of the cheese slices. Bake at
375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
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Tuesday, March 6
Refugio. —. Mr. Joseph Murray
announces the approaching mar-
riage of his daughter, Rosemary
Sims, to Ernest Gene Martin, son
of Mrs. Adley Martin and the late
Mr. Martin of Victoria.
The wedding will take place
Tuesday, March 6, 1962 at Mt.
Pilgrim Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
Janice Marie Sims will be maid
of honor and W. J. Haynes, best
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