Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 3, 1961 Page: 4 of 8
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Refugio. — With two-a-day foot-
iball drills slated to start Monday,
August 14, many members of the
Refugio Bobcat squad are getting
in the final licks on summer jobs.
All-District Guard Bill Germer
fias been active during the vaca-
tion period at the K & W Lumber
Co., while other first team all-
district player, end David Sullivan
has kept himself occupied at the
“Freight Train” Claudia Lott,
named to the all-district second
team as fullback, has been in the
employment of Butler’s Plumbing
Four of the returning Iettermen
—J. D. Baugh, William Rienke,
Robert Nelson and Bobby Wills—
have been working in Refugio ser-
Summer school classes occupied
the time of Iettermen Tommy Gar-
cia and Warren Davis, as it did
Gorman Walton and Dennis Phil-
lips from last year’s “B” team.
Ricky Franke busied himself at
his father’s Industrial Engines Ser-
vice firm,, while Floyd Richardson
has been serving as a chauffuer
and Clark Walker has been affilia-
ted with Green’s Refrigeraion Ser-
Jimmy Stevens and Bobby Ha-
ley, along with Francis Johnson,
have been working in local gro-
cery stores. Frank Hendrix had
heen holding down a job with Pat
Johnson while Sammy Allen has
been catching odd jobs.
Edgar Jeter and Tommy Allen
have been doing ranch chores.
Buried August 2
Woodsboro. — Juan M. Marti*
aiez, Sr., 81, died at the residence
of his daughter, Mrs. Ernan Val-
derrama, in Woodsboro Saturday,
July 29, 1961 at 5:15 p.m.
Martinez was a retired farmer
and had lived in the Woodsboro
area for the past 35 years.
Rosary was recited at the fam-
ily residence at 8 p.,m. Tuesday.
Funeral mass was recited at St.
Therese Catholic Church at 8:00
a.m. Wednesday, and burial was
at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon
in St. Bernard Cemetery at Woods-
fccrro. Msgr. A. J. Ordner, pastor
of St. Therese Catholic Church
conducted the services.
Surviving Martinez are four
sons, Calistro and Trino of Bee-
viUe, Juan, Jr. of Coudersport,
Pennsylvania, Agapito of Schenec-
tady, New York; five daughters,
Mrs. Bonaficio Silvas of Tivoli,
Mrs. Bias Martinez and Mrs. Er-
nan Valderrama of Woodsboro
Mrs. L. Sabela of Berclair, Mrs.
A. C. Rodriguez of Beeville.
Other survivors include two
brothers, Maximo and Rodrigo
Martinez of Berclair; 34 grand-
children, and 14 great - grandchil-
Starbuck Toland Funeral Home
was in change of arrangements.
Woodsboro.—Miss Agnes Louise
Demmer, 64, died at her home
here at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30,
after a short illness.
Funeral services were at 10 a.
an. Monday at the St. Theresa's
Catholic Church at Woodsboro.
Survivors are three brothers, L.
A. of Waco, George of Woodsboro,
and Ray of Corpus Christi.
Msgr. A. J. Ordner, pastor of
the church, officiated. Burial was
in St. Bernard’s Cemetery at
Succumbs July 27
Cuero. — Mrs. John T. Wofford,
former resident of Refugio, died
Thursday morning, July 27, in a
San Antonio Hospital.
Mrs. Wofford had been in ill
health for quite some time.
Bom May 11, 1887 in Lockhart,
she was a member of First Bap-
tist Church in Cuero.
Surviving are her husband, John
T. Wofford, who worked for the
Railroad Commission during their
stay in Refugio; two daughters,
Mrs. George Ryan of Victoria and
Mrs. Harry Moore of Cuero; two
sons, R. B. Wofford of Galveston
and J. H. Wofford of Cuero; seven
grandchildren, and four great
Funeral services were held at
3:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at
Freund Funeral Home in Cuero,
with burial in Hillside Cemetery.
Some people would like to take
a trip to the moon but are afraiid
to sit in the front row at church.
Page 4—Refugio Timely Remarks, Thurs., Aug. 3, 1961
A DECADE OF GIVING
I. Public Social Welfare
2. Private Giving
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Post decade has seen public expendifures for social welfare purposes
increase 108%, according lo American Association of Fund Raising
Counsel. Nevertheless private giving for philanthropic purposes has had
a corresponding increase of 100%. Copyright AAFRC
Refugio Colored News
Well alrite! Now that the rest
of school is through for the sum-
mer period I know good and well
those that attended is either gone
away from here for their vaca-
tions or gitting in a fast hurry to
leave. Cause you know it won’t be
long now until prof, and his gang
is going to start all over.
I ain’t made no mistake yet, but
I thought the honey’s that I been
missing was gone until I found
out about summer classes. That’s
not bad at all, the more yuh fill
that knowledge box the better.
Yuh know it ain’t near nothing
like it wuz when I was going to
When we got out of there in
May everybody went every which-
away and never even thought of
no school house until September.
You see we was cotton husslers
and gin hands. The first time we
ever heard of summer school it
scared everybody out of town.
(The reason). Some knowed they
wasn’t gonna make it; others
didn’t care; a few wanted it; some
left and never did show up; others
married to stay out; and what few
teachers we had didn’t have time
to fool with us cause they was
going to summer school theyself.
, The rest that left us barefooted
and quit is living all over the U.S.
Well alrite! That’s just some
part of it. Now let’s git on with it.
Mr. Riley Mitchell is back home
again. The spry gentlemen has
been spending his vacation with
his son, Dan Mitchell in San An-
tonio. When Dan left here, Uncle
Samuel had me hobbled and I
ain’t seen him but once since. But
I know he works at the Butter-
Krust Bread factory and has been
there ever since he left here. (All
Everybody here at Refugio is
looking forward for the National
Baptist Association which will be
held here at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist
Church starting August 7, 1961.
The Rev. G. T. McBeth, modera-
tor, will call on all pastors in his
district, and brother, he is over
some swell speakers, too. This is
an occasion that every able bod-
ied person should attend. Every-
body is invited.
Here is another thing about the
Rev. McBeth and his flock; they
start service while its cool in or-
der to dodge so much hot weath-
er. That goes for Sunday School,
That's another reason a lot of
us ain’t got nowhere. A whole
bunch of us thought if the teach-
ers is going to school theyself,
why they can’t know no more than
us. That’s the way it was then.
Just as soon as some of the
chicks and jokers learned to read
and write pretty good why they’d
That’s the truth; if you don’t
believe it just ask Slige. We went
13 years and finally they give us
our walking papers. You know
cousin I can git to thinking about
stuff and remember clean back to
when I was five years old. In them
days you couldn’t even look in a
school house door. We started at
seven. Now they start just as soon
as they git rid of their three-cor-
nered pants.. That ain't half of it.
They can read, &pell and count.
Something we couldn’t do until we
was third graders.
Then that’s one more reason
how come some didn’t git far,
some didn’t start, and over half-
that did finally start just kept
right on across the San Antonio
and Guadelupe rivers and ain’t
been heard from since. That’s an-
other part of the truth.
My fourth grade class number-
ed 22. This I can also prove. The
other day I was talking to Kath-
erine (Mitchell) Heard, a Ranch
Motel first cook. We spoke of
school days. The lady commenc-
ed talking 'bout cousins and man
about 15 of these was all over
Houston. I can remember Walter
Shackels, David Word, Frank,
TqmJmie, Willie, and Nancy Ob-
rient, Elmer Lee Henderson
Leamie Taylor, Haze Preston and
F. J. Brewer, Cris Obrient, Jr.,
and a lot of others that moved
to Houston and living from one
end of the U.S. to the other.
Of these I ain’t seen nary one
since I was 12 yars old. So you
see I’d be in a bad shape if I
Saturday nite it was a big shin-
dig in Goliad, but it musta not
been much. The real shin-diggers
ain’t said to much about it. Us-
ually the best is always in Goliad.
But I guess cause the Arribas
played, the crowd wasn’t use to
’dm and ain’t never heard of ’um.
Now then this coming Saturday
nite they’re going to cut loose at
Aloe Field at nine o’clock. That’s
next to the biggest before Labor
Day. (Less go.)
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Leon
(Tessie) Senter came up with an-
other big one. This time it was a
birthday party for their four year
old daughter, Glenda Maxine Sen-
ter. Man I ain’t never seen so
many children that could git in
one yard. Mrs. Senter and Mrs.
Deases told me it was 50 tots,
but it looked to me like 200.
Children from everywhere in
j town was there, even they heard
about it in Corpus Christi, Sinton,
Taft, Victoria and they was here
too. I don’t know how many pres-
ents the child got but I seen two
beds full and a large family table
was loaded. With neighbors and
everybody else helping to serve,
Mrs. Senter put out some of the
best homemade ice cream I ever
tasted. Later in the evening the
lady turned to cokes. Just a while
back the same pair throwed no.
1 for their teen-age pretty daugh-
ter (Vickey). The same thing hap-
pened. You couldn’t git in 500 feet
into their place. That’s another
time you couldn’t walk in the
house without stumbling over
some kind of a birthday present.
Right behind that and around
the comer a house warning was
given for Mrs. Lois Shaw. I don’t
know what all the lady got, but
when I did go there it took me
exactly ten minutes to git in the
house. (Alrite then.)
Here’s another thing: that 52
Club is still in action. I wish
had to go in some of these big things would have kept on like
Texas cities to look 'um up. That’s
how come me to say if Uncle
Samuel hadn't took me some-
where I never woulda made it no
further than here and up home,
Then San Antonio is loaded, one
of my ex-class mates lives there
and I ain’t seen her since the nite
of May 18th, 1927 (honest). You
see we started from the 7th grade
with 9 girls and 9 boys. When we
finished it was the late Robert
Bremer, Hollis Sapenter, Ester
Lott, and Robert Mosely Billups.
they started. They were real
swell, and still are. And it seems
to me as big as Refugio is and
Lias as many people looks like
things ought to get started and
keep on going. Sumpum’s just
wrong that’s all there is to it. I
don’t know what it is and can’t
nearly guess. To me it’s just too
many pretty girls and young hon-
eys to keep up stuff like calling
(Well alrite then cousin.) Lem-
me see yuh.
By Vem Sanford
If you want a barrel of fun
and a boat full of fish . . . try
Curtis Carpenter of the Game
and Fish Department joined me
for an early-morning expedition
on Lake Austin, on a recent week-
end, seeking the wily black bass.
About three hours and no strikes
later we decided that the blacks
were smarter than we were.
Suddenly Curtis spied some fish
breaking water on the far side
of the lake, so we revved up the
25hp Gale and sped to the area.
Sure enough there was plenty of
activity. But it was a school of
those long-nosed gar.
“Might as well have some fun”
said Curtis, as he tossed me one
of the many home-made, gar-tang-
ling lures he had stowed away in
the bottom of his big tackle box
“just in case.”
A few casts in the area and
. . . WHAM ... a three-foot-
long- nose grabbed the lure, spun
over a few times and took off
for deep water.
Five minutes later I had the
saw-toothed critter alongside the
“Grab the camera and take a
pix of it,” I yelled to Curtis.
He was just about to eye-level
the camera when the subject took
off like a rocket. Snap went the
10 pound line, the lure and the
gar. I had loosened the drag so
as to relieve the tension consider-
ably, but not enough.
No pix. No gar.
All I had left was a Zebco rod
and reel . . . and I was lucky
to have them.
First move I made was to loos-
en the drag some more. I had
learned my lesson. Then I strung
the line again . . . tied on an-
other lure . . . and cast out for
Suddenly there was a tug on
my buddy’s line. “I’ve got a good
one this time,” said Curtis. And he
did. Some 10 minutes later he had
subdued the dread - naught and
brought aboard a five - footer. It
stretched from gunwale to gun-
wale, across the wide beam of
the Boston Whaler boat.
That’s when we went ashore and
did some picture taking.
But what about that lure?
It was nothing but a piece of
rubber - covered, white - nylon
clothesline with most of the rub-
Want to know how to make your
First buy a 50 foot roll of No.
7 rubber covered nylon clothes
line (cost $1.45). Be sure it’s all
nylon inside — no wire.
Next get a dozen No 3 size
snap swivels, or some double
swivels with eyes large enough
for the clothesline to go through.
Then obtain some fishing line
or fine wire. Actually almost any-
thing will do ... 8 to 20 pounds
monofilament or 45 pound braided
squidding line. Makes little dif-
ference. Get whatever you can
wrap and tie easiest.
Finally buy some steel leaders,
about 12 to 15-inches long.
Now you’re ready to go to work.
Cut of a 20-inch strip of the
clothesline. Run the clothesline
through one eye of the swivel (or
through the snap end of the snap
swivel) until the swivel is in the
center of the 20-inch strip of
Bend the strip of clothesline in
the center so that you have half
the line (10-inches) on each side
of the swivel. Next wrap the fish-
ing line or wire tightly around
the clothesline, close to the swivel,
and tie it good and tight.
This will serve to hold the swi-
vel in position in the center of
Final act is to trim about 8
inches of rubber off the two ends
of the clothesline. Eercise great
care so that you do not cut into
the nylon as every strand you
sever reduces the size and appeal
of your lure.
Do NOT add a hook.
When you’re ready to fish, at-
tach the steel leader to your
line, snap on the swivel and lure,
then cast right into the middle of
the school. And don’t forget to
loosen the drag!
Let the lure sink to the bot-
tom, or if in deep water let it
down about. 10 feet. Then start
a slow retrieve. Give the rod a
slight twitch, ever so often, to
“fluff up” the lure.
The soft, silken looking lure, as
it moves slowly through the water
quickly attracts the gar’s atten-
When he attacks, you feel only
a slight tug. Don’t try to set
your hook. Remember, you don’t
have a hook. Let the gar roll a
couple of times, then you will soon
get the sensation you seek.
What happens down there in
the deep blue water is this. The
gar gets his sharp teeth entang-
led in the silken threads of ny-
lon and as he rolls over and over
he wraps the nylon around his
nose. Then he’s had it.
But he’s not through. Not by
a long shot. He won’t give up
After a good battle you’ll have
him beside the boat, providing he
hasn’t broken the line, or the
swivel, or the rod.
Don’t swing him into the boat
until you’re sure you have plen-
ty of flopping - around space.
Then be mighty careful. His scales
can cut like a knife. His teeth are
sharp and vicious.
Above all, don’t pick him up
in your bare hands.
Some fishermen, with gloves on,
grasp the gar’s beak, if they are
sure his mouth is tied tightly with
the nylon. Then they pull his
head over the gunwale and apply
a pacifier (a baseball bat) to end
Remember that by eliminating
the gar you’ll improve the game
FOR THAT "UNSINKABLE" FEELING!
When it comes to seasickness,
this fetching, nautical miss is
literally unsinkable unlike some
■would-be sailors of the past such
as Emperor Napoleon I, the
But, Napoleon and other her-
oic historical figures couldn’t
rely on anti-motion sickness
drugs to make their outings go
swimmingly as can Miss Lynn
Gay Lorino (above) of the cast
of the hit Broadway play, “The
Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
cal development. Leading men
of history did not have such
protection against nausea and
other discomfort and thus met
their Waterloo on the high seas.
Napoleon, a mighty general on
terra firma, failed to conquer
“mal de mer.” Because of his
sensitivity to motion, he proved
to be an abominable sailor
and spent most of his voyage
time abed. Seasickness was the
scourge of the Spanish conquis-
tadore3 and laid low many
The emergence of these drugs
a comparatively recent medi-
of the Portuguese global navi-
Recognition of the malady
dates far back into history and
is recorded in ancient literature.
The famous Roman statesman,
Cicero, wrote he would “rather
be killed than again suffer the
tortures of nausea maris.” And
possibly the most famous sea-
sickness case in literature is
Ulysses of the Homeric epic.
But, today, the American
boating public, which numbers
six million owners of pleasure
crafts and countless others who
charter for fishing and excur-
sions, can travel comfortably
in even turbulent waterways
thanks to such drugs as Bona*
d e 11 e s. One non-prescription,
fruit-flavored Bonadettes tablet,
for instance, affords up to 24-
hour protection against seasick-
ness and other forms of motion
The rhyme of the modern
mariner is to have protection at
hand for clear sailing and that
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