Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1963 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME XXXV—NO. 51
Refugio. — Six new members
were elected into membership of
the Refugio Volunteer Fire De-
partment at a special called meet-
ing, according to Department Sec-
The new members are Milton
Skrobarcek, Nimmie Wasson, Burt
Burns, Steven Stubblefield, Char-
les Roessler and Jimmy Murphey.
The News From Every Section of Refugio County
REFUGIO, REFUGIO COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963
EIGHT PAGES—TEN CENTS
Junior Choir for
Refugio. — The Rev. James W.
Campbell, pastor of the Methodist
church in Refugio, announced this
week that plans are under way for
a junior church choir for pupils
in grades two through seven. The
choir will be conducted by Mrs.
J. C. Mitchell.
Plans are also being made for
a junior MYF. The senior MYF,
which has been active during the
summer, will continue throughout
the school year.
Please mention in the paper:
Children and motorists please
be careful and practice all the
rules of safety;
Boys, be careful with those BB
guns and sling shots;
Last Thursday a young chap was
hit and knocked down by an au-
tomobile when he dashed into the
street from between two parked
autos. It was fortunate the car
was being driven slowly and the
driver stopped promptly. The lad
suffered only bruises and was re-
leased from the hospital the next
Too many of us here in Refugio
—young and old—have developed
the habit of jay-walking. Too many
of us, too, are moving into the
street from behind objects out in-
to the lane of traffic.
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GROUND BREAKING for the Masonic Lodge build-
mg of the Refugio County lodge in Woodsboro was Sat-
urday, September 7, at 4 p.m. At the ceremonies were
(1. to r.) St. Elmo Glaze, Deputy District Grand Master,
Masonic District No. 37 AF&AM; Amos Doughty, Wor-
shipful Master, Joe Watts, Junior Deacon j Dr. R Bruce
Brannon, Past Grand Master of Masons of Texas; and
Clyde Boone, Senior Warden. The building will be on
Locke Street, facing the Woodsboro public school build-
Austin. — The State Board of
Insurance Friday, September 6,
announced reductions in fire in-
surance key rates assigned to Re-
fugio, which will mean slight re-
ductions in insurance premiums:
The key rate represents the
basic premium for $100 of fire
through a system of charges and
credits applied after the state
agency checks on a city’s fire haz-
ards, protective equipment and
Refugio’s rate was dropped
from 32 to 30 cents for a saving
of nearly $600. Main charges were
10 cents for having a wholly vol-
unteer fire department and 7 cents
for not having a building code.
Credits were given for having
booster trucks, arson reward, fire-
men’s training school and for
teaching fire prevention in the
Let’s all of us try to do better.
We adults can set a good example
and we need to continually remind
Fellows, the persons (note the
more than one) who talked about
the BB guns and the sling shots
were not objecting to your having
them or using them. They just
wanted the Editor to issue a note
of request that you exercise prop-
er care so no window lights will
The number of people present
at the Friday night football game
will include some Tommy William-
son fans. Tommy, for introduction
to newcomers, was high school
band director here until accepting
the similar position at El Campo.
Tommy came here “fresh” from
college and did a splendid job,
married a local girl and then
“moved up” in his profession.
There was many a high school
pupil who felt the local music de-
partment would never be the same,
but A1 English, who succeeded
Tommy, has proven that incor-
rect. By-the-way, Al’s Bobcat
Band gave an excellent show at
Aransas Pass last week. Oh yes,
those of you planning to go to
Austin for Band Day, it will be
Saturday, October 5. The band will
march in the afternoon parade up
Congress Avenue, then be featur-
ed at the between half show of
the University of Texas and Okla-
homa A&M football game that
In regard to Friday night, fans
should see two fine shows for the
musicians of both high schools will
be wanting to “do their best” for
The Kenny Post, who will be
playing football for the El Campo
team, is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ewald Post. Mr. Post was form-
erly manager of the local H.E.B.
Food Store and they have a num-
ber of friends here.
Post in Africa
Tivoli. — Dr. L. V. Lieb, teacher
f°r_ five years in the Austwell-Ti-
voli school system and currently
head of the department of educa-
tion at East Texas State Teachers
College, has accepted appointment
as assistant director of teacher
education for four African coun-
Dr. Lieb will work under Co-
lumbia University, where he took
his doctor’s degree work, in train-
ing teachers for Uganda, Kenya,
Zanzibar and Tanganyika.
He and his wife, the former
Carolyn Mernitz of Tivoli, and
their two children will live in
Refugio. — Contents and resi-
dence of Riley Stafford were de-
stroyed by fire Saturday night,
While the walls and roof of the
three-room house did not fall,
they were heavily damaged by
the fire, origin of which was not
Stafford was not at home when
the fire was discovered about 9:30
p.m. The building is located at
the rear of residence on Pecan
Street where W. King Street dead
Efficient work by the Refugio
Fire Department prevented the
spreading of the fire to other
structures. The firemen quickly
controlled the fire, which had gut-
ted the house when discovered.
Refugio. — His Excellency the
Most Reverend Mriano S. Garri-
ga, D.D., has announced among
clerical changes within the dio-
cese of Corpus Christi the trans-
fer of Father William Daly of Our
Lady of Refqge Church to Blessed
Sacrament Church, Laredo, Tex-
Fr. Daly came to the Refugio
parish in 1958.
Succeeding Father Daly is
Fathes Celestine Murray who has
served as assistant pastor at
Christ the King Church, Corpus
Christi, since his ordination to
the priesthood eight years ago.
A reception will be held Thurs-
day, September 19, at 8 p.m. in
Our Lady of Refuge Cafeteria
honoring Father Daly. All par-
ishoners and friends are invited
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CANDY STRIPERS of Refugio County tiospital
Refugio. — Mrs. J. A. Van Hoof
returned last Wednesday from
marketing in Dallas for new and
unusual gift items for the Refugio
Fowitr and Gift Shop.
. Among the new lines to be car-
ried are Bulova watches, clock ra-
dios and record players. A special
item/ to be carried in stock is La-
Idy Elgin Diamond Rings.
Refugio. — The Economy Store
and the Blue Bonnet Variety Store
will be closed on Thursday, Sep-
tember 19, 1963 because of a re-
ligious holiday, which is the Jew-
ish New Year, Rosh Hashana.
Refugio (Con.) — Candy Strip-
ers attended a tea given in their
honor Saturday afternoon at Re-
fugio County Hospital. Twenty-four
local teen-age girls received
awards and pens for their devot-
ed service to humanity. Sister Se-
bastian, Administrator of the hos-
pital, thanked the girls on behalf
of the Sisters, Medical Staff, per-
sonnel and patients for giving so
unselfishly many hours of their
summer vacation. The girls volun-
teered one or two mpmings or af-
ternoons a week to run errands,
pass ice water, pass food trays
and many other helpful tasks.
Meets Snake in Path
Tomorrow is the 13th of the
month and it’s also Friday. Jinx
day for the superstituous.
Refugio. — A coral snake came
out second best in an encounter
with a barefooted Refugio preach-
er Wednesday morning.
Shortly after 7 a.m. on the morn-
ing of September 11, the Rev. Lee
S. Block went out of his house at
803 Huisache to take out the trash
and get the morning paper.
Being without his shoes, the min-
ister walked along the concrete
driveway. Being a good household-
er, he was picking weeds from
along the drive as he meandered
back to the house. Near the garage
door entrance he found a coral
snake curled up in the grass.
With befitting bravery, he rid
the world of the 27-inch viper. Af-
ter summonsing neighbor Harold
Koch, a quiet burial was held with
According to the Texas Game
and Fish Commission’s Bulletin
No. 31—the description of the Tex-
as coral snake is:
This small, slender serpent,
which is generally under two and
a half feet long, is our m(ost color-
ful venomous snake and at the
same time the least dangerous in
appearance. Its small narrow
head, slender body and brightly
colored pattern can be danger-
ously misleading to the uninformr
ed, and children especially are in-
clined to pick it up, attraced by
its colors and convinced that such
beauty must be harmless. The
pattern consists of yellow, red
and black rings which encircle the
body in the following order: a
broad black ring, a much narrow-
er yellow ring, a broad red ring
a narrow yellow ring, a broad
black ring, etc. The red and yel-
low rings on the body touch one
another. The snout is black and
broad yellow ring crosses the back
of the head.
The red and yellow rings of the|
coral snake touch one another
while in the harmless species
which resemble it, the red and yel-
low rings are separated by black.
Here s an easy way to remem-
ber the color combination:
Red and Yellow,
Kill a Fellow;
Red and Black,
Refugio. — Funeral services for
Mrs. R. E. (Laura Helen) Lynch
were conducted in the First Bap-
tist Church Sunday afternoon, Sep-
tember 8, at 4 p.m*. Mrs. Lynch,
49, died at 11:40 a.m;. Friday, Sep-
tember 6 in the Refugio County
Hospital, following a long illness.
She had lived in Refugio for 29
She is survived by her husband,
three daughters, Mrs. Jerry Jan-
ca and Miss Laura Laraine Lynch,
both of Refugio, and Mrs. Tom-
my Wright of Woodsboro; a broth-
er, Charlie Jung of Boerne; two
sisters, Mrs. Lillie Ripple of Boer-
ne and Mrs. Mamie Boutwell of
San Antonio, and nine grandchil-
The Rev. R. H. Hogg, pastor of
the church, officiated at the fun-
eral services. Starbuck - Toland
Fuieral Home was in charge of
Burial was in Oakwood Ceme-
after graveside rites by Woods-
boro chapter 678 of the Order of
Pallbearers were W. D. Roberts,
Roy C. Jones, T. J. Crisp, Shelbey
McCullough, R. L. Pike, John
O’Neal, and T. W. Cunningham of
Refugio; and Cal Green of Bee
Altogether during the three va-
cation months the Candy Stripers
have put in 1455 hours of service.
Misses Josephine Lara and Rob-
erta Wallace received special re-
cognition for having given 122 vol-
unteer hours apiece.
English, H. Fry, S. Hodges J.
Jackson, K. Joiner, K. Johnston, J.
Lara, M. Mahan,, M. Malaise S.
Mitchell, N. Norman, D. Palmer
S. Schaefer, C. Shurley, R. Strat-
mann C. Toland, C. Toups, G.
Villarreal, R. Wallace,” says Sis-
ter Regina Marie, Director of
Nurses and Coordinator of the
At 10,200 Feet
“During the school months we
will miss the cheerful smiles, help-
ful hands and willing feet of
Misses L. Baugh, L. Bundren, L.
Coker, B. Dulin, S. Edwards, L.
Refugio. — The First Methodist
Church Commission on Education
recently elected Mrs. Harvey
Grady vice chairman, and Mrs.
J. C. Mitchell, secretary. Dr. Da-
vid Engman, chairman, presided
at the meeting, with seven com-
mission members present.
The Church School Rally is
September 29, and Worker’s Con-
ference and Teacher Training
classes are planned for the near
The Rev. James W. Campbell,
pastor, listed the new teachers
and counselors as follows: Mrs.
Harvey Grady and Mrs. Norman
Broom, junior high counselors;
Mrs. Andrew Pate, senior high
teacher; Mr. and Mrs. James
Henry, and Mrs. Nell Long, sen-
ior high counselors.
Refugio. — J. M. Huber Corp.
of Houston No. 1 Mary C. Bauer
and others, Refugio County wild-
cat three miles south-southwest of
Austwell, was moving in workover
rig after reaching a total depth of
10,201 feet. No details were avail-
able at the project in J. C. Sole-
berg Survey, A-268.
Huber s No. 1 George A. Ray
Jr. and others, proposed 10,100-
foot Hopper’s Landing Field test
3% miles south-southeast of Aust-
well in the same survey, was
drilling below 8,274 feet.
The Atlantic Refining Co. No.
3-D J. M. O’Brien, Greta Deep
Field producer in N. S. Crunk
Survey, A-104, completed for a
daily flow of 125.6 barrels of 36.2
gravity oil plus a trace of water.
Production was through 12-64-
inch choke from 24-shot perfora-
tions at 5,610-22 feet in 2%-inch
casing at 5,784 feet, with total
depth 5,800 feet. Gas-oil ratio was
1,976-1 and flowing casing pres-
sure was 840 pounds.
Refugio. — Use of the Town ol
Refugio’s two police vehicles out
of the city limits was restricted
by action of the city council at
meeting of Tuesday, September 10.
Following discussion of the use
of the city’s transportation the
following resolution was adopted:
“Be It Therefore resolved that
as a matter of policy the Town
Council of the Town of Refugio
Texas, does hereby forbid the pen
lice department and its’ auxiliary
from using city transportation or
to accompany or to provide an es-
cort for any procession while act-
ing in the capacity of the police
force of the Town of Refugio, Tex-
as, where such procession’s desti-
nation is outside of its’ city limits,
unless an emergency exists and
authority is obtained from the
Mayor to furnish an escort.
“It is further resolved and under-
stood that this resolution in no
wise limits the cooperation of the
Town of Refguio police depart-
ment iii—anewprinqr and aoclgtiK.™
I GALLON M
In recent years, members of the
auxiliary police force would ac-
company local groups to out of
town events. City transportation
was used by the auxiliary police
while serving in an official ca-
pacity. The service was usually
m cooperation with drivers of
public school buses being used to
transport students to the site of
Reviewing the various factors of
the practice, the city council took
action this week.
It is understood city officers and
cdy transP°rtation would be avail-
able to serve the county sheriff’s
office or Texas Department of
public Safety upon request by
Have Second Girl
Denver. — Mr. and Mrs. Dudley
Campbell are being congratulated
on the arrival of a baby girl in
a Denver hospital Tuesday, Sep-
Mrs. Campbell is the former
Kathleen Clarkson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Clarkson of
Refugio. This is the Campbell’s
second little girl.
Refugio. — A number of Refugio
students have entered South Tex-
as Commercial College of Corpus
Christi. The following students are
Barbara Nixon, Trena Sue Hil-
liard, Jonettc Grant, Gloria Somm-
ers, Elizabeth Daniels, Jo Ann
Atkinson, and Barbara O’Rear.
The young ladies are taking
complete secretarial courses
winch require from, seven to nine
months for completion.
Refugio. — Miss Martha Ann
Young arrived at home Tuesday,
September 10 from a three months
vacation in Madrid, Spain, where
she visited in the home of her
brother-in-law and sister, Capt.
and Mrs. James G. Farley. Dur-
ing her stay she made numerous
trips to points of interest in Spain.
She also visited the famed Lourdes
Miss Young went to Europe by
boat with her aunt, Miss Grace
Burke of Beeville. Miss Burke
toured part of Europe and was in
England at the time she was call-
ed home by the death of her broth-
er. Miss Young remained for a
longer visit and returned to the
States by jet plane, arriving in
New York Thursday. She was met
by her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. John Young and was enter-
tained by them in their home in
Washington, D.C. for a few days.
After a few days at home Mar-
tha Ann will go to Austin to con-
tinue her studies at Texas Uni-
Otto Hilbrich, Jr.
To Corpus Christi
As Music Leader
McAllen. — Sunday, September
\ was designated as Hilbrich Dai
at Calvary Baptist Church in Me
Allen. It will mark the end of the
ministry of Otto Hilbrich, Jr. as
Minister of Music and Educa-
Mr. and Mrs. Hilbrich moved ta
McAllen in August of 1959. He has
resigned to accept the position of
Minister of Music at the First
Baptist Church of Corpus Christi.
Under the direction of Hilbrich
over 200 have been enrolled in the)
five choirs of the church. Present
registration gives evidence of his
outstanding laadership in the
field. He has served in a number
of capacities in associational and
Mrs. Hilbrich, the formJer Merle
Waters of Refugio, has served as
Church Organist, assisted her hus-
band with the choirs, and has serv-
ed as music teacher for the Cal-
vary Baptist Day School.
The Hilbrichs, who will begin
working in Corpus Christi on Sep-
tember 15, have one daughter,
Kerri De Rouen, four years old.
On September 17
Refugio. — Men of the Brother
hood of the First Baptist Churcf
of Refugio will meet Tuesday, Sep-
tember 17, in the Fellowship Hal
of the church.
At 6:30 p.m. a supper will be
Election of officers will be held
during the business session start-
ing at 7:30 p.m. E. W. Davis,
president, announced that the Rev
Pat Sullivan, Blanco Association
Missionary, will speak.
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