Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1963 Page: 2 of 8
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Page 2—Refugio Timely Remarks, Thurs., Sept. 12, 1963
The Refugio Timely Remarks
Consolidated with Woodsboro Weekly Times
February 1, 1937
Consolidated with Refugio County News
January 1, 1919
Published Each Thursday at Refugio, Refugio County, Texas
Entered at Refugio Post Office November 10, 1929
Second-class postage paid at Refugio, Texas
Refugio County (Per Year) -------------------------------------------- J4.00
Throughout Texas (Per Year) ---------------------------------------- ||.UU
Elsewhere (Per Year) ------------------------------------------------------ $6.00
(Payable in Advance)
Hosts Reception Sept. 12
Refugio. — An informal reception for the superintendent,
principals and teachers of the Primary and Elementary
Schools will be held Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the
Elementary School cafeteria.
Officers of the Primary-Elementary P-TA will be host-
693 President Mrs. V. W. Watkins urges all parents to attend.
'Refugio. — Parents and friends
of the Barefield commjunity turn-
ed out Thursday evening, Sep-
tember 5, to look at the new1 build-
ing and other improvements that
have been made at the school.
Ampng those present were four
members of the Refugio School
Board: Mr. Don Teer, Mir. C. L.
Rainey, Mr. Lee Carter, and Dr.
Richard Heard. Also present were
M^r. Charles Ehlert, Business Man-
ager cf Refugio Schools, Mrs. Dor-
othy Pitzer, Elementary Supervis-
or, and Dr. David Engmlan, Su-
perintendent of Refugio Schools.
Mrs. Rainey accompanied her hus-
band on the school tour.
Members of the Barefield P-TA
were on hand to serve coffee,
punch, and cookies to the guests.
Those assisting with refreshmients
were Mrs. Eunice Elliott, P-TA
president, Mrs. Evemett Franklin,
Mrs. Thyra Franklin, Mrs. Eunice
Gipson, Mrs. Joyce LaFond, Mjrs.
Virginia Mae Seward, Mrs. Vir-
ginia Carter, Mrs. Marjorie Nell
Shaw, Mrs. Frankie Lee Robin-
son, Mrs. Lois ShaW, and Mrs.
Learn How . _
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“CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: THE DIVINE LAW WHICH FUL-
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WILSON M. RILEY, C. S. B., KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,
Member of the Board of Lectureship of the Mother Church,
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston Massachusetts.
HIGH SCHOOL CAFETORIUM
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 1963 AT 8:00 P.M.
Auspices of FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
New Phillips 66 Service Station
Available in 45 days
The pasture weed control
demonstration on the T. T. Fa-
gan ranch, Tivoli, resulted in a
300 per cent grazing capacity in-
crease. The demonstration was set
up last winter by the livestock
program building committee,
working in cooperation with Dow
Chemical Company and Gulf Coast
Aerial Spray Service, Inc.
The 100 acres prairie pasture
was aerially sprayed March 8 us-
ing 1 pound 2, 4-D Amine and sur-
factant per acre. The pasture has
been deferred for a period of 4
months — June through August
and a 90 per cent broomweed and
Snow - On - The - Prairie (Milk
Weed) control was secured. Fagan
also reports most of the seedling
cenia beans were killed with the
The cost of the weed control
measures were $2.25 per acre.
Weeds compete with grasses for
moisture, nutrients and sunlight
many weeds have much
By ODIE R. DOBIE
ASC COUNTY COMMITTEE
J. E. Bauer, Jr., Chairman; Katharine Shaw, Vice-Chairman
W. E. Naylor, Member
Summer improvements, in addi-
tion to the completely new build-1
ing for junior high pupils, include ter appetite than grasses
painting of the gymnasium!, treat- for aU three< For instance(
ment of the gym/ floor, installa-
tion of anti-athletes foot units in
the shower room*;, new hot water.
heater in the lunchroom, installa-
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mbi Jaipo if necessary
E. F. Pitzer
Business Phone LA 6-2221
Residence LA 6-4465
it has been shown that some
weeds demand twice as much ni-
as mlich phosphor-
. — ... ,. .. | ous, four times as mpeh potash
tion ot a synchronized hiding sys- four times as much water as
tem. refnushing about.six* pupil health oat plant.
desks, and covering the floor of!
the principal’s office. . , , , r
PRODUCE COTTON TO
* * * I MEET COMPETITION
Once again the school doors are I One question facing m<any Tex-
open and the teachers and pupils as Cotton producers today is “How
have returned to their classroom^ to compete with producers in oth-
for another year of work. It is our er cotton producing areas?” In the
intention to see that this year is future as in the past cotton pro-
the best ever. duction will shift to those areas
Our total enrollment, as of to- with low per unit production costs
day, stands at 177 pupils with from those areas with high pel-
twenty - six in the first grade, unit production costs
twenty - three in the second, twen- Another question is “How to hold
ty - two each in the third and or increase their share of the
fourth grades, twenty - three, each growing cotton market.” Total
in the fifth and sith grades, twien-1 cotton consumption is not declin-
ty-one in the seventh grade, and }ng. More cotton is being consumr
seventeen in the eighth grade. e(j today than even before, even
each Thursday through- though ^ per capita consumption
eacn lnursaay tnrougn |.g declining slightiy.
The answers to these questions
lie in the per unit cost of pro-
According to Cecil A. Parker,
Farm Management. Specialist,
out the school term you may look
forward to receiving this weekly
newsletter which will be given to
your child (or one of your chil-
dren). The newsletter is intended
t° teep you informed about Bare- ^ Diversity, the actual
field School and its activities. It! farm records of a farm
will be impossible to tell you
everything about the school in
these letters, but wie hope to give!
you enough information to encour-
age frequent visits to the school.
J. F. Goode,
“For sheer pleasure of living, an
all-electric home is the ultimate”
Says the John Bonney family of Corpus Christl
For a busy family with two active children, an all-electric Gold Medallion
home makes living easier and more fun. The John Bonney family is a good
example. They use electricity in more than 44 different time-saving, fun-giv-
Like thousands of other CPL customers, the Bonneys live better because
they make generous and effective use of modern electric service—today's
“Our electric heating is wonderful,” Mr. Bonney says. "And it costs no
more than any other method."
"We think electric heating is absolutely the best for South Texas, where
you may need to both heat and cool your house the same day," he says.
"Our electric heat pump is outstanding because it gives us even temperature
?4 hours of the day, every day of the year."
Mrs. Bonney says the electric dishwasher is her favorite appliance. "It’s a
big timesaver and gives me more time to spend with my family, she says.
13 OWE R
The Bonneys enjoy
using all these
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Deep Fat Fryer
Summer Air Conditioning
Floor Polisher !
Record Player y
Slide Film Projector
Garage Door Lifter
How many of them
work for you in
accounting project cooperator in
the Blackland Prairie showed that
total costs to produce a pound of
lint cotton was reduced approxi-
mately six cents per pound by pro-
per fertilization. Good manage-
ment practices along with proper
fertilization increased the produc-
tion of lint cotton 135 pounds per
acre over unfertilized cotton.
Cash costs to produce a pound
of lint cotton that Was properly
fertilized were 10 cents. For the
unfertilized cotton the cash costs
Were 13 cents per pound.
Fixed costs (depreciation, inter-
est on investment, taxes, and in-
surance) to produce a pound of
lint cotton were 4 cents on the
properly fertilized cotton. On the
unfertilized cotton, the fixed costs
rose to 7 cents per pound of lint
The total cost per unit of pro-
duction on the fertilized cotton was
14 cents compared with 20 cents
on the unfertilized cotton. Ferti-
lization alone returned this opera
tor an increased net profit of $34
Assuming constant production
levels there are three possibilities
that could reduce net profit for
cotton producers in the future.
These are: 1) decrease in price
received for cotton while cost of
in-puts remain constant, 2) in-
crease in the cost of inputs While
prices received for cotton remains
constant or, 3) an interaction of
these two items — price of cotton
decreasing and cost of inputs in-
creasing. With any of these pos-
sibilities occuring cotton producers
must be on the lookout for ways
to reduce per unit costs of pro-
With good rrianagement prac-
tices cotton can be produced com-
petitively in Texas with other cot-
ton producing areas. The follow-
ing points may be considered: 1.
Substitute machinery for labor
(mechanical weed control and
harvesting equipment). 2. Use cor-
rect amount and kind of fertilizer
with proper placement. 3. Control
insects. 4. Rotate cotton with other
crops. 5. Use hired labor only
Apply the above practices only
when the returns from, each prac-
tice is greater than the cost of the
Remember, cotton producers in
other areas are working hard to
reduce their per unit costs to be
competitive with Txas cotton pro-
1963 RAINFALL CONDITIONS
Rainfall for 1983, througn Au-
gust 31, totaled only 8.09 inches.
County Judge T. G. Jeter, offici-
al U. S. Weather Bureau observer,
said rainfall so far this year is
far below average.
Rainfall recorded at Refugio to-
taled .29 for January, 1.69 in Feb-
ruary, March .13, none in April,
May .43, 2.57 in June, July .82
and 2.16 in August.
The record dry years, 1939 with
17.51 inches for the year, and 1950
with a total of 17.64 inches, both
recorded mpre rain the first eight
months of 1939 received 10.63 in-
ches and 1950 showed 13.48 in-
ches through August.
On the brighter side, Septemr
her has generally been the wet-
test month of the year. Judge Je-
ter’s records show the long time
average for September at 4.83 in-
Perhaps county farmers and
ranchers can look forward to in-
creased rainfall for parched ran-
ges and dry fields.
CROP AND LIVESTOCK
Spotted heavy showers have giv-
en some relief in favored areas of
county during first week of the
month. Continued showers in Aust-
well Heardsdale and parts of San
Antonio River sections have re-
ceived up to 3 inches of moisture
at mid-week September 4.
Fall land preparation is well
ahead of schedule, much of the
cotton stalks have been plowed
out. Considerable deep plowing has
been done in Austwell - Tivoli
Range and pasture conditions re-
main on the critical side as many
stockmen have started feeding.
Livestock remain in fair condi-
tion; shrinkage is being noted in
all classes of cattle. Marketing
is active and ear ticks are numr
erous. No screwworm, cases re
ported since April 8.
The U. S. Department of Agri-
culture today announced that Sec-
retary Orville L. Freeman has ap-
proved the 1964 Agricultural Con-
servation Program. There are no
major changes from 1963.
Farmer - elected Agricultural
Stabilization and Conservation
committees will administer the
programs as in previous years.
County ACP Development Groups
Robert Shipp, farmer in the
Woodsboro area and Supervisor of
Zone 1 of the Copano Bay Soil
Conservation District, has recent-
ly seeded additional acreage of
gordo and pretoria 90 blues terns.
Previous plantings of the above
grasses on the Shipp farm has
yielded an abundance of quality
grazing and hay.
Seeding of improved grasses is
only a part of a coordinated soil
and water conservation plan being
applied by Mr. Shipp on his farm,.
Soil Conservation Service tech-
nicians assisting the District are
working with shipp in applying his
composed of USDA agencies and
others with conservation interests
will continue to adjust local pro-
grams to meet local problems.
Secretary Freemjan said that
since he took office U. S. farmer's
and ranchers each year have used
ACP cost - sharing to establish
about 2V2 million acres of perma-
nent vegetative cover of grasses
and legumes. Also, they have
planted about 350,000 acres of
trees, built nearly 700,000 acres of
terraces to prevent soil erosion
and improve water resource m|an-
agement, and built about 50,000
“These are practices with endur-
ing benefits,” Secretary Freeman
said. “They illustrate the conser-
vation measures we are encour-
aging for 1964.”
USDA economists point to a
need for shifting millions of acres
of land that is now producing row
crops and small grains into other
Uses — from intensive crop pro-
duction to forestry, grass and
legume pasture, cover for wildlife
habitat, and other non-crop uses.
“The 1964 ACP Will emphasize
even more strongly the kinds of
conservation practices that help
farmers establish permanent vege-
tative cover,” the Secretary said.
not to smoke?
Per cent of 35-year-old men who will
die before 65 - depending on their
Gracie Fields’ favorite story is
the tale of the mpn bending his
elbow at the bar when another
chap strolled in and ordered a
glass of root beer. He sipped it
thoughtfully, paid the bartender,
walked up one wall of the pub,
across the ceiling, down the op-
posite wall, and out the door. The
startled patron eyed his drink.
“This is my first one, isn’t it?”
“Yes, sir,” replied the barten-
“Then I must have seen what I
thought I saw.”
“Oh, yes sir. Odd fellow, that.
Comes in every evening. Most pe-
culiar, really. He never says
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