Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1963 Page: 4 of 8
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page 4—Refugio Timely Remarks, Thurs., Sept. 12, 1963
Ronald Green Graduates
From Army Signal School
Fort Monmouth, N. J. — Private
(first class) Ronald J. Green, son
of Mr. and M!rs. Jamies M. Green
of 308 Second Street, Refugio, Tex-
as, a 1961 graduate of Refugio
High School, was today graduat-
ed from) the U. S. Army Signal
School at Fort MJonmouth after 28
weeks’ intensive training as a ra-
Graduation from) the Signal
School represents a major step for-
ward in a soldier’s military ca-
reer. It also qualifies him for
high - level technical positions af-
ter leaving the Army.
Admission to the School is limit-
ed to mien of outstanding promise.
Classed as a technical institute,
the school gives training chiefly in
the operation rryuhtenance, and re-
pair of somje forty different types
of equpiment, from radio and ra-
dar sets to "electronic brains."
Courses are given also in meteo-
rology and both motion -picture
and still photography.
A yearly average of 6,600 enlist-
ed men are selected for admission.
Refugio. — Patients listed in the
Refugio County Hospital Wednes-
day morning, September 11, 1963
according to officials of the hos-
Pedro Gonzales, Master Law-
rence Capistran, Jr., Mrs. Anna
Mae Crisp, Mrs. Joyce Dilbeck,
Mrs. Celia Contreras, Mrs. Jean
Brown, Mrs. Sophia Anzaldua, Wil-
liam J- Bryan, Miss Willie Dough-
ty, Thomas Clendennen, Mrs.
Juana Gonzales, Mrs. Maria Lo-
pez, Mrs. Vlasta Crawford, Mrs.
Burton J. Lewis, Charles R.
Weatherly, Garland Rodenberg,
Master William L. Michna, Mjrs.
Elizabeth Gerwick, James Martin,
Mrs. !Eva Tolliver, Mrs. Ramona
Porras, Mrs. Petra Sanchez and
Mrs. Corine Frazier.
Miss Shannon West, Shreveport,
La.; Mjrs. Rachael Eversole, Da-
mon; Mrs. Joyce Yaklin, Tivoli.
Mr. and Mrs. Hilario Chapa of
Refugio are the parents of a boy
bom September 11, 1963.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Yaklin of
Tivoli are the parents of a girl
bom September 10, 1963.
Refugio. (Con) — The Refugio
Jaycee-Ettes held their regular
monthly meeting Thursday, Sep-
tember 5, at the American Legion
Plans were made for the in-
stallation banquet and will be an-
nounced at a later date. It was
decided to submit the Refugio
Jaycee-Ette Charter application
for State Affiliation. Any Jaycee
wife wishing to be a Charter mem-
ber of the Jaycee-Ettes should con-
tact Mrs. Charles (Norman as soon
as possible in order to have your
name on the Charter.
It was decided to hold the
monthly meetings on the first
Thursday of each month. The next
regular meeting will be October 3
at the American Legion Hall.
J. M. Barber At
(Refugio. — J. M. Barber, Jr,
Chairman of the Board of Ste-
wards, First Methodist Church of
Refugio, attended Laymen’s Re-
treat at Mt. Wesley Asse-
bly, Kerrville, September 6-8.
The theme of the retreat was
"Come to Share — Leave to Ser-
ve". Speakers for the retreat in-
cluded Bishop Paul V. Galloway,
Mr. R. H. "Red" Bond, and Dr.
Joseph Quillian, Dean of Perkins
School of Theology, Southern
Methodist University, Dallas, Tex-
Congregational singing was lead
by Bill Mann, director of music
at First Methodist Church, Dal-
The first gleam, of a reflective
ghway sign at night should be a
irning to you, far before you are
tie to read the sign. Prepare then
r a curve, stop, intersection,
ilroad crossing or other possible
.zard. Don’t wait until you’re on
p of the sign.
All are chosen from; among the
Army’s best in point of intelli-
gence, educational attainments,
and practical ability. Roughly 90
per cent are high school gradu-
ates, and 21 per cent have com-
pleted one or more years at engi-
neeriny school or college. But the
traininv is rigorous, the drop-out
rate is relatively high, and gradu-
ation carries with it, ordinarily,
the promise of a successful ca-
' Adult Drivers'
At Bonnie View
Bonnie View. — An Adult Driv-
er’s Clinic, sponsored by the Re-
fugio Home Demonstration Coun-
cil, will be held at the Bonnie
View Gym September 23, 24 and
26. Classes will be from, 7 p.m,.
to 10 p.m. each night.
The clinic will be instructed by
officers from the department of
safety, Corpus Christi, and it is
open for all adults, women and
men. There will be no charge for
Register for the clinic with the
following women: Mrs. Durwood
Boenig, Bonnie View; Mrs. Em-
mett Hayes, Woodsboro; or Mrs,
Ray Jones, Refugio.
Area Presbyterians Have
Preview New Curriculum
Refugio. — Presbyterians from
Wharton, El Campo, Tivoli,
Woodsboro and Refugio were giv-
en a preview of the new Coven-
ant - Live - Curriculum to be used
by all Southern Presbyterian
Sunday i October 1963. Approxi-
Churches beginning with the first
Sunday in October 1963. Approxi-
mately 40 teachers and admjnis-
Refugio (Con.) — One hundred
and thirty parents and teachers
mjet at the Refugio High School
cafeteria Monday evening, Sep-
tember 9, for one of the largest
Teacher Reception meetings in the
history of our local P-TA.
Charles Markley, Mrs. S. E. Du-
lin, Mrs. Jack Shelton, Mps. H. C.
William)s, and Mrs. Hughes Moore,
the new officers, were hosts for
the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. MJark-
ley, Mr. Moore and M)r. Wllliamte
greeted the members as they ar-
rived. Large name tags were pre-
sented the parents and teachers,
with the subject taught by the
teacher clearly shown.
Invocation was given by the
Rev. Robert Hogg, pastor of the
First Baptist Church. Mr. Markley
presided over a short business ses-
sion, followed by introduction of
the teachers, for which purpose
the meeting was turned over to
Dr. Dave Engman, Superinten-
dent of Schools. The meeting was
closed with the P-TA prayer, read
from the year books, which were
distributed at the door.
Refreshments were served from
a festive table, centerd by a
large cornucopia, decorated in
orange and black, and holding an
arrangement of orange flowers.
POLL TAX REPEAL
Campaign for repeal of the poll
tax as a requirement for voting
was launched by the Texas Lea-
gue of Women Voters, with Gov.
John Connally and Vice President
Lyndon Johnson giving their sup-
port to the movement.
On November 9 Texans will vote
on a constitutional amendment to
remove the 60 - year - old re-
quirement that you pay a poll tax
to vote. Texas voting will be un-
der the shadow of a proposed U.
S. constitutional amendment out-
lawing taxes on the right to vote
in elections of Federal officials.
Legislatures of 36 states already
have ratified this amendment, and
when two more approve, it will
go into effect
Texas Legislature provided Tex-
ans a "do it yourself first” route
by submitting the proposed
amendment to the Texas consti-
tution at the November 9 election.
There is no chance for the U. S.
amendment to go into effect until
after that date.
trators from the above churches
gathered at the First Presbyter-
ian Church fir tis preview Sun-
day, September 8, 1963 in the
First Presbyterian Church in Re-
fugio. It was held by a corps of
workers from the Christian Edu-
cation Committee of South Texas
Presbytery under the leadership of
the Rev. Mac Turnage, Pastor of
the Grace Presbyterian Church of
The Covenant - Lift - Curricu-
lum is a totally new curriculum,
being adopted by the General As-
sembly of the Presbyterian
Church, U. S. and will be used
in every field of the "Work &
Worship" of the Churches begin-
ning in October 1963.
A Texan was sent a telegram
informing him that his ticket had
won $100,000 in a big sweepstake.
He happened to be at home nurs-
ing heart trouble, and his Wife
opened the telegram. Fearing the
sudden news might cause a fatal
shock to her husband, she asked
the family doctor to dinner and
requested him to impart the good
tidings with professional tact. Af-
ter dinner the doctor drew his pa-
tient to one side.
"How’s tricks?" the doctor be-
"Things could be better, I could
use a few hundred dollars," said
' "Well,” smjled the doctor, "you
have a sweepstake ticket. What
would you do if you won a thou-
"Nobody ever wins," the man
answered with a sigh. "But if I
won I would send my family to
the seashore and pay my debts.
"What would you do if you won
a hundred thousand?"
The man looked up. "Doctor,
he said solemnly, "I swear I would
give you half of it."
The doctor gasped, opened his
mouth and dropped dead.
By JANIE TROJCAK
As a newcomer to the school
column and successor to Bruce
Spinks, I would like to introduce
myself. My name is Janie Tro-
jcak and I am; a junior at Refugio
High School. I hope to continue
the high standards set by my pre-
decessor in keeping our readers
posted on "what’s new at R.H.S.”
The first week of activities in
extra curriculum] form were large-
ly devoted to elections, some of
which are not completed.
Senior class officers for 1963-64
will include Dnah Meiten, presi-
dent; Sue Markley, secretary; and
Johnny Morrill, treasurer. Student
council representatives will be
Nelson Malik, Dennis Phillips, Ann
Emmert, and Jimmie LoU Steele.
Leading the Junior class will be
Bill Lawson, president; David Nel-
son, vice - president; Jane Kelley,
secretary; and James Thurmond,
treasurer. Representatives to the
council are Carolyn Scanio, David
Nelson, Bill Wiinsor, and Tommy
Sophomores chose Blocker Meit-
en as head of their group along
with Rene Jaso, vice-president;
and onny Wallace, secretary. A
treasurer will be chosen at the
next meeting. Council representa-
tives include Paul Daley, Rene
Jaso, Susie Dulin, Linda Wil-
liams, and Shir ley Chappell.
Newest addition to Refugio High
Schoo, the freshman class, elect-
ed Benny Conchola, president and
Leah English, secretary. Vice-
1 hbc oeehennxeetS-mu tit n ttta
hosen at the next nteeting Stu-
dent council representatives are
Steven Laor, Marty Vela, Bedelia
Gonales, Laura Coker, Lyn Col-
well, and Roy Leon Lewis
All classes will elect their re-
porters and parliamentarians at
Mrs. Murphy’s American His
tory and Civics classes have be-
come "real cool” subjects for
those students being taught by her.
Air - conditioning was installed
last Saturday in this classroom, as
a sort of experiment of the effect
on the students and also as a
privilege for the seniors in their
Johnny Bartow is walking the
halls in a cast, because he broke
his big toe When he dropped a
hammer on it. Hope the cast is
The Squires will play at a dance
on Saturday, September 14 in the
City Hall. The dance will be held
from, 8 p.m. to 12 p.m and hte ad-
mission is 75 cents a person
Friday the Bobcats will meet El
Campo for the first gamfe played
in RH.S. territory. Hope the
townspeople will show their good
faith and will be giving a big
turnout and boosting our boys to
A social security beneficiary
should report to the Social
Security Administration promptly
if he returns to work for over
$100 a month in wages or starts
the operation of a business. If
his earnings for a calendar year
exceed $1200 he will lose some of
his benefits for the year if he is
under age 72.
County 4-H Girls Awarded
Prizes for1963 Efforts
Profit in Local
Refugio. — 4-H girls will re-
ceive the annual 4-H awards for
Achievement, donor Ford Motor
Co. — Gloria Garcia, Tivoli.
Clothing, donor Coates & Clark,
Inc. — Cynthia Cook, Tivoli, Ly-
dia Villarreal, Tivoli, Rosie Lee
Refugio. — The Mother’s Club of
Our Lady of Refuge School met
Friday, September 6. Msgr. Wil-
liam, Oberste opened the meeting.
Mrs. Jimmy Bauer, president, in-
troduced new teachers, Mbs. Char-
les Biucher and J. T. Pardee. The
new mothers were also introduc-
ed. The parochial school now has
Mothers were appointed to work
in the library. The fund drive com)-
mittee was also appointed. It was
announced the cook books would
be out in about a mpnth.
Reports on the forthcoming acti-
vities of the Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts, Brownies and Cubs were
Mrs. Hughes Moore reported on
the CYO and announced that Choir
practice would be on Wednesdays
after Benediction, which is 7:30.
Mrs. R. H. Heard and M)rs. Jim-
my Bauer are choir directors.
Sister Mary Madeline’s room
won the room; count.
Msgr. Oberste gave a talk on
Our Lady of Refuge School.
Refreshments were served by
Refugio. — The Refugio Junior
High School teachers will be hon-
ored guests when the Parent-
Teacher’s Association meets, Mon-
day evening, September 16, 1963
at 7:30 p.m, in the Junior High
Cafeteria. The teachers will be in-
troduced by Mr. Keith Greebon,
principal, and the speaker for the
evening will be Dr. J. D. Eng-
nian, superintendent of schools.
The P-TA officers for the year
are Mr. Joe OUe, president; Mrs.
Harvey Grady, 1st vice-president;
Mrs. Fred Jackson, 2nd vice-
president; Mrs. W. J. Kidd, sec-
retary - treasurer; Mrs. Charles
Hearst, parliamentarian. Mrs. J.
M. Barber, Jr, publicity, and
Mbs. J. M- O’Bannon hospitality
The meetings of the Parent-
Teachers Association offer an ex-
cellent opportunity for the parents
of the students to come and meet
the teachers of their children. We
urge the parents of Junior High
students to take advantage of this
opportunity for information and
Refugio. — Altar Society of Our
Lady of Refuge Church met in
the Teacher’s lounge Monday, Sep-
Msgr. Oberste and Fr. Daley
were speakers for the meeting.
Mrs. Berne Kelley presided at
the business session at which rou-
tine reports of standing commit-
tees were presented.
Refreshments were served by
Mrs. Kelley, Mrs. A. J. Emmert,
Mrs. T. J. Wilkinson and Mrs.
Refugio. — The Refugio Wom-
ans Club will hold its first meet-
ing of the club year Wednesday,
September 18, at 4 p.m. in the
home of Mrs. J. A. VanHoof at
605 Fannin. Mrs. Price Johnson
will be co-hostess.
Miss Dorothy Slomchinski left
Sunday for Austin where she will
enter the University of Texas. She
is a sophomore.
An Illinois railroad official has
suggested that the state adopt the
use of stop signs at all railroad
crossings, as a safety measure.
He claimed that stop signs at
Michigan crossings have reduced
motor vehicle accidents by 85 per
cent and fatalities by 98 per cent.
Independent Insurance Agents
Assn, of Refugio County
Garcia, Tivoli, and Rosie Cardo-
Dress Revue, donor Simplicity
Pattern Co. — Lenelle Schwierzke,
Foods & Nutrition, donor Gen-
eral Foods Corp. — Jackie Thom-
as, Woodsboro, Mary W$snoski, Ti-
voli, Jean Anderson, Austwell,
Beckie Wiffliff, Austwell,
Leadership, donor the Sears
Roebuck Foundation —< Clara Le-
vien, Bonnie View.
Citizenship, donor Transconti-
nental Gas Pipe Line Co. — Elsie
Levin, Bonnie View.
Gold Star Award, donor Texas
Agricultural Extension Service —
Gloria Garcia, Tivoli.
At Cancer Meet
Refugio. — Bryan Fenley, Har-
lingen, spoke to the local unit of
the American Cancer Society at
its initial fall meeting Thursday
night, September 5, in the City
Hall. Finley is an American Can-
cer Society volunteer and one of
the three district directors as well
as a member of the state board
and executive committee of the
Texas Division, American Cancer
Society. He is also chairman of
the state campaign committee for
the organization. He spoke on
"Unit Certification and Require-
ments for Continued Success of the
Texas Division Program.”
Fred Johnson, unit president, was
in charge of the meeting and ap-
pointed the following committee
chairmen: Service, Miss Edith
Buckley; Public Education, Mrs.
Cletis Dulin; Medical, Dr. R. H.
Heard; Publicity, C. M. Hinkle;
Campaign, M. C. Schubert.
Announcement was made of the
annual district 6 meeting to be
held in Beeville October 2 at the
Beeville Country Club. M. C.
Schubert, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Heard, W. C. Angerstein and Mrs.
Faye Roberts will attend from Re-
fugio. Other Unit members may
attend if they so desire.
President Johnson accepted for
the local unit the official "Certifi-
cate of Authorization" from the
American Cancer Society, Texas
The next meeting of the Refu-
gio Unit was scheduled for Oc-
tober 3, 1963.
Public schools have long been
preoccupied with what we call the
“average" student. We base a
great deal of our thinking' and
planning on this faceless, name-
less, statistical entity, When ac-
tually we do not know what "aver-
age” means. We use, it numerical-
ly, to mean the largest segment
(two-thirds) of our scholastic pop-
ulation. Certain people say that
we are now concentrating too
much on the gifted child at the ex-
pense of the average. This is ob-
viously untrue, for if the “aver-
age" pupils comprise two-thirds of
our student body, then we can
hardly ignore or overlook them,.
Quite the reverse is true, if one
will examine wjhat we are doing
today in the public schools. We
are engaged in upgrading our to-
tal program, grades one through
twelve. We are identifying the
gifted students and doing mjuch to
enrich their curriculum,, to chal-
lenge their intellect, to miake it
possible for them to progress mpre
rapidly. This has brought about
the practice of ability grouping,
and has benefited all students, not
only the rapid learners.
We have accelerated our pro-
gram of reading instruction in the
lower grades, placing a priority
on reading ability. If a child falls
below a certain achievement level
in reading we put him in a special
section and double his reading
time. If he slips again, we again
concentrate our timje and efforts,
because he has to learn to read
before he can learn anything else.
What we do for the fast and the
slow students is a boom to the
average, if one follows a logical
pattern of thinking. To involve
ourselves in curriculum; research,
to seek better methods, mpre ad-
vanced materials and techniques,
to generally improve our basic of-
ferings up and down and through
all grades is to build a better
learning environment for all pupils
not for merely a select few.
Our program for rapid and gift-
ed students ,has improved the in-
tellectual tone of the whole
school. Wjhen the quality of a cer-
tain high school course of instruc-
tion allows a student to receive
advanced standing in college, it
means that we are getting some
college - level instruction. This
improves the quality of instruc-
tion throughout the entire sys-
In the beginning we said that we
do not know what "average"
means, or just who a "typical"
person is. By the same token, we
do not know the capability of the
so-called average mjind, and are
apt to sell many students short if
we predicate course offerings on
an arbitrary average acheivement.
what we seek is challenge to the
intellect. "Average" is anonymity,
and speaks of a gross product. We
are interested in the individual
performance, the net profit to each
In the Refugio public schools we
emphasize the individual aspect of
learning and bend all our efforts
to personalize our instructional
program for each child in our
care. If we deplore the Word "av-
erage” it is because to us it sig-
Miss J. Rodriquez
Enrolls at OLL
Miss Jeannette Rodrigues,
daughter of Mrs. Esther Govella
and Calistro Rodrigues plan to at-
tend Our Lady of the Lake Col-
lege in San Antonio where she will
be a freshm(an. She left Saturday
accompanied by her mother, sis-
ter, Veronica, aunt, Mrs. B. D.
Means of Corpus Christi. Her
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
A Thought for Retailers
Did you Just lose
Every year (on the average) 18 per cent of a store’s customers move
away or die.
Many others shift their buying from one store to another, perhaps
because of a grievance, perhaps because they think they’re getting better
merchandise, or lower prices, or perhaps because of one store’s apparent
indifference, and the other’s aggressive promotion.
On the Other Hand . . .
Many new families move into the community each year, re-
placing those who move out.
Many young people become adults annually. They marry,
and create new families, which require food, clothing, homes,
cars and a multitude of other things..
The Point Is . . .
A retailer isn’t dealing with a fixed group. He is selling a
passing parade, an ever-changing market.
That is why advertising — consistent advertising — which
reaches all the potential customers is an essential part of suc-
cessful merchandising today.
In this area, nearly all your potential customers are readers
of The Remarks. New residents or natives, young or old, they need
the newspaper. Its thorough coverage of the market is another
strong reason why the newspaper is the basic retail advertising
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