San Patricio County News (Sinton, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1928 Page: 4 of 10
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SAN PATRICIO- COUNTY NEWs/sINTON, TEXAS, MAY 31, 1928 *
Sin ton, Texas
MARTIN A MARTIN -
'Mrs. H. T. Beckworth, Associate Editor
Entered as second class matter March
25, 1909, at the Post Office at Sinton,
S (San Patricio County) Texas, under
the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
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One Year, $2.00.
Six Months, $1.00.
Three Months, 50 Cents.
Payable Strictly in Advance.
County News ent. During his tenure as superin-
AVarv Thursdav at l tendent our High school has steadily
every inureaay at I grown ^ attendance and proficiency
to the point of comparing favorably
with schools in towns and cities many
times the size of ours.
Not only have there been added
many credit units, but of the hundred
and fifty or more graduates who have
gone out from our school many of
them have entered the University and
colleges of the state, and not one of
them has ever failed to make good.
Some who were not fortunate to enter
college have gone into various lines
of business and industrial pursuits,
are making a success, and without
exception are Beckworth Boosters.
Aside from his school work, Mr.
Beckworth and his family have been
a valuable asset to our community. He
has always been depended upon to do
the right thing in - promoting the ad-
vancement of every good interest and
enterprise presented. Morally he i%
as near perfection as is possible for
one to be and retain human character-
istics; religiously, his precepts and ex-
amples are worthy of emulation; so-
cially, he is agreeable, but unassum-
ing; strong in character, and sympa-
thetic in his nature,
it is no wonder that our schools
MRS. TLA MAE SEAY PRESENTS
CLASS IN EXPRESSION
Thursday, May 31, 1928
“SO BIG TEXAS”
of adobe huts to the sky-piercing
“cloud-scratcherg” of the city of Dal-
las, with seventy-four illustrative pic-
tures. It is replete with interest from
start to finish. Read it, and when you
haire read it, go back and read it
||P: again. You’ll get a clearer vision of
the vastness, the wealth, the import-
ance, the dignity, the culture, the won-
ders of the “Lone Star State,” Texas.
The June number of The National
Geographic Magazine carries an ar-
ticle written by Frederick Simpich,
entitled "So Big Texas," from the days
H. T. BECKWORTH RESIGNS A8
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE
_ SINTON 8CHOOL8
have succeeded when we are reminded
of the co-operation he received from
his teachers, and the love and esteem
which was his from the student body,
almost without exception.
It is hot to be expected that the
love for him and the esteem in which
he is held by the people of the com-
munity shall be passed to his suc-
cessor; that can not be done, it is his
forever; but may we not hope that as
his mantle falls to the successor, he
may receive a double-portion of the
Beckworth 'spirit, and that he may
gain and retain the confidence, love
and admiration which has been Beck-
Worth’s through the years, for then,
The commencement exercises of the RB
Sinton High school held Friday night and then only, will our institutions re-
of last week in the auditorium of the1 tain their present1 status and attain to
new High school building brought to greater heights. . ' *
a close the career of H. T. Beckworth
Ail1!* OaK a/\1 a
every respect, than at pres-
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lumpkin and
children and Miss Josephine Lumpkin
were here Tuesday evening to attend
the Ila Mae Seay recital, from West
Mrs. Ila Mae Seay, who has been
teaching a class in expression and dra-
matic art here through the school
year, brought her year’s work to a
successful close with the presentation
of her pupils in a very entertaining re-
cital at the High school auditorium
Tuesday evening. Every number was
good, and as a whole the program was
an evening of entertainment which
would do credit to any teacher or class
Master Gwin Cook read “Mother’s
Hairpin,” Inez Montgomery, “Gimlet
vs. Corkscrew;” Naomi Featherling,
“The Girl Who Wouldn’t Like Boys;”
Lily Watson and Gwin Cook gave a
pianologue, “Fraidy Cat,” with Miss
Thelma Vance at the piano; Mary
Frances Foley read “At The Matinee;”
Barbara Thompson read “She Powders
Her Nose,” with Lily Watson and Ag-
nes Kunitz, accompanying in panto-
mine and dance; Agnes Kunitz read
“Telephone,Doll,” from a high table;
Howard Featherling in blackface cos-
tume, read "Balky Mule;” Lily Wat-
son read "At the Theatre;” Leonard
Nisenson gave an impersonation of a
dago in "Humpy Jeem;” Madison Earl
Montgomery led his dog out and read,
‘Old Rover;” a pantomine, “Doctor
Bills,” was given cleverly by Agnes
Kunitz, Myrtle Featherling and Mad-
ison Earl Montgomery, with Barbara
Thompson as soloist; a gypsy dance,
with colorful costuming was given by
Mary Frances Foley, Naomi Feather-
ling, Inez Montgomery and Barbara
Thompson, and Habey Seay, with Miss
Thelma Vance as soloist.
The little people were attractively
dressed to suit their parts and were
sweet to look at besides rendering
their parts exceptionally well.
Advanced pupils who added ma-
terially to the delight of the program
were Miss Thelma. Vance, who read
"A Wedding Ceremony,” in which she
was “true to form,” and Miss Helen
Gerdes, who read "There, Little Girl,
Don’t Cry,” as Agnes Pauline Kunitz,
Lily Watson and Thelma Vance, rep-
resenting the weeping maiden in
"three ages of life,” came in to be
comforted; and “Old Fashioned Roses
both by Riley.'
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•ing. It will be a pleasure to show you
sr our stock.
Walter T. Rawlins of Corpus Christi
and Miss Annie Ray Alexander of Sin-
ton were united in marriage in Corpus
Christi at ten o’clock, Wednesday, May
30, Rev. H. E. Draper pronouncing the
i marriage ceremony at the Methodist
parsonage. Mr. and Mrs. Rawlins left
at once for Sam Antonio and other
Kir. Rawlins is the son-of W. C
Rawlins of Sinton and has been con
nected with the Southern Pacific lines,
with whom he has a responsible po-
sition, with headquarters at Corpus
Christi. . >* ■
Mrs. Rawlins is the attractive daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Alexander of
Sinton. She was graduated at the
State Teachers College, Durant, Okla-
homa, and has been teaching, the past
year in Rockport.
Both are popular young people with
many friends who are extending con
gratukftions and best wishes. The
News joins in wishing them a long
and happy married *life.
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MISS NEUMANN ENTERTAINS
GIRLS’ BRIDGE CLUB
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Miss Delta Neumann was hostess to
members of the Girls’ Bridge sclub at
her country home five miles south-
j west of Sinton Thursday evening,
t At the close of a number of inter-
i esting games of bridge, high score
| prize, and guest prize, boxes of Doty’s
! boudoir powder, were awarded to
Misses Mary Cochran and Rozelle
Peavy. , \
The hostess served an ice course
after bridge to the following: Misses
Mary Cochran, s. Minerva Hardeman
Pauline Gregory, Jeanne Hamilton,
Lillian WilHams, Helen Gerdes, Helen
Miller,. Ann Walker, Vada Magness,
Lola Stout, Ruby Duke, Rozelle Peavy
and the hostess.
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Shop Foreman — You ain’t one
them blokes wot drops their tools and
scoots as soon as the whistle blows,
are you? .
New Man—Not me! Why, I often
[have to wait five minutes after 1 put
me tools away before the whistle
J. T. Gregory is driving a new Buiek
Mrs. J. F. Odem is driving a. new
Edgar Bonorden spent Sunday after-
noon at Bishop.
Dr. and Mrs. H. T. Elkins are driv-
ing a new Buick sedan.
Mr. and Mrs. John Kinney have gone
to San Marcos for a few days.
Mrs. Jesse Gilbert of Odem was a
visitor in the city Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hilton were Cor-
pus Christi visitors on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gilbert of Odem
were Sinton visitors Tuesday evening.
C. A. Johnson of Corpus Christi was
a business visitor ip the city Wednes-
Miss Agnes Murray of Skidmore
was the guest of Mrs. Kunitz this
Mrs. M. D. Forgy and son attended
the Ila Mae Seay expression recital
here Tuesday evening*
‘Charles Orr is at home from San* An-
tonio, where he has been attending
San Antonio Military Academy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Boothe and chil-
dren returned Tuesday night from a
vacation to West Texas points.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ewing of Robs-
town spent Saturday in Sinton assist-
ing in the Farmall Day program.
Marceilus Kunitz was here from A.
& -M. College a few days, enjoying
“Senior Week,” with home folks.
Mrs. Blanche Miller and Dr. Joe
Storey of Shreveport, Louisiana, are
guests of Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. L. George re-
turned Tuesday night from Junction,
where they enjoyed an outing of two
weeks or more.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Cott of San
Benito were dinner guests of Stuart
Hopson at the Gplf Coast Shrine Club
C. L. Jolley is driving a new Chev-
C. H. Batchelor spent last week-end
in Karnes City with his family.
Miss Lillian Alice Kirkpatrick of
Beeville is the guest of Miss Marguer-
R. B. Denson of the Taft farming
district Avas a business visitor in the
Alfred Becker of the Taft farming
district was a business visitor in the
city Monday. .
Attorney R. T. Woolsey spent last
week-end in Karnes City, where he vis-
ited relatives. '
Misses Mary and Evylin Cummins
of WoodsborO are gtoests of Miss Mar-
jorie Holbrook this week.
Raymond Dawson, student at Rice
Institute, Houston, will ‘be among
those to be graduated from there in
Mr. and Mrs. Royston Stout and
Misses Marguerite Burford, Alma Bell
and Dessie Beard were Corpus Christi
Mrs. L. E. Lee of Skidmore, former-
ly of Sinton, stopped in the city a while
Monday to see did friends, on her way
to Corpus Christi.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Van Way and
Miss Helen Miller enjoyed an after-
noon in Corpus Christi, Monday, fol-
lowed by an evening swim at North
A. C.’Secrest was‘here this week,
superintending the re-roofing of the
back porch, the re-decorating of the
J. F. J&nicke of *Odem, and 1
Henry Janicke of Mexia, were in
city Tuesday. ajij&H
Pembroke Touchstone has accepted
employment at McWhorter’s grocery
for the summer vacation.
Miss Nettie Lee Benson leaves next
week for Ahstin where she.will take
a course at the State University,
Mrs. Earl Martin returned Sunday
from a week’s visit to Mr. Martin’s
sister, Mrs. C. M. Hair, of San Antonio.
Misses Clara McNeil, Velina Craven,
Vada Magness, Mary Cochran and Min-
erva frardeman enjoyed a beach.party
at North Beach Mdnday evening.'
Miss Leah Tompkins left Sunday
for her home in Granger. She will re-
turn next fall to do her third year’s
work as English teacher in Sinton
High school, where hgr work is highly
appreciated. ~ ^311^
Miss Eula Archerd is at home with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Arch-
erd after haring taught through the
school year in the Gregory school dis-
trict She will go to Kingsville to be-
gin work at S. T. S. T- College through
the summer, in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gossett and Mis-
ses Pearl and Ivy Gossett left Thurs-
day for Belton, where Miss Pearl will
remain to enter summer school at
Baylor Female College.
Miss Elizabeth Pipkin, formerly of
Sinton, will be among the graduates
of S: T. S. T. College at Kingsville in
June, having completed the four years’
Among those enjoying airplane
trips in the passenger plane which
in Sinton several days were
Hamilton, Walter Jackson, Bill
BUI Sherman, Ben Benson, Joe
son, Tweetsy Kilpatrick, Lee
BUI Crawford, Joe Harry Morrow
Brink Morrow, Rip Whatley.
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Butler celebrated
their 46th wedding anniversary by a
visit to their son and daughter,
_____ _________o ___Butler and famUy and Mrs. Ruth Iler-
interlor and other improvements ofChristi, Sunday,^remain-
his house on Mexriman street, the for- *'
mer Methodist parsonage.
ing till Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Butler came over Sunday morning to
take their parents back with them.
inton of EH Campo. They wiU return
by June first, and Mr. Wiginton will
assume control of the office of county
superintendent of schools.
Messrs. WiU Sanders and W. B.
Moss made a trip to KingsvUle, bring-
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Wiginton and
daughter, Elberta, left Tuesday morn-
ing for a few days’ visit to Mr. Wigin- , . - M ^
ton’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Wig- *ng back five registered greyhound
birddogs, whose grandsire was Musch- *
elshoal Jake, the triple champion of
the United States in field dog trials.
The dogs were for themselves and
Messrs. John Cochran, Bert Odem and
W. W. Brown. They brought $35
at the age of Six weeks.
Misses Ann Walker, Alice Matthews
and Lillian Carmichael, county home
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Misses Ouida podson, .Myrtle Knolle
and Nadine Morgan left Saturday for
their summer vacations. After a short
stay in Houston with Miss- Dodson,
Miss Knolle will go to her home in _______________
Ellinger, and Miss Morgan to hers, at demonstration agents for San Patricio,
Hamlin. All three will be back in the Bee and Nieces counties, will attend
fall to resume grade work in Sinton the Biennial meeting of the Women’s
schools. i Federated Clubs in San Antonio the
j test of this week, and will lM
John Star buck, who has been assist- program to be given Saturday
ing at the local office of the David is of particular Interest to home
course in three years and summer ses-jBee^ undertaking establishment, and onstration agents. Miss MatL.
sions. Mrs. Starbuck have returned to Sin- and her 4-H club girls will have a
■ ' i (ton, where Mr. Starbuck is manager of on the program.
Mrs. jt. A. Ramsey was here from the mortuary. Mrs. Starbuck visited i . * / ;
Dallas a few days this week, returning; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gray Misses Ruby Duke and
to Dallas Wednesday. She was ae-, here. — Tuesday’s Corpus. Christi Peavy left Saturday with Mrs.
companied by her brother-in-law^and ! Caller. | Flook of Corpus Christi for -Belton
niece, O. F. Franklin and daughter,
Garland. Miss Peavy will
. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hammond^ and resume grade work in file
PPPm children of Buckeye, and Mr. and Mrs. schools again next year.
Mesdames H. T. Elkins, J. T. Daw- J. R. Hale of Big Spring were guests did not accept her position
son, J. D. Cochran, J. V. Swinny, J. R. [of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Aikin a few days teacher again, though urged to do so
Thompson and W. Scott Vawter, at-: this week, leaving Tuesday. Mrs. [after most successful work of the past
tended the Biennial convention in San [Aikin is Mr. Hale and Mrs. Hammond’s 'three years. She carries with her the
Antonio this week. Mrs. Vawter was Sister. The Aikins and their guests (good wishes of the town pf Sil
accompanied by Mrs. James Webb of [spent Monday afternoon seeing the] where her school work has beS£.
sights of Corpus Christi.
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Odem, Texas, May 28, 1928.
Editor San Patricio County News:
The petition appearing below has
been signed by quite, a number of our
We have been too busy to see every-
j one, and there are yet others that we
feel sure would like to sign it.
For those desiring to do so, a copy
(has been left at J. S. Williams’ feed
(store, Odem, Texas.
* A. Signer.
“To dealers in vegetables, veget-
able growers, and apy who may be in-
terested in harvesting vegetable truck
tin this vicinity—Greeting:
j “We, the undersigned,‘recognizing
the moral and civic damage it is do-
ing our community,- respectfully re-
quest and urge that you do not prac-
tice harvesting truck on Sunday, and
do what you can to create a sentiment
for the proper observance of the Sab-
bath, such sentiment being for the
real betterment of all our best inter-
We recognize the value of a proper
observance, in all the different ways*
of God’s laws, which were made for
the good of man, and we confess that
there are many other wrong practices
carried on, but, in this, we call especial
attention to Sunday farm work, be-
cause of its appearance of open and
(arrogant, carelessness of those things
[that are best for humanity.”
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