Refugio County Record (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 49, Ed. 1 Monday, July 27, 1964 Page: 3 of 4
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Woods boro in Review
This page is devoted to a review of the activities in,
around, and effecting Woodsboro. It is designed to afford
readers of The Record a general idea of what is happening
in Woodsboro ... in a civic, social, religious, and political
W. R. Kellys
August 3 to 14
Woodsboro.—Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Kelly had as special guests in
their home Sunday, July 19, her
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Mitchel. Mrs. Mitchel
and children live in Corpus Chris-
ti. He is employed as driller for
the Southeast Drilling Company
of Persia, S.A. He is working in
Dubri, Trucial States, and is home
for 30 days.
Mrs. Kelly’s daughter and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Sandusky
and children, of Vallejo, Califor-
nia were also visiting the Kellys.
They left Thursday, July 23 after
about two weeks’ visit-
Sunday, July 19, other guests
in the Kelly home included three
daughters and their families, Mr.
and Mrs. L. R. Campbell and
children of Corpus Christi, Mrs.
C. A. Clayton and children of Fort
Worth, and Mrs. M. W. Dickey
and children of Oklahoma City;
three sisters of Mrs. Kelly, Mrs.
Clarice Johnson of Houston, Mrs.
Jewell Byerley and children of
Corpus Christi, and Mr. and Mrs.
H. W. Bryan of Victoria; an uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Robins, of Kingsville and friends,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Headrich, of
El Campo Party
Woodsboro. — Mrs. Arthur Henk-
haus, Mrs. John Henkhaus, Mrs.
Henry Schubert, and Mrs. Ruben
Henkhaus attended a birthday
party in El Campo, Thursday, July
The surprise party was honoring
Mrs. Ed Frels on her 70th birth-
day. Hostesses were her daught-
Other relatives were also there
for the celebration.
At Valley Site
Woodsboro. — Mrs. MayDell
Carleton and Mrs. Lettie Morgan
were honored with a birthday bar-
becue and “42” party, Friday nite,
July 17, at the home of Mrs.
Carleton’s sister and brother-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Bashaw,
Mrs. Carleton went to the Val-
ley Sunday, July 12 and Mrs. Mor-
gan went down Friday, July 17.
They were entertained with pic-
nics, fishing in the Rio Grande,
and a trip into Mexico.
Before going to the Valley, Mrs.
Carleton had been to Edna for a
week. She had gone to Edna to
attend the funeral of an aunt,
Mrs. Carleton and Mrs. Morgan
arrived home Monday nite, July
Corpus Christi.—A bridal show-
er was given Sunday afternoon,
July 19, in the home of Mrs.
Travis Phelps of Corpus Christi,
honoring Miss Annette Auten,
bride-elect of Jerry Blaschke.
Attending from Woodsboro were
Mrs. Robert Gillespie, Mrs. Wayne
Gillespie, and Mrs. M. K. Gilles-
H. F. Tuckers
San Antonio. — A son was born
to Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Tucker of
Karnes City, at 8:06 a.m. Sunday,
July 12, 1964, in the Methodist
Hospital, San Antonio.
Dale Edward weighed five
pounds, three and one-half ounces
at birth. He is the first child of
Maternal grandmother is Mrs.
E. S. Noble of Refugio. Mr. and
Mrs. H. F. Tucker of Woodsboro
are the paternal grandparents.
Mrs. H. F. Tucker and Mrs.
Noble went to San Antonio, Sunday
to see the new grandson.
Past Matrons' Club
Of OES Honors
Husbands July 17
Woodsboro. — The Past Ma-
trons’ Club of Woodsboro Chapter
No. 678, Order of the Eastern Star
had a picnic supper Friday eve-
ning, July 17, at the Refugio Lions
Husbands of the members were
honored guests. Several other
guests were present. Thirty-three
members and guests were present.
Sandwiches, cake, homemade
ice cream, and tea 'were served
after a prayer, led by Clarence
After supper, the members of
the club had a short business ses-
sion, while the guests visited to-
Present for the occasion were
Mrs. Ollie Gregorcyk, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Thorman, Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Williamson, Mr. and
Mrs. Foris Horton, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Boone, Mr. and Mrs. A.
D. Aikin, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Boone, Mrs. Ray Gilliam, Mrs.
Clayton Holmes, Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Burgess, Mrs. Altha Cowell, Mr.
and Mrs. O’Dell McBride, Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Kelley, Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Adams, Mr. and Mrs.
Moody Heath and their guests,
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Stephens of
Temple, and Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
Howard and their grandson, John
Howard of Albuquerque, New Mex-
Troy Ray's Brother
Corpus Christi. — John Ray of
Rockport, brother of Troy Ray of
Woodsboro, underwent surgery in
Spohn Hospital, July 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Ray were
in Corpus Christi during the week
end so that Troy could be with
his brother. Mrs. Ray stayed with
REFUGIO COUNTY RECORD, Mon., July 27, 1964 Page 3
Woodsboro.—John Douglas Lank-
art has been hired as Band Di-
rector of Woodsboro schools, ac-
cording to Superintendent W. A.
Lankart is a graduate of Goliad
High School, and was an All-State
Band member from Goliad. He re-
Woodsboro. — Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Thompson and their guests, Mr.
and Mrs. Don Mathews, arrived
Friday, July 17, for a visit with
Mrs. Thompson’s mother, Mrs.
Harry Cummins, Sr., at her Bay-
Mr. and Mrs. Mathews left Sun-
day, July 19 for their home in
Dallas. The Thompsons stayed for
a longer visit.
A. Keiths Here
Woodsboro. — Visiting from July
14 to 19 in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. H. Keith were their daugh-
ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. L.
H. Richter, Kenneth and Larry.
Donny Richter was already here.
He had been with the Keiths since
While here, the Richters and
Keiths had a picnic on Padre
Island, Friday, July 17.
Donny went home with his par-
Week end guests in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Holmes were
their daughter and granddaughter,
Mrs. Norman Simoneau and Pa-
tricia, of Corpus Christi.
Presbyterian, Christ United
Warship Together 2 Dates
Woodsboro. — First Presbyter-
ian Church and Christ United
Church of Christ are to worship
together for the Sunday Services
Col. F. Cummins,
Family Due Here
Woodsboro. — Col. and Mrs.
Frank R. Cummins and their
daughter, Peggy, of Washington,
D.C., left there Thursday, July
23, for Dallas to visit their daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Price.
They expect to fly to Houston,
Mrs. Harry Cummins, Sr., Wed-
sister and family, Mr. and Mrs.
O. W. Ware.
They are planning to arrive at
the Bayside cottage of his mother,
Mrs. Harry Cummins, Sa., Wed-
nesday, July 29 for a visit until
Woodsboro. — First Baptist
Church announces Vacation Bible
School will begin August 3, and
run through August 14. The School
will be for ages 3 through 17, with
the 13-17 year old section of the
school to be held at night.
The school will be conducted
from 8:30 to 11:30 each weekday
morning with the exception of the
“Teen Time” which will be in
Boys and girls of these ages are
invited to participate in the school
which will feature Bible Study,
character stories, music and hand
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mixon of Woodsboro have an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Bobbie
Joyce, to Harold Lesikar. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Lesikar of Temple, Texas.
The wedding will take place August 1, 1964, in
Woodsboro. — Mr. and Mrs. F.
D. Ray and their niece, Nancie
DeVilbiss, moved to Woodsboro,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray are both sci-
ence teachers in Woodsboro School.
Miss DeVilbiss will be entering
Howard Payne College as a junior
The Rays are living at 301 Mag-
ceived his degree from Sam Hous-
ton State Teachers College, Hunts-
ville. He has had five years ex-
perience, one at Blanco, one at
Cold Springs, and three at El
Campo where he was Junior High
director at Crescent Junior High
Mr. and Mrs. Lankart have
three sons, one age four years
and twins age one and one-half
years. They expect to move to
Woodsboro within the next few
weeks, said Reeves.
Lankart was a former band stu-
dent for Billy Ross, ex-Woodsboro
band director, when Lankart was
a senior at Goliad; and Ross was
band director there. Lankart is
27 years old, and he and his wife
are members of the Christian
Woodsboro. — Visiting this week
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Dowling were their daughter and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Har-i Cavern,
ris and three children, of Abilene.
Sunday, July 19, Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Speis and children of Fal-
furrias visited here with her par-
ents, the Dowlings. Other Sunday
visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Meissner and children.
let Texas Cities
Woodsboro. — Mr. and Mrs. A.
H. Keith and their grandson, Don-
ny Richter, went on a 12-day trip
They visited with relatives and
friends in Odessa, Anson, Goldth-
waite, and Killeen.
During the trip they did a lot
of sightseeing. The most outstand-
ing place visited was Carlsbad
M. E. Brem, Ex-Resident,
Dies July 20 in Pasadena
E. V. Rileys Host
Woodsboro. — Stopping by Mon-
day nite, July 13, to visit Mr. and
Mrs. E. V. Riley were her sister
and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Buswell, of Shreveport, Loui-
Mr. and Mrs. Buswell were en-
route home by plane from Modes-
ta, California where they had been
visiting their daughter and son-
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred King.
M. Keyes Family
Woodsboro.—Mr. and Mrs. M. W.
Keyes and children attended a
family reunion at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Not-
zen, in Yorktown, recently.
Others there for the affair in-
cluded Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Glein-
ser of San Antonio, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Zolkowski, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Lane, and Mrs. E. H. Rein-
hart, all of Poth.
on Sunday, August 2 and 9. These
services are to begin at 10:45 a.m
First Presbyterian Church will
be the host church for the service
Sunday, August 2. The service will
be held at First Presbyterian
Christ United Church ot Christ
will be the host church for the
service Sunday, August 9. The
service will be held at Christ Unit-
Rev. Ralph Madison, pastor of
First Presbyterian Church will
lead the worship services for these
The members and friends of
both congregations are cordially
invited to attend. The combined
services were arranged by the
Presbytery, the Church Council,
and pastors of the two congrega-
Sunday Church School will meet
at the regular hour at each
Son, Preston Ty,
To Bryce Boenigs
Corpus Christi.—Born to Mr. and
Mrs. Bryce Boenig at 1 a.m. Sat-
urday, July 18, 1964, in Spohn Hos-
pital was a son.
Hev was named Preston Ty, and
weighed seven and one-half pounds
The Boenigs have one other son,
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Briscoe
of Luling are the maternal grand-
parents. Paternal grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Martin Boenig
Pasadena.—M. E. Brem died at
10 a.m. Monday, July 20, 1964,
after a long illness. He had been
in the hospital for about a week
at the time of his death.
Funeral services were held at
the Colonial Funeral Home in
Pasadena, Tuesday, July 21, at 4
Survivors include his wife, Mina;
one son, Allen Brem of .Pasadena;
three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn
Storey of Pasadena, Mrs. Eloise
McDowell of Andrews, and Mrs.
Mary Virginia Benedict of Anna-
cortes, Washington; and 10 grand-
He was a resident of Woodsboro
for about 20 years. He was a
brother-in-law of Mrs. Eula Allen
and an uncle of Mrs. Harry Boe-
nig, both of Woodsboro.
Among relatives attending the
funeral were Mrs. Eula Allen, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Boenig, and Mr.
and Mrs. Will Farmer of Taft.
They left early Tuesday morning
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Adams spent Visiting in Corpus Christi, Mon-
In Special Music
Class at Del Mar
Woodsboro. — John Coffey en-
rolled July 16 for private lessons
in percussion instruments.
He will take six weeks’ instruc-
tion from the band director at Del
Mar School of Music in Corpus
a couple of days this week at their
lake home on Granite Shoals Lake.
Visiting during the week end
with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Baugh
were his sister and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Buddy McKee and
daughter, Terrie, of Marshall.
Mrs. Harry Boenig went to San
Marcos, Saturday to bring her
mother, Mrs. Eula Allen, home
after a week of visiting there.
Arriving Monday nite from Ok-
lahoma City for a visit with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Cro-
well, were Mr. and Mrs. Allen B.
Crowell and children.
Visiting here with his brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Crowell, from July 12 to 14
was Vernon Crowell of Luling.
While here, he did some fishing.
Week end visitors of Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Crowell were their
daughter and family, Dr. and Mrs.
A. G. Wright and Pamela, of Cor-
Guest in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Crowell from July 10
to 15 was her mother, Mrs. J. E.
Doyle, of Corpus Christi.
Visiting with Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Zarsky are their grandchil-
dren, Steve and Carla Jean Break-
er, of Houston.
Visiting a few minutes Monday
with Mrs. E. P. Stocking and
Eugene was her brother-in-law, O.
K. Williams, of Alice. He had
been in Refugio on business.
Refugio.—Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Phillips and children, Wade and
Debbie, have been vacationing this
week and last week for a few
After taking Wade to Galveston
for a check-up, they went to San
Antonio and visited the Zoo.
They came back Saturday and
visited Saturday afternoon in
Woodsboro with her mother, Mrs.
Ollie Gregorcyk, then went to
their ranch near Inez for the week.
day with her father, J. E. Parker,
were Mr. and Mrs. James Havel.
Becky Hartman is in Houston
this week visiting relatives.
Jesslyn Jordan is home from
Abilene Christian College for the
remainder of the summer.
Danny Martin is working at the
Central Power and Light Company
office the remainder of this week
while Clarence Janota is at camp.
Mrs. Sarah Longmire of Bryan
is expected to arrive Saturday for
a week’s visit with her son and
family, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Long-
mire and son.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Stauss and
Diane visited Sunday in Kings-
ville and Riviera with relatives
Wins First Place
In Dress Review
Woodsboro. — Janet Hartman
won first place in the County 4-H
Dress Review, held Monday, July
Janet went to San Antonio, Wed-
nesday, July 22 to compete in the
District 4-H Dress Review.
Mrs. Polo Perez
Leaves for Clinic
Woodsboro.—Mrs. Polo Perez
left Tuesday, July 21 for Galves-
ton to have some tests made. She
expects to be in the clinic for
several days before knowing if she
will need surgery.
Mrs. Perez wanted all her
friends to know she was leaving
and to let them know how much
she appreciates them.
W. S. Argo's Mother
Visits in Woodsboro
Woodsboro.—Saturday and Sun-
day guests in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. V/. S. Argo were his mother,
Mrs. Lucy Argo, and his sister
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
Christian and daughter, Carol, of
Sunday afternoon, the brother
and sister-in-law of Mrs. W. S. Ar-
go, Mr. and Mrs. V. K. Hill, of
Bloomington came over for a
Mrs. A. Henkhaus
Returns to Home
Woodsboro.—Mrs. Arthur Henk-
haus entered Spohn Hospital in
Corpus Christi, Monday, July 6.
She underwent ear surgery Tues-
day morning, July 7.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sneed of Re-
fugio, who had taken her to the
hospital, brought her home Satur-
day, July 11.
She is reportedly “doing fine”.
Mrs. Wade Adams,
Son Visit Kin
Woodsboro. — Mrs. Wade Adams
and Susan visited the past week
and a half in East Texas with
While there, Susan went swim-
ming and boating in Ratcliff Lake
in the Davy Crockett National
Mrs. F. Gerwick
Returns to Home
Woodsboro. — Mrs. F. R. Ger-
wick has returned home after a
recent visit in Harlingen with her
daughter, Mrs. Henry Heard.
Mrs. Heard brought Mrs. Ger-
wick home Sunday, July 19 and
went back Monday.
Mrs. Gerwick said it took them
five hours to make the trip from
Harlingen, as the rain was so hard
they had to stop at times to wait
for it to “slack”.
Past Week End
Woodsboro. — Relatives of Mrs.
T. J. Herron were visitors in the
Herron home during the week end.
Saturday, her brother and sis-
ter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
Manuel, and the Manuel’s two
grandchildren of Taft visited with
the Herrons. Visiting Sunday were
another of her brothers and his
family, Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Man-
uel and children, also of Taft.
Leave for Japan
Woodsboro.—Lt. and Mrs. Char-
les Crowell and son, Mark, left
July 10, after a 10-day visit' with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
They went back to San Antonio,
then left for California, Wednes-
day, July 15. From California,
they flew to Japan where he will
be stationed for three years.
Harry Cummins, III Reports
On Student Council Meet
On June 19 I left Woodsboro
and went to Dallas with my aunt,
Mrs. Dan Thompson and cousin,
Jane Mallard. I left Dallas and
went to Ft. Worth to visit my aunt
and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Ross. On June 24 I went back to
Dallas and stayed with my cousin,
Mrs. G. C. Clegg. While in Dallas
I saw the stage play presentation
of “The Sound of Music.”
On the 28th of June I left Love
Field in Dallas by jet to go to
the Twenty-Eighth National Con-
ference of the National Associa-
tion of Student Councils in Bangor,
I attended this conference be-
cause I am president of the Cen-
tral Gulf Association of Student
Councils. On the trip up I had
a four hour wait in Boston. My
traveling companions, Mr. Clay
Davis and Larry Henry from
Waco, and I took a taxi and saw
part of Boston.
I arrived in Bangor, Maine that
night about 10:00 E.S.T. While at
this conference I heard the fol-
lowing distinguished speakers: The
Honorable John H. Reed, Gover-
nor of Maine; Gerald M. Van
Pool, Director of Student Activi-
ties, National Association of Sec-
ondary-School Principals; Samuel
M. Graves, First Vice-President
National Association of Secondary-
School Principals; . Count Raban
Adelmann, Director of Informa-
tion, North Atlantic Treaty Or-
ganization Paris, France; F. C.
Stukenbroeker, Supervisor, Fed-
eral Bureau of Investigation. While
at this conference I attended the
following discussion groups: Eval-
uation is Necessary, How May the
Student Council Render Service to
the Community, Common Errors
Committed by the Student Coun-
cil and How to Develop Coopera-
tion Between the Student Council
and the Student Body. There were
about 600 delegates from 46 states,
Mexico and England. The Texas
delegation had 20 people. The
family I stayed with in Bangor
was Dr. and Mrs. Richard Wads-
worth. My roommates were Rich-
ard Lepore from Sommerville,
Mass., Robert Durkee from Staten
Island, New York, and Benny Tro-
baugh from Penn Laird, Virginia.
The conference lasted from
June 28 to July 2. About 2:00 on
July 2 I left Bangor and went to
visit my aunt and uncle, Col. and
Mrs. Frank R. Cummins in Fair-
fax, Va. While in Washington, D.
C. I toured the Capitol, Mt. Ver-
non, Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, and Smithsonian Institu-
tion. I saw the White House and I
went to Arlington Cemetery where
I saw President Kennedy’s grave.
I walked up the Washington
Monument, and I saw the Lincoln
and Jefferson Memorials. Also my
uncle took me to see his office
in the Pentagon. On July 7 I left
Washington and went back to Dal-
I stayed in Dallas until July
9th and then I went to Ft. Worth
and Friday, July 10, I took a bus
from Ft. Worth to Sinton. My par-
ent. oicked me up in Sinton and
took me home.
Harry Cummins, III
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