Refugio County Record (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 17, Ed. 1 Monday, December 14, 1964 Page: 1 of 4
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Views ©f Church After Fire
Front (North) Entrance
East Side of Building
Looking South Into Interior of Church
This Week in Refugio
Monday, December 14
Jaycees, A. A. Building, 7:30 p.m.
Ex-Students, VFW Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 15
Beta Sigma Phi, Christmas Party, Mrs. Larry Rogers
Residence, 7:30 p.m.
Lions Club, Club Room, City Hall, Noon.
Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Station, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18
American Citizen Civic Club, A. A. Building, 8 p.m.
The Woman’s Club, Mrs. J. M. Barber, Jr. Residence, 4
Thursday, December 17
McDonald-Jarvis American Legion Post No. 298, Christ-
mas Party, City Hall, 6:45 p.m.
Order of Eastern Star, Woodsboro, Masonic Hall, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 20
Church Services, All Refugio Churches.
Monday, December 21
JayCees, A. A. Building, 7:30 pm.
Order of Rainbow for Girls, Woodsboro, Masonic Hall, 7
Refugio County Fair Association, Commissioner’s Court
Room, 7:30 p.m.
Rotary Club, City Hall, Noon.
Aafuglc county Library
c/o Celna u. Branlette
Refugio County Record
VOLUME XI—NO. 17 REFUGIO COUNTY, TEXAS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1964 TEN CENTS PER COPY
Fire Destroys Baptist Church
Redfish Cagers Win Two Titles
Tivoli. — Austwell - Tivoli took
both the girls and boys champion-
ships here Saturday night in the
third Annual Redfish Basetball
'Minor Defects Have Major ,
The Redfish defeated the Woods-
boro Eagles, 41-40 in a thriller that
went right down to the wire. Lloyd
Mc'Vey sank two free throws with
1:12 left in the game to give Ti-
voli a three point lead 41-38.
A jump ball was called with 10
seconds on the clock, and the Red-
fish simply gave Martin Garcia a
shot at the basket which he made
as the buzzer sounded to end the
! game. This is the second successive
I year for the Redfish to win the top
In the girls division, the Redfish,
lead by Linda Maresh, defeated
the Bloomington Bobkittens, 45-38
to win their second trophy in three
years, Linda Linville poured in 29
points for Bloomington.
Six records fell in the three-day
David Villarreal of the Redfish
set a new high individual mark of
43 points in the first round game,
and poured in a total of 72 points
Austwell-Tivoli (45) — Linda
Maresh 26, Jeanie Turner 12 and
Alice Turner 7.
Bloomington (38) — Linda Lin-
ville 29, Maria Williams 4, and
Doris Mendel 5.
Score at Periods:
Austwell-Tivoli 14 29 38 45
Bloomington 7 15 24 38
Victoria B (21) — Gloria Byrd
6, Lynda Cooper 8, 'Cathy Kandis
2, and Beverly Catchings 5.
Woodsboro (29) — Gayle Geist-
man 14, Ethel Murphy 7, Betty
Score at Periods:
Victoria B 1 11 15—21
Woodsboro 6 13 20—29
to set a new high scoring tourney
Linda Linville, Bloomington’s
star forward, also set new marks
in the same sections. She scored
59 points Friday to set a new high
in the individual game mark, and
had a total of 110 points to break
the old total tourney record.
The Ganado Indians bested the
Bloomington Bobcats 62-61 to win
third place in the meet. Consolation
championship went to Edna with
64-59 victory over the Industrial
The Industrial girls captured the
Declares March of Dimes Doctor
Big ears and misshapen
noses have long been treat-
ed as amusing targets of low
comedy. Often the people
behind the defective fea-
tures join in the laughter
more heartily than anyone
Now doctors wonder if it’s
such a laughing matter.
“Doctors are beginning to
suspect that many so-called
minor defects may be as crip-
pling to emotional and mental
development as a gross de-
formity is to physical growth,”
says Dr. Virginia Apgar, di-
rector of the division of con-
genital malformations of The
National Foundation-March of
‘‘In the 50 March of Dimes
birth defects centers that have
been opened across the nation
in the last several years, we
have seen an increasing num-
ber of these problems.”
As an example, Dr. Apgar
described a little Nebraska
girl born with an ugly mass
of hair extending from right
shoulder to forearm. The rare
defect—actually a huge birth-
mark—didn’t prevent normal
use of the arm. But it was so
disfiguring that it aroused other
children’s taunts. By the age
of four, the pretty child had
withdrawn into a shell, worry-
ing her parents and inciting
her six-year-old brother to
fight youngsters who poked
fun at his “hairy” sister.
According to the child’s par-
ents, no one gave them any
hope of improving their daugh-
ter’s appearance until they
took her to the March of Dimes
Birth Defects Center at Chil-
dren’s Memorial Hospital in
Omaha. Plastic surgeons re-
moved the hairy surface and
replaced it with skin grafts.
Physicians believe that by the
time the girl reaches high
school, she’ll scarcely remem-
ber which arm showed the up-
setting quirk of nature.
In the vanguard of medical
researchers studying deformity
arid accompanying psychologi-
cal problems is a group at Johns
Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
Dr. Milton Edgerton, profes-
sor of plastic surgery Jl>^re, |
APPEALING but withdrawn before plastic surgery (at left), Chuck
Burger, 7, Kansas City, Mo., now crows that "the kids in the block
don't call me 'rabbit ears' anymore." Surgery on his ears was
performed at March of Dimes Birth Defects Center.
says studies show that children
with deformities, even minor
ones, often feel “apart from the
human race” early in life. He
advocates correction of the de-
formity at an early age, where
“We all know children or
adults who have somehow
learned outwardly to adapt to
defects. We tend to think that
there is no problem and to dis-
regard the tremendous human
aching to be like everyone
else, at least to the degree of
not feeling deformed,” Dr.
Dr. Eugene Meyer, associate
professor of psychiatry and
medicine at Johns Hopkins, is
convinced that in 99 cases out
of 100, a sense of deformity,
however minor, stunts and
cripples not only a child’s self-
esteem but his relationships
The Baltimore group is con-
cerned with prevailing atti-
tudes of disdain and amuse-
ment toward what is popularly
known as “cosmetic surgery.”
Jokes and sly references to
“nose jobs” and other cosmetic
surgery indicate an underlying
feeling that such procedures
are prompted by vanity.
In psychiatric terms, Dr.
Meyer traces, prejudiced atti-
tudes to the Puritan idea that
“the Lord made you this way
and you shouldn’t tamper with
“We’ve seen changes which
are hard to believe in terms
of people being freed from a
sense of deformity for much
greater interest in the various
tasks of life,” Dr. Meyer as-
serts. “The surgery doesn’t put
good spirit or productivity into
a person, but it does remove
blocks to its expression.”
third place trophy with a 58-33 vic-
tory, while the" consolation award
went to Woodsboro with a 29-21
victory over the Victoria B team.
R. G. Grassland
Refugio. — Between $100,000 and
$125,000 fire loss to building and
furnishings was suffered by the
congregation of the First Baptist
Church of Refugio when fire de-
stroyed the sanctuary early Fri-
City Fire Marshal C. W. Pullin
stated that his preliminary inves-
tigation was that the building was:
a complete loss as was nearly al$
items within the building includ-
ing organ and piano. The build-
ing, erected 14 years ago, xyats
constructed at a cost of more that?
$80,000. He did not give a definite
cause for the fire saying that the
blaze started in the close vicinity
of electric wiring and gas heating
The blaze was discovered at 1:18
a.m., believed to have been first
reported by J. U. Gilliam. At that
time the fire already was beyond
control in the area between the
ceiling and the roof, and the roof
collapsed shortly after firemen ar-
Fire had broken through the
roof at the south end of the build-
ing before it was discovered. The
church had not been used since
the prior ’Sunday, but the adjoin-
ing educational building was used
Thursday night for a social event.
Members of the fire department
remained on the scene until mid-
morning Friday to take precau-
tionary measures against spread
of the fire.
The educational building suffer-
ed no fire damage, but had water
covering the floor by the time
the blaze was extinguished. Work-
men and church members remov-
ed the water and prepared the two-
story building for use Sunday.
All services were conducted. Sun-
day under the direction of the Rev.
Robert Hogg, pastor, in the edu-
cational building. This policy is
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The fire left the walls of the
building standing, but there is a
danger of these walls collapsing.
This is the second fire !to the
same building. In 1954, there was
a $17,500 loss to building and fur-
nishings by fire and water when
there was a fire which started in
the vicinity of Friday’s fire.
A few years earlier, when the
parsonage was on property adjoin-
ing the church, there was a fire
in this building. The fire was dis-
covered during the Sunday morn-
ing worship service after the living
room of the parsonage had been
used as a meeting place for a Sun-
day school class.
T. W. Duncan
Dies in Crash
Aransas County ...
Officials Baumgart and
Woodsboro B (10) — Carolyn
Crews 4, Cindy Johnson 3, Elsie
Lieven 1, and Ellen Wiginton 2.
Victoria B (39) — Linda Cooper
11, Gloria Byrd 13, Beverly Catch-
ings 11, Pam Vance 1, and Cathy
Score at Periods:
Woodsboro B .............. 2 6 8 10
Victoria B ....................13 23 31 39
Austwell-Tivoli (67) — Linda
Maresh 30, Jeanie Turner 25, Alice
Turner 10, Mary Jo Villarreal 2.
Aransas County (27) — Roylynn
Harris 25, Laura Crabb 2.
Score at Periods:
Austwell-Tivoli ........15 36 48 67
Aransas County ........ 1 12 20 27
Industrial (56) — Lillie Chlastak
16, Linda Stuart 17, Lowana Baker
Bloomington (66) — Linda Lin-
ville 59, Patty Lamas 3, Maria
Williams 2, Linda Wocian 2.
Score by Periods:
Industrial ..................11 25 40 56
Bloomington ..............13 22 34 66
Refugio. — Ronald (“Ronnie”)
Jaimes Green, 21, was killed in a
two-venicle accident 2 miles south
of Woodsboro on U.S. Highway 77
about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, Decem-
ber 13, after he apparently fell
asleep at the wheel of his car.
The driver of the other vehicle,
according to accident investiga-
tor Fred Clements of the State
Highway Patrol, was Charles
Lummie Bertram of Corpus Chris-
ti, who was driving a truck.
Funeral services will be at 4
p.m. Monday at the First Metho-
The Rev. Robert Hogg, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, will
officiate. Burial will be in Oak-
wood Cemetery under the direc-
tion of Toland Funeral Home.
He is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Green of Re-
fugio; two sisters, Janice and
T® B@ Closed
Refugio.—Mrs. Selma Bramlette,
head librarian of the Refugio
County Public Library, has an-
nounced the library will be closed
during the week of Christmas. It
will be closed at 2 p.m. Saturday,
December 19, and remain closed
until 10 a.m. Monday, December
Judy; and his paternal grand-
mother, Mrs. Lula Green of Re-
Ref uegfan's Mother
Refugio. — Funeral services for
Mrs. John Rice, mother of Mrs.
D. O. Harvey were held Sunday,
December 13 at 2 p.m. in the Cen-
tral Baptist Church in Luling.
Mrs. Aice died in Luling Friday
morning after several months ill-
Mr. and Mrs. James Cherry of
Refugio, are the parents of a boy
born Monday, December 7, 1964.
Mr. and Mrs. Inderso Silvas, of
Refugio, are the parents of a girl
bom Saturday, December 12, 1964.
Refugio. — Robert G. Crossland,
80, died Wednesday morning, De-
cember 9, 1964, at 12:10 at South
Park Manor in Corpus Christi.
Born September 19, 1884, Cross-
land lived here for 15 years be-
fore moving to Corpus Christi.
Funeral arrangements were in
charge of Dunne-Langham Mortu-
ary in Corpus Christi, with services
being held in the OaklandA-letcalf
Funeral Home in Nacogdoches
Friday, December 11. Brother M.
A. Erwin, pastor of the First Bap-
tist Church officiated.
Survivors include one daughter,
Mrs. Katherine Barron of Amaril-
lo; sons, Carl Crossland of Law-
ton, Oklahoma and Raymond
Crossland of Alameda, California;
a step-daughter, Mrs. T. J. Crisp
of Refugio; a step-son, A. W.
King of Temple; one sister, Mrs.
Sail Covington of Oklahoma City,
and a brother, Jim Crossland of
Last Traffic Death Dec. 13
DEATHS THIS YEAR
1963 TRAFFIC DEATHS
Refugio. — Thomas W. Duncan,
82, died in a local hospital at 8:30
a.m. Sunday, December 13, after
a short illness.
He had lived here for the past
nine years, moving to Aransas
j Pass three months ago.
Funeral services will be at 10
a.m. Tuesday, December 15, at
the Murray Funeral Home in Ar-
kadelphia, Ark. Burial will be in
Weir Cemetery at Okolona, Ark.
Local arrangements were made by
the Toland Funeral Home here.
He is survived by his wife; three
sons, Charles of Lubbock and
Chester C. and Thomas L., both
of San Antonio; two daughters,
Mrs. Harriett Bctwin and Mrs. B.
E. Breedlove, both of San Antonio;
one brother, Bruce of Dallas; and
one sister, Miss Jessie Duncan of
Sinton.—Woodsboro downed Sin-
ton, 44-37, to win the Sinton in-
vitational basketball tournament
here Saturday night.
Third place went to ’Aransas
Pass, which defeated West Oso,
composed of William iVJ
Woodsboro, Sammy Hill
Oso, Charles Brightwell of
Pass, Danny Anderson bf
Joe Kemp of Gregory-
and Rolan Cutty of Sinton
Earlier game results y
were: Woodsboro 50, Aran:
48 in overtime! Sinton 5
Oso 48, Refugio 49, Ray B
Bishop 51, Gregory-Portla
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