Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 13, 1961 Page: 2 of 8
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
Thursday, April 13, 1961
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ffiOM THE EXCHANGES
• • •
Survey Started For Texana Dam And
Reservoir; Wharton Votes Road Bonds
Surveys and borings by engineers
an tiro proposed Texana Dam and
Reservoir on the Navidad River in
suobheastern Jackson County have
been virtually completed and with-
in. 30 days officials of the Jack-
son County Flood Control District
vjxy.y'! to have a meeting with land-
■ owners who will be affected by
the dam proper and the resultant
reservoir or lake it forms.—Edna
Wharton County gave a resound-
ing' “Yes” to the $1,950,000 county
read bond issue, approving the
<nea.su re by a vote of 3,208 to 537
in the general election last Tues-
day.—EJ Campo Leader-News.
JWftarton’s first public school
building came tumbling down this
week as the Joe Schwartz estate de-
the worn out old house.
'One of "the first buildings in Whar-
the frame structure has stood
the test of time, weathered many
a. hurricane and sheltered many
.Jtesideriwi. —Wliarton Spectator.
Work on the second phase of
tito Colorado River barge channel
projec' was getting underway
Thursday as crews from King
Ftafaer Marine Service, the con-
tiaqtor, began moving in equip-
ment—Ray City Daily Tribune.
The El Campo Garden Club will
bold its annual Flower Show Wed-
nesday, April 12, at the new Na-
tional Guard Armory, located east
of the Legion Center. The title of
this year’s show is ^Reflections and
Silver Splendor” in keeping with
the commemoration of the Garden
Club’s 25th anniversary, which is
being observed this year.—El Cam-
Count K. G. Knuth-Winterfeldt,
Denmark’s Ambassador to the
United States, was royally welcom-
ed to Wharton County Sunday as
the honored guest of the third
annual “All Nations Festival”.—
El Campo Leader-News.
R. B. Hand was the top man in
number of votes polled in the
City Election Tuesday and counted
296 votes in the five man race.
David Ribnick was second with
276, they will fill the two vacant
posts created by the expired terms
of James L. Ragen and C. H.
C. C. Willis, Jr., Bay City’s all-
State center on the 1960 champion-
ship team, has been chosen to play
in the annual North-South all-star
football game in San Antonio on
August 17.—Bay City Daily Trib-
Plana are being completed for
he annual E! Campo Fryer Show
which wiU be held April 20 and 21
in El Campo. 350 4-H, FHA and
FFA members fromlWiharton Coun-
ty have entered pens of three
fryers.—El Campo Citizen.
County School Superintendent
Lillian Knopp has released the re-
sults of the 1961-62 public school
census for Jadkson County. The
new census total for the three in-
dependent districts in the coun/ty
shows 3,914 scholastics compared
to 3,862 at the census time last
year, for an increase of 52. All
three districts show a slight gain,
with Edna leading with 43 more
students this year.—Edna Herald.
AND GET IT!”
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IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLY FILES
10 YEARS AGO
W. E. Coffman, Jr. arrived from
Abilene to fill the pulpit at the
Church of Christ.
Postmasters from an 11-county
area will be in Palacios Sunday
for a meeting of Postmasters of
the Ninth District of Texas.
Palacios Lulacs were making
plans to play host to several hun-
dred delegates attending the an-
nual district convention here Sun-
day, April 22.
Guy Johnson, J. B. Kimball and
Vemer Bowers were re-elected as
The approaching marriage of
Miss Joy Stewart to John J. Loud-
erback on May 27 was announced
by her mother, Mrs. Ermine Stew-
Low Monttilv Premiums
Protects The Entire Family
BAY CITY PALACIOS
PH. U 5-4613 PH. 5261
Charles Haring, Jr. was wel-
.om?d to the Bay City Council by
two re-eleoted officials, Moyes Liv-
■ ngood and Glen White. Haring
1 d the ticket in Tuesday’s bal
loting followed by White and Liven
good. Holdover councilmen are
Sonny Callaway and Ashley Erie.
Mayor R. C. Cusman was unop-
ocscl in his bid for re-election.—
Bay City Daily Tribune.
Industrialists, business and pro-
fess'onal men from over the state
and nat on will be guests of the
El Campo Economic Development
(S<*> “EXCHANGES,” Page 3)
15 YEARS AGO
The Palacios Chamber of Com-
merce Board of Directors agreed
to build the first of a series of
outing pavilions on the bayshore
and donate it to the city. Plans
for the pavilion were drawn and
presented at the meeting by C. G.
Jeffers. The director's were D. M.
Green, Glenn Clayboum, Guy John-
son, !W. C. Gray, A. Rioux, L. M.
Greenhaw, R. N. Grant, A. E. Bur-
ton and R. P. Newsom.
The Tres-Palacios Garden C lub
set Saturday, April 27, from 2
to 9 p.m. for the Flower Show.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nelson of Col-
legeport celebrated their 42nd wed-
ding anniversary Wednesday, April
Miss Ann Lee Petersen enter-
tained a group of friends Monday
night, honoring Mrs. Harry Tins-
ley, Jr., with a ipicnic supper at
men; F. Ap Sisson, secretary; D.
S. Prinzing, attorney; J. F. Bar-
nett, treasurer and Guy F. Bar-
Miss Dixie Brown was a mem-
ber of the Little Theatre east of
Baylor University to present a
drama in Houston.
The Palacios Tailor Shop, under
the management of Fulton Loth-
ridge, opened for business.
H. V. Barr, Rowland Burton,
Howard Campbell, Carlton Craw-
ford, G. A. Harrison, Rev. George
F. Gillespie and Dr. J. R. Wagner
were elected as directors of the
A total of 3,170 licenses for
motor vehicles were issued in Mat-
agorda County up to March 31;
2,444 were for passenger cars; 382,
commercial cars, 285 faim licenses
and 59 trailers.
30 YEARS AGO
The P.-T. A. elected officers as
follows: Elizabeth Sission, presi-
dent; Miss M. Holliday, Mrs. J. L.
Koerber and Mrs. R. M. Harkey,
first, second and third vice presi-
dents; (MIPS. J. H. Brotemarkle, sec-
retary and Mrs. B. W. Trull, treas-
urer.* ‘ ■*"
Visitors were here from Smith-
vilic, Columbus, El Campo, Louise,
Wharton, Bay City and Houston
for a meeting of Highway No. 71
Association held in the BYPU
cafeteria. A seafood dinner was
served by the ladies auxiliary of
the Chamber of Commerce.
Work was started on the new
Magnolia Service Station at the
comer of Third and Main Streets.
A very light vote was cast in the
city and school elections. L. S. Ap-
pleton, E. A. Burton and J. H.
Brotemarkle were elected aldermen
and G. H. Faubion, J. G. Walker
and 0. E. Sorrell, members of the
A «mMj Mill ttnrlc* biN*
*• Tim State DtMibaaat a! MaailL.
The next time Johnny comes
home crying, “Mom, I got some-
thing in m,y eye!”—here's what
you should do;
Lift the upper lid, and pull it
down over the lower lid. This will
give the tears a chance to wash
out the offending sp'edk. Tears are
nature’s own eyewash.
But if the speck doesn’t come
out, wash the eye with drops of
luke warm tap water, using an eye
dropper. While doing this, be sure
to hold Johnny’s head so the water
will run away from his nose, to-
ward the side.
If this doesn’t dislodge the speck,
put a light bandage over the hurt
eye to prevent Johnny from rub-
bing it. Then take him to a physic-
ian or an eye clinic.
Keep this in mind: Never try
to rub a speck from the eye. It
can cause an infection that may
scar the cornea, resulting in partial
loss of sight.
Ever hear someone say, “Mj
eyes are simply worn out!”? That’s
nothing but a figure of speech. You
cannot “wear out” healthy eyes by
If your eyes feel strained the
trouble may he eye or other dis-
ease, a need of glasses or improper-
ly fitted glasses, or failure to heed
the rules of good lighting.
Under the right conditions you
should be able to use your eyes as
much as you want to without
“wearing them out.” They function
with greatest ease and comfort
when you sit erect, with your work
arranged at 45 to 70 degrees from
the horizontal. Tilt-top desks or
book easels are best for children
because reading material can be
kqpt at the most comfortable eye
Read in bed if you like, so long
as you obey the rules of good
lighting and good posture. Never
read in sunlight, even when your
book is shaded.
IWatching television won’t hurt
your eyes provided the picture is
clear and steady and there is
enough light in the room to pre-
vent too great a contrast with the
screen. Don’t sit off center when
watching TV and don’t sit too close.
Protect your eyes from long ex-
pos'"-^ to snlic^f. !> --»■
sunglasses merely to be Holly-
woodish. Never wear them at night,
especially while driving. They re-
duce your vision to the point where
you cannot distinguish dark ob-
Close work calls for eye muscles
to work overtime. You can give
them the rest they need by closing
them for a moment from time to
time as you read or do close work.
DR. JACK KAHN
Eyes Examined — Glasses Fitted
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THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY
MORNINGS AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS
413 MAIN ST, PHONES: OFF. 5011; RES. 2901
—Good Health Doesn't Cost, It Pays!—
GLASSES REPAIRED LENSES DUPLICATED
DR. WILLIAM E. MEYER
EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED
CORNEAL CONTACT LENSES FITTED
117 N. MECHANIC
NOR.MANA THEATRE BLDG.
You Can Lessen The ’’BITE”
hy keeping an up-to-date record of every de-
ductible expense. But be sure you can back
fhem up with good evidence such as a can-
3f you don't pay by check, for your own pro-
jection you would be wise to do so before an-
other week goes by. In any amount your ac-
count is welcome.
Hie City Slate Bank Of Palacios j
MEMBER F. D. I. C. |
20 YEARS AGO
Palacios Junior Boys’ baseball
team won first place in the coun-
ty meet. The lineup for Palacios
was Hugh Buffaloe, 2b; Howard
Baldwin, ef; Jack Lipscomb, ss;
Marion Spring, lb; Ben Ellis, If;
Hardy Ross, p; James Williams,
if; Arthur Henson, c; Brooklyn,
if; T. E. Slone, 3b.
C. A. Lee, community organizer
for the Federal Securities Agencies
was guest speaker at the Rotary
Club. He told about the recreation-
al needs and facilities needed to
maintain morale of troops.
Dr. W. D. Poindexter, dentist,
formerly of Port Arthur, moved his
equipment to Palacios and opened
offices in the Ruthven building.
Texas and the nation suffered a
great loss in the death of Senator
Morris Sheppard Wednesday morn-
ng at the Walter Reed Hospital
in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Josie Milam died at her
home in Palacios, April 3.
3,700 license plates were issu’d
in Matagorda County for passenger
cars, 450 for commercial vehicles
and about 400 for farm vehicles.
25 YEARS AGO
Largest vote ever polled in a
city election occurred here when
557 votes were cast Tuesday. J. L.
Deutsch was elected mayor, H. C.
35 YEARS AGO
Sam Byers was found dead at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. M. V.
Carl Thompson and Miss Ruth
Finch were married, Rev. G. F.
R. B. Foley was promoting Pa-
lacios Heights in the northwest
part of town.
In the city election Ben Ehlcrs
was elected mayor; J. W. Bolling
and A. M. Stadig, aldermen; M. K.
Feather, secretary; Guy Barnett,
marshal and J. F. Barnett, treas-
School trustees were Dr. J. R.
Wagner, T. S. Forehand, Mrs. R.
J. Sisson and Mrs. J. |W. Bolling.
40 YEARS AGO
For the fourth consecutive year,
Palacios High School won highest
honors in the interscholastic meet.
A 5% foot tarpon was caught by
H. L. iMOore while fishing in Tur-
H. M. Sanders, Mrs. Fred Bergei
and J- W. Bolling were elected
m mbers of the school board. The
city election resulted in J. L. Koer
he:-, J. L. Pybu; and O. C. Amo’ri
being elected aldermen.
Sir Winston Churchill is an hon-
orary Alexandria, Va., fireman :n
the company George Washington
organized in 1774.
Unless the money grows on
Washington’s famed cherry trees,
we fail to understand how med'i-
Lewis and J. L. Koerber, alder-1 cal care for the aged could be free.
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The Humphries with
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right) Patti Ann,
George Wesley “But-
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“We like the convenience, safety,
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in a Gold Medallion Home.”-
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Humphries
2502 Oikane, Laredo, Texas
The Humphries, like so many Medallion Home
owners, are enjoying the advantages of clean, flame-
less electric living. All year long, they have tempera-
ture and humidity control with an Electric Heat
Pump. They have full Housepower — ample wiring
„ and plentiful outlets. They enjoy the beauty and
comfort of Light for Living. And, with a Gold Medal-
lion Home they enjoy major electric appliances for a
smoother running household. “I particularly like
the convenience of my electric dryer,” says Mrs.
Humphries, “And my husband is impressed with the
safety feature and low operating cost of our Gold
When you build or buy, look for the symbol of better
electrical living — a Gold Medallion.
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