San Patricio County News (Sinton, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 25, 1926 Page: 4 of 8
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SAN PATRICIO COUNTY NEWS, SINTON, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 25, 1926.
San Patricio County News
Published every Thursday at
MARTIN & MARTIN
fflna. H. T. Beckworth, Associate Editor
Entered as second class matter March
25, 1909. at the Post Office at Sinton,
(San Patricio County) Texas, under
the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
Six Month®, $1.00.
Three Months, 50 Cents.
Payable Strictly in Advance.
Thursday, November 25, 1926.
IF IT WERE YOUR CHILD
If it were your child playing on the
curb, ready to dash thoughtlessly into
the street after a rolling ball, you
would consider no sacrifice too great
to save her life. A delaj) of a few sec-
/ ; f
onds or minutes would seem trivial.
vorce courts, and we would find our-
selves settling a substantial sum upon
But in our own business-—that is an-
other story. If by dint of study and
search, we can find Opportunity there,
we will know her beyond a doubt and.
still better, we will have her at home
where we know the way ’round. If she
gets tempermental, we will under-
stand how to quiet her down or cheer
her up, for in our own business we are
playing according to rules we know.
In every business there is opportunity
—if we do not see it or cannot find it
the fault is probably with us.
Frank E. Davis of Gloucester. Mass.,
was a fisherman; sailed on his father's
snip and caught codfish—not a very
sweet-scented business, you may think.
He did not run for congress nor buy a
haberdashery store, he looked for op-
portunity in fish; and now. through a
mail order business, supplies 165,000
families writh sea foods from his own
great packing plants.
Cyrus Curtis, when he purchased the
Saturday Evening Post, bought little
but the name of Franklin as founder,
yet in this decrepit newspaper he.
found opportunity and built the great-
dav Mr. Vermillion invited the team
to visit his store, to be given a drink
of malted milk. A prize of $2.50 was
You_ would be ready to stop your car
qp a dime. If you are a parent you est publication of the age land the big-
can understand. Only those vriio have gest nickel’s worth on earth.
Thomas Edison, you could almost
been through the dark hours of wait-
ing and know7 the indescribable joy
when mother and child are safe can
realize what the child means to the
home. But even the father cannot ful-
ly comprehend its place in the
mother’s heart. No driver in his right
mind would deliberately kill or injure
a child, yet many drive recklessly
'through school zones and residential
districts where children are playing on
the sidewalks. Even those driving at
legal speeds have been involved in ac-
cidents that were legally “unavoid-
able.” But no exoneration in court
can remove the remorse at having
killed a child. Protecting the children
requires greater caution than the law
demands. - Traffic ordinances can only
set a maximum speed; you must de-
termine the safe speed.
Nor can the
law define “inattention,” the principal
cause of accidents. Responsibility
can not be shirked by following mere-
ly the letter of the law. Drive as you
-would if that child playing in the curb
were your own.—The Sychronizer.
say, grabbed bis opportunity out of
the air. He studied waves—light
waves and sound waves. Waves were
his hofcfay and he was conceded to be
an authority on all, with the possible
exception of ocean, which he left to
nautical men, and permanent, which
were developed too late to arouse his
Pages and volumes could be filled
with the recital of opportunities found
in every field and every industry, but
perhaps these few instances will serve
to make our point that Opportunity is
at home to you in your own business
if you have but the diligence and the
perseverance to search her out.
also awarded Walter Shipp for
ing a touchdown in the game.
Stores Close For Football Game
As a token of appreciation of the |
success of the football team this year l
practically every store of Sinton i
closed its doors for the football game !
last Friday. This courtesy was very.;
much appreciated by the team and j
takes this means of thanking each and j
Boy Scouts Started in Sinton
At a called meeting of the boys in-!
terested in the Boy Scout work of Sin- j
ton for the present school year, a ;
large number of boys responded last ]
Tuesday after school hours. Mr. Her- j
ton and several other men of the town
are interested in this work and active j
reorganization will be brought about
Prospects For Basketball Team
The prospects for basketball are |
very good this year. There will be
about twelve or fifteen men out for j 1
positions and thus there will be a, |
great deal of competition for each po- j
sition. According to Coach Horton. | V
WE HA VE A SPECIAL
practice will begin in earnest next
week. The squad will have five men
who lettered last year. McFadden,
Sipes, Shipp, Branch and Kilpatrick
compose the iettermen of last year.
There are several additional ex-
perienced men who will look forward
to beating last year men out of a job.
Scores of Sinton s
1. Sinton 0, Alice'b—Tie.
2.^Sinton 0, Taft 6.
SINTON HI SPOTS
3. Sinton 6, Kingsville 6
4. Sinton 32. Odem 9.
5. Sinton 6, Bishop 6—Tie.
6. Sinton 13f Alice 13—Tie.
„7. Sinton 6. Beeville 6—Tie.
High School Society
Miss Edna Archefd, accompanied by
several others, spent the day in Rock-
Milton Slocomb was a Corpus Chris-
ti visitor Saturday.
Margaret Davis, Thelma Vance. Rus-
“Opportunity knocks but once.” This
has been drummed into us, beginning
with the second reader, and if reiter-
ation counts we should by this time
believe it, yet the question still
troubles us. Does she? Is she a
knocker at all. After all these years is
there not a chance that this knocking
business Is all wrong?
Do you know, we have serious
doubts about this lady? Opportunity,
slipping up on you from some unsus-
pected quarter and giving a bold lit-
tle knock at your door. No, we don’t
believe she is that kind of a girl at all.
To our way of thinking, Opportunity
is not the bold flapper type, but
rather the kind of a lady who must be
called upon at home. She must be
sought out and courted. A little line
we read somewhere gave us what we
believe to be the best tip. It said:
“Don’t stand with your back to your
work and scan the horizon for oppor-
Now there is a lot of wisdom and
plain horse sense in that thought. Why
should we wait around for a myste-
rious knocking that we can’t be sure
will ever come, or why should we turn
away from our work where we know
how to get the greatest results and look
around just generally for Opportunity
to show up from some unlikely direc-
Then there is another thing: Not
having ever been formally introduced
to the lady, we are always liable to be-
come ’ victims of a case of mistaken
identity. Suppose we pick up some
dame wandering about at large who,
because of her “silver threads among
the gold,” we take to be Opportunity
and closely related to old Hard Cash.
Perhaps we find her in the guise of
an oil property; or that beautiful real
estate sub-division, Bluffdale on the i
Rocks; or, perchance, we may think
we*recognize her in a local automobile
factory “soon to supply the entire mo-
tor transportation of the South,” or in
a clever invention to correct the
bowed legs of cattlemen so that they
can climb oil derricks with grace and
, agility. How, we ask you. are we to
be sure that this appealing party is
really Opportunity and not some
clever “gold digger” after our spare
Let us help you solve some of your
JACKSON MOTOR CO.
made bv Mrs. Rov Jackson. W. M. U.
Reporters this week—Flossie Giles.
Tweet Kilpatrick, Pembroke Touch-
stone, Milton Sipes. Marguerite Bur-
ford, Marguerite Davis, Maurine
Stout Margaret Moss, Bud Vickers.
Spanish Club Has Meeting
A Spanish Club was organized last
Monday by Miss Duke, consisting of
the pupils who are taking Spanish this
year and those who took last year.
The club is to meet on Thursday even-
ing twice each month.
The first meeting wTas held Thurs-
day evening at the Chamber of Com-
merce building. The following pro-
gram was given in Spanish:
Club song, “Desperted.”
Roll call and minutes—'secretary.
Song, “Ausencia,”—Alma Bell, Des-
sie Beard. Eunice Custer, Ora Jack-
son and Miss Duke.
Violin solo—Pembroke Touchstone.
Duet, “El Rosairo,” — Marguerite
Burford and Flossie Giles.
Closing Song, “Cerca de Jesus,”—
The name “El Circulo Adelante”
was adopted for'the club. This means
“The Club That Goes Forward.” Hot
tamales were served to those present,
thus carrying out the Spanish idea.
Those present were: Alma Bell,
Dessie Beard, Ora Jackson, Eunice
Custer. Lucy Rigby, Ruth Giles, Maur-
ine Stout, Ouida Park, Margaret Moss,
Mary McGlothlin. Marguerite Burford,
Flossie Giles, Pallie Mae Pack. Clar-
isse Hilton. Lillian Waters, Josephine
Shipp, Blanche Shannon, Pembroke
Touchstone, Ellwood McNeil, Ernest
Schaffer, Taft Morrow. Jack Morrow,
Bedford Ledbetter, and Asborn Dra-
Sinton High School Spirit This Year
The school spirit went visiting the
first of this year, but in the last games
of the season every particle of it came
home. During the yell rallies more
real pep has teen shown than we can
account for. In fact, the splendid yel-
ling at the games inspired the team
to five ties and one score of 32 to 0.
The school spirit has been shown this
year at hall games. Yell rallies and
pep meetings and also during called
meetings at assembly.
High School Band
The school band is progressing.
Last Wednesday evening about 9 p. m.
thirteen young musicians assembled
at the ward school house to practice
for the first time. Everybody present
seemed glad to get started. There
were four or five more that couldn’t
he present at that time.
The clear tones reflected credit up-
state W. M. U. Secretary to Visit
sell Rigby, Llvlbon Cellum and Sam j Mrs. J. E. Leigh of Dallas/corre-
Hull were ^visitors in Alice and Cor-i sponding secretary for the State W.
pus Christi Sunday. ! M. U., will be here on Tuesday, De-
The live-wire class of the Methodist ! cember 14 to address women of the
churc h met up town at Park’s store local society, and other church women
and had a candy and sandwich sale who would enjoy hearing her speak
Saturday afternoon. on problems of interest to workers in
The Dramatic Club met Monday this section.
work on the
Pastor Preaches to San Antonians
By special invitation, Rev. C. W.
evening and started to
play, “Seventeen,” by
ington. j Orrick preached at Prospect Hill Bap-
Alma Watkins visited her parents j tist Church, San Antonio, Sunday
in Woodsboro during the week-end. j morning and ar Woodlawn Baptist
Taft Morrow and“Carl Branch were j Church. San Antonio, Sunday evening,
visitors at Aransas Pass Sunday. following the Baptist General Conven-
tion. His .morning subject was “Mag-
nifying the Church,’’ and his evening
subject was “We Would See Jesus.”
Rate: 7c per line per issue
Would take two gentlemen for
board. Must give references. Mrs.
E. K. Stephens, Borden St., Sinton,.
The diping room at the Commercial
Hotel will beN open again on December
1st. Will serve the public just as we
My residence, live rooms, bath and j did before closing. Will serve chick.
sleeping porch, gas, water, lights and en (jjnne,F on opening day, and every-
sewer- Double garage. Terms. 'thing good that goes with it. Come
W. T. Deoplter. and gjve us a trial.—-Adv. 43-1
—Adv. , 32-tf
LOST—One Walker wolf dog; white j room house, from parlor to kitchen,
with black spot on his right side, and ; Howard piano, beds, dressers, ice box,
iemou colored ears. Liberal regard I rugs, tables, chairs, and other articles
FOR SALE: Furnishings for a- 4
for return of dog.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Grace and Helen Everett spent the
week-end at the home of their parents,
Sam Hull of Alice was a visitor of
Sinton High school Friday.
Helen Everett and Edward Ivey
were in Corpus Christi Friday night. -
Houston Thomas spent the week-, Bible Study _______________10:00 a.m.
end at his home in Woodsboro. Preaching ______,_________^_il:00a. m.
-- ; Communion _______________11: 45 a.m.
BAPTIST NEWS Bible Study ______---------6:00p.m.
_ i Preaching ___*____________7:00 p.m.
W. M. U. Meets With Mrs. Frazfer Tuesday Bible Study------3:00 p.m.
The W. M. U. held a very interest--j Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p. .m
ing meeting Tuesday afternoon in the i Friday song service-------7:00 p.m.
home of Mrs. R. L. Frazer. A short ■ You are welcome.
business meeting was held under the ■ "W- M. Speck. Minister.
direction of the president, Mrs. Roy "
Jackson. After this a Royal Service METHODISTS TO HAVE
too numerous to mention, and one
<59-tf good milk'cow. Must sell at once—
---r—- all bargains. Judge Hardy, Sinton,
Fat cattle, and to sell Texas.—Adv. ' 43-1
J. M. Rigby. Adv. 40-tf ’’ taken UP vf
Bay horse mule, about 14^ hands
high, no marks. Owner may have same
by paying for this advertisement. J.
C. Norris.—Adv. 43-2
FOR SALE CHEAP
30-30 Winchester, or will trade for
410 gauge shotgun. See R. C. Mathews
at postoffice.—Adv. 40-tf
A fully equipped Rotary Well Ma-
chine. Mrs. S. A. Hamlin, Box 3, Sin-
ton, Texas.—Adv. , -40-4
Hemstitehing-and Picoting done at
my residence, 2 blocks south of Dod-
son’s Filling Station. Mrs. L. L. Hol-
lingsworth.—Adv. - 41-tf
Good Black Land Farm, well Im-
proved, close to Sinton. Inquire of
W. E. Haisley. Sinton, Texas. »
—Adv. ' 43-2
program was given by Circle Three. ‘
under the leadership of Mrs. J. C. i -
Houts. Ttye program was a study of i Rev- s p- Beal,< Presiding elder, will
conditions in the countries of South- preach at the Methodist church Sun-
ern Europe where Southern Baptists : (lay 11:00 a- m- 321(1 hoid the first
are doing Mission work. Following the Quarterly conference Sunday after-
program, Circle Number Four served ! noon- 80 he informed us Tuesday,
a delightful bourse of refreshments,; The evening service will be at 7:00
consisting of chicken salad and cof- o’clock, with sermon by the pastor.
Everybody cordially invited.
J. Leonard Rae, Pastor.
fee. „ The following members were
present: Mesdames C. S. Reynolds,
C. S. Hilton, D. K. Stevens, W. D.
Brown, E. Donaho, J. L. Hamilton, J.
C. Houts, D A. McKinney, Lov Sims,
W. W. Brown, N. L. Miller, R. Joe Whoever in the arrogance of youth
Rogers, T. B. Franklin, Ii. L. Frazer, j has rebelled against his parents—
J. R. Thompson, W. M. Stalcup, J. I.
Knox, G. E Archerd, Roy Jackson, H.
M. Jackson, J. G. Nunley, W. S. Crabb
and Rev. and Mrs. Chas. W. Orrick.
After adjournment the society sent
out, untjer the direction of- Mrs N. L.
Miller, personal service chairman,
twenty-two bouquets to old people and
shut-ins, and twenty-one bags of fruit
to those they felt ought to be remem-
bered at the Thanksgiving time.
Pastor Returns From Convention
Pastor and Mrs. Chas. W. Orric k re-
turned Monday from San Antonio,
where they spent a week attending 1
the Baptist General Convention. They j
report a great meeting of tlie Conven- !
THANKSGIVING SERVICES AT
Thanksgiving w7as observed at Sin-
ton Methodist church Sunday morning
with appropriate sermon and special
Farm of 100 acres for rent, 3 miles niusic fitting the occasion. Rev. J„
west of Sinton. Box 214, Sinton, ftev Rea very much .appreciated the
Texas. Adv. 4l-3+** pressively on “Praise to God for His
-I Special Providence and Kindness.” A
Christmas will be here before you j iarge attendance at both Sunday serv-
know it. Come early and avoid the ' jceg> especially the morning service,
rush. Pictures, and Picture Framing. was a feature of the day’s worship.
David Peel. Adv. 41‘3 1 Leonard Rea, pastor, spoke most im-
presence of visitors from other
blac k horse mule, un- j churches of the town in his congrega-
tions Sunday morning and evening.
Whoever has forsaken the simple
life for the teeming cities—
Whoever has had the frailty to sin
and the courage to ask forgiveness—
Whoever has been blessed with the
glory of a mother’s steadfast love—
For him "The Wanderer” is the
greatest picture ever made.
From the simple whoiesomeness of a
mountain farm to the flt-shpofs of a
1 great city— • ■
From the kmoceni love of a country
i lass to. the. fast oration of a sophist/
i rated siren—
j From the luxuries of great wealth to
the hunger and want of poverty—
From the pride and gayeties of
branded; 1 brown horse mule, un-
branded; 1 brown horse mule, branded
“T” on left shoulder; brown horse,
branded “Half-circle S;” small black
mare, branded “H” on left jaw. Five
dollars reward for information leading
to their recovery. Phone or write F.
V. Boultinghouse, Odem, Texas.
STORES AND SCHOOL CLOSE FOR
All stores and business houses of the
city will be closed on TbankBgiving
Day. Many people are planning to be
away for the day, some over the week-
end. No further Thanksgiving pro-
- grams will be given, churche®, schools
Dr. Roy C. Black, Eye, Ear, Nose and and P. T. A. already having observed
Throat Specialist, will be at Dr. El- the day with fitting programs,
kins’ office the first and third Wed-1 The public school will close for
nesdav mornings of each month, after- Thursday and Friday, giving two days
noons at Odem.—Adv.
for the Thanksgiving season a» usual.
/>n teacher, Mr. Beever. Several I'tion After being absent ’one Sunday 1 yDyth to 1 he degradation of an outcast
As printers or paper merchants jI,layers ha(i only had three, or maybe j the pastor is especially anxious to see. \ lorglvfness
every member of the church with
or business men of any standard vari- tour lessons,
ety, our knowledge of these things is
Even suppose that one of these old
girls Is Opportunity sure enough, and
we reach out and grab her. Do we
know enough about her disposition Football Boys Entertained By Mr.
and her whims and fancies to “live | Vermi!
happily ever after?” More likely there j As a reward for -h<
would be a case of desertion in the di- football :•
more alters. This is a good chance for
other boys and girls to play a good in-
strument. Instruments may ire reuto-d
at a real low rate.
Mr. Beever says he still
needs a baritone player and could use] iheir friends at the services nest trim
day morning and evening.
W. M. U. To Observe Week of Prayer
1 lie November Week of I’raver-, will
The story of the First Black Sheep!
“The Wanderer” is taken from the
j story of the first Black Sheep in the
parable of the- r turning prodigal.
Luke. .Chapters XV iv. XVI
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AN HONEST DEAL
There is basis for real pnde in the
fact that customers seldom ask us to
guarantee our Used Cars. It indicates
that our efforts to build up public
confidence were well directed. Our
reputation is ample assurance of
honest deals and honest values.
J. C. Blacknall
Phone 1224 Corpus Christi, Tex.
USED CAR IS ONLY AS DEPENDABLE
AS THE- DEALER WHO SELLS IT
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