San Patricio County News (Sinton, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 13, 1926 Page: 1 of 8
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A BOOST FOR SINTON AND SAN PATRICIO COUNTY
SAN PATRICIO COUNTY NEWS
Terms: $2.u0 Per Year, In Advance.
SINTON, SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, TEXAS. THURSDAY. MAY 13. 1925.
P. T. A. iN LAST MEETING OF THE
-- | AC a ‘'Safety" meeting of the Texas
A gcod crowd of parents and friends Central Power company’s employees
of the school assembled Thursday af- Tuesday evening, representatives were
ternoon of last week in the last meet- present from the loral telephone com-
ing of the P. T, A. for this school year, pany, the local fire department, the
Important details of the work will.be Taft fire department and the Taft
planned and carried out through the Texas Gas company, besides O. K.
summer by the executive board and Crow, mayor of the city of Sinfon.
committee chairmen, but there w*ill be The “Safety” organization of the
fio other regular meeting till school Texas Central Power company was re-
begins again in September. organized to include representatives
With Mrs. Houts presiding and Mrs. from the fire and telephone companies
C. R. Park in her place as recording of Sinton and Taft,
secretary, a short business session Talks were made by F. A. Staley,
was held. Mrs. Park offered her resig- O. K. Crow. J, C. Kelley. G. W. Gil-
nation as secretary on account of hav- Ram (Taft) R. H. Anderson (Taft),
ing other work which demanded her and E. C. Whitefield.
attention. After th.e acceptance of After the “Safety” club was re-or-
her resignation. Mrs. J. E. Holbrcok ganized to make it a joint club with a
was, elected secretary in her place. representation from the fire, telephone
Installation of officers followed the and electric, and ice companies, it was
business meeting. Mrs. J. W. Benson, voted to place a belt and a pair of
ex-president and district officer act- spurs cn the fire'truck to aid F. A.
ing as installing officer. Mrs. B^n- Staley and Leslie McNeil of the Cen-
son also- presented to Mrs. Houts. a tral Power force, in sticking onto the
president’s kit—the gift of the P. T. A. truck.
made by Mrs. C. R. Park. The kit Those present at the meeting were:
contained booklets, bulletins. P. T. A. o. K. Crow, mayor of Sinton: F. A. j
papers of various kinds, note books Staley, chief engineer. L. L. McNeil, '
and other articles necessary in her electrician and J. C- Kelley, cashier of
work. ! the Electric company: J. W. Starbuck,
In behalf of the Sinton P. T. A., Mrs. ' j. c. Montgomery. E. S. Uzzell. E. C. i
Ho-uts as president, presented Mrs. j Whitefield, Bill Sherman and Fred
Benson a beautiful silver basket vase j Martin of the Sinton Fire Department;
in appreciation of her services as h. L. Townsend. Taft, manager Tele-
president for four years. Mrs. Houts phone company; G. W. Gilliam, Taft,
also made a little talk expressing her manager Texas Central Power corn-
appreciation of the co-operation of j pany; R. H. Anderson. Taft, superin-
her officers and committees, and the tendent Gas department; R. J. San-
membership in general through her ders, Taft, chief engineer; W. M. Col-
year’s work. ■ | vin and M. L. Colvin, ice salesmen.
Miss Alice Overton, county health Sinton; and Narciso Mejio and Domin-
nurse, made a talk to the members, go Sanchez, ice salesmen. Taft.
asking the endorsement of the P. T; A. I --
for a petition which is being circulated CROP CONDITIONS IMPROVED
asking the Commissioners’ Court to --
appropriate a sum of money toward a Since our last issue, crop conditions :
rtcounty hospital. The organization have been much improved, water
voted to sign the petition, through the which covered many thousands cf j
president,. Mrs. Houts, and heartily en- acres of San Patricio county land,
dorsed the movement. j caused by the heavy rain a week ago. !
Mrs. H. T. Beckworth, delegate to has practically all drained off, and as j
the Fifth District P, T. at Donna, most of last week the weather was;
gave a report of the Donna meeting, j c.ool and cloudy, the water did not!
■ naming some of the high points of the scald and kill the crops to any very j
meeting and stating that she was mak- great extent.
ing partial reports in each week s is- j ^ hig drainage system is being
sue of the San Patricio County News , worked out, which when completed,
so that the whole membership would wju make a flood damage impossible,
get the benefit of the doings of the _
meeting. ODEM—CENTER FOR TRUCK
Mrs. Houts appointed the following SHIPMENTS
'committees for the new year, some of J __
which were not complete; I The writer made a visit to our sis-1
Program—Mrs. J. O. Boothe. 1st ter city, Odem. Tuesday. and found
vice president; Mrs. George Beever j them busy hauling and shipping truck.
and two teachers of the school, to be Wagon loads, automobile loads and
selected when the school faculty is truck loads cf cucumbers, cabbage and
“THE MORNING GLORY”
(Primary Children's Cantata)
SINTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
OBSERVES MUSIC WEEK WITH
SPECIAL MUSIC PROGRAM
In keeping with the National spirit
, “The Morning Glory,” a Spring, can-
tata, was presented last .Friday even-
ing at the school auditorium by pupils of Music Week. ; Sinton Chamber of
1 of the first three grades, under the Commerce* under the direction of R.
supervision of their teachers. Misses Joe Rogers, chairman ef the day’s
Cheshire, Waddell and Archerd. program, enjoyed a jnusic program
Two children lost their way and be- Tuesday at the/Faust Cafe. Music
cause they were so disappointed at numbers before and after the splendid
finding no flowers. Miss Springtime, chicken luncheon made of the occasion
who was played by Florene Baird, sum- a musical treat and served to empha--
moned her violets, daisies, wild roses, size the attitude of the men of the
tulips, apple blossoms, and buttercups. Chamber of Commerce toward Music
who came dressed as the flowers they Week observance,
represented. T.wo little bees. Billy The varied program of vocal solos,
Merritt and Edith McCammcn, came piano numbers and musical readings,
and nipped of the flowers. every number of which was a delight
As the curtain came up- on the sec- to all listeners, was composed of the
ond act. Miss Ouida Park very sweetly following: : .
sang. “The World is Waiting for The Popular piano selections—Mrs. R.
Sunrise.” The blue-birdSr robins and L. Frazer.
larks composed Miss Springtime’s Vocal Solo. "A May Morning.”—
Spring, orchestra and were dressed to Mrs. May Porter, and as an encore,
represent each bird.. Miss Springtime
then sent fcr the. Queen of the Wild
Flowers, Jane Martin Kirkpatrick, and
George Beever ac-
Indifference toward local problems and affairs is akin to the idleness be-
ing displayed by the reclining charac er in this cartoon. He expects to re-
ceive his share of the wood when it is all sawed up, but he fails to lend a
hand at the task, just as the indifferent citizen wants good government
and proper administration without any activity on his part. Often he
doesn't even take the trouble to vote.
Very often if it were not for a few live-wires in average American
Vocal Duet, “They Needed a Singer
presented to her the morning glory,- in Heaven.”—Miss Ava. Russell and
born of the colors of the sunrise and Mrs. R..L. Frazer. Mrs. Ffazer accom
the glory._of the dawn, as her gift to panying.
happy children. At the conclusion all Piano Solo, “Polish Dance.”—Miss
who had taken part re-assembled on Jo Virginia Jones.
the stage and sang “Lady Spring.” Vocal Solo, “A Garland of Old Faah-
The children deserve much credit ione'd Roses” (by special request)—
for-the way in which the program was Mrs. H. T. Elkins, Mrs. Frazer at the
put over. On; account of the hard piano.
rains, many who had planned to be in Musical Reading. “Soap, the Oppres-
it could not come, and several parts sor.”—Mrs. Susan, Sipes, and as an
had to be changed. Fairy Margaret encore, “Eph’m Jones,” Mr3. Beever
Martin took the place of Dorothy May accompanying. - j
Houser, as one of the children who After the program, at which Mr.
had lost their way. The other child Rogers presided in. graceful manner.
was Gladys Barnett. The part of the
messengers was taken by Ivan Bfcrrey
the meeting was turned over to Mr.
Haisley, president of the Chamber of
Commerce, who thanked the ladies
cities these towns would go backward instead of forward, but what they ! and Bobbie GaLowaj. The wild roses,
are able to do is as nothing compare 1 to what united co-operation could j Zelda Mae Porter and Vera Willough-j for.the musical program and expressed
do. The busiest and most prosperous town is the one with the highest |by.gave_a dance to MacDowell’s “To.; his appreciation to Mr. Vermillion for
percentage of booster residents, or residents who will readily agree there
is no better town on earth.
Keeping Sinton on the road to success is a job which requires the co-
operation of every one. Those who sit back and leave it all to some one
.else shoult not complain-if things do not suit them. Let everybody get busy
and take a hand at the saw.
National Music Week
Observed In Sinton
A Wild Rose,” under the supervision the use of the Presbyterian . .church
of Mrs. Beever. piano. ^ •
The teachers who coached the little Messrs. W. E. and R. E, Seale of
cantata. Misses Ethel Cheshire, Frank- Floresville, J, E. Moore of Edmond,
ie Waddell and Edna Archerd, sue- Oklohoma, and T H. Coulter of Austin
eeeded in making of it a very delight- and W. L. Hilliard of Taft wre intro-
ful and attractive evening’s entertain- duced as visitors at the luncheon. ' '
ment. which was very much enjoyed; Roy Jackson was appointed by the ^
by the audience present.
“Music! Soft charm of Heaven and opened the program, played by eight
earth, whence didst thou borrow thy hands—Mrs. Howell Caldwell. Miss
auspicious birth? Or art * thou of
SINTON MUSIC INSTRUCTORS
RESPONSIBLE FOR MUSIC
' WEEK PROGRAM
chairman as leader of next luncheon
Following were the Tuesday lunch-
eon guests: C. G. Moody, M. H. Mc-
; Cammon, O: K. Crowr N. A. East, S.
| F. Hunt, Leo A. Berrey, J. E. Moore
.————— • -1 (Edmond, Oklahoma), J. W. Starbuck,
National Music Week planned for F. W Martin, W. B. Moss, L. Gorin,
Sinton is being used this week in- W. E.- Haisley, R. Joe Rogers, Mrs. R.
eternal date, sire to thyself as old as
Bar.d Nirjht Opens Music Week
Anne Forester. Mrs. B. H. Passmore
and Mrs. Ben Oliver, was wonderfully j stead of the date set for its observ- L. Frazer. Mrs. Susan Sipes, J. C. Rus-
well executed and at the insistence of | ance. May 3-8, on account of the Meth.; sell, Ava Russell, Cole Foster, Bruce
the audience, was followed by an en-j odist protracted meeting which made Gillett. Mrs! H. T. Elkins, Mrs. May
core of lighter nature, by the same is necessary to postpone the Music , Porter. Mrs. Geo. W. Beever, Roy Jack-
onions coming in, keeping 'two pack-
“Band Night” was the opening fea- performers.
j son. Geo. W. Beever, C. R. Park, Ed-
Membership—Mrs. W. D. Hopson, ing shed crews working to full ca- !
2nd vice president; Mrs. Verne Swin-
ny, Mrs. Roy Jackson. Mrs; J. L. Ham-
ilton. ' ^
paeity. We are informed that several
hundred cars of truck have been j
shipped from Odem. and business men
' Ways and Means—Mrs. R. C. Nich- say the truck farms this year have
ols. 3rd vice president; Mrs. W. S. been a great help to the community
^locomb, Mrs. C. R. Park, Mrs. M. H. financially.
MoCammon. - - --
Jure of the National Music Week ob- The Bridal Chorus from “The Rose The splendid program arranged has gar Bonorden, W. L. Hilliard, J. O.
servance being held in Sinton this Maiden” with Mr. Otto Moellering as ; been under the direction of Mr. and Williams. Q. W. Kiser, C. S. Hilton,
week, the combined bands of Sinton, accompanist, was one of the most pop- | Mrs. George W; Beever, music in- A- Nisengon. T. H. Coulter (Austin),
Taft and Corpus Christi playing a L,jar features of the evening. Fellow- 1 structors of the city, assisted by tal- Lawrence Hamilton. L.' L. Hollinga-
concert of very fine class, with Ge-orge ing it. Mrs-. W. B. Reed and Mrs. Lew- ented musician* of Corpus Christi. worth. J. R. Fincher, J. C. Kelley, R.
W. Beever-of Sinton and M. P. Brad- jg carter sang a beautiful duet most ; Taft. Odem, St. Paul and Sinton. The D. Barron. C. S. Vermillion, J. G. Cook,
Child Hygiene—Mrs. W. C. Sparks,
Mrs. C. M. Merritt, Mrs. J. W. Benson.
Humane Education — Mrs. R. Joe
Rogers, Mrs. Tillie Smith and a teach-
er of the school, to be selected later.
KINGSVILLE MAY 13
ley of Corpus Christi-directing. effectively, and were enthusiastically
The concert was given on the court applauded,
house lawn before as large a crowd oft Mrs. A. Graves BogeL whose violin
Music Week observance is in line with J- E- Dodson. J. W
Brewer, M. W.
the National Music Week, which is be- Williams, J. T. Fincher, R. E. Seale,
ing put on all over the United States, w- E- Seale. E. H. Lewis, J.. C: Mont-
music-lovers as ever assembled in Sin-1 playing showed style, technique and i and while cities and towns the size gomery. Mrs. R. Joe Rogers, JH. T.
ton to attend an open air concert, high training, cast a spell on her audi- | of Sinton are somewhat slow in taking Beckworth. Mrs. H. T. Beckworth.
Plans for a huge old fashioned bar-
becue and meeting to be held in Kings-
Magazine—Mrs. N.'L. Miner?Mrs. vd*e ou Thor»d«'- May 13 !,odav’
have been completed, at which more
W. M. Stalcup, Mrs. O. E. Smith, Mrs.
Jack Dodson, Mrs. C. S. Vermillion.
(Others may be added later).
Parents’ Day—Mrs. A. L. McWhor-
Social Hygiene—Mrs. J. W. Benson.
(Others to be appointed later).
; than three hundred Blacklanders from
j all parts of Nueces, San Patricio, Kle:
1 brg and Jim Wells counties will be
Speeches on agricultural develop-
ment and community understanding
Publicity—Mrs. H. T. Beckworth. other subjem of general i,uerest
Decoratiug-Mrs. W S. Slocomb,;to membebs Blacklanders. Inc..
Mrs. X. R. Park. Mrs. R. Joe Rogers. aod “ old tasbi0,led barbecue will be
Mrs. G. L. Cell urn, Mrs. J, W. Benaou. ‘tea,urel °* ,be da-'"s r'<***<*-
Social—Mrs. W. C. Sparks. Mrs. N.| Tbe ««* Blacklanders- picnic will
A. East. Mrs. Loy Sims. Mrs. W. S. be b"ld 10 Smt,n
Vawter, Mrs. R. L. Frazer, Mrs. Man-
ton Williams, Mrs. Ray Franklin. |
The picture was assigned to the first
grade, which won over the third grade
by one vote.
AT NEW ICE PLANT
The part of the old ice plant which
interferes with the construction of the
Refreshments of iced tea and sand- , new plant has been wrecked, and
wichesi were served by Mrs. R. C. temporary facilities have been ar-
Nichols, Mrs. W. S. Slocomb. and Mrs. ranged for the serving of customers.
Parking space was at a premium, ev-
ery inch, of available space being in
use between the band and the street,,
with only just passing room left on
the highway of Sinton street.
Compositions from Brockenshire,
Fulton. Bauer. King. Neel, Hayes, Mil-
ler. Kiefer and Bennett made “music
in the air.” and delighted those listen-
ing. the well-known “Star Spangled
Banner” being a beautiful and fitting
finale to the splendid program. Spec-
ial favorites played were; “A Dream of
Heaven” and “Altar of Genius” whose
strains of purest melody were of par-
Besides the numbers of Sinton peo-
ple enjoying the concert, there were
visitors from Tuft, Gregory, Corpus
Christi, Skidmore, Beeville and Odem
Harmony Club of Corpus Christi
ence with her rendition of “The Cradle
Song,” “Mazurka” and “La Fleurie,”
with Mr. Moellering at the piano.
“The Lady of Shalott,” cantata, by
Bendall was one of the leading fea-
tures of the program. Several very
fine voices carrying the solo parts
showed range and depth and training,
and were expressively sweet. The
several parts carried in the chorus
singing and the various solos sung,
' combined to make of the- cantata, a
half hour's wonderful entertainment
Mrs. Ben Oliver, a leading musician
of Corpus Christi. directed the
choruses. . .
People of Sinton greatly enjoyed the
entertainment and those in charge of
the Music Week observance very much
j appreciated the co-operation of the
j members of the Corpus Christi Har-
; mony club.
up the matter, it is hoped that in a
year or two all towns, great and small
will make a yearly observance of Mu-
This is Sinton's first attempt to-put
on a Music' Week program, and it is
hoped that next year we can pat on a
full week of musical entertainment, in-
stead of only four days.
Citizens, clubs and the Chamber of
Commerce of Sinton ha.ve been very
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE
That I. O. K. Crow-, Mayor, of the
City of Sinton, Texas, do hereby des-
ignate and set" apart the 24th, 25th,
26th, 27th 28th and 29th days of Map,
1926 as CLEAN-UP WEEK, for the-
' City' of Sinton. Texas. a The recent
copious rains have caused such a rank
liberal in their support of Music Week ,,
for Sinton, and everyone seems well «r0«b ’raeds vegetation in
our City that the health and comfort
pleased with the entertainments pre-
sented so far.
ADAMS PUPIL MAKES SECOND
PLACE IN STATE MEET
P H. Gay.
The old cooling pond has been filled.
Reporter. and everything is set for the beginning
of the construction of the new -build-
‘OH, SUSAN” HIGH SCHOOL PLAY ing
„ c . _ , , „ ! HONOR GRADUATES OF SINTON
Members of the Senior class of Sin- high
ton Will present “Oh, Susan.” on Fri-, ___
day evening to the general public, at Mis3 Marjorie Martin will be vale-
the High school auditorium dictorian 3f th3 Senior class of Sinton
The play is a four-act comedy drama High this y-ar Miss Ali- e Miller.
filled with comical situations that will whose average grade was < lose -o that
bring down a laugh. . | of Marjorie, will be salutatorian Be
You are cordially invited by the sideis her Senior work Marjorie car-
A full house and repeated and enthu- j People from Corpus Christi, Taft,
siastic applause testified to the man- Odem, Adams. SL Paul and Sodville
ner in which Sinton people received communities were in attendance,
the wonderful Music Week program Chorus Night
given at the Sinton Methodist church The largest group contributing to
Tuesday evening by the Harmony club rhf* Music Week observance w-as that
of Corpus Christi^tbe second featureTof Chorus Night, when fifty five ^>eo-
; of the National Music Week observ- pie in spirited chorus music provided
:in<e being carried out here this week, the third program in the Music Week]
of our people are endangered<by germs-
and disease from mosquitoes, unsani-
tary conditions and stale and Stag- •
nant waters. x *
I hereby request that all property
owners during said CLEAN-UP WEEK,
cut. pile and burn all weeds and veg-
etation in their alleys and around
their premises, and collect all tin cans
and rubbish and place the same in a
box, or sack, in their alleys so that the
same may be hauled away; all such
rubbish and cans collected as above
will be hauled away free of charge, by
the City of Sinton. on the 28th and
ARTS AND CRAFTS REPORT WINS 29th days of May. 1926.
PR,ZE I earnestly,, ask all citizens t<5 ca-
l' \ 4 operate with me in this undertaking.
Arts and witness my hand this the 12th day
Miss Marguerite Brouilette of the
Adams school made second place at
the state meet in junior girls’ decla-
mation, rural division. Miss Broui-
lette’s standing as a declairaer was
fine, considering the lkrge number of
rural declaimers entered in the con-
t The yearly report of the
In a few brief sentences, Mrs. B. H. series on Wednesday evening at the ! Crafts^cjub of JSinton. read by Mrs.j! of }Iay 1926"
Passmore, president of the club, grace- Sinton Methodist.church. “More Love ! Bernice Long, delegate, before the dis- *
fully introduced th
class to 3^3 the play.
ried violin in b“'-.curriculum it work
Harmony club of To Thee, Oh Christ," I Will Extol ’ triot Federation of Women’s clubs at
Corpus Christi, and spoke of the pleah; Thee,’ and “Praise The L.ord, Oh My Corpus Christi last week won first
ure of its members in contributing-to S^ouk” vvere the sacfeil numbers-pro-j pri-^e as being the ^best report read,
sente i by the chorus “The j6\d , according to Mrs. J D Hollan, sac re
i Continued on Page Four)...I'.Liny of' the Arts and Crafts club
O K CROW'. Mayor of
the City of Sititon. Texas
t;.e Sinton Music Week observau ,e
The overture from Beethoven who
Fresh made Candy at the Vermillion.
Drug St or o.—Adv 15-1
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