San Patricio County News (Sinton, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1930 Page: 1 of 8
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A Boost for Sinton and San Patricio County
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8INTON, SAN PATRICIO COUNTY, TEXA6, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1930
In Latin Course
^Superintendent S. W. Seale
Announces Complete Fac-
ulty For Coming School
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Sw According to Superintendent of
jfj City schools, S. W. Seale, Sinton
Sigh school has been given two
Credits in Latin, having applied for
them as soon as Latin had been
taught two years in the school.
Ik ■ Miss Fay Rawlins, teacher of Latin,
is to be given much of the praise
%■' .for the Latin credits, for it was
through her teaching and her meth-
od of handling the subject and her
,reaulrenient of work from the Latin
^.. classes, that credit was earned.
Mr. Seale announces that the
$ school faculty is now complete for
; the tall tern, three of the teacfc-
i;-,- 'ere being new ones—Harold Brant-
ley of Southwest Texas State Teach-
ers College, who takes the place of
. B. Edwards, science teacher and
athtetie coach; Miss Frances James
of Baylor College for Girls, Belton,
who takes the place of Miss Una
, Craft, supervisor of Public School
I Music; and Miss Evelyn Jolley, Sin-
ton Baylor College student, who is
taking the place of the former Miss
Lena Gossett, assistant teacher in
. the Sinton Mexican school.
• Following is the Sinton school
faculty in full.
HIGH SCHOOL *-
S. W. Seale—Superintendent.
B. F. Miller—Principal and teach-
er of Commercial branches.
Miss Fay Rawlins—Latin and
Miss Irene Stone—History and
Miss Velma Hargrove—History.
Miss Lena Neal—Spanish.
M. B. Porter—Math and Coach
i of Athletics.
Miss Frances Huggins—English.
Miss Delta Neumann—Home Eco-
| i nomics.
; A. H. Koonce Principal.
Miss Merle Mills—Departmental
Miss Edna Archerd—Department-
Miss Annie Haynes—Department-
Miss Glenne Thompson—Depart-
mental Spelling, Drawing, Writing.
Miss Frances James — Public
Miss Ava Russell—Fourth Grade. ]
Miss Dorothy DeVIlblss — Third
1 Miss Leone Warren — Second
Miss Aneta Lewis—Primary.
SINTON MEXICAN 8CHOOL >
Miss Myrtle Moore.
Miss Evelyn Jolley.
Miss Mary McGlothlin.
REV. NEAL IN REVIVAL
AT ODEM M. E. CHURCH
Rev. E. P. Neal, pastor Sinton
Methodist church, is in a revival
[ meeting at Odem Methodist church,
and is being assisted by the pastor,
afelfaw, m. L. Darby.- He announces
he will return to fill his own
pulpit in Sinton each Sunday morn-
during the Odem-revival, ex-
it Sunday morning, July 13, when
H. E. Draper, presiding elder
the Corpus Christi district will
Rev. Diaper will preside
,y afternoon of that date, at
toup Quarterly meeting of the1
rounding charges. Rev. Neal
a good attendance tor the pre-
elder’s two sendees, Sunday,
Farmers Visit BeeviUe
Experimental Station • >
Twenty farmers of San Patricio
County with County Agent Donald
visited the Texas Agricultural Ex-
perimental Station at BeeviUe on
their fotirth annual Field Day whieh
Was held June 26th. The morning
was spent in a field tour of the ex-
perimental plots on the farm in
which date of planting tests, variety
tests, rotation tests, fertilizer tests,
and seed. breeding plots of corn,
grain sorghums, cotton, cowpeas,
clover, peanuts, fruits and vege-
tables were visited and inspected.
Noon found the three hundred
visitors from the neighboring court
ties ready to do Justice to the bar-
becue which was found waiting for
them on their return from the field
tour.. The afternoon was spent In
dlBcussiohs of outstanding farm
problems of this section. The dis-
cussions were lead and talks made
by the specialists of the Experimen-
tal Station. Question? were asked
and answered by farmers or special-
ists in the exchanging of ideas. All
those attending expressed them-
selves as having a very enjoyable
and profitable day.
James C. McNeill American
Legion Post Is Sponsoring
4-Team League of 48
According to Dr. F. S. Ewing,
secretary Sinton Kiwanis club, who
Is taking the lead In the project,
James C. McNeil Post American Le-
gion, Sinton,'is sponsoring the or-
ganisation of a Junior Baseball
League, to be composed of 48 play-
era between; the ages of 10 and 15
years. The'Post is co-operating
with the American Legion over the
United States, In organizing Junior
Baseball Leagues, for legitimate
and supervised pastime for boys of
the ages mentioned, in vacation
time. Dr. Ewing, though not a
member of the Post, is interested in
the move and has enrolled 25 boys
for the League up to Wednesday
After the required number of
boys/ has been enrolled, a definite
schedule for games will be arranged
and announced. There will be four
teams, each team to have a spon-
sor. The James C. McNeil Post
will sponsor one, Lawrence Hamil-
ton will sponsor one. Other spon-
sors will be found. for the remain-
ing teams. The project is still
young, and has not been fully
worked out yet.
Games will be played twice each
week, Tuesday and Friday after-
noons from 6:20 to 7:30 o'clock, on
a diamond which will be located
beyond the Catholic church.
There will be a hoard of direct-
ors, composed, of the sponsors of
the four teams, and the coach.
Dr. Ewing urges that -any boys
of proper age tor the League who
wish to Join will enroll theirnames
with him at once, so that other de-
tails or the movement can then be
8HALL EXPRE88 AGENCY
REMAIN DOWNTOWN OFFICE
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Country Club Links To
Hold Golf Tournaments
‘Lest We Forget
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One hundred and fifty-two years ago an immortal
■document from the pen of Thomas Jefferson declared
the existence of a new Nation. The reading of that
declaration brings a thrill to hearts of Americans to-
day; but that document was a beginning and not a con-
summation, and Jthe duty laid upon us by that begin-
ning is the duJty of bringing the things then begun to a ->
noble triumph of completion.
The patriotism of America is.not a mere sentiment,
but an active principal of conduct born into the world
- to regenerate it-to replace old system, arid to bring men
to a new plane of privilege.
The glory of the man who penned that declaration of
human rights* is that he saw the vision of days to come
when a little handful of people upon the shores of a
single sea should become a great multitude ol: free men
and women spreading-across a great continent, domi-
nating the shores of two oceans, and sending to all ~
nations the influences of individual freedom. His vision
and his faith in a democratic form of government have
been vindicated by each succeeding generation of
We are heirs to the promise of Jefferson’s vision of
152 years ago. Let this generation of Americans jus-
tify .the faith he placed in the masses of humanity when
he heralded to the world the birth of a nation, dedicat-
“Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”
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According to Percy Lee Johnson,
owner of the Country Club Golf
Links, there will be weekly golf
tournaments at the links beginning
next week. Opportunity to qualify
for the contests will be given on
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and
the tournaments, will be held each
week on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. Ladies will make a score
of 90 strokes or under, and gentle-
men a score of 85 strokes or under,
to qualify for the tournament.
Players turning In the four lowest
scores during play-off days, will
contest for the final prize, one to
be offered for men, and one for
The Country Club Golf Links is
one of the play-spots of . the city and
one which attracts much admira-
tion, especially at night, when .it
is electrically lighted with numer-
ous colored lights, glowing among
the tree-tops and strung along ov^r
A group of young people from
San Antonio, special friends of
Percy Lee’s; motored over Sunday
to take a. look at the links and high-
ly praised the classy course, which
is perhaps the largest in South*
Texas, 350 by 150, in contrast to
most others, which* are usually 100
by 150. The unusual length of some
of the shots, some of which measure
100 yards, make the Country Club
Links a place for real golf playing-.
For Scout Fund
To Be Extended
$28,000 of the $48,000-GoaI
Set For Scout Drive in This
Area Collected; Period
NFALL FOR JUNE, 1930
than an ineh of rain fell in
amounting to only .94 of an
: falling on dates shown below:
The Express Agency of Sinton
has been changed from a salaried
to a commission office, in charge of
C. X. Tolbert, as torineriy, assisted
by M?b. Tolbert. '
Mr. Tolbei^ states that it de-
pends on the co-operation and pat-
ronage of Sinton merchants and
business men .whether the office
remains a downtown office, or is
moved back to the S. P. depot,
where it was formerly operated.
Citizens, who weteaaxious to have
the office moved downtown, on ac-
count of the greater convenience to
themselves and their business, will
he able to keep it a! downtown place
of business » they patronise it,
Mr. Tolbert h*a been offered a
Clubs of Corpus Christi and
Sinton Join in Annual All-
A joint meeting of the Corpus
Christi and Sinton clubs at the Gulf
Coast Shrine club was attended by
110 Kiwanlane and visitors Monday
night, when-the annual All-Kiwanis
and /Fellowship program was given.
The meeting was presided over
by J. D. Cochran, past president of
the. Sinton club.
David Peel read the‘address of
the international president, Mr. Mc-
Violin and guitar music was fur-
nished by Mr. Jim Rigby and Gor
don Rigby of Sinton. Mr. and Mrs.
Leigh of Corpus Christi gave sev-
eral dccordlan numbers. Two read-
ings were given by Mrs. Sid Wells.
The musical numbers were greatly
appreciated and, Mrs. Wells read-
ing, ‘When the Train comes in,”
was very fine. <Jp
The attendance prizes were drawn
by Mrs. Douglas JackBon, Mrs. Dan
Martin, Dr. F. U. Paihter and W.-C.
, Greeting were read from Fred
Rabom, Frank Smith and Sam Cun-
ningham. Fred Thompson of Cor-
pus Christi read a telegram from.
Fred RabOm of Corpus Christi, del-
egate'^ the International conven-
tion at Atlantic City, where Kiwan-
lans from the United States and
Canada were observing All-Kiwanis
in the Fellowship Hour,
Death of Alex Bonorden
As we go to press this (Thurs-
day) morning we learn of the sud-
den death «f Mr. Alex Bonorden,
which occurred early in the even-
ing of Wednesday, July 2, 1930.
Mr. Bonorden had been partially
paralyzed for three or four years,
but was not thought to be in a
dangerous condition. His death
comes as a great shock to this com-
Services will be conducted at the
Presbyterian church this afternoon
at 4:00 o'clock, and burial made
in the Sinton cemetery.
We will publish the obituary no-
tice In a later Issue.
Charley H. Brown
Mr. Charley H. Brown, of Hous-
ton, Texas, died at the home of his
brother;ln-law, T. K. Ferrell, In Sin-
ton, July 2, 1930.
He was 55 years, 9 months and
two days old, and was on a visit
to Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell when he
was taken ill. He was a carpenter
The remains have been shipped
to Houston for burial.
An obituary notice will be pub-
SHRINE NIGHT PROGRAM \
TO BE HELD AT 8HR1NE CLUB
The Shrine Night program to be
given at the Gulf Coast Shrine club
this (Thursday) evening, includes
a buffet supper and dance. Hosts
and hostesses, are to be Mr. C. W.
Hgtpita, Mia&Anna Mae Gibson, Mf.
' Cunningham .and
Interesting Data Concerning
Past Masters Is Given At
At a called communication of Sin-
ton Lodge No. 1012, A. F. & A. M.,
held at Masonic Hall, Friday even-
ihg, -officers for the ensuing year
C. R. Park was installing officer,
with W. G. Martin acting as mar-
shal, ■ when the following officers,
elective and appointive, were in-
L. G. Hughes-.-------------W. M.
A. L. Simms_______________—S. W.
Geo. Tidwell_________________J. W.
B. F. Touchstone___________Treas.
J. W. Starbuck___________:----Sec.
J. E. Holbrook________ S. D.
Will Ficklin_____________ J. D.
W. A. Baird_____—...........S. S.
E. D. Zimmerman.,________ J. S.
E. P. Neal______________Chaplain.
H. B. McCIurg--------------Tiler
After the installation of officers,
a number of talks for the good of
the order was heard.
J. E. Holbook, In his talk, brought
to mind the very unique situation
existing in Sinton Lodge No. 1012, |
In regard to its Past Masters. Mr.
Reports made at the dinner given
at the Nueces hotel, Corpus Chrjsti
Monday evening, showed that up to
that date, a total of $28,000 had been
collected in the Gulf Coast area on
the $45,000 drive under way for
carrying on a three-year expansion
program for Boy Scouts of the Gulf
Coast Area, which, includes a perma-
nent camp on the Nueces river at
Workers of the Scout campaign
unanimously voted to extend the
campaign another two weeks to en-
able them to bring the total to a
Tom Ivey, Sinton Scoutmaster,
who was present at the meeting,
reported that Mathis went over the
top,big in the collection, and that
Taft and Aransas Pass showed up
fine. Sinton was not so good, he
said, but would yet have a chance
to bring up the figures which rep-
resented the Sinton donation to
Following Is a report of the en-
thusiastic meeting held at Mathis
for the Boy Scout Drive:
One of the largest gatherings for
a community project ever held in
Mathis was reported Friday even
lng, when citizens of that city gath-
ered at the high school auditorium
to raise Mathis’ share of the funds.
J. E. Dawson, president, and E.
H. Lewis and Tom Ivey of Sinton
talked on the value of Scouting to
the boys of the community. , Fred
Under Way In
Cosden Oil Co. Has Derrick
Up; Cleveland Production
Co. To Erect Two Others
By Atig. 1
Reese, Scout executive of the Gulf
Coast area, spoke on the necessity
of an area organization such as is
being perfected during the present
Pledge cards were passed and a
considerable amount was raised at
STORY HOUR FRIDAY
. ENJOYED BY 25 TOTS
Story Hour at Park Welder was
____ enjoyed by 25 children Friday after-
Masterson was made Worshipful inoon, according to those in charge
Master at the organization of the | of the program, Mrs. D. A. McKin-
Lodge, sometime 1A the fall or win-
te of 1909. At the first election of
the Lodge; held in June, 1919,
twenty years ago, B. F. Touchstone
was elected Master. He served two
years. A few years later, d. R.
Park served two years. That gives
the Lodge eighteen Put Masters
during ‘ ' : ’
Recent oil activities in San Patri-
cio county haV’e centered around
Sinton, in whose vicinity arrange-
ments have been started for the
drilling of three new test wells.
CesdenOll company has erected the
derrick on the No. 1'oJhn Schihal-
steig, located six miles south of
Sinton,:on section 9, in the Sodville
community, and contract has been
let for the drilling of a well at a
depth of. 6,500 feet at reported price
of $4.00 per foot, the company fur-
nishing the casing. Materials are
moving on the ground for the work
which Is to start at once.
-Blocking of leases' for the O. K.
Crow well south of Sinton has been
practically completed, and a con-
tract krts been let for drilling a well
4,000 feet, work, to be started by
August 1, according to J. R, Smith,
representing the Cleveland Produc,
tion company, of Corpus Christi, of
which he is co-partner, who will
have the drilling- done bjfG. B, Pet*
erman et al of Corpus Christi.
Blocking of leases for the drill-
ing of a well three miles west of
Sinton, being assembled by C. I.
Albertson’ has -also been practically
completed-, and arrangements are
being made by the Cleveland' Pro-
duction company for drilling a well
in that section, work to start also
by August 1. Derricks will be erect-
ed on the two wells by the com
pany as1 eoon as leases on a few
tracts in the vicinity of the wells
are secured, according to Mr. Smith,
tn most instances land owners have
co-operated willingly with the rep-_
resentatives of the company, and
are anxious for work of drilling to
begin.. In a few instances, land
owners have not yet leased to the
company small tracts which are
necessary as additional acreage be
fore the work of drilling the test
wells can get going. Allsconcerned
are anxious for the work to begin,
and are confident that the drilling
will eventually mean oil for Sinton
The Jacob Buzzini Pickett No. 1.
J. C. and Bobby Baldwin, about 4
miles southeast of Sinton, has reach-
ed a depth of 3540 feet in lime
boulders and lime shale, according
to last reports received here.
Materials were assembled last
week on the W. E. Carroll place,
nine miles northeast of Taft by the
Saxet Oil company for spudding a
The La Ferla Oil and Gas com-
pany, which drilled the No. 1 C. C
Smith well at. Odem, eight miles
southwest of Sinton, has ceased
r. g. McDaniel will begin
NEW PUBLICATION SOON
Corpus Christi, Tex., June '28.—
South Texas News, a semi-week
ly paper devoted to agriculture and
relaled interests, will begin publica-
tion with the first issue July 8. The
News will be published at Corpus
Christi by the South Texas Publish-
ing Company, and will circulate
among thirty or more counties of
South Texas. R. O. McDaniel is
general manager of, the company.
SCOUTS TO CELEBRATE 4TH
Tom Ivey, Sinton Scoutmaster,
and Mr. Biggs, Taft Scoutmaster,
will escort a truck load of Sinton
and Taft Boy Scouts, who will ga
to the San Marcos river for an out-
ing by way of enjoying the Fourth
of -July. The party will remain
over the week-end before returning
from the big lark.
CHILD HEALTH CONFERENCE
All children 7 years of age and
h Mrs. Roy'Dem- under are invited to attend the
mer served ; them ice 'cream. Mrs. j Child Health Conference Thursday
Demmer reports that Story Hour‘July 10, 8 to 4. p. m. in conference
for next Friday will be equally as j rooms to the court house,
ney and Miss Elisabeth Johnson
amused and entertained the kiddies
with.a number Of good children’*
stories, after which Mrs. Roy'Dem-
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