Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1948 Page: 13 of 16
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Thursday, July 22, 1948
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season. In fact, he has hit to left
almost as often as to right which
is making the famous Williams
shift obsolete these days. If he
had been trying for the fence, his
batting average may not have
beep up there but it’s certain he
would be leading both leagues in
the homerun department.
IIow come Boh Feller refused
to pitch for Bucky Harris in the
All-Star game? That’s the second
time he has walked out. Last year
he claimed he couldn’t pitch be-
cause of a sore back, yet, several
days later he pitched a full nine-
inning game against New York.
Feller’s refusal left Harris sizzling
under the collar. As long as he
has anything to do with the All-
Star game, he’ll never give
the Cleveland fire-baller another
chance to play.
Manager Steve O’Neill’s faith in
Dick Wakefield is beginning to pay
off. A few years ago, the Detroit
leftfielder proved to be a terrific
find and loomed as one of the best
players in the league. In hitting,
he was right up there with Wil-
liams, DiMaggio and others. After
serving 1945 in the U. S. Navy, he
rejoined the Tigers. And for some
reason or other his hitting and
fielding took a big drop. So much
so that last year they were just
about ready to sell or trade him off.
But Skipper O’Neall decided to
give him another chance. Today,
Wakefield is again hitting the old
apple. He’s in the clean-up posi-
tion batting around the .300 mark
and his average is climbing stead-
ily. Wakefield may still be the
great player that Detroit had hoped
he would be when they first signed
him back in 1941 while still at
JUST GAB—Eddie Stanky, who
broke his right ankle, will be
greatly missed by the Braves . . .
he’ll be out until Sept. Boss Muck-
erman is yelling about poor at-
tendance ... if the Browns draw
another crowd like that 478 cus-
tomers that saw the* St. Louis-
Washington game last year, he’ll
really toss in the sponge. Dick
Strahs of Hot Springs, Cotton
State League, pitched a no-run,
no-hitter against Pine Bluff the
other day . . . not a single man
reached first ... he should be up
in the big time next season. Un-
less there’s a postponement, Gus
Lesnevich and Freddie Mills meet
in London Monday night . . . Les-
nivich is one of the top contenders
for the heavyweight crown so a
loss would be costly . . . remember
A kayak is an eskirno canoe of
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“OUT OF THE DEAL THAT FELL THROUGH”
TEXAS LANDS BRING IN MILLIONS MONTHLY
By MAC ROY RASOR
AUSTIN, July 17—Had n $10,-
000,000 real estate deal gone
through 104 years ago it would
today be considered perhaps the
costliest mistake ip Texas history.
In 1844 Texas wanted to join
the United States.
The Senate refused.
Congress decided instead the new
state of Texas would keep both
her public debt and her public
Out of the deal that fell through,
state land office records show, Tex-
as generously granted land to set-
tlers, to war veterans (Texas Re
volution and the War Between
the States), to railroads for tran
Walter W, Griffith,
Olivia Resident For
Many Years, Passes
Walter Walton Griffith died in
the Bayview Hospital, Thursday
morning, July 8, 1948, 12:20
a.m. He was born May 4, 1877,
near Cooper, Texas, the fifth son
and ninth child in a family of
twelve children born to Mary and
In July, 1899, he married Sarah
Frances Price, and later moved in
covered wagon, together with her
family, into Indian Territory, where
they made their home for more
than two years and where two
children were born. Moving back to
Texas, they settled in Angelina
County, which was their home un-
til 1912 and the birthplace of two
more children. In 1912 the family
moved to South Texas, living for
a while in Jackson County before
moving to Olivia, their home at the
arrival of a fifth child.
Mr. Walter Griffith became a
member of the Church of Christ
Since his wife’s early death, in
1925, he has maintained his home,
supplying motherly affection to his
family. He preferred to maintain
his own household after all his
children had left home until his
health would not permit in the
early part of this year.
He is survived by one daughter,
Mrs. Stella Hopson, Cleveland,
Texas, four sons: Walton, Franci-
tas, Texas; Everett, Lufkin, Texas;
Louie, Olivia, Texas; and Edwin
of Tulare, California; two sisters:
Mrs. Mannie Bonds, Big Springs,
Texas, and Mrs. Gertrude Price,
Fairbanks, Texas; a brother: Mr.
Arthur Griffith, Keltys/ Texas;
twenty-eight grand children; four
great grand children, many nieces
and nephews, in addition to a host
FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE OF
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sportation facilities, to build a
capitol, to encourage irrigation,
drainage and iron works, to create
an independent school system.
Out of the deal that fell through,
the state created two giant perma-
nent education funds—the perma-
nent free school fund and the Uni-
versity of Texas and Texas A. & M.
Together they now total $210,-
In the past 10 months alone, a
minute portion of the remaining
public lands brought $44,000,000 to
the school funds.
Land Commissioner Bascom Giles
estimates “untold millions” will
flow into the funds for years to
From tidelands alone he expects
a “conservative" billion dollars.
All public lands which now re-
main from the original domain are
dedicated to public education.
About 2,000,000 acres—mostly
West Texas pastures dotted with
oil wells—are held in the university
Revenue from those lands have
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built the fund to its present $82,-
All other unsold public lands
have been appropriated to the per-
manent free school fund, now to-
Only about 1,500,000 inland acres
and 18,000,000 tideland acres are
All royalties and sale receipts
are poured into the permanent fund
in both the case of the university
and free school holdings.
These funds cannot be spent out-
right but instead are invested.
Thousands of dollars in interest
from the funds are siphoned off
monthly into the university avail-
able fund and the free school avail-
The available funds are spend-
able for educational purposes.
Out of the deal that fell through,
“land office business” has become
no idle phrase in Texas.
HOUSTON, July 20—The open-
ing of the Texas Medical Center,
which will bring together 12 hos-
pitals, four universities, and re-
search institutions, will create un-
limited opportunities in the nurs-
ing field for thousands of Texas
girls, Miss Marie Luppold, director
of the Methodist Hospital School
for Nursing, said today.
By 1950—less than two years
away—the center alone will re-
quire an estimated 307.3 nurses,
or 1835 more than are now oper-
ating the 22 hospitals and the
various health services in all of
Methodist Hospital itself will
begin construction early in Jan-
uary on a $.'3,000,000' elaborately-
equipped new building and purses’
home in the Medical Center.
So that there will be no shortage
of nurses then, the hospital is con-
ducting a statewide campaign to
recruit student nurses for a class
to begin in September, Miss Lu
High school graduates who ente.
the nursing school will take two
of their three years’ training at
the University of Houston. They
are given a room in an attractive
dormitory, their board, and laundry.
The only expenses they pay
themselves are tuition and a few
other items. And for the entire
three-year course, these amount to
only $326. Scholarships are avail-
able to those who need them.
Young women interested in en-
rolling in the Methodist nursing
school are asked to call or write
Miss Luppold, 3020 San Jacinto
Mrs. A. Hassendeufel and daugh-
ter, of Victoria, are here for the
Baptist Encampment and visiting
her mother, Mrs. A. Tolleson.
Miss Dorothy Baxter, who is re-
lieving Miss Letha Yeanvood at
the Central Power and Light Of-
fice, comes from the Edna office
where she had been employed the
past year. After doing a few weeks
of relief work Miss Baxter will go
to the Bay City district office for
permanent work, which will be a
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Dismukes, Mrs. J. W. Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1948, newspaper, July 22, 1948; Palacios, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth724396/m1/13/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palacios Library.