Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1948 Page: 4 of 16
PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
Thursday, July 22, 1948
Oldham Cinch Spot
in Softball League
Oldham’s team remains in the
ile-ad in the softball league race
and will be in the play-off for the
champions of the town as far as
the recreation program goes. How-
ever, they will be matched in a
play-off with the second position
dub for a two out of three play-
off beginning next week.
The rained out games of two
weeks ago will be played next Fri-
day night. The outcome between
the close race between the Metho-
dist and V. F. W. will determine the
opponent for the Oldham team.
“Laugh and the world laughs
with you” was written by Ella
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with the defeat, failed to come
through in his emergency role, but
pitched shutout hall the last 4 inn-
ings. He came in with the score
tied and one away in the 4th. He
walked Shelton, then Spencer
Johnson drove one into deep cen-
ter good for three bases. The triple
scored Shorty and won the ball
Ed Duenow and Davis each got
two hits to lead in the hitting de-
partment. Duenow made a fine
catch in right center field. He
backed across the alley and against
the shed wall to take Hite’s long
drive in the seventh inning.
Bay City completed two double
plays and the Pirates, whose four
infields combined ages totaled
more than 170 years, completed
S. Johnson, lb
L. Johnson, p.
Bay City Pos.
A. Krenek, p.
♦Batted for Couger in 4th
BAY CITY- 013 000 000—4
PALACIOS- 200 300 OOx—5
SUMMARY: 2 Base Hits, Hite,
Teat, Duenow, Tanner, L. Johnson;
3 Base Hits, S. Johnson; Runs
Batted In, Musgrove, Hite, S. John-
son, Logan, Davis, L. Johnson;
Stolen Bases, Couger, Duenow;
Base on Balls, off Hall 4, Krenek 2,
Johnson 2; Struck out by Hall 2,
Krenek 7, Johnson 10; Hit by
Pitched Ball, Johnson 1; Winning
Pitcher Johnson; Losing Pitcher
Thursday, July 22:
Methodist vs. V. F. W.
Conoco vs. Oldham
Tuesday, July 27:
Thursday, July 29:
English Built Fords
On Display At
Maddox Motor Co.
Two hundred English Fords ar
rived in Houston on July 12 the
first of a total of 2400 to be brought
to Houston within the next few
months. Earl McMillian, distribu-
tor here for the Ford-made British
car, and Earl S. Alexander, Hous-
ton district manager for Ford
Motor Company, were among Ford
Dealers who were on hand to wit-
ness the arrival being unloaded.
A smaller, lighter and less ex-
pensive version of the American
product, the English Fords are the
Anglia and Prefect passenger cars
a,nd Thames Van, an equivalent to
the American light panel truck.
Top speed of the passenger cars
and Van models is sixty-three
miles an hour. Powered by four
cylinder, thirty-horsepower engines
the passenger cars will run twenty-
eight miles on a gallon of gas. They
are manufactured by Ford in Dag-
The Anglia, a four-passenger,
two-door sedan, will sell for about
$1400, and the Prefect, a four-
passenger, foui--door model, will be
sold for $1620 Mr. McMillian said.
Sale price of the quarter-ton
Thames Van will be about $1400
and the half-ton model about $1600.
“All Houston Ford Dealers will
handle them,” Mr. Alexander said.
Complete parts, maintenance and
repair service will be offered by
the dealers carrying the new lines,
These new cars are on display at
the Maddox Motor Co.
Leslie Dufton, British vice con-
sul, was enthusiastic about the
shipments, because, he said, “Eng-
land will be getting badly needed
American dollars so we can buy
American cotton and other things.
We are happy to see trade coming
direct to the port from England,
rather than going first to New
York. This will help imports here,
which are far behind exports.”
Miss Letha Yeanvood of the
C. P. & L. Co. office is off duty
for a two week’s vacation. Her
place is being filled by Miss Doro-
thy Baxter of Edna.
Chartreuse is a color combination
of green and yellow.
From the Edna Herald we learn
that Father D. M. Buckley has re-
turned from an enjoyable vaca-
tion trip covering a period of sev-
eral weeks. He went to Pennsyl-
vania in his car where he spent
several days with relatives. He
then took a plane for a pilgrimage
in Spain, Italy, and France and
other places of interest. Father
Buckley, who is now in charge of
St. Agnes Catholic Church in Edna,
formerly served the Port Lavaca
church. He is an active Rotarian
and often visited the Palacios
club which he helped to organize.
Marshall Claybourn is now a
licensed twin engine instructor hav-
ing received his rating in Hous-
ton, Tuesday, July 13th.
SPECIALS FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY ^3-24
CRISCO 1 Tomato
/ \ Catsup
2 for 35c $1.15
PURE CANE SUGAR
RAISIN BRAN 10roz.
LIGHT CRUST FLOUR
25 lb. Sack $1.(9
ORANGE PEKOE & PEKOE
ADMIRATION TEA lb.
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tions work independently of each
other in the same area.
(3) What is the status of the
Matagorda County Water Control
and Improvement District right
On March 13, 1948, a petition
was signed by over 1200 land own-
ers of Matagorda County and pre-
sented to the Commissioners Court
requesting that a public hearing
be held to determine the prac-
ticability a^d feasibility of creat-
ing a Water Control and Improve-
ment District whoso boundaries
would coincide with the boundaries
of Matagorda County.
On April 12th a public hearing
was held giving all citizens, wheth-
er they were in favor of such a
district or opposed to the creation
of such a district, an opportunity
to express their views.
At the public hearing the Com-
missioners Court determined that
it was practical and feasible and
ordered the Matagorda County
Water Control and Improvement
District created temporarily and
appointed the following temporary
hoard of directors: Paul Gerhard,
Palacios; Tom M. Ottis, Wads-
worth; Clarence Mehrens, Midfields
and Bay City; L. M. Slone, Bay
City; and Lonnie Glaze, Sargent,
These directors are bonded.
On July 24th the property owning
tax paying citizens of the county
will either confirm or not confirm
the action of the court by either
voting for or against the Water
Control and Improvement District.
Voters will also elect or re-
elect a permanent board of direc-
tors for the Water Control and
Improvement District. The names
of the present hoard will appear
o,n the ballot with blank lines pro-
vided for writing in the names
of any other citizen whom any
voter may wish to vote for.
(4) Is there a bond issue con-
nected with the Water Control and
Improvement District which would
The election Saturday, July 24th,
is only for the purpose of confirm-
ation of the district by the peo-
ple and to elect permanent direc-
tors. The proposal makes no pro-
vision for the issuance of any
bonds and before any bonded in-
debtedness could be assumed by
the district a bond issue must be
approved by two-thirds majority
vote of the tax paying citizens of
(5) Who can vote on the pro-
Only property owning tax paying
citizens who are otherwise quali-
fied to vote.
It is hoped that this article will
clear up any questions in the minds
of Matagorda County people con-
cerning the value of a Water Con-
trol and Improvement District for
Matagorda County. In March, 1948,
meetings were held in every com-
munity in Matagorda County ex-
plaining in detail the Water Con-
trol and Improvement District.
Paul Gerhard, President
Temporary Board of Directors,
Matagorda County Water Control
and Improvement District No. 1
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• Doors and drawers sound-
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Koerber Sales Co.
Spencer Johnson Leads
Pirate Hitters; Lowell
In Second Position
Six hitters in the Pirate starting
lineup who have been to bat more
than 20 times are hitting above
the 300 mark. Spencer Johnson
leads the regulars with a 384
mark. Lowell, who has hit con-
sistently all season and has played
in every game, trails his dad by
one percentage point. Manning,
who was idle Sunday remained one
point behind Sonny Barrier who
failed to hit in 5 trips to the
The new names among the lead-
ers are Ed Duenow and Bert Logan.
Both players broke into the elig-
ibility ranks Sunday as they
reached the required 20 times at
bat. Bert got one for three and
Duenow hit twice in four trips.
PLAYER G BB R H PCT.
S. Johnson 9 26 7
L. Johnson 13 60 12
Duenow 6 21 10
Barrier 12 49 20
Manning, Jr. 12 46 21
Logan 6 20 4
OTHER LEADERS: 2 Base Hits,
L. Johnson, Shelton (3 each); 3
Base Hits, L. Johnson, Barrier, S.
Johnson, Logan, Duenow, Shelton,
(1 each); Home Runs, Manning,
Jr., 5; Runs Batted In, Manning,
Jr. 19; Stolen Bases, Manning, Jr.,
13; Runs, Manning, Jr., 21; Hits,
L. Johnson, 23.
Court proceedings conducted en
camera are those closed to the
The Guy Claybourn family has
gone to Colorado for a two week
vacation. They were accompanied
by Miss Joyce Woodland. Guy
Claybourn, Jr., is looking after the
Texaco business during his father’s
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Richman had
as their guests last week Elb
Phillips and family, of Midland,
and Ralph Phillips and family of
Lake Jackson. Messrs Elb and
Ralph Phillips are brothers of
NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE
WALKER FLYING SERVICE
THIS IS THE FIRST SHIP OF THIS
TYPE IN THE STATE
CAFE OPEN AT AIRPORT
Lest We Forget..
The sacrifices made and the hardships undergone by those
who left home and loved ones to offer up their lives on the corpse
strewn beaches of Okinawa mid the seething hell of Iwo Jima,
through bursting shells and screaming death from Guadalcanal
to Tokyo, from the beaches of Normandie to Berlin, in order that
we might live free and that our way of life should continue to pre-
vail, I call attention too letter written by his commanding Gen-
eral to Mrs. Dave Evans.
HEADQUARTERS 1st CAVALRY DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
A. P. O. 201
Camp Drake—Tokyo, Japan.
15 March 1946
Mrs. Ann W. Evans
P. O. Box #54
Dear Mrs. Evans:
I have recently had the privilege of awarding your husband, Second
Lieutetnant William D. Evans, 306th CIC, the Bronze Star for Meritorious
The Bronze Star is awarded in each case, by direction of the President,
to men who have distinguished themselves by heroic or meritorious achiev-
ments in combat against the armed enemy of our country. I am proud that
he is a member of the 1st Cavalry Division, the first in Manila and the first
to enter Tokyo. It was men such as your husband who really won this war.
Please accept my sincere good wishes and heartiest congratulations.
WILLIAM C. CHASE
Major General U. S. Army
WILLIAM D. (DAVE) EVANS
IS A CANDIDATE FOR REPRESENTATIVE
TO THE LEGISLATURE FROM THIS DISTRICT
His opponent, a younger man and a better man physically, join-
ed the F.B.I. and spent his time in a civilian pursuit sheltered
from the screaming shells and bursting flak of Jap and Hun.
DAVE EVANS IS IN EVERY WAY EMINENTLY QUALI-
FIED FOR THE POSITION WHICH HE SEEKS.
—Consider These Facts When You Cost Your Ballot—
(PUBLISHED AND PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF DAVE EVANS)
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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. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth724396/m1/4/ocr/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palacios Library.