Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1968 Page: 2 of 10
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS_
Thursday, March 28
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FROM THE EXCHANCES . , .
Edna Gas Line Explosion, Fire Attracts
Many; El Campo Plans Clean-Up Drive
Fire that followed a gas explo-jmen and clergy in El Campo for
sion when a 30-inch pipeline broke the purpose of providing day care
25 YEARS AGO
“The Mad March Heirs” was pre-
sented hy the senior class to a
capacity crowd Friday night.
Three aldermen were to be elect-
ed Tuesday from the four candi-
dates filed. . .
Gov. Stevenson proclaimed April
4-10 as Clean-Up Week.
J. L. Koerber was appointed to
the County Rationing Board.
Mrs. Sherwood Barber received
a package from her husband, who
was stationed somewhere in the
Pacific, containing two grass skirts
and three pairs of beads.
30 YEARS AGO
The annual banquet of the Wed-
nesday Club was held in the annex
of the First Baptist Church. An
Irish theme was carried out in deco
rations and program.
The home of F. J. Trojack in
Midfield was destroyed by fire.
35 YEARS AGO
The J. E. Grant residence, oc
cupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Elder
and Mr. and Mrs. .T. H. Huffman,
was destroyed by fire.
The restaurant in the dome of
the Tower of the Americas will
seat 312 persons and make a com-
plete revolution each hour.
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early Friday morning sent curiou3
Ednans flocking to the scene. The
escaping gas ignited almost im-
mediately resulting in a huge ball
of fire rising several hundred feet
in the night sky that was seen 30
miles away.—Edna Herald.
for children with working mothers.
—El Campo Citizen.
Approximately 10 homes will be
included in the Jackson County
Historical Pilgrimage slated for
Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7.
Additional attraction of this year’s
pilgrimage will be an exhibit com-
posed of historical papers and arti-
The El Campo Community Im-
provement Council has scheduled
another clean-up campaign for I facts.—Edna Herald'
April 8 to 13.—El Campo Leader- _
Man of the Year award was pre-
sented to Harry L. Hafernick, long-
time '■ active worker in the fields
of agriculture and education, at
Thursday night’s Chamber of Com-
ment annual banquet.—Edna Her-
ald. : •
The Deutschburg March of Dimes
Seafood Supper netted $1204.04
with half of the amount designated
for Matagorda County and half
turned over to the Jackson County
March of Dimes Fund.—Edna Her-
Child Care Association of El
Campo,- Texas, Inc. is to be the
name of the non-profit corporation
being organized by interested lay-
Low Monthly Premiums
Protects The Entire Family
BAY CITY PALACIOS
PH. OI 5-4613 PH. 824-2012
Cook Your Chicken
In A Paper Bag
COLLEGE STATION—No cook-
ing utensils to wash. Does it sound
good to you?
Try cooking chicken in a paper
bag, the brown paper sacks that
come from the grocery store.
Cut a fryer into halves or quart-
ers. Brush the inside and outside
with butter and sprinkle with celery
salt, onion salt, garlic salt, pepper,
and paprika, recommends Radora
Massey, Extension foods and nutri-
Place the pieces in a heavy brown
paper hag, allowing plenty of room
without stacking. Twist the bag
shul. Cook on a rack in a 400 de-
gree F. oven for an hour and fif-
The bag will not burn, and you
can forget about the chicken until
the cooking time is up, says the
Texas A&M University specialist.
A pan may be placed on a lower
rack to catch any drippings.
More than one million patriotic
Americans serve in the U. S. Army
The Texas Forestry' Association,
organized at Temple in 1914, pio-
neered forestry in Texas.
Gasoline For Your
Tank Is Decreasing
There is a clear warning of
trouble ahead for the greatest en-
ergy consuming nation in the world.
At present, our nation is fortunate
in having adequate reserves of
crude oil for immediate needs, and
geologists report there is plenty
of undiscovered oil in the ground.
Buit, oil in the ground is not gaso-
line in your auto tank, and the
fact is that as petroleum needs in-
crease at an accelerating rate ex-
ploratory drilling activity has been
on the decline. In 1957, 14,707 ex-
ploratory wells were drilled, but
only 10,313 were drilled in 1966—a
30 per cent drop. The prime reason
for this is that oil operators are
caught in a cost-price squeeze.
In 1964, the latest year for which
data are available, oil operators
spent over $2.4 billion for drilling
and equipping wells in this coun-
try. The average well—whether a
producer or a dry hole—costs $95,-
820 and may cost as much as $3
million. In the last 10 years, the
cost of oil field machinery and
tools rose 6.6 per cent and oil well
casing 11.6 per cent. The average
hourly wages for oil and gas field
workers climbed 32.4 per cent. In
the same period, the average price
for crude oil dropped from $3.09
per barrel to $2.88.
The increase in the price of gaso-
line since 1967 has been due almost
entirely to increases in federal and
state taxes—close to 19 per cent in
this period. The incentives neces-
sary to future high production are
a life and death matter to the in-
dustry. Retention of the percent-
age depletion provision of the tax
laws in future years will mean the
difference between oil famine and
plenty of petroleum consumers.
(N PALACiOS HISTORY
FEtOM OUR EARLY FILES
40 YEARS AGO
Miss Agnes McKissick and Ralph
McGlothlin were married in Bay
Palacios secured only 25 points
ir. the intcrscholastic meet held in
Bay City. Gulf scored 29 and Bay
The Bay City-Palacios highway
had been designated and early con-
tracts for grading and drainage
E. E. Burton was paying 42 cents
Runyon CHIROPRACTIC Offices
427 MAIN STREET
Hours: 9 A. M. to Noon — 2 to 6 P. M.
Thursday By Appointment Only
Phones: Off. 824-2613; Res. 824-2074
—Good Health Doesn't Cost, It Pays!—
You will find that when you help
some folks out of trouble, they
just never forget you—the next
time they are in trouble.
By Ace Reid
S' g) Acs TW'O '
10 YEARS AGO
Local voters will go to the polls
April 1 <to elect city officials and
to vote on a $100,000 Revenue Bond
for improvement and extension of
the water system. The city alder-
man’s race was the only post with
any opposition, three were running
for two vacancies, Homer Aparicio
seeking re-election and John Pena
and Norman I. Brotemarkle the
other two seeking office.
The annual banquet of the Pa-
lacios Volunteer Fire Department
was held Wednesday night at Craw-
ford’s Shrimp Net. Tyler Russell,
Industrial Engineer of the Rice
Belt District of Central Power and
Light Company, was guest speaker.
Dr. Cecil M. Hyatt, business
manager of the Texas Baptist En-
campment at Palacios, had been
named Interim pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Port Lavaca.
The W.R.C.S. of the First Metho-
dist Church entertained members
of the senior class with a Kid Party
Virgil McCoy was elected com-
mander of the Lt. Wm. Lloyd Queen
V. F.W. Post.
Mr. and Mrs. B. ,1. Wcsselman an-
nounced the engagement of their
daughter, Patricia, to Charles
Stanley Briggs, and Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Phillips announced the ap-
proaching marriage of their daugh-
ter, Lela Belle, to J. R. Barnhart,
FFC Donald I. Shimek was serv-
ing with the 373d Armored Infan-
try Battalion in Germany.
45 YEARS AGO
James W. Sartwelle attended a
Cattleman’s Convention in El Paso.
The tail end of a Colorado bliz-
zard struck the Texas Gulf Coast
and thermometers in Palacios drop-
ped 40 degrees within a few hours.
Early gardens and fruit were badly
Drilling figures for the first half
of 1967 show that of 3,889 explora-
tory wells drilled in the Unitec!
States, only 708 produced even a
trace of oil or gas. The other 3,181
were dry holes. Records compiled
by the American Association of
Petroleum Geologists over a period
of years show that on the average,
only three out of every 100 new-
field wildcats (wells drilled in
areas not previously productive)
are likely to find enough oil or gas
to be profitable.
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15 YEARS AGO
936 local citizens turned out to
be x-rayed at the City Hall Tues-
Johnnie McDaniel was crowned
Sports Queen of Palacios High
School in ceremonies on the foot-
ball field Friday night.
R. B. Trull and C. W. Crawford
were seeking re-election as school
A beer truck, belonging to Joe
Allison, was almost completely de-
stroyed by fire Monday afternoon
Nine encampments had been
scheduled to meet at the Baptist
Encampment this summer.
Ensign William V. Powell, aboard
the USS Begor, was operating out
of Pusan, Korea.
"Oh, I can ride 'em as good as I always did, it's giftin' up
that's so hard fer me."
The Citg State Bank of Palacios
MEMBER F. D. I. C.
20 YEARS AGO
A petition signed by 271 land-
owners, representing every com-
mupnity in Matagorda County, re-
quested the Commissioners’ Court
to hold a public hearing to deter-
mine whether the landowners wish-
ed to organize a Water Control and
Members of the graduating class
of 1938 celebrated their 10th anni-
versary with a gathering, dinner
Capt. Kenneth Partcn died March
19 following a crash of a B-29
army plane in Florida.
Dick Flores, Jr., 18 yeais of age,
was the victim of an automobile
accident Saturday afternoon about
15 miles west of town on High-
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jenkins, Jr.
announced the arrival of their
daughter, Mary Ann, on March 24.
DR. BECK STEINER
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Highway 35 (North) Phone 824-2131
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