Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1968 Page: 3 of 10
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Thursday, March 28. 1968
PALACIOS BEACON. PALACIOS. TEXAS
Vi" through 2"
AND FITTINGS for
Water or Gas
2" & 3" PLASTIC SEWER PIPE
State Plumbing Code Approved
JOHN F. GRANT LUMBER CO.
MARY KING, MGR. PHONE 824-2712
Many Ask If Vinyl
Worth The Money
COLLEGE STATION •- Vinyl
wall coverings have gained wide
acceptance in both residential and
commercial installations. They are
durable and versatile in design and!
require minimum care. I
But consumers ask: are vinyl
wall coverings worth the added
The answer depends on wear-
quality needed for the wall, says
Mrs. Jane Berry, Extension special-
ist in housing and home furnish-
Because of the high initial cost
and long lasting qualities higher-
priced fabric-backed vinyl would
probably not be a sound investment
for a room that is redecorated every
few years, or in an apartment or
house you may move out of after
a short time, advises Mrs. Berry.
You would pay for much more dur-
ability than you would ever use.
Well anyway mini-skirt hems, if
any, won’t get wet in snow drifts. | from insomnia.
TEXAS STATE PAVILION at IIcmfsFair—In a main dis-
play area the size of four football fields, the 365-foot long,
64-foot high Institute of Texan Cultures will use the most
exciting exhibit techniques available to tell the story of the
past, present and future of the diverse peoples of Texas. An
outstanding feature of the $10 million pavilion at the 1968
World’s Fair in San Antonio is a soaring projection dome,
where a shifting tableau of images will be flashed all around
the overhead walls.
Lone Star Hall Of Texas History Af
HemisFair Depicts Past Of Southwest
The Lone Star Hall of Texas
History delves into the exciting past
of the Southwest. This major ex-
hibit at HemisFair ’68 in San An-
tonio gives visitors an authentic
look at the events, the men, the wo-
A beautician says that plenty of | The IT. S. Army Reserve is the
sleep is an invaluable aid to good largest of all the reserve compo-
looks. It would seem that a con-
siderable number of people suffer
nents of the armed forces, with
more than one million officers and
enlisted men on its rolls.
Why did MacDee spend
a little more for
Arkla Gas Air Conditioning?
He wanted to
MacDee is a canny one. He compared operating and
maintenance costs, checked those low summer gas
rates and discovered that Arkla GAS air condi-
tioning actually costs less in the long run
than non-gas units.
Every year more homeowners are discovering
that GAS central air conditioning, like GAS
central heat, has no equal for economy, comfort,
long life and quiet operation. -.'-A:.,. *'
If you already have GAS central heat, it's
usually simple to add Arkla GAS air conditioning.
Take 5 years to pay on Houston Natural's
low-interest Air Conditioning Purchase Plan.
Get a 5-year manufacturer's warranty, too.
Let us make a free savings survey of your
home and tell you the rest of the story.
Just call 824-2315.
Virus In St. Augustine
Gross Couses Problems
COLLEGE STATION — Here’s
news for home owners of the Gulf
Coast area who have been express-
ing concern over a relatively new
problem attacking their St, Augus-
tine grass, creating a yellowing or
mottling pattern in the leaves.
Researchers at Texas A&M Uni-
versity’s Plant Science Department
who are delving into the problem
report that the disease has now
been confirmed as a virus, an-
nounces Dr. Wendell Horne, Exten-
sion plant pathologist at Texas A.
& M. University.
The A&M researchers have found
that the virus is mechanically
transmissible in the lab and green- |
house, Dr. Horne says. Assisting in
the work are Dr. Jose Amador, Ex-
tension area plant pathologist at
Weslaco; and Dr. Robert Toler, of
A&M who specializes in virus
studies. They are working with
samples of St. Augustine grass
collected in the Lower Rio Grande
Valley, Coastal Bend and other
areas of the state in an effort to
learn more about the lawn problem.
Additional research is planned,
with Dr. Toler supervising a study
by graduate student Norman Mc-
Coy, a former Montgomery Coun-
ty agricultural agent now working
on his Ph.D. in plaint pathology’
at A&M. A survey will be conduct-
ed to determine how widespread
the St. Augustine grass problem is,
and how economically important it
is from the standpoint of damage
Research also will be conducted
to determine the exact nature of
the virus, whether it is a new virus
or a modification of an existing!
one; the host range or how many j
different kinds of plants are being
affected by the virus; and the j
vectors or transmitting agents
which may help spread the disease, j
Dr. Horne emphasizes that Ber- ■
muda grass is taking over m many
lawns due to lack of competition
from the infected St. Augustine
Until more is learned about the1
virus, no control practices are being
recommended, Dr. Horne adds. “In |
the meantime, home owners should
maintain their regular program of
fertilization, insect and disease con-
trol, for although these measures j
will not get rid of the virus, they
will help the overall appearance of
the lawn,” he says.
The lawn problem should not be
confused with iron chlorosis, which
is a deficiency of iron in plants
due to a high amount of alkaline in
the soil, Dr. Horne cautions.
1 men, who built the heritage of
Texas and its adjoining lands.
The pavilion and its dioramas
have been more than two years in
I planning and building by the Lone
Star Brewing Company. Located
under the Tower of the Americas,
and facing the lagoon on one side,
the multi-level building should
prove a haven for visitors of all
Planned as a fun center too, in
addition to the look at the past,
there’s a look at today and the
future. For refreshment, Lone Star
Beer and root beer will be served
on the lower level from a 126’ bar-
Tables and comfortable chairs over-
look the lagoon where daily water
shows and other activities may be
watched through the floor to ceil-
The second floor features a 60'
bar and additional serving facilities,
plus an outstanding view of the
grounds and lake. On both levels,
speciality foods will be served at
“Lone Star Brewing Co, has long
and deep experience in museums
and exhibits,” said J. C. Gordon,
vice president, public relations. “In
the 1950’s (the brewery saved the
old Buckhom Bar and its world-
famous collection of horns and ant-
lers, which was restored on its
property at San Antonio. Many
millions have visited the Buckhorn
Hall of Horns and the new Hall of
“Everyone is welcome to the Hall
of Texas History, children and
adults. Admission is free. Visit us
at HemisFair ’68.”
Food Packages Can
COLLEGE STATION _ Food
packages can help the consumer,
but they can also deceive her. They
protect food and add buying and
storing convenience; some are to
eat from, cook in or reuse.
But packages in certain colors
and shapes look larger and some
are not always full. Gwendolyn
Clyatt, Extension consumer mar-
keting specialist, suggests the wise
shopper look at the net contents on
the package. Contents in the same
size packages may differ.
Consumers can help stop package
deception by reporting to the store
manager misrepresentation and any
attempt to deceive, says the Texas-
A&M University specialist.
And stop buying that brand. Pur-
chase of a product is a vote for
it with the manufacturer, so make
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FRONT QUARTERS -
7 STEAK (TO-lbs. and over)
- lb. 55c
RIB EYE STEAK - - -
GROUND BEEF - - 10
GROUND CHUCK - - -
10-LB. AND OVER
CALF LIVER - - -
PORK HEADS - - - -
PORK LIVER - - -
WE DO SCALD HOGS FOR ONLY $3.00 EACH!
Over 300tb the charge is lc per pound.
HALF A HOG -
WE HAVE A LARGE SUPPLY OF PORK LIVER,
CALF LIVER, PORK FAT, BEEF FAT, DOG FOOD, &
PORK RIBS IN OUR FREEZERS THAT WE WILL
SELL AT REALLY LOW PRICES IF BOUGHT IN
UitillAilllZ AAA AAA AAA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A.
We still process your meat for a low 6c per lb., which
includes: Pattying Hamburger, Tenderizing Round
Steaks, Freezer Wrapping, and putting Double Wax
Paper between Steaks.
WESSELMAN'S PACKING PLANT
ON WELL POINT ROAD 1*4 MILES S. HIWAY 35
BETWEEN PALACIOS AND PORT LAVACA
Open 8-5 — Monday thru Saturday
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Dismukes, Jesse V. Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1968, newspaper, March 28, 1968; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth724451/m1/3/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palacios Library.