Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 25, 1958 Page: 2 of 8
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Thursday, September 25, 1958
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IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLY FILES
10 YEARS AGO
J. M. Burn's, district manager
of the Southwestern Associated
Telephone Company, wrote Mayor
J. L. Kocrber of the plans for the
conversion of the Palacios tele-
phones to the dial system some
time during the latter part of 1949.
The Sharks were busy prepar-
ing for their second tilt again'st
Ganado after a 6 to 6 tie with
Sweeny last Friday on a wet field.
Due to the fast action of the fire
department the shrimp boat “Linda
Lee” was not destroyed when a de-
fective battery charger caused a
The CAA station here was to be
reactivated on January 1, 1949.
The Palacios Pirates won the
second game of the play-off series
for the championship of the Hug-
the-Coast Highway league. The de-
ciding game was to be played here
Miss Eva Woodson and Arl Hunt
were married September 19 at the
home of the groom’s parents.
Mfes Ann Brandon celebrated
her 12th birthday with a dinner
party at her home.
Deaths reported were Mr's. S.
W. Margerum on Sept. 16; Marsh-
all Edward Boultinghouse on Sept.
19 and R. L. Groce, of Victoria, on
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Clement
were the parents of a boy named
15 YEARS AGO
The S. T. Oglesbys moved to
the Clarence Buller cottage on
Mrs. Agnes McGlothlin, special
agent for the Commercial Bureau
of Census, announced 11,211 bales
of cotton ginned in Matagorda
County prior to Sept. 16, this was
6,216 bales more than last year
for the same period.
H. B. Farwell passed away Wed-
nesday night in the hospital in El
J. L. Fuller purchased the stock
of variety goods from Ney Old-
ham, Sr. He would take possession
The Rotarians played at their
meeting Wednesday noon as the
program chairman, Tom Friery,
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20 YEARS AGO
The main topic of conversation
in Palacios was a causeway or
crossing over the bay to College-
port, details of which as compiled
by Vernon K. Hurd were published
in the Beacon.
The Texas Company spudded a
wildcat test in Deutschburg on the
No. 1 J. F. Weed Ranch.
The Standard Dredging Co. of
Galveston started work on the ex.
tension of the Intracoastal Canal
from Port O’Connor to Corpus
Crawford’s Bluejackets were
scheduled to open the season with
the Tri-Cities Tigers and the Pa-
lacios Sharks were to have their
opening game with the Louise Hor-
iMr. and Mrs. Cecil Kinard of El
Campo announced the birth of a
nine pound boy.
Mr. and Mrs. IW. C. Wilson mov-
ed here from Bay City. Mr. Wil-
son took the place of manager at
the Texas Natural Gas Office re-
lieving Mr. McWright.
Miss Myrtle Harper and Joe
Baker were married in the Metho-
dist parsonage, Rev. W. R. Mc-
25 YEARS AGO
R. E. Linsey reported 3338 bales
of cotton ginned in Matagorda
County up to September 1. Palacios
gins reported 1111 bales.
The A. H. Petersen family mov-
ed from the iMoffet place north of
town to the Wolf residence corner
of 5th and Lucas.
An ord,Pance providing for the
sale of beer in Palacios was passed
by the City Council.
Sterling Barrett was elected cap-
tain of the Palacios Sharks and
J. E. Mercer was coach.
Boys off to attend A. & M. Col-
lege were Alton Queen, Burhl Fau-
bion, John Richards, Joseph Tan-
ner, Grover Lawson and John F.
Bob Trull left to resume studies
at the University in Austin.
Thomas Fredrich Dickert, 81
years of age, died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. C. L. Dorsey.
30 YEARS AGO
Miss Elizabeth Scudder and Har-
old Barr were married, Rev. G. F.
Miss Sylvia Talbot and Ivan Rose
were married by Rev. F. G. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. John Houston Rob-
ertson left for New York from
which place they were to sail for
Belg,an Congo, Africa.
State Fire Inspector J. C. Stilly
was here and inspected the new
fire truck recently purchased by
the city council.
35 YEARS AGO
Carl Backen purchased the T.
M. Luther feed business.
A five inch rain which fell in
this section made the roads almost
10 YEARS AGO
Fernley Tatum and Robert Hill-
yer left for Houston to enter Rice
Palacios gins reported 827 bales
of cotbon for the season, 150 more
than the previous year.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Spears died at
her home on Pavilion Street.
45 YEARS AGO
The new brick school building
was opened fer its first session.
About 400 pupils were enrolled.
Fig syrup made at the preserv-
ing plant was selling at 75 cents
J. H. Brister, who had served as
pastor of the First Christian
Church for four year*, resigned to
accept a call for general evangelist
A greasy oven is easier to clean
if you leave a small bowl of house-
hold ammonia in it overnight.
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
FROM THE EXCHANGES . . .
Union Carbide Co. Plans Expansion; El
Campoians Discuss School Expansion
Announcement that two new
units will be constructed at its
Seadrift plant, opening a new field
of manufacturing at the local op-
erations, was made Tuesday by
Union Carbide Chemicals Co. The
two new production units, with a
capacity to exceed 100 million
pounds, were listed as now in the
designing stage, with construction
to be completed by I960.—Calhoun
Faced with intolerably crowded
classroom conditions, the board of
El Campo Independent School Dis-
trict has called upon a citizens’ ad-
visojry group to assist in de-
termining building needs. The
group will meet with the board in
the high school cafeteria at 8 p.m.
Thursday and Supt, George Thig-
pen said “The school board is sin-
cerely interested in utilizing the
thinking of all citizens in solving
the problems brought about by in-
creased enrollments.”—El Campo
The Jackson County Flood Con-
trol District has filed presenta-
tions before the Board of State
Water Engineers at Austin for
dam site investigations oiv both
the Lavaca and Navidad Rivers.
Under the two presentations filed
it is the intention of the Jackson
County Flood Control District to
investigate the feasibility of stor-
age and appropriation of water
from the Lavaca and Navidad wa-
tershed, and to investigate pos-
sible dam sites for the accomplish-
ment of these purposes within a
stretch of the Lavaca and Navi-
dad valley.—Edna Herald.
District 593 Governor Clyde
Fairbairn of Corpus Christi made
an official visit to the Ganado Ro-
tary Club last week.—Ganado
First of five printed reports
upon El Campo’s $16,000 city plan
have beem received and will be dis-
cussed at the Rotary Club by Rob-
ert H. Green of the firm of Cau-
dill, Rowlett and Scott of Bryan
which is making the city plan.—El
Frank S. Haines, president and
trustee, announced this week that
plans to provide the new 100-bed
Gulf Coast Medical Foundation and
Research Center at Wharton are
complete; and bids for construc-
tion will be accepted after No-
vember 1.—Wharton Spectator.
Four local agencies this week
asked the U. S. Corps of Engin-
eers for a survey to be sure the
new $377,000 harbor of refuge for
Calhoun County will tie in proper-
ly with the county’s ship channel
project.—Calhoun County Times.
Port Lavaca has been without
bus service for 78 continuous days
and settlement of the driver strike
which brought about disruption of
the service appeared no nearer at
hand. A Continental Bus official
in Dallas said Wednesday that ne-
gotiations with the 204 striking
drivers “are still in progress.” The
Texas Railroad Commission can
not allow another bus company
to operate through Port Lavaca
or any other town under similar
circumstances. Certificates of con-
venience and necessity are not
granted to competing bus lines
when a strike is in progress
against a bus line.—Port Lavaca
The city of El Campo stands
to collect around $8,000 in liquidat-
ing damage from the contractor
upon three bond issue jobs now in
progress, City Manager Louise
SmitzeS confirmed Tuesday. On
November 4 Gulf States Indus-
trial Corporation, was low bidder,
and was to complete the sewer
plant and water line jobs in 120
days and the sewer line in 150
days. A penalty of $25 a day was
to be paid the city for every day
over designated time limits.—El
Calhoun County has a big po-
tential in the multi-million dollar
tourist industry, a loading tourist
promotion practitioner told the
Port Lavaca Chamber of Com-
merce Wednesday. Star Kelhofer,
manager of the Tourist Depart-
ment of the San Antonio Cham-
ber of Commerce, pointed to Mag.
nolia Beach, Indianola and the
many bay and fishing spots of
this area as “naturals” for tour-
ists.—Calhoun County Times.
The high quality of the stock led
to a record livestock auction sale
Thursday at the Jackson County
Fair, when 116 animals brought
a total of $11,945.92. This was by
far the largest sale receipts in
the nine year history of the fair,
according to directors. — Edna
The Chamber of Commerce di-
rectors have decided to move the
annual banquet up to a date be-
tween October 15 and November 15
instead of the customary Decem-
ber date.—Port Lavaca Wave.
El Campo met with 17 other
Houston-acre communities Tues-
day in a session intended to co-
ordinate the effort to attract in-
dustry. The Houston Chamber of
Commerce, which boasts a highly
successful industrial team, were
hosts to the meeting.—El Campo
Louie F. Worthing, Jr., recently
elected president of the Wharton
Little League Association, has an-
nounced a call meeting of the of-
ficials, managers and all interested
parents will be held Tuesday night
at 7:30 p.m.—Wharton Spectator.
The school board will act on the
building of the new Junior High
School at its October meeting.
Reason for delaying the decision
was to obtain a better picture of
the growing school population in
the intervening time, but board
members were in general agree-
ment that the project should have
the school ready for operation by
the next fall term.—Port Lavaca
By Friday, Sept. 26, the busi-
ness district of Ganado will strive
to take on a new look. A check h'st
of things that need to be done has
been prepared by the Ganado
Planning Committee and the desire
to clean up the town is being spear-
headed by the Ganado Jaycees in
cooperation with the County Cham-
ber of Commerce,—Ganado Trib-
The six cotton gins in Jackson
County Wednesday reported a
total of 9,616 bales ginned, com-
pared to the final total of 7,981
handled last year.-^Edna Herald.
The Lions Club had its biggest
crowd in years and netted around
$2500 for’its charity fund at its
annual carnival last Saturday. Ro-
land “Swede” Carlson was pre-
sented the Veterans of Foreign
Wai'S plaque for the outstanding
citizen of 1958.—El Campo Lead-
The small insect which is play,
ing havoc with El Campo lawns
is suspected of being the dread
imported fire ant. Specimens of
the ant have been sent to A. & M.
for identification.—;E1 Campo Citi-
James D. Rothermal, principal
of the Ganado High School, reports
a record enrollment of 235 pupils
in the high school.—Ganado Trib-
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At the end of the first full
school week there were a total of
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indicating there will be only a
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