Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 5, 1940 Page: 4 of 8
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PAT-ACIOS RRAPON. PAT-Anos. TEXAS
for 5. 1940
E. E. Burton Co.
Moves To New
Location On 5th St.
E. E. Burton Company, Palacios'
oldest feed and seed business, has
moved from its former location on
Main street to the corner of Welch
and Fifth streets, one block north
of the post office.
The new location will afford the
company space for a much larger
stock of feed and other merchand-
ise as well as more parking space
and loading facilities for custom
era, Arnold Burton, manager of the
An addition to the building has
been constructed which will serve as
an office and display room where
the various brnnds of feeds, seeds,
mashes, stock and poultry remedies,
fertilizers and flour may be shown
to greater advantage.
The Burton company was found
ed in 1914 and except for a short
period of time it has served Pa-
lacios and the surrounding terri-
tory ever since.
Mr. Burton knows, and is known
by, practically every farmer and
stockman in this area and in spite
of the press of his own greatly
increased business still finds time
to devote to civic affairs. He is
serving as chairman of the agri-
cultural committee of the Cham-
ber of Commerce at the present
of KNOWLEDGE n£
The Romance Of
Romance in the story of bread
was found by A. C. Williams, To-
ronto globe-trotter,who in . the
world tour from which he returned
recently found in the thirty coun-
tries visited some 100 varieties of
bread. He unearthed many strange
methods of preparing and baking
it. Mr. Williams was sent by the
Long Foundation of Food Re-
search, under the sponsorship of the
Museum of Science and Industry,
Rockefeller Foundation, New York.
Egyptian women traveling with
their caravan are able to bake
break on the backs of their camels,
be explained. Three women take
part in the process. The first one
has a small mill on the back of a
camel and grinds the grain into
flour. She passes this on to the
second woman, who works it into
dough, while the third woman has
a brazier of coals and bakes the
flat loaves for these desert travel-
Egyptian women also bake sun-
bread by leaving dough on a rcof
In U. S. Mapped
Vast Program Calls for an
Immediate Start on Huge
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PROGRAM WITH TV/0-THIR.DS
OF THE WORLDS OIL REFINING
CAPACITY AND THE GREATEST
RESERVES IN HISTORy
Mr. William Holliday
The Session of the First Presby-
terian Church, Palacios, Texas,
hereby records its sense of loss
sustained in the recent passing
from our midst of the faithful
member and senior ruling order of
this Church, Mr. William Holliday,
who entered into rest October 22,
1940, at the ripe age of ninety-two
The Session makes no attempt to
enumerate the many virtues of this
godly' man whose name is written
the Lamb’s Book of Life. He
will be remembered by many who
ielt the benign influence of his
soul when in his presence, thrilled
to the elegance of his polished man-
ner, and came under the spell of his
gentle spirit. They will recall him
as one who knew the Lord, spoke
the language of religion, loved the
rship and service of the Church,
and wore the honors it bestowed
14,429 Bales Of
Cotton Are Ginned
In Matagorda County
Census report shows that 14,429
bales of cotton were ginned in Mat-
agorda County from the crop of
1940 as compared with 8,037 bales
for 1939, A. H. Wadsworth, special
agent, informs The Herald.
bread by leaving dough on a 1 cof upon him with becoming grace and
under the sun for four days, he con- modestv 0f such an one it is
tinued. He told of herdsmen on the enoujfh tQ 8ay> as wa8 said of
Barnabas of old, that “he was
good man and full of the Holy
Ghost bnd of faith.”
Feeling keenly the loss that has
been sustained by the Church and
Hortabagy Plains, Hungary, who
exist on litle else than 24-pound
loaves of bread for periods of ten
days while herding. At the end of
this ten-day period their wives bake
fresh loaves and carry them to their |
l_.. . 1... »wl.• Donne) ie *> SV'lTlKfll ill
husbands. Bread is a symbol in
some countries, and at a wedding
in Czechoslovakia which he attend-
ed, the bride walked through the
streets with a basket of bread,
which she distributed to people she
met. This gesture was symbolic of
the home that the bride would nev-
er want for bread.
MAiyQR- EXPRESS BffPRE N|
the community in the passing of
such a life from our midst the
Session hereby extends sincere sym-
pathy on its own behalf and on
that also of the Church, to the be-
loved and bereaved daughter. Miss
Manila, and to her brothers and
Done by order of Session, De-
cember 2, 1940.
J. G. M. Ramsey, moderator,
W. H. Clement, clerk.
Messrs. T L. Bates, executive
vice-president of the Central Pow-
er and Light Company, W. D.
Boone, treasurer; J. T. Person,
chief engineer; N. A. Easter, rate
engineer, all of Corpus Christi and
Vance Porter and Sheritan Burr,
of Bay City office were visitors at
the local office Tuesday.
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What The CCC
Changes have been announced re-
garding the pay of all members of
the CCC. Beginning January 1st
the amount sent home monthly will
be reduced from $22 to $15. $7 will
be placed aside for the boy, to be
given him upon discharge. $8 will
be paid to him in cash at camp, as
Training is being intensified in
building, operations and repairing
bridges, roads, and telephone lines
so that youths may become com-
petent repair men and fit into the
general defense program.
Healthful outdoor work and good
food is reflected in the physical im-
provement of members of the
Corps. The average gain in weight
is ten pounds within the first two
months. With doctors and dentists
available in all camps every boy is
assured of first class attention.
When serious illness develops he is
sent to cne of the Army Hospitals
for treatment and care. Operations
may be performed only with the
consent of parents or guardians.
Alertness and health go hand in
hand and the CCC has an outstand-
ing record of returning boys to
their homes better citizens who are
confident and able to cope with
problems that must be solved in
Application for enrollment in
January should be made at once
with your County Welfare Worker.
Mrs. Ray Stork and Mrs. Calkins
were shopping in Victoria, Thurs-
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bieri and
Mrs. T. W. Caffall were in Hous-
ton Sunday to see the Sonja Henie
The King James or Authorized
Version of the Bible is today the
best selling book in the world. It
was printed in 1611 by Robert Bar-
How One Woman Lost
20 Pounds of FAT
Lost Her I’rominent Hips
Lost Her Double Chin
Lost Her Sluggishness
iained a More Shapely Figo
ind the Increase in Physical Vie
nd Vivaciousness Which So Oil
omes With Excess Fat Iteductio
Thousands of women are gettin
at and losing their appeal just hi
ause they do not know what to d
Why not be smart — do whi
nousands of women have done t
ret off pounds of unwanted fa
Take a half teaspoonful of Kruschv
.n a glass of hot water first thin
-very morning to gently activaf
iver, bowels and kidneys—cut dov
.•our caloric intake—eat wisely ai
latisfyingly—there need never be
Keep this plan up for 30 day
fhen weigh yourself and see if ye
laven’t lost pounds of ugly fa
fust^ee if this doesn’t prove to b
he surprise of your life and mail
vou feel like shouting the good new
to other fat people. And best of all
a jar of Krusehcn that will last you
for 4 weeks costs but little. If not
joyfully satisfied—money back.
WASHINGTON.-The 1941 pros,
pectus of arterial highways which
proponents say may one day save
America from warlike invasion >rO-
poses 24-foot widths for major roads,
shoulders 10 feet wide, alternate
right and left parking spaces 2.000
feet long at two-mile intervals, aux-
iliary roads paralleling heavy-duty
military routes and flight strips for
aircraft contact with moving units.
The prospectus is the work of
military and civil authorities and
calls for an immediate start by fed-
eral and state governments on a
vast program to prepare 75.000 miles
of existing key roads and 1,800
bridges for mass movement of great
mechanized and motorized troop
units and supplies at top speed.
Mr. Roosevelt had the lessons of
Poland, Denmark, The Netherlands,
Belgium and France in mind, au-
thorities said, when he directed John
M. Carmodv, federal works admin-
istrator. to confer with the war and
navy departments, the public roads
administration and with state high
way departments in preparing the
Roads Needed in Peace.
The plan contemplates vitalization
of the historic “Pershing Map" of
1922—the first national planning of
a system of national defense high
ways by military experts headed by
the World war commander of the
American Expeditionary force.
Carmody said the vast majority
oLthc xnad-surfaces and lhe_.b ridges .
to be straightened, widened and
strengthened came within the regu-
lar federal-aid system and with few
exceptions were the roads most
needed in norma! peacetime pur-
Military reconditioning, he said,
will be financed from S259.195,000 of
federal-aid funds which congress
made available until the end of the
1943 fiscal year plus state funds con-
tributed on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
In addition, the prospectus calls
for construction of 3,112 miles of new
roads within and leading to mili-
tary establishments and centers of
industrial and population centers.
The WPA probably will also con-
centrate on construction of road
shoulders and on unpaved parallel
roads which could be pressed into
public service when arterial high-
ways near great cities are filled to
capacity with military activities.
Bridges in Bad Shape.
Officials said the most conspicu-
ous shortcoming is the condition of
some 1,800 bridges that are not
strong enough to carry the standard
loadings of normal commercial traf-
fic. These are to be reinforced.
More than 15,000 others will be test-
ed to determine whether, as claimed,
they can carry 50-ton tanks spaced
50 feet apart and proceeding at not
more than four miles an hour.
The prospectus points out that all
road surfaces on the strategic sys-
‘tem should be dustless and capable
of supporting 9,000-pound wheel
loads under any weather conditions.
Such surfaces should*be capable of
carrying all military loads, includ-
ing the heaviest tanks. All surfaces
less than 18 feet wide should be
widened immediately, experts said,
to at least 22 to 24 feet where large
volumes of traffic are expected.
THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPEN
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CEDAR LANE—Mae Werlla—
BLESSING—Mrs. Della Braden
MIDFIELD—Mrs. Joe Bures—
EL MATON—Mrs. Joe Lucas-
ASHBY — Mrs. Landers, Mrs.
TURTLE BAY'—Mrs. D. H. Stew-
GRAND TOTAL FOR COUNTY
Mrs. John M. Mayberry of Wyom-
ing, Iowa is spending some time
in our city with her sister, Mrs.
W. H. Batchelder and family.
Army’s Health Foreseen
As Best in U. S. History
MONTGOMERY. ALA. - Young
Americans who may be conscripted
have a far greater chance to escape
death through disease than at any
time in the nation’s history.
This assertion, made by Dr. J. N.
Baker, Alabama state health of-
ficer, is based upon the progress
made by medicine in the realm of
disease prevention as well as cure.
The plan .to co-ordinate the na-
tion’s medical “manpower" when
and where needed in any emergency
also will act as a curb to the spread
of disease, Dr. Baker pointed out.
"It is by no means beyond the
realm of reason to say that the out-
come of the present war may be
determined by the extent to which
one of the leading belligerents will
be able to curb illness among its
civilian and uniformed population,”
Dr. Baker added.
Mr. and Mrs. Mcrwin Robinson
and Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Phillips en-
joyed turkey dinner at the Jesse
Robinson home, Thanksgiving Day.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Viets were
dinner guests of Mrs. Herman in
Bay City last Thursday.
Mrs. Alice Todd, of Cameron,
Texas, came in the first of the
week and is filling the position of
bookkeeper at the Western Union
Office. W. J. Wyble of Beaumont
arrived Sunday and began his du-
ties as messenger.
Difficulties of Our
The Baltimore Sun gives some
reasons for the difficulty exper-
ienced by a foreigner in learning
A flock of ships is called a fleet.
A fleet of sheep is called a flock.
A flock of girls is called a bevy.
A bevy of wolves is called a pack,
A pack of thieves is called a
A gang of angels is called a host.
A host of porpoise is called a
A shoal of fish is called a school.
A school of buffalo is called a
A herd of seals is called a pod.
A pod of whHles is called a gam.
A gam of lions is called a pride.
A pride of children is called a
A troop of partridges is called a
A covey of beauties is called a
A galexy of ruffians is called a
A horde of rubbish is called a
A heap of oxen is called a drove.
A drove of blackguards is called
A mob of worshipers is called a
A congregation of theatregoers
is called an audience.
An audience of peacocks is called
A muster of doves is called a
A flight of larks is called an ex-
And if they ore starlings it’s
A murmuration of bees is called
A swarm of foxes is called ni
A skulk of pigs is called a stye.
A stye of dogs is called a kennel.
A kennel of cats is called a nuis-
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Distance to Both Poles
CHARLESTON, S. C.—John S.
Cator. Charleston hotel man, has no
trouble making the world informed
as to just how far it is to the North
pole and the South pole.
Cator has a signpost in front of
his hotel giving the exact distance.
The signpost also points the direc-
tion and gives the distance to Paris,
Berlin and Tokyo.
Many Lake Boats Sent
To British Isle Routes
OTTAWA, ONT.—Many Canadian
freighters built to carry cargoes be-
tween Montreal and the upper lakes
are braving bombs, torpedoes and
mines as they ply about the British
The ministry first chartered eight
vessels of a type commonly termed
“steam barges” from the Canada
Steamship Lines. The ministry
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Niven, B. C. Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 5, 1940, newspaper, December 5, 1940; Sinton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth725505/m1/4/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palacios Library.