Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 16, 1941 Page: 4 of 8
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PALACIOS BEACON, PALACIOS, TEXAS
Thursday, January 16. T94T
Will Open Soon With
Complete New Stock
With the final stages of constru-
cions rapidly nearing completion,
the new tile building which is being
constructed by J.L. Pybus for the
Palucios Pharmacy will be occupied
some time next week if the present
schedule is maintained and no un-
foreseen difficulties appear, accord-
ing to Leon C. Presley, of El Campo,
who will be manager of the store.
The store, which is owned by
Presley and J. S. Morris and H. E.
Foorster, also of El Campo, will
contain a 24 foot soda fountain with
all the latest modern equipment,
including a counter freezer for ice
cream, and a number of booths for
customers in addition to the usual
line of drugs and drug sundries us-
ually stocked by a modern up-to-
date drug store.
Presley who is u registered phar-
macist, will emphasize his prescrip-
tion department which will carry
a stock of pharmaceuticals and bio-
logicals sufficient to cover almost
any prescription which might con-
ceivably be brought, to his store.
The stock of drugs for this depart-
ment alone will represent an in-
vestment of over 3000 dollnrs Mr.
The new manager and part owner
of the store has been a registered
pharmacist for some five years, hav-
ing studied that line in Colorado,
He has been connected with drug
Rtore work for nearly 15 years in
other capacities. The other owners
of the store have been in the drug
business for a number of years in
El Cnmpo and they will continue to
operate their store there while Mr.
Presley will manage the new phar-
macy in Palacios.
C. OF C.—
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uary 29. |
Tentative plans call for the use]
of the High School Band to wel-|
conic the Trippers upon their nr-,
rival and to serve them with rc-J
freshments of some kind, probably!
coffee and doughnuts.
The Trippers will arrive in Pa-
lacios about 2:45 p. m. Wednesday,
January 29 for about a 45 minute
stay, They intend to stop at every
town in this immediate area.
L. C. English, manager of the
chamber, expressed his apprecia-
tion for the co-operation he has
received from the various repre-
sentatives of the press throughout
the state and his remarks were
made a matter of record upon a
motion duly made, seconded and
Mr. English also reported that
plans have been completed for
15 minute program weekly over
radio station KTRI1 in Houston
which will be sponsored by the sta-
tion in conjunction with the Rice
and Lamar hotels. At the present
time he and Lieut. William H. Witt,
Intelligence Officer at Camp Hulen,
are working out the details of the
first program of this series.
Recruiting Unit “Shoots” for the Crowd
Joseph Bucklin, 57, of Houston,
employed as head material receiver
for the construction work at Camp
Hulen, died suddenly Wednesday
night at the home of Dr. T. H.
Hood, where he had been residing
for the past few weeks.
He came home and ate supper at
which he seemed to be alright, it
was reported, except that he had
complained of not being able to
sleep well for the past few nights.
About 9:40 p. m. he became ill and
died in a very short time.
His son, Jack Bucklin, also em-
ployed on the construction work,
was with him at the time. His wife,
who is in a hospital in Houston,
has not been notified of his death.
Relatives in Houston sent for the
body immediately and ft was taken
to Houston. Burial will take place
Patronize BEACON Advertisers.
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downs here in Texas, he, and the
others will soon begin to get used
to the mud and rain. And, of course,
"This is an unusually wet season.”
It takes a newspaper man to
come around to dig out the inter-
esting notes that we out here in
camp just overlook every day. For
Nat Barrows of the Boston Globe
landed here Monday with the
trainees from Fort Devens—if you
will remember it was last October
that he arrived with the 211th in
the midst of the first big rain of
But, we are not blaming Mr.
Barrows for the rain.
Red Piping For Caps
Here is a little note—swiped from
one of his stories sent back to the
It won’t be long until the enlist-
ed men will be wearing red piping
around the edges of their overseas
caps. Just like the officers.
By that time though the officers
will be wearing a new style—gold.
The first battalion and three-inch
anti-aircraft guns of the 211th have
been making that rumbling thunder
in the west the last two days. It
wasn’t thunder. The soldiers are
over at Magnolia Beach, near In-
dianola, on a full month trip to get
in some firing. The regiment had
done some firing before coming to
i Even though rural communities furo 'L nsirtivs of our soldiers, there is plenty of
recruiting interest in the city, the above picture shows. A unit of the crack First Division of World
War renown demonstrates a 37-millimeter antitank gun on New York City’s Times Square as the
statue of Father Duffy, famed chopiain of tnat war, looks npprovlngiy on. Results of this recent re-
cruiting effort were increased interest in the Amy and a good number of enlistments.
Turtle Bay Club News
The Turtle Bay Home Demon-
stration Club met Wednesday, Jan.
8, at the home of Mrs. Mack
Moore, with the president in
charge. Council report was given
by Mrs. Mike Alessandro. After the
business session Mrs. Brown and
Mrs. Prlndle were in charge of the
recreation. The hostess then served
refreshments of baked chicken,
jello, and ice cream.
Two new members were added to
the roll. Those present were Mrs.
M. W. Brown, Mrs. C. Prlndle, Mrs.
D. H. Stewart, Mrs. L. Newsom,
Mrs. C. A. Evans, Mrs. John E.
Musselman, Mrs. Post, Mrs. Ryman,
Mrs. N. D. Miller, Mrs. John Beard,
Mrs. Mike Alessandro, Mrs. Muck
Moore. Our next meeting will be
with Mrs. John Musselman, Jan.
22, at 2:00 P M. —Reporter.
At Camp Hulen
Thomas Erwin, local representa-
tive of the Texas State Employ-
ment Service which is affiliated
with the United States Employ-
ment Service, has established his
headquarters at Camp Hulen in the
offices of the Construction Quarter-
master, where he will conduct the
services of his office.
He reports that he has several
applications for part time clerical
work and has already secured posi-
tions for several applicants and has
found satisfactory employees for
those wishing to secure additional
The Manager, Tenth U. S. Civil
Service District, Customhouse, New
Announcements, applications, and
supplimentary forms for the above
examinations may be obtained from
the Secretary, Board of U. S. Civil
Service Examiners, Post Office,
Palacios, Bay City, Edna, El Cnmpo
and Port Lavaca, Texas; or from
the Manager, Tenth U. S. Civil
Service District, Customhouse, New
Place of employment: Quarter-
master Corps, War Department,
Camp Hulen, Palacios. Texas.
Mrs. J. K. Paulk went to Angle,
ton Sunday for a visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Phillip Ludwick
Makes Inspection of
Camp Hulen Training
Lieutenant-Colonel H. S. Clarkson,
Washington, D. C., a staff officer
in the office of the army’s inspect-
or General spent the week in camp
Hulen making a complete in spec-
tion of all phrases of the Camp’s
operation, including an inspection
of the progress of construction.
Immediately upon arrival at the
camp last Monday Colonel Clarkson
conferred with Brigadier General
Harvey C. Allen, camp Commander.
Colonel Clarkson was here in time
to witness the unprecedented rain
of Monday night and Tuesday morn-
ing when 3.18 inches of rain fell
causing a quagmire thoughout the
camp area, slowing the progress of
construction and causing traffic
PUT UP TO TAKE OUT
POOL — SNOOKER
DOMINOS — SHINE STAND
VIRGIL SELLS, Prop.
Camp Hulen last fall from Camp
The 203rd and 197th will follow
the bay state boys to the firing
point, so, by early in the spring
the whole camp will have gotten
in a little shooting.
Titus On Leave
For your information here in
Palacios, Major Cliff Titus, chap-
lain of the 203rd, and a mighty
popular man in these parts, is home
in Joplin, Missouri, this week on
leave to visit with his family and
friends. It is his first trip home
since he came down here with the
regiment last September.
There are a lot of new non-coms
out at the camp this week, due to
the arrival of a new organization
table received by the former na-
tional guard regiments.
The increase in the size of the
regiments is due to the arrival of
the trainees, which already have
been assigned to various battery
rosters, although they will remain
a part of their provisional bat-
talions until the completion of their
30-day basic training course.
Basic training this first week for
the trainees includes military cour-
tesy and discipline, hygene and
sanitation, first aid, care and use
of equipment, infantry drill, use of
the rifle, defense duty, defense
against chemical warfare, defense
against aerial and mechanical units,
marching, hasty shelter and anti-
Camp Is Prepared
The traineees were brought into
a prepared camp area on their ar-
They didn’t have to pitch in and
“On nnd ufter Wednesday,
January 8, 1941, there will be
Anti-Aircraft gun firing from
a position in the State High-
way Park near the La Salle
monument (three miles south-
east of Magnoliu Beach) daily
(except Sundny and holidays)
from 8:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.
Danger area: The area in
Matagorda Bay between a
line running south-east thru
the La Salle monument nnd
a line La Salle monument—
mouth of Karanknwa Pass to
a distance of 15,000 yards.
All boats are requested to
stay out of this area during
the hours of firing except
when making transit across
the area in the usual chan-
nels. A large red flag will be
displayed near the La Salle
monument when firing is be-
Mrs. Hugh B. Douglas announces
the marriage of her daughter,
Dorothy Douglas Franks, to Mr.
James Arthur Collins, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur S. Collins of Bay
City. The ceremony took place in
Corpus Christi, Friday, January 10,
and after a trip to Mexico City
Mr. and Mrs. Collins will make
their home in Bay City.
throw up shelter tents or clean up
their area. That was all fixed.
Their tents were pitched. They
had fires in them. Those who a
rived Saturday night found their
beds even made—sheets turned
New kitchens, with experienced
cooks to oversee the work, are pro-
vided for the men until they learn
"The way of the army.”
And, today you can ask any of
the old timers out at Camp Hulen
about the new men and they will
,tell you “They’re the finest bunch
of boys. They’re going to make
A large per eentage of them are
volunteers, although there are some
whose numbers were selected and
they were ordered into the service
for a year.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. White of
Rockdale, were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bowden.
Mrs. White and Mrs. Bowden are
Our NEW Fountain
WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Friday Jan. 17th
Serving all Kinds of Fountain Drinks.
Nester Drug Co.
gnMMilli .MW OWN im
“WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT
COME IN AND GET IT”
Agent Sinclair Refining Company (Inc.)
T. A. CASTLETON, Agent, Bay City
JACK RAMZEL, Station, Palacios
U. S. Civil Service
Exams, Local Work
Assistant Fire Chief: (For filling
the position of Assistant Fire Chief,
$2300 a year and Section Chief,
$2000 a year Less for re-
tirement annuity). Applications
must be filed before the close of
business February 10, 1941.
General Mechanic: (To fill the
position of Gas Mechanic, $1680 a
year) (Less 3for retirement
annuity). Applications must be fil-
ed before the close of business on
January 23, 1941,
Foreman of Laundry; For fill-
ing the position of Senior Laundry
Foreman, $1680 a year and Laun-
dry Foreman, $1500 a year (Less
3,i'/r for retirement annuity). Ap-
plications must be filed before the
close of business on January 23,
Laundry Operative: $960 a year
(Less Z'kc'< for retirement an-
nuity). Applications may be filed
until further notice.
Applications for the above four
examinations must be filed with
Army Officers on Active Duty
WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER YOU A NEW
TYPE OF POLICY ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF THE U. S. ARMY
LET US EXPLAIN OUR NEW
ALL RISK COVERAGE ON
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