Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1951 Page: 2 of 10
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Thursday. February 1,1951
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SOMBRE TONE PERVADES
Inauguration at the state cap-
itol was stripped of all but the
bare essentials this year. Lacking
was the customary big parade,
followed later by gay parties and
Before a small crowd, made up
mostly of state employees and Aus-
tin citizens, Governor Allan Shiv-
ers and Lieutenant Governor Ben
Ramsey took their oaths of office
at high noon on the steps of the
The inauguration speeches were
brief, and emphasized the serious-
ness of the occasion. The governor
reiterated his plea that the Leg-
islature confine its business to the
essentials, make the necessary ap-
propriations, with the gieatest
economy possible, and balance the
budget with the minimum of new
Midwestern University band of
Wichita Falls serenaded the new
officials, providing the only color-
ful note to what was otherwise a
sombre occasion. A 19-gun salute,
l!3|^J)y_a detachment of the Na-
tional Guard, served as a grim
reminder that the security of the
state and nation is threatened by
existing state government func-
tions have first been disposed of.
This rule is in contrast to the
situation which developed during
the 51st session, when the Legisla-
ture overspent estimated income by
several million dollars, before com-
pleting the regular appropriation
This action resulted in the gov-
ernor having to call the law-
makers back for a special session
last year. To meet the budget
deficit the Legislature voted a tem-
porary increase of 10 per cent in
the omnibus tax law and a special
tax of 1-cent was added on the
sale of each cigarette package.
IN PALACIOS HISTORY
FROM OUR EARLY FILES
10 YEARS AGO
Civil and military authorities
were investigating the death of T.
R. Emory, who died Tuesday as a
result of on alleged street brawl
Thirty members of the Houston
Chamber of Commerce on a viood
Will trip, advertising the Houston
Fat Stock Show and Livestock Ex-
position to be held February 5
through 12, were here Wednesday.
Nineteen draftees left for Hous-
ton January 30 to report for in-
Mrs. H. S. Baldrce died suddenly
Tuesday night in Conroe.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Shelton an-
nounced the arrival of a baby girl.
Louis Stratos and Charlie Pap-
pas, proprietors of the new Louis
Steak House, served the city offi-
cials and volunteer firemen a de-
licious turkey dinner Sunday.
J. W. Stewart purchased the Py-
bus Building, which was recently
moved to the alley from Main
Street, and had moved his stock
of furniture into the building.
THE AMERICAN, WAY
SPEAKER USES A NEW
SESSION WORK BEGINS
With all of the preliminaries
complete, the 52nd session of the
Legislature got down to "brass
tacks” last week, as a flood of
proposed laws was dropped into
the hoppers of both the Senate
Generally there seemed to be a
feeling among members of the Leg-
islature, that this session will set
a new record for harmony.
There were no discordant notes
during the organization period,
with no partisan contests to fill
either the post of Speaker of the
House or the position of President
Pro Tempore of the Senate.
The administrative staffs for
both houses were also chosen with-
out any contests. In nearly every
case the Senate and House cnose
experienced people to fill the jobs
of helping the lawmakers. These
arc the sergeant-at-arms, door-
keepers, the various clerks who
keep the legislative machinery
from becoming fouled up, and not
least of all, the page boys who
run errands for the lawmakers.
MUST BE PASSED FIRST
Members of the Texas Legisla-
ture voted last week to impose on
themselves a rule which will pre-
vent the passage of any special ap-
propriation bills until the regular
appropriations for carrying on the
In making his committee as-
signments for the 52nd Legisla-
ture Speaker Reuben E. Senterfitt
has adopted a novel plan, which
so far as can be recalled has not
been used before in organizing
On the appropriations committee
of the House the Speaker named
only representatives from districts
which have no state institutions
within their borders. As a result,
there are no “big city” representa-
tives on this committee. Rather it
is made up of lawmakers from the
smaller towns, scattered over ev-
ery part of Texas. This committee,
the Speaker hopes, will be econ-
omy-minded in passing upon ap-
To balance the spending pro-
gram of the appropriations com*
mittee, there must be, everyone
agrees, some additional tax rev-
enue. Tax laws must originate in
the House, and to reach the floor
of that body, a tax bill must first
be approved by the committee on
revenue and taxation.
On this key committee Speaker
Senterfitt appointed a group which
is dominated by members from
Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, San
Antonio, Waco, Beaumont, Galves-
ton, El Paso, Abilene and Texar-
Besides the big cities represent-
ed, there are members from An-
gleton, Mexia, Eastland, Miami,
Henderson, and Tyler, all of which
are oil-producing districts.
The representatives on this com-
mittee are therefore those who rep-
resent districts which contain the
big business interests of Texas.
This line-up of the two leading
House committees will have a pro-
found effect on the policies fol-
lowed by the present session. It is
the first time in our legislative his-
tory that there has been such a
sharp line drawn between the
spending committee and the tax-
ing committee of the House. Those
who pass on appropriations in this
session will be a strictly small-
town group, who are generally
considered to be more apt to watch
On the other hand the big city
representatives who dominate the
committee which will write a tax
bill are likewise apt to be conserv-
ative, and it is believed that they
will generally favor a broad base
type of tax program, rather than
throw the extra tax burden chief-
ly on the corporations.
15 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 27, was an-
nounced as the date for the annual
banquet of the Chamber of Com-
Four candidates announced for
the office of city secretary. F. A.
Sisson for reelection; J. E. Robin-
son, Mrs. C. L. Haynes, and Mrs.
Jay W. Barr.
The annual gathering of Palacios
visitors was held in the BYPU
grounds with Mr. and Mrs. H.
Bentz as hosts.
A hearing was scheduled for
February 18 for the application of
Burton D. Hurd and Vernon Hurd
for permit to construct two irri-
gation dams, one across Trcs-Pala-
cios Bay and the other across Car-
the school grounds, being spon-
sored by the Civic League.
The second Lyceum number
“Musical Arts Quartet” at the high
20 YEARS AGO
The marriage of Miss Aspacia
Glaros, daughter of Mr. and Mrs
M. Glaros, to Paul S. Pavalides of
Houston was solemnized in the
Gipsy Smith Jr. was conducting
evangelistic services in Bay City
Plans were being made for the
construction of a new county jail
in Bay City.
H. C. Ellis, one of the early cit-
izens of Francitas, died at his
home in Bay City.
FEDERAL LAND BANK
FARM AND RANCH LOANS
LONG TERM PREPAYMENTS LOW INTEREST
FOR PURCHASE, REFINANCE, IMPROVEMENT
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WARREN E. HART, Secretary-Treasar«
Wharton National Farm Loan Absn. Buildino
204 South Houston Street
school was greeted by a full house.
‘Tom Thumb Wedding,” pre-
sented by pupils of East Bay
School was a grand success.
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25 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Driskill
of Dallas announced the birth of a
baby girl born January 25.
Joe B. Feather, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, reported
numerous inquiries about Palacios
as a health and pleasure resort,
also possibilities in a business field.
Mrs. Eva Hood, Worthy Matron,
of the local O.E.S. Chapter, an-
nounced the coming visit of the
State Worth Grand Matron.
Pete Williams reported it had
been 31 years since he had seen
this section covered with a blanket
of snow such as fell. The temper-
ature was just below freezing and
no damage was reported.
CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S BALL
“DANCE THAT LITTLE CRIPPLED CHILDREN
AT THE PALACIOS PAVILION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
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H.C. (Howard) CAMPBELL
4th & Commerce Phones: Res. 3551, Off. 3001
30 YEARS AGO
Newcomers to the Turtle Bay
community were Mr. Mosley and
family from Oklahoma.
Miss Edith Clement, school cor-
lespondcnt, reported the new term
started with everyone much inter
ested in the program of improving
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If a man isn’t able to eat the
foods he likes he’s in mighty
sorry shape — imagine going
through life without being able
to enjoy a fine big platter of
bacon and eggs. That is the way
Joseph N. Da-
millot, 3414 E.
5th Street, Day-
ton, Ohio, used
to be, but since
he has been
COL, he says
he feels just
fine and is able
to enjoy lots
and lots of fine
foods. Mr. Da-
that taking IIADACOL helped his
system overcome a deficiency of
Vitamins B,, B., Niacin and Iron.
Here is Mr Damillot’s state-
ment: “My first bottle of HAD-
ACOL convinced me that HAD-
ACOL was what I needed for the
gas on my stomach at nights. I
could not keep food on my stom-
ache, but after the first bottle
I was going great. Now I eat
bacon and eggs, and other foods
that never would stay with me.
I also can sleep well at nights.
Thanks to HADACOL. I will
never be without it, and can
recommend it to all who suffer
with the above ailments that I
had. I know because I have
suffered for quite some time.”
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