Edna Weekly Herald (Edna, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 29, 1947 Page: 1 of 12
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Vol. No. 40, No. 29
Edna, Jackson County Texas, Thursday, May 29th, 1947
Senator Fred Mauritz
Passed Away Saturday
Swiii I nr Fred Mauritz, member of
tlio well known linn of Mauritz
Hrol tiers of (innnilo, diril in t In*
Nightingale Hospital' in HI Cnnipo
Sal unlay. May li II li, at noon, follow-
inn a pro! radial illness. For flic
pasl several nionlhs lie hail linen in
Brooklyn. N. Y„ under Hie treal meat
of a nationally known spceialist, tail
liis condition continued to grow worse.
A few weeks In fore li is death Mr.
Mauritz. requested that lie lie brought:
inane to die. In accordance with that
wish, he arrived in 101 Canipo a few
weeks ago in a chartered plane. The
announcement of his death, while
causing universal sorrow in our sec-
tion, was no surprise to relatives
The body was brought to his
home in (hinado Sunday where it lay
in state from 1 :(Kt to 5:00 that after-
noon. During this time a great host
of friends <d’ this deservedly popu-
lar man visited the home to pay
their last 'tribute of love and re-
The funeral service was held at
the, First American Lutheran Church
of 111 Canipo at 12:30 1’. M. Monday,
May 20. The service was conducted
by the pastor of that church. Inter-
ment. was made in the Forest Park
Cemetery, Houston, beside the re-
... mains of his wife..
Fred Mauritz was horn March 10,
1SN2 at Odeholt, Iowa, son of Mr.
and Mrs. N. Mauritz, Swedish immi-
grants. lie mnved to Jackson Coun-
ty with his parents in 1893. His
father bought a farm in the Ganado
area, and. it was not long until his
sons were in several business endeav-
ors in that little city. Fred attend-
ed and graduated from the Edna
High School, a private school con-
ducted in tliis city by the late Mr.
John Corrcll. Later he attended
Bethany College in the State'of Kan-
sas. His early adult life was spent
in the hardware business in Ganado
"which was one of the business con-
cerns operated by Mauritz Brothers.
Later lie became identitied with the
business of banking, extensive rice
farming, cattle raiding, oil agencies
and general farming. Under the able
management of members of this firm,
which was composed of T. N. Mauritz,
Fred Mauritz and Harry Mauritz,
Hie business enterprises grew and
prospered, and in later years the de-
velopment of oil fields on their lands,
lieliied to make this one of South
Texas’ largest business firms.
In 1980 the subject of this sketcli
was married to Miss Carrin Foreman,
n member of a prominent and pioneer
Livingston family. tess than three
years later Mrs. Mauritz passed
away, leaving her faithful anil devot-
ed husband an infant daughter, Car-
I’pun tlie earnest solicitation of
Jackson anil 'Wharton County friends,
Mr. Mauritz lifetime a candidate for
representative in 1935 from this dis-
trict. He was elected and served
two terms. His indefatigable en-
ergy, his keen business judgment, his
rugged honesty' and his pleasing per-
sonality soon made him au outstand-
ing legislator. Later lie became a
candidate for, and was elected, sena-
tor from tliis district, which office
Correll And Kimble
The marriage of Miss Dortli.v tea
Correll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. it.
N. 'Correll, and Mr. .1. II. Kimble,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Kimble of
Houston, was solemnized Tuesday
evening at the Allen Memorial Presby-
Jtev. John Newton performed the
ceremony before an altar adorned
with standards of white gludiola and
fern, lighted by cathedral tapers in
The bride, who entered with her
father, wore a white gabardine rip-
ple tail suit and white accessories.
Her corsage was of baby sweetheart
.Miss Dorothy Baxter and Miss
Dorothy Korenek were her only at-
tendants. They were dressed alike
in blue shadow sheer chiffon, and al-
so had white accessories. Their cor-
sarges were of white carnations.
.Jack Standard of Houston served
as best man and Albert Thurmond
Tlie nuptial music was rendered by
Mrs. T. J. Bolling on the organ. Mrs.
Hugh inteley sang, "I Love You
Truly,” and Mr. and Mrs. Firmin D.
Bay sang “Thine Alone.”
A reception was held after the
wedding at the home of the bride.
The bride’s table, covered with white
lace and holding the wedding cake,
was centered with plumbago flanked
by white ta iters.
Assisting in serving were Misses
Dorothy Baxter, Rosemary Holloway
and Dorothy Korenek. Miss Anita
Barnes was in charge of the bride’s
After a wedding trip to San Mar
cos, Mr. and Mrs. Kimble will make
their home in Houston where the
groom will resume liis studies at the
University of Houston. The bride
formerly attended nursing school at"1
Jefferson Davis Hospital.
The out-of-town guests included
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Kimble, of Hous-
ton, Mrs. B. B. Thorn and Nancy of
Tomball, Mrs. Mollie Kimble of Mar-
lin, Shirley Manns, Mary Jackson,
Reniona DuBose of Houston, Mr. and
Mrs. Wells • McDowell of Corpus
Cliristi, Mrs. Fred Jackson of Cameion,
Mrs. Pauline Sehnoor of San Antonio,
Mrs. Gus Lowrance and son of San
Alitonio, Max Bate, Jr. and Mrs. Ruth
Riley Rate of Sim Antonio.
COWBOY MEMORIAL STADIUM
(High School Gymnasium in Case of Inclement Weather)
Thursday Evening, May 29, 1917
THEME: DESIGN FOR LIVING
Processional—“Pomp and Circumstance," ..........................Elgar
Edna High School Band, Directed by Mr. it. J. Kluge
"Tlie Star Spangled Runner"
Ed tin High School Band
Miss Edna Long
Mr. L. A. Parks, Junior
President of the Senior Class
()ur Lives Thus Far
' influences Thus Far
A Blue Print For Living
Miss June Dennrd
Miss Anna Yendrey
Mr. B. B. Iinyes
instrumental Quartet - "When Day is Done,” Katscher
June Denuril, Myrteil McPhail, Elsie Porter and Jolinsie Tatum
Presentation of Eleanor Brnckcnridge Award to Miss June Dennrd,
Emir-Year Honor Student Mrs. W. 10. Whitfield, President
Presentation of the Citizenship Award, Made I!y American Ix'gion, to
Miss Elsie Ruth Porter .... Mr. Claudius Brunei], Commander
Presentation of Honor Groups... Mr. I!, it. Iiayes, Superintendent
.June Dennrd, Graduating .With Highest Honor
Anna Yendrey, Graduating With High Honor
Carolina Gonzales, Graduating With High Honor
Edna Long, Graduating With Honor
L. A. Parks, Junior, Graduating With Honor
SPECIAL AWARDS AS VOTED BY TIIE CLASS.
H. K. Staples, Editor and Proprietor
Edna Schools To Close
46-47 Term This Week
L. A. Parks, Junior
Best All-round Student
Rest Student Leader
Class Prayer ..................................-.....Miss Carolina Gonzales
Presentation of the Senior .Class for Graduation..... Principal F. D. Ray
Presentation of Diplomas:
Mr. (). B. Fenner .... President of the Board of Education
Mr. A. W. Tisdale Secretary of the Board of Education
Edna High School
Cecil Doll Fenner
L. A. Parks
Mr. L. L. Zimmermann..
Mrs. G. 0. Schicwitz_______
“Auld Lang Syne”
“Old ..Edna High.”
Edna Won Sunday
By Score Of 5 To 1
lie held until'his death. Throughout
liis senatorial career he was recogniz-
(Concludeil on page 2)
To Take Practical
Aubrey Stalling, popular member
of tlie Edna school faculty and as-
sistant. football coach, will begin a
practical training course with the
Walgreen Drug Company in Houston
next week. He will study all phases
of the successful Walgreen System
in Houston, Chicago and in other
ageeucy stores in South Texas.
This training period is preparatory
to the opening of a Walgreen Agency
Store in Edna, to be known as tlie
Lee Drug Company. The Lee Drug
Company is to lie established by a
partnership including Dr. Bud Lee,
Harrison Stafford, l’ete Laydeu and
Aubrey Stallings, the latter to lie
store manager. AU members of the
partnership are popular and deserv-
ing' young men, and they have many
friends in Edna and Jackson County
who will be glad to learn that they
are entering Edna’s business circles.
Aubrey's previous drug store ,.ex-
perience while in college at Hunts-
ville, Texas, and experiences in
handling goods as a director of the
Army Air Force Rest Hotels in Capri,
Rome, Naples and Venice, Italy, and
in Nice and Combs, France, well
qualify him to direct the soda-lunch-
eon department, which ia to be featur-
ed in the Lee Drug Company store
in our city.
We are informed the Lee store
building will . be modernized in every
detail- including air conditioning,
»*T' Auld lie a real credit to our
The American Legion is making big
plans for tlie Memorial Day Services
Friday. Yice-Cmdr. W. A. Cline
of tilt- 0th Legion District, will make
the main address. A tiring squad is
being.. planned, and taps will ibe
sounded if a bugler can be located.
Ex-Servicemen and Logiannaires are
to meet Thursday to have the graves
cleaned and ngaon on Friday morn-
ing a cheek will be made.
The .services will start at 2 p. m.
at tlie Cemetery and all Legion-
naires are requested to wear their
A community jinlemorial ^service
had ins'll planned for Sunday night,
but. eaeii pastor in Edna was con-
tacted and tlie various churches have
deeided to hold their own individual
memorial service next Sunday morn
Contact tin' Legion Auxiliary if
you have any flowers for the wreaths.
Cindr. American Legion Post
Yoakum Boosters Here
The Yoakum Tom Tom motorcade
readied Edna a little late Tuesday
afternoon, but the visitors were, wel-
comed by a good sized crowd as they
stopped on Main street to make their
announcements and to invite the Ed-
na people to their celebration June
12, 13 anil 14. Our neighbors to the
northwest are a live bunch and when
they throw a party you can count on
it being worth attending.. Tliis year’s
Tom Tom promises to be ‘better than
ever” or at least up to standard and
we of Jacskon County know what
that means. Geo. W. Barron, super-
intendent of Yoakum-schools, headed
the speaking delegation. In the
crowd of Yoakiimites was our old
friend, H. D. Meister, former pub-
lisher and editor of the Yoakum Her-
ald, now retired. Mr. Meister is the
‘daddy” of the Tom TonFand no man
has its interest *at heart more than
this good citizen, and he is doing a
full share in helping to make the
1947 celebration a success.
Playiqg errorless ball behind tlie
seven hit pitching of John Valigura
the Edna Pipeliners defeated the
Gonzales Indians Sunday afternoon
on the Matilda Compressor Station
diamond by the score of 5 to 1. By
winning this game, the local team
notched up its first victory of thu
After tlie torrential rains Friday
morning and Saturday niglit, few
people expected the game to lie play-
ed as scheduled. However, local
baseball officials ‘'burned off" tlie
playing field and due to tliis and tlie
strong wind and sunshine Sunday
morning, by game lime the diamond
was in better than fair condition.
This was evidenced by the fact that
only one .error made made during tlie
only one error was made during the
John Valigura, who lias pitched
some good games for I he Pipeliners
Ibis season despite the fact that they
had not won u game, was the Edna
pitcher, and, as usual, pitched a very
creditable game, lie allowed only
seven bits, gave 3 bases on bulls and
struck out s. Rut not only did lie
(Concluded on back page)
In the case of tlie State of Texas
vs. Have Lentlienvuod, charged with
the theft of bugs, In ills! riel euiii't
last week Ibe defendant was assess-
ed by a jury a term of live years in
tlie penitentiary with the recommen-
dation that the sentence lie suspend-
ed. Leathenvood, Leslie Matthews
and Roy Runnels were jointly charg-
ed with killing and stealing hogs
from Dan Utz of the Morales section.
Last week upon request, of the de-
fendants tlie cases were severed and
wit be tried separately, and the
Leathenvood case was the first of
the three to go to hat.
In tlie trial last week, Leathenvood
admitted shooting the hogs, which
were in tlie Utz pasture, but lie
claimed one of his companions, Roy
Runnels, told him they were wild
hogs, belonging to no one and there
was no law against killing them.
The jury evidently did not go along
with him on that story, for he ad-
mitted that none of the hogs ran
while lie was killing four of them, in-
dicating that they were not very
wild after jail.
Lefttherwood’s good reputation in
his home town of West Columbia,
probably saved him from haying to
serve the term. Probably his age
forty odd years—also had a tear-
ing on tlie suspended sentence.
The Runnels case was postponed
last week because of the illness of
one of .the defense attorneys, Jim
New Drainage Plan
John / O. Stovall, county farm
agent, called a meeting Thursday
niglit for the purpose of considering
the advisability of , attempting to
bet. a drainage and soil survey by the
Bureau of Reclamation of the tU. S.
Department of Interior of the Dry
Among those present were County
Judge M. L. Colitis, Commissioners
Fred l’orche and Grady Ivelloii,
Drainage Commissioners Ed Aslieek,
Mark Hutcheson and Calvin Evans,
Mayor Harry Mauritz and City Com-
missioner Bob Mi-Clung, Judge S. G.
Sample, Judge Jim. T. Vance, Dr.
R. 10. Lee, Carlos Bonnot, Alvin Mil-
ler, Jack Cleveland, II. K. Staples,
and Mr. Stovall.
The Bureau of Reclamation engi-
neers have visited Jackson County
several times lately, and it. seems
that the county lias been looked over
with tlie idta of establishing n pro-
of t this kind, and it seems that
the Dry Creek area was selected be-
cause a small, district Wont'S serve
a large number of prole, y
As we understand tlie project, the
Reclamation Bureau will make the
preliminary survey free of charge.
This survey will be presented to a
committee of local iieoplo. if tlie
committee feels it is not justified in
going further into the project that,
will end tlie matter. However, if.
tlie committee report is favorable to
tiie project, steps will be taken to
organize a district to install drain-
age, and other interns involved.
The government survey will be
very comprehensive, and will include
a survey of tlie soil, drainage, water
conservation, and in fact, about every-
thing ,-esi'a rob work can provide for
for us. If the district is organized
and the people of tlie district signi-
fy tlie desire for the work, then the
Bureau of Reclamation will com-
plete the job, providing all expenses
pertaining to the work. When com-
pleted the tax-payers of tiie district
will reimburse tlie government for
the work of installing tlie project on
an annual basis.
Several projects of tliis kind are
now being installed in our territory.
There is one in Ft. Rend County—
tlie Rig Creek Area, and interest in
its development is wide-spread among
the land owners and business men of
The writer readily admits that he
does not understandall about a
reclamation district, bpt as far as
we know, the project looks mighty
good. , The Dry . Creek water shed
will cover probably 20,000 acres and
when the federal government engi-
neers and technicians work it over
(Concluded on back page)
The United Council of
of Church Women.
May 20th, 1947.
Met in the Methodist Church to
observe Fellowship Day. Mrs. Herbert
Elder of Houston, president of the
’Seventh District, was our guest
speaker. Mrs. Dunbaugh, also of
Houston, was a guest.
At 1 p. m. forty women gathered
around the beautifully decorated
tables for lunch. Mrs. Helen Garner
1:45 P, M. Mrs. Laurence Hale
gave a 15-minute recital of classical
Meeting called to order by the'
president, Mrs. Viola Galbraith.
Hymn sting hy the audience,
A quartet)—MesdameS John New-
ton, A, F- " Mulholland, John T.
Vanqe, Jr., and Jess Kern sang im
pressively “Angel Voices Ever Sing-
Devotional—Mrs. L. E. Barrett.,
who chose from the 5lli Chapter of
Matthew her text: "tel. Your Eight
So Shine," giving reasons how and
why church women should lie inter-
ested in the Unity . of Community
Mrs. Elder was then introduced.
She explained1 the state work of the
council; also told of tlie chapel for
girls the Houston Council had built,
paid for and dedicated for tlie pro-
moting of Christian living. Her
speech was educational and greatly
appreciated. Ton cities compose thu
The free will offerings Ibis year
go to the women missionaries return-
ing to the devastated countries of
Japan, China and Korea.
A vote of appreciation was extend-
ed .Mrs. Elder for her visit with us.
Mrs. Diiiibnugli, in a few well
chosen remarks, told of the Council
work in Houston, also that Mrs. El-
der had served the slate council as
treasurer for two yearn;
Mrs. F. D. Bay sang a nielso so-
prano solo iii her usual phasing
The audience sang “Blest lie The
Tie That Binds.”
Mrs. Volkmer closed tlie meeting
The Edna Council wishes to
thank all tlio.se who helped make the
day a success; also for the use of
tiie Methodist ; also the Elina Herald.
Committees were Mrs. J. E. Din-
ger, chairman; Mrs. E. D. White,
Floral Committee: Mrs. Hubert
Ratliff, Mrs. Frances Farquhur, and
Mrs. S. G. Sample.
At the close of the meeting Mrs.
Elder , held a short conference with
the officers of the Edna Council.
Howard Ross of Ganado was
mingling .with Edna friends and
looking after business matters in the
county seat yesterday. Mr. Ross has
just .recently been ’discharged from
an El Canipo hospital where he un-
derwent a surgical operation. We
ate glad to learn that he has about
fully recovered liis usual good health.
While here yesterday he called in at
this office to advance his Herald date.
(Note: ’I’ll is article appears on
another page of this issue, but when
It was printed tlie proof hud not teen
read, lienee there are several errors
in it. For that reason, it is printed
The Presbyterian Auxiliary Birth-
day was held May 22nd, 1947, at 4
P. M. in the Educational Building.
in tlie absence of the president,
Mrs. Alice Clement, Vice-President,
Mrs. ■-Dorothy Lowrance presided:
Program Subject: “Brothers or
tender-—Mrs. John Newton.
Organist—Mrs. Enid Bolling.
Prayer—Miss Gordie Correll.
“Brotherhood.”—Mrs. Wm. Hamb-
“Christian Brotherhood.”—Mrs. W.
“God’s Testing.”—Mrs. Bill Fenner
"Our Neighbors at our Doors.”—
Mrs. Lynn Davis.
‘The Voice of God.”—Mrs. John
Hymn: “A I’rayer and a Chal-
lenge.’—Mrs. John Newton.
Celebrating with a birthday party
was instituted by Mrs. W. C. Wins-
horough, May 22, 1922.
Gifts tliis year wil go to China,
Japan and Korea.
Decorating Committee: Mrs. E. II.
Seidel, chairman; Mrs. E. D. White
and Mrs. Lydia Bratton.
Floral decorations of Palms, Mag-
nolia blossoms, Cape Jasemlne, lilies
and flowers pf, bright hue were artis-
tic. and unique.
Hostess Committee; Mrs. Herbert
Melton, Mrs. Carver Good, Mrs. Her-
man Gerjes, and Mrs. Lynn Davis.
Their table for lunch service marked
the 25tli anniversary in silver let-
tering and blue cakes. Each person
attending was presented a corsage.
I* v .
This week’s graduating exercises
close mint her very successful term
of school. The graduating class is
nut ns large ns ill some previous
yenrs, numbering only 31, but, every-
thing considered, we feel that, the
hns been "a highly successful
TIIE VESPER SERVICE.
Bev. E V. Young, pastor of the
Ednu Methodist Church, delivered the
biioculaiireate si'rrtmn Sunday eve-
ning ut tlie Methodist Church. Ills
remarks were indeed timely, and his
entire sermon was one that the
clnss members should remember
throughout life’s journey. Below we
give mi outline of Ids Interesting
mill able .sermon:
Scripture Verse* Ye ate the salt
of the i'll I'll!: But. if the salt have
lost liis savour, wherewith shall it
be .suited? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to Ik- east out, and
to lie trodden under foot of men.—
MnI (hew 5:13.
To tlie 1947 graduation class of the
Edna High' School, I deem it a great
privilege to eome before you on this
noble occasion to deliver your bac-
on la urea to sermon. I congratulate
you on your successful _ achievement
* in being numbered with this splendid
class of young men and women.
1 am not going to say to you the
time-worn traditional saying that
“you are just beginning.” But let me
remind you that your education be-
gan even before you learned to
speak, and as you come to this epoch
in your life you have already travel-
ed one-third of tlie Jjuqpney of
life us far as we know of life’s ex-
pectancy. Therefore, the foundation
of your life as far us education,
morals and character are concern-
ed have already been laid, and your
future building will be upon that
foundation. Therefore, we • trust
that it is u solid one; one that will
withstand tlie. fears and doubts .and
temptations that urn sure to assail
you Somewhere in life.
The remarks of our text was made
by the Master of men Who knew the
frailties ami weaknesses of men, as
well us their power and strength.
He is saying to you thnt you are the
salt of your generation, and that
His teachings • and principles and
way of life as exemplified In you, are
tin* saving and preserving qualities
of life and usefulness, ns is salt that
retains its strength and saving quali-
ties wlien applied to that which is
to lie preserved.
Young ladies and gentlemen, I
wouljl remind you that you are
not living in a world that is a toy-
land or a play-house. You are liv-
ing in a world of reality, and not one
of make believe. The world problems
confront ing you are perhaps unlike
any of known history.
You are launched out into a world
(t 'nnelHded nn back .page)
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