Edna Weekly Herald (Edna, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1946 Page: 1 of 12
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jjl Vol. No. 39, No. 44 Edna, Jackson County,Texas, Thursday, September 12th, 1946
H. K. Staples, Editor and Proprietor
Edna Lost Opening
Play-off Game 2-1
From nil accounts, they had quite
- a hull game out at the Matilda Com-
presor Station diamond Sunday af-
ternooii when the Edna Pipellners,
winners of the first half, met the
Victoria Rosebuds, second half win-
ners, in the first game of the play-off
series. Victoria won this important
game by the score of - to 1, and in
so doing established themselves as
deeidid favorites to win the cham-
jpiiontdiip. However, | the Pipellners
slill have a chance and they are not
yet ready to concede that Victoria
has the better team. However, they
do not offer any excuse for losing
.less Ling, right hander, was Mana-
ger Homer Brown’s choice to pitch
this game for the lfipeliners. Jess
pitched a good game insofar as hold-
ing the Rosebud hatters in check, but
a streak of wildness proved very
costly and the three wild pitches
lessened ids chances of winning.
True, the Pipellners did not give
him hut one run. Taken ail, in all
Jess pitched a good game, but it
^Organized Recently I Are Here
A representative group of men of
Ganado, vitally interested and eon
cerned in the prosperity, growth and
improvement of their town, met last
week for the purpose of forming a
Chandler of Commerce. Officers were
elected, and a night for the the first
meeting of the Chamber of Com-
merce ,\vns set for Thursday night of
lliis week, September 12■ li, at 7:30
p. m. at the High School Cafeteria
where a meal will be served at one
dollar a plate.
Everyone, particularly the business
men, who are interested in the work
a Chamlier of Conimere can do for
a better Ganado, is urged to com • to
the meeting at Ihe High School Cafe-
teria on Thu sday night, September
12 at 7:30.
His First Day!
School’s opening- day!
The apron ties
Are severed once
For when a son
To school first hies,
The child is father
Of the man,
And certain is
The man is born,
Begins his span
Starts to school.
-Jp.v? ‘J V
A large number of ex-service men
had a great time out at the Edna
Roping Club grounds on the Dewey
just I Strane Ranch Tuesday night when
happened that Rode, Rosebud hurler the veterans of World War 1 threw
the teams was anything to get excit- invited a veteran of World
ed about. They made a total of 9 II, and that meant a pretty
hits and «8 errors. Edna outhit Vic-
toria 5 to 4, while in fielding Victoria
had the edge, making ii errors to 5
for the Pipellners.
For some reason, probably an over-
sight, the local team failed to turn
in a box score of the game. How-
ever, Chester Evans, sports writer for
the Victoria Advocate, covered the
game for his puper, and we are using
his splendid write-up below.
By CHES EVANS.
EDNA, Sept. 8th.—Nook Rode, a
Victorian the Army taught to- pitch
as well as light, bested the veteran
Jess Ding in u sterling mound duel
here Sunday afternoon to give the
Rosebuds a 2 to 1 decision over the
Edna Pipellners in the opening game
of tlie Guadalupe Valley League play-
off series. Ednas’ largesl crowd of
tlie year witnessed the thriller play-
ed under overcast skies.
The victory gave Manager James
Lloyd's Rattling Buds a strangle
hold on the championship cup. Next
woe kthe two teams square away at
Victoria’s College Park. If Edpa
wins tlie second game,, then the two
teams will collide again at Victoria
Half of the huge throng which saw
Sunday’s gatne was from Victoria, it
was estimated. And they hacked the
Rosebuds with “folding cabbage” as
well as giving them their vocal sup-
Both pitcliers went the distance
and turned in well pitched games,
with Ling’s three wild pitches in the
second frame proving tlie difference.
Momentarily wild, Ling wild-pitched
Jimmy Spoon, who laid made first
with the game’s first hit, to second,
then to third and the across home
Ling, a surprise starter for Mana-
ger Homer Brown's outfit, since he
has been unable1 to start and finish a
game this year because of an arin'in-
jury suffered in Germany,
crowd was - present, and especially
were there present a number of very
The occasion was thoroughly enjoy-
ed by everyone ns there were oodles of
tasty veal and the trimmings that go
to make a meal fit for the most,
This meeting was principally for
engendering good fellowship among
the ex-service men of the Edna area,
and it succeeded far beyond tlie ex-
Iieetion of tlie most enthusiastic.
About the busiest place in Edna this week
was down at the Southside Schools where a
great horde cf youngsters gathered Monday
to begin or continue to learn about “reading,
and writing, etc.’’ For many it was the FIRST
DAY and with it came that great thrill seldom
ever experienced in human life.
was having a good day, too. | n mg barbecue. Each veteran of. Things are a bit crowded down there;
Neither the hitting or fielding of -this war and each Legion _ member [mainly because about 100 Northside pupils are
A'ar being taken care of. The Northside school is
being rebuilt and will not be ready for use for
many months. However, Supt. B. B. Hayes
reports that evrything is running smoothly and
they anticipate no great inconvenience.
Attendance is probably about normal. In
high school it is about 230, divided as follows:
Sophomores .........l_______„ 37 l
For some unacountable reason the senior
class is considerably below normal, but it will
probably pick up numbers as the weeks pass.
The Northside attendance has about a 10%
On the faculty this year there are 8 men,
compared to 2 the last term. The war, of course
took its toll of,men the past few years.
This ye hr there are 25 boys taking typing
and 25 boys are taking commercial law, both
being Somewhat of a record for the school.
With the opening preliminaries over, every
one is now ready to settle down and make the
most of the school term ahead.
Jury WilgNot Be
Used Next Week
Mrs. C. R. George
| Died At LaWard
The following are the petit Jurors
summoned for Monday, September lti,
at 10:00 o'clock,
of district court:
C. W. Boles
I. T. Sears
Ad. Machalek, Jr.
I. N. Mitchell
Ernest Led wig
H. S. Woodland
A. J. Scott
W. I’. Buckley
for tlie first week
Relatives and friends in Edna have
revived the following invitation. The
bride is n granddaughter of Mrs. C. R:
Thornberg of Edna and has visited
here several times. The Herald joins
her other friends here in wishing for
her and the man of her choice a full
share of happiness:
Mr. and Mrs. Christian H. Blienke
the pleasure of your company
at the marriage reception
of their daughter
Mr. Frnhcis William Judge
Sunday tlie eighth, of September
at five oeloek
1737 D. Street, Northeast
Washington, IXirstrict of Columbia
L. L. Snppington
J. H. DeAtly
II. II. Sears
W. M. Sells
A. T. Dincans
F. H. Goodman
T. I*'. Cobbs 4
C. It. George
V. II. Hardy
G. E. Peterson
E. J. Etlinger
J. E. Hamilton
(Since putting the above jury list
in type, the Herald is informed by
tlie district clerk, Mrs. Gena Lee
Lawrence, that Judge Howard P.
Green of Cuero, reported Hint tlie
jury would not lie used as tlie civil
case for which the jury was drawn
had bee-ii postponed. Ill oilier words,
there will be i^j fi/st week petit jury
Last week when the Herald pub-
lished the football schedule of several
learns in our district, we did not have
the Victoria Stingaree schedule,
hence we* are publishing it below ns it
appeared in Sunday’s Victoria Advo-
Oht 4—At Bay City
Oet. 18—At El Campo"
,oNv. 1—At Karnes City
Nov. 15—At Beeville
Nov. 27—At Cuero.
REA to Hold Annual
Meeting Oct. 5th.
Jackson Electric Co-Operative, Inc.,
wil hold its annual meeting at La
Ward High School, LaWard, Texas
in tlie afternoon of October 5, 1946.
Prizes of different kinds will be
given and a nice program rendered,
consisting of speeches and music.
The program, as a whole, will lie
allowed seen in tlie Herald a week or so lie-
only four hits, struck out four and
walked three. Rode, meanwhile, was
giving up five hits, fanning live and
issuing one base on balls.
Both hurlers were tough in tlie
clutches. Rode in the sixth struck-
out the dangerous Lou Phillips, big
catcher with men ou second and
third and two men away.
Two double plays helped pull Rode
from two tigliL spots, a fust twin
killing ending the game in tlie ninth
after Phillips hud singled to open
the inning and send chills up , and
down tlie hacks of Bud players and
The Victorians threatened in the
first inning. After Oliver Sloan
whiffed, James Loyd went all the
way to second on Hugo Kaiser's
double error of his grounder. Loyd
fore the meeting is held. In tlie
meantime, keep your eyes on these
columns for further particulars- of
Tlie public is invited to attend.
Mr. Tom Wortham of Brynn, Tex-
as, is now in Jackson County spread-
ing agricultural limestone for our
farmers and ranchers. Anyone inter-
ested can contact Mr. Wortham cither
at the AAA office or at the railroad
siding in Edna.
All Mr, Wortham needs is good
weather and lie can deliver all the
limestone you may need within the
next few days. At tlie present time he
needs a few dry spots to worn on so
• 1 , , , ” . i if your place happens to he dry enough
made-it to first, when Kaiser fumbled: * . * * ,
' 1 for a 5 ton truck i> to travel over,
tlie ball and continued on to second
when the third saeker tlirey wild to
first. But Moss rolled to second and
Lynn Loyd grounded to the pitcher.
Joe Wyatt rolled to the pitcher to
open tlie second, hut Spoon slushed
a single into left. Wild pitches sent
him all the way around while Fred
Moss was fanning. Boh MIori drew
a walk, but Phillips nipped him try-
ing to steal second.
Rode rolled; out in the third nnd
Sloan was safe on the shortstop’s
muff. H e pilfered second, but J.
Loyd popped to short and Moss fan-
ned- „ 1 .
The Buds’ second and game-vyiO:
ning tally came in the fourth. L.
Loyd walked and Wyatt sacrificed,
Loyd pulling up at third with the
batter being safe when the pitcher
muffed an easy roller. On a double
steal, Wyatt was thrown out at sec-
ofid, Hut Loyd crossed the plate with
the winning run.
The Buds were retired in order in
(Concluded on page 2)
please see Mr. Wortham
First come first served.
Tlie following marriage licenses
have been issued since our last re-
Rudolph Littlejohn and Emogine
Grover Wheeler and Jewel Hopes
Sidney J. Thompson and Dorothy
Cecil Stafford and Annisteen Hops*
Monday, September 16, is Tra’sh
Day. Have your trash in a box, sack
or basket, so that it can be easily
picked up by the trucks. The trucks
will make only one trip down your
street. Unless your trash Is ready to
load, it cannot be picked up Monday.
E. D. ANDREWS.
Opening services of „the
which is heiiig„ conducted
Church of Christ, were well attended.
Tlie nuditorium was filled lo capaci-
ty for the two opening services, and
good attendance continues. Visitors
were present Sunday from Port La-
'vaoni, Goliad. Woodsboro, yictoria,
Vanderbilt. Wharton, El Canipo, and
Palacios, Lunch was spread under
the tent which was erected on the
church grounds nnd an hour of
splendid singing was enjoyed by all
at 3 p. m. Special numbers were
rendered by the young people of the
Victoria, Vanderbilt and Edna congre-
This series of services wHIH-ontinue
through Wednesday, September 18th.
4s an added benefit to the usual gospel
-meeting there will lie a singing school
each night after the preaching ‘serv-
ice. Mr'. Teddlie is the author of a
goodly number of gospel songs nnd
conducts schools often in addition to
his preaching work. lie is being as-
sisted in this meeting by Leon Locke
of Wharton who is a splendid singer.
Both men have served theEdna con-
gregation in the ptikfc- /
Death of Child.
(By Ganado Corespondent.)
David, little son of Mr. and Mrs.
N. I!. Rufkin of Mauhro Camp, pass-
ed away- Sunday morning, September
8th, at 4:30 oeloek, in the Nightin-
gale Hospital at El Canipo. David
had apparently been in good health,
and His sudden passing was a shock
to liis loved ones and friends. He
became very ill Friday afternoon, and
was rushed immediately to the hos-
He was horn January 3, 1941, and
received Christian Baptism in the Ga-
lindo Methodist Church April 5, 1942.
He is survived by his parents; four
sisters, Myi. Norma Philips, Alice,
Thelma and Sybil, three brothers,
Ralph, Stephen and Tommy; and
two grandmothers, Mrs. Rena Jewett
and Mrs. Minnie Bufkin.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day in the Wheeler Filneral Home at
El Cnmpo with the Rev. D. D. Gray
officiating. Interment was in the El
To the bereaved ones we extend
The following Invitation, received
by Edna friends, is self-explanatory
The bride-to-be Is one of Edna’s
popular young ladies, is a graduate
of the Edna High School and Rice In-
Mr. and Mrs. Buford Gordon Henry
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Jackpot Calf Roping.
There will be some plain and fancy
roping out at the Edna Roping Club
grounds Thursday, September 19th,
beginning at 8:00 p. in., when the
Club members put on a real contest.
Tie down and breakaway contests
will lie hfeld, and some of the best
ropers of our section will be present
All ropers are cordially invited. En-
trance fee $2.00 for each contest.
Admission 50c for adults and 25c
ciation to Meet.
The Jackson County Brooder-Feed-
er Association will have its monthly
meeting Tuesday night, September
17th, 1940, in the District Court
Room, Edna, at 8:00 P. M. 1>r. II.
Schmidt, Experiment Station, Texas
A. & M. College will talk on nnu-
Everyone- Is inivted.
JNO. O. STOVALL,
County Agent, Jackson Co.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Simons "
announce the marriage of their
Mr. Harley Pressley Stell, Jr.
Wednesday, September eighteenth
Nineteen Hundred Forty-six
TheNnbove announcement Is of in-
terest to* a large number of Jackson
County people, as both the young
people are natives of Jackson Coun-
ty, both are graduates of the Edna
High School, and both are popular
young people of the younger set.
Mr. Jpmes Phillip Anthony, Jr.
Ensign United States Naval Reserve
on Saturday the 14th of September
at eight o’clock in the evening
Allen Memorial Presbyterian Church
Wi- ipiMcClung, who has been in a
Cnero' hospital for the past week or
more, will be able to return home the
latter part of the week, we are glad
to be able to announce.
Funeral services were held at 4
p. in. September 7th, for Mrs. Eula
George, 53, who passed away at her
home in LaWard Friday morning.
Services were held at the family
home in LaWard, with Rev. Frank
Hollun, pastor of the Red Bluff Bap-
tist Church, and Rev. T. D. Felts of
Interment was made In the Red
Bluff Cemetery following the fu-
, Serving us pallbcnrrs were J, J.
Hunt, J. B. Sutton, W. G. Gayle, Lee
It. Kyle, L. A. McRea, and H. P. Gof-
Honorary pall benrers were Sidney
Champagne, Gifford Champagne, Mac
McClanahnn, Frank Cobbs, J. J. Fitz-
patrick., Walter McFeron, Jim Bush,
Bryant Thedford, Grover Klaus nnd
Is'fl to mourn the passing of this
dear wife and mother are her hus-
band, Charlie Reuben George, four
sons, Ralph Darrell and Charlie, Jr.,
at home, William Franklin of Gana-
do and Herbert Marshall of Victoria,
and six daughters, Dorothy and Mel-
lm at home, Mrs, Eugene Slusner of
Edna, Mrs. George Ondrias, Jr. of Vic-
toria, Mrs. Charles O. Donahue of
Edna and Mrs. Oleason Cooper of
Mrs. George was born in Pontotoc,
Miss., Dec. 10, 1891. The George
family moved to Texas in 1923 and
him- made their home here since that
Mrs. George was truly a Christian
having been an nctlve member of the
ltaptist Church since the age of 12.
Her membership was In the Red Bluff
mr^ifeoth followed an illness of
about, eight months during which she
suffered much physical pain. Her
faith endured these dark hours.
When death came it was a welcome
While undergoing treatment at the ,
Torhett Hospital In Marlin, Texas,
the following poem was written for
her by Dr. J. W. Torhett: '
“A Prayer For You.”
God give you strength to bear the
That robs your body of its needed
God give you faith and hope to help
That fortitude which makes your soul
A soul that lives a life of useless
Cun never reacli those heights of Joy
A lienrt that craves the selfish things
Itself alone, burns up God’s
You’ve lmd the joys of life
left your love’s imprint on
garlands gathered that by
your pathway grew;
An holy fragrance to your friends
Then may your life reach Inst a
As angels with your soul to heaven
We, her family, know that we
can not bring our mother back, but
through faith we may hope to see
her some day.
We extend our sincere thanks to
i lmse who were so near and so
helpful during our bereavement,
and to those who sent anc^ brought
tlie many beautiful flowers; em-
ployees of Humble Oil Company and
the Victoria Bank and Trust Cp.,
memlxirs of Red Bluff Baptist
Church and Lolita Baptist Church,
and the many others who were so
kind and thoughtful.
C. It. George and Children.
Mrs. Edwin Jamerson.
Wednesday, September 11th:
Guests present today were: Dr. J.
J. Hollomon.Edna ; Carlos Bonnot,
LaWard, and Frank Simons, Edna.
President Newton announced that
the Methodist ladies had agreed to
continue preparing meals for the
Club until the first of next year.
However, the Club will stay on the
look-out for some one to take care of
tW Club at that time.
At the next meeting the Rotary
Club #111 have the pleasure of having
as its guest this years district gover-
Cullen Vance gave us an interesting
talk on “Free Enterprise.” His con-
clusion is that, due to the number of
licenses required to enter the various
businesses there is very little, tree
i enterprise left In this country.
Mrs. Iola Jamerson, wife of Mr.
Edwin Jamerson of Donna, a former
j Iwell known Edna resident, passed
away September 7th at the home of
her sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace Willis,
at El Canipo after a lingering illness.
The funerul service was held at
tlie Wheeler Funeral Home in El
Campo Saturday, interment in the
Hollywood Cemetery, Houston.
The many friends of the Jamerson
family in Jackson County sympathize
with them in their time of sorrow.
It seems that truly trouble never
comes slug1" Edwin, who had been
in El Campo with his wife for the
past few months, returned to his
home at Donna to look after busi-
ness matters some time the latter
part of August, and while there a
car backed into his parked auto,
breaking his leg, crushed one wrist
and badly bruised him about the
head. However, we are happy to an-
nounce that his condition continues to
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Staples, H. K. Edna Weekly Herald (Edna, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 12, 1946, newspaper, September 12, 1946; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth763239/m1/1/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Jackson County Memorial Library.