The Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 25, 1943 Page: 1 of 8
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The Aransas Pass Progress
ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1943
Meat Point System Chart .gj* w
Released By Government st*e supervisor
Rationing of Meat
And Other Foods
Begins March 20
Supply Locally is
Not Serious; Dealers
The official government point
rationing chart will be found
on page four of this issue.
The new meats and fats ra-
tioning program becomes effec-
tive Monday, March 29, and in-
cludes a wide variety of foods, in-
cluding all meats and many var-
ious kinds of cheese, butter and
margarine, canned fish, shorten-
ings and salad oils, and many
This does not mean that a ser-
ious shortage of these foods exist,
but the step is taken to prevent
partiality being shown to any,
and to afford a necessary supply
for the use of all. War Ration
Book Two has already been dis-
tributed, and when the program
goes into effect, housewives will
have had a full month’s exper-
ience in the use of their point-
ration books, and consumers will
not be required to report any
stocks of foods they may have on
When rationing' begins on
Monday, the first set of stamps
marked “A”, worth 16 points, will
be valid, and are to be taken from
the red stamp pages of the book.
Beginning April 4, an additional
set of stamps will be validated.
All these stamps, from “A” thru
“E” inclusive, will remain in use
all the month—making a total of
80 points per person for the
- month of April.
As red stamps become valid,
they may be used with complete
freedom to buy any one, or any
combination of the foods for
which they must be surrendered,
and there is no distinction made
at all in the use of red stamps as
between meat and cheese, or any
of the other foods for which the
stamps will be spent.
The rationing board has made
it clear that when a purchaser
comes into a store with 40 points
to spend from the ration book, the
entire amount of points may be
spent for meat, or all of them for
butter and cheese, or they may
be divided among the purchases
of rationed products.
When a farmer sells any of
these home produced foods, he
must collect ration stamps from
his customers—even if they are
neighbors, on the same basis of
official point prices, and turn
them in to the Office of Price
Administration. Farmers irt San
Patricio county will be instructed
later on just when and how to
turn in the stamps thus collected.
Seen . . .
The secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce passing out candy
wrappers as soveniers______a letter.
from a local boy in the service in
which he stated, “Mom, we
have been issued bunks to take
the place of our cots and they are
much more comfortable — they
even have springs”.
A preacher, a doctor, a news-
paper man, and the chamber of
commerce secretary talking on a
street corner________green ties, rib-
bons and pins being worn by lo-
cal business men and women on
St. Patrick’s day.
A local lady telling about drop-
ping her handkerchief on main
street, and that two men passed,
looked at the handkerchief, walk-
ed on, the third, however, a ser-
vice man stopping and picking it
up for her—and now she is won-
dering if she is getting old.
An army truck going out to the
Port with a load of brush_______the
mercury on the Red Cross ther-
mometer over the top________a letter
from Bill Evans, with the Navy
somewhere in the Pacific, in
which he said he made a 12 mile
bicycle trip________the word “Cafe”
being painted on the windows of
Harry’s Cafe in pretty colors.
Owners of pet dogs with unus-
ually particular appetites wonder-
ing just how little i^do is going
to eat with meat rationed____________
water, water everywhere Wed-
nesday, and many victory gard-
ens standing under water.
HUGE TURKEY RAISED
BY MONROE SPRIEGEL,
ON FARM NEAR HERE
Monroe Spriegel was talking
turkey Friday afternoon when
he exhibited a turkey that
weighed 40 pounds before be-
ing dressed. It was a bronze
gobbler and was raised on his
farm north of the city, and
was perhaps the largest ever
The carcass of the fowl net-
ted 24 pounds in weight after
being dressed. Turkey raising
is one of Spriegel's hobbies.
Exams to Be Held
H. T. Faulk, superintendent of
Aransas Pass High School, has
announced that prospective stu-
dents for the Army specialized
training program and the Navy
college training progran will take
qualifying examinations in room
eight of the high school at 9 a.
m., on Friday, April 2.
“Most boys accepted for the
training will eventually become
commissioned officers in the
Army Navy, Marine Corps or the
Coast Guard,” Supt. Faulk said.
“The Army and Navy will pay all
expenses at the colleges of stu-
dents selected on the basis of the
tests on April 2nd.
The examinations are designed
to test the aptitude and general
knowledge of the candidates who
will express a choice for the
Army or Navy at the time of the
All interested parties should
contact Supt. Faulk during this
P.-T. A. Executive
An executive meeting of the
local Parent-Teacher Association
was held in the home of Miss
Margaret Allen," president, the
purpose of which was to arrange
for sending representatives to the
district meeting to convene in
Alice Tuesday, March 30.
Under the rules of the organi-
zation, officers and those who
hdve been duly elected, are ex-
officio members of the district
conference, and the following
delegates will likely attend the
meeting:. Mrs. W. A. Kieberger,
president elect; Mrs. R. L. Mer-
cer and Mrs. E. W. Terry.
The local organization will have
a musical program later, when
the recently elected officers will
be installed, Mrs. H. K. Erwin,
Masonic Naval Lodge
To Confer Degree
The OSO Naval lodge, newly
organized Masonic lodge of Cor-
pus Christi, jvill be guests of Ar-
ansas Lodge No. 1018 A. F. & A.
M., at a special meeting to be
held Monday, March 29, at 7:30
p. m., at the local hall.
The visiting Masons will bring
with them a degree team for the
purpose of confering the Masters
degree on a local service man.
Local members and visitors
are urged to be present. Refresh-
ments will be served.
ROBERT MOORE, JR., IS
NEW PROGRESS REPORTER
Robert Moore Jr., assumed the
duties as reporter on The Pro-
gress this week, replacing Lee
Weilman who has held the posi-
tion for the past several months.
Mr. Moore is from Brownwood,
Texas, and studied journalism
while attending Howard-Payne
college at Brownwood.
Shop Here - -
Houghton's Food Store:
String Beans, No. 2 can
Raisins, pound ______
Rice, 3 pounds for .
Country Ring Sausage, lb—
Edward's Fruit Stand:
Pinto Beans, 3 pounds
Mayonnaise i pint ...
Grapejuice, pint ______________
John B. Hayes, deputy state su-
perintendent of District No. 24 in
the division of supervision of the
State Department of Education,
after inspecting the local schools
has submitted the following re-
port, a copy of which was furn-
ished to Supt. H. T. Faulk and
W. A. Kieberger, president of the
His report follows:
The philosophy of this school
is excellent. The subject-offer-
ing meets both the peace-time
and emergency aims and objec-
tives of this school.
The daily program is well or-
ganized and the extra-curricular
and Victory Corps programs ade-
quately meet the needs for pupil
activities. The exhibits show
some excellent work by teachers
and pupils. The supervisor ob-
served outstanding class-room
teaching in the grades and high
The teachers are fully qualified
• and the teacher-pupil ratio is cor-
’ The buildings are adequate and
are well kept. The trustees are
commended on providing mod-
ern buildings and a new gymna-
sium. The superintendent and
teachers work together harmon-
iously. The superintendent is a
capable and efficient school ad-
Submitted to Committee
The supervisor inspected the
schools toward the work of classi-
fying and accrediting them. His
report is tendered to a commit-
tee composed of 21 members rep-
resenting the elementary and
secondary schools and colleges of
the state. This committee, by
establishing educational stand-
ards, determines the conditions
upon which high schools are clas-
sified and accredited and is in-
terested in encouraging schools
to attain these standards and in
certifying those that have attain-
ed them so as to facilitate the
transfer of students to any other
school or college.
Returns to Normal
Attendance at the Aransas
Pass high school is about normal
again, since the recent outbreak
of measles have abated, Supt. H.
T. Faulk stated Tuesday. The
disease appeared in a very mild
form, and but little time was lost
by the students who contracted
Announcement was made by
Supt. Faulk that Miss Nannie
Beth Rice had tendered her resig-
nation to the school board effec-
tive Friday afternoon of this
week, and will leave immediately
for Austin, where she has accep-
ted a position with the schools of
that city. She will be succeeded
by Mrs. Linnville of Lawrence-
burg, Tenn., who was formerly
employed in the public schools of
Dallas, before becoming a resi-
dent of the Tennessee city.
DuBOSE DRUG STORE TO
STOCK FULLER BRUSHES
On account of the shortage of
tires and gasoline rationing Full-
er Brush Co., has, discontinued
the plan of driect sales to custom-
ers, and in the future the Du-
Bose Drug Store will handle all
products manufactured and dis-
tributed by the firm. Brushes
for every purpose are produced
by the company.
RESPONDS FIRST TO RED
CROSS AT INGLESIDE
The first to contribute to the
Red Cross War Fund Drive
which began in Ingleside March
1st, was Ralph Leal, a Mexican
who regained his eyesight two
years ago, due to the assistance
rendered him by the Red Cross.
H. C. Thaxton, drive chairman,
made the announcement.
The electric department of
the refinery was among the
first to make a contribution to
the Red Cross. The electricians
maintain a fund for contribu-
tions to worthy causes, and for
this reason no time was wasted
Total Only 471 as
Deadline For Oar
Total Expected to
Reach 1200 Before
With the deadline for securing
motor vehicles license only one
week away, only 371 passenger
cars and 100 trucks had been is-
sued operating permits for 1943
in Aransas Pass, according to
Justin Snyder of the Snyder Mo-
tor Company, issuing authority in
This is about 25 per cent of the
total number to be registered,
and is based on the licenses is-
sued owners and operators for the
year 1942. It is quite probable
that there are fewer cars than in
former years, but as Ingleside
has been made a sub-station, the
total number will likely reach
1200 Snyder stated.
Unless owners of cars in this
community make immediate ap-
plication for these necessary per-
mits, the deadline may be reach-
ed before they can be issued.
Deadline March jl
Another deadline is nearing,
and that is for the holders of “A”
books in the program of gasoline
rationing. Owners and operators
of passenger autmobiles who
were recipients of “A” cards,
have until midnight March 31st,
for their first tire inspection.
Then six months later or on Sep-
tember 30, 1943, a second inspec-
tion is required.
The “B” book holders inspec-
tion period is every four months,
and the second period expires on
June 30. Holders of “C” books
will be required to have tire in-
spection every three months, the
second ending May 31st. The
purpose of staggering the inspec-
tion dates, is to avoid overlap-
ping inspection periods, and en-
able the vehicle owners to com-
ply more conveniently with in-
Methodist to Have
A meeting of members of the
Methodist Church of this district
will be held at the Driscoll Hotel
in Corpus Christi Wednesday,
March 31, at 8:00 o’clock p. m.,
when an elaborate banquet will
be served. A delegation headed
by the local pastor of the Metho-
dist Church of this city, Rev.
George B. Walker and wife will
attend. Others who have signi-
fied their intention to attend are
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. Wilson and Mrs.
F. F. Casterline.
One of the distinguished speak-
ers who will be a guest at the
banquet is Bishop A. Frank
Smith, and this pre-Easter rally
is being held for all Methodist
people of the Corpus Christi dis-
trict. The purpose is to cultivate
acquaintance and fellowship
among the churches, and to pro-
mote a spirit of evangelism cli-
maxing the Easter services.
Considerable damage was done
to the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Williams Tuesday afternoon by a
fire of undetermined origin.
The Williams were in Corpus
Christi at the time and the fire
was discovered by neighbors who
quickly had it under control.
Most of the damage was in the
living room where the furniture
was completely destroyed. Wil-
liams is the school tax collector
for Ingleside district.
TWO INCHES RAIN
Rain which began falling ai
about 3:00 a. m. Thursday
morning totaled a triffle over
two inches, according to the
official* rain guage.
le Invite - - -
To be our guests at the pic-
ture “Panama Hattie,” playing
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
at the Rialto Theatre, A. L.
Webb and guest. This notice
clipped from The Progress
will be your admission ticket.
Red Gross Drive
DANISH CAPTAIN AND
FELLOW OFFICERS MAKE
DONATION TO RED CROSS
A Danish vessel anchored re-
cently at Port Aransas after a
safe voyage across the Atlan-
tic, despite the Axis submarine
menace. The tanker was in
charge of Capi. P. Kildegaard,
who with other officers of the
ship, were visitors in Aransas
Pass during their stay at the
The huge thermometer erect-
ed at the intersection of Com-
mercial street and Goodnight
avenue, attracted the captain's
attention. He began to make
inquiry as to its significance.
Learning that it was erected to
indicate the progress of the
Red Cross drive in the com-
munity to secure a quota of
$2,000, he immediately contact-
ed other officers, and a contri-
bution of $40.00 was added to
the local Red Cross fund.
"We have been looking for an
opportunity to donate to the
Red Cross, but that privilege
has been denied us until now,"
the captain said. "We have
seen what the Red Cros is do-
ing, not only for the men in
the armed service, but for the
unfortunate people who are
suffering from hardships im-
posed by Axis domination,"
Captain Kildergaard stated.
Heroic Work Done
In Red Cross Drive
Considerable enthusiasm was
shown by citizens connected with
the various industries of the city
in the Red Cross drive now near-
ing the close. Ernest Falgout,
manager of the Western Shell
Fish Company, offered to match
dollar for dollar with the firm’s
employees, the result being a
$225 contribution to the drive.
The Causeway Company and
employees contributed $250, and
W. F. Leslie of the Leslie Sea-
foods Company, secured $128
from the boys along the water
front. Other concerns making
liberal contributions were the
United Carbon Company and em-
ployees; Natural Gasoline Corp.,
and employees, and R. R. Rice of
Rice Bros. The Latin-Americans
of the city, from their meager
pay, donated $95 in this drive to
relieve human suffering.
Panthers Tussle Army
The high school’s Golden Pan-
ther basketball team will take on
the Army All-Stars at the local
high school gymnasium at 8:00
o’clock Thursday evening.
Coach L. R. Nedbaleck, Panther
coach, will have a starting team
comprised of C. Bommer, Alvin
White, Bobby Speer, W. Womack
and James Richardson.
The public is urged to attend
this game which gives promise of
having plenty of thrills and ex-
J. D. Gristy
Suffers Broken Arm
J. D., four year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Gristy, suffer-
ed a broken arm last Tuesday.
The break was about one-half
inch from the elbow in the up-
per part of his arm.
An operation was necessary
as it was a very complicated
break. Doctors feared for a time
that he might lose his arm. How- -
ever, it is expected now that the
break will heal and the arm will
They lay - -
MRS. W. S- BRICKEY, Little
Rock, Ark.: There are sb
many good people here in Ar-
ansas Pass, it makes we want
to live here.
MRS. W. GRAHAM: If some
one has coffee they can spare
the Army Mothers Club would
like to have it, if only a spoon-
MRS. W. A. KIEBERGER: Any
one who would like to make
a donation to the Red Cross
may leave it with B. R. Smith
at the First State Bank.
Made at Victory
At the Red Cross Victory meet-
ing Tuesday evening held in the
Presbyterian Church annex Mrs.
W. A. Kieberger, drive chair*
man, announced that the Red
Cross had raised $2,183.88. With
the goal of $2,000 already ex-
ceeded, and with the promise of
several hundred more dollars,
Mrs. Kieberger expressed her
deepest appreciation to the citi-
zens of Aransas Pass for making
the campaign such a success.
Each of the committee mem-
bers reported 100 per cent coop-
eration in the territories allotted
for their canvassing. Special tri-
bute was made to the Latin-
Americans who made personal
sacrifices in order to contribute
to the fund, and to a Dannisfa
Captain, visiting in the city, who
The meeting had a very nice
attendance and was conducted in
an informal manner with round-
table reports and discussions.
Mrs. Kieberger opened the dis-
cussion with a short address in
which she said that she was very
happy to have a part in the drive
by serving as chairman. She
cited instances of the work the
Red Cross is doing for your boy
and 'mine, and that every one
who contributed has the satis-
faction of knowing that their
money will go toward relieving
the suffering of humanity.
She expressed thanks to each
of the committee workers who
donated their time and effort in
helping to raise money for the
Mayor Harry Miller made a
brief address and stated that due,
largely to the ladies’ efforts the
campaign was such a success. He
expressed gratification in the re-
sults of the drive.
Supt. H. T. Faulk spoke in be-
half of the schools, and said that
within thirty minutes after the
annoucement of the Red Cross
drive the teachers and students
had reached the quota set for
B. R. Smith, president of the
First State Bank, told how the
Dannish captain came to contri-
bute to the Red Cross fund in
W. A. Scrivner, president of
the Harbor Island Causeway Co,,
(Continued on page 8)
Heard. . .
A number of ladies saying they
wondered if they could buy the
used greases that are being tur-
ned in, since they can’t get fats
________a local elderly lady telling of
her first bus ride which she ex-
perienced the other day______two
lady shoppers saying they want-
ed to buy some sailor dresses and
one explaining “We’re sailor’s
wives and want some sailor dres-
ses, but can’t find any.”
Bob Maize the day following
his return to Aransas Pass say-
ing “I haven’t wet a fish hook
since I’ve been gone from Ar-
ansas Pass”________that a lady wore
a four leaf clover to a bridge
party and upon the completion of
the games complained that the
leaf wasn’t any good because she
didn’t win________of a girl who upon
returning to work after being ill
three days, had forgotten how to
open her own post office box.
Bill Hay saying “I am going to
drink coffee to stay awake at
night, because I can’t sleep”___
that Josephine panem is cutting a
new tooth________Mrs. Walter Brauer
saying that since their family re-
union her family won’t and can’t
have anything to eat for the next
three weeks________that after receiv-
ing five letters of recommenda-
tion upon his inquiry, a man
took the advice of our local secre-
tary of the Chamber of Com-
merce and is spending a month’s
vacation in Aransas Pass——when
asked if he had any news a local
boy replied “Yes, I have five lit-
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