Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 9, 1944 Page: 2 of 6
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REFUGIO TIMELY REMARKS
Owner and Publisher
Six Months................................. 1.00
Entered as second-class matte
November 10, 1928, at the post
office at Refugio, Texas, under ac
of March 3, 1879.
Consolidated with Refugio Coun
ty News January 1, 1919.
Consolidated with Woodsbon
Weekly Times February 1, 1937.
Of Fierce Fight
Former Football Star Shot
Down Two Zeros, Then
Lost Own Plane.
I baptist women
I HAVE SHOWER
A book review, “The Song of
| Bernadette,” by Mrs. J. C. Heard,
ras the feature of Monday after-
I noon’s meeting of the Altar Society
jin Our Lady of Refuge auditorium.
|Mrs. G. A. Wead, study chairman,
Jalso discussed the altar as part of
J this portion of the program.
Mrs. Heard also reported for the
Inominating committee and for li-
braries and literature. New off-
icers elected were Mrs. C. T. Weir
president; Mrs. G. A. Wead, vice
president; Mrs. T. J. Wilkinson,
scretary-treasurer; Mrs. J. E.
Sauer announced that she was
ling organization of a Moth
er’s Club, and Mrs. E. A. Clarkson
ad excerpts from current month-
ly magazines. It was voted that a
be said each month for the
fe return of boys in service, and
committees were appointed for the
annual Easter cake and egg sa'e.
rs. E. P. Zarsky turned in 78 fin-
ished Red Cross kits, distributed
(fifty bedside kits, and announced
all day quilting session at the
ewing room Wednesday. There
rere 19 members who heard a re-
irt on the recent deanery meet-
ig in Goliad from Mrs. V. P. Kir-
Mrs. I. E. Walker was in charge
if the Spiritual Life group pro-
gram for the Methodist Women’s
Society of Christian Service Mon-
lay at the church, and talked on
j'Women of the Bible,” concluding
7ith prayer. Mrs. C. A. Pitzer
|ilso led a prayer.
Mrs. W. F. Germer conducted a
business session, naming Mrs.
talker, Mrs. C. E. Peacock and
rs. Sam Chamberlain to arrange
party at the church for the pur-
ise of obtaining new members.
Announcement was made of dis-
trict WSCS meeting in Corpus
bristi March 21-24, and Mrs.
ermer and Mrs. Cecil Dodds were
fleeted delegates, with Mrs, Pitzer
id Mrs. 'Chad Shock as alternates,
reive members repeated the Miz-
bah benediction at the conclusion.
Mrs. W. M. Skinner conducted a
lissionary program on “Europe”
id gave an introductory talk for
Iwelve members of the Baptist
/■omen’s Missionary Union at the
Ihurch. Parts were presented by
trs. Lokey Huddleston. Mrs. J. N.
3iersol and Mrs. C W. Dwiggans,
yhile the devotional was conducted
by Mrs. J. W. Adams, and prayers
rere led by Mrs. J. N. Piersol
id Mrs. Sam Moore.
Hostesses for the social hour
rere Mrs. J. L. Koonce, Mrs, Gar-
id Hodges and Mrs. Adams, who
|erved from a teatable with center-
of sweetpeas. Mrs. L. C.
lorris was honoree and presented
ith a shower of gifts.
The Royal Ambassadors also met
It the Baptist Church for a mis-
|ionary program, with Bill Kane
a visitor. Parts were presented
• Stacy Cole, Wade Cooper, Nel-
on Blaylock and Scotty Linney.
WASHINGTON.—It took Tommy
Harmon, former football star, just
a few minutes to shoot down two
Zeros and then lose his plane and
half his pants, but 32 days to get
back to his base from the Chinese
lake into which he parachuted.
Telling about the experience at a
press conference, Harmon, now an
air force lieutenant and a P-38 fight-
er pilot, went into detail about the
air battle over the Kiukiang docks
and warehouses last October.
But about his escape, he wouldn’t
say a word—not even to identify the
“It would just mean reprisals by
the Japanese, and maybe put a rope
around some other pilot’s neck,” he
“The mission began,” said Harmon,
“with four P-38’s, going out to dive
bomb the target, and four more fly-
ing top cover. Capt. Lowden Enslen
of Springfield, Mo., squadron com-
mander, led the attack.
“I was flying tail-end Charlie for
the top cover men,” Harmon relat-
ed. “We were just about at the ren-
dezvous point with the dive bomb-
ers when (Captain) Bob Schultz (of
Sandusky, Ohio), leading. the top
cover, suddenly called out: ‘Six
Zeros at three o’clock!'
Looked All Around.
“Well, the moment anybody calls
out, you automatically look all
around. I started looking, and when
I cocked up my left wing, I saw
six more, so I called ‘six Zeros at
“The dive-bombers were just
starting their run when the Zeros
hit. It was one beautiful trap—they
had been tipped off before we came
“Schultz and his wing man, and
my lead man, went into the six
Zeros ahead. I turned into the six
behind me. We estimated there
were something more than 20 Zeros
in the sky. The dive-bombers got
jumped, and they got four of us.
“When I turned back into those
Zeros, I busted right in between two
of their three-plane formations. The
three on my right turned off to their
left, and the first and second planes
of the other formation turned off to
their right, but their No. 3 man
turned left and came directly into
my sights. I cut loose with some
tracer, and tore off the cockpit. Then
I cut loose with the cannon, and the
whole thing exploded.
“I was in a dive, and didn’t know
the dive bombers had gone on their
run, so I turned back into the fight.
I saw a Zero up ahead, came up
beneath him, tore off a chunk of his
left wing near the fuselage, closed
yjrds, and let sjery-
thing go, and he went up like a
Heard Something Ring.
“Then I started looking around
again, and didn’t see anything but
I heard something ring on my ar-
’ mor plate. That was the first shell.
The second hit under my seat, and
; the third between my legs. It start-
ed a gasoline fire in the cockpit,
knocked my feet off the controls,
and blew my pants off above the
“I had turned the ship over, and
saw where this guy had been work-
ing me over from underneath. I
tried to smother the flames with my
hands, but it was no good, so I
loosened my safety belt and jetti-
soned the cockpit cover.
“I was going at such a speed that
it pulled me right out of the plane.
I didn’t know the altitude, so I
opened my ’chute immediately. That
wasn’t good. I was at about 5,000
feet, and two Zeros started circling
me. Why they never turned into me
and let go I’ll never know, unless it
was because when I saw them cir-
cling, I folded over and played dead.
“After I landed in the lake, they
came over three or four times, and
each time they did, I’d duck under
my ’chute. Finally they went on
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1944
“We Are Buying Extra War Bonds—Are You?”
Pvt. Olin W. Dennis, 25, Del-
mar, Md., was shot through the
leg by a sniper at Alcatar, Africa.
He has been in the Halioran Hos-
pital for over six months because
of a bone infection. He is buying
t_______ . :
Sgt. Edwin Johnson, 27, Long
Island City, N. Y„ suffered shrap-
nel wounds in throat and neck
when a Stuka bombed an ammu-
nition truck he was driving in
Sicily. He couldn’t speak for two
months but has since appeared at
Pvt. James C. McNally, 36, New
York City, suffered a fractured
leg when his supply truck hit a
road mine in Algeria. That’s an
he remembers. He has a brother
in the Signal Corps. His wife
works, buys Bonds regularly.
Pvt. Arthur Bevis, 22, Bascom,
Fla., went through African cam-
paign without a scratch but in
Sicily one of his buddies stepped
on a mine. Bevis’ leg was ampu-
tated, shrapnel partiaUy para-
lyzed his fingers. He wears the
Purple Heart, buys Bonds, too.
Pvt. Benjamin Ayscue, 26, Hen-
derson, N. C., received compound
fraeture of leg and other injuries
in Sicilian campaign when his
truck ran over a mine. Ayscue
has brother in the army, is mar-
ried and has one child. Family
buys Bonds regularly.
Gloria Dei Chapel
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
Sunday, March 12, 1944
Processional Hymn No. 209, Come
thou Almighty King.
Chant: Venite exultemus Domino.
Psalter: Psalms 25 (PB 369)
First Lesson: Deut. 6:1-9, 20-25.
Chant: Benedictus es, Domine.
Epistle: Ephesians 5:1 •
Second Lesson: I Corinthians 3.
Recessional Hymn No. 268, Jesus
meditations the usual Lutheran
worship schedule will be retained:
Sunday School, every Sunday
morning, 10:00 a. m.
Sunday Church Worship, 7:30 p.
m. The subject March 5: How
should a Christian pray?
Sunday School Teachers’ Insti-
tute, every-Monday, 7:30 p. m.
Adult Bible Class, every Mon-
day, 8:30 p. m.
Listen to the Lutheran Hour
every Sunday at 5:00 p. m. over
Station KRIS, Corpus Christi, Dr.
Walter A. Maier, speaker.
^ Spanish Lutheran Hour every
Sunday 10:45 a. m. over KWBU
Card of Thanks
CLUB MEETS AT
Both sermons Sunday will deal
with “Evangelism and Children”.
Parents, teachers, young people
and children will find in these ser-
mons practical aid.
Church school 9:45 a. m.
Morning worship 10:50 a. m.
Leagues meet 7:00 p. m.
Evening worship 8:00 p. m.
Sunday School at 9:45.
Preaching at 10:45.
Training Union at 7 P. M.
Preaching at 8 P. M.
We are always glad to have our
friends worship with us.
L. S. COLE. Pastor
We are inadequate to express
our appreciation for the kindnesses
and loyalty shown us at the death
or our beloved father, brother and
husband, C. C. Austin, Sr. We
wish to thank our many friends
for the beautiful flowers and cards.
We especially thank Rev. Walker,
Mr. and Mrs. Dick McCarthy, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Simmons, Mrs. D.
S. Fox, Miss Nellie Fox, Miss
Fannie Fox, Mrs. J. E. Shay, Mrs.
Green and Jamison Funeral Home.
The Austin Family.
A program on the “American
Home” was heard by members of
the Women’s Club, who assembled
Wednesday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. I. E. Walker. Miss Mar-
L. McMichael presented a book re-
view of Ann Colver’s story, “Mrs.
Abraham Lincoln,” and Mrs. Gale
Oliver, Jr., discussed “Motion Pic-
tures To-day Are Living Litera-
and Mrs R. L. Rymal served punch
and cake, the latter a rectangular,
white-iced confection embossed in
blue. A bowl of orange blossoms
and arrangements of yellow roses
decorated the living-room.
Present were 24 members and a
guest, Mrs. C. A. Pitzer.
We’re not sure, but sometimes
we wonder if our birthstone isn’t
Mrs. Cecil Dodds held a business
session and appointed several com-
Hostesses for the occasion were
Mrs. Walker, Mrs. W. H. Borglund
and Mrs. T. J. Wilkinson, who ser-
ved tea refreshments from a lace-
laid table centered with roses in an
epergne. Mrs. Grace F. Vanct
The draftee who was assigned
to K. P. duty soon learned that
what K. P. really stands for is
Dr. W. E. Gillespie
Second Door North of Ice Plant
Phone 4 Woodsboro, Texas
Paul D. Wright, Minister
Church School, 10:00 A. M.; V.
V. Bailey, superintendent.
Morning Worship, 11:00 A. M.
Young People’s League, 6:30 P.
M.; Mrs. A. D. Adkins, sponsor.
Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday
7:30 P. M.
WITH ELECTRIC CORDS!
Regular schedule of Sunday and
Lenten services will be resumed by
the Refugio Lutheran congrega-
tion effective with Sunday, March
12. All services of that day will
Lenten services will be conduct-
ed every Tuesday evening at 7:30
p. m. at the Gloria Die Chapel
The remainder of the Lenten talks
will deal with such passion sym-
V March 14: The Ewer and the
March 21: The Hammer and
the Nails—What Held Jesus to'
the Cross ?
March 28: The Seamless Coat
and the Dice.
April 4: The Cross—Humanity
Besides the Lenten series of
back to their airport.’
Practice the Principles of
Practice the Principle
of Sound Business
Against Fire Loss
Saddest of Messages
Trailed by Good News
BOSTON.—The Hyde Park Thorn-
tons had a dramatic week-end with
a happy ending”
First the family received the sad-
dest of all messages: “We regret to
inform you.” The information was
that Lieut. Daniel P. Thornton, 22,
was missing in action in the India-
China-Burma area where he was
serving with the air force.
Within an hour after receipt of the
message, his young wife, who was
uninformed of its contents, was
taken to Carney hospital and gave
birth to a son.
Then came another message from
the war department that Lieutenant
Thornton had landed in friendly ter-
ritory and was safe.
to a Man’s
“No, No, a thousand times no!”—Don’t play tug-of-war like
the young lady above. With the war demand for rubber and
copper being what it is, it just means that your electric cords
must last for a long time. Pulling and yanking on them isn’t
going to make ’em last any longer. Give them the proper care.
Take a firm grasp on the plug itself and pull it out quickly.
How to Increase the Life of Your Electric Cords
WPA 8-Year Spendings
Total Nearly 13 Billion
WASHINGTON.—The Work Proj-
ects administration spent $10,136,-
743,293 in WPA funds and $2,837,713,-
394 in sponsors’ funds during its
eight-year existence—from June 30,
1935, to June 30, 1943—and supplied
employment to 8,500,000 persons, Ad-
ministrator Philip B. Fleming said
in a report transmitted to congress.
Designed to provide emergency em-
ployment, WPA has been liquidated
under direction of the President.
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HOUSTON • TEXAS
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Don't run cords under
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walked on. Keep cords
away from radiators
and heaters. Don't wrap
them round hot appli-
Take care of little trou-
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big. If you can't fix 'em,
take them to your elec-
trician. Bend prongs of
loose-fitting plugs to
make them fit securely.
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