Benavides Facts (Benavides, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, January 13, 1939 Page: 1 of 4
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A Complete Drug Service
Dailey Drug Co.
‘We Appreciate Your Business’
BORDEN’S ICE CREAM
By BILL ELLIOTT
A new organization which has
opportunity to be of great aid
in the development of the South
Texas area is the Coastal Bend
Council of Agriculture and In-
dustry. Preliminary organization
was carried out recently at a Cor-
pus Christi meeting of business
men and farm leaders from four
South Texas counties. The group
general committee which will be
present at the meeting forms the
icreased in size with new mem-
bers, representing industry and
agriculture from other South
Primary purpose of the organ-
ization is to coordinate efforts of
all gropus for the material devel-
opment of the greater Coastal
Bend area. Miller Harwood of
Taft was named chairman with
Edwin F. Flato or Corpus Chris-
ti, vice chairman, and called for
February 3, will announce the
personnel of a five member ex-
The need for farmers and bus-
iness men to work together in
building this area and for their
mutual benefit was recognized at
the meeting. The Coastal Bend
call for a planned future and the
Harwood declared is a wonderful
are but its resources and oppor-
tunities call for a planned future
and the council is an organiza-
tion which may direct and aid in-
directing such planning.
To Honor Fannin
^ Interesting historical event in
South Texas this spring will be
the dedication of a Centennial
Memorial to Lieutenant Col. Fan-
nin and his men in the Goliad
State. The foundation for the
memorial shaft already has been
completed at the graves of the
Texan heroes in the park and the
monument now is being carved.
On suggestion of Judge J. A.
White of Goliad it is probable
that the dedication ceremony will
he held March 27, the 103rd an-
niversary of the massacre which
was one of the tragic events of
the Texan revolution.
Praise for FFA
An event held recently in Bee-
ville, the third annual Gold Key
banquet, served to focus wide at-
tention on the unusual record
made in recent years by Future
Farmers of the Beeville school
vocational agriculture depart-
ment The Gold Key Club is the
only organization of its kind and
its membership is composed of
21 Future Farmers who have
earned State Farmer or American
Farmer degrees in FFA work.
Excellence of the Beeville
training is reflected in the fact
that the chapter has turned but
21 Gold Key members in com-
petition in which qualifications
are so high that only one state
farmer is allowed for each 200
members and only one American
farmer degree for each 1,000
members is allowed. Only out-
standing boys win the honor and
each winner’s individual program
must be outstanding over a pe-
riod of three years. As far as
is known the Beeville chapter
leads the national organization
in number of Key members.
Members of the chapter were
praised at the meeting for hav-
ing “set a stake out further than
any other of the nearly 600 FFA
organizations in Texas.” B. C.
Davis, vocational agricultural
instructor and FFA advisor,
rightly was singled out for high
praise by various speakers. Rob-
ert A. Manire of Austin, state
director of vocational education,
declared: “Davis had a vision of
his FFA boys standing out from
the rest of the organizations in
the state and by constantly
keeping his goal in sight and
with the cooperation of his pu-
pils he achieved his unusual re-
FFA activities intensify in-
terest of farm boys in vocation-
al agriculture work. With South
Texas agriculture in a definite
period of transition it is well that
the vocational agriculture pro-
gram has earned its strong hold
in the section, offering hundreds
of high school boys opportunity
for sound training in practical
Sinton, county seat of San Pa-
tricio County, did not wait long
to see its 1939 building program
off to a good start. Construction
work completed- in Sinton dur-
ing 1938 reached a total of ap-
proximately $250,000 and all in-
dications are that 1939 there, as
well as throughout South Texas,
will be a banner building year.
A $6,500 community ball and a
$3,000 Boy and Girl Scout hut
now are under construction in
Sinton and several new homes al-
so are being built.
“An EPCO Publication”
BENAVIDES, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1939
J. L. C. Beaman Sole Owner
A comrtiitte consisting of Mrs.
Frank Brooks, Miss W. Garcia
and Mrs. A. F. Harrell was nam-
ed by Mrs. J. T. Howard, pres-
ident of the Parent-Teachers As-
sociation, to investigate the ad-
visability of serving milk to un-
The high school Glee Club un-
der the direction of S. B. Gar-
cia entertained with several mus-
ical selections at the first P-TA
meeting in the new year.
The next meeting will be held
the first Wednesday in February,
pointd out Mrs. Howard, and all
members are urged to be present.
Reached In RFC
Project For City
. More than half of the neces-
sary 300 signatures have been
secured to guarantee the new wa-
ter and sewage project for the
city of Benavides, announced
Servando Caballero, city secre-
The City of Benavides is seek-
ing the necessary consumers
to make the $140,000 project a
The sum of $20.00 was orig-
inally required of each consum-
er as a deposit, a major portion
of which would have been re-
burned at a later date, pointed
out Mr. Caballero. This natur-
ally caused, the signing of con-
tracts to progress at a very slow
However, according to recent
information, the total deposit for
both sewage and water connec-
tions has been reduced to only
With the reduction of con-
sumer’s deposit immediately came
the prediction from Mayor Ram-
os that the remaining signatures
would be rapidly secured.
Mrs. Muse Is
By Grand Jury
Only two true bills were re-
turned by the last Duval Coun-
ty Grand Jury. Mrs. Lola Muse
of San Diego was no billed
following the death of her hus-
band. W. C. Muse was confined
in an Alice hospital following
the shooting resulting from do-
mestic difficulties, but died last
Jim and Richard Barton, of
Benavides, were charged in the
indictment for murder voluntar-
ily of Luis Reyna in a Benavides
Cafe, during the holidays.
Robert Pickins and Johnnie
White, negroes, were indicted for
burglary, house breaking and the
theft of personal property belong-
ing to Clarence Wright.
All of South Texas peace offi-
cers have been warned and local
residents are urged to be on the
lookout for a short, heavy-built
gypsy woman claiming to be a
fortune teller. According to in-
formation from Sheriff R. A. Ro-
gan of Victoria, the woman rents
an apartment in the town to
which she moves and immedi-
ately advertises herself as being
a medium or fortune teller, giv-
ing the name of Mrs. J. Thomas.
The woman is wanted in Vic-
toria for swindling an old woman
of $375 under the pretense of
“blessing” this money early in
December. She also is wanted on
several other charges of swind-
ling people in Victoria.
The woman is accompanied by
two boys, about 12 and 14 years
old, respectively. The woman is
about five feet, two inches tall
and weighs about 140 pounds, it
Supt. B. O. Trevino made a
} business trip to Shn Antonio
Friday. * —
Pool Is Seen In
Further expansion of the Long-
horn pool, eastern Duval coun-
ty’s newest producing area, is
evidenced with the completion of
a second producer and staking
of several new locations.
Hiawatha Oil and Gas comp-
any No. 6 M. M. Miller, north-
east offsest to Longhorn No. 1
Miller, was cleaning into pits but
no gauge was available. Seven-
inch casing was set at top of the
sand cored at 4908-13 feet. Twen-
ty minute drill-stem test of the
sand showed pipe line oil with
160 pounds pressure. The test
was carried to 4913 feet.
M. M. Miller No. 1 Fee, wildcat
southwest of the discovery well,
was drilling plugs and preparing
to comeplete aftfer 7-inch casing
at 4911 feet. A 15 minute drill-
stem test of sand cored at 40371
46 -feet flowed oil through three-
eighths inch choke wit hi 20
pounds working pressure.
Several important wildcats
were under way. Frank J. Gravis
jwas rigging up on No. 1 Atlee
| Parr, 6000 feet northeast Sweden
production. It is in L. L. Blum-
field subdivision, in San Andres
grant. The contract depth is 600
feet. Gravis No. 3-A Mrs. Jane
Schallert, wildcat in the S. M.
and S. survey No. 255, was drill-
ing at 2600 feet. Goldrus Drill-
ing company was preparing to
move on their No. 1 Society for
the Propagation of the Faith, six
miles northeast of Fitzsimmons
field. Arkansas Fuel company et
al No. 1 H. Hernandez, four
miles west of San Diego, had not
begun drilling the latter part of
A number of tests are in pro-
cess of completion in the Sweden
and North Sweden fields. Hia-
watha Oil and Gas company No.
21 Lillian Parr, in the- San An-
dres grant, ran 15-minute drill
stem test at 4694-4707 feet and
recovered 1150 feet oil through
three-eighths inch choke with
130 pounds pressure. They were
waiting on cement after setting
7-inch casing at top of the sand
cored at 4786-43 feet.
Hiawatha Oil and Gas com-1
pany No. 10 Southland Life In-
surance company, in the Santos
Florees grant, was perforating
and testing at 5315 feet but no
details were available. A. W. Tar-
rant No. 2-A Farias, in the Swe-
den Farm Lots subdivision, Sant-
os Flores grant, was shut down
at 4380 feet.
The past week brought an-
other completion for the Fitz-
simmons field. H. J. Porter and
Wheelock and Collins No. 6 W.
F. Fitzsimmons, completed at 44-
40, feet flowed 82 barrels per day
through one-fourth inch choke
with 140 pounds tubing pressure
and 650 pounds casing pressure.
Perforations were made at 4373-
82 feet and 4386-90 feet. Five and
one-half inch casing was seat at
4436 feet and alternate sands
were cored at 4373-4430 feet. Four
other tests in the Fitzsimmons
field were nearing completion. H.
J. Porter and Rycade Oil corpor-
ation No. 1 W. F. Fitzsimmons,
in the J. Poitevent survey No.
291, had squeezed and perforated
at 4324-26 feet with 10 shotss and
were preparing to re-perforate at
S. R. Peters Survey
Porter Wheelock and Col-
lins No. 8 Clara Driscoll, in the
S. R. Peters survey No. 29*4, was
complete at 4385 feet with per-
forations made at 4356-49 feet
with seven shots, and 5 and one-
half inch casing set at 4360 feet.
No gauge was given. Sand was
cored at 4307-12 feet and 4331-
48 feet. Sun Oil company No. 7
J. R. Brueggemann, is the H. A.
Detner survey No. 2888, had drill-
ed plugss at 4317 feet. B. D. Tar-
leton and Bob Bluntzer No. 1 W.
F. Fitzsimmons, Poitevent survey
No. 291, was testing through per-
forations at 4323-45 feet.
Sinclair Prairie Oil and Gas
THE ONLY ONE
Mrs. R. L. Banks
Presides at Freer
Fifteen grand officerss and one
general grand officer were pres-
ent at the constituting of the
Freer chapter of the Order of
Eastern Star, Saturday, January
7. Mrs. R. L. Banks, worthy
matron; Mrs. J. H. Schubert,
conductress; and Mrs. J. H. Rut-
ledge, Electa, of Benavides took
an active part in the ceremony.
Preceding the general meeting
a banquet was given in honor of
Refreshments of punch and
cookies were served one hundred
guests and members.
Plates Not Ready
Until February 1
The new 1939 automobile reg-
istration plates will not be avail-
able until February first, accord-
ing to the county tax collector.
April 1 is the deadline for the
uses of the 1938 registration tags.
The state will be late in pro-'
viding the plates to the various
county tax collectors, due to a
change in design which necessi-
tated changing dies and delayed
the start of production.
The tax collector’s office re-
ports there have been numerous
’nquiries regarding the 1939 reg-
istration tags, and stressed the
fact that she will not receive the
nlates before February. The new
plates will have a gold back-
ground with purple numerals.
The San Diego Vaqueros will
hold their annual basketball in-
vitation tournament Friday
and Saturday, January 13th and
14th. The drawing is as follows.
Game 1 West Side, Beeville vs.
San Diego at 4 p.m., Friday.
Game 2, Benavides vs. Orange
Grove, 6:30 p.m., Friday. Game
3, Hebbronville vs. Mathis, 7:30
p.m. Game 4, Freer vs. Banquette,
8:30 Friday. Game 5, Ben Bolt
vs. winners of game 1.
Semifinals will be held on Sat-
urday. Winners of games 2 and
3 will tangle at 2:30 p.m. Winners
of games 4 and 5 will meet at
3:30 p.m. The finals will be play-
ed at 7:30 Saturday night.
A trophy will be awarded the
basketball champions, it was re-
company has entered the Tesorco
field with its first operation. It
is on the P. G. de Garcia lease,
660 feet northeast of Rowan and
Hope No. 2 Cuellar, in the A. Ri-
vas survey No. 13. They had rigg-
ed up the first part of the week
for a 5100-foot test.
Andrew M. Edwards, high
school vocational teacher and
secretary of the Benavides Ro-
tary club was in charge of the
Luncheon program Thursday. He
chose “Soil Conservation” as his
subject for discussion.
Wednesday noon a group of
Benavides Rotarians motored to
Laredo to give, what was con-
ceded by many, to be one of the
most interesting- programs ever
rendered by a visiting club.
The meeting was held at the
Plaza Hotel with R. V. Dublin,
Jr. of Laredo, chairman of the
inter-city committee presiding.
He introduced Jose R. De Leon,
president of the visiting club, who
in turn introduced Rev. L. M.
Huff, pastor of the First Baptist
church of Benavides, and prin-
cipal speaker on the program.
“Broken Resolutions,” was
Rev. Huff’s subject in which he
advised all Rotarians to “hear
more of the good and less of the
bad and it will be a happier
year.” He said that if all coun-
tries would make good their res-
olutions, and keep them, we
would not be faced with situa-
tions now existing. “The coun-
tries that have persecuted the
Jewish race have never prosper-
ed long,” he concluded in con-
nection with his discussion of
Irma Green of Benavides,
gave several selections on her pi-
ano accordon. he entire club
joined in singing songs to her
The regular meeting held last
week was in charge of R. W. Mil-
ligan, program chairman of the
Benavides club. “Importance of
Programs” was his subject. During
the discussion he announced his
program calender for the first
six moths of 1939.
Among those motoring to Ler-
edo were G. W. Morris, Matias
Cuellar, Irma Green, Rev. L. M.
Huff and Jose R. De Leon.
Will Be Legal
Thursday, January 19th will be
observed by the local bank as a
legal holiday, it was announced
this week. The occasion is the
birthday anniversary of Robert
As a graduate from West Point
in 1829, Robert Edward Lee serv-
ed with distinction in the engin-
eer corps of the U. S. Army, at-
taining the rank of colonel in the
General Lee left an imperish-
able name as one of the great-
est soldiers in the war between
the states, if not one of the great-
est in military history.
Injured When He
Jumps From Auto
Injuries received by Leroy Car-
penter of Benavides when he
jumped from an automobile he
believed was going to leave the
highway proved to be only sup-
erficial. The accident occurred
recently near Beeville.
The car was driven by John
Overton, also of Benavides, but
he was not injured .
Carpenter was removed to a
Beeville hospital for medical at-
City Drug Store
Building Will Be
Made Into Clinic
San Diego will soon boast of
a modern Maternity Hospital
and Clinic according to plans
made public this week by Dr. A.
The stock of merchandise will
be sold and probably removed to
the Regis Drug Company while
the City Drug Store building will
be remodeled and partitioned
into eight rooms.
The contract has already been
let to A. Benavides and Ramon
Garcia, San Diego contractors.
The materials will be supplied by
the San Diego Lumber and Hard-
The remodeling is expected to
be completed in about 30 work-
When completed the Maternity |
Hospital and Clinic will contain
an operating room, X-Ray labor-
atory and obstetrical room and
offices. Doctors Rocha Garfias,
G. G. Wyche and A. Duran, will
be asociated with the new proj-
Actual work on the proposed
clinic will probably get under way
the last of the week.
Steel In Eye
Saturday a piece of steel was re-
moved from the left eye of Don
Campbell, an employee of the A.
& W. Tool Company, by Dr. A.
Campbell was swedging a pipe
when a piece of steel struck him
in the eye. The injury is not ex-
pected to cause permanent loss of
Mrs. Rossi Is
Buried In Corpus
Death claimed Mrs. Donata
Maria Rossi, age 69, a resident
of Corpus Christi for 15 years,!
Friday afternoon at her home.
She had been in ill health for
about two years.
Mrs. Rossi was born in Italy
and came to America 51 years
ago. For many years she was a
resident in Duval county on the
famous Rossi ranch, near Bena-
Survivors include six sons, Ni-
cholas Rossi of Benavides,
John Charles, Paul, Eugene,
and two daughters, Mrs. Mary
West of Benavides and Miss
Isabel Rossi of Corpus Christi, 10
grandchildren and one great-
grandchild, John Rutledge of j
Funeral services were conduc-
ted Sunday morning, January
8th, and interment was made in
the Holy Cross cemetery beside
the body of her husband, An-
drew Rossi, who died Febru-
ary 4, 1932. Pall bearers were F.
Vaello Puig, Calvin North, Jim
Gallagher, Fred W. Wright,]
C. C. Hysaw, Henry Nolte, H.
G. Spiller, and D. E. Beck.
Many residents of Duval Coun-
ty attended the funeral. Among
those from Benavides included F.
Vaello, Jr., Robert Bozada, Dr. J.
C. Gonzalez, Jr., Josephine Vael-
lo, Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Compton
and son, Edelmiro Farias and
Misses Raquel and Zulema Far-
ias, T. J. Benavides, Mrs. Sarah |
Kavanaugh and son.
The last resting place of an-
other Duval County pioneer was
piled high with many beautiful
floral offerings. „ ,.
Master Leo D.
Ritchey Arrives ^
The announcement of the ap-
proaching marriage of their
daughter, Teresa, was announced
this week by Mr. and Mrs. Ja-
cinto Garcia of Benavides.
The wedding ceremony will be
performed in the San Pablo Cath-
olic church on Sunday, January
Miss Garcia will wed Ale jo Ra-
mirez, of Kingsville.
Twins Born In
Sunday, January 8th, twins, a
boy and a girl were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Hill. The girl is
reported to be doing nicely, but
her brother only lived a few
Mrs. Hill is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Avelino Canales.
The attending physicians were
Dr. Juan C. Gonzalez and Dr.
The seven pound boy born to
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Ritchey on
Wednesday, January 4th, h>s
been named Leo David Ritchey.
Mr. Richey is an engineer and
employed by the Duval Pipe Line
Company. ■" “ *
Dr. A. C. Clark, attending phy-
sician, reports both her mother
and son progressing satisfactorily.
And Richard Monk
The marriage of Irene McClel-
len of Hebbronville and Richard
Monk, formerly of Benavides,
last Sunday came as a surprise to
their future home in Freer.
Mr. and Mrs. Monk will make
their many friends.
Of A. W. Trafton
The infant daughter of Mr. teJLT-
Mrs. A .W. Trafton was operat||
ed on in a Corpus Christi hospital
for mastoid trouble last week.' j
The young lady, Annie Mae
Trafton is less than one yearj
They returned home Saturday!
after what is believed to be a
Dr. Juan C. Gonzalez, Jr., of
Benavides, assisted in the opei~|
Rev. Reno, of Bruni, will hold I
services every Friday at 7:30 p.m.
at the Community Church at
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