Benavides Facts (Benavides, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, April 3, 1942 Page: 1 of 4
Dr. Paul Owens
New Location—Main Street
Eyes examined—Glasses fitted
“An Epco Publication’
BENAVIDES, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1942
J. L. C. Beaman, Sole Owner
In Sinton Meet
* Five soloists and ten ensembles
from the Benavides High School
& Band led by Estill Foster, direc-
^ tor, will take part in the Festival
to be held at Sinton, Friday,
April 3. This part of the festival
will be under the jurisdiction of
the Texas Music Educators and
winners will be entitled to the
official State adopted medals for
first and second division win-
Soloists are: Elisa Carvajal,
flute; Calla Maurice Smith and
Elma Carrillo, clarinets; Poncia-
no Ramirez, trombone; and Ru-
ben Chapa, tuba. Accompanists
for the solos will be Hilda Cha.-
jl pa and Blasita Guevara, who are
also members of the band. Lupe
Martinez, baritone soloist, will
not be able to play his number
i_j because of an extended illness.
Ensembles that will play in
Friday’s program are: Brass
Quartet, Ramiro Carrillo, Bobby
A Joe Bogart, Leonel Canales, Pon-
French Horn Quartet, Hilda
/M Chapa, Elodia Chapa, Velma Ca-
* f sas, Juanita Diaz.
Brass Sextet, Elizar Chapa,
Octavio Carrillo, Hilda Chapa,
Eloy Carrillo, Antonio Palacios,
Brass Sextet, Oscar Canales,
Joe De Leon, Elodia Chapa, Bil-
ly Gene Bogart, Antonio Pala-
cios, Alfredo Ruiz.
Wood Wind Quintet, Alma
Caballero, Billie Ann Thorp,
Elizabeth Martin, Velma Casas,
Saxophone Quartet, Johnny
Gonzales, Adelicia Salinas, Thel-
ma Barton, Estela Palacios, Rosa
Clarinet Trio, Calla Maurice
r Smith, Elma Carrillo, Alma Ca-
(H) Mixed Clarinet Quartet, J. D.
jPaton, Gloria Oliveira, Gloria
V Ramos, Maria Garza.
Clarinet Quartet, (4Bb) Eliza-
beth Martin, Englantina Canales,
Graciela Gutierrez, Irma Marti-
1 Clarinet Quartet, (4 Bb), J. D.
Paton, Alma Canales, Irma Mar-
tinez, Victoriano Casas.
Spring* Flight Made Possible By Every Citizen
The State Water Inspector of
Austin, made his official visit to
Benavides Monday. He was ac-
companied by J. A. Santos of San
Diego, Duval County Sanitary
An inspection tour of the wa-
ter well, tank, reservoir and all
equipment showed them to be
in perfect condition. “The in-
spector was high in his praise of
the Benavides plant,” reports
Francisco Saenz, Jr., city secre-
Carpet grass will be set out in
the near future around the tanks
in a beautification project.
Red Cross Benefit
At Parr Home
Many Benavides ladies at-
tended the Red Cross silver tea
at the home of Mrs. George B.
Parr in San Diego Saturday af-
Among them were Mrs. Frank
Brooks, Mrs. R. L. George, Mrs.
Charles Blanchert, Mrs. Bert Har-
rison, Mrs. C. D. Adams, Mrs.
Bill Kunetka, Mrs. E. McCarty,
Mrs. Gaston Solis, Mrs. Joe De
^Leon, Mrs. Ghenie Morris, Mrs.
Jimmy Vaello, Mrs. Carl Stock-
ard, Mrs. Gordon Rector, Mrs.
Frank Blackburn, Mrs. Harry
■*, Dixon, Mrs. J. M. Momeny, Mrs.
Lester Thorpe, Mrs. William
j, Mitchell, Mrs. Alfred Harrell,
* Miss Emma Lee Adams, Miss
Carlota Lopez Lira, and Miss
Given Big Birthday
Mrs. Marshall Crestman enter-
tained Saturday afternoon with a
party in honor of her little
daughter, Sharon, who celebrat-
ed her seventh birthday.
Birthday cake, pqnch, and
candy were served to the gueslis'.
Among the guests were: Betty
Smith, Patricia Stockard, Mar-
tha Fuqua, Betty Joe Curtis,
fl^prothy Ritchie, Nancy Joe Pat-
^p-son, Jo Ann Rutledge, Betty
Sue Cofer, Thelma Blue, Janice
Harrison, Shirlene Blue, Don and
Dan Milligan, Eugene, Philip, and
Diana Pugh, Harrel and Henry
Ritchie, and James Bryan.
There will be Easter services
rat the Community Church Sun-
^ Mrs. Frank Blackburn will be
in charge of the program.
v The Rev. Smith of Austin, a
returned missionary from China,
will preach at both the morning
-^nd evening services.
The public is cordially invited.
Two Test Wells
Drilling In Duval
County This Week
Duval County wildcat activity
suffered a slight slump last week
with but two active tests report-
ed while the county’s remaining
wildcats were still reported in
the location stage.
Four miles northwest of Rea-
litos, Guy I. Warren No. 1 Clara
Driscoll is making preparations
to drill below surface casing on
a proposed 4,200 foot wildcat test
located 3,630 feet from the west
line and 1,980 feet from the north
line of the Jose Antonio Cuellar
W. C. McBride No. 1 John
Murphy is drilling ahead below
3.000 feet on a wildcat test locat-
ed immediately north of the Lab-
be Field and 660 feet from the
north and east lines of the 125
acre lease in the center of the
northeast one-quarter of the
southwest one-quarter of Survey
Six miles southwest of Bena-
vides, Henderson Coquat No.
C-3 Southland Life Insurance
Co., 2,031 feet from the south
line and 1,916 feet from the west
line of Section 1, Ball Ranch
subdivision of the Santos Flores
Grant, was carried to the total
depth of 6,005 feet and abandon-
ed dry after encountering no
One and one-quarter miles east
of the Palangana Dome, Tom Cal-
laghan No. 1 Walter C. Gravis,
660 feet from the south and east
lines of Survey 240, is still a
location for a 5000 foot wildcat
Also a location for the county
is Henderson Coquat’s No. 1 Ed-
dins Estate, five miles east of
production in the Benavides
Field, and 660 feet from the
north and east lines of the South-
west one-quarter of the J. Poit-
event Survey No. 375.
In the Piedre Lumbre Field,
Government Wells Oil Co. No. 5
Lundell is drilling ahead below
2.000 feet on a test located 2,310
feet from the north line and 900
feet from the west line of Section
364, in the J. Poitevent Survey.
In the North Government
Wells Field, G. R. Miller No. 1
W. L. Hester is drilling ahead
below 2,000 feet on a test located
660 feet from the south and east
lines of the northeast one-quar-
ter of Survey 47.
Still a location for the Hoff-
man Field is the Cuellar Bros.
Oil Co. No. B-2 Cuellar, 330 feet
from the southeast line and 951
feet from the northeast line of
the 54 acre “B’ lease in the
C&MRR Co. Survey No. 114.
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Home For Easter
Students returning from var-
ious colleges for the Easter holi-
days are: Tida and Virgiina Lo-
pez Lira, Chestly Duft, Crescen-
cio and Carlos Oliveira, Vivian
and Charles Adams from the
University of Texas at Austin;
Elena Morales of Our Lady of the
Lake in San Antonio; Frank
Vaello, Jr. of Shreiner Institute
in Kerrville; Pedro Coronado
from the Corpus Christi Academy
in Corpus Christi; Amalia Gon-
zales, Armando Rodriguez and
Jesus Sauceda of College of Arts
and Industries in Kingsville.
From Realitos In
Mrs. M. M. Smith
Leader Of Program
“Family and Community
Health,” is the Parent-Teacher
Association subject to be dis-
cussed Tuesday afternoon at the
April [meeting of the. Benavides
group, a :inj b
Mrs. M. M. Smith will sei’ve as
The program out-line is as fol-
“America the Beautiful”, As-
Health Talk, Miss Lula M.
Champion, County Health Nurse.
“Foods”, Mrs. E. F. McCarty.
The use of chlorine, important
to the war effort, has been re-
stricted in laundry operations,
swimming pools, domestic clean-
sers and similar items.
Alfredo Salinas, age 22, of
Realitos is in the Benavides cli-
nic suffering from pneumonia.
He was removed to a home in
Benavides before his condition
grew worse, but Monday he was
taken to the clinic by the Macias
Late this week there seemed
little change in his condition, it
Program In Alice
The “Dairy Day” program will
be held in Alice, Wednesday,
April 8th., and will be staged on
the Alice football field.
The two D.H.I. Associations
state they expect each .member
to bring at least one animal.
There is no limit to the number
of animals any dairy man may
exhibit. Bring your best and have
them properly “Classified.” Plen-
ty of room, ribbons and time.
Let’s make it a show of which
we can be proud. Mr. Knolle
has asked all dairymen to com-
plete an entry blank and mail
it so listings of animals may be
In case of rain on Wednesday,
April 8, the show will be trans-
ferred to South Texas Auction
and Commission Co. on Falfur-
rias Highway, with cattle tied
in unexposed area.
The; program arranged will be
1Q;00 ’' A/'M.
Judging of Dairy Cattle.
Prizes-for Adults and Juniors.
Judging and program from
10:00 A. M. to 12:00 noon.
Your dairy problems discussed.
12:00 - 1:00 Dinner.
1:00 P. M. ....
Cattle Classification by quali-
Prizes awarded in Judging
An open competitive examina-
tion to fill the vacancy in the
position of postmaster in Bena-
vides has been announced by the
United States Civil Service Com-
mission at the request of the
In order to be eligible for the
examination, an applicant must
be a citizen of the United Stages,
must have actually resided with-
in the delivery of this post of-
fice, or within the city or town in
which the office is located, for
at least one year immediately
preceding the date fixed for
close of receipt of application,
must be in good physical condi-
tion, and within the prescribed
age limits. Both men and women
Under the terms of an Act of
Congress, approved June 25,
1938, the Civil Service Commis-
sion will certify the names of the
highest three qualified eligibles
to the Postmaster General who
shall thereupon submit the name
of the one selected to the Presi-
dent for nomination. Confirma-
tion by the Senate is the final
Receipt of application closes
April 10th. Salary for Benavides
Postmaster is $2,200 per year.
Lionel Garcia, 14-year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leopoldo Garcia
and a nephew of Mrs. Ruperto
Cadena, was accidently shot
while rabbit hunting with sev-
eral of his friends.
The mishap occurred while the
boys were hunting on the La
Mota creek late Sunday after-
noon. The .22 calibre ball entered
his right side at the base of the
After receiving emergency
treatment at the hands of Dr.
John P. Veit, Lionel was remov-
ed to a San Antonio hospital in
a Moyer Mortuary ambulance.
Word reaching here late this
week endicates his condition is
critical and his fever continues.
Altar Of The Kings
Sales of natural gas last year
were 19 per cent over the 1940
total, the biggest increase
New clothes will be short on
zippers, buckles a“nd other metal
ornaments. Most of the buttons
that are used will be made of
wood, bone and spun glass.
Band Gives Program
The members of the Grammar
School Band played a program
before the Assembley of all the
Grammar School students in
Hebbronville last Friday.
The numbers were very en-
thusiastically received, and Mrs.
Cousins, Principal, was gracious
in expressing the appreciation of
the school for the program that
was played for them.
A cornet solo by Norvell Coul-
ing accompanied by Ruben Car-
rillo was given special commen-
These diminutive performers
caught the eye of their audience.
The greater part of the program
was under the directionn of Pete
Rivera. One group of numbers
was directed by Estill Foster.
Rev. A. J. Martin, pastor Ben-
avides Baptist church also ac-
companied the group on the trip.
Tea Shower Given
Mrs. W. E. Bonner
Mrs. J. H. Schubert, Mrs. Bill
Fuqua, Mrs. Clyde Plunkett, Mrs.
T. S. Vande Venter, Mrs. Pat
Minor, Mrs. A. L. Allen, Mrs. G.
L. Adami, and Mrs. Rudy Hofar-
kaump entertained with a tea
shower at the home of Mrs. C.
R. Plunkett Monday afternoon
from 4 to 6 o’clock, compliment-
ing Mrs. E. Bonner.
The refreshment table was laid
with a beautiful lace cloth and
the centerpiece was a low bowl
of pastel colored sweet peas
placed on a reflector. Mrs. Vande
Venter served punch at the end
of the table.
Little buckets of ice-cream
with sweet peas representing
potted plants were favors.
Those attending were Mrs.
Herb Vandiver of New Iberia,
La., Mrs. T. C. Jones, Mrs. Lewis
Parrish, Mrs. C. R. Smith, Mrs.
L. L. Patou, Mrs. J. M. Chrest-
man, Mrs. Archie Watson, Mrs.
Carl Stockard, Mrs. Flake Smith,
Mrs. F. W. Halliburton, Mrs. Rob-
ert Pearce, Mrs. Buster Baily,
Mrs. John Rutledge, Mrs. W. J.
Mitchell, Mrs. H. K. Dixon, Mrs.
G. J. Rector, Mrs. L. O. Machen,
Mrs. J. B. Huff, and Mrs. H. F.
In the Cathedral, facing the
Zocalo, in Mexico City, stands
one of the largest and most
beautiful altars in all the world.
The Altar of the Kings, pictured
above, is a replica of a chapel in
the Cathedral of Seville, Spain.
All of it is richly carved and
covered with pure gold. The al-
tar was begun in 1718 and com-
pleted in 1837 and is located in
the church which was started in
1573. The vaulted dome in this
imposing edifice is 180 feet above
Aft Rotary Meet
Supt. R. W. Milligan was chair-
man of the program committee
at the regular meeting of the
Benavides Rotary Club in the pri-
vate dining room of the Liberty
Cafe Thursday noon.
Two new members were wel-
comed into the club.
Tuesday a delegation of Ben-
avides Rotarians motored to San
Diego for a “pep” rally. During
the business session the San Die-
go club', sponsored by the Ben-
avides Rotarians, voted to dis-
band, but the ballot resulted in
Among those making the trip
were C. E. McKee, Jose R. De
Leon, Pete Coronado, . J. W.
Kunetka, Clarence Stock and Nago
Alaniz, whose name was unin-
tentionally omitted from the list
Is Enjoyable Says
Mrs. J. Breining
Poultry raising is lots of fun
according to Mrs. John Breining
of the Seven Sisters Home
Demonstration Club if you have
convenient poultry houses, nests,
feed coops and a nice range.
Mrs. Breining has one hundred
twenty four baby chicks she had
hatched from her own eggs from
the Siddell R.O.P. White Leghorn
stock. The chicks only cost her
The baby chicks are kept in
the brooder house, which has a
wire floor and a special composi-
tion material which lets in the
direct rays of the sunlight, thus
the baby chicks are never let
outside when small.
Miss Emma Barton
Boys Last Friday
Miss Emma Barton, sponsor of
the Grammar School Volley Ball
team, entertained the Grammar
School football boys at the
Momeny Gymnasium Friday
night at 8 o’clock.
Dancing, dominoes, cards and
ping pong were enjoyed.
Refreshments were served to
about eighty guests.
Chaperones were Mr. and Mrs.
A. N. Saenz, Mrs. M. M. Smith,
Mrs. Bessie McCoy, and Miss
Miss Mary Foster
Returns Home From
Mary Jo Foster, age 15, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Foster
who reside on the Humble Lease,
rehmned home from an Alice
Hospital Sunday after having
submitted to an operation for
the removal of her appendix
Tuesday, March 24.
Dr. John P. Veit performed
Tuesday the clips were remov-
ed from the wound and Miss Fos-
ter is progressing satisfactorily.
Grass Fire At n
Shortly afternoon Saturday the
fire siren sounded and members
of the Benavides Volunteer Fire
Department made a run to Man-
uel Salinas’ home.
A grass fire had gotten out of
control and the alarm was given,
but by the time the firemen ar-
rived neighbors had the fire un-
der control with the use of
No damage was reported by
Fire Chief A. C. Canales.
Leader At Womans
Mrs. Frank Blackburn, presi-
dent of the Woman’s Council of
the Benavides Community church
presided at the regular weekly
meeting of the organization at
the church Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Blackburn gave the devo-
tional and also conducted a Bi-
It was announced that the
Council would hold Good Friday
services at the church Friday af-
ternoon at 4 o’clock.
Elementary members answered
to the roll call including Mrs.
Blackburn, Mrs. Lester Thorpe,
Mrs. M. M. Smith, Mrs. Bessie
McCoy, Mrs. Harry Dixon, Mrs,
Arlee Washington, Mrs. J. D.
Wade, Mrs. J. M. Momeny, Mrs.
C. D. Adams, Mrs. William
Mitchell, and Mrs. Gordon Rec-
A motor scooter, resembling a
small motorcycle, has been pur-
chased by the City Utility De-
partment, reports Francisco
Saenz, Jr., city secretary. A side-
car will be added soon for the
convenience in carrying gas and
The scooter will be used in
place of the heavy delivery truck
in many instances for the ser-
vicing of gas and water and will
also be used in collection of ac-
counts, Mr. Saenz explained.
A substantial saving in gas,
oil and maintenance costs will
be realized by the use of the
new and lighter equipment.
Treba Tissue celebrated her
ninth birthday Tuesday after-
noon with a party given by Mrs.
Bill Riley and her mother Mrs.
R. M. Tissue.
Games and refreshments of ice
cream and cake with small comic
books as favors.
The birthday party was en-
joyed by Jo Ann Rutledge, Bar-
bara Lee Allen, Joan and Helen
Howard, Dolores Beaton, Rennie
Freeman, Patsy Weeks, Christine
Clements, Linda Dell Pumphrey,
Billie Jo Weeks, Billy Burnett,
Johnnie Vaello, Charlie Slayton,
Dickie Slayton, Johnnie Slayton,
and Tony Carrillo.
Mrs. Hyatt Makes
Mexico City Round
Trip By Airplane
Mrs, J. F. Hyatt, of Chicago,
but who has been visiting here
fdr several months, left Satur-
A & I Freshmen
Follies Will Be
Given April 9
More than 40 freshmen will
participate in the Freshmen Fol-
lies to be presented at the Texas
A&I College auditorium, Kings-
ville, April 9. Evanita Parker, di-
rector of the event, with the aid
of Miss Betty Rugeley, freshman
class sponsor, completed the en-
tire script this week.
“A Day in an Army Camp”
will be the theme of this year’s
Follies, with a comic title of
“From Reveille to Taps.” Fea-
tured in the eight scenes will be
15 stjde show models, a German
band, song and dance teams, and
an old-fashioned “Mellerdram-
Presentation of Freshman Fol-
lies originated in last year’s
freshman class, with the Fresh-
man Council supervising the en-
O. J. Sheeran
San Diego Rancher
Funeral services were con-
ducted in Alice Thursday morn-
ing for Owen J. Sheeran, 57, Du-
val County rancher, who died
Rites were held in the San
Francisco de Paula Catholic
church and interment made in
the San Diego cemetery.
Survivors included his wife,
two sons, two sisters and five
Miss Delfina Mendez, daugh-
ter of Mrs. Ainalia Mendez, this
week took up her hew duties as
a clerkht^^he’ Regis prh'g Store,
f accompanied by Clyde Mar- j ass*st Misk Barbarita
shall of Hebbronville, for a short !j£a$ena as sa*es ia^y-
visit in Mexicef City. r.n
The round trip will be made
by airplane. ;):r' ’’, v
Mrs. Hyatt stated they would
spend five days visiting the in-
teresting points near the Capital
of the Sister Republic before
returning to Benavides.
Mrs. Sanchez Is
Removed In Macias
Mrs. Rufino Sanchez was. re-
moved to an Alice hospital Sun-
day in a Macias Ambulance.
She will be under observation
and medical treatment while in
Be a regular on the home
front! Make regular pay-roll
purchases of U. S. Defense
-Savings Bonds and Stamps.
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Beaman, J. L. C. Benavides Facts (Benavides, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, April 3, 1942, newspaper, April 3, 1942; Alice, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth884673/m1/1/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Duval County Library.