The Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 28, 1958 Page: 1 of 20
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The Aransas Pass Progress
Serving the Aransas Pass, Ingleside, and Port Aransas Area
VOLUME 50—NUMBER 26
ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1958
(10 CENTS BY THE SINGLE COPY)
Pat Kindle and Joiin Flinn Elected
hi Saturday’s Democratic Renoff
Pat Kindle was elected com-
missioner of Precinct 4, San Pa-
tricio county, and John H. Flinn
was elected district attorney of the
36th Judicial District in Satur-
day’s Democratic runoff' election.
Both races were extremely close.
In the commissioner’s race,
Kindle defeated incumbent Raulie
L. Irwin by 119 votes. He polled
1,492 votes to 1,373 for Irwin.
Kindle, former .Aransas Pass
mayor, carried both Aransas Pass
boxes and Precinct 10 at Taft,
while Irwin carried Gregory,
Portland, Ingleside and Precinct
16 at Taft. Kindle led Irwin by
72 votes in the first primary elec-
tion in which Johnnie Quarles of
Taft ran a close third.
Kindle, a resident of Aransas
Pass for about 12 years, is in the
insurance and real estate busi-
ness. He will take over the county
post on Jan. 1.
The vote by precincts was as
4, Gregory __________
6, Aransas Pass -
8, Portland ________
... .. 90
9, Ingleside _______,
10, Taft __________
15, Aransas Pass
16, Taft ________
Both commissioner candidates
had been, campaigning vigorously
and Saturday’s turnout in Pre-
cinct 4 was only 525 votes short
of the first primary. In Saturday’s
election, over 75 per cent of the
votes cast in San Patricio county
were in Precinct 4, which in-
cludes the five towns of Aransas
Pass, Ingleside, Taft, Portland
In the district attorney’s race,
Flinn, a Sinton attorney, defeated
Richard D. Hatch of Aransas Pass
by 164 votes. Flinn polled 3,267
to 3,103 for Hatch.
Services are being held each
evening at the First Baptist
Church in a Youth Revival that
began Sunday and will contiue
through Sunday. Rev. Bill Ar-
nold, pastor, is conducting the
services and other phases of the
services are being conducted by
the youth of the church.
Peggy Gunn, Pat Mathisen and
Gay Gathright are in charge of
the music and Richard Bass is
song leader. Also featured each
evening is a testimony by a young
This morning a breakfast was
held for the Intermediate Depart-
ment. Friday morning the Se-
nior Department will be compli-
mented at a breakfast and Sat-
urday morning the Young Peo-
ple’s Department will be honored.
A cordial invitation is extended
to the public, and young people
of the community to attend these
Mrs. Lloyd Williams under-
went minor surgery in Aransas
Hospital Aug. 25. She is reported
to be doing fine.
Flinn is scheduled to take of.
fice Jan. 1 to serve out a two-
year unexpired term. He will suc-
ceed Joe Caldwell of Rockport,
Who was appointed district attor-
ney by Governor Price Daniel to
fill the vacancy created when
John H. Miller, former district
attorney, was appointed 36th dis-
trict judge after the death of W.
G. Gayle of Beeville. Caldwell
was not a candidate in this year’s
In Saturday’s election, Flinn
carried San Patricio, Bee and Mc-
Mullen counties while Hatch
carried Aransas and Live Oak.
The vote by counties was i
San Patricio —
Live Oak ________
At Local Bank
William W. McClaskey, former
president of banks in Lockhart
and Kyle, has been employed as
vice president of the First State
Bank iii Aransas Pass, Arlin Yea-
ger, president, announced Wed-
nesday. He will succeed Col.
James W. Porter, who has re-
signed and will move to Florida.
McClaskey’s appointment was
confirmed by the board of direct-
ors at its regular monthly meet-
ing Tuesday night. He will serve
as vice president and as secretary
to the board.
In other action Tuesday night,
the board of directors elevated
Melvin Beyer from assistant
cashier to cashier.
McClaskey, 43, came to Aran-
sas Pass from Lockhart where
he has been president of the
Lockhart State Bank since it Was
chartered earlier this year. Ear-
lier he was president of the Cit-
izens State Bank in Kyle for two
years. He has been in the bank-
ing business for about eleven
years starting in the First Na-
tional Bank in his home town of
Wellington in the Texas Panhan-
McClaskey is married and has
one daughter^ Suzanne, three
years of age. Mrs. McClaskey and
Suzanne will join him here in the
near future. He is a member of
the Baptist Church, the Lions
Club, and is an officer in the Air
Beyer has been with' the local
bank for-three and a half years
coming here from the First State
Bank in Mathis. He is president
of the Aransas Pass Junior
Chamber of Commerce. '
Colonel Porter, who has been
with the bank for five years, will
leave early in September for
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he
will make his home. A retired
Air Force officer, he has served
as a city alderman at Rockport
and has been active in scouting
and other civic activities in this
. FOOTBALL TICKETS will
n sale at the school tax of-
Sept. 2. Get your tickets
r ... . MRS. C. B. ALFORD,
has been called for jury duty
;day, wishing she knew if
rs from here had been called
160 first graders have reg-
ed at the H. T. FAULK
OOL . . . MARY FLORES is
ery good interior decorator
FRANK BELKEN has a little
ddaughter . . . RUBY PAT-
r and NEIL KIRKHAM, local
ness people who were coop-
Lve and purchased flags to go
•ont of their offices, were very
appy Wednesday when they
id that someone had stolen
r flags . . i HERMAN SIN-
ITON of A&I College landed
ft. 3 in. Dolphin while fishing
week . . . MARY PATTER-1
j was really delighted over
little granddaughter who she
for the first time while on
ition ... LARRY RAY, prom-
it Aransas Pass citizen, was
missioned an honorary ad-
=d in the Texas Navy WedneS-
. Judge JOHN H. MILLER
le the presentation on behalf
Jovernor PRICE DANIEL • • •
JOHN H. FLINN
Aransas Pass Schools Open Sept. %
Faculty Meeting Scheduled Friday
Vacation time for local school
children and teachers will soon
Aransas Pass schools will open
Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, on a
full-day basis, A. A. Ericson, su-
perintendent, has announced. The
first and second grades will be
dismissed at 2:30 p. m. daily but
all other classes will remain un-
til 4 p. m.
Starting Tuesday, the school
busses will run their regular
schedule, and the cafeterias will
serve noon lunches Eriscon said.
First and second grade stud-
ents will report to H. T. Faulk
The annual meeting of the Ar-
ansas Pass United Fund will be
held at 7 p. m. today at Lone Star
Park Building, according to an-
nouncement by Dr. W. N. Tinner-
The report of the nominating
committee will be heard and di-
rectors and officers will be elect-
ed. Campaign, budget and admis-
sions and publicity committees
will also be appointed.
All interested citizens are urged
to attend this important meeting
and participate in setting up the
the United Fund organization for
the coming campaign.
MR. AND MRS. GUNN
Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Gunn were
called to Hughes Springs, Texas,
this week due to the death of
her uncle, Joe Haley.
Port Little, 54,
After Heart Attack
Funeral Services for Jackson
Porter (Port) Little, 54, were held
Tuesday afternoon at the First
Christian Church with the Rev.
George A Civey officiating. Bu-
rial was in Prairie View Ceme-
tery with Cage-Marshall ■ Funeral
Home in charge *of arrangements.
Little died of a heart, attack
Saturday at 6 p. m. in a Corpus
He was employed by the Sin-
clair refinery and had been a
resident of this city for 25 years.
He was a member of the First
Christian Church and of the Or-
der of the Arrow. His work with
the Boy Scouts was outstanding
and he had been advisor for the
Explorer Scouts here for 12 years.
Survivors include his wife,
Velma, of this city; a son, Capt.
Owen J., Crawford, U. S. Air
Force; four daughters, Miss Lar-
rine Little of this city; Mrs. W. J.
Clemons, Mrs. W. F. Bott of
Mathis; Mrs. David Christofoletti
of San Antonio, and twelve
The pallbearers, all Explorer
Scouts, were Gordon Gunter,
Robert KonVicka, Henry Vanda-
griff, Ralph Johnson, Bobby Bed-
well and David Ives, all of Ar-
ansas Pass, and Arvid Johanson
Mrs. Bertha Collins,
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha
Collins, 86, were held Monday
afternoon at the First Methodist
Church in Ingleside with the Rev.
E. C. Young, pastor of the First
Methodist Church of Carrizo
Springs officiating. He was as-
sisted by the Rev. W. F. Hath-
away, Jr., pastor. Interment was
in Prairie View Cemetery under
the direction of Cage-Marshall
Mrs. Collins died at the fam-
ily home Sunday morning after
a long illness. She had been a
resident of Ingleside since 1912.
She was a member of the Meth-
odist Church and the Woman’s
Society of Christian Service.
Survivors include four sons, M.
S., R. H., and J. A., all of Ingle-
side, and J. M. of Goliad; six
daughters, Mrs. Lenna Marshall,
Mrs. Alice Muckleroy, both of
Baytownj Mrs. Belle Willard of
Plainview, and Mrs. Merle Col-
lins, Mrs. Ruby Nix and Mrs,
Gladys Whitney, all of Ingleside;
19 grandchildren, 20 great-grand-
children and three great-great
Pallbearers for the funeral
service were her grandsons, Rob-
ert, Calvin and Glen Muckleroy,
Vernon C. Willard, Leroy Collins,
Marvin and Roy Lee Whitney
and Tommy Webb. Another
grandson, David Willard, provid
ed the organ music for the ser-
vice and accompanied the choir.
School. Grades three, four, five
and six will report to Kieberger
School except sixth grade retain-
ees, who will report to May Al-
len School. All seventh and
eighth graders will also report
to May Allen School.
Ericson announced that a gen-
eral faculty meeting will be held
at 9 a. m. Aug. 29 in Oak Grove
auditorium. This will be followed
by sectional meetings of faculty
members, he said.
This year’s faculty of 80 mem-
bers was completed early this
week, Eriscon stated. It includes
70 classroom teachers, two home-
making teachers, one special edu-
cation teacher, four principals, a
nurse, a supervisor and the su-
Seven members of this year’s
faculty are former Aransas Pass
students, the superintendent stat-
ed. , . 1
At Country Club
Set for Week End
A golf tournament will be held
at Live Oak Country Club dur-
ing the Labor Day weekend, ac-
cording to announcement by the
tournament committee. ,,
The 36-hole contest will be de-
cided on medal play with estab-
lished handicap. Contestants may
play 18 holes on any two of the
three days — Saturday, Sunday
and Monday—or they may play
36 holes on any one of the three
Entry fee will be $4.00 and
players may make up their indi-
Starts Friday Night
AUGUST 29, FRIDAY NIGHT
We invite to be our guests at
the picture, “Imitation General”
showing Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday at the Rialto Theatre,
Mrs. H. K. Erwin and guest.
This notice, clipped from The
Progress, will serve as your ad-
7:00 P. M.—Aransas Pass High School Band Concert 1 ,
8:00 P. M.—Coronation of King Shrimp-O-Ree, Ballet Presentation
by Miss Use’s Troop, and Senior Beauty Pageant
9:00 P. M.—Street Dance Downtown on Commercial Street.
AUGUST 30, SATURDAY
9:00 A. M.—Kiddie’s Cyclecade Downtown on Commercial Street.
11:00 A. M.—Parade, Downtown on Commercial Street.
12:00 Noon—Free Shrimp Boil at Newbury Park, across from the
2:30 P. M.—Precision drilling team by the Wharton County Junior
College Starlettes assisted by the College Pioneer
2:50 P. M.—Twirling Exhibition by the Tex-Anns of Del Mar,
under direction of Miss Pat Dunn, assisted by the
Lackland Air Force Base Band—Roosevelt Stadium.
3:00 P. M.—Sub-teens, Junior and Tiny Tots Beauty Pageant.
4:30 P. M.—Mounted Quadrille, presented by the Falfurrias Quad-
rille Club, assisted by the Lackland Air Force Base
Band between Stadium and Lone Star Park Building.
9:00 P. M.—Coronation Dance for King Shrimp-O-Ree, VFW Hall
AUGUST 31, SUNDAY
CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE
10:30 A. M.—Carnival, Concessions and Shrimp Boil under Auspices
of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church—Conn Brown
12:30 P. M.—Blessing of the Fleet, followed by free Boat Rides
and Parade of Decorated Boats Competing for Prizes.
Conn Brown Harbor.
2:30 P. M.—Sports Car Gymkhana, Staged by the South Texas
Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America—Water-
front East of Conn Brown Harbor.
SEPTEMBER 1, MONDAY
12:45 P. M.—Air Sea Rescue Demonstration by Helicopter from
NavaLAir Station—Conn Brown Harbor. (
1:30 P. M.—Boat Races—Conn Brown Harbor.
Student at A&M
College Station, Texas, Aug.
25.—Roy A Buckingham of Aran-
sas Pass has been designated a
distinguished student at Texas
A&M College for the spring se-
A distinguished student, reg-
istered for 15 or more hours, must
have established a grade point
ratio of 2.25 or better and had
no grade below “C”.
On School Budget
Slated Sept. 3
A public hearing on the pro-
posed budget of the Aransas Pass
Independent School District for
the 1958-59 school year will be
held next week, according to an-
nouncement by L. R. Nedbalek,
The hearing will be at 7:30 p.
m., Sept. 3, at the high school
J ij .A
METHODIST GROUNDBREAKING—A large number of members of the First Methodist Church
and fellow townspeople braved thunder showers Sunday afternoon to attend ground-breaking
ceremonies marking the start of a new Methodist Church here. The ceremony took place at the
new church site near H. T. Faulk Elementary School. ,
In the above picture, the Rev. Dale Hasson, pastor, and W. E. Boehnke, a member of the church
building committee, guide the “ground-breaking plow as other members of the building com-
mittee prepare to pull the instrument turning the soil with its several prongs. Others pictured
(left to right) are Mrs. Emory Brown, Mrs. Lillie Richardson, L. R. Nedbalek, J. L. Meredith,
C. L. Dickey, representing the contractor, and Henry Patton. _
A contract was let last week by the First Methodist Church to A H. Rose Construction Co.
for a new church sanctuary and education building which will cost approximately $95,000. It will
be of brick veneer construction over a concrete slab foundation and will be located on the city
block bounded by Greenwood, Eighth, Nelson and Seventh.
The annual Shrimporee, spon-
sored by the Aransas Pass Junior
Chamber of Commerce, opens
Friday night for four big days of
fun and fiesta. This year’s cele-
bration, which lasts through the
Labor Day weekend, is packed
with entertainment and should
attract thousands of visitors from
Friday night’s activities will
center at Roosevelt Stadium. The
Aransas Pass High School band
will play a concert starting at 7
p. m. This will be followed at 8
p. m. by the crowning of King
Shrimporee of 1958.
Five local men are candidates
for the coveted title, but the win-
ner will not be determined until
some time Friday. The candidates
are John H. Smith, Tommy Sum-
merlin, Eugene Webster, Frank
Gathright and Bill Mobley. The
winner will be crowned in a col-
orful setting amid Shrimporee
royalty of past years.
Following the coronation, judg-
es will choose Miss Shrimporee
of 1958 from among twenty beau-
tiful girls representing towns
throughout the Coastal Bend.
Both King Shrimporee and the
winner of the beauty pageant will
be given special honors through-
out the celebration.
A street dance on downtown
Commercial will conclude Fri-
Saturday Is Busy Day
Saturday will be a busy day
packed with entertainment.
The children’s cycleeade—with
added features this year— opens
the day's activities on downtown
Commercial at 9 a. m.
At 11 a. m. comes the big street
parade with its bands, floats, dig-
nitaries, mounted units, and nu-
merous other entries.
A free shrimp boil at Newbury
Park will be served at noon.
Saturday afternoon, activities
shift again to Roosevelt Stadium
where at 2:30 visitors will see a
precision drill exhibition by the
Wharton County Junior College
Starlettes assisted by the col-
lege’s Pioneer Band.
This, will be followed by a
twirling exhibition by the . Tex-
Anns of Del Mar College, Corpus
Christi, under direction of Miss
Pat Damn, assisted by the Lack-
land Air Force Base Band.
The sub-teens, junior and tiny
tot beauty pageant will start at
See "SHRIMPOREE," Page 8
Go On Sale
Tuesday, Sept. 2
Season tickets for the 1958
fpotball season will go on sale
September 2 at the school tax of-
fice. Through Sept 11, locals may
obtain the same seats they have
had during previous seasons, L.
R. Nedbalek announced. However,
he stated that on Sept. 12, the
seats will be sold on a first come
first serve basis.
Tbs first home game will be
played here on Sept. 19.
. . . EDITH and BOBBY leav-
ing for Dallas to attend Fall Mar-
ket ... everyone in a rush get-
ting ready for the coming
. . . BILLIE FAYE and GRADY
beaming with happiness . . . CE-
LINA and NEIL apartment hunt-
ing in Corpus Christi ... the
MANNING family rejoicing this
morning over a little grand-
daughter . . . MARGARET and
NAOMI going for their afternoon
coffee . . . MRS. IRENE WRAY
being a gracious hostess to the
B&PW Club Tuesday evening ...
TILLIE breathing easier these
days . . . LAURA BUCKING-
HAM and little daughter visiting
here while ROY is away at camp
. . . SALLY RAMSEY shopping
for supplies for Herb Rogers Co.
HORACE and BETH visiting
with friends here ... RITTEN-
HOUSE in a dither making a
float for the Girl Scouts . . . ES-
THER McNEILL rushing to work
early in the morning . BILL
ARNOLD making plans for his
first Quarterback Club meeting
. . . GRANNIE RENEAU passing
the time of day with old friends
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