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November 1937


Miss Elaine Hendrix has been ill with tonsillitis this week.

Prof. Tom Hale of Bay City,, attended the Carnival, Friday night.

The Woman’s Union met at Mrs. Lashbrook’s Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Harbison went to Port Lavaca, Tuesday morning for several days visit.

Mrs. Roy Nelson called at the Crayble home in Citrus Grove, Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hurd of Matagorda were Collegeport visitors several days this week.

Miss Jean Lashbrook who has been in Bay City for several months is vacationing at home.

Gaines Corporon had the misfortune to get his foot mashed in a hay press, Saturday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Franzen and Miss Emma Franzen, of Houston, visited relatives here Saturday and Sunday.

Misses Roberta Liggett and George Alice Jones, students at Kingsville, were Sunday guests with their parents here.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Corporon and son Gene, Mr. and Mrs. John Carrick, and Mrs. Crane drove to Garwood Wednesday to visit Mr. Hubert Travis and family.

Gilbert Lebkneckler and William Scheer of Beardstown, Ill., who have been on an extended trip through the West visited with Mr. Scheer’s uncle, Fred Bolhorst and J. Lashbrook and family. Mr. Bolhorst accompanied them to the Rio Grande Valley on a sightseeing trip. They left for their home in Illinois Saturday morning.

The school carnival was held at the community house, Friday night with a large crowd in attendance. A short program was given after which the carnival was enjoyed by all. The 4-H Club had the country store, the Girl Reserves served coffee, sandwiches, cakes and cocoa. The fish pond, crazy house and side shows all drew their share of the crowd. The popularity contest resulted in Oneida Bullington, the popular girl and Mr. Harbison the homeliest man. After much merriment and happy conversation, we departed hoping we would have another get-to-gether before long.

Mrs. Hurd, Mrs. Hensley, Miss Hill and Miss Johnson were hostesses to a Hallowe’en frolic at the Hurd home Saturday night for the Girl Reserves and little pals. As the guests arrived, they were seated in the dark on the porch and when all had arrived a ghost called each by name and invited inside for questioning. When finding their future mate the girls had an agreeable surprise as a real man’s face looked over her shoulder into the mirror she held. The boys had been invited secretly. Games and ghost stories were told much to the terror of the guests. Hot dog sandwiches were served and the guests departed declaring they had had a most delightful time.

Palacios Beacon, November 4, 1937


Mr. Boeker, Sr., spent last week in Bay City and Houston.

Mr. Jack Holsworth was a business visitor in Houston, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Neill and family of Port Lavaca visited Mr. and Mrs. Harbison, Sunday.

Mrs. Frank King returned from Kentucky last week where she visited relatives several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Harris of Electra came Saturday to spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. Sutton.

Miss Hill and the Girl Reserves are working hard on their room and expect to have their installation service soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Ola Sillaman and children of Electra were week end guests of Mrs. Sillaman’s sister, Mrs. Sutton and family.

Mrs. Pierce of Blessing, Mrs. Mansfield of Bay City, Mrs. Liggett and Mrs. Harbison of Collegeport were guests of Mrs. Hurd, Friday afternoon.

The Woman’s Club met Thursday at the Library. American Homes was the subject of the program led by Mrs. Harbison. Owing to bad weather, only a few members were present.

The Demonstration Club met Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Crane. Mrs. Sides was present and all enjoyed the program led by her. Mrs. Crane served delicious refreshments of fresh hot rolls, coffee, cake and cocoa.

Palacios Beacon, November 18, 1937


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