Deutschburg

Across the river from Francitas is Deutschburg, the home of a German colony as satisfied and contented as it is thrifty and prosperous. Of this colony Dr. Herman Gerhard is the father. He planned it and he laid the foundation for it when he built his home on his 120 acre farm there. Dr. Gerhard while editor of a national German newspaper published at Lincoln came here with Colonel Maher on a hunting trip and so delighted was he with the climate and soil that he requested Schwind and Maher to reserve 3,000 acres upon which he desired to locate a German colony. He showed his faith in the country by building a home there and installing his family.

He selected for his building site a most beautiful spot which overlooks the river and commands a view of the country for many miles around. There he has built a residence which he hopes in time will become the gathering place of the many friends that he is now assembling in our suburbs.

Dr. Gerhard is one of the best… He has been the head of the German-American alliance, and has as editor of one of the most influential German papers published, been a leader among his people. Educated in the best schools of the fatherland and inspired with a love of his adopted country, he is one of our best citizens. He is thoroughly in love with his Deutschburg and the days never grow too long for him to sing its praises. It is his ambition, and his ambition will surely be attained, to build up a Deutschburg a thoroughly German colony of contented, happy people. Recently the census showed 33 person[s] who have homes there solely upon the recommendations of the doctor. Among them is Dr. Eichmann, a German physician and surgeon, who for many years was the head of the department of a hospital in Berlin, who with his interesting family located adjacent to the father of Deutschburg. Dr. Eichmann, who formerly lived in Minnesota, had for some years sought a home where the climate would be agreeable. He selected Deutschburg and there is no better booster or more contented man in all Texas. He has demonstrated that he is a physician and surgeon of more than ordinary ability.

Deutschburg is only a few miles from Francitas and across the river connecting the two has been constructed a substantial steel bridge. So Deutschburg will always be a part of this town and if the settlers continue to raise bountiful crops as they did this year, it is going to be a mighty big part of us.

The Francitas Bee, Francitas, Jackson County, Texas, November 23, 1911, Vol. 1 No. 51
 



Dr. Herman Gerhard


Gerhard Family Obituaries


Oswald Richard Kubecka, Sr.

Bertha Augusta Stewart


 


RESIDENCE OF
DR. HERMAN GERHARD
Former Editor "Frie Presse," Lincoln Nebraska
cultivating 120 rich acres here (Deutschburg)

I gave up my literary work at Lincoln , Nebr., and came to Francitas two years ago. We have here the best farm land in the world; we have abundant rain-fall well distributed and the best drinking water that can be found anywhere; we raise two crops a year and a crop failure is unknown. I am located in a German settlement that is rapidly being developed into paying farms.

 



 

Residence of

Fred Schmidt


Who is farming 60 acres here

 

Residence of

Fritz Naglo

This gentleman is a native German and
is cultivating his 200 acres here

 

RESIDENCE OF
HERMAN WINTER

I came here from Ravenna , Nebraska , a year ago and bought 700 acres of this land northwest of town. I am more than pleased with my purchase. I broke out some raw land this summer and have planted some milo-maize. Within three weeks the crop stood 14 inches high. My hogs and cows are going well. The Francitas country is a great country. THERE IS NONE BETTER.



 

RESIDENCE OF
F. C. HOFER
Who has
"10 acres of Poultry"

I was engaged in the poultry business in Nebraska for a number of years with good success. A year ago I came to Francitas and went into the poultry business. I regard this an ideal place to raise poultry. I never had young chicks do better than mine have done here. During the first fourteen days of February 40 hens laid 248 eggs, which is very good for winter laying.



Home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuette - 1915
Anna Eloge, Louise and Mr. and Mrs. Schuette on porch

 



Erhardt and Elizabeth Johs with children, Albert, Henry and Alice - 1924
 



Deutschburg School students and teacher
 



 

Carl Herman Wilson

&

Ida Matilda Peterson Wilson

 

Married September 19, 1911
Travis County, Texas

 

Moved to Deutschburg
in the fall of 1932

 


Deutschburg Newspaper Columns
 


DEUTSCHBURG

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Evers of the Deutschburg community northwest of Palacios were here Saturday shopping and looking for farm help, Mr. Evers having just recovered from a second severe attack of flu and being greatly in need of help to finish putting in his crops.

Palacios Beacon, June 6, 1919
 


Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thatcher of the Deutschburg vicinity were shopping in this city Wednesday. They were accompanied by their daughter, Miss Pearl, who has entered the Palacios High School. Mr. Thatcher paid the Beacon office a pleasant call and said while their community felt the effects of the gulf storm no serious damage was done. Some cotton was blown off, a few houses partly unroofed and a new wind mill just recently put up by Gus Kunover was blown down and slightly damaged.

Palacios Beacon, September 19, 1919
 


A Deutschburg Secret Uncovered.

We shouldn’t do it perhaps, as the exact date in November has not yet been announced, but what’s the use holding back good news? Well, Mr. Paul Gerhard, and Miss Anna Schutte, are to be happily married next month, and this announcement is a grand scoop for the wide-awake Beacon scout. These popular young people are so widely and favorably known that this announcement is going to cause a veritable deluge of happiness in many parts of our gay little universe. Paul Gerhard, party of the first part but recently returned from France after fourteen months active service in Uncle Sam’s splendid army, and Paul is one of the young gentlemen of whom his friends are proud, while Miss Schutte is a most charming and accomplished young lady. The Beacon offers both hands in congratulations.

Palacios Beacon, October 17, 1919
 




Palacios Beacon, October 24, 1919
 


Deutschburg is again to the front with a proud event, wherein Mr. Paul Gerhard and Miss Anna Schutte were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on last Friday, Nov. 7, the ceremony being performed by Rev. W. Wolf pastor of the Lutheran Church of El Campo. An elaborate feast was partaken of by a host of happy guests. The floral display was grand and the charivari a lively one.

Palacios Beacon, November 14, 1919
 


Deutschburg

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilrodt have gone to Nebraska for a few months visit.

Mrs. Peter Cerneka, little daughter and son, were Francitas visitors Tuesday.

Glenn R. Ellis of Francitas visited Saturday night and Sunday with Hubert Thatcher.

The Val Egger family of Francitas were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rantdmyre [Rampmeier] Wednesday.

Mr. Erwin Gerhard has a sale billed for Nov. 18, which he intends to sell and go to Chicago, Ill. to make his future home.

John Kopnicky, Jr. visited his mother this week end, returning to Refugio Monday where he is employed by the Brownsville R. R. Co.

There will be a Thanksgiving program at the Deutschburg school house in the night of Nov. 24, following a box social and cake. There will be a pie for the most homely man. We expect to have hamburgers and wieners for the unfortunate ones.

Palacios Beacon, November 19, 1920
 


Deutschburg

Mr. John Kopnicky lost a fine mule one day this week.

John Ranmpmeier was hauling lumber from Francitas Friday.

Harry Best and family made a business trip to Palacios Tuesday.

Mrs. Tchursich and Mrs. Lenarch were shopping in Francitas Friday.

Charles Jurgeck went up to Houston Monday to get repairs for his automobile.

Cotton is about all picked in and Joe Ruba each took a bale to the gin Friday.

J. F. Evers, a family of Palacios, were mingling with friends in this vicinity Thursday.

Mrs. and Mrs. C. J. Hansen and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thatcher were Palacios visitors Monday.

Dick Schmidt motored to Francitas Saturday to market a crate of chickens for Thanksgiving.

C. J. Hansen butchered a fine beef one day this week which he sold out among the neighbors of this vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hecq of Raton, N. Mex., were the guests of Mrs. Hecq’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Moor this week.

Palacios Beacon, November 26, 1920
 


Deutschburg

Messrs. Detrich and R. W. Schmidt motored to Francitas Monday.

Ira Ressler of Turtle Bay was in this vicinity Tuesday, selling sweet potatoes.

Mesdames Cerneka, Kopnicky, and Thatcher were shopping in Francitas Tuesday.

Miss Mary Kopnicky came home from Francitas to spend Thanksgiving with her folks.

A number of Deutschburg young people went for an outing on the Carancahua Sunday afternoon.

The basket social at the school house was well attended Wednesday night. There were Turtle Bay, Carancahua, and Francitas.

Mr. Fred Elbge, who has been up at the A. and M. College taking an eight week course in auto and tractor mechanics, is back to Deutschburg visiting friends and relatives.

Miss Virginia Atwater and Miss Margaret Schmidt of Palacios attended the box supper at the school house Wednesday night. Some of their friends are in doubt as to whom they ate supper with. It was Mr. H.”, as you anticipated, girls? Here’s hoping it was.

Palacios Beacon, December 3, 1920
 


Deutschburg

Peter Cheneka made a trip to Francitas Sunday.

Mr. Michael George made a trip to Ganado Sunday.

Mrs. Fred Roda was a Francitas visitor Tuesday.

A new water fountain has been installed at the school house.

Mrs. Fred Roda visited at the home of her son Herman and wife Sunday.

Fred Schmidt butchered a beef this week and peddled it out among the neighbors.

Four new pupils started school Monday morning making a total enrollment of 28.

The heavy rains in this section are preventing the farmers from doing their fall plowing.

The school pupils are rejoicing over the new baseball goods and basketball outfit recently purchased.

Mrs. George Williamson and daughter, Miss Maude, of Palacios, were guests of Mrs. Hary Best Saturday.

Charlie Jergeck is sporting a new Maxwell car these days. Now, girls, Charlie could make some woman a man.

Deer hunting on the Carancahua seems to be the order of the day. Several deer have been seen on this side of the river.

Hubert Thatcher and Louie Hurta went duck hunting in the rice fields Saturday evening and brought home a nice lot of game.

We have had some fine, cool weather the last few days, of which some of the people of this vicinity have taken advantage by butchering and curing this week.

There was a family gathering at the Harbison home Sunday, those present being, father and mother Harbison, Ellis Jensen and family of Turtle Bay, R. H. Church and family of Ohio colony, and Miss Weaver of Markham.

Palacios Beacon, December 10, 1920
 


Deutschburg

Mr. Dick Schmidt motored to Francitas Monday.

J. M. Moor met with an accident Friday while pouring hot Babbitt into a disc. The Babbitt exploded and hit him above the left eye, bruising that member severely. His wife was standing near him and the Babbitt also struck her foot, which was also badly burned.

Messrs. John and Joe Pruseck from near Blessing were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kuba Sunday.

Hubert Thatcher visited Glenn Ellis in Francitas Thursday and Friday.

Mrs. Fred Rhoda was shopping in Francitas Friday.

Mr. Fred Schmidt and son Carl were hauling hay to Francitas Friday.

Mrs. Harry Best motored to Palacios Monday.

Frank and Jim Moor are doing some ditching on their new land this week.

Mr. Briggs and two sons who reside on the G. A. Salsbury farm were visiting on the Carancahua Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, December 17, 1920
 


Thatcher-Cravatt

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thatcher, of the Deutschburg community, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruby Candace, to Mr. A. Edwin Cravatt, Saturday, Feb. 12, 1921, in Cedar Park.

The bride is well and favorably known in Palacios having attended school here and has been a popular and successful school teacher for several years. We join her many friends in hearty congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Cravatt are at home to their many friends in Cedar Park.

Palacios Beacon, February 25, 1921
 


Last Saturday at the home of Mrs. John Cheinacka, of Deutschburg, excitement reigned supreme for a little while, when it was discovered that the house was on fire. But for the quick work of the family and neighbors the house would have been entirely destroyed, however the loss will be about $200.

Palacios Beacon, March 11, 1921

 


In another column will be found the professional card of Mr. R. W. Hadley, who recently moved to his fine farm near Deutschburg, being attracted to this section by our delightful climate and a desire to enter extensively in the fruit industry. However his friends here, knowing his capabilities as a tuner and repairer of pianos, have prevailed upon him to at least give a part of his time to his old profession, and he will visit Palacios in a few days and make a house to house canvas. Ample proof of Mr. Hadley’s qualifications is the fact that for many years he was connected with the Knight-Campbell Music Co. of Denver, Colo., one of the largest music concerns in the West, and lately with Bush & Gerts of Houston.

Palacios Beacon, March 18, 1921
 


The Misses Dora and Annie Schmidt of Deutschburg, whose birthday occurred Thursday, were entertained in quite a pleasing manner in their home in the evening. A lovely birthday cake was the center of attraction as there were candles enough for the birthday of each young lady who all their lives have celebrated their birthday on the same day. The delicious ice cream and cake and the splendid music were very much enjoyed by those who were fortunate enough to be there.

Palacios Beacon, April 29, 1921
 


Deutschburg School Closes

The social at the Deutschburg school house last Friday night was given as a program at the close of school. The program consisted of a pie and ice cream supper. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school. The social was well attended and good order and behavior prevailed, except that some of our neighbors from across the river had more appetite than manners and escaped with two pie plates and left the girl to return home without a taste of the pie. We are glad to say that we know the names of the above characters and shall watch for them the next time, as we do not need money from such sources.

Palacios Beacon, May 27, 1921
 


Deutschburg

Haying is the order of the day.

The ladies club met at the school house Thursday, August 4th.

The Evers family of near Carancahua were callers in Deutschburg one day last week.

E. Johs, Prof. Harbison and D. S. Schmidt made a business trip to Edna Wednesday.

Miss Maude Williamson, of Palacios, visited her sister, Mrs. Best, a few days last week.

The storm of a few weeks ago played havoc with the school property. School begins soon so we will have to get busy and do some repairing.

Prof. Harbison and family and Mr. Massey and son, of Turtle Bay, went to Madisonville, Tex., Friday and spent a few days with Mrs. Harbison’s parents.

Palacios Beacon, August 5, 1921
 


There will be a community fair at the Deutschburg School House on October 15. Races, ball game, demonstration on how to cull poultry, exhibits of cooking, farm products, pigs and baby beeves. Lunch on the grounds. Full particulars in next week’s Beacon.

Palacios Beacon, October 7, 1921
 




Palacios Beacon, October 14, 1921
 


Deutschburg Community Fair Grand Success

The Community spirit displayed and the way all the neighborhood worked together made the Deutschburg Fair a marked success. Miss Kucera, the Home Agent, gave some very interesting as well as helpful information  concerning chickens and how to pick the good layers from out a flock of hens without making a trap nest. Mr. Wilkinson, the County Agent, gave just as interesting and helpful information concerning dairy cows, and how they should have been judged. Then to throw in a little fun in on the side, the boys had a contest in climbing a greased pole, which afforded a great deal of sport for the spectators and much embarrassment to the ones who vainly tried to seize the pair of shoes at the top.

After lunch a talk by Judge Sample of Edna was most thoroughly enjoyed by all. He had a delivery of speech that holds attention to the very last, and one man expressed the sentiment of the entire audience when he said, “I could listen to Judge Sample all afternoon.” But such could not be, for the men, not to be outdone by the boys, made an effort to climb the greased pole. Much laughter was the result, for only one man succeeded in getting to the top.

The remainder of the afternoon was spent in having races of various kinds, and ended with a ball game between Francitas and Deutschburg, in which Francitas won by a score of 11 to 8.

Many thanks are due the business men of both Palacios and Francitas for the liberal prizes in cash and merchandise which they donated, and which caused the winners to go home with the smiles that wouldn’t come off.

Following is the list of contests and the first and second prize winners:

Best loaf of light bread

Mrs. C. R. Joines

Mrs. H. Best

Biscuits

Mrs. J. J. Harbison

Mrs. M. Sexton

Candy

Mrs. Harry Best

Mrs. E. Johs

Cake

Mrs. Willie Raulz

Mrs. F. Roda

Pumpkin Pie

Mrs. Harry Best

Mrs. John Evers

Butter

Mrs. Evers

Mrs. Reshly

Cream Apple Cake

Mrs. Rampmeier

 

Home-made Peanut Butter

Mrs. C. J. Hansen

Mrs. Kunover

Coffee Cake

Mrs. F. Schmidt

Mrs. Johs

White Leghorn Chickens

Harry Best

L. Lenarc

Brown Turkeys

Fred Schmidt

 

Rhode Island Red Chickens

C. J. Hansen

 

Cornish Game Hens

M. Sexton

 

Ducks

Fred Schmidt

 

Pigs

Joe Huerta

Alvin Rampmeier

Duroc Jersey Male

E. Johs

 

Jersey Male

Harry Best

 

Holstein Male

E. Johs

 

Jersey Cow

Gus Konover

L. Lenarc

Jersey Heifer-under 9 months

George Best

W. Willrodt

Boys’ Calf Club

Joe Johs

Alvin Rampmeier

Boys’ Pig Club

Alvin Rampmeier

 

Boys’ Peanut Club

Stanley Kopnicky

Fred Schmidt

Boys’ Cotton Club

Henry Schmidt

Fritz Schmidt

Boys’ Corn Club

Harry Schmidt

Fritz Schmidt

Girls’ Sewing Club

Miss Leita Kingham

 

Mule Race

F. Moore

Fritz Schmidt

Horse Race

Frank Raulz

F. Moore

Boys’ Race, 7-9 yrs

Thos. Hobson

Harry Schmidt

Boys’ Race, 10-14 yrs

Franz Evers

Alvin Rampmeier

Men’s Race, 15-49

J. J. Harbison

Manley Sexton

Men’s Race, 49-up

Manley Sexton

Fred Schmidt

Girl’s Race, 10-20 yrs

Vera Goodman

Fanna Weaver

Sack Race

Franz Evers

Anthony Huerta

Greased Pole Contest (boys)

Anthony Huerta

 

Greased Pole Contest (men)

Paul Gerhardt

 

Palacios Beacon, October 21, 1921
 


Deutschburg

Mr. Wilkinson, county agent of Jackson county, took some farmers including Mr. E Johs and Mr. Harry Best, to Katy, Tex., to see some big peanut threshers in operation and to investigate how peanuts are handled on a large scale, from the time they are planted until they are marketed.

A good attendance is expected at the Ladies’ Community Club which meets Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. J. J. Harbison. The Men’s Club meets the same evening of each month in the school house.

Palacios Beacon, November 4, 1921
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. Harry Best accompanied her mother, Mrs. Williamson to Houston Fair.

Rosie Schmidt was married to Sam Schleisser of Carancahua, Wednesday afternoon. The happy couple will make their future home in Carancahua.

A demonstration of cheese was given at the home of Mrs. Harbison, by District Agent, Mrs. M. M. Daughterty from A. and M. College on Wednesday afternoon which was very instructive. All present thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon especially tasting all the good things made from plain “Dutch Cheese.”

Palacios Beacon, November 18, 1921
 


First Community Fair In Jackson County

The Deutschburg Community Fair, the first ever held in the county, was a success, advised W. L. Wilkinson, county agent in Jackson Co., in his weekly field report. Something like 200 people were present, a number coming from adjoining communities. There were twenty-two head of dairy stock and thirteen pens of poultry exhibited and a good display of farm and garden products. Thirteen Club members out of fifteen brought exhibits, and about fifty-five dollars were given for prizes besides the awards made to club members. The county judge delivered an interesting and helpful address, the County Home Demonstration agent gave a poultry culling demonstration and the county agent gave a dairy cow judging demonstration. This community fair originated with the club members and was carried to such a successful conclusion because of the organization and cooperation of the people of the community. –Extension Service Farm News.

Palacios Beacon, December 30, 1921
 


FOR RENT—200 acre farm. 9 miles from Palacios, Deutschburg District, good pasture, good well and windmill. Write Frank Naglo, Victoria, Texas.

Palacios Beacon, February 17, 1922
 


Deutschburg To Have Treat

Mrs. Barnes, the clothing specialist from A. & M. College, is to be at the Deutschburg schoolhouse Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 28, at 2 o’clock, and give some work in the line of clothes.

Each lady who is interested bring a scrap of domestic, or some cloth about ¼ or ½ yard, a pair of scissors, needle, thread and thimble. She will also have a suitcase full of children’s dresses which are very charming, and anyone who desires may bring some old newspapers and cut some patterns.

This is a special treat to this part of the county and it is hoped that a large crowd of interested ladies will be present to carry off a bushel of information that they can use at home.

Not only are the ladies from Deutschburg urged to attend, but from all around the country, for ‘tis seldom Mrs. Barnes gets out in any one section of the State, as she has so much territory to cover. So let’s all show our appreciation by having an extra large crowd present to absorb the information imparted.

Palacios Beacon, February 24, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Mr. and Mrs. Roda were Francitas visitors Tuesday.

Mr. Jas. Moore was in Palacios Friday on business.

J. J. Harbison and family spent Sunday at R. H. Churches in the Ohio colony.

The dipping vat on the Best place is almost completed and will soon be ready for use.

Messrs. J. J. Harbison, Fred Schmidt and E. Johs were business visitors in Edna last Saturday.

Mr. John Kopnicky and Mr. Frank Moore went fishing Sunday and brought home a good string of fish.

The ladies of Deutschburg are going to head off the high cost of living by filing 1,000 tin cans which they are purchasing.

The Mothers Club meets April the 7th at the Teacherage. Miss Kucera of Edna will meet with them and give a sewing demonstration.

Mr. Jake Lehman of Okla. and Mrs. Will Lehman of Ohio, who have been spending the winter camping on the Carancahua river returned home this week.

Mr. Byron Williamson and family of Angleton and Mrs. Geo. E. Williamson of Palacios spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Best on the Carancahua river.

Mrs. Kabolly, Mrs. Jas. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Evers, and Mrs. Hurta spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Kuba celebrating the 56th birthday of Mr. Kuba.

Notice the paper closely for the date of the entertainment to be given at Deutschburg. The entertainment will consist of some modern play given by the home talent of the community.

Palacios Beacon, March 24, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Mr. Ira Ressler of Turtle Bay is rebuilding Mrs. Schuette’s barn.

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harbison and family visited at Mr. Osburn’s at Turtle Bay Sunday.

Lightning killed two cows for Mrs. Kabolly and one for Mr. Moore Thursday afternoon.

That funny old deacon will make you laugh at the school house Monday night April 17.

Be sure and come to the Deutschburg school house April 17 and see that jolly bunch of darkies.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Best and Mr. Hansen went to Palacios Saturday to vote for their favorite candidates.

Miss Sophia Lubben, Messrs. Von Kissel, Wilrodt and Hirsch called at the Evers home Monday afternoon.

J. J. Harbison and family, Mrs. C. J. Hansen and E. Johs motored into Palacios Monday evening after school.

Mr. and Mrs. Huddleston of Palacios and Mr. and Mrs. Bradley of Francitas were entertained at the M. Sexton home Sunday.

School trustee election was held at the school house Saturday. Mr. Gus Kunover and Mr. E. Johs being elected as trustees.

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hansen, Mrs. J. F. Evers, Mrs. M. Sexton and Mrs. J. J. Harbison enjoyed the hospitality of the Best home Tuesday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, April 7, 1922
 


Deutschburg

There will be no school on good Friday.

Mrs. Rampmeier called on Mrs. Johs Friday afternoon.

Mrs. J. F. Evers and Franz were Palacios visitors Tuesday.

Mary Kopnicky of Francitas spent the week-end with home folks.

Mike Kopnicky and Prof. Harbison played ball at Francitas Saturday.

Don’t forget those darkies will make you laugh at the school house April 18.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schlisser of Carancahua attended the clubs here Friday night.

Mrs. Geo. Williamson of Palacios visited her daughter, Mrs. H. Best Wednesday night.

There will be an Easter singing at the School house Sunday afternoon. Everybody invited.

Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Osburn of Turtle Bay visited their daughter, Mrs. J. J. Harbison one day last week.

In a hotly contested game of ball, the contingent representing Palacios defeated Francitas’ prides to the tune of 7 to 2. No alibi is to be advanced for their defeat, but a whole-hearted spirit for revenge prevails, and it is hoped that a return game will be played to be staged in the “City-by-the-Sea.”

The Deutschburg Club held its monthly meeting Friday, April 8, most of the discussion being relative to cattle dipping. A great number of the farmers seem to be a trifle shy on enthusiasm in this respect, but the beneficial effects of dipping which are sure to become manifest, will doubtless dispel all such dissatisfaction. The benefits of dipping are not fallacious, but a proven fact, and there is no doubt that the community will be bettered thereby.

Mrs. Geo. Williamson of Palacios visited her daughter, Mrs. H. Best Wednesday night.

There will be an Easter singing at the school house Sunday afternoon. Everybody invited.

Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Osburn of Turtle Bay visited their daughter, Mrs. J. J. Harbison one day last week.

Miss Kucera, our Home Agent, did not get to give her demonstration Friday night, will be given later.

The new vat on the Best ranch is completed and Monday and Tuesday was devoted to ridding the community of ticks.

The play given by the Ladies Club was postponed from Monday April 17 until Tuesday April 18. Admission 10cts. Light refreshments will be served afterward for 5 cents each article.

Palacios Beacon, April 14, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Prof. Harbison was in Ashby on business Friday.

Mrs. A. E. Louderback called at the Best home Sunday morning.

The school pupils are preparing the closing day program for May 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Huddleston and family visited at Manley Sexton’s Sunday.

Mrs. Harbison and daughters visited the Jensen home at Turtle Bay Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Evers and family spent Sunday at the Lubben home in Francitas.

Master Fred Schmidt spent Saturday and Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Schleisser at Carancahua.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas Moor moved this week and will make their home with Mrs. Moor’s grandmother, Mrs. Kabolly.

There was an Easter singing at the school house Sunday afternoon. It was enjoyed so much another was announced for Sunday, April 30, 3 p. m.

Laugh and grow fat is why people flock in to Deutschburg’s entertainments. In spite of the inclement weather a crowd enjoyed the play Tuesday night after which was served coffee and pie.

Palacios Beacon, April 21, 1922
 


Deutschburg to Repeat Plays

In view of the fact that there have been so many requests that the Ladies Club give their plays again they have consented to do so, and will repeat their plays “Love and Lather” and “Darkey Woodcutter” on Monday night, May1st, 8:15, at the Deutschburg school house. Don’t miss it.

Palacios Beacon, April 28, 1922
 


Deutschburg

We are able to report a good rain May 2.

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 and 10 are dip days at the Best vat. So dip that tick.

We wish to thank the people who helped us make the entertainment a success.

The Deutschburg Clubs will hold their monthly meetings Friday night at the Teacherage and school house.

Master John Johs was hurried to the hospital at Bay City Tuesday afternoon for an operation, he was accompanied by his father.

The ladies club gave their plays the second time Monday night to a large and appreciative audience. About $24 has been realized from the play.

There will be a program and refreshments at the Deutschburg school house Saturday night May 13 to commemorate the last day of school. Everybody invited.

There will be a program and refreshments at the Deutschburg school house Saturday night May 13 to commemorate the last day of school. Everybody invited.

Rev. Wolf of El Campo will hold Lutheran services at the school house Sunday morning May 14. In the afternoon after church service there will be another singing. Everybody come and bring a World Evangel song book.

Palacios Beacon, May 5, 1922
 


The Deutschburg community has the right idea. Their school is in need of several things so they prepared a good program and then advertised it. Four cars from Palacios went over last Monday night, enjoyed the program and also the cake, coffee and cocoa which the ladies had for sale.

Palacios Beacon, May 5, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Deutschburg is located on the Carancahua River and is the busiest happiest little community in South Texas. We have had until recently the smallest school district that the law allows, yet we have maintained school ever since our school house has been built.

We have our own teachers’ cottage and have kept the same teacher for eight years thereby gaining a couple weeks each year for teacher and pupils getting acquainted.

Lots of corn and feed stuffs raised.

We have a 95 per cent land owner community.

Hundreds of tons of hay are shipped each year.

2899 head of stock are dipped at our dipping vat.

We have two successful clubs, men's farm club and mothers club..

We raise our own garden and meat. Thousands of cans of meats and vegetables are canned each year.

We had the only successful rural Fair held in South Texas and planning on the second annual one this fall.

We have our own cream testing station also our own egg circle, have shipped 8 cans of cream and 120 dozen of eggs per week.

Plans are being made to enlarge our school and make a two teacher school of it and give a high school course to our boys and girls.

Last but not least is community co-operation, a community side delivery rake and peanut thrasher are being bought for the use of the many acres of peanuts grown in our happy, healthy successful little farm community.

The second annual community picnic was held in the park July 21. A great crowd enjoyed the bathing in the river, and dancing. &82 was taken in for refreshments. Plans are being laid to erect some bath houses, spring boards and park improvements to make our park more attractive.

Palacios Beacon, August 4, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Miss Belle Williamson is spending the week at the Best ranch.

Miss Gladys Harbison visited her aunt in the Ohio colony this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Raulz gave a dance at their home Saturday night.

Several from here attended the Ford show in Palacios Monday night.

Mr. Ben Jensen of Turtle Bay, is staying at Mr. Harbison’s this week.

Mr. Gus Kunover has purchased Mr. Tscherisich house and will move it to his farm.

The Farm and Mothers Clubs met Saturday night. It was decided to have our second annual Community fair in September. Premium lists will be published soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Tschersich are expecting to leave soon for Cleveland, Ohio, to live. We will miss these good people and wish them good luck and happiness in their new home.

Little Miss Vera Maude Best entertained a few of her little friends at her home Wednesday afternoon. After several hours of merry games, refreshments of ice cream cones and candy were served. Those present were: Misses Christine Lenarc, Mary Kunover, Gladys Ermine and Alline Harbison, Elize, Edith and Anna Ever and Vera Maude and Master Geo. Best.

Palacios Beacon, August 11, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Fred Schmidt was a Francitas caller Monday.

Miss Anna Schmidt is staying at the Ira Ressler home near Turtle Bay.

Vera Maude Best is visiting in Palacios this week with her grandma.

J. C. Neil, of Port Lavaca, called on his sister, Mrs. Harbison, Monday.

Mrs. Frank Raulz spent Sunday with her grandparents, Mr. Riggs and family.

Master George Best returned this week from Angleton where he visited his uncle, Byron Williamson.

Professors Thompson, Harbison and Kingham left Sunday night for Edna, to attend Teachers’ Institute.

Deutschburg celebrated Labor Day by having a mass meeting at the school house to clean the grounds and buildings for school which starts Sept. 11. Several new play things were added to make the kiddies happy.

The Deutschburg Fair will be Sept. 22. Exhibits will be Jersey cattle, all kinds of chickens, turkeys, ducks, farm products, pies, cakes, breads, canned fruit and vegetables. A full list will be given later. Races, etc. will be had for amusement.

The clubs met Saturday night to finish fair plans and also had as guests Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson and Miss Allen, of Edna and Mr. and Mrs. Tschersich and Mrs. Kabolly, who will leave soon for Cleveland, Ohio. We regret very much to lose these good people from our midst, but wish them a happy home with their children.

Palacios Beacon, September 8, 1922
 


Deutschburg’s 2nd Annual Fair

On Friday, September 22nd, the Annual Deutschburg Fair will be held, preobservation showing that it bids fair to surpass in every way, the entirely successful and enjoyable effort of the preceding year.

A varied and interesting program is being provided, the exhibits covering practically every phase of farm activity. Stock of all kinds is to be exhibited, ribbons and prizes to be awarded to the winner and runner-up of each class. Those who attended last year’s fair will be able to note the improvement that even one short year has made in the quality of animals to be shown. The stock judging events are free to all, no entrance fee being required. The culinary department is due for a busy day. The rivalry among the women of the community in that line is intense and many and varied are the products of their art which will be exhibited. The Deutschburg kitchens are destined to become the centers of great activeness just before Fair day.

The ladies are also to vie as to their skill that the most praiseworthy efforts both as regards the products of the kitchen and of the needle will be awarded prizes, will tend toward the very best efforts of all and will be sure to result in a display of art seldom seen in this section.

In the afternoon representatives from the A. & M. College are expected to address the gathering, as well as a representative of the Mistletoe Creamery.

Dairy cattle and poultry will be the main topics discussed, and it is a surety that many interesting and instructive pointers can be picked up by attentive members of the audience.

And then, of course, there are the inevitable athletic events, foot racing and horse racing and many other games, some of which, (reminiscent of last year and certain of the events) are sure to be of much amusement.

Ample refreshments and good eats will be available on the grounds, and the worthy citizens of communities from near and far are cordially invited to attend this, the Second Annual Deutschburg Fair. Remember the date, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 22.

J. F. Evers, Chairman Fair Com.

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We the undersigned merchants realizing the importance of community building, agree to close our places of business at noon, Friday September 22nd, and attend the Deutschburg Community Fair, if possible:

Curtis-Sisson Grocery Co.
N. L. Hayes
Ed Russell Market
H. C. Boyd Store
Traylor Hardware Co.
G. H. Stanford Garage
F. A. Sisson
J. L. Pybus Planing Mill
J. L. Parker Racket Store
J. W. Stewart
T. R. Brandon
W. B. Rae
Jno. T. Price Lumber Co.
A. J. Tatum Grocery Co.
L. A. McKinnon
Foley Printing Co.
M. E. Rogers
City Barber Shop
D. P. Moore Dry Goods Co.
Grant Lumber Co.

Palacios Beacon, September 15, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. F. Roda was a Francitas visitor Monday.

Rev. Wolf of El Campo preached at the school house Sunday morning.

Mrs. M. F. Osburn, of Turtle Bay, visited her daughter Wednesday night.

Misses Marie and Margaret Schmidt, of Palacios, visited their father Sunday.

The Farmers and Mothers clubs meet Sept. 29, and a full attendance is desired.

The Fair Committee is working hard and expect to have the best fair in the country.

Messrs. G. Kunover and E. Johs went to Turtle Bay Monday after a mule Mr. Kunover had purchased.

School began Monday with an enrollment of 15. We hope the rest will be able to start in in a short time.

Deutschburg has no oil wells or other big things to make her known all over the world, but she has a class of enterprising citizens who DO things. Come to the Fair Sept. 22 and see.

Palacios Beacon, September 15, 1922
 



Palacios Beacon, September 22, 1922
 


Deutschburg Fair Friday October Six

Great preparations are being made for the Second Annual Fair to be held at Deutschburg Friday, October 6. There will be exhibits of stock, Jersey cows, poultry of all kinds, fruits, vegetables, canned goods, pies, cakes, bread, etc. Don’t fail to attend.

Palacios Beacon, September 29, 1922
 


Great preparations are being made for the Second Annual Fair to be held at Deutschburg Friday, October 6. There will be exhibits of stock. Jersey cows, poultry of all kinds, fruits, vegetables, canned goods, pies, cakes, bread, etc. Don’t fail to attend.

Palacios Beacon, October 6, 1922
 


Community Fair At Deutschburg Great Success
(By Mason Hirsh)

The Deutschburg Fair which held on Friday, October 6, was in many ways unique. First of all, an unprecedented turnout from Palacios was present, and in all about 300 persons attended the affair. For a community the size of Deutschburg this is doing mighty well.

While the fair was a distinct success from all angles, to be perfectly frank the writer was more than a trifle disappointed in the stock exhibits, or at least the majority of them. Neither so numerous, nor as a general thing in as good condition as the preceding year, the live stock did not represent the true worth of that which the community really possesses. Naturally there were exceptions, notably among which were the animals exhibited by Gus Konover, J. F. Evers, E. Johs and Harry Best. However, the stock was awarded prizes by a competent judge, and numerous valuable pointers were picked up by exhibitors and spectators alike.

The interior of the school building, where was displayed products of farm and kitchen, presented a sight to gladden the heart of the agricultural enthusiast and of the epicure. While the farm products were excellent and representative of what the community is doing in that line, it was the art of the kitchen which held the writer’s attention. Never was a more tempting array of pastry, preserves, candy and kindred products displayed to mortal eye. How the judges could pick the winner from such an equal array of perfection is beyond conception. We can find it in our heart to envy the lot of the married man of Deutschburg.

The afternoon was devoted to sports, among the most interesting of which was the horse races. Then of course there were the various foot races, including the fat ladies race, and the race for girls under six years of age, which were particularly good.

A greased pole was successfully assaulted, a greased pig captured, a bicycle race run and won, and the day terminated with the throwing of a guinea and two chickens from the roof of the school house into the crowd. One of the chickens was considerate enough to fly directly into the arms of R. H. VonKessel, and the famished bachelors who compose the Francitas Land & Improvement Company are at last to partake of a square meal.

While the writer has no definite information, the refreshment stand seemed rushed every minute or the day, and from the size of the crowd who at most times surrounded it, the day must have been a success financially as well as socially.

Following is a list of those who first and second honors of the exhibits named:

Dairy Cows

Over 2 years

G. Kunover

H. Best

 

Heifer, over 1 under 2

C. J. Hansen

G. Kunover

 

Heifer Calves under 1

G. Kunover

E. Johs

Male

Over 2 years

H. Best

Fred Schmidt

 

Over 1, under 2

G. Kunover

 

 

Under 1

Anna Evers

E. Johs

 

Grand Prize on male

H. Best

 

Hogs

Shoats

J. J. Harbison

 

 

Boars

E. John

 

Poultry

Turkeys, pen of 4

G. Kunover

F. Schmidt

 

Ducks, pen of 4

F. Schmidt

J. Huerta

 

Guinea, pair

F. Schmidt

 

 

Pigeons, pair

L. Lenarc

L. Lenarc

 

White Leghorns, pen of 4

G. Kunover

M. Sexton

 

Brown Leghorns

J. F. Evers

 

Agriculture

Corn

F. Schmidt

L. Lenarc

 

Egyptian Wheat

L. Lenarc

C. J. Hansen

 

Kaffir

F. Evers

D. Schmidt

 

Red Top

F. Schmidt

 

 

Shrok Kaffir

Franz Evers

F. Schmidt

 

Peanuts

C. J. Hansen

Gus Schmidt

 

Sweet Potatoes

Franz Evers

A. Rampmeier

 

Pop Corn

Mrs. Roda

 

 

Irish Potatoes

F. Schmidt

Mrs. Roda

 

Cotton

L. Lenarc

F. Schmidt

 

Largest display of farm products

F. Schmidt

Mrs. Roda

 LADIES’ EXHIBITS

Cakes

Angel Food

Dora Schmidt

 

 

Layer

Mrs. M. Sexton

Mrs. Church

 

Loaf

Mrs. Sexton

Mrs. Evers

 

Doughnuts

Mrs. Evers

Mrs. Kunover

 

German Coffee Cake

Mrs. F. Schmidt

Mrs. Rampmeier

 

Light Bread

Mrs. T. Joines

Mrs. Sexton

 

Biscuits

Mrs. Sexton

Mrs. W. Raulz

 

Butter

Mrs. Evers

W. Raulz

 

Cottage Cheese

Mrs. Hansen

 

 

Cream Cheese

Mrs. Hansen

 

 

Fudge

Mrs. Sexton

 

 

Peanut Butter

Mrs. Kunover

Mrs. Hansen

 

Best display of canned goods

Mrs. Hansen

Mrs. Roda

 

Sweet potato pie

Miss Anna Schmidt

 

 

Pumpkin pie

Mrs. Evers

 

 

Two-crust pie

Mrs. Sexton

 

HANDWORK

Ladies

Plain dress work

Mrs. Kunover

 

 

Crochet

Mrs. Evers

 

 

Embroidery

Mrs. Evers

 

Girls 9-13

Sewing

Freda Schmidt

Louis Schutte

 

Embroidery

Katherine Evers

 

Girls to 9

Sewing

Gladys Harbison

Erminie Harbison

 

Other prizes awarded

Vivan Church, Eliese Evers, Christini Lenarc, Anna Evers

 

Home Industry

F. W. Schmidt

Anna Schmidt

 

Relics best display

C. J. Hansen

Mrs. Lubben

 

Flowers

Mrs. Kuba

 

 With the incidental excitement barely subsided, the community is already planning for a bigger and better fair next year, and with the experience of the past two years to model from the next Deutschburg Fair should surpass anything of the kind ever held in this part of the country.

We wish to thank publicly the Beacon editor for his valuable time and space he gave us in his paper; also Miss Allen, Home County Agent, and her help for judging the ladies’ exhibits; also Mr. Wilkerson, County Agent, and Mr. Johnson from A. & M. College for judging the agricultural exhibits, stock, and the demonstrating. Also thank the business men of Palacios and Francitas for their cooperation and their liberal donations which shows that they have a warm spot in their hearts for fairs of this kind. Also, those who helped and cooperated with us in any way, and everybody for their presence.

Our fair is still in its infancy and our exhibits accordingly, but as we pass over a few years may be the exhibits at the Deutschburg fair will be second to none of the community fairs held anywhere under the Stars and Stripes in our Grand Old U. S. A.

J. F. Evers, Chairman Fair Committee.

Palacios Beacon, October 13, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Master Joe Johs is working for H. W. Best.

Mr. Siber is now busy threshing his rice.

We are glad to see two new pupils coming to our school.

Master Jiles Russell expects to win a prize in dairying this year.

Mrs. Velma Raulz and husband were recent guests of John Raulze.

Miss Christine Lenarc was the guest of Master Joe Johs last Sunday.

Master Jos. Ph. Fritze stayed home from school last week to pick cotton.

H. W. Best left last Sunday morning for Angleton, where he bought come cattle.

J. M. Harbison and M. F. Osbourn are visiting with their children at the teacherage this week.

Mr. Harbison was the housekeeper a few days this week, on account of the illness of Mrs. Harbison.

E. Johs is preparing to build an iron bridge over a drainage ditch that crosses the main road going through Deutschburg.

Master Joe Johs, who is in the fourth grade, is a good adder, but his sweetheart, who is also in the fourth grade can beat him.

Mrs. Evers, Mrs. Roda, Mrs. Kunover, and Miss Dora Schmidt went fishing last Friday. They returned the next morning and were very successful bringing home 90 nice fish most all flounders.

Palacios Beacon, October 20, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Best were business callers north of Palacios Saturday afternoon.

Three more pupils started to school this week, making our number nearly thirty.

Mr. and Mrs. Harbison expect to chaperone the pupils to Edna Saturday to the County Fair.

Little Emma Gerhardt arrived Thursday afternoon to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhardt.

Messrs. M. Sexton and H. W. Best are remodeling and building new and up to date hen houses for that "Profitable Hen."

Miss Irby, County Superintendent, of Edna, attended the Mother's Club and gave a very interesting talk on play ground equipment and social recreation.

Several from Francitas attended the lecture at the school house Saturday night. Prof. Thompson and family and Miss Belknap and Miss Crawford, teachers, were among the number.

Deutschburg was given a rare educational treat Saturday night by having a lecture delivered by Dr. Mussleman, of Dallas, editor of the "Texas School Journal." A very good crowd was present it being Club night of the Community. The lecture was highly appreciated by those present.

Palacios Beacon, November 10, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Saturday morning bright and early we met at the school house to go to Edna to the fair. Mary and Anton, Staney and Louie, John and Tony, Louise and Freda, Selma, Fred, Harry and Herman, Joseph and Joe and Gladis all were there. Soon Mr. Comstock from Francitas came with the truck and Mr. Fred Schmidt helped us to load up and went with us on the truck, followed by Prof. and Mrs. Grandpa and the babies in the car.

Roads were fine to Lolita, but after we left there we walked, pushed and rode, arriving in Edna at 10:10 happy and gay.

The first thing we saw was the parade. It was fine. Then we took in the exhibits. My, the girls wouldn't want to have to use that spinning-wheel we saw. The boys took in the town while the girls saw all the fair sights and ate ice cream.

After dinner the band music stirred our souls and made us glad we came so far. Mary came near getting her picture taken with the band guys.

Ermine got lost once, and we almost went home with Fred. Fred was made happy by getting several prizes in the Farm Clubs.

At 3:30 P. M. we began to gather near the courthouse gate to start home; by 4 we were off-by Ganado this time.

It had rained hard since morning, so there was more walking, pushing and laughing, and about 3 o'clock we arrived at the dear old school house a happy, tired bunch. We bet the rest wished they had gone too.

We who went to Edna take this means of thanking the clubs very much for paying for the truck for the trip. We certainly did appreciate it.

Palacios Beacon, November 17, 1922
 


Deutschburg

M. Sexton shipped a carload of calves Monday.

Karl Schmidt returned Thursday from Colorado and New Mexico.

E. Johs and L. Lenarc made a business trip to Bay City Monday.

E. Johs was quite sick last week, but is able to be up at this writing.

Paul Schmidt has been spending a few days in Houston and Freeport.

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Harbison from the Lewis Ranch called at the teacherage Saturday.

Thanksgiving vacation will be here soon and we are having real Thanksgiving weather.

Remmer Schmidt spent Saturday night with his sister, Mrs. Sam Schleisser at Carancahua.

The Clubs meet Saturday night Dec. 2. There will be a social for the members afterwards. A full attendance is desired.

Palacios Beacon, November 24, 1922
 


Deutschburg

The pupils enjoyed a two day vacation Thanksgiving.

There was no dipping at the Best vat Monday and Tuesday.

Prof. Harbison and family attended a family picnic dinner on the bay shore Thanksgiving day.

Byron Williamson of Angleton, and Mrs. Williamson, of Palacios, visited Mrs. H. W Best Saturday.

Gus Kunover is building a new chicken house. People passing through Deutschburg will see some of the finest pure bred flocks in Texas.

C. J. Hansen is completing a beautiful residence on his farm. Mr. Hansen is a pioneer in Deutschburg and it looks like he was always going to stay here.

Prof. and Mrs. Harbison entertained R. H. Church and family, C. E. Harbison and family, J. M. Harbison, Mr. Lewis, and Miss Fannie Weaver, of Markham, at dinner Sunday.

Saturday night the clubs met and after each had their business session. We made a camp-fire and prepared a Thanksgiving feast. At a late time, after some music, we departed for our homes, declaring we had had a glorious time.

Palacios Beacon, December 8, 1922
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. Harbison and daughters visited the Jensens at Turtle Bay Monday.

C. J. Hansen, who has been quite sick, is a little better at this writing.

A large force of men is busy, opening up the drainage ditches into the river.

Rudolph Von Kessel, of Francitas, attended the Club meeting Saturday night.

Mrs. L. Lenarc is still on the sick list, but we hope for her a speedy recovery.

Mrs. Pauline Kopnicky and children expect to leave soon for McAlester, Okla., to join Mr. Kopnicky, who is working there.

The Farm Club and Mothers Club were consolidated Saturday night making one club. The first meeting will be January 27, at 7:30 p. m. A full attendance is desired.

Palacios Beacon, January 12, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Evers were Palacios visitors Saturday.

Miss Sopha Schmidt of Bay City visited home folks Friday night.

Mr. Lenare and Mr. Rampmeier were in Palacios on business Saturday.

Rev. Wolf, of El Campo, preached at the School house Monday.

A full attendance is requested at the regular Club meeting Saturday night January 27.

Mr. Paulk of Palacios was a business visitor through Deutschburg Tuesday.

Miss Louise Schutte entertained the following girls to help celebrate her 13th birthday, Misses Christene Lenare, Katherine Evers, Selma Schmidt and Freda Schmidt.

Last Friday Fred Schmidt, John and Joe Johs, Herman Schmidt and Joseph Fritz accompanied by Prof. Harbison went out on a camping trip to the Carancahua Pass to get some flounders and oysters. The evening was spent in duck hunting and in preparation for their supper which satisfied their appetite. They floundered for a few hours and found them to be scarce but the next morning they found that oysters were plentiful and also enjoyed a good meal of them. That afternoon they returned home which they partly regretted. They say that they are ready for another trip soon.

Palacios Beacon, January 19, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Mr. H. W. Best attended court in Bay City this week.

Master Joe Johs stayed at the Best ranch a few days this week.

The rain and norther Sunday night stopped road work for a few days.

Remmer, Harry and Fred Schmidt went to Carancahua pass Tuesday oystering.

Remmer Schmidt spent Sunday and Monday at Mr. Goodman's near Francitas.

Miss Gladys Harbison visited her uncle E. C. Harbison at the Lewis ranch Saturday night.

Mrs. Rose Schliesser of Carancahua visited her parents, Fred Schmidt and family Sunday.

Prof. Harbison and family were the Sunday evening guests at the Sam Schliesser home at Carancahua.

Palacios Beacon, January 26, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Moore, January 28, a son.

Miss Vera Maude Best is visiting her grandma Williamson in Palacios this week.

Mr. Wilrodt is having his artesian well cleaned by Mr. Lenarc and Jersich this week.

Did you see that new indoor baseball? We school folk are having a fine time with it.

Road work had to stop again this week because of rain but farm work is progressing fine.

Mr. and Mrs. Kuba have been quite sick but are better at this writing. Mr. Kuba was bit by a centipede.

There will be a ditcher demonstrated in Deutschburg Wednesday February 7. The club is planning on buying one.

The Deutschburg Community Club met Saturday night at the school house. After the business session Mr. Wilkinson, Farm Agent and Miss Allen the Home Agent gave short talks on the coming year’s prospects. A committee was appointed to meet with Mr. Wilkinson and Miss Allen to make a plan to beautify our school property. After the Club adjourned Mr. and Mesdames Rampmeier and Best were hot and hostess and served refreshments.

Palacios Beacon, February 2, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. James Moore is on the sick list this week.

Mr. D. Schmidt moved back to his farm this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Schmidt moved to the Naglo place this week.

Rev. Wolf, of El Campo, preached at the school house Sunday.

Mrs. Velma Raulz visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Riggs one day this week.

Miss Sophia Schmidt, of Bay City, Misses Margret and Marie Schmidt, of Palacios, spent the week end with home folk.

Monday, Feb. 12, 1923, Miss Anna D. Schmidt and Karl Schmidt were married with Rev. Wolf saying the ceremony. The evening was spent happily in a reception dance. The young people will make their home on the Naglo farm.

Palacios Beacon, February 16, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. Schutte was quite ill a couple of days this week.

Mr. H. W. Best is enjoying a visit from his mother of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. D. Schmidt took Mrs. Schutte to Palacios Saturday to consult a physician.

Rev. Wolf, the Lutheran minister from El Campo, held services here Sunday.

Prof. Harbison and family, accompanied by Joe, Fritz and John Johs, attended the school contest at Lolita Friday.

Miss Hazel Allen will give a dress form demonstration at Mrs. Harbison’s home on Monday March 19, at 1 o’clock.

These fine days look good to the farmer. Things are moving in Deutschburg. As Deutschburg is almost 100 per cent land owners, we have no changes this year. Our folks all stay with us.

Friday night the school challenged the district to spell and cipher against them. The school carried off honors in both contests, but we’ll try again sometime. After the contest, lunch was served by the Club Folks to every one present.

(We are mighty proud of our Deutschburg people and want to hear from them every week and also want the name of their reporter.—C. C.)

Palacios Beacon, March 16, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Next regular club meeting will be March 31.

Fred Schmidt Jr. is taking in Houston sights at present writing.

The dress form demonstration had to be postponed owing to the inclement weather.

Mrs. Wilkinson and Miss Hazel Allen, of Edna, called at Mrs. Harbison's Monday. Miss Allen also visited the school.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Lenarc entertained at dinner Sunday Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and daughter, Alice, Prof. Harbison and family and Mrs. John Rampmeier.

This little cold snap seems like winter to us until we listen to experiences of our neighbors, who have seen blizzards in the Dakotas, then we wonder if Texas isn't pretty good after all.

Mrs. E. Johs entertained Tuesday night in honor of John's 14th birthday. After much fun the boys were served to delicious refreshments. Those present were Misses Freda Schmidt, Selma Schmidt, Louise Schutte and Herman Schmidt.

Thursday night, March 29, there will be a debate between Messrs. Bentz and Wingart, of Francitas, and Messrs. Best, F. Schmidt and Kunover, of Deutschburg. Subject "That the compulsory school law should have been made," affirmative Deutschburg. Everybody come.

Palacios Beacon, March 23, 1923
 


Deutschburg

School election will be held Saturday, April 7.

Mrs. Rose Schliesser visited home folks Easter.

Miss Marie Schmidt, of Palacios, spent Easter with home folks.

Some of the youngsters enjoyed an egg hunt at the school house Sunday.

Prof. Harbison and family spent Easter at the Jensen home at Turtle Bay.

Mrs. Velma Raulz and Mrs. Julia Moor visited at the Riggs home Tuesday.

Mr. R. Huddleston and family of Palacios spent Easter at the Manly Sexton home.

The regular meeting of the German club was held Sunday afternoon at the school house.

The Deutschburg Community Club met at the school house Saturday night, March 31. Messrs. Hansen and Best were given the job to build a depository in the school house to keep club dishes, etc. in. The discussion of a ditcher took a good part of the business hour. It was decided to inspect a grader and Messrs. Rampmeier, Best and Lenarc were appointed the committee for same. .[paper damaged] The club voted to invite…Crawford to their next meeting…talk on figs. After…Mr. and Mrs. Karl Schmidt acted as host and hostess and served sandwiches and coffee. All members are urged to be present at April 28 meeting as we are promised a surprise stunt by some of our embers.

Palacios Beacon, April 6, 1923
 


Deutschburg

J. F. Evers was elected school trustee.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Kunover called at the M. Sexton home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harbison and daughters visited at the Lewis Ranch Sunday.

There was no school Friday, as our teacher was attending school business in Edna.

Rev. Wolf, of El Campo, filled his regular appointment at the school house Sunday.

The long postponed debate between Francitas and Deutschburg will take place Friday night.

Tuesday was dip day. We hope to be rid of the tick soon, as we've dipped faithfully since our vat was made.

Rev. Wolf called a the Schliessier home at Carancahua Sunday night and held meeting at the school house again Monday night.

Everybody is so busy. We haven't had time to do much this week but farm, make garden and look after our thoroughbred chickens, stopping long enough to haul off the eggs and cream once in a while.

Palacios Beacon, April 13, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Club meeting April 28, be sure and come.

Mrs. E. Johs called at the Rampmier home Sunday.

Mr. Hansen and Mr. Best built the Club depository Saturday.

Mrs. Joines, of Francitas, visited Mrs. M. Sexton last Wednesday.

Miss Anna Hurta visited her friend, Miss Katherine Evers Sunday.

Mr. Best and son, George, went to Palacios Saturday to see Billy Byron.

Mrs. Schutte and Mrs. Gerhard called at the F. W. Schmidt home Sunday.

D. D. Schmidt and daughter, Miss Dora, called at the Evers Sunday afternoon.

Harry and Fredrich Schmidt and Franz Evers spent one day last week catching fish.

Mr. Harbison and family attended the last day program of the Turtle Bay school Friday night.

Miss Selma and Master Herman Schmidt entertained Misses Lois Hunnicutt, Louise Schutte, Masters J. T. Hunnicutt, Joe and Tony Johs and Alvin Rampmeier Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harbison entertained at dinner Sunday, Mr. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Harbison and family, of Carahcahua, J. M. Harbison, Vivian and Ruby Church of Ohio Colony, and Christine Lenarc.

Mrs. C. J. Hansen has grown celery successfully for several years. We have had the pleasure of sampling this celery at various times and pronounce it fine. Seems it could be one of the money making crops here if it were studied and more grown.

Let’s hope for clear weather. Deutschburg ladies have planned a demonstration for two months, only to be postponed because of rain.

Palacios Beacon, April 27, 1923
 


The Deutschburg Community Club

You would be surprised how interesting the Deutschburg Club meetings are. Everything is done according to parliamentary rules and done just as it should be. Things of interest to the community are discussed and acted on. After the business meeting comes the social hour. The social hour is just about of as much importance as the business part as it gives the people a chance to get together and talk things over.

Women as well as the men can belong to the club. The meetings are held the Saturday night on or before the full of the moon thus a moonlight night is always assured. The writer thoroughly enjoyed his visit to the club last Saturday night and hopes to be a regular attender.

Carlton Crawford.

Palacios Beacon, May 4, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Herman Schmidt is getting to be quite an athlete.

Mrs. Schleisser, who was quite ill for several days, is gradually recovering.

Most of the Deutschburg boys spent Sunday afternoon in bathing. They report a grand time and the water fine.

Miss Selma Schmidt celebrated her birthday with a party. About twenty guests were present to enjoy the games also the refreshments of cake and pie.

Vacation days are approaching and the pupils are working very diligently. All are wondering what the success of their efforts will be on the last day of school.

A Dress Form Demonstration was held last Wednesday at the home of Mrs. M. Sexton. The Home Demonstrator, Mrs. Allen, was accompanied by Mrs. Staples of Edna. The attendance was not very large.

Palacios Beacon, May 11, 1923
 


Deutschburg

A new store is being built in Francitas.

Mrs. H. W. Best and children came home from Palacios last Wednesday.

The weather man never pleases us exactly. It’s some rain we are wanting now.

Mrs. Kaboli, who spent the winter with her daughter in Ohio returned home Monday.

The men who are working on the drainage ditch of Deutschburg are expecting to finish it today.

Master Jos. P. Fritz went fishing last Sunday, expecting to catch a lot of nice fish, but only caught three crabs.

Mrs. Sam Schliesser is still at her parents’ home, where she is slowly recovering from a severe attack of rheumatism.

Mrs. Best, Sr., who has been visiting her son, Harry, and family returned to her home in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday.

School was resumed again Monday, after a week’s vacation. Attendance was not as good as should be, but work is progressing nicely.

Palacios Beacon, May 18, 1923
 


Deutschburg

J. M. Harbison is spending the week with his son, J. J. and family.

Little Miss Vera Maude Best is visiting her Grandma Williamson in Palacios.

Miss Marie Schmidt, of Palacios, is visiting her father until Normal begins.

Little Alline Harbison, who has been quick sick with malaria fever, is improving.

Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Rittenhouse, of Palacios called at the J. J. Harbison home Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Rose Schliesser returned home Sunday, after being cared for by her parents home for several weeks.

Paul Schmidt left Friday for Houston where he will take an examination for mail clerk. We wish Paul all kinds of success in his undertaking.

Saturday night was Club night and Miss Irby, our county superintendent and her mother were visitors. The time was mostly devoted to school discussion.

Friday was the last day of our school and for the first time since Prof. Harbison has taught, we decided we had so much work to do we’d not have a program. It also being Master Joseph Fritz’s natal day we planned a picnic. About 11 o’clock, our final exams being finished, Mr. Harbison dismissed us for a play and lunch. At 1 o’clock we gathered under the big willow at Mr. Harbison’s where rugs and chairs were placed for our comfort. The boys played dominoes while we girls looked on. In a short time the table was cleared and Joe’s birthday cake was put in the center. We all gathered round and Joe, as honor guest, cut the cake, while Mr. and Mrs. Harbison served us to all the ice cream we could eat. After various games and more ice cream we went home, most of us wishing school was not out, but all wishing Joe many more birthdays as happy as this one.

Palacios Beacon, June 1, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Hay making is the order of the day.

Miss Hazel D. Allen, Home Demonstrator, held her sewing class Monday.

We are sorry to report that Mrs. Sam Schliesser had to go to Houston for treatment.

We understand June 17 is our last dip day. Our people have been faithful in dipping so we hope our ticks are gone.

Prof. Thompson and family of Francitas, and Prof. Harbison and family were entertained at Prof. Kingham's Sunday.

Prof. Kingham and family, Mr. and Mrs. M. Sexton, Mr. J. J. Harbison and family enjoyed a wiener roast supper and a night at shell beach Tuesday night.

Palacios Beacon, June 8, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Saturday night is club night.

Miss Louise Schutte has been staying with her aunt, Mrs. Roda.

Mrs. Evers and Mrs. C. J. Hansen were in Palacios Monday having dental work done.

O. O. Hannicutt and family came home Tuesday after a two week’s visit in Blanco County.

Messrs. Kunover and Johs, each lost a mule Sunday with charbon and Mr. Harbison lost a cow. Nearly every one has vaccinated and are in hopes the loss is stopped.

Miss Allen, our demonstrator met with her club girls Monday. This was the last meeting until Sept. 1st, as she goes to the A. & M. for the short course. After the class Monday, Miss Allen and Mrs. Harbison acted as chaperons and took the girls camping. We went to the old Baptist College grounds , which is an ideal camp for girls. Swimming was fine and camp supper was extra good with all the fried fish, friend potatoes and all the other goodies we could eat, and then came watermelon, oh my, they were good. The mosquitoes feasted on us some, but that goes with camping. Those who went were Louise Schutte, Frieda Schmidt, Gladis Harbison and Selma Schmidt.

Palacios Beacon, July 20, 1923
 


Deutshburg

Several have begun to pick cotton.

Herman Schmidt made a short visit to his sister at Carancahua one day this week.

Mr. and Mrs. George Joines, of Francitas, took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Sexton Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Knoff, of Tres Palacios, visited their old neighbor E. Johs and family Sunday.

Miss Gladis Harbison is spending the week with her cousin, Vivian Church of the Ohio Colony.

Charbon is still taking its toll. Mr. Schmidt has lost 5 head, Mr. Kunover 4, Mr. Wilrodt 3, and several others some.

Mrs. Harry Best and children, Vera Maude and Billy Byron, are visiting relatives at Huntsville and Angleton.

Mrs. J. J. Harbison and daughters, Ermine and Alline, left Wednesday for a weeks stay with Port Lavaca relatives.

Miss Jane Elder and Miss Erie Starr have contracted to teach the school this winter. We are glad we can have the 9th grade so our high class can keep up with their work.

Saturday night was Club night. The business meeting was short and a good social hour was enjoyed. Mr. and Mrs. L. Lenarc, Mr. and Mrs. F. Schmidt were hosts and hostesses and served refreshments of doughnuts, coffee-cake and coffee.

Palacios Beacon, August 3, 1923
 


Deutschburg

Mr. Young, the County Agent, and Miss Bucher, Home Agent, were here Tuesday, the 18th of January to assist the boys and girls to organize a club. The following officers were elected: Miss Daramal Hart, President; Miss Louisa Schmidt, Vice-President; Miss Ivinal Dillard, Secretary-Treasurer; Joe Johs, Reporter. After a short pep meeting, Mr. Young and the boys adjourned to another room to discuss farm projects, while Miss Bucher demonstrated candy making to the girls, making chocolate bon bons and divinity. The judging was greatly enjoyed by boys as well as girls.

The Deutschburg Community Club composed of the adult people of the community of the adult people of the community met at the school house Saturday evening, Jan. 15th. After a short business session a very pleasant social hour was enjoyed by all. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen being hostess and serving sandwiches, cookies, cake and coffee.

Tuesday night, January 18th, the men had a meeting at the school house to discuss the advisability of planting tomatoes in acreage sufficient to justify car lot shipments. Mr. Young, the County Agent of Jackson county, was present to advise. After a pleasant discussion from both sides it was agreed to let the project rest for this year as it is getting too late to organize for such a project in time to get things done.

While playing foot ball, Joe Johs had his knee cap injured so from necessity, walks “stiff legged” this week.

Miss Louisa Schmidt was surprised last Tuesday night by her friends in honor of her seventeenth birthday.

Glad to report the roads through Deutschburg are being greatly improved. Try them and see!

Palacios Beacon, January 27, 1927
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. Rufus Dillard has returned to her home after spending a few days with her father, Mr. Brown, of Louise.

Mrs. A. E. Cravatt, of Houston, has returned home after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thatcher.

Miss Selma Schmidt and brother, Remmer, motored to Palacios Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. A. D. Sutton, of Devers, Texas, is visiting her sister, Mrs. C. H. Thatcher.

Palacios Beacon, August 25, 1927
 


Miss Ruth Chamblee of this city and Miss Elsie Lubben, of Francitas, are teachers at the Deutschburg school for this term, and began their work Monday.

Palacios Beacon, September 15, 1927
 


W. F. Schmidt Dead
[F. W. Schmidt]

Mr. W. F. Schmidt died at his home in Deutschburg on Tuesday, November 22, after an illness of some duration. The funeral was conducted Thursday by Rev. O. Winterstein, Lutheran Minister of this city and remains interred in the Deutschburg cemetery.

Mr. Schmidt was an industrious farmer, who came to the Deutschburg colony twelve years ago from Nebraska and settled on a farm there. He will be greatly missed in his community.

To the bereaved wife and relatives we extend sympathy.

Palacios Beacon, December 1, 1927
 


Louis Hurta

Louis Hurta, son of Mrs. Joe Hurta of the Deutschburg community, was killed in a mine in New Mexico one day last week and the remains were shipped here for burial. A priest from El Campo and a band from Ganado participated in the funeral service held here Saturday in the Catholic Church and burial made in the City Cemetery. Deceased was a Mason and many Palacios members attended the services. He had contributed liberally to the support of his mother and family since the death of his father and his sudden and tragic death comes as a double blow to her. We join the community in extending sympathy.

Palacios Beacon, March 8, 1928
 


Home Struck By Lightning

During the thunder storm which visited the Deutschburg community on last Saturday the residence of Paul Gerhard was struck by lightning, tearing the shingles from the roof in a couple of places and knocking the plastering loose in one room. The family was all in the house but fortunately no one was injured.

Palacios Beacon, June 7, 1928
 


Deutschburg

Mr. H. W. Best attended court in Bay City this week.

Master Joe Johs stayed at the Best ranch a few days this week.

The rain and norther Sunday night stopped road work for a few days.

Remmer, Harry and Fred Schmidt went to Carancahua pass Tuesday oystering.

Remmer Schmidt spent Sunday and Monday at Mr. Goodman’s near Francitas.

Miss Gladys Harbison visited her uncle E. C. Harbison at the Lewis ranch Saturday night.

Mrs. Rose Schliesser of Carancahua visited her parents, Fred Schmidt and family Sunday.

Prof. Harbison and family were the Sunday evening guests at the Sam Schliesser home at Carahcahua.

Palacios Beacon, January 26, 1929
 


Oil Company Is Leasing Land In Deutschburg

Oil Dutch Shell Shooters are now at work in the Deutschburg community, and frequent explosions can be heard several miles, from early day 'till evening. Mr. Fred Schmidt of Deutschburg tells us a large acreage is now being leased by this company where they have been dynamiting. Some 1320 acres of Mrs. Traylor's land has been leased, also 60 acres from Mr. Rampmeier, 142 acres from Mr. F. Schmidt and 740 acres from another tract of acreage nearby.

Palacios Beacon, February 7, 1929
 


Mr. Fred Schmidt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt of Deutschburg, is visiting his parents on a short vacation. Mr. Schmidt has been cruising in Merchant Marine Service for the past six years, making many voyages to the different countries, one trip around the world. He had the privilege of sailing under three different flags while in the Service—Japan, Holland and German, but came back under U. S. Color which he says is “Home sweet home” to him.

Palacios Beacon, March 7, 1929
 


Miss Inez Frazier, of San Antonio, who is assistant teacher now in Deutschburg, was a week end visitor with Mrs. Jack Chamblee and family.

Palacios Beacon, May 2, 1929
 


Mr. and Mrs. John F. Evers and daughters left the later part of last week for Yoakum to make their future home. Mr. Evers has taken the salesmanship for the Watkins Medicine Co., with that section as his territory and Yoakum headquarters. Mr. Evers recently held a sale at his farm in Deutschburg and disposed of all his holdings there. The Evers family was one of the pioneer settlers of the Deutschburg community, being members of the Nebraska colony to go to Francitas nineteen years ago. They have worked patiently and substantially in the developing of this farming section and leave with many regrets, the change being made that Mr. Evers have lighter work. The best wishes of Palacios citizens go with this family to their new home.

Palacios Beacon, January 2, 1930
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. F. W. Schmidt is on the sick list.

Fred Schmidt was in Palacios Thursday night taking in the movies.

Almost the entire family of Bond Gillespie have been on the sick list the past two weeks.

Corn is coming up nicely in this community, but very little cotton has been planted so far.

The small boy staying with Roland Hunnicutt had his face stepped on by a mule last week. Dr. Wagner sewed up the wounds. The mule was not hurt.

Several of the farmers of the Francitas, Carancahua and Deutschburg communities, under the able leadership of Mrs. Judge Cornish, have agreed to plant quite an acreage to tomatoes and beans this spring. Mr. Meyers, the agricultural agent for the Missouri Pacific R. R., is supervising the work. Newton & Wallace, tomato buyers from the Valley and Jacksonville, are going to build a packing shed in Francitas and buy our tomatoes and beans there. Many farmers are now busy setting out tomato plants from cold frames in to the fields. Those who did not build cold frames are expecting their plants from the Valley in the next few days.

The beans are now up and seem to have stood the unfavorable weather last Tuesday night in fine shape. Burpee stringless and Giant Greenpod stringless are the varieties of beans planted, while Maryglobe is the name of the tomatoes, and they will be picked in the green stage. It would help wonderfully if the growers and the Crawford packing Plant could get together and work out a plan to utilize the ripe tomatoes.

It is hoped that after these communities are started in the right direction their efforts will be successful enough to induce a large number of farmers to plant some small part of their farms to truck and in that way attract buyers to this locality as the buyers desire to buy in carload lots.

The Deutschburg Community Club meets each month on the Saturday on or before the full moon. J. H. Adams is chairman and Leo Neuszer, secretary. Visitors are always welcome.

Palacios Beacon, March 27, 1930
 


Deutschburg

Joe Cuba is still on the sick list.

Saturday, April 5th, is election of School Trustees for this district.

Weather has been fine the past few days for all growing crops and all look good.

The bean and tomato acreage is showing up fine, and everybody is busy now planting their cotton.

Rev. Koeppe, of Ganado, was over last Sunday to conduct regular monthly Lutheran services at the Deutschburg school house.

There was a good roads meeting in Francitas Wednesday night. Jackson County is going to try and put over a County-wide bond issue. Good roads is all we need to make this an ideal country.

Roses are blooming. We go to the garden and eat fresh radishes, get a mess of fresh spinach for dinner and green lettuce for supper and by the last of the month we figure on having new potatoes on the table. What more do you want?

Palacios Beacon, April 3, 1930
 


Deutschburg
By Sec. Deutschburg Community Club

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. White of Blessing, were callers in the Neuszer home Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Jergenson has been the guest of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hansen of this community.

Blooms are noticeable in a good many of the tomato patches, looks like we will soon have ripe tomatoes.

The school teachers and pupils are hard at work on their closing play, which will be given in the near future.

The Deutschburg Community Club will meet at the school house Saturday night, April 12, we are expecting a great time as there will be a debate given at that time, the subject is:--“Resolve that Capital Punishment should be Abolished.”

The young folks of this community enjoyed a surprise party at Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt’s the other evening, the party given in honor of Mr. Harry Schmidt and Mr. Gus Jergenson as they are leaving for the northern states. Mr. Schmidt is going to Lincoln, Nebraska and Mrs. Jergenson is going to Chicago.

Palacios Beacon, April 10, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

The Debate Saturday night was enjoyed by all. Both sides made some good points.

Mr. and Mrs. Hale of San Antonio were visitors in the Rampmeier home the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Buckhorn, of LaWard were visiting in the Hunnicutt home Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt visited in the Neuszer and Rampmeier home Sunday after noon.

Mrs. Hunnicutt of Bay City spent the week end with her son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hunnicutt.

The beans and tomatoes are just growing fine although a rain would be very much appreciated at present.

Mr. Myers, (Missouri Pacific Agricultural Agent), was around the past week inspecting the tomatoes also instructing how to prune.

There will be a play given at the school house Tuesday night April 22. Proceed is to go to sending the winners in the 4H club to A. & M. this summer.

Mr. McHenery will probably be here this week to cook over the tomato and bean prospects and to start building the shed to handle the crop. The shed will be erected at Francitas.

Palacios Beacon, April 17, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

A play will be given at the school house tomorrow night.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Koupa were visitors of E. Johs this evening.

Mr. Gerhard and Mr. Hunnicutt are engaged in making hay this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hurta, of Dawson, N. Mex., arrived Friday to visit their mother for a few months.

The Trustees circulated a petition for the purpose of voting bonds for the re-modeling and building a school house this week.

We’re glad to report that the tomatoes and beans are doing fine. Beans are in full bloom and have small tomatoes. Other farm crops are doing nice.

The young folks enjoyed a party last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs. A number of young folks attended the dance at LaWard Sat. nite.

Charles Brown, Miss Mary Pearce and Harold Ben Pearce of Francitas called in the Neuszer home Friday night. Miss Pearce will be our Primary teacher next year.

Palacios Beacon, April 24, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

Miss Mary Hurta, of Bay City, visited her mother Friday and Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and children were visitors in the Neuszer home Saturday evening.

The farmers and truck growers of our community are rejoicing over the fine rain that fell here Monday evening.

School closed here last Tuesday. There was an interesting program rendered Tuesday night, and a school picnic was enjoyed Wednesday.

Joe John and Dub Matl have returned from Blessing, where they have been engaged in helping Mr. John Adams plant an acreage of rice.

This community will probably express out the first beans of the season this week. The tomatoes are doing fine, and shipments will start about the middle of May.

We regret very much to report the death of one of our friends and neighbors, Mr. Joseph Kuba. His remains were laid to rest in the Deutschburg cemetery. He had been in failing health for several years. We extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.

The Community Club will hold its next regular meeting at the school house Saturday night, May 10, at which time there will be a debate between Francitas and Deutschburg. The subject to be debated is:--“Resolved, That Prohibition is Fundamentally a Success.” Francitas having the affirmative and Deutschburg the negative. Those to represent Francitas are, Messrs. Wm. F. Schwind, H. Bentz and Gillespie. Those to represent Deutschburg are Messrs. W. R. Neuszer, Paul Gerhard and L. P. Neuszer.

Palacios Beacon, May 1, 1930
 


Deutschburg

(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

Mr. and Mrs. R. Bolling were sightseeing in our community Sunday evening.

Mr. Peterson of Carancahua was a business visitor in the Rampmeier home Sunday.

We are glad to report Mrs. C. J. Hansen improving over a fall which broke her ankle.

Mr. C. J. Hansen was around looking over the Tomato and Bean prospects Sunday evening.

The first beans are to be shipped Tuesday, which from reports will probably exceed 100 hampers.

The first tomatoes will probably be shipped next Saturday as Mr. Myers will be there to receive them as they come in.

The Community Club called a special meeting to decide the day on which we would start picking beans, date decided upon was Monday, May 5th.

The Community Club will hold its next regular meeting next Saturday night, we are expecting a large crowd as we are scheduled for a debate that night.

Palacios Beacon, May 8, 1930
 


Deutschburg

(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

The decision of the debate Saturday night went to Deutschburg, although Francitas has some very able speakers.

The tomatoes and beans are sure doing good since the rains, although the high winds hurt them to some extent.

Mr. Guenther, from the Valley, was in our community yesterday, looking after their property here, with the intention of moving here soon.

We intended to organize a Sunday School last Sunday but the rain prevented us from doing so, but lets all be at the school house next Sunday about 2:30 o’clock.

This community has been visited by several good rains in the past few days, which were enjoyed by every one, as it sure was needed on the growing crops.

Palacios Beacon, May 15, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

(Too Late For Last Week)

The farmers are in need of a good rain at present to finish up the corn.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs were visiting in Blessing Sunday afternoon.

Mr. H. W. Best, of Yoakum, was down on business the first of the week.

Mrs. Hunnicutt, of Bay City is visiting her son and family here this week.

Misses Sybil, Blanch and Fawn Adams were visitors in Ganado over the week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Bieri of Ashby, were visiting in the Rampmeier home Sunday afternoon.

The Sunday School was well attended Sunday. There were several visitors from other points.

Palacios Beacon, May 22, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com Club)

Everybody is sure glad to see this Gerhard home Sunday evening.

The first car of tomatoes was shipped from Francitas the first of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Buckhorn, of LaWard, visited Mr. and Mrs. Hunnicutt Saturday night.

Everybody is sure glad to see this good sunshine. We hope it continues to shine for about three weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. John Adams entertained a number of friends Sunday night with an ice cream social, which was enjoyed immensely by all.

A crowd met Sunday evening to organize a Sunday School. We ordered the literature and will meet next Sunday at 2:30 p. m. There will be a Singing Sunday evening also.

Palacios Beacon, May 22, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

There was an election at the School House Saturday for the purpose of voting bonds for the enlargement of the School House. The bond issue carried by a large majority.

Every body has been busy in our community picking tomatoes this week. They expect to ship two cars of tomatoes from Francitas this week. They are talking of putting in an acreage of tomatoes here for this fall’s market.

There was a nice crowd out Sunday afternoon to help organize our Sunday School. We divided the members into several classes, and elected officers and teachers. Officers elected were Mr. Paul Gerhard, Superintendent; Mrs. B. H. Pearce, Asst. Supt.; Miss Sybil Adams, Sec.-Treas;.; Miss Mary Pearce, Pianist and Mr. Nelson, chorister. We are trying to make our Sunday School a success, and we invite every one to come and help us.

Palacios Beacon, May 29, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hester, of Cuero, were visitors in the Neuszer home over the week end.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer has returned from a visit at Cuero.

J. Paul Gerhard and E. Johs came in the first of the week from a business trip to the Valley.

The Trustees of the School informs us that they are hard at work getting necessary papers ready so as to speed up the building of the new addition on the school house. They intend to have it complete for this fall term of school.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Adams entertained the young folks of this community Sunday evening with an ice cream social.

Palacios Beacon, May 29, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club.)

There was a called meeting at the school house Saturday night, for the purpose of establishing a sweet milk route. There was not a decision reached so it will be decided at the next Community Club meeting.

Crops in our neighborhood are looking fine. Corn is in full silk and tassel. Will soon have lots of roasting ears. Most everybody has their cotton chopped, but if it keeps on raining will probably have to re-chop it.

The Lutherans held their regular monthly services here Sunday afternoon. There was a nice crowd out and also a good crowd at Sunday School, there being thirty-five present. Everyone seems to be taking quite a bit of interest, and we hope they continue to and make a success of the S. S.

Palacios Beacon, June 5, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club.)

Mrs. C. J. Hansen visited in the Rampmeier home Sunday.

The farmers are all busy cleaning the grass out of their cotton.

Mr. and Mrs. John Adams motored to Ganado Sunday to visit relatives.

Paul Gerhard and J. R. Hunnicutt are very busy this week making hay.

The firm of Newton and Wallace is loading their fifth car of tomatoes this week.

The tomato deal has been very successful this year, taking every thing into consideration.

The Community Club had their regular monthly meeting last Saturday night. The meeting was well attended.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer, Alvin Rampmeier and Miss Ruby Neuszer motored up to Cuero to spend the week end.

C. J. Cavallin had the misfortune of turning a car over on him Sunday evening, we are glad to report him not very seriously injured.

Palacios Beacon, June 12, 1930
 


Deutschburg

(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

(Too Late for Last Week)

The farmers are in need of a good rain at present to finish up the corn.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs were visiting in Blessing Sunday afternoon.

Mr. H. W. Best, of Yoakum, was down on business the first of the week.

Mrs. Hunnicutt, of Bay City, is visiting her son and family here this week.

Misses Sybil, Blanch and Fawn Adams were visitors in Ganado over the week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Bieri, of Ashby, were visiting in the Rampmeier home Sunday afternoon.

The Sunday school was well attended Sunday. There were several visitors from other points.

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Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hester, of Cuero, were visitors in the Neuszer home over the week end.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer has returned from a visit at Cuero.

J. Paul Gerhard and E. Johs came in the first of the week from a business trip to the Valley.

The Trustees of the School informs us that they are hard at work getting necessary papers ready so as to speed up the building of the new addition on the school house. They intend to have it complete for this fall term of school.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Adams entertained the young folks of this community Sunday evening with an ice cream social.

Palacios Beacon, June 26, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

The cotton crop is looking fine at this writing.

Mrs. J. Hillyard is reported quite sick this week. We trust she will make a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Gunter and daughter, Helen, are here from the Valley, putting up hay on their land.

Mr. and Mrs. Volkert, of Houston, and Mrs. Herman Roda and children, of Bolling, were visitors in Mrs. Schutte's home the past week.

Messrs. Paul Gerhard, E. Johs and John Cavallin, the three school trustees, are leaving this week for a week combining business with pleasure.

Miss Selma Schmidt, who was kicked by a mule two weeks ago last Monday, is recovering her injuries and able to get out of bed, much to the delight of her many friends.

Palacios Beacon, July 10, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

The cotton crop is looking fine at this writing.

Mrs. J. Hillyard is reported quite sick this week. We trust she will make a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Gunter and daughter, Helen are here from the Valley, putting up hay on their land.

Mr. and Mrs. Volkert, of Houston, and Mrs. Herman Roda and children, of Bolling, were visitors in Mrs. Schutte’s home the past week.

Messrs. Paul Gerhard, E. Johs and John Cavallin, the three school trustees, are leaving this week for a week combining business with pleasure.

Miss Selma Schmidt, who was kicked by a mule two weeks ago last Monday, is recovering from her injuries and able to get out of bed, much to the delight of her many friends.

Palacios Beacon, July 12, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)
(Too Late For Last Week)

Mr. Jones started to pick cotton this week.

Mrs. Schulte and family and Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt [Gerhard] went to Galveston Monday.

Messrs. Gerhard, Hunnicutt and Hamlin are supplying the Army Camp with hay.

Our Sunday School is getting larger every Sunday, with greater enthusiasm. Everybody is invited.

Mr. and Mrs. Gunter have returned to their home in the Valley, after a several weeks stay here looking after their property.

Palacios Beacon, July 31, 1930
 


To Auction Off Old Deutschburg School Building Sat., Sep. 6

On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6th, the old Deutschburg school building in District #20, of Jackson County, will be sold to highest bidder, also some left-over building material.

Palacios Beacon, September 4, 1930
 


Deutschburg
(By Sec. Deutschburg Com. Club)

Cotton fields are being pretty well picked over.

The Union Sunday School, conducted by Mrs. Pearce of Francitas, was held as usual Sunday, Aug. 31, with good attendance and interest.

Our new school building is completed and ready for opening of school next Monday, with Miss Claxton, of Victoria, as principal and Miss Mary Pearce of Francitas, assistant teacher.

On Saturday afternoon the old school building will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, also some leftover building material.

 The new school building will be dedicated Saturday night, Sept. 6th, with a community program. Everybody invited.

Palacios Beacon, September 4, 1930
 


Deutschburg

School News

When school was resumed after the holidays we found that we had two new pupils, Ollie and Bennie Brod. We are very glad to welcome these children, who come from the Rich Square School.

Quite a few of our pupils have been absent from school the past week due to colds and flu.

Miss Claxton, our principal, has been quite ill following a tonsil operation. We are very glad that she is much improved.

The fifth and ninth grades rendered a very commendable patriotic program during chapel exercises Thursday morning.

Many of our pupils are very despondent, due to mid-term examinations.

Honor Roll Students

Arithmetic:--Murvin Lee, Jerome Vrana, Jerry Skrabanek, Jessie Skrabanek, Herbert Stark.

Spelling:--Jerome Vrana, Herbert Stark, Ollie Brod, Martha Gerhard, Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard.

Health:--Adele Gerhard, Frank Johs, Jerrie Skrabanek, Herbert Stark.

Palacios Beacon, January 15, 1931
 


Deutschburg

Deutschburg School & Community Program

The Community Program was held Saturday night with a good attendance, considering the weather.

In the Junior Boy and Girl Declamations the following won out in the eliminations:--

Junior Boys: Albert Johs, first; Henry Johs, second; Bennie Brod, third.
Junior Girls: Louise Hurta, first; Ollie Brod, second; Martha Gerhard, third.
Senior Girls: Rosalee Cavallin, Donna Fae Dillard. (No elimination.)
Senior Boys: Woodroe Carpenter

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If the weather permits we are going to Francitas to play ball Friday.

Misses Claxton and Pearce spent Saturday night in Francitas with the latter's parents.

Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Pearce, Morgan Pearce, and Buster Vickers attended the program here Saturday night.

Work has begun on our community play. A good play has been chosen and everyone should watch for the date.

If the weather is pretty next Sunday, why not come out to Sunday School in the morning and to singing that night?

Perfect spellers for last week are:--Jerry Schrabanek, Jesse Mae Schrabanek, A. T. Carpenter, Ollie Brod, Henry Johs.

Mr. Virgil Brocker did not know he was so pretty until he saw C. D. Henderson, who impersonated him to a "fine point," Saturday night.

Messrs. Joe Johs, Paul Gerhard, E. Johs, Clyde Cavallin, Mrs. F. W. Schmidt, and Miss Frieda Schmidt, went to Edna the first of the week to attend court.

Palacios Beacon, March 5, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Only a small crowd attended singing Sunday night.

Messrs. Gerhard and Johs were business visitors to Edna Monday.

Rosalee and Frances Cavallin have been ill all week. We hope that they can soon return to school.

Lillard Gillespie has been ill the past week but is now able to return to school, ,we are glad to report.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ford are the proud parents of Bernice Ray, who made her arrival a few days ago.

Little Miss Detta Irene Smith came to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Smith of Francitas last week.

Many absences this week are due to the fact that the pupils are needed to work in the fields during the pretty weather.

Honor Roll pupils for last week:--Frank Johs, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Jerome, Vrana, Herbert Stark, Adele Gerhard, A. T. Carpenter, Bessie Carpenter.

The Francitas baseball team came over and beat us by a score of 11-7 last Friday. Carancahua's team also came over but were prevented from playing by the rain.

Something like sixty-seven trees now adorn our campus. Several of our patrons worked very diligently and we certainly appreciate their efforts at beautifying our school.

Palacios Beacon, March 12, 1931
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Don't forget, "Beads on a String."

The Jones children have left us to attend school in Francitas.

Miss Bryant visited school Friday and brought us some shrubbery for our "campus."

Messrs. Claude Bartee and "Kelta" Sloan spent the week end in the home of Tom Sloan.

"Beads on a String,' starring "Abner H. Dinlker," a correspondence school detective, Cleopatria Oleomargarine Johnson, demanding her "sixteen fo' bits," and Bennie, taking the role of a girl part of the time, is all set for Saturday night. Don't fail to see this three act play, in addition to the monologues and popular songs between acts. Only a small admission will be charged for grown-ups. Children Free!

Palacios Beacon, March 19, 1931
 


Manager the Queen Theatre Succumbs to Matrimonial Impulse

A marriage of interest occurred last week, (the exact date and place not known), when Mr. Russell E. Williams of this city, and Miss Agda Marie Nelson of El Campo, took their nuptial vows. The event had been anticipated for several weeks by Russell’s friends, but he succeeded in keeping it a secret until the first of the week when he and his bride, accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams, left for Eldora, Iowa on a business trip and to visit relatives.

Russell is well and favorably known here and community, he having attended Palacios High School, and then been connected with his father in the picture show business during the entire time of their ownership of the Queen.

Mrs. Williams is a popular and successful school teacher, being employed at Louise the present term and taught in the Deutschburg School last year.

The Beacon joins the many friends of these estimable young people in extending felicitations and will give them a most hearty welcome on their return from the honey-moon trip.

Palacios Beacon, May 7, 1931
 


Debate to be Held at Deutschburg, June 27

The Deutschburg Community Club is advertising a debate for their next regular meeting of the Club in the Deutschburg school house, on Saturday night, June 27th. The question is:--Resolved: “That the broom is more useful than the dish-rag.” Everybody invited to come, and enjoy the evening with this club of wide-awake members.

Palacios Beacon, June 18, 1931
 


Mrs. John Rampmeier

Mrs. John Rampmeier, a highly respected citizen of Deutschburg community, died suddenly at her home last Wednesday, July 30, following a stroke of paralysis. The deceased had lived at Deutschburg the past eleven years, coming there from Minneapolis, and had been a faithful worker in the making of that community, as well as a devoted wife and mother. Her sudden passing came as a great shock to her family and friends and has left a vacancy in the home that can never be filled. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Herman, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Hans, of Portland, Ore., who were here for the funeral, and Alvin, who is at home.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. A. Schmidt, of El Campo, a minister of the Lutheran Church, of which faith the deceased was a devout member. Interment was made in the Deutschburg cemetery, and was attended by a large crowd of sorrowing friends.

CARD OF THANKS

We desire to express our thanks for the kindness shown and assistance rendered by neighbors and friends during our recent bereavement caused by the death of our beloved wife and mother, and especially do we thank those who remembered her with such beautiful floral offerings.

John Rampmeier, Herman Rampmeier, Hans Rampmeier, Alvin Rampmeier

Palacios Beacon, August 6, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

School Faculty:--Mary Pearce, Prin., Aileen Howell, Asst.

Mrs. Harwell is visiting her daughter, Mrs. P. Dillard, this week.

See “The Laughing Cure”—it’s good for what ails you. Deutschburg School.

We regret to state that Mr. Bon Gillaspie has been very ill this week. We hope he recovers speedily.

School has been in progress for the past three weeks, and at present, we have twenty-eight pupils enrolled with prospects of quite a few more.

The Gerhard children entered school Monday. The Gerhard family and Mrs. Schutte have been on an extended visit with friends and relatives in Nebraska and Illinois.

Misses Howell and Pearce attended the Jackson County Teachers’ Association meeting in Edna Friday night. They spent Saturday and Sunday in Miss Howell’s home in Ganado.

A large crowd attended Sunday School and singing at the Deutschburg Community House Sunday night. We have these meetings every Sunday evening, and visitors are cordially invited to meet with us.

Saturday night, Oct. 24, at the regular meeting of the Deutschburg Community Club, the young people of the community are offering a two act play, “The Laughing Cure.” The cast is as follows:--
Dr. Carey, the laughing doctor, C. D. Henderson
Dr. Whitcomb, Rufus Dillard
Laura Hanson, a melancholy invalid, Mary Pearce
Clark Hanson, tired business man, Erich Johs
Jimmie Mason, Laura’s brother, devoid of seriousness, Tony Johs
Gay Hanson, Clark’s sister, gay as her name, Aileen Howell
Kitty Clyde, Jimmie’s weakness, Viola Dillard
Mrs. Perry, pessimist, Mrs. John
Norah, Irish maid, Thelma Jones.

Honor Roll

Primary Dept.—Elroy Dockal, Alice Johs, Rayburn Hull, Murvin Lee, George Vrana.

Elementary Dept.—Ollie Brod, Henry Johs, Lee Dockal.

High School—Louise Hurta, Albert Johs, Charlie Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, October 22, 1931
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Faculty:--Mary Pierce, Prin.; Aileen Howell, Asst.
Reporters: Louise Hurta, Albert Johs, Charlie Hurta

Fred Koupa of Blessing visited here this week end.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs, Jo and Alice made a business trip to Houston this week.

We are very sorry to hear that Mr. Bon Gillespie has not improved since our last writing.

Next Saturday night at the school, there will be a Hallowe'en program and party. Visitors will be welcome.

We regret to state that Mrs. Harwell, of Louise, who is visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. Dillard, has been ill the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Pearce and families, Mr. and Mrs. Buck, Miss Vivian Magee, and Mr. and Mrs. Wingart, all of Francitas, were visitors at the club meeting Saturday night.

A large crowd attended the regular Community Club meeting Saturday night. The young people offered a two-act comedy, "The Laughing Cure," after which the business meeting was held. Refreshments, donated by the ladies of the community, were served by the school girls.

HONOR ROLL

Primary--Alene Hull, Rayburn Hull, Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard, Frank Johs.
Intermediate--Martha Gerhard, Allie Brod, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod.
High School--Albert Johs, Louise Hurta, Charlie Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, October 29, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and family visited the Johs home Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Skala, of Ganado, visited their daughter, Miss Aileen Howell, Saturday.

We are glad to state that Mr. Bon Gillespie has returned from a Houston hospital, and is improving.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce enjoyed a delicious chicken supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hilyard Wednesday evening.

Rosalie Cavallin and Joe Johs seemed to have found that “on Hallowe’en day of fate, one may often find a mate.” At any rate, they became Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs at midnight Saturday night. They intend to make their home in Deutschburg. May we add our heartiest congratulations.

We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker, in event of the death of Mr. Brocker’s father. The elder Mr. Brocker, who has been ill for some time, passed quietly away at the Brocker home Wednesday evening. The remains were removed to Keorth for interment.

The Hallowe’en program was well attended Saturday night. The children rendered a program, after which there was much bobbin’ for apples, and other Hallowe’en festivities. There was a “prettiest girl; ugliest boy contest,” a box of candy being awarded to the winners, Miss Aileen Howell and Harry Schmidt.

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Primary Perfect Spellers:--Frank Johs, Olene Hull, Murvin Lee.
Intermediate Honor Roll:--Rayburn Hull, Jerome Vrana, Ollie Brod, Martha Gerhard, Bennie Brod, Henry Johs.
High School Honor Roll:--Albert Johs, Louise Hurta, Charlie Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, November 5, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Miss Mary Pearce spent the week end in Francitas.

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end at her home in Ganado.

Messrs. Joe and Tony Johs made a business trip to Ganado Saturday.

Messrs. Gerhard, Johs, Schmidt, and Dillard, attended the road meeting in Francitas Monday night.

Mrs. E. Johs was ill several days this week, but was able to meet with us at singing Sunday night.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Jones and family have moved from their temporary residence in Deutschburg to Francitas.

Mrs. Harwell, of Louise, has moved into our community. She will make her home with her daughter, Mrs. R. Dillard. We are very glad to welcome Mrs. Harwell into our community.

A sad accident occurred in our midst this week. Mr. John Neuszer was severely injured when his team ran away, and he was thrown under a stalk-cutter. We are very glad to hear, however, that he is improving rapidly, and we hope will suffer no lasting effects of the injury.

The eighth grade civic class has instituted a project for beautifying our school campus. They plan to clean up the ball diamonds and courts, and make flower beds and walks. They would appreciate it if any patrons who have bricks on their premises would donate them to help the project along.

At a special meeting called by the Community Club, a beef club was organized this week. The Club hopes to enlarge its membership, and begin its activities next spring. At the same meeting a Cemetery Association of the Community Club was organized. A committee was elected, and given authority to purchase material for the construction of a fence around the cemetery grounds. We hope to improve the grounds further by planting trees and flowers.

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Primary Perfect  Spellers:--Frank Arnold Johs, Alene Hull, Murvin Lee, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Jerry Skrabanek

Intermediate Honor Roll:--Rayburn Hull, Jerome Vrana, Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod.

High School Honor Roll:--Louise Hurta, Charlie Hurta, Albert Johs.

Palacios Beacon, November 12, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Singing was well attended Sunday evening.

Rev. Hull returned from a business trip to Dallas this week.

Misses Aileen Howell and Nolta Zinnert visited the teachers Friday.

Mrs. Paul Gerhard and children visited Mr. and Mrs. F. Schmidt Sunday afternoon.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce visited the Gillaspie home Tuesday evening.

On Thursday evening, November 26, there will be a Thanksgiving program and box supper at the school. Come and bring boxes!

You are invited to the monthly meeting of the Deutschburg Community Club next Saturday night. A program will be rendered followed by the business meeting. Sandwiches, cake, and coffee will be offered for sale by the ladies of the community.

The Deutschburg Union Sunday School was reorganized and new officers elected:--Miss Rubye Neuszer, Supt.; Martha Gerhard, Sec.-Treas.; Mr. C. Hansen, Choirister; Mrs. Paul Gerhard, Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce, teachers. Meetings will be held every Sunday morning at 10 o’clock.

Primary Perfect Spellers:--Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Olene Hull, Murvin Lee, Frank Arnold Johs.

Intermediate Honor Roll:--Jerome Vrana, Martha Gerhard, Emma Gerhard, Alice Johs, Allie Brod, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod, Lillard Gillasapie, Rayburn Hull.

High School Honor Roll:--Louise Hurta, Albert Johs, Charles Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, November 19, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. R. Dillard made a trip to Cuero this week.

Sunday School and singing were well attended Sunday.

Mr. Gordon and Miss Stella Slayton [Stayton] visited the teachers Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and family visited Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen Sunday afternoon.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce were dinner guests of Johs home Thursday evening.

Thursday evening at the school there will be a Thanksgiving program and box supper. Come and bring boxes.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod and Mr. Joe Brod were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brod Friday evening.

The Community Club meeting was held Saturday evening. The program consisted of a dialogue, “A Proposal,” and a chorus of college songs. After the program the business meeting was called to order. Plans for the Christmas [program] was discussed. The annual election of officers was held. Results were as follows:--Mary Pearce, Chairman; Paul Schmidt, Vice-chairman; Erich Johs, Secretary; Mr. C. Hansen, Treasurer.

Primary Perfect Spellers:--Frank Arnold Johs.

Intermediate Honor Roll:--Rayburn Hull, Jerome Vrana, Martha Gerhard, Bennie Brod, Ollie Brod, Henry Johs.

High School Honor Roll:--Albert Johs, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, November 26, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. R. Dillard made a business trip to Ganado and Louise, Thursday.

The Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce spent the week end at their respective homes.

Messrs. Paul Gerhard, C. Hanson, E. Johs and F. Schmidt were business visitors to Edna this week.

Messrs. John Johs and Jo Frits of …Mrs. E. Johs this week end.

Thursday evening the people of the community gathered at the school for a Thanksgiving program, given by the school children. The program was followed by a box supper. The boxes sold well and the proceeds will be used to buy equipment for the school.

Primary Perfect Spellers:—Frank Arnold Johs, Olene Hull, Adele Gerhard.

Intermediate Honor Roll:--Rayburn Hull, Martha Gerhard, Jerome Vrana, Ollie Brod, Henry Johs.

High School Honor Roll:--Charles Hurta, Albert Johs, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, December 3, 1931
 


Divine Services At Deutschburg School House, Sunday, Dec. 27

On Sunday, December 27th, English preaching services will be conducted by A. E. Flathmann, Pastor of the Ganado Lutheran Church, at 10:30 a. m. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend.

Palacios Beacon, December 24, 1931
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

[Paper damaged at the beginning]

Mrs. Harwell, of Victoria, is spending the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Rufus Dillard.

Mr. and Mrs. Johs and family and Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt and family spent Friday afternoon at the Gerhard home.

Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Cavallin entertained with a dance. It was well attended and all reported an enjoyable time.

Sunday morning at the school house, English Divine Services were conducted by Rev. Flathmann, of Ganado. Singing services were held Sunday evening.

The Deutschburg School gave their Christmas school program and community Christmas tree Thursday evening. There was a large crowd and everyone enjoyed it.

Primary Perfect Spellers:--Frank Johs, Olene Hull, Murvin Lee, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Odele Gerhard, Jerry Skrabanek.

Intermediate Honor Roll:--Martha Gerhard, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod, Alice Johs , Rayburn Hull, Emma Gerhard.

High School Honor Roll:--Charlie Hurta, Albert Johs, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, January 7, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

We are glad to state that Mr. Ben Brod has improved this week. Messrs. Johs and Gerhard made a business trip to Edna Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hilyard entertained a group of young people Friday evening.

Mrs. R. Dillard returned Sunday, from Victoria, where she has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Harwell.

Reverend Flathmann was unable to conduct services Sunday evening as announced, but singing was held instead.

Their friends in this community extend their sincerest sympathy to Mrs. M. Miller and children of Francitas, in the death of Mr. Miller.

Little Alice Johs was surprised with a birthday party at their home Thursday evening. All reported a delightful evening and wish Miss Alice many happy returns of the day.

Two of our popular young people, Miss Rubye Neuszer and Alvin Rampmeier, stole a march on us and became Mr. and Mrs. Rampmeier. They motored to Cuero for a short honeymoon and returned to Deutschburg, where they expect to make their home. We wish Alvin and Rubye all the matrimonial happiness they so richly deserve.

Primary Perfect Spellers:--Adele Gerhard, Olene Hull, Frank Johs, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Jerry Skrabanek.

Intermediate Honor Roll:--Lillard Gillaspie, Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod, Jerome Vrana, Bennie Brod, Henry Johs, Rayburn Hull, Emma Gerhard, Alice Johs.

High School Honor Roll:--Albert Johs, Charlie Hurta, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, January 14, 1932
 


Deutschburg
School and Community News

Mrs. H. Schulte visited the Fred Schmidt home Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Brocker visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brod Sunday afternoon.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce and Tony Johs and C. D. Henderson went horse-back riding Saturday morning to Francitas.

We are sorry to state that Jerry Skrabanek, George Vrana, Adele Gerhard, Mable Cavallin and Murvin Lee are absent from school with whooping cough. We hope they will be back to school soon.

We are very sorry to report that Miss Mary Pearce had the misfortune to fall from a horse Saturday afternoon. Although her injuries were not serious, she will be confined to bed for this week. Tony Johs will teach for her in our room. We all wish her a speedy recovery, and wish her to be back at school with us in a few days.

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Primary Perfect Spellers:--Frank Johs

Intermediate Honor Roll:--Rayburn Hull, Emma Gerhard, Alice Johs, Martha Gerhard, Bennie Brod, Ollie Brod, Henry Johs

High School Honor Roll:--Albert Johs, Louise Hurta, Charlie Hurta

Reporters:--Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod

Palacios Beacon, February 4, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Miss Mary Pearce is able to take up her teaching duties this week.

Mr. Louis Kopnisky [Kopnicky] of Ohio, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kopnisky.

Miss Mary Hurta of Bay City, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Kate Hurta, at present.

Misses Howell and Pearce visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dillard this week end.

Last Thursday evening Mr. Tony Johs was given a surprise birthday party at his home.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dillard Sunday evening.

Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier visited the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer Monday.

We are very sorry to state that Mr. Ben Brod is still confined to bed. We hope he improves rapidly.

Saturday evening at the school, a meeting of the Cemetery Association was held. Plans for the improvement of the cemetery were discussed and adopted. The young people of the community are practicing a play, the benefits of which will be donated to the cemetery fund.

Perfect Spellers: Alene Hull, Frank Johs.

Intermediate Honor Roll: Ollie Brod, Martha Gerhard, Lillard Gillaspie, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod, Rayburn Hull.

High School Honor Roll: Louise Hurta, Albert Johs, Charles Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, February 11, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. Wilbur Henderson made a business trip to Louise Friday.

We are very glad to state that Mr. Ben Brod is much improved.

Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker entertained friends at their home Tuesday evening.

A road meeting was held at the school Friday evening for the purpose of discussing the new road proposition.

Quite a number of our pupils have been ill with whooping cough. We hope they will soon be able to attend school again.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce made a business trip to Edna Saturday and spent Sunday with their respective families.

Monday afternoon a Valentine party was given at the school for the school children and other little folks of the community.

Reverend Flathmann, of Ganado, conducted services here Sunday. German services were held in the afternoon, and English in the evening. Both were well attended.

Perfect Spellers: Olene Hull, Frank Johs.
Honor Roll: Rayburn Hull, Jerome Vrana.

Palacios Beacon, February 18, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Miss Martha Gerhard visited Miss Ollie Brod Saturday.

Mr. John Rampmeier called at the Gerhard home Saturday.

The school reports numerous absences due to whooping cough.

Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. R. Dillard entertained friends at their home.

We are very glad to state that Mr. Ben Brod is improving. We hope he will soon be fully recovered.

The young people report favorable progress on “Bertie’s Cave Woman,” the play to be offered for the benefit of the Cemetery Association. The date of performance will be announced later.

In spite of unfavorable weather conditions the monthly meeting of the Community Club was held Saturday evening. The school rendered a patriotic program, following which the business meeting was conducted.

Primary Perfect Spellers:--Olene Hull.
Honor Roll:--Rayburn Hull, Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard, Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod, Albert Johs, Louise Hurta, Charlie Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, February 25, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

The school children have begun work on their school gardens.

Mrs. V. Brocker has been visiting relatives in Hallettsville the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown of Turtle Bay visited Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker Sunday afternoon.

Miss Louise Schmidt arrived from Houston Saturday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and family.

Mrs. Rufus Dillard and her mother, Mrs. Harwell, visited in Yoakum this week. Mrs. Harwell remained with relatives there.

Friday afternoon the declamation eliminations were held at the school. Contestants were chosen to represent us at the Interscholastic League. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Conner, of Palacios, and Louis Kopinsky [Kopnicky] served as judges.

Saturday night “Bertie’s Cave Woman” will be given at the school. The cast of characters is as follows:--Bob Banning, and his sister, Ann, two wild young westerners who own the Devil’s Roast Ranch—C. D. Henderson and Mary Pearce.

Speed McQuire, the Ranch Foreman, a “Rootin’, tootin’, son-of-a gun from Arizona—Rufus Dillard.

Lord Bertram Cecil Algernon Montcraven, direct descendent of Richard, Earl of Cornwall—Lony Johs.

His Mother, Lady Monteraven—Viola Dillard.

Bertie’s Cousin, Diana Montcraven, a real thoroughbred—Aileen Howell.

Phil Harden, Ann’s Western suitor—Herman Schmidt.

Henry, Bertie’s valet, not at all sold on the joys of western life—Louis Kopinsky [Kopnicky].

Scene is at the Devil’s Roast.

Don’t miss “Bertie’s Cave Woman,” Saturday night, March 12. Admission 10c and 25c.

Perfect Spellers—Frank Johs, Olene Hull, Jessie Mae Skrabanek.

Honor Roll—Rayburn Hull, Jerome Vavra, Albert Johs, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, March 10, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

We are glad to know that Mr. Ben Brod is much improved.

Messrs. Gerhard, Schmidt, Johs and Rampmeier made a business trip to Edna Monday.

Misses Mary Pearce and Aileen Howell visited their respective homes this week end.

Reverend Flathmann, of Ganado, conducted services here Sunday. German divine services were held in the afternoon and English in the evening. You are cordially invited to meet with us.

The play, “Bertie’s Cave Woman,” to be given for the benefit of the cemetery association, has been postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions, until next Saturday evening, March 19, at 8 o’clock. Don’t fail to see “Bertie’s Cave Woman,” a drama of the old days in Wyoming. Admission ten and twenty-five cents.

Honor Roll:--Martha Gerhard, Albert Johs, Charlie Hurta, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, March 17, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs visited friends in Blessing Sunday.

We are very sorry to state that Mr. Ben Brod is very ill again.

Mr. Tom Baucom visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt this week.

There was a dance at the Cavallin home Saturday evening that was well attended.

Messrs. Gerhard, Johs and Rampmeier were business visitors to Edna Wednesday.

Many of her friends celebrated the birthday of Mrs. Joe Cuba, at her home, Sunday.

The play, “Bertie’s Cave Woman,” given at the school last Saturday evening was well attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Stavanoh, of Louise, visited Mrs. Stavanoh’s sister, Mrs. Rufus Dillard, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt gave a farewell party Sunday evening for Herman Schmidt and Tom Baucom.

Messrs. Herman Schmidt and Tom Baucom left Monday for California and Oregon, where they will visit relatives.

Saturday, March 19, was the date of the monthly meeting of the community club, but was postponed until next Saturday night in favor of the play. All interested in the club meeting will please be present next Saturday evening.

On Wednesday afternoon little Jessie Mae Dillard celebrated her fourth birthday with a party. The primary grades from school and other little folks of the community were her guests. Jessie Mae was a very gracious hostess and all the children enjoyed the lawn games. Refreshments consisting of cake, cocoa and candy, were served by her mother. Many happy returns of the day, Jessie Mae!

Perfect Spellers:--Frank Johs, Jerry Skrabanek, Jessie Mae Skrabanek.

Honor Roll:--Jerome Vrana, Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard, Henry Johs, Martha Gerhard, Lillard Gillaspie, Albert Johs, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, March 24, 1932
 


Mr. Ben Brod

Thursday evening at eight o’clock the death Angel came into our midst and beckoned to our friend and neighbor, Mr. Ben Brod. The summons was not unexpected, Mr. Brod having been ill for many weeks, and we may have the consolation that he has passed beyond the vale of suffering which he has endured so patiently.

Mr. Brod was a native of this portion of the state, being born in Lavaca County, Texas, August 15, 1875. In February, 1900, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Breska. To this union six children were born, all of which survive his passing.

Mr. Brod was baptized into the Catholic faith in infancy and for 23 years he has been a member of the Slavic Benevolent Order of America.

Last year Mr. Brod and his family made their home in Deutschburg, and it was here that his summons came.

His remains were laid quietly to rest in the Deutschburg cemetery, Eld. C. F. Conner, of Palacios, officiating. Pallbearers were Frank Trojcak, James Burres, Charlie Trojcak, Virgil Brocker, Paul Gerhard, and Ben Pearce.

He is survived by his wife and six children: two sons, Willie and Bennie Brod, and four daughters, Ollie Brod, Mrs. Julia Spies, and Mrs. Tillie Trojcak, both of Ganado, and Mrs. Annie Foster of Rosenberg, and five grandchildren. His mother, Mrs. Jane Brod and three brothers, Joe and Charlie of Hallettsville and John of Yoakum; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Herman and Mrs. Paul Pilzner of Yoakum and Mrs. John Pilzner of Moulton, also mourn his passing.

With these loved ones, we his friends are also saddened at the absence of our friend from our midst. We cannot understand why the call came but we can only bow our heads to the inevitable and trust the omnipotent power of the Almighty. “Now we see through a glass darkly.” Some day we too must meet our Maker face to face, and we hold the everlasting promise of our Savior, who suffered the pangs of death for us—that “though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we shall fear no evil for He is with us.” He has prepared an eternal home for us and it is there that we will meet our friend that is gone on before.

Palacios Beacon, March 31, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee visited Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Sunday.

The dance at the Cavallin home Saturday evening was very well attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Johs and family and Mrs. Hurta and family attended church at Blessing Sunday.

The Easter bunny paid the little folks of the community a visit Saturday afternoon. They all had a jolly time with the hunt.

Messrs. John Johs, Joe Fritz and Bill Earhard came in from Houston to spent the Easter holidays with Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs.

A group of young people attended a party Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown, of Turtle Bay. All reported a good time.

His many friends in this section regret to hear of the death of Mr. Fred Koupa, of Blessing. We extend our sincerest sympathy to his bereaved relatives.

Last Tuesday evening Mr. Powell Dillard was given a surprise birthday party at the home of Mr. Rufus Dillard. Despite his seventy-two years, Uncle Powell was a young as any present.

Perfect Spellers:--Frank Johs, Dorothy Gillaspie, Jessie Mae Dillard, Murvin Lee.
Honor Roll:-- Jerome Vrana, Albert Johs, Louise Hurta, Charlie Hurta, Martha Gerhard, Henry Johs, Lillard Gillaspie.

Palacios Beacon, March 31, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

The Gerhard family enjoyed an outing on the river Sunday.

Misses Mary Pearce and Aileen Howell were Edna visitors Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Brocker and Mr. and Mrs. Mige Brown visited Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard Saturday evening.

Messrs. Schmidt, Johs, Rampmeier and Gerhard were among those who attended the special session of the Commissioners’ Court in Edna Thursday.

Trustee Election was held Saturday at the school. Mr. Fred Schmidt was reelected and Messrs. John Rampmeier and Virgil Brocker were elected to fill the vacancies caused by resignation.

Representatives from our school. accompanied by the teachers, attended the Interscholastic League meet at Ganado Friday and Saturday. Albert Johs was awarded second prize in Jr. Boys Declamation, which entitles us to representation at the District Meet.

Perfect Spellers:--Frank Johs, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Murvin Lee.

Honor Roll—Jerome Vrana, Martha Gerhard, Henry Johs, Albert Johs, Charles Hurta, Louise Hurta.

Palacios Beacon, April 7, 1932
 


Deutschburg

Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Tubbs, of Palacios, visited the Cavallin home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown entertained with a dance last Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard of Louise were visiting in our community Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt, Paul Schmidt and Mr. Johs made a business trip to Edna Monday.

Rev. and Mrs. Flathmann were the dinner guests of Mrs. F. W. Schmidt Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roda and family of Boling, were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard.

Misses Mary Pearce and Aileen Howell were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen Tuesday evening.

We regret to state that Miss Aileen Howell has been ill the past week and unable to fill her place in the school room. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Last Monday evening Mrs. Fred Schmidt was given a surprise party. A large crowd was present and the evening was very enjoyably spent. We wish Mrs. Schmidt many happy returns of the day.

Reverend Flathmann filled his appointments Sunday. German services were conducted at 3:30 p. m. and English services at 8 p. m. Both were well attended. These services are conducted on the second Sunday of each month. You are cordially invited to meet with us.

By mistake, we failed to mention in our last week’s news, the points won for us in the County Meet by little Frank Johs. Frank entered the story telling contest and although he was the only contestant he told a story very commendable. We are very proud of Frank, who in spite of his small statue and six years is a second grade A pupil.

Honor Roll:--Albert Johs, Louise Hurta, Charles Hurta, Jerome Vrana, Frank Johs, Murvin Lee, Jessie Mae Skrabanek.

Palacios Beacon, April 14, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Miss Mary Hurta visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hurta at Palacios, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker entertained friends at their home Saturday evening.

The monthly meeting of the Community Club was held Saturday evening.

We are very glad to report that Miss Aileen Howell is able to resume teaching.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Henderson were visiting in our community Sunday afternoon.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce spent the week end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Cavallin entertained at their home Saturday evening with a dance. A large crowd was present.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and Mr. John Rammpmeier attended the convention of the Lutheran Church at Yorktown, Sunday.

Perfect Spellers:--George Vrana, Frank Johs.

Honor Roll:--Albert Johs, Louise Hurta, Charlie Hurta, Martha Gerhard, Henry Johs, Jerome Vrana.

Palacios Beacon, April 21, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Last Thursday evening an entertainment was held at the school, under the direction of the 4-H Club girls. A program was rendered, Mr. Schofield being the speaker of the evening. A box supper followed the program, and refreshments were sold by the girls. We wish to commend the girls for their efforts.

The dance at the Cavallin home was well attended.

Misses Mary Pearce and Aileen Howell spent the week end in Houston.

Our declaimer, Albert Johs, accompanied by Miss Pearce, Mr. E. Johs and Paul Gerhard, attended the District Meet at Victoria Friday. We are proud of Albert, although he was awarded a place.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard motored to Houston this weekend. Mrs. Schulte, who has been visiting there, accompanied them home.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce and Mr. Liuse Kopiniske [Kopnicky] were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier and father Wednesday evening.

Perfect Spellers:--Frank Johs, Murvin Lee, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Jerome Vrana, Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard.

Palacios Beacon, April 28, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Paul Schmidt spent the week end in Houston.

Singing was held at the school Sunday evening.

Messrs. Rampmeier and Brocker made a business trip to Edna Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and daughter Alice, visited the Gerhard home Sunday.

The dance given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Cavallin Saturday nite was well attended.

A dance was given at the Kopniske [Kopnicky] home Saturday evening. The evening was enjoyed by all present.

Misses Mary Pearce and Aileen Howell spent the week end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Brocker.

Mr. and Mrs. P. Dillard and family, of Slaton, Texas, are visiting the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. P. Dillard, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Dillard went on a fishing trip Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier visited Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neuszer of Blessing Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Neuzer, who were formerly of our community, are the proud parents of a new son, Leo, Jr.

Perfect Spellers:--Jerome Vrana, Frank Johs, Adele Gerhard, George Vrana.

Honor Roll:-- Albert Johs, Charlie Hurta, Louise Hurta, Martha Gerhard, Henry Johs.

Palacios Beacon, May 5, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. Scholfield visited his club boys Thursday here in Deutschburg.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Schmidt went to visit Mr. and Mrs. Neil Sunday afternoon.

Mr. L. R. Hillard from Victoria came to visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Hillard Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Gerhard and family took a trip to Port Lavaca Sunday afternoon.

Miss Bryant, our county demonstration agent, came here Wednesday to visit her club girls.

There was a dance given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Cavallin Saturday evening. It was well attended.

Miss Fredia Schmidt and Mr. Clyde Cavallin were in Houston Sunday to get Mrs. F. W. Schmidt, who had been up there for a visit.

Palacios Beacon, June 2, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

This community would benefit from a good rain.

The turkey raisers in this community are losing many young turks.

The crops are all O. K. The cotton is blooming now, and the corn has roasting ears.

There was a dance at the school house last Saturday night, that was well attended. The school made $14.

A strong wind hit this section last week, but the only damages were a few trees blown down and some farmers lost a few chicks.

Palacios Beacon, June 16, 1932

Charles Polifka and family arrived in Palacios Tuesday from Watsonville, Calif., via the auto route, to locate on their farm in the Deutschburg community. A cordial welcome is extended these newcomers.

Palacios Beacon, September 29, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Mrs. J. V. Brocker has returned from an extended business trip in Hallettsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gerhard and family attended church in Ganado, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard spent Saturday night in Louise with Mrs. Dillard’s sister.

Miss Alice Johs, accompanied the Hurtas to Blessing, Sunday, where they attended church.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brown of Turtle Bay visited the Misses Howell and Pearce Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson and children visited Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Fred Schmidt, Jr., who has spent several months with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt, has left for Houston.

Louise and Charlie Hurta are attending school in Palacios this term. While we miss them at our school we wish them success in Palacios.

Misses Pearce and Howell spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Dahlstrom, Mrs. M. L. Pearce and grand-mother Joines at LaWard.

At the beginning of the third week of school there are 26 pupils enrolled. A number of pupils are still unable to enter because of cotton-picking.

Mr. and Mrs. Hansen entertained a group of young people Thursday evening. Of course they enjoyed the evening! Who wouldn’t—at Hansens!

Mr. Cox, the County Demonstrator, met with the 4-H Club Girls last week. We wish to congratulate the girls on the excellent work they are undertaking.

The teachers have submitted the following list of honor students for last week.--Frank Johs, Marvin Lee, Martha Gerhard, Morgan Pearce, Albert Johs and Henry Johs.

Palacios Beacon, October 6, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Knoff and family of Blessing, visited Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs Sunday.

A dance was given at the Cavallin home Saturday night. It was well attended.

A number of people from this community were in Edna this week, serving as jurors and court witnesses.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brown, Misses Pearce and Howell and Morgan Pearce enjoyed a picnic in the woods Sunday.

Messrs. Pearce and Langston of Francitas, were circulating a road petition in our community Friday afternoon.

Mr. Remir Schmidt of Lincoln, Nebraska, came in Saturday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt.

Mr. Wilbut Henderson, and a party of friends from Louise, went on a fishing trip this week. We haven't heard any reports about the "luck" as yet.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Skela, of Ganado, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown, and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brown, of Turtle Bay were among the guests at the community meeting Saturday evening.

The teachers have submitted the following honor roll for the past week: Jessie Hale Brown, Frank Johs, Murvin Lee, Adele Gerhard, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Jerry Skrabanek, Morgan Pearce, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod, Allie Brod and Martha Gerhard.

Rev. Glathmann, of Ganado, filled his appointment Sunday evening. Services were well attended. Rev. Flathmann was unable to conduct German services in the afternoon, but he announced that at his next regular appointment the second Sunday of November, he will conduct German services in the afternoon and English in the evening. You are cordially invited to attend these services.

The school children entertained with a brief program at the meeting of the Community Club Saturday night. The 4-H girls decorated the building with golden rods. The program was as follows:--

Drill--Flower Dance--Girls
Reading--"Little Boy Blue"--Murvin Lee
Song--"Billy Boy"--Primary
Story--"Travels of a Fox"--Frank Johs
Negro Songs--"Can't Yo Heah Me Callin, Caroline?" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"--Intermediate.

Palacios Beacon, October 13, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Brocker were visiting friends in Palacios Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Henderson were in our community Sunday afternoon.

A small crowd gathered at the school house Sunday night for singing.

Miss Cox, the County Demonstrator, met with the 4-H Club girls Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Gerhard and family, and Mrs. Schutte, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roda at Boling Sunday.

Misses Pearce and Howell, and Morgan spent the week end at their respective homes. They were also Edna visitors Saturday.

We were pleasantly surprised Wednesday afternoon by a visit from Mrs. Verna K. Harper, Mrs. Brickel, Mrs. Ward and Miss Katherine Young, of Edna. Of course we are always glad to have Mrs. Harper with us, but it was an "extra" surprise to have the other ladies. Miss Young told us about the plans for the Centennial Celebration, and we are very glad to give her our support in putting over the plan. Mrs. Brickel, who is chairman of the Bi-centennial Tree-Planting Committee, discussed plans for beautifying our campus. She brought us seeds and vines and told us how to transplant many local shrubs. Last, but not least, we had a nice talk by Mrs. Ward. Many, many years ago, Mrs. Ward taught a little school near the present East Carancahua crossing. She told us about it and even showed us the old blue-back speller she used, where Mrs. Ward's old home stood, in what is now Francitas Park. There are some shrubs she planted there. We plan to transplant some on the school ground in honor of Mrs. Ward. We hope these ladies will visit us again some time.

Palacios Beacon, October 20, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs visited relatives in Olivia Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hansen visited at the teacherage Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard, of Louise, visited the C. J. Cavallin home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson and family visited relatives in Louise Sunday.

Mr. Wm. F. Schwind of Francitas, was attending to business in our section this week.

Mr. Mike Kopniske [Kopnicky] of Cleveland, O., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kopniske, at present.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and family and Mrs. Schutte attended church in Ganado, Sunday.

The teachers reported the following honor roll for the week:--Jessie Hale Brown, Murvin Lee, Frank Johs.

The people of the community are very glad to welcome the Polifka family to our section. They are building a home on their property, and we hope will become permanent residents of the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown, of Turtle Bay, entertained with a party, Saturday evening. It was a surprise birthday party for Miss Mary Pearce, and what a pleasant surprise it seemed to be. All present reported a delightful evening. Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Henderson and Misses Mamie and Lon_ Henderson of Houston attended the party.

Palacios Beacon, October 27, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard made a trip to Louise Monday.

Miss Alice Johs visited the Gerhard girls Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Anne Foster is attending to business in Rosenberg this week.

Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Pearce and Francis visited at the teacherage Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Schmidt.

Mrs. Paul Gerhard and children and Mrs. Schutte attended church and Sunday School in Ganado.

Misses Pearce and Howell and Morgan Pearce were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen Thursday evening.

Saturday evening the school children entertained with a Hallowe'en program. The auditorium was effectively decorated in orange and black serpentine, the windows were festooned with moss and crepe paper, and black silhouette cut-outs of witches, owls, and cats were in borders above the black-boards and doors. The stage back-ground was a wooded scene--small shrubs, autumn leaves, and moss with an occasional Jack-o-lantern or skull and cross-bones. The program rendered was as follows:--

Reading, "Jack, Watch Out!"--Isabelle Henderson.
Playlet, "Meeting the Witches"--Primary.
Pantomine--"Mr. William Wallace Williamson."
Song, "Creepy Little Scarecrows"--Primary Boys.
Monologue, "Change of Mind"--Louise Hurta.
Song, "Shadows"--Girls.
Play, "Pirates and Pearls"--Intermediate and High School.

A large crowd was present. Among our visitors from out of the community were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mathis, Mrs. Stall, and the elder Mr. Mathis, of Blessing; Messrs. James and Cecil Buck, Miss Lucile Buck, Mr. Watts Langston, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Pearce, Mr. Leonard Johs, Misses Elsie and Edna Lubben and Mrs. C. D. Lubben of Francitas.

The dance which was given after the program was also well attended.

Palacios Beacon, November 3, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mrs. Annie Foster made a trip to Rosenberg Sunday.

Mr. Paul Gerhard made a business trip to Ganado Monday.

Mr. Wm. F. Schwind, of Francitas, was in the community Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Polifka were guests at the Gerhard home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs visited the Knoff home in Blessing Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee were business visitors to Ganado Monday.

Little Russell Matthes, of Blessing, was a week end guest at the teacherage.

Misses Howell and Pearce spent Friday night at the Brown home in Turtle Bay.

Messrs. Roland Hunnicutt and Robert Plant, of the Beulah [Buhler] section, called at the Gerhard home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. ___ entertained with a dance Saturday evening. A large crowd was present judging from the number of cars.

The Green and Wilson children have enrolled in school, bringing our enrollment up to thirty-five. We are pleased to have these children in our school.

The teachers have announced the following honor roll:--Frank Johs, George Vrana, Bertha Gerhard, Jerome Vrana, Vlasta Skrabanek, Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard, Henry Johs, Bernice Brod, Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod, Morgan Pearce.

Palacios Beacon, November 10, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Miss Mary Pearce spent Saturday at the Brown home.

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Dillard spent Saturday in Louise.

Mr. John Johs, of Houston, visited at home this week end.

C. D. Henderson and Paul Gerhard went to Ganado Saturday.

Mr. Harry Best, of Yoakum, spent the week here on business.

Mrs. Vrana has been ill for quite a while, but is now recovering.

Miss Martha Gerhard spent the week end at the Skrla’s home in Ganado.

Mr. R. I. Bain, of Louise, visited Mr. and Mr. Wilbur Henderson last week.

Mr. Harry Landin, of La Ward, spent Saturday night with Mr. Morgan Pearce.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson spent Sunday at Turtle Bay, visiting relatives.

Mr. Leonard Yost and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Yost were in our community Saturday.

Miss Mary Pearce and C. D. Henderson visited Mr. and Mrs. A. Henderson of Turtle Bay, Sunday.

Rev. Flathmann, of Ganado, filled his appointment here Sunday. German services in the afternoon and English at night. Services are held here every second Sunday of each month. You are cordially invited.

Palacios Beacon, November 17, 1932
 


Dillard – Cavallin

November 18, in Edna, two young people of our section were united in marriage. The bride, Miss Iva Mae Dillard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Dillard; and the groom, Mr. Caude Cavallin, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Cavallin.

The ceremony was performed in the Methodist parsonage in Edna, Rev. Wilson officiating. The young couple expect to reside in the home now occupied by Mr. Clarence Lee. We extend our best wishes to them.

Mr. E. Johs made a business trip to Houston the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer Sunday.

The young people of the Schmidt family and some guests from Blessing went on a pecan hunt Sunday.

Misses Pearce and Howell and Morgan, spent the week end at the home of Miss Pearce’s parents in Francitas.

The teachers have submitted the following honor roll for the week--
1st grade: Mabel Cavallin, Bertha Gerhard, Vlasta Skrabanek
3rd grade: Frank Johs, Adele Gerhard, Jessie Hale Brown, Jessie Mae Skrabanek, Murvin Lee, Jerry Skrabanek
4th grade: Jerome Vrana
5th grade: Emma Gerhard, Alice Johs
7th grade: Henry Johs, Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod, Bennie Brod, Morgan Pearce
8th grade: Albert Johs.

Palacios Beacon, November 24, 1932
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Morgan Pearce spent the week end with his parents in Francitas

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs were supper guests at the Gerhard home Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen spent Thanksgiving day with friends near Palacios.

Mrs. F. W. Schmidt and Friedt were Thanksgiving dinner guests at the Gerhard home.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs have moved to Olivia. They will make their home with Mr. M. L. Cavallin.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier and Mesdames John and L. P. Neuszer motored to Cuero this week end.

Mrs. R. H. Dillard accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee to Louise last week where she visited her sister.

Miss Cox and Mr. Scoffield, the Co. Demonstration Agents, met with the 4-H Club this week. Mr. Scoffield and the boys held their meeting Wednesday and Miss Cox and the girls met Friday. Accompanying Mr. Scoffield was a representative of the Dept. of Agriculture, who gave the children a demonstration of how to catch gophers. Surely, it is practical because they caught one!

The teachers have submitted the following honor roll for the week:
First Grade: Vlasta Skarbanek, Bertha Gerhard, Mable Cavallin
Second Grade: George Vrana
Third Grade perfect spellers: Murvin Lee, Frank Johs, Jessie Hale Brown, Adele Gerhard
Fourth Grade: Jerome Vrana
Fifth Grade: Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard, Dorothy Mae Gillespie
Seventh Grade: Morgan Pearce, Henry Johs, Martha Gerhard

The seventh and ninth grades held a debate Friday afternoon. The subject was: Resolved, the Single Land System is the Best Form of Taxation. Affirmative speakers were Henry Johs, Albert Johs, Ollie Brod and Lillard Gillespie. Negative Speakers were Morgan Pearce, Bennie Brod, Martha Gerhard and Frances Cavallin. Judges for the occasion were Misses Aileen Howell and Bonnie Cox. The decision was awarded in favor of the negative side.

School was not dismissed Thursday, but the children invited their parents to school, and exercises befitting the occasion were conducted. The program was as follows:--
Song, "Come Thou Almighty King."--Audience.
Invocation.
Responsive Reading.
History of Thanksgiving--Albert Johs.
Song, "Harvest Time."--Girls.
Reading--Frank Johs.
Reading, Thanksgiving Day--Margaret Wilson and Jerome Vrana.
Reading, Thanksgiving Praise--Martha Gerhard.
Reading, Thanksgiving Diary--Morgan Pearce.
Song, "Reapers"--Audience.
Song, "America"--Audience.
Flag Salute.

Palacios Beacon, December 1, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Brocker visited the Brod home Sunday.

Miss Mary Pearce was a guest at the Gerhard home Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Claud Cavallin spent Sunday at the C. J. Cavallin home.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard, of Louise, were guests at the Cavallin home Sunday.

Messrs. Tanner and Quinn of Palacios were attending to business in the community Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gillard and children, and Mrs. Harvel visited relatives in Louise Sunday.

The Christmas program and community tree is scheduled for Saturday night, Dec. 24. We invite you to be present.

Miss Aileen Howell spent the weekend at her home in Ganado. She visited Mr. Skrla in the Victoria hospital and reports that he is recuperating.

A large crowd attended the dance given at the school Saturday night. Music was furnished by Adolph Highberg, and Lloyd Maples of Palacios, and Louis Kopniske [Kopnicky] of this community. Proceeds will be added to the community Christmas fund.

Palacios Beacon, December 22, 1932
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Messrs. Johs, Schmidt and Rampmeier were business visitors to Edna Monday.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce spent the week end at their respective homes.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard spent the holidays with Mrs. Dillard’s family in Port Lavaca.

Mrs. Joe Fritz, of Houston, spent last week in the community surveying the lateral road to the Hug-the-Coast.

Due to unfavorable road conditions, Rev. Flathmann was unable to fill his regular appointments here Sunday.

Messrs. Louis and Mike Kopniske [Kopnicky] entertained at the home with a New Year’s Eve dance. The evening was very ably spent.

Among those who have been ailing are the Dillard, King, Johs, and Gerhard families. We are glad to state that they are improving.

His many friends in this section regretted to hear of the death of Mr. Malcolm Cavallin of Olivia. We extend our sympathy to his bereaved relatives.

Miss Frieda Schmidt, accompanied Mr. John Johs to Houston. Miss Schmidt spent the holidays at the Gerhard home and Mr. Johs at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs.

Palacios Beacon, January 12, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end at her home in Ganado.

Mrs. Virgil Brocker is visiting relatives at Keorth, Texas, at present.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson entertained with “42” Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Schwind visited in the Gerhard home Sunday afternoon.

Messrs. Gerhard and Johs made a business trip to Houston the past week.

Mr. John Rampmeier was given a surprise birthday dinner Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs were dinner guests at the Gerhard home Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Henderson and a group of young people enjoyed a picnic at the river Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard entertained a select group of friends at their home Saturday night with a dance.

Mr. and Mrs. Bane and son, Morgan, of Louise, spent the week end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard of Louise and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cavallin of this community were guests at the C. J. Cavallin home Saturday night.

Friday night, a meeting of the Community Reconstruction Finance Committee was held at the school. Plans for this work will go into effect at once.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Quinn, formerly of the Palacios section, have moved into our community. They occupy the home vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs. We are very glad to welcome these people to our community.

The 4-H Club Girls met Friday afternoon, Jan. 13, at the Deutschburg school with Miss Cox, our County Demonstration Agent. There are seven girls in the Club and they have two hundred and five shrubs out for beautifying their yards. She showed the girls how to make screen plantings. Our next regular meeting will be January 21?st.

Palacios Beacon, January 19, 1933
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard visited the Johs home Sunday afternoon.

A meeting of the R. F. C. was called at the school Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and Alice, visited the Polifka home Sunday evening.

Mrs. Joan Brown, of the Turtle Bay section, was the week end visitor at the teacherage.

Mrs. Vergil Brocker returned home from Keorth Sunday, where she has been visiting relatives and friends.

The dance given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hurta was well attended and the evening enjoyable spent.

Mr. and Mrs. Hester, and daughter, Kate, of Conroe, were guests of the Rampmeier and Neuszer homes the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Hansen entertained dinner guests Sunday. The occasion was Mr. Hansen's birthday. Many happy returns of the day.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier were visited by Mr. Stork Sunday night. He left a little son in their home. We are very glad for them.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce entertained with a social at the teacherage, Saturday afternoon. The honoree of the occasion was Mrs. Ruby Rampmeier. Decorations were pink and blue garlands and streamers. A buffet luncheon, consisting of salad, cakes and coffee, were served. Guests of the afternoon were Mesdames J. Neuszer, Hester, Wilbur Henderson, Joan Brown, C. D. Lubben, John Martin, Polifka, Tony Hurta and Misses Kate Hester of Cuero, Annie Mae Hurta and Sophie Lubben of Francitas.

The teachers have submitted the following honor roll for the week:--

First Grade:--Bertha Gerhard, Mable Cavallin, Ruth King, Vlasta Skrabanek.
Third Grade:--Frank Johs, Adele Gerhard, Jessie Mae Skrabanek.
Fourth Grade:--Jerome Vrana.
Fifth Grade:--Alice Johs, Emma Gerhard, Hazel King, Dorothy Gillaspie.
Seventh Grade:--Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod, Morgan Lee Pearce.

Palacios Beacon, January 26, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. Paul Gerhard was an Edna visitor Friday.

Messrs. C. J. and Calvin Cavallin made a business trip to Edna Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs of Olivia, visited the Cavallin home this week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and family called at the Polifka home Sunday evening.

Miss Laura Krepsbach visited the Misses Pearce and Howell Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard of Louise spent the week end in the community visiting relatives.

Mr. Mansen was given a surprise birthday party Wednesday evening. Guests were entertained with music, and a delicious luncheon of chocolate, sandwiches and sweets were served.

Miss Aileen Howell, Annie Brod and Mary Pearce, accompanied by little Frank Johs, attended the Matagorda County Teachers’ Association in Bay City, Saturday. Frankie was invited for the purpose of telling a story to the Interscholastic League sectional meeting, which he did very commendably.

The Club Girls and Miss Cox, our County Demonstration Agent, met Friday afternoon in the Deutschburg school, January 27th. Miss Cox told us how hot beds were made and asked how many shrubs each had. Now we have about three hundred and most of us have very pretty gardens. Our next meeting will be held February 11.

The many friends of Mr. Arthur Matthes were grieved to hear of the recent death of his father. We extend our sincerest sympathy.

The teachers have submitted the following honor roll for the week:--

First Grade:--Bertha Gerhard, Mable Cavallin, Carroll Bain Henderson, Vlasta Skrabanek.
Third Grade:--Frank Johs, Adele Gerhard.
Seventh Grade:--Martha Gerhard, Henry Johs, Bennie Brod, Morgan Pearce.

Palacios Beacon, February 2, 1933
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard entertained with a dance Saturday evening.

Misses Pearce and Howell and Morgan were dinner guests at the Gerhard home Wednesday evening.

Mrs. F. W. Schmidt entertained with a dinner party Sunday. Her guests were the Gerhard and Johs families.

Miss Kate Hester, who has been a visitor at the Rampmeier home for several weeks, has returned to her home in Cuero.

Mr. John Cavallin is in Cuero at the present, where he has undergone an operation. We are very glad to hear that his condition is improving.

Mr. Virgil Brocker was given a surprise birthday party Tuesday evening. Guests were entertained with dancing and delicious refreshments were served.

His many friends in this section were shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Alfred Landin. We extend our sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family.

The school children were given a Valentine party Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen were present, Mr. Hansen acting as postman for the Valentine box. Candy, furnished by the girls, was served. Mr. Hansen told of his experiences in the Spanish-American war. Afterwards the pupils played a game of ball.

Palacios Beacon, February 23, 1933
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt and son Paul, visited the Johs family Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs of Olivia were visiting their home folks Sunday.

Mr. E. Johs and Mr. Tony Hurta were business visitors in Edna Monday.

Mr. Roland Hunnicutt, of LaWard, visited the Gerhard home Sunday evening.

A dance was given at the Dillard home Saturday night. It was well attended.

Mrs. B. H. Pearce of Francitas spent the week end with Mary Pearce in Deutschburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neuszer and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer.

Mrs. B. H. Pearce, Mary Pearce, Ann Brod and Mr. J. V. Brocker were business visitors in Edna and Victoria Saturday.

We are sorry to state that Mr. Alvin Rampmeier was taken suddenly ill since Saturday. We hope that he will soon be well.

Misses Aileen Howell and Mary Pearce and Morgan were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Hansen Thursday night.

The many friends were shocked to hear of the death of the elder Yoas of Francitas. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

A party was given at the home of Mrs. Kate Hurta Saturday evening. Cards and dominoes were played. Delicious refreshments were served:

Honor Roll:--
First Grade:--Vlasta Skrabanek.
Third Grade:--Frank Johs, Adele Gerhard.
Fourth Grade:--Ivan Cavallin, Jerome Vrana.
Seventh Grade:--Morgan Pearce, Ollie Brod, Martha Gerhard, Bennie Brod.
Ninth Grade:--Albert Johs.

Palacios Beacon, March 2, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker visited friends near Palacios Sunday.

Misses Howell and Pearce were guests at the Hansen home Saturday.

The Johs and Gerhard families visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. Schmidt Sunday.

Mrs. Harvel, of Port Lavaca, is visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Dillard at present.

Messrs. B. H. Pearce and Paul Gerhard went to Edna Monday, to serve as members of the grand jury.

Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker, Misses Howell and Pearce and Morgan Pearce were dinner guests at the Brod home Wednesday evening.

Sunday, March 12 there will be German services at 3 p. m. and English services at 7:30 p. m., Rev. Flathmann officiating. We invite you to meet with us.

Mr. Knoff, a former resident in the Blessing district, passed away Sunday. His many friends in Deutschburg extend their sympathy to his bereaved family.

The seventh and ninth grades are busy rehearsing a play, entitled “The Worthy Vagabond,” which they intend to offer in the near future. Date of presentation will be announced soon. Watch for it.

Mrs. Harper and Mr. Dinkins, the State Inspector, paid us a visit Thursday afternoon. After making the report, Mr. Dinkins and Mrs. Harper talked to us. Exercises commemorating March 2 were held.

The teachers have submitted the following honor roll of the week:--
First Grade--Bertha Gerhard, Mable Cavallin, Vlasta Skrabanek, Carroll Bain Henderson.
Third Grade--Adele Gerhard, Frank Johs.
Fourth Grade—Jerome Vrana.
Seventh Grade—Morgan Pearce, Martha Gerhard.

Palacios Beacon, March 9, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. M. Brown visited Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker Sunday.

Misses Howell and Pearce spent the week end at their respective homes.

Mrs. Anton Knoff of Blessing and the Knoff family from west Texas, called on the Johs home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Daye and family, and Mr. Dick Schmidt, all of Blessing, were visitors at the Gerhard home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Wingart, Mr. and Mrs. Schwarz, and Mrs. Miller, of Francitas, were in our community Sunday afternoon.

Week end guests at the Cavallin home were Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard of Louise, and Mr. and Mrs. Claud Cavallin of this community.

Reverend Flathmann filled his appointments Sunday. German services were held in the afternoon and English in the evening. Both were well attended.

“A Worthy Vagabond,” a three-act play, will be presented at the Deutschburg School, Saturday evening, March 18, at 8 o’clock, admission free. You are cordially invited.

Two young people of our community, Miss Agnes Skrabanek and Mr. Ben Vrana were united in marriage at the bride’s home this week. We extend our congratulations and best wishes.

Thursday afternoon the Declamation and Story Telling Elimination Contest was held. Contestants were chosen in each division to represent us at the County Interscholastic League Meet. Rev. and Mrs. Conner, of Palacios, were present to act as judges. Several patrons were present also.

Honor Roll:--First Grade, Vlasta Skrabanek, Bertha Gerhard, Ruth King, Carroll Bain Henderson
Second Grade, George Vrana
Third Grade, Frank Johs, Adele Gerhard
Fourth Grade, Jerome Vrana, Ivan Cavallin
Seventh Grade, Martha Gerhard, Ollie Brod, Bennie Brod, Henry Johs, Morgan Pearce
Ninth Grade, Albert Johs

Palacios Beacon, March 16, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Brocker called at the Brod home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs were guests at the Gerhard home Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs of Olivia, visited in the community this week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neuszer spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer.

In spite of unfavorable weather conditions, a small crowd met for singing Sunday evening.

Messrs. F. Schmidt, Paul Gerhard, Willie Neuszer and V. Brocker were among the business visitors to Edna this week.

We take this means of offering our congratulations to Louise Hurta, a former pupil of our school, who won Senior Girls’ Declamation in Palacios this year. Good luck, Louise!

Miss Bonnie Cox and Mr. Scoffield, our County Demonstrators, met with their respective 4-H Clubs Monday, March 13. The subject discussed by the boys was “Live Stock and the Stock Show,” and the girls, “What a Girl Must Eat to be Healthy.”

“A Worthy Vagabond,” play presented by pupils of the school was quite a success. Characterization was as follows:--
Judith Miller, Owner of the Bar-Heart-Bar Ranch—Martha Gerhard.
Dan Allen, A Worthy Vagabond—Morgan Pearce.
Sandy Lane, A noble Imposter—Albert Johs.
Sadie Snapp, A Neighbor—Sylvia Arnold.
Queenie Winton, Judith’s charming guest—Ollie Brod.
Horatio Benjamin Johnson, Jr., A Bug Crazy Prof. of Biology—Henry Johs.
Bart Thurman, A Typical Bad-man—Lillard Gillaspie.
Fred Miller, Judith’s Brother, and Bart’s co-worker—Bennie Brod.
Rachael, A colored mammy, who is right dare to look after her little ole’ white girl—Frances Cavallin.

Refreshments were sold after the play. Funds collected will be used to buy books for the school library.

Palacios Beacon, March 23, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. Emil Peterson, of Carancahua, called at the Cavallin home Saturday.

Miss Mary Hurta, of Blessing, visited at her mother’s home Kate Hurts, this week end.

Mr. Tony Johs, who has been visiting in Houston for several weeks, returned this week.

The play “A Worthy Vagabond,” will be presented at the Blessing Community House, Tuesday evening.

Messrs. V. Brocker, John Rampmeier, and Fred Schmidt, were among the business visitors to Edna this week.

Singing was held at the school Sunday evening. You are invited to meet with us every Sunday evening at 8 o’clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Baw, and son, R. T., of Louise, were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson, Sunday.

Miss Cox, the County Demonstrator, met with the Girls 4-H Club Friday afternoon. The subject of discussion was “Poisons.”

Misses Howell and Pearce visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Brown, of Turtle Bay, Saturday. Mr. Brown has been quite ill, but we are glad to state that he is improving at present.

A dance was given at the Kopniske [Kopnicky] home Saturday evening. A large crowd was present, and all spent a very enjoyable evening. Music was furnished by Mr. Arnold and daughter, Sylvia.

Interscholastic League work is progressing successfully. All eliminations have been held, and the following students will represent our school in Edna, Friday:--

Senior Boys’ Declamation, Albert Johs
Junior Boys’ Declamation, Morgan Lee Pearce
Junior Girls’ Declamation, Frances Cavallin
Story-Telling Contests, Bertha Gerhard and Frank Johs
Arithmetic, Henry Johs and Bennie Brod
3-R, Martha Gerhard
Senior Spelling, Albert Johs
Junior Spelling, Martha Gerhard and Ollie Brod
Sub-Junior Spelling, Hazel King and Emma Gerhard

Palacios Beacon, March 30, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

A large crowd attended singing Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Johs called at the Gerhard home Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson are rejoicing over the arrival of a new son in their home. Congratulations!

School Trustee election was held Saturday, Mr. V. Brocker as presiding judge. Mr. John Rampmeier was re-elected to the trustee-ship.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and family visited relatives in Blessing Sunday. Mrs. Schulte, who has been visiting in Blessing the past week, accompanied them home.

The Carancahua ball team came over to play the Deutschburg team last Wednesday afternoon. The score was 27-30 in favor of Deutschburg, but both teams enjoyed the fray.

Our school play, “A Worthy Vagabond,” was presented at the Blessing Community House Tuesday night. It was well attended, and the proceeds will be used to defray graduation expenses.

Rev. Flathmann will conduct services here Sunday. German services will be held at three o’clock in the afternoon and English in the evening. You are cordially invited to worship with us.

Visitors at the Cavallin home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs of Olivia, Mr. and Mrs. Kess Dillard of Louise, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cavallin and Miss Frieda Schmidt of our community.

Representatives of our school attended the County Interscholastic League Meet at Edna Friday. Martha Gerhard was awarded first prize in 3-R, Alert Johs second in Senior Spelling, and second in Senior Boys’ Declamation; Frankie Johs third in storytelling and Morgan Pearce first in Junior Boys Declamation. We wish to commend all our contestants (not only those who were awarded places,) on the good work they have carried on for their school.

Palacios Beacon, April 6, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Daye, of Blessing, were guests at the Schmidt home Sunday.

Woodroe Carpenter, formerly a student of our school, is visiting in the community.

Miss Dixie Howell, of Ganado, spent the week end with her sister, Miss Aileen Howell.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johs in Olivia Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neuszer, of Blessing were week end visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer.

Mrs. F. W. Schmidt was given a surprise birthday party at her home Tuesday evening by her friends and neighbors.

Mrs. Harper visited our school Thursday afternoon. She brought about fifty magazines to add to our library. We always enjoy Mrs. Harper’s visits.

Reverend Flathmann of Ganado, conducted services here Sunday, German at three o’clock in the afternoon, and English at seven thirty in the evening. Both were well attended.

Palacios Beacon, April 13, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Singing services were conducted Sunday evening.

Mrs. V. Brocker is visiting in Hallettsville at present.

Mr. E. Johs was a business visitor to Ganado Saturday.

Misses Howell and Pearce returned to their respective homes for the week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Volkert, of Houston, spent the week end at the Gerhard home.

Little Russell Matthes of Blessing, spent the week end at the teacherage and the Johs home.

A dance was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard Saturday night. A large crowd attended and spent a very enjoyable evening.

Representatives of our school attended district meet at Victoria Friday. Morgan Pearce, who represented us in Junior Boys’ Declamation, was awarded second place.

An Easter hunt was held at the school Thursday afternoon. The old bunny hid several hundred eggs for the children. Easter exercises were held before the hunt.

Miss Bonnie Cox, our County Demonstrator, and Mrs. Harper, visited our school Thursday morning. Miss Cox met with the 4-H Club Girls. They discussed club canning. Mrs. Harper visited with the children.

Palacios Beacon, April 20, 1933
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, April 30th, at 8:00 o'clock, Reverend Flathmann will conduct Baccalaureate Services for the graduating class.

Wednesday, May 3rd, at 8:00 o'clock the elementary department will present the closing program, consisting of an Operetta, "Flower Nymphs Surprise" and a dialogue, "Tom Sawyer in Mother Goose Village."

Friday, May 5th at 8:00 o'clock, we will conduct Commencement Exercises for the graduating class. We cordially invite you to attend these closing school activities.

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Singing services were conducted Sunday evening.

Mrs. Brocker has returned from a visit in Hallettsville.

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end with relatives in LaWard.

Mrs. Ben Brod and family visited with relatives at Midfield, Sunday.

The Schmidt, Gerhard and Johs families spent Sunday picnicing at the bay.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard of Louise were week end guests in the community.

Mr. Walter Arnold of San Antonio, is visiting his brother, J. B. Arnold, at present.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brown and Vera Lee Simmons spent Sunday at the teacherage.

We are very sorry to state that Ben Arnold has been stricken with an attack of appendicitis and is quite ill at present.

Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Pearce of Francitas, and Mrs. and Mrs. R. H. Carroll, of Houston, visited at the teacherage Sunday morning.

A dance was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hurta Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Hurta are royal entertainers and the evening was a very enjoyable one.

We wish to express our sincerest sympathy, for Mrs. R. H. Dillard, whose father was seriously injured in an auto accident at Louise last week, and is now in a hospital at Rosenberg. We hope he will recover speedily.

Palacios Beacon, April 27, 1933
 


August Kunover

August Kunover, formerly of Deutschburg, died at his home in Houston, Monday. He was 48 years of age, and is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son; also his mother and two brothers, who live in Europe. Funeral services were held Wednesday conducted by Rev. T. F. O’Sullivan, and buried in Hollywood cemetery.  Mr. Kunover was one of the early settlers of the Deutschburg community and had many friends there and in Palacios who regret to learn of his death, and extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Palacios Beacon, July 13, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Dillard entertained with a dance Saturday evening.

Mr. W. C. Hurtil, of Houston, paid our community a visit the past week.

School has been in session for two weeks. Enrollment at present is 26.

We invite you to our program and box supper, Friday night, Oct. 13th.

Miss Louisa Schmidt, of Houston, is visiting the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard and family called at the Polifka home Sunday afternoon.

Messrs. E. Johs and Claud Cavallin were among the business visitors to Edna this week.

Misses Howell and Pearce were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson Tuesday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Skrabanek and son, Jerry, and Mr. Ben Vrana were visitors to Rosenberg the past week.

Albert Johs, a former pupil of our school, who is attending school in Palacios this term, spent the week end at home.

Mrs. Louis Letturich and her two children, of Watsonville, Calif., are spending their vacation with Mrs. Lettunich’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Polifka.

We wish to extend our sympathy to the Neuszer family in the death of their relative, Mr. Hester, who passed away recently in Cuero. The Hesters home visited in our community and have many friends here.

There will be a box supper at the Deutschburg School Friday evening, Oct. 13th. Program for the occasion will be a Spanish Serenade. We invite you to see the program, bring a box, and visit the refreshment booth.

Palacios Beacon, October 5, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. W. C. Hurtel was in Deutschburg on business Sunday.

Miss Howell spent the week end with home folks at Ganado.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs, of Olivia, visited relatives here Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Brocker made a trip to Hallettsville Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trojcak, of Ganado, visited the Brod home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard of Louise, were week end guests at the Cavallin home.

Miss Mary Pearce attended the Interscholastic League meeting in Edna Saturday.

We again invite you to the Spanish Serenade and Box Super Friday nite, October 13th.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and family were the all-day guests in the Knoff home Sunday.

Rev. and Mrs. Flathmann, and Mr. Gascamp, who accompanied them from Ganado, were supper guests at the Gerhard home Sunday evening.

Miss Cox met with the 4-H Club girls in their regular meeting Sept. 29. The meeting was for the purpose of discussing plans for this year’s work.

Rev. Flathmann, of Ganado, filled his appointments here Sunday. Both English and German services are held in the afternoon, the German at 3 p. m.; the English at 4 p. m. In addition to the regular sermon the baptismal services for little Irene Gerhard were conducted Sunday. Rev. Flathmann meets with us the second Sunday of each month at the hours stated above. We invite you to these services.

Palacios Beacon, October 12, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mrs. Gerhard and family called at the Gerhard home Sunday.

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end with home folks in Ganado.

Misses Louisa Schmidt and Martha Gerhard visited Miss Ollie Brod Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt and family attended the Mission Festival in Ganado, Sunday.

Hay-making is going full force in our community, after the delay caused by the recent rains.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neuszer, of Blessing, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer this week end.

Miss Mary Pearce was the honoree at a birthday dinner, given at the Brocker home Sunday evening. It was a surprise affair, given by the Palifka and Brown families.

The Spanish Serenade and Box Supper Friday night was well attended. The decorations were representative of a Fiesta and costumes were typical of the occasion. The program was supposedly broadcast from a Mexican station in Del Rio, and consisted of a Medley of family Spanish songs and several dances. As an additional number, the Misses Wilsons of Francitas, rendered a piano duet, "School Days." After the program the boxes were sold. Messrs. Wingart and Brocker acted as auctioneers. Refreshments were sold by the pupils. Among our visitors were Mr. Lorraine Howell, of Corpus Christi; Misses Lauriedell Knipling and Dixie Howell and Mr. Mike Martin, of Ganado and a number of Francitas people. We were very glad to have these folks with us. Proceeds of the evening will be used for school equipment.

Palacios Beacon,  October 19, 1933
 


Deutsch burg School And Community News

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end in Ganado.

Mrs. Pearce and Mary were guests at the Gerhard home Sunday afternoon.

Mesdames Pearce and Brod and Miss Annie Brod were Edna visitors this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Brocker and Mr. J. Meinke were visitors at the Brown home Sunday.

Messrs. Johs, Gerhard and Schmidt were among the business visitors to Edna this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hurta returned this week from a visit to New Mexico. Mrs. Hurta’s home was originally in that state, and they report a pleasant visit with relatives there.

The secretary of the 4-H Club Girls submitted the following report of their last meeting: The Girls’ 4-H Club met at the Deutschburg School Friday afternoon, Oct. 27. Miss Bonnie Cox, the County Demonstrator, was present. Officers were elected as follows: Martha Gerhard, president; Frances Cavallin, vice-pres; Mildred Carpenter, secy.; Ollie Brod, reporter. Other members present were Dorothy Gillaspie, Alice Johs and Emma Gerhard. We discussed the keeping of our record books, and Miss Cox told us about vegetable plants. Date of our next meeting will be announced.

The Hallowe’en program was presented by the school Monday evening. The auditorium was decorated in the characteristic orange and black, and the stage setting was a cemetery in black and white. The primary children were all costumed as ghosts; and the intermediate and H. S. pupils were witches, devils, and clowns. The program was as follows:

I. A band of spooks assembled in the graveyard presented, “Because its Hallowe’en, Sound of Hallowe’en,” and Spook song.

II. Drama: Hallowe’en Masquerade—Intermediate and High School

III. Drill: Flight of the Witches—Girls.

IV. History of Hallowe’en—Andrew Kopniske [Kopnicky].

V. Acrobatics—Clowns.

VI. Tap Dance—Mildred Carpenter.

After the program young and old assembled on the school ground and played games.

Palacios Beacon, November 2, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt and family were business visitors to Ganado Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard, of Louise, were guests at the Cavallin home Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs, Alice and Erich, were visitors at the Gerhard home Sunday evening.

Miss Aileen Howell, accompanied a party of friends from Goliad to Houston this week end.

Mrs. F. W. Schmidt is spending a few weeks as a visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dye, of Blessing.

The stork paid a sly visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vrana Saturday and left a little son. Congratulations.

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. King and family have returned to our community and are residing at present at the Cavallin farm. We are glad to welcome these people back with us.

Mrs. Florence Pearce surprised teachers and pupils with a Search Party Friday afternoon. At the end of the merry search was the pot of gold, this time in the form of refreshments. It was indeed a pleasant surprise.

Mrs. Viola Stark, of Goliad, and son, Herbert, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hilyard Sunday. Herbert remained with his grandparents and enrolled in school Monday. Herbert was a pupil in our school several years ago, and we are very glad to have him back.

The Sixth Grade and their teacher, Miss Pearce, went picnicking in the wood Sunday. In addition to the sixth grade several of the high school pupils joined the group. Besides enjoying the pleasure trip, the class collected material for some projects in Texas History.

Mr. John Johs and Mrs. Ruby Neely, of Houston, spent the week end with Mr. Johs’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs. Albert Johs, who is attending school in Palacios, was also home. To make the family union complete, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs of Olivia, joined the party Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, November 9, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

The Johs boys visited the home of Joe Johs in Olivia Sunday.

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end with her parents in Ganado.

Friday morning at the assembly hour the school conducted Armistice Day exercises.

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cavallin have taken up their residence at the home of Mr. John Rampmeier.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wingart of Francitas called on Mrs. Pearce at the teacherage Saturday evening.

Rev. Flathmann was unable to fill his appointments here Sunday afternoon, due to road conditions.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl McCrod and daughter, Evelyn, and Mr. George Meinke, of Hallettsville, were weekend guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker.

Mrs. Schulte was given a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard Saturday evening in honor of her seventy-sixth birthday.

Ivan Cavallin was kicked by his horse just above the eye Thursday morning, shortly after he arrived at school. We are glad to hear that the physician did not report the case as serious.

The teachers have reported the following students for the second month of the term. These pupils have made an average of 90% in all subjects for the past month:

First Grade--Isabel Henderson, Emmet Lee Carpenter.
Second Grade--Bertha Gerhard, Mable Cavallin, Vlasta Skrabanek.
Third Grade--Felton Cartenter.
Fourth Grade--Frank Johs, Adele Gerhard.
Fifth Grade--Jerome Vrana.
Eighth Grade--Morgan Pearce.

Palacios Beacon, November 16, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. and Mrs. Hansen called at the teacherage Thursday evening.

Albert Johs, who is attending school in Palacios, came home for the week end.

Several members of the Cavallin and Johs families were Olivia visitors Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trojak and children of Ganado, visited the Brod home Saturday.

Two Hanzelka families of Hallettsville, were the week end guests at the Brocker home.

Misses Howell and Pearce were dinner guests at the Henderson home Wednesday evening.

Mr. W. C. Hertel of Houston was attending to business matters in the community Sunday.

A number of families from our section have visited the vicinity of the burning well at Louise.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown and Miss Vera Lee Simmons were callers at the Brocker home Sunday afternoon.

A group of young people enjoyed a wiener and marshmallow roast on the school campus Saturday evening.

We are glad to state that little John Kenneth Rampmeier, who was severely burned last week, is improving.

Mrs. H. O. Carpenter entertained at her home with a dance Saturday evening. A large crowd was present.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Polifka, Frank Mrs. Lettimack and children, were visitors at the Gerhard home Sunday afternoon.

The trustees and teachers held a business meeting Friday evening for the purpose of beginning the Community Christmas work.

A group of friends serenaded the young married couple of the community, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cavallin, Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Cavallin reside at the Rampmeier home.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard, Misses Howell, Pearce and Schmidt, Mrs. Lettinnick, and Messrs. Frank Polifka, Tony and Erich Johs, C. D. Henderson, Paul and Harry Schmidt were among those present at the dance at the Daye home in Blessing Saturday night.

Palacios Beacon, November 23, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mrs. L. Luttenich visited friends in Bay City Saturday of last week.

Mrs. Pearce and Mary Pearce were guests at the Hansen home Sunday.

Mrs. Pearce substituted for Miss Mary Pearce, who was ill the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Polifka and family visited friends in Midfield and Blessing Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and family were callers at the Gerhard home Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brown and Miss Vera Lee Simmons visited the Hilyard home Sunday.

Miss Claire Partain and Mr. Arnold Burton of Palacios were guests at the Gerhard home Sunday afternoon.

Misses Howell and Pearce, Mrs. Pearce and Messrs. Harold Pearce and J. Meinke were visitors to Edna Saturday.

Mr. Harry Best, of Yoakum, was looking after business interests and visiting friends in our community this week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Claud Cavallin have a new member in their household, a wee little lady. We offer our congratulations to these parents.

“Finger Prints,” a western mystery in three acts, will be presented at the Deutschburg School, Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p. m. also “Here Comes the Bride,” one act comedy and several short features. Proceeds will be used for school purposes. We invite you! Admission, 10c and 20c.

On Nov. 24th Miss Cox, County Demonstrator met with the Deutschburg 4-H Club Girls. In the business meeting berry was discussed and a demonstration on planting was held in Alice Johs’ garden. Date of next meeting will be Dec. 8th. Reported by Martha Gerhard, Sec’y pro tem.

Palacios Beacon, November 30, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Friday afternoon the school children enjoyed a party at the school.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hurta entertained with a dance Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Brocker and Miss Aileen Howell were dinner guests at the teacherage Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson and family were Thanksgiving dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Neuszer.

Commissioner A. J. Peters and the local committee held an R. F. C. meeting with those interested in this work Wednesday evening.

Reports of firearms fill the air, and disturb our afternoon siestas. Not a war—but bird hunters. Sportsmen from Edna and Houston, as well as our local hunters, are in the field.

Mrs. Louis Luttenick and children, who have paid an extended visit at the home of Mrs. Luttenick’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Polifka, left Sunday to return to her home in Watsonville, California.

“Fingerprints,” a western mystery play in three acts, will be presented Friday, Dec. 8th, at 8 p. m. Also a one act comedy, “Here Comes the Bride,” and several additional features. Come and enjoy an evening of fun.

Thanksgiving services were conducted at the school Thursday evening. Rev. Flathmann, of Ganado, and Mr. A. D. Thompson, of Francitas, were speakers for the occasion. Rev. and Mrs. Flathmann sang a duet. A large crowd was present.

Palacios Beacon, December 7, 1933
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Jeff Meinke left for Hallettsville, Monday morning.

Fred Schmidt and family were business visitors in Edna Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Cavallin and family visited in Olivia Sunday.

Jerry Koupa had been visiting in the community several times the past week.

A meeting of the local road committee was held at the school Wednesday evening.

W. C Hertel, of Houston, and H. Tetze, of Chicago, were community visitors Sunday.

Mrs. Fred Schmidt left Thursday for Lincoln, Nebr., where she will visit the home of her son.

We take this occasion to announce the Christmas tree and school program next Saturday night, Dec. 23rd.

The community players presented “Fingerprints,” in LaWard school auditorium Thursday evening. The performance was well attended.

Palacios Beacon, December 21, 1933
 


Deutschburg School and Community News

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end at her home in Ganado.

Mrs. and Mrs. C. J. Cavallin entertained with a dance Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Henderson called at the Gerhard home Sunday afternoon.

By way of excitement, there was a "rodeo" at the Cavallin home Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. C. J. Hansen, who had been ill, is improving.

Mr. D. Schmidt and Mrs. Ed Daye and children of Blessing were dinner guests at the Gerhard home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. V. Brocker and Mr. J. Meinke were guests at the Brown home Sunday. They report that Mr. Brown is improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Vrana have moved to their new home near Ganado. We are very sorry to lose these young people from our community.

A group of young people from our community attended a dance at the Brod home in Midfield. The occasion was the birthday of Miss Ollie Brod.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vrana and children were called to Hallettsville the past week by the death of Mrs. Vrana's ____. We extend our sympathy to them in their bereavement.

His friends in this community regretted to hear of the death of Mr. John Martin of Francitas. Mr. Martin passed away Saturday afternoon. We take this opportunity to extend condolence to his relatives.

Miss Howell and the H. S. pupils entertained the school with an assembly program Friday morning. They presented a very humorous dialogue, entitled "Mother Goose's Party." The remainder of the program was in commemoration of the birthday of General Robt. E. Lee.

The teachers report the following honor roll for the first semester of the term:

2nd Grade--Bertha Gerhard, Vlasts Skrabanek, Mable Cavallin.
3rd Grade--George Vrana.
4th Grade--Frank Johs.
5th Grade--Jerome Vrana.
8th Grade--Martha Gerhard, Morgan Pearce, Harry Johs.

Palacios Beacon, January 25, 1934
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. Tony Johs spent several days in Houston the past week.

Mrs. Polifka and Frank were guests at the Gerhard home Sunday afternoon.

The Rhythm Band entertained at assembly Friday morning with a short concert.

Misses Howell and Pearce were supper guests at the Henderson home Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and family, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs of Olivia.

Mr. Clyde Cavallin gave a dance in his new home Saturday night, the former Smith residence.

Mr. C. Hansen was given a surprise dinner by the Polifka and Pearce families Thursday evening in honor of his seventy-third birthday. Many happy returns, Mr. Hansen!

Misses Pearce and Howell and Mr. Jeff Meinke were guests in the Joines-Dahlstrom home in La-Ward Sunday.

Messrs. Joe, Fritz and John Johs were in the community this week. Mr. C. D. Henderson accompanied them in their return to Houston, where he will visit relatives.

Palacios Beacon, February 1, 1934
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. Jeffery Meinke left last week for Alvin.

Mr. W. C. Hurtel, of Houston, visited in the community Sunday.

Among the business visitors to Edna this week were Messrs. F. Schmidt, E. Johs, Paul Gerhard and John Rampmeier.

Mr. and Mrs. Tanner, of Palacios, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs were visitors at the Gerhard home Sunday afternoon.

Misses Howell and Pearce attended the teachers’ meeting in Edna Saturday. Miss Howell remained at her home in Ganado for the week end.

Mr. Tony Johs was the honoree at a birthday party Saturday evening. The guests were entertained with dancing and games. Delicious refreshments were served.

Visiting the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Cavallin this week end, were Mr. and Mrs. Koss Dillard of Louise; Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs, of Olivia; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cavallin and Mr. and Mrs. Claud Cavallin, both of this community.

The high school, under the direction of Miss Howell, presented a Negro minstrel show Friday morning. It was a typical old, darkey meeting. As an additional feature to the program the rhythm band played several selections. Visitors to the program were Messrs. Schmidt, Rampmeier, F. Polifka and Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard, Mrs. Polifka and Mrs. Pearce.

Mrs. Harper and Miss Cox visited our school Tuesday. Mrs. Harper told the children a story and visited with them while Mrs. Cox met with the 4-H Club girls. The club secretary presented the following report:--

The 4-H Club of Deutschburg met at the Gerhard home Tuesday, Jan. 30th at two o’clock. Miss Cox gave a demonstration on doorstep planting. Mrs. Gerhard served lunch to the club members. Four girls were present. Date of the next meeting will be announced.

Palacios Beacon, February 8, 1934
 


Deutschburg School And Community News

Mr. C. D. Henderson returned from Houston Saturday.

The school commemorated the birthday of Lincoln in a chapel program Monday.

Lillard Gillaspie has been quite ill and unable to attend school this week. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hurta entertained with a dance Wednesday evening. A very pleasant evening was reported by the guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Skrabanek visited her daughter, Mrs. Ben Vrana, who now resides in the Little Kentucky section, Tuesday.

The dance given at the school was well attended. Music was furnished by Messrs. Adolph Huburg, Ben Arnold and Morgan Pearce. Funds will be used by the school to purchase rhythm band suits.

The teachers submitted the following honor roll for the fifth month:--
1st grade, Georgia King
2nd grade, Ruth King, Vlasta Skrabanek, Bertha Gerhard
3rd grade, George Vrana
4th grade, Frank Johs
5th grade, Herbert Stark, Jerome Vrana
6th grade, Hazel King
8th grade, Martha Gerhard, Henry Johs
9th grade, Andrew Kopnicky.

Palacios Beacon, February 15, 1934
 


Deutschburg School and Community News
 

Miss Aileen Howell spent the week end at her home in Ganado.
 

Mrs. F. W. Schmidt, who has been ill, is reported to be improving.


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs, of Olivia, visited in the community this week end.


Guests at the King home this week were Messrs. Woodrow King, Otha Padgett, and Alex Laznby.


The school children had a Valentine box Wednesday morning. A postman was appointed and OH, how the mail did fly!


Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and family went to Houston Saturday to attend the wedding of their son, John Johs. We wish to extend our congratulations and best wishes to John and his bride.


The Rhythm Band and music pupils of our school were presented in recital Wednesday evening. Decorations were in red and white. The musical program was as follows:--


1. “Blacksmith”—Band.

2. “Soldiers on Parade”—Herbert Stark.

3. “Snake Charm”—Emma Gerhard.

4. “Tiddlewinks”—Frank Pearce.

5. “Moonlight March”—Frances Cavallin.

6. “School Days” (duet)—Martha Gerhard and Ida Mae Wilson.

7. Song, “Are You Ready?”—Hazel and Ida Mae Wilson.

8. “Annie Laurie”—Morgan Pearce.

9. Song and “Runaway Horses”—Martin Gerhard.

10. “Janet Waltz”—Herbert Stark.

11. “My Mamma’s Waltz” (duet)—Emma and Martha Gerhard.

12. Song, “Bob White”—Band.

13. “Mountain Dance”—Band.

14. “Minuet in G”—Band.

15. “Amarylis”—Band.

16. Song, “Big Bad Wolf”—Band.


After the musical program, Mrs. Harper, our county school Superintendent, made an address.


Refreshments, consisting of cookies, lemonade, and coffee were served by the girls of the school.
 

Palacios Beacon, February 22, 1934

 


25th Anniversary Of Deutschburg To Be Celebrated

The Deutschburg citizens are planning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of this community on Tuesday August 18, at the school house. A booklet containing the history of the people, church and school is being compiled and 1000 copies are to be distributed. The business people are being asked to take space as an advertising medium. The sponsor, Mrs. H. S. Bell, has called on some, and those who would like a space, she asks them to please call the Beacon or see her.

Palacios Beacon, July 30, 1936
 



Deutschburg School -1936 Texas Centennial Program
 


Deutschburg Celebration

The Deutschburg people will celebrate the twenty-fifth year of the settlement of the community on Tuesday, August 25, from 3 until 12 p. m. For entertainment there will be a parade representing the ways of travel; a program which will be given on the campus around the flagpole that Mr. E. Johs will erect that day; an address by Mr. I. T. Taylor; songs by the community, and everyone will be asked to join in singing "America" and "The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You;" contests of various kinds and prizes for the victors in them; an address by Mr. William Schwind of Francitas; a picnic dinner served at 6 p. m.; and a dance from eight until 12 in the evening.

A special feature of the celebration will be the fiddlers' contest of old time music. Everyone is invited to bring their musical instruments and take part in this contest. Each fiddler may bring as many as he desires to accompany him. There will be cash prizes for the first and second place winners. The contest will begin at 3 p. m.

Another feature of the program will be a contest in dancing.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 20, 1936
 


In giving the names of Palacios young folk off for school and college we neglected to name Frank Polifka, who is a senior at A. & M. Frank is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Polifka, of the Deutschburg community and is making an enviable record in his work at college.

Palacios Beacon, September 29, 1938
 


Deutschburg Items

 

Miss Hazel Wilson, principal of the Carancahua School visited homefolks over the week end.

 

The Edna Weekly Herald, October 6, 1938

 


Completion No. 1 Weed Celebrated At Deutschburg

For some weeks the central thought in our community has been the Weed No. 1 oil well. Saturday night many persons waited there throughout the night fearing to leave lest they miss the thrill of being present when the first liquid gold came rushing up from more than a mile beneath the surface. Not yet! Sunday morning early, people began arriving and kept a steady stream of cars going back and forth all day. At 5:30 Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, 1938, while about two hundred people stood watching with intense interest to know the final outcome the flare was lighted. This meant that the separator was sending gas in one direction and oil in another to a storage tank. Smiles and expressions demonstrated the feeling of anticipated prosperity for our community.

The production is classed as food distillate with pressure of 2700 pounds.

Tuesday the employees and families and the whole community as well as many friends and interested parties of adjoining communities were given a free barbecue with all accessories by Messrs. J. F. Weed and J. L. Fletcher and families. Under the capable supervision of Mr. Joe Johs and his able assistants the feast was so well prepared it made all feel that prosperity was not just around the corner, but was already at hand. When all had been most bountifully served the assembly was called to order by Mr. Ed Melcher of Port Lavaca. He in a few well chosen words introduced Mrs. Salie W. Hill, teacher of the Deutschburg School. She in behalf of those present expressed thanks to Messrs. Weed and Fletcher and families for this thoughtful hospitality.

Attention was called to the debt of gratitude owed them for using not only their ability, both financially and mentally but their consideration, for the general welfare of the people by exerting influence in a promotion that will mean so much to the community at large. She spoke briefly of her admiration and appreciation of these people most of whom came down from the North some twenty-five or thirty years ago to raise fruit and found it unprofitable because of lack of marketing facilities. All these years they have with hard work, determination  and endurance maintained comfortable homes, sent their children to college and built up one of the best equipped small rural schools in the state.

The pupils then sang “The Eyes of Texas,” and other songs dedicated to the hosts, after which all joined in singing “Beautiful Texas.”

Mr. Weed started in the oil business in 1901 when the famous Lucas well blew in. He operated at Spindle Top, Batson, Saratoga, Sour Lake, and Humble. He drilled his first oil well on Barber’s Hill, Chambers County. The Sulphur field of Boling, was discovered by him. Ten years ago he quit the oil business and came to Jackson County to raise Hereford cattle. His beautiful ranch home is located on the west bank of Carancahua Bay, near Weed Haven. He still maintains his home in Beaumont. Mr. Weed is a civil engineer by profession and has done a get amount of work in that line. Four years ago he purchased this land on which above mentioned well is located. It is known as the Maud Traylor tract. It has for some time been under lease with the Texas Company. This was about to expire and they desired to renew the lease, but Mr. Weed felt it was time for his good neighbors to enjoy the fruits of this part of the earth if there be any hence the well for which we celebrated today.

Those present were from Port Lavaca, Palacios, Beulah [Buhler], Midway, Francitas and El Campo and the local residents.

Palacios Beacon, November 10, 1938
 


The Francitas-Deutschburg Land Owners Ass'n. Adopts By-Laws

President P. J. Gerhard held a called meeting of the Francitas-Deutschburg Land Owners Association at the Deutschburg school house the second day of February, 1939. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and adopt by-laws for this Association. Also for a general discussion on all matters of interest to its members.

The following by-laws were adopted:

ARTICLE 1:
Be it resolved that the land owners of the Francitas-Deutschburg oil field shall form an association, the name of which shall be Francitas-Deutschburg Land Owners' Association.

ARTICLE 2:
The officers shall consist of a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.

ARTICLE 3:
These officers shall be elected for one year at the annual meeting to be held the second Tuesday of January of each year.

ARTICLE 4:
The membership shall be composed of land owners and royalty owners of the area.

ARTICLE 5:
The place where the principle business of this association shall be transacted is the Deutschburg school house in Jackson County, Texas.

ARTICLE 6:
All meetings, except the annual meeting, shall be at the call of the president, vice-president, or five of the members.

ARTICLE 7:
A quorum shall consist of ten members present.

ARTICLE 8:
Notice of annual meeting shall be sent by the secretary to resident members ten days before date of meeting; non-resident members, thirty days before date of meeting.

ARTICLE 9:
All committees shall be appointed by the presiding officer.

ARTICLE 10:
The membership fee or dues shall be $2.00 per year, due on January 1st of each year. All other money needed shall be raised by donations. Each member will be expected to contribute according to the acreage owned by such member.

ARTICLE 11:
The purpose of this Association are:

To bind ourselves together to better protect our interests, and get this area developed to the best interest of all, such as the best recovery of all minerals under our land. To be represented at all hearings before the Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, pertaining to this area. And to conduct any other business such as requesting a hearing on spacing, or allowable, pollution, confiscation, or any other business that requires a decision of the Railroad Commission.

ARTICLE 12:
These rules and regulations may be amended by majority vote of the members present at any annual or called meeting.

ARTICLE 13:
And be it further resolved: That we invite and urge all non-resident land and royalty owners to become members of this association, that we may help protect their interests and have their assistance in protecting the interest of all.

ARTICLE 14:
Be it resolved: That all monies paid out by the treasurer shall be on order of at least three members of the board of directors.

G. A. SALSBURY, J. V. BROCKER, LOUIS KOPNISKY, PAUL J. GERHARD, Resolution Committee.

Mr. P. J. Gerhard explained to the satisfaction of all present the Railroad Commission Bulletin No. 129 in regard to the 50% on acreage and 50% on well allowable. A general discussion was had on spacing of 466 feet of property line.--Reporter

Palacios Beacon, February 16, 1939
 


Rampmeier-Willis

A marriage license was issued Tuesday to Mr. John Rampmeier of the Deutschburg community and Mrs. Bette Willis.

The couple was married in Judge Barber’s office, the Judge officiating in the presence of a few near friends and relatives. We join a host of friends in extending to Mr. and Mrs. Rampmeier congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, March 30, 1939
 


Johs-Ramsey

A wedding of interest was solemnized Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at 8 o’clock at the home of Rev. L. W. Crouch, pastor of the First Baptist Church, when Mr. Erich Johs, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs, and Miss Lenadene Ramsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Ramsey of the Turtle Bay Community, were quietly married. Miss Alice Johs, sister of the groom, and Mr. Willard Skinner of Bay City, were the attendants. Miss Imogene Ramsey, sister of the bride, and Miss Hazel Wilson were present.

They will make their home in the Johs apartment which has just been completed at the farm of the groom’s father in Deutschburg.

The Beacon joins the many friends of these popular young people in extending congratulations and best wishes.

Palacios Beacon, October 12, 1939
 


Deutschburg

A forty-two party was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Erich Johs at the school house. Everyone present reported a nice time.

Miss Hazel Wilson made a business and pleasure trip to Bay City and Edna, Saturday.

Miss Louse Hurta has returned home from a visit with her sister at Alvin, Texas.

Mrs. Erich Johs, and Mrs. E. Johs and daughter, Alice, made a business trip to El Campo, Saturday.

Mrs. Sallie Hill and Miss Ruth Woodrome were Palacios visitors Saturday.

Miss Martha Gerhard spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gerhard.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony John of Clemville were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs, Sunday.

Miscellaneous Shower

A miscellaneous shower was given in honor of Mrs. Erich Johs, formally Miss Lenadene Ramsey, by Misses Hazel Wilson and Alice Johs, at the home of Mrs. E. Johs, on Saturday, Oct. 7, 1939.

After a number of games were played, a story was given by Miss Hazel Wilson revealing the past days of this young couple. Little Ema Jean Johs dressed in pink and white entered the room pulling a load of beautiful gifts. She presented them to the bride which were opened for everyone to see.

The large wedding cake was cut by the bride then refreshments of sandwiches, cookies and punch were served.

Thirty-five guests were present.

Palacios Beacon, October 19, 1939
 


Deutchburg

Last Sunday evening friends in the community entertained with a “progressive 42” party at the school in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Erich Johs. The room was very beautiful in decorations of goldenrod and sunflowers as well as ferns and various autumn grasses. The tables born beautiful yellow covers in matching shades.

Spirited games were enjoyed for sometime. Mrs. Erich Johs winning first prize and Mr. Alvin Rampmeier the “booby.” These were presented to the honor guests, who also received a gift. Refreshments were then served and all wished Mr. and Mrs. Johs much happiness for the future.

The Kunover well is reported to be a good crude and we of course rejoice for this good lady. There is another derrick being erected on the Broughton land.

Mrs. L. M. Behring of Yorktown visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Green over the week end.

Misses Opal and Lilly Mae Green and Frank Pearce and Charlie Hurta were visitors in El Campo Sunday.

School News

We have organized two reading clubs, one is called the “Wise Owl Club” for the 4th and 5th grades. We have a large cardboard with a tree on it and for each book read there is a little owl placed on the limb. The other is “The Happy Bird Club” for the children who cannot read yet, but for each book taken home and heard read we place a bird on the tree. They are all striving to fill these trees for it’s very interesting to watch these charts grow.

We have been very much amused lately with turtles. So many are found on the way to school and brought in, so we have fixed an orange box with sand and water in it and a screen cover for our turtles. It is very interesting to study the different types and various designs on them.

The regular meeting of our Community Club was held Friday night. After business an instructive program was lead by Mrs. John Rampmeier. The ladies and men engaged in a “question answering match.” The men won the money prize which they presented to the club.

Last Wednesday the entire school and many of the patrons attended the Fair at Wharton. All wore yellow ribbon arm bands with a blue “D” on them. Cars were decorated in yellow pennants with the name of the school in blue letters and a picture of an oil derrick on them. They also carried both state and national flags. There were six cars from here carrying pupils and patrons. We feel that we gained much more by the trip than staying in school so we wish to thank our County Superintendent and trustees and patrons for making this possible. The school exhibits were really wonderful and each pupil found many ideas that he wants to carry out. The other exhibits were so interesting and so numerous, and the carnival attraction so much enjoyed. We cannot take time for so much detail, but the pupil who writes the best description of our trip will be rewarded.

Our perfect spellers for this week are: 5th grade, Anna Gerhard; 4th grade, Grace Cavallin and Jean Hurtes.

Our colors yellow and blue, Why?
Goldenrod, yellow
Bluebonnet, blue
We love our nation
And our State too.

Palacios Beacon, October 26, 1939
 


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Polifka, of Bay City, were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Polifka in the Deutsch burg community, Monday and enjoyed a turkey dinner at the parental home in celebration of Frank’s birthday.

Palacios Beacon, November 9, 1939
 


Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hart had as their guests Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Greely—their son Billy Littleton of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hurta and children of Deutschburg, Mrs. Belle Z. Swinford and Mr. Elisha Swinford.

Palacios Beacon, December 28, 1939
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. Sadie Hill and Miss Ruth Woodrone spent the holidays in San Antonio and Yoakum.

Misses Emma Gerhardt and Ida Mae Wilson of the Lutheran College at Seguin spent the holidays with homefolk.

P. J. Gerhard and Misses Martha Gerhard and Louise Schmidt and C. Polifka, visited in Houston during the holidays.

Henry Johs left on New Year’s Day for San Antonio to enlist in the Army.

We are glad to learn that Miss Louise Hurta has returned home from the hospital in El Campo where she had undergone an operation for appendicitis.

Joe Polifka, of California, visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Polifka during the Christmas holidays.

A party was given at the home of E. Johs in honor of his son, Henry, who was leaving for San Antonio.

Miss Martha Gerhard visited friends in Wallis the past week.

Palacios Beacon, January 11, 1940
 


Raymond T. Hester, aged 80 years, a relative of the Neuszer and Rampmeier families of Deutschburg died at the Neuszer home Tuesday night. Remains were shipped north for burial by the Brandon-Duffy Funeral Home.

Palacios Beacon, February 22, 1940
 


Deutschburg

Monday night Mrs. Hill entertained the community with a May Fete as her commencement program. Everything was beautifully decorated with bouquets of flowers. Supt. I. T. Taylor gave an interesting talk to a very large crowd. Refreshments of punch and cookies were served.

Last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Johs, Alice Johs, Virginia Anders, Wilford and Hazel Wilson, and Leonard Schulke went to Matagorda and the Gulf and enjoyed a delightful swim.

Mr. C. H. Wilson and daughter, Hazel, made a business and pleasure trip to Seguin and Austin last Monday. They returned home Thursday evening.

Mrs. Hill gave a farewell party honoring Miss Martha Gerhard on Wednesday evening. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served to a number of friends.

Misses Ida Mae Wilson and Emma Gerhard returned home from Seguin where they have been attending Texas Lutheran College the past year.

Mr. C. D. Henderson has been visiting friends in Deutschburg the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs made a business trip to Port Lavaca and Edna last Saturday.

Miss Ida Mae Wilson visited Mary Eleanor Louderback Sunday morning before Mary Eleanor left for Alpine.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Johs went to Port Lavaca Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roda and family from Boling visited in the Gerhard home Sunday.

We are glad to state that Mrs. John Neuszer is improving.

We are sorry to hear that Mrs. B. Gillispie is in the Bay City hospital due to a fall. We are wishing for her a speedy recovery.

Miss Alice Johs made a pleasure trip to Bay City last week.

Misses Hazel and Ida Mae Wilson visited Miss Alice Johs Sunday evening.

Palacios Beacon, June 6, 1940
 


Deutschburg

Mrs. Sallie Hill and sister, Miss Ruth Woodrome, went to the Tom-Tom at Yoakum last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Johs and family from Houston spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs.

A group of young people from this community enjoyed a few hours of skating at Port Lavaca one night last week.

The Gerhards, Schmidts, and Johs had a picnic and swimming party at Port Alto Tuesday evening.

Mr. Herman Gerhard from Chicago is visiting in the Gerhard home.

Miss Hazel Wilson made a business trip to Bay City last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Elliott visited in the Wilson home last Sunday evening.

A group of young people from Deutschburg and Carancahua had a wiener roast at Wells Point last Wednesday evening.

Messrs. Kopnisky [Kopnicky] and Wilson made a business trip to Edna last Tuesday.

Misses Alice Johs and Hazel and Ida Mae Wilson made a business and pleasure trip to Palacios Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Johs visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Ramsey Monday evening.

Palacios Beacon, June 14, 1940
 


John Kopnicky

Mr. John Kopnicky, age 72 years and 1 day, passed away at the family residence in Deutschburg Sunday morning after an illness of some time. Mr. Kopnicky is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Kopnicky of Deutschburg, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Vadakin and Mrs. Rose Phillips of Cleveland, Ohio, four sons, Mr. John and Mike Kopnicky of Cleveland, Ohio, and Stanley and Louis Kopnicky of Deutschburg, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Semeraski of Strawn, Texas. Funeral services were held from the family residence at Deutschburg Monday at 2 p. m. with Rev. Hanocek of the Blessing Catholic Church officiating. Burial was in the Deutschburg Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Palacios Funeral Home.

Palacios Beacon, June 27, 1940
 


Deutschburg Doin's

Mrs. Jennie Parrish of Dallas has arrived for an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. John Rampmeier.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Powers and son, Darrell, of Francitas Gas camp, drove to Shepherd Friday to visit Mrs. Powers' parents and brother. Mrs. Powers' brother, Jack Hafer, and her brother-in-law, Marcus Oliver, returned with them for a brief visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Green attended a party given employees of the Skelly Oil Company at Bay City USO last Thursday.

Mrs. C. H. Wilton and sons, Wilford and Charles, spent part of the week in Houston and Channel View. Charles underwent a nose operation in Houston, from which he is recovering, and Mrs. Wilson and Wilford visited their daughter and sister, Mrs. "Dub" Boeker at Channel View.

Mrs. Charles Thatcher has returned home from an enjoyable visit in California.

Mr. and Mrs. John Looker and daughter, Frances Dawn, of Beeville, were guests of Mr. Looker's uncle, Mr. Albert A. Siegfried, Sunday. Mrs. Charles Simpson of Palacios returned with them from a visit with her mother.

Mr. A. G. Tinz of Los Angeles, while here on business, visited the Charles Polifkas.

Miss Mary Kunover came down from Houston last week end for a visit with her mother, Mrs. E. H. Sandlin.

Deutschburg district is sponsoring a comic style show and food sale Friday evening, March 29, at Deutschburg School, beginning at 8:00 o'clock. The show is for the benefit of the Red Cross and proceeds will be derived from sale of pie, coffee, cake walks, etc. The feminine sex of all ages from infancy up, is invited to participate. One of the prizes is a pair of nylon hose for the most unusual creation. Unique hat styles will be an important part of the consideration for winner. Male judges from outside the community have been obtained to assure that no undue influence will be brought to bear. Mrs. John Rampmeier is chairman of the community drive, and in charge of arrangements for the show. The public is cordially invited.

Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club will meet Thursday afternoon April 4, in the school library. Mrs. E. H. Sandlin is program leader and hostess. Her subject will be "New Aids in Food Preparation."

Lt. and Mrs. Lonnie C. Cunningham are home after a visit with relatives in Harlingen and a jaunt into Mexico. With Mrs. Cunningham's mother, Mrs. V. W. Roberts, they plan a trip to San Antonio and Brownwood next week. During his assignment in Germany, Lt. Cunningham attended the Nuremberg trial of top war criminals and gave his friends interesting accounts of the ingenious methods used to bring all translations of the trials simultaneously to spectators.

Palacios Beacon, March 28, 1946
 


Deutschburg Doin's

Styles exhibited at Deutschburg's fashion show Friday evening indicate a startling trend in every direction. Mrs. Sallie Hill, who posed as Miss Calorie Vitamin, gave a nice demonstration of what the vegetable garden will be wearing this spring. Clad in colors only nature would dare to don, Miss Vitamin's costume was overlaid with strands of garden produce in a manner that was overpowering at close range, due to her selection of chartreuse onions for a corsage. Miss Judy Canova (Juanita Siegfried) was swept to the stage in a round of applause. Her attire, designed for the Arkansas country girl, was pointed up by a pig-tail coiffure and the earliest form of footwear. The three demure ladies of the nineties were out-dazzled by Mae West (Mrs. S. M. Danner) who took the prize in a lavender lace garden party dress with large-brimmed hat which won the approval of the male audience (some of whom were judges). Little Miss Norman Rampmeier came as the youthful Shirley Temple, and got a big hand. Miss Mathilda Kunover, formerly of the WACs and now a teacher in Bay City schools, was interpreter of the fashions presented. Louis and Stanley Kopnicky furnished appropriate music for the parade.

Proceeds from a cake walk and a refreshment sale brought $22.00 for the Red Cross. Members of the arrangements committee were Mrs. John Rampmeier, chairman, and J. M. Hillyer, Mrs. Jennie Parrish, Mrs. Sallie Hill, Miss Ruth Woodrome.

Prize for the best-looking tie worn by the men (feminine judges) went to Chris Hansen with consolation favor to Lt. Lonnie Cunningham. The nylon hose won by Mrs. Danner were contributed by Mrs. Jennie Parrish. The men's first prize was contributed by Mrs. John Rampmeier. Mrs. Chris Hansen won two cakes in the cake walk.

Guests from Palacios were Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Gist, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harbison, the Paul Gerhards and Albert Schneiders.

Mrs. Lela N. Boles is established in the former Charles Polifka home. The Polifkas plans to leave this week for California.

Deutschburg school district will hold a school board election Saturday, April 6, at the school. Louis Kopnicky has filed for the vacancy which occurred when Albert Schneider moved out of the community Poll is open from 8:00 A. M. to 7:00 P. M.

The Murrel Dillards are occupying the property, in company with Mrs. H. Shutte, which house the popular Paul Gerhard family.

The J. H. Simpsons had as their guests this week Mr. Simpson's brother, C. L. and wife, from Beeville.

Members of the American Liberty-Francitas Gas Bridge luncheon club journeyed to Corpus Christi for their March meeting with a former member of the club, Mrs. Pat Purvis. Francitas Gas members who made the trip were Mesdames V. W. Roberts, S. M. Danner, Albert Siegfried, and Sherman E. Green.

The J. H. Simpsons have as their guests this week Mr. Simpson's brother, C. L. Simpson and family, from Beeville.

The Murrel Dillards are established in their new home in company with Mrs. H. Shutte. This is the property formerly occupied by the Paul Gerhards, who have moved to Palacios.

Palacios Beacon, April 4, 1946
 


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Louis Kopnicky was elected school board trustee for this district in last Saturday's election. 28 votes were cast,  25 were given Mr. Kopnicky and four were given Murl Dillard by write-in.

Deutschburg Home Deutschburg Club met last Thursday at the schoolhouse. Mrs. Oswald Kubecka presided, in the absence of the president. Mrs. Joe Hurta. A program was given on New Aids in Food Preparation. Mrs. E. H. Sandlin, as hostess, served a colorful plate.  Plans were made for a table display of fresh and canned vegetables and fruits, and flowers at Palacios Garden Club's flower show May 4.

Mrs. Marvin Powers entertained with a tea for her sister-in-law, Mrs. Jack Hafer, who arrived with her baby daughter, Linda, recently from Auckland, New Zealand. Mr. and Mrs. Hafer are living in Shepherd at present.

Marcus Oliver of Baytown spent several weeks with the Marvin Powers this week.

E. A. Whitley of Palacios is the new bookkeeper at Francitas Gas Company.

The D. D. Paris family returned from Church Sunday bringing with them Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gillespie, of Palacios, and found company awaiting them. Mr. Paris' brother, Otto Paris, came from Alvin, accompanied by his wife and daughter Miss Betty Ruth, who is attending college at Denton. Also in the party was Mrs. Lee East of Coolidge.

Mrs. L. C. McMichiel and daughter Peggy Lynn returned from an extended trip to Ohio and West Virginia, and were accompanied by Mrs. McMichiel's brothers, J. B. Wright and family, who spent the past week with the McMichiels before going on to Corpus Christi. Mrs. McMichiel will spend some time in Corpus Christi this week.

Palacios Beacon, April 11, 1946
 


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With three lovely little girls to their credit, Stanley and Jean Kopnicky are now the proud parents of a son, Stanley Frederick. Pop says he held out for the name Padere_ski, but was out-voted.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Green will be happy to learn that four-year-old Pamela, who was badly lacerated by an angry Chow, appears to be recovering nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Looker of Beeville were guests of the Albert Siegfrieds last week-end. On Saturday evening, their twenty-seventh wedding anniversary was celebrated by a party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Danner.

Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met at the schoolhouse Tuesday afternoon for a program on "Finishes for Kitchen Walls, Woodwork and Floors" by Miss Sybil Guthrie, Jackson County Home Demonstration Agent. Mrs. Joe Hurta acted as hostess, and the children were entertained by an Easter egg hunt by Mrs. Sallie Hill and her sister, Miss Ruth Woodrome.

Deutschburg School children and their parents attended the Jackson County Council of P. T. A. meeting last Friday night. Wallis Green, Johnny Cooke and Stanley Kopnicky, Jr., participated in a musical number. Refreshments preceded a musical program to which each local P. T. A. contributed. Mrs. Sallie Hill is president of the Jackson County Council.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Simpson, formerly of Beeville, have moved to Palacios, accompanied by young Charles, who has already entered Palacios High School. They are staying with Mr. Simpson's brother, J. H. Simpson, of Francitas Gas Camp, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kalas and son, Joseph John, accompanied by Mr. Kalas' mother, Mrs. F. Kalas, attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Joe Kalas' grandparents at Caldwell last Sunday.

A hearty welcome was extended Mr. and Mrs. Ed T. Cox, of Waco, their daughter, Betty, now Mrs. Henry Marino, and her husband, last week-end. The Coxes were a very popular couple when they lived at the Francitas Gas Camp, and Betty attended Palacios High School. The Marinos are on their way to Boston to visit Henry's relatives, before returning to settle in Texas. They were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Paris.

Palacios Beacon, April 18, 1946
 


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Mr. George Kirkwood, San Antonio, president of Francitas Gas Company, spent several days at the plant last week, supervising work-over of one of the company's wells.

Families of the Francitas Gas-American Liberty Bridge Club, together with a number of other guests, had a taste of real Southern hospitality Sunday at the home of Mrs. A. B Pierce, Blessing. The occasion began with barbecue, prepared in a pit on the spacious grounds of the Pierce home, and laid on tables heavy with delicacies on the large veranda. Games and music were enjoyed by children and adults throughout the afternoon, and another lunch was served in the evening. Families from Deutschburg district were those of Albert Siegfried, Sherman Green, S. M. Danner and Howard A. Cooke.

Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club will meet Thursday, May 16, 2 p. m. at the school house. A program on Labor Saving ideas will be presented by Mrs. Joe Johs, who will also act as hostess for the social interval  at the end of the meeting.

J. H. Simpson is leading a double life these days, as he shuttles from the plant to Palacios, where he has bought the Texaco Service Station formerly owned by his son, Charles.

Shelling of roads in the Deutschburg district has been completed, according to Stanley Kopnicky, who checked deliveries and directed placement of the shell. Residents of this area are now assured an all-weather road to the Carancahua intersection.

Wynn-Crosby have a rig up on the Skelly-Bowen No. 1, Francitas oil field, near the Francitas Gas Plant.

Jo Ann Fox of Palacios was entertained at the Phillip Mannig bayshore place last week with a birthday party, in which a number of folks from the camp participated.

Members of the family of Mrs. Stanley Kopnicky gathered at the Kopnicky home Sunday for dinner to celebrate the return to civilian life of Mrs. Kopnicky's brother, Albert Watzlavik, who spent 27 months with the Navy in Hawaii.

Palacios Beacon, May 9, 1946
 


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Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met at the schoolhouse Thursday afternoon with 14 members and one visitor. Roll call brought forth suggestions for program topics next year which included meat cutting, home nursing and first aid, parliamentary procedure, flower arrangements, book reviews, dress form construction.  Business was handled by Mrs. Joe Hurta, chairman, and Mrs. Joe Johs gave a report of the last council meeting. A discussion of _____ detection and control was had. Mrs. Johs also acted as hostess for the social which closed the meeting. The refreshment board was colorfully decorated with a miniature maypole surrounded by dancing figures, and May baskets filled with wild flowers, which had been prepared by the school pupils and their teacher, Mrs. Sallie Hill.

Elizabeth and Joyce McMichiel of the camp entertained Friday night with a school-end wiener roast at one of the flares near the camp. Guests other than camp children were Palacios and Deutschburg schoolmates.

Miss Selma Schmidt is taking life easy as one can during canning season at the home of her father after a long spell with the WACS.

Deutschburg School children are really enjoying school these days, with a rig set up to drill a new water well on the grounds.

The Phillip Mannings, Sherman Greens and S. M. Danners were guests at a "42" party given by the Nathan Dahlstroms of the Ben Pierce ranch near LaWard Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Dana D. Paris and Dana Kay were dinner guests of the Charles Johnsons Sunday, along with a group of friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Horton of Seguin spent Monday night with the Sherman E. Greens.

Mrs. F. Kalas has been in Wharton this past week with the family of her son, whose wife underwent an operation.

Mrs. John Neuszer and son Willie, Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier and children, Kenneth, Norma and William Alvin, attended baccalaureate services at Blessing High School Sunday. Their granddaughter and niece, Miss Margie Neuszer is a member of this year's graduating class.

Palacios Beacon, May 23, 1946
 


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Deutschburg patrons and friends were entertained by a delightful Tom Thumb wedding Friday evening at closing school exercises. The tiny bride, resplendent in white satin and pearls, carried a bouquet of cape jasmine. Bridesmaids in pastel shades and male attendants in white completed a colorful picture.

In addition to entertainment furnished by students and preschool children, a musical reading was presented by Mrs. S. M. Danner, a duet by Misses Jo Ann Fox and Myra Danner accompanied by Mrs. Muriel Fox, and a character sketch by Mrs. Alfred Siegfried.

Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier attended a shower at Blessing Community House Thursday afternoon complimenting her niece, formerly Miss Margie Neuszer. Miss Neuszer was married the previous Sunday to Robert Ackerman of near Blessing.

Mr. J. H. Simpson of the Camp has resigned to give full time to the Texas Service Station in Palacios which he recently purchased. He has purchased a home in Palacios and will locate there in the near future with his family.

Succeeding Mr. Simpson at the plant will be Frank Pearce, of Francitas, who, with his wife, will soon become a new resident of the camp.

Mr. and Mrs. Boeker and small daughter of Channelview were guests of Mrs. Boeker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wilson this week-end.

Mrs. Frank Looker of Beeville spent the holidays with her brother, Albert Siegfried.

Condition of "Dub" Wallis of Port Lavaca, driller for Wynn-Crosby, who was injured on location near the camp last week, is improved, and he expects to be back at work within a week. The rig elevator fell and the bales came off, striking Wallis a paralyzing blow. He was taken by a Bay City ambulance to Victoria Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Simpson have their daughter, Mrs. Allen Rogers and family with them this week. Over the holidays they were visited by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pennington and family of Beeville.

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie C. Cunningham have gone to Kingsville, where Mr. Cunningham will attend school.

Mr. Marcus Oliver of Baytown is visiting the Marvin Powerses.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cooke and son John were in Freeport Sunday visiting Mrs. Cooke's brother and family.

Palacios Beacon, June 6, 1946
 


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Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Powers have as their guest Mrs. Powers' mother Mrs. John Hafer, of Shepherd. Mrs. Hafer will accompany them on a trip to Mexico this week.

The Johs family last week celebrated the return of Captain Albert Johs from two years service with the army in India. Captain Johs was accompanied by his wife on terminal leave, but was recalled to service unexpectedly and has returned to Maryland.

Miss Bertha Gerhard was complimented by a bridal shower Thursday afternoon when the Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met at the schoolhouse. The Tom Thumb wedding which was a feature of the school closing program was reenacted for Miss Gerhard for the tots of the neighborhood. The refreshment table was laid with a lace cloth on which rested a crystal and lavender centerpiece. White candles in crystal holders heightened the beauty of the three-tiered white cake, complete with bridal couple, and the large crystal punchbowl. Corsages were presented Miss Gerhard and Miss Sybil Guthrie of Edna, who conducted a program on Food Spoilage ahead of the shower. Punch and cookies were served on a table on the lawn to the children who spent the afternoon on the new gym set purchased by the school. Thirty-eight were present. Miss Gerhard will become the bride of Frank Stewart June 20.

Miss Louise Hurta returned last week from an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Fisher Kansas, in New Orleans. Mrs. Kansas accompanied Miss Hurta home for a brief stay. Charles Hurta has gone to Alvin for the rice season.

The Skelly-Bowen No. 1 on the Bowen lease near Francitas Gas Plant was completed at 7398 1/2 feet for a 65-barrel per day allowable.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. King and children, Patsy and Mickey, spent Saturday in Houston, wading through the zoo between downpours, and visiting with Mrs. King's sister, Miss Joy Byrd, during the evening.

Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club will sponsor a box supper Saturday evening, June 15, at the schoolhouse, as a fund-raising venture to augment the club's treasury. Boxes will be auctioned and participants are urged to make them as decorative as possible. Members of large families should divide food for two or more boxes, to make them more salable. It is hoped to begin auctioning at 7:30.

Mrs. George Kirkwood and Buddy and Jane of San Antonio came down for several days' visit with Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Roberts of the Camp last week. They were joined on Sunday by Mr. Kirkwood, president of Francitas Gas company, who spent the day here.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kalas and Mrs. F. Kalas visited Mrs. Kalas' parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hlavaty of El Maton Sunday, bringing Johnny Hlavaty back with them for a brief stay.

The J. H. Simpsons have moved to Palacios, where they have purchased a home. We wish them luck in their new business venture, the Texas Company service station.

Palacios Beacon, June 13, 1946
 


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Lively bidding by Joe Tanner, E. H. Sandlin, Oswald Kubecka and little "Butch" Hurta helped bring in over $20 at the Deutschburg Home Demonstration box supper Saturday night at the schoolhouse. Paul Gerhard proved his ability for extracting money from reluctant customers by his silver-tongued auctioneering. The boxes were masterpieces of design. Sandwiches, pie and iced tea were offered for extra robust appetites.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johs have entertained a succession of visitors during the past week. Mrs. Johs' sister, and family, the G. R. Tubbses of San Antonio, and another sister and family, the R. L. Newsoms of Port Arthur, and Keith Dillard of Nederland.

Miss Mary Kunover of Houston spent the week-end with her parents, the E. H. Sandlins. "Tilly" Kunover of Bay City is a frequent visitor of the Sandlins, and has had a capable hand in the remodeling of the Sandlin home.

Mrs. Oswald Kubecka and sisters, Mrs. Emma Achers and Miss Bertha Gerhard made a trip to San Antonio in the company of Frank Stewart one day last week for some pre-wedding shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Siegfried spent the past week with brother Albert Siegfried, and were joined Sunday by Mr. Siegfried's sister and husband, the J. F. Lookers and their son John and family of Beeville.

A small group enjoyed a fish fry at the Carancahua Bay place of the Phillip Mannings one evening, culminating in a couple of hours of grand homemade music by Phillip Manning, Louis Kopnicky, with Mrs. Muriel Fox at the piano.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Powers returned souvenir laden from Mexico, and Mr. Powers made another trip to Shepherd to take their guest, Mrs. John Hafer, to her home in Shepherd. Mr. Hafer, Mrs. Powers' father, accompanied Mr. Powers for a short visit in camp.

Mrs. Sallie Hill and sister, Miss Ruth Woodrome, were in Yoakum last week for the Tom Tom and returned just in time to receive a call to Houston by the family of Claude O. Fatheree, cousin of Mrs. Hill. Mr. Fatheree was fatally shot by a 16-year-old youth who had burglarized a cafe and was attempting to escape.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pearce of Francitas, are moving into camp this week to occupy the former Simpson home. Mr. Pearce is now a stillman at the plant.

A large crowd of relatives and friends gathered at the Palacios Funeral Home last Thursday morning at 10 o'clock for the funeral rites of Mrs. Beatrice Register. Rev. L. W. Crouch officiated with Rev. George F. Gillespie assisting. Active pall bearers were Messrs. _ S. Appleton, Dennis Clardy, John Bowden, Gordon Starr, L. L. Chiles, Calvin Sexton, Tom Slone and E. B. Foisy.

Beatrice Stulting, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Stulting was born November 15, 1899 and died in Houston, June 11, 1946.

She was married to Everette Register, September 21, 1935, who with her aged parents survive.

Much of her life was spent in Palacios and she had a large circle of friends with whom we join in extending sympathy to the bereaved.

Out of town people who were here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Kimbell, Mrs. Stewart Powers, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Boettcher, Mrs. Leslie Stulting, Mrs. Ray Collins, Mr. Bud Nelms, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Van Ostrand, Houston; Mrs. George Clark, Aransas Pass; Mrs. F. C. Reid, sister of J. C. Stulting, Tilman Reid, Gonzales; Mrs. Bill Waterman, Taylor; Mr. Harris Milner, Mr. P. P. Terry, Bay City.

Palacios Beacon, June 20, 1946
 


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Charles Wilson returned from Houston this week where he has been staying the past two weeks. He and Earl Engle, a Palacios boy who has been in the Armed Forces, went together and when Earl returned to his camp, Charles continued to stay with some friends.

Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Roberts took their daughter, Katheryn, and her husband, Lonnie C. Cunningham, who were on a brief visit from Kingsville last week end to Edna last Sunday afternoon to go with another young couple back to Kingsville where they now live.

Miss Bobbie Gene Green is leaving this week end for a short visit with her aunt, Mrs. J. F. Caulfield of Rockdale, Texas, where she will spend two or three weeks of her summer vacation.

The Home Demonstration Club met with Mrs. Will Thomas at her home last Tuesday, July 2.

More than thirty friends from Palacios and Deutschburg gathered at the bayshore home of the Phillip Mannings last Thursday evening for a mortgage-burning party celebrating the last payment on the Carancahua property from A. J. Turner of Palacios a year ago last April. Barbecued meat, flavored to perfection with the Manning's own sauce recipe, came off the pit despite a day spent in attempting to keep the rain out of the fire and the fire out of the rain. Skies cleared in time to present a dry lawn where the tables were set up to accommodate the rest of the menu.

The Howard A. Cookes are making a vacation swing through Oklahoma, visiting relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. McMichiel of the Francitas Gas Co. have recently purchased a shrimp boat on which they had their daughters, Elizabeth Ann, Joyce Marie, and Peggy plan to spend their vacation.

Palacios Beacon, July 4, 1946
 


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Miss Joy Byrd was a week-end visitor of the J. E. Kings. On Sunday, they drove to Matagorda in company with the Sherman Greens, for a day on the beach.

Mrs. Sallie Hill and sister, Miss Ruth Woodrome, have spent the greater part of the past two weeks in San Antonio, where they were called by the serious illness of a sister.

Mrs. Marvin Powers is home after a week's visit with relatives at Houston, Shepherd and Goose Creek. Her son, Darrel Ray, who had been away for three weeks, returned with her.

Marcus Oliver of Baytown spent Monday with the Marvin Powerses.

Mrs. Tony Hurta and daughter of New Mexico have been guests of relatives in the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stewart have returned from a wedding trip to Carlsbad and the Davis Mountains and are staying with Mr. Stewart's parents, Mr. and Mrs. "Bud" Stewart, while finishing touches are put on their new home.

The Murel Dillards and Oswald Kubeckas entertained with a fried chicken supper at Port Alto honoring Mrs. E. P. Gerhard of St. Louis, who was a guest at the Gerhard-Stewart wedding and remained for a brief visit. Out-of-family participants were Gerard Viets and Douglas Gayle.

The Howard Cookes are home after two weeks in Oklahoma.

Miss Myra Danner and Freddy Burdick entertained with a swimming party at the turning basin Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. John Looker and daughter, Frances Dawn, of Beeville, visited the Albert Siegfrieds last week-end.

The S. M. Danners, Phillip Mannings and H. A. Cookes were among those entertained with a hamburger fry Tuesday evening at the home of the Guy Claybourns.

Palacios Beacon, July 11, 1946
 


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Condition of Mrs. Sallie Hill, who underwent an eye operation in Houston last week, is reported as satisfactory. Mrs. Hill was accompanied by her sister, Miss Ruth Woodrome.

Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Paris returned from a vacation trip to Waco, Dallas and Wortham bringing with them Mr. Paris' father, J. H. Paris, of Dallas. Last week they were visited by Mr. Paris' sister and family, the W. A. Griffins, of Dallas, who then proceeded to Alvin for a visit with Mr. Paris' brother.

The Howard A. Cookes gave a command performance party at which guests were called upon to provide the evening's entertainment. Memorable events were the soap-box pre-election speech of W. Jackson Milam, candidate for city custodian of canines, complete with campaign placards, cigars and promises, a suspense-packed drama by the Carroll Cairnes, two excellent readings by Mrs. S. M. Danner.

Mr. Marcus Oliver of Houston was a brief visitor of the Marvin Powerses.

Mrs. Frank Looker of Beeville spent the week-end with her brother, Albert Siegfried, and was accompanied home by Mrs. S. M. Danner for a short visit.

Palacios Beacon, August 1, 1946
 


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Friends of the E. Johs family extend their sincere sympathy in the loss of the Johs home which burned to the ground last Friday, taking all their possessions and those of a son, visiting them.

Overnight visitors of the C. H. Wilsons were H. Francine and sons, Erick and John, Carl Francine and Allen Clint of Kenedy.

Word from the Charles Polifkas is that they are now occupying a new stucco home near Watsonville, California, and recently enjoyed a family reunion, the first in 14 years. Karl flew over from his station in Alabama and daughter Helen and other two sons live in California now.

It's back to the grind for Joe Kalas, who spent part of his vacation by taking his family on a trip to Caldwell, Bryan and Granger, visiting relatives.

The Phillip Mannings are vacationing, having visited briefly in Houston and departed again, this time for Corpus Christi.

Mrs. Sherman Green and daughter and son Pamela and Wallis, recently accompanied Mrs. Green's brother, Russell Wallis, to Conroe for a stay with relatives, returning by way of Houston.

Miss Bobbie Jean Green is home after an extended visit with relatives and friends in Houston, Austin, Rockdale and Seguin.

Mrs. S. M. Danner is home after a visit in Beeville with Mrs. Frank Looker. Mr. Danner and daughter Anita Joyce drove to Beeville for Mrs. Danner and spent the night there.

Mrs. Frank Pearce had a short visit with her sister from Beaumont recently at the home of their mother, Mrs. E. G. Green, Vanderbilt.

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Hafer of Cedar Bayou spent the week-end with Mr. Hafer's sister, Mrs. Marvin Powers, and left son LeRoy, Jr., for a longer visit. The Marvin Powerses also are enjoying a visit with Mrs. Jack Hafer and daughter Linda, of Shepherd.

Mr. Frank Pearce's brother, Harold Ben, and wife of Corpus Christi, were week-end guests.

Palacios Beacon, August 8, 1946
 


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Mr. and Mrs. "Bud" Stewart have as their guests Mr. Stewart's brother and family from Enid, Oklahoma.

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Cunningham came up from Kingsville where Mr. Cunningham is attending school, for the week-end with Mrs. Cunningham's parents.

The Phillip Mannings entertained at their bayshore place last week with a house party to which came Mr. Manning's brother and wife, the A. L. Bachelors, and his sister and husband, the John Dotys, of Damon and Mr. Manning's niece, Mrs. Mildred Viviel, and children of LaWard. The days were spent fishing and visiting.

Ab Siegfried set some kind of record for the camp with a catch of 90 trout and 2 redfish, and that was before he got his new pistol-grip steel rod with the built-in reel.

Mr. and Mrs. John Looker and daughter were over from Beeville to spend Sunday with the Albert Siegfrieds.

Mrs. Charles Wilson and sons, Wilford and Charles, Jr., drove to Houston and Galveston last week.

The Sherman Greens had a week-end jaunt to Seguin.

Palacios Beacon, August 15, 1946
 


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Highlight of activities in the community last week was the shower given Mrs. E. Johs, whose home recently was destroyed by fire. The party, was planned and refreshments prepared by Mrs. Joe Hurta, and many friends inside and outside the district came to the schoolhouse gifts calculated to make the Johs' future home more attractive. Arrangements for pre-cut lumber have been made in Houston, and work on the new home should begin within a week or two.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hurta entertained a group from Dallas last week, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Salmons and son. They enjoyed a fish fry at Port Lavaca and suffered a back-bake during an afternoon of swimming.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Green have Mr. Green's father, E. A. Green, with them for some fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. King entertained Mrs. King's brother, Ned Byrd, and friend, Bob Allaire, both of Hawkins, last week. The boys were on their way to Galveston and a tour of the southern states.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier and children, Kenneth, Norman and William Alvin, left for San Antonio and points west on a vacation whose length will be determined by the hot weather they encounter.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pearce spent the week-end with Mrs. Pearce's mother at Vanderbilt.

The Frank Stewarts are settled in their new home, with improvements being added daily.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Milam and daughters, Dollie Ann and Berry Jo, were dinner guests of the S. M. Danners Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, August 22, 1946
 


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Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Looker and son John and family were guests of the Albert Siegfrieds over the week end.

Wilford Wilson drove to Austin for a visit with friends and to get his sister, Ida Mae, who has been in school there the past year.

Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club will meet with Mrs. Lela Boles Thursday afternoon, September 5.

Marcus Oliver of Houston was an overnight visitor of the Marvin Powerses.

The Howard Cookes visited Mrs. Cooke's brother, H. H. Back, and family near Freeport and brought young Charles back with them for a week's stay.

Election at the schoolhouse with J. V. Brocker in charge, Saturday, brought out 24 votes.

Miss Ann Brandon spent a couple of days with Dana Kay Paris this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Manning of Bay City were guests for several days of Mr. Manning's brother, Phillip Manning.

Word comes that Mrs. Sallie Hill is staying with her sister at Humble, while convalescing from an eye operation at Houston several weeks ago. Mrs. Hill is still undergoing treatment.

Palacios Beacon, August 29, 1946
 


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Mr. and Mrs. J. E. King and children have gone to Winsborough, where they were called by the death of Mrs. King's grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Siegfried headed for Oklahoma City to spend part of their vacation with relatives and friends.

The Phillip Mannings' week-end guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Manning of Bay City and Mrs. Jimmie Howe and two children of Old Ocean.

Mr. and Mrs. Rampmeier and children have returned from a grand vacation in New Mexico, where they visited the Tony Hurtas of Jal, and with them drove to Carlsbad Caverns.

Friends of Mr. John Neuszer will be happy to know that he is progressing satisfactorily on his return to death after being taken to a Houston hospital. Mrs. Neuszer is with him and his daughter and family, the Alvin Rampmeiers, have been making regular trips to Houston to visit him.

Mrs. Sallie Hill and her sister, Miss Ruth Woodrome, are busy getting things in shape for Deutschburg school opening Monday the 9th.

Palacios Beacon, September 5, 1946
 


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Ida Mae, Charles and Wilford Wilson made a week-end trip to Houston and Channelview, where they picked up their sister and family, the Dub Boekers, and drove to Galveston and Texas City.

Earl Ringo and family have moved to Palacios and their former home is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs and son Frank, until all material is available to build their new home.

Mrs. Oswald Kubecka recently had as their guests her sister, Adele Gerhard and husband's sister, Florence Kubecka, who are working in Austin. Mrs. Kubecka took the girls to Victoria to catch the bus home, and while in Victoria visited with friends.

Miss Irene Gerhard spent a couple of days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Murel Dillard. Mr. Dillard's parents, the Mark Dillards of Palacios, spent a few days with them also.

Johnny Johs and wife of Houston spent part of their vacation with Mr. Johs' parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Johs. The Johs family enjoyed a family reunion at the home of Joe Johs recently at which were present, Capt. and Mrs. Albert Johs. The latter have returned to Maryland, from which they will go to Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schmidt and children of Victoria, were recent visitors of the Frederick Schmidt family.

Newlyweds in our community are Mr. and Mrs. Ed Watzlavik, who occupy the Frank Marek farmhouse. Mr. Watzlavik is an employee of Skelly Oil Company, and Mrs. Watzlavik is the former Ethel Harris of LaWard.

Mrs. Frank Pearce left for Houston Sunday to be with her mother Mrs. E. G. Green of Vanderbilt during an operation.

Mr. John Neuszer has been returned home from a Houston hospital and continues improvement,.

Mrs. Sallie Hill and Miss Ruth Woodrome have as their guest, Miss Ella Loos of Yoakum.

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Manning and sons, Phillip, Jr., and Alfred, and Miss Jo Ann Fox, drove to Yoakum Sunday to help celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. Maning's sister and husband, the A. Listners.

Mrs. Joe Hurta and Mrs. Joe Johs attended a two-day homemaking institute in Edna sponsored by the Home Demonstration Council.

Palacios Beacon, September 12, 1946
 


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Mr. Frank Pearce was taken to Bay City hospital last week for an emergency appendectomy, from which he still is in serious condition. Mrs. Pearce, who had gone to Houston for the operation of her mother, was called home. Her mothers' condition remains unimproved.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Siegfried are home from a vacation in Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

Mrs. J. H. Paris of Dallas is visiting her son, D. D. Paris and family.

Wilford and Charles Wilson accompanied Miss Ida Mae Wilson to Houston where Miss Wilson spent Friday night with Miss Ermine Harbison of Palacios. Saturday they continued to Texas City where Miss Wilson will teach in the grammar school.

Folks of Francitas Gas Camp enjoyed some delicious shrimp from a catch of L. C. McMichiel's shrimp boat last week.

Mrs. Marvin Powers had as her guests last week her mother, Mrs. John Hafer of Shepherd, and her aunt, Mrs. Callie Bigler of Houston.

Palacios Beacon, September 19, 1946
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met with Mrs. Murel Dillard on Wednesday, September 25th, at 2:00 P. M. Thirteen members, six visitors, and Miss Guthrie were present.

The president called the meeting to order, and the secretary called the roll and read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved.

Election of officers were held and the following were elected: Mrs. Joe Tanner, president; Mrs. E. H. Sandlin, vice president; Mrs. E. E. Johs, secretary and treasurer; and Mrs. Frank Stewart, council delegate. Mrs. O. R. Kubecka was elected as the club nominee for the county T. H. D. A. chairman, who will be elected at the next council meeting. The new president appointed Mrs. Joe Hurta as 1947 club reporter.

The organization of a Meat Club was discussed and it was decided to obtain more information first.

Miss Guthrie invited all club members to attend Council at Edna, on October 8th, to hear the reports of the delegates who attended the T. H. D. A. meeting in Amarillo.

Miss Guthrie discussed fitting garments, and gave us some very helpful ideas and suggestions.

The club women will meet at the home of Mrs. E. Johs for an all-day meeting with a covered dish luncheon on Thursday, October 3rd, at which time they will complete the quilt.

The hostess served refreshments of sandwiches and grape juice and the meeting adjourned to meet on Oct. 17th with Mrs. Joe Tanner.--Reporter, Mrs. O. R. Kubecka

Palacios Beacon, October 10, 1946
 



Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

The home of Mrs. Jaul J. Gerhard was the scene of the annual Christmas party of the Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club on December 12th, at 2:00 o'clock.

The living and dining rooms were festive looking in their Christmas decorations, and the living room had the prettily decorated Christmas tree as its main attraction.

After seventeen members, Miss Guthrie, and three visitors had gathered, everyone got into the Christmas spirit by singing "Joy to the World." Several entertaining games were then played, and the program ended with everyone receiving a gift from under the tree.

Refreshments of sandwiches, fruit cake with whipped cream, coffee and cocoa were served from a lace-laid table, decorated with a Christmas arrangement in crystal of Turk's Caps and candles.

All left wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and hoping to see each one at Mrs. Louis Kopnicky's on January 9th, for the first meeting of 1947.

Mrs. O. K. Kubecka

Palacios Beacon, January 9, 1947
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club had their first meeting of the year at the home of Mrs. Louis Kopnicky, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2 o'clock with fourteen members present.

The new club president, Mrs. Joe Tanner, called the meeting to order. After the opening exercises, minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The Year Books were filled and the following Club Committees appointed: Year Book, Mrs. Joe Hurta; Recreation, Mrs. M. W. Dillard; Good Neighbor, Mrs. O. R. Kubecka; Finance, Mrs. Joe Johs; Marketing Committee, Mrs. Eric Johs.

Mrs. O. R. Kubecka reported the club had on hand Jan. 1, 1947, $8.85. Mrs. Kubekca, Mrs. Joe Johs and Mrs. Alvin Rampmeier were appointed as a committee for serving refreshments at the Land Owners Association meeting to be held at the school house, January 24, thanks to the president of the F. D. L. O. A. The association is to pay the ladies for their trouble and the proceeds will be given to our club.

Mrs. Sallie Hill gave a brief talk on the new school lunch law. Hereafter Mrs. Howard Cooke will send a timely reminder to each Club member, so as Club Days will not be overlooked.

After all business was finished, a delightful social hour was enjoyed, during which refreshments of sandwiches, cup cakes and coffee were served by the ladies.

The next meeting of the club will be on Thursday, Jan. 30th, with Mrs. Howard Cooke, as hostess. We are looking forward to a busy year and visitors, also new members, are welcome at all times.--Club Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, January 23, 1947
 


Deutschburg Land Owners Elect Officers At Annual Meeting

The Francitas-Deutschburg Land Owners meeting as the Deutschburg school, Friday night, was quite successful. There was a large attendance of resident land owners and a few out of state owners were present. The meeting was called to elect new officers.

The following officers were elected: P. J. Gerhart, re-elected president; J. V. Brocker, vice-president; Louis Kopnicky, secretary; E. H. Sandlin, treasurer.

After a short business session, the meeting adjourned and the crowd enjoyed a real neighborly get-together that lasted until midnight. Some played "42," others danced and still others just visited with neighbors and made new acquaintances.

The Ladies Home Demonstration Club served refreshments of hot dogs, sandwiches, doughnuts, coffee and cocoa and earned $14.61 for the club. It was like giving a party and being paid for it.

Palacios Beacon, January 30, 1947
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Howard Cooke, January 30 at 2 P. M. There were 17 members and five visitors present.

The Club voted to donate three dollars to the "March of Dimes."

Following a brief business session, Miss Guthrie, our County Home Demonstration Agent, gave a very interesting demonstration on Kitchen Equipment for Cooking, Serving and Cleaning.

After the meeting was adjourned, refreshments were served by the hostess and a delightful social hour followed.

We are happy to welcome Mrs. Charles Thatcher, Mrs. Frank Pierce and Mrs. Ed Wotzslavik as new members in our club.--Mrs. Joe Hurta, Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, February 6, 1947
 


Country Store Sale At Deutschburg Feb. 15 For Hospital Fund

Deutschburg Women's Home Demonstration Club has decided to conduct its campaign for funds for equipment for the Palacios Hospital by means of a country store and white elephant sale, finishing off with bingo, dancing and refreshments. Date for the sale and entertainment will be Friday evening, February 14, beginning at 8 o'clock, at the Deutschburg school. Fresh eggs, butter, home canned fruits and vegetables, and other country produce will be sold at attractive prices. White elephant goods gathered up to date include furniture, radios, feed sacks, books, magazines, dishes, patterns, small farm and auto equipment, and numerous articles, useful and otherwise, at bargain prices. There will be 5c tables, 10c tables, and even surprise packages.

A bingo game will be running most of the evening to relieve shoppers of any stray nickels they may wish to squander. Sandwiches, pie and cake with coffee will be sold. Dancing will provide an outlet for any energy still available at the end of the evening.

All in all, the evening is designed to furnish a painless means of extracting funds for a project from which all in Palacios' environs stand to benefit.

It is hoped that a large number of prospective buyers will present themselves during the evening. A postcard to Mrs. H. A. Cooke, Star Route, will bring a truck to your door for any usable article you may wish to donate for the sale.

Palacios Beacon, February 6, 1947
 


Country Store Sale at Deutschburg Friday Night to Aid Hospital Fund

Enthusiasm is running high out in Deutschburg community over the country store white elephant sale and fun night planned for Friday evening, February 14, at Deutschburg School, as a means of raising funds for Palacios hospital equipment. Hens are being urged to overproduction, cows are getting pep talks, attics are being searched for antiques or just plain old things Mother put away and forgot about. Bingo prizes are being collected, "42" experts are going over strategic plays to use in the tournament designed to name the community champion. Pies are baking, coffee is brewing and some choice records are being gathered up for the dancing which will end the evening.

Last-minute good news is that we'll have hill-billy music and old time favorites furnished by Ed Warzlavik, John Maynard, Phillip Manning, Sr. and John Edward Martin, some really good string hoe-down.

Folks always have fun at  Deutschburg, and this will be fun mixed with excellent bargains in food stuffs and miscellany.

Already, valuable donations have been made for the white elephant sale. For instance, there's a Philco table radio, 1930 model. We've spent $25 on this radio in the past year and it still brings in the programs, but gets mushy-mouthed just when the villain is in hot pursuit, or the hero is getting in some effective arguments. It will tide you over until you get that super-duper set, and it's yours for $5. Folding playpen with floor. We don't need it--at present. What's your offer?

Here's a stepon-type tire pump. Even the salesman tried to argue us out of buying it, but it seemed such a wonderful invention, taking the work out of tire pumping. Well, we're convinced, now, and you may take a course in mountain climbing with it for a mere 50c.

Here's a good buy! A glass angel food cake pan, but don't try to bake an angel food cake in it. Most of the batter ends up on the oven racks. Just won't hold a recipe, but fine for fruit and pound cakes. Yours for a quarter.

We have dressers, end tables, chairs, what-not racks and whatnots, old costume jewelry, dishes, vases, magazines, feed sacks, toys, and more coming in.

Best and surest way to Deutschburg is out No. 35 to the marked Carancahua-Deutschburg intersection, turn right and we're a few miles down the road.

Friday evening, February 14, at Deutschburg School, at 8:00 p. m.

Committee chairmen busying Joe Johs, sales; Mrs. O. R. Kubecka, food; Mr. Joe Johs, Bingo; Mr. Wilford Wilson, "42"; Mr. Paul Gerhard, dancing; Mrs. H. A. Cooke, publicity.

Palacios Beacon, February 13, 1947
 


Country Store Sale at Deutschburg Nets $154.71 For Local Hospital Fund.

Deutschburg Women's Home Demonstration Club's country store and white elephant sale last Friday evening was a hilarious success, thanks to the efforts of the whole countryside. Folks from Palacios, Carancahua, Midway, La Ward and other point came to buy, to play, to dance, and left a sum, which, in the final counting, netted $154.71 and three pence and one centavo for the Palacios Hospital Equipment Fund.

At the end of the evening, only a small box of assorted oddments was left of the many things offered. The things they bought! Even the crutches sold, though Guy Claybourn forgot to take them home. Remember the radio we advertised last week? Sherman Green bought it and resold it before he got outside the schoolhouse for $2 profit so we took the difference for a subscription to the Beacon. Small fry bought most of the ladies' handbags and all the funny books. Folks bought furniture, household articles, canned foods, eggs, clothing, toys, jewelry and a mouse trap. Late in the evening, Muriel Fox came out with a large batch of stuff which turned up when she moved her shop next door temporarily, and the sale was on again. Such expert arguments were given by the sales ladies and at least one of them rebought an article she had contributed to the sale. Behind the elephant counter were Mrs. Joe Johs, Mrs. Frank Stewart and Mrs. H. A. Cooke. Cashier Mrs. Marvin Powers had a line waiting sometimes six deep to pay for purchases.

When the buying slowed up, the hungry crowd attacked pies, sandwiches, cake, coffee, chocolate milk, and even delicious Kulochies (however you spell it) and were served by Mesdames O. R. Kubecka, Erich Johs, Sallie Hill, Louis Kopnicky, while Mesdames Murel Dillard, Lela Boles and Misses Louise Hurta and Ruth Woodrome blushed unseen over a fountain of dirty dishes in the kitchen. When it appeared everyone was stuffed and scads of sandwiches and pie still remained, Mrs. S. M. Danner who had cashiered the food sales, put on her auction hat and disposed of all the pies and a bunch of sandwiches, and even a few slow movers in household goods.

Alvin and Kenneth Rampmeier, and S. M. Danner kept a crowd at the Bingo tables all evening, and Joseph Tanner kibitzed the "42" tables.

Music by John Maynard, Ed Watslavik, John Edward Martin and Stanley and Louis Kopnicky entertained the sitters and enlivened the dancers, who finally tried some square dancing called by Jesse Munds. Dancing master Howard Cooke (temporarily lamed) tapped shoulders to collect for dancing and tried a round or two himself. We think every one had fun and hope the evening developed no immediate patients for the new hospital.

Sorry we couldn't pick up the kitchen cabinet offered by Lloyd Olson, Star Route, but if you need one and buy it, we get the proceeds. Sales didn't end with the evening. Next morning, club members cleaning up dug around in the box and bought some more.

We singned the following persons for Palacios Beacon subscriptions: Marvin Powers Stanley Kopnicky, Sherman Green, S. M. Danner, Ed Watslavik, Steve Watslavik, Joe Johs, D. D. Paris, J. V. Brocker, and H. A. Cooke. Entire proceeds of new subscriptions taken went to the fund.

Donations of white elephants, food, or money by persons outside Deutschburg community and the Athena Club were made by: Mesdames R. L. Price, Jess Munds, John Bolling, G. A. Salsbury, Ben Hilburn, Ted Fields, W. C. Gray, R. J. Sisson, B. W. Trull, C. W. Nester, R. T. Phillips, Geo. Hunter, Carlton Crawford, Carroll Cairnes, L. D. Chappell, V. G. Way, Paul Gerhard, Clarence Buller, and Miss Alpha Bussell. D. M. Green gave us a pickup load of stuff, which melted away during the evening, with only two huge ceiling globes left.

Thanks to everybody for contributing to a grand evening.

Palacios Beacon, February 20, 1947
 


Farewell Party Given C. J. Hansens In Deutschburg Area

Members of Deutschburg community gathered at the schoolhouse Sunday evening for a farewell party honoring Mr. and Mrs. Christian J. Hansen, who have moved to Palacios after 33 years in Deutschburg. After an evening of games, visiting and refreshment, the Hansens were presented with potted plants for their new home and a leather book of autographed good wishes from their former neighbors. Palacios guests were Mrs. Dell Arnold, Mrs. Jennie Marco and Mrs. Mary Breuer.

Palacios Beacon, February 20, 1947
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met Feb. 20 at the home of Mrs. O. R. Kubecka. There were 13 members present.

The club voted to pay 35c per member to the Council fund from the club treasury.

The Country Store and White Elephant sale given by the club on Feb. 14 was a great success and much enjoyed by all. The sum of $157.71 was collected and given to the Palacios Hospital Fund.

Mrs. Eric Johs was elected candidate for delegate to the District T. H. D. A. meeting in Port Lavaca.

Mrs. O. R. Kubecka gave a very interesting demonstration on the four ways to cook meat. After the demonstration the ladies enjoyed a nice neighborly chat while Mrs. Kubecka served slices of the roast she had prepared in the demonstration. It was delicious served on bread with the pan gravy, cole slaw, and cookies and coffee.

The club will meet March 13, with Mrs. Lela Boles.--Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, February 26, 1947
 


Results of School Trustee Elections

 

The following are the official returns of Saturday's school trustee elections throughout Jackson County:

 

COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICTS

 

District 20--Deutschburg

 

W. L. Wilson......................28

P. L. Manning....................22

John Rampmeier.................4

 

The Edna Weekly Herald, April 15, 1948

 


Deutschburg H. D. C. “Jitney” Supper.

The “Jitney Supper,” given at the Deutschburg school house Friday night, sponsored by the Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club was well attended. Proceeds were $39.20; less some expenses.

Games of 43 and dancing were enjoyed later in the evening.

Thanks to each and everyone who contributed to make the supper a success.

--Reporter                                                           

Edna Herald, November 24, 1949
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met August 7 at the home of Mrs. Howard Tanner. Plans for the exhibits for the Jackson County Fair were discussed along with other plans for the club.

An electrical demonstration was presented by Mary Dillard and Verle Miller, members of the 4-H Roundup Club. This same demonstration by these girls was presented at the home of Mrs. Hobbins at Pledger on July 25.

This meeting was adjourned and delicious refreshments were served by our hostess. Our next meeting will be an all day meeting on Septemer 6 at the home of Mrs. Muriel Miller. This meeting will be on various hand crafts.--Reporter N. Wilson.

Palacios Beacon, August 16, 1956
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club met at Deutschburg School on March 25 at 7:45 p. m. The minutes of the previous meeting were read.

Mr. Douglas gave the checks to the member who had exhibits in the fair and talked about the show. He also talked about the records and handed out record forms.

Cecelia Loff gave a demonstration on how to repair an extension cord.—Reporter, Clinton Loff.

Palacios Beacon, April 11, 1962
 


D-C Security Club Holds Quarterly Meeting November 26

The Deutschburg-Carancahua Security Club held its regular quarterly meeting in the Community Center of Carancahua, Tuesday night, November 26th.

Vice-president Virgil Farley presided. Secretary Mrs. B. J. Wesselman read the minutes and gave the Treasurer’s report.

The report of the Tri-Community Float Committee was given by Mrs. O. R. Kubecka and Mrs. Merle Dillard. Necessary bills were allowed.

It was voted the Security Club would become the sponsor of the Tri-Community Fair Booth and Float and that necessary socials be held to finance them.

The Civil Defense Committee was represented by Clinton Solomon and B. J. Wesselman. After the discussion on the feasibilities of a dual purpose shelter, J. L. Stewart was requested to contact the Jackson County Civil Defense office in Edna. On Monday, December 3rd, he contacted Mr. Bill Dewey of the Edna Chamber of Commerce who is also Civil Defense Chief to learn if our areas are included in a County Plan for Disaster. At present the same type of Civil Defense classes that Mr. J. G. Smith and Mr. Harry Treybig of Palacios sponsored in our communities in February are being taught in Edna. Literature can be obtained and we are welcome to attend their classes or they would sponsor a class here. The only information on shelters was on some concrete ones built by private concerns at outrageous prices. We will be notified if more information, plans or materials are available.

Mr. Stewart stated that a two-way radio would be placed in the Francitas Plant by Sheriff Watson’s department and since they have men on duty 24 hours per day constant direct communications with the Sheriff’s department will be available.

The next regular meeting will be the fourth Tuesday in February, but if need arises a called meeting will be held.

Refreshments were served after the meeting.—Reported by Mrs. B. J. Wesselman.

Palacios Beacon, December 6, 1962
 


All Officers Re-Elected By Deutschburg Club

The Deutschburg Community Center held its annual election of officers at its last meeting December 11. The following slate of officers were reelected by acclamation:

Jack Stewart, president; Paul Cooper, vice-president; Mrs. Joyce Manning, secretary and treasurer.

The annual March of Dimes Sea Food supper will be held as usual in the near future, with more and better facilities for serving available. There will be an announcement on this in the future.

Palacios Beacon, December 20, 1962
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club met at Deutschburg school house at 7:30 p. m. January 14. The new president, Dannie Kubecka, called the meeting to order and all new officers took office.

Linda Dillard gave a council report and Mrs. Smothers, the home demonstration agent, gave a discussion on how to give a demonstration.

The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served.—Reporter, Clinton Loff.

Palacios Beacon, January 24, 1963
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club met at the Deutschburg School on January 28. President Danny Kubecka called the meeting to order at 7:30 p. m. Thirty-three members answered roll call and two new members joined the club. The annual 4-H calendars were distributed to the members.

Paul Fields gave a talk on Parliamentary Procedure.

Mr. Douglas, the assistant county agent, discussed broiler production, the names for parts of swine and calf (nomen clature), and cuts of beef, lamb, and pork.

Refreshments were served after the meeting.—Clinton Loff, Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, January 31, 1963
 


Seafood Supper To Aid March of Dimes At Deutschburg Sat.

The annual March of Dimes Seafood Supper will be held at the Deutschburg Community Center, Saturday, February 2, from 5:30 ‘til. Adult plates will be $1.25 and children plates 75c.

Palacios Beacon, January 31, 1963
 


Security Club To Meet

The Deutschburg-Carancahua Security Club will hold its regular quarterly meeting Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 p. m. at Deutschburg.

This is an important meeting as election of officers will be held.

Palacios Beacon, February 21, 1963
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

Round-Up 4-H Club was called to order in February 11 at Deutschburg School at 7:30 p. m. Twenty-three members were present.

Linda Dillard gave a council report and discussed the exhibits in the fair. The meeting was adjourned.

Mrs. Smothers gave a demonstration on the types of exhibits to be entered and what time they would be entered and what time they would leave the fair grounds. Entry blanks for those who were raising an animal for the fair were distributed.

Refreshments were served after the discussion.—Clinton Loff, Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, February 21, 1963
 


Security Club To Meet

The Deutschburg-Carancahua Security Club will hold its regular quarterly meeting Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 p. m. at Deutschburg.

This is an important meeting as election of officers will be held.

Palacios Beacon, February 21, 1963
 


Card of Appreciation

The people of the Deutschburg community would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped or donated in any way to make their March of Dimes supper so successful.

After all expenses were paid, we had a net profit of $621.02. This amount was evenly divided between Jackson and Matagorda Counties.

Palacios Beacon, February 21, 1963
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club was called to order at Deutschburg School on February 25 at 7:35 p. m. The roll was called and the minutes of the previous meeting were read. The members then went outside to see a demonstration given by Danny and Douglas Kubecka on how to show a calf.

Paul Fields gave a demonstration on how to block a lamb. The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 and refreshments were served.—Clinton Loff, Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, March 7, 1963

 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club was called to order at 7:40 p. m. on Mar. 11 at the Deutschburg School. The roll was called and the minutes read.

Patrolman Poplin of Houston gave a talk and showed two films on Highway Safety. He also distributed several pamphlets on this subject. Mrs. Smothers, the home demonstration agent, was also present.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 and refreshments were served.—Clinton Loff, reporter.

Palacios Beacon, March 21, 1963
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The 4-H Round-Up Club met at the Deutschburg Community Center, April 8, with Linda Gillette giving a council report. The girls’ public speaking contest was held April 20th.

All boys’ and girls’ exhibits will be in Rosenberg, April 27. Records are due in May.

After the meeting was adjourned, Mrs. Smothers led a panel discussion on grooming. The panel included Cecilia Loff, Danny Kubecka, Linda Gillett, Mrs. Koch, Mr. Pearce, Robert Koch. After the discussion refreshments were served.—Clinton Loff, Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, April 25, 1963
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club held its meeting at the Deutschburg school at 7:30 p. m., April 22.

The meeting started with the reading of the minutes and several announcements from Mr. Douglas, one of which was that the entomology team, representing our club, would go to state.

A record meeting will be held in Carancahua and Deutschburg.

Mr. Douglas showed a film of the fair and refreshments were served.—Reporter, Clinton Loff.

Palacios Beacon, May 2, 1963
 


Security Club Dance At Deutschburg Sat. Night For Float Fund

The Security Club of Carancahua-Deutschburg and Midway is sponsoring a dance Saturday night, July 27, at the Deutschburg school house to raise funds for their float to be entered in the Jackson County Fair.

The dance will begin at 8 p. m. Refreshments consisting of cold drinks, sandwiches, pie and cake will be sold during the evening.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of fun.

Palacios Beacon, July 25, 1963
 


Security Club To Meet Tuesday At 8:00 P. M.

The Security Club will hold their regular meeting at the Deutschburg School House, Tuesday, September 3 at 8 p. m.

All members from Carancahua, Midway and Deutschburg are urged to be present as a discussion on the “Fair Float” will be held.

Palacios Beacon, August 29, 1963
 


Midway-Deutschburg-Carancahua Win Spots at Jackson Co. Fair

The Carancahua-Deutschburg-Midway communities’ Agricultural Booth at the Jackson County Fair won fourth place. Those serving on the committee were Mrs. Oswald Kubecka and Louise Dillard from Deutschburg; Harold Sells, Edwin and Milam Simons from Midway; Mrs. Virgil Farley, Mrs. B. T. Elliott, Mrs. F. M. Frankson, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Stuhrenberg, co-chairmen, and Alvin Bannert, chairman, of Carancahua.

In the Agriculture Crop display, 20 ribbons were won out of 21 entries. They were:
Lloyd Frankson, hay, red ribbon.
Edwin Stuhrenberg, maize, red; cotton, blue; clover, red; maize head, red; eggs, blue.
Virgil Farley, okra, red; sweetpepper, blue; kumquats, red.
Jerome Kovar, eggs, red; red potatoes, red.
Ruby Parrish, soap, blue.
Wilbur Eggemeyer, cotton, red.
Ben Wesselmaqn, maize, red.
Oswald Kubecka, rice, red.
Harold Sells, clover, red.
Howard Tanner, tomatoes, blue and sorghum heads, red.
Elmer Abraham, okra, red.
Merle Dillard, hegari, red.

It is hoped that next year more people in our communities will save products to be displayed at the county fair. For our county fair is what each of us help make it to be.

“By the Sea” was the theme of the Carancahua-Deutschburg-Midway float and representing these communities on the float were Duchess Melvena Tanner, Palacios High School senior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tanner; Larry Dillard, escort, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Dillard; Junior Duchess, Carrol Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Rice and Junior Escort Gene Kubecka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Kubecka.

Palacios Beacon, September 26, 1963
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club was called to order at 7:40 on September 23 at the Deutschburg school house. The motto, pledge and prayer were said and the minutes read.

Mrs. Koch, chairman of our float for the Rice Festival asked a committee to meet at her house to cut letters and emblems to be used on the float. Another committee was assigned to meet at Cynthia Loff’s house to prepare the corn, also at Ramsey’s. Mrs. Kubecka took the name of those who could work at the concession stand at the Rice Festival.

The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served.—Cynthia Loff, reporter.

Palacios Beacon, October 3, 1963
 


Charlie W. Polifka, Former Area Resident Buried in California

Word has been received of the death of Charlie W. Polifka in Watsonville, Calif. on September 9. Rosary was recited Sept. 11 at 7:30 p. m. in the Mehts Colonial Chapel and funeral services were held at 8:45 a. m. September 12. Interment was in the Watsonville, Cemetery.

Born November 5, 1875, in Donnerwitz, Austria, he came to the United States with his parents when two years of age, settling in Ellis County, Kansas. While living there he married Pauline Karlin, who preceded him in death two years ago. They moved to Raton, New Mexico in 1903 and in October 1910 came to Blessing, Texas. In 1919 they moved to California where they lived until 1932 when they returned to live on their farm in the Deutschburg community. Returning to California in the early 1940s.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen Letternich of Watsonville; two sons, Joe Polifka of Ventura, Calif. and Col. Frank Polifka of Washington, D. C., six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Emilia Campbell of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Anna Johnson of Osceola, Missouri.

Palacios Beacon, October 24, 1963
 


Round-Up 4-H Club

The Round-Up 4-H Club meeting was called to order at the Deutschburg school house on December 9 at 7:45 p. m.

There was an election of officers for 1964 and the members with their families participated in the Christmas party after the meeting.

Mr. Douglas made an announcement that the Progress Show would be Saturday, December 14 but the date was forwarded to some time in January due to the inclement weather.

Refreshments were served after the meeting.   --Clinton Loff, reporter

Palacios Beacon, December 19, 1963
 


Deutschburg H D Club Women Enjoy Dinner, Plan Year's Program

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met January 16 with Mrs. Joe Hurta as hostess.

The first meeting of the year is always an all day meeting with a covered dish luncheon. The ladies assembled at 10:30 a. m. and the rest of the morning was spent filling in year books, discussing programs of work and appointing committee chairmen for the year.

After lunch the meeting was called to order by the new president, Mrs. Virginia Cornett. Mr. Joe Hurta gave a short reading on the Epistle of James I.

Nine members answered roll call, each giving her idea of "When is a bargain, a bargain."

After a short business session, the meeting was turned over to Mrs. Joe Hurta, the leader for this time. Her demonstration was an exhibit of food and articles that may be bought in a grocery store with a page from the family account book with the title "Is It All Food."

The forthcoming March of Dimes Seafood Supper, set for Feb. 15, was discussed.

Our axiom to live by at this time: "Remember when you talk you only repeat what you already know, but if you listen you may learn something."

Needless to say, a good time was had by all.--Reporter

Palacios Beacon, January 23, 1964
 


Deutschburg-Carancahua Security Club Selects Wesselman For Trustee

The Deutschburg-Carancahua Security Club met Tuesday, Jan. 28th, in the Deutschburg Community Center.

After routine business was completed, O. R. Kubecka, a member of the Palacios Independent School Board, announced that positions No. 1 and 2 for Palacios Independent School Trustees would be elected in April. Position No. 1 is now held by Mr. Kubecka.

In line with the established policy of our Security Club, the two communities of Deutschburg and Carancahua alternate each term with offering a nominee from our areas to serve on the Palacios Independent School Board. B. J. Wesselman from the Carancahua Community was unanimously chosen to be our entry for Position 1 on the School Trustee Election.

Mrs. O. R. Kubecka and Mrs. M. Dillard served refreshments.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 1st in the Carancahua Community Center.

Palacios Beacon, February 6, 1964
 


Annual Seafood Supper At Deutschburg To Aid March of Dimes

The Annual Seafood Supper for the March of Dimes will be held Saturday, February 15, at Deutschburg Community Center on Farm-Market Road 1862.

Serving will begin at 5:30 p. m. Adult plates are $1.25 and children’s 75 cents each.

A cake auction will also be held.

Palacios Beacon, February 6, 1964
 


M. O. D. Supper At Deutschburg Saturday

For good fellowship and and a good meal, and at the same time help a good cause, attend the Seafood Supper Saturday evening at the Deutschburg Community Center, Farm-to-Market Road 1862, for the benefit of the March of Dimes.

Serving will begin at 5:30 p. m. and adult plates will be $1.25 and children's 75 cents each.

A cake auction will also be held.

Palacios Beacon, February 13, 1964
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club held its regular monthly meeting January 29 with Mrs. Annie Gerhard as hostess. Ten members answered roll call by naming “My Favorite Dinner Menu.” Mrs. Joe Hurta gave a short reading “Middle Age” from this month’s Messenger. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Mrs. Ruby Parrish will be our candidate for delegate to the District T. H. D. A.

Two visitors were welcomed to the meeting by President Cornett, they were a former member of our club Mrs. Mackie Manning and Mrs. D. H. Stewart.

The County Home Demonstration Agent, Miss Sybil Guthrie, gave a short parliamentary drill and discussed the importance of conducting a meeting orderly.

For her demonstration on Quick Meals, bulletins on quick meals, good meals, conserving nutritive values in foods, family meals at low cost, food and weight, food guide for older people were given to all present. These were discussed, then the meeting adjourned.

Refreshments were served by the hostess. Our axiom at this time: “Genuine Homemaking is a business, a science and an art. It is the greatest of all professions.”—Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, February 13, 1964
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met Wednesday, February 19 in the home of Mrs. M. W. Dillard, vice-president. Mrs. O. R. Kubecka called the meeting to order. Six members answered roll call, each naming “A bargain I didn’t get.”

Mrs. Annie Gerhard gave the council report. County council recommendations for special study were discussed. The Health and Safety program was then selected for our special study subject.

It was voted that we have a game party for our senior citizens to observe National Home Demonstration Week.

Mrs. O. R. Kubecka gave the demonstration on “Management of Time and Money for Special Events.”

The meeting adjourned. Games were played and refreshments were served by the hostess. We meet again March 3.—Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, February 27, 1964
 


Deutschburg Seafood Supper Nets $616.48 For March of Dimes

The Deutschburg Seafood Supper and Cake Auction netted $616.48, which was divided evenly between Jackson and Matagorda Counties.

We’d like to thank everyone who helped or donated to make it a success. Special thanks go to Lewis Grocery, Hamlin’s Grocery, Partain’s Food Market, Butterkrust, Holsum and Rainbo Bread Companies, C-Level Flying Service, Mr. Stallard, Mr. Rockenbaugh, and Verlin Murphy our auctioneer.

Palacios Beacon, February 27, 1964
 


Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club Meets With Co. Agent

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met March 3 with Mrs. Howard Tanner as hostess. Nine members were present.

Mrs. O. R. Kubecka called the meeting to order, then Mrs. Tanner read an article from Readers Digest. Each member answered roll call by telling “How I Plan My Clothing Budget.” Mrs. H. W. Dillard reported that $616.48 was cleared on the March-Of-Dimes Supper and Dave Whitlow of Edna won the cake. Money was taken for the council treasury.

Miss Sybil Guthrie, county agent, gave a demonstration on “When We Buy Our Clothing” then the meeting adjourned. After games were played, refreshments were served by the hostess. Our next meeting will be April 1.

Our axiom to live by at this time: “You are never fully dressed until you put on a smile.”—Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, March 12, 1964
 


Deutschburg H. D. Club Holds Meeting

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club met Wednesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Bertha Koch. Twelve members, two visitors and Miss Guthrie were present. Each member answered roll call “Why I Vote.” Mrs. Joe Hurta read the Home Demonstration creed.

Mrs. Giles from Ganado gave the report of the District Meeting held in Bellville.

Miss Guthrie urged all to attend the picnic, sponsored by the county Home Demonstration Council honoring Home Demonstration Week, on May 7 at the Lutheran Hall in Ganado.

It was voted to invite Senior Citizens of Carancahua to attend a “42” party honoring senior citizens in our community. The party will be Wednesday afternoon, May 6, from 1:30 to 4 p. m. and is being given to celebrate Home Demonstration Week.

Miss Guthrie’s demonstration was a study of “A Healthy Personality.”

Games were played and refreshments served by the hostess.

The club will meet on May 13 in the home of Mrs. Lillie Mae Pearce.

Our thought for today: “The 4 B’s of good citizenship are: Bible, backbone, brains and balance.”—Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, April 30, 1964
 


Old Citizens Honored By Deutschburg And Carancahua HD Clubs

The Deutschburg Home Demonstration Club sponsored a games party, honoring the senior citizens of Deutschburg and Carancahua communities, in commemoration of Home Demonstration Week. Progressive “42,” dominoes and scrabble were played. Numerous prizes were awarded to the oldest and youngest grandmothers, most grand-children, most great grandchildren and game winners.

Following refreshments of frozen fruit salad and cookies, coffee or tea, guests departed and “Why don’t we do this more often” was heard again and again.

Those attending  were Mesdames Eunice Shimek, Leta Frankson, Elsie Olson, Helen Frankson, Lillie Broussard, Mae Frankson, Sadie Greenawalt, Olga Volek, L. C. Donovan, Ida Wilson, Mary McCord, J. E. Tanner and a friend from El Campo, Anna Gerhard, Martha Kubecka, Louise Dillard, Vera Mae Poston, Lela Krueger, Estelle Tanner and Dora Mae Hurta.

Our sincere thanks to Mr. Poston for solving our water problems. Hats off to Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Estelle Tanner for the lovely Maypole centerpiece, King and Queen of May and gifts for guests.

Yes, Why don’t we do this more often?—Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, May 21, 1964
 


Deutschburg Supper Due

EDNA--The Deutschburg community will hold its annual March of Dimes seafood supper Saturday at the community center on Farm Road 1862. Serving will begin at 11 a. m. and continue until 9 p. m. at $1.50 per plate.

Mrs. Paul Cooper, a MOD co-chairman for Jackson-Matagorda counties, said the menu will be a choice of shrimp, oysters or fish with rice salad, beans, hot rolls, pie, coffee or tea.

The Joe Evans family of Corpus Christi will entertain with music during the evening.

Victoria Advocate, January 29, 1969
 


Deutschburg Club Plans Annual Event

PALACIOS--The annual seafood supper is being planned for Saturday by the Deutschburg Community Club for the benefit of the March of Dimes and the Community Club's building fund.

The Deutschburg community is located on Farm Road 1862 near Palacios.

Serving will begin at 11 a. m., and continue throughout the day until 9 p. m., with tickets at $1.50 per plate.

The menu will include shrimp, oysters or fish with beans, rice salad, pickles, onions, hot rolls and coffee or tea, with dessert extra. Food will also be prepared to take out.

Cakes and pies will be on sale, and a cake auction will be held during the evening. Musical entertainment will also be featured.

Mrs. Paul Cooper and Mrs. Oswald Kubecka are co-chairmen for the March of Dimes in Jackson and Matagorda Counties.

Victoria Advocate, February 5, 1970
 


Deutschburg Community Sets Supper

PALACIOS--The Deutschburg Community Club will hold its annual benefit seafood supper Saturday at the community center on Farm Road 1862.

Proceeds from the annual event go to the March of Dimes and the community center building fund.

Serving will begin at 11 a. m. and continue until 8 p.m. and tickets are priced at $1.50 each.

There will be a choice of shrimp, oysters or fish, served with beans, rice salad, hot rolls, coffee or tea and dessert will be extra.

There will also be a "to go" window for persons who wish to order and take their meal with them.

There will be a cake auction in the evening and a Shetland pony will be given away at a drawing that evening.

Victoria Advocate, February 4, 1971
 


Deutschburg Sets Annual MOD Benefit

PALACIOS--The annual seafood supper for the benefit of the March of Dimes will be held Feb. 5 in the Deutschburg community, located on Farm Road 1862 near Palacios.

The Deutschburg Community Club sponsors the event. Serving will begin at 11 a. m. and continue until 9 p. m. or later, with tickets at $2 per plate.

A choice will be available of shrimp, oysters or fish, served with beans, rice salad, pickles, onions, hot rolls, coffee or tea and dessert extra. Food also will be available to be taken out.

A cake auction will be held through the day and in the evening there will be a drawing on the special March of Dimes cake. Entertainment is planned during the noon hour.

Victoria Advocate, January 26, 1972
 


Deutschburg Supper Set

PALACIOS--The Deutschburg Community Club will sponsor its annual seafood supper Feb. 3 at the community center on Farm Road 1862.

The event will benefit the March of Dimes for Jackson and Matagorda Counties and the community club's building fund.

Serving will begin at 11 a. m. through 9 p. m Tickets will be choice of shrimp, oysters or fish served with beans, rice salad, pickles, onions, hot rolls, coffee or tea, with dessert extra. Food to go will be available.

A cake auction will be held throughout the day. Late in the evening there will be a drawing for a special March of Dimes cake.

Victoria Advocate, January 25, 1973
 


Seafood Supper Planned

DEUTSCHBURG--The annual Deutschburg Seafood Lunch and Supper will be Jan. 31 from 11 a. m. to 8 p. m. or later at the Community Center located on Farm Road 1862.

Tickets will be $3 per person.

There will be a choice of shrimp, oysters or fish served with beans, rice, salad, pickles, onions, hot rolls, coffee or tea, with desserts extra. There will be food to go.

A cake auction will be held throughout the day.

The annual event will benefit different charities in Jackson and Matagorda Counties.

Victoria Advocate, January 21, 1976
 

 

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