Blessing Newspaper Columns 1949


Blessing Newspaper Columns

1949
 

 


1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. M. D. Walker and Miss Esther Walker of Bay City, spent New Years Day with Mrs. Ruth Williams at the Blessing Hotel.

Mr. Abner M. Ussery made a business trip to Austin Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell this week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and girls were shoppers in Bay City Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda spent Sunday in Houston visiting Mr. and Mrs. David King.

Mrs. C. P. Butler and boys and Mrs. G. L. Heck and Sara Dee visited relatives in Clovis, New Mexico, Lorenzo and Lasbuddy last week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte had as their New Year’s dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger and children, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Terry and Mr. and Mrs. L. Hester, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan and Miss Mary Manley, Mrs. Danna Logan and John Logan.

Miss Betty Gene Matthes has returned to Nurse’s Training in Houston after spending the holidays with her father, Mr. F. E. Matthes.

Mr. “Buddie” Schulte of Houston visited with the Herreths and the Schultes last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola, Mrs. Olga Bennett and Cyril Tobola spent several days in Houston last week.

Visiting in the W. O. Selkirk home this week are: Mr. M. F. Flanagan of Longview, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thurber of Seehonk, Mass., and Mr. B. J. Flannagan of San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Waasley of Abilene visited in Blessing last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Phillips of Beaumont, and Miss Glenda Martindale of Jasper were visitors in the Schnurpel home last week.

Palacios Beacon, January 6, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Bauman and daughter, Patsy, made a trip to Caldwell, Texas, Saturday to visit with Mrs. Bauman’s parents.

Mrs. C. P. Butler and Mrs. Tracy Butler were shoppers in Bay City Thursday.

Mrs. Ted Davant, Teddy and Billy of Bay City visited friends in Blessing Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams and Sherry of Bay City were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Ruth Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thurber and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk visited with Mr. and Mrs. B. J Flanagan in San Antonio last week.

Mrs. F. J. Charanza and daughter Bernice of Caldwell are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Bauman this week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. A. M. Logan spent Sunday in Clemville with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger.

Mr. Bob Butler of Conroe visited with relatives here last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny made a business trip to Edna Saturday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Herreth and Joy, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children attended the Golden Wedding Anniversary Party of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gavender in Wadsworth Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gavender are Mrs. Herreth’s parents.

Mr. and Mrs. “Tine” Pickel of Corpus Christi visited with “Doc” Pickel this week-end. They also attended the Golden Wedding Anniversary Party of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gavender.

Mr. and Mrs. “Brownie” Rhodes and girls of Velasco and Mr. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio visited with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Palacios Beacon, January 13, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Special services were held Sunday at the Catholic Church to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 236 were the honor guests.

Mr. John Logan made a business trip to Houston Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert and children of Clemville visited with friends in Blessing Sunday.

Miss Mary Manley visited in Alvin, Texas Sunday.

Teddy Davant, of Bay City, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Sliva are the proud parents of a daughter, born Saturday, Feb. 5th, at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. V. C Murphy have received word from their son, John, that he will be stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark. He enlisted in the Army, January 25.

Abner Ussery, Jr., has returned to the University after a week’s visit with his parents here.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and boys and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lee attended the Fat Stock Show in Houston Sunday.

Mrs. Steve Kosarek was called to Shiner, Texas, to be at the bedside of her mother who is very ill.

Mr. Joe Bartlett of Dallas, is visiting the American Liberty Plant this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Spies and Mrs. A. C. Spies and son of Houston visited in the Foster home the week-end.

Mr. Gene Thomas has returned to his job in Houston after several weeks visit with his parents here.

Mrs. M. D. Walker and Miss Esther Walker of Bay City spent Sunday at the Blessing Hotel with Mrs. Ruth Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross of Freeport visited with Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard Saturday night.

Palacios Beacon, February 10, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Those who visited in the Albert Watzlavik home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Steve Watzlavik and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fakstov and children all of El Campo and Miss Faye James and Mr. and Mrs. Vacullin.

Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and daughters of Velasco spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mr. Frank Orsak of Victoria visited with his mother, Mrs. John Orsak, and the Jerry Orsaks.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston spent Sunday with his mother, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. Lance Williams visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. in Houston Saturday while son, Ronnie attended the Fat Stock Show.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and family and Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and family attended the wedding of their younger brother, Bob, in Conroe Friday evening.

The Pierces and the Lees attended the Valentine dance in Palacios Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Abel Pierce Jr. and children of Houston are spending a few days with his mother, Mrs. A. B. Pierce.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett visited in Houston over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Logan were dinner guests of the Harry Cowgers in Clemville Sunday.

Mrs. Steve Kosarek has returned home after spending a week with her mother who has been ill.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee made a trip to Giddings, Friday to be with his father who is ill.

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler spent the week-end in Corpus Christi visiting Mrs. Hilda White.

Mr. A. O. Yeager is ill this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Epperson were shoppers in Bay City Monday.

“Doc” Pickel is ill and was taken to the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo for treatment.

A religious play will be held at the Blessing Community Hall Saturday, February 19, at 7:30 o’clock by the students of the University of Corpus Christi.

Palacios Beacon, February 17, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

A large crowd attended the Religious Play given at the Blessing Community Hall Saturday night by the students of the University of Corpus Christi.

Mrs. M. D. Walker and Miss Esther Walker of Bay City spent several days of last week with Mrs. Ruth Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances spent the week-end in Houston visiting Mrs. Powell’s sisters.

Mr. Abner M. Ussery has returned home after several weeks visit in Austin.

Quite a large number of Blessing people attended the Shriners Ball in Palacios Saturday night.

Mr. Arthur Foster attended the scouts meeting in Bay City Monday night.

Miss Mary Manley and Mrs. Bert Logan were visitors in Palacios Thursday afternoon.

It is reported that “Doc” Pickel is doing nicely after an operation Friday morning at the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Logan attended the Rice-Baylor Basketball game in Houston Thursday night.

Cpl. Jno. Vaclavick of Camp Stonewall, Calif., is visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Vaclavick.

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway are visiting their daughter Mrs. Alvin Walker in Freeport this week.

Lee Pierce, Mel Lee, Johnnie Hornischer and Edward Matthes attended the Ninth District American Legion Meeting in Victoria. The guest speaker was Mr. McCraw.

Mrs. Avon Harter and Vona Mae left Saturday for San Antonio for a indefinite stay in interest of Vona’s health.

Mr. and Mrs. Jr. King and Linda spent several days in Houston last week.

Palacios Beacon, February 24, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. A. B. Pierce and her mother, Mrs. Hall were visitors in Bay City last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray [Roy] Williams and Sherry of Bay City, spent Sunday with her [his] mother, Mrs. Ruth Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Herreth and son Tommy from Houston spent the week-end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Mrs. Dess Johnson of Galveston is visiting friends in Blessing this week.

Rev. and Mrs. Snow of Markham visited with the Mersfelders Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Merriwether and children spent a few days in Louisiana visiting relatives.

Mr. A. E. Schulte, Mrs. Arthur Foster and Mrs. Brod were shoppers in Bay City Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Harry Cowger and children of Clemville spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Albert Lee Rickaway of Elgin, Texas, came home for the week end to visit his parents.

Bert Logan and Harry Cowger attended the Rice-Arkansas basketball game in Houston Saturday night.

Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Henry Jager and son of Heidleberg, Germany, are visiting the Herman Jager’s for a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett and son of Victoria spent Saturday night with his parents here.

Mr. John Logan has returned home after several weeks stay in Houston.

Mr. Abner M. Ussery made a business trip to Houston last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Herreth Jr. of Bay City visited with his parents Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Hamelink.

Sgt. and Mrs. Cleveland and Susie of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Adams Jr. over the week-end. Those who visited with Mrs. Ruth Williams Friday were Mesdames Grady Walker, M. D. Walker, C. W. White, H. I. White and Miss Esther Walker.

Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and Terry, Mrs. A. C. Thomas and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder were shoppers in Wharton Friday morning.

Palacios Beacon, March 3, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Sgt. and Mrs. Henry Jager and son left Monday for Wichita Falls to visit with his sister for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Brown of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk over the week end.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Miss Mary Mankey made a business trip to Bay City Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Locke and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kassaraler and son of Beaumont were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Porterfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and daughter spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Visitors in the “Dock” Pickel home Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Johnny White of Palacios, Mr. Maynard Early of Wharton and Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City and Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and Ronald.

Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and children and Mrs. Bert Logan were shoppers in Bay City Saturday.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer has returned home from Lockhart where she has been visiting her mother who is ill.

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Sherrer, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sliva and daughter and Mrs. V. C. Murphy visited relatives in Rockport Sunday.

Mr. J. A. Hagler of Buckeye came in to visit with “Doc” Pickel one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Phillips of Columbus, Miss Mattie Mersfelder and Miss Willie McFarland of Eagle Lake were Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder.

Mrs. Stella Lindner and Billy, visited friends in Blessing Tuesday.

Palacios Beacon, March 10, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

The Junior Class entertainment was a successful affair Saturday night. The class wishes to thank every one for making it a financial success. The proceeds will be used for Junior and Senior class entertainment.

Pfc. Victor Watzlavik left Monday for an Air Base in California. He has been visiting his parents here while on furlough.

Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Nelson and Mrs. W. D. Daniels spent the week end in Cuero.

Mrs. Ruth Williams and Miss Esther Walker have returned from a trip to Bandera, Amarillo and Corsicana where they visited relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Buster Schnurpel and children visited friends and relatives in Jasper and Port Neches over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler of Conroe visited the Butler families here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mersfelder of Fort Worth visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and family.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King, Linda, and Miss Betty Gene Matthes spent the week-end in Houston.

The Scout O’Rama will be held at the Blessing High School Friday night, March 18th. The public is invited.

Palacios Beacon, March 17, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cox of Iago and Mrs. N. D. Cox of Bay City visited with the C. D. Salleys Sunday.

Miss Marie Nicholson from Houston, visited her parents over the week-end.

Mrs. Alice Harvey and children of Houston visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. Dannels and her sister Mrs. Clyde Quinn, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and Ginger were shoppers in Bay City Monday.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte was taken to the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City Monday, for Treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Visser and children of Wichita Falls visited Mr. and Mrs. Buster Schnurpel one day last week.

Mrs. Danna B. Logan spent the week-end in Houston visiting an old schoolmate, Mrs. James Dabney.

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Svadlenak and children from Corpus Christi, Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Krenek of Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. John W. Lesikar from Bay City.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce and Mrs. Hall had as their guests for luncheon Thursday at the Pine Room Grill in the Shamrock Hotel, Dr. and Mrs. Van Bergen and family, and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce, Jr., and family. Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Pierce returned to Blessing Friday after spending the night at the Shamrock.

Many Blessing friends calling on Mrs. W. O. Selkirk in Nightingale Hospital in El Campo where she is recovering from an operation, say that she will be allowed to return to her home in Blessing next Sunday.

Voters—do not forget to go to the polls and vote on April 2, first Saturday in April, for seven Trustees for the newly created Tidehaven Consolidated Independent School District which as you know is composed of the old Blessing Independent, Markham Independent., Midfield, Ashby, El Maton, and Buckeye Common School Districts. By gentlemen’s agreement we are hoping to elect one Trustee only from each of the above names sections of the District. Polls will be open at the Blessing High School and the Markham High School.

Mrs. F. W. Evendorf of Sugar Land Texas has been visiting her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilley for the past week.

Palacios Beacon, March 31, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder were visitors in Markham Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. of Houston spent the week-end with his parents and with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lance Williams.

Miss Evelyn Faye Hargrove has returned to Dallas after spending several days with her sister Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and family.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius, Mrs. Lee Pierce, Mrs. Mel Lee and Mrs. A. A. Siegfried were shoppers in Houston one day last week.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer is visiting with her mother in Lockhart this week.

Mr. Walter Herreth of Buffaloe visited his parents over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Braden have returned to Baytown after several months stay in Blessing.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele of Bay City visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watzlavik were visitors in El Campo Saturday.

Mr. A. E. Schulte is doing nicely after a recent stay in the Matagorda General Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barlow and children of Bay City were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Miss Betty Gene Matthes spent the week-end in Bay City with relatives.

Mrs. Ted Davant and children of Bay City were visitors in Blessing Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and boys are spending a few days in Conroe with Mr. Butler’s parents.

Palacios Beacon, April 7, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. Frank Marek of Edna was a visitor in Blessing last Wednesday,.

Mrs. Hilda White and son Charles from Corpus Christi visited Mrs. Hattie Wheeler over the week-end.

Mrs. Victor Schulte and son Buddy and Mrs. Jessie Mae Adams and Dorothy of Houston visited with the Schultes and the Herreths this week-end.

Miss Esther Walker and Mrs. Ruth Williams were shoppers in Bay City Saturday morning.

Mrs. Ed Day attended the wedding of Miss Levine DeFrance and Mr. Joe Fry in Houston last Sunday. She also spent a few days with her daughter, Edna.

Mrs. and Mrs. Abb Parham of San Antonio and Miss Very Pickel of Cleburne are visiting in the Doc Pickel home this week.

Mrs. Tracy Butler and Kathy Lynn made a trip to Bay City Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herreth and son Tommy of Houston spent the week-end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Bump were Dr. and Mrs. Bryon Beard of Pasadena, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump and children, all of Houston. They also visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford has been confined to the Bay View Hospital for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Poessel are the proud parents of a son born April 9th at the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and son made a trip to Houston and Conroe over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, April 14, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Adams Sr. spent the week-end in San Antonio.

Steve Jr. and Frank Kosarek from Minneapolis, Miss., are spending a few days with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rickaway and son of Freeport visited with the Rickaway families here over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Matthes and Fritz Matthes visited friends here Saturday.

Visitors in the “Doc” Pickel home Sunday were, Mr. and Mrs. U. T. Pickel from Corpus Christi, Mr. Maynard Early of Wharton and Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford is recuperating nicely from a major operation in the Bayview Hospital.

Visiting in the Robert Rickaway home over the week end were their two sons, Gene and Albert Lee of Elgin, and a nephew, Kenneth Beckmann from Tivoli.

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler spent several days of last week in Bay City with Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Matthes and Mrs. Della Braden

Mrs. Willie Sayman and daughter from Danevang visited with Mrs. L. P. Neuszer Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson visited with her parents over the Easter holidays in Temple and Eddy, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Morris made a trip of Grapeland Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rackley and Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Moran of Corpus Christi visited in the L. P.Neuszer and the Bob Ackerman homes Sunday.

Mrs. Viva Metcalfe from Palacios and Mrs. Della Braden of Bay City visited friends in Blessing Monday.

Palacios Beacon, April 21, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

The Blessing Junior and Senior 4-H Clubs had a party at the Community House Friday night. There were several out-of-town members present, most of whom had previously attended the recreation school in Bay City. There were games and square dancing and a good time was had by all who attended.

Mrs. Lee Hall has been confined to the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo.

Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Rhodes, of San Antonio came home for the week-end.

The Markham W. S. C. S. met with Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder last Wednesday afternoon. There were seventeen present.

Guests in the A. E. Schulte home last week were Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Morrison and son of New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Elizabeth Baruge of Houston; and Mrs. Annie Moore of Longview.

Pfc. John Vaclavick left Tuesday for Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. He has been here on furlough for the past several weeks.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce made a trip to El Campo and Bay City Saturday.

Teddy Davant of Bay City spent several days of last week visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer went to Lockhart Sunday to be with her mother, who is very ill.

R. C. T. John B. Murphy from Camp Chaffee, Ark., stopped in to visit with his parents while enroute to Camp Carson, Colorado.

Mrs. C. P. Butler and Mrs. Dick Wheeler took the Y-Teens to the Y. W. C. A. play day in Houston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Erick Johs and children accompanied by her sister Mrs. Paul Bartlette of Lake Jackson attended a family reunion in San Augustine Sunday.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and Clifton Terry were shoppers in Bay City last Wednesday.

The American Legion Buddy Night was held last Tuesday evening at the new hall. It was a big success and they wish to extend thanks for all the nice gifts that were given for their kitchen.

The Cecil Lee Post No. 649 American Legion, Blessing, Texas, wishes to extend their thanks to all the people who so generously donated their time, money and efforts to make our barbecue and dance a great success. The registered bull was won by Ward Cook of Palacios.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughter visited in Beaumont Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery spent the week-end in Luling.

Palacios Beacon, April 28, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

(Too late for last week)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway spent last week in Tivoli.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and Laura of Bay City spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Snadlenak of Kenedy, Texas, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hevener of Boling visited with the C. D Salley, Jr. one evening last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Walker spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. M. D. Walker and Esther and Ruth.

Mr. M. D. Baggett is ill this week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard went to Freeport Saturday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross.

Mrs. C. B. Bump and Mrs. Brown were shoppers in Bay City one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Junior King and Linda made a trip to Galveston Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, May 12, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

(Crowded out last week)

A surprise party was given at the Blessing Hotel Thursday night May 12th in honor of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan. It was their first wedding anniversary. After games of “42” refreshments of coffee, cake and ice cream were served.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee, Mr. and Mrs. Beau Butler and boys went on a fishing trip this week-end to Giddings, Texas.

Those who attended the May Fete in Bay City Friday night were Mrs. A. C. Thomas, Miss Esther Walker, Mr. Jerry Orsak, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and a number of Boy Scouts of Troop 236.

Miss Marie Nicholson of Houston spent the week-end at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barlow and children of Bay City spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Palacios Beacon, May 26, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Allsup and children Kay and Carl of Houston visited with Miss Esther Walker over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gallatin have received word from their son Sgt. Elbert H. Gallatin that he will be stationed at Chanute Field, Ill.

Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters are spending a few days in Conroe.

Mrs. Gertie Roberts of Corpus Christi visited friends in Blessing Saturday.

Mr. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio and Mr. and Mrs. “Brownie” Rhodes and children of Velasco spent the week-end with their parents here.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte spent several days of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger in Clemville.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Adams Jr. left Monday for Huntsville where they plan to spend the summer.

Tuesday dinner guests in the “Doc” Pickel home were Mrs. W. N. Anderson and Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City and Mr. Maynard Early of Wharton.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte were Mr. Victor Schulte and son “Buddy” and Mrs. Jesse Mae Adams and daughter, all of Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Lance Williams and Ronnie made a trip to Houston Friday evening.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump this week-end were their grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Arville Anderson of Galveston and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Podulak and son of Chicago, Illinois.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius is at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston with her granddaughter who is very ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler of Conroe visited the Butler families here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Buster Schnurpel and children have moved to Port Neches where he will be employed by the Texas Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny and Mrs. Mary Brod spent Sunday in La Ward with Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Trojcak.

Mrs. Hilda White of Corpus Christi visited friends in Blessing and Bay City over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, May 26, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. A. M. Logan spent Thursday in Clemville visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger.

Mesdames A. E. Schulte, John Ackerman, Gus Lee and L. P. Neuszer attended the home freezer demonstration in El Campo Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Boyd and children of Corpus Christi visited with relatives at the Blessing Hotel Thursday.

Mrs. Clara Baggett of Corsicana is visiting with her son, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett.

Mrs. and Mrs. Ted Podoluk and son have returned to their home in Chicago, after a week’s visit with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and boys are on their vacation, they plan to visit in Lubbock, Dallas, and Conroe.

A surprise birthday party was given at the Blessing Community house Tuesday night in honor of Mrs. John Ackerman. A delicious covered dish dinner was served. Card games and dominoes were played.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herman Pickel and daughter Vivian of Edmond, Kansas, are visiting in the Pickel home this week.

Mr. F. E. Matthes made a business trip to Rosenberg Friday.

Palacios Beacon, June 2, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Sara Dee Heck is doing nicely after a tonsillectomy at the Dye clinic last week.

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler spent several days of last week visiting Mrs. Della Braden in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. C. U. Spain and children of San Antonio spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Epperson.

Marie and Hattie Faye Nicholson of Houston spent the week end at home.

Mrs. John Neuszer is very ill in the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McMillin of Houston spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek.

Mr. Paul Wheeler was taken to the Matagorda General Hospital for a minor operation last week.

Mrs. Ruby Walker and mother of Bay City visited relatives at the Blessing Hotel last week.

Miss Juia Vaclavick is doing nicely after a recent stay at the Bay View Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery spent the week end in Luling with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baily.

Palacios Beacon, June 16, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Parkham of San Antonio visited in the Doc Pickel home last week.

Mr. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio, Mr. and Mrs. “Brownie” Rhodes and children of Velasco spent the week-end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Rhodes.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston and Mrs. Byron Baird of Pasadena visited with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump over the week-end.

Arthur Ben Foster left Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie for a vacation trip to Mexico City.

Visiting in the F. H. Rickaway home this week-end were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Boswell and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Walker of Freeport.

Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr., and Clifton Terry were shoppers in Houston Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark of Lubbock, Texas, visited with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Louise Marcaurele and Laura of Bay City are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Mrs. Lance Williams and Ronnie made a trip to Houston Saturday.

Mrs. Ted Davant and children of Bay City visited in Blessing Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wheeler and visiting friends in Huntsville this week.

Palacios Beacon, June 23, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Otto and Betty Jean of Corpus Christi were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Mr. Pete Hamelink left Monday for Mission, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons Lee Hall and Michael spent Sunday in Palacios.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius, Mrs. Lance Williams and Ronnie made a trip to Houston Saturday.

Guests in the A. E. Schulte home this week are: Mrs. Victor Schulte and granddaughter Dorothy of Houston and Mrs. Mary Bunk of Bay City.

Mrs. E. E. Johs and Wanda made a trip to Lake Jackson last week to visit with her sister.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Svadlenak from Kenedy, Texas, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Huddleston of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder Sunday evening.

Mrs. Mel Lee spent several days in Abilene with her grandmother who is ill.

Alma Ray and Bobby Kay Roach have returned home after spending a week with their grandparents in Iago.

Mrs. G. K. Heck and Mrs. H. E. Powell were shoppers in Bay City Friday afternoon.

Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder accompanied several ladies of Markham to Austwell to attend a Methodist Church meeting.

Palacios Beacon, June 30, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Manford Foster of El Maton was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when he fell from the back of a pickup and was run over by a trailer. The accident happened at the Blessing “Y.” He was taken to the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Mrs. Lee Pierce spent several days of last week visiting her sister Mr. and Mrs. Bob Feathers in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo were Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster.

Mr. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio spent the holidays at home.

Mrs. Hilda White and son Charles of Corpus Christi visited friends in Blessing over the week-end.

Mrs. K. E. Vaclavick has returned from San Antonio where she visited with Miss Julie Vaclavik.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Walker and sons Billie and Lawrence of Bay City were dinner guests at the Blessing Hotel Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford were visitors in El Campo Thursday.

Mrs. Homer Morris made a trip to Huntsville and Grapeland over the week-end.

Mrs. W. J. Jones and Mrs. Jay Vaughn and daughter Judy Diane of Hermleigh, Texas are visiting relatives at the Blessing Hotel this week.

Mrs. Taylor Wooten and children of Bandera came Sunday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. M. D. Walker, and sisters, Ruth and Esther.

Palacios Beacon, July 7, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Braden spent a few days here last week, returning to Baytown on Thursday.

Mr. Pete Hamelink who has been in Mission for the past week came home for the week-end.

Don Albright of Houston visited in the Nicholson home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters have returned home after a week’s visit in Conroe with his parents.

A bridal shower was given at the Blessing Community House Tuesday evening in honor of Mrs. Henry Guynes. The bride received many useful gifts. Hostesses were Mrs. Clyde Quinn and Mrs. Adolf Pesak. Delicious refreshments of sandwiches, cookies and punch were served.

Mrs. F. H. Rickaway has returned home after several days visit in Freeport.

Mrs. Henry Smith and children visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ertel in Freeport Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Browne of Houston were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. were in Palacios on Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. C. A. Lucas and granddaughter Virginia, of Houston are visiting the Walkers at the Hotel this week.

Mrs. G. K. Heck and Mrs. C. P. Butler were shoppers in Bay City Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Shorty Mells and sons, of Alvin, visited with Mrs. D. Walker, Ruth and Esther one day last week.

Palacios Beacon, July 14, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt of Houston were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons Lee Hall and Michael left Tuesday for a vacation trip to White Bear Lake, Minn., where they will join Mrs. A. B Pierce and Mrs. Lee Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and daughter of Velasco visited with Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C .Mersfelder visited with relatives in Eagle Lake Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and children, Clifton Terry, Alma Ray and Bobbye Kay, spent Sunday at the beach in Port Alto.

Mrs. M. D. Walker, Ruth and Esther had as their guests for luncheon at the Blessing Hotel Friday, Mrs. A. R. Matthes, Mrs. Della Braden, Miss Nettie Manning, Mrs. J. G. Walker of Bay City, Mrs. Isaac Weaver and Mrs. Sanford of El Campo, Mrs. C. A. Lucas and Virginia of Houston, and Mrs. Hattie Wheeler of Blessing.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. Sallee Rogers were shoppers in El Campo last Wednesday.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mrs. H. E. Powell were in Bay City on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas left Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele for a vacation trip to Corsicana and Amarillo.

Mr. F. E. Matthes, Edward and Betty Jean spent the week-end in Huntsville visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda.

Mr. Rudolf Vaclavick is visiting with his sisters in Victoria and San Antonio this week.

Blessing Boy Scout troop 236 spent the week-end at Indianola Beach with Scoutmaster Arthur Foster, assistant scoutmaster. A. R. Matthes and committeemen E. R. Vasek, Father Bily, J. B. McKissick and Emil Balusek in charge. In spite of the rainy weather the boys reported a good time.

Mrs. Della Braden and Mrs. H. I. White of Bay City visited with Mrs. M. D. Walker on Monday.

Palacios Beacon, July 21, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink spent Sunday in Galveston.

Mrs. Jerry Pesak is resting nicely after a major operation at the Matagorda General Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and granddaughter Carolyn have returned from a vacation trip to New Mexico and Colorado.

Mrs. Modie Salley of Clemville is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and family this week.

Mrs. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte were in Bay City on Monday.

Mrs. Lance Williams and Miss Mary Manley spent the week-end in Houston.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer is recovering nicely from a serious accident last week.

Miss Mary Bily is attending a four day retreat in San Antonio with four other ladies from this parish.

Rev. Bily spent several days in Columbus last week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder attended the funeral of Lt. Howell McGinnes in Markham Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Braden of Baytown is spending a few days in Blessing.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sikes and family of Magnolia, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Doak Lambert and family of Rosenberg.

Mrs. Harry Cowger, Patsy and James were visiting in Blessing Monday.

Marie and Hattie Faye Nicholson of Houston were home for the week end.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brod and Anell of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Trojcak of La Ward.

Visitors in the Steve Kosarek home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. R. Hencieck and Mrs. Havel of Beeville.

Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Wright of Luling visited with Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Walker of Bay City visited the Walkers at the Hotel Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, July 28, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Krenek of Taylor spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and son Terry were shoppers in El Campo Saturday.

Mr. L. P. Neuszer and Leo Jr. went to College Station last week to make arrangements for Leo Jr. to enroll for the Fall term at A. & M.

Mrs. A. M. Logan spent last Thursday in Clemville with her sister and family, Mrs. Harry Cowger.

Mrs. Victor Schulte, Mrs. Jesse Mae Adams and Dorothy of Houston are visiting with the Schultes and the Herreths this week.

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nicholson were: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Barnes and daughters and Mrs. Lela Manville all of Crockett. Mrs. Nicholson returned home with them for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder visited relatives in Eagle Lake and Columbus Sunday.

Mrs. B. C. Matthes of Bay City spent a few days of last week with Mr. F. E. Matthes, Betty and Edward.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and Laura of Bay City and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas drove to Houston Sunday and o to the Beach at Galveston for the afternoon.

Mrs. R. M. Grady of Huntsville spent Saturday with her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Mr. F. E. Matthes Jr. made a business trip to Lufkin Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler of Conroe spent Wednesday with the Butler families here. Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons accompanied them to Conroe on Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and daughters of Velasco and Mr. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio spent the week end with their parents.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole this week are: Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Howell, Mrs. Lege and Mrs. Griffin and children, all of Corpus Christi. Their week-end guests were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bice and family from Stowell.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik spent Tuesday in Rockport.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt, Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston, were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bump and children of Carthage, Texas, are spending their vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Rita Kay Svadlenak of Corpus Christi is spending a few weeks with her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Sunday dinner guests of the H. E. Powells were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bump and children of Carthage, and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. Haughton Glover and daughter, Dana Marie, and Mrs. F. W. Lesikar and son, Allen, of Taylor, were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F.  Havlik.

Palacios Beacon, August 4, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miska and children of Bay City and Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman visited friends in Alvin and Galveston Sunday.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway this week are Mrs. E. R. Thormaehlen and daughter, Helen Marie, of Victoria, and Mrs. Andrew Barber of Orlando, Fla.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Flanagan in San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee spent the week-end in Giddings with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rickaway and James Rickaway visited friends in Alice over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner M. Ussery made a business trip to Austin on Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cusack of San Antonio are spending their vacation with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Lieutenant and Mrs. T. W. Rhodes and children of Norfolk, Va., are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mrs. Grady Walker and son Lawrence of Bay City and Miss Esther Walker went to Sherman and Fort Worth last week to visit with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny and Mrs. Mary Brod visited with Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs in Pinehurst Sunday. Mrs. Brod remained for a two-weeks visit.

Palacios Beacon, August 11, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Phillips of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Joe Mican and children of Schulenburg, visited with Mr. Frank Phillips on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barlow and children of Bay City were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millard.

Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City spent the week-end at home.

Mrs. George K. Nelson visited relatives in Temple last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and Laura of Bay City spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Mr. R. J. Vaclavick was taken to the Bayview Hospital in Palacios Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons Lee Hall and Mike have returned from a month’s vacation at White Bear Lake, Minn.

Mr. Home Morris made a trip to Grapeland Friday evening returning home on Sunday.

Mrs. A. E. Harter and daughter Vona Mae and Mrs. R. C. Crump left Thursday for a vacation trip to New Mexico.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mr. A. E. Schulte were in Bay City on Monday.

A covered dish luncheon dinner was given last Friday evening by the American Liberty Employees in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dannels. A gift was presented to the young couple. Games of “42” were enjoyed by all.

Palacios Beacon, August 18, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. W. W. Wynn and son of Houston and Mrs. J. C. Cox of Iago visited with Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kosarek and Jim Kline of Gonzales spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Svadlenek of Robstown spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Mrs. A. W. Hurta of Midfield was a visitor in Blessing last week.

Mr. Alga Little is visiting with the C. D. Salleys.

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk made a trip to El Campo last Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery spent the weekend in Luling.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. Abner Ussery and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder were shipping in El Campo Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Charles Barlow and children of Bay City are spending this week with her mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughter Esther are visiting relatives in Corsicana this week.

Mrs. Mary Brod has returned home after a two weeks visit with Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs in Pinehurst.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances visited with Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell in Houston Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee spent several days in San Antonio and Kerrville last week.

Mr. R. J. Vaclavick is doing nicely after an operation at the Bayview Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters left Saturday for a vacation trip to Conroe and Louisiana.

Palacios Beacon, August 25, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Miss Mary Bily is doing nicely after an appendectomy at the Bayview Hospital in Palacios.

Mrs. A. M. Logan made a business trip to Bay City Monday.

Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughter, Esther have returned home after a week’s visit with relatives in Corsicana.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and boys and Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and boys spent Sunday at Matagorda Beach.

Mrs. W. A. James, Danny and Faye visited relatives in Port Lavaca last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herreth and son Tommy of Houston spent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth and Joy.

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Best and children of Mission spent a few days last week with her mother, Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rackley of Corpus Christi visited with Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie of Pinehurst spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. B Bump over the week-end. All spent Sunday at Magnolia Beach.

Mrs. Dess Johnson of Galveston is visiting friends here for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda of Huntsville are home with her father Mr. F. E. Matthes for a few weeks.

Dr. E. G. Brett and daughter and his sister, Mrs. Opal Pyne of Redonda Beach, Calif., spent several days of last week with their sister, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink. They all drove to Houston Sunday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt.

Mr. J. J. Gillespie of Houston and Mrs. Marene F. Bradford of Victoria spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Mrs. Joe Nicholson and children have returned from a visit with relatives in Crockett.

Palacios Beacon, September 1, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Victor Schulte, Mrs. Jesse Mae Adams and Dorothy of Houston were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and daughter of Velasco spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Morris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dannels were Thursday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wheeler.

Mrs. Ruth Williams and Miss Esther Walker were shoppers in Bay City Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and children have returned from a vacation trio to Carlsbad, Louisiana, and Conroe. Mrs. Butler’s parents are here for a few days visit.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Spies and sons, Virgil and Gene, were Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster.

Mr. and Mrs. Carter Clark and his father of El Paso are spending their vacation with his sister and family Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Langer.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink left last week for a vacation trip to El Paso where they will visit with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Meadows.

Mr. F. E. Matthes is resting nicely at the Matagorda General Hospital after a major operation.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King over the week end.

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Dannels, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Quinn and Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dannels visited relatives in Cuero Sunday.

Mrs. I . J. Clark of San Antonio visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder last week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder were in Eagle Lake Monday.

Palacios Beacon, September 8, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas of San Diego, California are here to spend several months with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. Abner Ussery and Miss Mary Manley were shoppers in Bay City Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Ruth Williams and Miss Esther Walker were shopping in Houston one day last week.

Miss Marie Nicholson of Houston spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nicholson.

Those who attended the funeral of Mr. Fred Schmidt in Deutschburg last Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Day and Mrs. Stanley Kopnicky.

Mrs. Steve Rickaway and sister Joy made a trip to Wharton Monday to bring her mother home who has been in the hospital there.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink have returned from a two weeks vacation trip. They visited in El Paso, and White Sands, New Mex.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer took Leo Jr. to College Station Sunday where he will enroll at A. M. for the fall term.

Mr. Arthur Foster made a business trip to Edna and Victoria Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schmidt of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Mr. Carl Schmidt of Hoodriver, Oregon, stopped in for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Day last week.

Mr. Gene Thomas from Houston spent Sunday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius, Mrs. Lee Pierce and Mrs. Mel Lee were shopping in Houston on Tuesday.

Palacios Beacon, September 15, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. W. A. Wells of Bay City spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder. On Saturday they attended the Barber-Davidson wedding in Markham.

Mrs. Annie Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Doubys of Houston were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mrs. J. D. McMillian of Houston is spending a few days here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek Sr.

Mrs. Guy McGahey and Mrs. J G. Walker of Bay City were visitors at the Blessing Hotel Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Victor Schulte and son Arthur Lee of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte last week.

Shopping in Houston Monday were Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and Clifton Terry, Mrs. A. M. Logan, Miss Mary Manley.

Marie and Hattie Faye Nicholson of Houston were here over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. King and Linda have returned to Huntsville after several weeks with their parents here. Mr. F.E. Matthes returned home with them.

Luncheon guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker of Bay City at Hotel Blessing Sunday were Rev. and Mrs. Earnest F. Deutsch, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Mixon, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tabb, Mr. and Mrs. James Kershaw, Mr. and Mrs. A. R .Matthes, Mr. and Mrs. Kinard and little daughter, Mr. Wm. Walker, Mrs. Della Braden, Mrs. Jack Norcross, Mrs. Ray Horn, all of Bay City and Mrs. M. D. Walker of Blessing.

Mrs. V. C. Murphy and Mrs. A. A. Sherrer left Tuesday on a vacation trip to Stoner, Missouri.

Mrs. F. H. Rickaway, Mrs. Steve Rickaway and Stella Ruth, Mrs. K. E. Vaclavick and Ronald Rickaway were in Bay City Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Merriwether from Beaumont are visiting with their son John Merriwether and family.

Palacios Beacon, September 22, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Mrs. Robert Rickaway were shopping in Bay City last Thursday.

Mrs. Hilda White and son Charles of Corpus Christi visited friends here over the week-end.

Mrs. A. C. Herreth and Mr. A. E. Schulte made a business trip to Wharton Saturday.

Mrs. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee were in Bay City Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas from Bay City spent the week-end here with his parents.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Mr. Lance Williams were in Palacios on business Friday afternoon.

Mrs. A. M. Logan, Miss Mary Manley and Mrs. H. E. Powell were shopping in Bay City Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Shimek and children of Houston spent several days of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer drove to College Station Sunday to visit with Leo Jr.

American Legion Post 649 Blessing is having their Annual Barbecue, October 9th. Lunch at 11:30 o’clock. A donkey ball game at 3:00 o’clock Post Team vs. St. Peter’s Church. Dance at Night, music by Adolph Hoffner. Everyone is invited.

Palacios Beacon, September 29, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Victor Tobola, Mrs. Steve Zapalac and Mrs. Joe Kallas attended the convention in San Antonio, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for the National Council of Catholic Women.

Mr. Robert Henry Smith spent the week-end in Houston.

Those who attended the rodeo in Wharton Thursday night were Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee, Mr. and Mrs. John Uckerman Sr., Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan.

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik were Louis Havlik, Martin Fojt and Mr. Farrell, all of Waco.

Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and Clifton Terry visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Cox in Iago Friday.

Don’t forget the American Legion Post 649 Barbecue Sunday, October 9th. Also a donkey ball game in the afternoon. Dance at night. Music by Adolph Hoffner.

Quite a large crowd attended the Tidehaven vs Van Vleck football game last Friday night. The score Tidehaven 20, Van Vleck 0.

Mr. L. C. Cornelius is doing nicely after a few days in the hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and children and Robert and Carey Butler are in Conroe for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children spent the weekend in Freeport with relatives.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer, Mrs. James Rollins and children and Mrs. Bob Ackerman and children are visiting in Lockhart this week.

Palacios Beacon, October 6, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. Gene Thomas of Houston visited here with his parents over the week-end.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump over the week-end were their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump and children, from Houston.

Mrs. P. E. Tuma of New Orleans and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Halcak of Victoria visited in the R. J. Vaclavick home Sunday.

Leo Jr. Neuszer from A. & M. College spent the weekend with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Walker of Bay City visited the Walkers at the Blessing Hotel Sunday.

Mrs. V. C. Murphy and Mrs. A. A. Shearer have returned from a vacation trip to Stover, Missouri.

Marie and Hattie Faye Nicholson of Houston were home for the weekend.

Mrs. H. H. Gallatin and Miss Ethel Brown made a business trip to Bay City last week.

Seaman 2/c Barnett Bump stopped in for a visit with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump Sunday afternoon.

Frank and Steve Jr. Kosarek of Minnesota are visiting with their parents here this week.

Mr. F. G. Nash of Logansport, La., and Mrs. E. J. Perkins of De Ridder, La., were Thursday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson.

Mrs. H. L. Wheeler spent several days of last week with Mrs. Della Braden in Bay City.

Palacios Beacon, October 13, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Private John B Murphy of Camp Carlson, Colorado, is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Murphy while on furlough.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and children of Velasco visited her parents here Saturday.

Mr. F. E. Matthes has returned home after several weeks visit with his daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King in Huntsville.

Those attending the Texas Prison Rodeo Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie of Pinehurst visited with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster Saturday evening.

Mrs. A. C. Herreth and Joy and Mr. Albert Lee Rickaway spent Sunday in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Butler Sr. of Conroe visited with their sons and families here over the week-end. Mrs. T. B. Butler joined them on their trip to Rio Grande City.

Mr. and Mrs. U. T. Pickel of Corpus Christi and Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City visited in the “Doc” Pickel home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Polifka of Watsonville, California are here for a few days visiting friends.

Mrs. J. E. Dawdy of Markham spent last Thursday with Mrs. P. R. Dawdy.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson of Galveston spent the weekend with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Friends in the Blessing Community surprised Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughters, Ruth and Esther with a farewell party last Tuesday night at the Blessing Hotel. Games of “42: and Canasta was enjoyed by all. Refreshments of cake and punch was served. The Walkers have moved to their new home in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. Kosarek Sr., Frank and Steve Jr., and Tom Havel attended the dedication of the new Catholic hall in Gonzales Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery spent the week-end in Houston.

Palacios Beacon, October 20, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

August Sahl of San Diego, California is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas this week. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan attended the Texas-Rice football game in Austin Saturday.

Mrs. Tracy Butler and Kathy have returned home after a week’s visit in Rio Grande City.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt of Houston were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mrs. Mary Bunk, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Leftwich of Bay City, Mrs. Victor Schulte, Mrs. Jesse Adams and Dorothy of Houston were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson spent the week end in Temple with his parents.

Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr. and children Terry and Miss Mary Manley made a business trip to Houston Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. Sallee Rogers were shopping in El Campo Thursday.

Lee Hall and Michael Pierce spent the week end in Palacios with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chiles.

Miss Esther Walker of Bay City and Mrs. Ruth Williams made a business trip to Wharton Thursday.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce Sr. and her mother Mrs. Lee Hall have returned home after spending the summer at White Bear Lake, Minn. They were accompanied by a friend Mrs. Brown, who plans to spend the winter months here.

Those attending the Deanery meeting of Catholic Council of Women in Hillje Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. A. Kopecky, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kalas, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola, Mr and Mrs. Steve Zapalac, Mrs. Joe Bures, Mrs. I. G. Tobola and Mrs. Albert Watzlavich.

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Gillespie of Houston and Mrs. Marvin Bradford of Victoria spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Mrs. W. N. Anderson and Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City spent the week end in the “Doc” Pickel home.

Mrs. M. D. Walker and Miss Esther Walker of Bay City spent Tuesday with Mrs. Ruth Williams.

Palacios Beacon, October 27, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink visited relatives in Houston Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr., Clifton Terry, Miss Mary Manley, Lester Dreubella attended the Huntsville Prison Rodeo Sunday.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Mrs. Bob Ackerman and children made a trip to College Station Saturday, Leo Jr. returning home with them for the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole spent the week-end in Orange Grove visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Colter and Andrea spent Sunday in Houston visiting relatives.

Mrs. Harry Cowger, Patsy and James of Clemville are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mrs. C. D. Salley Jr., Clifton Terry and Mrs. A. M. Logan were shopping in Wharton last Wednesday.

Mr. John Murphy Sr. and Johnny Lyles of Victoria were here Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee spent the week-end in Giddings.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey from Austin spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Hattie Faye and Marie Nicholson of Houston came home for the week-end.

Mr. A. C. Thomas is ill and was taken to the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City Saturday.

Palacios Beacon, November 3, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Pump [B. C. Bump?].

Mr. and Mrs. Marcaurele of Bay City visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas on Monday.

Mr. Walter Herreth from Austin spent the week-end here with his mother.

Mrs. W. A. James and Danny are spending a few days with relatives in Victoria.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Massey and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie of Pinehurst were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miska and children of Bay City, Miss Ann Miska of Palacios, and Mrs. Dess Johnson of Galveston were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman Sr. Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Mike, were in Houston Saturday.

Mrs. O. F. Havlik and Mrs. Geo. K. Nelson were shopping in Wharton Saturday.

Miss Marie Taylor of Houston spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce.

Mrs. Melvin Lee made a trip to New Orleans, La., to visit with her mother for a few days.

Mrs. K. E. Vaclavick and Ann, Mrs. Steve Rickaway and Mrs. Jim Tobola were visitors in Bay City Monday.

Mrs. A. M. Logan spent Monday with her sister, Mrs. Harry Cowger in Clemville.

Mrs. J. E. Dawdy of Markham spent several days here with her sister, Mrs. P. R. Dawdy.

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Phillips in Freeport Sunday.

Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughters, Ruth and Esther, of Bay City stopped in to visit with relatives and friends Monday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, November 17, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. Gene Thomas of Houston spent Sunday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt of Houston were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mrs. David Wright and son Gary of Ganado spent several days of last week with Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Epperson and children of Beaumont visited with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson on Friday.

Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder joined Miss Mattie Mersfelder and Mrs. R. T. Westmoreland in Eagle Lake Friday for a trip to Austin. Mrs. Mersfelder will then go on to Fort Worth to visit with her son and family.

Mr. G. W. Epperson of Cedar Bayou is visiting here with his son and family.

Mrs. C. D. Salley and son, Mrs. A. M. Logan and Miss Mary Manley spent Monday in Houston.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. John Ackerman Sr. spent several days last week with Mrs. Selkirk’s brother, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Flanagan in San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman were attending to business in El Campo Friday.

Mrs. C. D. Salley, Clifton Terry and Mrs. Arthur Foster were shopping in Bay City Friday afternoon

Palacios Beacon, November 24, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek and son Frank visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jim McMillian in Houston over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holcak of Victoria spent Sunday in the R. J. Vaclavick home.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and daughter Linda of Huntsville spent Thanksgiving and the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink and Mr. F. E. Matthes and family.

Hattie Faye and Marie Nicholson of Houston were home for the week-end.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mrs. Abner Ussery, Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny and Mrs. Mary Brod were shopping in Bay City Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and son, James Arnold, spent the Holiday in Corpus Christi with relatives.

Mrs. Hilda White and Charles from Corpus Christi visited friends here Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump were thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell in Houston, Mrs. Bump remaining for a week’s visit.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan enjoyed a turkey dinner with the N. W. Terrys in Clemville Thursday.

Mrs. C. D. Salley and children spent Thanksgiving with her parents in Iago.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Browne of Houston spent Thanksgiving and the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Merriwether and children, Bobby, Barbara, and Billy, have moved to Hearne, Texas. Mr. Merriwether is employed by the Texas Co.

Palacios Beacon, December 1, 1949
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pickel of Baytown spent the week-end with his father, Doc Pickel and sister Mrs. Sallie Rogers.

Mrs. Lee Pierce and son Lee Hall and Mrs. Melvin Lee were in Houston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee spent the week-end in Giddings.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and Stella Ruth were in El Campo on business Monday.

Mr. F. H Rickaway is on a business trip to Dallas this week.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump have returned home after a week’s visit with their daughters in Houston. Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell accompanied them home for the week-end.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Mrs. Bob Ackerman and children were shopping in Bay City Thursday.

Among those attending the El Campo-French High (Beaumont) football game Friday night were Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Logan, Suds Tobola, James Rickaway, Earl Adams, Ed Hlozek, Ed Matthes and John Logan.

Mrs. Clyde Quinn visited with Mrs. Clifford Joines in Houston Friday.

Capt. and Mrs. V. R. Epperson and children of Roswell, New Mexico, visited with the Willis Eppersons here last week.

Mrs. Dee Alexander and Sharon were shopping in Bay City last Friday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Johnson and daughter of Baytown, Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Nash and children of Sweeny, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Nash of Old Ocean were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Walker of Freeport spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway.

A shower was given at the Blessing Community House last Thursday night in honor of Miss Joy Herreth, the bride-to-be, received many lovely gifts. The hostesses were Mesdames Selkirk, Sanford, Wheeler, Heck, Butler, Cornelius, Harter and A. B. Pierce. Refreshments of do-nuts, coffee, and tea were served.

Palacios Beacon, December 8, 1949
 

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