Blessing Newspaper Columns 1949


Blessing Newspaper Columns

1950
 

 


1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Bob Butler of Needville spent the week-end with the Butler families here.

Mrs. Donna Logan and son, John, were in Victoria Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rickaway and James Rickaway spent the week-end with friends in Hallettsville.

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

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

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery made a business trip to Luling last Thursday.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Mrs. Lance Williams and Ronnie were in El Campo Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Matthes entertained Monday night with a steak Barbecue. After supper the guests enjoyed playing Canasta. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Bert Logan and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

The County Federation of Women’s Clubs had their quarterly meeting at the Blessing Community House Saturday, January 14.

The guest speaker was Mrs. Alfred Proebstle of Brazoria. Lunch was served at Hotel Blessing

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Svadlenak and son, James, have moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where Mr. Svadlenak will attend Plumber’s Trade School.

Palacios Beacon, January 19, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Dess Johnson of Galveston is spending a few days here with friends.

Mrs. Stella Lindner and son, Billy, of Angleton, visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte last Friday.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius is under treatment at the Turner Clinic in Houston this week.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley and children were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Modie Salley in Clemville.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. Abner Ussery, and Miss Mary Manley, were shopping in El Campo Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett are attending the Hardware Convention held at the Shamrock in Houston this week. They will also visit with Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thurber of Seekonk, Mass., and Mr. Bernard J. Flanagan of San Antonio are visiting with the W. O. Selkirks this week.

Mr. Arthur Foster attended a scouter’s meeting in Bay City Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee spent the week-end in Giddings, Mr. Heck’s father returning home with them for a visit.

Lcdr. and Mrs. T. W. Rhodes and children left Sunday for New Orleans, La., after a month’s visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mrs. Judd of Hallettsville is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway.

Mr. W. A. Sanford is doing nicely after a major eye operation at the Rugeley-Blasingame Clinic in Wharton.

Mr. M. T. Flanagan of Longview stopped in Monday for a short visit with his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Palacios Beacon, January 26, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Visiting with the C. D. Salleys Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bunton of Wharton, Mrs. Madie Salley and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Roecker and children of Clemville.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett were Mr. and Mrs. Dock Lambert and children of Rosenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Don Baggett from Beaumont.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Miss Mary Manley were shopping in Bay City Monday.

Mrs. Paul Bartlett and baby of Lake Jackson are visiting with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Johs.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey of Austin and Abner Ussery of Houston are spending a few days with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and Ronald, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway, Mrs. K. E. Vaclavick and children Ann and Wilbur visited with Mr. and Mrs. D. Maclek in Hallettsville Sunday.

Miss Marie Nicholson of Houston spent the week-end here with her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children were shopping in Bay City Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink spent Sunday in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt and Mr. and Mrs. David King.

Mr. C. P. Butler accompanied his parents of Conroe on a trip to Louisiana last week.

Palacios Beacon, February 2, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilley spent the week-end in La Grange, visiting with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark of Mullin, Texas visited with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder, Saturday.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes Sunday were Mrs. Lena Meadows, and Miss Billings of Houston and Mrs. Alize Brazil and sons of Freeport.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Baumann are the proud parents of a daughter born at the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and son Ronald visited with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. White in Palacios Sunday. They also stopped in to visit with the William Harris family in La Ward.

A Mexican Supper sponsored by the St. Peter’s Altar Society of Blessing Sunday, February 12, at the Blessing Community Hall. Bingo and other entertainments during the evening. Everybody invited.

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

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Mrs. Robert Rickaway and son, Gene, made a trip to Wharton Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte enjoyed a turkey dinner with the Harry Cowgers in Clemville Monday night.

Attending the Sam Houston Area Council Annual Banquet Monday night at the Rice Hotel in Houston were Rev. Bily and Arthur Foster.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce, Mrs. Lee Hall, and Mrs. A. L. Brown drove to Houston on a business trip last week.

Palacios Beacon, February 9, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, accompanied by Mrs. Stella Lindner of Angleton, enjoyed a drive to Freeport Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Carey and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee, spent the week in Conroe with Mr. Butler’s parents.

Mrs. Elizabeth Dawdy spent Sunday afternoon with her sister, Mrs. J. E. Dawdy in Markham.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Douglas and children of El Campo were Sunday dinner guests of Jr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spain and children of San Antonio spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughters.

Miss Mary Manley spent the week-end with Mrs. Durbella and family in Port Lavaca.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger, Patsy, and James Nelson of Clemville, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny, and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan enjoyed a Mexican supper with the A. E. Schulte’s last Thursday night.

The American Liberty Oil Co. employees had an oyster supper at the Blessing Community House last Friday night. After supper games of “42” and canasta were enjoyed by all.

Mrs. Mel Lee and Mrs. Lee Pierce are spending a few days in Houston this week.

Palacios Beacon, February 23, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilley spent Sunday in Algoa, Texas, visiting with Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Lilley.

Mrs. Lee Pierce and son, Lee Hall, and Mrs. Melvin Lee made a trip to Houston Saturday.

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

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. A. M. Logan visited with Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughters in Bay City Sunday afternoon.

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

Mr. J. B. Smith of Houston visited with his parents over the week-end.

Mrs. Stanley Kopnicky and children, Freddie and Dorothy, Mrs. Albert Watzlavick and Mrs. Robert Thomas were shopping in Bay City Monday afternoon.

Mr. Maynard Early of Wharton, Miss Eleanor Jane White, and Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City were Sunday dinner guests of “Doc” Pickel and Mrs. Sallie Rogers.

Mrs. A. C. Herreth spent Sunday with her parents in Wadsworth.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. K. Nelson made a business trip to Corpus Christi over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watzlavick and son, Albert, visited Mr. and Mrs. Steve Watzlavick and children in Ganado.

Palacios Beacon, March 2, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Childress and son, Jesse, of Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Dolly Young stopped in Sunday afternoon to visit with the W. O. Selkirks.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Miss Mary Manley were in Bay City on business Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda of Huntsville, visited with relatives here over the week-end, Mrs. King and Linda remaining for a week’s visit.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas spent the week-end in Bay City with her daughter and family.

Miss Virginia Lucas of Houston and Miss Esther Walker and Mrs. Ruth Williams of Bay City visited with friends here Saturday.

Mrs. M. D. Baggett has returned home after a week’s visit with relatives in Corsicana.

Visiting with the Rickaway family here Sunday were: Mrs. Leona Newman and family, Mrs. Louise Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rickaway and children of Tivoli, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Calloway of El Campo, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Simpson and children of Bay City.

Visiting with Doc Pickel this week are his grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pickel and daughters, Sonja and Mary Lynn, of Franklin, Neb., Grace and Edward Pickel of Smith Center, Kansas.

Mrs. Charles Barlow and children of Bay City visited with her mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley and children visited with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Benton in Wharton Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, March 9, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell and Mrs. Byron Baird of Houston visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump, also Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Powell.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and Mrs. G. K. Heck spent Thursday in Houston.

Miss Mary Manley spent the week-end in Port Lavaca with Mrs. Drapella and family.

Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Robert and Cary, and her nieces, Regina and Becky Butler, visited relatives in Conroe over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and son, Ronald, spent Sunday in Palacios with Mr. and Mrs. J. c. White.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson spent the week-end in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola were business visitors in Bay City Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes and B. B. visited with Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Rhodes and family in Velasco Sunday.

Mrs. H. E. Powell, Mrs. M. D. Baggett and Mrs. C. B. Bump were shoppers in Bay City Friday.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer was called to Lockhart Saturday to be at the bedside of her mother who is very ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Trojcak of La Ward visited with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster Sunday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, March 16, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Drapella and son of Port Lavaca visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan had as their guest for the week-end Miss Haverlyn McClanahan of San Antonio.

Miss Marie Nicholson of Houston is visiting with her parents here while on vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and Laura and Mrs. M. D. Walker and daughters, Ruth and Esther of Bay City visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas Sunday.

Mrs. Gene Thomas of Snider, Texas, is visiting here with his parents for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Smith and daughter of Houston spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and family.

Visiting with the W. O. Selkirks Sunday were Mrs. William Childress Sr. and William Childress Jr. of Corpus Christi.

Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Crawford and children of Fort Worth were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and family.

Mrs. Cordie York and Miss Sylvia Robbins spent the week-end in Brownwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and Kathy made a business trip to Wharton Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder spent several days of last week with his sister, Mrs. Mersfelder in Eagle Lake.

Palacios Beacon, March 23, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway and Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and son, Ronald, spent Sunday in Sealy, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett left Monday for San Angelo to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law.

Miss Mary Manley spent the week-end in Port Lavaca with the Drapella family.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny and Mrs. Brod spent the week-end in Pinehurst with Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie.

Mrs. Danna Logan and son, John, spent the week-end in Cuero and San Antonio.

Miss Marie Nicholson has returned to her job in Houston after a two weeks vacation.

Palacios Beacon, April 6, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Supt. Geo. K. Nelson and Principal Vincent Fromen are in El Campo this week working on the El Campo School evaluation program.

Miss Betty Jean Lloyd from Houston visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jenkins while on her vacation.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump over the weekend were their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump and son, Paul, and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Farron and daughter, all of Houston.

Mrs. Melvin Lee is doing nicely after a major operation at the Matagorda General Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tobola are the proud parents of a son, born April 13th at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Arthur Foster attended the Jamboree training camp at Camp Hudson Friday night and Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas spent a few weeks of last week with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele in Bay City.

Visitors in the Joe Nicholson home Saturday night and Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dowdell and sons, Don and Joe, and Mr. Steve Young, all of Houston.

Mrs. John Neuszer and son, Willie, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman and children attended a family reunion in Cheapside , Texas, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Swinky and family spent the week-end in Sealy with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Robert and Carey, visited with his parents in Conroe over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bucanek and son and Mr. and Mrs. Cone of Kingsville stopped in to visit with the W. C. Mersfelders Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Dess Johnson from Galveston is visiting friends here this week.

Mrs. Hilda White of Corpus Christi visited here Saturday.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. C. D. Salley and Clifton Terry made a trip to Wharton Monday.

Palacios Beacon, April 20, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Svadlenak and children of Robstown were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Mrs. Dolphine Ross of Freeport visited with Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. John Snoddy and Mrs. Cordie York spent the week-end with their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Presley in San Saba.

The Markham Missionary Society met with Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder last Wednesday. Twenty-four members were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Herreth and son of Bay City visited here with his mother Saturday.

Mrs. Lee M. Pierce joined her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chiles of Palacios on a trip to Bastrop Friday.

Miss Carolyn Davant of Bay City spent the week-end with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius.

Mrs. J. C. White from Palacios spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and Ronald.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and family Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Don Smithey and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Smith and daughter, all of Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kopnicky and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Watzlavick made a trip to Alice, Texas, one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery are visiting with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey in Austin.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley and children were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Modie Salley in Clemville.

Mesdames Victor Tobola, Ann Svetlik, Mildred Kalas, Mary Orsak, Tom Havel and Alice Vacek attended a Deanery meeting of Catholic Council of Women in Louise Sunday afternoon.

Miss Olga Shimek, O. W. Schaffer, Hubert Shimek and fiancée of Houston, spent Sunday with the Tobolas.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder this week is their daughter-in-law, Mrs. L. C. Mersfelder, from Fort Worth.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances visited with Miss Ether Walker and Mrs. Ruth Williams in Bay City Saturday evening.

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

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

The Scout-O-Rama will be held at the Blessing High School Friday night, April 28th.

Palacios Beacon, April 27, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ertel and children of Velasco visited with her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith.

Mrs. F. W. Evendorf has returned to her home in Sealy after a three weeks visit with her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Lilley.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kosarek and children spent the week-end with relatives in Gonzales.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston, were here for the week-end to visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola were Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Shimek and children of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Svetlik, Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Tobola, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kalas and son, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tobola and boys, Mrs. Olga Bennett and Suds Tobola.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas and Mrs. Abner Ussery made a trip to Bay City Saturday.

Mrs. Robert Smith spent the week-end in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. A. M. Logan attended the annual Foodcraft Banquet and Food expedition held at the St. Mary Hall in Victoria Sunday.

Mrs. H. E. Powell and Mrs. Willis Epperson were shoppers in Bay City Tuesday.

Mrs. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Day.

Those attending the birthday party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Swinkey Sunday were her twin brother, Emil Etarek, and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zapalac of Sealy, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Knebel and family of Midfield, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Swinkey of Markham, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hurta and family and mother of El Maton and Mr. and Mrs. Bohus Simicek of Ganado.

Palacios Beacon, May 4, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mrs. C. C. Baggett of San Angelo spent several days here last week visiting with his brother, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett.

Mrs. W. D. Daniels is under treatment at the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mrs. C. D. Salley and Clifton Terry were shopping in El Campo Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Baggett of Beaumont visited here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Shoultz of Clemville, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger, Patsy and James, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan enjoyed a chicken barbecue at the A. E. Schulte home Sunday evening.

Arthur Foster, scoutmaster, and scouts Frank E. Rickaway and Eugene Saha attended the Jamboree training at Camp Pierce Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink drove to Galveston Sunday for Splash Day. They were joined there by Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and daughter of Huntsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and children visited relatives in Old Ocean Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, May 11, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Michael, spent the weekend in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Feathers and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce and children.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Mrs. Bob Ackerman and children made a trip to Clifton by the Sea Thursday.

Mrs. J. E. Doughty of Markham visited here with her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Dawdy last week.

Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Phillips and son of Sealy are spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway.

Mrs. W. G. King and daughter of Linda of Huntsville is visiting with her father, Mr. F. E. Matthes and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. J. S. Hicks has returned home after a week’s visit with his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Miller in Houston.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce, her mother, Mrs. Lee Hall, a friend, Mrs. Brown, left Monday on their trip north. They plan to spend the summer at White Bear Lake, Minn.

Mrs. R. J. Butler of Conroe underwent a major operation at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City Friday. Mrs. Butler is C. P. and Tracy Butler’s mother.

Mrs. Elizabeth Dawdy and Mrs. Daisy Holmes made a business trip to Ganado, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger, Patsy and James, of Clemville were Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Schultz drove to La Grange Friday on business.

Miss Julie Vaclavick has returned to San Antonio after a week’s visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Vaclavick.

A miscellaneous shower was given Sunday afternoon at the Blessing Community House honoring Miss Wilma Swinky. The bride elect received many beautiful gifts. Delicious refreshments were served.

Hostesses were Mesdames Edward Swinky, Edwin Hurta, Henry Knebel and Tom McKissick.

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk, Mrs. Sallee Rogers and Mrs. N. H. Landin made a business trip to El Campo Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny and Mrs. Brod visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trojcak at La Ward Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan drove to Houston Sunday, to the San Jacinto Battlegrounds, they also visited relatives there.

Mr. and Mrs. U. T. Pickel of Corpus Christi visited with his father, A. Pickel and Mrs. Sallie Rogers over the weekend.

Palacios Beacon, May 25, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and family visited with sister in Rosharon Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughters, Ginger and Tommye, drove to Pasadena Sunday for a visit with friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny and Mrs. Bord, visited with Mrs. and Mrs. Bill Brod in El Campo Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Tobola, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola and Mrs. Albert Watzlavick attended the wedding of Hubert Shimek and Johnnie Mae Langston in Houston Sunday.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte spent several days of last week with her daughter and family in Clemville.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Mrs. Bob Ackerman and children, Aileen and Wayne, were shopping in Bay City, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas are the proud parents of a son born at the Matagorda General Hospital May 23.

A miscellaneous shower was given at the Blessing Community House Tuesday night, honoring Mrs. Charles Mikus, the former Miss Edna Day, the bride received many useful and lovely gifts.

Refreshments of cake, chicken sandwiches, and punch were served. The hostesses were Mesdames Abner Ussery, John Ackerman, L.P. Neuszer, Bob Ackerman, Ed Baros, Herman Powell, A. E. Schulte, and A. R. Matthes.

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

Palacios Beacon, June 1, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Shimek and daughter, Olga, and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Shimek were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola.

Mrs. W. C. Milling and son, Roger Breland, from Meridian, Miss., visited with Mrs. E. B. Upton last week.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hicks and Mrs. Mattie Kerr of Fort Worth spent last week visiting with Mr. J. S. Hicks.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herreth and son, Tommy, of Houston spent last week with his mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Dr. and Mrs. Bryan Baird of Pasadena spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Merriwether and children, Bobby, Barbara and Billy, of Hearne, spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson.

Leut. and Mrs. F. W. Rhodes and children of New Orleans, La., are spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Bobby Kay Salley is doing nicely after a tonsillectomy at the Blasingame Clinic in Wharton Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey of Austin visited with Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery over the week-end.

Milton and Rosie Ondareck and friend, Mrs. Goalsby of Houston, were here over the week-end.

James and Patsy Cowger of Clemville are visiting with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Schulte.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee spent the weekend in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. John Snoddy visited friends in Tomball over the week-end.

Mrs. Mary Bunk and Mrs. Theresa Leftwich of Bay City visited in the A. E. Schulte home Sunday afternoon.

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

Among those attending the Firemen’s Rodeo in Bay City were: Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley and children, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett and Ray, Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman.

Palacios Beacon, June 8, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and daughter, Frances, drove to Houston Sunday to spend the day with Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell. Frances remained for a week’s visit.

Mrs. H. L. Wheeler left Saturday on a vacation trip to Columbia, Kentucky, where she will visit with her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Allen.

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. Sallie Rogers made a business trip to El Campo, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard made a business trip to Houston Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny, and Mrs. Brod spent Sunday at Indianola Beach.

Miss Betty Gene Matthes has returned home after several weeks visit with friends in Victoria.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and Mrs. G. K. Heck were shopping in Houston last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Parkam of San Antonio visited with Doc Pickel and Mrs. Sallie Rogers over the week-end.

Dr. R. Tristan Coffin from Maine and Professor James Craton of Corpus Christi, visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. James and children visited with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guynes in Port Comfort Village in Port Lavaca Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Droemer and sons spent the week-end in Giddings, Texas.

Palacios Beacon, June 15, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cox of Iago spent Monday with their daughter here, Mrs. C. D. Salley.

Mrs. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. W. F. Jesse in Markham.

Mrs. David King of Houston stopped in Saturday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

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

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump spent Sunday in Yoakum.

Week-end guests in the “Doc” Pickel home were Mr. and Mrs. Walter White and daughter, Jane, and Miss Lois Pickel of Bay City, Mr. Paul Pickel of Baytown and Mr. and Mrs. U. T. Pickel of Corpus Christi. “Doc” Left Sunday with son, U. T., for several weeks visit.

Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee left Monday on a vacation trip to Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wheeler have returned from a vacation trip to Huntsville and Mexico.

Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda of Huntsville spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink and Mr. F. E. Matthes, Betty Jean Matthes returned home with them for a week’s visit.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford made a business trip to Wharton, Monday.

Mr. B. R. Dobson of Channelview and his daughter, Mrs. Gertie Roberts, of Corpus Christi, visited with friends here Saturday.

Palacios Beacon, June 22, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford, Mrs. Margaret Williams and Ronnie were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Ina Harter and Vona.

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

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Robert and Carey, left Thursday on a vacation trip to Dallas and Lorenzo.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck last week were: Mrs. Joe Bartlett and daughter of Irving; Mr. Heck and daughter Gladys of Giddings.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughters, Ginger and Tommye, attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Mr. Epperson’s aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Johnson, in Goose Creek Sunday.

Mr. C. B. Bump made a business trip to Houston Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Montgomery of Brazoria visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Sunday.

Arthur Foster, scoutmaster, and Scouts Frank E. Rickaway and Eugene Saha of Troop 236 left Thursday on a trip to Valley Forge Penn., where they will attend the National Jamboree.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson last week were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Porterfield and daughters, Ann and Karen, of Snider; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Perkins, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown of Leesville, La.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes had as their guests last week, her sisters, Mrs. Quinn and Mrs. Meadows of Houston and Mrs. Powell of Palacios.

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler has returned from a vacation trip to Columbia, Kentucky.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances drove to Freeport Sunday to visit with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jackson.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss Rickaway and son of Freeport spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and Mrs. W. A. Sanford drove to El Campo Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and son, Ronald, and relatives from Palacios drove to San Antonio Sunday to spend the day at Breckenridge Park.

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Bess and children of Mission spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Palacios Beacon, June 29, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder attended the Robertson-Scallorn wedding last Saturday evening at the Robertson home in Markham.

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Beckman of Everett, Washington, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway last week.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte were: Mrs. Ben Baswell and daughter, and Miss Jennie Curneal of Houston.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole this week is her aunt, Mrs. Irene Citty, of Wichita, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. James Barlow, Mr. Ed Barlow of Bay City, and Ralph Barlow of Austin, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millard.

Earl Adams Jr. of Houston spent the week-end here with his parents.

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

Mrs. Ruth Williams and Miss Esther Walker visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee have returned from a vacation trip to Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Baker and daughter, Jo Ann, and Mrs. Harry Guynes drove to San Antonio Sunday to spend the day at Breckenridge Park.

Miss Helen Marie Thormaehlen of Victoria is visiting with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda of Huntsville visited with relatives here over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. of Houston spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children and Mrs. A. C. Herreth were shopping in Bay City Saturday evening.

B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio visited with his parents over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, July 6, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilley visited with the Johnnie Wessely [family] in Columbus, Friday.

Tuesday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wheeler were: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Oliphant and daughter, Susie, of Wellington, Mrs. Dell Morgan and son, Dennis, Tommy McDonald and Mickey Roy of El Campo.

Mrs. Stella Lindner and son, Billy, of Angleton visited with friends here Wednesday.

Mrs. Victor Schulte and son, Buddy, Mrs. Jessie Mae Adams and Dorothy of Houston, and Mrs. Mary Bunk and daughter of Bay City were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Coor and son and Mrs. Lenard Weston of San Angelo spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump and children of Houston are visiting here with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughters, Ginger and Tommye, are visiting with relatives in San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bump and sons, Boyd and Earl of St. Louis, Missouri are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee left Friday on a vacation trip to Mexico where they will visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walker.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik left Thursday on a vacation trip to New Orleans, La.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink while on vacation.

Mrs. Longey of Rosharon spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Palacios Beacon, July 13, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Those attending the annual Texas Youth Rodeo in Wharton Saturday night were Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman and Jackie, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee, Abner Ussery, Ina and Vona Harter, Margaret and Ronnie Williams.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Simpson of Palacios and Mrs. Emma Stephenson and daughter of Kilgore.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. from Houston stopped in for a short visit with friends Sunday afternoon after spending the week-end in Corpus Christi.

Sonny Foster left Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie on a vacation trip to San Antonio and Fort Worth.

Mr. and Mrs. David King have returned to Houston after a week’s visit with relatives here and in Clemville.

Mrs. Harry Bess and children and a friend, Mrs. Johnson, of Mission visited with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford, Margaret and Ronnie Williams, spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. George F. Simmons and family in Edna.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Michael, left Thursday on their trip north. They plan to spend a month at White Bear Lake, Minn.

Palacios Beacon, July 20, 195
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. C. A. Lucas and granddaughter, Virginia, of Houston, Miss Esther Walker and Mrs. Ruth Williams of Bay City visited friends here one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gloger of Houston visited here with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan made a business trip to Houston Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek Sr. spent the week-end in Houston visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson are spending a few days in Temple.

Mrs. Andrew Colter of Andrea left Saturday on a vacation trip to Norman, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink visited relatives in Houston over the week-end.

Rev. V. J. Bily left last week on a vacation trip to Canada.

August Rickaway of El Campo was a visitor here, Wednesday.

Mrs. Dess Johnson of Galveston is visiting with friends here this week.

Mrs. Ed Day left Monday on a vacation trip to Oregon.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters spent the week-end in Conroe. Mrs. R. J. Butler returned home with them for a few days visit.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett last week were her mother, Mrs. Harrison of Rosenberg, two aunts from Mississippi and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ingram of Dallas.

Palacios Beacon, July 27, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cline of Gonzales spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Tobola, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Svetlik, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Tobola, Mrs. K. E. Vaclavick, and Mrs. Albert Watzlavick attended the Deanry meeting of Catholic Council of Women in LaSalle, Sunday.

Mary Ann Miska of Bay City spent last week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children are visiting with relatives in Freeport and Houston while on vacation.

Gene Thomas of Houston stopped in Sunday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. James and children, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kopnicky and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watzlavick spent Sunday afternoon at Port Alto.

Mr. and Mrs. James Cole and Mrs. Buyrell Hurbein of Conroe visited with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole last week.

The community was saddened Wednesday by the sudden death of Mr. W. A. Sanford Sr. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee Rickaway of Bay City spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Mr. and Mrs. Ussery, Abner Jr. and Miss Vona Harter spent the week-end in Luling.

Mrs. C. D. Salley is confined to the Caney Valley Hospital in Wharton.

Ben and Leonard Murphy attended the Air Show in Corpus Christi Saturday.

Mrs. H. C. Brooks and son of San Antonio spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gallatin.

Palacios Beacon, August 3, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump drove to Galveston the day with Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and son.

Mrs. Sallee Rogers and Miss Lois Pickel visited with relatives in Dallas over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. of Houston spent the week-end here with his mother and Margaret and Ronnie Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik and Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson drove to San Antonio for the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump and children of Houston are visiting with his parents for a few days.

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

Mrs. A. C. Herreth and son, Walter, spent the week-end in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herreth and family.

We extend our sympathy to Mrs. Lee Pierce in the loss of her father, E. I. Chiles, of Palacios.

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Woolten and children of Bandera visited friends and relatives here Thursday.

Pete Hamelink is doing nicely after an operation on his foot at the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo

Palacios Beacon, August 10, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole last week were Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Bice and family and Mr. and Mrs. Willard LeBlanc and family of Stowell, Texas.

Mrs. Donna Logan is visiting with her son, Mr. and Mrs. John Logan in Bay City this week.

Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik spent the week-end in Corpus Christi.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford Sr. and Mrs. Margaret Williams and Ronnie spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. in Houston.

Mrs. Geo. K. Nelson attended the Texas Homemaking Teachers Association work conference held at the Rice Hotel in Houston last week.

Those attending the shower for Miss Marie Woodson and Miss Pauline Nygard in Midfield Friday night were Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. H. E. Powell, Mrs. Arthur Foster, Miss Willis Epperson, Mrs. Robert Rickaway, Mrs. Ina Harter, and Miss Vona Harter.

Paul Wheeler made in business trip to Dallas over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett and son, Ray, and Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett spent the week-end at Aransas Pass.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny and Mrs. Brod spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs in Pinehurst. Mrs. Brod and Sonny remained for a week’s visit.

Palacios Beacon, August 17, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett made a business trip to Houston Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guynes of Port Lavaca visited here with their parents last week.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius, Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Mrs. G. K. Heck were in El Campo last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole had as week-end guests her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Howell, of Corpus Christi.

Those attending the Rhea-Matthes wedding in Bay City Saturday evening were Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fondon.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. of Houston visited here with his mother over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barlow and children of Bay City are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millard this week.

Mrs. Andrew Barber of Smyrna, Tenn., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hlozek Sr. have returned from a trip to Alice where they visited with their daughter and family.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Leo Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman, Wayne and Eileen, spent the week-end in Lockhart with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda of Huntsville were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters left Sunday on a two weeks’ vacation trip.

Bernard J. Flanagan of San Antonio is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Swinkey and family visited relatives in Fairchild, Texas, over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, August 24, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Houston Carter of Luling were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Mrs. G. C. Baker and grandsons, Danny and Gene Dukes, of West Palm Beach, Florida, is visiting with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Montgomery of Brazoria spent Sunday with Mrs. W. A. Sanford.

Mrs. Agnes Purvis and son, Lowell, of Corpus Christi are visiting here with friends this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Rev. Tryant of El Campo stopped in Monday to visit with the Schultes.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes spent a few days last week visiting with their son and family in Velasco.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bump and children of Ruston, La., visited here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump, while on their vacation.

Mrs. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio visited with his parents over the week-end.

Mrs. M. C. Bass and children of Mission spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Boy Scout Troop 236 spent the week-end on the Peninsula with Scoutmaster Arthur Foster and Committeemen Lee Pierce and G. K. Heck.

Miss Esther Walker and Mrs. Ruth Williams of Bay City visited with friends one day last week.

Palacios Beacon, August 31, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey of Austin are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink drove to Houston Sunday to visit with their sons, Mr. and Mrs. David King, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nesbitt.

E. A. Fleury has returned home after spending a few days in Temple.

Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances were shopping in Bay City Friday.

Mrs. A. C. Spies of Houston is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster this week.

B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio visited with his parents Labor Day.

Lynn Carroll Constant of Bay City spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters, Regina, Kathy, and Becky have returned from a vacation trip to Louisiana.

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

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Alexander spent the week-end in Oklahoma visiting with her parents.

Palacios Beacon, September 7, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. R. E. Jackson of El Dorado, Ark., is visiting with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Click.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway had as their guests last week, her sister, Mrs. Emma Sieberth, of Bakersfield, Calif., and her mother, Mrs. John Beckman of Tivoli.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dawdy of Bay City, Mrs. J. E. Dawdy of Markham, and Mrs. Elizabeth Dawdy drove to Rockport and Corpus Christi over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes left Thursday on a vacation to New Orleans, La., where they will visit with their son and family, Lcdr. and Mrs. T. W. Rhodes.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett made a business trip to Houston Tuesday.

Mrs. Ed Day has returned from a vacation trip to Oregon.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte this week are Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Cusack and Mrs. John Cusack and granddaughter of San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Woods and children of Rosenberg were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Click, Mrs. R. E. Jackson, Ellis Hendrix and Robert Hill were Saturday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Alexander.

Palacios Beacon, September 14, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Mersfelder of Fort Worth are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hessong of Refugio, and Mrs. E. A. Judd, of El Campo were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson over the week-end were his sister, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Johnson, from Baytown.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Simcek and children of Houston visited with the Tobola families over the week-end.

Billy Lindner of Angleton visited friends here last Thursday.

Ronnie Williams, accompanied by his grandmother of Palacios, visited with his father in Victoria over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters, Regina, Kathy, and Becky, visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lipe and boys in Starr County Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lee spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Waterman in Mercedes.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Vick and children drove to Nacogdoches and Longview over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola and nephew, Genie, made a business trip to Bay City, Monday.

Palacios Beacon, September 21, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. W. A. Sanford, Mrs. Margaret Williams and Ronnie made a business trip to Houston Saturday.

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

Mrs. A. O. Ellis and Mrs. Hilda White of Corpus Christi are visiting with friends here this week.

Mrs. Milton Bess and children of Mission spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway and Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and Ronald drove to Hallettsville Sunday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. D. Mischek.

Mrs. M. D. Baggett and her mother spent a few days in Rockport last week.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and boys spent the week-end in Conroe with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Butler.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny and Mrs. Brod spent the week-end in Pinehurst with Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie.

Those attending the Bay City-Edna football game in Bay City Friday night were Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik, Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman.

Gene Thomas of Houston is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Thomas.

Palacios Beacon, October 5, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Dannels Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dannels and son left Friday on a vacation trip to Salone Springs, Ark., where they will visit with relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce attended the Rice-LSU football gale at the Rice Stadium in Houston Saturday night.

Those attending the dedication of St. John’s Episcopal Cottage in Palacios Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Michael, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Coulter and Andrea, Mrs. W. A. Sanford, Mrs. Ina Harter, and Mrs. Margaret Lois Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder made a business trip to Wharton Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter White of Bay City visited with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millard Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Baker and daughter, Jo Ann, and Mrs. Harry Guynes attended the circus in Houston Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny and Frank Everett Rickaway attended the Jamboree covered dish dinner t the City Hall in Richmond Monday night.

Palacios Beacon, October 12, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump and H. E. Powell made a business trip to Bay City Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Phillips and son of Sealy, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Simpson and children of Bay City, and Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder attended the Maas-Bowers wedding at the Methodist Church in Markham Saturday evening.

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

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. White and son Charlie of Palacios visited with Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and Ronald Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston visited here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert.

Mrs. Sammy Bingham was honored with a stork shower Wednesday night at the home of Mrs. L. C. Cornelius. She received many lovely gifts.

Delicious refreshments of turkey sandwiches, cookies, and hot chocolate were served. Hostesses were Mrs. L. C. Cornelius, Mrs. Lee Pierce, and Mrs. G. K. Heck.

Palacios Beacon, October 19, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lee and Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett attended the Rice-SMU game at Rice Stadium in Houston Saturday night.

Mrs. Harry Cowger of Clemville and Mrs. A. M. Logan were shopping in Houston Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and son of Galveston spent the week-end with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mrs. Victor Schulte, Arthur Lee Schulte and Mrs. Jesse Adams and daughter of Houston and Mrs. Mary Bunk and daughter of Bay City were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce and her mother, Mrs. Lee Hall, have returned home after spending the summer at White Bear Lake, Minn.

Supt. and Mrs. George K. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik accompanied the Tidehaven Band to Austin Saturday to attend the Texas-Arkansas football game.

Mrs. Pete Hamelink accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Melton Bess, drove to Houston Friday to visit with Harry Nesbitt, who is very ill.

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Thomas and son, Jerry Wayne, and August Sahl left Monday on a trip to Missoula, Montana.

Palacios Beacon, October 26, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Elizabeth Dawdy, accompanied by her son, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dawdy of Bay City , made a business trip to Houston Wednesday.

Mrs. M. O. Maxwell of Houston and Mrs. Byron Baird of Pasadena visited here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes visited with their son, Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes, in Velasco Wednesday.

Those attending the Rice-Texas football game in Houston Saturday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett made a business trip to Dallas last Thursday.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King attended the funeral of Harry Nesbitt in Houston Friday.

The community was saddened Friday night by the sudden death of A. C. Thomas. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cornelius of Beaumont are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius.

Mrs. Abner Ussery and Mrs. A. E. Schulte were shopping in Wharton Tuesday.

Mrs. H. L. Waters was a business visitor in Bay City Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Shimek of Houston are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Tobola.

Palacios Beacon, November 2, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Leo Jr., attended the A. & M.-Arkansas football game at College Station Saturday night.

Mrs. B. L. Hatch and daughter, Mary Gayle, of Houston spent the week-end with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck.

Miss Faye Nicholson and Mrs. Johnny Nedbalek of Houston spent the week-end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nicholson.

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

Miss Clara Matthes of Houston and Mrs. Della Braden of Bay City visited with friends here Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. of Houston visited with his mother over the week-end.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Vaclavick were Mr. and Mrs. John Michealik of Palacios, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Halcak of Victoria and Miss Julie Vaclavick of San Antonio.

Mrs. G. C. Baker and her two grandsons have returned to West Palm Beach, Florida, after several months visit with her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola.

Palacios Beacon, November 9, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Mattie Kerr of Fort Worth visited with her father, J. S. Hicks, over the week-end.

Gus Lee attended the auction sale at the Kings Ranch near Kingsville last week.

Mrs. R. D. Howard and Mrs. Jack Baggett and Ray were shopping in El Campo Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump and children of Houston are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump this week.

Those attending the turkey dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Walker in Freeport Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway and James, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and Ronald, Mrs. Katy Emma Vaclavick, Ann and Wilbur, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Brown.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie of Pinehurst and Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Trojcak and Jimmie of La Ward visited with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster Sunday.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk, Mrs. John Ackerman and Mrs. N. H. Landen were shopping in Bay City Monday.

Palacios Beacon, November 16, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte attended a Canasta party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bunk in Bay City Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter White of Bay City were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millard.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee attended the Rice-A. & M football game at College Station Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Mike, spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. E. I. Chiles in Palacios.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. of Houston visited here with his mother Saturday.

Mrs. Harry Cowger and children, Patsy and James, of Clemville, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mrs. Margaret Williams and Mrs. Abner Ussery made a business trip to Houston Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Abel Pierce and children of Houston were week-end guests of his other, Mrs. A. B. Pierce.

Palacios Beacon, November 21, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Doc Pickel has returned home after a week’s visit with his son, Mr. and Mrs. U. T. Pickel in Corpus Christi.

Mrs. A. C. Herreth spent the week-end with relatives in Houston.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and daughters of Velasco and Mr. B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio spent Thanksgiving holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Faye McDonald is doing nicely after an appendectomy at the Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City.

Johnny Hornischer of Louise spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson, and Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Havlik made a trip to Houston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Browne of Houston spent the Thanksgiving holidays with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith and daughter, Kathie, of Cleveland, spent the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Smith of Simpsonville and relatives here.

Mrs. A. B. Parker, son and Mrs. Harry H. Burghardt spent the first part of the week in San Antonio, as guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Legg. They returned home early Wednesday morning.

Palacios Beacon, November 30, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway have returned from a two-weeks’ vacation trip to Smyrna, Texas, where they visited with their daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Walters left Sunday on a trip to Jacksonville to visit with her aunt, Mrs. L. E. McCullough.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Clark and family ad Mr. and Mrs. Alois Ledwig of El Campo spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pickel of Baytown visited here with his father over the week-end.

Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola were Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Tobola, Olga Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tobola and boys, and Suds Tobola.

Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Engdoth of Chicago, Rev. and Mrs. T. J. Roth of La Marque, and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Weingart of Francitas were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Landen Thursday.

Little Mitchell Jager is doing nicely after a tonsillectomy at the Hospital in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. of Houston spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. W. A. Sanford Sr.

Mrs. Lee Pierce, Mrs. Mel Lee, and Mrs. Ab Siegfried were shopping in Houston Tuesday.

Supt. and Mrs. George K. Nelson spent the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents in Temple.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Salley and Clifton Terry have returned from a vacation trip to Mexico.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte Sunday were Mrs. Schulte’s sister, Mrs. Mary Brink, and her daughter of Bay City, and Mrs. Harry Cowger, Patsy and James of Clemville.

Mrs. A. E. Landin and daughter, Devodia, Mrs. Potter, Mrs. Berry and Shakespeare, all of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Landin last week.

Palacios Beacon, December 7, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett and son, Ray, spent the week-end with relatives in Beaumont.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Logan were shopping in Bay City Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughter, Kathy, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler in Needville Monday.

Miss Esther Walker and Mrs. Della Braden of Bay City visited friends here Thursday.

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

Mrs. W. Wiltshire is spending a few days with relatives in Beaumont.

Miss America Judkins of Georgetown visited with friends here last week. Miss Jenkins taught school here about 20 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Mrs. Jack Baggett and Ray were shopping in Bay City Tuesday.

Palacios Beacon, December 14, 1950
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Margaret and Ronnie Williams were shopping in El Campo Saturday.

Margaret and Ronnie Williams visited the Brown School in Austin Sunday.

Lt. Commander and Mrs. T. W. Rhodes and children of New Orleans, La., are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mr. and Mrs. John Constant of Bay City were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

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

Miss Faye Nicholson of Houston visited here with her parents over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Kuppinger of Omaha, Neb., were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee.

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Phillips of Houston spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and Kathy and C. P. Butler visited with their parents in Conroe, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Clark and family and Mr. and Mrs. Sims of El Campo spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald.

Palacios Beacon, December 21, 1950
 

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