Blessing Newspaper Columns


Blessing Newspaper Columns

1951
 

 


1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson spent the Christmas holidays with their parents in Temple.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walters visited with relatives in Fort Worth last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Meadows of El Paso spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee and Mrs. C. P. Butler visited with Mrs. Heck’s sister in Roger last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughters Tommye and Ginger, spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Spain in San Antonio.

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

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard drove by Freeport Christmas day to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Grady and Joy.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes Christmas were Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and daughters of Velasco, B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio, Lcdr. and Mrs. T. W. Rhodes and children of New Orleans, La.

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lee visited with her mother in Abilene last week.

Ronnie Williams left Monday to enroll in The Brown School in Austin.

Mrs. Annie Moore of Houston and her son, Bennie Moore of Shreveport, La., were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Palacios Beacon, January 4, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. H. L. Wheeler has returned home after a two week’s visit with Mrs. Hilda White and Charles in Corpus Christi.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce and her guests Mr. and Mrs. Dick Vanburger [Van Bergen] and children of St. Paul visited with relatives in Houston Friday.

Miss Lilly Bily spent last week with her parents in Flatonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Aug Rickaway of El Campo and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Simpson and children of Bay City were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. A. M. Logan spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Mary Bunk and family in Bay City.

Supt. Geo. K. Nelson made a business trip to Austin last week.

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

Miss Esther Walker and Mrs. A. E. Thomas of Bay City visited with friends here Thursday.

Mr. Oscar Rickaway of El Campo is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway this week.

Com. A. M. Logan and Adj. Jack Baggett attended an American Legion meeting in El Campo Monday night.

Palacios Beacon, January 11, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. W. A. Sanford Sr. and Margaret Williams spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford Jr. in Houston.

Joe Holmes made a business trip to Fort Worth last week.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett are attending a Case Implement Convention in San Antonio this week.

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee and Mrs. C. P. Butler spent the week-end in Laredo.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Clark of El Campo were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald.

Abner Ussery Jr. of Houston spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Mrs. A. C. Thomas, Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and Miss Esther Walker of Bay City visited with friends here Monday.

Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. A. E. Schulte, and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer were shopping in Bay City Thursday.

Mrs. Johnnie Nedbalek of Houston visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nicholson, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rogan of Houston were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett.

Palacios Beacon, January 18, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

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

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola were Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Shimek and children, Charlene, Shirley, and Jimmie, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shimek, Mr. and Mrs. Anto Shimek of Houston, Mrs. Albert Watzlavich, Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Tobola, Suds and Olga Tobola, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tobola, and boys, Junior and Mike.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell Sunday evening.

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

Mrs. A. C. Herreth spent the week-end in Bay City with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barlow.

Mrs. Ruth Williams, Miss Esther Walker, and Mrs. Guy McGehee of Bay City visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances Sunday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, January 25, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett spent the week-end in Beaumont.

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

Mrs. Harry Cowger and children, Patsy and James, of Clemville spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

C. B. Bump made a business trip to Houston Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny, and Mrs. Brod attended the Fat Stock Show and Rodeo in Houston Sunday afternoon.

A surprise birthday party was given at the American Legion Hall Monday night honoring Mrs. A. E. Schulte. She received a lovely coffee maker and tray. After games of canasta and “42” refreshments of birthday cake, sandwiches, and coffee were served. Hostesses were Mrs. John Ackerman, Mrs. Gus Lee, and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Hattaway and son spent the week-end with relatives in Louisiana.

Palacios Beacon, February 8, 2016
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Those attending the fat stock show and rodeo in Houston last week were: Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman, K. V. Harter, Johnnie Hornischer and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder spent the week-end with relatives in Texas City.

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

Ben Powell of Pasadena and his sister of Temple visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell Saturday.

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

H. E. Powell made a business trip to Bay City Monday.

C. P. Butler spent the week-end with his parents in Conroe.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump of Houston and their son, Frankie, of Long Beach, Calif., visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump over the week-end.

Mrs. Johnny Snoddy has returned home after a week’s visit with her mother and sister in San Saba.

Jack Baggett and son, Ray, and Elmer Crockett and son, Douglas, attended the fat stock show and rodeo in Houston Saturday.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Mrs. Margaret Williams made a business trip to Victoria Saturday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, February 15, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Pfc. John B. Murphy of Fort Hood spent the week-end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Murphy.

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Farron and daughter and Ann Bump of Houston were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rudin of Newgulf, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Rickaway of Bay City visited with Mrs. A. C. Herreth Sunday.

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

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

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard were visitors in Palacios Monday.

Miss Lois Pickel and Mrs. Sallee Rogers made a business trip to Bay City and El Campo Monday.

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

Mrs. Annie Schulte and son, Arthur Lee, Mrs. Jesse Mae Adams and daughter of Houston, and Mrs. Mary Bunk of Bay City were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan.

Palacios Beacon, February 22, 1951
 


Blessing News
417 Chest X-Rays Are Taken: Bishop Quinn Has Service

Everyone who had time to give to the X-ray work this week did so with gratitude and a keen appreciation of what having this privilege at our doors can mean to our towns and the Tidehaven School District.

These chest X-ray films will be finished in Austin. In a short time each person will have mailed to him a postcard stating that there is nothing wrong with him—it that be the case.

Of if the film shows that there is a spot on the lungs caused from tuberculosis, cancer, or scars from past pneumonia—also enlarged heart—a sealed letter will be sent to the persons having such conditions and a copy will be sent to their personal physicians.

It will of course be advisable to see your doctor at once in case of an adverse report from the Texas State Health Association.

Miss Ayers, Matagorda County Health Nurse, and Mrs. R. D. Rimmer, Secretary of the Matagorda County Tuberculosis Association, were present part of the day during the chest X-rays in the Blessing Community House.

They both expressed themselves as well pleased with the 415 attendance.

This work was done under the auspices of County Health Unit and Dr. G. E. Williams of Bay City.

The Chest X-Ray Committee and workers wish to thank the pastors of all churches in Blessing, Ashby, Midfield, and Markham for their congregations preliminary to the Health Survey.

Among those assisting the two technicians and with publicity were George K. Nelson, Lindsey Rickaway, Earl Adams Sr., Lee M. Pierce, Mel Lee, James Rickaway, Suds Tobola, J. B. Smith, Ben H. Wheeler, Mrs. Alfred Kopecky, Mrs. Ollie Foster, Mrs. Abner Ussery, Mrs. Bert Logan, Mrs. Juanita Siegfried, Mrs. Margaret Williams, Mrs. Lee M. Pierce, Mrs. Arthur Matthes, Mrs. A. B. Pierce, Mrs. Dolores Lee, Mrs. Ben Wheeler, Mrs. M. D. Baggett, and Mrs. Tex Kassen.

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Mrs. Lee Pierce and son, Lee Hall, and Mrs. Melvin Lee spent Friday and Saturday in Houston.

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

Mrs. J. R. Snoddy visited with relatives in Tomball over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holcak of Victoria were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Vaclavick.

Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Butler in Conroe.

Mrs. Arthur Ranum of Starbuck, Minnesota, sister of Mrs. Guy Claybourn of Palacios, visited in the home of Mrs. A. B Pierce from Sunday to Friday of this week. Mrs. Ranum lived in Blessing 40 years ago and will be remembered by many of her old Union Sunday School pupils as Miss Agnes Kirkwold. Mrs. Ranum left for Houston on Wednesday, February 21, where she will stop and see the A. B. Pierce Jr. family before taking her train to return to Minnesota.

Bishop Clinton S. Quinn of Houston, assisted by Rev. Aubrey Maxted of Bay City, held services in the Blessing Presbyterian-Baptist Church on Thursday night, February 8. Bishop and Mrs. Quinn, Rev. and Mrs. Maxted, and several friends were dinner guests of Mrs. A. B. Pierce and Mrs. Lee Hall before the services. Bishop Quinn has many old friends here and enjoys his yearly visits.

On Blessing’s Sick List

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk was brought home Monday, February 19, from the Nightingale Hospital where she has been since her fall during the recent ice storm. She suffered a fractured femur.

Mrs. Lee Hall has been confined to her bed for a week with a very heavy cold but is reported recovering now.

Mrs. Louis Cornelius has been home from the Nightingale Hospital for some time and is reported as doing very well, although she has not regained her strength as yet.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Heck, Miss Sara Dee Heck, Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Michael were dinner guests of Mrs. A. B. Pierce and Mrs. Lee Hall before they left for their new home in Laredo. Their many Blessing friends will miss them.

The Cecil Lee Chapter Veterans of Foreign Wars held a Bingo party for their friends in their Club February 21.

The Monty Magee Orchestra dances will not be held in the Blessing Community House until after Lent.

Palacios Beacon, March 1, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. F. M. Bicknell of near Lubbock is visiting with her granddaughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler.

S/Sgt. Elbert H. Gallatin of Fal Mouth, Mass, is visiting with his parents while on furlough.

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

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Havlik and daughter, Martha Lois, of Temple, were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances and Mr. and Mrs. Bob McClerkin visited with friends in Corpus Christi Sunday.

Mrs. Lou Kopnicky and Mrs. R. D. Howard attended a birthday party of Mrs. Howard’s nephew, Jay Ross, in Freeport Sunday.

Mrs. M. D. Baggett spent last week with relatives in Beaumont, returning home on Sunday.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer spent the week-end with relatives in Lockhart.

Mr. and Mrs. John Logan of Bay City visited with his mother, Mrs. Donna Logan, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald and Billy Ann visited with their son, Billy, at the Nix Hospital in San Antonio Saturday and Sunday.

Boy Scout Troop 236, Scoutmaster Arthur Foster, and Mr. Lee Pierce attended the 1951 Scout Exposition at the Coliseum in Houston Saturday afternoon and evening.

Palacios Beacon, March 8, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire were Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Courts and Mrs. R. C. Megarity of Beaumont.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. A. M. Logan attended the Confirmation services at the Holy Cross Church in Bay City Sunday afternoon.

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

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Calcate of Houston spent the week-end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C Calcate.

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

Mr. and Mrs. John Kocurek and son Willie of Jourdanton, and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Smith of Dilly were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hattaway.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce and her mother, Mrs. Lee Hall, were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce Jr. in Houston this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ab Ussery and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny made a business trip to Sealy Sunday.

Mrs. A. C. Thomas and her grandson, Jerry Wayne, and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele of Bay City, visited with friends here Wednesday.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford, Margaret and Ronnie Williams, and Mrs. Thompson were in El Campo on Monday.

Last Friday evening Jack Baggett surprised his wife with a birthday dinner at the American Legion Hall. The menu consisted of shrimp salad, broiled steaks, potato salad, green beans, peach salad, parker house rolls, birthday cake, and coffee. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Matthes, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Siegfried, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola, Mr. and Mrs. Tap Jensen, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cornett, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink, Mrs. R. D. Howard, and Mrs. Baggett’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McWilliams of Corsicana.

Palacios Beacon, March 15, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee of Laredo, visited here with friends over the week-end.

Mrs. John Swinky visited with her husband at the Veterans Hospital in Houston Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson of Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Mary Bunk of Bay City visited in the A. E. Schulte home Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson spent the week-end with relatives in Temple.

Steve Kosarek Sr. was dismissed from the Matagorda General Hospital Saturday.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford, Margaret and Ronnie Williams and Mrs. A. E. Schulte were visitors in El Campo Wednesday.

Mrs. Danna Logan visited relatives in Cuero over the week-end.

Mrs. Jack Baggett and son, Ray, have returned home after a week visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McWilliams, in Corsicana.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola attended the annual meeting and barbecue of the Farmer’s Coop in Palacios Tuesday night.

Anyone interested in attending the talk on Korea on March 30 at 8 p. m. at the Bay City Service Center, please contact Mrs. A. B. Pierce if you do not want to take your own car. The speaker is Dorothy House Vieman, author and lecturer. Anyone with relatives in Korea will be especially interested and especially welcome. This is for the public and you need not be a club member to attend. Remember the date and time—March 30 at 8 p. m. in Service Center, Bay City.

The regular quarterly meeting of the Matagorda County Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held in Palacios at the Methodist Church April 14, starting at 10 a. m. Mrs. Rubin Frels of Victoria will be guest speaker. Make your reservations with Mrs. Clara Claybourn in Palacios if you wish to attend. If you are in need of a way, notify Mrs. Bert Logan.

Mrs. Lee Hall and Mrs. Abel B. Pierce made a business and social trip to Houston for four days last week. They were guests of Mrs. Jim Nye Ryman at the Houston Symphony on Monday night. Tuesday they were guests of Mrs. Ryman at a luncheon for 10 at the Junior League. Other members of the party were Mrs. George Moore of San Antonio, Mrs. Hatchett of Houston, Miss Drusilla Huffmaster and Mrs. Huffmaster, Mrs. Ima Hogg, Mrs. Horace Brown, and Mrs. A. B. Pierce Jr.—all of Houston.

Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Pierce were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce Jr. at the Lamar Hotel for dinner Wednesday night.

Palacios Beacon, March 22, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Butler and daughters, Kathy, Regina, and Becky, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler and son in Needville Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob McClerkin’s made a business trip to Houston Monday.

W. D. Dannels spent the week-end with his sister and family in Cuero.

Lcdr. And Mrs. T. W. Rhodes and children of New Orleans, La., B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Rhodes and daughters of Velasco spent the Easter holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik spent the week-end in San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett spent the week-end with relatives in Rosenberg.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Courts and Mrs. C. R. Megarity of Beaumont were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire and daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Michael, were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. E. I. Chiles and family in Palacios.

Mrs. C. P. Butler and boys, Robert and Carey, and Mrs. Ben H. Wheeler and daughter, Martha Ann, spent the Easter holidays with Mrs. Butler’s parents in Lubbock.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss Rickaway and children were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway.

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hattaway and son spent the week-end with her parents in Jourdanton.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Browne of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. William Childers and son, Jesse, and Miss Vera Halman of Corpus Christi, visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and James Arnold visited with his nephew at Keesler Field, Miss., last week.

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

Palacios Beacon, March 29, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Pabst and daughters, Rachel and Jane, of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Al Landin and daughter, Devodia, and Mrs. Barry of Houston spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Landin.

Miss Lavone Nicholson spent the week-end with her parents in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bingham and daughter of Port Lavaca were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler.

Mrs. Hilda White of Corpus Christi visited friends here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire and daughter, Helen, spent the week-end with relatives in Beaumont.

Mrs. M. D. Baggett and Mrs. Jack Baggett were shopping in Bay City Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer visited relatives in Lockhart over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Herreth and children of Port Lavaca spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

The community was saddened by the death of O. T. Vick, who passed away at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Damon Mound. We extend our sympathy to the family.

Palacios Beacon, April 6, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Ronnie Williams, who is attending school in Victoria, spent the week-end here with his mother, Mrs. Margaret Williams, and grandmother, Mrs. W. A. Sanford.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Clark and children of El Campo were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald.

Cpl. J. B. Nicholson of Fort Knox, Kentucky, visited with friends here while on furlough.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan were shopping in Houston last Wednesday.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and Mrs. W. A. Sanford made a business trip to El Campo Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and son of Galveston were week-end guests of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Visiting with Mrs. A. C. Herreth over the week-end were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barlow and children of Bay City, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herreth and son, Tommy of Houston.

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Tobola were Mr. and Mrs. Anton Shimek and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Shimek and children, all of Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P Butler and boys spent the week-end in Conroe with Mr. Butler’s parents.

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

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Van Bergen and sons, Tommy and Peter, of Minneapolis and Hopkins, Minnesota, arrived April 1 to visit Mrs. Lee Hall and Mrs. A. B. Pierce.

Pfc. John B. Murphy is here from Fort Hood visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Murphy.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte is spending a few days in Clemville with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger.

Guests in the A. B. Pierce home for two days were Mr. and Mrs. Will Staples of St. Paul, who were on their way north after spending the winter in San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Pierce have as guests for a few days, Dr. and Mrs. F. H. Van Bergen of Minneapolis and St Paul, enroute north after a trip to California.

Blessing people who attended St. Johns’ Church Services in Palacios on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Powell and daughter, Francis, Mrs. Ina Harter, Mrs. Margaret Williams, Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. A. B. Pierce.

Mrs. James L. Pierce and Miss Sally Greenwood Pierce of Minneapolis are guests of Mrs. W. W. Heffelfinger at Live Oak Farm.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce had as her guests last week Mrs. James L. Pierce, James L. Pierce Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Pierce of Minneapolis, and Ted Yates of Naples, Florida.

Thursday night she had a buffet dinner for these guests and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Crowe of Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce of Blessing.

Palacios Beacon, April 12, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Those attending Memorial Services at the Bellville Cemetery at Cheapside, Texas, Sunday afternoon were Miss Estelle Backerman, Mrs. Bob Ackerman, L. P. Neuszer and W. R. Neuszer.

Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. J. C. Calcote were shopping in Bay City on Monday.

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

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

Mrs. John Snoddy visited with relatives in Tomball last week.

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

Mrs. V. C. Murphy, Mrs. A. A. Sherrer and Pfc. John B. Murphy made a business trip to Houston one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters, Kathy, Regina and Becky, spent the week-end with Mr. Butler’s parents in Conroe.

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard were shopping in Houston Monday.

Mrs. C. R. Megarity and son of Beaumont is visiting here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire.

Mrs. Danna Logan and A. M. Logan made a business trip to Cuero last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard are visiting in Freeport for a few days.

Palacios Beacon, April 19, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wiltshire and daughter of Orange, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Megarity of Beaumont were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baggett and Roy made a business trip to Corsicana over the week-end.

Mrs. W. A. McKinney of Nixon, has been visiting with her mother, Mrs. Donna Logan.

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Maxwell of Houston visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump over the week-end.

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

Explorer Scouts and Scoutmaster Arthur Foster attended the Bivonca at Camp Strake, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Thurber and son, Tracy G. Thurber, of Providence, R. I., Bernard J. Flanagan of San Antonio, Texas, and Col. M. T. Flanagan of Longview, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

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

Palacios Beacon, April 26, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hattaway and son, Robert Earl, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kocurek in Jourdanton, Texas.

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler is visiting friends in Corpus Christi this week.

Mrs. W. D. Granger and children from Conroe visited with Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and family last week.

Mrs. Lee Pierce and Mrs. Melvin Lee are visiting with Mrs. Agnes Purvis and Lowell in Corpus Christi.

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Baumann and daughters, Patsy and Sandra, spent the week-end with relatives in Caldwell.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer is spending a few days with relatives in Lockhart.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald and daughters, Ann and Faye, spent Sunday in Cedar Lane.

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Calcote and children of Houston were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Calcote.

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway visited relatives in Old Ocean and Freeport and attended the Ice Capades at the Coliseum in Houston over the week-end.

Barnett Bump of Houston and son, Seaman Barnett Bump Jr. visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, May 3, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Ab Siegfried made a business trip to Corpus Christi Thursday.

Jack Baggett left Sunday for Dallas where he has accepted a position with the J. F. Case Co.

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Pierce Jr. and children of Houston were week-end guests of his mother, Mrs. A. B. Pierce Sr., and his grandmother, Mrs. Lee Hall.

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

Mrs. Ira Harter, Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. H. E. Powell were shopping in Bay City on Wednesday.

Mrs. Danna Logan spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. John Logan in Bay City.

Palacios Beacon, May 10, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald visited with her brother, L. W. Athey in Mabank, Texas, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Washington visited with relatives in Rockport and Refugio last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway have as their guests this week, Mrs. H. R. Barker of Tivoli.

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Calcate were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Calcate and daughter, Patricia, of Altus, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik spent the week-end with relatives in Temple.

Mr. and Mrs. William G. Thurber left Thursday for Providence, R. I., after a two-week visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Those attending the dinner at St. John’s Episcopal Cottage in Palacios Sunday were Mrs. A. B. Pierce, Mrs. Lee Hall, Mrs. W. O. Selkirk, Mrs. Ima Harter and daughter, Vona, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons, and Mrs. Margaret Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and family and Mrs. A. C. Herreth spent Sunday with Mrs. Herreth’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gavender in Wadsworth.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. A. M. Logan attended the piano recital held at the Methodist Church in Markham Monday evening.

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

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston and Mrs. Milton Bess and children of Mission were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

C. Pickel and daughters, Sallee and Lois, visited relatives in Pasadena over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump spent Sunday in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. M. o. Merswell and Dr. and Mrs. Byron Baird.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Baggett and daughter of Beaumont visited with his parents here Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smith and daughter and Mrs. Robert Smith of Houston are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee Rickaway spent Sunday in Tivoli.

Mrs. C. P. Butler and Mrs. Tracy Butler attended a bridal shower honoring Miss Doris Granger in Conroe Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Robertson and children spent the week-end in Jina, La.

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hattaway and son, Robert Earl, made a trip to Jourdanton over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, May 17, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Frank Rackley and Mrs. Howard Young and daughters, Nancy and Loretta of Conway, Ark., are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce Sr. and her mother, Mrs. Lee Hall, left Wednesday on their trip to White Bear Lake, Minn., where they plan to spend the summer.

Dr. and Mrs. J. C. White Jr. of Palacios were Friday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway.

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

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer spent Saturday with relatives in Lockhart.

Bennie Brod of Fort Worth spent Wednesday and Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett made a business trip to Dallas over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, May 24, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and James Arnold attended the graduation exercises at Winnie Stowell High School near Beaumont Thursday evening.

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

Mr. and Mrs. David King of Houston spent the week-end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Calcate and children of Houston are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Calcate this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guynes and daughter of Port Lavaca visited here over the week-end.

Mrs. Earl Jordan is visiting friends in Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and son of Galveston and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bump of Clifton, New Jersey, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mrs. Hilda White of Corpus Christi visited with Mrs. H. L. Wheeler over the week-end.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. John Ackerman and her granddaughter, Mary Ann Miska, attended a dance recital in San Antonio Monday evening.

Mrs. Ed Day and sons, Fred and Henry, Miss Betty Fern Martin and Harry Lane Powell were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mikus in Angleton.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown and daughter of Port Lavaca were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Powell.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik were shopping in Houston on Monday.

Miss Sue Carolyn Upton, who has been attending school in Fort Worth, is home for the summer.

Palacios Beacon, May 31, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Daphine Ross and son, Jay, of Freeport, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and her granddaughter, Patsy, made a business trip to Palacios Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Clark and daughter, all of El Campo, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDonald and family Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. A. F. Baumann of Harper, Texas, is visiting with her son, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Baumann and daughters, Patsy and Sandra.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughters spent a week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spain in San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey of Dallas were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Lcdr. 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. Victor Tobola, Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Tobola, and Mrs. Albert Watzlavick drove to Praha and Schulenburg Sunday.

The Hawley Cemetery Association held the second annual Memorial Day services Wednesday, May 30, at 11 o’clock. A short appropriate talk was delivered by the Rev. Aubrey C. Maxted of Bay City. Soft drinks were furnished and served throughout the day by members of the American Legion Post No. 649.

The Rev. and Mrs. A. C. Maxted and family and Donald Franke of Bay City had dinner at the Blessing Hotel last Wednesday with members of the Episcopal Church and their guests.

Miss Lucille Duffy of Palacios was the guest of Mrs. Margaret Williams last Wednesday for the Memorial Day services and dinner at the hotel.

Palacios Beacon, June 7, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Louis Morris and children of East Bernard were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. August Poessel.

Ronnie Williams left Sunday for San Marcos, where he will enroll for speech training through the summer months.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Calcote visited with relatives in Yoakum last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett spent the weekend with friends in Port Alto.

Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Havlik visited with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Svadlenak in Corpus Christi over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson are visiting with her parents in Temple.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances and Margaret Williams attended the annual Episcopal barbecue dinner Sunday in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee Rickaway and Oscar Rickaway enjoyed a drive to Austin, Burnet and New Braunfels Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Danna Logan spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. John Logan in Bay City.

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

Among those attending the Firemen’s Rodeo in Bay City were Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler, Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Wheeler, Margaret Williams, Mrs. Les Drapella, Ronnie Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee spent the week-end with relatives near Laredo.

Mrs. Les Drapella visited with her mother in Cleburn over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, June 14, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Murphy and Mrs. A. A. Sherrer are visiting with their sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Alderman in Stoner, Missouri.

Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Baumann and son of Kerrville visited with Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Baumann and daughters last week.

Mrs. H. C. Brooks and sons, John and Larry, of San Antonio were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gallatin.

Mrs. Danna Logan spent the week-end with relatives in Cuero.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie of Pinehurst are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny.

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Baker and son, Ricky, and Mrs. Dan Dukes of West Palm Beach, Florida, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cowger and children in Clemville.

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

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Washington and children left Saturday on a vacation trip through East Texas.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford and Mrs. Margaret Williams drove to Indianola Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, June 21, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Nancy Jane Hargrove of Lorenzo, Texas, is visiting with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler, and sons.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett have returned from a vacation trip to Creole, La., and Hotsprings, Ark.

Mrs. A. A. Sanford Sr. and Mrs. Margaret Williams spent the week-end with Ronnie Williams in San Marcos.

Mrs. Earl Jordan and sons are visiting with her sister and family in Woodsboro.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ackerman and children, Wayne and Aileen left Saturday on a vacation trip to Louisiana, Alabama and Virginia.

Mrs. Louise Smithey of Fort Worth visited here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie of Pinehurst, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trojcak and Jimmie of La Ward, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny.

Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump of Houston spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B Bump.

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink were: Mrs. Melton Bes and children of Mission, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. King and Linda, of Markham, Mrs. Harry Nesbitt of Houston, and Mrs. Hamelink’s brother, Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Butt and children of Redonda Beach, California.

Palacios Beacon, June 28, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

(Too Late For Last Week)

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway and son, James, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rickaway and sons in Freeport.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Mrs. John Ackerman made a business trip to Galveston Friday.

Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. A. M. Logan were shopping in El Campo on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters, Kathy, Regina and Rebecca, spent the week-end with Mr. Butler’s parents in Conroe.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Robert and Carey, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee in Laredo.

Mrs. C. D. Salley and Clifton Terry of Clemville visited with friends here Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and children visited with her mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Harold Bump of Houston is visiting with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Palacios Beacon, July 12, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Svadlenak of Corpus Christi and Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Lesikar of Taylor were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik.

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Crump were shopping in Houston Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell were in Houston Wednesday to meet their daughter, Frances, on her return trip from Baytown, where she had been attending the Junior High Session at Camp Allen.

Mrs. C. A. Lucas and granddaughter, Virginia of Houston, and Miss Esther Walker and Mrs. Ruth Williams of Bay City visited with friends here Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watzlavick and daughter of Port Lavaca visited relatives over the week-end.

Mrs. Hilda White and son, Charles, of Corpus Christi, visited here Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Rhodes and daughter of Velasco were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer made a business trip to Lockhart and Lampasas last week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard attended the All-Star ball game in Houston Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and Mrs. A. C. Thomas of Bay City were visitors here Friday afternoon.

Those taking part in the Prayer of Peace Vigil at St. Johns in Palacios Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances, Mrs. Lee M. Pierce, Mrs. Ina Harter and Mrs. Margaret Williams.

Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire were Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Courts and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Megarity, all of Beaumont.

Cpl. John B. Murphy of Fort Hood spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Murphy.

Those attending the family reunion at the home of F. H. Rickaway’s sister in Hallettsville Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rickaway and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay Rickaway and Ronald, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tobola and boys, Mrs. Katie E. Vaclavick and children, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway, Oscar Rickaway, Johnnie Hornischer, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaway.

Mr. and Mrs. Ab Siegfried have returned from a two week vacation trip to Oklahoma City and Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Seifer spent Sunday with relatives in Yoakum.

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler accompanied Mrs. A. R. Matthes and Mrs. Della Braden of Bay City to Chattanooga, Tenn. From there Mrs. Braden and Mrs. Wheeler will go to Columbus, Kentucky to visit Mrs. Wheeler’s sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Allen.

Palacios Beacon, July 19, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Pvt. Robert Smith of Camp Chaffee, Ark., is visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith.

Mrs. Mary Bunk and Mrs. Clarence Bunk and son of Bay City visited with Mr. and Mrs. A. E Schulte Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughter, Kathy, Becky, and Regina, have returned from a two-week vacation trip to Louisiana and Mississippi.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Herreth and children of Port Lavaca are visiting with his mother, Mrs. A. C. Herreth.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lee of Shindler, Okla. are guests of Mrs. Ina Harter and Vona.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smith and daughter of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ertel and children of Velasco, and John Bohuslav of Ashby.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink visited with Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Bess and children in Refugio Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wheeler have returned home from a vacation trip to Paul’s Valley, Okla.

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

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett spent the week-end with relative in Beaumont.

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

Palacios Beacon, July 26, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. George K. Nelson are visiting in Dallas and Temple for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Robert Carey, are visiting with Mr. Butler’s parents in Conroe this week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte made a business trip to Bay City Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. August Rickaway of El Campo visited with his parents here last week.

W. H. Lindner made a business trip to Houston Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Rickaway and sons of Freeport were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rickaway.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Calcote, who have made their home here for the past year, have moved to Alvin.

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hermann and sons of Beeville visited with friends here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Crump attended the American Liberty Oil Co. annual picnic near Dallas July 20. They reported enjoying a very fine trip, traveling round trip by air and meeting many American Liberty officials and employees. There were numerous games, a rodeo, and good fishing and lots of good food.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Spies and son and Mrs. A. C. Spies of Houston were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. .and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny.

Palacios Beacon, August 2, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Crump left Friday on a vacation trip to Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla. They will also attend the American Liberty Oil Company picnic in Talco, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk and Mrs. Sallie Rogers were shopping in El Campo Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Cusak and sons, Richard and Jimmie Jr., of San Antonio were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mrs. Norman Holcomb and son of Big Springs visited friends here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard entertained friends with a turkey dinner at the Blessing Hotel dining room Thursday evening, the occasion being Mrs. Howard’s birthday. Dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lee, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Matthes, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross Jr.

Mrs. Mary Bunk, Mrs. Floyd Ryman and children of Bay City, Mrs. Annie Schulte of Houston, Mrs. Harry Cowger and children of Clemville were Thursday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Charlie Williams of Sandy Point visited here Wednesday.

Joe Holmes is on a business trip to Fort Worth.

Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik left Wednesday on a vacation trip to Dallas and Taylor.

Palacios Beacon, August 9, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. Ruth Fitzgerald of Houston visited with Mrs. Sallie Rogers over the week-end.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and son, James Arnold, visited relatives in Beaumont, Conroe, and Houston over the week-end.

Mrs. Elizabeth Dawdy spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Dawdy in Bay City. She also visited with her sister, Mrs. Joe Dawdy, in Markham on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Valline Landin, and Mrs. A. E. Landin and daughter, Devodia, of Houston were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Landin.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce and sons, Lee Hall and Michael, were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. E. I. Chiles in Palacios.

W. L. Rickaway made a business trip to Dallas on Monday.

Charles Bump and John Van Tyle of Clifton, New Jersey, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones and daughters, Jane and Jean, spent the week-end in Saratoga, Texas.

Palacios Beacon, August 16, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Carey and Robert, left Friday to visit with Mrs. Butler’s parents in Lorenzo, Texas.

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

Mrs. W. A. Sanford Sr., Mrs. Margaret Williams and Ronnie and Betty Gene Matthes spent Saturday in San Marcos.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell and daughter, Mrs. P. B. Lazarine, and son of Houston, were Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances.

Mrs. Arthur Foster and her mother, Mrs. Bord, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trojcak in LaWard.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Smith and daughter of Memphis, Tenn., visited with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Holmes last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler and sons of Needville visited with Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and son of Galveston were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder attended the wedding of Miss Margaret Ann Holsworth and the Rev. William James Hodge in Collegeport Saturday evening.

Mrs. Katherine Sweeney and sons from Fort Worth visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder Sunday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, August 23, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Mrs. A. C. Thomas and Mrs. Louis Marcaurele and Laura of Bay City visited with friends here Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Baker and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy McCants of West Palm Beach, Florida, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Tobola.

Mrs. A. C. Herreth spent last week with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Herreth, in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughters, Tommye and Ginger, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Johnson in Baytown.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Maxwell and Mrs. P. B. Lazarine and son of Houston are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Shimek and children of Houston are visiting with the Tobola families this week.

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

Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee of Laredo are visiting friends here this week.

Mrs. M. C. Bess and children of Victoria visited with Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink over the week-end.

Palacios Beacon, August 30, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. C. R. Magarity and son of Beaumont are visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross Sr. and Mrs. and Mrs. J. Ross of Freeport were Saturday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. K. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Havlik spent last week-end in New Orleans, La.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny and Mrs. Brod visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Brod and daughter in Kingsville, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Hellus and sons in Premont last week.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mrs. Margaret Williams were shopping in Bay City Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler and sons, Robert and Carey, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler in Needville.

Mrs. R. J. Butler of Conroe and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Butler and sons of Needville visited with Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett of El Campo visited friends here Monday afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, September 13, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. H. E. Powell, Mrs. R. D. Howard, and Mrs. A. E. Schulte were shopping in Wharton and El Campo on Monday.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Orsak of Victoria, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Orsak and children of Goliad were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Orsak.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford visited relatives in Brazoria and Angleton Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Courts and children of Beaumont were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilley spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. W. F. Evendorf in Sealy.

Miss Bobby Hebert of Houston spent the week-end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and family.

Earl Bump of Ruston, La., spent several days here last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Palacios Beacon, September 20, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. H. E. Powell, Mrs. R. D. Howard, and Mrs. A. E. Schulte were shopping in Wharton and El Campo on Monday.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Orsak of Victoria, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Orsak and children of Goliad were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Orsak.

Mrs. W. A. Sanford visited relatives in Brazoria and Angleton Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Courts and children of Beaumont were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilley spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. W. F. Evendorf in Sealy.

Miss Bobby Hebert of Houston spent the week-end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and family.

Earl Bump of Ruston, La., spent several days here last week with his parents, Mr and Mrs. C. B. Bump.

Palacios Beacon, September 20, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Bump and children of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. William Archer and children of Chicago, Ill., are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mersfelder of Fort Worth and their daughter, Mrs. Donald Clark, of Mullins, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cornelius of Beaumont visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius, over the week-end.

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

Cpl. J. B. Nicholson of Fort Knox, Kentucky, visited friends here last Thursday and Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Buster Schnurpel and children of El Campo spent Sunday, afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Epperson and daughter.

Sonny Foster spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nicholson and family in Houston.

Palacios Beacon, September 27, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and son, James Arnold, spent the week-end with relatives in Conroe.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Wallace and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hodges in Bellville last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Louderback spent the week-end in Waco.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lee visited with relatives in Bryan last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millard made a business trip to Bay City Friday.

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

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross in Freeport.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan and Jimmie Davant attended the Wharton Fair and Rodeo Saturday nite.

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Butler spent the week-end in Needville.

Palacios Beacon, October 4, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump are visiting with their granddaughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and son, in La Marque.

Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mrs. R. D. Howard made a business trip to Bay City Monday.

Ed Barlow of Bay City is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Millard this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Billy McDonald and his sisters, Faye and Ann, are visiting relatives in Shawnee, Okla.

W. D. Daniels left Thursday on a vacation trip to Smith Center, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and James Arnold spent the week-end in Corpus Christi.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Havel.

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

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk attended the Edna Fair last week.

Mrs. Mary Bunk and daughter, Theresa, of Bay City spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

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

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer spent the week-end here with their parents.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer spent the week-end in College Station with their son, Leo, who is a student at A. & M.

Palacios Beacon, October 11, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mersfelder made a business trip to El Campo Saturday afternoon.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire over the week-end were her mother, Mrs. C. Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. Al Mascek of Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Bump have returned home after a two week visit with Mr. and Mrs. Orville Anderson and son in La Marque.

Mrs. Sara Balusek and daughter, Linda, visited friends and relatives in Refugio over the week-end.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pickel of Baytown spent the week-end with his father, Chas. Pickel.

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Matthes spent Sunday in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Matthes and sons.

Mrs. B. G. Jones and son of Boling were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones and daughters, Jane and Jean.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cusack of San Antonio spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Schulte.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cornelius of Beaumont visited with Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cornelius Sunday.

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

Palacios Beacon, October 25, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross and daughter, Terry, of Freeport were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Courts and children of Beaumont were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire.

Mrs. M. C. Bess and daughter of Mission and Mrs. Pete Hamelink spent Sunday in Houston with Mr. and Mrs. David King, Mrs. Harry Nesbitt, and Mrs. Jack Meadows.

Pfc. Milton Steffek of Camp Polk, La., visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Steffek, while on furlough.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kosarek and son, Steve, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kristek in La Grange.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Spaniel of Moulton is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Steffek this week.

S/Sgt. Elbert H. Gallatin from Falmouth, Mass., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gallatin, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Logan and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pierce attended the Texas-Rice Football game in Austin Saturday.

Those attending the A. & M.-Baylor football game in College Station Saturday were: Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Neuszer, Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman, Mr. and Mrs. bob Ackerman and children, and Mr. and Mrs. James Rollins and daughters.

Mrs. W. O. Selkirk has returned home after a week’s visit with Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Flanagan in San Antonio.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett of El Campo visited friends here Tuesday.

Palacios Beacon, November 1, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilly and Mrs. Pete Hamelink attended the Shrine Circus in Houston Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Louderback spent the week-end in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cole and James Arnold visited with relatives in Conroe and Houston last week.

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Washington and children spent the week-end with relatives in Rockport.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Baker and daughter, Jo Ann, and Mrs. Harry Guynes visited relatives in Graham, Texas, over the week-end.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and Mrs. C. P. Butler were shopping in Houston Monday.

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

Those attending the Shrine Circus in Houston Sunday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters, Kathy, Regina and Becky, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny, and Mrs. Mary Brod.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Morris and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wheeler spent the week-end in San Antonio.

Mrs. L. P. Neuszer and Mrs. James Rollins and daughters visited relatives in Lockhart Saturday and Sunday.

Palacios Beacon, November 8, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

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

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Rhodes and daughter of Velasco and B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes.

Mrs. A. B. Pierce Sr. and her mother, Mrs. Lee Hall, accompanied by a friend, Mrs. Albert Brown, of St. Paul, Minn., arrived in Blessing October 31 after spending the summer at Mrs. Hall’s home at Birchwood, White Bear Lake, Minn.

Visiting with Mrs. A. C. Herreth Sunday were Mrs. Annie Schulte and son, Arthur Lee, Mrs. Jessie Adams and daughter, and Walter Herreth of Houston, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ryman and children of Bay City.

Mrs. George Slaughter of Sheppard, Texas, spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lilly.

Mr. and Mrs. David King and son, Charles David, of Houston spent the week-end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hebert and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hamelink.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cornett and sons attended the Shrine Circus in Houston Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ross and daughter, Terry, of Freeport spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Howard.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carrington have returned home from Beirut, Lebanon.

Mrs. Hattie Wheeler has returned home after several months visit with relatives in Columbia, Kentucky, Chicago, and Corpus Christi.

Palacios Beacon, November 15, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mrs. W. A. Sanford spent Sunday and Monday in Brazoria with Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Montgomery. Sunday afternoon they attended the opening of the new clinic in Angleton and visited with Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Montgomery Jr.

Mrs. W. R. Lilley and Mrs. Pete Hamelink were shopping in Wharton Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Brown of Houston were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Selkirk.

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Butler and daughters, Becky, Regina, and Kathy, spent last week-end with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee in Laredo.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Baggett of El Campo visited friends here Wednesday.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey of Dallas spent the week-end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster, Sonny, and Mrs. Mary Brod were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod in El Campo.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Rickaway and Ronald visited with friends and relatives in El Campo Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill King of Houston visited with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Swinky Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Courts and children of Beaumont were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiltshire.

Among those attending the service of dedication at the First Presbyterian Church in Palacios Sunday afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Matthes, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wheeler, Mrs. Hattie Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Powell and Frances, Mrs. Margaret Williams, Mrs. A. B. Pierce, Mrs. W. O. Selkirk, and Mrs. Ina Harter.

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Rhodes and daughters of Velasco and B. B. Rhodes of San Antonio visited with Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Rhodes over the week-end.

Billie Lindner of Nacogdoches visited with friends here Saturday.

Palacios Beacon, November 29, 1951
 


Blessing News

By Mrs. Arthur Foster

Mr. and Mrs. John Louderback spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Irving Moore Jr. in Wharton.

Mrs. H. E. Powell, Mrs. A. M. Logan, Mrs. Ina Harter, Mrs. A. E. Schulte and Mrs. Lee Pierce were shopping in El Campo and Wharton Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lee spent the weekend with relatives near Laredo.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Johs and Jackie of Tomball and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brod of El Campo were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster and Sonny.

Mrs. L. C. Cornelius and Mrs. C. P. Butler are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Heck and Sara Dee in Laredo this week.

Mrs. Lee Pierce and Mrs. Melvin Lee were shopping in Houston Monday.

Mr. Paul Braden of Baytown spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Mr and Mrs. A. R. Matthes.

Palacios Beacon, December 13, 1951
 

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