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8A=~_ _T~_e Ma~k_~°ff _New~ ,_Th_u_rs__da__Y., _Jul_Y_16,!981 ..... FEED . SEED . SUPPLIES FARMERS & RANCHERS SUPPLY KENNETH LEWIS CALL COLLECT 214/396-2881 OR OWNER WEST HWY. 31, KERENS 396-2282 New supply fancy T shirts, 2-4, 6-18, adults, ...... all $4.98 Tank shirts, 12 me. to 6 & up ............ $1.98 & $2.98 Adults $3.98 & $4.98 Short sets, girls 3 to 14 $4.98 ....... Misses $3.98 & $4.98 Shorts 3-6x $1.98 & $2.98 ..... Girls 7 to 14 $2.98 & $3.98 S&H stamps MALAKOFF Lay:aways The Garza-Contreras families, dating back to 1917 in Malakoff history, will observe their family reunion at the Malakoff Lions Den July 18th. The children of Jose (Joe) Garza and Magdalena Contreras Garza will be coming "home" together for the first time in 37 years. The family first came to Malakoff in 1917 with Juan, Magdalena's son from a previous marriage. Jose found a job in the coal mines. Their first child, Teresa, was born in Malakoff the following year. Things did not work out as expected for the Garzas and they decided to move back to the Rockdale-Calvert area, where he again found work in the coal mines, but more important, he was also able to do some farming on the Introducing Package Store Caney City for all your package & beverage items Clay Estes-Partner O IS SO "O ,O ........... .-:--- ..... 7 side. While in Calvert three other children were born to the couple, Beatriz, Frank and Margaret. Garza again returned to Malakoff, leaving the family in Calvert until 1926 when they were all reunited here. Jose had sent the family by train to Malakoff while be brought the family belongings by wagon. The trip from Calvert to Malakoff, a distance of approximately 120 miles, took over a week. Years later, according to a Garza daughter, Jose delighted in telling the children that the trip had taken that period of time because one of the mares he was driving had a newborn colt. The pace was slow so the colt would not tire out. Garza rented a farm in Malakoff and did sharecropping in cotton plus working in the coal mines during the off season. The farm, owned by the Dodd family, was located approximately three miles east of Malakoff. After a few seasons the farm began to pay off and Garza quit the mines and concen- trated entirely on farming. Because of his knowledge and reputation as an excellent far- met/stockman, Garza was recommen- ded for County Agricultural Agent. He turned it down when he was told he would have to give up his Mexican citizenship. There were four sons and five daughters in the family, with Florence, Leona, Nicolas and Benito all born in Malakoff. The Garzas lived at Malakoff until 1943 when Jose finally decided to retire from farming and moved the family back to Rockdale. The two oldest sons,, Jaun and Frank MAGDALENA GARZA Of the nine Garza children six sur- JOSE GARZA vive. Frank Garza was killed in action at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, during the D-Day Battle as a paratrooper. Nicolas Garza was taken family reside in DallaS, prisoner by the North Koreans during Rockdale, and Bryan. the Korean War and died while a Beatriz, resides in prisoner of war in December, 1950. There are31 Juan died in retirement in Mexico in grandchildren. 1971 after a 20 year career in the Army. Jose and Magdalena Garza passed The reunion will be away at Rockdale in 1947 and 1956, Former friends, tea respectively. :lassmates are invited to Today the surviving members of the ¢isit. (,(,' were serving in the armed forces. Juan was in the 12th Cavalry and Frank was in the U. S. Army Paratranns .l,m- served in Alaska and in the Oc- cupational Services in Europe. 700 Needmore "1 block off N. Palestine - behind Pronto Print" Athons $76-6723 WHOLESALE ! Plumbing and Air Conditioning Supplies Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5 Sat. 7:30-12 (Continuing a series of looks into the history of the Malakoff area from early editions of The News, we look this week at page one of the Thursday, Nov. 14, 1929 Malakoff News for a report on the finding of "The Malakoff from the corners of the expression and the extreme has been drilled a one-half inches in two and one-half incheS very evident that Man.") time been While other ports of the land have, pedestal. The image is in recent years, received much Ca~mhPlete to be the work publicity.over the possibilities of un- ough nature is _ covering a long lost city due to some peculiar in her ways. It se interesting objects found by ex- a doubt that the image l cavating parties while at work handiworkofasculpture¢ beneath the sod, the city of Malakoff turies past. is now due some consideration from --. the manipulators of the "lime light" due to an object extraordinary found TnlS most interesting dl~ last Thursday by I. and T. Margado made by the MargadOS while at work in a gravel pit on the were taking gravel from ! Bishop farm about 2 miles west of this used in the construction ~ A. Bartlett residence. It city. The object, which has already ex- from the pit at a depth m cited considerable attention, is workmen brought the ln~ nothing short of a m~n's head carved and turned it over to Mr. t from solid rock. The image is several placed it on display in his times larger than the head of the where it has attracted c average man and shows very plainly attention. Mr Bartlett sts: eVeryhumah feature. The nose, ears his intention'to notify ~ and the point of the chin are raised, Department of the U~] while the eyes and mouth are inden- Texas at Austin of this sw ted. The brows are neatly carved in the hopes that they maY terested enough to semi-circles above either eye. Even vestigation and determ~l~ the lines indicating the crown of the head show plainly. The lips are parted not the gravel pit has o showing the teeth and the wrinkles to disclose. *~ Energy devices don't increase havre While many homeowners might think swer," he added, "and alternative energy devices such as tell, no one has ever solar hot water heating systems in- crease the value of their homes, such equipment may not be considered an asset, even in these days of high utility costs. That prediction comes from a Texas A&M University specialist in real estate issues. "In looking at house prices it is not clear whether buyers take into account the prospective energy savings that are associated with solar systems," Dr. Richard Haney said. "To date, nobody knows the an- information Some of the would rather advantages are warranties or the reputa Illinois admits families to the on Veterans Day, a wrestling matches arc Connecticut. In Del~ need no license to auctioneers. Buy Now and Save Big! END-OF-MODEL-YEAR Come in and enjoy Savings such as these: e :,i Natural Energy Natural gas works for you in its original home, heat water, dry clothes and cook. form. It's a natural fuel, not manufac- And Lone Star can deliver all the gas tured energy. And the most efficient way you need for your home. It's another to use it is in the form nature created, good reason to be glad you're served by Youll save energy, save money, by the Lone Star system. making direct usa of gas to heat your Gas. It's plentiful, efficient and right for the times. nc~pl The Benmnglon Model GER684 "Free Delivery & Set-Up" nme Lone Star Gas Company Bill RCA, Zenith & Litton Sales & Service Across from Sonntag Ford owner Hwy. 31 W.,Malakoff