The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961 Page: 251
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The Alamo has again captured the nation's attention-196o-
style, with an unprecedented three-page, four-color advertisement
in Life magazine on behalf of the forthcoming John Wayne pro-
duction of one of the most dramatic battles in Texas history. Ivan
Spear, in his column in Boxoffice, July, 1960, reports the Texas-
size ad cost Wayne $152,000 for space alone, and had to be ap-
proved by the magazine's editorial board because of the unusual
position (immediately following the cover) and the text, which
had to be labeled "Advertisement" to distinguish it from a his-
Valley Lodge No. 175, A.F.8&A.M. at Burnet prepared a history
of its organization for its centennial celebration on June 9, 1956.
Judge Thomas C. Ferguson of the District Court at Burnet served
as chairman of the compilation committee. Recently he sent a
copy of the pamphlet to the Association for deposit in the Eugene
C. Barker Texas History Center.
Other organizations are urged to send copies of their histories
to the Association so that the Texas record may be kept in the most
complete manner possible. *
William Martin Pearce, who prepared his doctoral disserta-
tion at the University of Texas on the Matador Ranch has been
appointed Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech-
The following faculty resolution was made on the death of
Rudolph L. Biesele, who served so long and so creditably on the
Executive Council of the Association:
RUDOLPH L. BIESELE
Rudolph Leopold Biesele, Professor Emeritus of History, died in
Austin on January 4, 196o. He was born in York's Creek in Guadalupe
County, Texas, on January 29, 1886. He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Anna E. Biesele; three sons, Ferdinand Charles, Rudolph L., Jr.,
John J.; and one daughter, Mrs. Grace Annette Gregory; sixteen
grandchildren; and two brothers, Carl H. Biesele of San Antonio, and
Hugo F. Biesele of New Braunfels.
Professor Biesele retired from active teaching in the University in
1957. He remained active in research work, however, dealing with the
life and career of Barnard E. Bee, the history of Comal County, Texas,
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