Zavala County Sentinel (Crystal City, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, May 12, 1950 Page: 1 of 10
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Zavala Count? Sentinel
CRYSTAL CITY. ZAVALA COUNTY. TEXAS, MAY 12, 1950
top calves were selected
ftunjh# George Lyles herd north
W lA Pryor, Saturday by 4-H
Oub boys. With the exception ot
i'lmm, the calves were placed on
'tun* cows. 4-H Club boys who
got Lyles calves were Roy Da-
vidson, Jr. and Bart Wagner from
a Ci ystal City, and Robert Rhodes,
"and Bradley Spring from Bates-
Jerry Peters has a calf from his
father's herd on feed and Betty
Lee Johnson of La Pryor has an
Angus calf on feed from the Sei-
del herd at Sabinal. Clyde Greer
and Ralph Salinas plan to select
and get their calves within the
■ next few days.
1 ENTOMOLOGY TEAM BEING
' The County Agent is meeting
twice weekly in each of the
schools in tha county (La Pryor,j
S Crystal City, Batesville) training
| - M Entomology team to take tol
the 4-H Round up to be held at
A. & M. College June 12 to 16.
Only two teams will represent
the District and there are four
Counties training teams in the
<Ii*$rict. This will necessitate an
elimination contest to be held at
the Winter Garden Experiment
Station May 25th.
P Boys who are competing for a
place^on the team are Maynard
Marburger, Phineas DurbonJ
J1 Clyde Greer and Burrell Day
' from Crystal City; Jack Scott,
Malcolm and Gerald Ritchey,
Denny Williams from La Pryor,
and Jack Darby, John Patridge,
Laroy Ross and Lester Harden
B tains four members to make
a team and the boys are hard at
/learning to identify 60 in-
l and give the host, usurious
stages, type of mouth parts, stan-
tfard control measures fcr each.
In addition to this the boys have
18 insecticides to learn the stan-
dard dose, type of poison, prin-
cipal use and method of applica-
tion of each.
You can see that there is a lot
to learn in a short time along
With the closing of school. How-
evef, the boys are working hard
and are determining that Zavala
ap dare determined that Zavala
County will have one of the two
faams that represent Extension
District 11 at the State 4-H Club
Round Up in June.
Mobile X-Ray Survey of County to Be
Made During Week of May 23-30
Organization has been set up
for Moblie X-ray survey of Za-
vala County during week of May
The mobile unit will be at La
Pryor on May 23-24 for the bene-
fit of La Pryor and Batesville
people. Local committees will
people. Local committees will han-
places. The equipment will then
move to the courthouse in Crys-
tal City on May 25 and be in op-
eration on Friday, Saturday,
Monday and Tuesday, May 26,
27, 29 an 30.
The general county chairman is
J. Paul Little and Mrs. W. R.
Parsons is co-chairman. For
handling the Mobile unit at Crys-
tal City the following commit-
tee chairmen were named, to-
1. Publicity, J. H. Hardy.
2. Hostesses to supply person-
nel to direct the people to the
clerical help, to see that they re-
move objects from pockets, neck-
laces, pins on dresses, etc. and to
direct them to the machine and
to the outside. Chairman—Mrs.
3. Location, to help unload
and reload the equipment, to
hook up the machine to the
transformer. Chairman — Errol
4. Telephone, to see that all
phones are called and the party
reminded to be X-rayed and his
family and neighbors. Chairman
Mrs. Mills Addison.
5. House to house campaign:
to get notices to all homes in city.
To use scouts, and ice delivery
aijd possible milk delivery to de-
liver notices. Chairman, Mrs
Sam Ward. '
6. Transportation: to get cars
or buses to drive the streets and
pick up and take back people.
c 7,. Clerical: UT help provide
personnel to fill out the cards
during the hours of X-raying. At
times this may require four peo-
ple. The County Nurse and clerk
will be available for this work
and perhaps some who work in
the court house. General chair-
man—Miss Vera Thormann.
Chairman—Mrs. Myrtle Bren-
nan, from the Athena Club (to
provide one day.) others to be
—AM LEAVING TOWN. Will
sacrifice furniture including Gas
Range. Must be sold this week.
C. W. AMBROSE, Old Nurse’s
Play Is Successful
The senior class of the Crystal
City High School presented “The
Perfect Idiot,” night of May 1, at
the high school auditorium to a
large and appreciative audience.
The-play was a hilarious com-
edy and centered around the
struggles of a “brain child" who
wanted his parents to send him
to college even though he was
;ust a junior in high school. The
complications and confusion that
resulted from his theory, Intel-
ligence, properly applied, can
solve any problem," provided an
amusing and exciting drama.
Jack Moore played the part of
Daniel Tennyson, the young ge-
nius. Other members of the Ten-
myson family were played by Pat
Barker, Frank Dunkle, and
Otis Templer. Virginia Coleman
took the part of the Negro maid.
Added members of the cast were
Bob Landrum, Clyde Franchier,
Sarah Greene, Emily Lancaster,
Ann Ranney, Gama Guevara,
Delia Tapia, Sammy Clark, Alon-
zo Sifuentes and Irene Viera.
The successful presentation of
ithis drama was due to the train-
ing of Miss Jean DonaLson.
Scouts from all over the Win-
ter Garden District took part on
Friday and Saturday, May 5 and
6 in a Camporee staged at the
ranch of C. W. Barker of Big
Troop 99 of Big Wells was the
dinner of the Camporee and sev-
eral others were tied for third
The events were built around
Scout skills, and were knot ty-
ing, first aid, tracking, nature
trail, and tent pitching.
Troops were from Eagle Pass,
Big Wells, Carrizo Springs, Win-
ter Haven, and Crystal City.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pennycuick
and their daughter, Janet of San
Antonio are here for a weekend
visit with Mrs. Pennycuick’s par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Wagner
and her brothers and their fam-
19S0 Census-Have You Been Counted?
The Census is nearing completion. If you have not been counted here or
anywhere else, please fill out the form below and mail it immediately to
the U.S. Census District Office at the address shown.
My address on April 1, 1950 was:
House Number and Street
(Or description of location)
City, town, village
Name of each person whose usual
place of residence was in this
household on April 1, 1950.
(Last name) (First name) (Initial)
Relationship of this
person to the head
of the household,
such as head, wife,
son, roomer, etc.
Cat oat this Form and Mail To:
F. W. PULLIAM
CRYSTAL CTY, TEXAS
MAIL THIS REPORT NOW!
The “Save The Soil and Save
Texas" essay contest winners
from the Crystal City High
School will be presented with
cash awards amounting to fifty
dollars in recognition of the best
essays submitted to the Winter
Garden Soil Conservation Dis-
trict Board of Supervisors.
Gary Clark, a freshman stu-
dent was judged first in the com-
petition and will receive $25.00
for his efforts. Janice Owens was
second place winner and will re-
ceive $15.00 for her efforts. Lala
Acosta will be awarded $10.00 for
R. L. Guyler, Jack Eubank,
Zavala County Bank, Irl Taylor
and Fred Owens contributed ten
dollars each for the fifty dollars
in cash prizes.
It is significant that all the es-
says submitted were from the
Freshman class. It is understood
that Mrs. L. W. Morris is due the
credit for her leadership in get-
ting the Freshmen to participate
in the contest.
The supervisors of the district
are anxious to see more interest
manifested by the students next
year and have more of the class
es submit essays.
SCENE OF LOVELY PARTY
Mrs. R. S. Crawford Sr. was
hostess at several tables of bridge
last Thursday afternoon at her
home, 808 East Edwards St.
Her guests included friends
from Big Wells, Carrizo Springs
and Crystal City.
After the usual number of live-
ly games Mrs. Crawford served
County Quota for
U. S. Savings
Bonds Is $6,000
Zavala County has accepted a
quota of $6,000 for the sale of
United States Savings Bonds dur-
ing the Independence Drive, Ster
ling H. Fly, Co. Savings Bonds
chairman announced today. This
drive will begin May 15 and
continue through July 4.
The county’s quota, and also
the state quota of $24,088,000, ap-
ply only to the sale of Series E
bonds, the county chairman €
Symbol for the Inedepenence
Drive is the Liberty Bell, and
the slogan is “Save for Your In
dependence—Buy U.S. Savings
Bonds." President Truman and
Secretary of the Treasury John
W. Snyder will participate in
ceremonies to be held on May 15
in Independence Hall, Philadel-
phia to initiate the national drive.
The Texas “kick-off’ will be held
the following day in Fort Worth
with the unveiling of an exact
duplicate of the original Liberty
Bell. During the seven weeks of
the drive this bell will visit 120
towns in 87 Texas counties, on a
500-mile tour of the state.
There will be e program et
the Community Building Tuesday
night at 7:30 on public health and
nuMtion. Program will be under
direction of G. J. Lochelli of San
Ahtonio whose talk will be sup-
plemented by picture films.
The public is invited end urged
to attend. No admission.
Mrs. Erman Greer end her
daughter will return this Fri-
day from San Antonio where she
spent the week as guest of her
mother, Mrs. B. F. Hutcherson
end Mr. Hutcherson. They also
had as their guest for the week
Mrs. Hutcherson’s grandson, Bus-
ter Huntsman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kmet Huntsman. Mr. Greer
Good Rain Fell
Here This Morning
Early this (Thursday) morning
rain started falling and at noon
the precipitation was 1.36 inches.
This is one of the best rains this
year. One farmer is reported to
have said: “It was just like put-
ting $2,000 in my pocket.”
Judge and Mrs. R. S. Crawford
and Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Childress
went to Austin last Saturday and
were guests of their daughter
rnd granddaughter, Mrs. W. R.
Williams. On Sunday they attend-
ed eleven o’clock services at the
Presbyterian Church at which
time the younger son, Steven, of
Mr. and Mrs. Williams was chris-
tened. Mr. and Mrs. Childress and
Judge Crawford returned Sunday
evening, while Mrs. Crawford
CRY8TAL CITY GETS FISH
Two large truckloads of black
bass and Georgia Blue-Gill perch
were released this week in the
Pew North Lake on Nueces River
after a survey made and growing
conditions approved by P. P.
Adams of Uvalde U.S. Fish
C. C. Caperton, member of
Crystal City Chamber of Com-
merce had charge of the procure-
ment and distribution.
Mrs. R. A. Nash and Mrs. Earle
Colley had as their weekend
guests, Mrs. Ruth Shane and her
son, Robert of Austin, Mr. and
Mrs. Orville Nash and daughter
cf Port Arthur and Chula and
Mary Schancks, Texas Universi-
Father V. Liberto, O.M.I., went
to San Antonio first of the week
did not return until Wednesday, i where he was in a hospital due
Judge Crawford made a business to throat trouble. Mrs. R. L. Guy-
trip to San Antonio Wednesday ier and Mrs. Dudley Keller and
imorning and Mrs. Crawford met Mrs. R. E. Laughlin were patients
him there where they spent the ir the local hospital, due to throat
day. | trouble.
Crystal City Schools Close Next Week
The announcements of the clos-
ing events of the school year are
found in this week’s news. The
(public is cordially invited to at-
tend all of these occasions.
The graduation exercises at Ju-
nior High School on May 18 will
be a morning affair, and after
the exercises the class together
with the sponsors and room
mothers will spend the remain-
der of the day at Garner Park.
Term examinations will be held
next week, with all class work
closing on Thursday. Students
will not report on Friday but will
return Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for
their report cards.
Sunday, 8:00 p.m.
May 14, 1950
Crystal City Hijfh School Auditorium
Processional — “God of our Fathers” National Hymn
Mrs. R. C. Tate
Invocation ......................................... The Reverend Guy Hall
Pastor, Church of the Nazarene
Hymn — "Come, Thou Almighty King” _______ Charles Wesley
Scripture Reading ......................The Reverend W. A. Cannon
Pastor, Church of Christ
Special Music — “The Night has a Thousand Eyes”
___________________________________________ F. Bourdillon, Arr. Cain
Sermon .................... . The Reverend W. A. Cannon
Pastor, Church of Christ
Hymn — “Holy, Holy, Holy” .................... R. Heber
Benediction ____________________________________ Father V. Liberto, O.M.I.
The Holy Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart
Recessional — “God of our Fathers” National Hymn
Mrs. R. C. Tate
Commencement Exercises of
CRYSTAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL
Friday, 8:00 p.m
May 19, 1950
Crystal City High School Auditorium
Processional—Priest’s March from “Athalia" — Mendelssohn
* Mrs. R. C. Tate
Invocation ................................. The Reverend B. W. Mantooth
Pastor, Baptist Church
Salutatory ................ “Preparation for the World of Affairs”
Patricia Sue Barker
Class Song — “Stouthearted Men” ___________ Sigmund Romberg
Class History _____________________________________ Gamaliel Guevara
Presentation of Class Key __________________ Emily Jamye Lancaster
President of Class of 1950
President of Class of 1951
Valedictory______“Education Seeks a New Working Principle"
Otis W. Templer, Jr.
Presentation of Class __________ Superintendent Sterling H. Fly
Presentation of Diplomas ___________________ Mr. R. E. Laughlin
Secretary of School Board
Presentation of Scholarships and Awards, Principal R. C. Tate
Benediction__________The Revered Sherwood S. Davis
_ Pastor, Methodist Church
Recessional — Priest's March from “Athalia” — Mendelssohn
Mrs. R. C. Tate
1959 SENIOR CLASS, CRYSTAL CITY HIGH 8CHOOL
Clark, Sammy Neal
Templer, Otis, Jr.
Barker, Patricia Sue
Cuevas, Mary Alice
Graduation exercises for the
Junior High School will be held
in the Junior High School Audito-
rium at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May
This will be the first class to
went to San Antonio and brought graduate from the Junior High
School, which is completing its
first year of operation. The class,
which will enter High School
next year, is believed to b«> the
largest class of its kind in the his-
tory of Crystal City.
In a meeting with the par
errts of the graduating class,
(Continued on page 4)
Seeking Bids for
The State Highway Department
is advertising for bids for con-
struction of 10.96 miles of Farrs
to Market roads in Zavala Coun-
ty, contract to be let in Austin
next Tuesday, May 16.
The proposed construction is
from five miles east of Crystal
City, north four miles, and from
Highway 83 six miles north of
Crystal City, east seven miles.
Dr. F. A. Frank had the pro-
gram at Rotary Tuesday and pre-
sented a very good rt t issi i .n
the subject of expcri. nta. v. t
being done by the , ' S. :n co-
operation with other c .untries.
Next week Nick Roberts and
'Robt. Crawford Jr. will tell about
the Rotary District Assembly et
Kerrville which they attended.
BRIDGE CLUB MET
AT COUNTRY CLUB
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Talley
entertained members of the Tues-
day Bridge Club at the Country
Club Wednesday evening.
Members enjoying the courtesy
were: Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Mani-
fold, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Curtis Mr.
end Mrs. Warren Bookout, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Onzon, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Miller and Mrs. Vera
Mr. and Mrs. Manifold received
couple high score. Mr. and Mrs.
Curtis cut luckily for ladies and
gents, and Frank Onzon captured
the traveling prize.
Fefreshments were served fol-
lowing the games.
—AM LEAVING TOWN. Will
sacrifice furniture including Gas
Range. Must be sold this week.
C. W. AMBROSE, Old Nurse’s
CROSS S OWNERS
VISIT CRYSTAL CITY
A. L. Coad, Packers National
Bank of Omaha, Neb., and Eu-
gene Mudd with Commerce Mer-
cantile Bank & Trust Co., of St.
Louis, Mo., co-owners of the
Cross S Ranch, were Crystal vis-
itors Monday. After looking over
the area they went on to visit
other points in Texas.
Mrs. Sumner Hunter and chil-
dren, Sumner Jr., and Phillip of
Uvalde, were guests several days
last week of her parents, Mayor
and Mrs. B. H. HoLsomback. They
all went to Eagle Pass on Thurs-
day and spent the day with their
sister and daughter, Mrs. Rich-
mond Harper and Mr. Harper.
Mayor and Mrs. Holsomback and
Karolen will spend Mother’s Day
at Uvalde with Mr. and Mrs.
Hunter and Mrs. D. M. Holsom-
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Manifold
returned last Saturday from
Jourdanton where they had been
since Wednesday as guests of Mr.
rnd Mrs. E. B. Woodell.
Mrs. M. J. Franklin Jr. and
children, Patsy and Billy of Ed-
inburg spent several days here
last week as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Polly Wyman and her chil-
The Woman’s Society of Chris-
tian Service, First Methodist
Church, will meet Monday, May
15, at the home of Mrs. R. A.
Taylor Sr., 422 E. Uvalde at 3
o'clock. Literary program and so-
JOHN B. HOLDSWORTH
U S. Weather Bureau Observer
(24 hr*. ending 8 p.m.)
High Low Rata
—THE NEW 1950 FRIGIDAHt
Refrigerators can now be eeit
at Wallis Lumber Co.. 1R
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Hardy, J. H. Zavala County Sentinel (Crystal City, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, May 12, 1950, newspaper, May 12, 1950; Crystal City, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1115680/m1/1/: accessed September 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .