The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 75, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 14, 1973 Page: 1 of 4
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THE ASPIRMONT STAR
VOL. 75, NO. 43
ASPERMONT, STONEWALL COUNTY, TEXAS 79502, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1973
PRICE TEN(10) CENTS
ASPERMONT IN . . .
FIFTY YEARS AGO
(June 21, 1923)
The bridge over the Salt Fork of the
Brazos river near Peacock was
washed out Saturday night. The
commissioners Court has announced
that the missing span will be replaced
right away and that tourists will not
have to detour even while the work of
repairing is £o ns on. a crosaiuf has
been prepared just below the bridge
which could be used at least 360 days,
The fifth annual meeting of the Del
Rio Canadian Highway Association
will be held in Paducah, Friday, June
22. President W. A. Palmer is very
anxious that all towns along this
designated highway have a good
representative at this meeting. This
proposed highway goes clear across
Stonewall County from south to north.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
(June 11, 1953)
Announcement is being made to the
effect that there will be a county-wide
meeting of the Stonewall County
Farm Bureau on Monday night, June
22, in the county court house at 8 p.m.
All Farm Bureau members are urged
to come and bring their families to
hear Mr. Barbours talk, see the
magician and enjoy refreshments
with their friends.
Fred Dalby Jr. walked off with top
honors in the calf roping division of
the rodeo held at Archer City on June
4-6. Dalby was awarded a roping
saddle as first prize in roping four
head of stock. His time was 75.8
seconds. The Aspermont man split
first and second prize money in calf
roping and third in yearling roping.
There was a field of 64 calf ropers and
57 yearling ropers.
Gordon Beard of Peacock,
associational Baptist Trianing Union
director, announces that an
association-wide Training Union
meeting will be held on Sunday af-
ternoon, June 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the
Swenson Baptist Church. A goodly
attendance is being urged, as a
banner will be given the church for
having the largest attendance.
Pastor and members of the First
Baptist Church of Aspermont are
announcing this week that final plans
are being shaped up for the launching
of the church's $42,500.00 building
fund campaign and expansion
program. The kick-off is slated for
Monday, June 15, at 8 p.m. in the
TEN YEARS AGO
(June 13, 1963)
Stonewall County took four teams to
the State 4-H Round-up at College
Station June 5 and 6. The Poultry
Marketing Demonstration team,
consisting of Marvin and Nancy
Vahlenkamp won first place. This
was the first Demonstration Team
ever to win first in State in the History
of 4-H in Stonewall County. The team
was coached by their mother, Mrs.
The Town and Country quilting club
met in the home of Mrs. Pearl Collom
on May 16. The next quilting will be
held Thursday, June 20 at the home of
Mrs. Jewel Rash.
The Third Annual Southwestern
Cattle Feeding Conference has been
scheduled Dec. 4, in Ft. Worth. The
feeding conference, sponsored by the
Cattle Feeders Division of the Texas
and Southwestern Cattle Raisers
Association, will feature marketing,
according to Lloyd Bergsma, director
of the Cattle Feeders Division.
Preparation Day for Swenson
Baptist Church's annual vacation
Bible School will be held Saturday,
June 15. Parents are asked to bring
their youngsters to the church at 10
a.m. Saturday for enrollment and
playday picnic. The Bible School will
open Monday morning and have daily
sessions from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. through Friday.
ONE OF TEXAS' TOP GROUPS - Members of the Stonewall County 4-H
Poultry Judging team were named one of the top groups of chicken judgers in
the 1973 State Contest held at Texas A & M University June 6. From left are
Dwayne Pittcock, Leland Workman, Ira Harris and Dr. W. F. Krueger, an
official of the contest.
Treasurer Gives Report On Cemetery
My most sincere, yet belated,
"Thanks" for the people that
came for our planned cemetery
AUSTIN — Texans have
always respected flags — there
have been six of them in the
history of the State. Now there
is a seventh flag to look for to
save lives and prevent injury —
the red warning flag denoting
highway construciton and
This summer crews will be on
the job working with heavy
equipment. Drivers should be
ready to obey directions of
flagmen who guide traffic
through and around con-
Being a flagman is considered
the hardest job on some crews
because it is both tiring and
dangerous. Motorists can make
this job easier by slowing down
when they first see the flagman
and then by obeying his signals.
The flagman generally uses the
flag and hand signals to stop,
slow or alert traffic, and
generally uses hand signals
only to instruct it to proceed.
In addition to the flagmen,
Highway Department signs will
be posted at the approaches to
all construction sites warning
motorists to slow down, to avoid
passing, and to be ready for
restricted land traffic or
Motorists should drive with
extra care through highway
construction and maintenance
projects where the roadway
may be rough, and where heavy
equipment may be parked
beside the highway lanes
work and clean-up day on May
12. The response was not what I
expected, but the ones that did
come and work made a great
showing. I am truly sorry that
everyone did not agree with me
. . . highest ranking
Is Tops In
Kollin Shadle was selected
from 14 bookkeeping students
as the highest ranking student
in the Aspermont High School
bookkeeping class. Kollin
maintained a 100 average
through out the entire school
Congratulations to Kollin
came from Mr. Charles W. Fly,
Professor of Business Ad-
ministration at McMurry
College in Abilene.
He is active in sports and was
selected as Mr. Football of
Aspermont High School for the
school year of 1972-73.
Look over your shoulder. If
you don't see a heart fund
volunteer after you, search for
one. Give your best so others
might see a sunrise with you.
Poultry Judging Team
Places High At State
on the cleaning up project. I will
be the first to agree that the
flowers were beautiful, along
with all the other greenery
displayed, and it certainly is not
and was not my intention to mar
the beauty of nature. I feel sure
that some people did not know
that these lovely floral gardens
were harboring some very large
rattle snakes, of which several
were seen on the clean-up day.
Please accept my apology if I
gave the impression that I was
trying to clear the entire area of
all its peaceful beauty.
The County Commissioners
have been considerate to offer
to do our heavier mowing, not
only in our cemetery but others
in the county, and we deeply
appreciate their kindness.
There are spaces, mostly in the
older section of the cemetery,
that cannot be reached with the
tractor and mower. Therefore,
we are in the process of buying
a new riding mower. Both the
push mower and riding mower
are a necessity. To help make a
payment on our new mower we
are sponsoring a cake sale at
Mac's Super Market June 30.
Once again, I urge the support
of all interested citizens to
contribute to this fund raising
project for our Cemetery.
I would like to thank all of you
that have mailed or given
donations to the Association, not
only in response to the letters
that were mailed, but even
during this past year. Each and
every donation is appreciated
and will go for the maintenance
of our Cemetery. We will hire an
employee to do our work, so the
donations will be the main
factor in keeping our employee
paid and our Cemetery kept
neat and pretty.
Maxine English, Treasurer
Stonewall County's 4-H
Poultry Judging team was
named one of Texas' top groups
of chicken judgers in the 1973
State Contest held at Texas A &
M University June 6.
Leland Workman was high
point individual of this team. He
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900. Team members were
Leland Workman, Ira Harris
and Dwayne Pittcock. The
group was coached by E. T.
Hennig, County Extension
The 4-H Poultry Judging
Contest is sponsored by the
Texas Poultry Improvement
Association. An all-expense trip
to the National 4-H Poultry
Judging Contest at Chicago is
Richard Johnson of Fort
Stockton, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.
R. Johnson of Old Glory, has
been named Wagon Boss in
Pecos County for the 1973 West
Texas Boys Ranch Annual
A graduate of Texas Tech
University, he has ranched and
farmed in West Texas all his life
and is now ranch manager for
the Martix Land Co. of Texas.
He and his wife, Juanita, have
two children, Tim and Julie.
This is the 13th year of the
annual West Texas Boys Ranch
Roundup whereby cash and
livestock donations are solicited
to provide operating funds for
the 72-boy facility located 18
miles west of San Angelo.
During the past 25 years,
West Texas Boys Ranch has
provided a 24-hour a day home
for over 800 dependent and
On Honor Roll
Miss Grace Hoy has been
named to the spring honor roll
at Mary Hardin-Baylor College.
Eligiblity for the listing is by
achieving a grade point average
of at least 3.5 in a 4 point
The Aspermont Cemetery
Association will sponsor a cake
Sale Saturday, June 30, at
Mac's Super Market for the
purpose of raising funds for the
purchase of a new riding mower
for the Cemetery.
SCHOLASTIC AWARD WINNERS IN THE
SEVENTH GRADE — Scholastic award winners
far being the top student in each subject were top
row (1 to r), Louise Johnson, history; Lucy Pena,
reading; Vanessa Miller, science; Susan Boyles,
math; bottom row, Clint Cook, spelling; and Glen
WINNING SCHOLASTIC AWARDS — Eighth
graders who won awards for being the top in each
subject were top row (1 to r), Nita Powers, science;
Jodie Criswell, reading; Judy Pittcock, math;
bottom row, Greg Salazar, history; Micheal
Nauert, English; and Roger Parker, spelling.
awarded to the winning team by
the TPIA. Brazos County as
State Champions will represent
Texas in the National Contest.
Lone Star teams have won two
national championships and
placed second in the National
Contest in 1961 and 1967.
Award medals were
presented to members of the top
three teams and to the three
4-H'ER WINS WATCH — James Swink of Asper-
mont won a wrist watch for his outstanding per-
formance in the soil evaluation contest of the an-
nual Texas 4-H Roundup June 5-6 at A & M
University. The watch was provided by the Dallas
Hardware and Implement Club. James is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Swink.
Local 4-H'ers Qualify for
National Judging Contest
Stonewall County 4-H'ers
qualified for the National Land
Judging Contest at Oklahoma
City next spring. The State 4-H
Contest was held at Texas A &
M University June 5-7. Rules on
the National Land Contest is
that the top five teams from
each state may compete in
National. Stonewall's team
placed fifth behind Coke,
Austin, Grayson and Bell
Team members were James
E. M. Lawrence was elected
Lay Leader for the Seymour
District at the Annual Con-
ference in Abilene last week.
He had served as director of
Men's Work the past five years
and had been Assistant Lay
Leader three years before that.
Swink, eighth high individual,
who won a watch from his ef-
forts, Terry Hennig, Kevin
Shadle and Mike Nauert. Eva
Clay and Gay Walker placed
14th in horse demonstration,
Leland Workman, Ira Harris
and Dwayne Pittcock placed
12th in poultry judging and
Susan Baldree placed 12th in
There will be play night
Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. in
the Aspermont Rodeo Arena.
This play night is sponsored by
the Aspermont Roping Club.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The Johnson Chapel Reunion
has been set for June 24.
Everyone should bring a picnic
EIGHTH GRADE TOP STUDENTS - Judy Pitt-
cock, left, was named salutatorian of the eighth
grade class. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Johnny Pittcock. Kevin Shadle, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Brady Shadle, was named valedictorian.
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Leek, Rhonda. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 75, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 14, 1973, newspaper, June 14, 1973; Aspermont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128215/m1/1/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.