Refugio Timely Remarks (Refugio, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1963 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME XXXV—NO. 35
The News From Every Section of Refugio County
REFUGIO, REFUGIO COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1963
Eleven Members of the
1963 graduating class of
Refugio High School were
named as honor graduates
by High School Principal
H. E. Harris. Valedictorian
of the class is William Ger-
mer, with Alex Oliver the
salutatorian. Diane Eu-
banks is high ranking girl.
Other honor graduates are:
Sheryle Arterburn, Rena
Doughty, Diana Cantlon,
Trena Hilliard, Edgar Jeter,
William Reinke, Martha
Stover and Bruce Teel.
EIGHT PAGES — TEN CENTS
Junior High School Level
Pep Squads, Cheerleaders
Eliminated by School Board
■ . ' ' '•
Retail Credit and Collection
Procedures Course Set Here
Refugio.—A ten-hour course for
Refugio credit and collection man-1
agement and personnel will be
held at City Hall beginning Mon-|
day, June 10th, the Refugio County,
I Credit Association announced to-
He said that classes would be
conducted at night to permit maxi-
mum attendance. This course in
Retail Credit and Collection Pro-1
cedures will be of great import-:
ance to all personnel dealing with ,
credit and collections, whether they j
are owners, managers, or employ-^
ees of department stores, banks,
furniture stores, grocery stores,!
automobile dealerships, drug stores
or other types of retail wholesale, i
service, and professional organiza-
Classes will be conducted by
Millard Snell, retail credit train-
ing specialist from The University
of Texas, who has been a leading
credit manager. This training is
made available by the Distributive
Education Program of The Uni-
versity of Texas and the Texas
Classes will run for approximate-
ly two and a half hours each night,
beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 10th
The course has been a resound-
ig success in other towns, M!rs.
Ferguson said, and is being
brought to Refugio under the spon-
sorship of Refugio County Credit
All phases of credit and collec-
tion procedures and problems will
be explained and discussed during
the four sessions. The course was
designed primarily for experienc-
ed personnel, and emphasis is on | those attending. Further informa-
advanced training and refresher i tion about the classes can be ob-
work in modern credit and collec- tained by contacting Mrs. Fergu-
tion techniques and procedures, son.
. . . directs clinic
However, new workers in the
credit and collection field will find
the course just as valuable as the
“old hands,” pointed out Mrs. Fer-
'While the course is primarily for
credit and collection personnel,
any person employed in retailing,
wholesaling, servicing, or profes-
sional offices and who is a mem-
ber of the Refugio County Retail
Merchants Association, is eligible
to attend and will find much of
the information given helpful.
A small registration fee of $3.50
is the only expense involved for
Refugio.—Pep squads, pep ral-
lies, cheerleaders, band attendance
at athletic events in the junior
high level of the Refugio Public
School system have been eliminat-
ed for the 1963-64 school year.
This action was taken by the
members of thq’ school board at
regular meeting/ of Tuesday, May
21, following discussion in which
I administrators ■ and athletic de-
partment officials took part.
It was also Voted that no admis-
j sion charge would be made for
any athletic, event of the grades
I six through eight.
This action eliminates cheerlead-
ers and pep squads for the junior
high grades, as well as prohibiting
| pep rallied. The junior high band
is not to take part, by performing,
at any of the athletic events.
The board has referred for fur-
j ther study before taking action on
the continuing of contact sports
j in the junior grades. Existing
J schedules of games and scrimmag-
1 es with other schools for the com-
ing year will be honored.
The contract with John D. Eng-
man was revised to be a three-
year contract starting with June
1. Desire of Supt. E. L. Wildman
to accept other duties at that date
and Dr. Engman’s being in posi-
tion to move to Refugio at that
time resulted in the advancing of
the contract date from July 1 to
Refugio. — Thursday, May 30, is
a legal holiday for Refugio busi-
ness firms and government offi-
ces. The observance of Memorial
Day is one of the established com-
munity holidays recommended by
the Refugio Chamber of Com-
Patrons of Refugio business
firms are requested to arrange
their transactions in accordance
with this holiday.
For Refugio Wednesday
Refugio. — Commencement ex-
ercises for, the 1963 graduating
class of Refugio High School were
conducted Wednesday, May 22, at
8 p.m. in the high school auditor-
The graduates heard an address
by Dr. Carl R. Wrotenberry, Pro-
fessor of Religion, the University
of Corpus Christi, prior to the re-
ceiving of awards and diplomas.
Following the processional, the
Rev. Lee S. Block gave the invo-
cation. The Senior Class then sang
its song “I’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Alex Oliver gave the salutatory
and Bill Germer the valedictory
remarks. High School Principal H.
E. Harris introduced the speaker.
Awards were presented by Mr.
Harris, with Superintendent of
Schools, E. L. Wildman, certifying
the graduates. Diplomas were pre-
sented by Lee S. Carter, president
of the Refugio Rural High School
Board of Trustees.
“My Alma Mater” was sung by
the graduates. The recessional was
preceded by the benediction pro-
nounced by The Rt. Rev. Msgr.
William H. Oberste.
Eleven of the class has been
designated as honor students. The
group includes Bill Germer, Alex
Oliver, Diane Eubanks, Sherry
Arterburn, Rena Doughty, Diana
Cantlon, Trena Hilliard, Edgar
Jeter, William Reinke, Martha
Stover and Bruce Teel.
Graduates of 1963 are Evelina
Ella Abrigo, Sam William Allen,
Genevia Anderson, George Henry
Arnold, Jr., Sheryle Christine Ar-
terburn, Jo Ann Atkinson, James
Austin, Lily Jewel Barber, Mary
Helen Barraza, Marz Lupe Bar-
Jay Dean Baugh, George Wil-
barger Beken, Robert Roy Brock,
Philip Asher Burr, Jr., Diana Lynn
Cantlon, Gloria Ann Cantu, Eliza-
beth Ann Daniels, Warren Gerard
Davis, Rena Diann Doughty, Joyce
Felix Elizondo, Marie Theresa
Elizondo, Virginia Diane Eubanks,
Roger Collier Forehand, Larry Joe
Fortenberry, Fred August Franke,
Jr., Darlene Ruth Fry, Thomas
Joseph Garcia, William Andreas
Germer, Johnny Ray Gies,
Janet Kay Gilliam, Virginia
Gonzales, Oscar Guerra, Nancy
Jane Hare, Michael Dee Harris,
Hayden Byron Harrison, Trena Sue
Hilliard, Colquitt Branch Huching-
son, Nancy Lea Jackson, Patricia
Edgar Rogers Jeter, Cynthia El-
len Kelley, Mary Faye Schultz
Kemple, Marilyn Jeanne Linney,
Michael Rea Martin, Erminia
Martinez, Elmer McCally Murray,
Jr., Billie Alleen Nelson, Robert
Garland Nelson, Barbara Annette
Alexander Hamilton Oliver, Bar-
bara Faye O’Rear, Gary Lee
O’Riley, Frances Dianne Penning-
ton Panter, Erma Sue Pennington,
Grace Eulalia Perales, Louis Rod-
riguez Porras, Leo Power, J. Tim
Rainey, Donald Arvin Ray,
William Clyde Reinke, William
David Roberts, Jr., Ramiro Alex
Rocha, Maria Cloelia Rodriguez,
Pedro Rodriguez, Gloria Ann Som-
ers, Bruce Wayne Spinks, Sally
Sue Saffieri, Jimmy Leston Steph-
Willie Mae Steward, Martha
Grace Stover, Richard Ray Sulli-
van, James Patrick Talman,
Charles Bruce Teel, Dolores Jean
Thurmond, Thelma Charlon Ham-
mons Tuttle, Ola Barrientes Vela,
Rosa Villarreal, Thomas Leroy
Wagstaff, Patricia Ann Wallace,
Gorman Wilber Walton, Jr., and
Julia Dee Webster.
Mrs. Agnes Russell
In Piano Recital
Refugio.—The piano students of
Mrs. Agnes Russell will present a
recital Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30
at the Refugio Junior High School
The public is cordially invited to
EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATES and School Officials
of Our Lady of Refuge School include (front, 1. to r.)
Claylene Birmingham, Mary Martin, Karen Joiner, Rt.
Rev. Msgr. William H. Oberste, Fr. William Daley, Sister
Mary Ernestine, Cynthia Rodrequez, Josefa Perez; (back
row) Tom Shelton, Vincent Heard, Domingo Perez, Bob-
by Nowell, John Moore, James Zarsky, Michael Young,
Bill Harkins, Paul Perez, and Billy Ray Borglund.
—Photo by Fritz Herr
Our Lady of Refuge School
Graduates 1S at Exercises
Refugio. — In Eighth Grade
Graduation Exercises Our Lady of
Refuge School graduated fifteen
boys and girls Tuesday, May 21.
The exercises Were conducted at
7:30 p.m,. in the school auditor-
ium, in an all - school program.
Mrs. M. Skrobarcek was pianist
for the processional and recession-
al. Tom Shelton delivered the
Welcome. Mary Martin gave a
“Comjpanions Upon Life’s High-
Receive Diplomas Hay 24
way” was given by Grade Seven
while the “School Song” was by
all the Grades.
Josefa Perez gave “Farewell”
and the graduates gave “Goodbye
Dear Old School”. Rt. Rev. Msgr.
Oberste presented diplomas to
Claylene Birmingham, Mary Mar-
tin, Karen Joiner, Cynthia Rodri-
quez, Josefa Perez, Tom, Shelton,
Vincent Heard, Dom’ngo Perez,
Bobby Nowell, John M>xore, James
Zarsky, 'Michael Young, Bill Har-
Tivoli —• (Sp). —• Raymond E.
Hassett of the National Aeronau-
tics and Space Administration will
deliver the commencement add-
ress for Austwell - Tivoli High
School, May 24. Commencemeni
exercises will be conducted in the
school gymnasium, beginning at 8
p.m., according to Jackson Horn,
Mr. Hassett, a graduate of the
University of Oregon, is the Con-
ference and Special Events Offic-
er at the NASA Mhnned Space-
kins, Raul Perez and Billy Ray
“American, the Beautiful” was
sung by all.
craft Center in Houston, Texas.
He joined the Center in July, 1962,
after serving with the Air Force!
Ten students are scheduled to
receive diplomas. They are Rub-
en Alvarez, Norma Falksen, Mary
Love, Alma Martinez, Charles
Mernitz, Aubrey Nelson, Rudy
Villarreal, Huey Wilkinson, David
Wright, and Donna Wright. Miss
Nelson is valedictorian of the class
and Huey Wilkinson is salutator-
Baccalaureate services were
Sunday, May 19, at 8 p.m. in the
gymnasium. Rev. J. D. Barnes,
pastor of the First Baptist
Church in Tivoli brought the mes-
Austin.—The University of Texas
College of Business Administration
has more than 350 candidates for
degrees at June 1 commencement.
The “BBA” degree-candidate list,
made public by Dean John Arch
Talmage Ray Cunningham o£
The University of Texas College
of Arts and Sciences has more
than 800 candidates for bachelors*
degrees June 1 at the close of the
The degree-candidate list, made
public by Dean J. Alton Burdine.
Lawrence Louis Germer and
Della Mae Henderson of Refugio.
Roberta Sue Hintz of Woodsboro.
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