The Bandera Bulletin (Bandera, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, December 22, 1961 Page: 1 of 12
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VOLUME 17, NUMBER 27
BANDERA, BANDERA COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1961
WHITE BURIED IN
E. C. THOMAS IS WINNER OF
SOIL CONSERVATION AWARD
E. C. Thomas of Utopia has re-
turned from a all-expense paid
vacation trip to the Goodyear
Farms, Litchfield Park, Arizona.
The trip was his grand award for
being named one of the top soil
conservationists in the state. Mr.
Thomas is affiliated with the
Nueces-Frio-Sabinal Soil Conser-
vatioh District, though he resides
over the line in Bandera County.
He has resided on his place for the
past sixteen years. Ho was given
the grand award for his soil con-
servation practices including ter-
racing, diversion, water conser-
vation (tanks), deferred pastures
and brush control, and the im-
provements on the place during
his residence of sixteen years.
Texas has three districts eligible
to win this prize; two other states
have two districts each and others
have only one district.
Men from every state in the
union including Puerto Rico and
Hawaii, the newest state were
present at the convention.
Shown here with Mr. Thomas,
(on the left) is A. H. “Don" Shut-
tle, director of the Soil Conser-
vation Awards programs.
One hundred and four of the
nation’s outstanding farmers and
ranchers were in attendance to col-
lect their award for being named
national soil conservation cham-
pions for their respective states.
The program covered the 1960-
1961 fiscal year. The grand award
was the trip by plane to the Good-
Each winner at the state level
was named by a board of im
partial judges selected from
among leading agriculturists in
52 competing units covering every
continental state, Hawaii and
The soil conservation program
is designed to increase good soil
conservation practices. Grand
prizes are awarded to soil con-
servation districts that are con-
sidered outstanding for the year
in regular soil conservation work.
The winning district in each
competing area sends the member
of its governing body who has
worked the hardest and accomp-
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David William White, a resi-
dent of San Antonio for the past
fourteen years, passed away there
on December 14, 1961 ,at the age
of 89 years, and was brought to
Bandera for funeral services Sun-
day afternoon. Mr. White was
born in Pipe Creek, Texas, on No-
vember 27, 1872, the son of Wil-
liam and Mary Reynolds White.
He had resided there until about
fourteen years ago when he mov-
ed to San Antonio to live. His
wife, Mrs. Lizzie B. White pre-
ceded him in death in 1967.
Funeral services for the be-
loved gentleman were conducted
Sunday afternoon in the Plummer
Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr.
Morris Kemper, minister for the
Earl Garrett Church of Christ of
Kerrville officiating and interment
was made in the Pipe Creek ceme-
tery under the direction of Plum-
mer Funeral Home. Pall bearers
were Henry Urbes, James Clark,
J. B. Edwards, J. Carpenter, Cot-
ton Fitzgerald, and Lawrence Ed-
Mr. White was survived by five
sons, George W. White, Joel White
of San Antonio, D. D. White of
Springfield, Virginia, Eli White
of Del Rio, and John B. White of
Houston; three daughters, Mrs.
R. B. Schmidt and Mrs. Raymond
Roberson of San Antonio and Mrs.
Bettie White of El Paso; 12
grandchildren and eleven great-
TO OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS
WE EXTEND THE WARMEST
May the holidays overflow with gifts
of happiness, love and affection
for you and your family.
To all a Merry Christmas
THE BANDERA BULLETIN STAFF
SCHOOL WILL HAVE NEW
At a meeting of the School
Board of the Bandera Independ-
ent School District this week a
decision was reached to provide
sidewalks from the bus stops to
the Junior and Senior High School;
to the band hall, tax office, and
to the walkway in front of the
The contract was awarded to
H. V. Mazurek and work is to be
completed during the Christmas
OLD MATTRESSES MADE NEW.
Leave orders at Shiner Conoco
Station for quick service or phone
your order collect to Maylfeld
Mattress Company, Kerrville,
CLearwater 7-6048. In Medina
George Whitehead Humble Sta-
REPORT OF ACCREDITATION
During the latter part of No-
vember Mr. K. C. Clover and Joe
B. Neely of the Texas Education
Agency, out of Austin, made a
survey of the Bandera Independ-
ent School District. The follow-
ing is a report from this visit-
The Bandera Independent School
District covers an area of 276
square miles. It is an area noted
primarily for ranching and as a
recreational and resort center.
The district has an assessed evalu-
ation of 84,036,364, and a bond
indebtedness of $222,750. The
total rate is $1.60, of which $1.20
is allocated for school maintenance
and operation, and 30c for bonded
indebtedness. The district has
recently employed its own tax
assessor collector, with an office
located on the school grounds.
The Bandera school used a six-\
six plan of instructional organi-
zation. Approximately 280 stu-
dents are enrolled in the six-grade
elementary school. The instruc-
tional staff consisted of twelve
classroom teachers and a full-
time principal. Grades seven
through twelve had an enrollment
of approximately 266 students,
taught by thirteen classroom
teachers. The high school prin-
cipal taught two mathematics
classes, and the superintendent
taught one class In arithmetic.
Salaries of four teachers were
paid from local funds. A number
of patrons had been trained
through a scheduled series of
workshops in library science, and
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THREE ARE INJURED IN
CAR WRECK SUNDAY
Wayne Ruede, local man, and
two men, J. W. Shadden and Henry
Heck of Idalou, Texas, were crit-
ically injured a little after noon
Sunday in a head-on crash near
Ranger Crossing, on the Bandera-
Medina Highway. The two cars
were badly wrecked and Mr.
Ruede had to be extricated from
the wreckage of his pick-up. He
suffered head and face injuries,
an injured back, a number of
broken ribs and other injuries.
The other two were less seriously
injured though both were in a
painful condition from cuts,
bruises and shock and a number
of broken bones. Mr. Shadden
will have to spend several weeks
in the hospital due to a shat-
tered elbow. They were all
three taken to the Sid Peterson
Memorial Hospital in Kerrville by
Plummer ambulance, where accord-
ing to Sheriff R. B. Miller, who
investigated the wreck, they are
making satisfactory recovery.
MARRIED HERE SATURDAY
Mrs. Alice Pippin and Richard
Franklin, both of Corpus Christ!
were married in the Little Chapel
of the Methodist Church with
Rev. Travis McNair officiat-
ing in a simple and beautiful
ceremony. The couple was at-
tended by the bride’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Allen Lovercheck of this
The bride was lovely in a suit of
gold wool, with reptile shoes and
bag of brown, and a feather hat
of gold and brown. She wore a
corsage of white carnations.
Other members of the wedding
party were the groom’s mother,
Mrs. Lula Tubbs of Kingsville and
Bailey Grayson of Kingsville; and
the bride’s daughter, Miss Ruth
Pippin. Mrs. Tubbs and Mrs.
Lovercheck were dressed in black
with accessories to match and
each wore corsages of white mums.
Miss Pippin wore a suit of blue and
a corsage of white mums.
Immediately following the wed-
ding a reception was held in the
Lovercheck home for the mem-
bers of the wedding party and
The newlyweds left Sunday af-
ternoon for Corpus Christi where
they will make their home.
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ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICES
The Adams Chevrolet Company
on Upper Main Street, owned and
operated by Henry M. Adams Sr.,
Henry Marvin Adams Jr., and Roy
Adams, announce this week the
opening of their radiator and re-
pair shop and also in the same
building but next door, their Ban-
dera Auto Supply Company.
Adams Chevrolet has made many
changes and much progress since
it was purchased by Mr. Adams
and his sons. Their staff of em-
ployees include Gus Evans, used
car manager; Wayne Moore, shop
foreman; Clyde Crain, service
manager; toanuel Cortinez and
Robert Compos, service men; Son-
ny Lutz, O^ion Welborn, Bob
Frank, Tom Fridlin, Richard Paw-
ley, and Eufrasio Costillo, me-
chanics; Paul Costillo, body man;
Mrs. Lou Chancy, title clerk; and
Mrs. Doris Evans, bookkeeper.
Watch next week’s Bulletin for
their specials for January. Adams
Chevrolet is the place to trade to
take advantage of the many bar-
gains and enjoy their friendly, ef-
IS CLAIMED BY
Mrs. Alice Jennette Purvis, one
of the county’s beloved mothers,
was claimed by death on Wednes-
day, December 13, 1961, in the
Sid Peterson Memorial Hos-
pital in Kerrville, at the age
of 86 years, nine months and
23 days. Mrs. Purvis had suffered
a broken hip in a fall recently
and this was followed by a stroke
from which she did not rally,
though all was done humanly pos-
sible for her by loving hands.
Mrs. Purvis was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Singleton. She
was born in Henderson County on
March 20, 1875. She was happily
married to John B. Purvis, who
preceded her in death on January
1, 1944. She had resided in the
Tarpley community for many
years, where she was loved by all
who knew her. She was a mem-
ber of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are two sons, Milton
Purvis of Tarpley, Victor Purvis
of Eugene, Oregon; one daughter,
Mrs. Oscar Tyra of Oxford, Cali-
fornia; one brother, Wayne Sin-
gleton of Tarpley; one sister, Mrs.
Charles Knotts of Hobbs, New
Mexico; one grandchild and one
Funeral services were conducted
at Plummer Funeral Home Chapel
on Monday, December 18, 1961, at
2 p.m., with Rev. J. Manley Rey-
nolds, pastor of the First Baptist
Church officiating and interment
was made in the Tarpley ceme-
tery under the direction of Plum-
mer Funeral Home.
At a meeting of the Bandera
Cemetery Association Monday
morning in the Methodist Church
education building plans were dis-
cussed for enlarging the Bandera
Cemetery by buying more much
needed land, landscaping, plant-
ing, cleaning and beautifying.
Howard G. Hay, President, pre-
sided at the meeting.
Mr. Hay who is interested in
the progress of our city, gave a
substantial donation, but more is
needed to buy the proposed land
to enlarge the cemetery, and it is
hoped that people who are in-
terested in the cemetery will give
generously to assist in buying the
much needed land.
Raymond Hicks generously of-
fered his bulldozer to clear the
brush and undergrowth from the
Mrs. Ruth Caffall gave a fi-
nancial statement which showed
the cemetery fund was very low,
so, those who wish to help with
the work at the cemetery and by
contributions to purchase more
land for the cemetery are urged
to mail in donations to Mrs. Ruth
Caffall, secretary-treasury, or the
president, Howard Hay, or any one
of the Cemetery Association di-
Present at the meeting were
Howard G. Hay, Mrs. Ruth Caf-
fall, Jos. W. Short Jr., Ashley M.
Rugh, B. C. Fleenor, Raymond
Hicks, County Clerk Roscoe Hayes
and Mrs. John Saul.
JOHN G. JAMES NAMED
“COMMANDER OF THE
In the December issue of the
Texas V.F.W. News, John G.
James, commander of the local
Post of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, was named “Post Comman-
der of the Month” for the State of
Texas. Under his picture on the
V.F.W. Scoreboard appears the
“John James, Post Commander
of the Bandera Post 9176, Bandera,
is shown by the records to be the
outstanding Commander of the
Mr. James has been a member
of the local V.F.W. Post a little
more than two years, and is now
a Life Member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars of the United
States. In March, 1961, he was
elected commander of the Post.
Since that time the Post has
grown in membership from 30
members to the present number
of 53 members for the year of
1962. The Bandera post was the
first V.F.W. Post in the 23rd
District to obtain its membership
quota for 1962 and was also among
the first quota posts in the State
Mrs. Ona Owen of Amarillo was
the week-end guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Mayfield.
MINUTES OF THE
The Bandera County Commis-
sioners’ Court met in regular ses-
sion on December 11, 1961, with
all members of the Court in at-
tendance. The Court is composed
of County Judge O. O. Adams,
Jim S. EdWards, W. J. Schmidt,
O. L. Tampke, W. H. Hubble, and
Roscoe Hayes, clerk.
The session was brief with
mostly routine business with the
following on the agenda:
Thomas Anderlitch of the First
of Texas Corporation appeared be-
fore the court and presented bal-
ance of road and bridge warrants,
Precinct No. 1, for signature and
to deliver check covering same.
On the motion of W. J. Schmidt,
duly seconded by Jim S. Edwards,
the court passed an order authoriz-
ing payment of all claims on F.M.
Road No. 470.
On a motion by W. H. Hubble,
duly seconded by W. J. Schmidt,
the Bandera County Commission-
ers’ Court, by unanimous vote
agreed to enter into a contract
with C. R. Law Tax Records, Inc.,
to compile a delinquent tax roll
for the Bandera County Tax Of-
fice from 1919 to 1961.
Monthly bills and accounts were
examined and ordered paid.
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS
On September 1, 1961, the State
Sales Tax went into effect here
in Texas, and all subscribers to
the Bandera Bulletin are remind-
ed that a sales tax is due on Bul-
letin subscriptions. If a subscrib-
er lives in the county the tax is
6c, making the total $3.06. If the
subscriber lives out of the county
the tax is 7c, making the total
amount for the subscription $3.67.
There will be no garbage pick-
up on Christmas Day, December
26, and New Year’s Day, January
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