The Pharr Press (Pharr, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 13, 1969 Page: 2 of 8
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THE PHARR PRESS, PHARR (HIDALGO COUNTY), TEXAS
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1969
THE PHARR PRESS
Established February 20, 1933
Office: 203 South Cage Phone: STerling 7-2291
Second Class Postage Paid at Pharr, Texas
Published each Thursday afternoon at Pharr, Hidalgo County, in
the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
LLOYD H. GLOVER................ Editor and Publisher
TTw Pharr Press is a politically independent newspaper, locally
owned and edited, placing general welfare above the interest of
any individual or pressure group. Truth and decency are its guiding
pHbciples, and it is determined to print all the news that is fit to
print, without fear or favor.
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From the Files of
The Pharr Press
10 Years Ago — March 13, 1959
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Stam-
baugh of Austin were in Pharr
and the Valley a few 'days this
week visiting friends and attend-
ing to business, as he owns some
citrus groves and farm land in
* * *
The employees of the Humble
Bulk Station in Pharr have (re-
ceived a unusual and distinctive
award for any firm — that of
having had 22 consecutive years
without a disabling injury. This
is the highest number of years
far any Humble Bulk plant in
the entire state, and is probably
the only such plant of its type in
Texas with such a record. D. G.
(Dee) Hobbs, manager, Earl
Hinkle and Arthur Perronet are
the three representatives who
are responsible for this long rec-
The Pharr Rotary Club “B o y
and Girl” of the month are Earl
Shinpaugh and Sandra Fields,
* * *
The PSJA Bears opened the
baseball season last week against
Edinburg with a lopsided 17 to 9
victory over the highly regard-
will compete in the national vo-
cal contest to be held in Dallas
this Saturday, March 12th; spon-
sored by the Texas Federation
of Music ' Clubs. The winner of
the national contest will receive
an $800 scholarship to the Apollo
Boys Choir at Dallas. Boh, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Wil-
son of Pharr, was entered in the
8th District Federation of Music
Clubs contests by the Pharr
Study Club held in Harlingen in
January. In February, he went to
Denton and won the first place
award in the state contest spon-
sored by the Texas Federation.
His instructor has been Mrs. B,
A. Spillar, president of the Study
Club and his accompanist is Mrs.
# * *
Coach Bob Holloway of the
Tri-City Bears left this week for
Laredo with ten of his track and
field team to compete in the an-
nual Border Olympic track and
field meet in that city on Friday
and Saturday. The Bears have
competed in this celebrated meet
for the last several years.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Bowe are
announcing the arrival of a son,
John Douglas by adoption. John
Douglas’ birthday is February
22. On arrival here last Friday,
he weighed eight pounds, six
ounces. Bowe reported Thursday
that he has gained eight ounces
since he has been a member of
DUTY TO GOD IS PART OF GIRL SCOUTING. Girl Scout-
ing includes girls of every religious belief, and each girl is en-
couraged to become a more dedicated member of her own faith.
The Scout learns to respect beliefs which differ from hers and
religious practices which are not her own. Girl Scout Week offi-
cially begins with observances of Girl Scout Sabbath and Girl
Scout Sunday in houses of worship all over the nation. At that
time, special mention is made of the birthday of the Scouting
movement which will be 57 years old in 1969.
DRIP, DRIP, ON THE HOUSE
* * * ( Mrs. Jack Golightly has return-
Two Hidalgo County 4-H > eq to her Rio G»rande City home
youths participated in the Hous-
ton Fat Stock Show calf scramble
last week, They were Jimmy
Steele of the Alamo 4-H and Vic-
tor May of Edinburg. Both boys
caught calves and were award-
ed gift certificates to purchase
registered heifers. Jim placed sec-
ond among the ten w^io caught
calves. This makes his third reg-
* * •
Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Ray re-
turned to Pharr last week after
spending several months in the
Galveston area where he has
been employed in the cotton
♦ * *
20 Years Ago — March 11, 1949
Bob Wilson, 11-year-old vocal-
ist of Pharr, who has won re-
gional and state music contests,
following a visit here with her
daughter and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Hartness.
About The Gospel?
1. What promise did the Angels
make to the Shepherds in the
2. Which covenant contains the
3. What happened to the Old
4. How does the Gospel com-
pare with the Old Covenant?
5. How does the Gospel relate to
6. What great gifts does the Gos-
7. How is tht Gospel disseminat-
* * .*
1. Luke 2:10.
2. The New. Hebrews 8:6.
3. Hebrews 10:9.
4. John 1:16,17.
5. Romans 1:16.
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Betty Polk, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. J. Polk, who is attend-
ing Ou>r Lady of the Lake Col-
lege, S.an Antonio, was initiated
into" Sigma Alpha Iota, Interna-
tional Music Fraternity for Wom-
en, Alpha Rho Chapter. A fresh-
man at Our Lady of the Lake,
she is on the Honor Roll at the
college and is a member of the
Choral Club. She was graduated (
from the PSJA High School in
May of 1948.
* * *
30 Years Ago — March 10, 1939
Rev W W. Stewart of Boerne
J been'selected as the new 0t ‘he ^Uey He wdl ar-
rector of the Trinity Episcopal next week and will occupy
the pulpit for the first time
March 19th. Rev. Stewart has
been rector jof the St. Helena’s
church at Boerne for the past
year. He has an A.B. degree from
Harvard; a D.D. from Bexley
Hall. He is married and has three
S. M. Patterson, manager of the
Mission chamber of commerce,
entertained the Kiwanis Club
with a humorous talk Thursday
noon, interspersed with some
strong American patriotism.
George McCullough introduced the
speaker. The Boys and Girls Glee
Club of the high school gave
three numbers, directed by Miss
Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Billue ar-
rived last Saturday from Daven-
port, Iowa, where he just gradu-
ated from a chiropractic school.
* * s
! After the marching band con-
test with 12 bands of the Valley
competing, Saturday night at the
Cardinal Football Field in Har-
lingen, the Pharr-San Juan-Ala-
mo High School Band was award-
ed a trophy for being the best
marching band in the Valley. Be-
sides this trophy, 7 of the 23 in-
dividual medals given by the San
Antonio Music Company, were
won by PSJA. These individual
winners were Bernice Baden for
being the best twirler of the
Valley, and Billye Lee Temple,
Jerry King, Ella Beth Melton,
Marvin Kautsch, Paul Addison
Flowers, and Roger Kirkman,
♦ * *
Mrs. Bryce Ferguson was nam-
ed hostess to the Tuesday Bridge
Club at her home. Bouquets of
spring flowers were placed at dif-
ferent point of vantage in the
reception rooms. Mrs. Roy Barnes
was awarded the high score prize.
A delicious dessert dish and
drink was served to Mines. K. J.
Scott, A. A. Kelley, Marvin Evans,
George Fleming, D. S. Floyd.
Parks Goodey, Roy Barnes and
6. II Timothy 1:10.
7. By preaching. Matt. 24:14; Matt.
FRANK TRAYLER, Director
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MEN IN SERVICE
BILOXI, Miss. — U.S. Army
Private First Class James B.
Palmquist, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roger T. Palmquist, 509 W. Gore,
Pharr, has been graduated from
a U.S. Air Force technical school
at Keesler AFB, Miss.
He was trained as an air traf-
fic controller and has been as-
signed to Ft. Rucker, Ala.
The private attended Pharr-San
Juan-Alamo ffigh School.
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HEALTH UNIT REPORT
The Hidalgo County Health
Unit reports the following com-
municable diseases for the week
ending March 8, 1969: Influenza
70, strep throat 50, mumps 6.
measles 4, infectious hepatitis 1,
venereal disease 8.
GED Tests To Be
Sven Next Week
PSJA High School w.ll be the
site for G.E.D. Tests to be given
Monday, 17th, Tuesday 18th, and
Wednesday 19th, beginning at
5:30 p.m. at the High School Li
These tests are administered
each month by Miss Hilda Gar-
za, High School Counselor and
G.E.D.T. agent. Upon successful
completion of the five tests, the
Texas Education Agency will
grant a High School Equivalency
To be elgible for the tests, one
must be 19 years o: age or over
and have been out of school for
These tests consists of English
grammar, interpretation of social
studies, interpretation of natural
science, literature and mathe-
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“Tagged for Growth,” by W.
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“Speedy Cuckoo,” by Joe T.
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