The Pharr Press (Pharr, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 27, 1968 Page: 2 of 6
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THE PHARR KRESS, PHARR (HIDALGO COUNTY). TEXAS
THURSDAY. JUNE 27, 1968
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
The 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
principles, and it is determined to print all the news that is fit to
print, without fear or favor. ________
— Subscription Rates —
in the Valley—$2.50 Per Year :: Outside Valley—$3.00 Par Year
10 _ 20 — 30
From the Files of
The Pharr Press
10 Years Ago—July 4, 1958
Pharr’s first bale of the 1958
season was ginned at 2 p.m. last
Saturday June 29, by the
Farmer’s Gin Cooperative Ass’n.
on FM 495, according to Morris
W. Jones, gin manager. It was
brought in by Frank Bailey from
his farm about three miles north
of town and brought the grower
a premium price of 50c per pound.
The bale weighed 495 pounds
after ginning. Ginning was also
done free by the Gin.
Miss Joanne Wright, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wright
of San Juan and PSJA High
School freshman, won top honors
in Division 1 of the Valley Style
Show held last Thursday in
Harlingen as a part of Cotton
Week in the Valley. Other Pharr
entries were Patty Brown,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Ferguson, of Pharr and Miss
Virginia Kluna, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Allan Kluna. Both girls
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Perrenot
are announcing the arrival of a
6 pound, 2 ounce son, Robert
Edward, born Friday, June 27th,
at 3:17 a. m. at the McAllen
*c * *
Miss Carol Christoffel, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Chris-
toffel of Pharr, will be one of
the contestants in the American
Legion Bathing Revue to he held
Thursday night of this week at
the Cascade pool. This is the
opening event in the annual Mc-
Allen Fourth of July celebration.
Miss Christoffel is sponsored by
John E. Riley Insurance Agency
*r ft m
Mrs. Carrie Phillips had as her
guests over the weekend, Mr.
and Mrs. Porter Williams of
Waco and Mr. and Mrs. Seward
and son Jimmy of Temple.
3£ * *
The PSJA School Board of
Trustees met Tuesday night for
the purpose of canvassing re-
turns of the June 29 bond ele-
ction which passed by a majority
of nearly 5 to 1. There were two
propositions on the ballot which
brought 1,084 voters to the polls
in th* three communities. Pro-
position No. 1, called for a main-
tenance tax which is not to ex-
ceed $1.50 on the $100 dollar
valuation and Proposition No. 2,
which called for the issuance of
$2,250,000 in bonds.
* * *
20 Years Ago—July 2, 1948
Next Monday, July 5th, the
American Legion will meet for
the first time in the post’s new
building on South Cage Blvd.
Comdr. Harry Britten, Jr. an-
nounced this week.
* * *
Major Warren Reid, U. S.
Army Air Corps, back in town
this week after a two week’s
refresher course at Brooks
Field, San Antonio. He is look-
ing forward to some cross coun-
try flights in the near future.
# * *
The Bob Levens found fishing
good at Marte Gomez last week,
netting 28 keepers. We caught
more little ones than we ever
did before, Bob said. The lake
was so rough they had to stay
close to landing too.
*■ * *
Billy Marinoff of the PSJA
FFA Chapter was awarded a
$200.00 Agricultural Scholarship
for his winning cotton project
fo rthe school year of 1947-48.
Billy was one of the five boys
in Texas to receive the scholar-
ship offered by the Anderson-
Clayton Company. The scholar-
ship entitles Billy to attend any
agricultural college in Texas.
* * *
Building permits for the month
of June set a one month record
in recent years with a total of
$270,260 in new construction hut
$225 000 of this was for one per-
mit to the Noser Construction
Co. for the new PSJA Grammar
School now being built on the
back highway. Without the gram-
mar school, construction for
June was $45,260, which is above
the average monthly permits for
m * *
A veteran of 19 months service
during the last war, Kenneth C.
Hurla, 20, son of Herbert L.
Hurla, Pharr, has enlisted in the
Medical Department and assigned
to Brooke Army Medical Center,
San Antonio for duty.
* * *
30 Years Ago—July 8, 1938
Twelve Hidalgo County 4-H
Credit is a service.
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Check with us first
You won't hay* to shop around for a
better price on the dolim you hire/ if
you let us serve you*
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OUR FIRST CONCERN IS YOU
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Mi-s. Ruby Fleming
Janice Holt Giles has written
another interesting book, RUN
ME A RIVER, dealing with acti-
vities of the mountain folk of
Kentucky during the Civil War.
It is the story of the river boat,
RAMBLER, carrying merchan-
dise and livestock from one town
to another on the Green River.
The fast moving, breathtaking
account of the wild run up the
river, manned by a collection of
rugged individualists including
Sir Henry the old Shankespearean
actor and his sixteen year old
grandaughter, makes a plot that
will hold the interest of the
reader as only Giles can develop
MEN IN SERVICE
I Sgt. Terry D. Stout, son of Mr.
J and Mrs. Bud Stout, is a mem-
ber of unit Bien Hoa Air Base,
Vietnam, which was selected as
the best tastical fighter wing In
I BEHIND THE WALL. The plot
, of the stoi y concerns a young
woman just entering the pro-
fessional world and is undecid-
ed which course to follow. Her
desire is to be a journalist but
to bridge the gap before she j the U. S. Air Force
finds a place in tee juurnalMc engine
world she teaches English and | ^ ^ 3rd Tactical
history at Jefferson High. Young ■ Fj ht wj that has received
people especially will enjoy read- ° awgard f the annua,
mg of the probleins which beset Ge„eral Gabriel P. Dlsosway
all of them and how others have ,
solved them.^ ^ ^ | ^igywife Connie lives in Big
There has always been a cer- I Springs, Texas,
tain amount of romance in Greek j
history from the earliest gods | WITH U. S. COMBAT AIR
mander of the Tactical Air Com- j ter of Fred Best of 301 W. Van
mand — by the sponsoring Week, Edinburg.
American Fighter Pilots Asso-
When Worth Campbell, the
hardworking Assistant secretary
of State for Inter American Af-
and mythological characters to
the present day with its pro-
blems of urbanization, unem-
ployment and vulnerable geo-
graphic position. Greece AND
THE GREEKS, by Lyn Harring-
ton introduces the reader to this
country, its mountains, plains
and fabled islands, and gives a
lively picturesjif Greeks at
work, at school, observing holy
days, and celebrating name days.
FOR SALE — Boxed stationery
in beautiful floral designs. Reas-
fairs, sees the danger of revolu- onably priced. See at THE
FORCES, Vietnam — Airman
First Class Kenneth MeKinzey,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mc-
Kinzey of 297-C, Pharr, is a mem-
ber of the unit at Bien Hoa AB,
Vietnam that has been selected
as the best tactical fighter Wing
in the U. S. Air Force.
Airman MeKinzey is a wea-
pons mechanic with the 3rd Tac-
tical Fighter Wing that has re-
ceived the first award of the
annual General Gabriel P. Di-
tion in the small state of Puerto
Santos and the small country be-
ing taken over by the liberal
Miro, he brings pressure on the
United States to interfere. As a
result the son of the Dictator
Martinez returns home from the
University of Michigan to carry
on in his father’s footsteps. Mr.
Galbraith, in his novel THE
TRIUMPH, draws a picture of
diplomacy in the American way
and the results as such, that even
the State Department could not
For the young adult, Lois
Hobart has written the novel,
The unit was selected for the
PHARR PRESS, 203 S. Cage 8-tf > trophy — named for the com-
ciation for its enviable combat
The wing operates three F-1001
Super Sabre squadrons and an
air commando squadron that flies
modified Cessna T-37 trainers as
The airman is a 1965 graduate
of PSJA High School.
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Club Boys left for the Farmers’
Short Course held at A & M
College on July 6, 7, 8. These
boys are members of four judg-
ing teams and will compete with
other teams from over the state.
The teams and members are as
follows: Entomolgy, Harold
Reynolds, Tusten Stugard and
John Ring; field crops, Darrel
Ring, Aaron Reynolds and Murl
Parham; budding and grafting,
John Hart, Harvey Manley and
Charles Rydl; vegetable judging,
Edison Wann, Robert 'Swanson
and Ralph Rydl.
•* * *
The Valley’s cotton harvest
began to pour into the gins this
week with nearly all running at
near capacity and some after
midnight daily. Price of the cot-
ton has been slightly higher than
previously anticipated and the
farmers are expecting a fair, re-
turn. Buyers were paying 9 and
1-2 to 10 cents a pound for strict
middling Wednesday. The two
Pharr gins had turned out 192
bales, with the Farmers Gin
having 154 and the A. F. Agnew,
formerly the Valley Gin Co., but
now owned by Mr. Agnew turn-
ing out 38 bales.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Fields and
children left Saturday morning
for a three weeks’ vacation in
Hillsboro and Brownwood.
* * *
Supt. and Mrs. J. Lee Stam-
baugh and son, J. Lee, Jr., are
in Colina, Texas, where they will j
be visiting for the next few j
* * * |
Mrs. Guy Cage of Dallas and *
Mrs. Henry Menton of Mercedes ‘
were visitors last week in the
home of Mrs. Stanley Melton.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Coate and
children, Bobby and Jean, left
Thursday morning for Colorado
for a few weeks vacation.
■* * *
Margaret Hogan left Wednes-
day for Fort Worth' where she
is to visit indefinitely with Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Hogan.
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COTTON WILL BE
IN THE VALLEY
The Next Two
The FIRST BALE of the 1968 season will be ginned very soon and then 300,-
000 bales or more will follow, with each bale worth about $175 to the Valley econ-
omy. The total Valley crop, exclusive of support benefits, will mean $50 to $60 mil-
lion in new revenue for the Valley.
Mr, Grower—if you have a problem about your coming cotton crop, feel
free to contact any of the firms sponsoring this ad.
The insect situation is not good at this time.
The continued and widespread rains have made additional
problems for the grower, as well as the insecticide
firms. This season may be the most difficult in some
time to make a good yield per acre.
BOLLWORMS — Increased activity all over the Valley.
BOLL WEEVILS — The almost daily rains have caused these
insects to have a headstart in nearly every field. Clear,
sunshiny days without rain are needed to gain control
over this pest.
THIS MESSAGE IS PRESENTED TO FARMERS IN THE TRI - CITY AREA IN THE
INTEREST OF HIGHER COTTON PRODUCTION BY THE FOLLOWING:
SECURITY STATE BANK
A Friend of the Farmers
F. D. I. C.
RIO VISTA GIN
JIM LACY, MANAGER
7 MILES SOUTH OF ALAMO
FARMERS GIN COOPERATIVE
MORRIS W. JONES, MANAGER
FM 495 — BETWEEN PHARR — SAN JUAN
281 FARMER’S CO-OP GIN
ED DANNER, MANAGER
7 MILES SOUTH 281 — AT CURVE
SAN JUAN STATE BANK
DEPOSITS INSURED BY F. D. I. C.
BOOSTERS OF THE COTTON INDUSTRY
SAN JUAN, TEXAS
OAHA CKXMICAX DIVISION FMC CORPORATION
"SuccaUoM tx float Bland"
LOS rriGSNOS, TEXAS
AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS & SEEDS
1001 E. HWY. — MU 6-1551 — McALLEN
FIRST STATE BANK OF ALAMO
SEE US FOR ALL YOUR FINANCIAL NEEDS
Member F.D.I.C. Alamo, Texas
(This is the last of a series of ads sponsored by the three gins, three banks and one insecticide firm on the import-
ance of the Valley’s cotton crop.)
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