Hondo Anvil Herald (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, August 17, 1956 Page: 1 of 12
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VOL. NO. 71
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HONDO, MEDINA COUNTY, TEXA*, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17,1*5*
Six Teachers Resign
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[CRAY handles the tar sprayer
hur DuBose keeps hose from
hg. The Texas Highway Depart-
part is re-surfacing Highway 90 all
the way through town. Work should
be completed next week.
has passed a re-
deeming the proposed
ay for the Bandera
“The County Commis-
of Medina County,
in executive session
Mate Highway Commis-
istin July 31, 1956, for
of the location pro-
. M. Highway 689 across
ties of Howard Hay, J.
land Don Holden (for-
IC. Thurmond) and the
y Commission hav-
a statement as to
of this Court, with
i the location of F. M.
8, it is therefore order-
Medina County Corn-
Court that Medina
i deliver required right-
[ F. M. 689 on any loa-
the Hay, Short and
i properties that is re-
by the engineers of
stment on the Don
froperties over which
ky has already been se-
of the order to Joe Nelson, chief
accountant of the BCDRI, Aus-
District school taxes for this
year have been levied four cents
lower than last year.
Taxes set by the Court are
Second Lt. Oliver . W. Bryant,
22, a student officer at Hondo Air
Base, died of bulbar polio Wed-
nesday morning at Brooke Army
Bryant received medical treat-
ment at Hondo before being sent
to Lackland AFB in San Antonio
Monday. He was transferred to
Brooke late Tuesday afternoon,
after it was confirmed that he
requires onlyi %.wife- Mrs. Donna J. Bry-
on th« nnnTant> llves of 3® Oak St. here in
Lt. Bryant was a member of
Quebec Class and arrived at the
Air Base in early July.
This was the fourth known case
of polio in this area during the
Hie other three cases were Kay
Vanderburg, June 26; Arthur Gal-
lucci, July 27; and Susan Little,
ten days ago. Susan, three and
one-half year old daughter of
Aviation Cadet and Mrs. Bob Lit-
tle, is reported to be doing much
better at the present time. She
is in Brooke Army General
Hospital in San Antonio.
plution has been for-
the State Highway
for further study,
week, the Court
at a request be
: Board of County apd
toad Indebtedness for
by the Board of Me-
|ty’s share of the sur-
The amount to be
I $34,295.77. The County
lese funds for construc-
aaintenance of lateral
■other expenses allowed
•chulte, county clerk,
iriied to send a copy
Medina County’s 21
*s be open for the
Mf election Aug. 25.
1 on the ballot will be
*y general and state
1 and Ralph Yar-
1 be fighting for votes
race, while Ben
i the only candidate
fteutenant governor —
. J*ln withdrew as a
gently. Tom Moore
" “son will be in the
k torney generii #nd
rs°n and H. 0. Nle-
Vle tor state repre-
lthmi!tak* in bbe Aug.
Lhe Anvil Herald had
r/er listed as state
l elect — that is not
"be run-off will deter-
, !L0?r®Uc representa-
F be no run-off for dis-
l.y,„lnce R S. Craw-
rranc‘s Richter were
final the PHmary
f vote in that race
P 9.°U?,y i'449
|J’ for Richter
The Anvil Herald has received
a Distinguished Service Award
from the Vocational Agriculture
Teachers Association of Texas for
‘leadership in presenting the vo-
cational agriculture and future
farmer program to the people of
Receiving the plaque for the
Anvil Herald Wednesday mom
ng at Hie state convention of
agriculture teachers in San An-
onio, was William E. Berger,
publisher. The local paper was
one of ten in the state receiving
the award as one paper from
each of the ten FFA areas of
Texas was honored. The Houston
Post and San Angelo daily were
also among the winners.
John McAnelly, teacher of agri-
culture in Hondo for the past 12
years, was presented a past di-
rectors pin, a 15-year service pin
and a plaque similar to the one
received by the Anvil Herald, for
carefully planned newspaper pub-
Castroville, District one, local
tax, $1.05; bond, five cents; total
LaCoste, District Three, local
tax, $1; bond, 50 cents; total,
Rothe, District 27, local tax, 60
cents; no bond; total, 60 cents.
From these taxes, the following
General fund, 25 cents; im-
provement fund, eight cents; jury
fund, one cent; road and bridge
fund, 15 cents; health unit, five
cents; county-wide bond, 50 cents.
The Court also received vouch-
ers issued by the county clerk,
representing payment of accounts
for the second quarter, ending
Aug. 13. Records of the county
treasurer were presented, per-
taining to the county’s business
tor the past quarter. The Court,
after due consideration, ordered
that all debits and credits, as
shown, were true and correct.
The financial report of the
county treasurer was received,
ixa nined, approved and signed.
The report will be published one
time in a county newspaper. ✓
Chaplain (Captain) William J.
Kenirick Jr., Hondo Air Base,
recently made the front page of
the European Air Force Times in
Tjje picture Caption read,
“Fisher of men and of bass is
Chaplain (Capt.) William J. Ken-
drick Jr., shown with a catch
made in a small farm lake near
his base, Hondo AFB, Texas. The
big Mouth bass shown weighed
7 pounds 12 ounces, 4 pounds
8 ounces and 2 pounds 8 ounces.
He took them with spinning gear
and Hep I lure.”
The clipping was sent here by
Mrs. John Foley.
By Ralph Cola
Hartley Howard of Devine has
been named Medina County
Drought Committee member, ac-
cording to County Judge A. H.
Several local citizens, under the
direction of W. Tv Crow, local
fire insurance agent, made a sur-
vey of the city last week, in an
effort to determine the number
of houses with combustible roofs.
The figures haven’t been com-
piled as yet.
Figures show that approximate-
ly 27 per cent of the residential
the key rate in Austin shows that
over 50 per cent of Hondo’s resi-
dences have combustible roofs.
The report will be filed in Austin
by City Secretary O. L. Moss.
The penalty now being assessed
for this on the key rate is three
A former Hondo boy, Raul Bar-
rientes Jr., 14, of San Antonio,
is playing with a pony league
team in that city. So far, they
have won local and regional
tournaments and are now in
Washington, Pa., in a national
tournament. The grandson of
Mrs. Eudelia Barrientes of Hon-
do, Raul is a student at Texas
Philip Swayne Hickman, 18
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles S. Hickman, Hondo, has
been re-admitted to Gonzales
Warm Springs Foundation t o
undergo treatment for poliomye-
The world gets smaller every
day — Mr. and Mrs. Jim Skarda
and son, Joey, of CastroviUe,
drove to Segum the other day tr
attend graduation exercises of a
wirling school their daughter had
been attending. After the exer
cises, Mr. Skarda thought he re
.ognized the band director. Sc
.he daughter introduced him and
the director, H. E. Nutt. Durin
the conversation foUowing, Mr
Skarda found that they had a’
tended the same school and had
played in the same band in Harri
man High School, in Chicago, 111
Hondo’s own Clint Hartung i.-
doing quite well with the Sintor
Oilers. Just lately, he hurle-
seven and two-thirds innings fo
the Oilers, and allowed Fort Blis
eight hits. During the recen
tournament at Oiler Park in Sii
ton, he was named to the all
tournament team and also wor
the leading pitcher and most
spectacular play awards,
Lt. Gen. Charles T. Meyer wil
visit Hondo Air Base today for
a routine tour. He will visit eigh
or ten bases in this area in a
two-day period and therefore wil
not stay long at any one place
D'Hanis Roster Full;
School Opens Sept.
D’Hanis — B. J. Stewart, new
superintendent of the D’Hanis
schools, has announced that the
roster of teachers for the coming
year is now complete. New teach-
ers on the faculty will be Dale
Wool dridge of C a mp Wood,
who will be athletic coach and
teacher of high school science,
while Mrs. Jack Zinsmeyer will
return to the profession as home
room teacher of the sixth grade.
Teachers remaining from last
year’s faculty are as follows:
Miss Carrie Langfeld, principal,
Medina County Grand Jury
Returns Ten Indictments
Vot 2'9*® Craw-
• w*» *.«2 for
The Medina County Grand Jury
returned ten indictments during
its session Tuesday in Hondo.
Indictments against six per-
sons accounted for nine of the
Pabio Perez, Victor Garcia,
Juan Hernandez and Carlos Perez
were indicted on charges of theft
of cattle from Ed. Haby, At the
same time, Pablo Perez was in-
dicted for theft of one head of
cattle from George Floerke and
Gareia for theft of one head of
cattle from Arnold Griffin.
Ramon Barrientes was indicted
on two charges of receiving and
concealing stolen property. Bail
waa aet at $500.
Jack Ligon was indicted on the
same charge — receiving and
conleaUag stolen property — with
the same amount of bail.
In other action, the Grand Jury
returned an indictment against
Willard Trull for murder with
malice. Trull is charged with the
fatal shooting of Hugh H. Jay,
59 year-old Turlock, Calif, resi-
dent, m Natalia last Thursday.
Numbers of the cases are
The Jury also returned George
B. Taylor vs Gussie May Taylor,
Grand Jury members included
George Boehme, foreman, and
John Biediger Jr., Frank J. Kel-
ler, John T. Sollock Sr., 0. C.
Marquis Sr., Floyd Haby, Jimmy
Heiligman, H. O. Savage, Harry
Schweers, Jerry Howard, B. C.
Rogers and Sam Neuman.
commercial courses and mathe
matics; Miss Fred Boyce, home
making; Wayne Cheney, voca
t i o n a 1 agriculture; Mrs. Amos
Finger, English; V. M. Schultz
seventh and eighth grades, ele
mentary school principal; Arthur
Adams, fifth grade; Mrs. Arthur
Adams, third and fourth grades;
Mrs. Alfred Thompson, first
and second grades; Sister M.
Clarita Rudloff, third grade; and
Sister M. Bernadette Kalina, firs
and second grades.
Supt. Stewart plans to conduct
a workshop for high school teach-
ers Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, and
pupils will be registered at 9
a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, ant
classes will begin Tuesday, Sept.
The lunch room will be in
operation from the first day of
school, Sept. 4.
Hondo School Needs
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Three More Teachers
WHUrd Trull, indicted for mur-
der With malice by the Medina
County Grand Jury Tuesday, has
giveq| himself up to the Sheriff’s
Thill, who shot and killed Hugh
H. jfay, 59 year-old Turlock, Calif,
raaident last Thursday in Natalia,
calmly told Sheriff Charles Hitz-
feider that he had driven to Gal-
veston after the shooting.
Jgy was shot to death on the
poreh of his daughter’s home in
Natalia. His daughter, Mrs. A. R.
Pankey, watched as Troll entered
her home and asked Jay to step
outside with him. When they
reached the porch, Trull pulled
a .32 cal. pistol and shot Jay
TruB said his brother-in-law
convinced him to surrender to
law officials. He is in Medina
Jtmnty jlU, awaiting trial.
XRjNgpr, ana tno murder wea-
pon, ato >> in Galveston.
Hondo Independent School Dis-
trict lost six teachers this year
and hired five new ones. The
district is still short three teach-
ers, with the opening of school
less than three weeks away.
Teachers leaving this year in-
cluded Felix Brandt, Mrs. Doro-
thy Brandt, Mrs. Darlene Boet-
tger, Mrs. Carol Jameson, Mrs.
Marilyn Nester, Mrs. Mary Mor-
gan and Mrs. Nancy Tolson.
New faces and other teacher
changes to be seen in the local
schools will be Mrs. Kate Hender-
son Morris, first grade; Mrs.
Robert D. Jamison, third grade;
Mrs. Perry Finger, third grade;
Mrs. John McAnelly, fourth
grade; and Mary Wiemers, who
will teach reading in the sixth
and seventh grades. Mrs. Helen
Richter has been moved from the
first grade to high school English.
According to J. G. Barry, local
school superintendent, two sixth
grade teachers and a high
school Spanish-English combina-
tion teacher is still needed to fill
all vacant spots.
The first get together for the
teaching staff wi 11 be Monday
Sept. 3, when an all day facuKy
meeting will be held at the high
school. The general meeting will
begin at 9 a.m. and teachers will
go to their respective class-
rooms at 1 p.m. to prepare text-
books and the first lesson for
Classes will begin Tuesday,
Sept. 4, under the regular sche-
dule. Registration will be held
Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Seniors will
register at 9 a.m. Aug. 31, and
juniors at 1 p.m. the same day.
On Sept. 1, sophomores will re-
gister at 9 a.m. and freshmen at
1 p.m. Elementary students will
register Sept. 4.
One section of the second grade
and one section of the fourth
grade -will be assigned to North
Hondo school. Teachers have not
Hondo Civil Defense
Names New Officers
Hondo’s Civil Defense meeting
ast Friday night was “well at-
ended”, according to Mrs. Lil-
an G. Bracks, Hondo Civil De-
Approximately 30 persons turn-
1 out for the meeting, which saw
everai appointments made.
Charles Larkin will be com-
lunications director, in charge
f wire and radio messages in
■ase of a disaster, while Louis
George will be in charge of facili-
ies, u t i 1 i ties and emergency
shelter, and bears the title of
Onby Swatzell will head all
>olicing action, and Felix Hollmig
vill be in charge of fire fighting
ind rescue operations.
The Hondo group still needs a
nedical director, transportation
lirector and four assistant direc-
tors for zones, which were laid-
off at the meeting.
The city was divided down
Avenue M and Highway 90, cut-
ting Hondo into four parts or
zones. Directors for these zones
have not been named as yet.
R. L. Renny, representative
from Texas Aviation Industries,
told the group that in the event of
an emergency, caused by an act
of God, such as a tornado, the
Air Base would offer every as-
sistance possible. In the event
of a national crisis, he said, the
Air Base might not be able to
render as much aid, but would
help in any way they could.
The Hondo Business and Pro-
fessional Women’s Club has vo-
lunteered to handle personnel and
administrative records in event of
a disaster or atomic blast.
St. John's Mothers
Add Band Course
Band in the sixth, seventh and
eighth grades will be added to
the St. John’s school program,
following a meeting of the St.
John’s Mothers’ Club Aug. 8.
Bob Lewis, band director at the
londo public school, has offered
o instruct the children at one
:arly morning class and also on
lalurday morqings. He will meet
ith parents and interested chi’
Iren Monday, Aug. 27, from 1:3'
>.m. until each child has been
At the same time, a mus:.’
,-ompany representa ive will hav
a display of musical instrument
The expense of presenting :•
nusic course to the children wil'
he partially borne by the Mothers'
Club, according to Mrs, G. P
Chapman, president of the organi-
zation. The group decided the
music course, to addition to First
Communion Breakfasts, should
be their goal for the year.
Sunday, Aug. 26, bas been set
as the date for the annual Pantry
Shower for the Slaters. There will
be boxes placed at all entrances
to the church after each of the
three Masses, and attended by
members of the Mothers’ Club.
Perishable foods will be refriger-
ated immediately by those in
charge of the boxes.
The shower is usually held at
the September meeting of the
organization but because many
parishioners had expressed a de-
sire to donate, the change was
Annual cleaning of the Sister’s
quarters will be Tuesday, Aug. 28,
at 8 a.m. Workers should bring
he equipment they prefer to
ork with and their own soft
rinks, according to Mrs. Oscar
Rohrbach, secretary of the Moth
been assigned as yet.
“Those students who attended
the school last year will be given
first choice to attend the same
school again,” Barry said. “Par-
ents who wish to send their chil-
dren to the North Side school
should contact Bob Nations im-
mediately,” he added.
The selection of second and
fourth graders to attend was
made because an extra class in
each of the two grades will be
necessary this year.
"In 1955-5$, there were four
sections of second grade and,
three sections of fourth grade.
During the 1956-57 session, it will
be necessary to have five sec-
tions of the second grade and
four sections of the fourth grade,”
The North Side and West Side
schools -will be closed when the
new elementary building is ready
Football practice will begin
Aug. 27, and Band practice start
ed Aug. 6. Bob Lewis, Band di-
rector, has something new for
Hondo fans this year — new
movements and a quick step.
Stan Hollmig, ton of Mr.
and Mrs. P. H. Hollmig, Hon-
do, ond formally with tho Son
Antonio Missions, hot ana fan
that it protty upsot ovor his
transfer to Nasjiyillo.
A story in tho Ion Antonio
Nows gagg tho following let-
“t novor was'to mad in oil
my lifo os whan I camo
homo from a trip and found
my foVoAto Missions boll
ployor was gono. Why did
thoy soil Stan Hollmig? Ho
was tho bast boll ployor tho
Missions hod. Ha was good
' ind. kind. All tho kids lovad
him. I'll novor go to another
ball gataa, or my Ddddy dr
Uncle Bill or Uncle Ed eith-
"Stan Hollmig novor loaf-
ed. Ho always playad hard.
"E vary body loved Stan. My
Daddy said ha was a graat
guy, a graat ball playar and
a graat Taxas Aggie. I bat
lots of people hato every-
body who had anything to do
with soiling my hero, Stan
Hollmig. I think you know
what a good ball playar Stan
is. I pray for him every
night. My Daddy will not lot
mo write Stan Mcllvaina or
Joe Schultz. Ploasa print this
so thoy can raad it. Thank
A Stan Hollmig fan.
"Please excuse writing. I
will go to school this fall.
By Dick Tatum
Two wildcat well* and rigbt
field locations hav* been staked
in Medina County in recent
Planning a 1,500-foot test well
in the Taylor-Ina is Dugger A
Holmes of San Antonio. Their
wildcat is slated on the Leo O.
Schmidt land 9 miles N. W. De-
Two miles S. E. Yancey, Paul
G. Morrison, of Uvalde, has stak-
ed a wilcat location on Sam Kene-
dy’s land. This will a 1,200-foot
In the proven Taylor Ina field,
Flato & Bates has staked their
second well on the Marvin Haass
land 10V4 miles N. W. Devine.
This will be a 1,800-foot test
Corpus Christi operators Timp-
te Sc Mansheim plan a 1,800-foot
tester 11 miles S. E. Hondo on
Bennie Krueger’s land.
Bab Oil Co. has staked six
wells on the J. N. Wilson land,
8 miles south of Hondo. All will
be 1,000-foot test efforts and are
numbered 5-A, 6-A, 3-B, 5-B and
Drilled to a depth of 1,010-feet
before being called a duster was
Flato Sc Bates’ first effort on W.
Bendele land. This was the only
Post 3991, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, has set Oct. 7 as the date
for their annual turkey shoot.
This is the eighth year for the
annual get-together, which has be-
come very popular with area
shooters. It is the major fund
raising effort of the organization.
Last year, 53 turkeys were bag-
ged by attending marksmen.
Oct. 7 falls on Sunday.
Meeting last Monday, the VFW
voted to change their monthly
meeting night from the third
Monday of each month to the
first Monday of each month.
h Magazine ?
What oil means, to the ijeopie
of South Texas is fold to the
August issue of "Sun and Soil,''
magazine supplement that ap-’
pears this week to the Hondo.
Anvil Herald. t« n .... , J •
Cover photo for this edition is
a driller’s eye view of a drilling
rig. It was taken by John Ryder
How oil affects the economy
of a county is told in this special
“Oil Progress Issue” that also
pictures many oil scenes familiar
to Anvil Herald readers.
Oil has brought extra dollars
into this area by means of pay-
rolls, and lease bonuses. This
edition tells the story of how
farmers and business men bene-
fit from petroleum production in
Funeral services for Os c a r
Charles Moehring, 60, were held
Aug. 6, in Hondo. He died to San
Antonio, Aug. 4, 1956.
Born June 25, 1896, he is ’ sur-
vived by his wife, Dora, one son,
Harold, and one daughter, Vir-
ginia Jenkins. Harold is from
Hondo and Mrs. Jenkins lives in
San Antonio. . .
He is also survived by three
grandchildren and one brother.
Pallbearers were Milton Poeh-
ler, Wesley 'Moehring, Herbert
Moehring, Oscar Neuman, ’ Ca’rl
Poehler and Wilfred Moehrihg.
Interment was in Hondo. Ser-
vices were conducted by the
Rev. K. Windecker, at Horger
Eight Medina County youth
have registered with the Selective
Service in Pearsall.
They are Eugene M. Lopez, La-
Coste; Jerry A. Muennink, Hon-
do; Joe F. Urritia, Hondo;
Donald R. Haass, Devine; David
J. Bippert, CastroviUe, Magdii-
leno Guajardo, Devine; Jackie
D. Holeman, Devine; and Isabel
C. Moncada, Yancey.
BOB LEWIS, left, Rev. Harold Ehlinger and Mrs. G.
P. Chapman, right, work out details as the St. John's
Mothers' Club makes band available to St. John'*
students. Lewis has agreed to instruct the children
at one early morning class and on Saturday morn-
ings. Their first meeting will be Aug. 27, at 1:3Qp. m.
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