Hondo Anvil Herald (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 4, 1971 Page: 1 of 18
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Hondo Anvil Herald
MEDINA COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER SINCE 188 6
Dub'"hfd each Trturs .t IWD Avf K. Hondo *5 n*r yea' »n r '-t, u*
' wt i«- ( 1 ,ii Hondo
An outstanding group
84th Year—No. 44 . Hondo, Medina County, Texas 78861, Thursday, November 4, 1971 |8 in 18 Pages in Two Sections—10c
National Honor Society chapter formed
The Archdioces of”;San Antonio sal-
uted National Youth Week last week-
wi th the 24th Annual Youth Leaders1
Banquet in Villita Assembly Hall in
San Antonio. And at that time they
honored some 92 young people as the
Outstanding Youth of the Archdio-
cese. Medina County young people
and leaders came out fine in the
presentations made by Archbishop
Francis.). Furey, S.T.D., D. D.
Pictured here in this Havel Photo
are, l-r: The Very Rev. Victor G.
Schmidtzinsky, V.F. , pastor of Ho-
ly Cross Church, D'Hanis; August J.
Rothe, recipient of certificates of
"Outstanding Boy" and also of the
"Eagle of the Cross Award", D'Han-
is; Roger Metzger, shortstop of the
Houston Astros and guest sports cel-
ebrity; Donna Boehme, Castroville,
"Outstanding Girl Award"; Arch-
bishop Furey; Andy Martinez, Som-
erset, "Outstanding Boy Award";
Reggie Pedroza, Hondo, Archdioce-
san CYO Queen and freshman at In-
carnate Word College; Rebecca De
La Rosa, Somerset, "Outstanding .
Girl Award"; Wayne litis, Castro-
ville, "Outstgnding Boy Award";
and the Rev.. Lawrence J. Steubben,
pastor of St. Louis Church, Castro-
ville. Augie Rothe was one of five
outstanding youths of the Archdio-
cese, embracing some 32 counties,
to receive the Eagle of the Cross A-
ward. He is the fourth member of
the Holy Cross Parish, D'Hanis, to
receive this award. Augie is also the
president of the CYO of the Hondo
Deanery. (Havel Photo)
A National Honor Society
will be organized In the near
future at Hondo High School,
ftincipal R. W. Nations an-
nounced tliis week.
Approval of the charter
for the "Miry Ethel Hartman
Chapter of the National Hon-
or Society" was received last
week from die National As-
sociation of Secondary School
Principals. The Hondo chap-
ter is named for Mrs. Mary
Ethel Harrnma, high scliool
English teacher and librarian.
Membership in the NHS
is limited by national stand-
ards to juniors and seniors
and will be based on the qua-
lities of scholarstiip, service,
leadership and character.
Minim im scholastic average
for tlie membership is a "B"
or a grade-point average of
Nations hopes tire forma-
tion of the National Honor
'Forge thy tongue on »n snvil of truth, snd what files up,]
though [t je but » spark, shall have weight." —Pindar'
BY BURN IS K . LAWRENCE
PROMISING TO BE ...
... a great asset to the City of Hondo is
'the new; modern- motel, the Whitetail
Lodge. This facility adds 20 first class u-
nits to the housing picture in Hondo, some-
thing that is sorely needed.
And despite the hassle right now about
purchasing, I feel the new mote! in time
will prove to be a greater asset to t^ae city,
even to the point of expanding.
Building a motel is a venture into the un-
known, if one wants to examine it closely.
So it takes a little bit of courage to put up
just some of the good long greenand then
hock yourself foi a lot more of the same to
provide tuch a facility in a town the size of
Yet, that is what some 17 persons have
done in building the Whitetail Lodge. So,
I for one, wish them the best of luck. May *
they pull puying customers like ants to a
syrup bucket. That will mean that someone
else in town is reaping some benefit also.
About purchasing. I think my views are
well known; so well known in fact to the
point that I have people explain to me'why
they had to buy things out of town . So I
will just close this topic by saying: "Let's
all check closely before we head the buggy
toward that city to the east. Perhaps our
‘ local merchants will have just what you
want. You'll never know without checking.
A RETAIL PROMOTION ...
that everyone should keep in mind will
be the big pre-Christmas event slated in
Hondo for November 18-19-20. Merchants
in Hondo are getting together a promotion
sale that will help you save some of that
Remember those dates--November 18-
19-20. And remember the town—HONDO
THE HALLOWEEN ...
. . . carnival was something, wasn't it?
And I am certain that there will be some
costume winners who are sorely disappoint-
ed this week. We took six rolls of pictures
Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday
night and Sunday morning—and would you
believe the one that had all the kids gath-
ered to cleanup the city and the costume
winners on it came out clear as a whistle —
and that spells bad news in the picture tak-
ing business. Jimmy Overstreet and I have
not figured out what went wrong—but it
did. So all we can do is apologize to the
cleanup crews and the costume winners—
please turn to page 3
. . . 0*1 Quarterback Tom Hill (10) is about to
meet head-on with big, 210-pound Wayne litis
(70), the Panthers' tough tackle and linebacker,
litis turned in a fine performance Friday night,
getting in on numerous tackles.
could be it!!
Friday night's tussle on
Barr, Field with ttae South-
west Dragons promises to be
a tough one, but the Hondo
Owls have all the incentive
In the world to win.
A victory will give them
undisputed claim to tire 28-
AA district crown and the
opportunity to go into the
Southwest, picked to be
one of tie toughest teams in
tire league-in pre-season
polls, Have played hot and
cold all season. TJtey have
won 5, lost 2 and tied one
over tie year, and their dis-
trict records stands at 3-2.
"Won and lost records
are not tlie true gauge, ”
cautions Owl Coach Nelson
Bippert, "Tlie Dragons have
tlie personnel, and when
they put it all together, they
are a tough team to beat."
Southwest can score as
their 202 points for the year,
second only to devine's 247,
quickly shows. Hondo has
scored L04 points. They
stand tliird in district, with
their 127 points placing them
'beliind Hondo, 145, and De-
Ironically, tlie Dragon
with tlie most zip as far as
scoring is concerned is not
even listed as a regular start-
er. Gordon Deskin has
scored 8 touchdowns tills
year for -18 points; with 30
of those points coming in
liave been rather stingy.
Eight opponents have scored
only 48 points while in dis-
trict play tliey have allowed
only 28. The Owls have giv-
en up 73 points for tlie year
and 25 in district.
Southwest operates from
t Wishbone formation with a
split end. Once tliey are in-
Please Turn To Page 3
Society at Hondo High School
will encourage enthusiasm
for scliolanliip among tlie
Student body as well as open
new avenues for college
scholarships for participating
members. He feels that
Retail merchants of Hondo
gathered Tuesday night and
voted to sponsor a big, city -
. wide promotion on Novem-
Title of the promotion is
yet to come, but the theme
is one Hondoans and area res-
idents will like--money sav-
Plans call for registering
by all who wish to do so and
then a drawing for big cash
prizes on Saturday afternoon,
Some 75 people turned
out for the Tuesday night e-
vent in tlie M: Dowell Cafe-
teria. They enjoyed a bar-
becue catered by KiB Drive
In ano heard Eugene W nit-
more of Lockhart present a
fine talk on retailing and
1 "The one main point I
would like to get across," ,
Whitmore said, "is that.no §
one or two stores can go it
alone. To prevent your town/
from decaying by keeping
your'shoppers at home, all
the mercliants have to join
hands In a concentrated ef-
Some 23 merchants pres-
ent Tuesday night pledged
US each to go into a kitty
for prizes. And they left it
open to any other merchant
in town to join in tliis pro-
mation. A committee,
chaired by Mrs. Jim (Nancy)
Fridle, will contact others'
and at the same time estab-
lish the ground rules for the
Area residents may listen
to KRME and read the Anvil
Herald next week for all de-
tails on this promotion that
will be designed to offer
them savings on quality mer
tlie NHS will also recognize
those students who consist-
ently rank in the top of their
Faculty members serving
on the committee to Initiate
tlie NHS to the high school
campus are Nations, Mike
Grantham, Benjamin Del-
gado, Mrs. Gladys Lindeburg
and Mrs. Rita Vance. This
committee will serve as the
chapter council and is charg-
ed with the responsibility of
Hop little bunny
Who would bring a rabbit to a Halloween Carni-
val! M . and Mrs. David Barrios, Sr. did, and
little one-year and three months old David Barri-
os, Jr. made a hit all night long. Paternal grand-
parents are M-. and Mrs. Daniel Barrios of Hondo.
Pecan Show plans
It is almost certain that
a delicious array of foods
featuring pecans will be the
mouth-watering feature of
the second annual Winter
Garden area pecan show to
be Held December 7-8 In
Hondo City Hall.
Contestants in the pecan
baking show are required to
send their recipes
county extension office, Box
445, Hondo, with entry
form by November 19.
It is planned to publish
die recipes and distribute
them at the show .. „ and all
entries, recipes and contain-
ers will become the property
of the Medina County Home
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electing members to tlie lo-
The HHS chapter is named
to honor the sctiolasdc, aca-
demic and teaching career
of Mrs. M. E. Hartman who
has dedicated 39 years of her
life to teaching excellence.
M-s. Hartman lias served
Medina County residents for
37 of those years as a teach-
er in Yancey, D’Hanis and
Hondo. She was a graduate
of Ladonia High School, re-
ceived rer BA from East
Texas State University , and
her M£d from Our Lady of
the Lake College where she
has also completed work
for library certification.
Daring her 22 years at
Hondo High School, she has
taught English IV, served as
librarian, sponsored the Sen-
ior Class,, and is presently
sponsor of the yearbook.
Mrs, Hartman is married
to Frank Hartman, son of a
pioneer Medina County fam-
ily. They have one son,
John Charles. The Hartman
family is a member of the
United Methodist Church of
Active in the Wesleyan
Service Guild, Mrs. Hart-
man also holds a life mem-
bership in tlie PTA and is a
charter member of Gamma
Upsilon Chapter of Delta
Kappa Gamma, an organi-
zation for women teachers.
Charges of possession of
marijuana and possession of
paraphernalia were filed on
tiiree Hondo residents Satur-
day night after they were ar-
rested by City Policemen.
Free on S3, 000 bonds are
Mitch Thomas Weynand, 19;
Damon Larry Westbrook, 20;
and Russell Clyde Hermes,
20, all of Hondo.
Tlie tiiree were arrested
Saturday about 8:30 p. m. af-
ter Hondo City police offi-
cers stopped their car in the
1900 block of Avenue R.
They were released under in-
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Hondo's newest motel, the modem
Whitetail Lodge, is now open for
business and on Tuesday night of
this week enjoyed full occupancy.
New 20-unit motel now open
This approximately $140,000 facili-
ty will be managed by Mr. and Mrs.
John Melton. It is a joint venture
of some 17 local and area residents
who pooled their money to provide
a facility offering comfort to its
guests. The management says visi-
tors are welcome to come and give
the motel a look-see.
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