The Pharr Press (Pharr, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 29, 1976 Page: 2 of 8
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THE PHARR PRESS, PHARR (HIDALGO COUNTY), TEXAS
THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1976
THE PHARR PRESS
Established February 20, 1933
Second Class Postage Paid at
Pharr. Texas 78577
Lloyd H. Glover, Editor-Publisher
Office: 203 So. Cage, Pharr Texas
Published each Thursday morning
at Pharr, Hidalgo County, in the
Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
$4.00 Per Year In County - $4:50
per year outside of Co.
10 _ 20 — 30 — 50
From the Files of
The Pharr Press
Rio Grande Valley Sun
10 Years Ago — July 28, 1966
Stinnett’s Jewelry was moving
from 207 South Cage to 205 South
• * *
Jack Drake, executive vice presi-
dent of the Valley C. of C., was the
speaker at the Pharr Kiwanis Club
regular meeting and he spoke on
tourism. Leland Johnson was pro-
• e *
The cornerstone laying ceremony
for the new Pharr Memorial Li-
brary was announced as July 30th.
Inscription on the cornerstone will
be “Pharr Memorial Library —
Dedicated — August 1966.”
* * *
Milton Kersteen of Edinburg was
elected president of the All Valley
Winter Vegetable Show for 1966.
F. T. Boecker was named chairman
of the Queen’s contest.
» * * *
20 Years Ago — August 3, 1956
Hubert R. Hudson of Brownsville
unseated veteran Rogers Kelley of
Edinburg for the Texas senate seat
by a vote of 21,991 to 15,477. Kelley
had been senator for 18 years. He
defeated Jim Neal of Mirando City
for the office in 1938.
* * *
Ramiro Villarreal won the public
weigher office, Prec. 8, over Caye-
tano Moralez by a 1,553 to 1,104.
The cotton harvest passed the
300,000 bale markkas of August 2nd.
The price of cotton was 33 cents
and cottonseed was $57 a ton. The
five gins in the Tri-City area had
ginned 13,573 bales.
* * *
William Charles Sigle, father of
Glenn C. Sigle, died at the family
home, South Jackson Road, Aug.
2nd, at the age of 78.
* m w
Mardell Lynch, pastor of the
Pharr Church of Christ, had a col-
umn in The Press each week en-
titled “Think on These Things.”
♦ * *
Ad in paper: “The Lullabye Shop
has a complete line of Buster Brown
Tee Shirts and Cardigans.”
• • •
Roegelein’s bacon was advertised
in the HEB grocery, ad for the price
of 45 cents a pound.
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A total of 21,892 voted in the
Democratic primary July 28th.
Judge S. N. McWhorter won the
District court position over Bob
Cherry atnd Royce Oxford, and
Judge W. R. Blalock won over Tru-
ett Hubbard in the other court.
Sheriff E. E. Vickers defeated Tru-
ett Jordan for the sheriff’s office.
* * *
30 Years Ago — August 2, 1946
Three new businesses have open-
ed in Pharr since the first of Janu-
ary. Newest are Smith & Jones,
real estate, Lewis Furniture Co.,
and Builders Supply.
* * *
Hidalgo Co. will have three run-
offs in the August Democratic pri-
mary. They are for sheriff between
George Ingram of Pharr and R. T.
Daniel of Mission; representative,
Joe M. Kilgore and T. B. Waite,
Jr., both of Mission, and county
treasurer, between T. E. Jasperson
and Helen Singleton.
* * *
For the 15th Congressional seat,
Milton West of Brownsville will
face J. T. Ellis of Weslaco. In the
three man race, West received 21,-
911, Ellis 14,709, and Wm. Henry
Yeager, Hebbronville, 7,202.
* * *
The Valley’s cotton crop was 70
per cent harvested with a Total of
119,999 bales harvested as of July
• * m
New co-owners of the Pharr Del-
ta Grocery and Market, were Ben-
year spending an estimated $9.8-
million drilling 46 wells in the
county.Some $2.1-million of that was
lost in 17 dry holes, but the total
drilling effort yielded two oil wells
and 27 gas wells. The exploratory
effort in the county last year saw
the drilling of eight wildcat wells.
Processing also contributed to the
county’s petroleum-raleted economy
with one petrochemical plant and
two natural gasoline processing
plants, having a total daily capa-
city of 220.2-million cubic feet, in
FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE VALLEY’S ^SENIOR CITIZEN AWARD
is Leonelo Gonzalez of McAllen, center, wJ^g is shown re-
ceiving an engraved plaque. Gonzalez, a retired printed
and former newspaper publisher, received the award for
his long service to the youth and schools of the community.
The award is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.
Pictured L. to R. are Hugh Kelly, chm. of the selection com-
mittee;- Bennie J. McDonald, chief executive officer, First
National Bank, McAllen, contributor of the-*' plaque; Mr.
and Mrs. Gonzalez, and Charles Hart, director Area Agency
Oil-Gas Income in Hidalgo Co. Is
Valued at $71.4 Million for 1975
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COW POKES By Ace Reid
As an era of cheap energy and
energy independence faded for
America, Hidalgo County’s 1975
crude oil and natural gas production
became more significant to Texas
and the United States than at any
nie J. Davis and R. E. (Bob) Seitz.
» » «.
The Security State Bank, Pharr,
had capital of $125,000, and listed
Shannon Clark as chairman of the
board, Carl J. Klinger as presi-
dent, B. A. Spillar, executive vice
-president, George Potts, vice presi-
dent, and B. R. Bentley as cashier.
• » *
50 Years Ago — July 27, 1926
(From Rio Grande Valley Sun)
J. D. Lauck has started construc-
tion of a new home in West Pharr.
It will be of the English type.
Tom Damron and family have
moved in with his brother, Archie,
and a relative of Mr. Chastain is
occupying Damron’s farm.
• * #
The Interstate Commerce Com-
mission has granted permission to
the Southern Pacific Lines to ex-
tend lines into the Valley. First
construction will be from Falfur-
rfas south to Edinburg. A crew of
500 teams and 600 men will be put
to work on preparing the right-of-
w • •
Congressman John N. Garner of
Uvalde carried Hidalgo Co. over his
opponent, Sid L. Martin, Mission,
by a vote of 2,636 to 936 for Hardin.
Dan Moody for governor received
3,907 votes to 361 for Ferguson and
408 for Lynch Davidson.
* * •
Pickers are badly needed to pick
the Valley’s cotton crop, which is
turning out much better than first
predicted. Yields south of town
have been ihree-fourths bale to an
* * *
Mrs. Marvin Evans and Mrs. Otis
Pelt were hostesses to the Woman’s
Missionary Society for their month-
ly business and social meeting. The
meeting was held at the Evans
* * *
Two contractors had ads in the
Sun. They were M. R. Nelson, Mc-
Allen, and A. M. Longoria, Pharr.
— * * *
E. E. Guerra of, McAllen, mem-
ber of the big mercantile firm of
D. Guerra and Son, was a visitor
time since production began in
With its production marketed for
a record $71.4-million and an in-
dustry payroll totalling $14.9-mil-
lion petroleum continuel as an im-
portant factor in the economic
health of the county, according to
a study by he Dallas-Based Texas
Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Associ-
Jack S. Blanton, Houston inde-
pendent oil company executive and
president of the Association, said
increased prices, caused by the
growing shortage of domestic oil
and gas,, has given a multi-billion
dollar boost to the economy of
Texas and the state’s treasury.
“Increased prices help offset the
economic effects of the downward
trend in volume of Texas produ-
ction,” Blanton said, pointing out
that increased revenues for pro-
ducers are being soaked up by
zooming drilling costs.
“The average^cost of drilling a
wfe-11 in TexoVjjMBjhtoumped 'from
$55,000 in 1962' il>'$13(TOOO last year,
a 150-percent increase and one of
the reasons why 29-cent gasoline
and low utility bills are relics of
the past,” Blanton said.
The total value of production
statewide increased from more than
$ll-billion in 1974 to over $13-bil-
lion last year, a jump of nearly 19-
Hidalgo was one of 200 Texas
counties which produced oil and
gas with a market value in excess
of $100,000 last year, an increase
of three over the 1974 total and
seven more than in 1973. The
county ranked 4th in the state in
the total value of petroleum pro-
duced, realizing $12.4-million from
the saleof 1.6-million harrels of
crude oil; $59-million from the sale
of 120.1-million MCF of natural gas.
The county’s royalty owners last
year received $8.9-millionT
In addition to paying local school
and county property taxes, county
producers also contributed to the
support of state government with
production tax payments totalling
$5-million—$571,747 paid on oil out-
put; $4.4-million on gas production,
and processing operations require
such extensive support from service
and supply firms, these direct em-
ployment figures are only a part
of the story of the industry’s im-
pact on the local economy.
The industry’s search for pil and
gas continued in Hidalgo County,
with oil and gas developers last
The following Bicentennial books
are available to the public. Listed
in order is title, author and call
The Military History of Revolu-
tionary Ward Land Battles; Trevor
N. Dupuy; J 973.3-DUP.
The World Turned Upside Down:
the story of the American Revolu-
tion; Robert Leckie; J. 973.3-LEC.
The Shaping of North America,
from earliest times to 1763; Isaac
They Saw America First; our first
explorers and what they saw; Kath-
erine Bakeless; 973.1-BAK.
The Lewis & Clark Expedition,
1804-06; the journey that opened
the American Northwest; Dan
Lacy; J. 917.804iAC.
The Boston Massacre* March* 5,
1770; a Colonial street fight erupts
into violence; Alice Dickinson;
The Great Declaration; a book for
young Americans; Henry S. Com-
mager; Y 9733-COM.
The Military History of Revolu-
tionary War Naval Battles; Trevor
N. Dupuy; J 973.3-DUP.
The Louisiana Purchase, April 30,
1803; Thomas Jefferson doubles the
area of the United States; James
P. Barry; J 973-46-BAR.
The Mayflower Compact, Nov. 11,
1620; the first democratic document
in America; John E. Walsh; J 973.2-
The Mystery of the Vikings in
America^ Morton J. Golding; Y
From Resistance to Revolution:
Colonial radicals and the develop-
ment of American opposition to
Britain, 1765-1776; Pauline Maier;
The Women of 1776; Sally S.
Yankee Doodle Boy; a young sol-
dier's adventures in thfe. American
Revolution told by himself; Joseph
•P. Martin; Y 973.3-MAR.
The American Revolution, 1960-
1783; Bruce Bliven; J 973.3-BLI.
The Shot. Heard Round the World?’
the story of Lexington and Con-
cord; Jeannette C. Nolan; Y 973.3-
Dawn Over Saratoga: the turning
point of the Revolutionary War;
Fred J. Cook; Y 973.3-COO.
The Winning of Independence;
Marshall Smelser; 973.3-SME.
Those Damned Rebels; the Amer-
ican Revolution as seen through
British eyes; Michael Pearson,
Voices of 1776; Richard Wheeler;
• * *
Recently added books at Pharr
UNDERSTANDING THE ECON-
OMY, by Alfred L. Malabre. — Ma-
labre succeeds in presenting the
subject of economics in a practical,
easy-to-read manner, without di-
luting the necessary subject cover-
age. His principal concern is to
show how economics influences our
MINOR AUTO BODY REPAIR,
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to repair minor body damages on
his car. Tools and materials needed
•for this work are described and
their functions are delineated.
If I am injured in an auto
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For help with insurance
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