The Pharr Press (Pharr, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 17, 1976 Page: 2 of 8
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THE PHARR PRESS, PHARR (HIDALGO COUNTY), TEXAS
THURSDAY, JUNEr 17, 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 fine
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 — June 23, 1966
Mrs. Shirley Saulsbury is one of
65 women teachers of junior and
senior high school mathematics en-
rolled in the Texas Woman’s Uni-
versity Math Institute at Denton.
Mrs. Saulsbury is a math teacher
in the PSJA High School and a
graduate of Pan American College.
• * •
Robert Card, valedictorian of the
1966 PSJA graduating class, has
been awarded a $4,000 Welch Foun-
dation Scholarship by the Texas In-
terscholastic League Foundation.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jus-
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Rev. David Montoya has been re-
appointed for another year to La
Trinidad Methodist Church. The
appointment was made at the an-
nual conference held in Dallas.
* * *
Cadet William R. Strait, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Strait, is at-
tending Reserve Officers Training
Corps summer camp at Fort Knox,
Kentucky. He is a student at Rice.
* ? *
20 Years Ago — June 22, 1956
Attending the National Navy
Mothers Convention in New Orleans
this week are Mmes. R. E. Robie,
C. L. Vernon, and Frank Graskamp.
* * *
Miss Virginia Johnson, daughter
of Mrs. Corrine Johnson, is a bath-
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Jones
were in Pharr over the weekend.
Her mother, Mrs. Glen Brittan, ac-
companied them to their San An-
tonio home for a visit.
* * *
Darwin Ray, who suffered a mul-
tiple leg fracture and concussion
June 20th in an accident on North
28L was dismissed from the Mc-
Allen Hospital. He has been im-
proving rapidly and will conva-
lensce at home.
* * *
Homer Holland lost his foot and
required blood transfusidns when
his rifle accidently fired as he was
cleaning it. Amputation was neces-
sary as the foot was shattered.
30 Years Ago — June 21, 1946
Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. of McAllen
and Mission entered his candidacy
for Hidalgo County Judge. He is
one of the few natives of the county
in the candidates listed on the of-
• * m
Pharr shipped a total of 648 cars
of tomatoes during the 1946 spring
season, according to the Texas Cit-
rus and Vegetable Growers and
Shippers 'Ass’n. report.
• * • •
Major Melville (Dutch) Ehlers, of
the Army Air Force, now stationed
in Fairfield, Calif., spoke to the
Kiwanis Club last week on the Air
Transport Command activities in
the Pacific in transporting supplies
to all the major bases.
* + * *
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Roby and
daughter, Catherine, have returned
from a visit with her father, Boyd
Dunbar, in Matagorda.
50 Years Ago — June 15, 1926v
(The Rio Grande Valley Sun)
C. W. Faris, who lives on his
farm one mile north on the high-
way, has made improvements on
his place. He has added a good
sized chicken yard, a garage, and
incubator house to the other im-
provements on his farm.
9 9 *
John N. Garner, congressman
from the 15th District and minority
floor leader in the House, was in
the Valley this week to “build up
any political fences that need to be'
built.” He expressed the belief that
the Southern Pacific RR. would be
allowed to enter the Valley.
* * •
Eighty-five Texas editors toured
the Valley as a side trip from the
state convention held in San An-
tonio. Mayor Frank Freeland of
McAllen gave the -welcome and Col.
Joe Taylor of the Dallas Morning
News gave the response.
v * ►
Attorneys who had a Pharr ad-
dress who had ads in the June 15th
issue were: Bryce Ferguson, Ben
Kelly, H. M. Carroll and L. J. Polk.
• * •
June 18, 1926
Rev. C. H. Riddle, pastor of the
Pharr First Baptist Church, has
been engaged in a meeting at
Schultz school house in the south
part of the county during the past
* * * *
The McAllen PhamW of Com-
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* * *
The track crews laying the Mis-
souri Pacific RR. cutoff from Edin-
burg to Raymondville was complet-
ed June 14th. The two crews met
near LaSara. The crews will now
lay track from Hargill to Hollo and
from Allendale to Monte Cristo.
• * Sr
Ad in paper: “Hotel Pharr. The
hotel with attraction. Comfort for
guests our first law. George F.
NEW OFFICERS OF THE VALLEY ASS’N-FOR THE HANDICAPPED were installed recently at the
First United Methodist Church gym in McAllen. Shown above, left to right, are Alberta Spieck-
ermann, treasurer and recording secretary; Mrs. Lily Hinds, historian; Ed Klock, president, and
Rev. Kermit Gibbons, installing officer. Officers not present were Tommy Robertson, vice pres-
ident, and Ralph Noser, corresponding secretary.
of the past?
Answer: No. We will have to go
back quite a ways to find our last
president. Look at Nixon, a power
seeker and a washout for sure.
Then there was “Landslide” Lyn-
don. 13 votes from Duval Co. They
are just now getting that county
Dear Jack sexhound with a sore
back but he did have guts to stand
up to the Russians once.
Eisenhower, a fine general but
floating president, the only bad
things I suppose. He helped run the
bounty marchers out of Washing-
Truman and his Missouri waltz
couldn’t run a dry goods store so
he hooked up with Tom. The only
good thing he done was drop the
bomb. But he fell flat on his face
when he pulled MacArthur.
Now we get to the ruination of
the country. FrankHn started the
giveway and it has been growing
every day since.
Now we come to the fall guy
Hoover, Possibly at the last he was
a little tight with the money.
Dear Calvin, he said, let’s please
don’t rock the boat, boys.
Harding, another sex hound, the
gov’t, and a bunch of crooks ran
him instead of the other way
Woodrow Wilson gave a fine
speech April 3, 1917, getting us into
war with Germany but I don’t re-
member him saying a thing about
the 'boat the Germans sank being
loaded with war material for Eng-
land in the hold and with passen-
gers on the deck?
William Howard Taft, if presi-
dents were fated by the pound, he
should have been a good one. I was
a little small then but I remem-
ber he had to sit in the middle of
the Stoddard Dayton, first presi-
dent car, to keep it from upsetting.
Theodore Roosevelt, our last
REAL PRESIDENT, walk softly
but carry a big stick and be dam-
ned sure it is a little bigger than
This takes me back to diaper
days and you will have to ask some-
one older but I always believe what
old Will Rogers used to say when
he said kick all of our presidents,
senators and congressmen out and
this old United States might just:
Police Dept. Offers ‘Tips’ On How
To Protect Your Home While Away
There were about 4.7 million vet-
erans in the United States when
the Veterans Administration was
stablished by. President Hoover in
1930. Today there are almost 30
million living veterans.
Our Business is Banking.
Our Product is Service.
By Ace Reid
"Nope, Judge, he didn't hit me with malice—
it was a shovel!"
COW POKES brought to
Security State 'Bcuxfz,
Member FDIC ^ Pharr'TwM
“In the good old summertime” is
a phrase that has been around-
bringing pleasant thoughts to most
people for over half a century.
Most of us think of picnics, visits
with friends, backyard barbecues,
weekend trips and vacations. Kids
think of it as one long continuous
holiday from school.
There’s another group that looks
forward to summertime with a
great deal of pleasure. It’s the time
when the group works the hardest,
makes the most profit,- and runs
the risk for its trouble.
There’s another old song lyric
that describes that group. “Sum-
mertime, when the livin’ is easy
. . .” might be the same theme
song for burglars.
A busy burglar, if he happens to
hit your house, can ruin your happy
summer in %yery short while.
ifow T!husy” fellow'—an’d
afive him o\fc of business?
The, Crime Prevention Officer of
the Pharr Police Department has
pointed out a number of things you
can do to protect your home while
1. /That you participate in Opera-
tion Identification. This program
decal to notify burglars that your
means marking valuable posses-
sions and displaying the special
possesions are identified as yours.
2. Lock all doors with properly
installed one-inch deadbolts every
time you leave the house. Secure
the windows too.
3. If you’re going to be away at
night leave one or more lights on
inside the house, preferably differ-
ent ones each time you leave, and
a stereo, radio, or TV playing. A
residence which appears to be oc-
cupied is a deterrent to burglars.
4. In the daytime, leave blinds
and drapes partially open. Never
leave notes for anyone outside or
where they can readily be seen.
Tmhese wil inform a burglar the
house is unoccupied.
When planning vacations or pro-
longed absences take a little more
I. Notify the police department
and inform them how long you will
be gone, who has a key to your
house, and where you can be reach-
ed. Special attention will be given
to the premises while you are
Inform neighbors of your absence
so they can be extra alert. Leave
a key with them so that your home
may be inspected. Ask your neigh-
bor to gather up circulars from the
yard and vary the light attached to
3. Use automatic timers to turn
lights andT radios on and off at set
hours or ask a neighbor to do it.
Electric timers can be purchased
at a surprisingly low cost.
4. Stop all deliveries.
5. Turn down the volume on tele-
phones as low as possible.
6. Arrange for lawn care while
you are away.
7. When you leave, don’t publicize
your plans or talk in public places
about your trip. Some burglars
specialize in reading newspaper ac-
counts of other people’s vacation
8. Publicize as little as possible
your ownership of valuable posses-
9. Put things away. Lawn furni-
ture, bicycles, tools, etc. On the
other hand, a few small toys scat-
tered about the yard can give an
appearance of occupancy.
10. Try to keep your home looking
the way it does when you are home.
II. When your neighbors leave,
ask if you can perform the same
services for them when they are
away. That’s what everyone did
way back “in the good old days.”
For more information on w'hat
you can do to protect your prop-
erty while you're away, contact the
Crime Prevention Officer of the
Pharr Police Department or ask
for any of the special publications
on home security.
Letters To Editor
(Editor’s note—The following are
excerpts from a reply written by
Jim Shawn, 929 Preston, Pharr, to
Family Weekly magazine on a ques-
tionnaire published in the maga-
zine, containing 38 questions to be
answered “Yes,” “No,” “Not Sure.”
(Here is his answer to one ques-
Question: Among today’s candi-
dates for the presidency, do we
have equals to our best presidents
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What Will The Harvest Be In 76?
1/2 BALE - bAL^S^PErI AVjfEB?ALES
June is the month to make the cotton crop. Very hot days, and warm nights are need-
ed for a heavy set of bolls, that will produce the bale and a half or two bales per
acre that growers want.
COTTON HAS BEEN A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CASH
RESOURCE FOR THE VALLEY — LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY!
HELP THE COTTON INDUSTRY
BUY COTTON MADE PRODUCTS
BOLL WEEVILS — Numbers fluctuating. Most treated fields
have less weevils. Damage counts increasing in fields which
until now have not been entirely treated. Damage from 1 to
76 per cent with some fields having over 30 per-cent.
BOLLWORM EGGS —- Declining.
Catches less than 5 moths per night.
WORM NUMBERS —- Less than 5 per cent in majority of fields.
Damage less than 5 per cent.
—Weekly Report of Area Entomologists
rms MESSAGE IS PRESENTED TO FARMERS IN THE TRI - CITY AREA IN THE
INTEREST OF COTTON PRODUCTION BY THE FOLLOWING:
SECURITY STATE BANK
A Friend of the Farmers
MEMBER of F. D. I. C.
SAN JUAN STATE BANK
DEPOSITS INSURED BY FEDERAL DEPOSIT
BOOSTPRS OF THE COTTON INDUSTRY
SAN JUAN, TEXAS
FARMERS GIN COOPERATIVE
MORRIS W. JONES, MANAGER
FM 495 — BETWEEN PHARR — SAN JUAN
(One of a Series of Ads Promoting the Cotton Industry)
A HOMETOWN FRIEND
BOX 546 — 512-787-4261
VALLEY SPRAY, INC.
INSECTICIDES APPLIED WHEN YOU NEED IT
PHONE 787-9991 — SAN JUAN
RIO VISTA GIN
JIM LACY, MANAGER
7 MILES SOUTH OF ALAMO
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