The Pharr Press (Pharr, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 17, 1976 Page: 4 of 8
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THE PHARR PRESS, PHARR (HIDALGO COUNTY), TEXAS
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1976
Appointments to Rio Grande Conf.
Churches Announced at Annual Meet
THE PHARR LIONS CLUB HAS INSTALLED NEW OFFICERS FOR 1976-77. Seated, left to right,
are Pete Romero, Jr., president; Manuel Perez, 1st V. P.; Victor Rodriguez, 2nd V. P.; Joseph
Fisher, 3rd V. P. Standing — Eduardo Morales, Lion tamer; Robert Johnson, immediate past
president; Jose Adan Farias, secretary-treasurer; Al Rogers, past district governor, installing
officer; Don Gutierrez, 2 year director; Gilberto Gonzalez, 1-year director; Jesus Vela, Jr., tail
twister. Claud Hill, 2-year director, and Dan Ramirez, 1-year director, are not shown.
PSJA Graduate Returns to Area As
Minister at San juan Meth. Church
Rev. William B. Henderson, a
native of Pharr, and a graduate of
PSJA High School, has been ap-
pointed the pastor of the San Juan
United Methodist Church by the
Southwest Texas Conference of the
Methodist Church, meeting in San
He has been pastor of the Ed-
couch Methodist Church for one
year. He is one of several who will
have dual pastorates. Hours of the
Sunday services will be 9 a.m. at
Edcouch and 11 a.m. at San Juan.
Rev. Henderson graduated from
PSJA in 1965 where he received
many honors, including Student
In college, he was a member of
Sigma Chi fraternity and was ac-
tive in the Campus Christian Fel-
lowship. He received a degree in
psychology and sociology.
He graduated from Perkins
School of Theology, Southern Meth-
odist University, in 1972 with a
masters of theology. During semi-
nary days, he was a youth director
in Rockwall, Texas, and was youth
director for six Kingsville congre-
gations. He also attended a special
language school in Cuernavaca,
Since graduating from seminary,
he has been associate pastor at
M & E JEWELRY
109 E. Park — Pharr
Hand Made Turquoise
and Silver Jewelry
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC
EDDIE HILL, Jewelis*
MARGA HILL, Watchmaker
Watchmakers and Jewelists
CERTIFIED STONE SETTER
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The American Ass’n. of Retired
Persons (A.A.R.P.) Chapter 413 of
McAllen will meet at the McAllen
State Bank June 18. John Graham
will present a film, “Your Sterling
Heritage.” Guests are welcome and
refreshments will be served. It was
announcd the meeting for July 2
REV. WILLIAM B. HENDERSON
Brownsville for two years and now
one year at Edcouch.
On District level, he serves as
missionary secretary and on the
Council on Ministries and Church
and Society board.
He is married to the former Miss
JoAnn Glock of Kingsville, and they
have one child, Linda Christine,
age 2. She is an art teacher.
Rev. Henderson is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bob Henderson of Pharr.
205 West Park
Janice Brewster Is
2nd in Style Show
Janice Brewster, a senior at
PSJA High School, placed second
in the Homemaking No. 1 division
at the second annual All Valley
Schools Cotton Style Show. The
style show was held Tuesday, June
8, in Harlingen.
Janice modeled a plaid pumpsuit
of 50 per cent polyester and 50 per-
cent cotton. She will model at the
Algodon Style Show at the Harlin-
gen Country Club, along with other
style show winners Friday, June
She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Brewster of Pharr and a
student of Mrs. Chris’Willingham.
A supply of the new 1976 baseball
schedules of the Houston Astros are
available at The Pharr Press of-
fice, free for the taking.
If I am injured in an auto
accident and off work will
my auto insurance help?
For help with insurance
questions and needs call. .
TEXAS FARM BUREAU
787-3229 East Expressway
HKM MiKHV IHISIIKASCK CO'S.
Will Be Pumping
Oil in Mid-1977
An up to date report on the con-
struction of the Alaskan oil pipe
line from the northern tip of Alaska
to the port of Valdez on the south
is going on schedule, in fact, it is
a little ahead of schedule, Chas.
Miller, gas coordinator for the Sun
Oil Co. for the South Texas area,
told the Pharr Kiwanians June 10th.
With the aid of slides taken on
the job, the elevated as well as the
under ground construction was
About 400 miles, or one-half the
entire 800 mile pipeline, will be
elevated, because the problem of
perma-frost, he said. The pipeline
has 64 major stream crossings, and
a total of 800 stream crossings of
all categories. The route has been
changed many times to save endan-
gered species of wildlife, he said.
The pipe itself is one-half inch
thick and will deliver 1.2 million
barrels of oil daily to the port.
Major oil companies have joined
in the construction of the pipeline,
all of whom have oil production or
leases on the slope where the oil
was discovered more than five
years ago. The total estimated pro-
duction of the field is estimated at
9.6 billion barrels of oil. ^
Total estimated cost of-the pipe-
line will be in the area of $7 bil-
lion. When the line was first start-
ed, it was estimated to cost $6 bil-
The oil wil lnot he cheap, he said.
All of it right now is destined for
the west coast.
The oil will move thru the pipe-
line at 4.5 miles per hour and will
require seven days to reach the
port, where there is storage for
eight days. There will be 151 valves
in the system.
The program was sponsored by
the oil information committee of
the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Co.
The Sun Oil Co. has 85 employees
in this Vlley area, he said.
Otto Hofland was program chair-
Guests were Ray Cortez, new
manager of Goodyear Service Store,
and Bert Jaime.
The annual meeting of the Rio
Grande Conference of the Methodist
Church was held at Southwestern
University in Georgetown June 10-
13 with Bishop 0. Eugene Slater
presiding for the last time, as he
will retire at the end of this month
and will take a teaching position
on the staff of Perkins School of
Theology, SMU, Dallas.
The Rev. Eubaldo Ponce was re-
turned to La Trinidad Methodist
Church, Pharr, for his second year.
• Those attending the Conference
from Pharr were Rev. Ponce, Ro-
meo Escobar, delegate from the
Pharr church, and Rev. Antonio M.
Riojas, retired minister, and part
time pastor at Mercedes.
Romeo Escobar was appointed
Conference Lay Leader.
Here are the other appointments
for the Southern District for the
Disrict Supt., Rev. Jose Galindo
Alice — Carlos Avendano; Alamo-
San Juan — Arturo Mariscal;
Brownsville — Fortunato Ramirez;
Kelsey Memorial, Corpus Christi —
Raul Salazar; El Buen Pastor, CC
— Brigido Vera; Cotulla-Dilley —
Juan Espinosa; Crystal City-Car-
rizo Springs — Eutimio Gonzalez;
Letters To Editor
June 15, 1976
I am deeply concerned with the.,
recent tax cover-up attempt by
our Pharr, San Juan, Alamo School
Board, together with the School Tax
Far too many meetings have
been held behind closed doors, bar-
ring the public, as well as the news
media, and I for one would wonder
One might wonder also if this
whole cover-up scheme was con-
doned by the City officials of Pharr,
since they seemed to have given
our School Board their complete
approval, and possibly so to speak,
walk hand in hand. It might be
interesting to know the status of
delinquent tax situation of the City
If it had not been for t,he thought
and effort on Don Mallory’s part in
seeking the truth, and Ray Nor-
ton’s editorial, goodness only knows
just how far this cover-up would
My hat is off to both of these
gentlemen, from Channel 4, in ajp-
preciation for the protection of the
taxpayers. I am enclosing a copy
of an editorial presented by Chan-
E. A. “Tip” Tippitt
Donna — Juan Aalas; Eagle Pass
— Pablo Gomez.
Edinburg — Juan Canales; Elsa
— Pedro C. Gutierrez; Falfurrias
— Lucia Escobar; Harlingen — to
be supplied; Hebbronville — Libra-
do Curciaha; Kingsville-Bishop —
Antonio Triana; Laredo — Juan
Boto; McAllen — Jorge Keyva;
Mission — Francisco Gaitan; Mer-
cedes-La Feria — Antonio M. Rio-
jas, part time; Pearsall — Miguel
Ramirez; Raymondville — Ismael
de la Tejora; Rio Grande City —
Antonio Sandoval: Robstown —Juan
Shank; San Diego — Faustina Ra-
mirez; Weslaco — Rodolfo Barrera.
Rev. Barrera was the secretary
of the Conference and Rev. A. Ted
Grout was the interpreter.
Rev. Jose Galindo and Mrs. Os-
car Garza were named the dele-
gates to the jurisdictional confer-
ence which will meet in July.
A retired minsters’ ass’n. was
formed with’ Rev. Oscar F. Garza
as president and Rev. Antonio Rio-
The Conference voted to meet
again in Georgetown next year.
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The colors to be used inside at
the elementary school additions
brought cm a long discussion. Ash-
ley said there would be a variety
At this point, Miss Willingham
asked again as she had asked be-
fore why wasn’t the “open con-
cept” type classrooms publicized
before the vote on the bond issue,
and when was the decision made to
do this type of construction made
by the board. This time, she got
more answers than any time be-
‘Open Space’ Classrooms Idea
Started in January
Ass’t. Supt. Martin Pena said
that back in January, teachers
were called to a meeting to see
who would be interested and who
would not in this type instruction.
He said there has been discussion,
and instruction, in this type of
teaching since, with one teacher
and principal going to Dallas to
study the system there and other
stops were made at San Antonio
Miss Willingham contended that
the teachers were being forced in-
to this type of teaching but Mr.
Pena denied this, saying those who
wanted out of it, have been left
out. Teachers who will be assigned
to these schools will be volunteers,
he said. We have teachers who
Parish Council at St. Jude Thaddeus
The newly elected officers of the
St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Council
were installed on Sunday, June 13,
during the 11 o’clock Mass. The of-
ficers are Raul Reyna, president;
Ruben Garza, vice-president, and
Graciela Nielsen, secretary.
The entire parish council is pic-
tured above before the recently
erected crucifix located in the
shrine garden. From left to right,
they are: Oralia Cantu, Victor Gar-
cia, Father Leo Francis Daniels,
Francisco Gonzalez, Ruben Garza,
Ana Vela, Raul Reyna, Delia Ville-
gas, Graciela Nielsen, Father F.
Robert DaVola, Beatriz Lopez, Eli-
zabeth Kotzur, Antonio Guerra, (not
pictured) Malcolm Newt Dyer and
want to teach in this, some who do
not, he said.
Trustee Gomez asked Miss Will-
ingham to name the teachers who
have said they oppose it, but she
declined to do so.
She said that Houston had been
using it and they recommended
that it was not “satisfactory for the
average child.” Andrews has used
it and is putting partitions in the
Weslaco Has ‘Open Concept’
Weslaco has used it for one year
and they favor it, Supt. Guerra
said. He added that this type of
teaching is all over the country, in
fact, all over the world.
Ashley said at the conclusion of
the> discussion that the buildings
would be so constructed that a par-
tition can be added without inter-
fering with lighting, air condition-
ing, doors, etc.
Trustee Gomez asked Miss Will-
ingham to bring more information
from those schools who have tried
it and are leaving it.
Dd. Will Meet Weekly
Because of so many important de-
cisions to make on the building
program, the Bd. voted to meet
each Monday night to hear a report
from the architect and to make the
decisions. The Bldg. comm, report-
ed to the board they did not want
to assume the responsibility.
Dalmon Moseley was absent. He
sent word that he could not attend
because of grain harvesting.
The board approved a number of
budget amendments submitted by
Supt. Guerra and approved a stu-
dents insurance plan. (See sepa-
Reports on attendance for the
last six weeks, special projects and
business office reports were pre-
sented by the dept, heads.
The board held a closed session
at the end of the regular agenda.
The regular meeting was adjourned
at about 2:30 a.m. and the closed
meeting at 3:35 a.m.
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