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Alice Echo News (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Alice, Texas Page 4, Alice Echo Newt aaa., september a 171 in service Alaska s crowded but she likes it pie. Rea it Eustis a pfc. Farlo Rea 18, son of or and or Emiliano re of 322 h i Al is serving in the u s inn. Stationed of fort Fuji i a is a 1978 graduate of a lice High school corp. Garcia to Ine i Ance Corporal Juan Chi la son of or and mrs. Am Cho y Carn and whose Annette is the daughter of Var and a Tina Lido i Topez All of Alin a i teen promoted to of present rank while net to at the Marine corps air station new River Jacksonville n c. Corp Garcia was a 1975 graduate from Alice High school and he joined the mane corps of August 1975 los Angeles a Anne Hobbs Purdy Rode into Alaska on a pack train nearly a half Century ago at 19 a teacher anxious for some pioneering Alaska today she says la overdeveloped a Quot commercialized and exploited to the nth degree a but she wont move Quot i done to want to. This coming summer i will have been there 50 year a in a part of Ala aka a mrs Purdy is the coauthor of a biographical novel Quot Tisha the Story of a Young teacher in the Alaska wilderness a its the product of la years of collaboration with author Robert Sprecht and details mrs. Purdys life in the old mining Community that is still Home mrs Purdy lives in Chicken a near town close to the Cana Dlan Border about 200 Miles East of Fairbanks Quot there Are to or 12 per manent residents where we live there Are no conveniences a we have to haul water because its permafrost and you can to sink a Well. We bum Wood because there Smi electricity there no Industry so children move away when they grow she arrived in Chicken from Oregon a Chee Chako a a Greenhorn with no knowledge of the difficulties of the wild. At first she recalls she was respected and befriended As the new teacher a with capital t a teachers a a she says Quot Are looked up to there they Are one of the Moat important people in the Community birthing burying and marrying the residents a but that soon changed Quot when i showed i cared for a half Breed Man they weren to about to take that. Some even wanted to take my teaching credential away a it was t just her love for half Eskimo Fred Purdy the Man she would marry to years later she also took in two orphaned Indian children and soon had them in class with White children her ideas never were accepted by other pioneers but in the ensuing years she adopted eight More abandoned children it was her neighbors contempt too that delayed her marriage to Fred Purdy Quot thinking about that Promise to marry now i almost have to smile trying to keep it was like making a trip by dog sled in a snowstorm you know where you want to go but you can to be sure How Long its going to take or where you la wind up along the Quot he combined the beat of both races a the gaiety and laughter of the eskimos and the Good judgment of the Whites i had something that few people have a he was utterly devoted to me and i loved him and she still fights racial prejudice. Floor covering company 200 i. Main at King 668-8126 by Lect your carpet from our Large Stock Over no Rolls of carpet Ani Vinyl to choose from i Quality remains Long after Price is forgotten �?88 Days same As c Ash terms to please Candle holders of Flowers and Metal pot. T Hose Lovely imported Iron Candle holders in inn drought and hand painted by craftsmen in Italy Gold poppy. Daisy amp asst colors the Bath Shoppe 407 so. Cameron 664-9589 seasonal merchandise arriving daily come in and browse suit cure Kex Potlock feet Pullon Pecos Comfort a no laces a Large selection hoi sizes and widths red Wong me or a try them on at a Uci shoe shop 117 i. Main now s the time for fall Brush control Dow in these Days of High priced land and Low priced cattle you need full production from every acre. Dow tor Don 225, property applied turns Bushland into pastureland Quantity and Quality of forage is increased to support a larger Herd. Stock is easier to handle and productivity multiplies we have the know How and equipment tor expert application. Call us. Tor Dom 225 kills and controls Huirache Blac Brush Granjeno and Many other Woody Spades Call or write pastureland improvement corporation licensed Aerial applicators route i. Box 238 w. Beeville. Tex. 78102 Jirry Dunson 368 9311 a Pearson a Houx 2728 a George Gregory s47 3m6 in United via thanks to you it works. For ail of us Volunteer efforts hold costs Down of the total dollars raised in the coastal Bend United Way Campaign Only 9 per cent is allocated for administrative costs nine cents out of every Dollar covers a year round operation that maintains Campaign accounts and pre pares Campaign materials reviews agencies programs and financial reports to make certain the level of service is maintained assists agencies with problems encountered in performance of their services trains volunteers bins accounts and collects pledges and assists other planning groups m serving the people of five coastal Bend counties Tota admin Stative costs could not be held to 9 per cent if 1.400 local volunteers were not working in the year round operations volunteers establish the policies governing United Way. Work to raise the Money determine which agencies should be members of United Way allocate the Money to the agencies conduct Public relations programs and perform clerical duties in the u w office United Way helps women. To stand alone Susan Scott works As a Library technician at Corpus Christi army depot and that in itself is a Small Miracle Why because she is a victim of cerebral palsy her struggle to become Independent is in Many respects the Story of United Way Susan Scott was born in Mexico City her Handicap is the result of a birth defect and As she says Quot i knew that i was different from other people As soon As i was aware of anything she was six years old when her parents brought her to Ada Wilson Hospital she was to spend the next 13 years of her life there rarely seeing her parents or her family at Ada Wilson Hospital a United Way Agency she embarked on a grueling process of learning to walk to feed herself to speak and to write a in Short to perform those Basic functions that persons without her Handicap take for granted in addition to exhaustive physical therapy she began the educational process again something that most of us take for granted it was not to end. Even when she graduated from Ada Wilson High school was judged ready to care for herself and was released from the Hospital physical therapy continued Susan recalls until the Day i left the Hospital the last part of the training was spent for the most part on building my Confidence in walking i needed it and she used it As she trudged to College classes at Del mar College by the time she received the Bachelor of arts degree from Abilene Christian College in 1971. Walking was a Breeze so. Apparently were her studies two years later. Susan Scott earned the master s degree in Library science from East Texas state University in Commerce. Texas her first Job As assistant librarian with the Portland. Texas Public Library represented a Milestone for Susan she was on her Way to Independence Quot for As Long As i can remember a Susan says my goal in life was to make myself Independent and self supporting i be never wanted to be dependent on others but there were times i seriously thought i might not make it the people at Ada Wilson Hospital helped so Susan Scott attained United states citizenship when she was 21 she will celebrate her thirtieth birthday this month she has reached her goal of self sufficiency and recently she passed along Tome of that hard won knowledge to another Young victim of cerebral Patty who spent the summer with her Quot it gave me a Chance to help someone Susan Scott says a live been helped so much end this gave me the Chance to pass the helping along Quot in 1975. Susan Scott was named handicapped employee of the year by Corpus Christi army depot this year she was elected to the Board of directors United cerebral palsy How about the future Susan Scott grows silent. Thinks smiles. Quot i want to Progress in my career As far As i am she says a but right now. I m pretty Happy Quot and the reason is United Way local people meet local needs Corpus Christi. Portland Kingsville. Alice. Robstown. Beeville and Ingleside Ere members of the United Way of the Coe Etel Bend these communities have joined together to ensure efficiency end Economy each comm my selects in advisory committee which is responsible for recruiting their volunteers including Campaign work Era and dealing directly with the operations of Thair local agencies the advisory committee Leader serves on the u w Board of governors keeps other Board members informed of their actions seeks assistance and advice when needed end helps set the policy for the entire United Way of the coastal Bend last year a Quarter of a million people throughout this area were helped by the 56 United Way agencies among the member communities 1 541 Portland rail dents were served by United Way agencies 600 in Gie tide residents 9 992 Alice residents 13 763 Kings Villa residents 11,342 Robstown residents 13 845 Bee county residents and 171 863 Corpus Christi residents this leaves some 25 931 ares citizens who were helped by United Way agencies but who live in communities not members of the United Way of the coastal band figures quoted in this article have been supplied by u w agencies through in Annuel beneficiary study which helps the United Wey end the member communities recognize where the services of each Agency go the Survey reflects that every Community gets service from Many of the agencies regardless of the agencies locations out of 374,767. Nearly 260.000 Wood unit and Way for Alcoa last Yaar on the Way to 1.706.000 Nami adores Ulerio a ome hour s pay per month account no my sch of get to the United Hay it a 1% of my Rey o United Way of the coastal Beno other r ii total Sli Ooi a alb Nom Sal Anci our. I. Eat Yahoo Ossa Mas kit wll my monthly a boat a quart Salv Otho a youth Are vital youth guidance programs Are a vital part of the United Way their share of the 1977 budget goal is nearly s500.000 what convinces 105 volunteers on the budget and allocations committee to decide that one fourth of the total dollars raised annually should be devoted to character building programs for youth As these programs Are reviewed during the budgeting process common traits emerge a promotion of citizen ship responsibility character development self direction. Peer relationships and recreation youth guidance programs May be different in each Community but whether they Are scout programs. Jewish Community Council s teen canteen Bee county s 4-h clubs boys clubs. Robstown Little leagues. Myca s Indian guides and Indian princesses a teens. Or a youth Council the most important Quality is that they Are prevention programs character building agencies Are concerned with directing youth away from drugs juvenile delinquency alcohol and dropping out of school an investment in youth is an investment in our Community and the Best bargain for our Dollar is prevention not rehabilitation a in no Outda on to k know your decision makers volunteers Are the life blood of Tho United Way of Tho Coe Etel a end. The people who run United Way Are All volunteers. The names of area residents serving on our Board of governors appear below. Executive committee Richard s Durham. Corpus Christi Bank amp Trust president colonel Luther g Jones or. Mercantile National Bank president elect John Chapman. Chapmen ranch vice president r. C. Cranberry or. Exxon company. Usa. Treasurer William Shire men or. Touche Ross amp company assistant treasurer s e Kelly or. Central Power and Light. Administrative committee chairman Oscar Soliz. Nieces county courthouse. Budget and allocations chairman Allan p Johnson Iii Corpus Christi caller times. Campaign chairman James Burkhardt. Central Power and Light Public relations chairman Marjorie Prichard. Agency Council chairwoman Jeaneen Mcmaster planning Council chairwoman William Loudermilk. E. I Dupont de Nemours amp company. Nominating committee chairman a a. Members of Hylois Allen Sam Amspoker sessions mortgage company j Roger Bateman Ralph Bennett. Bennett Martin. Amp Solka Hugo Berlanga nieces National Bank Fred Blake Bee county College Beeville Ruben Bonilla jr., Bonilla Reed. Nutto. Beckman amp Bonilla Roxie Byrd William e Campbell. Reynolds metals co colonel Robert Dillard Usa retired Ben Foss or Ingleside Rosa Garza Joseph Henkel. Kleberg first National Bank Kingsville Shirley Hill. Alice j e Jackson. Peat. Marwick. Mitchell and company Marvin p King. Ism corporation Dean Glen e Kost. Del mar College Robert Lacy 0 c Rachel Ford. Inc. Robstown m s Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein s. Inc Alma Mem Rath Sanford Reed Bank of South Texas Alice or Jean Richardson. Del mar College Manuel Salinas or. Texas Aai Kingsville Edwin Schroeder Corpus Christi Independent school District iou Suffredin. Reynolds metals Sherum or b Alan Sugg. Texas a a i Corpus Christi sister Agnes Marie tingler. Incarnate word Academy Erie Thompson h e butt food stores Bill Vick general Telephone company Robstown c b White Sarco. Inc or Dana Williams Corpus Christi Independent school District c Ivan Wilson Corpus Christi Bank a Trust honorary members rear Admiral Burton h Shepherd. Us chief of naval air training colonel Francis j Toner Usa commander Corpus Christi army depot Captain Burke e Weekle us commander training air Wing la Captain Tommy c Wimberly us. Commander training air Wing Iii Captain r d Colvin us. Commander training air Wing in Captain Oon s Beilis commander us coast guard Robert s Mayes Corpus Christi army depot

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