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Alpine Avalanche (Newspaper) - June 23, 1950, Alpine, Texas The Alpine Avalanche Alpine. Brewster county. Texas. Friday june 23, 1950 in by county 58 year 1950 graduates Alpine High school go mud from them Rock wait done to leave us until we explain How come we Are busting Back into print after All these months absence and assure you that it May not happen again for weeks months or years. Maybe never. It All came about thusly Aubrey Webb the hustling editor publisher of this newspaper for the past 18 months since we threw in the Towel temporarily at least being the newly elected president of the Alpine rotary club was urged by the club to attend the rotary International convention being held in Detroit mich., this week so or. W. Has hied himself off to the automobile i capital of the world and left its j holding the bag. We Hope with the Aid of the Avalanche staff to get out some sort of newspaper during his absence. We assure you or. W. Will be Back on the Job next week so please try to hang Alpine High school s largest on until then. Graduating class received Diplo a Mas May 21 with the following and since the subject of rain students graduating seated left has been the chief topic for Dis to right a Andy Joe Keane Don Cussion Over the Coffee cups Beer Newton Sandy Newsom Herbert new ordinances enacted by City wins scholarship bottles and other places where the Breeze is shot around Here for the past two weeks Well arid our two bits Worth. We took our w. A. Cousin wife and son on a Jaunt Down in the big Bend National Park area the first of last week and want to say that ifs been a Long time since we be seen the country in such Fine shape. Of course it will take More rain following the ones that have already fallen to finish the grass making Job but its really off to a Good Start. Its unfortunate however that there Are still some dry spots in the county and elsewhere in the area no Rains of a general nature having yet fallen in these parts. But we re hoping that everybody who has been overlooked will get some needed moisture before Many Days. A 0-0�? we really enjoyed our visit to the Park which is the most fascinating area we be Ever seen in these More or less United states. Road building is in full swing in the Park and it wont be Long until the Motorist can drive All the Way from Alpine via Marathon to the Basin Park Headquarters atop the lofty chios mountains Over an All paved Road. In fact. There a Only a dozen Miles or so of unpaved Road now located in the Nark area. And it wont be too Long until Well have a paved Road from Alpine to the Park Boundary at the Western Entrance. Twenty Miles is already paved another 20 is ready for Topping and a contract will be let next month for an additional 20 Miles. The Park trip is one we recommend especially to Alpine folks who Haven t been Down there and done to know what we have right Here in our own county. But done to go at this season without a reservation As All accommodations May be taken. And before leaving the subject of our visit to the big Bend we like to commend Clint Fulcher commissioner prec. 4, for the Fine condition of the Road from Park up North As far As his precinct runs. We be never seen it in better shape. �?0-0�? and now that the 1950 census has been completed and with unofficial population figures of Van Ous cities and towns being announced it looks like Alpine is going to maintain its position As the second largest non metropolitan Texas City West of the Pecos. As announced in the Avalanche some time Back Alpine a population this year was set at 5,25b. Representing a gain of 1,390 Over 1940. Since then the population of Pecos which held first place among West of the Pecos towns in 1940. Was announced As being 8 034 which leaves that City still in top position. Last weeks Issue of the fort Stockton Pioneer announced its 1950 population As being 4,611, a gain of a Little Over a 1,300 since 1940, and bringing that City up to third place in the area a position held by Marfa in the 1040 count. So while like Many other towns Over the country Alpine did not show the increase in population some estimated we did All right and we Hope now that Well go right ahead in our Progress and growth although we have no Hopes of the town Ever becoming a Metropolis. In fact we Trust it does no to since were a Small town boy or at least we were 60 or 70 years ago and have no desire to live in a Metropolis. To of in Case you done to understand exactly what we mean in the Clos. Ing sentence above Here a Little poem expressing our sentiments which Well give you and then close for Ute nonce and thanks for your patience the Lillie country town there Are people in the cities who look on us askance and think that folks in Small Wells Avis Teague Ronald Klein John Bradford Bill Kelly Nan Des Andy Hudson Bort Caldwell i 3rd Row Evo Uranga Mary 2nd Row it Frank Sotelo David Jane Cano. Lucile Boronda. Dean Kev c. W. Cox Calvin Darst Lee Carrasco Pat Peterson Davida Cowell Pete Valenzuela Johnny sublets Lorena Uranga Gladys Vick Paddy Joe Simpson Billy Ridgeway Norma Dickson Ramos Spencer Kent Ismael her i 4th Row Katherine thee Rosa Loya Petra Valenzuela Mildred Breg a Bott Dillon Sylvia Smith Evelyn Matlock Bennie Stephenson Mandy Gonzales Ella Gall i ego. 380 girls enrol at Paisano Camp like event for boys will open next monday and end Friday noon projects for he summer Alpine Lamesa 200 attend june program at High school r line set by department head split pair games meeting at Cloys enrolment in the girls auxiliary Camp which opened at Paisano encamp Mer grounds monday totalled 380, it was announced wed. Mesday. The Encampment closes today at noon. The Camp sponsored by the w m. U. Of District 7, serves three Baptist associations in this area Rig Bend Elpaso and Pecos Valley. Rev. B. F. Bennett of Elpaso is Camp pastor with other Camp personnel listed As follows miss Ruby Hines Camp missionary miss Carlene Jones state Young Peoples worker miss Juanita White recreation Rev. Bryan judge music director mrs. Judge pianist mrs. Sim Reeves registrar Rev. R. L. Winner District missionary mrs. Barney Hubbs District w. M u. President mrs. Allen Thomas District Young Peoples Secretary Rev. C. R. Tenni son Kitchen supervisor mrs. H. B. Owen Camp nurse mrs. R. L. Wittner. Book store. Twelve girls from Alpine Are enrolled in the Camp. Mrs. H. E Dumas and mrs. G. W. Bales Are sponsors from the Alpine Church. The Royal ambassador Camp for boys also sponsored by the District w. M. U. Organization opens next monday and closes Friday at noon. Boys and girls from nine to 16 Are eligible to attend the encampments. Junior legionnaires will Encampment will observe play Lamesa nine Here tomorrow sunday mrs. Bennie Helen Simpson Alpine american legion s first i official Junior baseball team split games with two legion teams from the Earl Bailey Post in Odessa last week end taking the first game 8-7 and losing the Sec. Ond by an 8-3 count. I Sherman Newsom Post commander of big Bend Post no. 79, said his organization which sponsors the Alpine legion youngsters was delighted with Antis first play for several reasons. He stated that the Alpine team composed of five boys just graduated from Grade schools three High school boys and one College lad under 17 Jan. I 1950, had met and played evenly against Odessa five of whose players were members of the Odessa High school mrs. Bennie Helen Simpson who Heads the Home economics department in Alpine High school said this week that projects had been set up for her departments 12-month program this summer furnishing Opportunity to first and second year girls to earn a half 60th anniversary next october by mrs. A. N. Alkire fort Davis correspondent More than 200 persons attended the june meeting at the Bloys Camp meeting grounds last sunday. It is said to have been the largest attendance on record at a june gathering. Some of the folks from Elpaso who usually Are Here were unable to come but Van Horn Marfa Alpine and fort Davis As Well As several other places in the area were Well represented. Sunday school was Well attended but Many More came for the preaching service. Tyrone Kelly of fort Davis was in charge of the sunday school arrangements and mrs Tyrone Kelly was the pianist for both the sunday school and the lesson for team which won the state Champ Church service Ion ship this year in class a base adults was taught by the Rev. S. Ball three of the Odessa Young m. Mims of fort Davis. The Small Ball. Three of the Odessa Young sters were selected for the All state team. Small turnout at Gam or. Newsom stated that Sun Days games receipts had barely enabled the legion to meet sex year s credit in homemaking. This that big Benei Post is former resident Dies or. And mrs. Erie Williams and mrs. M p. Slover went to Del Rio tuesday to attend the funeral of or. Williams and mrs. Slover a sister mrs. Dovie Cain age 67, of Del Rio who died monday. Mrs. Cain was a former resident of Alpine and known to a number of old timers Here. Enables High school girls to earn three units of High school credit in two years enabling girls to enrich their educational background with another elective course. Happy to sponsor the summer contests because the members believed the program would help combat juvenile delinquency in Alpine As Well As continue with mrs Simpson stated that the the legions efforts to develop Good major objectives approved by miss Florence Mcalister area Home making supervisor was moving american citizens. Coach Ken Mcallister who Han Dies the legion team expressed the Home in a i n g d Epa rim in t from himself As being Well pleas i with its present location in the High i the outcome of the two contests school building to the department s j in the first game Alpine Superb new quarters in the Fine eight scores with six hits and tour vocational Home making building on the High school Campus. This project includes not Only moving to the new department but planning the arrangement of and furn. Continued on last Page sul Ross enrolment for summer term at new High Many graduate students in attendance at Short term this year registration for summer school at Sui Ross College which started the first of last week showed a decided increase Over last year despite a housing shortage it was stated tuesday. Eight Hundred seventy two had registered at that time it was announced with 378 of these of graduate rank. This is almost double the graduate enrolment of last summer for the first term and the total enrolment to Date this year is to Over last Summers figure. Towns Are missing some great Chance. They have theatres and night clubs to pass the hours away but they done to know that a kindly deed can brighten up a Day and when trouble comes or sorrow. Senator Aikin is speaker at Sui Ross College on program held tuesday in an address to a capacity filled auditorium at Sui Ross College tuesday morning Veteran senator a. M. Aikin Paris Texas warned that a we must teach the meaning of democracy in our schools More than Ever before in la democracy Public officials Are servants of the people and americanism should be Foremost in the minds of All the senator who is Well known for his work on the Gilmer Aik in errors while Odessa scored seven runs with la hits and in errors. In this game Otto Hilbrich hit a triple and gee and Beard of Odessa both All state baseball selections also hit triples. Gerdine Barrow went the seven inning route with Dickie Allen As Catcher. Odessa takes second in the second game Odessa threw in full strength All the Way and scored eight runs while the Alpine lads garnered three. The Odessa Junior legionnaires collected 12 hits to Alpine a eight but committed seven errors to Alpine s five. Again Odessa Sall state selections garnered triples these being Pearson gee and Beard Pearson also collecting a double. Gerdine Barrow of Alpine rapped out Alpine a Only extra base blow this being a double. Dan Valenzuela pitched the full nine innings while Tom Valadez took care of the catching responsibilities. Lamesa Here this week end the Alpine Junior legionnaires meet a Strong legion team from Lamesa tomorrow and sunday on Kokernot Field. Ray Mcneill Post athletic director said that a Corn Ell ii Dren were in charge of mrs. Kelly mrs. J. H. Clark. Mrs. Tyr Rel Smith mrs. H. E Sproul mrs. C m. Kahl and miss Mabel Bloys. Rev. Wurgler i speaker at the la of clock hour the Sermon was by the Rev. Nelson Wurgler pastor of the methodist Church Marfa. His Sermon was Quot the everlasting he said a we must keep the stars in their skies make god first in All things or be eternally lost. Unless this generation is the Best one Ever to come into the world it will be the last prayers were a the Rev. S. M Mims of the methodist Church. Fort Davis and the Rev. Raymond c. Burns presbyterian Church Marfa. Benediction was by or. Wurgler. A Basket dinner was served at noon followed by a business meeting. Mrs Edgar Mueller who is in charge of the youth work was unable to be present but the Rev. R. C. Burns who is assistant superintendent of the Bloys Camp meeting association reported that those in charge of the youth work have their plans Well under Way. The new children a Tabernacle is rapidly nearing completion and will be ready for the August meet ing. Preachers announced preachers for this year Are to be or. L. D. Anderson first Christian Church Austin or. S. L. Joekel presbyterian theological Seminary and professor of Bible University of Texas or. Walter Kerr Kerrville or. William Marshall Waverly College Plainview. Music will be in charge of John g prude fort Davis. J. W. Merrill president of the Bloys association announced that this year oct. To is the 60th anniversary of the very first meeting pictured above is mibs Lucille Borunda 1980 graduate of Alpine High school who won the annual College scholarship Given each veal by the a Rune chapter of the latin american youth club. Miss Borunda was selected from six outstanding latin american students in Alpine High school by a faculty committee arid a member of the latin american youth club. The club raised Money for miss Borunda a scholarship by sponsor ing a dance in the Peyton Cain gymnasium recently built on Centennial school Campus. Over 20 1 couples crowded the building and the club grossed nearly $1,400, netting approximately $750 for the club Treasury tin Liay has granted three scholarships to Date these being to Benny Mireles in 1940, Lorena Ramos in 1949 and to miss Borunda for this coming year. President of this Active organization is Hilario Hernandez. Candidate places on ballot decided Hervey will head list of aspirants on ticket in this county Fred Hervey of Elpaso candidate for Congress 16th District will head the list of candidates on the Brewster county ballot in the july 22 primary it was decided at a meeting of the county democratic committee Here monday when a drawing for places on the ballot was held. Judge Paul Moss Drew second place on the ballot in the congressional race and Ken Regan incumbent third. Results of drawing for places in other races where More than one candidate s name will appear on the ballot Are As follows for representative 87th District James c. House mrs. Dorothy Gurley Tom Connor. For sheriff assessor tax collector Ivey Ellis Jim Skinner Edward h. Davidson. For Justice of the peace prec. I a. E. Jackson r c. Garnett. For commissioner prec. 2 Lilly Ogas h. C. Bill that created the new Texas a pc Wiedie education Agency told the teach fort Stockton is when a loved one is no More cation but in All phases of gov its the Friendly Small town folks who beat a pathway to your door. So Well let the City dwellers go on their restless Way for wed rather have a neighbor than a night club any Day. Era that they should not Only a a Tea Gize for their increased salaries but should justify them by rendering full service to the children of the state by teaching the Amer. Lean Way of life. Or. R. M. Hawkins president of Sui Ross introduced senator Aikin and praised his services to Texas not Only in the Field of de emment. Mrs. Aikin and three year old son Bobby were with the senator. The senatorial family were guests at the annual Sui Ross summer faculty Barbecue in Madera Canyon tuesday evening. Strict. He said that legion officials in fort Stockton were being contacted to determine How to arrange a District schedule. Or. Mcneill said also that teams in Elpaso and Mccamey were being contacted to meet the Alpine Jun. For legionnaires. Tomorrows game is a seven inning affair set for 3 30 p m. Sunday afternoons contest begins at 2 30. _ the d. D. Thomas and g. A Mcdaniel families have returned from a vacation at Eagle nest Lake new Mexico. Water system pollution and garbage disposal regulated by Laws five new ordinance paned recently by the City commit Sion. Are being published in this Issue of the Avalanche. One ordinance pertains to the disposal of garbage defines the various kinds of garbage regulates the kinds and sizes of receptacles provides for sen tee charges Etc. A second ordinance regulates drilling or digging of water Wells within the City limits to avoid any probable pollution of the City water Supply which comes from Wells and requires a permit for drilling or digging such Wells. Utility services regulated another ordinance makes it illegal for any firm or person to engage in furnishing any Utility son ice without first obtaining a front ii i e. Ordinance no. 280 levies an occupation ii on every person firm or corporation operating any business which is taxis by the occupation tax Law of the state of Texas and fixing the amount of such tax at one half the state tax. A fifth ordinance regulates the planting and to miming of tires in parkways and maintenance of sidewalks. Alpine property owners Are urged to read and study the ordinances since some of the now Laws affect Many local residents. G a m e s in Twilight league Are set for four nights weekly on mondays tuesdays thursdays and fridays baseball games of the summer Twilight league Are played either on the High school practice Field or on Centennial school playground at 6 p m this league is made up of boys who Are 12 in age through the senior class in High school. These boys Are divided into five teams chosen by the team captains from a total roster list. Or any new player desires to enter the league the team Captain whose Choice it is at the time of the application has first option on the new player. This writer was amazed at the business like manner in which these leaders selected their men. The captains have the responsibility of getting their teams to the Diamond on time and Are also the managers of the squads. Team captains Are Jerry burling David Hernandez Luis Hernandez Gerdine Barrow and Dickie Allen. The league play off consists of a triple round Robin ending some time in the first week in August the exact time being indefinite because of postponements an account of rain or for other reasons. The league standings Are incomplete at this time As not All teams have played their first game and last week s Rains slowed Down play. Interested patrons Are always Welcome at these games purposes of which Are to teach citizenship and guard from delinquency first with play skills secondary pc. I Alpine holds second place among West of Pecos towns in population population figures in the 1950 census for the four leading no metropolitan towns in the trans Pecos area have been released showing that Pecos maintains its position at the top of the list with a population of 8,034 and Alpine second with 5256. Fort Stockton jumped to third place formerly held by Marfa with 4,611. The comparative figures of the four towns for 1940 and 1950 Are Given below. There Are preliminary figures the census Bureau Points out and subject to revision up or Down but it is not believed that there will be any material change in any of them. 1940 cowboys break even in four game series played on Road trip the Alpine cowboys broke even Ion a four game series played in South Texas tile past few Days dropping two straights to the sin ton oilers and defeating Victoria and Randolph Field it was reported Here yesterday. The pokes took it on the Chin twice in their game with the Oil. Ers one of the fastest Semi pro teams in the state sunday and monday losing both contests by 1950 identical scores of 6-0. 8,034 they came Back tuesday to take 6,256 i the Victoria club 7-5, and then at these Camp grounds and that a Pecos 4,855 meeting of commemoration will Alpine 3,866 i. Cd a. Ant.m., where be held there that Day. Speakers it. Stockton 3.294 4,611 journeyed to san Anton n. Wun and further plans Are to be worked Marfa 3.808 3,595 they walloped Randolph Field i la out accordingly. Figures released later revealed i wednesday that Jeff Davis county showed a i another game was to have Peen decrease in population since 1940, i played with Randolph last night 1 after the Avalanche went to press. Today and tomorrow the cowboys to visit Europe mrs. Edith Phillips of fort i from 2375 to Quot 2084, while the town Stockton is visiting mrs. J. E Bur. I of Valentine in that county gained Gess before her departure for Europe. She will Fly from fort Stock ton to new York where she will sail on july 12 on the s. S Roma. Mrs. Phillips is making the pilgrimage to Rome which is made every 25 years she will visit Portugal Spain Italy and trance returning to Alpine to receive her m. A. Degree from Sui Ross aug. 24. To per cent from 490 to 509. The population of fort Davis county seat was not Given separately. Or. And mrs. W t Meador of Edinburg Are Here visiting his parents or. And mrs. W m. Mea. Dor. They expect to leave in a few Days for Albuquerque n. To visit his sister mrs w g. Bennett and or. Bennett will play the Lackland air Force base nine in san Antonio and then go Back to Victoria for two More games next tuesday and wednesday this will wind up the cowboys Road trip their next scheduled games to be played Here july 2-3 with Randolph Field. The Marfa indians will be Here for a game july 4

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