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Fort Stockton Pioneer (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Fort Stockton, Texas D Sci twist n r3filof Nice Boxx 10054 by paso to. 79991 published each sunday and thursday number 34 fort Stockton Texas 79735 Seventieth year rehearsing for the Rig moment. Darren Hodges listening gets a word of advice from Tonya Railsback offering advice. While Julie Johnson gets a taste of what graduation exercises will really be like. Seniors went through a dress rehearsal thursday then repeated it for real Friday night As members of the class of 1977 picked up their sheepskins and closed the door on their High school careers. Pioneer photo i by George Baker big achievement comes in Small packages at least a wrist watch which combines the mathematical functions of i pocket calculator plus a digital timepiece is an amazing example of putting a lot of function into a tiny space. I _ advertised Price of such a watch is not so small�?$650. Not Many students will be using that item to cheat on a math quiz. A 2 a a big value in the supermarket also comes in a comparatively Small package. It s a bottle of Fob a so in a Large size for 2 7 cents. That Quantity of Tobasco will heat up a lot of food and represents one of the Lew remaining bargains at the food store. A 3 a president Carter was beaming All Over in a recent news picture in which he was signing a new tax Cut Bill which is reported to reduce the Load of american taxpayers by $35 billion dollars. _4 a he commented that it was a rare privilege for a politician to accomplish two goals with a single signature reduce taxes and give a boost to the american Economy. A 5 a i hate to inject a sour note into that Happy idea but what of the Means by which the Quot eduction is made it All boils Down to a $35 billion Dollar addition to the National debt and inflation resulting from that Factor will erase All or much of the Benefit that taxpayers receive. A 6 a for those who already arc not paying taxes there is nothing in the product but further erosion in a dwindling buying Power. It is beyond grassroots comprehension that the big brains in Washington can see a solution for financial problems in deficit financing and continuing giveaways. A 7 a congratulations Are in order to a Fine group of Young people the graduates of fort Stockton Iraan and Imperial and other area High schools. A 8 a the fort Stockton ceremonies Friday night marked another Milestone in our family a education record. Our first graduating grandchild Susan received a diploma and it came 25 years after her father also became a Fuhs graduate and 53 years after my graduation from san Saba High school. A 9 a the basics of education have not changed a lot in those 53 years but they Are achieved in a mighty different manner and with a great Deal of additions in the extra curricular Fields especially in As Fine a school As that attended by fort Stockton a Young people. A 10 in addition to the basics which were about 90 percent of our education in the �?T20s�?fort Stockton Young people enjoy an amazing number of extras such As a Fine Library and a modern All year swimming Pool band choral shop and vocational opportunities undreamed of half a Century ago and Many of them unheard of in 1952, Are realities of today. Ill a the balanced athletic program and phys see thirteen Page to grads steered to door fort Stockton High schools graduating seniors were Given diplomas Friday night during a combined baccalaureate commencement ceremony at the Pecos county coliseum. Then they were shown the door. Not quite that abruptly of course. A you Are walking out into a room with Many doors Quot presbyterian pastor Jim elder told the graduates. A each of the doors is marked a he went on a wealth Power learning housewife woman executive president. The list is endless. A there Are All kinds of Rev. Elder cautioned the class of 1977. A doors can Lead into prisons too. A you need to exercise your critical abilities for knowing what is behind the door. A you done to want to just blindly walk in a he warned. Speaking to an audience of 179 seniors gathered in the coliseum elder pointed out the literal doors of fort Stockton to the seniors and compared the choices each would make with entry and exit through a door. A not every door is for everybody a he explained. A each of you need to use your training and ability and common sense in making a Choice. A your Choice can make or break you. Watergate was a door that people chose to go in urging them to make critical choices carefully Rev. Elder pointed to a key door. A Jesus said a i am the door a elder pointed out. A the real door through which you All ought to travel in Jesus Christ. A Christ said. A narrow is the Gate and few Are those that find it that leads to life but Broad is the Way and Many Are those who find the Road to elder concluded a and its my fervent Hope that you la find the right door which is Christ Jesus which in fact will help you choose the other right doors in your the 1977 graduating class heard from their top scholars valedictorian Darrell Pittillo and salutatorian Tanya Hodges and accepted their diplomas from school Board president Pete Terrazas and assistant principal Fidencio Lopez. This years class graduating after a year during which the schools East Wing was under construction was presented and certified for graduation by superintendent Jon Rvan. The fort Stockton sunday May 29, 1977 15�?~ nor inv Pinr 250,000 for City projects City Grant to get final Hud Okay r anal a Gnu or Viper Vire to a so tic fort Stockton s $250,000 it plication for a Community a a elopement Block Grant has men accepted for processing a cording to City manager in Davis he received word from the Deral department of using and Urban development Hud thur Lay. Davis told the Pioneer that spies of the Grant application be available for inspection by i interested citizens at the Ity Hall a the informing of the Public a step required by Hud a Gulat ions and Davis explained a and is the last step prior to formal approval of the application by Hud. A fall citizens who Are in crested in Reading the application will have the Opportunity to do so. And will to Welcome at City Hall he added plans for the Money Are already Well underway some $ a it it it it will be expended on the City a main sewer line through Rooney Park to the old sewer Plant site on Comanche Creek just North of Highway 290 the sewer line is badly in need of repair and in some sections replacement it was instal let in 1932 As a project of the wha works projects administration. The sewer line is a 12-Inch line. But due to age and buckling the line is Only furnishing about the capacity of a six Inch line carrying Only one third As much As a 12-Inch line a had we not obtained this Grant or should we note would have to go ahead with modernization of the sewer line anyway a Davis said in a tone that reflects Confidence that the Grant will to approved another $50,000 will be expended to bring City water and sewer service to a Small Corner of the City in the Southeast Section where service is not now provided. Main lines will run Down Mill Street while tributary lines w ill serve the extreme Eastern ends of Gallagher Ryan Sherer and Elpaso streets. Another planned expenditure upon approval of the Grant is $65,000 for housing rehabilitation a needed improvements to Homes owned by residents in lower income brackets. The other $45,000 will be see Grant Page 9 five contestants Are vying for 1977 fiesta de san Juan Queen contestants in the Esta de san Juan Queen in test were presented at a a Esen tation dance in the cos county exhibition bidding May 21. One of the a candidates for the Queen the fiesta Honor will be sealed the final night of the Esta on sunday june 26 at e Coronation dance. Contestants vying for the Mer. Which is determined by in number of dinner and Nice tickets sold Are Irene leu. Virginia Sanchez Baron Lee Dennett Ribia no Duran and Socorro May i Pules. Other than the Honor of eing named the Queen of the Iesta the Winner will be warded a $500 scholarship Lus a percentage of her total ales. The second place contestant will receive a $50 savings Bond and both she and the third place Winner will receive a percentage of their ital sales. Each of the contestants Are receiving $30 from their sponsor. Sponsoring miss Saenz is Sisters Beauty shop miss Sanchez. Gonzales furniture miss Dennett. Paul s body shop miss Duran r. R. Construction and miss Pules Casa de modes. Numerous activities and appearances Are scheduled for the five contestants. On wednesday june 8, each of the contestants and the chairman of the Queen contest. Mrs. Ralph Betty Rodriguez. Will be guests on the Friendly neighbor program on radio station a St. A dinner party is planned on Friday evening. June to for the girls their parents and their sponsors to be held at the Church Hall. On monday june 13, mrs. Rodriguez will be travelling with the contestants to Odessa where they will be guests for an interview on the High noon show in Kosa to. The contestants will be special guests on the Spanish television program sunday june 19 which is shown at 12 noon on Kimom to in Monahans. That afternoon they will be guests on the Spanish program on radio station a St. Beginning at 4 . Approaching the final countdown a Coke party is planned on Friday june 24 for the contestants and their families at the Church Hall. The fiesta Parade beginning at 10 30 saturday. June see Queens Page 7 conservation Man of the year Burch Woodward i right was named coolers a zionist of the year by the trans Pecos soil conservation District and was presented a plaque in recognition of the Honor. Making the presentation on May 13 was county commissioner m. R. Gonzalez or. Left chairman of the trans Pecos . I he plaque was furnished by the Lions club. Wolff visits City waiting out Krueger . Rep. Bob Krueger is expected to declare for sen. John Tower s seat at a Hometown Barbecue in new Braun Fels on july 4. Another non secret is Nelson Wolff a intention to file for Krueger a seat the moment the new braunfels congressman makes his Senate bid final. Wolff a san Antonio native has been testing the political climate in the 21st District since the rumours began to Fly that Krueger had his sights set on lower s Senate seat. He was in fort Stockton Friday As part of a tour that took him through the District s 32 counties. The pre Campaign tour which led Wolff to file a statement of candidacy with the Federal election commission for the purpose of reporting expenses has been fruitful Nelson Wolff for the yet to announce candidate. Wolff who was involved with a rugged Campaign against Krueger in 1974, has Page 9 Queen contestants five Young ladies were presented for the 1977 fiesta de san Juan Queen at a presentation dance May 21 held in the Pecos county exhibition building. The reigning Queen miss Loretta Gonzalez pictured third from left was presented a Long stemmed red Carnation by each of the contestants As they made their walk around the ballroom floor and gave a Short biography on themselves. Candidates for the 1977 Honor of fiesta de san Juan Queen Are a re Sharon j be Dennett Ribia Ann Duran Socorro Mayela Pules Irene Saenz and Virginia Sanchez. V

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