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Fort Stockton Pioneer (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Fort Stockton, Texas Pc tvs panthers top Irish in last half win 14-13 Quot a fighting panthers a the members of the fighting fort Stockton High school Panther varsity football team Are pictured Here in their travelling Whites. Shown Are front Row or manager Gary Swain Tommy Boggus Mike Lemons Jerry Englert Joe Carrillo Xavier Primera Abelardo Soto and David Nunez. On the second Row Are l r Yldefonso Junior Gonzales Bart Griffin Danny Turner Dubby Wiseman Robbie Pogue Rex Whitfield Kenny Schultz Joe Martin Nunez and Ralphie Hernandez. On the third Row Are or manager Chuck , Bill Mehan Jimmy Chancellor Bobby Bennett Donnie Pherigo Randy Pogue Rene Minijarez Gilbert Gallegos and Joe Granado. On the fourth Row Are l r manager Gene Mcguire Danny Beauchamp David Caldwell Kendall card Lonnie Yawn David Henslee Frank Villalba and Steve Perez. Not pictured is manager Grant Bloom. Coaches for the panthers Are head coach Tom Ritchey Tommy Konczak Bill Pearce Mike Tannehill Sherry Nail and Tommy Oehrlein. Pioneer photo the fort Stockton panthers pulled a Rabbit out of the hat in the second half Friday night against the Cathedral High Irish in Elpaso and emerged with 14-13 Victory in a Melee characterized by Many Many penalties. It was a frustrating first half for the visiting panthers with penalties keeping their offence from getting started and with the Irish scoring once after a Short Panther punt gave them favourable Field position in the first Quarter. They scored again in the next period on a pass interception by cornerback Mario Acosta. The second half was a Brand new ballgame with the panthers coming Back full of fire and with a Strong defense staving off a desperation passing threat from the Irish in the final minutes of play. The first Cathedral touchdown came on a sustained drive from the Panther 20, where they benefited from a Short punt. Conversion attempt failed. The panthers were penalized 60 Yards in the initial period and an astounding total of 140 Yards in the entire game. Three 15-Yard set backs cooled off a first period scoring threat by the panthers prior to the first Cathedral to. Fort Stockton a offensive group was moving the Ball Well in the second period but again penalties thwarted the drives. Acostas second per Iod pass interception for the Irish was caught in the Flat. 64 Yards from the goal line and he raced across untouched and the Irish kicked the Pat to provide the disheartening halftime Lead of 13-0. The panthers kicked Oft in the second half but held the Elpaso squad on Downs. After a sustained drive despite continuing penalties. Kenny Schultz hit Junior Gonzales for 32 Yards to achieve favourable Field position. Rex Whitfield picked up 2 and Joe Granado made it 8 More. Three Downs found it fourth and two on the Cathedral 12, when Schultz bootlegged around left end for the first Panther to. Joe Carillo kicked the first of two pats. Tile Irish took the next Panther Kickoff and managed a first Down on pass interference then Joe Granado see football Page 3 bakery a 13�?T dozen Bonnie Rooney teenage daughter of the Rev. And mrs. Alvin Rooney of Newberg ore., is Home again after forty four Days of hospitalization and five operations to Correct injuries she received in a horse fall Accident july 6. She expresses a note of optimism for the future in a statement written for the Newberg newspaper and provided fort Stockton friends in a clipping 2 _ a a very special thanks to my Pegasus 4 h dub and 4-h�?Ters who worked so hard for and participated in the Bonnie Rooney Benefit horse she writes a i thank god most of All for i love and for the Opportunity to Praise him too often we Pray to god for help when we Are in trouble then when we Are Well forget him i thank god for bringing me Home. And i thank him for All of you a concludes the thank you statement of a Fine Young teenager a 4 a very few fort Stockton people know Bonnie Rooney though Many of the older citizens will remember her father Alvin Rooney jr., As a boy in school Here her Grandfather Al Rooney an oilman and druggist who operated Stockton pharmacy for several years after to the death of his father John m. Rooney. John m. Rooney was one of the original Rooney Brothers and Sisters children of Francis Rooney one of the first developers of irrigation under Comanche Springs and founder of a prominent Pioneer family in fort Stockton. John m. Rooney was founder of the Stockton pharmacy one of the handful of business concerns which have reached 60 years of age in fort Stockton. A 6 a it is apparent from the tone of Bonnie Rooney a writing that she inherits a Large chunk see thirteen Page 8 fort Stockton Pioneer a published twice weekly in big Rich diversified Pecos count was a sunday edition new radio net brings two towers to county 10 cents per copy sunday september 23, 1972 volume 65, number 66 county Agenda includes report on recent audit major item of business on the Agenda of the Pecos county commissioners court for its second september meeting Here monday at to Ain. Will be receiving audit reports from r. J. Hoyer Monahans who has been engaged in a thorough audit of county offices for the last several months. General Rains Blanket area with Inch up general Rains Welcome on county ranges and lawns but creating a problem on Cotton Fields fell in the trans Pecos area wednesday night and through most of thursday bringing More than an Inch of moisture to most areas. Official measurement at the kist weather station Here was 1.27 Inch for the period with More reported in several areas of the county and in surrounding towns. Cotton Harvest was getting underway in Earnest this week after delays earlier in the month due to Rains. It was halted for several Days by the wet Fields which resulted from the wednesday night and thursday precipitation. Temperatures took a nosedive As a result of the Cool front which triggered the Rains with a Crisp 52 degrees posted Friday morning. High wednesday was 90 degrees but thursday it was Only 68 degrees. Hoyer will present copies of the audit report to the court and told the Pioneer Friday he will review their conclusions and discuss recommendations with members of the court. Other items scheduled for the monday meeting Are opening of bids for a pick up truck for use in precinct i acceptance of assignment of the Waha Road in the Coyanosa Community and discussion of closing windows in the county clerks office. Also scheduled is discussion of air conditioning for the Iraan Community Hall and for the basement of Imperial Community Hall As Well As new business which May arise. Raymundo Franco gets Only permit of week Raymundo Franco received the weeks Only building permit for the City of fort Stockton a for $3,000, and covering a 20 by 30-foot move in Frame Structure at 800 West Gallagher. It will House a neighbourhood food store. U no crime detection aids new crime scene search kits placed in use by fort Stockton police units this week Are displayed by chief Fred Capers Center to corporation court judge Perry a. Jones and asst. Chief Donald Turk when they were received thursday from the criminal Justice Council which provides assistance to local governments in purchasing the Complete collection of equipment. Pioneer photo fort Stockton and area Law enforcement efforts will be furthered by two new which the City of fort Stockton and Pecos county Are receiving assisting Grants from the criminal Justice Council a a state Agency allowing Federal funds for the purpose of stronger Law enforcement. A new radio communication network stronger than that now in use will result from construction of two new towers in the county one in the Eastern part on a Range of Hills West of Iraan and the other to Miles South of fort Stockton on a tract owned by the City for Many years. Federal funding will cover 85 percent of the Cost of the towers which will improve communication with Points to the East South and West. A new Tower at Sanderson will improve radio reception by the Terrell county sheriffs department. Plans for the radio network were Given final approval thursday in Odessa when William Carr of fort Worth radio specialist with the Council met with the criminal Justice advisory Council of the permian Basin regional planning commission and set up a program to link All 17 counties of the Region in the radio net. The Tower South of fort Stockton will be located on a 60-acre tract owned by the City since 1928, when it was conveyed to the City by Chester a. Shewalter of Flint mich., to serve As an Airport for the City and to be named the Shewalter municipal Airport. It is located in Section �?T5, Block 131, t amp St. L. R. R. >., and is two Miles or of the Marathon Highway . 385 to Miles South and about 400 feet higher than the City. It will serve both City and county Law enforcement agencies with base components in both offices. Of a More immediate nature is the delivery of three a crime scene search kits Quot allocated to the police department Here for use by officers in investigating and recording details of crimes and accidents. Triese were Brocht Back from the Odessa meeting by City manager Noris Sneed and police chief Fred Capers. Tour group sees results of Brush control inspects stands of experimental grasses by Frank Baker a tour sponsored by the Texas a amp a Extension service and the soil conservation service on september 16 gave about 30 interested fort Stockton citizens an Opportunity to see impressive strides in grass management and livestock evaluation. Three ranches were included in the tour All in South and Southeast Pecos county. First Stop was the Longfellow ranch where ranch manager Lewis Hill showed the visitors special experimental plots of Klein and Buffet grasses two new varieties to West Texas that Are expected to grow Well in overflow areas. Part of the experimental areas Are being irrigated and part Are not in order to see what effect Quantity of available water has on grass growth. The irrigated grass is doing somewhat better As expected but both the dry land and the irrigated plots have proved effective in competing against tumbleweeds for existence. In both cases the grass was As High As the weeds and was growing in and among the weeds. Two scientists from Texas a amp a University or. E. C. Holt and or. Carl Bashaw who specialize in grasses said the toughest test for the new experimental varieties will be the effect of Frost and sustained freezing tem see grasses Page 8 health permit report major item for City consideration of a recommendation on City policy regarding health examinations and permits for food handlers is a major item on the City Council Agenda for its sept 26 meeting at 7 30 a five person committee named two weeks ago to work with or. George a. Hoffman City health officer will submit a recommendation. The further study of the question grew out of the question of a requirement for physical exams by school cafeteria workers who pointed out they were being asked to meet requirements not in effect for food handlers in private Enterprise. The committee named by mayor Gene Cummings includes two Council members or. Paul Pearce and Bill j. Hinson mrs. Betty Smith Glen Forney and Joe Hopson other items include the following planning and zoning commission recommendations Purchase of a new ambulance painting of the overhead water Tower consider a revised offer from Texas Highway department on City owned property affected by the planned in bypass accounts payable minutes of the last meeting and recommendations and report from the City manager. A or r historic san Pedro ranch in new hands Ety class a Susan Smith Ardin Are shown some of the of gun handling safety by lid Shanklin at a gun safety is currently being taught at the chamber of Commerce office. Looking on is assistant instructor Garland Williams. Adults As Well As Young people Are enrolled in the class. Pioneer photo historic old san Pedro ranch and irrigated farm Northeast of fort Stockton had a new owner this week after More than 30 years. It was acquired by or. And mrs. Conoly Brooks of fort Stockton from a corporation whose stockholders Are the Armstrong family in Roswell n.m., the estate of g. E. Spinnler Elpaso and Leonard r. Simon of san Angelo former fort Stockton Man who has been general manager of the property for much of the More than thirty years the corporation owned it. It was the property of the Devlin family prior to Sale to the corporate group. About 20,000 acres of land surface Only is involved in the transaction filed for record Friday. Minerals Are held in a separate company formed by the san Pedro stockholders. At one time approximately 2,500 acres was under irrigation but lowered water tables in the area stopped Spring flow and made pumping uneconomical about fifteen years ago. Today All of the property is in pasture. The new owners have not announced plans for its operation. Consideration was not announced. Muscle measurement of livestock can now be measured with sound or. Del Davis demonstrates in the above photo. The machine he is using a. Scan a Gram measures the size of the rib Eye muscle of an animal to compute Between weight of the animal and expected red meat yield after Slaughter. Waves As the ratio

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