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KERRVILLE MOUNTAIN SUN HARVESTER OF HAPPENINGS IN THE HEART 0' THE HILLS VOLUME 77 KERRVILLE, KERR COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1958 No. 43 Kerrville Schools To Open Tuesday Hundreds of Kerrville younr* sters will end their long summe vacation and go back to schoo Tuesday morning when thi Kerrville Public Schools offi cially open for the 1958-59 ses sion. The first day will be a fu v day of school, according to Su perintendent Champ Callihaii and school buses will make their regular routes. The cafeterias will operate on regular schedules, also. For members of the faculty school will start sooner as planning and orientation meetings •will be held Friday and Saturday. Teachers who are new to the Kerrville school system this year will meet in the Tivy Cafeteria Friday morning with Superintendent Callihan, and then will go to their respective buildings for orientation meeting: with their principals. The entire faculty will meel with the principals of their schools Friday afternoon to r work out details for schorj! opening Tuesday. The faculty will enjoy a reception and meeting with Superintendent and Mrs. Callihan Saturday morning at 9:30 at the Golden Ox. The superintendent will make a short talk to the entire faculty, after which refreshments and a social hour will be enjoyed for the purpose of allowing the new faculty members to become acquainted with the old, and the old members to renew acquaintances. Callihan said the schools will open with a full faculty. He said the faculty this year will be a strong one and predicted a good year for the school system. O Conferences Close Season At Mo-Ranch Two conferences, to be held during the week end, will close the summer season at Presbyterian Mo-Ranch. These will be •the Hugenot Fellowship Retreat and the Presbyterian Student Conference. Rev. Joe M. Owen, Houston, will be the director for the Retreat, which will begin Friday, August 29, and close on September 1, and Rev. David Sholin of Tucson, Ariz., will be the Bible study leader for the Student Confeience. Young adults from the Synod of Texas comprise the Hugenot Fellowship and will meet to deepen their faith, to enlarge their vision and to share ir. Christian fun and fellowship. The theme for the retreat will be "The World-Wide Witness of the Church". The Hugenots were the 17th century Calvan- istic French Protestants who •were persecuted for their faith. The name means literally "O.ith Companions". Many of the Hu- genots settled in America anil were among the Presbyterian forefathers. Members of the faculty will include Miss Berta Murray of the Pan-American school in Kingsville; Rev. J. L. Leos, Victoria; Rev. Jerry Newbold, Itasca; Judge H. Brown, Houston; Dr. Neil Buie, Marlin; Rev. Joe M. Brown, Odessa, and Rev. William A. Baine, Bellaire. Other members of the faculty for the Student Conference: Rev. William A. Benfield, Louisville, Ky.; Bill Everett, Da.- 1ns; Rev. George Hopper, N;nv Orleans, La.; Rev. Bill Kenning, Beaumont; Rev. David Richmond, Lubbock; Audrey Ellsworth, Dallas; also Ramsey Yelvington, San Antonio; Rev. George Walker, Saa Antonio; Rev. W. B. Rogeis, Denton; Rev. Charles Workman, College Station; Miss Dons Jean Gloff, Beaumont; Rev. Ralph Pierson, Austin; Rev. Kenneth Reeves, San Antonio, and Rev. Irving Williams, Orange. School Board To Consult Tax Expert The school board, at a special meeting Monday night, authorized Stipt. Champ Callihan to make arrangements for the board to meet with a qualified tax appraiser for consult'i- tion on the problems of increasing the revenue to the Kerrville Independent School District The motion was made by Dr Choice Matthews after the board had discussed the possibilities of meeting future budgets, and was passed without opposition. The meeting with a consu!t- mg expert in tax appraisal will be held at a time to be arranged, but it will be at the earliest possible opportunity, according to the wishes of the board. -The board of trustees, all of whom were present at the meeting, seemed in complete accord that some means must be found to increase the revenue to the school district rather than to curtail the services of the public schools. The board last week approved a budget of $634,751 for the 1958-59 school term, which amounts to more than $40,000 over anticipated revenue to the district. Funds are available to meet the budget for the coming year, they learned, but the budget, if it is used in its entirety, will exhaust the school district's >acklog of funds. Last year's budget, Superintendent Callihan told the board, was $50,000 in excess of estimated income, but the entire budget was not spent. The superintendent assured the joard that every effort will be made to operate the schools this year without using up the en- ire authorized budget. The fact that the money is budgeted, lio said, does not mean that it wrl all be spent. The superintendent pointed out three possible alternatives for solving the school district's financial problems in future years, emphasizing the fact tnat these were by no means recommendations, but merely possible jvenues for approaching the problem. They were: 1. Raise the revenue to the school district and continue edu- ational progress. This mignt be accomplished by raising or equalizing property valuations •ufficiently to bring in the i-t** luired revenue from tax money. 2. Cut back expenditures ur> il present revenue meets the needs. This course would mean ntrtailing many school activi- ies, such as library, instruc- .ional supplies, funds for band md athletics. 3. Cut back the number of eachers, which would mean in- Teasing the teacher-pupil load. The board discussed the pos- libility of hiring a school tax ippraiser who would appraise roperty within the district and Tiake lecommendations of val- lations to the equalization Joard. The decision to consult vith a tax expert was made in an effort to avoid any possible itfalls in the path to increased "TO THE PEOPLE OF ALASKA, from the people of Kerrville, Texas" is the inscription on the aluminum plaque, which is the project of the chamber of commerce. The plaque is on display in the lobby of the Arcadia Theatre, and there is no admission charge to enter the lobby to see the display. The plaque, which was hoped to have been flown to Alaska and presented personally to the Governor of that State by a representative of Kerrville, will be shipped. —Jorns Photograph. evenue. The board of trustees also ap- irovi'd the hiring of Mrs. W. R. Boyd of Center Point as a cachcr in the Tivy Elementary 'chool. Kerr Bond Sales Reach $52,921 During July Kerr County's sale, of U. ?. Savings Bonds during t li e month of July reached $52,92), according to the report given. The sales so far for the year have been $231,022, which is 97.5'/« of the goal of $237,000, which has been set for the year ot 1958. Mrs. John Mosty Appointed As Policewoman Mrs. Joihn M. Mosty of Ker-ville was employed as a policewoman on the Kerrville police force, Chief of Police Wa'.ter Moss announced Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Mosty will assume her duties September I, and will work largely with traffic control at the Tivy School intersections. Mrs. Mosty, 24, has lived in Kerrville for 22 years and w is born in Kerr County, Moss said. Mr. and Mrs. Mosty have their home at 600 Tivy Street, directly opposite the Tivy School grounds. Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Little have returned from a two weeks motor trip to Fort Rucker, Ala., and other points. They visiNd their daughter, Mrs. Jam* s Froelich, and family. Eleventh Koppa Conference Due September 5-7 The eleventh annual Koppa Memorial Conference will be held at Camp Waldemar, beginning Friday, September 5, anc continuing through Sunday September 7. The conference is a group ol specialists in the field of tu- >erculosis, the delegates being medical men from all over the county, most of them being connected with the Veterans Administration Hospitals. Special guests will be Dr Duane Carr, professor of the Jniversity of Tennessee in Memphis; Dr. Carl Muschen- leim of Cornell University, Mew York; Dr. David M. Spain, director of Laboratories in rJeth El Hospital, Brooklyn Vew York, and Dr. Richard H Schmidt, Jr., Chief, Requirements and Development Tuberculosis Service, V. A. Centra! Office, Washington, D. C. Dr. Jose Luis Gomez Timenlf of Tlallon, D. F. Mexico, will be among the speakers. . •*• Ben Hyde Buys Kerr County j Commission Co. Ben Hyde has announced the purchase of the Kerr County Commission Company from four Fredericksburg men, effective this week. Hyde will continue to operate the 10-year-old business in the same manner as before, arid urged sellers to bring livestock in early. The sales begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the salts barn on the Junction Highway. Hyde reported the following highlights of the sale Tuesday: Some sellers bringing stocker calves to the sale wore W. Wright and C. L. Ford, and these stockers brought from $19.00 to $22.10. Chester Spenrath, (icne Rhodes and Otto Pankratz brought fat calves that brought from $25.00 to 1526.00. Victor Real brought four fat calves that brought $26.2';.), $2ti.50, $26.00 and $27.10. Fat cows brought from $17.10 to $18.40. Sellers bringing fat cows were Chester Spenrath, Gene Rhodes and Otto Pankratz. Bulls sold from $19.80 to $20,70. L. M, Hixon, Walter Lolt and Gus Leeder were son:e of the sellers of these bulls. Cow and calf pairs brought from $175.00 and up. O. L. Hay sold some yearling mutton sheep for $14.60, as well as Collie Major. Harold Spenrath sold some yearling mut- on sheep for $12.60 to $15.50. Kugene White sold some stock- or lambs for $19.80, and Hob ^.indncr sold some lambs for •j.20.00. Ken P lamb 'or $19.00 and Lonnie Friu I- •ich's fat lambs brought $19.10. Stocker lambs brought $17.00, 517.30 and up. Ewes were sold (Continued un i'uce 7) Around the World Mooney Epoch Flight Due Take-off Monday Dauntless George WilliamsjCording to Mooney President, and his Mooney airplane are scheduled -to -take off Monday morning from Idlewild Airpo/t in New York on a history making around-the-world flight, ac- Child, Youth Conference To Draw 175 Between 150 and 175 peop.e are attending the 13th annual meeting of the Texas Institute on Children and Youth, Inc., at Camp Waldemar this week. Beginning Monday and continuing through Saturday, the meeting brought together probation and juvenile court officers, institutional personnel anj others who are active in rehabilitation work for youth and children. Although little publicized, the institute is said to be without counterpart in the United States. Annual sessions are held it Camp Waklemar because ths location affords freedom from distracting influences and a better opportunity for informal exchange of ideas. Dist. Judge Hawthorne Philips of Houston is chairman of che institute, and outstanding speakers include Vincent De Francis of Denver, director of ;he children's division of the American Humane Association, md Dr. Harrison H. Dobbs of .ouisiana State University. Mrs. Mary McKay of the family Service Bureau, Houson, is a director, and other velfare workers on panel lisctissions arc Mrs. Frances Moon, supervisor, Harris Coun- (Confinui'd on Pnite 4) Hal Rachel. The plane will be in the air an estimated 140 hpurs. with an average of 160 miles per hour. Williams and the brilliant orange airplane were in Kerrville this week and the theme of the flight is to Peace". be "Wings for Rachel said that a group of famous people have been asktd to attend the take-off ceremonies, and the plane has been christened the "Soul of the Adventurer." From New York, Williams Judge Leavell Wins By 25-Vote Margin Birds Said Plentiful Dove Season Opens Monday at Noon Dove hunters open the season in the North Zone of Texas Monday, September 1, with one of the best crops of doves in years, according to the director of law enforcement of the will fly 26 hours to Rome, then from Rome to Singapore, with a stop in Bombay. From Singapore, he will fly about 20 hours to Tokyo. The longest leg, am: the record breaker, will be the 45-hour flight from Tokyo t'_ Mexico City. From there, the final leg will be completed when he returns to New York on September 10. The departure date is approximate, depending upon wind a'.v.i weather conditions. The radio call for the flight will be "Mooney 246 Bravo" and friends throughout the Hill Country will be eagerly awaiting word from the enthusiastic pilot. _<•__ Fire Department To Drill Tuesday The Kerrville Five Department and Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fire drill Tuesday night, according to Fire Chief Joe Mangum. The drill originally was scheduled 'or September 12, but the date has been advanced due to the opening Tivy football game on ;hat date. Volunteer and regu- ar firemen will meet at the fire station at 7:30 p.m. for the practice session. FOLLOW the route of George Williams when he makes his around the world flight in a Mooney .Mark 20A with this map. The 22,823.11 mile trip is scheduled to start Monday from New York, and he is due back iu that city on Svpt. 10. —Map courtesy Mooney Marker. Council to Hold Public Hearing, Accept Bids The City Council will hold a public hearing on the city bud- jet Thursday night, according to City Manager R. H. Wem. The hearing will culminate months of study by the city ouncilmen and officials in an iffort to balance the budget. The public hearing is set for 8 o'clock in the council chamber of the City Hall. Councllmen will have a busi- less meeting prior to the pubic hearing, at which time bids vill be accepted on paving for Highlands Addition and other minor paving jobs in the city. The council also may consider changes in retirement benefits recently authorized by law. Bids will be accepted until September 11 for sealcoating a portion of Jefferson Street and several other streets in the city imits, and also for purchase, of a well pump, pressure tank and transfaormer for use at the city-county operated Louis Schreiner Airport. Bids also will be accepted until September 9 for water main and sewer extensions on Pearl Street and on a portion of Cardinal" Drive. These streets are not served by sewer lines, but extension lines will be paid b«3- 'ore paving is put down to avoid digging up pavement at a later date when trunk sewers are run co those additions. County to Hold Budget, Hearing A public hearing on the Ke.r County budget and the 1958 tax levy will be held Friday morning at 10 oclock in the Commissioners Courtroom, it has been announced by the court. The public hearings are required by law before the budget and tax levy may be finally approved. Center Point School Cuts Budget $3,604 The budget for the Centei Point Independent School District ^ has been reduced $3,604 for the coming year, according to Mel Sallee, president of the board. Sallee said that there were no specific items cut ir the new budget, hut that the economies were possible due to more efficient operation. The total budget for the 195859 school year is $73,742', ?c- cording to Sallee, of which only $23,500 is to be spent from lo •a! taxes. The Federal funds will imount to $1,789 for lunchroom <md vocational travel, while th.; •itate and county will pay $4i,- 153 toward the budget. The state and county money will be per capita funds, salary and op. eration, transportation and $100 ;)er teacher from the state. The largest item on the px- lenses will be salaries for the eachers and superintendent, A'hich amounts to $41,719. Plant iperation and maintenance wi.l •ost an estimated $,'j,350 and >7,764 will be spent for re.p.'i;- nent of debts. The estimated receipts show •121,009 in local taxes for 195S, vith $-',500 in delinquent taxes i-om lust year. Game and Fish Commission. The South Zone will open one month later except in the Rio Grande Valley counties where white-winged and mourning doves may be shot on September Joe Ottingcr, who is uttcnd- g a medical technicians school in Dallas, spent the week cinl with his parents, Mr. ami Mis. Leo 01,linger. 14 and 16, from 2 p.m. until sunset. While doves are plentiful in Kerr County, Game Wardon Jack Gregory predicted that thy birds would be scattered after the recent rains. However, he said there should be ample for hunters to kill their limit by hunting near water holes. The director gave a few warnings for shooters: Be sure you have your new 1958-59 hunting license, on sale with wardens, sporting goods stores and county clerks. Shooting starts at 12 noon and ends at sunset. Be sure to check your time and don't shoot by moonlight. The limit is 10 doves per day. After the first day you may have 20 mourning doves in your possession. This doesn't mean you can put 20 in the deep freeze and then go out and kill another daily limit. Be sure to get permissior from landowners for hunting on their property. You can be ar rested for trespassing. DON" shoot across roads, highways o public property. Stay off o wildlife refuges. Your gun mus be plugged to hold not mov chan two shells in the magazin 'and one in the chamber—thrt shots in all. LOOK before yo shoot. A charge of bird shot ir a man's face has a way of irr: tating him. Don't shoot from an autome bile. Wardens will get you in a hurry. If you are inclined to b< careless, check your life insur ance policy. Don't be confused, it ma. cost you a fine for killing too many doves, according to the director of law enforcement o the Game and Fish Commission This year's hunting regula tions, approved by the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service, per mits a possession limit of 20 oirds after the first day. This does not mean, the directoi warns, that a hunter can go on :>nd kill 2'0 birds in one day am get by with it. The daily limit is still 10 birds. However, after the first day a hunter may have two days' possession, provided hi doesn't have them on his pe son or in a manner to indicate they were all killed on the same day. "The dove is a migratory sird and as such comes undei final federal control," the chief says. "This year the possession imit has been modified, as wei as the season lengthened. A good dove crop indicated early thi year is responsible." The chief also warned that new licenses must be obtainei before hunting September J These licenses are required foi all huntrs between the ages ol 17 and 65 who hunt out of their own county. The new licenses will be available next week from game wardens, sporting goods stores and county olerks. New fishing licenes also will be required at the same time. City Receives Top Rating On Bond Issues The City of Kerrville for ths first time has secured a rating of "A" on all of the city gen- ?ral obligation bonds from Mo-i- ly's Investors' Service of Ni.-.v York, according to R. H. Weis.;, .•ity manager. The Moody rut- ng is considered one of the u'ghest recommendations for bond obligations. The high rating means that all of the interest and sinking 'und obligations have been nut md that the method of repur'- 1 on bond obligations has been found excellent. The bond rating i.s expec:od to be of considerable value in future bond sales and interest Crump Takes Senate Race; Jordan Wins In one of the closest races in many years of Kerr County elections, Judge John R. Leavell won the Democratic run.)ff Saturday by a scant margin of 2'5 votes over his opponent, Robert I. Wilson. Of 2859 votes cast in the county judge's race, Leavell polled 1442 to Wilson's J417. In the State senatorial racs, Louis Crump led his opponen,, Joe B. Swanner, 1478 to 1319 in Kerr County and won hy a comfortable 2,000-vote margin in the entire senatorial district. B. A. Jordan won the race for Justice of the Peace in Precinct No. 4 over his opponent, Fred E. Young, 350 to 216. The election for associate justice of the Supreme Court, Place No. 1, was a landslide in Kerr County for Robert W. Hamilton, who led his opponent, J. Edwin Smith, 1927 to 731. The outcome of the hotiy contested county judge's race was uncertain until the resuUs were in from the last county ballot box and the complete totals gave Judge Leavell a 25- vote margin of victory. The votes were canvassed Tuesday afternoon, and the winning candidates certified as the Democratic nominees for the general election, according to Carl F. Schupp, county Democratic chairman. Present at the canvass were Schupp, Mark Mallett, Dr. Arch Harbour, Henry Storey, W. J. Franke, L. W. Pollard, Dr. J. J. Delaney and Glenn Petsch. Schupp said Tuesday a 25 per cent refund will be made on filing fees for Democratic candidates, the largest refund ever made in a Kerr County election. Every effort was made, the chairman said, to keep election expenses to a minimum which made possible the refund on the filing fees. (See complete Kerr Counry tabulation on Page Four.) Crump Wins In Senate Race By 2,000 Votes Louis Crump of San Saba was elected as Senator from the 16th Senatorial District last Saturday, with a 2,000 vote majority. Unofficial returns showed the 42-year-old lawyer carried 14 of the 18 counties, and polle.l L,681 votes in his opponent's lome county. Three of the large counties which boosted Joe Swanner in'o i lead in the first primary switched for Crump in the run)ff. Crump led in McCulIough, Kerr and Uvalde Counties. Crump made this statement: 'I assure you that I shall strive :o represent you in the Texas Senate with dignity and honor md to the utmost of my ability, remembering at all times thut the office belongs to you. I want all of you, including those ,vho supported others in Ui's •ace, to join me in making our irea a better place in which to ive. We have the resources and he right kind of people to ac- 'omplish our goals." Mr. ;u.:l tfrs. Crump and their daughter •xprc.i.sed their gratitude aivl ippreciation to the residents of he Hill Country. Ri'v, and Mrs. J. M. Kais-h if Marshall were here last we:>k nd, having come to accompany heir sons home from Camp Stewart, where they had beivi or the last torm of camp. Weather A nice r>6 drgrees tempera, tun- \>as registered Tuesday morning by Mrs. John A. Harris, I. S. Weather observer. This was the lowest in the State, l.ubhnck reported 68. The high t'ur the week was 96 degrees last Wednesday, with 95 points of rain during the week. The total rainfall for August was 1.23 inches to Wednesday at noon.