The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on November 20, 1968 · Page 8
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8-A CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Wed., Nov. 20, 1968 Drum /Wo/dfs, Wpus Christi High Tuloso-Midway High Ray High School Ken Radke (standing second from left) is drum major of Tuloso-Midway High School Band and Diana Hanshaw (standing second from right) is head twirler. Other twiriers are Fa ye Patten and Sherry Sorrels (standing left and right) and Linda Branson, Jeannine Jacob and Susan .Collins (front row left to right) Shirley Stipulkosky (center) is the drum major for the Ray High School Texans Band Joe Hernandez (back row center) is assistant drum major and Glenda Carter (back row left) is head twirler. The other twiriers are Ann Farmer (back row right), Jeanetfe Hamilton and Linda Hmes (front row left and right) Carroll High School Galallen High School Carol Snead (standing second from left) is drum major and Arthur Quintanilla (standing second from right) assistant drum major of Carroll High School Tiger Band. Twiriers are Pat Hamilton and Nora Folk (standing , left and right) and Bobbie Hopkins and Carolyn Wallace (kneeling left and right). Galallen High School's drum major is Diana Brown (back row:center) and the head twirler is Debbie Teague (back row left). Twiriers .are Kay Worden (back row second from left), Nancy Jones and Carrie Maguire, (back row second from right and back rowright)/Linda McMeans, Debbie Smith and Jane Boazmqn {front row ieft to right). . First 'Nixon' Library Is in Hong Kong · ' · . . - . - . * · . . ' · : . . · ; · . · : . . . -· · ' " · · ' . . «··/ ' : '-.:· . . . . · · :· ' 4^ Flour Bluff High David Lowthorp (back row center) is drum major and Nancy See (front row right) is head majorette of Fiour Bluff High School Band. Other- majorettes are Nancy Keliey and Debbie Gohlke (back row left and right), and Sue Bramblett {front row left). Moody High School Drum majors of Moody High School's Trojan Band are Dan Marez and Edward Soliz (back^row left and right) Twirfers are Eva Jimenez'; (back row center), Esther Guerrero, Sylvia Canales and Pamela Mercer (front row, left to right) By MARK GAYN © IMS, Chicago Doiiy Newi HONG KONG. -- The children's library in Yuen Long is just one smallish, walk-up room above an electrical appliance shop. Inside are perhaps a score of poorly dressed Chinese children, reading of doing homework. What makes the room remarkable is the plaque at the entrance. It reads, "The Nixon Library." It is probably the only library at this moment lo bear the name of the next president of the United States. It is also the American-sponsored library closest to China. The barbed wire fence that di- vides this British colony from its Communist neighbor is less than four miles away. The birth of the library dates back to the visit Richard M. Nixon, then vice president, paid to Hong Kong in 1953. On a tour of the New Territories ie stopped briefly in this bustling and dusty town. On the main street., he was startled to see ons of the colony's common sights -children squatting in the shade and reading. It was explained to him that the town had neither a library nor a reading room, and the children were compelled to do their studying cither in the overcrowded homes or in the street. Impulsively, Nixon told his guide, Tang Kinsan, he would arrange for the initial donation of bocks and money for the furniture if someone would provide the quarters. Tang was the right man to whom to make the proposition. He was not only chairman of the rural council in Yuen Long, he was "Mr. Yuen Long" himself. His family had been there for generations, amassing land. He was also the town's leading businessman. Once Nixon agreed to lend his name to the proposed library, Tang found space in one of his buildings. Part of the second floor is now occu- pied by a clinic. The remaining part is shared by. the Nix- · on library with the local chapter of the Boy Scouts, of which Tang also happens to be a leading patron. No longer vice president, Nixon returned here 'in 1962 and 1965. both times driving out to Yuen Long for a look at : the library. Both- times he made donations lo tha book fund. The first batch of books, actually, was provided by the U.S. Information Service here, the colonial government, and the Hong Kong Junior Chamber of Commerce. Today, the steady flow of school children proves the worth of this plain room, no larger than 12 feet by 20. There are simple ; chairs and benches, and shelves with about 7,000 books, nearly all for children and nearly all in middle - aged. Births · » Spohn Mr. ond Mrs. Ora Thomas Beeman Jr., 1229 Manchester, o daughter, Nov. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Peter del Slgnore, 1555 Ormond, o daughter, Nov. 17. Mr. ond Mrs. Jose Cavozos Confu. 2506 Cleo. a son, No 1 /. 18. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas John De- Francia, 5303 S. A'amedo, a daughter, Nov. 18. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lee Dodson, 037 Manhattan, a daughter, Nov. IB. Chinesde. A' Chinese woman minds the place. The place ignores politics. But, in a way, it provides an antidote to other material available in Yuen Long. Just .a few shops down from the library is a branch of the Peking-owned China products store. It displays a huge portrait of chairman Mao Tse- tung, inside a loudspeaker blares, "in sailing the seas, rely on .the helmsman; in making revolution, depend on chairman Mao," and, for the boys, there is a generous choice of Mao badges, toys, portraits and books. West Oso High West Oso High School's drum major is Lucy Kee-; ver (standing center) and the head twirler is; ^ Lupe Ortiz (kneeling right). Other twiriers are}* Lupe Lara (kneeling ieft), Vongie Keever andit Belinda Garza (standing left and right). ;'

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