The Waco Citizen from Waco, Texas on April 18, 1986 · Page 3
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Waco, Texas
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Friday, April 18, 1986
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“The Last Stitch”: A Book Review The Austin Avenue United Methodist Women will be sponsoring a review of "The Last Stitch" by Dr. W.L. Crosthwait on Wednesday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Mrs. Bob Anne Senter will present the program. Dr. Crosthwait was bom near Houston, Miss, on May 2, 1873, and in 1911, the doctor journeyed to Waco to serve as a county surgeon. The incident for which the book is titled, is the story of a surgery he had to perform on a iady suffering from a tumor. Since she lived on a cattle ranch that was over 100 miles from the nearest hospital, her doctor contacted Crosthwait for the necessary surgery. As the story continues, friend» and family had gathered outside around the windows to watch the operation taking place on the kitchen table. Dr. Crosthwait had noticed a ruffian in the crowd twirling a lanat in hts hand, and later heard him comment that "if anything happened to Aunt Beth, Doc done took his last stitch." Needless to say, Aunt Beth lived, and Dr. Crosthwait soon left the ranch on horseback leading another horse with a lariat around its neck which was given to him in lieu of the $100 owed for the surgery. Dr. Crosthwait continued his practice until he was 80 years old and later died in 1961, leaving a legacy of Crosthwait’s doctors in Waco to follow in his footsteps. Many other accounts of Dr. Crosthwait’s life will be included in Senter’s review. A delightful speaker. Mrs. Senter has been reviewing books for the past fourteen years. Her last book review was "May’s Boy .” Tickets for the review are $3.50 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. A coffee will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, and a nursery will be provided. More information can be obtained about the review by calling the church office, 754-4680, or Mrs Bernice Dunbar, 752-1227. Ruben Santos Addresses Waco Chapter 2381UDC Waco Chapter 2381, United Daughters of the Confederacy met Sunday at the Red Cross Building. Margo Stanton introduced Mayor Ruben Santos the speaker. His topic was “The Life of Col. Santos Benivedes, CSA.” Mrs. James Edwards gave a report on the District Seven Workshop in Coriscana. Attending were: Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Cecil Cardwell, Mrs. James Gallemore and Mrs. Stanley Prestwich. WACO CITY COUNCIL PTAs will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church 11th and Austin. The program ‘‘Stress in Children and Single Parenting: will be presented by Stan Tubbs, Psychiatric Social Worker with W1SD. Executive board will meet at 9 a.m. April 21, chapter president Yvonne R. Cowell and Matt Richardson, president of the Texian Chapter 714, Children of the Confederacy will receive proclamations for the Observance of Confederate Memorial Day April 26, from Judge Stanley Rentz. The presidents will place flowers and flags at the Pat Cleburne Camp No. 222 UCV, Oakdwood Cemetery in a brief ceremony at noon. April 26-27 they will join chapter members sponsoring a “Conpeperate Memorabilia” booth at Celebrate Waco in the Convention Center. Art League Views Photos, Studies Flags For the April meeting of the Waco Art League, a luncheon was held at the Federation Clubhouse. Displayed were photographs of area historic buildings and still lifes all taken and framed by Mr. Murphy Cole, husband of the League President. Also exhibited and described by Mrs. Robert Griffin was a lovely 19th century black dress shown on a dress makers dummy. Mrs. Griffin wore a dressy black hat of the same period. Mrs. M.M. O’Dowd provided the program giving information about and showing colored pictures of 31 flags which have been carried in Texas. The first was the sun flag the banner of Indians before Europeans arrived. Next the Spanish flag flew over Texas for about 30 years until the Mexican Independence. Then each group coming from other states to help Texas gain freedom from Mexico carried their own banners and even Jean LaFitte’s privateer flag was seen in Texas during those years. The last ones of course were the beloved Lone Star flag, the Confederate flags and that of the United States. Now on March 6th of each year many of these early flags are carried by representatives from their places of origin in parade in San Antonio and dipped in reverence in front of the shrine of the Alamo in memory of that day in 1836 when the heroes of the Alamo gave their lives for Texas. SUBSCRIBE TO THE WACO CITIZEN THE WACO CITIZEN, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1986, PAGE 3 Sesquicentennial Events Outlined For Club Rev. Comer Special TV Program Sunday Rev. G.P. Comer, Pastor of The Community Church and his Singers will present a Special Television SOLAR-COTE Window Films' program Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on Channel 6. It is known as ‘‘The Light of The World” and is presented each Sunday morning by various Churches in the surrounding area. The singing members are Mr. A Mrs. Gene Cannon, Virginia Hunt, Rev. & Mrs. Comer, Musician Alton Ballard. CKS • BOATS VANS ONLY 923 REYNOLDS 756-1203 President Algerine Weddington called the membership and -guests of La Societe de Beaux Arts to order at a seated luncheon in Hamilton House on Saturday. Mrs. A.M., Neuman gave the invocation. • Dr. Bill Falco, representing the City of Waco Sesquicentennial Planning Commission, spoke on the intricate planning for this “Big Time in Texas,’ in McLennan County, and especially putting Waco in the spotlight. He showed the official Sesquicentennial Hag of Waco as designed by the chairman of the art department at TSTI: the Musical Notes Wins Blue Ribbon Mrs. Floyd Davidson, with Mrs. Herbet Evans, co-host, recently hosted the meeting of the Musical Notes Club. Program for the day was ‘‘Some Composers—Performers, and the Birth of the Modem Styles” directed by Mrs. Peter Passe, who gave the course of study. On the program were pianists, Mrs. George Lair, Mrs. Mary Clayton, Ruther Warner, Mrs. Davidson and Mrs. Passe. Mrs. John Lake gave a report on the Texas Federation of Music Club Convention held in Corpus Christi. She announced the club had received a blue ribbon for their yearbook. Mrs. Wilmer (Bobby) Barnes, Folk Music Chairman of TFMC attended the convention and gave the activities of all the Texas music clubs who participated in the sesquicentennial festival. Mrs. Austin Rugger was voted a new member of Musical Notes. St. Louis KC Open House Sunday St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council 8135 will hold an open house on Sunday in Grace Foster Hall of St. Louis Catholic Church. All parishioners and their families are invited to the open house to be held following each mass. Refreshments will be served. KC members will be available to answer questions on membership and the role of the Knights of Columbus in the church and local community. Membership in KC is open to all Catholic men who are in practice with the Holy See, and who are members of local parish. For further information call Jesse Serrano, Grand Knight at 753-1963. suspension bridge in white against a field of blue and red. Celebrate Waco, the really big thrust, will coincide with the Brazos River Festival April 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 150 booths have been sold for this event with many depicting “firsts” in Waco: city government, businesses, churches and organizations. Money raised here will go toward a sound system for Indian Springs Park. Dr. Falco emphasized the biggest attraction will be an Air Show in June: Texas Air Exposition featuring the Concorde, Thunder- Department of Public Safety Approved • Protects Your Interior from Fading and Cracking • Reduces Annoying Glare • Gives You Privacy While Retaining Perfect Visability from Within • Makes Windows Shatter Resistant • Saves Energy Costs rac SES! CALL FOR AN ESTIMATE T00AYI 7SS-6ZSS 26TH & Franklin Ave. FREE KEYBOARD LESSONS LOWREY KEYBOARD RICHLAND MALL 776-1840 —FOR YOURSELF— I r.n.Wi LUIU I COUNTY COMMISSIONER Precinct 2 The top I iimi art Rial Estate and Land Development Bargaining—Excessive Spending on these issues will only mean higher taxes in the future. Cut out wasteful spending. McLennan County Poor Hiring Practices. Many people have come to ua about the neglected Fire Ant situation that we the people feel it is one of the top priority issues. Also the Tehaucana Flood Control to life the 100 year bond on this land, so Industry will have a future In Pet. 2. I have successful Administrative abilities In Real Eatate, Farm & Ranch Management. The real asset that Is moat Important Is the ability to com­ municate with all taxpayers voters and citizens of Pet. No. 2. The major qualification Is the time, patience and courtesy to extend to the taxpayers and voters. This is so essential for us to have a successful county government. One of the moat Important tasks that has top priority la the ability to monitor the budget and unwarranted spending of the citizens and taxpayers dollars. Past experiences tell us a sincere and loyal commissioner will and should before, during, and while In office meet and visit every voter, citizen and taxpayer of Pet. No. 2. So we may share and work together to satisfy all goals and endeavors. POL. AD PAID FOR BY COMMITTEE TO ELECT LEROY BEHRINGER COUNTY COMMISSIONER, RT. 7 BOX 126, WACO, TX 76706 lf)OI North lnU*rst,ile T» • 7M4 4lUI AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK Loop 340 and Highway 84 * 776-8200 Member FDIC .Cf,, * ; PENNY FLOOD Mrs. Penny Flood To Speak At EOAC Banquet Mrs. Penny Flood, Director of Education and Training, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, will be the guest speaker at EOAC’s Banquet/Meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m., April 21, at the Waco Convention Center. Mrs. Flood is a graduate of Baylor University and did postgraduate work at Free University, Berlin—Germany. She taught German at Waco High School from 1968 through 1970 and Political Science at Baylor University from 1972-1977. Mrs. Flood has served as Director of Education and Training at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center since 1981. birds, the Goodyear Blimp and a NASA display at TSTI Airport. All of this will be dedicated to the late Jack Kultgen, honorary chairman, who initiated these great plans. The Concorde will take passengers on a round trip to London for 13000 and to Corpus Christi for $800. It is hoped that the National Air Show wiu become an annual affair in Waco. Other events, Dr. Falco stated, will take place throughout the summer with a Barge Parade on July 3rd, mini tours of churches and schools, an interview of all living former mayors of Waco, a history of the Gty Council, and many other events. “We hope progress on the River Walk is still alive and well,M he said. Mrs. Weddington acknowledged the program chairman, Mrs. Frank McKinney and hostesses for the day Mrs. W.O. Morrow, Mrs. Fred Turner, Mrs. Bun Raley and Mrs. George Moore. Poetry Society Plans Meetings The Waco Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas met at the Waco- McLennan County Library. Larry Rankin opened the meeting with the invocation. Dr. Louis Leskin led the discussion of plans for a sesquicentennial anthology of poems about Texas, authored and -compiled by the Waco Chapter members. Kathleen Henry Harris Curry was appointed to be in charge of the project. A picnic was scheduled for the month of May, Theo Enochs and Virginial Rothermel will be in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Enochs gave a talk on the Rondeau which will be the form for the next meeting. Original poems on “Texas” were read by Mr. Rankin. Drs. John Dunlap, Alphonse Podriski, Leskin and Curry, Helen Boyd, Theo Enochs. Marjorie Latimer, Rothermel. Lucile Talbot. Martha Webster and Vivian Walker. Mrs Walker also read a poem composed by Mrs. J.K. Brim, Mrs. Brun and Johnny Walker were guests of the club. Kathleen will be in charge of the World Poetry Day Celebration, Oct. 15th. The Chapter will read original Texas poems as a continuance of the Sesquicentennial celebration. There will be a luncheon and a guest speaker. SaUk * * □ Pot Plants □ All Types Shrubbery □ Bedding Plants ° onn We Carfy Sunday CARL POOL Products Pecan Trees—Fruit Trees You name it, we have it! Drive our Hwy. 77 to Robinson and turn left on East Moonlight Dr. Go to Shaffle Road, turn right, nnai go 1 mile. B8V20»1 RE-ELECT JUDGE MIKE GASSAWAY COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO.2 “/air, honest, hard-working ” JUDGE GASSAWAY’S JUDICIAL RECORD The conviction rates in Judge Gassaway’s court are among the top in the state of Texas. Annual Report, Texas Council for the Judiciary />uring the past year Judge Gassaway’s court assessed and collected more fines than any other Countv Court at Law in the history of McLennan County. Without delaying cases and with no increase in staff, Judge Gassaway handles a case-load that has increased 50^o since he took office. JUDGE GASSAWAY’S JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE Judge, County Court at Law No. 2, 1982-to date Judge, Municipal Court, West, 1976 -1982 Graduate, National Judicial College, 1984 Certificate, Texas Collcfe of the Judiciary, 1982, 1983, 1984, 198$, 1986 L.L.B., Baylor University School of Law, 197S Lifelong resident, McLennan County KEEP 10 YEARS JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR YOU. M. A*. paM far k* MS» Gwae, Tm, ft. S, B n JM, We», TX W>

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