El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on February 3, 1977 · Page 25
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El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas · Page 25

El Paso, Texas
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Thursday, February 3, 1977
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C-4 EL_PASO_HERALOfOSJ, Thursday^ February 3, 1977 - Elsie Slater at reins of Silver City stage in 1899 on honeymoon Report shows tourism up Convention and tourism spending in El Paso last year amounted to approximately $136 million, Convention and Visitors Bureau director Gene Strahan told the City Development, Conventions, and Tourism Board of directors yesterday. He said the total compared to $115 million in 1975. The information came from the 1976 annual report of the Bureau. Conventions booked increased by 204 psr cent he said for the number of conventions booked as of January 1977 compared to J a n u a r y 1976. The total was 71 stretching through 1981 as of January of 1976, and totaled 145 as of January 1S77. Delegates on the books as of J a n u a r y of 1976 totaled 57,051 but the tola; at of January this year is 110,646 for a J94 per cent increase. Looking at one-year periods, Strahan said 1976 had 33 conventions white 1977 has 82 conventions ixwked for a 2-18 per cent increase. Public relations man Dale Lockett reported t h a t during January he worked with Fred Callow, a production assistant for Paramount Studios, in looking for movie ideations in Ei Paso for a sequel of the film "Bad News Bears." Lockett said, "It is thought that Paramount will film a good portion of the film in El Paso." Elsie Slater's work due place in history By ANN CARROLL READERS: The work of Elsie McElroy Slatfir be given a place in the history of El Paso. Her .water colors, mounted specimens of wild flowers and plants and her field books will be displayed February 15, in the Biology Department of the Uni- 'versity of Texas at El Paso. This display now is a part of the Herbarium of the university. Mrs. Slater's work will have a recognizable place in the ·display of the Herbarium. Dr. Canaris, chairman of the Biology Depart- ,rnent, asked Mrs. Joseph Shipes, plant taxonomist, to organize the Herbarium. Her work has been, made possible by a grant in 1975. Mrs. Shipes is a ,college professor with teaching experience in her native state of Georgia. She is the wife of Capt. Jo- ·'seph Shipes, U. S. Army, in command of recruiting in this area. Mrs. Shipes is working as assistant curator to William Reid, Herbarium curator and supervising professor. An Herbarium is a collection of plains from any .given region. Collecting has bttn done here for 50 years. A plant taxonomist is one adept in identifica- .tion of plants, oldest of the sciences. "A lot of collecting has been done in this area," said Mrs. Shipes, an attractive young woman with ·light brown hair and beautiful eyes. "Plants are ^pressed and identified and put in regular Herbarium paper for preservation." * ~ Mrs. Shipes has been studying and assembling the collected plants. * "El Paso is special place for this field," she said. -."The location makes plants interesting, but the persons who have collected here are not local people, .for the most part. Mrs. Slater was the first one who ^collected systematically. She narrowed her cnllect- . ing to this area." "- The young taxonomist showed me ·; preserved ;miniature oak Ires;, perfect in detuil, from Mrs. Slater's collection. It is no taller than one's little finger. This specimen Mrs. Slater had professionals -to identify: Quercus pungens. "I work on the basis of all branches of science ^contributing to a centra! pool," said Barbara -·Shipes. "Chemists need an Herbarium. Now 50 per 'cent of our physical medicines stiil come from -plants." Ann Carroll Mrs. Shipes kept running across Mrs. Slater's work in water colors of wild flowers and her newspaper columns that were printed here in Slater's newspaper. The El Paso Herald, and in Washington, D.C. "1 got a kick out of her remarks," she said. "Mrs. Alice Nelson, whose mother, Mrs. Royal Jackman, was a friend of Mrs. Slater, and a co-collector, and Mrs. M a r y Burroughs, Mrs. Slater's assisting friend, gave mu information. Mrs. Slater's son. John Slater, sent me all the material of his mother including her fit-Id books fearliest, 1896). He approved transporting of his mother's water color paintings of wild flowers from the El PAso Art Museum. I obtained Xerox copies of Mrs. Slater's newspaper columns from the UTEP Library. They were very co-operative. 1 sec nothing much wrong with Mrs. Slater's fern book and her wild flower book. They are very well done. It's the enthusiasm and the persistence in her work that attracted me. It is work dating from 1896 to 1946. Mrs. Slater came in and collected hert before the first college was built." Readers, the small books on wild ferns, wild flowers arid birds, ail written and illustrated by Mrs. Slater, are treasured by knowledgeable El Pa- soans. The specimens and water colors produced by Elsie McElroy Slater are being kept in Herbarium storage cases. They are kept dry, away from the light and sealed so they can be fumigated. When pressed and dried properly, they will keep forever, Mrs. Shipes said. The Herbarium display wil! be or, the second floor of the Biology Building, across from the Biology office. Enlarged snapshots and photographs of Mrs. Slater and Mrs. Jackman will be in the display. Mrs. Slater was a beautiful young woman with a sensitive face. El Pasoans who knew her only as an older woman will find these reproductions endearing. Those living remember a w o m a n who spoke her opinions fearlessly and who loved Uie Cloudcroft woods even more than she loved the desert and Ml. Franklin. She knew them well. Mrs. Shipes described her as "one of the first avid naturalists here." Mrs. Slater was the wife of H. D. Slater, publisher und editor of The El Paso Herald. Their graves and that of their i n f a n t daughter are in Haynes Canyon between iMc-untain P.irk and Cloudcroft proper. The plot is a peaceful spot is surrounded by an iron fence and marked. 20% off all stone rings. The savings are good as gold. Of Mrs. Slater's work, Mrs. Shipes said: "I plan · to let her do the speaking for me." She added: "I think it is high time El Paso's flora was studied in El Paso. It is always taken to another University. It is as important as having a library." Test White King D VWTEHNGD Against Tide Results prove: · White King D and Tide are equal in cleaning power. · At normal shelf prices. White King D is priced from 25C to $1.00 less than Tide (depending on the size.) 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