Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico on July 11, 1965 · Page 11
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Clovis News-Journal from Clovis, New Mexico · Page 11

Clovis, New Mexico
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Sunday, July 11, 1965
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Society MEXICO, Sunday, inly 11,1W5> P»gQ 15 800 Cannonites, Guests Attend Mexican Fiesta Ccl OLD AND NEW — AFB commander, chats his successor, Mrs. Hoy cadet. Behind this fences or making new . P. J. Markham, left, former Cannof with Col. William A. Hoy Jr., far right, and Roger Dean, an Air Force Academy group, one of many renewing old acquain- cjines, is one of four bands which played during the evening. In addition to the bands, two "hootenanny" groups entertained Cannon officials, guests and Air Force Academy cadets during the La Fiesta de los Halcones. (Air Force Photo) By MARY JO. LOVELL Staff Writer Moods and scenes of the gaiety of old Mexico greeted Cannon officials, Air Force Academy cadets and special guests Wednesday as approximately 800 persons gathered at Colonel Circle for the La Fiesta de los Holcones. The Mexican fiesta, attended by about 400 cadets, some 200 Clovis and Portales girls, Cannon officials, members of the Fort Worth, Tex., Air Power Council, members of the Clovis Committee of 50 and special guests, Major General and Mrs. John C. Meyer, commander of the Twelfth Air Force, Waco, Tex., was hosted by Brigadier General Joseph J. Kruzell, commander of the 832nd Air Division. Providing entertainment for the evening were four bands, including one composed of A 1 r Force Academy cadets, and two "hootenanny" groups. The musical groups were set up in the back yards of Gen. Kruzel, Paul P. Dougas Jr. and Col. Dale S. Sweat, whose homes surround the mall. Connecting the yards were stairs, going over the fences which normally separate the yards. Brightly colored lights provided a festival atmosphere, to which were added many large stuffed animals, made by the women's organizations on the base. Eight booths serving an abundance of Mexican foods surrounded the mall. In addition, a large stand dispensed soft drinks and beer to the throngs milling around the area. Food and beverage stands were also located in the back yards of each of the Cannon officials. As the crowd milled around the mall and gathered in groups in the homes and yards of the commanders, m an y old acquaintances were renewed and many new friendships were made. Warmly greeted by many Can- nonites at the fiesta was Col. P. J. Markham. former Cannon commander, now commander of Civil Air Patrol activities at Lowry AFB, Colorado. Cadets, easily identified by their white shirts, gray slacks and white tennis shoes, mixed with generals and Clovis and Portales girls, their dates for the evening. However, while there were about 400 cadets, only about 200 girls were on hand. Consequent- ly, many cadets could be found lounging on the grassy slopes near the entryway to the loop. Some 23 Fort Worth, Tex., businessmen, members of the Fort Worth Air Power Council] were also on hand for the festivities. Guests of Tactical Air Command for Falcon '65, the council members arrived in Clovis Wednesday to view the TAC air power demonstration at Melrose bombing range, and gain an in-' sight into the capabilities of TAC. Accompanying the group were U. Col. Michael A. Orlando, information officer, headquarters 12th Air Force, and Maj. Bill Scott, headquarters Tactical Air Command. Also on hand to participate in the festivities were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gates, Washington, D. C. Mr. Gates is managing editor of the Air Force Times. A second fiesta was held Saturday for the second detachment of 400 Academy cadets, their dates, Clovis businessmen and Cannon personnel. Judging from the dancing o (frug, fish or fox trot), the food, and the friendliness, it could be safely said that Cannon certainly knows how to make its guests feel at home. DIGNITARIES — Amor the La Fiesta de los He the home of Col. Paul of the Air Force Times,N. Parker, president c Lon Evans, sheriff of T a. tho Cannon officials, deviates and special guests at Icones Wednesday were these guests, who gathered at P. Douglas Jr. left to right, Ed Gates, managing editor Mrs. Gates: Mrs. Douglas,- Mrs. Charles H. Fischer; Earle the Port Worth Air Power Council; Col. Douglas, and irrant County, Tex., and also a member of the Air Pow- er Council. The fiesta, attended by more than 400 cadets and 400 guests, including representatives from all major organizations of Cannon, 23 members of the Fort Worth, Tex., Air Power Council, members of Clovis Committee of 50, and other special guests, was hosted by Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Kruzel, commander of the 832nd Air Division (Staff Photo by Mary Jo Lovell) GENERALS CHAT — Sampling the exotic Mexican foods, which were found in abundance at the Mexican fiestas at Cannon AFB Wednesday and Saturday cue Maj. Gen. and Mrs. John C. Meyer, lelt, and Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Joseph J. Kruzel. Meyer, commander of the Twelfth Air Force, Waco, Tex., and his wife were among the special guests at Cannon viewing the air power demonstration, part of Falcon '65, and taking parr in the fiesta Wednesday. The col- orlul Mexican background featured eight booths, serving such foods as fried chicken (Mexican style), barbecue and tortillas. (Staff Photo by Mary Jo Lovell) Sasse Vows Miss Sandra Kay S came the bride of L. Snyder at an 8:30 p m o n y June 26 at tl Baptist, Mission. The bride is (lie da Mr. and Mrs'. N o 1 a 1209 Wallace, and the the son of Mr. and ^ Snyder, Wadsworth, ( Dr. Herbert Berg sir tor of the First Baptis pertormed the ceremo palm branches, in candles were scattered tral candelabra and ba white gladioli complet decorations. The brothers' of t Sterlin and Stanley : the candles after ushe mother^ into the chin- Mis S i 1 v a Corni' "How Great Thou A "Because," with Mis Jones as her aeeomj Given in marriage father, the bride wore crepe street - lenght d veil was caught in a crown of lace and pe her bouquet was jiKiJt dixie carnations and itis. A blue the bi...U' was Snyder ecited 5ser be- TY G. .1. cere- Sandia filter of Nasser, room is rs. Kay io. n. pas- " before w h i c li A cen- ket ot . t h e e bride sser Ml ng ljulii n sari:.'. I" and Nancy mst. v 11 e r a white ess. Her 'is. and up o! ephaiio- Recent I\ahlovsky, vvho had worn the !same garter at her wedding. I Keith Nahlovsky, cousin of the ! bride, presented her with a good iiick penny ,or her shoe. Serving as the bride's maid of i honor was Miss Yieki Stover, iwiiD \\oiv a light blue street - j length dress with white acces- 'sories. Carnations made up her bouquet. Kd Lo.vaiio, Cannon AFB, [served the groom as best man. The bride's mother chose a boiH'-jolored t. w o-piece suit, \vtli white accessories. Her shoulder corsage was of orange carnations. The groom's- mother selected a three-piece white aiui ii.u'.v suit. Her corsage was of white carnations. Following the wedding, a reception wa-. held in the home of ine briJe's parents. Mrs. Krme IVru-r registered the guests. Tue cake, displayed on a table cuvered with a green and white linen tablecloth, w a s served by Mrs. Zora Wells. win.'i.- .Mrs. Fran Nuh!ovsk> served the punch. The groom is stationed at Cannon AFB The bride has d •<_•!! a student at Texas Tech. \\ i.i-i e : !.e lli.iUii i-.J jn ad Skaags Bride MK. AND MKS. LAKItY il. SNVDJ K MR .VM> iVIHS. CiAKV UK<M\ Miss Rita Kay Skaggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L, \V. Skaggs Jr.. 501 \V. 18, became the bride of Gary Curtis- Brown, son of Mr. and M r s. llarve Brown. 1)28 Sheldon, in a double-ring ceremony June Tiie ceremony, held at Kingswood -Methodist Church at o . was performed by Rev. 1,. W. Skaggs-. Sr . Clinton. Okla . grandfather •,'!' the brule The large centra! s!>;a> w as of white gladioli and green tinted mums, centering nutted palms, \\hicli were arranged in the church. Nine-branch candle-' abra on each side of the altar and a l5-branc:i arched candle- abra completed the decorations. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of magnolia while silk bonib:uine and rose-print chantilly lace. designed with a sabrma neckline. Tiie bodice was apyhqued with sequins and .Need pearls'. The veil of illusion cascaded from a coif oi nearls. centered with a double-chit uui rose. Her bouquet was a white orchid, carried on a white Bible. Attending the bride as maid of honor w as Jackie Skaggs \\ooJrtai\i. oklu . cousin of the bride. BruievnuMs were Betty MeCcrd and Susan Adams, both of Cluvis. Their gowns were misty ros« crystalline sheaths, \vi'h matching embroidered overblouses, Their headpeces of pink tulll fell from the rose-colored bowj which matched their dresses. Kachervt Kinkade, daughtei of Mr. and Mrs. Duke Kinkade and niece of the groom, was the flower girl. She carried a basket of pink roses and white sweet peas. Attending the groom as best man was Scott Fischer Groomsmen were Gary Smith and Keith Atkins, all of Clovis. I'shers were Lyndon Flethcei and Harvey Brown, brother a the groom . Farrell Roberts, organist, accompanied the soloist, Uod& Bennett, l.awton Okla of tile bride, as she cause " and "Tiie Praver." Tiie bride's mother two-piece aqua sheath. luce sleeveless coat ing aqua acees gr on m's mother brocade two-piece bone accessories. wore orchid cors Tlie regi tended by B. J, covered with a

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