50 Years Ago in the Standard
JUNE 5, 1968
Peach grading has begun at the Gillespie County Fruit Growers packing shed in Stonewall. By the end of the season, some 25 varieties of peaches will be worked.
President Lyndon Johnson has returned to Washington after a six-day Memorial Day weekend at the LBJ Ranch. Highlight of the stay was a nationally televised news conference Thursday afternoon from the hangar at the ranch.
Johnson’s birthplace will be open to the public for the last time this season during the coming week. During the 17 days it has been open this season, 5,070 people from 48 states and 14 foreign countries have dropped by.
Midshipman First Class Michael W. Hagee was one of 18 members of the 1968 graduating class at the United States Naval Academy who received a letter of commendation at a dress parade held June 3 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot shortly after midnight last night in the hallway of a Los Angeles, California hotel where he was campaigning for the Democratic Party’s nomination as president. He is listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a hospital. (Kennedy died the following day, June 6, 1968.)
Barry Wagner was elected president of the newly formed Fredericksburg Youth Club at an organizational meeting Wednesday evening, along with Michael Evers, vice president; Mary Dooley, secretary, and Linda Walters, treasurer.
The Chamber of Commerce is chartering another bus to HemisFair on Thursday, June 27. The price for the round trip is $3.75.
One boy and three girls were born in local hospitals during the past week. A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kohler of Boerne, June 2; while girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Pascual Melgoza, May 28; Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hodges, Stonewall, June 1; and Mr. and Mrs. Cary Wilke, June 2.
The annual Willow City Homecoming will be held Sunday at the bus house.
U.S. Coastguard Fireman Engineer Howard Worrell has completed 16 weeks of engineering school at Yorktown, Virginia. Following a leave, he reports to Adak, Alaska, where he has been assigned to a 180-foot buoy tender at sea.