50 Years Ago in the Standard


July 10, 1968


JULY 10, 1968

Fredericksburg’s July Race Festival went into the books as a decided success, with overall good attendance and spirited races marking the four-day event.

Plucky Rose, a 10-year-old gelding owned by Abe Reeves of Arlington, won the Independence Derby on Sunday afternoon, finishing two lengths ahead of its closest challenger.

The mobile X-ray unit of the Alamo Area Tuberculosis Association will be set up on Market Square on Saturday and Monday. Local residents are urged to take this opportunity to have a chest X-ray.

Dr. Charles E. Burg has joined the staff of Fredericksburg Hospital and Clinic for family medicine. He is associated with Doctors Lorence W. Feller, W.H. Springall, Wilbur Crenwelge and Herbert Merz.

The Texas Legislature appropriated $500,000 for the LBJ State Park at Stonewall during the special session of the legislature that concluded last Wednesday.

The board of trustees of Hill Country Memorial Hospital received a telegram from Cong. O.C. Fisher last week informing them that the federal government has formally allocated $600,000 to the hospital in Hill-Burton funds.

Joyce Meier became the bride of Billy Roy True on Saturday, July 6, at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Marian Kolmeier, bride-elect of Victor Nixon Jr., was honored at a gift tea Sunday afternoon at the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church Educational Building.

Lynette Wehmeyer, bride-elect of Dr. John S. Hsia, was complimented with a miscellaneous bridal shower Sunday afternoon at the American Legion Hall.

Two girls and three boys were born in local hospitals during the past week. Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clementa Guzman, Doss, and Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Weber, both on July 9, while boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Lopez, Hunt, July 2; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Jenschke, July 8, and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Allen Oatman Sr., July 9.