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Nogales—The Natural Gateway to Mexico VOL. 22—NO. 33 1946 CHRONOLOGY IMPORTANT NOGALES AND COUNTY NEWS EVENTS OF THE PAST YEAR JANUARY Jan. I—Death1 —Death claims Josefa Silva 1 Arvizu, 79. j an . 4— Road from Nogales to i Guaymas to be paved, according to official Mexican announcement. j an . 4—t. G. Dunham sells his : San Rafael Valley ranch to Wirt G. Bowman. Jan. s—lnternational Boundary Commission announces in El Paso plans 10% completed for $125,000 1 flood control project at Nogales. Jan. B—Mr. and Mrs. James T. • Garrett injured in auto accident on Tucson road. Jan. 9—Harry Steen killed in auto collision on Patagonia road. Jan. 10—Judge Gordon Parley named Santa Cruz County chairman of University of Arizona student memorial campaign. Jan. 11—Announced that 4,716,000 persons crossed border at Nogales in 1945. Jan. 11—Nogales blanketed by snow three times past week. Jan. 15—Funeral services held for Mrs. E. J. Castaneda. Jan. 22—Announcement made of “Baloney Biographs” (By MARTY LOUGHMAN) Nogales High School , Football Squad Dear Pals: , Sorry I missed your banquet Thursday night. It’s the first foot- . ball banquet I’ve ever missed. I guess I should have gone—my son would have liked it that way. He was quite a guy in athletics at high school himself. He outhit Joe DiMaggio when they were playing baseball. As a matter of fact, when he graduated from high school I sez to him “Buddy, why don’t you take j up professional baseball?' I think you can be a big leaguer.” He sez to me, “Pop, there are two reasons why I can’t be a big leag uer.” I sez, “What are they, Bud dy?” And he sez, “I can’t hit and I can’t field.” He wuz kiddin’ me, because he was a big leaguer in everything he did and lived. He used to kid me with some amusing tales about his high school days—like the first time he went out for the football team. It seems the school had a football coach whose philosophy and tech nique depended more on brawn than brains. Buddy said he wuz one of those “dese and doze” guys. His pep talk for the first game went: “Lissen, youse guys, I’m a perfes sional coach, see. I got no alma matters or scruples. What I want is wins. Now dis udder team is sup posed to be tricky and smart, and know all de latest double wings back, six man lines, ‘X’ and ‘T’ forma tions. Me! All I know is ‘go out dere and knock de udder guy's brains out. Even if it’s de referee, knock his brains out. Do youse guys hear me? Knock his brains out! # Now go out dere for your dear old coach, and knock de udder guy’s brains out!” Then my kid Buddy took off his headgear and sez, “Coach, I m quit ting. I just can’t do it.” The coach sez, “What’s wrong wit’ you, Loughman? You yella? Are you a sissy? Can t you take it be cause I asked you to knock dere brains out?” And Buddy sez, “That’s just it, Coach. You ask us to knock their brains out and I just can’t do it, (Turn to Page SIX) NOGALES’ HOME NEWSPAPER . . . PUBLISHED WHERE TWO NATIONS MEET mogales flnternational resignation of Wirt G. Bowman as Collector of Customs. Craig Pottin ger appointed by President Truman as Bowman’s successor. Jan. 25—Two hundred and eleven persons at annual Chamber of Com merce banquet. Jan. 27—Juan B. Puchi, 54, passes away. FEBRUARY Feb. I—Hughl—Hugh Merryweather pur chases H. J. Mallery ranch. Feb. 4—Mrs. Harry Chernin, Mrs. Robert Berne and Mrs. P. M. Capin (Turn to Page Three) XEHF Takes Lead In City Basketball Loop The XEHF Announcers handed the highly favored Amvets their first defeat of the season, 38-34, Thursday evening in the opener of the semi-weekly city basketball league, while the Nogales High School Braves scared the league leading Bakers by the close score of 46-39, with the Bakers breaking loose in the final period to come out on the long end of the score. Tuesday night’s games were post poned until a later date and Thurs day’s games find the XEHF An nouncers meeting the N.H.S. Braves, and the second game pits the Bakers against the S&R’s. The Amvet defeat knocked them J out of the league lead and the Bak ers now are on top with five wins and one loss for an .833 average. THE STANDINGS W L Pet. Bakers 5 1 .833 Amvets 4 1 .800 XEHF 4 1 .800 Bomberos 1 4 .200 S&R’s 1 4 .200 N.H.S. Braves 1 5 .167 Death Claims Alan Gillespie, Former Nogalian Alan M. Gillespie, 71, of Tucson, former president of the Nog-ales National Bank and former president of the Nogales Chamber of Com merce, died Sunday night at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson fallowing a week’s illness. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia. Surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Morrison, two sons, Alan M. Gillespie, Jr., and Mills Gilles pie; and a sister, Mrs. Alfred F. Kerr of Tucson. Interment took place Tuesday at Tucson. Opening T n Temporary Quarters The J. C. Penney store is opening Saturday, January 4th, in temporary quarters in the former Cane Works building, second door north of the Bowman Hotel on Grand avenue. “We’ll be there until reconstruc tion of our permanent quarters on Morley avenue is completed,” said Manager W. P. Stevens. The Penney building on Morley 1 was destroyed by fire last summer. "■ MANY HAPPY RETURNS Bill Beatus, December 29. 1947—A Year for Pulling Together Heavy Mexican Cattle Shipments Halted Here By New U.S. Ban On Livestock Importations It was anything but a Happy New Year for shippers of cattle from Mexico. Reinstatement of the American ban on Mexican cattle Thursday halted importation of thousands of head at Nogales and other border ports. A total of 2,956 would have been imported into the United States at Nogales between Thursday night and Tuesday if the ban had not been put on, and at Sasabe 2100 more would have come across the border Monday and Tuesday. The Bureau of Animal Husbandry “It Doesn’t Matter Whether You Won Or Lost But How You Played The Game,” Says Grid Banquet Speaker “When it’s all over it doesn’t matter whether you won or lost but how you played the game,” Father Doran of Sacred Heart ■Church declared in addressing the Nogales and Patagonia teams at the eighth annual Rotary Club sponsored football banquet at the Montezuma Hotel Thursday night. A true friend of the boys and girls of this community and always work ing toward more recreational facili ties, he said that Nogales is far be hind in its youth recreation develop ment. “Tucson budgets $198,000 for youth recreation and Nogales $300,” he asserted. Loyd Ledford was master of cere monies at the banquet for which covers were laid for approximately 125 Ledford said the gath ering “is the greatest affi-ir held in this city each year” and tAdicated 1946 event to the mothers of the football players. He added that the NOGALES, ARIZ., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1, 1947 in Washington ordered the ban on account of outbreaks of the dread hoof and mouth disease in the Mex ican states of Vera Cruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, Tlascala, Monterrey, Ta maulipas, and the federal district at Mexico City. The border was quarantined on June 6 when stock imported into Mexico from Brazil was believed to have been infected with hoof and mouth disease. That ban was lifted October 17. Under date of Dec. 27, John Red mond, inspector in charge of the (Turn to Page Ten) coach here needs assistance. Coach John Herrera in introduc ing the Nogales players said he had no alibis to make for the showing his team made during the season just closed. The Patagonia players were in troduced by Coach Harold Clough; and Rev. O. A. Smith made a few remarks, praising the boys of the two teams. Annual award of gold footballs by the Nogales International went to the following lettermen: Co-Captain Bob Pierson, Co-Cap tain Ben Teyechea, Jim Titcomb, Gaston Bachelier, Bob McDowell, j Harry O'Hagin, Mario Fontes, Oc tavio Carrasco. Abran Trujillo. Jack Brunswicker, Bob Lopez, Richard Hernandez, and Joe Pina. Committee on arrangements for tl: - banquet was made up -of Harry Chernin, chairman; Herman Med len, Craig Pottinger, Louis Escalada, and R. C. Blabon. Father Os Local Woman Dies In Oklahoma * Judge James W. Bolen. 72, father of Mrs. Louis Escalada of this city, passed away on Christmas eve at his home in Ada, Okla., following an illness of almost seven years. Besides his daughter here, he is survived by his wife and another daughter, Mrs. Warren Kice. and a sister, residing in Ada. Mr. Bolen was a district judge at Ada 16 years and was often spoken of as a Democratic candidate for governor of Oklahoma. He was one of that state’s best known orators. Apaches Play St. David And Tucson This Week (By BILL TITCOMB) Coach Johnny Herrera’s Apache basketballers will take on the St.. David Saints Friday night at 8 p.m. at the high school gym. The Saints defeated the local ball club, 36-34, in an earlier engagement at St. David. Nogales has won two games from Tombstone and Patagonia and has dropped two to Glendale and St. David. : The Apaches will take the court as underdogs but should give the St. David team a rough run the entire game. Nogales builds their offense around Octavio Salgado, Armando iPreciado, and Dick Myers. The guard slots will probably be handled by Ben Teyechea and Bob Lopez. The tribesmen will journey to Su perior to meet that school Saturday night. Friday night, January 10th, the Indians will take on the powerful j Tucson High School Badgers and the following night they go up against the Panthers of Amphithe atre High School in Tucson. Both games will be in Nogales and a large crowd is anticipated to witness the Badgers “potential state champions” in action. 1946 A Boom Year In Building Circles At Nogales; Construction Os 11-Story Skyscraper Well Under Way Building circles in both Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, en joyed a boom year in 1946 —the most active period from a construction standpoint in many years. NOGALES, ARIZONA In Nogales, Arizona, the new two story Ford building at the northeast corner of Morley avenue and East street was finished, work is nearing completion on the Forbes Sports j wear structure just south of the postoffice and an auto tourist court in Walnut Grove, and in various parts of the city new homes were completed. The year also saw completion of the new Andrew Kux warehouse on Grand avenue and in the north end | of town, just south of the old Karns j swimming pool, rapid progress is Last Rites For Jose Lopez, Traffic Victim Funeral services for Jose M. Lopez, Sr., 42, member of a well known Nogales family, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Church and interment was made at the Nogales cemetery. Lopez was killed in a traffic acci dent in Los Angeles on Christmas Day. Reports state that he attempt ed to cross a busy intersection and the dense fog hindered him from seeing an approaching car that struck him down and killed him in stantly. Born in Nogales, Lopez had left for Los Angeles recently to obtain employment. Survivors include his father. Charles Lopez, Sr.; his wife, Mrs. Amalia Lopez; four sons Joe, Jr., former Nogales High School football star; Bobby, Rudy, and Louis: and a daughter, Consuelo; two brothers, Charles, Jr., and Bias; and two sis ters, Lolita Lopez of Nogales, and Mrs. Consuelo Stanton of Los An geles. New Parking To Be Enforced “The new city parking ordinance is to go into strict effect after the first of January and all violators will be prosecuted,” it was stated by Police Court Judge E. L. Chalfant. Signs were posted this week to warn the public of the parking re- I strictions. j The ordinance restricts parking on I Morley avenue for more than one | hour between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. and i between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sundays and holidays excepted. Parking on Grand avenue is restricted to one hour between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. and two hours between 9 a.m. and 6 p. m, Sundays and holidays excepted. The ordinance also states that trucks I will not be allowed to park in resi dential districts for more than one i hour. *~~~T Alfred Taylor Nogales Visitor Alfred J. Taylor, deputy collector of customs at El Paso, and son Al fred, Jr., were visitors here the first of the week, leaving for Phoenix Tuesday to join Mrs. Taylor and son Stephen who are visiting there. Mr. Taylor and family will return on New Year’s Day to El Paso where Taylor has been deputy collector J since moving away from Nogales in j December 1945. International Trade — The Lifeblood of Nogales FIVE CENTS A COPY being made on Walter Holm’s vast tomato packing plant, and a short distance south of there, the Pacific Brokerage Company’s warehouse. NOGALES, SONORA Construction of the 11-story Banco de Nogales skyscraper in Nogales, Sonora, is well under way and the building will house the bank and a hotel to be known as “Marcos De Niza.” I Many other business structures and homes were completed as was j also a school, and now being erected is a large Catholic Church and nu merous homes and business houses. (Turn to Page 10) Holm & Company Publishing Articles Publication of articles of a new corporation known as “Walter Holm & Company. Prepackagers of Fancy Tomatoes,” begins in today's Nogales International. They will operate the largest to mato conditioning plant in the United States and will employ more | than 100 people in their vast building now being erected just south of the old Karns swimming pool on north Grand avenue. Listed as incorporators are Walter Holm, head of the Mexican Produce Company; and James V. Robins, well known attorney. The capital stock of the corpora tion is $300,000. Collections At local Port Ahead Os Year Ago Customs collections at the port of Nogales since beginning of the fiscal year July 1 are far ahead of the same period a year ago. Total up to Dec. 27 was $617,401 as compared to $553,677.39 a year ago. Carload importations since July 1 and up to December 27 included the following: Cattle 414, tomatoes 612. For the same period a year ago cattle total was 300 and tomatoes 659. H. Ramirez Re-Buried In Australia Humberto Ramirez, who was killed on Oct. 2, 1943, while serving with the sth Fighter Command of the sth Air Force and was buried at Port Moresby, New Guinea, has been re buried in a well-kept military ceme tery at Brisbane, Australia, the war department has advised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ramirez, 101 Quarry street. Fire Damages K. Os C. Hall The Nogales Fire Department an swered an alarm at 3:45 a.m. Thurs day and extinguished a blaze in the main entrance to the Knights of Columbus Hall on Grand avenue. The alarm was turned in by Zack McKinney, local merchant police man. The total damage was estimated at about SIOO and if it had not been for the alertness of McKinney the fire would not have been caught in its early stage and would have , caused a much greater damage, it was said at the fire station.