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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press July 25, 2012 + The Hays High School Class of '77 hosted a two-day event to celebrate their 35th reunion. A Friday night dinner was held at Historic Kyle City Hall followed by a Saturday dinner and dance at the Paint- ed Horse Pavilion in Buda. The '77 gradu- ates invited the classes of'74 through '80 to join them at the Saturday night celebration. Two teachers also attended the Samrdaynight event, Joyce Smithey ; and Coach Bob Shelton. Traveling the farthest were Hal Scott from Virginia and Bruce Pederson from Tennessee. Attending the reunion were represen- tatives of the Hays Education Founda- tion to invite alumni to join the founda- tion and attend a tailgate party at the Rebel Homecoming on October 12. The Hays Education Foundation will also host a tailgate party and alumni chal- lenge at the Lehman Homecoming. COURTESY PHOTO PROVIDED BY SANDRA TENORIO Celebrating Hays High School Class of '77 are (back, I-r) Angle Tapia Moreno, Sandra Tenorio, Carol Hubbard, Esmeralda Zavala, Jo Ann Wilson Scott, Donna Cox Wallace and Tammy Steele Hartman. (front, I-r) Liz Worely Ferguson, Debbie Cox Thames and Bonnie Dablegott Becker. ....... ..... ADWARE SPYWARE MALWARE VIRUSES On-Site Removal (requires broadband intemet access) Norton Internet Security and Anti-Virus 2010 Mfr. Rebates Available to Previous Owners , not roses To schedule an appointment, call 512-694-1746 p~netired revolutionary cho Villa took his last e on July 20, 1923 not astride his favorite horse Seven Leagues but behind the wheel of a 1919 Dodge touring car. Among the hardened outcasts from the wilds of northern Mexico that an- swered Francisco Madero's stirring call to arms was ban- dit chieftain Doroteo Mango, alias Pancho Villa. The illiter- ate hall-breed did not know the first thing about formal military tactics, but he had a merciless knack for striking terror in the hearts of the rich and privileged. By the spring of 1911, with the soldiers of dictator Porfirio Diaz bottled up in their bar- racks, Villa controlled the state of Chihuahua. Else- where, however, the rebellion progressed at a far slower pace causing Madero to turn thumbs down on the daring idea of a surprise attack on Ciudad ]uarez. Displaying his usual disre- gard for the chain of com- mand, Villa seized the sister city of E1 Paso with surprising ease. On the other side of the Rio Grande, Texans by the thousands observed from their rooftops the brief but bloody battle. The next morn- ing, they watched in horror as Villa personally executed high-ranking captives. The fall of Juarez doomed the 27-year reign of strong- man Diaz, who soon fled the scene. But his long overdue departure did not bring down the curtain on the Mexican Revolution, which eventu- ally claimed two million lives and encouraged more than 250,000 Mexicans to immi- grate to Texas. A Pollyanna dreamer rather than a two-fisted ruler, Madero had hardly assumed power before cynical generals began to plot his overthrow. As his reward for loyally stand- ing by the endangered hero, Villa was thrown in prison by the muddleheaded Madero. Failing to see the benefits of incarceration, Villa literally walked away in early 1913 and did not stop until safely reg- istered in an E1 Paso hotel. In his absence, Madero was mur- dered byVictoriano Huerta, who immediately filled the presidential vacancy. Like an avenging angel of death, Villa returned and organized a huge private army based upon the strength of his personality rather than politics. As unpredictable as he was independent, the towns of the strife-torn north never knew whether to expect courtesy or carnage from the volatile rebel. Sometimes Villa and his men were perfect gentlemen, while on other oc- casions they reverted back to their bandit roots raping and plundering at will. Since the luarez victory, the U.S. press had portrayedVilla as a swashbuckling Robin Hood. In keeping with this uncritical coverage, American reporters deliberately over- looked the many atrocities committed by the villistas. Even WoodrowWilson, impressed by the fact that Villa did not bad-mouth the United States, was swayed by the slanted stories. The president picked Pancho as the leader best qualified to calm the troubled waters of the stricken neighbor. With the fall of Huerta in 1914, the revolution entered a third blood-soaked phase. Neither Villa in the north nor peasant champion Zapata to the south had a program to re- store order and pull the coun- try together. When Venustiano Carranza boldly seized power, a savage civil war ensued. Deciding in the fall of 1915 that Carranza clearly had the upper hand, Wilson extended full recognition and complete support. Incensed by what he interpreted as a backstab- bing betrayal, Villa went on a rampage. Failing to get a rise out of the patient president, he crossed the border in an unprecedented raid on Co- CALLISON Jo G. Callison, 80, retired bookkeeper of Dripping Springs, formerly of Kyle, died Thursday, July 19, 2012. Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle followed by burial in Kyle Cemetery. GROSSKOPF Alyse Nicole Grosskopf, age 13, was born in Austin on February 16, 1999 and was called to the angels to join them above on Monday, July 16, 2012. Alyse is survived by her mother, Joann Grosskopf; fa- ther, Ryan R. Grosskopf; grand- parents, Joyce and Jimmy But- ler and Marilyn J. Grosskopf, brother, Thomas Purcell; sister, Christina Purcell; aunts, uncles and many cousins. Memorial services were held at the Thomason Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 inW'unberiey. Burial ser- vices followed at Wimberley Cemetery. Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C Mike Manning and Ralph Pfiuger on July 30; Ginny Harlow and 97-year-old Helen McCaughan on July 31. Birthday wishes to ]esse Logan on the first day of August. Anniversary wishes to Steve and Charlotte Quisenberry on their 22nd wedding day on July 27 and to Buda City Council member Todd Ruge and wife Elizabeth on their sixth anniversary on August 1. ooo So glad to hear that Pat (Jones) Shoemaker has had a truly amazing recovery after having surgery and is now at Legend Oaks at Plum Creek. She should be there for a cou- ple of weeks and then home. Only a month before school starts again, enjoy the lazy days of summer. lumbus, New Mexico. That was, of course, the last straw and provoked military intervention by the U.S. For months Gen. "Black Jack" Per- shing searched high and low for V'tUa but withdrew empty- handed in January 1917. Villas force of 50,000 steadily dwindled down to 600 before his negotiated surrender in 1920. In exchange for tossing in the towel, he was granted amnesty and given a hacienda. Surrounded by his personal staff and admiring hangers- on, Villa was more than happy to let bygones be bygones. But a fanatic handful of upper- class enemies would not be denied their revenge. For three long months, the eight conspirators hid in a house in the town of Parral, where the retired rebel owned a hotel. Confident Villa would show his face sooner or later,. they bided their time and cleaned their guns. On a hot summer day in 1923, Villa finally appeared with five companions. Finish- ing their business at the hotel, Pancho and his pals piled into the shiny Dodge and headed for the hacienda. The first shot shattered the windshield striking Villa squarely in the chest. As the automobile careened out of control and crashed into a tree, the assassins ran into the street with guns blazing. Seconds later the shooting stopped. Sixteen bullets had done the job. Lying lifeless in the front seat was the invin- cible Pancho Villa. Do you have your copy of "Tornadoes, Hurricanes & Other Disasters," the latest "Best of This Week in Texas History', column collection? Order today at or mail a check for $14.20 to Bartee Haile, P.O. Box 152, Friendswood, TX 77549. 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