Texas Pecan Business Meeting

Pecan Research

REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

July 12, 1967

The meeting was called to order by President James E. Anthony at the Green Oaks Inn, Fort Worth, Texas at 8:15 a.m.

Arrangements Committee

Recognition was given to Mr. Woody Clemons, Clemons Tractor Company, Fort Worth, Texas, for the use of two Ford tractors during demonstrations on Tuesday afternoon.

Auditing Committee

Your committee has examined your treasurer's records and after applying checks and tests that we deemed necessary we find that the reports reflect the true condition of income, expenditures and balances of your association.

We commend Dr. Storey for his record keeping and for his detailed, itemized statement.

Respectfully submitted,

  1. M. Doerfler, Chairman

Exhibits Committee

The annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science at Texas A&M University August 27-31, 1967 was announced. Attention was called to the special pecan exhibit to be shown on August 27 in conjunction with the National Fruit Breeders Symposium on breeding for disease resistance. George Madden, U.S. Pecan Field Station, Brownwood, Texas, will present a paper on breeding pecans for disease resistance.

Legislative Committee

President James E. Anthony announced that$80,000 in state funds and $66,000 in USDA funds would be available for pecan research by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station September 1, 1967 through August 31, 1968. He indicated that this was a$23,000 increase in state appropriated funds over the previous twelve month period and that an announcement would soon be made on the breakdown of these funds.

Location Committee

Frank Altom presented the advantages of conducting the conference in Abilene. Floyd Gage presented the advantages of Brownwood. He indicated that 140 new rooms were available in the new Riverside Motel with prices at $8 for singles, $10 for doubles, and $12 for two double beds. He indicated that the USDA Pecan Field Station at Brownwood was available where a field trip could be conducted to see research in progress.

Hugo Pape made the San Antonio presentation with indication that the HemisFair would be a very excellent attraction for delegates .A vote on a motion to reverse the order of meeting in Districts 3 and 4 was carried 32 to 17.

A motion was made to meet in Brownwood in 1967 was ruled out of order because the 1967 meeting had already been held in Fort Worth.

A vote was taken after a revision of the recommendations of the Nominating Committee to submit only Abilene and Brownwood for the conference to vote on. Abilene received 18 votes and Brownwood 35.A motion to meet in Brownwood then carried 44 to 3.

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Memorial Committee

It falls our unhappy lot to report the death of four members of the Texas Pecan Growers Association during the past year:



Mr. Jimmy Ara Mr. Doss Alexander

405 South St. James Street Rising Star, Texas

Gonzales, Texas 78629

Col. Ernest Greene

Mr. W. T. Adams Lytle, Texas

3241 Southwest Drive

Wichita Falls, Texas 76305


We pause at this time in memory of these whose passing has been reported to us. Let proper record be made in the minutes of the meeting and our heartfelt sympathy be extended to the bereaved families.

If you know of anyone else among us, or in our families, who has passed away during the year, we are sorry about this omission and would appreciate your reporting the name to our secretary, Dr. Benton Storey.

Respectfully submitted,

  1. T. Evers, Chairman
  2. W. Schuhmann
  3. Guy Risien

Nomination Committee

Officers and Directors were nominated as follows:

---District 1, Charles Kothmann

---District 2, one year, Warren Wells

---District 2, two years, Felix Callahan

---District 3, Larry Womack

---District 4, Gilbert Heideman

---Secretary-Treasurer, J. Benton Storey

---Vice-President, Dallas Telford

---President, Fred R. Brison

Floyd Gage moved that nominations cease and the slate of officers nominated by the Nomination Committee be elected by acclamation. Motion seconded and carried.


Resolutions Committee


This committee presents for your approval the following resolutions:

Resolved that we express our appreciation to Bill King, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, for extending the welcome of the city.

That we express our appreciation to the management and personnel of the Green Oaks Inn for the courtesies shown.

That we thank the personnel of the Brownwood Experiment Station and personnel from the Texas A&M University system for their service to pecan growers and this association.

That we express our thanks to our out-of-state visitors for their contribution to our program, exchange of ideas, and good fellowship.

That we recognize and thank Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. Harris, and Bluefford Hancock for the Pecan Queen pageant, to the young ladies who participated and their Associations who made it possible for them to attend.

That we recognize the sponsors of the Pecan Show Awards.

That we commend Luther Rainey for attending our Association meetings for 43 continuous years and his contribution of time and talent to all who needed it.

That we recognize and wish the best to our new State Pecan Queen, Miss Regina Balch.

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That we thank the James Anthonys for hosting the excellent dinner at their home on Monday evening.


That we thank Dr. Haywood Turner for contributing a number of Inertia nut crackers for the second year to be sold and the proceeds used to help finance our Association.


That we thank Johnny Watkins and all the judges who helped make the

Pecan Queen Pageant a success.


That we again thank O. P. Leonard for all he did for this Association to make our stay in Fort Worth more pleasant.


That we recognize Mrs. Dorothy Holland for her outstanding service as Associate Editor during this past year. For getting out the first issue of The Pecan Quarterly and two issues of the Proceedings all in the span of 12 months.


That we recognize and give credit to our President, James Anthony for an excellent year of leadership, to our own Fred Brison for his many contributions as Vice-President and to our Directors for their untiring efforts. To Dr. J. B. Storey for the many hours of labor that he contributes to make our Association move. To John B. Harris, Director-at-large, for the inspiration for the new Pecan Quarterly.


Show Committee


Tabb Harrell issued an invitation for the South Texas Regional Pecan Show to be conducted in the city of Austin.


The 1966 Texas State Pecan Show, with 385 winning entries from the three Regional Pecan Shows last December, was conducted at the 1967 Annual Conference at the Green Oaks Inn in Fort Worth. Indications are that the Regional Shows and State Show schedule as conducted in December of 1966 and July of 1967 make a successful combination. Winners at the show were:


Champion Shelling --- Tabb Harrell, Austin --- Sioux Variety --- 62.0

nuts/lb. and 5.888% kernel.

Reserve Champion Shelling --- B. B. Freeman, Ranger- Ranger Variety --- 58.2 nuts/lb. and 62.5% kernel.

Champion Inshell --- Leonard Big Valley Farm, Goldthwaite --- Schley

Variety --- 43.8 nuts/lb.and 62.95% kernel.

Reserve Champion Inshell --- Leigh F. Fletcher, Las Cruces, New Mexico Wichita Variety --- 51.3 nuts/lb. and 63.9% kernel.

Champion Native-John J. Chilek, Yoakum-58.0 nuts/lb. and 55.88% 

kernel.

Reserve Champion Native --- Herbert Schriever, Geronimo --- 86.4 nuts/lb. 

and 54.29% kernel.


The champion pecan county honors were won by Brown county with a total of 125 points. Points won by other counties in the show were:


San Saba  ......................................105 Travis   ........................................38

Eastland  …………………………………….  95 Guadalupe  ……………………….…...  36

Hood  ............................................  82 Tom Green  …...…...…...……..…….. 30

Dewitt  ……………………………………….  67 Kimble  ......................................  28

Bastrop  ……………………….…………….  59 Coryell  ……………………………………  27

El Paso  …………………………….………..  55 Fayette  ……………………………….....  26

Menard  ……………………………………..  43 Mason  …………………………..……….  19

Gonzales  ……………………………………  39 Wise  ..........................................  13

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