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The following article appeared on the front page of
The Alice Echo
Alice, Texas, Thursday, December 1, 1932: 

Mike Risinger
   Accidentally Shot
      While Hunting 

    Brother, Ben Risinger, is Killed; no Charges Are Filed 

     Mike Risinger of Encino is in the Alice Hospital receiving treatment of gunshot wounds sustained while hunting on his ranch near Rachal last Sunday.
His brother, Ben Risinger, who accompanied him on the hunting trip was killed by the same shot.
     The two brothers were shot by Roberto Perez, a Mexican residing on the ranch, who was also hunting.
     The accident occurred about a mile from the ranch house near Falfurrias while the brothers were stalking turkeys, when he saw a movement in the
underbrush, and believing the objects which he saw in the thick undergrowth were turkeys, fired. One shot struck Ben Risinger in the heart and the other
shots sprayed Mike’s legs. Ben Risinger lived about an hour and a half after the accident occurred.
     No charges were filed against Perez, members of the family said Monday, as the accident was clearly accidental.


The following article appeared on the front page of
The Alice Echo
Alice, Texas, Thursday, December 8, 1932

Mike Risinger, Is
   Eligible for Title
   ‘Most-Shot-at’ man
 

     Mike Risinger, patient at the Alice Hospital receiving treatment for gunshot wounds received while hunting several days ago, is almost eligible for the
title of the world’s “most-shot-at” man.
     During the World War Mr. Risinger, member of the American Expeditionary Forces, was wounded by German gunfire in the Argonne Forest.
Surviving the bullets and shrapnel of enemy gunfire, he returned home only to become the accidental target of a friendly turkey hunter.
     Mr. Risinger was wounded in France November 2, 1918. the hunting accident in which he was shot occurred November 27, 1932.


On another page of the same issue, the following:
Hospital News
     Mike Risinger of near Falfurrias is a patient in the Alice Hospital receiving treatment for accidental gunshot wounds.
     Mrs. E. W. Bragg is receiving medical treatment at the Alice Hospital.
     C. C. Dodson, who sustained a broken right leg when hit by an automobile on the San Diego Highway several days ago, is recuperating at the Alice
Hospital.
     P. J. McPherson underwent an operation at the Alice Hospital last Sunday.
     Mrs. E. S. Harwell is receiving medical treatment at the Alice Hospital.
     Raul Palacios, who underwent an operation last week, has returned to his home in Concepcion.
     Mrs. J. C. Rubottom, who underwent an operation at the Alice Hospital last week, has returned to the home of her sister, Mrs. Joe Curlott.

Bishop George Craig Stewart of the Episcopal Church in Chicago is wondering what a thief will do with his formal ecclesiastical garb which was stolen
from his car.

The following articles appeared on a page in
The Alice Echo
Alice, Texas, Thursday, December 11, 1932

Hospital News

      Mrs. L. A. Kneip, who underwent an operation at the Alice Hospital several days ago, returned to her home Sunday.
     Juan Tijerina, Raul Garces, Joe Champion, Thomas Cavazos, Ismael Zavate, Raul Cavazos, all of Brownsville, were patients in the Alice Hospital last
week, receiving treatment for injuries sustained in an automobile wreck on the San Antonio Highway last Wednesday night.
     Mr. J. C. Rubottom of Hamilton underwent an operation at the Alice Hospital Wednesday.

     M. J. Risinger of Encino, who was accidentally shot last Sunday while hunting, is a patient in the Alice Hospital.
     Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Smith are the parents of a fine boy, Leonard Ralph, born Sunday at the Alice Hospital.
     C. C. Dodson of Wichita Falls, whose right leg was broken in a highway accident last Monday morning, is a patient in the Alice Hospital.
     Mrs. Robert Adams is receiving medical treatment in the Alice Hospital.
     Mrs. Robert Adams is receiving medical treatment in the Alice Hospital. [printed twice]
     L. W. Riley of Freer, is a patient in the Alice Hospital, receiving treatment for burns about the face and hands.

King Visits in Alice
Roy L. King, student at the University of Texas and member of The Daily Texas composing room personnel, was in Alice for the Thanksgiving holidays.
Mr. King is registered in the School of Business Administration at the University.

A portion of the page I copied, also contained the following: 

     Mr. and Mrs. Victor Janszen have rented an apartment in the Drug store building and are moving this week.
     Miss Ollie Alldredge and Bazel Bradford were visiting friends in George West Sunday.
     Among those who went hunting during the Thanksgiving holiday’s [sic] were L. C. Mitchell, T. N. Dorris, Glenn Dorris, Myron Truesdale and Clinton
O’Bryan.
     Elva Dorrins, of Kingsville was home during the holidays.
     T. N. Dorris and family spent Sunday with relatives in Corpus Christi.
     Mr. and Mrs. Henry Holleman were Corpus Christi visitors Sunday.

The following articles appeared on one page in
The Alice Echo
Alice, Texas, Thursday, December 15, 1932 

     Dr. C. F. Winfield made a business trip to the Rio Grande Valley Wednesday.
     Miss Bettie Bounds, a member of the nursing staff of the Alice Hospital, is spending a few days in Corpus Christi.

Hospital News 

     Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Appleton of Thompsonville, a girl, Alice Lee, at the Alice Hospital last Sunday morning, December 11.
     L. W. Riley returned to his home in Freer Friday, after receiving treatment at the Alice Hospital.
     Mike Risinger, who is receiving treatment at the Alice Hospital for gunshot wounds sustained while hunting several weeks ago, is reported to be
improving.

Ye Ed Pays a Bet

     Dalhart, Texas.—John L. McCarty, editor and publisher of the Dalhart Texas, lost a football wager made with a subscriber at Dumas, Texas, when the
Dumas high school defeated the Dalhart high school. The bet consisted of making a speech on Communism from a soap box dressed in a pair of red
pajamas. The wager was paid before a large crowd.

Conference of Older Boys Held In Corpus Christi

     The Southwest Texas Older Boys’ Conference, held in Corpus Christi last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, was attended by Kenneth Fawcus, Jr.,
Homer Nunley, Reed Nunley, and Marvin Simmons who ganization [sic] for the coming year.
     Jake Stephens of Corpus Christi was elected president of the organization for the coming year.

Lights Turned On

     Colored lights were turned on last Saturday at the intersection of King, and Reynolds with Main Street. The lights burn each night from 6 o’clock until
midnight.
The holiday lighting decorations will continue until New Year, it has been announced by E. E. Colson, secretary of the Retail Merchants
Association.

 

Transcription by Phyllis Risinger Thomas