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1949 Water Carnival

Thanks to Jimmy Joe Moore for contributing this information!


The Fort Stockton Lions Club Presented

"The Cavalcade of Comanche Springs"


This was produced by Geller Productions of Hollywood with local talent

Staged and Directed by Robert Campbell

Narrated by Miss Gean Storey and Nolan Conner

Production Staff

The Public Officials Were:

Dan B. Bihl
Ladonia GoromCounty Treasurer
W. A. HaddenCounty Attorney
Bennie B. SullivanCounty Clerk
J. B. RandolphDistrict Judge, 112th Judicial District
Hart JohnsonDistrict Attorney, 112th Judicial District
Alan R. FraserDistrict Judge, 83rd Judicial District
Josephine BuchananDistrict Clerk
Charlie N. BakerSheriff, Tax Collector
O. T. JerniganJustice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Clayton WilliamsCommissioner, Precinct 1
Buck PyleCommissioner, Precinct 2
Ollie GarlandCommissioner, Precinct 3
Leslie BowmanCommissioner, Precinct 4

County Judge

General ChairmanDred T. Wood
Co-ChairmanWalter Butz
Talent ChairmenClyde Smith
Walter Buenger
Publicity ChairmanE. W. Smith
AmplificationMartin Baze
Ticket ChairmanPaul Counts
LightingJim Welker
Set ConstructionSam Loyd
RehearsalMaurice Bullock
ConcessionsJim Counts
Bathing RevueB. & P. W.
TreasurerErnest Triplett
Audience ControlA. F. Landers
Water Dist.Sim Reeves


Cast of Characters

BALLET DANCERS: La Fern Nance, Joy Hickman, Mary Jean McKenzie, Patsy Moody, Margaret Rachal, Patsy Vickrey, Connie Rivera, Peggy Dyche, Connie Lee, Susie Chriesman, Sue Meriwether, Connie Russell, Barbara Rainwater, Shirley Gerbert, Loretta Criswell, Gladys Burdine, Claudell Owens, Janice Choate, Ruthie Olson, Dixie White, Betty Meriwether, Mary Dare Resley, Leona Gillette
WATER BALLET: Shirley Stephenson, Roxie Burcham, Mary Neil Shannon, Helen King, Fleeter Haslam, Barbara Fortson, Mary Louise Mayes, Jane Rooney, Jane Dunn, Janet Williams, Jan Cunningham, Elizabeth Moore, Louetta Watts, Betty Hallford, Joan Ellyson, Betty Gibson, Daphene Palmer

EPISODE I: "Presenting Miss Fort Stockton"

Miss Fort Stockton of 1948 - Dorothy White

Water Ballet - Pennant Girls

EPISODE II: "Days of the Red Man"

Soloist, Clyde Smith; Indian Chief, Merle McDonald; Indian Princess, Barbara Fortsen; Medicine Man, Smitty Buchanan; Dance Soloist, Connie Rivers; Squaws, Carole Olgon, Ritchey White, Johnnie Moore; Young Indian Braves, Dick Moore, Charles Hunter, Jon McDonald; Spaniards, Woodrow Newton, Joe Bradley, Bill Dunn, Guy Cunningham, David Ligon; Indian Ritual Swimmers: Roy Dirickson, Bobby Lockwood, Bob Black, James Palmer, Jim Huckaby

EPISODE III: "Fort Stockton Settled"

Townspeople, Messrs. and Mmes. M. R. Bullock, Tommie Wilson, Bill Moody, H. F. Gilley, M. E. Fincher, Russell Payne, Moryt Russell, Oscar Graham, Charlie Baker, Jimmy Rooney, John Hassentin, W. W. Vickrey, Lee Hunter, Howard Tyson, Mr. Harrison Dyche, Mr and Mrs Merle McDonald and Mrs Douglas Adams, Mr and Mrs W. D. McAlpine, Mr and Mrs LeRoy Wood, Mr and Mrs Dan Patterson, Mr and Mrs Oliver Worthy, Comanche Ramblers.

Children: Sandra Patterson, Alvin Campbell, J. B. Mitchell, Tody Graham, Nancy Mitchell, Barbara Ligon, Joy Henley, Mike Hunter, Sarah Cunningham, Betsy Tyson, Betty Vickrey, Gay Vickrey

Swimming Duet: Hugh Burdine, G. H. Rainwater

EPISODE IV: "Law West of the Pecos"

Judge Roy Bean, Harrison Bullock; Lilly Langtry, Mrs. Ben Hillger; Prisoner, Smitty Buchanan; Traveler, Mofyt Russell

EPISODE V: "Salute to Fort Stockton" Finale

Bathing Beauties

Entire Aqua Cavalcade Cast

Other Articles Found in the Pamphlet

Matched Roping and Rodeo

Added Attractions

Clay Cade of Alpine and Bill Teague of Crane

Vie for Junior Crown of Southwest, June 11

An added attraction for Water Carnival visitors this year will be a matched calf roping between two top-notch younger ropers who promise to become champions of tomorrow, Clay Cade and Alpine and Bill Teague of Crane -- They will catch 10 calves each. In addition a jackpot roping is planned in the new Rooney Park Arena of the Pecos County Sheriff's Posse. An exhibition bronc riding event will complete the ticket for a big dollar's worth of entertainment, starting at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon (50 cents for children -- tax included in each price.)

List of Advertisers and Supporters
Adams, O. W.Agricultural Chemicals, Inc
Allen, DocAuto Electric Shop
Baker, Charlie NBeaver Construction Co
Becker, John GBihl, Dan B
Black's Drug CoBlair Construction Co
Boatman's Food MarketBolander, John & Co
Boone, Allen WBowman, Leslie
Buchanan, JosephineBullock & Moody
Burley BaconCage, T. C. Construction co
Caldwell, KeyesCameron, Wm & co
Carpenter Motor CoCity of Fort Stockton
City Welding ServiceClassen, Ashley G
Clietr, Mr and Mrs FredClub Cafe
Coca-Cola Bottling CoColeman Drug
Comanche CourtsComanche Spring
Community Public ServiceCook's Chevron Service
Conger's GarageCounty and District Officials
Cox Rushing Greer CoCunningham's
D & W Motor CoDavenport's Paint & Body Shop
Deemer Plumbing CoDees, Everts Dirt Work
DeLuxe & Gateway CourtsDixie Drive Inn
Dunagan Sales CoDunlap's
Edwards, LouiseEllyson Guarantee Abstract Co
Fabric ShopFarmers Supply Co
Farr HardwareFirst National Bank of Midland
Flower ShopFort Stockton Boot Shop
Fort Stockton Insurance AgencyFort Stockton Pioneer
Fort Stockton Sales & ServiceFraser, Alan R
Franks' Food StoreFrost's Bakery
Gailemore DrugGandy's Creamery
Garland, OllieGipson Hospital
Gorom, LadoniaGulf Super Service
Haden, W AHall & Wilkerson Grocery
Hallford CourtsHenley Insurance
Hillger Auto ServiceHillger's Texaco Service
Holland Jewelry CoHotel Springhirst and Coffee Shop
Hotel StocktonHubbs Cleaners
Jack & WoodyJamison, Pollard
Jernigan, O TJewel Box
JoAnn ShopJohnson, Hart
Kincannon, James L DrLad & Lassie Shop
Lawler CourtsLawrence & Miller
Leavell, C H & CoMary - Pauline Shop
Maurice ShopMobilgas, Mobiloil, Wholesale
Model Cafe and BarMoreland Radiator Service
C G Morrison & CoMosley's Photo Shop
Nance Electric ShopNathan's Jewelry
O'Quinn Drilling CoOsage Welding Co
Owen Hardware CoPark's Serv-U-Station
Pauline's Style ShopPecos County Airways
Pecos County State BankPecos Theatre
Pecos Valley Oil coPfiester Motor Co
Pickett, Thomas YPinke's Liquor Store
Pyle, BuckRainwater's, Bert Garage
Ranchers Wool & MohairRandolph, J H
Red Bluff Service StationRichardson Motors
Rosemary's Gift ShoppeRussell Floral
Russell, MofytS & S Transport, Inc
Sanitasy Barber ShopSerimshire Dress Shop
Security State Bank of PecosShannon, C R, Inc
Slaughter JewelrySmith Barber Shop
Smith Insurance AgencySmith, Lem Machinery
Stockton Auto PartsStockton Food Market
Stockton Motor CoStockton Pharmacy
Stockton Wool & Mohair CoSullivan, Bennie B
Taylor's CafeThe Trading Post
Trans-Texas AirwaysTrudie's Beauty Shop
Vickrey Variety StoreWalker's, Dee Gulf Service
Wallace Lumber CoWeaver, E. Dr
West Texas Equipment CoWestern Auto Associate Store
Whittacre Food StoreWilliams, Clayton
Wilson's Magnolia ServiceWilson, Vickrey
Winkler, N & SonsWinter Cleaners
Wood Motor CoThe United, Inc



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