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Commerce Journal, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1958, Commerce, Texas The Commerce Journal Serving The Home of East Texas State College VOLUME 69 Member Bress SEPTEMBER 25. 1SS8 TEK PAGES TODAY NUMBER 39 B- tS til Weather Fails A gully buster failed to halt work more than a lew hours on the South Sulphur river channeling R. L. project said One dragline operator was off duty during the heaviest of the downpour last but the huge machine was set back to work before slowly ing its way The bering 70-foot ciane has been in on a rou id- schedule since When completed the 40-toot- wide pilot ditch will below Emblem crossing to the Plan To Red River B. C. Claud Allard and other zens are planning to auend a regional meeting of tne Hed er Valley association in Oct. 3. The event hss been scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon at the hotel and is being held in conjunction with Day in TeKas aad Obla ho ma. Ground breaking ceremonies for the Willis spanning Lake will place at 3 just south of on the Oklahoma side of Lake An impressive program the morning consisting ol Congressional and State Army Bureau of Reclamation and Department ol Education and are scheduled to address the regional Tiie subjects will cover Hood water and tion abatement of municipal and for present and water To Speak second portion of the day's nd n 3 ceremony at 3 Oct. 3. which will feature principal addresses by Speaker Sam burn arid United States Senator Sobert S. Keir of The general public invited to attend both the regional ing and the ground breaking ceremonies at Willis Point The ground breaking ceremony Is bamg cc by the Sherman Chambers of the Lake association and the Hed River Valley Highway 24 a distance of about 15 Brush clearing had not been resumed The bulldozer operator waiting for the ground to C. MUler is lor the South At present the machines and their crews have dug about four miles of aad are ing approximately two miles east ol the Highway 11 Crews are going to and from work sJong the Hopkins county side of the Because of the work roads are in very bad and Mr. advised persons not equipped for rough travel to stay on high The is ahead on schedule and unless the ground longed or Sulphur over- the dragline will continue without Mr. Miller has ed he would not use mats under the for long periods of Such footings are by lashing loss together and them in the machine's First waler ran in the new Channel slier was not enough to t-a use scour The matn channel has not been ed nsw TS said that of the water carne small ditches and from direct runoff About three of raced down what soon be the new Jaycees Outline Projects Commerce Junior Chamber of Commerce started planning on two Texas State Homecoming and Christmas their Monday night Jaycee President James and Brute Hineman are to meet with Homecoming officials soon to offer Jaycee services during the ET Jaycees would Be willing to underwrite 8 big welcoming campaign if Officials Ronny Christmas ties announced that plans are under way for either a Christmas parade or a mas similar to the one us inaugurated last Further plans are to be pre- sented at Monday's A meeting of sons and prospective members of the Commerce Emergency Corps was scheduled night In the Chamber ol Commerce of- Functions of the corps were to be explained by Jerry Miller and Application forms arc now available to men over 20 years of Jaycees are sponsoring the organization until the corps can become One Norman end 15 members were present si the Monday To Hear Dallas Police Chief Carl Dallas chief of will be the speaker at the Commerce when it meets Friday noon at the City S. is in charge of the has sured members that Chief son will have an address of un- usual At last week's bers of the organization pated in a round-table session dealing with interesting Ralph named club representative on the Civic Planning beard with R. L. Jones as his Gus Simpson of Dallas was the guest of Jack Rams that played havoc with last cotton harvest stockmen an op- to establish fall and winter Charles of the Soil Conservation that rains of between 1 5 and inches were area the 12-inch deluge that fell near Point and Boll pullers returned to the in force after being since AU gins had been ing at capacity last Thursday and Thursday night whon forced to Damage to grade had not been determined since re- turns from samples on cotton Ibis had not been Cotton pulled Tuesday rooming showed some stain and was expected to fall in the strict low middling or about a bale under the going price eaily last growers and said a few days of sunshine help bleach the and frighten the Little loss has been reported fjom cotton from the In a lew fields bolls are opening on the Kalian rye grass combined with vetch or button or oats in similar arc 0-e recommended by the local Soil Conservation of- maximum returns seed should be put into the ground quickly as said Mr. planted i. inter pasture as a rule dures twice as much forage ing fall and as Usat sowed a month from have the best op- lo cut feed they have had in several All land should be pre- by disking or md breaking sodded permanent seed and rye traT planted ahead of the But if the pasture cover Is or if the ground to be has been in It be nest to plant after the ground Commissioners Meeting Attracts Large Crowd Commerce citizens packed the City Hall Tuesday evening and more stood on the but rumors of to proved to be only rumors and most of the crowd left just a bit There a brief departure from routine when A. W. Lilly told the commission that many of the Commerce people felt that there should be some changes in the city administration ana thai unless the city commission saw fit to make these changes there would very probably be another petition Dr. L. replied that he would nut be by the threat of any and that ii the people were they could tition for a Dr. Leberman said further that when company chose to withdraw their offer to purchase the city power that he the that the people had ken. He pledged his efforts to put the city to operating in the black and that no department would be unfairly imposed Join Discussion Joining in the discussion were H. D. Dr. H. M. White and T. Taj lor Commissioner Weldon Taylor his appreciation for the feelings expressed by the people speaking and observed that such en open expression of feeling would contribute much toward better diy City Manager M. B. Messier chose the opportunity to read a letter to the people of in which he the people of bi ought are and oats should be drilled In s A balanced fertilizer should be put down at the time of With the price of beef at Improved winter should pay off at the rate of per acre per A pound of beef per day per acre can be expected on thrifty of these combining oats or grass with the vetch and the risks of bloat are greatly re- Fcur gins reported 2526 of new cotton The crap was variously mated at from 30 to 40 per Gin figures Wednesday morning Gin 1002 Peek end Robinson 756 Farmers Co-Op 333 Gin 369 of what charges against the Commission and we all know the real reason behind this stems Irom the offer made by Texas Power and Light Com- pany to buy toe City Light trouble with of this sort is that with axes 1o often succeed izT people who do not or cannot dig up the facts that will prove or disprove the can take an oath that I was never approached in any at any by any representative or any of Texas Power and Light Company with regard to a job with the Company or an offer of a bribe on the Messier pointed out that the 1959 bond requirements were at their peak and would require a total of to meet scheduled The city manager also stated that tax levies would contribute an during the period leaving a balance of 56.- 184.41 to be transferred from utility The city manager also pointed out that payments on warrants during the year would require In discussing the fiscal outlook for Mr. Messier told the group that the city had ready picked up 66 meters from customers said that further increases in business would larger tions from the light and power department to the general The city manager evaluated the present light and power tem as capable of taking care of all the light and power needs of the city at this by adding a fuw transformers to the tion The dry manager that the pump on the Number 1 well had been broken and that the WSE out of He said further that the other three would be adequate to serve the city until next summer Instructed to seek bids for repair of the THE FINISHING V. do paints sign poles at the intersection Oi fall business route and FM 513 near tile ET State department workers erected these signs and many more along the SH 24 bypass around Mud Delay Maloy Construction Work on the Maloy FM 1563, was expected to be re- this week after being de- layed by rain and G. con- Grading has been completed on the extreme south end of the a strip ing the old Maloy to the Old Highway 67. Sand has been hauled in truckers be- ginning to bring rock when the rain Unless delayed too by bad Mr. McKnight said he hoped to have the entire 7.7- mile project finished by the end Of the yean Water Directors Seeking Contract From Engineers The Army Corps of Engineers has been asked to submit a posed contract covering acre feet of water m the new Cooper The request was made last Thursday by di- rectors of the Sulphur River Water district meeting m The engineers also are being a sited to provide information on what proportion of the cost of reservoir be assigned to agency under such Mrs. Middlebrooks Killed In Crash Mrs. Berna Middlebrooks of 1, was killed successful sale of the property in an automobile accident just and every charge made against the Longview city limits me aod the City in my is just as feel it my duty to bring this out into the so one will know the B. Manager of the City of Texas The meeting was called for a of city finances and future improvements with Mr. Messier presenting a report on the 1958 tax valuation and bond retirement Croup Of 279 Investors Investors in the Commerce In- Development revolving building fund continue to B. Wednesday reported a list ol 279 individuals and businesses that have their m the future of Total investments of this from the date of the industrial group's inception on March 19. 1956. through Sept. 22, 1953. amount to New names are being added to the list and their pledges said Sums range from several thousands oX dollars to Directors of the association have urged all area residents to Jom the regardless of amount who are members hold active interest in of said Mr. success cf the projects may hinge on the ot people in this income from today is approximately pci w Page Two Elmer Lee Babcock Manager D. D. Fayetto Manufacturing compa iys production checks specifications on me trailer chassis firm's new via i fdo Tho foot structure is scheduled for completion in the near cSl alf photo by Jimmy Lcc a former Commerce area was to assume duties as Brothers Mr. has been with more than 25 I returns Commerce where he Hhu and Mrs. Castnor planned to move Into street address this James former Is the new owner of Humble Service Station at Live Oak and Monroe Tom of also a former manager of the Com- morca has bern in Com- merce supervising the business during the Thursday Sept. 18 Also injured was Mr. he has been released from a pital and Is at the home of a daughter in Commerce The ple had gone to the East Texas city to vish a daughter and to see a granddaughter for the first Funeral services for Mrs. Mid- were conducted 2 Sunday at the First Baptist church in Officiating were J. D. of and the Rev. G. B. Bailey of Pallbearers were L. M. Jerry Billy Connally and Jim Mrs. Middlebrooks was the former Miss Roste Belle She was born Oct. 12, 1918. in She was the daughter of Pies and Lizzie Scott Both parents She lived in the Jot 'Em Down community in northeast Hunt county most of her She mained Berna Middlebrooks in Nov. 23. 1935. She was a member of the Church of other than her band and arc mo Mrs Berna Rose and Mrs Shirley Ann a Larry M. five and Lester Pickard all of ana Bulk Of the cost of the big reservoir project on South river will be paid by the federal government as a flood control water resents and must nance the proportion of the ex- pense by water im- pounded for municipal and in- Six directors attending were CI Quinten Miller and Grover snd Enos and Howard Sulphur Mr. Tarter said previous in- formation received on the local municipal water contract had been made obsolete through changes in federal The 115.000-acre feet figure was suggested by the army en- as a basis for Mr. Tarter said 115.000 acre feet is as the mum flow of the watershed could be utilized for and industrial The local use figure also is based on the major expansion of the reservoir proposed by armi engineers over the originally tempi ated This would place the dam ba- low tnc mouth of Doctor's creek instead of at the Peerless several miles which had been regarded as the most when the project was conceived about 10 years The big reservoir was described as moving ahead cording to Meeting witn Uie director were John D. of g ney for the water and Roy of executive vice president of tire Red River Valley New Cutoff City Loses Truck Traffic Commerce got its first taste of distilled traffic during the Lumbering tractor-trailer squatty mobile and squadrons of smaller vehicles Church Of Christ Minister Moves Here From Canton The of for the Commerce of Christ has been filled by A. The family arrived in Commerce about a week ago and includes Mrs. and two who two and a half years and who is la months of 4 Prior to coming to the worked wi th e Church of Christ in There have been two Cantons in their as they hail originally O. During their stay in Texas they helped the church begin a expansion gram. Mr. 25, is a re- cent graduate of Abilene college and while school was in a church He has taught in public schools one decision to enter the ministry came while was serving with the armed forces in While in Korea taught Bible classes twice a week and English classes two more evenings to Korean young people he and two other organized a group of 60 servicemen who worshipped in Seoul and supported at one tune five Korean He began publication of a paper called the was sent to members of the Church of Christ throughout the More than boxes oi clothing were ed through the Seoul group of While in Commerce the ister and his family will reside in the minister's home at 1401 Ash Tney are ly interested in the young people of the church and fed that much ol the of later life can be pi even Led if the church fulfills its purpose of guiding and ng our youth screened new EH 24 interchanges and shunted the newly northwest of the the news And the huge vehicles that truculently and as drivers sought to herd them down clogged streets and around narrow Commerce corners rollicked gaily along the new Within there mourning contact with t the But even them driving space was still premium during Increased at East Texas State has added more cars to the city's vehicular Downtown businessmen toot the change without much com- Service operators within the city noted a gasoline especially OH Sunday There also a belief among owners that drop-in trade was off. The overall opinion that would make tie difference in their Everyone was happy to of the crush of through A topic of general discussion was the new system of traffic the SH 24 and a generous sprinkling of keep merging traffic and stop caused many driver to way to the city limits for trial run in bark Several experienced Save their approval to the G. McKnight and coe Griffitts said tnat traffic would move more evenly anri with fewer accidents under the new Mr. McKnight said the layout in keeping other systems now in Other Commerce drivers were not as but predicted a rash of crashes at the All that the driver would have his hands full finding and threading ihe proper traffic George W. Boren Is Buried Friday W. war buried i; mound cemetery Friday after- following services in the Cars Damaged in Head-On Crash Two ears were badly tn a head-on crash ai the inter- Of Seal and Fusl streets about p.m Horace 903 and Jimmy 225-A Durham escaped Dd a 3952 Gortlon was attempting to turn left a Mrs Davis off Neal and three grandchildren Burial was in Ladonia tery under direction of V. Goff Funeral when his car was in with 1951 traveling west cm Damage is exported to exceed j on both Jones Funeral Home were T. R. Bennington and K. D. Mr. Boren died Sept. 17 at the home of a Mrs. Vesta in He was bom June 22, 1874, in and was ihe son of Charlie M. and Cynthia liff He had been a dent of the Commerce area 37 having moved here from Lamar He was a ber of the Methodist Surviving are three Mrs. and Mrs. ley Stevens of and Edna White of two Howard and Charlie Boren of 12 and 26 great and two B. F. Nabers of Commerce and Mrs. Verna Woodson of Pallbearers Tom Johnny O. N. Pat Brack and Boy Itee Has Bio Role in Texas State Fair banners and pennons go at the Fair of Texas college will bo The Commerce Uns veir a fti role in the Texas bit Mitchell Grenadiers ning to bo among helping initiate the nnu have an ancc 4 p.m. Oct 5 si the Hatl of Thu f timed precision drill team is now in the process ot for the new school Lost year the group won the Area K award in state Stephens is faculty On East Texas there will be enough Staters on the fair grounds to hold u. reunion An at the Higher center will be staged by and Ait be during the fair by Janice TO Scotty Darr and Education Center Dr. cf will 3 Oct. 13, at Higher Education bo a discussion of Dr. Spencer will DP in the which he helped He a member the with Peter OUt the conversion of Margo Jones theater to the present II is in the Higher Education also that East Texas State misic drama groups will Eatt Texas musicians be at 4 and 9 p.m. tn two of the Chorale pnd Biass conducted bi Dr. James E. and ui short by Dan scheduled in the same ball be performances tit 11 2 p and 7 p.m. of by James under the direction of Dr. Curtis Easter Song Tho performances will tute a Southwest premier for The drama Only other presentations have been staged m ths sily of Chicago and the sity of Of the cast of 16 three are and Judy The play is in verse and the selling is 16th tury Dr. Pope said the play was cast on the tost day of the ET summer and players in- to learn most of their I linos during the j is the play is fast ing Rehearsals Sept 15, before Every actor in the cast has at least one play to his include Holloy and Elizabeth Com- Nathan Wilson end Nini Sea STATE Hve NEW
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