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   Duncanvillite (Newspaper) - October 24, 1968, Duncanville, Texas                                 »i ' '' ' l'i-  ' I ' i .  ^ßm  Town' In North Düncänville  iàmé  5 <1 i't  m  WSê.  IV  F Ready For Movers.  Bricks Aré done.. J  One Goáe; Oiìe Reínains...  . í ' ''i  &m  A Typical Scene...  OFfIClAL PUBLICATION OF THÈ $UPÊM SUBWtBS  öe 9, Number 10  IXincanville", Texas  10^ Per Copy  Thursday, October 24, 1968  phers To Host Lancmter Friday  i^^lle panthers, against an almost strltig o! Injur-/ to get back on the i {fall Friday oight,but li't appear to be in the slii^ take ontholr big L Hb Lancaster ngers, |tp<ni.|aine at Panther  good slze andplentyrifejqjerl-ence.  Leading the Tigers are Skipper Deborde, a 20â-pound fullback; fGonneth (Joodman, a 170-p0und quarterback who started last year; and Rusty Putt, a 185-pound end, who is onn of the better receivers in the district.  In thd Une, tte Tigers boast tacWè firuce itlamfnons, 195, and guard Jdrry Mires, 200. Goodman operates the Tiger  a 4-3 monster defense that has 9 starters back from last season,' Putt and Déborde, who Weifé all-district performers in 1967, key the defense. Putt is a middle linebacker and Deborde a safety.  ' Coach Bill Savagé rates the  Tigers one of the better defensive teams Diincanville has faced. ^«They certainly have the manpower and experience to do the job," he notes.  Lancaster has a 4-2 season record, falling to Grapevine and surprising W«ahachle,  To Honor  ÍooMl  fis the big week for DHS football. The I meet the rival Lancaster Tigers here light. Maybe we are just hopeful, but ^olir Panthers will rise B?) for the' occasion ([, no prediction this week. . .Hold on a ^er-Daylight Saving Time will end Sun-Jpostalrates keep rising, they may have ptiiiiiqnilizerin the g;lue.. . Suburban staf-'rShiivoff on a week's vacation after hus-ftkon Shaw returned home Friday from .. The Chamber of Commerce is in need iidl volunteers to t^e teachers to the rluncheonshonoring the local teachers, mentary faculties ivill be honored Tues-ilethe Junior High and High sbhool facul-, 1 be feted November 5.:.. Folks ought to pulwhothey elect for President, because ifiif every time they elect a new one he's he one before... Janie Wallace, ex-,,, ,'t and now a Freshman journalism , t at Texas A &M, had the lead by-lined J about Becky Robinson and her roadside Istandon Highway 67 in an upcoming issue, ijyals, who writes Ryals' Riunble^ for the "in. penned t h e article.. . Congress ad-and folks stopped worrying about what [ be done for them n©ct. . . First Christian which had its 75th amiiversary dinner lication of Fellowship Hall the past week, » jounced that their new church library m • • Colds, sore throats, and vi-«111 making the rounds. . .The Jim Mc-sending out attractive birth, announce-«ich was on the insur ance theme. Won-f^^msurance theme?.. .A high school stu-«BKeauaio put something in the paper about Chairs in the school lunchroom.. .With  " jin.'ltHirease in the number of-teachers in the Dunsaii/ille Public Stohools has made It necessary for thé Chamber of Commerce to hold two luncheons honoring the teachers this year.  Faculties of the three elementary schools will be honored by merchants at noon ■niesday at the Oak Cliff Country Club.  Hie junior High and High School faculties will be honored November 5.  About 115 elementary teachers and businessmen are expècied to attend the dinner Tuesday.  Hie luncheon will be s'irvftd buffet style.  A $10 bill will be awarded to a teacher at each session as door prizes.  Classroom teachers and most non-classroom personnel—such as coaches, librarians and counselors—will attend the luncheon. In past years, only classroom teach; ers have been honored.  Businessmen are tô ^^ the schools-by 11:30 ajn. to. pick up the teachers, Ttiese desirtng to do so may go about 30 minutes early and visit In the teacher's Classroom,  "All businessmen and their guests should be at the Oak Cliff country Club by noon,' Fred Mc Junkin of the Chamber of Commerce said.  Room mothers and administrators will take over the classes while the teachers are ;, away. School PTA presidents  b^iiig sent to businessmen this week.  "Nearly all teachersi have been spoken for," Carolyn Williamson, secretary of the chamber, said. "However, we still have a few teachers that will need hosts,"  Ones who have not been contacted by the chamber and would like to take a teacher to the luncheon should call Mrs. Williamson at the chamber office, AX8-2040. The cost is $3 per person.  ■ Hils is the fourth year for the Chamber of Commerce to show their appreciation to the local teachers. The idea was originated by Wes Jespersen, manager of Ben Franklin Store.  "This is a good way to recognize the teachers," Mc-Junkin explained. "It 'also gives the teachers an opportunity to get acquainted with the local-businessmen."  Members of the Chamber of Commerce in charge of the [uncheon are McJuhkin, Charles Actoii, Jespersen, and eBeU.  While defeating Ter re II, Bishop Duiine, De Soto and Piano, which is leading its AAA district north Of,Dallas.  Savage's hopes for his young |ianthers gaining experience e^arly and coming on strong in the iMstrict 8-AAA race have b4en shattered by a string of injuries^-many of them of a freakish nature.  In last week's 27-0 loss to Tterrell, another key man fell ¡by the Wayside,  Frey, ,  er, suffisred a torn knee cartl- . läge on the first play of the game—a playinwhichhe made, no contact, but was running up-field to block.  He had an operation Tuesday. At the same time, de-  Blood Drive Slafed Again  Ihe First Christian Church in cooperation with the Dun-canvllle Fire Department is sponsoring another drive for blood donations in November —and this may be the last such drive for Duncanvllle. Hie drive wi 1 be Monday, November 18, from 5:30 to 8 p-m. at Central Fire Station, 323 W. Camp Wsdom.  Four previous drives have averaged only about 10 pints of blood donated, and Methodist Hospital workers say a city the size of Duncanvllle should come up with 30 pints in such a drive.  "If-we don't get better res-  (Continued on Page 7)  fensive secondary man Daniel Watkins was undergoing surgery for a hernia in another operating room. He had been lost a week earlier when the _ hernia was discovered.  These were the ninth and tenth players for the Panthers to lose for the season. This doesn't include some players who have missed a game or two with less severe injuries. . ■ ;  Savage^ non^'itiusged by the  sqUao; Says .he cah wiver re-memter a team being hurtthe way this one has. After a minimum of injuries the past five seasons, he Is at a loss to explain it.  The freakist nature of the ailments has even hit his co!|.ching staff. Tim Mar cum had surgery this week to remove part of his colon—and a ring which he had swallowed , 19 years ago.  ***  Last week's loss to Terrell was a blow to the team after entering the game rated even with the Tigers.  "We didn't move the ball well against Terrell," says Savage, as he pointed out a total offense of 107 yards.  Terrell exploded for three touchdowns In the second quarter and pushed over another in the final period tor the 27.0~final.  Rosle Brown scored twice on runs of 6 and 12 yards, Scott McGinnis took a pass for a score, and John Jackson intercepted a Panther pass and returned itfor »«other Terrell TD.  Soon To Have New Home...  'Ghost Town' Develops Along I.H. 20 Route  dre tb sftcurs parents to-tak»' over the classes. •  Teachers will return to their schools at 1:30 p.m. Letters and name tags are  D'ïocaoville, a local resi- - - • -  Ijoamentedthatshehaätohave one in order JrU$160$ ACI  , • ««^ni. oUCUttU W nave UUC 111,  mon^ to attend the others... Lost~Oné ^ .  saméis asked to return Qn Twa lfA|||C I'ytotheflowerbedofMrs. Ella Mae Bosh-"een^an street... Thefllmof the Panther «POKe for itself at the Quarterback Club ie tí¿ night. No one, was on hand to ItoB K • • Four or five Panther foot-, given f to fcomplain about a pep  LTJ ^recent pep rally.'..Coach Tim surgery Monday at Methodist fcal" b seriously 111 at Methodist  I 111 rt,:™?5ethat ásears outlet' Store will  Whitley, Dwayne Pelt just returned from the City.;.:.Though For Today:  Hie Board of Trustees for ' the Duncanviye Independent School District, meeting In a called session, has authorize^ the administration t^callifor ftimlture bids- for'Rastingv Elementary School ^and Instructed the admlnlsiiratlon to place $700,000 in bond money with the Bank of Services and Trust "in the most adva^ geous manner for tUs sebool  district."  The Bank of Services aid Ttust offered 5 per c^ interest • rate. The Fi^ N^j ' iional-^nk of Dmieaiivtlle ot-  Duncanvllle's "ghost town,' which is a different kind of animal, is slowly disappearing, house by house.  While most ghost towns are tte of stagnation smd  ' decay^ iDnncaiivUle's- ghOs^t town was created by growth and progress.  More than 200 homes are being forced Into relocation because of the clearing of the right-of-way for Interstate IBghway 20 wMch is skirting the northern edge of the city.  Most of these homes are along Thrush and Wren Streets and in various stages of disassembly. Some of the homeowners are still living In their homes, but most of the homes have been sold to the state and vacated, or are being moved to new homesites either in Duncanvllle or elsewhere.  A drive through the area reveals once neat rows of homes now going to seed--llterally. Lawns are unmow-ed and hedges not clipped. Vacant stone slabs mark spots where homes have been m6v-ed.  Many homes have been stripped of bricks in preparation for moving. Others stand vacant and forlorn--like a child waiting in line for his shots.  Mr. and Mrs. Billy Garner,  Chaiiber Electiig New Directors  Ballots have been mailed out to members of the Chamber of Commerce for nominations to the chamber's board of directors.  Members will vote for 7 of 14 nominees.  ' tlbnalBankofDoncanvlUeot- GaNGT-Paaater Rogfcr WHUams stops a Tbrrell Tiger ballcarrier Friday  Stored 4 3/4 per cent Interest, «¿8«. 11» Tigers were too tough for tlw-tocal bqzg^ however, and won 27-0.  *!nie ballots must t« return-ed to the Chamber of Commerce by Thursday, October 21, and announcement of the 7 board members is expected to be made during the first week of November.  The nomlnies are Gus Alexander, builder and developer; S^e ^ell, president of the First National Bank of Duncanvllle; Mrs. Alma Cason, real estate; Mrs. W. G. Hol-bert, owner, Duncanvllle Feed ^Sfere; J|j^es Horne^; Duncanvllle Clfy Miuiager; -Maureen Masslnglll, real estate; O.C. Morrow, owner, cabson Store; and Ed Seale, coordinator, Dallas Baptist College.  Also Bill Scherback, MObil Qli leg^ department; Bobby ams, o^r, S^ Extermina,-tors; HII Skeen, manager. Lone Star Gas Co.; Dr. Sa|va-dore Soriano, medical doctor; Ed Whlte^ real estate; and Qilie Whiten^ builder and devel<^r.  318 Thrush, are among the unlucky. Their home must go by October 31, but they have requested an extension. They have purchased property near Kaufman, but are having trouble getfing Ifie dèéd; «Wet " has delayed the iinal closing  the deal.  Garner, who is an employee of Culllgan Water Softeners in Dallas, will be commuting to Dallas whether he lives in Duncanvllle or Kaufman, he was well settled here, and the move is difficult.  What really Is galling to the Garners is that their house , is the last one in the block that must go. Their neighbors to the east are unaffected. To the west, all homes must go—and most of them al- • ready are going or are gone.  Mr, and Mrs. Tommy Bird-well live at 418 Wren—but not for long. Only five famiUes-still live on their block ctf-Wren. Deçember 1 is the deadline for them to move. They're trying for an extension, too.  When they learned they would have to move their home, they purchased acreage In Midlothian. Then they learaed their house was too big aiiJ would riot be permitted to move on the highway. Now they are looking for a suitable site In Duncanvllle.  Blrdwell, a machinist with Murdoch Engineer and Machine in Irving, is another commuter who must find a place to call home. And soon. He already has received one extension.  The clearing project presents a different problem for Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. KMghtv They have purchasiidthehome at 530 Wren from the Texas Highway Department, and now  must get the house moved to the lot they have purchased al 1235 Plateau near Duncanvllle High School.  They have 60 days to get thé house moved and 120 to get it back in shape at the new location. But before they move it, they are putting in sub-floor-ing, and It has been quite a job. Little labor is available for the work. Mr. aiid Mrs. Khight have been doing most of it themselves. Including raising^the house and preparing it for the housemoveris.  So, DuncanvillG's ghost town is affecting a lot (tf lives. Ctoce green , lawns will give way to wide stretch-. es of concrete, all in the name of progress.:  Progress is all rightfor tl» fellow living a mile from the freeway who anticipates a quick, nntroubled triii to'«anywhere." tt's those peofOe in the^ pate of progress vho mu^' suffer the Inconvenience.  «sa í'inttsr-í ^^vÄi .JIN/T ù.i^t'Â  '■il   

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