Gatesville Messenger And Star Forum, May 26, 1961

Gatesville Messenger And Star Forum

May 26, 1961

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Gatesville Messenger And Star Forum (Newspaper) - May 26, 1961, Gatesville, Texas Service P Boy P066 i Dallas fJoxas Coryell Countys HOME NEWSpaper For More than 70 Years AND STARFORUM Gatesville 17 24 Consolidated September 1907 MAY 1961 Coryell Cancer Reelects Sims lOe Per Copy Town to Close lor Memorial Day Tuesday Gatesville will close its bus iness doors Tuesday in obser vance of Memorial the May 30 holiday when America pays tribute to its war Indications over the business section this week were that practically all retail establish ments will be closed for the day along with federal gov eminent offices with the ex ception of the ASC the the city banks and utility No formal Memorial Day pro gram is scheduled in so the citizens will be free to seek out their favorite spots of recreation and It is expected to be a big day for fishing and picnicking spots in this Since the holiday will throw The Messengers production gears off all news correspondents and con tributors are asked to furnish this newspaper with their copy on if May 31 Is Last Day on61 Feed Groin Signup May is the last day for Coryell County mers to sign applications to par ticipate in the 1961 feed grains To handle any late rush of the coun ty ASC office in Gatesville will remain open on the Memorial Day holiday according to manager Clois As of Thursday 450 farmers had placed acreage in the new program and had drawn in advance pay Acreage designated for reduction from corn and grain sorghum production by the par ticipating farmers will be put to soilconserving Thursdays acreage total was acres of corn land and acres of grain sorghum No grain or hay may be har vested from this Stone pointed although it may be grazed until May CRUMPLED CARS offer mute evidence of the force of a grinding headon collision on 36 north of Gatesville early Driver of the car at the Turnertville schoolboy David was killed in the The nine member John Taggart family was riding in the auto pictured at the Five of them were but are reported recovering satisfactorily in the Coryell Memorial James Franks Dies in Accident James Dock Franks Uvalde druggist and former Gatesville was acci dentally electrocuted about Wednesday while working at his farm near The electrical charge struck Franks when his hand touched the metal roof of a pump house on the Funeral arrangements are in The services will be held in born and reared in Gatesville and son of and Franks of this graduated from high school here and from the University of Surviving are his wife and a fiveyearold of Uvalde his parents one broth Marvin Franks of McCamey and two Louis Neu man and Billy Joe both of North Hoods Officers Say Camp Readied Our troops already feel theyre a part of Charles Brown told group of Gatesville business leaders Tuesday during a lun cheon at the North Fort Hood Officers deputy post com mander of North Fort heads the 400 troops on site support duty at North Hood for ihe summer training The troops are members of the Second Medium Tank 37th 2d Armored Di Brown is the battalion commander and he and his of ficers were hosts for the Tues day attended by 20 Speaking briefly at the lunch eon were Brown Ed ward Fort Hood commander and Weldon Routt and Jackson of The battalion is now winding up the job of getting the North Hood cantonment area ready for the invasion of Army Reserve and National Guard The training season will begin June when the Army Reserves 90th Infantry Division arrives for a twoweek Wheat Loan Rate Pegged at Wheat loan rate for 1961 in Coryell County will be per the ASCs Clois Stone announced Stone said wheat marketing cards will be mailed out within the next few days to the coun tys wheat but that any grower needing his card now should call at the ASC office and it will be issued immediate CORRECTION The Messenger wishes to make a correction in regard to the item in last weeks edi tion concerning Ray Payne and the new Guaranty Bank It was stated that he is architect for the Ray has a degree in architec ture from the University of but is not yet a regis tered Jonesboro Okehs School Tax Hike By a nearunanimous vote of 45 to Jonesboro school dis trict taxpayers Tuesday ap proved a 25cent increase in the school tax It will be upped from to per Jonesboro school officials fig ure the increase will bring in an additional in tax revenue The school districts valuation is The trustees had called the election after announcing addi tional money was needed to enable the school to meet state Wreck Claims Youths Life A Turnersville High Schpo football star was killed and five members of a family traveling from Colorado to Houston were injured when two cars rammec together headon at m Sunday on 36 five miles north of Dead on arrival at Coryel Memorial Hospital was David W son of and Mrs Jehu Jones of His death was Coryell Countys six th traffic fatality of See obituary on page and John Taggart and their seven mov ing from Colordo to were in the other Injured were Katherine 30 head and chest broken right John broken left leg and lacerations on the John broken left leg and lacerations on the Steven broken right Tonie head lacer The being treated in the local are reported recovering Four of the Taggart child ren 10 8 Danny 6 and 2 miraculously escaped Highway Patrolman who investigated the ac said the Jones car was on the wrong side of the road at the time of the Sup position is that young Jones went to sleep at the The Jones car was headed while the Taggarts were raveling south toward Gates The front ends of both automobiles were and both drivers were pinned n the The Taggart car was pulling a trailer loaded with household It was not B la kley Tower Saturdays Votes Will Pick Senator Coryell County voters will help write the final decision in Texas contest to choose a senator Saturday when they cast ballots in a special elec tion that finds William Bill Blakley in the Democrat ic corner and John Tower under the Republican Polls will be open from 8 to 7 in the same 23 precincts in which a 70candi date senatorial race prelude to this runoff between the sur vivors was held last April As a courtesy to voters of the Gatesville the Jaycees are offering free rides to the polls from 9 to 4 Satur Anyone wishing to take the Jaycees up on this transporta tion offer should telephone We are happy to provide this and we hope lots of people will use a Jaycee spokesman Only votes were cast in Coryell County in the April bal and a late drive has been staged to pump up voter inter est over the county in Satur days Democrats feel that if theres a big vote Blak ley will Tower is expected to run strongest in the vote rich metropolitan areas such as Dallas and Tower led the statewide tic ket in the April 4 Blakley was the frontrunner in Coryell gar nering 623 votes In this Tower finished third be hind Blakley and Jim Wright as he polled 291 Both Blakley and Tower are recognized as conservative can Blakley is running as a creative conservative while Tower campaigns as an arch conservative of the Barry Gold water badly The victims were taken to the hospital by Scotts ambu the patrol and in a car driven by Troy State School for Boys A threecar collision occurred at Sunday on Hwy 190 in Copperas The mishap involved cars driven by Palma of San Ellen Cockram of Copperas Cove and John Edward Campbell of Kil riding with her sustained a broken hip and Hettie a passenger in the Campbell received head Jack Flat and Albion of Gatesville were Seavey injured at Tuesday when cars they were driving collided on 36 in Palmer was making a left turn onto the highway when the cars Both autos were badly The men were taken to the Coryell Memorial Hospital by Scotts treated for a gash on the fore head and was released from the hospital Seavey sustained two broken ribs and other chest and is still in the June 570 Period Is Tagged Jaycee Rodeo Week In recognition of the Gates ville Jaycees 23rd annual rod the week of June 510 has been officially proclaimed Ro deo Week in Gatesville by Mayor Dan Local citi zens are being urged to dyke themselves out that week in western gear as a rodeo promo The three night performances of the big western show will be held June 8910 at the Fire mens Rodeo Bleachers at the showsite are being re novated by the and a At Levita and Gatesville School Merger Vote Ordered Proposed consolidation of the Levita school district with the Gatesville Independent School District will be decided by vot ers of the two districts in a special election June The election was ordered by County Judge Norman Storm this week after he received peti tions for such a vote from both the Levita and Gatesville dis Thirty qualified voters in each district had signed the The Levita district includes the old Arnett which Phone Rate Verdict Is Slated Monday The City meeting in special session at the City Hall at will re turn its verdict on Gulf States Telephone Companys request for approval of a rate increase to finance installation of a mod ern dial telephone system in Gulf States first made its bid back in arid earlier this month told the Council need for approval was urgent in the face of the rising costs of dial system equipment and the need for immediate im provement in the local tele phone The aldermen attributed their reluctance to grant approval to the belief that most of the towns citizens feel the reques ted rate increases represen ting a 50 per cent hike in some categories of telephone service are too Reports are that a petition opposing the rate increase is being circulated in new section of bleachers has I downtown Gatesville this also been The JCC members are going in an attempt to MillionDollar Investment Gulf States stand is that in see that this years rodeo is stallation of a dial system will See the companys investment in Back This Section Gatesville to more than a mil King Quits School Tax Post Ruby tax collector for the Gatesville Independent School District since it was formed back in has re signed the post effective June Kings resignation was accepted by the school board at its last McKamie said Thursday no successor for King has been School Bus Found in One of Gatesvillcs school buses a 1954 Ford disap peared Sunday night from the school parking lot on College and was found Tuesday abandoned in Its iheft is blamed on a State School for Boys escapee who is still at Other SSB youths made a etaway from the reform school campus Sunday in one of the schools It was found Monday near lion and that the in creased rates are needed to make an investment of this size a sound Here are the monthly rates Gulf States proposes Business Business Residence Residence 2party Residence 4party The present rate schedule is Business 1party Business 2party Residence Residence 2party Residence 4party Report on Street Survey The aldermen will also hear a report on a survey of the con dition of city streets made by Mike Powers of Wacos Construction and City Sec retary Eiland The data supplied by the survey will be used by the Council in deter mining which streets will be paved during this summers improvement Mayor Dan McNeil Thursday announced that Waco had been em ployed to check city property lines on Main This is another step to determine how much right of way will have to be obtained for the widening of Main STATE SCHOOL themselves at Sundays reunion of former employees of the State School Boys left to Walter Ernest Si Bellamy and Raby The youngster in front is Miss Jennifer Swim Party Monday For Riding Club Summer trail rides and rodeo appearances will be planned by members of the Gatesville Rid ng Club when they gather at Monday at the Muni ipal Pool in Raby Park for a iwimming party and ice cream This is an important meet pointed out President and all club members and their families are urged to FOOD bountiful lunch was one of the reunions Shown at the refreshment table left to Hurl Walter and Elbert and Fred Mayberry and Mill Success of State School Reunion Calls lor Repeat Performance A crowd of more than 100 persons congregated at the Coryell Community Center for the first reunion of employees who worked at the State School during the 192841 administra tion of the late EL So successful was the event that it was voted to hold a similar gettogether in It was like a giant family reunion as the onetime SSB employees greeted each other and relived former Dansby was president of this first and Jeff Buckner was elected president of next years the date of which will be announced lat Hurl McClellan was re elected secretarytreasurer and Scott was reelected assistant Named to the program and arrangements committee for 62 were Raby Bill Ches nut and Bill Hix and Buckner were on the arrangements com mittee this Stamp Machine In Post Office Newest wrinkle at the Gatesville post office is a stamp vending machine that enables patrons to pur chase postage stamps dur ing the hours the post of fice windows are The selfservice installed is located next to the It takes dimes and For a you get six 4cent stamps and a penny For a you get three 3cent stamps and a penny And for a the ma chine dispenses one 4cent stamp and a penny Sfafe RepresenfafiVe District Is Changed Under the state redistricting measure adopted last week by the Coryell County will be placed in the 53rd Rep resentative District with Erath and Hamilton Under the present alignment these three along with have formed the 62nd The shift moves Bos que into the 52nd District with Johnson and Somervell The makeup of the 12th Sen atorial District remains unchan It embraces Coryell and Somervell Leaverton of Evant is this districts Crawford Martin of Hillsboro is the state Junior High Library Open on Saturdays Andrew librar ian of the Gatesville Junior High has announced that on May 27 and throughout the month of June the school library will be open every Sat urday from until 12 The same schedule is planned for July and contingent upon the number of books checked out during merged with Levita back in The proposed consolidation is a hotlydebated issue in the Le vita according to re A total of 64 schoolAge children reside in the which has been operating an eightgrade elementary school that during the past year had an average daily attendance of more than 30 Hie other students attend the Jones boro and Gatesville schools on a transfer Both Jonesboro and Gates ville have been sending school buses into the Levita district but state authorities have rul ed under the present set the Gatesville bus will not be permitted to enter the Le vita district this Judge Storm has designated the Levita school building and the Gatesville junior high gym nasium as the polling places fof the June 17 Gville Seniors Get Sheepskins In Rites Tonight School closes today in At the public school systems more than students will go to their class rooms to receive their final re port cards for the 1961 spring At the high school students will gather in the audi torium for presentation of a wards to outstanding underclass The elementary and jun ior high schools had their a wards program Then tonight in the high school auditorium comes the big event for 91 high school seniors their commencement rites and the presentation of The Class of 1961 will be the 62nd one to be graduated from Gatesville High The ceremony will begin at 8 when the Gatesville High School Band plays the processional for the The bulk of the program will be furnished by student Miss Patsy class will talk on A Sen iors Reflections and Bob Ed president of the will speak on the Most Inspiring Subject of the valedictory ad dress by Miss Jean Richter is Calm Moments in the Space In addition to presenting the McKamie will a ward medals to seniors desig nated by their records and fac ulty selection as standouts in scholastic and extracurricular activities at the school during the last nine A large crowd attended bac calaureate services for the Class of 1961 at the high school auditorium last Sunday even The sermon was delivered by Don associate minister of the Highland Park Methodist Church in Salvation Army Unit Picks Hollingsworth To Head Fund Drive Salvation Army headquarters in Dallas has announced Pat Hollingsworths acceptance of the role of campaign chairman for the Gatesville Service Units fundraising drive to be conduc ted in who is also chairman of the local service pointed out that the tion Army is conducting its own independent campaign this fall only because the Coryell County United Fund has gone out of The Salvation Army had been a participating agency in the local United und ever since its Going to North Carolina and Bill Gatlin and and Phillips will eave Saturday for to visit with ;