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Grand Prairie Daily News (Newspaper) - July 23, 1968, Grand Prairie, Texas Microfilm Inc Box Vxl36 i Texas 75285 222C GRAND 6f ACES 1 SECTION VOLUME XXI NUMBER 178 JULY 1968 WEEKDAYS 5c SUNDAYS GP building permits surge Having is complete on the Tarrant Road their engineer must approve th construct on up to the bridge which will connect the two plans and he must make sure they will not need the Rightofway has been granted for the bridge by land in the future for ramp Daily the Texas Turnpike subject to two conditions Prairie Scope By CARMEN DENNIS CHIVALRY isnt at least for some Grand as was demon strated by Larry 640 who helped to pull this reporters small car out of a mud hole which appeared af ter Fridays MICHAEL L son of and Lee 737 Danish has been promoted to sergeant in the Air Sergeant Snively is an administrative specialist at Kincheloe Air Force Base in and is also a member of the Aerospace Defense He is a 1963 graduate of Grand Prairie High ANOTHER serviceman in the military news is Army Private Richard Ander son of Betty Cornell of Kan Private whose lives at 842 Shawnee Trace in Grand has completed a field communi cations crewman course at Fort Leonard He received instruction in basic elec switchboard installation and op eration and pole A NEW babys name is sometimes hard to decide especially when a dot ing grandparent gets into the John Daily News ad had his suggestion for the name of his new grandson turned The baby boy weighted 7 11 when he was and John Roy suggested they should give equal time and name the baby WEDNESDAYS mail brought a de lightful surprise for Kenn 1902 who is ea gerly awaiting the arrival of Athol Lee American Field Service Student from South received a birthday card from her adopted I was really pleased and surprised to receive the Thorpe AND Russell Carroll Hamilton and daughter Kathy and Marilyn Corpier all of Grand Prairie attended the Gaston family reunion in Buffalo Gap Saturday and Relatives attended the reunion from all over the state and some from out of Five generations were on hand for the reunion with Addie representing the oldest member of the family and the youngest was Gaston is the aunt of the Grand USABLE coats and woolen garments are needed by the Salvation Army which will send a truck to Grand Prairie each A tlephone call to RI29224 will bring the truck to a home or busi Donations are tax JOHN son of and John 1009 NW 9th was one of 56 high school and junior high students representing 26 Texas cities who attended the University of Texas at Arlington llth annual Drumming and Percussion Techniques School July He studied drumming at Adams High and will be a sophomore at Grand Prairie High School this The school was directed by UT Arling ton band directorJack The spe cial guest instructor this year was Mitch threetime national solo champion from Arlington 111 Citys tourist trade reportedly down While the President has urged the po pulus to see America Grand Prairies tourist industry is hoping they will stop here along the Each year at this many signs of the peak tourist season can be seen about ending a day of travel as they stop at a local motel out ofstate licenses plates at every turn loaded station wagons with Six Flags balloons flying from tise back Although the signs are just as apparent this several hotel and motel owners are saying that the tourist busi ness is down from last One motel owner attributes this de crease to attractions such as Hemisfair and Astroworld alluring more people to the South Texas Another motel owner says that the de crease is due to the lack of good adver tising by the DallasFort Worth one of the largest combined metropolitan areas in the United Six Flags Over Texas is that business is neither up nor down from last but that it is reach ing the projected number of visitors as disclosed in a survey taken by Beldon Associates last According to that two million people annually come through the Six Flags Those people spend in some million in and around the Grand Prairie Grand Prairie does not have a tourist attraction as most people think of tourist We are fortunate in that were situated between two large metro politan said Joe exec utive vicepresident of the Grand Prairie Chamber of What could be done to increase tour ism in the Grand Prairie area would per haps be to combine with Arlington and build facilities that could accommodate a business convention or large sales meet he Grand Prairie cannot hope to compete for a national convention we Arrangements pend for Frazier infant Arrangements are pending with South land Funeral Home for Richard Wayw infant son of and Ri chard Frazier of Other survivors include one Michelle Lynn and and Romeo of Grand Size problem England UPDWil liam who joined the army re serve five years still is waiting for his dress His problem and the armys is that though he is only 4 11 inches he has a 44inch WEATHER FORECAST Grand Prairie weather will be clear to partly cloudy and warm through Low tonight around high Wednesday around 95 with southerly winds 1015 Mondays high was utilize our position in the middle of an industrial district and make it Thurmon Motel and hotel owners report that this is the peak tourist After August 20 the number of tourists drops The term Booming could be used without hesitation in referring to the res idential construction that has grown and spread like prairie fire here during the past Official statistics on residential con struction in the Dallas area list Grand Prairie second only to Dallas and Irving in the total number of residential build ing Total number of per mits issued here through June of this year stands at a figure which is 366 under total permits for Irving and a con siderable under Dallas Residential construction is rising sharp ly in the entire Dallas Official de partment of commerce figures through the first four month of 68 reveal that in new residential construction permits the Dallas metro area was in fourth place exceeded only by the metro politan areas of New Chicago and Los Angeles Long it is interesting to note that even though total permits have nearly doubled this year in Irving and they have in creased in Grand Total permits to date here last year stood at a comparitively low Last year at this time Grand Prairie ranked eighth in a list of 23 Dallas Grand Prairies upswing in residential construction is due for the most part to the multiunit or apartment boom under way this The Home and Apartment Builders Association of the greater Dal las area Indicate that 628 permits for multiunit construction have been issued through June The number of single unit permits issued stands at The same reports shows that 186 permits for single unit construction were issued through June of last year and at this time last year no permits for apartment construction had been Apartment construction is reportedly heavier this year throughout the JIM COLLINS Collins announces for special term Webb remains in coma for 2 weeks Little Danny a fouryearold Grand Prairie boy injured two weeks ago today when he darted into a street and was struck by a remains in critical lying in a at Parkland Memorial Hospital in friends re Danny already has fought about with and he breathes through the aid of a tracheotomy performed soon af ter he was He has had transfusions of two pints of and doctors had to drill two holes in his skull to help relieve pressure on his injured The although in a coma ever since the now reacts a lit tle bit to moves his arms and legs and reacts to familiar but his still has not opened his Hes such a impatient little the kind who cant related Charles 2232 Pine Danny and his James were living with the Bradshaw Flood plain development discussed Dallas County Commissioners will ask for authority from the next legislative session for local governments to control development on flood plain after seeing a graphic portrait of the countys flood threatened territory The according to the re quested would govern subdivision building ordi nances channel encroachments and de sign Sucu according to Lewis Se ward of the Texas Water Development hoard is badly needed in Seward and Elmer Cirkal of the Corps of Engi neers appeared in behalf of the along whith Moffatt chairman of the City County Flood Control Commit A second also ac cepted by the was for a county wide green belt plan for flood plain A study of Tenmile Creek in the south county illustrated the proportions of land which must expect to be inundated with in a 100 year Following the it stretched from a mile vide section at some points to 200 yards at Similar studies of three other county two of them in Grand are Cirkal and another of troublesome Delaware Creek in Irving is expected to begin family at the time of the Dannys father is a truck driver working out of and the Webbs were planning to move Bradshaws Peggy and the daughters Mary Ann were taking Danny and his two older and to the swimming pool at Turner Park when the incident eager to get where he was broke away from the others but Peggy Ann grabbed Brad shaw Then he broke away a second this time dashing into heavy lateafternoon traffic at NE 8th and Birch Webb was in town shopping for a part for their car when Danny was in jured and could not be contacted until several hours after the But she had hardly left the hospital since she was told of her sons said About all we can do for Danny now is a lot of Bradshaw Republican Jim already his partys nominee for Third District congressional post in the November gen eral Monday announced he is a candidate for the unexpired term of that post to be filled by a special election next John Connally Saturday set 24 as the date for the special election to choose a temporary successor to the late Congressman Joe whose recent un expected death has made the activity of political pros and prognpslicators the 1 attentiongetter Pools Elizabeth announced Saturday she will seek her husbands House seat for the remain der of his although she will not be a candidate for a full term in Many names have been mentioned as prospective candidates to replace Pool on the Democratic side of the November but no one has made an early jump into the political arena by offering for the special So Republi can Collins is the only one to come out and oppose Collins indicated a reason for his ac tion when he said the Democratic party candidate in the November general elec tion should be the candidate in the spe cial election in In this he no mat ter what the the seniority would be gained for the continuing bene fit of the people of the Third Apparently the same thing goes for Re Collins made his announcement at a conference Monday afternoon at his Wynnewood Village campaign head quarters in Oak He also announced resumption of campaign activities for the November He had called a halt to campaigning after Pools In joining Pool in the August elec Collins Important leg islation is still pending in the Congress and the President has indicated he will call the Congress back into session in I believe that Dallas needs and wants n responsible and responsive the public can hold accountable in November for the votes he casts in The Republican said he is ready at any time to debate issues with other Collins Democratic opponent for the November election will be decided when a special nineman committee of county including Cecil Ownes of Grand convene The committee will be making two one to fill the November ballot slot left by the late State Joe Lockridge and the other to fill Pools The committee Monday evaluated the political credentials of nine possible can Interviews for three other candi dates were to be held before the screen ing ended today at Mayor Waggoner and John both of Grand Prairie were included in the final three A number of local Democrats met with other party members in Dallas Monday night to discuss strategy for the upcom ing special and reports indicate that Pool is sure to draw the sup port of most party regulars to fill the unexpired term of her One precinct chairman I think it would be foolish for any other Democrat to enter the special under the Glen Belcher finds beauty in scrapmetal To shipbuilding and sheet metal work hardly scerns the place for budding artistic but to Glen Belcher of 814 Chicksaw it was a very logical in cttiijtelilion 814 Chicksaw displays pieces ot his sculp ture which are now on exhibit in the Third Annual Dallas Summer Arts Festival at NorthPurk Shopping Daily News photo Belchers speciality is junk He is one of several Grand Prairie resi dents participating in the Third Annual Dallas Summer Arts Festival which opened at North Belcher was first introduced to junk sculpture by a friend who worked with him in a sheet metal shop in combined with his previous experi ence as a gave him a knowl edge of metals and an interest to turn this knowledge into a creative Molding a piece of sheet metal into a three dimensional form involves an in teresting The base is a sheet of 1C metal from which the form is Then strips of a harder metal are welded to the form to give the shape its three dimensional effect A welding iron gives the finishing touches of texture with black enamel glossing the final product When contrasting colors are de a bronzing iron is used in conjunc tion with the welding Whereas the professional artist in junk s c u I p ture usually features a copper mounting for Belcher prefers a cloth background This method not only helps cut costs but also enables the own er to change the background at will While Belcher hastens to mention that he is strictly on a amateur the hobby initially is not inexpensive for ei ther the professional or nonprofessional Equipment will run about and of on the amount and quality of machinery required There an added bonus to owning and operating your own welding for Belcher said he often finds himself doing his own car as well as those of his and son Miscalculation LONG England ilPliHarry given only a few weeks to live when he got a disability discharge from the army in celebrated his 101st birthday
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