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Grand Prairie Texan, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1963, Grand Prairie, Texas AUTOMOBILE AND Dalworth Loan and Investment Company 110 If I were given to sentimentality as few calls us newspapermen say they Id say this Im about to tell is the sweetest story Ive ever Its about a which can be The man belongs to my church And thats as far as Ill go abou identifying him although surely there will be some who will recog nize It was Christmas Eve was relaxed on the divan casually watching The phone rang Some boy or some subscriber who didnt get a I thought it was for Hello I just read in The Texan about the Negro family tha lost their home and all their be The Earl Lyon home at 182 Beaumont Street ina Dalworth Park Addition was destroyed entirely by fire Christmas Eve taking with it all personal be longings and I dont know if they need any But Im willing to I began to This was a story from the I knew the The voice continued You know Ive been unable to work and Ive been practically on charity Theres no use my kidding myself People have brought us more stufl than we can use and I want to share it with somebody who needs it more than I The man wasnt looking for pub He was merely using the only medium he could think of al hand to accomplish his Christian And I know for a fact the man is a Christian worker even though confined to his home and bed daily for more a year with a respiratory His wife helping to keep soul and family Of with their the family isnt suffering And with that kind of charity in a mans heart he will win any That was hs only purpose in call help a companion family in distress though a different color and possibly a different But that is the spirit of To help the less fortunate even thought they might be To that will be one Christmas story Ill never I forgot any anticipated gripes of carrier And I got And I had none after that PvL Thelberl Snead Reports Alaska Is Real Deep Freeze THELBERT SNEAD Special to The Texan With the Armed Forces in Alaska Thelbert son of and John 613 Dal las Grand is now serving with the Fourth Regi mental Combat team at Fort Snead is a 1951 graduate of Sen ior High School and was a member of the Gopher football team in his final year at the A recent arrival in the far north defense Snead has had time to write but His mother told The Texan his only comments about the area is that the temperatures drop to 30 below zero at and that his unit is undergoing intensive field Snead entered the Armed Services in and received his basic training at Fort Leonard Todays LAST GltANCBtfttMK IT OVER M8ee frame Established in Grand November 1908 Northeast Second Street Weather FAffi COLO GRAND DALLAS COtN1 DECEMBER 1953 FIVE CENTS PER COIPY EtGMT PAGES TODAY NUMBER 24 Annexation Top Story of Year WORTH OF what remained of the auto o 17year old Jerry Dean after he had piled his 1940 Chev rolet into a telephone pole on Fish Creek Road last weekGreer told investigating officers from the sheriffs department his gas pedal had stuck and the car careened off the road when he leaned down to pull the pedal Greer sold the auto on the spot rather than pay towing charges to a loca Texan Staff Photo by Burrell Tibbs Flew by Seat Of Pants in Illinois Jenny You gotta remember to fly by the seat was 57 yearold Burrell Tibbs remark Saturday about his historic flight from to Grand Prairie Christmas Eve in a World War I vintage of the a gravellyvoiced World War I pilot who will have been bo hind the controls of an airplane 40 continuous years next has been in the public eye the past two weeks since The Grand Prairie Texan broke the exclusive story story of his flight in an old fly ing jenny during the 50th anni versary of He piloted the old jenny as part of the observ ance of the flight of Wilbur and Orville Wright at Kitty Some of the dnt things hap pened to said a man not given to I never expected so much hos Especially from individ The press and other people met me and treated me Up and down the line it was the same Tibbs was dropped off at Bell Scott Air Force Base by the Oklahoma delegation to the 50th Anniversary of flying in was ferried to by the Air and wound up at Bloomington by bus at The next morn ing the press found him and then began further royal It was about 5 below The next morning he was sched uled to take but that was de layed about three When he he to follow the high The oil pressure gauge and the oil temperature gauge were the only instruments I I follow ed the highway all the and from to I didnt see a car until I got between Pryor and Thats the first time Id gotten a ground speed greater than an an To give you some a friend of mine In For Worth was flying out of Louis He saw this funnylooking plane and thought that nuis be old Burrell He t u r n e around and went back to Merri mac base and set down He told them he thought he had seen the Jenny and they said they had been out on the field watching for me When I came in I saw him ami never was so surprised in my life Ho old me then he had seen me up the 1 was getting aboiu GO and he was getting Course ho beat me back to the Tibbs hlamcd his watch for his old frostbile or Wearing he kept referring to his watch for the It covered my wrist but I guess I forgot to pull the gauntlet up over the and the next thing I knew I felt a stinging hes sporting two bums1 on his left result of the Some idea of what Tibbs en countered can he found in the time he On the he made 85 miles in an hour and 45 Another and more diffi cult stretch took an hour and 40 minutes to make 68 He arrived at Grand Prairie Air port officially at on the dot Christmas Eve Among those greeting him were Troy airport manager Mayor John Daugherty and Com mssioners John Sam Pettigrcw and Bill Sam Pcttigrew and The plane was still on the field and the two responsible and hadnt Dis closed their immediate plans for the old World War I To it was an ex perience he hadnt had in 20 I hadnt flown one of them in 20 and had o get use to flying by the seat of my pants Crisp Weather Said Forecast for Today Crisp sparkling weather is pre dicted for today and temperatures are expected to range fron the per 50s to the lomr Reports from the weather bureau revealed the thermometer will rise to almost 60 degrees this and will drop to the lower 30s in the early morning hours No rain is expected before the middle of the and clear skies are forecast throughout the Its A Christmas Boy for Simons As far The Texan could dis Grand Prairies population was increased by one Christmas and Arthur Simon ol 1834 Pallas Street became the par ents of a boy at Friday at the Methodist Hospital The Texan phoned the Simon home Saturday morong and an other Pavid said bis new brothers name was to be The Simons also have a five years Whiz Kids Make History Best of 1953 What would be termed Grand Prairies biggest story of the year Surely the City Councils annexa tion in one big jump of square miles at a May 6 That big move really started the fireworks which still give out with spark every once in Most definitely vying for top place on the biggest story would be the Council election The Council election held in April was termed the citys most torrid Average age of the youngsters is 31 Some of the oldsters around the county pop off saying the Coun cil should quit acting like juveniles when anything pops up for contro Evidently trying to same the whiz And what of the April burning olf the Bagdad termed the worst fire in Western Dallas County in many a moon But you readers judge for your Following is a month by month account of the bigger stories filed hi The Texan during t January The first day of the then new year of 1953 was opened calmly in Grand Even the weather calmed down and was A lot of blackeyed peas were eaten this first day of January 1953 because being Texan said peas bring good Somebody on the Texans staff in terviewed one Arthur Julio Jacaman of Jordan who is a buddy of George Haley of Grand Prai Then jusViour cfaya Baby 53 crawled must have tigec considerably because Grand Prairies politics hit the air with Edgar D arrell throwing his hat into the ring Children hit the front pages of The Texan in n rather mild way windows at Lamar School were broken and Fahe re pecial Texas and Pacific said they had been iround the Funeral services for 56yearold Tim Powers were More than persons attended he dedication ceremonies for the new Senior High School Cal deputy tux swore in some 75 Grand Prairians to issue poll lax It was biggest number of special depu ties ever sworn in Grand Prairie or that particular Even if the first day of 1953 was ushered in with balmy The Texans files for 15 show a freeze due with temperature in the Tliis date the Texans lead story was of a flu And Dutch Chamber of Commerce said that the lack of funds for the Chambers operation stymies the proposed 10 point Freeze Ilits Just a couple paragraphs up we alked about a Here it is 18 and The Texans headline Worst Freeze in Year Dis solves Like Thats Texas or is it Oklahoma weather Grand Prairie mothers struck jut for a Mothers March on Polio nd were even being hfclped by their For 24 days far there had been no major crime but on this weekend rime went wild with one une three dis overy of one an auto theft nd two persons missing and Jaul Sonny a was killed at Beavers Cafe 2 in Dal worth Ervin Gallon was charged with first degree murder by he Tarrant County district attor But The Texans pages in Jan uary told of a miracle for the ope Douglas Pope who had been injured n a school gymnasium sat up for the first in his Metho dist Hospital room and was fitted with a brace for his broken Dorothy daughter of and MrsL Paul 509 3 29 February This month started off with 16 third graders in Deaths Sunday School Class taking train ride to Fort On the second day of this Ellen Lucille resident here for 33 years and postmaster for 10 George Harding was certified for the postmastership of Grand Voters didnt flock to the polls but some of them went to ap prove the city improvement bonds with a 768 for and 275 against the And Carlyle Smith announced he did not choose to run for mayor for the third Beer Adds Hit Again Grand Prairie rears its head with more candidates filing for Aside ifrom politics of this the Grand Prairie Min isterial Alliance protested the ad vertising of beer over radio and tele vision with a letter to the senator and More about Verna threw her bonnet into the She was the second wo man to do so in local Mike 51yearold native Grand died this Mike was possibly one of Grand Prairies best known and most be loved Another death in February was that of Sarah Virginia Aunt Jenny The fifth annual Tex an style show was scheduled for March to be held In the auditorium of the milliondollar high The Grand Prairie CIO organized a Political Action Committee as a nonpartisan effort to help the peo ple of Grand Prairie select tho offi cers of their city March Tom Pruetl resigned as the High Schools head football conch to take a jab at Corpus Chrislis High He had been grid coach here for 16 The filming of The Grand Prairie Story was in its final stages early in Crime wasnt doing so good so far this March but accidents were Thomas 210 Mac Arthur received an arm flesh wound when the rifle he was cleaning pastor of the Calvary Baptist was named president of the Bible Baptist Semi Grand Prairie got its first golf course this March when golf enthu siasts started work on a nineholed course at Hensley field under the direction of Joseph City politics were having n field day in preparation for Western Week Was Grand Prairie Soroptirnists sponsor ed a square dance jamboree and netted for their nurses training and crippled childrens The school bond issue was pass ed with 219 for mid only 24 against April Here it is April already and the citys council is about to be elected in a few Suspense was in the Its April 1953 and candidates have made one final push for Turners annual hunt was one big success in spile of rain And the election John Stufflebeme and John Da ugh orty were in the runoff for mayor and there were run offs for places one and Charles Powers and Bill Ellis won hands down on place two and That election was termed in The Texan as The most torrid city elec tion in Grand Prairies American Body and Equipment workers refused a threecent an hour pay hike and went on Their union had asked a 15 cent an FROM Page 4 Grand Prairie Comes Through Christmas Without Violence outh Center died early in an automobile accident near Residents of Grand Prairie spent a comparative quiet Christmas Day in it with the first Yuletide this country had nol been in a stale of war or state ol emergency since In the people stayed home or made visits to homes of Streets here were almost empty of autos and and police had a very easy time of Reports from police headquarters Saturday were that no one had been and only two minor acci dents were investigated on Christ Three fires were other Uian the blaze that destroyed the home of the Earl Lyon family at 1821 Beaumont 24 al Two Cars Iturn One wag the residence of HuntcrFarrell and the other two were automobile Fire Department officials report ed the blaze at the Kraust residence occurred at Christmas It was caused by fireworks and an Hendly Fund Pushed End Set 4 Tommy Hendly realized his wants for Christmas one clay early Thurs day when he received a cowboy a pair of and pair of pistols to go with the for whom The Texan and others arc a has been in Parkland since when a fire in his loiuu resulted in the death of his and Thomas Hend and his Virginia He was placed on the very critical list for several weeks before he took a tuni for the These gifts were just n part of the tilings the sevenyearold colored My received from fritmis mt the they were what he had and they jkased him very Unable tu Siuilr Badly burned uuoiti the Tom ny could not snuie his But David principal of Dul eslirnnled damage of was of the car gas by flames of unknown Business Idles For the most part business was at ported after a large hole had been burned in the The first auto fire was to the car of Glen Lake Shore Firemen answered the call at Thursday and the ve hicle was a total loss ibefore firemen could bring the blaxe under Origin of blnze was undeter The other fire occurred nt 9 Christmas night to an auto owned by 522Va Austin Hall reported he and his family hud returned to their homo earlier in the evening and noted the fire when they looked out the front win Damages of approximately were estimated tho inler a with only a few service stations doing business during the churches of the City pre sented special with a mdd night massnignllghtitig the activ ities nt Cecilias Catholic Short programs were featured at other churches celebrating with Christmas Day Business is expected to be back to normal Chance Vought and Temco employees will be back on their and business houses of the city will be presenting their usual afterChristinas Darrell Jams Return Insures Familys Christmas 211 Northeast 8th had her pres ent bundled up in about a 175pound packagefrom the Air The package was her Dur rell who arrived last week from where he has been sta tioned for the past Lieutenant Jarvis wasnt so un happy either iibout his He got to come He had been flying those 119 uir boxcars so wellknown to making trips out of his Japanese air I want tx get out of ser was Young Jarvis second wish of the Christmas By his own thai is u little ways hes going on an assignment almost as He will be close to home at Jodfelluw San At Lieutenant Jarvis will be a cadet instructor on Unless otherwise he will stay there until termination of hit duty in When he gets out of the Air he plans to reenter North Texas StaU where he was in school be Residents Mother Dies in Frisco Services Monday Louise sister of worth where Tommy Elementary School j Dora 216 North and jus sister were said Tommys happiness showed from his when Henry who played Santa Claus for the yave ham the The fund now stands at ind will be completed Additional efforts by the admin atrative board to raise more money xj aid the youngster have been plan ned by the C Bud chairman along with the James Tay pastor of the Firet Baptist For Service Directory Grund died Wednesday morning at the home of a Hill of Funeral services are to be held at 2 pjn Monday in the Frisco Staleys Funeral Home Interment will follow in the Watson located north of Grand Other survivors include three sons and two 113 the F Church Musick Way pastor of Cecilias Cath olic Church and who form the are expected to contact a number of groups and individuals before the drive ends in a campaign to push the fund to at least foro entering will visit his mothor and until 5 before mov ing on to DAHUKLL JAJtVIS Bank Employees Give Boss Oil Painting of Self president of the Grand Prairie State was given a plush easychair for television watching by bank employees and employees of the Savings and Loan Association during their annual Christinas party Tuesday afternoon at the Highlighting Christmas for Pres ident Turner was an oil portrait of The portrait was hanging on the wall complete with light bulb when he walked into his office Thursday The portrait was taken from a photograph and is about 20 by 30 inches in size Concluding the annual Christmas party was a traditional dinner of turkey and Wednesday Bonus
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