Olney Enterprise, May 3, 1956

Olney Enterprise

May 03, 1956

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Olney Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 3, 1956, Olney, Texas Box 8066 Texas xxx 12 Pages Per Copy Serving the belter iiitereiH off Olney and surrounding area since 1910 JolrKV National you cant VOLUME FORTYSIX YOUNG MAY 1956 av ottings By Weldon Lacy One of the early visitors at the First Methodist Church Friday afternoon to view the impressive floral displays in the flower show staged by the Olncy Garden Club and Green Thumb Gardeners was pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian He especially admired a Litter Bug exhibit which was prepared by Reese Hayes to focus attention on the Garden Clubs antilitter The display consisted of a cleverlyconstruct ed papier mache Litter danc ing happily amid the rubble of discarded paper cleansing tissues and other Ktrans complimented Mrs on Hit but You forgot ono Where aro tho empty beer cans Hayes agreed that beer cans would have been appropri ate in the litter but said she was reluctant to bring such articles inside the Its true that beer cans thrown carelessly along highways and streets do more to foul up the scenery than anything Theres a law against but it goes on In a song that was popular a few seasons the Italian Pushcart peddler Please dont squeesa da George Hall Roach has a simi lar but it is phrased like this Please dont ringa da tele of is Olneys ef ficient civil defense director and the man in charge of watching clouds and sounding the storm warning if Only people wont give him much of a chance to get out and watch the Ev ery time threatening weather he is swamped with telephone He asks citizens to please re frain from calling at his home to ask about the In the first he Ill probably be out watching the In the second theres not much I could tell He said citizens can rest as sured that when weather condi tions he will sound the warning He advleed people to slay tuned ts nearby raeVe and TV or Good Rains Throughout en Agriculture Picttifc BEEF STEER here or e the three top beef steers of the annual FFA Project staged Saturday by th e Olney Chamber of Commerce in coopera tion with FFA chapters at Newcastl e and Megargel High Exhibiting their prize left to are Jerry S first Harold second and Jack The champion stee r sold at auction to First National Bank for per A complete s tory on the show appears on an inside page of this Photo by riday and Saturday A it As Dollar Days in Olney Honor Graduates Revealed at OHS Miss Margaret daughter of and Bascom is valedictorian for the Olncy High School graduating class of Principal Charles Mitchell announced Named salutatorian was Tom my son of and Tom The two students were in a neckandneck race for the top scholastic and careful checking revealed that Miss Nel son is ending her fouryear ca reer in high school with a compared to for e e After several years of yeoman Skinny Price is stepping down as president of the Olney Little League baseball pro turning the reins of office over to Freddy Skinny deserves a tip of the hat from everyone in He See Back Page Olney Students Go To State Tourney Jack Bush accompanied and Donald by Coach Clovis Riley and High School Principal Charles Mitchell were scheduled to leave today Thursday at noon for where the two boys will participate in the Texas In terscholastic League State May 4 and Bush will compete in the state extemporaneous speech having won first place in that event at the Region 3 meet in Dallas two weeks Lane will enter the 880yard run event of the state track He placed second in that event at Mitchell will attend the state Secondary Principals Association in Driskill Hotel Future First Graders To Mae On May 15 A general meeting for first graders and their parents has been sot for May at in Grade School Robert principal of the Grade said all future first graders are urged to attend with t at least one of their At that the sixyearolds will beintroduced to their future teachers and will be taken on a familiarization lour of the school parents will be instructions tor preparing their children to enter scr 8th Grade Honor Students Named Elaine with a scholastic is valedicto rian of the graduating class of Olncy Grade Principal Robert Sneed announced Wednes Named salutatorian was Edna whose average is Elaine is the granddaughter of while Edna is the daughter of and Deatherage of This valedictorian and saluta along with 13 other honor will be honored during eighth grade commencement exer cises at 8 May in Grade School In figuring the it was found that Wanda Cross with a 96 had a higher grade than did either the valedictorian or the sa but she was not eli gible for those honors because she had been a student in the local school for only one semes She attended school at Elec Ira the first semester of this school Other honor students arc Tony Winifred Phillip Lloyd Crosth Billy Gordon Butch and Linda Blood Peggy Medina Cynthia Clarida and Joe Pat Rick all with The six highest ranking mem bers of the seventh grade will serve as ushers at the graduation They are Sidney Ernest Nita Jo Billy Carolyn and Patricia Also named honor students for having maintained a 90 or better average were Lynda Peggy Beth Lorita Carol Jo Ann Thomas and Wayland Programs Sheduled Members of the senior class have chosen Erwin pastor of the First Baptist to be main speaker for the bac calaureate service to be held in the high school auditorium at 8 May Cumberland Presbyte rian Church will give the invocation and scripture will be read by pastor of the Assembly of God Commencement exercises will be held May with honor stu dents in charge of the The annual juniorsenior ban quet is scheduled for Thursday May At 3 oclock the following morning the seniors will depart for New Braunfels on the class Awards will be presented at a Senior Day assembly on May after which the seniors will leave for Cisco for an outing and swim Parties to Hold Meetings Satwrday Democratic and Republican pre cinct conventions will be held in Olney at 2 May The Democratic convention for Precinct 11 South Olney will be held in City while the Pre cinct 23 North Olney conven tion will be in the Womack Build ing at Main For the Republican the South Olney meeting will be at the home of 908 Cactus and for North Ol at the home of 904 Officers Seated By Local PTA Officers for 195657 assumed duties when the Olney Parent Teacher Association held its final meting of the present school year Wednesday afternoon in the ele mentary Howard Farmer installed the following president vice president secretary Giles treas urer Bill report er and George Hall Morriss Hannis gave the invo cation for the meeting and the Chirping Blue Beverly Melinda Sue Kay Patricia Lana Sandra Hen nig and Judy the Pledge of retiring gave the welcome address and presented a yearend report on PTA The led by was presented by the firstgrade pupils of Tom Carl Par sley and Mary Assist ed by the group presented three musi cal Sneeoj Honoroo A presentation of a life mem bership was made by Erwin Reed to Robert Grade School It was the fourth time in the history of the Large crowds are expected in Olney Friday and Saturday as lo cal merchants stage the first edi tion of the renewed and revital ized Dollar Day program Bargains galore will be avail able in local Dollar Day stores during those two and in ad dition shoppers will have oppor tunity to win free prizes valued at about A giveaway drawing will be held at 4 Saturday on the vacant lot next to Westex The Shoppers may sign up for the drawing by visiting Dollar Day stores any day this Each merchant has Dollar Day prizes to and he will explain how you might become the win Many Bargains Bargain price tags will be on a wide variety of merchandise in about 20 stores during the two day shopping The Dollar Day specials are ad vertised in this issue of the En and it will pay you to check the ads and come to town Friday and Saturday to take ad vantage of the bargain The new Dollar Day trade pro motion project is sponsored by the retail merchants committee of the Olney Chamber of Com headed by Sam Hudson and Erwin General to Ask Phone Rate Hike PTA that such an award has been Choate appointed Lowell Hilton and Walter Lane to a committee to bring the bylaws up to She presented Price with the presidents and Price in turn presented her the expresi dents The room count award was won by Parsleys firstgrade Davis Elected OHS President Billy Joe son of and Hoyt wjll head the Olncy High School student body as president in succeed ing Tommy He and other officers were named in the annual school elec tion held Friday under sponsor ship of the Student Others elected to serve with him were Ronald son of and Loy vice president and Sue daughter of and Erwin The election climaxed a lively campaign marked by political speeches by candidates Friday morning in a special Other candidates were Billy Clifton for Jack Bush for vice president and Lynn Farm er for The new a junior stu was an alldistrict lineman for the OHS Cub football team last year and won first in decla mation at the Texas Interscholas tic League district meet at General Telephone Company of the Southwest has notified Mayor Wilson and members of the city council of its plans to request a telephone service rate increase Mayor Wilson said the com panys formal plea will probably be heard when the council holds its next monthly sched uled at 3 May In a letter to the mayor and manager of the companys Seymour Dis said the company has failed to realize a fair return on its investment under present Band Fund Drive To Open May 7 May will mark the opening of a oneweek drive for funds to buy new uniforms for members of the Olncy High School The drive will be waged by the Band Booster which has held two meetings recently to map Present band the club pointed are 10 years old and are beginning to show signs of wear and In the band is grow ing in and uniforms must be bought for the incoming pu Robert the band direc estimates the band will have 75 members in The booster club hopes the public will donate generously to help buy the new McCrum cited four general wage increases to employes and rising costs in other areas of op eration as the cause for decreased He said the following increase in rates would be sought Business telephones one from to two from to remain at Residence telcphonees one to two from to four from to remain at 75 McCrum said the proposed scale will be requested for the period between now and the time the dial system is installed and also for the period He said the increase would al low the company to earn per cent on its investment Three days of good rainfall this week snapped the grip the spring drouth and brightened the agricultural ture in the Olney Rainfall since early night was measured at a of inches in the official chafe her of commerce gauge that U kept by Martin in Elsewhere over the nearby ttft measurements oL fOJRt inches and more were Farmers throughout the area wtr made jubilant by the oropMvtOf The wet season set in at 8 when clouds pp ened up with a sudden Martin gauged inch at 5 thf type farmers pray started again Monday ued into Tuesday ing another inches to thji chamber of commerce gauge More Rain Rails Then at about 2 Wednes a front accompanied by lightning and wind moved into the dumping aty other inch of moisture tQ bring the weeks total to Wheat and oat crops over area benefited greatly from Band Participates In Region Contest The Olney High School Band was in Wichita Falls Saturday to participate in the annual Re gion 10 Division Texas Intelscholastic League Band Con held at Midwestern Univer Directed by Robert the band placed second in sight read ing and third in concert playing in the Class AA division of the Joe a student at Paris Junior formerly of Ol visited with friends in Olncy over the Delegates Selected For Boys State Two Olney High School Edward Furr and Jack have been selected by the school fac ulty as delegates to Lone Star Boys State in Austin this sum Principal Charles Mitchell announced Boys sponsored annually by the American Legion of Tex will convene on June 10 in Austin and continue for a Hundreds Fish New Lake Good Catches Reported Hundreds of people armed with rods and cane poles and other fishing paraphernalia con verged on Olneys new Lake Coop er Tuesday to test theirluck at snaring the wily Though an actual count was not the crowd on hand for the opening of fishing season at the new reservoir was estimated at between 600 and City ities Superintendent inson And even if conditions weren the best for creeks were on the rise and wind was from the every one had good Robinson He Everybody I checked with had a nice string of fish and were pulling more out Robinson many channel catfish in the one to one and onehalf pound 4Jass were along with a good crop of 1Nwnal lass tnapjed The finest catch Robinson heard of was the big threepound bass hooked and landed by John Turn who was one of the first per sons to build a fishing cabin at Lake Until the new lake had been off limits for and people came for miles around to take part in the Robinson said the opening day crowd included people from near ly all surrounding towns and and one group came all the way from Big Fears of Losing National Guard Unit Dispelled Fears that Olney might lose its Texas National Guard battery were dispelled during a meeting here Thursday Barton of National Guard battery headquarters in Wichita meeting with rep resentatives from the chamber of said there were no plans to move the battery from The meeting was prompted by rumor that the unit might be moved or discontinued because of its lagging Though no move is Barton did say Olney should get behind an allout educational program and recruiting pointing out that more than half of the units 47 members live outside He said Olney should be able to keep the unit at full strength with local members He recommended a campaign to sell young men and their parents on the advantages of membership in new Grain which had not already fallen victim to the drouth gained a new lease on and some farmers are peeling to harvest fairly large reports The rain put good moisture the ground for cotton planting and will help pastures and Farmers and ranchers were also delighted with the good supply of tank water left by the i Runoff from the rains poured into the city raising the level of Lake Olney by two eft and new Lake Cooper by one toot Utilities said Lake Olney now lacks two feet being while Lake Coopers level U four feet below the the The chamber of commerce plans to send out National Guard promotional letters to prospective members and help the battery stage open houses and other re cruiting Major Hendrix of Wichita Falls is scheduled to address a joint meeting of the Lions and Rotary Clubs on the topic at noon May Registrants GtVM Induction Notices Five registrants with Service Board 134 in Graham have been notified to report1 to the board on May 22 for into the Armed 14 others arc scheduled to take induction physical examinations on the same Called for induction were Billy Eugene Pair of Post Oak and Allen Otis James Donald John Dowdle Policy and Jerry McCollum Young all of Gra Receiving notices to appear for physical exams were Dennis Ray Epperson of Emry Rey nolds of Ross Lynn Mitchell of John Carl man of Albert William Geis of Archer Owen Ran dolph Brock of Jimmy Carroll Cant of Mar vin Wayne Carr of Rich ard Vieth of James gene Burns of Edgar Ray Roy Homer ODay all of and Ece Fletcher Smith of Freddy Horany to Head Little League KIDS CATCH EM visible proof that adults dont have all the fishing Ronnie and James Gibson display a nice string of fish which they snagged out of Lake is the son of and Ben Lasater and is the son of and Jess Photo by Freddy Olney business was elected this week to serve as president of the Olney Little League baseball organiza succeeding Price was named vice presi dent Jack secretary and Edgar The League officials will meet tonight Thursday at oclock in the office of retiring to name committees and lay other plans for launch ing the 1956 Little League Horany announced that Has Ikell high school football has been hired to serve as genera t direct or of the league program this Hal Hayes has been named players while Raymond VIedlen has been appointed sistant to the Horany said the program will again this year be open to boys fromeight through 11 years of age from gargel and inbetween Daily training for approximately QO to participate will at S at the school he ;