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Olney Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 9, 1961, Olney, Texas kicrofilm Serv Box 8066 Texas xxx t If L f I s i VOLUME FIFTYONE THE OLNEY Twos MARCH 1961 NUMBER TEN i i q b City Council Candidates TMI weekljr newspaper published in the Java Jotters home town of recent ly observed editorially that most people are willing to take what ever the government will five them but at the same time want the government to cut down on This the Chief points is well illustrated by a col umn that appeared in a recent column in the Ballinger Ledger entitled Just Around written by Ellen which read something like this with a few variations A young man lived with his parents in a government housing He attended public schools and got a free ride from his home to school in the school He ate at the school lunch room at the cost of about half what he would have to pay a downtown cafeteria because much of the food was furnished to the school by the government free of HIS T1XT books were furnish ed free by the These same kind of books used to cost his grandfather plenty of He participated in sports which were financed by the and if he was hurt in an accident while a schoolpaid hos pital policy paid for the acci When he was graduated from high he enrolled in the State where his tui tion and other school expenses were about onefifth of what it would cost him in a private or church He also got a job at the State Capitol from his state senator that paid well but re quired little He also got a Gl education Upon he married a Public Health and her government pay plus his GI edu cation check took care of all the necessary expenses with plenty left over for The couple bought a home with a FHA THIIR BABY was born in City County There was no since the mother was a When he got he entered the Veterans They then bought a small ranch with the aid of the Veterans Land Later he put part of the land in the Soil and these pay ments soon paid off his Soon his father and mother re tired and moved to his where they lived very comfort ably on Social Then the young man wrote his congressman the following letter I wish to protest these govern mental excessive expenditures and attendant high I be lieve in rugged I think people should stand on their own feet without expecting a I am opposed to all social trends and I demand the return to the policy of State A TIP of the sombrero to Bill the Olney Hardware A few years soon after parking meters were in Bill cleared off the big lot behind his store and convert ed it into free parking space for his customers and everyone else that wanted to use It became See Back Page Olney Independent School Dist rict board of trustees Candidates are the two incum Howard Fanner and Billy Earl plus a third Robert The school election will be held April Schools Out Friday For Toachors Mooting Therell be no school in Ol ney All three of the local schools will remain closed Friday to per mit faculty members and offic ials to attend the annual meet ing of the Otlbelt District of the Councilmen Hal Hayes and Joe Texas State Teachers Association in Vernon Deadline for filing lor city I Classes will reconvene on reg council positions was passed Satular schedule and the next school holiday will be In school three perMarch 31 to April the annual sons are seeking two seats on the I Easter recess Its no contest in city poli tics this with only three candidates seeking the three City Council seats to be filled in the annual municipal election April Candidates are John Horany and who has served as fin ance commissioner on City Coun cil for more than a filed Friday as a candidate to succeed himself for another twoyear Horany and Milford also filed Friday for the two council seats to be vacated by the expiration of the twoyear terms of Alexander and Holdover members of the coun cil are Mayor Marvin Hickey and Club Week Celebrated in County Four H Club members in Young County are joining other 4Hers throughout the nation in observing National 4H Club March Governor Price Daniel signed the 4H Week proclamation on February Members of local clubs in Young County are joining the celebration by exhibiting posters on National 4H Club Week in the schools over the The following boys are respon sible for preparing posters in their respective clubs Tommy Olney Grade School 4H Club Bobby East Ward Fifth and Sixth Grade 4H Graham Sully East Ward eighth grade 4H Graham Bobby Olney Jun ior High 4H Club Dean Olney High School 4H Club Larry Shawnee 4H Graham Mike Crestview 4H Graham Gary Eliasville 4H Club Students to Attend FTA Meet in Denton Bobby Newcastle 4H Three members of the County Wide 4H Club Marilyn Burg Shirley Heath and Jimmye Shipman placed posters in several places of business in Gra Britishers Buy 8th 52 Plane Three members of Frances Mitchell Future Teachers of America Club at Olney High School will attend the 12th an nual state convention of Texas Future Teachers of America on the campus of North Texas State Friday and Sat Rebecca Marilynn Braune and Glenda Atchley will accompanied by the local chapter Miss Atchley will go as a vot ing delegate from this The local group will leave here Friday morning and return Sat urday after The girls will stay in a dormitory on the NTSC The English firm of Crop Cul ture this week took delivery of two additional S2 agricultural airplanes from Snow Aeronautical Company of This increased to eight the number of S2s the company has purchased from the local air craft manufacturing concern since Jim a representative of Crop was in Olney this week to arrange the pur The two planes he bought were the 450horsepower B mod el Flown by ferry one plane left the Snow plant at Municipal Airport headed for and the oth er departed bound for chief pilot and di rector in the company that is lo cated at Isle of The S2s are working very successfully for and we expect to order quite a few In I plan to be back in Olney in about two weeks to get another Crop Culture operates a large fleet of agricultural airplanes in Central South Africa and other The company now owns five S2Bs and three of the 220horscpower Olney Chamber of Commerce at midweek was in the process of purchasing from George Rice the old Olney Theater which will be converted into a headquarters office for the cham Purchase and remodeling of the Main Street building were ap proved by chamber members in a special meeting at Community Center Tuesday Members voted by a heavy ma jority to amend the C C consti tution and bylaws in order to permit the organiiation to own property and incur The vote on the question of buying Talk on Schools Heard by Lions Bill Olney High School was guest speaker at the regular weekly luncheon meeting of the Olney Lions Club Tuesday in Community Introduced by program Reeves gave a general discussion on trends in American He told of various legislative proposals aimed at giving federal aid to public including one plan by Senator William Blakley of Texas which would return a certain per cent of all federal income taxes to the states for On the state Reeves pointed out that proposals in the current Texas Legislature would increase teachers salaries and other portions of the Minimum Foundation The propos ed increases would hike the Ol ney schools revenue by about with approxi mately of that amount coming from local The principal said Olney High School students ranked in the upper 14 per on a nation wide in the recentlyadmin istered Iowa achievement Visitors at the meeting were Skeei FaJttljro of Breekonridge and Charles Marik and Scott Whitaker of Md remodeling the building was Seventynine persona represent ing 386 of the chambers total voting strength of 648 attended the session that was conducted by President Horace Members arc entitled to one vote for each per year dues paid into the Other bylaws amendments re commended by the CC board and approved by the members set minimum dues at per require dues payments in ad permit use of proxy votes in membership balloting and de fine duties of The amendments passed by a vote of 408 to As a means of rapid payoff of the office relocation the chamber board recommended that the organization forego the hiring of a manager until Sep tember This was approved un animously by Jess Meroney resigned as man ager effective the end of Febru The approximately per month which a manager would receive in salary and car ance will be applied to he office relocation Purchase price of the theater building is and remodel ing expenses were figured at by Don McClatchy and Lynn cochairmen of the office relocation In a special meeting of the board of directors this morning Travis Edwards was apopinted to hold the title of chamber manager and secretary until a fulltime manager is em He is also a member of the board and serves as treasur Botkin reported at the meet ing that the purchase procedure got under way Wednesday and that th edcal between Hicc and the chamber should be completed at an early Remodeling of the theater building is slated to start soon after the purchase is CONSTRUCTION BEGINS Building of Olneys new sewage treatment plant oh the city farm is in progress by Hoys Filter Company of In the a crane is shown unloading steel that will be used to reinforce concrete that goes into the plants Enterprise photo Way Construction of Olncys new sewage treatment plant is well under City Council was told at its regular monthly meeting The installation marks the final phase of an overall water and sewer improvement program which has been in progress during the past Bonds for the projects were voted by Olney citizens in Feb ruary of Onethird of the cost of the argain Said Highly Successful Medlen Sign With Schools Two more Olney High School senior football players accepted athletic scholarships offers from major colleges this Jim 190 pound full back on the I960 Cub football team that advanced to the state 2A signed a letter of intent with the University of Oklahoma at Norman 190pound signed with Southern Meth odist University at Both Grisham and Medlen were alldistrict and allstale per formers in In four senior Cubs have signed with major Prev Center Larry Jeden and Tackle Spivey had inked agreements with Texas Cole Services Held Wednesday Funeral services for William former Olney resident who died in a rest home in Fort Worth Monday were conducted at Wednes day from the Olney Church of Christ with Minister Lonzell Ross was a retired farmer who moved to Young County in He was born August 1874 at and mar ried Nannie Bell Ribble in El lis County in His wife died in Survivors are five Curtis Cole of Oklahoma Lester and Horace Cole of O1 Dell Cole of Plainview and Ger ald Cole of Edmonson three Leona Trammel of Arlington and Waynie Evans and Beatrice Vinson of Corpus Christi 17 grandchild ren and 14 Burial was in Olney Cemetery under direction of Lunn Funeral Pallbearers were William Blanton Kobe Hugh ing and Ray AntiSuperintendent Bill Gets Panels OK House Bill a measure that I waste of taxpayers money in would abolish the office of coun ty school superintendent in Young was reported out of committee in the House of Representatives at Austin Wed Representative Wayne Gibbens told the Enterprise by Gibbens said the bill was de ated in the House committee on counties Wednesday and was passed by that panel and sent to the floor of the Gibbens said the bill will come before the entire membership of the House at an early and he predicted that it will be ap proved by that If House passage is the hill will then go to the The bill was introduced at the request of George Corse of Young County school superintendent who is working to get county school superintend ent offices abolished in counties having only a few pupils in com mon school Gibbens represented House Bill 483 and steered it through the committee and Corse appeared as a witness in behalf of the who contends that coun ty superintendent offices are a many is attacking on two fronts by pushing a gener al abolition bill in the Legisla ture and by getting lawmakers to sponsor local bills to do away with the office in individual Big Crowds Attend Supper at Newcastle A crowd estimated at 700 per sons attended the pancake supper Saturday night in Newcastle School The supper was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of with the cooperation of Olney and Graham Chambers of as a benefit Proceeds were earmarked to help pay off endebtedness against the New castle Community Tickets for the event were dis tributed in Newcastle and and large crowds from ail three towns were Chamber of commerce officials declared the supper a big suc although exact figures on the financial outcome were not yet available here at Track Team Entered In Relays at Graham The Olny High School Cub track and field team will par ticipate Saturday in the Possum Kingdom Relays at Coach Don Williams Team members slated to com pete are Jerry Kinjj and Lanny 100yard dash Kenneth 220yard dash and low hurd les Jim Grisham and Ronnie high hurdles Norman shot put Jerry Bishop and Jim 880yard run and Norman Charles Hambrick and David mile Rites Held For Robert Jones Funeral services for Robert Kdward 89 yearold El berl were conducted at 3 m Sunday from the Filbert liaptist Officiating were Rev Lewis pastor of the Klbert Bap tist Church Gerald Much pastor of the Klbert Method ist Church and Roy Edg pastor of the Throckmorton Baptist Burial was in Klbert Cemetery under direction of Lunn Funeral a resident of this area for 44 was born Novem ber in Navarro A veteran of the Spanish American he attended Bay lor University and was a former public school He was a retired farmer at the time of his Jones moved to Olney in 1017 and to Klbert in Survivors are three Mrs Arnold and Klbert Curtis of Klbert one II Jones of Throckmorton seven grand children and 10 great grandchild The firsl edition of Olnry Bar gain staged here Friday and Saturday by local retail HUT was described by the par ticipants as a highly successful A large majority of the mer chants who took part by adver tising Bargain Days special said the promotion was profoundly effective and well received by shoppers from Olney and through out the trade Sponsored by the retail mer chants of the Olney Chamber of Olney Bargain Days is planned as a monthly program staged on Die first Saturday of each plus the preceding The March Bargain observed last Friday and launch ed the Most of the merchants whom the Kntcrprise Monday spoke of the Bargain Days trade promotion in enthusiastic Best two days of business for weve had since om merchant Friday was a good day and Saturdays business was another I sold over half of my adver tised by noon added still Shoppers liked Bargain Typical of the comments heard was this statement from a shopper from a nearby com rnunity Im really enjoying be ing in Olney and going around to the various stores and taking ad vantage ot their This is a real good for the mer chants and shoppers Because of the marked success of th edition of Bargain members of the retail mer chants are expecting even greater merchant participa tion in next months scheduled March 31 and April Data Needed sewage treatment located on the city farm at the southeast edge of is being paid by the federal The new sewer plant Is called the Hays Submerged Contact Aeration Process of Sewage patented by the Hays Process Company of Clyde Hays of who is here to supervise the installa tion fur Hays Filter said the system is designed for a town of Its main components are three pre two settling contact a chlorine mix ing chamber and sludge drying The present treatment Mays will bo con verted into a digestion The main part of the plant will be contained in an excava tion 85 feet 40 feet wide and 11 feet The big hole Sec Back Page OHS oneAct ploy Qn Feed Grain Staged for Club was High Nome Class Favorites Class favorites were elected by the Olney High School juniors in a class meeting this Judy Whitaker and Jack Hick oil were named best allaround girl and Sandra Keo and Marcia Hall were elected most beautiful and Hilly Ross and James Meredith were picked as handsomest The class favorites will be pic tured in a special section of the OHS The The Journey to ram den and one act directed Hud HugKins presented by an Olney School cast at Wednesdays luncheon meeting of the Rotary liib in Community The will he entered in Uie district Txus Interscholasiic play Miles it Jacks horo March Hi Members of the cast are Took er Ilimay Martha Tommy Konnie Johnson and Shirley Klese Purr is a member of the statfe crew Troy Dees served as program leader and introduced Mat Dyer of Wichita Falls was a visiting while Carl Jaekson attended as a guest with Boh i i Pack 89 Cub Scouts Honored Cub Scouts of Olney Pack along with their were honored with a Blue and Gold banquet Monday evening in Ol ney Community Guest speaker for the event was Scott Olney Hitfh School senior who is an Kagle Scout and member of the Order of the Whitaker told the group how the Scouting program has been a rich experience and uplifting influence in his Randy Clerihew said the invo and Carroll Rue led the group in singing Games were directed Phillip La rim Al cubmaster for Pack wlecomed guests and intro America by All YOUMK County prodiu who failed to provide the Agi i cultural hi I ion an I Con office with 1050 IJMiO uram sorghum and corn crop information should do so hy March stated 1 CnUmaii ASC office manager at This data is vitally needed in order to establish base acreages for each corn grain sor ghum farm in the county and as a basis for determining price sup port eligibility and cash payment rales for producers who desire to The Young County ASC county committee appreci ates theassistance of all produc ers in hi is important Walton said A county wide feed gram sur vey was made Tuesday of this with farmers asked to turn in required information at eith er the REA office in City Mall at Community Center at Loving or ASC office at Those who failed to provide the information at that time are urged to do so by March Inspection Team To Visit Schools A threeman accreditation team from the Texas Education Agency is scheduled to be in Olney Wed March to inspect the local school Superinten dent Charles Mitchell The team will be composed of Ivfe assistant commis sioner for and Ver non Odorn and guidance all from the Texas Education Agency headquarters in Morlan was scheduled to spend all day March at Olney High School to and evaluate results of the achieve ment tests which took a few months ago and to advise school officials concerning the possible need for additional test The accreditation Mitch ell will check the local schools examining school board operational classroom faculty qualifications and numerous other Mitchell Texas Education Agency accreditation teams are in the process of visiting all pub lie schools of the duced the Anthony more and Hrtty Clerihew of Den pastor of the First Mae Scohee and Jackie Christian said the Morgan Den Three and Ruby I WaIUi i i A supper of fried chicken and the trimmings was Myers presented an apprecia tion pin to Jack com mander of the American the packs institutional and to R who founded Pack 89 and served as its first Jeanes is now scoutmaster of Hoy Troop Myers gave recognition certifi cates to the pack denmothers Janelle Ickert and Mary Heard of Den Iattie Lari Ktta and Juanita of Hen Four The articles made by the Cub Scouts with their genius were judged by DcWaync cubmaster of Pack Jeanes and Jerry field representa tives for the Young Jack of the Hoy Scouts of Winners were Randy Rex Joe Mack Schmidt and Donald Ray Special guests were Jeanes and Assistant Scoutmaster Scott Whitaker of Scout Troop BURTONS VISIT IN ABILINE Mr and Burton were in Abilene Sunday visiting their ings and family Mutchings suf fered a severe heart attack re cently and is a patient in Hen dricks Memorial Knroule the Burtons visited in Raird with their sun in law and and and their Jim Ray Higgins and Landes to Preach For Baptist Revival James pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wich ita Kails since will be evan gelist for the spring revival at Olney First Baptist Ap ril Erwin Song leader for the meeting will he John Matthews of First Southern Baptist Church of Tus native of Lewis attended Magnolia Rice Insti tute at Houston and Ouchita Col luge at He did graduate work in the University of Arkansas as a fellow in Landes is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth with a masters degree in Hi was 1 ored with doctorates from uvard Payne Brow in from lor I in and from i d western Uni in i
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