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   Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - February 9, 1956, Winnsboro, Texas                                Dallas, t�x�� aufV"*---, (Thr ttltmtslmru Volume 49-Number 12 Serving Northeast Texas' Leading Produce Market, Agricultural Section and Rich, Four-County Oil Area WINNSBORO, WOOD COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1956 TWO SECTIONS-TWELVE PAfltl Broken Electric Line Kills Woodie R. Jones Woodie Ray Jones, 55, was electrocuted and his body virtually cremated Monday morning after he touched a live electric power line that was on the ground near his home in the Smyrna community - southeast of Winnsboro. Justice of the Peace D. W. Jackson set the .time of Jones' death at approximately 11 o'clock Monday morning. No one saw the accident, out the man was seen in Winnsboro earlier that morning and had stopped at a store close to his home shortly before the accident. City Marshall V. L. "Bfcutch" West was the first officer to the scene said that when he got .there Jones was lying on his back clutching the wire across his body with both hands. West said Jones was found on ,the road about 100 yards north of his home, where he lived alone. The wire was a primary power line for the Wood County REA and manager V. B. Shaw said these lines carry 7,200 volts of electricity. The body was so badly burned that D. B. Crow and ,two other men who discovered it almost passed it by because bhey didn't recognize it as a person, West said. The clothes and shoes had already turned and ,the (body blazing. After bhey found the man they had ..to drive to rtown to summon aid. A misunderstanding about the location first sent West and a Southwestern Gas and Eletric emergency crew to the Y grocery on Highway 11, then they were notified by radio that the accident was near the 4-way Grocery on the Perryville road. West said that when he first got to the accident, several onlookers were wanting to try and knock the wire away from Jones' body with a stick, but he wouldn't let them because of the danger of someone else being electrocuted. An emergency crew from the Wood County REA was on . the scene shortly after the officer arrived and they killed the line and then removed the body from the wire. � Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the McCrary-Waggoner-Edwards Funeral Chapel with Rev. Johnny Rogers conducting the services. Burial was in the Smyrna cemetery. He was born Sept. 10, 1901, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Jones. He is survived by .three brothers, Irvin L. Jones of San Diego, Calif., Norman G. Jones of Shreveport, La., and Robert Jones of Escondido, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Clara May Millican of Dallas. Red Raiderettes Win District Cage Crown Winnsboro has a district championship ! Coach Elmer Miller's Raiderettes beat Sulphur Sprfngs, Lassies 39 to 36 in a three minute overtime game Tuesday night in Sulphur Springs and clinched the title. The girls play one more district game against Pittsburg nextThurs-day night, hut, this will'have no effect on the title since Pittsburg has lost three games, Sulphur Springs two and Winnsboro none. Coach Miller said his girls .turned in their best performances of the year in whipping Sulphur Springs twice and taking the crown. .Saturday night the Raiderettes won 39 to 30 in a game played here. He stated that the outstanding work of his guards contributed much ,to the team's success in these two games. In the scoring department two Glendas carried the bulk of the scoring load in both contests. High Ice Storm Causes Death. Heavy Damages in Area By B ELECTRICITY: It U that wonder-* ful stuff we never appreciate until we punch the button and find not enough. Everyone in this territory was tossed back in the "dark ages" by ,the ice storm last week and suddenly became aware of how much we depended on those wires that spread over town like a spider web. The lack of electricity was the main topic of conservation all over .town. t   t   t ONE WOMAN said, after spend- ing one night by a kerosene lamp, that men who received their educations by stouding by the light of a pine kno,t should receive a special commendation. That lamp didn't make any light, and J don't see how we got along before we had electric lights, the lady seated, t   t   T MANY WINNSBOROANS wbo didn't own lamps or were unable to get candles just went to bed "with the chickens" and caught up on their rest. However many people found they couldn't enjoy their sleep without electricity for they were used to sleeping under "charged blankets" and they didn't like having to go back to sleeping under a big pile of covers, t   t   f RURAL RESIPENTS fpund that without their electricity they were almost helpless. One man said his wife couldn't cook because she had an electric stove, there w$s no water because the (See TOWN TALK, Page 8) Fito, colored or black and white, flash bulbs, cameras and supplies #t your Western Store. Scorer Glenda Clark led the way in both games. In Saturday's game here she scored 17 points and and Tuesday night in Sulphur Springs she made 20. Glenda Mc-Clure was close behind her in each contest. Saturday she made 14 and Tuesday she hit for 12. Tuesday night's game ended in a 36 to 36 tie. In a three imiroute overtime, Glenda Clark scored one free throw and a field goal ,to give Winnsboro it's margin of victory. Both teams threw up a strong defense throughout ,the game and at the end of the first six minutes Winnsboro was leading 1 to 0. Winnsboro was leading at .the end of the first quarter 6 to 5. Sulphur Springs was ahead 20 to 21 at the half and 31 to 28 a,t the end of the third period. In the game played here Saturday night Winnsboro was leading at .the end of the first period 15 to 8, at the half 22 to 15 and at the three-quarters mark 30 ,to 22. In this contest Matthems was high point girl for Sulphur Springs with 17 points and Pat Winkle made eight for Winnsboro. In the second game Matthews again led the Lassies with 20 points. Kay Talbert made 6 and Pat Winkle 4 for Winnsboro. The local girls are playing in a tournament at Union Hill this week end. It opened today with Winnsboro meeting Avinger at 4 o'clock this afternoon. ICY ROADS put Dr. Frank Wheeler's car in a ditch north of Winnsboro. No one w�i injured and the car wa� undam- aged. A wrecker is towing the car buck on, the road while a repairman 8r>'d*� the car. -News Staff Photo CAUSING THE first break in electric service for Winnsboro was this large tree limb that   came   crashing   to   the ground Thursday afternoon in W. H. CKadick's front yard. The limb snapped power lines as it came down. -News Staff Photo Special Guests Coming To Rotary Celebration REMOVING ICE coated tree limbs from over power lines kept eJectric li'ne repairmen busy during the storm. Here this workman is on an ice covered ladder sawing off limbs that might get on the lines if the limbs should break. -News Staff Photo Lee Grabel Presenting Two Shows Wednesday Two Well Sites Being Prepared For Drilling Preparations for more drilling operations in the Winnsboro areai were (underway today as Workmen were building roads and rigging up for two important wildcats south of town. Despite delays due to winter weather, operators were, reported completing derrick and rigging up this morning for the No. 1 D. B. Paschal seven miles south of Winnsboro and southeast of Stout. Contract depth is 7,000 feet or 200 feet into the Paluxy. To be drilled by iBobby Manziel of Tyler, it is a sub-lease from C. P. McKnightJr. on a farmoutfrom The Texas Company. Location is 330 feet out of the southeast corner of an 83.25-acre tract, Antonio Calderon survey. Drilling contract for Gulf Oil Corporation's No. 1 G. H. Gamblin et al Smackover wildcat in the Winnsboro Field has been let to .the M. J. Delaney Company of Dallas and road building was underway today. Location is 150 west and on the same 73.5nacre tract, Benj.*min Lee survey, as the Winnsboro Field discovery, the No. 1 H. H. Birewer, drilled by Gulf in 1943. The field now produces from about 8,000-foo.t level and Smack-over depth is below 12,000 feet. In the New Hope area northeast (See OIL, Page 8) The time for the two shows by the internationally famous illusionist Lee Grabel has 'been set at 2:15 in the afternoon and at 8 o'clock Wednesday night, Feb. 15, in the High School gym. Lions President Russell Wilson announc-ed today. ' Wilson also announced a new price for advance tickets, and the price of children's tickets. Adults tickets bought in advance will cost $1.00 and $1.25 at the door. Children's tickets for Wednesday's afternoon performance are 25 cents for grade school children, and 35 cents for high school students. Children attending the night show will be admitted for 50 cents. The afternoon show is a special students show, Wilson said. This famous illusionist has received good press notices in all of his performances and his Revue features many acts beside the ones usually found in a magic show. Some of Grabel's acts are shot-ing a young lady from a canon and having her immediately appear from a trunk that is nested in the middle of several locked trunks, and a pin-
                            

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