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   Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - May 24, 1956, Winnsboro, Texas                                * 38188 00' ** Dallas, Texas Volume 49-Number 27 Serving Northeast Texas* Leading Produce Market, Agricultural Section and Rich, Four 'County Oil Area WINNSBORO, WOOD COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 19S6 TWO SECTIONS-EIGHTEEN PAGES Three Girls Take Honors In 1956 Graduating Class Miss Mary Yarbrough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Collins, took top scholastic honors for the 195G graduating class of Winns boro High School with a grade point average of 82, Principal R. L. Patrick announced today. Two girls, Miss Sara Brewer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brewer, and Miss Karen Wheeler, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F. B. Wheeler, tied for salutatorian honors with averages of 69 lA. The number of grade points complied by each student, instead of their grade averages is used in deciding the valedictorian and salutatorian of the graduating class, Patrick pointed out. All three girls had "A" averages throughout their high school careers. Miss Yarbrough compiled her big lead over the rest of the TOWN TALK By B. G. M. TOWN TALK has been  pinched for space the last week or two and several items have been held back, but this week we are going to see that they make the paper for they are samples of how big things will grow 121 Texas. T    T TUESDAY MORNING W. D. Richardson dropped in the office carrying a single rose that was big �inough for a bouquet by itself. The large red beauty measured approximately 18 inches around. He told us it was an Etolia Dehol-an rose. He bought the bush six years ago from Russell Wilson and this is the biggest bloom it has produced. He said that all of the blooms were large, but none compared with this one. He grew the flower by his office on the Pittsburg highway. t    t    t WEDNESDAY MORNING G. P. Love who lives at 308 Sherman street came by with an extra large egg. It measure 81/;: inches around the long way and 7% inches the other. He said he got it Tuesday and one of his Leghorn hens had laid it. Although this iooked like an awful big egg to us, Mr. Love said that he had seen one other egg that was larger, but it was not one of his hens that laid it. t t t THIS FISH STORY rates as the top one of the year. Malvin Cain told us that on May 11 he and Joe Beard were fishing in Lake Franklin and caught a bass that weighed three-quarters of a pound. Malvin tagged it and put it back in the lake. On May 21, 10 days later, an unnamed party landed the same fish and it weighed, on their scales, two pounds. iff JOE AND MALVIN figured it out and if the fish had maintained that rate of growth for six months, it would have weighed 23 % pounds. Attention, Nolan Suiter! See that those Red Raiders drink plenty of Lake Franklin water this summer. f    t    f GRADUATION is here and will soon pass into the memory book, but we think this is one of the smartest graduating classes to pass through the doors of Winnsboro High School. We are not talking about grades, but for having the foresightedness to plan a class reunion before they graduate. f    f    f EVERY OLD GRAD wishes at one time or another that his old graduating class would have a class reunion, so he or she could check up on all the old classmates. It makes a person feel good to know that he is not the only one in his class that added 50 pounds since graduation and lost all his hair. The biggest lift is to see the old girl friend that dropped you and her husband that looks no better than you. A class reunion is really a morale builder and we commend the 1956 Seniors for planning one even before they become exes. i*   1"   \ AMONG THE BRICKS a rose will grow and we found our rose this week. Mrs. Clara Russell who lived out on Rt. 1 came in and renewed her subscription to the paper. She said she hadn't missed an issue in 26 years and she wouldn't be without The News. We sure like that lady! class by carrying five and sometimes six subjects each 'semester. All three girls have been active in extra- Cirricular a c t i v i e s throughout their four years in high school. Miss Yarbrough has been active in the Future Homemakers of America and was named Home-maker of Tomorrow for the high school this year. She was also the Homemaker and Mathematic departments representative in who's-who this year. She was Organization Editor of the high school yearbook, served as secretary of the band, been president of the FHA, vice-president of the Spanish club and district pianist for the FHA. In her sophomore year of school she won the American Legion Citizenship Award. She was also valedictorian of her eight grade graduating class. Miss Brewer was a majorette in the band for two years and last year she was drum major. She was president of the FHA one of the two years she was a member and was in the Speech club three years. This year she was in Who's Who and completed her third year in the student council. She was an officers in that organization all three years. In her sophomore year the class named her as their favorite. She was also in the Spanish club for one year. The second salutatorian, Miss Wheeler, has been majorette of the band for two years and was assistant drum major this year. She has also been on the Raider and Tomahawk staffs for two years. During her four year membei'-ship in the FHA she served one year as president of the local chap- ter. In the Speech club she won two awards as an outstanding actress. She won district and regional honors in declamation during her junior year. This year she was Queen of the Senior prom and during her sophomore year she was elected football sweetheart. All three girls have their plans for the near future mapped out. Miss Yarbrough will wed in June and Miss Brewer is going to Texas State College for Women this fall and Miss Wheeler will enroll the University of Texas at same time. in the VALEDICTORIAN MARY YARBROUGH Rev. Edwards Is New Pastor In Pickton Church Rev. Gene Edwards assumed the duties of pastor at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton on May 6. The young, 23-year-old, pastor came to Pickton from the England Grove Baptist Church near Commerce. It was this church that finished second to the Pickton church last year in the judging of the best Rural and Village Baptist Church in the District. Rev. Edwards is a graduate of East Texas State Teachers College and the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth. He studied one year at the Baptist Seminary in Zurich Switzerland, in 1952. He is a native of Cleveland, Texas, and is married to the former Miss Helen Rogers. They have a daughter, Linda, who is seven months old. SALUTATORIANS KAREN WHEELER AND SARA BREWER Little League Opens Season Tuesday Night Little League Officials from Winnsboro and Pickton met Friday afternoon and worked out the schedule for the coming season. League play opens Tuesday night with all six teams seeing action. Games will be played here in the Little League park near the swimming' pool, at Walker park and in Pickton. Games here will begin at 5:30 p. m. and in Pick-ton at 8 p. m. Should Winnsboro get a lighted park the local games will begin at 8 p. m. Regular league play will run through June and the championship play-offs will follow. In the play-offs the fh-st and fourth place teams will play a best two out of three games series and the second and third place team will meet in a best two out of in a hat and the managers drew their players. No player limit was set by the coaches. A team may carry as many boys as it wishes on its rost-' er, but only six of them may be 12 years old. Some other rules set up by the officials call for six inning games, nothing but little league players can coach bases and if a team is not ready in J 5 minutes, the opponents get the game on forfeit. Other than these rules the league; will follow the regular rules of the Little League. The four Winnsboro teams arc: the Cardinals, Giants, Socks and Braves. Pickton's two teams are the Cubs and Pirates. Tuesday night the Cardinals go to Pickton to meet the Cubs. The Socks park. three game series. The two winners (Giants play the Pirates at the Lit-will meet in another best two out three games to decide the championship. The coaches for the four local teams met Friday at the Memorial School gym to select their teams from the names of boys wanting to play. All the names were placed tie League park and the meet the Braves at Walker Next Thursday the Cubs meet the Giants at Walker park and at the Little League park the Socks take on the Cardinals. Out at Pick-ton it will be the Braves going against the Pirates. One of Winnsboro's Oldest Houses Restored by Herschel Chadick One of the oldest houses, the Burkett home on Elm Street, in Winnsboro has been restored to its early 1900's beauty by Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Chadick. The architectural lines of the colonial style house are the same as they were when then ex-govem-or James Hogg used to visit his father-in-law Colonel James A. Stinson at the house, Chadick made only a few changes in the house's floor plan. Chadick said that according to the abstract of the house, it must have been built in 1881 by the Langfords. The property was or-ginally part of the Gorman tract. Col. Stinson bought the house in 1906 when he sold his large Eldridge Moved Home; J>, Z, Wright Improving According to reports received today D. Z. Wright and Johnnie Eldridge, both of whom have been hospitalized for several weeks, are much improved. Eldridge has been brought to his home where he will remain for three weeks before returning to a Shreveport hospital for surgery on an arm. "Zee" Wright is improving. He has regained consciousness and his progress is reportedly very satisfactory, lie is in a Mt. Pleasant hospital plantation south of Winnsboro to R. G. Andrews and retired. The Colonel remodeled and enlarged the house and, except fur for the addition of some bathrooms, that was the last change made in the house. Many of the old handmade doors are still in the house and Chadick ] put down wall-to-wall carpets to cover the uneven widths of the planks in the original floor. The foundation of the house is put together with oak pegs and the floors were nailed down with the old square type nails. "I had to countersink everyone of those nails before we could sand the floors and they were really set solid in the wood," Chadick commented, Sarah Stinson Hogg died in 1895, soon after her husband left the governor's mansion, and before her father bought the house. However, it is assumed that Hogg visited in the house several times before Col. Stenson's death, for when Ima Hogg was restoring the family home near Houston she came to the house and got many family heirlooms. After Colonel Stinson died, his daughter, Mrs. Lillie Burkett inherited the house and it became known as the Burkett home. The Burketts raised Colonel Stinson's grandson Ben Stinson, and it w� from Mrs. Stinson that 67 Seniors To Get Diplomas At Commencement Tonight Sixty seven Winnsboro High School Seniors will receive their diplomas at Commencement exercises in the high school gym tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock. The three honor students of�the class will make the principal addresses. Valedictorian Mary Yarbrough will make the Valedictory address and the two girls that tied for second place scholastic honors, Sara Brewer and Karon Wheeler, will make Salutatory addresses. J. D. Wolsclcy, president of the School Board will award the diplomas. Principal R. L, Patrick will present several awards to different members of the class and Superintendent W. A. Ferguson will introduce the guests. Earl Slay Lor will give the Invocation and Roy Carter will give the Benediction. Music, for the exercise will be provided by the high school band and the high school boy's quartet composed of Melvyn Hamrick, Jimmy Dodgen, K. P. Rhoades and Jimmy McDonald. Karen Wheeler will bo the accompanist. Barcahmreato exorcises for the CITY MUST CONSERVE WATER FOR SAFETY City officials today asked that the cttiiens of Winnsboro cooperate in conserving the city's meager water supply until the new well is completed and the water storage relieved. Both wells are pumping at only part capacity and fire department officials declared that should n firo break out they will need all excoss storage of Water possible. The usual consumption of water greatly reduces this storage, the officials pointed out. Memorial Graduation To Be Friday Morning Rev. H. H. Hunter, pastor of the Presbyterian Church will deliver the commencement address for the eight grade graduation exorcises in the Memorial School auditorium Friday morning at JO o'clock. Diplomas will be awarded the graduating class by J. D. Wolsclcy, president of the Winnsboro School Board. Students taking part in the program are Carol Martin who will play the Processional and Recessional, Bobby Swann will give the Invocation, Ann Craddock will deliver the Salutatory speech and Arvinell Newton will make the Valedictory speech. The entire graduating class will sing two songs, " 'Blue Star" and "Follow the Gleam." Honor students of the graduating class are Arvinell Newton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arvin L. Newton of lit. 3, valedictorian. Her grade average for the year is '.)!. Salutatorian is Sara Ann Craddock with a grade average of ill) for this year. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Craddock of lit. 3. Principal Melvin Draper called attention to four students in the class that have averages of !M for the year. They are Donna Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Smith, James Cannaday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cannaday, Kay Holloy,daughter of Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Clinton, and Sandra Thurnian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .John R. Thurman. Members of the class are: Bobby Attaway, Franklin Bennett, Linda Blundoll, Clarence Bmdshnw, Roba Mellon Brookshire, Barbara Sue Browning, Don Busby, Earnest Byars, Thelma Jean Caldwell, Glenda Campbell, James Cannaday, Don Carnos, Sara Ann Craddock, David Penn Crone, Linda Janice Crow, Billy English, Jerry Galloway, Tom Alvin Green, Helen Harrison and Sarah Ann Henry. Billy I-Iewctt, Roy Mack Hill, Kay Holley, Carol Sue Hudspeth, Brenda Hutchins, Linda Hutchins, Ronny Johnson, Bobbie Jones, Sue Walls, Linda Goolsby, Patricia Busby, Velma Clark, Jerry Noble, Maybelline Thomas, L, C. Daniel, Jerry Craig, Dathcn Joiner, Jean Shirley, Wanda Suiter, Glen Saxon, Martha Marr, LaJoy Konno-nier, C'layborn King, Linda Lockey, Gone Earl London, John Wayne McCown, Carilon McNair, Carol Martin, Sara Janice Martin, Lcola Meadows, Myrtie Louise Rouse and Robert Mil nor. Rosalind Mills, Virginia Mills, Arvinell Newton, Ray Irwin Petty, Cecil Pinson, Botty Pritchctt, Harry Rogers, Bronda Ross, Brenda Bussing, Jerry Screws, Charlotte .Sebastian, Sherry Simmons, Donna Kay Smith, l.ynnctte Stevens, Gerald Edwin Stringer, Eva Lcona Suggitt, Jerry M. Surratt, Bobby Swann, Donny Swann, -Bobbie 'i abb, Tim Taylor, Dorothy Thompson, Sandra Thurnian, Roger Tirtney, Raymond Wolzol, Ro-cecca Wheeler and McArthur Woodard. class were held Sunday night in the gym. Rev. Albert A. Clark, made the address before the graduating class. He was nssistcd in the service by Rev. J. Ivey Miller and Rev. Kirk Board. Girls in the class who will receive their diplomas tonight are Betty Attaway, Imogene Brnd-shaw, Sara Brewer, Doris Dullard, Sue Carolyn Butler, Glenda Clark, Rose Mary Cole, Marcy Jo Cone, Jerrio Lynn Davis, Jane Dickson, Joy Dodgen, Wilma Essl, Norma Harrison, Su� Hill, Janice Holley and Wanda Howie. Glenda Jarred, Roba l^nRue, Wanda Knight, Beverly Leshe, Sandra Phillips, Daisy Morris, De-lores Pate Fundorburk, Mary Turner. Barbara Turrentine, Karon Wheeler, Sue Ellen Wilcox Sustain;, Jo Ann Woodard, Betty Woodard, Mary Yarbrough and Dorothy Reese. Boys receiving diplomas arc Don Acker, Gaylo Alston, Billy Jack Anderson, Dan Atehley, Robert Banks, Jim Bothune, James Bowers, Tommy Blevius, Earl Brown, Roy Carter, T. J, Corbitt, John Paul Coh'v, Jimmy Dodgen, I lit- i bert Ray Gore, Charles Green, Jerry Mailman, Melvyn Hamrick, C. J. Harper, Charles Havens, John A, Holley, Marvin Louis Jones Paul Little, Jimmy McDonald, Lowell Miller and T. It. Mills. Gary Newman, Bonnie Pollard, Malcolm Pylant, K. P. Rhoades, Gabe Rich, Jerry Rogers, Earl Slaytor, Burt Wheeler, Edward Wilson, Spencer Wilson and Douglas Wolsoley. Chadick bought the house recently. Mrs. Chadick said that many j people who had visited with them j since they had moved into the house thought they were trying to refurnish it with antique furniture, but we already had the furniture and now we Slave a house it fit.;. Tho Chadieks have been picking up pieces of antique furniture for several years and while living in Florida near several old plantations, they were able to add a bedroom suite to their collection that seems to have been made for their new home. Trying to find painters to paint the outside was the biggest job in re-doing the house, Chadick said as he pointed to the high eaves of the house. They are more than 30 feet from the ground. Mrs. Chadick said when she first saw the house she was rather disheartened at the propects of fixing it up. Now after many days of work and 48 yards of brown domestic used up in curtains she is proud of the place. "However, if there are any women in town without anything to do, X could use their help in keeping these 14 rooms,'' she declared. Shell Deep Test Near Smackover Coring Depth Coring is expected to begin shortly in Shell Oil Company's No. I Stella Wright, northwest of Quitman and one of the tri-county area's three active Smackover explorations. Operators were drilling ahead this morning below 12,000 feet. Drilling ahead also wore Gulf Oil Corporation's No. 1 G. H. Gam-blin et al, Winnsboro Field, at l),200 feet and Tidewater's No. I-D Irene Alexander at 8,.'150 feet. Tho latter, an eastern outpost of the New Hope Field Smackover production area, has experienced a week's delay due to faulty cementing of intermediate casing which wes sot at 8,.'M.'l. Completion has boon made on a Woodbine oiler in the Trice field five miles south ami oast of Pins Mills, Wood County. Trice Production Company No. I Natural Gas & Oil Company, Hannah Payne survey, pumped 102 barrels per day from 5,(>!>;!-(>:{ feet. PICKTON HIGH SCHOOL'S honor students are Miss Arliss Herndon, valedictorian, and Dimple Sue Alford, salutatorian. Pickton Honor Graduates Did More Than Just Study W. Lee O'Daniel Speaking Here Friday Night W. Lee O'Daniel, former Texas governor and senator, now a candidate for governor will speak at the City Park Friday evening at 8 o'clock, Mrs. Grace Mailman said that O'Daniols had notified the city of-ficals that he would probably be here around 0:30 or 7 o'clock Friday afternoon and would speak at the park at H o'clock. O'Daniel is still using his hillbilly band that carried him to the governors chair and a seat in the senate in the late 30's and early   graduating class of Pickton High School. Arliss Herndon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Herndon, was named valedictorian of the class after compiling a four year average of 96.72. She entered high school at Pick-ton as a freshman after moving here from Hiyes, Kansas. In her sophomore year she was elected vice president of the Pickton chapter of the Future Homemakers of America. This year she was as- istant editor of the school paper. I    Dimple Sue Alford who attend-i ed the Pickton school system for ' 12 years was active in school activ-\ ities throughout her high school career. The daughter of Mr. and j Mrs. Paul Alford was named salut-; atorian after she compiled a four �year average of 'J3.1C. I    This year she was a member of the pep squad and vice president of the senior class. In her junior year she was secretary-treasurer of the class and secretary-treasurer of the FHA. Both girls plan to seek employment in the business world this summer or foil. Mra, Miller To Hear Eisenhower at Baylor Mrs. F. J. Miller is leaving today (Thursday) for Waco where she will hear President Eisenhower deliver the address for Commencement exercises at Baylor University Friday morning, May 25. Mrs. Miller will be the hous� guest of her son, Dr. Robert Miller who is a member of Baylor University faculty, and hi.-, family wtiiltj she is in Waco. WICAKA GROUP HAVING POPPY SALE MAY 26 The Wicaka Group of the Camp Fire Girls will sell poppies Saturday May 26, for benefit of the American Legion. Barbed Wire special! Heavy 13.3 gauge, 80 rod roll, $7.50 at your Western Store.   

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