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Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - September 1, 1960, Winnsboro, Texas Microfilm g�fvic6 P. 0. Bo* 8066 Dallas, Tex'as Prevent grass, forest (ires! Serving Northeast Texas' Leading Produce Market, Agricultural Section and Rich, FmifCounty Oil Area Velum* S3-Numb�f 42 Winntbefe, Wad County, Tesat, Thuftdty September 1, I960 10c A COPY Twe S�etie*ft-'~Tw�l�� Page* MORNING AFTER FIRE - Smoke still rise* from the gutted building which formerly housed the RoseUwn Grocery ment workmen clean fallen citizen, surveys the ruins of and Nursery at Newsome. brick from State 11. Henry the town's last big retail store. Here Texas Highway Depart- Whitworth, at left, a Newsome (Staff Photo) Fire razes Newsome grocery A fire Friday night swept through the Roselawn Grocery and Nursery at Newsome, razing the town's only large retail outlet. Loss was estimated at about $15,000-$16,000 by Kenneth TOWN TALK Br Howard W. Ronsr THAT SEASON AGAIN - Although it seems unbelievable, first football game of the season will be Friday night here. Why not plan to attend and give your local team some cheering support? A ticket box and gate have been erected just north of the east entrance for fans on loot. This allows cars to pass through the main gate, and gets people away from the cars. Also, there is a new, more orderly parking arrangement inside, which attendants will explain to motorists. A second story has been added to the press box for photographers and the coach, the grass on the field is trimmed, and everything's ready to go. t t t RE-MARRIED - If you had it to do all over again, would you marry the same person? Mannie Williams and Ruby Daily did last ononth at the W. B. Crawford home at 413 Carnegie. Reared at Leesburg, the couple married 35 years ago, but went their separate ways three years later. Each married another and raised families. Then their mates died. Sometime afterward, he contacted her in Lubbock, and they met at the Crawford home on a Saturday and were re-married on the following Wednesday. t t t SIAMESE MELONS - A. G. Clark of Golden, who has been raising melons and sweet potatoes three miles north of town, recently brought in a most unusual specimen - a "Siamese" melon - or two melons grown together. Come by The News and see it before we cut it. Hurry! t t t ON VACATION - Society notes should be turned in early next w�ek, for our society reporter, Mrs. Ray Edwards, and hubby are going to be gone on a vacation to Colorado, Utah and Nevada. Pickton Hornets to open Sept. 8 vs. Caddo Milk First game for Coach Don Neighbors' Pickton Hornets will be Thursday night, Sept. 8 at 8:00 against Caddo Mills here. The Hornets are in District 13-B, six-man football, and have been going through hard workouts for the season opener. Schedule for the Hornets for 1960-61 is as follows: First Round at 8:00 Sept. 8-Caddo Mills-H Sept. 15-Westminster-T Sept. 22-Community-T Oct. 1-Blue Ridge-T Oct. 1-Blue Ridge-T Oct. 6-Lone Oak-T Second Round at 7:30 Oct. 14-Caddo Mills-T Oct. 20-Westminster-H Oct. 27-Community-H Nov. 3-Blue Ridge-T Nov. 10-Lone Oak-H Records - an speeds in the newest and most popular selection* Western Store, Wilson and Milton Garrett, owners. About half the lost was covered by insuarnce, they reported. Saved was part of the charge accounts, an adding machine and a little feed. The fire apparently broke out about 10 a.m. in the rear of the building, where switches, fuse boxes and two fans were located No one knows who first de> tected it. J. D. Warrick, driving through town to his job at Lone Star Steel plant noticed nothing at 10:30 p.m. Garrett came through town about 10:45 and likewise saw nothing. A. C. Pritchett and J. W. Griffith estimated that it caught fire a-round 10:30 but did not break out. Mrs. Griffith heard it about 11 and when she and Mr. Grif- Fall truck crops looking good after rains Winnsboro area truck crop growers are optimistic about late summer and early fall crops since the rain this past Sunday. On the local produce market there are still a few watermelons being brought in and a nice variety of vegetables continues to come in. Yellow squash is still in abundance with, about 700 bushels a day bringing $2.00 each. There are also plenty of peas at 5 cents a pound and lots of bell pepper which is bringing $1.25 a bushel. Tomatoes are not too plentiful and are bringing $1.25 per half bushel. Hot pepper, too, is scarce and is worth $2.00 a bushel. A few cucumbers at 2.50 per bushel and some egg plant at $1.50 per bushel are on the market. Sweet potatoes, still in the first stage of production, are bringing $3.00 a bushel. Carnegie Library fall hours begin Sept. 6 The fall time schedule for Carnegie Library goes into effect Tuesday, Sept. 6, when the hours will be from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, according to an announcement by Mrs. T. O. Craddock, librarian. Most of town to close Monday, Labor Day The local banks, post office, schools and most Winnsboro business will observe Monday, Sept. 5 as labor day and will not be open for business on that date. .31 INCH RAIN FALLS IN AREA ON SUNDAY A total of .31 inch rainfall fell in Winnsboro in a shower Sunday afternoon, according to offical measurement at Farmers Coop. A larger quantity was reported to the north of town, smaller to the south. fith got to the building the roof had already fallen in. Fire trucks from Winnsboro and Pittsburg answered the a-larm. They arrived too late to extinguish the fire, but kept it from spreading to nearby build- ings. Wilson stated Tuesday that they plan to re-build the grocery, and rent a building available a-cross the L&A tracks for the nursery. The building is the T. H. 'Barrett sweet potato house. Dove season opens; Good fishing reported Prentis Fall hunting and fishing seasons are here, with dove season | pound 7 beginning in the north zone to- j Mills on day. One of the finest crops of doves in years has been the observation of hunters, with other game, including squirrels, expected to be especially abundant this year. Game wardens warn that hunting and fishing licenses expired Wednesday, Aug. 31. Together they cost $5.30 - $2.15 for the fishing license and $3.15 for the hunting permit. Fishing has been extremely good in the area the last few days, with bass and crappie striking in a fine manner. Lee Rhoades, fishing in a nearby lake, caught five bass weighing about 30 pounds. Winkle caught a 5 ounce bass near Pine a big sinker. At the same time Dick McPherson caught three nice bass and Mrs. McPherson caught a 4 pound bass. File applications for fall cover crops now - ASC The Wood County ASC office in Quitman now is ready to accept applications for Federal cost-sharing on crimson clover, hairy vetch, singletary peas, winter peas, white clover, yellow hop clover, fescue grass and fertilizer. No application will be approved and issued before Sept. 15 for hairy vetch, and about Oct. 1 for crimson clover and other clovers. Cost shares will not be approved for more than 200 pounds of 10-20-10, or the e-quivalent, in fertilizer. Re-modeling now underway at the Church of Christ Re-modeling of the front of the Church of Christ on North Main Street was started Wednesday, reports Bennie Woods, minister. The congregation hopes to have the work completed in time for the beginning of the gospel meeting, which begins Sept. 11 and extends through Sept. 18, Work will include closing in the front of the building to provide for a cry room, vestibule, water fountain and two rest rooms. Milk glass - fcarge selection of quality milk glass by Smith at Western Store Mrs. T. G. Gore underwent major surgery Friday at Mt. Pleasant Hospital and Clinic. She is reported to be recovering satisfactorily. Her room number is 110. Fred 'Bithell is recuperating at his home after undergoing major surgery recently in a Mt. Pleasant hospital. ROUND-THE-CLOCK EFFORT- Huge Tidewa ter plant moves nearer operation Tidewater Oil Co.'s new, multi-million dollar gas cycling and de-sulphurization installation eight miles northeast of Winnsboro will move another step toward full operation Friday when its processing plant begins functioning. First phase of operation - the functioning of the gas cleaning and compressor plants - already is completed nt the big installation, whose overall purpose is to process 60 million feet of gas and extract 224 long tons of sulphur daily from the 12,-000 foot unitized Smackovcr (Jurassic) producing zone, deepest of five pay horizons in the field. The processing plant will extract from the raw gas 7,480 barrels of distillate, 1,040 barrels of propane and 550 bnrrels of butane daily from 16 deep Smackover wells in the New Hope field of Franklin County, location of the plant. Stripped gas will be re-injected. Next phase will be to get the sulphur plant into operation, according to Bruce Allen, plant foreman, whose force has been working around the clock to get the huge installation going. The sulphur plant is completed, but the drying out of refrac material which lines the vessels is not finished, he said. This has already been started, and it takes about seven days. A gas cycling plant without a desulphurizatioTi unit has been in operation in the field since 1957. Capacity of the pilot plant was 15 million feet daily. A railroad spur from ' the L&A Railroad .main line at Scroggins is being built to assist in handling sulphur shipments from the New Hope plant. Dirt work is underway on the four-mile line. Loading facilities also are under construction at the plant to ship sulphur by truck. The plant is expected to be able to extract an estimated 224 long tons of sulphur daily from the gas, according to Tidewater Vice President K. B. Miller Jr. through the company's Houston office. The going price per ton earlier was $23. Gas produced from the Smack-over in the New Hope field, first significant discovery from that horizon in East Texas, contains almost 15 per cent hydro*-gen sulphide by volume. Because of its corrosive properties and health dangers, handling of the gas has long been a concern of engineers. Raiders to face Edgewood Friday Winnsboro's Red Raiders meet Edgewood's Bulldogs at 8 p.m. Friday here in the first game of the season, with the Raiders favorites to take it five in a row over the Van Zandt County eleven. The Raiders will be fielding one of the heaviest lines in a decade, employing the T formation inaugurated here last year by Coach Bill Long. With six seniors (pictured below and 14 lottermen back from won only four games, two of those against the Bulldogs. Experience in the line includes senior Paul Garrison, tackle, 190, who is being boomed as a candidate for all-district honors, and a junior, 195-pound tackle Charles Turner, who stands beside him. They are backed up by-several strong linemen. In the backfield, most experience comes from HB Norman Johnson, 145-pound senior speedster. While favored, the Raiders 1959, the Red Raiders are will expect a strong scrapper in '' Trail of Lonesome Pine9 9 next for Little Theater The Piney Woods Players have been informed that the play, "Shepherd of the Hills", will not be available to the group for its fall program. The play had originally been scheduled for presentation October 29 and Nov. 5. Hollywood is objecting to presentation of the play, alleging that Paramount studios owns exclusive rights to theater adaptation of the novel. A lawsuit is threatened against thirty-five natives of the Shepherd of the Hills country who are presenting the play in an amphitheater near Branson, Mo., unless the alleged infringement is stopped. Another well-known three act play, "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" has b^en substituted. Classroom Teachers hold year's 1st meet The Winnsboro Classroom Teacher Association began its year's activities with a breakfast at Wilcoxson's Cafe Monday. Mrs. Magalyn McClure, president, presided and introduced new members of the faculty. Mrs. Margaret Beene, first vice president, gave an inspiring talk on the theme for the year, "The^ Professional Teacher - Master'Key to Quality Education". PRECINCT 1 SINGING AT MYRTLE SPRINGS Precinct One singing meets at Myrtle Springs Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4. Tentative first rehearsal date has been set for September 29. Casting will get underway next week. The Little Theater meeting for September will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Ideal Grill. All members are urged to be present. Autumn Trails queen contest entries coming in Entries are coming in for the "Miss Autumn Trails" queen contest which will culminate in a gala coronation ball October 15 inaugurating The Autumn Trails Association's first annual Folk Arts Festival. The queen will preside over all festivities during the month long celebration. First entry was Winnsboro's winsome "Miss Strawberree", Miss Kay Ritchey. Girls are urged to get their pictures in as early as possible in order that preliminary judging may be gotten out of the way. Fifteen finalists will be chosen. From this group the queen will be selected with remaining finalist3 and their escorts, serving as the queen's court. It is hoped that all communities in the Winnsboro trade area will submit entries for the contest. Pictures may be entered by family or friends of the contestant. They should be sent to Art Craft Studio, or to Mrs. Odena Jrannam, Rt. 1, Winnsboro. expected to be stronger than the last two seasons, when the team Local business improvement activity brisk Business improvements activity was brisk in Winnsboro in August, with a number of firms adding to the value of their businesses in this manner. � At Farmers Cotton Oil Co., following complete remodeling of the main offices and addition of a line of dairy products, new scales have been erected, and considerable improvements have been made in machinery in the feed making buildings. Another building has been repainted and most of the grounds have been paved. At Allen Cook Chevrolet, dirt work at the rear of the building will provide a place to park 20 additional cars. The Nollie Inman Shop front is being improved with a new awning. McCrary-Waggoner - Edwards Funeral Home has erected a fine new name plate, in relief, on the front of its building. H. C. Poe has razed the old building next to Poe's Sporting Goods to make room for parking. WEB Filter Co. has had a curb and gutter constructed at the front and south side of its plant, extending east to Beech Street. A new sidewalk has been constructed leading to the front door. Connor-Campbell Lumber Co. has constructed a new roof on one of its lumber sheds. Henry Snodgrass has remodeled and re-painted his lumber building. Wayne Redding Food Store has moved into its new building on Carnegie Street. Brookshire's has installed two new signs, remodeled checking stands and added one new station. Redecorating of the store interior is now going forward. Taylor Bros, has built two offices, one for three desks and the other for two. Also the company has purchased a lot directly behind the former Redding Food Store for customer parking. It will be ready within the next two months. I Edgewood, a 17-A team which, until last year, always played the local team close ones. Evidence is that the Bulldogs are stronger than in 1959, when they lost to Winnsboro 42-6. Coached by I. T. James, the Bulldogs will field 12 letter-men. Red Raider roster for the first game of the season will be as follows: Nam* Gr. Wt. Pee Marcus Bose 9 150 QB Mike Wilson 10 140 Q�B Dale Moore 11 145 HB David Hammons 9 130 HB Bruce Stuart 10 140 HB Gene Bethea 11 155 FB Mickey Pinson 9 120 HB Bobby Mangum 9 145 HB John Weems 11 135 FB Norman Johnson 12 145 HB John Wells 9 175 C S. C. Adams 9 175 T L. Quattlebaum 12 145 C Marvis Safford 11 190 T Quincy Morris 11 150 G Jerry Thompson 10 190 G Harry Darby 12 170 G Tom Matclock 11 155 G David Welch 11 165 T Charles Turner 11 195 T Butch Gorman 9 195 T Paul Garrison 12 190 T Jerry Petty 12 145 E Tom Morris 12 150 E Lynn Swanner 11 150 E Benny Johnson 10 140 E Tom Michael 9 145 E 'Bobby Williams 9 135 E Seventeen additional candi- dates turned out for football on the first day of school Tuesday, running the Raider total to 44. Other games which feature future Raider opponents are: Hooks at Jefferson, Atlanta at Linden-Kildare, Grand Saline, at Athens, DeKalb at Mt. Vernon and Talco at Quitman. Meter collection total $554.08 first month Parking meter collections for first month of operation were announced today a3 follows: First week .................... $151.80 Second two weeks ........ $272,64 Fourth week ................ $129,64 Total .............................. $554,08 Fines for the firat month were announced as follows: First week ...................... $20.90 Second week .................... $18,75 Third week .................... $ 8.75 Fourth week .................. $13,00 Total............................... $61.40 PAUL GARRISON LARRY QUATTLEBAUM JERRY PETTY NORMAN JOHNSON TQM MORRIS
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