Winnsboro News, August 17, 1961

Winnsboro News

August 17, 1961

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Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1961, Winnsboro, Texas P. O. Box 8066 Dallas, Toxas Serving Northeast Texas1 Leading Produce Market, Agricultural Section and Rich, Four-County Oil Area 3�h� Hlhtnsluirn �fetua Volume 54-Number 40 Winnsboro, Wood County. Texas, Thursday August 17, 1961 10c A COPY Two Sections-Twelve Pages Support the Red Raiders --Join your Winnsboro QUARTERBACK CLUB CHEERLEADERS, 1961 - These Winnsboro students are attending cheerleader school at East Texas Stale College. From left to right they arc Kathy Parker, Sandra Gcar-ncr, Shirley Llntlscy, Emily Tanner, Nancy Saxon and Sue Anderson. They will lead the cheering at Red Raider pep rallies and sports activities. 49 grid candidates out for practice in first days The initial steps in the development of football players was begun at Winnsboro High School practice field Monday morning TOWN TALK By Howard W. Rosser TOUCH OF FALL - There was a touch of autumn in Winnsboro today, following the beneficial rains. Elsewhere, in the northeast, temperatures dipped into the 30s from upper Michigan to parts of New England. Snow fell atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Monday night at 8 p.m. the Autumn Trails directors will meet in the Merchants Building conference room to lay final plans for the third annual festival, now just two months distant. t t t DUTCH KRUGER, the Dutch sailor who came to Winnsboro more than 40 years ago with a carnival and stayed because he fell in love with the town's kids, is in Reed Rest Home. Dutch, who is somewhere on the other side of 80, thought ho could help coach a Little League team a-gain this year, but kept complaining about dizzy spells, and found he just can't get around like he used to. We know he would appreciate visits from friends, especially "his boys". t t t A. C. WEIR Monday afternoon caught a beautiful 8 pound 2 ounce black bass in the D. B. Clonts lake on Big Sandy Creek. t t t OLIVE WOLSELEY, tanned and looking swell, was in town this week on a months vacation . . . just having put to bed the State Garden Club's publication . . . She was interested in the Little Theater, the new motel, and other signs of progress about town . . . t t t PURPLE HULLS, SALT PORK - Something you might appreciate, as we did, is this little article by W. D. Bedell, which appeared in a recent issue of The Houston Post, and brought to my attention by my better half: Every summer the women's pages are loaded with recipes to perk up your hot weather taste buds. This summer is no different. You get recipes for things like chicken cooked with oranges, red velvet cake, lime juice on watermelon. Let's not kick these fancy foods. They are fine when you must have a change. But let's not forget, either, the virtues of blackeyed or purple hull peas cooked with salt pork. The little while cream peas are good, too, but they don't have quite the full country flavor of blackeyed or purple hulls. The best place to get peas is to grow them yourself. There are few sights as pretty as at patch of purple hulls standing up two feet high with the bright pods, big as a nickel pencil, arching gracefully in the hot sun. But you don't have to grow them. All summer long you can buy them at the supermarket. This summer the prices have been reasonable, while some fresh fruits and vegetables have been pretty high. Two pounds of the peas is a mess. One pound just doesn't (See TOWN TALK, Page 2) , Records -all speeds in the newest and most popular selections. Western Store. when 49 candidates reported for opening sessions. Filled with dreams of gridiron glory, the hopeful candidates arrived at 8 a.m. to begin an intensive two-week period of twice-a-day workouts. It was a cool Monday morning, then in the afternoon the team worked out with very light rainfall coming down. Junior high drills began Tuesday afternoon about 2 o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Garland Harrison have returned from a 15-day vacation in Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain States, spending some time with his brother in Wyoming. with senior high coach, John Baker and assistant Charles Ses-som assisting new junior high coach Bobby Benefield in the instruction. Looking over the senior club, sideline observors noted a large number of big boys, probably the biggest group in at least six or seven years. Spirited competition, for starting positions appear imminent, both in the line and backfield. First scrimmage of the Raiders will be Tuesday night a-gainst Lindale there. Then on Saturday night, Oct. 26 they will scrimmage Gladewater's Bears here. Quarterback Club names officers, plans projects Budget reviewed, teacher hired by school trustees Officers were elected and a program of activity outlined at the second meeting ,of the Quarterback Club, held Friday night at The Fountain House. JOHN EARL McCRARY President Named president was John Earl McCrary. Vice president is John Nabors; secretary-treasurer, Don McAdoo; program chairman, Harry Wilson and membership chairman, Prentis Winkle. Project chairman R. L. Baker submitted a proposal that the club rent cushions at home football games at 25 cents each. This was approved by the Club, and he was authorized to order 100 cushions at the beginning. The Club agreed to assist the football team by taking a number of boys who live out in the country home each night for the first two weeks. Also, it volunteered to assist at the gates when asked. Refreshment committee of Ed Hutcherson and Wayne Thomas was named. Coach John Ba'ker requested that at the workouts, to which he welcomes the townspeople, that the people remain in the stands and not come out on the field to talk to and thereby distract the boys. First regular meeting of the Club will be at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at the Fountain House. TEETH PROTECTORS will be compulsory for Winnsboro Red Raiders this fall, announces Coach John Raker, this one, shown by 195-iiound lineman Butch Gorman, is made qt' silicone rubber. The boys make them alter workouts, and it requires about 30 minutes to make a set. The mouthpiece protects against chipping and splitting teeth. "We feel like tbai anything we C9V *� to keep from getting boys hurt we want to do it," explains Coach Baker. "As % per cent of dental injuries are frontal, we t'eel like this protector covers it. By next year California and Texas will be the only states that will ml require teeth protectors, and we're trying to keep abreast of the latest protective measures." (Staff Photo) The Board of Trustees in their regular monthly meeting Monday night transacted the following business: ONE: Reviewed the proposed 1961-62 budget of the schools. TWO: Hired Mrs. Sue Bullock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Driskell, to teach a new girls' physical education program in the high school at state salary schedule subject to assignment by the Superintendent. THREE: Because of its past record in support of free public schools in Texas, moved to have the cornerstone of the new high school laid by the local Masonic Lodge. FOUR: Adopted a student insurance program for the coming year. FIVE: Awaited word from Fred Buford, architect, on plans for re-locating the proposed high school. In plannning for the plant consideration of the future need for a track around the football field was overlooked. The architect is making a complete survey of all the school property and is scheduled to present, other ideas of location at a future meeting. The budget is scheduled to be adopted at a called meeting in the near future. Adoption was withheld Monday night because recent legislative action will bring an increase in receipts, including salary of professional personnel, operation and transportation. As presently present-ed, total expenditures of the year would amount to $900,778, while total revenue would total an estimated $899,123, and the changes would bring the budget "in the black". The sale of $500,000 in bonds, to build the new high school plant is included in the budget figures. The Trustees approved the student insurance program. Un- Bethel Baptist Church, Pickton, sets revival Revival at the Bethel Baptist Church at Pickton will start Sunday, Aug. 20 and last through Aug. 27. Bro. Clem Sullivan of Dallas will bring the messages. Services will be at 10:30 in the mornings and at 7:30 at nights. Bro. Harvey Green is pastor. der it, students who are partici pators in junior high athletics j will be required to be enrolled in the $3 at-school coverage plan or the $10 24-hour-coverage plan, and all boys in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in football will be enrolled in the $12 football insurance plan at the expense of the school. Parents of other students may take a $10 or $3 plan for their children, or none. Arrington's Grocery robbed Friday night Arrington's Grocery on the Pittsburg Highway was robbed of $262 worth of groceries and supplies about 10 o'clock Friday night, it has been reported. Robbers entered the store through the west rear door after breaking a padlock. Included in the stolen goods was a combination adding machine and cash register, which was found later broken where it had been dumped out on the Perryvillc road, and four boxes of 16-gauge shotgun shells, four boxes of 12-gauge shot gun shells, one box of .410 shells, eight boxes of .22 long rifles and eight boxes of .22 shorts, a box and a half of cigars, a Timex watch, 35 cartons of cigarettes, air gauge and a gallon of mil-k. Interest keen in Como field Smackover try Pan American Petroleum Corporation's No. 1 Edson -. Brown Smackover test was reported drilling below 11,400 feet in the West Yantis field Tuesday. The operation was approximately 1,500 feet above the pay zone for the area. Interest continued keen in Delta Drilling Company's No. 5 W. H. Coker Smackover exploration in the Como field, which was around 12,200 feet. Reports circulating here indicated that structure depths are running favorably as the Coker goes through the Buckner lime which overlays the Smackover. IT'S ALL ELECTRIC, this home built by E. C. Wilcox at 617 Ward Street in Winnsboro. Open house for this Gold Me- Gandy given 5-year sentence for wife slaying Billy James Gandy, 30-year old former employee of Lone Star Steel Company, Friday was convicted of the 195!) shotgun slaying of his wife and given five years in prison. A jury road the guilty verdict and assessed the punishment at 3:45 p.m. Friday after deliberating one and a half hours. His wife, Glennis Lee, daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. F. L. Cone of Scroggins, was shot once in the head with a shotgun at the couple's home in Pittsburg on Aug. 13, 1959. She was an employee of the telephone company in .Mount Pleasant. The trial began last Monday and testimony was started Thursday morning. The case had been moved to Linden on a change of venue from Camp County. District Judge Morris Hols-ton of .Mount Pleasant presided over the trial. Prosecution attorneys were District Attorney Alford Flanagan and County Attorney Bird Old Jr. of Mount Pleasant and County Attorney Dean Arriagton of Camp County. Representing the defendant were Bob Salmon pi Linden and Florence and Garrison of Gilmer. daliion home will be held three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18, 19 and 20, and the public is invited to see the home during open house hours. Good Hope Baptist Church sets revival Revival services at Good Hope Baptist Church at Pleasan! Grove start Sunday, August 20 and last through Aug. 27, with Rev. J. C. Vermillion doing the preaching. Gay Polk will lead the singing. BIG HAY CROP HARVESTED I busy gathering one of the big- I history. Here is a typical - Winnsboro area farmers, be- gest hay crops in this area's scene, tween showers, have been I I Bumper hay crop seen �J ;.... . >_*>r Week-end visitors in the home of Mrs. Bud Faulk were Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Chaffin, Paula and Brenda, of Gtfrland and Mr. and Mrs. Granville Faulk, Sharon, Karon and Brent of Dallas. JOHN A. COX Winnsboro man named to high Louisiana post The Board of Supervisors at Louisiana State University here has approved the appointment of John A. Cox, 49-year-old state agent, to director of Agricultural Extension Services. Succeeding retired director Harry C. Sanders, Cox begins his new duties immediately, supervising the state-wide extension service's staff of 400 agricultural and home demonstration agents and specialists who carry information to Louisiana's farm families. A native of Winnsboro, Tex., Cox served as a specialist in horticulture with the extension service and was employed as an associate horticulturist with the LSU Agricultural Experiment Station. For his contributions to the pecan industry, he was named first recipient of the Gold Pecan Award by the National Pecan Sheilers and Processors Association. He helped organize the Federated Pecan Growers Association of the United States, serving on its board of directors for nine years. He was commander of the LSU American Legion Post and is a member of numerous horticultural, gardening and vegetable production associations. Author and co-author of some 20 agricultural bulletins. Cox served as the first president of the LSU Horticulture Club and was captain of the LSU Rifle Team as a student. He received the B. S. degree in 1938 and was awarded a master's degree by the University in 1940. Cox had a meritorious military career during World War II. He received the Distinguished Ser-(See COX, Page 4) Two good factors were working for farmers in the Winnsboro area this week - a banner hay crop, and a good general rainfall which broke a longer dry spell and which promises to green up brown hillside pastures and pave the way for winter cover crop planting. Cloudy skies continued to prevail over the area through Wednesday, with heavy showers falling about noon. Following a cool, foggy Monday, rainfall began falling Monday afternoon, especially heavy to the south of town. In the Stout community, R. G. Jarred reported 2.2 inches. A-bout two inches were reported in the Sharon community area. In Winnsboro, rainfall measurement at Farmers Cooperative was a light .25 inch. The fine hay crop is attributed to the combination of good weather conditions and the extra effort of farmers to raise a lot of hay this year. Heavy rain in the late spring and early summer brought a vigorous growth of grass. The long mid-summer dry spell has provided an ideal opportunity for bringing in the crop. No rain had fallen over the area since July 23. The dry weather which helped hay production was proving correspondingly hard on pastures, which were going down steadily under the August heat until the showers. The rain is expected to hurt produce crops temporarily, but will undoubtedly help in boosting late summer crops. Head-on collision injures four youths A two-car headon collision Wednesday night, Aug. 9 on a hillside between Clopton and Clearwater has sent one youth to a Dallas hospital in critical condition and hospitalized three other boys. The driver of one of the cars, William Earl Bearden, 17, was-transferred from Winnsboro hospital to a Dallas hospital suffering from broken bones. The other occupant of the car, C. L. Anders, 19, of Route 1, Leesburg, was released from the hospital Friday after treatment for head lacerations. The driver of the other car, James Lee Dickens, 13, of Route 1, Winnsboro, was released from the hospital Sunday after treatment for a broken leg and lacerations. His brother, Glenn Roy, 14, was released the day following the accident after treatment for head lacerations. The 1956 Ford driven by Dickens and the 1949 Ford driven by Bearden were total losses. Bearden was given a ticket for having no drivers license, and Glenn O. Dickens, father of the Dickens boys, was filed on for permitting an unlicensed minor to drive. mi agr R. E. JOHNSON of Winnsboro received an award from Wil-bert II. Meischen of Raymond-viile, president of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association, at the state meeting of teachers in Austin last week. Johnson has completed 25 years as a vocational agriculture teacher. Head of the local Future Farmer department, he came to Winnsboro in 1945 from Mt. Pleasant. He is a native of the O'Faivell community, near Atlanta, in Cass County. Large selection of Fine Furniture. Budget terms. Western Store. I. E. H. MODEL HOMES -Special oucn house will be from % to li p.p. Saturday au4 Sunday aud from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the Cam- erwu-bttilt 1. E. H. model h