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   Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - March 15, 1962, Winnsboro, Texas                                p, 6. in 8066 Dallas, Smini Norlhcait Texai' Leading Produce Market, Agricultural Section and Rich, Four*County Oil Area   . Volume ^Number 18 ttinnsboro, Wood County, Texas Thursday March is, 1M2 10c A COPY Two S��tttt�M�T�� l�af�s Two murder suspects! with snowfall nabbed near Yantis MISS NANCY CRADDOCK receives an award certificate from Dr. Kenneth H. Freeman, president of Christian College, Columbia, Mo. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. It. C. Craddock of Carthage, former residents of Wmnsboro. See story section two, page three) Butler is chairman of Community Forum Rowland Butler has been named chairman of the Community Forum to be held Thursday, March 22, 1962 according to H. P. Munn, president of the Chamber of Commerce. Tentative plans for the forum, according to Mr.   Butler,   are: TOWN TALK By Howard W. Roster QUESTIONNAIRES will go out to the candidates in the City Council and School Board races this week, which they will be requested to fill out. The questionnaires will give the candidates an opportunity to express their views to the voters. The replies will be printed on the week before the election. No cost to the candidates, but a public service' of The News in the inteoest of good city government and schools. t     t     t ATTORNEY   GENERAL   candi date Waggoner Carr was in Winnsboro Monday, accompanied by Buck  Florence,  young Pitts burg attorney and Chamber of Commerce manager. While   we were out when they came by, it's plain from the reaction of others that   the   personable   candidate from West Texas, one of only three men in history to   serve two consecutive terms as Speak er of the Texas House of Representatives, will get a lot of con. sideration from Texas voters. Square Dancers seek name for organization At the Square Dance Club meeting Monday night President D. W. Lovelady appointed committee of three to consider names for the local club. Several different names are to be pre sented and voted upon by the club at the next meeting. A Board of Directors was an nounced   as   follows:   Herschel Harris, Hilton Davis, Harry Wil son, Bill Petty and D. W. Love lady. The Tuesday night class grew in size last week by one addi tional square. Interest is high in this new instruction class which meets every Tuesday night. 8:30 a.m. - Open session 10:30 a. m. - Open Session 12:00 noon - Joint session of Lions and Rotary Clubs 1:30 p.m. - Open session 3:50   p. m. - A session for all school teachers and   school administrative personnel 7:00 p.m. - Open session The open sessions will be in Room 9 of Merchants Discount Building except for the one at .00 p.m. which will be held at the   auditorium   at   Westbrook School. Mr. Munn and Mr. Butler state the Community Forum, is for all citizens living in Winnsboro and the surrounding communities and they hope that everyone will take this opportunity to join in to make our area economy d, foster more business, and a climate of excellent |t* ourselves and others Alf Jernigan, assistant manager of the East . Texas Chamber of Commerce, will be here to conduct the Forum. Casts of Little Theater plays now complete Completion of casts for the April productions of Little Theater has been announced. Added to the cast of "Three Foolish Virgins" was the name of Mae Sutherland. Added to the Cast of "Guest Day at the Woman's Club" were the names of Imogene Neyland, Gertie Lee Craddock, Peggy Friedel, Birdie Raley, Doris Roberts and Lula Acker. Both plays have rehearsals in full swing. Others in the cast of "Three Foolish Virgins", directed by Brown Flatt, include Viva Kitson, Tempe Brewer, Myrtle Thurman and R. C. Smith "Guest Day" cast also include Carolyn Jones, Jean Ray, Dora Elclridge, Una Gibson, Helen Beard, Madeline McCrary, Hazel Edwards, Dale Smith and Jerry Moyers. The play is directed by Virginia Baker. A membership drive is underway, with a full-year membership, including admission to the plays, costing $1 per person. Mrs, Joe B. Craddock and daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Hamm and Miss Peggy Craddock, and Mrs. Judge Thurman spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs Dave Newman and Mr. and Mrs Roy Hinkley in Lubbock. Guy Leavelle, 36, funeral services held at Bethel Funeral services for Rafael Guy Leavelle, 36, who died Sunday in Dallas, were held at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Bethel with Rev. Wylie Woodfin and Rev. Ray Harvey officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of McCrary-Waggoner-Edwards. Mr. Leavelle was born August 28, 1925 in Franklin County. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leavelle j of Winnsboro, three   daughters Julie,   Diana   and   Cathy,   two' brothers, N. J. Leavelle of Scrog-1 gins and A. 'I. Leavelle of Big ; Sandy and one sister, Mrs. Lo-rene Burton of Dallas. Pallbearers were Hulen Munn, Ed Brewer, Harold Dodgen, Dick Mills, Troy Campbell and Adrian Crow. Garter Girls defeat Bloomer GirU 33-19 A big crowd attended the Heart Fund benefit game at South Franklin Thursday night, and saw the South Franklin Garter Girls defeat the Winnsboro Bloomer Girls 33-19. High point ___performance was by Doris Law- | rence of South Franklin with 16. Large selection of Fine Furni-; For Winnsboro, Bobbie Lawrence ture.   Budget   terms.   Western' made 7. A total of $62 65 was Store. i collected for the Heart Fund. Murder charges were filed] Saturday afternoon in Ft. Worth against two brothers, captured by Deputy Joe Kellum late Saturday morning while sleeping at the home of a third brother south of Yantis. The gangland-style shooting took place on Ft. Worth's South Freeway about midnight Friday and resulted in the death of Jerry Don Davis, 19, of Ft. Worth. In custody at the Wood County jail in Quitman Saturday afternoon were Don McDaniel Ponder, 23, and John Paul Ponder, 19, who fled the city after allegedly shooting Davis in the shoulder. Although the captur ed pair had an apartment in Ft. Worth, they are believed to be originally from the Yantis area Found in the green and white 1955 Mercury belonging to one of the prisoners was a high power ed  German - made   rifle, sus peeled by authorities as being the death weapon. Kellum apprehended the pair single handedly at 10:30 a.m Saturday and encountered no resistance. The brothers were a sleep at the time and told the deputy they arrived at the other brother's home about 4 a.m. The Hopkins County officer had spotted the car parked out side the house on State Highway 154 and was waiting about 400 yards down the road for Wood County police to arrive when he heard a shot. He approached the house and found a German Mauser rifle in the Mercury. The third brother told Kellum he had just shot 'at some birds. Two rounds of ammunition were left in the magazine then. At that time Kellum entered the house and detained the fu gitives. Wood County Sheriff Paul Usrey and Deputies Curtis Rushing and Ray Harris arrived shortly afterward and made the arrest. The murder charges4 were filed early Saturday afternoon before Peace Justice Whit Boyd in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County officers returned the Ponders to Ft. Worth Saturday after noon Stories given to Ft. Worth po lice at the time of the shooting by a friend of Davis and to Sheriff Usrey by the Ponders differed greatly. Jose Baltierra, who was with Davis when he was killed, told this story to Ft. Worth Detec tive W. T. Eary: He and Davis were at a drive in restaurant in Ft. Worth early Friday night. Two other boys got involved in a fight, Davis broke up the fight and he and hi friend drove off. J About midnight, they were driving 'south onv Ft. Worth's South Freeway. They saw a car they thought was occupied by the two young men involved in the earlier scuffle. Davis, who was driving, pulled alongside the car. Baltierra said he saw a rifle protruding from a window of the other car. He said he ducked in the seat and then heard the explosion. The other car pulled ahead. The Davis car, out of control, hit a light standard. Davis slumped clown behind the wheel and 'his companion called an ambulance. This   is   what   the   Ponder brothers said to Sheriff Usrey | after their capture: They were at the Biff Drive-in with their mother. The older brother, Don, got into an argument with several other boys. They said the argument was settled but that Davis and Baltierra started it again. They took their mother home and started toward another drive-in when Davis and his friend pulled on the left side of j the Ponder car. Either Davis or Baltierra had a pistol in his hand and ordered the Ponder car to stop. Don   McDaniel   Ponder, sit- Big flakes of snow began falling heavily in the Winnsboro area at tioofl Wednesday, and by prcsstime again had transformed the local land' scape into a classic winter scene. The trappings of winter returned without warning other than cold temperature and overcast skies. The forecast for Wednesday in the area had been cloudy with possible light rain and continued cool through Thursday, E. H. Smith files as candidate A fifth and final candidate has filed in the school board race for the places of Dr. E. P. ting on the right side of the car, stuart and Ben Jack McLarty then   took   the   German   rifle, a petition was received Thurs- stuck it out the left 'hand win- day  by  Board  Secretary  Joe dow, and fired toward the other Bearc| placing the name of E. H car. John Paul Ponder was driv- smith on the ballot. Names filed ing then. ^ earlier   include   those   of   Dr. Neither   of    the    prisoners, stuart for re-election, Joe Stokes, would disclose to Sheriff Usrey Dr   Raipn   Kull   and    John the nature of the argument. garl McCrary Officers said that the captured pair then returned to their apartment and told their land-      Dewitt Carlock, W. W. Butler lady a relative had died in East and Mrs. Alf Morris attended the Texas  and  that  they  had  to funeral of Mr. Towles Kay in leave. Tyler Friday. The car and the fugitives were identified by a waitress in the restaurant when the argu ment took place Regional tourist meet to be held here Friday Winnsboro will play host to a regional tourist conference Friday. Designed to stimulate interest CHARLES F. 11AWN GEORGE W. HILL Board renews principals' KrwTMcontrlacts for one year parts of town Renewal of contracts for one year for each of   Winnsboro's Construction is under way on four ,sch00l principals was the a project of cable extension to .majn actjon taken by the Board provide expanded and improved 0[ Trustees in regular monthly telephone service in the west and sessjon Monday night southeast sections of Winnsboro.      The d   . ion for Qne        re ��r LrT , ntV   bPamsn   10X1 rpu    ,i,    m , v, .m �, n, u___� books and dictionaries,   graces Thursday, March 29, in the home ,,,,, ,,   ...      i r    ,  i ,       ,            r>,...:,, r.,,i,,i, three through eight, and for high counselor,  also for one year. In further action, board mem bers: 1. RATIFIED the selections of textbooks made by a special committee appointed in December. Selections included new geography textbooks, grades four through eight, new English di tionaries, grades four through new vocal music, grades of Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Carlock school, new general science, A at 407 South Main Street, and at merican nistory and workl his the Masonic Hall. tor   textbooks In this year's   show,   titled ^ an       tfl     gible nm, "Beauty Everywhere , flower ar- q[ lexlbooks for vocational indu.s- rangements will be on display |rial educalion ,ater) lhe commil. in the Carlock home and horti- tee made selections for automo- culture and open classes will be ^  b u j j d j n g   construction at ,Lhue Maus1omc Hall:( . graphic arts and metal   trades The public is invited. the committee 'had made basic selections and specifications to uniform makers and were ready to ask for bids on the 65 basic, three majorette and one drum major uniforms to be bought. Bids are expected to put the cost of the average uniform between $75 and $80 each. The board instructed that the committee follow through by making the best deal possible and closing purchase arrangements. Wilson stated that after this had been done the successful bidder would make a "pilot" uniform which would be subject only to minor   changes   before FATHER TO SON Milwaukee Braves star pitcher Lew Burdette, who lives in Sarasota, Fla-, between baseball seasons, shows bis llyearold ton L*wis some pointers. COMPLETES BOOT CAMP - .Marine Pvt. James O. Watson, sun of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Watson of Winnsboro, completed recruit training, Feb. 20, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, S a n Diego, Calif. The U-week training course covers physical conditioning, the history and mission of t h e Marine Corps, customs and courtesies, hygiene and sanitation and basic military subjects including the M-l rifle, the Browning automatic rifle and the ,15-eal. pistol. The new Marines will uest report to Camp Peudletou. Calif., for further ujiautry training. Buy Franklin County licenses at City Hall Franklin County citizens living in north Winnsboro may pur chase their 1962 vehicle liccn.se plates Monday through Friday of next week at the City Hall, according to Fred Cowscr, tax collector. A deputy from the tax office will be here at that time Residents of Wood County may purchase their license plates at Craddock & Co. Insurance A-gency. Blackface show set March 22 at Coke A blackfaci' show will be presented by Coke adult talent at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, March 22, at the Coke School. Everyone is urged to alien I this benefit show for the March of Dimes. Heart Fund, Cancer Crusade and Crippled Children fund, ami enjoy an evening of fun and laughter. AWARDS PROGRAM TODAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL Third annual academic .sweater awards program will be at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday at the    High   School    auditorium. and cosmetology. No books for these studies were ordered since the school does not now offer such courses, but designation of these textbooks at this time assures receiving textbooks much quicker if the courses are later offered. All textbook selections were made from a list adopted by the State Hoard of Education in November 1961. Textbook committee members are Bill R. Sorrells, chairman, Ola Black, Mehui Draper, Bessie Connor, Mrs. B L. R-igs:lalc, Faye Vandiver, Irene Spivey, Annie H. Spivev. Delbert 10. Tyler, M. S. Hyde. W. V. Bethea, Charlie Sessom and Elmer Miller. 2. ACCEPTED a long term lease from t!i.' Woo.I County School Board on the frame building at the comer of South Chestnut anil Sherman Streets formerly u>ed by the Wood County Vocational School. The lea^e stipulates that the Winns-horn School Di.stik'l shall paint, repair and properly maintain the budding and grounds in exchange for its tise and SI 00 per year. School oineial.s presently plan to use tin- building tor a garage and school bu� .service center and central storage room. 3 AiTROVED a progress report of the committee for selee Progress on Wood County's four lakes, and particularly Precinct 4 lake near Winnsboro, was outlined Wednesday at the Lions Club by Judge T. A. Browning and Commissioner Q. B. Stevens. While nothing definite has been decided, Judge Browning said that an advisory committee from each precinct may be appointed to help the Commissioners Court work out final details of the lakes. "We will need some help at that stage and would appreciate the interest of the people," he explained. Core discloses Como well still Smackover shy A core test from the bottom of Gulf Oil Corporation's No 1 Joe Rohannon test south of Como indicated Monday that the deep hole still was short of the long-sought Smackover lime. Drilling was resumed from a depth of 13.492 feet. Oil men said a 32-foot core was taken from 13,460 feet, with j 27 feet of material being recov-| ered. �     The sample was described as : consisting of anhydride with salt stringers. The Bohannon is more than 1.00(1 feet below the level at which Delta Drilling Company ' topped the Smackover in its i Xo. 5 W II. Coker discovery well about three quarters of a mile northwest. The top of the .structure in the Coker was at 12,436 teet. Locals take part in Shurwood Roundtable Dr. and Mrs William Thompson, Mr. nn.l Mrs. Harold Tipps and Mrs. K.ilph Kull attended the Koundtable ol Shurwood District at Harmon v School on March it Mrs Kull and Mrs. Thompson gave a program showing and demonstrating musical instruments  made  by  Mrs.   Kull  lot- in East Texas' tourist, potential, meeting held in January in Nac* the conference is the first in the ogdoches. northeastern part of the state, Co-sponsored by the Chamber following a highly successful 0f Commerce and the Autumn �-Vs   *" Tra''s Association, the meeting ::*is open to any individual, group or organization who believes in" the future of East Texas as a tourist area, according to Howard Rosser, chairman. The conference will be called to order at 9:30 a.m. by J. C. Buchanan, Chamber manager and master of ceremonies. Place of the meeting is Wilcoxson's Cafe. Speakers will be Joe Ratcliff of Dallas, Charles F. Hawn of Athens, George W. Hill of Austin, James Willeford of Fort Worth and Herbert Wilson of Nacog�!oches. In a panel of regional tourist attractions, Mrs. W. S. Terry of Jefferson will discuss the Historical Pilgrimage, Malcom Smith of Gilmer the Yamboree, Frank Bronaugh of Tyler the Rose Festival, and Rosser the Winnsboro Autumn Trails. First speaker of the conference will be Ratcliff. He is a member of the Texas Tourist Council and a state legislative representative from Dallas County. His topic of discussion will be "The Potential of Tourism in East Texas". Hawn of Athens, member of the Texas Highway Commission and past president of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, will speak on "Detour Those Tourist Dollars!" Hill, executive director of the State Historical Survey Committee, and chairman of new state tourist marker program, will speak on "Historic East Texas and Tourism." Willeford of Ft. Worth, a member "of the Community Inns Organization of America, will speak on "A Program for Tourism in East Texas". Conference participants will reconvene in an afternoon session to hear Wilson, manager of Lhe Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches and chairman of a steering committee for East Texas tourist development, discuss "The Community Motor Hotel's Place in the Development of Tourism". The panel discussion on regional tourist attractions will conclude the meeting. Invitations to attend have been sent locally to the presidents of the civic and social organizations. Representatives may come and go as they wish, attend either the morning or afternoon sessions. placing of the final order. 4. APPROVED action which later is slated to add an extra employee in the superintendent's office. The addition would result from splitting the duties of the secretary and bookkeeper, all of which are now handled by one person. The superintendent pointed out that the workload of these combined duties 'has become too heavy for one person. Board members present were Fort Wilson, president, J. R. Mottley, Frank White, Dr. Wm. Thompson, Dr. Earl P. Stuart and Joe Beard. AH votes were unanimous. Wood County lakes discussed at meet Nothing has been decided as yet as to the control or operation by the county of the lakes, but common sense rules which will allow the fullest and most beneficial use of the waters will be .followed, he said. Stevens outlined public use areas on a map, beginning with a 30-acre precinct park area just north of the dam on the west side, a 10-acre public use area on the east side of the dam where the road comes into it from the Sharon community, and another public boat landing at the iron bridge on the old Pleasant Grove road. LIONS CLUB LADIES NIGHT TO BE MARCH 29 Annual Lions Club Ladies Night will be held Thursday night, March 29, at Lake Fern-dale, according to Bob Edwards, president. Members are urged to make reservations right away. sponsored by the Fine Arts Club, tion of new band uniforms. Fort the April theme. Mrs. Kull was The public is invited to attend. Mr. and Mrs Monard Harrison returned Tuesday Horn a 10-day vacation trip to Honolulu. Wilson, chairman, reported that  asked to represent Pack 392 at the next Roundtable on April 12 Large selection or Fine Furni- when she will display the bird-ture.   Budget   terms.   Western houses and bird feeders made by Store. . her den, Den 4. AT EXCELSIOR HOUSE - The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club of Jefferson Thursday opened the doors of the historic old Excelsior House to guests. Upstairs, individual rooms, such us this oue iu the west wiug, showed origiual old bed's and oilier furnishings such as marble topped wash i stands. The old pine mantels have been scraped clean of paint in some rooms, showing (he su.uar6 head nails use4 ill auolher era. Showing the a-bove room, were Miss Elisabeth Shaw, Mrs. Maud Brooks and Mrs. latum King. Sse story Page 4. 
                            

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