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   Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - January 13, 1966, Winnsboro, Texas                                WORK EXPECTED TO BEGIN IMMEDIATELY City Council awards contract for auditorium the Winnsboro City Council | awarded the contract   for   the construction of a new auditorium at city park to Paul and Berry, General Contractors of Sulphur, Springs  at a  special meeting Monday night. I The new building will be 80, by 120 feet and total cost will be j $31,856. Besides the auditorium I space, it will include a stage, two meeting rooms, concession i stands, restrooms and will have j a 10 foot concrete porch with; overhanging canopy at the front and back. The building will have a steel frame and be erected on a concrete slab. Mayor Lee Ray said construction on the building will start immediately and completion is expected in about six weeks. Hauling of dirt into the park to level the site has already started. The city has advertised for bids in an attempt to sell the old building, but work on the new auditorium can proceed as it won't be on exactly the same site. In awarding the contract, the council considered plans of two companies, the Sulphur Springs firm and National Building Cen- ; Inc.. of Winnsboro before selecting the former. '     There was one major differ-1 ence in the two plans. The entrance designed by National Buil-| ding   Centers,   constructed    of j wood and brick, was at one end ; of the building. The plan of the ' Sulphur Springs   firm   included � entrances on both of the 120 feet I sides of the building, with both 1 constructed in a board and bat design and decorated with weathered granbury field stone. The entrance would face   east   and west. The price submitted for the basic shell of the building by Paul and Berry was $24,634. The remainder of the cost of the building will be for electrical and plumbing work, ceiling, air conditioning and heating one of the meeting rooms, insulating the roof, interior carpentry and several other minor items. The   construction    contract calls for no seating or furnish-i ings for the building. The eoun-j cil is hopeful that the building | can be furnished through   contributions and efforts of civic organizations. The building is expected to have a number of uses - fof Autumn Trails activities, meetings of local clubs, conventions, dinners and plays. Plans have also been discussed to use the building as a voting place for Wood County residents. The   stage   in   the   building would be 24 by 30 feet and be raised 18 inches from floor level, i The two meeting rooms would be   30x24   and   the   concession ' stand would be 28 x  16. The ! space which could be used for 1 seating, dancing and other acli-' vities would be about 80x75 feet. CARL HAYDEN WITH UNIQUE LAMP Want to find a use for popsicle sticks? Then ask Carl Hayden Take 1400 popsicle sticks, add 20 hours of work and what do you get? If your answer is 1400 pop-sicles you're wrong, especially if you happen to be talking about Carl Hayden of Pick-ton. When he takes that many popsicle sticks and adds that much work, he's liable to come up with a fruit basket, a handbag or even a lamp, as shown in the above photo. As you may have guessed, Mr. Hayden's hobby is making things with popsicle sticks and the lamp is just one of many things he's constructed in his spare time. By actual count, it did take 1400 sticks to make the lamp and it took him exactly] 20 hours to build it. i He makes these many items by simply gluing the sticks to- RAILS COUNTRY Sidelights By GMJ 1966 IS A political year and as political years go in these times, this one seems to be getting off to a normal start. Only trouble is, normal these days would have been a bitter disappointment in the old days. Since 1960, Texas primaries have become quickie affairs that leave a lot to be desired. Primaries in May just won't compare with the lively ones that we used to have in July. With May's many other activities competing for the folks' attention and the weather too cool, it's just hard to get up any kind of lather over the present day primaries . . . and anyone with any political sense atall knows that a good lather over at least a race or so is absolutely essential to a successful political year. t t t THE EARLIER primaries don't seem to affect the January interest - the month when most of the candidates are answering mandates from their friends to get their hats into the ring. But comes April and May when the pot should be boiling and what's happening? Every candidate in the races is chasing around with a worried look and wringing his hands - hot because he necessarily thinks he is going to get beat, but because he simply can't stir up enough interest to get the pot even lukewarm. t t t BASICALLY, however, nothing is wrong with the candidates or the public either. The truth of the matter is, the weather's not right and school problems and activities are requiring the major portion of people's attention. The change to May in 1960 served its purpose. Seems to us it's time to get back to normal so folks can vote during that carefree time of year when they can concentrate on politics. It just might be that the constituency would do a better job and besides, it's more fun. t t t EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - A national publication reports a rancher may be skirting requirement of Title VII. The rancher is reported advertising for a "cow person." He specilied the applicant must be "proficient in profanity to avoid inferiority complex in the presence of experts and nxu.ii share bunkhouse (See TRAILS, Page 2) gether one by one. All the designs for his various projects are his own. He just decides what he wants to make, figures out how to do it and goes to work. You would expect something constructed in such a manner to be rather flimsy, but they're a great deal more sturdy than you would think. For example, shortly after building this lamp, he accidentally dropped it on the sidewalk one day. Only one of the popsicle sticks was damaged by the blow and it was easily replaced. Mr. Hayden, a retired mail carrier, has been making things out of popsicle sticks Local post office seeks applications for clerks, carriers The Winnsboro Post Office is seeking applications from local residents who are interested in becoming postal clerks or city carriers, Postmaster Rowland Butler announced today. Persons who apply and who pass a written test given by the Civil Service Commission will be placed on a list of eligibles, and will be considered for future job openings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, creed, color, or national origin. Clerks and carriers are now paid a starting rate of 2.57 pet-hour. Anyone interested in a career in the postal service may obtain complete information from Postmaster Butler. TAX COLLECTOR TO BE IN CITY NEXT WEEK A representative of the Wood County Tax Collector's office will be at city hall in Winnsboro Monday and Tuesday of next week for the purpose of collecting 1965 state and county taxes, according to Tax Assessor-Collector W. R. Blalock. _Serving Northeast Texas' Leading Produce Market, Agricultural Section and Rich, Four-County Oil Area 3he Hit ntt a bur a Nrroa Volume 58-Number 10 Winnsboro, Wood County, Texas 75494, Thursday, January 13, 1966 tOc     copy Two Sections-Twelve Pages for about 10 years now. He got started on this hobby once when his sister-in-law was making a fruit basket out of them. He became interested, finished the job for her and has been at it ever since. If he had to eat the pop-sicles off the sticks before he used them, he would have spent most of the past 10 years eating popsicles, How ever, he buys the sticks by the box and since he started working on his hobby he's used 101 boxes. With each box containing 1,000 sticks, that's 101,-000 popsicle sticks that have been used in his project. And if an item that uses 1400 sticks takes 20 hours of work, then it would take 1,440 hours of work to use up 101,-000 sticks. So you get an idea of how he's spent part of :the' past ten years. ; Board approves changing of Easter holidays The Winnsboro School Board approved a request to change the days on which school will be closed for the Easter holidays at Monday night's meeting. Under the new schedule, the school will be dismissed at 4 p. m. Friday, April 1, instead of April 8, and reconvene Monday, April 11, instead of April 18. The changes were requested because the district Interscolas-tic League Literary Spring Meet will be held here April 14, which would be during the period originally scheduled for the holidays. The board also authorized the calling of the annual school election for Saturday, April 2. The terms of three trustees, Joe Boyd, Si Browning and Hulen Munn, expire this year. In other action, the board authorized the superintendent to purchase a new 54-passenger school bus as a replacement of a 1956 model currently being used. No Smackover production for No. 1 Watkins Efforts to establish Smack-over production in the Pickton field received a setback last week when Mobil Oil Company's No. 1 E. H. Watkins proved dry in the deep formation. Efforts were underway this week, however, to complete the well at another level. There were no firm reports on where production was being sought, but earlier drillstem tests taken below 8,000 feet encountered oil show in the Rodessa series sands. Chances of establishing the well as a producer were believed to be good. The Smackover failure was the second experienced in the Pickton field. Also last week, a new producer believed to be the best Rodessa level gas well in the Como field was established. It is the Germany - Johnson -Rudman N. 1. Morris - Rutherford Gas Unit, located on the west edge of the field's southern flank west of Mobil's No. 2 Ford Smackover well. A 22-foot section of Gloyd Sand was perforated around 8,-0*5 feet. Casing was set to" f,lSft' feet. Geologists and engineers were reported to be pleased with its performance. Results of production tests were listed as follows: With a 24/64th-inch choke - 4,080,000 cubic feet of gas a day, 94 barrels of distillate and 1,750 pounds flowing pressure. With a 20/64th-inch choke - 3,480,000 cubic feet of gas, 117 barrels of distillate and 1,962 pounds flowing pressure. With a 16/64th-inch choke - 2,664,000 cubic feet of gas, 115 barrels of distillate and 2,177 pounds flowing pressure. With a 12/64th-inch choke - 1,800,000 feet of gas, 116 barrels of distillate and 2,364 pounds flowing pressure. After being shut in for seven hours, the well showed a top pressure of 2,665 pounds, The distillate was reported as testing 71.6 gravity. PRUITT ANNOUNCES FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY JUDGE J. Roy Pruitt has authorized The News to announce his candidacy for Franklin County judge, subject to the Democratic Primary. Mr. Pruitt has formerly served as Franklin County judge. BOSSY DOING DOUBLE DUTY Superintendent's contract renewed by school board NARROW MISS - A road grader blade through the hood of her car - that was one of the things that resulted after the automobile driven by Mrs. Jonell Turner of Quitman struck a calf on FM 1448 on the outskirts of Winnsboro last Wednesday night. Her car slid sideways into the calf as she attempted to miss it, then the car left .the. road and went through a fence where this blade was used as a brace. The car would still run as the blade hit just high enough to miss the engine-and just low enough to keep from going through the windshield. (Staff Photo) The Winnsboro School Board renewed the contract of Superintendent L. M. West and commended him for an outstanding job at its regular monthly meeting Monday night. The new contract is for a period of three years - one year longer than the old contract which expires at the end of July this year. Mr. West is in his third year as superintendent. The new contract calls for no increase in salary. The board was unanimous in awarding the three-year contract and in commending the superintendent for the job he has done. At the conclusion of regular business, Superintendent West reported to the board that he is expecting approval very soon of some $56,000 in funds under Title I and Title II of the Elementary and Secondary School Education Act. Mr. West spent several days in Austin last week presenting the program outlined by the school and was told by officials there that it appeared to be in order and would probably be approved. He is expecting word of the approval any day and plans to have the program instituted for the second semester this year. In order to qualify for the Mt. Vernon downs Raiders in opening district game It tills mother cow owned by j   Zack Sims of Winnsboro ap- pears to have a solemn, look I on her face, she Uas> good rea-| son. She has two calves to j feed instead of on*. The un-i usual birth oi twin calves oc- curred about two weeks ago. Mr. Sims said there was bo advance iadkaiioa Uui ti� cow would have twins. Tk�y aren't identic al as one has more white ifean Um otter. They're both baby bulls, but that didn't bother Mr. and Mrs. Sim*' daughter, Tonya. wb� decided that their names sJmuM be Polly and Molly anyway, mm plot*) The Winnsboro Red Raiders found District 15-AA competition just as tough as expected - and maybe a little tougher - and they fell to the Mt. Vernon Tigers 52-34 in the loop opener here Tuesday night. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Raiders and dropped their record for the season to 6-8. Winnsboro was never in the game against Mt. Vernon as the Tigers used their superior height to excellent advantage. Jackio Hopkins and Darrell Brinlee, a pair of 6-5 players, gathered in most of the rebounds and enabled the Tigers to just keep shooting the ball until it finally went in. Winnsboro usually got one shot at the basket and if it didn't fall they lost the ball. The Raiders opened the game in a tight zone defense in an effort to bottle up Mt. Vernon's big men. It worked for awhile, then the Tigers simply started shooting from the outside, letting Brinlee and Hopkins get the rebounds and put it up again. Mt. Vernon took a 16-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Cornelia Darden had six of the seven Winnsboro points in that period. The Raiders abandoned their zone defense in the second quarter, but that didn't help too much either. At the same time, Mi. Vernon tightened i:s defense and kept the Raiders from getting the ball into their center and top scorer, Darden. The result wa* that Winnsboro .seared only live points in the second quarter and fell behind 25-12 at halltime.. During the first half, both Brinlee and Hopkins picked up three fouls and if the Raiders could have torced them to tnul j out early in the second hall they might have had a chance. But they couldn't. Brmk-e ,ot his fourth foul in the third period and sat out part of the same, but Winnsboro could still do no more than hold its ov. n. The Raiders trailed 35-20 going into the   final   period,   then   Hop- kins got two quick baskets as the final quarter started to run the score to 39-20 and crush any hopes for a rally. Hopkins wound up with 23 points and Brinlee got 11. Darden was high scorer for Winnsboro with 15 points, but four of those came in the last 30 seconds when it didn't matter too much. He also was responsible for most of the Raiders' re- Local band students in concert Saturday Ken Sorge and Bruce Smith of the Winnsboro High School Band will play in the all-region concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Longview High School Auditorium. The 100-piece band will be composed of all-region members from schools in 21 northeast Texas counties. They will be playing under direction of Jimmy 'Reynolds, band director of Louisiana Tech. bounds, but since he stands only 6-0, he had a tough night under the boards against Mt. Vernon's two big boys. Kenny Cox had six points and Eddie Fletcher and Billy Watkins had five each. In addition to the height problem, the Raiders were also having trouble with their shooting, both from the floor and the foul line. They connected on only 10 of 24 free throws. Things won't get any easier for Winnsboro. Friday night they travel to Commerce for a game with the Tigers, rated as probably one of the best Class AA teams in the state. Then Tuesday night they're at River-crest for a game with another tough team. Winnsboro didn't fare any better in the "B" game Tuesday as Mt. Vernon took a 41-24 decision. James Powell was top scorer for Winnsboro with seven points. funds, schools must draw up a ' program designed to benefit children described as educationally deprived. The local program, drawn up through consultations with principals and various teachers in the school system, includes recommendations for the employment of 10 persons and the remainder of the funds to be used for equipment, books and teaching devices. The 10 personnel recommended included a school nurse; a female physical education instructor to be used primarily in the junior high area; three library assistants, one for each school; a social director, remedial language arts instructor; two reading instructors and a project coordinator. Although the program is designed to directly benefit educationally deprived children, Mr. West pointed out that it would indirectly benefit all students. For example, he said, the addition of library assistants would relieve teaching personnel currently doing that job and enable them to devote that time to student instruction. He also pointed out that addition of fhe remedial language arts program would help relieve the current heavy load on the English teachers in the high school. The Winnsboro School District was authorized about an additional $10,000 on the basis of the number of educationally deprived children. However, the present program can be amended or additional projects can be submitted for the approval at a later date if deemed necessary. Chiropractors set district meet here The Texas State Chiropractors Association District 6 meeting will be held in Winnsboro Sunday, Jan. 23, it was announced this week. The meeting will be held in the Autumn Trails Dining Room at Trade Winn Motel. About 40 northeast Texas chiropractors are expected to attend the luncheon, program and business meeting. Dr. A. O. Hinkley of Winns-boro is in charge of arrangements for the meeting and Dr. Larry Landers of Winnsboro will be in charge of the program. Youths confess to burglary here Two teenagers who broke into two Winnsboro business places ast Sunday night are being held Commission okays increase in capacity of Lake Winnsboro The Texas Water Rights Com- , mission authorized an increase' oi 1500 acre-feet in the capacity | o; Lake Winnsboro in a hearing; at Austin Tuesday afternoon.     j Members of the Wood County ' Commissioners Court were on | hand lor the hearing. The Lake; Winnsboro proposal was the see-, on1 item on tlu* commissioner's  agenda and ic wa-> approved wi;h! no protests | County Judge T. A. Browning had filed an application seeking aata irizai ion of the increase in March o:  lUii.j. 'Jae i-.;p.,ii.y '..ill be increased by adding two ieet oi concrete to the ilumc which serves as j spillway. The increase will boost the lake's capacity from 6.600 acre-leel  to 8,100 acre-feet. The increase in the height of the spillway will spread the lake to cover an additional 86 acres when filled to capacity. The surface area of the lake is currently 720 acres when filled. With the increase, it would cover 806 acres. The application tiled with tae Water Rights Commission stated that tiie increase in the lake's capacity was being sought for recreational purposes. Attending the hearing along with Judge Browning were commissioners Q. B. Stevens. V. G 'Dad1 (lore, Frank Howell and Louis Fulgharn. They 'were in Austin Monday aat1 Tuesday. | by Hopkins County authorities, j     The you'.hs. one from Winns-i boro   and   one   from    Sulphur Springs,   were   apprehended   in Hugo, Okla., driving an automobile stolen in Sulphur Springs. When returned   to   Sulphur Springs, they admitted to Winns-ix.ro and  Wood County officers breaking   into   Winkle's Conoco i station and Swanner Grocery. A | cash register taken   from   the ! station was recovered   from   a, (ditch near Cater's Lookout. YOUTH HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT Rae Gene Adams, 14, was hospitalized with minor  injuries t suffered in a scooter-car accident at the intersection of Beech and Myrtle streets about .'3.3U p.m. Wednesday. He was riding on a scooter driven by Gary Movers when the accident occurred. Police Chief Bill Williamson said the scoo.er was attempting to pass a car driven by John Brown, who was turning left off Beech onto Mvrtle, when the two , vehicles- collided. s   

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