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Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - February 9, 1956, Winnsboro, Texas Volume 49-Number 12 Serving Northeast Leading Produce Agricultural Section and Oil Area WOOD THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1956 TWO Broken Electric Line Kills Woodie R. Jones Woodie Ray 55, was electrocuted and his body virtually cremated Monday morning after he touched a live electric power line that was on the ground near his home in the Smyrna community - southeast of Justice of the Peace D. W. Jackson set the of death at approximately 11 o'clock Monday No one saw the out the man was seen in Winnsboro earlier that morning and had stopped at a store close to his home shortly before the City Marshall V. L. West was the first officer to the scene said that when he got Jones was lying on his back clutching the wire across his body with both West said Jones was found on road about 100 yards north of his where he lived The wire was a primary power line for the Wood County REA and manager V. B. Shaw said these lines carry 7,200 volts of The body was so badly burned that D. B. Crow and other men who discovered it almost passed it by because didn't recognize it as a West The clothes and shoes had already turned and After found the man they had drive to to summon A misunderstanding about the location first sent West and a Southwestern Gas and emergency crew to the Y grocery on Highway 11, then they were notified by radio that the accident was near the 4-way Grocery on the Perryville West said that when he first got to the several onlookers were wanting to try and knock the wire away from body with a but he wouldn't let them because of the danger of someone else being An emergency crew from the Wood County REA was on the scene shortly after the officer arrived and they killed the line and then removed the body from the Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Funeral Chapel with Rev. Johnny Rogers conducting the Burial was in the Smyrna He was born Sept. 10, 1901, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. He is survived by Irvin L. Jones of San Norman G. Jones of and Robert Jones of one Mrs. Clara May Millican of Red Win District Cage Crown Winnsboro has a district championship Coach Elmer Miller's beat Sulphur Lassies 39 to 36 in a three minute overtime game Tuesday night in Sulphur Springs and clinched the The girls play one more district game against Pittsburg this no effect on the title since Pittsburg has lost three Sulphur Springs two and Winnsboro Coach Miller said his girls in their best performances of the year in whipping Sulphur Springs twice and taking the night the won 39 to 30 in a game played He stated that the outstanding work of his guards contributed much the team's success in these two In the scoring department two carried the bulk of the scoring load in both High Ice Storm Causes Heavy Damages in Area By B It U that ful stuff we never appreciate until we punch the button and find not Everyone in this territory was tossed back in the by ice storm last week and suddenly became aware of how much we depended on those wires that spread over town like a spider The lack of electricity was the main topic of conservation all over t t t ONE WOMAN after ing one night by a kerosene that men who received their educations by by the light of a pine should receive a special That lamp didn't make any and J don't see how we got along before we had electric the lady t t T MANY wbo didn't own lamps or were unable to get candles just went to bed the and caught up on their However many people found they couldn't enjoy their sleep without electricity for they were used to sleeping under and they didn't like having to go back to sleeping under a big pile of t t f RURAL fpund that without their electricity they were almost One man said his wife couldn't cook because she had an electric there no water because the TOWN Page 8) colored or black and flash cameras and supplies your Western Scorer Glenda Clark led the way in both In Saturday's game here she scored 17 points and and Tuesday night in Sulphur Springs she made 20. Glenda was close behind her in each Saturday she made 14 and Tuesday she hit for 12. Tuesday night's game ended in a 36 to 36 In a three Glenda Clark scored one free throw and a field goal give Winnsboro it's margin of Both teams threw up a strong defense throughout game and at the end of the first six minutes Winnsboro was leading 1 to 0. Winnsboro was leading at end of the first quarter 6 to 5. Sulphur Springs was ahead 20 to 21 at the half and 31 to 28 the end of the third In the game played here Saturday night Winnsboro was leading at end of the first period 15 to 8, at the half 22 to 15 and at the three-quarters mark 30 22. In this contest was high point girl for Sulphur Springs with 17 points and Pat Winkle made eight for In the second game Matthews again led the Lassies with 20 Kay Talbert made 6 and Pat Winkle 4 for The local girls are playing in a tournament at Union Hill this week It opened today with Winnsboro meeting Avinger at 4 o'clock this ICY ROADS put Dr. Frank Wheeler's car in a ditch north of No one injured and the car A wrecker is towing the car buck the road while a repairman 8r>'d*� the Staff Photo CAUSING THE first break in electric service for Winnsboro was this large tree limb that came crashing to the ground Thursday afternoon in W. H. front The limb snapped power lines as it came Staff Photo Special Guests Coming To Rotary Celebration REMOVING ICE coated tree limbs from over power lines kept repairmen busy during the Here this workman is on an ice covered ladder sawing off limbs that might get on the lines if the limbs should Staff Photo Lee Grabel Presenting Two Shows Wednesday Two Well Sites Being Prepared For Drilling Preparations for more drilling operations in the Winnsboro were today as Workmen were building roads and rigging up for two important wildcats south of Despite delays due to winter operators reported completing derrick and rigging up this morning for the No. 1 D. B. Paschal seven miles south of Winnsboro and southeast of Contract depth is 7,000 feet or 200 feet into the To be drilled by Manziel of it is a from C. P. on a The Texas Location is 330 feet out of the southeast corner of an 83.25-acre Antonio Calderon Drilling contract for Gulf Oil Corporation's No. 1 G. H. Gamblin et al Smackover wildcat in the Winnsboro Field has been let to M. J. Delaney Company of Dallas and road building was underway Location is 150 west and on the same 73.5nacre Lee as the Winnsboro Field the No. 1 H. H. drilled by Gulf in 1943. The field now produces from about 8,000-foo.t level and depth is below 12,000 In the New Hope area northeast Page 8) The time for the two shows by the internationally famous illusionist Lee Grabel has set at 2:15 in the afternoon and at 8 o'clock Wednesday Feb. 15, in the High School Lions President Russell Wilson ' Wilson also announced a new price for advance and the price of children's Adults tickets bought in advance will cost and at the Children's tickets for Wednesday's afternoon performance are 25 cents for grade school and 35 cents for high school Children attending the night show will be admitted for 50 The afternoon show is a special students Wilson This famous illusionist has received good press notices in all of his performances and his Revue features many acts beside the ones usually found in a magic Some of acts are a young lady from a canon and having her immediately appear from a trunk that is nested in the middle of several locked and a girl that appears to come to and many other outstanding acts make up two hour stage The Lions share of the receipts from this show will be used toward buying the filter system for the new swimming All local Lions are selling tickets .to this show and because of the reduced price on advance people wishing to attend the show may save money by buying tickets Many of the men who organized Rotary Club in will be in attendance at the club's fifteenth anniversary celebration to be held in Westbrook Tuesday night at 7 Malvin Cain said today as much of the original Charter Night Program as possible has been reconstructed and several of the men who were on the program that first will either be on this program or Special guests at this celebration will be the ML Vernon Rotary which sponsored the Winnsboro and charter members of tlie local club and the past district and their According to the present district Forest Roberts of and three past George A. Kelley of who was district governor when the dub was organized arid presented the club its Ed Edmondson of and H. Grady Spruce of have indicated they will be Two charter members who live Rev. Charles L. Bounds of Dallas and Gilbert Gibson of are planning to be Red Raiders End District Season With Three Games Coach John Trantham and his Winnsboro Red Raiders basketball team ends district play with games tomorrow and Tuesday Tonight ML Vernon will meet the Raiders in the local night Winnsboro goes Commerce and Tuesday the Bonham Warriors come to Winnsboro for a game that was cancelled week because of the ice Tuesday with both Roy Carter and Bobby Brown in bed with Gilmer's Buckeyes beat the Raiders 52 to 5 1. Jackie Alston took scoring honors for the Raiders with 13 Fleet for Gilmer took the high scoring honors of the game with Hi The rest of the Raider scoring was done by T. J. Corbitt with 12, Gayle 10; Bonnie Pollard 9, and Don 8. Trantham said Wednesday afternoon that Carter and Brown were both out and it was very doubtful if they would play against ML Rev. Bounds will give the invocation at this meeting just as he did at the Charter banquet 15 years E. J. of Dallas and a- former district governor has been named speaker for the He has served as president of the and Dallas Rotary clubs and has attended Rotary International Conventions in Mexico und Page 5) City Elections Set By Aldermen for April 3 A election was called for the first Tuesday in which la April 3, by the city council in its regular meeting Tuesday night at the city The election will be to name three Aldermen whose terms expire this year are Dr. E. P. J. G. and H. V. Han Mrs. Pearl James was elected by the council to as election In the only other mutter acted other than routine the council to maintain the same tax rate for this year as was in effect in 1955. The rate is per hundred dollars For a person to become a candidate for one of the city alderman his name must be submitted on a petition signed by 12 voters at toast 20 days before the One death and several thousand dollars In damages to electric and telephone and Ion antennas resulted from the storm that gripped Winnsboro Inst Friday and Woodio Ray 55, of the Smyrna community was electrocuted and his body virtually cremated Monday morning when picked up n broken electric power linu that was currying 7,200 volte of Telephone and electric power lines were hard hit and Winnsboro and the surrounding area power during part or all of the Marcus local of Southwestern Gas and electric estimated the damages and costs of repairing bhc damages to his power linos ut between eight and ten thousand Repair crewmen worked almost continually from time the first break was reported Thursday afternoon at 6:30 until At times there were as many as throe repair crews working here ia Although the residential area of Winnsboro was without electricity different times during the three day the business was without for only 15 mi Patrick A transmission line between here and Mt. Pleasant broke near Now causing the downtown A supply was immediately taken from tho end of the line and service Patrick Power failures in residents were caused from eight major within the city Patrick He said of these eight only two wore caused from the weight of Ice on the lines and the rest wore cause by tree limbs breaking and falling into the Repair crews spent a lot of their time cutting limbs from over the lines getting limbs off before they did Many people getting their power from Wood County REA lines were without electricity from Thursday afternoon until Monday or V. manager in Quitman said the REA linns were knocked out all over this part of the N Ho said the areas around Pleasant and around Winnsboro were the hardest hit and the lines were down all over the There were front eight to ten crews working to get j Page 8) Local Tax Payments Below Receipts School Board Election Three Principals Give Report - v U An election for the purpose of selecting two members for the Winnsboro Independent School District Board was ordered for the first Saturday in by the School Board in its Monday night Incumbents Taft Tinney and W. H. Chadick said at the meeting that they definitely would not be candidates for Floyd a local business has placed his name on the ballot for one of the two A prison may place his name on the or a may be placed on the ballot by a petition signed by five qualified These names must be filed with R. C. secretary of the at least 10 days before Mrs. H. N. Bingham and Mrs. Pearl James were named by the board as election The board voted to purchase a public address system for the High School so that the principal have quicker contact with the many different buildings and classrooms on high school The other schools are already equipped with these The members also voted to provide the Student Council with needed to send delegates to the state convention in Midland this the board voted to pay all bills In a continuation of their study of the curriculum of the Winnsboro the board members heard reports from the three principals of the local school on what they were trying to accomplish in each of their Mrs. Annie principal of declared that in the first four the R's and were the subjects stressed In the first two grades reading is the most important she So many teachers in the higher grades tell us if we will just teach the students read in the first two they will teach them the other Mrs. Spivey The veteran elementary teacher pointed out that art and are worked in with the more basic courses when but writing and citizenship are the most important have found very few 8) Local and city tax payments were not as good as last but county and common school district payments Sire about equal to those of last according to statements from the different tax A spokeman for the County tax office said late Wednesday afternoon that a complete report for state and common school district was not yet because of a lot of last minute mail bearing tax payments had delayed completing the A partial report showed that of the total tax of has been When the final figures are the he expected between 98 and 99 per cent of the taxes to be He said this would be about equal to the amount collected last Winnsboro Independent School District tax payment fell several per cent below the record set last year by collector Mike This year Black reported his collection at 93.55 per cent of the total school tax This represents collected of a total of He also collected Meeting 21 In Westbrook School The regular Association which is usually held the second Tuesday of each has been postponed until Feb. 21. Members and guests will meet at three o'clock in the Westbrook Cafetorium for the first time instead of Memorial The fourth grade will be in charge of the and Rev. Kirk pastor of the First Methodist will be guest in delinquent Last yoar Black collected 99.87 per cent of the total tax In his report to the school Black said that he had entered some names on the delinquent tax rolls this year for the first time since he had become tax for the City tax W. W. Butler stated that he had also had some tax payers to become delinquent this year for the first Some of them were large accounts he He said There has been collected from a total tax roll of and in delinquent taxes paid to Butler Xray Reports Being Within 2 to 6 Weeks Those people who had chest made by the state unit that was operating in Wood County two weeks ago can expect reports from x-ray within two to six Dr. W. T. director of the Wood County Health Unit announced Dr. Black said people who get reports advising them to see their family should do just The abnormalities usually found in this x-ray survey are T. from its incipiency to the advance and foreign bodies in the Dr. Black Jerry Wayne Ziegler arrived i home from Sunday and j visited his Mr. and Mrs. Van It's See the complete new camera department at your Western
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