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Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - January 6, 1966, Winnsboro, Texas Building permits here total over thousand Over a quarter of a million dollars were spent in Winnsboro on new construction and additions during the period from April through December of 1965. Building permits totaling were issued at City Mall during that Of this was for construction of new homes and additions and was for commercial No figures are available for the first three months of the year as building permits were not required before that The permits show that a total of 20 new homes were constructed during that with a total expenditure of The remainder of the permits were primarily for additions such as carports and storage December was the biggest month for issuance of residential with a total of Over in permits were issued in both August and Total of residential permits for each month during the period covered The biggest month for issuance of permits was July at which time four permits were issued for a total of The total of commercial permits by month Oct. Improvements on FM 515 slated Bids for improvements on FM Road 515 from Coke to State Highway 154, a distance of 8.036 will be opened Jan. 26, according to Sidney Cox resident engineer of The work will include base and It will be a continuation of the improvements on 515 from Winnsboro to increasing the maximum recommended speed on the road from 45 to 60 miles per Mr. Cox said work on the project will probably begin in Seven Wood County candidates announce Serving Northeast Leading Produce Agricultural and Oil Area 3fe Volume 5*-Number 9 Wood Texas 75494, January 8, 1966 Copy two Paget BID ACCEPTED ON 500.000 GALLON TANK Increase in city's water storage capacity planned Seven persons seeking Wood County offices and State Representative George Hinson this week authorized The Winnsboro News to announce their subject to the Democratic This will be the first race for Rep. Hinson in the new 11th district created by legislative The new district includes Camp and Upshur Rep. Hinson has served in the legislature since 1950 except for four years and has served on almost all house He is one of the 10 senior members of the legislature and is chairman of that body's East Texas The seven persons announcing their candidacy for county office this week RAILS COUNTRY Sidelights By CONGRATULATIONS go to Robert son of Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Watkins of who took first baby honors in the Tri-County with his timely 1:45 a.m. arrival New Year's t t t WHS yearbook chiefs are sending up smoke signals this week requesting the brief loan of Indian maiden Blankets are the main items needed along with any other such as head etc. All for a session for photos for the 1965-66 Those with suitable items are asked to contact Boyd or Mary t t t IF YOU WATCHED the Orange Bowl last you probably remember well Alabama's No. 88, End Ray who was the Crimson Tide's clutch receiver during the entire game and turned in one of the outstanding performances of all the bowl What we didn't was his close tie with Ray is the husband of the former Carolyn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Martin of Beaumont and former They have been married about two Carolyn was born She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isham Puckett and the niece of Mrs. Ernest t t t RECENTLY NAMED editor of the Richardson Daily News is Tom editor of The Winnsboro for several months in 1962 and of still further interest to several Winnsboro residents is the fact that he was employed by still another old hand of this Page 2) Candidates announce in 10 race Two persons this week announced their candidacy for state representative in the District 10, composed of Franklin and Red River The two candidates are Neal Solomon of Mount the incumbent representative of what was District 11 prior to legislative The other candidate is John S. Porter of County Judge T. A. who is seeking reelection to his third A native of the Stout he also served eight years as county District Clerk Kelsie M. seeking re-election to a third four-year He has previously served as district clerk from 1947-54 and was deputy district clerk for six Mrs. Evelyn seeking re-election as county She has served two C. S. seeking a third four-year term as county He is a former teacher at Cartwright and has been associated with Wood County Schools a number of J. A. seeking his first full term as county Mr. Glenn was elected to serve an unexpired term in November of 1964. Q. B. the seeking re-election to his fifth term as commissioner of Precinct 4. J. C. seeking election as commissioner of Precinct 4. A veteran of World War II and a native of Precinct 4, he is seeking election to public office for the first He has been doing road work in association with present commissioners the past 4]/a FIRST BABY born in Winnsboro in 1966 was Robert Rex here by his Mrs. Weldon Watkins of The born at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 1, was the earliest arrival since Winnsboro merchants started holding the annual Robert Rex Watkins first baby born in city in 1966 Young Robert Rex Watkins made his appearance into the world just at the right He was born exactly one hour and 45 minutes after the new year began and was the first baby born in Winnsboro in 1966. As a he's the winner of over in prizes offered by Winnsboro merchants in their annual Baby The son of Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Watkins of Rt. 1, he was the earliest ar- James E. Old funeral services held Monday Funeral services for James E. former county mayor and well-known civic were held Monday afternoon at the First Methodist Church with Rev. Harold Taylor Burial was in Lee Mr. Old died Jan. 1, in a Beaumont hospital following a short period of He was 60. A resident of Winnsboro since 1933, Mr. Old had been active in a wide range of civic and church affairs and in Mr. Old served as Wood County Judge during World War being appointed to serve an unexpired term then winning election to a full he served as mayor of Winnsboro for two separate It was during his administration that a major portion of the city's streets were He was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and had served as director of the East Texas Chamber of He was JAMES E. OLD He was born in Cooper Feb. 4, 1905. He received his B. A. Degree from East Texas State Teachers College and his M.A. from Southern Methodist where he taught for seven years before moving to instrumental in obtaining for Winnsboro the CCC camp and the Kraft Cheese Mr. Old was also very active in scouting He was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and served as treasurer and president of the Boy Scout He was a life member of the Board of Directors of the East Texas Area A member of the First Methodist he had served on the Board of Stewards from 1934 until 1961 and was chairman much of the He was a delegate from his church to the North Texas Annual Conference for over 20 years and was elected by the conference as a gate to the jurisdictional Dr. G. H. M. terence in New Orleans in 1954. At the time of his death he was a member of the Board of Development of in the Rotary Mr. Old had a record of 14 years perfect rival since the contest started with the first baby of 1962. Young Robert weighed in at six 11 He was delivered at Winnsboro Hospital by Dr. Ross He is the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Their other is also a age 7. Robert Rex was named after an uncle and his maternal Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rex Randolph of Pickton and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Watkins of Sulphur Great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Simms of and Mrs. O. C. Randolph of Mr. Watkins is employed as a supervisor with Rockwell Manufacturing Company in Sulphur The last two haven't arrived until Jan. 4- I and the one before that didn't get here until Jan. 5. Last year's winner was Debra Ann daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond The 1964 winner was Stephen Mark son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray A total of 28 local business firms participated in this year's which offered a wide variety of valuable prizes to the Burglars take cash register Sunday night A cash register was taken from Winkle's service station in one of two reported in Winnsboro Sunday Police Chief Williamson said the burglars broke out a back window to gain entrance to the station and carted off the cash register which contained in Someone also broke into Drive-In Grocery the same also gaining entrance through a back nothing was apparently taken from the Wood county poll tail on sale here Winnsboro residents who live in Wood County can obtain the 1966 poll tax receipts at Insurance Franklin County poll taxes haven't gone on sale in the city Deadline for paying poll taxes is Jan. 31. The Texas poll tax is L. G. Richard ly being challenged in federal J. W. George j but a decision isn't likely T. Shelton R. H. I So Texans probably won't M. L. D. C. j be able to vote unless they pay Munden and Roger I their poll The Winnsboro City Council took the first step toward improvement of the city water system by accepting a bid of for a 500,000 gallon storage tank at the regular meeting Tuesday Low bidder on the project was Colvin Construction The only other bid submitted for a 500,000 gallon tank was for from Anderson Tank Company of The council is hopeful of getting the storage a new pump and new pump house installed within 60 to 90 The new facility will give the city a storage capacity of around 585,000 Current capacity with underground storage and overhead tank is around 150,000. The new storage tank will replace the underground storage currently being but not the overhead The new tank will be installed in the area behind the Jerry Moyers home near the old underground it will be moved up on a Mayor Lee Ray estimated that purchase of a new pump and construction of a new pumphouse will cost from thousand to pushing the total cost of the project to between thousand to The project has been planned since last summer when a pump Police fines show increase during 1965 The local police department was either nabbing more lawbreakers or more persons were violating the law in Winnsboro in 1965 than in the previous paid in police fines here last year showed an increase of more than over the 1964 The amount paid in during 1965 was compared to a total of in 1964. The number of charges on which fines were paid increased from 218 to 228, according to records at City Reckless driving again led the list of offenses resulting in fines and showed a slight In 1965, 62 fines were paid for reckless compared to 58 in 1964. Biggest increase in fines was for which climbed from 24 in 1964 to 40 in 1965. This was the second most frequent charge Eight other charges related to drinking also resulted in The charge of unnecessary noise with motor vehicle showed the greatest It was third on the 1964 list with 22 violations but only 11 persons were fined on that charge in 1965. Driving without license charges climbed from 19 to 24 to hold down third place in 1965. Some of the other most frequent charges disturbing the 17; 12; violating traffic 11; negligent 10; and While the amount of police fines was the amount of collections from parking meters showed a slight dropping from in 1964 to in 1965. Parking meter fines were down to compared to in 1964 and revenue from parking zones last year dropped to compared to in 1964. breakdown put the city in danger of running short of State officials have also recommended that the city have 500,-000 gallons of The council also reviewed the financial statement which j ed the city heading into the year with a total of a-1 vailable That amount at this time last year was Total cash on which includes refunding bond j social security account and a i time is i At Monday's M. D. | president of the Trails met with the council to discuss plans for construction of a new building at city The council is currently planning to go ahead with the project and decided to make definite plans later this The city will borrow the money to construct the building so it can be paid out in installments and prevent the supply of cash on hand from running too More details will probably be available next FIREMAN OF YEAR - Corley has a big smile as he accepts the Award which is given annually to the Fireman of the year selected by members of the Winnsboro Volunteer Fire The award was presented Monday night at the annual Fireman of Year award goes to Lundy Corley at annual banquet Lundy the man who lias been a member of the Winnsboro Volunteer Fire Department longer than anyone has been named Fireman of the Year by the local Mr. who will have completed his 39th year as a member of the department Feb. 3 of this was presented the Fireman of the Year Award at the annual banquet at the Trade Winn dining room Monday The award was presented to Fire Chief R. C. who explained that the recipient is picked by a vote of the Mr. Martin also recognized a number of others with long years of service in the They included Loyd 35 33 Sailor Cunningham and R. C. 23 Skeen Smith and Henry Lee 22 Mr. who served as master of reported to the large crowd attending the banquet that the fire losses of Winnsboro showed a sharp de- crease during the past In 1965, the total loss by fire was only compared to in the previous There were only 23 fires inside the city compared to 41 in 1964. The fire department also answered 32 calls in rural compared to 74 the previous Mr. Martin also explained the Students shiver as heat goes off Winnsboro had some shivering students for the first two days of the week as the heat was off in the high school The heating system failed Monday morning due to faulty valves on the boiler which prevented the pumps from moving the hot water from one end of the building to the The valves had to be obtained in Fort Worth and it was late Tuesday before they could be obtained and Principal Willard B. Bethea said the temperature was about 62 degrees inside the building at the coldest point of the two In 1928, he was married to the former Sallie Lucy who Other survivors are two Dr. James Rowland Old of Beaumont and Gwynne Old of one John W. Old of and two Active pallbearers were Rowland Malvin Red Ralph Brock Wortham Russell Cannaday and Bud Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Ross Jake Basil Tommy Hiram Dr. E. P. Irvin T. A. D. Joe Bailey New Church of Christ to have open house Sunday The Winnsboro Church of Christ will formally open its new building with services Sunday morning and open house Sunday Regular services will be held Sunday with Bible classes at 9:45 and worship service at 10:45 a.m. Open house will be from 2 to 5 in the afternoon and the public is invited to tour the new Tadley S. Teddley of composer of over 100 religious will be present Sunday afternoon and special singing will be held in connection with the open The new building is located at the intersection of Live Oak Street and East Coke It is constructed of prefabricated structural steel and The new church includes 6,950 feel of floor space and an auditorium which seats 320 It has 10 a two rest rooms and a minister's The building is completely air-conditioned and the auditorium is The front of the church features decorative rock design and the oi the exterior is Cost of the building was about First services were held last although the interior wasn't completely Minister of the Church of Christ is Charles workings of a new and versatile unit the department has acquired during the Introduced as new members who have joined the department in the past year were Tracy D. P. Ross and Don Guest speaker for the event was Odis chief of the Gilmer Fire He paid tribute to volunteer saying they are the men God ever let He said members of the department arc men who have dedicated their lives to their community and are ready to give their services 24 hours a He urged the department maintain high standards so it can command the respect of the your department hard to get into and easy to get out he you'll have a department which you can be proud Ray Pollard gets Oak Leaf Cluster Maj. Hay 35, son of Mrs. Minnie received the first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Army Commendation Dec. 6, while a student at the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Kan. Major Pollard received the award for service during his previous assignment with U. S. Army Air Defense Command at Ent Air Force Colo. The Oak Leaf Cluster is given for each additional award of the medal after the initial Major who entered the Army in September 1952, is attending the regular course at the | He was graduated from boro High School in 1947 and received a B. S. degree in 1953 from Colorado State University at Fort His is with him at Fort NEW - This is the Church oi Christ which will be formally opened with services bouse is scheduled Sunday afternoon and Hie public is ed to inspect the This view shows tue trout entrance aud one of the sides of the new
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