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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 General Contractors of Springs at a special meeting Monday I The new building will be 80, by 120 feet and total cost will be j Besides the auditorium I it will include a two meeting concession i restrooms and will have j a 10 foot concrete porch overhanging canopy at the front and The building will have a steel frame and be erected on a concrete Mayor Lee Ray said construction on the building will start immediately and completion is expected in about six Hauling of dirt into the park to level the site has already The city has advertised for bids in an attempt to sell the old but work on the new auditorium can proceed as it won't be on exactly the same In awarding the the council considered plans of two the Sulphur Springs firm and National Building of Winnsboro before selecting the ' There was one major ence in the two The entrance designed by National ding constructed of j wood and was at one end of the The plan of the ' Sulphur Springs firm included entrances on both of the 120 feet I sides of the with both 1 constructed in a board and bat design and decorated with weathered granbury field The entrance would face east and The price submitted for the basic shell of the building by Paul and Berry was The remainder of the cost of the building will be for electrical and plumbing air conditioning and heating one of the meeting insulating the interior carpentry and several other minor The construction contract calls for no seating or ings for the The cil is hopeful that the building | can be furnished through contributions and efforts of civic The building is expected to have a number of uses - fof Autumn Trails meetings of local dinners and Plans have also been discussed to use the building as a voting place for Wood County The stage in the building would be 24 by 30 feet and be raised 18 inches from floor 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 dancing and other would be about 80x75 CARL HAYDEN WITH UNIQUE LAMP Want to find a use for popsicle Then ask Carl Hayden Take 1400 popsicle add 20 hours of work and what do you If your answer is 1400 you're especially if you happen to be talking about Carl Hayden of When he takes that many popsicle sticks and adds that much he's liable to come up with a fruit a handbag or even a as shown in the above As you may have 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 By actual it did take 1400 sticks to make the lamp and it took him 20 hours to build it. i He makes these many items by simply gluing the sticks RAILS COUNTRY Sidelights By 1966 IS A political year and as political years go in these this one seems to be getting off to a normal Only trouble normal these days would have been a bitter disappointment in the old Since 1960, Texas primaries have become quickie affairs that leave a lot to be Primaries in May just won't compare with the lively ones that we used to have in With May's many other activities competing for the attention and the weather too 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 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 But comes April and May when the pot should be boiling and what's 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 but because he simply can't stir up enough interest to get the pot even t t t nothing is wrong with the candidates or the public The truth of the matter the not right and school problems and activities are requiring the major portion of people's The change to May in 1960 served its 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 It just might be that the constituency would do a better job and it's more t t t EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - A national publication reports a rancher may be skirting requirement of Title The rancher is reported advertising for a He the applicant must be in profanity to avoid inferiority complex in the presence of experts and share bunkhouse Page 2) gether one by All the designs for his various projects are his He just decides what he wants to figures out how to do it and goes to You would expect something constructed in such a manner to be rather but they're a great deal more sturdy than you would For shortly after building this he accidentally dropped it on the sidewalk one Only one of the popsicle sticks was damaged by the blow and it was easily Mr. a retired mail has been making things out of popsicle sticks Local post office seeks applications for carriers The Winnsboro Post Office is seeking applications from local residents who are interested in becoming postal clerks or city Postmaster Rowland Butler announced Persons who apply and who pass a written test given by the Civil Service Commission will be placed on a list of and will be considered for future job All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to or national Clerks and carriers are now paid a starting rate of 2.57 Anyone interested in a career in the postal service may obtain complete information from Postmaster 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 according to Tax W. R. Northeast Leading Produce Agricultural Section and Oil Area 3he Hit ntt a bur a Volume 58-Number 10 Wood Texas 75494, January 13, 1966 tOc copy Two Pages for about 10 years He got started on this hobby once when his sister-in-law was making a fruit basket out of He became finished the job for her and has been at it ever If he had to eat the off the sticks before he used he would have spent most of the past 10 years eating How he buys the sticks by the box and since he started working on his hobby he's used 101 With each box containing 1,000 that's 101,-000 popsicle sticks that have been used in his And if an item that uses 1400 sticks takes 20 hours of then it would take 1,440 hours of work to use up 101,-000 So you get an idea of how he's spent part of past ten 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 Under the new the school will be dismissed at 4 p. m. April 1, instead of April 8, and reconvene April 11, instead of April 18. The changes were requested because the district League Literary Spring Meet will be held here April 14, which would be during the period originally scheduled for the The board also authorized the calling of the annual school election for April 2. The terms of three Joe Si Browning and Hulen expire this In other the board authorized the superintendent to purchase a new 54-passenger school bus as a replacement of a 1956 model currently being No Smackover production for No. 1 Watkins Efforts to establish 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 Efforts were underway this to complete the well at another There were no firm reports on where production was being but earlier tests taken below 8,000 feet encountered oil show in the Rodessa series Chances of establishing the well as a producer were believed to be The Smackover failure was the second experienced in the Pickton Also last a new producer believed to be the best Rodessa level gas well in the Como field was It is the Germany - Johnson N. 1. Morris - Rutherford Gas located on the west edge of the field's southern flank west of Mobil's No. 2 Ford Smackover A 22-foot section of Gloyd Sand was perforated around 8,-0*5 Casing was set Geologists and engineers were reported to be pleased with its Results of production tests were listed as With a 24/64th-inch choke - 4,080,000 cubic feet of gas a 94 barrels of distillate and 1,750 pounds flowing With a 20/64th-inch choke - 3,480,000 cubic feet of 117 barrels of distillate and 1,962 pounds flowing With a 16/64th-inch choke - 2,664,000 cubic feet of 115 barrels of distillate and 2,177 pounds flowing With a 12/64th-inch choke - 1,800,000 feet of 116 barrels of distillate and 2,364 pounds flowing After being shut in for seven the well showed a top pressure of 2,665 The distillate was reported as testing 71.6 PRUITT ANNOUNCES FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY JUDGE J. Roy Pruitt has authorized The News to announce his candidacy for Franklin County subject to the Democratic Mr. Pruitt has formerly served as Franklin County 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 Her car slid sideways into the calf as she attempted to miss then the car left road and went through a fence where this blade was used as a The car would still run as the blade hit just high enough to miss the just low enough to keep from going through the 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 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 Mr. West is in his third year as The new contract calls for no increase in The board was unanimous in awarding the three-year contract and in commending the superintendent for the job he has At the conclusion of regular Superintendent West reported to the board that he is expecting approval very soon of some 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 He is expecting word of the approval any day and plans to have the program instituted for the second semester this 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 pears to have a look I on her she good She has two calves to j feed instead of The usual birth oi twin calves curred about two weeks Mr. Sims said there was bo advance cow would have aren't identic al as one has more white Um They're both baby but that didn't bother Mr. and Mrs. decided that their names be Polly and Molly mm 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 The loss snapped a 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 Jackio Hopkins and Darrell a pair of 6-5 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 The Raiders opened the game in a tight zone defense in an effort to bottle up Mt. Vernon's big It worked for then the Tigers simply started shooting from the letting Brinlee and Hopkins get the rebounds and put it up Mt. Vernon took a 16-7 lead at the end of the first Cornelia Darden had six of the seven Winnsboro points in that The Raiders abandoned their zone defense in the second but that didn't help too much At the same Mi. Vernon tightened defense and kept the Raiders from getting the ball into their center and top The result that Winnsboro only live points in the second quarter and fell behind 25-12 at During the first both Brinlee and Hopkins picked up three fouls and if the Raiders could have torced them to j out early in the second hall they might have had a But they his fourth foul in the third period and sat out part of the but Winnsboro could still do no more than hold its n. The Raiders trailed 35-20 going into the final then kins got two quick baskets as the final quarter started to run the score to 39-20 and crush any hopes for a Hopkins wound up with 23 points and Brinlee got 11. Darden was high scorer for Winnsboro with 15 but four of those came in the last 30 seconds when it didn't matter too He also was responsible for most of the re- Local band students in concert Saturday Ken Sorge and Bruce Smith of the Winnsboro High School Band will play in the concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Longview High School The 100-piece band will be composed of members from schools in 21 northeast Texas They will be playing under direction of Jimmy band director of Louisiana Tech. but since he stands only 6-0, he had a tough night under the boards against Mt. Vernon's two big Kenny Cox had six points and Eddie Fletcher and Billy Watkins had five In addition to the height the Raiders were also having trouble with their both from the floor and the foul They connected on only 10 of 24 free Things won't get any easier for Friday night they travel to Commerce for a game with the rated as probably one of the best Class AA teams in the Then Tuesday night they're at for a game with another tough Winnsboro didn't fare any better in the game Tuesday as Mt. Vernon took a 41-24 James Powell was top scorer for Winnsboro with seven schools must draw up a ' program designed to benefit children described as educationally The local drawn up through consultations with principals and various teachers in the school includes recommendations for the employment of 10 persons and the remainder of the funds to be used for books and teaching The 10 personnel recommended included a school a female physical education instructor to be used primarily in the junior high three library one for each a social remedial language arts two reading instructors and a project Although the program is designed to directly benefit educationally deprived Mr. West pointed out that it would indirectly benefit all For he the addition of library assistants would relieve teaching personnel currently doing that job and enable them to devote that time to student 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 The Winnsboro School District was authorized about an additional on the basis of the number of educationally deprived the present program can be amended or additional projects can be submitted for the approval at a later date if deemed Chiropractors set district meet here The Texas State Chiropractors Association District 6 meeting will be held in Winnsboro Jan. 23, it was announced this The meeting will be held in the Autumn Trails Dining Room at Trade Winn About 40 northeast Texas chiropractors are expected to attend the program and business Dr. A. O. Hinkley of is in charge of arrangements for the meeting and Dr. Larry Landers of Winnsboro will be in charge of the 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 oi 1500 in the capacity | Lake Winnsboro in a at Austin Tuesday j Members of the Wood County ' Commissioners Court were on | hand lor the The Winnsboro proposal was the item on agenda and ic approved no protests | County Judge T. A. Browning had filed an application seeking aata ion of the increase in March be increased by adding two ieet oi concrete to the which serves as j The increase will boost the lake's capacity from 6.600 to 8,100 The increase in the height of the spillway will spread the lake to cover an additional 86 acres when filled to The surface area of the lake is currently 720 acres when With the it would cover 806 The application tiled with tae Water Rights Commission stated that tiie increase in the lake's capacity was being sought for recreational Attending the hearing along with Judge Browning were commissioners Q. B. V. G Frank Howell and Louis They in Austin Monday | by Hopkins County j The one from boro and one from Sulphur were apprehended in driving an automobile stolen in Sulphur When returned to Sulphur they admitted to and Wood County officers breaking into Winkle's i station and Swanner A | cash register taken from the station was recovered from near YOUTH HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING ACCIDENT Rae Gene 14, was hospitalized with minor injuries t suffered in a accident at the intersection of Beech and Myrtle streets about p.m. He was riding on a scooter driven by Gary Movers when the accident Police Chief Williamson said the was attempting to pass a car driven by John who was turning left off Beech onto when the two s
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