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Ennis Daily News (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Ennis, Texas A a microfilm Canter inc.?. A lox 45436 Dallas to 7 >2?5 Hearty Welcome National polka festival ers i stats daily news in the Eightieth Vear the associated press leased wire Ennis Texas 75119 polka est in full swing after Damp but lengthy morn Parade or Elfi in in a i i i i i sunday May 7, 1972 ten pages ten cents no. 108 in the theme of a the show must go on Quot the 1972 National polka festival defied inclement weather saturday and braved Light rain to stage a quite creditable kick off Parade under the direction of chm Arnold Dobecka it was delayed Only slightly then Here came the units which bore out the Centennial theme a number of them using protective plastic against the weather which unavoidably cramped the style of photographers As announced the judges were county judge Milton Mansfield mayor of Corsicana sue Youngblood and Corsicana banker Gerald York foxy Peyton was float judges chairman polka festival pres Bob Trojacek commended All connected with the Parade for their Pluck in staging a Good one despite murky weather late in this article appears a revised list of scheduled entries a number of which of course dropped out due to the rain Best in class floats cited judges trophy Brush Arbor. First Baptist Church by Fellowship class. Lf1�?�� y i of sea i pc a a a a a in m prut or \ t to Jim Best polka theme czech dancers float. By mid Day the Sun had come out and it was smile Day for the festival ers in the afternoon All czech Halls were kept open for entertainment and dancing started at 7 00, with a score of name bands providing the melodies in the four Halls. No pains had been spared to provide a a Little bit of Czechoslovakia in Ennis a and czech costumes were predominant with some Centennial attire too of course As this is Centennial year in Ennis swing time had been entered and if tomorrow brings pretty weather great crowds Are anticipated president Trojacek stated that the committee is deeply grateful for All favors toward Success of the 6th annual festival the Jaycees Are quite Active in the hospitality for instance there s a sizable information Booth which they maintain on w main near Brown Street on the Railroad right of Way which is quite a popular place speaking of apparel some entire sizable families Are Clad in czech costumes of the Long ago this year As always there Are Many people Here who have never come to the festival before and they Are amazed at its magnitude see polka Page 5 Rev. Mike Gott to preach Sun. I St Baptist the nationally known evangelist Mike Gott will preach sunday evening May 7 in the first Baptist Church of Ennis he and his wife Jan will be present for both evening services Rev. Gott has just recently returned from Russia where he spent six weeks during february and March visiting and preaching in the major cities of that country the purpose of Rev Gott s journey to Russia was to preach and worship with the leaders of the Baptist churches in Russia. The program sunday evening will to of great interest to All who come Rev Gott made Many pictures that he will present to the congregation and discuss each one he says that the religious life of Russia is very much alive and is making great Impact on that atheistic country. Russian Baptist churches Are crowded and he said it was a great Blessing to relate his Faith in Christ to the russian people the films will be shown in the Early service at 6 p m. And he will preach at 7 p m in the worship service i he Public is cordially invited to attend these services. Several floats to be viewed Here sunday the Alpha Eta my chapter of Beta Sigma Phi members will take their float to the citizens National Bank parking lot to be viewed from 2pm sunday f today it until 6 p. In also Ennis Garden clubs float will be there for viewing As possible a number of others who did t take their floats out in the rain for the Parade saturday morning much time and Effort were put in on these floats and they had much paper trim and it was thought they could not stand the rain mayor s trophy St John student Council mrs. A Webb sponsor. Greeley Wasny to first although the expression go West Young Man a usually is attributed to Horace Greeley actually it Origi noted with John Soule pub usher of Hie Terre haute express in an Ihm editorial e Ennis shoes by Casey Mccollum Meador Gower win Green and Bobbitt into run off Battle thought for today a humility and love Are the essence of True religion. Lovater a a a a a # its a genuine pleasure to have the Many folks from other Points with us this week end for the National polka festival it warms he heart to know thai they want to come to our town for this visit and at the same time we feel honoured to have them present it is our Hope and belief that you la thoroughly enjoy yourselves the festival people so plan this traditional fun time and we Hope and expect it to function just As they wish it to do. A # # a Tod ays i Muckles you heard about the scientist who swallowed some uranium and got atomic ache a Ethel Shugart we extend Hearty congratulations to you upon your becoming Ennis 1972 Centennial Queen. Mrs Shugarts is a coveted Honor and we Hope that it will be a truly Happy one. You have reached the Honor in final analysis by a drawing but you were made eligible by the fact that you Are an outstanding woman of the area interested in civic and fraternal spheres especially. You have made definite contributions to the Well being of the Community and your friends will think about this As they rejoice in your Good Fortune w psf Mccol l \1 sheriff nominee Betty Meador tax assessor nominee i % Jay Bobbitt in rep Runoff Forrest Reen tops for rep med show real Dilly and whammy trial is stated second go round with col and the can can girls and hussies of Myrtys Saloon bailed out of jail for the Cen a Nemal Medicine show to a real wrong on the heritage Park platform Friday night and the audience not Only was big. It was loud and let it be known that they greatly enjoyed the stuff and things like entertainment and Snake Oil and other goodies the rambunctious col Ennis Ron Hudspeth it was the ramrod and rammed around like everything. The two Barkeep a z Breeland and foxy Peyton were there with the action As was Noel Speers and his old Banjo Susie Brazil tap dancer and dancers Steve i try and Missy Crow Singer Melody Pollan with guitarist Bryan Stockton also were Fine entertainers along with Anna ixe Davis who played piano for four of the popular can can cuties mrs. Neal Blackstone mrs Randy Jones Joe Pool and mrs Bobby Joe Curry and it was found that the Heap big injun was Kenneth Brewer sheriff Les Wilhoite was vigilance personified especially exciting was the drawing conducted by mrs Bill d Bozek which resulted in mrs. Cd. Shugarts being announced Queen of the Cen Tennail the drawing having selected her from among eleven candidates see detailed Story and pie with Madame x Marie Hobbs i assisted by All hands on deck and the magic Medicine made crippled Jim Tempin prominent Ennis Biz Man Well again another eliciting note came with the announcement that Myrt of Myrtys naughty Saloon Fame was col Ennis Mother spirited court Battles followed close on the heels of the famous Medicine show at heritage Park As High judge Jack Abe Lincoln Hobbs insisted that Justice be done in the worst Way especially in the flagrant Centennial Beard Law disobedience cases and there were wonderful flights of oratory on the parts of the Legal lights contesting in the cases of which there were almost countless lawyer Hilly Moore and lawyer Jerry Mccarty were defense and prosecution attorneys respectively and shouted Long and loud for the sides the represented and even on pain of judge Hobbs throwing them out of court for contempt sheriff Les Wilhoite kept hauling defendants into the embattled court where All sorts of dramatics were tried for the respective sides including the Ron Ald lower reported sen Lead Ellis county voters went to the polls saturday and nominated two county officials who had Competition for places they sought. Sheriff Wayne Mccollum for re election and mrs Bettye Meador for county tax assessor All but one Box Midlothian had reported both the above won easily sheriff Mccollum defeating r l. Rudd 6 to i and mrs. Meador winning Over tax in cum Bent. Joe Merritt not quite 2 to i this county favored for state representative. Jav Bobbitt Over i Field of six and Ronald a lower for state senator Over f red Orr in the state representative nomination there will he a Runoff Between Green and Bobbitt or Bobbitt came first place in Kilts county on the basis of All but one unreported to it of and third in Navarro county where Green was first and Rev is to is was second in Ellis county Green was second and Kim Bob Wilson of Ennis was third and in the state senatorial District Ronald Clower was favored Over the District w the % per cent of the vote reported a heavy vote was ast after Sunshine succeeded morning showers vote counting lasted in some boxes Well into Early sunday morning hours Midlothian not having arrived by 4 a inthe count completion was deferred to sunday a Good gathering of election huffs came Early and stayed late for the political news at the courthouse the county vote state representative Walter Woodman 641 James r Wilson 1666 Billy d Dunn 1214 f Orrest Green 2<j87 Georges Willis or 759 Jay Charles Bobbitt 2156 state senator Fred Orr 3852 Ronald Clower 4718 see Medicine show Page see Mccoll m Page a Here s the big fun it is just now at the Ennis czech Halls As those 20 name bands polka specialists play that tantalize music for the throngs coming to the 6th annual National polka festival which brings Many Many thousands of festival ers to Ennis the first week end in a

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