The Levelland Daily Sun News (Levelland, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 64, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 16, 1958 Page: 3 of 6
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President sends best wishes
to Wrights on anniversary
'May your happy companionship
continue for many years to come,”
was the closing paragraph of the
letter signed Mamie and Dwight
Eisenhower and sent to Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Wright Sunday on their
60th wedding anniversary which
they observed in the Women's
Building at the fair grounds with
some 400 people attending.
Another letter of congratulations
was received from Rep. George
Granddaughters of the couple al-
ternated at registering the guests.
Hosts for the observance were
the children of Mr. and Mrs.
Wright, with all seven of them be-
ing present. All of the grandchil-
dren except three attended and a
number of the great grandchildren.
The reception table was laid with
a white crocheted cloth over rose.
Tapered crystal holders held can-
dles in shades of rose, green and
white, colors used throughout the
reception. At each table corner
was a crystal vase holding rose
buds. The ornate tiered wedding
cake, with miniature bride and
groom atop, featured rose confec-
tion flowers encircled with a gar-
land of green confections.
Cake, coffee and punch were
served with the daughters, daugh-
ters - in - law and granddaugh-
ters alternating at serving.
Mrs. Wright was wearing an or-
chid corsage, a gift from her hus-
band, as the couple greeted their
Among those from out-of-town,
attending were: Mrs. Ben Vernon
Johnnie V. Jemigan, Mr. and Mrs
A. P. Hodges and daughter Louise.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Conley and
son, Mr. and Mrs.' Robert Conley
and daughter, all of Lubbock; Mr.
at Christmas dinner
Members of the Levelland Jun-
ior Study Club and their husbands
enjoyed a Christmas dinner and
party at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Goodpasture Friday
To set the scene for the hospital-
ity was a white - flocked Christ-
mas tree with pink ornaments in
the living room and a pink Christ-
mas tree in the den.
Small tables were laid with
white linen and centered with a
pink candle encircled with green-
A traditional turkey dinner with
Games of bridge followed the meal.
Those attent jig were Messers,
and Mmes. Clyde Grappe, Jack
McCutchin, William Methvin.
George Morris, Rip Mithcell, Jack
Setser, William Shoemaker, E. E.
Stagner, Jr., Ivan Tipps, Bill
Wadlington, Harry Williams, Biff
Warren, Vem Wright and Mr. and
and Mrs. Carroll Dean and son,
Tatum, N. M.; Buck Dean and
daughter, Linda and Miss Linda
Hayter, Lovington, N. M.; Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Thompson, Plainview;
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Richardson
and son. Mrs. A. C. Cox and mo-
ther, Dallas; Oscar Cox, Mrs.
George Brown, Anson; Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Parker, Mr. and Mrs.
Fdrest Greener, Cindy and Bob,
Amarillo; Mrs. Gene Kitchen and
daughters. Millie and Janie, Fort
Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Clif Hilton
Kermit; Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Schwartz, Talpa; Mr. and Mrs.
Scott Dalton, Brownfield; Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Howell, Hereford; Mr.
and Mrs. Foy Moore, Mrs. Ray
Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Raymon
Mclntire, Littlefield; Mr. and Mrs.
G. C. Wilson and daughter of O’-
Donnell; Mrs. Odie Skaggs, Mr.
and Mrs. S. W. Moqre, H. W.
Moore and Rachel, Farwell.
Also a number were present
from Sundown, Whitharral, White-
face and Pettit.
Girl Scout Troop 215 presented
a Christmas play at the First Pres-
byterian Church from 3 to 4 p.m.
Sunday \vith parents and members
of Brownie Troop 253 invited as
The girls accomplished three
achievements toward their second
rank badge by presenting the dra-
matic play; making the cookies
and sewing on the costumes and
entertaining after the play.
tPhe costumes worn in the Nativi-
ty play were all made by the
girls. They wrote their own scrip!
and made the scenes for back-
drops including painting the hills
of Bethlehem on cardboard.
The girls alternated at serving
punch and cookies after the play
Two girls from an inactive sen-
ior Girl Scout Troop, Jackie Har-
grove and Ruth Cammach, sang
Members of Troop 215 are: Don-
na Bynum, Jesse Cammack, Den-
nese Cary, Cheryl Cooke, Pat
Harper, Marion Knight, Jackie
Sisk, Linda Welch, Linda Wright
and Molly Moss.
Mrs. Gene Knight is leader of
the Troop and Mrs. John C. Har-
per is the assistant leader.
THREE BIRTHS REPORTED
Mr. and Mrs. Jack French are
announcing the arrival of a boy
weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the
Phillips - Dupre Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Hinton
are announcing the arrival of a
boy weighing 7 pounds and 9%
ounces at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
14 .at the Phillips - Dupre Hospi-
host dinner meet
Mrs. Charles Sylvester, president
of the Faculty Women’s Club at
South Plains College, welcomed
guests at the Christmas dinner
meeting at the Levelland Country
Club, Saturday night.
Therman Healy, minister of the
Austin Street Church of Christ,
gave the invocation and a short
talk on “The Unchristian Things
about Christmas,” was given by
Rev. Fred Brewton, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church.
Introduction of the board mem-
bers and wives was made by Dr.
Thomas Spencer, president of the
The group joined in singing
Christmas carols, directed by Har-
ley Bulls, accompanied at the pia-
no by Mrs. Bulls.
Following the meal, card games,
forty two and dominoes were en-
Present for the dinner were
Messers, and Mmes. L. G. West,
Don Kennedy, Arthur Dawson,
Charles Sylvester, Vorn Beebe, Na-
than Tubb, L. A. Kendrick, Bill
Powell, Wilburn Wheeler, Bob
Burks, Tom Sappington, Clyde
Prestwood, Don Stroud, John Mor-
ton, Charlie Sanders, Fred Brew-
ton, John Christmas, Harley Bulls,
Thos. Spencer, Henry Lucke, Earl
Gerstenberger, Carrol Bowen, Has-
kell Grant, E. M. Barnes, Emmett
Kerr. Jim Bridges, Knowles, Don
Appling, Miss Allene Finley, Miss
Roger Mae Smith, Miss Eugenia
Palma, Mr. and Mrs. Therman
at 18 churches
A total of 2,487 was reported in
Sunday School at 18 churches in
Levelland, Sunday, Dec. 14.
Trinity Baptist • 145
Church of the Nazarene 45
Foursquare Gospel 45
Mexican Baptist 101
Wesley Methodist 76
United Pentecostal 24
First Presbyterian 92
Austin Street Church of Christ 217
Harmony Baptist 155
First Methodist 279
Church of God 42
First Christian 38
Assembly of God 159
Cactus Drive Church of Christ 198
Morningside Baptist 110
St. Paul’s Lutheran 77
Fifth Street Baptist 132
First Baptist 552
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Fisher are
announcing the arrival of a girl,
weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces
at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 at
Renegar - Campbell - Walsh Hos-
MRS. ZULA M. KNIGHT
Mrs. Zula Knight
teaches fifth grade
Mrs. Zula M. Knight, fifth grade
teacher in the Whiteface School,
taught school and was principal in
small schools in DeWitt County
before coming to Whiteface.
She also taught language arts in
the seventh and eighth grades at
Aspermont three years.
Mrs. Knight received her bache-
lor of sicence degree from McMur-
ry College, Abilene, and her mas-
ter of science degree from Texas
She is a widow and has two
sons, Kenneth and Jerry, and one
daughter, Bobbie, who is now ser-
ving in the U. S. Air Force sta-
tioned at Stewart Air Force Base
New York. She also has two grand
children, Kenny and Lou Ann.
Mrs. Knight's outside interests
vary from painting with oils to col-
lecting old picture frames.' She
also paints with watercolors and
enjoys reading and writing maga-
She is a member 6f the South
Plains Art Guild; long - time
member and trustee of the Texas
Fine Arts Association, Austin,
Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority Beta
Conclave, Lubbock; Order of the
Eastern Star No. 797, Levelland;
Rebekah Lodge No. 279, Whiteface,
Texas State Teachers Association;
and Parent Teachers Association,
Local firm chosen
for Motorola work
B & L Communications Service,
Morton Highway, Levelland, oper-
ated by John Litton and Bruce
Burney has been selected to do
electronic servicing on subcon-
tracts by Motorola Communica-
tions & Electronics, Inc., in this
John Tansey, national service
manager for the Chicago commun-
hosts class party
Mrs. Pauline Winningham was
hostess to the Builder's Sunday
School Class of the First Methodist
Church in their regular Christmas
meeting last week.
Mrs. Victor Hall, program chair-
man read the Christmas story from
the Bible and the group sang ‘‘Si-
Mrs. D. H. Carpenter led in
prayer and Mrs. Woody Weaver
told the story “My Son.”
Gifts were exchanged and mem-
bers packed a box for a needy
family and also a Christmas box
for the state hospital at Wichita
'Joy to the World,” was sung
prior to the dismissal by Mrs.
Refreshments of angel food cake
with strawberries and whipped
cream were served to thirteen
set for Ja tuary
A natic-al premier of women’s
spring fashions will be held Jan.
27 at Texas Tech, with the insti-
tution’s School of Home Econom-
ics Vogue Patters and other na-
tional manufacturers cooperating.
New spring fashions around the
clock will be the theme of the
show, which will present new Vog
ue spring pattersn for 1959 plus
new fabrics and accessories of oth-
It will be the first national fash-
ion event of its kind ever held in
West Texas. The new fabrics and
accessories and most of the pat-
terns will go on sale in stores
throughout the country Jan. 28.
After the national premier at
Tech, the show will be taken on a
tour of other U. S. cities.
More than 40 students in Tech’s
clothing and textiles department
will prepare the garments and mo-
del them at the show, Supervis-
ing their work is Dr. Gene Shel-
Narrator for the premier will be
Bess Rothman of Dallas, fashion
consultant who is working with
Barbara H. Lolley of New Yprk
City, Vogue fashion coordinator.
BARNEY LEWIS ENTERTAINS EMPLOYES
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Lewis were hosts at
a Christmas dinner party at the youth
center Monday night for employes at
Lewis Grocery. From left are: Mrs. Jim-
my Barnes, Jimmy Barnes, Mrs. Faye
Awbrey, Barney Lewis, Mrs. Barney Lew-
is, Jo Lewis, Keith Coats, Kenneth Coats
and directly behind Coats are Deana
Coats and Udell Lewis.
Dickinsons host Film scheduled Woman's Club
ications firm, said the appoint-
ment of B&L Communications Ser-
vice as a Motorola sub - contract-
or is indicative of that company's
technical competence and general
proficiency to maintain 2-way mo-
bile and portable radio communi-
cations equipment to exacting fac-
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Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Dickinson
were hosts at a Christmas bridge
party Friday night at their home
on the Brownfield Highway.
A Christmas tree, candle light,
and Christmas scenes set the scene
for the party.
Guests for the party were Gene
Luker and Messrs, and Mmes. R.
H. Hester, Howard Vaughan, W.
R. Simon, J. G. Nipper, Cliff
Brown. Otis Burson, T. A. Bruner
and Forrest Weimhold. Members
of the bridge group attending were
C. B. Edgar, and Messrs, and
Mmes. Cone Green, Hugh Davis,
Paul Burgett, W. L. Breshears, W.
L. Harris and the host and host-
After final scores were added,
Mr. and Mrs. Cone Green were
high scorers and Mr. and Mrs.
Weimhold, second high. Traveling
prizes were won by Messers, and
Mmes. Bruner, Simon, Burson and
A dessert course of date - nut
cake topped with whipped cream
and a cherry was served with cof-
fee prior to the bridge games.
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“The Happiness of the New
World Society” will be shown in
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s
Witnesses, 201 Avenue A and 2nd
Street, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday,
According to Alfred Ferguson,
minister for Jehovah's Witnesses
in Levelland, "this picture has
been shown in more than one hun-
dred lands around the world even
including the Wilds of Africa.”
“You have heard and read about
Jehovah’s witnesses or talked with
some of them,” said Feruuson,
“and now is your opportunity in',
viewing this picture to actually see
them at work and learn most in-
teresting facts about them.” "The
theme of the picture is the happi-
ness of all of God’s servants and
is based on the text, John 13: 17:
If you know these things, happy
you are if you do them,” Fergu-
There will be no charges or col-
lections it was announced. The pic-
ture is being shown in oonnec
tion with the circuit assembly of
Jehovah’s witnesses scheduled in
Levelland Dec. 19-21. The public
is invited to all sessions.
Members of the Levelland Wo-
man’s Club will send a large box
of requested items to the state hos-
pital at Wichita Falls Thursday.
The box will include clothing of
all types, hats, shoes, suits, dress-
es, cosmetics for both men and
women, jewelry, evening dresses
and other items.
Christmas wrappings will be in-
cluded in the box for the wrapping
of the gifts.
The club also took food to a
needy family in Levelland last
week and members are collecting
toys for the Goodfellows for bas- *
kets at Christmas.
LONDON (AP) — Sir Anthony
Eden, the ailing former British
Premier, left by plane today for
New York and a winter vacation
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This week’s customer has lived in
Levelland since January, 1946. He
is a former city councilman, for-
mer member of the Board of Stew-
ards at the Methodist Church, and
former director of the Chamber of
Bill Dison has been in the real
estate business since March, 1951.
He now occupies a new office at
Prior to going into the real estate
business, Dison worked in the news
paper business in Hale Center,
Lockney, Wheeler, and Levelland.
He was born in Canyon, and at-
tended high school there. After
graduation from high School, Dison
attended West Texas State College
and Texas Tech.
He was married in 1931 to the
former. Gladys Watson of Hale
Center. They have two sons, Don,
a senior at Tech, and Jerry, a
freshman at McMurry College in
Dison is a member of the Meth-
odist Church, the Rotary Club, and
the new City Planning Board. The
family resides at 1210 Avenue B
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Brewer, Orlin. The Levelland Daily Sun News (Levelland, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 64, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 16, 1958, newspaper, December 16, 1958; Levelland, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1123068/m1/3/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting South Plains College.