Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 90, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, December 16, 1960 Page: 4 of 16
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STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE-TRIBUN E, STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
FRIDAY. DECEMBER mft
I GIVE YOU TEXAS
By BOYCE HOUSE
An article which I wrote while a
reporter was returned by Reader's
Digest with a printed rejection
alip. Chunked into a desk, the
article (whjch was about the Ran-
ger oil rush) remined there for
two or three years, then was
brought out, re-worked a little
and sent to the Saturday Even-
Mrs. W. J. Wisdom
Speaks on Milk
Glass and Cihna
The Stephenville Garden Club
met Tuesday morning, Dec. 13,
in the American Legion Hall. Mrs.
W. J. Wisdom and Mrs. Sidney
Whitman were co-hostesses at the
The room was decorated for
Christmas. A beautifully appointed
Christmas tea table was set using
pink and silver colors, pink net
Christmas table cloth, crystal
punch bowl and silver net Christ-
Mrs. Wisdom brought the club
a very informative talk on milk
glass and China and she had sev-
eral pieces from her collection on
display. She told something of
the history of each piece.
Mrs. R. L. Thompson also had
several pieces of China on display.
The hostesses served coffee and
Christmas cookies to 19 member*
and the following guests: Mmes.
Joe Woods, Zeddie Edgar, Jack
Henderson, Alexander, Ernest
Johnson and Miss Ernestine Lank-
tag Port, then the goal of every
newspaperman, and it was prom-
ptly accepted. The title was “It
Was Fun While It Lasted’’ and it
was. too; the pay figured a
The first magazine article of
mine was accepted on its first trip.
It appeared in a traveling men’s
magazine— and that was the last
issue of the publication! My article
evidently killed it.
Easiest magazine article l ever
wrote was about a Marine who
had been wounded in Nicaragua
during a revolution. He came into
the Ranger Time office one night
after 3Upper and talked, and all I
had to do was take down his words
for he unfolded a vivid and excit-
ing stoy. Blue Book bought it for
its true adventure department.
Pet peeves of mine are radio and
TV announcers who feel they must
pronounce every letter in a word
whereas in English, if spoken cor-
rectly, a letter is sometimes ignor-
ed or slurred. For example, there
is no “tain” in captain or moun-
tain (when spoken, I mean); no
“ment” in entertainment; no
“man” in gentleman and the “o” in
women isn’t pronounced that way
— but I expect to her some an-
nouncer of ultra-precise enuciation
sound them just as spelled.
Miss Eunice Mae K u e h 1 e r,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Kuehler of Route 5, Dublin, arriv-
ed home on recruit leave from
the U. S. Navy. Miss Kuehler join-
ed the WAVES in September and
went to Bainbridge Md. for Re-
cruit Training. Upon completion
of recruit training Miss Kuehler
was promoted to Seaman Appren-
tice and issued orders to Pensa-
cola, Flordia where she will be
with the Administrative arul Per-
sonel section. Miss Kuehler said
that life in the WAVES is wond-
erful and that she is looking for-
ward to a most pleasant and suc-
The senior cIsbh of Lingleville
will sponsor a Christmas dinner
at the school cafeteria Thursday,
Dee. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The public is cordially invited ti
attend. Dinners will be fifty- sev-
enty-five and one dollar.
What is misfortune? Sir Walter
Scott was the most popular poet
of his day. Everyone read and
quoted "Lady of the I,ake,” “Mar-
mion” and “Lav of the Last Min-
strel.” Then along come young
Lord Byron with “Childe Harold”
‘and Scott was overshadowed. So
he turned to the writing of novels.
Today, a century or more after his
death, Scott is still recognized as
the greatest romantic novelist in
There’s nothing like the chal-
lenge of competition — even in the
field of writing.
TO BE WED — Mr. and Mrs. Loyd E. Wilson of Lipan announce
the engagement of their daughter, Judith Lee, to Bill Berry, son
of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Berry of Granbury. Judith is a graduate of
Lipan High School and the groom-elect graduated from Granbury
High School. Both have attended Tarleton State College and plan
to enter Texas Technological College in Lubbock. The wedding will
be at the First Baptist Church in Lipan, Dec. 31 at G p.m. Rev.
Gene Jorgenson will officiate. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson take this
method of inviting all friends to the wedding.
Huckabay School Patrons
Will Serve Christmas Dinner
Monday — Roast beef with
gravy, creamed potatoes, cabbage-
carrot salad, buttered English
peas, com bread muffins, butter,
chocolate brownies and milk.
Tuesday — Hamburger on bun,
buttered potatoes, sweet pickle
relish, tomato catsup on table, ap-
ple-date cobbler and milk.
— Turkey with
ng, -• orange juice, green
beans, apple-banana salad, butter-
ed French bread, Christmas candy
dressing, 1 or«
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and your old rofrigorator!
The annual Christmas program
will be presented at the Huckabay
High School Gymnasium, Thurs-
Green Thumb Garden
The Green Thumb Carden Club
met Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the
REA Assembly Room for its an-
nual Christmas Idea Exchange.
Each member brought one or more
decorations she had made
plained their use and construc-
tion. The display was unusually
The hostesses, Mrs. C. J. Bailey
and F. B. Belding served coffee
and cookies to the following:
Mmes. G. W. Black, H. R. Good-
man, Glenn Adams, Melvin Coley,
Russel! Jones, I.eon Gordon, W. H.
Berry, Thurman Fitzgerald, W. B.
Phipps. E. R. Green, T. L. Walls,
C. R. Ryan, Dan McGough, Bill
Price, E. E. Bluethman, Irvin Poff,
J. C. Snow, W. L. Birdweil, Lath-
am Howell, and guests, Mmes.
Hannah Belcher, R. Y. Gann, Sid- i
ney Whitman, E. E. Zimmerman,
Russell Peterson and Doyle Tay-
day, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Preceding the presentation of
the Christmas festivities a baked
ham dinner will be served from
the school lunchroom with the
service beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Parent, Teachers and Friends
organization are the sponsoring
agency for the dinner. Bob Allen
Included on the program will
be the presentation of a play “The
Candle in the W’indow” by stu-
dents of the fifth and sixth grades,
dirsfcted by Mrs. Louise Woolley;
“A Merry Christmas Welcome” by
the first and second grades: a
drill “The Lollipops and Pepper-
mint Sticks” by the third and
fourth grades; special numbers
by a group of high school students
depicting the “Winter Wonder
Land”: showing of .the Nativity
Scene. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fambro
will play the roles of Joseph and
Mary. Santa Claus will pay a visit
to conclude the evenings festivi-
A special invitation has been
issued to all to attend the dinner
and the program by the PT&F,
Huckabay faculty, and students of
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WASHINGTON. — For twenty) and Secretary of Defense,
years, no administration Washing- j C. Douglas Dillon, another
tan, whether Republican or Demo- senior executive igf' Dillon, Read,
ON THE WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND
Copyright 1960, by Bell Syndicate)
erotic, has been without a repre-
sentative of one of rthree top
Wail Street firms in a top posi-
tion. The three eastern banking
firms which lead this charmed
government life are:
1. Dillon, Read and Company,
which floated around $1 hilUou
of American investors’ money in-
to pre-war Germany, much of it
going to build up Hitler, all uf
2- Brown Brothers Harriman,
which had vast inveatmenU in
prewar Poland, the Baltic States,
pins a steamship line to Germany
before the war.
3. Thu Chase Manhattan Bank,
the biggest source of short-term
credits to Germany after World
War l, all of tliem del suited.
Representatives fripi these
companies have occupied such
key positions as Secratary of De-
fense, head of the World Bank,
Under Secretary of State, some
serving with great ability. But
it’s an axiom in politics that the
man who controls the job of
Secretary of Defense and its 40
billion budget; plus the man who
runs the treasury, which sets in-
terest rates for big and little
business; pins the Secretary of
State; and the head of the World
Bank, really control the economy
and foreign policy of the USA.
And these gey jobs have been
passed around between bankers
from these three Wall Street
Two Western Bankers
Last week, two westerners
called on President-elect Ken-
nedy to try to reverse the hold of
eastern bankers on the top jobs
in hi* cabinet. They were Gov.
Edmund “Pat” Brown and Sen.
Clair Engle, both of California.
They proposed to Kennedy that
he appoint as secretary of the
treasury George KilHon of San
Francisco, head of the American
President Steamship Lines, or
Jesse Tapp off San Francisco, No.
2 officer of the Bank of Ameri-
“I can’t appoint Killion,”
reacted the President-elect. “He’s
“He’s no Catholic,” replied the
governor of California. Himself
a Catholic, Brown, appreciated
the fact that Kennedy did not
want to appoint too many Catho-
lics to high position in his cabi-
The three proceeded to discuss
tho qualifications of Killion who
served as Finance Director of the
State of California, later was
Treasurer of the Democratic Na-
tional Committee, is now head of
on* of the biggest U. S. steam-
ship lines, and chairman of
Loew’s Theatres; also the quali-
fications of Jesse Tapp who came
to Washington as an agricultural
assistant to Henry Wallace dur-
ing the New Deal, later handled
all surplus commodities, now is
second in command of the Bank
of America, largest bank in the
Kennedy expressed friendly in-
terest in both men, said he would
like to have them in his admini-
stration. But he stated quite
frankly that he leaned towgrd
Douglas Dillon, now under secre-
tary of state, because of Dillon’s
knowledge of the dollar drain-
Kennedy had recently come
from a private sossion with Pres-
ident Eisenhower, during which
Ike expressed grave concern over
the dollar shortage, urged the in-
coming president to act on it im-
mediately. So Kennedy said he
was thinking of transferring Dil-
lon- to the Treasury Department
for the time being.
Here is the rollcall of officials
from the three sacred Cow eastern
hanking firms which have held
key positions influencing »thh
economy of the nation:
1. Drown Brothers Harrimhn:
Averell Hnrriman was Secretary
of Commerce in the Trumnn ad-
ministration at the same time his
former banking partner, Robert
f.ovett, both from Brown Broth-
ers Hnrriman, was under Secre-
tary of State and Secretary of de-
fense. Both did excellent jobs. It
was Paradox!cal and somewhat
embarrassing that their former
banking firm was being prose-
cuted hy the Justice Department
in one of the biggest antitrust
cas"S in history while they were
serving in government.
Lovett was asked by Kennedy
to be** Secretary of Defense, but
declined because of health.
2. Dillon, Read: James V. For-
restal, senior executive of 1 billon.
Read, was an assistant to FDR.
then Under Secretary of the
Navy, Secretary of the Navy.
Snakes and fish have ears, but
these have no outside openings.
They hear mostly through vibra-
tions in the ground or water.
First Mortgage Cburoh Bonds.
Baptist, Methodist and
Call or writ*
Church Finance, Inc.
511 BMg. North 4 karri
was an excellent ambassador to
France for Eisenhower, then
transferred to tha State Depart-
ment when Arnory Houghton of
Corning Glass coveted the Ptiria
embassy. Dillcn contributed to
Ike in 1952 and 1966, backed Nix-
on both financially and emotion-
ally in 1900. | to Germany.
Dillon, Bead waa also under
prosecution by the, Justice Depart-
the charge of bribing the finance
connection with tho notation of
the $21,000,06(1 munitions ban
prsecution by the Malles Depart-
ment on a charge of Investment
banking monopoly. It was Invest-
igated by the aaaahe earlier on
the change of bribing tho finance
minister of Bolivia Ip lMB ta
connect io owith the flotation of
which to soiled qff the Chago
War with Paraguay.
These are matters which moat
Americans don't know hut which
had deep Impact ia Latin Ant
fca, still handicap our relations
8. The Chase Manhattan
Bank’s representatives ia gov-
ernment include Eugene Black,
now tho able head of the World
Bask; and beard chairman John
J. McCloy. Befcre he joined the
bank, McCloy was Assistant
Secretary of War, head of the j
Dr. Walter C King
With Air Force
in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Walter C. King son of Mr.
and Mr*. W. A. King of Stephen-
ville la now serving with the Air
Force in Saudi Arabia. He was
graduated with a degree in veti-
nary medicine from Texas A A- M
___ I,t. King is on a 13-month tour
World Bank, High Commissioner 1 In Arabia and Just completed six
He was a dedicated i week* of training at Gunter AFB,
Tho argument of Governor
Brown and ScnatoT Engle was
not that these eastern bankers
were not honest and able, but
that representatives of companies
whose property was seized hf
thp Soviet or which hava heavy
investments, in Germany, <** who
represent big business, may not
have the fresh and unbiased out-
Wok of a banker from the west.
If they went wrong H» backing
Germany in the pre-Hitler ERA
their judgment could
WHEREAS, $h« mounting traffic tragedy has tuken more lives
in America than all the battle* in which our country has been in-
volved, and the Nation’* highway death toll averages 38,000 per
WHEREAS, 2,453 person* worn killed and 140,000 injured on
Texas streets and highways in 1P69, and
WHEREAS, the Texas Traffic Safety Council, the Governor’s
Highway Safety Commission, the Texas Safety Association, score*
of local traffic safety council* and thousands of law enforcement
officials and citisens continue ta support the greatest traffic safety
crusade ever undertaken in Texas, and
WHEREAS, all our efforts to halt death and destruction on our
streets and highways cannot be successful until every driver comes
to realize that traffic safety is truly a matter of spiritual concern,
that the useless loss of life and infliction of human injury is an abuse
of God’s most precious gift, life itaelf, and a violation of each individ-
ual’s moral responsibility for driving safely and ta accordance with
the law, and
WHEREAS, clergymen of all faiths continue to join this effort to
help make every motorist more fully aware of his moral responsi-
bilities while driving,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Louis Evans, Mayor of the City of
Stephenville. do hereby proclaim Sunday, December 11, I960, as
SAFETY SUNDAY ta Stephenville and urge every citizen to join
in this united religious campaign to awaken the conscience of every
driver to the understanding that negligence at the wheel is a trans-
gression of God’s Own Command, “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”
I respectfully encourage the Pastor of every Church in Stephen-
ville to remind each member of his personal and moral responsibility
to drive carefully and obey traffic law* a* * means of protecting
the sanctity of human Hfe ta our city.
It* official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this
10th day of December, 1960.
In a letter to bis parents h* ad-
vised them be would bo .traveling
all over the Middle East qn in-
spection trips. He also said ha ex-
pected to do some traveling In
Egypt and Africa.
HOUSTON — Three students
from Stephenville are enrolled at
the University of Houston accord-
ing to the registrars offioe.
Stephenville students are Terry
D. Harrison, management sopho-
more; Kthnetb D. Harrison, law
senior; Norma L. McLean, physi-
cal education junior.
J. LOUIS EVANS,
Mayor of Stephenville
Rome from coast
Morgan Graves, Jr., of Oakland,
Calif., is a guest in the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mra. Morgan
Graves. En route to Stephenville,
the younger Mr. Graves visited In
Lovington, N. M. with a sitter,
Mrs. Keith Jones and her family
and at Stamford with another sis-
ter. Mrs. A. L. Sorgae and her
family. Wednesday, Mr. Graves
will be accompanied by his parent*
ta Waco to visit with Mr*. T. E.
O’Brien, and Sunday they will be
in Ballinger to join Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil C. Darby ta their Christines
celebration. Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Flint and two daughter* of Col-
lege Station and Mr. and Mrs.
Billy Holla way and two children of
Winters will be in the home of tho
Darbys for a visit with their uncle
and grandparents. The Qraves.
Over 180 people attended a
choir rehearsal Monday night at
the main auditorium at TarletoU
State Co lege. Lewis Woodward,
chorr director, said he waa very
pleased with the rehearsal. Wood-
ward said over 2U0 wiU stag is
a Christmas Program Thursday at
8 p.m. at the Tarleton auditorium.
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