Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 90, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, January 8, 1960 Page: 2 of 16
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STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE-TRIBUNE, STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, I960
News of Your Friends and Neighbors
Lt. Col. and Mr?. John A. Skip-
per and daughters, Annalynn and
Ellen Jane began thier return trip j Mrs. Kenneth Cobh, Mike, Mark
to Ft. Riley, Kan. Monday after : and Steve of Lakewood, Colo. Mrs.
spending several days visiting in
Erath county with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Jarratt and with his
mother, Mrs. Henry Skipper and
other relatives and friends. I.t. Col.
Skipper is stationed with the First
Division in Artillery at Fort Rilev. 1
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Richardson}
of 765 West Shirley had some of
their -children visiting in their !
Home during the holidays. Those j
who were guests were Mr. and i
Mrs. D. W. Humberson of Spur; !
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Richardson and |
Wayne of Midland; Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Waters and George Tre- ;
witt of Abilene; Mr. Floyd Rieh- ;
ardson of Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Ben j
Gilly, Mike and Mark of Sonora; j
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Humberson. !
Gary, Terry and Debra, Mr. and I
Mrs. Leon Humberson, and Kirby
of Grand Prairie; Franklin, Ken-
neth and Ronnie Richardson, and.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Richardson
and Larry of Borger.
Li "a business letter to the Em-
pire-Tribune, Ml's. Walter J. Fos-
ter who now makes her home at j .Methodist Church, Tuesday even-
Rt, 2 Quitman, Ark., wishes to be j ing, Jan. 12 at 6:30. There will be
remembered to friends she knew | a covered dish supper served. All
in the Stephetiville region when i members are urged to attend,
she was growing up. Many will j -———
recall her as the former Miss | MrsJHarden Vaughn is a patient
Martha Jane Syer. She lived in i in the Dublin hospital.
this country for 12 years and ell- ; -
joys reading about her old home ! Mr. and Mrs. Carl Goodwin were
and friend't she knew here in her j in San Angelo Wednesday, where
early childhood. | Mrs. Goodwin underwent routine
; check-up for a previous illness.
Mrs. R. J. Tackett who lives on ; —--
lit. -1 Dublin braved the weather ! Oak Dale Methodist WVCS Meets
Wednesday for a visit to Stephen- i Five members were present
villc for shopping purposes and Monday afternoon when the Oak
other items of business. People in • Dale Methodist Woman’s Society
Mr. and Mrs. Boh Palmer, Butch / also speak on foreign missions, in the construction of a new build
and Sherry of Dallas, Mr. and j The next ehurchwide book of study f ing for the First National Bank
k'lnuuith rn)\it \fil<» Miirlf i w pntiMpft **Vwfipnl Mw«if»rw 1 thnt city. I..ust Ycfll’ All*. jHrun-
non helped the Rose Company
build the new senior high school
is entitled “Medical
Throughout the World”.
Cobb is the former Miss Edarlyn
Palmer who made her home in
Stephenville for a mimlier of
years. Also visiting with the Pal-
mers were Mr. alul Mrs. J. W.
Harper of Gorman.-
The Priscilla Club will meet in
the home of Mrs. Paul Cunyus
Friday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. Members
are reminded of the first meeting
of the new year.
Tarleton Campus Club
The Tarleton Campus Club will
moot for its first meeting of i960,
Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12, in the
Wren Room of the Tarleton State
College dining hall. “Freedom
Through Citizenship" is the topic
of the drama which will be pre-
sented and will depict the way of
becoming a citizen.
Wesleyan Service Guild
There will be a joint meeting of
the Wesleyan Service Guild and
the Woman’s Society of Christian
Service in Fellowship Hall of First
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Johnson
and daughter Becky of Hereford j ~ —
spent the holidays visiting in the Fred Miller, Dublin Progress
home of Mrs. Johnson’s parents, j editor and associate publisher, was
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Adams. While I in Stephenville for several hours
in Stephenville the Johnson family Thursday afternoon on business,
and Mr. and Mrs. Adams spent j Mr. and Mrs. Miller, both capable
the Christmas holiday in Dallas in
the home of Mr. Adams’ sister,
Mrs. Bruce Dillard, and the fol-
lowing Tuesday they were in
Brownwood to visit with Mrs.
Nora Adams and Ella Curry. Mr.
and Mrs. Johnson returned to
Hereford in time to begin their
school duties again, Sir. Johnson
is a teacher in the Hereford public
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ogan of
Amarillo were holiday visitors in
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Ogan and with Mtxb
Grace Ogan. They also visited’ in
Rising Star with Mrs. Qgan’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill John-
son and other relatives.
and experienced newspaper people,
came to Dublin last year from Del !
Rio where they were employed on }
in that city for
Rev. ana Mrs. E. W. Holt had
as guests New Years Day Mrs.
Bursy Sullivan of Dallas and her
daughter Miss Mary Jane Sulli-
van of New YoiHt City. Mrs. Holt
and Mrs. Sullivan were school-
mates and this is the first visit for
the two ladies in 20 years.
that area are greatly encouraged
over prospects of the New 5 ear
because of the deep season rn the j
ground and excellent range condi- j
Holiday guests in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Palmer were
her brother,' 5D. npd Mrs. C. D.
Sporer and Karen, of Odessa and
the Palmer children and grand-
children, Robert B. Palmer of Tex- ;
as Tech College in Lubbock, Mi.
and Mrs. Bitts .Palmer, Helen and
Honey Lee of Fort Worth, Mr. anil
Mrs. J. 1). Palmer of San Antonio.
Jerry Hargrove visited during
Christmas with Charles Carpenter.
Jerry who makes his home in j
Waco, is attending Radio Elec-
tronics School in Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Davi.% of
Huc'kabay were- called to Dallas
Dec. 30 to the bedside of their
granddaughter, Wanda Diane Bail-
ey. Miss Bailey was rushed to Me-
thodist Hospital and placed under
oxygen for a two day and night
period and was on the critical list
for a few days.' She is reported
much improved and is now at home
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
Murry Bailey and brother, David
Lynn, at 624 Saner Ave., Dallas,
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Gifford
took their sons Kenneth, Carroll
and Howard to Fort Worth, Fri-
day, for a visit in the home of
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. hitch. Mr. and Mrs. Gifford
attended the football game in the
Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Mrs. Elton Wallace and four
children have been guests in the
home of her mother Mrs. Etna
Edith Miniard for1 the past several
days. She will return to her home
in Big Spring this weekend after
Mr. Wallace comes for her. The
Wallace family spent Christmas in
the Miniard home.
i Funerak services for Clifford
Victor Holt, 48, were held at Hieo
Friday of last week in the Church
of Christ and "burial at Hieo Ceme-
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yantis and
Bonnie Charles of Fayetteville.
Ark. and Mists Ruby Yantis of*
Roswell, N. M. were guests In the
home of their parents, 'Mr. and
Mrs. J. O. Yantis of Selden Christ-
mas. Mr. Charles Yantis is a pro-
fessor of civil engineering at the
University of Arkansas. ,,
of Christian Service met at the |
church. An interesting lesson was I
taught. It was learned that Rev. j
Carl Reames, a past pastor at the
Morgan Mill Methodist Church and
a former missionary to Africa
would speak of his work in Africa
at the Sunday morning worship . „ , . . . . •
. ,, . , “ ... -L. terv. He was found dead near his
serv.ee at the church, telhng3T > the Johnsville country .. , ,
Vs '“"I™,,00 c y- I Thursday afternoon after being ! tor and her family, Mr. and Mrs.
He* will Im* the Kuest speaker Sun- ■ • , v ~ ^—*
. . . . r l * . . f ^ missing for more than 18 hours,
day night, and films of his African _
mission will be shown. Rev.
Reames is studying in Dallas in
preparation. for a return trip to
Africa. J. G
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Newbanks
from Atlanta, Ga. arrived in Ste-
phenville, Dec. 23 for a holiday
visit in the home of their daugli-
0. A. Grant.
-Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Byrd who
were here during the holidays vis-
ping in the home of his parents,
;. White, a layman, will I M„ atl(1 Mrs. Grover Byrd at Han-
3 DAYS ONLY
DORRIS BEAUTY SALON
To introduce two new operators:
Rebecca Shinn and Ruby Kunkler
CUT and STYLE $1.75
ALL NEW EQUIPMENT .
AIR CONDITIONED HAIR DRYING
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wells were
hosts on Sunday, Dee. 27 to Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Wells and Chris-
_ tine of Odessa, Mr. and Mrs. Ro-
nibal, report that they are happily bert Wells, Kenneth and Larry of
! situated in their home at Cincin-
, nati, Ohio, where they have made
i their home for the past 14 years.
He is engaged in the construction
| business and Mrs. Byrd i=i a beUu-
i ticiaii. She is remembered at Ex-
: ray as the former Miss Atrell
Kerr. Her mother, Mrs. D. R. Kerr,
} now lives in Fort Worth. The
Byrds own property in the Exray
country and will hold it for what'
they believe is certain oil develop-
ment in the future.
J. I,. Brannon, who has been
prominently identified With the
building business in all this sec-
tion of Texas for the past several
years has just completed the con-
struction of a new clinic at Min-
eral Wells. He now goes to Brown-
wood where he will lie associated
with Rose Construction Company
Arlington, Mr. and Mrs. John
Thompson and Gary of Odessa,
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Whisenant
of Lingleville, Mrs. Mattie Roberts
of Stephenville, Mrs. Earl Fair of
Amarillo, Mrs. Terral Fair of Co-
manche. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Fer-
guson and Flossie of Stephenville
and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dunson
and Rex Templeton. One son, Jim-
my Wells and his wife who make
their home in Comdoca Rivadavic,
Argentina where he is employed
with Loffland Brothers, was un-
able to attend.
TEXAS BROWN SWISS *
On the Occasion of Their Two Big Shows and Sales
HEREFORD SHOW AND SALE, MONDAY, JAN. 11
BROWN SWISS MEETING FRIDAY
CITY PARK, Stephenville
The Stephenville State Bank
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lane Winn
of Dallas have announced the ar-
rival of a son, Don Parker, in St.
Paul hospital in Dallas. The
young man was bom Dec. 18, and
weighed seven pounds and three
ounces. His paternal grandmother,
Mrs. Zea Ola Winn of Stepheaville
visited in Dallas Friday, Saturday
and Sunday of last week with the
new arrival and his parents, and
one older sister, age 6. She also
spent time in the home of another
son and his family, Mr. and Mrs.
Visitors in the home of Mr. anl
Mrs. W. C. Butler during the holi-
days were Mr. Butler’s sister, Mrs.
Roy Jarrott and husband of Wich-
ita Falls and the Butler’s son,
W. C. Butler and family of Hous-
ton. Mr. Butler holds an execu-
tive position with the A. O. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkins who
now make their home in Fort
Worth where he is engaged in the
refrigeration business spent Sat-
urday here on business and renew-
ing acquaintance with former
neighbors and friends. They made
their home here for several years
before moving last’year. Mr. Wil-
kins is a former president of the
Rotary Club and was active in
other civic and church affairs.
Rev. and Mrs. I,eonard Garrett
and family of Crystal City were
here the past week visiting in the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Tarver Garrett. Rev. Garrett is
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dyson
Have Golden Anniversary
A family gathering and belated ardson is the former Miss Irene
Christmas celebration feted the
Golden Wedding Anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dyson in their
home on Jan. 1.
■ Decorations or the home were
in gold following the tradition of
the 50th wedding anniversary, and
the Christmas dinner was served
Auffet to the four Dyson children
and their families, and the honored
Attending were Mr. and Mrs. J.
D. Richardson and daughter,
Sandra, of Stephenville. Mrs. Rich-
HAPPY THREE—Picture shows Jesse with the King and Queen
of his Booster-Bands for the year of Our Lord 1960. The King is
his Royal Majesty, little six-year-old William Tom, of the house
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tyson of De Leon. The Queen is her Royal"
Highness, little four-year-old Miss Connie Gail, of the house of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Tyson of De Leon. The two were chosen because
they qualified so well. They each were presented the beautiful
prize, a lovely genuine Holman lifetime Bible. Each one’s name
was stamped in gold on its prize. “Wonderful Boosters, and sweet
little friends,” Jesse says.
We are so happy, so happy are we!
William and Connie and Jesse make three.
William is a King and Connie is a Queen,
Most wonderful sight that ever was seen!
Grand is the beautiful prize that we hold,
God’s Holy Word, more precioua than gold
We’re standing together at the New Year’s dawn,
So thankful for the blessings of the year that is gone.
Looking to the future so hopeful are we,
William and Connie and Jesse make three.
County Agent Richard Gary and
Joel Hillen, farm management
agent working on dairy records
for the Extension Service, worked
Monday and Tuesday transferring
records of some Erath County
Dairy Hejd Improvement Assn,
herds to the new electronic com-
puter at Texas A A M College.
Gary and Hfllin transferred the
records of 217 cows to the new
computer. The records are of cows
belonging to Gene Gilbreath, W.
D. Jumey, A. S. Traweok & Sons,
and Fulcher & Terrell.
The two agriculturists will
transfer the records of more herds
next week. Guy Hall, supervisor
of the county association worked
with Gary and Hillln in transfer-
ring the records.
hiana”, Mrs. Floyd Powell spoke
on “The Land of the Navajos”. nh
Mrs. Marton closed the meetifig” wil
with a prayer.
Dyson. Mr. and Mrs. George
Shabay. mute and Paul of Gra-
ham, where Mr. Shabay is man-
ager ol a department store, were
present. Mrs. Shabay is formerly
Miss Geraldine Dyson. Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Dyson, Linda Sue and
Tinnhy of Richardson, attended.
Mr. Dyson is employed with the
Collins Radio Co. Mr. and Mrs
Harold Clark, Todd, Blait, and
Craig of Little Rock, Ark. were
guests. Mrs. Ctark is the former
Miss Doris Ruth Dyson and Mr.
Clark is advertising manager for
the Mathieson Chemical Company.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dyson have
made their home in Stephenville
since 1951. They moved to Steph-
enville from Desdemona. Mrs.
Dyson was the former Miss
Louvenia Rippetoe and was mar-
ried to Tilmon Dyson on Jan. 2,
1909 at Highland. Following their
marriage they lived in Desdemona
until they became citizens of Ste-
Mrs. Herman Hunt returned from
Dallas this week where she spent
the Christmas Holidays with her
daughter, Mrs. W. R. Green and
family. Mrs. HuntY granddaugh-
ter, Mrs. . L. Mann and family
of Clarksville, Tenn. also were
guest in the Green home.
one of the prominent young minis-
ters in the Methodist Church and
is now pastor of the first church at
• John R. Penn, well known Fort
Worth oil man and owner of one
of the finest ranch properties in
Erath County southeast of Steph-
enville, was named a director of
the Texas & Pacific Coal & Oil
Company at a meeting of the of-
fical board last week. His father,
the late J. Roby Penn, was presi-
dent of the company for many
years and guided it thru one of the
most strenuous periods of
nomic distress the country eVer
knew—the depression years of the
thirties. Young Mr. Penn is welh
known in Stephenville where he ‘*poke on “Pakistan’s United Chris-
makes frequent business visits.
A news release In the De Leon
Free Press this week gave build-
ing figures in that city for tha
current year that are extremely
high. Total amount involved is al-
most one million dollars, includ-
ing $380,000 for new homes. A
$180,000 hospital and clinic was
another big item in the De Leon
building program. ,
Dick Ayres, manager of the Bal-
linger store of Higginbotham Bros.
& Company, was named a member
of the board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce in that city
last week. He is the son of Young
Ayres, manager of the Stephen-
ville store of Higginbothams.
Francis Perry, former Dublin
newspaper publisher but now own-
er of the paper in Ballinger also
was named a member of the board.
Visitors in Stephenville this
weekend from Hamilton report
business conditions in that town
sound. Building of 26 new homes
has been reported. Water, gas and
telephone connections have in-
creased about 30. A feature story
about the stability of Hamilton
was carried in the Herald-News
of that city in its Friday edition.
ITS A GIRL!
The first baby of the new
year for Erath County was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Thomp-
son of Tolar in the Stephenville
Hospital at 11:35 a.m. Friday.
The girl is Mr. and Mrs. Thomp-
son’s second child, but first
Dr. Bruce Terrill was the
obstetrician and Miss Betty Mc-
Cleery was the Attending nurse.
$3,500.00 UP TO FIVE YEARS TO PAY
Now is the time to repair and modernize your property, for bet-
ter living, added value. If you need money to repair or modernize
your home, build a new garage, carport, poultry house, dairy barn,
we can get you a loan up to $3,500.00 and you pay it out in live
years in easy monthly payments.
Yon pay nothing down and we will pay for all labor and ma-
terial, you may get your own carpenter or we will get one for you.
We will make free estimates of all the materia] and will arrange
for the loan for you.
Come to see us about this low cost plan. In most cases wc can
get the loan approved while yon are in our office.
Clay Building Material
The Women’s Society of Chris-
tian Service of First Methodist
Church met in a general meeting
at the church Monday, Jan. 4,
1960. The president, Mrs. Hal
Mrs. E. M. Stone offered the
opening prayer before the trans-
action of business.
Mrs. W. R. Morton, program
der, gave an Epiphany prayer to
open the program. Responsive
reading on Epiphany followed.
Mrs. Russell W. Peterson
A business and organizational
meeting of the Indian Creek Cept-
etery Association will be held at
7:30 p.ni., Wednesday, Jan. 13, in
the Community Room of The Ste-
enville State Bank. All persons
with an interest in the temetery
are urged to attend the meeting.
REDUCE-while you RELAX
Thi* dIm of effortless exercise and
Calorie reduction lets you lose pounds—
sod inches—while you relax oo'tbe
"Magic Couch," the famous Posture-Rest.
tian Hospital”, Mrs. O. W. Pier-
son spoke on “Zellare and Lud-
For further information call
Cormle Bagley, Phone 92.115, Comanche
Geraldine Singleton, Phone No. 1, De Leon, Texas.
TEXAS DROWN SWISS
CATTLE DREEDERS ASS’N.
ON PLANS FOR YOUR BIG SALE
'■ OF FINE LIVESTOCK
HEREFORD SALE MONDAY
BROWN SWISS SALE SATURDAY
Members of the Association Are Doing a Great Work
Toward the Development of More and Finer
Cattle in Erath County.
Our Congratulations to You on This Fine Job
Erath County Electric Co-op
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