Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, November 20, 1964 Page: 1 of 18
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STEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS, 76401 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1964
Tarleton Activities Start Thursday
B|illy Caiman, a
By BUD HIGG8
roe, has been elected to reign
over Homecoming activities this
weak. Hilly was elected Home-
coming Queen in a campus wide
election on Wednesday, Novem-
Active in all phases of campus
life, Milly is a member ef the
Owls Social Club and is secretary
of the Student Council.
Members of tea Homecoming
court include Ann Aakey, a senior
English major from San Saba;
Kay Pilcher, a sophomore Eng-
lish major from Stophenville;
Jann Pilcher, sophomore home
economies major from Stephen
Tills; and Mieki Roberson, a
sophomore physical education-lib-
eral arts major from Carlton.
Football fover is at an all time
Ugh in tbs city. Friday the Sto-
phenville High Yellow Jackets
wil journey to Weatherford for
tbs last game of the season and
the winner will represent the dis-
trict in the playoffs.
Pre-game ticket sales indicate
that all the city will be backing
our beloved Jackets in this cru-
Over in Dublin the same
thing is true, the Lioae coach-
ed by Johnny Gragg had an
aadefsated season (16-6) sad
will piny Fredericksburg Sat-
urday night la Brady for bi-
Football is also in the air on
the Tarleton campus as the stu-
dent body is preparing for the
annual homecoming game against
Southwestern Oklahoma State.
The 1M4 championship club
will be honored at halftime. Tbs
club will also be honored Satur-
day morning with a dinner.
Hundreds of former Tarleton
studmts will be back on the cam-
pas this weekend for the down-
town parade Saturday, the gams
Saturday afternoon and the
G. D. Everett Jr. of Huckabay
reported this morning that gauges
have shown seven inches in that
area. Everett also said that the
north prong of the Bosque was
out of its banks early today and
that the bridge south of Hucka-
bay was impassable.
More than three inches had
bean recorded in Stophenville at
11 am. today, with leaden clouds
promising more before the stalled
front moves south.
Lute Tuesday afternoon the
Bosque was spilling over Into tow
area on the East edge of towa,
and the two branches North of
town ware bank fulL
. A report from the Morgan Mill
Poet Office this mornti* totaled
6.2 inches and some rural roads
are out in that area. The Pahmy
was out of banks Tuesday net!
Arm peanut farmers aren’t
smiling about the heavy rains, SB
most of them are in the middle
County Agent Richard Gary
mid that peanuts which have been
dug and are on the ground may
Sprout unless pretty weather re-
turns in a hurry. And those still
in the ground may suffer similar
damage. Most of the area peanut
crop is late in the first place be-
cause of rains which didn’t come
Joe Derrick, Highway Depart-
ment maintenance foreman, said
late this morning that rtaqiaga
has been negligible to bridges on
toe main highways, with erosion
and drifts posing the mein pro-
blems. Derrick noted that water
was across highway 219 bet earn
Huckabay and Lingieville both
this morning and yesterday. Ha
alao reported that the Bosque was
still rising near noon today.
Other area rain totals are:
Lingleville, 3-00; Pair Nursery,
2-00 Alexander one inch and
firesu Creek, 1.80.
Perry Johnson •
At New Bethel
Funeral services were held Sun-
day afternoon in the New Bethel
Methodist Church for Perry Cole-
man Johnson. Mr. Johnson died
there last Wednesday after a long
Bom Jans 18, 1899 in Fort
Worth, he was the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. George Johneon. He
had lived in Fort Worth all of Us
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Msggis Johnson; five sons,
Parry Jr., Charles and George all
-------------of Fort Worth, Lewieuce of Los
Charles Kitchens, high school Angeles, OlBe of Waco; one daugb-
councilor, announced 316 sddi- ter Mrs. Virginia Haley of Fort
tional reserve seat tickets had Worth, 27 grandchildren, 10 great-
been received for the game. The i grandchildren,
tickets are available at Jake A Interment was at Mount Olivet
Dorothy’s Cafe, Service Drug, Cemetery under the direction of
Slaughter Drug and the high Trewitt-$eed Funeral Home.
So an in an H will be a big
weekend for Stephenville and
Tarleton. Let’s make our visitors
outcome. Greet them with a
day on bis 96th birthday. The
Prtfeaeor still has the same
youthful enthusiasm tor. pro-
gressive ideas he has always had.
Members of his family and many
former students at both tbs
Huckabay Academy and Tarleton
wore on hand to wish Mr. Hals
many happy returns.
Will Have New
J. A. Walsworth, Erath Coun-
ty tax-assessor collector, said
the county would have new li-
cense plate designation for next
1 was added to the
United Fund Drive
Tbs City Council iu special
seeslea this week with Homer
Huater sad Associates regard-
lag the development of the new
water wed field south of towa
were elated wver the teat of
two wells. The conaell has ap-
proved additional tests aad
Mayer Cask sad the council
believe the arw walls will he
to service (tor the summer see-
Visit In Dallss
ter st I p.m. on
continue until 5
the above days.
Many employees in the city ere Mr. and Mrs. f. L. Miller spent
providing means tor their work-' last weekend in Dallss with their
en to give on a weekly or monthly daughter and family Mr. and Mrs.
payments through payroll deduc- , Bill Maloney and daughters Linds
Uona. v • and Ann.
Passenger Cars will be as fol-
DHV 650 to 999.
DHW 10 to 999.
DHX 10 to 999.
DHY 10 to 999.
DHZ lo to 999.
DJB 10 to 999.
DJC 10 to 990.
DJD 10 to 999.
Truck plant numbers will be:
IX 4560 to IX 6224.
Farm Trucks will be:
8K 2900 to 8K 4849.
Local Citizens Hear
The United Fund Drive neared
the three-quarters mark this
weak. Chairman Tslefus Cawyer
still urged all employer* who
tom not told thsir employees
they can participate in the drive
to do so. Many local firms have
provided a payroll deduction
plan where employees can pledge
a weekly or monthly payment.
The United Fund board hag ask-
ed a dollar a month per em-
Chamber of Commence
Selling: Tarleton State
Stephenville merchant’s can
take part in welcoming Tarleton
exes to Homecoming this week by
buying signs from the Chamber
Chamber manager Seth Moore
Jr. said Monday that the signs,
which read “Welcome Tarleton
Exee,” are bn sale at the C- of C
sffice tor 50 cents.
All correspondents, club sec-
retaries aad reporters, the Em-
pire-Tribune will be printed one
day early next week for Thanks-
giving. All copy Is requested to
be in the office Monday for
clubs, and community columns.
Advertisers are also requested
to have their copy in the office
no later than Tuesday neon.
Your cooperation will be ap-
Fred McCIeskey, president of the North Bosque Water Im-
provement District, traced the development and growth of the
organization and its plans to build 28 dams on the Booqwc
above and below Stephenville Tuesday night to the Kiwaato
--—- McCleakey said the distrie
mm HE H comprises parts of Erath Hamil
lopmeat Program for several
years. Highland won third in state
competition last year and tied for
first two years ago.
Following s question and an-
swer discussion period, Wright
told the group that if they were i
interested in organising the com-.
munity project he would give all
the help the community needed in j
carrying out the program.
Local and area persons attend-
ing were: Gene Wright, Fred Mc-
CIeskey, David Hugon and L. S.
Chandler, Stephenville; Roy Fal-
len, Lee Cantrell and Mrs. P. G.
Rhodes, Bluff Dale; Mr. and Mrs.
H. C. Arendt, Three Way; Mr. and
Mr*. Bob Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Bra nr
Pipes, Huckabay; Chester Martin
and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith,
give a dollar a month tor the drive. Texas.
szz ssjsw *■ sravarsis
The drive is broken down as fol- and Stephenville
Iowa: of each dollar collected 36 John Hendricks, division farm
cento tor benevolent care of the service supervisor from Waxahac-
aeedy. 86 cents youth training; 8 hie, showed films and detailed the
results from communities that are
participating' in the program.
Billy Keith and Wayne Thiebaud
from the Highland Community
gave their opinion and pointed out
the results of the project in their
Lions Hear Program
Turleton’s Cardinal Room was
the setting Sunday afternoon dor
more than 400 guests who called
between 2 and 5 to say ‘happy
birthday’ to Dr. C. H. Hale.
Dr. Hale, founder of Huckabay
Academy and professor emeritus
of Tarleton State College, moved
to Erath County with his parents,
the late Mr. and Mrs. James Tho-
mas Hale, In 1866 from Bell Coun-
ty, Texas. The family had followed
the wagon trails to Bell County
from Corinth, Arkansas in 1883.
The pioneer educator's former
students presented him a gift of
clothing, a suit, shoes, hat and top-
coat during tha birthday event.
Assisting in the arrangements
ware: Mrs. Putay Murray George,
Mrs. Clark Murray, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Stephens, Mr. dhd Mrs.
Clark Colwiek, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Arthur, Mr.: and Mrs. Clarence
Lsatberwood, Mrs. Mary Winn
Giddy and May Jones.
Brief tributes to Dr. Hale were
read by Mr. U. O. Watson and Mr.
. Huckabay Academy, still the
shining gleam in Dr. Haleb eyes,
was founded in 1902 and dosed
in 1914. It haa been said that
students of the Academy did not
lost a contest hi fine arts, baas
ball, basketball, elocution or de-
On Scout Jamboree
The Stephenville Lions Club a group of local scouts who made
took a trip to the 1964 Boy Scout | tha Jamboree journey. The trip
Jamboree at Valley Forge, Pa. I included stops at Kansas City,
Nov. 13 via movie slides. j Chicago, Washington D. C. and
Ross Wolfe end Jerry Jackson, Nev* York City.
Stephenville boy scouts from | The slides showed scenes from
troop 39 (sponsored by the' the World’s Fair where the young-
Lions), related their summer trip store spent a day and historic
to the group and expressed grati-1 landmarks in Philadelphia and
tude to the local club for the sup- i Washington D. C. Young Wolfe
port which they have received noted that he believed the trip to
which has. made it possible tor the. late President John F-. Kan-
thrm to carry on an A-l scout pro- nedy’s grave was one of the moat
gram in Stephenville. omembe ruble of all the many
Jackaon told the Lions that in sights,
his mind the World Jamboree was, Jackson has been in tha Meal
“more educational than a course scouting program tor four year*
in geography.” Scouts from pnsa and only recently joined the Ex-
linn* mil AVnr tko wnrlfl BM VhVA." nlfrrM* rStlk.A H P 1R Rlt
The Dally Empire Carrier
Salesmen and Circulation Man-
ager Art Anderson attended
the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia
Eagles football game today in
Carriers who made the trip
are John Krlbbe, Bill Tomlinson,
Paul Porter, Rusty Chandler,
Lynn Riley and Larry Moore.
Gordon McCullough, sports
editor, also atended the game
with the carriers.
This marks the fourth year
the carriers have been guest of
the Cowboys organization at one
of their home games.
Members of Dr. Hale's immedi-
ate family who attended were: Mr.
and Mrs. J. K. Davidson and Mr.
and Mrs. Jimmy Hal* Davidson
and family, Nashville. Arkansas;
Mr. and Mrs. Delton R. Hale, Fed
Worth; Mrs. Carl R. Hale. Mer-
cedes; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Her-
bert Hale, Fort Worth; Mr. aad
Mr*. Geo. F. Simmons, Amarillo
and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Loftin,
Austin. All of Dr. Hulk’s sisters
and one brother ai-e deceased. They
are: Mrs. Thomas P. Everett, Wea-
therford; Mrs. Fannie (Joe) Car-
ter, Fort Worth; Mrs. Geo. Alli-
son. Fort Worth and William
Parker Hale, Granbury. His bro-
ther-in-law, T. P. Everest. Wea-
therford, attended the celebration
Ed Hampton A Son’s stock barn
Uuiwad early Thursday morning
with the loss of 7,666 bales of al-
falfa bay aad two bones.
The Stephenville Fire Depart-
ment got the can at 1 JO Thursday
areraing. Firemen were able to
iisww one horse and dl the cattle
which were in the sheet metal type
bare. Firemen also saved a tractor
which was in the barn.
The firemen used one booster
truck an the fire run. Fire Mar-
shall said he believed the fir*
might have beau started by Ught-
Erath County sheriffs depart-
ment was investigating a burg-
lary at the Warnock Hardware
Store, Bluff Dale, this morning.
The owner of the store was un-
able to estimate the value of mer-
chandise taken when querjed this
morning. Ammunition, Knives,
small appliances and other hard-
ware items were taken. It Is un-
derstood that the Intruder broke
a door gluts sometime daring the
night to gsfn entrance to War-
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