Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, October 30, 1964 Page: 1 of 16
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STEPHENVILLE. ERATH COUNTY, TEXA8, 7«40l FRIDAY, OCTOBER SO, 1964
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UF Planning For
By CLAUDE BRYANT
Everything is being made ready
for starting the United Fund cam-
paign in the reeidence district of
Btephenrilla next week Nov. 2 to
Although moot of the reeidence
work is organised by Mrs. George
Brown, residence chairman, still
she would appreciate volunteers
sailing in to take certain un-as-
General Campaign Chairman,
Tetafns Cawyer, is trying to com-
plate subscriptions from employees
fids week. A fair share for an em-
ployee is usually considered one
day's pay. Where it is agreeable
With the employer, this can be
paid to the Company on install-
ments end the employer will make
payment to United Fund. If the
gmyloyee so desires, on# may pay
ta the Chamber of Commerce by
the month on deferred payments.
Of course the lump sum payment
ta United Fund is fine (end the
easiest way) but Cawyer is try-
ing to stake the collections pay-
able in the most convenient way.
A goad start has been made in
Addraas by Senator Yarborough
Friday, Oet. 28, Sulphur Springs
Court House Square Rally:
- *My opponent says that he is
H8W lor Barry GoMwaUr. That
Johnson and the Democratic Party
stages for. My opponent opposes
tbs' Test Ban Treaty, the Demo-
cratic farm program the Presi-
dent's Anti-Poverty program and
tfte G. I. BIB.
"You cannot be for Lyndon
Johnson and for George Bush at
tbs same time, because my oppon-
ent sapports Barry and the Birch -
are, with their violent attacks of
every kind on Lyndon Johnson.
"My opponent cannot say in one
breath that he is ot opposed to
Lyndon Johnson, and in the next
try to slander Johnson into defeat
“I am for Lyndon Johnson, John
Connally and the straight Demo-
cratic ticket ad the Democratic
v ■ program and my opponent opposes
all of that Ha eaonat be for Berry
Gold water and Lyndon Johnson at
the same time, as he is now try-
ing te do. He can't be a hyphenat-
ed Goldwater-Johnaon-John Birch
man. He has convicted himself of
Of Tax Cuts
It Due Soon
The second digs of th» 1964
tax cut which will became rffect-
ive January 1,1966, should end
the underwithholding problem for
many taxpayers it was pointed
out today by Virgil W. Newman,
Administrative Officer of the
Brownwood office of Internal Re-
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Personal income tax rates will
range from 14 to 70 per cent for
Some taxpayers will be under-
withheld on 1*64 tax payment*
because the lower withholding
rate went into effect earlier than
tha final tax rate reduction. Mr.
Virgil W. Newman said that for
many lower Income taxpayers this
gnderwithholding problem should
be eliminated in 1966.
Withholding on wages and sal-
aries is designed to put the major-
ity of taxpayers on s “pay-as-you-
go" tax basis. For middle and up-
ments of estimated tax, are gen-
erally necessary to kep them on a
current tax basis.
1 Smoke Scare Takes
.firemen to Evans Co.
A smoke scars at Tha Evans Co.
gut a general alarm from the 8to-
pMstvllle Fire Department Tues-
Negligible damage wae report-
ed from the smoke which was re-
ported at 7:36.
Am of today, local firemen have
answered nine calls in October,
well below the November total.
the Advance Gifts end Small Busi-
ness collections, also out-of-town
contributors, and collections are
coming in al along. Certain con-
tributors often need a reminder
and, in this case, a follow-up let-
ter may be necessary.
It is not too big a job to raise
the budget of $12,844.00 if we can
just "get going”. About $5,000.00
has been subscribed and hardly any
of the committees have completed
Cawyer hopes to complete the
campaign as soon as possible.
If the number of absentee bal-
lots cast ere any indication of the
sixe of the vote, Erath County
citisens wil turn out in record
number Nov3 for the general el-
The County Clerk’s office re-
ported 226 absentee votes east or
applications received as of noon
Saturday. The voting opened Oct.
14 end win close Oct 80. The
clerk's office wilL accept mail re-
quests for ballots Oct. 80.
The total recorded Saturday is
almost equal to the total number
cast in the 1980 general election.
Available Nov. 6
The Parks and WUdlifs Depart
Bscai wOliiius m anti writes and/
Or doe deer hunting permits for
Eiuth County on Nov. 8 at the
County Courthouse. These per-
mits will be issued for designated
areas of the county and only to
bone fide landowners or their
agents only after ownerssr agents
have applied in writing for the
exact numbar of permits to be
used. Said owners or agents shall
then issue permits to individual
hunters before the hunter begins
It shall be unlawful for any per-
son to possess an antlerless deer
unless such person hall have in
his possession an antlorleaa and/or
dos deer hunting permit on which
appear the data of kill, the hunt-
er’s name and the signature of the
owner ar agent on whose tract the
deer was killed.
Owners or agents receiving ant-
lerlees and/or doe deer hunting
permits shall return the. fully com-
pleted stubs from used permits
and all unused permits and stubs
to the issuing offieer not later
than January 10 of the year fol-
lowing date of issuance.
It shall be unlawful for any
person to possess the carcass of
any deer which doee not have at-
The Empire-Tribune has previously endorsed the entire Demo-
cratic Ticket from Justice of the Peace to the President. This is a
restatement of that endorsement.
Since the Empire was established in 1870 and then merged with
the Tribune in 1980 the present management and its predecessors
have backed the Democratic Party.
Wa do so proudly again because we honestly believe it is beat for
. the nation, tha state of Texas and Erath County.
The Democratic Party baa always had an attentive ear to the
needs of the people. We believe that it has created an atmosphere
where people can help themselves. One doesn’t have to go far from
the public square in Stophenville or in the country side to see some
of the fruits of what an enlightened administration can do to help
people help themselves.
During the depression of the 1930s Erath County received many
public works projects and aid to farmers, and were glad to get
them. The City Rec Hall, Central Ward school are two examples.
Moat of the roads leading from Stophenville were paved with fed-
eral money. This doesn’t mean that Erath County was given any-
thing, bat that it was able to secure these, things in a time of gnat
Could there have been a great dairy industry without the Elec-
tric Coop system? We doubt it. Here is another case where local
citisens, joining together with loans from the REA. have built hun-
dreds of miles of power lines which helped transform the great
agricultural industry in the county. With roads and power the city
dweller also benefited from sales of additional goods and services.
We believe that the leadership of Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H.
Humphrey, Senator Ralph W. Yarborough, Congressman Omar
Burleson and Governor John B. Connally is a vital, prudent, pro-
gressive force which should remain in office.
Seen In Erath
With a heavy absentee vote
Erath County citisens are expect-
ad to g« to the polls Tuesday in
record numbers for the general
election and help select a Preei
tached thereto * tag Issued to such dividual*.
The Tri-County Medical
last week urged the adoption
Amendment No 3 which will bo
voted on in the November 8 Gen-
" The meeting was held at the
Tejas Country Club the Society
President, Dr. John Little of Gran-
bury explained the amendmen tto
Dr. Little said, "It is the feeling
of the 8ociety that this amendment
is paritcularly pertinent to our
area in view of the large number
of retired and semi-retired indivi-
duals residing in North Central
Texas. They win have an oppor-
tunity on Nov. 8 to veto oa com-
pletion of aa outstanding program
of hospital and medics! care for
the aged who truly need and want
help, but who do not now qualify
for Old-Age Assistance."
He also said the amendment
would permit the state legislature
to broaden the now existing Kerr-
Mills program by providing health
care for the benefit of these in-
person on his valid huating license
unless the carcass has been final-
ly processed. It shall be unlawful
to attach the bonus deer tag from
a valid hunting license to a deer
other than an antlerless and/or doe
Dr. LJttle told the history of
Kerr-Mills program in Texas and
of the insurance program now in
effect for the elderly.
Dr. .Little urged all citisens in
the area to back Amendment No.
Anglin Leader of
Walter G. Anglin, Jr. Hamilton,
has been named a crew lead-
er for the 1964 Centos of Agri-
culture Perey R. Millard, director
of the regional office of the U. 8.
Bureau of the Census at Dallas,
announced today. The new crew
leader is one of about 1325 par-
sons throughout the U. 8. to re-
ceive this appointment.
The new crew leader will super-
vise a team of census enumerators
who will visit all farms and ran-
ch! In Erath County to collect
official census questionnaires from
farm operators. Enumeration of all
fpr«s in the county will take
place in November and surly De-
The census wil Ibe taken to Oa
following way: Shortly altar No-
vember 6, tha Bureau of the Cen-
sus. an agency of the U. 8. De-
partment of Commerce, will mail
census questionnaires to all rural
boxholdora. Those required to fill
out the forms should do to and
hold the questionnaires until a cen-
sus enumerator cornea to collect
them. At that time, the enumera-
or will help answer any questions
that may have proved trouble-
The crew leader is a key person
in conducting a Census of Agri-
culture. He recruits and trains the
enumerators, schedules their work,
reviews the accuracy of completed
The Census rf Agriculture it
taken every five years in years
ending in "4" and “9” to gather
information on the nation's agri-
cultural resources and production.
Such information is vital in mak-
ing decisions affecting many seg-
ments of the U. 8. economy. Data
gathered include the number and
site of forms acreage and harvest
of crops, livestock inventories, and
information on farm equipment
and improvements and income and
some wodneiton expenditures.
The womation will be publish-
ed starting in 1888 for counties,
State*, and tha nation.
dent, vice president, U. 8. Senator,
congressmen and ail tha state and
Polling placet in the county will
open at 8 a.m. Tuesday and dose
at 730 px».
Stophenville Polling places are
Box 32, Stophenville High School
firm; Box 1. Stephenvfll# Roc Hall
Box 27, American Legion Fuat.
Dublin Voters will vote at tha
Dublin City Hall.
Bunyan at the community cen-
ter, Highland community center,
Victor, Baptist Church; Hucka-
bay, Community Center; Thorber,
General Store Building; Bluff
Dale, Bluff Dale Schools; Morgan
Mill, Community Center; B!
dairette, Community Center;
exander aext to post office;'
Johnsville, Three Way School;
Selden, Community Center; Ex-
ray, Hannibal Store.
Complete box by box return will
be published in next weeks Em-
Halloween will receive special
treatment ta Stephenville this
weekend with the annual Jaycee
Carnival providing the entertain-
The annual affair starts Friday
night at the City Park and con-
tinues Saturday night. Local Par-
ent • Teachers Associations will
participate with the Jayceea at
The family-type entertainment
include# booths and games of
every description. Included in the
booths will be the Panda throw,
milk bottle throw, penny pitch,
food booths (PTA projects), duck
ponds, bingo, fishing well, hoopla
board and dart boards.
Saturday, as a special feature
for youngsters who want a scary
face for Halloween, a house where
they can paint their faces will be
In addition to the paint bouse,
the Jsyeeee will have a spook
parade where youngsters will be
divided into age groups and prixea
awarded for the most original,
funniest and scariest costumes
A "spook bouse” will be an add-
ed attraction Saturday night and
it is designed to scare the bravest
"toughie" in town.
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Comparative figures of the
1962-63 and 1968 64 fiscal years
indicate that very little msssue
was lost when parking meter
fines were dropped from $1 to 26
In 1962-63, parking fines added
$837230 to StephenviUe city as
fer% and to tha fiscal year andh
September 30, the same fines
totaled $8418.7$ — a drop of
Fkrktag meters brought in $20,-
262.05 compared to $19,68431 in
the previous year, while corpora-
tion court fines amounted to $9,-
329.26 compered to $838930 in
An increase of $1361.64 was re-
corded. Total collections were
$82,708.06, compared to $31,646.-
r. and Mrs. Billy Bledsoe and
children of Irving and Mr.
Mrs. David Warn bole of Fort
orth visited their parents, Mr.
Mrs. Bill Martin. Mr. and Mrs.
aas slap visited his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bledsoe.
ZONTA AWARD — Mias Lucy King (left) is holding a trophy
awarded her for outstanding community service at the District X
conference of Zonta International at Lougview last weekend. Mrs.
Mhry As Meere (right) holds a cartiffcfto .giveB to thaJMephen-
ville Zonta Club for first place in their safety program and a Third
place ribbon for the Zonta bulletin “Zestful 2ontian" published
monthly by the Stophenville dub. (AUT1S McMAHAN PHOTO)
Stephenville Zonta Club
Wins District Honors
A reorganisation of administra-
tive duties rt Tarleton State Col-
lege effective November 1, waa
announced last Saturday by Pres-
ident E. J. Howell.
Dr. Stuart Chilton has boon nam-
ed dean of student personnel ser-
vices. He has been a member of
the staff at Tarleton State since
1954, and has held the positions
of registrar and dean of students
John Whiting, director of public
Information, will take over as act-
ing registrar. He has held the in-
formation office post and that
of assistant professor of journal-
ism since February.
President Howell said the chan-
ges were being made, "to distri-
bute the administrative work load
and better serve the needs of Tar-
Enrollment at Tarleton State
was up more than 10 per cent this
semester over the comparable date
a year ago.
Dr. Chilton joined the staff 10
years ago as director of public
information after receiving his
Master of Arts degree, from Har-
din-Simmons University. While
working on that degree he worked
full time ae a reporter on the Abi-
^flcne Reporter News.
In 1960 he tock a year’s leave
of absence to begin doctoral stud-
ies at North Texas State Univer-
sity. He was awarded his Doctor
of Education degree in May.
A native of Marlin, Dr. Chilton
received bis Bachelor of Arts de-
gree from Baylor University. He
has worked as aj member of the
display advertising department ot
the Texarkana Gksette and Dally
Newa, and taught at Falfnniaa
The - 17th annual conference of
District X of Zonta International
composed of 26 clubs from Louisi-
ana. Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma
and New Mexico convened Thurs-
day, Oct. 22, at Longview. Head-
quarters were at the Downtowner
The thfme of the conference
Go, right’ on Working — Grow-
Chamber Committee Seeks
Suggestions on Improvement
Five hundred eight-six dtixens
received letters recently asking
them to take part in the planning
of Stephenvilie’s future growth
The letters were mailed by the
Stephenville Comprehensive Deve-
lopment Committee of which Jack
Arthur is chairman. The notices
reached representative people,
making np a cross-section of Ste-
Each of the 686 persona were
asked to submit ideas and recom-
mendations on what can and
should be done te improve the
community, and each is being ask-
ed to signify if he or she would be
able to assist in carrying out the
city government and your
Chamber of Commerce are co-
sponsoring a program of compre-
hensive community development
Dr Flory Named
Dr. jC. M. Flory of Tarleton
State has ben appointed to the
Legislative Committee of the Tey-
aa Association For Health, Phy-
sical Education and Recreation.
The Legislative Committee
studies and interprets all avail-
able materials pertinent to past
and possible future legislation
hostile to the profession of teach-
ing health, physical education, and
recreation in Texas.
At this time the Committee is
concerned with the enactment of
paw legislation or the repeal ot
old legislative enactments. Dr.
0. J. Aider*on is chairman ot the
J ‘ ■
for Stephenville. — We will work
In an atmosphere that is complete-
ly non-partisan and non-political
and endeavor to study every phase
of our community life which may
require assistance. Yon have been
suggested aa a person whose ad-
rice and counsel will be needed,"
the letter says. “We urgently so-
licit your cooperation and assist-
ance in this effert toward a bet-
The community development pro-
gram was adopted a few weeks
ago as a joint project of the Cham-
ber of Commerce and the City
Council after it had been outlined
by Coy Stanphill, community de-
velopment director of Texas Pow-
er and Light Co.
12-Man Steering Committee
Mayor W. E. Cook and C of C
President C. H. Maguire Jr. ap-
pointed a steering committee of
Arthur, Byron Singleton, vice-
chairman, Seth Moore Jr., secre-
tary, Joe Autry, Wayne Barham,
Rex Cates, Joseph Chandler, J. C.
Helm Jr., C. H. Maguire r., Bob
lopment plan in motion.
The first step in the plan is the
one now being taken, calling upon
686 citisens to submit ideas and
recommendations. When that* art
in, the steering committee will
tabulate them, select those moat
frequently mentioned and sat np a
priority schedule fay undertaking
The second step will be to deve-
lop a plan of action for carrying
out tha Improvements on tha pri-
Meeting WiU Be Called
Before .undertaking tha
step. *11 those being
mit ideas and reoommendations
will be called to n meeting to dis-
cuss results of the survey.
Tha- community development
plan adopted here is similar to
those carried out in a number of
other cities with a high degree of
success. Simply, it calls on inter-
ested citizens to guide the way
to needed improvements and then
to become a part of the “action"
organisation to bring about the
Tha 686 parsons being asked to
participate were selected on the
basis of interest shown and work
done in the past in community im-
Arthur urged that ideas and re-
commendations be returned as
quickly as possible and they should
be listed in hte order considered
the most important. V
ing ’Round Our Worid” was dedi-
cated to Zontal objectives.
Highlight of the three-day con-
ference were the addresses by
Mrs. Ruth Knight, Atlanta, Ga.,
president of Zonta International,
official international representa-
tive to the conference, and Mrs.
Norecn NicoL Dallas internation-
al secretary, a member ot Zonta
Club of Dallas which is included
in District X.
Other highlights of the confer-
ence were reports of accomplish-
ments of clubs of the district. Dis-
trict X has contributed . 88,28870
to Ramallah, girls’ vocational
school in Jordon. Mrs. Zimmerman
recently voted, with other gover-
nors, for seven young women who
were winners of Zenta’s annual
Amelia Earhart scholarship, each
to receive $2600 grants for grad-
uate work in aeronautical sciences.
Several awards were given to
dabs for achievement in intema-
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daveer and Mrs. Ima McCrary of
Stephenville are among tome 460
North Texas 8tat* University stu-
dents serving as student teachers
to Dalto»-Fort Worth-Denton. area
schools during the fall semester.
Mrs. Vandavesr, who is teach-
ing first grade at Central Elemen-
tary School in Lewisville, la the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. S.
Koonsman, 1016 W. Elm.
A senior education Major, Mre.
McCrary is teaching history at
Weatherford Junior High School
In Weatherford. She Is the daugh-
ter of Mrs. Esther F. Meador,
I860 W. Cage.
Hr- Whiting came
from East Taxes State College,
where he was enrolled in graduate
school. He is now completing work
on his master’s thesis.
He hofds a Bachelor at Science
degree from Sam Houston State
Teachers College, and has a varied
background in publications work.
He was an advertising representa-
tive with Magaxine Houston; a re-
porter for the Tyler Courier-Times
Telegraph: a member of the Na-
tional Cotton Council’s public re-
lations staff to Memphis, Tenn.;
and reporter, science writer, and
farm editor of the Marshall Newt
The first general rain of Octo-
ber brought two inches of mois-
ture to Stephenville Sunday night
and Monday morning, with most
of Erath County recording over
two Inches. » v
Pair Nursery west of Stephen-
ville reported 2.60 for the largest
Other county reports were:
Morgan Mill. 1:40, Linglevilk,
2.4C; Hurkabay, 1.60; Alexander
area, 2.00 and Selden, 2.50.
Watershed Dams Will
Reduce Flood Damage
Stephenville Lions Club mem-
bers received a comprehensive
outline of the Upper Bosque Wat-
ershed Project Friday, Oct. 23.
Fred McCleekey and Roy Cunn-
ingham, geologist in charge of
core driling projects on the dams
presented the program.
McCleskey noted that the water-
shed takes in 286,000 acres in
Erath, Hamilton and Bosque coun-
ties and when completed it will
consist of 28 dams. The lakos wil
average $1 acres and cover aa
average drainage area of 861 to
18361 acres. This will allow for
full Irrigation of 2,000 acre*.
Local sponsoring organisations
are the Erath, Hamilton and Boa-
qu# commissioner's courts, Boe-
kua Hamilton-Coryell and Upper
Leon soli conservation districts
and the' north Bosque WC1D.
When the dams are completed
damage from floods as land abacs
S>phenvi!lc should be reduced
83 per cent and damage toStephen-
vflle proper should be reduced to
98 per cent. The 14 take# below
Stephenville will be designed to
handle a 25 year frequency rain
without damage to the flood plane
area and the 14 above Stephenville
The project when completed
will reduce average annual dam-
age from $283,000 to $66,000, or
76 par oaai.
Actual coat of construction will
be $4 million, with a total project
cost of $8 million.
Cunningham’s crew to doing
geologic exploration work on the
seven sites already staked and
detailed. Currssrt plans indicate
that bids for two of the sites trill
asked about March of 1968 end
the first seven dams am due to
be under construction by Julyl,
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