The Stephens County Times (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 20, 1958 Page: 1 of 6
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Home Operated "THE FAMILY PAPER IN liRECKENRIDGE AND S TEPHENS COUNTY"
BRECKENRIDGy, (STEPHENS COUNTY). TEXAS
STEPHENS COUNTY TIMES
GIRL SCOUT FATHER-DAUGHTER
BANQUET IS ATTEND IY 300
—THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1958-
By MRS. JERRY FERREL
(Girl Scout Publicity Chairman)
Over 300 Girl Scouts and Brown-
ie Scouts and their fathers gather-
ed at the American Legion Hail.
Thursday evening Cor their Father-
Daughter Banquet, thus giving
Breckenridge another first for its
The banquet had
i meaning, the occasion being the
46th anniversary of Girl Scouting
I in America, the tirst Father-:
| Daughter affair ever held in Breck-
| enridge, and the date being the
birthday of several of the troops.
I Before being served, all the
j scouts joined in singing their grace,
"Hark to the Chimes" accompani-
ed at the piano by Jo Beth Paine
IN MEMORIAL Here is a picture of a replica of the Memorial Bernice Coles Post
proposes to place on the veterans' plot in the local cemetery in place of the white
. American Legion,
crosses there now.
Dates For Golf Tourney
This Year Set By Club
By EiLL CREAGH
American Sports Writer
Officers and advisory board
rnritibors of I ho Breckenridge Golf)
Club met at the 19th hole m order| it
to arrive at a date for the annual our
Invitational Golf Tournament, Al-
ter several discussions of various
dates. Memorial Day weekend was
chosen, and though details were
not worked out. May 29-30*31 June
I were the date > reserved on the
Texas j^olt ( alciular ier the event.
C'lub I'resulent Bob Elliott re-
signed his post when he moved
Irom Brrekenridne. leaving the
club without a head, a situation
that could not be helped because
01 the lack of club by-laws. Offi-
I.ill su clo.se
I.it ion | , | ;
Illl lit 1 "l.ll! ii:
ei Bill [tin
an;.i .Jim iiumir
■ us > board members
mselves to arrive at
• ■tii ei I.in.: the tour-
to finish the fiscal
president since new
cars, hilt .
I ecu'|J In im
ltd had the loea
ill I i).i
the [late tor instal- j
I'lticcis: .i toutna-i
."■!■ 1 TtH was elect-J
was elected to fill!
ho., s of Paul Smith!
as used the July
w .-'s av
(or the past several
> li ne Country Club
these dates tins year, i
i j. !ub chosen those|
U-n in direct i
Abilene. It was!
mate as.-et to any golf tournament
and ins availability on the May
weekend e a r r i e d considerable
weight to choosing that date.
was also pointed out that
club will be in much better
shape in the early part of the
season than the sun-parched month
of July since we do not have the
benefit of completely watered lair-
Memorial weekend has always
been tiie date that Hanger Country i service
Club uses for their annual outing ! o'clock
but that club told Breckenridge
I ro Bob Cunningham to go ahead
since it was not definite Uiat Han-
ger would have a tournament this
Club Treasurer W. W. Wood said
that the club funds are in good
shape and thought there would be
little trouble meeting club expenses
unless something unforeseen came
I he Goll Club's by-laws were lost
a tew years back and it was voted
let each member present at
meetiii ! draw up what he Con-
sidered desirable by-laws, and that
a committee would combine them
into a working unit for the club.
Officers attending the meeting
were B M. Brown. VV; .-\V. Wood,
ter Walker, Karl Trammell.l
Wins Two Honors
At Texas Tech
Meet; Two Plans
Get Green Light
James G. Allen, chairman ol the
convocation ol Texas Tech, con-
gratulating them that their son,
Hubert X. Alexander will be recog-
nized at. the annual All-College
Heeognition Service this year. The
will I it
Casion on which the
tribute t.o those of its ;
during the preceding
The board of supervisors of the
Lower Clear Fork Soil Conserva-
tion District met with supervisors
of adjoining districts Wednesday
| in Eastland.
j Supervisors of the Bosque, Up-
per Leon. Palo Pinto, and Lower
Clear Fork soil conservation dis-
tricts were present to discuss prob-
lems in soil and water that arc
common in this section of Texas.
The supervisors of the Upper
Leon Soil' Sonservation District
L. Alexander j w ere hosts to the group. A lunch-
letters from i con was served to tne supervisors
and guests. Henry Turney, director
ol the State Association ot Soil Con-
servation districts, led the discus-
sion. The group also discussed re-
cent resolutions passed by the State
Association. Those attending from
• held today at 2! this district were Supervisors Sam
Lubbock Municipal I Ball. Clark McNabb. Bob Green.
| Floyd Poole, and Buster George,
also Soil Conservation Service tech-
nicians Paul Flynri, and Murrell
At tne last meeting the board of
supervisors approved basic conser-
vation plans lor Tommy Tosh and
A. G. Chastain. These conserva-
tion plans are agreements between
the lanr.er and the Lower Clear
is the oc-1
college (>ays j
tens, have contributed with distinc-
tion to the college in the fields of
athletics, scholarship and leader-
ship. He will be recognized for hold-
's ig a Duriiap Scholarship.
(in Saturday wteruoon Bob. as ' Fork Soil Conservation District.
k* is known, was to be initiated ! The plans provide lor each acre
Sigma, i.'.'holastie | of agricultural land to be used
according its capabilities and
treated according to it s needs.
The Tommy 'iosh plans calls for
i' no Phi lit;:
• ."lonorary society. Requirements for
j membership are very high, an a.-
i '-rage of 2..VI or belter. 11 is the
1 greatest scholastic distinction a
| freshman can attain. A banquet
j followed in the evening.
Dr. L ,\. Jones, president ol
•he college will deliver the
j address Sunday.
'•'""(I "ail that .lames Rmind-
m v i gull .stai ier, had al-
ibiiL-.ted himself to start
Ai'iieiu* Club, but that lie j ed by
States. It was
considered a def-
Sara Gordon, and, .... , , , , ,
flic letters received by Mr. !
and Mis. Alexander also told ol i
an informal tea to be held Sunday
'I he Girl Scouts ot tin.' U. S. A. is!11'1" parents of students recognized. |
one of the handful ol organizations: Bob Alexander, a li'57 Brecken-1
which operate under charters issu-1 ridge graduate
the Congress of the I'nited j Bosch "& Lomb
kranted its Cong res- ■ tiie high
in 1951). science.
was awarded the
Science award for
iour-year average in
proper stocking, resting the pastur-
es. chaining the brusn, terracing
the cropland, proper utilization ol
crop resiuue.s. planting soil improv-
ing crops, and construction ol a di-
The Chastain plan calls for con-
trolling brush .proper stocking,
resting pastures, and building a
Soil Conservation Service techni-
cians from the Breckenridge oliiee
prividod the technicial assistance,
for these plans.
of Brownie Troop 17. Following the
meal consisting of fried chicken,
green beans, potato salad, hot rolls,
pecan pie, tea and coffee, Janie
Ballenger of Troop 17 led all the
Brownie Scouts in singing the
Brownie Smile Song.
Mrs. Earl MeCathren, local cook-
ie sale chairman, presented the
honor awards and the achievement
awards. The honor awards were
given to troops w ho sold their quota
of 20 boxes of cookies per member.
Five troops receiving the award
were: Troop 1, Mrs. Norman Brew-
er. leader; Troop 4, Mrs. H a y
[ Wood, leader; Troop 5, Mrs. Jerry
Ferrel, leader; Troop 11, Mrs. T.
W. Coekrell, leader; Troop 12 Mrs.
K. G. Cole, leader.
Girls who sold 48 or more boxes
of Girl Scout cookies received the
Individual Achievement Awards.
The names of these girls will be
added to the National list of 48'ers.
They are; Karen Harbison of Troop
12, Rita Lilly of Troop 14, Zelda
Cohen of Troop 10, Louann Ferrel
of Troop 5, Sheila McConnell of
Troop 5, Denise Wood of Troop 4;
Jan Hart of Troop 4. Sandra Fun-
derburg of Troop 4. Wanda Rich-
ardson of Troop 4. Becky Roberts
of Troop 4, Jo MeCathren of Troop
If. Betty Ann Brewer of Troop 1,
and Sally Blodgett (who was un-
able to be present due to illness)
of troop (3.
Pete Paine, acting as Master of
Ceremonies for the program, intro-
duced Troop 4 who, under leader-
ship of Mrs. Ray Wood, presented
a skit entitled "One More Girl
Scout" written by one of the mem-
bers. Jan Hart. Those in the skit
were Sandra Funderburg, Judy
Warren, Carolyn Whiteside, Denise
Wood, and Wanda Richardson. Pi-
ano accompaniment was by Linda
tilliott; sounds effects by Trudy
fhomas; and announcing by Jan
Celebrating their seventh year ol j
scouting, Mrs. Brewer's Troop I;
presented a comic operetta "Othel-
lo" Irom the "Pleasure Chest" by
Kiscnbcrg. The cast included Jack-
ie Williamson, Betty Ann Brewer.
Linda Loudder, Suzie Chapman, Ju-
lia Sullivan, and Diane Reaugh,
accompanist. Members of the cho-
rus were Ruth Ann Doggett. Bren-
da Day. Linda Sue Whitley, Bar-
bara Brannan, Ann Gordon and
To.conclude the program, all of
the girls and their fathers sang
"Taps" accompanied at the piano
by..Susan. White of Troop. 17".
Mothers ol troop members serv-
ed the lood which was prepared by
Mrs. Vada Ab^rnalhy.
the weather of
ARRIVAL HERE—Two members of the Mineral Wells Legion
past week on thdir donkeys to ride to Abilene are shown here on their
Wright and Jack Nelson are seated on the donkeys. G. A. Bills, Breckenridge past post commanjj15
is shown displaying the sign that the Mineral Wells post went over it's membership quota.
Tests To Start
In Move To Kill
P. K. Rough Fish
Mother Of Girl
Mr. and Mrs. John Bridges were
to leave today to go to Wichita
Falls to see their new grand dau-
ghter. The baby girl was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Morton yester
day. Mrs. Morton is the former
Elsie Jane Bridges.
Stone Is Solution To Local Problem
LEGION PLANS MEMORIAL FOR
GRAVES OF COMITY WAR DEAR
STAR COOKIE SELLE RS--The above Girl Scouts, cr Brownies, sold 43 boxes, or more of cookies
during the rccent cookie sale here, for which they have been given individual awards Left to riqht
top row, ,re: PheiL, McConncll. Rita Lilly, Karen Harbison, Zelda Cohen and Louann Fen-ell'
Bottom row: Jo MeCathren. Sandra Funderburg. Denise Wood.
Roberts and Betty Ann Brewer.
Wanda Richardson, Jan Hart, Becky
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Public Invited To Visit Library
March Iti-22 i'
Week All cxt.cn
been conducted thorugout the t'nit-
ed-States culminating m this week.
Widespread attention has been to-
eused on the importance of reading
and of libraries.
Governor Price Daniel issued a
proclamation the last of January
proclaiming Library Week in Texas
and saying that freedom of
press and Ireedom to read are
of Democracy's most cherished li-
berties. The development oi life-
time rending habits is vital to a
continuation of our society.
Ill Breckenridge Mayor II. S.
Lemmons proclaimed Library
Week in Breckenridge and call-
ed up on the citizens of the city
to participate in this significant
endeavor by helping to inform their
neighbors and friends of the pleas-
ures of reading, with the purpose
of developing a "better-read, bet-
The people of Breckenridge and
Stephens County are extended a
National Library i cordial invitation to visit the Brerk-
impaign has | enridge Public Library during this
week. The library is open Monday
through Saturday afternoons from
1 lo 5 p. m. it is free to all the
residents of the city and county.
The library contains over 6,000 vol-
umes from which lo select.
Some of the recent additions to
tiie library lor adults arc "Ride
the 11 be Red Karth" by Paul I. Weil-
two1 man. "The White Witch" by Eliza-
beth Goudge. "Please Don't Eat
the Daisies" by Jean Kerr. "Best
Plays of 1956-1957" edited by Kron-
enberger, "Miracle Drugs and the'
New Age of Medicine" by Fred
Reinfeld. "Great Religions of the
World" by editors of Lire Maga-
zine. "The Lady and the Deep Blue
Sea" by Garland Roark, "The Stak-
ed Plain" by Frank X. Tolbert,
"Anatomy of a Murder" by Rob-
ert Traver, "The Twelve: the Story
of Christ's Disciples" by Edgar J.
Goodspeed and "Profiles in Cour-
age" by John Kennedy. The library
also has a large collrction of child-
To Meet Here
Meivin T. Munn of Dallas, pub-
lic relations director ot Blue Cross-
Blue Shield of Texas will be prin-
cipal speaker at annual supper
meeting of Methodist Men of the
Cisco district here April 16.
The meeting will Iu- held in the
American Legion Hall here.
Arrangements for the Meeting are
being made by the district board
of lay activities. Members are Lou-
is Pileoek Jr. of Graham, chair-
man; .1 X. Brannon ol Brecken-
ridge. S. II. Nance of Cisco, Paul
Whitton of Cross Plains, Grady Pip-
kin and John Goode of Eastland.
Pete McCleskey of Mineral Wells,
Gerald Groves of Olney and the
Rev. A. A. Piteock of Cisco, dis-
The date of Korean independence
is March 1. 1919, when 33 Korean
patriots signed the declaration in
a cafe called "The Bright Moon."
By BILL CREAGH
For the past lew years members
of the local American Legion have
had a problem on their hands, one
j that grows progressively larger as
, time goes by.
After World War i. like most
j other coninunities in the U. S.,
Breekenridge's Post of the Amcri
lean Legion pin chased a plot
ground in the local cemetery. In
' memory of those who gave their
j lives for their country and those
1 who served in our nations armed
: forces who later departed this life,
1 small white crosses with each per-
i son's name thereon were eonstruct-
I ed and placed in rows on this plot.
In the beginning this plan lo honor
I those who honored us was ade-
quate. but as time passed and
] World War II took it's bitter toll,
j along with the Korean conflict, the
'small plot was bearing many
This brought, about the current
| headache to the American Legion.
First they removed the hedge bor-
! during their plot in order to g.ve
! I hem sulticient room. but. as of this
! writing, the plot has become over-
! crowded again. There is little space
! for those eligible for this memorial.
Primarily, the dire need of extra
, space is tne biggest, reason thai
some other method ot honoring our
war dead and deceased ex-serviee-
j. men is needed, but included is the
problem of proper maintenance of
I he crosses. Since the crosses are
wooden and painted white, perod-
icaily they require new coats of
paint. And of course every time
I hey are painted Hie names have to
be re-lettered, resulting in quite an
expense in trying to keep the
crosses in presentable condition.
As a solution to their problems,
members of the American Legion
decided to buy a Veteran's Memor-
ial. a gray granite stone measuring
18 feet long, lour leet two inches
high, and 12 inches thick which will
be set. on a permanent foundation.
The existing list, of 268 names will
be inscribed into this beautiful
granite stone, along wit(i the date
ol their deaths. There will be room
left lor an additional 523 names.
Since the stone will not require
too much space. Legion members
want to plant beautiful shrubs
around Ihe memorial to make their
plot a beautiful remembrance to
those who served us so well. Total
cosl of this project is S3.500.00
Officers of the American Legion
plan on dedicating the Veteran's
Memorial on May 30. Memorial
Day. The names of all veterans,
regardless of their branch of serv-
iei.'* service organization affiliation,
or place of death will be inscribed
on the memorial as of the year of
of I their death.
This Memorial is to be made
possible through public contribu-
tions. Anyone wishing to help in
this worthy cause may do so by
A team of aquatic biologists and
divers moved info Possum King-
dom Lake headquarters Monday to
begin the first in a series of studies
to be made before a rough fish
kill on the 69-mile long lake is
Marion Toole, chief biologist of
the Texas Game and Fish Com-
mission. accompanied the field
crew from Austin. Project leader
is Ken Jergens. lie will be assisted
by John Tilton.
The crew- will test a new- elec-
tronic lish-ealling device in the
water near Scenic Point.
Ray Hess of the Fish and Wild-
life Service, accompanied Leonard
Lamb, the GFC's biologist in
charge of this area, and Bill
Brown, assistant eo-ordinator to
Toole.- toil-Fort Worth Monday lot-
Possum Kingdom. Ifess is super-
visor of federal aid projects in this
area and is on an inspection tour
ol the PK project, which will re-
quire lederal funds.
Ihe Game and Fish Commission
hopes to :;tart a selective kill of
rough fish oil portions of Possum
Kingdom Lake some time this year.
The setting up of Monday's testing
camp is the first step in that direc-
tion. The clivers will observe the
reactions of various species of fish
to the electronic caller.
The attempt to rid the lake of
rough fish was announced at a
recent meeting of the Possum
Kingdom Association at Graham.
This association, headed by Hank
Satterwhitc of Breckenridge. is
seeking to enlarge it's membership
lo 10.000 a main object being to
BRECK LEGlON DELEGATES C
TO ARILENE BEHIND DONKEY
Delegates Irom BrecKenridge hi
the ITIh Congressional District Le-
gion convention at Abilene Satur-
day and Sunday will be headed by-
Russell Carter and Mrs. Carter.
Mr. Carter post commander and
Mrs. Carter Auxiliary president.
Spice to the convention is to be
added by the presence of two dele-
gates from Mineral Wells Satur-
day afternoon aboard two donkeys,
carrying out a pledge lo make
the donkey trip if the Mineral Wells
post went over il's quota iu the
membership drive. Bazel Wri
and Jack Nelson, the clonkcy riders,
spent Friday night in Albany after
spending Thursday night in Breck-
for rides but if they could hitch-h
one Hi;; i. was okeh. They w
expected in Abilene around
o'clock Saturday alter- J it.
Principal spec'.er lor *,e Abil•
convention will be Robert W. toni®i
son. manager ol the regional \tn~
oralis Administration office
Others scheduled lo speak oil !■".
program are Gerald Turner. \ '-:-1
eran.s Allan'; commissioner 5,''"
tinned in Lubbock. W. Iv. Ausbtiv'
of Sweetwater, clislrict reliability
and Fifth Divisit'
C. B. Cathey u,e
Presiding at ail
Troy S. Bow en
sessions will I
En route to Albany troubles ol ) district commander
various kinds were encountered,
according lo the nature of all don-
keys. Main trouble on this stretch
.1. W. Ei
make fishing better
another objective of
sending their contributions to
erans Memorial Fund, Box 130,
Sale Of Easter
Those in charge of the Easier
Seals sale on behalf of the Stephens
County Society for Crippled Chil-
dren Saturday expressed them-
selves as pleased with the response
received so far from Stephens coun-
ty and Breckenridge.
Mrs. Mary Melton, campaign
chairman, said that in mail receiv-
ed over a period of four days S230.-
75 has been received.
Quota has been set for Stephens
county at S350, but those in charge
are anxious for the funds to go ov-
er that amount, for, of all funds re-
ceived after S350 is passed 85 per
cent will remain in the county. Of
the S350, 77 percent will remain in
Mrs. Melton said that Don Rob-
erts has two engagements to speak
in the city on behalf of the drive
before the closing date of April
6, and added that he will be avail-
able to others if desired. Roberts
also has slides that will be shown.
Members of the Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority are assisting in the cam-
paign and Mrs. J. ii. Crutchfield
will recommend crippled children
to be aided. There are known to
be a number in this area.
Mrs. Mellon said the response so
far has been most stimulating to
5y Fire Friday
Tire of undetermined origin early
Friday night heavily damaged the
six-room residence of Dan Booth,
colored. 507 South Dunigan street.
Assistant Chief Isbell said that
when firemen arrived flames were
coming out the doors and windows,
lie added that the house, also own-
ed by Booth, was partially insured.
No one was at home at the time
of the blaze. The amount of insur-
ance was said to have been 81,000
on the house and S800 on Ihe con-
was when one ot Ihe donkeys ab-
solutely refused lo cross a bridge. '
Finally a truck came along and
the problem was solved by hauling
donkey and rider across. The rid-
ers were not permitted to contract
Hear Music By
Members of the Breckenridge j
Lions Club Friday noon heard a i
report on the club sponsored Lee!
Grabel show and had for enter-!
tainmem, music by the South Ward 1
Piesident Claude Peeler report-
ed that at that time returns from
Ihe show totaled S533. the proceeds
lo go toward purchasing play
ground equipment for Miller Park.
Dave Ecllen was chairman of the
committee that staged the show.
It was pronounced a top notch
Approximately 28 girls and two
boys, under direction of Mrs. Peggy
Bear, sang seven or eight, num-
bers. Dressed in their white robes
with long flowing green ties, the
young folk, fourth through ihe sixth
grades, drew a big hand in their
program that included such num-
bers as Wagon Wheel and Little-
Impressive was their singing as
they entered and in recession. Also
impressive was the hail- c'ress of
the girls that ran the gamut from
pigtails to pony tails by way of
bobs anil flowing tresses.
^ Announcer for the choir was
Carol Homme. The program was in
charge of Herb McCorkle. A num-
ber of visitors were introduced.
wards is commander of Ihe Ab
lene post, which is host for tlr
Sixteen posts are to be honore'
for having exceeded their 195
membership quotas. These are A
| bariy. Abilene. Baird.
i ridge. Carlton, Comanche.
I Dublin, Graford. Ltieders
lioby. Stamford. Sirawn
water and Roscoe.
For 75 Years Is
Buried At Ranger
j Funeral service for Benjamin F.
; Denipsey. who died in Ranger Sat-
j urday, were held Sunday afternoon lV
in the First Methodist Church,
Ranger at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Dempsey 80. had been a resi-
dent of Stephens county for 75
!!ev. James II. Ellison officiated
at the funeral service followed by
burial in Mount Zion Cemetery.
A retired farmer Mr. Dempsey
lived on the farm four miles north
He was born in 1886 in Ar-
kansas. and married the former
Lillian Valentine Dupree in Step-
hens County in 19()U. lie was a
member ol tiie Bullock Methodist
Survivors include his wife: three
sons. C. X. of Ranger, E. L. of
Ranger and Herman of Gre.nd
Prairie: five daughters, Mrs. R. E.
Miller, Mrs. L. A. Sides and Mrs.
Sentlia Squyres. all of Ranger, Mrs.
■Ernest McDougal of Comanche
and Mrs. R. L. Smith of Roswell,
X. M..: two sisters. Mrs. Laura
Garner of Arkansas and Mrs. Nan-
cy 1 lames of Ranger: 29 grandchil-
dren and 53 great-grandchildren.
DOCTORS MEET—Here are members of LHe five-county medical society who met at York's Tuesday
night Seated left to right, W. S. Nacol, Throckmorton; A. M. Mays, Throckmorton; Dftuglas Mims,
Ranger, J. T. Lawrence, Breckenridge; W. C. Baty, Washington, D. C.; D. Ball, Cisco; M. A. Tread-
well, Eastland; H. H. Cartwright, Breckenridge; Standing, W. B. Guinn, Breckenridge; Edwin Goodall,
Breckenridge: F. C. Payne, Breckenridge; P. C. Palasota, Abilene; W. P. Watkins, Ranger; Ervin E.
Addy Jr., Cisco; T. C. Ford, Breckenridge; Charles H. Bellen, Cisco.
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