Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 110, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 10, 1953 Page: 1 of 6
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EE BRECKENRIDGE AMERICAN
Widely scattered evening thunder*
showers. Low tonight 74. Low this
morning 75, high yesterday 101.
UNITED PRESS Wire Service
Devoted To Home Town News and Building Breckenridge and Stephens County
NEA Feature Service
VOL. 33 NO. 110
BRECKENRIDGE, TEXAS —WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1953
PRICE 5 CENTS PER COPY
Storm Toll In
New England Up
To At Least 80
lh BEKT HASTERSON
CITY TAKES ON GALA AIR AS
TIME FOR RODEO DRAWS NEAR
Parade To Open
Hill fJflAW HI
I'll Mill W
W< i V
Rare AnimalTo Rajsjng p
Be Shown Here _ . .
Durine Rodeo ll!
City To Feel
Out Pftoolf Oi
lift si Oil
vepetabl- - and .-••<1 •; •"•it.
Features «f the album iivi-1
n long tail, which -he uses only
to wrap around her head to cover
h**r eye* so she may sleep, white
silky hair and pink face. Her
hands are similar to squirrels feet.
The Huffs extend an invitation
to the public to see the Marmonget.
Mr. Hoff requests that children be
accompanied with their parents or
SEEN or HEARD
By C. M. H.
Comm. Alf Chsstain stated to-
day the paiing proposition lo he
worked out for property owner*
will offer "the best buy ever pre-
sented" . . . Art Taylor says there
ha been lull in fishing at l.alfc
Daniel hut it is picking up—ft-lb.
blue eat biggest catch lately.
Hooks L^mmon spending time at
his lodge on Possum Kingdom Lake
. . . No whisper of how Ruck Is-
land feels about buying W.F.&S.
which would have to come by
grapevin". if it comes . . . Man fin-
ed 41a by city for driving without
Otto Bendorf. his daughter
Helen, and Dianna Emmons had
narrow escape from death when
their car was hit near Brady Tues-
day by a truck—driver of truck
charged with aggratated asaault .
. . . K. H. Watkins. Dallas, left
Bureh Coffee shop this morning
without his hat and phoned Alf
Chastain from Throckmorton to
get it for him—Alf did.
G. R. Whitney during Oil Show at
Tulsa phoned Jimmy Allison there,
and when told he was on the golf
course wanted to know what he
was doing there that time of day-
was told "he is playitig with your
boss", meaning C. K. West . . . .
Understand Stephens County Ro-
deo still owes about $10,500 of a-
bout $23,500 original indebtedness
—one reason to nack the show.
cqimitiiuitin and discussed th>
probable cost < f paving. With curb
and gutter, a 6-inch caliche ba.<>
and a one-inch top. it was pointed
■ ut the cost should be less than
$.) per running foot.
Mayor Faulkner said it has not
been determined what purt of this,
Cost the city can bear, but indicat-
ed the city may be able to pay-
part. "If we had the money we
would pay it all," he. added.
E. R. Maxwell explained that
terms will be offered of a down
payment of somethnig like one'
fourth uith five years to pay the
remainder, the interest rate to be
8 per cent.
Maxwell further explained that
it is the plan of Holman to get
bids from contractors for the pro-'
ject if the report from the people
>n the project is favorable.
Discussion of this paving o«cu-
pied the time of the meeting, ex-
ept to hear a request frrjm Grady
Slaughter for the city to furnish
i truck to water the rodeo grounds,
ft was agreed to furnish one truck.
But House Saved
Fire completely destroyed the
garage of Mrs. J. H. Graham on
South Grahnm avenue Wednesday,
the call coming in to the fire de-
partment at 12:50 p. m.
Fire chief James reprtrted the
garage wan ready to fall in by the
time firemen arrived and two boos-
ter tanks were used in extinguish
ing the blaze, and protecting the
I he garage, which was used for
storage, and contents were a total
oss, James said. It was not learn-
ed whether there was any insuran-
ce on the properties.
Cicero Morales said he had heard
from Snuffy Morales and Snuffy
is flying here from Honolulu to
th« rodeo . . . J. T. Hammett, for-
mer pro here, now at Snyder had
big write-up in AMIene paper to-
day as winner of 39 invitation golf
title* . . . Grady Slaughter glwai
his vacation time to rodeo... And.
tonight "Ride 'em Cowboy"! will
be the password.
THOUGHT FOR THE MOMENT:
"Tie time to fear when tyrants
seem to kiss Shakespeare.
dam; ami ;h lfa.-k.>,, ami Moutmau
counties; two dams, ibrie on the salt
water branch as a power project
only, and one for general use on a
a clear water branch. All of those
he estimated will be started in ten
Project 50 Years Old
Collins pointed out that in real-
ity the waters of the Brazos has
been unde-r consideration since a
meeting in Houston in 1902. Since
then three dams have been started,
Possum Kingdcm, Whitney and
Belton, that at Belton nearly com-
The projects here are proving
self liquidating. The Dow Chemical
Company contract with Possum
Kingdom, already, with its employ-
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Worcester home farm were killed! Jacksonville,. Fb
•us walls collapsed. 'Camp Pendleton.
Lubbock Man Dies
In Electric Chair
HUNTSVILLE, Tex., June 10
fgjgf—Jack Farmer, 53-year-old
Lubbock man, went to his death
in the electric chair at the state
prison here early Wednesday for
toe "murder of his second wife.
Farmer, father of eight children,
was convicted of shooting down his
wife at a Lubbock cafe.
Asked if he had any last state-
ment, the outwardly calm Farmei
said "No. Not anything. I'm ready
to, go." He was pronounced dead
at' 12:07 a. m.
AH of Farmer's eight children
drove to Huntsville Tuesday for t
last visit but the doomed man tote
shaptains at the prison to tell his
family he did not want them to see
him on the eve of his death.
- Warden/ E. H. Moore said "he
told the chaplains he wanted their
(his children) to remember him a:
they last saw him."
The children reportedly returnei
to Lubbock before their fathe
If Interested h Paving Sign Here
it you are interested in a city paving program, particu
larly on your own residential property, at a cost less than &
per running foot sign the form below and mail it to E. R
Honorable Mayor and City Council
City of Breckenridge, Texas
I, the undersigned, respectfully petition the City of Brecken
ridge for street paving.
Street and Number
MEM WINS CERTIFICATE OF
KRIT FOR INDUSTRIAL REEK
W. W. Rogers, chairman of the
industrial committee of the Breck-
enridge Chamber of Commerce, is
in receipt of an announcement
from the Texas Manufacturers As-
sociation showing the winners in
the recent contest staged during
Industrial Week and that Brecken-
ridge won a certificate of merit.
The announcement follows:
Houston, Amarillo, Texas City
and Dumas were first place win-
ners in the Texas Manufacturers
Association's 1953 Texas Industrial
Week competition with Amarillo,
for the second consecutive year,
winning the statewide grand a-
ward, it was announced today.
Chambers of Commerce in Abi-
lene, Austin, Breckenridge, Cole-
man, Edinburg, Fort Worth, Quan-
ih, Snyder Sulphur Springs and
Tyler were awarded certificates of
Tierit for "notable and distinguish-
•d" industry-emphasis programs.
The statewide observance, which
>egan in 1950, is coordinated by
'he Texas Manufacturers Associa-
ion with Chambers of Commerce
pearheading the programs in their
espective cities. More than 100
hambers this year had observan-
ts of varying degrees.
This is the second year Amarillo
•nd its Chamber of Commerce haf
•aptu red the grand award which
;oes to organizations with the best
irogram in Texas, regardless oi
topulation classification. Amarillr
ilso won in the 25,000 to 75,000
(By UNITED PRESS)
Protestants and Catholics wil'
lin in an unusual session Thurs-
ay at Laredo to pray for rain a-
mg the dwindling Rio Grande.
The International Boundary and
Vater Commission reported Tues
•iy that it gauges showed th<
'io Grande was flowing at onl;
hree points between Laredo ane'
he Gulf of Mexico—Progreso, An-
alduas and Chapeno.
It was only a trickle at those
oints and water officials specula-
*1 that it was either seepage oi
eturn water from irrigation pro-
icts. No water flowed downstrearr
"rom Laredo. The international ri-
er was clocked dry there Tues-
day for the seventh straight day.
Houston and Dumas won in the
more than 75,000 and under 10,-
000 groupings respectively after
both Chambers had taken certifi-
cates of merits in 1952. Texas City,
winner in the 10,000-25,0000 class,
ntered competition this year for
the first time.
Plaques will be presented first
place winners at TMA's 31st An-
nual Conference of Texas Industry
in Houston this October.
Judges, who met in Austin, were
Harry Krusz, executive, vice presi-
lent, San Antonio Chamber of
Commerce; W. W. Boddie, public
relations director, Dow Chemical
Company, Freeport, and Robert E.
Kennedy, advertising director,
West Texas Utilities Company,
Ten players took part in the La-
lies Day program at the Golf
3lub yesterday, George Hannon an-
lounced today, with the result that
Louise Tucker took first place with
i 34, and Ruby Vincent second
ilace with a low net of 37.
In the putting tournament that
fallowed Tuesday evening there
vere nineteen entries. These were
iivided into five divisions.
The winners of each division in
he order named were:
Murrei Brown 65; Eddy Schwind
>9: Walker Castleman 67; Leonard
Schwind 70 and Rodney Brown 74.
A large group of ladi<
.ent for the luncheon.
Taam Wins First
The American Legion baseball
earn, under direction of Jodie
Taker played its first game of
he season Tuesday, defeating
danger by a score of 6 to 4.
Baker reported Richard Carpen
Breckenridge htrrler, yielded
nly two hits and struck out fif
een. John Henry Carpenter war
Breckenridge had nine men left
as school superintendent. In-
board accepted with regret a no
instructed a set of resolutions of
commendation and regret to be
Mr. Baiiey by his resignation
ended 32 years service with the
local school system, three years as
a teacher and junior boys coach,
fourteen years as principal of the
high school and fifteen years as
superintendent. Nothing was done
about selecting his successor.
A school election was called for
June 20, more details of which
will be found elsewhere on this
Bids were opened on school buil-
dings offered for sale. The Pecan
school building was sold to John
K. Davis for $310 and the Post
Oak School building was sold to
the same bidder for $811. No ac-
tion was taken on bids for the
three Cotner buildings which had
Price of football tickets for the
approaching season were placed at
$1.20 each for the five home
Mrs. Mary Vernon Anderson,
To Leave Sunday
Breckenridge Component of 648th
Armored Field Artillery Bn., 49th
Armd, Di.,sion, Texas Natioal
Guard, will leave for 2 weeks field
training at North Fort Hood, Sun-
The division will leave Brecken-
ridge at 7 a. m. Sunday morning.
Since all National Guardsmen
are required to take this training,
Lt. Horatio L. Bunkley, Jr., Bat-
tery commander, wishes to take
this opportunity to thank nil em-
ployers for their past and future
cooperation in releasing thair em-
ployers for this duty.
Reports from the local clinics re
vealed the following patients ad-
mitted during the past 24 hours:
Stephens Memorial—Mrs. Alma
lohnson, Mrs. D. *H. Anderson and
Miss Edith Kilpatrick, all surgi-
cal patients. Mrs. R. A. McElwee
Breckenridge Ginical—Mrs. O.
Always BEAUTIFUL SHIRTS
Phone I it
For June 20 On
In connection with the inclusion
of Crystal Falls School District
No. 3 in the Breckenridge Indepen-
dent School District, agreement
was reached Tuesday and the mat-
ter settled, report received today
As a result a special school elec-
tion was called Tuesday night by
the Board of Education, this,to be
held on June 20.
The polls will be at the City
Hall, those in the school districts
to vote on the matter of tax as-
sumption and setting the tax rate.
The tax rate it was added, will
be set at $1.50, the present rnte
for the Breckenridge Independent
Copper—Buy Ifarrell U,'
Dosie Do—Cliff Majors 148
Miss Nancy Bailey Bob Burton 14C>
Mr. and Mrs. Vinson Jones.
Route 3 Ranger, are the parents
of an 8 pound 7 ounce daughter,
born June 5 in Ranger General
hospital. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Ket-
shersid of Breckenridge are the
Guyton's Jewelry, your authoris-
ed Keepsake Diamond, Hamilton,
Omeira and *-nnirin Wat eh d« l r damage
Pussy Cat—Charles King
Rocky Red—Earl Albin
Buster B—V. C. Belbo
Kincie—T. L. Glasty
Rusty—S. W. Wheeler
Red Wine—L. H. Turner
Jesse James—B. D. Fussell
Little Beaver—Grady Blue
—S. E. Kinder
Bears Paw—Rex Smith
Dies At Plainview
Jeff R. Burson, 83, old time resi-
dent of Stephens County, died Sun-
day afternoon at his home in
Plainview. Mr. Burson lived here
about fifty year ago.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day afternoon at Silverton..
Relatives attending from her-i
were Mrs. M. M. Carey, Mrs. C. C.
Vick and Wayne Vick.
Two Runs Made
Bv Local Firemen
wo fires were reported by lo-
f-.-il firemen during the last 24
hours, Tuesday at 4:30 p. m. at
1407 West Wheeler and a grass
fire Tuesday night at 9:40 in the
1000 block of North Parks. No
Not Even A Stomachache In Group
Is Report From Camp Billy Gibbons
A telephone call received Wed-
nesday morning from Dale Hitch-
cock, reported that all Boy Scouts
from Breckenridge reached camp
■mfely, and Hitchcock added "to-
day everyone is working on some-
The boys made the trip repre-
senting Troop No. 17, and three
representing Troop No. 20. Hitch-
cock and apparently alt the boys
and those m charge are in high
spirits. Nine boys were announced
yesterday as going and today the
name of Jimmy DeMasters was
idded to the Troop 17 to make the
ten. "I couldn't find him yesterday
he must have been hidden in the
truck bed," Alvin Alexander, Troop
Master, said today.
Hitchcock said the boys all are
tanking on some kind of a merit
indge, and "there does not even
«eem to be a stomachache in the
Work was reported as being
lone on marksmanship, swimming,
ife saving, rowing, and hand-
Hitchcock goes to Richland
Springs to place a call to the
Breckenridge American and he
stated today he will call in again
Friday morning, unless some-
thing unforeseen happens. So, if
"here is no call tomorrow parents
nay know the boys are all still
minus a stomachache.
Three of the boys from Breck-
enridge are to try for Order of the
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