Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 4, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 4, 1960 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL.41 NO. 4
BRECKENRIDGE AMERICAN—SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. I960
PRICE DAILY 5 CENTS SUNDAY 10 CENTS
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'NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER"
NEA Newsphoto Service
MEET BUCKAROO COACHES Pictured above lef to right, top row. are Zac Henderson, head coach:
Truett Holland B coach and Arlijs Wiilmgham. J High coach. Bottom row, B*II Atchley. A squad
coach L. W Fit^huQh. Jr , High Coach, and Davd Sjllivao. B coach.
Rabid Skunk Is
James Swaim. ritv nianacrr. Sa-
turday issued .i warning to resi-
dents in and around th<' 590 bl<>< k
of West Williams that a skunk kill-
ed in that a its last wet* was rabid
Swaitn said that it was believed
that the ^kutik had bitten a doc and
he ie<)iiested that all residents in
that area to protect their pets a-
gainst rabies by having them vac-
cinated at once He added that
many dog-owners had not had their
pets vaccinated or registered with
the city, and reminded those who
own pets to take care of this mat-
ter as soon as [m'-stlile
The swimming pool at Arthur
Miller Park will close at the end
of thp day's business on Monday.
Swaim also issued a reminder to
city residents to i ontinue searching
(or breeding plact of mosquitos on
the' propei ty since th«-1 • are still
mam mosquitos in spite of the
uoik done b> a full-time city em-
ploye He said that it was impos-
sible (<• r one man to find every
lire-ding place in the city, and he
urged everyone to continue efforts
to eliminate these pests
Tlvc city will take a holiday Mon-
day. and *11 city offices will be
closed on that date
Wife Found Dead
On Bathroom Floor
Buckaroos Show Spirit
At Lions Club Luncheon
PALI.AS T — A t5-year-old Dal-
woman. Mrs Marie Teirras.
u i* found dead Saturday morning
on the floor of her bathroom of a
heel injury Her husband told po-
lu p lie went to a nearby sandwich
stand and when he returned he
found hi.- wife lying on the floor of
the bathroom __________
Seen or Heard
by C. M. H.
The majority of Rreckenridgc
placs of business, including the
bank will t-. c'osed Morjay . . .
The Quarterback Cl ib will not meet
Met ay nt^ht — ne«t meeting a'
ter the big Sweetwater game
Sweetwater game ticketj will go
on sale Tu.-sday morning at the
There will be a called meeting
of 'he Masonic I/)dge Tuesday
evening at 7 30 o'clock for enter-
ed apprentice decree work^
Ry CHARLIE HALL
The ciyitig towel, which has
been so ct>nspici us in connection
Farm And Ranch
Ponds Are Main
Farm and ranch ponds have been
the mam conservation interest in
the t.ower Clear Fork Soil Conser-
vation District this week.
I'm.Is have been completed this
week on the Cecil Brown farm
about seven miles south of Breck-
enridge; on the Clark Greenlee
much in Wavland community: on
thP Beinie McCrea ranch about
2T> miles southwest of Brecken-
ridge. Ponds are under construc-
tion on the John Gray ranch in
the Lacasa community; on the
Chase Booth ranch in the Eolian
community, on the T C. Harris,
Jr ranch in the Frankell commun-
ity. on the Dick Havins farm in the
Frankell community; and on the
Garland Heatley farm about seven
miles south oi Brcckenridge.
All the ponds are constructed
with cost sharing under the ACP
program and all the ponds are
ci nstructed for better distribution
of hvesrotk crazing A diversion
terrace was lay«.l out on the Chase
Booth rant h to bring more water
to the pond that is under construc-
tion Also, three diversion terraces
are being constructed on the Tom-
my Tosh ranch in the Eolian com -
muiiity !■ leld terraces were com-
pleted th.s week on the farm of
Mrs Ida llivm about four miles
southeast of Breckenridge.
Stephens Memorial Hospital re-
ported three admissions and five
dismissals at noon Saturday.
Admissions included Tommy
Stephenson, Mrs. II I) StJohn and
J. W I'arson
Dismissals included Mrs W C.
Downs. .1 W. Parsons. Mrs L D.
Hawkins. Stella Beaird and Tommy
jl .v , — -
West has returned from a
,np to Km ope he and Mrs West
made Mrs West remained m Ntw
to visit tlu-ir daughter. Shir-
Dickie Phillips, formei
Buckaroo is being transferred
from An.ar.llo to Phoenix. Arixona
Bovd Robinson, mechanic is
back with Chevrolet Company.
Arthur Miller said some «nc°ur;
iqtment for an industrial plant
"re was received from a pros^
r#ct entertained Friday
II mMt Tuesday in Anson, tu-
Thompson will invite them
♦omeet m Breckenridge in
^ the ^v contract may be let.
n°herro«ice Monday, said she is
to her otti fjrp run no
atresf Warning - some dove
ffl" have tout us of
Brcckenridge American today of-
?ers ^" readers^local pictures
Thought For The ^
the ground - Anonymous.
-Mi Cost—A better deal—When
'Ou finance your Automobile wife
with the 1960 edition of the Breck-
enridce Buckaroos. was laid a-
way to dry Friday noon at the
Lions Club luncheon, and in it's
place expressions and a spirit
heard and exhibited that indicated
the Sweetwater Mustangs will know
they have had a ball game come
good dark Friday night.
The occasion was the Lions Club
members annual hosting of the
Buckaroo team and coaches.
Called upon by head coach. Zac
Henderson, following his Introduc-
tion of all the boys, several Buck-
aroo team candidiases had a few
words to say — all to the effect that
the No. 1 AAA team of the etate
will know it has had a ball game
Friday and that they may lose their
Even Henderson joined the opti-
mistic chorus, and in answer to a
question of whether the injured
Buckaroos will be ready to play
Friday replied with: "Did you ever
see high school boys not ready on
Coach Henderson said some-
times I cannot figure out this
bunch. They had the sorriest prac-
tice yesterday 1 have ever seen,
but whether they win or lose, the
coaches are going to be behind
them and I am sure the town people
will be too. This team is going to
knee"* somebody's block off. They
are going to make some mistakes,
but they will be honest ones, and
they will comeback and knock
somebody off. Sweetwater might
come of as 'he No 1 team and as
the season goes along they are go-
ing to get tougher.
M'e do not know yet who will be
in the starting lineup Friday, but
whoever we put in there will be
battling I do not know anythng
about Sweetwater except the line
weighs 208 pounds, the back weigh
160 and they can move fast — but
the Buckaroos are going to move
a little faster
Henderson was introduced by
Bob Anderson, program chairman,
with President Albert Tuck pre-
The Buckaroo candidates in ans-
wer to calls to make a few re-
marks filed forward without hesi-
Kenney Palmer said the Bucka-
roos are a young squad but many
of them have been playing football
since the 4th or 5th grade There
are 11 good linemen and 6 good
backs, hard hitting, interested in
(Continued on Tag* 7)
When you finance your car at th«
First National bank yaw may placa
nw insurance with (lie agent «f
Proves Fatal To
j W. A Maloney. 82. retired Gulf
Oil Co. employe and major league
baseball player in the early 1900s,
died at 4 30 p.m. Friday in Ste-
phens Memorial Hospital after a
Mr. Maloney moved to Brecken-
ridge in 1931, working as a Gulf
scout until 1945, when he retired.
He began his career in 1900 as
a catcher with the St. l.ouis Card-
inals He also played for the Chi-
cago Cubs, the old Brooklyn Rob-
ins, and Milwaukee, finishing his
career in 1914 with Fort Wrorth
The body will be taken to North
Attlcboro, Mass., for burial there
Wednesday in St. Mary's Ceme-
Born June 5. 1958 in Maine, he
married Theresa Brennam March
31. 1902 in North Attleboro.
Surviving are his wife; one niece,
Mrs. T. F. Higgim. one nephew. !
James Cain, and one grandniece.
Margaret Higgins. all of Lewiston,
Rosary will be said Sunday ev-
ening at 8 o'clock at Satterwhite
Funeral Home, and requiem mass
will be celebrated Monday morning
at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart
Church. Father Jules Spreit of-
Fall bearers will be Frank Ho-
g_an, Frrnk Pellizzari, Bernard
Clegg. Don Hellinghausen. R. L.
Rominger. James Rominger. Larry
Kiiight. and A C. Gallagher Jr.
After 24 Years
ROME W — When Jesse Owens
shows up at the Olympic village for
work, you'd think he'd just won a
gold medal, instead of winning it
24 years ago.
He is surrounded by autograph-
seekers and well-wishers and re-
ceives more attention than any of
the athletes on the present U. S.
team who happen to be standing
Owens is covering the Olympics
for an American magazine and do-
ing some recording for the U. S.
armed forces radio network.
SCHOOL BELLS TO RING
FOR 1,590 TUESDAY A.M.
10 New Teachers
Of Staff With
One Place Open
i See Picture Inside)
Breckenridge Independent School
District will have ten new teachers
when school opens Tuesdav and
one position remains open lor an
The new teachers and the posi-
tions they will fill are listed as fol-
MRS. CAROLYN TOLLE will
teach junior hich and high school
girl's physical education. She re-
ceived her BS degree from TWU
in Denton. Mrs. Tolle is the wife
of Dwain Tolle of Breckenridge.
and they have two children. They
live at 203 South Harding.
MRS. PATRICIA L. ARENDAI.L.
formerly Pat Faulk of Brecken-
ridge will teach in an elementary
school, school and grade not yet
determined. She received a BS de-
gree from North Texas Stale Col-
lege in August. Her husband is in
the Army stationed in Georgia, and
she resides at 303 South Harding.
MRS. TREON DUNN THOMP-
SON. lives at 305 West 4th Street.
She was married to Bill Thompson
of Breckenridge during the past
summer. Mrs Thompson will teach
in the elementary schools, and she
came here from Fort Worth where
she taught two years. She receiv-
ed her BS degree from Texas
ARLISS WILL1NGHAM. will
coach in junior high school in addi.
tion td his teaching assignments in
that school. He came to Brecken-
ridge from Woodson. A graduate of
Lamar State College in Beaumont.
(Cnnthraed on Page 7)
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT* HIM —William D. Carnes of Breck-
enridge has received benefits from the Social Security Administration
since 1940, on? of six area residents to receive such benefits from the
beginning of the program. He is shown above with H. L. Weatherly,
f;eld representative for the Social Security Administration, from
Never Preamed of Seeing Satellite
CITY RESIDENT, 91, RECALLS
EARLY HORSE, BUGGY DAYS
Double Holiday Gets Under Way
With Clear Skies- Traffic Toll
Breckenridge and Stephens coun- day afternoon the death toll had
ty president Saturiiay afternoon approached 100. A national safety
started out to join millions of oth- council spokesman urged.
ers in celebrating the double holi- Every driver to compensate for
day the increased traffic volume with
Pleasant weather and clear skies increased safety The sopkesman
were reported over much of the said:
nation, and as a result traffic was "Surveys show more than half of
mounting high on the roadways all fatal auto accidents occur in the
Breckenridge residents were to first 30 hours of the period This
observe the period with water period of special danger cails for
sport5 at the lane, fishing and dove special alertness and caution *
hunting, but a blistering caused At the time of this writing the
a warning to he issued to the bird heaviest toll reported in a single
hunters Several cases of becom- Texas crash occurred at Luftln
ing dangerously hot and fatigued where a head-on auto collision just
have been reported to local dealers inside the city limits of Lufkin on
in sporting goods Also comes a U. S. 69 killed five people and cri-
warning to watch out for chiggers tlcally injured two others today.
a« some unpleasant experiences The dead were only tentatively
have been reported from the in- identified through papers.
sects. ■ Police said they were unable to
The national traffic toll apparent, determine which carl the dead tad
I ly will be large lor by 3:90 JkUu-Injured wen la.
By JO ROBERTS
American Staff Writer
Joseph E. (Capi Smyrl has seen
a great change in civilization dur-
] ing the ninety-one years of his life.
but he said he never dreamed that
| during his lifetime would he see
satellites orbiting in space ar.i
men trying to land on the moon.
A happy, healthy and active sen-
ior citizen of Breckenridge. Mr.
Smyrl worked here as a butcher
in many stores before he retired.
He came to Breckenridge in 1925
Born in Dresden, near Blooming
Grove. Texas, on August 9, 1869. he
is the last surviving member of
: his family of five brothers and
one sister. His father was a doc-
tor who rode horseback and car-
ried a pill bag thrown across his
saddle, and Mr. Smyrl remembers
when his father got a buggy and
would let him drive him about the
country to visit the sick.
He said that he went to school
until about the 5th grade, and la-
ter he went to a business school
in Corsicana Not many youngsters
had the educational opportunities
then that are offered today, he
He has a simple philosophy to
which he gives credit for his spon-
taneous wit and youthful outlook
onlife. "1 never worry about any-
thing 1 can't control." he said,
"and I tend to my own business
and let the other fellow do the
At 91, Mr Smyrl gets about with
a sprlnghtly step, and he walks
many miles every day. He said
he would hike out to the golf cour-
se or perhaps to Vincent's Corner
j to get his daily exercise, and he
"helps out" Mr. Dorsey at Breck-
enridge Cleaners each day by stay-
ing in the shop while he goes out
for lunch or deliveries
He takes his meals out every
day, and he rooms in the home of
Mrs. V. Sellers. He "mostly" tends
1 to his own room there.
As a child, he said, there were no
such things as screens on windows
or doors, and the kids had to take
turns fanning flies from the table
while the family ate. "We always
had to eat the neck of the chicken
when they were through " He re-
members picking cotton in the hot,
summer time too.
Mrs. Smyrl died on January 12. :
1044 and they had seven children. I
Joe died three years ago. The other ,
children are Mrs. J. E. Gresham >
; of Breckenridge. Mrs. C. M. King j
of Lovington, New Mexico, and |
Mrs. L. L. Dickerson of Stinnett, j
W. J Smyrl of Wichita Falls, Wal-
ter <Jellv> Smyrl of Kermit and
Wavne Smyrl of Phillips.
He also has thirteen grandchild-
ren and sixteen greatgrandchildren.
At 85, Mr. Smyrl had surgery in
Wichita Falls, and later at 87. he
had a second operation. He said
that the finest doctors in the coun-
try tended him and he made re-
markable recoveries both times.
Recently, he visited his child-
ren in Stinnett and Phillips, but he
is always glad to get back to
Breckenridge where he is most
Nancy Coody To
Nancy Coody. daughter of Mr.
and Mrs J. R. Coody, Jr. of Breck.
enridge, has been in Spain this sum-
mer to attend a class in Spanish
held in Santander, and she has de-
cided to remain in Spain during '
the winter where she will be a
student at the University of Ma-
In the interesting letters she
writes to her family, Nancy tells
of the customs and habits of the
people of Spain as well as furnish-
ing some very vivid descriptions ce the program began.
of the country around Santander. Mr. Carnes. employed by Duni-
Her most recent letter to her can Tool and Supply at the time the
family includes some facts about Social Security program went into
the social and cultural life of effect, had paid less than twenty
Spain. She tells of attending a per- dollars into the fund before his re-
formance of the American ballet tirement in lfMO Since that time.
J. E. (CAP) SMYRL
Freed By Jury
A jury composed of on" woman
and eleven men Friday found Hu-
len Joe Williams and John Wayne
Dover of Breckenridge not guilty
of an attack on Mrs. John Bach-
man. formerly of Breckenridge.
now of Graham
The jury was out for three hours.
Judge Floyd Jones, who presided,
stated The trial opened in Graham
OIUOK A MARIGOLD MILK
SO—Ml ■. Weftet
44 N. Court Phone HI M43*
Clear to p rtly cloudy through
Sunday, with afternoon and
evening thundcrshowcrs. Not
much change to t-imperatures.
Lowest M to 7S, highest Sun-'ay
in the 90s. Low Friday night 70,
high Friday 97. Light southeast-
there as well as a concert by the
world-renowned Sagovina. a guitar-
ist. Both of these performances
were attended by the wife and
children of U. S. Ambassador Lod-
ge. She was also invited to the de-
butant ball given for ten daugh-
ters of leading families. She said
that three thousand invitations ex-
tended. and the ball was held in
a huge garden.
"In Spain, a girl is not allowed
to have a boy in her home unless
they are engaged," Nancy writes.
"They meet in a certain place,
and the girl walks down to meet
the boy. He may walk part of the
way home with her, but she goes
her merry way the remainder of
the way home Each apartment
house has a porter, and after 12
midnight the doors are locked. If
you are late, you have to stand
down on the sidewalk and clap
your hands. If no one wakes, then
you sing until someone wakes and
throws the key down to you."
On July 25. she attended a Span-
ish fiesta where she was a specta-
tor at her first bull fight. She said
that it reminded her of our rodeos
in some ways, but "I like football
better." she concluded.
Mrs. Jenkins Is
Now At Baum's
Gracie Jenkins is now associated
with Baum's Fashion Shop where
she will be assistant buyer and sal-
es lady beginning Tuesday. Sep-
Mrs. Jenkins is w'ell known in
Breckenridge. and she was former, drive
ly associated with Bowen Drug
Company. She is a member of the
Church of Christ.
Mrs. Jenkins will begin a series
of fashion shows on radio station
KSTB sometime later this month.
During these programs she wi"
give latest fashion news and com-
mercial announcements for the
Other sales people at the store
are Miss Sally Lou Reedy and
Mrs Gladys Wolfe.
One Of 2 Gunmen
SAN ANTONIO iff" — One of two
gunmen who tried to rob a Hand>-
Andy supermarket at San Antonio
at closing time was shot down in
a running gunbattle Friday night.
A part-time worker at the super-
market. Detective Gene O. Danish.
broke up the hold-up when he fired
at one of the two gunmen. A Dal-
las man, Frank Edward Combs
Jr., i to • critical condition t a
Sao Aatoaio Uoipiul. .
How To Enroll
For Classes Is
School bells at 8:30 a. m. Tues-
day will call an estimated 1,590
students back to classes for the
1960-tH school term, with some oc-
cupying new buildings and others
to go to temporary locations in oth-
Enrollment for North Ward stu-
dents will be as follows: first, se-
cond and thud grade students will
enroll Tuesday at the building
which was completed there last
year. The fourth, fifth and sixth
grade students will enroll at jun-
ior high school.
East Ward students will enroll
and attend school at East Ward
Tuesday. The cafeteria is incom-
plete and cannot operate. All East
i Ward students need to bring their
j lunch or go home for lunch.
There is no change in the South
Ward school enrollment program.
Booker T. Washington students
will enroll Monday, September 5,
at 8 30 a. m. at that school, and all
students are reminded to bring
! bonk cards in order that books may
I First grade students must bring
birth certificates in order to regis-
ter for school.
There will be 57 classroom teach-
I ers on the staff this year when a
fourth grade teacher is secured.
There are eight administrative tea.
! chers. making a total of 65 teach-
ers and principals and other ad-
School holidays will be observed
as follows: the Thanksgiving holi-
days will begin at the close of
classes on Wednesday. November
benefits since the original payments 23. and re-open on Monday, Novem-
------ * her 28. Christmas recess begins at
the close of classes on December
21 and classes will resume on Tues-
day, January 3. Easter holidays
will be from Thursday, March 30
through Monday, April 3. with clas-
ses resuming on Tuesday. April 4.
Superintendent John Culwell said
that the cafeteria at East Ward
should be completed within two
weeks after school starts, and he
added that school officials hoped
that North Ward would be complet-
ed within a week or ten days.
Work at North Ward yet to be
done includes some painting, floor
covering, work on the yard, and
completing tearing down of the
smc/ne stack there. The heating
system will not he operable for
some time at North Ward, but all
other work should be finished soon
¥ * *
Since The Start
William D. Carnes. fil3 North
Butte Street in Breckenridge. is
the only Stephens County resident
who has drawn Social Security
started in 19-10. He is one of six in
a 16-country area, of the Abilene
district to come under this classifi-
The search was conducted by the
Social Security Administration re-
cently in an effort to locate all of
those who had drawn benefits sin-
he has received in benefits from the
Social Security Administration ap-
proximately $9,295.60. His first
checfk was for only $22.63. and. af-
ter four increases, he now draws
He is one of 5.488 persons in the
entire nation who has drawn bene-
fit payments for the entire twenty
Mr. Carnes will be 88 years old
on November 9. He makes his home
with his daughter. Miss Oma Car-
NEWCASTLE l/P — A Wichita
Falls official suffered a heart at-
tack at halftime intermission at the
Henrietta-Newcastle football game
at Newcastle and died Friday night.
The official. Gene Hunt, had gone
to his car to rest shortly before he
Fans did not learn about Hunt's
death until later. Newcastle won
the game, 14 to 12.
Vhen you finance your car at tht
*irst National Bank its financed
•Hh tow benk Intareat rata*—*<•«
Moves Against U.S.
HAVANA ftf — Prime Minister
Fidel Castro announced in Hava-
na Friday night that Cuba will es-
tablish diplomatic ties with Red
China. That would make Cuba the
first nation in the Western hemis-
phere to recognize the Peiping re-
gime. In his talk at the Hayan*
rally, Castro accused the United
States of trying to isolate the So-
viet Union and Red China from
the Western hemisphere. Castro
said his government will establish
diplomatic relations with all com-
munist countries. And he made
his boldest threat to date against
the big U. S. naval base at Ouan-
Castro climaxed his fiery speech
by tearing up the Cuba U. S. ittu-
tual defense treaty of 1952 and
throwing the pieces away.
" " '" 'Drive
Murphy Root. Breckenridge hu-
sinessman for the past 13 years,
has accepted tile appointment as
chairman for the L'niled
Fund's annual drive to be held ii
The I'F committees will meet
this week to approve the budget
and set the date for the annual
drive to raise funds for the support
of eleven agencies of the United
Owner and operator of the Laun-
drolux at 214 North Rose Avenue,
Mr. linot came to Breckenridge in
1947. He had just been discharged
from the Army when he chose
Breckenridge for his home.
A native of Oklahoma, he Was
connected with the Y. M. C. A. in
Houston and Dallas as Educational
Director and Public Relations
chairman prior to his Army ser-
"I feel that everyone has an 6b-
ligation to the youth of the com-
munity to provide adequate faieili«
ties for their recreation and educa-
tion." Root said, "and that is the
principal reason for my accepting
this job. The Breckenridge United
Fund is outstanding in Its opera'
tion. with more volunteer workers
and more money going directly to
the agencies that any other town its
size I know.'*
Bob McGlnni sis president 0I
' the United Fund tiii* ye«r. „
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