The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1953 Page: 11 of 31
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How would you like to get a
$1037.90 a month x-aise for the next
You can do it with Killeen's co
An increase ol' that much money
would be pretty nice for anyone ™ileS"
rich or poor. And it'll happen to
six families at Killeen's open house
The total value of gifts Killeen
will hand over to six fortunate
families who'll be winners at the
open house is $10950.
That money in addition to your
regular income would make a nice
sum wouldn't it?
All you have to do is go to Kil
leen Sunday and register at the
Chamber of Commerce then be
lucky enough to be one of the six
families which win.
Killeen wants everyone to know
what it has to offer. The prizes are
designed to bring in thousands of
visitors. Some officials are estimat
ing as many as 50000 persons will
be there Sunday. And Killeen will
conduct tours to show what's there
in the way of businesses resi
dences churches schools and oth
er acoutrements of a modern city.
To show what goes at Killeen
the city's giving away samples
which will be worth more than
$6000 to each of the half dozen
The total prizes include six
months free rent in a nice apart
ment along with everything else.
And in addition to that $l037's
worth every month whoever wins
will continue to draw his regular
income. Winners get those things
and more absolutely free. Then
they'll have regular income in
addition to that. The regular in
come will just be gravy because
the way Killeen has things arrang
ed all regular living expenses will
be paid and so will other items
that you can just think about now
and can't afford.
The total value of groceries to
be given away will amount to
$2013. Imagine that! Even with
prices like they are that amounts
to plenty of steaks.
Free auto services will be worth
$900. You can get a lot of wash
jobs grease gasoline and acces
sories for that amount of money.
But wait in addition there are
auto supplies worth another $150.
and 270 gallons of free gasoline.
That's enough to drive around
The list of free things is a long
one. There's free taxi services
free sheets free pillows shoes hoe
—everything you need for free liv
ing. It'll be the life of Riley.
No wonder Killeen's expecting
50000 persons at its open house
come Sunday. It's better than the
Irish sweepstakes and the daily
It's Killeen throwing a big party
to show everyone what it has to
be proud of and if the prize list is
anything like what's making the
west Bell county city proud they've
plenty of reason to want to show
Once Before To
This isn't the first time Killeen
has tried to attract new residents.
The open house idea brought to
mind an admonition in Killeen's
first newspaper published July 28
"There is a large immigation
into Texas every year and each
immigrant into Texas generally
decides upon what part of the
state he will go to before he
starts and if Killeen ... is
brought to their attention we will
get our share of the immigration
and our rich lands will be occu
pied by thrifty farmers and the
trade of Killeen will be largely in
creased" the paper said.
The idea apparently was suc
At that time Killeen had about
300 inhabitants and the paper call
ed it a "prosperous little town.
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$1037 A Month Apply At Killeen
45 gallons of gas free. That's more
Each family will- get $335.50
worth of groceries. That's enough
to last for a month or two even if
you're a hearty eater.
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CC President Adams had this to
"Businessmen of Killeen look
forward to the opportunity of wel
coming many visitors on April 12.
Some of our stores will be open
on Sunday for your special inspec
tion. No salesmen will be on duty
but you are invited to see some
of the excellent merchandise avail
able in Killeen.
"We hope" Adams continued
"that the long list of prizes offer
ed as special attractions for our
visitors are tangible evidence that
we would like for you to live in
Killeen. We firmly believe that
you will enjoy living in our pro
Killeen will be on television
April 9. three days before the big
open house Sunday with a 12-
minute film showing scenes
around the business and residen
tial section of the town.
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Adams above is president of
Killeen's Chamber of Commerce.
Killeen Shown On Television Before Party
Six hundred feet of film was
shot and edited down to 200 feet
of the best shots.
R. C. Adams Chamber of Com
merce president and Mayor T.
H. Norman will do a lot of the ex
CHURCH OF CHRIST—This is one of Killeen's newest churches and one of the most modern styles
of church architecture in Central Texas. Killeen has become a city of 15 churches this one being
most recently built. But at the rate all church members are working it probably will not hold this
KILLEEN OPEN HOUSE
Ample In Killeen
The Killeen resident need not
fear for lack of medical facilities.
For close at hand are three
modern and highly rated clinics—
Burow-McRoberts clinic Fowler
clinic and Craddock hospital.
Burow-McRoberts jointly operat
ed by Dr. Paul F. Burow and Dr.
Marcus McRoberts is located at
415 College avenue and boasts a
spacious new building and modern
It is now in the process of ex
pansion a large number of new
rooms soon to be added.
Craddock hospital owned by Dr.
W. D. Craddock and Fowler clinic
owned by Dr. Joe A. Fowler long
time resident of Killeen also rank
at the top in facilities.
plaining on the program.
E. H. Mueller manager of the
Bell Furniture store in Killeen
sponsored the program devoting
three minutes of the 15-minute air
time to advertising and the rest
to publicizing the open house.
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The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1953, newspaper, April 9, 1953; Temple, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth254326/m1/11/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.