The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1953 Page: 17 of 31
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Killeen is going to give away
$10000 April 12 at. its open house.
Six families will be the biggest
winners after the lucky ones are
selected by lot and win six months
of free living in the queen city of
western Bell county.
The open house idea was conceiv
ed by a group of Killeen citizens
working with the Chamber of Com
"Our building boom is completed
and we have housing available"
Arnold Mathias Chamber mana
ger said. So he and his people be
gan looking for a way to let every
one know about the housing.
A. H. Curtis general chairman
of the open house committee Roy
Reynolds and Harley Kern sub
committee heads and R. C. Adams
chamber president got their heads
Their first-idea was just to in|dition
vite visitors to come in and see
what Killeen has grown into. They
planned to hold open house in somp
of the new apartment buildings and
let out-of-towners see what was
A lot of persons who work at
Killeen and its neighboring mili
tary and air force installations
don't live at Killeen. Some of them
KILLEEN'S MAYOR This is
T. H. Norman Jr. mayor of Kil
don't because when they started to
work there weren't places 1o live in
Killeon. But now 1here are and
I Killeen wants its commuters to
know about them—how many there
I are how nice they are where they
are the abundance of sizes and
types available and how much they
But the planners decided they'd
have to do more than just invite a
bunch of people to come and look.
So they got to work. They decided
it would be a good idea to offer an
apartment for six months rent free.
Still that wasn't enough for the
ambitious citizens of Killeen. They
wanted to give more and by golly
Soon the list grew until there
I were six apartments offered free
of rent for a half year. And in ad-
to them the furniture people
came through. They offered to fur-
nish the apartments for six months.
I Enough cash was put up to pay
most of the utility bills. There
were shoes pillows sheets wash
and grease jobs taxi service
cleaning and pressing free meals
and a host of other things thrown
into the free hopper. Backers of!
the plan say the whole kit and ka-
bodle you can win amounts toj
$10000 worth of stuff at retail pric
The big day is April 12. Out-of-i
towners register at the Chamber
of Commerce offices at 324 Ave-!
nue D. Negroes register at Marl-i
boro Heights. And that's all they
have to do is sign up and if they're
lucky accept the prizes. There will
be six winners.
The registration cards will be
dropped into a box and a drawing
will be held Monday so there'll be
time to get all the cards in the box.
Winners will be notified by tele
phone if they have a phone or by
They must go to Killeen Wednes
day to accept their gifts.
From there on it's the life of
Riley for the six families.
Sunday April 12
Welcome to Killeen for the Open House •. we invite you to visit our
spacious Killeen Heights addition directly adjacent to the Killeen
city park overlooking the city high up on the crest. Recreational
facilities for all the family safe from traffic hazards.
KILLEEN HEIGHTS ADDITION
Adjoining The Killeen City Park
South of Highway 190—
Directly Across Street From
KILLEEN HEIGHTS ADDITION
Picnic Grounds Swings
The municipal swimming pool construction will soon
be under way. A recent bond issue of $45000 was
passed authorizing the city to build the pool. It
will be located in the city park.
Killeen To Give Away $10000 Sunday
Killeen's municipal city park
will be the location of one of the
most modern swimming pools in
Central Texas. A contract has
been let for the $45000 pool and
completion is expected in early
Voters of Killeen approved the
f45000 bond issue in late Febru
ary which will enable the city to
build the "metered" pool. Since
all competitive swimming is done
in metered distances the pool is
being constructed so that it will
meet the specifications of all state
and national contests.
The pool is designed to be a
SECOND ARMORED While the Second Armored division now stationed in Germany was at Hood
the big army post was made a permanent military installation. The Second was trained at Hood and
this shot shows the soldiers as they passed through Temple en route to their port of embarkation.
Swimming Pool For Killeen Due In July
practical one. It will be fan
shaped with the deep end at the
smaller end of the fan and the
shallow part will take in the larg
er part of the fan. A wading pool
is also being build for the chil
The most modern state-approv
ed filtration system is being in
stalled designed to give a maxi
mum of water purity. Other struc
tures will include a bath house
dressing rooms and a concessions
The pool will be a major addi
tion to the greatly improved city
park. The 30 acres already in
CAR PORTS OR GARAGE
SHOWER & TUBS
Range & Refrigerator
601 Estelle Phone 3525
Killeen Heights Apartments
606 Sutton Drive Phone 3522
KILLEEN OPEN HOUSE
clude barbecue pits tables and
benches send boxes swings and
slides a small lake tennis courts
model airplane flying area and
numerous flowers^ shrubs and
The section crew which laid the
rails for the Santa Fe tracks
through Killeen in the early days
was headed by Bill Burks. He
later built a gin in Killeen and
with his sons operated it for
HIGH ELEVATI0H ABOVE CITY OF KILLEEN
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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/m1/17/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.