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THROUGH THE PAGES OF THE MONITOR
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Sharon Elaine Gill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rogers of
Naples, was to be one of eight models from Neiman-Marcus, to
appear with Bob Hope and other celebrities at Dallas Memorial
Auditorium ... Alicia Hampton was honored with a surprise pink and
blue shower... A large can of tomatoes was a dime at Fleming's
Grocery in Naples ... Lenoy Slider visited his family in Simms ... Sandra
Nance and Patricia Hampton were attending classes at Texarkana
College ... A ten-hour course in radiological monitoring was being
taught by Charles Betty in Morris County.
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Paula Wyninegar and Jerry Ray Tigert had named their wedding
attendants ... Mark Dodson, Danny Green and Jimmy Hart all had
bicycles stolen ... Hamburger meat was 490 per pound at Boozer's
Food Store in Omaha ... Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Morris, formerly of Naples,
were to observe their golden wedding anniversary... A one-pound bag
of pinto beans was 100 at Foster's Grocery in Naples ... A new pastor,
the Rev. Bob Bishoff, had been assigned to the Naples First United
Methodist Church ... Wisconsin hoop cheese was 590 a pound at the
Netco store in Naples.
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Ora Lee Whitecotton Clubb was honored with a pink and blue
shower at the home of Anne Anthony ... Fielding Huddleston,
head football coach at Pewitt for 16 years, was to be honored at
'Fielding Huddleston Night' at the Naples Motor Inn after being named
'coach of the year'... Ronnie Jean Page and Mrs. Bill Steward each
received half of the prize money offered by the Naples Chamber of
Commerce for a slogan for Naples. They both submitted, "Naples - Try
It! You'll Like It!" ... Elaine Rogers was to serve again as drum
majorette for the Pewitt band and majorettes included Carolyn May,
Cindy Daniel, Jackie Smith, Robin Richards, DeAnna Roberts and
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Darla Davlin, bride-elect of Eddie Glen Ragland, was honored with
a lingerie shower... Renay Price was to compete in the Southern
States Pageant in Ft. Worth ... Dick Lawing, veteran law officer and
former Morris County deputy, had been hired by the City of Omaha as
a part-time night patrolman ... The first meal was served at the Naples
'meal-a-day' center for area senior citizens ... Red delicious apples
were 390 a pound at Netco in Naples ... Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Canant
received the Jonquil Garden Club's 'yard of the month' award.
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Kim Teeters was named to the Texarkana College president's
honor roll... Kent Huddleston was awarded his BBA degree in
marketing from the University of Texas at Austin ... Christi Wright,
Jamie Shew and Kim Hall were candidates for the title of Junior Miss
Naples ... Ron Cowan of Daingerfield won his bid to become judge of
Morris County... The Rev. Bob Oden was the new pastor of the Rocky
Branch Baptist Church ... A reunion, after ten years, had been planned
by the Pewitt High graduating class of 1972.
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Charles Eugene (Chucky) Ham and Lorita Joy Shepherd were
honored at commencement exercises with the annual Paul H.
Pewitt awards ... Homecoming activities for the Centerpoint School
were to be hosted at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Omaha ... A
jumbo roll of paper towels was 690 at Northeast Texas Foods in
Omaha ... Scottie Lanier presented a program of piano music at the
home of Mrs. Alice Davis of Omaha ... Homegrown squash was 490
a pound at Kwik-Stop in Naples ... "Harry and the Hendersons" was
showing at Cinema IV in Mt. Pleasant.
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Tracy Ranes was awarded his BS degree in education at Stephen
F. Austin State University ... Sandra Brown was celebrating her
50th birthday ... Toni Granberry and Adam Cobb were recipients of the
Paul H. Pewitt awards at graduation ceremonies ... Lettuce was 390
a head at Kwik-Stop ... The First National Bank at Omaha announced
the return of Marilyn Smith Williams as branch manager... "Fern Gully"
was the premiere attraction at the Morris Theater in Daingerfield ...
Stuart Smith was awarded his bachelor of arts degree at Baylor
University ... A seven-ounce package of spaghetti was selling at four
for$1 at Vinyard's in Naples.
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Dujuana Turner-Warren was elected secretary-treasurer and
Randy Clayton was named president of the Pewitt Endowment
Fund board of directors ... Marlene and Kerry Hicks had moved their
flower and gift shop to a new location after being at the old one for ten
years ... John Sperry and Miranda Martin won the Paul H. Pewitt
awards at high school graduation ... Frances Jeanette Harrison was
celebrating her 50th birthday ... A "flow of gold" pushed the Pewitt
Special Olympics basketball team to a state championship ... Annual
homecoming activities were planned at the New Hope Seventh-Day
Adventist Church at Marietta ... A '91 Ford pickup was the John Paul
Jones Motors special of the week priced at $6,950 ... "Jurassic Park"
and "Gone Fishing" were features at Cinema V in Mt. Pleasant, while
"Anaconda" and "The Fifth Element" were showing at the Morris Twin-
Cinema at Daingerfield.
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Teresa Flemming and Russell Kelley were honored with the
annual Paul H. Pewitt awards at graduation ceremonies ... A
"Read Across Texas" program was planned for youngsters at the
Naples Library ... "Spiderman" and "Enough" were features at Cinema
V and showing at the Morris Twin-Cinema were "The New Guy" and
"The Scorpion King"... Ellis Shirey was to be honored with a reception
on his 90th birthday ... Ryan Jarrell, grandson of Reita and Frank
Clayton, was an honor graduate at North Lamar High School in Paris
... A big "red tag" sale was in progress at Sandlin Motors in Mt.
Pleasant... Kami Tomberlain and Russ Alexander were planning a
reunion for the Pewitt class of 1982.
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Virginia Sue Knighten posed for a photo beside one of the Naples
"2-Hour Parking" signs on Naples' Main Street after the city
council renewed the ordinance ... John Davis, a Pewitt graduate, was
presented a scholarship from the Morris County Retired School
Employees Association ... Janet Sue Tucker grinned at a ribbon
cutting as the new MF Fine Art Gallery was officially opened in Omaha
... "Spiderman 3" and "The Invisible" were showing at the Morris Twin-
Cinema and features at Cinema V included "Shrek 3", "Knocked Up"
and "Ocean's Thirteen"... Joe Clifton took part in a ribbon cutting for
his S-Mart opening ... Andra Clay and Jerome Elder were two of the
new officers at an installation ceremony for the Eastern Star chapter
at Omaha ... Vacation Bible School was planned at the First United
Methodist Church in Naples and Carabeth Luckey was in charge.
MEN'S COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
AT NAPLES METHODIST CHURCH
Meetings are at 6:45 a.m., on Wednesdays at the fellowship
hall of the First United Methodist Church in Naples.
All area men are invited to attend.
Guest speakers are featured each week.
Learning the farming business
Cotton and watermelon were the big money-making crops back in the 1920s and '30s and this
group of aspiring young farmers made up the 1928 Naples High School agriculture class. The
students probably learned more than just how to raise crops though and studied about cows,
horses, hogs and other farm animals. Seated, left to right, on the front row were Robert
Floyd, Joe Cole, Reid McMichael, Bill Hooper, J. B. Tuck, Wesley Higgins, unidentified, and
Houston Brown. Making up the second row were Comer Kennedy, Bernice Knight, Horace
Hampton (standing), Herbert Martin, Nathan Hervey and Don Tohill. Standing in the back row
were Robert Harwell, Randolph Wortham, William Robison, unidentified, R. C. Ballard, Olin
Floyd, August Lewis, Earl Scaff, Tom Purifoy and F. L. Pool, the class teacher. O&Y photo
by Bartee Haile
Gov. Hobby declares martial law in Galveston
Meeting behind closed doors with William P. Hobby on Jun. 2,
1920, worried Galveston business leaders begged the governor to do
something before striking dockworkers strangled the Island economy.
Will Hobby was elected lieutenant governor six years earlier at the
politically tender age of 26. When controversial James E. Ferguson
was removed from office in September 1917, the Beaumont newspa-
perman became the youngest governor in Lone Star history.
Though never strong statewide, organized labor packed a powerful
punch in Galveston after the First World War. The decisive union vote
produced a bumper crop of city officials, who were expected to return
The International Longshoremen's Association struck for higher
wages in March 1920 and quickly paralyzed Atlantic and Gulf Coast
shipping. The 1,600 members of the Galveston ILA local, employees
of Morgan and Mallory Lines, joined the walkout and brought the busy
harbor to its knees.
When non-union laborers showed up in May to move the mountain
of accumulated freight, pitched battles were fought on the picket line.
Luckless "scabs" caught it coming and going. Beaten in broad daylight
by the strikers, pro-union police then arrested them for vagrancy.
Racial tensions shortened the fuse on the dangerous powder keg.
The ILA majority was black, while most of the strikebreakers were
white. After the opening round of violence, vigilante groups formed on
A mob attack on the Houston interurban, a trolley line connecting
Galveston with the mainland, brought in the Texas Rangers. Citing the
chaotic conditions in the city, the famed lawmen requested reinforce-
Following the Jun. 2 emergency meeting, Gov. Hobby took the bull
by the horns and gave Galveston officials 72 hours to put their house
in order or face martial law. The legislature backed up the ultimatum
with a $100,000 appropriation to cover the cost of a possible occupa-
The mayor of Galveston called the governor's bluff. In a terse
telegram, he laid his rebellious cards on the table and challenged
Hobby to make good his threat.
Bright and early on Monday, Jun. 7, 1920, the governor declared
Galveston to be under an immediate state of martial law. Wthin hours
over 500 citizen troops, most World War I combat veterans, patrolled
the streets, and by the middle of the week a thousand National
Guardsmen were camped on the beach.
City commissioners protested the action as "the biggest outrage
ever perpetuated on a peaceful city," but most residents welcomed the
return of law and order. The Galveston News, which praised the
intervention, extended a tongue-in-cheek invitation to upstate Texans
to come and enjoy not only "the finest surf bathing in the world, but also
the nicest martial law on earth."
Under the watchful eye of the National Guard, the idle docks came
to life. Waiting ships were loaded, and the crisis seemed to pass.
The Guard contingent was cut in half in early July, and the end of
military rule appeared imminent. However, strike-inspired mayhem
flared again, and as usual the police looked the other way.
Angered by the brazen defiance, Hobby cracked down hard. The
Galveston chief of police and his entire department were suspended,
and the beefed-up Guard assumed all law enforcement duties.
Criticism of the occupation was not confined to Galveston city hall.
Assailed as unwanted invaders, the military authorities were a daily
target of the Houston Press. Brigadier General Jacob F. Wolters, the
Guard commander, was sarcastically nicknamed "King Jake" and
In retaliation a thin-skinned National Guard officer ordered the
arrest of Press editor G.V. Sanders. The result was a bizarre episode
right out of a slapstick comedy.
On the evening of Aug. 30, three plainclothes Guardsmen ap-
peared miles out of their jurisdiction at the front steps of the Houston
Country Club. Answering an anonymous summons, the unsuspecting
Sanders was suddenly seized by the trio.
Several Houston notables, including the mayor and city attorney,
responded to the editor's screams. By the time the Guardsmen
produced the warrant for his arrest on the charge of "circulating
incendiary articles," the fast-thinking newspaperman squirmed loose
and sprinted for home across the golf course.
After four months of martial law, Hobby and the apologetic city
fathers finally came to terms. Relinquishing control of the Island to the
Rangers, the Guardsmen boarded a couple of chartered trains and
waved goodbye to the hundreds of grateful Galvestonians who came
to see them off.
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A TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY'S SUMMER
7 a.m. — get up
7-15 a.m. — look for worms
8 a.m. — family breakfast
8:30 a.m. — go by Bobby's
9:00 a.m. — go fish/n'
11:30 a.m. — collect bottles
Noon — family lunch
1:30 p.m. — build tree house
2:30 p.m. — go swimming
4:30 p.m. — play baseball
6 p.m. — family supped
7 p.m. — play baseball
9 p.m. — hide 'n' seek
10:30 a.m — get up
10:32 a.m. — play video games
Noon — pizza & soda pop
12:01 p.m. -- play videogames
2:30 p.m. — donuts & candy
3:00 p.m. — play videogames
5:00 p.m. — pizza & soda pop
5:25 p.m. — play videogames
8:30 p.m. ~ ice cream & candy
^>j45 p.m. — play video games
lidnight — pizza & soda pj
i:15 a.m. -- play video gc
ka.m. — i^flH^Hfetone
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