The Naples Monitor (Naples, Tex.), Vol. 82, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 24, 1969 Page: 1 of 8
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Serving North Morris County and its neighbors
Sandra Childress and the horse
she showed at the North East
Texas Quarter Horse Show here
last Saturday had the laugh on all
the horses in the stallion class
except one. Blue Siemon was named
Grand Champion in the class with
the laughing Phantom Jet. The
horse is owned by John Jones
of Smithfield, N. C.., and was
named Reserve Champion in the
class of stallions in the show.
Thursday, July 24, 1969 Number 51
Thieves cleaned out the city
water department's warehouse on
highway 338 sometime over the
week end and took with them enough
tools to set ud shop.
W. L. DodJ , city water super-
intendent, noticed the burglary
Monday morning when he opened
He said the thieves had climbed
the six-foot chain link fence, gone
over barbed wire at the top of
the fence and gained entry to the
building by bending fan blades on
an attic fan mounted in the side
of the warehouse.
An early check showed that a
chain saw, battery charger, a case
of motor oil, two hammers, some
screw drivers, a socket wrench
set, some box-end wrenches and
a new set of signal lights for a
truck were missing.
Dodson said the burglary
probably took place either Saturday
night or Sunday night.
He said the thieves were con-
siderate enough to bend the fan
blades back to their proper position
Two Naples scouts
attend swim camp
Two Naples Boy Scouts were
among the NeTseO Trails Council
Annual Aquatic Camp for advanced
swimmers at Dierks Boy Scout
Camp last week.
The camp was held for boys
from the 12 county area in the
Gary Walters and Tony Gibson
participated with 3o other scouts
in the week-long program.
They spent the week in courses
of intensive training in life saving,
swimming, canoeing, rowing and
scout life guard requirements.
All-Stars lose playoff
Bob Whitener, the Naples
weather enthusiast, said the tem-
perature in Naples reached 105
degrees one day last week.
He left his weather equipment
set up while he and Mrs. Whitener
visited some sick relatives in
Beaumont from Sunday through
His equipment showed that the
thermomoter reached the 105 high
on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.
Whitener said he didn't know
which day it was but it was the
highest temperature so far this
summer for Naples.
"It's not whether you win or
lose, but how you play the game"
is what Eddie Smitherman might
have said Sunday morning.
He may even want to change
his tactics about "how you play
Smitherman had the only serious
injury following that softball g, me
between the Methodist and Baptist
men Saturday night.
He made a run at home plate
from third base and did a real
di-do sliding in.
Most of the fans watching thought
the slide was on purpose but a bat
left at the plate under his foot
caused the spill and a broken bone
in his arm.
Another game is being talked up
by the two groups just as soon as
all the strained backs, pulled liga-
ments and sore muscles are back
The game Saturday night gave
boys that played Little League and
Pony League baseball a chance
to yell at the people that have
been yelling at them all year.
Lots of spectators were on hand
for the game and if you had heard
the score you might have thought
it was a wild contest.
The Methodists didn't have the
highest acore. They scored 18
runs and the Baptists managed
to get a couple more.
The baseball playoffs for the
Pewitt Little League All-Stars are
over with for another year.
They lost to the East Upshur
All-Stars Friday night in Pittsburg
in a game that went two extra
innings because of a tie.
Final score for the game with
Pewitt losing was 6-5.
The Pewitt team had won the
first game in the series 10-3,
lost the second one 2-0, then
lost Friday night.
Manager Buddy Johnson used
three pitchers in the game Friday
Joel Richards started the game
and pitched five innings. He struck
out two, gave up six hits and three
Richards was relieved in the
sixth inning by Mark Dodson who
pitched only that inning and gave
up two hits and one run.
Dan Brown pitched the two extra
innings and only gave up four hits
and also struck out two.
Two runs were charged to him
in the eighth inning.
Bud Hicks was the leading hitter
for the Pewitt team with three
singles at four times at bat. He
also had a stolen base and scored
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STEPHANIE MIZE AND ROYAL DEAL
Turnout heavy for horse show
Stephanie Mize, 15-year old
daughter of a former Naples resi-
dent, rode her horse in four events
in the Northeast Texas Quarter
Horse Show here Saturday and
placed in all four events.
She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Mize of Midlothian and
a niece of Robert Mize of Naples.
She placed first in two events,
second in another and third in one.
She rode a horse named San Saba
The horse is an American Quar-
ter Horse Association champion
with 130 performance points.
Miss Mize won first in the
western riding and registered
barrel races, second in pole bend-
ing and managed to place third
in the ladies barrel race after
knocking down a barrel and losing
Mize had another horse, Royal
Deal, to place in the 1967 Gelding
The horse placed second in the
show here. That made twelve sec-
ond places for the animal to go
with twenty-three firsts, one grand
champion, three reserve cham-
pion and two third places.
Other winners in the Saturday
Grand champion stallion — Blue
Siemon, Rebecca Tyler of Gaines-
Reserve champion stallion —
Phantom Jet, John A. Jones Jr.,
of Smithfield, N. C.
Grand champion mare — Par's
Priscilla, Tyler and Rose of
Reserve champion mare— Hook-
y's Jewel, Tyler and Rose of
Roping — 1st, Diamond Divi-
dend, Mrs. Alma Tamborella of
Junior cutting— 1st, Louiseian,
Louis Brooks of Sweetwater.
Senior cutting-- 1st, Katy Chess,
Houston Clinton of Burnet.
Open cutting — 1st, Swen Sir
17, John Carter of elina.
Junior western ; Leasure — 1st,
Page Boy's Lisa, C. T. Martin
Senior western pleasure — 1st,
Bar P. Straw, Wayne Bell of Ft.
Junior reining — 1st, Diamond
Dividend, Mrs. Alma Tamborella
of Burkville. ,
Senior reining -- 1st, Leo s
Annie Lee, Karen Good of Dallas.
Western Riding — 1st, San Saba
Scooter, Stephanie Mize of Mid-
Pole bending — 1st, Nancy's
Second, Karen Modisett of Long-
Registered barrel race — 1st,
San Saba Scooter, Stephanie Mize
Ladies barrel race — 1st, Mary
Frances Carter of Naples.
Thompson quits as Pewitt coach
Johnny Thompson, a coach at
Pewitt school has resigned his
position here and will be the head
coach at froup, Tex., this year.
He will direct a coaching staff
of four at the Class A A school.
The Troup school moved from
Class A to AA last year and will
be in the same rank this year.
He will be the head football
c )ach and said he would probably
coach some basketball, track, golf
He will also teach math classes
in the school.
Thompson came to Pewitt in 1962
from West Hardin in Saratoga.
While he was here and coached
the ninth grade football team the
team had a record of 38 wins,
19 losses and four ties.
During five of his coaching years
the ninth grade football team played
Class AA ball as a Class A team.
This past year the team won the
district championship with only one
loss in the season.
Thompson was the backfield
coach for Pewitt high school teams
that won district championships
in 1962 and 1963 in Class AA and
Class A titles in 1966, 1967 and
The 1963 team and the 1966
team went to the quarter-finals
in state competition.
The 1962 team that won the title
was the first team in the history of
the school to win a district football
As a track coach his teams won
four district championships and
had competitors in the regional
meet three years and boys win
places in the state track meet
His junior high track team in
1966 won the district and high
school teams under his guidance
won the Class A district title in
1967. 1968 and 1969.
Nine girls compete for "Miss Naples" title Aug. 2
The annual Miss Naples contest
will be held again this year at the
Naples Motor Inn and plans are
being made for the event to be
held around the swimming pool.
The Naples Chamber of Com-
merce sponsored event will be
held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday,
Nine girls have been selected
to participate in the contest this
year for the title of Miss Naples.
They are Vicki Vissering, Sally
Narramore, Becky Jacobs, Karla
Brooks, Kim Best, Jackie Robin-
son, Sue Simpson, Vicki Tidwell
and Myra Kay Jacobs.
The girls will compete in the
traditional swim suit and evening
The talent part of the program
was left out of the contest last year
but has been added back to the pro-
gram this year.
Last year's Miss Naples, Miss
Suzan Womack, will be on hand to
present the crown and flowers to
the winner this year.
A contest for Little Miss Naples
will be held in connection with the
program and is under the direction
of Mrs. Howard Carver.
Miss Myra Kay Jacobs, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Jacobs, will be a senior in Pewitt
High School this fall. She is active
in school work and in the Methodist
Church with the M.Y.F.
At school she was the junior
class favorite, a member of the
National Honor Society, student
council representative, a member
of the annual staff, an officer of
the F.H.A., and member of the
Spanish Club, pep squad and the
She was the second runner-up
to Miss Naples last year.
Her hobbies are fishing and
playing the piano and she plans
to attend college and major in
Miss Karla Brooks, the first
runner-up to Miss Naples last
year, is the d iughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Brooks.
She will be a freshman at East
Texas State Teachers College this
While she was in high school at
Pewitt she was a member of the
pep squad, vice president of the
Future Teachers of America, a
member of the National Honor
Society and National Thespians.
She played on the Interscholastic
League volleyball team and com-
peted in the typing contests.
She was Western Week Queen
nominee and was picked as the
basketball sweetheart this year.
Her favorite hobbies are horse-
back riding, drawing, dancing or
just any sport.
She plans to major in physical
education when she attends college
and would like to be a girl s
Miss Sue Simpson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Simpson,
will be a senior in high school
this fall. She has been active in
high school and was a member
of the pep squad, the National
Thespians, National Honor Society,
student council and annual staff.
She was an F.H.A. officer and
was a member of the Stylettes.
Her hobbies include singing and
She wants to become a great
Miss Vicki Tidwell, a junior in
Pewitt High School this fall, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn
She was a member of the National
Thespians, band and pep squad at
Her hobbies are reading and
talking and she plans to be a dental
Miss Sally Narramore, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Narramore,
an active high school student will
be a junior at Pewitt this fall.
She was active in school with
the student council, Spanish Club,
pep squa^ and choir.
She was a r ember of the National
Honor Society md the Stylettes.
Her favorite hubbies are sewing
and playing the piano and futurfe
plans include i ollege.
Miss Jackie Robinson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Robinson of
Marietta, will be a senior at Pewitt
She was active in the pep squad,
F.H.A., annual staff, National
Honor Society and student council.
Special honors include Western
Week Queen and also best dressed
during western week at the school.
Her favorite hobby is talking
and future ambitions include going
Miss Kim Best, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Best, will
be a junior at Pewitt this fall.
Among her school activities are
being a member of the F.H.A.,
National Thespians, pep squad and
Special honors to her were being
a member of the Stylettes, a class
officer, junior high cheerleader,
junior high football sweetheart,
Western Week Queen when she
was a freshman, and her work
in the M.Y.F. of the Methodist
She plans to major in home
economics and become a writer
or interior decorator.
Her favorite hobbies include her
interest in home economics, swim-
ming and anything that is energetic
Miss Vicki Vissering, the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Vissering,
will be a senior at Pewitt school
She will be head cheerleader for
the pep squad and has been a cheer-
leader one year, a member of the
F.H.A. and secretary and
treasurer of the junior class.
She was Western Week Queen
this past year and was also the
Her favorite hobbies are skiing,
walking and meeting people and
she plans to become an airline
stewardess or a beautician.
Reserve tickets are on sale for
the contest and admission will be
$1.25 for reserve seats
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Craig, Morris G. The Naples Monitor (Naples, Tex.), Vol. 82, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 24, 1969, newspaper, July 24, 1969; Naples, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth329613/m1/1/: accessed December 9, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Atlanta Public Library.