The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 23, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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THE WYLIE NEWS
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Working For The Wylie Of Today—jPlanni
JE, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, T1
Planning For The Wylie Of Tomorrow
THURSDAY, MARCH ' 23," 1 <i:>0
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Valentin A. Gubiehev the con-
victed Communist spy wns aboard
a Polish ship headed for his native
Russia. There will be no tears
shed in this country unless they
are by his partner in question,
Miss Judith Coplon.
After his conviction, Gubiehev
suddenly took a bad ease of "home
sickness", rather than serve his
sentence of fifteen years in prison.
He is being sent back to Russia
at the expense of the United
Nations. The United States foots
forty percent of the expense
incurred by the U.N. and so we
will be paying a good portion of
his fare home.
We think it would bo a good
idea to take him just sixty per-
cent of the way home and then
throw him off because we know
that would be somewhere on the
The Detroit Chamber of Com-
merce recently prepared an art-
icle which contains "Food for
In 1923 a very important meet-
ing was held the the Edgewater
Beach Hotel in Chicago. Attend-
ing this meeting were ten of the
world's most successful financ-
iers. Those present were:
The president of the largest in-
dependent steel company.
The president of the largest
The president of the largest
The greatest wheat speculator.
The President of the New York
A member of the President's
The greatest "bear" on Wall
The head of the world's greatest
The President of the Bank of
"Certainly we must admit that
t) here were gathered a group of
the world's most successful men
—at least men who had found the
secret of "making money." Over
twenty-five years later, let's see
where those men arc:
The President of the largest
independent steel company —
CHARLES SCHWAB—died in
bankrupt and lived on borrowed
money for five years before his
The President of the greatest
Utility company — S A M U E L
INSUL—died n fugitive from jus-
tice and penniless in a foreign
The President of the largest gas
in now insane.
The greatest wheat speculator
—A R T H U R—C UTTON died
The President of the New York
Stock Exchange — RICHARD
WHITNEY— was recently releas-
ed from Sing Sing Prison.
The member of the President's
Cabinet—ALBERT FALL— was
pardoner from prison so he could
die at home.
The great "bear" On Wall St-
The head of the world's great-
est monopoly—IVOR KRUECER
—died a suicide.
The President of the Internat-
ional Settlements—LEON F'RA-
SER—died a suicide.
From looking at the past and
the present it is not hard to see
that all of these men learned
well the art of making money,
but not one of them learned to
The above story can be summed
up in a short verse from the
Bible which says, "For what shall
it profit a man if he shall gain
the whole world and lose his own
Sometime when you have noth-
ing better to do you might try
repeating the following three
1 times rapidly, "Is this a Zyther*"
Contracts in FuIlculz«nNofTwmoriMm
Swing at Dam-Site
Work on the $16-million-dollar
Lavon Reservoir was in full swing
this week, as three contractors
were preparing to get started full
blast within the next few days.
J. W. Moorman & Son wore
going ahead with the task of
Baptist Church Plans
Beginning April 9
Rev. J. C. Daily, pastor of the
Wylie Baptist Church, announced
a fourteen day revival will begin
April 9 in the Baptist Church.
This meeting will be in keep-
ing with the Simultaneous Re-
vivals planned in all churches
who are members of the Southern
Baptist Association composed of
several Southern States.
Further details will be told
at a later date.
Rev. R. D. Nance Will
Be Replaced April 5
By Rev. Noel Brooks
The many friends of Rev. R. D.
Nance, pastor of the Wylie
Assembly of God, were sorry
to hear that he has tend-
ered his resignation effective
April 5. Rev. Nance has served
this church for the past 5 years.
He will be seeking a wider field
of service by entering into evan-
gelistic preaching. Rev. and Mrs. J
Nance and Richard will be!
missed by their many friends.
in and around Wylie.
The new pastor, Rev. Noel \
Brooks, will move here the fol-
lowing week from Wichita Falls, j
Rev. Brooks has been actively
engaged in evangelistic work for
a number of years.
Mr, and Mrs. Clyde Potts were
week end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Will Jackson in Jacksonville, Tex
Friday afternoon visitors in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Wylie
Hackler were George Hackst-
and his sister, Mrs. Mittie Dempsy
Mi1, and Mrs. C. W. Potts and
Tommy were week end visitors
in Tyler, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. N. II. Watson of
Dallas were visitors last week of
Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Hacker.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ilackler
were Sunday visitors with his pa-
rents, Mr and Mrs. J, W Hack-
Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs.
John Edgington were Mr. and
Mrs. E, V. Edgington of Tyler,
Mrs John Johnston of Greenville,
and Mr. and Mrs. James Edging-
Mrs. Lela Mayo of Dallas was
Mrs. Melvin Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Newton and
TommieJaek of Dallas spent Sun-
day with Mr, and Mrs. Jim Bar-
building the embankment up to
required 09-i't. height. Their por-
tion of the contract, which called
for excavation for the spillway,
has been completed.
Officials and laborers for the
Wester-Burnett Construction Co.
have moved to Wylie and are
making progress with their clear-
ing contract. The Denison firm
was awarded a contract for par-
tial clearing ol' the timber on land
to be used for the reservoir. A-
mount of the contract was ap-
proximately $144,000,000. Other
contracts for the rest of the
clearing will be let at later dates.
The Texas Construction Co.,
holders of contracts for the con-
crete work on the project, were
getting things in shape to get
down to serious business. Some
additional excavation for the spill-
way was nearing completion, at
which time the firm will begin
installation of forms for the 50,000
cubic yards of concrete to be used
in the spillway structure.
Herman M. Rickman. Field
Cashier for the Texas Construc-
tion Co., along with Superinten-
dents J. M. Curry and D. L. Mur-
rell, have been in Wylie for sev-
eral weeks supervising prelimin-
ary work under their contract.
Final completion date of the
project will be in 1952. officials
estimate. The construction phase
of the project has been under the
supervision of the U. S. Army
J. J. Hollomon Dies
Buried Here Friday
Funeral services were held at
3 o'clock Friday afternoon in the
Methodist Church for John James
Hollomon, long time resident and
businessman of Wylie. Mr.
Hollomon passed away Thurday
morning in his home here at 7 o'-
clock following illness of several
Mr. Hollomon was born May 3,
1868 in Tennessee and was the
son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
John Hollomon. He was known
as one of Wylie's oldest business
men as there are few others liv-
ing who had been in business in
Wylie for a longer length of time.
It. became necessary about 2 years
ago for him to retire. His wife has
carried on his business in the
Hollomon Drug Store.
Mr. Hollomon has been a
resident of Wylie for the past
sixty years and leaves a host of
friends. He is survived by his
wife; three daughters, Mrs. Velma
Hood of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Maxine
Kernion of Amarillo and Mi's.
Marcia Stone of Garden Grove.
California: two sons Harry K.
Hollomon of Yuma, Arizona, and
Dr. J. J. Hollomon, Jr. of Edna,
Texas; two brothers, Amos
Hollomon of Athens, Tenn. and
Owen Hollomon of Ten Mile,
Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
Two daughters preceded him
Spring Weather Accelerates New
Building And Home Construction
Busine: « and residential con- tion and three new business
struction was in full swing in buildings were started in the
Wylie this week, as the spring I main section ol' the city.
weather promised to bring about | John L. Bostie, who recently
even more action along this front. I purchased the three lots on the
Nine houses were either under j east ,-.ide of Ballard Street from
construction or nearing com pie- J. R. Eaves, H. R. Bisby and W. F.
Pictured above are more of the "younger genera-
tion" upon which Wylie depends for the future.
Top Row, Left to Right: Elaine Harrison, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Harrison; Anita Harrison, also
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. \. E. Harrison. :mrl Frankie
Ann Read, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Read.
liottom Row. Left to Right: Linda Carol Collins
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Collins; Joel Rahb, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rahb. and Darkne Klinghill, dau-
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Klinghill.
First, Second Grade
Good Gitizens Glub
The Good Citizens Club of the
first and second grades of the
Wylie Elementary School met Fri-
! day, March 17. The second grade
i gave the following program:
The good Citizens chosen
for the week from the first
grade were Darlene Klingbeil,
Danny Cooper, Celeta Taylor and
I Second Grade Good Citizens of
the week were Jim LeMastcr-:.
Larry Turner, Ronnie Groves, Di-
ana Parker, Shirley McCormick
end Geraldine Campbell.
The vlub was happy to welcome
Mrs. Parker as guest. The second
I grade served refreshments to the
New '50 Gar License
Deadline Draws Near
Last week was the largest
in the number of motor vehicles
ri gisterations in the tax office
since the season opened. Collec-
tor Kerr Crosswhite stated.
Little relief was seen between i
i av and the April 1st deadline j
>ince there are between .• ix unci
seven thousand yet to be register- >
In order to avoid waiting in
long lines-longer than those that j
how form in the office, vehicle i
owners are being urged to got j
thei: license tags as soon a 1
possible. There is ; certainly that
there .' ill be larger crowds in 1he
final few days of registration.■
In order to register the vehicleI
for 1950 the owner must have the j
preceding years receipt and the
title of ownership.
MISS BEULAH HALL lu-
Miss Flora Branch spent the | Miss Flora Branch \ i sited in
weekend in Grand Prairie visit- Garland Monday with her si ter.
ing Mr. and Mrs. H. J, Branch Mrs. Ophelia Frederick,
and family. Roy Hall and Gu> Rici irds
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Wilson of were ill several days during the
Commerce were visiting in Wylie Past week with the flu.
| over the week end as guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davis.
Mike Kincaid of Dallas spent
; the weekend in Wvlie with her
i grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. N
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Justiss and
Larry were visiting here last
week end from Dallas as tlu
Among those from out of town
attending the funeral services of
j. j. Hollomon were Mr. and Mrs.
W.T. Carrol, Mr and Mrs on
Mrs James F Tthrealt, Dr. and
Mrs. M.C. Jackson all of Callas;
Leeton Hillis, Longvicw and Mr
and Mrs. A. T. Burton of Garland
Dr. and Mrs. P. F. Brooks and
Mrs S. M. McDonald attended
guests of her parents, Mr. and , , . ,.
the revival meeting at the Mur-
Mrs. Clyde Potts.
Mr. and Mrs. Arvcl Wilson and
daughter of Garland were Sunday
visitors of relatives here.
phy Methodist Church Sunday
Saturday night visitors in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hall;
Attend Church Sukiday
VOLUME 3 - NUMBER 1
News Begins Third Year
You will notice this issue of the News is Volume
Number 1 which means that "Your Home Town Taper"
is beginning its third year of weekly visits,in your home.
We hope it will have many, many more anniversaries.
Cooperation, from the big majority, has been excel-
lent. Your local merchants who consistently" advertise
in (his paper are greatly responsible for keeping the
paper in existence. If you appreciate a paper in our
town tell these merchants.
Many of you might be reminded that your subscrip-
tion is due to be renewed. Subscription rates in Collin
County are $1.50 a year and out of the county the paper
costs $1.75 per year. Mail your chcck today so you will
not miss an issue.
We invite each of you to turn in your news items ench
week. Remember It takes everybody's news to make a
newspaper. We welcome all news items.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Eldridge were Mr. and Mrs Goincs 1. >yman I
and family of McKinney and Mrs. of Fort Worth and Mr. and Mrs !
Lorena Young were the Sunday Roy Phillips of Bangs. Texas, j
guests of Mrs. S. (). Hall. Mrs. John Sham attended the !
Leeton Hillis of Longview was concert of Ruth Rutherford at ,
in Wylie for the week end visiting Scott Hall in Dallas Thursday
relatives. as the guest of the Park Cities
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Snow of. Music Club.
Garland were week end visitors Mrs. Warner and Miss Hoy
of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Thrasher. Wharton have returned to Wylie
Mr. and Mrs. George Toone and | a'ter a visit in Dallas last w.-k
daughters and Mrs. W H Moss with Mrs- I,,la Murphy and a
were Sunday guests of Mr. and' wekend trip to Denton when they
Mrs. M. S. Moss
Mrs Joe LaBarba and Nancy
of Dallas were Wylie visitors Sat
urday. Mrs. LaBarba is the former
Billie Williams of Wylie.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R Anderhub
and daughter of Dallas were week
end guests of his mother, Mr*
Mr. and Mrs. Wood row Sachse
and Donnie of Garland were Sun-
day visitors of Mr. and Mrs. R.
John Blaloek underwent a ton-
Mrs. Mac Cokrcll.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Stone
of Garden Grove, California are
the proud parents of a son born
March 10, 1950. Mrs. Stone is the
silleetomy in Dallas on Thursday, former Miss Marcia Hollomon,
He was brought back to his home daughter of Mrs. J. J. Hollomon,
with Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Johnson and the late Mr. Hollomon, who
on Friday. , passed away March 16.
Celebrates 52 Years
Of Service Tuesday
A man who has given fiftv-two
years of service to his community
and to his fellow-man celebrated
his anniversary Tuesday. Fifty-
two years may be but a short
span as time is measured in this
fast age, but fifty-two years in I
the field of medicine is some-1
That man was Dr. George P. |
Maynard, who Tuesday marked
lip 52 years of service to the peo- (
pi of Wylie, Clear Lake and Cul-1
looka. And more than a few of
his friends and neighbors paused
to say a kind work or to offer I
a good wish for many more years.
There were flowers, too, placed
in the office by well-wishers who j
found him at his desk at the us-
ual time on the day of his an-
If was in 1 Rf)7 when George P. '
Maynard. then a young man. pas- J
sod the Congressional Board of i
Medical Examiners, and was li-1
censed to practice medicine in the I
state of Texas. Prior to that ex- I
aminat.iun he had attended a'
medical school in Fort Worth,
second such school established in]
His next stop was Clear Lake
where he began practice in 1898.
Oddly enough. Dr. Maynard's first'
patient h a local resident today.
He is Steve H. Hillis. retired trier-
chant, who has remained a life-,
Ion;.' friend. At that time he lived
in Clear Lake.
After taking care of the ills and
aches of the Clear Lake people
for seven years, he moved to
Culleoka where he practiced for
But the bright, lights of the city
beckoned him, and in 1011 he de-
cided to move to Wylie, which was
a fast growing village at that
time. When he came to Wylie,!
he found enough doctors for a j
convention, including Drs. Butler,
Staples, Kreymer, Maxwell and!
Brooks, the latter having just re-
cently come to Wylie from Ken-
tucky. The works of these men |
through the years left their marks
on the community, and of the five
only Df. Brooks remains.
Tuesday, the Doctor was ready
to admit that the greatest event,
in his life took place in July of
1000. Then he married a young
Clear Lake girl by the name of
Miss Cora Addington, who has i
been at his side all these years,
through the good times and the i
(jad times, through prosperity and i
through depression. Naturally.
Mrs. Mavnard came in for a share
of the feliciatntions, and she was
there Tuesday afternon to help
her husband at the office, as is
her usual custom.
The Maynards have four chil-
dren. The\ are Ogle Maynard of
Dallas; Mrs. Eva Watson and
Mrs. Ruth Roper, both of New
Orleans. La.; and Mrs. Esther Ed-
wards of Wylie They have eight
Dr. Maynard not onl\ took care
of the suffering needs of human-
ity, but through the years ho
found time to devote much of his
i attention to the civic affairs of
! his Community. A former Mayor
of the City of Wylie, and a past
member of the school board, he
gave hours and hours of his time
in the interest of a better com-
munity. H< has maintained an ac-
tive interest in the affairs of his
Lyman D. Robinson
Lions Speaker On
Lvman D. Robinson, County
Superintendent of Schools, was the
principal speaker at the regular
meeting of the Wylie Lions
Club, held Thudsday night at the
Methodist Church Annex.
Mr. Robinson brought a most
informative talk on the operation
of county schools under the re-
cently-enacted Gilmer-Aikin leg-
islation. He pointed out the bene-
fits under the program, and also
tailed attention to some defects
in the new set up which need to
Listed as a few of the benefits
as a result of the new legislation
were the improved health pro-
gram available to all of the
schools, the addition of jnusic in-
structors, and the exceptional
children's program. The speaker
also called attention to the fact
that the economy of Collin Coun-
ty was affected by the addition of
a number of new teachers and by
the substantial increase in teach-
ers" salaries as a result of the
Mr. Robinson was introduced by
R. F, Hartroan. Superintendent of
W v 1 i e schools. L i o n President
John Edgington presided.
Free Texas Highway
Mans Offered Just
For The Asking
Austin,—Want to know the best
rente frotri Boca Chica to Tex-
Motorists may have the latest
official Texas Highway map just
for the asking.
D. C. Greer, state highway en-
gineer, states that the 1950 map
is the best ever published. Any-
one desiring a free copy should
contact the Tcxa Highway De-
The highway department dis-
tributed three hundred thousand
Copies of the 1940 edition. An
even larger demand for the new
map is anticipated.
IN CASE OF FIRE
Duncan, began construction this
week on three buildings. The
structures are to be of concrete,
tile and brick, and are due to be
completed around May 1. Size?
of the buildings are to be 28-feet
wide by 60-feet deep.
Continued demand for housing
has spurred the building of
new homes within the city. Just,
completed by the Wylie Develop-
ment Co. in the Fairview Add-
ition is a lovely five-room house
with car port. Of modern design,
the house is most attractive and
has drawn a number of visitors
the past few days.
Located in the northwest part
; of town on the recently completed
FM road 544 is the new house
j built by R. G. French. This prop-
erty is to be for rent, and has
just been finished.
J. A. and W. D. Green are put-
ting finishing touches on two
small houses on Highway 73,
adjacent to the Green Laundry.
These are very attractive and
J will be used as rental apartments.
Mr. end Mrs. Melvin Douthitt
have a lovely five-room house
nearing completion in the south-
west section of town. M. S. Moss
is the contractor on this house,
which has a breezeway and at-
Also well on the way toward
completion is the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. LaCour located on
Highway 78, just north of the
John Green home.
Two new homes, which have
just begun, are those of Mr, and
Mrs. John M. Pelton and Rev.
and Mrs Cleo Housewright The
Pelton home is to be located just
south of the Willie Hamilton home
whil the I louse w rip!,is are build-
ing on their lot adjacent to iheir
home. This house will be used as
Another addition to the city's
list of homes is the one moved
into town by John L. Bostic. This
house has been moved to the
property formerly owned by Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Edwards in the
| west part of town. Mr' Bostie
plans numerous improvements to
the property within the next few
Economist Will Speak
Ty Timm, nationally known e-
conomist along agricultural lines,
has agreed to hold a session in
McKinney on the afternoon of
March 23, 1950 at the McKinney
Chamber of Commerce directors
| room. This meeting will last on
hour and will begin at 1:30 p. m.
City Wide Clean-Up Day Set
For April 18 By Lions Club
MAYNARD, Page 4
An all-out offensive on trash,
dirt and rubbish is in the making
for Wylie. according to plans an-
nounced this week by John
Edgington, President of the Wylie
Lions Club. Members of
the Board of Directors of that
organization, in a meeting held
School Lunch Room
Lauded By Supervisor
Mrs Barclay, the area lunch
room superv isor, visited the Wylie
School Cafeteria last week and
; expressed high approval of the
: lunchroom program. She stated
I that the meals were more than
' adequate and that they are it-
tractively and appetizingly
The lunchroom is under the lo-
; cal supervision of Miss Mary E.
I Evans, teacher of home econ-
omics in the Birmingham High
Tuesday night, voted unani-
mously to sponsor a city-wide
Cleanup Dav on Tuesday. April
A committee was appointed to
work out the details of the plan
and to contact the various organ-
isations of the city to ask their
cooperation and assistance in
making the day a success. This
committee is composed of Guy
Richards. Hal Mullins and Minor
Merchants of the city will he
asked to close their places of bus-
iness at 12 o'clock on Tuesday.
April 18. for the remainder of th<
Residential sections will take
part along with the business dist-
Expected to assist in this
huge undertaking are the Lions
Club, the Wylie Garden Club,
the Volunteer Fire Department,
and the entire student body
of both the Birminglam High
School and the Wylie Elementary
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