The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 5, 1951 Page: 1 of 6
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
v/yi ' v* - jv
: .V ' - •
'■• . ' "< ' I ■
HE WYLIE NEWS
Working With The Wylie of Today—Planning For The Wylie of Tomorrow
La von Dam
WYLIE COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1951
CLINIC FUND-RAISING DRIVE STARTS SATURDAY
Two School Trustees
To be Elected in
Voters of the Wylie Independent
School District will go to the polls
Saturday to fill t\Vo places on the
Board of Trustees. The election
will be held at the City Hall and
voting hours arc from 8 a. m. until
7 p. m.
In the race for the two vacancies
* on the board are Orville Kreymer
and Grady Turner, both outstand-
ing farmers of the Wylie com-
munity. Retiring board members
who did not seek re-election are
W. E. Williams and Lee Burch.
Burch has served as a trustee
for a number of years, while Wil-
liams has served the unexpired
term of E. Housewright, who re-
signed from the board two years
J. A. Pitts has been named as
the election judge and will choose
Due to the fact there is no op-
position in this year's election, a
light vote was forecast. However,
school officials are urging patrons
to turn out in large numbers to
give a vote of confidence to the
Also to be voted on at the same
time is the post of County School
Trustee-at-Large. In the race for
this position in Chas. Hooper of
Mrs. M. M. Martin
Of PTA tor 1951-52
In the regular April meeting of
the Parent Teachers Association at
the high school Tuesday afternoon,
Mrs. M. M. Martin was elected to
serve as president of that organ-
ization for the year 1951-52. Mrs.
W. E. Williams is the retiring
Other officers elected for the
coming year were Mrs. Joe York,
first vice president; Mrs. Joe Coom-
er, second vice president; Mrs.
Bill Nealy, third vice president;
Mrs. J. W. Akin, Jr., secretary, and
Miss Mary Evans, treasurer.
Jerry Sellers, principal of the
Junior High School in Garland,
spoke to the group on the Proper
Use of Leisure Time. He was ac-
companied by six of his Junior
High School students who present-
ed comedy and musical numbers
for the PTA members.
Progress Made On
Good progress is being made on
the Farm-to-Market road, leading
from the Wylie-Plano Road, west
of town, to Lucas. Favorable weat-
ther has permitted construction
crews to go forward with work on
the road bed for nearly (wo miles
north of the project.
The R. W. McKinney Co. of
Nacogdoches has the contract for
the road, which is to be complet-
ed this summer.
The road will be an important
link in a new Wylie-to-McKinney
thoroughfare, as a portion is also
being built leading from Highway
75 to Forest Grove. When the gap
is completed from Lucas to Forest
Grove, residents of this area will
find the distance approximately
14 miles to McKinney.
Another welcome feature of the
road is that it will get hundreds
of farm people out of the mud,
giving them an all-weather out-
let to town.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Mrs. C. Truett Smith returned
Friday from a ten days stay in
St. Paul Hospital in Dallas where
she underwent autgery.
Black Angus Places Second In Heavy Class
Shown above is the Black Angus steer calf, which placed second
in the Collin County Fat Calf Show last Friday in McKinney, Shown
also are Gene Glasscock, Wylie FFA student and owner of the calf,
and W. W. Barker vocational agriculture teacher in the local schools.
Wylie FFA Calf Takes Second Place in Heavy
Class at Collin County Fat Calf Show Friday
Local Schools To
Give Annual Spring
Concert Friday Night
The Wylie schools will present
their annual Spring Concert at the
grade school auditorium on Friday
night at 7:30.
More than 120 students from the
local schools will participate in
this musical concert under t h e
direction of R. P. Allen, director of
music in the Wylie schools.
An invitation is extended to all
in the community to come and
hear a program of local musical
talent. All proceeds from this pro-
gram will go into a fund to pur-
chase uniforms for the school
R. T. Beamguard to
Give Food Lecture
Here on April 10
R. T. BEAMGUARD, JR.
The Womens Society of Christ-
ian Service at the Methodist
Church will sponsor a lecture on
food, nutrition and health on next
Tuesday, April 10. R. T. Beam-
guard, Jr. will deliver Ihe lecture
at 8 p. m. in the Methodist Annex.
Mr. Beamguard, who represents
Kitchen Craft Laboratories, will de-
liver his interesting and instruc-
tive program free of charge. The
WSCS will receive a donation for
their cooperation in bringing this
educational program to the com-
Free samples of health food will
be given each person present to
hear this program devoted to bet-
ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY
The Black Angus steer calf, be-
longing to Gene Glasscock, was
the second place winner in the
annual Collin County Fat Calf
Show, held Friday in McKinney.
Gene's calf placed third in the
show, winning second in its class.
The calf weighed 805 pounds.
The show is sponsored annually
by the McKinney Chamber of Com-
merce, and this year there were
42 entries, including calves from
all over the FFA chapters in the
Following the Friday morning
judging, the auction sale of the
prize animals was held at 2 o'clock.
Glasscock's calf was purchased by
the First State Bank here at a price
of 45 cents per pound.
Glasscock's prize winner was
purchased last fall from the Allison
herd at Corsicana. It was fed ap-
proximately 195 days and the to-
tal cost of the animal to .the owner
was $304.75. The calf brought
$362.25. Thus, a nice profit was
realized by the FFA student.
Gene is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Glasscock, who reside just
west of town on the Wylie-Plano
road. He is a senior student in
the T. F. Birmingham High School,
and a second-year student in the
vocational department, of which
W. W. Barker is the instructor.
Grand champion of the show
was won by W. M. Gregory of
Piano. It sold for 82 cents a pound.
Reserve champion was won by
Benny Riley of Community. His
Black Angus brought 52 cents a
Family Party to be
Preseted Free in
Piano by Christie's
A free family party has been
planned by Chrisite's, Internation-
al Harvester dealers in Piano, for
Monday, April 9, at the high school
auditorium in Piano.
In announcing plans for the par-
ty, Mr. Christie said that this will
be worth coming miles to see and
hear. There will be a stage pro-
gram presented by stars of stage,
screen and television. There will
also be a movie showing of the
comedy feature, "Woody Wood-
pecker" plus "Animal All Stars,"
featuring animals from the St.
This party is free and has been
planned by Christies to entertain
all the family. There will be no
sales talk at this program.
Your attention is directed an
an invitation to be found else-
where In this paper.
Mrs. Susie Justiss
Buried in Lavon
In Saturday Rites
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie
Lee Justiss were conducted at
2 p. m. Saturday from the Lavon
Community church by Rev. L. G.
Geren and Rev. Saener, pastor of
the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Justiss died Thursday in
Dallas at the home of her daugh-
ter, Miss Ruth Justiss.
Born in August 1889, in Lebanon,
Tennessee, Mrs. Justiss moved to
Texas at the age of nine with her
parents to live in Rockwall coun-
ty. She was married to J. M. Justiss
in 1908. Mr. and Mrs. Justiss lived
in Lavon for many years prior to
his passing in 1946. She had been a
member of the Baptist Church for
Interment was made in the Gar-
land cemetery. Pallbearers were
J. B. Holt, Malcolm Geren, Billy
J. Webb, Bruce Webb, B. P. Ridge-
way and Cecil Joplin.
Survivors include four sons, J. M.
and Johnny C. Justiss of Lavon;
R. D. and Harry Justiss of Dallas;
two daughters, Miss Ruth Justiss,
Dallas; and Mrs. Dan Boenker of
Lewisville; and 16 grandchildren.
Only 25 Ballots
Cast in City Vote
At Tuesday Election
Only twenty-five voters went to
the polls in Tuesday's city election
in one of the lightest turnouts in
the city's history. Only three coun-
cil places were to be filled and no
opposition were the principal
causej^ of the light vote.
Jess Bowden, A. D. Boyd and
John W. Nicholson were elected to
the City Council in the voting, all
three receiving a total of 25 votes
each. Bowden and Boyd were re-
elected, while Nicholson replaces
John Edgington, who was not a
candidate for re-election.
Election judge was Charlie
Smith. He was assisted by Oscar
Houston and J. H. Callaway. The
voting was held in the City Hall.
Pirates Win Opening
Game in Tuesday's
Tilt With Princeton
The Wylie Pirates baseball team
won their season's opener Tues-
day afternoon when they defeated
the Princeton team by a score of
7 to 1.
The Pirates, coached by W. B.
Davis, made five runs in the first
inning. Princeton's only score was
in the sixth inning.
Don Massoud, pitching for the
Pirates, struck out 18 men. Other
Pirates on the starting lineup were
Jimmy Havard, catcher; Doyle An-
derson, first base; Gerald Clemons,
second base; William Coomer,
third base; James Caton, shortstop;
Tommy Whitman, right field; Gene
Glasscock, center field; and Ralph
Lemons, left field.
Jack Alexander pitched for the
The Pirates will meet the West-
minister team there at 1:30 on
Red Cross Campaign
Passes 1951 Quota
The quota for the 1951 drive of
the American Red Cross in Wylie
was reached last week and a
check has been mailed to the
Collin County Chapter, it was en-
nounced Monday by local officials
in charge of the drive. A total of
$401.72 was finally reported.
Local workers expressed appre-
ciation this week for the efforts
and cooperation received in help-
ing the community to reach its
Citizens Asked To
Invest In Project
The campaign to raise funds to construct the Wylie
Medical and Dental Clinic is slated to get underway Sat-
urday morning, and hundreds of citizens of Wylie and the
surrounding communities were all set to get behind the
movement with a burst of energy and cooperation.
The Clinic is an outgrowth of plans made earlier this
year by the Wylie Lions Club in which it was decided to
provide ample medical and dental facilities for this fast
growing area. Many months of thought and study have
been given to the project, and local residents were hope-
ful of raising funds within a few days to assure construc-
tion of the building.
First step in the clinic idea was the securing of a com-
petent young physician in the person of Dr. Leslie M. Mor-
risset to head the project. Dr. Morrisset, who will be
available for general practice on July 1. is a native of Lub-
bock where he attended public schools and the Texas
Technological Collge. He completed his medical work at
the University Medical Branch in Galveston, and is now
serving his interneship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Site for the building has been chosen on First Street.
Plans are in the hands of an architect and are expected to
be completed within the next few days. Ample space is
being planned in the new
The Wylie Spirit
Beginning Saturday, every citi-
zen of this community will be ask-
ed to make an investment in the
future welfare and growth of this
area. We refer, of course, to the
drive for funds to construct ample
medical and dental facilities for
this section of Collin County.
Never before has the community
faced so large a task—but then
never before has the community
had so much at stake—in both
the health of its people and in
the continued growth and expan-
sion of the town itself. Adequate
medical and dental facilities will
mean more than we can visualize.
The cost is a small matter measur-
ed in terms of the potential re-
Surely, the good people of thii
section will rally to the cause and
oversubscribe the amount needed
to assure construction of such bad-
ly needed facilities. To fail to do
so would be a step backward, and
the Wylie spirit doesn't go in that
Let's go, Wylie. Let's show the
world that "Collin County's Fast-
est Growing City" intends to keep
that title in every respect.
Revival Begins April 8
For Christian Church
REV. THEODORE McELROY
The Wylie Christian Church will
be in a revival meeting April 8
to April 15, according to an an-
nouncement made by Rev. Harry
Felkel, pastor of the church.
Rev. Theodore McElroy, pastor
of the Paris Christian Church, wlli
be in Wylie as evangelist for the
services which will begin at 7:30
Ray Sheeks will be in charge of
Everyone in the community Is
invited to attend the services.
building for the needs of a
growing community. Plans
call for a reception room,
doctor's office, examination
room, labaratory, x-ray and
operating rooms and two re-
covery rooms, together with
Beginning Saturday, resi-
dents of the Wylie area will
be called on to have a part
in construction of the clinic. Teams
of workers are being organized to
contact every family in the entire
area. Legal matters are going for-
ward at a rapid pace toward the
formation of a corporation in
which stock will be sold to finance
the cost of the project.. Stock will
be set at $50.00 per share, and
those purchasing stock will be is-
sued temporary receipts until the
charter is issued.
Dr. Morrisset will rent the build-
ing with an option to purchase,
and thus the stockholders will
eventually hope to recover all
their investment. Present plans
call for the first year's rental to
be waived as an inducement to
secure the services of Dr. Morris-
T.iose in charge of the drive for
fun Is hope to have a sufficient
amount raised within a week to
assure construction of the build-
ing. Estimated cost of the project
is i pproximately $18,000.
George J. Brown
Speaker for Lions
George J. Brown will be he prin-
cipf 1 speaker a the regular meet-
ing of the Wylie Lions Club Thurs-
da> evening at the Methodist
Anr ex. Time of meeting is 7:30
o'clock. In charge of the program
will be the Rev. Harry Felkel.
Mr. Brown is the Field Repre-
sentative of the Texas Christian
Missionary Society with headquar-
ters in Fort Worth. He is in much
demand as a speaker for civic
groups, and an interesting program
has been planned.
Another highlight of the program
will be ihe appearance of the Byer-
Rolnick quartet of Garland, who
will render a number of musical
selections. Fred Christopher has
arranged this part of the program.
Also to appear Is a girl's quar-
tet from the Wylie School music
department to round out the pro-
GARPEN CLUB TO MEET
The Wylie Garden Club will have
the April meeting Wednesday,
April 11, at 3 p. m.
Mrs. R. E. Hall and Lillie Walker
of Parker were Monday guests of
Mrs. S. O. Hall.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 5, 1951, newspaper, April 5, 1951; Wylie, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth342183/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Smith Public Library.