The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1955 Page: 2 of 6
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TIIE WYLIE NEWS
Thursday, May 19,1985
THE WYLIE NEWS
PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY
JOB RABB, Editor
Any erroneous reflections upon the standing, character, or
reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear
In the columns of The News will be gladly corrected If brought
to the attention of the editor.
Cards of thanks, resolutions of respect, and legal notices
are ohaaged for at a regular advertising rate of Fifty Oenta
fer Cards of Thanks and Ten Cents per line for legal notices
Entered as second class mat-
ter at the Postefllce ef Wylie,
Texas, under Act of Confess
of March 8, 1897.
One year In Collin County 91*50
One Year Outside County $1.75
Growth of Texas
Power & Light Co.
Progresses Thru Years
Continued growth of Texas Pow-
er and Light company is reflected
in the utility concern's 1954 An-
nual Report to stockholders, which
has just been issued. A compara-
tive summary shows this growth
to be consistent over the last five-
The Report calls attention to
the company's increased capital
investments, operating revenues,
construction budget, number of
customers and generating capa-
city, and to the industrial devel-
opment taking place throughout
the 52-county area of north, cen-
tral and east Texas. Listed are a
number of industrial plants locat-
ing hare within the last year and
the wide range of products manu-
factured and processed.
Total construction expenditures
for the year were $28,233,506,
bringing to $92,819,406 the amount
spent by the company during the
last five years for new facilities.
Plans for 1955 call for construc-
tion expendituros totaling $16,-
The number of customers serv-
ed increased 12,271 during the
year and at the end of the year
the company was serving 309,822
Construction of ihe River Crest
Steam Electric Station in Red
River County was completed and
the plant placed in service dur-
ing the year. Construction of the
Collin Steam Electric Station in
Collin County was 65 per cent
complete at the end of .the year.
The Collin plant is scheduled for
initial operation in June of 1955.
Texas Power and Light set a
new all-time record in industrial
safety during 1954 and, for the
second consecutive year, won first
place in the National Safety Coun-
cil contest for major utility com-
panies. During the period from
August, 1953, to August, 1954,
company employees worked more
than five million manhours with-
out a lost-time accident and dur-
ing the calendar year of 1954,
worked 5,250,768 manhours with
Now I can indulge my mood to bake
(or cook meals in triplicate) . . . shop for more
at a time and save money . . . and
serve more delicious meals.
u/itk ntcj freezer!
BREAKFAST, any time, can
be enlivened with blackberries
grown in the garden months before
. . . taken from the freezer
the night before!
rrm j JKfi. rr: LUNCH, which used to be a dreary
; r ; L;J meal of left-overs, is a real
appetite-perker now that I can
choose food from my private
HjJjfiliLl storehouse ... the electric freezer.
DINNER, many times next
winter, will cost practically nothing,
for I can serve fish caught this
summer ... stored in our electric
freezer for future use. See
your appliance dealer for an electric
fo«d freezer. You'll love the
convenience and savings
it will bring you.
TEXAS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
only five lost-time injuries.
Among the new industrial con-
cerns locating in TP&L service
area during 1954 were National
Supply Company, Gainesville,
manufacturers of oil field equip-
ment; Texas Wire and Cable Com-
pany, Piano, first plant in Texas
to manufacture insulated wire and
weatherproof wire; Ath-Tex Cera-
mics, Inc., Athens. General Motors
Training Center, Garland; Car-
hartt of Texas, Inc., Palestine;
Nortex Shoe Corp., Gainesville,
Hollywood Maxwell, Paris; Uftion
Asbestos and Rubber Company,
Tyler; Harvest Queen Mill and
Elevator Company, Corsicana;
Southland Plastic Products Co.
Mineral Wells; and two new tele-
vision stations — KLTV at Tyler
and KANG-TV, Waco.
Announcements were made in
January and in February, 1955,
of the location of five new indus-
tries. The National Homes Cor-
poration of Lafayette, Ind., is to
build a million dollar plant at
Tyler. The International Paper
Company will establish a mill in
Waco. The Claiborne Sales Com-
pany of Shreveport has purchased
a site from the Palestine Indus-
trial Foundation. The Elgin Brick
and Tile Company is clearing a
site at Elgin for a new plant. Gen-
eral Electric Company will estab-
lish a plant in Tyler for manufac-
turing central air conditioning
WMU Mother And
Held Thursday 12
The WMU of the First Baptist
Church entertained the Junior and
Intermediate Girl's Auxiliaries
and their mothers with a banquet
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the
school lunch room.
Mrs. G. W. McAbee gave the
welcome address, and Paula Akin
the response. The Junior girls
sang the G.A. Hymn "We've a
Story to Tell" and the following
Intermediate girls gave the "Star
Ideals": Betty King, Marilyn Mor-
gan, Marie Tackett, Genita Ander-
son and Barbara Goen.
Mrs. Wade Martin introduced
Mrs. Ivy Boggs of Dallas, who
gave a very interesting talk, en-
couraging the use of our talents,
using the story of "Moses and
A salad plate and dessert was
served to 53 mothers, daughters,
and guests. Among the guests was
Mrs. G. A. Cheatham of Paris,
mother of Mrs. Bill Jones.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our appre-
ciation to all our friends and
neighbors who called last Friday
night at our "Open House," and
to say "Thanks" for the many
lovely gifts and cards which we
MR. AND MRS. WALTER POOR
LET US DO YOUR
Quality Work .... Reasonable Prices
THE WYLIE NEWS
Soil Stewardship Sun.
Wylie Churches observed Soil
Stewardship Sunday with special
emphasis on the event in their
Local ministers called attention
from their pulpits to the respon-
sibility and duty of each and
every individual in the preserva-
tion and conservation of our na-
tural resources, particularly soil
Soil Stewardship Sunday came
as a climax to Soil Conservation
Week in the State of Texas.
Adding machine paper for sale
at The Wylie News.
All Water Bills Are Due
10th Day Each Month
Service will be discontin-
ued if bills are not
City of Wylie
JOINT VACATION BIBLE
SCHOOL SET FOR CHRISTIAN
AND METHODIST CHURCHES
The Christian and Methodist
Vacation Bible School will begin
May 30, at 8:30 to 10:45.
All children from four years
through teenage are invited to at-
tend. Mrs. Hartman will act as
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sasse and
Sandra of Dallas visited in the
R. R. Addington home Sunday.
Robert G. Gayler
Is The Representative of The
Texas Power & Light
- WYLIE -
For Any Information About
Your Electric Light SorTlce
- CONTACT -
Robert G. Gayler
F11115 H E 5
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color-fast paints for brush or
spray gun Self-leveling, fas!
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furniture, automobiles, and all
surfaces subject to hard usage
a (outs nooua
M. L Ellis Lumber Co.
ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN RAILWAY LINES
We Have a Nice Selection of Milk and
Grain Fed Calves, Weighing from—
120 to 190 lbs.
Fill Your Locker or Home Freezer NOW
IF YOU HAVE FAT CALVES TO SELL
' SEE US
WYLIE LOCKER PLANT
John Yeager, Owner
/ WYLIE, TEXAS
FARM PROFITS GROW TOO
Pampering your equipment is good business..i
"pay off" in lower maintenance, fewer break-
downs, lost man hours or production stoppages.
So give your farm equipment a balanced diet
of the correct type and grade of Mobil lubri-
cants, including triple-action Mobiloil, Mobilube
Gear Oils, and Mobil Greases. Regular use will
boost your production and profits.
PHONE 234 1
IT PAYS TO
WHITE'S AUTO STORE D"3st35f"D
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Rabb, Joe. The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1955, newspaper, May 19, 1955; Wylie, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347142/m1/2/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Smith Public Library.