The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 20, 1961 Page: 1 of 6
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fylie Flower Shop
•7y lio, Texas
Welcome to Wylie!
NEAR THE LAKES
% HOUR TO DALLAS
THE WYLIE NEWS
Serving Collin County's Fastest Growing City
Welcome to Wyfit!
PLENTY 07 WA1UI
WYLIE, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1961
Did you realize that the cot-
ton season is just around the cor-
ner? And Wylie will be one of
the 1'cw towns "deep in the cotton
country" without a gin in its city
limits! But local growers of the
fleecy staple won't have to travel
far, because Roddy Groves, local
ginncr and grower of the crop,
didn't move his facilities too far.
ALe told us this week that within
'a'!*en to twenty days" he'd be all
set up and ready to roll at his new
location west of town on FM
Road 544. Groves will have one
of the finest and best equipped
gin plants in North Texas at his
new spot, and already farmers
from a wide area have indicated
they intend to patronize his fac-
ilities this Fall. lie moved the
plant out of town because of the
continually increasing problem of
dust and smoke brought about by
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Bandmaster Bob Thomas was
to arrive back in town this week
from his vacation all set to get
things rolling by August 1 on
the Fall music program for the
schools, Band members will begin
to rehearse within the next few
days in preparation for the start
of schools and opening of the
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Wylie was represented at the
LBJ Ranch last Sunday when
Vice President Lyndon Johnson
played host to Mohammad Ayub
Khan, the President of Pakistan.
Mrs. Rita Smith was one of the
guests for the occasion and re-
ported a most enjoyable trip. She
further reports that President
Khan made a fine impression on
'he Texas people and delivered
a forceful speech following the
* * *
Fellow told us that in our arti-
cle last week on Holiday Terrace
Addition we "snubbed" Valentine
Lane. That we did! We did the
story as if Mardi Gras Lane was
the only street in the addition,
with the exception of Memorial
Drive which is presently being
constructed. We're sorry and we
apologize to all those good peo-
ple who reside on Valentine
Lane. Your street is a very live
and wideawake section of town.
an$ we think one of the prettiest
location in the entire city.
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Melvin and Charlotte St. John
iTVnd Ed and Virginia Collins left
♦•-Tuesday for a few days vacation
in Mexico. Plans were for them to
be gone about a week, and we
understand their intentions were
to get in some fishing along with
plenty of sight seeing south of
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HERE and THERE: I .ouis Hud-
son, local TV and radio repair-
man, reporting on an interesting
trip through Arkansas, Louisiana
and Oklahoma. . . .Rev. B. C.
(Clco) Housewright of Greenville
here on business this week. . .
Enjoyed Tuesday's "coffee break"
with Virgil Powell and J. R. Storey
. . . .Melvin Ellis, Jr. took over
operation of the Phillips Service
Station, Highway 78 and So. Bal
lard St., from Vic Poole this
week. . . .Thanks to our friend
V. P. Page of Copeville for talk-
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Above is a view of construction on the new clariflocculator at
the North Texas Municipal Water District plant here at Wylie. Con-
struction of new and enlarged facilities for the treatment plant if;
well along and work should be completed within the next couple of
months. Work is being done by B. 15. Adams, general contractor of
Fort Worth, and includes addition of six new filters and a new
clarriflocculator for the plant, plus addition of a new pump station
on the Wylie-Garland line near Pleasant Valley.
Figures For Bank
Released June 30th
Mid-year statement of condition
injures for the First State Bank
here reflect a healthy local econo-
my with continued progress being
shown by the financial institution.
The statement was issued at
the close of business on June 30.
Total resources were listed at
$1,891,495.07, and deposits were
shown to be $1,737,929.71.
Loans and discounts were re-
corded at $964,877.26, with total
capital accounts of more than
The published detailed state-
ment of condtion may be found
elsewhere in this week's News.
Gary Cross Needs
Blood For Heart
Gary Cross, fourteen year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Cross
of Simnyvale; and grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Cross of this
city, will undergo heart surgery
on the morning of August 7th
1961 and will require 14 pints of
blood for the operation.
The blood will have to be fresh-
ly drawn and anyone who has
type O positive blood and wishes
to donate for this operation can
call the Cross residence in Sunny-
vale CH 9-7566, or the R. A. Cross
home here at EX 4-5494.
Donors will report to the Park-
land Hospital Blood Bank on the
morning of August 7, 1961.
Schedule of Games
To Be Played By
Following is a schedule of games
to be played through the week
by the T-Shirt and City League
Thursday, July 20, Thompson
Team vs McKinney Team.
Monday, July 24, Thompson
Team vs Sachse.
Monday July 24, Smith Team
Thursday July ?J, Smith Team
City League Team
Tuesday 25, Sachse vs Butler
Friday July 28, Taylor Team vs
Admitted To Scottish
Karen Butler, 2 year old dau-
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Butler of Wylie, was admitted on
Wednesday, July 5, to the Scottish
Rite Hospital for Crippled Child
ren in Dallas.
Thirty-seven years ago, Scottish
Rite Masons founded the hospital,
dedicated to an effort to provide
a chance at a normal life for the
handicapped child. Since 1925,
more than 130,000 children have
been admitted for treatment to
the hospital, which is supported
by public contributions and be-
Expertly staffed, unusual phy-
sical facilities and devoted inter
est in the individual, make the
Scottish Rite Hospital an out-
standng treatment center which
serves the entire state.
Freddie J. Christopher
Graduated From N. A.
R. Training Unit
Freddie J. Christopher, AA.
USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
L. Christopher of 1'. O. Box 91,
Wylie, Texas, and husband of the
former Miss Charleen S. Shields
of Wylie, Texas, was graduated
recently from recruit training of
the Naval Air Reserve six months
program at the Naval Air Reserve
Training Unit, Memphis, Tenn.
Christopher will enter the tech-
nical training phase where he will
learn the skills of an aviation
electrician in school at the Naval
Air Technical Training Command
Key West, Fla. He is one of 1500
candidates trained under this pro-
Before entering the Naval Air
Reserve at Dallas, Texas he was
graduated from T. F. Binning
Mayor Boyd Resigns Post;
Matter Due Council Action
In Meeting Set For July 25
REV. M. L. JONES
Pastor, First Baptist Church,
Revival To Begin At
Shiloh Baptist Church
Rev. M. P. Childs, pastor of the
Shiloh Baptist Church announced
this week a revival would begin at
tlu church on July 23rd and run
through July 30th. Rev. M. L
Jones, pastor of the First Bap
fist Church in Rockwall, will
bring the message each evening.
The public is cordially invited
to attend these services. Rev
Childs stated, and he is sure the;
will enjoy the gospel singing a;
well as the inspiring sermons.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Rector To Celebrate
The nine children of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Rector will be hosts
| on Sunday July 23rd for Open
House in elebration of their par-
1 ent's Golden Wedding Anniver
1 sary, at their home at 210 N.
First St. Friend:; and relatives are
invited to call between the hours
of 2 to 5 p. m.
The couple married in the Lib-
erty Grove community in August
1911, and the event is being cele-
brated on the above date as this
is the only time a daughter from
Oregon could attend. Mrs. Rector,
the former Miss Lena Benning-
field, had lived in this community
•everal years at the time of their
marrir-je; and Mr, Rector has liv-
ed here all his life.
The children are Mrs. Carl Ed
wards, Mrs. Percy Long and James
Rector all of Wylie; Leslie Rector.
Miss Ethel Rector, Mrs. Lula Tem-
ple and Mr . Lovis Meredith all
of Dallas; Dee Rector, Abilene;
and Mrs. Beera Howe, Venita,
Mr. Ben Wooten
To Bring Message At
The First Baptist Church a'
Allen will be host for the July 2
meeting of the Collin County Baj
tist Brotherhood with Lewis Bald-
win, president, presiding.
The meeting will open at 7:30
p. m. with a song service follow
ed by business meeting and th
election of officers.
Mr. Ben Wooten, one of the
outstanding Baptist laymen of
our State has been secured to
bring the message of the evening
with the emphasis on "Steward-
The Associational Brotherhood
wants not only its entire member-
ship to be present, but the lay-
men of our Baptist Churches are
urged to attend this meeting.
ham High School, Wylie, Texas,
and was employed by Mobil Oil
Co., Dallas, Texas.
Will be Sept. 1
Tlv Texas dove season in 1961
probably will be about the same
as last year, according ti H. D.
Dodgcn, executive secretary of
the Game and F'ish Commission
The dates will be set at a Com
mission meeting in Austin July 7.
P. B. U/.zell, assistant director
of wildlife restoration, returned
from Washington this week where
he attended a dove conference. It
was agreed at this conferenc*
with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife
Service that a 60 day season
could be set in Texas. Opening
date of the North Zone is expect
ed to be Sept. 1. Opening of the
South Zone season will be decid-
ed by the Commission.
The bag limit probably will be
1.1 per day or 30 in possession of
There is strong indication, ac-
cording to Dodgen, that the white-
winged season i\i the Valley will
be set to open Sept. 8. Whether
or not it will be a three or five
day season is still open.
Last year, the limit on white-
wings for the three-day season
was 10 per day and 10 in posses-
sion. However, there was an ag-
gregate possession of 30 doves,
with not more than 10 white-
wingi. ' I"
ing his neighbors into letting him
have samples of their fresh toma-
toes and field corn so he could
"treat" us and get back into our
good graces. Anyone else inter-
ested?. . . .The line forms to the
Glen Housewright was taken to
Collin Memorial Hospital Friday
seriously ill but is reported to be
improving some at this time.
Mr. & Mrs. E. K. Daniel of Dal
las were Saturday visitors with
their mother Mrs. E. II. Daniel.
Mrs. Fred Christopher, accom-
panied by Mrs. Richard Chandler
of Garland, visited relatives and
friends in Iluntsville and Decatur,
Ala., last week. While there they
attended the wedding of Mrs.
(•handler's sister Miss Mildred
Mrs. W. B. Keeno and her sis-
ter-in-law Mrs. M. B. Milner of
Antlers, Okla., left Tuesday to
visit in Coos Bay, Oregon at the
summer home of Mrs. Milner. Mrs.
Keeno will be joined by her dau-
ghter Miss Ann Keene of Dallas
next week and the two will re-
turn home by plane. Mrs Milner
will remain for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Onstott and
son Ken spent last week visiting
relatives and friends in Amarillo
and El Paso.
Mrs. D. B. Haught returned
home this week after spending
several weeks in Houston with
hei son and family.
Capt. & Mrs. Charles Parker &
sons, who have been stationed at
Dyess AFB in Abilene, spent the
week-end here with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. ,T. C. Parker. They
were enroute to their new assign-
ment in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Bowden, Mrs.
Pearl Allison, Juanita and Stewart
Allison spent last week in Roar-
ing River State Park, Mo., and
at Lake Lucerne, Ark
Mrs. Will Stewart entered Col-
lin Memorial Hospital last week
Mayor A. D. (Buck) Boyd has
resigned his position as head of
the city government, effective
The Mayor, in a letter dated
July 12 addressed to the city
Council, stated "I hereby tender
my resignation as Mayor of the
City of Wylie, as of the 15th day
Boyd listed the "press of busi-
ness" as the reason for his resig-
nation, which came as a complete
surprise to members of the City
Next regular meeting of the
Council will be held on Tuesday
night, July 25, at which time dis-
cussion is expected to be had on
calling a special election to fill
the vacancy. In the meantime,
Mayor Pro Tem Jack Parker is
serving in the capacity.
Several days notice will be re-
quired, according to information
given The News, to allow time
for filing, printing of ballots, etc.
The Mayor is elected for a two-
year term, and Boyd's tenure of
office ran until next April. Who-
ever is elected will serve only
until the next regular city elec-
Boyd was first elected i'layor
in 1958 and was re-elected in April
of 1960. Prior to his election as
head of the city governing body,
he had served as a member of
For a number of years he was
engaged in the grain business in
Wylie, disposing of this interest
late in 1959. Since January of
1960 he has been engaged in the
real estate business in a partner-
ship with Jick Housewright.
During his regime as Mayor
several improvements in city gov-
ernment have been instituted in-
cluding employment of a City
Judge, full time City Secretary,
activation of a full-time police
department with new and in-
creased facilities, plus numerous
extensions of water and sewer fac-
ilities to take care of the city's
Mayor Pro Tem Parker hesitat-
ed Tuesday to venture a guess as
to when a special election might
"I feel sure we'll give the mat-
ter attention when the Council
meets on July 25, and will con-
sider all things involved when we
get the advice and counsel of
the city's attorney," he stated.
Council members, in addition to
Parker, are Ed Collins, Joe Rabb,
Mrs. John L. Bostic and J. R.
Hartman To Install
New Officers At
Lions Club Meeting
R. F. Hartman, past president
of the Wylie Lions Club, will in-
stall the new slate of officers at
the regular meeting of the civic
group Thursday night at the Met-
The meeting will be held at 7
o'clock with the W. S. C. S. or-
ganization serving dinner.
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