The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1963 Page: 1 of 4
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Bidders were plentiful on the
Wylie Post Office building, ac-
cording to reports. We have been
notified that there were a total
of thirteen bids submitted, and
that the apparent low bidder was
William C. Null of Fort Worth.
An official release by the
Post Office department will b
made shortly giving the details
of the bidding, letting of the con-
tract date, time for the start of
work and estimated completion
date. The new building will be
modern and complete in every de-
tail and will be a most welcome
addition to our city's parade of j
Ju*t about the most confused
person wc know in these parts
Is the fellow who look his winter
Hothes out of storage on Ortobrr
Rights-ofway deeds for the
farm-to-market road, from Lavon
through Millwood, are being
being signed and this comes as
good news to the people in South-
west Collin County. According to
Fred Agnew, who resides in that
area, good progress is being
made on securing signatures on
the deeds and work should iie
getting underway within the
next few weeks or months. The
new all-weather road will open
up some fine country and we pre-
dict that real estate values in
that immediate section will be
• in the increase before too long.
Date of this issue causes us to
remember that tonight is Hallo-
ween and time for the spooks!
Remind us to stock up on goodies
for the "triek-or-treaters."
We had coffee one day last
week with City. Mgr. Jack Whitt,
and we welcomed the oppor-
tunity to get acquainted with
the new administrator of the city
affairs. He's bc.?n here for a few
weeks, coming to us from Donna.
Texas, but this, that and the
other have combined to prevent
us from having £• chat. We were
pleased to get his views on a num-
ber of things which directly and
indirectly affect the city, and we
predict that many of his ideis
when put into effect will make
for a better community. Wc
hope the people will lend their co-
Wylie's football fortunes, inso-
FAR AS A DISTRICT WINNER IS
CONCERNED, HAS SUFFERED
THROUGH AS LONG A DRY
SPELL AS THE AREA HAS
GONE WITHOUT RAINFALL!
According to information mailed
us this week, the Texas Employ-
ment Commission says that more
than 3,500 men and women will
be needed to r-erve as "part-time
Christmas salespeople" in this
area, meaning Dallas princip-
ally, but also in other towns in
the metropolitan area. Major
roblem involved in filling these
_fbs is in finding people with any
slaes training. In seeking to cor-
rect this problem the public even-
ing school of the Dallas Inde-
pendent School District is of-
fering a course of ten hours in
"Techniques of Selling," designed
to assist those who wish this
part-time work in becoming bet-
ter salespeople. Seems to us to
be a worthwhile project!
Did you realize that Wylle gin-
ned more otton this season than
in 1953, which was one of the big,
BIG YEARS FOR PRODUC
FROM OUR NOTES: Rev. Bob
Daniel, pastor of the First Christ-
ian Church here, attended the
national convention of the Disci-
ples of Christ held recently in
Florida and reports an excellent
meeting. Incidentally, he was ap-
pointed to an important commit-
tee at the annual get-together,
for which we extend congratula-
tions Bob Hogan, south-
western manager for the engi-
neering firm of Henningson, Dur-
ham and Richardson, dropped by
Friday for a visit. His firm does
the engineering work for a num-
ber of towns in this area, includ-
ing Wylle, and it's always good
to see him.
Welcome to Wylie!
NEAR THE LAKES
Vx HOUR TO DALLAS
THE WYLIE NEWS
Serving Collin County's Fastest Growing City
Welcome to Wylie!
PLENTY OF WATER
WYLIE, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, OCTOBER 31, 1963
Lake Elevation At
469.28 Feel As Of
October 23 Date
The reservoir elevation at La)te
Lavon stood at the 4fi!).2H-ft.
mark as of October 23, accord-
ing to the regular weekly U. S.
ft. reading a week earlier.
This was done from a 469.44-
ft. reading a week earier.
Storage in the lake as of the
Oct. 23 date was 115.300 acre-
feet, which was a drop from llfi,.
900 acre - feet as of Oct. 16, or
lower by 1,600 acre ■ feet for the
The watershed has received
less than half of the normal
rainfall for the year up to the
first of this week.
PTA Halloween Celebration Set
For Tonight At School Facilities
The annual Halloween celebra-
tion, under the sponsorship of the
Wylie Parent-Teachers Associa-
tion, will be held tonight (Thurs-
day'beginning at 5:30
According to Mrs. Stan Rogers,
president of the local organiza-
tion, the festivities will begin
with a supper served at the
school cafeteria from 5:30 until
7 p.m. Spaghetti, chili and beans
and pie will be served, and the
meal is priced at $1.00 for adults,
75 cents for students, and 50
cents for children under ten
years of age.
A Halloween costume contest
is slated to get underway in the
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Insufficient Rainfall Poses
Problems For Foundations
(Editor's Note: This is the sec-
ond in a series of articles deal-
ing with various phases of the
drouth situation and its effects in
The fact that the Wylie area
has received only slightly more
than eighteen inches of rainfall
for 1963 to date poses not only
problems such as dry stock
ponds lowered lake elevations,
and some concern for farmers
and cattlemen, but it also causes
to arise quite a problem of
damages to foundations, drives
Therefore, local homeowners
are hereby reminded that soil
conditions caused by the instif-
Cecil Williams of Garland and
B. C. Fielder of Farmersville,
owner? of Fielder - Baker • Wil-
liams Funeral Home here, were
Wylie visitors Monday.
Dr. Trimble Attends
Family Dr. Meet
San Antonio, Tex.—If your
family doctor was out of his of-
fice last week, chances are he was
a'tending the State Family Doctor
Seven hundred family physi-
cians were in San Antonio for the
Texas Academy of General Prac-
tice Annual Scientific Assembly,
The Academy requires that its
members keep up with advances
in medical knowledge or be
Members present for the San
Antonio Assembly received 10
hours of credit.
Ten lectures of national reputa-
tion brought family physicians up
to date on a wide spectrum of
medicine and surgery ranging
from Treatment of the Epileptic
Child to Prevention of Cancer of
Congressman Joe Kilgore, of
McAllen, was a featured luncheon
Among those registered was Dr
T. M. Trimble of Wylle.
: ficient rainfall ot toe past several
months are reason for concern.
This is even more important
; in the so-ca'.led black lands of
j which this section is a part. The
J black, waxy type soil we have
j cracks more noticeably than that
of a sandy nature; hence, the
j more need for concern.
Pirates Lose Close
One To Farmers ville
Open This Week
Wylie's hopes for a district
I championship wen' completely
I down the drain last week, as they
were outscored by the invad-
| ing Farmersville Farmers. 28-22,
i on Pirate Field last Friday
| night before a standing - room
j only crowd.
It was Wylie's second straight
conference loss and virtually
i eliminated them from the dis-
Other district 15-A games saw
i Frisco trim Pilot Point by a 6-
| 0 score to take the lead in the
] confercnce and establish them-
j selves as solid favorities to cop
the crown. Week before last, Wy-
j lie ha:l lost to Pilot Point on the
Last Friday's game was the
year will pit them against Fris-
I for the Pirates. This week they
have an open date.
The final two games of t h e
yeur will pit them against fris-
co and Princeton on Nov. 8 and
Nov. 15, both games scheduled
for foreign soil.
Mrs. Zenna Pittman of Gains-
villc visited Sunday in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Moore and
Mrs. G. W. Houscwright and Mrs.
E. H. Daniel.
Some damage has already been
reported from cracked sidewalks,
busted driveways, and damage
to house foundations has been re-
ported from cracking, generally
caused by a shifting in this type
Homowners are advised that
one of the best methods of pro-
tecting concrete foundation,
drives and sidewalks is to keep
moisture in the soil by regular
systematic sprinkling. Many lo-
cal property owners started doing
this several weeks ago and have
cotinued on a weekly basis since.
The Concrete Industries Board
of Texas recently issued detailed
information on helping home-
j owners avoid damage. The report
pointed out that much of the don-
er arises after heavy rains soak
The report said in part that
"the soil in this area of Texas is
j highly expansive. When the soil
dries out, it contracts to the point
severe cracks open up, particu-
larly aound structures. During
this shrinkage, it presents avery
damaging condition should a hard
soaking ran occur' due to the
expansion which would result."
It has been pointed out that
planned periodic light waterings
will be helpful to obtain general
absorption of dampness in the
soil so the expansive pressure
would not be so great and sudden
in case of soaking rains later.
So the best advice seems to be
to get out the hose, turn on the
water, rotate the sprinklers so
as to cover all the area around
the house, and follow this pro-
cedure until the rains come
True, it may run up an ab-
normal Fall water bill, but It
might save hundreds of dollars in
damages later on to expensive
foundations, driveways and side-
promptly at 7:30 o'clock, when
three trophies will be awarded
for the best costumes, for the
most original, spppkies, etc. This
contest is expected to attract hun-
dreds of student contestants.
The progam for the coronation
of the Halloween queen will be-
gin at 8 o'clock in the Gym where
contestants from all grades in the
school will vie for the honor.
Votes for the contestants are a
penny per vote.
Three queens will be cowned
as a highlight of the evening's ac-
tivities, inluding one from each
school, elementary, junior high
and high school.
The admission charge for the
costume contest and coronation
ceremonies is 50 cents for adults
and 25 cents for children.
The Rev. Bill Slack will be
master of ceremonies for the
Acording to Mrs. Rogers, spe-
cial arrangements in the Gym
I will make the program more in-
teresting for the spectators. The
activities will be presented from
a raised stage at one end of the j
building and contestants will pa-
rade over a red-carpeted walk- j
way before an array of flood- j
lights. Seating is expected to be i
at a premium as the annual
event in past years has attracted j
an overflow crowd, and indica- j
t'ons are that this year's program
will be even more interesting.
Mrs. Rogers told The News
this week that the various com-
mittees of parents and teachers
have worked hard on this year's
affair, which is the only fund-
raising project the P-TA sponsors
during the school year
"We are extremely proud of the
planning which has been done
for all the celebration," she stat-
ed Monday, "and we are looking
forward to excellent support
from the local people.
"Come eat Halloween supper
with us," she urged "and stay for
the colorful cqsJume contest and
$4,000 United Fund Campaign
General Kickoff Set November 7
The general solicitation cam-
paign for Wylie', United Fund
will be officially launched at a
kickoff on next Thursday after-
noon, November 7 at a meeting
in the First State Bank's Divi-
That was the news following a
final organizational meeting held
last week at the Dividend Room.
Prior to the general drive for
funus, the business prospects in
the city will be contacted begin-
ning tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 1. as
will the drive in the local schools.
This year's budget has been
set at $4.00, and it was pointed
COACHES' LIFE A ROUGH ONE! — Football coaching is a tension-filled
business as these two photos snapped at last week's Wylie-Farmersville game
indicate At left, Coaches Sam West and Troy Maynard were caught in a serious
pose as they pondered the Pirates' next move in a come-from-behind effort
BELOW: Farmersville Coaches Vernon Hill, left, and Harold Stanger, right, also
find the going a bit to their dislike at one point of the battle. BUT, both teams
can't win, and in this instance it wasn't the locals as they lost a close one to
the Farmers by a 28-2.2 fa 11 y (Photos by Howard McMillan).
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Drive For UNICEF
Halloween night the Wylie
Chapter of Future Homemakers
of America will sponsor a march
for U. N. I. C. K. F. This organ-
ization helps buy food and med-
icine for the needy overseas by
sending in contributions from
Please help support this fine
organization by giving when a
girl from the F H A. rails at
your home No contribution is
Mr and Mrs. .lames Seahourn,
who hove made their home in
Lakeview Ark,, foi sometime,
are being transferred to Perrin
Air Force Base in Sherman to
reside, where Mr. Seahourn will
continue his work with a con-
Outlet Store To Have New
Owner As Of November 1
J. R Storey, well known
local civic and business leader,
will become the owner of the Fac-
tory Outlet Store here on Novem-
ber 1, according to announcement
made this week.
Mr. Storey is the executive
vice president of .Johnston, Inc.
The store is located in the
Johnston building at 220 North
Ballard Street. Johnston, Inc.
opened the store in l! 4fl to dis-
ipose of samples, irregulars and
factory over - cuts. Customers
come to Wylie from all over Tex-
as and the neighboring states of
Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisi-
ana to purchase quality children's
apparel ami piece goods at whole-
The News was informed Tues-
day that Bob Boyd, who has been
with the organization for a num-
ber of years, will remain as
store manager, and that plans
are being made to enlarge both
the store space and stock in
the near future
Storey is well known in the
Wylle area. He started produc-
tion here for the Johnston firm
in August of 1943, and moved
here five years ago with his wife
and daughter, Ann. He has
served as a member of the City
Council for two years, is a past
president of both the Chamber of
Commerce and Wylie Lions Club,
and has been active in the civic,
business and religious life of the
out at the meeting last week that
actually Wylie is one full year in
arrears on its United Fund obli-
gations. having completely
missed one year in having a fund
Elected president of the or-
ganization was R. C. Dodd. He
will serve with Mrs. Nancy Park-
er as secretary-treasuer.
A. D 1 Buck i Boyd and Mrs.
Emma Addington are serving as
co-chairmen of the campaign,
an't the following co-captains
in the various sections of town
Southeast Wylie: Bill Slack
and Melvin St. John.
Southwest Wylie Ray Barnes
and Mrs. Bonnie Martin.
Northeast Wylie: Mrs. Judy
Trimble and Bib Daniel.
Northwest Wylie: Will Green
and Bill Wharton.
Business Firms: Raymond
Posey and Nathan Eldridge.
Johnston, Inc.: J. R. Storey.
Schools: R. C. Dodd, Mrs. Virg-
inia Collins and Sam West.
Time table for the drive is as
Today, Thursday. Oct. 31: Com-
pletion of worker recruitment.
Friday, Nov. 1: Solicitation in
schools and business firms.
Thursday, Nov. 7: Kickoff for
President Dodd of the United
Funds this week stressed the
importance of Wylie residents
giving generously to this year's
"We must make up fir the
loss of funds for the year we fail
to have a campaign so that Wylie
will let it be known to the entire
area that we are a community
which accepts its fair share of
responsibility in this field," he
stated Tuesday morning.
The United Fund campaign is
the only drive of any significance
conducted each year. "Give once
for all" is a slogan often used in
promoting the annual drive.
Mr. Boyd and Mrs. Addington
this week urged local residents
to accept responsibility as work-
ers in the campaign when con-
tacted by the area co-captains.
"If we can secure an adequate
number of volunteer workers
then our task will be much eas-
ier and our goel will be reached
without fail." they pointed out
"One day's pay. . .the Ameri-
can way," has been suggested as
a fair amount for individuals,
and it has been pointed out this
amounts to a nominal sum for
each agency participating.
No Lions Meeting
This Week Due To
5th Thursday Date
Members of the Wylie Lions
Club are reminded that there
will be no meeting of the club
tonight i Thursday. 1
This Thursday. October 31, is
a fifth Thursday, and the club
meets only on first and third
Thursdays of each month.
Next regular meeting date is
Thursday, November 7, at 7 p m.
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR WYLIE PIRATES
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