The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 9, 1953 Page: 1 of 10
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county's resources arr
cattle, farminc and OIL
No. Seventy-seven, New Volume No. Sixty-nine
"The Oldest Journalistic Venture West of the Brazos"
Albany, Texas, Thursday, July 9, 1953
ttuum STREET IMPROVEMENT BOND
ISSUE CARRIES SIX TO ONE
VHW M of Foreign Wars
will have a barbe-
(port Griffin State l'ark
f Thursday evening, July
jll members and their fam-
invittd to attend.
, IN ALBANY
udMrs. Harold I'arnell and
kn returned to Albany from
.faith, and he employed
to father, D. M. I'arnell, in
jfct' Birber Shop.
jgONOR NEW PASTOR
prrng tho new pastor, I to? v.
y Griffin, and family, an ice
flipper will be held on the
rtri Church lawn tonight
niay! it * o'clock.
|members of the Methoiii.it
ire invited and urged to
Hid meet the new pastor and
pirtnU of children of ago
Uind 14 arc requested to
lit the Youth Center at s :(>()
Monday evening, July 1 •'<,
sitni ill be discussed for
If the Youth Center open one
Iireek for this aire group.
WiV BOYS DO ALL RIGHT
boys won the lions' share
l .ts at the Breckenridgc
meet July Fourth, with
oser taking top place in
(it the men's division.
I' M Macon was first in all
itires in the boy-' divi ion,
K free style, 'Jo-yard f ht
led 21-yard back stroke.
I limberlv f Albany won
^ijthe 50-yard free style
frjird free :yle race-.
if, who was captain of the
swille School swimming
I'M first places in 50 yard,
free style; 25-yard hack
5-yard breast stroke and
tt medley. He took ecoiid
•f® and low diving. Owen
bany took third in 'J.V
1 free-style and 25-yard hack
Not So Hot
July temperatures have been
very comfortable when compar-
ed to the June hot weather, which
tgot up a- hiirh as 10K.
No lain thiweek, although a
trace was registered on the mom
ing < f July N.
Temperatures the liast week,
with highs for the afternoon be-
fore, follow :
Friilay, July and 75.
Saturday: and 75.
Sunday: 100 and 75.
Monday: and 71.
Tuesday: 101 and 7(1.
v\ ednesday t 101 anil 77.
This morning: 101 and 75.
Luther Murrie Dies
Word ha- been received here
that I iitliei Murrie of Mert/.on, a
'former employee of the Seven-
Triangle lianch, died while on a
\ i it in Fmmet, Ark., May 2'.', lie
wa.- buried there.
Mr. Murrie was distantly relat-
id to A. W. Reynold: and lien (i.
MOV I TO CISCO
Mi and Mi II I Fergu.-on
and daughtei , Martha ("and and
Ivy I ea, moved to Ci co tin week.
They have lived in Xlbany two
and a half year,, Mr. Form-on
being with the We. t. IVxa I tili
lie Co. He was transferred to
Cisco by the company several
CHARLOTTE KAN MORRISON
Mr. and Mrs. Freddie
are parents of a baby
Crtnthaw, manager of
8ms. store here, is speml-
weeks at Fort Hood train
*4 the National Guard.
,1 uly ■■ at Gorman She ha be, ;
named Charlotte Kay, and weighed
six pound., I'i ounces.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Morrison and Mr. and Mr:
('. K. Knight of Mhany.
Mr and Mr . H l> St John
were down .from Stamford I- riday
visiting relatives and friends. Mr.
St. John recently won a trip to
Canada with hi insurance eon
pany, and In and Mr . St John
have just returned.
11 COMMITTEE NAMED
Two hundred and eighty-eight
Albany voters went to the city hall
I uesday to vote in the city $ 10,000
street improvement bond election.
The bonds carried 2 I<; to 12.
When the bonds are approved,
as many a needed will he sold to
widen Highway 180 trom the east
city limit to down town Albany,
some 12 blocks. The city will lie
required to put up s I 1,500 vv ith
the State Highway I>epartment for
curbs and guttei . Othoi money
will be needed to buy right-of-
way, especially along Hill Street,
where sidewalks will have to be re
paced and other damage- to pro
pert) taken care ot. The city an-
ticipates, also, having to move nine
water and sewer mains before the
new hardsurfaeing i- done, and
asked for enough .fund to take
care of all expenditure that might
Highway ISO, from the traffic
circle north to the railroad, i al
ready a four lane road The State
Highway Department a.-ked that
the highway be widened to a four
lane road from the railroad to the
ea. t city limit , and indn atotl that
if this wasn't done, the highway
Would by pa.-s Xlbany.
Albany bu - inc.-.- men and pro
perty owners, learinr a ilei rea. e
in valuation and hu me - * liould
the highway hypa. the eity, made
an effort to bring the proposition
to all votei , and the, orgai : ,-<i
a telephoning committee to call all
i|Ualified voter. Monday to lem-nd
them to vote.
The eity, through it- bond ad
v i er, Henry Keller oI Fort W orth,
found that at pit-sent valuations
the city would be able to pay t :e
$ 10,000 bonds and interest over a
period of 15 year without i a I me
taxes or valuation
In,laded in rii
ment program wi
inent of the traff
inli r it! ion oI \ortIi Mine.
Griffin Road and Hi" Street,
five street intersection that
dattgero us to t ra f t i i a ill
boy and girls, who havi
the intersections to get t
n eiitary school.
When this work i > ompleted,
Mhany w ill ha\ • ■ w ide n io..i
street from the -outhwest to the
northeast eity limits, permitting
four lane of traft 1 and ample
Deep Test On
L. G. Davis Ranch
tre, t improve-
ie all iniprov e
■ 11>b 1 em at the
d . I hool
.C St''*ell, airman appren
^ompleted his basic train
-v Training Centei
Calif., last week,
"Friday to spend his 1 :■
I *'th his parents, Mi.
( Roy Stihvell.
' ««in basic 12 weeks, and
. ^'pied to tho A inn an's
School at Norman,
*le from San Diego
m * Navy plane.
JJfkoty) Word, win
I rHcnt major surgery it
S*"itarium at I en
The drouth in Sba< k> l!*>rd
ty deepei drilling t out uiue-
only one active ti t tor the I Hen
Wood on Oil Co. \o. 1 I. le
i Davis Morton i, drilling below -1,
F. J. Brew.-ter of tile Shackel- ; M)(, ol, | leiiheryr eoi
ford county I'.M.A. office, report . , . .„)() feet froi , :!.• e
ed Wednesday that IP application |1Mr. ,,f ed on bio. i
have been received for emergency | ^.|'|;|; land-, to <•' lea >■
feed. These applications are l'« .,c,|,iired from 1. Cia Morton,
mg taken by Mr. Brewster at the (ruslee.
Albany office. , X light show and sol't section of
Since this county has been do eonglomerate wa picked up
dared in the emergency drouth arouli(i |,s00 feet, indicating pn
area, feed, at low price- set by the ,j|,11itj,.s for the area even mile
Department of Agriculture, w iil be 0f A'bany.
available for those who need it. ('i,■ lenn Oil Co. ■ ml J.. 1
\ I'SDA drouth committee I., ft,, ,., of I'all.i-
been named for the county, and „„ the Merrick Davis ranch,
till committee will set policies , tj(„ ;; |„ t k ' I &!',
and distribute feed. W her. i "<-u . b'ock.
ed t he I'ommittee w .'I I" ■< • ■
j work oat Ion: term loans tor It eii NOl IC '
The committee i - comper ed o: : ^
i: \ I I iott, chairman, U < .
\ , , s | 1 Idler. John H - '
\ei k. 'and a representative of 1: . ' ''
Faro ' r ' Home Vdministrat.on ot ■
' •' ' ■ , lit") . })•!
"TS,4ffi-1. ;ir1-,1 ,
lief program, lollow. structiond, before being returned.
Cotton seed meal ot P« • starching, ironing or pre- ing not
ton. , .,. in
Corn, $ 1.00 bushel. ' ■" ^
Wheat, .' i ' 0 bu I.' Jcvicl Parnell of
Oats, 50c bushel. ,. , Houston were Fourth of July week-
I hese prices are for deliveryJW ^ <)f h| n(olheri Mrg< J,
either Moran or Albany in i ai '• I I'arnell, and sisters, Mr. and
lots. ,|oi D. Moore and Mi ami
° ,.r.<T Mi \ '• 1 '• " ' '■ :'lM ;.v'
ICE CREAM AND CAKT I I A: ^ ,|„ | ,r! !. i id 1 1 •
, a„l,v ' , 11 ii. >■ hero i A-t'k, returned
'T!:e \Vi • "".in-ter ^ " ' 1 '-I• • ^ !th her naivnt-.
group will serve an n 1 1 .
cake fea-t on the lawn <" ti.e Ma.
thews Memorial 1're. byteria
Church Friday night, July 10, b,
I gintiint" at 10.
;.. 11ed to eat wit
.,v„plc, who are endeav
raise funds to attend tl
lo Gap all tiext week.
Two I'ony l.eague tiuseball teams
have been organized m Albany and
equipment purchased, and the boys
are in business.
Guy I'attersoli, who is working
with the boys, reported Wednes-
days that they have 15 suits,
enough to fit one team, and they
need nine more uniforms. These
co.-t s Ki.ii.'l each, and anyone want-
ing to donate a uniform will find
some hoy willing to accept it.
Equipment costing $321.00, in-
cluding the 15 uniforms, bases,
etc., has been purchased, and to
date contribution- amounting to
>2ls.i0 have been made. Any-
one wanting to make a donation
may leave same at the .bank, or
hand to \ T. Speck or Guy I'at
All game are being played at
Hreckenndgc, as the Little l.eague
diamond here i- not large enough
■for the old hoy , v.ho are in the 1 ,'t
15 age bracket. Last Thursday
the two Albany teams played
Rreckenridge teams and won both
games. The llerefords won s to
I, while the other Mhany nine
won 5 to I. Tue.-day night of
tlm week the Mhany nine lost to
Mrs Howard Al-mstronq of
Hereford arrived Sunday to .spend
the re t of the summer with her
parents, Mr, and Mrs. J. M.
Retires from Air
Force After 30 Years
M. S t Howard P. Mi Keivy of
(>1 lando A I'M!, Florida, ha I < t i) ed
'loci the Air Force at ter oO y ear
of service. Sergeant McKelvy is a !
on of Mi I < Mi Kel v y ■ ■: Al
\ ton about Set ant McHel
\ y ret 11 ■ ment, appearing in tin
"(>1 lando Fly el ." tuise paper, fol- ,
"Ma ter Serge.nit Howard F
McKelvy, .1 taut to tic ha • 1
pector, retire 1 .from the Air
Force ye tarda} as a warrant of
In er after t lin t y and a 1 ii t yeai
"Menhei- ot the 22T'_'i,il Head
■ aartei Squadron were host to
Si-1 ■ ai ; McKelvy .it a tag part;
Monday afternoon at the \on
i omini: sioned 1 )ffn er.- Club, ol
Iiich the ergeant w as pre „!■•: t
"11. v• bade fal'ew ■ | |>\ t lie
en in In- ■ uadron and wa pre
ented a fan well gift at the nartj
".'-'er ', at.I M Keivy' gift to In ■
co-woisc! a a the afternoon off
on Tuesday. At his request, Col
titcl W i'ard \ . Mi own, ha ■> co
iiiander, de, la red a half holiday
when the -ergeant 'vu a ked '.' hat
-ort ot tribute he would like as a
Iftl retiring after ,10 yea i act
1 ilitary er\ ice
" \ 'native ot Albany, lex ,
Se I cant Mclv v i ■ ted in t a
First Tex a Calwiry in lPl'i and 1
1P1 . the National Guard wa-
federalized, la went oversea with
the .'Pith 1 >ix!-ion in the FieM \r
11 i I fry w heii he set-veil . Ira in , ,
Belgium and Germany.
"He later served in the Infantry
in the Philippine , China and Ha
"II first sei tin \
Force wa.- with the Th. teenth Vt
ta, -. Si :adro ,.f the Third \t
tack Group in 1 u.'-tO .. d he I.
Ser , .ml McKeh y w , ap
Picket House RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
To City Park
CONE IN FAST THIS WEEK
'The old Ledbettor picket house
near Fort Griffin, one of the real-
ly pioneer landmarks of the I'ort
Griffin area, ha- been purchased
and is being moved to the Albany
City Park. First truck load of one
of th<' old chimneys was unloaded
'Tuesday at the park. 'The two
chimney - will be rebuilt as nearly
a. po:. ible a they were originally
built by Judge Ledbettor, first
county judge of Shackelford coun-
ty, in 1K72. 'The house consists
of two rooms with a hreezeway.
The architecture is unique, and
many of the houses first built at
Fort Griffin for soldiers were sim-
'There i a large tone barn near
the picket liou.se, which has port
hole. . It was used ill the early day
by the settlers fortitig again-t the
The Ledbettor heir own some
of the original furniture in
the old pit ket house and have sig-
nified then willingne.-s to place it
in the old house when it becomes
a inu-enin in the City Park and
in which the items will ho protect-
ed. No doubt, many memcntoo of
the t atly day will ho place in the
Judgt Ledbettor operated thi-
ol,! alt work on Salt Prong creek
back in the early ISTO's, and one
tw( 111, lo: co j ipt-:' vat i • till t he
court lion e lawn. Anothei of the
\at: ha been given the city by
M r I on: , Wwcotnh and it w iil
be moved ill and placed on a ba.-o
near the old picket hou e, -imilar
to tile one of the court square
I he i.i.ioha '■ of the liou.-e, and
it. ro'coval to tin park and restor
at no , ',ein financed by publr
lib.-, ription by ome public spirit
Tin i another worthy addition
to Albanypark, wInch is becom
ing. one ot the mo t inteit sting and
most pop , ai , ict ii Xlb.it y
VN . (i. Webb i. chairman of the
Chamber of Commerce park com-
mittee 11:i never ceased to work
for tin na | k. : pentli i,g a great
amount e.t t no in planning and
build ing. i ml putting out flower-',
. hruh . t i e , and otherw > . mak-
ing the park more attractive.
Mrs } tl Dodiff ar^tl Nancy Mary
left Friday for Ilou'tirr, < olo.. to
g I*« ihi i! f rt'inaimier I . u:n
Me , ! i i of the Mbaiiy C am
her Ot ('ti ■ "it ice, with ^imi 1 .Hi
love, vict president, in the than,
it' us eii ,v ater i ght - I oi \ Ibany':
watet ipply at Fridav noon's
A , ommittee will go r to the
water r ght available in the near
future and make a report.
The CC members aie of the
opinion tl.11 \Ibanv must keep
The second week of the New
July subscription campaign found
large numbers of renewals coining
in from all parts of the nation.
Those renewing, or becoming
brand new readers this week in-
Raymond Tollett, Albany.
M. M. Goodman, Albany.
Hill Myers, Albany.
Thomas Furniture Co., Albany.
Jack Farmer, Albany.
Art Koach, Albany.
Pvt. Gerold Koach, AIM) New
Mrs. J. <). Gordon, Albany.
Mrs. ( has F. Hemphill, Albany.
Mrs. J. S. llirtciel, Levelland.
Jason O. Gordon, Plainview.
Mr-. M. G. Pederson, 1.1 Paso.
Mrs, Jerome H. Codington,
Mrs. L. C. McKelvy, Albany.
John Malone, Abilene.
XX ilbert Schneider, Abilene.
W T. I shell, llreckenridge.
Mrs. James It. Hawk, Fort
Oscar Anderson, Fort Worth.
Katheryn Hunter, Dallas.
W. C. Whorton, Tahoka.
W. A Andres, Fort Worth.
11. P. Posey, Port Aransas.
J. I.. Castleberry, Albany.
(tone l'ickard, Albany.
H L. Fergu. on, t 'isco.
John i.. Rose, Albany.
liual ti. I.ieb, Xlbany.
Henrry Jame on, Albany.
Clia- II. A remit, Wesley, Ark.
H. J. King, Mhany.
(apt. I' L. Adoue, Lawton,
J. Orville Davis, Houston,
Mi I i ed \\ el man. < )ile .
K. Daniell, Albany.
Mr Minnie M. Anderson,
(Miner Anderson, Hairti.
Mr.-. \ H. Pehling, Albany.
( \\ (Jure, Albany.
\\ alter V\ ootl, Albany.
.1 «>hr Wood, \ustin.
Mi II. I. Hodfish, llrunswick
•i . e U aller, Albany.
)a\ i , Dallas.
M ('shorn, I'.ig Spring.
II Sammoi \\ it'hita
.1. Myers. Albany,
i\ard King, Midland.
\ln e lilair, Lucerne, Calif.
Ic, ( ieorge Neweomb.)
IL i ,1m ' 1 )a\ i , Moran.
j'. K Clarke, Albany.
\. K. lireetlen, Albany
:: IJdey, Mhany.
. G.-orge, Victoria.
Cecil A. George, Channel View.
( ,1 K inkei, Mhany
I I Taylor, 1 -aurel, Miss.
1 J. White, \ew Orleans.
M. ( Stewart, Albany.
IL i. J o kso: , Albany.
K 1 Fet.ner, lr, Mhany.
I \ ('oil . Albany.
Mi- W. II. Green, Albany.
Tom w. Green, Vega.
Mr I A. Heats, Xlbany.
Mr (1. C King, Albany.
M: . J.i k Moore, Mhany.
•I II. Date , Albany.
11. I'. St John, Stamford.
Mr \\ l; I , nr:ox, Fort Worth.
11. F. Mori i . \bilene.
W D. Hem.lie
1 II. Baker, 1'ow i
Mary Lou Stapleton, July 5.
Mrs. Furl Killough, July 6.
Mrs. C. S. Lightsey, July 6.
Mrs. Dorothy Wagoner, Abilene,
Frankie Joe Heal, July 0.
Tom Purge, July 7.
Sonja Irvin, July 7.
Mrs. Marvin Hill, July 7.
Mrs. C. A. Lindsey, July 3.
Mary Lou Stapleton, July 3.
Cliff Ilertrand, July 4.
Mrs. J. W. Stuteville, July 5,
Mrs. N. L. Morris, July 7.
Tom Purge, July 7.
Junior Olympics, sponsored by
the Southern AAl , will be held At
McMurry College, Abilene, July
27 2s for boys in three age groups:
10-1 I, 12-13, and 14-15-16.
Last year Albany took teams to
the Junior Oylmpics, and this year
A. V. Jones, Jr., and l-ilwood Tur-
ner plan to work up teams to com-
pete in the three group.-.
Those interested in entering the
Junior Olympics are urged to sea
A. V. Jones, Jr., or Flwood 'Turner
Mr. and Mrs. James Albert
Howsley of Horger aie parents of
a baby son, born Tuesday, June
,'!0, at 11:10 a. 111. in the Porger
hospital. The baby weighed six
pounds 11 ounces and Ins name is
Robert ('line. He wit- named for
Grandparent.- are Mr. and Mra.
dine Morn.- of Seminole and Mr.
and Mr liob llows.y, Albany.
'The baby also has two great
grandmothers on the maternal
Lee Itell7.el of Cisco was in Al-
bany Monday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren C'aubl©
and son, Ross, attondt"! the rodeo
at Stamford on July Fourth.
Mr and Mrs. Billy George
Mat:.i> went to Hou ma, La., Mon-
day to vi>it her parents.
Major Claude L. Hooker left
Monday for Seattle, Wash., and
will ail from there soon for Japan,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Matthews
left July 1 for Moulder, Colo., to
spend the remainder of the sum-
Mr and Mrs. Walter Green and
son, Joe, of Wink are spending1
their vacation here wit Mr. and
Mrs. Leonard Green.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Payne of
Fort Worth arrived Wednesday to
spend a few days of their vacation
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P,
H. Pott it.
Mr. and Mrs. Waller Donnelly
of I la i 1 i and M1 -. .1 ack George of
McCamoy were in Albany to see
the paiade and Fandangle • n June
They were guests of Mrs. Dee
1 eei ai 1 other relatives.
wa I -'d
.1 . Mat 1
I M. How''', .' W.tit!
i'l" Key will
*itk ?,U8^ot1' where she v
Ir? e National A ,
(,et ' ral S. hotd belore ct- mg to d .1 u e I >, '_!• and _ .. v . di-
, areer. ' dent o! the Fort Gi iff'h Fandii: le
" A ked for comment on In- b" • A in lation, ii'ported that e piip
career. Si rg"e:e ' McKt . > en n ,■■ • i T, < g tored for motl , r
" 'The mo.-t -illporta- t attribute year, but he was "look.ng ttir a
a man can po-se- in the 11 ' ary ro.utl-bomt t the Te\a ( e e.t ral
.-ervice i - a sen e tvf lucinr a: il a 11 ■, ' .
wiiiingne - to as.-ume re-ponsibih- - -o—
ti' w h ch lliav be more tiian : "i .Mr and Mrs L. T. Hendrix of
cially expeeti d of his grade or ea Take ("rei k and son, Mr. and Mrs.
reer field'." 1!. Hendrix and children. Hilly
"Serge:,: t MfKi lit r. a a and Marsha (i.iil, of Sulphur
rhie'' w i rrant officer and v. : ke Snrm. weie Fourth of .Inly hoii
Orlando 1 home." day guests ot Mrs. I . T. Hendrix'.-
S. r.'eant and Mrs. MeK'elvv si.-ters, Mr, ami Mrs. 3. T. Gar-
: have two so , Hill M K.U e, -J(i, rett a' 1 Mt. ami Mr. Mi'lot Lew
who has served his alloted t no in allot
, ' 111 ni .I ;. 'II I * K Mr- (Jiiir Martin returned home
1(1, of Oi'ando. •s'a' 'day front San At vlo atter
Mr and Mr.. Carrol Putnam and
eabin there. hot)
M .ti..- d.
J. ii. (."
Garner I eet h and children,
!'■ d 1 vie Robert, whtf
her.' two weeks visiting
. tv. 1 eecb, Mr and Mrs. H.
W helm, i: d ,>t In ■ relatives,
re' r: < to then home in Sudan
Sunday, Jui.e 'JS, v. ith Mr. Ft>ech,
who .. ■ tiow n to ee the Fantlan*
gV Friday night.
Week end (ueiti in the home of
Mt. and Mrs. Carrol Smith were
their sons. Mr. and Mrs. Morris
(tober, hrockmor- Smith, and daughters. Carol Anft
and l.inda, of l'lamview, Captain
and Mr C. F. Smith and daugh-
ter, * hristine, of Hig Spring. Oth-
er gu. .?• Sunday were Mr. and
Mm. Roy Walk.' , l' Abilene and
1 tin Wilholm, l'ortlaml,
Crow, Fort Worth,
Albany. Juitoe W". L B
Mrs. J. Q. C
(Continued on page 101
urrow- of Albany.
Kathervne Hunter and Mrs. Vir-
ginia Scammet of Dallas and Miss
Hunter'- mother, Mrs. Edyth Hun-
Iter, drove to Carlsbad, \. M„ ?at-
• ft lay and went through the Carts,
bad Caverns Sunday. Mrs. Hun-
ter returned to Albany Monday
■ t.l Mrs. Scanunel and Miss Hun-
,' r Wen', "ti t*> lie bier, Colo., on
a vacation trip. They were guests
in the home of Mrs. Hunter and
Mrs. T. T. T.owery- Friday night.
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