The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Tex.), Vol. 59, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1955 Page: 1 of 12
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ftbe Sailor County JSanner
VOLUME 59, NUMBER 34
SEYMOUR, BAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1955
To% Salk Shots
FAMOUS SAYING: ' Darn such
In fact, it looks like about the
only spring we are going to have
was what there was along about
the first of March. And in a few
days more it will likely be burn-
ing us up—or down.
The weather man seems to de-
light in extremes, and you have to
hurry to keep up with him. And
whenever it gets warm enough to
turn off the heater, you have to
turn on the airconditioner.
One business man said the other
day that one of the two always had
to be on at his place, and he would
not be surprised any day to come
in and find both of 'em on.
Well, Time Marches On, and here
it is income tax paying tirrfe again.
And some of us crowding the dead-
line again. The government evi-
dently thought it was doing us a
favor by giving more time, but we
can't see how it is a bit easier to
pay the thing now than it would
have been a month ago.
Arrangements are bein*, com-^
pleted for the vaccination of first i _ ■ gm a
and second graders in the Seymour; U£}fl | VA((< IITIVO
public school system with the Salk ! i'vU VIWM v
polio vaccine. Plans were almost j
to the completion stage when word | Hf I-
was relased Tuesday that the new-' tJIQlIS A HIS W VwK
ly discovered vaccine was safe \
In a form letter to parents of
first and second grade pupils, Supt.
Hamilton said: Yes, the Salk vac-
cine against the crippling effects
of polio has proved as effective.
It has been licensed, which means
that it now carries the stamp of
approval of the American Medical
Association, the U. S. Gov-
ernment Department of Health,
and the National Health Institute.
The National Foundation for In-
fantile Paralysis will provide
through March of Dimes Funds
sufficient amounts of the vaccine
to Texas Health Department. It
A drive to raise $1800 for the
Red Cross started this week, rath-
er slowly, but is gaining sccne
Chapter Chairman E. A. Syptak
said that eight committees reported
Thursday morning, but results had
not 'been tabulated yet. Many mv>re
committees are still out, some
working, and seme not yet sarted,
Contributions can be left at eith-
er of the Seymour banks, or with
any committeeman. The need for
funds is great, especially in disas-
ter relief, and Syptak rn'akes an
urgent help plea for meeting the
goal of $1800 for the county. The
will be given in the local schools money w ill be divided on about a
under supervision of Dr. C. M. 60-40 basis, with the county keep-
Randal Jr., county health officer.' jng for its own use the 40 per
Consent of parents must be obtain-1 cent. All over $1800 received will
ed before the vaccination can be be divide^ equally between the
tt ii ii i National and County Chapters.
given. Supt. Hamilton says that ac-
cording to all records reaction from
the shots is minor. Three shots are
necessary for immunization. Dr.
rr,, ... ... , Randal said that the latest recom-
That s always the way it is with mendation would probably be fol-
lowed in giving the shots; the first
now; the second in about three
weeks; and the third given in sev-
Vaccine for the entire state will
be sent to the State Health De-
partment in Austin; each eoun-
us about those purchases you make
on time. Tim'e has never seemed
much oi' an object, because you al-
ways have next day. With most
of us, it's not time we need, but
The argument might be made
Set For April 20
A meeting of interest to form-
ers in this area who are now ir-
rigating cropland or plan to irri-
±Mv cuuuiuuub iLut^iii uc itmuc i , ... . , • i ,1 .. i gate in the fuXurc, will he held in
that if a rrian has to pay an income J iiia^Vnnint131C * 1LH 1301 R)n Munday, April 20, County Agent
tax. it shows he made enough to
pay the tax. Yes, of course, but
up at that point.
Private practice in Seymour is
our Uncle Sam doesn't realize how scheduled for 150 complete vac-
much it costs to live these days. dilations. These will be separate
xxxxxx anc* aPart from the school program
If the old boy will pardon the
suggestion, why not tax us on what
we had left, instead of on what we
made. All of those expenses are
sort of like water under the bridge,
A man said he thought he was
doing pretty well when he had a
streak of luck, got out of debt and
of immunization. Cost will be $12
for three shots, and Dr. Randal
recommends that all persons under
40 years old take the vaccina-
tions, however it will be given on
a preferred basis first.
Roy McClung has announced.
The meeting will be held at the
Elementary School Building, be-
ginning at 9 a.m.
R. V. Thurmond, irrigation spe-
cialist of Texas A & M College,
will be present to lead the discus-
sion dealing with irrigation crop-
Some problems to be discussed
are: water rights of landowners;
Board Employs Part of
Faculty for 1955-56 Term
The Salk polio vaccine is safe
effective and potent, it was offic-
ially announced today.
The vaccine was founa 80 to 90
per cent effective in preventing
paralytic polio in tests last year,
anxious parents were told today
by Dr. Thomas Francis Jr. of the
University of Michigan.
Dr. Jonas E. Salk of Pittsburg
immediately declared he is sure
the vaccine is potentially almost
100 per cent effective and can
bring complete triumph over polio
and its lieutenants of terror and
Dr. Francis' official report de-
clared the vaccine had produced
an "extremely successful effect"
among children with bulbar polio,
the most dangerous type.
There is no doubt that children
now can be vaccinated successful-
ly to end the threat of polio and
the anxiety it causes every year. |
J. K. Tidwell
t In regular meeting Monday night
! members of the Seymour Rural
High School board of trustees can-
vassed returns of the April 2 trus-
tee election, and declared Mrs. L.
l L. Stout and Paul Brock as duly
lee ted members of the board for
three year tenite.
Re-organization of the board fol-
| lowed, with Mrs. Stout being
named president, to succeed W. J.
j Karr. (Lawrence llarmel was elect-
ed to the vice presidency, and Glen
V. V. Overton, retiring member,
was present for the meeting until
votes were canvassed, and found
in order, and re-erganization con-
cluded. He had served six years
Chieif item on the agenda was
the employing of a faculty for the
1955-56 term to start in Septerrf*
ber. Names of present faculty
members were presented to the
board for consideration, and the
following employed for another
cent of children suffering
Dr. Randal said that applications! water; how much water to put on
for the vaccinations would be when to irrigate; salts in irrigation
taken by telephone Sunday after-j at one time; developing irrigation
noon, April 24. when the clinic j wells; crops that can be irrigated
with soirte money on deposit But | wiu 'have someone on duty more* successfully than others. As
finally turned yas j:3o t,0 6 p.m. for that purpose, i irrigation is on the increase in Bay-
that he and the family had just
used that money to make down
payments on some stuff that had
to be paid out by the month.
Aunt Het says: The poor folks
I know don't suffer for anything in
particular. In fact, they'd prob-
ably think they were well off if
nobody else had any more than
All a woman really wants is a
roof over her head and the right
•to raise it occasionally."—Sarrfmy
Vaccinations will bse given first to
five-year-old children, and nexl to
pregnant women. After that, vac-
cinations will be given on a Sirst-
come basis until the supply has
lor, Knox and Haskell counties
many vital question will be ans-
wered at the meeting, McClung
The meeting is being sponsored
by the Extension Service depart-
ments in the three counties. J. A.
Scofield, district, agent of Exten-
sion Service of Texas A&M Col-
lege. -will be present to help with
McClung is spending the week
of April 11-16 in Canyon attending
an irrigation school for county
agents. About 50 agents are ex-
pected to take the short course
The big weather headline for
the week was the hailstorm on
Sunday afternoon in the south-
western pai>t of the county. The
disturbance originated in Shady
community, between the farms of
~ ,, , , „ „ . | Travis Martin and Morris Cock-
O well, mavbe we had better get .. .. „ , ,
, , . J v,„ j I relL Martin was not hurt par-
any^reaction fhis ^veek to the ^fst! Ocularly, but Cockrell has Ms flffirATC ftl
of words offered last week May- »*£ ^out^on^ chfnce "11^11 UOlCeffS 01
be some of them were a bit difii- . „ , ... , ...
cult. Anyway, the writer of this ! 1,ahs ,for a cr"p n™.W,U be with |
would not make 100 on them. "Yfl maV °°me I
out from now on.
One trouble with the lists is that .T.he®t°''1"n'^ ^
there are different ways in which™"1, B £ gettT8, 'V
the words could be spelled. And if i damage. George Moore had some1
there is more than one way for j damfg~ „ Eas* «f Ma^' * C™ek'
spelling the words, had you ever f™1 Uot] and ^ Hostaf\ had
^ 1 their crops practically ruined. On
the Olaf Richeson place the grain
was hard hit. As the hail went
on to the rivcrr, Vern Teague had
his wheat more than half ruined,
and it was promising to - make a-
bout 25 bushels to the acre.
One redeeming feature of the
REVIVAL SERVICES BEGIN
AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Revival services for the First
Baptist Church of Seymour began
Wednesday, April 13th and will
continue through Sunday, April
24th. There will be morning ser-
vices from 10:00 to 10:30 each day
and evening services will begin at
8:00 p.m. Rev. John E. Lewis, pas-
tor of the church, will preach Wed-
nesday through Sunday of this
Beginning Monday night. Rev.
Cooper Wa'.ers will be the evange-
list for the remainder of the re-
vival services. Rev. Waters, a na-; _ ,
tive of Wichita Falls, is the pastor F OF C^OIlCCrt Dl*lV©
of the First Bapti't Church of
Orange. He has also held pas-
torates at Merkel, Cisco and at
Edgar Burress will direct the
song service. Mr. Burress is a na-
tive of Missouri but has spent ap-
proximately ten years in Alaska.
where he worked with Youth and
Elementary school: Miss Anna-
J. 1C. Tidwell was installed as j belle Brown, Mirs .Laura Burnett,
Mayor of the City of Seymour in Mrs. Alta Burton, Mrs. Katherin®
regular meeting of the city coun- j Cornelius, Mns. Donnie B. Crouch,
cil Monday night. Bill Smith took Mrs. Jeanette Dickson, Mrs. Mary
The vaccine was found incredi-1 lhe oa,h of °,fice aB councilman, EUand, Mrs. Beth Few Miss Cleo
bly safe and with only 4 of 1 per alon? wl,h Lp0 RoV Baccus who *■ Mrs. R"V? rMis3
„! starling his second term. Evelyn Jones, Billy Clyde Laws,
I j Mrs. Aline tMcCauley, Miss Liu-
_ , , ___ ,, nie MoGlamery, Mrs. Maurine
So-called "major reactions were
almost completely lacking.
The time of protection from the
vaccine appears reasonably good. |
"The effect was maintained with I
but moderate decline after five
Paralysis occurred in 33 children
who received vaccine in areas
where children were given cither
the real vaccine or dummy shots. I Careers week at the Seymour
None died. I High School will get under way
M High School
.lust one child given the vaccine i Monday, Apri
died of polio and this death fol-
ohved removal of tonsils two days
after his second shot of vaccine
in an area where polio was al-
I 18, with 15 career
Mrs. E. H Balch, chairman of the.
membership committee of the
Community Concert drive, has is-
sued th following list as captains
for the Seymour area drive. The
surrounding towns will have cap-
tains for their respective areas.
The Seymour captains are: Mrs.
noticed that you and I will be sure
to take the wrong way.
What makes it worse is, rrfost
of the words are in frequent use.
We'll see sorrre of them spelled in
the papers every day, and then go
right ahead and spell them wrong,
Another list is given below, with
the hope that you do better. Per-
District 3 Meeting
About 75 presidents, secretaries,
and directors of District Three
Farm Bureaus will meet in Sey-
mour Friday for conference, Wes-
ley Martin, secretary of the Bay-
lor County unit has announced.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
in the banquet room at Roddy's
Cafe. Invitation was extended to
storm was that about an inch of I the district through Loys D. Bar-
rain fell in that territory. This I bour, Iowa Park, Slate Director.
will be a great help to whatever He will be in charge of the meet
haV'it^-oufd bebetter7f all' oMhe | wheat was not hurt by the hail ■ ing. and as he has been in Austin
words were spelled wrong: but, as I * show'er f? } ln ^er ^ °f ^
usual, some of them are right, even ^he cou»t>'- ^though too light to
if they look wrong in print. Ld° 'much good in most places. The
xxxxxx ' Seymour on Sunday, in
So, here goes : Miscellaneous. In- th.e added
ebriate, Disipa.tion, Caladiums, An
up to .19 of an inch.
during the legislative session lob
bying for the Farm Bureau, he will
probably bring much information
on legislative matters to the con-
Horton Porter, Baylor County
apolis, Disseption, Innovation, Sym-
bal, Waxihachie, Mehair County,
McClellen County, Exaggerate, In-
compatibility, Desicrate, Innervate,
lillies,, Perceptable, Calaboose, In-
All signs are said to fail in dry
weather. Whenever the big league
baseball games start it is consider-
ed to be spring. They've started,
Several weeks ago John Storey
suffered a heart attack. He recov-
ered in a short time and is feeling
fine now. He says, however, jud-
ging from the hospital and doctors'
bills w hieh he has received, he
said he must have been a great
deal sicker than he thought —
Ray Nichols in Vernon Record
Senator Soai>cr says: The Rus-
sians don't seem to nfind that the
new government emphasis will be
on fev er consumer goods They
never really cared too much about
two cars in every garage, mainly
The week has been windy and Farm Bureau President, has made
arrangements for the noon meal to
be served at the cafe and is pre-
paring a program of entertainment.
Two high school choruses, boys and
girls, will" bring musical entertain-
An address of welcome will be
made by W.. B. Flewharty, cham-
ber of commerce president.
cold part of the time. Mrs. Dau
gherty reports highs and lows for
the week as follows:
Thursday, 65 and 37;
Friday, 72 and 52;
Saturday. 63 and 56;
Sunday, 77 and 52;
Monday, 89 and 57;
Tuesday, 72 and 49;
Wednesday, 70 and 39. j
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ward of I
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Harrison Estil. Okla., were here Sunday asl
were in Haskell for an Easter visit guests in the home of their aunt
in the home of their daughter. Mrs. Rollo Davidson
Choirs of the Community Baptist Bill Boone, Mrs. W. E. Lunsford,
Church of Kwdiak. He is now I Miss Linnie McGlamery, Mrs. Chasu
a student of the Southwestern ) M, Randal. Jr., Mrs. Sam Jones.
Baptist Theological Seminary of Mrs. Earle Garrison. Clyde White-
Fort Worth, and also serves as edu-' side, Mrs. Rufus Whitley, Mrs. Pat
rational director of the First Bap- Young, Mrs. Jess Harkness, Mrs.
tist Church of Seymour. ' I Wesley Martin, Mrs. J. A. Siddens,
The public is cordially invited Mrs. Jeantte Johnson, Mrs. Travis
to attend all services. The nursery Martin, Mrs. Kenneth George, Mrs.
will be open each evening. L O. Newton, Mrs. C. L. Cross, Mrs.
| George Iliggins and Mrs. Haskel
Mrs. Alva Hill of Fort Worth i Francis.
was here for an Easter visit, and The membership drive will start
she attended the organ dedication i May 9 according to Richard Ferge-
exercises Sunday at the First | son. president of Communit Con-
Christian church. She visited her cert.
sister, Mrs. W. B. Craddock, and j Other officers are Jack Jones,
other relatives and friends in the ! first vice president; Mrs. E. H.
old home town. Mrs. Hill said Balch. second vice presidnt; John
Junior High: Lyda Cherry and
M ra. Annie Do del.
Red Springs school: F U Powell
and Mrs. Amy Moore. Washington
a.m. Monday a group of j school: Mrs. Julia Brady.
they were getting along very well,
and W. R. is getting better. W. R.,
their son. has had a little session
with his heart.
M. Edwards, third vice prsldent,
secretary, Mrs. George Jones; tr«-a-
surer, Bob Thompson, and concert
chairman, J W Hamilton.
Chamber Body Sees
Oil Film Wednesday
There were 21 members and two —
guests at the regular Chamber oft , developtTlent of the oil In_
I 'iwiwiAfOA lnn/ihAAn \A/ nor->l o\r w
Parris, Mrs Ethel Poe, Mrs. John-
jnie Quisemberry, Mrs, Alma Shaw-
iver, Mrs. Anne Stout, Mrs. Lulu
I Tidwell, O. B. Wilbanks, and Mrs.
1 Modena 'Miller (subject to their
| being a vacancy for which she is
I (High school J. B Bishop, Wanda
I Cunningham. Alfred Harrison, Mrs,
IKathryn Holman, Mrs. Anna Lena
j Kessler, Mrs Nancy Jo Murphy,
Earl Powers. Mrs. Agnes Randal,
. i ,, rr. * I Mrs. Helen Reerves, Mrs. Mae Tay-
during the week. L. F. Taylor, , f . . " ,
...... lor, Mrs. Margaret Tucker, Far!
guidance director, has arranged thei i«r
classifications slated for discussion! s "
program, and has secured some
very competent people to assist the ,
students in selecting a career. |
students will hear Glenn Shelton, I Mrs. Faye Bartos was re-elected
Wichita tails I imes and Record ( q position in the Bomarton ele-
News Farm Editor, and Charles j mentary school, if final ADA fig-
Morrison. Wichita Falls Banker, j ures merit a continuation of the
discuss animal husbandry, farming school there.
and ranching. Mrs. Melba Pribyla was retained
Other groups of students, their | as school nurse, and Miss Vera Mc-
chosen careers, and informants are: j Gaughey was named special edu-
Monday: Teaching, Elementary i cation teacher for another term.
Prineipal Louis Johnson, and Al-j
fred Harrison, high school agri- ___
culture teacher; telephone workei ! INCW CJll Well
(boys), radio and television: How-|
ard Hurley and Richard Dormier. j To Baylor County
Tuesday: Forestry, game warden.;
C. T Pittman and Morris Staleup, The Cache Creek and Mary's
Wichita Falls; welding and m'ech- jCreek oil field has been extended
anfes, Raymond Breland and E. L west by the bringing in of a well
Crain; nursing, John L. Stallings, j on the Pat Young place, which is
Mrs. Edith Gouge, Mrs. Melba !f»ur miles east of Bomarton. The
Pribyla. litem is as follows:
and! ^ Butler of Dallas complet
building trades, O. T Richeson and
ed the No
Pat. Young as a Tan-
section 24, block:
education, Rollo Davidson
Edgar Burress; telephone worker"
• girls), Mrs. The Una Bailey arid
Mrs. Norene Gunn.
I James and
Location is 95(1
Commerce luncheon Wednesday
noon. One of the guests was Roy
Dale of Wichita Falls, who was
introduced by M. E. Morton. The
other was Bill Lewis of Austin,
who was the guest of Manager T.
E. Craddock of B-K Electric. Mr.
Lewis is editor of Texas Co-Op-
erative Power, and he was taking
trip over this part of the state
oo collect material for an account
of the oil. irrigation and registered
livestock resources here Mr
It was brought here
Flynt Bibb; ministry and religious
and'1' D&WRiR survey. It pumped*
barrels of 35 gravity crude per
day from perforation* at 1421-
49 feet. Hole was bottomed at
rp. . . , iii 1452. Gas-oil ratio was 100-1.
Thursday: Chemistry, physics, j A new Joc.ntion js do8t.rlbed as:
engineering, O. H. Hartley; ac- glx rr,.lIl!H ^uthw^st
counting and secretarial, Miss Sal-1 p.lt Young et al No
ic Mae Arwood, Wichita Falls, ant. jcarl Snyder is
Jack Jones; Petroleum industry, I County wildcat
Nolan Davis. feet from west and 1280 from north
Friday: Armed services and a-1 lines of block 19, !>& W RR survey
viation, Lt. James Ure, Sheppard A-54.
Air Force Base; F.B.I and law. An abandonment for the coun-
Jarrell Davis of Wichita Falls and' ty is: D. D. Strange abandoned
George W Leedy of Seymour. at 1450 feet the No 1 Mary Ruth
One classification, design, inter- Higgins, 'Baylor County wildcat
ior decorating and home econom- five miles southeast of Bomarton
ics, will be conducted May 3 by; in section 33, block 45, H&TC
Mrs. Helen Banks, Lone Star Gas i survey.
Company home economist, Wichi-| - -
ta Falls. This was the first date| Elmer Starkcy of Oklahoma
on her schedule.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Allison and
two children of Beaurrtont were
r . , , the oil industry, at Titusville, Pa.,
Lewis paper goes to about 150,000 where th(, firKt wcl, wa., brought
in, during the year of 1859 The
through the instrumentality of here a few days the past week as
Neil Laws, Magnolia Company ! guests in the Roy Day home. Mr
agent, and it was shown by Supt. j Allison is the brother of Mrs. Day. visit ike
J. W. Hamilton at the projecting
machine. Thanks were given to
Wichita Falls Chamber of Com-
nlerce for loans of the film, and to
Ben Blanton for his aid in getting
it for Seymour.
The picture gave a thrilling ac-
count of the very beginnings of
City was here this week to see
his mother, Mrs. A Starakey, In
the local hospital. Elmer travels
for a ladies ready-to-wear firm,
and visits here twice a year, be-
sides when he just comes on a
Texas far risers
Neil I>aws was the
to get a free meal.
President W B Flowharty stated
that it was impossible to hold a
directo: > meeting at the appointed
time Tuesday r::t?ht The time wa<
•t a':a n this time at 6:00 o'clock
lucky man well was 69 feet deep, and it pro-
duced some 300 gallons of oil per
Mr E Holder of Fresno, C
ha-t been here visiting the I,
Owen and Vaughn Owen fam
nt states I |
s working oi
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Harrison, O. C. The Baylor County Banner (Seymour, Tex.), Vol. 59, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1955, newspaper, April 14, 1955; Seymour, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth429575/m1/1/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Baylor County Free Library.