The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 109, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 5, 1954 Page: 5 of 12
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1SDAY, MAY 5, 1954
THE ORANGE LEADER
. .. „ automatic. Hopson struggled on. J
Continued from Page 1) Then came the, stake. 4-inches mm
willing to face'The dele-_, through. 8-feet long. Hopson's S
Particularly has ih- di^TTTfv"u’e,h 'ver<’ scattered across the aJ)1 ■Jp
..fhce been “poison” to’ ran.su ^ skull crushed, brains
and sex offenders. oounng out. -
"I take oersona'l intereet in Sheriff Holts. nicked un a tiu. "■ ** -.'m
bringing these people to lustier ’*• J;1/**? *alhe"dbloodV Shoes. ^Bk 1 •-
explained the sheriff -Especially “?*> ^
stot; ms?***1' •*r» -
' a-.j v, hausted In Orange County. Brown A
rford reflects that was packed bTrfpTf untsville for a 4
painstaking effort*. Three men are lifetime of confinement. *
serving life for rape and attemp- i LaFleur Was Next - -MPafluMra
ted . rape. _ Two are- doing seven] Paul LeFleur was next to taste
years for it and another Is un for Sheriff Holts’ tracking ability. A Miss Dbnn Mis
a 12 yeaf hitch, same ohatfnv- * ! month after his heinous crime of - —....f ■ -—1— j
Unlike a lot of others the sher-! rape and near murder, almost offer. Ci I -
iff isn’t greatly concerned over 5.000 miles later, which saw the; “l hadn’t been back iri Orange
what has been .called a “juvenile,..sheriff'following the scent to the si* hours.” the sheriff smiled,!
problem ” . Tennessee mountains to pose as an j “when they called from Tennes-
Mttrder for Money j insurance Salesman. LeFleur came ; see. LaFleur was in jail; I turned
“Of course we don’t have too'to justice. . •> ] around and went after him.’
much- to do with itj’ explained I The tip came wheni Sheriff 1 His trial became legal historv.
the sheriff, “but what we see is ; Holts put up a $500 reward, tasty First he got life in Orange County
that almost all our juvenile tfou-! bait for people in shad,y life. An I on the rape charge. Then in New-
bies originate in broken homes.; ex-con provided the clue that j ton County jury gave him 101
Where • strong Christian homes ended the chase. years on asault with attempt to
thrive we have no juvenile pfob-! LaFleur had wife trouble, that murder. - ,
lem. Fortunately our community started it off. She left and came to 1 Vernon Lee Joiner found, , the
has an abundance of Christian Orange He followed, intent on; sheriff no less aelentless. He had
living.” „ trouble, packing a loaded .38 pi?-; murdered a cab—driver in the
Violence found no, succor under: tol. When he couldn't find her, i Cove. It was a cold-blooded affair,'
Shetiff Holts. It found that out LaFleur hopped a freight heading 1 poking a shotgun alongside his
in Jtme of 1948 when Lester Rav home again. j head and blasting it from the
Brown was-brought to justice for When the freight Slowed for a cab driver's' shoulders,
the murder of a cab driver. It was j siding LaFleur spotted a parked I Then with the bloody body lv-
one of the county’s most brutal, t car. two teenage couples in it. He jng on the seat beside him Joiner
certainly its goriest ! hopped oft the freight.yfemced the: cruised the city, ending up in a
The cab driver, J. P. Hooson, youngsters out. shot one-of the ditch where Allied Chemical
gressmen—10 Republicans and one Republican factional dispute
***** °°v- »• Craig
primary' centered an local Usuee. jjj* tt&L
However, the vote cventuaUyLtnn»feexg©frol^f the sta^e
ill Hatormina wkW urine « kiw.. ^ .
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name “KlssingJim,” moved with-
ln range of a majority of all votes
Failure to get 11 majority would
put Folsom in a runoff June l
with his nearest opponent. State
Sen. Jimmy Faulkner.
Bender, long-time Ohio political
associate bf the late Sen. Robert
A. Taft, goes Into a November
race' with Sen. TRoimaa A. Burke
for , the remaining -two years of
Taft’s term. Burke, a Democrat,
was appointed to succeed Taft uni
til the November election.
Bender defeated Ohio House
Speaker William Saxbe, Burke
was unopposed in the Democratic
In Florida, incomplete returns
indicated neither -^Acting Gov.
Charley E Johns- nor State Sen.
Leroy Collin'* could gain a, clear j
majority in a three-way race for
the Democratic governor nomina- j
lion. Falling that, they’ll go into
a primary runoff May 25! -_fe—.
Indiana’s 11 incumbent eon-
ytfiH determine who wins a bitter1 organisation.
Don’t Forgot the One You Love!
With the exception of Beth
Brown, 13. all the girls are the
same age, 14. and all were- bom
Id January. ... ’
Mrs. Tracy Cooper of Orange is
ffeeir teacher. They will graduate
May 20 at 8 p. m. during 8th grade
C A K E S
ZTrrZ r yaeanrawraRe “ 81 Setting of Holiday.
Six of the girts.were bom In j i f*, fT_ *_ DMA
January and with one exception »* L.®*i VJp lO rviVI/A
are the same age. Their school During a joint meeting of the
years parallel and their grades are Orange Chamber of Commerce
so close that they caused consider- Merchants and Greater Value Dav
able complimentary comment this Committees yesterday in* Orange
year, says Suofc lie Hensley, National Bank Utd question arose
They all vied .With each other, about . merchants closing their
in friendly competition, to see who shuts on July 5 because July 4
could make the highest grades, falls on Sunday this year.
Here is!the result: ■■ ' ., ■ As the mereKiants were poised
Juanita Fae Dunn, daughter of ]o am,rove the plan J. 1). Stan-
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Dunn, is the field ihe RroUp that the
honor student with a 92 9 average.: Retall Merchants Association set
Thompson, daughter of j jju,siiu'ss holidays hero. The group RvvKituni^ <
E V tlSUi'k^Thon is in Gist has ' decided to aWait-actionfromllMA. areography.
a 92.7: Beth Brown, daughter of
Mr. and'Mrs. Ed Furlow of Mau,-
ncevillc. has a 92,3 and Carolyn
Simth. daughter Of Mr. and Mrs.
R.'C, Smith of Gist. 92.2.
Five others rating in the nine-
ties are Doris Unseomb. daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Linscomb.
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OTHERS AT THE SAME LOW RRICES !
| ORDER TODAY FOR MOTHER’S DAY!
! RICHTER’S pS
I • ,v - "Baked Today—Sold Today!"
904 SECOND ST. ^ r PHONE B-2K4
And. after those six.....years of ^ the'high raters, has an average of
| record making service In law en-
| forcenient Sheriff Holts still of- !
j fered thanks today Inn the humble I
I way he has always approached his j
) "I just want everyone ,
hi sure do appreciate thi
| fidence," he said torlay.
WANT TO CUT YOUR FOOD BILL ?
... Then Plan To Attend
★ free door
it FREE Refreshments and
Gifts for All Attending
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“People feel like they’re down-
town when they park next to a
meter.” Gough pointed out.
He added that the panel named
to study 'the problem suggested
that the new nu-ters to be install-
ed offer twu|h(>ur parking for five
cents^and Rmr^hour parking
for 10 Cents, He said this would
encourage persons who work
downtown to park their cars in
the outlying areas rather than
next to downtown stores where
they work. "In that way we could
have the downtown area fpr cus-
tomers only.’’ he said.
Bert Hauver moved that the
group go on record as endorsing
the plan so the committee could
take it to city council. It carried
OUR CITY OF ORANGE
FRIDAY, MAY 7th
1:30 P. M. - AT
206 BORDER STREET
1 /v* mm 1 m m.■■ • •
\ j Already spent this year . . . Mire money than any administration before has
V VV / spent in an entire year . . . AND-The City of Orange has four more months
A to spend when this latest report was mode by the City Secretary ...» J*os
made availoble for SPENDING by increased tax valuations (same more than
^—-*<Z 50 percent and most 33 1/3 pcrcentyand by an increase tax rate (from >2 15
to $2 30 per $100 valuation). And, the administration has
earmarked future to pay for other commitments
JR made the
S’? THAT'S WHERE YOUR MUNICIPAL DOLLAR IS GOING!
WHAT DID YOU GET FOR
your municipal dollar?
VALUATIONS WENT UP!’
mm X 1^™“Z!’ S.VS'«)
Facts You Should Know About Our Municipal Economy:
Called to Your Attention by JOE RUNNELS JR. The “People, Candidate for Mayor”
_______ These Are The FACTS!—T0U Be The Judge!
Record—RID CAIIAAVCT |
Tax Rate RAMRD
ATTEMPT te CHARGE fee Gar baft
( oilertlon , ;] '
Oil Spread few Weeka Before KleeSton
★ CONDUCTED BY 1
GVI> PANEL TO MEET
J. D. Stanfield, chairmah. an-
nounced today that the Greater
Value Dav Committee of the Or-
afvge Chamber of Commerce will
meet Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in the
4 Grange National Bank building.
Famous Home Service Director For DEEPFREEZE
IP IT’S WORTH OWNING—
rrs WORTH INSURING WITH
— MUL X»T*T* LOAMS- _
see Main 8treeS Phene 8-931
206 BORDER ST.
Record—JOF. RUNNELS JR.
e Tax Rate LOWERED
• City Employees got a RAISE
• FREE Garbage Collection
Entire downtown area atreet*
RESURFACED. Second St. WIDENED,
Seventh St. WIDENED
Colored Park “IMPROVEMENTS
Vacant Lota CLEANED. No Weede.
City Continuously FOGOED to
Eliminate M«jkf|ultoee, Flies __ l,.......
Graft, Corruption at City Docks
Exposed. Stopped. Entire “sacred"
OIL FUND left ou Deposit,
Fire Wton OPENED on City’i
In Feeble Attempt te FOOL V<
last Minute Promise
Made Only a few Da
FA ft CHAI
i Oil Fund new ne Longer *Wred".
I sod te Pay City * Bills. Entire 175.009
•■borrowed”, only M5.0*0 rotamod.
Fire Station CLOSED on City’s
City HespHal new LOSING MONET.
Modern Equipment. Children’s Word
ID Financial Condition.
VOTE!-SATURDAY, MAT 8*-VOTE
6000 Block, Port-Arthur Highway
Home demonitrotion by o
decorator espert at no
obhqation to you
Coll DAY, NIGHT or
f *** an]
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Browning, J. Cullen. The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 109, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 5, 1954, newspaper, May 5, 1954; Orange, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth558286/m1/5/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.