The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 137, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 9, 1955 Page: 2 of 18
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THURSDAY, JUNE t, 1955
Be Put Into Book
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»T WUJCE HBNDKKSON
"Ww growto* all the^Uir*,”
Sty may «ee
sits at a crossroads
of Dallas. Ac-
Springs. But Zipp
City has retained lit individuality
and odd little name.
They saw Jesse Janes hid out in
a cabin Just outside town. Belle
Starr and the Younger brothers
used to hang around this part of
toe country, toe, so legend goes
But the person who founded anc
But the person wh<
named Zip* City,
Mrs. M. E. Romine,
. ■«. am. »• o. nummc, was a woman
nicknamed “Mrs- Zipp."
Mrs. Romine says back in the
1920s "Mrs. Zipp” and her hus-
band were running a country store
where Zipp City is now. She says
toe husband died and left the store
to “Mrs. Zipp.”
“She’d complained to me that
traffic would sip right by her
store,” Mrs. Romine recalls. “So
you know what she did? She put
out a sign that said; ‘Zipp City
—speed limit 10 m.p.h.”’
Mrs. Romine says “Mrs. Zipp”
couldn’t spell very well “ind prob-
ably put to many p’s to *rip.”’f?D
The misspelling held, though.
She describes “Mrs. Zipp”
“ap enormous woman—at one
time the must have weighed ova:
3°Mm>URornlne says “Mrs. iipp"
was married several more times
bfefore she died in the 1990s. A
new store has been built on the
site of “Mrs. Zipp’s” store.
Mrs. Romine has written a book,
“Mrs. Zipp of Zipp City.” She calls
it a novel “Inspired by" the quaint
The MacMillan Co. is consider-
ing publishing it, she says, and
has asked her to expand the novel.
Wingless Aircraft To Be Given
Initial Try Out in Virginia
EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Charles
Pritchard, a railroader by profes-
sion, is set to try out tomorrow a
wingless aircraft he developed be-
cause he remembers • “once when
1 had to walk five miles from an
airport to town.”
A mile-long runway at Emporia
airport will be the scene of the
test by Pritchard, who 8*ys he’s
I," worked “y develop som
; Venice Palaces
: Must Be Saved
•I VENICE, Italy (AP) - The
canals which make Venice famous
also ruin toe foundations of its
ii Antiaue palaces. fi" *
ji Take to. fan** !7th century
*' Ca’Angaran, on the Grand Canal,
’ Ca’Angaran means the House of
the Angarans. Thig. family gave
t; the republic of Venice money to
j; fill coffers emptied by war to 1155
' and was elevated to nobility as a
>• For years the Angarans have
■ ’ feared their palace would fall
down. Centuries of lapping water
bad eaten into the under pirmlngs.
But the 17th century facade wk*
• irreplaceable, and the owner*
" feared foundation repairs would
harm the front.
The solution' Th. facade wu
.. taken apart, stone by stone. In
all, 1,709 separate pieces were
plied in a small square nearby.
Sturdy new foundations were
built. Now workmen are reassem-
bling the palace. Soon Venetians
passing by in their gondolas will
never know it was rebuilt.
It’* an expensive process. Few
Venetian aristocrat* can. afford the
cost. Dozens of palaces badly need
restoration If they are not to col-
- lapse eventually.
ii » IS arinate* ah* .Mlyta» 1M-M.
- Mat, if jon tan ta eeratch T»«r Hah
, 7»«r Me tack ll i.f Sras .ton. A Ml'
« lir Ur ctt.ra.llf cease* Heh. AM
f.r ltcb-Me-Net U4.f at N«t1h BrS*
this for 10 years for air travel
and highway travel." _>
The initial test flight will be
tried under the aupervision of
P. R. Steinman of Richmond, avia-
tion safety agent for the Civil
Aeronautics Administration. Gov-
ernment' officials also are sched-
uled to be on hand.
Pritchard, an assistant gang
foreman for the Virginian Rail-
road who also is a licensed pilot
with about 600 hours of flying
time, explained his aluminum craft
has been designed as a combina-
It looks something like a plane
—minus the wings. The “rocket
air ship”—as Pritchard calls It—
is 21 feet long, 98 inches wide and
weighs about 800 pounds. He fig-
ures the craft can be taxied on
The body of the plane is made
entirely of aluminum. Each side
has baffles (or fins) of varying
length. From a technical stand-
point, Pritchard points out the
fins “hold air in the proper chan-
nel over the hull of the ship to
give the hull its lift."
Pritchard says the craft has
some characteristics of airships
(lighter than air), airplanes and
helicopters. Ailerons for changing
directions in flight are on the sides
of the plane.
Conventional equipment on the
wingless craft includes a tricycle
landing gear, metal propeller, 90-
horsepower engine and flight in-
Pritchard worked to general
production for Goodyear Aircraft
in World War II.
If the tests prove successful,
Pritchard aay* he wants to start
ably in this area of southern Vir-
ginia. He says the cost So far has
been about $1,500—not including
the hundreds of hours he’s put
into its development.
Pritchard has been anjenjploye
railroad since 1924 excSpt
his wartime work in the air-
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Fifth in State
ion e- Ji
of Mr. and Mr*.
Joe Bean of Mauriceville has
been promoted to corporal. He
it stationed with the 3rd Ma-
ne Division on Okinawa.
lose City Baptists
itart Bible School
VIDOR (Spl) — The vacation
Bible school at Rose City Baptist
Church will open tofnorrow at 10
a.m. with a parade, according to
the Rev. E. W. Richter, pastor.
Superintendents of the" various
departments are Mrs. Eunice Wil-
liams, intermediate: Mrs. John
Quillen, juniors; Mrs. C. L. Em-
singer, primary department No. 1;
Mrs. Bill Levins, primary No. 2;
Mrs. Carl Miller, beginners; Mrs.
Monroe Biehle, nursery and Mrs.
John Willette, cradle roll.
Mfs. E. M. Whatley Is the re-
freshment chairman. Character
stories will be told by Mrs. Bill
BEAUMQNT (Spl) — Lamar
Tech’* aummer session attracted
7 . per edit’ more fulltim# students
for the first 6-week term this year
than a year ago, according to
figures released today by Celeste
A total of 1,087 students we
registered by the 9 pjn. deadline
yesterday compared to 635 for the
same term last year.
Total enrollment, including stu-
dents hi evening classes, Increased
43 per cent, from 920 to 1,313.
Evening classes showed a de-
crease because fewer courses are
Lamar Tech’s enrollment has
jumped 20 to 45 per cent at each
registration since the school be-
came a 4-year college in Sep-
tember, 1951, but the increase this
summer is the largest at any one
registration to date.
The college ilready .ranks as
the fifth largest of the 18 state
colleges in Texas.
The summer figure Is an all
time summer high and is 221
greater than the total number of
students enrolled in 1950-51, last
year for the old junior college.
NEW AFL CONTRACTS
DALLAS (AP)—New two-year
contracts involving some 5,000
AFL building craft workers have
been negotiated here by union
electrician* and construction la-
borers. Until now, union officials
said, most agreements have been
for on* year.
Weekday. 0:00 p.ra. — Sal.-Ian. 5:00 p.a
• TODAY AND FRIDAY i
In 1954, the American Red Cross
Foreign Location Inquiry Service
located an average of one person
a day who was lost to family and
friends due to dislocations during
World War II.
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11:34—The 80n( and the Star
13:15-Noon Hew. with llaifiM
13:34—Eddy Arnold Show
12:45—Westward to Music I
1:00—Let’, Get Together With Record.
1:35—Game of th* Day
4:00—Bar Non* Ranch
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New. and Comment—CBS
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Newa and Story—MBS
Rhythm on Parade
3:00—Fibber and Molly—NBC
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Newa: Serial! (314 hra.l—CBS
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Luncheon at Sardis'—MBS
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| Vidor Vignettes I
VIDOR (Spl)—Mrs. B. M. Rob-
erts underwent surgeryV at Hotel
Dieu Hospital this week for a
stomach ailment. Mrs. Howard
Lusk had minor surgery at St.
Therese Hospital, Beaumont.
Mr. and Mrs. Boss Davis and
daughter, Mrs. Juanita Long, are
in Idaho Springs, Colo., where
Mrs. Long, a Vidor teacher, is at-
tending college. The two were ac-
companied by David Long, Mrs.
The adult class of Rose City
Baptist Church Training Union
recently was entertained In the
home of Mrs. A. L. Walker. Those
attending were Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. An-
drews, Mr. and Mrs. John Quil-
len, Mrs. S. Server, Kenneth Per-
kins, J. D. Chesser, Mr. and Mrs.
A. L. Walker, the Rev. and Mrs.
E. W. Richter, Mrs. Annie Hill
and Mrs. Josie Levins. Chesser is
training union director.
Mumps have Stan anfl Charles
Biehle. sons of Mr. and Mrs. Mon-
roe Biehle, on the sick list. Also
on the sick list is Dale Williams,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wil-
Joan Wilson recently underwent
surgery in St. Therese Hospital.
Lamar Tech Names
BEAUMONT (Spl) — Dr. Fred
Skinner chairman of the depart-
ment of speech at Texas College
of Arts and Industries, Kingsville,
has been appointed director of the
division of fine and applied arts
and head of the department of
speech at Lamar State College of
As division director, Dr. Skin-
ner will supervice work in the
departments of commercial art and
music in addition to his own de-
partment. William A. Boughton is
head of the department of com-
mercial aft and George Parks Jr.
is heed o* the department at
Mrs. Jewel Blanton, associate
profeaeor of speech and member
of the faculty since 1942, has
served as acting bead of the de-
partment since Lamar Tech be-
came * four-year school in 1931.
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WILL VISIT SHRINE
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Over
8,000 Catholic pilgrims from the
Queretaro area are scheduled to
visit tha Basilica of Guadalupe
here Sunday. Church officials in
Queretaro said toda ythe pilgrims
would visit the capital in 52
groups. The basilica is Mexico’s
sacred shrine, and is visited an-
nually by over five million per-
Mrs. Evelyn Payfle
Rites Slated Today
BRIDGE CITY (Spl)-Last rites
for Mrs. Evelyn Payne, 80, of
Thompson Funeral Home to Port
Arthur. ^ '
The Ret. Louis Tucker, pastor
of St. Paul’s Methodist Church,
Bridge City, was to officiate and
burial was to be in Greenlawn
Pallbearers were to be Bill Ross,
Douglas Decker. Edwin Payne,
Irwin Cormier, Pat Etheridge and
R. L. Ledford. •
Mrs. Payne, a native of Ala-
bama, died Wednesday , at 7:35
a.m. at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. M. R. Becker of Bridge City.
Other survivor* are two dau
ters. Mrs. J. W. Oglesby of Will
Mrs. John Miguez of Groves;
I, H. W. Payne of Port
•Arthur, and L. X. Payne of
Groves; 10 grandchildren and 13
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Browning, J. Cullen. The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 137, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 9, 1955, newspaper, June 9, 1955; Orange, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth558647/m1/2/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.