The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 91, No. 05, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 7, 1963 Page: 3 of 12
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Wind-Swept Fire Burns 300 ^caljC“ero"
Acres of Pasture Land Here FidngrEiPaso
LIONS FOUNDERS HONORED
Grand Old Men?
February 7. 1963
ROCKDALE (Tex.) REPORTER—9
High winds s\
’iis> fire across
Kut* C'lnel Johnny Weed said
some auo a*res much of the pasture destroyed
o' pastuie land south of Rockdale was valuable land that had been
Saturday afternoon with local
firemen fiuhliug tin* blaze for
more than 11 i* hours.
Cause ol the lire was not fully
determined, although landowners
r ud it probably started when an
lil.A power poll was blown down,
leaving rural residents along the
If lack Jack Rond without !*•*•* *■ !'■ t -
t for about four hours.
The fin* burned about 100 acres
on tlie Eddie Noaek farm
then swept across more than 200
acres on the adjoining Leon Noaek
eultivated lor grazing. The
broke out about 3:20 p. m.
Rockdale’s volunteer fire de-
partment was kept on the run by
grass tires this week. Also Satur-
day, there were two tires ignited
almost at the same time, one be-
hind Minimax Super Market and
the other behind th, Rockdah In-
Company, 340 East Milam Street.
Weed said that sparks from a
and 1 l,a>s'”K train ignited grass along
the railroad right-of-way, but
that both fires were extinguished
before they spread over much
Another alarm was sounded at
3:30 p. in. Saturday when a car
caught on lire and ignited grass
just south of the city limits on
the old US Highway 77 route.
Two grass fire alarms were
sounded Monday. At 12:45 p m.
firemen extinguished a small grass
five near the Ayeock colored
school and later extinguished a
small pa turn lire at Minerva. The ,
Minerva alarm was sounded at
4:2a p. m
F iremen answered another grass
fil l: i oil 'i'ur.ulni ubuilt i p. 111. ai
410 Fifth Street
Wednesday didn’t prove to be I
a breather for the firemen as *
they answered alarms at 715 East i
Cameron at 9:45 a. m.. and then \
om iit 721 East Cameron at 1:15!
[i. m. Fifteen minutes later, they I
ixtinguished one outside the city
limits south of Rockdale off the
old US 77 route.
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World Day of Prayer
Scheduled on March 1
Rockdale will join in observance
of World Day of Prayer Friday, ’
March 1. with services slated at,
St Thomas Episcopal Church.
Mrs. M. C Perry, chairman, ex-
plained that World Day of Prayer I
C sponsored by the United Church j
Women throughout the world and j
the co-operation of women of all j
denominations is invited.
“It is an observance to provide j
each individual with an oppor- |
tunity to join her prayers with all |
those women praying in identical j
services around the world,” Mrs. i
It was i xplained that the World j
Da.v of Pr.iM r has a bi-tori of
more than 75 years behind it, with j
prayer and giv ing for the world- !
wide mission of the chureh as its i
primary purpose. It has brought |
people together across all boon- j
riaries to pray for the needs of the '
The offering in 1962 amounted j
to $553,300, allowing the giving of 1
the full $30,000 needed to each of
last year’s special projects: the
Christian radio station in Africa |
and the special developments of !
the church in Alaska, a spokes- j
Mrs. Gerald R. Terry of Aiding- !
tori, who heads the program m 1
Texas, said 'With the knowledge i
*it Christ’s promise that when two!
or three are gathered in His name
He would be there also, we chureh j
women should be aware of the
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the open pole-betiding events at
various shows in 1962
Polo-bending is one of the more
difficult time events and com-
petition is us -ally strong. Dirk
is more proud of his ribbons for
these open events than most of
his other awards. Ins parents ex- j rectoV’Jat^\vcock
plain. j ‘ ~_
He Handled Training
Dirk started riding "My Future”
I when he was five-years-old. A
year later he developed an in-
j terest in competition riding and
; started training his mare She
j had no previous training, and Dirk
i has done all of it himself
The mare is now 11-years-old
! and although she does not have
real outstanding speed, her tem-
perament and devotion to Dirk
1 have been big factors in the
“She performs with a lot of
spunk in competition, and settles
down just right for the parades.
She is fast becoming known
throughout Central Texas foi her
versatility, dependability, intelli-
geivct and good disposition," Mrs
All told, the boy and his mare
have collected about 100 ribbons,
in addition to many trophies.
Rockdalians have had a good!
| look at Dirk and his horse, and
also Brad. Dirk’s 4-year-old
brother. In the Frontier Days
j Parade last June, Dirk rode My
! Future and used a single leather
i strip tied to her mouth tor rein- j
| ing purposes. They pulled an
I Indian travois which Brad rode.
The boys wore warpaint and
j Mohawk haircuts.
1 Weather permitting, Dirk and
I My Future work out regularly at
the arena at Ihe Key home on
j Airport Road. On a sunny day,
a passing motorists can see the
! boy and his faithful mare kicking
j up the dust—in championship
power that is in our hands as we
join in the unity of this prayer
fellowship throughout the world.”
Details on the observance in
Rockdale will be announced later,
Mrs. Perry said, as she asked all
women of all denominations to
volunteer for participation.
Aycock HS Band
Is Rated Tops
The Aycock High School band
rates tops among Class A bands
in Regional IV, after having won
the only Division I rating in con-
cert. awarded to Class A bands in
the Regional Band Meet at An-
derson High School, Austin, Sat-
The Aycock band had previous-
ly been awarded the only I rating
in marching in the Class A di-
vision at Marlin in December. A
division II was given in sight
About 20 bands took part in the
meet at Austin. Because of out-
standing performance in both
events, the band will receive the
The band pla.ved two elections.
“Ceremonial for Band.” by Frank
Erickson; and “Praeludium for
Band" by John Cacavas.
Eight members of the Aycock
group were selected to perform in
the Regional All Star Band, which
vva- presented in concert Saturday
night Those selected included
Brent Lovelady, cornet. Fthol
Green, clarinet; Clara Clark, flute:
Ruby Malone, oboe; Larry Jack-
son. trombone; Patricia Jones, E
flat Clarinet: Charles Terry, E
flat horn; and Ernest Smith, bass
Benjamin Timmons is band di-
Thrce Rockdale men and two
from Cameron were among u
group of Central Texans observing
a series of Army missile filings
at Fort Bliss last week
Purposi* of (lie trip, sponsored
by the VI11 U. S, Army Coorps,
was to show the role of the i
modern Army missile program in !
the national defense effort
Attending from Rockdale were |
Mayor L. C Mehaffey, City I
Councilman George Bredt, and '
Ralph Nichols, public relations !
director at Alcoa’s R<x*kdalo j
Couny Judge Don Humble and
Dist. Judge W. C. Wallace, both
of Cameroon, also made the tour.
Good for Loans
Veterans holding permanent GI
life insurance policies need not
surrender them lor cash in order
to meet financial emergencies.
Glyndon Hague, Manager ol the
Veterans Administration Regional
Office in Waco, said these vet-
erans may borrow up to 94 per
cent ol their policies’ cash sur-
j render value.
Once surrendered for cash,
! however, all protection under the
j insurance would cease and could
not be renewed nor reinstated,
I Hague sad.
! Money borrowed and not repaid
j would be deducted from the
policy proceeds due the benefici- j
ary should the veteran die.
Annual inton■*■■( on GI policy i
j loans is charged at four per cent
; on the unpaid balance and must |
I be paid on or before the due date, ;
Hague warned. It not paid, it is j
added to the loan principal and t
mil the situ,i
of Austin, state
oke on Iooiji'in and
Hi by tlie organ!/, i-
Rockdale Lions Club me r
the local civic Cub during a li
First Chn ti.m Chureh fell< wship
turned out prei'y humorou'.
Guest speak.*1 was Ton Kirkham
seeretaiy f<p Lions International. He p
the rewards of self atisf.a'ien brm^fl.t
tion’s various helping-hand i injects.
The Rockdale club has actually had three date
The first was 1925, of which M. St Ticket was a
That club disbanded later and was n organized in
>b burnii b a_. in and 11 f imanizi (i in liHi and na
Kirkham said ihe dub sh mid be proud of “the grand
men” who founded and laid the groundwork for the success
that the club now enjoy:.
To this, W. P 'Red* Hogan, one of the charter members,
interrupted “W> 'it* n*.t doggoned old, some of u., just
joined early.” *
Kirkham then looked ovoi the group of founders, spotted
Dr. A. A Urban, and said: “You’re rigid. It that fellow has
been a Lion for 22 years hi* must have joined in diapers."
W H Cooke, who had a hand m organizing both the
1936 and 1941 dabs but later became a Rotm ian, also caught
a jihe “When a man get.- to where la* notice- the food served
at a dub meeting b tore hi notice- the waitress, he should
be a Rotariun,” Kirkham said.
During the meeting, Cl de Franklin was honored as
being the first president of the 1941 dub. W. T Pearson
was the secretary ,u that time.
The nine charter nn mbers attending Wednesday were
Frank Brandon, Franklin. Cooke, C. W. Matson, M. N.
Strieker, Hogan, Dr. T. S. Barkley, Louis G. C.est and
COLLEGE STATI ON—Di i ring
the past October and November
more and more farmers climbed
aboard the “bandwagon’ and had
tin ir soil sampled, according to
William F Bennett, -oil chemist,
of the Texas Agricultural Exten-
Samples for the two month1
were about 50 per cent higher iri
’962 than for the same period ef
the prevn-ii - year with the High
Plains LaiMii.it >ry receiv ing the
largest incr. a -e in samples The
other two soil -ampilng labora-
tories in Texas tie m Baylor
County and Texas A.VM College,
High counties for the t wo
month period were Ellis with '.97,
Bell with U><5 and Travis with 162,
Bennett sny* Hoikley, Calhoun
and Kaufman counties all sub-
nutted over 100 amples each, he
TO BE HONORED
ON TV. SATURDAY
Rockdale' High School head
football coach and athletic direc-
tor Raymond Birch field will
be* honored on television Satur-
day at 5:30 p. nu, it has been
The Dub King Sports Show,
channel 6 of Temple-Waco, will
honor 10 Central Texas coaches!
Saturday. The telecast is!
scheduled for 5:30 p. in.
Birchfield will be honored for
tiis state finalist Tiger football j
team which compiled a 13-2 re- 1
cord, the best in school history, i
ROCKDALE LODGE NO. 6)
SONS OF HERMANN [
meets every third Wednesday
pi each month.
R. L MENN. president
MRS. ALIENE YORK, secretarv
J.R. REED MUSIC CO.
JIMMY GROVE. Representative
Phone GReenwood 6-3531
the loan may be made in amounts
of So or any multiple thereof and
at any time before default in pay-
begins to draw interest; should i menl "f premiums
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Repayment of the principal on no loan value, Hague explained.
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The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 91, No. 05, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 7, 1963, newspaper, February 7, 1963; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth694214/m1/3/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.