The Celina Record (Celina, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 27, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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ON the Record
By BENNIE O’BRIEN
A staff writer on the Washing-
in Star has recently disclosed in
.vyf copyrighted story the fact that
"Marshall plan money extracted
rom the pockets of American cit-
zens is being spent to the tune of
£15,000 a year to subsidize a
swanky night club in Rome.
Fifteen thousand dollars is
I chicken feed, of course, when you
' ’onsider that ECA spends more
ihan $1,000- a minute “helping"
Hi The $15,000 came out of a $2,-
hj900,000 ECA fund to promote fa-
‘J cilities for pilgrims in Holy Year,
approved by a board of nine Ital-
ians and one American.
The beneficiary of this largesse
is the Open Gate Club, occupying
the four bottom stories of a mod-
ern building in Rome, and it has
uniformed doormen and all the
trimmings. The $15,000 pays the
rent. Few tourists and no Holy
Year pilgrims can meet the cham-
pagne and caviar prices of this
flossy joint, and the operators are
cleaning up off the trade of rich
Italians and foreign diplomats.
With the cold war suddenly
turned into a hot one, how much
longer can this nation’s pocket-
book stand the drain occasioned by
such criminal monkeyshines as
this, topped by the expense of a
•V".' \$hooting war?
P If the Marshall plan ever had
any usefulness, it has outlived it.
European countries supported for
several years by®K>ur generosity
have redeveloped their industrial
plants and at this moment are
supplying Communist China with
the sinews of war. There is now
available an unexpended balance
of three billion dollars in
CELINA, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1950
To Conduct Baptist Meeting
Baptist Church Revival
To Begin Here Sunday
A series of meetings will be held
at the First Baptist church here
beginning Sunday, July 31, and
continuing through the following
Sunday, August 6. Morning ser-
vices will begin at 9:30 o’clock
each day and the evening services
will begin promptly at 8 o’clock.
The Rev. H. L. White of Dallas,
pastor of the Fernwood Baptist
church there, will be the guest
evangelist and the director of mu-
sic will be the Rev. Carlos Mc-
Cloud of Dallas. The public is ex-
tended an invitation to attend the
REV. H. L. WHITE
REV. CARLOS McCLOUD
Mr. and Mrs. Timmons
Observe Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Timmons
were honored Sunday when their
children held open house for them
at the First Baptist church here
from 3 to 5 p. m. The occasion was
in observance of the couple’s gold-
ECA~ Ien wedding anniversary.
The Marshall plan ought to be I The dining hall in
stopped NOW, and this money building, scene of
used to prosecute the war we find | was beautifully decorated with ar-
ourselves involved in.
John A. Warden Thanks
Voters of Collin County
The generous and widespread
support which the people of Collin
County have given to my candida-
cy for Local Representative is
heart warming and has imposed
upon me an obligation to render
them the best service of which I
am capable. Please accept my
thanks. However, this generous
support is more an indorsement of
the splendid men and women who
carried my campaign to the people
of the county than it is of me.
Many persons did not know me but
they did know and had confidence
in these standard bearers who rec-
.. T ..ant also to testify to the
sportsmanlike qualities of my op
ponents: Jimmie Perkins, Jim Bar-
ber and J H. Webb, some of whom
were ir i.no\yn to me at the begin-
ning of the campaign. They held
their conduct on a high plane and
merit the good will of the people
of Collin County. I shall prize their
friendship, fair dealing, and good
I am grateful to the people of
Collin County and offer my sincere
and heartfelt thanks.
JOHN A. WARDEN.
(Pol. Adv. lc)
rangements of tuberoses, zinnias,
marigolds, gladiolus and ferns,
carrying out the gold and white
color scheme. A decorated wedding
cake, flanked by lighted candela-
bra, centered the table which was
laid with a lace cloth over gold.
Guests were greeted by Mr. and
Mrs. Timmons’ granddaughter
Ann Danelle Timmons, of McKin-
ney. Those in the receiving line
were Mr. and Mrs. Timmons and
eight of their children: J. Y. Tim-
mons, Hamilton; A. A. Timmons,
Van Alstyne; WTade Timmons and
Mrs. Howard Burrows, McKinney;
Capt. D. E. Timmons, Randolph
Field, San Antonio; I. T. Timmons,
Abilene; J. H. Timmons Jr. and
Mrs. C. S. Dennis, Celina. A
daughter, Mrs. W. L. Cassidy
Fort Knox, Ky., was unable
Mrs. R C. Pinion of Dallas, a
granddaughter of the couple, was
in charge of the guest, book, Mrs.
I. T. Timmons served the wedding
cake and Miss Lera Beth Langford
presided at the punch bowl.
Mr. and Mrs. Timmons were
married at Gatesville, Texas, on
July 26, 1900, by the Rev. C. R.
Rister. They came to Collin county
1918 and have lived in McKin-
ney and Celina since then.
A shower of lovely gifts was
presented to the couple by the
many friends who attended on this
HOW CELINA VOTED
(Total vote for candidates with-
out opposition is not shown.)
For Governor: N.
Wellington Abbey Jr. 2
Chas. B. Hutchinson 9
J. M. Wren........ 0
Allan Shivers .....108
Gene S. Porter .... 2
Caso March ...... 19
For Lieutenant Governor:
Ben Ramsey ...... 9
Edgar Hutchins Thanks
Voters in Collin County
TO THE VOTERS OF COLLIN
I am grateful and thankful for
the good vote you gave me in my
race fgr State Senator. This ex-
pression of confidence makes me
humble, and more determined than
ever to merit your confidence.
Your vote enabled me to lead
the ticket in the district and with
your continued support, we will
win th# run-off election on August
26, 1950. To those who supported
one of my opponents in Saturday’s
election, I invite your further con-
sideration of my experience and
qualifications. I respectfully solic-
it the vote and active support of
every citizen. Sincerely,
(Pol. Adv. lc)
Fred Red Harris
R. B. McAshan . .
Roger Q. Evans .
Preston E. Smith
W. O. Reed .....
Kyle Vick ......
Cyclone Davis Jr.
Pierce P. Brooks.
Virgil E. Arnold .
G. C. Morris .......37
Peyton E. Womack. 1
For Associate Justice of Supreme
Court, Place 1:
Walter L. Wray ... 34 48
Fagan Dickson .... 21 2
Will Wilson ....... 73 3
For Associate Justice of Supreme
Court, Place 2:
Robert W. Calvert . 68 95
Hicks Harvey ..... 11 18
Alfred M. Scott ... 42 47
For Associate Justice of Supreme
Court, Place 3:
Robt. B. Keenan ... 22
Geo. W. Harwood .. 56
Matt Davis ....... 12
Meade Griffin ..... 26
For Judge of Court of Criminal
Robt. L. Lattimore. 66
Joel W. Cook...... 7
G. H. Nelson ...... 9
Edgar Hutchins ........ 1170
Joe Russell ............... 1715
J. A. Benton .............. 228o
Archie L. Welch ........... 528
Edgar Hutchins ........... 4649
Joe Russell ............... 2345
J. A. Benton .............. 331
Archie L. Welch ........... 1489
Edgar Hutchins ........... 368
Joe Russell ............... 648
J. A. Benton .............. 68
Archie L. Welch .......... 206
Edgar Hutchins ........... 245
Joe Russell ............... 1208
J. A. Benton .............. 115
Archie L. Welch ........... 51
Edgar Hutchins ........... 6342
Joe Russell ............... 5914
J. A. Benton .............. 2799
Archie L. Welch ........... 2274
Voting Box Hin Pope Rif
N.W. McKinney .....-243 171 207
Melissa ............. 18 77 53
Anna ............... 6 48 170
Weston ....... 17 185 26
Roland ......... ... 19 33
N. Celina ....... 64 50
Rhea Mills .......... 34 11
Prosper ............. 52
N. McKinney ........120
S. Celina ...........100
In a condemnation hearing at
the county courtroom in McKinney
Monday, heirs to the Willock
estate west of Celina were award-
ed $400 for the value of fences and
land through the farm which was
condemned for use as a right-of-
way of the projected state farm-
to-market road between Celina and
Right-of-way for the old road
was 40 feet wide. Twenty-five feet
was taken on each side, making a
90-foot roadway. The entire road
through the Willock land covers a
little over five acres, the Record
The judgment was an agreed
one, between the three condemna-
tion commissioners, E. T. Simp-
son, Charles Angel and George
Morris of McKinney, and the at-
torneys for the defense.
The suit was filed by the coun-
ty. The $400 award to the Willocok
heirs plus costs and attorney’s
fee, brought the total cost to
$528.55, which amount has been
underwritten by public subscrip-
tion in the Celina community.
After a period of ten days, the
court will issue to the county a
deed to the land, after which time
the highway department will ask
for bids on construction of the
road, since all the other right-of-
way involved had already been do-
nated by the owners. County Judge
W. E. Button said Wednesday that
the contract will possibly come up
for letting in August, and that it
was possible dirt-moving would
start by October 1.
To the east of Celina, it was un-
derstood Wednesday that all right-
of-way on the new road to follow
the Celina-Weston right-of-way «to
a point 4.3 miles east of here, had
been secured with the exception of
that involving one property own-
Totals ...........673 767 743
Miss Oleta Robbins, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Robbins of
Melissa, and Charles Whitaker,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lois Whitaker
of Weston were married Friday,
July 21, at 6:30 p. m., at the First
Baptist church in Melissa. The
double-ring ceremony was read
by the pastor, Rev. Truman
The bride wore a dress of pale
blue sheer. Her accessories were
navy blue anad her flowers were
red roses. She chose Miss Mary
Lee Ten-ell of McKinney as her
maid of honor and Durward Mitch-
ell served the groom as best man.
Mrs. Whitaker is a graduate of
the Anna high school and Mr.
Whitaker attended the Weston
school and is a graduate of the
Celina high school.
David Wuntch ....
William E. Myres.
James Hill Letts .
W. A. Morrison
Cecil Story ......
Robert S. Calvert .
Clifford E. Butler.
For Land Office Commissioner:
Bascom Giles ..... 94 123
James L. Allred ... 37 57
Mustang Methodists to
Begin Revival Friday
A revival meeting will begin on
Friday night, July 28, at the
Mustang Methodist church, to con-
tinue for 10 days.
The Rev. Eldon H. Cole, pastor
of the Wylie Methodist Church, is
to do the preaching for the meet-
ing, while the Rev. Robert Harris,
pastor or the Methodist church at
Aubrey, will lead the singing.
The public is invited to attend.
Brown ...... 33
Burleson .... 49
Pope ....... 6
Nevins ..... 59
Weems ..... 9
O’Dell ...... 25
39 100 186
20 33 114
Mr. and Mrs. Bagwill
Married 62 Years
Tires and Tubes Taken
In Burglary at Prosper
Burglars who entered the Co-op
store at Prosper sometime during
the week-end took four white side-
For Commissioner of Agriculture: I wau tjres an(j two tire tubes, Dep
J. E. McDonald
John C. White .
Tom Fairey ...
or State Senate;
J. A. Benton ...... ^ ,
Archie'L. Weidh ... 13
For Local Representative:
Jim Barber ....... 26
J. H. Webb ....... 11'
James Perkins .... 20
John A. Warden ... 72
For County Superintendent:
W. H. Moseley ....101
Lyman D. Robinson 47
For County Treasurer: ____
A. G. Button ...... 76
Annie Farley ..... 57
luty Sheriff Leon. Yeager, who in-
| vestigated the burglary, said.
The burglars entered the store,
I winch is managed by G. L. Bell,
by lowering a back window and
crawling into the building.
A spendthrifty fellow namgd Hi
Who’d charge everything he could
Said, when haled into court
With his bank account short—
I “The Government does, why can’t
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bagwill of
the Cottage Hill community will
quietly observe their 62nd wedding
anniversary Friday, July 28,
the home of their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Mel
ton, and Glenda Gayle Melton, with
who mthey make their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Bagwill were mar
ried in Southern Illinois July 28
1888, and soon came to Texas, liv-
ing since in McKinney and else
where through the county. Mr.
Bagwill served several years
street foreman and also as park
commissioner in McKinney. He
was active many years in the Odd
Fellows lodge, and both were act
ive in the Methodist Church.
The couple have four children
Arthur Bagwill and Don Bagwill
of Plano, Mrs. Harold Reinhardt
of Fort Worth and Mrs. Melton of
Cottage Hill. They have four
grandchildren and seven great
For Commissioner, Precinct 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Groves at-
tended a home-coming at the
Clear Lake Baptist church Sunday.
A program was given and a pic-
nic dinner served.
Close Voting Characterizes
Election Here Saturday
Three hundred and ninety-seven
Celina voters went to the polls
Saturday in the Democratic pri-
mary to bring to a climax several
local, precinct and county cam-
paigns that held more than ^sual
interest for local voters.
In a six-place race for consta-
ble of Precinct No. 4, Jack F.
Brown, the incumbent, received
186 votes, followed closely by
Hugh Nevins with 163, which put
him in the August'26 runoff pri-
mary with Brown. In this race
Daniel O’Dell received 133 votes,
I. B. Burleson 114, C. H. Weems
19, and William F. Pope 12.
Holding much interest also for
Celina people was the race for
commissioner of Precinct 1, which
was led by J. W. Pope of Weston,
with 767 votes. Close behind him
were Lib Riffe of Anna with 743
votes and Horace Hinton, McKin-
ney, with 673. Pope and Riffe will
run it off August 26.
The complete returns, unofficial,
show A. G. (Garland) Button giv-
en the nomination with 44 more
votes than his opponent, Mrs. An-
nie Farley. Mr. Button received
2804 votes compared with 2760 for
The county superintendent’s
race handed the nomination to
Wendell H. (Pete) Moseley of Al-
len, who polled 3582 votes, while
the incumbent Lyman D. Robinson,
In the local representative race
John A. Warden, who received
plurality with 2438 votes, and Jim
Barber, who polled 1310 votes
were thrown into a run-off. J. II.
Webb received 649 votes and
James Perkins, 1111.
Edgar Hutchins of Hunt Coun-
and Joe Russell of Rockwall
County are in the run-off in the
race for senator from the Tenth
Senatorial District. Hutchins re-
ceived a total of 6432 votes with
Russell following with 5914. J. A.
Benton of Collin County polled
2799 votes and Archie L. Welch
Hunt county, 2274. The unof-
ficial returns were complete Mon-
day morning, when the final five
boxes from Hunt county reported.
In other county offices there
was no opposition. Judge W. E.
Button was elected county judge;
J. W. McCullough, criminal dis-
trict attorney; Mrs. O. L. Barker,
the incumbent, district clerk; Kerr
Crosswhite, re-elected tax asses-
sor-collector; G. W. Henderson,
re-elected county clerk; Levi
Brawley, the incumbent, sheriff;
Henry Wetsel, commissioner Pre-
cinct No. 4, and Grover Bowen,
commissioner Precinct No. 2.
C. H. Akin was named chairman
of the Collin County Democratic
O. H. Stroup, in the race for
commissioner of Precinct No.
with 732 votes nosed out J. G. St.
Clair, who polled 639 votes, for the
Portman Barker defeated the
incumbent, Sid Williams, for the
office of justice of the peace of
Precinct No. 1. Barker received
1537 votes to Williams’ 932.
May Lose Ear
R. D. Granstaff, well-known
farmer living five miles southeast
of Celina in the Twin Bridges
community, was the victim of an
unusual accident Thursday that
may cost him on ear.
One of Mr. Granstaff’s ears was
torn from his head when struck
by a beam on the low roof of a
tractor shed as he was backing the
tractor from the shed. Mr. Gran-
staff was familiar with the low
roof but, in looking back to see if
all was clear, forgot to lower his
The victim of the accident
picked up the ear from the ground
where it had fallen and held it in
place while he was rushed to a Mc-
Kinney hospital. Doctors there
said Wednesday that it is still
doubtful if the ear grows back in
place, but if it does not heal, per-
haps enough of the connecting
skin will be left for the fitting of
a plastic ear.
Princeton and Celina Hire
Band Director Jointly
R. E. Weaver of Paris, Texas,
has been employed as bend direc-
tor of the Celina school for the
coming term. Mr. Weaver will di-
rect the school band here on a
co-operative basis, serving both
the Celina and the Princeton
schools each day. He will be here
during the afternoon and with the
Princeton school in the mornings.
The two schools will share trans-
portation expenses and Mr. Wea-
ver will make the decision on his
place of residence.
An effort was made to use this
plan with a neighboring school in
connection with Desmond Brewer,
director of the Celina band during
the 49-50 term. Failing in this, the
present arrangement was made
with Princeton, where Mr. Weaver
had already been employed as full-
time director. '
Mrs. Margaret Robinson
Died at Frisco Wednesday
Hit By Polio
Mrs. Margaret Lillian Robinson,
60, died at 11:45 a. m. Wednesday
in Frisco where she had made her
home the past six years. Mrs.
Robison, a veteran newspaper wo-
man and a former employee of
The McKinney Examiner, had a
heart attack about two weeks ago.
Born April 14, 1890, in St. Jo-
seph, Mo., she was a daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gil-
mer. She had resided in Texas the
past nine years. Mrs. Robinson,
who had worked on Missouri news-
papers before coming to Texas,
was a member of the Presbyterian
She is survived by her hus-
band, Elbert Robison of Frisco;
five stepchildren, Bruce Robison,
Mrs. Jack Van Bevers, Mrs. Har-
old Biggs, J. E. Robison and Ross
Robison; one brother, Fred Gil-
mer, and one sister, Mrs. Grace
Gilmer, both of St. Joseph, Mo.;
and several nephews, nieces and
grandchildren. Besides her par-
ents, one brother preceded her in
The Rev. Eugene Naugle and
the Rev. A. T. Mays conducted the
funeral at 10 o’clock Saturday
morning at the First Methodist
church in Frisco. Interment fol-
lowed in Bethel cemetery with
Jeff Johnson, Raymond Wilson,
Price Stark, Gene Calloway, John
Greenwood and Jewell Mclntire
acting as pallbearers. Helms Fu-
neral home of Celina was in
charge of arrangements.
Charles Walden, 4-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Walden of
Denton, formerly of Celina, is a
patient in the polio isolation ward
of a Fort Worth hospital where
he was admitted Thursday, July
20. He was placed in an iron lung
from Friday until Monday but his
condition is now improved enough
to permit his removal to the iso-
lation ward. The child had been ill
for a week preceding his admit-
tance to the hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Walden have two
other children, a daughter, Edith
Ellen, and an infant daughter, Sa-
rah. Mr. Walden has been ill, but
is improved. His illness is being
closely oobserved by the attending
physician but has not yet been di-
agnosed as polio.
Mr. Walden is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Walden of Celina and
Mrs. Walden’s parents are Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Stelzer of Gunter,
who formerly lived in Celina.
* Court News
Jack Brown Thanks Voters
TO THE VOTERS OF PRECINCT
I am using this method to say
that I sincerely appreciate the nice
vote given me in the primary elec-
tion. I thank each and every one
of you. I earnestly solicit .. your
continued support in the coming
Mr. and Mrs. Selby Blades and
daughters, Pamela and Nancy. VUI1(,Illucu ... ........„
Ann, of Dallas spent Tuesday and 1 primary and also solicit
Wednesday here with Mrs. Blades’
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Meachum. Mrs. Blades is
the former Vella Agnes McWil-
liams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy McWilliams of Irving, form-
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. McKnight
and Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Hughes
Jr. attended the Starlight Operet-
ta at Fair Park in Dallas Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar H. Stam-
baugh and daughters of Dallas
were week-end guests of their par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stam-
baugh and Mr. and Mrs. E. D.
the support of you who did not.
see fit to vote for me in the first
primary and if elected, I promise
to conduct the office of Constable
in the same fair manner in which
it has been conducted in the past.
JACK F. BROWN.
(Political Adv. Ip)
Ex-parte Change of Name of
Freddie Lee Miller, a minor.
Clarence Majors vs. J. J. Brown,
et al., suit on debt. , t'
IL ss Vati.rickle vs. Margaret®
Bonnieu Vansickle, divorce.
Susie A. Chapman, a widow, vs.
Continental Dixie Division of the
Transcontinental Bus System, Inc.,
et al., damages.
In Re: Walter B. Parris, Re-
move Disabilities of Minority.
Audrey Moncier vs. Charles
Martha Steel vs. Barney Jack-
son Steel, divorce.
R. C. Ingram et ah, vs. Leonard
E. Ingram, partition suit.
Orval Chumbley vs. Traders &
General Insurance Co., workmen’s
Frank B. Nichols vs. Alma Ruth
Ray W. McAnally vs. Jessie Lee
Cases Disposed Of.
Ruby Inez Howard vs. James E.
Howard, divorce granted.
In Re: Walter B. Parris, disabil-
ities of minority removed.
Virginia Frederick vs. Eddie
Ray Frederick, divorce granted.
Mary Jo Fielder vs. Thomas
Fielder, divorce granted.
N. H. Housewright vs. Gladys
Mrs. M. A. Hufstedler was in
With the 111 at Home
And At Hospitals
Mrs. L. A. Thompson returned
home today from the city-county
Sherman eari thia week | ISSSJ? ft
her mother, Mrs. Mary Blagg.
Celina Community Gets
Over Two Inches of Rain
Rainfall in Celina from 7 a. m.
Wednesday until noon Thursday
was 2.17 inches, and the total for
July has been 5.53 inches to date.
This rainfall has been general ov-
er the area with the section north
of Celina receiving much more in
the past tWi) or three weeks.
The recent rain has made the
danger of cotton insects a more
Total for the first seven months
of the year, including the above
figures, is 27.22 inches.
July 30.—Pamela Blades, Mrs.
Herman Powell, Eugene O’Brien,
Ray Moore, Tom Norris Jr.
July 31.—Mary Bridgefarmer,
Mrs. H. R. Woodall, Mrs. H. M.
Brewer, Russell Wayne Norris,
John Claton Fore, Georgia Peter-
man, Don Perry.
August 1.—Mrs. Tom Glenden-
ning, Mrs. J. W. Langley, Mary
Hoard, Larry Don Williams, Linda
Hare, Mrs. Cecil Thomason.
August 2.—J. R. Dudley, La-
verne McNabb, Mrs. Claude Du-
Vall, Mrs. D. A. McCoy.
August 3.—W. T. Cozart, Paul
Crew, Harvin Stiles, Dorothy Lou-
ise Burke, William Terry Wilson.
August 4.—Mrs. G. H. Gresh-
am, Mrs. Julia Strickland, Merlin
Hundley, Betty Lou Nichols, B. J.
August 5.—Mrs. C. F. Choate,
Mrs. Agnes Marrs, Jim Lee, Ken-
neth Ray Nichols.
Lib Riffe ......... 45
J. W. Pope ....... 50
Horace Hinton .... 64
For Constable, Precinct 4:
Jack F. Brown ---- 39
I. B. Burleson ..... 20
William F. Pope ... 1
Hugh L. Nevins ... 39
C. II. Weems ..... 5
Daniel O’Dell ..... 53
Dear Ed: I’m Going Back to
The Woods. I Like It There
Mrs. Ira Lee has been receiving
I medical treatment in a Sherman
hospital since last week-end.
Mary F. Fournier and Frank
Charles Leonard Whittaker and
| Oleta Bell Robbins.
Cecil Earl Myers Jr. and Helen
Harold Clinton Hoover and
Joe D. McDonald and Virginia
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Hall an-1
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Aline, on Thursday, July 13, at a
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Conatser Jr.
announce the birth of a son, Jim-
mie Bob, Friday, July 21, at a
Editor’s Note: The Record be-
lieves that everybody who occa-
sionally thinks he'd like to get
off in the woods and stay there
—away from the complexities of
modern civilization, will enjoy
reading the serialized account of
the experiences in Canada and
Alaska of Hank Barrow. The
first installment follows:
—lived on our 34-foot boat two I
My more conservative friends
are shaking their heads and say-
ing it again. “There goes that
crackpot, Hank, off again. He’s a
real Grade A screwball, for sure.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Armstrong
and sons had as guests last? Fri-
aSSlW.ll, n,aybe they-,, r*ht ,h»
Laswell, Rev. and Mrs. E. O. M-ime; maybe not.
Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. They said it when I turned my
Brown and Miss Myrtle Brown of back on a Skipper’s job, after put-
Fort Worth. Refreshments of ice ting in 19 long years at sea in the
cream, cake and watermelon' were days when pay and grub were poor
served. and working conditions hard, and
went off to Alaska to teach Eski-
A. W. Lewis and family of Dal-
today visiting his
Mcllroy and FFA Boys
Attending Duroc Congress
J. R. Mcllroy, vocational agri-
culture instructor in the Celina
school, and two FFA boys, Edwin
Hayes and Sammy Powell, left
Wednesday for Cedar Rapids, la.,
where they will attend the Nation-
al Duroc Congress. The group ex-
pects to return home Sunday.
Mrs. Harlow Harker and three mos and Indians. But I enjoyed it,
children, Joy, Tracy and Lynda and I’m sure the Eskimos and
Kay of Los Angeles. Calif., arrived Indians taught me as much as I
here two weeks ago to visit fricjidr, taught them. Living with them as
and relatives. Mrs. Harker came 11 did, I learned to know them bet-
here from Washington, D. C.,
where her husband is stationed
with the Air Force Security Ser-
vices, and is awai jng her hus-
band’s transfer to Brooks Field at
San Antonio, provided he is not
recalled to active duty in Korea.
Mrs. Harker is better known here
as Laura McWhivter, daughter of
ter than I could have in any other
way. I found that they’re just like
everybody else — most of them
very decent and likable. I made
some real friends among them and
I still treasure those friendships.
When I ceased to be a respect
able school teacher and became
commercial fisherman my staid
friends said “There he goes again
the lat< Fred Mr.Whirter and Mrs
McWhirter of Los Angeles, for-1 sadly. But I enjoyed 'it. We—my
merly of the Alda community. [long-suffering wife, her cat and I
winters and a summer. We roamed
E. Alaska from Ketchikan to
Elfin Cove. We trolled for salmon
in clean, icy water. Our motto was
If they don’t bite, we don’t eat.”
And we et. I’ve never bought any-
thing from a store that tasted as
good as the fish I took off our
hooks, or the clams we dug with
our war surplus shovel at Jadski
Cove, or the crabs we took out of
our home-made crab pot at Ham
Island, or the blueberries, salmon
berries, cranberries, or wild straw-
berries we picked most anywhere
we went ashore, or the venison, or
the seal liver—better than the
finest calves liver. Yessir, we et.
I drool as I write, and I’m going
to eat all that stuff again. It’s
free for the taking, and I know
where it is and how to take it.
Poor Sue was scared stiff a few
times—like that time we were
caught in the southeaster in Fred-
erick Sound. As a matter of fact,
I was scared, too, but we enjoyed
it—afterward. Poor Alley Rabbit,
the cat, used up about eight of his
nine lives, falling overboard. I fell
in once, a couple of days after
bragging to some of our fisher-
men friends about how long I’<
gone to sea without falling over-
board. I didn’t really fall in—
jumped. It was my one-track mind
that did it. I had a coil of line in
my hand, one end made fast to
cleat on the boat. I wanted
other end made fast on the
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float and forgot to slack out the
line, so when I came to the end of
I did an outside loop and went
in. I still don’t know how I did it,
but when I hit that ice water I
bounced out quicker than when I
went in. I set a new world’s rec-
ord for getting out of my clothes
and into the sack. A good laugh
was had by all—except me. Even
the cat laughed and regarded me
with new interest.
We made some wonderful
friends among those hardy, happy-
go-lucky Alaska fishermen. We
get letters from, them occasionally.
They’re fishing now. They're not
concentrated on jumping to the
Dee Cave of Weston, grandfath-
er of Glen Betty, who is employed
by The First State Bank here, un-
derwent major surgery in a Sher-
man hospital Monday.
Mrs. Tommie Bothwell and her
daughter, Sammie, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Frank Stelzer of Keller
are spending this week visiting in
Houston and Galveston.
Lester Malone of Plano, a for-
mer Celinaite and son of Mrs. J.
M. Malone of Celina, is Veceiving
medical treatment in a McKinney
hospital where he has been a pa-
tient for several days.
J. B. Morgan of Naples, Texas,
is seriously ill at his home there.
Mr. Morgan is the father of Mrs.
G. C. Sheets and she and Mr.
Sheets and their granddaughter,
Sandra Lee, visited Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Laney, a patient in the city-
getting rich but they’re enjoying county hospital at McKinney for
^rl____ $a IdlOW when nnof 4-xn/v av +Viroo uroolrc O V—
life. They want to
we’re coming back.
I suppose some people would
say my last job was a good one—
industrial reporter and photogra-
pher. But it was driving me nuts
and I finally reached the point
where I’d rather wrestle a bear be-
fore breakfast than take another
picture of a multiple drill press.
the past two or three weeks, ex-
pects to return home this week-
Mrs. J. E. Conatser Jr. and in
fant son were brought to their
J home here Tuesday from a Sher-
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Howard have
From now on the biggest piece of [received word from their son,
machinery I want to look at is an Merrill Gene, that he has arrived
outboard motor—and I don’t want | in New Jersey and has been as
that to be too big. signed to duty at Cape May, where
So I’m on my way back to Alas- he will spend a three months pe
ka. But ..I’m not going by train riod of training with the U. S.
and steaWr — anybody can do I Coast Guard,
Savings Accounts Invited,
ared Up to $6,000 for Each
litor. First State Bank.
Show Opens 8:00 p. m.
Starts 8:15 p. m.
Box Office Closes 9:30 p. m.
Lash La Rue and Fuzzy
St. John, in
Mark of the Lash
Vera Vague and Phil Brito
Square Dance Katy
Randolph Scott, in
Fighting Men of the
Walter Pidgeon and Greer
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