The Ennis Weekly Local (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 12, 1956 Page: 3 of 6
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To Tax Office
W. C. “Bill” RALSTON
I want to take this opportunity
to ask you to re-elect me as your
County Tax Assessor-Collector.
I am a native of Ellis County
where the Ralston family has al-
ways owned farmland in t h c
western section of the county. I
formerly worked with the agri-
cultural office in Waxahaehie
where I became acquainted with
almost everyone of the fine;
farm families of Ellis County.
Several years ago I left the
agricultural office to become
Chief Deputy Tax Assessor-Col-
lector of Ellis County and after
serving my apprenticeship 1 was
honored with the election to this
At all times I have endeavored
to serve everyone with courtesy
and efficiency in their county
tax matters. All of you know that
your Tax Collector’s office dur-
ing my administration has been
one of cheerful and helpful ser-
vice because all of my deputies
are efficient, capable and cour-
teous. The “boss'; has always
been on the job too, for;I have
worked long and hard .in the tax
collector's qffice and have made
a reebtd of ;Which 1 am prqyd.
Contrary to Pieqpinion o f
some peopUJ!'.f still maintain a
field man. ftoweVcr, his job is to
look for new values rather than
to obtain signatures on property
which is already on the tax roll.
The state pays two cent per $100
valuation for assessing taxes re-
gardless of whether it is obtain-
ed in the office, by mail or in
f I Earnestly ask your continued
support and friendship. If you
fclect me your Tax Assessor-Col-
lector. I will continue to serve
you honestly, diligently and
Your vote for me on July 28
will be greatly appreciated.
W. C. “Bill” RALSTON.
County authorities have ex-
pressed belief that there is only
one obstacle that might delay
the letting of a contract for the
first segment of the U. S. 77 ex-
pressway in August by the Texas
The obstacle is the moving of
the Southwestern Bell Telephone
Company's cable, it was pointed
out. The company has not as yet
reached an agreement with Ellis
County over the moving of the
Texas Highway Department of-
ficials are greatly concerned
over the rate of speed being
shown in the moving of the ca-
Meanwhile the Magnolia Pipe
Line Company is completing the
Ini- orjng 0f its line on the Bill
' .way farm in a $21,000 proj-
u,. The company and the county
equally shared the cost.
Garrett Citizens Vote
To Incorporate Town
Thursday, July 12, J9.*>6
Soldier pays Fine County lo Sell
-THE ENNIS WEEKLY LOCAL—
Before June 22
OK For Soil Bank
Cropland which was grazed by
livestock earlier in the year may
now be included in the 1956
Acreage Reserve program of the
Soil Bank. S. A. Whitfill. Chair-
man of the Ellis County Agri-
cultural Stabilization and Con-
servation Committee announced
CRUEL PLOT—Thomas Rowell, left, and Robert Giebler sit
in police station at Elmhurst, N.Y.. after they were captured
for luring mother of kidnaped Peter Weinberger to two des-
perate. late-night meetings in a cruel plot to steal a $5,000
ransome posing as the abductors. Police say they had nothing
to do with kidnaping, but angry authorities say they will
throw every applicable law in the books at pair in an effort
to prevent any more such heartless pranks.
However, such land may not
be grazed from the period begin-
ning June 23 and running
through the rest of the year, he
Whitfill explained that under
an amendment to 1956-program
regulations, farmers may now
designate for inclusion in the
Acreage Reserve for any of the
basic commodities cropland
which was grazed by livestock
between January 1 and June 22,
As originally announced, the
regulations provided that no
cropland which was grazed at
any tint* during 1956 or from
which a crop was harvested dur-; John Thompson of Italy,
ing the year could be included j Mrs. Frances Orimeb. elork in
in Ihe Farm's Acreage Reserve, the Ellis County Lhcal Board 38.
The recent amendment does! Selective Service,1 said the in-
FBI Enters Weinberger
Kidnap Case Today
By UNITED PRESS , The FBI has been in constant
FBI Chief Hoover has entered touch with Mr. and Mrs. Morris
the Weinberger kidnap case. Weinberger since five-week-old
- Peter Weinberger was kidnap-
ped from their Westbury, New
! York, home one week ago. But
j today the FBI became free to en-
j ter the case officially at tlie end
i of a seven-day period.
! Police said the $2,000 ransom
Four Ellis County men who n0(e left'near Peter's carriage
were delivered to the induction may have bocn a hoax t0 covor
center in Dallas this morning a person who wanted the baby,
included Lawrence Ilonza and , not the money
Stanley Liska, both of Ennis..L- > .> ■ ■ ■. ■_
John Estes of Waxaliachie and i
Report in Dallas
Viruses Are Cited
As Causing Cancer
BERKELEY. Calif. tUP).—Dr.
Wendell M Stanley, Nobel Lau-
reate and director of the Univer-
sity of California’s virus labora-
tory, said flatly that “the time
has come when we should as-
sume that viruses are respon-
sible for most, if not all, kinds
The viruses, he said, include
cancer in man.
Stanley speaking recently at a
Detroit. Michigan meeting of the
Third National Cancer Confer-
ence, said experimental produc-
tion of cancer in animals came
as early as 1911. Since then
virus-caused tumors in animals
have been widqly studied, and
suspicion has fallen on viruses
of some types of human cancer.
“The newer knowledge of
certain properties of viruses,"
he said, “warrant today a mark-
ed change in our thinking on the
problem of human cancer. Ac-
ceptance of the idea of a virus
causation of human cancer may
yield experimental results of the
greatest benefit to mankind.”
The United States Golf Assoc-
iation has set up 31 qualifying
sections for the National Ama-
not change the provision that no
crop can be harvested or hay
cut at aiiy time during the year
from land to be included in the
Chairman Whitfill pointed out
that, while the grazing limitation
still applies to “reserved" acre-
age from June 23 to the end of
the year, the Soil Bank Act pro-
vides that grazing of Acreage
Reserve land may be authorized
under special circumstances.
Consent for such special grazing
privilege may be given by the
Secretary of Agriculture at any
time if the Governor of a State
certifies that there is need be-
cause of natural disaster.
ductees would receive recruit
training at Fort Bliss. El Paso.
Mrs. Grimes reported that 12
registrants were also delivered
to the induction • center this
morning for physical and men-
Patients admitted to Memor-
ial Hospital in Corsicana include
Mrs. Alyne Smith of Ennis and
W. D. Bartlett of Rice.
Patients dismissed include
Mrs. B. J. Bain and infant son
and Mrs. W. H. Rose, all of En-
For Fred Dixon
Funeral services for Fred Dix-
on were held at the Buneh-Em-
mert Chapel at 5 p.m. Monday.
The Rev. Joe Hixon was of-
ficiant. He was assisted by the
Rev. Hoyt Hefner.
Burial was in Myrtle Ceme-
Those who served as pallbear-
ers included E. T. Doherty. G.
L. Fincher, Jimmy Trahan. J. T.
Nunns, Rufus Horton and O. J.
Canady, all of Ennis.
Dixon died at his home here
Garrett, a pioneer Ellis Coun-
ty community of somewhere in j
the neighhodhood of 200 people, j
starts a new chapter as an in-
Residents of the peaceful
community, nestled on the rol-
ling prairie just north of Ennis
at the junction of Southern Pa-
cific’s Ennis-to-Denison and En-
nis-to-Fort Worth rail lines
came out 6-1 strong to vote in an
incorporation election Saturday.
Forty-four votes were east in
favor of incorporating Garrett
while 29 ballots were marked!
The next step now, according
to Warwick Jenkins, Waxahaehie
attorney whose services were en-l
gaged to assist in tho incorpora-!
tion proceeding, is the election
of town officers.
The election will be called by!
the county judge upon canvassj
of 1 he ballots indicating a vote
for incorporation. Ten days no-
tice of the election must he giv-
en, Jenkins said.
Officers to be elected are a
mayor, five aldermen, and one
marshal, he adds. State law pro-
vides for the aldermanic form of
Garrett, Jenkins said.
He said it would then bo left
up to the town officials to de-
cide whether other offices would
be elective or appointive.
The first action of the Gar-
rett council, after organization,;
is expected to he toward secur-
ing tho installation of a water
system in the town.
Special to Chicago
DALLAS. Tex (UP). — The!
Katy Railroad has announced
plans to run a special train to
Chicago in August for the Dem-
ocratic National Convention. The
special will leave Dallas at 6 10
p.m August 11 and will arrive in
Chicago at 2 p.m. the following
day. The convention oppns Au-
gust 13. Plans call for the Katy
to bring ears front Houston to
Mrs. Alyne Shiith underwent I connect with the special at
emergency surgery in Corsicana Waco. Central Texas will hoard
Memorial Hospital Tuesday i at Waco and West Texans will
morning. Her condition is report- board at Fort Worth—the latter
ed to be excellent. ! joining the special at Denison.
NIAGARA FALLS. N W. (UP).
—Chief Warrant Officer George
H. Buggies lias squared himself
with local authorities even
though it appears he was un-1
justly accused. Buggies, station
ed with tne U. S. 4th Infantry
Division in Germany was nam
ed an alleged parking violation J
here November 5 ,1954. Becent-i
ly, approximately one ind a half
years later, local police received
from him 150 lire, 25 piastres,
200 francs, and 10.000 drachma
to pay any fines involved The
warrant officer apologized f o r
the foreign currency hut said
regulations preventing his send
mg U. S money. “I have <» it e
complaint, however," he added
“It’s highly improbable that I
committed the offense alleged I
was in the European theater of
operations at the time stated. “
Ellis County’ wilt sell' three
houses and a filling station-gro-
cery on sealed bids' on Friday.
July 27, to clear the four struc-
tures from tight-of way for High
way 77, expressway, according
to County Judge Milton llarts-
Two of the houses to be sold
are on the Maypearl road on
land acquired from Joe Gillespie,
one on the Tom Hipp property
near the Stcrrett underpass, and
the commercial building is at
the intersection of the Ovilla
road aitd Highway 287. in the
former location of Frank'John-
Bids may be submitted at any
tune prior to Friday. July 27, on
any or all of tbo.se structures, it
was explained All must be re-
moved from the site witlun 30
<O.VS ft«om tl> .I
Of Gas Rates
NEW ORLEANS, La (UP). —
The United States Fifth Circuit
Court of Appeals has upheld the
jurisdiction of the Federal Pow-
er Commission over natural gas
rates. One judge dissented in the
Chief Circuit Court Judge
Wayne Borah and Judge Richard
I Rives ruled the court does not
have the right to interfere with
the commission in its rate deci-
Some two years ago. several
major producers of natural gas
challenged the commission's
regulatory order which contend-
ed that the Natural Gas Act ap-
plied to independent producers.
The FPC suspended scheduled
rate increases and ruled against
the firms when they applied for
permisison to carry out their
contracts. The court appeal fob
on the wa!|... who makes'
range of all7*
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>eep freeze, G. E. Television,
linette suit, Hollywohd bed.
ouch and writing desk. Mrs. T.
I. Moore, 705 North Kaufman
Itreet, Ennis. Phone TR5-3522.
Iving. dining and bedroom
lits. Miscellaneous items. Mrs.
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/ Transparent Shelf
/ Automatic Top Burner Control
X Built-in Center Steel Griddle
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