The Ennis Weekly Local (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 19, 1954 Page: 1 of 6
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THE ENNIS WEEKLY LOCAL
Ofe« DOLL AH t*KN A.WUjH
ENNIS. ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS Thursday Evening. August 19. 1954
VOL. XXIX, NO. SI
County Stock Show’s
First Entry Listed
First entry In the, 1954 livestock
show to be held In Waxahaohie on
August 26, 27. and 28, was received
Wednesday from the Ttc-Tac-Toe
Ranch at Frost, It was announced
by Charles W. Huff, secretary of
the Ellis County Purebred Livestock
Association, sponsor of the annual
With show time only two weeks
awag, Secretary Huff said that he
expects to receive a great number
Mrs. T, J. Ford, 98,
Dies, Rites Today
Mrs. T. J. Ford died at Ennis Mu-
nicipal Hospital Saturday evening,
less than three weeks before her
99th birthday. She had been a pa-
tient In the hospital since breaking
her hip In o fall two weeks ago.
Mrs. Ford made her home with her
three daughters and came to Ennis
four months ago to spend a year
here with Mrs. SJ R. Curry.
Mrs. roia was own in Fayette,
Alabama, September 2, 1855, and
came to Texas with her parents,
John Randolph and Martha Van-
hoose, Yerby when she was five
years of age The family settled
first near Bonham and lated lived
In Waco and Cow ash, near Whitney.
After her marriage at Cowash,
Mrs. Ford went with her husband
to Kimbell where he was a partner
with his brother, H C. Ford, In
the Merchantile Saddle and Harness
In 1881, about the time the Tex-
as Central Railroad reached there,
Mr. and Mrs. Ford moved to Mor-
gan where they made their home
until he died in 1926.
Mrs. Ford was a member of the
Baptist Church at Morgan.
Survivors include two sons, M. D.
Ford of Austin and T. B. Ford of
Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs.
S. R. Curry of Ennis, Mrs. C. C.
Nichols of DeLeon and Mrs. L. E.
Tennison of Clifton; one brother.
L M. Yerby o£ Panama City, Fla.;
ten grandchildren, thirteen great
grandchildren and one great grand-
Mrs. Ford had lost two brothers
In the last three months. J. T.
Yerby of Ontariq, New York died
June 17 J, vT, yerby of Bowie
died Augdst 6.
Funeral^ setrvioe,s were
Keever Chapel at 1.0 a m today with
the Rev. Robert' C- Fling officiating.
Burial and graveside rites were
to be hejd at Morgan at 3 p.m.
Grandsons who served as pall-
bearers were Ford Curry and Albert
Williams of Ennis, Craig Nichols,
Temple; , M/Sgt. Murray Nichols,
Randolph FiPld; Boyd Brock Miller
and Chief SKC Ralph Nichols, Cor-
pus Chrlstl; Pierce Davidson, Rich-
ardson; Fred Wnllswcer. Houston;
Gerald Ford. Caldwell; and John
Dechtol of Midland.
For Mrs. Hunter
Funeral services for Mrs. J. B
Hunter were held at Keever Chapel
at 4 p.m. Friday with Horace Bus-
by .minister of the Church of
Christ, of Fort Worth, officiating,
assisted by Melvin Wise, minister
of the Church of Christ, of Dallas.
Mrs. Hunter died early Thursday
morning at the home of her son.
Jack Hunter, in Dallas.
Burial was In Hudson Cemetery
Those who served as pallbearers
were Selma Rains, Marvin Layton.
Weldon Jones, Carl Jones, J. T.
Austin and Joe Shebesta Jr.
of entries within the next few days.
The entry from the Tlc-Tac-Toe
Ranch was for eight head of Here
ford cattle to be entered In the bpef
division, one of the many divisions of
Secretary Huff stated that several
hundred catalogues had been mailed
to prospective exhibitors covering a
wide area The catalogue outlines
the complete and comprehensive
program of the three-day exposi-
tion which will feature the show-
ing and Judging of beef and dairy
cattle, sheep, lamb, hog, poultry,
rabbits and pigeons A Junior class
has been provided for almost all di-
visions for youthful competitors.
In addition to the allowing and
Judging of the many farm animals
there, will be a 3-day rodeo, and In
addition there will be open cutting
horse contest and an AQHA ap-
proved quarter horse halter show.
The cutting horse contest will be
a part of each nights rodeo pro-
gram, while the quarter horse
halter show will be a separate at-
traction to be, staged on Friday aft-
ernoon, August 27
Scene of all events will be the
show grounds of the Ellis County
Purebred Livestock Association in
Offioers of the non-profit asso-
ciation are J. H. Sims, president;
Charles Huff, secretary - treasurer,
and J. D. Kirven, John Arden,
Clyde Freeman, J. I. King, Robert
Muirhead, Everett Couch and Bill
Ganaway, vice, presidents.
Mrs. J. B. Hunter
Dies This Morning
Mrs J. B Hunter, 58, died at the
home of her son, 2522 Tealford, in
Dallas at 1:30 a np today.
Mrs. Hunter, the former Miss
Vera Lee Wise, was born in Venus.
She spent her youth In Lockney
where she was married. She came
from Cisco to Ennis approximately
14 years ago. Her husband died here
Before going to Dallaa several
Months ago. Mrs. Hunter was em-
Preston Parker Is Now
In Business At Tyler
Preston Parker, who, with his
family, moved from here to the
Pacific Northwest some months
ago, more recently went Into the
jewelry business in Tyler. Tex., and
was here for a while yesterday.
Mr. Parker, a former Ennis Jewel-
er. is considering returning here
If he finds a suitable location.
Survivors include her son. Jack
Hunter, a teacher In the Dallas
Public Schools; two brothers, Mel-
vin J. Wise and Jbhn'W Wise, both
of Dallas; two sisters, Mre. Henry
C. Lee of Mexla and Mrs. Lindsay
Busby of Lamesa, and one grand-
Funeral services arc to be held at
the Keever Chapel at. 4 p.m. Friday
Burial will be in Hudson Ceme-
tery near Mansfield.
Are on Wednesday
Funeral sendees for George Rich-
ardson were held at. Keever Chapel
at 4 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev.
Will T Dansby of Dallas officiating,
assited by the Rev. Roland Brun-
son, also of Dallas,
Masonic rites were conducted at
The pallbearers were E. J. Ken-
dall, H. T, Lester, John J. Bain, J.
8. Bain. Sam Davis and Leo Kirk-
Mr. Richardson, who spent most
of his life in Ennis, died in a San
Benito hospital on Monday.
PORTRAIT OF A PRINCESS—Britain’s Princess Anne
posed specially for this Fourth Birthday Portrait., by
Marcus Adams. She celebrated her birthday August 15,
and wore a frock of green and white Tana Lawn when
sitting for the portrait. (NEA Telephoto)
Ennis Man Chairman
Ot Stock Show Tour
Robert Muiihead, Ennis business-
man, will serve as chairman of an
ell-day tour to advertise the Ellis
County Purebred Livestock Asso-
ciation’s Show and Rodeo Monday,
August 23. The tour will include El-
lis County cities and probably Cor-
sicana, Cleburne and Hillsboro.
Chairman Muirhead urged all El-
lis pountians who can make the
tour on August 23 to do so. He ask-
ed that horses and trailers be
brought along to help advertise the
3-day livestock show and rodeo to
be held at. the association grounds
Persons who will participate 1 n
ployed at'the Ennis Motor Co. here, [the fill-day tour are asked to meet
She was a member of the Church at the livestock show grounds and
of Christ and the Ennis Rebekflh pp ready "fb leave at. 8 a m, Mr
1 * Muirheal stated. Plans for the tour
wtere announced at a meeting of
For Mrs. Wilson
Funeral services for Mrs. F. N
Wilson were held at the First
Methodist Church at 5 o’clock
Tuesday afternoon with the pastor.
Dr Roy A Langston, officiating.
Mrs. Wilson died at her home
here Monday morning Although she
had not been well recently, her
death war. unexpected.
Burial under the dlrect’on of the
J. E Keever Mortuary was in
Those who served as pallbearers
included. ,J. E. Fisher, Robert Muir,
head, James F. Gardner, Howard
Yates, Raymond Clarady and Mar-
Telico’s First Bale
Produced by J. Gant
The first bale of the, season gin-
ned at the Tellco Gin was produced
by Jim Oant. It was ginned Au-
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shutt, for-
merly of Ennis, wCTf guests of Mr
and Mrs. L C. Vandeveer. Friday
night and Saturday, en route, from
Clyde. O., to San Antonio where
they will make their home.
LEGION INSTALLS STAFF HEADED
BY ORAM O’NEAL IN CEREMONY
Oram O’Neal Was Installed as com-
mander of Chism-Landers Post,
Amriran LegLon, In a ceremony at
American legion Hall Thursday eve-
Other officers Installed Included
Vaughn Blakely, first vice com-
mander; Ray Rirkert Jr,, second
vice commander; Thomas Hudson,
third vice commander; Col. O. H.
Lumpkin, adjutant.: Frank Vrla. fi-
nance officer; C. A. Johnsen. service
officer; Owen Marchbanks, his-
torian; E. F. Alexander, chaplain;
Stanley Houdek. child welfare chair-
man. and Tom Slama Jr., sergeant
The officers were Installed by Col.
Lumpkin, past Sixth District com-
mander who presided at the request
of the American Legion state de-
partment. as its representative.
Mr O’Neal succeeds C. <L. Seelye,
retiring post commander, who made
one of the addresses of the evening.
Mrs. O. H. Lumpkin, president of
the American Legion Auxiliary, also
addressed the meeting.
Mrs. Lumpkin also Introduced
Janet Walker, delegate to the 1954
Girls State whirh was In session in
Austin in June.
Commandpr Seelye Introduced Ted
Whitely and Wallace Roberts, who
were delegates to the 1954 Boys
The three young people gave de-
tailed accounts of their experience*
at the Legion and Auxiliary spon-
sored model governments. Young
Roberts had the honor of being
elected “state senator" while there
Bill Cook, Coming
As Revival Speaker,
Is Widely Known
William (Bill) Cook, one of the
preachers 1n the Tabernacle Bap-
tist Church youth revival, which
opens Sunday, is a well known
His home is in Little Rock, Ark.,
and his school is the Southwestern
Seminary, Fort Worth. This Is his
second year in theology. He is 22
The Rev. Mir. Cook attended
Ouachita College. Arkadelphla. Ark..
1949 50, where he was president- of
the sophomore class, state BSU
vice-president and vire-ffresldent
of the Mission Volunteer Band
He wa3 in Hardii-Simmons Uni-
versity In 1952. There he was pres-
ident of the Life Service Band,
vice-president of the BSU, secre-
tary and treasurer of Ferguson
Hail, president of the Senior Class
and served as a summer mission-
ary In Alaska Hi* rame appears in
Who’s Who In College. Other ex-
periences In religious work includes
revivals, pastor of a mission 11
months, supply pastor at O’Brien,
and activities in the Department
of Student Work He )s talented at
extemporaneous sneaking, devotion-
al*. and recreation leadership.
The Rev. Cook has set up as his
life work preaching and mission
Mrs. H. M. Johns returned
Thursday to her home In Dallas
after a visit here With her sister,
Mrs. C. W. McKenney.
I,ea ve Saturday
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Thomas left
in their car Saturday for a trip to
Coloado. Utah and Wyoming.
A parade on the opening day of
the livestock and rodeo will be
staged at. 5 pm. on Augus^ 26 at
the Courthouse square, it. was an-
nounced. The parade will form at
the livestock grounds.
It. also was disclosed at the
meeting of directors that T. C.
Jenkins, who Is the approved Judge
for the State Fair of Texas has been
named Judge of the quarter horse
show and the .cutting horse contest.
Directors took an optimistic view
on the size of this year’s show. They
are anticipating 150 head of live-
stock to be entered to make this
the biggest 6how since the annual
event wa*s started.
Charles Huff, association secre-
tary, said several Future Farmers
of America entries have been re-
ceived for the livestock show.
At Safeway Here
Ennis Safeway Manager V. C.
Spencer announced today that
Johnny Odlozil. market manager
at the local store has been promoted
to manager of the Bryan, Tex..
Safeway market, one of the largest
In the state and will report there
for duty next Monday.
Mr Odlozil, who has been with
Safeway here nearly four years, will
move his family to Bryan soon.
His successor as market manager
here will be Bob Toupal. Mr. Spen-
cer announced. Mr. ToupaJ has been
with Safeway nearly three years
A Junior Optimist CJub was or-
nltsd here last night with Henry
ne as president, according to a
report from Frank Cooper, mem-
ber ^f the. Optimist Club and chair-
man! in charge of the Junior club
er officers of the Junior club
J. L. Robers, first vice presi-
Birt McLelland, second vice
lent; Kenneth W Roberts,
secretary; Thomas W. Vyers, treas-
urer; and Jimmy Ray. sergeant-at-
Mr Cooper reported twenty-five
boy* pre.sent at the meeting which
was held at the TP*L Co. Building
and stated that the first regular
meeting of the club will be held
on August 24. with the time and
meeting place to be announced la-
ter Committees who will carry on
the club work will be apolnted at
the August 24 meeting, he said.
Mr. Cooper explained that the
Ennis club is one of more than 700
Junior Optimist Clubs in the United
States and Canada The Ennis club
Is open to all local boys, age nine
through fifteen years, who are in-
terested in the organization, he said.
Junior Optimist activities will in-
clude football, baseball and boxing
and there will be classes In craft
work for boys who do not go in for
the sports, Mr. Cooper said.
Mrs. F. N. Wilson
Dies Early Today
Mrs. F N Wilson died at
home, 722 We6t Knox St. at
am. today after an Illness of
eral weeks: She was 68 years of age.
Mrs Wilson was formerly Miss
Carrie Hogge. She was the daugh-
ter of the late Mr and Mrs. T. E.
Hogge and was born In the Pea
Ridge community, Feb. 19, 1886. She
had lived in Ellis County all her
life and had made her home In
Ennis since 1918.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the
First Methodist Church <had was
active In church affairs.
Sivrvtvors JncNude her husband;
one^on, Lem Wilson of Ennis, five
daughters, Mrs. John P. Boren Jr.,
Mrs. R. I McClendon and Mrs. D.
W. Betts, all of Ennis, Mrs. Otto
Emmons ,of Albuquerque, N.M., and
Miss Martha Wilson of Cleveland,
Ohio; one sljter, Mrs. John Wright
of Happy arid seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at
the First Methodist Church at 5
pm Tuesday with Dr. Roy A
Burial under the direction of the
J E Keever Mortuary will be In
Ennis Young Men
Raymond Krajca, 19. son of Mr
and Mrs. Joe F. Krajca., and Frank
Mach, son of Mr. and Mrs F. L
Mach, who Joined the U. S. Air
Force July 31 are receiving their
basic training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio.
Labor Shed Plan Is
Told Rv Hillsboro
Ennis Chamber of Commerce,
which has started Inquires concern-
ing how migrant labor sheds have
been established’ in Teaxs communi-
ties about the stze of Ennis, has re-
ceived the description of how the
project materialized in Hillsboro
The arrangements are outlined in
the following letter:
Ennis Chamber of Commerce.
In reply to vour letter of August
4, with reference to tire transit la-
bor shed In our city, please be ad-
vised that, this labor shed was built
In July. 1949 by city funds, at a cost
of approximately »2,W)0. In the con-
rtrurtinn of this building, the city
utilized discarded pipe which were
welded together to form the, frame
and the roof is of corrugated Iron.
The, overall size of the building Is
uppntxlamtoly 50x120 feet, and has
a small office space of approxi-
mately 8x10. In addition, and near-
by this building are located our
restrooms which in the beginning,
consisted of two toilets and two
showers for both male and female.
In recent years, these, faculties were
expanded and now consist, of five
toilets, and showers for both male
e.od female. This building is located
one block north of the, court, house
square and next door to a grocery
store and frozen food bank. This
building, or transit labor shed, is
used bv (Mir migratory workers dur-
ing our cotton chopping and cot-
ton harvest season and is operated
by the Texas Employment Commis-
sion During the, off season, It Is
used by the farmers as a produce
marketing place and also by various
organizations for cattle shows, etc.
The facilities there are open the
year around and the, building and
toilets are maintained by the city
at a. cost ol *10 per month.
We feel that this shed has been a
definite aaset to the community
and to the, county. We have found
that migratory workers ha.ve be-
come accustomed to our facilities
and a more ample supply of work-
ers Is available to. our farmers dur-
.ng our harvest season.
You afikPd for our suggestions in
regards to your estahllshlng such
a unit in your city. My suggestion
would be to locate your building as
close to the downtown business dis-
trict as possible, near to grocery
stores and cafes and provide plenty
of showers and toilet faculties We
would also caution you in regards
to permitting civic and ladles or-
ganizations to use the building dur-
ing the peak cotton harvnst season.
It has been our experience that we
have, had to limit, three organiza-
tions and the use of the building
during this particular season In
order to conserve spaoe and make it.
more useful to our migratory wo*1c-
We hope that this information
will be of some, help to you and we
are happy to help you in any wav
Aubrey L. Moon’,
Manager C of C
Committee for Decent
Literature at Work
TRUE FISH STORY—Here's pi
Freeport, for Ennis anglers. Displaying some of the big
ones: (1. to r.) Rev. Bob Hruby, Jerry Kadlubar and Joe
Sonka. Others in the party were: W. A. Dlabaj, J. J.
Diabaj, Ennis; C. W. Sonka and Churlie Koaarek, Hous-
ton ; also some fishermen from El Campo and Freeport.
Forty-five miles out from Freeport, in 2ft houru they
caught 700 pounds of red snappers, ranging in weight
from 3 to 20 pounds.
Sketches in Words
(A Scries Concerning Ennis Citizens)
Harry J. McBrierty
Harry J McBrierty, who next,
year will have been with the Ennis
Tog thirty years, Is a native of
Canada, but who came to the USA
at such a tender age this country
has been home to him as long as he
Born at St. John, New Bruns-
wick. he came with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry McBrierty, to the
United state* when he wan less
than fuur years <>ld The family bl-
eated at Lubcc, Me., and It was
there Mr. McBrierty went through
the grammar schools and high
The first mechanical skill he tol
lowed as a vocation, for a while,
was electroplating. Then he became
a machinist and tool-die specialist.
Asked If he learned his trade
from his father, he said:
Series to Start
The, Southside Church of Christ
report today stated:
“The religious world of Chrlaten-
dom is woefully divided and con-
futed concerning the rela.1 lon&hlp
of Christ and his church. Also, the
religious world misunderstands the)
teachings* of the church of Christ
concerning this important, itopta.
Realizing this, Charles Hodge, min-
ister of the Southside church of
Christ, will begin a series of four
sermon* on this subject Sunday
evening The sermons in sequence
are August. 16 ’The Mystery of
Christ and His Church,’ August 22
The Oneness of the Church,’ Au-
gust 29. 'Why I Love Christ, and His
Church,’ September 5 ‘The Hope of
“The Southside congregation In-
vites all to these set-vices.”
Mrs. Lambert Dies,
Mrs. Floyd D. Lambert of 3022
Roscoe St., Dallas, daughter of Mrs.
J. D Carson of 105 East Belknap
St., Ennis, died on Wednesday.
Survivor* in addition to her mo-
ther, Include her husband; a son,
Lt Floyd A Lambert, U. S Army,
Germany, a daughter, Mrs Dorothy
Elizabeth Schatzman, New- York
City, a sister, Mrs Nevesha Dungan
of Oakland, Calif., and two bro-
thern, Cullen Carson of Ennis and
Raymond Carson of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services will b»* hejd at,
3 pm Friday at »he Ed C Smith
Funeral Ch-ipel at 4103 Owls* Ave.
Cow Injured, Damage
To Auto, in Mithap
Considerable damage was caused
to an automobile brlven by Clifford
Aday at 10 o'clock Tuesday night
when the vehicle hit a cow three
miles cast of Waxaharhie on U. 8
287, Ennis—Waxahathle highway,
rounty officers snid today.
Chief Deputy Wallace McDon-
ald and Deputy Robert Rogers, who
Investigated the accident, said Mr.
Aday was driving east on the En-
r.is highway en route home from
work at the time of the wreck
The cow sustained a broken hind
leg and had to be killed, officer*
reported Owner of the row was
J. D. Kirk
Mr. Aday, who resides on route
7-B. Whxii.mk Iuc. wr not Injured.
The front of the car, which didn’t
overturn, was damaged.
"No. My dad wasn't mechanical. I
suppose, though, my having to fix
things In the way of machinery my-
self may have led to my taking up
Back In 1923, Mr McBrierty came
to Texas. His original plan was to
work In Dallas a w-hlle, then, per-
haps, go with an oil company in
Instead, he came to the Ennis
Tag two years later, and has been
with the firm here ever since. Tills
large company has a great many
machines, some of them quite com-
plicated, and he has found ample
opportunity to follow his craft.
Mr McBrierty is a member of
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Lakeside Country Club and Ennis
Trap and Gun Club. His combined
hobby is hunting and fishing. How-
ever, he enjoys all aorta of out-
door sports. His favorite to spectate
nowadays perhaps Is football, al-
though lie likes baseball and play-
ed lt. all through high scliool.
On Feb. 9, 1932, he married Miss
Frances Herren of Ennis They
have four children: Jane, 21, a grad-
uate of T80W. who is now in the
office of Congressman Olln E.
Teague In Washington, DC., Harry,
18, who will be a Texas AAsM Col-
lege freshman this fall, Lucy, 13,
a student In Junior high school
here, and Sammy, 4 The family
resides at 802 S. Dallas Street.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed liv-
ing in Ennis,” raid Mr. McBrierty,
“and have faith in Its future as a
good town—-and a giowing town ”
Launching an uiforrmtlva cam*
palhu with a current goal of elimi-
nation of objectionable comic books,
the Ennis committee for decent
literature met Friday night at the
Texas Fire Building conference
The Business & Professional
Women’s Club is sponsor of thle
movement and the gathering in the
Friday evening session consisted of
representatives the BAPW had re-
quested of various local organisa-
tions and institutions. The steering
committee from the B&PW Con-
sists of Mrs. Harry J. Sterne, chair-
man Mrs. Byrne H. Cooke and
M;t>. V. E. Manning.
Thus far the committee for decent
literature consists of representa-
tives of the following: BdrPW,
p-TA, OpU-Mrs, St. John Mother*
Club, Amercau Legion Auxiliary,
Lions, Ktwanls. Ootlmlsta, Pastors
Association, M yor Jack McKay,
Ennl-s Dally New
Mrs. Stone, who presided, said:
"Mayor McKay, when he spoke
beluii our club tome weeks ago,
told of the bad Influence the wrong
kind ol literature has on young
minds especially, and suggested that
we appeal to merd^nta handling
comic books to refuse to sell the
"Now we certainly don’t think
our friends and neighbors, the mer-
chants, want to sell any sort of
publications which are damaging to
the boys and girls, hut in some In-
stance:: they are busy running their
businesses and have not had an Op-
portunity to -refully check up on
the materia: which appears in tho
objectionable ones It Is our firm
belief tliai all we need do is furnish
them with a list of the harmful ones
and they'll eliminate them."
Mrs. Stone passed around copies
of a list o! good and bad coofte
book-; compiled by a committee of
ninety reviewers, headed by the
Rev Jessie L Murrell, pastor of the
llrst Methodist Church of Coving-
ton Ky. It listed 384. Over a hun-
dred and fifty were labeled "No ob-
jection " Others were clkMtflpd is
"Some ©bjwetofir ’•Objeetlonator’
and "Very objectionable.'* Mm.
Cooke had a printed list, also, hfers
having beta the result of screening
by a Catholic committee. .
"It is our plan." said Mri, Stone,
' to get lists in the hands of
comic book dealer* and , Into
many hbmes sti possiblealps'
expect to supply the mint
P-TA, service clubs and
teres ted. as soon a* we get
list!) to serve such a purped**,,
The committee pointed
while it is urged that a cot
number of comic books be
the shelves here, at the same tlihe
the list, shows a lengthy array, of
periodicals that elicit no objection.
"We kuqw our merchants are in-
terested in the welfare of odr boys
and girls," said Mrs. titohe, "and
we think that vhen they are sup-
plied with this information they
will not hesitate to do thetr pert in
(he youngsters’ protection."
A number of prtlclea on this topic,
fo be presented as a public sbtvl$e.
will appear In the News In the.nlixt
TRUETT GIASPY IS
Members of the family report a
aligh* improvement In the condtttoh
of Tractt Olaspy who Is critically
ill in Methodist Hospital in Dillis.
Here for Dance
Out. of town guest* at the disuse
at Imkosldc Country Club 9afcuJrdgjr
evening ireluded Mr. and Mra. lAo
Crf '», Mr. and Mrs J C McCor-
lntfk. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Henry,
Mr. and Mrs. W C. Brosgll i*--
George Gibson and Jack Ckfcbaet),
a!! of Dallaa, Mjv and Mri.
Stork of Waco and Mrs. Don Whip-
ple of Wav«hac!ile.
TRACTOR OVERTURN IS FATAL TO
FORMER RESIDENT OF ENNIS SUN.
lr;aac Henry Slovak. 34-yeur-old
truck driver from Richardson, for-
merly of Ennln, was killed early
Sunday when his tractor overturn-
ed three times at the intersection
of Abram* Road and Valley View
Road and ertuhed hi* head beneath
a light angle turn onto Valley
View The tractor crashed through
a three-foot ditch and turned over
three times in a field.
Funeral services for Mr. Slovfk
' will be held at 2 p m. Tuesday In
Marrs-Mundy-QuiU Chapel, Dallas,
' with the Rev. B. K Oray officiating
Mr. Slovak’s death was the sixty-1 wU1 60 ln ***ttand Meffl0t*1
recond Daliaa County traffic fatality, ^ k iUrv|v#d ^ ^
, m twenty-eighth, Wltp four dtU|htm. j*„
ou.stde city 11ml * Slovak and I 'nda Mae Slovak, add
O. Lee Jr., also of Richardson., ^wins, Loyoe and Joyce Slovak, All
saw the accident and telephoned! 0f Richardson; hir, parent*..Mr apd
Sheriff* deputies to help him get Mrg L atc Blmuk; six gisUfrs.
the tractor off Slovak at 1:10 a m. Mr#, Htrshel Holt. Mr*. Floyd Oar-
A wrecker was dispatched from. wW. Mrs i c Cryer. Miss LlUle
Richardson and Lee, the deputies, fu0Vak and Miss Sylvia Slovak, ill
and garage people extricated 81o-|f,r Eni))5i aud Mrs. Jiline9 Reeve*
vak's body. | of Lancaster, and four broUam,
Sheriff BUI Docker Mid Slovak (John A. Slovak and Raymond L.
was traveling south on Abrams and' Slovak, both of Ennis: Theodore
that Jumpy skid marks indicated' Slovak in the Army in France, add
he had tried to apply his brakes for 1 Joe C. olovck of Dills*.
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The Ennis Weekly Local (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 19, 1954, newspaper, August 19, 1954; Ennis, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth782375/m1/1/: accessed February 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ennis Public Library.