The Ennis Weekly Local (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 19, 1954 Page: 3 of 6
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Goes to West
Aust'n, Aug. 18 (UP).—Ralph
Yarborough takes his campaign to
South Texas today and Governor
Allan Shivers rocs to West Texas.
Both made strong bids for the farm
Yarborough, in i
speech from Austin,
state - wide
charged that I
the federal dfou^ht re^ef pro
Is “primarily'a'^tepubllcart news-
paper publicity relief program." He
denounced.what he called the “piece
meal, wholly inadequate, bungling,
political handling ol the drouth
Situation by the present Republican
National, Administration and the
present Texas Republican Shivers-
Benson plan state, administration.
Yarborough added: “There Is no
drought relief for farmers, for hu-
man being relief is limited to cattle,
and then to hay, and that to a por-
tion of the, freight cost on hay.”
Governor Sihvers. speaking over
a state radio network from El Paso
aaid: “Election of a CIO sponsored
Oovernor would launch an all-out
drive to union :ze farm and ranch
hands" in Texas. He mentioned
several telegrams he said he has re-
ceived about the farm situation In
the last few days.
Then he declared: "The farmers
and ranchers of Texas aro right-
fully concerned. But if all real
Texans fhrht together to hold TCx
as for Texans, we’ll beat this out-of-
state crowd that’s trying to destroy
the Texas way of life."
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for the construction of an earthen
dam to provide a surface water
supply there. The couticilmen’s ac-
tion came after the citizens advis-
ory committee had recommended
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DKIH’T—Gloria Vanderbilt poses beside statue ot a
swan after her debut in the theater at the Pncono Play-
house in Mountainhome, Pa., Monday night. Miss Van-
derbilt played role of a fairytale princess in Ferenac
Milnar’s “The Swan.” (NEA Telephoto)
the move following a lengthy dis-
cussion on the proposed dam and
of an engineer’s report on the pre-
liminary survey for a site by Carr
Forrest of Dallas.
Cost of the lake, which would be
locator!, on South Prong Creek
downstream from the Howard Road
Is est'mated at $1,492,000, Features
of the project will include a dam
and reservoir, an outlet tower for
release of the water and a pump-
ing station to force the water into
the treating plant and a fresh wa-
ter’ transmission' line into city to
the present ground water shortage
reservoir.J5Jie proposed lake would
imat^iy 700. yrre* of
I?.,. * 's’ •
wn of; tl® /!<»tinflate®
-half mllPon’dollar pro*
■Ot shows the cost of the dam and
reservoir at $975,000 the cost of
water treating plant and trans-
mission facilities at $453,000 and
interest, for the 18 months of con-
struction will be $64,000. The cost
of the dam and reservoir includes
the cost of relocation of Howard
Road, a change in the Missouri-
Kftnsas-Texas Ra'lroad crossing,
'remedial work on a Magnolia Pe-
troleum Company Pipe Line,
rltrapping of Highway 77 embank-
ment and tljc removal of a small
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Young Farmers to
Hold Meet 24th
Approximately 200 persons are
expected to attend the Young
Farmers program which will b e
held at 8 p.m. August, 24 at Billy
Banks farm Live miles irotn Waxn-
hachlc on the Howard Road.
A ticket sale is be ng conducted
for the program which also will In-
clude a barbecue. Tickets sell for
$1 and can be obtained at the coun-
ty agents office, from Billy Banks,
D. C. Marsh of Nash and Howard,
B. V. Lowery of Ovilla. W M.
Love. Robert Batte of Italy. Bert.
Ooodwin of Midlothian, Dewitt Mc-
Donald of Midlothian. Roan VV11-
l'ntns. J. C. Barton of Rice. Art
Baker of Mavnearl. Roger Tate.
Earl Smith. Hugh McAlpin of
Mountain Peak and Phillip Curry
Presenting the program will b"
Murry Cox, farm editor lor a Dallas
radio station. Mr. Cox will present
a. film on his recent tour of the
Nurse Admits She Stole
Narcotics Because She
Herself III of Cancer
Houston, Aug. 17 (UP>.—A 32-
year-old nurse who dally helps
relieve the pain of cancer patients
has admitted to police here, she
stole narcotic# because she herself
la an Incurable cancer victim.
She says a doctor told her she
has “only six months to live.”
The woman, who is the mother
of three children, was arrested by
police last night when she went off
duty from the M D. Anderson Hos-
pital. Vice squad officers said they
found a quantity of narcotics and
five hypodermic needle* on her.
Police set the trap after hospital
officials reported 30 bottles of a
painkilling drug was mlas'ng and
panted The finger of suspicion
at the nur.se .She said "I have to
ta-kr the shots to kill my pain
enough to let me work,”
Hospital officials said she had
worked there six monlha but. they
were, unaware she had cancer.
■ No charges liave been fled as
"What really flatters * man is
that yon think him worth flat-
—(G. B. Shaw).
Agriculture In this section again
will have the. benefit of labor-
farmer contacting by an exten-
sively experienced man. as the cot-
ton harvest arrives, it was learn-
In prepara ton for the planned
service to Ellis County farmers for
the harvest season, Drue Cham-
pion of Route 4, Ennis,, has been
assigned io the Ennis area.
He wiu De contacmg the farmers
of this 'area and formers and
crew leaders or workers “arc urged
to get in touch with Mr. Champion."
This arrangement has been set up
and announced by Bob Stephens,
manager of the county office of the
Texas Employment Commission,
wh'ch headquarters at Waxaha-
TEC authorities stated that Mr
Champion has performed such ser-
vice successfully in previous years
and that they are sure he will be of
much assistance this season also.
Mr. Champion's headquarters
will be at the Ennis Motor Co.
used car lot on Minin street.
Vital Topics Up
At Bureau Picnic
he present critical drouth sit-
uation nrd some ol the, harmlql
effects of the new agriculture bill
will be the npiin topics discussed
at a meeting of the membership
of the Ellis County Farm Bureau
at 7:30 pin. Thursday at Getzan-
daner Memorial Park in Wuxaha-
chir, it was announced today.
The occasion will be the annual
Farm Bun an picnic. The drinks
will be fi rrlshed by the Farm Bur-
Brin* a well-filled picnic basket,
enough lor jtiur family, and come
Join your neighbors for this event.
Alter the picnic, Hoyt Gaston will
give a .short talk on the reeontly-
possc-d Flexible Price Support Bill,
John Ed Bookout, president, said.
"Because of the agricultural sit-
uation it Is important that every
farmer hear the informative dis-
cussions,’’ President Bookoyt said.
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*Fort Wayne, Ind„ Aug. 18 HJPi.—
Oor, Koliyi was killed $nd two
others are in critical condition
liftfe alter lightning strutk them
during a severe electrical storm.
.JElmer NeunsclVwander, 31. dean
of Fort Wayne’s Bible College—was
killed. In serious condition are his
brother-in-law. Rev. Donald Mc-
Intosh. 39. of Hampstead, Md„ and
his brother, Albert Neunschwandejr,
39. of Hamilton, o.
The three were playing golf at
Fort. Wayne's Brookwood Course
this morning when the storm hit.
Reservations for Box
Rodeo Scats Readied
Reservations for box seat tickets
for the Ellis Count Purebtvd Live-
stock Association's rodeo on Aug
26-27-28 can be mHde, by contact-
ing Charles Huff, association sec-
He announced that bo^ seats tick
ets will sell for $2 each tihd each
box has four heats. General admis-
sion for the rodeo performance will
be $1.20 for adults and 60 cent*
for children, tax Included.
Tickets are being i prated and
will be available this trWk,' General
admission tickets w'll go.op sale at
Wiixahachle drug stores-before Sat-
LESTER ASSISTS WITH
AG TRAINING AT A-M
Thursday Evening. August 19,. 19«
1 THE ENNIS WEEKLY LOCAL-
11 T Lester of the. vocational ag-
riculture staff of Ennis High School
left early Wednesday morning for
a tun.rtttyii M*kwinn a! Tojchs A&M
College. College Station, in connec-
tion w Hi an instruction program
for new teachers in this field.
The affair was to open at 9 a m.
today and be held in the nature
of a conference.
Taking part we.re to be A A-M
faculty members and several long-
'xperlenced vocational agriculture
teachers from about the state.
Mr. Lester has had many years'
teaching experience. He also served
Farmer Kills 2
McKinney, Aug. 18 <UP».~An
irate Collin County r.umer has shot
and killed his 23-; ear-old daughter-
in - law and seven - month -' olcT-
grandriaughtei. Then he criticallj
wounded himself as the aftermath
of a family argument in the, Climax
community 10 miles east et here.
District Attorney B o b Hendricks
identifies the shooting vrtlms as
Mrs. Lois Katherine Wallis. 23. and
her daughter. Patricia. He, says
they both were hit by a single shot
fjred from a 22-caliber pistol by
ty. J. Wallis, the father-in-law.
Dist Atty. Hendricks says the
shooting occurred after Mrs Wallis
and her husband, Earl, announced
their 'Mention to move to another
About Ellis County
Peace officers abou the c o u n t y
are fairly busy these days,
Two complaints concerning mag-
az'ne salesmen were received at
Otic was that a red-headed boy
selling magazines was very pre-
sident an rude. Then at 7:50 p.m.
the olficor was culled to Barger'
Drive and Brown Street where "a
bareheaded man was selling mag-
azines in another area am! an of-
ficer was asked to investigate. Nei-
ther salesman was located,
i' A Fort Worth man was fined $50
plus costs in restrict court for DWI.
He also was given a probated
three-day1 jail term.
The Sheriff’s Department an-
nounced that Ennis Constable Obie
Freeman had ip rested a w hite man
for DWI The constable also ar-
rested two white men and a Negro
on vagrancy charges, the. sheriff’s
deputies arrested a Ferris white
man for being drunk and disturbing
(he peace and an Ennis white man
was arrested fo «cfsturblng the
High Temps and
Crops in Texas
Aust in Aug. 18 I UPI.- The U.
S. Department of Agriculture re-
ports that high temperatures and
limited rain checked the growth of
crops and range grass over most ol
Texas last week. Scattered shower ;
fell in West Texas and along the
coast, but. hot days rapidly depleted
the soil moisture. All sections need
soalkng rains. Open weather fav-
ored the harvest of cotton, feed
crojis and peanuts.
|jldden in the prison.
The Right Plaee
Folsom Prsrtn, Calif., Aug. 18
<UPe—The Folsom Prison Chapter
of Aldohllcs Anonyrnrtus was host
to the 11th annual conference hf
Northern California Alcoholics
Anonymous clubs. Liquor Is for-
COASTAL BERMUDA DECLARED TO
DO BETTER THAN HOPED IN ELLIS
“Coastal Bermuda does better
than I ever thought It, would do"
said V. C. Costay of Milford. “I
only got about a 75 per cent stand,
but the grass that came up has
spread faster than anything I ever
saw". Mr. Cosbv Is tenant on the
Borgem farm on RlCtiWid Creek.
He sodded two waterway'll.covering
about thr4'.aert'S ciT1‘ *
Mr. Corby soddcrl the two water-
ways , W'ita X Ike EUlMPitdMc Soil
Conservation sodding machine the
first week ifi May^He., applied 200
pounds ol , J5-15-0 fertilizer with
the mechitV*. ft the time of putting
out the grass roots. The land had
been well prepared. early in the
winter by first onewa.vlng and then
bedding and rebeddlng. He has got-
ten Just a little less than two Inches
of rain since the grass was planted.
Some of [he runners on this hybrid
Bermuda an- more than fifteen
Inches long, and the grass is still
P. T. Price of Derr's Chapel also
bot about a 75 per cent stand of
Coastal Bermuda In his one water-
way. His land hud been bedded ai d
rebedded early in the winter, and
then one-wa.ved in the spring to
kill weeds. The grass has done ex-
ceptionally well In spite of the dry
weather. It look* as If this water-
way will have enough cover to build
terraces In this field this fall.
Mr, Price said Coastal Bermuda
has done exceptionally well for sucii
a dry year. It seems to be more
drought resistant aid spreads fas-
ter than common Bermuda does”.
Severed farmers have recently
worked out long range constivatioii
plans for their farms with the as-
sistance Ol Sod Conservation Ser-
for several years as a soil conscrva-
Furthermore, a number of college
unnw.ea its . iivlpiihtii>n fr\ .iVs» l’lU*4‘ivPfi
special training, ui years gone by,
under the direct ion of Mr, Lestrr.
here at Emus High, lie and Donald
Booth are the vocational >>g teach-
Today's conference is expoctcd to
get the program of instruct ion for
such teachers on a completely prac-
Washington .Aug. 18 (UP).— The
Senate is taking a big .step toward
Members of the upper chamber
are confident that an adjournment
run come bv the week-end. es-
pecially if they put in another pro-
ductive, day Yesterday, the Senate
topped off a 14’- hour se.s5.ion by
send ng to the White House the
compromise farm bill. The hill puts
reduced flexible pi ee support* on
five basis crops for the first time
since World War II.
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And Wife Held
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Houston, Aug. 16 (UPl.-A 52-
year-old Houston dentist and hi#
44-year-old wife. face possible
charge# of selling as much as $3 000
worth of narcotics a week to Juv-
eniles. The dentist and his wife were
arrested last night in a police raid
on their home.. Morals Division
Capt. C. J. McMahon says they
were the biggest pushers r»f nar-
cotics to Juveniles here.
A 37-year-old Mexican and his
25-year-old wife, both of San An-
tonio, were arrested along with the
dentist and his wife. McMahon says
they supplied the heroin. He says
th» dentist would buy the heroin in
wholesale loti, put it in capsules,
and sell the capsules at $7 5u apiece
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