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THE ENNIS WEEKLY LOCAL
ONE DOLLAR I’KK ANNUM
Mrs. Flake Carnes
Takes First Place
In Grid Contest
Mrs. Fluke Cm nos was the top
winner in last, week's Ennis Daily
News Football Contest.
Mrs. Carnes receives two tickets
to the, TCU-Rice game in Fort
Worth. Her entry hod all the win-
ners named correctly and she was
121 points off on the scores.
Winning two tickets inch to the
Ennis Lions final game of the .sea-
son against Mexia were Donna
Sknvanek and Jimmie Donnell.
Both picked all the winners.
Five of the winners of two tick-
ets each to the Plaza or Grand
Theaters had all winners correct.
They were Pearlt* Ensor. Ronald
Mraz. Barline Donnell, Janies Fin-
cher and Barbara Finctw.
Five others won theater tickets
with one miss; They were Roger
Maloney, W C. Brown, Mrs. George
Mitchell, Mary F. Rankin and Mrs.
PI. J Sknvane,k.
Several others missed only one
game but missed the scores a littlo
more than the winners.
AENN1S, ELLIS COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 17, 1955
VOL. XXX, NO. 16
WHITE BOI SE IS ONCE MORE “LIGHT” HOUSE—Lights in President Eisen
hower's second -floor living quarters at the White House once more cast their cheer-
ful j.rlo\\ as the President and his wife return to the nation’s capital. “First time the
ligrht" have lieen on like that since the Presidnet and Mrs. Eisenhower went to Denver
hack in August (end) it does look cheerful,” Commented one of the White House
guards. (NEA Telephoto)
C. A. Johnson
Vet Land Board
C. A. .lulmson ol Ennis has been
appointed to serve as chairman of
the Ellis County Veterans’ Land
Johnson now serving as Veterans’
au vice officer h | Ellis County,
The Hospital Auxiliary of Ennis j McElroy. Mr. and Mrs. H C. Ro-
Munieipal Hospital voted today to j gers, Mr. and Mrs. J K Curry, and
furnish four rooms in the Mem- ; Mr. and Mrs. Garner Dunkerley
orial Annex to the hospital. Jr.
The money will come from the i Contributions in memory of Dave
organization’s memorial fund. I Horn wire given by Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Cleorge P limes, auxiliary1 Louis Corf. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
president, presided over the called' Tolleson and Mrs. Claud Ramsey,
meeting ol the group held this j In memorial tc Orion Head comes
was appointed bv the Ellis County I ,nor,,i,‘s ul IIu,*v R,‘d,'‘’nu'r Parish j lrora Mr and Mrs- Walter Earles’
commissioners Court to serve with' Hit11’ | A nu‘im,nal contribution in hon-
Marcus Hickerman of Waxahachie I Mr». stated the auxiliary (or ol George VV. Armstrong was
and Walter Upchurch of Italy, at- Ampcs m the future to furnish more j presented by Mrs. \\. Weather ord.
cording to an announeement from 100,ns a,,d that anyone interested ^ 11 numoiy o lmciy is
< I unt v Judge Milton Hartsfield 'n contributing to the memorial | honored through donations of Mr.
nt VVaxahahie j fund may si ml their cheeks to the ! ;,nd Mrs, Joe Willis and Mrs. Lein
Judge Hartsfield said the ap- tieasiuer, Mis. \V. f. Ha be, Kt. ^.iVViLon.
■lointments were in accordance j huuis.
with Section 15 of the Veterans'I Mr 1511,11 tuda>' ,vIea;;,'d Uu‘
land Board, Veteiaus’ Land P'und 1KIII1< 1,1 h':-,in-‘ ’•'hoc •’nemo: a-
hrough the lurni-
will be honored
slung of the rooms.
Con!nbut on;- in memory of tlit*
late Mrs. J. S. Sanderson were
made by M and Mrs. Cecil Tol-
leson, Mrs. J Oran Carter. Mr and
Mrs. Fred Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Cerf. Mr. and Mi . Raymond Al-
len. Mr and Mrs J.tmt. R Jeter.
Mr. and Mr Len Gehrig. Mr* W
P. McCall Sr.. Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Act. as amended by the last legisla-
Sells Stock Of
The stock of The Star Cash Gro-
cery which Robert Mairhead pur-
chased several days ago from May-
or Jack McKay is being liquidated.
The building in which the grocery
is located, corner of South Mc-
Kinney and West Brown, is owned
by Herman LayLon of Dallas uudj*10!md obMjvor post in Euis.
Muirhead said ho did not know Members of Chism-Laiiriers Post ;
what, plans Layton has for the j 361 von d at tin ir im e* nig Thursday 1
Contributions in memory of Mrs.
Pauline Barton by Mr. and Mrs. J.
R Met'dl. ihe Opt! Mrs. Club and
Mr.-.. Margaret C. Ellington.
Memorial contributions were also
presented as follows;
Clifford Wood; by Mrs. Margaret
C. Ellington, Mrs. Garner Dunker-
Mrs Charles Long; Mrs Margaret
Ellington. Jewel C. Estes.
Mrs. W. W. Burkhead; Mrs. Mar-
garet C. Ellington.
A. B Roach; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
On Tuesday McKay assumes bus
duties as manager of the Ennis
Chamber of Commerce. He plans
to resign Born the office of mayor
effective around the first of Jan-
Last Rites Today
H. 0. Cofield, 69,
American Legion Post To Build
Civil Defense Spotter Post Here
The American Legion will take a When the receiver Is lifted off
lead m establishing a civil defense, the hook, the operator will Imme-
diately connect the phone, with the
The Legion’s decision to take the
II n. Cafield, 69. jv tanner on ;
Route 5. near Alma, for 18 years,
died iu Memorial Hospital in Cor- j
sioana, Thursday, alter a long ill-I
Cofield was born in Randolph j
County. Alabama, and was a mem- i
her of the Missionary Baptist, i
Church at Oak Hill, Alabama
.Survivors include two sons, Lewis I
Colicld of Ennis. Route 5. and Ben- j
ny Cofield of Eureka; two daugh- |
ters, Mrs. Lessie Donaldson of Riv-
night to remodel a garage apart-
ment on the post's property ns an
aircraft spotter station .
The Legionnaires will build a cat-
walk around the upper level of the
building with materials provided bv j ur| clis'i.ster
the City of Ennis.
M ivnr Jack M< Kay stated that j
i the city will also have a telephone j
installed lor use of the volunteer!
Rpo! tel’ ..
'1 his telephone will Ire for use In I
reporting ab’crult sported to the,!
liitej cel.tel in IkiM.tS .It will be a i
special phone with top priority over;
ill! wllyur i”‘!l nu» in.iorni fUTm- •
nunt pays tor thru’ calls.
Tolleson. Phil Todd, Mr. and Mrs.
Garner Dunkerley Jr.
Joe Novy Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Moore. Mr. at ;1 Mrs Cecil Tolleson,
Mr. and Mrs. Farrar Atwood, Mr
and Mrs. C. L. Griffith, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Clark, Mr. and Mrs. G
H. G. Self; Mr. and Mrs. G. G.
Mrs. Lucie O’Bannion; Mr. and
Mrs. Len Gehrig, Mrs. C. T. Moore,
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Satterfield.
Mrs. Mary Williams; The Opti-
The Rev. W. W. A1 verson; Mr.
and Mrs. Garner Dunkerley Jr.
Mrs. James Motherall; Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Clark.
A J. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. J. R
Mark Kelly; Mr. and Mrs. M. C.
Porter, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Barring-
W II Hartley; by J. S. Sander-
son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ehlinger,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clark and Mr
and Mrs. G. G. Dunkerley.
Mrs. W. C. Tcnery; by Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Cerf.
Edwin M. Gurecky; Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Shaw, by Mr. and Mrs. Wal-
Fred McKnight; by Dr. and Mrs.
James R. Jeter.
Mrs. F. N Watson, by Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Cerf.
Mrs. L. A Fowler, by Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Clark, Mr. and Mrs. James
C. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Fred New-
ton. and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wear
Mrs. W. F Estes; by Mr.' and
Mrs. Cecil Tolleson. Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Newton. Mr. and Mrs. James
C Collins and Mrs. J. F. Summers.
D C’. Hagcnsick; by Mr. and Mrs.
Has Busy Day
Willi Small Fires
lead came after a special civil de-
fense program was given at the
Both Col O. II Lumpkin, Ellis
Countiy director of »civll defense j Farrar Atwood.
relief, and Mark Mrs. II H. Sedgel.v; by Mr
Slayton. Ennis civil defense director
made addresses in which they
state the cooperation of all citizens
and all organizations would be
necessary in operating the station.
Sgt. W K Elliott. U. S. Air Force,
of the, Dallas filter center, was the
He told of the necessity of cs-
i iabustling aircraft ground o’oseiwi
I stations every eight miles. He said
1 'JO 000 such posts would be c.stab-
j lndied m the United .States.
I He said such stations were now
being manned on a 24-hour basis
I • n both coasts.
Sgl. Elliott also showed films
i showing how the spotter program
j fitted in the overall defense pro-
In introducing the Air Force
The Ennis Fire Department was man, Lumpkin stressed the need
e,rside Maryland, and Mrs. Arvell kept busy combating a number of . f°r keeping our guard up despite
i Russian peace overtures.
Lee of Washington, I). C.; nine | small tuns Tiimsda.v.
rL'Rhdehildren; one great grand- j
child; four brothers, Gilliam Co-J The only one involving property
icld of La Rue, T. R Cofield and I'vss was <( lire m a combination
Widham Coffeld, both of Heflin, storage ronm-gar;r,e building on the
Mabama. and R II. Colield ot An- property of Mrs. V E. Thompson at
nist.en, Alabama, and five sisters, I 307 North Dallas Street, Fire Chief
Mrs. S. M. Chile, and Mrs. Lydia Hugh Fitzgerald reported.
Beard, both of Ennis; Mrs. W. T. j T>>'’ Hre, winedi was reported at,
Cline of Bard well, and Mrs. Ruth I* 05 pm. caused heavy damage to The body of First Lieutenant,
?)ean of Anniston, Alabama, and ! the building. Fire Marshal Charles i Bernard R Harrison Jr., 25. Marine
Mrs Addie Brooks or La Grange, ! J Now said this morning the cause pilot, has been found in his crash-
Lt. Harrison, 25,
Dies in Plane
of the blaze had yet not lie
Funeral services were to bo held termme.d
at the Assembly of God Church
near Alma at 2:80 pm. today
Burial was to he in Elm Branch
Cemetery at Bard well.
In U. S. Air Force
n de- o,l plane in the mountains near
j Tortosa, Spain, according to word
Another fire at (’. p.m. was out- 'received by his parents, Mr. and
side'of the cu.v. Firemen extinguish- ; Mrs. B R. Harrison of Alma,
ed a blaze in a corn shelter owned I Thursday.
Harrison was reported missing on
November 7. Details of the acci-
dent have, not been reported to the
He was born in Avalon and made
his home In Alum for approximately
by Edwm Moore, No damage was
reported in this fire, about one-
hall mile outside the city limits on
th<' Banlwcll Highway.
The Fire Department answered
three grass tire calks with the
booster truck One of the grass fires ; ten years before going into the Navy
was behind the OK Garage on in 1950 He was a graduate of Ell-
Highway 75. another was in the GOOjnis High School.
Charles B Chism, graduate of I block of Faulkner Street and an- Harrison was commissioned in the
Ennis High School, has been com- other on the Country Club Road at! Navy and transferred to the Ma-
mlssionod as a second lieutenant in the site of the new home being <v J rinc Corps in 1954.
the IJ. S. Air Force at Vance Air rected by H. C. Fallen Survivors include his parents;
No damage resulted from the I two brothers, Robert Harrison of
grass fires, Fire Chief Fitzgnrald i Corsicana and Edwin Harrison of
Force Base at Enid, Oklahoma.
He has liegan transition training,
flying B-29\s at Randolph Air f orce
Base near San Antonio.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C
phlsm, formerly of Ennis, now re-
side in Alpine.
Mrs. Cecil Tolleson.
Preston V. Leysath; by Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Moore.
Miss Frances Hobbs; by Mrs. J.
M. D. Gla.spy; by Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Cerf. Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Rabe,
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kendall, Mrs.
C. T Moore. Mr. and Mrs. G. G.
Dunkeriey, Mi. and Mrs. Jack Cald-
well, Mrs. Mae Caldwell. Phil Todd.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hesser.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clark and the
Winsome Class of the Tabernacle
Henry Boswell; by Mr. Phil
T G. Wright; by Mr. and Mrs.
P. E. Duncan; by Phil Todd.
N. 1 Lipscomb; by Mrs. Cora
Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Mrs. Billy M. Prestidge; by Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Clark, Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Tolleson, Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Merritt, and Mr. and Mrs. W. I.
L. W. Bozeman; by Mr. and Mrs,
Mrs. Joe Boren; Mr. and Mrs. C.
Mrs. H. P. Barkley; Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Earles, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Owen Gilpin; Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Cerf. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Tolleson,
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Dunkerley.
Miss Louise Latimer, M’s. Pmdcnce
Col? James S Sander son, Mr. and
Mr . W. I. Re be. Dr. and Mrs. J R.
Jeter, Mr. and Mrs C L. Griffith,
Dr. and Mrs. Walter McCall
W. K. Mullieim Jr.; Mr. and Mrs.
T. I, Collier; Mr. and Mrs. C. L
II. C. Fallen: Mr. and Mrs. E. J
Kendall, Dr. and Mrs. Walter Mc-
Tom Crews; Dr. and Mrs. Walter
Mrs. It. C. Perelval; Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Clark, Mr. and Mrs. It. J.
Krutllek, Mr. and Mrs. G. G.
(Special To The Ennis News)
Mrs. Sim Douglas of Route 4. En-
nis was the lucky customer who
purchased the millionth item sold
in Goodwill Industries’ stores in
Dallas this year, and she received
a kitchen range as a prize.
Mrs. Douglas, who has purchased
a number or articles at Goodwill
stores in the past, visited the re-
habilitation agency's main store in
Dallas on Friday, accompanied by
her six-year-old son, Jerry D. She
bought a $5 kitchen sink and a $1 95
dining room chair ior the new
house she, and her husband, an
employee of Mosher Steel m Dallas,
are building on their farm near
Mrs. Douglas also looked at a $55
kitchen range she wanted, but she
decided she would have to postpone
that purchase until a later date.
When she paid tier bill the, store
manager informed her uhat be-
cause the chair she had bought was
the millionth item sold in Goodwill
stores in 1955 the range was be-
ing awarded to her as a prize.
At Goodwill Industries, the re-
habilitation agency that trains and
employs handicapped men and wo-
men I rum throughout this area,
disc a rd eel articles contributed by the
public are repaired by handicapped
workers and made ready for a sec-
ond round of usefulness. Thcvn the
.■cccndit toned articles are sold
through Goodwill’s non-profit
stores. The income from the sales
pays the wages of the handicanped
Ennis recently made an import-
ant contribution to the operation
of Goodwill when the Boy Scouts
of the emnmulty collected 800 bags
of discarded clothing in their Smile
Day drive Thirty per cent of the
Smile Day bags which the Scouts
distributed door-to-door in Ennis
were, filled and collected. This is a
gratifying return, according to a
Goodwill spokesman, and exceeds
the average percentage return of
towns in Circle 10 Council of Bny
Scouts of America. The Smile Day
drive was a council-wide project
which brought jChiodwiTl' ;y total
of 36,944 bags of discarded clothing.
The discards brought in to Good-
will by the Smile Day drive pro-
vide a backlog of raw materials that
enables Goodwill to keep its handi-
capped workers steadily employed
during jwriods when voluntary
contributions of discards are light,.
Without the employment they find
at Goodwill, many of these handi-
capped men and women would be
dependent on private charity or a
tax supported agency.
Discarded articles contributed to
Goodwill, or reconditioned articles
purchased from Goodwill stores,
help the handicaped to help them-
Rev. Richmond McKinney, who
has been pastor of the First Pres-
byterian Church here since Sept-
ember 1952, today announced his
resignation to accept the pastorate
of the First Presbyterian Church
in McKinney effective December
The Session of Elders of the
local church met this morning and
authorized calling a congregational
meeting immediately after the
morning service next Sunday to
consider his resignation and to
name a pulpit committee.
Rev. McKinney, in addition to
his church work, has been active in
Boy Scouting and in the Kiwanis
He Is now serving as district
commissioner of the Ennis District
of the Scouts.
Rev. and Mrs. McKinney have
three sons, Wilson 15, Tommy, 10,
and Ross 5.
Mr and Mrs. H. A BOREN and W.
F. Childress have moved from
their home n<*ar Italy to 200 W
.Burnett. Mr. Boren is the father
uf W. H. Boren.
Discusses New Laws
Miss Virginia Duff of Ferris who
Is now serving her third term as
Ellis County representative to the
state legislature, talked on “School
Legislaion ’ when she appeared be-
fore a meeting of the Ellis County
Council of Parents and Teachers
Miss Duff explained some of the
“25 or 30” bills pertaining to school
affairs which were passed by the1
last session of the legislature.
One bill which Miss Duff em-
phasized was the School Bus Stop
Bill which she promoted two years
ago and which was amended by the
last session. I
Thirteen Texas School children
have been killed as they were get- !
ting on or olf school buses during ]
the la.q 14 months and two seven- j
year-olds have been killed and one j
child injured getting off buses in j
Ellis County in 1955, Miss Duff
told the P-TA members.
“Ellis County’s percentage Is i
too high,” she declared.
“We have a law on the books I
and it is not being enforced by the
people of Texas.” Miss Duff said i
Most school buses are painted j
orange, or a bright yellow, and |
whenever a driver sees such a bus
he should slow down and see what
the bus Is going to do, Miss Duff
The law requires that when ap-
proaching a stopped school bus
from either direction the driver of
a vehicle must first come to a
standstill and then proceed at ten
miles an hour, the legislator point-
ed out, declaring that this law
holds good in any event, except
on divided roadways, and within
AM- SMIIiUS—Pros. Kisenhou or smiles at his wife
Mamie as they let! the White House Monday for their
home in (lettyslnujr, Pa., where they will celebrate Mrs.
Eisenhower’s 5‘)tn birthday.
AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:
New Traffic Arrangement Planned
For Loading Buses At High School
The Board of Education of the that he. with High School Princl-
Enr.is Independent. School District | pal W. ,J Davis and David Crockett
heard a report on school finances j Principal E. R. Kelly, has been
by Superintendent J. F. Gardner,' studying a traffic problem created
authorized Basketball Coach Jude by loading of school buses In front
Smith to buy $200 worth of ath- of the schools at the time parents
letic equipment and moved toward j arrive in cars to pick up children,
a solution of a school bus traffic J a>s a solution, It. was suggested
pi oblem at its regular meeting, Gains Street in front of the
Wednesday. j |j0 blocked off between
School Bus Problem | Decatur and Belknap between 2:30
Gardner told board members | p.m. and the time the buses leave.
The buses would be parked in
Dr. 0. L. Hargis
Offers God As
Way To Peace
The Rev. Dr. O. L. Hnrgh
tor of the First Christian C
told the members of the Ennis'
this area on botAi sides of the
street facing south for loading. ;
Belknap Street on the south side
of San Jacinto School would be re-
serve for parents picking up their
Regular parking would be pro-
hibied and the curb space would
be left for parents to drive up
The Rev. Dr. O. L. Hargis, pas-] and pick up their children,
tni of the fiist Christian Church, | Tim proposed traffic arrange-
ment will be presented to the City
Ki a an is Club and then guests at Commission for approval,
a luncheon meeting at the Texas
Power and Light Building on! Financial Report
Thursday that the problems with! After Superintendent Gardner
which the nations of the world are had explained each item, the board
laced are theological, rather than. moved that accounts payable in
economic, political, military or November be paid,
social in nature and offered God Gardner reported that $76,223.85
as a. substitute for the United Na- ; of the $474,526 annual budget had
turns. I be.eii expended through October.
Leonard Gehrig, Kiwanis presi-! The suirerintcndent said that
dent, announced at the meeting . total receipts so far this year were
that the club has contributed $92,726.51 and that nearly $35,000
$1,000 to the Community Center! had been collected in local taxe.1*.
building fund during the year.
Home To Ennis
Gardner stated that Coach Jude
Smith needs $200 worh of basket-
ball equipment to get his program
underway. The board authorized
Results Of Study
In Which Ennis Girl
Took Part Revealed
Local American Legion Post
Receives Americanism Citation
Three 16-year-old Ennis boys who
\vho ran away from their homes
last Monday were picked up by
Waxahachie city police at 3 15 am.
Thursday. Ennis officers were noti-|
tied after the boys weer picked up * Texas State College for women
on a Waxahachie street Fathers of n potted yesterday on research
thi> boys went to Waxahachie to git * Endings concerning an optimum
11K itr | diet for teen-agers, emphasizing
----------------------------------------------............- th*1 role ot fat in such a diet. The
j study was supported by a grant-
I in-aid Ironi Lever Brothers Com-
reported. j Alma, and two sisters, Mrs. J. W.
He asked cit izens to be especially Rose of Ennis and Miss Delaine j Dunkerley, James S. Sanderson, Mr.
care,tut in burning trash now that, Harrison of Alma. arid Mrs. Walter C. Earles. Mr. and
the grass is dry and the winds arc} Funeral arrangements arc pend- Mrs. Jerry J. I.aznovsky, Dr. and
high. i ing the arrival of the body. Mrs. J. R. Jeter.
Chisrn-Landers Post 361 of the i
American Legion has been awarded
the Annual American Citation by,
the National American Commis-
sion of till' American Legion.
Tin* ee»tifleate cited the Ennis!
post for "worthwhile and outstand-
ing service to its community during
the period specified in the annual
Americanism and post activity re-
IKirts” during 1954-55.
The citation was signed by L. P.
Collins, National Americanism1
Chism-Landers Post had carlieT
rieeived a citation for outstanding;
Announcement of the citation
was made at a barbecue and stag
party held Saturday night to com-
plete American Legion Days, the
annual membership drive.
It was announced that the mem-
bership of the |x>.st stands at 237.
O. ll. Lumpkin and Chester
A. Johnson were presented with
life memberships in the Legion at
tiie party Fat ui day night.
The engraved sterling silver
membership cards with solid gold
emblems were presented by John
Pauling, Hillsboro past Bixih Dis-
Pauling was recently succeeded
as Sixth District adjutant by J. C.
L'> > n t e
.Lute Mef’,1 ierfy. 802 S. Dallas St.,
Emits, now at Silver Spring, Md.,
was among' the 122, volunteer stu-
dents taking part in the study
which was conducted in the Nelda
Childers Stark Laboratory for
Human Nutrition Research in the
College of Household Arts and
Science . at TSCW.
Fat was revealed In the study
as an essential factor in the well-
balanced diet, designed to combat
certain nutrition deficiencies com-
mon among the teen-age group.
Greater energy, proper weight, and
even increased skin beauty can be
obtained when fat accounts for 30
to 35 jMvr cent of the total calories
m a basically sound diet lor teen*
i agars, it w as reported.
MISS VIRGINIA DUFF
... Speaks Here
the corporate limits ol a city.
“The buses should have flash
signals to show when they arc
slowing down and sould have a red
light to show when they are stop-
Parents and teachers should
teach their children the proper
procedure, the speaker said, adding
tiiat the highway department is
willing to send safety men out to
instruct bus drivers.
Before the last session of the
legislature there were no laws re-
gulating conduct in athletic sta-
diums, but now there is a fine ,of
from $25 to $200. upon conviction,
for the possession of intoxicating
liquor or for being intoxicated iu
a school or college stadium, Mrs.
Referring to two recent boiler
explosions in elementary schools,
she said that heretofore the law
required regular inspection by state
inspectors of boilers with 15 pounds
of pressure per square inch, but
said that now any steam boiler in
a state school must be inspected.
Another law sponsored by a
Christian Science group prohibits
teaching about diseases, but re-
quire the teaching of physiology
and hygiene and provides that new
text boks include a chapter on the
Gleets of alcohol and narcotics.
Miss Duff said, explaining that
teaching about disease in in cor.-
iict with the teaching which chil-
dren from Christian Science homes
would get at home and at their
Miss Duff referred to the recent
law which gave teachers a salary
raise amounting to $402 for a nine-
month school year and said that
another law had allowed vocational
agriculture and hornemakhig
teachersteachers an additional
$4-1.67 a month for each additional
month worked durimz the twelve
months of the calendar year.
Senate Bill 116 was described as
one of the most controversial bills
passed. This bill Ls said to allow
school districts to hold elections
for the purpose of issuing bonds
and only property holders w ho have
rendered property for taxes may
vote. It allows an advalorem tax
of $1.50 on each $100 valuation lor
new buildings and equipment.
ther laws discussed included
some on setting up and abolishing
school districts, auditing of school
books and a “certification DL1L"
which is "a step toward sixciliza-
tion" m the school system and
has tor its aim better placement
ot teachers in accordance with the
typ*'s of certificates they hold.
One mutter which will come up
at the next session or the Legis-
lature. Mias Dutf said, will sug-
gest using some of the money ob-
tained as rent and royalties from
public kinds fur upkeep ot the
The state nmv has $245 million
Loin rent and loyalties m a per-
tu.meat school fund and it is sug-
gested that, while L a, in ’; the lands
untouched and the $245 million in
the permanent fund, part of tho
money received from future rent
and royalties be diverted to the up-
; keep of schools, including the
Tills transferring of funds could
! only come about through an
amendment to the constitution.
Miss Duff said.
Move to New Home
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kailua
and children, Ray. Kay Sally and
8uzy have moved from lud W.
Lampasas to their new home at 707
i W. Kncx.
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The Ennis Weekly Local (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 17, 1955, newspaper, November 17, 1955; Ennis, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth785735/m1/1/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ennis Public Library.