The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 237, Ed. 1 Friday, October 7, 1955 Page: 1 of 6
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THE ENNIS DAILY NEWS
THE 64th YEAR
UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE
ENNIS, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1955
SIX PAGES—FIVE CENTS
Huge Crowds Expected
To Jam State Fair
DALLAS, Tex. (UP».—The pjo-
mihe of fair skies and brisk weather
Is good news to certain people in
Dallas, those connected with the
1055 State Flair of Texas.
The fair opeirs today. It’s the
first time the bin annual exposition
hits Rotten underway on a P’riday.
Two football games in the Cotton
Bpwl, Southern Methodist and Mis-
souri tonight and the annual Tex-
as-Oklahoma Classic tomorrow af-
ternoon, are expected to boost at-
tendance. And Dallas will be reel-
ing from thousands of visitors to-
A mile-long parade of floats and
bends at 3 p in. in Dallas will her-
ald opening of the fair. Governor
Allan Shivers w ill use a pair of
Jewel-encrusted scissors to cut the
ribbon at the fair gates at 4:45
State Fair General Manager
James Stewart says everything is
ready. He and othre officials ex-
pect the best State Fair ever.
It’s hoped attendance during the
17 days of the fair, the largest in
the world, will break the 1954 mark
of two and one-half million per-
Drop In Temperature Sends
Houston Cops On Alarms
HOUSTON, Tex. (UP) —Houston !
police were kept busy early today, |
10 burglar a’arms went off between
1 a.m. and dawn. As it happened, j
each call proved to be a false j
Houston Police Captain Cecil!
Priest had an explanation: It was I
The season’s first norther blew ,
into Houston at 1 a.m. It was ac- j
conipanied by chilling rain and |
temperatures dropped 10 degrees!
in 15 minutes.
So what does this have to do J
with burglar alarms? Captain i
Priest explains: “Sometimes the J
burglar alarm tape on tiie win-
dows cracks when the glass cools j
sudden like That sets off the ]
alarm just as if the window had 1
Missing Fisherman Found
Safe On Small Island
GALVESTON. Tex. 'UP'. A 20-
ycar-old Houston man who had
been missing on a fishing trip in
West Bay since yesterday was
found safe on a small island at
dawn today. fishermen David
Manuel had spent the night hud
died over a small fire that proved
to be littlr protccion against the j
ram and cold temperatures of the j
tm Hii OT
Conflicting Views Held
On US Worst Air Crash
DESTROYED—A crowd of curious onlookers which included CIO-UAW strikers, watch-
ed as fire destroyed an unoccupied house used as shelter for police on duty at F’erfect
Circle Corp., in New Castle, Ind., where 1200 demonstrators were dispersed following
a gun battle between union and non-union employees. (NKA Telephoto)
Knights of Columbus
Give Dedication Plans
Re,v. Clam E McTamney, former
pastor at the local church who is
now state chaplain of the Knights
of Columbus will hold special bene-
Program for the dedication of the [Church at 2:30 p.m
new Knights of Columbus Hall in
Ennis Sunday was announced today
by Charlc.s J Novy, grand knight.
The new building, located on a
4-acre site one-half mile west of the diction services,
city on US Highway 287 will be j Following these
open for public inspection from 3
to 5 p.m. Sunday following brief
dedication ceremonies, Novy said.
Punch will be served and the gen-
eral public will be invited to see the
facilities which include a general
assembly chamber, kitchen, rest
rooms and club room
Dedication ceremonies will ac-
tually begin at Holy Redeemer
services ,a po-
lice-escorted motor caravan will
carry dignataries to the hall for
Major To Speak
Mayor Jack McKay will speak at
A banquet for Knights of Colum-
bus, their families and guests will
be held at 8 p.m.
Edwin D. Gunter ol Austin, exe-
cutive assistant to the state dep-
uty of tire Kiughts of Columbus, will
be the featured speaker.
Short addresses by District Dcpu-
For Miss Skinner
I ties Tom Unis, of Dallas, and Tom-
my Farrell, of Fort Worth, have
been planned as well as an address
by Father McTamuey.
Local member's on the program
’ included Grand Knight. Novy. who
will make the welcoming address,
land W. L. Maronoy, past grand
I knight and charter member of the
j Ennis council, who will give a brief
review of the council's history.
j Invocation will be given by Rev.
I John Morse, pastor of Holy Re-
| deemor Church and chaplain of the
l local council.
Very Rev. Mrmsignor Vincent P.
I Micola, pastor of St. John's Church
will give the benediction. ,
Dr. Eugene, Boh no w ill serve as
m aster - of -cere m o rues.
MEDICINE BOW PEAK. Wyo.
(UFi.—Autnorities are sifting con-
flicting answers to the question of
what caused the worst commercial
air crash in American history.
Controversy has set in on why a
United Airlines DC-4, smashed into
Medicine Bow Peak, near Laramie
yesterday. All 68 p e r s o n s aboard
An airlines spokesman says the
liner was on course. He says the
plane could have gone up to 14,000
feet — 2.000 feet above the crash
scene. But he concedes that any al-
titude above that would be dan-
gerous for the non-pressurized ca-
bins of DC-4's.
Wyoming Aeronautics Commis-
sioner George Nelson believes the
plane was 20 miles oft its course, 20
miles west <<l where it should have
been. But Nelson softens his view,
too. “Occasionally, he says, “some
planes stray over’’ toward the crash
In Washington, C.’AB officials
promised to end the guessing with a
thorough investigation. CAB Chair-
man Ross iti/ley promised a public
hearing as soon as the investiga-
tors get the [acts.
Soule luvtigat.ora arrived at the
seem* today along with rescue
teams who wall bring down the
bodies to a temporary morgue a
mile ami one half away. The 125
member rescue force struggled over
the rocky, snowy slope to lower the
first body by rope. It may be days
before all the* bodies arrive at
To Be Completed
Before Grid Game
The revival services tonight at Funeral services for
the Tabernacle Baptist Church will Mae Skinner, 53, native of Ennis, t lowing the banquet
be from 6:45 to 7:30. according to a J were held this morning at the
special announcement today by the George A Brewer Chapel in Dallas,
pastor, Ralph H. Reasor. Miss Skinner died Wednesday.
In making the announcement. Death was attributed to a heart at-
Grand knights ol surrounding
councils and cli rgymen from
neighboring communities will b**
among honored guests.
Johnnie Mensik and Orchestra
Miss Bessie ; will provide music for a dance fol- I
Rev. Reasor emphasized that those
who attend will have plenty of time
to get to the football game for the
opening kick off He extended a spe-
. | cial invitation to the people of the
! community to attend this service bc-
j fore, the game.
The subject of the message to-
scason’s first norther. j b<‘ Thosf' Tri^
had rented a boat at Gal- BeaHv Necessary rhe message a
the revival service tomorrow mght son of Hereford and one brothei,
at 7:30 wil b>* “The Way.” I Robert H Skinner ot Waco.
An “Around The. Clock" prayer Miss Skinner was a member of
mooting will be held at the church the Park Cities Baptist Church. Dr
from 0DO p.m. Saturday to 9:00 a m. Herbert Howard, pastor of the
veston's Pleasure Island yesterday
morning and was reported missing
by a fishing camp operator when
he failed to return to his parked
car last night.
A Coast Guard boat searched the
bay for several hours last, night.
A helicopter from Ellington Air
Force Base near Houston joined the j
starch today. Its pilot radioed his
br.se at 5 a.m. that Manuel had
betn found safe
200 Planes To Start
All-Texas Air Tour
AUSTIN, Tex. iUP'. The sev-
enth annual All-Texus Air Tour to j
shirt at Austin tomorrow with some '
200 planes taking off on the first
leg of the 3.000 mile flight.
Overnight stops will be made
at Harlingen, Bandera. FI Paso,]
Hobbs, New Mexico, Planvicw, Del- j
las and Longview. The tour will
rnd in Galveston October 15th.
Four Carnival Workers
Charged In Murder
Miss Skinner had made her home
in Dallas for 25 years. Her address
was 4081 Hanover. She was an em-
ployee of Southwest Stone Com-
Survivors include her mother.
Mrs. Bessie Solomon of Dallas; two
sisters, Mrs. Frank L Harris of
Sherman and Mrs. James R. John-
Sunday Members of the church
have taken the various half hour
periods and will come to the church
throughout the night for prayer.
The emphasis will be on prayer for
the services of Sunday, the last day
of the revival.
A goal o| 903 has been set f o r
High Attendance Day in the, Sun-
day School this Sunday. The slogan
is “One More Than Ever Before."
The record of 902 was set last East-
er during the spring revival. Em-
phasis is also being placed on 100
per rent at the morning worship
hour by those attending Sunday
church. wra.s officiant for the fu-
Burial was in Restlaud Memorial
B. O. Brown Jr.
B O Brown Jr. of Denison, for-
merly of Ennis, has been elected
chorister for the Grayson County
Charles Odlo of Denison was re-
Pink Bollworm Infestation in County
Eight Times Greater Than in 1954
Pink bollworm infestation in El
lis County is eight times heavier
than it was in 1954, B. C. Graham,
district inspector for the pink boll-
worm division of the Department of
Agriculture, has revealed.
The infesttion is general through-
out. Ellis County, he stated follow*
LUBBOCK. Tex < UP • - Four
Itinerate carnival workers have
| been charged in the murder of a
19-year-old man whose body was
I found in a patch of weeds seven
miles southeast of Lubbock.
Two waitresses tearfully told
Lubbock Sheriff Grady Harrist
| that young Charles David Reeves
jjjr was shot before their eves. Then.
B according to Waitresses Betty
• Stenct, who is 21, and 22-year-old
Jean Allison, t/iie killers forced
d them to mop up the blood.
$ The Lubbock sheriff says charges
| or murder without malacc have | Circle Tqn training committee at
Mtuen filed against 29-year-old Bill, Camp Wisdom Thursday evening.
xJHolt of Kansas City, 20-year-old
■iFhillip L. Jones of Hamilton, Mis-
Ispotiri, 28-ycar-old Harold H. Dr
Tj/OHch of St Louis and Bob Price
-of Miami. All but Prior were ar-
rested shortly after the murder
Attend Boy Scout
F’ive Ellis Countians attended a
dinner meeting of the Boy Scouts’
7,as discover'd yesterday. Price was
arrested several hours late r at Spur,
southeast of Lubbock.
Reeves’ body was not found un-
til 4:30 pan. yesterday In a ditch
In the field of weeds near Lubbock.
According to vjtnesMX. he ira, kill*
td Almost 10 hours earlier.
They were Rev. Richmond Mc-
Kinney, Ennis district, commission-
er: District committeemen Jim
Collins and Billy Abies, and Dis-
trict. Executive Carl Johnson, all of
Ennis, and Delbert, Cantrell, Waxa-
hnchie district commissioner from
Plans were made for the coming
After a general meeting, those
present formed separate discussion
group*. of Cub fccoutins. Bey Oeout-
iu*, and Explorer Scouting.
ing an inspection of gin trash.
“Every sample of trash that was
examined was infested with pink
boll worms," he reported.
Graham stated that 165 bushels
of gin trash were examined and a
total of 2,238 pink boll worms were
found. He pointed out that this is
more than 113 pink bollworms per
Control Measures Stated
Graham stated that, cotton grow-
ers should complete the cotton har-
vest as soon as possible to control
the pink bollworm and other cotton
Growers should cut the stalks with
a shredder and plow the debris un-
der as deep as possible, he added.
“Gins in Ellis County have no
authority to receive and gin cot-
ton aftrr December 20." the district
inspector said. “AH cotton growers
should complete the harvest ot their
cotton prior to December 20."
Graham said the first pink boll-
worm was found in Ellis County in
the fall of 1952. Gin trash inspec-
tions In the county lmvc shown the
infestation ha* built up, he added.
Tin*, inspector stated that, 37.781
bi>; cf cdl-ton had been produced
m liiu> County up to October I.
The Alamo-Travis P-TA will hold
barbecue in the William B. Travis
Directs Program ! Ci,f«.tcna or. October 20, it was an-
Joe Lind ley. immediate past grand j ,,oun(.eri today.
knight of Ennis Council 1353,
rectinp the dedication program.
Charles J. Novy headed the 1
building conunyttee for the. new i
council home .
Other members were Roy Kubala, |
Flick Blazck .Albert H tskovec, John I
Barto, A J, Bohannon, Joe Knizo, |
E. C. Horak. Bill Riley, William j
Junk, Joe Lindley, Johnny Odlo/.il j
and Felix Gerlich.
Rev. Frank Sandifer
The Rev. Frank R Sandifer, vicar
of St,. Thomas Episcopal Church, is
attending a diocesan clergy confer-
ence, at the Crazy Hotel in Mineral
Wells which began on Thursday and
lasts through today.
The finance and project commit-
tee cf the organization is planning
the barbecue to raise funds for fans
and the first-aid room at the
school. Ray Riekcrt i.s projects
Rickert and Stanley Houdek are
in charge of downtown ticket sales
and teachers and room mothers
be sales chairmen in their
Lunch will be served from 12:30
p.m until 2:00 pm. on October 20
and dinner w ill be served from 6 un-
til 8 in the evening, Rickert an-
Mrs. Hurry Davis Is president
ol the Alamo-Travis P-TA
| Quick, easy loans made on cash
value of life insurance policies. Low
| ales. Member of FDIC. ENNIS
I ITATF BANK.
“SEEING-EYE” CAT—Meet “Specks” year-old cat who is the
“seeing eye” for “Blackic,” blind, seven-ycar-old cocker spaniel
They arc shown with their mistress. Gloria Bloodworth, of Gaines-
ville, Ga She says the cat sensed Blaekic’s oncoming blindness
before the family figured out why the dog seemed so bewildered
at times. Within six months Blackic was completely blind By
that time, Specks had taken over She guides him carefully
across the street to a bird bath, halting him for traffic and then
nudging him on. She waits patiently until the cocker finishes
drinking and starts him on the return trek. He trots closely be-
hind the cat, who periodically turns back to give him a reassur-
ing brush under his nose She also guides him around the
B!oor)wort.h home to keen him from bumping into furniture
he! pi him up and down stair* LMLISBE hit A THOTO-
INFILTRATION—Simulating actual battle conditions, Marine amphibious reconnais-
sance personnel, operating from submarines, infiltrated “enemy” beaches during re-
cent maneuvers off North Carolina coast. Undercover of darkness, submarine surfaces,
disembarks combat-loaded Marines in rubber rafts and silently submerges. One meth-
od of launching is for submarine to submerge from under rubber rafts as shown here
once disembarkation point is reached. (NEA TELEPHOTO)
Ennis Boy Scouts To Distribute
Smile Day Bags For Old Clothing
Members of local Scout troops nouncement from Murray Cole, co-
and Cub packs will soon take the
first of thousands of steps they will
make in the course of their annual
good turn for the needy and the
handicapped, according to an an-
Postal Rate Hike
“Our efforts to put the Post Of-
ice Department on a more nearly
self supporting basis through more
efficient operation and by moder-
ate increases in postal rates for
mail are receiving encouraging
support from the American people
and the. American press," Pr>6t-
master General Arthur E. Summer-
field said in commenting on the
proposed rate increase.
“Increasingly, as they are given
the facts, more and more Ameri-
cans realize they deceive, only
themselves by keeping postal rates
artificially low and taxing them-
selves to pay the difference.
"This condition is contrary to the
American sense of fair play. Tra-
ditionally, Americans prefer a pay-
as-you-go basis,—'with the user of
a service playing his fair share
Consequently, the most fair-minded
Americans agree it’s poor business
and poor government to pass on
the losses on postal business to
fVwii** vQ pjiy from
“So sizeable is the volume of
U. S mail that the proposed in-
crease of one cent on first-class
letters, from three cents to four
cents—would yield new revenues
that would go along way towards
eliminating the postal deficit.
"Since at least, three-fourths of
all letter mail originates with com-
mercial users oi he mails, Mils pro-
posed onc-cent increase on first-
class mail would cost the average
family only about ten cents mre
a montli and this four-cent letter
rate would still be a big bargain
for in terms of increases in the
general price level, the three-cent
stamp would cost six cents today."
Postmaster George Barney said
the Department is interested in
receiving the opinions of patrons
of the Ennis Post Office.
When purchasing household ap-
pliances see us for assistance In fi-
nancing. Low bank rates, comm-
ent terms. Member of FDIC. EN-
NIS STATE BANK.
chavrmn with Joe Lindley of the
Scouts' smile day drive for dis-
Well In advance of smile day, set
for October 23. Scout* will make the
rounds of every home In the com-
munity. leaving a big brown paper
smile day bag at each door.
At 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon,
October 23, they will retrace their
steps, hoping to find a well-filled
bag waiting for them on each door-
The discarded clothing collected
by the Scouts on smile day helps to
provide clothing for the needy of
Him is tlvrough The Ennis Com-
munity Trust and also provide* Jobs
and training for the employees of
goodwill LndustroLs. the service or-
ganization engaged In the rehabil-
itation of the handicapped of this
The clothing will be sorted by the
Ennis Community Trust and the
Items that are needed by the Com-
munity Trust will be retained. The
balance of the collection wlil be
turned over to goodwill industries.
At goodwill, cleaning and repair-
ing the discarded clothing brought
i in by the Scouts gives paid, self-
\ respecting employment to 270
handicapped men and women, many
of whom would otherwise be de-
pendent on private charity or a tax-
supported agency. Smile day Is a
major Scouting project, conducted
on a community-wide basis.
Ennis Poll Tax
Sales For 1956
Stand At 45
Forty-five persons in the Ennis
area have paid $1.75 each for their
right to vote in the 1956 elections,
according to records in the Emus
State and County Tax Office locat-
ed in the Railway Express building
on the Southern Pacific right ol
way, on Ennis Avenue.
Mrs. Billy Colvin, deputy tax
collector, pointed out that the 1956
poll taxes must lx* paid between
October 1, 1955, and January 31.
Persons who were 60 years ot
age or older before January 1, 1955,
are exempt, she said.
F’air this afternon through Sat-
in day. Cooler tonight High both
j afternoons middle 70s. Lowest to-
night upper 40s.
1881: TEXAS BLUE GRASS PRAISED
By ALFRED E. MENN
Researrh Historian, Austin, Texas
(Iporpre H. Hogan wrote a letter from Ennis in 1881.
Letter written by Hogan:
'rhe Texas blue grass can be found in many sections
of our state. It is a genuine blue grass, and the only truly
winter grass I ever knew.
We have a plat of it, which is covered with grass from
twelve to thirty inches high. 1 estimate it to be worth $50
per acre to any man for winter grazing. It,can stand a lot
of cold weather.
1 am satisfied that a pasture of Bermuda for summer
and one blue grass for winter will make a farmer inde-
pendent, so far as hay and fodder are concerned.
George H. Hogan.
H. B. FRANK JR.
... Minister Here
H. B. Frank Jr.
Is New Minister
Of Local Church
H. B. Frank Jr. successor to Cher
les Hodge as minister of toe South
side, Church of Christ, comes to Et
nis from Harden City, Oklahomi
where he was minister of the Hard
en City Church of Christ.
Mr. Hodge has accepted thf* min
Is try of the Church of Christ a
Sea go vide.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank will occup
the Hodge home on Ch.atf.e.1
Street as soon as the Hodge famil
Is situated m Seagoville
Mr. a-iici Mrs. Frank are both pc
ho v.ctims. He was stricken whe
he whs 15 years of age, and ge,
around now with the help of bras
and a cane; she was stricken who
she was 12 and now uses crutches.
The couple was married In Okla
homa City in 1949.
F.ark was born in DalseVa
lived there until he was seven. Hi
high school days wfere spent in Y:
kon, Oklahoma. He wras gradua
with the BS degree in business
ministration from the Univcrs ty
Oklahomo at Norman and is i
a certified public accountant.
After graduating from the U
versify of Oklahoma, he, went.
Florida Christian College in Ta
pa and taught in the bus. ness h
pjrtment there while stuciyu
From Florida he went to t!
Mrs. Frank was b'>m in Pontott
Oklahoma, where she, lived uni
she went to study in a bus!
college at Oklahoma City where oi
met her husband.
Mr and Mrs. Frank said the
of how they mot is a long one l
it. came about because of tb
In Florida. Mrs. Frank wor!
and attended Florida Christian C
Sheriff To Direct
Safe Driving Day
In Ellis County
Sheriff Burl White his b*vu
pointed director of Ellis cour
observance of the second anr
Safe Driving Day Program to
held from November 21 to Devon-
11. Governor Allan Shivers uppo
ed Sheriff White ss county dlree
Purpose of the program, whiel
nationally supervised by a pi
dential committee, Is to make
torlsts alert to safe driving an,
cut Uowu trallic fatalities.
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