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THE ENNIS DAILY NEWS
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 1955
Vol. 64, No. 151
There was a fellow through here today
that really believes in HORSING AROUND.
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to Kooskia, Idaho. Thirty-six-year-old Ken
Hendren figures it will take him 108 days to
ride the 2,200 r "!es to visit his folks he hasn’t
seen in 12,/2 ' Hendren says he also in-
tends to do r game hunting this fall.
He sto’ ar’s Model Shop this af-
THE BUS LINE
By DAN BUS
5 DAILY NEWS
IN SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR
YSrphonr TR5-3H01 ‘ 213 N. Dallas lit.
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Entered at the post office in Ennis. Texas, as second
Class mail matter under the Act of Congress of March
Charles E. Gentry .................................... Manager
Daniel W. Bus .................... Editor
Elizabeth Parsons Society Editor
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ternoon to water his horses and then let them
graze a bit on the SP right-of-way across the
street. lie »a.\s he wiii make Fairner for the
The man sported a long brown handle-
bar mustache and wore levis, boots, spurs,
and a battered felt, ten-eallon hat.
He says he is 10 days out from Beau-
mont, but that he has worked in Rice for the
past several days while his stallion rested a
Hendren says he has been in South Texas
since he got out of service in 1945. He said he
raised the chestnut sorrel stallion he is riding
especially for this trip. The horse is 6*2 years
old. He has a gray mare along as a pack
Hendren says he is a jack-of-all-trades
and has owned a horse ever since he was six
He said he told his friends in Idaho if
he ever returned there he would come on his
horse so he is keeping his promise.
He says he figures to be back in Texas
in 1957 by way of California where he will
visit his brother.
His mode of transportation back to
Texas? By horse, of course.
The Washington Merry-Go-Round
By DMW P(ARSON. ..........-
Washington.—Nelson Rockefeller, ception of Russell Long, have favor-
whose family U one of the wealthi-
est In America, was playing penny-
ante poker on the President’s spe-
cial plane en route to Ban Fran-
cisco. In the game with him were
Congressmen Miller. Democrat of
Oakland, Cal, Mall^lard, Republican
of San Francisco, Younger of Ohio,
and Scudder or California, also Re-
When the trip was over, Rocke-
feller was down seven dollars to his
Remarked Harold Btassen, also
with the presidential party:
"I am going to watch the stock
market tomorrow morning. Nelson
Will probably have to dump a lot of
stocks on the market to pay for his
—Russell Long Deserts Father-
Sen. Russell Long, Democrat of
Louisiana, did his best to defeat his
fellow Democrats during bitter clos-
ed-door meeting of the Senate pub-
lic works committee when It voted
last week on the one remaining big
undeveloped power site In the Uni-
ted States. Hell’s Canyon.
With all other easily developed
power sites already built. Hell’s
Canyon on the Snake River is of
crucial importance to Oregon, Wash-
ington and Idaho. The Elsenhower
administration has favored Its de-
velopment by the Idaho Power Com-
pany. The Democrats, with the ex-
ed development by the government,
on the ground that rivers and works
of nature belong to the people not
private power companies.
Russell Long, whose father, the
late kingfish of Louisiana, battled
against the power companies, has
strangely voted with the power com-
panies. wnen the Dixon-Yates pro-
ject was up for debate last summer,
Long astounded his colleagues by
casting his vote against the Demo-
crats and with the power lobby.
When the secret meeting of the
Senate Interior committee opened
last week. Long at first sat silent
8lx Republicans bitterly denounced
government operation of Hell’s Can-
yon—including Millikln of Colora-
do, Watkins of Utah, Dworshak of
Idaho, Barrett of Wyoming. The
only Republican who did not take
a definite stand was Kuchel of Cal-
ifornia. Though he spoke on the sub
ject, he did not definitely commit
All the Democrats present urged
that Hell’s Canyon be developed by
the government, except Long. He
sat grim and silent. Finally, with
Senator Murray of Montana absent
In Geneva attending the Inter-
national labor conforence, Acting
Chairman Anderson of New Mexico
pulled out a letter from Murray
asking that the vote be postponed
until his return. Anderson knew
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ROBT. A. MUIRHEAD MOTORS
that a vote that day would mean
a victory for the Idaho Power Com-
It was at this point that Senator
Long finally jumped In to oppose
his fellow Democrats. Knowing that
the Republicans had a one-vote
margin, counting his, Long urged
that the vote be taken immediately,
that they not wait for Senator Mur-
ray to return.
Senator Dworshak, Republican of
Idaho, did likewise. However, they
were overruled. Final vote on the
last remaining big dam site *
postponed for about a week.
—Inside The Pentagon—
Here is the Inside reason why Op-
eration Alert was scheduled to test
civil defense at the very time when
the West Is about to talk peace with
Russia .... The whole exercise
was deliberately timed to build up
public support in favor of the talks
with Russia. The President and his
advisers believed the spectacle of
thousands of government officials
evacuating Washington to avoid a
make-believe hydrogen attack would
demonstrate the wisdom of trying
to avoid a horrible new war by talks
around the conference table . .
The exercise was originally sched-
uled to take place last year as part
of ‘‘Operation Candor.’’ . . . Secre-
tary of Health Oveta Culp Hobby
prepared to “rough it” during the
H-bomb evacuation test by going
without her nylon stockings. How-
ever, she wore a pair of immaculate
white gloves .... The first atomic
aircraft engine will be completed in
ten months. It won’t be ready to in-
stall in a plane that early, but it
will be ready for ground tests . . . .
America’s first atomic-powered sub-
marine, the Nautilus, will soon cross
the Atlantic entirely under water.
It won’t surface once, its speed-
over 25 miles an hour . . . For a
long time the military have wanted
to run their own spy work instead
of pooling it all under Allen Dulles
and central intelligence. Now the
National Security Council has or-
dered central intelligence to trans-
fer some of its intelligence functions
to the joint chiefs of staff. In fact,
the joint chiefs have already assign-
ed five super-secret officers to di-
rect the new intelligence work.
Mayor L. C. Clark of Tulsa says
he’s sticking with his natural-gas
friends and that this column had
him wrong about switching to the
other mayors who favor federal reg-
ulation of natural-gas transmission.
Sorry for the error .... William
Kern has been appointed to the
Federal Trade Commission, replac-
ing Veteran Commissioner Jim
Mead, Democrat. The law requires
that the post go to a Democrat.
But—Kern was recommended and
sponsored for the job by Douglas
Whitlock, former assistant to the
Republican national chairman . . .
The Air Force’s retired Gen. George
Stratemeyer, hero of the McCarthy-
ltes, recently praised the anti-semi-
tlc writings of Dr. John Beaty, pro-
fessor of English at Southern Meth-
odist University. Dr Beaty's writings
have already been repudiated by the
university .... The Western dip-
lomatic colony is hopping mad at
Marshal Tito for suddenly trebling
iand quadrupling Yugoslav rents.
This has turned Belgrade Into pro-
bably the most expensive dty In the
world and has so Infuriated some
countries that they are threatening
to close down their embassies.
217 WEST BROWN
May End Baseball
In this day and age when the
front-offices of the major league
ball clubs are demanding and tax-
ing a firmer grip and tighter con-
trol on the teams, and are limiting
the duties and responsibilities of
the managers, the three-year con-
tract signed by Paul Richards is an
In the dual role og general man-
ager and field manager of the Bal-
timore Orioles, Richards has one
foot in the executive suite and the
other in the dugout.
‘The Dougle Life of Paul Rich-
ards," as the current issue of Sport
magaine appropriately titles its
saga of the man from Waxahachie,
predicts tht Richards’ schizoph-
renic Job may deal a body blow to
modern baseball’s elaboiate chaln-
of- command set-up. The actual
force of the blow will depend upon
the success Richards has.
“Can one man run the works,’’
Sport asks? If Richards Sport’s
cover guy) proves it can be done,
the front-of flees may be taking
back seats in the future.
MRS. P. V. MULKEY
Large Farm Near Ennis
Several Large Houses.
Several Small Houses.
Phone TR5-7530 Night TR5-7477
WILSON A. REAVES SR.
5738 N. Central Expressway
AUSTIN. Tex.. June 27. — Poor
timing of the current Davy Crock-
ett headpiece fad may coat Texaa
fur trappers a pretty penny, ac-
cording to tne director of wildlife
restoration for the Texaa Game and
He said staging of the march on
the fur stocks last fall have touch-
ed off a genuine comeback in thf
trapping of raccoons and othen var-
“The raccoon population prdb-
ably hit an all-time high last fall,”
said the director. “Its numbers had
been booming for several years be-
cause of the depressed fur market.
Then came last winter and the
raccoon, Just like other species in
reaching its peak, began to recede in
Lions Battle To
20-20 Tie Game
The American Legion and the
Lions Club fought to a 20-20 tie in
a Little League game at BP Field
It was a wild high scoring affair
with both teams scoring some runs
just a.bout every inning.
The Legion went Into the last
inning with an 8-run lead and the
Lions Club scored 8 to tie It up—but
it was too dark to continue the
Tonight the Optimists Club will
face the American Legion and the
Optimists will be home team.
Southern Pacific won two games
in the second half to lead In the
standings with one los6 for the Op-
timists and one loss for the Ameri-
can Legion and one tie and one tie
for the Lions .
The Lions and the American Le-
gion will have a make up game for
the tie and the Lions and Optimists
have a rained out game to make up.
Team— W. L. Pet. G.B.
Dallas .................... 54 33 .621 -
Tulsa .................... 45 38 7
Fort Worth ........ 44 38 .537 7»4
Houston ................ 45 89 .536 7*4
San Antonio ........ 44 39 .530 8
Shreveport .......... 45 41 .523 844
Oklahoma City .. 33 51 .393 1944
Beaumont ............ 27 58 .318 26
Dallas 8, Oklahoma City 7.
Shreveport 3, Beaumont 1.
Houston 9, San Antonio 4.
Tulsa 11, Fort Worth 6.
Where They Play Monday
Fort Worth at Dallas.
Oklahoma City at Tulsa.
Shreveport at Houston.
San Antonio at Beaumont.
New York ......
St. Louis ..........
Milwaukee 4, Brooklyn 0.
Pittsburgh 5-1, Chicago 4-2.
Cincinnati 16-5, Philadelphia 5-0.
St. Louis 9-7, New York 2-2.
Team— W. L. Pet. G.B.
New York ............ 48 24 .667 -
Chicago ................ *2 24 .636 3
Clqfvetland ............ 41 29 .686 6
Detroit .................. 35 31 .530 10
Boston .................... 36 34 .514 11
Kansas City ........ 27 40 .403 18>4
Washington ........ 24 43 .358 21 >4
Baltimore ............ 20 48 .294 26
Kansas City 1-5, Baltimore 0-2.
Boston 5-8, Chicago 2-2.
Detroit 5-4, Washington 4-12.
Cleveland 5-0, New York 0-2.
The drought whloh was not
eased In msity trees until just re-
cently, wee a prime factor in rac-
coon recessions. Thousands Just
starved to death. Paraeltee killed
The demand for coonsklns for
Crockett caps has been harassing
the fur trade—according to news-
reports. Dealers generally report
that pioneer-day hatpiece fad
caught their shelves barren of coon
hides simply because trappers of
varmints had been In short pro-
duction due to the low prices.
The director of wildlife restora-
tion said that even if the present
coon-skin demand continues, it win
be mid-winter before fur will be
prime and trapping legal. The sea-
son In Texas, under the General
Law, runs through December and
“Too bad for the trapper that
the demand didn't come last fall,”
said the director. “They certainly
could have hit the Jackpot. We were
getting reports from most parts of
Texas that the raccoons were over-
running the country. Of course, the
coen Is blamed wrongly at times
for many things, including the de-
struction of wildlife in general.”
He pointed out that, normally the
raccoon lives around water—par-
ticularly puddle holes where he can
feast bn frogs, small fish, snails,
small fish, and snakes. Their reg-
ular die,t also Includes wild berrlas
“Ordinarily, the raccoon is not a
serious predator,” explained the di-
rector. "But when the drought
shrinks up natural food, he looks
around for ground nesting birds,
even as big as adult wild turkeys, as
well as poultry and field crops.”
He added that the slow, ponderous
coon probably will be available in
sufficient numbers, despite a veri-
table population slump at the mo-
ment, to do its bit toward Davy
Crockett or any other fads come
Ferris Here Tonight
After Loss Friday
The Ennis Merchants lost their
game Friday night to Brfstol by a
score of 9-7 at Bristol.
The Ennis team got off to a one
run lead in the first inning but
wasn’t able to hold It.
Robert Marshall led the Ennis
hitters with a home run, a triple, a
double and a single to his credit.
Robert Wilhoite was the losing
pitcher and Raymond Spurgeon was
the winner. Johnny Lewis caught
for Ennis and Jack Spurgeon
caught for Bristol.
The Merchants will play Ferris
here tonight at the, St. John Field.
Ennis defeated Ferris in a game
last week by a score of 13-10 l n
We welcome Mrs. Motorist, always
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Bus, Daniel W. The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 151, Ed. 1 Monday, June 27, 1955, newspaper, June 27, 1955; Ennis, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth786323/m1/2/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ennis Public Library.