The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 245, Ed. 1 Monday, October 17, 1955 Page: 1 of 6
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ENNIS, TEXAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1955
SIX PAGES—FIVE CENTS
Negro Youths Picket
State Fair Entrances
DALLAS. Ttx. (UP).— A group
of Negro youths picketed some en-
trances to the State Fair ot Texas
tod-tv. claiming discrimination. The
Executive Vice President and Gen-
eral Manager of the Pair, James
U. Stewart, expressed regret. Stew-
art said it was particularly ironic
and difficult to understand in view
of tite fact Unit the fair has been
a pioneer in making available to
Nerroes facilities not open to them
elsewhere in the state.
The pickets were posted at six
of the 11 entrances to the fair
earlier in the morning This is
Negro (Achievement Day at the fail'
and Stewart was distressed that
the Youth Council of Dallas, a
branch of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People, would choose this day to
picket. Stewart said thousands of
NfRrocs from all parts of Texas
already are on the fairgrounds and
biivlng a good time He said it vm
hard to undirstand why the fair
should be picketed when it actually
belongs to all the people of Texas
and that fair officials work con-
tinually to benefit every one.
State's Largest Publication
DALLAS, Tex., tUPe- The Bap-
tist Standard, the official week-
ly magazine of the Baptist Gener- J
arl Convention of Texas, now has a
circulation of 300,523—the 1 ugliest
of any daily, weekly or monthy pub-
lication in Texas Dr. E S. James,
editor of the magazine published in
Dallas said the magazine had grown
from 6,OIK) circulation n 1880 to 200,-
000 n 1948 and 250.000 in 1952.
Police Stop Armed Robbery
Of Fort Worth Supermarket
FORT WORTH, Tex, (UP).—Two
policemen here interrupted1 an arm-
ed robbery at the Berry Super Mar-
ket No. 1 on East Berry Street early
today and arrested two ex-convicts.
The two men had $1.273 on them
when Officers Homer L. Clark and
L. S Cheuault arrived in time to
arrest, them. The men were identi-
fied as Rov Coon of Fort Worth and
Euvenc Vemell Lewis ot Dallas.
Denies Postmaster’s Charge
Houston, Te.x. (VP>. — National;
Republican Committeeman Jack
Porter has denied in Houston that
he ever sent a letter seeking politi- j
cal contributions from an applicant
for a postmaster's job ... then he !
added: “And I never will" Porter's
statement came after a charge of
Glaricwater Postmaster John H j
Parrish tJtat he contributed to the,
GOP last year after receiving a let- i
ter from Porter. The Texas Re- 1
publican National Committee add- I
rd that he would be “happy' if j
South Carolina Senator Olen John- !
sou keeps his announced intention j
of making an investigation ui Tex-
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Red, white, and blue uniforms of the Range re ties are on the march again as the girls
from Kilgore College step into the hearts of sports's fans all over the nation. Their
first public appearance of the 1955-56 season, outside of Kilgore College games, will be
in the Texas Rose Festival iti Tyler, October. 22. They will also return as featured
half-time performers in the New Year’s Day Cotton Bowl in Dallas and the Senior
Memorial Bowl iti Mobile, Alabama, in January.
WOW Elects Dick Sims
As National Secretary
48 Dead In New
By UNITED Pit ESS
Fur the .second time in two
months, Northeastern residents are
moving back into homes from
which they were driven by floods.
Rivers ure dropping and the sun
shone in some parts of the flood
area from Maine to Pennsylvania
after four days of rain. Floods left
at least 43 persons dead or missing,
some 25- thousand homeless and
damage estimated at more than
half a billion dollars.
Governor Averell Harrnnaii ol
New York asked President Eisen-
hower to declare several New York
counties eligible for federal flood
Parts of Connecticut hardest hit.
by the August floods from hurri-
cane “Diane” took it again this
tunc.....rainfall of a foot or
Connecticut reports 22 dead or
missing. The cities of Norwalk and
Danbury lost their power yesterday,
and the floods forced the shutdown
of all major Industrial plants in
Danbury. Several towns declared
James Richard (Dick) Sims. 62,
native of Palmer and former El-
lis County school teacher and coun-
ty tax collector, was elected nation-
al secretary of the Woodmen of the
World Life Insurance Society, Oc-
tober 13, at Omaha, Nebraska.
He succeeds Howard M. Lund-
gren who was elected president on
the, retirement, October 12, of Far-
rar Newberry, president since March
of 1943. Newberry announced his
retirement to the board, of direc-
tors, September 29. at a meeting in
New York City.
Joined WOW At Ennis
Suns became a member of the so-
ciety at Ennis in 1923 and taught
in Ellis County schools nine years
follow ing his graduation in 1913 from
East Texas State Teachers College
He was Ellis County tax collector
from 1924 to 1929 and became
a Woodman Held representative in
1932. From 1933 to May, 1934 he
Old Folks Home
Guests At Fair
Twenty one residents of the
I OOF Home for the Aged wore
honored guests for Odd Fellow and
Rebekaii Day at the Stale Fair of
Texas on Sunday, along with a
11.i.i11ber of residents of the IOOF
Home for children in Corsicana.
IVo busses were furnshed by
the Continental Bus Company and
bus drivers. G. A Nelson of Cor-
sicana and I) A Depew of Ennis
donated their sen ices.
Leaving here at 8:30 a m. with
the residents of the Ennis home
were Mrs E. T Ballew, matron,
and Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Em inert
and their son Hilton
Parking space for the buses was
provided at the picnic pavilion
where spending money and food
were dispensed by Dallas County
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs.
The buses left Dallas at 4 p.m.
for the return trip.
Mrs. Ballew reported that tin*
elcii rly persons from the home here
enjoyed their day and arrived back
in excellent condition.
When purchasing household ap-
pliances see us for assistance in fi-
tanelng. Low ,bank rates, eonven-
ent terms. Member of FDIC. EN-
NIS STATE BANK.
JAMES RICHARD (Dick) SIMS
... WOW National Secretary
was a district manager at Houston
until appointed state manager of
Illinois. He became Texas stale
manager at Dallas four years later.
Sims was elected Illinois head
consul in 1937, and held the. same
office in Texas in 1915. He was
brought to Omaha m 19445 to be na-
tional field manager arid in 1951
was named a vice president of the
society in charge ol field promo ton.
Kin ti <1 NatiOiiaJ Plifi wii'
Suns was elected a national di-
rector, January 1. 1953 and a na-
tional auditor of the society in 1954.
During World War I he served
with the field artillery and later
in the Texas National Guard four
years. He is a member of the First
Baptist. Church, a Mason and
Shriller, and a member of the
Omaha Country Club, American Le-
gion, Chamber of Commerce, Ak-
Bmwnic Troop II, patrol met
recently at the St. Thomas
Episcopal parish house with all
members present. New officers
elected were Sue Ann Smith, presi-
dent.; Celia Compton, vice presi-
dent and Sherry Sledge, scribe.
Project for this term will be the
making of a first aid kit Hostess
foi the meeting was Pamela De-
Sar-ban, National Aeronautics and
Air Force associations and Ducks
A son. Ricliard Jr , is a U. 8.
Army Medical Coiyw captain now at
Frankfurt, Germany. Two daugh-
ters. Mrs. Hazel Lynch and Mra.
Peggy Morgan, reside in Dallas.
Lundgren Named President
Howard Lundgren. the society's
fifth president in its 65 years is
a native of Omaha and cum laude
graduate. Omaha University College
of Law, in 1927 He joined the so-
ciety's headquarters staff that year
in the commission department, la-
ter transferring to the investment
department where iit> became in-
Lundgren was appointed a vice
president in 1951 and a national di-
rector and member of the board of
auditors, January 1, 1953. He was
appointed national secretary August
lfi. 1954. succeeding the late William
C. Braden who was killed m an air-
Lundgren is a past consul com-
mander of Omaha's Seymour Camp
No. 16, largest local Woodmen Camp
with more than 2,800 members, and
is past head consul of the Nebraska
Head Camp. He is also past presi-
dent of the National Fraternal As-
sociation and was elected to the
executive committee, National Fra-
ternal Congress, last year.
The new officers were installed
by DeEmmett Bradshaw, chairman
of the board and past president of
Uic society, in Hotel Paxton where
the society was founded June 6.
1890. Following the installation
ceremony, the 450 national head-
quarters employees were luncheon
guests to bid farewell to former
President New'borry and welcome
the new officers.
Mr and Mrs. Newberry will re-
turn to their old homes In Aika-
del.ph.ia, Arkansas A former history
professor at Henderson State Teach-
ers College (then a Methodist col-
lege and his alma mater), and at
the Univedxity of Arkansas, he will
do historical research and writing.
He has published three books on
Arkansas historical subjects.
Child Labor Checks
Being Made In Ennis
2,250 Smile Day Bags Distributed
By Ennis Scouts For Old Clothing
Approximately 2250 bags were
distributed to Ennis homes Sunday
afternoon by a total of 50 Cub
Scouts, parents and adult leaders
participating in a Smile Day Pro-
ject for the benefit of the Ennis
Community Trust and the Dallas
Goodwill Industries, according to
For Refugee Relief
Named by Governor
The appointment of W. A (Bill)
Baker, Waxahachic Insurance man,
as local representative for the Gov-
ernor's Committee for RkifuSjed
Relief Program lias been announc-
ed by John H. Winters, commit-
tee chairman. Mr. Baker will act
on behalf of the State Commit-
tee in Ellis County.
The committee was appointed
by Governor Allan Shivers at the
request of President Eisenhower
to Inform the people of Texas on
the Refugee Program
In addition to Winters, who
PARENTS WARNED THAT CHILDREN
MUST BE IN SCHOOL REST OF YEAR
Gus Hamate, probation officer and visiting teacher of
Ellis County Schools, was in this cormnunity this week check-
Murray Cole, assistant district Boy j in* on parents whose children are not-attending school resul-
Scout commissioner who
charge of the endeavor. j Ramajare warns parents to have their children in school
Boy Scouts and Explorers win regularly hereafter to avoid violating article 2892 of the
State compulsory school law.
He stated that the second stx-
week period has started and that all
children should be in school the
rest of the school year.
If there 1* any reason why the
pick the bags up next Sunday.
Ennis To Be Served First
Articles of clothing in good con-
dition will be kept in Ennis for use
by the Ennis Community Trust.
Items needing repair will be do-
nated to the Goodwill Industries. | children cannot attend school, pa-
Cnle said this morning that more ■ rents should g0 In person to the
lags are available for any persons principal of the school and show
who might have been missed in the Just cause why they cannot attend,
distribution or who might hare, Ramage, stated.
more articles to contribute tliau
can be contained In one bag.
Extra Bags Available
Extra begs may be had by call-
ing for them at the Ennis Dally
News Office or at the office of the colored, Ramage said.
Few Excuses Accepted
These excuses accepted by the
state are impassable roads, sickness
of the child or death Ln the family,
he added. This Includes white and
city secretary, Cole said. He added
He said lie will chock the schools
that any person who has no wav regularly hereafter to check on pa-
of calling for a bag may contact ™nts who *olaU? the compulsory'
him at the Ennis Tag ana Sales- , 5011001 attendance, law, article 2892.
bonk offices and he will sec that ChiW Labor Checked
the bag is delivered | The News has also received re-
Cole staled that the filled tap1 **,r“.,that ^al government au-
should he left out for plck-uy b»- d>«*i™! the cotton
fields of this area for compliance
with the child labor laws.
Ramage explained that according
to the law. no fanner may hire a
tween 2 and 5 p.m. next Sunday.
Five Trucks To Be Used
Five pick-up trucks will be op-
erating in five districts, Cole said.
Jle stated that the telephone ln the ! c^hd mider 16 years of age, out-
city secretary’s office will be made °%11 during school
tloads the State Department of
Public Welfare in Austin, members available for the Sunday' collection hours, and that there, is nobody in
are the Rev. Henry Herbst, pastor aud that lf> after <i?,e o'clock,’ ---
of SSk Peter and Paul Church, any persons have been missed by
the collectors, they may call the
city secretary’s office and then-
bags will be called for.
Visit Lisbon Hospital
Mrs James Mulkey and daughter,
Madonna and Mrs. P V Mulkey
and granddaughter, Donna Dixon,
were in Lisbon Sunday to visit with
James Mulkey who is a patient in
the Veteran*; Hospiatl.
Fair and cool this afternoon
through tomorrow. Highest this
afternoon In middle 70V, lowest
tnolght In upper ifl's, highest
Tuesday near HO.
EARLY ENNIS AND ELLIS COUNTY:
1883: POPULATION OF ENNIS 2,000
By ALFRED E. MENN
Research Historian, Austin, Texan
At this time, in 1885, Knnis was a town with a popula-
tion of about 2,900 persons.
According to this report, the townsitc was surveyed in-
to town lots and the railroad depot opened in the summer
At that time, there were only two houses between the
depot and Waxahachic and the surrounding countryside
was only an open prairie. Then settlers arrived, farms
were cultivated and pastures enclosed. In many cases, en-
closing large pastures was the cause of the local barbed-
u !i*c feller var. especially in
St. Louis Manager
Named Ennis Tag
Jack Tolleson, manager of the
St. Louis Branch of the Ennis Tag
and Salc.sbook Co., is being trans-
it rml to Houston where he will be
manager of t.he Houston branch,
succeeding Bob Barnes who died
there recently of a heart attack
Hubert Marcia, vice president
:>nd general sales manager for the
tag company, said Tolleson would
be sticeeded in St. Louis by Jack
Bell who has been in tlie North
Texas and Oklahoma territory with
headquarters in Oklahoma City
Jack Curl, whose home is in
Denton, will succeed Bell in his
New Braunsfels: the Rev. A. O.
Ra^ Executive Secretary of the
Texas Luthefan Mission Board:
Leonard L. Hollaway of the Baptist
General Convention of Texas: Sam
W. Levy of Houston; and C. TV.
Pfiuger, Jr. ot Coupland.
Under the Refugee Relief Act
of 1953 , 214.000 displaced persons
were declared admissable to this
country. Recent figures show slight
ly over 43.000 have obtained spon-
sors and have migrated to the
Of this number It is estimated
that less than 500 have been
brought to Texas.
To be successful in helping dis-
placed persons get a new start in
life, the Refugee Program grill
need assurances from 30,000 to
40.000 sponsors by early in 1956, it
A sponsor is required to give as-
surance that the refugee will be
provided with employment and
housing and will not become a
The refugee's qualifications to
fil' the job provided him are certi-
fied by overseas officials. The Gov-
ernor's Committee noted that a
large percentage of the refugees ace
classified as agricultural workers
who could be absorbed easily in the
farming and ranching regions of
Texas. Many skilled craftsmen are
also looking for new homes in
“These refugees have escaped, in
many instances, from prisons and
concentration camps to wind up
spending years In refugee camps
waiting for resettlement." said Mr.
Winters “Texas is lagging in do-
ing its part ln this humanitarian
program to which our nation has
committed itself. Baker, as repre-
sentative of the Governor's Com-
ir.it.tee for Refugee Relief Pro,gram
in Ellis County, will give the de-
tails of the Program to any em-
ployer or citizen interested in pro-
viaing a new opportunity to a
Date Set By
Ennis C of C
The annual banquet of the. En-
nis Chamber of Commerce will be
held Tuesday, October 25 al 7 p.m.
at the Lakeside Country Club, it was
announced today. Featured speaker
will be John W. Turner of the Dal-
las investment firm, Eppler, Guerin,
B & PW OFFICERS
AND BOARD SLATE
Officers and board members of
the Ennis Business and Professional
Women’s Club will meet for a cov-
ered dish s'upj>er and a business
session st 7 p.m, Tuesday, at the
home of the president, Mrs. J. V
Mr. and Mrs. A T. Rawlins had
as their weekend guests, their
grandsons, Bill Cornelius and Ter-
ry Wood of Houston, both students
at Texas A AM College.
Ellis County, or in Waahington, who
can grant permission to anyone to
do anything in violation of this l*>w.
The law states that if school is in
session in the distret where « child
sleeps, that child cannot be put ln
Several Farmer* Notified
Several Ellis County farmers have
been notiifed that they will be filed
on in federal court for violation of
the law, Ramage said.
For T. A. Crews
Funeral services for T. A. Crews,
resident of Ennis for 35 years, were
held at Keever Cha[>el Sunday
Htemoon with the Rev. J O Hixon
and the Rev. R P. Campbell offi-
Crews died at Ennis Municipal
Hospital Friday night.
Revised By TEC
EUls County’s 1956 cotton crop
estimate has been revised from 70.-
000 bales to SO.OjO bales, the Tex-
as Employment Commission’s week-
ly report Issued Saturday report-
All of the county's cotton crop is
now open and harvesting is 75 p?r
cent completed, the report slated.
A total of 46,500 bales have been
ginned by county gins through last
Thursday, the report Indicated.
EllJls County continued to lead all
counties in the Dallas district in
production. Hunt County is second
with 42,984 bales while Collin Coun-
ty Is third with 36,008 bales.
Ennis Man’s Horse
Ties For Second
In Cutting Contest
Skeeter Conway, owned by H. R.
Burden of Ennis, tied for second
place in the Open Cutting Horse
Contest of thft Pan-American Live-
stock Exposition of the State Fair
The Ennis horse piled up 146
points for a tie with Poco Lena,
owned by Don Dodge of Sacramento,
Calif, and Cooper; O. owned by
Guy Harrell, Creysson, Texas, for
second through fourth places.
Ashbeck’s Billie, owned by Oscar
H. Dodson of Chillicothe was first
with 149 point*.
Horses tied with a 6core of 145
points for fifth and sixth places were
Ott, owned by Amye Gainblin of
iVctorla and Calamity Jane, owned
by Judy Burton of Arlington.
cii . ,, ~ Horses tied with a score of 144
Burial was ln Myrtle Cemetery. . . , *
, . ... „ points for seventh through tenth
Those who served as pallbearers i *\ _ ®
included Noel Dandridge/J. C. Ray,
Porter Hogan, Dan Subictt, Roy
Kelly and H. M Cloud.
To Be Elected
The board of directors of the En-
nis Chamber of Commerce will elect
officers at a noon meeting at Lake-
side Country Club tomorrow, it was
No Accidents Reported On U. S. 75
As Thousands Of Cars On Highway
places were Buter Waggoner, own-
ed by Pinehurst Ranch. Orange;
Marion’s Girl, owned by Marion
Flynt, Midland; Miss Nancy Bail?;.-,
owned by Bob Burton of Arlington;
and Little Tom W, owned by Philip
William*. Tolcin. Tex**
Ship's Anniversary Corsicana Nears
Despite extremely heavy traffic,
no highway accidents were report-
ed in the Emits area over the week-
State Highway Patrolman Robert
H Pecot said that thousands ot
cars moved through Ennis bum- j accident Friday morning and an
per-to-burn per this weekend as the Saturday morning,
state Fair of Texas set a new
fair m the world.
Pecot stated tluit motorists,
the most part, moved in an
City Has Two Minor Accidents
City officers also reported a . . , .
qum weekend, with only one minor ^ fcc'or» •» elKtton *•
According to reports from thb
commission, the proposed revised
charter is going Into the final
stage. At this point, however, every-
To Meet Tonight
The Fifteen-member Ennis Cdy
Charter Commission will meet at
7:JO this evening for another ses-
sion with Dr. J M. Clauruh of the
faculty at Southern Methodist Uni-
versity who is assisting tire commis-
sion with a proposed charter re-
vision for Ennis.
A momber of the commission ex-
plained this morning that a print-
ed copy of the proponed revised
charter will be placed in the hands
of every qualified voter at least 30
The two cars Friday met in the
world attendance record of 323,224 intersection of Sherman and Bay ^ tentative it was explained
fc,r any one day »♦ — -nm.ni lor, while the accident Saturday, tB ^tatlve, it was explained
Quirk, easy loans made on rash
value of life Insurance policies. Low
ale* Membei of PDIC. ENNIS
Hubert Ritchey, seaman, USN. of
803 North McKinney Street. Ennis,
helped celebrate the fifth anniver-
sary of the recommissioning of the
attack transport USS Lenawee on
A cake, over a yard square, was
cut by the commanding officer in
the crew'* mess during the, noon
Since the. Lenawee was recom-
missioned at the San Francisco
Naval Shipyard five years ago~*Jie
has participated iti the, Korean con-
flict., acted as station ship during
the truce and since has aided m
(ho evacuation of refugees from
k!vi Tadltu I-kiueL oft til* Cluila
at any annual 'or'
______________j involved a car backing from a
parking place and a car traveling
down Main Street, oft leers report-
Fourteen Head in Te\a*
A United Press survey Indicated
that at. least 14 persons died in
traffic accidents tu Texas over the
Two thirds of the members on
the commission must vote favorab-
ly ior the proposed charter before
it can be put up for a vote of thi
entire citizenry, it was stated.
Reports made by workers in the
Corsicana Industrial Foundation weekend
fund drive indicated that a total I The worst
ot $(10,000 has now been raised
toward the goal of $66,000.
Manager Dick Knight of the
Corsicana Chamber of Commerce,
said Saturday that no date has
been set for the next check-up
meeting. He noted that, potential
donations from a number of ex-
i pccicd big dollars aro still Tiang-
J mg fire" and something definite
should be know n about thorn acute-
| tunc next week.
mar Livingston, where five per-
sons, including four teenagers, were
killed In a single smash-up.
Two men were killed m separate
accidents in Houston. A 21-year-
old matt was tliroun from a car
as it went out, of control near the
Hi uston city lumts.
The other, a 40-yoar-old Houston
man, was killed when he was hit
by a car vlule he wax creating u
Lu Ann Blackwood
To Head C Y O
Of Holy Reedemer Church
Officers were elected tn the Cath-
olic Youth Organizations first
meeting held this year at the home,
of Lu Ann Blackwood. Jimmy Tay
was elected president; Jerry Co-
miskey, vice president; Lu Ann
Blackwood, secretary; Lucy Mc-
Back In Ennis
Mr. and Mrs. Gere BprrPi ha'a
muuxl from Hearuc back to Enaia.
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