The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 141, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 15, 1955 Page: 1 of 6
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ENNIS, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 15, 1955
SIX PAGES—FIVE CENTS
Glaspy, Local Leader
At Home This
Oil Wells Registered
Afternoon On Corsicana Lots
The one-two leaders for all-
around cowboy honors In world
rodeo competition will lead the
field tonight in the second go-
round of the L8th-annual Glade-
water roundup rodeo.
Standings released by the Rodeo
OcF'tWO’ Association in Kansas
City snow Jim Shoulders of Hen-
ryetta, Oklahoma, currently holds
the top spot with 10-thousand
points in the race for all-around
cowboy. Next is Casey Tibbs. Fort
Pierre, South Dakota.
Both are competing in the saddle
and bareback bronc events and the
bull riding competition at Glade-
Austin (TTP). _ The Texas
preme Oourt has thrown out
Houston (UP).—A committee ap-
pointed by the Houston school
board has been organized to work
out the city’s school desegregation
The board ultimately is to con-
sist of 15 whites and 10 Negroes,
with its aim stated as “to work out
the earliest solution to the best of
our ability’’ in Houston schools.
Seventeen of the 20 pel sons
appointed by the board were on
hand for the initial meeting. Three
others, who accepted the appoint-
ment, were unable to attend yes-
The group quickly elected Whit-
field Marshall, Houston attorney, as
It also made plans to elect five
members next Tuesday to fill the
vacancies on the panel, and re-
quested school officials to supply
maps, charts and general informa-
tion on locations of schools and
students in the city—both Negro
The committee agreed to study
minutely the terms of the U. 8.
Supreme Court’s May Slat decree
which Instructed local courts and
hool boards to proceed with de-
gregation as quickly as possible.
M. D. Glaspy, 84, landowner, cap-
italist, and resident of Ennis for
many years, died at his home at 2:15
He was born in Alabama and came
to Ellis County when he was a young
Survivors include his wife; three
sons. Roy Glaspy, Ervin Glaspy and
Truett Glaspy, all of Ennis; two
daughters, Mrs. Needham Homer
of Uvalde, and Mrs. Fred Brown of
Houston; a number of grandchildren
and other relatives.
Mi’. Glaspy was a deacon in the
Tabernacle Baptist and teacher of
the Brotherhood Class for men. He
was a member of the church choir
and had been choir leade,r and dire-
No funeral arrangements had
been made at press time.
Corsicana, (UP).—Austin Attor-
ney Ralph Yarbrough says Texas
“Needs a government attuned to
the needs of the people, one that
Is willing to stay up late at night
if need be, working for all the
In a speech prepared for delivery
at Navarro County “Senior Citizens
Day" Rally in Corsicana, Yarbor-
ough says Texas’ old age pensions
“are the lowest in the southwest.”
He adds: —
“Among all the* delinquencies of
this administration, including its
veteran land scandals, its printing
contract scandals, its insurance
scandals, no delinquency has been
more glaring than its failure to
properly provide for tl>e senior
citizens of this state.
“The Texas senior citizens will
in time receive a living payment,
In place of the present starvation
payments, made by the state of
Texas. All of us should dedicate
ourselves to lifting the ceiling now
written into the constitution as a
shackle to prevent the payment of
end adequate pension t othe noble
elder citizens who have built this
great, wonderful, rich southwest.
Aubrey Berry has been elected
president of the Avalon Ex-Students
Association for the coming year.
Othe.r officers elected at the re-
cent Avalon homecoming were Ken-
neth Wilson, vice president; Bobby
Riddle, secretary-treasurer, and
Gertrude Smith, corresponding
Ennis WOW Camp
To Prepare Drill
The Woodmen of the World Ennis
Camp 36 will hold its regular busi-
ness meet' ig and drill practice at
WOW Fall at 8 p.m. tonight, Wal-
ter (Doc) Goodwm, council com-
The local camp is preparing for
competitive work at Greenville on
First Cotton Bloom
Brought In From
C. Slovacek Farm
What is believed to be the first
cotton bloom in the Ennis area was
brought to The News Office this
morning by John P. Boren, manager
of Planters Gin.
The bloom came from the farm of
Charles Slovacek, east of Ennis on
the Creechville road.
Slovacek has 40-acres of Rowden
cotton. He has poisoned one time
and said he would apply poison
again. Slovacek planted the cotton
early .in April, Boren said.
Boren commented that the cotton
crop in the Ennis area looks very
promising “if insects don’t eat it
Corsicana is in the midst of an
Seven successful oil well com-
pletions within the Corsicana city
limits iwere registered with the
Railroad Commission office in
Palestine early tins week.
The wells were:
Harry Henderson’s No. 1 Wash
ington in block 145, 29 barrels a
day from 1017-43 feet; and No. 1
Lee, blockk 86, for 31 barrels of
oil a day from 1013-47 feet.
Edens and Bruton's No. 1 Mayo,
block 82, 29 barrels of oil a day
from 1040-80 feet.
F. L. Anderson's No. 1 Jones,
block 213, 26 barrels of oil a day
from 1036-66 feet.
Earl White and Ralph Spence’s
No. 1 John L. Persons, blockk 106,
29.82 barrels of oil a day from
HGS Oil Co. and Slater, No. 1
Givens, block 168, 26 barrels of
oil a day from 1032-54 feet.
Smith and Lillnrd’s No. 1 Con-
ner block 105,32 barrels of oil a
day from 1025-61 feet.
Four new Corsicana town lot oil
tries are indicated in new permits
issued Monday afternoon and Tues-
day morning by the city.
Authorizations were issued for
the drilling of the following wells:
Burros and Walker, Purdee No. 1,
1.200 feet lot, 13 block 146, H. and
T. C. addition; P. T. Fullwood,
Barnett and Morris trustee No. 1.
1.200 feet, lot “B”, block 233, Old
Town Plot addition; A. C. <Jruce
and John Castleman, John Law-
son No. 1, 14100 feet, lot 3, blockk
161, H. and T. C. addition; J. W.
Dean, Billy L. Meador No. 1, 1,000
feet, lot 8 and west half lot 7.
block 81, H. and T. C. addition.
Rev. Oglesby Reassigned
Rev. Jackson C. Oglesby, former
pastor of the First Methodist
Church in Ennis, lias been reassign-
ed from the First Methodist Church
in Eastland to the Ridglea Metho-
dist Church in Fort Worth.
suit against 10
major oil companies alleging price-
fixing on gasoline.
The high court sustained a trial
court decision dismissing the state s
case, originally filed in 1949 by
former Texas Attorney General
Price Daniel, now the state’s iimior
U. S. Senator.
The Supreme Court ruling revers-
ed a decision of the third court of
civil appeals, which held the state
had caused to sue the major oil
companies. The Supreme Court
"There is no point in burdening
the trial court with a prolonged
trial which must end in an in-
The high court said the state
failed to prove a conspiracy on the
part of the oil companies to "com-
bine their capital, skill and acts
to fix, increase and maintain uni-
form prices on gasoline.
Dallas (UP).—-Mrs. Alice Tillison
found a 13-year-old boy prowling
her car at her home in Dallas
last nignt. one put « >
on him "just like they do on TV"
marched him into the house and
She said she’d been watching
the TV wrestling shows closely
and thought she knew "just how
to handle the hammerlock." Po-
lice said Mrs. Tillison surely did;
she weighs only 118 pounds.
“Everytime he'd squirm and
to get away. Id just put
pressure on,” she said.
Charles Novy Elected Grand Knight,
Ennis Knights of Columbus Council
CHARLES J. NOVY
Charles J. Novy will head the local
Knights of Columbus for the com-
ing year. He will take office along
with other new officers at the first
meeting of the organization in July.
Novy was elected grand knight to
succeed Joe Lindley at a meeting of
Ennis Council 1353 last night.
Felix w. uerllch was elected dep-
uty grand knight and Artie Lee Bo-
hanon was named chancellor.
Re-elected to second terms were
Eugene Horak, recorder; W. F. (Bill)
Riley, financial secretary; and Al-
bert W. Haskovec, treasurer.
Joe L. Galptka was elected war-
den. Anthony Durbin will be inside
guard and Joe F. Kmze will serve
as outside guard.
Joe Vitovsky and Louis Kudrna
Jr. were elected to the board of
trustees to serve along with Willie
C. Jurik, whose term continues.
Other appointive officers will be
filled when the new officers take
Finance your new car purchase at
this bank and make three friends—
the bank, the insurance agent, the
dealer. Handle through a finance
company and you make one friend—
the dealer. LNNis STATE BANK.
IN COLORADO KILLS ONE
SEARCHED—Argentine police search worshipper at
Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires Monday follow-
ing weekend riots in the capital city where between 400
and 600 persons have been arrested in anti-Catholic
moves by President Juan Peron. Peron is reported dis-
cussing with his cabinet new means for repression
against the church. (NEA liadiophoto)
Fort Morgan, Colo. (UP).—One
crew member was killed and four
other persons were Injured when a
Union Pacific streamlined passem
ger train was derailed a few miles
east of Fort Morgan early this
— TheJxain — the "Ixis Angeles Chal-
lenger"—derailed at a bridge wash-
out shortly before 5 am. (MST)
The train was en route from Chi-
cago to Los Angeles with some 300
passengers. It was detouring off the
main line because of another wash-
ed-out rail section in Wyoming
Railroad officials said three diesel
units, two pullmans and a baggage
car left the tracks when the train
hit a portion of a track washout.
The spokesman said a heavy rain in
the area flooded Wildcat Creek and
washed out part of the track.
The Engineer of the train was
Harold J. Johnson of Cheyenne,
Wyoming. He was not injured but
would not say how fast the train
was going at the time of the acci-
All available ambulances in the
vicinity of Fort Morgan were sent
to the scene. Fort Morgan is about
75 miles noitheast ol Denver.
The dead crew member was not
identified in dispatches.
to Be Held July 19
| ig <#£ ;
Public Safety Award
for the second consecutive year,
the Southern Pacific Company has
won a top public safety activities
award granted by the National Safe-
ty Council, according to word re-
ceived by the railroad.
The Council cited SP’s 'outstand
ing public safety programs directed
t,o employes and the general public,"
and declared "the Judges were par-
ticularly impressed” by the follow-
ing SP achievements in safety work
Family safety meetings attended
by some 25,000 SP employees, SP
cooperation in President Eisenhow-
er’s Safe Driving Day, active partici-
pation in the Slgns-of-Life program
aimed at better observance of signs
and signals at grade crossings, and
joining school .safety drives through-
out, the area SP serves.
The Council also applauded "the
sound program administration by
your Safety Department with spe-
cial emphasis on off-the-Job acci-
The award, designed to recognize
and. stimulate community safety
work by railroads in the areas they
serve, also was accorded 15 other
FREAK—Floods from freak hail and rain storm inundated main streets of Las Vexas
late Monday, turning the “sunshine” report into a state of emerffency. Jack Pepper
of the Chamber of Commerce, attempts to hold hack the water which ran two feet
deep into the Chamber offices. (NEA Telephoto)
TWO ENNIS PRIESTS
TO BE REASSIGNED
Ennis Is losing two Catholic
priests and gaining two others who
will come here to replace them.
Rev. Edward Maher and Rev.
Joseph Drab are leaving St. John's
parish here for assignments else-
Rev. Randolph Barbls Is due to
arrive here Friday after assignments
in Sherman and Dallas.
Rev. James Riley, who .has had
assignments in Dallas, Wichita
Falls, and Denton, will come here
in August, after completing studies
in education at Villanova College
May Milk Prices
For North Texas
Producers supplying milk for the
North Texas fluid milk market,
(Dallas and Tarrant Counties and
14 surrounding counties) are to be
paid a minimum of $5 16 per hun-
dredweight for base milk sold in
May 1955, according to an an-
nouncement, by Byford W. Bain,
Market Administrator. Excess milk
sold during the same period is to
be paid for at not less than $3 10 per
hundredweight. For each point
<01 i that the average butterfat
content varies from 4 0';, a butter-
fat differential of 6 rents applies.
Payments for May milk are to be
completed by not later than June
This price was computed from re-
ports submitted by milk handlers
regulated by the North Texas milk
marketing order. The May base
prire this year is 67 cents above a
year ago, but 17 cents below April
1955, and the May 1955 excess price
is 31 cents above a year ago, but 6
cents below April 1955.
In May an average of 1,510,030
pounds (equivalent to almost 700,-
000 quarts >of Class I milk (mainly
milk, skim milk, buttermilk, choco-
late milk, and cream) was sold each
day. This was an increase of 7.4':
from a year ago. March is the fifth
consecutive month in which milk
sales have been 10'! or more above
the same month a year earlier.
There were 3.041 milk producers
<142 less than a year ago) located
in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and
Arkansas, who supplied an average
of 2.138,065 pounds of milk per day
for the market. This is the
largest supply available to the
market in May during the last four
years, the period for which records
are available. However, because of
the increase In milk sales, supplies
were about the same in May in re-
lation to sales a year ago.
Compare our automobile loan rate-,
with finance company and *ave
money. Member FDIC. ENNIS
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Father Mnher will leave Friday to
take up resident at St Thomas
Aquinas Church In Dallas. He will
serve as assistant superintendent of
schools for the Dallas- Ft. Worth
Diocese of the Catholic Church He
will also serve as chaplain of the
Newman Club at 8MU and as pro-
vince chaplain of the Newman Club
Federation for Nortli Texas and
Father Maher came to Enni.-. in
September 1953 as assistant, to Msgr.
Vincent Micola and director of »St
He coached the St. John High
School basketball and baseball
teams which both completed very
successful seasons tills year,
A native of Dallas, he was ordnln-
Prison Terms Given
In District Court
Two-year prison sentences were
given to two persons who pleaded
guilty t,o different charges In dis-
trict, court in Wuxahuchle Monday,
malading Ui the records of District
Clerk Jake Talley.
Manuel Martinez, who faced a
burglary charge, and James Edward
Mathis, who was charged with as-
sault to murder, wa re given the two-
year terms by District Judge A. R
rd to the priesthood In May 1953 at
Sacred Heart Cathedral In Dallas.
He received his AB degree from
St. Mary's Seminary at La Porte, a
MA at, Fordham University in New
York, and a M.Ed. at Xavier Uni-
versity In Cincinnati, Ohio. He also
studied at St. Mary’s University in
San Antonio and at St. Louis Uni-
l ather Drab
Father Drab will leave here in
July for an assignment in Pennsyl-
He came to St. John’s parish here
in August. 1954 as an assistant to
Msgr, Micola and was an Instructor
of religion at St,. John High School.
He also conducted masses and ser-
vices at St. Virent de Paul Mis-
sion Church at Alma.
Father Drab came to Ennis from
SI Thomas Parish in Fort Worth
He came to the United States under
the Displaced Persons program in
April 195-1 and was assigned to St.
Patrick’s parish in Dallas for two
months before being assigned to
fatlar Diab was born In Eastern
Slovakia and served as a pastor of
,i (ion'll inert- after being ordained
in Uic Diocese of Kosice.
In May 1952, he left there to flee
the Communists, He made his way
to America, through the Russian
zone to Hie American zone and
..erved in Rome, Italy, for 21 months
b'dure coming to the United States.
Eight Ennis Sokols Go To St. Louis
To Vie in National Sokol Competition
Eight, Ennis Sokols left today for Fort. Worth Sunday with flying
St lands, Missouri, to vie national
competition of the American Sokols
The three-day competition and
exhibition meet of the gymnastic.,
and physical culture organization
will tw held Friday, Saturday and
Those from Ennis to compete in
the national meet are Vlasta Laz-
novsky, Sylvia Laznovsky, Rose
Hejny, Libby Vila, Adall Parma,
Patsy Jurik, George Janicek and
The local Sokol unit came through
the Southern District competition in
All Bids on Paint
Work Are Rejected
All bids for paint work on the in-
terior of the county courthouse were
rejected by the Commissioners Court
at this week's meeting, County
Judge Mliton llartsfieid has report-
Hartsfield said the court ui I re-
advertlse tor Olds Tne couit ui
meet in regular session Friday
morning, he staled.
colors. Teams from Texas and Okla-
The Ennis girls team won the spe-
cial numbers trophy The team was
composed of IJonna McCord, Adail
Parma Iabby Vrla, Rose Hejny. Syl-
via Lsumovsky and Vlasta Laznov-
Individual honors came to ISnnls
when Adall Parma won first place
m the women's class with Libby
Vrla following as a close second.
George Janicek took first place
m the Junior boys class while Ed-
ward Parma placed third in the
senior men’s division.
Larry Laznovsky won the little
boys class and Jeanette Jurelk came
In second in the little girls class.
Charlie Jurcik Jr.. Frank Lekar,
and Willie Hejny. all of Ennis, were
unopposed in the low men’s class.
Charlie Jurcik Sr. Is physical di-
rector of the local unit and Edward
Parma ts gymnastics intructor.
Parma said the Ennis group holds
practice drills at Sokol Gymnasium,
cast of Ennis on Highway 34, at 8
p.m. i very Friday- h« invites the
public to attend any ol these ses-
The hearing on Southern Pacific’*
application for discontinuation of
Sunbeam passenger train run* 13
and 14 will be held at Hearne on
July 19, according to notice receiv-
ed from tire Texas Railroad Com-
Tire Railroad Commission ha# set
the hearing for 10 a m. on July 19
at the City Hall in Hearne.
The hearing has beeti designated
as Docket No. 1338-RO by the rail-
Notice of the hearing read:
"Docket No. 1338-RO—Passenger
Trains: Application of Texas and
New Orleans Railroad Company for
authority to discontinue Passenger
Trains Nos. 13 and 14 between Hous-
ton and Dallas, Texas.
"It is order by the Railroad Com-
mission of Texas that notice be.
and the same Is hereby given to the
Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Company, as well as to all other
interested parties, that the Commis-
sion will at 10:00 o’clock AM., on
July 19, 1955. at the City Hall in
Hearne, Texas, take up and con-
sider the matter of an application
filed with it by and on behalf of the
above mentioned Texas and New
Orleans Railroad Company, for eu-
thorlty to discontinue its Passen-
ger Trains Nos. 13 and 14 between
Houston and Dallas, Texas.
"The Commission will at seld
hearing hear all evidence and state-
ments that may be presented In
favor of and in opposition to the
granting of the application and will,
pursuant to said hearing and the
facts there presented, enter such
order or orders as in its opinion may
be Just, proper and equitable to all
The notice was dated June 10. 1958
and signed Railroad Commission of
Texas, W. J. Murray Jr., chairman;
Olln Culberson, commissioner. It
bore an attest from O. D. Hynd-
The Board of Directors of the
Ennis Chamber of Commerce voted
yesterday to oppose discontinuation
of the trains.
To Take Place Of
Instead of the regular luncheon
meeting on Thursday, the Kiwania
Club will meet for a Sweetheart
Banquet and charter night celebra-
tion at Lakeside Country Club at
7 p.m. Friday, according to an an-
nouncement from Leonard Gehrig,
Owen Gilpin, general chairman in
charge of the banquet, slid honor
guests would include charter mem-
bers, past presidents and the wlvea
of all members.
Oehrlg in program chairman and
will act as master of ceremonies.
Louis Throgmorton of Dallas wall
be the after dinner speaker.
Dr. A. L. Thomas will review tiis
W. R Sehween Is chairman in
charge of decorations and food.
Billy Abies will present a pro-
gram by local musicians.
Mr Gehrig has scheduled a Ki-
wanis directors meeting for 9 %m.
Thursday, at the Western Cafe.
Assembly of God
Offices of the Texas District of
Assemblies of Ood Churches will
remain m Waxahachie, Rev. E. B.
Crump, secretary-treasurer, an-
nounced today. The retaining df
the offices there was largely due to
the friendly relations with Waxa-
hachlans. he stated.
As Southwestern Institute has
become a regional institution, it
was necessary to move the offices
away from the campus. Rev. Crump
said. Bids were received from Fort
Worth, Dallas, Waco, and Waxa-
hachic for the district offices with
the district council voting last week
to keep the offices in Waxahachl#.
Exact location of the offices hera
hasn’t been determined.
DaUas-Fort Worth and vicinity—
Partly cloudy and warm this af-
ternoon, tonight and tomorrow
Chance of thundershowers late
this afternoon and tonight. Highest
afternoon temperatures middle
90s. Lowest tonight lower 70 s.
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