The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 101, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 28, 1956 Page: 1 of 4
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THE ENNIS DAILY NEWS
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UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE
ENNIS. TEXAS. SATURDAY. APRIL ?8. 1956
Saturday, April 28, 195(1
George Parr To Run
For Duval County Sheriff
SAN DIEGO. Tex. (1 P),
South Texas Political Boss Geor-
ge Jarr will rolurn to Hie poli-
tical wars personally in July as
a candidate lor his old job of
Duval Coutny Sheriff. Parr will
run against the present Sheriff.
•Iulian Stockwell, who repros- i
ents a local political faction op-
posing the “IHike of Duval.”
BROWNWOOD. Tex. (UP).—
A Brownwood couple. Mr. and ,
Mrs. W. H. Hinton, became the,
t)2nd and 93nd Texans to re-
ceive special American Bed
Cross commendation in a Bed
Cross program that began in
1913. They wen* given certifi-
cates of merit yesterday for
help they gave last November : enouigli 1o require treatment.
19th to seven poisons seriously 'I'ht* enraged elephant didn’t
ELEPHANT BREAKS LOOSE
ELEVEN INJURED: One of the big hull elephants of the A1 G. Kelly and Miller Brothers Cir-
cus. shown above, broke loose at the evening performance of the show in Waxahachie Friday.
Eleven persons were injured, one seriously, as the giant animal wrecked one section of bleat*-
House Votes Approval
On Road Building Bill
Passage By Senate Believed Certain
After 388-19 Vote By
Eleven Injured As Elephant
injured in a traffic-
Shoemake at Hospital
McKINNKY. Tex. (UP).
There was a strange news con-
ference in the Veterans Admin-
istration Hospital in McKinney
Five newsmen interviewed A.
B. Shoemake. once the sharp-
witted head of the now defunct
US Trust and Guaranty Com-
pany. Shoemake has been in the
An elephant broke lose dur- get out of the way.
ing a circus performance in Wa-j The big beast was finally cap-
xahachie Friday night. Eleven tured by circus personnel and
persons were injured seriously | the show continued.
Most seriously injured was
Mrs. Luther Johnson, (52. of
actually hurt anybody—hut I he : Waxahachie.
persons were injured trying to
To Be Opened
Mrs. Johnson is reported to
have suffered compound frac-
ture of the left leg. cuts and
She was retained for treat-
Okla.. Mrs. May Turnbull, Fer-
guson, Mo.; Mrs. Boy Claunch,
Waxahachie; Mrs. Alice Odom.
21, Waxahachie and Carrol Fer-
The show had pust started
when the big hull elephant left
eight other performing animals
and came up under the bleach-
ment at Waxahachie Sanitarium ^u> *L‘nt ,or 8rant* entrance
after ten others injured were re- and were taken outside, accord-
leased following e m e r g c n c y j *n^ l() rePorts-
treatment I One of the beasts started
Also among the more serious
1-V injured were Mrs. H. V. Lynn.; 77,71 handedly in World War 1 and
AUSTIN. Tex. (UP).-A Tex- 38. of Forreston; Mrs. Phil-1 erasing through lotting t «u * who relired with t|ie rank of
.......... " lip Walton. 21. of Waxahachie;' !0WS ()f seats-
WASHINGTON. I). C. (UP).
The House Friday swiftly ap-i V(dt> ant senl *° ,u> ^ e n 111 e*
proved the biggest United States 1 where P»8Isa«t? ,s considered eer-
roaii building program in his- ,am 1 ht* House vote came alter
all major attempts to alter the
bill bad been defeated.
The Bureau of Public Bonds
estimated the average motorist
would pay $8.83 a year in high-
er taxes to help cover the costs
of the huge 13-year project. The
average motorist is one vv h o
drives about 10,000 miles a year
TO BUILD 40,000 MILES
The measure provides for
construction over next 31 years |
of some 40,000 miles of inter-
state higlnvbays. This project,
linking most state capitals,
would cost $27.5 billion. T h el
federal government would pay
90 per cent and the states 10 per;
tory and agreed to raise taxes on
gasoline, tires, trucks and trail-
ers to help pay for it.
The $51.5 billion bill was ap-
proved by a 380-to-19 roll call
Lawrence A. Melton of Dallas
gave a "straight from the heart"
talk on "The Citizen’s Hespon-
, , , . , sibility to His Community. State
boasts had entered | and NiUon.. „ iuncheon meel.
ing of the Ennis Kiwanis Club
Mrs. (\ E. Brooks of Waxaha-
as lake in which 4(5 bass
over nine inches long were
V-A* Hospital most of the time ■ cai'fiht iu 50 easts will he open-j chic; and Mrs. Myrtle Schmidt,
since January 7th when he fired etl t() anglers at midnight next | 61. «f Waxahachie.
The rest of the money would
go for expanding primary, see- j
„ , . ondary and urban roads in
w. ...v M(-‘don. was introduced by vviiich the states would partici-
trumpeting and ran to several: au ^,ra*t(iI1( as a man who had , pat(1 ()n a 50-50 matching basis,
sections of the tent—finally j The overall cost of the project
................ ' ..... would be $37.5 billion for thej
federal government and $14 lid-
threw spectators out of the
stands, but according to reports,
a bullet into his brain in his
Physically, Shoemake seems
to be m good condition. But
doctors say he has the mind of
a child, and he could answer
very lew ol the questions put
to him by newsmen.
Slay ing by Policeman
DALLAS Tex. H IM.-.....An
vestigation is being made into
the slaying by a Dallas police-
man of a 4(5year-o]d man who.
police said lunged at the offi-
The State Parks Board an-! treatment were
nounecd it will open Meridian Djggs. 43. Waxahachie: Mrs
State Park Lake--closed since ^;dtcr Hodges, 74. ol Ardmore
March of last year—at midnight
Some of the 4(5 fish taken in
the 50 test easts ran as large as
14-inches, a parks hoard spokes-
The lake* was treated under
direction of Leonard Lamb, a
Texas Game and Fish Commis-
sion aquatic biologist. last
Also receiving e m 0 r g e n c y Die animal didn’t trample any-
treatment were Mrs. Agnes J one-
the animal | ‘V1 1 don for the states.
The bill is high on President
Eisenhower’s list of must legi ff) FatCJOf N.D.l
Force in World War II. one who
COMFORTS FATHER Mrs. Gertrude Madia of Houston com-
forts her weeping father. Charles John Butler, who has just
heard a jury in Dallas. Tex , find him guilty in the knife mur-
der of his wife Jean last December and assess his punishment
as death in the electric chair.
Dr. W. J. Wimpee
To Fill Pulpit
Dr. \V. J. Wimpee, assistant
to the* president of Baylor Uni-
versity. will fill the pulpit of
has served as president of the
Disabled American Veterans
organization, was commended
The injuries were due most- b*president Roosevelt for his
IV ,() fa|Is efforts in encouraging business
■ The show was the A1 G. Kel- and industry to enoploy the turn-
ly and Miller Brothers Cireus i d'c‘">Ped and ls 0 <nembcr 01 lhc‘
It played afternoon and eve-
performances in Waxahachie
Friday. The tent was packed to
executive committee of Circle
Terl Council, Boy Scouts of
slation. A similiar measure died
last session because of a Demo-
over financing plans.
capacity for the evening show;.. * .
when the gianl elephant wreck-''®r ,f.lve be,was,t*rea'dKn
od the one section of bleachers.'0 ,he K‘deral Board
It was then restocked with 17
500 bass. And Park Manager j Tabernacle Baptist Church Sun*
cer’s neck with a paring knife, j Tobe Gardner reported these day lor morning and evening
Justice of the Peace \Y. L. fish now average between three-j services.
Richhurg withheld an intpiesl fourths of a pound to one and a
verdict. But lie said he believed I half pounds,
the shooting victim, .lames Ed-i Tr-eiitment of the lake, located
ward Blythe, would liavt
to kill hi.', divorced wife if lie
had not been shot.
Patrolman W. C
The pastor. Lev. Ralph Rea-
sor. will close* the revival lie is
conducting in Harrisburg. 111.
"""'"I Bosque Comity and hum p,.,.- s,,mlav
ular with lexas lishermen, was1
Sets Open House
At Plant Sunday
Open house will be held Sun
day afternoon at the new Lark-
BOOST GAS, TIKE TAXES
The new tax provisions would
raise $14.8 billion over the next
16 years. Federal taxes on gas-
Melton told his audience that | oline and diesel fuel would he
raised from 2 to 3 cents a gal-
lon. Taxes on tires would he
raised 3 cents a pound and man-
ufacturers taxes on truck,
buses and trailers would he in-
creased by two per cent.
of t he
in Texas and that he was shock-
ed to find information on sub-
versives "stacked as high as this
ceiling” and many cases to be
tried on information furnished
by the F. B. 1.
Subversives were found to be
dealing with the youth; in Boy
Scouts, in Girl Scouts and in
mother’s clubs and one was
found to be teaching a Sunday
school class. Melton declared.
These persons are trained and
Siamese Twin Girls
Die This Morning
FARGO, N. I) (UP). The , tiwns were joined at the chest
two-day-old Neuhauor ,Siamese and abdomen. They weighed
twin girls died at about 3 o’clock nine and one-half pounds.
In addition, another $5 bil-
lion would be diverted from
other tax revenues into a special
highway trust fund.
Before approving the hill, the
House accepted an amendment
guaranteeing that states will not
have to alter their laws to nun-
this morning at SI. John's Hos-
pital at Fargo.
Cause of death was not deter-
mined immediately, but t h e
hospital said death came sud-
denly to both girls at about the
The infants, named Shelly
and Shirley Ann . . wen* born
Thursday night 1o Mrs. Law-
The girls died in the ineuba*
tor in which they hail been giv-
en oxygen since their birth.
The twins were given their
first bottles of sugar water yes-
St. John’s Hospital said I h e
twins’ mother had been inform-
ed of their death.
A hospital spokesman said the
undertaken when the drought
Dr. Wimpee is a native of in Packer Company plant two they are clever and good citizens , Ponsale public utilities tor1 mov | rtl|ll,0 Netibauer of Fargo. 4 lie j 27-year old woman reacted to
Jones tired lowered the lake level to appoint
five shots at Blythe when the
man lunged at him in his home
,lm i,,,, Kaufman. He graduated from | miles east of Waxahachie on must be constantly on guard I in& an-V <)f Dieir lacihtios as a
where removal of rmmh fish ami Huvlo<’ hi 1940 During lus col- j the Ennis-Waxahachte Highway.; against those who would enmesh ! result_ol the new highway eon-
in Dallas. Two of the shots hit
Blythe and he died instantly.
Dallas Telephone Workers
Stage “Wildcat” Walkout
DALLAS. Tex. (UP).---More
than 400 Southwestern Bell
Telephone Company workers
staged an unauthorized strike
late yesterday in Dallas. They
are protesting the firing of an
employe* who has polio and to-
day company-union efforts are
underway In end the walkout.
Accused Railroad Man
Placed In Mental Hospital
GAINESVILLE. Tex H pi
\\ ilhui Thomas Brow n. a 27-
year old former railroad worket
accused ol kilim, his wife with
a meat cleaver ha.- hem con-
fined to a mental institution he
Can « a jury ruled he was in-
sane Tile |ur> ret limed its vet'
tin t in I ill h I )isl ru t r'mil 1 in
(iamc'vdle yesterday ll said
Brown was >ane at the time of
his will's death last DecemlHM
1 Ml It hn has since become in-
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unwanted weeds was feasible.
Because the lake level is still
below normal, fishing will he re-
stricted to Wednesdays. Satur-
days and Sundays after 1 h e
To Seek New Trial
JOl RDANTON. Tex. H P'.
es as a pastor and as former
HSU secretary and university
Attorneys indicate they will chaplain at Baylor.
seek a new trial for Cuoro Land _____________
Promotor T. J. Mel.arlv. w h o
was convicted oi swmilling the
stale under the veterans Land
Program yesterday. He was sen-
tenced to four years m prison. A
jurv here delibi • cd on hour
lege years he won recognition
as an outstanding student, ath-
lete. and religious leader.
He attended Southwestern
Theological Seminary in Fort
Worth where he received his
Bachelor of Divinity. Master of
Theology and Doctor’s degrees.
Since completing his formal
education. Dr. Wimpee has serv- vice-president.
Visitors will see the
pany’s modern office system
and its large factory which man
The open house from 2 p.m.! themselves in our organizations I struction
until 5 p.m. will show the 70,000 and get hold of our youth and j -
poison their minds, he empha-
Melton said there is a crying
need for leadership. He spoke
of West Dallas where many boys
floor-feet plant which moved to
Ellis County from St. Louis, Mo.
late in 1955.
The company officials w*ill be
on hand Sunday, headed by W
H. Larkin, president, and J. L.'a, t' kept out of Boy Scouts be-
WASHINGTON. D. <’. ilJPi
Larkin Jr., company executive j cause the shortage of leaders ...
; He quoted one Dallas judge as ! Senator Lyndon Johnson says m
com.i saying that not one hoy who had i Washington that Governor Shiv-
Belong In GOP
By UNITED PRESS
Texas Republican National
Committeeman Jack Porter be-
lieves Governor Allan Shivers
doesn t stand a chance’’ to win
his political hattle with Senator
X-Royed In Ferris
ufuctures a number of special- C,H!!'.'
ized well drilling parts. vou
ever been a Boy Scout was ever ors has become "very punitive” Lyndon Johnson
brought before the juvenile in his fight for control of i h e porter told a Gol
\ total of
1.038 persons re-
am! a half before find u * Me- < eived free chest X-ravs in
Lartv guilty of misrepresenting Ferris this week during the Ellis
a document m order )o pel a County Mass X-ray Survey.
Negro ex st'fvu • a i from Cue- The unit was located m Ferris fusin'
ro to sign a Lu mm ha ;* ; p- Tuesday afternoon and Wcdnes-
plication dav morning.
The company is nearing nor-
mal production in its new loca-
tion with a force of 200 em-
ployees About 20 were trans-
ferred from St. Louis while the
rest were t/ained locally.
A considerable number i.l Kn- 11 voll> s,a'ed that
nisites are employed by the in-
ud> warm and
W 1 IIIt \
111 possible light
outer High tom-
per .It ll
tiis aftermuon in
The low tonight
60s and the high
mar ’to Winds
M |«i J5 miles per
r»u to northerly
People desiring dirt will Ih*
charged $1 per load for loading «anians tor beginning their
Texas delegation to the Nation- Houston last night ilia) even if
al Democratic convention Shivers wins control ol the State
Johnson told newsmen the Democratic Convention two
"only real issue" in the ’Texas delegations will go to the Nation
fight is "whether we re going to al Convention Porter heJieVs
have a Democratic delegation or the Shiver's group wouldn't
a Republican delegation go to land a chance be lore He* Cre
if you failed to exercise Democratic convention " dentiaL Committee
He said Shivers who up Porter ugge-vs a- .; olutmn
ported President Ki enhowet m t hat < ’< ■ ei\ • iir Hmnonat-
1952 hasn’t found a single ft»in the Kepuhlh m P.utx \-
he puts r thatwl.e* they Ih>
want to help fight
juvenile delinquency, get be-
hind Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts.” he said.
Another admonition w a s
don’t criticize those in public
"there is a subversive movement
which is trying to discourage
men and women from voting" Democrat he can corwicntiouHx
by telling citizens that they suPI,0,'t this yeai
have no voice in their govern
"We are faced with a most se-
rious situation." Melton declar-
ed. explaining that "there are
those who are Americans who
have embraced the ideology nt
Melton com.iiended the Ki
When purchasing hoschold ap
plianccN see Ms for assistance in
financing, l ow hank rates, con
tenictil terms \lemlM>r of I’Hlt
Ennis Stale Rank. < \d%3
El NNY—John Gilbert Graham cniov a
murder trial in Denver Colo (iraham i>
iMimhmg a t lined \irlines plane la ' No\
the death ol hu moiiwi uiui 43 other pei .m
laugh during his
accused of time
1 that resulted in
atioard the plane.
by tin* city loading machim
whenever it is working at the
(»d Luke Addition in the future
Water Commissioner W Harold
Clements acting as a spokesman
tor the Ennis City Commission
stated ihis morning
lie explained that in The past
whenever the machine w a a
working at the addition dirt
was loaded free for people who
"This doesn't mean the ma
chine will tie working there all
the time loading dirt," Clements
meeting with Hie Pledge of Al-
legiance to the Flag of The Unit-
ed States and aid tnat a com
munity has little to fear as long
a- its citizens follow that pra*
Mt SM AI PROGK \M
A musical program i>\ M r s
Frank J Baker demonstrated
the various kinds of singing in-
cluding sentimental p o p u I a r
numtjets lotk songs and t h e
Negro spiritual type
Mrs Ella Ferr. Sparks served
as accompanist for Mrs Baker
the news "like any other mo-
"She was pretty badly broken
up.” the spokesman said. "She
wanted girls very badly ... she
has two sons."
A pathologist is to make an
examination today to determine
cause of death. Meanwhile, the
Boulger & Hughes Funeral
Home in Fargo is arranging fun-
The hospital said the twins’
death came a.s a "surprise”
since their condition had been
reported good throughout yes-
Preliminary x-rays taken
showed that the girls had sepa-
rate hearts and lungs Distribu-
tion oi other internal organs
was uncertain and tests were to
have been made to determine
whether it would tie possible to
sepai ate ! hem
'The girls’ father who works
as a car w j»er in Moorhead.
Minnesota took a two-week vaca-
tion t< can* lor the couple's two
Back Prom Missouri
I Rev ’ • mk R Sandifer,
v at .* s- | • mas Episcopal
t ■ • li ■ e* .i n» I F: a.ay after*
n -on froir Roan Ridge near
K nvo Cit\ M » wiere he parti-
pate t ir a seminar at the Kpttt*
i. Town no Country In-
stuu-e ha\ to do with train*
mg semina* .ms in the mission-
statml but merely when it
working the commission wishes Quick, easy loans made on cash
the city to rtHTive a fee for the %alur of life insnrance policies
service the city machine |ht- Lon rates*. Ennis Slate Rank.
forms ” t \d» i
HEAKIM. Mrs Kathleen Riggs of Poll-a » iG
>h**wm wiih her attorney John Tillioai. pi on to an
hearing in Newkirk <*kla Mexico .s seeking ex'
Mrs Riggs where she is charged m tlie murder
band al Acapulco about < year ago
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Bus, Daniel W. The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 101, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 28, 1956, newspaper, April 28, 1956; Ennis, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth801609/m1/1/: accessed March 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ennis Public Library.