The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 304, Ed. 1 Friday, December 26, 1958 Page: 1 of 6
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T«km Formers Produce
More Vegetables This Yeor
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but g<n Ipmi money for their
Tho I N Department of Agn-
culture said this morning pro*
duct ion <»t vegetables m Tox.t >
for llic fresh market was up 14
per cent over last year.
Pnue-wise, the l SDA said
commercial vegetables brought
in 04 million 406 thousand dol
lars This is .’I per cent under the
Planting of the 1958 winter
vegetable crops got off to a slow
start in the Lower Rio Grande
Valley because of a limited sup-
ply of irrigation water during
the fall of 1957. Damp, cold
weather from last December
through January brought heavy
losses m some vegetables.
There was additional delay
in planting of commercial vege
tables in all late spring and sum-
mer areas, but conditions im-
proved as the season progressed
with a resultant increase in the
Magnolia To Move
DALLAS. (AP).—The Magno-
lia Petroleum Company will
move its marketing division
from Abilene to Fort Worth
gradually during the next 6
months. This was announced at
Dallas this morning by Mag-
nolia’s vice President for Mar-
keting. George Gregor.
A majority of the 55 persons
working in the Abilene office
will be transferred either to the
company’s Dallas office or Fort
Worth Office. Site of the new
office isn’t definite, but probably
will be on the oil firm’s market-
ing property in north Fort
Worth. The move is part <>f a
company re-organization pro-
Four Men Arrested
For Denton Burglary
FORT WORTH, (API.—Bur-
glary charges are to be filed at
Denton today against four Fort
Worth ex-convicts arrested
Christmas Day following a safe
burglary in the Denton County
town of Lewisville.
A safe containing $3,000 cash
and $2,000 worth of narcotics
was taken from the King Drug
at Lewisville. It was later found
intact in some brush on a dude
ranch in the area.
Arrested after a short-high
speed chase by a Dallas County
patrol car: two brothers, 28-year-
old Billy Norman Portwood and
30-year-old Dean K. Portwood;
and George Elder Williams and
Frank Carmichael, both 2ti years
Wat Sums Batin
Houston Man Dies Today
From Gun Shot Wounds
HOUSTON, (AP).—A 58-year-
old man died at Houston last
night of a wound received from
a gun fired from his coal pocket
during a struggle. He was Clar-
ence Grogan. Charged with mur-
der in a downtown Peace Jus-
tice Court is 33-year-old Robert
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Holiday Death Toll Reaches
, 384 Since Christr
$ Atlas Satellite
H Schedule Given #
I * For Next 3 Days **—’V
KEEP ARREST OF NEWS People crowd in front of a Madi-
son Avenue shop window in New York to catch up on the
latest news via a Teleprompter nnrhine vvhieh was set up as
a public service by the I .•leproir.pier < 1 P ! m» compaiiy put
similar machines on display throughout the city to help news-
paper-starved New Yorkers to keep abrest ol the news. ’1 he
machines arc usually used by TV performers to help them
remember tlicir lines.
AF Team Makes
In Ft. Worth
LEAKEY, (AP).—Officers in
South Texas are searching for j
a 35-year-old San Antonio bar- j
her who fled from the Real DALLAS, (AP). -A plane bear-
County jail early Christmas Day. jng 22 officials, coaches and
He is John W. Haby, but ofti- j players of the Air Force Aca-
cers haven’t listed the charge | demy wa^ forced to hind at Cars-
on which he was being held. : well" Air Force Base at F ort
Authorities express a belief Worth today because of motor
that he might have returned to j trouble.
the Alamo City
Officers say someone had bat-
tered down the front door of the
county jail at Leakey, and then
drilled the lock on Haby’s cell.
Damage to the courthouse is
placed at $200.
Haby escaped in his own 1956
auto which had been left near
the courthouse after his arrest.
Police in Leakey say Haby had
threatened Real County officers
should he obtain his freedom.
Campbell to Speak
Church of Christ
J. Herman Campbell, mini-
ster of the Central Church of
Los Angeles, California will be
the speaker at the morning wor-
ship services of the Southside
Church Sunday at 11 a m.
The group was supposed to
have arrived at Dallas at 10:30
a.m. A delegation from the Cot-
ton Bowl, in which the Air Force
will meet Texas Christian Jan-
uary first, was on hand to greet
As a result of the forced land-
ing. the official greeting was
postponed until tomorrow morn-
Coach Bon Martin headed the
contingent which included 6 of
the Air Force football players.
The others will arrive separately
for the first workout scheduled
Alla- satellite tor tin next thr*e
days will make its passes over
southern and southwestern l -S
cities durin; daytime when
sighting will be dificult or im-
The lug satellite completed its
noth circuit around the earth
at 9:30 a m. EST today.
A Defense Department time-
table shows the following times
and directions For persons who
want to try for a glimpse of the
Atlas: (All times Eastern Stan-
Savannah, Georgia — Decem-
ber 26th, 1:29 pm... to the
south: December 27th. 10 51 a.m.
south, and 12:38 p.m., overhead:
December 28th. 11:43 a m., over-
Miami—December 26th. 9:55
a m., northwest and 3:15 pin,
South; December 27th. 9:05 a.m ,
over, and 2:24 p.m., over: Dec-
ember 28th. 8:10 a m., southeast
and 1:25 p.m.. northeast.
New Orleans -December 27th.
10:58 a m., over.
San Diego— December 27th.
12:26 p.m.. south, and 3:59 p.m.,
southwest: December 28th 3:04
p in., south.
Galveston. Texas December
27th, 12:53 p.m., north.
Los Angeles- December 27th,
2:13 p m., south: December 28th,
1.17 p.m., south.
Houston, Texas December
281 h, 9:53 a m., southwest.
Jacksonville, Florida-- Decem-
ber 28th, 9:59 a.m.. over.
SEVEN KILLED Rescuers, one carrying ,i ba m. search through the si ill burning w reckage
of a Greyhound Inis for victims after it crashed into a trailer truck near Pulaski, Tenn., kill-
ing seven persons.
Dallas Coilece Ennis Division to Open Soon:
tMU Prefessrs Slate
Dies In Austin
Seth Purcell, 54. brother of
Mr. Campbell, son of Mr. and I Mrs. C. P. Culpepper, passed
Mrs. Will Campbell, is a teacher j away at 7:50 p.m. Thursday in
East Texas Fire Destroys
Two Grocery Stores
TENADA, (AP).—There was a
major fire this morning in the
East Texas town of Tenada.
Two grocery stores were de-
stroyed and a variety store badly
Tenada is located ten miles
north of Center and 18 miles
south of Carthage.
Claude Edward Fallen said he
lighted a gas heater ir. his gro-
cery store about 6 a.m., and then
stepped out for coffee. A few'
minutes later there was an ex-
plosion in the back of the store,
followed by fire.
Fallin’s Grocery and the L. C.
Lee Grocery next door were de-
stroyed. Considerable damage
was done to the Ramsey Variety
Store. All three businesses were
located on the Tenada down-
town square. Fire departments
flrom both Center and Carthage
helped bring the blaze under
in the Junior College at Los
He has been connected witli
the Los Angeles school system
for eight years and was former-
ly registrar and English i n-
structor at George Pepperdine
College for ten years.
IN BELGIUM —Searchers still
are laboring among collapsed
caverns where perhaps 15 mush-
room farmers are intombed, al-
though there Is no hope they will
be found alive. Seven other
bodies have been recovered.
IN ARAB JORDAN — King
Hussein is sending Francis Car-
dinal Spellman of New York a
medal for his relief activities in
behalf of Arab refugees.
IN ELSTREE, England — A
brother of Movie Actress Anna
Neagle, Stuart Robertson, died
today at the age of 57.
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IN RED CHINA—The Commu-
nist Regime claims the greatest
railroad building achievement
for one year in Chinese history,
the laying of 1,400 miles of new
track this year.
IN CUBA — The government
has built up its forces in Las
Villas Providence, in Central
Cuba, where the Rebels have in-
tensified their pressure.
And Former President Tru-
man reports that Santa Claus
treated him no differently than
he did millions of other papas
and grandpas. Truman says: “I
got the usual ties, shirts, and
Austin. He had suffered a heart
attack two months ago.
The body will lie in state at
the McCurdy Funeral Home in
Lockhart until 2 p.m. Saturday,
when graveside rites will be held
at the High Grove Cemetery.
He is survived by his father,
John Purcell of Lockhart; two
brothers, Henry Purcell of San
Antonio and Jeff Purcell of Lohn
and three sisters, Mrs. Ora Tal-
ley of Lockhart, Mrs. Verlin
Voight of Red Rock and Mrs.
Service Held For
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the First Baptist
Church in Palmer for Jesse
Thomas Colston, who died sud-
denly at his Palmer home around
Rev. B. J. Dickerson, pastor of
tho c h u r c h . officiated and
burial was in Palmer Cemetery.
Bunch Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Mr. Colston was a member of
the First Baptist Church in
Pallbearers were W. M. Vestal,
D. J. Heard, C. (). Heard, G. F.
Services Held For
Funeral services w e r v
at 10 a.m. Monday
at the First
Baptist Church in Italy for P. T. j hi
Price, 75. undo of C. E. Hoover,
who died Saturday in the
Waxahachic hospital following
a short illness.
Burial was in the Italy Ceme-
Survivors are his wife aipl
son, Wayne, both ot Italy and
one daughter. Miss Mary I) e e
Price, Fort Worth,
For the first time in its 43-j
year 'history. SMI in January
will transport its faculty to the!
And the “students,” all adults,
live in Ennis.
Dallas College of SMU, which !
for m my years has offered in- j
formal short courses for adults i
downtown Dallas or on the
university campus. Jan. 6 will I
open an eight-week forum in
Ennis titled “Eight Keys to Ef-
Gun Shot Wound
Fatal to Houstonite
HOUSTON. (AP) A 27 year
Sponsored by the Chamber of
Commerce of Ennis, the course
will consist of two-hour lectures
every Tuesday night and will be
taught by SMU faculty mem-
Offering these informal short
courses in towns other Ihun
Dallas has been five years in
the planning, according to John
M (’launch, dean of Dallas Col-
lege and professor of govern-
R> I tv* Associated Press
I fit < Orients, fires and
< b< rn h.»ps are taking a
m .'.v toll of life in the nation
it tic midway point in the long
1 i . ' ■ ( kenri A National
S ‘« : y Council official in
Clui o thinks highway fatal!-
ti"s n iv hit an .ill time peak
over tin* four day holiday At
last report the toll stood
traffic deaths. 285; firet deaths,
62 miscellaneous accidents, 38
deaths The total thus far this
( In istnifis weekend: J84 acci-
Nine members of one family
perished in a fire near Auburn,
The list of casualties is
increasing at a faster rate than
during the 1956 four day Christ-
mas period when a record
number of 706 traffic deaths oc-
curred. The National Safety
Council estimates that 40.000,-
000 cars will be on the roads
this Christmas weekend. It says
' homeward bound driving condi-
j lions could be worse late Sunday
than at the beginning of the
week end. Highways were
.literally free of ice and snow
across the nation as the long
weekend got under way.
The highway death toll—too.
is* a grim one. As of now 2 8 4
persons have lost their lives
since Christmas Eve. And safety
authorities say that unless mo-
jtorists use more care the nation
may be heading for anew'
record in death for a four day
Christmas holiday period. The
present record was set in 1956
when 706 persons perished.
Highway mishaps accounted
for most of Canada’s 22 acciden-
tal deaths during two days of
the Christmas holiday.
Traffic fatalities stood at 17.
Fires took two lives, both i n
Ontario, and other accidents
caused three deaths.
The Canadian Highway Safety
DALLAS, (AP). - The Air
Force Academy’s Athletic Direc-
tor nominated Dallas today as
a site for possible Academy
football games with Army and
Colonel George Simler arrived I Conference lias predicted forty
in Dallas this morning with the | road deaths for the period
Cleveland. Daly Williams and T. (old man died in a ho-pital here, j u*
M. Oates, till of Palmer. 12 hours after beinug s ho t! through Hus means SAP
Survivors besides his wdfe, in-1 through ihe beau with <« bullet , ,n !M‘ lls (;m in,s ;,,M
elude two sons, David R. of En- from a .82 caliber automat ic. 11° ina^(l Hie '-penalized expeu
nis and Chester B. of Palmer: 'The body of the victim, Eddie | cnce °* l,s available to
two daughters, Mrs. Lorenc Cortez Aranda, Ins been sent to m<’n a,,(' women outside ol Dal-
Colvin, and Mrs. William P. The Hou.ton medical investiga- (launch explained.
Peterman, both of Ennis, and i tor, Henry lsmonde, for exami- Enrollment in the tall 19 )8
six grandchildren. nation. informal short courses in Dallas
topped 1,300. *
Floyd G. Betts, director of
continuing education at SMI
ami member of the Chamber ot
Commerce in Port Arthur for
eight years, will introduce the
forum m Ennis January 6.
first Air Force Academy players
and officials for the Cotton Bowl
class with Texas Christian Jan-
u ray 1st.
Simler told the Associated
Press, I'd like to play Army and
Navy on a home aml-hutne basis
2 out of 3 years, with our home
games being played in Denver
“The 3rd year,” he .. nued,
“Ed likr to see tIn* game played
at a neutral site. I d like to play
them in Dallas.” •
Simler said about 800 of the H11” Now Ymk has had 25 traffic
Academy’s 1,100 cadets will bo deaths
at the Cotton Row! Game. I ^u‘ ^cep up its
Tho Academy group was met tabulation until n^Jmght
their Dallas hotel bv Cotton j 5umla\
Counting a,ll forms of vi-
olence a total of 44 persons
have died in Texas.
between 4 p.m. Wednesday and
midnight Sunday and a total of
80 deaths up to midnight on
Texas leads the nation in the
grim holiday traffic death
Since 6 p.m. Christmas Eve,
29 persons have died on
streets and highways in the Lone
Star State. California has had
e second highest ioii with 25
ROUGH RESCUE—Patrolman Francis Basile, aided by a tow rope, drags himself out onto the
ice carrying one of two 16-year-old boys who plunged into frigid waters of a deep pond while
ice skating in Woodmere, N.Y. The two boys had been in the water about an hour when Basile
broke through himself during rescue attempt. Other rescue workers managed to pull Basile
and the boys, Theodore Linder and William Dichler, to safety.
Lie Detector Test
Given Youth For
DALLAS (AP) A fourteen
year old Dallas youth is due to
take a lie detector test today to
j determine if he shot two light
j planes on purpose as they were
landing at a small airport in the
The boy a
fired the bullets that ripped into
the planes. He was- captured by
one of the pilots moments after
the pilot’s plane had been hit by
a .22 caliber rifle bullet a n d
rolled to a stop at the field.
Police here say the hoy was
carrying a .22 caliber rifle
: Bowl officials. They had gone to
Dallas from Fort Worth by bus
after tlicir plane had been fore-
I down by engine trouble. Only
6 players were among the 22
, Academy representatives aboard
I the plane. Other players will
re.tell Dallas separately from
their homes after celebrating
i Christmas The Falcons will open
! their workouts tomorrow.
Houston Couple Killed
In Traffic Collision
RICHMOND (AP). A
ton couple was killed in
fie coliisio nnear
George Cox, 85,
George (’ox. 85, retired farm-
or of Palmer, died at 9:45 a m.
Friday morning at the Waxaha-
chie hospital following an ill-
ness since Tuesday.
junior high ndriur injuria
has denied he'
54. and his wife. Annie, 45. lhe
driver of tho second car, T II
Hunnicut. 56. of emple, rec ived
ENNIS AND VICINITY
Partly cloudy this afternoon
and tonight Warmer this after-
noon. Saturday fair and cooler.
High today in lower 60’s: low’ to
when ciiught. The boy, however, j night in mid 30’s; high Saturday
says he had used the gun t o
hunt rabbits, not airplanes. He
was released when he agreed to
lake a lie detector test.
in mid ISO’s. Winds southerly
about 15 miles per hour becom-
ing northerly tonight and dimin-
Funeral services are to be
held at 2 p. m. Sunday in the
and interment will be made in
the Palmer Cemtery.
Cox was born in Dunniore,
Ky . April 4. 1873 and had lived
. | in Palmer since coming to Texas
- ! in 1888 lie was married in 1899
to Miss Minnie Guy of Palmer,
| who with five children survive;
two daughters. Mrs. Flora Sat-
terwhite of Dallas and M r s.
Elmer G. Hamilton of Houston;
three sons, Carl Cox and J. C.
Cox both of McKinney, Elster
Cox of Dallas and Guy T. Cox
Also surviving are 17 grand-
children and 17 great grand-
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Gentry, Charles E. The Ennis Daily News (Ennis, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 304, Ed. 1 Friday, December 26, 1958, newspaper, December 26, 1958; Ennis, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth801675/m1/1/: accessed November 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ennis Public Library.