The Kerens Tribune (Kerens, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, June 20, 1958 Page: 1 of 4
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The Kerens Tribune
| As We Were 1
I Saying*.. j
By The Editor |
As we predicted, things are
getting very interesting in the
Adams-Goldfine caper up at
Washington. The Democrats are
not saying too much. Could be
they remember the deep freezes
and mink coats too well.
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We thought we might have a
really big story for The Tribune
this week. Tuesday afternoon we
got a telegram from Washington
signed by our honorable junior
senator, Ralph Yarbrough. The
wire reads as follows:
Govt PD SN Washington D C
238 PM 6 17 58
Kerens Tribune, Kerens, Texas
Corsicana has received recerti-
fication until July 1 1959 of its
Workable program for elimination
for slums and blight.
Ralph Yarbrough SS
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At first we thought maybe
our neighbor to the west was
going to classify Kerens in the
slum and blight category and had
until July 1959 to eliminate our
And then we gave a thought
or two to the wire and sur-
fnised that it had to do with the
Urban renewal that got voted
down over in Corsicana.
Washington seems to never tire
of trying to give the taxpayer’s
Wioney away. If the citizens say
they don’t want it, that doesn’t
imean anything to the crowd in
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Of course the fact that Mr.
Yarbrough is running for re-
election might have a little
bearing on why he sent us the
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We lifted this from a West
Texas newspaper: ‘‘Isn’t it funny
,. . . a man will get up from an
advertised mattress, out of an
advertised bed, shave with an
advertised razor, put on adver-
tised hose, shirt and shoes, sit
at an advertised table, eat ad-
vertised breakfast foods, drink
advertised coffee or substitutes,
read all the news and advertis-
ing in an advertised paper, put
on an advertised hat and coat,
light an advertised cigar, get in
an advertised car and go to.
town, and run down advertising
on the grounds that advertising
does not pay.
=zr*C~... ■ Jfer—. ..........T-
Robert Allen Bain.........
Kenneth Mahoney .........
Mrs. A. B. Massey.........
Gail Cossey ......................
Eddie McCord .
Willard Sullivan ...........
Sara Jane Baker
Ruth Paul .......................
Cynthia Ann Cockrell...
EIGHTEEN PRESENT AT
Eighteen Kiwanians were pres-
ent Wednesday at the regular
luncheon to hear Reagan Jenkins
of the Athens Livestock Com-
mission Co. tell something about
auction barns and their purpose.
Two guests, Elmer Norton and
Irving Jenkins were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Miller and
family of Corsicana visited Mrs.
Edna Miller and Jeanice Satur-
day. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mil-
ler and family were down Wed-
nesday and the family went pic-
Johnnie Little of LaRue visited
his sister, Miss Addie Jo Little
in Kerens last week. Other visi-
tors of Miss Little were Mrs.
Charles Griffin and daughter of
Up To Inch In
Welcome rain, measuring up
to an inch, fell on Kerens and
surrounding area Monday after-
noon, an aftermath of Hurricane
Alma which moved inland into
Heavy clouds hovered in this
section all day Monday and rain
began about five o’clock.
Com and cotton crops were
helped o a great extent, though
a few patches of corn was al-
ready fired up from the six-
Weeks drouth and hot spell.
Rainfall in Kerens proper was
^measured at .9 and 1 inch while
parts of Elm Flat received only
a half inch. The Long Prairie
section received about 8-10ths in
Monday’s rain and a section near
where Highway 309 intersects
U.S. 287 reported a good rain
Reports from north of Powell
and the Bazette area gave at
least an inch of rainfall.
Also immeasurably helped
was pasture land which was
very dry. There was almost no'
run-off from the rain though it
fell in a short length of time.
United Clothing Fund
Drive Slated Today
Friday afternoon (today) the
Westminster Fellowship of the
Presbyterian church will be in,
charge of the United Clothing
Fund Drive. The purpose of this
drive is to help clothe the needy
people overseas. You are asked
to gather up any old clothes you
have and don’t need and donate
to this worthy cause.
The drive will be held this af-
ternoon between three and five
'o’clock at the Presbyterian
Church. If you wish or are un-
able to bring your contribution
to the church you are asked to
call the Presbyterian church at
EXport 6-2274 and your dona-
tion will e picked up by a mem-
ber of the Westminster Fellow-
ship. You are urged to contribute
to this worthy cause but you are
asked not to donte hats of any
kind or any open toed or open
heeled shoes for these items will
be of no use to the people over-
Rmember this drive today be-
tween 3 and 5 p.m. and you
are asked not to call the church
before or after that time.
Start gathering your clothes
- . . NOW!
E.B.W. Class Holds
The E.B.W. Class of the Pres-
byterian church met last Tues-
day evening in the home of Mrs.
Robert Campbell with Miss Mary
Frances Weedin. sharing hostess
The meeting opened with a
prayer by Miss Weedin. Scripture
reading, Matt. 11:28-30, “Is
Christ’s Yoke Easy” followed
with prayer by Mrs B. 0. Hemp-
hill. The class voted to' help pay
for refreshments for the Daily
Vacation Bible School.
A free-will offering was taken
after which the nine members
present during the social hour
enjoyed a lovely refreshment
plate of sandwiches, cookies and
FARRIS REUNION HELD
The Farris reunion was held
last week-end in, Kerens with rel-
atives from Houston, Dallas,
Pasadena, Brenham and Blue
Eye, Missouri, attending along
(with the Kerens folks.
Saturday night Mrs. L. F. Ker-
ley entertained the group with
a picnic supper in, her back yard.
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Ber-
ry were hosts to the family at
a covered dish luncheon.
Young son of Mr and Mrs.
Kenneth Ingram, at nine months,
the youngest in attendance, came
in for a lot of attention. Mrs. In-
gram is the former Bonnie May.
Mrs. Laura Johnson of Ennis
snent Saturday night with her
niece, Mrs, Brack Land.
KERENS, NAVARRO COUNTY, TEXAS. JUNE 20, 1958
Church of Christ To
Conduct Bible School
Beginning on Monday, June
23, the Kerens Church of Christ
will conduct a Vacation Bible
School which will last for five
days, closing on, the following
The school will begin each
morning at 9:00 o’clock and close
at 11:00 o’clock. At 10 o’clock
each morning there will be a
brief recess for recreation and
According to plans, six clas-
ses will be taught daily. Mrs.
Faye King will teach the pre-
school children. She will be as-
sisted by Miss Reba Anderson.
Misses Martha Sloan and Jan
Tomlinson are jointly assigned to
the primary group. Mrs. A1 Kin-
del will teach the Juniors. She
will have an assistant, if needed.
Mrs. Frank Massey will teach
the Intermediates, and a Teen-
Agers group will be taught by
Mrs. Cliff Curington. An adult
class will meet daily in the
'church auditorium. This class will
be taught by J. B. Tomlinson,
'minister of the church.
The general theme of this
school is: “Putting Christ in Ev-
The school will be undenomi-
national and all children and
adults of this community are
cordially invited to attend.
GOVERNOR, PRICE DANIEL confers with L. Robert Castorr,
Southwest Division Manager of the National Federation of
Independent Business, on the Federation’s continuing pro-
gram to strengthen small business and preserve free enter-
prise. Daniel praised the work of the Federation, which has
10,CG0 Texas members, in bolstering the economy of Texas
and the Nation and in strengthening the voice of the inde-
pendent businessman in governmental affairs. The Governor
said he especially appreciates the Federation’s long fight
against excessive foreign oil imports, “which are causing
more damage to the Texas economy than any other factor.”
Insect Counts To Be
Held Each Tuesday
County Agent John Burleson
this week announced the sched-
ule representatives of his office
will make each week on cotton
insect counts. Each week a man
■from the countv agent’s office
will visit 12 fields in tbe countv
and make the counts. Anyone in
the area who is interested, in
learning to identify cotton in-
sects, learning to make accurate
counts of insects or in knowing
what the cotton situation in his
area is, is invited to meet with
them when they are in the com-
On each Tuesday a representa-
tive of the county agent will he
'at the Earl Henderson farm at
8:30 a.m.; at the Buddy Saun-
ders farm at 9:30; and at the
Winston Johnston farm at 10:45.
According to Mr. Burleson,
this plan was used last year and
bo+h the countv agent’s office
and the cotton farmers over the
county were well pleased.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Boyd and
children of Palestine were home
for the Father’s Day week-end.
Mrs. Boyd is the former Gerry
Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Lewis Bennett visited
friends and relatives in Rosebud
Mrs. George Evans and Mrs.
Harry Gould visited Mrs. Ruth
Holland Saturday. Mrs. Evans
planned to enter a Jacksonville
Hospital for a check-up on Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Huggins
of Dallas visited Mr. Milton Hug-
gins and Mr. and Mrs. Autry
Huggins last week-end.
Plans Made For
Bazette Picnic July 23
The Bazette Cemetery Asso-
ciation laid plans for their an-
nual picnic in a meeting Sat-
urday afternoon. The picnic
will be held Wednesday, July 23
In the absence of the presi-
dent, John. Arnett, Joe Wilson
presided at the meeting. After
routine business, committees were
appointed. They are as follow;
Stand managers, Joe Wilson
and Lester Walker; Table build-
er, Lester Walker; Ice Water,
Denver Lancaster; Cleaning the
(Grounds, Clint Baxter and B. E.
Kirk; Officers of Day, Bill Was-
son and L. A. Purifoy; Solicita-
tion Committee, Annie Jones,
Ruth Walker, Ora Wasson and
Velma Pohl; Coffee maker, H.
J. Stanley and Tom Shelton;
to secure speaker, R. L. Jones
and John Arnett; Advertising,
Joe E. Wilson, W. A. McKinney
and Will Gowan.
It was also decided that can-
didates who wished could make
a three-minute speech.
ON THE MOVE
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blasingame
are renting the Eugene Ross rent
house. The G. W. McClures mov-
ed from Bazette to a Reed rent
house recently. Mr. and Mrs. Roy
G. Tramel are living in one of
the Speed duplexes. Mr. and Mrs.
Calvin Franklin and family mov-
ed from Mitch Gray’s and are
'now living at the Ewing Mayo,
Mr. and Mrs. Alton McClung
and family of Denver, Colorado
lare vacationing with his mother,
Mrs. Callie McClung and Mr. and
Mrs. Drew McClung.
5y' in 'Oklahoma!'
Beauteous Jane Powell and handsome Rusty Draper will play the
roles of “Laurey” and “Curly,” respectively, in the State Fail-
Musicals production of “Oklahoma!” in Dallas June 23 through
July 6. Miss Powell is the lovely movie star who has also recently
made a tremendous hit with her night club act and in television
appearances on the Steve Allen show. Draper is the popular singer
whose recordings are frequently on the best-seller lists.
JOHN SMITH FAMILY HOME
FOR FATHER’S DAY
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith had
fciost of their children and grand-
children home for Father’s Day.
'Those from out of town were
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, Shreve-
port, La.; Mr. and Mrs. George
Womack and son,, Waco; Mr.
and Mrs. Farris Sessions and
children, New Mexico; Mrs. Mas-
ai Warren and Linda, Mr. and
Mrs. Terry Warren and daugh-
ter, all of Houston; Jerry War-
ren, who is stationed at a Marine
base in California; Mr. and Mrs.
Travis McCaslin and son of
Houston; Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Smith and family, Garland; and
Mr. and Mrs. James Laurence,
Texas A.f M. College
By JOHN BURLESON
Food For Camping Trips
Cook-outs are fun. Some 80
people in the Mildred-Eureka
Community enjoyed a cook-out
at Twin-Oaks Ranch at their reg-
ular monthly meeting in June.
The Corbet Community 4-H
Club cooked a coffee can, cas-
serole on coals cooked their bis-
cuits in tin an ovens and roasted
apoles in aluminum foil.
The Pickett Community has a
-family night cook-out planned
for their meeting in, August.
For a camping trip, a picnic,
or a meal in the backyard, food,
cooked in aluminum foil is de-
licious and easy to do. You can
bake and serve in the foil and
save on dish washing.
Vegetables, meats and fruits
*can -be “pressure cooked” in their
own juices this way, with only
a bit of seasoning, shortening,
butter or bacon added for flavor
Here are some suggestions for
Wrap carefullv—niece of foil
should be large enough to allow
'for drug store wrap. Place food
in center. Add butter or fat and
seasonings. Fold edges until tight
on fo-od. Double the layer around
the food by repeating the pro-
cess with another piece of foil.
Place package directly on a
bed of hot coals. Never use a
Cooking time will vary with
type of firewood, wind strength
and. other factors. Recipes can
give only aproximate time. Turn
food package at approximately
half its cooking time.
Serve contents directly from
the wrap, doing away with a
Guardsmen Winding Up
1958 Summer Encampment
NORTH FORT HOOD—When
Governor Price Daniel took his
place on the reviewing stand at
this Central Texas parade
grounds Saturday to give his an-
nual inspection of the famed
Kerens OES Installs
1958 Officers In
The Kerens Chapter of the Or-
der of the Eastern Star held in-
stallation ceremonies Tuesday
evening at the Masonic Lodge
hall. Jack Anderson was instal-
lation officer, assisted by Mrs.
Jack Anderson and Mrs. August
Officers for 1958 are: Mrs.
Marvin Henderson, Worthy Ma-
tron; Mr. Marvin Henderson,
Worthy Patron,; Mrs. W. C. Was-
son, Secretary; Mrs. T. B. Wash-
burn, Treasurer; Mrs. Winston
Geyer, Conductress; Mrs. G. G.
Earl, Associate Conductress; Mrs.
R. J. Henderson, Chaplain; Mrs.
T. B. Washburn, Marshal; Mrs.
K. F. Sessions, Adah; Mrs. W.
L. Bain, Jr., Ruth; Mrs. Gladys
Saunders, Esther; Mrs. Josh Dun-
can, Martha; Mrs. Perry Earley,
Electa; Mrs. W. H. Thompson,
Warder and Mrs. J. T. Cunning-
Presentation of an American
flag was made to the Easter
Star and Masonic Orders by the
tfamily of Mrs'. Minnie Hunt.
Mrs. Hunt had kept this flag
during her lifetime, as it had
acted as a shroud for her son
George, and upon her death her
family presented the flag to the
Kerens Eastern Star and Masonic
Light refreshments were serv-
ed guests from a service table
covered with white linen, upon
which a milk glass container held
a fan-shaped arrangement of
pink roses. Other arrangements
throughout the hall consisted of
white gardenias, roses, and zin-
Presiding at the punch howl
and dispensing cookies were Mrs.
R. J. Henderson, Mrs. Gladys
Saunders and Mrs. T. B. Wash-
dish or plate.
Details on foil cookery are
given in the bulletin on “Food
For Camp.” Get a copy from
your local county extension,
The first evidence of the de-
structive worm which carries his
house' (bag) around with him, is
the vellowing and then browning
of the cedar and juniper plants
wMeh are his favorite host
Manv of these plants have
been attacked by the bag worm
this year. They can cause the
death of these plants where ex-
treme infestation is present.
In addition to the junipers
and cedars, the bag worms will
also attack deciduous plants
such as pecan,, hackberry, elm
and others. They feed on the
foliage and can be controlled
with chlordane, toxaphene and
lead arsenate sprays. For fur-
ther information ask for our
“Guide for Controlling Insects
and Diseases on Ornamental
Two Navarro County members
of the Pioneer District Beef
Performance Association recent-
ly received weaning weights on
John S. Finch of Corsicana and
C. W. Gotten of the Stroube-
Cotten Ranch, were both well
Pleased with the records made
by calves weighed on June 10.
The Navarro Countv 4-H Beef
Production Team, using records
keut bv Navarro County mem-
bers of the Association recently
placed first in the State Contest
at 4-H Round-up on June 11.
County 4-H Club Camp
July 21, 22, 23 are the dates
of the Navarro County 4-H en-
campment at Lake Trinidad.
Any 4-H Club member in the
county is eligible to attend.
36th (Texas) Infantry Division*
he was looking at nearly 10,000
civilians-turned-soldiers who were
probably still hearing hand gren-
ades and machine gun fire at the
!mid-point of their eleventh an-
nual post-war encampment.
By the end of their first week
of field training here the Na-
tional Guardsmen of the Kerens
unit knew Major General Carl
L. Phinney wasn’t kidding when
he said this would be the rough-
est summer camp his division had
ever attended. Phinney is com-
manding general of the Texas
36th Division whose history chal-
lenges today’s greatest military
The week’s activities for the
East Texans started with the
rough and tough Infiltration
Course. With machine gun fire
inches above their heads, the
troopers crawled out of a trench
and inched their way oil their
stomachs through the course that
had everything—including simu-
lated artillery fire, barbed wire
entaglements, the tossing of
hand grenades and a bayonet as-
sault on a dummy. The rough
ground left the soldiers with
skinned elbows and knees.
Next came the instruction and
actual throwing of live hand
grenades. Safety was stressed as
each man pulled the pin and
threw the live grenade at its
target. Steel helmets were worn,
at all times and the men took
cover behind a concrete wall as
the grenades exploded.
The soldiers also saw the ef-
fectiveness of the rifle grenades
that can be fired from the rifles
they are presently issued. They
received some good practice just
in case the experience is ever
heeded for future reference.
The T-Patchers fired live am-
’munition from their M-l’s as
they stormed through the Close
Combat Course that consisted of
trip wires, logs across open pits
filled with water and barbed
wire, pop up targets, and a final
assault on a mock village that
took them over a high fence with
fixed bayonets and hand gren-
The first two days of the final
*week were spent in the field.
For the artillery unit from Ker-
ens, it meant the firing of hun-
dreds of rounds of ammunition
from their 105mm howitzers.
The rest of the second week
they were to take up land mine
warfare, squad patrolling, firing
of 3.5 rocket launchers, techni-
oue of fire, and rifle squad tac-
tical training. Then comes the
tremendous job of packing up
for the trip home ,on June 22.
When Battery C*of the 133rd
Field Artillery Battalion, has com-
pleted this camp period, it will
also have completed the basic
combat training prescribed for
every man by the Continental
Post Office Lists
New Box Rent Rates
Rates for box rent at the Ker-
ens post office will get a month
head-start on the general postage
hike due August 1. Effective
July 1st, rents on all post office
boxes will be raised fifty per-
cent. The new rates are: Small
boxes, $1.20 per quarter; Med-
ium size, $1.50 per quarter and
large boxes, $2.25 per quarter.
New rates on postage that will
go into effect August 1 are:
letters, 4c; post and postal cards
3c; unsealed cards such as sick
cards, etc., 3c; air-mail letters,
7c per ounce; air-mail post cards,
5c. The rate on books will be
lc per pound more than the old
On small parcels weighing up
to, but not including 16 ounces,
the rate will he 3 c for the first
ounce and l%c for each addi-
tional ounce. In some cases, this
"will be cheaper than the old
rates, as the previous weight
limit was 8 ounces instead of
15. The rate on newspapers
mailed by individuals will go up
about a penny per ounce.
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Kittley, Wayne W. The Kerens Tribune (Kerens, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, June 20, 1958, newspaper, June 20, 1958; Kerens, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth810340/m1/1/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Kerens Public Library.