The Kerens Tribune (Kerens, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1956 Page: 1 of 6
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KERENS, NAYARRO COUNTY, TEXAS, OCTOBER 12, 1956
I As We Were
T9 f •
By The Editor
Well, the Series are finally over
'and everybody can get settled
(down to thinking about football
for a while. Things were sure
)dull around main street along
about noon on Monday, Tuesday1’
There has been quite a stir
in the past couple of weeks about
involuntary contributions to the
Republican Party in Texas over
some* Post Office appointments.
Seems that Jack Porter has told
several acting postmasters that
Is would be nice if they donated,
five per cent of their annual sal-
ary to a fund to help process
the applications. From what we
learn, they are trying to put off
Shearings on these charges until
after the election.
As far as, we have been able
to find out, nothing of this sort
lias happened in Navarro County,
though local Acting Postmaster;
Billy Prince Berry says he has
never received any request for
ia donation to either party, his
appointment is still pending.
Dulles in six words:
(now. You pay later.”
A GOP propaganda movie called
‘‘The Republican Small Business
Program” has been released with,
assurances that the film shows) an
actual businessman who is ^eter-
nally grateful for a Small Busi-
,/ ness Administration loan.
The “merchant” turns out to
!have been a television profes-
sional, the Washington Post and
Times Herald reports.
The film was made in a mar-
ket operated by Henry J. Rubin,
“who was paid $40 to stay out
of his grocery store for two
hours while actors did their j
WHO IS THIS?
We had quite a few guesses
)on the blonde mystery lady last
week, among them Torchy Hug-
gins, Mary Louise Murphrey, 'and
.Yvonne Gray Wood,, However,
Betty Scarbrough’s mamma cal-
led to verify Mrs. Traster Grif-
fin’s guess that the gal was
We are sed ding the free sub-
scription to Jerald E. Griffin at
Howard Payne in Brownwood in
accordance with Mrs. Griffin’s re-
Here is another mystery of the
few unidentified pictures remain-
ing in the Tribune file. If you
know who this (is, call 6-3261
after nine o’clock on Saturday.
BARBARA ANN LAPTINA
Wedding Set For
Nov. 9 in Houston
Mrs. Pauline M. Lapetina ofv,
Houston, announces the engage-
ment and approaching marriage1
of her daughter, Barbara Ann
Lapetina to Melvin Scruggs, son,
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Scruggs of
The date for the wedding has
been set for November -9 at 8:00
p.m. in the chapel of the Teniplei
Baptist Church in Houston.
The bride-to-be is a June
graduate of John Reagan High
School in Houston. She is em-
ployed by the Southern Pacific
Railroad in Houston.
Melvin, who is an ex-student
),of Kerens High School, is em-
ployed by the Houston Power
and Light Co. The couple plans
to make their home in Houston.
CONFUSION IN PARKING
BLAMED ON MOTORISTS
Officials of the Kerens Inde-
pendent School Distrist Board of
Trustees have received numerous
complaints from motorists who
have had difficulty 'in parking
)and leaving the local Bobcat
Field parking area.
According to these officials,
most of the cause of the con-
fusion can be laid to motorists
who disregard the directors of
traffic at the field. These direc-
tors try to park all the cars
where none will be bocked-, but
by disregarding these men, many
motorists leave their cars where
it is impossible to move other
The Board of Trustees and
other school officials are urging
motorists to obey the signals of
the traffic directors, so no car1
will be blocked, and an orderly
exit from the parking lot can,
TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON
-Mrs. J. E. Simmons and Mrs,
E. H. Norton left for Washing-
ton D.C. by car last Saturday
morning where Mrs. Simmons'
will make an extended visit in
the home of her son, Lt. Col. Hal
Simmons. After a few days visit
Mrs. Norton will return home
Four Local Men In
Car Accident Tuesday
Four local men were involved
in a car wreck late Tuesday af-
ternoon on Highway 287 north of
Palestine. The four young men,
Jerry . Shelton, Donald Barnett,
Don Baxter and James Ray Bax-
ter, were returning from their
rough-necking job on a well near
Palestine when the 1953 Ford,
driven by Jerry Shelton struck
an empty gravel truck turning off
Severe face lacerations were
sustained by James Ray Baxter,
but the other thred* escaped with
only bruises. The car in which
they were riding was almost a,
complete wreck, the fornt end
being completely demolished; The
driver of the truck escaped with
FOR OCT. 15-19
The following is the menu for
the Kerens School Cafeteria for
the week of October 15-19:
Monday—Ham slice, potato sal-
ad, English peas. Bread, apricot
cobbler, milk or chocolate milk.,
Tuesday — Italian spaghetti,
English peas, carrots, combina-
tion salad, chilled peach, brlhd,
milk or chocolate milk.*
Wednesday—Chicken pie, green
lima beans, whipped potatoes,
sliced otmatoes, jello, bread, milk
or chocolate milk.
Thursday — Meat loaf, green
beans, whole new parsley pota-
toes, breiad, date nut cookies, milk
or chocolate milk.
Friday — Hamburgers, baked
beans, potato chips, pickles, pine-
apple upside down cake, milk or1
Double Party Held
For Bates Twins
A double birthday party was
held last Wednesday for thg
Bates twins. Ronda and Ronnie.
They were nine years old. The
pgrty was held at the home 9f
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Barnett and
featured two birthday cakes
baked and decorated by Mrs. Bar-
Also assisting with the ar-
rangements was Mrs. ^ewis Ver-
non, Mrs. Homer Bobbitt and Mrs.
J R. Bates.
After ' party games, refresh-
ments of soda water and ice
cream Dixie cups were |?erved to
the following: Brenda Wallace,
Sue Rash, Freda Sue McGlaun,
Hershel Lee Bobbitt, Jerry Stan-
ider, Ronnie Massey, Larry Hil-
liard, Bettie Sessions, Beckie
Westbrook, Deloria Scott. Cecil
Ann Redford, Darla Massey, Ma-
londa Tekell, Jerry Speed, Bobbie
Anderson, Mary Ella Banks, Pris-
cilla Anderson, Teresa Vernon.
Bobbie Arnett, Debra .Earley and
Bennie Cherry. /
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ANNOUNCE BETROTHAL—Mr. and Mrs. Jack Marshall, Roane, an-
nounce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter,
LoU Ann, to Charles Bradley, son of Mrs. Cora Bradley, Eunice, La.
The wedding will take place Oct. 20 at 6 p. m. at the First' Baptist
Church in Kerens. The_bride-elect is a graduate of Kerens High School
and attended Draughon’s Business College. She is employed by the
Texas Employment Commission in Dallas. The bridegroom-to-be is a
graduate of Eunice High School and served three years in the U. S.
Army. He is now employed with the Harris Drilling Company at Eu-
nice, La. (Photo by Taylor Studio)
Local National Guard Stands
Federal Inspection Tuesday
Battery “C” of the 133rd Field
Artillery Battalion of j.he Texas
National Guard in Kerens, stood
its annual Federal inspection last
Tuesday night at the local ar-
mory. The inspecting officer was
Major R. W. Daves, from the
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry
‘pts of Hillsboro, a daughter,
..eighing 6 lbs. 1 oz on Thurs-
day, Oct. 4. She has been named
Cheryl. Maternal grandparents)
afe Mr. and Mrs. Ama Carpenter
and Mrs. CL C. Cherry, Sr. is the
eat grandmother. The paternal
dparents are Mr. and Mrs. C.
unts of Hillsboro.
Tall In the Saddle
Tickets Reserved For
Tickets for the first conference
game of the year for the® Kerens
Bobcats will go on sale next
Monday morning at the High
School. Tickets for the EdgewoocT
game * will all be reserved and a,
block of 500 has been sent to
Uhe local school. Prices will he
'the same as prevail at local foot-
ball games,. 30 cent and 75 cents.
The reserved seat block is set
(aside for both students and adults,
'the only difference in seats be-
ing the price.
There will also he a special
section reserved for the band and
It is expected that a 'large
number of Kerens rooters will
follow the team to Edgew.ood.
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This convict cowboy will find that being thrown over the head
of a wild brqnc is especially dangerous because of the trampling
hooves. But chills, thrills and excitement are the rule for the
justly world-famous Texas Prison Rodeo. Don’t miss the 25th
Annual show. Performances each Sunday afternoon in October
at Prison Stadium, Huntsville, Texas.
Hold Study on Asia
Southeast Asia, What is it?
Where is it? - Who are its peo-
ple? It is a great arc of green
penninsulas and islands set like
gems in the Indian and Pacific
The Presbyterian Church will
have a mission study on South-
east Asia on Sunday evenings,
Oct. 14, 21 and 28 with suppeb
being served at 6:00 o’clock fol-
lowed by lesson study.
The adults will study the
book. “The/Church in Southeast
Asia” by Winborn T. Thomas and,
Raah B .Manikam. The teacher
will he W. S. Price, Jr. Charles
E. Reese will lead the seniors and
plder youth studying ,‘Give and
Take” by Herman C. Ahrens.
. John C. Beck will use the book
“Day After Tomorrow” by Alic^-,
IrtpHudson Lewis, with the junior
‘high group. “Ricardo’s Search” by
Grace W. MeGauran with Mrs.
Aubrey Earley as teacher, will
^interest the junior group. Mrs.
Joe Sims and the primary group
will use the book, “Second Son”
by Margaret Clemons McDowell.
After a thorough inspection of
each man in ranks, the inspector
observed each section of the Bat-
tery. There were six officers, one
warrant officer and 64 enlisted
men present for the inspection.
Major Daves was highly pleased
with the appearance and train-
ing of the Kerens Unit.
Other out-of-town officers pres-
ent for the inspection were: Col.
H. B. Lane, lAit Advisor, '36th
Division of Artillery of San An-
tonio; Lt. Col. J. CL Gaston, Com-
manding bfficer of the 133rd FA
Battalion from Corsicana; Major;
D. T. Kownslar, executive officer
of the 133rd Field Artillery Bat-
talion of Athens; Major Zack
Stockton, Plans and Training for
the 133rd Field Artillery Batta-
lion of Kerens and 1st Lt. C. E.
Hutchinson, motor officer of the
133rd- FA Battalion of Corsicana.
Capt. Weston Wallace is com-
canding officer of the Kerens
group. Other local officers are
Lts. George Ray Bradley of Kauf-
man. Lynn Holloway, John R.
McSween, Henry D. Hulan, Wade
Johnston, Kenneth Johnston and
Sidney Johnston. First Sergeant
is Aubrey Earl4y. Sgt. Wilmer
Bain is adininistrative assistant
jahd the only full-time guards-
man attached to the Kerens unit.
Bobcats To Meet
Mart Here Tonight
By GARLAND HAWKINS
Tribune Sports Editor
The Kerens Bobcats won their^
fifth game in a row last Thurs-
day night on Bobcat Field as they
(downed the Gladewater “B” team
by the score of. 20-13.
Dick Goines led the Bobcatsi
Garden Club Holds
First Meet of Year
The Kerens Garden Club met
in the home of Mrs, R. P. Walk-
|er last Thursday morning for a
coffee session. Mrs. ' G. Lt. San-
ders and Mrs. H. J. Newsom shar-
ed hostess duties.
This was the first meeting of
the 1956-1957 season.
After roll was called, Mrs. V.
D. Bruner read the following
club officers for the new year:
President, Mrs. V. D. Bruner;
Vice President, Mrs. R.'A. Bain;
Secretary, Mrs. H. J. Newsom;
Treasurer, Mrs. W. P. Ingram;
Parliamentarian, Mrs. Lacy Gar-
rett, Reporter, Mrs. Elmin How-
After a brief business meeting
the fifteen members were in-
vited into the dining room where
Mrs. V. D. Brunei', assisted by
Mrs. Robert A. Bain, ppured cof-
fee for the members present and
members served themselves to
cheese twistees and cookies.
Decoration for the table was
a very beautiful arrangement of
fall leaves with fruit and gar-
den vegetables and Indian corn.
scoring as he went over from
the 3-yard line in the first quar-
ter and from the 1-yard line in.
the fourth period.
Buddy Henderson accounted for;
the other Bobcat score as he*
scored from three yards out in
•the second quarter. Rayburn
Griffin converted after the first
two touchdowns, but his third
attempt was blocked.
Gladewater’s Scores came on a
61-yard run and an 8-yard pass.
The Bobcats will get their first
real test of the season on Bob-
cat Field Friday night when they
meet the" Mart Panthers.
Coached by Clifford Lindloff,
former Kerens coach, the Pan-
thers have a 4-1 record. The loss)
being a 20-13 setback at the hands
(of McGregor. The Panthers lost
only five boys from last year’s
team that beat the Bobcats by the
score of 20-6.
Coach Tommy Phillips says the
local boys are in good shape
for the game and officials pre-
dict a sell-out crowd at Bobcat
Students are reminded to get
their tickets at school before
3:45 p.m. Friday as only adulti
■tickets will be on sale at the)
This is the last non-conference
game of the season, with the
Bobcats starting their conference
play next week with Edgewood.
After that comes Malakoff, Can-
ton and Brownsboro to close the
season November 16.
The game at a glance:
Student Council To
The Student Council of Kerens
High School met last Friday, Oct-
ober 5 for their regular meeting.
The minutes of the previous
meeting were read by Lameta,
Goodwin ancl aproved by the
Covncil. It was decided that the
band take the coke machine pro-
ject and run it.
It was decided that Kerens
High would hold an election for
president of the United Stales
to taTte place November 6, the
same day- as the general elec-
tion, the results of which would
he posted on the bulletin board.
A member of the Student
Council asked if there would he
any school dances this year. Mr.
Johnston, sponsor of the group,
(asked members of the Council to
ask different parents their opin-
ions and report hack to the Stu-
dent Council next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned by
Pat Anderson, student body pres-
ANNUAL DEER HUNT
Eleven local men left early
this week for their annual deer-
Jiunt.ing trip. This year it was
planned that the group will hunt
in southerh Utah. They will be
gone about 10 days,
Making the trip this year are:
Milton Johnston, Tennyson Whor-
,ton, Dr. Hoffer, W. G. Johnson,
Don Morton, Jack, Tillman and
Willie Reed, Lester Walker, Les-
!ter Shelton and Sam Upchurch.
DAYID STMS CELEBRATES
THIRD BIRTHDAY FRIDAY
David' Sims, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Sims celebrated his 3rd
birthday Friday afternoon xwith a
David and 12 of his little
friends spent the afternoon play-
ing games until they were called
in to see the honoree open his
gifts. This Was a very exciting
moment for all.
All the children then gathered
around" a picnic table on the lawn
while David blew out the candles:
ion the traditional birthday cake.
After the “Hapny Birthday” song,
-Mr. and' Mrs. Billie Boh Mayo:
Vre the proud parents of a baby
son, horn Friday afternoon, Oct.
5 at the Memorial Hospital in
Corsicana. The young man tipped
the scales at 5 pounds, 15 ounces
a,nd has been named William
Robin. The paternal grandparents
are, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mayo and
Mrs. Ben Miller will be in the 1 the maternal grandparents are!
nursery. Mr. and Mrs. George Gerdau of
. Anvone interested is cordially Culver City, Caiif. Both motrer1
invited to attend this studx^. and son are doing fine.
Yds. Gained Rush.
Yd-s. lost Rush.
Yds. gained Pass.
Passes Inter, by
No. of Punts
Ball lost fumbles
Yds. Penalized 20
Score by quarters
Kerens ■ 7
.TACK ANDERSON BURNED
IN FIRE DRILL FRIDAY
At a reghlar drill of the Ker-
ens Volunteer Fire Department
last Friday night, ,Jack Ander-
son sustained a severe burn on
bis left arm. The. accident oc-
curred as Jack stood on the back
of "the fire truck. The big hose,
as- it was being pulled from^the
back of the truck, scraped his
(arm, causing the deep burn. His
condition is reported as satis-
Mr. Stafford Cunnngham, Fire
Chief, stated that it is to avoid
just such, accidents) or worse that
(these drills .are so vital. They
are held every Thursday night,
but since there was a football.
game here last Thursday, the
practice session was postponed to
s;aid £bat Barbara is a member
dake. candy and punch was serv-^qf the largest student body in
led to the gue’sts. Balloons were
used as favors.
Mrjs. Aubrey Lee Saunders and
Mrs. Robert Saunders assisted
ATTEND CLUB MEETING
Mesdames E. H. Gray and J.
B. Coates attended a hoard meet-
ing of th Third District of Fed-
erated Clubs > in Hughes Springs
Tuesday. The meeting was called
by the President to map out
work for the year.
-Mrs. Gray is co-chairman of
tile Fine Arts Division of the
Federated Clubs and Mrs. Coates'
accompanied her as a guest.
BARBARA HATTON AMONG
Nacogdoches. Oct. 9 —(Spl) —
Barbara Batton from Kerens has
enrolled tor the fall semester at
Stenlien F. Austin State College.
SFA Registrar ,S. W. McKewen
the history of the college. This
fall’s enrollment, exceeded the
nrevious high of 1,70'6 in the fall
VISITS IN KERENS
M-Sgt. W. L. Cunningham was, *
in Kerens Tuesday in connection
with the Federal Inspection of
the local National Guard. Ser-^
geant Cunningham is a Sergeant-
- Advisor for the 36th Division Ar-
tillery. Ho was to return, to San
Antonio Thim^dnw after yisitto'*
iwqpv Nat-tonal Guard installa-
tions in this ^roa..
Sergeant Cunningham is the'
son of Mrs. Edna Cunningham.
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Kittley, Wayne W. The Kerens Tribune (Kerens, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1956, newspaper, October 12, 1956; Kerens, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth810465/m1/1/: accessed August 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Kerens Public Library.