The Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, May 16, 1947 Page: 3 of 12
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The Panhandle Herald, Panhandle, Carson County, Texas
Friday, May 16, 1947
All Good Wishes
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE
1947 GRADUATING CLASS
You boys and girls have accomplished
much in attaining this great honor. We-
know your graduation from Panhandle
Higli School is the first step toward
greater successes to come.
WILKINS BROS. SERVICE STATION
» Intersection Highways 60 and 117
PHILLIPS GASOLINE and MOTOR OIL
Preston Wilkins Ervin Wilkins
To the Graduates of
Panhandle High School
CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES! ... To you
who are going away to college, out to the farm or
starting a home — we’re proud of you!
May receiving your diploma be the beginning of a
new, prosperous life for you, and may it contain a
wealth of happiness.
IBIEST IMPLEMENT 00.
JOHN DEERE DEALER
Best of Luck
We are happy to offer you congratu-
lations and to wish you great success.
UNIVERSAL MOTOR CO
DE SOTO AND PLYMOUTH
Sales and Service
C. H. BELL
By Gwynn Jones
EPITAPH JONES closed the door
l-' of the crazy old cabin with a
resounding bang. He gave the house
a malignant look before he turned
and stamped noisily off the sagging
Though he looked a carefree fig-
ure, Epitaph’s thoughts were acute-
ly painful. “A weepin’ woman. Al-
ways a-weepin’. Livin’ in lux’ry, a
lovin’ mgn, all the work she can do
and still she weeps. No sooner she
stops weepin’ for one thing she be-
gins weepin’ for somethin’ else.
Weep and cry—cry and weep, till I
gotta find me some real sunshine
As though drawn by a magnet, his
feet climbed a steep street, passed
a pool hall, a fruit market, a barber
shop, a pawn shop. He turned
through a white-washed gate into a
neat yard where red tubs set on
great gray stumps waited their sum-
mer cargo of flowers.
Epitaph’s knock was answered by
a trim young woman who greeted
him with a pleased laugh.
“Why, how-de-do Mr. Jones. I
was jest sayin’ to myself I wisht that
nice Mr. Jones would drop along
and here you come promenadin’ in.
Do have this easy chair, Mr. Jones,
and lemme take your hat.”
Tearful spring had drifted into
gracious summer and summer had
faded into frost-tinted autumn when
Epitaph again crossed the black and
gray ash heaps where grimy chil-
dren and bony goats still swarmed.
He did not swagger now. His rai-
ment was as natty as ever and his
cap still clung at a rakish angle but
there was a chastened air about him.
He had a look of one who has suf-
fered a grievious disillusionment.
1947 Senior Class
Bill Bumpas was born October
7, 19 29, at Fort Worth. His pa-
rents are Mr. and Mrs. R. D.
Bumpas. He has attended school
in Panhandle four years, being a
transferee from Sherman, Tex. He
has been on the football squad
four yeurs, a member of the bas-
ketball and track teams and the
Choral Club. He was president of
F. F. A. in 1946. His future plans
Thad Carroll was born January
9, 1930, in Panhandle. He is the
sen of Mr. aind Mrs. Edwin B.
Carroll, and he has attended Pan-
handle schools for 11 years. He
was class treasurer in 19 47 and
was a member of the. Science Club
and F. F. A. three years. He plans
to go to college but has not de-
Lula Maye Cummings
Lula Maye Cummings was born
in Amarillo, July 29, 19 30. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Cummings and has attended
Panhandle schools 10 years. She
was class treasurer in 194 5 and
best-looking in senior Who’s Who.
She was a member cf the Spanish
Club, Homemaking Club, Pep
Squad, Senior Double Trio, Don1
ble Trio, and Panther Scream.
She was also a member of the vol-
leyball, basketball and baseball
teams. She plans to attend Okla-
homa University in the fall.
Oleta Dowlen was born in Pan-
handle August 23, 1930. Her
parents are Mr. and Mrs. T. O.
Dowlen. She has attended Pan-
handle schools 111 years. She was
a class officer in 194 5 and a
member of Who’s Who. She was a
member of the Choral Club, Home-
making Club, Pep Squad, Pan-
ther Scream, and the volleyball
-and basketball teams. She plans
to enter college at North Texas
State College in Denton.
Billie Ray Evans
Billie Ray Evans was born in
Amarillo May 12, 1930. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Evans and she has attend-
ed Panhandle schools 11 years.
She was vice-president in 19 44.
class favorite in 19 45 'and 19 4 7.
She was a member of the basket-
ball, volleyball, and tennis teams.
Also Choral Club, Science Club
and the Pep Squad. She plans to
further her education at West
Texas State College in Canyon.
Amendment 0, K.
AUSTIN — The first constitu-
tional amendment which the 50th
Legislature has submitted to a
vote of the people next August
23—that for new buildings at the
state’s 16 colleges and universi-
ties—has the full endorsement of
Gov. Beauford H. Jester.
In signing the joint resolution
which submits the amendment to
a vote of the people the governor
noted that it will accomplish its
purpose without an increase in
taxes and declared that in his
judgment the proposal is perhaps
the greatest forward step taken
in furthering the state’s higher
The governcr declared:
‘‘I want to commend to every
citizen of Texas the fullest meas-
ure of support for the constitu-
‘‘The proposed amendment will
provide badly needed funds for
the construction of buildings at
our 16 higher educational insti-
tutions. It will accomplish th(9
without requiring the levy of am
‘‘The provisions of the pro-
posed amendment call for an al-
location or earmarking of exist*
ing taxation ,the 35-cent state all
valorem tax being reduced to 30
cents to balance the 5 cents of
the constitutional 7-cent Confetl-
erate veterans’ pension tax whicfe
has been assigned to this pur-
‘‘In my judgment, this is ppr*
haps the greatest forward step
that has yet been taken by ouf
state in furthering its higher e<Jlp*
cational system and is one wUiph
should meet the approval of every
forward looking Texan.”
A FULL WEEK’S ENTERTAINMENT
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, May 16-17
— Double Feature —
‘MURDER IN THE MUSIC HALL’
with VERA RALSTON and WILLIAM MARSHALL
SUN., MON., TUES., May 18, 19 and 20
Cary GRANT - Ingrid BERGMAN - Claude RAINS in |
WEDNES. and THURS., May 21 - 22
“THE COCKEYED MIRACLE”
with FRANK MORGAN and KEENAN WYNN
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, May 23 24 — KAY FRANCIS and
PAUL KELLY in “ALLOTMENT WIVES, INC.” Also BOB
STEELE in “SIX GUN MAN”.
“Why how-de-do, Mr. Jones. I
was jest sayin’ to myself I wisht
that nice Mr. Jones would come
Pausing before the crazy old cab-
in, he surveyed it fondly. Then he
tip-toed across the sagging porch
and slowly pushed open the protest-
A TALL thin woman in a dejected
A*- black dress appeared from an
inner room. She saw Mr. Jones and
oegan to laugh. Mr, Jones felt the
universe reeling. Sissy laughing!
“Why Sissy, I thought you was
such a weepin’ woman. You sick,
“No indeedy. Never felt better in
my life. Come right in, Epitaph.”
Sissy trilled merrily.
“How come you to change so,
Sissy chuckled, “Well, when you
went off with that gigglin’ Cyrene
[ took a thought to myself. If that
ao-account Cyrene can laugh anoth-
er girl’s man away from her, I says,
[ better learn me some laughs too,
so I did.”
Epitaph shuddered as at a prick-
“But Sissy, I don’t like laughin’
women. Can’t you weep jest a lit-
“No, I’ll weep no more. How come
you stayed at Cyrene’s so long if
you don’t like laughin’ women, Epi-
“This mornin’ she got a—a kind
of laughin’ fit and throwed a ham-
mer at me. So I took it was kind of
a hint and I jest natchelly snuck out
and left. Hammer hit me, too.”
“Ain’t that a shame. Cyrene didn’t
ought to act so. Now me when I
have laughin’ fits I jest hurl flat
irons,” and Sissy caught up one that
stood on a near-by table and ad-
vanced on her guest in a perfect gale
'T'HE west was still bright when
A Epitaph beached his boat on the
sandy shore. A crooked path led
him to a small clearing in a wood.
On a ragged blanket before a ram-
shackle hut built mostly of packing
cases and tin strips, sprawled a
man, idle, relaxed, half-hidden in a
haze of rank tobacco smoke. A
scrawny hound, equally relaxed,
dozed beside him. As Epitaph Jones
gazed on that peaceful scene a sense
of relief, of security, swept over him.
The man on the blanket looked up.
He spoke with a rare economy of
“Hi, Ep’taph. Make y’sef t’home.
Meet m’ sis’ ’Vang’line.” He closed
his eyes, exhausted.
Epitaph shivered—half turned to
flee. Then he made an about-face.
Said Mr. Jones most politely,
“How-de-do, Miss ’Vangeline, I jest
dropped in to see would you like me
for a steady boarder. I need me a
change of climate, bad, and with you
I could dwell forever in one apex of
glorious delightsomeness,” conclud-
ed Mr. Jones in an ecstatic burst of
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... one that takes years of study and
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the Graduates on their efforts and
may their success be continued.
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Honor to Seniors
We offer the best wishes to our 1947 Senior Class as
they get ready to graduate Tuesday, May 20. This
fine group of 40 boys and girls is one that Panhandle
is proud of. May they gather other honors as they go
O. D. SMITH
‘YOUR MINNEAPOLIS - MOLINE FARM EQUIPMENT DEALER’
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Warren, David M. The Panhandle Herald (Panhandle, Tex.), Vol. 60, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, May 16, 1947, newspaper, May 16, 1947; Panhandle, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth883940/m1/3/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carson County Library.