Stamford American and The Stamford Leader (Stamford, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1960 Page: 1 of 16
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AND THE STAMFORD LEADER
STAMFORD, JONES COUNTY. TEXAS. MAY 19. 196<>
leader Volume 68, Number 3!*—American Volume 37, Number 12
More Than 7Q Students
‘ * \ f* V * ■ ■ y . ^ ;
Candidates for Graduation
Furthering its Intentions to
take an active part tn the pro-
posed street improvement pro-
gram. the City of Stamford is
advertising for bids to be open
ed June S.
Plans for the bid-calling were
worked out at a special meet
ing of the council Igst week,
j A bid was made by one firm
several weeks ago. and while
it appeared to be in line with the
proposal, the eity deemed «t
wise to secure others.
The program has been under
discussion over a period of
weeks, and only recently at a
town-hall meeting it was voted
by a group of representative
citizens to seek certain facts
Upwards of about 70 seniors
are candidates to receive diplo-
mas this spring at Stamford
High School, according to an in-
complete list of names released
this week by the school.
The baccalaureate ceremony
is scheduled for May 29 at the
St. John's Methodist Church
with Rev. Newton Starnes, pas-
tor. bringing the message.
Commencement will be con-
ducted at the First Baptist
Church May SI with the pastor.
Rev. Jack Southerland, bring-
ing the message
Contrary to the normal, hoy
grgdr -*** Outnumber girls
by a wide margin this
Biggs. Pat Bonds. Kenneth Bor-
ing, Ben Buie. James Carlton,
Roy Cole. Robert Dickenson
Bobby CambUn. Jimmy Green.
Jerry Hardin. Mike Harrison.
Charlie Helmer. Mark Hinson.
I-arry Johnson. Detton Jones.
O. K Jones 111. Duane Lindsey. - Ronnie Rlek. Wendell Robinaoa,
Kent Lindsey. Thomas Lovvorn. Douglas KosemiuiaL Roy Don
Tommy Massey, Richard Me- Sconce. Gary Seay. Alfred Snur-
Gary. Andy Moreland. Hermo ley.-James Smith, Keith Teague,
Moreno. Hollis Muehlstein. William Thompson. John Rd
John BUI Oman. Burt Pardue. Welch. Norman Whitworth and
Jimmy Prewit. Wayne Heimer. I Billy Williams.
Count Down Nearly 860—
How? Stamford Asks
Of Population Slumi
■ %s* gm*. — - - s ~
anything sway from the eonact in* recent etmtsalhin involv. Don -slightly in
entious census Mm. SUm ing roughly SO homes and | Wllh th„ excf
property owners along a
block section of one street
si least a tentative go-ahr
1 op j little less than SO. The final, com ford was feverishly trying to de
5^7 iplele ijHp# •—'SF' - —. J city'* population
GIRLS * „ The prciimkpgft' Ytgtire* re
P „K '' X " ^ -------
r PhyilUf AJK&, Judy Bean. Glo at Abil«*n«* ifintfiil
M* Blackwell. Elizabeth Boose £ L
SlSTSo WUJ*“ou-" by
•nd pRiy this
started on g
('.flat win Mi«d
* tV hundreds.
DEN AW — Five Stamford
seniors are among SSI who have
applied for bachelor's degrees
at North Texas State College
Baccalaureate services will
be held at 11 a m May 29 with
. the *Hev. Granville Walker of
Fort Worth's University Chris-
tian Church as speaker. Com-
mencement exercises are sche-
duled for 8 p m May 31.
These candidates and their
i degrees are:
Sharon Louise Lane, daugh-
ter of Mr and Mrs Richard C.
I-ane. 1214 Park Dr . bachelor
of business administration
Mn -Warv Allen James,
5237. dir a drop of 782
The only consolation to hi*
found in the picture is the fact
that several other areas reflect
; the same condition However.
Anson and Hamlin showed in-,
creases. Anson rose from 270H
in 1950 Co the recent 2879 for a.i
increase of 162. Hamlin's 19V0
count of 3569 rose to 3772. or an
increase of 203
Bulldogs ’61 Status
Still Big Question
The homes figures are exclu-
| The First Baptist Chuicl.
I building program was given the
! green light Sunday and church
( officials will meet Friday after-
I r.oon at 2 to op* n bids for the
| various proposed projects which
j includes an all-new educational
i The g*>-ahcad w-*s given when
'it uas voter! to jrccjit the re-
commendations of the building
finanr c committee an>l deaeuii.
[The propos.il: anli r< present
, an outlay of around $230. •10'l
Aside from the new educa-
I tional building, which is esti-
mated to cost in the neighbor-
hoed of $190 000. an additional
$6,000 is earmarked for pav-
ing of parking lots. $4,000 for
remodeling of the present edu-
cational building. 910.000 for
air conditioning. SlO.Ofki for re-
modeling present auditorium.
him I another $10,000 for furni-
ture for the new building.
The new unit will he erected
on the site occupied by the old
Sledge home. The residence
which had been utilized by the
church for a period of years,
was recently razed to make
room of the addition
mates apparently did not hold
up as expected
It was recalled that West Tex-
as Utilities residential meter
rustonriers was at an all-time
high at the e crfnd M 1-ooe filar
Gas showed an Increase of UK
meters during the last decade,
and Ihc City oi Stamford's in-
service meters were 153 ahead
of the same period of 1950 «hn
the last government count was
made of the population
Southwestern Bel! Telephone
number of subscribers The 19-
nounces Sam Hopper, manager y, coun, wt| ,372 rom|„r„,
of the recently-opened Stamford wlth ,hp January I960 total of
f.anes | 1536 It must la* mentioned how
Hopper said the main pur- 1 ever that of the recent total 385
pose of the meeting is to form are rural In 1950 the company
the association, but added lh.it showed 281 rural users
other matters in the interest of Meanwhile, city hall records
heller bowling may come up for reveal the unmistakable fact
discussion lie .urged a ! I lhat 161 new rcsidonc «** wen-
bowlers who plan to partiri 'anil inside the- citv limits from
Meet to Talk
Set for Friday
Although the issue has been i TIL representatives were in ’ intent to allenc
widely publicized in the state Stamford weeks ago to make j versity beginnli
press, Stamford is still in the I its investigation. According to It appears to
dark altout its athletic' status, | last week's press release, the | a stift penalty’ll
especially involving 1961 activ- violation centered around the i The,only quest!
ilies. recruitment program The ques- the status of the
The press late las* week in.1"*'' involved Wendell < Bfg Dad- j 61 season
a release from Austin, said the 'tv* Robin.-on's status as an ell-1 Meanwhile.
Stamford High School athletic «‘Me member of the team. , from a reliable
department had violated re Robinson, whu 1-; : r heduled will be no less ,
c mltment rules, and as a con- tf> feradudte this spring only a letics at SHS
sccienc e would have to give tin f«*w <l!*-vs signed a letter of •trictive penod
Of Auto Supplies
The merger e«f Auto Springs
A Supply Co . and Gulf 4c Wes-
tern 'Corp . distributor of auto-
motive parts and supplies, has
been announced liy John II
Duncan, president of G4cW
Auto Springs A Supply oper-
ates stores in Stamford. Wichi-
ta Falls. Abilene. Vernon and
' The announcement said AS&S
will operate as a subsidiary of
Gulf A Western, and that no per-
sonnel changes are plannee!
Board Will Meet
Sunday to Study
Sager ton (/it!
it Hnl<> //iV/i
count in Stamford .mil adjoin-
The hoard of stewards of St mg areas .
John's Methodist Uhureh will The letter came from Max
meet Sunday afternoon to look Mossholder. district supervi-
over architect’s plans for a pro- I sor at Abilene, who praised the
posed remodeling program and ! enumerators for a splendid joli
at a date yet to be named, the of assembling and t(-porting in
proposal will be presented to the ! formation
membership for consideration Mrs Blackburn listed the*..-
F K 'Buster* Upshaw hoard enumerators working in Stai:i-
rhairmah. said the board w.U lord proper Mmes Carl Sweu
assemble at 1 30 Sunday after- son A I) Green E G Bosse
noon at the church The arehi- J'»- Mash. Jack Crockett, Re-
fect will present plans for re- sie Shanafett Outside Stamford
modeling .the auditorium which were Mmes. May Car Icy and
fui* been under rransrderatKwr- Helen Stephen* . . ___
for several weeks A cost figure Anson Mmes Neva Ctknurn.
was not available this week j Marie Clayton Ethel Clifton
tj.# / I-arry Dipplc Named
II-SII (lass Officer
Larrv IMpple .»f Stamford has
tieen elected vice president of
the sophomore class at llardin
Simmons Cniversity for - the
1960-61 school year
Dipple is the son erf Mr and
Mrs M H Dipple. 1112 South
Named for ’60
11! Contest Winners —
Marverine Shuqiiifit, lt‘ft. atui Sandra Garrett, tmth
menil*«*r-s of th** .Inn*< r Leadera flub, were second
place winners in the District 4fl eontest held at
Wichita Falls recently. The tw.-i Will attend the
Texas til roundup to be held at Texas A&M College.
A hack toward next season':
fwrfBilT le«m was taken . *.•».;
fit am ford High SchcKiI thl* week ;
with the naming of a trio who
will art as captains during the
Chosen were 'Wayne Bates.!
I.arrv Ilealgktnson and Ronnie i
Hodgkinson. a lineman, was !
among the rrgular starters last j
season, while Bates and Gerloff j
altrmaled at barks
Coach I-arry Warte* and his j
Bulldogs will open the 1960 grid ''
year when they j<d trt Quattih j
Sept 2. Meanwhile however. I
fall workouts start Aug, 15, j
51*01*0 SUNDAY *
The Jones and Haskell Coun-
ty singers will meet Sunday at
the Calvary Baptist Church
Johnny F«*rx o«n *rf Mr ah<7
Mrs John t sirs. Is sshltator-
lan ., ,
Jialv < unn. daughter of Mrs
John l Br'M>ks of Sagerton. is
third in her class
Graduating seniors arc Jack
Colberi Steve Denton Johnns
Estes. Maragarita Guerr **.
Sherry Kile. Judy Guinn. I*rg
Arj Mueller. H L Boss Cleta
True Glen Dalv Sehonerstedt.
Jimmy Riggins anr 'ames Wen
To VFW Offices Sunday
Week at Friday the 13tli
lA>ft Its Mark on Stamford
- Spiker, Abilene, conductress,
t! The men's hfanrh named
•*: these other officer* Bill Ber-
* tram. Abilene. District 8 com-
t mander- W P. Brooks. Sweet-
* | water, junior vice president,
M and Henry and Rector
| Department of Texas Com-
t j mander Oscar B. Jones , of
1 Longview"" addressiMI the ron-
'* j vent ion at both Sunday morn-
•! ing and afternoon sessions,
:• I While Rector, .chaplain of the
i*l Stamford post for 14 years.
, conducted joint memorial ser-
. I vices Sunday morning
•I Among those in attendance
'j’were Hedwig Eaton. Amarillo.
- j current department president.
* j and two past department pres-
; | klents. Ruby Joe Roe and Mary
- Pat Vogel, both of Abilene.
*1 It was voted to hold the fall
r' convention in Brownwood
C ounty Dampened
decline the By Light Shower
Anyway you look at H. the
week of Friday the 13th left its
mark on S4an>ford But Stam-
fordites can be thankful for one
fli1ng--the fateful day will not
appear again on the 1960 calen-
To start the train reaction
t Stamford recorded its coldest
day in May in more than a half
century And then just to prove
the Texas braggadocio, the
weather warmed up sharply
Saturday afternoon to aet an
other weather record
Along about Thursday Stam-
ford got a terrific jolt when the
icensus bureau announced that
1 the I960 populatatn count
showed a sharp
first In 44 years
Then came the big blow The A light shower dampened a*
Texas Interscholavtic league large section of Jones bounty
at Austin ruled that the Stam-'earlv Wednesday morning out j
ford High School football ac- tn no case was it of sufficient
compiishments due to Its treat-1 amounts to halt farm work. Mrs R L. Wilcox returnee!
men* of a TIL rule, would lose a check of the various con:- from Ix*vrlland following a 10
its 1959 state AA championship munities around Stamford re- Lday visit with Mr Wilcox
trophy and at the same time th* sealed W hile there they spent the week
school would be placed und<-r New Hope. Tuxedo Sager- end in San Angelo with Mr
the watchful eye of TIL for the ton, Avoea and Erirksdahl Wilcox's daughter and husband
next two years each reported only light show- Mr. and' Mrs James Douglas.
Last week's freeze * was ers Stamford measured 3 erf In San Angelo at the same
just five degree* above freer- , an inch time was another daughter and
Ing The mercury climbed to 108 Dark, ominous c loud* ho\- husband. Mr and Mrs. I) A
Saturday afternoon, and even rered over the area Wedne* ; Hark rider of Rracfy. and Mr
heat that at Faint Greek where dav morning but only a light t Wilcox's son. Dxk Wilcox, of
a 112 reading was reported \ sprinkle resulted in Stamford Artesia. N M.
Graduates to Hear
State Sen David Ratliff of
Stamford will deliver the com-
mencement address'at Hawley
Friday night when that school
mark* the end of the current
term The event is scheduled for
8 o'clock at the school cafeteria.
Miss Carol Burrow, daugh-
ter of Mr and Mrs. Ben C
Burrow of Dallas, has been
elected to Mortar Board at
Texas Tech Mortar ’ Board Is
a senior women's honorary or-
ganization Miss Burrow ha*
been awarded a teaching fel-
lowship in the government de-
partment at Tech, and this Sep-
tember will begin wgrk toward
her master's degree
The Stamford Garden Club
will meet for breakfast in the
home of Mrs W T. 'Buck* Sto-
vall. 1109 Columbia Circle. Sat-
urday at 9 a m.
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Craig, Roy M. Stamford American and The Stamford Leader (Stamford, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1960, newspaper, May 19, 1960; Stamford, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth972675/m1/1/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stamford Carnegie Library.