Louis Buttman wins $25,000

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Louis Buttman wins $25,000 - 7-A THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Texas,...
7-A THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Texas, Friday Evening, June 14,1957 IS THAT REAL MONEY? -- Steve Butman could hardly believe his eyes as his mother, Mrs. Louis Butman, Rt. 4, Merkel, showed him and sister Beverly the little green slip for $25,000 she won in Chevrolet Lucky Traveler contest. Beverly clutches her kitty, Princess. (Staff photo) (THIS YEAR) She Can't Afford To Win Any MERKEL, June 13 -- Mrs. Louis Butman, who received her check for $25,000 with a new Corvette Corvette coming up later, says she's through with prize contests. Until Until January 1, 1958. "I just cnn't afford to win anything anything else this year," she says. "Uncle Sam would get most of it now." Thursday morning Mrs. Bulman was given a $25,000 check from General Motors by Vcrnon W. Hartman of Dallas, zone sales manager, Walter Price of Dallas regional sales promotion manager, and Charles Hoggscll Jr. of Mcr- kel, a partner in Badger Motor Co. "AH the words in Webster's unabridged unabridged diclionary can't describe how thrilled I am to get my hands on this," Mrs. Butman said of the check. Asked if she had ever seen a ?25,000 check before she laughed and said, "Not one with my name on it." A regular press caravel) three cars made the 10-mile trip from Mcrkel to the Butman ranch homo southwest of he:-c for the ceremony of delivering the check. Mr. Butman and the Butman's two children, Beverly, 10, and Steve, 8, stood by as happy participants in the event. The big check which she received received today is only the 51st in line when it comes to prizes. She's been at it 38 months (entering (entering contests) and she's- collected, collected, among other prizes: Trip to Mexico and Acapulco (coming up anytime she's ready). Cadillac auto and $1,000 cash. Automatic washer. Television set. Two radios. Two bicycles. 36 pairs of nylons. Three pairs of skates (for 1 once she took the botton prize and not the lop). More than $500 in various cash awards. Electric knife sharpener. Electric Mixer. Electric percolator. Scissors set for sewing. And 10 gallons of gasoline (but it was tho triple-premium kind.) Even the Butman small fry have the contest bug. Steve won nn Eschleman motor car (small sized sports car) and Beverly won a watch among other things. Mr. Butman also won a prize offered by an Abilene florist but he says he "got left in the dust." Sincerity is what Mrs. Butman tags as her success sesame. "I tried entering a few contests where I wasn't enthusiastic about the products and it just flopped flat. I couldn't do it." However, she also credits her reference shelf with giving her the tools. She has two sets of encyclopedias encyclopedias as well as Webster's International Unabridged dictionary, dictionary, plus these books: Sophisticat cd Synonyms (Rodale), What to Name the Baby (Garden City), Laird's Promptory (Henry Holt Co.), Roget's Thesaurus, New Dictionary of Thoughts, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (Harper) and The Improved Rhyming Dictionary by Whilfield (Crowell). The Corvette is being made to her special order and will be delivered early in July, Hoggsett said. It would retail, with all accessories which came with it, for about 54,200. However her price will be pretty close to dealer's cost, Hai'tman explained. Mrs. Butman says she has her best prizes in jingle contests "where you complete the last you know." She had to sign agreement lhat she would not divulge her winning jingle--ever. She does not consider herself "professional," although she says she never enters a contest you are required to state past of pcrlcnces as a contest winner. "I think as long as I really believe In what I'm saying I still have a lot to win." M MIVI fH M IYI M S SAVE M M M M IVI M M M IVI IVI IVI M M M M M M M M IVI M M IVI IVI M M r M M M M IVI IV! M M and

Clipped from Abilene Reporter-News14 Jun 1957, FriPage 13

Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas)14 Jun 1957, FriPage 13
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