The Mexia Daily News from Mexia, Texas on November 7, 1957 · Page 1
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©V) & - Q 0 0 ffl . © © -A HOME-OWNED INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER SERVING THE PEOPLE 58 YEARS— VOLUME LIX UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE MEXIA. TEXAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1957 NEA COMPLETE FEATURE SERViqE NUMBER 262 Mexia Man Receives Appointment Earl McKeilh, (center) is pictured with L. Robert Castorr, of Dallas, Southwestern division manager of the National Federation of Independent Business, and Si N. Meadow, district manager of the organization from Austin. Mr. McKeith, a.local businessman, was appointed as chairman of Ihe 1 Sixth Congressional District of Texas and is shown receiving a certificate of his appointment. (Mexia Daily News Photo.) AROUND MEXIA The Mexia United Fund total got a big boost this morning when Supt. Vernon Jones and Bobby Roberts submtited the State School contribtuions — $1,932.28. This pushed the United Fund total of $13,295.55. $15,055. The goal is Postmaster G. E. (Jimmie) Blair called to. say that the post office would be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day. There will be no local or rural de- Igicrics but mail will be placed in the post office boxes. Outgoing mail will be dispatched. * * # . Tickets were placed on sale at the Kendrick and Horn Drug store today for the Mexia-Gates- villc game that will be played at Black Cat Field tomorrow night. The District 17-AA contest will be Mexia's Homecoming game and 1947 graduates attending the Homecoming will be recognized during the halftime period. * * * 'Limestone county citizens voted heavily in favor of the three amendments to the Texas Con- Earl McKeith Chairman Of Business Federation Announcement of the appointment of Earl J. McKeith, local businessman, as chairman of the Sixth Congressional District division of the National Federation of Independent Business was made yesterday by S. M. Meadow, district manager for this area. The federation is a non-profit organization that has the largest stitution, according from County Clerk to a report John Kidd. The vote on the three amendments, jn order, was as follows: 892 for and 151 against, 1009 for and 64 against, and 945 for 115 against. *: # *! Earl McKeith was coming out of a local bank Tuesday and came face to face with a man who was one of his fellow Army officers in the early thirties. Earl didn't rec- ogni/c him but L. Robert Castorr, of Dallas, immediately grabbed Earl's arm and said "I know you." Mr. Castorr. who is now a- colonel in the Active Reserve serving as inspector ancj advisor to the 90th Division in Texas., and Mr. McKeith, a Reserve. Army captain, were first lieutenants when they served with each other in the Second Infantry Division. They last saw each other in 1930. Col. Castorr served with Merrill's Marauders in B u r in a d u r i n g World War II. * >:< * Rip McKenzie presented the program al the Rotary club at noon today and showed a film of the eighth annual farm and ranch study tour of Radio Station to the northeastern Unit- Homecoming Set For This Weekend At Coolidge High COOLIDGE — (Spl) — Homecoming activities will begin tomorrow night in Coolidge with the football game featuring the Coolidge Yellowjackets and the Prairie Hill Owls. Starting time for the game is 7:30 p.m. J. R. Ogilvie Jr. of the Coolidge Ex-Student Association urges all ex-students, former teachers and former residents of Coolidge to be at the Homecoming. The next event on the schedule after the football game is a business session to be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Coolidge School auditorium. A. B. Childers, a former agriculture teacher at Coolidge. will be principal speaker at the business meeting. Mr. Childers, who now lives in Mart, is Area 8 supervisor of the Future Farmers of America. Following the business meeting will be a covered dish supper held in the school gymnasium. Food and drinks will be furnished by the Ex-Students Association, financed by the $1 dues. A number of classes are planning informal coffees at different hours throughout the day Saturday so that individual classes might get together for visits, according to John Moody, superintendent. ed Stales and Canada. The lour, which was led by Murray Cox, was made lasl June. Paul Page was program chairman. George Hamilton was introduced us the Junior Rotarian and he had Jimmy Kirgan as his guest. * * * Jaycee Stale Vice-President Milton Brown, of Cameron, will be in Mexia tomorrow to give a brief report during a meeting of the local Jay fees. President James Wilson urges all members to be present at the meeting which will be at 7:30 in the office of the Chamber of Commerce. Final plans will be made for the hypnotist show that will be present al the city auditorium on the night of Dec. 7. SIX PEOPLE KILLED AS TRAIN HITS CAR SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- (UP)— Six persons were killed last night when a New York Central system passenger train iraveling 75 m.p.h. rammed a car on the west edge of New Carlisle, Ind., near here. More than 95 percent of Kanis devoted to farmland. Final Rites Held For Ollie Sounders In Teague Today TEAGUE — (Spl) — Funeral services were held this afternoon for Ollie Saunders, 72, of Teague, with Ihe Rev. Bob Kalb officiating. Burial was in the Cotton Gin Cemetery near Teague. Mr. Saunders died in a Teague hospilal Tuesday. A native of Winchester, he had lived in Teague since 1921. He was a conductor on the Burlington-Rock Inland Railroad. Survivors include his wife; one son Robert Saunders of San Diego. Calif., a stepson. Gilbert Odom, of Irving; one brother, Clarence Saunders of Smithville; and two grandchildren. individual membership of any business organization in the na"- tion. Independent and professional HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMIN PLANNED FRIDAY IN MEXIA Teague Schools Closed After Warning Of Bomb TEAGUE — (Sol) — Students in four schools at Teague were dismissed from classes yesterday after someone called the school and warned that a bomb was planted in a school building. This was the second school in this area to- receive such a call in two days as Groesbeck Supt. H. O. Whitehurst received a similar call Monday morning, causing Texas Rivers Overflow As Rain Continues At By United Press least two Texas rivers Little Change U. S. Weather Bureau fore- casl for Mexia and Norlh Central Texas: Cloudy to partly cloudy and mild with scattered Ihunder- showers this afternoon. Clearing and cooler ionighl and tomorrow. Low expected lonight 50 degrees; high tomorrow 62; low recorded last night 56 degrees; high yesterday 62 degrees. Five hundredths. of an inch of rain was recorded in Mexia during the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. ioday. men of every vocation participale with voting memberships, regardless of other civic or Irade affilia- lions, Mr. Meadows pointed out. Each business member of the Nalional Federation of Independent Business mainlains a voting membership, and all are polled by ballot each month on the bills and issues that affect independent business enlerprise in Ihe nation. These ballots are tabulaled by the local chairman and Ihe results forwarded to Congressman Olin E. Teague in the nation's capital. "This action takes place before Congress votes on debalable legislation arid it is the only' "manner in which it is possible for Congressmen to know the personal opinions of his independent business constituents in an organized and united front," Mr. Meadows stated. Mr. McKeith stated after his appointment that every independent business man of Mexia should be a part of this organization and express their opinions on law and proposed laws of our country for the good of their own businesses. Mr. Meadow was accompanied to Mexia by L. Robert Castorr, the Southwestern division manager for the National Federation of Independent Business. Mr. Castorr formerly served in the U. S. Army with Mr. McKeilh. o- Funeral Services Set In Shiloh For W .H. Thames Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. for W. H. Thames, 77, at the Shiloh Church of Christ with Wayne Lucas officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in Leon County. Mr. Thames 'died at home in Shiloh yesterday. He has lived in Limeslone couniy mosl of his life, but was born in Leon County. Survivors include three sons: Aubrey Thames of Houston, Johnnie Thames of Houston and Roy Thames of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Walker of Freer; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Jackson of Gustine; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Riddle Funeral Home of Mexia is in charge of arrangements. Q __,. FEWER PEOPLE GETTING OLD AGE ASSISTANCE WASHINGTON, D. C.—(UP)— The number of persons receiving old age assistance had dropped lo the lowest point in nearly a decade. Charles L. Schotlland, commissioner of social security, said that 2,498,000 older persons received public aid checks during August. It was Ihe first lime since 194H the total has dropped below the 2'-ii million mark. INGRID AND ROBERTS GET LEGAL SEPARATION ROME — (UP) — Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Ros.sellini obtained a legal separation in Rome today. The action apparently sig- nalled the end of the "sacred love" for which Ingrid seven years ago sacrificed family and suffered exile from Hollywood. NEW WORLD RECORD SET BY JET-POWERED BOAT LAKE CONISTAN, Eng. —(UPI — Water - speed king Donald Campbell today drove his jet- powered Bluebird to a new woi Irl record of 239.061! miles an houi today. churned out of their banks today as fresh rains fell across the stale. The U. S. Weather Bureau predicted more scattered showers throughout Central and southeast Texas bul said skies will slarl clearing from Ihe west lo- morrow and temperatures will be colder. Sherman reported 1.85 inches of rain from midnight to daybreak today. Mexia had .05 of an inch of rain during the 24-hour period that ended at 8 a.m. today. The high temperature here yesterday was 62 and the low last night was 56. Some other rain measurements for the past 24 hours included: Pen-in Air Force Base 1.87; Wich- ila Falls 1.07; Valley View .65; Gainesville .35; Anna .23; Boyd .21; Fort Worth .17; Corsicana .13; Junction and Mineral Wells .11, Waco .09; and Dallas .06. Al 8 a.m. today, a line of thunderstorms ran from Abilene to Mineral Wells to Sherman. These storms were increasing and moving eastward, the weather bureau said. Flooding was reported in the lowlands of the East Fork of the Trinity River in North Central Texas and on the Sulphur River in East Texas. Temperatures were slowly rising over most of the state and skies were cloudy except in the Panhandle and the Pecos Valley westward. Low readings today ranged from 35 at Dalhart to 73 at Corpus Christi. The East Fork of the Trinity barreled into lowlands in North Central Texas and the farmers hastened to remove their cattle from the lowlands in Kaufman county. : —o TORNADO WARNINGS ISSUED IN TEXAS FORT WORTH — (UP) —Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued today lor parts of three southwestern states. The warnings were for extreme northeast Texas, extreme southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas from noon until 7 p.m. cst today. INDICTED FOR ASSAULT COVINGTON, Term. — (UP)— Jesse H. Scott, Sr., a 44-year-old farmer who married an 11-year- old last July, today faced charges of attempted criminal assault on two little girls. Tuberculosis ranks in ninth place as a cause of death. classes in Groesbeck schools to be dismissed. The Teague High School telephone rang at 1 1 a.m. yesterday and Miss Dorothy McVey, secretary to Supt. L. C. solver, answered the telephone. * * * Supl. L. C. Stuver called The Mexia Daily News this afternoon and stated that two high school boys have been questioned and one has admitted calling the school with the bomb warning. Mr. Sluver said that punishment for the boys has not been decided. He added that they may be taken before the school board. Miss McVey stated the caller made one statement, "Tell Mr. Stuver that the bomb in the school will go off at 2 p.m." and then hung up. The call was made from a pay telephone as Miss McVey stated she could hear coins being deposited. Operators in Teague and surrounding towns had no record of a long distance call being made to the Teague school. Supt. Stuver stated he and other school officials believed the call to be a hoax and a prank,, but as a safely precaution, classes had to be dismissed. Students of the two white schools and the two Negro .schools were dismissed and all buildings were searched thoroughly. No bomb was found in any building. Classes were resumed this morning and everything is back to normal, according to Supl. Stuver. A call was made to Groesbeck High School early Monday morning resulting in classes being dismissed, buildings searched anc streets barricaded. Mexia High School Student Council members are going ahead with their plans for the annual school Homecoming that will be held tomorrow despite the inclement weather. The bonfire and pep rally that was scheduled for tonight has been called off. Jacquelyn Spencer, president of the Student Council, says the Homecoming will begin with the registration of ex-students from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the Home- naking cottage. A special assembly will be held n the high school auditorium starting at 2:05 p.m. and fealur- ng music by the Moon.liters, pop- NEWS IN BRIEF FORT WORTH — (UP) —Texas Baptists denounced physical violence in race and labor disputes and the acceptance of Roman Catholic nuns, dressed in the habits of the church, as teachers in "public" schools today. MOSCOW — (UP) — The Soviet Union today displayed for the first lime a rocket officially identified as an intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM. DALLAS — (UP) — The Dallas-Fort Worth turnpike expects its millionth traveler Friday on the multi-laned super highway, and several gifts await the lucky motorist. * * * LONDON — (UP) — Radio Moscow said tonight that the dog in Sputnik II is still alive. They did not reveal if they had any plans to get the dog down alive. * + * WASHINGTON — (UP) —Two Navy Scientists who sighted Russia's Sputnik II early Wednesday said it had the brightness of a first magnitude star and was clearly visible with the naked eve. Buddy Poppy Observance Set For Mexia Saturday ular Mexia High School orchestra under the direction of Joe Tom Haney An open house will be held in the Homcmaking cottage from 1-4 p.m. A business session will also be held during the afternoon and officers of the Mexia Ex-Students Association will be elected. A pep the high rally will school for be 15 hold at minutes beginning at 2:45 and the downtown Homecoming parade will ' start 4:15. If the whither is bad tomorrow afternoon then the parade will be postponed until the next day. Numerous flouts hr.v;. % been Widow Hits The Jackpot Mrs. Nellie McGrail, 34-year-old widow with two daughters, gasps at sight of a check, equal to $574,658.00 tax free, presented to her in Londpn, England. She won the money on a wager equivalent to slightly more than two cenls. It was the largest jackpot in the history of European soccer pools. Mrs. McGrail of Reddish, England, picked seven out of eight draws in last Saturday's English and Scottish League results. (NBA Telephoto.) Funeral Service Set (n Groesbeck For Maurice Dickey GROESBECK — neral services will (Spl) be held Fu- Friday at 2 p.m. for Maurice Dickey, •10, of Groesbeck. Mr. Dickey 'died suddenly in Drydcn, Ontario, Canada, after suffering a heart attack. He was with a pipeline company working in Canada. Mrs. Dickey was also in Canada. He was born in Thornton July 1C, 1911 and lived in Thornton until moving lo Groesbeck. Mr. Dickey was affiliated with the Methodist Church and was a World War II veteran. Funeral services will be held al 2 p.m. Friday in the Shelton Gha- pel with the Rev. B. C. Hucldle- ston, pastor of the Groesbeck Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck. Shelton Funeral Home of Groesbeck will be in charge of arrangements. , Survivors include his wife, Nor- etla; two brothers, Allen Dickey, and Homer Dickey, both of Houston; and four sisters, Mrs. Jim Hudson of Thornton, Mrs. Jess O'Neal of Kossc, and Mrs. Clyde Wimberly and Mrs. John Lincllc-y, both of Houston. Poppy Day will be observed here Saturday when the Aineri- I can Legion Auxiliary will ask everyone lo wear a memorial poppy in memory uf American war dead and in grateful giving for the victims of war wliu an- within reach of human aid. Mrs. Loi~ Majors, pre.-ideiii of the local American Legion Auxiliary, invites ail member- anil their hu>banrlr. to a eulfee which she will give al the J &• V Cute Ihi.- evening at 7:30 to make plans fur Puppy Day. Poppy Day is held in Mexia each veai on the Saturday before November 11. originally World War I Armistice Day, but in recent years designated a.- an.,' Day. Disabled veterans of two world war.-, and the Korean conllicl have marie the crepe.paper pop- pie.-, which will be di.-lriliuted on the- sl!L-et.s uf Mexia by wuinon of three generations of war service families, according lo Mrs. Majors. Making floppies lo be worn in honor of their fallen comrades has given hospitalized veterans — .interesting and beneficial cm- till ployment. The little red flowers ! have been made fur the Auxiliary in veterans ho.-pjtals and in Auxiliary maintained workrooms throiiKhoui the country. The Auxiliary pa.\> veterans for the poppie- ttiey make and this gives them the encouragement of earning money once more. Thus more poppie.- worn on Poppy Day meaii> more employment fur disabled veterans during the year. Mrs. Majors says that local Aux- Veter- iliary lias (i() members who are I wivf.-s, mother-;, daughters, and Mster-i of veterans of World War I, World War II, and Ihe Korean War, and that -everal Gold Star Mother.- au- included in the number. John C. Bowles Funeral Services Are Held in Mart WACO — (Spl) — Funeral services for John C. Bowles, 01, of Waco, long-time engineer for Missouri Pacific Railroad, were held this afternoon at Little-page Chapel in Mart. Rev. Wayne W. Mahan officiated. Burial was in Mart cemetery with Marl Masonic Lodge i.n charge. Mr. Bowles died Tuesday night in a Waco hospital following a heart attack. Born in Snnlhville, Mr. Bowles moved to Mart as a child, went lo work for MoPac when he was 14 years old, and moved to Waco 25 years ago. He was a member of Mart Masonic lodge, a Scottish Rite Mason in Dallas and a 32nd Degree Mason in Waco. Surviving are his widow and a Mcpdaughter, Mrs Nancylu Frosch, both of Waco; and Usoj brotheis, Robert Bowles of Huns- j ton and Ronald Bowles of Mart, j TEHUACANA 4-H CLUB ! MEETS ON NOV. 4 j The Tehuacana -1-11 Chili met on November 4 at 10:30 with | Charles Dana Yelvi'rlon presiding. After secretaiy Ronald ('niton read tin- mmules ul Ihe previous j meeting, tin- County Agent. M. II. ' Brown, Jr., di^cu.-v-ed woodwork ing. Congressmen Urge Ike to Be Frank In Report Tonight WASHINGTON, D. C.—(UP)— Congressmen of both parties urged today that President Elsen- hower tell the nation frankly in his radio-television address tonight where the United States tands in the missile race with Russia. Sen. Hubert 1 H. Humphrey, Minnesota Democrat, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations "Jommiltee, said "much more is needed" than a "generalized • pep talk by the President." lie urged Eisenhower to summon a special session of congress. Sen. John Kennoy, Massachusetts Democrat, another member of the Foreign Relations Committee, demanded that Eisenhower "tell us squarely whore we stand" and withhold the "pious beatitudes of faith and hope." The president is expected lo give as frank an appraisal as possible, within the bounds of security, of this country's current missile progress and to call for new programs lo increase scientific and engineering manpower. Bui il was not known whether he would announce any dramatic new scientific achievement to take the propaganda Russia with its away some of edge gained by I wo Sputniks. Rep. Waller Rogers, Texas Democrat, said the President should "let us know what the score is. . . if we have slipped In-hind the Russians, the sooner we know it, the better." Preliminary Plans For Scour House Approved By Lions Preliminary plans were approved last night by the Boy Scout committee of (lie Mexia Linns Club for tho Buy Scout house thai will be built in the- city park. Chairman A. O. Bowen presided at the meeting of the- comimlleL which was held at the home of the club president, M. M. Jackson Mr. Bowen stated thai, the architect wa> given the go-ahcud lo draw up the plans and specifications for the building that is expected to cor.t about $3200. Ko delimle date has been sel for the start of construction. Attending the meeting lasl nigh wore President Jackson, Chairman Bowen, Bub Langslon, anc J. A. Schnable. ONCE IN A LIFE TIME GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—(UP F.levcn is an important num ber for Jimmy Willis of Granc Rapidv Jimmy will be 11 years- old Monday at II p.m. on the" llll cla\ uf tilic 11th month. : made Cor the parade. A number )f 1958 automobiles will be cn- .ercd in the parade by local dealers. The Student Council is olter- ng prizes of $50 and $20 f-v the best floats. The prizes w :1 bo awarded at the dance tomorrow light. Prc-gamr activities will be held it Black Cat Field at 7:45 and all 1947 graduates attending the homecoming will be recognized. tf the weather permits they will oe seated on the sidelines. Mexia's Homecoming footb-.ll game with the Galesville Her- nets will start at 8 o'clock and ' u Black Cats are in the role of favorites. The Cats will be sotk- ng their third victory in four district games. During the halftime period tne 1957 Homecoming queen will be crowned. Nominees for queen, all of whom are 'Seniors, are Jacquelyn Spencer, Jessie Lou Lively, Nancy Ward, Joy Reynolds, nd Vnlaree Bryan. Homecoming duchesses are Patsy Hincs, representing Ihe Freshman class; Ruby Russell, Sophomore class, and Pat Smith, Junior class. A dance for all students and ex- students and others will be held in the cafeteria of the elementary school after the game. During the dance prizes for the best floats will be awarded and gifts will be presented to the Homecoming queen-and the princesses. A-lso, after the game, a Homecoming reception for all ex-students wilj be held in the library of the elementary school. Meirjbcrs of the Homecoming committee are Richard Perkins, general chairman; Ken Trotter, parade chairman; Jack Beenc, mailing committee; Ann Pcndle- lon, dunce; Mike Leary, assembly program; Shorrill Miller, bonfire, and Elaine Beenc, Ex-Student Center. Miss Spencer stressed lod-y that -the Homecoming activities are for all ex-students oE Mexi;j High School. This will be the second yoav that, the Student Council has planned and canned out the Mexia High Sfliool Homecoming with the help of various clubs and organisations of the city. Their mailing list of graduates only goes back to J947 but by next year they hope to be a hi a to send invitations to earlier graduates. A graduate doe's not have to have received an invitation to attend 'the activities of the Homecoming. Man Who Saw Space Ship Going Before Mental Health Board KKARNEY, Neb. — (UP) __ A nan who claimed he saw a spare <hip and its occupants near hem Tuesday was ordered today lo appear for a hearing before the Buffalo County Mental Health Board, County Ally. Kenneth Gotobed and Police Chief Thurslon Nelson said the order resulted from opinions expressed by two psychiatrists wiio examined Reinhold. O. Schmidt yesterday. They said that although Schmidt is being held under a mental illness, complaint and, warrant,,ho will be permitted to confer with counsel, and the date of the hearing would be set with his counsel's approval. The psychiatrists; it v.;is reported, feel that Schmidt corn- milled no hoax in his own mind, hut they declined to discuss the cnse furlhuV pending the menial hearing. MAN VOLUNTEERS AS SPACE TRAVELER CHICAGO — (UP) — l!-!.y J. Sluckhart, 49, today vohn it ;•ed in a letter to Defen.-.d Sc< -nary Ni?l McElroy In be im; first man launched into o-ii-r space. "I'm a widower," said Stuck- harl, a warehouse worker. "l'rr< alone in the world. What vvuuld I haw to lose?" ,- ---,--. | Q __ : „ MOTORIST KILLED IN TEMPLE WRECK TEMPLE — (UP) - A C-.p as Cove man, Herbert D. He :\- <•, was killed lost night when IT c-v skidded and turned over on l >.--i on Stale Highway i)f> HOOU*. >." mile soulh of "here. In 4 lots of caiei doing •t yourself is * pore second toniring somebody to do it right. Olin Miller O ,£^} hiiMjfr Sun-Times

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