Grand Prairie Daily News from Grand Prairie, Texas on July 20, 1954 · Page 1
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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Tuesday, July 20, 1954
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Microfilm Service & Sales Co. c Post DfficeBox 8088 DALLAS, TEXAS Today's Editorial* MOSTLY ABOUT PEOPLE —See Page 2 The CSrnnd Prnirio Tcxnn hnsn't takes ony sides in any of the election races in the Democratic primary Saturday, but I'm going one better in Thursday's Texan r'fllit In this column. I'm going to i;icit the winners nnd run-off candidates. So, watch for Thursday's Texaji, and don't get peeved if your randidrilc isn't anlong them. My selections will in no wire be nn attempt to influence any It seems everybody was happy Sunday at the Rock Creek Barbecue Club, Including about 40 politicions of D-.llas County, but the happiest Monday was BILL MORGAN, who started out Saturday morning to curry fttvor to about 250 of the most solid male stomachs of Grand Prairie and environs which nominally include DalU.s. WILLIE KING and CLIFFORD ESPY, colored right-hand assinants of Morgan's, wev in food form t •» despite the bng day-and-night vigi. at the barbecue pits. And ^""3 Sunday afteruoo.1, when eve.-yone was in a mc-ilow mood and full of AUTOMOBILE AND FURNITURE LOANS Dalworth Loan artd Investment Company 110 E. Main—NO2-2f,96 Published Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday Grand Prairie's ONLY NSWSpaper Established November 6 1608 FORTY-SIXTH YEAR GRAND PRAIRIE, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY, July 20, 1954 FTVE CENTS PER COPY FOUR PAGES TOBAt Mrs. Dorella Pollock, cctncK away slightly from Miss Jtil'ri •' Prairie Toxaii';; sensational sif' bi'tinctte housewife, pulled •once today in The Grand i>iion campaign. .tlndin.f last week with only 1,000 lead over Miss Florence, Mrs. I added 3,000 more points over llv week end to the George R. Donovan closn of Vjfi'iess day Monday, according to Campaign Manager Janips SauLs. Mrs. Pollock has 3,485,000 points and Miss Florence has 3,48:1,001). Hard behind Miss Florence was Miss Charlotte Builey. , - - . r//i !'.'edviddon contestant, who has been leading tho field of nine | Chairman OL KCS ! Major contestants until Mrs. Pollock unsealed h"i- last week. i Miss Bailey has 3,480,000 points. Lagging behind the three main leaders b'i' y! ; Launching This Week . food, Giite Cashier GENE MOTLEY , tenders were Mrs. Toka Cox, S;r/.:i reported. ab Jt $386 to Treasurer j Smith, hustling Texan route carrier. Mr;-. Morgan. Morgan wanted to give : jVTiss Donnelly, 3,400,000 and Denis an even GEORGE DANIEL, perspiring but- j cher and meat credit for helping culler, p'enty of master mind the How Mrs. Bessie M. Ash. Mrs. C'ene Ida Perry will fare remains (o be .seen. Core !r;:- •j.'ienb c" roni., con- rH Denis •VrlO.OOO. '-n '">K>s. n 00() v()lc; . "' idtenbier and Mrs. Perry 131,000 each. Standings 150,- Mrs. Dorrlla Pollock Miss Julia Florence ..3,4 H 5.0f)0 3,481,000 I ^ Miss Charlotte Bailey „ _ 3,480,000 Mrs'. Toka Cox — - 3,440,000 equally pers;iii ing line of hungry males to a spot under the c:-mo:>y. For the first time this year, a girl attended the exclusive men'- v.1i"3 club. HELEN BULLOCK, reporter for the Dallas News, came out with Photographer CLIiVr GRANT to eat report and proceeding. Miss Saza Donnelly _ .,3,400,000 She dirt n bang-up job, darn it. sloai- Denis Smith — 3,000,000 ing all my jokes. However, she in- [Mrs. Bessie M. Ash ~— -. 150,000 advertently prevented the best from j Mrs. Gene TocKenbicr - — .131,000 falling on receptive cars. Sheriff j Mrs. Ida Mae Perry - - 131,000 BILL DECKER had to hold h'u '.on- gue Sunday afternoon with Helen present. Ni.t that his are off-color. Oh no. But he's liable to brir.g : n some of the experiences that only a peace officer has. Eirive BUD HARDMAN and club president shouldn't have had any trouble with the Bullock name. He Was continually cailing her "Mrs. Murdock." Never could learn who the man was who wua taken home early. The heat got him. Morgan says the next iced will be Aug. 22—last Sunday before the Aug. 28 Democratic run-off. But from the way Ihe candidates were getting besides themselves with optimism, there won't be any run-off. Which reminds me. I didn't mention any names last Thursday about Gi'or,;o H. Donovan, loc-a! real < iii'e man, luw been appointed general program chairman of the Grand Prairie Council of the Knights of Cclumbus, by Grand Knight John R. Hindi announced Monday. Donovan, a charter member of the Grand Prairie Council, will direct the activi'.i n s of the counci' durii.-! (he l!>r>4-19r, fraternal y< - 1! hr.s appointed the follow!; • ">mtnitleemen: W. L. Cowlej, dlho- lic activities; A. J. Knight, fraternal Paul Villars, council He- tivitic.s; M. L. C.irboni, membership insurance; Henry Donimguez, youth activities; nnd Ed Matza, publicity. Prairie Headliner Mrs. E. E. Word and son, Scotly, SOI Southwest Pallas, are visiting relatives in Colorado this week. All Claim Win Without Run-off Race This Is the wf-ek of the Bij< Push. Candidates were claiming victory without benefit of run-off in Saturday's Democratic primary, whether thoy mean it or not. But. pushing. They express the confidence and optimist of H man with two good legs at a one-legged man's kicking contest. Energy and enthusiasm were A gala get-acquainted social last night ended the first day of the five- day summer b;,< d i-;imp now in progress at the Grand Prairie High School. Leon Breeden, camp director, spent most of Monday tie,ng up loose ;>nds nnd "generally tonal: :g to .small details." Breeden su'd the , any names m Sl iaur.s 0 ayu,uu smoothly as possible » major candidate being detained 1. ^ ^ by police for tearing down signs oil v . ° two congressional candidates. But LESLIE HACKLER, one of five can . cjidates for Congress, took exception to the facts in the story and assumed I was referring to him. He released a statement to a free distribution paper here and misquoted my article as stating "a major congressional candidate." The Texan's story last Thursday pointedly stated "a major candidate" with no retererce to the congressional race except that the signs being pulled down were LAMAR HOLLEY'S and WALLACE SAVAGE'S. I'm afraid Mr. Hackler was taking too much for granted when he assumed I was referring to him as "a major candidate." But politics, like poker, p-.ys off only when all the chips are in and the cards are dov,;i. Somebody loses and somebody wins in both, there is no consolation honor. and W. B. (Bi'i) ELLIOTT, 117 Southeast 16th, signinc; his letter as a '•taxpayer," trbes Mayor JON W DAUGHERTY and Commissioner JOPIN E. HENRY 10 task for their support of WALLACE SAVAGE for Congress on TV the other night. Ellitt launched on his attack with surprise, shock and amazement "that part of the City Council and the mayor of Grand Prairie would endorse a man who engineered tho tax steal of the two plants (Temco and Chance Vought) from Grand Prairie and le^vc the whole thing for Grand Prairie to police — without authority to bill back at least the natural expense of same. "It is a well-known fict," Elliott's letter went on, "that these plants pay $75,000 per year into the school fund of Dallas—which is net and withuui cost of police protection having been deducted. The schools of Grand IVairie definitely need this revenue to educate the children of the mt-n who make their living within said plants. 'Personally, I am not attempting to tell the mayor and councilmen who to vote foi: Nt-ither do I thin'-., it appropriate for a mayor in thai capacity to try to dictate to the people how to vor.:. It seems to me, sir, that yon a-id part of the commissioners' of Grand Prairie have deliberately s Id Grand Prairie down the River." Commissioner Henry said that "I don't think I've done anything wrung because that Is what me and a ev- eral more An;i.ric.ins went overseas '.."'his is the first time in the history. 01 Grand Prairie that such a camp has been held. Breeder. :mid the social last night was "well done" with Grand Prairie students :mrving as impromptu hosts in welcoming out-of-towners. Breeden,'t) L. E. Wiggs of the Dairy Quosn Company and tho Dr. Pepper Compc.V,' with helping the social be a success. Witfgs donated 220 ice cream cups as well as about $0 in sterili/^d silver hidden in some of the cups to tho surprise of recipients. The cold drink company donated .10 c/ases of soda pop. The kids are all steamed up about Curley Broyles of Fort, Worth and his 15-picce swint; band coining to tonight's entertainment party. Broyles and his band will render a swing mu^ic concert from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on the school stage. Afterwards Broyles will answer questions for any camp student interested in becoming a swing musician. Breeden stressed that the public is invited to hear the concei t. Breeden said the original figure of 174 students has grown but just how much he this morni.'ig. did not know early S L-nro!'cd students veral previous' could not come at the last minute. During registration somu extras showed up. Breu. den believes the camp lias at least • II 4.5' Salielion on Coast Seven Grand Prairie men will be among the members of the Marino 130 .studen:.; to date. To the students coming the longest di.tance a Shaef/er pen and pencil set v. ill be civtm. Millar Drug has donated Uie set. After registration yesterday morning, classes started at 8:45 a.m. ending an 1 our JaU. for a 30-minute rest period. Today's classes started at 7:30 a.m. with an hour of marchir?. Twirling students are being taught by O. K. Anderson, director of the State National Baton Twirling Association and of the University of Texas Longhorn twirling festival. At the last minute, Dean Corey, band director at Arlington High School, was added to the camp's faculty. Corey is in tho woodwind division. Others of the faculty include, concert; Andrew A. Davis, Golden Bear director, former member of John Philip Sousa's band, Victor Herbert's orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony. Marching; Jim J-icobsen, director of the famous Midwestern Univei- sity Band. Woodwinds. Dr. E. M. Hall, director of the North Texas State College Department for professional musicians. Lower brass, Lewis Gillis, band director and instructor of music at TCU. Upper brass, Ray Luke, band director, East Texas State College, Percussion, George Gates, percussionist, Dallas Syrnphonny orches. Ira, State Fair musicals and drum clinician at many Texas camp MH. ANORKW A. DAVIS —CONCERT— 4.5" Rocket Artillery rtlend two weeks ac- Culifornia, starting last Reserve 1st Battalion tiv" duty Sunday. The Grand Prairie men will be led by the executive officer of the battalion, Ma.j. Eijrl N. Bodine of 722 We-t Church Street. Others are Corporals Jiimt. A. Walker, 3516 Trible Drive, a Chance Vought worker; Fred D. Welch, Jr., 1517 Pino, emnloyed by a pipe company; John T. Rodgers, 4UU Northeast Slit Street, ^ Grand Prairie High School student who is also employed by Gulf industries as a machinist; Pfc. Ernest T. Gaddy, 117 Northeast 22nd Street, a graduate of Grand Prairie High School; und He. Bruce S. W?l- equally important watchwords for the candidates from the governor's race on down. But those august individuals were shucking coals and V-nving at campaigns in shirt sleeves. With a vote potential of about 8,000, Grand Prairie was expected to send a sizeable majority to the several polls Saturday during voting hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As usual, The Grand Prairie Texan will hold an election party for the Granu Prairie I'axes and have radios to pick county and stalu-wido results. Everyone is invited to visit The Texan office, 113 1,'orthcast Second after 7 p.m. Saturday to receive re- sul's. Races that look the hottest and most likrly to draw record votes , re for Congress, Fifth District (Dallas County), with five candidates in the field. Four are claiming victory but three appear the most likely to get in the run-off. The five candidates are Kolley, Connally, Sivage, Jackson and Hackler. Other sure-fire races are county judge, precinct 4 commissioner, justice of the peace precinct 6, and constable precinct 6. One or two of the state representatives races should generate close majorities for victors or run-offs. The same holds true for 116th District Coutt, where some lawyers are out to get the incumbent's scalp because of alleged dictatorial tactics. All in all, it will be a typical Texas election despite tho fact some of the major offices in Texas and Dallas County are not on the line, such as attorney genera), and le.vser state offices, and sheriff, district attorney, county clerk, county assessor-collector and county treasurer. him, and fought for—to fay who we weie j do, 5Cti Southeast 12th otreet, a stu- for and why." (Editor's note: Grand Prairip was the victim of circumstances back when Dallas pulled its big grab. We were not a Homr Rule city and therefore not qu '. fied to annex Nona American. As for losing school taxe.s, we might be better off as it is because the federal government ha.> been piv'iig us something like schools ad t;vo million doll-i r s for a "war impact area"—a community -.hich, beyond its control, had to accommodate pupils j ab< t ut police protection. Jefferson dent at SMU, who is this summer :LS a lifeguard at the municipal swimming pool; and Pvt. Glenn C Jones, 714 Morel Plaza, a student at Grand Prime High School. The unit will spend one week studying amphibious warfare techniques at Coronado, near San Diego, and another week on various weapons /anges. troveisies. Your host point, Bill (Elliott) is brought into tho school district by Jvasons beyond it's (th contro!). in Grand Prairie and CVA an" district) | Temco in Dallas. The sheriff's office though helps patrol it during . . Ho. '.ever, such interest in politics rush hours which takes iome of the j b what makes the "wheels go round' bitrdtn off and stay ia there Bill. I like con- it. Dallas escapes Murphrey's Team Wins Texas League Flag Monday Night Final batting averages of tho Texas League champions in Boys Baseball, Inc., Murphrey's Service Station were announced Tuesday by Joe Ayncsworth. The Murphreyites hit a phenomenal .428 during the Texas League season, giving some proof for the reason they were able to wm the pennant. Tho servicemen beat the Rotary Club nine Monday night at South Park No. 2, 10 to 4, behind the four- hit pitching of Talbert. Time ran out on tho game after four innings, Murphrey's : xored first then Rotary tied it up on tho bottom half of the first. In the second, the roof fell in on Rotary when the "visiting" servicemen scored six times. Icing the game for Ids team was Catcher Bill Ml roy who took UK- heart out of !.'•.' ary with a homer in the third with Robertson ahead of Capt. David Sooy Taking AS Command Wednesday Car' David A. Sooy, USN, is to relieve Comdr. Jack A. Francis of conriiand of the Naval Air Station here «t a format ceremony' tomorrow morning, Tho Grand Prairie Texnn leu nod today. Captain Sooy will be the permanent commander, succeeding Capt. Stanley C. Strong, USN, who was detached in Juno to assume command of the USS Tarawa. During the period since Captain Strong left, Commander I'V.-.ncis has been acting commanding oiiicer. He will assume the duties of executive officer of the NAS when Captain Sooy officially takes command, A native of Chicago, Captain Sooy was born Nov. 5, 1903. He was first commissioned in the U. S. Naval Reserve Sept. 1, 1931, as an ensign. After two stays of inactive duty in the 1930s, Captain Sooy was recalled in 1938 ns an instructor at NAS, Pensacola, Fla. In April, 1941, he was aboard the USS Saratoga when the United States entered World War II. Captain Soop took part in fighting in the Solomons until he was detached and ordered to NAS, San Diego, Calif. During the last few months of the war, he was executive officer of the USS Kasaan Baby and took part in anti-submarine operations around the Marshall-Gilbert Islands, the Mariana.? mid Philippine SeA. He attended the General Una School, Newport, R, I, in 1946 and 1947, and later served as officer in charge bf Tactical Air Control Squadron Throe. January, 1949, ha joined the staff of the commander, Amphibious Training Command, U. S Pacific Fleet, with headquarters nt Coronnuo, Calif. Hn became head of the technical section, Civil Aviation Liaison Branch, office o! the deputy chief of Naval Operations (Air) in. Washington in AuguM, 1950. A year ago he reported as executive officer of the Nnvol Air Station, ICwaJalein, Marsh-ill Islands, where he wns serving when ordered to the NAS here. Captain Sooy holds the American defense service medal, Asiatic-Pacific compute ' medal, American campaign medal, World War II vic- ,ory medal and national defense ser. vice medal. He is married to the 'owner Josephine Zillah Moor of San Jose, Calif, They have one daugh- ,er, Chandra Lou. (MORK on Page 4) Prairie Headliner Mrs. John Deun, Mrs. Ruby Eding- and Mrs. Thelma May vifitcd Austin last weekend with children and other relatives. Mrs, Dean visited her cousin, Gladys Cole Isom; Edington her daughter, Mrs. e Griffin; and Mrs. May visited son, Joe Di'lard, a student at University of Texas. Fire Hazards Worsen; Chief Issues Warning^ Fire Chief J. C. Swadlcy, Jr. Issued a well-timod .warning today concerning the dryniss of grass in vacant, lots in town nnd pastures, but particularly In alleys where n fire could result in thousands of dollars of damage. A controlled fire is 100 per cent better than one out of control as anyone knows. Swadley wild grass that has been cut and thrown into a back alley is substantially the snme as a tinder box in that a small spark can set it aflame. Grass fires are running rampant around the Grand Prairie areas. Pastures arc burning from fire caused from carelessness, leaving nothing for stock to eat, Swadley pointed out. For some reason or other grass fires weren't so prevalent during the weekend and, compared to the July 4 weekend, firemen had it easy. Saturday, firemen wove summoned at 2:50 p.m. to Dolt Line and Fish Creek Road to extinguish a pasture fire. Sundays grass fires started at 3:28 p.m. at :MOG East Jefferson Street. Other fires of grass origin Sunday were at 11:50 p.m., 3200 block East Main Street. This fire started in the 3300 block East Jefferson Street from burning trash. The- fhrnts jumped the railroad tracks and were threatening the Keilh-Kote Co. before being extinguished. Another fire was about 5:30 p.m. at Blue Cut and East Jefferson. The last fire Sunday was at 6:58 p.m. on Lc-dbetter Drive. It was a trash fire which had gotten out of control. Early Monday about 4 p.m., firemen wore summoned to the Lakeview addition to extinguish a grass fire. An outhouse owned by Napoleon Jones of 2010 Highland Drive burned by a fire of unknown origin at 10:50 a.m. Monday. Early this morning at 1:30 o'clock firemen went to. ^, trash fire In the 800 b'.ock Hill Street, The fire was ninf some new homes being Venture Into Faith Film Showing At At Northside Church "Venture Into Faith," the world's first Bible deliverance Aim, will be shown at the Northstdc Assembly of od Church, 213 Northeast Sixth Street, starting at 7:30 pan. Wednesday, tho Rev. V. D. Kelly, pastor, said. . ( The- film features Evangelist Oral Bobefts. It tell« a story of the pow- of./althv in God, Filmed in color wwi : sbuh(i;''th« fllni Includes "many scenes taken during the nation-wide itoberts campaigns. Everyone Is invited to attend, the Rev. Kelly said. Archie Carroll, 50, Taken by Death; Funeral at Moxia Justice of tho Peace J, H, Swltzer ind not yet returned n verdict this morning in the death of Archie M. Carroll, 50, 510 Bonham Street, who's partially decomposed body was [ouncl early Monday morning by his employer, Marvin Burton of tho Burton Mill and Cabinet Shop. Tho last timo Carroll was seen alive was lato Saturday night by some neighbors with whom he had been playing checkers Because of the condition of his body it is believed Carroll died Saturday night at his home. He wn>-.'. night watchman for Burton's shop, and had resided here the pas tsix years, A Mexia funeral home hearse arrived In Grand Prairie yesterday afternoon and took tho body back for funeral services and burial. Survivor* include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L Carroll, Mexin; three half-brothers, Wayne Carroll, Mexia; W. W. Carroll, Tyler, and Calvin Carroll of Abilene; two half-sistors, Mrs. Ernes'. Avery of Grand Prairie and Mrs. Mary Giles of Mexia. Local arrangements were in charge of Moore Funeral Home. No Guesswork On Weather Needed fhe weather report is reading like a stuck record. Temperatures will be abovo the 100 degree mark today aiid tomorrow Widely scattered showers are predicted. The low tonight will be in the THE last Tuesday mdrning Mn aria Mr*. Chester Shadix of Grand Prairie Hardware used-tome their own tackle to catch 63 the beautiful rainbow .-trout up ?« Northern Arkansas before they took out for home. Shadtz reported yesterday thy started about 8 a.m. and by noon hud about 40 pounds of-trout, wring a flat fish plud. CTexan Photo " Cron), , Wllherspoon's Kllh And Kin Gather At Waxahachie Sunday For Service Directory Ads CALL NOM503 MR. JIM JACOBSZ — JUAPOUNG—" 'JURLEY.BROYLE3.ED3 UJLVAJf Wttherspoon from'Grand Praivi* were In the Get- zandaner Bark, W»xahaehie, Sunday attending ,th» ; lflth'annual Wljther- spoon reuni<ni.v;jv , Attending the reunion, with Grand Pralrlans were 15 other relatives from out of town who have spent several days in Grand Pralri* visiting, i Grand Prairians attending were Jim Witherspoon, Mr. and MM. M. L. Witherspoon, Mrs. I/onnle Willis, Mrs. Clmvnce Milam, Jennnln* Milam, Jimmy Milam; Mr. and Mrs. O. 0. Witherspoon, Mrs. Lewis Holland, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hines, Don Wendell Garrett, Ann Harris, Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Blnckstock, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, Billy Bob Brown, Mr. and Mrs, Vernon Michelson, Cynthia Michelson,. Mrs. Olaud Witiherspoon, Myra Dell Witherspoon, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Witherspoon, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Sanders, Mr, and Mr*. Adolphua Witherspoon, C. R. Witherspoon and Jurry Byrd. Also attending but not rclattrta were Mr. and Mrs, George Cron, Texan staff photographers. Witherspoon relatives visiting ' ia Grand Prnlrle included Mrs. Greg Milton, Miss Linnie Milton, both of Amarillo; Terry Bramwell, Chicago, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Witherspoon and son, Jackie, of Bath, N. C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Witherspoon, Douglas Witherspoon and con, Douglas, Jr., all of Lovlngton, N. M.J Dorothy Juno Buttle, of Hebbronvillej Mr. nnd Mrs. W. W. Witherspoon of Swcetwater; Mrs. Jesse Iwlg . o| Electra and J. C. Witherspoon at Odessa. The reunion was held near th« sito where the five original Witherspoon brothers settled in 1846, coming from Neosho, Mo, Of the 157 relatives attending fro mour dtatea, Jim Witherspoon of Grand Prairie had tha honor of being the oldest. He is 83 year* old. He also entertained with several numbers on the harmonica. There were 40 direct descendents from the orginal five brothers. All tha Witherspoons assembled *r* de(MORE on Page 4) Bowling Leaders In First Tourney Announced Today Leaders in the Ar$t bowling tournament ever held in Grand Prairie laat week end were announced to-» duy by Mrs. Jean Furnas. D. E. Cox was tops in men's sing, les with 678, followed by Bob Bret- tis, 616 end Sue Gleason, 0U. In mixed doubles, DqrLj Abaey and James and Torcmle Shiplw, paired with White, showed th* w»y with 1179 and 1145, respectively. Third pi ice in mixed double^ went to the Pfeifftrj, Inez and Juke, with 1133. M.S. Furnaa reminded bowlers that th« tuurnty will be h«ld tWQ more days next Saturday and Sunday, and "wt a-, 'd »cc:«Jieeper*." Play will start at U "Ma,

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