Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas on May 15, 1962 · Page 24
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Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas · Page 24

Corsicana, Texas
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Tuesday, May 15, 1962
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12—Corsicana, Tex., Daily Sun, Tues., May 15, 1962 Century-Old Dallas Negro Colony Abandoned, Residents To Scatter By RAYMOND HOLDBROOK DALLAS, May 15—tap)— Residents of Little Egypt, a. community of run-down shacks set in the middle of a semi-swank white residential area, began moving today to what they hopa will be a better life. Thus ended a nearly 100-year' old history of a negro community which grew from a parcel of land deeded to a pair of newlv- freed slaves. The almost 200 residents of Little Egypt sold their home* In a cash deal to a syndicate which plans a shopping center The surrounding area has already been built into homes fo* whites and into another shop- ing center. Little Egypt is at one of the city’s major throughfaro intersections. Will Buy Homes Most of the residents will use the cash they received for thei? homes to move into the Cedar Crest section of Dallas, once populated only by whites but now largely a negro community. A few residents will buy homes it? other, scattered negro neighborhoods. Minimum payment to home owners was $6,500. The syndicate paid for the actual moving. Household goods were moved quickly from the homes into moving vans. The residents gathered last night in the dilapidated Little Egypt Baptist church, first built in 1870 and rebuilt th*-ee times, to pray for dry weather so their dirt streets would not be quagmires on moving day. The sun shone bright and hot today. Patriarch William Hill, 87, who has lived in Little Egypt 76 years moved along with the others. One of Hills’ last-mir.ute chores was to clean out a shed, throwing away mule harness he hasn’t used in years. Behind them, the migrants left rude dwellings that never had such luxuries as plumbing or natural gas. * TheVll move into modern houses which cost a mininmum of $6,500. Shopping Center Due Soon after the Little Egypt folk depart, bulldozers will level the abandoned hovels. A fashionable shopping center will rise on the land given to Jeff and Hanna Hill in 1865 when their Master freed them from bondage. In recent years, Little Egypt has been surrounded by a white neighborhood of $25,000 to $40,000 homes. Mrs. Adrene Bailey, a real es­ tate saleswoman who handled the transaction for the buyere said: “Deeds of almost a century’e time had been badly mixed up Some houses were on lots be longing to neighbors. The syn dicate (the buyers) frankly didn’t believe that agreements ever could be reached that would please all 200 residents." Mrs. Bailey said that a trus tee of the Little Egypt church Sarah Robinson, advised other residents to make a deal and avoid a possible suit to con demn the property. “What you do, do quickly that’s what the Bible says,” Mrs Robinson told the residents. The Little Egypt Baptist church will go writh the residents in their short journey. But name only. A new church building under construction in Cedar Crest will bear its name. Until the building is completed the members will meet in a tent beside the new church. Rural-Urban Awards Dinner Due Tonight Navarro county’s third (and final for this year) rural-urban awards dinner will be held at the Dawson community center Tuesday (today) at 7:30 p. m. and the high point will be the announcement of the name of the person selected as the outstanding farmer in that area. Other winners this year are Wilber Black, Kerens, and Henry Ray Nicholson, Cryer Creek. If plans are followed, the dinners will be held each year, with an outstanding farmer from each area of the county being honored. The purpose is to stimulate the agriculture economy through focusing attention on good farming practices. Navarro County Extension Program Building Committee is sponsoring the program and master county committee is made up of W. D. Wyatt and Louis Wolens, co-chairmen; and other leaders of the county. C. M. Newton Jr. is chairman of a committee making local arrangements at Dawson. Serving with him are Troy Hudson, Richland: W. J. Horton, Purdon; and Bryant Merrill, J. W. Moore, Olin Sawyer and Joe Lawrence, Dawson. The farmer honored will receive a plaque donated by the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce. THREATENED LAOS— Arrow (1) indicates threat of pro-Communist push on capital cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane as follow up to seizure of Nam Tha-Houei Sai area. In Thailand (2), United States was reported seeking permission to land Marines Shaded portion of map is Communist controlled. (AP Wirephoto) If PAYS To SAVF 4Va% IN" .ST A YEAR CO QUAKT DED NAVARRO Savings & Loan Association Each Account Insured to $10,000. 212 W. 5th Ave. TR4-8251 HOME JOB FATAL SAN ANTONIO — M3)— Edgar Moffitt, 76, died Monday after a fall from a homemade scaffold while nailing sheet rock to his dining room celling. He fell about four feet and apparently struck his head, police said. YEA Scotch Burger BÏTEBITE - BITE Cynthia Offers Gleanings On Survey Of TV By CYNTHIA LOWRY NEW YORK (yP)—Television, largely for commercial reasons, is engaged in endless study of its viewers — who they are, how they live and, most of all, what they like. The most recent—aimed directly at the sponsors’ pocketbooks — undertakes to pinpoint the program preferences of some important “consumer targets,” which is the Madison Avenue phrase meaning viewers with money to spend. For instance, this one purports to show that women buyers of hair sprays prefer mystery adventure, variety, drama, news and docucentary shows, but women buyers of color rinse for hair add situation comedy programs to the list. Female cigarette smokers prefer mystery-adventure and drama but male cigarette smokers also enjoy news-documentaries. Both young men up to 39 and older men (40 plus) particularly like westerns but neither young nor older women have them on their list of favorites. Families that use more than a dollar’s worth of soaps and detergents a week were found to enjoy mystery-adventure, westerns and drama, while families that use more than three cans of scouring pow’er a month choose mystery-adventure, drama, news and documentary. This is all pretty fascinating, but I can’t seem to figure out a real relationship between scouring powder and a scorn of westerns, or for that matter, see why heavy tea drinkers go for horse operas while coffee drinkers prefer who-dunits. But that’s Madison Avenue— alw’ays researching. ABC Monday night was officially a variety hour, but it was really an hour-long mystery. For instance, where did Bing, Bob Hope and Edie Adams ever find so many nonmemorable and tuneless songs to sing? Why weren’t Bob and Edie given some comedy numbers? How come the commercials seemed as numerous and as long as the entertainment numbers? Truth to tell, it was decidedly a minor Crosby effort — good- humored and well-intentioned but very slight and apparently slung together casually. It was too bad, too, with such an array of excellent performers standing around without much to do. It wasn’t a total loss: Bing and Bob got to plug their new movie. "The Jack Benny Show” starts its CBS vacation June 24, and filling in will be a new Ralph "This Is Your Life” Edwards production, “Face to Face.” M.C., will be Warren Hull, who hasn't been seen much on television since the demise of “Strike It Rich.” Between those two, this one ought to be good for an occasional tear. Speaking of vacations, Bob Newhart starts his (and it threatens to be a permanent one as far as television is concerned) on June 20. NBC is expanding “Play Your Hunch” into a night-time version at least for the summer as his replacement. Recommended tonight: “Cry Out in Silence,” ABC, 10-10:30 (EDT) — Celeste Holm as a woman whose larynx has been removed: “Close-Up,” ABC, 10:3011 — study of the national problem of water pollution. Rotary Program Fred Pool, executive vice president and general manager of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, Longview, will be guest speaker Wednesday at the Rotary Club. Harrison Findley Many Chicago Leaders Ready To Bury Hatche (Editor’s Note: Can the split between the Kennedy Administration and much of the business community be heal ed? In this, second of three self - contained articles, Sam Dawson, AP business news analyst, tells what Chicago executives say would do the trick.) By SAM DAWSON CHICAGO, May 15 </P> Many business leaders in the Chicago area would like to bury the hatchet and work in better harmony with the Kennedy Ad ministration — even if most think this is a pretty long chance just now'. Government and business are partners and need each other' pops up again and again in interview's with Chicago’s top men in industry and trade. Usually it is said with wonderment that relations got out of hand so fast in the battle between the President and the steel companies over the short-lived price rise. Both Should Work Austin T. Cushman, who Monday became chairman of Sears, Roebuck, says both sides should work for a better business - government climate “so the nation can do its best and achieve the economic growth goals.” Charles H, Kellstadt, retiring Sears chairman, says: “all groups — government, business labor — must be more temperate in w'ords and actions. All must consider carefully before making statements or taking actions. It is vital to our economy that we maintain our free enterprise system. “Ours is a business economy. And I’m sure the President aware of that. There should be no penalizing of business as such, or of bigness as such, or of the desire and need of mak- g a profit,” Kellstadt brushes aside many of the more extreme fears now expressed for the immediate future of business such as the tremors in the stock market following the steel price clash with the assertion: “In my opinion our economy is sound if they’ll just quit tampering with it.” Backs Kennedy President Kennedy wins applause from at least one business leader for his attempt to halt a new wage-price spiral. Ross D. Siragusa, chairman of Admiral Corp., says the President was right in championing the public interest. The head of the electronics and electrical appliance firm says he feels sure the President wants business to prosper and thinks fighting inflation is the right way to achieve it. ‘This wage - price spiral should have been halted long ago,” Siragusa says. “The President is right in telling both business and labor to moderate their price or wage demands if these are going to start up inflation again. “We have to compete in world trade with the countries in the European Common Market and with Japan and they have new and efficient equipment. It is only smart to hold down American industrial costs and prices now, when wages and costs are starting to rise in other nations. If we can hold ours down, we can move nearer to closing the gap and compete on more equal terms.” Many Disagree Siragusa admits most of his business friends don’t agree with him on the wisdom of the President’s course. And many question his belief that most of the unions will go along with the President’s plea for moderation.” Most business executives interviewed feel that the chances of much coming out of the White House Conference on National Economic Issues May 2122 have been lessened by the flare - up between government and business. But a Chicago member of the President’s Labor - Management Advisory Committee thinks oth-, rrwise. Joseph L. Block, chair man of Inland Steel, the company that cracked the steel County Court Docket To Be Called June 11 County Judge Kenneth A, Douglas and County Attorney Jimmy Morris have set the week of June 11 for disposition of county court cases and set 16 cases on the docket. The docket will be called Monday, June 11, at 10 a. m. and jury panel will report Tuesday, June 12, at 10 a. m. Defendants in the cases set for trial on the docket, listing the alleged offenses, are: Charles Edward Halford, assault; Danny Boyett, contributing to delinquency: W. C. Williamson, theft by false pretext; Oscar Thomas, Jr., and D. W. Reed, possession of beer; D. W. Reed, carrying a switchblade knife; Grover Raymond Beamon, DWI; Rex Cormack Cauble, speeding: Carlos Smith, speeding; Audrie M. English, theft by false pretext; Kenneth F. Haw'kins, DWI; Helen Galen Magrill, wife and child desertion; Frank Edgar Yates, DWI; James Davis, transporting beer; Roy Collins, DWI and aggravated assault (two cases); and James Edgar Aussiker, DWI.| Hearings on motions for new trials will be held for Samuel Dunkin, Tom Lawson Baker, Raymond Lee Rush and Charles Bolt. Commissioners Approve Road The Navarro County Commissioners Court’s members assembled Monday afternoon following a morning session but took no formal action on any matters. Included in the morning ac tivity was the acceptance of a farm-to-market road to be constructed near Dawson. It is required that the county make formal acceptance of a road before the state can start c( struction. Jack London, resident engineer with the State Highway Department, was present. DISTRICT COURT Disposition was made in the following cases: Eleanor Bragg Cocke vs. Robert R. Cocke, divorce granted. The First National Bank Richland, vs. Floyd L. Skipper, et al, suit on note, default judgment. DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE The following case was filed: Gwendolyn Fowler vs. Jessie Ray Fowler, divorce. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT County jail census Tuesday morning: 9. There were no confinements ■ releases during the past 24 hours according to Jailer Emmett Word. price boost line, says one of the big troubles all along is: “The three elements in our economy — government, business, labor — usually talk only to themselves. Mostly they don’t know what the others are saying. “The President’s Conference should let each side see how the other side thinks. Also it will let the public see what the issues really are. All this could help.” Next: How’s Buslnpss In The Midwest? Sun Want Arts Bring Results Phone Your Want Ads to TP 4-4764 COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE The following case was appealed from the court of Justice Grover C. Bowden: State vs. Charles Miller, abusive language. Warranty Deeds H. M. Montgomery, et al, to T. Walter Erwin Jr., et al, two tracts in Glen Haven addition, $10 and other considerations. Claude L. Milburn to Annie Laura Williams, lot 12, Block 133, city, $250. Oscar Burns, et ux. to Virgin- Burns Fry, two tracts Block 565, city, $10 and other considerations. Alton E. Truitt to Kenneth A. Douglas, lot 11, Block E, Lewis addition, $10 and other considerations. George Bush to Walter A. Stevenson, lot 3, Block 427-A, $10 and other considerations. Jay L. Sewell Jr. and James Carroll Sewell to Boyd Chilton Bryant, et ux, tract in John Lee survey, $10 and other considerations. Mrs. Lizzie Laird to T. A. Gowan, et ux, tract in Jesus Ortez survey, $10 and other considerations. Husband Gets Last Word But Lands In Jail LANSING, Mich., May 15 Of) —A suburban Lansing husband got the last word in a day-long quarrel with his wife by driving his convertible through the picture window of their home early Monday. Before he backed his car up to the street and headed for the house, police said, John Clayton McDonald, 41, started a fire in the attached garage. Neighbors called the Eaton County sheriff complaining of a domestic quarrel. They called state police when McDonald started breaking windows around the house and the Delta Township fire department when they spotted the fire, police reported. McDonald’s wife, Patricia, told police she heard the crash just after she left the house to go to a neighbor’s home. McDonald was jailed on a reckless driving charge. Police estimated damage to the car and house at $4,000. McDonald, they said, suffered only a minor cut. JUSTICE COURTS In Justice Bowden’s court, fines were assessed in 11 cases— six traffics at $1 and costs, one no State Railroad Commission permit at $25 and costs, one traffic at $25 and costs, one hot check at $1 and costs, one drunkenness at $5 and costs, one theft at $5 and costs. The defendant charged with theft announced that he was unable to pay the fine and was confined in county jail. Mrs. Walter Hayes’ court: nine traffic fines were paid— five for $1 and costs, three for $5 and costs, one for $25 and costs. WORKER KILLED BRECKENRIDGE — UP )—Reb bue Gandy, 56, died Monday in 30 foot fall from a Hubbard Creek dam construction Bite. 2-Cent Stamp Brings $5200 NEW YORK — UP )—A 2-cent postage stamp showing an upside down railroad train brought $5,200 at an auction held by H R. Harmer Inc. The stamp commemorates the Pan American Exposition of 1901, held in Buffalo. It was part of a collection of Margaret Flick Hoffman of Florence Italy, and formerly of New York. The purchaser of the stamp Monday was not named. IRON LUNG MISSING LAREDO — UP )—In the midst of an emergency polio outbreak, hospital officials here founj their iron lung missing Monday. The equipment had not been used for over two years and officials do not know how long it might have been missing. Seven Laredo youths have been stricken in seven weeks with po. lio. A. A. King, 78, Dies Cleburne 1 CLEBURNE — UP) —- Asbury Alexander King, 78, East Texas businessman and rancher, die<^ early today. The former Gregg County sheriff had lived in Cleburne with two sons, Edward and John, since February. King formerly owned gins at Kilgore, Longview and Browning. He wTas sheriff of Gregg County in 1923 and 1924 and again in 1937 and 1938. He had been in ranching and the oil business in recent years. King is survived also by a daughter, Mrs. Hollis Kinsey of Tupelo, Miss. Services will be held Thur*< day. Fannin Cubs Receive Badges Fourteen Fannin P-TA Cub Scout Pack members received rank badges at their pack meeting Monday night at Fannin school. Receiving their Wolf Rank^ badges were Mike King, Ricky Dyess, Wayne Herod, James Cohagen, Eddie York, Jimmy * Barlow, David Anderson, John A. Richards, Monty Stafford and Jackie Coker. Lion Badges went to David Horvath and Steve Watkins, and Bear Badges went to Larry Colquitt and Randy Coker. Roark Montgomery, David Horvath and Steve Watkins got Gold and Silver Arrow points for completing electives. Contests and other entertainment were held for the seventy persons on hand. The next Pack meeting will be held June 11 at 8 p. m. - Try a Want Ad and Convert (t into Cash - Dial TR4-4764. Going Out Of Business Sale NOW IN PROGRESS! BUDGET Furniture Co, 115 S, Beaton STEAKS You Owe It To Yourself To Try One Of Thpn and Only Then You’ll Know How Good a Steak Could Be. We Cater To Small Or Large Parties. 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