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Celina 50 Years Ago Today
This is a selection of stories, classified ads and commercial ads from the Celina Record first published Thursday, September 13, 1962.
Council okays 1962 tax roll
In a Tuesday evening meeting of the Celina City Council, the 1962 tax roll totaling $958,190 was approved.
Of this total, $651,020 was in real property valuations, and $307, 170 is personal property.
This represents an increase of $38,459.27 from last year's total of $919,730.73. Most of the increase was in real property valuations.
Stop signs ordered
The council approved the purchase of traffic stop signs to be placed in the following new locations:
To stop southbound traffic on Fourth Street at Main.
To stop southbound traffic on Fourth Street at Elm.
To stop northbound traffic on Third Street at Main.
To stop eastbound traffic on Main Street at Third.
To stop northbound traffic on First Street at Walnut.
To stop westbound traffic on Walnut at First Street.
With the move to Lubbock of Ike Bennett, and the recent resignation of Eldon Bilderback, the City Council now has only four members, L.E. Stambaugh, W.R. Baldridge, and Leon Howard, and Mayor G.V. Bray.
Two Collin school districts get TBE warnings
Austin – Thirty school districts were warned Monday by the Texas Board of Education about violating accreditation standards.
The schools will have at least a year to come up to standards on the accreditation list.
The board warned four additional school districts for failure to provide adequate teaching staffs. Among the school districts warned for violation of accreditation standards were Anna and Frisco.
Phone company manager says county is growing
Roland Abbott of McKinney, manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Collin County, was a visitor in Celina Tuesday and told The Record that Collin County was continuing to grow. “We gained 102 telephones in August,” said Abbott. The increase was pretty evenly divided over the entire Collin area served by Southwestern Bell, which owns telephone facilities in every town of any size in the county except Plano.
The company has just completed a new line between Celina and Weston which Abbott says will afford telephone subscribers in that rural area just as good service as town subscribers are getting.
Abbott came to McKinney in April from Graham, where he also worked for the phone company.
Sunday is Sabin polio vaccine day
Celina area people will have their opportunity Sunday to get their doses of Type III Sabin oral polio vaccine, says Clint Carey Jr., president of the Lions Club, which is sponsoring the mass inoculation.
“We have 2,000 doses of the serum,” said Carey Tuesday, “and we hope to be able to complete the job in one Sunday.” A few weeks ago two Sundays were needed to administer the first type to everybody who wanted it.
Hours will be 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Celina High School.
Type III is designed to prevent the second most common kind of polio. Type I was for the kind which most commonly occurs. The least common type of polio is prevented by Type II, which will be offered later.
Celina and Sanger teams battle to scoreless tie
A muddy field in Celina Friday night provided a gloomy setting for the Bobcats' opening game with Sanger, as the two teams battled to a scoreless tie before a scattering of fans who braved the mud to see the game. Automobiles could not get on the field.
Both teams got close to their opponents' goal lines but their drives stalled. The Bobcats were on Sanger's ten-yard line in the latter moments of the game, but failed to push the ball over.
The Bobcats will go to Pilot Point Friday night for the second game of the season, also non-conference. Their first conference game will be at Bells Sept. 21.
Ginnings total 155
With most cotton fields in the Celina area still too wet for either strippers or hand pickers, Celina's two gins had processed only 155 bales of cotton from this year's crop up to Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Last week's heavy rains brought the harvest, which had barely gotten under way, to a halt.
Many migrant field workers are still in the area, waiting for the fields to get dry enough for them to work.
Last year, on September 12 and 13, heavy rains, triggered by Hurricane Carla, had halted cotton picking here, but not before 1274 bales had been ginned.
Uncle Dan from Doe Branch
Dear Mister Editor:
I recon we had what them Congressmen would call a fillabuster at the country store Saturday night. Ed Doolittle took the floor and it was harder to git him to set down than it is to git Senator Morse to shut up.
First off, Ed was upset over reading in the papers where Senator Gruening of Alaska got up in the Senate the other day and give a commercial for his new state. He announced that men was outnumbering wimmen in Alaska by 22,567 as of now and advised wimmen to hurry to Alaska afore the gap closed.
Clem Webster allowed as how they used the Senate for everything else and he didn't see nothing wrong with Senator Gruening trying to git rid of the bachelors in Alaska. He recollected onct when Senator Byrd of Virginia got up in Senate and give a recipe fer apple pie, advising that nothing but Virginia apples was fitten fer the best pies. Farthermore, claimed Clem, Senator Byrd even had the recipe printed in the Congressional Record. Anyhow, allowed Clem, bachelors ain't noted for raising large families and we got to keep large families coming along to meet the tax load. Come to think about it, said Clem, it was a mighty patriotic thing for Senator Gruening to git up in the Senate and advertise the shortage of wimmen in Alaska.
Bug Hookum was lamenting it was a great pity them Senators didn't spend more time on items like the shortage of wimmen in Alaska and apple pie in Virginia and less time on stockpiling and foreign aid. Bug said it would save the taxpayers billions.
Zeke Grubb, who is a authority on wimmen, put the lid on this subject by claiming it was a dead issue by now anyhow. Zeke reckoned that 24 hours after the Senator's announcement, Alaska was stampeding with wimmen.
Another item Ed claimed upset him a bit was that piece in our latest pamphlet from the Department of Agriculture announcing some college was gitting watermelon vines that would grow six or eight melons to the vine like tomato vines. Ed claimed the country was already overstocked with watermelons and afore we knew it the taxpayers would be paying millions fer storing the surplus.
All the fellers was agreed that folks would have more peace of mind if the Department of Agriculture would quit putting out any more pamphlets till we git the New Frontier better explored. For instant, Ed claimed he was reading a piece about a Cannibal Chief in Laos setting alongside a pot where he was gitting a victim ready fer dinner. Ed allowed as how the piece said the Chief was reading a U.S. Department of Agriculture Department pamphlet titled, “100 Ways to Serve Mankind.”
News of Alla Community
By Mrs. Hershel Flanery
The Alla Home Demonstration Club met Wednesday of last week in the home of Mrs. Claud Melton with nine members present. The next meeting of the club will be October 17 in the home of Mrs. Tommie O'Dell.
Mrs. Lee Floyd of Whiteheath, Ill., spent last weekend with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Tillerson.
Leslie Ray Flanery of Irving spent last weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Flanery.
Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Renfro, Chris and Freddy and Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Burkett of Weston visited Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Flanery and Leslie Ray Saturday night.
Missus Carol Vickers and Sue Litchford of Prosper visited Mr. and Mrs. Bud Tillerson Monday afternoon.
From the Early Files
From the Celina Record for Sept. 16, 1937
Three local gins had ginned 3,000 bales of cotton, which was bringing 9 cents. Seed were selling for $17.00 a ton.
Alla school was set to open Sept. 27, with T.W. Hammer as superintendent, and Mrs. Hammer, Mrs. Bennie Brewer, Miss Kathleen Meachum and Miss Faye Kelly as teachers.
The Celina school was to open Sept. 20, with H.M. Gentry as superintendent. Teachers were Hailds Pearce, Miss Sue Finley, Mrs. Orita Baccus, Mrs. Ethel Riley, Miss Mildred Helms, Miss Oleta Wallace, Mrs. Joe Bunch, Miss Wilma Stone, and Mrs. Ruth Tate.
J.W. Francis was advertising a work mare for $40.00.
Mrs. Joe Roberts of Gunter had been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. McClure.
Celina young people going to college in Denton included W.E. Nelson, Jack Milligan, Harper Smith Jr., Frances Allen, Frances Byrd McNabb, Jimmie Glendenning, and Wilma Norris.
Bobby Ray Martin, little son of Mr. and Mrs.R.G. Martin, had just had a tonsils operation.
Postmaster Volney Phillips had just made a business trip to McKinney.
Clifford McKnight has subscribed for The Record as a gift to his brother, L.L. McKnight of Texas City.
McKnight Grocery offers for your weekend table Rath Racorn Bacon for 43 cents a pound, Contadina spiced peaches, 3 large cans for 79 cents and Hommaid biscuits, 3 cans for 25 cents.
Perry & Rucker offers Shurfresh biscuits, 3 cans for 25 cents, Choice Porterhouse steak for 45 cents a pound and Plumrose canned ham, 2-pound can for $1.98.
Carey Food Market has Kimbell chili with beans, no. 300 can for 39 cents, calf liver for 49 cents a pound and Kounty Kist Corn, 5 cans for 89 cents.
The Ritz Theatre next week will be showing “Viva Zapata” starring Marlon Brondo on Sept. 15
On Sunday, Sept. 16 the Spanish picture “Soy Un Profugo” will be showing.
On Saturday, Sept. 22 “Geronimo” will be showing.