This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 8, 1960

M.K. Hallman and Jack E. Deen were re-elected to serve another term of three years as school trustees in the election Saturday, April 2. Mr. Hallman and Mr. Deen begin their new terms Monday night, April 11, when the board meets.

The city council of Wills Point this week, posted a reward of $100 for the apprehension of and upon conviction of anyone found maliciously destroying city property. Recently signs at the city limits of Wills Point have been pushed over by automobiles, the council said. And several months ago the rubber stop signs in the center of the downtown streets were cut off at the base near the concrete mounting.

Building activity in Wills Point reached a new high in the past few days when construction on several new houses was started. Plans are completed for three new units and construction is underway on one in what will be known as the Gateway Addition on North Fourth Street. Recently completed was a small frame house on East North Street owned by Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Hodge of Terrell. Mr. and Mr. A.C. Mayberry have begun work on a three-bedroom brick veneer also on East North Street. James Carnes recently completed a house on North Fourth Street and Lonnie Adkins presently has under construction a house in the Gibbard Addition.  Billy Jack Gullett is building a house, which will be occupied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Gullett. Fren Grant is building a house in the Lake Tawakoni area near the Frank Martin home. Mr. Grant is employed in Dallas; and expects to retire in a few years.

Miss Phyllis Edna Berry of Houston became the bride of Gordon Russell Wynne, Jr., Friday evening April 1, in a ceremony performed at the First Methodist Church in Houston with Dr. Kenneth Pope reading the vows for the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Berry, Jr., of Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon R. Wynne of Wills Point are the parents of the groom. (See newspaper for complete article and picture.)

The Cartwright Chapter of New Homemakers of America will observe National NHA week April 3-9.  Plans for the week include presenting an assembly at school to announce NHA Week; working in home garden and flower yard. On Friday honoring Chapter sweetheart and members birthdays.. Saturday members will assume specific responsibilities at home and the sick and shut-in.  The activities are planned for individual growth toward achieving the purposes and goals of the organization.

Nothing is unusual about finding an ordinary deflated balloon, but the one that Jesse Glidden found Sunday near his home south of Wills Point was unusual. A short distance from his home he came upon a deflated sort of plastic balloon with a message attached. The note had been tied to the balloon with a leather string and asked that whoever found the note please write to Kenny Norton, Palestine, Mexia, so he would know how far the balloon had traveled.

Cradle Roll: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis Herrin announce the arrival of Kenny Lewis at Baker Clinic April 14.

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Allen were honored on their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 3, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Brackeen. Mr. and Mrs. Allen were married on April 3, 1900, in Hunt County and to this union were born eight children. They are Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Neal of Burkburnett; Mrs. C.M. Hickman, W.C. Allen and L.W. Allen, Jr. of Archer City, Mrs. Carl Shaw of McKinney, R.J. Allen of San Antonio; and Mrs. Brackeen and Mrs. J.W. Langford of Wills Point. (See newspaper for complete article.)

Brownie Scout Troop No. 139 met Wednesday afternoon in the youth department of the Russell Memorial Methodist Church from 3:30 to 4:30 o’clock.  Three patrol leaders, Margaret Ann Schlitt, Peggy Massey and Diane Hughes were elected at a recent meeting. Judy Chitty was welcomed into the troop as a new member. The girls made tray favors and carried them to Baker clinic where they were distributed. Those attending were Linda Cannefax, Margaret Ann Schlitt, Saundra Hodges. Ann Furrh, Annette McLemore, Nelda Barnett, Debbie Murrey, Alice Harvey, Eleane Davis, Diane Hughes, Peggy Massey, Barbara Boswell, Debbie Dawson, Velma Mae Jackson and Suzanne Hay. Mrs. Wayne Dawson is the troop leader and assisting her are Mrs. Andrew Schlitt and Mrs. Eugene Massey.

Isaac Franklin Luttrull of Sundown, former resident of Wills Point, died at his home there, Thursday afternoon, March 31.Interment was in Levelland. A retired construction worker, Mr. Luttrull moved to Sundown from Wills Point in 1942. Survivors include his wife, eight daughters, including Mrs. M.E. Goode of Wills Point, two sons and a brother, J.L. Luttrull of Kaufman. (See newspaper for names of other survivors and complete obituary.)

“Personals: Mrs. I.N. Sewell, Jr., of Chicago, Ill., is visiting Mrs. I.N. Sewell and family.  Mrs. Tyke Manning visited her daughter, Mrs. D.B. Mizell, and Mr. Mizell in Houston last week. Mr. and Mrs. David Wingo attended the Berry-Wynne wedding on Friday evening in Houston, where they spent the week-end.  They attended the church of Rev. Leslie T. Griffin, former Wills Point pastor, Sunday morning.

Miss Janice Davis was complimented with a miscellaneous wedding shower Saturday evening, March 12, at the home of Mrs. Charles Curtis.

Myrtle Springs: Mr. and Mrs. Will Ayres visited friends at the Stiles rest home at Hiram Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Arch Taylor visited her sister, Mrs. Vesta Palmer, who is in a Terrell hospital. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Winfield and children of San Augustine were week-end visitors of Mrs. E.M. Shamburger and Harry.