This week in Wills Point History Friday, June 3,1960

The Wills Point Library opened as scheduled Wednesday, June 1, with Hugh Scott, 13-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, checking out the first book. An excellent selection of books, are available to the reading public Dr. J.W. Bettis, president of the Library Association stated. The bookshelves hold more than 1,000 books on religion, fiction and reference. Office hours will be each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 5 o’clock. Mrs. W.H. Wingo, Jr. is the librarian. The public is urged to attend the open house planned on Sunday afternoon, June 12.

Pay N Save Super Market in Wills Point has announced the inauguration of the issuance of S&H green stamps as a bonus to shoppers at their store located on the corner of James and Fourth.

Albert, the six foot four inch alligator who has been calling the Campbell lake 5 miles northeast of Wills Point his home for the past several years, finally ran out of luck Friday night, while free-loading from a trout line, Bill Miles, Jack Miles and P.E. Miles had set out. Albert got caught by a hook and tangled in the trout-line so snugly that he could not get away. (See newspaper for the complete article.)

Mrs. A.W. Rose, Mrs. J.B. Bruster and Mrs. John R. Johnson were among the 5,000 buyers and merchants attending the American Fashion association market in Dallas last week. More than 3,000 lines of women’s and children’s apparel were displayed and “The Fashion Look for The Great Southwest” for Fall ‘60 made fashion news.

Winston Woolverton, Jr. of Fort Worth was a member of the Eastern Hills High School graduating class Tuesday night in the commencement exercises. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith attended the exercises of their grandson.

Mrs. O.L. Pate returned May 12, from a month long farm study tour of Europe conducted by Murray Cox of radio station WFAA. Mrs. Pate has visited most parts of the United States on previous tours and last summer the Cox tour carried the travelers to the Hawaiian Islands. The tour took the group into Paris, France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland and Germany. (See newspaper for complete article.)

Cub Scout pack 387, which is composed of three dens, held its last pack meeting of the year Tuesday, May 17, in the Fellowship Hall of Russell Memorial Methodist church. Tom Castleberry, David Lindsey, Win Murrey, and Kirk Evans were given awards upon completion of their cub scouts and entering the Boy Scouts. Scotty Longacre, Ronnie Cavin and Ronnie Evans received their Bear Awards. Fifteen members of the boy’s families attended the presentation of awards.

Miss Dorothy Bronson, bride-elect of Charles Culver, was complimented with a wedding shower Saturday evening, May 21, in the home of Mrs. Gerald Barrentine.  Several guests registered from out of town, including Mr. and Mrs. Charles Raymond and Mrs. Martha Raymond of Grand Saline, and Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Vance of Edgewood. Miss Bronson and Mr. Culver will exchange wedding vows Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Parker.

Mrs. William Hollis Reardon of Oklahoma City, Okla., has announced the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Susan, to Jon-Alan Bedingfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Bedingfield. The wedding will be solemnized on Saturday evening, June 18, at 8 o’clock in the Crown Heights Christian church, Oklahoma City. Mr. Bedingfield is a nephew of Mrs. Jim Longacre and Mrs. B.L. Breckenridge.

Searcy, Ark.- Marva Jo Shupe, formerly of Granite, Okla. received a Bachelor of Science degree during commencement at Harding College June 2. Miss Shupe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art V. Shupe, Wills Point, was graduated from Granite high school in 1955. She majored in home economics.

Funeral services for Robert A. McCurdy were held last Friday morning, May 27, at Eubank & Co. funeral chapel. Interment was in White Rose Cemetery. Mr. McCurdy, retired railroad engineer, died in a Dallas hospital May 25. He was born on October 30, 1879 in Delaware. On Feb. 21, 1909, he was married to Jewell McLeod who preceded him in death on April 28, 1948. Mr. McCurdy was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church in Dallas.

The Hargrove reunion was held at Myrtle Springs Park Sunday May 29. The day was spent in visiting and picture taking. (See newspaper for names of those attending.)

G.P. Funderburk announced this week that he has purchased the Johnson Service Station on Highway 80 next to Mack’s Café from W.M. Johnson.

Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Teague and Mrs. Merle Penny and children attended the fourth annual commencement exercises of the W.W. Samuel high school at the Dallas Memorial auditorium on Wednesday night. Don Teague, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Teague was a member of the graduating class.

The summer phase of the homemaking program at Cartright High School will be in progress from June 1 through June 30. The Red Cross standard First Aid course offered for adults and out-of- school youths, will begin Monday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the homemaking department. Bryan Hilliard of Van will instruct the course.

Sandra, Diane and Vickie Paschall announce the arrival of their baby sister, Lisa Arlene, born May 11, 1960. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jerrell Paschall. Grandparents are Mrs. Anna Paschall and Floyd Hubbard of Austin.