This week in Wills Point History

Friday, September 30, 1960

 Mrs. Troy Owens, president of the Wills Point Parent-Teachers Association stated today that a membership drive by the local organization will get underway here on October 3 and be concluded by the middle of the month. A contest will be conducted among the rooms for the greatest number of members and a prize will be awarded at the end of the membership campaign. A member of the membership committee will call on each grade to explain to the children about the contest and present them with an envelope to take home to their parents. Membership dues are 50 cents per person. 

 Fifty-four Van Zandt County 4-H Club members will receive awards at the annual 4-H Achievement and Awards Banquet to be held Nov. 12. 

Wills Point’s Junior Tigers copped their first conference game Tuesday night from Emory 14-6, in the local stadium. Jack Lybrand ran the first TD over from the 30 yard line and Mike Callahan added the two points. A 70 yard run on a kick-off gave Wills Point its second score of the night, with credit given to Callahan. Emory’s single tally came in the fourth period.

 Calloway Motor Co. is displaying the new Plymouth and Valiant models for 1961 in their showroom. With an all-over new body style the Plymouth offers many new features. Homer Calloway extends an invitation to the people of the Wills Point trade area to visit the showroom and see the new models.

The new 1961 models of the Ford went on display yesterday at Murrey Motor Co. The Ford Falcon, which also went on display, boosts a reputation of delivering up to 30 miles per gallon of gasoline. Ford has announced a new Econoline as well as two new economy members of the Falcon family. Roland Murrey extends an invitation to Wills Point and surrounding area to visit Murrey Motor Co. and see for themselves the new 1961 Ford line of cars. 

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