This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, November 11, 1960

   “Wills Point Junior High Tigers trampled Kerens Tuesday night 32-12 in drizzling rain to take the muchly deserved district championship. A large crowd of Wills Point fans followed the boys to Kerens and supported the youngsters despite the downpour of rain that fell intermittently during the game. Mike Callahan brought in the first Tiger score in the first quarter and Gerald Hayden added the extra points on a pass play.” (See newspaper for complete article.)

   “During half-time activities at the Wills Point-Kerens football game, last Friday, November 4, Miss Linda Burch, senior student and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Burch was crowned football sweetheart. Wills Point won the game 12 to 7 to add stimulus to the special event.” (See newspaper for complete article.)

   “The three ginners in Wills Point reported a total of 3522 bales ginned through Saturday evening, Nov. 5, when they closed down for the week-end. This total came from Floyd Weeks and Son Gin Company, Ezell and Taylor Gin and East Texas Cotton Oil Company gin. A large amount of cotton remains in the fields at this time. Rains in the past few weeks have slowed down the process of gathering. This crop is lighter than last year’s crop, however, the increased acreage has helped to relieve the shortage.”

   “Mrs. Ross Ballenger is building a 14 x 24 building near her home on S. Second Street, where she will operate her beauty shop. Gateway Lumber Company is the builder. Mrs. Ballenger has operated Eddith’s Beauty Shop in the Lybrand building for the past 14 years.”

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