Wills Point History Friday, March 29, 1968  




J.T. Wiggs, instructor in vocational agriculture in the Wills Point School termed the 22nd Annual Student’s Project Show on Saturday as one of the most successful on record. There were 29 boys exhibiting 36 entries in the show staged at Leon Lester’s barn under nearly perfect weather conditions. Winners were Beef Steers-first, Leslie Whitaker; second, Danny Day; and third Danny Day. Beef bulls-first Corky Ragland; second, Jimmy Langford; third Mike Miles; Beef Cows-first Kenneth Bates, who also had the champion beef; second, James Wilson; and third Billy Bullard. Beef heifer’s (under eight months)-first, Phillip Goodwin. Beef heifer’s (eight months and over)-first, Buddy Martin; second, Weldon Massey; third, Ted Deen; Dairy heifers-first George Deen. (See newspaper for other animals and winners.)


Lake Tawakoni’s first fatality of the year occurred Friday night as a 28 year-old Richardson man drowned when the small boat from which he had been fishing overturned. Phillip W. Hill was dragged from the waters by his father-in-law and taken by ambulance to Baker Clinic Hospital where he died a few minutes later. The mishap occurred at about 7:30 in the vicinity of the spillway within Van Zandt County, according to County Deputy Sheriff, C.E. Munn. Hill’s death brings the toll of Lake Tawakoni to 30 dead since the lake was official opened to the public in the fall of 1961.


Herman (Moon) Mullins of Longview, talented after-dinner speaker, held the attention of his listeners with an inspiring and entertaining talk, Friday evening at the annual sports banquet held in the school cafeteria. Highlight of the evening was the announcement of the two students to receive the outstanding player trophy for the year. The honors went to Tom Castleberry, and Mickey Blake Robertson.


Farmers were reminded today that the “no-grazing” period for diverted acres under the 1968 feed grain and cotton programs will start April 30. It will continue until Oct. 1.


Mr. and Mrs. Harold N. Jungmichel of Austin have announced the engagement of Mrs. Jungmichel’s daughter, Miss Susan Carol Stephens to Walter Thomas Russell, Jr. of London, England. Miss Stephens is the daughter of the late Col. R.W. Stephens and is a graduate of the University of Texas. Mr. Russell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thomas Russell of Wills Point. He received his degree from the University of Texas. He is employed by North Sea Sun Oil Company, of London. The nuptials will take place sometime this summer in Austin.


The Tiger Cat: Saturday, March 16, six Wills Point Band members journeyed to Commerce for solo and ensemble contest. Those attending were Bob Smith, Debbie Smith, David Baggerly, Joyce Bridges, Karen Furrh, and Debbie Anderson. Joyce, Karen, and Debbie received a division two on the clarinet trio. Also receiving a division two was David Baggerly on the ------and Bob Smith on the trombone and Debbie Smith on the clarinet.


Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Mayfield will observe their 60th wedding anniversary today, March 29. They were married in Abilene. Before moving to Wills Point, they lived in Greenville and operated a tractor business. They have operated the tractor business in Wills Point since 1946.


Mrs. Bess Hamm was hostess for a surprise birthday dinner honoring Mrs. Zilla Bolt Friday, March 22. Those attending the dinner were Mrs. A.H. Hargrove, Mrs. John Pratt, Mrs. G.B. White, Mrs. Hamm and the honoree, Mrs. Bolt. Many lovely gifts were presented the honoree.


The Myrtle Spring Home Demonstration Club met March 5 with Mrs. Georgia Bates as hostess. Mrs. Ola May Denny led the group in singing “America” and prayer, was offered by Mrs. J.R. Cotton. Mrs. E.M. Shamburger, club president, introduced Mr. Truman Chitty who gave a program on landscaping the home grounds. He gave many helpful ideas on the newer evergreen plants. The committee cleanup program was discussed and everyone was asked to sack or box cans.


Personals: Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Smith and children of Monroe, Louisiana are spending the week in the home of Mrs. Smith’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Rose.


Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Nelson of Irving spent Saturday with the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Nelson.


Vernon Sims of Corpus Christi spent several days visiting friends and relatives here and in Edgewood last week.


Bryan Tarver of Five Points, California left Sunday by bus for his home after visiting relatives here and in Corpus Christi.


Mr. and Mrs. Marion Smith and daughter of Anaheim, California visited Mrs. A.G. McDonald and Miss Myrtle McDonald during the past week.


Mrs. Juanita Spears and granddaughter, Mary Ann Castleberry, spent Wednesday and Thursday of last week with the W.N. Stewarts in Grand Prairie.


 Thurman Miles visited Clyde Jones and George Yates at Baylor Hospital in Dallas Sunday.


 Bill Longacre of Kaufman and Larry Longacre of Dallas spent the weekend in the Jim Longacre home and attended the funeral of Thomas Ferguson on Friday of last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Phil Hughes of Texarkana visited recently in the home of Mrs. J.C. Lybrand.


Mrs. Oma Quanstrom, 80, a sister of Charlie O. Scott, died in a hospital at Hartwell, Georgia Tuesday morning.


Barber Louis Lamb, 22, died on March 20 of electrical shock while putting up a television antenna. His wife, the former Patricia Ann McBride, suffered burns on her hands and feet but was not hospitalized. Rev. H.G. McBride conducted the funeral services at the First Baptist Church on Saturday March 23. Burial was in White Rose Cemetery. Mr. Lamb was born on November 1, 1945 in Terrell. He and his wife and daughter lived in Nash near Texarkana. They lived in Dallas for three and one-half years before moving to Nash. He was employed by, the Coca Cola Bottling Company. Survivors include his wife and one daughter. Lisa; father, Herman Lamb, one brother Larry Lamb, Wills Point; one sister, Mary Jane White, Texarkana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lamb, Wills Point and Mrs. Mattie Curtis Seagoville. (See newspaper for complete obituary and names of pallbearers.)