This week in Wills Point History Friday, Dec. 2, 1949

   “The annual White Gift Service, a tradition of the Wills Point schools for many years is to be held Wednesday, Dec. 21, in two performances during the day. The first program will begin at 10 a.m. for the elementary school students and the afternoon performance for the high school students is to begin at 2 p.m. School will be dismissed at the conclusion of the class parties following the afternoon service.”

   “Six new directors of the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce were elected this week by popular ballot by all members of the chamber of commerce, K.C. Lybrand, manager, has announced. Elected to serve for a two-year term were A.C. Mayberry, Billy Joe Mullin, F.G. Hards, Jr., Dewitt Bateman, Thomas Campbell and Jack Lester. Those who have another year to serve on the board before their terms expire include Dr. J.W. Bettis, John C. Lybrand, Jack James, Ted Deen, Jimmy Burden and Hubert Kinney.”

   “Lake Tawakoni took a twelve and one half foot rise between December 6 and Monday, December 12, according to F.H. Hutchins, field supervisor for the Sabine River Authority. Mr Hutchins reported that the water was continuing to rise Monday morning but it was due to runoff in the watershed since no precipitation had fallen since Saturday night. The water gauge at Iron Bridge Dam now stands at 407 feet above sea level.” (See newspaper for complete article.)

   “The public is invited to attend the annual Christmas program at Cartwright high school Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. The 51 voice Choral Club of the school will be featured in special Christmas music. Members of the eighth grade English class will present “The Vision of Sir Launfal,” a choric drama. Admission is free.”

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