This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, February 24, 1961

  “Members of the Wills Point high school basketball team played a team composed of businessmen in Wills Point Tuesday evening in a benefit performance at the school gymnasium. The merchant roster contained approximately two full teams since it was necessary to do substituting at intervals during the game. Starting for the merchants were John C Lybrand, K.C. Lybrand, Charles Curtis, Douglass Lindsey, Jack Scott, Odie Chitty and Glynn Ellis. Others on the roster were Charles Jurden, Glenn McNeill, Jr. F.G. Hardy, Jr. Kelles Miller, Loyd Pond and Eugene Wilcoxson. Glenn Adams coached the merchant’s team.

  “In order to give more room and provide for expansion in the program in Vocational Agriculture, a new 30' by 40' extension was added last summer to the Vocational Agriculture Building. This new addition is made of wood with a concrete floor. There has been, two welders added and welding booths built. We now have oxy-acetylene welding equipment. The hand tools are now on peg-board panels, giving more room to work, thus helping the boys with a better shop program. - Eugene Haggard.”

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