This Week in Wills Point History Friday, September 1, 1961

The Wills Point Tigers will open their gridiron season tonight at the local stadium against a strong Mineola eleven. This will be their first test of combat under their new head coach, Buster Johnson. According to the lineup, the Tigers have the weight advantage. Wills Point line averages 181 pounds per man to the Yellowjackets 163, and 156 in the backfield.

Leading the ranks of the Tiger Band tonight and throughout the year will be five pretty young ladies who serve as majorettes. They are Molly Mayfield, Johnice Cotten, Gleith James, drum major; Elaine Malone, and Donna Deen. (See newspaper for picture.)

A 1904 copy of the Wills Point Chronicle was found, this week by workmen tearing down Miss Mozelle Goodwin’s home on West O’Neal Street. The copy of the paper dated March 8, 1904 was found between the walls of the building by Bobby Moorehead. It had been stamped with the name Marsh Lea, who lived in the house at that time. Mr. Lea, brother of the late Earl Lea, later moved to Fort Stockton where he passed away a few years ago. Advertising in this copy of the Chronicle were for Rose Dry Goods and J.C. Mason, Co. selling corsets for spring from 50 cents to 1$, Men’s overalls 85 cents to 1$, Men’s suits, from 8.50 to $10. (See newspaper for complete article.)

News of Our Men, Women in Service: Serving with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing of the El Toro Marine Corps, Air Station, Santa Ana, Calif., is Marine Pvt. Don H. Creed, son of James H. Creed, of Route 2, Wills Point. Helicopters, transports and jets of the Wing provide air support for infantrymen of the First Marine Division at nearby Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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