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This is a selection of stories, classified ads and commercial ads from the Celina Record first published Thursday, August 9, 1962.
New sewer plant is needed
Two officials of the State Health Department met with the Celina city council Tuesday evening and gave a report on a recent survey which the Department had made of Celina's sewerage disposal plant.
Ultimately – and in, the near future – the plant will have to be replaced by a new one, according to the health department men. Present laws which prohibit the pollution of streams make the old plant altogether inadequate, though drastic clean out measures might relieve the situation for a time at least.
The council was told that the surface lagoons now being used are adequate, but that the emhoff tank itself was far too small. The plant was designed years ago for a population of 600, but the change in people's habits and increase in use of sewerage facilities make it now fit for use by only about 300, the health department men said.
One of the recommendations for immediate action was that the year's accumulation of sludge which has filled the tank to a point where it does not function properly be cleaned out. This, said Mayor G.V. Bray, is a job for specialists. Several firms do this kind of work.
Mayor Bray told The Record Wednesday that he did not know how much a sewer disposal plant would cost, but that figures upward of $40,000 to $50,000 had been guessed at. He said the only way to find out for sure was to employ an engineering firm to plan the installation and get figures from a contractor.
The Mayor said the city is in excellent financial condition, and its credit would amply justify an investment such as the sewer plant would require. A bond issue would be necessary.
He said he thought with a clean out job and proper maintenance the plant could be used successfully for a time until arrangements could be made to replace it.
School Board bans wearing of shorts in upper grades
Students in Celina Junior High and High School will not be permitted to wear shorts to school effective with the beginning of the next school term.
This policy was voted in a meeting of the Celina school board Tuesday night. The ban does not apply to students in grades one to five.
Also approved in the meeting was a motion to remove from the school building all cold drink and candy machines. Superintendent Bill Bradley said that students would be urged to drink milk instead.
The resignation Tuesday of Billy Ray Huddleston left the high school without a mathematics teacher. Mr. Huddleston, whose home is in Celina and who had been teaching in the Celina school for several years, resigned so he could devote more attention to his farming interests.
Two new teachers were added to the faculty last week. One is L.L. Palmer of Dallas, a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University, who will teach band. The other is David Smith, science teacher, who got a B.S. Degree from Abilene Christian College in 1958. Until recently, he had been working with the Soil Conservation Service in South Texas.
The office of the school's tax assessor-collector is being moved to the Celina City Hall, where air-conditioning is available.
On the Record
The worst part about making a living, says a friend of ours, is that you have to do it all over again every day.
And a farmer friend who, when asked what time he goes to work each morning, replied, “Son, I don't go to work in the mornings. When I get up I'm surrounded by it.”
There's nothing wrong with our national economy – it's our national extravagance.
Someone has figured that we have put 35 million laws on the books trying to enforce the Ten Commandments.
Government should be like your stomach. If it's working right, you don't know you have it.
We suggest a round of applause for the City of Celina for its cleanup of the city park this week. If all the rest of us will fall to and clean up our premises in the business district, we can once again be proud of Celina's appearance.
Lad of 14 is crushed to death under truck
Daniel Anthony, 14, who lived with his parents on the William Tolleson farm southwest of Celina, died in a Denton hospital Sunday about 8 p.m. of internal injuries suffered when he was run over by a dual-wheel truck about three hours earlier.
The boy was riding on the front fender of the truck driven by his father, Segundino Anthony, and fell off under the vehicle when it came to a sudden stop. The driver started up again without knowing that Daniel had fallen under the truck, and the dual wheels passed over the lad's body from foot to shoulder. The accident occurred near the John Brockett farm, two miles northwest of Parvin.
The victim remained conscious after the accident, and his father and the others in the truck rushed him to the hospital, knowing him to be badly injured, but not thinking the injuries would be fatal.
The funeral was held at 11 p.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Celina, Father Boyle of McKinney, pastor, conducting the service. Burial was in Celina Cemetery, directed by Morgan-Scott.
Daniel was born in San Antonio, son of Segundino and Jane Anthony, and had lived in the Celina area for about three years.
Survivors are his parents; five brothers, Joe, Louie, David Segundine, Jr., and Roy, all at home, six sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bodoe, San Antonio, and Arlene Mary, Lupe, Dora, and Jeanie, at home.
Sabin vaccine given to 800
Eight hundred doses of Sabin oral polio vaccine were administered at the Celina school lunchroom Sunday, in the second and final effort of the series.
The clinic, sponsored by the Celina Lions Club, resulted in 1,800 West Collin persons getting immunization from polio via the Sabin vaccine. The first clinic, on Sunday, July 29, immunized 1,000 persons. Dr. M.W. Graham, Celina physician, volunteered his services in helping conduct the clinic, as did Mrs. E.J. Lewis and Mrs. Wilbur Hundley, as nurses.
Fire does little damage
A fire which was extinguished before much damage was done was discovered in the Cody Body Shop in Celina Sunday about 1 a.m. by Chief of Police Archie Hatfield.
The fire broke out in an upholstered sofa in the office and did about $75 damage to the wall before it could be put out.
Ray O'Dell gets army discharge
Ray O'Dell, son of Mack O'Dell of Celina, was released from the Army Sunday and is in Celina for a short visit with his father.
Ray served with the 490th Civil Affairs Company, and was stationed most recently at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
He will soon go back to his old job as a letter carrier in Dallas.
Two Celina men to get NTSU degrees
Denton – Kenneth D. Boren and Jon Ousley of Celina are among 519 seniors who have applied for bachelor's degrees at North Texas State University this semester.
Summer commencement exercises are scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 23 in Fouts Field.
Boren, son of D.E. Boren, Route 1, Celina, is a candidate for the bachelor of science degree in physical education.
Seeking the bachelor of arts degree in biology, Ousley is the son of Mrs. Maxine Ousley, Celina.
By Mary M. Button
Mrs. Glen Spears and Mrs. Howell Hawkins of Irving visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Littrell recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Frost of Vernon were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Carruth and Mrs. J. Webb Nelson.
Mrs. Eva Jackson of Amarillo is visiting her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Grigg.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Giles have had as visitors her brother, John Tree from Arlington, his son, J.H. Tree of Sherman, and Dan Tree of Mobile, La.
Mrs. H.U. Gracey and Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Gracey have had as recent visitors, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Crosswhite and daughters, Gyn and Sherron of Allen, and Ray Gracey of Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Harlin of McKinney, visited Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Dickerson, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hayes and Mrs. Ed Hayes.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kalmback and Andrea, of Van Alstyne, visited Mrs. Sallie Mayes Sunday night.
Mrs. J. Harry Price of Melissa, and her mother, Mrs. B.F. Choate, spent the weekend at the latter's home here.
Wildlife to feature State Fair ag show
Animals and plants of forest, plains, desert, and seashore will take the spotlight in the Agricultural Show at the 1962 State Fair of Texas, October 6 through October 21 in Dallas.
The show will tell the complete story of Texas wildlife and game, with the benefits of recreation and the responsibilities of conservation.
Live specimens along with color photographs and moving pictures will illustrate the story.
The show will set a precedent by preserving wildlife and conservation as material resources of Texas agriculture. Cooperating with the State Fair in creating the show are Texas A&M college and the Texas Game and Fish Commission.
The central exhibit will consist of three-dimensional display depicting the interrelation of soil, animals, plants, climate and moisture.
Emphasis will be placed upon changes brought about by nature, changes brought about by man and his good management, and changes brought about by man and his poor management.
The twelve supporting exhibits of the state's Extension Service Districts will tie in with the central exhibit by showing the wildlife and conservation problems prevalent in each district.
Here are some of the animals that will be on display – antelope, badger, bear, bighorn sheep, bobcat, bullfrogs, chacalaca, coyote, deer, dove, ducks, eagles, elk, fish, fox, geese, javalinas, kangaroo rat, mink, mountain lion, ocelot, opossum, otter, pheasant, prairie chicken, prairie dog, quail, raccoon ringtail, roadrunner, squirrel, snakes, turkeys, whooping crane, wolves and woodcock.
From our early files
From The Celina Record for August 5, 1937
The Record that week published its 35th anniversary edition – a 32-page issue.
Highway 14 (now Highway 289) was to get paving in Grayson County. At that time it was gravel road from the Collin County line north.
George and Homer Boals had bought a drug store in Gunter.
Little Billie Ray Vaughan, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Vaughan had died after drinking a quantity of kerosene.
Stained glass windows were being installed in Celina's First Presbyterian Church.
Twenty-four pieces of Celina real estate were being advertised for sale by the Sheriff to satisfy city tax liens.
Perry & Rucker offers Choice home-killed calves, Choice seven steak for 55 cents a pound, Maxwell House instant coffee, 6-ounce jar for 65 cents, and a 2-pound cello bag of Arrow pinto beans for 19 cents.
McKnight Grocery has for your weekend table Sun Spun Pie Cherries, no. 303 can, 5 for $1, Havoline Motor Oil, 3 quarts for $1 plus tax and Alma Tomato Juice, 46-ounces in plastic for 35 cents.
A 1957 Pontiac Hardtop coupe can be purchased at J.C. Loftice Motors for $495.
At the Ritz Theatre this week, “Twist Around the Clock” plays on Aug. 11 starring Chubby Checker, Dion, Vicki Spencer, the Marcels and Clay Cole. Next Saturday, Aug. 18 “Three Stooges meet Hercules” will be playing.
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