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/ Territory Traveler (Continued from Ple One) e questions I didn't ask -- during my ! chance. Those questions I recalled now -- but also too late. FROM THE BRIDGE -- over -- I was back to my concern. How would I get back rny car. News people were walking the Trinidad side -- and I wa Step. A familiar voice greeted me over my right shoulder. It was Powell, Corsieana Sun Publish- (fairly newcomer, and happy to re- a familiar face). Sam Pender- the Sun Editor who puts in 24 a day bulling a reputation as the editor alive, was at his side. aren't natural with Sam, but was impressing his boss -- being They wanted to know if I was to the Corsicans luncheon -- and laid I could not -- that my car was the airport. they were fn'ing ques- what airport? Here? Do you it? Do you have a plane? Did you in ? Not once did- I have a chapce reply. I butted in saying I'd met dignitaries at a landing strip and gotten to the bridge in that big gold Cadillac -- the official car. Sam: "You rode hero with ?,, Me: "yes, but it didn't matter 'cause the Demos were in Athens at the lllackeye Pea FestivalY Sam: "Blackeyed Pea Festival?" Wayne: "Gosh, do we have anyone OVer there ?" Me: "Yep! Dick Gibbs." Wayne: "Yell, how do you know." Me: Read R in the Athens paper. PICKED UP Obviously, I had no choice but to ac- their invitation to the Corslearm luncheon -- especially now that I knew l)welle (Athens Review) was back there listening to how well I was getting along Without him since I fell out with him er his "litter bug" (Cedar Lake ). They were saynig they'd ring me back to get my car after u, h, and Dick Dwelle spoke that up, ed he expecting Gilbert and I that evening at 7:30 in Athens. HIGH ROLLING OVER The Sun Editor drives a green car. Not fine like the "official gold Cadil- lac" -- just a green ear -- that's gon- na run out of gas if Kerens is much further. We made it to a station, but the Sun Publisher and Editor couldn't ! up with one lousy dollar by pool- m.g their resources. I had 47c -- and sharing it. While they were tell- lng sad stories inside the station and getting us all a Dr. Pepper for the road, the attendant was cleaning the wind- Shield. I inquired about a litter bag (to dispose of the Polaroid junk I had stuffed in my camera satchel at the bridge). I don't know why -- I didn't know that man -- but he answered, ,"No, I don't have one, I haven't set up y advertising this year." He was saying that when the Sun guys came back -- and they accused rae of hustling advertising. Wayne Powell said -- '*I'll bet you were not and wouldn't run a Kerens ad in the Malakoff News." That station man said, "I'll bet she' Would if the money was right" -- not helping matters. The status of our combined financial Strength had come to light. One of them asked if I had a luncheon ticket. I did not. Sam told his boss not to panic "-- that he had every confidence that I could frisk my way inside the new high school to eat without a ticket. We were running late and besides the luncheon tickets were by advance Purchase anyway, they thought. NATURAL THIEF As we walked past the "gold official Car" parked at the entry -- (us peons Parked on the parking lot), I was say- ing -- "That's how it was when I was high rolling" --"At the entry, of the beautiful new school was Joe Sheppard of Kerens -- and while introducing my Corsicana Sun friends, I smooth forgot about the ticket business (Joe was tic- ket taker) -- because Charles Haven was just inside and next for introduc- tions to my male companions. During it, I mentioned to Charlie that I'd de- cided to attend after all, and he sug- gested that I ride home with them -- so those fellows wouldn't have to make the extra trip back to Trinidad. THE LUNCHEON The Navarro County Junior College Band was swinging out on some of the finest dance music I've ever heard. I could see many familiar faces -- Dis- trict Engineer Potte" from Tyler and the highway department. Over there was District Judge Jim SeweU. I thought I saw him first (he's blind) but when I went to say hello, he said, "Better watch that guy Sam Pender- grast, you are with Sam, aren't you?" In short order Mr. W. D. Wyatt of Corsieana First National was coming hello. Mr. Wyatt (I call him Hank, name dropping to Wayne and Sam) said he'd told Sam when he came in with me that he was in a good position to learn something about newspapering that wasn't in the books -- if he'd pay close attention to the Malakoff News Editor. I filled my plate, like Sam and Wayne, not thinking about the ticket -- (and I'm sure the guys thought I couldn't forget that soon -- but rather that I was a professional bum). Around these parts, folks know how much I would have enjoyed borrowing $2.50 from my own Malakoff bankers Eddie Garrison or James Curington sitting at a nearby table, to embarrass my party. Hank could have co-signed my note. I. W. (Malakoff's City Councilman) and Georgia Brown were at another table close by and would have paid me out, but I didn't remember to worry'abont it. THE ENTERTAINMENT The First National Bank of Corsicans is celebrating a century of service. A choral group, composed of bank per- sormel called, "The Century Singers" preformed at the luncheon. They (both men and woman) were dressed in red, white and blue costumes, and the ladies' skirts were floor-length. They are great. I almost cried when they did "Shenandoah" -- I think it was the guy with the fine scald on the French Harp (Harmonica) that shook me up. That group sounds equally as profes- sional as the N.J.C: Stage Band. THE SENATOR'S SPEECH I watched Sam -- because I didn't have a scratch pad. He took great de- light in recording remarks (from the head table). It looked like he was writing a prescription -- He was apply- ing so much pressure on his pencil that he was cutting the tablet paper with every stroke -- and I watched that "meanest Editor" react to the Sena- tor's statements. GOING HOME Yes, I was sure I could catch a ride back to Trinidad. I think I'll ride in that "official Gold Cadillac" -- R's much more comfortable than that green ear -- and parked just outside the entrance... I was telling all this to my Corsicana Sun friends -- but I was only teasing. I'd no sooner said it than Bruce Smith (it was his Cadil- lac1 yelled -- "Charisie, do you have a way back? The Senator and I will be leaving in a few minutes." I waved my Corsicans friends good-bye -- from my perch in the front seat of that ,,of. ficial Gold Cadillac," between Bruce and Senator Tower. The Police were escorting us out of town -- again I had my chance and the exclusive in- terview, but it is so much fun knowing something no one else knows -- I'll be like Shorty Reynolds. He'd never part with the photo he got which was always available to him exclusively -- and by sheer accident! ] ii DWIGHT A. JONES, O. D. OPTOMETRIST D0 $. Pakstine, P.O. Box 889 Closed Wed. A qm. OR 5-2tr/ Athens, TeL Mrs. Robert Nokes, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Quinn and children, Jodie, Susan, and Kelley, from Taylor, spent several days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McLaln. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith from Dallas ware here over the week-end visiting with her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Haynes Knox. Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Knox of Malakoff joined them for lunch Saturday. Elizabeth and Richard Jordan, children of Mr. and Mrs. Mar- cus Jordan, spent several days with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jordan, of San Antonio. Their parents went to San Antonio to pick them up on Tuesday and stayed to visit for several days before return- ing home. Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Shep- herd of Irving visited with her parents, the R. T. Griffins, on Sunday. They also viited her sister, Mrs. Phyllis McDaniel and family while here. Mrs. W. C. Carrigan was in Athens Monday to take her mother, Mrs. George Crist of Park Highland Nursing Home, to see a doctor. Mrs. Crist fell after attending church service at the Assembly of God in Cay- uga on Sunday a week ago and injured her toe, which is be- lieved to be broken. Mrs. Martha Carpenter and daughter Lisa, trom Ermis, spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Lela Bell Dodsom Mr. and Mrs. Joe Faulk and Bill are in south 'lexas visRing their son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ladd Faulk of Port Arthur, and other relatives, while on vacation. II I I IIII CAMPBELL'S Expert WhntMdng aul Jmmlry Rqmlr OR $..11 ATHENS, TEWOt$ Because we understal]d the effects ot bereavement, we make every effort to provide thoughtful assist- ance in every way possible, with dignity at all times. 8 LEHR Hugh And Liz Henderson, Owner,. ATHENS, TEXAS Mr. Marless Drake celebrat- ed his birthday Monday night with his family. His son and his wife, Chris and Carol of Ath- ens, and his daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Ronny Brownlow, Casey, Lauri, and Ben from Jacksonville, were all there for the occasion. Mr. Drake became ill on Tues- day morning, and was confined to his bed by Dr. Kilman fol- Lowing examination. MALAKOFF NEWS -- August 13, 1971 -- Page Three Miss Vanna Louise Wed to Robert E. Cook Is Nokes Jr. Miss Vanna Louise Cook and were lighted by the ushers, M. h Robert Edward Nokes Jr. ex- White of Denton, brother-in-law changed wedding vows in a 7:30 of the bride, Billy Paul Cain of p. m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 7, Malakoff and Don Henderson of in the sanctuary of the First Houston. Jesse Robertson of Assembly of God in Malakoff. Fairfield was ring bearer. The double-ring wedding service was performed by the Rev. The altar of the church was James Louis Bankston of Mineola decorated with white gladioli and pompon chrysanthemums and and the Rev. O. B. Cook of antique wrought iron candelabra Malakoff. The bride is the daughter of the entwined with ivy and holding white wedding tapers. Spiral Rev. and Mrs. O. B. Cook, 802 N. candelabra adorned each window College, Malakoff, and the oft he sanctuary. bridegroom is the son of Mrs. R. E. Nokes, 408 Crossroads Drive, A program of wedding music MMakoff, and the late Mr. Nokes. provided by the organist, Mrs. A. Miss Veina Cook of Denton, M. Thompson, the pianist, sister of the bride, was maid of Melinda Cannon, and the soloist honor. Another sister, Miss Verla Britt Thompson included theme Cook of Malakoff, served as a from "Love Story" and "Reen bridesmaid, along with Misses and Juliet ". James Herschel Deans Cain and Ruth Ann Home Barnett sang "The Lord's of Denton, and Miss Deborah Prayer". Carden of Houston, niece of the Given in marriage by her bridegroom. The bridegroom's father, w also assisted with the niece, Lisa Ideus of Tyler, was ceremony, the bride wore a flower girl. formal gown of bridal satin, Ray D. Carden of Houston styled with A-lined skirt, neckline attended his brother-in-law as fi'amed with Venice lace and full best man. Groomsmen were cuffed sleeves of silk organza. Franklin B. Ideus of Tyler, and The gown was accented with lace Rex King, Ray Weaks and Gary medallions and bordered in the Machett, allof Malakoff. Candles dainty lace at the hemline. Mrs. Tommy Collins, nee Clintock, Mrs. Harden Airheart, Patti Gage, was honored with Mrs. F. F. Johnston, Mrs. J. a miscellaneous Bridal Shower N. Foreman, Mrs. Harold Col- held in the Fellowship Hall of vin, Mrs. Cleo Taylor, Mrs. Ar- the First Baptist Church Thurs- fan Mormon, Mrs. Luther Stan- day, August 5, from 7:30 until field, Mrs. Clint Floyd, Mrs. 9:00 p.m. Hostesses for the Lloyd Harris, Mrs. R. R. Rozell, shower were Mrs. Glarer Me- Mrs. Opal Lewis, Mrs. Pat Air- heart, and Mrs. Thomas Brad- The serxing table was laid with a white cloth with lace g,_,)_ , __ edging. The centerpiece was a ceramic bowl filled with white daisies. Light green candles on Today -- Maude Heskins, Patsy either side of the bouquet cam- Thompson, Sue Johnson, plimented the table. Refresh. ments of punch, mints, nuts and James Armstrong, Willie Jean Jackson, Owen Lee cookies were served by the Robortson. hostesses to the guests. Mrs. Collins opened her gifts Saturday -- Steve Haney, Val- ven Grayer, Raymond which were displayed on tables Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Smith Ramsey, Grace and Elmo covered with white clothes. and children from Garland spent Yarbrough. last week with her parents, Mr. Sunday -- Dale Clay, Becky and Mrs. Carl Mathis. Mr. Hoover, Steven Hopper. Smith is recuperating from re- Monday -- Ruth Code, Brenda Her cathedral length mantilla veil was outlined in Alencon lace, and she carried a cascade arrangement of miniature carnations centered with a cymbibium orchid. The bride's attendants wore gowns of camdlia pink miramist, styled with Empire waistlines defined with bands of pink velvet tied in bows in * "k with floor length streame eir head. dresses wer of matching miramist and flowers holding shoulder length veils. Each carried a single carnation of matching color. The flower girl was attired in a gown identical to those of the bridal attendants and carried a white basket filled with flower. and petals. At the reception #hich followed in Fellowship Hall of the church, the couple was assisted in receiving guests by their and sisters, Mrs. M. L White of Denton, Mrs. R. C. Carden of Houston, and Mrs. F. B. Ideas of Tyler. Misses Debbie King and Diana Weaks were in charge of the bride's book, and Misses Sandy King and Lisa Weaks distributed rice bags to the guests from a colorful rice bag tree. The bride's table was centered with an arrangement of pink and white carnations in a silver bowl, complemented by silver can- delabra and other appointments. Serving the four-tiered wed- cling cake, which was trimmed with pink confection roses were Miss Sandy Mullins of Malakoff and Miss Jenny Skiles of Trinidad. Miss Elaine Jumper Of Malakoff presided at the punch howl, After their" wedding trip, the uple will make their home in M,=!akoff. The bride re.- ,:as in the Malakoff Schools, and the bridegroom is employed by Texas Power and Light Co. Both are graduates of Malakoff High School and Henderson County Junior Coilege. The bride is a graduate of Texas Woman's University in Denton, and the bridegroom has Lhad advanced study at the University of California at Berkley. cent surgery which will keep him from his work for six weeks. Robert Cleveland Birchett, of Highway 90 South, passed away Nix, Juanita Adams, Marjorie Teetz, Bobby Karen Davis, Thomas Ray Ingrain, Minnie Ellen Rampy. Tuesday -- Beverly Perkins, Donna Marie Hedge. Wednesday -- Joe Pool, Cecil Thursday night at .his residence. Robinson, Evelyn Tanner, Local arrangements were by Rickey McKinnerney. the Paschal Funeral Home. Re- Thursday -- Macon Ashley, mains were forwarded to Keev- Roger Almond, Cary Morton, er Mortuary, Ennis, Texas for Mrs. V. L. Summerall, service and interment. Phillip Spivey, Cozette Barnett. Genera] Dentistry Dr. Richard J. Campbell has assumed the practice of Dr. B. H. Pruitt at 109 So. Prairieville OFFICE HOURS 8:00 - 5:00 Man. thru Fri. 8:00 - 12:00 Noon Sat. I FOR APPOINTMENT 675-3811 "Mother, where did I go wrong?" You never know what will happen next so you never know when a telephone will come in handy, That's why it pays to have plenty of extensions. You'll save time, save steps, save trouble with extensions in the kitchen, the bedroom, near the patio. Always keep a phone at your fingertips. Call the telephone company or come in. Hulf .etate00 -United PASCHAL 00u.E.t HOME We accept all burial policies at 00ace value 00.o.E 489-1500 TI/00E -- HoT TIME is to spend on children, MONEY is to save for children - for their advance education. TEACH the children to save too, for worthwhile goals. We welcome child and adult savings at the CITIZENS STATE BANK. CITIZENS STATE BANK