[photograph of young man] PHILLIP MORRIS JONES . . . gets scholarship
Ex-Dunbar High Athlete Gets Lincoln Scholarship
Former Dunbar High School star tennis and basketball player Phillip Morris Jones was recently awarded a four-year scholarship to Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Officials of the school said that they had heard about Jones ability in basketball and tennis, and had been watching him for a possible scholarship.
Jones was also president of the class of 1960 at Dunbar High School, where he did all of his high school work, but his sports ability was chiefly responsible for the scholarship.
Presently, the Dunbar graduate is making ready to leave for
college September 10. He will major in physical education and minor in biology at the Missouri university.
He just returned from a vacation trip to California, where he and his grandmother visitied friends and relatives. They also talked with Patricia King, who toured Europe this summer.
Several local business and some of Jones' friends have presented him with going-away gifts, including Mrs. Essie Hill, Mrs. Gary Eaves, and Mr. Jones of the Lufkin Laundry.
Others wishing to give him gifts are asked to call NE 4-4871 or deliver them to 118 Booker Street.
Jones Lake Fete Slated
Jones Lake Park and swimming pool will open for the 1961 season here Saturday with a Splash Day program scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Activities will include a parade, two beauty contests, a carnival, and other special events. Miss East Texas of 1961 will be chosen from a field of six girls in one beauty contest and Miss Senior of 1961 will be selected from seven contestants in the other contest. Candidates and their sponsors in the Miss East Texas competition include Lillie Stephens, Marks Beauty Shop; Myrty C. Richards, McGruder Beauty Shop; Virginia Howard, Berry Beauty Shop; Marvia Brown, East Texas Funeral Home; Lurlene Hale, Community Nursery; and Wilma Colquitt, Berry's Washeteria. Candidates and sponsors in the Miss Senior contest include Ada Marie Daniel of Crockett, Ralph Bunche High School; Loletha Johnson of Crockett, Ralph Bunche High School; Ruth E. Lewis, Dr. C. A. Allen; Oscar V. Kennedy, Johnson's Beauty Shop; Shirley Fleming, Sanders Beauty Shop; Marvin Sumlin, Temple High School; and Joyce Nash, Mattox Service Station. All contestants have been reminded to gather at Brandon Elementary School at noon Saturday to meet the judges, Mrs. Austerine Gilbert, T. Freeman, and Mrs. Frank Johnson. The Splash Day program will begin at 1 p.m. with a parade. Ceremonies at the park will get underway at 2 p.m. with Lawrence Kirksey serving as master of ceremonies. National anthem and prayer See Jones Lake, Page 7
QUITE A FAMILY - The Aggies famous brother combo of Curtis (left), and Marvin Mills take a break from their track exploits. The duo journeys to Philadelphia to run on both the 440 and mile relays this weekend at the Freedom Hall games at Philadelpha.