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Updated Sunday, July 18, 2010 1:00 AM

History: 7-18

COMPILED AND EDITED BY ANN LOWRY

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 18, 1950

Beverly Thiele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thiele, was elected Big Chief at the Camp Fire Girls Camp.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 18, 1960

What does a man do who's plowing cotton and looks up to see a fearsome-looking animal big as a collie loping down the row toward him?

In is excitement, B.R. Gaskin of Gunter aimed his tractor at the weird creature and ran over it. Turned out it was a giant anteater from South America, escaped from a neighbor's house.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 18, 1970

Leroy Fountain of Sherman earned a trophy in the Fort Worth Soapbox Derby. He won his first two preliminary races but lost out in the third heat. He was competing with 80 others. His racer was sponsored by the Sherman Kiwanis Club.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 18, 1980

Tracy Smith won the 50 yard freestyle in the 14-15 year old class a the 15th Annual Denison Swim Meet at Munson Pool.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 18, 1990

B.F. Wade, originally of Savoy, is the Cannonball Cloggers' Clogger of the Month. He is the bailiff of the 59th District Court of Grayson County.



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