History April 20


SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1952

Ralph O. Johnson, a native Denisonian, has been advanced to superintendent of communications of the Katy Railroad with headquarters in Denison. Johnson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Johnson of Dallas, long time residents of Denison. His father, a Katy engineer for 40 years, is the retired general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers on the Katy. Johnson married the former Miss Mary Payne of Denison, and his brother, Walter Johnson, also of Denison, is general chairman of the conductors on the Katy.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1962

Ballplayers vie with Hollywood celebrities tomorrow night at the 1952 home opener for the Sherman Twins. The kickoff of pre-game ceremonies is at10 a.m. with a parade through downtown Sherman. Local bands and decorated floats and bicycles will lead the parade of the Twin stalwarts of 1952. The Sherman Chamber of Commerce will award prizes to the boy with the best decorated bicycle and the person with the best costume. A crowd of some 4,000 fans is expected for the Twins first league home appearance. Mayor John W. Hayes will get the action under way when he throws out the first ball.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1972

The highest award given by Boys Club of America was presented to the founder of Sherman’s Boys Club Monday night. Robert G. Bush, Sherman attorney and founder of the Sherman club six years ago, was presented the Golden Boy Award by J.J. Tracy and Rev. Robert Thompson. Introduced as new officers were Rev. Thompson, president; Stephen Hefner, first vice president; Stanley Everett, second vice president; Jim Terflinger. secretary and Harry Reynolds, treasurer.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1982

Kim Brewer and Mark Barcus, both members of the Austin College Observer staff, were recognized recently by the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. Ms. Brewer, business manager, placed first in the advertising campaign category in TIPA’s state wide journalism contest. Barcus was elected parliamentarian of the organization.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1992

The Sherman Lady Bearcats, powered by victories in the 400-meter and 1600-meter relay, ran away with the District 5-5A crown with a team total of 142 ½ points. In addition to winning the district championship, the Lady ’Cats will be a strong presence at the Region I track meet with all three relay teams earning berths, along with Tena Davis in the 200, Andrea Hunt in the 400, Sahasha Bennett in the 100 and long jump and Gloria Winchester in the shot put and discus.