Q & A

Q When was the last time a Dallas high school football team won a state championship?

A It’s been so long that Dallas school officials had to dust off their record books and dig back 27 years. In 1950 the Sunset Bisons won the Big City State Championship, the last trace of Texas gridiron glory for the DISD. Highland Park won the 4A State Championship in 1957.



Q When was NorthPark opened? How much of the existing center was part of the original project?

A NorthPark opened in 1964. All of the existing center except the Lord & Taylor wing was opened 13 years ago.



Q Which star is the biggest draw for Dallas and Fort Worth musicals?

A East of the Trinity, Carol Burnett is queen of the musical stage. She holds four of the top ten box office records, including first, third, fifth and eighth places. Miss Burnett is not only a fabulous performer but a television star, a built-in promotion factor. Her last Dallas Summer Musical appearance was in 1974.

Q When was the last time a Dallas high school football team won a state championship?

A It’s been so long that Dallas school officials had to dust off their record books and dig back 27 years. In 1950 the Sunset Bisons won the Big City State Championship, the last trace of Texas gridiron glory for the DISD. Highland Park won the 4A State Championship in 1957.



Q When was NorthPark opened? How much of the existing center was part of the original project?

A NorthPark opened in 1964. All of the existing center except the Lord & Taylor wing was opened 13 years ago.



Q Which star is the biggest draw for Dallas and Fort Worth musicals?

A East of the Trinity, Carol Burnett is queen of the musical stage. She holds four of the top ten box office records, including first, third, fifth and eighth places. Miss Burnett is not only a fabulous performer but a television star, a built-in promotion factor. Her last Dallas Summer Musical appearance was in 1974.

Ruta Lee rules the stage west of the Trinity. Her annual appearances at Casa Manana are box office runaways. Miss Lee is a brilliant promoter, willing to meet Fort Worthians anywhere, including her dressing room after the show, where she talks and signs autographs as long as admirers wish.



Q I can’t believe how long it takes for the traffic signal to turn green at Wycliff and Lemmon. Could this be the longest light in Dallas?

A Congratulations. You have found one of the longest traffic signals, at least during morning rush hour traffic. At two minutes waiting time, you could easily devour an Egg McMuf-fin and a cup of coffee while waiting Ruta Lee rules the stage west of the Trinity. Her annual appearances at Casa Manana are box office runaways. Miss Lee is a brilliant promoter, willing to meet Fort Worthians anywhere, including her dressing room after the show, where she talks and signs autographs as long as admirers wish.



Q I can’t believe how long it takes for the traffic signal to turn green at Wycliff and Lemmon. Could this be the longest light in Dallas?

A Congratulations. You have found one of the longest traffic signals, at least during morning rush hour traffic. At two minutes waiting time, you could easily devour an Egg McMuf-fin and a cup of coffee while waiting for the light to change. Two other super-long morning traffic stoppers are on Greenville at Walnut Hill and at Meadow Road. In afternoon rush hour traffic, beware of the light at Irving and Mockingbird and signals on Industrial at Continental and at Commerce.



Q Will Greenville Avenue continue to be a one-way street after the city completes construction between Belmont and Mockingbird?A No, Greenville will revert to two-way status, and Matilda, which runs parallel to Greenville, will remain a two-way street. Although the widening of Greenville has seemed like a never ending project, the city estimates work will be completed by late November or early December.



Q I tried to get a membership roll of the Dallas Citizens Council and was told to talk to the council’s executive vice president, Alex Bick-ley. What is the Citizens Council? Is its membership secret?

A The Dallas Citizens Council is a prifor the light to change. Two other super-long morning traffic stoppers are on Greenville at Walnut Hill and at Meadow Road. In afternoon rush hour traffic, beware of the light at Irving and Mockingbird and signals on Industrial at Continental and at Commerce.



Q Will Greenville Avenue continue to be a one-way street after the city completes construction between Belmont and Mockingbird?A No, Greenville will revert to two-way status, and Matilda, which runs parallel to Greenville, will remain a two-way street. Although the widening of Greenville has seemed like a never ending project, the city estimates work will be completed by late November or early December.



Q I tried to get a membership roll of the Dallas Citizens Council and was told to talk to the council’s executive vice president, Alex Bick-ley. What is the Citizens Council? Is its membership secret?

A The Dallas Citizens Council is a private organization comprising more than 200 of the area’s business chief executives. Membership is by invitation only. The Citizens Council grew out of an informal organization of the 1930’s, a group of business chief executives formed to secure the Texas State Centennial celebration for Dallas. They succeeded, partly because as chief executives of their companies, they could commit corporate money and manpower to projects without bothering with someone else’s permission.

Today the Citizens Council is run by its executive committee and its board of directors, which makes nearly all of the organization’s decisions. This year’s president is Republic Bank chairman James Keay. Next year the council’s president will likely be W. C. McCord, president of ENSERCH, parent of Lone Star Gas. The council’s stands on various civic issues. vate organization comprising more than 200 of the area’s business chief executives. Membership is by invitation only. The Citizens Council grew out of an informal organization of the 1930’s, a group of business chief executives formed to secure the Texas State Centennial celebration for Dallas. They succeeded, partly because as chief executives of their companies, they could commit corporate money and manpower to projects without bothering with someone else’s permission.

Today the Citizens Council is run by its executive committee and its board of directors, which makes nearly all of the organization’s decisions. This year’s president is Republic Bank chairman James Keay. Next year the council’s president will likely be W. C. McCord, president of ENSERCH, parent of Lone Star Gas. The council’s stands on various civic issues. such as the upcoming county bond election, are very influential in the business community. As a private organization, the council is answerable to no one except its own membership. The council’s membership roster is available to members only, says Executive V.P. Bickley.



Q Why did Governor Dolph Briscoe choose to appoint Dallas County such as the upcoming county bond election, are very influential in the business community. As a private organization, the council is answerable to no one except its own membership. The council’s membership roster is available to members only, says Executive V.P. Bickley.



Q Why did Governor Dolph Briscoe choose to appoint Dallas County A Who knows why the governor does or doesn’t do anything? The most obvious reason is that Harding, after 27 years as Dallas County Treasurer, is qualified for the job. Perhaps less obvious is the political implication: Throwing a bone to the Dallas County Democrats might help Governor Briscoe in his primary battle next spring against Attorney General John Hill. Also, if Briscoe defeats Hill, next fall he likely will face Republican opposition. There are plenty of “springtime Democrats and fall time Republicans” in Dallas, so perhaps the Harding appointment will keep some local Democrats loyal in the general election.



Q We’ve heard a great deal about the advantages and disadvantages of A Who knows why the governor does or doesn’t do anything? The most obvious reason is that Harding, after 27 years as Dallas County Treasurer, is qualified for the job. Perhaps less obvious is the political implication: Throwing a bone to the Dallas County Democrats might help Governor Briscoe in his primary battle next spring against Attorney General John Hill. Also, if Briscoe defeats Hill, next fall he likely will face Republican opposition. There are plenty of “springtime Democrats and fall time Republicans” in Dallas, so perhaps the Harding appointment will keep some local Democrats loyal in the general election.



Q We’ve heard a great deal about the advantages and disadvantages of DISD schools lately. Just how many city officials send their children to public school?

A Of the 28 city, school and county officials contacted, only four report that their children attend (or graduated from) private schools. Although Mayor Bob Folsom’s three oldest children attended DISD schools, his youngest son was sent to Jesuit College Preparatory School. Three city councilmen send their children to private schools: John Leedom’s two children attend private church schools (a daughter by his first marriage graduated from Hockaday); Willie Cothrum has one child in a private preschool and another in Lakehill Preparatory School (annual tuition $1,116); and Bill Blackburn’s 15-year-old daughter attends Hockaday (his youngest son is enrolled in the DISD).

DISD schools lately. Just how many city officials send their children to public school?

A Of the 28 city, school and county officials contacted, only four report that their children attend (or graduated from) private schools. Although Mayor Bob Folsom’s three oldest children attended DISD schools, his youngest son was sent to Jesuit College Preparatory School. Three city councilmen send their children to private schools: John Leedom’s two children attend private church schools (a daughter by his first marriage graduated from Hockaday); Willie Cothrum has one child in a private preschool and another in Lakehill Preparatory School (annual tuition $1,116); and Bill Blackburn’s 15-year-old daughter attends Hockaday (his youngest son is enrolled in the DISD).

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