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Ennis football flashback to ‘52


The 1952 Ennis Lions are pictured with Tony Valek in the top row, second from left. Tony Valek was a coach and athletic director in the ’60s. Harry Truman was the president and the speaker of the house of representatives was another Democrat, Sam Rayburn, from Texas. The Greatest Show on Earth won the Academy Award for best picture and the Detroit Lions defeated the Browns in Cleveland, 17-7, to win the NFL championship. Mother Teresa opened a home for dying and destitute in Calcutta, India, the London Smog killed 4,000 and The Today Show was an NBC debut. The average cost of a new house was $9,050 with the average cost for rent at only $80 per month. Americans made $3,850 annually, which helped pay for an average new car’s cost of $1,700. Gasoline set people back 20 cents per gallon. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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