January 27, 1934
DAVID H. MORRISS, the tallest man in El Paso (when Jake Erlich is with the circus), today announced his candidacy against the heaviest present county commissioner, John L. Andreas.
Mr. Morriss is six feet and nine inches tall. Mr. Andreas, the precinct No. -1 commissioner, weighs 265 pounds.
At 31, Mr. Morriss is a, sling-shot champion and a tree surgeon.
Mr. Morriss was born and reared in El Paso. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute at Roswell and the University of Missouri. He lives at 509 Corto St.
"My friends, the trees, are sadly neglected in precinct four," he said. "If I am elected, I can take care of them and work as a commissioner too."
Ralph W. Nixon will be Morriss' campaign manager. W. W. (Bill) Hawkins, whose boyhood ambition was to be a Texas ranger, today announced his candidacy for county commissioner, precinct No. 1, subject to the July Democratic primary action.
Mr. Hawkins is the third candidate to enter the race against W. T. Griffith, present commissioner, who will seek reelection.
Mr. Hawkins is manager of Hawkins dairy, the oldest indedendent dairy in El Paso. He came to El Paso from Huntington, W. Va., in 1395.
He has been selling milk since 1902. His first job was as a show window cowboy for a livestock show.
Mr. Hawkins is a Shriner, Kiwanian, and a Texas university graduate. He is married and lives at 3402 Pershing Drive. Baseball and football are his hobbies.