Sam Butman signing land over to Butman camp
8 V THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS 'A AbUene, Texts, Wednesday Evening, May 20, pIFT OF LAND--Sam Butman, Sr., of Merkel signs deeding 230 acres of land to the Northwest Texas Me- 'thodist Conference to be used for a youth camp, as son, Sam Butman, Jr., looks on. (Photo by Charles Butman Deeds Site i For Church Camp Sam Butman, Sr., pioneer West Texas rancher, deeded 230 acres of land Tuesday morning to the Northwest Texas Conference the Methodist Church for a youth camp site. The land is in the Mulberry Can yon area south of Merkel, am lies about two and a half mile DANCE Friday, May 22 Jimmie Davis (Ex-Governor Louisiana -- StÂ»r of Motion Pictures, Decca Record! and Song Writer. Roundup Hall STAMFORD, TEXAS southwest of the Pioneer Memor ial Methodist Church, which financed by Butman in 3950. The matter of accepting the will be brought before the North west Texas Conference in its an nual convention here begining May 27. Dr. H. C. Smith of AbUene, trict superintendent, said camp trustees were enthusiastic when the offer of the land was made them in Amarilio last week, and that indications point to acceptance of the acreage by the conference. If accepted, the conference will construct a youth camp on the site. A camp has been in operation operation for 30 years in the Panhandle Panhandle near Canyon, but one is needed In the southern section of he conference, Dr. Smith said. Mr. Butman signed the deed Tuesday morning in the presence f his eldest son, Sam Butman, r., and John Pope, Abilene attor- Mr. Batman ,wno observed his 90th birthday on Dec. 23, 1952, has long been a resident of County. The community of 14 miles south of Merkel, was named for him.