The Amarillo Globe-Times from Amarillo, Texas on January 1, 1957 · Page 5
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The Amarillo Globe-Times from Amarillo, Texas · Page 5

Amarillo, Texas
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Tuesday, January 1, 1957
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Amarillo Faces '57 With Longtime Leaders Missing Stodents Return to Wednesday (CONTINUED FROM PAGE I) ·Mft «t Illacktan Bmt., where Ihe AeceMWT Shop, She* Store and the gwwtbrtir Map ira located. When thil Polk Street property wss destroyed by fire :n 1942 and critical material* vrsn difficult to eft. it wa* the «am of J. F. Craig and J. Ray who traveled to Washington to srrtfljte for re- founding the property. ' ANOTHER MAN who diM in 3956. 0. W. Harrison., came to Amarillo more than 50 years ago. Mr. Harrison, forner operator of the Harrison Implement Company, worked as a carpenter when he cane hew in 1105. Hi Like other of Amarillo's pioneer leaders, Mr. Parr was a member of the city's original volunteer fire department and for a tinwi he operated the Chulk Hollow Ranch down the Palo Duro Canyon, in association with JinKs Cunie. * # * HENRI' C. HARDING, who died in Jun* a! the age of 90, was a widely krovvn West Texas cattleman who had been supervisor of livestock loans for the First National Bank here. He came to Amarillo, in 1900. to become manager for the LX Ranch, a 320,- OOO-acre spread rinning 35,000 helped build the old Potter Coun- nea(J o£ cattle . I D ,1915, he bought ty^Court Hovse. a building of ^ Hardjn Fanch| whi( , h lncM j. native stone. When flip HutcMnson County oil JieW opened. Mr. Harrison, wMh M. C. Nobles imd S. F. Sutlenberger. orpmiied an oil company to develon leases on Dixon Creek and drilled wells U Gray Count)'. Mr. Harrison helped to develop Amarillo's Glenwood Addition. And he became a machinery dealer here in 1943, starting with a single desk in a wholesale house. Ha turned his business over to his son, 0. W. Harrison Jr.. in 1954. and left the business activity ol this town to younger hands.' * * # LIKE MR. HARRISON. Jack Hinerman. who was killed this month in. a train-oar collision, helped the area's oil development grow. Jack Hinerman came w«t from Untontown. Pa,, and at the heicbt of the boom here, he and Ms brother. Tom, drilled many early wells in the field for major oil companies. In 1929. Jack Hinerman, formed ·A partnershin with the Herrmann Brothers and continued drilling operations. He established reputation for being one of the most careful contractors in the field. He also was a part owner of the .Tire Company, now known as (Wnn Brothers. ANOTHER if. if. OIL MAN, T. J. Wagner Jr., since 1337 a member of the Harrington, Marsh and Wagner firm, died in 1936. Mr. Wagner, widely known in the oH fraternity, was also an independent oil and gss operator. He contributed to the growth of his church as well as to his profession and he was in the .campaign to build the new St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Georgia Street * * * . . . . . RUSTY BURNETT, who came to 'ie FanhZiTidle oil fields in 1327, died in 1356. Through sheer hard work and good management, he rose from the work of roustabout and tool dresser to being a successful oil and gas producer and a ed a portion of Palo Duro Canyon. * * ALOXO WITH ir.rtlemen snd oilmen, educators helped to build this town. L. A. Wells, who died in February at the age of 85, was the town's first superintendent of schools. He- also served as a member of the school board and as a director of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and Board of City Development. He was a member of the city's first zoning commission, also. During World War I, he was federal food administrator for the Panhandle. Mr. Wells helped beautify the town in ways that have since proved important. For example, one day he dismissed all the public schools for a tree-planting In Ellwood Park, which until then was a barren and unimproved plot. I While Mr. Wells was sftiool superintendent, Amarillo' H i g h School was accredited so that AHS graduates would be etfgible for entering life University- of Texas. He left the school system in 1907 to enter the real estate business and continued active in that line until about 1930. MR. WELLS helped to beautify jthe city in the early days, women of the Garden Club have continued to bring flowers and shrubs to the public parks. Mrs. Hugo T. Loewenstern Sr., who died- in February, was a member of the Garden Club and a founder of the Rose Society lere. She was rose consultant 'or three states. * * * ANOTHER WOMAtf whose stay in Amarillo helped to build this citv was Mrs. Melinda Bell McCrossan, who died in September. She lived here for 26 years. It th« weltam at the Maverick Club and fcIIl Ranch. His firm' here was one of the leading dfialerships in the United States and was exceeded in gross sales only by the dealership it Flint, Mich., horns of the Chevrolet plant. Mr. Rogers sold many Amaril- loans their first automobiles. Si 'act, beck in the early days of Plains Chevrolet Company, "six easy lessons" i» driving were a standard civeawav with the purchase of each car. If. ff. if. BtT A TOWN needs more tlvin the vision .and faith of men who back up their beliefs with hard ,vork and money. A town needs doctors. And Amarillo, in 1936. saw the death of some of its doctors. Dr. Richard Keys, a family physician who moved bere in 1920, died this month. .. Greatly loved by hundreds of patients," he served hjs city's hospital staffs, his county medical society, his church and civic club. He officiated at the birth of many members of the town's group of young businessmen today. And he worked to-keeo alive many of the city's older generation of leaders. ' * * * LIKE DR. KEYS, Dr. James Rufus Wrather, who died in July, delivered many of the town's citizens. In fact, it was once estimated that Dr. Wrather delivered 3.500 babies in his medical practice, which began in Amarillo in 1906. driHing contractor. His ^^^M^'c^ _tions, especially among youth, were many and without fanfare. A builder of Amarillo, Mr. Burnett was a generous supporter ot worthy youth activiaes, but even his clo- est friends never guessed how extensive his benefactions were. When the Amarillo school district was considering establishment of Amarillo College here, Mr. Burnett offered free a 40-acre site for the institution. The site is now occupied by the Green Acres apartment development. ¥ * * ANOTHER PIONT5EB oil man, Walter B. Allen, ?3. was killed in an automobile accident in Phoenix, Highway, south of town, to the Estate Life Insurance Company and John McCarty. the insurance company president, for 5628,000 with the entire sum going to the McCrossan Boys Ranch in South Dakota. Mrs. McCrossan bough several clots of land hear Amarillo and she lived on the theory that "one never reallv has anything except that which he gives aw.iy." In 1922, she presented the Amarillo library with an extensive collection of books, including several first editions of art. history and travel. Her gift is believed to be one of the largest single donations of hooks ever received by the library nere. She also wrote a book of poetry, "plainsmen of the . . . ^-i. ,,. .. ,. , ; , Anz., in February. His wife died p]atas/ . published = n 1937. several days later of injuries suffered in the same accident. Mr. Allen, a partner in the American Ware house and Storage Company, and for 20 years was president of the Travelers Oil Company, which leased land to J. in the 1920s. Allen served on the Arna- DEATH TOOK from Amarillo in 1356 Jess Rogers, a business and civic leader and churchman. President and founder of Plains Chevrolet Co.. Inc.. Mr. Rogers had been an integral pan of the * * * man and a member of the Ama- ·illo Chamber of Commerce. He was considered by hi/j riends to be an optteiist who be- ieved things would ultimately come out right. PRESIDENT OF Burkett Paper Company, Ben C. Burkett Sr. died iei-5 in July. An Amarillo resident since 1912, he founded his paper company in 1931. AN AMARILLO clothing merchant, Howard M. Smith, an owner of The Hub, died in February. He had lived here since 1932. Smith later became vice-president if the Smith-Quicksilver chain, rith stores in four cities.' * * * AMARILLO'S GRA'i\"I old man at Masonry, E. O. Feirerbend, a .'sident here lor more than half a century, died here in June it the age of 89. A saddle-maker by trade and a charter member of Khiva Temple of the Mystic, Shrine, Mr. Feierabend- came here in 1894 and vorked for several years making saddles, a trade he learned from us father. Later he became Amarillo street commissioner. He first became a Mason in 1903, in an initiation held n "Old Ironclad," a tin building ocated on the present site of the outstanding citizen when Dr. George G. Ingham, a widely known dental surgeon, died in Ausust at the age of 57. During his career, his pro- f e s s i o n a l accomplishments brought attention to his hometown. He wag- known through, out North America as a speaker at dental meetings. Be was honored in 1933 with ths Distinguished .Service Award of the South Plains District Dental Society at a testimonial banquet. He was a member of the Federal International College of Dentistry,' highest organlza- tacu in his profession. And his chief interest outside iis profession was his church, the Westminster Presbyterian. He came to Amarillo in 1926. And during his practice here he helped to build our city and to bring it honor. A CHURCH, supported by community-minded laymen like Jesr, Rogers, J. Ray. and Joy Wagner, must have pastoral leadership in a growing town. The Rev. George H. Bryant, who died in Lubbpck in January at the age of 76, was pastor of the Buchanan Street Methodist Church in Amarilio from 1924 to 1928 and of the Tenth Avenue Methodist Church here in 1931 and 1932. * * * ANOTHER CLERGYMAN who died in 1956 was Father Edmund F. Hartigan, who died in June. Pastor of St. Joseph's Church, 4122 Bonham, t h e Irish-born priest sprved in Amarillo from 1943 to 1947 and from 1950 until his death. He was best known to the general public for his participation in a television program. "Religious Questions," conducted by a panel of ministers of Protestant, Jewish and Catholic faiths. Father Hartigan served as chairman ol the Catholic Welfare Bureau drive in 1950 and as cam- £Kr n ". M " m " st "* Richwd K«tch. H, ««·· Condueltd At WUMta University, she wu ui honor student. And M a memoriani to her, the Amarillo Symphony has organized schotersilu'p to send an Amarillo student to the National Music Camp »t Interiochen, Mich. Buried at Dodon WELLINGTON, Jan. 1 Sp«- cfcil)-- Funeral services .for Richard Lynn Kutch, 11-year-old son of Mr. »nd MM. Horton Kutch _...,, _ ...... ,,,, ....... ......... at the Kelly Community, were Like other Wd older citizens ft held at 2 p.m. today in the South Amarillo, h«r eoniributions to 1 her community live on. * * * AS THE ENGLISH poet, John Donne, wrote in the 17th century, 'Any mom's death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind," Amarillo has been diminished by death in the loss of its leaders whose coming heralded an era of jrowth and whose passing signals ts close and the coming of a new generation of "men of vision." HOLDUP MEN SIGHTED DALLAS (B--Two men who staged- an unsuccessful bank robbery at Pauls Valley yesterday were believed headed toward Dal- Iss last night, the local FBI bureau reported. The FBI said they were driving a blue Buick and were seen heading south on U.S. 77: Baptist Church of Dodson. The boy died Sunday in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been ill about a week. Survivors are his panhits, four brothers, Clay of Pocasset, Mass., Don Kutch of Fort Banning; Ga.. Thomas and Hugh Kutch, both of Wellington; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Vinson of El Paso. Mrs. Mary Alice Holland of Dodsrn and .Mis. Josephine Shoemate of Reno, Nev. For Profltt Baby MI'LESHOE, Jin, 1 -- Graveside services for Janio Inez Profits. Wr-weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Profitt of the Progwjss Community, were conducted at 31 a.m. today in the Miileshoe Cemetery by Ihe Rev. E. K. Shepherd. The child was born Nov. 28 and died at 6 a.m. Monday in the West Plains Hospital here Survivor?, besides the parents are two brothers. Johnny and Jack: and her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rogers of Fort Sumner, N. M. Lightweights Sign For TV Fight Card NEW YORK (UP)-Bobby Courchesne of Holyoke, Mass., 'and Johnny Busso of Mew York have been signed for a 10-round, widely- televised lightweight bout at St. Nicholas Arena. Monday. Jan. 7.' AND THE CITY lost another Barfield Building at 6th and Polk. ANOTHER EARLY DAY Ama- ·illo resident, Mrs. Annie Laura Lay, 91, died in January. She same ire in 1903 with her husband, the late W. M. Lay, pioneer banker, sheriff, tax-assessor, rancher and stockman. She was an active member of missionary groups of the Polk Street Methodist Church until about 15 years ago. Mr. Lay eii tered the banking business with the elder Tom Ware and they later formed the Western Bank and Trust Company, a forerunner of the AraariUo National Bank. * * * POTTS 1NGERTON, a rancher and oil man, died in .1956. A na- iive of Amarillo, he was bora in 1900. Mr. iBJsiaios was a member of a pioneer i~aiihp-ndle ranching family and he lived here on the family ranch at Sanford aiost of his life. * * * J. P. BLACK, veteran printer, died in February at the age of 80. Senior member ol the Amarillo Typographical Union, he retired after 61 years in the printing and newspaper, profession. He joined die News-Globe composing room staff in 1926 and even after his retirement, he retained his member- Teenagers' Parents Will Pay on Damage PAMFA, Jan. 1 (Special)--Parents of nine Pampa teenagers Monday agreed to pay for gasoline which was stolen by the boys In a wave of thefts and property damage amounting to nearly Jo.OOO. Ray Boswell, Pampa contractor, was the victim of the thefts and vandalism. . In a conference with Gray County Judge Brace Parker, the parents agreed to make up part of the loss to Boswell and suggested a- curfew be imposed an Pampa teenagers. Parker said "this may have to 6e done." One ot the boys admitted stealing more than 300 gallons of gasoline from barrels and trucks parked on a job site where'the Stephen F, Austin Elementary School Is under construction. IB one case, the youths destroyed more than 2,100 gallons of asphalt by letting H drain on the ground. Thta was the, third group of teenagers brought before Judge Parker in one week.. Several more juveniles are to be brought In later this week. Parker told the parents the boys were released because It was their first offense. He said the next Infraction would mean jail sentences.. Big Seven Invites Princeton to Meet KANSAS CITY, Mo. [UP)-Princeton, Ivy League champion three times, in the past seven years, will be the guest team in the 1957 Big Seven Conference preseason basketball tournament, it was announced today. AmnHlio public ··« ptorwAtal rl *""'J? ·«·* u KChOOl rtayi of holldny*. Students were relent m-hoolK on »«. 21 I" »· Chrlrtnui «"» N ew y " : ' r " Dny h °CtoMd lor N«»' v «" r D .*J ire city, county, »»»*· J»« **; e»l office., b»«k. ·*» re«l ·tore.. They will* .bud- ness Hi regular hours Hednes- .day morning* BOY IS DROWNEB FORT WORTH m-James Pric 1) drowned yesterday when he feil from the Trinity River dam. PEANUT STATE RALEIGH - North Carolina raises and sells more peanuts than any'other of the_states._ HATS CLEANED and BLOCKED EURK'S CLEANERS M7 W. 10th I1R2-1528 HOOVER HOOVER Authorised SALES Upright. CanisUr »nd Tank Clo«n«r» Limited Time Only BIG HOOVER . DELUXE. · Th«rou)h eltaninj »fl!) lubrication ' · R.novaK b»9 e · Pick up and d*fiv*nr mft: HARDWARE COMPANY . 318 Polk Phone DR4-0305 ship in the Typographical Union. * * * IT WAS February 2T when Col. W. S. Williams. 87, retired auctioneer and rancher, died after living more than ha),' a century in the Panhandle. He w.,:s the first auctioneer to work in this area and auctioneered for livestock sales here. * * * AND DEATH came In 1956 to Olive K. Dixon, who l i v e d through most of the history of the Panhandle. The widow of the famed Indian Scout, Billy Dixon, she lived near the Canadian River ivhen few white women were on the high plains of Texas. Born 83 years ago in Virginia, Mrs. paign treasurer for the United | Dixon wrote a book, "The Life of Catholic Appeal in 1953. A MAN WHO was Polk Street naa Been an integral pan: m me dnlggist , or more tllan 25 years. business life of Amanllo for;,, »" ,,,,,,,, j v, ^TM. «u CI1 0 «:,v CU ,,,, u , c ,,,,,,,- more than 30 vears and was well Doc . Tfa f er ,V ,", ^ ,, ?, " rillo Board of City Development in I known.for his "civic activities and ma "« ^ the old Dickson Drug 1915 and 1918 and w-as a- high priest rf the Amarillo Arch Masons. Mrs. Allen had lived in Amarillo 48 years and was a charter member of the Central Church of Christ and-the Travel Study Club. * *,* JOHN O. PARR, an early-day construction man w!»o had lived h"r p QI- ^4 years, died 'n March. his ohilanthropies. He taught classes and Sunday served school on ihe Store at 9th and Polk, died in August at the age of 72. And Travis C. Greenhill, who had board of deacons of the First j lived in Amarillo 47 years and Baptist Church here, he was president of the Amarillo Community Chest and chairman of the Red Cri-vi fund campaign, he had been a member of the Llano Estacado Council of the Boy Scouts of America and worked as a traveling salesman for a printing company, died in 1956. WILLIAM A. JENKWS, for 27 years an employe of the helium Girl Scouts Get Gift had taken a personal interest in I plant here, died in 1956, as did Phil Darnall, 80-year-old veteran member of the sheriff's department. Mr, Darnall, who operated -r.!ob«.TImi!i SUM IBM BMtoil, W Troop », and K*da HoaMinat, ol Troop 28J, acct[M a It-nun inoirio prajodor on bobali ol fJw JUnarlllo (Mil Scml Council iram Rclpfc CiaMno, who mu*» MM pfOMirtution, ilor IHo Downtown Xlwmli Clmh which 4oMM MM Mchino. | his own cafe from 1914 to 1933. had lived here since 1909. He had served as cook, jailer, deputy and j bailiff for the sheriff's office. * * * ARCH HURLEY, a prime rawer behind the Conchas Dam River Project, died in 1956 in Amarillo, ^iit-re he was marketing Kit Carson leaf mold for lawns and gardens. He was recognize!) by the Vational Reclamation Association as one of the six men most helpful to irrigation throughout the West. ¥ * Vi-. ;.". WOOMmiDGE, 73, a retired lumberman who had lived "iere for 30 years, also died in 1956. * * * A PIONEER real estate developer, Tom Bruner, who came here in 1906, died last month. Mr, Bruner and his wife recently donated a block of land in Miller Heightu to the First Baptist Church as a memorial to their daughter, who died in 1911, The land is to be used as an aid by the church in erenting a youth building. Mr. Brttner became an Ama* rllln real entxte man In 19)7 and Is fia'd In havrj successfully developed more real estate additions hern than any other one- man. Ifa served aft president of the Amarillo Real Entatft Board In th« 1920» and was one of the organizer* of the board *nd an official Board ippralotf from lltl mill hit *-,eal«!i raflM In IMS. H« was in «cUv« Baptist lay Biily Dixon," and wrote many magazine articles and collected material for the g^nhandle-Plains Historical Society. Her own life was the theme of a book, "Adobe Walls Bride" by John L. McCarty, Amarillo author. Mrs. Dixon camft to the Panhandle in 1893 and warried Billy Dixon In 1834. For almost three years, she was the only woman living In Rutchinson County On her 80th birthday, she said, "Looking back on a full life covering 80 years, I say in alj sincerity that never have I regretted that I came to the Texas Panhandle. I am glad that I have been privileged to have had a small prt in the parly development of this state that has been my home for nearly sixiy years." And Mrs. Dixon did live a full and rich life, seeing her ndonted Texas country grow prairies into cities. * * * OTHER OF OUR citizens, al- loted only a brief stay here on earth, have made their contributions, too. Marjorie Ann Cloninger was 18 years old when she died in November in an automobile accident near Dumas. She wag- driving Back to her school, Wichita University in Kansas, after contributing her_ talents to an Ama- riilo Symphony concert. She hsd given of her musical talents throughout her high school ycar«. She was awarded the "outstanding musician honor" in 1935 at Amarillo High School_In her senior year, she was salula- torian of her class and was given PICTURE FRAWINti NICHOLS ft I ··· H. I W. M ft. 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