The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on January 30, 1964 · Page 1
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Wellington, Texas
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Microfilm toy,ice and Sales P.O.Box 8066 Dallas,Texas 10 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson lOc PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, January 30, 1964 Improve Baseball Fie!d at Marian Airpark Improvements have started at Marian Airpark field in preparation for next summer's Little -League baseball program, according to Bob Crawford 1 , president of the town's kid- baseball (program. JA new concession stand, with room for equipment, witt be built, with the city furnishing used brick and local men interested in the program volunteering most of the labor. Jake Leach and Jack Aaron head a committee in charge of this. •A water line will be laid so the infield can be seeded to grass and watered. •On the east side of the field, a new chain-link fence is being completed ,and repairs will ,be made on the grandstand. Crawford said it is expected more boys will participate in the 'Little League, Pony League and Peewee programs than last year. Funeral Friday at Dodson for Mrs. H. C. Burge Mrs. H. C. Burge of Dodson died Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:05 a.m. in a HolNs hospital. She had been seriously ill only a short time. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at South iBaptisit; Church, Dodson, with the Rev. Robert Cargill, (pastor of First Baptist Church, Hollis, officiating. ; . Pallbearers were /Lin Silvertooth, David Cornelius, Dwight Frazier," .Dennis Silvertooth, Mack Silvertooth, Jr., V. S. Hernandez, W. D. Wilfong, and I/. E. Ford. Burial was in the Dodson Cemetery under tjie direction of Kefso Funeral Home. Mrs. Burge was the former Mamie Ford and was born in BatesviUe, Ark., August 3, 1885. She and Mr. Burge were married at Cave City, Ark., Dec. 3, 1905, and they lived there until moving to Dodson 40 years ago. After a few years at Dodson they moved to the Bovina area where they lived for a number of years then returned to Dodson. She was a member of the South Baptist Church. Surviving Mrs. Burge are her husband of the home; a son and two daughters, N. C. Burge of Dodson, Mrs. Monteen Frazier of Falls Church, Va., and Mrs. Lavon Cornelius of Amarillo. Also surviving are five sisters and two brothers, who are Mrs. Bedah Vest, Mrs. Oma McClure, Mrs. .Geneva jBui-ge, and Mrs. Tommie Smith of Cave City, Ark., Mrs. Carrie Arnold of Kansas City, Mo., Felix Ford and Hasscl Ford of Cave City. There are 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Number 28 Robert Blevins * Robert Blevins Quail Youth First of Troop to Become Eagle The Eagle badge, highest in Scouting, was presented recently to Robert Blevins, the first member of the Quail troop to attain -it. . - - . - ' The presentation was made in a school assembly program, and the pin was given the youth by Herman Moseley, assistant Scoutmaster. Tex McCoy, representing the Adobe Walls Council, assisted in the ceremony. Robert is 14 arid in the ninth grade. He Nves with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Blevins. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Blevins of Lubbock. The youth earned 45 merit badges, leading up to the Eagle award'. Among them are three citizenship badges, nature, first aid, swimming and life saving, camping and cooking, soil and water conservation, (personal fitness, safety, reading, and others. This is not the first 'time Robert has received Scouting honors. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, honorary campers organization, he has been a patrol leader two years and attended Camp Kiowah three summers. Of the 27 boys in the Quail Scout troop, approximately a dozen are working toward the Eagle badge, and are now in various stages of advancement. One of these, Jerry Haralscm, received his Life badge in the same ceremony in which Robert participated. , Johnny ParKer Is Scoutmas- ter and Moseley is the assistant. Smokey Mitchell, >a high school student, is senior patrol leader. During the Eagle presentation ceremony, Mrs. Carrol Blevins, Robert's grandmother, was presented a pin and a dozen tpink roses. TV Translator Members Plan Annual Meeting The annual membei'ship meeting of the Greenbelt Translator System will ba held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m., the president, Travis McGuire, announced this week. The meeting wiH be in the district courtroom. Bill Colvin of Canadian, engineer for the project, will discuss plans to improve tjhe system and answer any questions members may have concerning it. Three directors will be elected to serve with four hold-over directors during the, coming year. Serving with McGuire as an officer is Howard Hunt of Dodson, secretary. Directors are R. L. Mabery, Buster Hughs and Elvis White : 6f Wellington; Carl Wisch- kaemper of Quail; and' Buck Breeding of Abra; and Hunt and McGuire. Only 1215 Paid Poll Tax Payments Continue to Lag With Friday the Deadline 'With only 1215 poll tax receipts' issued up to Tuesday evening, Jan. 28, the remaining Collingsworth voters have only until Fi-iday night, Jan. 31 to get theirs, Louise F.ul- cher, county tax assessor-collector warned. Miss Fulcher said that her office will bs open as late Friday as is necessary. A major change moved into the po?l tax (picture •with the closing days of the payment period. South Dakota on Thursday, Jan. 23, ratified tho amendment to the United States Constitution to outlaw .the poll tax as a requisite' to voting on federal candidates. The federal enactment outlawing poll taxes in federal elections means Taxas will operate under a dual voting system this year. A poll tax is still required to vote in all local, county and state elections, just as it always has been. The Texas Legislature, seeing the possibility of a 1 federal law barring poll tax payments as a requisite to voting, had passed a stand-by law at its last session setting up a reg- is'tration system for voters who will .vote only in federal elections. Under the terms of that law which now will be activated automatically, (persons who do not pay poll taxes will be issued poll tax receipts stamped "not paid." The receipts will permit voting for congressional, presidential and vice A presidential candidates, but will not be va'l- id for city, county or state elections. Under 'the Texas law, the "not paid" receipts will be a- vaikbte for 30 days after the effective date of the federal amendment. Secretary of State Dean Rusk has not certified the new amendment, but receipts good for voting in federal elections only, may be obtained for one month after Rusk has certified it The new double system of voting is expected to hike election costs considerably. However, county and civic leaders are urging- air persons who have not paid their poll taxe". to do so, and thereby be eligible to vote in the school district, water district, cifcy, county and state elections, and any special elections that may come up during the next year. A new ruling announced by the Comptroller early this week concerning the registration of those over 60 years does not apply to counties of this size, according to information received here, Miss Fulcher said. Mrs. G.D. Thomas Dies Suddenly at Church Sun. Mrs. G. D. Thomas, a county resident 52 years, died Sunday morning, Jan. 26, as she worshipped in the Sunday School assembly of First Baptist Church. She had participated in the first part of the service, then slumped in her seat and was dead when help reached her. Mrs. Thomas had lived in the iLillie community throughout her residence in the county. For more than 20 years, she was a correspondent from that community to The Wellington Leader. Mrs. Thomas always had participated fully in the life of >the Lillie area. She was a member of the Baptist Church there until it was disbanded last year, and she was active in the home demonstration club. Mrs. Thomas was the former Cl'eo Ashton and was born at Ardmore, Okla., May 22, 1894. She came here as a young woman with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson Ashton. They had been living in Hall counrtjy. She and Mr. Thomas were married in the Lillie community Dec. 25, 1915. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Glenn Hickey, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the North Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Alvin Horton, Henry Langford, Ernest Harwell, W. C. Harwell, Lonnie Needham and Raymond Horton. Surviving Mrs. Thomas are her husband of the home, and two sons, Joe G. Thomas of El Paso and Paul Thomas of Plainview. Other survivors are a sister, 'Mrs. Bird French, "of Glendale, Calif., • and 7 grandchildren. Tipple Home After Surgery Purl Tippie, teacher in 'the Dodson schools, is convalescing at his home there following recent surgery for stomach ulcers, performed at a hospital in Al£us. Tippie returned home Saturday, Jan. 25 and friends say he is doing fine. Band Booster Club to Meet The Band Booster Olub will meet Feb. 3 alt 7:30 (p.m. in the Band Hall. A film will be shown of the contest the band entered at Canyon last fall. Fellowship meeting will follow and refreshments will be served. All parents are urged to attend. Allen Harp * * * Allen Harp Gives Statement In connection with his recent announcement that he is a candidate for District Judge, Allen Harp made the following statement. "My service in and to our court system includes the following: District Attorney of this district, Oounty Attorney of Childress, City Attorney of Childress, Official jQourt Reporter of this district and State Representative of the district, '—See HARP, back page ommerce Annual Chamber of C Banquet Slated for Feb. 6 BANQUET PERSONALITIES Guest speaker for the annual Collingsworth Chamber of Commerce banquet will be Dr. Travis A. White, left, president of Midwestern University at Wichita Falls. He will be introduced by a fellow Wichitan, J. C. Porter, right, executive vice- president of the First-Wichita National Bank. More than 200 are expected to attend this event. Burglars Enter Howell Grocery at Dodson The J. C. Howett Grocery in Dodson was burglarized Friday night, Jan. 24 and approximately $20 in cash and a number of items of merchandise were taken. Sheriff John Rainey listed the articles taken as* a watch, suitcase, camera, cigarettes, a .38 calibre Colt automatic pistol, a .38 thumbbuster pistol, and a box of .38 ammunition. The total value has not been arrived at, he added. Entry was gained by (prying loose a lock on the front door, the sheriff said. The loss was discovered by J. C. Howell, owner, when he came to work Saturday morning. For Collinqsworth Newly Orgonized Sandy Parsons Heads Greenbelt Pharmacists Sandy Parsons Jr. was elected the first president of the Greenbelt Pharmaceutical Association in its organizational meeting in Childress Monday, Jan. 20. Pharmacists of seven counties hold membership in the Greenbelt body. The vice president is John A. Fowler of Memphis, while Walter .L. Chambliss of Childress is secretary-treasurer. Directors are A. L. Harp of ChiMress, R. B. McGee of Quanah, Dave Skidmore of Shamrock, Richard Tunnell of Clarendon, V. E. Eubank of Childress and Jim Bob Bdgham of Paducah. 1964 Farm Program Practices Approved Nineteen practices have been approved for use in Collingsworth county under the 1964 Agricultural Conservation Program, Millard Brown, offico manager of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation program announced this week. These practices were selected by the county ASCS committee, headed by W. C. Harwell. Again, there is a limit of $1,000 which any farmer may receive for all practices, and afso payment limits for the individual practices were set. The cost-share is based on about 50 per cent of the actual cost, Brown pointed out. The practices and payment limit are: A-2: Establishment of permanent grasses, $750. A-3: Establishment of additional permanent grasses, $450. B-3: Control of shrubs such as mesquite and sagebrush, $750. |B-3: Control of prickly pear, $450. B-5: Drilling a well for livestock water, $750. B-7: Constructing a dam for livestock water. B-9: Cross fences on pasture land, $450. C-l: Establishing a sod waterway. $650. C-4: Constructing and enlarging terraces, $900. C-5: Diversion terraces, $450. C-6: Erosion control dams, $450. C-7: Drop spillway, $400. C-12: Reorganization or irrigation system, $1,000. ; C-18: Leveling land for ir- rigation, $1,000. E-l: Stubble mulching, $400. E-3a: Deep plowing for wind erosion control, $750. E-3c: Bindweed control, $650. E-4: Cotton burs for wind erosion control, $500. P-la: Seeding rye for cover, $600. Teachers to Home EC Meet Coiringsworth homenmking instructors will participate in the Area I insei-vice teachers conference to be held Saturday, Feb. 1, in Shamrock. Mrs. Dee Coleman, Wellington high school instructor, and Mrs. Perry Mack Scott, Shamrock instructor, are co-chairmen of the hostess committee. Mrs. Scott formerly lived at Dodson, Mrs. 'Monty Mitchell of Quail will be in charge of the morning session and Mrs. Fred Bourland of Clarendon, formerly of Quail, wiH direct tjie afternoon workshop session. Mrs. Imadora Hale, area supervisor, with the Texas Home and Family Life division of the Texas Education. Agency, is in charge of the program. The guest speaker will be Dr. Billie Williamson, assistant to the dean of home economics at Texas Tech. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and 'the conference opens at 9:15. Approximately 130 schools are included in Area I. The new organization will be certified with the Texas Pharmaceutical Association, and its purpose is to raise the standards of the profession, Parsons said. Pharmacists hold membership in the Greenbelt group from Collingsworth, Childress, Donley, Hail, Hardeman, Wheeler, Cottle and Fpard counties. Youth Revival at Dodson Nazarene Church The Rev. Howard Lester, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene at Dodson, has announced a Youth Week revival, to open Wednesday, Jan. 29 and continue through Sunday, Feb. 2. The Rev. Bobby Ferguson of Spur will be in charge of the services. There will be special music by the young people of the church each evening, Rev. Lester said. Services will begin at 7:30 each evening. Quail Woman Has florrow Escape By Mrs. G. T. Stephens Mrs. Dick Campbell narrowly escaped being electrocuted Saturday moral ng, Jan. 25 while using her electric sweeper. Mrs. Campbell touched a faucet in the bathroom while still holding the sweeper with the other hand. She could not turn loose and finally managed to kick the cord of the sweeper and pull the plug. She fell into the batht,ub, where her daughter, Judy, found her several minutes later. Mrs. Campbell was rushed to Wellington for medical treatment, but returned to her home later in the day. School Bands Sell Candy The three Wellington school bands have started the sale of boxed candy, according to James Larson, band director. Two varieties are offered, pralines and assorted chocolates. Proceeds will go to help finance the band trip lat,er in the school year. Collingsworth's Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 when Dr. Travis A. White, (president of Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, wiH be the guest speaker. The banquet will be in the community building, beginning at 7:15 p.m., according tto N. M. Higdon, C-C manager. The distinguished educator, also widely known as an after dinner speaker, will foe introduced by a fellow citizen, J. C. Porter, executive vice president of tjhe First Wichita National Bank, Wichita Fails. Porter is already well known here, having appeared at agricultural meetings and banquets in the past. The subject of Dr. White's address is "Up." Tickets to the Chamber of Commerce banquet are still a>- vailable at the C-C office and the local drug stores. N. M. Higdon, manager, said the number is limited, and tihose interested in atttending should buy theirs as early as possible. Approximately 200 Collingsworth county residents and visitors from a number of nearby towns will attend. The Rev. L. P. Durham, .pastor of the Nazarene Church, will be the master of ceremonies and welcome the guests. Grand'ol 1 Forehand, minister of the Bowie Street Church of Christ, will give the invocation. The Quail girls chorus, directed by Mrs. Lowell Wells, will sing and LaVeQe Harper will give the dinner music. Sandy Parsons Jr. will introduce,, the guests. A review of the year's work will be given by Jack Sanford, 1963 president, and this year's president, Billy Hatch, will introduce his other officers- and directors. The Wellington Garden Club will be in charge of the decorations. An ordained minister, Dr. White received the AB and BD degrees from Texas Christian University and studied at the University of Chicago and the Union Theological Seminary. The honorary degree of DD was 'conferred by TCU. Before he entered the field of education, Dr. White was a successful minister of ijhe Christian Church, with which he now maintains his ministerial standing. His diverse interests are revealed in his Wichita Falls activities—membership in the Rotary Club and on the Salvation Army advisory board, and the boards of directors of the Boys Club, United Fund, and Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. In 1960 he was chosen for recognition by the Attrusa Club for service rendered his city. Dr. White believes in young people and in this lies part of his success as an educator. It is his belief that a well-rounded university education should help the student achieve (personal stability, adequate social adjustment, vocational competence and spiritual awareness. Kiwanis Hears of Conference A report on the mid-winter conference of the Texas-Okla- home District, Kiwanis International, was given members of the Jocal club Friday, Jan. 24, by John Coleman, [past lieu- tjenant governor of District 18. The conference was held in Fort Worth Jan. 11 and 12, and appearing on the program was the president of Kiwanis Intel-national, Charles A. (Nick) Swain of Atlantic City, N. J. Accompanying Coleman were B. F. Chance, president of the Wellington Club, and Johnny Brown, first vice president. Temperatures Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. TUGS. Wed. Jan. 22 Jan.23 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Jan.29 High Low 74 , 37 67 39 48 31 62 68 55 59 22 25 31 23 35 Moisture for month—trace.

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