The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on January 30, 1964 · Page 10
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 10

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, January 30, 1964
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DIDACTICS —By Deskins Wells "Up to last week only'half of those who could be eligible to vote had paid their poll taxes in this county. This is surprising in view of the amount of advertising and' publicity >tjhat has been given ltd the need of a poll tax if a citizen wants to vote in the local, district and state areas. Or is a person a citizen if he doesn't vote ? The fact tjhat he disfranchised himself has little bearing on the question. You can vote in the congressional races and for president and vice president without (paying a poll tax; but this must be done . within a few weeks. The simple solution is to pay your ipoll tax by Friday ..and that; Is Friday of this week. Oh weM, there are over 1,200 of us oldsters who do not .have to pay a poll tax to vote. I paid mine both last year and this year because I prefer to do so rather than stand arou-m waiting to sign my name on a list. Besides I don't want people to know that I am so old that there is no longer any need for paying the tax. DODSON JUNIOR HIGH TEAM In number, the Dodson junior high boys basketball team, is barely enough to go on the court, but in spirit and skill, they'11 measure up to anyone Went out Tuesday evening to take a look at Echo No. 2; ,but I suppose I stayed in the kitchen 'too long talking for I missed the first view in the Panhandle of this man made satellite. The satellite would probably have been a puny spectacle compared to the briMiant full moon shining through the naked branches of the pecan trees in the east and a glittering Vemus and fiery red Mars glowing in the west awesome and mysterious as they have been through aeons of time. For Christmas my daughter sent me a new book on the heavenly .bodies. It is titled "The Stars—a new way to see them" and is an ideal work for amateur star-gazers like myself. I wish I had owned such a _book forty years ago when this column was started. The significant difference in this book and the old texts on astronomy is that Mr. Rey makes no effort to use the drawings of a bull, bear and horse to depict the familiar constella^- tions of the universe that are visible with the naked eye. Instead he uses straight lines to connect the various stars that go to make up the constellations and their lesser asterisms making it much easier for a beginner to step out on a clear night and identify the suns in the firmament. Two Rocket Teams Meet Memphis Friday The Skyrocket A ami B boys tjeams go to Memphis for a double header Friday night, Jan. 31. Memphis does not have a girls team. "We expect to have a hard time, as the Cyclone is a good club," Coach James Stavenhagen said. "We know we wiH have harder games at home on the second round and we'll have a better chance to win at home than on the road," the coach continued. The Clarendon Bronchos and Bronchoettes come here Tuesday, Feb. 4 for a double head- Frpm left, the boys are Barry Farris, Phil Drew Mike Teutsch Gary Norman and Dennis Sexton". Bill Lackey is their coach. Organize Ball Teams at Quail Quail basketball stars of other years will be organized into four teams—two for men and two for women—to play within the community as well as matched games with other teams. In charge of the organiza- tjion is Raymond Horton. Anyone wanting to play may join. The first practice session is set for Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in flhe Quail gym. Proceeds from the games will 1 be turned over to the Quail school to bo used where they are needed, Horton said. The Big Dipper with its pointers always in line with the North Star and the Little Dip(per are the best known • group of stars because -they are visible throughout the year. From this book you learn that the Big Dipper is not a constella tion in itself but is part O A that giant constellation known as the Great Bear. From now through March is the best time of the year to observe Orion, <tfre mighty hunter, that dominates the southern sky when he is up. It is a brighter constellation than the Big Dipper in the north, but it cannot be seen at just any hour of the nightj. The right shoulder of Orion is the giant sun Betelgeuse which is 400 times as large as our sun, 3600 times as luminous and is 300 light years away from the earth. A Kght year is a measure of space and not of time and is about 600 million million miles. When you start thinking of the utter vastness of the semi- known universe and realize this —all this—is only a little part of the heavens stretching into infinity, the launching of a man-made balloon that glows like a star seems small Indeed. Dodson Splits Twin Bill Dodson freshmen boys defeated a team from Centralvue, Okla., 29 to 23 Monday night at Dodson, while the girls lost to the Oklahomans 20 to 2. The boys played a fast game (luring the first half, the™ ipull- ed away sufficiently for Coach Bill lLackey to play his second string. John Hightower, -with 11 points, was high scorer for the Mustang freshmen. James Riley made 6, Mike Gufley and Ctody Crosnoe 3 each, Mike Teutsch 5 and Avon Hams 1, Mrs. Wyatt PTA Speaker Man. The importance of early training O f children in the home was discussed Monday evening, Jan. 27 for members of the Samnorwood Parent- Teacher Association. The speaker was Mrs. M. E. Wyatt, whose husband is pastor of the First Baptist Church at Shamrock. The meeting was opened by Mrs. J. M. Morgan, president, at 7:30 p.m. in the foyer of the gym. Children of the third and fourth grades served refreshments and the room count went to the third grade. Approximately 25 parents attended. During the business session, the annual open house was scheduled for March, with the date to be announced later. The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 24, when J. M. Morgan, representative of the Kidletics program will give a financial report on .tjhat summer program. Students attending Texas Technological College in Lubbock spending a few days at home with their parents be- tweeii semesters are Vickie Glenn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Glenn; Ann Coleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Coleman; Bob Sanf ord, oon of Mr. ,and Mrs. Jack Sanford. Randolph Lacy of Wheeler visited relatives and friends here Friday. He moved from this county in 1952. Vickie and Charlotte Allen of ! anyon visited recently with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Starr. Harp — from page one which included some counties in this Judicial District. "I am now serving, and have served since Jan. 1, 1957, as City Attorney of Childress. I am 53 years of age and have been engaged in the practice of I law since April 1947. Prior to being etected State Representative, I tjaught school in the rural schools of this area, and during World War II, I served in both the Army and the Navy. My wife, Muriel, and' I are graduates of Abilene Christian College and were married in 1935. Educational-wise, I have also attended several law schools and a business school. We have a son, Robert, and a daughter, Marilyn. Marilyn is enrolled in Abilene Christian College. Robert and his wife, Dorothy, have been attending Texas Tech and now have a son; In common witjh all grandparents, Muriel and I tend to spoil the little fellow. Some of the organizations of which I am a 1 member and the position held therein are as follows: Past Chancellor Commander of the Knights of Pythias, Past President of Childress County Old Settlors Association, Past Post Commander of the American Legion, Past Chef de Gare of the 40 and 8, Past Post Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Past Director of the Childress Chamber of Commerce. If I am elected, all 1 who come before me in the court •will be given equal and fair consideration, and I will make a conscientious effort to apply the law to all legal questions presented. In the event I am unable to see each of you individually, please consider this my personal request for your vote. Louisiana is divided into parishes instead of counties. THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, January 30, 1964 Nelson E. Lowe Dies in Calif. Nelson E. Lowe, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 4 at his home in Coalinga, Calif. He was the son of the late Mrs. Ella Glazner and formerly lived in the Plymouth community. 'Mr. Lowe left here in the 1930's and lived at Flpydada and Roaring Springs before going to California about 1940. His wife, who preceded him in death, was the former Una Zachra, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Spickard who lived at Plymouth many years ago. He is survived by three children: Jim of Huron, Calif.; Joe of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Nelda of Coalinga, Calif. Mrs. Tom Cunningham of Samnorwood, a sister, attended the funeral, heW there Tuesday, Jan. 7. Before returning home, she also visited a friend, Mrs.. Jack Tinkle and family of Torrance, Calif.; and a cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Perc Clayton of Sierra Madre, Calif. Friday - Saturday Kimbell's Cream Style or Whole Kernel 303 Size CORN 3 for 45 38 Oz. — CRISCO OIL 51<? Honey Boy Tall Size — Salmon 2 for 991 ZEE 4 Roll Pack — Toilet Tissue 33$ Mrs. (Loyd Graham of Olton visited during the week end in the home of her mother, Mrs. J. F. Eliott. PLUMBING PROBLEMS? Phone 447-5717 Knee-deep in water woes? Whatever plumbing- emergency you may have — our "sudden service" will remedy it promptly, expertly and, of course, economically! So, next time your plumbing springs a leak — call us right away! O'HAIR PLUMBING AND HEATING GOLD STAR '/z Gal. — Mellorine 39* \ Cudahys Nutwood 2 Lbs. — Bacon 85$ PINKNEY SAUSAGE 2 Pounds 49« LIGHTFLUFF BISCUITS 6 for - 49* KIMBELLS OLEO 3 for - 49* HUNT'S Peaches No. 2'/2 — 4 for $1 Pound — Nabisco Premium Saltine Crackers 27$ YUKON'S MEAL HUNT'S WHOLE Mrs. Stoker Green of Mineral Wells was a guest last week in the home of her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Sweat. She also visited with her mother, Mrs. A. 0. Sweat, who is a patient in St. Joseph's Ho^pitah Notice The Insurance has expired on the cotton trailers left on our lot, and they are now left there at your own risk. Farmers Co-op Gin W. E. Marchant, Manager WE PUT THE SURE IN INSURANCE .. • with Fire Insurance that Covers Full Property Value Don't gamble with out-of-date or partial coverage ... make sure the present-day value of your property is provided for by letting us update your insurance! 5 Pounds — 33C No. 2'/2 — ncots 3 for 95* yams Wells & Wells Insurance • Loans • Abstracts "Dependable Insurance" DIAL 447-2520 911 West Avenue WELLINGTON, TEXAS POUND We Deliver Dial 447-2561 ROME APPLES 2 Pounds RED POTATOES 10 Pounds - We Give S& H Green Stamps Raymond Pattern Luther Sullivan

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