The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on February 6, 1964 · Page 10
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 10

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, February 6, 1964
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DIDACTICS —By Deskins Wells PeoipJe are talking about the February moisture and it is a startling contrast to the precipitation up to this time in 1963j Last year we received .57 during the entire month of February and only .15 in January. In fact the rainfall was only 1.24 as late as April 4 and it was a mere 2.40 until the waning days of May when the big rains started and by June 6 we recorded 7.05 of moisture which was tihe start of, one of the best cotton crops in history. This year we had only a trace in January, but the February storm had brought 2.69 up to Wednesday mom- ing, according to the gauge of the Highway Department. , This storm was unique in that we were on <t;he dividing line -between the snow and the rain with most of our moisture coming as rain and the snow melting almost as fast as it fell. It means abundant wheat pasture and' early grass for the hard pressed cattle raisers who have been scratching their heads as to how to make a profit out of cattle this year. And it is a good foundation for row crops, although that is some time away as farming goes. : There was some murmuring about the Wellington school turning out when all of the roads remained clear. Personally I have no criticism of the decision of the school officials, for the long routes the school ibusses have to travel have brought problems that did not exist in earlier days when children walked a mile or so to school or $heir (parents took them. A few degrees change in temperature and we could have had busses with smaK children aboard stalled miles away from their homes. Under such circumstances a school official cannot afford to take chances. Besides there is the matter of the state law and absenteeism. When the entire school is dismissed because of such a massive storm it does not count against the attendance record; but if school is held the increased absentees do count against the record. Now that the rains have come business will pick, up especially in such Jines as fertilizers, farm machinery, garden, tools, plants and seeds and new spring dresses for the ladies of the house. A farmer who has (been considering • buying some new equipment simply is not going to do it in the midst of a long dry spell a?id it seems idle to put down fertilizer when tihere is no moisture. And the same psychology of buying and selling aptplies to automobiles and many less expensive items. This is the time to go after the business 1 —the money is here. I see .by this issue of The Leader that Mrs 1 . Wiley Moore is selling the farming equipment of her late husi>and. It seems interesting to note that two of the greatest relief pitchers of the nation lived within a few miles of each other. Wiley Moore lived three miles east and two north of Hollis and' ILindy McDaniel is from Arnette or Dodson whichever-you want to call it There are some real smelly men in Wellington since they gave up cigarettes and took up cigars. Personally I think a pipe makes a man look more like a man than any other smoke. A pipe even gives! the illusion that the man is thinking. Perhaps the manliest man is one like Bernarr McFadden who never smoked at all. He didn't believe in .taking medicine either—contended that diet, exercise, going barefooted in the winter time and sleeping on the floor was the way to stay healthy and he did all five. . Oil — from, page one Mayor E. C. SidweM of Pampa has about 40 oil and gas wells. There is an interesting footnote to Shell's deep test. It was tn this part of the county, northeast of Wellington, that Collingsworth experienced its first oil fever nearly half a century ago. Two or three wells were /put down, toy companies organized by local men, using water-well digging equipment, to a depth of a few hundred feet, where local residents were sure they could smell gas coming from these impending gushers. GOOD SHOW A London newspaper reported that the author of the James iBond stories was seen, at an airport carefully re-arranging "the (bookstall display sx> that his books would >be on top. "Every author does it," said 1 the author. from * Friendly Letter Youth Gets Autograph Picture of President A picture of the United States First Family, along with a card bearing the signature of President Lyndon Johnson was received Tuesday, Jan. 28 by a Wellington youth, Gary Mike Gulley. The .12-year-old sixth grader wrote a' letter to the President during the Christmas holidays. "I hoped he'd answer it but I didn't know if he would," Gary Mike said. He intends to frame the picture and autograph. A note signed by the President's personal secretary ac- companied the (photograph and read: The White House Washington Dear Young Friend: President Johnson asked me to thank you for your nice letter. Your thoughtful expressions mean a great deal to him and he will cherish your friendliness and prayers in the days ahead. Sincerely, Juanita D. Roberts, Personal 'Secretary to the President. Safety Officer Says 8 Rules Tell How to Keep from Growing Old Here are eight rules to tell "How to keep from growing old" that were ithe humorous note in a serious talk Safety Officer Gilbert Ray of Texas Department of Public Safety made before high school students here recently. ";•!. Always pass on curves and hills. It gives the guy meeting you such a thrill. 2. Always speed! It shows you are a man of pep, even though traffic is heavy. Nazarene Church Recalls Pastor in Vole Sunday Members of the Nazarene Church gave a unanimous recall to their pastor, the Rev. L, P. Durham, at the morning service Sunday, Feb. 2. The recall is made annually, and this is the second to be unanimous that Rev. Durham has received. He and Mrs. Durham came here in June 1962 from Pasadena, Calif., where he taught in a Nazarene College two years. Also in recent action, the church board voted to have tine Rev. Henry C. Thomas of Dimmitt to. conduct a revival in early March, with the date to be set later. Saturday, complete redecoration of the church auditorium was completed. Old fans and radiators, made obsolete with itlhe installation of a heating and cooling system several years ago, were removed, Rev. Durham said. Girls to Attend Nazarene Rally Four girls of the Nazarene Church will attend the Young People's Zone Rally at Pampa Thursday night, Feb. 6, the Rev. Jack Durham, pastoi', said. They will be Marilyn Byers, Linda and Beth Sikes, and Patricia Kimbro. Mrs. Rodell Byers will accompany the girls. Marcum — from page one a native of this county and have spent most of my life here except the time in California and my years away at school. I attended Quail schools and graduated in 1955. I received my BS degree from West Texas St;ate College in 1959. Since I have lived here most of my life I feel that I know and understand what you, the voters want from your servants in public office. If I am elected your Tax Assessor-Collector, I will try to the best of my ability to do a good job for you. I will do my ibest to see your property before I list it and I will describe it as accurately as possible for assessment. Again let me say "it's awfully nice to be home again," and I want and will appreciate your support. I am subject to the Democratic Party. Sincerely, Melba (Langley) Marcum. Teams — from page one "We beat the (boys also, tout we definitely expect trouble from them on their own court," the coach continued, 2-A District Standings Boys Team Won Lost Wellington 5 1 McLean . 5 1 Lefors -. 4 2 Canadian 3 8 Memphis l 5 Clarendon 0 6 Girls Clarendon 5 0 Wellington . 4 1 Canadian 3 2 McLean , 2 3 Lefors . 0 5 3. Always hold the middle of the road. You are entitled to half, so take the (part you want. 4. Always race trains to crossings. The engineers like it. 5. Always speed up when entering or crossing a main highway. You have just as much right; there as the other guy. 6. If your car starts to skid on ice, slam on the brakes. The pretty circles going into the ditch look artistic. 7. Always drive close to pedestrians in sloppy weather. We call this muddy tag. 8. Always turn, stop and start without looking back. You meet such interesting people this way—doctors, undertakers and policemen. P.S. While racing on your reckless way, it's well to keep one thought in view: Traffic laws are here to stay. Are you? 1563 Pell Taxes Paid in County Poll tax payments totaled 1,563 for Collingsworth county, Miss Louise Fulcher, tax assessor-collector, reported after the Jan. 31 deadline. This is approximately 200 less than were paid for election year itjwo years ago. Exemptions to persons over 60 and under 21 are due to bring the potential voting strength of the county to around 2,000. Explorers Hold Two Day Camp Members of Explorer Scout Post 31 enjoyed a two-day out- ing.on Buck Creek Jan. 25 and 26. The boys worked on merit badges and also had fun. Making the trip were W. A. Allen, scout advisor, Bill Duckworth, assistant advisor, and troop members John Abernathy, Gary iBranch, Alan Fires, Tommy Franklin, Terry Hanna, Jerry Havron, Sammy Hicks, Jimmy Hodge, Buster Howard, Paul Jones, Dennis Leeper, Sidney McGill, Jim Rudy and Bryant Harris. Visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Havron, Bill Fincher, W. T. Fincher, Mr. Wheeler and son. Youths Direct Church Service High school students in First Methodist Church were in charge of the morning worship service Sunday, Feb. 2. Ronnie Hurst was the worship leader; Aleta Owens gave the invocation and Bill Spillman read the responsive scripture reading. The scripture was read by Randy Wooldridge, and there were prayers by lLarry Henard and Jan Glenn. Carol Blain was organist, and ushers were Tim Bailey, Jennings Wells, Bryan Hatch, Dan Warrick and Joe Henard. The sermon by the Rev. Davis Edens was in keeping with the youth emphasis. RECORD BROKEN Traffic death toll for 1963 in Texas was 2,793, largest in history by far, according to the Department of Public Safety. Figure is an increase of 282 over 1962. CARE For Those You Love Thomas Nursing Home 1200 Fifteenth St, Wellington, Texas ftodtettes Win Rockets Drop Game to •-^ i r Tigers/ Defeat Memphis The Wellington Skyrockets suffered their first defeat in conference play Tuesday night, Jan. 28 at the hands of the McLean Tigers, then came Iback to win over the Memphis Cyclone Friday. Both games were on the opponents' courts. The Rockebtes took an easy victory over McLean, then rested Friday, since Memphis d'oes not have a' girls team. The girls are battling for Gen. West Guard Unit to Train June 21- July 5 at Ft. Hood DALLAS.—National Guardsmen of Texas' 49th Armored Division will undergo 2 weeks of field training June 21 to July 5 at Ft. Hood, Texas, it was announced here by division headquarters. More than 7-,000 officers and enlisted men from units in 79 Texas cities will jtarticipate in realistic combat-like exercises along with regular Army troops, said Maj. Gen. Harley B. West of Dallas, division commander. Gen. West holds the second- longest tenure as commanding general of the "Lone Star" division — now in his fourth year. He -was division commander when the 4£Hjh was called to a year of active duty in 1961 during the Berlin crisis. The 49th Armored Division— ranked among the top armored reserve divisions in the nation —will be making its sixteenth post-World War II encampment this year. The field exercises will employ all the division's organic elements—tank, infantry, artillery and air power—before the close eyes of high-ranking Army and defense officials. An annual motorized division review will be held Saturday, June 27 at the mid-point of the intensive training period. READ THE LABEL Before buying a pesticide, read the label to make sure it is the best answer to your pest problem. And, for your protection, read the label again each time before using, the U.S. Department of Agriculture urges. Baptists to Sunday School Workers Meeting Approximately 25 persons from ( the Baptist churches in this area are expected to attend the Regional Sunday School Conference set for Thursday, Feb. 13 in the San Jacinto Baptist Church of Am- arililo. Churches in this area whose Sunday school workers will be attending the one-day conference are First Baptist) and Faith Baptist of Wellington; South Baptist of Dodson; the Quail, LiHie, Samnorwood and Lutie Baptist Churches. "The latest in methods and materials for Sunday school workers will be offered in the Conference," says Bill Bumpas, secretary of the Texas {Baptist Sunday School Department. Outstanding leaders from across the nation will be on hand to give direction in age group conferences. Dr. L. L. Morriss, (pastor of Midland's First Baptist Church, will be the key speaker for the first inspirational session which begins at 10 a.m. He will also speak at a closing inspirational session during the evening. The morning session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.; the afternoon session at 1:30 p.m., and the evening session at 7 p.m. Preparations are being made at a very minimum cost to provide the noon meal in the fellowship hall of the host church. This conference is one of 16 such conferences throughout the state sponsored by Texas Baptist Sunday School Department to bring hel(p in Sunday school methods and materials to the largest number of Sunday school teachers and leaders. Elementary PTA to Meet Feb. 12 The Elementary School P.T. A. will meet Wednesday, F.eb. 12 in the school cafetorium at 2:45 p.m. •Mrs. Clyde DeMoss, president, urges all mothers to be present. The program will be centered around a film, "Who Should Decide." WE PUT THE SURE IN INSURANCE .. .with protection against theft losses while away! If you enjoy traveling, you'll want to be sure that you're financially protected from thefts and vandalism during your absence. Our homeowner's plan does this! Wells & Wells Insurance • Loans • Abstracts "Dependable Insurance" DIAL 447-2520 911 West Avenue ,'•;•• WELLINGTON, TEXAS THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, February 6, 1964 every victory to keep themselves in the running for the 2-A girls title. They took the Tigerette game 66 to 38, with Betty Courtney scoring 15 points and Jane Orr 14 for the two high places. Top scorer for the game was Sharon Gholston of McLean, with 24. The game by quarters: Wellington 14 27 43 56 McLean 9 18 27 38 Rockets-Tigers The Rockets did not turn in their usual performance against the Tigers, which cost them the win, 55 to 37. "I feel .the kids are capable of playing McLean a ibebter game, and they know they'll have to win the rest of the games in order to win the championship," Coach James Stavenhagen declared. Derrith Welch of McLean was top scorer with 36 points; Gary White made 13. The game iby quarters: Wellington 6 14 25 37 •McLean 17 24 39 55 Rockets-Cyclone The Wellington - Memphis game was a fast affair with both teams rather erratic at times and both picking u|p a lot of fouls. Twenty-nine were called against Wellington and 28 against Memphis. The lead changed hands several times at mid-game. The Rockets won this game from the free throw line, hitting a higher percentage of their free shots. The game top scorer was Jim Odom of Memphis with 28; Roger Weems had 20 for Wellington, and Danny Martin 16. The game by quarters: Wellington 17 29 49 67 Memphis 14 27 51 59 Father of Mrs. Garcia Dies Buck Darden, 64, of Sulphur Springs, died Friday, Jan. 24 in a hospital at Terrell. He was the father of Mrs. Danny Garcia and had visited here a number of times'. He was a life-long resident of Sulphur Siprings. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 25 at the Tapp Funeral chapel, and burial was at Restlawn Cemetery, Sulphur Springs. Surviving are his wife, of the home, and two daughters, Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. .Dorothy Dunavin of Cooper. Singers Meet at Trinity Sunday The Second Sunday Singing will ibe held ati the Trinity Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 9. . A number of out of town singers are expected to attend. If you can't sing, come and enjoy listening. Woods Return from Mr. and 'Mrs*. Jim Wood, accompanied by his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wood of Sudan, returned last week after three weeks vacation in Florida and other Gulf Coast points. They were in Miami Beach 10 days and also visited Key West and the Cyprus Gardens. The Ray Woods went on to Nassau. En route, they stopped at Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Ala., and in New Orleans, where they visited places of interest in and around that city. Band Director to Convention James Larson, high school band director, is attending the Texas Music Education Convention, an 1 annual meeting, . in Houston. This is a working meeting for band and choral directors of the state, where they exchange ideas and are brought up to date on the latest developments in their field of teaching. Mrs. Larson accompanied her husband. School Lunch Menu Monday, Feb. 10: Hot tamales, tossed green salad, whole kernel corn, cheese st,ix[ hot rolls and butter, apple sauce, half pint milk or chocolate milk. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Fried chicken with milk gravy, canned tomatoes, whipped potatoes', hot rolls and 'butter, rice pudding with whip topping, half pint milk or chocolate milk. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Lincolns Birthday menu: rail splitters' meat loaf, pioneer rice, Honest Abe peas', bana log salad, log cabin rolls and butter, heritage jelly, half pint milk or chocolate milk. Thursday, Feb. 13: Navy beans with ham, buttered asparagus, carrot, cocoawut and raisin salad, buttered cornbread, pineapple 'Upside-down cake, half (pint milk or chocolate milk. Friday, Feb. 14: Valentine Day menu: Heavenly meat balls with spaghetti, arrow and dart spinach, apple romance ring, sweetheart homemade rolls and butter, cupid cookies, fruit jel- lo, half pint milk or chocolate milk. . Beets — from, page one "You get more invested in your crop than cotton. But it's a stable crop and you have an outlet for it. You'll put as much or more labor in it than cotton—as a rule more. You have special planting equipment and special cultivating equipment is recommended. It takes a machine for topping and digging. "Insect control is another problem. You have about everything cot,ton has except boll worms. "Irrigation is a must and so is fertilizer. "The beet tops can be used as livestock feed if they are run through a chopper. This is necessary because of the large crowns on the tops, which the stock try to eat and choke on. "However, the tops can be windrowed and sheep grazed on •them. For some reason, sheep don't try to eat the crowns. "After the sugar is extracted from the beets, the pulp is made into 16 per cent protein pellets. "These are sold back to the beet (producer only. He has first option on them. This is high enough protein — higher than most grain feed which is 11 or 12 per cent protein. "The sugar beet harvest starts about frost—when' cotton harvest is going full tilt. "I think beets would make a good .cash crop," Bouchelle said. "The only thing I ceo that could keep farmers from growing it is to get enough acreage to get the railroad to set up a dump to load on the rails. "The sugar companies recommend you rotate your crop and not plant a piece of land more than once in five years. One reason are nematodes and other soil borne insects and the other reason is that it depletes the soil fertility." Like cotton, sugar beet growers have herbicides to control weeds and systemics to control insects. A mechanical thinner is coming in to take the place of the hand labor. "Hand labor runs from $20 to $40 per acre," Bouchelle said. The beets are planted in two rows 14 inches apart and then a 26 inch skip down which water is run. Topping is done with a 6-row machine that also windrows the tops. Diggers handle two rows at a time, pick up the beets and put them on a conveyor belt which carries them to the tyuck. Purchase of equipment by a few farmers who would then do custom work seems to be the answer, Bouchelle pointed out. Why are sugar companies coming into the Panhandle hunting new areas? There are two reasons, the WTCC tour group was told. One is the population explosion in the United States and the other is the uncertainty of the overseas supply of sugar. We Service TV Sets ALL MAKES Prompt Service Whites Auto Store Phone 447-2141 9-tfc TOP DRESS Your WHEAT with UREA in FEB. or MARCH For faster growth, sturdier plants, bigger yields and GREATER PROFITS Fertilize your wheat during the next two months. 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