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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 1

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Microfilm Service and Sales P.0,Box 8066 XXXStX Dallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson 12 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth Count y 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, February 13, 1964 Number 30 Claude Lewis, Prominent Kelly Farmer, Dies ;' W. C. (Claude) 'Lewis, prominent farmer living in the Kel- ttey community, died' at his home at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, after an illness of about three months. Mr. Lewis had lived in that community since he was young child, coming 1 with his parents, the late Mr. and: Mrs. T. J. Lewis, from Rockwall county. Throughout his adult life, .Mr. Lewis participated in those activities that build a community—its schoot and church, and its farming. He was a trustee of the Kelley school for "number of years and was active in the Kelley Methodist ^Church of which he became a member in youth. The qualities of sturcliness and honesty and neighborliness and the high principles of tjheir lives were brought 'here by Mr Lewis' parents, and continued —See LEWIS, back page Funeral Here Monday for Natividad Romo Natividad M. Homo, who hac lived here about eight years died Friday, Feb. 7, a Short time after he was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital. The family home is at 303 West Avenue. Funeral services were con ducted Monday at 4 p.m. a Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church by the Rev. Patrick Burke. Burial was in Wes Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funera Home. Mr. Romo was born March 28, 1921 at Staples, and dur ing most of tlhe time he live here, he was employed by E K. Hall. Survivors are his wife, Ma ria, of the home; nine sons am two daughters: Navor Romo Nat Romo Jr., Peter Paul Ro mo, Thomas Romo, Ralph Ro mo, Raymond Romo, Rober — See ROMO, back pag Youths to Give Church Program Youth of First Christian Church will be in charge of the evening service Sunday, Feb • : 16, according to the ministei Hiram Cassel. The service will begin at 7 p.m. Several boys will speak, in eluding Benny Carson, Billy Neeley, James Hooten, Gar; Martin and Glen Koons. . Girls of the church will b in charge of the music. Patricia Wilson will be th song leader and Beth SmitJ will play the piano. A quarte scheduled to sing includes Nan cy Thomas. Patricia Wilson Nancy Sanford and Rhond Kersten. MOST COURTEOUS! THE CROWD Parris Cornelius, at right, here receives the Chamber of Commerce award as Most Courteous Sales Peron, presented annually at the Collingworth C-C banquet. Sandy Parsons Jr., out-going vice president, makes the presentation. The rece- AGREED UNANIMOUSLY pient of the Most Courteous award is chosen by a secret committee, neither does the person know he is to be honored until the announcement is made during the banquet pi-ogram. Live Up to Heritage," Says Dr. White Cornelius Receives C-C Safes Award af Banquet Much surprised and grateful, Farris Cornelius received) the plaque as the most courteous sales person in Wellington 1 for 1963 at the Chamber of Commerce banquet Tnursd'ay eve-, ning, Feb. 6. The presentation was made by Sandy Parsons Jr., outgoing vice president. Mr. Cornelius is employed at Sullivan Hardware and Furniture, and he and 'Mrs. Corneli- This is the second year the most courteous sales person has been chosen. Guest speaker was Dr. Travis A. White, president of Midwestern University, Wichita Falls. In a fast-moving speech, this Texan by Choice (the words were his own) reminded of the heritage of boldness and vigor the state's people have inherited from their forefathers, and us live on their farm near Dod-' he challenged, "Now it's* time son. we grew up.' Certificates Awarded Buster Hughs Named Fire Dept. Head Buster Hughs, a member of retired after 21 years service, the Wellington Volunteer Fire Department 25 years, was elected its chief by members on Monday night, Feb. 10. He succeeds Richard Bailey, who resigned when he moved to Sentinel, Okla. In the same meeting, three other officers were elected. J. B. Oney moved up to first assistant chief to succeed Hughs, and Vernon Rudy was elected second assistant chief. Johnny Cagle was named as department secretary to succeed Jim Williams, who has 17 Teams Entered Quail Jr. Tourney Opens on Thursday One of the closing events on the basketball calendar will be the junior high invitational tournament at Quail' Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 13 to 15. Playing starts Thursday morning and will continue thru Saturday night. Seventeen teams are entered, according to Coach Don Lacy. These include ten iboys and seven girls teams—boys and girls from Samnorwood, Hedley, Lela, Dodson and Quail and two fceams of each from Wei'linigton, along with boys teams from Memphis, Childress and Quauah, Trophies will go to first, second and consolation winners in both girls and boys ddvisions. There will be three sections of ploying Thursday and this will complete the first round games. Two sessions are slated Saturday, at 1 and 6 p.m., •to take care of the semi-finals. Semi-finals will continue at the Saturday morning session, starting at 9, and the finals in both consolation and championship sections are that evening, starting at 5 p.m. Official's will be Dean Johnson and Donald Laiigley, with others possibly chosen at tourn- a ment time. Hughs said. Also in the Monday night meeting, 21 firemen were presented certificates for having completed the course in explosives Ordnance Reconnaissance offered recently toy a team from Fort Sill. Hughs has served under every fire chief the department has had—Bura Handley, Hiram Cudd', Wayne Cudd, Lawrence Warrick and Bailey. He was elected first assistant chief in October and he previously had held that office. Oney joined the department about a 1 year ago, but prior to coming here he was a member of the Paducah Fire Department 14 years. Both Rudy and Cagle have served in the Wellington department for a long period of years Firemen who received certificates were Fire Marshal-Pottce Chief Donald L. Nunnelley, Billy Joe Thogmartin, Hiram L. Cudd, Leon Hartman, Johnny Cagle, L. A. Wilkins, V. A Rudy, Joe A. Coleman, J. B. Oney, Billy Glen Wil- He called for a return to his spirit and for the build ng of a free Industry in Tex as. The state's advantages, he )ointed out, are its climate ts cheap and plentiful power ts strategic location as tc .ransportation, and its grea >ool of manpower. Dr. .White challenged his lis eners to four "Ups". "Shut up. Shut up talking about groundless complaint and gossip not contributing tx ommunity growth. Shut up omplaining about the town yov ive in. Groundless complaint :an destroy a community," h iaid. "Wake Up—to the opportuni iy in front of every one. "Stand Up—to responsibili ty," he continued. "Our capa )ilities are 'put in balance by our responsibilities. Every tim ve acquire an asset, we ac quire a 1 responsibility." A few minutes later he said, 'Look Up—for direction. The fundamentals of our democrat- society have their basis in the sermon on the mount." The Rev. L. P. Durham was master of ceremonies and Min. (randol Forehand gave the invocation. Jack W. liams, Buster Britton, Sam Hughs, McGill, Billy Jake Leach, MiMard W. Brown, William T. McAdams, and Glei D. Norman. Educational Meeting DEMO COMMITTEEWOMAN DUE HERE FEBRUARY 18 Mrs. Sidney Dell Bullock of Muleshoe, Democratic Committee Woman from the 31st Senatorial District, will be in Wellington at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, to meet with women of Collingsworth county interested in the Democratic party. The meeting will be in the Greenbelt Etectric Cooperative building and all women inter ested are invited, according to Mrs. John Coleman, who is helping with arrangements. The meeting will be over a about 3:15. This will be an educationa meeting, aimed at pointing ou the place for women in party activities, Mrs. Coleman said. Rockets Close District Play Here Friday The Wellington Skyrockets will close out their district schedule against the McLean Tigers and Tigerettes in a dou- )le header here Friday night, ?eb. 15. These are slated to )e tough games for both the joys and girls. If the Rockets win, they will 3e champions of District 2-A, and if the Rockettes are victorious they will be co-champ- ons with Clarendon, coach James Stavenhagen said. Between the games, Welling;on will crown its iBasketball dng and queen. The identity —See ROCKETS, back page Mrs. J. N. Jackson Dies Here After 4 Months Illness Mrs. Grace Jackson, who came here many years ago anc returned to live about 13 years ago, died at the home of i daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs. George Scott at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. She was ill about four months and in failing health for some time prior to that. Funeral services were con/ ducted at Grapevine, w'.iere she lived a number of years, before returning here, on Friday, a 2 p.m. with the Rev. Brooks pastor, officiating. Burial was at Grapevine. Kelso Funera Home was in charge of loca arrangements. Mrs. Jackson was born Grac Phipps, June 16, 1876, in Iowa and spent her girlhood there. She was married to J. Jackson while both were liv ing in., Kansas City in 1895 Four years later, they move to Hugoton, Kansas, pioneering in that area. They gave the land for th first Methodist Church to b built at Hugoton, and Mr. Jack son was among the men who helped to construct the building. Mrs. Jackson taught Sunday school there for many years, and throughout her life was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. The family came here in 1912. •Mr. Jackson preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1950. Sui-vivors are three sons and —See JACKSON, back page County Group Seeks to Save Water Rights A delegation of approximately 25 Collingsworth men are in Austin to appear before the Texas Water Commission it a hearing to determine uses of the waters of Salt Fork liver. The hearing was scheduled 'or 10 a.m. Wednesday, and at press time, there was no re- x>rt on the proceedings. The delegation represents ;he water board, the city and county, and financial and business interests of Collingsworth county. The ColHngsworth County Water Control and Improvement District fi'led a 'protest Thursday, Feb. 6 with the Texas Water Commission to the application of the Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Axithority protesting its application for a permit to ap- propriate the waters of Salt Fork, according to Paul Spillman, attorney for the water district, and Dan Henard, president. The protest sets out that the Collingsworth water body does not object to a permit to allow Greenbelt} the right to build a reservoir with 23,000 acre foot capacity. But it does object to Greenbelt's using a larger amount. The protest says that more than 23,000 acre feet would not be utilized, would evaporate and deprive down-stream own- era of use of the waters of Salt Fork. A copy of the protest addressed to Billy Lowe of Clarendon, attorney for .Greenbelt, was placed in the mail Feb. 6. This protest as it was filed with the Texas Water Commission officially brings forward the position' the CoTliiiigsworth water board has taken on the project all along, Spillman pointed out. Accompanying the delegation to Austin was State Representative Grainger Mcllhany of Wheeler, who is assisting Collingsworth County Water Control and Improvement District in working for the development of all waters in the county. Dan Henard, water board president, headed the delegation. Members included Mayor Hiram Cudd and members of the city council, County Commissioner W. R. Breeding, representing the county, Henry Sullivan, head of the County Development Board, and others representing business, financial and agricultural interests of the county. Mauldin Appointed Miss Fulcher Resigns Tax Assessor Office March 1 Miss Louise Fulcher submitted her resignation as county tax assessor-collctor to the Commissioners' Court in a meeting Mondiay, Feb. 10, and in the same meeting that body appointed Hubert Maiuldin to fill her unexpired term. The change is effective March 1. Miss Fulcher has held that Sanford, retiring president, reviewed the year's work. — See C OF C, back page Summerf ord in Spillman Office Paul Spillman announced tihis week that Gerald Summerf ord of Fort Worth is now associated with him in the practice of law. Summerford began work Friday, Feb. 7 and his family will join him here at, the end of the school term. Since March 1962 he has been working in the Housing and Hcme Finance Agency in its Accelerated Public Works section. Summerford was graduated from Baylor University in 1956 with the bachelor of arts degree and from the University of Texas law school in 1962 At the hitter, he was an officer of Praetors, fraternity for law students, and he is member of the State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He and his wife have one daughter, Gera Lyn, 7. The family Is active in the Baptist Church. He did his seminar work in law school in the field of federal taxation. Interests and hobbies of the young lawyer include photography, model trains, sports car racing and work with iUittie Theatre groups. Fort Worth is his home town. Set Fair Dates Sept. 11-12 The 1964 Collingsworth >ounty Free Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, N. M. Higdon, chamber of commerce manager, announced this week. The new date was set by the directors after it was learned that this was tjie most acceptable open date to secure a carnival. It is a week later than the Fair has several' years. been held for General Election Judges Named by Commissioners Election judges to serve in the general election next November were named by the Commissioners Court in a session Monday morning, Feb. 10. Judges for the first and second primary will be selected' by the county Democratic chairman, Goat Hopper. Appointed were: South Wellington: Earl Hunter, presiding judge; Coda Bevers, judge. North Wellington: John Coffee, presiding judge; Virgil Estes, judge. Samnorwood: A. M. Oldham, presiding judge; Jim Ray, judge. Quail: Zeb Neeley, providing judge; Warren Carter, judge. Dodson: Lee White, presiding judge; Olan Farris, judge. Dozier: James Murry, presiding judge; Gus Gooch, judge. MareMa: 0. L. Hartman, presiding judge; John Carson, judge. iLutie: Jack Lowry, presiding judge; Stanley Whit-son, judge. office since Jan. 1, 1959, and for nine years prior to that she was a deputy in the tax office. She told The Wellington Leader that she will announce her future plans within a short time. Two women sought the appointment in addition to Mauldin, according to Judge C. C. Bishop. They were Rita Owens, the present deputy in the tax office, and Melba Langley Marcum of Quail. Both Mrs*. Owens and Mauldin are candidates for the office of tax assessor-collector in the Democratic primary. Judge Bishop said members of the court felt Mrs. Mai'cum was not eligible since her le- gat residence is in another county. The four commissioners then agreed that the names of the other two should be placed in a hat and the one whose name was drawn would be appointed to the office, Judge Bishop stated. •Mauldin't name was drawn, and he was approved by a Mrs. Barf left to C-C Meet Mrs. Joe iBartletb, secretary in the Collingsworth Chamber of Commerce office, attended a secretaries' workshop at West Texas State University in Canyon Friday, Jan. 31. Thirteen secretaries from chambers of commerce in Panhandle towns attended. Speakers were Ray France of Portailes, N.M., John Mayfield of Perryton, and Carroll Davidson of Big Spring. NEW FIRE CHIEF AND ASSISTANT Buster Hughs, right was elected chief of the Wellington Volunteer Fire Department in the regular meeting Monday night February 10, Replacing him as first assistant chief is J. B. Oney. Hughs has been a member of the Department 25 years and served under every fire chief it has had. Oney became a member a year ago, but prior to this served 14 years with the Paducah Department. manimous vote of the commis- ioners court, according to the udge. Mauldin is a former tax assessor-collector and he also held the office when it was combined with that of sheriff. It s the second time he has been appointed to fill an unexpired term. He became a deputy assessor- collector in 1946 and in. 1948 was appointed to fill an- un- expired term. He was re-elected to the office. In 1951 the tax and sheriff's office were com- jined and Mauldiin served one term under this 1 set-up. Since leaving the office, he las engaged in irrigation farming in the Loco commun- ty. Go Signal Given Lghts Along Highway 83 Highway 83 will be lighted through Wellington from Lucky "orner northward to the railroad track, Mayor Hiram Oudd announced Monday, Feb. 10 after an agreement had been reached by the city, county and West Texas Utilities Co. Preliminary work will start immediately, Denver Powell, WTU manager here, said. The lights will be of the mercury vapor type, like tjhose around the courthouse square. However, each light will be of 24,000 lumens brightness instead of 16,000 lumens used in the business section. City Manager Bura Handley announced at the same time that the street lights on Eighth Street from Highway 83 to the square will be converted to mercury vapor also. Sixteen lights will be put in on the highway, two to the block, on alternate sides. They will be mounted on wooden poles, 30 feet from the pavement. The power cost will be borne jointly by the city and county. The commissioners court okayed the county's part of the project Monday. Onl'y the lighting element will need to be changed on the nine lights on Eighth Street, Handley said. The city Is also increasing the size of the lights around the high school and gymnasium, ttfie city manager said. Temperatures High Low Wed. Feb. 5 48 31 Thur. Feb. 6 40 30 Fri. Feb. 7 43 18 Sat. Feb. 8 54 24 Sun. Feb. 9 54 26 Mon. Feb. 10 54 31 Tues. Feb. 11 55 26 Wed. Feb. 12 35 Moisture for week—Trace.

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