The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on February 13, 1964 · Page 8
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 8

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, February 13, 1964
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Wellington Leader *^pl^ : ;^^s^t)llshe^:;i909'• ; ';f^. : ^;i;/^-:^•^ .':$•.'' iifc West A?Venue, ; rWeMmgton, •Tekaft^ •• ' ' "' " ..... ' Etife^ a^ | ; t at ^Wellington, Texaa, under Act. of March 3, 1879. Sustaining Member National Editorial Association Member Texas Press Association Member Panhandle Press Association NOTICE: Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of THE WELLINGTON LEADER will be corrected gladly upon its being brought to the attention of the publisher. $8.00 a year inside of trade territory $4.00 a year outside of trade territory Reading Notices 104 per line Thursday, February 13, 1964 The Youfh Leadership FFA Inspires Deserves Praise High school ag students across the nation will observe National Future Farmer Week February 15 to 22. Included in these aggies are those of three Collingsworth schools, Wellington, Samnorwood and Quail. It might be well to look briefly at the distinguished record of young men from these chapters. There has been one national office, Marion Baumgardner, who was vice president in the 1940's. A story of his latest accomplishment is in another part of this week's Wellington Leader. Samnorwood has had two state vice presidents in recent years, Harvey Pat Bradley and Joel Lowry. Neal Lowry has been Area I president and Mike Wischkaemper holds that office now. Each of the three chapters has had other area and district officers. All these young men continue their qualities of leadership after they graduate from high school. Quail chapter was among the first in the state to continue the vocational ag work into the Young Farmer movement. The Future Farmers'of America organization is in its 35th year in Texas—and it continues to grow, having over 39,702 members this year. These FFA members are boys who are studying vocational agriculture in approximately 900 high schools in Texas. In their vocational agriculture classes, students are provided an opportunity to secure technical and scientific training in agriculture as well as to receive training in leadership, citizenship, and cooperation. In 1950 there were 711 FFA chapters in Texas with a membership of 28,643. Today we have 875 chapters with over 39,000 members. The largest growth has come in the last three years since the membership increased over 3,000. In a recent study it was found that 52.2 per cent of the vocational agriculture graduates last year who were available for employment are now in full-time farming or in an agricultural related occupation. Approximately one-half of this number is in full-time farming. Agriculture today is more than farming. It involves those who process and distribute many agricultural goods. Many people are employed in agricultural occupations such as engineers, scientists, management personnel, sales and service personnel, and educators. There are 60,000 desirable openings each year for farm operators, farm engineers, and full-time hired farm labor. This group needs a sound education in a continuing education to help keep them abreast of the rapidly changing technical and management aspects of farming. Swora and Shield CROSSROADS REPORT Dear Editor: I see where the bigwigs of Panama have accused the U.S. of a sin which they call "economic aggression". This is a relatively new type of intemational dirty-dealing, which is perpetrated : by threatening to take a mooching nation off our welfare list. But, of course, it's a Law of Nature that gifts tend to aggravate the appetite more .than they stimulate the .gratitude gland, so even sovereign- creatures are apt to make considerable outcry any time you threaten to wean them. I see where some of our top pundits are saying we ought to mellow the Panama 1 Canal treaty, on account of nothing that o'.'d is any good. My crawfishing neighbor says he is glad to see great minds finally coming around to his viewpoint that holding people to every old deal they make is 19th century extremism. And he hope now, with many mighty minds favoring the principle of backing out by renegotiation, maybe he can do some renegotiating with his banker and finance company. I see where U;S. officia's say the matter is now closed and will not excite the Reds any more by further mention of the three American flyers they shot down the other day. "LETS GO!" ... to the Texas tropics in General Telephone Country The sunny Rio Grande Valley General Telephone invites you to visit the Rio Grande Valley where we serve the flourishing towns of Raymondville, Lyford, Santa Rosa, La Feria, Weslaco, Roma and Rio Grande City. The palm-lined, semi-tropical Valley — the citrus fruit center — boasts a benevolent sun which creates a winter haven for those who flee the cold. It is one of the many places, to go, things to see in General Telephone Country. If your community has visitor attractions, perhaps we can help you develop them, Write Community Development Dept, Box 1001, San Angelo, Texas. GENERAL TELEPHONE OF THE SOUTHWEST After all, we have it on highest authority that protesting about anything the Communists want to do is just right-wing hate talk, and makes them moi'e trigger-ihappy. But, ; by taking a broad-minded and understanding attitude about incidents like this, we can satisfy the Reds that we are peace-loving, one-worldi'y, forgiving, and yellow. I see where the ^resident has named a Mr. Shriver, who hasn't had much experience with .poverty, to run the new anti-poverty bureau. This was a very proper move of course, because it is rank political malpractice to use people who know anything about the public job they are in charge of. Under different rules, this job might have gone to Mr. Bobby Baker, who has had some minor personal encounters with poverty, and. has proved that he knows how to whip it. REDEEMED VOICE A 19-year-old rock 'n roll singer of Ilford, England, who can't read music, said ihe had plenty of work since he started giving trading stamps. tODKINGAHEAD by Dr. George S. Benson A SELF-RESPECTING CONGRESS One of the most remarkable developments of this recent political year was the attempt begun 'by the 88th Congress to bring 1 itself out of the domination of the executive branch' of the government after some 30 years of bondage. Instead of defaming the nation's legislature as "that do-nothing Congress," our thoughtful citizens ought to be thankful that our Senators and Representatives retain enough independence of mind and action to go ahead with their work according to their best judgment. Rep. Oren Harris of Arkansas',.in.., a statement to the constituents he has served for 23 years, remarked that this Congress will stand as "an example of a colossal struggle to maintain the separation of powers provided in our Constitution." The current session, he said, has shown its disapproval of legislation by judicial decree, by administrative fiat, and by executive order. On major issues, Eep. Harris sees" public opinion as deadlocked and "unalterably . opposed" to the executive branch. In the absence of a clear mandate from the people, he said, "Congress should and usually does make haste slowly." The Arkansas delegation is independent enough that there is scant support for a measure that would boost their own sal'- aries. Rep. Wilbur Mills .says no current Congress should raise its own ipay, and that he would prefer a tax reduction based on decreased spending. Rep. E. C. Giathings thinks the government pay increase bill costing $600 million would be a good place to start economizing. Sen. McClellan said "Balance the budget first. Peri- ance the budget first, period.'* Rep. J. W. Trimble said he would be happy to go on accepting $22,600 per year and would oppose the bill. The Congress, regardless of the haste urged upon it iby the executive department, does have a right and duty to go as slow as is 'necessary to examine carefully every .proposed law. Each bill should/be considered on its merits, and if committee studies require weeks of time and parades of witnesses, the study should proceed with thoroughness. It is more than a cursory matter, to weigh complicated legislation according to our Constitution, to foresee whether it will have the proper effect on the national liberty and well-being, and legislation, after all, is *he responsibility of Congress. The railroading of legislation is a natural impulse for an administration that seeks action and expects soon to ask the electorate for approv- at at the polls. It would like to present a record to the voters that will result in a favorable vote. Will this justify, then, the executive using every tactic to obtain everything it can get away with? This is not the same thing as the principle that the President may PROPOSE but the Congress shall DISPOSE. We must remain more keenly sensitive to Constitutional patterns with respect to Congressional purpose and intent. The founding fathers wisely set up our governmental branches one against the other, so as to maintain a system of checks and balances, one against the other. There was no way otpened for one to become despotic or assume power over the other. There is still no way, although the tempting possibilities are occasionally explored by the strong willed seeker of power who comes into the executive, legislative or judicial departments. Our system of checks must be maintained,- and it includes the use of time and even slow debate. The founding fathers perhaps did not foresee the tremendously busy 88th Congress with its committees and subcommittees and special counsels and extensive hearings and voluminous testimony. They did not realize that many hundreds of pages of s'-ahites, special bills, and detailed acts would be required by the Congress in each session, nor even .that the executive branch itself would place regulations having the force of law upon this much-governed people. Have the American people wanted, traditionally, to be a least-governed people ? Yes, for we have learned that the less legislatures have to do, the better off the people are. There are some very basic reasons why we must give hearty commendation to any Congress that does not find it desirable to (pass more •and more laws. "Do-nothing" Congresses, in reality, may prove the best. The men we choose to send to Congress should be men of restraint and understanding. Strength and courage is required of them often enough, particularly in cui-bing the power of executive leaders. CANCER STICK TAX COLLECTIONS UP Excise taxes collected on cigarettes in Texas last month came to $7,300,000, up from $7,200,000 a year ago, despite U.S. Health Service warnings about evils of smoking. DR. JACK L. ROSE OPTOMETRIST Contact Lenses 505 Main Closed Saturday Afternoons MEMPHIS Phone 259-2216 Congratulations Future Farmers of America All Kinds of Aerial Spraying Insecticides - Herbicides - Fungicides - Defoliating - Fertilizing Let us help you get the most out of your Fertilizer and Brush Control Dollar Proper Spraying, fertilizing and defoliating accounts for a big part of your farming profit today. Get it done right. Morrow Flying Service has had years of experience in Ag Flying in the Coll- ingsworth area. We know your needs and we are abreast with the latest developments in insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides and in their proper applica Hon. Check these services Morrow offers you. FAST COMPLETE SPRAYING ... WHEN YOU NEED IT ... Hours make a difference in an insect infestation . . . aerial spraying puts the brakes on such an infestation fast. EXPERIENCED PILOTS . . . It is our policy to use only experienced ag pilots . . . men who can put your insecticides or defoliant down where it should be, at the proper rate. ENTOMOLOGICAL SERVICE ... We have access to the services of trained entomologists, who can tell you exactly what you need, how much, and when. We are a Southwestern company . . . working to help you make a profit out of your farming operations .. . believing that our services are vital for a prosperous Southwest. Two new Snow Planes . . . the specially made Ag Spray Plane that can do a better job foi you . Top Dress Your Wheat Now For greater wheat yields Top Dress your wheat now. Our flying service can put it down now while the ground is still wet thereby providing you with the best results for all of it will dissolve immediately. Call us today. Brush Control Service Contact us now if you are planning on eradicating your range of mesquite and other noxious trees and plants. Morrow Spraying Service Marian Airpark Wellington, Texas Phone 447-5420

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