The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on February 20, 1964 · Page 1
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Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, February 20, 1964
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Microfilm Service and Sales P.O.Box 8066 xxxxx Dallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco* Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson 8 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, February 20, 1964 Number 31 TALL REACH FOR TIP-OFF McLean Tiger Glen Swift, No. 12, and Rocket Gary White, No. 32, leap to tip the ball to a circle of waiting players. Circling the two are Derrith Welch, 23 and George Green, 13, of the Tigers, Bobby Hudson, 52; Ronnie Hurst, 42, and Roger Weems, 40. This action took place in the 2-A championship game between the Rockets and McLean. Election April 4 School Trustee Candidates Have Till March 4 to File The . ; county!s • four -schoolsi dent School District will file have announced trustee elections for Saturday, April 4. The deadline for candidates to file for places on the 'ballot is Wednesday, March 4. Candidates in the Samnorwood and Quail school districts will file with B. W. Beaird, county superintendent, or with the school superintendents. Candidates in the Wellington Independent School District will file with J. >L. Harper, superintendent of schools, and those in the Dodson Indepen- with T. E. Lennon, superintendent. All candidates must sign the loyalty oath, according to B. W. Beaird, county superintendent. Terms of three trustees expire at Wellington, A. J. Fires, Fred Cox and Davidl Baumgardner. All three have filed for re-election. Three trustees will be named at • Samnorwood also. Those whose terms expire are J. C. Breeding, Sam Carter and iBill Collingsworth-Greenbelt Water Groups Try to Settle Differences Representatives of the Green- the State Water Development belt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority and Collingsworth Water Control and Improvement met in Wellington Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, as a step to see if differences between the two can be worked out. Senator Andy Rogers of Childress and Roland Walden of Quanah represented Greenbelt. Dan Henard, chairman, and Paul Spillman were spokesmen for the Collingsworth group. Through these men, .Greenbelt proposed to make available to the Collingsworth water board, water for irrigation pur- iposes from the proposed Greenbelt reservoir on Salt Fork. This would be above the needs of the Greenbelt towns and until such a time as those towns may need the water. The Collingsworth group holds to its original position that Greenbelt should have all the water it needs, 'but it ' wants a guarantee that it will have the use of the excess. A common meeting point of the t\vo groups is that all the waters of the area 1 should be developed, that this water must be saved for Texas, and if this is not done soon, it, will be forever lost. It was pointed out that any agreement for Greenbelt to furnish irrigation water to the Collingsworth district must have approval of the Texas Water Commission. The effort at a reapproach- ment is too new for Greenbelt to be able to quote any kind of price on the irrigation water. (Both grouips were working against the deadline imposed by Greenbelt's appearance before Board on the following day, Wednesday. "We think it would be foolish not to develop all water resources. We will be looked at with disrespect by our children if we don't," Spillman said at one point. Walden, a Quanah Banker, citing the price squeeze on fanners, said at one ipoint: "It is far more important for irrigation water to be cheap than for the cities to have cheap water." Present for the Collingsworth water interests were Henard, Spillman, and Cortez Barnett and J. T. Slay, members of the water board, Mayor Hiram Cudd, Henry Sullivan, Deskins Wells and Gerald Summerford. Janes. Quail also will elect three trustees. Completing • their terms are Elvis Pitts, C. H. Long and John Carson. They have filed for re-election, and the school iboard also filed for three other candidates, N. E. Childers, J. L. Souder and Jim —See TRUSTEE, back page Only Two Claim Free Poll Taxes Only two persons have claimed the free poll taxes which will enable them to vote in the federal elections only, Miss Louise Fulcher, tax assessor- collector, said this week. "Both said they forgot to pay their poll taxes before the Jan. 31 deadline," she added. March 6 is the deadline to secure a free ipoll tax, Miss Fulcher reminded. C-C Begins Labor Survey for County The Collingsworth Chamber of Commerce this -week announced a labor survey to determine the number of women who would be available for work in any future industry that might locate here, or who want to work. This comprehensive survey will round out one that was taken hastily to supply information tio Form-0-Uth Corp. ten days ago, C-C Manager N. M. Higdon said. The short time available did not allow for a complete survey. "We are not making this survey for anyone, but to have this information available for future use," Higdon emphasized. Four hundred and thirty-one women registered in the one— See C OF C, back page Group to Water Hearing Held at Austin Two representatives of the Oollingsworth water board, Dan Henard, chairman, and Paul Spilhnan, attorney, are in Austin to attend a meeting of the Texas Water Development Board, when Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority officials Will make application to sell 2,100.000 gallons of storage space in the proposed Greenbelt Reservoir. Greenlbelt proposes to sell this storage space to the Texas Water Development Board as a means of helping finance its proposed reservoir. This is the second time in 8 days representatives of the Collingsworth group have appeared in Austin. A 25-man delegation from this county was present when Greenbelt was granted a permit to construct a dam of 90,000 acre foot capacity at « new site 6 miles northeast of Clarendon on Salt Fork. This is a reduction in size from 105,000 acre foot capacity oi'iginally requested by the Greenbelt Authority. The Collingsworth Water Board favored Greenbelt's being granted a permit to build a 23,000 acre foot reservoir ibutj protested their building one of larger capacity, (based on figures of Greenbelt's own engineers as to need. Spillman and Henard remained through Wednesday to attend a second hearing before the water commission at which the financial feasibility of the Greenbelt project was taken up. Bi-District Game Not Set- Girls Meet Clarendon Friday The 2-A champion Skyrockets go into bi-district play within the next week, against an opponent not yet determined, Coach James Stavenhagen told The Wellington Leader late Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Rockettes, tied with Clarendon for first place, play the first of three games Friday, Feb. 21 on a neutral court, iLefors, with the second game slated for Monday night, Feb. 24 at Clarendon, and the third if necessary Thursday, Feb. 27 here. Game time is 7:30. After the girls game at Lefors the Rockets will iplay a practice game with the Channing boys, Stavenhagen said. Both the Rockettes and the Bronchoettes have conference ecords of 7 games wom and >ne loss. Wellington's overall ecord for the season is 21 vins and 5 losses, Clarendon las much the same record. At Banquet FFA, Fathers to Hear Past State President Jerry Clark, past president of the Texas Future Farmers will be the guest speaker when members of the Wellington chapter entertain their fathers at their annual banquet Saturday, Feb. 22. CJark, whose home is in iBuna, is now in college and will enter the ministry. The banquet will begin at Hear Council Executive Cubs Hold Blue-Gold Banquet Mon. Night Wellington Cub Scouts will hold their annual blue and gold banquet Monday evening, Feb. 24, in observance of Scouting's 54th anniversary. It will be in the community building beginning at 7 p.m. John Brewer, Adobe Walls council executive, will be the guest speaker. The Cubs themselves will take the spotlight wltji the presentations of awards they have earned. There are four ranks in Cubbing: Wolf, jBear, Lion and Webelo. Boys from each group will be in the awards grouip. Harry McEwen, Cubmaster, will be the master of ceremonies. In charge of arranging the banquet are the den mothers of the three dens and one Webelo den, Mrs. Lynn Wright, Mrs. A. J. Fires, Mrs. Leon Ferguson, Mrs. Wayne Gray, Mrs. Charles Jackson, and Mrs. Harry McEwen. Approximately 35 boys, tfteir parents and guests will attend, 7:30 p.m. and will <be held in the school cafetorium. Approximately 150 Future Farmers their fathers and other guests will attend. Special guests wil be the advisors and presidents of the Quail and Samnorwooc chapters, according to Danny Garcia, vocational agriculture instructor. A program highlight will be the presentation of awards to Wellington chapter members These will be the chapter farmer degrees and awards from the Future Farmers Foundation for outstanding work in vari ous fields. Among them are farm shop, crop farming, live stock farming, farm safety public speaking, and the De Kalb Accomplishment award. The three men to receive honorary membership in the chapter will be announced. iLynn Wolf, chapter president and district vice president, wil preside and introduce this year's FFA Sweetheart, Jane Orr, and last year's Sweetheart, Jan Glenn. Chapter officers will >partici pate in the opening and clos ing ceremonies and include Wolf; Leamon Bawcom, vice president; Kenneth Patterson secretary; Graham Bowen, re porter; Bill Driver, treasurer Glen Thomas, sentinel; an< Garcia, advisor. Coaching the Clarendon team is Charley Sullivan. Arrangements for this district chamipionsh'ip series- were made in a meeting Tuesday afternoon. A large delegation of Wellington fans are planning to go to Lefors and also to Clarendon next Monday. Boys Bi-District The Skyrockets will >play the winner of District 2-A probably Monday night, Feb. 24, but who that opponent will be will not be determined until Thursday, Coach James Stavenhagen said. But it will be either Panhandle, Stratford or Sanford- Fritch. The place of the game will not be set until after the 1-A winner is determined. "Every one of 'these has a real fine ball club," Coach Sta- venhagen said, then he added. "But if the Rockets continue to play like they have played against McLean to win the district, I think we'll go a long way in the state competition." Sanford-Fritjch has a 7-1 record in district play, and is coached iby a Wellington high school graduate, Aubrey A. Spear, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Spear. This high school is only three years old, and during the first year of its operation its basketball teams played in district 9-B, along with Quail and Samnorwood. If Sanford-Fritch is the winner, some of its boys in the bi- district game will be those who •played on the Quail and Norwood courts^ just year before last. Its rise to athletic prominence has been one of the surprises in Panhandle sports. They were second in the dis- trict last year. Much of its scoring ability lies in a 6 foot 7 inch starter, but there are other smaller boys who are quick and good ball handlers. (Both Panhandle and Stratford have good ball clubs but they are not as poised! as Fritch. Panhandle, Coached toy Calvin Murry, has a 6-2 district record. Much of the team strength lies in height, with 6-6, 6-4 and 6-3 players. Stratford, coached by Richard Boothby, has won 6 games and lost three. If these boys are the bi- district opponents, it will te the team which James Stavenhagen formerly coached. It will also be the second time this year that Wellington has met Stratford in bi-district competition, for this is the team that took the title from the Skyrocket football team. Quail Boys at Top Four County Teams Seek Class B District Crowns Four Collingsworbh teams vill play in the District 9-B asketball tournament at Clarendon this week end—the second half of play that will determine the district winners. The Quail Quails won the iirst half in a victory Friday night, Feb. 14 over the Norwood ..Eagles; The Eagles are ;ied with Hedley for second. The Quail Bobwhites took a game from Groom gii-ls Tuesday night, Feb. 18, to go into 'ourth place in ijhe district and win the right to play in the tournament. Samnorwood girls stand second in the girls division and will be a tournament contender. In Class B play, the district champion is determined first by double round robin play, followed by a district tournament in which the top four teams compete. The tournament tplay starts in the new Clarendon gym at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Winners of the two games in each division will meet in the finals at 7 p.m. Friday. The Quails nave a 7-2 record in district play, Coach Don Lacy said. Other teams in the tournament will be Norwood and Hed- Governor Connally Delay Appointment of Judge Until May Governor John Connally has decided to let the voters of Col- ingswoi-th and four other counties make the decision for him on the appointment of a judge for the 100th judicial district, The Texas Press Association, with headquarters in Austin, relayed this information to The Wellington Leader during the week end. This district, which includes Oarson, Hall, Donley, Childress and Collingsworth counties, lost its judge with the death of Judge Luther Gribble. Gov. Connally said he \vill appoint the winner of the Democratic primary election to serve out the remainder of Judge Cribble's term. "Since the election is reasonably close at hand, it Is my view that the voters should have the opportunity to select a judge of their own choice," he said. There are two candidates for the judicial post, Charles L. Reynolds and Allen Harp, both of Childress. The appointive term will run until Jan. 1, 1965. ley, with 7-3 records and Groom with 6-3. The other two teams in the disti-ict are Claude, with a 2-8 record, and Dodson, with 0-10. Claude, former state champion in the girls division, is a— See CLASS B, back page Mrs. Owens at City Office Mrs. Gorman Owens began work Monday, Feb. 10 in the city office, succeeding Mrs. Joe A. Coleman, city secretary Russell Yates announced this week. •Mrs. Owens will act as assistant city secretary and deputy tax collector. Before joining the city staff, she was employed 1 at Allen Insurance Agency, and formerly Mrs. Owens was manager of the Wellington Hardware Co. Mrs. Coleman on Bank Staff Mrs. Joe Alex Coleman began work Monday, Feb. 15 in the (bookkeeping department of Wellington State Bank, C. T. Hubbard, president, has announced. This represents an enlargement of the staff, he pointed' out. Mrs. Coleman was assistant city secretary and deputy tax collector in the office of the City of Wellington on two occasions, for a total of about eight years. Four Burglaries Cleared With Arrest Here With the arrest of Johnny Lee Nash, 27-year-old colored man, local officers cleared up four burglaries extending back to September 1962, Sheriff John Rainey said Monday, Feb. 17. Nash was taken in custody at his home in the Flats Monday, Feb. 10. He waived an examining trial" before " Claude -McKinney, justice of the peace, and he is now out on $1,500 bond, according to the sheriff. Rainey said Nash admitted burglarizing the Blue Moon Cafe in. the Flats on Feb. (i, when 11 cartons of cigarettes and about $5 in cash was taken, and again in September 1962. According to the Sheriff, he also admitted burglarizing Earl Shamblee's place and taking three watches and between $10 and $15, and also Bob's Super Market on Highway 83, in the summer of 1962 and taking between 70 and 75 cartons of —See ARREST, bach page Demo Women Set Up Organization JUDGE LUTHER GRIBBLE The successor of the late Judge Luther Gibble, above, judge of the 100th judicial district, will not be named until after the first Primary election in May, Governor John Connally announced in Austin late last week. for County Organization of the CoHings- worth County League of Democratic Women was completed Tuesday. Feb. 18 at the end of an educational meeting to acquaint local women with t he place for women in party activities: Here to conduct the meeting was Mrs. Sidney Dell Bullock of Muleshoe, Democratic Committeewoman from the 31st Senatorial District. Mrs. John Coleman was elected chairman and Mrs. OLuther Gribble vice chairman; Mrs. George Henry, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. L. C. Hill, parliamentarian; and Mrs. Olyde Drake, legislative director. Committee chairmen named were Mrs. Edd Henard, membership; Mrs. Jennie Holcomb, publicity; Mrs. L. B. Bratten, campaigns; and Mrs. Ernest Nunnelley, finance. On the telephone committee are Mrs. Jim Wood, Mrs. Creed Hill and Mrs. John Henard. Dues will be $3 <per year. Approximately 25 women attended the meeting, which was held in the directors' room of the .Greenbelt Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Temperatures Wed. Feb. 12 Thur. Feb. 13 Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 High Low 53 35 50 28 56 43 58 53 51 21 21 19 27 33 21 Moisture for week—.11 in.

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