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Microfilm Service and Sales P.O.Box 8066 Dallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loeo» Samnorwood, Amett, Arlie and Vinson 12 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Volume UV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, February 27, 1964 Number 32 Red Cross Fund Drive to Open in County March 1 The annual Red Cross fund raising drive opens Monday, March 2, with a quota of ?!,141, Earl Hunter, county fund raising chairman announced this week. Workers in the various communities have been named, and those within Wellington are being selected this week. "If there is anyone who would like to work in this drive we will be happy for you to contact either myself or Mrs. Rob Isbell at the county library and a place will be found for you," Hunter said. This is the only fund drive of the year for the Red Cross, except; for those in case of great emergency, it was pointed out. Thirty-five per cent of atl the money collected here will remain in Collingsworth county to finance local needs. Among these, help for service men and their families is the largest, since Red Cross is the go-between for the man in service and his family outside, Mrs. Isibell pointed out. But also the Red Cross during the last year ihas helped families whose homes burned, hospitalized persons, those needing medicine but not hospitalized, and a number in need of clothing. These in the latter group are people who cannot help themselves financially, she explained. The 65 per cent of the money that goes t^o the national headquarters is used in carrying on Red Cross work on a national sc«ile, ibut should disaster occur here, money from the national Red Cross is used. These are the people who will work in the county: Abra, Mrs. Bill King; Lone •Mound, Mrs. J. C. (Breeding; Indian Creek, Mrs. Bill Janes; Shinnery, Mrs. D. C. Lacy; Rolla, Mrs. L. A. Davis; Wil- nulcer, Mrs. J. C. Hartman; Pleasant Point, Mrs. C. A. Kesler; Qcail, Z. J. Neeley; Cross Roads, Raymond Ward; Marella, Mrs. J. W. Carson; Needwood, Nancy Hill; Lutie, Mrs Walter Deger and Mrs. Claude Simipson; Aberdeen, Mrs. Billy Waters; Dodson, Walter Camp and T. E. iLennon. The area near Wellington south of town, Mrs. W. A Morrow; the school, Mrs. He ber Brantley; elementary school Jack Davisi; west of Wellington Mrs. George Jones; Booker T Washington school, W. E Franks. Highway 83, Mrs. Wayn Cudd and Mrs. Ray Peoples 8th Street. George Scott and L. A. Gilmore; 9th Street Skeet Clark. —See RED CROSS, back pag FERTILITY MEETING SPEAKERS These four will be the speakers ta the annual soil fertility and crop production meeting Tuesday, March 3 at 2 p.m. in the district courtroom. They will give practical information, applicable to the Collingsworth area. At top are Dave Sherrill, left, and James H. Valentine. Below are Dr. Robert Berry, left, arid/BiUy^Gunter. .,.._-• Buy Glasses for Needy Norwood Lions Hold Broom Sale Feb. 29 "We're going to make a clean are also sold. sweep of Wellington and Samnorwood." This is the word sent down by. the Samnorwood Lions Club as they slated their annual broom sale for Saturday, Feb. 29. The Lions will work at Norwood Saturday morning, and be in Wellington about 1 p.m. Jess Deger and Marvin Knoll are in charge of the drive and all members of the club will work. The broom sale, held annually, is a benefit event, Deger explained. Other household cleaning items besides brooms March 2 to 5 Welding Short Course for Norwood Farmers "A farm welding short course for adult farmers will be held March 2-5 under the sponsorship of the Samnorwood high school Vocational Agriculture department, according to Orville Cunningham, superintendent and John Dwyer, teacher of vocational agriculture, 'Joel R. Barton, welding specialist with the Vocational Agriculture Division of itfie Texas •Education Agency and the de- parbmont of Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M College, Avill do the instructing in the course. He is headquartered at Texas A&M College. Barton is a 1 native of 'Glasscock county, Texas, and was reared on a West Texas ranch. He attended grade school in San Angelo and graduated from high school at Big Lake. He holds a B.S. degree in animal husbandry from Texas A&M. After five years as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Barton served as an agricultural' specialist in Texas State hospital's and special schools. In addition to regular classes, he set up farm shops and gave instruction in farm welding and general farm repair. "Many welding short courses in various partis of the state have been taught iby Banton and all have met with out- The brooms are made by per sons in the school for the blind at Kerrville, supported by the Lions Clubs of Texas. Part of the proceeds fron the sale remain Avrth the loca club, and these are used buy glasses for needy children in the Samnorwood district, to hefp crippled children, and to support the eye bank in Amarillo, a Lions project, Deger, pointed out if there are needy blind outside the Samnorwood school district who need to go to the home for the blind at Kerrville, the" Lions will be glad to see what can be done. Norwood PTA Meets Monday Approximately 50 Samnorwood school patrons attended the meeting of the Parent- Teacher Association Monday evening, Feb. 24. The speaker scheduled was unable to attend at the last minute, and the group went into a business session. Reports were heard on the Kidletic Program and it was announced that the .mimeograph machine bought by the PTA for the school 1 has* arrived. Sixth grade students won the cash prize on the room count. The next meeting will be the open house, scheduled for Monday, March 23. County Herds Certified on TB Tests Dr. R. G. Garrett, educative director of the Texas Animal lealth Commission, has announced the re-accreditation of lollingsworth county as a modified accredited tuberculo- isi area, a status the county las held for a number of years. County Agent Cecil Regier explained that livestock herds n the county are checked each 5 years for tuberculosis infec- ;ion. This time the inspection fell while county herds were being >rucellosis tested, and the tu- jerculosis lests were made then. Included in the tuberculosis ;ests were all herds that were ,nfested at the check, all registered herds and a small per cent of other cattle, Regier explained. Regier will receive the certificate which is good for six years. "This Commission wishes to express its appreciation to the people of Collingsworth county for the splendid cooperation ex- tendted to it® representatives white work was 'being conducted in Collingsworth county; and requests the further cooperation of the citizens of the area to 'maintain the tuberculosis status of the county," Dr. Garrett said. Mrs. M. E. Foster Dies Suddenly Tuesday Morning Mrs. Mellie E. Foster died unexpectedly at her home at 1615 Chiidress Street at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, F.ebruary 25. She was 92 years of age. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Hiram Cassel 1 , pastor, and the Rev. Davis B. Edens of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Citizens Cemetery at Clarendon. Kelso Funeral Home is in charge. •Mrs. Foster was a native Texan, born in Palo Pinto county July 4, 1871. Her childhood was spent on the North Texas frontier and as a young woman she lived in a section which had not yet outgrown its pioneer ways. She came here with her family 55 years ago. Mrs. Foster was a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors are two grand—- See Mrs. FOSTER, back page Soil Fertility Program to Be Held Here Tuesday, March 3 A crop production program and soil fertility meeting for Oollingsworth farmers is slated for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 3 in the district courtroom. This is sponsored by the Extension Service and is one of a series of meetings to be held throughout the Panhandle. There will >be discussions in four fields, alt of vital import- ance to Collingsworth: irrigation, soil testing and fertilizer recommendations, plant diseases and weed control in cotton. Information on weed control in cotton will be based largely on work done in Collingsworth county fn the Northwest Texas Research Denvonstration Program, carried on by Dwanc Scott. 41 Years in Insurance Morris Wells Dies on Sunday of Heart Attack J. Morris Wells, 63, senior member of the insurance firm of Wells & Wells, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 23 at his home in Wellington as the result of a heart attack. Mr. Wells, who came to Collingsworth county in 1901 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wells, had operated an insurance and abstract firm here since 1923. He was a graduate of Wellington high school and attended West Texas State in 1918 and 1919 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1921 with a degree in Business* Administration. In 1923 he started in the insurance business in partnership with Lee C. O'Neil and they founded tihe firm of Wells & O'Neil. In 1935 Mr. O'Neil sold his interest to J. W. Wells and from that time the business has operated as Wells & Wells. Mr. Wells was cited for numerous awards in the field of insurance. Twice in the last three years he was recognized for having sold a million dollars in policies in a 12-months period. There were other areas into which his influence extended— other interests that ibenefitted from the time and work he gave. But he preferred to work quietly and shunned the spotlight of publicity. Mr. Wells is credited with being in a large measure responsible for the interest of oil and gas companies that has developed within the last few Scott and County Agent Cecil Regier are in charge of local arrangements. Four speakers from the Extension Service at iLubbock, all specialists in their fields, are slated. Dave Sherrill, area irriga- Morris Wells years here. He was one of the early members of the Collingsworth County Water Control and Improvement District and was instrumental in the formation of its present policies. But he urged that all the county's potentials be explored. Those associated with Mr. Wells in business affairs recognized him as having one of the best financial minds in this area 1 . Tribute to these many facets of his life have come in the last four days. People near to him, however, were aware of his warm interest in his friends, and of the — See WELLS, back pac/e. tion specialist, will discuss irrigation. Soil testing and fertilizer recommendations will be taken up by James H. Valentine, area- soil chemist with the soil testing lab. Many of the soil tests for local 1 farmers have been done in that lab. Plant diseases will <be discussed by Dr. Robert Berry, area iplant pathologist. Billy Gunter, area agronomist, will speak on weed control in cotton and cover thoroughly the work done by Scott in tests here. "The weed control experiments in Collingsworth county are some of the most valuable and the most comprehensive the Extension Service has had a parti in," Regier pointed out. "The recommendations they are making throughout West Texas,- and all other parts of the state with conditions similar to ours are made on the basis of findings here. "Every part of the program is well worth the time of any farmer t,o attend. Farming operations are changing fast, and the things you learn in this meeting will help you keep pace." Regier continued. Seed, fertilizer and implement dealers in Wellington and Dodson are backing the meeting and they are urging their customers to attend. "The proper use of fertiliz er and irrigation, control o: weeds and plant diseases can easily mean a 10 per cent increase in crop production and this would be an extra $600,000 ncome to the county," Regier leolared. "Actually the increase possibly would be much higher, but 10 per cent is the con- >ervative figure we can count on. "Agriculture is our number one industry. Meetings like the one Tuesday are planned tp lelp make it more profitable." All of the speakers partici- mting have been here in the Dast and are known to a. number of farmers. The meeting is scheduled to be over about 4 p.m. Re-Elect School Heads, Coaches for 1964-65 Re-election of the superintendent, principals and coaches of the Wellington schools for the 1964-65 term has been announced. J. L. Harper, now in his third year as superintendent of schools, was given a contract for a one-year iperiod. Principals re-elected were E. W. Clement, high school; A. A. McQueary, junior high; Jack Davis, elementary school; and W. E. Franks, (Booker T. Washington school. The three high school coaches also were re-elected: Don Beck, head football coach; .fames Stavenhagen, head basketball coach; and Harold Lamb, assistant football and basketball coach. Tuesday Night, March 3 Roc/ce/fes-Gruver to Meet in Bi-District The Rockettes, who took the District 2-A crown by defeating the Clarendon Broncoettes in the first two of a three- game series, will meet the Gru- Six File For Places on City Council Six candidates have filed for the three ptaces on the city council, to be filled in the election Tuesday, April 7, according to Russell Yates, city secretary. Mrs'. John Coleman and Henry Sullivan, present council 1 members, have filed for reelection. Mack Saied Jr., whose term also expires this year, had not filed during the week end. The three others who have filed are Bobo Castleberry, Leon Hartman, Byron Duncan and B. F. Chance. The deadline lor filing for a place on the ballot is Saturday, March 7, thirty days before the election date. Standing Room Only Joel R. Barton standing success'," according to Waler ' ILabay, area supervisor of vocational agriculture, Plainview. Arrangements for the adult education short course in welding and in other fields are made through Labay's office. The short course at Samnorwood is scheduled to begin on March 2 at 7:30 in the vocational agriculture building. Other meetings in the series of classes will be held March —See WELDING, back page Panthers Edge Quail (or Bi-District Title A standing room only crowd watched as the Quail Quails and Quitaque Panthers staged a wild and fast game with the bi-district crown at stake in Wellington gym Tuesday night, Feb. 25. The Panthers took the victory 87 to 74 and will meet the Shallowwater boys in the regional tournament to be played at Canyon Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29. The teams were well balanced, but C-7 Jack Johnson, 'gave the Panthers an edge the Quail team couldn't get around. The Panthers ipulled away, mid-way in play, but by the middle of the third, Quail had narrowed the margin to four points, Too many fouls clipped the Quails' wings and the Panthers pulled away. Dale Morris, 5-9, led in scor- — See PANTHERS, back page OPERATION QUAIL Don Morris, feet high off the floor, drives in for a lay-up shot as the Quail Quails, winners of district 9-B, and the 10-B champion Quitaque Panthers fought it out for the bi- district title in Wellington Tuesday night, Feb. 25. Other Quails are Bruce Ward, No. 31, and Tammy Baker, at extreme right. Panthers are Terry Woods, No. lQ,Bob,by. Morrison, No. 20, and six-foot seven inch Jack Johnson, No. 42. A split second later Morris was completely upended by a Quitaque player, only his legs visible behind Ward. •er girls in bi-distfict play on \iesday night, March 3, Coach ames Stavenhagen announced. The place of the game was o be decided in Pampa' Wed- lesday, but it will be either Amarilto or Pampa, the Well- ng-ton coach indicated. The Wellington and Gruver earns will be about evenly matched, but there is an ele- nent of revenge this year . . . or it was Gruver that stootl >etween the Rockettes and the >i-district title a year ago. So far this season, the Well- ngton girls have won 24 games and lost 5, while Coach Wayne Tipton's girls have a 28-2 record. The experienced team that ;akes the court for Gruver next Tuesday will be practically the same team that iplayed in the bi-district a year ago. The Rockettes tost two stellar players from last year's team, Vicki Glenn and Nancy Gibbs Langford, but otherwise the team is well versed in the ways of bi-district play. Farris Cornelius in Hospital Farris Cornelius, recently named the Most Courteous Sales Person in Wellington, was stricken ill at his home near Dodson Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23. Mrs. Cornelius brought him to St. Joseph's Hosipital where his illness was diagnosed as heart failure. Wednesday morning Mr. Cornelius' condition is much improved, but he is stilt hospitalized. TEMPERATURES High Wed. Feb. 19 54 Thur. Feb. 20 35 Fri. Feb. 21 46 Feb. 22 54 Feb. 23 43 Feb. 24 58 ' Feb. 25 48 Feb. 26 Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Low 24 28 21 21 28 25 24 17 Trace 'of moisture.

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