The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on February 27, 1964 · Page 8
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 8

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, February 27, 1964
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The Wellington Leader lWdVt* " Thursday ' «4- r^fiV* ^pj&o^ A H &<&* .-W. I-ctiia-l . ... ...... ._., ____ __ .... post offlu at ' Wellington j. Texas, ttaderl Act of March 3, '1879. *• NATIONAL «»? EDITORIAL Aslsbcl I A IN ING MfMBtR ' Sustaining Member, National Editorial Association Member Texas Press Association •• "' ' Member Panhandle Press Association SfjOHCEt Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or regulation 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.' * T ' " ' r • -<• - • $3.00 a year inside of trade territory $4.00 a year outside of trade territory Reading Notices 104 per line Thursday, February 27, 1964 G(/or, Already Tested Were, May Become a Money Crop In its search for ,new crops as a source of cash income, Collingsworth may take another look at guar, tried here 10 years ago and, found to be adaptable, and grown locally as v a money crop and soil builder to a greater or -smaller degree ever since. It is one of several crops that should be considered carefully and it is probable that more than one of them will be needed to fit In the county's farm economy. Several factors pinpoint the growing importance of guar. _ f t ^ '"' *•••••-•>•;'•••'-••••-'-•'•••->• In .addition:*-toVthe. regular marketing chanels by which a grower may dispose of his beans, a new market has appeared through the Farm Bureau Marketing Association—a nation wide organization which has entered into a-contract with buyers on the European market. The local Farm Bureau will have more to say about this later. The demand for guar" is growing. Each year it goes into more products. And here is the clincher: In only a few places in the world can guar be grown successfully and in quantities for commercial use. Collingsworth county and the area immediately surrounding is one of those places! Other areas where it can be grown are Pakistan, India and Turkey. These are the only places that have the type of soil, climate and growing conditions favorable to the plant. According to information already received here, in order to serve the European guar bean maket, based at Rotterdam, Holland, not less than 20,000 to 40,000 acres will be required to be planted in the Northwest Texas and Southern Oklahoma area. This is in addition to the beans required in the usual channels of trade, which has so ably cared for the market through the years. Several developments have brightened the castor bean picture since Collingsworth experimented with them. New varieties have eliminated the infamous "black beans." And it was experiment and experience in Collingsworth on the part of a few men, banks and farm agencies that put guar on the market as one of the finest high protein stock feeds. It's value as a soil builder was long ago proved. Transportation is no problem. Texas agricultural products are sold all over the world and Texas uses products from over the world. There is no limit to the amount of guar a man can raise. Harvesting problems that bugged early growers here have been largely eliminated. Guar is one of those crops at which Collingsworth should take a good look. CROSSROADS REPORT Dear Editor: I see where a Congressman the other day *;ried to get a law passed that a citizen can't vote any more after he is dead. But, of course, wiser House members voted down this anti- civil rights proposal to take away a body's right to vote just (because he has finally foiled the tax collectors. Seems possible that some legislators also may have disfavored this law because of not wishing to disfranchise good voters who had bothered to rise on election diay and help elect them to office. Some big magazine writer, who is probably famous, is worrying about whether common tyipe people can handle all of the leisure that atttomation is fixing to afflict us with. He seems mighty afraid that Americans have got so addicted to work that we will go all to pieces when the machines make us unnecessary. But my very retired' neighbor says kicking the work habit didn't bother him at all, and any machine is welcome to his job, as long as there is another machine set up to write him a check every month. I see where a politician who seems careless about votes is saying some people on welfare wouldn't work if they had a job, Of course, there have always been folks who thought the world owed them a living, but they used to think they had to collect it, instead of getting it handed to them toy the postman. But my public thorn neighbor says he won't quibble about whether it is society's duty to wet nurse him, just so long as it does so. I see where there is considerable noble talk about how it is the obligation of the U.S. to assume world leadership. Of course, some of the peo- Mrs. Back Has Book Published Mrs. Vera Featherston Back of McLean, a former teacher in the county schools, has recently published a new book, "Feathers," telling the story of her pioneer family. Mrs. Back taught in the Enterprise school prior to World War II. Never bound by the convention -of teaching methods, Mrs. Back frequently took her entire student body oilfield trips where classes were held alongside a creek or a neighboring town — but classwork was never neglected. "Feathers" tells of the stresses and strains, but also the light and humor, of the high-spirited Baxter Featherston family. •Mrs. Back is a long-time resident of McLean and teaches in the school there. She has a degree from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, did graduate work at West Texas State University and the Colorado State University. Club Plans Game Tourney The Dodson Civic Club will sponsor a game tournament and box supper at the Dodson School gymnasium Thursday night, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The public is invited and tickets may -be purchased from club members or at the door. pie that we think it's our duty lo assume leadership of, well, they seem a little contrary and are not ^assuming fellowship very fast. My self-drafted civic leader neighbor says it's sure a silly feeling to assume leadership, and then when you look around, everybody is going off in some other direction. ; The Alamo Cenotaph, located in front of the Alamo, was erected in 1939 by the U. S Texas Centennial Commission They Must JPepend cm You Free Request Cards at Tax Office Sparkling New Highway Map Texas Now Ready for Tourists AUSTIN.—A sparkling- new extension of the theme "Texas: America's Fun-Tier", is now rolling off multi-color presses by tens of thousands as the 1964 Official Highway Travel Map of Texas -become* avail- aible to native motorists' and to Lone Star enthusiasts from Seattle to Siam. The Texas Highway Department estimates that three-quarters of a million ctfpies, and perhaps more, will be distributed during the coming months to almost every manner of individual and institution. An elementary class in Brook- fyn may write for a map in conjunction wth a study project; an Indian maharaja may request one prior to a visit; Communist espionage agents may even steal a few, though the maps are free for the asking to anyone, anywhere. Every line, symbol and figure on Texas' 1964 Official Highway Travel Map has been newly calculated, plotted and enscribeoj, and every effort has been directed! toward making the map more legible and easier for the average motorist to use. Type faces are .bolder, colors have been selected, for maximum brilliance, and the national system of highway symbol's has been followed in almost all instances'. Another innovation to make the new map more legible is the deletion of almost 7,000 miles of Farm to Market roads. Because of the increasing complexity of the Texas highway system, a map attempting to portray every mile of rural road would 'be impossibly crowded at the scale on which the Texas map must be printed. Farm to Market roads which do not serve as links between regular highways are wot in- Free copies of the 1964 Official Highway Travel Map of Texas may be obtained by writing the Texas Highway Department, Travel and Information Division, Austin, Texas 78703. Each county tax office supplies free postcards with which maps may be ordered. Copies also are available at each of the seven Tourist Bureaus located on key highways entering the state, and at all of the 25 Highway Department district offices. eluded on the new map, nor are those which do not join two or more communities. Communities with population of less than 250 are not shown. Farm and Ranch to Market Roads which do serve as connecting links are shown on the map. The 1964 Texas Travel Map will show a brand' new route bearing the distinctive Ranch Road No. "I 1 . Located ni Gillespie county, the newly designated Ranch Road 1 No. 1 is a four-mile loop bordering the Pedernales Rives and connecting the ranch home of President Lyndon B. Johnson with U.S. 290. Progress on the Interstate Highway system in Texas is BACKACHE & NERVE TENSION JHONDm TO KIDNEY MIWIOH After 21, common Kidney or Bladder Irritations affect twice as many women as men and may make you tense and nervous from too frequent, burning or Itching urination both day and night. Secondarily, you may lose sleep and suffer from Headaches, Backache and feel old, tired, depressed. In such Irritation, OYSTEX usually brlnss fast, relaxing comfort by curbing Irritating germs In strong, acid urine and by analgesic pain relief. Get OYSTEX at druggists. Peel better fast. YOUR see your Great Southerner when he calls LIFE HEALTH PROPERTY GREAT SOUTHERN c^c^ww tint mil CQMnudii SUPERIOR INSURANCE COMPANY • SENTINEL INDEMNITY COMPANY OVIR ONI BILLION DOLLAR! Llri INSURANCI IN POnc« BOBO CASTLEBERRY 1306 Amarillo — Wellington, Texas Phone 447-2784 seen at a glance, and other 4- lane super highways are clearly depicted. Such divided highways now number more than 3,100 miles in the state, with 650 additional multi-Jane miles presently under construction. The map shows 860 Safety Rest Areas, and 1,780 cities and tiowns. Texas' 12 major cities with populations above 100,000 are each illustrated by map insets which chart the main thoroughfares and through routes. On the map's back, 20 full color photographs display tantalizing Texas scenes, and there is a message of greeting from Texas Governor John Connally. Nevada means snow covered Hall County Singing Set The Hall 'County Singers will hold their monthly singing Sun- day, March 1 in the Victory Sunday School class room of the Memphis Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Visitors are expected from Amarillo, and .the surrounding area. *Mrs.- J.rF. Mclntush, sec- retary, invites everyone to come and enjoy the fellowship as well as the .singing. '.-,, \ iv Capt. Ronald Amudsen 'located the magnetic north pole in '1906. ' * -•' -•- • ' time fo buy your FERTflfZERS WE HAVE All kinds of FERTILIZERS Liquid - Dry - Anhydrous Ammonia Applicators for Lease Get our prices before you buy! Fertilizers can mean the difference between good profit and loss in your 1964 operations. But you need to know more than that. You need to know what fertilizer your land needs, the rate the fertilizer should be put down and the placement. Cook Grain will help you work out all this. ATTEND THE SOIL FERTILITY MEETING Tuesday, March 3 - 2:00 p. m. District Court Room Here's where you get the facts about soil tests, fertilizers and irrigation. BE THERE. Cook Grain Co. FERTILIZER DIVISION Phone 447-2666 Fertility in our S Money Bank WE URGE YOU TO ATTEND THE SOIL FERTILITY MEETING MARCH 3 Adding fertility to the soil is creating greater wealth for the county. And like your bank account, soil fertility can be increased or depleted. Soil fertility, like your bank account, is maintained by know-how and skills. Just as you increase your knowledge of your business or your job, you can learn the techniques of adding soil fertility. You make a capital investment for tools or equipment, just as you make a capital investment of fertilizer to increase the profit of your farming. This bank is based on the land resources of Collingsworth. Let us help you with your plans to build soil fertility of your farm. Wellington State Bank

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