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Microfilm Service and Sales t.O.Bor.8066 Pallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett* Artte and Vinson 10 PAGES For Fifty-three Years o Builder in Collingsworth County 10t PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, March 5, 1964 Number 33 Rockets Track Team Fifth at Iowa Park Wellington thin-clads received 35% points to receive fifth place in a field' of 26 teams at the Iowa Park track meet Saturday, Feb. 29. Merkel and (Bairdl with 71 •points tied for first and -Midlothian with 66 and Knox City with 45 were third and fourth. Quanah and Shamrock failed to get a single .point, while Childres received 4. This was a two-division meet, with AA teams together and A and B together. Coach Don Beck was in charge of the track team. These were the places Wellington won: Bryan Hatch, third, low hurdles, 21.5. Hatch, fourth, high hurdles, 17.3. Danny Margin, sixth, low hurdles, 21.8. Gary White, sixth, 220-yard dasih, 24.2. Lynn Wolf, fourth, mile run, 5:06. Ronnie Hurst, third (tie), high jump, 5'4". Ken Patterson, sixth, pole vault, 9'6". Jennings Wells, fourth, discus, 120 feet. Joe Rudy, fifth, shot put, 42 feet. Jackie Duncan, Ray Floyd, Lynn Wolf and Olan Moore, sixth, mile relay, 4:46. Gary White, fifth, broad jump, 18'6". Revival Opens at Nazarene Church Mar. 4 Revival services will open at the Church of the Nazarene Wednesday, March 4 and continue through Sunday, March 15, the Rev. Jack Durham, pastor, has announced. The Rev. and Mrs. Henry C. Thomas will be the evangelist and childrens -worker. Their home is Lincoln, Ark., and he is an elder in the Church of the Na'zarene with its international headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. He was a ipastpr in Texas churches 20 years before entering full-time evangelism last year. He now travels over a wide area. Mrs. Thomas assists in the music program and works with children. Services will be at 7:30 each evening, with Mrs. Thomas conducting the junior service at 7. The public is invited to attend. ADVENTURES IN LEARNING Every step in learning is an adventure in the first grade . . . made more delightful by the library that carries youngsters into the land of make-believe. Here Toni Taylor, left, and Lucy Sullivan choose books from the room's book rack. They are students of Mrs. H. L. Tucker Weeds, Water, Disease and Fertility Farm Specialists Attack Problems of Growers County farmera Tuesday, March 3 heard a quartet of research specialists discuss four points of prime importance to the agricultural economy of Collingsworth county — irrigation, soil testing and fertilizing, plant diseases and weed control. The latter discussion, by Billy Gunter, area agronomist with the Extension Service, Lubbpck, concerned findings from the Northwest Texas Research Demonstration tests here. The other Extension Service Graver to Regional Rockettes Lose Bid for Bi-District Crown Wellington's Rockettes closed out basketball this season for Collingsworth in their unsuccessful bid for the bi-district crown against the Gruver girls, 1-A champions, Tuesday night, March 3. The game was played 1 in the Caprock gym, Amarillo, before a near capacity crowd, with Gruver taking the game 49 to 37. For the first half, however, it was anybody's game. The Rockettes ran into trouble in the third period that was costly, and although they rallied in the fourth, they were unable to even the score. "The girls wanted t,o win 1 real bad and were a little bit tense and didn't play the ball they are capable of (playing," Coach James Stavenhagen said. "Gruver has a real good club and I feel they will win the regional and do well in state." Gruver opened the scoring in the first quarter and held onto the lead through the period, although the score was only 10-8 as the quarter ended. During the second quarter, the Wellington girls picked up and at one point pulled ahead 17-16. Gruver made 5 straight points and LaNetta Blanken- ehip's toss just before the buzzer iput Gruver four points ahead, 21-17, at the half. Blankenship did most of the scoring at this (point, driving the ball and 1 then hitting little Jump shots from the outside. the gap to 38-24 as the period ended. Wellington gh-ls> smoothed out in the final period and outscored Gruver 13 to 11. Free throws made the difference in the game. The Rock- ettes were not quite as quick During the third period, several costly mistakes held down Wellington's score and Gruver (Continued on back page) speakers were Dave Sherrill, area irrigation specialist; James H. Valentine, area soil chemist with the soil testing lab; and Dr. Robert Berry, area plant pathologist. Sherrill warned irrigation farmers here that they, as well as farmers on the Plains, must watch the water table and check every year to see how their supply of water compares with the preceding year. This is important, he told the group, or they may find themselves with an expensive investment in a dry well. Continuing, Sherrill touched on the importance to timely watering of cotton, and if the planting date is late, water should be watched closely in order not, to have too much vegetative growth. Use of cotton burs as fertilizer was urged, and Sherrill cited cases in which as much as- 216 pounds lint increase was had from the use of burs. With new equipment, irrigation farmers are seeking to get away from so much hand labor, the speaker continued, and described types of wheel-mounted and slide-mounted pipes now on the market designed to cut down the amount of labor in moving sprinkling systems. Valentine, discussing fertilizer and the need for soil test- ing, explained the different 'orms of nitrogen available, the time and methods of application and the benefits to be derived. "On the sandier soils of our area, rates of'20 to 30 pounds of nitrogen, along with 20 to (Continued on back page) Pancake Supper, Too Quail Exes Slate Two Games Friday Night A fast-paced basketball game by ex-studentjsi of Quail high school, and a pancake supper sponsored by the senior class are sflated' for Friday night, March 6 in the Quail gym. The supper will start at 6 p.m.. and .pancakes may be had plain or with bacon or sausage. The basketball game 'will start at 7, and it iwill be a double-header, featuring two men's teams and two women's teams. All (players will be ex- students. "It's going to be one of the funniest games of the year," declared Raymond Horton, the captain of one of the teams and organizer of the game. "There'll be a few grandparents on the court, on down to some limber youngsters barely out, of high school," he said. Both the supper and basketball game are benefit events. The seniors will use the pancake proceeds to help finance their trip next spring, and the ex-students are staging the basketball game to help pay for an entertainment for the high school basketball teams. Captain of one of the women's teams is Eva Gosnell, and her team members are Geneva Thomas, Morene Childers, Mary (Continued on back page) Salt Fork SCD Pick Nominees for Soil Awards Nominees to represent the Salt Fork Soil 'Conservation District in the annual Save the Soil and Save Texas awards program were announced this week .by Bob Crawford, work unit conservationist of the Soil Conservation Service. Zook Thomas, Wellington banker-farmer, was nominated the Outstanding Conservation Fanner. He was chosen not only on the basis of ihis outstanding conservation program, but also on the work he has clone for Salt Fork SCD as a supervisor and for his general promotion of soil conservation in the area. Austin (Polly) O'Neil, .who lives in the north part of the county was chosen the Comeback Rancher, and his selection was based on the development of the ranch on which he lives. The conservation group this year includes the late Judge 'Luther Gribble, Jimmie Wilson, Ray Null, and Robert Posey. This category Is for a conservation program of a group of farmers or land-owners who farm in a community and whose conservation programs interlock so as to form one over-all program. Salt Fork SCD itself is competing in the awards program for the outstanding conservation district, and award' it has previously won. Miss Virginia Robey, news editor of The Wellington Leader, was nominated) the professional person Who has done outstanding work in behalf of soil conservation. Local winners of the Save the Soil and Save Texas essay contest also were named. More than 200 boys and girls in the Wellington, Samnorwood and Quail schools entered essays in the contest—the largest number ever to participate locally. A school winner and class winners were named from each of the three schools. Anne Reward, a senior, was the Wellington winner, and class winners were Jan Blain, grade 8-2; Nancy Sikes, grade 8-1; Debbie Lewis, 7-1; and Judy Porter, grade 7-2. Lynda Jones was .winner for the junior class .and Virginia Patterson, the sophomores. Samnorwood school winner (Continued on 'back page) March 9 Community Supper Fetes Qua/7 Teams Quail community will honor its two basketball teams and celdbrate the first district championship in 16 years with a big community supper Monday nigiht, March 9 at 7 p.m. A group of ex-students, are sponsoring the supper, and the entire community is invited. Afeo, former Quail students now living away are invited to come. Those attending should bring a basket supper for their own families and any .guests, as: well as enough additional for a ball player. The Quails this year won the 9-B district title but lost in the bi-district to the Quitaque Panthers. The girls 1 also had a 1 successful season, and stood fourth in the district. Don Lacy coaches both teams. "This is an opportunity for us to honor the .boys and girls who have brought athletic glo- Attend State FTA Convention Three members of the Wellington Future Teachers represented the chapter at the state convention in Austin during the week end. They were Beverly Singley, Aleta Owens Jones. C. A. sponsor. Among the speakers were Attorney General Waggoner Carr and Dr. Wilda Faust, with the national office of the National Education Association in Washington. and Wynona Crawford was ry to the school this season, and we urge everyone in the community and all former students to be hero with their families," Supt. Herman Moseley said. Filing Deadline Near in City-School Races Filing deadlines fall this week in both the city council and school trustee elections. Candidates seeking 'places on the school boards of any of the county's four schools have until Wednesday night, March 4 to file. Candidates in the Wellington and Dodson independent school districts will file with their superintendents. Candidates at Quail and Samnorwood may file either with the school superintendents or County Superintendent B. W. Beaird. Candidates seeking places on the city election ballot must fife by Saturday night, March Wellington City Council Hershel Tyler has filed as a candidate for a place on the City Council in the April 7 election, Russell Yates, city secretary, announced this week. This brings to 7 the number of names on the ballot so far, with the deadline for filing three days away, Saturday, March 7. Three places on the city council will be filled, and two of the incumbents are asking re-election, Mrs. John Coleman and Henry Sullivan. H. L. Duncan Jr. has not filed. The other five candidates are Bobo Castleberry, (Leon Hart- j man, Byron Duncan, B. F. Chance, and Tyler. This year the election will be heM in the fire station instead of the city hall, as in past years, Yates said. Wellington School Two more candidates have filed for places on the Wellington school trustee ballots, Supt. J. L. Harper said this week. The dealirie for filing is Wednesday, March 4. Filing last week were Glen Taylor and J. W. Cochran. The three incumbents whose terms expire had filed for reelection earlier. These are A. J. Fires, Fred Cox and David Banimgardner. On March 7 60 Girls Compete for Miss Wellington Title Miss Wellington will be chosen from 60 high school beauties at the annual contest Saturday evening, March 7. The top five contestants will be picked and a runner-up will be chosen. The first contestant wiH step across the stage at 7:30 p.m., according to Louis Graham, a sponsor of the senior class, which is staging the event. Danny Martin will be the master of ceremonies. The WHS stage band will play before the entertainment and during the intermissions* Contest rules will ibe similar to those in the past, with merchants sponsoring the girls. Miss Wellington will be the official school representative and will also represent the community in a number of events during the coming year. Girls and the business firms sponsoring them are Sharon Blackshear, the Fair Store; Anne Henard, Hatch Dry Goods; Elaina Bearden, |B&B Electric; Connie Null, Shamburger Lumber Co.; Gail Henard, Warrick Feed Store; LaQuita Martin, Gorky's Flower and Gift Shop; Linda Winton, Strongs' Flowers; Patsy Overton, Sullivan Hardware; LaRaine Porter, Lone Star Gas Co.; Nancy Sanforcl, Hale's Jewelers; Karen Childress, City Grocery; Mary Martin, Owens & Scott; Nancy Holton, Lewis Grocery; Janyth Estes, Raburn Grocery; Cathy Oummings, Dixie Maid; LaJuanda Peters, Dairy Mart; Jan Lindsey, S&R Hai-dware; Carolyn Christian, Oudd Brothers; Kay Chandler, Allen Insurance Agency; Beverly Singley, the Fashion Shop; Nell Tarver, Wellington Lumber Co.; Jan Smith, Childress Mattress Co.; Vickie Bergvall, Cherokee Inn; Linda Moore, The Wellington 'Leader; Beth Sikes, Cleveland Paint and Wallpaper; Saundra Owens*, Jerry's Studio; Marsha Tyler, Wellington Studio; Leslie Covey, O'Hair Plumbing; Susan Garcia, Holton Butane Co.; Rose Montgomery, Paul's Carpet Mart; Joyce Holton, The Toggery; LaVelle Harper, Vaughan's Cleaners; Frances Warrick, county-district clerk; Michelle Smith, the sher- iff's office; Sammie Thompson, the county treasurer; Sheri Barker, Saied's Department Store; Anna Kaye Kelso, Eddie Slay's Men's Store; Donna Allred, C&H Pharmacy; Mitzie Hart,man, Parsons Drug; Kathy Davis, Pruden Drug; Becky Brewer, Wells & Wells.; Ann Orr, Clark Chevrolet; Judy Smith, Kendrick Oldsmobile; Davela Edens, White's Auto Store; Mildred) Lewis, Brooks Auto Supply; Marsha Elbert, City State Bank; Jan Glenn, Wellington State Bank; (Continued on bock page) One-Day Session Grand Jury Reforms Murder Indictments Two murder indictments were returned by the 100th District Court Grand Jury in a one-day session Wednesday, Feb. 24. Judge Lewis Goodrich of Shamrock presided. Indlicted were Erasmo Gonzales, accused of killing his wife, Mary, earlier this month, and Daniel Rodriguez, charged with the murder of Carlos Martinez on Dec. 20. The men are from Dodson and 1 both murders took place in the labor barracks 'located there. The two are 'being held without bond in Memphis jail. This is the first time a grand jury has handed down two murder indictments in one session during his .tenure of office, Sheriff John Rainey told The Wellington Leader. Former Sheriff Claude McKinney said that while he could not remember off-hand the last time this occurred, it has been a good many years. Two other indictments were returned by the grand jury: Hansel Roger, charged with forgery, and Johnnie Lee Nash, colored, accused with .burglarizing the Blue Moon Cafe in the Flats Feb. 8. Demo Women i Hear Donley Party Chairman Miss Mary Cook of Clarendon, Donley county Democratic chairman, was guest speaker at the Collingsworth County League of Democratic Women in a regular session Monday, March 2 in the Greenbelt Electric building. Mien Cook discussed the function of precinct and county conventions. Educational booklets on party affairs, were distributed to those attending. The charter for the local oi'- ganization was presented' at this time, and the (by-laws have been presented and approved by 'the League of Democratic Women, according to Mrs. John Coleman, county chairman. The next meeting of the Collingsworth League of Democratic Women will be April 6, when Miss Claudia 1 Brammett, chairman of the League at Am- 'arillo, has been invited to speak. This meeting will be in the Greenbelt Electric Cooperative building, beginning at 2 p.m. PUBLIC SCHOOL WEEK—CLASSWORK AS USUAL Visitors to C. A. Crawford's chemistry class during Public School Week see experiments under way and classwork as it is carried on from day to day. Here Ann Henard, seated, is measuring mercury in a tall glass tube as part of the class study of relative densities and specific gravities, The class project was to make a barometer. Standing are Rie Schneider, Michelle Smith, Danny Martin, Jei-ry Havron, Beverly Singley, Joe Rudy, Karen Richardson, Mary Martin, Gary White, Tommy Thomas and Randy Wooldridge. Seated are Adam Garcia and Winston Hicks. TEMPERATURES High Low Wed. Feb. 26 45 17 Thur. Feb. 27 46 17 Fri. Feb. 28 54 24 Sat. Feb. 29 64 24 Sun. March 1 70 28 Mon. March 2 74 29 Tues. March 3 59 41 Wed. March 4 29 Moisture for week—.02 in. Moisture for Feb.—2.80 in.