The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on March 5, 1964 · Page 2
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March 5, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 2

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NEWS OF MEN IN SERVICE SHEPPARD AFB.— Charles R. Rayford of Wellington .has .been promoted to staff sergeant in the United States Air Force. „ • '-,'•*• ' Sgt. Rayford is assigned to the 2054th Communications Squadron as an air traffic controller here. The -sergeant, son of Mrs. Dorothy Robinson of 1214 N. W. 12th 'St., Amarilto, is a graduate" of 'Booker 'T. Washington high school, Wellington His wife is the former EUa L. Hunnicutt, daughter of Mrs. Hattie Washington of ,Wellington. Sgt. Rayford's father, Charlie Rayford, resides at 3321 Prairie St., Fort Worth. 7963 Crop 200,000 Pounds Interest Grows in Expansion of Guar The price was $3.40 per 100. New-interest sparked in gaar on all levels spotlights that crop's performance in Collingsworth over the last decade. The crop remains everything its early 'boosters said it was— cash crop, superior livestock feed, one of the best soil builders available, and it is adapted to this area. Collingsworth county bean production was a little more than 600,000 pounds for the 1963 crop, according to Jones Singley of Singley Mill, the local 'buyer. This accounts only harvested acres, but besides this there was a considerable amount of guar planted on diverted acres which could not be harvested and was plowed under as a soil builder. "The yieM was exceptionally good, from 600 to 1100 pounds per acre. On an average, it is 400 or 500 pounds," Singley continued. Annual Dodson Alumni Banquet Set March 28 Former students of Dodson school will hold their annual reunion and banquet Saturday evening, March 28, the night before Easter, in the school gymnasium, Dennis Holland, president, has announced. There wiH ibe entertainment and visiting and a short business session. All who have attended the school, along with their guests, as well as present and former school board em-mbers and teachers are eligible to attend. During the last year, the Alumni Association has bought a large number of chairs to be used at the banquet, as well as for 1 'other school and civic functions, Holland said. All beans bought here in the past have gone to .General Mills guar processing plant at Kenedy, established in 1952, and John Esser, plant manager, was instrumetal in the first planting of guar here. Tom Birchfield, northwest of Dodson, probably had the largest acreage last; year, around 70 acres, ,but other growers included Louis Patterson, also of Dodson; William O'Rear, J. C. Cason, Raymond Barton, H. L. Jenkins and. Horace Holliman in the Wellington area. "Guar is one of the 'best soil builders we have here," Singley explained. "Besides that, it has a deep tap root like cotton, that penetrates the hard pan and loosens the soil, so it will take water better." Impetus to the expanded acreage of guar in the Texas- Southwosit Oklahoma area, is the Farm Bureau's pTan to sell guar on the European market beginning with the 1964 crop. The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station points out that guar i» both drouth-resist- ant and adapted to a wide range of soil types. Yet the fact remains, that only in a few places in the world can guar be successfully grow—the area centering around Wellington, Quanah, Vernon and Southwest Oklahoma, in the United States, in Pakistan-, India and Turkey. Yet the industrial uses for the gum extracted from guar grows— for paper, tobacco, petroleum, mining, textile, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. There are advantages on.the farm, 'besides, the increased, yields from crops following it in rotation. It is a valuable high protein livestock feed and can ibe used either processed or as forage. It can be grazed or inter>p']anted with sorghum for silage or cut as a green manure crop. After the beans are harvested, there is considerable Rev. Henry C & Mulqueen Thomas Evangelist — Children's Worker REVIVAL SERVICES Date March 4-15 r > Time 7:30 Each Evening JUNIOR SERVICE, 7:00 Each Evening (Conducted by Mrs. Thomas) Held in WELLINGTON Church of The Nazarene 10th and Amarillo St. Wellington, Texas L. P. (Jack) DURHAM, Pastor We/come to All DEN 4, WELLINGTON CUB SCOUTS The first group of Cubs to receive their pins and other awards Monday evening at the Blue and Gold Banquet were those of Den 4. Mrs. A. J. Fires, left, and Mrs. Lynn Wright are den mothers. The picture of each group was taken as the boys stood in line to be given their pins. Reading from left, the boys are Billy Carter, Dan Fires, Gary Wright, Barry Long, Gerald Forehand, Earl Hartman, Steve Holcomb and Steve Hunter. " . . residue to turn back in the soil. Now comes word of a new disease resistant higher yielding 1 variety of guar, released by the Texas and Oklahoma agriculture experiment stations and the US department of agriculture, and developed almost in our .front door—.the Chillicothe Experiment Station. The variety, known a® Brooks is resistant to bacterial blight and Alternai-ia leaf spot, the principal diseases of guar. It is well adapted to guar gi-ow- ing areas and in 1962 and 1963 tests averaged 1283 pounds of seed to the acre, or 431 pounds more than the average commercial variety, put even where no disease was present, Brooks produced about Q% higher yields. Guar is a dual-purpose summer legume grown principally for its vegetable gum used for industrial and food purposes. This gum is used by paper, tobacco, petroleum, mining, textile, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Brooks guar originated from the progeny of a single plant selection in a field of Groehler guar in 1959 at Iowa Park. It can be easily distinguished from Groehler and Texsel guar by its branching haiblt of growth and by the absence of hairs on stems, 'kaflets and •pods. Pods of Brooks set higher from the ground than those of the other two and thus harvest, losses should TDC lower. The seed of Brooks are similar to those of Groehler and Texsel. Certified seedi for general farm planting is expected to be available following the 1964 harvest, but a small quantity of foundation seed is a- vailaible for planting now. Interested producers should contact the Foundation Seed Section, Texas A&M University. The new variety of guar bears the name of the 'long time superintendent of the Iowa Park Experiment Station, Lester E. Brooks. He has worked with guar in Texas for about 35 years', and selected the original pfant from which the Brooks variety was propagated. CROSSROADS REPORT Dear Editor: I see where a new consumers' bureau has been set up in Washington, to police the supermarkets and defend innocent shoppers from tricky food packagers. One idea is to get the weights of products printed in big type, for people who can't, read fine print,-and to see that the packages are full up to the brim. Then we'll need a voters' bureau, to make it compulsory that political candidates be truthfully labeled 'and; don't have too much empty space at the top. The news is that Washington is highly put-out with the English for selling some buses to Cuba. But this bus sale deal just goes to show that the British, like us Americans, won't stand by and let people suffer, especially when a buck can be made by coming to their relief. So they are sending the buses to Castro, because they obviously figure that after getting a lot of U.S. wheat 'by way of Russia, many Cubans will be too fat to have to walk. It seems that our great; surgeons are getting close to success in using animal organs, such as monkey kidneys anc brains, as replacement parts for people. My - contemplator neighbor says he sometimes feels the need of a new ibrain, .but is not sure he (would 'be happy with one swiped 1 , say, from a chimpanzee. •Says, though, he has known some very wise dogs, and so he wouldn't mind having a choic dog brain, if it didn't maki him want; to bark at the moon and chase postmen. The word getting around i that President Johnson has go the White House light bill cu away down, arid also is aiming to reduce the federal payroll So the Department of Com merce has hired a herd of nev workers to study about hirin fewer people. My super-cynic neighbor say naturally, extra help had to b hired for this payroll cutting job, .because there is ample evi dence that it is sure not fru gality experts that we have go too many of in federal em ployment. THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday. March 5. 1964 . Keeping Pace . . . in Wellington Putting the finishing touches on a new telephone cable system, this telephone lineman completes a major construction project in Wellington. Over 2,000 man hours were spent to provide improved telephone service and bring to most parts of Wellington additional facilities to serve the growing needs. 61NCRAL TELEPHONE SAVE GOLD STAR COUPONS FOR VALUABLE TRADING STAMPS OF YOUR CHOICE! COMPLETE & BUILDING SUPPLIES LOOK AT THESE FARM SPECIALS 3!/2" x 6 3 /2' creosote posts _ 72< 5"x 10' creosote posts $3.00 48" Electric fence Post 46«t 26"—12'/a Ga.-6" Stay Hog Wire full roll $16.49 32"—121/2 Ga.-6" Stay Hog Wire, full roll $17.49 24" x 1" netting $7.89 36" xl" netting $11.39 48" x 1" netting $15.12 FENCING SUPPLIES 1x6 Rough yellow pine Per 100' $ 3/8" C. D. Fir plywood Per 100' 5/8" C. D. Fir plywood Per 100' Mound City Paint BARN &iROOF PAINT High quality paint with excellent hiding. Produces a tough, protective durable coating for barns, sheds, silos, grainaries, water tank exteriors, store houses, fences and metal roofs. _____ . Red barn paint, gal — $3.25 Green Barn Paint, gal. $3.75 excellent exterior enamel formulated for . tractors > fa nn emplements, wagons, machinery and equipment, and designed to match well-known manufacturers standard colors. Tractor and Implement Paint Quart _______ _____ $1.31 Tractor and Implement Paint Gallon ____________ $4.52 TIME PAYMENTS On Farm Buildings and Repairs • MONTHLY • QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL TERMS C. D. SHAMBURGER LUMBER CO., INC. Elyis White, Manager

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