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Microfilm Service and P.O.Box 8066 Dallas.Texas Complete Coverage 'H of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson j 10 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingswdrth County 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, March 12, 1964 Number 34 Junior High Parents Set Supper-Games The Junior H%h School Parent-Teacher Club will sponsor its annual spaghetti suipper and basketball double header Friday, March 20, as its only fund raising event of the year,. Mrs. Raymond Neeley, who is in charge, announced. The supper will be held at the elementary school cafetori- um from 6 to 8 p.m. The basketball games will begin -at 8 in the high school gym, wdth the mothers playing their junior high daughters, and the fathers, meeting 'their sons. Money raised from this event will finance the Barent-Teacher 1963-64 project, which will be laying sidewalks from tyie west entrance of Junior High to the street, where the buses load, Mrs. Neeley said 1 . Mrs. Thompson of Samnorwood Dies Suddenly •Mrs. R. L. Thompson, prominent Samnorwoodl farm woman, died suddenly at her home at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, shortly after she had prepared ibreakfasit. She first lived in that community in 1903, and it; had been her home continuously since 1919. Funeral services for Mrs. Thompson will be held 1 Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Samnorwood Baptist Church, with the Rev. J. B. North, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be John Sallinger, Donald Golem an, Leroy Pullum, Donald Davis-, James Brashear and Bill Cross. Mrs. Thompson was "born Hattie Pearl Montgomery, Feb. 1, 1886, at; Ennis. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Briggs Montgomery, who also were early settlers in the area that later was to become Samnonvood. She was married to Mv. Thompson at Ennis in 1901, and in 1903 they came here and filed on the land that remained theirs for more than 60 years. Sevei'al years later they returned to Ennis, but came back to Samnorwood — then Plymouth — in 1919. She had been a devoted member of the Baptist Church since early in life. Surviving Mrs. Thompson are her husband, of the home a daughter and two sons, Mi-s Charley Clement of Amarillo Luther Thompson of Samnor wood and Leroy Thompson o: Oklahoma City; a sister, anc two brothers, Mrs. Henry Bock man of Samnorwood, Aillber Montgomery of Canyon, anc (Continued on back page) MISS WELLINGTON Chosen from more than 60 of Wellington high school's loveliest girls, Jan Glenn was crowned Miss Wellington at the annual beauty revue Saturday night, March 7. This blue- eyed blonde is 17 and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Glenn. She is.a "senior in WHS and last year she was runner-up in the Miss Wellington contest and Chapter sweetheart of the Future Farmers. At Wellington Absentee Voting in School Election Set Five names will appear on the ballots of the Wellington .school trustee election, Supt. J. L. Harper announced after the filing deadline. These are A. J. Fires, David Baumgardner and Fred Cox, who are running for re-election •and Glen Taylor and J. W. Oochran. This is t;he order in which they filed, Harper said. Absentee voting will begun Monday, March 16 and continue through Tuesday, March 31 and will ho held in the school tax office at the high school, according to the superintendent. This office will be closed, lowever, Saturdays, Sundays nd holidays. Wellington Gives Recognition Wells Heads Houston Grand Opera Assn. Wellington this week paid tribute to Houston, in recognition that one of its native sons stands high in the development of the fine arts in that Gulf Coast; city. Marshall Wells, who was/born and reared here, recently was elected (president of the Houston Grand Opera Association, which is outstanding in the nation. Now a group of Wellington men have made a contribution of $131 in support of the maintenance fund of the Opera Association. Accompanying /the check was this letter: "In recognition of the outstanding contribution the City of Houston is making in behalf of the fine arts' movement in the State of Texas, and since a Native Son of Wellington, Marshall Wells, continuing a family tradition of noble service, has been selected president of the Houston Grand Opera Association, we, citizens of Wellington, Texas, arc greatly honored to support the maintenance fund of said organization." Wells is executive associate of Houston Endowment, Inc. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wells. After graduating from Wellington high school, he received his degree in journalism from The University of Texas and later was a member of the diplomatic corps of the State Department, assigned to the embassy in Paris. He is married to the former Emily Miller of Austin and they have three children. The Houston Grand Opera Association, which he now heads, noted record receipts this season and has been named to receive a Ford Foundation grant, offering financial assistance for five years. Collingsworth county men joining in the gift to the main tenance fund were Hiram Cudd Wayne Cudd, Roy Horn, N. M Higdon, Dr. J. M. Orr, Henry Sullivan, Zook Thomas, James Doneghy, Woodrow Wood, W. R. Breeding, Jame Sullivan, Hershel Tyler, Pau Spillman, C. T. Huibbard, John Holton, Wells & Wells, Dan Henard and Deskins Wells. Samnorwood Six candidates filed in the amnorwood district, according o B. W. Beaird, county super- ntendent. These are Bill Janes, Sam barter and J. C. Breeding, who eek re-election; and C. R. lankins, jBill Graves and J. H. O'ldham. Quail Five candidates have filed at Quail, Beaird said. Seeking re-election are John W. Carson, Elvis Pitts and C. I. Long Jr. and the other candidates are N. E. Childers and J. L. Souder. D>t)dson Dodson has three candidates, all of whom are seeking reelection to places they now void, according to T. E. Lennon, superintendent. They are J. C. Howell, Sammy Motsenbocker and Ernest Nipper. (Continued on hack page) Mrs. Parsons Has Surgery Mrs. S. K. Parsons Sr. underwent eye surgery in an Amarillo hospital recently. Hei daughter and son, 'Mrs. Ansel McDowell of Hereford and Sandy Parsons have been with her Sandy Jr., reports, that his mother will be able to come home Wednesday of this week City Firms in New Directory Four Wellington business firms engaged in various types of manufacturing are listed ii the new directory of Texa Mamifacturers issued (by the Bureau of Business Research, These are Herman Childres. Mattress Co., H&H Construe tion Co., R. H. Tyler Co. an The Wellington Leader. Welding Short Course Offered Area Farmers A short course in welding vill be offered farmers of the Vellington area if there is suf icient interest, Danny Garcia 'ocatpoual ag instructor, ha xnnounced. Garcia will teach the course vhich will run three nights There will be no charge, bu 5 many as five men are need Anyone interested can con ;act Garcia within the nex week, and if there is sufficien nterest, the course will foe se up at; a time convenient fo )hose taking it. Prominent Area Rancher, Ike Emmert, Dies Funeral services for promin- nt Collingsworth County ran- her and cattle dealer, I. E. Ike) Emmert, 67, were con- ucted at 10 a.m. Saturday, tfarch 7 in the Church of the <Tazarene at Erick, Okla. Officiating were the Rev. W. Johnston of Oklahoma City, istrict superintendent; for the ^•azarene Church; the Rev. J. Livingston of Anadarko; nd the Rev. BiJl Ray, pastor. Interment was in Shamrock emetery under the direction of he Richerson Funeral Home of Shamrock. Mr. Emmert died about 10 i.m. Wednesday, March 4, in a 1 Shamrock hospital. He entcr- d the hospital earlier in the day. He was born May 27, 1896, near Cornish, Oklahoma Indian Territory- He came to Coll.ings- vorth county in 1903 and had ived in this area since then. Mr. Emmert was a member )f the District supei~visors for Jhe Southwest Oklahoma Church of the Nazarene. Owner of the Emmert Ranch 25 miles north of here, Mr. Smmert was respected for his ntegrity and deep religious be- iefs. Cattle buyers and ranch lands held to his decree that no work would be done on the mmert Ranch on Sundays. He was married to Miss Julia Ileen Phipps on Sept. 26, 1916, at Wellington. The family lived near Wellington for a num- )er of years befoi'e moving to heir ranch in the EH a 1 community in the northeast part of the county in 1946. Survivors include his wife, of ;he home; two sons, J. C. of :he home and the Rev. Ervin Emmert of El Reno, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Conrad of Coalgate, Okla., and Mrs. W. A. Pace of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Clyde of Wellington and the Rev. Joe Emmert of Healdton, Okla; three sisters, Mrs. L. E. Goswick of Wellington, Mrs. J. C. Hardeman of Littlefield, and Mrs. Alice Balcham of Fresno, Calif, and 14 grandchildren. Two sons preceded Mr. Emmert in death, James Foster (Slim) Emmert, in 1959, and Charley Emmert in 1962. S. G. Henry in Koty Hospital Si Henry, retired agent for the Katy Railroad, has been a patient in the M-K-T Hospital at Denison since Feb. 20. •Mrs. Henry said Tuesday that he wrote that he is/ improved, but; he will not be released to return home until after this week. Visiting with Mrs. Henry over the week end were her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Blayne Branum and children of Luibbock. Greenbelt Electric Gets $288,000 Loan The Greenbelt Rural Electric Co-operatrive, Inc. has received a loan of $288,000 from the Rural Electrification Administration for future improvements. This is a multiple-purpose loan and is broken down into four categories: 1. To finance construction of 50 miles of distribution lines to serve 189 new customers. 2. To finance construction of 10 miles of new tie lines. 3. To finance construction of a new sub-station near Shamrock. 4. To make general system improvements. Word of this loan reached Wellington from the offices of Congressman 'Walter Rogers and Senator Ralph Yarborough. George Henry, manager of Greenbeltj Electric Co-operative Inc., was out of town on business and could wot be contacted for a further breakdown of the proposed uses. Members of Greenbelt Electric Co-operative Inc., however will hear more of its plans when they attend the annual meeting, to /be held here Friday, April 24. Now in its 26th year. Greenbelt, was one of the pioneers in the electric cooperative movement in this part of the country and 1 its operations now extend into Armstrong, Donley, Hal'l, Childress, Gray, Wheeler and Callingswortl\ counties in Texas, and Harmon county, Okla. Last year, Greenbelt Electric Co-aperative, Inc., received a loan of $108,757 from the RuiTil Electrification Administration. 30tfi Anniversary Memphis PCA Annual Meeting Here March 13 The -Memphis Production Credit Association will highlight its 30th anniversary observances Friday, March 13, with its annual stockholders' meeting, to be held at the community ibuilding in Wellington. More than 400 stockholders and guests from across the 9- county area served by the home owned and operated agricultural financing institution are expected to attend the business meeting and barbecue luncheon, E lect New Officers PTA Sets Fathers' Night as March 16 Fathers' Night has been set by the Elementary Parent- Teacher Association as Monday night, March 16, Mrs. Clyde DeMoss has announced. Scholarships Offered Two from WHS in TWU All-Girl Band Two WHS band members, larol Blain and Sammie Thompson, participated in the 3th annual Texas Woman's University All-Girl Band Festival Concerts held on that campus recently. Participating were approximately 150 girls from all parts of Texas, but there was only one other Panhandle memiber, Joyce Beasley of McLean. The band members were chosen from approximately 600 applicants. The two played lead ments in their sections and were members of the Melodears Stage 'Band, directed by Vance Cotter of the TWU staff. Their numbers were "It's All Right with Me," Porter; "Days of Wine and Roses," Mancini; "September Song," Weill, anc! "Who's Sorry Now." Carol plays the trumpet and Sammie the saxophone. Dr. J. W. Eberley, head of the music department of TWU, auditioned the Wellington girls and both were offered scholarships to the university, Carol an organ scholarship and Sammie one in band music. All band members appeared in a concert on the final evening of the festival, Feb. 29. Mrs. Inez Miller, Long-Time City Resident, Dies •Mrs. Inez Miller, who had lived here since 1908, died Thursday, March 5 at Thomas Nursing Home, where she was a patient for a number of months. Funeral services were conducted at; Bowie Street Church of Christ Saturday, at 2 p.m., with Minister Grandol Forehand officiating. Pallbearers were Elmer Hiett, Les White, Shelton Nunnelley, Cecil Shanks, Virgil Estes and John Coffee. Burial was in the West Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Mrs. Miller was born Inez E. Estes in Grayson county Jan. 17, 1886. She was the daughter of the late J. W. and Betty Scott Estes, and before coming here, she lived at Holdenville, Okla. She had been a devoted member of the Church of Christ since an early age. Surviving Mrs. Miller <are four sisters and a brother: Mrs. Eula Clark and Carl Estes of Wellington; Mrs. Amanda Pell of Tulsa, Okla.; Mrs. Bessie Cypert of Pueblo, Colo.; (Continued on oack page) HOLD REVIVAL The evangelist for revival services at Faith Baptist Church will be Rev. Carrol Harmon of Canadian, left, while Ted Parker will direct the music. The revival will be held from Sunday, March 15 to Sunday, March 22. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafe- torium, and fathers are especially urged to attend. Mrs. Bob McAlister, high school speech teacher, will be in charge of the program and will .present her students in a one-act play, "Now That April's Here." This will .be their interscholastic league contest Play. It is a family comedy, with Raymond Horton and Anna Kay Kelso taking the parts of the father and mother. Beverly Singley is the teen age daughter, and Aleta Owens the younger daughter. Gary white has the role of the daughter's boy friend and Jan Glenn is the maid. In the business session that will follow the program, PTA officers for the 1964-65 school year will be elected, Mm- DeMoss said. Faith Baptist Revival Opens on March 15 Plans are complete for revival services that open 1 at Faith Baiptist Church Sunday, March 15 and will continue through the following Sunday, March 22, according to the pastor, Rev. Kenneth Quaid. The Rev. Carrol Harmon of Canadian will preach. The charge of music will be Ted Parker, music director of First /Baptist Church, while King Bowen will be the pianist. Prayer services will begin at 7 p.m. and the preaching service at 7:30. With the exception of the two Sundays, only evening services will be held. Parker will work with the children of the church in a junior choir during the iprayer services for (the adult members. Set Livesock Meeting Mar. 25 A livestock meeting is slated in Wellington Wednesday, •March 25 under the sponsorship of the Extension Service, W, W. Gresham, Jr., district agent, has announced. Further information as to the hour and place will be announced next week. There will be four speakers, all specialists on the Extension Service staff, who are Edward Uvacek, Dixon Huibbard, Dr. C; M. Patterson and James Murphrey. General Manager James Van Pelt announced. A feature of the business meeting will be an address by] L. C. Young of Graham, Texas, West Texas rancher and civic leader and a popular speaker., "We want to urge all our stockholders to make every effort to attend their meeting," Van Pelt said. "An interesting 1 and entei'taining program has been planned', and we want to observe our 30th anniversary with one of the largest attendances in our histoiy." The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m., followed 'by the luncheon at noon, Van Pelti said. As a speaker, Mr. Young is in wide demand throughout West Texas. He is active in farming and ranching, and is a prominent civic and church leader. Other business meeting activities will include an election of two members of the board of directors and a special report from the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Houston by Assistant Vica President Jack Barton. The bank sei-ves as discount and supervisory agency for all 36 PCA groups in Texas. Nominated for re-election to the 'board of directors for three years terms are J. C. Emmerfc of Wellington ami W. C. Mc- Clend'on of Padtucah. Emmert, currently serving as association president, has been an association stockholder since 1941 and has served five terms as a director. McClendon has served ten years on the board and has been an association member for 24 years. Holdover directors, are Vice President John E. Glover of Ohildress, L. M. Bartlett of Ohildress and W. W. George of Turkey. President Emmert will give a report on directors' activities during 1963 and Manager Van Pelt will give the association's (Continued on bank page) Revival Set by Fundamental Baptist Church The Fundamental Baptist Church will have a revival meeting starting Monday, Mar. 16 through Saturday, Mar. 21. Services will begin each evening at 7:30. The evangelist will be Rev. J. 0. Grooms from Chanute Kansas. The pastor, Rev. Charlie Buford, extends a cordial invitation to all to attend these services. TEMPERATURES High Low Wed. March 4 50 29 Thur. March 5 70 25 FrI. March 6 74 41 Sat. March 7 42 32 Sun. March 8 45 31 Mon. March 9 53 28 Tues. March 10 71 2.3 Wed. March 11 36 Moisture for week—.09 in.

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