The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on March 19, 1964 · Page 6
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March 19, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 6

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llington Leader ' l ;;I Established ma , , . Every Thursday V'\ - ,*t, 913 -We* ^Avenue,' WeHington, Texas , j .~ ; "PES&1N3 WELLS, Editor ahd Publisher Entered M second class mail Aug. 25, 1909 at the post l "-\ ; alt Wellington, Texas, under Act of March 3, 1879 NATIONAL EDITORIAL ,' Sustaining Member National Editorial Association * Member Texaa Press Association Member Panhandle Press Association V < *«~^__-«._—__-____—-«- —— _—«————————————.——— — —————— , NOTICE; Any erroneous reflection upon the character, stand- Ing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear Inlthe columns of THE WELLINGTON LEADER will be i o corrected gladly upon its being brought to the attention of ' the 'publisher. ' • • $3.00 a year inside of trade territory $4.00 a year outside of trade territory Reading Notices lOd per line . , ; Thursday, March 19, 1964 Sfock Men, Business Men All Concerned in Meeting v t A short course concerning livestock, a vital part of 'this county's economy, will be held next Wednesday, "starting at 10 a. m. I This as one of down-to-earth, practical educational ^meetings ,the Extension Service is sponsoring for county farmers and livestock men, but which are also so worthwhile for the business men too. The cattle business is constantly changing, and ieven the most experienced ranchers continually find something new .that has to be learned. Livestock raising has never been like it is today—chances are that five years from now it will be much different than in 1964. Specialists with the Extension Service will be the speakers here Wednesday, and they will touch on such things as feeding cattle as part of a small-farm operation; expected market trends; livestock vs. other types of farm operation; and animal health. We are stressing, and rightly so, the need for large- scale feed lots here, something that could be a major factor in our economy. But there now is, and always will be, a place for the small feed lot—the one-man operation tailored to his own capacity and need. Several of this type are already in operation in Collingsworth county, and at least one of the upcoming talks will deal with this kind of operation. It's going to be a meeting of cow-talk, but certainly the business men of the county will be welcome and it is an opportunity for them to know what is going on in the field where a good many of their customers make their living. The Extension Service is to be commended, too, in the fine educational work it is doing in Collingsworth county. -I--. Dr. Chester L. Harrison Optometrist CONTACT LENSES 813 West Avenue On West Side of Square I will be at my office each Tuesday and Friday Phone 447-5830 Wellington WOW.' What Bargains In Leader Want Ads If you actually jump for joy over a bargain you found through the Want Ads, you won't be the first! That impossibly-low price you were hoping to find is most often found only through Want Ads. Check them now! To Place Ads, Call 447-2414 Wellington Leader An Easter Egg for Everyone CROSSROADS REPORT various countries, and says things probably woul'd Tie real bad if the foreignary folks didn't ilove us so much. Dear Editor: It makes a mere citizen feel real cared-for to road all about how the bureaucrateers are laboring to overcome our natural stupidity at the market place. But my master sucker neighbor says he notes some government purchasing agents have made about as many (poor buys as he ever did. Like the $100,000,000,000 they have spent to buy world friends which came without any guarantee, and were full of bugs and muchly over-priced, had a short service life and high upkeep cost, and no t^-ade-in value at all. Word from a usually reliable source in Washington is that us Americans are a much beloved people throughout the world. My worrying neighbor says it's mighty comforting to know this, as he can now see that when the Greeks were burning our President in effigy, they were really just kidding. He has been reading aiboul; Americans getting sihot, and shot at, and being run out of News is that the birth rate in the United States is down more than 12 per cent. Which may be due to prospective parents' noting that 'because the $(500 iv year .government subsidy on children hasn't inflated to keep uip with prices, raising kids is now a losing proposition. Or it could be that word about our financial condition has got around in Heaven, where our babies are reported to come from, so it is now harder to talk them (into coming down here and assuming our debts. I see where another Survey shows that grade school kids in the U.S. are smoking more. This is probably due to automation, in the form of cigarette machines, which early- day 10-year-olds didn't have access to. It's a shame, too, because modern filter cigarettes naturally don't lOO-proof the youthful body juices against life's rigors near as effectively as buggy whip segments, or dry caibbage leaves rolled up in school tablet paper. OIL AND GAS NEWS Assignment of lease: 0. H. Hammer to J. D. Akin—E/2 of SW/4 and SW/4 of SW/4 of section 54, block 12. Conveyance: Swan Oil Co. to Livingston Oil Co.—SE/4, section 15, block 17, mineral interest and 1/8 mineral interest in W/2 section 54, block 1C. Assignment of lease: 0. H. Hammer to Theron Olson— NW/4 section 50, block 12. Lease: T. D. Whitson and wife to Gulf Oil Corp.—NW/4 section 29, block 12, and the NW/4 except 20 acres out of the SW/4 section 22, Mock 16. Lease: Geraldyne Eslinger and husband to Gulf Oil Corp. —N/2 of SW/4 section 39, block 16. Lease E. S. Hale Jr. and wife to Gulf Oil Coup.—NW/4 section 13, block 12. Lease: A. D. Boyd and others to Gulf Oil Corp.—'Sections 15, 26, 35, the S/2 of section 36, and NW/4 section 25, all in block 12. Lease: Eva Maude Glenn and others to 0. P. Russell—S/2 section 87, block 10. (Lease: Eva Maude Gfenn and others to 0. P. Russell—W/2 section 89, 'block 10. LOOKING AHEAD by Dr. George S. Benson OUB POLITICAL ECONOMY President Johnson's messages to the nation and most of his proposals have reflected good intents and purposes. The apparent blamelessness of his proposals is of course not unrelated t,o the realities in> the game of politics. For example, the rug is seemingly jerked from under his opposition by all those headlines on the new wave of federal thrift. Particularly, this new economy-mindedness of the administration reaches toward popular feeling. Who can be against saving the money of the taxpayers? And, simultaneously, who can be against spending it to eliminate poverty? Well, that is the way it looks. The headlines are captured. Estimates of expenditures (not actual spending) have received 1 a terrible slashing, which is still a far different matter from balancing the budget. The cuts that so easily make good impressions are really only paper projections that may never become realities. These are promises; we await with more interest the performance. Reduction of real expenses is worthy of the widest public support., and we find it hard to reject even the promise of economy. We only remember that promises like this have been many, but performances have been rare. There is plenty of room for question, . however. whether these promises ever can come to fruition under the present policies. After all, tjie $97.9 billion budget estimate (final figures won't 'be available until after the election) is still some $16 billion more than was spent five years ago. One wonders, if it is really a program of frugality. If the federal government must continue to be all things to all men, the outflow of resources will be continuous. We would like to see promises, not of Utopia or even of DEFICIT cuts, but no deficits at all and balanced budgets. This is essential to the long range welfare of the nation. The federal government has become the very symbol of big spending. This image needs to be recast ibefore frugality and economy can truly become either the administration's boast or its accomplishment. We have mentioned the President's "war on poverty." These pronouncements are enough to cause any emotional but uninformed humanitarian to climb aboard. But the reality ahead will be billions in spending, unbalanced budgets, and soaring national debt. The poverty elimination programs of Mr. Johnson once again, as in the 1930s, seek to impress the public with the all- powerful, curative and remedial virtues of the strong central government. It is as if nothing had ever been accomplished in this area 1 except by the alphabet agencies of Washington. The assumption'is'that only tho billions of a .borrowing government can bring housing, jobs, health, education — and eliminate poverty. These political-do-all ideas work no better in the U.S. than socialist planning in any other countries. Once it was "one-third of the nation is ill-clothed, ill-housed and ill-fed." Now it is "war on poverty." If Congress can bo persuaded to appropriate the money (borrowed from future generations), everyone can join the battle. But from now until next November, the "poor" public, which may have 20 to 30 million votes in it depend- 1 ing on how you measure the poor voter, will • be the subject of'' discussion and debate. We just Hope he (the voter) comes out of it all as well off as he is now; • Without doubt, the poor are with us. The unfortunate and needy must be helped, a thing most Americans want to do gladly. But the record of past federal efforts along this line, in depression days or even more recently in Appalachia, raises doubts whether the government can win such a war. The British went all-out to build the welfare state in the post-war years, but they nearly wrecked their economy without achieving the Utopia they sought, even with the aid of almost unbelievable .billions in handouts from the American taxpayer. A dramatic fact—not ibeing shouted in Washington lately— Is that t;he (percentage of our family incomes below $3,000 has dwindled steadily, from about 35% in. 1951 to 20% today. Families with incomes of $10,000 and above have risen steadily, too. We must not forget that this nation of people, under a Constitution that provides the necessary freedoms and encourages the enterpriser to dream and dare, has already come closer to conquering poverty than any people in the history of the world has ever done. We do not need <t,o fall back on paternalistic, socialistic, or communistic "solutions" that eliminate the freedoms that have brought us 'this far, and replace them with promises of food, clothing and housing that never come. CARE For Those You Love Thomas Nursing Home 1200 Fifteenth St. Wellington, Texas •64 Jet-smooth Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe (119-in. wheelbase) New Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe (115-in. wheelbase) '64 Chevy n Nova Sport Coupe (110-in. wheelbase) as* WTL; * proud to be A pan of your community •64 Corvair Monza Club Coupe (108-in. wheelbase) . . . basic factor in economic development Many industries are established close to natural resources. One is pictured above — the Bestwall Gypsum Company near Quanah, where gypsum wall board and allied products are made. It is near Quanah because of large gypsum deposits there, and is a perfect illustration of the economic value of a natural resource to a community. Employing 200 people, it adds payrolls, increases consum* er sales, builds deposits in banks such as the one pictured left, and is a major factor in the Quanah economy. This is a PATTERN FOR PROGRESS. It is because here is a manufacturer using a natural resource. National studies show that each 100 new factory workers in a community increase local personal income by $660,000, bank deposits by $229,000, and create 65 new nonmanufacturing jobs, besides increasing all types of consumer sales. The manufacture of natural resources pays big profits to a community, and almost every community has natural resources subject to development. WTU urges every community to assess and evaluate its own natural resources as a basic step in economic development, '64 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe (98-in. wheelbase) Chevrolet will go to any length to make you happy West lexas Utilities Company an Investor owned company Things have changed-a lot since a Chevy was only a Chevy. Especially your ideas of what you want a Chevy to be. So now you have the Jet-smooth Chevrolet—I?^ feet of pure luxury, bumper to bumper. The size makes it a luxury car. But not the price. Or you can choose the thrifty Chevy II, a 15^-foot family car with all kinds of passenger and luggage space. This year, your choice might be the new Iwoot-plus Chevelle, sized to fit nicely between Chev- rolet and Chevy II (and between parking meters, with five whole feet left over). Then, too, there's the sporty 15-foot Corvair, so right for so many people (you girls, in particular) that we've never touched an inch of 'it. And finally, Corvette—still 14 H feet and still too much for any true sports-car lover to say no to. The long and short of it is, you don't have to go to any length to find exactly the kind of car you want. Just see the five different lines of cars at your Chevrolet dealer's. THE GREAT HIGHWAY PERFORMERS Chevrolet • Chevelle • Chevy n • Corvair • Corvette See them at your Chevrolet Showroom CLARK CHEVROLET CO. 1009 Ninth St. Wellington, Texas Phone 447-5422

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