The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on March 19, 1964 · Page 10
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 10

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, March 19, 1964
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DIDACTICS —By Deskins Wells 'I love the small' town® of Texas. Otherwise I would not have spent my entire life in oife of them. The middle sized cities such as Austin, Wichita Falls, Amarillo, Luibbock, El Paso, Texarkana, Beaumont and Corpus Christi fill me with warm apiprecJation and fond memories. But 1 also have a great; affection for and devotion s to our largest cities such as Fort Worths San 1 Antonio, Dallas and Houston. For those great cities I have a fellow- feeling of goodwill and respect just as I have for my neighbors such as Memphis, Clarendon, Shamrock, Mangum, Hoi- Ms, Quanah and Childress. The above is. a iprelude to an expression of my unspeakable anger over the calumny that is being heaped on my ibelwed Dallas by some TV commentators and some sections of the Eastern press, not to mention the far West as they continue their falsification of the truth through and after the conviction of Jack Ruby in a Dallas court where he was assessed the death penalty for the murder of Lee Oswald. - ; This publicity as well as the frantic ravings of Attorney Belli is an unjust reflection on every town and city dn Texas as well as Dallas. Oh well, Dallas has gone through many trials of stress and storm including the Ku Klux Klan so we are confident this great metropolis will survive. Here in Wellington we take our TV for granted because of the Vumore cable service, but • you might be interested to know that there is quite a controversy going on over the community antenna systems* Some of the smaller stations want Federal regulation of the cable system and the United Artists contend it is illegal for the cable group to use its films without (permission and the payment of royalties. Naturally the 'CATV people want as little Federal regulation forced on them as possible. Today the cable systems over the nation have increased unti" there are 3,'5QO,000 viewers who get their television programs by this method Here is an item which die not receive much publicity, but which should be of .great interest to all public officials as well as attorneys. The Supreme Court held recently that a ipulb- lic official cannot recover libel diamage unless he proves .the statement was made witih deliberate malice. What is new about this is that even false statements' about public officials are given protection by the decision. The Justices were unanimous in .reversing the libel award against the New York Times. The court's oipin- ion by Justice William J. Brennan was joined (by Justices Warren, Clark, Harlan, Steward and White. Justices' Hugo L. Black and Arthur J. Goldberg in a 'separate opinion joined by Justice Douglas said the court should have gone further and established an absolute privilege for criticism of officials even for malicious statements. This latter opinion is not the court's opinion, but it does show some of the thinking that is going on in tjhe court today. Here is a 1 clipping from Allison Sanders' column in The Houston Chronicle: Recently Marshall F. Wells of 3033 Wroxton visited his home town of Wellington, a Panhandle metropolis some 500 miles from here, and there he ran into a cousin, Henry Sullivan. "What is an old country boy like you doing being president <of the Houston Grand Opera Association," Sullivan joshed him. "Oh, the people in Houston recognize talent when they see it," Wells grinned. "And as for what I'm doing—right now I'm trying to raise money for the opera maintenance fund. Why don't you fellows iip here help us out?" That was all. Or so Wells thought, until a large envelope arrived last week from Wellington. Inside it -was a handsome scroll reading: "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, are greatly honored to support the maintenance fund of said organization." .Underneath were the signature* of 31 Wellingtonians, Harold Watkins, Calvin Hurst and Jack Sanford Partnership Named Wells & Wells States Policy of Service The future (policy of Wells and Wells was announced this week, a policy of continuing service to the peoiple of the Wellington area. The firm was founded forty years ago .by the late Morris Wells. "The name of the firm will continue to (be Wells & Wells>, Abstracts and Insurance, and will be a 1 partnership between Calvin Hurst, Harold Watkins and Jack Sanford, with the other experienced employees, Dora E. Smith and ILarlu Hays still here ready and eager to serve you,' said. the announcement including those of the mayor, the fire chief, bankers, merchants and the local news- per editor. And clipped to it was a cashiers' check for $136! If Houstoniaiis would do as well, in proportion, the opera's troubles would be over. Easter comes about as early this year a® it possibly can. The first full moon after the vernal equinox will be March 27 and thus Easter Sunday is March 29. There is something albout March 27 that I had better be remembering for it is more im- .portant than stepping outside to look at the full moon. It is my oldest granddaughter's birthday. Once upon a time I was fairly good at remembering birthdays and anniversaries, <but having forgotten my wedding anniversary for the past, two years in a 1 row I am not so confident any more. Last fall I was sitting at the breakfast taJble . and 1 suddenly remarked "You know what I forgot." And .my wife said: "You mean W3 both did; I didn't remember it until yesterday and was going to say nothing about it,." That conversation was -two days late and mad'o me feel some better but not much. This year I have the date marked on the calendar and will (probably forget it again if as many things come up as did at that time laslj fall. The other day Loren Thompson, Jim Wood and I were in the B&B newsstand. Bemice Welch looked all three of us over rather critically and then chortled: "Four grown men and not a tooth in the joint.' Incidentally Bernice sold 336 copies of the paper last week. His usual speed is albout 330 This reminds me of something. Will you mail subscribers please notify us promptly when you change your address^ The post office charges usi 1 a copy for each ipaper that is returned because of an incor rect address and in many cases we have to pay out 20# (before we can get the paper off the list and await tihe bawling ou we know we will receive because somebody did not ge their paper. Please let us kno\v in advance if you move. The postal people are diligent in notifying us of the change i: they know it, but in many cas es they are not informed elth er. Our Aunt Jean has the habi of sending some highly inter eating newspaper clippings a long with her letters—a prac tice I find delightful; but our son has dubbed her a clipto maniac. It was pointed out that several years prior to his passdng, tfr. Weils spent considerable ,ime training each employee and partner in tihe functions of ihe business. Those qualities of service to ;he customer on which the reputation of the firm is built will )e the same that they have been through the years, it was emphasized. Of the three partners, Hurst las been with the firm longest, joining it as an employee n February 1946. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hurst, he is a native of Wellington and a graduate of Wellington high school in 1940. He attended Draughon's Business College in Wichita Falls. Active in civic work, Hurst has been treasurer of the chamber of commerce and the Kiwanis Club, and active in Little League, the VFW and the American Legion. He is superintendent of the Sunday school of the Methodist Church, a past master of the Wellington Masonic Lodge, and a former high priest of the Council and officer of the Chapter. Hurst is a veteran of World War II, serving in the infantry 30 months. He is married to the former Lyna Lowry and they have three sons, Ronnie, 17; Tony, 13, and 'Lynn, 3. Watkins also is a native of Wellington, tihe son of Mrs. Fred Watkins and the late Mr. Watkins. He joined Wells & Welfe in March 1957 after being associ- with the Collinigsworth Motor Company for a number of years and looking after farming interests. A graduate of Wellington high school in 1930, ihe also attended Texas Tech. He is a member of the Methodist Church. Watkins also is a veteran oJ World War II, having servec in the Army. His wife is the former Patti Lee Lewis, and tihey 'have four children, Mrs. Ed Hill of Am- ariUlo; Freddy in North Texas State University; Lewis, 14 and EdS, 8. As an insurance adjuster Sanford was well known to the firm and to Wellington before he joined Wells & Wells in June 1958. At that time he lived in Victoria. He had entered the insurance business in 1947. A native of Childress, he was reared at Wichita Falls and is the son of Mr. and! Mrs. E. A Sanford. After graduating from Wichita Falls high school in 1939 and Hardin Junior College in 1941, he attended the University of Texas. Sanford served In the Air Force in the Pacific Theatre during. World War II as a fighter pilot and received the Air Medal with three clusters and four 'battle stars. He is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He began flying before th war, however, and still holds his commercial license, He is active in First* Chris tian Church. A civic leader, Sanford has been president of the chamber of commerce and the Rotary Club and is a member of tb Masonic Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and' the Ameri can Legion, of which he is vice commander. His wife i» the former Miary tBurnside and they have two children, Bob, a student in Tex as Tech, and Nancy, 15. Mrs. Smith was a junior in high school when she began working for Wells & Wells ii 1936. In addition to her work witl Wells & Wells, she also ha been active in the community (having helped to organize the Ex-Students Association and was its first secretary. She has been (president of the Business and Professional Womens Club and the VFW Auxiliary. In the Baptist Church, of ivhich she is a member, she iclps with the junior choir. She is married, to Keith mith and their family includes Mrs. Terry Adams, Mrs. Bill lall and Ann, 9. After a career in religious svork, Miss Hays returned here o join Wells & Wells in 1959. She was reared in Wellington, rowever, and is the daughter of tfrs. J. L. Hays and' the late Mr. Hays. She is a graduate of Well- .ngton high school and attended Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she received a diploma in religious education. Before returning here, she did religious work 11 years at First Baptist 'Churches in Borger, :Lamesa and Plainview. She is active in the church here amd a member of the choir. Speech Class — from page one The contest play, "Now That April's Here," is by the first year class, and is described! as a blythe, happy comedy capturing the charm of youtjh, Raymond Horton plays the part of Dr. Harris and Anna Kaye Kelso of his wife. The daughters are Beverly Singley, and Aleta Owens, while Jan Glenn portrays the maid, Florence. Gary White has the part of Craig Porter, a boy friend of Beverly. In the stage crew are Bill Spillman, Mike Hughs and Mary Martin. Other memfbers of the speech classes are selling tickets anc helping in other ways. Absentee Voting Starts in City Council Election Absentee voting in the Wellington city election opened 1 on Wednesday, March 18, and will continue until Friday, April 3, four days before 'tjhe election. The election date is Tuesday, April 7. The seven candidates for the ;hree alderman's posts met on Thursday, March 12 to draw Tor places on the ballot, and this is the order in which tfliey placed, according to Russell Yates, city secretary. B. F. Chance Jr. Henry Sullivan Hurshel Tyler Bobo Castleberry Byron Duncan Mrs. John Ooleman Leon Hartman Mrs. Coleman and Sullivan are asking re-election. H. L. Duncan Jr., present member of the city council, is not a candidate for re-election. Absentee voting is ai the city hall, and effective this year, there are only two ways an absentee vote can be cast, by mail and in person at the polling iplace, Yates pointed out. Mrs. Jameson Breaks Hip Mrs*. Mattie Jameson, 86-year old Dodson woman, received a broken right ftiip in a fall at her home Monday morning, March 9. On the day before, she participated in the dedication ceremony at the new Dodson Church of Christ building, at which tier son-in-law, Van Bonneau, preached. She is receiving treatment in St. Joseph's Hospital, where she is doing as well as pos- sdlble, Min. Bonneau said. Her four children live in the Dodson area, Gilbert Hunt, Mrs. P. W. O'Brien, Mrs. Van Bonneau and R. T. Jameson. P. E. Lowrie — from, page one graveside rites. Kelso Funeral Home was in charge. Pallbearers were Floyd Teutsch, Jack Davis, Silas Crawford, Dick Sweat, R. T. Savage, and John Holton. Honorary pallbearers were John Forbis, Z. O. McKinney, Vote Opens in School Elections Absentee voting in the school elections opened Monday, Mar. 16 and will continue until Tuesday, March 31. Patrons of the Wellington school district wishing to vote absentee may go to the school 'business office in the higfh school 'building. Quail. patrons should contact Supt. Herman Moseley and those at Samnorwood may vote Benjamin Franklin defined man as "a tool-making animal." Paul Bell, Paul Starr, W. E. Brewster, Joe Terry, Edd Lockhart, J. M. Strong, Oran Starkey, Matt Johnson, Ben Hurst, Calvin Hurst, 0. M. Gunstream, Tom Wilkdns, and members of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving Mr. Lowrie are his wife, of the home; three sons and two daughters: A. V. Lowrie of Dodson; John Lowrie of Weatherford, Okla.; Joe Lowrie of Crosbyton; Mrs. Leslie Teter of Longmont, 'Colo.; and Mm T. B. Wilkins Jr. of Amarillo. There are 18 gi^and- children and 18 great grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers also survive: Mrs. Pearl Boaerman of Wheeler; Mrs. Raine Karnes of Brighton, Colo.; Mrs. Carrie Courtney of Denver, Colo.; J. H. Lowrie and E. W. iLowrie of Wheeler. Preceding him in death were a son and three daughters: H. B. Lowrie, Mrs. A. A. Brazil, Edna Mae Lowrie, and Bessie Wilma Lowrie. with Ed Dwyer, high school principal. Benefit Game for Little League Set One sport comes to the aid of another in Wellington Thursday, March 26. A basketball game for the benefit of Little League baseball will be played in the Hugh school gym at 7:30 p.m. according to Bob Crawford, president of the youth (baseball organization. Tickets will be said by €ub Scoiuts and Boy Scouts, who will receive a portioni of the sales. No players have identifiec themselves with the teams', bu' an indication of the age brack et comes witih the announce meat that Pot Belly University of Quail will meet Bay Win dow Tech of Wellington. This will be a double header Raymond Horton, >Dick Pen dleton and John Coffee are shaping up plans, which wil (be announced in their fina stage next week. Mrs. Richardson atMPCAOffice Mr®. James Richardlson be gan work Monday, March 16 as clerk in the Memphis Production Credit Association office, Herbert iBearden, field manager, announced. She succeeds Mrs. JohnRain- ey, who resigned to devote full time to her home. Mrsi. Richardson has worked with her husband, who is 100th district court reporter. She also has been employed 'by Howard Riggs, accountant, and before moving to Wellington, she worked in the office of the Soil Conservation -Service in Plainview 7 years. THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER , Thursday. March 19. 1964 Youth Wins Music Awards Sidney Dall Duncan of Well- ngton was given a Superior Sating Certificate at the Junor -Music Festival siponsored by the Texas Federation of Music Clubs at Borger on March 14. This rating was awarded to Sidney for his original composition, "Hobby Horse Hop", an accordion solo, composed and iranscrilbed this year. This composition will be sent to, the National Federation of Music u'bs and was played by him at the festival. In the second division for Elementary Accordion perform: ance he played "Cielito ILdndo" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul." A certificate of Superior performance was also awarded him. Lunchroom Menu Mrs. Herbert Duncan, his mother, and Mrs. Lowell Wells, his teacher, went to the festival with Sidney. Leader Honored — from page one • lected to be the only representative of First District on the junior day concert. Carol planned to play a cornet solo but at the last moment was unaible to attend. Mrs. Mack Bush is counselor of The Vibratos. Also listed on the junior day concert agenda 1 was Janie Cummings of Austin, daughter of the Logan 'Oummings', former Wellington residents. Janie, representing Ninth District, is acclaimed for her unusual technique as a pianiist. This 15- year-old was 1 second last spring in the Stillman-Kelley auditions in Dallas, a very keen competition for NFMC members who excell in their respective instruments. The boy who won was more than two years older than Janie. Installed as First District President was Mrs. Dan W. Spencer of Dalhart;. Mis. Earl Snowden of Arlington is the new TFMC President. Monday, March 23: Ground beef patty on a ban, buttered June peas, potato chips, mustard, onion', pickles, lettuce and tomatoes, peach half, peanut butter cookies, half pint milk or chocolate milk. Tuesday, March 24: Pinto beans with ham, green oniore and bell pepper rings, boiled" cabbage, (pan. fried 'liver, buttered combread, cherry cranberry cobbler, half pint milk or chocolate milk. Wednesday, March 25: Pickled Easter eggs, cheese <past, green pea salad, oven fried potatoes with catsup, beatnik cake, ice cream, half pint milk or chocolate milk. Thursday, March 26: Easter menu: fried chicken with cream gravy, Easter lily potatoes, bunny rabbit salad, hot crosw buns, Easter egg cake, half pint milk or chocolate milk. Mrs. Harrison — from page one 50 years, and she was active in its work, as well as its women's activities. Surviving are five nieces and! four ndphews: Mrs. Robert Breedlove of Memphis; Mrs. Leo Smith of New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Ralph McKenzie of Westmont, 111.; Mra Prentice? Williams of Paris, Tenn.; Mrs. Bud 'Decker and Eugene Dunn of Louisville, Ky.; Kenneth Gray of Southgate, Calif.; Tom Gray of Shelton, Wash.; and Nelson Gray, of Lewiston, Idaho. Some primitive tribes of Malaya still dwell in tree houses. COURTS SPEAK ON PIPELINE TAX Texas State Supreme Court has agreed with lower courts that a state tax on gas (pipelines is unconstitutional. Decision upheld earlier opinions that the dedication reserve tax cannot be applied to (pipelines holding long-term contracts to take Texas .gas to out-of-state consumers. About $9,000,000 has been paid to the treasurer under the levy, $8,500,000 of it under protest. Builders Club — from page one "There will toe no coercion used to solicit membership, but if you are truly interested in the future of our town and county and are willing to work toward! that goal, you are invited to be a member," Sullivan declared. Plans for this organization have been thought out and worked uip over a period of months, and the group spearheading the Builders Club is. ready to ibegin work immediately. Eros is the God of Love. Mrs. Louise Kendrick and Mickye Ann visdted in Borger during the week end with her .parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Stewart. We Have Moved To our new home at the corner of 10th and West Avenue. Come to see us. $10.00 Permanents - $750 $12.50 Permanents - $1000 Phone 447-2459 PAULINE'S BEAUTY SHOP 919 West Avenue Avoid the Last Minute Rush Gef Your 1964 License Plates NOW! You Con Put The New 1964 Togs On NOW! Car Registration Deadline Is April 1st Render Your Taxes and Claim Your HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION for Tax Purposes. In order to receive this exemption you must sign for it each year. Hubert Mauldin Tax Assessor-Collector, Collingsworth County Published and paid for by Hubert Mauldin as a public service

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