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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 1

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Microfilm Service and P.O*Box 8066 Dallas ,Texas ***** Complete Coverage ^ of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson ! 8 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, March 26, 1964 Number 36 Kiwanis Holds Egg Hunt for Kiddies Sunday The Kiwanis Olub. will hold its traditional Easter Egg Hunt for 'tine Wellington children at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29. . The big hunt, in which several hundred children will participate, wiilll be held in Ellison Park, according to Sam Adams, Cantata at First Christian Churches Plan Special Services for Easter who with Jake Leach charge. is in There will be t}hree divisions, for children 1 through 5 years of age, 6 through 8 amd 9 throug J.I. The eggs for the three groups will 'be hidden in different parts of the park. There will be prize eggs, also, with each of these eggs bringing the finder $1. The egg hunt will Ibe carried out along the same plans as in the past, Adams said. Kiwanis members will be present to help with the hunt. Those in charge have asked that parents not bring their children to the park too early, as they wiltt be hiding the eggs umtJil about 2:30. Nearly 3,000 eggs will be hidden, according to B. P. Chance, Kiwanis president. AH children of the Wellington area are invited to partjici- ipate. 15-Year-Term Handed In Murder Case Daniel Rodriguez, charged with murder in the Dec. 20 slaying of Carlos Martinez, was found guilty by a 100th District Court jury Wednesdiay, March 18, and his punishment was set at 15 years in (prison, according to John T. Forbis, district attorney. Formal sentencing of Rodriguez and Erasmo Gonzales, also found guilty of murder, (has been set for -Saturday at 2 p.m. by Judge Lewis Goodrich, who presided at both trials. •Gionzaies wasi tried Monday, March 16, on a charge of murdering his wife, Mary, and' received a 99 year prison sentence. Both men lived in the lafoor barracks at Dodson, as did Martinez. Rodriguez pled not guilty to the murder charge, the district attorney said. A major factor in this trial, as brought out in eye-witness testimony, was that Rodriguez and Martinez had 'been in an argument^ it was stopped, they were separated, and a gun tak- — See back page. Several Wellington churches have announced special services for Easter Sunday, March 29. First Christian The choir of First Christian Church wilt present an Easter cantata Sunday March 29 at 7:30 p.m. En^tled "The Seven Last Words," by Ritter, the cantata is based on the seven' words spoken -by Christ on the cross. Mrs 1 . Hiram Cassel is directing ibhe choir and Mrs. Lyndon Crelia is organist. •Miss Cheryl Wilson will be the soloist, and there will be selections by a quartet, composed on Miss Wilson, .Miss' Nancy Sanford, Min. Hiram Cassel and Paul Gutnrie. Members of the choir are Mrs. Raymond Neeley, Mrs. Jess Wilson, Miss Pa^ Miss Cheryl Wilson, Mrs. J. M. Strong, Mrs. Lydia McPherson, Mrs. Zook Thomas, Miss Nancy Thomas-, Mrs. Jack Sanford, Miss Nancy Sanford, Miss |Beth Smith, Mrs. Ronald Kersten, Miss Rhonda Kersten, Mrs. Otis Brown, Paul Guthrie, Sandy Parsons, Joe 'Baitletto, Min. Cassel and Raymond Neeley. First Methodist A program of Easter music will (be given by the combined choirs of First Methodist Church at the morning service Sunday, March 29. As the introit, the combined choirs will song "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today," while the offertory will toe a trumpet duet, "Holy City," iby James Larson and Miss Carol B^ain. The anthem "King All Glorious," will be sung by the chancel choir. The pastor, the Rev. Davis Edens, will, preach the Easter sermon, . Mrs. Orville Vaughan is directing the combined choirs of approximately 50 voices, while Mrs. Kelly Pigg will be organist. Moseley Heads Cancer Crusade Opening April 1 Billy Moseley 'heads this year's Oollingsworth County Cancer Crusade which officially opens Wednesday, April 1. The drive will .be countywide. Plans have 'been mapped at Quail, they wiM be set up at Wellington in a meeting on Monday night, March 30, and at a later date for Dodson and Samnorwood. "There is no quota for this Cancer Crusade, but we're going aftier the biggest drive Collingsworth county has had yet," Moseley declared. "Anyone wishing tio help in the crusade who has not been contacted already is invited to help, and should contact me," Moseley said. At Quail, the Young iFarm- ers Chapter will hold -the crusade covering most of that part; of the county. They iwilH meet Wednesday, April 1 at 8:30 at the FFA building for the kick-off meeting. They plan to complete the crusade in about 10 days. P. J. New Club Sets Sights on Industry for Area The ColHngsworth Builders Club was organized Monday night, March 23, and set as its primary aim securing in- dusfry for Wellington and Collingsworth county. Henry Sullivan, who served as temporary chairman, was elected permanent chairman and the governing committee of seven includes Jerry Nix, Velman Warrick, Bobo Castleber- ry, Bob Goforth, Billy Hatch, Hurshel Tyler and Jack Aaron. The (Builders Club Is sponsored by the industrial committee of the Collingsworth Chamber of Commerce. The first step came immediately with the appointment of a committee, made up of Floyd Teutsch, Tyler and Alvin Horton to investigate a county resource in which an out-of-town industry has expressed a desire for more information. Membership was thrown opert to include anyone interested in the development of Collrngs- worth county. "There is no requirement except that you have a sincere interest in the improvement of our county," Sullivan emphasized. — See back page Five Leading Speakers Lectureship Opens Mon. at Bowie Street Church Church of the Nazarene The Easter morning services of the Church of the Nazarene will feature special music, and the sermon, "The Christ of the Cross," 'by the pastor, the Rev. L. P. Durham. As a duet, Mrs. Dale Ratliff and Mrs. Joe Hams will sing "In the Garden," and Paul Durham, son of the pastor, will give the solo, "The Cavalry Road." Choir numbers mil be "Ohi-ist Arose," and "Crown Him." Rev. Durham will sing the final number, "The Holy City." WELLINGTON'S GOOD SHEPHERD Artists have many conceptions-of Christ as the Good Shepherd. This is one in stained glass, seen by everyone who has ever attended a service in First Methodist Church in Wellington. It is the only protrayal of Christ in stained glass in a Wellington Church, and because of this, it is pictured here at this Easter Season. Saturday Night 150 Due to Attend Dodson Exes Reunion Nearly 150 former students, teachers and • trustees of the Dodson school, along with their families, will gather for the Friday at Rodeo Ground 5 Schools Take Part in Junior High Track Meet Wellington will be host at a junior high track meet in which boys from five schools will compete Friday, Mardh 27, Coach Harvey Millsap has announced. Preliminaries and some of the finals will !be held at the morning session, which starts at 10 a'.m., and the remainder of the finals will start at 1:30 p.m. The meet will ibe held at tihe old rodeo grounds in >t;he northeast part of the city. Schools participating in this invitation event will ibe Shamrock, OhiJdress, Memphis, Clarendon and Wellington. There will be three divisions, according to grades, seventh, Cubs to See Wildlife Film A wildlife film, "Outlaw of the Cameron," will Ibe shown Cub Scouts and their parents at the Pack meeting Monday, March 30, at 7:30 (p.m. Harry McEwen, Cubmaster, will be in charge. This is the story of a mountain Hon 'hunt filmed in- South Texas, featuring two of the state's leading predator hunters. McEwen secured it from the Texas Park and 'Wildlife department for this showing. All Cubs and their parents are urged to attend. eighth and ninth. Ribbons will go to the four top winners in each event; and recognition will be given the team with the most points. Coach Don Beck will be the director of the track meet, and Melvin Eldridge of Amarillo will be the starter. Field events will ibe the high jump, broad jump, pole vault, discus and shot put. Track events will ibe the 440 — See buck page Quail f Norwood Share Honors 13 from County on 9-B All-District Team Coaches of District 9-B, meeting at Groom Wednesday night, March 18, chose the boys and 1 girls all-district basketball teams, which included 13 players from the Quail 1 and Samnorwood teams. Fii^st, second and honorable mention players were named in both the boys and girls divisions. Designated for the boys first team were Dale Morris of Quail, Alvin Alexander of Heel- ley, Jimmy Martindale of Samnorwood, Jerry Roberts and Dan Craig of Groom. On the boys second team are Robert Russell and Joe Harris of Quail, Wayne Lindley of Samnorwood, Jackie Morrison of Claude and Pat Chesser of Hedley. Honorable mention went? to Jim Hubbard of Claude, Danny Morgan of Hedley, David Kindrick of Samnorwood and Jerry Quirk of Groom. On the girls first team were Mary Finley of Claude, Delores Sanders of Hedley and Karen Bryan of Claude, forwards; anc Joyco Alexander of Samnorwood, Gloria Thompson anc Denese Chamberlin of Claude Second team members were Kay Purkey and Suzy Bentley of Samnorwood, and Evelyn Burgan of Groom, forwards and Lav erne Stiles of Groom Mary Conner of Quail and Judj Martindale of Samnorwood guards. •Girls receiving honoraibli mention were Sue Saunders o: Quail, Katrina Snelson of Hed ley, Namcy Blasingame o Claude, Jo Nell (Breeding o Samnorwood, forwards, and Ju lie Harris of Claude and Helen Wood of Hedley, guards. nnual Alumni reunion and iban- White is president and all members of the chapter are urged ip be present and participate in the drive. "The life-saving theme of the American Cancer Society's 1964 Crusade is 'To Cure More, Give More. Fight Cancer witlh a Oheckup and a Check'," said — See back page Board Re-Elects Entire Norwood School Faculty Members of the •Samnorwood school board, in a recent, regular meeting, re-elected all members of the faculty for the 1964-65 school year. Supt. Orville Cunningham has one year left on his* present contract. Elected were Mi'ss Maudie Coffee, first grade; Mrs. Velma Hiett, second grade; Mrs. Jack Lowry, third grade; Mrs. IB. H. Walker, fourth grade; Mrs 1 . Charley Hill, fifth grade; Mrs. Opal Dwyer, sixth grade; Mrs. Seiba Rainey, commerce in high school; Mrs. Arva Knight;, homemaking; John Dwyer, vocational agriculture; Don Van Pelt, English; Mrs. Mary Morgan, social sciences; Loyd Stephens, math, grade school principal and 1 coach-; and Edward L. Dwyer, high school The Bowie Street Church of Christ has announced a lectureship to be conducted Monday through Friday nights, March 30 to April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The theme for this series will be: "The Church at Work." According to Grandol Forehand, minister of the congregation, the lectures will be of practical nature, with emphasis on the church's role in service, both local and 'World-wide. F.ive outstanding speakers of this area will deliver the messages, a different speaker each night. John W. Gay, former minister of the congregation and now preacher for the Ohil- dress Church of Christ, will speak -Monday evening on "The Church at Work in Preaching." Joe D. Bamett, presently of Levelland and soon to foegin work as minister of the Central Church of Christ in Amarillo, will speak Tuesday evening on "The Church at Work in Teaching." "The -Church at Work in Developing Leadership" will be he subject of E. L. Dennis on Wednesday evening. Dennis is he operator of the A&D Book Store in Amarillo and preacher for the Church of Christ at Quail. Thursday night's lecture on 'The Church at Work in De- 'elioping Christian Attitude and Character," will be delivered >y Jay Channell, minister of the McLean Church of 'Christ. The final message, "The Church at Work in Benevolence" will be presented by Eugene Henderson, minister of the Shamrock Church of Christ and manager of radi'o station KBYP in Shamrock. The ipublic is cordially invited to share these opportunities for learning more of the practical aspects of the ch/urch'g work, minister Forehand said. By Joint Commission St. Joseph's Again Receives Accreditation Sister Mary Adele of St. Joseph's Hospital was notified Thursday, March 19, that the hospital has received accreditation for an additional three- year period—the fourth time it has been given this designa- uet Saturday evening, March 8, continuing a tradition that •as started before World War I. Dennis Holland, president, has nnounced plans for 'the re- nion, which gets under way t 7:30 p.m. in the school gym- asium. There will be time for visit- ng, both before and after the neal is served, Holland said 1 . Some of the ex-students will ome from as far as 600 or 00 miles, combining the reunion with Easter visits home X) their families. Ted Parker is in charge of entertainmen^ and will use se- ected ensembles from tlhe high school and elementary choruses 'or his musical program. The original Pride of Dodson will g if the members are able x> be there. Those planning to attend should send 1 their reservations and money to Jo McKinney lunt, secretary-treasurer of the organization. Bill Lackey will cater the — See back page Quail Exes Hold Reunion Saturday Night The Quali Ex-Students Banquet will be held in the Quail high school gymnasium March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Barbecue will be served with all the trimmings. The program will be presented by Greg Vi- tareire, who is a comedian anc does character impersonations monologues, etc. There will also be singing by the Hoi-ton sisters, Shirley Horton and Mrs George Younger of Canyon. All ex-students, present anc past teachers and board members are invit,ed to come anc bring a guest. The charge wil be $2 per person. principal and science. Caught on the Wing Porridge Pays Brief Visit Around Square "IVs 'been a long time since —minutes after he and W. T. you could catch a partridge on McAdams had caught one. the streets of Wellington," said The chukkar partridge was Samnonyood Superintendent sighted on the south side of Orville Cunningham last week the square, by West Texas ON A BRIEF PLIGHT This handsome Chukkar Partridge paid a short visit to the business section Friday, March 20, before it was caught by Orville Cunningham, shown here, and W. T. McAdams, employee of West Texas Utilities. Cunningham is superintendent of Samnorwood schools. The owner of the bird, located later, is Mrs. W. A. Morrow. Utilities, fTew down the street and the two men cornered it in the alcove at the entrance of the old Texan Theatre. The bird flew up and Ounningham caught it. Inquiry by The Wellington Leader revealed it belongs to Mrs. W. A. Morrow—one of about 60 she raises in a pen. It got out earlier Friday morning and stopped briefly at the Ben Wilhelm home. He penned it but the bird escaped. Mrs. Morrow has had (partridge about 'three years and hatches the eggs under bantam hens. 'That's the only way you can raise them," she said. The birds are fed regular chicken rations. Much larger than a quail, the chukkar partridge is a beautiful grey bird with distinctive markings and a bright orange bill 1 . New England Couple Here Two weeks visit in the Panhandle will end this week for a Royalston, Massachusetts couple, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Chase, who have been visiting their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan and Phyllis Ann. She visited here eight years ago. It is Mr. Chase's first trip to Texas. One trip 'took them to Borger and Phillips to see a type of industry completely different to that in their New England. They went on to visit Sanforcl- Fritch dam on the Canadian River, where construction is well under way. Mr. Chase spoke of the lengtjh of the dam and the depth the water will be—180 feet. He spoke briefly of the dams he is familiar with those for flood control, a type coming more tion. Accreditation is given by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. A survey of the hospital was made by a representative of the commission on Feb. 8. The hospital was surveyed last year and re-accredited for a one-year period. Accreditation is voluntary, not compulsory, Sister Adele pointed out. "An accredited hospital must conform to Commission standards in every area in which it functions. In other words, everything the hospital does, it must do well," she staid St. Joseph's Hospital is the only one 'between Amarillo and Wichita Falls that is accredited by the joint commission. Sister Adele explained that accreditation assures the community and tihe patient of a number of things: 1. There is a safe physical plant, with maximum precau- — See back paga Mrs. Stafford, Area Resident 70 Years, Dies Mrs. Frank Stafford of Dozier, a resident of Collingsworth, County more than 70 years, died at her home at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, March 22. She was in failing health for about a year. The former Desmond Jackson, daughter of John C. and Sue -Mohon Jackson, she came here with her family in 1892. Funeral services were conducted' at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ in Shamrock. Officiating was Min. Joe Crawford of Lawton, Okflla., a former minister, and Min. Eugene Henderson of the Shamrock church. Burial was in the Shamrock Cemetery under the direction 1 of Clay Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Ed Schaffner, Cortez Barnett, Euel Darrow, B. A. Purkey, N. L. Sechrist and Delmer Catesi. Mrs. Stafford was born Jan. 27, 1881 in Hartsville, Tenn. — See back page into use here. — See back page Temperatures High Low Wed. March 18 58 42 Thur. March 19 6-t 43 Fri. March 20 43 29 Sat. March 21 54 15 Sun. March 22 70 35 Mon. March 23 77 40 Tues. March 24 64 44 Wed. March 25 27 Moisture for week—.59 in«

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