The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 2, 1964 · Page 1
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•Microfilm Service and Seles P.O.Bo* 8066 Dallas,Texas 10 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Complete Coverage 1 of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson i Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, April 2, 1964 Number 37 County Spellers Compete in Bee Thurs. Morning The best spellers in Collingsworth county will put their skill on the line Thursday, April 2. in the annual Spelling Bee, B. W. Beaird, director, reminded this week. It will be held in the county courtroom beginning at 10 a.m. Although the school winners have not ibeen announced 1 , it is believed that all four .schools will participate in ithe county Bee. There will 'be two divisions, according to Mrs. Baroild Scott, deputy superintendent. The senior event is for children 14 years' of age and over, and the winner will participate in the District Slpelling |Bee in Amarillo Saturday, May 2. It is the champion of this event who will receive a trip to the National Spelling Bee in the nation's capitol. The winner of the junior event will receive a trip to Amarillo, but does not compete there. Miss Hattie D. Wells, former English teacher in Wellington high school, will pronounce the words. The judges will be Mrs. L. E. Ward, John Colemam and John Forbds. The Spelling Bee is open to the puWic and all those interested are urged to attend. Demo Women Hear District Committeewoman Miss Claudia Brummett, committeewoman from the 31st Senatorial District, League of Democratic Women, was speaker at a meeting of the Collingsworth county league Saturday, March ,28. ' She described her recent official visit to Washington as a guest of Congressman Waditer Rogers for iihe recen* $100-a- plate dinner given by the Democratic Party, and at which President Johnson was the speaker. The intense security measures now Ibeing taken to .guard the President were described by •Miss Brummett, as was her visit to the White House. Mrs. John Coleman presided at the Saturday meeting and Mrs. Edd Henard introduced the speaker. DODSON ALUMNI OFFICERS Dodson ex-students named new officers during the short business session of the annual reunion Saturday night, March 28. Lonnie Roberson, left, was elevated from vice president to president, while Dennis Holland, second from left, is the outgo- ing president. Mrs. Howard Hunt was re-elected secretary-treasurer, and Olan Farris, right is the new vice president. One hundred and forty-seven former students coming from as far as California, and their guests attended. Declare Champions April 12 Golfers Open Spring Tourney on April 4 Wellington's first spring partnership golf tournament will get under way Saturday, April 4 and the champions will be declared a week and a day later, Sunday, April 12, 'after 32 of the county's top players have tested their skill. Henry Sullivan ds in charge of arrangements and the tournament will be played at Marian Airpark Course. Matched play starts at 1 ip.m. Saturday, April 4, and there will be sessions Sunday morning and afternoon, April 5. The finals will be played the week end of April 11 and 12, weather permitting, There will be 'two flights. Handsome trophies will go to the winner, runner-up and consolation .player in each flight, and there will be a medalist trophy for the lowest round. Partners were selected on the basis of scores. Calvin Hurst and H. L. Duncan are (tournament officials. Playing in the first flight will be William Barjenbruch and James Stavenhagen vs. C. T. Huibbard and Calvin Hurst. Matt Johnson and Mack >Sai- Why Teenagers? Dodson HS Slates Comedy for April 10 Dodson high school will present a three-act comedy, "Just Ducky," Friday, April 10 in the school auditorium. Curtain time is 7:45 p.m. The fast-moving, laiugh- packed (play poses the question: What makes teen-age girls do the things they do? and the problem, "What should be done about them?" Betty Lou Maxwell, played by Shirley Motsenbocker, and Bernadine Smith, by Linda Ford, are a couple of questions and problems rolled into two—especially when Papa Maxwell (Larry Ellis) has ibeen chosen new head of the citizen's committee because he is one of the finest and most upstanding men of the community. But that is the day the .girls write a letter to the local lover •lorn column — and it was a sender! It brought a 1 reporter, played by Mike Gulley, and the chairman of of the citizens committee (Dale Derrick) to call on Betty's father. The girls, believing one is a marshal — they are not sure what kind — fake insanity, little brother Wilbur ('Cody Crosnoe) helps the plot along, and from then on the |play is a complete free-for-all, with the trimmings added. "It's a farce^comedy that is all new—all different, and all characters have many, many funny situations" the sponsors say. In addition to the roles above the cast includes Mrs. Maxwell (also head of the house), played by Linda Watson; Hercu- lese, Wilbur's bosom friend, Bobby Tabor; Connie Maxwell, another daughter, Mary Buch- anan; Craig Moore, Connie's boy friend, John Hightower; Aunt Mary, iLinda Sexton; and Miss Blayne, editor of the lovelorn column, Edith Lemons. The public is invited to attend the play. A small admission will be charged. ed Jr. vs Henry Sullivan and Dee Burba. Bill Long and Jack Sanford vs. Jones Singley and Lewis Morris. Jim Cochran and R. L. Templeton vs. J. B. Oney and L. B. Bratten. . ... Playing in the -'Second "flight are: (Babo Castleberry and Elvis Crawley vs. Cliff Campbell and Badge Duncan. Norwood Jrs. to Give Play Samnorwood 1 juniors have completed plans for the presentation of "The Real McCoy," Friday evening, April 3 at 7:30 in the school gymnasium. The pulblic is invited. Ice cream and cake will be sold durinig the final intermission. Band Boosters Meet April 6 The Band Booster Club will have a special meeting Monday April 6 at 7:30 lp.m. in the band house. All band parents are urged to attend as several future band trips will be planned and discussed at tihis meeting. Wellington FHA Plans Bake Sale The Wellington Future Homemakers chapter wall hold a Bake Sale Saturday morning, April 11 from 9 to 12 in front of C&H Pharmacy, on the north side of the square. Fred Saied and Ham Holton vs. Harold Watkins and John Brown. Paul Guthrie and Velman Warrick vs. Denver Powell and James Richardson. H. iL. Duncan and Howard Holton vs. Robert Lewis and R. L. Mabery. The ipublic is invited' to come out any time during 'the tournament and watch the games as they progress. Dodson Voters to Name Mayor, SCouncilmen Dodson voters will elect a mayor and three members of the city council in the municipal election Tuesday, Aipril 7. One council post became vacant with the death of Marvin Wynn last year. Two men are running for the office of mayor, R. T. Jameson is seeking re-election', and he is opposed 'by Fred Powers. Junior Owens and Herschel Tabor are seeking re-election to the city council and the other three candidates are Weldon Sexton, W. R. Slagle and Ronny Ford. The election will be held in the baik of the First State Bank-between the hours of 8 a.m and 7 p.m., according to Dodscn residents. Dodson is one of 'the smallest towns in Texas ito ibe incorporated as a city. Watch Service at City Church Younig people of First Methodist Ohurch held a Watch Service Saturday evening, Easter Eve. climaxed iby the administering of holy communion at midnight by the pastor, the Rev. Davis Edens'. The service started at 11:30 p.m. with a hymn, and after this, Carol Blain read "I, Simon of Cyrene," with a musical accompaniment and Beverly Singley read the devotional. Joyce Holton iplayed "The Lord's Prayer" as communion was administered to 29 teen-age boys and .girls. Wellington-Quail Work Starts April 1 in Cancer Crusade •Solicitation in the countywide Cancer Crusade got under way Wednesday, April 1, under the direction of Billy Moseley, chairman. Seven women have been named to head the work in Wellington. Working in ithe residential areas are Mrs. Harold Watkins, Mrs. iByron Duncan, Mrs. Truman Estes, Mrs. Gorman Owens and Mrs. C. T. Hubbard. Working the outlying area around Wellington are Mrs. Horace Holliman and Mrs. G. L. Jone&. The Young Farmers Chapter took over solicitation in the Quail area'. Moseley said thait Cancer Crusade officials will meet with representatives from Samnorwood and Dodson Saturday, April 4 to work out plans for the^ crusade in those communities. There is no quota, but the Collingsworth Crusade goal is set as "the most we've ever given." The survival rate in cancer is one in -three, Moseley pointed out. "In.the early 1900's few cancer patients had any hope of cure. In the late 1930's fewer than one in. five was being saved—that is, alive five years after first being treated. A few years ago one in four was being saved. Today one cancer patient in three is- being saved. The gain in lives saved amounts to some 48,000 patients each year," Moseley said. "Of every six persons who get cancer today, two will be saved! and four will die. Two will be saved because of early detection and treatment; the third will die 'but could have been saved if the proper treatment had been, received in time. o<bher three will die because their cancer yet cannot be controlled; only the results of research can save these patients. TMs means that today half of tihose who get cancer could and should foe saved—by early diagnosis and prompt — See back page. Voters Name School Trustees on Saturday Collingsworth county voters will name 'trustees in the four school districts, along -with three members of the county school board, in the elections Saturday, April 4. 'Each school district has three trustees whose terms expire, and all of these men are candidates for re-election. .There ai*e two or three others seeking the places in three of the four districts. Wellington The trustee election for the Wellington Independent School district will be hold in the county courtroom and' the polls will be open from 8 a.<m. to 7 p.m. Eleven absentee votes had been cast up to 2:15 Tuesday, and the deadline for voting by this method was 5 p.m. There are five candidates!, and the order in which they will appear on /the ballot ds: A. J. Fires David Baumgardher Fred Cox. •Glenn Taylor J. W. Cochran The three seeking re-election are Fires. Baumgardner and Cox. Dodson Voters of the Dodson Independent School District will ballot at the school (building between the usual voting hours. Gilbert Hunt will be the election judge and Mrs. Marvin Wynn and' Mrs. Howard Hunt will be the clerks. Names appearing on ithe ballot are: J. C. Howell Sammy Motsenibocker Pete Nipper These three, running for reelection, do not face opposition. Samnorwood The Samnorwood trustee election will be held at the school with Mrs. J. L. Alexander as election judge and Mrs. John Groves and Albert Oldhain as clerks. Six men are running for the three places open on the board tihis year. Seeking re-election are: Bill Janes Sam Carter John C. Breeding Opposing them are: Bill Graves J. H. Oldham C. R. Hankins The Quaii Quail trustee election will be in the school study hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. George Stephens is election judge aind Mrs. Dick Campbell clerk. There are five candidates: John' W. Carson Elvis Pitts C. H. Long N. E. Ohilders J. L. Souder. The first three are seeking re-election. County Trustees The three county (trustees seeking re-election have no opposition, and they will be voted on only by those living in Precincts 1 and 3, and at the same time as for the other trustees^ Candidate from Precinct 1 is Walter Camp, and he will be voted on by voters at Dodson, that part of Wellington in Precinct 1 and the voters in the Quail box who live in Precinct 1. Predinct 3 candidate is Z. J. Neeley, and he will be voted on -by Wellington Quail voters living in that precinct. L. D. McMinn is the candidate for re-election as trustee at 'large. City Voters Pick Three Aldermen Wellington voters will name three ciity council members in the municipal election Tuesday, April 7. On the ballot this year are the names of seven candidates, the largest number in several years to run for places on the city council. Three absentee ballots had been cast Tuesday afternoon, March 31, according to City Secretary Russell Yates. The deadline for casting a ballot by this method is 5 ip.m. Friday, April 3. The names, as they .will appear on the ballot are: B. F. Chance Jr. Henry Sullivan Hurshel Tyler (Bobo Castleberry Byron Duncan Mrs. John Codeman Leon Hartman. Two of the seven are seeking re-election, Mrs. Coleman Gospel Meeting at Norwood A gospel meeting- will stjart at Samnorwood Church of Christ Monday, April 6 with Miin. Van Bonneau of Dodson in> charge of the preaching. Services will be at night only during the week, 7:30 p.m., but on Sunday they will be at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., according to Jess Hunsaker, who is helping with arrangements. For Kidletics Norwood and Quail Exes to Play Ball Former basketball players of Samnorwood and Quail communities will meet once more, Monday, April 6. in a (benefit double header on the Norwood court. NOW ALL TOGETHER AND OVER THE HURDLES Qver the Hurdles was something real for these four, competing in the Junior High Invitation Track Meet held here Friday, March 27, and with only a split second's time between them. From left are three Wellington students, George Leathers who placed third; Andy Bell, first, and Larry Henard, fourth. At right is Triable of Memphis who came in second. These boys were competing in the 9th grade division of the tournament. Boys competed from Wellington, Memphis, Clarendon and Hollis. Plans were announced' by Douglas Coleman of Dozier. Preceding the game, (there will be a spaghetti supper at 6:30 and the women's 'game will begin at 7:30, to foe followed by the men. Ail proceeds will go to the Samnorwood Kid-letics program. Norwood men, who have had several work-out sessions, will include Donald Coleman, Douglas Coleman, James Martindale, Kenneth Martindale, Bobby King, Loyd Stephens, Joe iBailey, J. H. Oldham, Don Carl Amerson, Carol Favors, Jimmy Breeding, Richard Bentley and Richard Overcast. Norwood 1 girls have justi 'begun practice and their team is not complete, but among- the players will be Mrs. Jim Ray, Mrs. Donald Coleman, Mrs. Joe Bailey, Mrs. Carol Favors, Mrs. Richard Bentley, Mrs. John Morgan, and there will be others. Raymond Hoi-ton is in charge of the Quail men's teams, and he has named as players' Bill and Gano Wilson, Raymond and Jack Neeley, P. J. White, Loyd and Dood'le Langley, Dean John'son, J. C. Saunders, Wayne Cummings, Dale Ratliff and Jeroil Morris. Members of the Quail women's team, under the direction of Mrs. Robert Gosnell are Mrs. Ted Brock, Mrs. Dale Ratliff, Mrs, Ronald Kersten, -Mrs. Raymond Neeley, Mrs. Barney Glenn, Mrs. Jerol Morris, Mrs. Robert Gtosnell, Mrs. John Alf Thomas, Mrs. Delbert White, Mrs. Carl Wischkaeraper, and Mrs. N. E. Childers. and Sullivan. H. L. Duncan, whose term on the council also expires this year, dSd not run. Voting this year will ibe in the Fire Department, a new location for the city elections, Yates pointed out, and the polls wiH be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Joe Terry will ibe the election judge amd Mrs. Luther Gribble and 'Mrs<. Jennie Hoi- comb will be the clerks. Funeral Rites Wednesday for John L. Hayes John Lara Hayesi, 69, aged retired farmer, was found dead in his room at the Commercial Hotel Monday, March 30, about 2:30 p.m. His ibody was discovered by Mrs. Carl Bullington, who with her husband operates the hotel, after she had failed 1 to see him during the day. His death is believed to have been due to natural causes, according to Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Hodge. Mr. Hayes had lived in Wellington about four years. Ho farmed for a number of years in the Vinson area until he went to California about 30 years ago. He lived' in that) state until returning- here. Born in Rockwall county Nov. 22, 1894, he was the son of W. Frank and Coa Burt Hayes. He was a member of .the Church of Christ. Funeral services were conducted at the Kelso Chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Minister Graudol Forehand officiating. Burial was in the Independence Cemetery under the direction of Kelso F,uneral — See back page Michael Heads Guthrie Schools Charles D. Michael, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. F. Michael, was recently ejected 1 superintendent of the Guthrie schools for the remainder of the school * '•TO and the 1964-65 term. Michael has been principal of the elementary school in Guthrie. He is a graduate of Wellington high school and Panhandle A&M College at Goodwell, Okla. He has done graduate work at Midwestern University at Wichita Falls, and Hardin-Simmons University at Abilene. Mr. Michael and his family were guests of his parents during the Easter season. Other visitors in the home of Rev. and Mrs. Michael were their daughter, Major and Mrs. Ed Howell and Michael of Bossier City. La. Temperatures High Low Wed. March 25 50 27 GO 25 72 29 58 34 65 59 Thur. March 26 Fri. March 27 Sat. March 28 Sun. March 29 Mian. March 30 Tues. March 31 Wed. April 1 84 32 33 35 50 Moisture for March—.88 in. Moisture for year—3.95 in.

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