The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 2, 1964 · Page 2
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 2

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 2, 1964
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For the Confederacy Century Old Guns in Collection of City Man One hundred andl twenty-five years of firearms history are Been in the guns that 'hang on the wall in a Wellington office, part of a collection started in recent months by Jerry Nix, owner of Jerry's Studio. Among them are a pistol of the type used for dueling, a rifle with bayonet brought from England to .be used in the Civil War, and another rifle of the type "that rode West with the homesteaders. Oldest of the guns is a flintlock pistol with its walnut Model" Remington 6-shot cap and ball pistol. Just over 100 years ago the Confederate government ordered guns with which;to arm its soldiers. The Nix gun is ah 1862 Tower cap and ball rifle stock and' beautifully engraved •brass fitting. There is no model number to indicate Its age but this type pistol was not made after 1840. It is of a type handmade in Belgium and Prance. More than a hundred years old is another ipiece which Nix acquired from Les White only last week. It i® an 1860 "New •with a bayonet. Next oMest is the 1873 Springfield "trap door" rifle, so catted from the way the chamber opensi. " "It used a .45-70 cartridge and I believe it was the first issue cartridge gun of the United Stages Army. It was used until about 1890," Nix says. ITheae guns are collectors' items. Although not considered scarce, they are seldom seen in this part of the country except in museums or private collections. Nix is learning afaout his hobby as he ' goes along, he admdts. A good rule of thumb is that any gun made before 1900 can ibe considered an antique, and any cap and ball gun is a collectors' item. Langdon Seeks Post of Railroad Commissioner THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, April 2, 1964 ANTIQUE GUNS These guns are owned by a young Wellington collector, Jerry Nix, and two of the three are more than 100 years old. At top is an English-made rifle ordered by the Confederacy dur- ing the Civil War, while at center is a Springfield Rifle first used in 1783. The cap and bill pistol below was made prior to 1840, probably in France or Belgium. 4-H Favorite Food Show Set for April 11 Collingsworth county 4-H Club girls wiH compete in the Favorite Food Show. Saturday, April 11, Mrs. Kathryn (Barjenbruch, home demonstration agent, has announced. The place will be determined by the number of entx-ants. All girls must turn in their menus and recipes (by 6 p.m. Friday, April 10, the agent said. There will be two divisions: seniors, who are 14 years old (before Jan. 1 of this year, and 1 O. H. Tinney Dies in Okla. Olan H. Tinney, Suljphur, Oklahoma dairy farmer, died of a heart attack Wednesday, the junior group. Two senior and two junior contestants will compete in tjhe district contest at Canyon Saturday, April 25. There will be four food groups featured in the show: miHc and cheese; meat, fish and eggs; bread and cereals; and fruits >and vegetables. Only senior winners in the district contest; will be eligible to compete in the state contest at .the 4-H Roundup in June. March 18 at the age of 56. A resident here for a number of years, he moved to Ryan, Okla., about 1940 and later to Sulphur. He was married to the former Adelle Rudy. 'Funeral services were conducted at Central Baptist Church March 21 and burial was in Drake cemetery. Surviving are his wife, a son, Kenneth, 16, and two sisters. Relatives going from here were Mrs. 0. B. Bradley and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Bradley of Saimnorwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rudy and family. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Slay and son 1 , Joel, joined other members of his family for a week end visit \vitbh his parents, Mr. and 1 •Mrs. Temple Slay in Amarillo. Make 1964 a Banner Crop Year WHEAT FARMERS Boost Your Wheat at the Critical Stage With LIQUID TRI-40 The fertilizer manufactured in this area to especially meet the needs of Collingsworth and the adjoining areas. Reap these benefits by using TRI-40 on your wheat this year: Increased Yield TRI-40 has been used in the Dodson area for the last three years with increases of yields as high as 50%. Improved Test A weight test of 60 and sedimentation tests of 63 resulted, the highest of any wheat received at the Dodson elevator that season. Earlier Maturity TRI-40 aids maximum grain development in the shortest period of time. TRI-40 is the fastest & easiest crop booster you can use. Just apply with any conventional sprayer COTTON FARMERS SAVE MONEY - Control Your Weeds With TREFLAN Chemical weed control with TREFLAN has been used in this area, cleaning a crop at $1.50 per acre for 14 inch band application and $5.00 to $8.00 per acre for broadcast application. TREFLAN will completely control annual weeds in this area with no residue and can be followed with any crop. Rain or dry weather has no effect on TREFLAN. For Information contact J. D. LUCK Dodson Division of Scope Chemicals of Texas Phone 493-2021 Dodson, Texas Supper Honors Norwood Junior Cage Teams Parents of the Samnorwood junior high basketball teams honored the boys and girl's with a supper in the school cafeteria Saturday, March 21. Lpyd Stephens, boys' coach, praised the youths for their bard' work and good sportsmanship. Reminding them of the ibleak outlook at the beginning of the season, he pointed out -that by putting everything they had into play, they came out of the season with three first place trophies. Orville Cunningham, girls coa'ch, then praised the girls for their good work and for winning two first (place trophies and one consolation trophy. Bdlly Purkey was master of ceremonies; Karon Cunmang- ham gave the invocation and Betty Coleman the benediction. Karen Waters was presented in two piano numbers and three Beatles records were pantomimed by Doug Darrow, Gary Oldhiam, Melvin Kincannon and Eugene Glazner. Fifty-two attended the supper. Guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Carter diuring Easter were their daughter, Andrea, student at West Texas State University at Canyon, and John H. Woods Jr. of Pine Bluff, Ark. AUSTIN.— Texas, crude oil 1 currently is selling for more dollars than any year since the Suez crisis in 1957, Ranlroarl Commissioner Jim Langdon reports-. Langdon said this shouldl be welcome news to the people of Texas because the Texas oil and gas dollar pays for 42% of the state's cost of public education', and almost 60% of the state's cost of teacher retirement, old-age assistance, blind assistance, and aid to dependent children. He stated that oil production is up 3% over the previous year, and "an even more encouraging jump" is expected for 1964. /Langdon said the fact that the Texas petroleum industry was in such a healthy state after more than half a cenitury of intensive development could be laid to two factors: (1) There was a lot of oil to begin with; and (2) it has not 'been wasted promiscuously.- Critics of the way the Railroad Commission has regulated the oil and gas Industries disregard the Commissioners' duty to guard the public interest. When they talked about allowables and production, they ignored the fact that natural gas has in recent yeans become an important energy source replacing to some extent oil 1 ; and that Texas was more dominant in gas production than in crude oil production. Langdon is the newest member of the Railroad Commission, having been appointed last spring. Now he is seeking the voters' approval to serve the remaining four years of a six- year term. He resigned as chief justice of the El Paso Court of Civil Appeals to accept the Railroad Commission post. Before moving to El Paso, Langdon was district judge for five West Texas counties. And while on the bench and as a practicing attorney in a large oil producing area, he gained vast knowledge of the oil and gas industries, as weQi as transportation matters, which the Commission regulates. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bryant of Fort Worth were recent visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Leach. NEW CARS AND TRUCKS Elmer Carter, Wellington- Buick 4-dioor sedan. Langford Texaco, Wellington —Chevrolet pickup. Barney Cook, Wellington — Chevrolet pickup. OMff Campbell, Wellington— Oldsmotttle 4-door sedam. D. R. Langley, Wellington— Oldsmobile 4-door sedan. PLUMBING PROBLEMS ? o. Phone: 447-5717 Refuse to bury your refuse any longer? Why do it —up-date your kitchen plumbing with a garbage disposal unit to your choice! Prices designed to fit every budget. 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