The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 9, 1964 · Page 1
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Microfilm Service and Sales 'P.O.Box 8066 Dallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, April 9, 1964 Number 38 Dodson Voters Return Mayor, Two Councilmen Dodson voters re-elected a mayor and two city council members and .named 1 a new councilman to fill an unexpir- ed term in the city election Tuesday, April 7. R. T. Jameson 'was re-elected to another term as mayor with 43 votes. He was opposed by Fred Powers, who received 34. i Herschel Talbor received 57 votes and Junior Owens 41 to be returned to the council. Weldoti Sexton received 35 \ votes and fills the vacancy cre: ated by the death last summer of Marvin Wynn. ; There were two other candidates, W. R. Slagle, who received 33 votes, and Ronny Ford, 29. Lonnie Roberson received one write-in vote. Mrs. S. G. Henry Dies Sunday at Home Here Mrs. S. G. Henry, a resident of CoJlingsworth county for almost 54 years, died at her home home at 1700 East Ave., (Sunday, Aipril 5 at 6:55 a.m. She was in failing health for several months, and for the last three -weeks, her condition was critical. After coming here, she Lived for a number of yearn in the Quail area, before moving to Wellington to make her home. She was a mem/ber of the sales staff of local stores, for a number of years, and was widely known for (both her ability in this field and for her gracious and friendly :.manner. The former Annie Lee Abney, she was born at Marlow, Okla., Feb. 15, 1893, the daughter of the late John and Lucy Hearndon Abney. She came to Collingsworth county in 1910 from Elk City, and on Dec. 5, 1911, she was married) to Claude Easterly. He died on Dec. 20, 1943. On July 18, 1950 she was married to >S. G. Henry. She 'became a member of the •Methodist Church in 1931 and was active in its work. Funeral services for Mrs. Henry were conducted at First Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Davis Edens, .pastor, in charge. Burial was in the North Wellington Cemetery under the direction of KeJso Funeral Home. Pallbearers were nephews and included Monty Mitchell, Edward Mitchell, Herman Mitchell, Osco Abney, Orvi'lle Abney and Arthur Herndon. Surviving Mrs. Henry are her husband of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Blayne Branum of Lubbock; a step son and — See back page. A DEGREE FOR MRS. JOHNSON Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, left, happily receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dr. John Guinn, president of Texas Woman's University. At center is Mrs. John T. * * * Chairman, TWU Regents Jones of Houston, chairman of the board of regents of TWU. The former Winifred Small, Mrs. Jones spent her childhood in Wellington. —Photo by The Dallas Morning News Former City Resident Welcomes First Lady Mrs. John T. Jones of Houston, who spent her childhood in Wellington, was a memlber of the committee which welcomed the President's wife, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, when she received a Doctor of Laws degree from Texas Woman's University, Tuesday, March 31. The honorary degree was granted at a special convocation honoring 'Mrs. Johnson, and it was only the fourth such degree that TWU has awarded 1 in 63 years. Mrs. Jones is the wife of the publisher of The Houston Chronicle, and chairman of the board of regents of Texas Woman's University. She is the former Winifred Small, daughter of Senator and Mrs. C. C. Small, now of Aus- tin. Born in Wellington, she attended school here until the family moved to Amanrillo. Later she attended Texas Woman's University, then known as Texas Woman's College, and was graduated from The University of Texas. She was president of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. During World, War II,'before her marriage, Mrs. Jones served with the Red Cross in Europe. At that time, Mr. Jones was a prisoner of the Germans. They were married after .the war ended and have since lived in Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have three children, Melissa, Jay, and John Clinton. While education, and espe- — See back page Cox, Baumgardner e Taylor in Wellington Majority of Trustee Candidates Re-Elected in Election Saturday Trustees of four schools were named in the annual elections Saturday, A|prii 4, and at the same time voters of two precincts re-elected county board members and one trustee at large was re-elected. Wellington Wellington, voters, naming three board members, re-elected two and named one new trustee. Fred Cox received 'the high vote, 171, to ibe re-eleoted, and David Baumgardner was returned with 151 votes. Glenn Taylor polled 129 votes to become the new member. There were two other candidates. Jimmy Cochran received 123 votes and A. J. Fires, the incumbent, polled 122. Quail Quail voters', casting a total of 42 votes, named three board members, who were Elvis Pitts 32 votes; C. H. Long, 31, and N. E. Childers, 23. There were two other candidates: John W. Carson, who received 21 votes and J. 'L. Souder, 15. Samnorwood Samnorwood voters re-dected two board memlbers and named one new one, with 172 votes cast. Polling the largest number of voters was J. H. Oldham, new member of the board, who received 140. Re-elected were Sam Carter with 92 votes and Bill Janes, 89. There were three other candidates: C. R. Hankins, 71; John G. Breeding, the incum- bent, who polled 53, and Bill Graves, 41. Write-in votes were cast for M. L. Hiett, 1; Bill Bruton, 2; and Douglas Coleman, 1. Dodson There were only three can— See back page Burl Huffman Speaker Second All-Sports Bonquef April 18 Wellington high school athletes will be honored at the second all-sports banquet Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. in the community building. This event again is sponsored toy the Skyrocket Booster Club, and tickets are now on sale 'by its members. Burl Huffman, varsity basketball and freshman football coach at Texas Tech, will be the guest speaker, and awards will 'be made to the boys and girls who have excelled in football, basketball, track and tennis. Already three district championship teams are slated to receive recognition, the Skyrocket football and 'basketball teams, and the Rockettes. The track and tennis teams have not concluded play. Huffman is one of the southwest's best known coaches and is much in demand as a islpeak- er ty civic and industrial organizations as well as school groups. Jim Martin, Booster Club president, is directing arrangements. 10. McKinney, Dodson Area Leader, Dies Z. 0. McKinney, who was so much a (part of the business and community life at Dodson for onore than half a century, died unexpectedly aibout 9 p.m. Monday, April 6 as members of his family were taking him to a doctor. He was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. McKinney was stricken ill Monday afternoon in Wellington and he returned to his home at Dodson. Hie death was attributed to a heart attack. He was 75 years of age and had been a barber at Dodson for many years. 7,. Oliver McKiinney was bom June 1, 1888 at Van Alstyne, the son of W. C. and Matilda Bolinger McKinney. His forebears came to Texas during the time it was part of Mexico, and one of these, Collin McKinney, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He gave his name, also, to Collin county and the town of McKinney. Mr. McKiinney lived in Roger Mills county, Okla., before coming to Dodson. along with other members of his family, 54 years ago. He became a member of the Church of Christ early in life. Funeral services were can- ducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ] in Dodson, with Min. Van Bonneau officiating. Burial was in the Dodson Cemetery oander the di—See back page $65,000 Damage Suit Filed Here A suit has ibeen filed in 100th district court in which Mrs. Mary iLou Roulain of Samnorwood is seeking $65,000 in damages from John Drew KnoM who also lives dn -the north part) of the county. The action is the outgrowth of a collision involving the vehicles driven toy Mrs. Roulain's husband', the late Leonard Stewart Roulain, and Knoll. Mr. Roulain was critically injured in the accident, which occurred north of Samnorwood, and later died. In the plaintiff's petition, filed March 26, she alleges negligence on the parti of the defendiant. Mrs. Roulain ia represented by Gerald Summerford of the Wellington Jaw firm of Spillman and Swmmerford. Voters Name One Old, Two New Aldermen Wellington voters named two new aldermen and returned one in the city election Tuesday, April 7, when a total of 315 votes were cast. Bobo Castleberry received the largest number of votes, 215, while Henry Sullivan was re-elected with 181 and Leon Hartman received 142. These three will begin terms wiiith the next meeting of the city council Monday, Aipril 13. Four other candidates were listed on the ballot. They were Hurshel Tyler, who received 110 votes; Mrs. John Coleman, 91; Byron Duncan, 72 and B. F. Chance C5. Mrs. Coleman was the incumbent, and the third incumbent, H. L. Duncan Jr. did not seek re-election. Postmaster at Dozier Dies on April 4 Mrs. James Throckmorton, for 17 years postmaster at Dozier, died Saturday following a four-months illness of leukemia. She was a life-long resident of that community. She was also associated with her husband in the operation of the Dozier store throughout the time she served 'as postmaster, and until after she became all. In addition to serving her community, and the entire north west part of the county in these capacities, Mrs. Throckmorton was active in other phases of community life and especially in the work of the Glen Davis Memorial Methodist Church, of which she had been a member since she was 12 years old. The former Alvina Margaret Neece, Mrs. Throckmorton was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (B. A. Neece and was born at Dozier March 1, 1913. She attended school at Dozier and graduated from Shami'ock high school. Later she attended Texas Technological College at Lubbock. She was married to James Throckmorton of Amarillo on Aug. 26, 1936, at Sayre, Okla. Funeral services were conducted at Glen Davis Memorial Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Cecil Rankin officiating. Burial was in the Dozier Cemetery under the direction of Richardson Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Ed Brown, —See back page Cotton Insect-Weed Control Meetings Set Two cotton insect meetings will toe held in the county on Tuesday, April 14, with a former Collingsworth man, Don Rummell, as one of the speakers. First of the meetings wilfl be in t)he District courtroom at Wellington at 10:30 a.m. and the second at the Dodson Coop Gin at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Rummell is area entomologist with the extension service and will discuss early season control of thrips, flea- hoppers and over-wintering weevils. He will also cover new insecticides and- other insect,problems. Plans are being made to have a man from the Experiment Station to talk on weed control at the same meeting. Record Year Farmers Co-op Sets Annual Meeting Sat. The Farmers Co-op Gin will hold its 37th annual meeting Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in the community buiilding in Wellington at which time new officers will toe elected and re- 'bates will be paid. The gin set a new record in total bales ginned for the fifth consecutive year with a total of 19,602 bales, and a total profit of $287,622.95. The officers and directors issued the following statement concerning the annual meeting and the business affairs of .the gin: "The Co-op .gin will this year Funeral Here Friday for Mrs. Estella Cocke Mrs. Estella Cocke. member of a pjoneer Wellington family, died early Wednesday, April 8, at LaPorte. She had been in failing health for a nurrtber of months. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church iby Father Patrick Burke. Burial will be in the North Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Mrs. Cocke was born Aug. 19, 1885, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gribble. She was still a small child when the family came to Wellington. Most of her 'life was spent here, although she lived in Austin and Washington, D.C., for a number of years, then returned to Wellington to live. — See back page distribute a cash, rebate amounting to $13.76 on the average toaJe. The actual profit realized on the average bale this season was $15.06, which is the largest savings' yet. Out of these earnings it was decided to retain $25,000 before distribution to the patrons. "This practice was in effect in the past and had been abandoned in recent years for tax advantage. However, although the Farmers Cooperative is in very sound financial condition, the costs of machinery replacements necessary to maintain the plant at its present level of efficiency are much greater than the original depreciable outlay and it was considered advisable to providte for these future expenditures in this manner. "It is generally well understood that the remaining assets of a cooperative after distribution of rebates ibelongs to the members. Recent government regulations provide that each member be notified from time to time as to what his equity actually is, this equity being based, as is the rebate, on the amount of -business he has done with the Farmers Co-op Gin in the past few years in proportion to the total net worth of the cooperative as shown in its books. Such notices will be given to the members this' yeai', and do not represent stock or script nor are they subject to income tax on the (part of the members in any way. Much speculation has been made as to the future iplans of the giri. The board of directors and the management of the Co-op Gin wish to point out that none of the facts explained above have any bearing on, nor are the result of such plans. These future -plans will be discussed at the annual meeting Saturday, April 11." Leon Furgason Blood Drive Opens for Heart Surgery Patient A 32-year-old Wellington man, Leon Fur.gason, is in John Seeley Hospital, Galveston, and will undergo open heart surgery as soon as his condition will allow. Meanwhile, between 25 and 30 pints of blood will be needed for the operation, and a drive to secure this blood started Wednesday morning, shortly before The Wellington Leader went to press. Furgason, an employee of Tyler Electric, 'has had a heart condition since he suffered rheumatic fever as a young man, Hurshel Tyler said. He has ibeen unable to work since he suffered pneumonia in January, and within the last two weeks his condition has grown much worse, He was flown to Galveston Tuesday morning in an ambulance plane piloted by Lee Defending Champions Rockets Seek to Hold Track Title The Skyrocket track team, District 2-A defending champions, will bid to hold that title at the annual Interscholastic League Track Meet in McLean Saturday, April 11. Coach Don Beck wall have 23 boys entered', three in every event except the relays and one team of four boys in each of these. If the Rockets can again win the district track championship they will have made a clean sweep for their 1963-64 season, as they already are district champions of footlball and boys and girls basketball, the coach pointed out. All first and second place winners in the McLean meet wall comipete in the regional Interscholastic League track meet in Lubbock Saturday, Aipril 25. A practice meet, probably at Hobart, Okla., will test the Rockets Saturday, April 18, Coach Beck said. Events in which Rockets will be entered In the district meet are 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash, 180-yard low hurdles, 120 yard high hurdles, 440-yard dash, 880-yard dash, mile run, 440-yard relay, mile relay, shot put, discus throw, high jump, broad jump, and pole vault. Harlan of Canyon. His father-in-law, Estel Lundy of Dumas, called Tyler early Wednesday and said Furgason was no worse for having made the trip, but no better. He told of the blood requirement. Tyler is heading the drive for blood and as The Wellington Leader went to ipressi, here are the plans: Arrangements have been made with the Potter County Memorial Blood Center in Amarillo to furnish the blood for Furgason, but this must be replaced by donations of blood in order to keep the bank in operation. Ainy type of iblood will be accepted and may be given at the Potter County Blood Bank from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday or Friday. The blood should be designated: for Leon Furgason, John Seeley Hospital, Galveston, Texas, Tyler said. Persons who -have had malaria are not accepted as Iblood donors. Mrs. Furgason is with her husband in Galveston, and their three children are with their grandparents, the Lundys, in Dumas and are attending school there. Dr. Carter Holcomb explained that in Furgason's case a —See back page John L. Stockton * * * Nazarenes Hold Church Rally on April 14 Wellington Church of the Nazarene will be host to a Stewardship Rally in which members of churches in seven surrounding towns will participate. The service begins at 7:30 •p.m. Tuesday, April 14 and the public is invited, according .to the Rev. Jack Durham. Guest speaker will be John L. Stockton, a layman who made notable contributions to the Church of the Nazarene. Since 1945 he has 'been general church treasurer with offices at the denominational headquarters in Kansas Oity, Mo. He has served on key committees that concern church finances, and was chairman of the building committee of the International headquarters. Before entering -this work, Mr. Stockton was a banker in Oklahoma for 20 years, a member of the Oklahoma State Banking Commission and (business manager of Bethany Naz- areue College. Churches whose members will participate in the raBy (here are McLean, Shamrock, Wheeler, Quanah, Childress, Clarendon. Hedley and Wellington. Legion Observes 45th Anniversary at Dinner Thurs. The Frank King Post of tho American (Legion will .hold its annual 'birthday dinner at 8 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 16 in the Legion 'building.. The Auxiliary unit will join in the'event. This dinner will celebrate the founding of the American Legion 45 years ago. All past commanders of the Frank King Post 249 will be special guests, and the meeting is also to be considered a home coming for the entire membership to show appreciation to those who have served the post in a leadership capacity. All members of both the Legion and Auxiliary are invited. This will 'be a covered dish dinner and will 'be Mlowed by a program. In charge of arrangements are Leon Hartman!, post commander, and Mrs. John Cole~ man, Auxiliary president. Temperatures High Low Wed. April 1 Thur. April 2 Fri. April 3 Sat. April 4 Sun. April 5 Mon. April 6 Tues. April 7 Wed. April 8 84 50 80 54 75 44 40 52 74 77 59 32 42 40 31 Moisture for week—Trace.

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