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Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 9, 1964
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The Wellington Leader --. . • '" Established 1909 Published Every Thursday at 913 West Avenue, Wellington, Texas DESKINS WELLS, Editor and Publisher Coming Right at _ Entered a* second class mail Aug. 26, 1909 at the post at Wellington, Texas, under Act. of March 3, 1879. NATIONAL EDITORIAL iNG MEMB k R 'Sustaining Member National Editorial Araociation Member Texas Press Association g Member Panhandle Press Association NOTICE: Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in Uhe columns of THE WELLINGTON LEADER will be correctedL gladly upon its being brought to the attention of the publisher. $3.00 a year Inside of trade territory ~ $4.00 a year outside of trade territory Reading Notices 10«i per line Thursday, April 9, 1964 Farm Meetings Keep Cot f on Growers Abreast of Times Another in the series of farm meetings sponsored by the Extension Service will be held next Tuesday, this on cotton insects and insect control and on weed control in cotton. We urge cotton growers to attend this one. It deals with what is now one of the most expensive phases of cotton growing, and aside from the weather, is the trickiest. A man can lose almost & whole crop in a few days from insect infestation. In this agricultural revolution into which we are so deeply plunged, methods and materials are changing and developing each year. What was good last season may be supplanted by something better this season. The meetings Tuesday also will give a good look at something new in the thinking on weed control by chemicals. It can well be that the man with the hoe is on his way to join the man with the cotton sack. NEWS LETTER from Congressman WALTER ROGERS THE PLIGHT OF THE INDIANS Chemical weed control has been tried on a small scale in the county already, but enough to show what can come out of it. As it is now seen, there will probably always be a place for some hand hoeing in cotton, just as there will always be some cotton picked by hand, but the cotton growing industry is looking for a. better way, a cheaper way, and an easier .way of cleaning a cotton field than by doing it by hand. We revolutionized cotton harvesting in Collingsworth county in just one season. It may be the same will apply to cultivation. If you think that cheap politicians still exist, take a look at your taz bill. Dr. Chester L. Harrison Optometrist CONTACT LENSES 813 West Avenue On West Side of Square I will be at my office each Tuesday and Friday Phone 447-5830 Wellington When you're ready to ... OR REFINANCE O FIRST FEDERAL has a plan to fit your need • CONVENTIONAL LOANS —to build, boy, r«model, repair, or refinance exiting loam • FHA TITLE II LOANS — to build or buy • FHA TITLE I LOANS — to repair or Improve homes; no down payment, up to 5 yean to pay All loam are made In Childresj and serviced In Chlldress, offering you personal and prompt service, In addition to low Interest rates, low initial cost, and pre-payment privileges. Serving the area for 28 yean FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS * LOAN ASSOCIATION OF CHILDRESS WE 7-1514 • P.O. BOX 109 Commerce and Avenue B, Children, Texai "Pockets of Poverty" is a phrase that you'll be hearing more and more as debate and discussions continue on the President's anti-poverty program formally presented to the Congress last Monday. It remains (o be seen how the Congress will act on the proposed "Economic Opportunity Act of 1964", the -measure in which President Johnson spells out his plan for what he calls "a national war on poverty." Committee hearings have begun on its provisions. No one can be certain how the American ipeopte and tiheir Congress will view the proposed legislation, but this much is sure: discussions about it will bring to light many aspects of the problem President Johnson's program is aimed at correcting. The President told Congress', "There are millions of Americans—one-fifth of our people— tvho have not shared 1 in the abundance which has 'been granted to most of us, and on whom the gates of opportunity have been closed." Many of these citizens on whom, as the President said, "tihe gates, of opportunity have been closed," live in "pockets of poverty"-—areas in which levels of income, employment, and education are extremely low. Among the groups ion whom the focus of attention is falling is that comprised by dos- cendents of the "first Americans"—the American Indian. Poverty is not limited to city slums and so-called "distressed, areas"—it exists on the wide open spaces of east and west, on the lands Uncle Sam set aside as Indian reservations. _ Philleo Nasih, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior, states the situation bluntly: 'Most Indians are poor, des- pera^ely poor—as poor as anybody we know of in this rich :ountry of ours." According to the I960 census, there were 552,228 Indians and Alaska Natives, 509,147 Indians in the United States ixcluding Alaska. More than half of the total 1 live on reservations. Appi-oximately 380,000 Indian (people come within the icope of the programs of the Bureau of Indian Affa>h-s, and most of these live on reservations in sparsely populated rural areas far from cities where ndustrial employment might oe aavilable. This is the situation affecting Indians on reservations: • Unemployment runs between 40 and 50 per cent — seven or eight times tihe national average. * Family income on the res- FREE Engine Steamed with every Wash & Grease Job done in our station during the next ten days Bills ENCO Station 1109 8th Street Phone 447-9874 ervations averages between one fourth and one-third the national average. Average Indian resei-vation family income was $1,500 for 19G2. • Nine out of ten Indian families live in housing that is far below minimum standards of comfort, safety and decency. • Average schooling of the young adults on reservations is only eight years—two-thirds of the national average. • The average age at death on the reservations, is 42 years, two-thirds the figure for the national population. Indians, do, ind'eed, make up one of the nation's "pockets: of poverty." Publicity concerning- the Indians has centered on. that small minority of tribes and individuals whidh have received enormous sums from oil and gas and other minerals. But the great majority of Indians lack the vocational train- ng needed to compete for the :ew skilled jobs that; can be found in their home areas. Unskilled agricultural joibs arc growing fewer as more and more farmers follow the trend toward mechanical operations. A young Indian adult with no more than an eighth grade education is lucky to get a job of any kind—'but he must generally content himself with a low-paying jab which leads nowhere in terms of salary and advancement. Much worse is the CROSSROADS REPORT Dear Editor: I see where Alaska's earthquake damage may be around $500,000,000, ibub no-great urge to help has ibeen shown by the foreign peoples who aftways get aid from us when they are dis- astered. Half a' billion dollars, though, is smalt change as federal figures go, so we really don't need any outside help to care for our own. After all, very often, we pass out much Wgger sums ,t}han that to foreign countries whose underdeveloped leaders get in a disaster state, like from need of new solid gold (palaces, or new sets of sports model wives. I see where Mr. Sargent Shriver has been named head General of the War on Poverty, which some of us poor folks have been fighting single- handed for a long time. My young povert neighbor says he is haippy to see a man in charge of this job who cnows from experience how to overcome the poverty syndrome. And so he expects the first move in this War wiH ibe to vastly increase ;the supply of rich girls, so every poor boy can find one to marry. My yes-but neighbor says the Job Corps project to put our east fdt young men in train- ng camps for .tjheir general mprovement will cost more pel- year than it would to send ;hem aill bo Harvard. But you can see this is an rrelevant comment, on account of the Job Corps and Harvard are outfits with entirely dif- 'erent functions. The Job Corps aims to take -he unfit boys and turn them nto useful citizens, whereas TarvUrd /takes smart boys and omipts them into bureaucrats. Word is that some •members f the Bobby JBaker Sniffing Joinmittee have d'ecided maybe t bad better go out of busi- ess ibefore the situation gets mbarrassing. My partizany neighbor says lis group has put on a very ood show, but seems they have ever been able to get a real REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Quit-claim deed: R. J. Holland to T. C. Clement)—S/2 section 36, block 10.. Bob GofortK' and wife to Prank Goforth—lots 1 'through 5, block 11, Wellington. Quiit-«laim deed: Heslfry U Lemmons and wife to City of Dodson—tract out of blocks 50 63, and 64, Dodson. W. C. Killing-sworth and wife to W. L. Ewdng—lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, in block 116, Wellington. Coleman Duke and others to Mel Roy Oofer and wife — section 64, 'block 19, and the north 140 acres of section 57, block 19. Florence B. Hughs to Buster Hughs, and others—lots. 1 through 4, block 193, Wellington. Joyce Bunin and others to Helen Gribble—part of lot 3, block 1, Cocke Addition, Wellington. Edna Joyce Bunin and others to Helen Gribble—ta-act out of the NW part of section 47, block 15; 50.36 acres out of the east part of section 18, •block 16; part of section 18, block 16; and lots 9 and 10, block 174, Wellington. Helen Gribble to L. E. Gribble Jr. and others—SE/4 section 76, block 14; lot® 11 and 12, block 217, Wellington, and firm grip on what they're sup- iposed to do. Says this committee's fooling around shows tjhat what Washington needs is a full time, top secret t3ype Gait Bureau to cover up things that smell. lot 11, block 232, Wellington. Ansel McDowell and others to Floyd Teutsch—lots 6 tvnd 6, block 41, Dodison. Roy M. Horn and others to Darrell G. Hale—lot 3, block 232, Wellington. Leota Ammons to Cordia Ammons Bodine and others—SE/4 section 47, block 12. Horace Mallard to William Anderson—1.1 acres out of the SE corner section 39, block 15 Ethel E. Ford to W. O. Vaughan—N/2 of SW/4 section 61, block 10. Thomas L. Jesse and wife to Johnnie H. Parker — lots 9 through 12, Mock 119. Wellington. Dale C. Stokes to Tommy Jarrell 'Lewis—S/2 of SE/4 of section 37, block 10. Cemetery deed: City of Wellington to Mrs. D. M. Hobbs— S/2 lot 6. block 41, addition to Wellington Cemetery. Quit-claim deed: Z. 0. McKinney to the City of Dodson —NE/4 of former BOW of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway Co. out of blocks 50, 63 and 64, of, the original town of Dodson. Travis C. Clement and wife to Lester C. Harwell — SW/4 section 35, block 10. E. T. Holley and wife to Truman Estes—tract out of section 1, block 11, and out of section 100, block 10. ALta Strickland to E. M. Strickland Jr.—lots 5 and 6, block 89, Wellington. Cemetery deed: City of Well- ngton to A. C. Patterson^—lot; block 36, addition to Wellington Cemetery. Irene Pamisih to Christene Schoonover Green— undivided nterest in and to aM the NW/4 section 95, and the N/2 section 86, block 16. plight of the Indian who (has less than an eighth grade education or no education at all. Through vocational training programs, programs aimed at improving housing, programs to improve grazing and 1 agricultural resources, programs aimed at providing credit for business and individual development, encouragement of tribal enterprise, and school construction programs, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is tackling tine arduous and complex and long- term job of helping Indians to help themselves into a 1 brighter future. GORDON McLENDON Your Candidate for the U. S. Senate in the May 2 Democratic Primary BELIEVES ... • CIVIL RIGHTS-Equal educational 5 and voting rights for all, but firm opposition to attempts to deprive anyone of the rights of trial by jury, private property and civil liberties. • JOB OPPORTUNITIES —Free business from bureaucratic restraints in order to promote business expansion and thus create greater employment. • MEDICAL CARE FOR THE AGED- Retain the right of the aged to select their own doctor and hos pital as outlined in the provisions of the Kerr-Mills law and the Texas-65 program. • FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION- Staunch opposition to federal aid to and control over schools, and encouragement of a realistic tax exemption for families supporting students in higher education. CORDON McLENDON Democratic Candidate For U. S. Senator Vote for Gordon McLendon AH Texans will be proud you did Politic*! 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