The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 9, 1964 · Page 10
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 10

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 9, 1964
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DIDACJICS —By Deskins Wells ,. t General Douglas Mat Arthur, for whom the flags are flying at half mast today all over .the nation and in distant posfys all dyer the world, had lived a full, distinguished and incredible Kfe when he "retired as U.S. Chief of Staff thirty years ago. Yet it was what he' did after We was sixty. ;that will cause him to live on hv the-pages of history as one of ijhe great military, leaders -of all time and the greatest military mind this nation 1 has -ever produced He was a soldier by profession and a statesman by necessity and in each role he served his country with devoted dedication and brilliant and wise execution of duty. Patriotism, honor, loyalty," sacrifice, courage and self-respect were not only ,words to him. They were integral parts of his mind, body and soul. Such a life fills you with awe and inspiration. It also causes rypujto wonder about the waste 'that compulsory retirement brings to our na~ tion c and to ponder over the reluctance of business firms to employ people over a certain age. Many men and women have done their greatest deeds and rendered their best service to mankind after they passed the age of 60. So take heed and take heart you elderly ladies and gentlemen. Your most significant service to humanity may lie ahead and not behind. • ,..'. '". ' ' •'. : ••''•• • Harwell. Chairman -Wide Clean-Up Campaign Announced for April 20 fo 24 Wellington's annual Cltean-Up campaign is slated for the week of Monday through Friday, April 20 to 24, Mrs. Ernest Harwell, chairman, announced this week. ' The drive "will be carried out much as it has been in the sorship of the Wellington Fire D0partment The city of Wellington is cooperating and beginning Monday will haul away trash and debris put in the alleys, Mrs. Harwell said. Peters and Starr Farms Demonstrate Gopher Machine Here April 16 A gopher killing machin called a Burrow-Builder wlH b demonstrated Thursday, Apri 16 on two local farms, Countj Agent Cecil Regier announced One demonstration will be a 10 a.m. on the Jess Peters farm, two and a half miles north of Wellington, and the other demonstration will be ai 2 p.m. on the Paul Starr farm seven miles north of Wellington This machine iis owned by Through the years there has been a certain percentage of talented students who were willing to settle for a passing grade. Here is an interesting Kttle item bearing on the problem. "Davidson College, a small Presbyterian College located near Charlotte, North Carolina, has set up a new rule. Students with a grade average under that they are believed capable of achieving are now being invited to improve their work or leave." They are called underachievers and are given until the end of the year to improve their grades or take their minds somewhere else for improvement, "v ••. . Wellington is running over with championship teams this year. The latest are the Pan- therettes, the girls team from Booker T. Washington who won the district meet and are now getting ready for the state meet. Postermaster •—from page one W, R. Breeding. Jim Clark Bob King, Pat Bradley, J. T. Throckmorton, Ernest Schaub and Ross Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Dee Kincannon, Sam Seago, 0. L. Tate, Roy Billinigsley, the Rev. Dan Hoover, Ralph Owens, Frank Massey, Wood Coieman, Bill Kirkland, Roy Hoffman, and Gus Gooch. Surviivng Mrs. Throckmor- Ran into my old friend Frank Cocke on the streets of Wellington Tuesday and learned that he suffered a heart attack last year. He is doing fine now both physically and financially. He has. some gas royalties near Mobeetie. Explaining about has heart, he said it was the same type of attack suffered by Eisenhower and Johnson and'then with the infectious laugh that has been his trademark . through the years he quipped: "But my attack did not cause 'the' stpck market to fall." '•• Recently Louise and I went to Stephenville by way of Wichita Falls and last week end we went to Lubback. About 15 or 20 miles south of Wichita Falls we passed a tremendously strong fenced ranch. On the north end a wrangle of quarterhorses grazed. In the middle was a drove of Longhorh cattle, bulls, cows and calves and on the far south end of the vast pasture was a herd of buffaloes. Each group seemed to have staked off their own territory, but they were all in the same pasture. Coming back from Lubbock we sighted a herd of antelope west of Matador. Both times we stopped to watch. It was quite an eyeful of semi-wildlife. ton are her husband and one son, James- Allen Throckmorton, both of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Neece of Dozier; three sisters and a brother: Mrs. L. A. Throckmorton and Mrs. L. H. Kemp of Amarillo; Mrs. N. L. Be- christ] of Wheeler and Robert Neece of Amarillo. Mrs. S. G. Henry — from page one step daughter, Silas Henry Jr. and Mrs. George Harris of Albuquerque, N.M. Also surviving are a brother and four sisters., Ed Abney of Detroit, Mrs. Henry Mitchell of Quail, Mrs. John Tucker of Elk City. Okla., Mrs. J. M. Blakley of Camarillo, Calif.; and Mrs. W. L. Morals of Pamps. There are six grandchildren. the Rodent Control Service for demonstration purposes and will be demonstrated by a man with the Rodent Control Serv- an acre, ice. Plans will be available to make this simple machine in a farm shop and would give & farmer a means of controlling gophers for about Regier said. .The .gopher does extensive damage to alfalfa j n this county. He can only be killed in his underground runways. The Burrow-Butider builds an artificial runway and. as it ibuilds the burrow, it deposits 1% to 2 pounds of poison grain to the acre in this false burrow. As the man-made '•: burrow crosses the real one, the gopher will go down them and eat the grain. On small areas the same thing can be done by probing down ito the real burrow with a rod albout the size of a hoe handle and depositing a teaspoonful of poisoned grain n the hole and then cover the >robed area with a piece of sod *> keep light out of the runway, the county agent said. She during Clean-Up Week, 7o that the city may complete this special hauling work at one time. This is a ibeautification campaign as well as clean-tip, the chairman pointed out. "If you have a- sick neighbor or an elderly person living next door, wouldn't you do them a great favor by planting flowers and keeping the lots beautiful instead of letting weeds grow?" she asked. The fire department will advise alrout fire hazards within the town and will give assistance where dt can, Mrs. Harwell said, but urged that citizens take It ulpon themselves to eliminate their fire hazards. "Let's paint, haul away, tear down what should be demolished, and clean up our town." Mrs. Harwell urged "Let Wellington be an example for other towns. If we expect industry, we must get ready for it. Having a clean .beautiful town is one way." Former Resident —from page one cia-lly education for women, is °* deep concern to Mrs. Jones, she and her famlily have other philanthropic and civic interests.:,:-. " • .:••• ••'.- ,. •••' •••••.- Farmers Divert 27,952 Acres of Feed Grain The 1964 Peed Grain sign-up ended on March 27, with a total of 492 farms covered by agreements and 27,952 acres to be diverted from feed grain production, MiHard Brown ASC office manager announced. This compares with 411 Texans continue to find difficulty in adjusting their thinking to the early primaries. It doesn't) seem like it is time to toe holding the primary election, but the calendar says the ! first one is only three weeks away.'There is not much time left for candidates to complete their campaigning. The Republicans will also hold an election this year. - My thoughts seems to be on schools and education this week. Here are . a couple of paragraphs clipped from Thomas Thompson's column in The Amarillo Globe: An article in The Ranger abDut the Amarillo College Speed Reading course says a college student should be able to read at least 300 words a minute without the course. After the course he should be able to read and comprehend about 600 words a minute. Mrs. Janet Wall, instructor in the course, reached 700-800 words per minute. Mrs. Wall explained that because a person has conquered his habit of reading slowly does not necessarily mean his grades will rise. One of her students could read 8,000 words a minute and made l>'s in nil of his subjects. T—T One reason youngsters "hate school" is they permit themselves or their teachers permit them to get behind in the basics. A grade schooler who can't read or who can't read as fast as the average pupil soon becomes frustrated and his frustration turns to hate. The same goes for the grade schooler who hasn't mastered the multiplication table. y Blood Drive —from page one valve between the two cham- )ers on the left side of the leart is not functioning, alHow- ng a (back-flow of blood as it attempts to flow through. The date of the surgery will depend on Furgason's condition. From start to finish, open heart surgery requires about 8 hours, although doctors work within the heart only a few minutes. It also requires a team of three or four doctors, two anesthesists, two or three nurses and from two to four technicians, along with surgical equipment valued at around $150,000. "When Furgason is able, his job is waiting for him," Hurshel Tyler assured. v Mrs. Cocke —from page one She moved to Houston a few years ago. Surviving Mrs. Cocke are two children, Richard • Cocke of Houston and Mrs. Pat Swift of Dallas; three grandchildren; and two sisters, ' Mrs. .Percy Wells and Mrs. Fred Watkins of Wellington., Her only tooth- er, Judge Luther Gribble, diied this year. . • • • - Perhaps 'best known is the Jesse Jones Foundation 1 , which honors Mr. Jones' late -uncle, the distinguished Texan. This Foundation has (provided money for many worthy Texas institutions and humanitarian projects. -St. Joseph's Hospital was a recipient of a $5,000 gift from the Foundation several years ago. Mrs. Jones, a woman of quiet dignity and poise, is active in the cultural life of Houston, now one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, working with the Museum of Fine Arts, the IbaJ- let, and other such groups. Two cousins still live in Wellington, M/rs. L. C. Hill and Horace Small. Z. O. McKinney — from, page one rection of Kelso Funeral Home. Paltbearers were Herschel Tabor, Olan Farris, Junior Owens, J. C. Howell, Floycl Teutsch, ilxmnie Roberson, Robert Talbor, and T. E. Lennon. He was married to Miss Georgia 1 Ann Branumi Dec. 21, 1913 at Dodson. She preceded him in death about two years farms participating in the 1963 feed grain program, diverting 16,902 acres. If all the 492 farms meet compliance they win earn a total diversion payment of $413,993 plus a price support payment of $3.48 per acre (county average basis) on the feed 1 grain planted which on an estimated basis will amount to approximately $87,000, making a total county Feed Grain program payment of $500,993. Brown says his office does not have a final report on the National Feed Grain sign-up for 1964 at this fcime tout for the report made two weeks prior to the final sigjv-up date, March 27, tjhere were 20.9 million acres signed up to be diverted in 1964, as compared to 13.1 million acres for the same period in 1963, which indicates that there will be approximately 50% more acres diverted under the 1964 (program than for the 1963 crop year. Farmers participating in the feed grain program will be eligible for price support of $1.77 per hundredweight (national average) on all feed grains produced on tjhe farm. Farms that do mot participate in the program will not he eligible for (price support, W. C. Harwell, chairman of the Collingsworth ASC county Committee said. At least 20 Texas streams are known as Liveoak Creek. ago. Mr. McKinney is survived by three daughters/ Mrs. Ross Swift and Mrs. Howard Hunt of Dodson, and Mrs. Bruce Dumire of Irving. One sister and one brother also survive, Mrs. Floyd Branum of Amarillo and Claude McKinney of Wellington. There are 7 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Second Sunday Singing Planned The regular Second Sunday Singing will be held at Trinity Methodist Church April 12 in the aftemoon. Everyone is invited) to attend. Trustees ' ., —from page one didates at Dodson, all seeking re-election. They were: Sammy Motsenbocker, 28 votes; J. c. Howell and Pete Nipper, 27 each. Four persons received write- in votes: Bill Owens, 2; Carl Crosnoe, 1; Mrs. Carl Crosnoe, 1; and B. D. Dillard, 1. Twenty-nine votes were cast. THE WELLINGTON j(TBCA$) LEADER Thursday, April 9, 1964 County Board County board members precincts 1 and 3 for - were reelected, a® was L. D. McMinn, trustee at large. McMinn received a total of 272 votes, including Dodson, 28; Quail 35; Samnorwood 32- Wellington, 177. Z. J. Neeley reecived 29 votes to be re-elected county board member from iprecinct 3, and Roy Canada, a write-in candidate, received 12. Walter Camp received 28 votes at Dodson as member from Pet. 1. and 188 at Wellington to total 216. At Quail Tom Cunningham and Jimmy Cochran received 1 vote each for member at large; Gus Gooch received one at Samnorwood. Herbert C. Martin * * '* Martin Seeks Election as Associate Justice _;I ask you to elect me Associate Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals an Amarillo. I make this request in the knowledge that the best interests of the Court and of the citizens of the district requires a change in the personnel of .this Court. I am a graduate of Lubbock High School and' hold «n LL.B. degree from the University of Texas School of Law. I have been actively engaged in the practice of law 29 years—22 rears dn Lamb County and the South Plains area and 7 years in Amarillo and the Panhandle area. By diligence and loyalty ;o my clients' interests, I have niilt an excellent law practice in both areas: My clients and my record in the Courts of ;his District are my best recommendations. I also served on the Court of Civil Appeals and as Associate Justice wrote 176 opinions of which less than 7% were reversed. These opinions reflect the charactjer of my judicial ability. The Court of Civil Appeals is composed of a Chief Justice, a Senior Associate and a* Junior Associate Justice. The Chief Justice and Junior Associate of the Court, no matter how diligent and capable, cannot carry the case work required of the Court if the other Associate devotes a large portion of his time to outside diversions. I served on this Court until' December 31, 1956 and the docket was in good condition during that time. The Docket of the Court was not only kept up to date but th Court disposed of many case transferred to the Amarill Court from the Dallas Court o Civil Appeals. Although th number ,of cases before, th Court have hot increased; .thi condition no longer exists. In stead other Courts are 'having to assist the Amarillo Court—thirteen cases were transfer red from the Amarillo Cour to 'the Waco Court of Civi Appeals on January 11, 1964 More important than th mere number of cases disposec of by the Court is the type o justice under the law as re fleeted by the Court's opinions In 1956, while I was on th Court, , , the majority of th Court, the then Chief Justice and my present opponent) a the other Associate Justice wrote an opinion styled "Stan ley.-'v. Stanley, 294 S.W. 2d Page 132". This case reflects that a 40-year-old career army sergeant married a former school teacher who had been successful in the finance busi ness. The sergeant contriJbutec nothing ta the marriage but the undisputed record dasclos es, in six years- squanderec $84,044.63 of the (profits earn ed by his wife's business. He also squandered $41,911.13 of the wife's capital investment On dissohrtion of the marriage it was the sergeant's theory the wife had mingled her earnings, as community property with her separate capital and through such commingling of her earnings with her separate capital, ; he was entitled to one-half of all remaining property owned by his wife. In the judgment of divorce, the trial court awarded the sergeant an additional sum of $29,881.89. The widow appealed from the trial court's judgment and on appeal the Chief Justice and the other Associate Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals, such Associate being now a candidate for election to the Court, agreed with the sergeant's theory and affirmed tihe judgment of the trial court awarding him the additional sum of $29,881.98. This opinion of the majority of the Court was directly contrary to the undisputed audit of a Certified PufoNc Accountant who traced all funds and proved that all the wife's earnings had been squandered by the sergeant and a large part of her original capital and that her earnings were not mingled with her capital. As an Associate Justice of the Court, based on this audit and the applicable law, I wrote a dissenting opinion holding that the sergeant was only entitled to his equity in a 1955 Station Wagon for which he had traded an old Station Wagon owned by him at the time of the marriage. Other similar and 1 equally inequitable opinion® were rendered by, the Court acting as a majority and on which I dissented, but the above opinion is discussed here (because the same reflects clearly and unequivocally/the opposite points of view on the duty of the Court as held by me and my opponent for Associate Justice. The most essential element of every judgment] of the Court of Civil Appeals should be justice under the law and facts. If the citizens of this district will take a few minutes' tdme to go to a lawyer's office and read the Stanley opinion, I am confident I will be elected to the Cour^ of Civil Appeals by an overwhelming majority vote. As a member of such Court, I never have and I never shall subscribe to the proposition that justice under the law and a citizen's property rights should be bartered! for political favors. No Court judgment should dissipate an elderly person's saving® of a Idfetjime where the -basis of such judgment is a strained and superficial ruling under a highly technical theory not supported by the evidence. The personal rights of every citizen and the property rights of every citizen 'have always been a sacred trust of the -Courts. This essential and vitjal etement of our judicial system should not be lightly cast aside in order to favor a friend or (political supporter. I am certain the present members of the Court with whom I would! serve subscribe to the principles herein set forth. I ask every citizen to support me on the principles enunciated herein. I particularly ask every client whom I have ever represented to give me in the coming campaign the same untiring loyalty and effort toward my interests that I have exhibited over t;he many years of my practice for their inter- etst, I pledge to every citizen that their rights and property shall be secure under the Jaw. tt shall be my constant endeavor to write opinions of the Sev- ntjh Court of Civil Appeals that shall be based soundly upon the law and the facts and shall reflect credit and honor upon such Court. Sincerely, HERBERT C. MARTIN —Paid Political Advertisement, paid for 'by Herbert C. Martin. Texas is the largest wool- roducing state in the nation. Mr. and Mrs. Roger CJubb and daughters., Mary Lou and Carolyn, and Mrs. iF.rances Clu'bb, all of Amarillo. visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Smith Sunday. Other recent visitors in the Smith home were Mr. and -Mrs. Bill 1 Herring and daughter of Midland'. Beeg Question: Why is one 9th grade class having to stay in each noon? Mag Goforth Singley is having coffee Wednesday or Thursday or someday. She invited half tyie guests for Wednesday and the other half for Thursday and now nobody knows when the coffee is .to be held including Mag. Dr. Chester L. Harrison Optometrist Announces the New Location of His Office at 805 West Avenue Phone 447-5830 Wellington HORSE RACING At The McLEAN RACE TRAINING STABLES MCLEAN, TEXAS Sunday, April 12,1964 10 PURSE RACES — 6 HORSES EACH RACE $25 Each Entry PRIZE: 60 per cent — 30 per cent — 10 per cent Distance: 220 Yards to '/ 2 Mile POST TIME: 1;00 P. M, New' 6-Horse Electric Starting Gates Here's That Cloud Again! You may never see this sort of cloud coming but even an ordinary windstorm can do a lot of property damage. Make sure that you see this agency about your windstorm in- WE HAVE MOVED To Our New Location at 805 West Avenue Watch For Our Formal Opening HALES JEWELERS Wells & Wells Calyin Hurst Harold Watkins J aek Sanford INSURANCE _•_ ABSTRACTS "Dependable Insurance" Dial 447-2520 911 West Arenu. Wellington, Texas

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