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Microfilm Service and Sales P.O.Box 8066 Jooo Dallas,Texas 10 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, April 16, 1964 Number 39 THE WINGED W—DISTRICT CHAMPIONS These wearers of the Winged W form the team Rudy, Ray Floyd, Olan Moore, Bryan Hatch and that will represent Wellington high school in the Lynn Wolf. In front, from left, are Coach Harold regional Interscholastic League track meet in Lamb, Danny Martin, Wayne Barton, Gary Berg- Lubbock Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. vail, Kenneth Patterson, and Coach Don Beck In the back row, from left are Gary White, Joe Rev. Quaid New Chaplain at Boys Ranch The Rev. Kenneth Quaid, pastor of Faith Baptist Church for 17 months, has resigned to enter non-denominational work amd to serve as chaplain at Boys Ranch near Channinig. The services Sunday, April 12, were his last at the Wellington church. In addition to serving as chaplain of the world-famous ranch, Rev. Quaidi will Ibe the Bible teacher and' counselor. Rev. Quaid, a native of Ardmore, Okla., entered the ministry in 1957 and received his bachelor of arts degree from Wayland College in 1962. He — See back page Directors Re-Elected Payment of Rebate Checks Is Held Up by Restraining Order Payments of rebates to members of the Farmers Co-op Gin were held up at the annual meeting Saturday due to a restraining order that was served on 1 the officers and directors at 11:16 a.m. A,pril 11 only two hours and forty-five minutes before the meeting was scheduled to start. The res'ttraining order, the second served on the gin officials during the week, was filed in Wheeler county by Hardin and Hardin of Shamrock and listed Garland 1 Abernathy as plaintiff and was issued by Judge Lewis Goodrich of the 31st Judicial District. Hearing Phone Booths Damaged 3 Burglaries Here During Week End Three break-ins and a case of vandalism were reported over the week end by law enforcement officers. Taken from Steve Owens Auto Supply Tuesday night, April 9 was (between $75 and $100 in money and a ,22 automatic Mossberg rifle, Police Chief Donald Nunnelley reported. The money was taken from the candy and coke machines and two cash registers in the office, he said. Entry was 1 gained' by breaking out a small window in. the west side of the building, Chief Nunnelley explained, and the door to (burglars unlocked a leave. "At least two people took part," he added. Early Friday morning, the borne of Mr. and' Mrs, Joe Sours north of Lutie was entered, and officers were told a shotgun, a .410 shotgun, a .22 rifle and small radio were taken. The family was not at home at the time of the burglary, which was reported about .noon Friday. Some time during the week end, the 'building at Marian Airpark Swimming pool was entered, but nothing was taken, Chief Nunmolley said'. Entry was gained by (breaking latches. Also on Friday night, vandals cut the cords and took two receivers from the pay telephone booths in front of the General Telephone Company (building, and a third from the booth at Phiipps Enco Station, 8th and Haskell Streets, according to the police chief. Announcement was made at the annual meeting that all rebate checks had been written and that the exact amount of each check was known by the banks and other lending agencies. The banks of Wellington have agreed to loan the amount of the check, upon assignment of the check, to any member of the Co-op Gin who is in need of the money immediately. Two Specialists to Speak on this second' order and the application for a permanent injunction has been set for Thursday, April 16 in Wheeler. The first restraining order was filed in Collinffsworth county April 8 by the same attorneys and listed C. C. Killingsworth, Kenneth Killingsworth, J. E. Killiingsworth,, T. B. Killingsworth, 'Leonard Mills of Wheeler county and' A. M. Saunders of CoWingsworth county. At that time Judge Goodrich said he would 'be unable to hear the case until after April 11, but that he was agreeable to calling in another judge to hold the hearing. The hearing was held in Panhandle April 9 before Jud!ge Max Boyer of Perryton with the firm of Williams, Broughtton and Forbis of Childlress representing the Fanner Co-op Gin of Wellington. Judge Boyer dismissed the restraining order and officials went ahead with their iplans for the annual meeting. In each of the cases the plaintiffs claimed damage to planting seed that had heen delinted at the Farmers Co-op Gin in Wellington. Damages claimed in the first suit totaled $41,374.97 and in the second case the damages claimed County-Wide Nutrition Workshop Slated Thursday "Food for Fitness" will be the theme of a workshop for the women of Collingsworth county Thursday, April 16, when nutrition in. its many phases will be covered. Plans were announced this week by Mrs, Kathryn iBarjen- •bruch, home demonstration agent. Two members of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service staff will he here to assist in the workshop— Mrs. Eula J. Newman, home management specialist, and Miss Maeona Cox, food and nutrition specialist. The meeting will be in the community building and both day and evening sessions are scheduled, Mrs. Barjenbruch said. "All sessions are open to-the (public, and we cordially invite anyone interested in food and nutrition to attend," the home demonstration agent announced. During the morning session, which opens at 9 a.m., Miss Cox will discuss "Foods Make a Difference," and Mrs. Newman, "Planning for Food." During the afternoon meeting, which opens at 1 p.m. Miss Cox will speak on "What's Your Best Buy," and Mrs. Newman will discuss "Manage the Food Dollar." Mrs. Carl Crosnoe will preside at the sessions and Mrs. Uarjembruch will be the opening speaker. Mrs, Bill Brewster and Mrs. Haskell Manuel -—See back paye amounted to $5,766.25. As the order of business after the opening prayer and reading of the minutes and the reading of the financial report at the meeting Saturday, Clyde Emmert asked John T. Forbis and C. C. Broughton to explain the legal proceedings that had involved the gin during the past week, which they did' in detail as outlined above. The financial report read by Jack Kopp showed that the gin processed 19,602 bales last season and earned a total profit of $287,622.95 and that $25,000.00 had "been set aside as a reserve. — See back page Leon Furgason Loses Fight for Life Tuesday Thirty-two year old Leon Furgason lost his valiant fight for life at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 in John Seeley Hospital, Galveston, where he was to undergo oipen heart surgery. Funeral services will foe conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the First Baiptist Church with Dr. Glenn Hickey officiating. Burial will be in the West Wellington Cemetery under the direction of the Kelso Funeral Home. Mr. Furgason was fTown to Galveston ten days ago and doctors there were preparing to poo-form tho surgery when his physical condition permitted. His wife was -with Mm at the time of his death. Friends here had donated 24 pints of b'ood to be used during the operation, and members of the 3344th School Squadron of the 3320th Technical School at Amarillo Air Force Base volunteered to donate the remaining 36 pints needed after hearing of the need' for blood donors. — See back page Bearden New Commander of VFW Post Herbert Bearden was elected 1 commander of the Glynn Moore Post 6439, Veterans of Foreign Wars in the election of of facers Tuesday night, April 7. Hesuc- Horton and new officers will 'be installed at the next! regular meeting May 4. Other new officers, are Hubert Leach, senior vice commander; Lee R. Brinkley, junior vice commander; Louis E. Berg, quartermaster; Paul Spillman, .post advocate; Horton, chaplain; Dr. Carter Hoi- comb, post surgeon, and D. L. Jones, trustee for three years. Holdover trustees are V. K. Our Jr. and James R. Bowen Jr. During the past year, the post won a number of awards ranging from the district to the national level. Among the latter were the 100 per cent quota citation; the Outstanding Quartermaster award received toy Louis Berg; the 1964 Victor Streamer award for reporting 75 per cent of the quo— See back page ceecls Raymond wtith the other By John Coleman Mac Arthur in Defeat and Victory Recalled "If I wei-e selecting all the generals in the world to serve under, I would select General MacArthur," said a Wellington man who served under him during the early days of World War II. John Coleman, then a captain in the Philippines, is the only local man, so far as is known, who has had direct contact with the famous old soldier who died recently. Stationed at Nichols' Field, outside Manila, Coleman was officer of .the first received d ! ay when he orders from Douglas MacArthur, <by telephone, about two weeks ibefore the Japanese attack. The general ordered all planes dispersed over the airfield and that the men were to wear their six-shooters and gas masks at all times. "We knew something was up but we didn't know what," ioleman remembers. No guns -were to be worn m Manila, however, for the plans then were to declare it an open city. Again General MacArthur appeared unannounced early one morning for inspection of personnel. "It had been raining all the day before and the men were out in the field. Their caps were wet and on their heads every -way. .General MacArthur looked at them. > " 'Captain,, look down that line at those caps. Have the sergeant take the names of those men and you write me what disciplinary action was taken,' he said," Coleman recalls. On Dec. 19, 1941, the order came to go back to Bataan. Coleman's units wei'e defending Nichols Field from parachutists, and well scattered. "How long will it take you to get to Pier 5?" the general asked by phone. "I can be there by 5 o'clock," Coleman told him. "Five o'clock hell, make it 3," replied MacArthur. "Very well, sir," said Captain Coleman, and 1 he and! his men did ,although part of them came in trucks with the tractors still on them. Coleman last saw Mac Ar— See back page All-Sports Banquet to Honor WHS Athletes Wellington will pay honor to its young athletes 'Saturday night, April 18, at the second annual all-sports banquet, and this time the boys and gir.'s honored will 'be, for the most, part, proud bearers of district championship titles. The banquet will 'be held in the community building beginning at 8 p.m. with the Skyrocket Booster Club as sponsor. The guest speaker will be Berl Huffman, varsity baseball and freshman football coach at Texas Tech, and himself a three-sport letterman at college. Sharing the spotlight with this dynamic speaker will be the various Rocket and Rockette teams. This year, for the first time in Wellington athletic history, the school has made a clean sweep of the District 2-A championships in major sports, including football, both boys and girls basketball, and track. The tennis team has yet to go into district play. While the teams themselves will be recognized, individuals will he singled out for special awards'. Those students chosen on all-district teams will receive certificates denoting this. The fighting heart award, denoting just that, will go to a boy who is chosen by his team mates. Mr. and Miss Basketball will toe selected, and there will be awards to Mr. AllAround Skyrocket, the (Best Student Athlete, the Best Ail-Around Football Player, the Best Al- Around Lineman, and the Most Valuable Track Man. Huffman has teen a familiar figure in Panhandle sports since he came to White Deer in 1928, after lettering in three sports at Trinity University, then located at Waxahachie. In 1931 he went to Luibbock high school and in 1935 to Tech, where he was football aide and basketball head coach until 1947, excepting four years in the Air Force. After coaching at the University of New Mexico from 1947 until 1952, Huffman serv- as Albuquerque, N. M. Chamber of Commerce manager un- til becoming director of the State Economic Development Commission of New Mexico. Two years later he took a position as director of Alamagordo Industrial* Development corporation, from which post he returned to Tech two years ago. James Larson, high school band director, will be the master of ceremonies at Saturday Til *>«l"i4- 'CT Itfift »i*«4- night's banquet. FEATURED AT SPORTS BANQUET Berl Huffman, varsity baseball and freshman football coach at Texas Tech, will be the principal speaker at the second all-sports banquet Saturday night, April 18. He is much in demand by civic and industrial organizations and school groups as a speaker. Building Fund Kickoff Methodists to Hear Dr. Lovern at Loyalty Dinner April 21 With a loyalty dinner family night Tuesday, April 21, officials of First Methodist Church will launch the building fund drive for the first unit of the proposed new church braiding. Coming as guest speaker is Dr. J. Chess- Lovem, pastor of First Methodist Church, Lubbock, and one of the denomination's distinguished preachers of the southwest. The dinner, a covered dish affair, will be held in the church dining room beginning at 7:30 p.m. and following tihis will he Dr. Lovern's talk of a challenging and inspirational nature, the pastor, the Rev. Davis Edens said. No pledges will be received that night, the pastor added. The church nursery will be open and there will be special activities for children while the program for the adults and young people fis in progress. Donald Nunnelley is general chairman of the ibuilding fund, and Bill Hatch is program chairman for the Tuesday night dinner. Dr. Lovem, a 1 native of Georgia, attended Emory Universi- To Broaden Understanding Pulpit Exchange in City Churches Sunday Pastors of a group of Wellington churches will participate in a pulpit exchange Sumday, April 19, for the morning worship services. This is sponsored 1 by the Ministerial Alliance and churches participating are members of that body. "The purpose of the pulpit exchange is to broaden the spirit of fellowship and understanding among the churches of the city," explained Dr. Glenn Hickey, secretary of the Alliance. Churches -participating and guest preachers for the Sunday morning service will be: First Baptist Church, the Rev. Davis B. Edens, who is pastor of First Methodist Church; First Methodist Church, Dr. Hickey, who is pastor of First Baptist Church. Trinity Methodist, the Rev. Verrell Leeper, pastor of 1/utie Baptist Church. Lutie Baptist Church, the Rev. R. H, Knight, pastor of Trinity Methodist. First Christian Chuirch, the Rev. Jack Durham, who is pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Nazareno Church, Min. Hiram Cassel, minister of First Christian Church. Several churches who are members of the Ministerial Alliance were unable to participate in the pulpit exchange at this time. ty, Oxford, Ga., and received bachelor of arts and: divinity degress from Southern Methodist University. Southwestern University conferred the honorary doctor of divinity degree in 1951. Before coming to Lubbock in 1954, Dr. Lovern was pastor of Laurel Heights Methodist Church in San Antonio. He serves on T2ie 'bomrd of trustees of Methodist Hospital, Lu'bbock, and McMurry College, Aibilene, and also hag' served' o<n various boards and committees of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference of the Methodist Church, with emphasis on those pertaining to missions. The Church School of First Methodist Church, Lubbock. is the second largest in Methodism, and for three years that church was second in total money raised. This week also, Donald Nunnelley, general chairman of the building program, announced committees that will work with him. A number of chairmen will name additional members to work with them. Dan Henard is in charge of solicitation, and under him, John Forbis is chairman of the memorial gifts committee. Jack Davis, Walter Franks and R. R. Crawley are membears. Friday and Saturday Dodson Co-op Slates Meeting and Auction The Dodson Co-op Enterprises rounds out its biggest year with the annual two days of events this week end, Edwin Crowder, manager, has announced. The stockholders meeting will be held Friday night at the high school. Preceding it will be a barbecue supper at the gym. starting at 7:30 p.m. The business meeting will follow. On Saturday, the annual auction sale will "be held on the Co-op Gin yard', beginning at 9:30 a.m. and running through the day. To make up this, biggest year for the co-op, 6,494 bales of cotton were ginned and moi-e than 5,000,000 pounds of wheat and milo were handled in the elevator, Crowder said. High point of the business meeting Friday night will be the distribution of rebate checks, totaling $43,843, or $0.75 per bale on the basis of an average bale. Newell 1 Burke of Ffloydada, auditor for the gin and a former Dodson resident, will re- iport on the finances for the year and explain the various items of the audit. Directors will be elected to close out the business meeting. Entertainment will ; be by Ted Parker and the music department of the school. President of Dodson Co-op Enterprises is Pete Nipper, while Olan Farris is vice president and [Louis Patterson is secretary. Directors are Bill Holder, P, E. Conaway, Kenneth Hudson and Hugh Painter. The auction serves as. a big annual community gathering. It is the policy of the co-op that no item will be sold for more than its regular price, and bidding will be stopped when it reaches that point. Temperatures High Lovr Wed. April 8 64 39 Thur. April 9 74 40 Fri. April 10 80 44 Sat. April 11 82 52 Sun. April 12 88 54 Mon. April 13 71 46 Tues. April 14 75 48 Wed. April 15 56

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