The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 16, 1964 · Page 2
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Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 16, 1964
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«°%tV f'i& $V!x V,' j' '*•• ,£)' • , ? \ I, j! ,«'."'' ^ " -i -' V)I t >H'; /', /u^ y , V'"' 1 '' 4 «- Teac/iers ftecognixcd ^ ,, ^ , . MinSdn Reunion Draws 155 From Wide Area , Vinson high school graduates met the Easter week end for the reunion in" the Vinson gymnasium, "v! . Approximately 155 were present for the annual event. The theme, "South of the Border" was colorfully used through the banquet hail and on the quartet tables. Members and their guestp were registered by Sharon JJogan, secretary of the Alumna 1 . Visiting was the order of the evening before the banquet and while members arrived'. Presiding at the head table were Kent Pence of Hollis, president; Larue Davidson of Elk City, vice president; Sharon Logan of Amarillo, secretary. . Jack Hart of Vinson gave the welcome and J. B. Best of Sulphur was master of ceremonies. Pence presented the Alumni plaque by proxy to Brehda Trench for the most outstanding senior of the year. All classes from 1922 were recognized. 'Each member was asked to give the number of children he or she has. and the number of grandchildren if any. The class of 1922 was represented by two and the class of 1925 by two members present. A few classes had six or , seven of their members on hand. All (present and past •teachers were recognized and asked to stand 1 . Mrs. Ruth Pence represented the most years taught in the system, and a standing ovation .was given my members who had attended her classes. •Mxsi Sybil Gardner March of Floydada was recognized as one of , the , first teachers' in the <high school. The parents (present that were eligible for honorary membership were Mr .and Mrs Ben Stallings, Mr. and Mrs J. B. Downs, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kromer, and. Mrs. Eunice Reynolds. A business meeting followec the meal and officers- electee for another year were Forrest Oveiton, president; Russell Overton, vice president; and Wanda. McCain, secretary. , The' alumni 'banquet and homecoming was voted to con tinue : each year. A motjion was made and carried to extern membership for the next 12 years <to those students going from here to finish in other high school, since Vinson higl school no longer exists. Pro gram numbers were given b? Reiba Overton and' Doris David son. Among the out of town mem bers of Vinson Alumni pres ent were 'Mr. and Mrs. Larue Davidson and Mr. and Mrs Billy Davidson of Elk City Vir. and Mrs. Max Pence of ranite; Weldon Reno of Pan- mndle; Mr. and -Mm Floyd Burg-ess of Earfjh; Sybil Gardner Marsh of Floydada; Mr. and Mrs. Ledell Casey, Dell Casey, Mr. and Mrs. >wain Darrow of Ponca City; Hr. and Mrs. Jerry Darrow of •ampa; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Downs of Shiprock, N.M.; Mr. and Mrs. Olen Weldon of Borger; Mr. and Mrs. Wil- )ur Tillman, Mr. and Mrs. Don Staten, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Trench, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sherrill, Mr. and! Mm Winifred Sherrill, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sherrill, Sharon and Logan, all of Amarill'o; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Best of Sulphur, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. James Howard of Duncan, Oka.; Mrs. Oletha Finley. Sulphur, Okla-.; Freddy Ford, Seymour; Jeanie Ford, Joe Downs, Bob Downs, Mr; and Mrs. A. W. Sherrill, >Lyda Aaron, of Weatherford; Earl Kyle, John Dale Snider, Charlie Abercromifeie, Wheeler; Mr. and Mrs. Ray James of Olustee, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jones of Ron; Hattie Sanders, ,Mr. and Mrs'. Will Seddon, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holder, Mr. and Mrs. Keith of Hollis; Mr. and Mrs. Bilibrey of Final Rites Friday for Mrs. Cocke Vinson News Lockney; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stallings, Jean Holder, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Reno, of Oklahoma 'City; Mr. and Mrs. Green-lea of Moore, Okla.; Mr. airtd Mrs. Fred Smith, Clyde Nell Clinton and' Lavern Nesmith of Mangum; Mr. and Mrs. 'George Keeton of Ama- rlllo; Gracie Keeton Boyeft of Borger, Nata Lee Brunson of Atamagordo, N.M., and Glenda Weldon of Portales, N. M. Women Held on Check Charges Two Negro women living at Dodson were arrested Monday, April 6 after they had passed a forged check and attempted to pass another in that town. Sheriff John Rainey named the two as Maxine Butler against whom a complaint of passing & forged instrumenl was filed, and Ovilla Pope, filed on for attempting to pass a forged check. The name of R. J. Holland prominent Dodson stock farmer, was signed to both checks which were for $10 each. The husbands of both women work for Mr. Holland, according to the sheriff. The women were picked up in Hollis Monday afternoon by Sheriff Rainey and Harmon county officers. Funeral services for Mrs. Estella V. Cocke, a member of one of the first families to settle • in this area, were conducted at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church at) 10 a.m. Friday," April" 10, "by the Rev. Patrick Burke, priest. Burial was in the North Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Sandy Parsons Jr., Jones Singley. Meflvin Scale, Ross Swift, Donald Curry and Harris Royal. Mrs. Cocke died) in the Happy Harbor Rest Home at LaPorte at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, following a short illness. Wellington was Mrs/ Oocke's home during much of her life and it was onry In August) 1962 that she left) to make her home with a daughter. She had been n LaPorte since January 1963. Mrs. Cocke was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. W. jribbte and was /born in Denton county Aug. 19, 1885. She came here with the family in 1888, two years before the organization of the county or ;he founding of Wellington. After attending the Welling;on schools, Mrs. Cocke went the high school department of Goodnight College, then to Clarendon College and later to the University of Texas. After her children were grown she worked witih the state legislature in Austin, and during World War II in the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Cocke was a talented musician and over a long period of years was active in promoting music in Wellington. After returning here she was affiliated wtith the Wellington Federated Music Cluib. She assisted with the music program in the Happy Harbor home. She wasi active in the town's civic and cultural life, and was a member of one of its early clubs', the Wednesday Study Club. Mrs. Cocke also painted and flower raising was a ho!b- by. v ' 4 ' * r • Among those • who have been ill, -recently, in the com- munitjy are Mrs. J, W. Hart, who had surgery this past week in Wesley Hospital, Okla- 'homa City. % • Mrs. Bilt Burnett is re- culperating at home after a week in the Southwest Hospital in Mangum. • John Briscoe has been in the Wichita Falls CMnic for several day®. • Mrs, R. L. Wirley has •been in the HolUs Memorial Hospital several days. She is home, at the present^ time." • Mrs. Bill Tollman is staying with her mother, Mrs. Morris Wylie at the Southwest Hospital, Mangum. Mrs. Wylie has 'been seriously ill. • Mr. and Mrs. J. C. FMnri attended funeral services- Friday for her slsrter at Roosevelt, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Flirin returned Saturday to Oklahoma City witih their som, Jerry FJinn for a further medical checkup and shbrt visit with the children. ^ '' % ' . " • Mrs. Dean McCain of Mangum is visiting with''a son and daughter and other relatives this week."Mrs. McCain is recovering from surgery at the hospital in Mangum. • Judy French is slowly recovering from a car wreck. She is moving about now with the aid! of a wheel chair and crutches. • Mr. amd Mrs. Kenneth Kromer and son, Lynn, made a trip to Dallas Saturday. • Visiting in the Jim Kromer and She) ton Kromer homes over the week end were Mr. and Mrs. Farris Kromer from the Panhandle of Texas 1 , also Mrs. (Bess Jones, a sister from Oklahoma City. • Mrs. 'LJoyd Bramnsworth and sons, Randy and Ronnie of Snyder visited with her parents', Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Taylor. A brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Taylor of Gruver also visited in the home. Camp Fire Girls •Surviving Mrs. Cocke are a daughter and son, Mrs. W. P. Swift of Dallas and Richard! Cocke III of Houston; and three grandchildren: W. P. Swift Jr. of Victoria; Mrs. Sammy Earls of LaPorte and Richard H. Cocke IV of Houston. There are four great grandchildren. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Percy Wells and Mrs. Fred Watkins of Wellington, only broth etr, Mrs. Cocke's Judge Luther Gribble, dlied in January. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Gillen- tlne and son, (Buzz, of Hereford, visited during the week end witih her father and brother, J. B. Castlebeirry and Mr. and Mrs. Bobo Castleberry and Betsy and Susie. The Happy Bl-ue Bird® met Tuesday, April 7 to work on their jewelry (boxes, and this was followed! by a game period. Attending were Lana Pore- hand, Andrea Lowe, Nancy Graham, Lennie Morgan, Sherry Gray, Kris Aaron, and Connie Lewis, who was hostess. Mrs. Bobo Castleberry is leader and Mrs. E. W. Clement assistant. The Pretty Blue [Birds painted a group picture and also individual pictures with presto and sparkle paints when they met Friday, Afpril 10. . r Mrs. James Sullivan was leader.., /:••;- . : ••.•;.-.•.• .. ; : Edi Watkins wos hostess and those attending were Patti McAlister, Debbie McGraw, Debbie (Long, Cyntihia Harrison, Phylis Sullivan, Ranrona Ford arid Juliana Baumgafdner. The Cardinal Blue Birds met Friday. April 10, at the Camp Fire building. The group made [pictures out of paper plates and rick-rack. Refreshments were served >by Pam Shumate, Landie White and Nancy Shumate to the following: Delia Shumate, Gwen Hedger, Jan McGill, Reta Branch, Janet Holland, Janet Word, Judy Peters, Connie Bearden, Kathy Bartletit, Mitzie Pendleton, Kaby Sullivan, LesHie Hedger and the leaders, Mrs Shumate and Mrs. Peters. DDT ALSO HOLDS DOWN DISEASE; Dr. J. S. Wiseman, Texas Stafe Health Department entomologist, says diseases transmitted iby insects have been on the wane since DDT .was firs used an 1939. Mm Doris Weis'baium and daughter of Wichita Falls wei'e week end guests in the home of her parents, -Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davidson. SOL-U-PHOS. 'The SOLUTION For Your Fertilizer Problem" May we help you with your Fertilizer Problems. Let us figure your cost per acre basis and show how you can save $$ per acre with PROVEN PRODUCTS such as SOL-U-PHOS. PELLETED FERTILIZER FOLIAR FEEDING •• AND ANHYDROUS AMMONIA See us now for Custom Application or we Have Applicators for Lease Warrick Feed Store Miss Susie Romo of Ama rillo spent the past week em with her parents. Mr. and Mrs J. M. Romo and family. Many Here for McKinney Rites A large group of friends and relatives were in Dodson to attend the funeral of Z. 0. McKinney on Wednesday, April 8. These included Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Branum, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stanley, Mrs. Bill Ford, Mrs. Ruel Alexander and Mark, Mr. and Mrs>. Henry Rampy arid Mark, John Branum, Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Branum and 1 Mrs. Faye Branum, of Amarillo; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Branum of Portales, N.M.; Mr. and Mrs. Blayne Branum of Luib- bock; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Branum of Canyon; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Branum of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Whitmore of Lewisville; Mr. and Mrs. Bundy Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hunt of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Finis Firestone and Mrs. Earliine Gibbs of Portales, N.M.; Mrs. Emma Firestone of Melrose, N. M.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul McKinney Mrs. W. O. McKinney, Wylie McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis McKinney, Mr. and Mrs Morrisi McKinney and children, of Borger; Mrs. Roy Martin and children of Andrews; Rich ard Dodd of Lubbock; Kenneth Miller of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. ILowell Bennett of Erick; Mrs. J. W. Branum Jr. of Fanriington, N. M. Johnny Branum of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Alice McKin ney of Erick; Mr. and Mrs Ben Branum, Lowell Branum and Mrs. Juanita Garrett o Midland; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Branum and Juretta Copeland of Dal THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, April 16, 1964 as; Terry Bouchelle of Amarillo; Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Tate, and Mrs. Maude Patterson of Ohildress; Mr. and Mrs. Truman Teel of Cordell, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs>. Jack Stewart of Midland; James Clement and Kenneth Hunt of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Carton of Sentinel, Okla.; Mrs. LinBratz, Mr. and Mrsi Leland Bonneau and RaUph Wynn of Plainview; j. P. LaCass and Claude Yell of Pampa; Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Hollis of Mangum; Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Scott of Muleshoe; Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Scott of Luibbock; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dishman of Lelia (Lake; John Justice of Clarendon; N. L. Wesson of Dimmitt, and) Mrs. Arthur Wells of Shamrock. Jflrs. Jess Cook visited! in Borger over the Easter holidays witih her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Harrell and Phyllis. Mrs. Cook received word recently of the death of her brother, Ernest BueE of Colfax. Calif. Frances Hill in Honor Society A Wellington 'high school graduate, Frances Hill, is a- niong ithe only 51 University of Texas coeds named to Alpha Lamibda Delta, national honorary society for freshmen women with high grades. •Miss Hill is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hill and was .graduated last sfpring aa valedictorian of her class. She and an Amarillo girl were the only ones from the Panhandle to be invited into the society. Mrs. David Armstrong and two daughters of Lubbock spent the Easter holidays with her mother, Mrs. W. W. McClaskey. They also visited -Mr. and Mrs. Keith Smith and Ann. Miss Ann Clark, student at Howard Payne College, Brownwood, was a house guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ori» West this past week end. Dr. Chester L Harrison Optometrist CONTACT LENSES 805 West Avenue On West Side of Square I will be at my off ice each Tuesday and Friday Phone 447-5830 Wellington Annual Auction Farmers Gin & Elevator Dodson, Texas Saturday, April 18 To our many friends and members we extend our cordial invitation to our annual community day and auction sale. This will be the twelfth year for this all day event and we have enjoyed each one of them, and we feel you have gotten a pleasure from meeting your friends here and enjoying opportunity to buy many farm needs at even less than you expected to pay even at an auction sale, because most of you have heard us stop the selling to tell you to back up on your bids, you were too high on that item. This year the Dodson High School, under the leadership of (Ole Hamburger King) Bill Lackey will be on hand with pies, cakes, candy, hamburgers, sandwiches, pops, and coffee to see that every one goes away well fed. Our policy is and has been that we will not let you pay as much for anything as our every day cheap price, and that anything sold is guaranteed to be as represented and if something should be wrong please return it and get it corrected. We Will Sell At Auction The Following and Many Other Items A Brand New 2-speed, 2-cycle 29" EGA Whirlpool Washer A Brand New 23" RCA Victor Television Console, with the UHF tuner unit installed Several 4000 CFM 2-speed Evaporative Air-Conditioners Some Gasoline Lawn Mowers A Few MiroMatic Electric Skillets One 30-cup MiroMatic Electric Coffee Maker, nice for clubs, parties or businesses. Some "Shopmate" 7" Electric Saws More "Shopmate" i/ 2 " Electric Drills Several "Shopmate" 1/4" Electric Drills Plenty 12^ Ga. Belgium Barbed Wire Lots 9 x 12 Linoleum Rugs And we ain't even started yet look up Oodles 12" x 1/4" Cultivator or Hoeme Sweeps, and I do mean OODLES. We have had these a long time and if we can get the price up to even i/2 of what a 12" sweep sells for you can buy one or a hundred. 4" to 10" Sweeps Galore Picnic Ice Boxes Wrenches, Hammers, Saws, Vices, Rope, Chopping Hoes, Shovels, Water Hose, Air Hose, Shampoo, what, yep that's what it says, Ironing board covers, Suitcases, trot- lines, Pole Holders, I don't know how they got in. Baseballs, Lanterns, Spray Paint, House Paint, Brush Paint, Butane Torches, Butane Bottles, Tool Boxes, Glue, Rat Poison, Cattle Spray, Weedkiller, Hand Cleaner, Barsleak, Formula 9. PLANTING SEEDS Fill Your Silos Yieldmaker Silomaker Goldmaker Cropguard Three Little Indians For Pasture Common Sudan Sweet Sudan Haygrazer Blackeyed Peas PICKER COTTON Acala 1517 BRI Acala 1517 D Acala 44 Stoneville 7A Stoneville 213 Rex D. P. & L Smoothleaf STRIPPER COTTON Gregg Western Paymaster 111 Lankhart 57 Lankhart 611 T. P. S. A. 41 Auburn Northern Star 5 The person who buys the most Northern Star at the sale gets 100 Ibs. free. Of course we will give tickets for the drawings for free gifts throughout the day. Everyone who visits the sale will get something so you can't lose. In the past when the crowds were big enough we have set off some pretty good rains, so you might help on this. The Weather Will Not Stop Us If it rains it makes the sale better, if the sand blows it makes the next day better, if it is pretty don't go fishing, just come to the sale and make more money. We will start the sale at 9:30 a. m, and stop when you get ready.

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