The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 16, 1964 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 10

Wellington, Texas
Issue Date:
Thursday, April 16, 1964
Page 10
Start Free Trial

Page 10 article text (OCR)

^DIDACTICS —By Deskins Wells While everyone as confident that the rebate checks will 'be released before long, fit is also obvious that the restraining order wMl have an adverse effect on retail lousiness for the present. The payment of the rebate checks from the co-op gins has added a spurt to our economy each spring with a noticeable increase in sales. Of course the paymente will be made at Dodson as usual. It is estimated that this money, which some people say is like finding it In the middle of the road, changes hands four.. times within two months after the checks have been issued. That means that a quarter of a million dollars in rebates is equivalent to a million dollars in gross sales. Speaking of money, I performed a Boy Scout deed one day last week. I found a small leather purse right in front of The Leader office. In fact I stepped on it as I got out of the pickup. The purse contained $35 in ten and five dollar bills and that .was' all—no identification whatever and no change. I wrote out a Found ad for the paper and put it on the hook, but the daughter of the owner came toy looking for the purse im less than an hour. She said her mother was going to pay her house rent with ,the money. The sandstorm that struck suddenly Sunday afternoon was a rough one and was unusual in that the first blast was the strongest gust of the entire storm. It smashed trailers wn the gin yard, turned over heavy metal chairs on lawns, ripped shingles from the roofs of a few residences, and tore corrugated iron off of some barns. There was nothing tornadic about the storm. It was simply a straight wind from the north but there was violence in it. Clean Sweep for Major Sports Rockets Win 3-A Track Title; Send 10 to Regional Contest Considering the severity of the storm it was remarkable to note how little damage was done to the plowed fields around here. The difference as compared to that of thirty years ago when sand actually pited up as high as tihe top of fence posts is due partly to improved methods of cultivation. Many acres in wheat and heavy grass contributed another safety check. I presume <he teenagers and the young couples in their twenties and early thirties get bored hearing about what happened thirty years ago; but it is interesting for some of the rest of us to remember. The most peculiar dust storm that ever fell on Wellington started out ; as a beautiful day, bright and crisp with not a detectable breeze stirring. Then about 10 a.m. almost on the minute if memory serves correctly, it began to get dark. Red dust as fine as face powder was falling straight down in the midst of silence and calm. Within a matter of minutes it was difficult to make out the outline of the courthouse and it was impossible to see across the square. In less than two hours a quarter of an inch of the powdery dust covered the streets and sidewalks and it continued to fall throughout the afternoon and into the night. Meteorologists explained the queer storm in this fashion: Vast windstorms over Colorado, Kansas and northern New Mexico 'lifted the finer particles of dust thousands of feet Unto the air where it was carried by strong .winds aloft with no surface winds blowing. As the winds above began to subside the dust began to settle and' the red fallout began. Some of the storms that year covered all of Texas and dust settled on fishing boats far out in the Gulf of Mexico. It is beginning to look like most of our fruit crop may have escaped the freeze, south of Salt Fork that is. Tom Cunningham says it may be a different story north of the river. There is still time for cold winds to sweep the plains; but we are not likely I Wellington Skyrockets won the District 2-A track championship at McLean. Saturday, April 11 to make a clean sweep of the major sports titles this year. Wellington boys made a total of 137 points and tihe nearest competitor, second place Memphis, had 113. Third place went to Lefors with 94 ^points; fourth, Canadian, 80; fifth, Clarendon. 52; and sixth, McLean, 43. Ten Wellington boys, all first and second place winners, qualified to compete iin the regional competition at Lubbock Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. These are Bryan Hatch, Danny Martin, Kenneth Patterson/Gary Bergvall, .Gary White, Ofan 'Moore, William Barton, Fay Floyd, Lynn Waif, and Joe Rudy. Skyrocket winners ini the Mc- ILean meet were: Bryan Hatch, first in the 120 yard high hurdles, 15.2; and first, 180 yard .low hurdles, 21.6; second; 100 yard dash, 10.2. .•••;;:..•;: . ••. • . .••..; ••. .. Danny Martin, .second, 180 yard low hurdles, 21.7; fifth, 120 yard hliigh hurdles, 16.7. Kenneth Patterson, first, pole vault, 10'. Gary Bergvall, second, pole vault. 10'; third!, high jump, 5'6". Joe Rudy, second, shot put, 44'7". Chester McLain, fourth, discus, 118'; fifth, «hot put, 4211". Skip Duncan, sixth, shot put, 41'. Gary White, ithkd, 440 yardi, dash, 54.3; fifth, broad jump, 19'8". and sixth, 120 yard high hurdles, 16.8. Olan Moore: third, 880 yard! dash, 2:10.7. Dwayne Poteet), fourth, 880 yard dash, 2:12. Tommy Yarbrough, fifth, in 880 yard dash, 2:13.3. Lynn Wolf, first, mite run, 5:07.8. Ronnie Hurst, fourth, 220 yard dash, 23.8. Ray Ftoyd, fifth. 440 yard dash, 56.3. Mile relay, first, 3:37.2, members: G. White, W. Barton, K. Patterson and! 0. Moore. 440 yard relay: fifth, 47.3; members, D. Martin, R. Hurst, 0. Moore and K. Patterson. Comanche District Hundred Boys Due for Seoul Comporee Benefit Gome Here Thursday A return basketball match on Thursday, April 1C will again see action between Wellington and Quail players, with the money going to Quail to help finance its summer Little League baseball program, according to Bob Crawford, Little League president. The game will be tin the Wellington gymnasium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the first game went to the Wellington phase of the Little [League program. Among the men playing for Quail 1 will be >Gano and Billy Wdlson. P. J. White, Raymond Horton', Loyd Langley, Raymond Neeley, Jack Neeley and Dale Rafeliff. Wellington players will include Carroll Nunnelley, Glen Lacy, Charles Gibson, John Coffee, Paul Guthnie, Richard Nail, Carl Daves', (Bob Craw- Ford, Craig Bergvall and Ronnie O'Rear. to lose the fruit. And while it is my policy not to predict rain officially until May, you may remember that I said it could rain by April 20. Five district champions in one school year! That is a record that has> never been equaled in Wellington before. The championship teams were: boys footiball, basketball and track, and girls basketball in WHS, and girls track in Booker T. Wellington. Ten of the Wellington trackmen qualified for the regional meet and their numbers as well as their ability should prove an asset. The Comanche District, Adobe Walls Council, Boy Scouts of America 1 , wiN hold its annual district Camporee southwest of Wellington on Buck Creek Friday and Saturday April 17 and 18. Elmont Branigan of Memphis, Camporee dSrector, said more than 100 Scoutsi and their leaders will participate, coming from the four-county Comanche District of Oollin^sworth, Hall, Donley and Wheeler counties. Each troop attending- will be organized' into patrols and each patrol, under its leader, will have an opportunity to win a ribbon. The troop with the highest score will be awarded the Buckskin Trophy. Each patrol present will have an opportunity to participate in these events: monkey bridge buildfing, first aid, signaling, sack race, making a fire by friction, the chariot race, cooking and camping. Two Wellington troops will WHS Golf Team Plays in 2-A Tourney Monday The first ,golf team in Wellington high school history par- tictijpated in its first scholastic competition of any kind when the four-member team played in the District 2-A tournament in Memphis Monday, April 13. The team placed third Memphis was first and McLean second. Both have participated! in golf for a number of years. Playing for the Skyrockets were Stanley Bratten, Randy Wooldridge, Ronny Hurst, and Dan Wanrick, Louis Graham is sponsor. Coleman — from page one thiur at the railroad station in Yokahama, Japan, at the end of the war, as be and other prisoners of war were on their way to freedom. MacArthur stood at salute as the men left the train, and tears ran down his cheeks. "If there is anything we nave that you want, you can lave it," he to-ld the prisoners of war a few minutes 'later. Rev. Quaid — from page one came here from the pastorate of Grow Baptist Church near Padueah. Rev. and Mrs. Quaid have iive children: Joye Renee 11, £enna Kensie 10, Kenneth Ray 9. Roger Dale 5, and' Steven Glenn, 6 months. The three older children will attend school it /Boys Ranch. The family moved to their new home Tuesday. participate, Troop 31, sponsored by the American ILegion Post with Gerald Summerford as Scoutwaster, and Troop 87, sponsored by Booker T. Washington school, winh Lorenzo Person as Scoutmaster. A group of Wellington Scout- ers will help with the judging. Among those helping with the Camporee will ibe Billy Moseley and Gus' Allen of Wellington ; Lawrence Neece; Frank Phelan and Presley Yarbroxigh of Clarendon; Frank Walker amd John Manning of Wheeler; Rev. Richard) Avery and Mackey Allen of Memphis. Workshop from page one will direct recreation periods both in the morninig and afternoon, and there will be group discussion. The afternoon session ends at 3 p.m. A salad luncheon will be served at noon, with home demonstration club members bringing the food. The night program is planned especially for those who work. Mrs. Cecil Masten will preside and Mrs. Eugene Morrow will be in charge of registration, which starts at 7 p.m. On this program, Miss Cox will discuss "Foods We Need to Eat," and Mrs. Newman 'Managing for Family Food." The session is due to end at 9 p.m. Mrs. Newman has been home management specialist for the Extension Service since 1952, and prior to that she was a county home demonstration agent, serving at one time in Bailey county. She holds degrees from Texas Woman's University and Central State Teachers College, Edmund, Oklahoma, and' has. done graduate work at Tech, and the Universities of Tennessee and Ohio. In 1951 she was named outstanding agent by the National Home Demonstration! Association. Miss Cox also is a former home demonstration agent and home economics teacher. She has degrees from North Texas State University and did graduate work, at Colorado State University. Miss Cox joined the Extension Service staff in Norwood FFA Members Win District Honors The Samnorwood FFA chapter was well represented at the Green'belt District meeting held m Memphis. Wednesday, April 8. Bill Wischkaemper was elected district nominee for area president; Neal Lowry was elected district nominee to run in the area for a state office; and Ken Baxter won the Greenbelt District public speaking contest. The title of Baxter's winning speech was "Can We Justfitfy the Teaching of Vocational Agriculture in High School." The three stoidtents will compete in the Area I contests to be held in Lubbock May 9. The voting delegates from the Samnorwood chapter were Lloyd Stice and Dean Tate. They were accompanied to Memphis Iby John E. Dwyer and Jack ILowiry. Brother of Mrs. Coleman Dies Mrs. Frank Coleman of Quail was called to Dalhart by the death of her brother, Brooks -Thomas, who passed away Saturday, April 11. A_ retired farmer, Mr. Thomas lived many years at Texline and for the past seven years at Dalhart. He was 75. Funeral services! were conducted Monday at the First Baptist Church in Dalhart and •burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery there. Surviving are his wife, the former Ileta Graves who lived in the north part of the county; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Gray of Amarillo; and two sisters', Mrs. CoJeman and Mrs. Lottie Yeates of Beeville. Mrs. Bill Hill of the Needwood community is a sister-in-law. 4-H Share the Fun Contest Set The 4-H Share the Fun contest will be held 1 Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Dodson school auditorium, Mra. Kathryn Barjenbruch. home demonstration agent, announced. There will be two divisions: seniors for club members 14 years of age and over, and juniors for those 9 to 14. Winners will compete on the district level at Canyon Saturday, April 25. CARE For Those You Love Thomas Nursing Home 1200 Fifteenth St. Wellington, Texas Dr.M.Y.Cobb Chiropractor BL 6-1133 310 South Main Shamrock, Texas Irrigation Systems and Parts Lawn and Garden Needs Permanent Flowers & Arrangements SPECIAL 50 % OFF 10 Days Only APRIL 17 — APRIL 27 BUSH HONEYSUCKLE FORSYTHIA GOLD SPOT SILVER KING SILVER QUEEN PAMPAS GRASS VINE WISTERIA PURPERIA HONEYSUCKLE L50 SPIREA 2.95 Regular Price 1.50 1.95-2.95 .1.95 1.95 1.95 1.50-2.95 2.95 Sale Price .75 .98-1.48 .98 .98 .98 .98-1.48 1.48 ..75 1.48 GREENBELTSUPPLY CHILDRESS US 83 WE PUT THE SURE IN INSURANCE • , v . . . with a plan to cover the loss of your home It could happen to you! Be sure that you are financially well - protected against the destruction of your home by fire, wind-storm and other possible hazards. Wells & Wells Calvin Hurst Harold Watkins Jack Sanford Insurance • Abstracts "Dependable Insurance" DIAL 447-2520 911 West Avenue WELLINGTON, TEXAS Farmers Co-Op —from page one A revised set of (by-laws was adopted to conform to crecenti rulings of the Internal Revenue Service concerning cooperatives. The next order of business was the election of officers, While the ballots were being counted the meeting was thrown open for discussion. John C. Breeding stood -up and said that the co-op was doing a fine jol) and he (wanted) to continue with them, but that there were two sides to thlis thing and! that he thought there should be more discussion on the damaged seed. •Most of the talk was on the proposed new gin plant. J. C. Emmer.ti said that nothing would .'be dbne albout the new- plant until they got the suits settled. It was explained) that the new gin would 'be -a single unit and would cost "between $350,000 and $400,000 and would be capable of handling more cotton than the present plant. All. tihe old directors were returned to office. These are: J. C. Emmert, Fred! Cox, Lewis Morris, Louis Allred, E. D. Crawtey, David jBaumgardner, and Carl Wlischkaemper. Old officials reelected were: J. C. Emmert, president; Fred Oox, vice president; and Lewis Morris, secretary and treasurer. Two new official positions were created! by the amendments to ithe by-laws and those elected to them were: W. E. Marchant, assistant secretary, and Jack A. Kopp, assistant treasurer. ' THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, April 16, 1964 Bearden — from page one ta by Jan. 81; and the bronze citation 1 earned by Auxiliary member Mrs, Louis Berg for collecting membership dues. There were two Department awards, two individual awards received by Berg, the Eager Beaver Cap award and the commando cap award. The Post also received the Quota Post award whlich is a Department award. In the field of community service, the post presented a new United States flag 1 to tihe Quail school. t Leon Furgason —from page one Since 1957 Mr. Furgason has been in charge of the repair department of Tyler Electric. Henry Leon Furgason was born in Wellington Nov. 10, 1931, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Furgason, now of Pam- Ipa. He attended school here, then with his family, lived away for several years, returning here in 1957 from Amaril- to. He was married Dec. 24. 1951 to Miss Marlene Lunday at Clayton, N.M. . Mr. Furgason was a member of the Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge. Survivors are his wife, of the home; three children, Doyle 11, Terry 9, and Sondra 6; his parents, Mr. and Must H. G. Furgason of Pampa; a sister and two brothers, Mrs, Buddy Epperson of Pampa, Dwayne Furgason of Amari-llo, and J. L. Furgason of Cloviis, N.M, NATIONALLY ADVERTISED in LEADING MAGAZINES, SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS, RADIO and TELEVISION STARK Hundreds of items at 2 for the price of 1 PLUS A PENNY! Parsons Drug Specials for Friday and Saturday Giant ride BORDENS Mcllorinc 1 2 Gallon — FOOD KING OLEO 2 Pounds — 25* Delsey TISSUE 4 Rolls — 47* SHURFINE SHU1UKUSH BISCUITS 47* 4 FOR ^m'§ RABURN GROCERY AND MARKET Phone 447-2171 - We Deliver Double Stamps on Wednesday

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page