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THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, April 23, 1964 Mrs. M. E. Rountree Local Woman's Life in County Spans 73 Years Editor's Note: This study of one of Wellington's older women, 89-year-old Mrs. M. E. (Maggie) Rountree, is by a friend of more than sixty years, Mrs. Alfred Hutchin- Bon. For many years, Mrs. Hutchinson, then Mrs. Jim Light, was correspondent for The Wellington Leader from the Aberdeen community, and contributed, besides regular nevrs, many delightful sketches of that area. She gave up the work only when Aberdeen, like many other areas, became a community of only a few families. By Mrs. Alfred Hutchinson In every community thei'e are many interesting, independent older people who keep interested and busy, thus growing old gracefully, by keeping their minds and hands busy. Mrs. M. E. (Maggie) Rountree fits into this category. Looking back over -the span of years of her life, she firmly beKeves you are as young as your faith, and as old as your doubts. As most persons her age, she has experienced hardships, with years of toil, wisdom of economy and virtue of Memphis and Paducah Win SCO Contests Future Former judging .teams from Paducah and Memphis placed first in the annual Salt Pork Soil Conservation land and gress judging contests held here Wednesday, April 15. Dodson, the only 4-H team entered, received the first in that division of the land' contest. This also serves as the Gi'eenbelt District land and grass judging contest for Future Farmers. In the grass judgiihg, first place Paducah had a total of 1704.50 points. Team members were George Kidwell, Mike Terry and Jimmy Tucker. Quail placed second with 1132.50 points, and' 'boys on the team were Royce Mitchell, Paul •Gollihugh and Walter McGill. Wellington, <with 1096 points was third, and 1^eam members were Roger Weems, Lynn Wolf, and Grady Cochran, Jr. In the land event, Memphis, with first, had a total of 1400 points, and on the team were Mark Phil-lips, B. H. Cook and Danny Clark. •Second .place Quail had 1439.5 (points and team members were Joe Harris, Stanley Gosnelland Denzil PhippS'. Wellington, third place winner, had 1248.5 points and on the team were Bill Driver, Ilonnie Hartman and Jackie Duncan. The Dodson 4-H Club had 1309.5 points and judging were John Hightower, Cody Crosnoe, and -Mike Gulley. High point individual was Denzil Phipps of Quail with 531 points, while Mike Gulley of Dodson had 518.5. High individuals in the grass contest were Jimmy 'Tucker of Paducah, first; George Kidwell of Paducah, second, and Walter McGill of Quail, tlhird. After the judging, supervisors of the Salt Fork Soil Conservation District -were hosts to the boys and' their sponsors at a hamburger feed in Ellison Park. (patience, and 1 has felt the 'best pay she ever got was experience. Pioneering is a vivid memory to her, tooth on the farm and in the home. Modern conveniences, as sike now enjoys in her home, are a far cry from her early days of housekeeping. The range has been replaced by an electric stove. Water is no longer carried 1 dn and out of the kitchen, and a refrigerator eliminates the running water coolers and caves. The daily chore of trimming the wicks and filling the kerosene lamps has been replaced simply by pressing a button. Mrs. Rountree was born Margaret Brock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brock, at Central, South Carolina. Later they came to Montague county, Texas, where she and Allbin G. Rountree were married Dec. 27, 1891. A year later they moved to Ool'lingsworth county. She was the mother of ten children, nine now living. They are Reuben of Hereford'; Zannie (Mrs. Henry Lowry) of Spokane, Wash.; Jess Rountree and Burgess Rountree of Littlefiekl; Mrs. Grace Duncan of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Sam White (Lola)'of Ohildress; Joe Rountree and Ernest Rountree of Lutie; and Trecy Rountree of California. Mrs: Rountree has had the ability to make decisions and the willingness to live with the consequences during her lifetime. Much of her happiness has been centered around raising her family. During her early life, she was never discouraged in the face of difficulties, but met them with an optimistic spirit and continued on with her work. Not only was she solicitious of the well-being of her own family, but was ever ready to help a iieighbor who needed assistance because of illness or misfortune. She, having passed the 89th milestone on life's journey, can look back on a record of unselfishness and usefulness. Upon coming to Oollings- worth county, Mrs. Rountree and her family lived in the Aberdeen community. There she and six other people of that vicinity organized a [Baptist Oliurch some 60 years ago. She, herself, has been a devoted 1 member of that denomination 66 years. Both she and friends recalled that she helped deliver a number of children in those pioneer days of few doctors. Mrs. Rountree now lives alone at 1010 Bowie Street. Frequently she walks to town and she remains independent, alert and active. NEWS OF MEN IN SERVICE SHEPPARD AFB.—James E. Tice, son of Mrs. Martha J. Tice of Sacremento, Calif., has been promoted to senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force. Sgt. Tice is an aircraft maintenance instructor supervisor in the 3768tlli School Squadron hei'e. The sergeant, a graduate of Viinson high school, is married to the former Ola B. Killing's- worth, daughter of W. C. Kill- lingsworth. formerly of Welling-ton. Porpoises are wann4)looded, air-breathing mammals. Quality Room Size Rugs Foam Rubber Backing Only $16 BEN FRANKLIN mountains of coffee on sale! Bordens GLACIER CLUB OR ICE MILK MEAL Yukon White Corn 5 Pounds special this weekend! 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