The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 23, 1964 · Page 5
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Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 23, 1964
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The Wellington Leader ;; '/ „ ' ' ;- Established 1909 'Published Every Thursday •i at 913 West Avenue, Wellington, Texas DESKINS WELLS, Editor and Publisher Entered as second class mail Aug. 25, 1909 at the post at Wellington, Texas,, under Act. of March 3, 1879. NATIONAL EDITORIAL |A< Coll to Arms Sustaining Member National Editorial Association Member Texas Press Association Member Panhandle Press Association NOTICE: Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear inlthe columns of THE WELLINGTON LEADER will be corrected ; gladly upon its being brought to the attention of the publisher. $3.00 a year Inside of trade territory $4.00 a year outside of trade territory Reading Notices IQii per line Thursday, April 23, 1964 Our Town and County Has a Diamond Jubilee Approaching Collingsworth county and Wellington in 1965 will observe their diamond jubilee ... an event that must not go unnoticed. Measured against the history of other parts of this nation, 75 years is short. Measured in accomplishment, Collingsworth has moved swiftly. It has become what its earliest settlers envisioned it—a rich agricultural area, capable of producing lush crops and fine fat cattle. Its people have remained what the forefathers hoped they would—sturdy, stout-hearted, progressive and forward looking. We have 9 months to get ready for the anniversary year, and this is none too much to prepare for an occasion so important in Panhandle history. _ In just a few years, there will be no one to give a first-hand account of the county and town's births. No one can describe in simple yet expressive words of the pioneer the tall grass, the quail and deer, the loneliness of the prairie and the warmth of pioneer hospitality as his own eyes saw them. This we must capture now. There are many ways in which we. can celebrate our diamond jubilee — some transient and passing, others permanent and of lasting value. We must decide on these quickly . . . then just as quickly we must get to work. Texas Population In Steady Rise Although the Texas State Health Department reported an "uninterrupted decline' in the state's birthrate per 1,000 population between 1956 and 1962, the state's population continues to rise. (Births in 1962 totaled 244,069. New settlers moving in from other states accounted for a 200,000 increase, helping to make the population pass the 10 million mark last year. But at the same time the number of deaths for one year reached an all-time high of 81,118. Heart disease was the leading cause of death, accounting for 33 per cent; cancer was second with 15 per cent; apoplexy, third with 12 per cent; and accidents of all kinds was fourth with 7 per cent of the deaths. CROSSROADS REPORT Dear Editor: I see where the doctors over in Belgium went on strike, and some people s<ay it's sinful of them to run out on the sick like that. But my pro-union neighbor says going on strike is a basic human right, and how can a strike be successful unless it lurts somebody? And he thinks a doctor strike 'n the U.S. could get real in- cresting, if the doctors put their hearts into ib, and sent out goon squads to dynamite >he patent medicine factoi'ies, and to rough-up Dr. Kildare 'or showing people all the med- cal techniques, so they can doctor themselves. I see where some folks ar- gue that it's either iimproipriet- ous or stupid to import meat from Australia and elsewhere when U.S. meat producers are glutting the market with the stuff. Which shows that the griper class just) don't realize it-would 'be anti-World and also Discrimination for U.S. officials to favor U.S. cattlemen over foi-- eigners. And, also, if we cut down on our meat imports from Australia, it could ibe mighty hard on folks who like kangaroo- burgers, or who hanker for steaks whittled off of those great big possums. (Big world expert says all right-bent extremists are too ignorant to realize the world is now so complicated that its main problems can't be solved, and will just have to be lived with. But my plain-brain neighbor says even simple (problems are apt to look complex to the souped-up mind, which goes around sol'ving for two plus two with a slide rule. Says he once tried to solve his personal financial problems by modern egghead economics principles, but finally had to give up and fall back on the old decadent conservative formula for getting ahead, by going to work. My pre-retired neighbor says lie always knew if he waited patiently something would turn up like the LBJ promise to take it away from the Haves and give at to the Have-Nots. Says this ds a little hard on folks who have worked themselves to a frazzle over the years, .getting to Ibe third- or fourth-rate Haves, and are now going to get it taken away from them. But, of course, these work- brittle square types are just natural victims of the Unwrit- Winning three classes in the Mobil Economy Run is easy if you have a great transmission. CAR L 23.46 CAR M 23.29 CAR N 24.53 CAR 0 23.24 CAR P 25.24 'Intermediate Size Six Cylinder Can . CAR R 22.34 CAR S 21.98 CAR T 22.40 CAR U 19.99 •Intermediate Size Eight Cylinder Can Data certified and ipproved by ' Uw United Stilu Auto Club CAR FF 17.48 CAR GG 17.97 CAR HH 17.88 CAR II 20.10 CAR JJ 19.50 CARKK 19.85 'Full Size Eight Cylinder Cars, Medium Price Buick has a great transmission. Ui ui 00° — paid po/. ad An automobile transmission, we grant you, isn't the most soul-stirring subject on earth. Nothing to look at either. But if you'd like for your next new car to give you a better break on performance and gasoline mileage, something happened last week to be your guide. The Los Angeles to New York Mobil Economy Run proved one thing for sure. There's quite a difference in the transmissions of new cars. Three out of four for Bulck The long-time champion in the transmission league—Buick—walked off with the 1964 economy pennant. No other single make of car won as many events as Buick. Four entries, three winners. The winning Special carried the new Super Turbine 300 automatic transmission; the LeSabre was equipped with the Super Turbine 400 (both optional at extra cost). They're the latest in a long line of Buick transmissions well known for their smoothness and absence of "shift feel". The Super Turbine is a refined and improved torque converter type to help you safely pass cars and trucks as well as gas stations. You'll hear a lot about it in the next couple of years as this modern kind of transmission is adopted by more and more car builders. What about engines? Of course, an efficient transmission gets more efficient when teamed up with a lean, agile engine. The winning Buick power plants were our new V-6 and V-8. The 300 cubic inch V-8 in the winning Buick Special (the lowest priced of all Blacks) and the Buick LeSabre (the lowest priced big Buick) is like a well-conditioned fighter. All muscle, no fat. Weighs in at far less than other V-8's of similar punch. It took every other V-8 in theEconomy Run. Your type of driving—regular gas The. Run was through cities and towns, across super highways, in traffic, out of traffic. This was not race track driving or proving ground driving. This was your kind of driving—even though you can't expect to get as good mileage as these expert drivers ia their finely tuned produc- tion cars. The distance was 3,243 miles, about what most families log in four months. All three Buicks used regular gas. So the Economy Run is not just a cross country tour for the Mobil people and a few car buffs. It's a reliable test of a car's power team and what it's able to squeeze out of its fuel. We don't expect everybody to rush put this week-end to buy a new 'Buick just because we won a few economy trophies. There are so many other good reasons for leaning to Buick that economy usually gets second billing. There's styling, naturally. An unusually great ride. Extraordinary engineering and workmanship. And very young performance. Small wonder Buick sales are running at 11.396 over last year. But it's nice to get economy as a plus in a Buick. Beyond the dollars saved on gasoline, there's a certain pride in knowing you have a car that's built to get the most out of every sank of gasoline. Wouldn't You Really Rather Have a Bulck? SEE YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED BUICK DEALER. AUTHORIZED BUICK DEALER IN THIS AREA:. JOHNSON PONTIAC & BUICK Eighth & Dallas Wellington, Texas .See the Buick exhibit at the General Motors _N ew York World's Fair State Observes Civil War Week April 20-26 Speakers in 245 Texas counties will relate the starring events of 100 years ago when they appear (before civic groups, study clubs and school assemblies during- Texas Civil War History Ajppreciation Week. This week of April 20-26 has been proclaimed toy Gov. John Connally as a time when each county should have at least one public review of Texas Civil War history. This activity is part of the program of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee and its Texas Civil War Centennial Advisory Committee to research, record, educate and recognize Texas Civil War history. "It is so necessary that, in order to determine which course to take today, we must know what (happened and why it happened yesterday," said Gov. Connally. Working through County Historical Survey Committees functioning in more than 245 counties, the TSHSC hopes that by the end of this period, every Texan) will know a little more about what happened in Texas during the Civil War. Also cooperating in the program series is the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs which has called on local clubs to plan Civil Wair programs for this week. Museums and libraries have planned special exhibits for the week, displaying tihe 'literary contributions to Texas in the Oivil War as well as many of the mementos of the Civil War soldiers. Throughout the Centennial period, County Historical Survey Committees have been concerned with three phases of the Civil War Centennial program —research, observances, and programs. ten lLaw that the or»ly people you can take it away from are those who have got it. Carl Spinks Dies in Accident Carl Spinks of Rusk, who has visited im Wellington many times, was killed instantly when his car was involved in, a collision with a truck Thursday, April 16. His sister-in-Taw, Mrs. Alton Abbott, the former Mittie Lee To bring to light many facts long-forgotten, county committee members have been surveying, recording and marking the graves of Civil 1 War veterans- Confederate and Union; searching Commissioners Court minutes, 1861-65 to determine the activity that was conducted in the county; Checking the 1907 Census of surviving Confederate veterans in Texas to help locate graves^, relatives, and others who could possibly fit together the pieces of the unfinished puzzle of what happened in Texas during the Civil War. They are also obtaining copies of published and unpublished county (histories for information, including themes, essays and theses from various sources; diaries, letter collec-! bions, journals, county or omit muster-rolls and memoirs of soldiers and civilians are 'being located 1 , recorded and indexed to bring to light much of the heretofore unheard-of materials. Newspapers from 1930 back are toeing checked to glean any additional information, interviews of sons and daughters of Civil War veterans are beimg recorded to gain interesting information. This infonnation will then be placed in individual county files in the State Archives for future historians. The observances are being planned 1 by counties for the commemoration of battles 1 , incidents, skirmishes, Indian raids, frontier forts, coasted fortifications, sites of manufacturing and suipply, places where distinguished units wore mustered-in, structures or homes associated with the period. Confederate Memorial Information markers have been placed to commemorate many of these. Royal, was injured. The accident occurred .between Palestine and Rusk. Mrs-. Abbott, who had been with her sister and brother-in- law through the winter, received a ibroken leg, broken ribs and other injuries. Mr. Spinks was married to the former Mary C. Royal, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Royail, and .had a number of friends here. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Rusk. •Mr. and Mrs. Harris Royal attended from here. • EARLY GREEKS WERE LEISURLSTS Early Greek literature reveals little about the practical techniques of manufacture, as Greek citizens did not) engage in work amd non-citizens were ignored in contemporary literature. * * * Reflect * JOHN C. WHITE TEXAS EXPERIENCED * QUALIFIED * DEMOCRAT JohnCMhite .i'-"f ' •.. ''will keep Texas fl&TL (Pd Pol. Adv.) CLOTHES FOR \\ Western Day' AT WHS FFA RODEO CALIFORNIAN JEANS GENUINE LEV! GARMENTS Brown, Blue, White, Sies 4 to 14 We have a new shipment of in short sleeves We also have children's and men's size long sleeve WESTERN SHIRTS By Levi CHILDREN'S AND MEN'S SIZE WESTERN STRAW HATS $249, $298, $398 and $500 We have a new shipment of COWBOY BOOTS' All Sizes — By Acme Ladies Western Pants by Levi '/a PRICE We have the Graduating Senior Sizes from: Wellington Booker T. Washington Samnorwood Dodson Quail FREE GIFT WRAPPING We Give S&H Green Stamps Hatch Dry Goods

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