The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 23, 1964 · Page 13
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 13

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 23, 1964
Page 13
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It's ** l ,rfW* •^^ fr,^-^. .^ m traffic Tol ^ «f -OV f hi History ,-!.».. * . t & AJJSTIN 1 —The Texas Department-of -Public Safety reported recently that a' preliminary count of traffic deaths in the fttate for 1963 shows that 2703 persons .were kilted—by far the greatest toll • in • history. Col. Homer Garrison Jr., director of DPS, noted that this means 282 more persons died in traffic last year than in' 1962, or an increase, of approximately 12%. He also pointed out that the 1963 toll of lives was 92 greater < than the previous all-time high,of 2611 in 1956. DPS Statistical Services said it is estimated that when' all reports,yr»re received for the year 1963, the death figure for traffic accidents in Texas will be 2725, "To .attempt to place the blame for this great tragedy on one single factor would be pure speculation," Garrison said. "The records indicate consistently that speed too fast for conditions is the most prevalent law 'violation involved in fatal accidents. The second most frequent factor involved in fatal accidents is "driving while drinking, and the third is driving on the wrong side of the road. A combination of these things is often involved. And we do know that in almost every fatal accident there is at least one violation of Borne traffic law involved. "Therefore, it would seem that .the best explanation for the -upward spiral in traffic fatalities, both in Texas and in the nation, would be a combination of general carelessness and disregard for the law. "As for .the matter of speed, we cannot over-emphasize that the Texas law clearly states that no vehicle shall be driven at a speed greater than that which is reasonable and prudent for existing conditions-. This holds true regardless of what the posted limits may be. "In other words, the law clearly places the responsibility for not exceeding safe driving speeds upon the driver himself. "With these things in mind, we wish to appeal to all Texans to recognize. the seriousness of the traffic situation with which we are faced, ex- THE DODSON HOME OF TRI-40 This is the off ice and plant of Tri-40 Fertilizer manufactured by the Dodson plant of Scope Chemicals of Texas, which has its home plant in Houston. Duard Luck is in charge at Dodson. The cement block building is located a block east of the business section on FM Highway 338. Soil Bank Land Utilized AUSTIN.—John Wood, district conservation chief, and Horace Gore, wildlife ibiologist, Brownwood, report the Soil Bank Land in Central Texas is fast being returned to the landowners. This land consists primarily of farms which have been leased to the government and has been deferred from its normal uses from five to ten years. Most of. these fields had bean returned to grasses or other cover crops. Farmers and ranchers are beginning to graze these long idle soil bank plots which have been a 1 wonderful- haven for bofowihit^e quail. As these food and' cover patches begin to disappear, the quail hunter will probably no- bice a redxiction in the quail population in some areas. THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, April 23, 1964 OIL AND GAS NEWS HAVE YOU QUIT? Methyl cyanide is found in the blood of smokers, but is absent from that of non-smokers. amine >the facts, and determine to resolve the matter in the true tradition of responsible Texas citizens." Lease: O. C. Hartman and wife to Benny Wilder—SW/4 section 52, block 21. Lease: J. G. Hunt and wife to Benny Wilder—26.66 acres out of the N/2 section 64, in block 10. Lease: E. G. Pierce and wife to Texaco, Inc.— South 200 acres of west 360 acres of section 106, block 21. Lease: Mrs. N. E. Youree, independently and as community administrator of the estate of N. E. Youree, deceased, to Texaco, Inc.—S/2 of SW/4 and NE/4 of SW/4 section 81, in block 21. Lease: Roy Barker and others to Carl Gustafson—.SW/4 section 19, block 13. Assignment of lease: Roy Barker and others to John Goodwin—SE/4 section 19, in •block 13. Lease: Obie White and wife to Texaco, Inc.—120 acres out of the NW/4 section 103, block 21. Assignment: Malcea Oil Corporation to Dudley R. Stanley —SE/4 section 16, block 13. Assignment of lease: Catherine T. Portman and cithers to William E. Portman—section 13 block 13; section 15, block 13; E/2 section 7, block 13; section 6, block 13; section 14, block 13. Lease: R. M. Bourland and wife to Texaco, Inc.—N/2 of S/2 section 102, block 21. Lease: Barrett Hamlett, attorney-in-fact for J. Barham Hamblett and others, to Gulf Oil iCorp.—section 12, block )12. Lease: Owie Pettitt and wife to Texaco, Inc.—East 155 acres of SE/4 section 107, block 21. Lease: 'Mrs. B. C. DePauw to Texaco, Inc.—NE/4 secltfon 102, iblock 21. Lease: John Coffee and wife to Texaco, Inc.—S/2 section 102, block 21. Lease: N. E. Childers and wife to Texaco, Inc.—N/2 and west 165 acres of 'S/2 section 107, Wock 21. Partial release: El Paso Natural Gas Co. to I. E. Emmert and wife—E/2 and .SW/4 section 2, block 13. Partial release: El Paso Natural Gas Co. to I. E. Emmert and wife—W/2 and SE/4 section 100, block 12. Sell it with a Classified Ad. Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc. • on Your • 25 Years of • Distinguished • Service take pride in the progress Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., has brought to the central and eastern Panhandle in the period of agriculture's greatest change. ^Responsible for this fine work are the people Greenbelt serves, just as it is the men who are patrons of Farmers Co-op Gin who have given it leadership. They have brought these two co-operatives to places of strength and vital force in the communities they serve. Farmers Co-op Gin, one of the oldest cooperatives in the eastern Panhandle, joins Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., in looking to the future of this area and its sturdy people. Farmers Co-op Gin W. E. (Dub) Merchant, Manager for Light and Power to Our Farms and Ranches Over a Quarter of a Century... We Say... You, Electric Co-operative, Inc. When we think of Greenbelt, we must think of the economic impact the cooperative has had on this area . . . the way it has helped step up production on the farms and ranches, the conveniences it has put in farm homes. No part of our lives remains untouched by the service that Greenbelt Rural Electric Co-operative, Inc., renders. S&R Hardware extends sincere congratulations for the fine service to their customers over the quarter century in operations. Many of these are our customers, too. At S&R Hardware, you will find many of the electric appliances and much equipment needed in your everyday operations. We invite you to visit us. S&R HARDWARE Sam Adams, Manager Our Future Is Tied to Our Rich Soil... and GREENBELT ELECTRIC CO-OPERATIVE, INC. Is Essential to Our Progress! Many of us remember Collingsworth and its neighboring counties by lamplight . . . and it was dim indeed. We remember the work that was done literally by man-power . . . and it was backbreaking. And just 25 years ago, too. All this is Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., country now. Comfort and power and progress ride the slender wires that cross and crisscross an area that begins near Amarillo and extends eastward into Oklahoma. John Holton Auto Store is proud to Congratulate Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., as it rounds out 25 years of service to this part of the Panhandle. There is no measure of the importance of this co-operative to many people throughout the area, in comfort, the increased economic well-being of its customers, and added volume of business to our community. Like Greenbelt, our products are vital to progress. They have speeded farm and ranch operations. They help us keep pace with the fast-moving revolution in farming. JOHN HOLTON €NCO DISTRIBUTOR 7/»e S/gn o/

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