The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 23, 1964 · Page 15
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 15

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 23, 1964
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if V GREENBELT ENTERTAINERS For approximately a dozen years, the Quail FHA Chorus has entertained those who attend the annual meetings of; the Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc. They will be there Friday to sing "It's a Grand Day for Singing"; "Lolly Too Bum", and "If I Had a Hammer," two folk songs; and "When ;the: Red,- Red Robin Comes Bobbin' Along", and "Thank God for America." In the top. row, from left, are Phyllis Riley, Jamie McKinney, Agatha : Wright, Margie DePauw, Jackie DePauw, Margie Scott, and Anna Nations. Middle row from left: Rosie Baker, Sue Saunders, Patricia Kimbro, Lonetta Neeley, Nancy Harris, Dianne Moseley, Shirley Horton, Neva Baker and Mary Frank Cummings. Bottom row, from left: Margie Kennedy, Judy Compbell, Barbara McDaniel, Linda Sue Peters, Mary Ann Lindsey, Clariece Sarrels,, Mary K. Conner and Janice Pitts. Just Published Colorful Range Talk Captured in AUSTIN.—-If the honesMo- goodness West Texas cowboy has a sparse crop of grass on his land, he might comment, "There's not enough grass to wad a smooth-bore single-barrel shotgun." In a seasonable year, however, the cowboy's description would (be that "the grass is belly-deep to a camel." In a new book, "If I Can Do It Horseback: A Cow-Country Sketchbook," published March 16 by The University of Texas Press, John Hendrix discusses the language of the range. "As the men of the sea have a jargon -almost unintelligible to the landlubber, so has the cowboy of West Texas a language of words and phrases to describe his physical condition or the condition of the cattle, horses, grass and men of the outfit that he works fotr," Hendrix says. The author notes that when "two men of the range meet along the fence Una, the conversation flows smoothly and freely." After the meeting each man "goes his way with a 1 complete knowledge of the other's affairs -and the condition of the outfit—a knowledge that has been arrived at without waste of words," Hendrix writes. Range language is only one of the many aspects of West Texas ranch life and' the cattle industry which Hendrix discusses in his new book. He examines economic influences and technological 1 changes as well as the personal aspects of range life. He tells albout the operation of the cow camp: the activities of the men, their duties and entertainments, their clotihes, food and horses. He descniibes the rise of some of the "cattle kings," including the Waggon- ers and the Burnetts, and the development of such towns as Quanah and Colorado City. He discusses the geography of the A CREDIT TO TEXAS Thb'b MA Y*rkereu v h. He.h a leader, • men of henefty and Intef rity. In the words »f the late Preitdent, Johnr R Kennedy, "R.lph Yarberougli ipeski fer Texei In the United Statn Senate and he all* ipeab fer our netlen and fer •regreu fer our ' " WtfHtH9iiiiit9iiUggfHf^jffjJIJffjlfjjgjfSlg^ RALPH YARBOROUGH West Texas cattle country and the development, problems and achievements of typical ranches. The book is a' compilation of articles which originally appeared in The Cattleman magazine. Hendrix, who died in Sweetwater in 1952, was a West Texas writer, rancher and promoter. Bom dn Gainesville, he grew up in Quanah and attended the old Goodnight and Clarendon Colleges at Clarendon. The Mattcrhorn, 'highest peak in Switzerland, is an obelisk of rock 14,705 feet high, rising 9,000 feet albove Zermatt, a famous ski resort. Singley Heads School Board Jones Singley was named president of the Wellington school board in the re-organization meeting Monday night. Api-il 13. Fred Cox was named secretary and Louis AMred vice president. Three memlbers were sworn in for new terms, Cox and Davdd (Baumgardner, who were re-elected, and Glenn Taylor, a new member. Other boaird members • are John Sherman and Dick Pendleton. EARLY LAWMAKERS SERVED FOll THE HONOR Memlbers of the First Legislature of the State of Texas were paid $3 per day for attendance and $3 for each. 25 miles traveled to and from the capital. Sell it with a Classified Ad. (Time switches really put the word "automatic" into farming" Congrafu/afions to the Greenbelt Electric Co-op., Inc. on the occasion of their 3.5th We are pleased to offer our Congratulations and Best Wishes to this great Service organization that has made such a significant contribution to the improvement of Farm and Ranch life during the past 25 years. May your next quarter-century of service be even greater is our wish and we know it will be. MEMPHIS PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATION Farm and Ranch Loans Herbert Beard* n, Mgr. GREENBELT ELECTRIC OFFICE STAFF These three are on the staff of Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc. which is observing its Silver Anniversary of service to this area. Seated at the billing machine is Mrs. Jim- my Bowen, accounts receivable clerk. Behind her are Miss Dorothy Robertson, cashier, left, and Mrs. Don Jones, utility clerk. Greenbelt —from page I, Section 2 Judge 'Lutheir Gribble was selected the co-operative's attorney and he held! that post until his death in January. Those who come to the annual meeting Friday wilt feel his absence, for this is the first .time he has missed. Orval Couch, a native of Wellington, was hired as manager, a post he held until Nov. 30, 1954. It lacked but sn'x days of 'being one year from the time the Greenibelt was organized until the first lines were energized, Sept. 9, 1939. There were 154 miles serving 235 customers, in Collingswoi-th, Donley and Harmon counties. By the time Pearl Harbor came, three years later, .Green•bolt Rural Electric Co-operative had grown to 583 consumers and 312 miles of line. Even during World War II the cooperative continued to grow, and dn December 1945, there were 1052 consumers and 4G4 miles of line. In the next ten years, Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., expanded to 2,817 consumers and 1870 miles of line. In December 1960, there were 2,737 consumers and 1909 miles of line, while in December 1963 this had grown to 2,759 con- sumers and 1943 miles of line. The impact that electricity j mad'e on the users in Ceilings-J worth as weTl as adjoining counties is nowhere more graphically shown than in the way they used the service, an increase from an average of 11 kilowatt hours per consumer per month in 1939 to 372 kwh in 1963. . Users themselves recall that when they first could push a little button and light their homes, the use was confined pretty well to lights and two or three appliances, such as a toaster and iron in the home. Now consumers Greenbelt serves enjoy every convenience that can be offered in the home and its'farm uses ihave soared. When Couch resigned to become manager of an electric co-operative at Homer, La., directors of Greenbelt promoted one of the co-operatives' own men to manager, George Henry. He has served since Dec. 1, 1954. Harry Patterson served as president of Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., 'until his death in November, 1945. W. D. Franklin of Hedley served in that office until April 1946. Other presidents have been the 'late J. A. Ooleman of Dozier, 1946-1952; A. J. Garland of Clarendon, 1952 to 1955; THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, April 23, 1964 Luther Lowry of Claude, 1955 to 1956; Fred Bourla-nd of Quail, 1958 to 1960; and again Mr. Garland from 1960 to tho presen*. . Directors serving with Mr. Garland are Bill Cantrell of Twitty, vice president; Selba Rainey of Lutie, secretary- treasurer; Forrest Overton of Vinson; Russell Blanton of Claude; D. C. Bennett of Clarendon and Fred Bouxland of Quail. While the growth of Greenbelt has been impressive, two steps stand out. Wellington has always 'been the headquarters for .Qreenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc. From its organization until 1959, ifc was located! in the Grabble Building, 914 West Avenue. Then in July of that year, the co-operative moved into its own handsome red brick contemporary building at the corner of Amarillo and 10th Streets. In the beginning, Greenbelt was thought of a'S serving rural people, Ibut it quickly outgrew that. The co-oiperatrive can point proudly to its part in developing the eastern Panhandle oil and gas fieldsi, in the northern part of this county, and. in Wheeler and Gray counties, for the electric power to these fields comes from Greenbelb. Fertilized Groin Sorghum Pays COLLEGE STATION.—Fertilization of. grain sorghum has paid dividends for the past six years at the Blacktond Experiment Station at Temple, according to Dr. E. D. Cook, station agronomist. On the Houston Black Clay continuous cropping of grain sorghum has shown little increase in yields from phosphorus alone, he says. Nitrogen alone gave isome increase in yields but the greatest increase was produced 1 with a combination of nitrogen and phosphorus. Thirty pounds each of phosphorus- and .nitrogen increased yields afoout.700 pounds per acre, whii'le an additional 30 .pounds of each element gave 200 more (pounds of grain. This last 30 pound's of each fertilizer dement wa& just about paid for fcy this increase in yield, says Dr. Cook. Results of . fertilization were even more pronounced at Hillsboro on Houston soils, says the agronomist. In these tests' 30 pounds of nitrogen and phosphorus gave 1400 pounds.addi- tional yield, and another 30 pounds of these two /elements produced 500 more pounds per acre. At Hillsboro, increased yield from fertilization of grain sorghum following cotton was not as large as that from sorghum following sorghum. In other studies conducted at Temple it was shown that the source of nitrogen used on grain" sorghum had little to do with yields of the crop, says Dr. Cook. Ammonium nitrate, anhydrous ammonia and urea were found to be about equally good in the .tests. Also the time- of application of fertilizer had! little or no effect on grain; yields', but early application is best from the standpoint of land preparation, he says. Attend Theatre Opening at Tech Mr. and Mrs. Bob McAlister- and children were in Lubbock Friday night to attend the opening of the new University Theatre at Texas Technological College. The first production, which runs through Wednesday, is; "Romeo and Juliet," in honor of the 400th anniversary of the- birth of Shakespeare. .The McAlisters met her sister and family, Dr. and Mrs. Ed Denirpsey and Shelly of Odessa. First cannon balls were made' of stone. Greenbelt Electric Co-op Inc. Brought A NEW DIMENSION IN AGRICULTURE TO HELP A FERTILE AREA PROSPER An inspiring story is told in the service rendered by Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc. through the last quarter-century. In a real sense, it brought the bright light of modern living across a prarie that was dimly lit. It strengthened the sinues of production on farms and ranches . . . in war and in peace. Greenbelt brought a new environment . . . for electric power is in the background of much of today's farm and ranch operations. The people in Greenbelt country practice an agriculture that is progressive and sound . . . leaders in the swift changes now being made in the production of our food and fiber. As one of the principal suppliers of material to Greenbelt Electric Co-operative, Inc., we congratulate them on their record of service, and we look forward to a continued association through their second quarter- century. Cummins Supply BOX 124 AMARILLO, TEXAS Exceptional Value full-featured with tade in 23-inch TV. ..'._ Model 23X97 (Overall dlea. mess.; 283 «q. In. picture viewing area) Decorator-styled cabinet has the hand-crafted look of expensive furniture—even has a magazine shelf fHand-wired Chassis is precision crafted with modern hand and dip soldering for long life. Two Golden Voice* Speakers provide clear FM fidelity tone. , All-Channel Adaptable with simple installation of Motorola All-Channel UHF Kit (optional, extra). Full Year Guarantee. Manufacturer's one year guarantee covers free exchange or repair of any component proven defective in normal use. Arranged through selling dealer. Labor extra. CLOCK RADIO Model CX2 MOTOROLA Tandem Clock Radio —a portable, tool It lulls you to sleep, then nudges you awake with radio or buzzer. Radio plays on battery or AC current. When you're ready to go out, take It with you. Prestol It becomes a portable. But tht clock keeps operating. Tht all- transistor chassis means Instant pl%y, long life. to tw-toiM brawn MUtf ciMMk CONGRATULATIONS fro the Greenbelt Electric Cooperative, Inc. on their SILVER ANNIVERSARY We extend our thanks and best wishes to every member and employee of your organization for the signficant service you have rendered the people on the farm and ranches of this area for the past 25 years. You have done a wonderful job. Wh/fesAu/oSfore

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