The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 30, 1964 · Page 1
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April 30, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 1

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Microfilm Service ana Sales P.O.Box 8066 xxxxx Dallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson 16 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, April 30, 1964 Number 41 Bank Assets Set New High for Season County bank assette again set a record high for this- season, rising approximately $345,000 above last year's figures. Assets at the time of the bank calls April 15 were $8,752,859.58, a figure that also is about one-half million higher than two years ago. Deposits likewise set a high and for the first time passed the 8 million dollar mark at the spring call. For die .three banks they total $8,062;586.09. This also is approximately $350,000 above last year's figure of $7,700,331.47. Detposits, it was also noted, are up more than a million dollars from three years a-go and nearly two million from six years ago. Demand deposits account for $6,429,299.00 and time deposits and savings accounts for $1,633,285.09. Loans and discounts on Ajpril 15 were $5,080,588.71. A year ago they were a little higher, $5,178,981, and two years ago the figure was $4,408,429. Undivided profits this year total $201,413.08. Funeral Rites Held Thursday for Mrs. Yassey Mrs. DeAnn Lockhart Vassey, 24, the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Cecil (Lockhart, d'iec in St. Joseph's Hospital Tuesday, April 21. at 10:45 p.m following a short illness. •Mrs. Vassey grew up in the Loco community and at Wellington, but for several years she had made her home in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were con ducted Thursday at 3 (p.rn. a First Methodist Church with the Rev. Davis Edens official ing. Burial was in North Wellington Cemetery under the di rection of Kelso Funeral Home Pallbearers were T. J. Mayhugh, Gene Harrison, Jack Ha ley, Herman Belew, Tiffin Young and Tommy Stall. Mrs. Vassey was born Hollis, Okla., Nov. 27, 1938 She was a popular member o: her school classes and finishec her work here in 1956. She had been a 1 member o: the Methodist Church since childhood. Surviving Mrs. Vassey are 'her husband, W. D. Vassey o: Oklahoma City; a daughter anc three sons, Terry, Mickey, Da vid and 'Stephen; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lockhar of Wellington; a grandmother Mrs. Edna 1 Downing of Well ington; a sister and three Ibro thers: Mrs. Roland Roberts; o Amarillo; Dale of Amarillo Don of Oklahoma City, anc Bill of Memphis'. County Voters Ballot in Two Primary Elections on Saturday THE LIGHT LOOK OF HIGHWAY 83 Installation of new mercury vapor lights has been completed along US 83, from Lucky Corner north to the railroad. The lights were installed by the city, working with West Texas Utilities Co. There are 16 light standards, each 25 feet tall and each giving out 25,000 lumens of light. Eight mercury vapor lights also were installed on Eighth Street. Name Award Winners WHS Band to Present Spring Pops Concert Friday Evening The Wellington high school 1 band will present its fourth annual Pops Concert Thursday, Aipril 30, directed by James Larson. The concert will Ibe in tihe community building, beginning at 8 p.m. Fifty-five students make up the full band, which will be presented dn the latter half of the program. The first half will be presented by the award winning ihigh school stage band, Larson said. In keeping with the traditional Ipops concerts', this will be more informal than the usual concert, with the audience seated at tables and refreshments available. Also om this informal note, there will be a cake auction late in the program. Two awards may ibe given. The National Arion Award for outstanding music achievement will go to a student whom Larson rates musically and the other high school teachers select on the basis of scholastic record, citizenship, attendance, diligence and other points. The Outstanding Band Member, chosen by Larson and thelband students, will be chosen as the one who has contributed most to the band program during the year. If, however, either of these is a senior, the award will be presented at the annual 'Senior Awards Program rather than 1 at the concert. The program for the first half, by the stiage band, will include popular songs, some of 'We'll Be a Horse Town This Week FFA Western Day and Rodeo Gefs Under Way Friday Horses by the dozen will be the high school and come down seen on the streets of Wellington Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, when tihe Future Farmers hold their annual Western Day and Rodeo, High school students will wear western clothes on Friday as a prelude to the rodeo and big parade of Saturday. Some will horseback. come to school The big parade will form at East Avenue to the business section, go around the square and return to the high school along West Avenue. A number of business firms also will have entries. Immediately after the ipa- rade, the junior class will serve a smorgasbord dinner at the school cafetorium. Proceeds from this will help finance the junior-senior banquet. Wilt Be Used Saturday VFW-FFA Rebuild and Enlarge Rodeo Arena A completely rebuilt and enlarged Wellington Rodeo Arena •will result from a project in which the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the chapter of school, and Future Fanners Wellington high various business and individuals are cooperating. The job is not finished, but enough has been done -that the arena will be used Saturday night for the Wellington FFA Rodeo. When it is finished, only the location will toe the same. It is expected the work will go through much of the summer, according to Herbert Bearden of VFW. Future Fanners do much of the work and the VFW and townspeople are furnishing the —See back page There wiW be no events Saturday afternoon, ibut the rodeo will start at 730 p.m. at the Wellington Rodeo arena near the northeast corner of town. This is the first time that the rebuilt arena, not yet finished, has been- used. All the traditional rodeo events will be included Saturday night, and many of these will be open to all high school age boys of Collingsworth county and the adjacent area, according to Danny Garcia, vocational 1 ag instructor. Glen Thomas and Billy Clubb will be the flag bearers foi — See back page them long-time favorites, others current hits. These will -be Canadian Sunset," Hey wood; 'Wedding Cha Cha Cha," Osser; "Mood Indigo-," Ellington; Cinnamon Kisses," Brown; 'Design for Autumn," Dedrick; "Stripper," Rose; "Days of Wine and Roses," Mercer; and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," Cross. After the intermission, the — See back page Mrs. Reynolds, Long-Time Area Resident, Dies Mrs. ILeona Reynolds, a resident of the county for 48 years, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, A'pril 25, in St. Joseph's Hospital, after a critical illness of several -weeks. For a number of years she had made her home in Wellington, and prior to that lived in the Fresno community where her husband, the late James R. Reynolds, was a prominent farmer. Funeral services for Mrs. Reynolds were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in iB'Owie Street Church of Christ, with Min. Grandol Forehand officiating. Burial was in West Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Leroy Scott, Billy Chandler, Eddie Hale, Malcolm Scale, Dale Howard and Jesse Motsenbocker. Mrs. Reynolds, the former Leona Chandler, was born Dec. 11, 1900, at Waxahachie, the daughter of the late Mr. and Boys and girls who ride their horses to town during the two-day Wellington FFA Western Day and Itodeo have been warned to keep them out of yards and parks and off of sidewalks, and to observe the rules of safety on the streets, according to Danny Garcia, vocational ag instructor. "We want this to be a pleasant occasion for both the boys and girls and the townspeople," he added. Collingsworth county voters will ballot in both the Democratic and Republican primaries Saturday, May 2, ending a campaign that locally failed to stir much interest until the closing days. District, county and precinct officials will be elected from the Democratic side. Democrats also will name a county chairman. A precinct chairman will ibe named in each precinct by the write-in method. Only two county races are contested, that of sheriff, in which the incumbent, John Rainey is onposed by Elzie White; and tax assessor-collector sought by Hubert Mauldin, filling an unexpired term, and' Ritn. Owens. Ninety-one absentee ballots were cast by the Tuesday evening- deadline. Two write-in candidates are seeking election on the Democratic ticket, both for commissioners posts. John Eron Forbis of Wellington is opposing Woodrow Wood for commissioner of Precinct 1. In Precinct 3, a write-in campaign started this week for W. C. Harwell, opposing Clyde Emmert. Probably most of the loca interest has centered on the contest for judge of the 100th judicial disti'ict in which Charles Reynolds and Allen Harp both of Childress, are running for office. Collingsworth has been bypassed this year by candidates above the district level, for none has campaigned here. There was a noticeable drop in the number of college students voting, she said, attributing it to the tightened laws on absentee voting. Races on the district and local level are: Court of Civil Appeals, 7th Supreme Judicial District: Herbert C. Martin of Potter county and Ernest 0. Northcutt of Randall county. Congressman, 18th District: Walter Rogers of Gray county. United States Senator: Ralph W. Yarborough of Travis county and Gordon McLendon of Dallas county. United 'States Representative- at-Large: Dan 'Sullivan of Andrews county; Robert W. Bak- * * * er of Harris county; Bob Looney of Harris county; Bill Elkins of Hunt county and Joe Pool of Dallas county. Attorney General: Waggoner Can- of Lu1>bocK county. Commissioner of Agriculture: * * * John C. White of Wichita county and Millard Shivers of McLennan county. Commissioner of the General Land Office: Jerry Sadler of Anderson county and Fred H. — See back page * * * One Box for County Republicans Vote May 2; Show Presidential Choice Collingsworth county Republicans will vote on state candidates in their Primary Election Saturday, May 2, but no slate for either district or county candidates was j>ut forward. Republicans also will cast their votes for a presidential preferential candidate the State Representative, 87th District: Grainger Mcllhany of Wheeler county. Judge, 100th Judicial District: Charles Reynolds and Allen Harp of Childress< county. District Attorney, 100th Judicial District): John R. Gillham of Donley county. County Attorney: R. L. Templeton. Sheriff: John Rainey and Elzie White. Tax Assessor-Collector: Rita Owens and Hubert MauMin. County Commissioner, Precinct 1: Wood-row Wood. (The name of write-in candidate John Eron Forbis does not appear on the ballot.) Commissioner, Precinct 3: J. C. (Clyde) Emmert. 1: G. Chair- Mrs. W. F. Chandler. She grow up there, then lived at Vernon before coming to Collingsworth county with her family in 1916. She and Mr. Reynolds' were married January 5, 1918. He preceded her in death April 7, 1951. For many years Mrs. Reynolds had been a devoted member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, J. F. Reynolds; three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Minnie Scott, Mrs. Herman Harris', Buford Chandler, Eulyn Chandler, and Floyd Chandler of Wellington; and Mrs. Alva Wood of Amaritto. Constable, Precinct Bruce Hite. County Democratic man: Paul Spillman. Here are the state offices to be voted on, in the order the names will apipear on the ballot: Governor: Don Yailborough of Harris county; M. T. Banks of Jefferson county; Johnnie Mae Hackworthe of Washington county; and John Comnally of Travis county. Lieutenant Governor: Preston Smith of tLubbock county anr Albert Fuentes, Jr. of Bexai county. first tiime voters of either party have done so in Texas. Voters will have the opportunity to name two party officials by the write-in method, however, county Republican chairman and precinct Republican chairman*, according to David Baumgardner ,the present county chairman. Music Week Artists to Appear May 5 Two special events will mark ;he observance of National Music Week in Wellington, under the sponsorship of the Wellington Federated Music Club. Music Week opens Sunday, May 3, and will continue thru the following Sunday, May 10. A proclamation by Mayor Hiram Cudd has designated this as National Music Week in Wellington. Traditionally tihe club presents for the public a hymn festival, which will be held on Sunday, May 3, while the concert presenting three talented young musicians from Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, will be Tuesday evening, May 5. Plans locally have ibeen coordinated by Mrs. Bernice Welch, music week chairman, and Mrs. Hiram Cudd, club president. The Hymn Festival Sunday is to be at the Church of the Nazarenc. Beginning at 3:30 this event will include congregational singing with Ted Pai % - ker as director and Mrs. Mack Bush as organist. Ensemble and solo participants from over Collingsworth county to be featured are a trio from Dodson school, a sextet from Quail school, Young People's Choir from Wellington First Baptist Church, Girls' Chorus from the Wellington First Methodist Church, vocal solo by Rev. Jack Durham from Wellington Church of the Nazarene. This is to be the eighth annual hymn festival sponsored by this music club. On Tuesday night, May 6, the First Baptist Church in — See back page There will be only one vot>- ing -box for tihe county and it will be at the fellowship halt 1 of First Christian Church in Wellington. The regular voting hours will be observed, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. One absentee vote was cast. Four candidates are listed on the presidential preferential ballot): Barry M. Golclwater of Arizona Nelson Rockefeller of New York Margaret Chase Smith of Maine Harold Stasscn of Pennsylvania. No Republican candidate for state office has visited Collingsworth county during the present campaign, however Bill Hayes of Temple, candidate for congressman-at-large, is well remembered by many from two years ago when he ran for lieutenant governor. Here are the candidates running for state office as Republicans: Governor: Jack Crichton of Dallas county. Lieutenant governor: Horace Houston of Dallas county. Attorney General: John Trice of McLennan county. United States Senator: Jack Cox of Harris county; George Bush of Harris M'iltlon V. Davis county; Dr. of Dallas county, and Robert Morris of Dallas county. Congressman-at-large: Bill Hayes of (Bell county. Congress, 18th Congressional District: Frank Hinkson of Farmer county and Robert D. (Bob) Price of Gray county. Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place One: T. E. Kennerly of Harris county. back page Dr. Watkins Opens Practice in San Antonio Dr. D. V. Watkins, a partner in the Wellington Clinic 18 years, moved last week to San Antonio, where he will enter private practice. Mrs. Watkins and their five children have been in San Antonio during the school term. A colonel in the 36th Division of the Texas National Guard, Dr. Watkins will continue in that capacity, at present with the Amarillo unit and later with the Headquarters at Austin. He helped to organize the National Guard unit here and was its first commanding officer. He served as vice (president of the Panhandle Medical Society and is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, the Bexar County Medical Society and the National Guard Associations of the United State; and of Texas. Dr. Watkins was graduated from the University of Texa? School of Medicine in -Galveston and interned at St. Paul": Hospital, Dallas. During World War IT. he served in the European theatre. He also has done post graduate work in traumatic surgery at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio. MUSIC WEEK ARTISTS Guest artists from the music department of Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, will appear in a concert here Tuesday evening, May 5, under sponsorship of the Wellington Federated Music Club. From left, they are Miss Theresa Woodfin, Miss Patricia Thomas and Benny Spencer. The concert will be in First Baptist Church and the public is invited. Bob Bowen, 66, Prominent Area Farmer Dies Bob Bowen, (prominent Well- ngton farmer and community eader and a lifelong Collingsworth county resident, died at his home at 10:10 a.m. -Mon- d'ay, April 27. He had been in 'ailing health since Septem!ber. Mr. iBowen was 66 years of age. His life and work touched many parts of this communi- •y's life, but the work for which he is best known is that vith the Farmers' Co-op Gin. Ie served on its board of di- •ectors many years, and was nstrumenbal in setting the sound progressive policy that s so instrumental in its success. The son of a pioneer family, 'his whole life was characterized by the neighborlin-ess and sense of community responsibility that was so strong in those early settlers. He served on the school board of the Midway school in the years before its was consolidated with Wellington. He was responsible for the Red Cross drives and the Savings Bond drives during the years of World War II. James Robert Bowen was bora June 23, 1897, near Well- infi'ton, the son of Reece and Nancy Brewer Bowen. The family gave its name to the Bowen community and gave land for its school. He was married to Miss Odessa Winter at Childress on Feb. 13, 1920. Funeral services for Mr. Bowen were conducted at First Baptist Church Wednesday at 2 (p.m., with Dr. Glenn Hickey, pastor, and the Rev. Davis Edens, officiating. Burial was in the West Wellington Cemetery, under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Nephews served as pallbearers. Surviving; Mr. Bowen are his wife and one. son, James R. Bowen Jr. of Wellington. There are two grandchildren, Jan and Reece Bowen, of Wellington. Three sisters survive, Mrs. J. 0. Kesler of Dimmitt, Mrs. W. T. Gunstenson of Hereford, and Mrs. Graily Fenley of Wellington. Three children and a brother, John Bowen', preceded him in. death. Temperatures High Low Wed. April 22 90 50 Thur. April 23 91 55 Fri. April 24 92 52 Sat. April 25 85 57 Sun. April 26 75 49 Mon. April 27 73 47 Tues. April 28 77 50 Wed. April 29 45

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