The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on April 30, 1964 · Page 13
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 13

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, April 30, 1964
Page 13
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SPRING FANCY—When it comes to support, a young man's fancy turns to springs— especially if the young man is a space man. -These springs are used to support missiles in their underground silos. They are shown in Chicago Heights. 111. LOOKING AHEAD by Dr. George S. Benson CIVIL RIGHTS OR WRONGS Two very thoughtful expressions in the difficult ai'ca of "civil rights" recently have been called to our attention, in view of public interest in the legislation being debated in the Congress. One was a speech iby Associate Justice Charles S. Whittaker of the U.S. Supreme Court. The ot^ier was an article by a member of the New York bar, Edward F. Oummerford, which appeared in the "American Bar Association Journal." Both have 'been reprinted recently in "U. S. News & World Report" and they make very excellent reading for any thoughtful American. What these two discourses seem t/o have in common is an implied warning that lit is time for all of us to engage in some reflective thinking for ourselves about the so-called "struggle" for rights that rages in our land. Our judgments will have to be tempered with concern for America and for the standards of decency and fair play that are American traditions. These judgments ought also to be leavened with emotion derived from our bastic respect for human dignity, but they must be reached with dispassionate reason. It is a very big challenge. Such thoughtful observers' as these are disturbed not simply because they see the disunity, (bloodshed, and unrest. They iaire seriously concerned about what effect the turmoil, the divisive propaganda, the loose thinking, the arrogance of power politics will have on the soul of America. They are concerned, too, about the net losses to the individual that are experienced in the total struggle. They think in terms of the future as well as the present. And they are convinced that it is time for some serious soul-searching and some questions about; where we are going. Justice Whittaker was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1957, and therefore did not participate in the school integration decision in 1954. Without passing personal judgment upon that ruling or even upon present arguments in Congress, Justice Whittaker has warned the nation against holding out false expectations for a panacea of law, or even the hope that a democratic government can be, or even should be, a "leveller" of its people. His remarks particularly caution the nation to use prudent care in employing catchwords and cliches that appeal more to passion and prejudice than to reason. In exploring some democratic fundamentals, Justice Whittaker finds that many persons misunderstand "equality of opportunity" and argue that everyone is entitled to permanent economic equality. But our system, he (patiently explains, was intended to permit) the energetic, the creative tjhe thrifty, to rise as high a they will, .so that each ma> "find his own level on th< stairway to the top." Men may find permanent equality only in Communism, but not without surrender of their freedoms and liberties. Current tendencies forpeopli to otoey only laws they like, to act with haste to avoid the delays of "due process", to ibe- lieve the end justifies the means—all are among the cliche arguments that he explodes. Mr. Cummerford describes the relentless zeal with which some Americans and certain public agencies strive to wipe out all the "bias" and "discrimination" they can find. The eal danger, he insists, is that) civil rights backers also may wipe out individual freedoms n their zeal for reform. He cites our experience since World War II with? state en-' 'orcing agencies,; which" si^irt unobtrusively but in time toe- come aggressive, fpower hun- ry, and expansive. • Litigation patterns (he cites examples) are developing the dea that racial balances of chools and' neighborhoods must 3e altered into a different ra- io from that) which has nor- nally developed. We are allowing liberty, Mr. Cummerford shows, to be subordinated to "equality." (Leaders of government, the press, of churches and of edu- ation are today giving more upport and encouragement to nob action, he remarks', than o .the maintenance of maximum freedom of thought and leed for individuals. We may now foe on the .hreshold of the era predicted y Orwell, when 3$ig Brother vatches to maintain the "ter- •ible equality that is slavery," Mr. iCummerford suggests. How can we disagree with lis view that it is high time ;o ask ourselves where we are leaded? THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER y Thursday, April 30, 1964 i Mi'ss Janice Rouritree, student in Texas Tech, visited her parents, -Mr. and Mi-s. Joe Rountree at Lutie during the week end. Mr. and Mra. Ray King 1 of Guymon, Okla., were week end visitors in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brewer. Here from Texas Tech, Luib- hock, -were Joel Lowry and' his cousin, Kenny Young, whose home is Irving. They visited Joel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lowry at Lutie, and Young also visited another aunti and uncle, . Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Sweat in Wellington. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Young. Mr. and Mrs. .G, T. Austin have two daughters visiting in their home this week, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Clifton and Linna of Wilmington, Calif., and Mrs. Bernice King of Childress. Week end visitors in the •home of Mr. and Mrs. Rolan Bryan were their son, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bryan and children of Amarillo. Mr, and Mrs. Paul Williams and daughter, Brenda, of Plain- viow sipent from Thursday night to Sunday in the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson, Karen and Linda. Among the relatives and friends from out of town ing in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bowen recently have been Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Kcsler, Reece Kesler, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Shiflett of Dimmitt; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gunstenson of Hereford; Mr. and Mrs. El- •bert Kesler of Amarillo; Mr. and Mrs. Tolleson of Clarendon, Mi*, and' Mrs. DarveU Nored of Seguln, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Winter of Lawton, Okla. Mrs. Clemmie Hickman, Austin Hickman and son, Robert, of Fort Worth. Phone: 447-5717 There's nothing like a bad "you- did-it" plumbing job to put your happy home into an uproar. Save yourself plenty of household work and expense by calling an expert for the job. Call today! Prices are low. Work guaranteed. O'HAIR PLUMBING AND HEATING FRESH Pint — Strawberries FRESH Tomatoes Package Crisp Fresh Pound — LETTUCE KELLY MILK FRESH LEAN Gallon — 79* IMPERIAL, Pure Cane 5 Pounds State Bank No. 1668 Federal Reserve District No. 11 REPORT OF CONDITION OF Gfy Sfafe Bank IN WELLINGTON of Wellington, Collingsworth County, in the State of Texas, at the close of business on April 15, 1964. ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, and cash items in process of collection $ 233,061.18 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 735,642.34 (Loans and discounts (including $8,096.21 overdrafts) 746,731.15 Bank premises owned $1.00, furniture and fixtures $1.00 2.00 TOTAL ASSETS $1,715,436.67 Ground Beef FRYERS BACON USDA Inspected Pound Armour Star 2 Pounds _ FRANKS UPTON TEA p " k LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations _. $1,189,616.10 Time and savings deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 210,269 P2 Deposits of United .States Government (including postal savings) _ 2,262.78 Deposits of States and political subdivisions 111,175.06 TOTAL DEPOSITS $1,513,322.96 (a) Total demand deposits $1,249,553.94 (b) Total time and savings deposits $ 263,769.02 TOTAL LIABILITIES - __$1,513,322.96 MOO "" 3 FOR _. Frozen Dinners Instant 4!/2 oz 48 pkg. Tea Bags 99* 69* SHURFINE Crackers Pound — 79$ EACH FRIDAY WE WILL HAVE Home Cooked Pastries IN OUR STORE CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Capital: (a) Common stock, total par value $50,000.00 . $ 50,000.00 Surplus . 125,000.00 Undivided profits 27,113.71 TOTAL OAPITAiL ACCOUNTS $ 202,113.71 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $1,715,436.67 MEMORANDA Assets pledged or assigned to secure Mabilities and for other purposes (including notes and 'bills rediscounted and securities sold with agreement to repurchase) — _ $ 220,000.00 Loans as shown above are after deduction of valuation reserves of $ 15,000.00 I, Jack Aaron, Assistant Cashier, of the above-named bank do solemnly affirm that this report of condition is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge and bfili&f JACK AARON Correct—Attest: ZOOK THOMAS JOE C. TERRY JOHN H. NASH SANDOWN SMITH Directors State of Texas, County of Collingsworth, SB: Sworn to and subscribed 'before me this 22 day of April, 1964, and I herefby certify that I am not an officer or director of this bank. [SEAL] My commission expires June 1, 1965 BILLY MOSELY, Notary Public. MIXED NUTS, 14 oz..... COCA-COLA, 3 cartons 59* SJOO 3lbs.- P/ay fhe Money Game Nothing to buy-you may win from $1.00 to $50 Lb. - with purchase of 6 light bulbs any size at reg. price DOUBLE STAMPS Next Tues. and Wed.

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