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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 8

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Wellington Leader : Established 1009 Published Every Thursday , , '. , at 918 West* Arenae, Wellington, Texas 1 ... ''; DESKINS WELLS, Editor and Publisher _ Entered as second class mail Aug. 25, 1909 at the post olfl& at Wellington, Texas, under Act. of March 3, 1879. EDITORIAL Sustaining Member National Editorial Association Member Texas Press Association Member Panhandle Press Association NOTICE: .Any: erroneous reflection upon the character, stand- Ing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear inline 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 lOrf per line Thursday, May 7, 1964 Soil Stewardship Week Stresses Our Care of the Land This is Soil Stewardship Week, a nation-wide observance, in which we of Salt Fork Soil Conservation District join, and which underscores man's obligations to God as stewards of the soil and other resources. Soil stewardship is soil conservation, and certainly no one should be more concerned than we in Collingsworth. Our work in conserving and building the land has been outstanding, but our rewards from it have been even more impressive. Man's consciousness of soil stewardship goes far back in history. God, speaking through Moses, gave the Israelites specific instructions for the care of their land when they reached Israel after their centuries in Egypt. Civilizations long dead left remains of conservation practices that can still be defined by archeologists. These were primitive indeed. Now the needs of conservation are complex and the stewardship required of us grows in importance. Man and the industrial life he has created brings pressures to bear on the limited supply of resources the Lord has provided. Cities spread into the country, Agriculture spurred by research and mechanization, becomes more intensive. New machines give new opportunity for leisure and desire for recreation that puts further demands on the land and water and forests. Shrinking space, growing populations, international tensions and social and economic changes now all enter into the stewardship we must render for the land we have in our care. DR. P. A. PRESLAR OPTOMETRIST Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT Tel. WE 7-3922 411 Ave. B, NE Box 869 Childress, Texas FEES CASH When you're ready to .. OR REFINANCE ra FIRST FEDERAL has a plan to fit your need • CONVENTIONAL LOANS —to build, buy, remodel, repair, or refinance existing loam • FHA TITLE II LOANS — to build or buy • FHA TITLE I LOANS — to repair or Improve homes; no down payment, up to 5 years to pay All loans are made In Childress and serviced In Childress, offering you personal and prompt service, In addition to low Interest rates, low Initial cost, and pre-payment privileges. Serv/ng fhe area for 28 year« FIRST FEDERAL PAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION OP CHILDMSS WE r-tsi 4 • P.O. BOX 109 ContmoKo and Avenue I, Children, Texas By Unanimous Agreement- LETTERS from the People 800 23rd Street Canyon, Texas H. Desldns Wells Box 992 Wellington, Texas Dear Deck: I nwi in hopes this finds you, Louise, Henry and the Leader staff fine and well. Part of .this Panhandle Plains Historical Society bunch and 1 a couple of the Museum Department heads and I have gotten cross-ways in <the road with each other. I feel I can get a quick correct answer fi-om you. The Amarillo National Bank is about to enlarge thedrself and are (paying for the construction of a large -wall' map and a large scene of Palo Duro. The wall map will be given back to the museum in a year. This map contains all organized counties and incorporated towns and existing post offices in the Panhandle in 1889. Of course Collingsworth County is not show as being an incorporated county. There is however, two .post offices One is on the .present site of Aberdeen and under the name of Collingsworth. The other is at Fresno and under the name Fresno. What'I want to know is what Post Offices were in Collingsiworith in 1889, where were they and wihati was their name in that year. I have read your history again and cannot find anything of that nature in it. From what I have read and been told, I am of the opinion that Aberdeen was always Aberdeen and at that earl'y year Fresno was Clifford. Wasn't Clifford the first school dn the county? The society several yeai's ago prepared and -wrote a small pam- Iphlet or book containing aH Panhandle post offices, dates of origin and post masters. This is where they are getting their information. And they will not .budge from the idea that their 'book is correct. Eliminating, evidently, the possibility of a mistake. Maybe I am wrong, mayfbe nob. With your assistance we will all up here soon know. Regards to J. K., D. E., and Virginia. Thanks, L. Max Courtney. Editor's Note: The records of the Post Office Department in Washington, 1). C.. show that the Poet Office was established in Wellington January 9, 1891, therefore, I presume the map showing Fresno and Aberdeen as the only two post offices "in the county in 1889 is correct. CROSSROADS REPORT Dear Editor: I see where our electronic generals have computed thai; we have already got enough nuclear weapons to kill off al' Russians many times over, which they cali "ovnrkiN capability." My overcynic neighbor says this reminds him of a great bear hunter who took along two cartridges, which gave him 100 per cent overkill capability, because he only needed one bear. Buti the bear didn't know that he was already mathematically overdead, and the hunter's gunmaker had been on strike the clay they put in the firing ipins, so the bear won. My over-taxed neighbor says he is dissatisfied with the income tax rule that you can't deduct charitable contributions to foreign organizations. Says he figures every year about 10 iper cent of his Federal tax squeezings goes to worthy foreign charities like Yugoslavia, Indonesia, etc., but this is not deductible. But he guesses that liberal giving to foreign fellow-men doesn't qualify as a' charitable donation, technically speaking, National Week May 3-10 SOIL STEWARDSHIP A BIG CHALLENGE BY ANY MEASURE The challenge of the land soars to' magnificent proportions. Its dimensions ibegin >with the vastmess of a nation, look outward to a hemisphere, and ultimately encompass the globe. At stake "* is the well-being of mankind, for all men depend on the productivity and uses of the land, not only for the food of existence but for nourishment of the spirit. Here is more than the place where we live. Here also is the stpaee and setting 1 for our future growth, -which may be limitless or Innrited', iw proportion to the quality of each one's concern for the land. By any standard of measurement, the land is big; tout it is not endlesi. <So it is with the companion resourcees — the water, grass and forests, the game, fish and wildlife—which are influenced and supported by the land. Together they constitute a treasury of indispensable value, entrusted to us by God for our use and for which we must accept responsibility. It is a responsibility which steadily grows larger and more exacting. Pressing against the limited resources on all sides are the mounting demands of an increasing population and because mostly it's not our big hearts that make us give to them, but the bag odds that we'll go to jail of we don't. I see where the Department of Health, Education and Welfare is mig-htily determined to ulplift us ignorant folks. This, is proved by the new cultural book that HEW is printing, ab our expense, titled "How to Watch a Football •Game," which is probably a sequel to the book it put out a while 'back on the subject of garl-watching. My brass-watcher neighbor neighbor says it's very nice of the high cockal'ora to worry that we might have to go all through life in the dark, not knowing the government-approved technique for watching football games and girls. My worrified neighbor says if Congress' doesn't quit ibilld'on- pinohing the Foi-eign Aid funds every year, some of the undei 1 developed countries are aipt to sue the U.S. for non-support). Which might seem like im- ipolite manners for charity cases, but then maybe the foreign aidees have got some room to feel wronged. On account of in the 'benevolence ibusiness, if you volunteer to pay somebody'® ibills, and to keep them >in yachts, idleness, etc., it's inhumane to iback out) of the deal just because you don't get any friendship privileges. Jet-smooth Luxury Chevrolet feel like going straight Chevrolet's Full Coil suspension makes the crookedest S-curve seem on the level. With a double-acting shock absorber in each corner, it takes the jumps out of bumps. With 4-link levelizing control, you get away with Jet-smooth acceleration. With built-in anti-dive control, you come to Jet-smooth stops. And with low-friction Ball-Race steering, you waltz over twisting roads as gracefully as a ballerina. FOR THE GREAT HIGHWAY PERFORMERS All seven Chevrolet engines are precision balanced for smooth operation. And because your Chevrolet has over 700 insulators and sound deadeners, you don't have to shout to have yourself heard. It's Trade 'N' Travel Time at your Chevrolet dealer's—the perfect time to try the Jet-smooth ride. Find the meanest stretch of road you can. Then see for yourself how straight a crooked road can feel. ^ *NO CORVETTE NOW AT YOUR CHEVROLET DEALER'S CLARK CHEVROLET CO. 1009 Ninth St. Wellington, Texas Phone 447-5422 the fifpreading requirements of a more" complex society. More people want more \ises more often from the resources at hand. And every indication is that the -trend will continue. For example: The United States population, already growing at a 1 rate of approximately 'three million each year, will 'require twice as much production; from its agricultural lands by 1980. By the year 2,000, production of wood from ttfie forest resources of the country will need to 'be doubled. America will need 600 billion gallons of water a day in 1980. We now require 270 'billion gallons daily. Each year albout a million acres are going out of agriculture, primarily to urban uses. Our requirements for recreational space and facilities are multiplying sharply—especially near centers of population. Yet in the face of these prospects^ there are disturbing signs, As a nation, we are still losing 500,000 acres a year as a result of erosion and other forms of land damage. After a quarter century of conservation effort, more than two-thirdisi of the conservation job on the land remains to be done. Ninety per cent of the development work for watershed protection and flood prevention on the watersheds of the country is yet to be started. Clearly, there Is opportunity —and need—^to increase the brotherhood of practicing Stewards. The task is too large and, too vital for the few. To each of us, God has given a share of the responsibility. For some there is work to be done on the land. For all others—consumers and users, as well as (producers—there is also work to be done in understanding the needs and problems about resources and in accepting the duties of Stewardship. Singers Meet Here May 10 The 'Second Sunday Singing convention •will be held at Trinity Methodist Church Sunday, May 10, beginning at 2 p.m. Singers from all surrounding counties will attend', and a 1 special guest will be Elmo Hudgins of Panupa, president of the Texas-Oklahoma Singing Convention. The public is invited, according to W. S. Brewer. Friction matches were first made in 1827. Dr. Chester L Harrison Optometrist CONTACT LENSES 805 West Avenue On West Side of Square I will be at my office each Tuesday and Friday Phone 447-5830 Wellington Here's an Easy Way to Find Out... Take a few minutes and answer the quiz below by circling YES or NO. YES NO 1 Is your home consistently muggy and 1- stuff? ...... ..... D D Does the summer heat penetrate through the entire house? , ....... 3. Is it hard for you to sleep at night' . . A Is your house hard to keep clean because " • of blowing wind or sand? ..... Are you sometimes irritable and miserable • from heat suffering? . . ...... g Is it impossible to find comfort from the w - hcat? ..... D D a a a a a a a a Check back ovet your answers. If you circled YES on at least half of the questions you have a definite cooling comfort problem. The answer to your problem is: (jauoujpucQ xiy uioo-g p9)tn9upg See your electric appliance dealer or Weft Texas Utilities right away. 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