The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on May 7, 1964 · Page 9
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May 7, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 9

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THE DAY THE HORSES CAME TO TOWN Horses, more than 150 of them, marched in the big western parade Sat., May 2, at 10 a. m., sponsored by the Wellington Future Fanners as one of their Western Day-Rodeo events. This is the annual trip to town for practically every horse whose youthful riders attend WHS. Most horses were ridden in the parade, but a few ponies pulled carts. The one exception was a rebellious goat, pulling a cart, who had to be pulled from the front and prodded from behind. ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL NOTES Dick Sweat!, medical, April 27 to May 2. Alvin Clyde Harper, 11-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Harper, medical, April 27 and 28. Randy Driver, 13-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. ILeroy Driver, traumatic surgery, April 27 to May 1. Debra Hays, 6-year-oM daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hays of Paducah, medical, Alpril 28 to May 3. Jerry DePauw, medical, was admitted April 29. Rev. J. F. Michael, surgic^, has been a patient since April 30. Ruth Bishop, medical, May 1 to 4. Michael Deason, surgical, May 2 and 3. W. E. Franks, medical, May THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, May 7, 1964 2 to 5. Jack Phlpps, medical, May 2 and 3. Joe Lennon of Canyon, medical, has been a patient since May 3. Mrs. Mack Saied, obstetrical, was admitted May 4. W. T. McAdams, medical, was admitted May 4. Patients dismissed since April 27, who were admitted earlier, are: E. T. Hollabough, April 28. Mrs. Alonzo Price, April 29. Mrs. R. L. Tenison, April 29. Mrs. Paul Spillman. and Dyn- ette Spillman, April 29. Merritt James, 'May 2. Mrs. Earl Keller, May 3. Only two states, California and Pennsylvania, have laws concerning what can go inside stuffed toys sold in those states. Form Shamrock CB Radio Club The Shamrock C-B CM> for two-way radio operators was organized recently with Kenneth Gramham as president. Other officers are Bob May-, field, vice president; and L. A. Miller secretary-treasurer. Meetings will be each second and fourth, Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. in the Justice of the Peace courtroom at Shamrock. Everyone Interested in citizen-band two-way radio is invited to attend, according to Gramham. The next meeting will .be May 12. Australia 1 is the only continent in which the blowgun was unknown. Chosen by Salt Fork SCD "Outstanding Farmer" Pursues Two Careers Zook Thomas, named Outstanding Farmer of Salt Fork Soil Conservation district, is a farmer by choice, with a deliberate plan of conservation, followed systematically, that has paid off. The success of his conservation farming opened the door for a second profession, when he came to the attention of City State Bank, and he was asked to join its staff. He is now its executive vice president. Thomas' conservation achievements are in the face of what could ibe a Ibig problem, for his land is in a deep sandy area, hardest in Salt Fork SCD to handle, easiest to wear out and leach out. Against this background, Zook Thomas conservation farms 3,608 acres, approximately 1,000 of it in cultivation. Cotton, grain sorghum and livestock are the backbone of his operations. A conservation cropping system covers most of his cultivated land. Stubble mulching and rye for cover crops* are two practices he has followed year after year. Thomas is quick to say, however, that rye is not every man's answer to soil problems but as his. He first planted it during dust bowl days. "I like the way it holds down the soil and the fiber it (puts back in the land 1 ," Thomas says. "I try to plant my rye in my cotton about the time 1 lay it by. That takes' care oJ wind erosion in the winter when so much of our Tand here blows." He also has used alfalfa to good advantage. Thomas was fortunate enougl to find irrigation water anc his sprinkler system irrigates 128 acres of cotton. He sup plements irrigation with fer tilizer. But another kind of water is unwanted—that which come, with washing rains. To contro this, Thomas has put in 2,40C feet of diversions and built an erosion control dam, with 1C acres of grassed water way "This is just the beginning,' he adds. Brush control is part of hi Salt Fork SOD program. H started by cutting 200 acres i: 1955 using a brush cutter. "But a better way is to take an old one-way, seti it light so t will just clip the sage brush ind, pull out some roots. I get i better kiM." He now has the rush out on 968 acres of land vith about 70 acres more to . Grass seeding is another part his program. "I'm going (pretty strong on seeping love and sand love grasses—weeping loce to use for v inter grazing along with the rye," he remarked. Thomas has cross-fenced his pastures to control grazing on 1863 out of a total of 2237 acres of \pas- ;ure. Two wells and two ponds ive livestock water, to say nothing of hours- of fishing pleasure from the latter. A hazard to the sandy lane of the Lillie area is wine erosion. "One of the first) things I did in the way of soil conserv ation was to put out shelter belts," Thomas says. Now 38 acres of land scattered over his) farms is in trees. In recent fears, he has planted only a ingle row, which the Forest Service feels is more effective than the older method of several rows. Thomas is not afraid of original thinking. His way of lamdling blowing sand is a case in point. "There were places on my "arm wthere it had iblown down to the clay. I found if I'd take a plow and scratch those slpots —rough it up a little—the next trime the sand (blows ib will :atjch in the day, then when it fill's over, I plow again and catch a little more topsoil," he explains. Thomas' experimental nature i® most valuable to Salt Fork Soil Conservation District, says Bob Crawford 1 , work unit conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service. He was one of those who about 10 years ago helped introduce guar here—which again is being pushed as a money crop. He was one of the group who proved ibeyond a doubt the value of guar beans as' a high- iprotein livestock feed. "It means a man can grow his own protein," Thomas remarks. With the same spirit of experiment, Thomas cooperates with the Northwest Texas Re search Demonstration program carried on by the Extension Plants for Mother's Day Giant Pothus lervice and Texas Experiment Station in Collingsworth, Hall .ml Wheeler countries. His work s in the fieM of cotton fertil- zers and irrigation. Thomas values his wildlife program, and in addition to the ane fish that come out of his ponds, protection and feedlbring an abundance of quail and doves, even in short years for -hose fine birds. Thomas serves Salt Fork SCD on its board of supervisors, and has been 1 its chairman, vico chairman and secretary-treasurer. In addition to the regular business of the iboard, Thomas gives much time arranging special events, (planning soil tours, working with 4-H and FFA members, etc. An effective speaker, he makes frequent talks before civic group and on radio and television on behalf of soil conservation. SMALL POTATOES Chemical 1 tests in present \ise are sensitive enough to detec one part in a fbillion of certain drugs. Bargains in the Classifieds. Midwestern U Parents Day Set WICHITA FALLS.— Plans lave been completed to welcome many parents who will visit the Midwestern University campus on Pai'ents Day, Saturday, May 9. This special day has been planned by the University's student government. Tours of MU campus will (begin, at 9:30 a.m. and a free barbecue for all visitors, students, and faculty, is scheduled at noon in the Clark Student Center. Harrison Salisbury of The New York Times will speak to the group and general public at 2 p.m. in the University Auditorium and his address will be followed by a reception. Beginning at 7 ip.m. in the auditorium, a student talent show will be presented. Student Campus royalty will also be featured. The activities will be climaxed with the annual Spring For mal dance in Clark Studen Center. I 1,000,000 (One Million) BUCCANEER STAMPS Will be given away. See the Grand Prize list posted in our store. No purchase necessary to win. Contest lasts through July 3. Get your card punched every time you are in the store. EVERYBODY WINS J. C Howe/I Gro. & Mkt. DODSON, TEXAS $695 Medium POTHUS RUBBER PLANTS BEN FRANKLIN Subscribe NO W Thanks to the Voters of Prect. 3 The writer would like to take this means and opportunity of thanking the voters of Precinct 3 for their support. I am very grateful for the privilege of serving you another four years. I believe that my experience will enable me to do more work and render greater service than during my first term. I urge the voters to take the time to check into county finances, and you will find them to be in good shape. I shall always work to keep the operation of Collingsworth County on a cash basis. Again, I say "Thank You" for your support of May 2, and I remain, J. C. (Clyde) Emmert Commissioner of Precinct 3 and SAVE On June 1,1964 the Following Rales Will Go Into Effect Subscription rates in Wellington area, Collingsworth and adjoining counties. Six Months $2.25 One Year - $4.00 Outside Collingsworth and adjoining counties Six Months $3.00 One Year $5.00 We are selecting June 1, 1964 as the effective date for putting these new rates into effect because most of our mail subscriptions will have been renewed by that time. You can subscribe at the old rate until June 1 and your paper will be extended a full year from its present expiration date. The Wellington Leader is one of the last weekly newspapers to announce this increase in mail subscriptions. For over a year papers in Shamrock, Clarendon, Quanah, Tulia, Canyon, etc. have been charging the rates published above. No subscription will be accepted at our old rates for a period longer than one year - Renew now and save.

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