The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on May 7, 1964 · Page 12
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May 7, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 12

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•* "kiftt;? —By Detklns Weds The elections have come, and gone; but they furnished some surprises both locally and over the state. The strength of the write-in campaigns was unexpected and was something that has not hapipened in the county in years. Gov. Connally f led Mia opponent about 4 to 1 as compared to a 69% average over .the- state as a whole. Preston Smith, running, for a second term as JLieuteniamt Governor, lacked only 1 vote of beating his opponent .14 to 1 in the county. If I had known that was going to happen I would 1 have been -tempted 1 to go back in the afternoon and vote for him again. There was also a surprise in the Republican ranks in the write-in votes for Henry Cabot Lodge. Goldwater, whose name was on the ballot, was expected to lead; but Lodge's name was not and there had been no previous publicity about any such campaign in the state if there was one. It is too bad that the Republicans could not have nominated Bush in the first primary without having to go to the-trouble of an expensive and perhaps bitter campaign which will not tend to help them in November. There are two highly interesting stories about farming and ranching In this issue of the paper. The first is about Polly O'Neil who won the regional award for the greatest job in rebuilding eroded land. The otiher is about Zook Thomas who won 1 the district award for the best farmer. Here is some information that is not too optimistic. The "High Plains Irrigation Survey" for 1963 shows that: In 1949. 63% of the area wells produced over 700 gallons per minute and only 48% of them were lifting from over 125 feet. By 1956 the figures had changed to 45% over 700 . gallons and 77% lifting over 125 feet. Last year only 35% of the wells were yielding over 700 gallons a minute and 80% of the wells were lifting over 125 feet. These are depressing facts and they bring up the question of how long will the supply of ground water last. Velman Warrick says that they have had to deepen the wells on their land twice In the last few years. All that -vegetation growing on the plains each summer is bound to have had some (beneficial effects for -us up here to the northeast. Those lush 'crops throwing off millions and millions of gallons! of water undoubtedly tempered the dry hot winds that prevail from the southwest in the summer. Don Van Pelt, who has a 56 acre allotment on the Plymouth flat, must have set some kind of a record for dry land farming on his 6364 crop. He averaged 542 pounds of lint per acre and says he wasted a little in stripping. His first planting was destroyed by webworms and his second was delayed by rains, but even so the crop was produced fairly economically because he sprayed the north half only three times and he did not spray the south half at all. Half of the crop was fertilized and half was not and he says the fertilized land was appreciably higher in yield so a little more money spent on fertilizer might have produced an even greater yield. Max Courtney, who once worked for this newspaper, has turned out to toe quite a letter writer in his old age. As a result of his first letter, L. B. Bratten has dug up (tim's information for me. The Wellington Post Office was established on Jan. 9, 1891. Here is a second letter from Mr. Courtney: Dear Deck, Thank you for going to so much trouble, especially when I could have done it myself. L however, just didn't think of it. In the letter I received from you today; you said that Aberdeen and Fresno both had Post Offices in 1889. My main quarrel with the map- maker, however is that iiutead of Aberdeen where Aberdeen ; how" stands they have inserted the name Collingsworth for the place. I have never heard anything •bout Aberdeen beinK n*qied ' Colling* worth before 'It was Aberdeen. Please confirm or '*' «"*"- Top 8th Graders Picked High Ranking Seniors j "" ^^^ * ' * J *" ^^r ' - 1 J r ,'**,' ,, } ^ Named at Samnorwood Barbara Hill is valedictorian and Wayne Lindley salutatorian of the 'Samnorwood gradHiat- ing class, .Supt. Orville Cunningham announced itihis week. Three other high ranking seniors also were announced: Claudine Conner, Joyce Alexander and Jimmy Martindale. They and their classmates will graduate Friday night, May 22. As high tanking student, Barbara has a four-year scholastic average of 91. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Sets Opening of Texaco Station The grand opening of .Don's Texaco Station' wall be. held Thursday, Friday and -Saturday, May 7 through 9, Don Manuel, owner-Joperattor, announced this week. The station is located at the corner of Highway 83 and 9th Street. A number of special events and free merchandise will toe offered during the -three-day grand opening, the owner said. The Marouel family are former residents of the county. He operated a service station here in 1949, then moved to Borger, where he was employed 'by Phillips Petroleum Company 12 years. He later operated a Texaco station at Borger until the family returned here. •Mrs. Manuel is .the former Wanda Minatrea. They have three children: Joey, 10; Kathy, 7; and Terry, 2. Sam Kennedy — from page one carried a colored iband. The circus traveled in its own 50- car train. "It didn't get to be 100 cars till Barnum. and Bailey joined (them." he explained. -Sam played in the famous circus band, then went on with his own comedy routine, several times a day. • One season he pJayed! the Orpheum Theatre in New York City. "The stage was as long as from here to across the street," 'he remembers. "I didn't like to perform there. By the time I'd get from the wings to the center of the stlage, my lhair was standing ulp." He also played vaudeville two years in Dallas and once he was with a stock company. Much of the time, though, it was a life of one night performances. "It's something to go to sleep in one town and wake up in another, every day," he observed. Sam never iplayed Wellington, but 'he has /performed! in Amarillo and the show was rained out in Shamrock. He remembers how muddy the streets were. But sometimes he was lonely for his home state. "Once we saw a load of Texas watermelons in a cattle car In Minnesota. We hadn't seen a watermelon in I don't know when, so we took our knives and reached into -tihe car and cut us some slices." •Sam ended show business on a tragic -note. His -last day was in Pulton, Kentucky, and after the band had marched an the •sweltering heat, one of his coworkers and closest friends dropped dead Sam was and is a deeply religious man, and after he left it, there was no inclination: to return to show business, (he says. Mrs. Kincannon — from page one Billy Dee, all of the home: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. -C. H. Ooe of Shamrock. Also surviving are four sisters and three (brothers: Mrs. Bill Ferril of Shamrock, Mrs. C. !>. Dyess Jr., of Florola, Ala.; Mrs. John Guadagnolo of Arlington; Mrs. A. R. Belter of Amarillo; 0. E. Coe, Bobby Joe Coe and Johnny D. Coe, all of Arlington. L. MM Courtaey. Aberdeen was always Aberdeen as long as its lasted. Perhaps the map maker was referring to the county as a whole and not to a town or post office. I told you it would rain in May. It is not very much yet, but it .is. a start Jack Sanford has dusted off this old one: "In ifche thirties a 5 year old boy was out playing in the yard when a few big drops of rain hit him in the face. It startled the youngster so he fainted and they had to pour four buckets of sand on his face to revive him." Harald HiH who live in the Chinai Grove community. Wayne, the salutatorian, has a four-year average of 90.33 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. iL. Lindley. The next-ranking student is Claudine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Conner, with a 90.26 average, while Joyce, daughter of 'Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Alexander, has a scholastic average of 89.40; and Jimmy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Martindale has averaged 89.14. The top five eighth grade graduates also were announced by Supt. Cunningham: High ranking student is Karon Cunningham, daughter of Supt. and Mrs. Cunningham, wiith an average of 94.55. Second high is Janice Colson, with an average of 93.65. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mr&. Tom W. Colson, Next are Sherry Latham, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Latham, 92.40; and Billie Purkey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Purkey, 91.00. High ranking boy in the class is Nelson Dwyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dwyer, with an average of 89.05. Dodson Church Honors Mothers A program honoring mothers of the area will 1 be presented at the Dodson Church of the Nazarene in Dodson .Sunday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Children of tihe high school department of the church will participate. The oldest mother, youngest mother, and the mother wftth the moslfc children present will be honored and /presented a gift. O'Neil —from page one Mr. and Mrs. O'Neil make their home on their ranch, andl a 15-year-old 1 granddaughter, Leatrice Ann Adams, makes her home with them. They have three sons. Austin O'Neil Jr., who farms at Cotton Center; Ted O'Neil; and Walter Lee O'Neil, a .lawyer in Fort Worth. t Mrs. Morgan — from page one •Mrs. Morgan became a member of the Baptist) Church early in life and at the time of 'her death, she was a member of First Baptist Church here. Mr. Morgan preceded her in death April 12, 1948. Surviving Mrs. Morgan are five sons: E. A. Morgan of Hedrick, Okla.; Ira Morgan of Quail; John Morgan of Tell; Dick Morgan of Spearman; and Raymond Morgan of Wellington. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. .at Owens & Scott George Scott announced this week that Bill Langford is now in charge of the meat department of the Owens & Scott Super Market. Mr. Langford, who has Jiadi years of experience in the grocery business and especially the meat processing business, says he will Ibe happy to see some of his old customers at his hew stand. Church Men to Kiamichi Clinic Nine men from First Christian' Church are attending the annual Kiamichi Clinic at Kiamichi, Okla., this week. They are Jack Sanford, J. M. Strong, Zook Thomas, Sandy Parsons, Claud McMiMin, Raymond Neeley, Billy Neeley, H. M. Clubb and Min. Hiram Cassel. . . The Kiamichi Clinic is heM annually for men of .the Disciples of Christ, and approximately 4,000 are attending from all of the 48 continental states. The theme of the Clinic this year is "How I Can M'aike My Life Count for Christ." Dam Water —from, page one seek a planning loan, possiibfy a revision of the application now before Housing and Home Finance, to continue engineering studies and other necessary work. Cortez Barnett of Dozier, a member of the .board, summed up the iboard's position: "We've got to come up with a project if we are to progress and we don't have long to do it. Let's get the water and then we can do something with Spence opened his discussion by explaining that at this point it is necessary to talk am generalities. The Collingsworth Water Board is proposing !to start off with one d)am on Salt Fork, located possibly at the Samnorwood or Quail sites, to irrigate approximately 20,000 acres of land and costing an estimated $5,000,000. Only a reservoir for irrigation is considered at this point, although it is ibrought out other benefits wilfl follow. Spence explained the financing possibilities available thru Housing and Home Finance Agency, thru which a grant of up to one-half the cost may be secured. This agency also can buy .bonds issued on the remaining half, although the need for a small tax was not discounted. Spence >has worked through HHFA to secure financing on similar .projects, including those of the SLubbock and Regan county water districts, similar to the Collingsworth proposal. To igive the group a 1 more concrete idea of the size of the first step in the board's program, Spence and Wolverton Coffee Break Day May 13 National Hospital Week Activities Planned National Hospital Week, May 10 'to 16, will ibe observed at St. Joseph's Hoapitali this year, with activities under the direction of the Hospital Auxiliary, according to Mrs. Lyndon Crelia, chairman. The observance will be directed at both adult® and children this year, with St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary hosting a coffee-'break day for the public and conducting a 1 tour of the 'hospital for students of Mrs. G. W. xLane's kindergarten. Coffee-break Day is to be Wednesday, May 13. The morning hours are to ibe from 9 to Owens Opens New Automotive Center Here Robert Owens this week announced the opening of Owens Automotive Center at the location of his Owens Truck Stop, with 24-hour road-wrecker heavy winch service as a special service. At the same time, Owens announced that Junior Mitchell will be in charge of the repair and automotive center. Mitchell, long-time resident ,of the county, is widely experienced in re(pair work and is well capable of (handling both general repair and emergency work. The new automotive center is completely equipped and a full line of -parts and salvage is available. 11; the afternoon, 2 to 5. Again this year the staff room of the hospital will be the setting for the coffee, a sweet treat, and casual conversation. The tour for the kindergarten students is, to better acquaint them with the hospital facilities in order to helip overcome tihe children's fears of the unknown when inpatient care might ibe required. "The well-being of the hospital and our community are inseparable. Wellington is indeed fortunate to have a 1 hospital with the coveted American Hospital Association accreditation," Mrs. Crelia said. "Remember to help the aux- ilians and staff of St. Joseph's Hospital celebrate National Hospital Week with your presence on Wednesday, May 13, at one or both of the coffee- break hours," she continued. County Voters — from, page one district candidates will be found in the tabulated retiurns on another page of this issue. Forty-one Republicans voted in the one box for the county and named David Baumgardner ounty Republican chairman with 13 votes. J. C. Hartman received 4 and Emil Kersten 1. Other returns also are in the tabulated results on another ipage. Ruben McGill of Lub'bock spent tihe past week end with his parents-, Mr. and Mrs. John McGill. Mr. and Mrs. Keith Williams and children, of Plainview, spent Sunday in the home of his sister, Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson. expMned that a dam at the Samnorwood site would back up a reservoir of 130,000 acre feet of water from a watershed of 560 square miles. This would be Ibelow the proposed Greenbelt Municipal and Industrial Water Authority dam .near Lelia Lake. A considerable portion of the meeting was. given over to questions from the audience covering many aspects of the water development program. "I am impressed with .the people here tonight and the interest they have shown," Spence said at the end of the meeting. The local insurance agent Here YESTERDAY.. Here TODAY, Here TOMORROW... The man you know and trust Wells & Wells Calvin Hurst Insurance Harold Watkins Jack Sanford Abstracts "Dependable Insurance' DIAL 447-2520 — THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER . Thursday, May 7, 1964 Rockets Nome 1964 Captains The Skyrocket football players named next season's) tri- captains in a recent meeting, Coach Don Beck .reported. They are Wayne (Barton, quarterback; Joe Rudy, tackle; and Gary White, halfback. All three will be seniors next year. Burglars —from page one the turn-row between Zeb NeeT- ey's and Clarence Dlevins's fields awd walked to the school." The east side of the school, where the entry was made, cannot be seen 'by those living in the teacherages on the campus, the superintendent said. The burglars apparently worked with the lights turning and did not turn them off when they left, he added. The .burglary was discovered by Johnny Parker, school custodian, when he opened the building about 7 a.m. Thursday. Supt. Moseley had worked in the building until about 8 p.m. His office was entered by the burglars and the contents of fiMng cabinets scattered over the floor. Supt. Moseley assured those who had bought ads in the school (program 'that they will be printed as usual. Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Hodge assisted Rainey and Baten in the investigation. The burglary of the Wellington Livestock Sales is believed to have taken place Sunday night, May 3, and entry was gained by iprying the lock from the off ice . door. The change, which Edd Henard estimated to- officers at about $30, was taken from a drawer. Henard and 1 his ibrotiher, John Robert Henard, are the owners. Nothing else was reported! missing, according to Sheriff Rainey. SKIN ITCH DON'T SCRATCH TT- Scratching spreads infection, causing MORE pain. Apply quick-drying ITOH-ME-NOT instead. Itching quiets down irt minutes and antiseptic action helps speed healing. Fine for eczema, insect bites, foot itch r other surface rashes. If not pleased, your 48tf back at any drug store. TODAY at PARSONS DRUG. DR. JACK L. ROSE OPTOMETRIST Contact Lenses Closed Saturday Afternoons 505 Main MEMPHIS Phone 259-2216 To The People Of The 100th Judicial District: Nelmarie, Charles, Jr. and Parman join me in expressing Thanks 5,975 times for the vote of confidence extended in the successful campaign for Democratic nomination for the office of District Judge. I shall try always to merit your confidence. Sincerely, Charles L. Reynolds THE OPENING OF Owens Automotive Center 24-HOUR ROAD-WRECKER HEAVY WINCH SERVICE We are pleased to announce that the Owens Automotive Center is open and ready for business and will offer a 24 - hour Road - Wrecker Heavy Winch Service. Junior Mitchell will be in charge of the salvage center located on Highway 83 South. Come to see us for a complete line of parts and salvage at money saving prices. Owens Automotive Center Robert Owens, owner Phone 447-2071 447-2271 Night 447-5561

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