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Microfilm Service and Sales P.O.Box 8066 xxxxx. Dallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson 12 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in CoHingsworth County 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, CoHingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, May 14, 1964 Number 43 Spotted Rain to 3.5 Inches Falls Over Week End Spotted rain fell over Collingsworth county Saturday and Sunday, giving some sections up to 3.5 inches of rain, but) leaving others with no more than .2. The Weather Bureau Station , in Wellington recorded onfy .47. The Dodson area, missed in the rain that fell Tuesday, May 5, had up to 2.6 inches during the week end, according to Ed Crowder of the Farmers Co-op Enterprises. In the town itself, from .3 .to ..5 was measured. North and northeast of Dodson, amounts to 2.4 were measured; to the east the rain was from an inch to an inch and a half. Around Kelley, rain measured •two inches, .but at the Atteberry Hill near town and in Fresno it was only .2 'to .3 inch. iLynn Carter reported two inches, but Fred Covey Jr. south-east of town, got only .7. The rainfall was spotted in the Arlie area, Crowder said. Some gauges measured 1.7, but — See back page T.B.Wilkins, Long-time Cafe Owner Dies T. B. Wilkins, Sr., 80, a restaurant operator, who had lived here 22 years, died at his home at 400 9th Street) Sunday at 10:20 a.m. He had suffered from a heart ailment*- • several] years, but his condition had been critical since he suffered a stroke sax days 'before his death. Mr. Wilkins owned and operated Tom's Red Top Cafe with his son, Tom Wilkins. A native Texan, Tyrus Bell Wilkins was iborn Dec. 22, 1883 at Italy, and grew up in -that part of the state. He had operated cafes during most of his adult life, and was in lousiness in Amarillo and Dallas before coming to Wellington. He also was a member of the police force in San Angelo a number of years ago. Mr. Wilkins served in the Army during World War I. He was a member of the Baptist Church. On June 10, 1922, Mr. Wilkins was married to Dorothy Mae Hixson at Claire City, Minn., and she was associated with him in his • cafe operations. Funeral services' for Mr. ; Wilkins were conducted at First Baiptist Church Monday at • 3 p.m. with the Rev. Russell Pogue of Petersburg officiating. Burial was in the West Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. • Business houses in Wellington were closed during ' the hour of the service. Surviving Mr. Wilkins are his wife, of the home; three daughters and seven sons: Mrs. Charles Cason, Jr., of Sublett, Kan.; Mrs. Mike Cianciola and Mrs. Paul Hansel of Memphis, — See back page WHEN QUICK ACTION SAVES A LIFE Thirteen-rnonths-old Randy Driver is well again, but only recently his life depended on the quick action of Mrs. Lee White, left, in applying mouth to mouth resuscitation after the baby fell into a 5-gallon container of wa- ter. Randy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Driver, and his father is employed by White. The accident occurred at the Driver home on the White farm in Kelley community. At Peek White Farm Baby's Life Saved by Artificial Respiration A 13-months-old Kelley community :boy is alive today because one woman, who has never had a first aid course, remembered wihat she had read and applied mouth to mouth resuscitation and restored the youngster's breathing after it had stopped. Randy Driver, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Driver, who work on the Peck White farm, followed an older child outside the house while Ms mother was busy and fell head-first into a large can of water containing detergent and bleach. "I was talking on the phone when I saw Beverly (Randy's mother) running toward the house with the ibaby in her arms. His face was already black," said Mrs. White. "I knew I had to do something." "I put hian on a rug in the kitchen floor and started breathing in his mouth," she continued. "I sent Beverly to the field to get Peek. "It seemed like hours, ibut he says it couldn't have been over two minutes. The other children were standing thei'e asking .what was the matter with him, but I didn't stop to answer. Once the baby gasped and I thought it might be the test one. "I. got some mucous. out of his throat and turned him over and gave artificial respiration. He started breathing again," Jimmie White relates. Although he was back to life it. was not the end of the experience for the tiny boy. Mrs. White brought him and his mother to St. Joseph's Hospital. His fever went up. and except for strong antibiotics, he would have ihad ipneumonia. Now there is no visible sign of his brush with death. "Before that, had anyone ask—See back page County Has One Voting Box in Second Primary There will be only one voting box for the entire county in the second Democratic Primary, June 6, according -to G. B. Hopper, county democratic chairman. This will be located in the county courtroom of the courthouse, and all Democrats will vote there, irregardless of their home voting precinct. There will be only one race to be voted on Representative- at-large in which Joe Pool, the incumbent, is opposed by Robert W. Baker. They Repeat An Honor Danny Martin, Carol Blain Top Graduates Danny Martin is the valedictorian and Carol Blain the salutatorian of the graduating class of Wellington high school, high school principal E. W. Clement announced this week. It was witih these same hon 1 ors and in this order that Danny and Carol were graduated from the eighth .grade four years ago. Danny has a four year average of 96.216. He is the son Student Program 55 Graduate from Wellington Jr. High at Progran on May 21 Fifty-five boys and girls will receive diplomas in the graduation exercises of Wellington junior high school Thursday evening, May 21, The program will be in the high school auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. The students will present their own iprogram. David Groves will give the valedictory address and Harry Patterson the salutatory address. A. A. McQueary, junior high principal, will present the class to Supt. J. L. Hanper who will award the diplomas. L. A. Gilmore will 'give the invocation and C. T. Huibbard the 'benediction. Musical numbers toy the student* mrill include a clarinet aolo, "Pastoral Portrait," by Brenda Bobo, and the musical reading, "I Am Old Glory" by I Beth Smith. Cherry Lewis .will be the accompanist for both numbers. "America the Beautiful" will be sung iby a vocal ensemble, made up of Vicki Wade, Susan Coffee. Vikki Saunders, Tanya Horton, Rhonda Kersten, Polly Browning, Freida Minatrea, with Mrs. Jack Davis «s accompanist. Mary QLou Holton will play the processional and recessional. Graduating are Joe Aguirre, Mary Aguirre, Alfred L. Allred, Jan Blain, Jimmy D. Black, Brenda Bobo, Jan Bowen, Kenneth Brown, Polly Browning, Faith Chambliss, Joy Chandler, Kent Clark, Susan Coffee. Fred Oovey Jr., Steven Ray Davis, Alan Fires, Michael Gilmore, David Lynn Groves, John William Harris", Andy Henard, James Edward Henard, Sammy Hicks, Ronnie R. Hill, Nat Hamilton Holton, Tanya Hoi-ton. Chris Hubbard, Gerald Eugene Johnson, Rhonda Kersten, -Gtlenda Kiker, Kathy Kiker, Jacqueline King, George Alex Kopp, Cherry Lewis, Jim Lindsey, iBilly McKinney, Freida Minatrea, Delores Ann Moody, Kenneth R. Morrison, Joy Mae Nation, Cheryl Needham, Billy Neeley, Jimmy Neeley, Linda Diane Ogletree, Harry Patterson, Deborah Peters, Linda Phillips, George Porter, Vikki Saunders, Bobby Lee Sherwood, Nancy Sikes, Beth Smith, Nancy Sue Thomas, Patricia Thomas, Vikki Wade, and Tim White. of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Martin and is outstanding as an ath- tete as well as a scholar in Wellington high school. Carol is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E, Ward. Her four-year grade average is 92.761. She also has been ace in basketball, and she is a talented musician, having won recognition both as a band member and in the community as an organist. The next eight in the order in which they rank scholastically are Patty Overton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Overton of Vinson; Anne Henard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Henard; Vicki Killian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Killian; Rose Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Montgomery, Nancy Crawley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Crawley; Ann Orr, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Orr; Frances Warrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Velrnan Warrick, and Patsy McDainel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, James McDanel. May Month for School Transfers May is the month for parents to transfer school children from one district to another B. W. Beaird, county superintendent) has. announced. June 1 ,js the deadline. .These transfers are tovbe made in Mr, Beaird'a office. Baccalaureate Services for 71 County Students Sunday Seventy-one boys and girls will be graduated from the five ligh schools of the county this year, and for <tjhem, the closing week's activities get under way with .the 'baccalaureate services Sunday, May 17. The commencement exercises will be held for Dodson and Quail graduates Thursday night, May 21 at 8 p.m., and for Wellington and Sainnorwood, Friday night at 8 ip.m. The largest graduating class s that at Wellington, 39 boys and girls*. This is nine more ;han were graduated last year. Seventeen students will xe- :eive diplomas at Quail, 14 at Samnorwood, 6 at Dodson, amd 3 at Booker T. Washington School, Wellington. Wellington Thirty-nine boys and igirls will toe graduated in this year's Highway Foreman Byron House, Dies Friday Byron T. House, maintenance 'oreman in Collingsworth county for the Texas Highway De- jartment, died in St. Joseph's 3ospital at 12:23 p.m. Friday, May 8, a day after he was stricken with a 1 heart attack while working in his office. He was 60 years of age and had lived here almost a year. Mr. House was a native of Knox county and was 'born at (Benjamin June 5, 1903. He ?rew up there, and was a cow- )oy on ranches of the area before joining the highway de- mrtmcnt as a laborer during the depression years. He worked up through the ranks, and for 13 years .'before coming here, he was with the Highway Department at Guthie. In both Benjamin and Guthrie, -Mr. House was a Tender in civic and community activities, to which he gave unselfishly much time and work. He was a member of the First Christian Church. On Oct. 16, 1928, he was married to Miss Lorene Graves at Benjamin. The family home here was at 711 Childress St. Funeral services were conducted at the First Christian Church at Benjamin Sunday at 3 p.m., and burial was in the Benjamin Cemetery. Local arrangements were under the direction of Keilso Funeral Home. Surviving Mr. House are his wife, of the home; one brother and three sisters: Wade House of Benjamin, Mrs. BeuLah Sams of Fort Worth, Mrs. Dorothy Veal of Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Zena Waldron of Benjamin. Associates from the maintenance section of the Highway Department who went from here were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tarver, Mr. and Mrs, Charles Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Welch, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fowler, Mr. and Mrs, Orvel Lovell and A. W. Isbell. Glen Lacy, Travis Lockhart, Kenneth Colwell, Raymond Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jesse, and Roib Isbell. class from Wellington high school. They will begin graduation week activities with the baccalaureate service, to be held at Firsit) Methodist Church Sunday. May 17 at 8 p.m., and the commencement will be Friday, May 22 at the high school auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. The Rev. Davis Edens will preach the baccalaureate sermon, with other ipastors of the city participating. Joyce Holton .will play the processional, "Pomp and Circumstance" by Elgar and the recessional, Handel's Largo. The Rev. Jack Durham of the Church of the Nazarene will give the invocation*, the Rev. Carrol] Harmon of Faith (Baptist Church will read the scripture, and the Rev. Charlie Buford of Fundamental Baptist Church will give the benediction. A vocal solo, "I Met a Man," will be sung by L. B. Bratten. The clergy who have members of the graduating class in their congregations will be platform guests. Graduates are Mary Beth Aaron, Donna AJlred, Elaiina Bearden, Carol 1 jBlain, Patricia Bouchelle, Nancy Crawley, Anne Henard, Gail Henard. Vicki KilMan, Linda Holton lLacy, Patsy McDanel, Rose Montgomery, Ann. On-, Jane Orr, Patty Overton, Saundra Owens, Michelle Smith, Sam- Mrs. Stella West Dies Suddenly Friday Evening A Wellington resident for 42 years, Mrs. Stella West .collapsed and died while shopping in downtown Wellington Tuesday, May 5 about 5 p.m. She had visited with friends only a few minutes before her death, and apparently was not ill at thai time. Funeral services for Mrs. West were conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Glenn Hickey officiating. Burial was in the West Wellington Cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Pallbearers were nephews and included Roy Calcote, Agra Jones, Bob Crabb, J. B. Killian, Raymond Young and Wallace Young. Mrs. West was born Stella May Young on Feb. 2, 1886 at Bowie, the daughter of the late James B. and Sarah Elizabeth Patterson Young. (Before coming here, Mrs. — See back page mie Thompson, Frances Warrick, Tim Bailey, William Barton, Gary Bergvall, Charles Black, Graham Bowen. Lyndal Bowen, Bill-y Olubb, Billy Fred Cummings, Stanley Harrison, Bry- an Hatch, Joe John Henard, Winston Hicks, Kent Holland, Danny Martin, Ronnie Nix, Kenneth Patterson, Gary Phillips, Glenn Thomas, Tommy Thomas and Jennings Wells. — See back page Quail-Memphis New FM Hlway Gets Approval The Texas Highway Commission today approved the expenditure of $314,000 for construction of a new Farm to Market road in CoHingsworth county, extending from the Hall county line to Farm to Market Road 1056, 3 miles south of Quail, announced District Engineer V. J. McGee of Childress. The District Engineer said 14 miles in this county will be involved. The work will be under the supervision of Clyde Drake, supervising resident engineer at Wellington. The work authorized for this county is part of the new $23.5 million FM Road construction program just announced by the Texas Highway Commission. The annual Farm to Market Program this year will build more than 1.000 miles of Farm and Ranch to Market Roads in 1G9 Texas counties. The Commission' authorized a total package of 232 projects financed for construction by the action. Construction on a total of 1,062 miles of Farm to Market roads is involved. The Farm to Market Program is an annual road building undertaking of the Texas Highway Department under legislation authorizing a yearly budget for new FM con- May 15 Wheat Signup Deadline May 15 is the final date to sign up in the 1964 wheat program. "Farmers who are interested in the wheat program should call at the ASCS office and we will be glad to explain the program to them. If it will fit In with the 1964 farm plans we will be glad to assist them in executing an agreement to participate. This is a voluntary program. The farmer has the choice of participating in the program or staying out," said Millard Brown, office manager for ASOS. struction. The Farm to Market Road grid in Texas now stands at 37,163 miles of designated — See back paga Charles Reynolds * * * Charles Reynolds Appointed Judge of 100th District Charles L. Reynolds, nominated judge of the 100th judicial district in the May 2 Democratic Primary, has been appointed by Gov. John Connally to fill the vacancy existing in that office. Judge Reynolds was named Friday, May 8, to fill the un- cxpired term of the late Judge Luther Grihble. The ^12-year-old Childress lawyer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of .Law with an LL.B. degree and has practiced in his home town since 1954. He has handled both criminal and civil cases, actively practicing in district courts and is completing his second term as Childress — See back page Of First Baptist Church Dr. Glenn Hickey Accepted for Mission Work in Brazil Dr. .Glenn Hickey, pastor of First Baiptist Church four and one-half years, and Mrs. Hickey are in Richmond, Va., where he will receive his appointment Thursday, May 27 14 to Graduate from Norwood 8th Grade Fourteen boys and gii-ls will | be igraduated from the eighth grade at Samnonvood school Thursday, May 21, Supt. Or- vOle Cunningham has announced. The graduation will toe in the school gymnasium, beginning at 8 ip.m. The students themselves will provide the program, highlighted ,by the presentation of awards and diplomas. Mrs. Jack Lowry will play the processional and Ed 1 Dwyer will give the invocation. Karon Cunningham will give, .the valedictory address and. Janice Colson the salutatory addrese. Sherry Latham will read the class history; Billie Purkeythe class dream; and Nelson Dwyer the class will. Loyd Stevens, grade school principal, will present special awards, and Mrs. J. M.' Morgan will present the diplomas. The Rev. C. R. Hankins will give the benediction. Graduating are Karon Cunningham, Janice Colson, Epifanio Castillo, Nelson Dwyer, Carol .Garner, Frankie Green, Melvin Kincannon, Mac Knoll, Sherry Latham, 'Stanley Oldham, : Sammy Pullum, Billie Purkey, Bryan Stafford, and Thomas Zermino. as a missionary to Brazil. Fie told members of his con- jregation several weeks ago of lis plans to enter the mission field of the Southern Baiptlist 'onvention. He will pi'esenthis Formal resignation upon returning and expects to complete liis term as pastor of the church here some time in June. From Richmond, Dr. and Mrs. Hickey will go to Atlantic City, where four Batptist conventions, including the Southern Baptist, will meet May 18 to 24 for the jubilee celebration marking 150 years of Baptist work in the United States. Dr. and Mrs. Hickey and their 7-year-old son, Danny will sail in August for Camipinas, Brazil, 40 miles from Sao Paulo, where they will spend the next year in language school, conducted by the Presbyterian Church for missionaries of the Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist faiths. They will then receive a 3- year appointment to the North Brazil mission. Dr. Hickey will teach in one of the theological schools the Southwest Baptists maintain there. The North Brazil mission is not, in fact, in north iBrazil, but rather on the "hump" south of the Amazon river. Southern Baptists have 250 missionaries in Brazil," Dr. Hickey said. "There are 270,000 Baptists and over 3,000 Baptist churches in mission and preaching points there." Between the time they leave Wellington and sail for Brazil, the family will attend Foreign Mission Week at the Baptist encampment at Ridgecrest, N. C., and visit their families at Mt. Ida and Malvern, Ark. "I have had this in mind —See back page Temperatures High Low Wed. May 6 86 57 Thurs. May 7 92 63 Fri. May 7 83 62 Sat. May 9 86 52 Sun. May 10 70 57 Mon. May 11 83 50 Tues. May 12 78 53 Wed. May 13 48 Rainfall for week—0.47 in.

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