The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on May 14, 1964 · Page 9
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 9

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, May 14, 1964
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Section 2 12 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10* PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, May 14, 1964 Number 43 CHEROKEE INN—WELLINGTON'S NEW MOTEL Open House will be held at Cherokee Inn Sunday, May 17 from 2 to 5 p.m., Bob Goforth, manager, has announced. The recently completed motel and the remodeled restaurant occupies almost all of the 1100 block on Highway 83, and is considered one of the finest on the Texas section of that Inter- AND RESTAURANT national Highway. Cherokee Inn was built with the commercial traveler in mind, planned for those who spend most of their working time on the road as well as those who travel for pleasure. The restaurant also is planned for both the traveler and Wellington area people. Original Art Work Decorates Building Juniors and Seniors Relive Story-Book Land at Banquet The community building in Wellington was the scene of the anual Wellington high school junior-senior banquet Saturday night, May 9. As the guests arrived, they registered in a giant-size story book, the original .art work of Lynn -MeLain, student at North Texas State University, who was home for a week end. They were escorted around the room by sophomore girls, who were dressed to carry out the theme of story-book land. The 20 girls were dressed like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Tinker Bell and Red Riding Hood. Around the banquet room the theme was carried out by scenes from Rapunzel, Wizard of Oz, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rip Van Winkle, Rumplestilt- skin, and Alice in Wonderland. Many of the figures were the original drawings of Adam Garcia, junior class president. The seniors were presented as they approached the stage through the Gingerbread House. Hansel and Gretel, who were Dusty Garcia, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Garcia, and Cindy Beck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Beck, escorted 'them across the stage. Randy Wooldridge, a member of the junior class, narrated the presentation. The program consisted of the invocation hy Philip Hughey, welcome <by Adam Garcia, response by Danny Martin, the class roll by Lyndal Bowen, and the class prophecy iby Gail Henard. A skit reminiscent of story land, (narrated 'by Anna Kay Kelso, consisted of a vocal duet Rumplestilskin, (by Raymond Hoi^on and Karen Richardson; the Wizard of Oz, a piano- logue, by Danny White, Dennis Leeper and Johnny Maxwell, accompanied by Joyce Holton. Repunzel, <a vocal soto by Karen Childresa, accompanied by Karen Richardson. Last on the program was "A Fractured Fairy Tale" toy the Tootsie Roll Sisters, who were Glenna 1 Taylor, Jan Glenn, Joan James and Beverly Singley. Seniors attending were Mary Beth Aaron, Donna Allred, Elaina Bearden. Carol Blaim, Patricia Bouchelle, Nancy Crawley, Ann Henard, Gail Henard, Vicki Killian, Linda Lacy, Patsy McDanel, Rose Montgomery, Ann Orr, Jane Orr, Patty Overton, Sandra Owens, Michelle Smith, Sammie Thompson, Frances Warrick, Tim Bailey. William Barton., Giary Bergvall, Charles Black, Graham Bowen, Lynda! Bowen, Billy Cluhb, Billy Fred Oummings, Stanley Harrison, Bryan Hatch, Joe John Henard, Winston Hicks, Kent Holland, Danny Martin, Ronnde Nix, Kenneth Patterson, Glenn Thomas, Tommy Thomas, and Jennings Wells. Juniors were Max Phipps, Dwayne Poteet, Joe Rudy, Henry Stall, Bill Sipillman, Billy Thomas, Dan Warrick, Roger Weems, -Gary White, Lynn Wolf, Randy Wooldindge, Kay Chandler, Karen Childress, Betty Courtney, Kathy Cummkigs, Becky Davis, Margaret Rose Deason, Janyth Estes, Jan Glenn, Wynona Jones, Linda' Karnes, Anna Kay Kelso, Jan Tjindsey, Linda Jones, Susan Garcia, LaQuita Martin, Vicki Mayhugh, Wayne Barton, Leaunon iBawcom, Norman Ray, Walter Campbell, Nickey Carter, Grady Cochran, Bill Driver, Jackie Duncan, Skippy Duncan, Mark Fires, Ray Floyd, Lanny Ford, Adam Garcia, John Green, Ronnie Hartman, Jerry Havron, Raymond Horton, Phillip Hughey, Bobby Hudson, Ronny Hurst, John James, Kenneth McClendon, Chester MeLain, (Man Moore, Stanley Murdock, and Freddy Peters. Special guests were Mr. and Mrs. .Glenn Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. David Baumgardner, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cox, -Mr. and Mrs. Jones Singley, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Pendleton, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Allred, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Word, Mr. and Mrs. Don • Beck and Cindy, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lamb, Mr. and -Mrs. James Stavenhagen, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Clement, Mr. and Mrs. J. 'L. Harper, Mr. and Mrs. James Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Bob McAHster, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Garcia, and Dusty, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ratliff, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Roberson, Rev. and Mrs. Davis Edens, J. D. Wilson, Mrs. Berndce Welch, and Louis Graham. Dodson Baptist Church Calls New Pastor New pastor of South Bajptist Church, Dodson, isi the Rev Weldon Barnard, who with hh family comes from Beaumont Calif. The church has been without a pastor several months He was at Beaumont 2 anc one-half years and (prior to that at Redlands, Calif. He has been in the ministry 7 years A Texan, the Rev. Mr. Barnard was iborn in Denton coun ty and was graduated from De catur Baptist College before he attended California Baptist Col lege at Riverside. Mrs. Barnard is the former Katie Crenshaw of Justin. She also attended Decatur (Baptist and Riverside colleges. The couple has four children: Elaine, 12; James, 11; Danny. 6 and Stephen, 4. DODSON TOP-RANKING SENIORS Edith Lemons, left, is valedictorian, and Linda Watson is salutatorian of this year's graduating class at Dodson. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lemons, Edith has a four-year scholastic average of 93.17. Linda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Watson, has an 85.24 average. City Men Honor Cage Team at Breakfast Three Wellington men, Dan tfenard, J. Y. Martin and Paul Spillman recently honored the district-winning Skyrocket basketball team and its coach with a breakfast. Phillip Hughey gave the invocation. Spillman', in a short talk, told the boys the hosts were (proud of them and they are appreciated in the community. What they gain and attain from being in basketball will carry over into life and 1 better equip them to be successful in their various professions, Spillman continued. Kenneth Patterson thanked the sponsors and Wellington peopJe for the community-wide support they have received. Attending were Danny Martin, Joe Henard, Bill Spillman, Bobby Hudson, Kenneth Patterson, Gary Bergvall, Bryan Hatch, Freddie Peters, Wayne Barton, Ronnie Hurst, Sidney McGill, team manager, Gary White, Phillip Hughey, Roger Weems, Randy Wooldridge, and Coach James 'Stavenhagen and Spillman, Henard and Martin. Selections Made for Boys and Girls State Four boys will attend Boys State, which opens June 6 in Austin and a Wellington girl will attend Girls State a week later. (Boys chosen are Ronnie Hurst and Bill Spillman of Wellington, Loyd Stice of Samnorwood and Dale Morris of Quail. Mark Fires, of Wellington is the alternate. Sue Saunders, who lives in Wellington and attends Quail school, was chosen for Girls State and Aleta Owens of Wellington is the alternate. Boys State is sponsored nationally as well as locally by the American Legion to give boys an insight into the operation of government on the state and local level. Joining the Frank Kimg Post in the local sponsorship this year are three civic clubs, the Samnorwood iLions Club and the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club in Wellington. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Girls' State nominee. Boys and girls are chosen for these places between their junior and senior years in high school. Area Residents Invited to Cancer Meeting Murray M. Cope-land 1 , M.D., associate director of University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute anc Professor of Oncology in the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston is the speaker for the Potter county unit of the American Cancer Society's an nual meeting. The meeting wil be held Tuesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Shamrock Room of the First National Bank build ing in Amarillo. Dr. Copeland graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Balti more, Md., in 1927. He haL had extensive training in surgery at Mayo Clinic and the Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Disease, New York City. He was on the faculties of the University of Maryland Medi cal School, Johns Hopkins Uni versity School of Medicine and 1 Professor of Oncology and Chairman of Oncology department, Georgetown University Medical School until 1960 when he moved to Houston to assume his position at M. D Anderson. Dr. Coipeland is vice presi dent of the American Cancer Society and president-elect. He is author of some one hundred articles on subjects related to cancer and co-author of the book "Tumors of Bone." The public is invited and urged to attend. Cherokee Inn Holds Open House Sunday, May 17 Open House at Cherokee Inn —Wellington's fine new motel and restaurant on Highway 83 will be held Sunday, May 17, Bob Goforth, manager and one of the owners, announced this week. "People of the Wellington area are invited to visit us from 2 to 5 p.m. that day," he added. "The cordial and enthusiastic welcome you have given Cherokee Inn is most gratifying, and we feel pride in becoming a part of uhe Wellington business community. Now that we have operations under way, we want you to visit us during our open house," Goforth said. Located in the 1100 iblock on Highway 83, Cherokee Inn is owned by the TCL Corporation, whose stockholders are Frank Goforth of Amarillo, Bob Goforth, Lucian Bearden, Quinton Brewer and Alvin Horton. Bob Goforth is manager of botoh the motel and restaurant. Goforth CoTistruction Company, headed by Frank Goforth, was the builder. In every sense, Cherokee Inn is a Wellington project. Bearden and Brewer are owners of B&B Electric, while Horton is a partner in H&H Construction. The Gofoi'th Construction Company is based in Amarillo, but the family comes originally from Wellington, and since 1952 has been responsible for much new construction and remodeling in the business section. "In the last ten years I've spent as much time in Wellington as I have in Amarillo," Bob Goforth commented. Contemporary Style Cherokee Inn, including the motel and restaurant, occupies almost all of one block fronting on U.S.-Canadian Highway 83. The motel rooms are on the south and west sides to remove them as far as possible from highway noises and traffic. Thirteen units were built. The restaurant, on the other hand, is at the front for the convenience of travelers and local residents. A broad parking area also is in front. iBuilding blocks in natural grey were used for the buildings which are in contemporary style, yet with a southwestern accent so popular in the Panhandle area. To give protection from the suni, a narrow covered passageway extends the length of the motel, with panels of colorful decorative pierced concrete tile set at intervals, giving iboth beauty and added protection. Each unit has plate glass win- dow-waMs and sliding doors. The restaurant fronts, onto the parking area, and the decorative conci-ete tile screen is repeated across much of the front, again providing a protective (passageway and carrying out the architectural lines. The contemporary theme is continued in the interiors. Wood paneled and texton'ed watts give a restful setting in each motel room, and floors are covered -with wall-to-wall carpeting in neutral color. Beds, combination desk-dressing tables, and chairs, are in dark wood. Each room has television, air conditioning and central heating. "We have tried to give our motel the feeling of home for everyone who is our guest, for even one night," Goforth said. The Restaurant The restaurant was redecorated with the wall in neutral tones, with chair and ibooth upholstery in deep salmon color for a bright, contrasting note. The owners have achieved a note of informality that) is appealing both to travelers as well as Wellington area 1 people who dine there. A private dining room is available for parties and meetings. Bob Goforth and his wife, Christine, manages both the motel and .restjaurant. Goforbh lived here as a youth, until his (parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goforth. moved to California in 1930. They lived on the west coast until 1952, 'when they returned to Amarillo and entered the building business. Christine Goforth was rear- WHS HIGH RANKING STUDENTS Danny Martin is valedictorian and Carol Blain is salutatorian of the 1964 Wellington graduating class. Danny, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Martin, has a grade point average of 96.216, while Carol's average for the four years is 92.761. These two received the same honors when they graduated from the eighth grade four years ago. SAMNORWOOD HONOR GRADUATES Valedictorian of the Samnorwood graduating class is Barbara Hill, left, while Wayne Lindley is the salutatorian. Barbara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hill, has a grade average of 91, while Wayne, so.n of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lindley, has a four-year average of 90.26. They and other members of the class will receive diplomas Friday evening, May 22. QUAIL'S VALEDICTORIAN, SALUTATORIAN Eddie McGill, left, is the valedictorian and Ann Baggett Nation the salutatorian of the 1964 graduating class at Quail. Eddie's average is 87.55. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glin McGill. Ann, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Baggett and wife of Jackie Nation, has an average of 85.12. ed in Panhandle. They have tyvo small daughters, Kimberly, 5, and Karen, 2. Personnel Determined to give Wellington a truly fine restaurant, Goforth has 'brought here to be Ln charge of (preparation of food in the inn Mrs. Corene Montgomery. Her home is in Canyon, but she has directed food preparation in some of the finer restaurants of the Panhandle. Immediately before coming here she was with the historic Elm Tree Inn at Tulia. Other employees have 'been drawn as much as possible from among local women, and these include Dorothy Hodge, Lavelle Harper, Betty Ruth Chambers, Clara Mae Sims, Linda Karnes, Louise Powell, Frieda Thomason. Bessie Rayford, Bobbie Lee Bishop and Monila Lunsford. Dodson Classes to Palo Duro The seventh and 'eighth grade classes of Dodson school visited Palo Duro Canyon Saturday, May 2. Members stopped at the observation point, then drove down into the canyon. The class rode the Palo Duro Express, seeing the Sad Monkey, and other interesting sights. After a j>icnic lunch, they visited the Lighthouse, the Sleeping Indian, the Adobe Houses and the new amphi- theatre. On the way into the canyon they visited Six .Gun City, and on West Texas State University campus they toured the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

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