The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on May 21, 1964 · Page 1
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Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, May 21, 1964
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Microfilm Service and Sales P.OJBox 8066 XXXKJL Dallas,Texas Complete Coverage of Wellington, Dodson, Quail, Loco, Samnorwood, Arnett, Arlie and Vinson 16 PAGES For Fifty-three Years a Builder in Collingsworth County 10ft PER COPY Volume LIV Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, Thursday, May 21, 1964 Number 44 New District Judge Presides Here Thursday Judge Charles Reynolds will preside at his first session of 100th district court In Wellington Thursday, May 21, at 10 a.m. Non-jury cases are on the docket for that tdme, James Richardson, court reporter, said. Judge Reynolds 'began his duties Friday, May 15, -with a court session at Panhandle. Monday he was at Clarendon, Tuesday at Memphis, and Wednesday at Childress. Friday, May 22, Judge Reynolds returns to Panhandle and will again make the rounds of the district, presiding here on Thursday, May 28. Only non- jury cases are being heard. Beginning the first Monday in June, the old 100th district court schedule will foe observed, with the third Monday of each month designated for Wellington, Richardson said. City Attorneys Head District Bar Association Two Wellington lawyers were named to top offices in the reorganization of the 100th Judicial District Bar Association Tuesday night, May 12. 'Gerald'- Summerford "was elected president and Judge R. L. Templeton -was named' • secretary. Vice (presidents, named for each of fche other counties in the district are John Gillham of Clarendon, Donley county; Sam Hamilton of Memphis, Hall county; .Clarence Daugherty of- Childress, Childress county; and Marshall Sherwood, Carson county. The meeting was iheld in Clarendon. The next meeting will be held here in June and future meetings will foe bi-monthly. The 100th District; Bar Association has been inactive several years. Rev. Michael to Miss Conference The Rev. J. F. Michael, former pastor of First Methodist Church, this year will miss the first annual conference of the Methodist Church since he was ordained 49 years ago. He recently underwent surgery for the amputation of part of one foot and while his condition is improving, he is not able to make the trip. undergo a series of tests, and Nursing Home until she is re leased. THE PRESIDENT, AS GREENBELT ELECTRIC CO-OP MEN SAW HIM President Johnson surprised 400 Texans in the nation's capital last week when he "dropped in" on the annual dinner at which Texas rural electric and rural telephone leaders honor Texas members of Congress. Reports from across the country of the President's popularity were underlined here as a long and enthusiastic ovation greeted (his arrival and began again after he was formally presented by Curtis F. Maynard, right, of Navasota. Others at the head table here are Senator Ralph Yarborough, left, ranking honoree at the dinner, and J. R. Cobb of Austin, general manager of Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., at Austin, and Jasper, who arranged the event. Maynard is president of TEC. Thursday and Friday Exercises for County Graduates This Week Commencement exercises on Thursday and Friday, May 21 and the class wall'sing "Mo- and 22, will close graduation ments to Remember," and lat- week activities for -70 boys' and- girls of the five county schools, Wellington high school, Quail, Samnorwood, Dodson and Booker T. Washington. Wellington Thirty-nine Wellington seniors will receive diplomas at the high school commencement Friday night, May 22, to end graduation week activities. The seniors themselves will give the commencement program. Carol Blain will give the salutatory address and Danny Martin the valedictory. Awards, most of them not previously announced, will be presented. Don Beck will give the school awards, C. A. Crawford will present) the Ex-Sfcu- dents Association scholarship, and Mrs. IBernice Welch will 'present) the Classroom Teachers scholarship. Diplomas will be presented by J. L. Harper, superinten- Mrs. Michael is in St. Jo- dent, and E. W. Clement, high eeph's Hospital this week to school principal. Kenneth Patterson will give Rev. Michael is in Thomas the invocation and Pattv Over- "KT !_. TT J "1 _ i « i .__ _ ". ton will sing, accompanied by Carol Blain. Rose Montgomery Graduation Tuesday Night Arnett Has 5 Seniors, 13 Eighth Graders Baccalaureate services' were held Sunday, May 17 for five graduating seniors of Arnett high school. They and 13 eighth grade graduates received diplomas at the commencement exercise Monday evening. Charles Terry of Enid, Okla., a 1957 graduate of Arnett high school and lay preacher in the Church of Christ, delivered the baccalaureate sermon. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Osa Black, he formerly lived at Wellington and Quail. The students themselves presented the graduating program. The senior valedictory was by Betty Hatcher, daughter of Mrs. Stella Hatcher, and the salutatory address was by Wanda Castleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Castleman. Valedictorian of the eighth grade was Jerry Don Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carter, and the salutatorian was Mike McClendon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern McClendon, Supt. jBob Copeland said. Vocal selections were by Carolyn Sue Kirby and Marsha Graves. Graduating from high school were Larry Calvin Stovall, Jo Nell Wadley, Wanda Castleman, Betty Sue Hatcher and Margaret Sue Cleveland. Eighth grade graduates were Wayne Bennett, Janie Bell, Jerry Don Carter, Robert Bickson, Karen Jones, Jerry Luck, Mike McOlend'on, Wayne Muckelroy, James Spencer, Linda Strickland, .Glen Thompson, Gene Mabry and Terry Wilhite. will read a poem, "School", er,the !> y school sbnig. 'Lyndal Bowen will give the benediction. The processional and recessional will be played by Janyth Estes. Graduating seniors are Mary Beth Aaron, Donna Allred, Elaina iBearden, Carol Blain, Patricia Bouchelle, Nancy Crawley, Anne Henard, Gail Henard, Vicki Killian, Linda Lacy, Patsy McDanel, Rose Montgomery, Ann Orr, Jane Orr, Patty Overton, Saundra Owens, Michelle Smith, Sammie Thompson, Frances Warrick, Tim Bailey, William Barton, Gary Bergvall, Charles Black, Graham Bowen, ILyndal Bowen, Billy Cluibb, Billy Fred Cummings', Stanley Harrison, Bryan Hatch, Joe John 1 Henard, Winston Hicks, Konti Holland, Danny Martin, Ronny Nix, Kenneth Patterson, Gary Phil- Hips, Glenn Thomas', Tommy Thomas and Jennings Wells. Quail Students of the first Quail school, and former board members and teachers of Quail school and all those schools now making u,p the consolidated district will be honored at the commencement exercise at Quail Thursday evening, May 21. Since it is impossible to know all of these, Supt. Herman Moseley has announced that anyone in the above groups is invited to be present. Eddie McGill will give the valedictory and Ann Baggett Nation the salutatory. The chorus will sing "Now I® the Hour." Mrs. Lewis Morris, principal, will present the candidates for graduation and they will be accepted by Mr. Moseley. Lonnie Neeley will present the diplomas and Mr. Moseley the awards. Other graduates participat- ing will be Duane Campbell, who will give the invocation; Johnny Carson, who will pronounce the benediction; and the processional will ,be played by Agatha Wright. Seniors are Ann Baggett Nation, Lonnie Brim, Dwight Burns, Duane Campbell, Johnny Carson, Jackie DePauw, Margie DePauw, Carrol Ken- O Masters Golf Tourney Here on June 5-7 The Wellington Masters Golf Tournament will foe played on jteTtrouUTnLy Fri J d u a n y e ^^ HaWlley ' wh ° plan ' the outstanding municipal 7 sponsoredbythwXng?on JJ±™ d J 01 ? " "»«* * at is buildin * s of W «*> Texas, came State Rnnk- permanent of Wellington's mu- out of the planning and work State Bank Announcement of the tourna- C. T. Hubbard, president. Winners will be determined by total scores of five rounds played. There will fee three flights, with first, second and third medalist awards given in each flight. Qualifying rounds must be played Saturday or Sunday, May 30 or 31. All participants who have parred the course will automatically go into the first flight. Matt Johnson, Lewis Morris — See back page Bible School Opens Monday at Dodson Church Vacation Bible School will open at the Dodson Church of the Nazarene Monday, May 25 and continue through the following Friday, May 29, the Rev. Maurice Moore, (pastor, announced this week. The school, for children three through 12 year® of age, will begin at 830 a.m. and continue until 11. There will be night sessions from 7 to 9. for teen agers Monday through Thursday, Rev. Moore said. The Vacation Bible School will end with a- program Friday evening at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Mrs. Bill Holder and Mrs. Walter Camp, the school will include Bible study, music, crafts, and games*. Refreshments will be served each, day. Members and friends of the — See back page church will assist. For 1964-65 Camp Fire Council Names New Officers At a recent meeting of the leaders association of the Wellington Camp Fire Girls (held in the home of Mrs. James Stavenhagen, officers for 1964-65 of the Camp Fire Girls Council were presented by the nominating committee. Members of the committtee were Mrs. Boibo Castleberry, Mrs. Jim Cochran, and Mrs. Robert Lewis. Elected to serve for the new Jack Sanders Speaker Four Seniors 'Graduate at Vinson Friday Night Four seniors make up this year's graduating class at Vinson, the last that school will have. The commencement exercise will be held Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Jack Sanders, a former superintendent of schools at Vinson, will be the commencement speaker, Brenda Trench is valedictorian and Kathryn McCain salutatorian, according 'to Supt. Don 'Moseley. The baccalaureate services were held Sunday, May 17, at 11 a.m. when Min. Lloyd Rice of the Church of Christ delivered the baccalaureate sermon. The Rev. Bill Brewer, pastor of the Baptist Church, gave the invocation and the Rev. Raymond Wilson, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, pronounced the benediction. Graduating this year are Howard Don Moseley, Brenda Trench, Kathryn McCain- and Adele Adeline HIM. Builders Club Hears Reports Wellington Builders Club members in a recent meeting leard committee chairmen report on various studies the organization has under way. An investigation of the possibility of a vocational school, under President Johnson's antipoverty program indicated that these will .probably go to areas where facilities for their operation are already available, such as abandoned Army Air Force bases. It was pointed out, however, that .the committee is still investigating the (possibility. of a vocational school through other sources. New brochures advertising Wellington were discussed, and it was announced the clean-up committee will have its report completed for the next Buil'dcrs Club meeting. Amarillo Man Arrested Sat. Billy Murry Hughs of Am- aril'lo was arrested Saturday about 10:30 p.m. on a complaint of driving while intoxicated, Sheriff John Rainey reported. He said Hughs was held in City jail until Monday morning, when he was released on $1,000 bond. The date for his trial in county court has not 'been set, tihe sheriff reported. year were Mrs. J. B. King, president; Mack Saied Jr. vice president; -Mrs. Joe Bartlett, secretory; Mrs. Paul Guthrie, treasurer; Robert G. Lewis, finance chairman; Mrs. James Stavenhagen, leaders' association chairman; (Billy Joe Thogmartin, day camp chairman; Mrs. Heber Brantley, adult membership committee; Mrs. Cecil Masten, group organization chairman; aind Mrs. J. B. Stevenson, registrar. Plans were made to hold the annual day camp on Buck Creek at the Willie Smith farm with all the current leaders helping with the arrangements. Leaders this past year to help with the camp include Mrs. Bobo Castleberry, Mrs. E. C. Clement, Mrs. James Sullivan, Mrs. J. W. Cochran, Mrs. J. B. King, Mrs. Cecil Masten, Mrs. Ocie Scott, Mrs. Marshall Peters and Mrs. C. T. Shumate. M. im P rovments Hospital at 2:30 p.m. suffered a heart attack late Wednesday night. He had not 'been ill and had worked all day Wednesday. Mr. Handley was 65. His association with the city began in 1920, when he went to work in the light plant). He became water superintendent when the city sold the light plant and in 1924, Bura Handley was named city manager. Completely dedicated to Wellington and hi® work for it, he made of the jab of city manager a place recognized as outstanding among Texas municipalities, in the broad scope of dts work and the effectiveness with which it operated. Many people thought first of his work with the Fire Department. He became a volunteer fireman in 1918 and the next year was elected fire chief.. He held this office consecutively except for one year for 35 years. It is to 'be credited to his leadership that during that time no fireman ever was injured seriously while fighting a fire, although there were several major blazes during the time. Much of the fire department equipment until recent years was designed and built by him. A near-genius in the field of engineering, ihe had no formal training except his own studies. Yet for its many major projects, the City of Wellington never hired an engineer nor did it ever let contracts on its work. With foresight, he developed and planned the water works system, designing its reservoirs to meet the city's 1 needs. Wellington has never had a water shortage and non ; e of the problems that face most other Panhandle cities. Many former council members and .mayors who worked with him consider the sewer system he installed to .be one of the most difficult of his municipal accomplishments. For more than 25 years, the number of paved streets in Wellington amazed those from other towns. This was Bura Handley's continuing (program. He designed and built much equipment for it and city employees carried out the work, Wellington's community build, ing. still regarded as one of out of the planning and work of Bura Handley, with Mayor Sullivan during the late 1930's and early 1940's. Shortly after World War II, the city voted improvement bonds. Bura Handley's original thinking gave Wellington Marian Airpark. He was one of the first men to recognize the need for water development in the Eastern Panhandle, and he helped to organize the old Greenbelt Wa— See back page COMMISSIONED BY MISSION BOARD Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Hickey are shown in Richmond, Va.,where they appeared before the Foreign Mission Bjprd of the Southern Baptist Convention 1 and he received his commission as a missionary to Brazil. May 25-29 in Amarillo Methodist Pastors Go to Annual Conference Methodist pastors of Coll- fcinu e through Friday, May 29. _ J_ 1 , ' •-11 , , t '"PI,.. TJ TTV • -»-« 1 ' ingsworth county will attend the 55th session of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference which opens in Polk Street Methodist Ohurch, Amarillo, on Monday, May 25, and will con- To Teach in Irving Ted Parker Resigns School, Music Places Ted Parker, Dodson school principal and music director of First Baptist Church in Wellington, has submitted his resignation to both places and will teach next year in the Irving TO IRVING SCHOOL Ted Parker, principal of Dodson school and music director of First Baptist Church, Wellington, has resigned both places to join the faculty of Irving Junior High School. junior high school. He is ending his tenth year with the Dodson school system and he has been with First Baptist Church since Sept. 1, 1963. His final service will be that of Sunday, May 31. In Irving, Parker will teach social science or language arts. He will receive the Master of Education degree at Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, at the end of the summer session. He received notice last week of the acceptance of the last of the three required studies for the degree, "A Study of Development of Human Personality." This is in the field of his minor study, psychology. Also he holds a bachelor of arts degree in social science from Central State College, Edmond, Okla., and studied three summers at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and one at; North Texas State University. Parker, whose home town is Mangum, taught three years at Willow, Okla., and one at Dover, Okla., before coming to Samnorwood where he taught one year, then moved to Dodson. His music program in the latter school has been outstanding in the lower Panhandle area. His outstanding work has been in the development of —See back page The Rev. Davis Edens, pas:or of First Methodist Church, s a member of the Conference Board of Missions and will'-be attending a meeting of that body Monday prior to the gp- jning of the conference. ; Others who will attend are :he Rev. R. H. Knight of Trinty Methodist Church of Wellington; the Rev. C. R. Hankins of Aberdeen, pastor of the Lelia Lake Methodist Ohurch; arid the Rev. Cecil Rankin, of Glen Davis Memorial Methodist Church, Dozier. Rev. Edens is also district missionary secretary for the Childress district, which includes 29 churches. Opening speaker will be Bishop Whan Shin Lee of Korea, who will preach Monday evening. Bishop Paul V. Galloway wilt preside for the fourth time as he conducts the sessions of the conference'. Other speakers for the conference include Dr. Douglas Jackson, Dr. Richey Hogg- and Dr. H. Grady Hardin, all of the faculty of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.. The appointments for the new year will be read by Bishop Galloway on Friday. All boards and agencies will meet during the morning- and afternoon of May 25 and the first general session will be the Service of Holy Communion at 4 p.m. on that day. Temperatures Wed. May 13 Thur. May 14 Fri. May 15 Sat. May 16 Sun. May 17 Mon. May 18 Tues. May 19 Wed. May 20 High Low 85 48 92 56 87 92 92 88 87 58 57 59 60 59 61 Moisture for week—,92 in.

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