The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on May 21, 1964 · Page 8
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 8

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, May 21, 1964
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DIDACTICS —By Detkini WelH ". As the mayorV proclamation pointed out, Bura Handley was •a man,who devoted his entire mature life, to the service of this community and he did it BO incredibly well that his influence was felb over the entire state. City- managers and officials from distant-, places came to him for advicejui, solving^ their^own municipal problems. Today, monuments stand all over the town to remind us of his labors in our midst. The Community 'building, Ellison Park, Marian Aiflpark, and the miles of paved streets are the most notable visible testimonies to his work; but there are invisible achievements still working for the 'betterment of our community. A city that is to aill extents and purposes dent free is one of them. The modest Bura Handley would be the last to say he brought these things into being iby himself; bub the fact remains that he played a major part in the creation of each of them. As usual Rev. Howard Jones brought a living, growing message at the funeral of Bura Handley. In time it required! something like twenty,or twenty-five minutes; '-but in spirit it was for eternity. At the time I thought ; of it? as- a 'living evergreen in the mental sight of the listeners. In the midst of a 'busy afternoon it had become a stately pine and by the next morning dt was still there—a- Ponderosa of a funeral oration. The most; frequent question asked me since the death of Bura Handley is: "Who will the City Council select asi his successor?" Naturally I do not know and neither do the members of the council for they have nob met or" resolved their minds. The most probable answer for the present is "nobody." Through the years Bura Handley managed to surround himself with men he trusted and he trained each of them in specific tasks. They have been drilled in the Handley technique and they can carry on quite well and the members of the council know this. Look for no sudden changes—the -business of the City of Wellington will go on as usual. In this connection I would like to express the opinion that the present council represents more diversified, talented and experienced ability than any administration the city has had since it incorporated! 54 years ago. There is engineering, financial, .business and administrative talent on bhe council today and most of them have been diligent in the study of municipal affairs for years 1 . They do have a problem; 'but I am confident they are capable of solving it for the betterment of all. This is the week for the senior pictures and I do declare, as Mr. Starr says, that the girls get more 'beautiful and the boys more handsome with every passing year. Of course, we are getting better reproductions since we started making our own engravings; tout it can't all ibe Mrs. Ford's fine work (because the girls are more beautiful and the boys more handsome whew you see them on the streets and at ,the school functions. ' Barney Glenn was trying to find the owner of a large cow last week. He thinks she might have been blown out of her own pasture <by the recent, tornado. The animal seems gentle enough; but if she hears a loud noise dike a car horn she tears out and runs over mesquite trees, fences or anything that is in her path. Barney has another tale a- Ibout the twister. It struck a fence in the -bottom of a ravine and lifted the posts straight up out of the ground and laid the fence on its side. iBarney simply lifted the posts one at) a time and put them hack in their holes and there was the fence intact without the use of a single extra staple. School is out and the swimming pool opens Saturday so have fun youngsters; bub. you might turn over to the editorial page and read Virginia Robey's editorial on jobs. There is food for thought in "it. : Greenbelt Men Sec a Friend , •v President Johnson Appears at National Rural Electric Meet President (Lyndon B. Johnson was a surprise visitor" when Greenbelt Electric Cooperative, Inc., joined with other Texas rural electric and rural telephone systems to honor Texas' Congressional Delegation' in the nation's capital last week. Among the 400 persons taking part in the annual tribute to Texas Congressmen were George Henry. Greenbelt man*- ager, Selba Rainey and A. J. Garland of Clarendon 1 , official's of Greenibelt Electric Cooperative. Honorees at the May 12 event included 15 of Texas' 23 members of (the U.S. House of Representatives and their wive®, and Texas' senior Senator and Mrs. Ralph Yarborough. Distinguished guests included several members of the White House staff: Lawrence J. O'Conner, member of the Federal Power Commission; Norman M. Clapp, head of the Rural Electricification Admin- stration; and Fred Korth of Port Worth, former Secretary of tihe Navy, The crowd was surprised to see the President. It had 'been announced that the White House had written earlier that a previous commitment precluded sending an acceptance to the formal invitation extended to the President >and Mrs. Johnson. . A standing ovation greeted announcement of the President's arrival and continued as he walked the length of the long dining hall to the stage, stopping at every step to shake the hands extended to him. On the stage, and with the crowd quieted, the President said he came over to see some of "my old friends ... it was friends like you who 'helped me enter politics," fee said. "Three decades of such ties make me most proud that; our friendship has stood the test of time. You have never let me down. I wanted to walk over Ben Morris Has Surgery Wed. jBen Morris, retired Quail farmer, was scheduled to undergo surgery in St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, Wednesday, here toniight to say thank you." The dinner program,included, in addition to recognition of the' members of Congress attending, remarks of * Senator Yarborough,* Congressman Wright Patman of Texarkana, dean of 'the Texas delegation, J.. R. Cobb of Austin, general manager of Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., who arranged the event, and Tom Reavley of Austin, general counsel for TEC, Inc. Curtis F. Maynard of Navasota, president of TEC, Inc,. was master of ceremonies. HEAD DISTRICT BAR ASSOCIATION The two top officers of the recently re-organized 100th Judicial District Bar Association are Wellington lawyers. Gerald Summerford, left, is president and Judge R. L. Templeton, right, secretary. Each of the other four counties in the district is represented by a vice president. James Larson r Manager Marian Airpark Pool fo Open Saturday May 20. He was transferred there Sunday from St. Joseph's Hos- ipital, where he received (treatment for several weeks. Visiting -with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hardy recently were their sons, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hardy and -two daughters of Arlington, and Joe Hardy of Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Starr were in Canyon for part of Mothers Day with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and children. Mrs. Tom Parker of Santa Fe, N.M., was a house guest last week of Mrs. Paul Hardy, and visited with other friends. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Massey and daughter, Patty, of Hugoton, Kan., spent the past; week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Rainer and Bessie. Mr. and Mrs. George Brewer and Mr. and -Mrs. Jack Brewer were in Bula on Friday, May 15 to attend .the funeral of J. C. Olaunch, a former resident of the Quail community. Marian Airpark Pool will open for the summer sea-son Saturday, May 23. under the management of James (Larson. Operation of the pool will be much as it has been in the past, Larson said. It will be o(pen from 1 to 9 p.m. all week days and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Season tickets are on sale, good from June 1 through September 1, but single admissions also are sold. Free swimming lessons are planned each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning: Tuesday, June 10, and these will toe in three categories: beginners-, advanced and diving. All lessons will be between 9 and 11 a.m. and the only charge is the regular admiisiscm charge to the City Church Slates Film The'fourth film in. the Teenage Crusiade wiill be shown this Sunday evening- in the First Christian Church. The time is 6 p.m. The film is "Teenage Challenge." "The theme of this film is centered around -an essay contest at school in which Dave attends," Min. Hiram Cassel said. "He writes cm the subject: 'A Teenager's Challenge . . . Finding God's Will for My Life' He is warned that his greatest challenge will be to try to live this down if he enters this in the contest. A real blow comes when his teacher tells him his essay is good . . but it is too religious. The whole theme of this film centers around the idea that being a Christian is serious business." All teenagers are invited. pool, Larson said. Special (parties may be arranged after 6 p.m. by advance reservation on week nights. Season tickets will be $10.00 for children, and $12.50 for adults. Single admission ticket^ will be 300 for children under 12; "*40# 'for children age 13 through high school; and for adults. . Penny Day will be held a- g'ain this year and the date will be announced' soon, according to the new manager. Larson, who is director of the Wellington high school -band during the school year, has had a number of years experience as life guard at swimming pools and holds both the Red- Cross and Boy Scouts of America, senior life saving certificates; He will be assisted at the pool by Mrs. Larson, their son, Jamie, and Miss Betty .Courtney. A life guard will be on duty at all hours, the ipool is open, Larson stated. Golf — from page one and Calvin Hurst will serve as rules committee and Palo Cummings will be the tee master A scoreiboard will ibe placed at the club house to keep a running tabulation for all players "All residents of Collingsworth county who play golf are invited to drop 'by the bank and secure a set of rules and an entrance card. The only cost to the players will be the green fees required for the course,' Hubba-rd said. The golf course will be closed on Saturday afternoon June 6' and Sunday, Jume 7, to everyone except those participating in the tournament. To Rotary •* /* -J, ,tV*« . I l' TJ? *£"*£* . ""•*, Meet Trusten Thomas, president- leot of the Wellington Rotary 3lub, and N. M.' Higdon are attending the Rotary District Assembly, which , opened in Floydada Wednesday, May 20. This is held annually for incoming officers of Rotary Clubs. BUM Handley — from page one Authority and served as its first secretary. , v These were major works for I9ie city.' Not even those who worked closely with him through the years can remember all the minor 'things. One recalled as an example that foefore two-way radios were commonly used, he built and put in operation one for the ity. Turning to another facet of Mr. Handley's ridh and productive -life, his civic activities were broad and effective. He was the first (president of the Panhandle Firemen's Association and he served Wellington a number of years as a Scoutmaster. A charter member of the Rotary Club, he waaits president in 1946-47. He was a Past -Master of the Masonic Lodge and a- member of the Chapter amdl Council. As a member of the building committee, the new Masonic building was one of his last pieces- of work. Also devoted in his religious life, Mr. Handley was a member of First Baptist Church and sang in its choir. As a token of its recognition of Bura Hand-ley's work for Wellington, the Chamber of Commerce in 1962 named him Citizen of the Year. The Texas League of Municipalities last year gave (him special recognition at its annual meeting. Throughout the Southwest, his tenure as forty years a city manager was unequaled. Bura Handley was born Oct). 11, 1898 at Lockhart, the son of Mrs. D. H. Handley and the late Mr. Handley. He came here with other members of his family in 1916. He was married to Miss> (Lite Hollis Dec. 24, 1928. She preceded him in death July 9. 1958. On August 13, 1961, Mr. Handley was married to Mrs. Lottie Brock, who survives. Funeral services were conducted at First Baptist Church Monday at 10 a.m. with three former pastors conducting the service. They were the Rev. Howard Jones' of Fort Worth, the Rev. Chester O'Brien of Amarillo, and the Rev. Russell Pogue of Petersburg. Pallbearers were men closely associated with him -in his work, Mayor Hiram Cudd, Henry SuilMvan, Russell Yates, Hubert Leach, Johnny Cagle and Raymond Terry. jBurial was in North Wellington cemetery under the direction of Kelso Funeral Home. Mr. Handley is survived by his wife; his son, Capt. Phil Handley, who has just completed duty with the Air Force at Evereux, France; and three step-children: Ted Brock of Wellington, Jim Brock of Amarillo. and Mrs. Leland Bonneau of Plainview. He is survived also toy his mother, Mm D. H. Handley of Arlington; four sisters and trwo (brothers: Mrs. Ruby Baldriclge and Mrs. Earl Conner of Arlington, Mrs. Vella Mae Thompson of Tulsa, Mrs. John Lee of Alamagordo, N.M., B. Handley of Biggs, Calif., and Jess Handley of Ada, Oklahoma. There are eight grandchildren. May 28, Free Tickets Offered The Bronco Drive-In theatre will open for the , summer months on Thursday, May 28, Mrs. Lydia McPherson, manager of the Ritz and Bronco, announced. For the opening nighb, a group of Wellington merchants are offering free tickets. These include Hatch Dry Goods, Wellington State Bank, Sullivan Hardware & Furniture, The Dixie Maid, Ben Franklin Variety Store, Allen Insurance Agency, Owens & -Scott Super Market, and B&B Electric. Showing on the opening night is "Tammy -and the Doctor," starring Sandra Dee and Peter Fonda. The ticket office will open each evening at 6:45 p.m., Mrs. McPherson said. Ted Parker —from page one small choral groups, and his "Pride of Dodson" boy® quartet has won both 'honors and recognition for the town. Parker coached 8 years andi was music director of First Baptist Church at Hollis four and a half years. t Graduation — from page one nedy, Dan Langford, Eddie McGill, Mike Mitehell, Janice Patton 1 McKinney, David Phipps, Louis Portillo Jr., Robert Russell, Kirby Word and Agatha Wright. Dodson Both high school and eighth grade graduates at Dodson will receive their diplomas at the graduation exercises Thursday evening, May 21 at) the high school auditorium. Six seniors and four eighth grade students will be graduated. The Rev. Maurice Moore, who returned to Dodson only recently as pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, will -be the commencement speaker. Awards will be .presented by T. E. Lennon, superintendent, and Ed Crowder, president of the school board, will present diplomas to both the seniors and eighth graders. Edith Lemons will give the THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER ; - Thursday, May 21,: 1964 valedictory' and Linda Watoon the salutatory address. Vocal selections will be by a pirla trio, Linda, and Carolyn Sexton and Jan GuMey, singing "Moments to Remember," "Graduation Day" and "May You Always." The Rev. WeMon Bernard, pastor of South Baptist Church will give the invocation and the benediction. Mrs. Roger Painter will iplay the processional and the recessional. •Graduating from the eighth grade are Mike Teutsch, Velma Whitson, Shirley Norman and Adelphi Arredondo. High school graduates are Linda Watson, Edith Lemons, Mary Ruth (Buchanan, Shirley Motsenbocker, Melvin Green and Glenda Dennis. Samnorwood The Rev. Jerry Clark of Munday, a former state president of the Future Farmers of America, will be the commencement speaker at Samworwood Friday evening, May 22 when 12 seniors are graduated. The program will be in the school gymnasium beginning at 8 p.m. Rev. Clark, already known by a number of members of the senior class, is a student In Hardin Simmons University at Abilene, and is [pastor of a church near Munday. V The valedictory will be given iby (Barbara Hill and the salutatory by Wayne Lindley. Orville Cunningham, superintendent, will introduce the speaker, and E. L. Dwyer, high school principal, will present the awards^ The graduates will receive their diplomas from'Jim Ray, president of the school board. Graduates are Joyce Alexander, Claudine Conner, Barbara Hill, Danny Knoll, Wayne Lind- tey, Bonnie Lisle,- Jimmy Martindale. Janie Scfcaub, iLinda Lee Word, Tommy Lee White, Bill Wischkaemper, and William Douglas Wright. Booker T. Washington Graduation exercises for the three seniors of Booker T. Washington high school will be held Thursday evening, May 2L in the .Church of God. E. S. Davis, principal of Lincoln High School, Altus, Okla., will give the commencement address, and J. D. Wilson, supervisor of Collingsworth county schools, will present the diplomas-. The American Citizenship award wiM be presented by a member of thali organization. The valedictory will be given by Pearl -Marie Kilgore and the salutatory by Calvin Roland. A musical program will include "Joshua," a spiritual,, sung by the; high "school chorus; "Old Man River," Ker- Hammerstein,' a vocal solo by Jesse Culpepper, Jr.; "Lamb of God;" Christiansen, by'" the school octet; and "(Bim Ban",. 'Altaian, the chorus. W.E. Franks; principal, will make the announcements, while the Rev. J. P. Williams, pastor of Mb. Corimth Baptist Church will give the invocation and the -benediction. Graduates this year are- Pearl Marie Kilgore, Calvin Roland, and Jesse Culpepper, Jr. ATHLETE'S FOOT GERM HOW TO KILL IT. IN 3 DAYS if not pleased with strong T-4-L liquid, your 48tf back at any drug store. Watch infected skin slough off. Watch healthy skin replace it! No more itch and burning! Use antiseptic, soothing T-4-L FOOT POWDER too—fine for sweaty feet, foot odor; stays active in the skin for hours* NOW at PARSONS DRUG Mrs. Jerry Nix and baby daughter, Lisa, were in Crowell last week to visit her mother, Mrs. J. M. Fitzgerrel. Rev. Fitzgerrel was in Holcomb, Mo. to preach the high school baccalaureate sermon. This was the 40th anniversary of his graduation from that school. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Branum of Amarillo visited early this week with her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Claude McKinney and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Keener Hudson of Mangum visited friends here the first of this week and attended the funeral of Bura Handley on Monday. SECOND WJND A 92-year-old Ailcoy, Spain, woman looked 5m the mirror and was surprised. v She was cuttjing a new tooth. The muscle that closes a clam's shell is, for its weight, the most powerful muscle known. ©sew There are four national forests in Texas. •••••••••••••••I) Dr. M. V. Cobb Chiropractor BL 6-1133 310 South Main Shamrock, Texas HMI«HHU«B HOMER HOLTON It is a genuine pleasure to extend our hearty best wishes to the splendid young men and women who are graduating from the various high schools of the county this week. You have made an important advancement in life and we wish you continued success, and we would like for each one of you to know that we have appreciated your friendship and the chance to watch you grow into adult men and women. Our Best Wishes Through All The Years That Lie Ahead Holton Gulf Station . 1 Cv H «»£ "X«A " HOWARD HOLTON Thank You We want to thank all of you for the splendid response to our Formal Opening last Sunday. We appreciate your kind remarks on our motel and restaurant. It was a genuine pleasure to have you with us and we want you to come to see us often. Cherokee Inn Congratulations Graduates - - 1664 Wellington - Samnorwood Dodson - Quail Almost every graduate who walks across the stage for a diploma from one of the five high schools this year is a long-time friend of this store, and our congratulations are sincere and personal. We appreciate the business the seniors and their families have given us, and we trust that these cordial relations will always warm your high school memories, just as they do ours. Hatch Dry Goods

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