The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on May 21, 1964 · Page 13
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May 21, 1964

The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 13

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WELLINGTON GRADUATES Twelve years of school work, all done in Wellington, will end for these three when they receive diplomas at the commencement Friday night, May 22. At left is Gail Henard, while Linda Holton Lacy is at center, and Sammie Thompson, right. TOWER NEWS LETTER By. SEN. JOHN TOWER A great many of you have -written to me this past week expressing your concern over the deaths of American 1 . servicemen in South Vieti Nam un- v ide. der conditions unacceptable to either you or to me. Of course, I refer to your letters about the American pilots who have died when/ the wings fell off their obsolete training airplanes during combat flights for which the planes never were designed nor intended. As you know, I have been critical of this nation's Viet Nam position for some time. To me, it is tragically unfortunate that the Johnson Administration cannot decide even now whether Americans are being committed to battle there in an effort for victory or only to delay an eventual Communist takeover. In other words, we are fighting a war of attrition there, if we apparently have no Intention of winning. If it is determined that South Viet Nam is- vital to American interests and to the preservation of freedom the world over and to the (blunting of the Communist; drive for world domination, then we should pursue the war with whatever force is necessary to win. If that means air strikes in North Viet Nam, if that is necessary, then that's what we should do. The sacrifice of American lives for any cause other than one dedicated' to victory is, I believe, totally unwarranted, and one that will not achieve the approval of many Americans. American servicemen do not go to war as* mere mercenaries fighting only for their (paycheck. They battle when our nation calls upon them because we and they are deeply committed to the principles of freedom and liberty. Americans fight) in Viet Nam today for the same cause which motivated their brothers in Korea, their fathers in World War II, or their grandfathers in World War I. They fight to preserve our nation and to defend liberty for all men. And, when American soldiers go to war, they know that their government and their fellow citizens, for whom they are ready to lay down their dives, will be honest with them. They expect to ibe adequately supported. In South Viet Nam, our soldiers have been let down. Their equipment has been far from the best our nation can pro- Therefore, I have introduced in the Senate a Resolution stating that American servicemen fighting in the Republic of Viet Nam, or at any other place, be (provided promptly and in adequate numbers, with the most effective weapons, equipment and aircraft available in American military inventories. Likewise, I have introduced legislation to provide that Viet Nam may be recorded as the place of death of Americans who fall there. Amazing as it might seem, it is not; now possible for the Federal government to note, at its expense, "7*1 To Lone Star Post Dallas: R. B. Hatley, former merchandise sales manager for Lone Star Gas Company's Dallas Division of Distribution, has been named to the newly created post of assistant .director of area development, according to John W. Ferryman, Jr., director of area development.. Mr. Hatley, a 17-year Lone Star employee, will be active in industrial and community contact work Mr. Ferryman said. he words "Viet Nam" on the jrave markers of our dead who lave died in Viet Nam, simply >ecause we are not officially at war there. I do not think American service widows should lave to pay for an inscription ;elling where U.S. soldiers died. I would like to share with you a few of the comments which have come to me this week about this sorry Viet Nam situation. These few are representative of dozens of other letters you have written me. From Houston: "I just can't Delieve that a nation that spends 50 billon dollars a year for defense would send a man on a combat mission into enemy territory in a T-28." From Muleshoe: "If this mighty nation won't help her fighting men, who will be left to fight?" From Clayton, Texas: was heart-breaking to me that we should send our men over there to fight with such poor equipment." And from El Paso: "If we are going to fight, let's fight to win." And from Corpus Cihristi this word: "This country can afford to give away money to our enemies, and surely we can give our pilots aii-planes that will fly." And from Peterson: "We must bow our heads in shame until some corrections are made." For those who sent in those comments, I should say that I agree with you. I hope that my Resolution in the Senate will be approved and be heeded by the Johnson Administration. It is vitally necessary that all American servicemen 1 be provided with the latest and most effective weapons. It is inconceivable that Americans ever be asked to fight for freedom with obsolete and unsatisfactory material. It is beyond understanding to me why we are killing time in Viet Nam, but it is truly tragic that we also are killing Americans, improperly equipped. Rites at Quail Friday for Mrs. T. L. Hewman Burial services were conducted at Quail Friday, May 15 aD 2 ip.m. for Mrs. T. IL. Newman, who for more than 30 years lived in that community. She died Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Altus, where she was visiting. She is survived by 146 direct descendents, among them a grandson, Sam McGill of Wellington. Altogether, there are six sons and a daughter, 52 grandchildren, 83 great grandchildren and four .great great grandchildren. Born' Dec. 25, 1880 at) Doans Crossing, Mrs. Newman lived in the Eastern Panhandle and southwest Oklahoma all her Kfe. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at the time of her death. Her husband, T. L. Newman, died in 1944. Funeral services were conducted at Tims Chapel of Memories in Altus, with the Rev. C. L. Abercromibie >of Hollis of- Rev. and Mrs. A. L. New/by and Judy of Goodman, Mo., visited this past week end in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Lynn. The Newbys and the Lynns were neighbors in Missouri. Rev. Newby is pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Tiff City, Mo., and also has a stock farm. They are on a month's 'tour of the Northwest. Mrs. 0. M. James of Knox City was a week end visitor in the ihome of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Campsey and ficiating. Burial was in the family plot at Quail. Surviving children are James 0. Newman of Altus, J. W. Newman of Stewart Mountain Dam, Ariz.; Roy Newman of Whitney; C. B. Newman of Burbank, Calif.; Raymond H. Newman and Clyde N. Newman of Mindota, Calif.; and Mrs. Ethel McGill of Oklahoma City. Also surviving are a brother and sister, Jack CausTer of Hot Springs, Ark.; and Mrs. Odessa Goodwin 1 of Milo, Okla. children. Mrs. Lillah Campsey accompanied her und visited her siisters, Mrs. V. J. Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Lowe. Palmer Campsey is Mrs. Campsey's grandson. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Price and children of Clarendon spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Newt Price and -Mrs. Nannie Johnson. Mrs. Price was also here Monday to attend a funeral. Mrs. R. W. Brantley has returned from Vernon, where she visited with a son, Mr. and Mrs. Chester jBrantley. and a granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Elbert and family. From there she went to Wichita Falls, where she visited a granddaughter, Chaplain and Mrs. Harms. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Graham of Olton were here during the week end to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Graham and Mrs. J. F. Elliott. The latter returned with them to visit about two weeks. THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, May 21, 1964 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ford visited part of last week in [jiiibbock with their son, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Ford. Their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton Vandlvere of Borger, who were visiting in Lubbock returned with them for a few days vacation; Their son, Bill Vandivere, is a senior in Texas Tech. Mrs. Wayne Brasell and children of 'Plainview Sipent last week In the home of her parents, Mr. and 'Mrs. Leonard Karnes. Mr. Brasell was here for the week end and >hiis family returned home with him. Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson and Karen and Linda spent from Friday to Sunday in Plainview with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams. TKUTH IN ADS During the period of the Texas Republic land promoters ad- vei-tised that it was> cheaper to raise a cow in Texas than a chicken, and it was. Anti-Litter Trucks Traveling WACO.— Tie first of 900 semi-trailer trucks which will carry anti-litter messages to millions of Tcxans this year was started on its way recently as the Texas Highway Department opened a new phase of campaign! to keep Texas highways free of litter. Twelve over-the-road trailers bearing on their tailgates big signs reading "Litter Costs You Tax $$$," "Help Us Keep America Clean and Beautiful," were officially dedicated to the anti-litter campaign in ceremonies. The trucks are part of the 900 over-the-road trailers operated by Central Freight Lines of Waco, largest Texas based truck line, that will carry the anti-litter message to Texans. "The 900 trucks bearing the anti-litter message will travel more than 18 million) miles this year on highways in Texas, as well as additional miles in other states'. Mrs. Tuckers 61 la Shortening MILK. 2 Tall cans 3 Lb. 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