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WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES These twelve will receive diplomas in the commencement exercises Friday night, May 22. This is 55 years after the first class was graduated from Wellington high school. In the top row, from left, are Jennings Wells, Jane Orr, Tommy Thom- as and Gary Phillips. In the middle row, from left, are Frances Warrick, Bryan Hatch, Michelle Smith, and Ronnie Nix. Below, reading from left, are Kenneth Patterson, Ann Orr, Elaina Bearden and Kent Holland. US 83 Leads to the Gulf •McALLBN—West Texans living along U.S.-Canada Highway 83 won't have to get off their own road 'but 20 miles for a free swim in 'the Gulf of Mexico. US 83 and the Valley Expressway are both within 20 to 30 minutes' auto drive of South Padre Island near Port Isabel. Vacationers will also be given free seasheEs', free fish- injg pier and seashore jpicnic pavilion seats. South Padre is West Texas' nearest seashore. With the opening of three more miles of two-lane frontage roads next month, traffic wiLl be open on 51 mile& of the 67-mile Expressway. This will give the Lower Bio Grande Valley two US-Canada Highways 83, as the present main Valley No. 83 will be permanently maintained. Both roads either traverse or are near the five lower Rio Grande Valley gateways to Mexico. Another West Texas road, US 281, and US 83 connect at the McAllen gateway with Continental 281 to Mexico City. This road from McAllen is the shortest from any US border point to Mexico City. Valley, towns on >or near US 83 are entertaining vacationers this summer with bullfights in nearby Reynosa and Matamoros, two fishing tournaments, a shrimp fiesta, horse shows, rodeos, drag races, fresh and salt water fishing and a big July 4 celebration in McAllen. MOCKER IS STATE BIRD The mockingbird was designated the state bird of Texas by the Texas Legislature Jan. 31, 1927. CROSSROADS REPORT Dear Editor: I see where the U. S. Senate is trying to decide whether having improper thoughts a- at civil rights is so wicked it disentitles a citizen to trial by jury. Of course, tjie Constitution says all accused criminals shall have the right to trial iby jury, but that old document was 1 got up away back there before (people got so ornery. Nowadays, oittzen jurors are vastly 'Undependable, tending to bring in verdicts on just sense and evidence, without even considering what effect they may have on the swing vote. I see in the papers where a crowd of New Yorkers just stood there and watched while a man with a razor attacked a girl in a big office building in that city. Seems they all figured this was just a private matter .between the girl and the raipist and the razor, so they didn't want to butt dn. But, of course, modernized! man is really not fit to go to anybody's assistance these days, since civilization took away his side arms and his backbone. The sad news ds that Professor Walter Heller is deserting his government job and leaving the national economy to root hog or die without his guidance. Seems he knows just how to solve all of our national financial problems, but hasn't figured out how to keep up his family on his $20,500 a year pittance (pay. But, of course, nearly all experts are specialist^, and obviously Economics Expert Heller's specialty is managing other people's money. I see where the food stamp plan is fixing to be expanded, so folks with inadequate incomes can get 40 per cent of their grocery bills paid iby .their stamipless neighbors. And .this program ought to be a big help to our bureaucrats and Congressmen who are complaining itjiey can't live on their paltry $20,000 to $30,000 per year visible incomesi, and are 'barking for a raise. My high-living addict neighbor says his income is adequate Taut his wants are over-adequate and so he is anxious for Washington to start a motonboat stamp plan. MANUFACTURING GROWTH RAPID FROM QUAIL'S GRADUATING CLASS These five Quail high school seniors are honored by graduating on the 60th anniversary of the school's organization. They will receive their diplomas Thursday evening. In the top row are Dan Langford, Lonnie Brim and Dwight Burns. Below are Louis Portillo and Kirby Word. Vahie added by manufacture- in Texas products for 19'62 came to $6,300,000 of the $9,700,000 total.for the four West South Central States (Louisiana, Arkansas^ Oklahoma and Texas). University of Texas Bureau of Business Research points to total state employment uip> 67 per cent since 1947, and (production 1 workers have increased 45 per cent. Automation was- cited for the relatively slow growth rate in the latter group. Productivity of Texas labor is high as measured iby manufacturing value added iper production worker on U.S. Bureau of Census scales. The Texas figure is $52,816 per worker in 1962, compared with $36,572 for [Louisiana and $30,946 for Oklahoma. The pecan is the state tree- of Texas. Allan Shivers was the first governor of Texas tio serve more than two terms. 30 Programs for 4-H Members CHICAGO. — Achievement spelled with a capital A is the aim of 4-H Club work, says Kenneth H. Anderson, associate director of the National 4-H Club Service committee. This- year some 2,225,000 iboys and girls throughout the nation are concentrating on just that. There are at least 30 different programs available to 4-H members in large cities, small towns and on farms. These include safety, health, electric, conservaityon, crops, sewing, cooking, dog care, automotive and dairy fanning. -The Northern lights appear in the atmosphere at heights ranging from 50 up tio 500 miies 'high. THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, May 21, 1964 Summer Brides Don't fail to select from the beautiful array of colors in MARTEX TOWELS at Scued'l Dial 447-5551 XT* DRIVE-IN Opening Thursday, May 28th FREE TICKETS From The Following Sponsors: Hatch Dry Goods Shopping For The Family Wellington State Bank Large Enough To Serve You — Time Enough to Know You Sullivan Furniture & Hardware Fine Furniture — Kelvinator Appliances The Dixie Moid Have That Quick Snack With Us Ben Franklin Variety Your Home Town Store Allen Insurance Agency Be Sure — Insure Owens & Scott Super Market Best Buys In Food B&BEIectric Your RCA Whirlpool Dealer We Service What We Sell SANDRA/ PETER DEE/FONDA TAMMY and the DOCTOR kiuantut COLOR SHOWING Ticket Office Opens 6:45 P. M. Congratulations Graduates! Wellington Samnorwood Dodson Quail Thrilling new life is open for you, with paths, jobs, ambitions and accomplishments that will be completely new. It is not always a kind life, nor an easy one, but as long as you hold your bright hopes, your energy, your eagerness, it will be a good life. In all friendship, we wish you well all the days that lie ahead of you. And in your future plans, we urge that you include a good, sound insurance program. That is necessary, just as are your profession and your possessions. Wells & Wells Insurance Calvin Hurst Dial 447-2520 Harold Watkins WELLINGTON, TEXAS Abstracts Jack Sanford 911 West Ave.