The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on June 4, 1964 · Page 6
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 6

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, June 4, 1964
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TEXAS 65 ASSOCIATION Governor John Connally circles the dates June 1 through June 15 as Texas 65 Weeks. Helping hold the calendar is H. Lewis Rietz, president of the Texas 65 Health Insurance Association. During the first two weeks of June, all Texans 65 years of age and past, will again have the opportunity to purchase Texas 65 health insurance regardless of age and without the necessity of a physical examination. LOOKING AHEAD by Dr. George S. Benson THE POWER OF YOUR VOTE ; The largest personal jnyest- riienlb that; any American has, regardless of his economic status, is the investment that each one of us has in the future of our, country. The current investment we individually hold includes not only the countless lives and billions of treasure sacrificed in the past to make the nation what it is, but it comprises also the future generations that we want to live in freedom under God. and the leadership we must supply to the free world. Although the vote is $ie only way we have of protecting this huge investment, it is said that only 22% of us are continuously interested enough in what happens to the country to elect; qualified men to manage this tremendous investment. Even ira the exciting presidential election of 1960, not many more than half of our .110 million electors, about 62% accepted their citizenship responsibility and cared enough about their country's welfare to vote. L We are in an election year again. And what are we going to do about it? Well, many persons reading these words are not going to do anything except, we hope, to vot,e. But enough readters COULD, conceivably, go out on individual or group campaigns to ,G(ET OUT THE VOTE, thatf the elected slate of candidates in your State or your Town would be the actual choice of all the eligible voters. Why not try it and see? Russia claims to .gel) out 99.9 % of .the votte, with only one jparty to vote for! Freedom is more abundant in West Germany where 88% voted. Australia daims a phenomenal 95%. Cannot the U.S. do as well? Readers of this page alone I dare say, using a peppy flan- nelboard presentation such as that recently released by the National Education Program, 816 E. Center Ave., Searcy, Ark., could stir up enough interest to make our national turnout next November at least 75%. The non-partisan presentation is lively and most attractive and informative. It d's ideally suited for leaders of local civic groups, educators, clubs, labor and industry committees, and even teenagers, In this election year an awakening of individual responsibilities is needed desperately in our nation. There is hardly any way to bring this about, except through the exercise of individual leadership. _ Fortunately, citizenship ac- ttivity can be highly contagious. What one man does can IN JUST 15 MINUTES IF YOU HAVE TO SCRATCH YOUR ITCH, Your 48<j back at any drug store. 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B & B Electric We Service What We Sell result in a lot of talk, but the communications effect , spirals to,huge ptvJpprtiorii.when or* gamzataons arid groups] become involved, The results of/sample but vivid ;flannelboard presentation^ such as "The of Your Vote" might just start the ball rolling .toward a landslide vote in November. There is no question but that where a majority of those eligible do vote, the best candidates are usually selected. Perhaps it was this realization that prdmpted former President Eisenhower to comment that "politics ought to ibe the (part time profession of every citizen." Those Americana who par* ticipate in politics are the ones who most definitely shape the character of the government and determine the general direction in which the whole nation moves. In a very true sense, therefore, those who vote and who influence others to vote are the leaders of America. Despite this, many otherwise loyal Americans are victims of apathy or complacency. They are too busy on election day. They have a distaste for politics or think it will hurt their business. Imagine that! NACOGDpCHfS--. Built in 1779 as a Spanish trading post and fort, the Old Stone Fort ft now a museum, located on the eampw of Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches. Over (ft walk have flown eight flags. Others just don't keep up witjh current affairs well enough to know how to vote. But the most frequently voiced excuse by young citizens, those who are among the largest group of non-voters (the 21-30 age group) Is that MY VOTE DOESN'T COUNT! This might be understandable 'behind the Iron or Bamboo Curtains. But in America elections are won <by majority, not by unanimous, vote. If there Is any precinct in America where a vote doesn't count, that is the place where the voters had better THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, June 4, 1964 Seniors Visit New Wellington seniora returned Tuesday night, May 26, from their class ttriip to Brush Ranch near Santa JFe, N.M. In Santa Fe the group saw the state capital, St. Francis Cathedral, and other (points of interest, and' shopped' for souvenirs. Swimming, horseback riding and dancing occupied their time at the ranch. En route home they stopped in Taos, where they visited the get busy at once. We can lose America by not voting. The Communists know this, and thedr periodical—The World Marxist Review, Aug. 1963—urges this political .technique upon good Communists: "Istr—obtain a thorough understanding of the party. 2nd— implement .that understanding, wi^h .political action." We Americana had 1 better vote—and vote intelligently! famous pueblo and Kit Carson! museum. Members of tyie group interested in art visited several of that town's famous galleries. Going on the trip were Mary Beth Aaron, Donna :Allfed.El- aina Bearden, Carol OBlain, Gail Henard, Nancy Grawley, Anne Henard, Vicki Killian, Patsy Mcbanel, 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 Bpwen, Lyndal Dowen, Billy Chibb, Billy Fred Cummings, Stanley Harrison, Bryan. Hatch, Joe John Henard, Winstpn Hicks, Kent Holland, Danny Martin, Ronny Nix, Kenneth Patterson, Gaaty Phillips, Glen Thomas, Tommy Thomas and Jennings Wells. Sponsors accompanying the seniors were Louis Graham, Don Beck, Mrs. Dee Coteman and Raliph Word. At least 32 Texas streams are known as Spring Creek. Is a Booster Shot for Your Bank Account • V • Sale in E VEN a 10£ sale squirts a little bit of prosperity juice into the financial bloodstream of a community... helps to stimulate its growth, raise its opportunity count, and improve its business metabolism. Larger and more frequent doses, naturally, produce much more spectacular results. And your personal economy stands to benefit in a bankable way when the economy of the community in which you live gets a boost toward more health and vigor. Which brings us to the point we started out to make: that, while we enjoy all of the fine community advantages we now have, we surely want to improve them as time goes on; that we want to better our businesses, our jobs, our opportunities and our property values. And that the best way to achieve this happy result is to see that most of our trade- money shots are injected where they'll pep up our own community's economy, instead of somebody else's. Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce Phone 447-5848 Gilmore Locker Plant- Phone 447-5660 Elmer Hiett L. A. Gilmore Wellington State Bank Large enough to serve you — Small enough to know you. F.D.I.C. Sullivan Hardware and Furniture Phone 447-5556 Raburn Grocery and Market We Deliver Phone 447-2171 Ben Franklin Store Phone 447-2S88 North Side Square Norton & Harwell CONTRACTORS Shamburger Lumber Co. Elvis White Manager Phone 447-2477 B & B Electric Co. Phone 447-5755 One of a series of advertisements on the subject of Community Economics . . . respectfully presented by this group of leading Wellington business firms ... S&R Hardware & Appliance Phone 447-2553 Wells and Wells 40 years dependable insurance in Old Line Companies Phone 447-2520 Brooks Auto Supply Everything Automotive Glen Taylor, Mgr. Phone 447-2456 Whites Auto Store Buster Hughs, Owner Phone 447-2141 TYLER ELECTRIC Phone 447-5841 C & H Pharmacy Phone 447-2114 The Wellington Leader Phone 447-2414 For Fifty-Three Years a Builder in Collingsworth JOHN HOLTON FIRESTONE TIRES Phone 447-2505 BUTANE & PROPANE Clark Chevrolet Chevrolet Service Body Repair Phone 447-5422 Mobil Oil. Co A. L. Elliott Phone 447-5590 Lewis Grocery & Market The Best Quality Meats in Town Phone 447-5566 Allen Insurance Agency In Old Wellington State Bank Bldg. Phone 447-2517 City State Bank Since 1910 F.D.I.C. Phone 447-2566 Warrick Feed Store Phone 447-2404 Singley Mill & Elevator Purina Feeds • DeKalb Seeds Phone 447-2034 Longford Texaco Station The Best Wash & Grease Job in Town Phone 447-2006

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