The Paducah Post (Paducah, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 4, 1957 Page: 2 of 8
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THE PADUCAH POST, PADUCAH, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1957
The PADUCAH POST
Serving Cottle-King Counties For 50 Years
Published Every Thursday by
The Post Publishing Co.
Corner of Eighth and Richards Streets
JETTY CLARE and KENNETH TOOLEY ................ Owners
KENNETH TOOLEY ...................................... Editor & Publisher
PATRICK BENNETT .................................. Advertising Manager
MRS. AL HINDS ................................................ News, Bookkeeping
SEGER JENKINS „.............................................. Mechanical Supt
C. E. WHITLOCK ............................................ Linotype Operator
WAYNE SHIELDS ........................................................ Apprentice
Kntwwi as second class matter at the postoffice at Paducah,
Texas, under the Act of March 30, 1879. ____
Cottle and adjoining counties, $2.50; elsewhere, $3.50
The Paducah Post is an independent Democratic Newspaper,
publishing the news impartially and supporting what it
believes to be right regardless of party politics._
Area Opinion Sampler -
WINTONS HAVE GUESTS
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Winton
and Joy had as guests last
week Pvt. and Mrs. Billy Win-
ton, White Sands, N. M.; Mrs.
Myrtle Vaughn, Fort Smith,
Ark., and W. M. King, Colorado
COUNTY SINGERS TO HOLD
FIRST SUNDAY SINGING
IN COURTHOUSE HERE
Cottle County Central "Singers
will hold their regular first Sun-
day singing at the courthouse
Sunday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m.
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TEXAS’ SERIOUS WATER
PROBLEM—What Texas should
do about its water problem will
be told Texas publishers when
they meet in San Antonio, June
28-29. The speaker will be Sen.
George Parkhouse of Dallas,
chairman of the Water Re-
sources Committee. The occasion
will be the 78th annual summer
meeting of the Texas Press As-
A. F. & A. M.
Stated Meeting at 8:00 P. M.
Tuesday Night, July 9
C. L. ROBERTSON, W.M.
All members urged to attend.
Brightest Not From Biggest
Conclusions drawn from a re-
cent survey by the president of
the National Merit Scholarship
Corproation indicates that the
brightest students in America
come from average sized high
schools, and that a majority of
these bright students aspire. to
a professional career in scientific
and technical field.
A general supposition has
been that the brightest students
come from large high schools
in metropolitian areas where
students theoretically benefit
from a wide and varied pro-
gram. The survey shows, how-
ever, that of 556 winners of
merit scholarships, only 82 came
from very large high schools.
The other 474 came from schools
of average size or less.
It would seem that long lists
of elective subjects in varied
fields do not necessarily pro-
duce brighter students. A
sound education founded upon
basic courses pays off just as
efficiently — maybe even bet-
The fact that most of the
bright students aspire to science
and technical fields indicates
the tremendous pressure being
placed upon the high school
student to specialize and follow
a course leading to a profession
in these areas is paying off.
It is debatable whether so
much interest and pressure in
science and technology is the
best course or not. The survey
tends to show, however, that
the campaign to point high
school students in this direction
is bearing fruit. — Shelby (N.C.)
Little Benny, it is reported
in a local church bulletin, went
to the grocery store with his
“mother. To her surprise he shy-
ly refused the grocer’s suggest-
ion that he help himself to a
handful of Indian nuts from a
box on the counter.
“Oh, come, now. I never
, heard of a boy who didn’t like
Indian nuts,” said the grocer as
he took a bag, scooped up a
handful of nuts and handed
them to Benny.
On the way home Benny’s
mother asked, “Tell me, son,
why didn’t you accept them in
the first place?”
“Because his hand is bigger
than mine,” explained Benny.
Under the heading “The I’s
of Texas” for example is this
one: “This Texan, garbed in the
native dress of his homeland,
was visiting Niagra Falls.
A Canadian spotted him and
made twith the small talk.
‘Guess you don’t have anything
like this in Texas, do you?’ the
‘Nope,’ noped the Texan, ‘but
we got a plumber who could
stop it.’ ”
Another Texas story yet.
This lady from Kentucky
moved to Texas and, while duly
impressed with the bigness of
everything, she still longed for
One day she thought she
spotted a lady she’d known in
Kentucky. But as she walked
closer, she heard her say: “I’ve
got a lilac that is 60 feet tall.”
“Pardon me,” the displaced
Bluegrasser said, “I at first
thought you were from Ken-
tucky, but only a Texan could
lilac like that.”
Say, if you ever spill pins or
needles, an easy way to get
them up is with a magnet.
Saves a nerve-racking experi-
ence and wondering if you ever
got them all. (In case you don’t
happen to keep a magnet
around the house, try that
“novelty” potholder with a tiny
magnet sewn in that makes
same hold to the stove for you.)
Ironing Things Out
,£ OUR SOIL ★ OUR STISNSTII5
THINK IT OYER
Just think, over 28 inches of
rainfall since January 1. Al-
most four times as much as
we received last year. This 28
inches represents over one mil-
lion acre feet of water over the
grass land and crop land of
this work unit area.
It is humanly impossible to
estimate how much was in the
form of run-off, however, dam-
age done farther down stream
by floods and sedimentation is
Severe damage was done on
lots of terrace systems, how-
ever, a look around reflects the
fact that those properly main-
tained and with good conserva-
tion practices in the right se-
quence have had less damage
than the amount of 'benefits
Watershed control is a must
on some of the rivers and
creeks within, the area. This is
possible because bn the Trinity,
Washita and Colorado rivers
where upstream flood preven-
tions are being installed, creeks
and rivers remained little
streams, well within their banks
and produced very little sedi-
Thing about a watershed con-
trol program on our streams
and rivers within the area. It
is possible if farmers and
ranchers are interested enough
to try and make it possible.
By the way, civic clubs, Lions
Clubs, Chamber of Commerce,
Do you know why the center
suit sign on the Ace of Spades
is always larger than the other
aces in a deck of cards? Dur-
ing the eighteenth century, the
English government required
card manufacturers to submit
the Ace of Spades to the gov-
ernment engraver to insure that
a tax was paid. In lieu of a
tax stamp, the engraver created
such an elaborate center scroll
that this card came to be known
as “Old Frizzle.”
Commissioners Courts and all
other organizations should be
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When you make a weekend drive
to the country or the lake, remem-
ber to make safety your prime con-
Saturday and Sunday are only
two out of the seven days of the
week, but about 40 per cent of all
fatal driving accidents occur during
thoge two days, statistics show. You
can make your weekend trip safer
and happier by
1. Don’t over-
work or over-ex-
ercj^e on your
weekend in the
ing a terrace,
weeding and hoeing a garden or
painting a porch can be hard on
soft muscles. So can a lot of golf, or
a long row on the lake. If you over-
do you’ll start home worn out and
ready for an accident.
2. Play car games, or if you are
driving alone turn on the radio. The
family will keep you alert when it’s
looking for out-of-state licenses or
trying to spot cars of certain colors.
A lively and interesting radio pro-
gram is also stimulating.
3. Always travel with a supply of
safe caffeine tablets in your glove
compartment. Taking one or two is
an aid in restoring mental alert-
ness. If possible, get out of the car,
stretch and move around a few sec-
onds, as an additional awakener.
4. Eat only a light meal before
starting your drive home. It’s nat-
ural for friends and relatives to set
a bounteous meal before you, but
eat sparingly if you have a long
drive ahead. Too much food will
make you drowsy and thereby in-
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Tooley, Kenneth. The Paducah Post (Paducah, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 4, 1957, newspaper, July 4, 1957; Paducah, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1060502/m1/2/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bicentennial City County Library.