The Levelland Daily Sun News (Levelland, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 122, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 31, 1960 Page: 1 of 16
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Monday is Dollar Day in Levelland •' shop at home and save
Teidperature readings for tha past
24 hour period ending at noon
Maximum .......... 87
Minimum —_____________ 22
Neon Reading ... 68
Moisture for year .76 in.
FORECAST: Sunday, Clear to part-
ly cloudy and mild.
lbs Levelland Daily Sun News
‘WITHOUT OR WITH OFPKNSi TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES” — Byron
VOLUME XVIII - NUMBER 122
PRICE: Daily 5c Sunday 10c
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 1960
Living wall' thwarts paratroopers
BY OftLIN BREWER
Hockley County during 1959 had |
the unique experience of oversell- j
ing it’s $188,000 goal on U. S. Sav- J
mgs bonds during 1959.
Although the Fourth district, of!
which Hockley is a part, managed i
only 77.7 per cent of its quota,
people in this county bought 110.2 j
per cent ot their goal — or $207,-,
Surrounding counties didn’t do
■early so well. Lubbqfk residents
bought 62 per cent of their quota,
Terry County residents 45.5 per
cent of their quota, Cochran resi-
dents 55.6 of their quota, and Lamb
County residents 82.2 per cent of
Hockley Bond Chairman R. H.
Munsterman has repeatedly cred-
ited Levelland banks with promot-
ing local sales. And it's a real fa-
vor when somebody can persuade
an individual to save money.
This scribe is willing to ad-
mit that mothers are absolute
essentials around tlfe house —
Particularly If they leave the
children with daddy.
This hack's wife hied off to
Mary Hardin - Baylor this past
Thursday for a big charter
day celebration, her first vaca-
tion front her husband and kids
aince the youngsters arrived »n
the scene aad her first trip
hack to her old alma mater in
about nine years.
Filling daddy's share, a* big
as they are, isn’t much of the
problem sisce daddy was made
NEW CHAMBER DIRECTORS CHAT WITH PRESIDENT
Thro? newly-elected directors of the Levelland Chamber are Leland Yeary, Rex Brown, Hal Joplin and Yeager,
of Commerce chat with President Gepe Yeager after a Not present was Bishop Keeling, also recently elected,
meeting of a C-C committee Friday afternoon. From left The new directors are scheduled to be installed this week.
hi a task a man's not design
Tha kids are Wonderful and we
enjoy them. But trying to fit them
Into a time schedule apparently is
This past week is the first time
we've ever been late to work simp-
ly because a youngster had to
earn a star at the baby sitter's
That meant a long return to the
breakfast table to clean his plate
— but enty after an intermission
in the bathroom.
How mommy manages to
keep an e\rn temper is a moot
question when you consider all
the problems she faces with
kid running day in and day
For instance, we packed the
two boys off to bed early Fri-
day night, hoping to work some
the next morning before they
awoke. It was an experience
tor them, because Iseeping
with daddy made them feel
grown up and extra fidgety.
Naturally, the phone had to
ring off the hook — and snap
them upright in bed again —
since they're not used to sleep-
ing by the phone.
As to working in the early
morning hours while the kids
are sleeping: The house ran
fall down on a normal day.
but the sound of pappy's type-
writer In the kitchen Is enough
to bring the kids to their feet
on those exciting morning’s
when daddy's supposed to
a meeting of local Chamber offi
dais in which a recommendation
on freight carrier service for the
city also was drafted for presen-
tation to the board of directors.
Elected in a recent mail vote
were Rex Brown, Hal Joplin, Le-
land Yeary and Bishop Keeling.
They will replace retiring directors
E. H. (Doc)
Donald and Wayne Hardy.
Brown is manager of Southwest-
ern Public Service Co. here. Jop-
lis is associated with Levelland
Grain Co.. Keeling is owner of
Keeling Buick Co. and Yeary is
with Ideal Gas. Co.
$300,000 CITY BOND ISSUE AT STAKE
First of year's many
elections set Tuesday
at Com- crisp agw poll tax
Friday In arc due to become
soiled before i960'* hectic political
wars, are over, vote hi the first at
many significant elections Tuesday
when they ballot 0*1 Tuesday's
$300,000 city bond proposal.
At issue will he $250,000 in city
water improvements, a new $30,-
000 fire station and a $20,630 city
shep. But voters .may have a diffi-
Chamber president I cult time shutting other pending
Wilkins, Gene Me- | elections out of their minds as they
mark their ballots.
AT LEAST THREE OTHER PO-
and 1.,' Deadline
Future of Texas'
plan is doubtful
AUSTIN (APt—The future of
Texas' furor-sparking auto insur-
ance rating plan remains in doubt
as the system becomes a month
Insurance Board Chairman
Penn Jackson said the agency will
continue indefinitely considering
Dowlen, Andy Walsh. Willis Bre- j whether to make changes, and if,
shears. Jack Sherrod, Dick Caro- j so what kind, in the Texas Safe
thers, Wilson Copeland. Clyde j Driving Insurance Plan
Prestwood, and W C. (Cog*. Ar- Jsrkson „id lllnM# ^ ^ ^
| the three members had slowed j
progress on the review of the j
| Januarv. Four Levelland business- 1 plaj’' j
men also were nominated. They in- Thf Pro*rw“* »nnounced Oct. 1
(NEW DIRECTOR’S—Page A-7)
THE NEW DIRECTORS WILL
| be officially installed and new
! Chamber officers will be elected at
a meeting of the board this week
| Time of the meeting will be an-
| nounced later.
Yeager will continue as an ex
officio member of the board for
the next year. Hardy and Wilkins
also will officially retire after the
installation, although McDonald
left the board se’veral months ago
when he was transferred to Lub-
Holdover directors include Mitt
THE NEW DIRECTORS WERE
named in the mail ballot in mid-
By J. C. HOWELL
“We Don't Want ’Em, You Can
Have ’Em’’ — that’s the heading
for an advertisement for Lea A
Cox, Inc. which you will find on
another page of this issue of the
Sun News. They are offering out-
standing values in new furniture
George Leavelle of Stacy-Mason.
Inc. is leaving Sunday morning on
a chartered bus for a trip to Dal-
las where he and other dealers
from thii area will attend a show-
ing of 1960 Model Westinghouse
appliances and television. Stacy-
Mason is also starting a big furni-
ture sale Monday morning. Their
advertisement appears on another
page at this issue of the Sun News
The staff of the Sun News ex-
tends deepest sympathy to re-
latives and friends of H. Ollie.
Levelland has lost a real merc-
hant and booster with the passing
of Mr. Ollie. Although the Jfub
will probably be capably operated
by Elizabeth Hudgens and other
members of the family it will not
seem exactly the same to enter
and find the friendly smile of Mr.
Monday is Dollar Day in Lev-
elland and many local merchants
are offering outstanding values,
especially for that day in adver-
tisements in this edition. We ad-
vise you to read each and every
ad and observe the many bargains
which you ran avail yorself of.
IADMAM 8 VIBW—Pa«e A-7)
and put into effect Jan. 1, sets
up a point system based on the
number of accidents and moving
traffic violations charged against
a driver during the preceding
Insurance men have been divid-
ed in their attitude toward the
More than 40 witnesses attack-
ed. praised and commented on the
system in a two-day hearing at-
tended by more than 1,000 persons
Jan. 14 and 15.
Another 20 insurance industry
representatives and lawyers came
to Austin Friday at Jackson's in-
vitation to discuss the effect of
the section of the plan requiring
(FUTURE OF—Page A-7)
Farmer's Union sets
Monday night meet
A meeting of the Hockley
County Farmer’s Union te slat-
ed at 8 p m Monday In tha
district courtroom la Level-
Prentdeat Mil Methvtn said
officers for (he coming year
will be elected, aad the tMS
program of work nil! he sat
up. The organisation's taoar-
anro plan also will ho dfscao-
E. C. Setter* W aaeretary at
the organisation, while g. Ear-
nest llnainaa la
menu will paaa Sunday, with
■ few additional Receipts
to be issued during the day.
2. Deadline far filing for precinct,
county and stalk political offices
3. On Thursday, a citizens com-
mittee of 78 will make its recom-
mendations to the Levelland School
board on a school bond issue which
is now deemed likely to be cut
close to the $1 million mark.
AFTER THE FATE WHICH BE
fell last November's $1.6 million
school bond issue, there were few
officials willing to predict the out-
come of the city’s small — by com-
parison — bond election.
Most local authorities appeared
to be optimistic, however, al-
though the new improvements will
necessitate a 20 cent tax rate in-
crease — from $1.60 to $1.80 — in
the event the entire program is
voted, or only a slightly smaller
increase if the fire station and
Profile goes 'inside'
The Flatlands Empire Pro-
file, a UvoUind Dally Sub
News Sunday feature for al-
most neves years, goes “la-
rid t" the newspaper today.
Look for a profile” of Roy
Hlckmaa oa Pago 1, Seetioa
Reason for Ike change Is Is
allow for mors room tor lata
news on the newspaper’s front
page, and to assure that tha
entire feature can he printed
together on a single page with
better display aad without the
bothersome “Jump” which has
been a tradition la the past
VWfdALLY MufeODY RAF
been critical of tha city's bond
program, other than to suggest
that councilman might have cut
toe much for the city’s own good
from an admittedly conservative
$630,900 water and sewer program
recommended for Levelland by a
firm of consulting engineers after
an extensive survey here.
The water program (see map on
page 3, Section A) includes plans
for a million gallon ground stor-
age reservoir, two new city wells
and extensive new 12, eight and
(FIRST OF YEAR’S—Page A-7)
By GODFREY ANDERSON
ALGIERS. Algeria (AP) - De-
fiant French insurgents used a
cheering mob Saturday night to
thwart army efforts to cut off the
barricades in the streets of Al-
The mob shouted defiance ef
President Charles de Gaulle.
The women of Algiers were
urged by a rebel leader to ferm
a living wall before the barricades
to guard their men against attacks
Insurgent leaders rejected what
they said was a surrender ulti-
matum from the army, calling it
an insult The army denied issuing
Paratroopers ordered to sur-
round and seal off the barricades
in the heart of the city were swept
up in the surging, shouting throng.
Shoulder-to-shoulder army lines
gave way before the crowd, and
the big plaza before the barriers
soon was black with a mass of ||
By 10 p.m. — with the army
threat clearly stalled for the mo-
ment and a torrential rain pour-
ing down —the insurgent loud
speakers broadcast to the crowd:
“We asked you to be here to ex-
ercise your pressure to help us.
That pressure bore fruit. 1 cannot
say more. Go home now. The 1st
Parachute Rifle Regiment has re-
k " *
DR. WAYNE HARDY
a A •'
A few moments later the loud-
speakers boomed out again: "If
you don't want to go home, come
inside the barricades. Come where
we are and we will give you some-
diing to eat.”
Some in the crowd joined the
dissidents in their wet strongholds
but most straggled off home.
A picket of paratroops took up
posts around the fringes cf the
The army, under orders from
De Gaulle to put down the week-
(MOB HELPS—Page A-7)
Four more names
filed for trustee
I see where a Senator wants
to stop all labor dispute* and
strikea by setting ap a parity
price for labor HRe we have
got tor farm products.
My benrhwarmer neighbor
says he aotes parity is a fair
price tor a man's work which
the government sets and then
hires people to sss that ha
don’t get but S« to 78 per rent
Bays what the country real-
ly needs Is a purity figure ou
taxes, aad Secretary Reason to
moralise Uncle Sam’s living
standard down to about M par
reut of parity.
D. E. SCOTT
White Sands accepts
second Levelland grad
may fall short
of 1956 total
POLL TAX sales and exemptions
for 1960 in Hockley County almost
certainly will fall below the total
in the last presidential year, as on-
ly slightly more than 5,000 vot-
ing receipts are expected to be
issued before the .purchase dead-
line at midnight Sunday.
Totals in the county tax assessor-
collector’s office edged slowly to-
ward 5,000 late Saturday but the
figure still is some 900 below 1956
poll tax purchases. The total that
year was 5,889
LATE SATURDAY afternoon,
Teax Assessor - Collector Murry
Stewart's figures showed 4,909 poll
taxes and exemptions issued, al-
though he pointed out that the to-
tal number issued by deputies in
outlying towns were not included
in that figure.
Too, the tax office was to re-
main open Saturday night tor any
latecomers, while some deputies al-
so will be available for poll tax
Stewart said E. C. Payne has
been deputized to issue voting
receipts Sunday. He will be at
First Methodist C lurch Sunday in
a special poll tax drive planned
by the church.
Also Mrs. J. A. Farris has said
she will be available all day Sun-
day for Sundown area citizens who
wish to purchase poll taxes. All
and Mrs. Austin M. Reid of Kerr- i other Hockley towns also have de-
CECIL PACE **
A SECOND |»M GRADUATE OF
Levelland- High School has been |
accepted for the cooperative study
program in physics at White Sands
Missile Range and New Mexico
He is Jerry Reid, non of Mr.
ville. Leldon Brown Jr., ton of
Mr. and Mrs. Leldon Brown Sr.,
of Route S. was named earlier as
a participant in the program.
The two youths begin work in
the program Tuesday.
W. L. REED. PRINCIPAL OF
Levelland High School, said that
only four applicants reportedly
were accepted for the physics por-
tion of the cooperative training pro-
gram, and he pointed out that It
is unusual for tom af the youths
to oome from the same graduat-
puties, but they have not indicated
whether they will be available Sun-
MRS. REN PHILLIPS, a clerk In
the assessor - collector’s office,
said late Saturday afternoon that
a last minute rush had not yet
materialized. She reported business
was fairly brisk Saturday morning,
with about 375 receipts issued then,
but the demand slowed in die after-
noon and evening as less than 300
Included in the Saturday Mai
ware 66 receipts which had been
purchased fM* a deputy at Mr
Filing of petitions for four more
school board candidates Saturday
morning assured the Levelland
School District of what could be
one of the most hotly - contested
elections in recent years. To date
five persons have declared inten-
tions of running for the three posi-
tions which will be filled April 2.
Latest candidates are Henry T.
Schmidly, Cecil T. Pace, Bryan
Daniel and Dr. Wayne Hardy.
They join Dr. Raymond Reid, who
filed for one of the posts earlier
Schmidly, Pace and Daniel,
whose names appeared on a single
petition, are all farmers. In addi-
tion, Pace is a real estate opera-
tor. Dr. Wayne Hardy is an opto-
Seats of J. E, (Buck) Bowman,
Mitt Dowlen, and Mrs. C. G. Dunn
will be filled in the election. None
of the incumbents have filed for
Deadline for filing is March 3.
Petitioners for Schmidly, Pace
and Daniel were:
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ballow. Char-
les Forehand, Willis Morrow, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Ernest Bowman, Mr.
and Mrs. R. F. Macon, Otis Rush,
Samuel M. Jackson. Paul Gilmer,
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Helm, W. O.
Ballow, J. L. Sick, Guy O. Lowry,
Glen W. Hammond, Bill Taylor, E.
D. Bartlett, Gordon McMillan, Le-
roy L. Coufal, Merele Little, J. C.
Weatherford, A. J. Ratcliff, D. Ol
Joplin, V. L. Ward, Maurice Mil-
ler, W. A. Grant, Jack Carother*,
Boyce Whitner, C. B. Baggett,
Lawrence Layman, Glenn E. Reed,
James Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Hasha, Mr. and Mrs. L» R. Glass,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Oden, Mr.
and Mrs. Artie B. Forehand, Mr*.
R. K. Scarbrough. Guy Hicks, L-
F. Schoenrock, W. T. Winegar, J,
H. White, Maek Alexander, J. 0.
Brown, A. R. Guetersloh, C. A.
Armstrong, Edd Martin, Coy Phil-
Dickson, C. O. Jones, H. B. Isaack,
C. J. Rhea, C. B Green, J. B.
Haskins, A. B. Mclnrae, Mrs. L,
I. Dunlap, Guy H. Rush, C B.
Those who signed Dr. Hardy’s
J. F. Bigham, C. J. William*,
Ewel Palmer, Sam Combs, Hae-
vey Bowers, W. C. Arnold, Mrs.
J. I. Pitts, Boyer Chisum, M. B.
Contatser, Grady Terrill, Jimmie
Davis, E. M. Palmer Jr„ C. CL
Woodson Jr., O. D. Carlton, Mr.
aand Mrs. Otis Burson. E. L. Seat
Mrs. R. O. Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Brown, James B. Sharp,
Dan Kisner, O. L. Watson Jr.*’.£!
R. Powell, Claude Tipton, We^toy
Graham, Bob Robbins, Jqhntf.
Merton, L. G. West, L. F, 'SchOD-
rock, B. H. Chadwick f>r., R. IT.
McCann. Rex Hudson, Norma Jena
Chisum, Mrs. Leona Chimin,
James E. Burtner and Orville By-
Gen. MacArthur rated seriously ill
after entering Manhattanhospitai
NEW YORK (AP)—General of
the Army Douglas MacArthur was
reported in serious condition Sat-
urday suffering from a nonmalig-
nant prostate condition.
A 1st Army spokesman said the
80-year-old hero of two world
wars, was not in critical condi-
tion. There was no immediate de-
cision on whether surgery would
MacArthur. who celebrated his
birthday just last Tuesday, en-
tered Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hos-
pital for a urological examination
'Tests have indicated tha pres-
ence of an obstruction in the uri-
nary tract, which has interfered
with the normal urinary func-
tion," announced Col. Gordon Bar
t Army spokesman,
obstruction is due to a
enlargement ef He proe-
ture. Preliminary treatment
resulted in most of the dis
tort which was the reason ____
consulting a urologist. The gen-
eral is now resting comfortaMjfffl
and is not in any degree of dis-
Barclay said further treatment
and laboratory tests would eosn
tinue. Another medical 'huQeSfeS
was expected Sunday.
Prior to entering foe h capital
MacArthur had been examined by
Dr. George W. Slaughter of foe
Lenox HiU staff. Dr. Slaughter ad-
vised the hospital testa.
MacArthur’s chief aide, MaJ.
Gen. Courtney Whiteney, retired
spent Friday night at the hospital
to be close to his friend and lw-
mer commander. He said that tMa
was probably the first time Mae-
Arthur had ever been a hoagttal
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