The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 27, 1961 Page: 1 of 6
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REV. H. C. ADAIR
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION FOR STONEWALL COUNTY
AsriB^d'^;- stone Waxi county, texas tbpbspay
JULY 27 1961
MRS. JOE MARQUS
Mr. and Mrs. Buford Cathey
had as visitors in their home
over the weekend their son,
Tommy of Amsriflo. Julie Col-
lins, Amarilo, Mrs. Cathey's
neice, Mary Pogue of Haskell
and the neice and nephew of
Julie Collins from Oklahoma
ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
STREET BOND IMPROVEMENT
J. O. Ivey from Baines, Tex-
as visited here last weekend with
his brother B. A. Ivey and his
sister Mrs. I. I. McWilliam.
Mrs. Allie Betcher visited last
week in Lamesa with Mr. and
Mrs. Marie Sharp. While there
they visited in Albuquerque.
Rev. Henry Clayton Adair,
who is to lead the song service
during week bights for the
Methodist revival at Aspermont
Aug. 7-11 was born Aug. 19 ,1927,
,in Springfield.^ Mo., moving to
i i jun v &2. Graduating
'%n jjumas aigh school in Jan.
he enlisted in' the U.S.
iy the following month and
«ras discharged in Nov. 1948.
;#rom 1950 he managed a dry
lioods store in Sunray, Teg., mar-
Maxine Lovett of Dumas
f'Wmi 7, 1949. He was a student of
'urry College from 1950 un-
, tjl'he graduated with; a B.A. de-
gree in history in 1954, then at-
'■ tended Denver University md
i 111 if School of Theol<ry '?V>4-.>7,
in the. ii'.eanwhiii; serving.Metho-.
&dist churches in Treats' Abilene!
| (Crescent Heights), Camp
Springs-Ira, and in Colorado.
Joining the Northwest Texas
Conference in 1947, he served
Faith Church in Hamlin, Goree,
i and is now at Rule. He and Mrs.
Adair have three children. Debra
10, David 7, and Darin 3 months.
Rev. Adair is preaching this
week in a revival at Tye. He is
well-known in Aspermont, hav-
ing been guest preacher.
Rev. David Binkley is to be
the visiting evangelist for the
revival. He is pastor of the First
Methodist Church in Seymour.
Pattf Dalby, is to be, the or-
ganist for the meeting.
Ike Hahn from Portales, New
Mexico is visiting this week with
his sister and family Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd Winter.
There will be an election held
in the City of Aspermont for the
purpose of authorizing the city
council to issue bonds for the im-
provement of city streets.
According to councilmen this
project is not to raise the city
taxes, nor will any individual be
out any money unless the street
on which they have property is :
to be paved .
This paving will cost thy land-
owner approximately $4.00 a
front foot. They will be curbed
and gutted for better drainage.
A person will have five (5)
years in which to pay for his
paving. There will be 20 percent
down payment after the job is
completed and the city accepts
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Sanlin and
family of Denver City visited
relatives here over the week end.
Their daughter Judy, who has
been hpre visiting her grand-
mother Mrs. Lucy Halin, return-
ed home with them.
LOCAL GIRL INVITED TO
BE AT UNUSUAL REUNION
Visitors in the Bryan Metcalf
home over the week end were
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spark and
children and Frank Spark from
Mr .and Mrs. Joe F. Marquis
accompanied their grandson
Kenny Kenady to Brownwood
Sunday where they met his par-
ents Mr. and Mrs. George Ken-
ady Jr. from Austin. Kenny re-
turned home with them after
| vicHini? for n "•poV here with his
I grandparents the I. F. Marquis
' and George C. Kenady Sr.
iifyan Metcalf left Tuesday to
r&t Darwin in Gutherie,
:fram there t'hey were to fly to
Tajtopico, Mexico where they will
pend some time vacationing and
Robert Kluting is visiting this
week in Austin with Kenny Ken-
j The Annual meeting for mem-
bers of the Dickens County Elec-
•ic Cooperative, Inc., will be
Md in Spur, Texas on Saturday,
uly 29, 1961 in the East Ward
The purpose of the meeting is
<fo select three direc roaf tsor
tofeelect three directors for a
three year term; ending March 1,
1944* or" until their successors
have been named and to discuss
afifr, other business that may
comb before the assembly.
Jn connection with the elec-
tion of three directors scheduled
idf thiWt IMetuift I the following
members have been nominate#
to be voted on by the committee
on nominations appointed by the
directors of the cooperative. C.
p. Witt, Tom Gilmore.Kalgary;
Jimmy Stewart, Bill Wyatt, Red
Mud; W. A. Springer, E. W. Cade
jr., Stonewall County.
The barbeque, with "all the
trimmings", wil start at 6:00
P.M. on the south side of the
East Ward School Building. Very
nice prizes will be drawn by
members of the cooperative,
There will be a beauty contest
to select "Miss Dickens Coun-
Slectrie" for 1961-62. There
.be 15 beauty contestants,
'he swimming pool will be
for all children of coopera-
jzes will be given through-
j. Nadine Bryson is visiting
'ort Worth this week with
Among those who visited Mrs.
•Tim Burfiend in the Stamford
hospital Sunday were Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Dickey, Mr. and Mrs.
•Toe Marquis and Mr. and Mrs.
John Metcalf. Mrs. Jim Burfiend
underwent major surgery last
Friday and last report is rest-
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Pittcock
visited relatives in Portales, New
Mexico last Sunday.
Mrs. Mark Luteral visited pa-
tients in Stamford Sanitarium
GONZALES—Nelda Lee, As-
permont, has been invited to at-
tend the nation's most unusual
The reunion will be a gather-
ing of former patients of the
Texas Rehabilitation Center of
Gonzales Warm Springs Founda-
tion and will oe held at the
Center near Gonzales Suaday,
About 350 of the Center's
former patients will return to
TRC on that day to visit with
their physically disabled friends
and to share common exper-1
iences. It will be a strange look- i
ing homecoming because many |
of those attending will be in
wheel chairs or on crutches.
The first annual reunion was
held five years asgo when TRC
•former patients-"met at the Cen-
ter "to organize the Unitd States'
first former patients' association.
The organization has as its goals
benefitting its members, helping
other physically disabled people,
and supporting the program of
the Gonzales Warm Springs;
Victor Canavespi of Bryan,
president of the association and
in a wheel chair because of
paralysis of his legs, said, "Our
big task is pubiic education —
telling our neighbors what we
can do after rehabilitation and
why they should support pro-
grams of rehabilitation for the
"There are more than 23,000
Texans who need physical re-
habilitation. Ad<? to this the fact
that the Texas Rehabilitation
Center is operating at half-capa-
city because of a lack of funds,
and you'll realize the great need
for rehabilitation in the state,"
POST WINS AREA FOUR
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Post scored four runs in the
first inning here Sunday after-
noon and went on to defeat O'-
Donnell, 5-2 in the finals of Area
Two Car Wreck
Three persons were injured
and hospitalized and six others
were treated for bruises Satur-
day in a two car collision on the
Peacock farm-to-market road.
Eight of the persons were rid-
ing in the cab of a piekup truck
driven by Tom Rash. He and an
occupant of the pickup. Billy
Roberson were hospitalized with
Also injured was Mrs. Van
Dickerson, driver of ; 1957 Ford.
Highway Patrolman Bill Allen
of Spur said the accident occurr-
ed after Mrs. Dickerson had run
out of gas and parked her car.
The pickup then collded with
the parked vehicle and turned
Open Air Revival
Bobby Stripling of Baldwin,
Florida will hold an open air
revival at Peacock Baptist
Church starting July 30 till Aug.
Services will be held nightly
at 3 p.m. Prayer meeting at 7:30
Held Last Friday
Funeral was held Friday at
Swenson for John William Free-
man. 86, former Stonewall Coun-
Burial was in Aspermont
Cemetery directed by Young
Funeral Home. The Rev. Buel
Bryan, pastor of the Swenson
First Baptist Church officiated.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Mr. Freeman died at 3:30 a.m.
Thursday in Stamford Sanitar-
ium, where he had been a pat-
ient three days. He-had lived in
Stamford since 1947, moving
there from Stonewall County.
Born Oct. 26, 1874 in Prince-
ton, Ala., he came to Stonewall
County in 1905 and married
Sally Ann Green at Swenson.
She died in 1942.
Surviving are two sons, Ern-
est and Lem of Swenson; one
brother, George, of Kress, Tex.;
five grandchildren and seven
4 Little league tournament.
Post now advances to the diSr
trict level at Lubbock.
Lamesa won over Slaton
In the first night of play Ia-
mesa niped Aspermont, 1-0 in tfcfc
Slaton ripped Crosbyton, 1Q-&
and O'Donell beat Tahoka, 12-%,
in the other two games.
Richard Cooper pitched a nflK
hitter for Slaton in its victory
In the second night of play.
Post edged Slaton, 2-1, ani!
O'Donnell nipped Lamesa 5-4.
Line scores of the games plajr-
SLATON 100 360—tit
CROSBYTON 000 QWV— *
TAHOKA 005 000— S
O'DONNELL 848 00 —1*
ASPERMONT 000 000-®"#
LAMESA 000 Oil-1 «f>
SLATON 000 001—1 2 «r
POST 000 02x—2 Z:SL
O'DONNELL 020 300—5 #
LAMESA 101 200—4 X &
O'DONNELL 200 000—2 4-2
i POST 400 Olx—5 9 t
HAMLIN JAYCEES TO STAGE
AMATUER RODEO IN AUGUST
HAMLIN-—The Hamlin Junior
Chamber of Commerce will stage
an Amateur Rodeo here August
!0, 11 and 12 at the Hamlin Rid-
ing Club arena, Charles Absher.
club president, anounced this
Mrs. Harold McGaugh and
daughters Claudia and Cindy of
Lubobck visited in the home of
her brother Mr. and Nrs. Law-
son Hart Sunday Evenhg.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon McMahan
from Brownfield are visiting
here with their parents Mr. and
Mrs. A. McMahan.
Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Kolb and
children from Simenole spent
the week end here with his par-
ents Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kolb.
Mrs. Claud Russell from Big
Springs, Mrs. Larry Buckingham
and three sons from Midland,
Mrs. Douglas Sewell and daugh-
Word Was received here Tues-
day of the death of Howard
Ramsey, brother to MM Clar-
ence Freeman. Burial will be at
tafneaa where Mr. Ramsey has
livid for a number of years. He
is a former resident of this coun-
ty and will be remembered by
a number of people here- He has
been in bad health for some
ter Lee Ann from Lubbock
visited in the W. I. Shadle and
the Brady Shadle homes over
he week end.
I Mrs. J. R. Ray Nathen, Jackie
md Tommie visited her mother
Mrs. Annie Newberry at Plains,
Texas last week end. Nathen and
Jackie stayed for an extended
visit with their grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Gage and
daughter Cathy from Hamlin
visited their aunt, Mrs. Ova Ward
last Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Peek from
on. r,wn.. t.—.. ...... Jay ton visited her brother and
laughter Mrs. Jim Hunt and . family Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Win-
ftmlly. ten last Thursday.
Potential Taken at Discovery;
Three New Drilling Projects
Potential has been taken at a
Stonewall County discoverf, and
three new drilling projects have
The discovery is Cities Service
Petroleum Co. No. 1-166 Swen-
son, Section 166, BBB&C Sur-
vey. Location is 10 miles north-
east of Hamlin in southeast
The. strike had a daily poten-
tial of 110 barrels of 39.9 gravity
oil. Flow was through a 16-64-
inch choke and perforations at
3,804-22 feet opposite the Cisco
Sand. Casing is set at 3,860 feet
and the hole bottomed at 4,-
Location for a proposed 4,800-
foot rotary wildcat was staked
19 miles northwest of Asper-
mont in northwest Stonewall. It
is just south of the King county
line and in an area where there
is no nearby production. The
venture is Sojourner Drilling
Corp. and R. W. Tesch of Abi-
lene No. 1 W. A. Springer Jr.
Dntllsite is 330 feet from the
south and 2,310 feet from the
east lines of Section 177, Block
F. H&TC Survey. j
A Mengel (Canyon Sand) Field
location was staked 10 miles
south of Aspermont. The venture
is W. M. & A P. Fuller of Mid-
land No. 1 I. E. Smith.
Having a nroposed depth of 4.-
700 feet with rotary, it spots 1,-
660 feet from the south and 467
feet from the eist lines of D. N.
General American Oil Co, of
Texas filed application to re-en-
ter to 5,900 feet a wildcat 20
miles southwest of Knox City in
The No .1 W. M. Barrett, et al,
it was originally drilled in 1958
by Katz Oil Co. and General
American Oil Co. and plugged as
a dry hole.
Drillsite is 1,980 feet from the
north and 660 feet from the
west lines of Section 3, Block H,
F. T. Oliver Survey.
Pan American Petroleim Corp.
No. 4 Corsica Unit, Section 2,
Block B, AB&M Survej, is now
a dual oiler. Location is one milt
south of Old Glory in th; Corsica
Latest completion is from the
Band Conglomerate for a daily
potential of 7.04 barrels of 41
gravity oil. It is pumping from
perforations at 5,992 to 6,068
The project also produces from
the Strawn at 5,183-89 feet.
Megargel Drilling Co of Me-
ga rgel staked three northwest
Haskell County projects
No. 1 H. M. Rike is a planned
5,100-foot Strawn wildcat three
miles north of Jud. Drillsite is
660 feet from the sou*4 and 330
feet from the east lines of Lot 2,
G. G. Alford Survey 43
The firm's No. 2 A. H. Hutch-
ens is a planned 5,000-foot rotary j
project for the Jud. South
(Strawn) Field three miles west
of Jud. Site is 330 feet from the
north and west lines of Lot 2, A.
Slayden Survey 58.
Megargel Drilling Co. No.
2 Josie M. Hester was staked in
Haskel County Regular Field
two miles south of Knox City.
Having a proposed depth of 5,000
feet with rotary, it spots 467 feet
from the south and 330 feet from
the east lines of the northwest
quarter In Section 48 Block 2.
back. The first team back across
the finish line wins. There will
not be an entry fee charged in
the J2 and under flag race and !
prizes will be awarded.
HK Ranches of Snyder and
• Rjtan wii! furnish the bucking
Highlights of the big three day Mock for,tiu' fow' Bef,ides tht'f
... . ,, * I events the show will include
show will oe j Wild Maie Race j tie-down calf roping, ribbon rop
and a Tri-County 12 and under j ing, bareback brone riding, spon-
flag race. The Wild Mare Race j sor's barrel racing, and bull rid-
will pit three men against a mare ! 'nR- Fntry fees for the show are
and thev mu,t saddle and ride I$fi'00 for the wild mare race
i with a $25 pot eacr night. $11
for the roping and barrel events
! and $10 for the riding events,
j Contestants are urged to call or
■ write Dewey Nun ley, Box 5, or
SP 4-2232, Hamlin. '
The performances will start at
her to the end of the arena and
To Hold Revival
The Central Baptist Church of
Aspermont wil hold a week re-
vival starting July 30, with the
pastor, Brother James Woods do-
ing the preaching.
Services will begin at 8 o'clock
each eevning with prayer serv-
ices at 7:30.
The church has moved steadily
forward under the leadership of
Brother Woods with new addi-
tions to the church and much ac-
complished toward the finishing
of the building.
The Bible School being held
here this week is progressing ac-
cording to schedule with an en-
rollment of 60 children. They
7:30 each night and the admis-
sion will be $1.00 for adults and
50 cents for children under 12.
Reserved seats will be 50 cents.
The show will get under way
on Thursday with a big street
parade at 4 p.m. Trophies will
be given to the top riding clubs
in the parade.
To Have Revival
Payne Hadox wil lead a
val .meeting at the Swenson
Church of Christ beginning
July 30 to Aug. 6.
There wil lbe night service#
only. Time will be 8:00 P.M.
Former Stonewall County Residents
To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Goodloe of
Hico, formerly of Aspermont,
will celebrate their golden wed-
will have their closing program : ding anniversary in Mineral
Wells at the Baker Hotel on
July 30. About 200 are expected
for the celebration.
The actual wedding date is
August 2 and the couple was
married at the home of the
bride in Aspermont.
Oldtimers here will remember
that the Goodloes ran a cafe and
a bakery shop for 16 years,
farmed a little and had a dairy
for several years.
Mrs, Goodloe, the former Em-
ma Ayeock ,was born in Cal-
i lahan Countv August 3. 1887,
Friday night. July 28, beginning
at 8 o'clock. The public and the
patents of these boys and girls
are urged to see their work on
display at the church Friday
night They urge that you be
present for this program.
Th^ public is invited to attend
the revival services.
Two Car Accident
They are E. D. Goodloe of Abi-
lene, Parker of Stamford, Mrs.
Sarah G. Tiner of Oklahoma,
City, Oklahoma!,* Mrs. Otho
of Colorado City and Mrs.
Carlile of Stamford. Members at
their families wil lalso be in the
houseparty and wives and hu®-.
bands will receive the guwte
along with Mr. and Mrs. Goo#
Mrs. Goodloe was one of IS
children, nine of whom are at£K
living. They include Mrs. Vtdfr
Smith, Mrs. W T. North, Mts.
T. N. Abbott and Guy Ayeock
of Aspermont. Bryan Goodloe of
Aspermont is a brother of Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike McAfee
small. After Buffalo j left last, week for Redding, Calf-.
. , , * near Eula and moved with her
A two-car collision at the in- \ famj, to Buffalo Gap whcn she
tersection of two streets in the ( n.a5. ^
north p.u t of nit'nj Gao thev moved to Sayerton j fornja where he is employed by
SI" °b"" ! V" l° ««• ' C"u",y ' |the Bureau of Reclamation D«.
Injured were Paula Johns, j ' Mp G„0f1,0(, was horn jn wn. j of the Interior. Mike graduated
liamson County near Briggs j ^r,>rn Texas A & M last May
were Paula Johns.
young daughter of Mrs. Ruby'
Johns, who was also in the ac- j March I2 ]886 and ,ivpd there- with a degree
cidcnt, and Mrs. Otto Fraser.
j until he was grown.
: The children of Mr. and Mrs.
Both were taken to Hamlin Hos-
pital with cuts and bruises. ' Good]op are hosts for the affair.
Driver of the other car was I,
Dowcll Criswel. He was not in-!
Mrs. L. D. McAfee left Wed-
nesday for Houston to be with
her daughter, Mrs. John B. Reed
Jr.. who is to undergo surgery
in Methodist Hospital there.
New Business Opens
A new buyines has been open-
ed by Lee O. Frazier. He has
opened a barber shop in the
building with Aleln's Western
Engineering. Mrs. McAfee is the
former Jean Rogers and was
employed as a bookkeeper by
Ellison Bros. Trucking Co. prior
to her June wedding.
Jodie Lea Hart of Snyder re-
turned home after a two week
visit with their grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Hun,
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