The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1966 Page: 1 of 4
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THE ASPERMONT STAR
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Thursday June 2, 1966
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Annual Stonewall County FH A and
4-H Girls Fair Held; 93 Entries
One County Office in Run-Off Election
One State; Vote Saturday, June 4
The annual Stonewall County
Girls Fair wa$ held last Tuesday
at the Aspermont Homemaking
Lab under the supervision of Opal
Jones, the Home Economics
teacher and True'te Hennig,
Stonewall County Agent. The con-
test was open to all FHA and 4-H
Jirlg who helped with the show
■"ere Judy Sander, Brenda Foil,
ta Baldree, and registration
irman, Reva Letz. The judges
J OZ CAN
•.ynn Hill in Oakland
Lynn HiU, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Loris Hill of Aspermont called
his parents Monday. He is now in
the Oakland Naval Hospital. He
had been in the hospital in Japan
s'nce May 2, with a leg injury
suffered in Viet Nam. Hill has
served the last 14 months in Viet
Nam and surrounding waters. He
will finish his four year enlist-
ment with the Navy in August.
L. A. Foster
Buys Lumber Yard
L. A. (Alley) Fos'er, longtime
manager of the R. B. Spencer
Lumber Co., here in Aspermont
has purchased the yard from the
National Builders Inc., and has
changed the name to Foster Lum- j Whi'e, 1 blue: Kathy Wendleborn,
ber and Supply Co. I 1 blue; Linda Neuman, 2 blue.
were the Home Demonstration
Agent from Kent County, Agnes
Marrs and Fisher County Home
Demonstration Agent, Alice Bal-
linger. They have judged the fair
for eight straight years.
Over all winners were: Senior
Clothing—Patsy Criswell; Foods,
Ri'a Baldree: over-all, Sarah
Junior winners were: Junior
Clothing, Vickie Samford; Foods,
Kathy Boyles and over-all, Vickie
Listed below are the winners
•tnd number of ribbons they won:
->atsy Criswell, 1 blue, 4 red and
'! white: Stella Lopez, 1 red and
1 white; Anna Riddel, 2 blue;
R'ta Gardner, 2 blues; Sarah
Gardner, 2 blue and 4 red; Mar-
lene Linsley, 1 blue, 1 red and
I white; Ann Gaither, 2 blue;
Vickie Samford, 4 blue, 5 red and
1 white; Carla Mar in, 1 blue and
1 red; RPa Baldree, 2 blue, 4 red
and 1 white; Mary Ann Calhoun
1 red: Brenda Foil, 2 blue. 2 red
and 1 wh'te; Beverly Neuman,
blue; Stephanie Frazier, 1 blue;
Vickie Lopez, 3 blue and 1 white;
Judy McDowell, 1 blue and 2 red;
Kathy Suggs, 1 blue; Karen Lott,
2 red; Kathy Boyles, 8 blue and 1
red; Patty Bradshaw, 4 blue;
Regina Letz, 2 blue and 1 red;
Reva Letz, 2 blue and 2 red; Judy
Sander, 1 red and 1 blue; Judy
LAND EVALUATION—Going to state at A&M in this field are left
to right Stanley Trammell, Wayne Rash and Malcolm Rash. Also
going but not available when picture was made is Cary Lee
1 LB PKG
QUARTER HORSE JUDGING—State bound in quarter horse judg-
ing is from left to right Gary Six, Susan Martin, Clifford Ghol-
son and Tommy Walker.
The upcoming election, Satur-
day, June 4 will be a short ballot
for Stonewall County voters.
The vo'ers in Commissioner
Precinct 4 will have a little long-
er ballot than the rest of the coun-
In that Precinct Elmer Ellison,
incumbent is in a runoff wi h J.
T. (Hap) Hill.
On the other ballots the only
names will be those of Crawford
Martin and Franklin Spears. Mar-
t'n, former Secretary of State and
Spears a state sena'or are in the
run-off for the Attorney Generals
Voting boxes have been cut
from eleven to seven fo rthe run-
off. Boxes will be at Old Glory,
Peacock, Swenson, Wrights Cha-
pel, the Courthouse, in ihe Ameri-
can Legion Hall and at Rhoda.
Ttye voters of the county are
urged to vote, even though it
won't take but just a few min-
POULTRY JUDOINO—Wlnnert at District and going to state in
Poultry Judging are (aft to right Jack Samford, Mike ialdrae,
Rita tatdrae and Mike Samford.
Funeral to Be
For Mrs. Speck
Mrs. Chesley 'Blanche) Speck,
59, died early Wednesday mora-
ine in a Lubbock Hospital.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. at
the Aspermont First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Bryan Bry-
ant, pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Hamlin officia'ing, as-
sisted by the Rev. Clyde Cook,
pastor of the First Baptist Church
nnd the Rev. Hershel Thurston of
The body will lie in state at the
Church from 10:00 a.m. Friday
un'il time for the service.
Burial will be in the Asper-
mont Cemetery, Sanders Funeral
Home of Lubbock in charge of ar-
Born November 21, 1905, she
had been a resident of Stonewall
Cotrnty for 45 years.
She was a member of the Bap-
tist Church. Her husband Chesley
oreceeded her in death on June 14,
Survivors include one sister,
Mrs. Wadie Todd of Lubbock and
one bro'her Frank Easley of Lub-
Pallbearers will be Clay Doug-
lass, H. G. Flowers, Ralph Rid-
del, Oscar Diclterson, C. S. Gib-
son and J. J. Williamson.
Rules Are Made
For Old Settlers
Rules have been set up for the
Talent and Beauty Contests to
f'nd an Old Settlers Queen for the
Old Settlers Reunion to be held
here on June 23.
The rules set up by the commit-
tee that is sponsoring the pageant
are that the girls must be bet-
ween 15 and 21 years of age. They
will be judged on Talent and Bea-
uty. Girls may wear a costume if
needed for thei rtalent and have
a formal for the beauty pageant.
There will not be a ba'hing suit
contest. Each girl will need an
Each par'icipant will be allowed
six minutes for their talent
The contest will be held on
Tuesday n'ght June 21 at 7:30
p.m. in the Aspermont School Au-
ditorium. Admission will be 50c
for Adults and 25c for children.
Admitted to S'onewall Memorial
Hospital during the week of May
23 through June 1 were:
Dan'a Parker, Mrs. Alton Par-
ker Jr.. Georgia Ora Halseil, Nora
B. Poore. John Dane Gholson,
Annie Lee Newberry, I\laf je Pat-
'on, Wanda Hoy, Ross Turner, A.
A. Smith, Debbie Gardner and
Donald Ray Brock.
Dismissed were: Dania Parker,
Georgia Ora Halseil, Nora B.
Poore. John Dane Gholson, Annie
Lee Newberry, Wanda Hoy.
21 Stonewall County 4-H Clubbers
To Participate in State 4-H Roundup
At Texas ASM June 7 & 8
It's roundup time in Texas, 4-H
Roundup that is. On June 7 and 8,
21 4-H Clubbers from Stonewall
County will join some 1,400 4-H
boys and grils from every section
of the state on the campus of Tex-
as A&M Universi'y to participate
in the s'ate's oldest regularly
scheduled 4-H event.
Attending from here and the
events they will compete in are
Linda Kay Jones and Brenda Foil,
accompanied by the "Toronados"
Chris Pena, Freddie Weaver, John
Jouett and Jerry Lawrence in
Share the Fun; Senior Poultry
Judging will toe Jack Samford,
Mike Samford, Rita Baldree and
Mike Baldree; Public Speaking,
Judy White; Land Evaluation,
Stanley Trammel!, Wayne Rash,
Malcolm Rash and Cary Lee
Gardner; Safety, Judy Sander and
Reva Letz; and Quarter Horse
Judging Gary Six, Susan Martin,
Clifford Gholson and Tommy Wal-
These 4-H'ers competed and
won at District 4-H meet held at
Wichita Falls earlier this year.
They will be accompanied by
County Agent Truette Hennig and
Rolling Plains Insect Survey Teams
Began Work on June 1 thru August
L. A. Sherrod
Given Farmer of
L. A. (Pete) Sherrod was pre-
sen'ed a Conservation Farmer of
the Year Award at a recent As-
permont Luncheon Club Meeting.
The plaque was presented by
Thomas McMeans, & supervisor
for the King-Stonewall Soil Con-
servation District, The Conser-
vation Farmer of the Year Award
is sponsored by the Fort Worth
Valley Reunion to be
Held on June 26
The Swenson Brazos Valley Re-
union will be held Sunday, June
26. following the rodeo.
This year the reunion will be
held at the Aspermont School
No personal invitations will be
sent out this year.
Persons attending are asked to
bring a baske' lunch. Drinks and
silver wear will be furnished.
The Rolling Plains Cotton In-
sect Survey will begin June 1 and
continue through August 31. The
survey is a part of the over-all
effort of the Rolling Plains Cot-
ton Growers to achieve control
and possible eradication, of the
boll weevil from the Rolling
Plains of Texas. The cost of the
survey is estima'cd at S30.000.00
Funds are provided on a match-
ing basis by the Rolling Plains
Cotton Growrs and the Texas De-
partment of Agricul'ire. The sur-
vey will be conducted by the Tex-
as Agricultural Extension Ser-
vice wi'h Emory Boring, Area
Entomolieists, as coordinator.
County agents in each of the 31
counties involved are responsible
for local survey coordination.
Ten 2-man teams will be
J. H. Strain Gets
J. H. Strain and Sons, Inc., of
Tye, Texas was low bidder at
$198,729 on highway projects in
S onewall County.
To be paved in the county will
be U.S. 83 and Farm 1263 ' 6.S
miles from Farm 610 in Asper-
mont to U.S. 380 north of Asper-
mont and from .25 mile south of
Salt Fork of Brazos to 3.5 miles
Location for a proposed 5,500-
foot rotary project was staked
seven miles southeast of Asper-
mont in the Mengel (Canyon >
j The Stonewall County venture is
J. C. Barnes Oil Co. and J. W.
Hunt of Midland No. 1-A Lee
Drillsite is 830 fert from the
south and 1.400 feet from the west
; lines of Section 143, Block 1. il&TC
| Roark & Hooker of Abilene No.
1 L. A. Sherrod, et al, Section 142,
Block D, H&TC Survey, wildcat
10'a miles north of Aspermont,
j recovered 10 feet of mud on a
drillstem te,st at 6,233-63 feet.
Another drillstem test at 6,055- ■
64 feet recovered 120 feet of mud-
cut sal1 water, and 4,236 feet of (
Permit depth applied for is 6,300 j
volved. The teams are composed
of Agricultural students from Tex-
as A and M, Texas Tech and Sul
Ross. Each of the twenty boys has
had some entomology courses and
all have been thoroughly trained
to conduct the insect eoun's. Each
team will check 34 fields per
week, checking the same field at
approximately the same time at
The team members have been
instructed not to make insecticide
recommendations. Farmers with
questions regarding the advisabi-
lity of spraying are urgd to con-
tact their local county agent.
The number of fields checked in
each coun'y is based on the cot-
ton allotment within 'he county.
Throughout the Rolling Plains one
field will be checked per 2,300
| acres of cotton. Iri counties where
in- i small acreages are concerned,
Wilbur Gruben, f'eld advisor and
entomologist wi h the RPCG, will
be assisting with local insect
scouting. Gruben will also work
closely with Hot Spot areas when
they occur ,and with counties tha'
have organized for early season
It is hoped that farmers will
quickly learn the fields being sur-
veyed so they can keep up with
the insect situation in their com-
munity this summer. Regular re-
ports will be issued by your coun-
ty agent and farmers are urged
to con'act them.
The Insect Survey is a fine ex-
ample of what can be accomplish-
ed when farmers hand together
and the results will be one long
step toward control of the boll
weevil in the Rolling Plains.
other adult sponsors. They will
leave Tuesday morning, June T.
The traditional barbecue will of-
ficially open the program on the
evening of June 7 and will be £ot-
lowed by the first general as-
sembly in Kyle Field Stadium.
Winners will be determined on
June 8 in 30 different team de-
monstrations and judging events.
Each of the participants will be a
winner s'nee they have already
been awarded county and district
honors. The two high scoring
teams in district competition are
eligible to participate in the stator
Several of the state winners will
be eligible to participate in M*
tional contests later in the year.
Speaker of the Texas House of
Represen'atives, Ben Barnes, will
be the featured speaker at the
banquet which will honor contest
winners and donors on the eve-
ning of June 8.
Share-the-fun acts from among
the winners in the contest will
provide entertainment for the
evening program in Guion HaU.
In addition to the 1,400 4-H boys
arid girls, local adult leaders^
county agents and friends of 4-H
are expected to push the total
attendance for the event to well
over the 2.000 mark.
senting the district in Public
Speaking at A&M is Judy
SHAM THE PUN WINNCRS-Also winning at
Wichita Falli in District Competition and going
to State at A&M are laft to right, kneeling
■randa fell and Linda Kay Jcnet. Accompany-
ing them are the "Torondot", loft to right John
Jouett, Chris Pens, Jorry Lawrenco and Prod-
SIM IOR SAPtTV—Winning at
Man and joint to AMI to Safety
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Foil, Roger. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1966, newspaper, June 2, 1966; Aspermont, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth127900/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.