The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 25, 1957 Page: 1 of 8
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Good Bails Cowi Portion of Count;
Tech Exes Will
at Lorenzo School
Dr. J. William Davis, head of
Texas Tech's government depart-
ment. will be the principal
speaker at a Texas Tech Day
banquet in the Lorenzo school
cafeteria at 7:30 p m. Saturday.
The annual get-together is
sponsored by the Crosby COunty
Texas Tech Alumni chapter and
held on the same date as similar
affairs sponsored by other alum-
ni groups over the nation.
Dr. Davis is probably most
widely known as chairman of
Tech's Athletic Council and Tech
representative to the Southwest
Athletic conference. He holds a
Doctor of Philosophy degree from
the University of Texas.
Officers of the county alumni
are: Mrs. Stella Bowman, presi-
dent; R. H. Farris. Crosbyton.
and tiene McLaughlin, Ralls,
vice-presidents; Joe W. Brown,
Lorenzo, secretary, and Ernest
Brown, Ralls, reporter.
Robert Work will have charge
of ticket sales in Crosbyton.
James Thomas Cobb. Midland,
ran intor -difftewlties in Jfnv-
by County last Wednesday. Ar-
rested in Midland for Crosby
County officials, he pled guilty
to check law plolation and was
fined $109.06 plus restitution on
four checks given in Crosbyton
in the amount of $52.84. He was
also given a jail term of 90 days.
Cobb' had already been convict-
ed in Crosby County before on
a check law violation.
A felony charge was also lodg-
ed against Cobb forrape.' Bond
was set at 93400. returnable at
the next session of the Crosby
County grand Jury.
Thomas Earl Tow pled guilty
to driving while intoxicated and
was fined $133.06 and given the
mandatory 3-day jail sentence.
Other arrests during the week
Included two for drunkenness
and one for disturbance.
Crosby County's drouth was
more than dented Saturday —it
was bent—but residents are
very cautious in stating that it
has been broken. But farmers
and businessmen alike are jubi-
lant over the one to four inches
of rain that fell over the terri-
tory over the week-end.
The enjjre area south of Cros-
byton, however, benefitted little
from the moisture. The moisture
tapered off from the 1.77 inches
received in Crosbyton to only a
third of "an inch in parts of the
Kalgary area. The East Plains
reported from 1.25 up to more
than two inches in places.
Heaviest rain was northwest of
the city, where up to four inch:
es fell in a narrow strip. The av-
erage north of the city was bet-
ter than two inches.
Some dryland farmers have e-
nough moisture to plant feed
and grain sorghums while oth-
ers must wait for more to fall.
Wheat was damaged by hail
that accompanied the rains Sat-
urday morning, but it is hard as
yet to estimate just how bad the
damage was. The hail was heavy
but lasted only a short time.
Crosby County escaped the tor-
nadoes that played tag over
the South Plains during the
week-end stormy period.
E.D. Morgan to
Mr. E. D. Morgan will preach
Sunday morning in the First
Baptist church. Mr. Morgan is
manager of the Plains Baptist
Encampment located south of
Floydada and is a member Of
the First Baptist Church of Floy-
Sunday evening, District At-
torney John Stapleton will sup-
ply the pulpit. Mr. Stapleton is
an outstanding layspeaker and
a member of the First'Baptist
Church of Floydada.
The pastor, Rev. Wayland
Boyd, will be in Santa Fe, N.
Mex., in revival services begin-
ning this Sunday.
lor Brother At
Mrs. J. C. McNeill will present
her grade school piano pupOs in
recital Sunday, April 28, at -3:00
p. m. in the First Methodist
Church. The public is invited to
Pupils to take part in the re-
cital include: Ann Ivy. Susie Per-
kins, Gay Lemley, Karla Nlchol
son, Pamela Rhoades, Mary Lee
DePauw, Sharon Suther, Karen
Feazelle, Janie Hawkes, Sylvia
Curry, Susie Bell, Theresa.May,
Rodney Hoover, Suzette Galll-
more, Judy Brixey, Faye Boyd.
Carolyn Starch of Ralls, Sharon
DePauw, Benita Farris, Nancy
Smith, Francene Thomas of
Ralls, Linda Moores, Patsy
Bragg of Spur, Susan Hawkes.
Carolyn Shipman, Julia Marie
Flournoy and Gayle Hardy of
Crosby County's Oldest BustneM Institution - Established January % 1909
crosbyton. crosby county. texas. thursday. april 25th, 1957
T. I. Taylor Elected New President
of Lions Club; Tabes Office Inly 1
for Sat., May 4
A County Democratic Conven-
tion, to which any Democrat in
the county who is interested, 'is
invited, will be held in the Dis-
trict Court room Saturday, May
4, Donald Wooten, county chair-
man. announced Wednesday. No
precinct conventions are being
held, so the county convention
will be open.
Main purpose of the conven
tion is,to elect five delegates to
a State Democratic Convention
to be held in Austin. The state
convention is being held during
an off-election year for the pur-
pose of formulating and clarify-
ing the policies of the Texas
Democratic Party, Mr. Wooten
Aivin (Si) Swindall was elect-
ed president of the Crosbytop
Junior Chamber of Commerce at
the regular luncheon of that
group Tuesday.-He will take the
place of Charles Hudman. who
has served as the Jaycee presi-
dent for the past year.
Other officers elected include:
W. F. Wheeler, vice-president;
Terry Edwards, secretary; Comp-
ton Cornelius, treasurer, and
Jimmy Karr, state director.
Date for-the installation ban-
quet of -the club will be decided
T. J. Taylor was elected presi-
dent of the Crosbyton Lions Club
for 1957-58, at the recent elec-
tion of officers by the club. He
will assume his new duties on
July 1, taking the place of Rev.
Wayland Boyd, who is seirytng as
president this year.
Other officers chosen include:
Tillman Reeves, first vice-presi-
dent; Guy Thompson, second
vice-president; Norton Barrett,
thjrd vice-president; Olen Llt-
tlefield, secretary; Sam Hawkes,
Lion Tamer; *Joe Lowrie, Tail
Twister; D. A. Edwards and Les-
lie Treat, directors.
Installation service for new of-
ficers of the club is usually held
in June, but the date of this af-
fair has not yet been set.
Mr. Littiefield announced that
a check for $100 had been receiv-
ed from the Crosbyton Coop Gin
for the club's child welfare fund.
Dr. J. Edmund Kirby of Lub-
bock. who -is conducting a revj*
val this week at the Crosbyton
Methodist Church, spoke on
"How Not To Live Your Life".
He pointed out that most people
are not satisfied with what they
had made; of their lives but, be-
ing creatures of habit, they find
it hard to break away from the
things that are objectionable.
Dr. Kirby pointed out three
ways in which a person should
not live their lives: ■ '
1. 'To live for things instead
of God. It is easy to live foi
things," he said. "But the good
things of life are alt a gift of
God. Don't live for things alone
because things let you down."
2. "You miss out if you live for
self instead of others. It is a law
of life that if you want happi-
ness you must invest in some-
thing bigger than you are."
3. "Live not for time but for
eternity. If we want our lives to
count, we must not live just for
.today - but formal! time."
BUFFET SUPPER AT 5:00 P.M. TO OPEN SECOND
COMMUNITY CLINIC IN CB0SBYT0N TUESDAY
TOP JUDGING TEAM—This team from the Crosbyton 4-H Club
took top honors in Dairy Cattle fudging at the recent dairy show
in Plain view. The team was high in Judging Milking Shorthorns,
second in Judging Brown Swiss and Jerseys, and first for the en-
tire judging contest. The team will go to the stat* contests dur-
ing the 4-H Round-Up at College Station ixHunti Left to right,
the members are Wayne Fowler. Frank Moore. Lee Suther. county
agent and coach. Norman Brints and Dwayne Cornelius.
Leaders of Three Towns
Post, Spur and Crosbyton will
go along with the Increased cost
of the proposed White River Re
servoir, even though the new
estimate was disheartening, re-
presentatives of the three towns
reported at a meeting held last
Thursday night In Ralls.
Mayor Bill Smith of Ralls,
however, reported that his City
Commission had received the in-
formation that the dam and re-
servoir would cost $3'/4 million
— Mrs. J. R. Roberiabn lias re-
turned from the funeral of her
brother, D. E. Box of Grapevine,
who died Friday in a Dallas hos-
pital following a heart attack.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day at 10 am. at the First Bap-
tist Church in Grapevine, with
burial at Hillcrest Memorial
Parte In Dallas.
Mr. Box was 65 and a native
of Cumby. Hopkins County, mov-
ing to Grapevine in 1919 to be-
come cashier of the newly organ-
ized First National Bank. In 1924
he became president, a position
he held for 33 years, until retir
ing last February when he be-
came chairman of the board. His
son, Joe Box, was elected presi-
He held office with the Texas
Bankers Association. serving as
treasurer and chairman of the
Seventh District. He was a Ma-
son and active . in church and
Survivors include his wife,
two daughters, three sons, one
brother, three sisters, and six
Crosby ton's Cub Scouts, Fack
33.* and their putnti
Monday night, April 29, at 7:90
o'clock in the school lunchroom.
Skits tram "Swiss Family Robin-
son" will be- ptaaa mod.
-All parents of Cubs
tunsU to bo present W the
s n ^tlf
tht*," Caiy Lodal,
NFLA To Hold
Meeting of the Crosbyton Na-
tional Farm Loan Association is
to be held April 27 at the School
lunchroom. The meeting is to be-
gin at 2:30 p,m.
This meeting is for-the pur-
pose of electing one director for
a three year term, and also to
discuss the recent suggestion of
consolidation or grouping with
the Lubbock office. This Is a ve-
ry important meeting and al!
stockholders are urged to attend.
Visitors are welcome.
Coffee, Cokes and doughnuts
Mrs. Leon Fowler
Dies in Nebraska
Funeral services for Mrs. Ma-
ria Oliva Fowler, 78, were held
at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at
the Congregational Church in
Arcadia, Nebr. Rev. J. Chris Ny-
rop officiated. Burial was at the
Sunny Slope Cemetery near Loup
Mrs. Fowler, a long-time resi-
dent of that area, died at her
home early Wednesday morn-
ing following a long Illness.
She Is survived by her hus-
band, Leon Fowler, and a host
cf relatives and friends.
Mr. andMrs. Loyd E. Fowler
and Mis. T. D. Julian of Lubbock
were the step-children attending
tut iiuifAi pom tuts
Th# Fuwlm * return
Tuesday. Mrs. Julian
lor a ~
Leaders to Attend
A group of Crosby County
Farm Bureau leaders plan to at-
tend a special four-state cotton
meeting this week in Dallas.
This meeting is a result of a re-
solution adopted at the last Am-
erican Farm Bureau Convention.
It Is called for—the purpose—of
holding a frank discussion on
the current cotton situation and
of the various programs which
might be offered producers as
an alternative > to the present
program. ~ —
Commenting on the present
cotton referendum. Dennis Tay-
lor, president of Crosby County
Farm Bureau, stated that cotton
producers do not now have a
choice. What they have is a
"loaded" choice which insures a
two-thirds majority for market-
If producers vote for quotas,
they get price support at 75 to
90 percent of parity. If they vote
against quotas, they get price
support at 50 percent of parity.
While there is some uncertainty
with regard to the status of
what acreage allotments would
be if quotas were defeated, the
Secretary of Agriculture has the
authority to feet conditions of
eligibility including acreage llm
itatipns for the reduced level of
Producers now have very lit
tie to say about the amount of
the national marketing quota or
the level of price support These
matters either sre spelled out In
the law or are determined by
the Secretary of Agriculture un-
der a formula set up by law.
Government cotton programs,
unless changed, will largely de-
cide whether domestic and for-
eign-outlets for U. 8. cotton will
shrink to 10 million bales or llm
or expand la the direction of a
IS- to It willltn bale total In
dollars with disfavor, and that
the citizens of Ralls in general
would receive the information
with even more disfavor.
The meeting of the directors
of the White River Water District
was the first since Freese A
Nichols, the district's engineers,
had made their first comprehen-
sive engineering survey of the
project. During the three week*
since the report was received,
the directors have been Inter-
viewing as many of their home
residents as possible to find the
reaction to the increased esti-
mate. The figure Is up about
$1 million from the original es-
Crosbyton, Spur and Post, with
more immediate water problems
than Ralls, apparently are will-
ing to shoulder additional cost,
the directors found. Ralls, with
a water supply visible for at
least a number of years, has ta-
ken a more cautious attitude on
"The fact remains that we
actually won't know the attitude
Cancer Crusade Will Be Held in
Crosbyton Monday 6:00 to (40 P. M.
of any of the—towns until—the
Monday, April 29, will be Can-
cer Crusade day in Crosbyton and
The American Cancer Society's
^Crusade will open here with a
double-barrelled plea to "Fight
Cancer with a Checkup and a
Check." The drive, a combined
fund-raising and educational
campaign, has a goal of $1765
for Crosby county. The national
goal is $30,000,000.
"The whole drive will be gear-
ed to the dual purpose of getting
people to see their doctors for a
physical checkup and to give
money to aid the fight to control
and eventually conquer cancer,
man's - cruellest enemy," an-
nounced Mrs. Truitt Mann and
44€ro-TrW~Stockton 'Jr., co-chair?
men of the Cruladi.
"The local medical society has
assured us that it will cooperate
with the ACS campaign. Dr. M.
R Snodgrass, who is serving as
medical advisor for this district,
urged that citizens see theif doc-
tor once a year for a checkup
since early detection of that di-
sease has led to countless per-
sons being cured-of it."
In addition to a checkup, citi
zens can also fight cancer with
a check. Funds for research are
needed to develop methods of
diagnosis and treatment that
can save many more lives. In
addition to funds spent for re-
search. almost 17 cents out of
every dollar collected is spent
for professional education.
Area chairmen working on the
drive include Mrs. Ralph Fowler.
Mrs. W. O. Matthews. Mrs. Glen-
ford Fowler, Mrs. Lon Atchison.
Mrs. Brice Allen, Mrs. Millard
Watson. Mrs. J. W. Wood, Mrs.
W. P. Lamar, Mrs. Avis Howell.
Mrs. C. D. Cash, Mrs. Tom Con-
dron. Mrs. Bob Perkins. Mrs. Ter-
ry Edwards, Mrs. Cotton Leather-
wood. Mrs. E. O. Boyd, Mrs. Roy
long blast of siren
to designate that
Tornado is sighted
vote is held," Bob Work, Crosby-
ton, secretary of the district,
pointed out this week. "It is pos-
sible that Ralls' citizens will go
along with us on the project."
"The vote is -scheduled for late
June or July under the present
plans, he said.
Although unofficial, one mem-
ber of the firm of Freese A Nich-
ols said this week that the- pro-
ject could be revamped to care
for the needs of three instead of
four towns and still be a feasi-
ble project, considerably cheaper
than the offer last year of the
Canadian River Authority.
Mayor Reese McNeill of Spur
and Mayor James Minor of Post
both brought out at the meeting
the cost trends of water in West
Texas. It was pointed out that
what might be considered high
cost water today would, within a
relatively short time, conceiva-
bly be low-cost water. They also
poihted out that economic trends
Indicated the same trend on con-
struction costs and bond Indebt-
edness. Mayor Minor was very
emphatic in his emphasis on the
continuous decreasing supply
of underground water.
M. A. McLaughlin, Ralls, .the
chairman of the land purchase
committee, reported that the
oommittoe had obtained a sign-
ed option on the Sanderson pro-
perty (known as the Everett
Ranch) and was ready to pro-
ceed with options on the remain*
dor of the lake site.
Winkler, Mrs. Willard Richard-
son. Mrs. W. H. Fewell Judge Ce-
cil Berry, Mrs. Stockton and Mrs.
Mann. Mrs. C. H. Lodal is county
chairman of the drive.
The house-to-house crusade
will be held inCrosbyton froitt
six until eight p. m. Monday
Workers urged that any person
missed during'the drive contact
them to receive the educational
pamphlets listing cancer's seven
Cipsbyton residents are
reminded that the city's tor-
nado warning system will be
in practice all during the
turbulent weather period for
the nexr few weeks.
A long blast so long that
it cannot be mistaken for a
practice session, will be used
to designate that a tornado
has been sighted in the area
and that there is some dan-
ger of Crosbyton being in its
'"person* sighting atomkdo1
funnel, either on the ground
or in the air. are asked to
call 3421 immediately and
report the funnel. Coopera-
tion of persons living in the
rural areas is particularly
urged for this service to the
C. H. Lodal. mayor, points
out however, that this num-
ber is not to be used under
any circumstances to ask for
information. The line must
be left open at all times to
report fires or tornadoes and
not to answer questions
In event of disaster, the
fire department will act as
the emergency Civil Defense
unit for the area.
Starting with a buffet supper
at 5 p. m. and ending .with a
summary of the findings of each
group about 10:30 p. m., Crosby-
ton will conduct its second Com-
munity Clinic next Tuesday, A-
Almost 300 people of the Cros-
byton area and some 60 leaders
from over West Texas will gath-
er together during this period to
thrash out the problems th*t
face Crosbyton and devise ways
of meeting them. Needed civic
improvements, services which
the community should offer to
its residents, possibilities of in-
dustrial developments, and pro-
gress that can be made in farm-
ing and ranching will be dis-
From this clinic will come 1-
deas and plans that will keep
not only the Crosbyton Chamber
of Commerce but other civic or-
ganizations busy for the next
several years. The clinic held
here three years ago has proven
to be the greatest impetus for
progress of any method ever at-
Guy Thompson, chamber of
commerce president, answered
several questions being asked by
citizens this week. TTie buffet
supper is free, being provided by
the chamber of commerce, as
well as all materials that will
Citizens have been invited to
participate not because of their
knowledge on any subject but
in order that they may secure
this knowledge from the many
well-known experts and leaders
who will be present After ,j|
thorough discussion of every
subject, these citizens will then
decide whether the project is
fessible for Crosbyton and sug-
gest ways that it might be ac-
Every person Invited to serve
in one of the groups was Invited
because of his or her interest hi
community progress, he said,
and for this reason he urges ev-
ery person invited to attend if
Rules Given for
L. E. Treat, grade school prin-
cipal, is reminding parents of
pre-school children who will en-
ter school for the first lime this
fall, that the Crosbyton School
Board has set up policies regard-
ing their enrollment.
Before registration, parents
must have the child's birth cer-
tificate, and doctor's certificates,
showing that the child has had
both smallpox and polio serums.
Mr. Treat Is calling these reg-
ulations to mind in order that
parents will have sufficient time
to get their children ready for
registration In September.
The Lions Clubs,annual meet
ipg with the Mt. Blanco Com-
munity Club last Thursday had
strong opposition from the wea-
ther .again, as has happened for
the past three years. A heavy
wind followed by s light shower
about 7 o'clock held attendance
down at the affair.
A good program was supplied
by the Mt Blsnco community
and the Crosbyton Schools. There
wss plenty of food end fellow-
SJUMSOW CURLS TO HAVE
INSTALLATION APRIL 25
An open installation lor the
Crosbgrton Chapter, Order of the
Rainbow, will be held at the Ma-
sonic Hall at tiSO p. tn. Thorn
day, April 25. Hie public is ta-
lfext regular meetliflt if tttk vtted to attend,
hasbeen calls* at «sW
p. m. May IS in Post
Box Supper Will
Be Held to Aid
An old-time box supper will
be held Thursday night, May 2,
at the school gymnasium, begin-
ning at 8:00 o'clock. Purpose of
the affair is to raise money for
the purchase Of s piano to be
placed in the school lunchroom
for the Use of the public.
The Harmony Club has taken
the lead in the project, assisted
by all the civic clubs of the com-
munity. An unusually good price
has been secured on the piano
through the schools.
Everyone in the community is
urged to prepare a box and come
to the affair. C. O. (Dutch) La-
Rue will be the auctioneer.
Following the auction, a pro-
gram is being arranged which
will last 30 or 40 minutes.
The annual Spring Music Fes-
tivai ot the Crosbyton SchnqJ*
has been postponed due to a
conflict until Tuesday. May 14.
Jesse Lancet, director of school
bands, announced yesterday.
The festival will be held in
the school gymnasium at 8:00
p. m. with all instrumental and
vocal groups taking part.
SISTER or MR. JOHN
HARVEY BURIED AT
Funeral services for Mrs. J. A.
Adams, 81, ware held Saturday
at Azle In the Ash Creek Baptist
Church. She died Friday,' April
Mrs. Adams hsd lived at A-
zle about four years, moving
there from the Valley. She was
a sister of Mr. John Harvey of
Crosbyton and had visited here
a number of times in past years.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey attended
the services Saturday.
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Barney McDuff wove Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Els by of Oklahoma Ci-
ty,-Mr. and Mm. Willie Eldridge
and Mr. and lbs. John FOrmbar
of . McAdoo, Mr. and Mrs. Jade
of Euntt*, K.JItx* <0
and Mrs. Dick lieDuff. Mon-
day guests wens Judy atid Ben
of Labbock and Mrs.
Hickman —* son of Mc*
ANOTHER EFFORT TO BE
MADE TO HOLD CAMPOREE
BY MeADOO SCOUTS
The McAdoo Boy Scouts will
make another effort to hold ; i
Scout Camporee at the Preston
Weaks Canyon this week-end,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
April 26, 27 and 28.
Scouts of Comanche Trail dis-
trict are invited to attend, and
over 200 boys are expected.
The Camporee dates were set
originally for April 12, 13 and
14, but Inclement weather caus-
ed its postpoftement
Mrs. Kenneth "Halbert, Seth
and Harriet, of Crowe!!, snout
the week-end with her
Mr. and Mrs. Harry
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