The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 7, 1959 Page: 1 of 10
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One of the problem which irk
this and other small Mm to
that of cxpnriailbM
«o 30 homes fast outside Cwsby-
ton city limits, homes which
look and act as if part o< the
These twilight-fringe residents
bask tn most city senrkss
water, fire department, police
protection. While they pay for
such commodities as water, they
are not taxed on homes for other
Sfffc all fairness, we must say
that several of these residents
are in the mood * get Inside the
town and accept full citizenship.
There just hasn't been much ef •
lort to get the thing started.
To get fun Iimiilinjhlp, out-
side home owners must petition
City council for admittance. In
turn, council must promise them
Water and sewer service "within
• reasonable length of time."
"It should he done, to do right
by all parties.
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Bob Krai forgot his wife's
birthday once, before be and she
Were married, Forgetting a wo-
man's birthday is a very educs-
tional exeperionce for a man.
His wtts were up to the chal-
lenge, however. Remembering it
a week later, be hastily explsin-
sd, "I got mixed up. I thought
you were going to be 14 on the
21st instead of 21 on the 14th.
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In a newly published book,
"Alexander Dumas' Adventures
in Spain", the French romantic
novelist's letters from a 19th
century excursion are sifted for
incident and anecdote.
Dumas, during this excursion,
had the opportunity to demon-,
strate his chivalry to an old
Spanish marquise when a tena-
cious bulldog clamped the deli-
cate behind of her Pekingese
The peidngese howled but the
bulldog stocially maintained its
grasp. While the old lady cried,
the rubes along Saint Anne
"Do you know, madam, the
only way to force a bulldog to
release its hold?" asked the
chevalrous Dumas, bowing.
"Nothing simpler! One must bite
With this, the fearless gallant
wrapped his handkerchief a-
round the bulldog's tall and
chomped down. The suffering
peek came loose immediately.
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Ciofby CintiOy-f Cnd^B««nwi IiukihiHott^E®UbU#W January 7.1909
own. TEXAS. THURSDAY. MAT 7th. 1MI
Brazilian MlTTlftliTY Tfffiliffft tO
Speak Sunday aft Fhst Baptist
NET. GBATSON TUtNlBON
by Local Band
Annual spring band concert
will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow,
Friday. In CHS gym. Grade
school, Junior high and high
school bands will all participate
under direction of Jesse Lancet.
Proceeds of the affair are used
to pay contest fees, add music
to band library and purchase
letter Jacket awards. Admission
will be 25 cents for students and
50 cents for adults.
Immediately following the
concert, a meeting of Band
Boosters will be held.
"Youngsters in the community
find it very amusing that Mc-
Adoo had a. jailhouse and deputy
sheriff in the early days," says
Mrs. Gladys Allen of the recent
feature on McAdoo.
"Most of the TV fans are com!
cally mentioning the fact Sheriff
Dillon used to be sheriff at Mc-
Adoo," she says. "The late F. E.
Dillon, father of Mrs. C. A Al-
len, was deputy here for several
A ^ jg
"You wouldn't, think we would
have a sandstorm the day after
it rained," says Balph Hauger,
Ralph comes from San Antonio
and hasnt been out here long.
If he had, he'd know that It takes
a pretty good tain to keep the
sand from blowing the same
* * *
There's the story about the
nameless Crosbyton couple who
were going to Lubbock for an
entertainment event recently.
With them was a Ralls couple.
They were all the way to Ida
lou when they discovered they
had left their expensive, front-
row tickets in Ralls. Rushing
back, they again started only 10
minutes before curtain time.
Taking the farm road * in, to
miss heavy Highway 82 traffic,
they had ptufced the speedometer
up to 100 when they passed cops
giving another motorist a ticket
Through the rear view mirror,
they could see the lawmen run
to get In their ear. They raced
on, switched off the lights at a
junction and turned toward Lo
renzo. the oops rushed AS to
Continuing back to 82, they
fought traffic on Into
Just before parking at their
tlnation. Lubbock officers
in Regional Meet
at Plain view
Crosbyton Chieftain band rat-
ed "superior" in one department
but only "good" in a second in
Judglngs at regional band con-
test held Friday in Plain view.
In sight reading. Director Jesse
Lancet's musicians had top flight
position. The band had already
won superior rating last fall in
marching. Only a bad showing
in concert during which "things
happened which haven't happen-
ed in practice," marred their re-
Student conductors John Tay-
lor and Kay Maples both were
rated "excellent" by Judgos. In
no department did Croshyton fall
below a middle rating.
Bands are classified in five
categories: 1. superior, 2. excel-
lent, 3. good, 4. fair, 5. poor.
Rev. Grayson C. Tennison,
missionary to north Brazil, will
preach at both services in First
Baptist Church here Sunday.
No stranger to Crosbyton resi-
dents. Hev. Tennison grew up
here while his father was pastor
of local First Baptist Church.
This is a part of Baptist Gold-
en Anniversary celebration.
Since the Brazilian missionary
could not attend homecoming tn
August, he has been Invited now
before his return to mission field
Rev. Tennison is executive se
cretary-treasurer of Baptist con-
vention In Brazilian state of Per-
nambuco. He spends most of
his time visiting the 120 church-
es related to the corivention and
estimates he traveled 27,500
miles during a recent year.
Evening service will be a Joint
one with Baptist Mexican Mis-
sion. First five persons reached
through local mission will be
baptized into church hira. <3J>e
Mission is reported growing with
47 in Sunday School last week.
A native of Plainview. Rev.
Tennison received the bachelor
of arts degree from Howard
Payne College, Brown wood, and
the bachelor of divinity degree
from Southwestern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, Fort Worth.
He was also awarded the honor-
ary doctor of divinity degree by
Howard Payne College.
He Is married to the "former
Betty Jean Waters, native of Ft.
Worth. They have three children.
Grayson Eugene, Laura Jane
and James Edward. They are
now in the States on furlough.
"They Went Thatsway" will
class at S pm. tumotrow, Friday.
This thrse act wsstarn t mil lb
will be 9 downed hi Mr Iden
Cast # as follows: Charlotte,
Barbara Boucher; LO. Mary Nell
Edinburgh; Fmddlr, Devid Mc
Dr. Charles W. Jennings plans
to open his dentist office here
May 20, he said in a statement
to The Review. This Is two
months later than originally
planned because he was In a
17 will be up and going good
soon," says Jennings. "My Injur-
ies are healing rapidly and, be-
lieve me, I am very thankful. I
was able to attend church ser
vices Sunday for the first time
since the accident"
"I walked about 100 yards
(Sunday)—no crutches but of
course a brace on my leg." con-
tinued the accident victim. "Ne-
ver before have I realised walk-
ing Is such a wonderful thing.
It is the God-given way of get-
ting around and much safer!"
Talking of his projected May
20 opening, Jennings said,
"hero's hoping that another truck
will not croes the highway in
front of me without regard to
the stop sign."
Dr. Jennings came to
ton to put final touches on
office two days before his plan-
ned March 20 opening. Driving
back home after working moot of
the night, he collided with a
gravel track at 4 pm. In Lub-
bock. He suffered a fractured
leg, bruises and lacerations.
Harry Van Horn, Cms-
Is among U Texas Tech
for Tme^ Mhn by Coach
■ay Kheilto this ynar. Tan Hon
le ssoond among the top point
this season with 9L \
Mrs. McNeill to
Mrs. J. C. McNeill will present
her junior high and high school
piano students in a piano recital
Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. in the
grade school Suditorlum.
The following students will
play: Tim Holder. Linda Moores.
Sue Griffin, Carolyn Starch, Ben-
ita Farris, Linda Kendrick, Judy
Allen, Nancy Smith, Sandra Griz-
zle, Karen Watson, Patsy Bragg.
Carolyn Shlpman, Carolyn Grif-
fin, Gayle Hardy, Sandra Ken
drick, Susan Hawkes, Julia Ma-
rie Floumoy, Clay Hash, Fran-
cene Thomas, Joyce Morris. Nel-
da Blagg. Ann McNeill. Ann
Godfrey, Elaine Grizzle and Kay
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Lioto Club Broom Sale
Crosbyton Liens Club will
stage its annual broom sale on
Wednesday. May 13, Garnet
Brooms, mops, dust cloths,
ironing broad covees and pads,
land many other items which are
offered are made by blind peo
pie at Lighthouse lor the Blind
in Fort Worth.
The Lions Club makes a small
profit from this sale, and the
money is used for local projects.
Chieftain Snack Bar
Grand Opening If Set
by Manager Dobson
Chieftain Snack Bar, next door
to Chieftain Theatre, has been
reopened by Mr. and Mrs. Bryant
Dobeon, managers. A Grand op-
ening is scheduled Saturday.
Hours for the shop will be
from t*J0 pm. until 2 un. on
weekdays and 10 a.m. until 2 p.
m. Saturdays and Sundays. Fix-
tures include a juke box with
Damage Heavy in
Fire At Otwell
Smoke billowed from roof of
the Otho (Slim) Otwell home
in 'south Crosbyton at i a.m.
Monday. Firemen rushed to the
scene and extinguished the
blaze which was roofed in south-
east corner of house.
Damages exceeded $700 to
home and furnishings with wa-
ter doing more harm than the
fire itself. Smoke, billowing up
walls of the two story structure
from the bathroom, made fire
seem more general than it was.
No one was at home when It
began. Children were at school
while Mr. and Mrs. Otwell were
"They knocked one leg off my
easy chair, getting It out.'' grim-
ace* Kails Marshall Otwell. "but
I guess we got "nut "pretty lucky
on Farm Wage
Three telegrams concerning
the proposed extension of mini-
mum wage law to farm workers
were dispatched lo Washington,
Wednesday, by Bill Thames,
Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce
The message was sent to Sen
stor Lyndon Johnson, Senator
Ralph Yarborough and Congress
man George Mahon. Crosbyton
Chamber of Commerce directors
agreed on its contents In a meet-
ing Tuesday night.
The trio of telegrams read:
"The farming areas cannot
compete with Industrial wage*
It Is Imperative that the proposed
minimum wage for farm labor
be defeated. Would appreciat •
your support In this matter'.
Board of Directors, Crosbyton
Chamber of Commerce."
Musk Week Set Foi Tonight
Highlight of Crosbyton Har-
mony Club's observance of Na-
tional Music Week will he an
International Music Festival to-
night. Thursday, at Pioneer Me-
morial Auditorium, starting at
The program, featuring the
Choir of Wayland College. Plain-
view, is open to the public with
a charge of fl.00 for adults and
50 cents for school chllden be-
ing made. Proceeds will go lo
the club's music scholarship to
assist some Crosbyton student hi
music while in college
Complete program for the af-
fair tonight includes:
Junior High School Chorus,
singing Shanty Boys; O Dear.
What Can the Matter J|e; Heav'n,
Heav'n (spiritual), and Battle
Hymn of The Republic.
Ballet: "Dance of the Sugar
Plum Fairy," Vlckl Campbell.
Melody Misses, singing "Thine
Alone" by Herbert.
Brahms' Rhapsodle No. 2.
played hy Kay Curry.
Sixth Grade Choir singing.
Alleluia, old German Air; How
Lovely Are the Messengers, by
Mendelsson; Sunrise, by Liszt,
and Children's Prayer, Humper
Mexican Hat Dance: Molly
and Jimmy Mann.
Ensemble from Wayland Col-
lege International Choir, singing
music from countries of Russia
Korea, Mexico, Hawaii. Brazil,
and America. They will wear
authentic costumes of these
Let Music Sound, Proclaims Mayor
" Whereas, the National Federation of Music Clubs has des-
ignated the week of May 3-9 as National Music Week.
And whereas, the Crosbyton tlarmony Clubs are joining In
the observance of this week by the presentation of an Interna-
tional Music Festival on May 7,
And whereas, all organized groups schools and churches
in Crosbyton are Including special music as a part of their pro-
gram for the week,
I, L, H. Finch, Mayor of Crosbyton, do hereby proclaim the
week. May 3-9 to be Music Wees In Crosbyton and ask that all
residents participate In the observance of the week.
Signed: L. H. Finch
Mayor, City of Crosbyton
Trio of Speakers Blast Labor at
Farm Bar ean Bally Held in Balls
Throe Form Bureau speekefe
blazed away-at organised tabor
and, tn passing, potshotted the
rival Farmers Union before -a
slim crowd In Ralls High School
Hub King, Brownfield farmer
Getting High Priee
The grandfather! y boot
logger wae getting an In
dated price for his hooch. He
was nabbed in Sails early
*\Saturday night by Sheriff
Alvie Batheal, Deputies U T
Starkey and Walter Crout
Before the raid, Jim W
Green mistakenly sold a pint
to an officer. His price was
15.50, a half dollar over the
hormal Crosby Mack market
Green. 7* had nine pints
Of 100 prarf l&nm Walker
when. thf ltldlat W
$mM grppn 20
days In jail to think it over
valedictorian this year
with 90.11 average. Selutatorla n
Is Lyndell Dennis with 89 72 In
four years of high school
Baccalaureate services for this
year's 10 graduating seniors will
be tn high school suditorlum at
8 p.m. Sunday. H. L Dennis will
deliver the message.
Commencement will be at 8
p.m. Thursday, May 14. Rev Hen-
ry Salley will deliver the ad-
dress. Grade school graduation
will be at 8 p.m. May 15.
Senior dam, accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Lemley,
will leave soon after Thursday
exercises for annual senior trip.
They will go Jo Pensecoia, Fla.
Members of McAdOo clam are
Leonora Harvey. Mary Nell Hick
man, Lyndell ' Dennis, Barbara
Boucher, John Mark Edinburgh.
Don Teague, David McDonald.
Wilma Harris, Leroy Scott snd
. . . ■ K 'pVfflri
End Dry Spell
in Bio Weekend
Crosbyton sneak thieves wer«*
up to their old tricks over the
weekend. Burglarised Friday
were two service stations. R. L.
Caskey Magnolia and Jordon's
When a cash box was absent-
mindedly left on .the desk at
Caskey's, burglars took between
SS0 and S60 out of it Friday
nighfv—One unlocked window
was possible method of entrance
Thief prized open front door of
Jordon's station, operated by
Mr. and Mrs. Farris Jordon. Bur
glar took $27 In Coke machine
money hidden In an envelope,
behind the cash drawer.
These break-ins make three
service stations burgle
Burton's Gulf Station the pre-
vious Friday ahd purloined two
boxes of candy bars.
Opening of Crosbyton swim
ming pool Is tentatively set for
May 28. according to Norton Bar
rett, city secretary. Officials flat
l.y state it-will he open within a
wet'k after school is out.
Roger Carter and Burt Grimes
will be co-managers of the pool
again. Before opening. th y must
clean up damage done >y van
dais during winter months.
Diverse Items Asked
For Pioneer Building
From Local Resident*
Pioneer Memorial Building of
ficlalsjtr^^B^ln dUywill do-
party room, museun*jwd else-
Mrs. John Harvey lists the fol-
lowing Items among those need
AMOtfNT OF FAIL
Long awaited rains fell over
the Crosbyton area Monday,
bringing planting moisture to
most farmers but leaving d few
stltl short enough molstufe to In-
sure getting up crops.
Most irrigated farmers had
already planted much of their
crops, and most of the*
plant over again. Most
elated the moisture, however, as
it insures getting the crepe'well
Rainfall varied from a Whop-
ping five to six inchee north-
west of town to |ust a little
half an inch in two smalt
Clyde Hayley reported the big-
gest rain, over five inchee, While
Biliie Cornelius on the
Plains and , a smell atea
of the city reported the least
Crosbyton the fall was gauged
st 1.17 Inches.
Southwest yf town, in the
ties and over most of the Base
Plains the fall averaged from
1 50 to as high aa 4:00, Inchee a-
Some hail damage was report-
ed, but this wilt not amount tn
a great deal, observers believe.
Wind damage to small out-
buildings was also reported dur-
ing the final shower Monday
Phone service was disrupted In
Crosbyton due to a leaky eahfc&
F.. I. Jenkins, district manager,
xald. About 12R phones were out
of order In Cnmjjyton. Ratio, Lo-
renzo and MrAdoo Uso reported
phone troubles following the
ed: punch set, Including bowl
and cups, silver service, end ta-
bles,' lamp, dress forms, flower
vases, and planters.
Miss Betty Flerlejs of Schnec-
tady, New York, was the house-
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hous
er and Dr. Wayne Houser over
Know Your Councikmen
10 OCT PBOHl
Virgil Chron, formerly of Cros-
byton but new ptistor of Cone
Baptist Chauh, Is among degree
Tf "'ft* graduating at Way-
land tapttof College's Golden
Anniversary commencement cer-
emonies st Plainview, May 25.
wh<L Is a state Bureau directo,,
pointed to the growing power of
labor In electing 25 of 22 sena
tors and 17 of 23 governors dur
Ing last election.
"The ears of congress and sen
a tors are more attentive to labor
than ever before," said .King,
"because on that front they see
their future In politics."
"The little Isbor union ' man
has lost control of his organiza-
tion to the same extent that we
hsve lost control of our federal
government," said John Ken-
dricks. Brownfield bank vice-
The object of ali speakers was
to point out dangers of unioniz-
ing and allowing union control
of farm workers.
"The proposed changes of farm
labor came in a meeting of the
National Advisory Committed" of
Farm Labor held in Waahlngton
in February," Kendiicks con tin
"During this meeting a spokes-
man for the farmers Union said
his orgsnization favors minimum
wage legislation, unionization
and collective bargaining for
farm workers," stated the bank-
"These people seek to organ
ize farm labor and through poll-
ticsl pressure legislate higher
pay for farm workers through
the minimum wage and hour
law to be extended to agrlcul
tural workers along with unem-
ployment benefits," explained
"Labor hss been s problem for
s long time, but the problem
hss become more serious all the
time," said Bill Milam, Mule-
"Organized labor Is putting
mora pressure on Secretary Mit-
chell to organise farm labor, and
they am actually after a mini-
mum wage and hour law," Mil-
am pointed out
Children To Be
Roundup of pce-ai
dren will be held <t(ir the grade
school auditorium at 9*^0 a.m..
May 15, announces Principal L.
E. Treat .
"The council needs coopera-
tion and understanding from
citizens^' says Guy Thompson on
his new office as city council
"Somebody standing on the
"It is very important that we
get as many of the beginners re-
gistered m poealble," says Treat
"becauae H will be a great help
to us Ih out planning tor next
year." : ~ ■ ■
Those attending will be divid-
ed Into four groups. While two
groups are registering, the other
two will tour the new primary
building, then the procedure
will be reversed.
Birth certificates, small pox
snd polio shots will be required
et beginning of school next fall.
Parents ere asked to bring certi-
ftestes and notes from the doctor
about shots if they have them so
they can be recorded.
"Beglnnere and their peronts
are Invited to eat In the school
lunchroom If they desire," says
Treat. "Lunches are 35 and 43
Pony Team Also
Little leaguers began warming
up in practice sessions this wee'i
preparatory to summer play.
First day for practice, allowed by
rules, waa Monday.
Parents, coaches and members
of the circuit met In Chamber of
Commerce office here Friday
night Originally scheduled else-
where, the meeting had a slight
sidelines might have
understanding what the city
does occasionally," Thompson j
explains, "but If they were at tne j
meeting and had all the lnfom*a-1
tion, they'd see that the actions
are for betterment^of the com-
"I'm neutral on thla highway
situation," says the cleening
shop owner. "Whatever la best for
the town, I'm for."
Asked about town problems,
he notes, "Crosbyton Is hsving a
few growing pains right now.
Quicker we get a number of lots
and titles In good shape, the bet-
ter. There probably could be
quite a bit of building going on."
LIFE IN BRIEF; Born Dee 13,
1921, Grant. Okie., son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Thompson. Graduated
from O'Donnell high. Married
Margaret Johnson, May 12, 1ML
In O'Donnell. Served tn Pacific
theatre In Navy 1942-45. Came to
Crosbyton to men
Cleaners, lfH three
Linda Guy. IS; Donna, 12;
cy. 7. Hobbieo: flehing and hunt-
difficulty^ rttix-up on where to convene.
Insurance Is now In force on
playing youngsters. There are
three practice fields ^ behind
Crosbyton schools for workouts.
Rules and other Items about
the league were discussed at the
Friday meeting. Cloverlake com-
pany furnished Ice cream for
League officials are now nt
process of contacting Poet, Spur,
McAdoo and other nearby com-
munities to work out schedulo
for Pony League. A team In thla
age group has been recruited
Trackmen In State
Meet This Weekend
Five CHS athletes am to com-
pete In state track meet at Aus-
tin thla weekend— Duane Win-
ter, David Edwards, Charles
Moore. Garrett Boyd end Ken
Woldee wttl be trying fee a ti-
-ta •vtrs'-sa S3
In alio relay.
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