The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1959 Page: 1 of 8
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FoeKF. damp weather kept
in the streets rather than
of p «* f<
days. However, cotton pulling is
In O—by County area, total is
now 21.189 bales while seven
gins in the Groebyton axes have
produced MXM5 bales, according
to information received from
*'■■'11 Noble, USDA reporter,
aad Lee Bother, county agent
Oct. a Mov. 4
BUI Smith 1106 1305
►Gin 1551 1609
Gin 380 4
Caproch Gin 1301 1387
Coyle Gin 198 2T7
Coop Gins, CVbyton 2183 3637
Coop Gins, McAdoo 2213 2361
Coop Gins, Lorenao 1984 3835
Coop Gin, Owens 800 1000
Gin. Balls 1541 1185
Gin 502 737
D. Smith Gin 1807 2188
Gin Co. 997 1288
Gin Co. .... 1213 1314
Killer Gin 623 704
Gin. Balls 770 884
Wake 813 367
Savage Gin 1488 1085
West Tncas, CrT>y*n 1805 211t
Texas, Klg*y 636 700
Texas, Balls 719 887
is More Games
McAdoo's powerful basketball
teams scrimmage Monterrey
high school. Lubbock, this after-
noon. Thursday. Next Tuesday,
Fabian (Doc) Lemley's charges
play a return match at Shallo-
Cvofby County* Old** Butm*** Itiskttutum - EtUbtifHoA Jfciuuury 7,1909
i7. Nonmn sol i se number fobtt-fivr
Both teams were triumphant
Friday night when the boys beat
Avocm 51-46 and McAdoo girls
triumphed 46 26. High pointers
were: boys- George Scott 17, Nor-
man Hardy 15; girls- Kay Burrow
21. Sandra Cypert 10.
McAdoo boys shattered Shallo-
water early in their Tuesday
night game with A team playing
only first quarter. Score was 73-
29 with George Scott ringing 20
points in first period, Qierry
El dredge 14.
Shallowster girls edged the lo-
cals 39-36 although Betty
Meier auosed 17 points while Gall
Hardy and Tommie Harris had
eight apiece. McAdoo defense
i led by Rita Van Meter, Joyce
Smithee Uncle, Aunt
Die in Car Wrack,
Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Smithee
were called to Pampsi last Wed-
nesday evening as a result of a?
accident which took the life of
both an uncle and aunt of Mr.
Sasithee. They were Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Smithee of Lefors, who
had visited In Crosbyton many
He was field superintendent
for McSpadden Oil Co.
Mrs. Smithee was killed in-
stantly, while Mr. Smithee lived
25 minutes but never regained
Attending the funeral in Am-
arilio Saturday morning Were
Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Smith, Mr.
and Mrs- Bobby Smithee, Mrs.
Warnell Baxter, Nancy and Judy
Smithee and Frank Knox Moore.
Spooks Use Wit
Hallowe'en pranksters appar-
ently showed remarkable sanity
on their traditional night of li-
cense Saturday. Little damage
was reported in Crosbyton.
An outdoor privy was spirited
away to sit near Williams Dairy
Mart on the Ralls highway. On
it was a sign which had also
been lightfingered away: "R. W.
Pyron, Air Conditioning".
Spooks apparently sweated a
little to move tractors around at
May Motor Company and Cros-
byton Trade and Tractor.
A teal estate "For Sale" sign
ss planted in front of First
Baptist Church. Joking members
accused good natured real estate
man Garnet Jones, who was out
of town Sunday, of putting his
church up for sale and leaving
Other pranksters, with more
malice and less wit, were report-
ed to have overturned some rural
mailboxes between Ralls and
Crosbyton. This is a federal of-
fense although there will proba-
bly be no investigation.
In.Ralls, some unfunny cul-
prits punched holes in more than
$400 worth of traitor tires at the
But overall, Sheriff Alvie Ra-
theal and his henchmen breath-
ed a relieved sigh on Sunday
morning. Trick, or treaters were
everywhere but lots of neighbor-
hoods escaped without so much
as an overturned trash can.
Most of MQo In,
Not more than 10 carloads of
milo remain to be harvested In
the Crosbyton area, according to
authoritative guesses. However,
those growing soybeans herea-
bouts will probably begin bring-
ing them in soon.
To date, 2S8 carloads of milo
have been brought to Crosby-
ton's Moody Grain Co. and Uhl-
Hoaecaming Planners Make Time
f oi Visiting Among School Chums
Simple ceremonies with em-
phasis on old chums visiting are
being planned for annual Cros
by ton school homecoming; Nov.
ember 13, say official*.
Cards of invitation have been
sent to all exss net Motiving
their mail through Crosbyton
post office. Ex-students assocla
tion is depending on newspaper
Charges Ring, Lawsuits Fly as
Mooney.Foes loin Battle oflpir
Soar and Sued
406 POLL TAXES ISSUED
To date, 406 Crosby poll taxes
have been sold, according to Tax
collector J. C. Smith.
Haimony Club Again Wins Awaids
Among the awards won by
the Crosbyton Harmony Cub at
the District Convention of the
Seventh District Federated Music.
Clubs was second plsce on the
Achievement Record and a tie
Show Isn't Slowing
QB Club Ticket Posh
A "grade A family type" mo-
vie" is being sponsored at the
Chieftain Theatre by Crosbyton
Quarterback Club. Manager Bry-
ant Dobson says he has been a-
ble, to learn everything about it
but the name.
Meanwhile, name or not, club
members hsve fanned out to sell
tickets, 31 for adults and 50
cents for children, over town.
Club President Bob Perkins
ssys proceeds will go towsrd
psying for the new csmera be-
ing Used to film Chief gsmes.
These in turn amuse the QB
Club but, more valuably, give
coaches information on behavior
and weaknesses of players.
for second place on the yearbook.
This Is the third year that the
local organisation has taken an
sward on these book* and has
gsined recognition sis one of tha
most outstanding clubs in the
Attending the convention from
Crosbyton was Mrs. Donald
Wooten, president. Mrs. Wooten
served on the district nominat-
ing committee during the year,
in addition to duties on the yesr-
book snd achievement record
The convention, which was
held in Amarillo, was another
outstanding achievement for the
Texas Federation of Music Clubs.
The highlight of the convention
was the Fine Arts program that
featured artists from five col-
leges In the sres Including Tex-
as Tech and Lubbock Christian
College, Lubbock; West Texas
State, Canyon; Amarillo College,
Amarillo, and Gene Phillips Col-
Tslk of the count# for- past
week was the mammoth $50
thousand suit which TV Repair-
man Charlie Mooney brought a-
gainst seven Crosby men for "li-
bel snd malicious prosecurtion."
"He msy not think so but this
is one trisl he (Mooney) is go-
in^ to go through with," ssid
Ralls editor Ernest Joiner, a de-
fendent. "If he wanted to settle
for s two-bit malt, I wouldn't do
When asked If he hsd sny
comment, snother of the accused,
Lorenzo editor Joe Brown ssid:
"Nothing prlntsble." County At-
torney Harry Jung also declined
to comment on the charge a
A Review reporter tried to tele
phone Mooney for a statement
at noon yesterday , Wednesday,
operator informed him that
Mooney's telephone had been
Mooney had an unpaid tele-
phone bill of approximately 3200,
according to an authoritative
source, which la believed to bp
reason for the unhooking.
Several persons ssked Review
staffers how they escaped being
named In the suit. "If you print
th fscts," wss the reply, "there
Isn't much they csn sue you tor. '
Meanwhile, Joiner Bad filed s
suit in small claims court charg-
ing Mooney owed him 838 80.
The TV repairmsn begged JP
Dewey Crlswell to postpone it oil-
grounds of a relative's death.
Mooney had requested s Jury
trisl snd appeared to believe he
would be able to help select the
Jury. He Is quoted as ssytng he
did not warit Rslls residents on
the Jury, preferring Crosbyton
The suit, filed late Isst Wed-
nesdsy, charged a group of Join-
er, Jung, Repairman Howard
Cornwall, Repairman F. W. Bra-
shear. Sheriff Alvie Ratheal and
Deputy L T. Starkey with con-
spiring to ruin his good name
These persons were prominent
in s recent trisl in which Moon
ey wss scquitted of stesllng tel-
evision psrts and taking money
Ckieb Go Against Winless Owls;
Drap Second 4-A Game to Idaloa
by Clyde Utttefield
The Chiefs journey to Hale
Gsnter tomorrow night, Friday,
to take on the eight time losers
after dropping a heart breaker
12-6 to Idalou last week.
Hie Owls' won-lost record
ceuld be misleading. They have
an average of 10 points per game
while Crosbyton has allowed
their opponents to score an
average 16 points per game.
From another point of view,
Crosbyton has made 19 points
while the Owls have
I their opponents 30.
Hale Center has been defeated
as follows: Lockney 20 6. Sun-
down 40-8, Abernathy 32-8, OI-
flan 27-6. Tulia 36-20, Petersburg
Ml*. Idalou 28-12, Ralls 14-12.
Layne led the
Idaloa TTUdiate to a 12-8 win
the Friday night
victory maintained the Cats
4-A tts with Petersburg while
efatoaflr ettniaating Crosbyton
with their second
territory. Robert Layne drove 23
yards to set up his own one ysrd
plunge for the points. Agsin the
try for extras wss hslted.
Moses to Edwode
Following s kick to the end
zone, the Chiefs set up on their
20 yard line. It was 15 plays and
eight long minutes before Moore
passed four ysrds to Big Dsve
Edwards behind the goal line.
With outstanding deception s
psss was sttempted for the point,
but it fsiled.
Second hslf was a grim battle
for possession of ball. Early in
the fourth, Jerry Jonse blocked
s punt snd recovered on the Ida-
lou 32 but the Chiefs were stun-
ned st the eight snd couldn't
Idalou marched 61 yards in
ine plays to open -scoring fol-
ywiag the opening klckoff.
Drive was helped by a 15 yard
Quarterback Tony Rodriquez
half Joe Wilbanks
■ the drive. Ex-
to kick against
With sbout two minutes to
plsy, the home team again took
possession on the 20. They were
moving out but Billy Pat Swann
intercepted a pass on the 35 to
stop the Chiefs.
The game ended as the Cats
powered to the 11
Moore snd Edwsrds led the
CHS defense while Swann, Wil
banks and Wayne Sell held the.
11 " First Downs 16
87 Ysrds Bushing 250
92 Yards Passing 44
179 Total Yards Gained 294
3 for 2t Punt Average 3 for 36
12 of 24 Passss Complete 2of7
0 interceptions by 1
Wife Deserting Soldiers Family
Typical oi Uses foi Donors' Cash
The woman hsd run off with
another man. Her three children
had been left hap-hazardly with
relatives in Crosbyton.
Her serviceman husband was
oversess In Korea. Bob Work,
home service director for Ameri-
can Red Cross, was contacted by
worried persons scqualnted with
On the fifth morning after
Work dispatched s telegram, the
children's father was drinking
coffee in the "82" Cafe.
He was s career soldier.
Through Red Cross help, he was
stationed in the United States
near a relative who helped him
care for the children.
This resl-life case typifies a
situation Red Cross is set up to
handle. Much of the 8675 allot-
ted to the organization from
Crosbyton Community Cheet will
be spent In remedying cases of
"The thing thst is misunder-
stood s lot sbout Red Cross," ex-
plains Work, "Is that It Is char-
tered specifically for catastrophe
sld snd sld to service men snd
"We turn down a lot of
which are Just not Red Cross
esses," he sdds.
An instance of other side of or
ganlzations duties would be the
cyclone which struck Ralls In
1957. Red Cross made outright
gifts to s number of persons for
reconstruction of their homes.
"As far as I know, no catas-
trophe money has ever oeen
(Continued On Paye 8)
on Scoot Plan Well Ann.
Won Many High Honors
Scouting Is a character-'build-
ing, citizenship training, and
physlesl development program
for all -boys, regardless of creed,
race or economic status. It is a
.program designed to replace to-
day's citizens with better citizens
tomorrow.|It ^|ji|grogram phMK
that are sourid erf body and dean
Like dl other organMstlsns
the program is as strong OS Hi
volunteer leadership and Jedg
ing by this Crosbyton Is rated a
01 mang the highest with Dv, Dale
and personal contact to inform
"We want to emphasize that
ALL Crosbyton ex-students are
Invited." says Jlmmle Karr, pre-
sident of Crosbyton Ex-Students
Association. He explains the
money-shy organization Is trying
to economize through not send-
ing Invltstlons here.
Dennle Tsylor. program chair-
man, says music will furnish the
bulk of program at the banquet
to be held at 6 p. rn-, Homecom-
ing Day. He tentatively plana to
have two solos snd perhsps s
duet or quartet, all by ex-stu
This will leave.plenty of time
for "auld lang syne" among re-
turnees, Taylor points out.
Ralls football game wtll fur-
nish the principal entertainment
of the day. Game time Is 2 p. m.
for this meeting of traditional
Registration for homecoming
will begin at 11 a. m., November
13, in the foyer of Crosbyton
Other officers of the Ex-Stu-
dents Association sre Woodrow
Roberson, vice president, snd Jo
-V-uKEr •' /
i' Pm -•
> ! fW
Is the theme
vices of the Crosbytmt Methodist
Church, November 8-12.
the church Is cooperating with
the Conference Board of Evan*
gel ism snd the Churches of tha
Specisl music Is planned, and
various organisations are to flO
the choir each night. Sunday
night, It will be Junior Choir;
Monday. Methodist Men; Tues-
day, WSCS snd Guild ; Wednes-
day Youth; Thursday, the regu-
Services wtll begin Sunday at
6 p. m„ snd at 7:30 p. m. each
Rev. John A Rakestraw Is pas-
tor st the First Methodist Church
of Spur. Rev. Rakestraw will he
present st/Ihe revival services.
Rev. Rakestraw is a graduate
of Texas Tech and S.M.U. Before
coming to Spur he
tor at Turkey and Plain view.
Bob Work to Lead Methodists fat
Drive For New Chnrch Building
Illness Fatal to
Mrs. O. G, Seigler, 74, died at
5:10 p. m. Friday in a Bridgeport
hospital The former Crosby resi-
dent had been seriously 111 for s
Funeral services were held in
the First Baptist Church here at
3 p. m. Sunday. Rev. Wsyland
Boyd, pastor, officiated.
Born In Tennessee. Dessie
Leatherwood grew up In Collin
oounty where she married Q. G
Seigler. They moved to Matador
where he operated a grocery, la-
ter came to Wake In 1932 where
they resided until moving lo
Bridgeport In 1939.
Survivors Include her husband.
Bridgeport; three sons. Alton
Wilton and Weldon Seigler. all
of Crosbyton; s daughter, Mrs
Georgts Msy Grace, Bridgeport,
and a sister, Mrs. Ada Chandler,
Brownsville; 12 grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
Interment was In Crosbyton
cemetery. King Funeral Home
was In chsrge of srrangements.
Pallbearers were Odell Wilson.
Loyd Parkhlll, Truman Barnett.
Alvie Ratheal, Horace Ratheal.
Bert Black, Bennie Smith and
Murder of Andres Freusto Jr. ]
30, was apparently solved this
Dies in Dallas
Charles Mehrtn Presley, 54.
died st 2:15 p.m., October 29. in
Bsylor Hospital, Dallas, follow-
ing his long bsttle Main** *
Funeral- services ulfw held at
Sparkman-Brand Funeral Home
In Dallas Sunday-
The Crosbyton businessman
first becamc 111 August 16, and
was treated in the hospital here
When his condition became cri-
tical. he wan taken to a Lubbock
hospital where he remained
Seemingly Improved, he went
to the home of his brother In
Dallas but another attack caused
him to enter the hospltsl there.
Mr. and Mrs. Presley bought
Crosbyton Bakery In 1951 and
operated it until his fstsl Ill-
Survivors Include his wife, Vir-
ginia; daughter, Virginia Sue
Bowing. Sacramento; son, Chas.
Edward Presley, NorWalk, Calif.;
two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Singleton.
Daytona Beach. Pla., Mrs. Floyd
Elliott. Houston; two brothers,
A. J. and Frank, Dallas; and
his mother. Mrs. W. L. Csrter.
Fred Douglas School
Fred C. Douglas school will re-
Robert Work has been namsd
general chairman of s 8150,000
building fund campaign to be
launched November 30 by First
Methodist church, - according to
announcement by R. U. Farris.
Jr., chairman of the official
Members of the steering com-
mittee will be Rev. Carlton
Thomson, Cap McNeill, K. H.
Farris, Dr. Dale Rhoades. Mrs.
Grady Evans and Mrs. Joe
Bowles. This group will hesd a
total of 18 committees In the ed-
ucational and fund campaign.
Purpose of the fund campaign
is construction of new sanetna?
ry and additional educational
facilities, to be located west of
the present church. The youth
cottage is currently situsted on
the west of the 175 foot church
lot plsnned for the locstion of
the new structure.
Plans csll for a sanctuary seat-
ing 390 persons snd educational
facilities for the nursery and up
to at least the first eight grades.
The present church structure
would be used for adult and
Describing the needs of the
chflBKh* Chairman Work said:
•We do not need a gold-plated
building, but one which Is ser-
though not eia-
- jtf^MHpnlttees will meet Mon-
day event <g. f«Uk wtng the revi-
val servioa In the church parlor
to hear a discussion at the en*
Meets in McAdoo;
Crosbyton Farmers Union -will
hold a general meeting at McA-
doo School at 8:00 p.m., Novem-
ber 19. for the purpoee of elect-
ing delegates to the state con-
vention which will be held in
Fort Worth. December 4-5, Ver-
non Wheeless, president. an-
The first full board meeting of
new officers of Farmers U,nkm
was hold Tuesday night to plan
the work for the ooming year
and to plan the annual member-
A committee was appointed
by Wheeless to Investigate addl-
ttonal services which could be of-
fered area farmers.
announces Superintendent S.
Negro school turns out (or a
short period " each fall so that
students may earn fnoney pull-
Rhoades, T. J. Tsylor, Harry Jung
and Bob Psrklns serving"'as vot
fng members of the local South
Plains Council In helping to form
the program of scouting for
Extending down to the Cufc
aach sponsored by the Ipcil. P
TA under the guidance of Truett
Mayes as president, Bmnrit Hsd*
lock as chsirman, and W.
Beed, James W. Holman, N<
Barrett, snd U B. Paiktdll
tnf as pack comroitt e with the
direct gnldanos ts Im age I
thru 10, Charles Freeman
week when police got ststement „um(. claMeK here> November IS,
of Negro Dennis Jackson. Taken
Into custody October 29, he was
chsrged with "murder with mal-
Jackson said he and another
Negro, Frank Johnson, had a
greed to help Freusto find some
beer in dry Lorenzo, October 25.
In an ensuing argument snd
struggle, says Jsckson In his
ststement, Freusto was fatally
Sheriff Alvie Ratheal and men
nabbed a good haul of colored
gentlemen connected with the
liquor business, Saturday The
charges, men snd bonds were:
Lewis Maxwell, Lorenzo, sale
81,000; T. L McQueen. Ralls.
possession snd sale. $1,500; Er
nest Johnson, Crosbyton, sale,
81500; Tommy Lee Dickson.
Rslls. sale, 81.000.
Elsewhere Welter T. Roden,
Rslls, was picked up on his kcc
ond DWI offense and is out on
81.000 bond. Arrested October 29.
one officer Isbled him. "the
drunkest man 1 had ever seen
driving s car".
AT SPBWO 8XOW
Mrs. A W. WaMaoa, Alton Wal-
lace and Lots Bathael attended
the spring resdy-to*wsar show in
Dallas esrly this wesk. They
were selecting fashions for Wal-
lace Dry Goods.
REALITIES Pat Bennett
Mellow Thom^ts on Pragmatism
Politics Coarse Will
Be Discussed Friday
"An action, course in politics"
will be discussed in a meeting
to be held by local Chamber of
Commerce In the conference
room of Pioneer Memorial Build-
ing at 9 am. tomorrow, Friday.
A representative of United
States Chamber of Commerce Is
to be on hand to discuss the
matter, says Joe Wood, mana-
Drawing the drapes curtaining
the living room window, we dis-
covered a red rose in full bloom
on the bush outside. November
is much too late and much too
cold for roses to behave In that
manner. Yet single occurrences
In this living world almost never
conform to the solemn lsws of
statisticians. There's nothing so
delightful. In its own way, ss a
rose blossoming on s oold, win-
try morning.. Ws sat by the fire
and admired it
Halloween, like all things,
changes. Real pumpkins, with
pie making innards, ones fur-
nished a good part of the goblliis
seen on this spooky occasion.
Gradually the giant vegetables
were replaced by ersatz pumi
kins of papier-mache grown on:
on toy counters. Dennis Tsylor
rigged s real, hollowed pump
kin with light bulb tnskSs Satur
day. It was so remarkable that
a well meanlng lady called the
editor, right te Mi middle ef hie
supper, to owne eea It
"ft it ☆
"Pragmatism" seems to hsve
Joined the blscklist of dirty
words. Among typical uses we've
noticed lately was an Avslsnche
story: 'To what degree are the
Russian people really pragma-
tic, athiestk and Party-oriented t
We wonder If these characters
know thst prsgmstism is consid-
ered the uniquely American
philoeophy. Three of the grestest
U. S. thinkers—C. S. Peirce, Will-
lam James, John Dewey called
themselves "pragmatists". Prag-
matism Is a theory of truth: Ma
Statement Is true if it works."
& "tt ft
The Jet age is at hand.Hr. and
Mrs. Gsrl Ingrsm left here at
SdO the other morning. They-
heeded for Portales New Meyteo.
to visit the Oldl lfetik family.
On arrival, theii |jj>| WoWW't in,
home. So, tha UtgraSM Hint In.
fixed breakfast sild ete It When
the Croebyton visitors had finish-
ed the meal, thap attksd up at
the dock. It wm only 7:30 a. m.
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