The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, August 19, 1949 Page: 1 of 8
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"Without or with of-
tmr to friends or foes
We sketch your world
tSMctiy m it goes."-
, t0 sleep in church is eve-
T privilege, but Rev. Lloyd
iton tells a story on himself
IT™* which gives a new slant
&e-o.d problem of all pas-
fimlte' at another pastorage,
Hamilton was awakened-by
at one o'clock in the
Fearing a death or ser-
^ness at that hour, he an-
phone with misgivings.
^ other end of the line was
' of his staunch church goers,
!. man who couldn't stay a-
"m church for many' minutes
the sermon was started.
,11 Mr. So and So," he told
"I've been in bed three
tossing and tumbling, but
can't go to sleep. I wonder
I ' woUld mind preaching to
g few minutes so I can get
, sleep tonight." . -!
[gro. Hamilton didn't say what
I of sermon he preached.
•T(r. few weeks pass but that
bit of news either escapes
[0r just slips our mind. Two"'
ago Mr. Walter Woodrum,
was cashier down at the bank
his position because of
l^alth and we failed to men-
! jt in our news columns. Mi*.
and his wife have mov-
I to Girard where he will farm
fehope that being outdoors
[improve his health.
|Trends, along with everyone
i inland around Crosbyton, will
^-Walter's friendly smile and
[titwords. He was an asset, to
(community, and we personally
! to see him leave. But the
rcashier, young Mr. Jack Bee-
, ilso seems quite.friendly and
pj6ijs to please... We predict he
I make friends in Crosbyton in
CROSBYTON, CROSBY COUNTY. TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th, 1949
Church of Christ Gospel Services
Begin Friday; Last Thru Aug, 28
With Paul McCTung, of Lamesa,
conducting the services, a series
of Gospel services will be conduct-
Home To Build
Home, announced this week that
he will start work immediately on
a 40 by 70 foot annex to the fun-
eral home, to contain a chapel,
display room and ambulance gar-
Approximately one-quarter of a
million dolli*rs. will be spent in
Crosbyton this fall for new con-
struction, repairs and improve-
ments, a check this week by The
Review revealed. This does not in-
clude approximately $100,000. of
new building which is already un-
der construction at the present
time, or has just been completed.
New projects are a mammoth'
new coB.crfi.te .gram elevator to be
build by J. W. Catching Grain Co.,
a new church building by the
Crosbyton Church of Christ, an
addition to the First Baptist
church, improvements at Crosby-
ton's gins, and a number of resi-
,' Already under construction is
the new $65,000 Chieftain Theater
building, and a modern brick home
being built by Mr. and Mrs. I.
W. Collier. A building to house
the Crosbyton Washateria and
several new residences have alrea-
dy been completed.
IStates, cities, and other local
nents have been searching
utically for new sources of re-
mue. The cost of road building,
[protection, police service, and
|other functions has skyrocket-
t local officials say, with con-
ierable justice, that the taxpay-
i demand good -and expanding
rices, but tnat they kick hard
taxes are increased. It is
iething like the case of the ir-
stible force meeting the im-
)le object. And one of the
|ijor reasons for the difficulty is
! extent to which the Federal
(eminent has increased its
! of total .national tax reven-
|U. S. News and World Report
Otly published a revealing
to illustrate the trend. In
, the Federal government took
<1,000,000 in taxes, and state
I local bodies took $8,700,000,-
( • 1® other words, of every tax
the taxpayer shelled out,
Federal government received
| cents and the other govern-;
Jita got 61 cents.
|Now, the Federal government is
us to the tune of $39,100,-
1 a year, while local govern-
t< take $14,500,000,000. Break-
! this down, at present the Fed-
' government swallows 73 cents
' of each tax dollar while the
■ of the governments get but
p result, as U.S. News points
il that local governments
' ®°*ing into tax fields now
pied by the Federal,-:- govern-
Favorite old tax sources —
sales; admissions, gross
|Pts, liquor, tobacco, gasoline,
are being hit hard. Triple
is no longer any novelty."
few places, residents actual-
U.three separate income tax-
to the Federal govern-
• one to the state, and third
[ e city.
i illustrates one very practi-
L h n wlly Mr. Truman's pro-
met such hard going in
Ir n. *n Senate, particul-
■■ m°crats as well as the Re-
. opposition show a grow-
over the tax burden.
i)«wmated that Mr. Truman'a
I ,!!CUrlty Program alone
at least 112,000,000,000
' possibly a good deal
jo the cast of the Federal
viewed with deep
^ 1 by the farm organ-
T.WOu'd cost another huge
m"0, °' c°urse, would the
• Federal power pro-
is committed to enor-
j budgets, and to con-
lid t? 8P®n<^ng for Euro-
mu8t also provide for
ed at the Crosbyton Church of
Christ starting Friday, Aug. 19
and lasting through Sunday, Aug.
28, it was announced this week.
Mr. McClung is a forceful gos-
pel preacher, according to reports
of those who. have heard him. This
will be his first time to preach in
Crosbyton, members of the church
said. "" v "
Morning services will be con-
ducted at 7:30 a.m., as an induce-
ment to get working men to at-
tend before they go to their'work.
Evening services will start at 8:00
"CoiYie let us reason together"
is the keynote of advance notices
announcing, the meeting"
175 Students Are
'tort*.! m " pruviue iur
^4 ' Unctions of the gov-
i ^ is why more and
pd^bi members are viewing
llm^ 8P€ndlng vvith a cold eye.
e reason why senti-
_ Putting into effect the
r*«d wMr"' Bert Black lftft
lit . °r Fort w°rth where
K nr!l Harrls Hospital for
uti0n uP°n hl« * band.
been set for the oper-
yet, Mr. Black said.
The new extension will be built
o'n the east side of the present
funeral home, he said, at the rear
of the building. The chapel, which
wil be used for funeral services,
will be 35 by 40 ,feet.** The show
room, which will be on the east
front of the annex, will be 15 by
35 feet. The garage will occupy a
space 25 by .35 feet. -~v
*" The building will be of brick and-
tile construction, Mr. King said,
and the old part of the building
will also be brick veneered. The
first floor of the original building
will be re-arranged to contain two
slumber rooms, a reception*room
arid a private office.'
•_J2gs£"6'f.tft« improvements .will
be about S6,000, he stated. ■
Winding up a month of revival
"services by churches in Crosbyton
and this territory, the First. Bap-
tist church will conduct a revival
meeting starting Aug. 2fi and last-
rW^atching Grain Co. To Spend
$100,000 On New Storage Elevator
Announcement was made this
week by Mr. J. W. Catchin
J. W. Catching Grain company,
that work will start within 60
days on a huge new concrete stor^
age elevator for Crosbyton. Cost
of the project will be in excess of
$100,000, Mr. Catching stated.
The new elevator will consist of
four large Circular bins, each of
which Will hold from 28,000 to
32,000 bushels of grain. They will
and total capacity of the unit .will
be 230,000 bushels. .With storage
now owned by the company, the
new elevator will give them stor-
age capacity of 450,000 bushels, he
The concrete bins 'will tower
almost 200 feet into the air, the
architect's plans indicate Thpy
ated to the east of the
round top storage building, ad-
joining the Santa Fe railway
tracks. Every convenience will be
installed in the elevator to facili-
tate handling of grain. Two trucks
can unload at the same time in the
truck pit, and there will be, two
loading legs in the ' boot pit,
which will handle grain from any
point in the elevator.
Mr. Catching's son,. . Mr. and
Mrs. Wayland Catching and baby,
who now live at Lorenzo, plan to
move to Crosbyton just as soon as
thejy can buy or build a home, he
said. Mr. Catching and his wife
plan to wind up their business at
Lorenzo and move to Crosbyton
by the first of the year.
ion Dollars in City
NEW TEACHERS NAMED FOR
YEAR RY R0ARD WEDNESDAY
Mt. Blanco and
Vote On Union '•
- Petitions were being circulated
■ "today, Thursday, in both the Mt.
BlanCo and Crosbyton schooJ dis-
tricts asking the Commissioners
Court to call an election to decide
whether the two districts will be
The former Wake district, con-
solidated with Mt. Blanco about
a month ago because that district
had not had a school for two years
will vote with the Mt. Blanco dis-
trict if the election is called. .
The action of circulating the
petitions was decided upon Wed-
nesday hight after five members
;0f-the Mt. Blanco board met with
the "Crosbyton board. ThdSe from
Mt. Blanco present were Messrs.
R. E. Spurgin, Frank Moore, C. B.
Hartsell, S. G. Appling and Floyd
J. M. Boucher, 87,
A total of 175 school students of
Crosby county Were transferred
from one district to another, or
in or out of the county,-according
to the report of D. A. Edwards,
county Superintendent, to the
State Department of Education.
Aug. 1 was the deadline for trans-
fer^ and-the report has just been i 8 p.m
From the rural school districts,
151 students were transferred to
independent districts, and 18 were
transferred out of the county, the
By districts, the report is as
follows: Mt. Blanco, 57 to Crosby-
ton, 13 to McAdoo and 3 to Lake-
view in Floyd county; Cone, 21
to Ralls; Farmer, 21 to Ralls; Self
County Line, 9 to Crosbyton; Big
4, 10 to Crosbyton; Caprock, 14 to
Ralls, and Leatherwood, 25 to
Crosbyton. Since Leatherwood has
now become a ^art of the Crosbys
ton district, however. 23 more stu-
dents who would have been taught
there this year, will automatically
be transferred to Crosbyton.
Figures for the independent dis-
tricts are 'Sfs follows:
Crosbyton: tOl transfe rred in;
2 transferred out toTSTg"Four ^
Lorenzo: 2 transferred in, none
« Ralls: 56 transferred in; 4 out,
2 to Big Four and 2 to Crosbyton.
Robertson: 8 transferred out, 2
to Lorenzo and 6 to Ralls.
mg through Sunday. Sept. 4, Rev.
Carl Grissom, pastor, announced
Rev. Ira Harrison, of Lubbock,
will do the preaching during the
10 days of services. Mr. Jimmy T.
Williams, of Fort Worth, will be
in charge of the song services.
Adopting as the slogan for the
revival services, "Christ Is the An-
swer," the meeting is expected to
draw large crowds. Services will
be held twice daily, at 10 a.m. and
Gets Face Lifting;
Office Is Changed
Bill Bell, manager of McGee-
Bell farm equipment corrfpany, has
been supervising repairs and alter-
ations in the show room of the lo-
cal Ford tractor dealers.
The parts section has been en-
larged to take care of the steadily
increasing stock of parts and re-
pairs, Mr. Bell said. The office, lo-,
cated on the north side of the
building, has been re-arranged by
putting in! a door and windows fac-
ing the show room. A coat of paint
will complete the remodelling job.
Mr. and^ Mrs. Olen Littlefield
and Mai/y Beth, and Yvonne Karr,
are vacationing this week in New
Mexico and Colorado. \
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parks of-
Tulsa, Okla., are the guiesta Of his
brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Twenty-Seven Football Roys Leave
Wednesday For Training Camp
Twenty-seven football boys who
will compose the Crosbyton Chief
football team for the 1949 term,
left here Wednesday morning for
a summer training camp at Crat-
ervilte Park, near Cache, Okla.
They were accompanied by Coach-
es Fred Cunningham and Willis
The group includes 12 lettermen
from the 1948 team, along with a
number of other promising con-
tenders for regular berths on the
Chieftain squad this year. In addi-
tion, a number of freshmen stu-
dents not attending the camp will
swell the total to about 40 report-
ing for football when school starts
on Sept. 5.
The camp will last from Aug. 18
to Aug. 25, Coach Cunningham re-
ports. Besides at least two long
practice sessions efcch day, the
boys will be given time to take in
the amusements of the scenic
park. These wiU Include mountain
climbing, fishing, swimming, skat-
ing, miniature golf and a carnival.
Below are listed the boys at-
tending the camp, along with in-
formation about each. The first
12 listed are lettermen:
Arnold Ratheal ..... 6' 170 lb B
Charlie Wheeler 5'11" 170 lb B
Sam Covington, jr. ..5'8" 155 tb B
Lawrence Hargis ....5'7" 145 Th B
Forest Dendy 5'8" 130 lb. JJ
David Collier ..:.........5'7" 130 lb B
Bill Stephenson 6'1" 170 tb E
Richard Savage 5'7" 160 It) G
Curtis McMellan 5'7"
John Oavis 5'6"
Frank Hash 6'1"
Billy Peel ...........6'0"
Russell Haider 6'0"
Richard McDuff 5'4"
Gary Roberts 5'9"
Ronald Davis 5'9"
Frank Steele -j 5'8"
Gene Ellis 6' 0" 140 lb El
Harold Whalen 5'4" 120 lb G|
DuWayne Brewer ....6'0"
Jimmie Finch 5'9"
Donald Parker 5'7"
Tommy Anderson ...,5'0"
160 lb "G
140 1b G
180 tb T
165 tb C
170 tb B
120 tb B
150 tb E
160 lb E
135 tb E
210 lb T
110 lb C
Managers: Donald and Ronald
Cook: John Crump.
Work on S60.000 Building By Sept. 1
AfJtef delaying start of construct
tion for more than a year, the
Crosbyton Church of Christ has
decided to begin work on their
new church building around Sept.
1, according to announcement this
week by Mr. M. L. Tillson.
The new church, to be built on
"ister, Mr. Tillson said.
Construction will be brick and
■-titer \viffi the outside brick being
a light color, the exact shade yet
to be determined.
The church is to start a revival
meeting Friday which will end
James M. Boucher, 87, long time |
resident of Crosbyton, died at 6:15!
a! m. today, Thursday, at his
home at the corner of Third street \
and Ayershi;rc Avenue. Mr. Bouch- j
er had"beeintn ill health for some!
time, but became seriously ill on !
He was born in Missouri Feb. \
3, 1862, While the War Between
the-States was in progress. He!
the same location as the old
church building, wifl cost from
$50,000 tc? $60,000, Mr. TillsSn
said. The main auditorium will
have a seating capacity of from
400 to 500 persons. In addition,
there will be 13 class rooms, a
nursery and a study for the min-
Sunday, Aug. 28. Immediately fol-
i lowing the revival, the old church
[building will be moved to the lots
owned by the church just east of
| the present location, and north of
j the minister's home. Then work
will start on digging the base-
| ment for the new building.
First Baptist Church To Build $35,000
Annex For Children's Departments
Construction of a $35,000 two-
story annex to the Crosbyton
First Baptist church will begin
just as soon as plans have been
completed and materials secured,
Rev. Carl Grissom, pastor, report-
The building program was au-
thorized at ■ a business meeting of
the church membership held Wed-
nesday night, Aug. 10. As only a
small portion of the members were
present at this meeting, however,
it was decided at that time to con-
duct a second vote Sunday morn-
ing". More than two-thirds of those
present stood up in favor of the
building program, and none ex-
pressed opposition, the pastor sta-
Tentative plans for the addition
call for the construction of a two-
story annex 40 by 60 feet extend-
ing from the east side of the
church building. It will be at the
rear of the building, leaving the
space in front as a. lawn. Three de-
partments, the nursery, junior and
intermediate groups, will have
their class rooms in the new struc-
_ -The basement of the present
building will probably be re-ar-
ranged following the completion ot
the new annex, Rev. Grissom said.
Co-op Gin To - _;
Work was started last week on
improvements at the Crosbyton
Farmers Co-operative Gin, which
will total approximately $20,000,
Mr. Elvis Howell, manager, said
k Installation of a new Leroy 12-
cylinder natural gas engine to op-
erate the gin; new 45-foot 50-ton
Fairbanks-Morse scales, and the
moving of the office to a new lo-
cation on the northwest corner of
the gin property constitute the
major improvements, Mr. Howell
said. The gin will get the psual
thorough overhaul before the' be-
ginning of the season's run.
Mr. Howell, manager of the gin
until last year, has again accept-
ed the job made vacant when Mr.
Tom McCombs moved back to Ro-
tan after being manager for one
year. Mr. Howell still has his in-
terest in the Broadway gin on the
East Plains, he said Tuesday.
Mr. , and Mrs. Harry Sherwood
spent the week-end visiting with
their daughter and family,, Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Halbert and
Seth, afe Foard City.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hale and
family and Mr. and Mrs. T. D.
Hale and family are vacationing
rmprovements which will cost
from |Tl2,|000 to $15,00Q are being
installed at the E. L. Roberts Gin,
according to Elvis Roberts, mana-
ger. The gin is getting ready for
the expected big cotton season
which will start around the middle
Practically all equipment in the
gin is being replaced, he said. The
all-steel equipment being installed,
while not new, has only ginned
1200 bales. It consists of new feed-
ers) bur machines, cleaners, drop-
per and press.
—* In addition a 30-foot extension
will be built onto~the cotton house,
Mr. Roberts said. The entire gin
will be painted and given a thor-
ough overhaul. -
Andy Wooten Starts
New Home On South
Woyk was started Monday on
a sixiroom brick veneer home for
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wooten, in
the i00 block on South Ayershire
Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Wooten
have lived for many years on the
The new home will have three
bedrooms, with an adjoining dou-
ble garage, Mr. Wooten said. Mr.
T. L. Garrett has the contract for
building the home.
came to Crosbyton 33 years ago,
in 1916, and operated a feed store
and wagon yard until the automo-
bile cancelled the need for the bus-
iness. He was a member of the
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Ruth Boucher; two sisters, Susan
Benbrook of Crosbyton and Effie
Williams of Wichita Falls; and
one brother, W. A. Boucher, of
Burial will be in the Crosbyton
cemetery, but other funeral ar-
rangements were still pending "on
Thursday morning." *
King Funeral Home will be in
charge of funeral arrangements."
Following a meeting of the
Crosbyton School board Wednes-
day night, the Crosbyton schools
lack only one teacher having a
full faculty for the "1949-50 school
year, Supt., C. O. Head reported
this morning. Three teachers had
resigned last week, but their
places have been filled, along with
the new teachers allowed under
the new school law.
Mr. G. L. ErWin will be the new
grade * school principal. Hi® hom®
is in Abilene and he lacks only a
few hours work completing hia
MasLerrs~_degree at Hardin-Sim-
mons University. Mr. Erwin is
married and has one small child.
Mrs. C. O. Strickland, who now
lives at Lubbock, will teach in the
grade school. She is a former
teacher in the local schools, and
she and Mr. Strickland and chil-
dren will move back to Crosbyton
before school starts,
Mrs." V. A. Doss, who has been
teaching at Matador for a humber
of years, will teach in the grade
school. Her husband, Mr. V. A.
Doss, was elected this week by the
county school board as the ele-
mentary supervisor for Crosby
Mr, Blake Briscoe, who taught
last year at Whitharral, will also
be a grade school teacher. Hia
home is an Sinton; he is married
and has two children. He received
his degree at Southwestern Uni-
Mr. Ray T. NickelsOn of Canyon
is the new band and music teach-
er. He is a graduate of WTSC,
Canyon, and has done advanced
work at the University of Chicago.—
Ollie Peek, of Eola, a McMurry
College graduate at Abilene, will
teach math and Spanish in high
Mr. and Mr ST W. A. Reeves, who
had been elected to teach in t.h<
87, Dies At 3:15
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie
L. Vanderford, 87, who died early
this morning, Thursday, at 3.15 a.
m., will be held at the McAdoo
Methodist church Friday morning
at 10 a. m., with Rev. H. F. Dunn
of Lubbock, assisted by Rev. J. P.
Cole, pastor of the McAdoo church
officiating. Funeral arrangements
are under the supervision of King
Mrs. Vanderford died at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. M. A.
Graharn, in the McAdoo commun-
ity. She had been in bad health for
She was born Aug. 27, 1861, in
Tennessee, and was a member of
the Methodist church at McAdoo.
Survivors include four daughters,
Mrs. M. A. Graham of McAdoo,
Mrs. O. J. Blocker of Roscoe, Mar-
garet Kinard of Houston and Ma-
ry L. Beard of Woodburn, Oregon;
one son, J. A. Pratt of Abilene; a
sister, Mrs. H. M. House of Jack-
son, Tenn.; 17 grand children and
16 great grandchildren.
Jack Beeson Is New i
Cashier At Citizens
National Bank Here
Jack Beeson, who hos been em-
ployed with the Citizens State
Bank at Anton, took up his duties
here Monday as cashier of the Cit-
izens National Bank of Crosbyton.
Mr. Beeson takes the place of
Walter Wood rum, who resigned on
August 1 because of ill health. Mr.
and Mrs. Wood rum have moved to
Girard where he plans to farm for
the next year.
Mr. and Mrs. Beeson have mov-
ed into the Lamar apartments a-
bove Nlckson Drug store.
Mrs. A. W. WaUace spent the
first of the week In Fort Worth
and Dallas attending the dry
Leatherwood school, resigned to
j accept place's at Caprock. Other-
| wise they would have been trans-
I ferred to the local system.
In older that a niember of the
Leatherwood board could be plac-
ed on the board of the new dis-
trict, members of the Crosbyton
board drew lots Wednesday night
! to see who would resign) Mr. Rex
\ Wheeler resigned, and Mr. T. E.
I Thornhill, president of the Leath-
erwood. board, was appointed to
j fill his unexpired term.
1.30 Inches Rain
Falls In City
Crosby county cotton crops con-
tinued to look good this week des-
pite more hot weather and the
fact that all rains since June have
been spotted showers. Some areas
have had plenty of rain, while the
crops in other parts of the county
have suffered some from lack of
Crosbyton has received 1.30
inches of rain in the past week.
Heaviest fall was last Thursday
afternoon, when .90 of an- inch
was recorded here. Another
of an inch fell Sunday night, and
a third shower Tuesday afternoon
measured .29 of an inch. Tuesday's
shower started just beyond the
west city limits and got heavier
toward the east.
Many cotton farmers report
that their cotton now has more
than a bale per acre on it, but
few expect the stalks to hold all
of it. Conservative observers, how-
ever, believe that the territory
will average from one-third to one
half bale per acre, which will be
a bumper crop.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Reed, Her-
ma and Dell, Mr. and Mrs. Buster
Reed, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Wood and Diane, spent last week
vacationing in Colorado and New
Following is the Ust of new
ana renewal subscriptions to the
Review during the past week:
C. O. Head
J. S. Evans
C. E. Parish
R J. Coffey
H. J. HiUyard
W. J. Smlthee
O. I* Williams
R. A. Jefferies
Charlie J. Ogle
Mrs. R. P. Nicholson
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