The Crosbyton Review (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 53, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 20, 1961 Page: 1 of 8
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McADOO INDIANS war* the
pennant winners In the 1961
Little Lea9ue competition |iere.
The champions are pictured,
lrom left to right la this or-
der: Front Row— hat bof*
Lane Hickman gad Jimmy
Neff; Second Row— Dwight
Hickman. Tony Sanchez, Mike
Fax. Phil Morris. Back Row-
Brian Webster, J6hnny Grelgs,
Lance Morris. Charles Hardin.
Wendell Neff and Manager No-
ble Neff. During the season
they won 14 and lost only two
LITTLE LEAGUE ALL STARS
pose in front of a dugout just
before one of their final work-
outs in preparation for region-
al playoffs. From left to right
they are:* Front Row— T. „P.
Medlock, Edward Caskey; Mid-
dle Row— Jim Bell. Roy Pen-
nick; Back row, Jimmy Flour-
noy, Winn Robinson, Bobby
Cooper, Donnie Ballard. Kit
Parkhill. Not pictured are Pet*
Fira. Lance Morris and Ronald
Little League All Stars to Try
Defending Champ in Big Opener
All Stars representing Crosby-
ton Little League will play the
Crosbyton, on the other
opening game of the regional has seven 12 year olds and sev
. _ en 11-year-olds. However, this is
tournament against defending
champion Slaton at 5 p.m. today,
Thursday, in Aspermont.
The Crosbyton team drew these
formidable foes in a meeting of
Little League officials at Post
"When we beat Slaton, it will
be easy the rest of the way,"
says Si Swindall, league presi-
dent. The victor in the curtain
raiser will go on to play Post at
6 p.m. Friday night.
After the Slaton-Crosbyton
game this afternoon, 'O'Donnell
will vie with Tahoka in the sec-
ond contest, and a Stonwall-
Kent counties team against La
mesa in the third.
"We'd sure like for a good
crowd from here to be on hand
when we play," says Swindall.
"If anyone wants to go and
doesn't have a way, he can con-
tact Hallie Norman at the Cham-
ber of Commerce office."
All-Star players are supposed
to meet in the Chamber of Com
merce office here at 1 p.m. to-
Crosbyton's first accredited year
in the Little League playoffs
and the boys will be hustling to
make a good showing.
McAdoo's fast traveling In-
dians coasted into a Little
League pennant days before the
season was over. Play ended
early this week.
at Field Monday
Girls Interested In playing soft
ball are being asked to meet at
6:30 p.m. Monday on the Little
League diamond here, according
to Mildred Proctor. This program
is for girls in the 6th, 7th and
A stepped up boys' baseball
program forced cancellation of
the girls' part of the summei
youth earlier in the summer for
lack of a playing field and other
day, Thursday, from which they i facilities.
will leave to go to Aspermont.
Slaton is bound to be tough
with most of last year's cham-
pionship team back. The defend
ing crown holders have thirteen
12 year old players and one 11-
However, Mrs. Proctor says the
girls are still showing considera
ble interest in playing softball.
So, she will make a second at
tempt at getting a schedule set
REALITIES Pat Bennett
Love, Music, Dancing Very Sadly
Misused by People Hereabouts
The Spur city council has or-
dained that nobody shall be per-
mitted inside Spur's Swenson
Fark between the hours of 11 p.
m. and sunrise.
This is another refutation of
the old saying: "The whole
world loves a lover." On the
contrary, the whole world seems
bent on closing up the few sanc-
tuaries left for romantically in-
How many sweet nothings, be-
ing whispered into shell shaped
ears, will be cut short with: "Aw-
right, Sonny, you and the girly
better move on, for we're aclos-
in' the park"?
Governments set aside special
land for the whooping crain and
the buffalo. Yet when It comes
to love birds, they close the
park as soon as the picnic crowds
clear out, and good riddance.
Thank heaven, we're more
broadminded in Crosbyton. If it
takes that young man until
11:15, midnight or even later to
bring out the engagement ring,
you've still got a chance in the
Crosbyton park, Miss Lonely-
<r tr ☆
While we're on the subject of
courtship, I've never quite under-
stood why so many serious mind-
ed moralists can't tolerate danc-
I suppose the dance got its
bad name from that turn Salome
did which cost John the Baptist
his head. Still, I've never seen
anything so exotic as a sever,
veiler done to a foxtrot.
The dftices I've attended have
been divided into two categor-
ies: (1) Those where a lot of
gents got liquored up and leg-
ged it around and (2 Those
where sane and sober indivi-
duals drank inoffensive punch,
danced and talked.
There's no use trying to claim
the first type does not entail cer-
tain hazards. However, these
dangers are of the same type as
drunk card playing, Intoxicated
TV watching and inebriated mo-
As for the second, it is a harm-
less and amusing accompani-
ment to music, a stimulant to
conversation and a good way to
work up an appetite for the can
ft vr ft
Speaking of music, I'm coming
around to the opinion of Leo-
nard Bernstein who says that
music should always be an e-
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Crosby County's Oldest: Business Institution - Established January \ 1909
VOLUME FIFTY-THREE CROSBYTON. CROSBY COUNTY, TEXAS. THURSDAY. JULY 20th. 1961
Parade Opens Rodeo Today
Pretty Connte Sue Kirk is Ro-
deo hostess for this year's 14th
annual show. She is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kirk.
"I've been riding ever since I
can remember," she says. Her
father, who is president of the
Crosbyton association this year,
recalls that she began mastering
horsemanship when only three.
Connie says she thinks being
iodeo hostess will be enjoyable.
She knows many of the girl con-
testants and was an entry in the
flag race during the 1959 rodeo.
In school, the rodeo queen is a
seventh grader and prefers math
to other subjects. She is a Bap
tist, a member of the Girls Aux-
iliary and only last week return-
ed from the summer encamp-
ment at Floydada.
Go-Kart racing is one of her
hobbies, along with horseback
riding and swimming. She was
born in Crosbyton December 14,
Band Students To
Meet at Hall at 3
Today For Parade
Both Junior and High School
Band students are asked to meet
al the band hall today, Thurs-
! day, to take part in the opening
j parade of the 14th Annual Cros-
I byton Rodeo, Director Jesse Lan-
| cet said Tuesday.
Buses will be available to car
\ ry the band to the parade start-
I ing point, the director said.
Members are reminded to bring
their instruments which were ta-
ken home at the close of school.
The "Fight Song", which both
bands know, will be played dur-
ing the parade.
At 4:00 p.m. today, Thursday,
Rodeo Hostess Connie Kirk will
lead the big, traditional parade
which launches the 14th Annual
Crosbyton Rodeo. Show will be
held tonight, Friday and Satur-
This afternoon's parade is ex-
pected to be the longest and
most colorful in the past several
years. An increased number of
riding clubs from throughout the
area have indicated they intend
to be on hand.
Rodeo performance will begin
at 8:00 p.m. on each of the three
nights. Roland Reid, Fort Worth,
will again be the producer of
this year's show.
The rodeo association begins
its show this year free from a
burden of debt for the first time
in the Crosbyton Rodeo's history.
Officers hope to build up a little
reserve from the proceeds to use
Events in this year's rodeo in-
clude calf roping, steer riding,
bull dogging, double mugging,
bareback riding, saddle bronc
riding, cowgirls' barrel race calf
scramble and flag race.
Bill Kirk, in his first year as
president of the association, is
working hard to bring area fans
one of the best western shows
ever staged in this part of the
Kirk said producer Reid has
on hand some of the best buck-
ing stofk, hardest running calves
and wildest bulls ever seen here-
abouts. It all adds up to a lively
Besides Kirk, association offi-
cers include J. W. Jackson, vice
president: Preston Weaks, secre-
tary-treasurer; and directors W.
T. Barnett, A. R. Brakebill, Glen
Moody, Aries Graham, Jimmy
Barnett and Doyle Hinson.
Honorary directors are R. C.
Wood, Sam Grizzle and G. C.
Crosbyton P.-T A. and the Cub
Scouts will sell the programs at
rodeo performances. McAdoo Ex-
plorer Scouts and Crosbyton Boy
Scouts will have charge of the
Hugh Nation displays the plaque presented him for service as
president of the State Firemen's Association. Fire Chief Rhea
Campbell stands at left of Crosbyton's former chiel, and Tulia
Fireman T. S. Furlow at right.
Sultry Houston Convention Saw
Nation Voted Top Texas Fireman
Set at West Side
Church of Christ
A series of Gospel sermons is
scheduled to begin at the West
Side Church of Christ tonight,
July 20. The series will be a
J. S. L. Morse of Harmon. Okla.
will speak at the gatherings.
The church is located at the cor
ner of First and Grain Streets.
"We want to invite everyone
to come and hear Brother Morse"
;avs a church spokesman.
A string of memorable deeds
and eve..,s were recalled last
week when T. S. Furlow brought
a plaque to Hugh Nation, honor-
ing him for his past service as
president of the State Firemen's
and Fire Marshal's Association.
First thing that leaped to the
minds of veteran firemen was
that sultry Houston convention
in 1940 where a boisterous cam
paign won Hugh the fourth vice-
presidency of the association.
Crosbyton firemen turned out
in force for that one, passing out
brochures, demonstrating, work-
ing up rallies and parading a
now legendary banner. Four
town beauties were on hand—
Sadie Russell, Marian Littlefield,
Sue Vee Tussy and Margie Cald
Elected by Landslide
"As well as I can remember, it
was a landslide," says Tillman
Reeves. "We were all surprised,
"""h was from West Texas and
..e had a leai strong opponent
from the east."
Following tradition. Hugh
moved up to third vicc president
in 1941 and second in 1942. Wher
the heir apparent died, the Cros-
byton chief leap-frogged into the
president's chair by a vote of ac
clamation June 10, 1943.
The election was a climax in
Nation's 21 years as Crosbyton
fiie chief, a period in which he
led the group to become one of
the best volunteer organizations
in the state.
Only two years previously,
Hugh had spearheaded the re-
building of a burned out Pack
ard automobile into the second
booster truck in this section of
Rebuilt Into Booster
The gutted auto was taken to
the shop at City Power Plant,
where Nation was then superin-
tendent. Assisted by other mem-
bers of the department it was
completely reconstructed. Job
was finished in 1938 at a total
(Continued on Back Page)
Crosbyton's Hank Smith Chap-
ter of Future Farmers of Ameri-
ca was presented the highest Ho-
nor possible, The Gold Emblem,
yesterday at the 33rd annual
State FFA Convention being held
in Dallas at the Statler Hilton
Hotel, according to Harold Eades,
local advisor of the farm youth
Edmond Wheeless, son of Mr*
and Mrs. B. H. Wheeless, receiv-
ed the award for the local 62
member group of vocational ag-
Mike Moore, son of Mr.
Mrs. Frank Moore, and
Green Hand (freshman) of
FFA, is also at the three
convention and representing the
During the convention, which
started yesterday, the boys will
attend to business matters and
elect new officers. Other State a-
wards will be preseated before
more than 5,000 delegates and
their friends in attendance.
Membership in the state or-
ganization is nearly 40,000 boys.
The Crosbyton delegation will
return Friday evening following
the election of a State FFA
sweetheart, says Eades who ac-
companied the boys.
Last year Crosbyton's FFA
Chapter won a Silver Emblem A-
ward, which was the second
highest award possible on the
state level. "This year the boys
were determined to try for a
Gold Emblem Award at the first
of school and set up their pro-
gram of work with this goal in
mind, and they've made it," says
Officers of the organization
are Jimmy Jones, president; Ga-
ry Jordan, vice president; David
Ellison, sentinel; Charles Hill,
: reporter; Chuck Perkins, treasur-
er; Jerry Jones, secretary and
Harold Eades, vocational agricul-
ture teacher, serves as advisor.
City Engineer TeHs
Council City Wi!!
Need More Power
Crosbyton City Council heard
a report Tuesday night from
their engineer Jack Covington
of Abilene, eh*t another new en
gine would be necessary for the
municipal power and light plant
in 1962. Growth of the city and
the tremendous increase in the
use of electricity were given as
A second meeting to discuss
the need of an engine was set
for Wednesday night, July 26.
Financial advisers of the city
will be present.
The next engine should be a
900 KW unit, city officials be
lieve. Whether the financial
structure of the city utilities will
allow the bigger engine will be
the topic of next week's discus-
The Council also appointed
Jesse Lancet as civil defense
chairman for Crosbyton. and Don
McDermett his assistant.
Sharpshooter Tops on Team
Life is full of surprises. Petite
Virginia Lee Crawford \frent to
West Texas State College at Can
yon and became a champion
It all began when the physical
education department decided to
offer rifle practice during spring
semester of Virginias freshman
year. She began banging away.
Then last fall, her sophmore
year, a rifle team was organized
After dropping an opening con-
test at Tarleton, It went on to
beat Sam Houston State, TWU,
University of Oklahoma and
Frank Phillips Junior College
Top Team Shot
Virginia was one of the four
girls who stayed with the 6-
member team all year and let-
tered, oot only that but she was
Its top shot wfth a 297 average
out of a possible 300.
"I'd only shot a .22 about
twice before that, at a tin
an or something," Virginia says.
But I enjoyed this from the
The Crosbyton graduate dis
agrees with the theory that wo
men aren't very accurate marks
men. "We've got several that ar<-
pretty good on the team."
Wants To Runt
Coached by the school's army
ROTC sergeants, the WT girls'
team uses the same .22 caliber
match rifles which the ROTC
team fires. Although they learn-
ed all four firing positions, only
the prone was used in matches.
Sharpshooter Crawford, who
who looks quite gamin in her
pullover sweat shirt, and blue
jean rifleman outfit, says a
match Is fired on a 50-ft. range
with a 10 minute limit on each
10 bullseye card
She has never hunted game
with a fire arm but says she
would like to try It. She has
never firedia shotgun or a larger
caliber rifle either, and although
she plans to try, Virginia dosen't
think she will like the big kick.
Also Swims. Bowls
For pastime this summer,
Virginia is doing some swim
ming and bowling. Arrowhead
hunting and collecting are also
among her hobbies. However she
says she is really not much of an
athelete or outdoorsman.
The crack shot would like to
major in psychology at WT but
has to be satisfied with a minor
because the school dosen't offer
it. So she majored in history,
with special interest in Greeks
As for plans, Virginia doesn't
know what she will do when she
gets out except that "I'm not go-
ing to teach". Meanwhile she
will continue to mix fancy rifle
work with her more academic
LIFE IN RRIEW: Born March 13,
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Buy Gin at Wake
A large group of cotton farm-
ers from the Wake community
met Monday night to" continue
discussion of organizing a co-op
gin in that area, according to W.
II. Leatherwood, general chair-
man Negotiations are now being
made for the purchase of the
Wake gin; however, if the com-
mittee should fail to complete
this transaction, steps will be
taken to construct a new plant,
Mr. Leatherwood said.
Plans were made to sell at
least $70,000 of preferred stock.
I Committee chairmen include Ar
j nold Hodges, Henry Harris, Hor-
! ace Ratheal and Arvis Moore
j Anyone interested in purchasing
stock should contact one of these
A meeting is scheduled Mon-
j day night, May 24, in Pioneer
! Memorial Building for the pur
! pose of electing a board of direc
! tors for the proposed gin, and to
transact other necessary busi-
ness. All interested farmers are
urged to attend this meeting
2 Weeks Remain
in Spud Harvest
More than 25,000 sacks of No
1 potatoes have been shipped
from the Jack Renfro warehouse
here, according to Ed Wilson,
manager. This amounts to more
than 70 truckloads.
"These last ones have been
pretty muddy," Wilson says. He
believes the harvest, which has
brought 200 laborers hew, will
be finished within two weeks If
rains do not again interrupt
Two Wildcat (HI
Tests Slated for
j Crews for two new wildcat oil
; ventures south of Crosbyton were
I hunting living quarters in Cros-
(byton the past week. Only part
! of ti.em were able to find accom-
. The new wildcats, announced
I officially Tuesday, will be locat-
j ed five and 17 miles south of
Lipan Oil Co. of San Angelo.
an independent, will dig the No.
1 C. P. Witt as a 7',000-foot ex-
1 ploration to test through the Abo
to the Pennsylvanian about 17
miles south of Crosbyton with no
I nearby production.
! It is Vo-mile north of an 8,424
! foot duster, 1 \ miles northwest
. of a 4,500 foot duster, and \ \i,
I miles southeast of a 5,500 fool
Location spots at 660 feet from
north and 1,980 feet from west
lines of Section 86. block 8, H&-
Five miles southeast of Cros-
byton. Sinclair Oil and Gas. Co.
with headquarters in Midland
staked the No. 1 Ola Davidson
as a 5,000 foot Abo test. Only
nearby dry hole is Sinclair's re-
cently plugged 5,200 foot failure
21., miles northwest of explora-
Drill site is 1,980 feet from the
north and 660 feet from east
lines of Section 10, Block 28, H&-
Mahon Will Send
Plans to Norman
Spurred by local interest in
nuclear fallout shelters, Cham-
ber Manager Hallie Norman
wrote to ask Representative Geo.
Mahon for information on gov-
ernment aid toward their con-
Mahon's reply, which arrived
this week, was in part as fol-
"I am getting in touch with
appropriate officials here, ask-
ing them to furnish me with
their best available information.
"You and the citizens of Cros-
byton are to be commended for
your interest in this important
matter. 1 hope the people will
become increasingly aroused and
civil defense minded
"You will hear from me fur-
ther just as soon as 1 have re-
ceived the information which I
DIDNT DO IT I
Kenny Adams was- not one of
the boys who had to chop weeds
for two days at Camp Rio Blan-
co after being snared while
skulking about the Girl Scout
preserve early In July. Sheriff
Fletcher Stark gave the wrong
names to reporters from the Re-
view and Ralls Banner.
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