The Crosbyton Review (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 5, 1962 Page: 1 of 8
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Managers drew for Little Lea-
gue players from a pool of 97
boys signed up for this year's
program in a meeting held Mon-
A new team has been added
because of the bumper crop of
players, says Don Ferree. Named
"the Braves", it' will- have Bob
Butler as manager and Jack
Brashear as coach.
Butler worked with Dale Neff
and the champion McAdoo In-
dians last season.
Officials agreed that ground
rules will be the same as last
year. Starting time for the first
game will be 6:30 p.m. and sec-
ond game, 8 p.m.- Games will be
five innings long with no inning
begun after 9:30 p.m.
Ghief umpire will be Bert
Teams were lined up as fol-
Indians: Brian Webster, Wen-
dell Neff, Lance Morris, Jerry
French, Bill Tidwell, Phil Morris.
Dwight Hickman, Mike Fox, Ter-
ry French, Neeley Powers, Bob
Tidwell, Dwight Harris. Mana-
ger Dale Neff, Coach Joe Me-
Braves: John Castillo, Edward
Caskey, Ronald Brixey, Pat Guz
man, Roy Pennick, Tracy Jordan,
Gary Cash, Jerry Robinson, Kitz
ParkerJim Smith, De Wayne
Moore, Don Hines, Pete Flores,
. Eddie Weaver, Jim Garcia, Ken-
neth Brashear, Reggie Wheeler.
Manager Bob" Butler. Coach Jack
Brashear. .. ...
Cardinals: T. Fillingim, - Bob
Cooper, John Rodriquez, Tim
Baize, Miguel Casanova, Byron
Kendricks, Danny Samples, Jim-
my Dunn, Randy Watson, Jim-
my Winn, Marc Lowrie, Gary
Dunlap, Mickey Witt, - Grant
Simmons, John Ellison, Alfred
Rodriquez, Billy Cander. Mana-
ger Jim Dunn. Coach Dick Mc-
- Dodgers; Teddy Tedford, Joe
Freeman,. E. Ferria, Eddie Bal-
lard, Mike Marley, Randy Tyler,'
Jesse Mecado, Whitney Hash,
Randy Miller, Mike Farris, Mac
Lewis, Kelly Cash, Lloyd Green,
Vic Vorrctt,- Mark Buck, Joe
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Crosby County's Oldest Business Institution — Established January % 1909
VOLUME FIFTY-FOUR CROSBYTON. CROSBY COUNTY. TEXAS, THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1962
Smith, Greg Freeman. Manager
Charles Freeman. Coach J. C.
Giants: Randy Holman, Eddie
Cunningham, Ronald Fowler,
Jesse Guzmani Armuello Osuna,
Rafuile Scabar, Jesse Diah, Gary
Reed, Charles Puhalcado, Terry
Cunningham, Tommy Thomp-
son, John Garcia, Armand A-
auna, Phillip Warren, Larry Mc-
Eachern, Gerald Fowler, Arvin
Gowens. Manager Donnie Rich-
(Continued on Back Page)
Monitoring Device of SCS to
Tell Amount of Radio Activity
"The Soil Conservation Service
personnel are prepared for radio-
logical monitoring, if the need
ever arises," says Alton Taylor,
conservationist. "Monitoring of
radio-active contamination will
be done here with the equip-
ment furnished by the office of
-Crivil Defence -MobtHgatienr—-r——
"In carrying out the job the
SCS has set up some 3000 of the
monitoring stations all over the
nation. The personnel at these
stations are prepared for moni-
toring and providing technical
guidance on protection against
and remedial measures to be ta-
ken to minimize the radiation
hazards to persons, property and
products. The SCS's chief respon-
sibility would be to check agri-
culture lands, water used "for
agriculture purposes, stored or
Bill Odom States His Program
as Candidate For Commissioi
W. .C. Odom is this week mak-
ing' his official statement in his
candidacy for re-election as
commissioner, precinct 2. It is
TO THE PEOPLE OF PRECINCT
TWO. CROSBY COUNTY
...In making jny statement as
candidate for the office of Coun-
ty Commissioner, Precinct 2, I
want to first thank you for the
opportunity, and privilege I
have had of serving the people
of this precinct for the past four
years. It has been a pleasure,
and the people have been most
cooperative in all respects. '
.. You realize that the commis-
sioners job is not a small one,
and carries with it. a great re-
sponsibility, and you the people
have been very kind, and con-
siderate when I could not do as 1
would liked to have done.
I have no apologies to make
as to how I have conducted
the office. I have done the
very best that I knew how;
however, it takes the ordinary
man awhile to get his feet on
the ground. I have been, to four
schools for County Judges and
Commissioners, and feel that I
have brought something back to
this county that«may .in time be
worthwhile. I feel that in my
association with the court I have
won the respect of at least the
most of them. When this has
been accomplished prencinct 2
can start to move. Fleamed this
while playing ball. You must
have the cooperation of the team
before you can win. I also learn-
ed this; the team that handles
and carries the ball the most is
the team that wins. I know" that
you get tired of hearing me say,
we just don't jhave money to dj
things. I hope""you don't get arty
mor* tired than I do saying it. I
hfive a plltn that J have worflt'd
on for the last three years. I
have traveled some 5000 miles,
and have the facts and figures
to back up what I* have in mind.
I don't want to be like n nndi-
date two years ago in Hnothei1'
precinct. He was going to sav *
more money than they had to
spend. I will not be re you with
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Hallie Smith Asks
For Office Of.
TO THE VOTERS" OF
For the first time in my life
I am asking the people of Cros-
by County to vote for me for a
public office. I seek the office of
county treasurer." ,
The majority of the people
know me, as I was born and
raised in the county, and moved
away for'only a few years dur-
ing my lifetime. To you who do
not know me, I finished high
school at Crosbyton and have a
husband- and' four girls and all
went to school at Crosbyton.
I am afraid it will be impos-
sible for me to see each and ev-
ery voter, due to finances and
illness in the family. But I ear-
nestly and sincerely seek your
vote and Influence, and if and
when I am elected, I will serve
the people in this county to the
best of my ability. Thank you.
Mrs. Homer (Halile) Smith
harvestable commodities and
livestock and their products."
All SCS personnel have recent-
ly received necessary training to
db this work, he said.
The equipment used will give
information as to the kind and
amounts of radiation .present.
Proper handHng-of-a-ny situation
depends on what kind and how
much there is to contend with.
"The earth receives radiation
all the time from the sun," he
pointed out. '"These amounts are
small and of no particular con-
cern. Our interest is if manmade
radiation is ever produced that
would or could be a hazard.
"It is this radiation that we
are prepared to keep a check
on," Taylor underlines.
Win First, Second
McAdoo high, students out-
pointed their opponents in- dis-
trict academic and literary e-
vents held recently. Eagles gar-
nered 96 points followed by Pea-
cock with 56.5 and Girard. 32
In the elementary division.
McAdoo was second with 58
points behind Jayton with 70
and" Of" Peacock Wittr standing-ovations.
30, according to figures released
through the office of Superin-
tendent Henry Teague.
Marcy Smolen won first , place
in high school ready writing for
the home folks. Team of Martha
Moore and Roy Lee Neff was
second behind Peacock in spell-
ing and ready writing.
Linda Fay Powers was first
and Natalie Neff was second in
elementary ready writing. Otner
winners were listed in last
' - There's hope fh sight for
farmers who have^to rise in
the middle of the night to
switch irrigation water.
Lewis Cogdell has invent-
ed a device which will do
the work automatically. He
is currently making tests
and his patent is pending on
The "automatic irrig."
tion water changer" is now
in operation on the land of
Mrs. W. P. Lamar, being
farmed by Vernon Wheeless,
west of Crosbyton.
Cogdell invites anyone in-
* .terested to go out and have
a look." The <>osbyton,^v iall
carrier says this should, b£-a*
- real-boon to everyone hav-
ing their sleep disturbed be-
fore a hard day on the trac-
A revival meeting is now in
progress at the Pentecostal
Church of God. Services are held
each night at 7:30 p.m.
Evangelist Marie Hutchison is
doing the preaching. The public
has an invitation to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. . Elma Cum-
mings of Canyon were supper
guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs.
Garnet Jones. -
Turner Slips Out
Back To Elude
Deputy L. T; Starkey, nabbedr
Robert Turner on a check law
offense at Lorenzo, March 30.
The Negro had passed three bad
checks totaling approximately
$25 at a Lorenzo grocery.
On the pretext of saying good-
bye, Turner went inside a house.
He wasn't seen again until Lub-
bock officers arrested him in 1he
hub City the following day. Sher-
iff Fletcher Stark picked him up.
Turner paid off on th« bad
checks and was fined $66.45.
Elsewhere, a fine of $87.50 was
assessed Johnny D. ' Cefuentes,
Crosbyton, on Charges of drunk-
enness and simple assault,
March 30. Deputy Paul Ely made
Robert Sawyer was picked up
by Sheriff Fletcher Stark and
Policeman Otho . Ottwell on
charge of DWI. He was fined
$130 and sentenced to three days
in jail. ; -
Revival to Start
at Omega Baptist
A revival will begin at the 'J-
meca Baptist Church F'iday,
April 13, according to Rev. O. W.
Pierce, pastor. It will continue
through April 22.
Evangelist H. M. Scruggs will
preach at services held at 10:30
a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. Pierce
says the public is invited to at-
Differing from the usual, Cros-
byton Independent School Dis-
trict's annual trustee election
this year is creating much inter -
Finch Will Serve
Third Term As
With no opposition, the three
incumbents were re-elected to
Crosljyton city council in a light
Mayor L. H. Finch, was re-e-
lected for his third term at head
of the gity government. He ser-
ed one term as a councllmah
prior to taking the mayor's of-
Councilman Jack P. Martin
and Ted Karr were again elect-
ed, Martin for his third term and
Karr for his sophomore. Other
holdover councilmen are Glenn
Brashear, C. D. Cash and Guy
Thompson. ." '.
Vote was .as follows: Finch,
45; Martin, 44; Karr, 45, accord-
ing to Norton Barrett, city, sec-
Mrs. Truett Mayes
New Vice President
14th District P-TA
Mrs. Truett Mayes was elected
vice-president of "14th1 District"
Texas Congress of Parents and
Barbecue Rally Launches Taylor
Campaign to Upset George Mahon
Get the government out of
your business and your pocket-
book—this wAs1*1 the principal
theme of Denrtis Tayior speaking
at a Republican rally held in
the Pioneer Memorial Building
Saturday afternoon late.
Taylor, who is running for the
U. S. congressional seat occupied
by Democrat George Mahon.
thus launched his campaign. He
condemned wastefulness in gov-
"If they don't have it to spend,
they won't spend it," the Crosby-
ton farmer said in support of his
proposal to reduce taxes. He em -
phasized his opposition to the
New Frontier's "plunge into
In other points he suggested
cutting off aid to Communist
satellites, promoting the idea of
limited government, outlawing
the Communist party in the U.S.
and blocking federal aid to ed-
ucation. He was given" "two
Although 250 persons attended
the barbecue rally, Republican
organizers were openly disap-
pointed about the small number
of Crosby county residents there.
Observers variously blamed the
early hour, apathy and reluct-
ance of citizens to admit they
were thinking of voting GOP.
Craig McDonald, county Re-
publican co-chairman, emceed
the events. Rev. Otis Testerman
ottered the invocation. . -
Fourteen counties were repre-
Karr Asks Support of Voters In
May Election on Clerk's Office
TO THE CITIZENS OF
In announcing for re-election
tq the .office of county clgrk. may
f take'this opportunity .^ ac-
quaint you with some of my be-
liefs and desires concerning my
candidacy for reflection.
First,' I would like to express
my^deep appreciation to you for
allowing me' tffe privilege of
serving as County Clerk. It is
an honor that I will not soor for-
get. To be associated with the
citizens of our county is.a plea-
sure, and I deem myself fortu-
nate To be abte to serve all of
The office of County Clerk
charged with many and varied
duties, I firmly-believe that my
record in the past will f>rove that
I.have the necessary ability and
qualifications to perform these
duties to the satisfaction of all
the citizens of our,county. Should
I be re elected, I pledge the'same
courteous and efficient service
in the future that I have render-
In the past. '•
It is my intention and desire
to see each voter prior to the e-
- JAMES^T. KARR #
lection. However the many du-
ties of this office will not permit
me to do so. Should I fail to see
each voter personally, I sincere-
ly hope that you will allow me
your continued support and in-
James T. Karr
sented including Bailey, Lamb,
Hale, Lubbock, Floyd, Crosby,
Terry, Dickens, Lynn, -Taylor,
Deaf Smith, CastTo, Potter, and
Farwell, N. Mex.
Candidates who spoke at the
meeting include Joe Phillips and
Giles Miller, candidates for Con-
gressman at large; 'Ellis Debrill,
candidate for lieutenant gover-
nor; Jack Christie, Brownfield,
candidate for State Senator of
the 28th District, and John Zahn,
candidate for State Senator of
the 30th • District,
A resolution was passed which
read in part: "We recommend
Sen.'John Tower of Texas for
demanding a full investigation
of the Billie Sol Estes enter-
Teachers, at the annual Spring
Conference held Monday and
Tuesday in Brownfield.
Mrs. Truett Mann, president of
Crosbyton P.-T. A., and Mrs.
Mayes attended the ..Monday
night session. Delegates to Tues-
day's session included: Mmes.
Mann, Mayes/ Elmo Medlock,
Cleta Ellison, Brice Allen,'Tony
Edinburgh, Donville Moore. Mr.
and Mrs. Dennis Taylor and Mr.
and Mrs. L. E. Treat.
Present for the life member-
ship banquet Tuesday • night
were Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr.
and Mrs. Mayes and Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Treat.
est among voters. Observers arc.
predicting a big turn-out of vot-
ers for the election to be held
Saturday in Pioneer Memorial
Building. Polls will open -at 8 a.
m. and close at 7 p.m.
Four candidates appear on the
ballot for the two places that
are vacant this year. Donald
Wooten, present board member,
is opposed by Brice Allen, Mt.
Blanco, for Place 6 on the board.
Two newcomers, Harold Hodges
and Bob Perkins, are the candi-
dates for Place
For the first time • this year
voters will select candidates by
places rather than voting for the
entire ticket at one time. The
new method is due to a change
in state regulations.
Some of the candidates have
been campaigning actively for
the positions, an unusual situa-
tion for school board members.
Interested citizens have' also
been taking part in the cam-
paigns, and school politics have
at times becoine quite heated in
the past two or three weeks.
— School officials are urging
citizens to cast their ballots Sat-
urday in order that the selec-
tions will represent the choice of
the district rather than that of a
few. Turnouts for trustee -elec-
tions in the past have usually
been lefes than 100 voters.
P-TA to Install
April me«tl<;£ of Crosbyton
Parent-Teacher Association will
be held next Tuesday. April 10,
at the grade school auditorium.
Next year's officers will be in-
stalled, with Mrs. Wynon'Mayes,
14th District vice-president, as
the installing officer.
Mrs. Buster R<?fd will be in
charge of the program.
Edna Stroud, 20
Funeral services for Edna Cora
Stroud, 20, a resident of Crosby-
ton all her life until two years
ago, were held at 3 p.m. Wed-
nesday at the Crosbyton First
Baptist Church. Rev. O. A, Pierce
officiated. . *
Mrs. Stroud died at 1 a.m.
Monday in a Houston hospital.
She had been making her home
in Houston since leaving Crosby-
ton. The body was brought to
Crosbyton Tuesday, where King
Funeral Home was in charge of
Survivors include her hus-
band, John; tw) sons, Craig and
Jay, both of the home; her
mother, Mrs. Jessie May Loath-
erwood, CroSbv J on, and iwo
brothers. James Leatherwood,
Houston, and Guy Leatherwood,
Pallbearers were Gene Brown,
Edmund Brown, Holt Bishop,
Howard Bishop, Charlie Johnson,
E. T. Meyers, Gene Johnson and
Cecil Berry Seeks Re-eleciion to
Office of Crosby County Judge
More Honors in
Crosbyton students again took
a fair share of honors as more
results from grade school inter-
scholastic literary events were
made public this week
Sharon Suther and Marilyn
Sue Treat finished first for Cros-
byton in the seventh and eighth
grade plain writing contest. They
were followed by teams from
Petersburg and Idalou.
Lynn Hodges came in- second
in number sense behind "Silver
ton contestant. Ralls finished
Crosbyton - picture memory
team, composed of Rebecca Rod-
riguez, Joe Stegall, Leonard Ste-
wart, Janice Faubus, Vikki
.Tones, Mike Farris, Mark Lowr-
ie, Vic Verett, Jacque Self and
Helen Harris, finished ' second.
Ralls was first and ""Silverton
Ralls and Crosbyton teamr
tied for third in the spelling and
plarfl writirtg' competition be-
hind Idalou and a Silverton-
Petersburg tie. Team was com-
posed of Troylene Webb and
Ready writing results are no^
yet in. Troylene Webb's spelling-
plain writing paper was perfect
and was sent in to Austin to be
Added to Staff at
Bert Travis was employed to
assist J. W. Brandon in his dures
as custodian by commissioners
meeting at the courthouse Mon-
day. Travis, also a Ralls resident,
will receive a monthly salary of
In other action, commissioners
authorized Sheriff Fletcher Staik
to repair the shower In the coun-
Carl Ingram Is
Again In Race
for J. P. Prect. 2
I am deeply grateful for the
favor you bestowed on me in
electing me as your Justice of
the PeajCe, Prect. 2, Crosby Co.
I have served with some de-
gree of satisfaction to me in this
place for more than three years.
1 like the work and if I am re-
elected I will give the duties of
this office the best there is in
me in an endeavor to give you
the best possible, service. We are
especially gratified that I have
no opponent in the Democratic
Primary. - " ^
Mrs' rngram join& me in say-
ing "Thank You" for all past
favors, and we both assure you
that It is always a pleasure to
serve you in any way possible.
We hope to merit your contin-
ued good will and friendship.
Thanks a million!
Carl.C. and Mrs. Ingram
TO THE PEOPLE OF
In asking to be re-elected to
the Office of County Judge, I
think for the benefit of those
who do not know me you should"
know sometuirfg about me and
my family. I am 55 years old
-and-have,been in-Crosby -Coun-
ty for the past 36 years, except
for the..timfi...Lspent .in„tbe— ser-
vice duiing World War II. My
family at this time consists of
my wife, Irene; our son, Mar-
shall, my elderly mother, and I.
My wife and I have reared five
boys and three girls. When our
youngest son, Marshall, gradu-
ates from high school this spring
he will be the last of eight re-
ceiving high schoql diplomas
from Crosbyton High school. Sov-~
eral of our children have gone on
to college and graduated. Mar-
si all is also planrjcT tc attend
college next fall. We are very
thankful to all of yo'i who have
given me employment so our
children could go to high school
In this county the County
Judge is the Juvenile Judge and
has control of all juvenile, cases
involving children from H to 17
years of age. I belieVe the exper-
ience in rearing a family has
been" most beneficial to me as
the Juvenile Judge. I seek divine
guidance and try at all times to
deal with boys and girls as I
would want any judge to deal
with my boy or girl if they were
The County Judge is also Pro-
bate Judge. I have heard 237
cases in which many wills and
many, many thousands of dol-
lars worth of property and mon-
ey were involved with as many
as 42 distant relatives in one
case. Thousands of dollars were
distributed to them without a
law suit or reversal. I give much
of the credit concerning the pro?
bate cases to the attorneys who
prepared the wills and papers.
In Crosby County the County
Judge is the Criminal Judge In
misdemeanor cases. During tho
time I have been in office I have
heart! and disposed of 724 cases:
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