The Crosbyton Review (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 23, 1962 Page: 1 of 8
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Gin COUNCIL .
Oliver,Allen and L. A. Garner
met with Crosbyton city council
Tuesday night to discuss possi-
ble paving extending length of
two blocks on Durham Avenue.
The two had been delegated
by a group of residents along
the strip of street to learn what
could be done. City agreed to
pave the section between Divi-
sion and Third streets if proper
negotiations were carried out.
There was some discussion of
mosquito control, and Mayor L.
H. Finch suggested that Secre-
tary Norton Barrett have town
However, City Health Officer
Dale Hhoades urged that spray-
ing be postponed until next
week. So, Crosbyton- asthma suf-
ferers and mosquitoes have a
few more days before the fogger
again s&llies forth.
* City accepted bids on oil for
the elcctric plant. Contracts went
to Crosbyton Oil C&iipany and
Humble Oil Company. Council-
men also discussed progress on
installation of new engine in
Council approved $1,200 worth
of repairs on city maintainer.
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Crosby County's 0lde«t Business Institution - Established January 7t 1909
VOLUME FIFTY-FOUR CROSBYTON. CROSBY COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. AUGUST 23. 1962
Jung Wins Irons,
Takes Flight in
PlajHrg in his first tourna-
ment, Harry Jung won Jhe eigh-
th flight at Floydada Sunday
and was awarded a set of irons.
He says he "played better than
I've ever played in my life."
Hulen Clifton and Bill-Crump
each finished second in the six-
th and iifth flights respectively
In all, Silver Falls Golf Club
was represented by six players.
Jess Winn, Alton Wallace and A.
R. Kin? rounded out the sestet.
Man Buried at
HARD TO GET
Although it has more civi-
lized history behind it than
any South Plains county,
Crosby is having a hard
time_ getting one of the
state's historic medallions. —
Officials have been work-
ing to get a medallion for
the Crosby Courtty Pioneer
Memorial Building museum.
The structure is a replica of
Hank Smith's Rock House
and is filled with historic
A group went to Amarillo
last weekend, to argue their
point with members, of the
state historic society.
"it just doesn't quite fit
our classifications," they
were told. "We'll just haVe
to think about it awhile."
— Representing Crosby were
Roy Terrell, Lorenzo; Jimmy
Rankin, Ralls; Mr. and Mrs.
John Harvey, Evelyn Low-
lie, Mr§. George Smith, Zlna
Lamar, Marie Lamar, — Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Walker and
Mrs. Walker's sister, Mrs.
Mirile Hodge, Brenham.
27 Boys Report
For First Day
01 Work Outs
Crosbyton Chiefs, 1962 version,
got thelT training underway
Monday, Coach Deane Wright
reports. Instead of the 32 boys
expected, only 27' have . reported
so far, he said.
"These boys who failed to re-
port are freshmenJl said Wright.
"This means we won't nar
ticularlv miss them this year,
but we will in future seasons.
We may be able to get them to
Coach Wright and other school
athletic' officials expressed their
thanks to the doctors at Crosby-
ton Clinic hospital for their free
physical check-ups of the boy:
and to Dr. John D. Cherry for
making mothpieces for them at
"These mouthpieces would
have cost-us five or six dollars,",,
said the coach, "but the cost of
materials was only about 60
He reminded local fans that
they can see their first local
football this season next Tues
day, Aug. 28, when the Chiefs
scrimmage Matador at Chieftain
Park at 7:30 p.m.
. -> -w- *.*1:5
on Walker Land
Hearing continues this morn-
ing, Thursday, on legal wrangle
over the Alleta Walker ranch
land. Judge Victor H. Lindsay of
72nd District Court listened to
testimony since early Tuesday.
White River Water District
has obtained a -condemnation of
the land so it may be used for
Funeral services for J. H. Mod-
a well, 69, former Crosby County
resident, were held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday in Tabernacle Baptist
Church in Lubbock-. Dr. BerrD.
Johnson and Rev. E. L. Bynum
officiated. Burial was in City of
Modawell, a retired insurance
salesman/ died Sunday at
in ill health since February. He
was a member of the Taber-
nacle Baptist Church.
The orother-in-law of Mrs. O.
B. Swindall of Crosbyton, Moda-
well farmed in the Crosbyton
area 10 years, from 1926 to 1936.
He had been a resident of Lub-
bock since 1943.
Survivors include his wife,
Myrtle; live son£, G. H- of Glen-
rose, I. B. of Levelland, J. A. of
Reno, Nev., Paul Ray and Ron-
ald, both of LubbOck; three sis-
ters, Mrs. Belle Bowley, Amaril-
lo, and Mrs. May Mckee and
Mrs. Paralee Myers, both of Dal-
las, and 12 grandchildren.
Among those atending the
services were Mr. and Mrs: O. B.
Swindall, Mr. and "Mrs^ Alviri
Swindall, Mrs". Elmer Richard-
son and Mrs. Don Ferree, all of
Crosbyton, and Mrs. James
By PAT BENNETT
employees for parks in a state
of 10 million inhabitants.
The "City of Houston alone
spends $2.3 per year on its city
/,-parks. This means the City of
Houston is spending five times
as much on municipal parks as
the entire state of Texas.
Even Rhoade Island, tiniest ot
the 50 states, spends twice as
much on its- parks as does Tex-
Some state parks look very
well under this austere regime
—Mackenzie Park in Lubbock,
lor instance. But most persons
don't realize that Mackenzie
State Fark is, in reality, operated
by the City of Lubbock. ,
Efficient park management
has become a profession," says a
recent Reseatch League, report,
"For example, gf&duates of Tex-
as Tech College of ^Horticulture
and Parks Management Depart-
ment- have -taken—respo
positions with. . . National Parks
and Forest Systems."
None of these have been em-
ployed by-the Texas parks sys-
tem, however. Retired farmers,
merchants and a scattering of
people with other backgrounds
ha vetrecn ^employed, but no p.
Tillman Reeves pauses briefly before driving this old buggy in
the parade which was an afternoon event of West Texas Pioneers
and Old Settlers Reunion Friday. Rfeeves rebuilt the buggy, which
had been through a fire in Tennessee, during 1958 for Crosbyton's
Goldne Julibee celebration. His hobby is woodwork and the pro-
ject fitted his fancy. The horse, which is looking inquisatively in-
to: the camera. is"namedi*Brownie"and^eio gstorrthje^ridweIl
at Farmer Has Tragic Climax
A birthday party for pretty
Maria Lisa Escobeda turned into
a tragedy for the 18-year-old
Latin girl over the weekend. Her
father, Manuel Escobedo, was
killed in a fight after disagree-
ment with some guests.
Frank Robledo, 25, is being
held for the slaying which took
place at the Escobedo house on
the Tom Oats farm two miles
west of Farmer. Also being held
are Felix Orta and Estoy Marti-
About 30 persons were attend-
Review cameraman caught two area old timers shaking hands
before a mantlepiece laden with symbclic clocks Friday. Boney
Winkler, right came to Kalgary in 1899; O. B. Buck. left, arrived
at the new city of Crosbyton in 1917.
Five Hundred Attend Reunion in
Memorial Building, Hear Program
More than 500 persons attend- smoothly.
the reservoir. Attorney represent-
ing the Walker estate is asking
an'injunction on grounds the
settlement was unfair and ille-
"> Much of the testimony has
centered over land condemned
which will be above the high
water line. On advice of other
reservoir authorities, local board
had this land condemned also
so the shoreline and sanitation
can be controlled.
Attorney for the Walkers ar-
gues that state police powers
are • granted so th&t ' the board
can control the sanitation "with-
out acquiring the land. Hearing
is expected to end today.
Among Tech Grads
A number of Crosbyton area
students are among more than
500 candidates for degrees at
sumer commencement .of Texas
Technological College, August
_ ..Crosbyton residents are.-'Nor-
ma n W. Brints, bachelor of
science degree in agricultural
economics, and William. Bert
Grimes, bachelor of science de-
gree in mathematics.
Wiliiam Riley Hunsucker, Mc-
Adoo, will receive a bachelor of
business administration degFee
Afton, will be graduated with a
bacheloi of science degree in el-
ed the West Texas Pioneers and
Old Settlers Reunion held Fri-
day in Crosby—County Pioneer
Memorial Building. It was one
of the largest gatherings in re-
cent history of the event.
A total of 465 persons regis-
tered at the main entrance, and
a number of others came inside
through the side entrances. The
weather was perfect for the re-
union, and program went very
James Reddell, an old friend,
had dinner with us Sunday. He
has become a "Caver", a "spe-
lunker", one of those persons
who crawls around in caverns
for amusement. ~
" He was full of yarns of 40 feet
crawlways, rope descents into
darkness and the other peculiar
thrills of the caver. That, accord-
ing to him, is living.
There are few caves of any in-
terest, he said/ on the plains.
That's just fine with me. Carls-
bad Cavern is my. idea of a good
<^avQ to visit; they've got an ele-
vator to take you out. '
W w tr
have had a vague feeling, over
the years, that the Hank Smith
' Rock House area should be
made into a state park.
In the light of Texas pinch-
penny policies toward its other
state parks, any such move
seems..very "doubtful: The state's
lawmakers have shown little in-
tere.«It in developing the' great
Over the last 10 years, this
state has averaged spending on-
ly $34S,591.80 annually on all ot
its. paaks. ,lt~has. only-&Q.XuUUme-|~ re-~fwt~-bH n g nmtfc-tm "Mrs
Hignlights of the day included
principal address by Frank Ju-
nell, Lubbock; dedication of the
building's new Russell McCurdy
museum wing and old fiddler's
contest in the afternoon —
, Nine antique ears led the par
ade late that afternoon. With
them were a motley collection of
carts, carriages, horses— includ-
ing one side saddle— floats and
a tandem bicycle.
Bill Mayes and some of his
Ral's Explorer Scouts were at
the reunion laying tu identify'
various graves Jn the Emma ce-
metery. Putting the ancient
graveyard in order is a project
of the organization.
A number of Crosby county's
most lamous personages are
buried in Emma cemetery plots.
Among ;!ksi- a.o Mr. and Mrs
Hank ?mith and Mr. and Mrs.
California. A former resident, hej^P'-n W-Murray, founders of the
is a graduate of Crosbyton high *'rst newspaper on the South
Ronald Davis, 28,
Killed in Wreck
Funeral services for Ronald
Davis. ?8. have been scheduled
today, Thursday, in Sacramento,
Davis was a member of Cali-'i
fornia's highway patrol. While
speeding to the scene of another
accident, he met two slow moV-
Thirty plaques have been sold
for the? new wijug o 1 the Memqr-
ial Building and many were on
display Friday/ Mrs. Guy Den-
ing oars side by side, veered in- 1 ,on h;,s boon contacting families
to the .pitch*to avoid them ami °*'* Settlers to learn if they
was 7f at ally Injured Saturday. " T wiAll plaques.
Memorial services wtye held ! ^ number of spaces remaih to
at Barstow Tuesday afternoon. ^ filled, and building board
'avis' mother is Mrs. I.eqnnrd hope^ locomplete sale of these
Autry, and his grandmother is | within the near future. Names
1 Mrs J M Bennett \of deceased persons coming to
Mrs. Willard Richardson, his I Crosby <ounty before 1.92a are
It seems strange that therb is
a movement in Austin to claim
Padre Island for a state rather
than a national park. Everyone
admits that even basic repairs
attnt, flew to California Monday
to attend the final rites'
i C. D. CASH
C. D. Cash was chosen presi-
dent of the Quarterback Club at
new year Monday night. He
takes the place of Roy Ratheal.
president for the past year.
Beating Wife Among
Cases Over Weekend
A man Who socked his" wife
and another who had too much
hard drinking liquid were a-
morig the minor cases investi
gated by Sheriff Fletcher Stark
and deputies during recent days
Robert Earl Coppage, 25, is out
on $500 bond after he allegedly
had a brawl with his wife-Sun-
day night. The Crosbyton Negro
Is Charged with aggrevated as
Aaron Granger, Crosbyton,
was arrested Saturday night
with a \ aried collection of vod-
ka, beer and gin. Court decided
it was too much and fined him
C. D. Cash Named
- Other officers are Charles
Freeman, vice-president, and
Olin Pinkston, secretary. The
club meets every Monday night
during the football season.
ed, including the sale of reser-
ved season tickets, football pro-
grams, and the- junior high
school athletic program. Supt.
Sam Hawkesj.jvas present and
discussed the neW physical ed-
ucation program being required
bv the state
This program has resulted in
ing the birthday dance, accord-
ing to Sheriff Fletcher Stark,
and strong drink flowed freely.
The cause of the dispute is not
clear but Robledo and others
left in a huff to arm themselves.
They returned at 1 a.m. Sun-
day and the shooting began. Es-
cobedo, 41, was armed with a
butcher knife but fell before a
flying bullet. Martinez is also
said to have fired into the house
and Orta is alleged to have re-
turned tc fir'e on Escobedo's be-
half with a .22 rifle.
Robledo admitted that he
thought it might well be his bul-
let which struck the girl's fath-
er, -'Stark says. A ballistics -test
is pending on the slug which
lodged in Escobedo's liver.
A rear window was""smashed
by a bullet in one of the cars
which brought the angry men
back to the Escobedo residence.
Martinez and Orta are being
bond is $5,000. All are now in
jail at Crosbyton.
The body" of Escobedo has
been transported to El Paso
where funeral services were to
be "held today, Thursday. Survi-
vors include his wife and five
other children now residing in
Are Needed for
Crosbyton's Public: Housing
Project still has two vacancies,
one ir. the Latin section and the
other in the Negro section, Mrs.
said—this week.Applications for
admission to these two units are
being accepted, she said.
The white units are full, bui
there are very few eligible appli-
cants on the waiting list, she
pointed out. Persons., desiring
Several maUorswere-diseuss-] tmeOfmeseunTtTwIien they be-
some curtailment of junior high
matchel athletic games.
■ • — o ——
Little League President
j- Alton Wallace has been elect-
president of Crosbyton's Lit-
! tie League for another season.
•An informal coffee and cake | J. L>. Sheer will serve as vice-
get-together drew a good crowd | president in the 1963 season. "
of candidate Dennis Taylor's j ■ , v
to his • Fi-Ungim was named sec-
retary Hallie Norman will be
treasure.' and Si Swindall playei
friends and supporters
home here Saturday night.
Taylor is running on the Re
publican ticket for the seat in 1
the United States House of I
Representatives which has been
occupied for many "years by
Purpose of the gathering Sat-
urday was to announce tentative
plans to officially launch' his
eampatg- i-4fl«— Septem-
Begin Classes in
Kindergarten classes will
gin a' 9 a.m
SA Group Discuss
we already have.
"It would take $425,000 for
basic repairs that are needed in
my region," says Bob Magourik,
region II ranger. "That isn't to
modernize or add anything
fContinued on Back Page) ,
teacher. Sessions will be held in1 noon in
the small building behind the Jones,
^Anyone welshing to enroll a
year-old in the program should
telephone Mrs. Mayes at 5591.
Tuition Is $15 per month.
Various phases of welfare
work were discussed when Cros-
Pternbor ^ I hytpn nAlrnxy ■
s. Truett Mayes, I committee met Monday
the office of Gafnet
Norton Barrett, local chairman,
announced that the fund' drive
will be held the third week in
October. Garnet Jotxes- will again
be campaign chairman.
Jr. Harmony Club
Pushes Plans For
September Even t, ir —
- Tiff?" Junior Harmony Club
members and their sponsors.
Mrs. J. W. Wood and -Mrs. Jim
Blagg, are planning with enthu-
siasm the September S meeting,
which will be an open house for
t«ei- member«. aad. ,spon.«4-
sors. The open house will be in
the home of Mrs. Wood.
Being as the club was organiz-
ed and federated in 1951, Mrs.
Woods requests anyone having
serapbooks, yearbooks, or other
m<Tterial available since that
time, i.o please contact her.
The offices of chief umpire
and official scorekeeper will be
paid posts next year. Anyone
wishing to apply -for- these may
do so at the Chafnber of com.
qaerce of fice, ; ^ ^ _i
- Lit t: ^League season-will—
gin May J again next season, ac-
cording to Wallace and Don Fer-
ree. who served as scorekeeper
this year. Early starting date al-
lows this league to participate
in All State tournament.
come available because of va-
cancies should get their appli-
cations in now, Mrs.—Smith
Eligibility and the amount of
rentals in tbc project are con-
of children in the family, and
reliability «f the applicant. Mrs.
Smith said she would be glad to
explain "details to interested per-
sons at her office, located at the
Third and Berkshire housing.
Mrs. Smith, who has been with
the authority for six weeks, is
already well..acquainted with,
the housing project. She has
been "chooled in the duties of
the office by . PHA representa-
tives-from Fort Worth.
Planned in Gity
Much favorable comment has
been heard since it was an-
nounced last week that the Sa-
bin polio vaccine program would
be sponsored in Crosbyton by
the local MedicaL. Association.
"I was afraid we were going
to miss it," said one woman.
"I've been reading where other
counties around us were having
this business and I hoped some-
one would get it going here."
There have been no cases of
polio as yet this year in Crosby
county County health officer
Wayne Houser Is hoping that
luck and this Sabin program
will keep the dread disease from
Tho Sabin oral vaccine will be
administered on sugar cubes in
mid-September. County pharma-
ceutical society is cooperating
by -preparing the vaccine.
Officials are discussing ~Z the
possibility of dividing the cir-
cuit into major and minor lea-
gues. At present rate, the league
is gaining about 20 players a
year, and the only alternative
seems to b« adding another
A minor league would allow
younger boys to play regularly,
whereas they now spend a good
deal of time riding the bench. If
the scheme could be worked oat,
officials believe it would ,b%
much be^er for the players. ^
The newly discovered Sabin
preventative is shipped in 100
dose vials. It must be. used im-
mediaTeiy*affer'~Tlfawed '"&¥ it"
loses its potency. ~
City hearth officer Dale R^
Rhoades emphasizes that every-
one, regardless of age or race,
should take the. vaccine. Even
those immunised by Balk vac-
cine can still be-*'carriers until
they have taken the Sabin pre-
There will be three doses at
separate times and each resident
must take all three. Each of the ■
tnrpr ?iim?tFfft "Sabrrr" wcrtner -
immunizes the taker from a dif-
ferent strain of polio virus.
Ralls is also to have a similar
program at the same time. Lo-
renzo had a Sabin campaign
earlier whjch was sponsored by
the Jaycee organization there.
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