The Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 21, 1960 Page: 1 of 16
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Rogers to speak
at 8 p. m.
Congressman Walter Rogers will
speak at the school auditorium VOL. 70
in Claude Monday evening, April
25 at 8 p.m., according to Henry ,
Hamblen, president of the Ann-
strong County Farm Bureau.
Congressman Rogers will give
a report on happenings on the
Capitol scene. The report will in-
clude all matters of current in-
terest with emphasis on proposed
legislation that will be affecting
farmers and farming communi-
Henry Hamblen will act as
Master of Ceremony and Carl
Wood will introduce the speaker.
Congressman Rogers will fly
to Amarillo on Monday, April 25,
from Washington, D.C. and will
be the guest of the Armstrong
County Farm Bureau for this
Mr. Hamblen stated this week,
"We want to extend an invitaion
to everyone to hear Congressman
Rogers and deem it a priviledge
to have him with us."
Present plans are for a group
of Armstrong County citizens to
meet Mr. Roger's plane when it
arrives in Amarillo and escort
him to Claude. You may contact
the Farm Bureau office for more
information on this plan.
The Fairview Neighbors met
Wednesday morning, April 13, at
10 o'clock for the judging in the
Rural Neighborhood Progress
The morning was spent pre-
senting our accomplishments to
the judges, Miss Doris Leggitt,
former district agent, and Ted
Powell of KGNC.
We were happy to have as
guests Red Bell and Cecil Hub-
bard of Southwestern Public Ser-
vice, Bill Grisham and Miss Edith
CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 19G0
VViiaoii, uui uiabiiut/ ttgciioo,
Virginia Brunson, Mr. and Mrs.
B. C. Wooldridge, Bro. and Mrs.
Cecil Hardaway, Bro. J. J. Allison
and Carl Wood.
To finish things up everyone
enjoyed a fried chicken dinner
with all the trimmings.
here April 30
Claude Lions Club is making
plans to hold the annual Broom
Sale in Claude all day Saturday
April 30. This annual sale bene-
fits both the Lighthouse of the
Blind and the local Lions Club.
Claude Lions met in regular
A public hearing will be held
at the school auditorium here
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. by the
Texas Soil Conservation Service.
Issues to be discussed are the
division of the Staked Plains No.
135 Soil Conservation District,
which comprises Carson and Arm-
strong Counties and the forming
of two new districts in each
county proper. These hearings
are held prior to an election that
will be scheduled at a later date.
In another part of The Claude
News you will find two legal
Phil Campbell was re-elected notices explaining this meeting
president of the Board of Trus- Jn mQre delail
tees of the Claude Independent. Cotton John.s film( ..An Alas_
School District in their regulai jjan Adventure" will be shown
meeting held Tuesday, Apiil 12. f0ij0vving the meeting.
Roy Stephenson was re-elected Everyone concerned with soil
secretary of the boaid. Piior to conservation should attend this
meeting as an attempt is being
made to better the service in
both counties which should prove
an advantage to local farmers and
the election Henry Fields and
Roy Stephenson were sworn in
following their relection recently.
The trustees also canvassed the
return of the recent school elec-
A report was also given of
teachers who have not, at this
time, signed contracts for the
new school year. They are Wil-
liams, Moore, Mills, Harrell and
Approval was given for the
on Highway 287
The broad, new highway east
conduction of a summer remedial of Claude was the scene of two
reading program. Approximate separate auto wrecks at almost
cost will be $500. the same time and not very far
A new acetylene welder, at a apart Sunday morning.
cost of $100, was purchased and The first one car accident hap-
approval was given for payment pened about 11 a.m., 8 miles east
of $4,385.50 for a new 48-passeng- of town. Investigating officers
er school bus. It will be a 1960 thought is might have been
Ford B600. caused by high speed, inasmuch
Approval was given for two as the car was unable to make
weeks reserve training duty of a curve, rolling over three times.
Superintendent John Damron. It was reported to have skidded
June 20 to July 2. and rolled 147 ft. Only one man
Several trustees plan to at- was in the car. At this writing
tend the Panhandle School Lead- he is alive but in critical condi-
ers meeting in Canyon, April 30. tion in an Amarillo hospital,
at 5 p.m. The other one car accident
The trustees also hope to hire was thought to have been caused
a junior student from West Tex- by the driver going to sleep and
as State for band instructor next the car straddled the end of a
year. This will enable the school culvert, completely demolishing
to keep the same instructor two the car. The driver, a Catholic
years instead of one as in the Priest, was uninjured.
Minor changes were made in
the coaching staff. Carlos Roberts ,*
was appointed as head of boys in Gil ley home
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilley of
A report on elementary school Kilgore, Texas, are the proud
enrollment was given as follows, parents 0f a babv bov, born Fri-
see BOARD on page 9
Twin daughters in
day, April 15, 1960. The young
man is named Timothy Ray and
weighed 5 lb. 6 oz. The Gilleys
also have a daughter, Kimberley
Kay, age 1 %.
Just pride shown in new City
Hall and Fire Station here
A foreign exchange student,
Mr. Brahlm Ouerghi, of Tunisia,
is spending a week here with
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderson
are proud to announce the ar-
rival of twin daughters, Starla
Kay, who weighed 5 lb. 3Vi oz.
and Darla Raye, who weighed 5
lb, 6'^ oz. The young ladies were
born at 2:32 and 2:49 p.m. Sun-
day, April 17, 1960 at Northwest cieve anci Fredna Bennett. He
Texas Hospital in Amarillo. Gran- hopes to learn more about the
In the bottom picture are the dparents are Mr. and Mrs. C. D. poultry business. His work in-
Anderson of Crosbyton and Mr. C]udes instructing others in coun-
work. Fredna reports
1, T3 t i T-v like The all metal building is that has been designed for grass iexas. ivir. Anaerson is minister he js quite fond of hamburgers
Bagwefl asked Lion j"* JA\UsZ located just south of Tiny's fires as well as other-type fires of the Claude Church of Christ. and French fries. The news staff
The pictures above give you an
,uuc *" 1C* idpfl o; what the new city Hall three fire wagons ready to roll. Anaerson or urosDyton ana Mr. cludes ins
f/t % n u°r u TTn T[l and Fire Stim, in Claude looks The rear truck is the tank wagon and Mrs. J. P. Pratt Jr. of Ferris. ty agent
14 in Fellowship Hall of the First and *I1.e. bt"10" io a„lt u„on fn,- Texas. Mr. Anderson is minister lc
to give the invocation.
Two large banquet tables were
in the rural area. When such an They also have a son, Terry, al- hopes the Bennetts will bring him
In the top picture is a view of emergency call comes in two most three years old.
church; who served baked ham,
buttered potatoes, corn In cream
sauce, fresh cut vegetable plates,
sliced tomatoes, chowchow, plum
Voice of a siren
in the land
by for an interview.
The City fire whistle was mov-
ed by several of the fireman and
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Watson
set by the wonderful cooks of the the front of the buildlnB- showing trucks are usually dispatched to
the fire wagons ready for any farms anci ranches around the
emergency call. At the left is the area Hovering in the background
entrance to the City Hall. is Gib Bryan, one of the City
In the second picture is the Councilmen.
preserves butter hot rolls' coffee interior of the City Hall. The Thanks to the hard work of City Manager. Harold Nave Sat- and Mrs. Geo Goin atlended the
and peach cobbler. office has a four foot, natural the City Fathers and membeis of urday of last week. Located back funeral Wednesday of last week,
Bagwell asked secretary Rich- wood panel wainscoat. Above the the Volunteer Fire Depaitment, of the old City Hall, it was 0f Leroy Harris in Hedley. Mr.
ard Dewev to call the roll and paneling and the ceiling has this gives Claude an up-todate moved to a new steel tower just Harris was Mrs. Coin's nephew,
read the minutes of the last been finished in light green tex- equipment that can be used for back of the new fire station.
meeting tone. The remaining walls are any emergency from Civil De- This means it will be 200 feet only successful people know
Lion Glenn Wilkins introduced eteel and are finished in a fense to fire and other emergen- closer to Tom Henry Miller who the bitterness ol defeat.
Bee LION8 on last page slightly darker shade ol green. s e CITY on Ust page is our local bell ringer.
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Waggoner, William J. B. & Waggoner, Cecil O. The Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 21, 1960, newspaper, April 21, 1960; Claude, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth353766/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library.