Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1960 Page: 1 of 16
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You never saw
such a mess
Have you tried to get from
South Claude to North Claude
lately? "You just can't almost
do it nonore!"
Roadwork on the downtown
section of Highway 287 started
this week. Half of the existing
highway has been dug away from
Joe's Texaco to past the court-
house. When this section is com-
pleted the north half will be
dug up and "here we go again."
Jiowever the crews are making
fast work of the project and the
inconvenience will soon be clear-
The city was without water
most of Welnesday due to the
breakage of two downtown water
mains. It is hoped that this can
be avoided when the crew moves
to the other side of the street as
this printer had to eat dinner
with dirty hands Wednesday.
And to top it all off a sonic
boom hit town about 1 Wednes-
day. Nobody was hurt though,
and we'll probably hear plenty
more of them from here on out.
Seeking picture of
late Mrs. Warner
Gordon K. Shearer of the Tex-
as State Park Board has asked
The Claude News to help them
locate a picture of the late Mrs.
Phoebe K. Warner. They have
recently completed new offices in
the state building and as part of
the furnishings they hope to
place the pictures of all past and
present members in the board
meeting rflom. Mrs. Warner was
a member of the first board.
In his letter Mr. Shearer stat-
ed, "We nrtd a glossy or other
clear black and white picture.
Size is not important as we are
reproducing the pictures in a
If anyone has a picture The
Claude News could borrow we
will send it to Mr. Shearer.
new tax service
T&e Armstrong County Farm
Bureau directors voted at their
monthly meeting, March 7, to
offer a new free service to all
of its members. This will consist
of keeping on record* all gas tax
exemption invoices and notifying
the farmers when they are due
All farmers who would like this
service are asked to bring to the
Farm Bureau office any invoices
they have on hand and also to
ask their wholesaler to send all
other such invoices to the Bureau
office in Claude.
City election -
slated April 5
At the regular meeting of the
City Council on March 14, 1960,
all member of the council were
present. Minutes of the previous
meeting were read and approved
and all bills from all funds were
read and approved for payment.
— The forthcoming City Election
to be held on April 5, 1960, to
elect a Mayor for one year term
of office to fill the unexpired
term of H. B. Cobb who had
see CITY on page 12
CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1960. NO. 30.
still our champs
Thursday morning of last week
the First National Bank of Claude
purchased a two-way radio to be
used by the local Civil Defense,
fire depprtment and sheriff's
This unit will be used for
storm warnings, emergencies and
for fire department use in rural
fires. The unit will provide direct
communication with the local
sheriff's department, Highway
Patrol, and the Weather Bureau
This radio is a very essential
link in our Civil Defense system
and one more such set would
complete the system. It is our
understanding that the Armstrong
County Commissioners are dis-
cussing such a purchase for use
to complete the badly needed
warning system. •
The local Civil Defense Unit,
the Fire Department, the Sher-
iff's Department and probably e-
very citizen in the county is
grateful to the First National
Bank for purchasing this much
needed two-way radio.
Mustangettes lose state crown
in hard, close game at Austin
Austin, March 12 — Claude's
Mustangettes put up a brilliant
battle before bowing 42-38 to
North Hopkins in the finals of
the Class B girls state basket-
ball tournament here Saturday
The victory was the fourth
straight for North TTopkins of
Sulphur Springs giving the team
uncontested possession of the
most tournament wins. Claude
was the only team ever to win
three in a row.
Ann Parish, one of two sisters
on the North Hopkins team, was
responsible for Claude's down-
fall. Ann hit 22 of North Hop-
kins' 23 points in the last half.
Her sister, Mary, scored the
other point. They were the only
two North Hopkins players to
score in the game as Ann hit
27 and Mary 15.
Claude led throughout the first
half. The Mustangettes were a-
head 14-11 at the end of one
quarter and had a 22-18 margin
Ann Parish hit a field goal to
tie the score 24-24 with G:40 left
in the third period; then hit two
more from the field to move the
score to 28-24 and North Hop-
kins never trailed again.
Claude closed the gap to 36-25
late in the game but Ann Parish
hit a field goal and free shot to
put the game out of reach.
Betty Ransom led the Claude
scoring with 20 points. Carol All-
mon lnt 10 and Donna Hundley
eight. Carol Stephenson and Don-
na Dye did an outstanding job
on defense for Claude.
The loss left Claude with a
40-3 record for the season and
most of coach F. G. Clifford's
cagers return next season.
Note: Your attention Is also
called to Uncle Claude's col-
umn on page 4.
March 11, 1960.
Mr. Claude O. Waggoner
The Claude News
Armstrong County, Texas
I?ear Mr. Waggoner:
Someone has recently sent to
me a copy of "The Claude News"
for March 3, 1960. I was pleased
to see this publication because it
comes from a part of our coun-
try that is dear to me. During
my childhood my father was pas-
tor of the Presbyterian Church
in Memphis, Texas. There is a
sense in which my brothers and
1 still think of the Texas Pan-
handle as our true home.
In column 1 of page 4 of your
publication I note the following:
"Any erroneous reflection upon
the character, standing or repu-
tation of any person, firm or
corporation that may appear in
the columns of The Claude News
will gladly be corrected upon it
being brought to the attention of
The purpose of this letter is to
bring to your attention a serious
misrepresentation of the National
Council of Churches which ap-
pears in the adjoining columns,
2 and 3 of the same page.
You state that "the National
Council, holding a world-wide
meeting in Cleveland, voted with-
out dissent that the USA should
recognize Red China and admit
her to the UN." The National
Council of Churches is simply a
co-operative agency of your
see LETTER on page 13
Candidate for district attorney
in the 47th Judicial District is
Frank J. Baughman, who served
as first assistant district attorney
for two years, and also as city
Baughman, who has been in
private practice in Amarillo for
the past year, promised "a sound,
strong and efficient district at-
torney's office" Ift-iday during his
see COURT on page 4
At the regular meeting of the W
board of trustees of the Claude f
Independent School District, held |
March 8, all teachers of the [
system were rehired. Mr. Williams ^
was not a candidate for re-elec- :
tion to the faculty as he plans
to move to Amarillo at the end \
of this school year.
At previous meetings the sup-
erintendent, two principals and
two coaches were reelected. The
see SCHOOL on page 9
Mrs. Rebecca Cobb
94 years young
The many friends of Mrs. Re-
becca Cobb dropped in, one or
two at a time, Friday, March 11,
1960, to help her celebrate her
94th birthday. Many brought gifts,
cards and good wishes for many,
more happy birthdays.
Mrs. Cobb is counted among
the sweetest of the young ladies
we have in the community.
Church of Christ
at Claude school
Lowell King, formerly of Am-
arillo, has accepted the position
of custodian with the Claude
Schools. He worked for an Am-
arillo packing house before ac-
cepting the position here. He, his
wife and 11 year old son recent-
ly moved into the Bill Dunn
house in west Claude.
A Gospel Meeting will be held
at the Church of Christ, starting
Monday evening, March 21 at
7:30 p.m. and lasting through
Sunday, March 27.
Don Stone of Stinnett will do
Mr. Stone has held several
meetings in this area. He is out-
standing for his charts and other
visual aids used in preaching. He
prepares all the charts that are
used on the Borger Church of
Christ program on Saturday af-
ternoon at 4:30 on KVII-TV.
see SERVICES on page 8
C. L. Crow of 1102 Goodnighl
Street, Claude, retired Friday
March 4. 1960, after 31 years, 9
months and 15 days with the
Fort Worth & Denver Railroad.
He also had six years of service
with the Santa Fe Railroad prior
to going to work for the FW&DC.
Mr. and Mrs. Crow have lived
in Claude 17 years and plan to
continue making their home here.
Mr. Crow plans to enjoy life
by fishing and taking it easy. He
extends his thanks to all his
railroad friends for their favors
and friendships and his many
friends here wish him a happy
Among those attending the
Judge's and Commissioner's Con-
vention in San Angelo last week
were Robert Westbrook, George
Gillham, Judge and Mrs. J. E.
Due to another conflict, the
FHA banquet, Leisure Lounge
will again postpone it opening
to March 25 and 26.
"The Warrior and
the Slave Girl"
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
March 19 - 80
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Waggoner, William J. B. & Waggoner, Cecil O. Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1960, newspaper, March 17, 1960; Claude, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth355600/m1/1/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library.