Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 73, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 25, 1963 Page: 1 of 16
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Those making all A's in Claude
Grammar School for this report-
ing period have been placed on
the Principal's Honor Roll:
Margo Watson, Sharon Crof-
ford, Karen Crofford, Vicki Cope,
Martha Gunter, Pam Tims, Eve-
lyn Wood, Neal Cayton.
^ ' (Watson) Eleanor Tucker, Mart
Byrd; (Brown) Lonnie Stephen-
son, Kay Crudgington, Johnny
Doyle, Linda Burton.
Annie Karr, Connie Bell, Patsy
Connie Cope, Jan Stephenson,
Billy Stephenson, Suzanne Brown,
Bert Chauveaux, James Thomas,
Pam English, Phillip Campbell,
Beth Benson, Geraldine Sayle,
Lynette Crow, Marjeanne Mc-
- Those making the A and B
school honor roll, which allows
no more than two B's and no
grade below 85, are:
Grade Four: Eva Karr, Linda
Bagwell, Jerry Sedgwick, Ralph
Umbarger, Steve Mathews, June
Brown, Danny Dean, Vicki Step-
Grade Five: (Watson) Cherry
Beth Adams, Mona Allen, Mavis
Holland, Brad Pennington; (Bro-
wn) Debra Campbell.
Grade Six: Tony Chauveaux,
Larry Morrison, Rhonda Goodin,
Don Minkley, Keith Cayton, Cath-
• • erine Campbell, Mike Chauveaux.
Grade Seven: Vicki Hood, Nan-
cy Raymond, Jack Fields, Fran-
ces Stephenson, Phyllis Crown-
over, LeNette Smothermon, Bruce
Scroggins, Tony Thomas, Char-
lotte Ransom, Linda Waggoner,
Amia Burkhalter, John Gross,
Barbara Hawk, Margie Kendricks,
Grade Eight: Sherry Mitchell,
Louise Stephenson, Bill Witt,
Norma Champie, Macel McDan-
iel, Karen Carter, Karen Eddie-
man, Sandra Stephenson, Sandra
day here Friday
Due to the ever increasing num-
ber of stray dogs in Claude, the
City Council, at their last meet-
ing, voted to have a DOG DAY.
This is to be a day in which all
pet owners should keep their dogs
either penned up or in control on
their own property. There will be
a representative from the Am-
arillo Animal Control Authority
in town that day, who will pick
- .up all dogs that are not penned
or controlled on their own pro-
This day has been set for Fri-
day, April 26, 1963, so keep that
date in mind and be sure to keep
your dog under controll all day
on that date. Remember, April
26, 1963, dog day in Claude.
Should a valuable pet be pick-
ed up during that day, the owner
may claim the dog by going to
the Amarillo Animal Control
Shelter within three days, paying
the fee and claim the animal.
«[ GEM THEATRE: Sat. - Sun.:
Jerry Lewis as "The Sad Sack"
oo-starring David Wayne, Phyllis
Kirk, Peter Lorre. Coming, May
31, June 1-2-3, "HUD".
"Western Living with an Urban Flavor"
A stone relief of this draw-
ing by Marianne Ransom
of Claude will represent
Armstrong County on the
entrance wall of the Palo
Duro Canyon amphithe-
ater. The more than 40
winning drawings, each
representing a High Plains
Sunday at dedication cere-
monies for the amphithe-
VOL. 73 CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY. APRIL 25, 1963. NO. 36.
Stone relief for Armstrong County Karen Carter
Karen Carter represented Arm-
strong County as its champion
speller in the Globe-News Re-
gional Spelling Bee in Amarillo
Saturday. In the regional spelling
she made an excellent showing by
placing 14th out of some 43 con-
Karen won the Armstrong Co-
unty bee over the largest number
of entries to ever enter the con-
Karen is the 13 year old daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Carter
of Claude and is an eighth grader
in Claude Junior High. She plays
basketball and her hobbies in-
clude singing and playing the
Connie Bell was listed as the
Junior Champ of Armstrong Co-
unty Spelling B&e. She is the 13
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Leroy Bell. She is a sixth grader
and this is -the first year for her
to win a county bee. Connie plays
basketball and lists her hobbies as
playing the piano, sakting, and
Little League game
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 the
Little League Blue team will play
a team from the Amarillo Air
Force Base at Carroll Park. The
Reds will play a team from the
base immediately following this
Home Ranch Of Vie F&ilmcHe
First Grade visitation here May 2 2nd in district
All boys and girls who will be
in the First Grade at the start
of the 1963-64 school year, and
their parents, are invited to visit
school on Friday, May 3, 1963.
Everyone will meet in the school
Up slated in July
According to Bill Brady, Com-
mander of the American Legion,
the annual Caprock Round-Up
and Old Settlers Reunion will be
held July 18, 19 and 20, 1963.
"We hope to make this one of
the most colorful celebrations we
have had," stated Commander
Brady, "and we welcome sugges-
tions from anyone that will add
interest to the event."
Date for the parade, barbecue
and any other event the commit-
tee may decide to sponsor, will
be July 10, beginning at 9 a.m.
"It takes lots of work and plan-
ning," Commander Brady contin-
ued, "so we ask that everyone
cooperate with us as you have in
past years. It is a celebration the
community can be proud of."
cafeteria at 10 a.m. to get ac-
quainted with each other, with
school officials and the teacher
and learn some of the routine
First Graders will be involved in
during next year.
Visitors are also invited to eat
lunch at the cafeteria that day.
"We hope that all of you can
be here on this occasion," stated
Shannon Doss, supeintendent.
Pancake supper at
Fairview will hold their now
famous pancake supper Saturday
evening. Serving will start at 5:30
p.m. and last until everyone has
been fed. Choices of pancakes
or waffle will be on the menu,
plus a choice of ham or bacon,
coffee or tea. Prices are adults $1.
children under 12, 50 cents.
« Cecil Gist and his sister, Mrs.
J. B. Smith spent Friday a week
ago in Mortan, visiting their
sister, Mrs. Beaulah Baldwin, be-
fore going on to spend the week-
end at Carlsbad, N.M. At Carls-
bad they enjoyed going through
Wednesday, April 17, 1963, was
the big day for the Fairview Com-
munity Improvement Club, as the
district judging was held. The
group came through with their
usual enthusiasm, by providing
a program for the judges.
Fairview placed second in the
The program began at 10 a.m.
and the first item was group sing-
ing. An invocation was provided
by Louis Schmidt. Marvin Step-
henson. outgoing president, wel-
comed the group to the program.
Guests were introduced by For-
Accomplishments for the past
year were summarized individually
by members of the club. Jo Brown
summarized the participation in
club activities by residents of the
community. Katherine Ford men-
tioned several items that had
been completed to improve the
general appearance of the com-
munity. Lee Goodin called on Co-
unty Judge J. E. Johnson to men-
tion a few of the events in which
Fairview had participated, bring-
ing about better rural-urban re-
lations. Mavourieene Robinson
pointed out some specific exam-
see AWARD on last page
Service held for
John H. Smith
John Henry Smith, 72, a resi-
dent of Claude since 1938, passed
away at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April
18, 1963, at Northwest Texas Hos-
pital in Amarillo.
Mr. Smith, bom Sept. 4, 1890,
Was a retired farmer and had
farmed in Carson and Armstrong
County since 1927. He was a
member of the Claude Church of
Funeral services were held at
2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Claude
Church of Christ with Tom An-
derson, minister, officiating. He
was assisted by Cecil Williams,
minister of the Panhandle Church
of Christ. Burial was in Claude
Survivors include his wife, Sal-
ly; two sons, O. D. of Panhandle,
W. T. of Amarillo; a daughter,
Miss Annie Ruth Smith of Abi-
lene; four brothers, W. A. of
Midlothian, A. C. and O. B„ both
of Irving, c. J. of Maypearl; three
sisters, Mrs. Verbia Allen of
Whitney, Mrs. J. W. Underwood
of Amarillo, Mrs. Velm'a Good-
man of Maypearl; seven grand-
children and four great-grand-
Francis Hood, 60, lifetime resi-
dent of Claude, passed away at
7:40 p.m. Monday, April 22, 1983
at his home.
Mr. Hood was born May 26, 1902
in Claude. He owned and manag-
ed a service station and garage
here of 35 years.
He was a member of the
Church of Christ.
Memorial services were held at
3 p.m. Wednesday in the Church
of Christ with Tom Anderson,
minister, officiating. Burial was
in Claude Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Flor-
ence, of the home; a son, Bobby
Joe, of Claude; two sisters, Mrs.
Jim Bourland and Mrs. Lee Can-
trell, both of Amarillo; two bro-
thers, Paul and Joe, both of
Claude; and two grandchildren.
Discuss new street
lights with Mayor
Cliff Mlinar, division manager,
Alfred Bell, district manager, and
Cecil Hubbard, local manager, of
Southwestern Public Service Co.
met with Mayor Gib Bryan re-
cently to discuss the street light-
ing up-dating program that the
Claude City Council has long been
wanting. As a result of this meet-
ing it is thought that it will not
be long before this new street
light program will be ready for
presentation to the public.
for wheat farmers
There will be a VERY IM-
PORTANT and tNFORMA-
TIVE meeting for all wheat
producers and others interest-
ed in the 1964 Wheat Pro-
gram, Saturday, April 27, 7:30
p.m. in district courtroom,
courthouse, Claude, Texas.
Everyone is urged to attend
the meeting and hear the pro-
gram explained by Bob Byrd,
Armstrong Countv farmer and
County ASCS office manager
in Wheeler County.
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Waggoner, William J. B. & Waggoner, Cecil O. Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 73, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 25, 1963, newspaper, April 25, 1963; Claude, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth355893/m1/1/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library.