Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 10, 1952 Page: 1 of 6
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In the Interest of the
Farming & Ranching
Growth of this Section
A Community Service
for Armstrong county
& Its Trade Territory
CLAUDE, ARMSTRONO COUNTY, TEX., THURSDAY, APR. 10, 1952.
White Deer and
Groom Winners in
Panhandle, April 5 Groom High
School and White Dorr elementary
school won first places In District
?-B literary held here today with
Huelyn I.aycock, superintendent of
schools at White Deer, the meet
In the high school division,
Groom rolled up 7n points to out
joint Panhandle with 50, Claude
with 42 and White Deer with 32
In the elementary division White
Deer had 44 "j points, Claude 36;
Panhandle, 2a, and Skellytown 27'i
Placing in the first, three places
in the high s"hool events were:
Number sense: Bob Byrtl, Claude,
first: Delbert Lemley, White IJeer,
second; Alexia Ilall, Panhandle,
Declamation, junior givls: Bidean
Chaig, Groom, first; Evelyn Hooker,
Claude, second; Sue Franklin,
White Deer, third.
Spelling; Mona Bay Allison and
Jane Averyt, Claude, first; fleor-
gette Rohan and Jackie DeSpain,
Typewriting: Mary Kate Surratt
and Dolores Rohan, Panhandle,
first; Nancy Can- and Betty Pool,
Declamation, junior boys: Larry
DeFever, white Deer, first; John
Reck, Claude, second; Howard Far-
Icy, Skellytown, third.
Declamation, sub-junior girls:
Nancy Stewart, Claude, first.
Spelling grades five and six: Mar-
lene Briggs and Clara Bednorz,
Panhandle, first; Eleanor Maddox
and Elaine Moore, Claude, second;
Barbara Tosh and Cheryl Chance
Story telling: Linda Kay Baten,
White Deer, first; John May,
Claude, second; Bobby Weir, Pan-
In the track meet, Paul Ruther-
ford placed second in high jump.
In high school track Claude came
in third with 7 points with Pan-
handle first and White Deer se-
cond, Local team placements were:
Don Rutherford 4th in Pole Vault;
Owners to Have
Austin; Texas—"Get your vehicle
inspected and avoid the delay and
inronvenlence of having to wait in
line," said Chief G. W. Busby, Mot-
or Vchicle Inspection Division, De-
partment of Public Safety, Austin,
The 2700 official inspection sta-
tions licensed in Texas so far are
inspecting some 50,000 cars per week
and in order to inspect all the cars
in this State by the deadline, Sept-
ember 6th, the number of cars in-
spected per week will have to be
There can be no further exten-
ion of the deadline and operators
of vehicles not inspected on Sept-
ember 7th will be subject to arrest.
The law provides a line of not to
exceed $20000 for any person guilty
of operating a vehicle after Sept-
mber 7th when such vehicle has
not, been inspected and approved.
More and more stations are be-
ing licensed in Texas daily and the
operators of these stations are wait-
ing to faithfully and honestly in-
spect your car at your earliest con-
venience. Take you car to the in-
spection station of your choice and
get your approval certificate while
there is plenty of time and no
When you get your approval cer-
tificate on your car, you will take
pride in knowing that your car is
safe to operate and that you are
helping to contribute to a safer
Armstrong County has 1710 ve-
hicles registered and it is estimated
that about 5'; of these have' been
inspected, leaving about 1.024 cars
yet to be inflected. Two local gar-
ages, Burrows Brothers Chevrolet
and Hood Service Station have e-
quipped themselves for these in-
spections and about 40 stations are
located in Amarillo.
American Cancer Society
CANCER CRUSADE BANNER — The American Cancer Society'^
1952 Texas Cancer Crusade poster theme, above, will be displayed
over the state during April, Cancer Control Month.
Roy Thompson 3rd and Ralph a score of 100 out of a possible 100.
Charles Cobb Tops
In Nature Study
Charles Cobb came in first in
the Nature Study Contest held by
Troop 17 last Wednesday. He made
The Armstrong County goal in
the 1952 Texas Cancer Crusade has
been set at $16800.
The figure was disclosed today
by Mrs. J. E. Johnson, county Can-
cer Crusade chairman of the A-
inerican Cancer Society, in an-
nouncing that the educational and
lun-raising Crusade will begin here
on April 1st, 1952.
The local Crusade is a part of
the state drive for $800,000 to be
used to support broad programs of
research, services to cancer patients
and public and professional educa-
tion. The national goal has been
set at $16,000,000.
April again will be designated
National Cancer Control Month by
Presidential Proclamation and Act
of Congress. A state-wide "kick-
off" broadcast originating at the
Capitol in Austin, and to be car-
ried over radio stations of the Tex-
as Quality Network will be held at
9:00 p. 111., April 2.
Mrs. J. E. Johnson said that the
educational messages distributed by
Crusade solicitors will contain im-
portant, lifesaving information a-
"The magnitude of our task is
indicated by statistics showing that
cancer strikes one out of five Ttx-
ans," she declared. "This fact makes
education our most pressing pio-
blem. Once we have taught the
public to recognize and act on can-
cel's danger signals, the cure rate
is bound to take an upward jump.
Pensacola, Fla., March 19, 1952—
Navy wings of gold now adorn the
uniform of Ensign Howell D. Averyt
of the United States Navy. Having
successfully completed his flight
training, lie was designated a Naval
Aviator and was awarded his com-
mission today by Captain W. K.
Rerner, Chief of Naval Air Basic
training, during ceremonies held at
the Nflval Air Station, Pensacola,
West Texas Area
Fort Worth—Dust storms describ-
ed by long-time residents as the
most severe in their memory have
swept 220.000 more acres into the
class of farm and ranch lands un-
dergoing moderate to severe wind
erosion damage in western Texas
•and Oklahoma, the Soil Conserva-
tion Service reports.
The new total in lands which
have suffered the loss of one to
six inches of topsoil is 1,388,300 ac-
res, according to reports from SCS
field offices to Regional Director
Louis P. Merrill here.
Most of the newly damaged areas
are in Texas which now has a to-
tal ol 1,181,800 acres in the moder-
ate-to-severe wind damage class.
Oklahoma lands which have suf-
fered moderate damage now total
200.000 acres. None of the Oklaho-
ma land is reported in the severejy
Merrill said recent high winds
have damaged depleted range lands
in some areas of western Texas for
the first time in several years.
Soil conservation districts repoi„ _
that well-managed grain sorghum L.lkeS Arkansas
By Uncle Clude
BACK-SEAT DRIVER — A
happy Japanese orphan latches
onto Cpl. Joseph Battaglia's
handlebar mustache at the Holy
Family Orphanage in Osaka,
Japan. The Buffalo, N. Y.,
corporal's 27 th "Wolfhound"
regiment has taken charge of the
support of the entire institution.
I *1 A 1
Ensign Averyt, son of Mr. and |stubble has proven very effective
Hundley 4th in High Hurdles; Dav- Charles wins a belt being given by I We know that cancer is highly cur-
id Gano 3rd and Luther Brown 4th Leo Patterson.
in Low Hurdles; Rex L.
4th in 220 yard dash.
I able when detected early. Late di-
Draws Top Vote
One of the highest voting records
of the Claude School Trustee elec-
tion was registered Saturday, April
6th, with a total of 148 votes cast.
Trustees elected were Terrell
Christian 10G voles, James II. Gun-
ter, Jr., 115 votes and K. Wilbur
Cpl.b, 138 votes. Three trustees were
to be voted on.
Write-in activitie was shown
when 17 names appeared on the
ballot. The two top write-ins were
Eugene Wood, 26 votes and Lloyd
Logsdon, 24 votes. The rest of the
write-ins received from one to
three or four votes.
The City Election and School F.-
lection shows a good, healthy in-
terest this year in politics and one
that lias been sorely needed the
past few years. When a citizen
takes an interest in their various
elections it shows a study of the
various elements involved in politi-
Second place went to Bill Ha-! agnosis or delayed treatment is
zard with a score of 87 and lie wins j nearly always fatal."
a compass being given by Cavins i
The remaining contests are be
ins run off this week and first of
next as Field Day will be held the
week-end of April 18-19-20. Scouts
are lining up for the various events
and plan to make a good showing
this year if at all possible.
Signaling team will be Sam Stew-
art, Bill Hazard, Charles Cobb and
John Neal Reck.
Fire by Friction team will be
Dean Winkcompleck, Larkin Goin,
Wendell Goin, Joe Stephenson.
Fire by Flint and Steel will be
Fred Reck, Dean Winkcompleck,
Joe Lee Pafford, Ralph Hundley.
Archery, Bait Casting and Marks- LeB'on Hal1'
Starts April 18th
McLean, Texas—Four big rodeo
performances, a free barbecue, two
dances, a gigantic parade, and a
get-together for pioneers of the
area will be highlights of the three-
day celebration in McLean April
18, 19, and 20.
The celebration, officially entitled
the American Legion Annual Ro-
deo and Jaycee Pioneer Day, will
open Friday night, April 18, with
an amatuer rodeo performance and
a dance following at the American
manship are yet to be selected. O-
The parade will be held Saturday
: morning, April 19, followed by the
i.ni v..'•••• - ••• ,.H„i,,ot„ I free barbecue, afternoon and night
so the whole troop will paiticipate • ,
I rnrlen nerfnrmanees. and the se-
in one or more contests
Mrs. Howell Averyt of Claude, en-
listed in the Naval service in 1948
and served until he was accepted
in the Naval Aviation Flight Train-
ing Program, He began his active
flight training in Oct, of 1950 when
he reported to the U, S. Naval
School of Pre-Flight at NAS Pen-
sacola where he completed a stren-
uous schedule in military, academic
and physical, training. From Pre-
Flight, he was advanced to basic
training which consisted of pri-
mary, aerobatics, instruments, gun-
nery and tactics and was climaxed
by six take-offs and landings in
his SNJ "Texan" trainer aboard the
aircraft carrier USS Monterey.
He was then sent to advanced
training at Corpus Christi, Texas,
for a lour month syllabus in com-
bat type aircraft. After this, he re-
turned to Pensacola to quality a-
board the USS Monterey in his
combat type aircraft before re-
ceiving his wings.
Ensign Averyt has been ordered
to report to the Naval Air Advanc-
ed Training Command at Corpus
Christi, Texas, for further train-
ing. Upon completion of this train -
ing, he will be assigned to duty with
the fleet by the Commander of
Air Forces. Atlantic Fleet.
April 2, 1952
in holding soil and point out that I
the large sorghum acreage obtained ' oPar E(jj(0r
through the efforts of districts last j
year is now preventing much more J "ow we c'n wish you folks could
extensive losses. 'have some of this water that's go-
Areas in the vicinity of Big ing t0 waste here. We cross some-
Spring, Lamesa and to the south-1 tllinK ]ike 12 l-ridges between ourl,ile R0°" when 1 ups an(1 slarts re
The boys down at the ; hop are a
Plannin a "Cooking School" come
M ly 16th. It's about time caus'3
I've seen some of them thair mess-
es that they have cooked up. Keeps
th<? city in a rite turmoil too.
Guess I'm a gonna hafta go
cause my sour-dough biscuits just,
ain't what they usler be. an that
Son-of-a-Gun stew don't taste Jest
rite either. Maybe its cause I tool:
a gander at the gal what wuz gon-
na do the cookin, donno.
♦ * ♦
First time I ever ups and saw a
flyin-saueer wuz out to Molen
Brummett's place. Cuss wuz pretty
good at it too, but Molen could al-
j ways out duck her. But now Life
| Mag seems full o the stuff. This
I here last issue what I fished outta
j Molen's lake sed they wuz space-
[ men what is lookin us over.
Guess they is goin home tho af-
iter realizin they don't want any
I part of things what are a goin on
I here. They mite be fraid we wuz
i gorilla try to spread this here civi-
j lization we got across the universe.
* * #
Makes my • ole rusty heart feel
place and Mena and the water i
by the new ^^hy lushing to parts unknown,
moderate to ^ ^ goes one week here withoic
west and west of Lubbocli
were the hardest lilt
blowing. Acreages of
severe erosion reported by District I,a'" " ' ■ n drought. II rair.s from
Conservationist J. A. Perrln at """ Lwo days a week here.
Amherst changed from 165,000 a- °ur Uule lJino lo~ house is nested
cres in mid-February to 270,000 a- j l)0twpen mountains here and we
cres. SCS District Conservationist' have a beautiful view of them. A
VV. S. Goodlett at Big Spring did (beautiful one is just south of us
not increase his estimate of acre-
(See DUST on last page. I
and I enjoy seeing the clouds when
they swoop down over it. The folks
say here that storms or cyclones do
not strike at this location as they
do not jump over these mountains.
Seems as tho they act as a block-
cevin fan mail and durin all this
here hot weather too. Tha follin
hit my mail sack about noon yes-
terday and we've bout worn it out
i readin it. So jest thot I'd put it
in tha records o-thc Claude News
so as I could read and re-read it.
Dear Uncle Claude:
I have been reading your column
for quite some time and enjoy it
immensely. One reason perhaps
it due to the fact that you write in
a language that most all of us ran
understand—you leave out the big
words or at least spell them like
There is one tiling that I don't
Muleshoe CHurcll ac|P The terrible cyclone that struck
Johnny Moore, son of Mr. and: Arkansas last week was seen by
Mrs. John W. Moore, Claude, is!several people here in this moi;n- quite understand, and you have
preaching at the First Christian, tain fork area just over the moun- mentioned it frequently, and that
Church of Muleshoe, Texas. He is tain. Mountain Fork is the name is this: In last week's column or
attending West Texas State College j of the community in which we maybe it was week or so before, you
at Canyon and spends Saturdays live just like Llano was where we went fishing and caught a maga-
and Sundays in Muleshoe. It was I lived while there. zine. Then you quoted something
reported that last Sunday the The pine lo", house in which we which you claimed to have read
church hired him as their minister. ■ live is as cute as it can be. The from same. How come? Anyone, in-
| logs are preserved on the outside eluding Uncle Zeb knows that wat-
Attendance will count high on
the whole Field Day and every
parent is urged to plan for their
boy to attend next week-end.
Merchant Wise! - Advertise!
rodeo performances, and the se
cond of the two dunces. Saturady
will be the homecoming day for
the pfoneers of the area, and a
registration place will be set up, as
well as s|iecial entertainment. Sun-
day afternoon's rodeo performance
will conclude the celebration.
Read the Ads
Your name may be somewhere in
the ads of this week's Claude News'anci federal, hit every day items
for a free ticket to the Gem Thea-jSUch as gasoline, the family cr, a
tie. Last week's winners were | ton of coal, food and clothing, in
| Mrs. J. C. Hooker, Marion Maddox,'a typical U. S. community.
How Much of Your
Income for Taxes
What today's taxes means in dol-
lars and cents to the average Amer-
ican family, is revealed in an arti-
cle in the March 17th issue of
The average American is paying
32 cents out of every dollar he
earns for direct or hidden taxes,
the story discloses, basing its data
on the results of research by the
No longer can the lower income
groups feel complacent that " taxes
are for the rich" . . . for the large
corporations . . . and for the peo-
ple who can best afford them. It
is the American consumer, at ev-
ery income level, who is shoulder-
ing the load.
On a $3,500 annual income, the
average family pays income taxes
amounting to about $300—while
"hidden" taxes of which they may
not be aware eat up a grand total
• Examples are given of how di-
rect and hidden taxes—state, local
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith and I'
Ruth returned Friday from a trip
Lee Hess and Bob E. Camp-
Program of Shows
At Gem Theatre
The Gem Theatre opens earh
evening at 7:00 p. m. Sunday Mati-
nee starts at 2:00 p. m.
James Mason and Ava Gardner
in "Pandora and The Flying Dutch-
t'riday and Saturday—
"A Girl in Every Port" starring' ket, where his additional dollars
During the war years, the tax-
payer gave the government any-
where from 23 to 91 cents for cadi
earned dollai, depending on his
particular income. This year and
next, at current tax rates, the tax-
payer will be paying between 22
and 89 cents. His income is higher,
which means a bigger take for the
government while his dollar con-
tinues to buy less and less.
It is no longer a joke that in
some cases a rise in income puts
the taxpayer in the next tax brac-
Groucho Marx, Marie Wilson, and' actually cost him money. For the
NEW ROMAN TORTURE—A prospective woman driver holds
a wheel which regulates a pencil traveling across a twisting "paper
road," at Rome's Institute of Technical Psychology. The test is
designed to show the aptitude and speed of adjustment o| drivers
0 8 and to fiven tree bytteinstitute.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday—
"Steel Town" in color by Techni-
color starriiig Ann Sheridan, John
Lund, and Howard Duff.
Wednesday and Thursday—
June Allyson and Van Johnson in
"Too Young to Kiss."
To those of you who sent In news
this week; many Thanks.
$25.000-a-year man, each additional
dollar nets >him but 60 cents. For a
$100,000-a-year man, each new dol-
lar means but 23 cents.
Canyon, April 8-The annual
sunrise Faster Service in Palo Duro
Canyon State Park will be conduct-
ed by the Dawn Community Bap-
tist church beginning at 6 o'clock
| with some kind of wood preserving
I liquid and stained and varnished
I on the inside They are filled in
between with concrete and it is
painted and varnished over which
u .. .. . , , makes it all very glossy oil the
where they attended the birthday i. . , T , , , ,
inside. It has four rooms and two
celebration of his father, W. T. • , , . ,
„ ... „ . ... , arge porches, the back one being
Smith, Sr., at Midlothian, Texas, I ', . „, ,
. ... screened m. The fire place is a
last Sunday. Eight, of the nine chil- , . , , . . .
. . , r , . .. , big one, burning wood 34 inches
dren and a host of grand-cluldren1, , . , , f ,.
.... . , .. long. We have not had a fire side
and friends were present for the , ,
' picnic yet, but we intend to soon
, . . ,. A . ., , j before we quit having a fire in the
While on the trip thef visited ....
relatives at Hillsborb and ^d | ^ mnvP prptty wlkl flow.
the Whitney Dam near there. They ^ n(w; |hjs eu,y
returned by the way | Therc are ^ violetSi Wlld pansie-..
where they visited her mother Mrs vert)enas, wUd roses ev-
W. J. Conaway, who returned home
with them for a months visit and
to visit another' daughter, Mrs.
Bert Bural at Groom. •
Mr. Louis II. Schmidt
Dear Mr. Schmidt:
In the course of reviewing tlif
academic piogress of the students
enrolled in this Naval R. O. T. C. |
program, we obtain their academic
grades from the Registrar's office
and the Dean's Honor Rolls.
The Dean of the College of En-
gineering has just made his honor
roll available to me. I note with
pleasure that your son, Donald,
passed his academic work for the
semester ending January thirty-
first with grades which warrant
the designation Cum Laude Ampla
It is most gratifying to us to
have the students in this program
demonstrate their desire to take
ftill advantage of the opportunities
offered ot the University by ob-
taining a creditable academic re-
cord. We realize that a college of-
fers more cductional benefits than
is contained in its curriculum, but
hold that scholarly attainments
should not be unduly subordinated
to other desirable activities.
Would you be so kind as to in-
clude the staff of the Naval R. O.
T. C. Unit in your congratulations
to Donald for achieving this honor
at the University of Texas.
Robert A. Knapp. Capt, USN
Professor of Naval Science
erywhere. Even wild strawberries in
the woods, and of course I expect
to find more different kinds of
(See ARK on page 2.)
er and paper don't mix for long.
One of Your Readers
Tain't nuthin fishy about these
here lakes yio pardner, jest they
ain't wet enuff. Fer that reason X
manage ter get a lot of readin dun.
Saddled ole picct Foot and took
out fer Ft. Worth last week-end an
I got in rite smart trouble too.
Seems that west forty followed me
plum to cowtown Then I ups and
realized Chub Baker, what was gon-
na watch it fer me, went an left
the gate down. Now any old time
cowpoke knows better than that
but since Chub has become a citty
feller he has plum fergot his coun-
try ways. Why he's even plannin
(See CLAUDE on Page 21
A SOLID TREASURY —Dwarfed by the Khazhcn, or treasury
building, of the lost city of Petra, Transjordan, a par'.v of British
soldiers and their guides gaze at the magnificent building which
was hewn from a rock cliff, in ancient times traders from the
Mediterranean area and the East passed this way and also m&i-
velied at the beauty ot the Khazhen.
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