The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex), Vol. 54, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 22, 1962 Page: 11
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THURSDAY MARCH 22 1962
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THE TUNA County KSRAtO
BETTY SIMMONS secretary Swisher County Electric Cooperative and Jewell Doone
assistant bookkeeper are shown with the communication center All incoming telephone
calls originate here
The office personnel also enjoy the coirTort of the electric heating system in the new
building Each offlc2 is controlled to suit the heeds of the individual
COOP LINEMEN such as Charles Pofahl and Chris Ward are at home on top of a pole
as well as on the ground Besides the daily maintenance work and the continuing job of
building new lines linemen are often called out at nights or on weekends to make emergency
repairs When the power goes off working hours often go out the window
TROUBI E SHOTTERS Jeff Murrell and Ed Shelton are ready to be radio dispatched
to any part of the system to restore electric power when trouble strikes
Jeanette Hill Secretary shows the Willie Wirehand room This meeting room features
an all electric kitchen with most of the electric appliances being furnsh j by Iki1
ELECTRIC BILLS at Swisher County Eletric Cooperative are figured here by Ethel
Hooten The automatic machines play a big part in the officiant operation of the Coop
PATTIE BARNES displays one of the nsw Mercury Vapor yardhghts that is available
to members of the Coop It gives as much light as a 750 watt bulb and is controlled
by an electric eye Pattie recommends this light to make your yard work and late chores
easier and safer
MRS STEWART KIRKPATRICK west of Tulia is another memberowner of Swisher
County Electric Cooperative she names her Ganeral Electric range as a favorite appliance
The modern electric range has accurate time and temperature controls which enable you to
cook a whole meal without being at home You will have clean cool cooking too Ask your
friends and neighbors who have electric ran jes svhy they like to cook the modern way with
electricity In the foreground is Mrs Kirk pat ricks General Electric dishwasher another
step toward modern living
RLTH HOODrNPYLE longtime employe of Swisher County Electric Cooperative
greets each number with a big smile as she carries out the duties of cashier and reception
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Baggarly, Herbert Milton. The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex), Vol. 54, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 22, 1962, newspaper, March 22, 1962; Tulia, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46425/m1/11/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Swisher County Library.