The Crosbyton Review (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1975 Page: 1 of 8
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Crofby County* Oldest Bu*in*** Institution - Established January 7, 1909
Crosbyton, Cfosby County, Texas 79322 Thursday, January 2, 1975
I I Cents
NINE CROSBY County officials were sworn
in during Tuesday morning ceremonies in
the Commissioners Court Room by Crosby-,
ton Mayor Dick Snodgrass, Pictured from
le/t are: W. E. Easter, justice of.the.pease-,--
Precinct One; F.—V,-Jordan, justice of the
peace, Precinct Two; M* L. Sanders Jr.,
commissioner, .Precinct Four: Hallie B. Smith,
county treasurer: W, C. Odom, commissioner,
Precinct Two; Geneva Starrett, district clerk;
Johnnie W. Holbrooks, constable, Precinct
Four (unexpired term); Robert Work, county
judge; Fleyd- McGinnes,. county clerk; ana
Snodgrass. lleene Stobaugh, county, school
superintendent, was ill.
Pi.u fJrom TK.
By JIM REYNOt OS
DIETS AND RESP LIJTIONS
And now we mu’st pay for all
that holiday stuffing!
More' people undoubtedly diet
the post-holiday period
Spur Here Tuesday
For District Tilts
any time during the
It's.also time for New Year's
Now, we wonder, which will
last longer (or maybe we should
say for the shortest period of
time) . . the dieting process
LIKE A CALIFORNIA
TRIP ... IN MlTD!
Owen Keith Crump, who. has
been chosen as "Driver of the
Month" among rural earners
in the Lubbock* Sectional Cen-
ter, says that during the last
wet spell he skidded enough
miles through the mud to have,
taken a trip to California.
Route Two, which Crump
serves, contains '3 miles of
dirt roads. During a 1'0-day
rainy seige, for example, he
drives 730 miles through the
NOTICH TO ALL
« Call it a hunclT, but I look
for bargain hunters to tune a
field day' Saturday at the holi-
Remember how cheap mer-
chandise was purchased with
auction; bills at the first -of
_ Jfour 'summer auctions here
this summer? Then, the prices
bid for ..merchandise climbed
as mOfce persons accumulat'd!
With fewer sponsors this time
around -- consequently, fewer
auction bill& -- and no one
having four mo.nths to backlog
the bucks thCTOame, we look
Luck of the draw'was a gainst
the Chieftains, who play then;
first game in the Mule shoe
Bovs Tournament at 5;30 p.m.
today (Thursday) against
Friona, one of the area’s top
clubs which last year advanced
'to the Class AA state tourna-
Winner of the Crosbyton-
Fnona clash goes against the
Olton-Lockney victor at 5:30
p.m. Friday. Losers of these
rirs$t round tilts are matched
at il:3u Friday morning.
Consolation finals 'are slated
for 2 p.m. Saturday, with the
third place playoff at 5 and
the championship match at 8
Saturday. Tulia, Farwell,
Muieshoe and Littlefield are in
the lower bracket.
SPUR HERE TUESDAY
Both varsity Nsquadg resume
district warfare next Tuesday
in Chieftain Gym against visit-
ing Spur squads. Girls junior
varsities play at 5 p.m.
See B ASK E T 8 A L l Page Four
Approximately $1,650, in
merchandise will go to the high
bidder this Saturday during the
Crosbyton holiday auction.
Bidding is scheduled to begin
at 6;30 p.m. in Pioneer Memor-
ial Building. . .
Merchandise maybe purchased
Only with auction bills, given
during November, December
and until the auction day by 14
Citizens National Bank is
renting Pioneer Memorial
Building for the auction.
Sponsoring the holiday auction
are: Ball’s, Brashear's,- Bee
Hive, Citizens National Bank,
Crosbyton Review, Freeman's
Flowers, George's Super Mar-
ket, Hide-A-Way, Lowrie Drug,
Nicksoir Pharmacy, Priscilla's
Young World, Stitching Post,
White’s and Winn's.
Special auction bills are to be
given with each pui
Serving as auctioneer will be
Joe Lemonds. Participating
merchants are to assist.
Nixon Resigns 4$ Pansy Pastor
Rev. Stanley Nixon announced
during the Sunday morning wor-
ship service at Pansy Baptist
Church his resignation to accept
a call to pastor the Parkview
Baptist Church in fTainview.
Rev. Nixon was out of town
Tuesday and unavailable for
comment, bur members pf
Pansy Baptist Church said his
final sermons there will be
Sunday, Jan. 12.
He w&s called as interim
pastor by the Pansy church
when Rev. Leonard Sims be-
came pastor of First Baptist
Church in Matador. Rev. Nixon
was ordained by Pap^y Baptist
Church, which he has served
since the Spring of 1973.
Mrs. Nixon, a secretary at
Crosbyton Clinic Hospital.
Yowells Purchase Nickson Pharmacy
Rubye and Bill Nickson have
announced sale of their interest
in Nickson Pharmacy to their
son-in-law and daughter, Larry
and Carol Yowell. The trans-
N i c k son, a
No Ambulance Service!
The Crosbyton area' is without
ambulance' " service,' effective-
Janunrv 1. ^
K* r n g Funeral Horn# of
Crosbyton and Carter Funeral
Home of Ralls -formally an-
nounced in mid-December that
they would discontinue ambu-
lance service at the end of this
Volunteer organizations to
operate the county-owned am-
bulances have been founded in
Lorenzo and Ralls.
Lorenzo has an 11-man group,
which was organized almost a
year ago. A 14-rriember vol-
unteer organization was formed
recently in Ralls.
No such vdlunt&er service has
been started here. -
One local individual pointed
out to The Review early this,
week that due to having both
a hospital and a nursing home ,
in Crosbyton produces a much
higher number of emergency'
and transfer calls here.
two calls a day’
' - - transfer
and emergency -- are received
in Crosbyton, compared to ap-
proxiamteiy two per week in
Lorenzo. Number of calls in
Ralls was not- known, but is
"somewhere between Crosby-
ton and Lorenzo."
The volunteer ambulance aux-
iliaries in Ralls and Lorenzo
are not affiliated with anyother^
years,” will continue to be
associated with the firm, on a
regular basis until June, and *
plans- to work parttime after
that date. -r
*■*“ ’ ■*'v. ...
The Nicksons and the Yowells
have jointly owned the business
since 1964. It will continue
to operate as Nickson Phar-
Nickson name has been asso-
ciated with the pharmacy pro-
fession m Crosbyton since 1930,
when the late W. H. Nickson
(Bill Nickson’s father) entered
B ill Nickson became a
registered pharmacist in Feb-
ruary 1932 and was associated
with his father at various times
Commercial Building Permits Skyrocket In ’75
prior to purchasing the firm in.
1937. He sold the ori
the present facility .at 220 West
Aspen in 1952.
in 1951, and built
for. some real bargains to
See VIEW Pago Pour
Commercial building permits
erupted in Crosbyton during
1474, a year in which con-
struction supposedly hit the
According to City,of Crosbyton
building permit records, com-
mercial construction reached
$544,150 -- 'presumably an all-
time high --..during ’74. This
figtiVe .includes $12/,450 for a
senool project, plus $267,000
m building for First United
Methodist " Church and the
Church of Christ. This still
■ left $149,700 for "strictly com-
Commercial permits issued
here in 1973 totaled $19,897,
which included a $15,897 school
Residential construction re-
mained at a high figure, although
it was below the record es-
tablished in 1973.-
Permits for new housing and
major remodeling projects last.
year stood at $204,553, com-
pared with $262,550 in- 1973.
Permits’for 10 new residences
or major remodeling projects
were issued in '73, two more
than -duringthe past vear. The.se
gifures do not reflect rhinor
Commercial building during
1973 included only one project
besides the school improve-
ment. Last year, there were
four major commercial con-
structions within the cltylimits
in addition to the school and
two qhiirch projects.
Yowell, a Sherman native,
worked t.for a short while in
Tulia after earning his state
license before he and his wife,
the former Carol Nickson,
moved to Crosbyton.
Marriage Licenses Climb In Crosby County Weather 4#
Marriage licenses issued in County because death certifi-
?rosbv Countv increased from cates for several Dickens and pcmoo _______
Marriage licenses issued in
Crosby County increased from
86 in 1973 t'o an even 100
during 1974, according to
records of County Clerk Floyd
Death certificates showed a
decline from 87 during 1-973
to 79 in the past 12 months.
McGinnes points: out, however,
that this is not a completely countv, a
accurate record for Crosby' . '' ' '
County because death certifi-
cates for several Dickens and
Hale County residents were
filed in this county, and some
Crosbyton residents succum-
bed fn other counties.
Four births were recorded
in Crosby County during 1974,
one more than the, previous-
year.' Since babies are not
delivered by a hospital in this.
true comparison of
births is impossible to secure.
Pr 9 «OD
ending 7 *.m
Friday 32 26
Saturday 53 29
Sunday 61 38
Monday 55 33
Tuesday 35 31
Wednesday. 42 27
• Fre^z-uv* Rain
HEALTHIER ECONOMY FORESEEN LATE IN 1975
By B.abson’s Reports Inc., Wellesley Hills,
Mass., December 16, 1974,. At the time of our
‘1974 forecast a year ago, the American economy
was beset by a critical shortage of fuel and
eriefgy, with its rphltitutde of threateningimplir
.cations. Fortunately, despite widetipreadanxiety
.in the'business world and the inconvenience of •
queueing-up ,at gasoline stations, there Were no
massive disruptions" of . commeretfrip and
industrial - activity. There were,' however, .a
number Of warnings lit ntrr~ tnrsuyent*’» rtnnun 1
. forecast that have been only too clearly borne
v out. There included predictions of an impending
change in our life style,'ll letdown in economic
• activity, continuation of the excruciating squeeze
of inflation, a further slump in homepuilding,
and a downturn in interest rates.
>, ' * •
1975—YEAR OF REALIGNMENT
As we move across, the threshold into 1975,
serious economic dislocations are being widely
|?ro|3hesied for the
by the Uni
wonder, then, that we enter 1975 with the
conviction that it will be no bed of roses.
of the year will
jsphere- of l
correcting a number or excesses in order to
teriied , by an
placet ' the' economy on a healthier, foundation
from which renewed growth may come. Among
the needed corrections are* the reduction of
burdensome consumer credit, the trimming of'
blnated governmental spending budgets, and a
s hr ink lag oT'TmSinUNS ^ iuvenluiies imwbsely
accumulated m late 1973 and early 1974 as a
hedge against possible shortages and/or up-
spiraling prices. The truth is that swollen
business inventories plus heavy business capital
spending have been responsible for at least a
fdtr part of. today's monstrous inflation --
le upcoming twelve months. As oi such
Urew 10 ess
d Mine Workers' strike in the coal
grow%u is to De revived, correction
of such maladjustments is unavoidable and in the
both inflation and money rates must be
-rought down to. mo re tolerable levels.
le United Mine Workers' strike in the coal
stry and the deepening inertia in the housing
inflation continued to exact, a heavy toll
public. At that time, many political aspirants
and incumbents anxious to remain in office
with biennial elections looming just ahead - —
criticized the Administration for apparently
giving more attention to warding off or coping
With the recession /than to battling inflation.
But the staff of Babson's Reports took a con-
trary view, [jointing out that, without playing
down the serioushess of inflation, President
Ford's speech may have read * the. economic
. climate more correctly ... that before too
-Jong-fear of recession might*outpace fear of
inflation. . - - ; -, -> ; i ——r
/1 .«*: ■- ■
There is no>d8ubt that concern over recession
has assumed gravd proportions. Inflation, un-
fortunately*-' is no less acute, but the freshet
of layoff announcements in the last weeks of
1974 not only increased apprehension over the
recession but brought talk of the possibility of
a full-fledged depression. In the light of political,
international, and economic upheavals which
have sapped public confidence tor more than a
year, this radical shift in thinking comes as no
great surprise, - It is, however, the contention
RECESSION. YES-- DEPRESSION,/NO r.vof the staff of Babson’s Reports that a de,-.
•When President Ford made hi* first economic fe8100 on the order pf that seen in Che
diry proposals to.Congress, the Aroblfem of i i930s Is not m the cards for 1975. Recessionary
in , the thinking of the 1 conditions will prevail for moj>t /0f the new
/nfox-i, .-.rv.-Trr^L' ....... J ■ ' ";-
year, reflecting extension of the weakening that
began -in the fall of 1973 when Arab oil embargo
gave inflation its first brisk fillip. The lapel
of recession Was affixed when the statistical-
results for the' first two questers of l9?4
became available meeting the textbook definition
of recession; with two consecutive quarterly
declines in the nation’s real Gross National
Product (GNP in 1958 dollars -- ex inflation).
CUSHIONS AGAINST A DEPRESSION
Comparing the present time with some yeatts
agOf ' Wtt 4ire ftwnrm hf a urreAl many (?haMe^ of
an adverse'nature. vFrom the end of World
War II through the better part of the 1960s,
there existed a period'of hfgn growth when both
domestic, and international economies were
busily attempting to fulfill pent-up demand aAd
Alte /burgeoning needs of exploding populations.
Then, credit was plentiful and cheap, a-
vital raw materials. These conditions no
exist on that unrestricted scale, and the
of the international powers of centuries’standing
have been undergoing fundamental-reshufflings.
Underdeveloped and emerging nations, singly or
in blocs, are. wresting 41 place tor tnemselves
in the world family as well as a powerful
leverage in determining markets and prices
S«« DEPRESSION Six
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